Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Annual Walks Walks 1908

Details

'In this year began the practice of having a Wallaby Club House-boat at the Henley-on-Yarra Regatta; it was intended to be a substitute for the customary Ladies' Afternoon. This acquatic function of the Club began in quite a modest way; the Club agreed to Pounds20, increased later to Pounds30, and the members who participated were each to contribute five shillings. Next year this contribution rose to ten shillings, and soon became fifteen shillings, whilst the Club's amount almost doubled.'

Alfred Hart [page 31-32]

Events

11 April 1908
Walk - From: Sandringham, To: Beaumaris
26 April 1908
Walk - From: Toorak, To: Camberwell
16 May 1908
Walk - From: Camberwell, To: Heidelberg
31 May 1908
Walk - From: Toorourong Reservoir, To: Yan Yean. Comments: via Plenty Ranges
13 June 1908
Walk - From: Darling, To: Surrey Hills. Comments: via Outer Circle Railway
12 July 1908
Walk - From: Oakleigh, To: Balaclava
25 July 1908
Walk - From: Williamstown, To: Port Melbourne. Comments: Guests of Captain Tickell
9 August 1908
Walk - From: Whittlesea, To: Yan Yean
27 August 1908
Walk - From: Cheltenham, To: Sandringham. Comments: via Black Rock
6 September 1908
Walk - From: Werribee Gorge
19 September 1908
Walk - From: Greensborough, To: Heidelberg
4 October 1908
Walk - From: Upper Ferntree Gully, To: Olinda
18 October 1908
Walk - From: Camberwell, To: Doncaster
24 October 1908
Walk - From: Yarrabank Houseboat, To: Henley. Comments: Ladies' Day
7 November 1908
Walk - From: Marysville. Comments: King's Birthday Weekend
21 November 1908
Walk - From: Clayton, To: Mordialloc
5 December 1908
Walk - From: Port Melbourne, To: Queenscliffe and Sorrento. Comments: via S.S. "Ozone"

Sources used to compile this entry: Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. References page 31, 32.

Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy

A Private Club

The Wallaby Club is a Melbourne-based walking club established in 1894 with a strong bias towards good fellowship, talking and an appreciation of both the natural and built environments. Membership is strictly limited and is by invitation only.

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