Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

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

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.

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