Established 1894

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Biographical entry Leitch, W.A.



W. Leitch joined the Wallaby Club in 1927 and maintained his membership until 1951. He was General Manager of the Union Bank.


'W.A. Leitch who served as auditor from 1942 to 1951 joined the Club in 1927. When in 1951 he felt he should withdraw from the Club because of his advancing years, Secretary A.W. Roberston tried to persuade him to change his mind. Leitch wrote Robertson a delightful letter.

Dear Doctor Robertson,
Thou has almost persuaded me, by your very friendly appeal, to reconsider and reverse my decision to retire from Club membership.
Although unfitted now to join the walks, I am, gastonomically, still sound, and always enjoyed your occasional feasts of reason and flow of the soul, but for a long time now, I have ceased to leave home at night, unless circumstances compelled.
I resign with regret, and the hope that Wallabies may long keep going with their healthy and friendly gatherings.
With my kindest regards,
Yours sincerely.

Harold Attwood (ed), page 121


1927 - 1951
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 136, additional information pages 63, 121.

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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