Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Adamson, Lawrence Arthur (1860 - 1932)


20 April 1860
Isle of Man
14 December 1932
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Lawrence Adamson joined the Wallaby Club in 1903 and maintained his membership until his death in 1932. He was a barrister and Headmaster of Wesley College for 30 years, 1902-1932, succeeding T. Palmer. He taught Prime Ministers R.G. Menzies and Harold Holt. Earlier, in 1897, he was Co-Headmaster of University High School with Otto Krome. He raised standards in secondary schooling and initiated organized teaching training and the registration of teachers in 1905. He was President of the Metropolitan Football Association for 37 years and associated with the Victorian Cricket Association and the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association.



1903 - 1932
Membership - Wallaby Club

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Sources used to compile this entry: M. A. Clements, 'Adamson, Lawrence Arthur (1860 - 1932)', 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.

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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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