Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Woodburn, J.L.F. ( - 1965)



J. Woodburn joined the Wallaby Club in 1930 and maintained his membership until his death in 1965. He was elected President in 1952 and was Secretary in 1955. He was a grazier and wrote Volume II of the Wallaby Club history. He was a son-in-law of C.E. Oliver and an uncle of J. Minifie.

Note: In the 1990s membership database in death year is given as 1966.


Regarding his history of the Wallaby Club: 'Woodburn's chronological account commences at 1923 and continues to 1953, in which year he was himslef President. At Melbourne University he won a double-blue and became a life-long friend of two other future presidents - Leonard Mitchell and H. Stuart Hutchison. His wife was a daughter of Calder Oliver, a Wallaby from 1901 to 1931.'
Harold Attwood (ed), page 95


1930 - 1966
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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 142, additional references pages 60, 65, 83, 86, 87, 89, 95, 105, 113, 117, 118, photographs pages 58, 61, 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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