Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Bignell, John L. ( - 2005)


Naval officer and ophthalmologist


Dr J. Bignell joined the Wallaby Club in 1957 and maintained his membership until his death in 2005. He was elected President in 1983 and later awarded honorary life membership. He was an ophthalmologist. His career appointments included: Senior Honorary Ophthalmologist to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and President of the Australian Mobile Eye Clinic (India and Thailiand). He was a colleague of Dr L. Mitchell and had a commercial pilot licence. He was a Surgeon Lieutenant in the RANVR [?] during World War II and was later a consultant ophthalmologist for the Royal Australian Navy.



1957 - 2005
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 131, additional references pages 99, photographs pages 84, 128.

Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy

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.

Browse Entries

Browse Walks

Dates and details of annual walks from 1894.