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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Blue Mountains Conservation Society Newsletters (1996-)
* 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.
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.
♠ 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.