Publications

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 bush walkers 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 obligations; The party; The trip; Equipment; Food; Walking and camping in the snow; Skiing; Route finding and navigation; Difficulties and dangers; Emergency procedures.
Excerpts are included in the training subcommittee page.

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 and is sold in bookshops throughout Tasmania, as well as 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 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 retailed 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 written mostly 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 41, released in September 2016. It is now available direct from us (see below) and from shops.

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.
Also a brief table of contents for all Tramps up to 39 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 and 40 are available.
A CD of The Tasmanian Tramp, issues 1 - 23.
Write or send an email to The Publications Officer at:

Club History

Hobart Walking Club Inc. A Record of 81 Years 1929 - 2010:click to download (9 MB pdf file, 56 pages)

Sales - prices for Members

ItemPrice
Bushwalking - Emergency Managementfree + postage
Safety in the Bush$5 + postage
The Tasmanian Tramp Issue 41$10 + postage
Back issues of Tramp, if available$2 + 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)$2 posted
Tramp Index 17-23 (paper)$2 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$2 posted
A Record of Fifty years 1929 - 1979$2 posted

All of the above items are available at the monthly General Meetings.
Back copies of The Tasmanian Tramp, issues 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39 and 40 are available.

Sales - prices for Non-Members

The current edition of The Tasmanian Tramp, 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:

ItemPrice
Bushwalking - Emergency Management$10 + postage
Safety in the Bush$10 + postage
The Tasmanian Tramp Issue 41$22 + 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)$2 posted
Tramp Index 17-23 (paper)$2 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$2 posted
A Record of Fifty years 1929 - 1979$2 posted

Write to or send an email to the Publications Officer at:

with enquiries, or send a cheque, along with your return address to:
Hobart Walking Club, GPO Box 753 Hobart, TAS 7001