Our Club badge is well-recognised by other Field Naturalists Clubs, displaying the iconic and well-known bush bird, the Golden Whistler, framed by wattle leaves and flowers.
The Club badge was introduced in September 1964. It had been decided to give
consideration to a suitable badge for the Club as early as the first meeting.
Preliminary correspondence from the manufacturers, Swann & Hudson, indicates
that an early choice for the design included the Common Pink Heath (Epacris
The final approved version displayed the male Golden Whistler and the Cinnamon
Wattle (Acacia leprosa), which were common in Ringwood during the 1960s and
still occur in local reserves.
A simple design with black lettering on a yellow background for use on car
rear windows was also produced. This was later replaced by a transfer which
replicated the design of the Club badge.
Mr Jack Truscott, a local artist and Foundation member, created the designs
of both the badge and the car transfer.
Our emblem has been a credit to Jack Truscott and to the Club and has been
proudly worn and displayed by members. It has provided an instant introduction
to other naturalists when members have travelled, both within Australia and