The Australian and New Zealand Association of Radiology was founded in 1935 by a dedicated group of radiologists who wanted to ensure the specialty was formally recognised and its practitioners properly trained.
In 1949, the Association became the College of Radiologists (Australia and New Zealand). The College continued to grow and evolve and in 1998, the organisation took on its current name, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
The J P Trainor Archive Trust was established through a generous donation by the family of John Patrick Trainor of Watson Victor Ltd, the first company to sell X-ray equipment in Australia.
The J P Trainor Archive Trust oversees and contributes financial support to the Trainor Owen Collection.
The Trainor Owen Collection is an archive, museum and library recording the history of our professions in Australia and New Zealand. It contains materials about:
The Trainor Owen Collection welcomes written enquiries and research visits.
Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment to visit.
You can also visit the Trainor Owen Virtual Museum, which showcases the collection in digital form, at www.ehive.com/collections/5079/trainor-owen-collection
You can support the Trainor Owen Collection by:
In 2014 the Trainor Owen Collection embarked on a project to capture the memories and experiences of College members who have contributed significantly to the development of the specialisms and the College.
This oral history project is called RANZCR Recalls and it focuses on:
Listen to interviews from this project via our RANZCR Recalls media site channel.
Transcripts of the interviews are available from the Archivist by request
If you would like to participate in the project, contact the Archivist.