Biographical entry Jona, J. Leon ( - 1964)
- physiologist and surgeon
Dr J. Leon Jona joined the Wallaby Club in 1923 and maintained his membership until his death in 1964. He was a Lecturer in Physiology at the University of Melbourne and a consulting surgeon at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. He was formerly a surgeon in the British Merchant Navy and President of the Zionist Federation of Australia and New Zealand.
In reference to 1953: 'Dr. Jona is still one of the most congenial members, and when absent on his frequent overseas trips never fails to send a cheery greeting to the annual meeting. Though no longer a walker, he retains no small skill in boiling the billy.'
J. Woodburn, page 62
- 1923 - 1964
- Membership - Wallaby Club
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 135, additional references page 62, photographs page 58, 61, 70.
Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy
Created: 17 April 2007, Last modified: 22 April 2007
A Private Club
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.
Dates and details of annual walks from 1894.