Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Littlejohn, Murray J.

ecologist and zoologist


Dr Murray Littlejohn joined the Wallaby Club in 1981. He was elected President in 2005. Murray trained as a zoologist at the University of Western Australia, and spent most of his working career (1959-1998) in the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne. He was a Reader/Associate Professor before retirement, and is now a Principal Fellow in the Department of Zoology. His special research interest is acoustic communication in frogs.


Murray Littlejohn trained at the University of Western Australia where he received his PhD in 1958. He has received numerous awards, honours and fellowships including an international symposium in his honour at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has given many invited lectures at symposia. He is a specialist in the study of frogs and has two frogs named after him - Littlejohn's Tree Frog (Litoria littlejohni) and Littlejohn's Toadlet (Uperoleia littlejohni).


1981 -
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, additional references pages 93, photographs pages 124, 129.

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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