Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Latham, L.S. ( - 1950)



Dr L. Latham joined the Wallaby Club in 1911 and maintained his membership until his death in 1950. He was elected President in 1926. He was an Honorary Physician at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne; and Vice President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was also noted as a classical scholar and served as a Major in World War I.


In 1926 - 'After Dr. Young came L.S. Latham, an eminent physicians, a classical scholar and a man of wide culture. Amongst his many attainments he was able to read eight languages, ancient and modern, and seemed able to find time to maintain his fluency in them. His life ended at the height of his mental powers and while he was still active enough to enjoy a game of tennis. Playing with some friends on afternoon in 1950 he suddenly collapsed on the court and ina few minutes was gone. The news came as a shock to all, but most of us would choose so quick an ending when the time comes.'

J. Woodburn, History of the Wallaby Club Volume II, Melbourne, 1954. See page 63 of reprint.


1911 - 1950
Membership - Wallaby Club

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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 136, additional references page 6, 63, 72, 95, photographs page 52, 61.

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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