Established 1894

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Biographical entry Wadham, Samuel M. ( - 1973)

academic and agricultural scientist


Sir Samuel Wadham joined the Wallaby Club in 1927 and maintained his membership until his death in 1973. He was elected President in 1940. He was Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and at various times Acting Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the Professorial Board. He was also an author and broadcaster, Chairman of the Rural Reconstruction Commission and a Captain in the Army of the Unitied Kingdom in World War I.


On his Presidency: 'S.M. Wadham, Professor of Agriculture in the Unviersity of Melbourne, Became President in 1940 and for the first time in our history there was no dinner to follow the Annual Meeting, but the Christmas Dinner was held at the old favourite resort, The Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc. . . . Of Professor Wadham and his service to our country a wider history will have a wonderful sotry to relate. Of him and succeeding men who are still living, it will be for some other continuator to write; at present we are too near to them and their work for the Club is, we hope, not finished.'
J. Woodburn, page 71


1927 - 1973
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 141, additional information pages 63, 71, 95, 97, photograph pages 70.

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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