Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Springthorpe, J.W.


Dr J. Springthorpe joined the Wallaby Club in 1903 and maintained his membership until 1929. He was a physician and the first Australian medical graduate to be admitted to membership of the Royal College of Physicians (England). He was also the first Dean of Dentisry at the University of Melbourne. He had a great influence in improving mental health services in Victoria, served in World War I as a Lieutenant Colonel in charge of hospitals in England and Egypt. He also erected the grandiose 'Annie Springthorpe' memorial in the Boroondara cemetry in memory of his first wife.



1903 - 1929
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 140, additional references page 6, 7, 29, 33, 37, 39, 94, 125, photographs page 14.

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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