Max Solling

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Max Charles Solling (OAM; b. 1942) is an Australian urban and sports historian.


Born in Sydney, Max Solling has been a resident of Glebe since 1960. He was educated at Newington College (1955-1959) [1] and the University of Sydney where he was awarded a University Sporting Blue in boxing and was Australian Universities boxing champion. In 1972 he completed his MA on the development of nineteenth-century Glebe and he was a founding editor of the Leichhardt Historical Journal.[2] He is also a qualified and practicing solicitor.


  • Grandeur and Grit: A History of Glebe (2007), Halstead Press, ISBN 1-920831-38-X
  • The Boatshed on Blackwattle Bay (1993), Glebe Rowing Club, ISBN 0-646-14811-7
  • Leichhardt: On the Margins of the City (1997) with Peter Reynolds, Allen & Unwin. (A social history of Leichhardt and the former municipalities of Annandale, Balmain and Glebe.
  • Contributor, Oxford Companion to Australian Sport
  • Contributor, Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket



  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 185
  2. ^ Leichhardt Historical Journal website Archived 26 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Australian Sports Medal website
  4. ^ Medal of the Order of Australia website