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Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Sir John and Lady Goodwin on the steps of the Grand Hotel at Southport, 1927'
Picture relating to Caloundra - titled 'Dulcie Birrell, aged fifteen, at Caloundra, 1927'

Sir John and Lady Goodwin on the steps of the Grand Hotel at Southport, 1927

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1927
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Sir John and Lady Goodwin and party leaving the Grand Hotel after the official reception luncheon given in their honour by the Southport Town Council on 11 July 1927. (Information supplied with photograph)
Sir Thomas Herbert John Chapman Goodwin was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 24 May 1871. Educated in England, he graduated in medicine and was commissioned in the British Army Medical Service as a surgeon lieutenant. His service took him throughout the United Kingdom and to India where he won a Distinguished Service Order. During World War I he initially served in France but later accompanied the Balfour Mission to the United States in 1917.

He was appointed director general, Army Medical Services, June 1918. On 19 February 1927 he was appointed governor of Queensland. Both he and his wife travelled extensively throughout the State taking a lively interest in the welfare of British migrants. He took a personal interest in outdoor activities, particularly racing. While facing no constitutional problems during his term he strongly supported the establishment of a Queensland medical school. Following the completion of his duties on 7 April 1932 he returned to England. He died at Oxford, England, on 29 September 1960. (Information taken from: Australian dicitionary of biography, v. 9, 1983)

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