NorDocs notes the passing in June 2022 of Dr Norman Rogers,a GP / obstetrician / surgeon in Lismore from the early 50s until 1984. Norm was the Government Medical Officer for many years and was frequently called upon in this capacity to visit the police cells and perform post mortems at Lismore Base Hospital.
He was active in local medical politics, being a Board member of both St Vincent’s and Lismore Base Hospitals. He served on the Board of the North Eastern Medical Association, the local branch of the British Medical Association, prior to the establishment of the Australian Medical Association.
He had a long term interest in medical education and was instrumental in founding the Richmond Valley Clinical Society in 1984.
He was a keen cricketer and golfer. In his later years he retired to a house on the river at Ballina and took up sailing.
He was predeceased by his wife Marie and is survived by his eight children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.