Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Leckie, J.W.



J. Leckie joined the Wallaby Club in 1923 and maintained his membership until 1927. He was at various times a Senator and a Member of the House of Representatives in the Australian Commonwealth Parliament. He was also the father-in-law of Sir Robert Menzies.


Regarding his membership: In 1927 . . . 'Other outstanding Wallabies, Garran, Groom and Leckie were also in the exodus of the Federal Parliament from Melbourne. There was a farewell toast to the departing members at the Annual Dinner, and a rhymester - after hard labour it would seem - brought forth:

There's never a rhyme in the world for Canberra!
How, I wonder, could ever a man be ra
pscallion enough to go and plan borough
With such an unrhymable name as Canberra?

J. Woodburn, page 63


1923 - 1927
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 136, additional references page 63.

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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