DR GEOFF CORNISH
As told by Adele Perry, Geoff's daughter 2016
Introduction by Judy Farmer
00.20 Early memories
00.40 Initiated Red Cross Blood Bank, with others
01.20 Took Adele to visit WGH children’s ward, memory of circular garden
03.00 Rotary Club
04.30 Drouin friends and Dr Hamp’s garden
09.55 Drouin in 1950s
11.52 Mother’s poor health, isolation from family in England
15.21 Decision to become a doctor
16.55 Joins RAF, trains as pilot/navigator
18.10 Shot down, POW, work in hospital, learned German, passed on information
19.40 Great Escape
21.04 Liberated, triaged at Dachau, rescued child, told her story Antiques Roadshow.
22.38 Returned to Australia, studied medicine at Perth and Melbourne Unis. Worked decorating cakes, sales in Henry Bucks
24.40 Interest in heart health – developed Cornish Walking Program
26.55 First practice in Bronte Park, Tasmania
28.10 Drouin, Frankston, became dental anaesthetist
30.10 Bought farm at Jindivick
31.35 Warmer climate needed – Gold Coast.
34.00 Wife died. Radio show, met and married Alison
34.55 Biography, 60 Minutes. Return to Germany.
Geoff and family on an outing in Drouin
Geoff's farewell at Warragul Hospital. Nick Gottschalk on right.
Geoff on his 70th birthday 2001
Geoff is 3rd from the right in the back row