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University of Queensland Bushwalking Club
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University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Records

  • UQFL397
  • Collection
  • 1950-1995

Correspondence, reports and diaries for the University of Queensland Bushwalking Club (UQBWC). There are thirteen Annual reports, including the the first annual report from 1950 which records the formation of the club. There are documents, correspondence, and reports relating to the Mt Barney Hut that the Club constructed. Two diaries of outings and activies for 1994 and 1995 are present. There is a photograph album of activities of the club from the 1950s, comprising 147 black and white photographs, some yellowing with age, and 4 colour photographs. Most photographs have been pasted onto the pages, with captions.

University of Queensland Bushwalking Club

University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Photographs

Commercially produced scrapbook photograph album, by Regal, 25 x 30 x 3 cm, 'Photographs' embossed on cover, with 25 grey two hole punched paper pages, and 8 cream two hole punched pages. Written on the cover "University of Queensland Bushwalking Club". Comprises 147 black and white photographs, some yellowing with age, and 4 colour photographs. Most photographs have been pasted onto the pages, with captions. Few photographs have dates. Captions from album are in single inverted commas; other titles are provided by the processing archivist. Photograph numbers have been assigned by the processing archivist, as have the page numbers. There are some photographs that have a title for the event and this is in italics, grouped by image numbers. There are eight loose photographs, inserted at the end of the album.

  1. Group of people at a social event, possibly farewell party, 20 x 23 cm, 1954. [Inside cover].
  2. 'At farwell party for Jon Stephenson, 1954 (Steve conveys "thanks" for [indecipherable])', 20 x 23 cm, 1954. [Page 1].
  3. '"Steamers" - Emu Ck.', 15 x 19 cm, [undated]. [Page 2].
  4. 'S.E. Ridge of Mt Bowen - Minchinbrook Id.', 20 x 21 cm [undated]. [Page 3].
  5. 'Mt Diamantina - Hinchinbrook Id.', 16 x 17 cm, [undated]. [Page 4.].
  6. 'Running Ck Falls - Lamington', 20.5 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 5].
  7. 'Springbrook hath charms', 15.5 x 21 cm, [undated]. [Page 6].
  8. 'Wilson's Peak - Main Range', 16.5 x 19 cm, [undated]. [Page 8].
  9. 'Lamington Falls - Waterfall Ck.', 16 x 16 cm, [undated]. [Page 9].
  10. 'Barbecue [sic] at Walton's Bridge, 1954', 14 x 17 cm, 1954. [Page 10].
  11. 'Camp at Springbrook', 15.5 x 20.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 11].
  12. 'Climbing party - Mt Tibrognargon (after ascent of E. Face)', 11 x 15 cm, [undated]. [Page 12].
  13. 'Exhausted walkers after "Rim Trip" 1951, 14.5 x 19 cm, 1951. [Page 13].
  14. 'Mt Greville', 10 x 15 cm, [undated]. [Page 14].
  15. 'Mt Alford', 10 x 15 cm, [undated]. [Page 14].
  16. 'Part of Mt Bowen - Hinchinbrook Id.', 16 x 17 cm, [undated]. [Page 15].
  17. 'Mts Roberts & Superbus from Panorama Pt - Mt Aspleneum [sic, correct spelling is Asplenium]', 14 x 18.5 cm, [undated], pencil annotation pointing out Lizard Lookout. [Page 16].
  18. '"Steamers" Ridge front Panorama Pt.', 14.5 x 18.5 cm, [undated], yellowing. [Page 17].
  19. 'Mt Barney from the West', 13 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 18].
  20. 'Mt Greville', 13 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 18].
  21. 'East Face of "The Thumb" Mt Bowen', 10.5 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 19].
  22. ‘Sth End of Ramsay Bay from Nina Pk Hinchinbrook Id.’, 11 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 19].
  23. ‘Southern side of the “The Thumb” Mt Bowen’, 10 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 20].
  24. ‘N.W. Side of “The Thumb”’, 10 x 10.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 20].
  25. ‘”Steamers” from Emu Ck.’, 9.5 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 21].
  26. ‘N.E. Ridge of Mt Bowen – Hinchinbrook Id.’, 11 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 21].
  27. ‘Crossing Running Ck’, 10 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 22].
  28. ‘Dunwich’, 7.5 x 10 cm, [undated]. [Page 22].
  29. ‘Dunwich “Beach”’, 7 x 7.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 22].
  30. ‘”Pinnacle” – Steamers Group’, 11 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 23].
  31. ‘The “Bow” of Steamers’, 10.5 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 23].
  32. ‘Mt Warning from Uki’, 14 x 17.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 24].
  33. ‘Mt Ballow & Midget Peak from Mt Barney’, 15 x 16 cm, [undated]. [Page 25].
  34. ‘”Hole in the Wall” – Mt Castle’, 14 x 14.5, [undated]. [Page 26].
  35. ‘Mt Maroon from Barney’, 10 x 14.5, [undated]. [Page 27].

Cedar Ck Trip 1950 – images 36 to 38:

  1. ‘Party on Mt Lawson’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 27].
  2. ‘Another party on Mt Lawson’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 27].
  3. ‘Waterfall below Cedar Ck Falls’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 27].

First Club through walk from Villenuve to Esk 1950 – images 39 to 51.

  1. ‘Crowds line the streets of Villenuve as we depart for the vast unknown (Party: Natasha Potanin, Margaret Barrowman, Shirley McKenny, David Steward, John Comino)’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 28]
  2. ‘Climbing Mt Archer, we stop to admire the view – or was it complete exhaustion’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 28]
  3. ‘On top of At Archer – Pain, and Natasha is modest’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 28]
  4. ‘We camp by a puddle beneath a stinging tree’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 28]
  5. ‘They are almost as hard to go down as up!’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  6. ‘Hypnotised into inactivity by the spectre of a storm?’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  7. ‘Somerset Lake, patches of rainforest – and us’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  8. ‘Gol bless the pioneers who leaves huts where it rains’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  9. ‘Somerset Lake’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  10. ‘Somerset Dam, a rucksack, and Natasha’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 29]
  11. ‘It leaks!’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 30]
  12. ‘Long shadows over Esk as we surmount our last hill – actually it is dawn next morning’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 30]
  13. ‘The slums and shanty section of Esk’, 6 x 9 cm, 1950. [Page 30]

Rock climbing on Mt Gilles – images 52 to 54.

  1. ‘Stephenson makes it look easy’, 8.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 31]
  2. ‘Broadbent can S-T-R-E-T-C-H?’, 8.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 31]
  3. ‘But Comino simply defies gravity and walks in space’, 8.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 31]

Rock climbing practice at Kangaroo Point (can be so absorbing – especially for those watching – images 55 to 58

  1. Climber on rock face and one person with rope at the top, 10.5 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 32]

  2. Onlookers at the top of Kangaroo Point, 10.5 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 32]

  3. Climber using rope, with onlookers, 10.5 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 32]

  4. Onlooker, kneeling to see over edge, 10.5 x 8 cm, [undated]. [Page 32]

  5. ‘Barbecue at Eaton’s Crossing 1955’, 11.5 x 15 cm, 1955. [Page 33].

  6. ‘Working party on Barney Hut’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 34].

  7. ‘Mts Ernest & Lindesay from East Peak, Mt Barney’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 34].

  8. ‘On way to Federation Peak – Tasmania’, 18 x 24 cm, [undated]. [Page 35].

  9. ‘Waterfall on Tributary of Burnett Creek’, 11 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 36].

  10. ‘Mt Ballow from below’, 8 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 36].

  11. ‘Mt Moon from Ballow’, 8 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 36].

  12. ‘Mt Barney from Ballow’, 8 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 36].

  13. ‘North Peak’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 37].

  14. ‘After Barney on Burnett Ck’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 37].

  15. ‘The fate of the chocolate biscuit owner’, 12.5 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 37].

  16. ‘Wilsons Pk from Mt Ballow’, 8.5 x 10 cm, [undated]. [Page 38].

  17. ‘From Mt Throakban. Tweed River’, 8.5 x 10 cm, [undated]. [Page 38].

  18. ‘Mt Barney from Palen Ck’, 6 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 38].

  19. ‘From Mt Bithongabel – Mt Durigan’, 8.5 x 10 cm, [undated]. [Page 38].

  20. ‘Yarrbilbong Falls – Lamington’, 10.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 39].

  21. ‘Coomera Falls’, 10.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 39].

  22. ‘Mt Warning from Throakban’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 39].

  23. ‘Mt Warning from Kalinya Lookout’, 7.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 40].

  24. ‘Springbrook, Mt Cougal from Cominan Lt.’, 9 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 40].

  25. ‘Coomera Falls’, 14 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 41].

  26. ‘Mt Warnng – border track’, 8 x 10.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 41].

  27. ‘Mt Warning from Upper [Karumbyn] Ck’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 41].

  28. ‘”The Sisters” from Mt Warning’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 42].

  29. ‘Easter trip 1955’, 12 x 8 cm, 1955. [Page 42].

  30. ‘Double Peak from West’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 42].

  31. ‘Mt Cordeaux’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 42].

  32. ‘Main Ro from Near Mt Castle’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 43].

  33. ‘Mt Castle from near “Hole in Wall”’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 43].

  34. ‘Mt Castle from Upper Laidley Ck Road’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 44].

  35. ‘Mt Castle from “Hole in Wall”’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 44].

  36. ‘South from Castle Razorback’, 8.5 x 14 cm, [undated]. [Page 45].

  37. ‘Mts Crookneck & Beerwah’, 6.5 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 45].

  38. ‘Early morning from Crookneck’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 45].

  39. ‘Organ Pipes on Beerwah’, 8.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 45].

  40. ‘Beerwah from Crookneck’, 8.5 x 6.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 46].

  41. ‘Arch Ck – from Carnarvon’, 8 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 46].

  42. ‘Carnarvon plateau from Ingelara Hmstd’, 5.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 46].

  43. ‘It won’t roll! – 1st pyramid Wyberba’, 6 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 46].

  44. ‘2nd Pyramid – Wyberba’, 5.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 46].

  45. ‘Carnarvon from Ogres Thumb’, 6.5 x 24 cm (comprised of 2 photographs 6 x 12 cm), [undated]. [Page 47].

  46. ‘Aboriginal art in Cathedral Cave – Carnarvon Gorge’, 6 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 47].

  47. ‘Looking along Carnarvon Plateau past Arch Ck & Devils Signpost’, 6 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 47].

  48. ‘Mt Normah – Wyberba (BBW)’, 5.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 48].

  49. ‘Tasmania – I think’, colour, 9 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 48].

  50. ‘Rod Timmins on Mt Greville daywalk’, 9 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 49].

  51. ‘”Cheeze!”’, 13 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 49].

  52. ‘Piccabeen Gorge on Mt Greville – Marilyn Markwell’, 9 x 13 cm, [undated]. [Page 50].

Inserted (cream) pages

  1. ‘Mt Lindsay from the foothills of Mt Barney’, 8 x 12 cm, [undated]. [Page 51].
  2. ‘Mt Barney from Yellow Pinch’, 8 x 11 cm, [undated]. [Page 51].
  3. ‘Mt Barney from J. Hardgraves’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 51].
  4. ‘Mt Barney from Yellow Pinch’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 51].
  5. ‘Northern aspect of Mt. Barney’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 51].
  6. ‘Eagle’s Ridge from Yellow Pinch’ 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 52].
  7. ‘Mt. Lindsay from Yellow Pinch’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 52].
  8. ‘Leaning Peak from Isolated Peak’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 52].
  9. ‘Lower Portals’, 6.5 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 52].
  10. ‘The Main Range and Flinders Peak from Mt. Mermaid’, 8 x 12 cm, [undated]. [Page 52].

Typical country of the trip – images 117 to 121

  1. ‘The party camped here 6 days. Note snow’, 8.5 x 6 cm, 1950. [Page 53].

  2. ‘Amonolith on the edge of the plateau, falling sheerly several thousand feet into the valley, with the shadow of the peak on it’, 8.5 x 6 cm, 1950. [Page 53].

  3. ‘Four members of the party with typical weather’, 8.5 x 6 cm, 1950. [Page 53].

  4. M.U.M.C. Federation Peak Jan 1950 … Patsy Watson, M.U.M.C.), 8.5 x 6 cm, 1950. [Page 53].
    121 ‘ Typical country of the trip’, 6 x 8.5 cm, 1950. [Page 53].

  5. ‘The peak from the camp on the plateau, 1500 feet below’, 8.5 x 6 cm, 1950. [Page 53].

  6. ‘Springbrook from the Pinnacle’, 7.5 x 19 cm (2 photographs), [undated]. [Page 54].

  7. ‘View from Lyrebird Ridge [crossed out and replaced by] Bilborough’s Lookt, Springbrook’, 16.5 x 21. 5 cm, [undated]. [Page 55].

  8. ‘Mt. Castle’, 15.5 x 21.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 56].

  9. ‘Mts. Ernest and Lindesay from Mt. Barney’, 15 x 20 cm, [undated]. [Page 57].

  10. ‘The Mast, easternmost of The Steamers’, 16.5 x 12 cm, [undated]. [Page 58].

  11. ‘Leaning Peak (Mt. Barney)’, 17.5 x 12 cm, [undated]. [Page 58].

  12. ‘Wilsons Peak from the North’, 12 x 16.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 59].

  13. ‘Mt. Aspleneum’, 12 x 16.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 59].

  14. ‘Mts. Huntley, Double Top & Spicer’s Pk’, 6.5 x 14 cm (2 photographs), [undated]. [Page 60].

  15. ‘Bon Accord Falls – Montville’, 9 x 6 cm, [undated]. [Page 60].

  16. ‘ Camp in Rain Forrest’, 5.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 60].

  17. ‘Boojirala Falls – Springbrook’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 60].

  18. ‘Intrepid explorers at the beginning of the Rim Trip. Set out from Boonah on Nov. 22nd 1951’, 11.5 x 16 cm, 1951. Standing: Power Chief, Ken Morwood, Ian McLeod & Johnno Comino (behind camera). Sitting: The Big Chief (Jon Stephenson), Geoff Broadbent, Geoff Goadby, Pam Watkins & Margaret Wilson. Absentia: Bob MacLennan. [Page 61].

  19. ‘Camp Site. Rim Trip – Nov. 1951’, 11.5 x 16 cm, 1951. [Page 62].

  20. ‘Mts Moon & Greville from Cordeaux’, 6.5 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 63].

  21. ‘Purlingbrook falls – Springbrook’, 6.5 x 9 cm, [undated]. [Page 63].

  22. ‘Mt. Mitchell from Cordeaux’, 9 x 6.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 63].

  23. ‘From the top of Springbrook’, 9 x 6.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 63].

Binna-Burra to Mt. Barney. Journal undertaken by D. Stewart, A. Rossen, N. Thompson - images 141 to 143

  1. ‘Norm Thompson, Alf Rosser & Dave Stewar’, 9 x 6.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 64].
  2. ‘The Coomera a few miles past Binna Burra’, 8.5 x 5.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 64].
  3. ‘Early morning view of Mt. Warning from Throakban’, 5.5 x 8.5 cm, [undated]. [Page 64].

Loose photographs, with captions on reverse, inserted at end of album:
• ‘Mt Geryon from the Labyrinth. Du Cane Range – Cradle/Clair N.P.’, 19 x 25 cm, [undated].
• ‘Triumph! The top of E Peak Mt Barney – D. Stewart’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated].
• ‘Early morning clouds spread high above Warning as we looked across from Throakban – D. Stewart’, 6 x 9 cm, [undated].
• ‘Noel Eberhardt. Cougals 1970’, 21.5 x 16.5 cm, 1970.
• ‘President Noel Eberhardt. Unsuccessful Couglas trip, Feb 70’, 21.5 x 16.5 cm, 1970.
• ‘Expo. Uni. 1970. Bushwalking Display, Left to Right, Dave Bayliss, John Siemon, Bob Dyne (man in white), Janeen Samuel (club matriarch), eoff Brownlie, and Margo Goodman’, colour, 9 x 13 cm, 1970.
• ‘Orientation Week 1977. Emily Sutherland & Dave Sheely behind books’, colour, 9 x 9 cm, 1977.
• ‘Orientation Week 1977. Dave Sheehy behind book’, colour, 9 x 9 cm, 1977.