Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Shann, Frank ( - 1943)



Frank Shann joined the Wallaby Club in 1912 and maintained his membership until his death in 1943. He was elected President in 1934. He was an educationist, Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School, Melbourne 1917-1943 and a Lay Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne 1937.


Regarding his Presidency 1934: 'The year 1934 brought a return to education in the person of Frank Shann, Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School. A genial, witty and cultured man, he was very popular in the Club. As a humanist he deprecated the use of the cane as an instrument of discipline in schools, but when it came to passing on the symbol of office to his successor [G.C. Weigall] he did so with the remark, "I now exercise the prerogative of my profession, and with much pleasure give Dr. Weigall the stick." One morning, in 1943, we heard with regret that he had quietly passed away, sitting in his study chair.'
J. Woodburn, page 65


1920 - 1943
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 140, additional references page 39, 62, 65.

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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