Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Leckie, J.W.

Occupation
politician

Summary

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.

Details

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

Events

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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