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MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY 
HELD ON 30TH APRIL 1956


The meeting was chaired by the president, Mr (Colin) Macrae and there were 40 members present.

Minutesof the previous general meeting were read and accepted – moved Mrs. (Bea) Hosking, seconded Mr. Hassett.

Apologieswere received from Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Bartholomew

Treasurer’s ReportThe treasurer reported that the balance-in-hand was £202-11-1. A detailed statement of the accounts since 24th October 1955 was handed around to members. Mr. Scott moved that the report be accepted, Mr. Plumridge seconded the motion.

President’s ReportMr. (Colin) Macrae gave a resumé of the activities of the society since the last annual general meeting in October. This covered two planting schemes planned for the Beaumaris Traders Association, & the Fourth, Hornby, Hilton & Bolton Street progress association, replanting of trees in Scott & Haldane Sts, & the lower end of Dalgetty Rd, the distribution of the new leaflet, work at the Donald MacDonald sanctuary, & sustained efforts to secure land for a heathland sanctuary. 

Mr. (Colin) Macrae then welcomed Mr. Jackson, who is a keen supporter of the Murray Valley Development League. Mr Jackson then gave a brief outline of the aims of the Murray Valley Development League after which he showed three films, two about the Snowy Mountains Scheme, & one of wildflowers near Sydney. 

Mrs. (Bea) Hosking proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Jackson at the conclusion of the films and assured him that all present had been most interested & would have much to think over after seeing so graphically the damage caused in the catchment area by indiscriminate burning-off.


The meeting was closed at 10:30 p.m.


Sheila Ridland (Hon. Secretary)
 Passed & confirmed

C. (Colin) Macrae
 (President)

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