The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is a bi-national
organisation administering training, examinations and fellowship
services for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The College was
established in 1927, and the first meeting of the College Council
was held in Dunedin, New Zealand, in February 1927.
The College has a rich history and this is detailed in ANZ
Journal of Surgery articles, books and in a number of documents and
symbols which the College carefully looks after.
The archives of the College document the history and
administration of the College from its inception in 1927 to the
College Collections at the Melbourne office and the regional
offices contain a number of items of historical and aesthetic
Past College Presidents Professor Ian Gough (President from
2008-2010) and Mr Ian Civil MBE (President from 2010-2012)
summarise their achievements and key events that occurred during
their presidencies and time on Council in a series of video