Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Jobbins, G.G. ( - 1955)

Died
1955
Occupation
engineer and public servant

Summary

G. Jobbins joined the Wallaby Club in 1928 and maintained his membership until his death in 1955. He was elected President in 1937. He was an engineer and Chairman of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria.

Details

Regarding his Presidency: 'G.G. Jobbins became President in 1937. He was the fourth member of that band of eminent S.E.C. engineers who have adorned the Club, and the third to occupy the Presidential chair, his predecessors being Monash and Harper. F.W. Clements, who followed Sir John Monash as Chairman of the S.E.C. and preceded Jobbins in that position, was never a Wallaby President. Although frequently pressed, he always firmly declined the honour, though he was a useful member of Committee. He was most popular and highly esteemed, and his membership dated back to 1903. Jobbins is still on our roll [1954], though we regret that "age with his stealing steps" is overtaking him, and we have not seen him at a function for sometime.

Rich in good fellowship and harmony,
Witty and wise, the perfect Wallaby
(Sang or said, Anon).

His dry humour and subtle leg-pulling have not been forgotten.'

J. Woodburn, page 67

Events

1928 - 1955
Membership - Wallaby Club

Related Official Positions

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 135, additional information pages 63, 66, 67, 76, photograph pages 58, 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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