Publications and Information

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Copyright: All papers, photos and drawings are copyright to HFNC or contributing author, and may not be reproduced without permission from HFNC or the contributors. However, the files contained in the following links (green) may be downloaded free and used for personal or educational purposes.

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Printed Books and Guides

Hamilton Region Nature Guide (Diane Luhrs, Editor, 2010).   

Folder contains the contents page and extracts of 8 of the 47 sites. The book is available from Slades Newsagency in Hamilton, Visitor Information Centres in Hamilton and Port Fairy, or at HFNC meetings.

Environmental Advocacy and Action 1958 to 2008 (Diane Luhrs, Editor, 2009).  

The cover and contents pages are presented in the pdf link. Out of print; available for viewing at the Hamilton History Centre, Hamilton Club, State Library of Victoria (Melbourne) and National Library (Canberra).

Indigenous Wildlife of Southern Grampians - a fold-out photographic species guide, available free from the Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE), Hamilton, and from Southern Grampians Shire Council offices

Natural Temperate Grassland Species of the Victorian Volcanic Plain - a fold-out photographic species guide, available free from the DSE, and SGSC offices Hamilton

geology, fauna, flora & natural history publications and reports

Fauna, Flora and Natural History

Papers and reports on birds, wetlands,wallabies, Wannon River flora, River Red Gums, Rail Reserve, natural history of Western Victoria, Mount Napier history and fauna.

Geology,Geomorphology and Landscape

Papers, reports and diagrams on local geological features - waterfalls, scoria cones, lava tubes, tumuli, caves, solution pipes, basalt plains, and ages of volcanoes.

Nature Notes

Articles from the Hamilton Spectator (pre-publication copies).


Fauna Lists and Survey results


Frogs and reptiles of the region

Bird lists 


Bird Surveys Hamilton Area Wetlands

Bird Surveys, Coastal Wetlands and Beach


Bird Surveys Willaura and Lake Bolac area Wetlands

Mammal surveys in local conservation reserves 


Flora Lists and Reports

Vascular flora lists for local conservation reserves

Fulham, Gatum Flora Reserve, Gringegalgona Settlers Reserve, Hamilton-Coleraine Rail Res, Kanawalla, L Linlithgow, Nigretta Falls, Parklands, Vasey Railway Res, Wannon Falls, Wannon Rapids area. 

Orchid list and flowering calendar - not yet available

Fungi lists for various conservation reserves 

Reports on management of flora on conservation reserves

Club documents, Trip reports, Project reports, Newsletters

Environmental Project Reports (including Weed Control) 

Mt Napier State Park, Fulham State Reserve, Vasey Reserve, Wannon Falls Scenic Reserve, Wannon Flora Reserve, Nigretta Falls Scenic Reserve, Nigretta Flora Reserve, Gringegalgona, Grampians, Kanawalla, Lake Linlithgow, Tabor, Glenelg Highway Telecom project, River Red Gum survey.

Newsletters and Tributes -1996 onwards

Annual General Meeting Presidents Reports 

Summary of reports from 1958 to 2008, AGM reports from 2009

Past annual programs for club activities & events

Summary of excursions from 1958 to 2008
Summary of speakers' presentations 1958 to 2008
Annual programs of activities 1977 onwards

Excursion Reports

Incomplete lists from 1993 to 2010,
Complete list for 2011 onward


Submissions on fire and ecology

Submissions from 2005 onwards on DSE Fire Operation Plans, Code of Practice, Fire Management and other fire issues. 

Submissions on forestry and ecology

Submissions on Regional Forests Agreement, Portland-Horsham Forest Management Plan, Portland Wood Utilization Plan

Submissions on National Park & State Park management plans

Submissions on Grampians, Dergholm, Black Ranges and Ngootyoong

Submissions on water, wetlands & drainage

Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy and the State Government White Paper on Land & Biodiversity

Submissions to LCC & VEAC on Crown Lands management

Submissions to Land Conservation Council (LCC) and Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC)

Submissions on mining and other environmental matters

Submission on Basin Minerals mining application