Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Armstrong, Edmund La Touche (1864 - 1946)

12 August 1864
Herne Hill, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
15 October 1946
East Malvern, Victoria, Australia
historian and librarian


Edmund La Touche Armstrong joined the Wallaby Club in 1900 and maintained his membership until his death in 1946. He was Secretary in 1907 and President in 1918. It is noted that he was also Treasurer at some point. He was a lawyer and the Librarian of the Victorian Public Library. He was also Secretary to the Trustees of the Public Library, Museum and National Gallery of Victoria over the period 1881 to 1925. The octagonal domed reading room in the Library was his brainchild in 1905.



1900 - 1946
Membership - Wallaby Club

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Sources used to compile this entry: David McVilly, 'Armstrong, Edmund la Touche (1864 - 1946)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition edn, Australian National University, July 2006,; Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of members page 130, additional references page 6, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 71, 72, 103, photograph page 14, 21.

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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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