The Bushwalker newsletter/magazine has a proud
record since 1937. The Sydney Bush Walkers
(the club) published the Sydney
Bush Walker in 1934-1936.
The (Con)Federation carried the name The
Bushwalker. The name Bush Walker (two words) became in 1943 (as far as
the magazine was concerned) one word. The club has always been
called Sydney Bush Walkers. This name has gone into the Australian
vernacular. This website is done
to make it easier to peruse the magazines that have been published over
the years. There are a few missing here and there, if anyone can
fill the gaps it would be good. Any magazines/newsletters will be
returned after scanning. Contact
.The Bushwalker Magazine has been Published on &
off since 1937. It started as an annual in 1937 and except for 1944
(because of the shortage of paper during the war) was
published every year up to 1948.
unknown reason it was not published
again until 1961 when three were published Volume 2 No's 1-3. Then
there was another gap till 1975 when "The Newsletter of The Federation of
Bushwalking Clubs NSW" was put out as a newsletter of 4-6 pages. There is mentioned in one of "The Newsletters" of a "bulletin"
that was put out in the 50's.
Towards the end of 1986 it reverted to the name The
Bushwalker till December 1989, and has been published non-stop as The Bushwalker. Most of the copies are on this
website. If anyone has other
copies that are missing I would like to hear from them
Read stories by
legends of bushwalking: Dot English (Butler) as well as many sketches by
Dot, Dorothy Lawry, Marie Byles, Myles and Milo Dunphy, Horace Salmon,
Gordon Smith, Else Mitchell, Beryl Thompson, Paddy Pallin, Ted Sloane &
many more. There are also many of the modern authors of bushwalking
stories and historical articles. This piece of history that has taken
many 100ís of hours to prepare can be yours Price $30 .Contact