2010 $1 Inspirational Australians Series - Fred Hollows
The Inspirational Australian Series recognizes and celebrates the individual achievements and commemorates these unique Australians who have made an extraordinary contribution to our society. The third $1 coin in the series celebrates the life and work of Fred Hollows who left a lasting impression with his dedicated work in healthcare.
Fred Hollows was a skilled ophthalmologist, migrating from New Zealand in 1965 and set out to improve aboriginal health services, expanding internationally, he performed eye surgery in developing countries and taught local technicians to do the same. His name will live on with the Fred Hollows Foundation along with the vision of millions worldwide.