Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Ewart, A.J.

FRS

Occupation
botanist

Summary

Professor A. Ewart joined the Wallaby Club in 1915 but only maintained his membership until the following year, 1916. He was the foundation Professor of Botany at the University of Melbourne and at various times Dean of Science, Veterinary Science and Agriculture. He was the author of Flora of Victoria. His notable contribution to the Wallaby Club was through the fashioning of the Wallaby ANZAC Stick.

Details

Regarding the ANZAC Stick: 'Osborne examined it and handed it to Professor Ewart, another Wallaby. He treated it, managed to untwist the coils, straightened them, and finally fashioned it inot the shape of a walking stick; he then presented the product of many hours of skilled labour and scientific treatment to the Club'.
Alfred Hart, page 37

Events

1915 - 1916
Membership - Wallaby Club

Related Cultural Artefacts

  • ANZAC Stick (1915 - )

    Ewart treated the raw stick to untwist the coils, straighten it and fashion it into a walking stick.

    Date: 1915 - 1916?

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 133, additional references page 37, 94, 125.

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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