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John Tremearne (1844–1912)

The death occurred on Friday at midday of Dr John Tremearne, M.R. C.S., late of Collins St., Melbourne. The deceased gentleman was born at St. Ivers, Cornwall, England. He graduated with high honours from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and after being in charge of the Bath Hospital for three years came to Australia, and was immediately appointed surgeon in charge of the Creswick Hospital. This position he held for some years, relinquishing it to take up private practice in the same town. He remained at Creswick until 1902, in which year he went to Melbourne to practise as a consulting surgeon in Collins' Street. Throughout Australia he was regarded as a very clever surgeon, and was a recognised authority on hydatids, patients coming from all the States and from New Zealand to be under his care. He married a daughter of the late Mr. F. N. Martin, of Ballarat, and Mrs. Tremearne, with three of their sons, survives him. The eldest, Major A. J. N. Tremearne, saw service in the South African war, and has subsequently distinguished himself as an explorer in West Africa. Another son, Mr. J. E. Tremearne, is a member of ''The Argus" staff.

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St Ivers, Cornwall, England


November, 1912 (aged ~ 68)
Victoria, Australia

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