Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Turner, John Stewart ( - 1991)


artist, botanist, conservationist, plant physiologist and poet


Professor John Turner joined the Wallaby Club in 1941 and maintained his membership until his death in 1991. He was elected President in 1962 and was Editor of Card with Dr R. McC. Simpson from 1963 to 1991. He was elected a Life Member in 1982. He was Professor of Botany at the University of Melbourne, a member of the Land Conservation Council of Victoria, and a foundation member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He was also a gifted artist and a poet.



1941 - 1991
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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 references pages 71, 74, 97, 120, 126, photographs pages 84, 102, 124, artworks pages 81, 90, 111, 127.

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A Private Club

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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