Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Maxwell, L.A. Ivan ( - 1964)



Dr Ivan Maxwell joined the Wallaby Club in 1925 and maintained his membership until his death in 1964. He was elected President in 1939. He was a Consulting Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Specialist Physician at the Repatriation Hospital in Heidelberg.


Regarding his Presidency: 'The Dinner Card of 1939 was the last for five years. Soon after Ivan Maxwell's accession war came, our activities were hampered, and we knew that life would never be the same again. He had the pleasure of presiding at the last of our carefree dinners.

Students of medicine, also agronomy,
Dentistry, science, domestic economy,
Tell of his scholarship mellowed with bonhomie.

(A case of Lautvershiebung, Maxwell-Mixwell, said the philologist, airing his erudition).'
J. Woodburn, page 68


1925 - 1964
Membership - Wallaby Club

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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 137, additional references page 63, 68, photographs page 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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