Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Rushman, J. Gordon

architect and planning consultant


Gordon Rushman joined the Wallaby Club in 1986. He served as Hon. Secretary from 1996-1999 and was elected President in 2000. As president he and his committee prepared the way for the then controversial incorporation of the Club. He trained as an architect and town planner in England. In Australia he was a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1970-1989.There he was instrumental in setting up his faculty's Research Committee, and in that period he was active on several research projects of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies and as an associate editor of a quartertly planning journal. In semi-retirement he continues teaching in the architecture course at Oceania Polytechnic and also works in architect practice with two of his former students.


Other career appointments include:
* Fellow, Royal Town Planning Institute;
* Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of Urban Studies;
* Honorary Member, China Association of Architects.


1986 -
Membership - Wallaby Club

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  • Smith, R.J.

    . . . Dr R Smith is a brother-in-law of J. Rushman . . .

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 139, additional references pages 92, photographs pages 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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