Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Avery, David (1871 - 1956)

22 February 1871
Bungaree, Victoria, Australia
27 October 1956
Berwick, Victoria, Australia


David Avery joined the Wallaby Club in 1923 and maintained his membership until 1936. He was a Lecturer in Chemistry at the Melbourne Technical College.


Regarding is membership: 'David Avery, after training a generation of chemists at the Melbourne Technical College, and solving the problem of pulping eucalypts, retired to the country and from the Club in 1936. There was always a welcome at his home for Wallabies straying in the hills near Berwick.'
J. Woodburn, page 62


1923 - 1936
Membership - Wallaby Club

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Sources used to compile this entry: Joan T. Radford, 'Avery, David (1871 - 1956)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition edn, Australian National University, July 2006,; Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of members page 130, additional references page 62.

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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