…It was a time when a medico could be called out at any time of the day or night; when epidemics were a constant threat (especially among children) and work accidents were common; when the source of all health knowledge, public and private, was the local doctor, especially one who had the title Government Medical Officer. Dr Darton must have been the most recognised and valued man in town. “The Beloved Physician” was the title Reverend Hawkey gave to his eulogy…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian on 19 August 2013.
The featured image of the Prefects of Newington College in 1912 shows Dr Darton in the front row, extreme right. It was sourced from Newington College archives.
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Dr Darton Beloved Physician
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