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HISTORY OF FEDERATION WALKS

Bushwalking Victoria was originally established as the Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs at a meeting held on 15 May 1934. At that meeting the first of the six aims of the new organisation was: "Unite all Victorian Walking Clubs for the protection and advancement of mutual interests, to promote the pastime of tour walking (as bushwalking was then known) and encourage good fellowship among affiliated bodies."

In the interests of fostering good fellowship among the eight inaugural member clubs, the first Federation Walk was organised by the Melbourne Amateur Walking and Touring Club and held on 6 October 1935. Unfortunately we don't know the location of that first walk, however the tradition of a member club or clubs organising either a day or weekend event, or occasionally both, was created.

The following document lists some details on each of the Federation Walks held betwwen 1935 and the present day.

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