Samuel Thomas Knaggs
KNAGGS, SAMUEL THOMAS (1842-1921), medical practitioner, was born in July 1842 at Tipperary, Ireland, son of Robert Corbet Knaggs (1809-1877) and his wife Phoebe, née Maiben. He arrived at Sydney in 1848 with his parents. In April 1855 his father was registered as a medical practitioner and settled in Newcastle as a chemist and druggist.
Knaggs was educated in Newcastle and studied medicine in Dublin (F.R.C.S., 1871) and Aberdeen (M.B., Ch.M., 1871; M.D., 1873). After service as resident medical officer at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, and visits to Paris and Vienna, he was registered on 8 January 1872 as a medical practitioner in New South Wales and practised in Newcastle until 1880. In July 1874 he had been appointed government medical officer and next year became salaried medical officer at Newcastle Hospital. He was interested in public health and often contributed to the Newcastle ...Read more at the source website