Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Gilruth, J.A. ( - 1937)

academic, public servant and veterinarian


Dr J. Gilruth joined the Wallaby Club in 1927 and maintained his membership until his death in 1937. He was a veterinarian and appointed Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Melbourne in 1908. He was later appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory, 1912-1920 and was Chief of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Division of Animal Health in 1933.


Regarding his membership: 'J.A. Gilruth, a Scot, or Pict, as he called himself . . .

J. Woodburn, page 67


1927 - 1937
Membership - Wallaby Club

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 134, additional information pages 63, 66, 67.

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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