Biographical entry Le Souef, W.H.D.
W.H.D. Le Souef joined the Wallaby Club in 1899 and maintained his membership until 1902. In 1902 W.H.D. Le Souef was appointed Director of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, succeeding his father. He had an international reputation as an ornithologist and was twice President and also Secretary of the Royal Australian Ornithological Union (RAOU). He was a prolific writer and skilled nature photographer. In the period 1880 to 1888 he made several collecting trips to India, Sumatra, Japan and New Guinea. Two of his brothers were also zoo directors, one in Perth and the other in Sydney. He is said to have ridden the first pneumatic tyred bicycle in Victoria.
- 1899 - 1902
- 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 136, additional references page 23, 24, 40.
Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy
Created: 11 January 2007, Last modified: 16 February 2007
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.
Dates and details of annual walks from 1894.