Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Balding, William M.

chemist and science administrator


Bill Balding joined the Wallaby Club in 1980. He was elected President in 1988 and was Walks Secretary 1981-1984. He trained in science and was a Chemist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories, Maribyrnong, 1942-1946; in charge of a small research laboratory at Kraft Walker Cheese Company, 1946-1948; Sales Manager for Laporte Chemicals (Australia) Pty Ltd in Sydney, 1948-1955; a Research Staff Officer for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Head Office, 1955-1968; Secretary of the Division of Mineral Chemistry, CSIRO, Port Melbourne, 1968-1980. He had much experience as a bushwalker and a skier.



1980 -
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 130, photographs pages 107, 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.

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