Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Selby-Smith, Christopher (1942 - 2007)

15 September 2007
academic, economist and public servant


Professor Chris Selb-Smith joined the Wallaby Club in 2005 and maintained his membership until his surprising and very sudden death on 15 September 2007. During his short membership of the Club, Chris was a regular walker and attended most dinners. He was great conversationalist and could lead an informal chat into profound and insightful territory. He had a great knack of finding the next question that naturally extended thinking without becoming overtly challenging. At the time of his death Chris was a Professor of Management in Business Economics at Monash University.


Chris Selby-Smith was the founding Director of the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training. This was an area of study which Chris helped to establish in Australia and was a field in which he made a major contribution.


Life event - Equal Dux of School at Scotch College, Melbourne
Life event - Captain of School at Scotch College, Melbourne. He was also in the 1st XI cricket team and the 1st XVIII football team.
Life event - Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship
Membership - Wallaby Club

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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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