ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0240 ACT Red Hill Bush Regenerators Records

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0240

Collection

ACT Red Hill Bush Regenerators Records

Date Range

1990-2008

Quantity

0.54m (3 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

The ACT Red Hill Bush Regenerators Inc is a volunteer group which undertakes bush regeneration on Red Hill Nature Reserve.

The group was founded in 1989 as part of ParkCare, established by the ACT government as a volunteer community bush regeneration organization among the Canberra community. At a meeting in the Griffin Centre in Civic in 1989 (called by the ACT Government) the ACT Red Hill Bush Regenerators Inc became an original member group of ParkCare. Michael Mulvaney was the original organiser of the group and was instrumental in canvassing the ACT Government for the formation of ParkCare.

The group originally called itself the Red Hill Regenerators. At the instigation of the ACT government all ParkCare groups were incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991. As part of this process the group’s name became the ACT Red Hill Bush Regenerators Inc.  Despite this official change of name the group is often informally referred to as the Red Hill Regenerators (RHR).

The group’s primary focus has been to facilitate the regeneration of native bushland in Red Hill Nature Park primarily by the removal of environmental weeds.  This has been accomplished by physical weeding activities held on a monthly basis by members of the group. Grants obtained via various government conservation programs has also allowed the group to arrange for the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers (now Conservation Volunteers) and other groups  to undertake weeding activities on Red Hill.

As a consequence of its work on Red Hill, the RHR has also been actively involved in other conservation issues affecting Red Hill directly and Canberra Nature Park more broadly.

Series List

Series 1: Red Hill Regenerators administration, finances and annual general meetings

Series 2: Bush regeneration and conservation activities on Red Hill

Series 3. Red Hill environment

Series 4. Red Hill Regenerators outreach

Series 5.  Parkcare and other Canberra Nature Park sites

Series 6. ACT development and environmental management

Box Lists

Series 1: Red Hill Regenerators administration, finances and annual general meetings (1990-2008)

Box No. Series No. Items Description Number of Files Date Range
1 1 1 Membership Lists 1 file 1997-2004
1 1 2 Annual General Meetings 13 files 1995-2008
1 1 3 Incorporation 1 file 1994-2008
1 1 4 Insurance 1 file 2008
1 1 5 Memberships: Environment Defenders Office (ACT) Inc., Southern ACT Catchment Group Inc., Consevation Council ACT Region 1 file 2004-2009
1 1 6 Christmas Cards 1file 1990-1991

Series 2: Bush regeneration and conservation activities on Red Hill (1990-2008)

Box No. Series No. Items Description Number of Files Date Range
1 2 1 Bush regeneration activities and attendance sheets 1 file 1990-2009
1 2 2 Vermon Bailey 1 file 1996-2006
2 2 3 Grants and funded activities: applications, ACTV, WWF, tracks, National Landcare Program, small equipment grants 1 file 1990-2004
2 2 4

Red Hill Regenerators planning

1 file 1998-2004
2 2 5

Training

1 file 1989-2007
2 2 6

Awards (see also 2/2)

2 files 1992-2001
2 2 7

Drainage channel clearing

1 file 1994
2 2 8

Land adjacent to Deakin Offices - correspondence with Departmnett of Finance

1 file 2003-2004
2 2 9

Correspondence with ACTEWAGL regarding works on Red Hill

1 file c.2004-2008
2 2 10

Fire management

1 file 2007
2 2 11  Deakin Telephone Exchange land development proposal 1 file  2008

Series 3: Red Hill Environment (1989-2008)

Box No. Series No. Items Description Number of Files Date Range
2 3 1

Red Hill: description, history, threats

1 file 1989-2008
2 3 2

Red Hill plants and animals, including surveys

1 file 1994-2007
2 3 3

Weeds and weed control on Red Hill: information about weeds, chemical and biological control

1 file 2000-2001

Series 4: Red Hill Regenerators Outreach (1990-2009)

Box No. Series No. Items Description Number of Files Date Range
3 4 1

Red Hill Regenerators Outreach (including website)

1 file

1993-2007

3 4 2

Talks and presentations

1 file 1990-1991
3 4 3

Red Hill Regenerators leaflet and signage

1 file 1999-2008

Series 5: Parkcare and other Canberra Nature Park Sites (1990-2004)

Box No. Series No. Items Description Number of Files Date Range
3 5 1

Parkcare groups meetings (see also 2/1)

1 file 1990-2002
3 5 2

Other Canberra Nature Park sites

1 file 1991-1999
3 5 3

ParkCare and Canberra Nature Park management

1 file 1990-2004

Series 6: ACT Development and environment management (1991-2007)

Box No. Series No. Items Description  Number of Pages  Date Range
3 6 1

Draft ACT Territory Plan (1992)

1 file 1991-1992
3 6 2

ACT grasslands

1 file  1991-2000
3 6 3

Commonwealth inquiry into ACT nature conservation and environmental management

1 file 1992
3 6 4

Greening Australia and Landcare

1 file 1992-1994
3 6 5

Inquiry into feral animals and feral plants in the ACT

1 file 1993
3 6 6

East O’Malley

1 file  2001-2003
3 6 7

Draft Action Plan No.27: Lowland woodland conservation strategy

1 file 2003
3 6 8

Mugga Lane woodland remnant - correspondence with ACTPLA

1 file

2005
3 6 9

Proposed Molonglo Valley suburb - correspondence with Hon. Andrew Barr regarding

1 file 2007