Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Bavin, Thomas Rainsford (1874 - 1941)


5 May 1874
Kaiapoi, Christchurch district, New Zealand
31 August 1941
Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia
lawyer and politician


Sir T. Bavin joined the Wallaby Club in 1907 but only maintained his membership until 1908 when it appears from his Australian Dictionary of Biography entry that he moved to Sydney. He was a lawyer and politician, and Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Barton and Deakin.



1907 - 1908
Membership - Wallaby Club

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Sources used to compile this entry: John McCarthy, 'Bavin, Sir Thomas Rainsford (1874 - 1941)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition edn, Australian National University, 2006,; Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of Members page 130.

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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