Friends of Bogong

1980’s Events

 

Photo by John Witt, Building toilet at Blairs Hut, 28/10/1989 

For photos from the 1980s click here


16 February 1983

First correspondence from Tom Kneen to Geoff Durham re Tom's aim to form an Alpine N P Friends Group

Reply: Contact Ranger in charge, Collect names of people interested.

FVWC: Tom contacted re track maintenance.

Elizabeth suggests contacting Phil Waring.


26 & 27 March 1983

Track maintenance weekend on the Razorback - Mt Feathertop. Federation of Victoria Walking Clubs.


27 February 1984

Letter from Tom Kneen to Geoff Durham concerning proposals for operation of Friends of Bogong. Don Saunders gave his approval for the Friends group


19 March 1984

Letter from Tom Kneen to Elizabeth Doery asking for the support of the bush walking clubs to get the FOBNP off the ground.


24 & 25 March 1984

FOB Work Party - bridge building at Mountain Creek on the approach to Mt Bogong. Present : Mark Kuna, Mike Loftus-Hills, Tom Kneen, Damien Perkins Ron Riley. lst

Birthday Celebration


April 1984  first newsletter


1 May 1984

Formation Meeting held at 41 Kitchener St Balwyn

Draft Constitution - Tom & Dawn.

Committee: Chairman: Tom Kneen.

Treasurer Mark Kuna.

Secretary Cheryl Morvell

General Committee Greg Morvell.

ProjectCo-ordinator Mike Loftus-Hills


5 & 6 May 1984

Work Party: rebenching part of Bungalow Spur Track to Mt Feathertop. Fifteen people attended on Saturday and seventeen on Sunday. By all accounts they were an energetic group with NP ranger Peter Jacobs. Mark Kuna led the group and was very pleased with the work achieved.


28 June 1984

Talk by National Parks Planning Officer - Peter Boadle


14 & 15 July 1984

Ski touring weekend Trapyard Gap to Mt Cope


13 October 1984
Wine bottling and BBQ


20 & 21 October 1984

Maintenance of Mountain Creek Camp ground


28 November 1984

General Meeting at Balwyn. Speaker: Sandra Bardwell


1 & 2 December 1984

Bushwalk from Rocky Valley to Mountain Creek


9 & 10 February 1985

Removal of pine trees from Rocky Valley Dam Area.


9 March 1985

Friends of Buffalo project Weekend


10 March 1985

Bogong Con questathon - publicity


11 March 1985

minor duties, walk


11 & 12 May 1985

Restoration & facelift of SEC observation hut overlooking Rocky Valley Dam.


17 June 1985

Public lecture on Weather and Mountains, Melbourne Uni


27 & 28 june 1985

Project weekend, National Park office Mt Beauty


17 & 18 August 1985

Ski trip to Mt Fainter


14 September 1985

Wine bottling


5 & 6 October 1985

Track work at Mountain Creek Nature trail.


1985 AGM

Convener: Greg Morvell

Secretary: Cheryl Morvell

Treasurer: Mark Kuna

General Committee: Mike Loftus-Hills and Jamie Pittock

 

Note: in 1986 Mark Kuna departed Australia for England

 


16 & 17 November 1985

Faithfuls Hut track Work. Slept in the Rover Lodge


7 & 8 December 1985

Bushwalk


8 & 10 March 1986

Friends.of Buffalo project weekend


3 & 4 May 1986

Dibbin's hut - dug hole for new toilet.


26 & 27 July 1986

Skiing weekend on the Bogong High Plains


11 & 12 October 1986

Dismantled old shed for historic group, Tawonga South


AGM

Convener: Greg Morvell

Secretary: Cheryl Morvell

Treasurer: Cheryl Morvell

General Committee: Jamie Pittock and Mike Loftus-Hills

 


22 & 23 November 1986

Track clearing at Mt Arthur.


23  & 24 May 1987

Rebuilt Dibbin's hut


25 & 26 July 1987

Ski trip beginners


1 & 2 August 1987

Ski trip snow camp


3 October 1987

Wine bottling and AGM


21 & 22 November 1987

Rebuilt Dibbin's hut, Paint DCNR office at Tawonga


12 & 13 December 1987

Walk from Cope West Aqueduct led by Jamie Pittock


14 & 15 May 1988

Realigning Alpine walking Track - Langfords Gap & Marm Point


10 & 11 December 1988

walk to Bogong Huts - very wet weekend


6 & 7 May 1988

Group 1. Removed old stock yard wire at White Rocks &

Group 2. Piped drinking water from the soak to Batty’s hut.


28 & 29 November 1989

Built new toilet at Blair's Hut and cut out apple trees

around Blair's Hut. Walked to Westons hut.



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