List of Australian Club Members

The following is a "'list of famous past and present members of the Australian Club.



*Hon Joseph Palmer Abbott OBE MC, Grazier and politician
*Haynes Gibbes Alleyne, Medical practicioner.
*John Anderson (Australian politician), Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1999-2005
*Rt Hon Doug Anthony CH AC, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1971-1972 & 1975-1983
*Hon Larry Anthony


*Hon Bruce Baird
*Sir Samuel Henry Egerton Barraclough KBE VD, Engineer
*Rt Hon Sir Edmund Barton GCMG QC, First Prime Minister of Australia and a founding justice of the High Court of Australia.
*Rt Hon Sir Garfield Barwick GCMG AK, Attorney-General of Australia (1958-61), Minister for External Affairs (1961-64) and the seventh and longest serving Chief Justice of Australia (1964-81). He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1964 and a judge of the International Court of Justice (1973-74) [1]
*Hon Sir Thomas Bavin KCMG, 24th Premier of New South Wales.
*General Sir Phillip Bennett
*Sir John Victor Hall Best, Dentist.
*Douglas Thornley Boyd CMG, Grazier and wool industry leader.
*Hon Sir Gerard Brennan KBE AC QC
*John Le Gay Brereton
*Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges KCB CMG, First Australian appointed to General rank, KIA Gallipoli.
*Sir Thomas Buckland, Goldmine-manager, pastoralist, businessman and philanthropist.
*Hon Sir James Burns KCMG, Businessman, shipowner and philanthropist
*Hon Sir William Westbrooke Burton KCMG, Politician and judge.
*John Busby, Surveyor and civil engineer
*John Busby, Founder of the Australian wine industry.
*Hon William Busby MLC, Pastoralist and politician.


*Robert Campbell (Australian landowner)
*Robert Campbell (Australian politician)
*William Timothy Cape
*John Henry Challis
*Henry George Chauvel
*Brigadier Sydney Ernest Christian CMG, Soldier.
*David S. Clarke AO, Chairman Macquarie Bank.
*Hon Terence Cole AO QC
*General Peter Cosgrove AC MC CNZM
*Sir Robert Cotton (Australian politician) KCMG AO,
*Nicholas Cowdery
*SirCharles Cowper
*Sir Norman Lethbridge Cowper
*Major-General Paul Cullen AC DSO OBE ED, Soldier and Grazier.
*Sir Arthur Roden Cutler VC


*William John Dakin, Zoologist
*Rt Hon William Bede Dalley QC, Attorney-General of NSW
*Frederick Matthew Darley GCMG, Chief Justice & lieutenant-governor of New South Wales of New South Wales.
*Sir James Ralph Darling OBE, Headmaster Geelong Grammar School.
*Hon Sir John Bayley Darvall KCMG QC, Attorney-general of NSW
*Sir William Deane
*Peter Debnam MP
*George Dibbs
*Rt Hon Sir Owen Dixon OM GCMG KBE, Australian judge and diplomat, was the sixth Chief Justice of Australia.
*Sir Stuart Donaldson KCMG
*John Dowd (politician) AO
*Hon Justice Garry Downes AM QC, Judge Federal Court of Australia.
*Sir Harold Robert Dew, Professor of surgery.


*Malcolm Henry Ellis, Journalist and historian,


*John Fahey (politician) AC, Premier of New South Wales Chairman World Anti-Doping Agency.
*James Fairfax AO
*Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax
*Malcolm Fraser CH AC, Prime minister of Australia.
*Hon Sir George Warburton Fuller KCMG, Barrister and politician.


*Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs GCMG
*Hon Murray Gleeson AC, Chief Justice of Australia
*David Gonski AO, Businessman and arts patron.
*Sir Albert John Gould VD, Lawyer and politician.
*Sir James Graham, Physician and politician
*Hon Justice Peter Graham (judge), Federal court judge.
*Sir Norman McAlister Gregg MC, Ophthalmologist who discovered Rubella.
*Hon Justice William Gummow AC, Justice High Court of Australia.


*Sir John Hay (politician) KCMG
*Hon Dyson Heydon AC
*Angus Houston AC AFC
*Hon John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia (1996-2007)
*Hon Tom Hughes (Australian politician) AO QC
*Hon Justice Sir Percival Halse Rogers KBE, Judge


*John Hewson AM


*Norman William Kater
*Philip Gidley King, Pastoralist.
*Phillip Parker King, Naval officer, hydrographer and company manager.
*David Kirk MBE, former New Zealand rugby union player best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 also a Rhodes Scholar and currently CEO of John Fairfax
*Rt Hon Sir Frank Kitto
*Rt Hon Sir Adrian Knox KCMG QC, Second Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, sitting on the bench of the High Court from 1919 to 1930.


*Hon Jim Longley
*Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke, British and Australian statesman; served in William Gladstone's cabinet as Chancellor of the exchequer 1868-1873.
*Sir John Isaacs Loewenthal CMG, Military surgeon and academic.


*Henry Normand MacLaurin
*Hon Sir Alexander Macleay
*Sir William Macarthur, Pastrolist
*Professor Sir Mungo William MacCallum KCMG, Educationist, scholar and administrator.
*James Macarthur-Onslow
*Hugh Mackay (social researcher)
*Hon Michael MacKellar
*Rt Hon Sir William McMahon CH GCMG
*Sir Herbert Lethington Maitland, Surgeon and sportsman.
*Conrad Martens
*Sir David Maughan QC, Barrister.
*Hon Roderick Meagher AO QC
*William Montagu Manning
*Rear-Admiral Sir David Martin (Governor) KCMG AO, Governor of NSW
*James Martin (Australian politician)
*Edward Christopher Merewether, Public servant and company superintendent.
*Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether, Public servant and university chancellor.
*Sir Denison Samuel King Miller KCMG, Banker governor of the Commonwealth Bank.
*Thomas Mitchell
*Hugh Morgan (Australian businessman)
*William Morrow (Australian physician)
*Leslie Morshead
*Thomas Sutcliffe Mort
*Allan Moss AO, Managing Director/CEO of Macquarie Bank


*Sir Charles Nicholson, 1st Baronet, of Luddenham
*Sir John Northcott


*Richard Edward O'Connor, Foundation Justice of the High Court of Australia
*Hon Edward David Stewart Ogilvie MLC, Pastoralist.
*Arthur Alexander Walton Onslow, Naval officer and politician.
*Rt Hon Sir William Francis Langer Owen KBE, Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.
*Sir William Owen, Royal commissioner and Chief Judge in Equity of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
*Sir Langer Meade Loftus Owen CBE QC, Barrister and head of Red Cross


*Hon Clyde Packer
*James Packer
*Kerry Packer AC
*Earle Page
*Banjo Paterson CBE
*Hon Andrew Peacock AC
*Professor Sir John Beverley Peden KCMG, barrister and professor of law
*Frank Astor Penfold Hyland, Governing director of Penfolds Wines Ltd
*Peter King (Australian politician)
*Peter Leahy


*Rt Hon Sir George Edward Rich KCMG, Justice of High Court of Australia
*Hon Justice Bernard Blomfield Riley, Federal court judge
*Sir Alfred Roberts, Surgeon.
*Sir Stephen Henry Roberts CMG, Historian and university vice-chancellor.
*Christopher Rolleston CMG
*James Rowland (Australia)
*Hon William Rutledge MLC, Attorney General.

*Kim Santow
*Paul D. Scully-Power AM
*Hon Sir John See KCMG, Premier of New South Wales.
*Sir Colin Archibald Sinclair KBE
*Hon Warwick Smith (politician)
*Sir Kenneth William Starr OBE, Surgeon
*Alfred Stephen
*Sir Bertram Stevens KCMG, Premier of New South Wales from 16 May 1932 to 5 August 1939.
*Hon Sir Francis Bathurst Suttor,


*Edward Deas Thomson
*Robert Towns, Businessman and founder of Townsville.
*Ralph Townsend
*Malcolm Turnbull MP


*Walter Liberty Vernon VD, Architect and soldier.


*Hon Thomas Waddell, Premier of New South Wales
*Hon Sir Charles Gregory Wade KCMG KC, Premier of New South Wales
*Hon William Wentworth
*James Wolfensohn AO KBE
*Richard Windeyer KC
*Major-General Rt Hon Sir Victor Windeyer KBE CB DSO KC, Australian judge, soldier and educator, was a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
*Sir William Charles Windeyer
*John Woolley
*Edward Wise
*General Sir Eric Woodward


*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

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