Athenaeum Club, Melbourne

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Athenaeum Club
Formation1868 (1868)

The Athenaeum Club is a private gentlemen's club situated in Melbourne, Australia.

The club has been in operation since 1868.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

The club is not related to the nearby Melbourne Athenaeum.


  1. ^ Athenaeum Club (Melbourne, Vic.) (1868), Rules and regulations of the Athenaeum Club of Victoria : May, 1868, Mason, Firth and Co., printers, retrieved 7 December 2012
  2. ^ "MELBOURNE". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 2 May 1868. p. 7. Retrieved 7 December 2012. The Athenaeum Club Circular Prospectus has been issued; it is to be under the management of Mr. G. Knight, and premises in Collins-street are being furnished for it.
  3. ^ "BYGONE DAYS OLD MELBOURNE CLUBS". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 24 May 1941. p. 6. Retrieved 7 December 2012.The Athenæum Club (in no way connected with the Melbourne Athenæum, previously mentioned) was started about the middle of 1868, its moving spirit being J. G. Knight, but came to grief three years later. It is true that the building was only closed a few days; but when it reopened, although the name "Athenæum Club" was retained, it had become a proprietary undertaking, and so remained until the end of 1918, when it was sold to a company. Knight attempted to launch a City Club in 1872, but this does not seem to have survived its infancy.
  4. ^ "TELEGRAPHIC NEWS". South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 18 July 1868. p. 9. Retrieved 7 December 2012.The Athenaeum Club has been opened in Melbourne.
  5. ^ "£88,000 Refused". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 May 1928. p. 5. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Telegraphic Intelligence". The Empire. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 14 June 1871. p. 2. Retrieved 7 December 2012.The Athenaeum Club has collapsed.
  7. ^ "Another Melbourne Cup Stolen". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 7 December 2012.In January of last year the Melbourne Cup won by Trivalve in 1927 was stolen from a glass case on the first-floor lounge of the Athenaeum Club in Collins street.
  8. ^ "TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES,". The South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 20 June 1871. p. 3. Retrieved 7 December 2012.The Athenaeum Club will be carried on by Mr. Hay, of the Bull and Mouth.

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Coordinates: 37°48′51.99″S 144°58′15.39″E / 37.8144417°S 144.9709417°E / -37.8144417; 144.9709417