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Anton Breinl Centre Archive
The Anton Breinl Centre specialises in research into the public health problems of tropical Australia and its near neighbours. It was established by James Cook University in 1987 as the Tropical Health Surveillance Unit, and in 1997 was re-named the Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine. This was in recognition of the growing importance of public health training at the Centre. A new teaching annex of the Anton Breinl Centre was completed in 2005, as was the move to the main campus at James Cook University.
The Centre is named after Dr Anton Breinl (1880-1944), the first director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, which was established by the University of Sydney in 1909 and located in Townsville. Dr Breinl was director of the Institute from 1910 until 1920. In 1910 he was awarded the Mary Kingsley medal for research in tropical medicine.
From 1987 until 2002 the Anton Breinl Centre had occupied the site of the earlier institute in the grounds of the Townsville General Hospital in North Ward.
Archive Location: 499R
Directors' Reports AB/DDR/1 Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine Director's Report, 3 May 1991 AB/DDR/2 Director's Report to the Anton Breinl Centre Advisory Committee, 6 Dec 1992 Submissions AB/SUB/1 Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine Submission to the Commonwealth Dept of Community Services and Health, March 1991 (2) AB/SUB/2 Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine Addendum to the Submission to the Commonwealth Services and Health, 19 March 1991 Miscellaneous AB/MIS/1 Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine James Cook University Laboratory Safety Manual, June 1992 AB/MIS/2 Speciality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Health and Medicine James Cook University, 26 Sept 1993 AB/MIS/3 Rural Health and Training Unit Annual Report, 1995/1996, August 1996 Newsletters AB/NEW/1 Filarial Links V.2 Issue 1, March 1997 AB/NEW/2 Filarial Update V.1 Issue 2, 1999 AB/NEW/3 Filarial Update V.2 Issue 1, 2000 AB/NEW/4 Filarial Update V.3 Issue 1, 2001 Newspaper Articles AB/NPA/1 Aussie Mossie Fevers