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

brought into the Club by . . .'; 'Think of the PR that we get from ...' ; It has been produced for 38 years, surely we can . . .' However the facts of the matter were that, with escalating printing costs and the difficulty of obtaining sufficient advertising, the Club could no longer afford to publish the magazine. It was a very sad night for many who had worked so hard to keep the magazine alive.

Looking back on the journal one finds endless interesting reading, track notes, anecdotes from walks and reports of members' touring trips. Every issue presented an editorial and these reflected the mood of the editor and indicated the current issues of the times.

Walking is an enjoyable pastime. Come rain, hail or shine the enthusiasts are abroad at every opportunity that they may get their fill of its pleasures. An intangible attraction weaves a spell about them and off they go walking for its very own sake.
Walk 1951

Why do we walk? This is a question that has been worrying most walkers ever since they first got the idea of going out of doors and spending their leisure time in such an abnormal manner.
Walk 1953

The past six months have heard much parliamentary debate on the subject of National Parks. Ten years' activity on the part of conservation societies, walking clubs, natural history societies, ski clubs etc., and at least two stillborn parliamentary efforts, have at last culminated in a Bill actually being debated by the Victorian Parliament last April.
Walk 1957

For many years it has been our dream to have some large tract of Alpine country reserved for use as a National Park.
Walk 1961

Certainly the Golden Age of Bushwalking, so say the old hands, closed a good decade-and-a-half ago when the new roads cast their net over the grassy plateaux of the High Country and through the great Gippsland Forests . . . Don't let the developers, the subdividers and tourist promoters have it all their own way. Our expanding population of youth needs space to walk, even if it is in areas not so untrammelled as the old hands would like.
Walk 1967

In recent years, much concern has been voiced over the low level of physical fitness in the community at large. It is agreed that people of all ages are not as fit as they should be; while . . .

Walk 1968