The Pioneers of Bushwalking exhibition was officially launched on Monday, 24 October 2011 by Tim Holding MP, Shadow Treasurer during this year’s History Week celebrations. The exhibition is a collection of stunning images and artefacts that explore the fascinating history of the Melbourne Walking Club and some of the remarkable achievements of its members.
Past Bush Search and Rescue member Stuart Brookes features in one of the photographs.
The exhibition runs until Friday, 9 December 2011. Entry is free.
- Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000
- When: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
- More details: [link]
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A Trip Intentions website is now available for people who would like to submit their trip intentions online via email to designated contact people. This site provides a quick and easy way to advise your nominated contacts about details of your trip – and when to “raise the alarm” if you don’t return by your specified date.
Some information on distress beacons and what do to do if you get lost is also provided.
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Joanne Prideaux with her family and friends kindly organised as sausage sizzle at Bunning Sunbury on 2 September 2011 to raise funds for Bush Search and Rescue. Joanne organised this to thank BSAR for its recent efforts in the search for David Prideaux at Tomahawk Creek near Mt Stirling.
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An experienced hiker who set off a distress beacon in Victoria’s alps yesterday afternoon was found safe on Friday 13 May 2011.
Police found the 30-year-old Alphington man at 8.20am on Friday, 19 hours after he set off the distress signal on rugged Mount Shillinglaw, about 60 kilometres south of Mansfield.
Senior Sergeant Lyn Holland, from Mansfield police, said the man had become disoriented as freezing temperatures and snow descended on the mountain about 1pm on Thursday.
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Sections of the Bush Search and Rescue Victoria Manual are now available online. We are working on providing all our manual content online, and a PDF version can be downloaded too. This is an important resource for Bush Search and Rescue Victoria, and is also used as a reference by other groups and organisations.
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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Kel Glare awarded the FVWC Search and Rescue Section (now Bush Search and Rescue) a Chief Commissioner’s Certificate at a ceremony in 1989.
This was the first time this Certificate had been awarded to a non Police group.
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Linda, a current and active BSAR member, and her husband Rob Rigato successfully skied to the North Pole in April this year after a strenuous 55 days. At the North Pole they were helicopered out to the Russian Barneo Station and from there on to Svalbard, Norway by the last plane for the season. Linda becomes the first Australian woman to have skied from the edge of the land to the North Pole, and the first to have done the same trip to the north and south poles.
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BSAR extends their best wishes to Chris Sewell for a full recovery from a recent car accident. Chris, a current member and a former Field Organiser, sustained serious neck injuries in a car accident on his way back to Melbourne from an exploratory trip in the far north.
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The New Zealand Alpine Club, with the help of the Melbourne Melbourne University Mountaineering Club and Bogong Equipment, will host one of the world’s most distinguished mountaineers when it welcomes British climber and author Stephen Venables to Australia in September.
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