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-=====The Sydney Bushwalker=====+====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ======
  
 A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses'​ Association Rooms, "​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place: Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462. A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses'​ Association Rooms, "​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place: Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.
  
-====No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/-====+=== No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/- ===
  
 |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514| |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514|
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 |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey| |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey|
  
-=====contents=====+===== Contents ​=====
  
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 |A Troppo Bush Walker|R.C.|18| |A Troppo Bush Walker|R.C.|18|
  
-=====Advertisements=====+===== Advertisements =====
  
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 |Paddy'​s|13| |Paddy'​s|13|
  
-=====Whither Or Wither?​=====+---- 
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 +===== Whither Or Wither? =====
  
 Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers,​ who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?"​ (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?"​ (Join the N.P.A!) Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers,​ who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?"​ (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?"​ (Join the N.P.A!)
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 At this time of the year, the Editor doesn'​t know whither but is certainly withered (Editorially speaking in both cases) and can only be revived by large doses of new literary blood from the new and old talent at present lying dormant. To these he throws out a challenge for 1961-62. To the Old Hands who kept the presses rolling (and thumped the typewriter and stapled the pages and collected the shillings) he expresses his profound thanks and admiration for a job well done. At this time of the year, the Editor doesn'​t know whither but is certainly withered (Editorially speaking in both cases) and can only be revived by large doses of new literary blood from the new and old talent at present lying dormant. To these he throws out a challenge for 1961-62. To the Old Hands who kept the presses rolling (and thumped the typewriter and stapled the pages and collected the shillings) he expresses his profound thanks and admiration for a job well done.
  
-=====The Annual Reunion.=====+---- 
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 +===== The Annual Reunion. =====
  
 Date: 11th-12th March. Date: 11th-12th March.
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 If you can sing, dance, play the mouth organ, recite, stand on your head, or in any other may amuse your fellow Reunioners, please contact Malcolm McGregor, JX1400, or see him at the Reunion! If you can sing, dance, play the mouth organ, recite, stand on your head, or in any other may amuse your fellow Reunioners, please contact Malcolm McGregor, JX1400, or see him at the Reunion!
  
-=====Walks Programme.=====+---- 
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 +=== Walks Programme. ===
  
 The Walks Secretary needs Leaders for the next Walks Programme (May - August). Recommended routes available for those who can't think where to go. Other inspiration available in Past Programmes in the old issues of the Sydney Bushwalker, and in the Club Map Collection. The Walks Secretary needs Leaders for the next Walks Programme (May - August). Recommended routes available for those who can't think where to go. Other inspiration available in Past Programmes in the old issues of the Sydney Bushwalker, and in the Club Map Collection.
  
-=====Social Past.=====+---- 
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 +===== Social Past. =====
  
 During January Keith Renwick and Bill Gillam gave illustrated talks on America and Mt. Isa respectively - both were informative and entertaining and drew capacity audiences. During January Keith Renwick and Bill Gillam gave illustrated talks on America and Mt. Isa respectively - both were informative and entertaining and drew capacity audiences.
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 He dealt with birds of the Sandstones, Shales, Scrubs, Lakes and Seashores. The slides were excellent and opened a new field of nature observation to many of the audience. Mr. Waterhouse also spoke briefly on the technique of photographing birds and showed slides of the gear used. He dealt with birds of the Sandstones, Shales, Scrubs, Lakes and Seashores. The slides were excellent and opened a new field of nature observation to many of the audience. Mr. Waterhouse also spoke briefly on the technique of photographing birds and showed slides of the gear used.
  
-=====Around ​the Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains=====+---- 
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 +===== Around ​The Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains=====
  
 - Alan Round - Alan Round
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 The dense tree growth and six or more inches of leaf mould on the ground in the bottom of the gorge reminded Paul of New Guinea. It was a noisy place at night. Some animals, possibly wombats, made a lot of noise stamping through the undergrowth,​ night birds kept calling, while frogs and insects put in a chorus, but we all slept well. Earlier in the evening we had almost caught an eel in the creek, but the fishing line was too weak and the fisherman too excited, so it got away. Large red crayfish are very plentiful in this creek and a couple went into the billy can. The dense tree growth and six or more inches of leaf mould on the ground in the bottom of the gorge reminded Paul of New Guinea. It was a noisy place at night. Some animals, possibly wombats, made a lot of noise stamping through the undergrowth,​ night birds kept calling, while frogs and insects put in a chorus, but we all slept well. Earlier in the evening we had almost caught an eel in the creek, but the fishing line was too weak and the fisherman too excited, so it got away. Large red crayfish are very plentiful in this creek and a couple went into the billy can.
  
-On Sunday we travelled up Yarramun Creek about two miles. After making a right angle bend the gorge gradually narrows down to a chasm about fifteen feet wide and one hundred feet deep, along which we mostly had to swim in the icy water for about half an hour. At a point where a small side creek came in from the right, we took the opportunity to thaw out and climb out of the gorge to the top of the main ridge between Yarramun and Dumbano ​ Creeks. We then travelled west giving us a course made up of plenty of easy rock scrambling to reach the saddles in the ridge then generally over or round a large, rocky outcrop in the middle of the saddle before ascending the other side of the saddle. Most alteration in levels in terrain here are marked by some rock faces or rock outcrops like huge warts all over the country, with Boronia and a type of ti-tree with a flower as big as a halfpenny growing around the base of rocky outcrops and ledges. A white Boronia was spotted in one place along here.+On Sunday we travelled up Yarramun Creek about two miles. After making a right angle bend the gorge gradually narrows down to a chasm about fifteen feet wide and one hundred feet deep, along which we mostly had to swim in the icy water for about half an hour. At a point where a small side creek came in from the right, we took the opportunity to thaw out and climb out of the gorge to the top of the main ridge between Yarramun and Dumbano Creeks. We then travelled west giving us a course made up of plenty of easy rock scrambling to reach the saddles in the ridge then generally over or round a large, rocky outcrop in the middle of the saddle before ascending the other side of the saddle. Most alteration in levels in terrain here are marked by some rock faces or rock outcrops like huge warts all over the country, with Boronia and a type of ti-tree with a flower as big as a halfpenny growing around the base of rocky outcrops and ledges. A white Boronia was spotted in one place along here.
  
 One member of the party suddenly remembered there was a packet of salted peanuts he had forgotten to remove from the outside pocket of his pack before swimming up the creek and was discarding the unstuck cellophane packet on a rock when the other three members of the party soon taught him by example that they were possibly all the better for being well soaked when eaten on a dry ridge, as the sun, which had been hidden most of the weekend, began to shine quite strongly and the wind was warm from the West. One member of the party suddenly remembered there was a packet of salted peanuts he had forgotten to remove from the outside pocket of his pack before swimming up the creek and was discarding the unstuck cellophane packet on a rock when the other three members of the party soon taught him by example that they were possibly all the better for being well soaked when eaten on a dry ridge, as the sun, which had been hidden most of the weekend, began to shine quite strongly and the wind was warm from the West.
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 Walkers could make some new and interesting trips in this area. Walkers could make some new and interesting trips in this area.
  
-=====The Kowmung ​commandos.=====+---- 
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 +===== The Kowmung ​Commandos. =====
  
 - "​Sybarite"​. - "​Sybarite"​.
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 Note, too, that it's music is never more enchanting than when accompanied by the roar of Kowmung Cascades. Note, too, that it's music is never more enchanting than when accompanied by the roar of Kowmung Cascades.
  
-=====Day Walks.=====+---- 
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 +===== Day Walks. =====
  
 - David Ingram. - David Ingram.
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 See also the same compiler'​s '​Gangerang Map' and the 'Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map'. See also the same compiler'​s '​Gangerang Map' and the 'Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map'.
  
-=====Plateau Plodding.=====+---- 
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 +===== Plateau Plodding. =====
  
 - Frank Mort. - Frank Mort.
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 Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort. Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort.
  
-=====The Car Trial.=====+---- 
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 +===== The Car Trial. =====
  
 - David Ingram. - David Ingram.
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 In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p.m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area which is not generally as well known as it should be. In fact, several competitors were keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this nature. However, Jim and I both feel that, even though we had a lot of fun organising the trial, the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the number of members'​ cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car owners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful. In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p.m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area which is not generally as well known as it should be. In fact, several competitors were keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this nature. However, Jim and I both feel that, even though we had a lot of fun organising the trial, the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the number of members'​ cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car owners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful.
  
-====The ​winners:-====+---- 
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 +=== The Winners:- ===
  
 |Bob Binks' Party|92 Points| |Bob Binks' Party|92 Points|
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 |Reg Meakins'​ Party|90 Points| |Reg Meakins'​ Party|90 Points|
  
-=====Paddy Made.=====+---- 
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 +=== Paddy Made. ===
  
 Put your best foot forward and step down to Paddy'​s for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you. Put your best foot forward and step down to Paddy'​s for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you.
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 Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 201 Castlereagh St, Sydney, BM2685 Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 201 Castlereagh St, Sydney, BM2685
  
-=====National Parks Association Outings.=====+---- 
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 +===== National Parks Association Outings. =====
  
 __Quarterly General Meeting__: __Monday, March 13th, at 7.30 p.m.__ Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break. __Quarterly General Meeting__: __Monday, March 13th, at 7.30 p.m.__ Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break.
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 __May 6-7th Bungonia__. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "​Bungonia,​ 11 miles" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water. __May 6-7th Bungonia__. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "​Bungonia,​ 11 miles" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water.
  
-=====Watch Out For The Indians.=====+---- 
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 +===== Watch Out For The Indians. =====
  
 - Keith Renwick. - Keith Renwick.
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 Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visit, typical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in Reno a commodity which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first! Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visit, typical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in Reno a commodity which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first!
  
-=====Are You Walking?​=====+---- 
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 +===== Are You Walking? =====
  
 - Eric Adcock. - Eric Adcock.
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 It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and ... It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and ...
  
-=====Walking Guide.=====+===== Walking Guide. =====
  
 (See also Day Walks...) (See also Day Walks...)
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-=====A Troppo Bush Walker.=====+===== A Troppo Bush Walker. =====
  
 - R.C. - R.C.
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 __Don'​t forget the Federation Reunion__. March 18th-19th. (See Notice Board for details.) __Don'​t forget the Federation Reunion__. March 18th-19th. (See Notice Board for details.)
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