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Record Id: 21213048 (Australian Library Collections) permalink
Author: Cumpston, A. G.
Title: Interview with Dr Alan Cumpston [sound recording] / interviewer, Amy McGrath his sister.
Published: 1982. 
Description: 2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.)
Summary: Cumpston talks about the various firms he has worked with since 1958 in the field of occupational health. He then discusses his father's influence on his decision to become a doctor; studying medicine at Sydney University; appointment as first doctor at Concord Military Hospital during WWII; medical work undertaken after the war and decision to go into the field of occupational health. Cumpston then provides examples of the work he has done in this field as well as listing the various health societies he helped set up in his role as Director.

In 1975 he became the Director of Occupational Health in the Division of Occupational Health, Clean Air and Noise Abatement in the Health Dept of Western Australia.
Notes: Recorded on Nov. 10, 1982 in Canberra.

Children of Alan George and Muriel Winifred Vaughan:

Trevor born 1941
Michael born 1945
Philip born 1950
Jeremy born 1955
Timothy Alan born 1953

Australian national bibliography, Volume 2 By National Library of Australia includes Alan George at

Alan George Cumpston 1914-2001


A wedding of interest to Canberra people was celebrated at St. Paul's Church, Harris Park, Sydney, "on Saturday, when Miss Muriel Winifred Vaughan, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Vaughan, of Harris Park, and
Dr. Alan George Cumpston, youngest son of
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston, of Forrest, were married.
The bride wore a gown of cream
sheer over taffeta. Orange blossom sprigs were stitched to the train of the gown. A net veil was held in place by a top-knot of orange blossom, whilst she also carried a bouquet of white flowers.

The bridesmaid was Miss Kay Busby, who chose a frock of eau denil sheer which was worn with a head dress of tulle.

The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Alan Setchel, and the best man was Dr. Len Conlon.

The Canberra Times Wednesday 3 July 1940

Cumpston, A.G., 'Health and disease in the Broken Hill mining industry', Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Parkville, 1968.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954) Saturday 8 February 1930

INTERMEDIATE Canberra Results SYDNEY. Friday.
The results of the Intermediate examination for several centres were made available by the Education Department to-night.

Elizabeth Brownless, 2B 3B 5A ISA.
Enid Chapman, 2B 3B 4B 5B 1GB.
Mary Crawshaw, 115 2A 3B 5B 7E IIB.
Alan Cumpston, IB 2B 3B 4A 5A 7B HA. 1, English; 2, History; 3, Geography; , Maths. 5, Maths. 7, French;

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