Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Fink, Theodore ( - 1942)



Theodore Fink joined the Wallaby Club in its founding year, 1894, and remained a member until his death in 1942. Fink was a barrister and solicitor specialising in commercial law. He was a legal partner of Sir R.W. Best as well as school mate and intimate friend of Alfred Deakin. In the Victorian Parliament he was a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) 1894-1904. He was Chairman of Melbourne Herald for over 25 years, prominent in literary and artistic life of Melbourne - a writer of prose and poetry - and public speaker. In the education field he was a Member of Council of University of Melbourne for 17 years and helped to found the Victorian Council of Legal Education.



1894 - 1942
Membership - Wallaby Club

Sources used to compile this entry: Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of members page 133, additional references page 15, 19, 21, 27, 28, 29, 71, photographs page 52.

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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