Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Swinburne, George ( - 1928)

business man, philanthropist and politician


George Swinburne joined the Wallaby Club in 1902 and maintained his membership until is death in 1928. He was a business man, politician and philanthropist. As a local Hawthorn resident he was founder, funder and Chairman of the Swinburne Technical College. He was also connected with the selection of Sir Samuel Wadham as the first Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne in 1925.



1902 - 1928
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 141, additional references page 28, 64.

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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