ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0134 Canberra Bushwalking Club Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0134

Collection

Canberra Bushwalking Club Records

Date Range

1951-2014

Quantity

1.75m (10 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related CollectionsHMSS 0176 National Parks Association of the ACT

The club was formed in 1947 as the Canberra Walking and Touring Club.   To begin with, the club was small but active but between 1950 and 196os interest dwindles, possibly due to transport difficulties.  The Club was not disbanded and the Canberra Alpine Club, a bushwalking and skiing club, ran bushwalking trips. On 17 February 1961, a new constitution was adopted, and the name was changed to Canberra Bushwalking Club.

This collection holds some records of the Canberra Alpine Club Bushwalking Section, 1951-1961.  Early material was transferred from the National Library of Australia to the ACT Heritage Library in 2003 and augmented by recent material in 2012.

Early records of the Canberra Walking and Touring Club are in the records of the National Parks Association of the ACT, also held in the ACT Heritage Library.

Box List

Box No.DescriptionQuantityDate Range
1

Minutes of General Meetings

5 files

15/11/1961-21/09/1966;
1967-1967;
16/10/1968-15/03/1972;
17/05/1972-17/12/1975;
18/02/1976-16/02/1983

1

Minutes of Annual General Meetings

1 file1962-1982
1

Minutes of Committee Meetings

8 files

1961-1966;
1966;
1966-1967;
1967-1970;
1971-1975;
1976-1980;
1981-1983

2

Correspondence

9 files

18/11/1961-17/08/1964;
Sept 1964-Feb 1965;
March 1965-Sept 1965;
Sept 1965-Jan 1966;
1966;
1966-1967;
Sept 1967-Aug 1968;
1968-1970;
1970

3

Walks Reports

A-B

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

B-C

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

C-G

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

H-M

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

Mc-Q

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

R-T

1 file

1964-1968

3

Walks Reports

U-Z

1 file

1964-1968

3

Constitution

1 file1965
3

Report to the Resources Management Committee of the Kosciusko State Park Trust

1 fileJuly 1967
3

Report by Dr. D. Wright on the decline in membership and activities of the CBC

1 fileOct 1983
3

Notes on designated natural and wilderness areas

1 file
3

Press Cuttings

1 file

1963-1969

4

Photographs – Bushwalking near Canberra

2 files

Ca 1973

4

View of CBC on the establishment of a National Park in Southern part of ACT

1 file

25/10/1968

4

“Emergencies in the Bush” by G. Sayce for the Search and Rescue Committee

1 file
4

Membership Lists
Canberra Walking and Touring Club 1962/1963;

Canberra Bushwalking Club 1967, 1969, 1970

1 file

1962-1970

4

Photographs of Club Members

1 file

1960-1971

4

Search and Rescue notes of a preliminary meeting in 1962, personal information forma nd papers realting to Federation deomstrations

1 file

1962-1966

4

Orienteering - record of meets

1 file1962-1967
4

Correspondence re NSW Federation of Bushwalking Clubs

1 file1967-1969
5

Author Catalogue of books

1 bundle

ca. 1977

5

Subject Catalogue periodicals – trip reports

1 bundle

ca. 1961-1979

5

Area Catalogue: periodicals – trip reports

2 bundles

ca. 1961-1979

5

Card Register of Current Members

7 bundles

1969-1975

5

Kosciusko National Park Report on the Proposed Park Zoning Plan by the Resources Management Committee

1 file

1968

5

Publications – largely of other Australian bushwalking clubs (requires appraisal)

2 files

1954-1974

5

Canberra Alpine Club Walks Data

1 file
5

Canberra Alpine Club Bushwalking Section Annual Reports, Constitution etc.

3 files

1951-1960

6

Canberra Alpine Club Walks Reports

1 file

1952-1961

6

Canberra Alpine Club Draft Press Statements

1 file

1953-1955

6

Canberra Alpine Club Press Cuttings – Canberra Times

1 file

1953-1955

6

Correspondence

6 files

Jan 1984-Nov 1986;
Sept 1986-Aug 1987;
Aug 1987-Dec 1988;
Jan 1989-Sept 1989

6

Correspondence

1 file
6

Correspondence

2 files
6

Correspondence

2 files
6

Trademark Registration of Club Emblem, The Corroboree Frog

1 file1997
6

Committee Minutes

2 files

1983-1988

7

Committee Minutes

3 files

1988-1996

7

Conservation Correspondence

2 files

1986-1994

7

Correspondence

1 file

1995-1996

8

Photograph of Brora ground on Mount Endrock

1
8

Documents relating to Mother Woila area; Australian Alpine Walking Track; Leadership Accreditation; Training; Risks Management; Policy Duty of Care; Notes for Leaders; Minimal Impact Policy; Insurance

1 bundle1990s
8

Committee Records includes minutes and agenda of committee meetings, correspondence and reports

1 bundle1995-1998
8

Documents relating to Tax Exemption status; Treasurer’s reports 1983-1995; copies of significant documents in the history fo the club 1962-1965 including membership lists; monthly circulars

1 bundle

1962-1995

8Canberra Bushwalking Club correspondence including to ministers1 file2007-2008
8

Canberra Bushwalking Club Committee meeting minutes

3 files

2002-2007

9

Administrative Items

Original Constitution 1987; Application to Register Trademark 1986; Summation of Past and Present Members to 1998; reminiscence by Margot Cox 2004; Letter from AFP re search for missing hiker 1981.

1 file

1981-1994

9

Green Book
Dealings with property owners

1 file

1995-2000

9

Canberra Bushwalking Club Anniversary Books
Attendees and photographs of 30th anniversary reunion 1991 and 40th anniversary reunion 2001

1 volume

1991; 2001

9

Minutes of committee, including some agendas and minutes of other meetings. There is some overlap between the bundles

2 bundle

August 1995-August 2002

9

Minutes of committee

1 bundle

September 2011 – August 2013

9

Administrative items:

Pro forma Acknowledgement of Risks and Obligations 2012; new procedures to improve safety on Wednesday Walks (emails) 2013; Club comments on draft ACT Trails Strategy, 2014-2024, 2014

1 file2012-2014
10Canberra Alpine Club computer printout produced by Douglas Wright re decline in memberships1 bundle1983