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Chapter 18



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


I doubt whether any bushwalking club has had such mixed beginnings as that of the Melbourne Bushwalkers; I also doubt whether any of the early Bushies thought during the tense years of World War II that the Melbourne Bushwalkers would ever reach the age of 50 years.

The Club has enriched the life of many young and old `wanderers' during five decades, has generated many marriages (including mine) and gave birth even to another walking club.

I trust that some of today's young Bushies will celebrate the centenary of the Melbourne Bushwalkers in 2040 in peace and prosperity while the old Bushies will look down at them with nostalgic envy.

Egon, the ancient Bushie (E.J. Donath)