Collection UQFL397 - University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Records

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University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Records


  • 1950-1995 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box, 1 parcel.

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Administrative history

The University of Queensland Bushwalk Club (UQBWC), also known as Uck-buck, formed in 1950 after the dissolution of the Science Students Association in the same year. The aims and goals of the club: to encourage people not familiar with the bush to experience it; to develop and encourage the spread of knowledge and good practice in bushwalking; to serve as a meeting place and forum for walkers of all levels and experience; and to extend peoples experiences beyond track. Initially the club was permitted to build a stone hut in the saddle between East and West peaks of Mt Barney but with more people visiting Mt. Barney the hut was demolished in the mid-seventies. The clubs magazine was called Heybob, with a smaller issue called Mini-heybob. 'Heybob' was the clubs alternative call to 'Cooee' when calling to fellow bushwalkers.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1950-1970
Collection alternatively titled as: University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Collection.

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Scope and content

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.

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System of arrangement

This collection has been arranged into two series. Series A has Correspondence, Reports and Diaries of the Club and Series B is a photograph album.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Related material can be found at FVF753 University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Ephemera

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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