• Full Name:
    Rev R.W. Holden
  • Role:
    Unregistered practitioner
  • Occupation/s:
    Clergy, Lay homœopathic practitioner
  • State:
    New South Wales
    South Australia
  • Date first identified using homoeopathy in Australia:
A Church of England clergyman, he studied allopathy and homœopathy privately for over seven years in England, under Dr Hammond. He provided medical treatment for the poor when working in parishes in Victoria and South Australia. In 1881 he moved to “Montacute House” at Lawrence, on the Clarence River in country New South Wales, where he found that there was no doctor in the town. At first he attended only urgent cases. However his practice increased, and eventually he devoted himself solely to the practice of medicine.
© Barbara Armstrong


  • Created:
    Friday, 03 October 2008
  • Last modified:
    Sunday, 10 August 2014