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The Melbourne Bushies - Fifty years along the track (1940-90)
Chapter 18 - Those Held in High Esteem

Liz Telford

Life and honorary members, taken at the Club's 50th anniversary picnic.
Life and honorary members, taken at the Club's 50th anniversary picnic.
Alan Clarke

According to Section 2A of the Melbourne Bushwalkers' Constitution, 'life membership may be conferred on any person as a mark of high esteem and in appreciation of exceptional service to the association'.

The Club is privileged to have nine life members, all from different eras of the Club's history and all of whom have provided outstanding and exceptional service to the Club. In many respects Egon Donath, Frank Pitt, Norm Richards, Athol Schafer, Denis Barson, Fred Halls, Val Elder, Rex Filson and Rod Mattingley have given a part of their life to the Club.

EGON DONATH Joined in 1940

In April 1940 Egon Donath, then a German language teacher, led a hike to Mt Morton in Belgrave. His party consisted of Australians and