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Herbert Henry Bullmore (1874–1937)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Dr. H. H. [Herbert Henry ] Bullmore, a well-known Macquarie Street physician, died suddenly at his home in Wunulla Road, Point Piper, yesterday.

Dr. Bullmore took a leading part in the foundation or the Australasian College of Surgeons. At the time of his death, he was honorary physician to the Prince Henry Hospital. He had previously held similar posts at the Royal South Sydney and St. Vincent's hospitals.

A native of Queensland, he entered a legal office after a brilliant scholastic career, and studied law for three years before deciding to enter the medical profession. He then enrolled at Edinburgh University, obtaining his M.B. and Ch.B. degrees in 1902, and his M.R.C.P. in 1904. After graduating he was appointed House Physician to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and later settled in Somerset. He remained there only a short time, however, before he came to Australia, and commenced practice in Woollahra.

Dr. Bullmore will also be remembered as a keen sportsman. Before going to Scotland he represented Queensland at Rugby Union, while at Edinburgh University he gained the distinction of a "double blue" for rowing and football. Later, he played for Scotland in international Union matches, and was also a member of the famous University XV., captained by A. B. Plott.

He is survived by his wife, one son, James, and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Packer, Mrs. Douglas Henty, Mrs. Anthony Hordern, and Mrs. George Campbell.

After a service in All Saints' Church, Woollahra, at 2 p.m. to-day, the funeral will proceed to the Rookwood Crematorium.

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12 July, 1874
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


28 December, 1937 (aged 63)
Point Piper, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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