Established 1894

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Biographical entry Burnet, Frank Macfarlane (1899 - 1985)

OM, AK, FRS, MD, FAA

Born
3 September 1899
Died
31 August 1985
Occupation
academic, author and medical researcher

Summary

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet joined the Wallaby Club in 1934 and maintained his membership until his death in 1985. He was elected President in 1945 and made a life member. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960. He was Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Experimnetal Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He was also an author and father-in-law of P.M. Dexter.

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1934 - 1985
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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 131, additional references pages 65, 95, 97, 126, photographs pages 61, 69.

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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