Circular and Publications

Circular

We publish a Club Circular every month and distribute it via mail, email and on our website.

The Circular includes the President’s Report, other brief reports and notices, trip reports and the upcoming Trip program. Club Members can also make other short announcements.

Circulars past and present are available to Members only.  If you are a HWC member you can access the Circular by logging in to this website and selecting ‘View and Search Circulars’ on the Dashboard menu.

To request items to be included in the Circular, contact the Circular Editor via email at circular@hobartwalkingclub.org.au

Safety in the Bush

The Club publishes Safety in the Bush as a continuing service to new members of the Club and the public. The book is aimed at giving bushwalkers sufficient knowledge to plan their venture into the bush and the wilds of Tasmania in a safe and sensible way. The book deals with topics such as clothing, equipment, food, camping techniques, first aid in the bush, and difficulties and dangers. The section on route-finding and navigation has exercises to make understanding of navigation easier. The chapter headings are Rights and Responsibilities; The Party; The Trip; Equipment and Clothing; Food; Walking and Camping in the Snow; Skiing; Route Finding and Navigation; Dangers and Difficulties; Emergency Procedures, and First Aid in the Bush.

This book is a must for all who walk in isolated areas, especially in Tasmania with much also applicable to mainland Australia’s mountainous and forested areas. First published in 1962 it is now in its Eighth Edition (2000) and is sold in bookshops throughout Tasmania, as well as in parts of mainland Australia. It is also available from the Club (see below).

Bushwalking – Emergency Management

This pocket size (A6) 50 page booklet contains essential information to help you deal with an accident, illness or emergency, particularly in the bush or in remote areas. The booklet has been printed on a synthetic, water and tear resistant medium that enables it to be used in poor weather without being damaged. Concisely written sections cover medical emergencies, party management, advice on navigation issues and dealing with missing party members as well as bushwalking advice relating to bivouacs, river crossing and difficult terrain and weather. Don’t go walking without this booklet in your pack! It is free of charge to Club Members. It is sold in some Tasmanian outlets and also available from the Club (see below).

 

The Tasmanian Tramp

The Tasmanian Tramp is the Club magazine and is usually published every second year, with articles mostly written by club members. Each issue has photographs, sketches, poems and illustrated articles of general interest to bushwalkers. Many articles are about walking trips in various parts of Tasmania, interstate and overseas. Other articles are historical views of people or places. The latest edition is Tramp No 42, released in September 2018. Stock is limited and may be available direct from the Club (see below). Some issues are also for sale in a few shops in Hobart and Devonport.

Index and back issues of The Tasmanian Tramp

We now have available a complete index of The Tasmanian Tramp issues 1 to 36 on CD.
A brief table of contents for all Tramps 1 to 39 is available as a web page or pdf document.

We also have limited stocks of some past issues of The Tasmanian Tramp. At present numbers 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40 and 41 are available.  A CD of The Tasmanian Tramp, issues 1 – 23 is also available.

Send an email to The Publications Officer at:

Annual Report

Each year an Annual Report of Club activities is compiled and published.

Issues since 2009 are available online.

Club History

A history of the first 81 years of the club was produced in 2010.  The 56 page document is available online:

Hobart Walking Club Inc. A Record of 81 Years 1929 – 2010

Sales – prices for Members

Item Price
Bushwalking – Emergency Management free + postage
Safety in the Bush $5 + postage
Tasmanian Tramp Issue 42, limited stock $10?+ postage
Back issues of Tramp  (issues 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41) $5 + postage
CD of The Tasmanian Tramp Issues 1-23 $10 + postage
CD of Index of Tramps, Issues 1-36 $5 + postage
Tramp Index 1-16 (paper) $5 posted
Tramp Index 17-23 (paper) $5 posted
The Steppes – Life in Tasmania’s Lake Country, by Jack Thwaites from Tramp No 22, 1976 $5 posted
A Record of The 21st to 30th years 1950 -1959 $5 posted
A Record of Fifty years 1929 – 1979 $5 posted

Some of the above items are available at monthly Club nights.

Sales – prices for Non-Members

Safety in the Bush, Bushwalking – Emergency Management and several back issues of The Tasmanian Tramp are available from retail outlets in Hobart.

All publications can be ordered from the Club and posted to anywhere in Australia or overseas. Our prices are current retail price + postage.

The following prices are indicative only:

Item Price
Bushwalking – Emergency Management $10 + postage
Safety in the Bush $10 + postage
Back issues of Tramp, if available $10 + postage
CD of The Tasmanian Tramp Issues 1-23 $15 + postage
CD of Index of Tramps, Issues 1-36 $10 + postage
Tramp Index 1-16 (paper) $5 posted
Tramp Index 17-23 (paper) $5 posted
The Steppes – Life in Tasmania’s Lake Country, by Jack Thwaites from Tramp No 22, 1976 $3 posted
A Record of The 21st to 30th years 1950 -1959 $5 posted
A Record of Fifty years 1929 – 1979 $5 posted

Send an email to the Publications Officer at: