The surname of Gould has been associated with Pharmacy in Tasmania for many years with Mr H.T. Gould being the Chairman of the Pharmacy Board of Tasmania from 1910-12, and Mr J.H. Gould, 1932-38.
Mr Henry Thomas Gould qualified in England and came to Tasmania in 1881. His son, John Henry Gould, qualified in Victoria after serving his apprenticeship with his father and transferred to Melbourne and was attending lectures at the Victorian College of Pharmacy when at the age of 21 years in 1935, he died from septicaemia following an attack of influenza.
The Gould Family established a capital sum to perpetuate the Gould Prize.
Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.