Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Osborne, W.A. ( - 1968)

author, broadcaster, linguist, physiologist and poet


Professor W. Osborne joined the Wallaby Club in 1904 and maintained his membership through until his death in 1968. He was President in 1915. He was an intellectual polymath and Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne. He was also a broadcaster, author, poet and a linguist with a command of German, French, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Latin and a little Greek. He founded the Melbourne Rotary Club and was the father-in-law of Sir Clive Fitts.



1904 - 1968
Membership - Wallaby Club

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  • Fitts, Clive

    Sir Clive Fitts was a son-in-law of Professor W.A. Osborne.

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 138, additional references page 6, 29, 37, 62, 69, 70, 74, 83, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, photographs page 52.

Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy

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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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