Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Lovering, John F.

AO, FAA, FTSE, Chevalier des Palmes Academiques

academic, geologist and university administrator


Professor John Lovering joined the Wallaby Club in 1971. He was elected President in 2003. He trained as a geologist and has had a wide range of senior academic and public service appointments including Vice Chancellor and Professor of Geology at Flinders University in South Australia, 1987-1995. In 'retirement' he held a Professorial Fellowship in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.


Other career positions included:
* Professor of Geology (1969-1987), Dean of Science (1983-1985) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (1985-1987), University of Melbourne;
* Principal Investigator NASA Lunar Sample Analysis Program (1969 -1978);
* President, Murray-Darling Basin Commission (1994-1999);
* Chairman, Environment Conservation Council (1998-2002);
* Board Member and President, UNESCO International Geological Correlation Program (1981-1987);
* Chairman, Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (1985-89);
* Board Member, Southern Rural Water (2001- );
* Chairman, Gippsland Research Coordination Group (1999- )


1971 -
Membership - Wallaby Club

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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 136.

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.

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