Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Simpson, George

OBE

Occupation
gynaecologist and obstetrician

Summary

Dr George Simpson joined the Wallaby Club in 1946 and maintained his membership until his death in 1960. He was elected President in 1955. He was an obstetrician and gynaecologist. He played a very important role in setting up the Royal Flying Doctor Service wher he acted a John Flynn's second in command, and carried out the furst Flying Doctor mission (Cloncurry to Mount Isa and back). He was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Australian Air Force in Would War II where he planned the first Aerial Ambulance unit used by any of the Allied forces - the No. 1 Air Ambulance Unit.

Details

Events

1946 - 1960
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 140, additional references pages 68, 72, 89, 96, photographs pages 61, 69, 70, 75.

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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