1949 Apprenticed to Ernest W.F.White, Pharmaceutical Chemist, of Summer St, Orange, New South Wales
Apprenticeship transferred to Lloyd Hittmann, Pharmaceutical Chemist of Lyons
Road, Drummoyne, Sydney.
1st Year Pharmacy, University of Sydney
1951 2nd Year Pharmacy, University of Sydney. This year was called "Materia Medica"
On 8th April, Registered by the Pharmacy Board of New South
Wales - "Ph.C."
On 1st April, Elected a Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales - "M.P.S."
My first job was as locum for Stewart F Shearman's Pharmacy in Crown St, Orange,
for a fortnight
followed by a fortnight as locum for Tom Hallett's Pharmacy also of Crown St, Orange.
The rest of 1952 I worked as an assistant at Frank Blomfield's Pharmacy in Keppel St, Bathurst
1953 to 1954 Purchased Tom Hallett's Pharmacy in Crown St, Orange, and managed that for 2 years.
1954 to 1958 Attended Theological College.
1959 Worked in Pharmacies in Condobolin and Warren in the west of New South Wales
1960 to 1967 Opened and managed the Mall Pharmacy in Central Road, Unanderra, NSW.
1968 to 1972 Managed Carr's Pharmacy at Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW.
On 7th February, we purchased Carr's Pharmacy. I operated the Dispensary
as 'David Coates - Chemist' and my wife
Robin, operated the front of the shop as 'Robin Coates - Health & Beauty Aids'
On 27th November we amalgamated with Allan's Pharmacy which was owned by Allan
Kahler and from then on
we traded as Coates & Kahler - Chemists.
On 28th February, we sold Coates & Kahler - Chemists to Michael Coates (my
son who is also a Pharmacist)
and Monir Elhage who continue to trade as Coates & Kahler - Chemists.
1952 Registered by the Phar
macy Board of NSW
Elected a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of NSW
1959 Joined the Illawarra Pharmacists Association
1969 to 1972 Secretary of the Illawarra Pharmacists Association
1972 to 1988 Vice President of Illawarra Pharmacists Association
1973 to 2000 Pharmacist Locum Service Director for Illawarra
Pharmacy Staff Recruitment Director for Illawarra Pharmacists Association
1979 - 1980 Part-time Field Officer for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
2000 Life Member of the Illawarra Pharmacists Association
2002 Life Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia