After a couple of months planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of the new Koonung Bushwalking club website.
Koonung Bushwalking Club
For the History Buff
Koonung Bushwalking Club turned 35 years old in 2020 during COVID-19. The club has always maintained around 150 members. It remains a viable and interesting bushwalking club offering a variety of walks and activities for its membership. The club has many stories and anecdotes to tell. Below is a small sample to whet your appetite. Also attached is a history of the first 30 years of our club written by club foundation member and historian Keith Lierse.
Ten memorable sayings from the club’s verbal archives
We don’t call ourselves the ‘friendly club’ for nothing
“We should be going north”
“Sorry, I’ve lost my map and compass”
“Not far now”
“I thought YOU had the tent”
“Do we meet at the Noojee pub or Merrijig Pub?”
“I think I have a leech or two more”
“I can’t walk another step”
“I’ll pack up in the morning; it won’t snow tonight, no way!”
“This rain won’t last long”
“Has anyone seen my heart tablets?”
1985 – 1995
Mary Atkins, Jan Brown, Alan Brown, Ron Karlstrom, George Keyte, Michael King, Yvonne King, Keith Lierse, Bill Ling, Betty Ling, Margaret Maxwell, Tom Patton, Pat Patton, Heather Pratt, Don Stewart, Laurel Stewart
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