H4 History V07-2021
Hobart Hash House Harriers History
In the beginning (first year)
I967 Fred “Godsfather” Whitaker and Christopher “The Lord” Eden organised the formation of our hash club essentially to provide a social summer fitness club based around their Harlequin rugby mates. Fred had previously hashed in Asia as did his fellow inaugural joint master Chris.
2 October 1967 Graham “Barrell” Farrell and Fred “Godsfather” Whitaker set the first Hash run in Australia at Ridgeway. Those legends who participated were Fred Whittaker, Chris Eden, Tony South, John Williams, Graeme Farrell, Rex Tongue, Paddy & Frank Montgomery, Jim Parker, Mike Collins, Ian Wright, Bob Benda, Dennis Blyth, Derrick Cordwell, Michael Harris, Kevin Bint, Bernard Boot & Andy Conway.
Runs were only held in daylight saving period at 6pm. The paper trail wasn’t marked with checks, the trail just stopped and the hounds had to find the new trail
Run Fees $1 per run and $1 annual subscription
Hash tucker consisted of two viennas per hasher cooked slowly in a metho cooker
Hash brew consisted of Cascade beer 26oz longnecks and ginger beer mixed 2:1 in a hash bucket per hasher.
At the 50th anniversary celebrations only two persons, Alan “Easy” Rider and Gavin “Boomer” Graham were the only current members surviving from year one.
First decade 1967 - 1977
1970 first Hash badge made for 50 runs (black felt with yellow plastic numbers)
1972/3 first professionally printed H4 T shirt organised by Trembles
Viennas were eventually replaced by real meat and exotic fare like slice and fry and a BBQ was obtained to cook on
Some Sunday morning hash runs were introduced in winter (off season) once a month initially
H4 commenced holding annual dinners with many of the early dinners at the Lewisham Tavern and Trembles co-ordinated the making of the first hash trophies by Gary “Lostwaite” Braithwaite and others.
Chris “Joey” Harper rolled his car on Back Tea Tree Rd on his way to the Cambridge Hotel for more beers after a hash run. Max “Grandfather” Dart saw the lights of Joey’s car which was resting on its roof, and thought Joey’s car was heading towards him, swerved to miss and rolled his car. Both cars ended up side by side. That same night Mark Hill lost a wheel off his car near Cambridge on his way to the pub.
Eggs and bacon suppers were frequently held at “Slim Jim” Parker’s Lindisfarne house often finishing at 2am before we drove home pissed.
In the mid 1970’s Mini Hash was formed to run on Thursday night initially as a training run for the City to Casino. Started by Dicky “Farmer” Vaughan, Ozzie Owens, Doug McLean and Alan Tyler it soon gained popularity and became a gourmet gathering after the walk/run
1976 Rick “Roo” Southee and Ted “Lawman” Sikk set a marathon run from Phil “Thrill” Turner’s house in Flagstaff Gully up over Rocky Tom and down Stringy Bark Creek to the Cambridge Hotel and back. The first runners were back in two hours, the stragglers in 3 ½ hours and some much later. Eddy Turner (Thrill’s father) brought two hounds back to the On On site by car at 0130 hours including the Lord. The hares copped much abuse and the run which is still talked about today, is legendary.
At the Hilton Road Timberyard, Trembles had a celebratory run and ended up being hung from a gantry with mongrels throwing piss and sauce at him. The boys were liquored up and bitch fighting broke out between Argue & Biddy, Chappy & Porno, “A” Green & Gut and Chuck Chunder and everyone. It was one of H4’s wildest nights.
Second Decade 1978 - 1987
1978 Ron “Flush” Turnor and Gilbert “Trembles” Leitch attended the inaugural Interhash in Hong Kong with 900 international hashers
Subsequently H4 has been represented at all interhash gatherings except Jakarta 82 after the event was postponed for security reasons
1978 Michael “Maddog” Bowerman formed the Hash House Syndicate and later on other H4 syndicates to race thoroughbreds like False Trail, Joint Masters, Hash Brew, Monday Eve, Bonus Halo etc
1978 Robert “Biddy” Badenach & Dale Monro set a run at Native Corners where 8 hashers got lost and didn’t return until 11.30pm
1979 Commenced fortnightly winter runs at 6pm
1980 Bruce “Whale” Wilkinson & Jack “Shonky” Longden organised the first topless waitresses at our 400th run. Maurie “Greek God” Clarkson attended this run as his first run, overindulged, spilt the groceries and his wife locked him in the bathroom for the night. The only way he could keep warm was to sit in the bath and fill it with hot water.
SHAG (Sunday hash action group) were formed to agitate for regular winter runs with the JM’s finally agreeing to allow runs every Monday night in 1981
1980 Interhash was held at Kuala Lumpur with about 16 H4 hashers attending and Maddog, Lord and others, putting Hobart forward as an interhash venue
1981 Commenced weekly Monday night runs; summer 6.30pm--winter 6pm
1982 Maddog, Easy Rider and others, formed H5. This club was formed following a great debate and a plebiscite was held on whether women should be able to join H4 (only two in favour of women, Easy & Trembles). There was also upward pressure on the numbers of males wanting to join H4.
1982 Biddy and Smiler formed Partridge Island Hash on the Hobart Show weekend
1982 The 500th run was held on Bruny Island. There was a ferry trip to Barnes Bay for the run with the On-On held on the Derwent Explorer with exotic entertainment from Melbourne. Hash cash Sheepshead lost the chequebook and was about to call in the Police to prevent the stripper from getting on the plane to return to Melbourne. Shame Sheeps Shame. Carrington won the raffle on the 500th run which was a blow up doll that made regular H4 appearances.
The Assassins Club were active in creaming run achievers and others
The 1982 Interhash was held at Jakarta, with sadly no H4 members attending
The “Shithead of the night” was instigated to award to a person who disgraced themselves on the night. The award, a toilet seat, was worn around their neck, was often awarded to Poonce for his abuse of fellow hashers during the run.
Intrahash runs commenced in the mid eighties and were held usually in the Midlands area with hashers from the Triabunna, Hobart, Launceston and the North West Coast attending.
The 1984 Interhash was held at Sydney with a big contingent from Tassie
The Hobart contingent drank the bar dry on arrival at the hotel on the first morning. Archimedes principle was also proven, with the holding of a ‘neck tie’ (bathers around the neck) party in the hotel’s roof top swimming pool – there were so many naked bodies in the pool that the emptying water flowed down the stair well and into the hotel proper.
That mongrel “Chuck Chunder” spews on the brand new carpet at the DSS
At a run at Kellevie, hares Biddy and Michael ‘Mad Dog’ Bowerman set the last section of trail ‘though’ a waterhole in a river, expecting everyone ‘go for a swim’ – trouble was, they had set the trail prior to the waterhole within a 100 metres, and in sight of the cars at the On On site - consequently the vast majority of runners ‘hashed’ home with only a few following the rest of the trail and through the waterhole –as a result, what followed was one of the biggest ‘dummy spits’ in Hash History with Biddy directing 100’s of ‘f’ and ‘c’ words against all hashers and after Mad Dog’s gum boots failed a ‘flotation test’ in the river he (Mad Dog), vowed and declared “never to come to hash again” – the first of many such utterances made by him since then.
Max “Grandfather” Dart was the first H4 hasher to achieve 500 runs
The 1986 Interhash was held at Pattaya Thailand
Elson “Sailmaker” Kiddle went to the Admirals Cup to sail on Intrigue with some H4 money to enable the crew to have a quiet little drink on H4
20th anniversary run at Kingston where the legendary Monique entertained us. A reluctant Jules won the raffle on three occasions before disappearing into the cake with Monique
THAG (Traditional hash action group) were formed to agitate for 6.30 start times in winter and other nonsense
At a run from the Carlton Beach Life Saving Club, Bruce “Whale” Wilkinson innocently stepped forward to receive a presentation from Shonky, only to be covered in flour from the Big Prick – a device constructed by Shonky, consisting of a large tube filled with flour and a plunger system that when banged on the floor shot the flour all over the unsuspecting Whale.
Chappy and David ‘Aces’ Baulch’s 400th run where they adopted the principle that ‘attack is the best form of defence’ and came armed with fire extinguishers and water bombs filled with green vegetable dyed water. Apart from Hashers that got soaked there was the white demonstration Saab that Gut had on loan that ended up as a two-tone vehicle – white and green.
Collingwood losers (supporters) - especially Peter ‘Cuddles’ Green who had to publicly kiss Chris ‘Fuggles’ Fuglsang’s backside when Collingwood lost to Carlton.
Then a repeated bet (Carlton to beat Collinwood) with Fuggles losing this time and therefore he had to kiss Cuddles’ backside which look resplendently accessorised with toilet paper.
Third Decade 1988 - 1997
Biddy organised for H4 and any other hashers to participate in the Bream Creek Show. Biddy, Argue and others sets a hash run and then the hashers spend the afternoon in the boozer after participating in the run. The Bream Creek show run was granted official H4 run status.
1988 Interhash was held at Bali with the largest travelling group to date from H4. The hotel where H4 members stayed burnt down shortly after they left
November 1988 21st Anniversay Run Sorell with founders “Godsfather” & “Lord” in attendance
Geoffrey ‘DBII’ Thomas’ and Andrew ‘A’ Green’s (C9H3) Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton act (Islands in the Stream) at the 1988-89 Annual Dinner.
1990 Interhash was named “Thriller in Manila”
Gut’s run from Mangalore where chicken was served at the On On – salmonella poisoning followed for numerous hashers – this just happened also to be the Monday night before Partridge Island Hash and it was a sight to see Hashers frantically rowing to shore from boats that lacked an on board toilet.
1990 H4 involved in inaugural Brewery to Brewery Run and every run since
Hash contingent including Shonky, Boomer, Trapdaw, Trembles, Sir John, Paddy, Banger did the Overland Track
H4 conducted and participated in charity events like Brewery to Brewery run for the RHH, the 48 hour relay, Budget fun run for the RHH, Camp Quality, Bream Creek Show.
1991 Aussie Nash Hash in Launceston had a good contingent from H4
1991 Crusha set a run from Warrane and the crew of the Missouri attended. The Quartermaster couldn’t handle the Meehan Ranges and wanted to be left to die, so DB2 & Musicman had to man-handle him back to Warrane.
Jan 1992 1000th run at Richmond with about 350 attending. The celebrations also included;
999th run at Ridgeway followed by a dinner at the Elwick Race course;
Recovery run at Runnymede where the Spring Bay hashers excelled;
Monday night A to B run from Downhams Hill to Strathayr with many piss stops conducted by lovely young drink waitresses
1992 Interhash held at Phuket Thailand
November 1992 25th Anniversary run Quarantine Bruny Island
The H4 Annual General Meetings, traditionally turned into absolute shambles when the membership tried to tell the new JM’s how to run the club. The meetings usually ended when the new JMs told everyone to get stuffed. Shonky usually facilitated these at the Good Women Inn and The Ocean Child.
Members of H4 assist in the conduct of the Point to Pinnacle event so Poonce and Easy looked good.
1994 Maddog and others, who had been putting Tasmania forward as an interhash destination since the first KL Interhash, commenced bidding for Interhash 2000 in Tasmania at the Rotorua Interhash
1995 Ross “Atlas” Thomas & Peter “Hi-Ho” Davey started Full Moon Hash
1995 We were represented at Pan American hash and UK Nash Hash to bid for Interhash
1995 JM’s Poonce & Big G had beer wagon Trudy constructed which contained a new gas BBQ and space for three kegs, beer gas and taps to pour the beer. Later as breathalysers reduced the beer consumption, the barrels were replaced by chillers to house the stubbies & cans.
H4 is fortunate that our founders decided that members should pay a weekly fee that provided them with both food and refreshments. Following the demise of viennas and slice & fry, quality meat has been provided on the BBQ. Likewise a good variety of refreshments including ginger beer, light and heavy beer and stout is standard fare. The club has been lucky that members have been prepared to do the hard yards to prepare soups, curries, stews, sweets etc to vary the weekly fare.
1995 Pan Asia Hash at Kuching was attended by members of H4 to bid for Interhash where they spread the word and distributed 1000 Tassie apples.
1996 Interhash held at Cyprus with good attendance from H4
Hash weekends were organised at Swansea staying with Clyde “Gurka” Olbery at Meredith House. Bandit Hash conducted east coast weekend runs until they ran out of energy
1997 We were represented in Trinidad at Pan America Hash to bid for Interhash
1997 Jack “Shonky” Longden became first H4 member to reach 1000 runs
1997 Pan Asia Hash in Jakarta and Pan Indo Hash at Jogjakarta attended by members of H4 to bid for Interhash
6 October 1997 30th Anniversary run at Ham Common
Fourth Decade 1998 - 2007
1998 At Kuala Lumpur Interhash, Tasmania successfully bid, with 95% of the vote, to hold Interhash in Hobart in 2000
1998 Represented at Hong Kong for “Sunset of the empire” celebrations
1998 Dennis “Brutus” Ransley, Graham “Big G” Petterd, Robert “Squizzy” Taylor, Paul “Pee Wee” Green and others conceived Davey St Hash as a midweek (men only) gay running group.
Shonky in Singapore, on a promotional tour for Interhash 2000 in Tasmania, overindulged in post run liquor (Tequila?), became very ill on the trip back from the On On and was evicted from the bus for “womiting”, then to wake up several hours later on the road verge, covered in ants.
The ‘terrorist’ attack with crackers by Wayne ‘Assassin’ Court on Biddy at Partridge Island Hash. This was the Assassins Club in full flight
1998 Tony “Peachy” Peach sank a mooring in Barnes Bay which had the effect of spelling the death knell of Partridge Island Hash which was never the same.
Tim ‘Blades’ Fitzgerald attempting to ‘walk’ across the surface of the Prosser River at Orford on a run set by Fuggles and had to be rescued from the river bottom, as he had the swimming capability of a brick.
1999 Dennis “Brutus” Ransley, Graham “Big G” Petterd, Robert “Squizzy” Taylor, Paul “Pee Wee” Green and others gave birth to Chardonnay Hash at the Globe Hotel for harriers and harriettes. Chardonnay was the first gay hash club in the world.
1999 Represented at Pan Asia Hash at Perth
1999 Peter “Cuddles” Green, Shonky, Geoff “Creesey” Creese and others form the Hashbeens Hash and conducted the inaugural dinner at Howrah. The Hashbeens survive today as the fastest growing group in H4 with their motto “we will get you all in the end”. The Hashbeen’s Annual Dinners are held in November and provide a great deal of entertainment with great food, wine and presentation of awards. The Hashbeen’s dinner has been a great vehicle for sticking it up Scrambles after his evil Interhash 2000 deeds.
1999 Represented at Pan African Hash in Zimbabwe
Feb 2000 Serious road accident at Midlands involving some of the Interhash organising committee.
February 2000- Interhash was held in Hobart based at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, had 3,850 attending hashers who spent $10million and attended the following events;
23 Interhash runs both Saturday and Sunday
Red Dress Run 1500 participants and over $20,000 raised for charity
Harem Hash at the RYCT
Cascade Brewery Hash run
Port Arthur Hash Run
Dodges Ferry Hash Run
Deep Hole Southport Hash run
25 Rotary Clubs were employed by Interhash to provide run site food to the hashers. This resulted in Rotary distributing about $50,000 to charitable causes throughout southern Tasmania
July 2000 1500th run at the Royal Showgrounds
2000 Superstars formed by Panther, Big G and others on the fantasy that at 60 they were still raging, still running and still rooting.
2001 Interhash 2000 won Tourism Tasmania’s Best Major Event Award 2000 and was runner up to Sydney Olympics in the National Tourism Awards
2001 Interhash 2000 won Tasmanian and Australian Marketing Institute Award for best marketed event in the leisure and travel section.
2001 Interhash caterer Wood & Baillie won the “best caterer” award for Interhash in the 2000 AHA awards
Nov 2001 The Hashbeens annual dinner was held at the Tea Tree Hall. Iron Chef Shonky prepared five whole scotch fillets and sucked up all the towns electricity supply and the dinner wasn’t cooked until well after 9pm.
2002 35th Anniversary run at Ridgeway
Interhash 2002 was held at Goa India with good Tassy representation
2003 David “Bullshit” Innes introduced “the gauntlet” for skolling
Interhash 2004 was held at Cardiff Wales
H4 was incorporated against the wishes of Shonky
Interhash 2006 was held at Chieng Mai Thailand
2006 Robert “Spider” Webb was acknowledge for three years of hashing without missing a run
2006 Trudy converted from a barrel bar to a can bar
1st & 2nd Oct 2007 the 40th Anniversary run was held at Ridgeway and the dinner conducted at the Cascade Brewery.
Fifth Decade 2007 - 2017
5/3/2007 Chris “Jules” Jones 1000th run
31/3/2007 Jack “Shonky” Longden 1500th run
8/7/ 2007 Geoff “Babylon“Cook ends longest consecutive run attendance of 650 runs
23/7/2007 Gilbert “Trembles” Leitch 1500th run
24/9/2007 Graham “Big G’ Petterd 1000th run
2/10 2007 40th anniversary run Cascade Brewery hares Musicman & Trembles
2008 Interhash Perth
23/6/2008 Peter “Panther” Hall 1000th run
7/7/2008 Robert “Spidër” Webb 1000th run
Jan 2009 2000th run Lea scout Camp hares Spoof & Ferret
31/1/2009 Geoff “Babylon” Cook 1000th run
2/3/2009 Geoff “DB2” Thomas 1500th run
21/3/2009 Michael “Mad Dog” Bowerman 1000th run
8/5/2009 1000 run achiever Kevin “Kiwi’ Collins join Cloud 9 Hash
23/5/2009 Alan “Ëasy” Rider” 1000th run
1/6/2009 Roger “Portholes” Portlock 1000th run
3/8/2009 Wayne “Ärgue” Quarrell 1500th run
22/2/2010 Robert “Biddy” Badenach 1500th run
2010 Interhash Kuching
11/10/2010 Ken “Dicky “ Bird 1500th run
25/10/2010 2100th run Lucaston Hares Porksword & Spoof
13/12/2010 Gavin “Boomer” Graham 1500th run
Feb 2011 Nash Hash Hobart
14/2/ 2011 Craig “Sheeps” Gathercole 1500th run
6/7/2011 Co-founder Chris “Lord” Eden joins Cloud 9 Hash
Nov 2011 At the Hashbeen’s Annual Dinner the Poonce was tried by a room full of his peers for corrupt practises at the council and illegal bookmaking. He was unanimously found guilty despite being defended by Biddy and having Chappy(Bum Boy) providing a character witness. Prosecutor Squizzy had a dream prosecution as Biddy failed to lift a finger to save Poonce
18/2/2012 Paul “PeeWee” Green 1500th run
20/2/2012 Ken “Banger” Dann 1500th run
14/5/2012 Peter “ Uncle Cuddles” Green 1000th run
2012 Interhash Jogjakarta
30/7/2012 2200th run DSS hare Paul “Smallgoods” Wignal
22/7/2013 Chris “Fuggles” Fuglsang 1500th run
13/5/13 Alan “Hairdresser” Pearsall 1000th run
9/12/2013 Dennis “Scrambles” Ransley 1500th run
2014 Interhash Hainan China
16/2/15 Steve “Musicman” Mannering 1500th run
13/4/2015 David “Half Ton” Wells 1000th run
31/8/2015 Wayne “Crusha” Hall 1000th run
Nov 2015 Poonce prints H4 T shirts showing the club started in 1987 and not 1967. Shame Poonce Shame
7/3/2016 Wayne “Arn-Arn” Dyas 1500th run
Two “so called” top notch run setters Robert ‘Squizzy’ Taylor’s and Dennis ‘Scrambles’ Ransley’s grandiose run failures from Strickland Falls and the Civic Club rocked the club.
28 March 2016 Run 2400 Sorell Hare Geoff “DB2” Thomas
2016 Interhash Bali
26/9/2016 Robert “Gut” Windsor 1500th run
10/10/2016 Bob “Porksword” Sawdy 1000th run
2016 After much discussion the run fees we increased to $25
2016 Terry “Trapdaw” Daw 650 runs joins Cloud nine hash
Xmas 16 Shonky attempted to start a new gay hash club at the adventure playground on the Domain and Scrambles went along to be a co-convenor as he was with Chardonnay Hash
2017 Rita “Souvenir” Mendelson got lost at Buckland on her farewell visit to H4 prior to returning home to England
10/4/2017 Ross “Mucous” Mannering 1000th run
April 2017 Hash Lip Shonky reintroduced the Gauntlet
May 2017 Honorary Solicitor RJ (Biddy) Badenach provides a disclaimer to meet the requirements of our insurer holding our public liability.
8 Sept 2017 Peter “Panther” Hall joins cloud 9 hash
11 Sept 2017 Gilbert “Trembles” Leitch 2000 runs
Sixth Decade 2017 Onwards
2 October 2017 50th anniversary celebrations included
Wednesday Harem run from Sandy Bay Bowls Club
Thursday Chardonnay run from Civic Club
Friday pub crawl from Shippies with Buddha
Saturday arvo run on Domain from TCA
Saturday night ball @ Westside with Posh Hash
Monday night run at Ridgeway with dinner and entertainment at the Derwent Sailing Squadron. Hares Biddy, Argue, Dickybird & Filthy.
Poonce got the bus bogged on the Ridgeway Oval and hashers had to push it out of the muddy ruts it made.
9 October 2017 H4 50th celebration dinner at the Royal Yacht Club
13 November 2017 Shonky had his 2000th run at the Hashbeen’s dinner
18 January 2018 Lostwaite had his 1500th run at Seven Mile Beach
29 January 2018 Spider had his 1500th run at Blackmans Bay 2500th run
2500th Run 29th January 2018 relocated from Ellenbanks, Nugent to Blackmans Bay due to wet weather. Hares Hat & Half Ton
19 February 2018 1500 runs Paul “Chappy” Chapman run # 2503
5 March 2018 1000 runs Phillip “Filthy” Nolan run # 2505
26 March 2018 #2509 introduction of DoT (daughter of Trudy) to replace “Trudy” which was declared redundant and sold
9 April 2018 1500 runs Geoff “Lantern” Cook run #2511
2018 Interhash Bali
12 April 2018 Alan “Hairdresser” Pearsall joined Cloud 9
29 October 2018 Wayne “Argue” Quarrell 2000 runs #2541
14 November 2018 Elson “Sailmaker” Kiddle joined Cloud 9
19 November 2018 Geoff “DB2” Thomas 2000 runs #2545
The “Elite” walkers group was officially formed on 1st April 2019 (how appropriate it was April fools day) by Scrambles, Dogshit and Gut. These fantasists from the Superstars could no longer run but couldn’t accept they are Hashbeens. In essence the “Elite walkers” proved to be cronic masterbaters.
2019 Gerrard “Kickbutt” Eden, Stan “Shep” Sheppard & Dicky “Farmer” Vaughan joined Cloud 9 Hash
19 June 2019 Alan Easy Rider joined Cloud 9 Hash
1 July 2019 Haydyn “Poonce” Nielsen 1500 runs #2579
4 November 2019 1500 runs Graham “Big G” Petterd #2597
25 November 2019 2600 runs Mt Stuart Park Hares Abs & Lucky Eddie
2020 Interhash Trinidad & Tobago postponed until 2021
24/2/2020 Run 2613 celebrated the 20th anniversary of Interhash 2000 from an idea of Trembles. Held at the DSS the run was set by Scrambles & Musicman. The on-on was addressed by Interhash chairman Scrambles who gave an overview of Interhash 2000.
16/3/2020 Run 2616 from the Lea Scout Camp with hares Dogshit & Drunken was the last run prior to the club going into recess due to the corona virus (Covid 19) pandemic. This resulted in Covid 19 (C19VH4) Hash bringing the boys together on Monday night via video conferencing software. Covid 19 saw the birth of Red Chapel hash, Battery Point hash, Arthur St hash, Dodges hash and other phantom clubs.
June 2020 Brendon “Barney” Connolley passed
On the 22 June 2020 run 2617 recommenced hash with Trembles, Filthy and Robbie E setting the run from the DSS.
6 May 2021 Geoff '"Dumpster" Creese joined Cloud 9 Hash
10 May 2021 Robert "Biddy" Badenach 2000 runs #2663
28 June 2021 2000 runs Craig Sheeps' Gathercole #2671
30 June 2021 Roger "Portholes" Portlock joined Cloud 9 Hash
30 July 2021 Mark Dwyer joined Cloud 9 Hash
Hall of Fame and Hash Legends
Fred Whittaker and Chris Eden for initiating the formation of H4
Graham “Barrell” Farrell & Fred for setting first hash run in Australia
Shonky for his tireless efforts organising the beer, towing Trudy, organising the Hashbeen’s dinners and generally running the club. He also spent vast sums of money buying pubs like the Good Woman Inn and the Ocean Child to use as hash HQ.
Ian “Ferrett” Rathbone for constructing and maintaining the H4 web site h4.org.au. He also arranged weekly zoom meetings during the corona virus shutdown
Phil “Thrill” Turner for arranging the original H4 letterhead with the bald man and tree. Easy for organising a graphic designer to do the hares and hounds H4 shield.
Ian “Booky” Winter for being the inaugural Melbourne Cup hash bookmaker and “A” Green, Poonce and Trembles for continuing the role
Maddog for initiating Interhash bidding and being our international envoy at large.
Bruce “Bruiser” Felmingham the owner of Straight Arse, the hash dog was an early On Sec who wrote fantasies in the hash trash. In those days hash trashes were exchanged with other international hash clubs and often Bruisers fantasies were reprinted around the known hash world.
Biddy for instigating and co-ordinating charity runs, the Bream Creek Show run, the Burnthill (Bream Creek) runs, the Wednesday Walkers and for being the Sandy Bay canary
Trembles for Hash cartoons and compiling the club ‘s history
Erra’s for always entertaining us and the topless waitresses he organised for his winter hash runs
Chappy for assisting in the preparation of many annual reports and electronic camera action
Dicky Bird for providing our web site oversight and providing photographic support etc for the hash trash as well as fake trash during the corona virus shutdown.
Continuous run attendance -
Bob “Spider” Webb did 167 runs = 3 years without missing a run.
Christopher “Lord” Eden for holding at the time, what we believed to be the longest continuous run attendance at any hash club in the world (about 262runs =five years straight)
Geoff “Tarzan”, “Babylon”, “Lantern” Cook attended for about 12 years without missing a run (about 650 runs).
Interhash Organising Committee Scrambles, Easy, Lord, Trembles, Spoof, Two Aces, Safcol, Musicman, Banger, DB2, Argue, Pee Wee, Smiler, Poonce, Woodstock
Interhash Sub Committees who organised the runs, goodies bags, post and pre lubes, entertainment, beverages, food, registrations etc, etc, etc
Interhash run setters and their assistants including pre and post Interhash events including the Red Dress Run, Port Arthur Run, Dodges Ferry Run and the Deep Hole Run
Fuggles, Jules, Trembles, Dyke, Biddy, Lucky, McSwill and others for providing the hash meat and salads
Prickledoo for providing Poonce’s robes of office
Crusha and Herr Flick for obtaining hash brides at Interhash
Sheeps for being the public face of H4 at the Watch Repair shop, obtaining run tankards and his hash photography
Interhash bus crash victims
“A” Green and Banger for being the club’s historians
Mono for his Tassie Twirler and Sprinkler cabaret act at Interhash 2000
Poonce & Big G for organising “Trudy” the H4 beer & BBQ trailer
Waggs, Mono & Clutch for the Interhash nude run under the Bandit Hash banner
Uncles Cuddles, Shonky, Trembles, Creesey, Dicky Bird, Argue and others for doing the hard work keeping the Hashbeens functioning
Jules for being the H4 stud, being Monique’s toy boy, the 21st anniversary run stud at Sorell, the Manila heartbreaker where Roma became “in foal”, and for being Joany’s boy
Panther, Big G, Prickledoo, DB2 and other deluded souls for their efforts with the H4 Superstars
Ralph Stuart for drawing derrick birds which featured regularly in hash trash and annual reports in the 1970/80s
Spider for many years of work as both hash cash and the assistant hash cash
Argue for taking over Shonky’s roll as Trudy tugger and beverage procurer
Dicky Bird for preparing the fake trash during the corona virus shutdown
Spreading the word
Maddog & Easy for starting H5
Atlas & Hi-Ho for starting Full Moon Hash
Brutus, Big G, Squizzy, Pee Wee etc for starting Chardonnay Hash
Cuddles, Creesey & Shonky for starting the Hashbeens
Panther & Big G and others for starting the Superstars Hash
Biddy & Smiler for starting Partridge Island Hash
Mono, Waggs & Clutch for starting Bandit Hash
Dick Vaughan, Alan Tyler and others for starting Mini Hash
Shonky, Grandfather and others for starting Saturday Hash
Two Aces, Musicman and others for starting Snake Island Hash
Shonky and others for Bike Hash
Mono & Waggs (Bandit Hash) for starting nude hash at Judbury in Interhash
Scrambles, Dogshit, Gut and others for starting those wankers the Elite walkers
1000 runs achievers
Jack “Shonky” Longden, Gilbert “Trembles” Leitch, Chris “Lord” Eden, Richard “Dickhead” Hughes, Geoff “DB2” Thomas, Paul “Pee Wee” Green, Kevin “Kiwi” Collins, Geoff “Creesey” Creese, Gavin “Boomer” Graham, Robert “Biddy” Badenach, Ken “Dicky Knees” Bird, Craig “Sheepshead” Gathercole, Wayne “Argue” Quarrell, Ken “Smiler” Burridge, Ken “Banger” Dann, Chris “Fuggles” Fuglsang, Gary “Lostwaite” Braithwaite, Dennis “Scrambles” Ransley, Steven “Musicman” Mannering, Robert “Gut” Windsor, Paul “Chappy” Chapman, Haydyn “Poonce” Nielsen, Wayne “Arn Arn” Dyas, Nick “Sir John” Tall, Chris “Jules” Jones, Graham “Big G” Petterd, Peter “Panther” Hall, Robert “Spider” Webb, Geoff “Babylon” Cook, Michael “Maddog” Bowerman, Alan “Easy” Rider, Roger “Portholes” Portlock, Peter “Uncle Cuddles” Green, Alan “Hairdresser” Pearsall, David “Half Ton” Wells, Wayne “Crusha” Hall, Bob “Pork Sword” Sawdy, Ross “Mucous” Mannering, Phillip “Filthy” Nolan,
1500 runs achievers
Shonky, Trembles, DB2, Argue, Biddy, Dicky Bird, Boomer, Sheeps, PeeWee, Banger, Fuggles, Scrambles, Musicman, Arn-Arn, Gut, Lostwaite, Spider, Chappy, Babylon, Poonce, Big G,
2000 runs achievers
Trembles, Shonky, Argue, DB2, Biddy, Sheeps
Cloud Nine Hash
Tudor Bostock, Roger Boss-Walker, Mark Hill
1986 Dale “Chipper” Chapman
1993 Andrew “”A” Green, Ian “DB1” Thomas
1994 Ian “Booky” Winter, Bill Sheather
1996 Max “Grandfather” Dart
1997 Jim “Slim Jim” Parker
1998 Martin Longden, Paddy Montgomery, Bernie Mortley
1999 Gerry “Noisy” Nolan
2005 Peter “Cat Gut” Windsor
2006 Rick “Roo” Southee
2008 Bill “Rebore” Keddy, Rod Lewis
2009 Kevin “Kiwi” Collins
2011 Chris “The Lord” Eden, Malcolm Fyfe, Clive “Gurkha” Olbery
2012 Dave “Derro Dave” Walters
2013 Ron “Flush” Turnor, Bruce “Gunna” Greenhill
2014 Peter “Rocks” Collins, Nigel “Thunder” Plumbridge, John “Robbo” Robertson
2016 Terrence “Trapdaw” Daw
2017 Tony “Variable” Jacques, Geoff “Burley” Thurley, Peter “Panther” Hall
2018 Alan “Hairdresser” Pearsall, Elson “Sailmaker” Kiddle
2019 Gerard “Kickbutt” Eden, Alan “Easy” Rider, Richard “Farmer” Vaughan, Stan “Shep” Sheppard
2020 Brendan “Barney” Connolley
2021 Geoff "Dumpster'" Creese, Roger "Portholes" Portlock, Mark Dwyer
Hall of Shame
The Superstars for claiming they are still running, rooting & raging which is a complete fabrication
Lovechild for stuffing up the Dodges Ferry post Interhash run and having a manic desire to set marathons
Alan “Easy” Rider for a whole host of efforts like;
pissing off to Melbourne after being appointed joint master in 1974,
failing to pay annual subs and expecting Uncle Max to pay for them,
putting Max’s ashes in some hash sausages he cooked for the “scattering of the ashes” run at Opossum Bay,
constantly pissing on the hash fires enveloping hashers in foul air,
claiming he was taken by aliens and having his body juices sucked from him before being returned to the On-On at Kellevie in 2007 &
attempting to run from Sydney to Melbourne without wearing a hash T shirt
Richard (Dickhead) Hughes for attempting to set a hash run on a five acre block, blaming H4 when he was breathalysed on a Monday night and for being Hughesy
Shonky and Superfart Dart for breaking the first rule of hash “no shirtlifters in hash” a long time before Scrambles, Squizzy, Pee Wee and Musicman turned gay on Thursdays and formed Chardonnay Hash.
Dennis “Brutus” Ransley for his “blood on the floor” Interhash take-over and for cancelling Henry “IXL” Jones’s Sunday Broadmarsh Interhash run.
To Robert “Squizzy” Taylor and Robert “Biddy” Badenach for incorporating H4 against the wishes of H4’s managing director, Shonky
That mongrel Poonce for his habit of getting up hills first, turning around and abusing shit out of fellow hashers, ripping off the boys with his bookmaking activities, writing highly inflammatory remarks about each hashers running abilities in the annual report and organising athletic events where hashers do all the work to make him look good. Poonce has also taken over the bookies roll on Melbourne Cup day ripping off his fellow hasher without a jot of conscience. He also embroidered 1987 on new H4 T-shirts when the club started in 1967. Getting the buses bogged on the Ridgeway oval during the 50 years celebrations Shame Poonce Shame
1976 Rick “Roo” Southee and Ted “Lawman” Sikk set a marathon run from Phil “Thrill” Turner’s house in Flagstaff Gully up over Rocky Tom and down Stringy Bark Creek to the Cambridge Hotel and back. The first runners were back in two hours, the stragglers in 3 ½ hours and some much later. Eddy Turner (Thrill’s father) brought two hounds back to the On On site by car at 0130 hours including the Lord. The hares copped much abuse and the run which is still talked about today, is legendary. Bloody mongrels.
In 1998 Dennis “Scrambles’ Ransley, Graham “Big G” Petterd, Robert “Squizzy” Taylor and others form Chardonnay Hash the inaugural gay hash club
In 2020 Joint Masters Aled “Abs” Vince and Martin “Lucky Eddie” Bicevskis closed down hash, refused to have a change-over dinner during the corona virus just to cling to high office.
Scrambles, Dogshit and Gut for forming the “Elite” walkers group known widely as elite wankers and not accepting Hashbeen status when they could no longer run at hash. This group attracted other fantasists from the Superstars group.
Scrambles & Squizzy, self appointed “world greatest run setters” consistently disgracing themselves by setting appalling runs from Strickland Falls and the Civic Club and failing to accept their inability to set a very basic hash run.