Dr John Woodforde

John Woodforde, ca. 1855. Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia B7008

John Woodforde was born in Somerset, England in 1810, to Harriet and Dr John Woodforde, a doctor in general practice. He gained his medical qualifications in 1832 and 1833, and was engaged as surgeon on the Rapid.

Once his appointment as Surgeon on the Rapid had ended, he was hired by Colonel Light as surgeon to the Survey Department at Rapid Bay. In 1837 he held consulting hours in the settlement of Adelaide and purchased land in North Adelaide, and in 1838 he married Caroline Carter. He was Coroner from 1856 till 1866 and was the fifth doctor registered with the Medical Board. John Woodforde died April 11 1866.








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