The Shire of Manjimup have honoured Pemberton's long serving medical practitioner Dr Clifford 'Doc' Ryan by the renaming of Hospital Avenue to Doc Ryan Close.
Clifford 'Doc' Ryan (AM) came to the district in 1937 and served the region for 43 years. Doc had many talents including anaesthesiology, radiology, chiropractic and pharmacy and the skill to help farmers identify problems with their livestock. Some say Doc would have rather been an engineer. He certainly had an innovative gift for building and repairing medical machinery.
Shire President Paul Omodei explained "There was some community concerns that the name of Hospital Avenue, Pemberton was creating confusion regarding the location of the Pemberton Hospital, the Shire of Manjimup undertook to have the road renamed. Following a period of public consultation, the overwhelming response of the community was to honour and remember the achievements and contribution made to Pemberton by Dr Clifford 'Doc' Ryan during his time as the only medical practitioner in the town".
The Shire of Manjimup are pleased to announce that the new name 'Doc Ryan Close' has received official Landgate approval and the signage was installed on 8 May 2020.
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
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