Fred Hollows exhibiton coming to Sutherland Library

Sutherland Library will host a touring exhibition that celebrates the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows from 30th September to 14th October 2008. The exhibition uses pictures and stories to outline the life and achievements of Fred Hollows and the continuing work of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

15 years after the passing of Professor Hollows, his widow Gabi Hollows hopes that the exhibition will offer locals a chance to learn more about Fred's dream of treating avoidable blindness and improving indigenous health.

'The exhibition gives local people the chance to learn more about Fred's life and the work of The Foundation, which I think is extremely important given that he remains a very significant person in Australian history."

Fred Hollows was a passionate ophthalmologist who became known for his work helping restore the eyesight of countless thousands of people in developing countries and his passionate plight to improve indigenous health here in Australia. In 1993 he lost his battle with cancer aged 63.

In 2007 The Fred Hollows Foundation restored the sight of 143,759 people, provided eye care for over 1.2 million people, trained 3,284 eye health workers and supplied over $1.3 million worth of essential medical equipment.

Further information about The Foundation can be found on their website at: