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Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18



The Melbourne Bushies - Fifty years along the track (1940-90)

defeated. The van was then sold a few days later for $9000, thus ending this chapter of the Club's history.

The seven years' experience of owning and operating its own transport made the Melbourne Bushwalkers unique among Victorian bushwalking clubs, and enabled it to succeed in its aim of maintaining the character and atmosphere of day walks. The Committee's decision to change to bus transport rather than waiting until they were forced to change in a hurry, brought to an end an era that will be fondly remembered by all those who have ever been on a van trip with the Club.

The van after being sold by the Club.
The van after being sold by the Club. The picture has been symbolically surrounded with black by Jean Giese.
Commercial photo for Bill Slattery's Motors

The author acknowledges assistance in the preparation of this article from Denis Barson, and Norm and Pat White.