Biographical entry Hansen, Martin Peter (1874 - 1932)
- author and educationist
Martin Hanson joined the Wallaby Club in 1902 and maintained his membership until his death in 1932. He was Secretary in 1908 and much later elected President in 1931. His career was in education which included a period as Acting Headmaster of Wesley College, Melbourne. He re-joined the Victorian Department of Education in 1910 as an Inspector of Secondary Schools. He was later promoted to Chief Inspector and then in 1925 to Assistant Director, and then ultimately Director of Education. As an author he wrote a number of books on education, physics, sport and the English language.
- 1902 - 1932
- Membership - Wallaby Club
- 'Hansen, Martin Peter (1874 - 1932)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition edn, Australian National University, July 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090186b.htm. Details
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 134, additional references page 12, 25, 27, 37, 39, 44, 62, 63, 65, 83, photographs page 52.
Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy
Created: 12 February 2007, Last modified: 28 April 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.