James Barrett (academic)

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Sir James William Barrett KBE CB CMG (27 February 1862 – 6 April 1945) was an Australian ophthalmologist and academic administrator.

Born in South Melbourne, Victoria he was educated at the University of Melbourne and King's College London.[1] He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from 1931 to 1934, and then as Chancellor from 1935 to 1939,[2] He served as President of the British Medical Association from 1935 to 1936,[3] and was also the inaugural president of the Victorian Town Planning and Parks Association, now the Town and Country Planning Association.[4]


  1. ^ ‘BARRETT, Lt-Col Sir James William’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007
  2. ^ http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/barrett-sir-james-william-64
  3. ^ http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/collections/chancellors/barrett.html
  4. ^ "About the TCPA". Town and Country Planning Association. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
General Sir John Monash
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
1931 – 1934
Succeeded by
Sir Raymond Priestley
Preceded by
Sir John MacFarland
Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
1935 – 1939
Succeeded by