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Auckland University Tramping Club further records.

Identifier: MSS Archives-2019/04

Content Description

Auckland University Tramping Club (AUTC) records including minute books, annual reports, correspondence and membership lists. Also includes trip books, photographs, newsletters and ephemera.


  • Majority of material found within 1932 - 1990
  • 1929 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

The Auckland University Tramping Club (AUTC), founded in April 1932, is one of the oldest outdoor clubs at the University of Auckland. The Club has its origins in the University Field Club which was founded in 1922 by members of the Natural Sciences Departments to carry out scientific field trips rather than simply hiking or mountaineering. The AUTC magazine Footprints was first published 1944 and their hut, Ōngārunuku (O’nuku for short), located in the Waitakere Ranges has also been an important part of the Club since 1944.

Club membership is open to University of Auckland students, staff and non-University individuals who are interested in tramping. Each year the Club organises various trips (tramps and camps) and instructional courses, including day walks in the Auckland region, longer expeditions further afield, and first aid, bush, and mountaineering courses.


4.0 metres (6 cartons, 2 outsize boxes, 3 outsize folders.)

Language of Materials



The bulk of this collection, which was donated in 2019, was organised by the Auckland University Tramping Club's archivist. The numbering system applied to the folders (1a, 1b,etc.) by the Club's archivist has been retained, as has the physical arrangement of the material. The arrangement of items within this finding aid differs from the physical arrangement, however, with items related by their contents grouped together into Series of related materials.

Physical Location

In off-site storage. Expect delay of 12-24 hours from time of order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Auckland Univerity Tramping Club in 2012, 2013 and 2019.

Related Materials

Additional AUTC records can be found at: Auckland University Tramping Club records. 1936-1978. MSS & Archives 89/22. Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services.

Inventory of the further records of the Auckland University Tramping Club
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand