Australian Club

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The Australian Club is a private club founded in 1838 and located in Sydney at 165 Macquarie Street. Its membership is men-only and it's the oldest gentlemen's club in the southern hemisphere. It enjoys reciprocal arrangements with other clubs of its type including; the Melbourne Club, Boodle's and Brooks's in London, the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco, California Club in Los Angeles, Union Club and Knickerbocker Club of New York City and the Somerset Club in Boston.

Presidents[edit]

  1. Hon Alexander Macleay MLC FLS FRS 1838 - 1848
  2. Hon Campbell Drummond Riddell 1848 - 1856
  3. Hon Sir Edward Deas-Thomson KCMG CB MLC 1857 - 1879
  4. Hon Sir William Macarthur MLC 1879 - 1882
  5. Christopher Rolleston CMG 1882 -1888
  6. Edward Merewether FRGS 1888 - 1893
  7. Hon Philip Gidley King MLC 1894 - 1900
  8. Hon Sir Francis Bathurst Suttor MLC 1900 - 1908
  9. Hon Henry Edward Kater MLC 1909 - 1924
  10. John Archibald Anderson 1924 - 1933
  11. Major-General Hon James William Macarthur-Onslow VD MLC 1933 - 1936
  12. William Deuchar Gordon 1936 - 1939
  13. Pat Hamilton Osborne 1939 - 1942
  14. Hon Sir Colin Archibald Sinclair KBE MLC 1942 - 1945
  15. Hon Sir Norman William Kater MLC 1945 - 1948
  16. Edmund Irving Body 1948 - 1951
  17. Hon Sir Colin Sinclair KBE MLC 1951 - 1954
  18. John Gordon Crowther 1954 - 1957
  19. Edmund Irving Body CBE 1957 - 1959
  20. John Gordon Crowther 1959 - 1960
  21. Rt Hon Sir Victor Windeyer KBE, CB, DSO, ED, QC 1960 - 1963
  22. Donald Brian Hardy Arnott 1963 - 1966
  23. Major-General Sir Denzil Macarthur-Onslow CBE DSO ED 1966 - 1969
  24. Sir Norman Lethbridge Cowper CBE 1969 - 1972
  25. Sir William Morrow DSO ED 1972 - 1975

Notable members[edit]

To view a list of current and past members see, List of Australian Club Members

Website[edit]

The club website is titled 165 Macquarie Street but is only accessible to members.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/tyrrell/show.php?id=147

References[edit]

  • A History of the Australian Club 1838-1888, DR J R Angel
  • Who's Who 1974
  • Who's Who 2007
  • John's Notable Australians 1900