Category Archives: News

McBeg Update

Just in from our Past Environment Officer Tony Weldon. Each of you receiving this email, and the second one, helped the Club’s work at Wungong Regional Park (McBEG) behind Byford when we were undertaking the restoration of the gravel pit and adjacent old crop duster’s airstrip. In October this year, the Club went up to Wungong for some more work and had a look at the two areas. Must admit I was stunned and had tears in...
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Piston Broke Awards… A snippet of Club history.

Presented by Tony Weldon. September  Meeting 2018

Tony and Stella are Life Members with a 28yr membership. 

"This Club for generations had two major awards, the Ian Lockhart award, named after       our founder and first president and, since 1989, the Piston Broke award.

The latter has been awarded to the person or persons who have most comprehensively stuffed up and/or caused the greatest amusement for other Club members on a Club run or event.

Classic examples...

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Mundaring Albany 4Wheel Drive Touring Track

In Western Australia we have the Bibbulmun Track for Bushwalkers. (Foot Power) Wikipedia:    The Bibbulmun Track is a long distance walk trail in Western Australia. It runs from Kalamunda, in the hills just east of Perth to Albany on the southern coast and is 1,003.1 kilometres long. The name comes from the Bibbulmun, or Noongar people, Indigenous Australians from the Perth area.   And the Munda Bidi Trail.  (Pedal Power) Wikipedia  :  The Munda Biddi Trail is an off-road cycling trail in Western Australia, running for...
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Snake Bite Time of Year Again

Snake Bite Time of Year Again

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About 300 people are bitten by a snake every year in Australia, but on average only one or two of these bites prove fatal. About half of all deaths from snake bites are from the brown snake, while the rest are mostly from tiger snakes, taipans and death adders.

If you or someone you're with is bitten by a snake it is important to try to identify it if possible, as this allows a...

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Trip 124 – WA4WD Association Gathering ALBANY

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The long weekend in June was set aside as an Association event with the purpose of not only getting as large a collection of affiliated clubs as possible but also to provide the Albany 4WD Club with a working example of how the Association functions. The attendance of over 160 people from a wide range of clubs was a clear indication of the enthusiasm generated by the Association Committee. The venue was the Albany Rifle Club down by the...

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Momentum is gathering for WA’s Outback

Recently at one of our meetings we had Emma Tan from Partnership for the Outback address us on the growing movement to improve the prospects of the future of pastoralists in our Outback.
This following is from a communication from them:

"A quiet revolution in Australia’s outback rangelands has been witnessed by three generations of Evan Pensini’s family. Pensini has a message: Australia’s station families need help to keep the revolution rolling."

These words featured in The Australian newspaper recently as part of national coverage...
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