Hut News Archives
Hut News Archives
The Society's monthly newsletter

The Society's first newsletter, or bulletin, was published in October 1966 by the Lower Blue Mountains Wildlife Conservation Society. This was shortly after this Society was formed. Its first newsletter (Kalori) was published in April 1967 and sold for 5¢.

The Upper Blue Mountains Conservation Society's first newsletter, edition #1, appeared in June 1970 - at that time it was a quarterly newsletter produced by the Katoomba And District Wildlife Conservation Society.

The current archives have over 550 newsletters.

Christine Christine Davies
In December 1995 it became a monthly publication - this was Christine Davies' first edition as editor.

The name "Hut News" was adopted in March 1996.

In 1996 the Lower and Upper Blue Mountains Conservation Societies merged. The June 1996 edition was the last Upper Blue Mountains edition.

In November 2019 we published our 375th edition.

After 24 years as Newsletter Editor has "retired". Christine’s contribution has been outstanding and her ability to put together a diverse and engaging publication will be sorely missed.

Christine became a life member of the Society in 2015.

Susan Crick is the editor of Hut News.  You can email Susan at susan@bluemountains.org.au.

Note: The deadline for submitting articles is the 20th of the month.

NB. Some minor changes to fonts and images were required to create the PDFs in the earlier editions. In addition some artwork (mainly sketches) which was manually added to the copy before it was printed, are not included. Editions before 1996 are scanned - text can't be cut and pasted from these editions.

Year Index

Blue Mountains Conservation Society Newsletters (1996-)

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996

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Upper Blue Mountains Conservation Society Newsletters (1970‑96)

1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

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Lower Blue Mountains Conservation Society Newsletters (1966‑96)

1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966




1996
NB. Upper and Lower BMCS merged in June.
July
August
September
October
November
December

Upper Blue Mountains Conservation Society  (Katoomba And District Wildlife Conservation Society until March 1983)

1973
March
June
September
December
1972
March
June
September
December
1971
March
June
September
December
1970
June *
September
December

*  Katoomba And District Wildlife Conservation Society Newsletter No. 1.
♦  These newsletters have been retyped by Phoebe Coster and appended to the original scanned newsletter. This allows keyword searching and cutting and pasting.


Lower Blue Mountains Conservation Society  (initially Lower Blue Mountains Wildlife Conservation Society)

The Lower Blue Mountains Conservation Society's newsletter was called Kalori (message stick) and later on Eco News.

More newsletters will be added as time permits.

1996
January
1989
March
1978
February
July

♠  Initially, newsletters were known as "bulletins" and were more about organisational matters. There was also some irregularities in numbering and frequency.
♥  These are the first two newsletters - the second is undated, but thought to be in June 1967. There would appear to be some early newsletters missing.



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