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-THE wpm BUS:​HEUER. +====== ​The Sydney ​Bushwalker======
-A monthly bulletin of matter of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, +
-The N.S.,v. Nurses'​ Asssociation Rooms, "​Northcote Buildint",​ +
-Reiby Place, ​Sydney. ​Box No. 4476 G  P 0  , Sydney. +
-'Phone J414.62. +
-327 MARCH 1962 Price 1/-.+
  
-EditorDon Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. ​N33514 ​Business ManagerBrian Harvey_ +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. 
-ReproductionDenise Hull - Bales & Subs.Eileen Taylor Typed by Jean Harvey + 
-CONI'​ENTS. +=== 327. March 1962. Price 1/-. === 
-Page + 
-Reveille" - 41.E. Housman 1 +|**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. ​WJ3514| 
-SocialNotes 2 +|**Business Manager**|Brian Harvey| 
-At Our February ​Me'​6ting - Llex-Colley 3 +|**Reproduction**|Denise Hull
-Annual Swimming Carnival 1962 4 +|**Sales ​& Subs.**|Eileen Taylor
-Re-Union 1962 5 +|**Typed by**|Jean Harvey
-Search & Rescue - 2,.ppeal - Arnold Fleischmann 5 + 
-Taro ts +===== Contents ===== 
-Who'd Be a Walker?+ 
-Part One - Scrambling ​far a Train Jim Brown 7 +| | |Page| 
-Hatsvell'​s"​Taxi & Tourist SerTice (Advertisement) 9 +|Reveille|A.E. Housman1| 
-How Good Are They? (Paddy'​s ,​.dvertisement) +|Social Notes| | 2| 
-Day Walks 12 +|At Our February ​Meeting|Alex ​Colley3| 
-Letters to the Editor 13 +|Annual Swimming Carnival 1962| | 4| 
-Leeches Are Creatures with No AttractiVe ​Features +|Re-Union 1962| | 5| 
-DonMatthews 16 +|Search & Rescue - An Appeal|Arnold Fleischmann5| 
-Notes on the Barren Grounds Area 18 +|Taro's Quiz| | 7| 
-REVEILLE. +|Who'd Be a Walker? Part One - Scrambling ​for a Train|Jim Brown7| 
-Viak-e: the silver dusk returning Up the beach of darkness ​'brims' +|Day Walks| |12| 
-And the ship'of surreise bu rning Strands upon the eastern rims. +|Letters to the Editor| |13| 
-Wake': the vaulted ​show shatters, Trampled to the floor it spatined+|Leeches Are Creatures with No Attractive ​Features|Don Matthews|16| 
-And the-tent of night it tatters Straws the siv-pavilioned land. +|Notes on the Barren Grounds Area| |18
-2. + 
-Up, lad, up, ttis late for lying: +===== Advertisements ===== 
-Hear the drums ofmo_rning Dlay; Hark, the empty highways crying + 
-"'​.1lho '​11 ​beyond the hills away? +| |Page| 
-Towns and countriee ​woo together,  +|Hatswell'​s Taxi & Tourist Service| 9| 
-Foi-"​elands ​beacon, belfries ​ball; Never lad that trod on ldather+|How Good Are They? (Paddy'​s Advertisement)|11| 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Reveille. ===== 
 + 
 +Wake: the silver dusk returning\\ 
 +Up the beach of darkness brims\\ 
 +And the ship of sunrise burning\\ 
 +Strands upon the eastern rims. 
 + 
 +Wake: the vaulted ​shadow ​shatters,\\ 
 +Trampled to the floor it spanned,\\ 
 +And the tent of night it tatters\\ 
 +Straws the sky-pavilioned land. 
 + 
 +Up, lad, up, '​tis ​late for lying:\\ 
 +Hear the drums of m_rning play;\\ 
 +Hark, the empty highways crying\\ 
 +"Who'll beyond the hills away?
 + 
 +Towns and countries ​woo together,\\ 
 +Forelands ​beacon, belfries ​call;\\ 
 +Never lad that trod on leather\\
 Lived to feast his heart with all. Lived to feast his heart with all.
-Up, lad: thews that lie and climber + 
-Sunlit pallets never thrivel- +Up, lad: thews that lie and cumber\\ 
-MorriS ​abed and daylight slumber+Sunlit pallets never thrive;\\ 
 +Morns abed and daylight slumber\\
 Were not meant for man alive. Were not meant for man alive.
-Clay lies still, but blood'​s a rover; + 
-Breath'​s a ware that will not keep. Up, lad: when the journey'​s over+Clay lies still, but blood'​s a rover;\\ 
 +Breath'​s a ware that will not keep.\\ 
 +Up, lad: when the journey'​s over\\
 There'​ll be time enough to sleep. There'​ll be time enough to sleep.
-- A E. HOUSILIN+ 
-This is the spirit for the start of another Club year! A good deal of effort is needed ​Eo keep a Walld ng Club flourishing ​ in these days of easy  comfort. The more you put into the Club the more enjoyment you'll get out of it. With the Annual General Meeting coming up, there'​s plenty of scope.  +- A E. Housman. 
-SOCIAL NOTES+ 
-On February 21st Mr. -Fred Hersey, a Field Officer of the Fauna Proteotion ​Panel, spoke On the work of the Department and the -way in which Bushwalkers could help-to Dr esex-v-G-our bushlands and Fauna. He also showed Walt Disney'​s film "​Nature'​s Half Acrit u, +---- 
-On February ​28'​bh ​Putt was to ha Ve talked on-the recent NZAC exploration in West New Guinea:Colth's talk was deferred-and Laurie Raynor, who would not be available later in the -year, gave an illustrated talk on his tecent ​attempt on laWilhelMina ​in West Licm Guirxza. This was a fascinating journey with photography to match, clearly ​shOwiiq ​the appra;​ach ​to the Mountain passes, and with informed comments on the gPologY f the area and on the native population. + 
-COMING.  +This is the spirit for the start of another Club year! A good deal of effort is needed ​to keep a Walking ​Club flourishing in these days of easy comfort. The more you put into the Club the more enjoyment you'll get out of it. With the Annual General Meeting coming up, there'​s plenty of scope.  
-March 21st Ninian Melville (c ML) waJ.talk n 3afety ​in the Bush. March 28th - Shell film "Back of Beyond"​. + 
-CONGR.ATULATIONS ​to Gisela Kozlowskiand Arnold ​Fleiwinatmmrrried ​on March 5th. +---- 
-AT OUR FEBRUARY MEETING.+ 
 +===== Social Notes===== 
 + 
 +On February 21st Mr. Fred Hersey, a Field Officer of the Fauna Protection ​Panel, spoke on the work of the Department and the way in which Bushwalkers could help to preserve ​our bushlands and Fauna. He also showed Walt Disney'​s film "​Nature'​s Half Acre"​. 
 + 
 +On February ​28th Putt was to have talked on the recent NZAC exploration in West New Guinea. ​Colin's talk was deferred and Laurie Raynor, who would not be available later in the year, gave an illustrated talk on his recent ​attempt on MtWilhelmina ​in West New Guinea. This was a fascinating journey with photography to match, clearly ​showing ​the approach ​to the Mountain passes, and with informed comments on the geology of the area and on the native population. 
 + 
 +__Coming__. 
 + 
 +March 21st Ninian Melville (C.M.W) will talk on Safety ​in the Bush. 
 + 
 +March 28th - Shell film "Back of Beyond"​. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Congratulations ​to Gisela Kozlowski and Arnold ​Fleischmannmarried ​on March 5th. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== At Our February Meeting===== 
 - Alex Colley. - Alex Colley.
 +
 The Meeting commenced with a welcome to two new members, Harvey Tafe and Kelvin Park. The Meeting commenced with a welcome to two new members, Harvey Tafe and Kelvin Park.
- Reporting upon-the purchase of a duplicator, a tater arising from the + 
-previous meeting, Brian Harvey told us that duplicator prices had practically +Reporting upon the purchase of a duplicator, a matter ​arising from the previous meeting, Brian Harvey told us that duplicator prices had practically doubled since we purchased the last one, ten years ago. The modern, ​improved, version of our present machine now cost £170 as against ​£92 in 1950. With trade in and discount it would cost £140. Smaller machines were cheaper, but might not stand the wear they would be given. Meanwhile our present duplicator had been repaired and was again serviceable. 
-doubled since we purchased the last one, ten years ago. The modern, ​improve, version of our present machine now cost Z170 as against ​E92 in 1950. With trade in and discount it would cost E140. Smaller machines were cheaper ,-but might not + 
-and the wear they would be given. Meanwhile our present duplicator had been repaired and was again serviceable. +In correspondence ​was a letter from the Bathurst Committee organising ​a re-enactment ​of Evans' crossing of the Blue MountainsThe impression seems to have gained ​ground ​that S.B.Wmembers are keen explorers when the path to be found is a bitumen road. The letter was referred to Federation and to that well known explorer Kevin Ardill, whose historic ​1955(?) crossing of the mountains may have inspired the request. (Incidentally,​ should anyone think of going, Kevin reported that the crossing was a great social success - the party was entertained lavishly and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.) 
- ​In ​dorrespondence ​was a letter from the Bathurst Committee organising ​A reenactment ​of Evan' crossing of-the-Blue Mountains,- The impression seems to have gained ​gradtd ​that S.B.V.. memberS ar-e" ​keen explorers when the path to be found is a bitumen road. The letter was referred to FeWration 5..nd to that well known explo-rer Keviti ​Ardill, whose historid ​1955(?) crossing of the mountains may hj icie inspired the request. (Incidentally,​ should anyone think of going,-Kevin reported that the crossing was a great social success - the party was entertained lavishly and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.) + 
-A copy was received of the annual walks -'programme of the Melbourne ​Woten'​s ​-walking ​Club. The Sbcretary comffiented ​favourably on the capacity of the -women +A copy was received of the annual walks programme of the Melbourne ​Women'​s ​Walking ​Club. The Secretary commented ​favourably on the capacity of the women walkers to make their minds up to a year in advance. One weekend was devoted to a joint walk with the Men's Club. This prompted Frank Ashdown to remark that "every dog has his day". 
-walkers to make their minds up to ayear in advahce. One weekend was devoted to-a + 
-joint walk with the Men's Club. This prompted Frank Ashdown to remark that "every dog has his day"​. +In his walks report Wilf Hilder ​reported that 18 members and several visitors had attended his gold prospecting trip to Sofala. No gold waS discovered. (Perhaps the time to find it was 1862.) Bill Rowland'​s trip to the Woronora River attracted 7 members and 4 prospectives and the swimming was good. In his trip to the Upper Kowmung Wilf had found the River to be again about 3 feet in flood. Frank Leyden'​s long weekend ​walk to Yeola had been attended by members, 5 prospectives and one member's daughter. No less than 27 had gone to Burning Palms with Jack Gentle ​during the same weekend. Wilf concluded by telling us that the road to Barallier was closed and the road to Medlow Gap impassable. He advised walkers not to try following the marked Boyd Range track at night. 
-In his walks iieportialf Hildei4 ​reported that 18 members and several visitors had attended his gold prospecting trip to Sofala. No gold waS discovered. (Perhaps the time" ​to find it was 1862.) Bill Rowland'​s trip to the Woronora River attracted 7 members and 4 prospectives and the swimming was good. In his trip t6 the Upper Kowmung Wilf had found the River to be again about 3 feet in flood. Frank Leyden'​s long -Weekend ​walk to Yeola had been attended by members, 5 prospectives and one + 
-mebber's daughter. No less than 27 had gone to Burning Palms with Jack Gelitle - during:the same weekend. ​Wilf-concluded by telling us that the road to Bai4aliier wAs closed and the road to Medlow Gap impassable. He advised walkers not to try following the marked Boyd Range track at night. +The meeting then debated the subject of equipment for lending. Frank Ashdown said that the demand was small, as indicated by the fact that only a few shillings a month were collected for hireNevertheless some continued to want club equipment even after being admitted to membership. It was pointed out that equipment was available ​from Paddy Pallin ​who would post it out if requested. It was decided that no more rucksacks or groundsheets would be purchased until those now available needed replacing. 
-The meeting then debated the subject of equipment for lending. Frank Ashdown said that the demand was small, as indicated by the fact that only a few shillings a month were collected for hire,' ​Nevertheless some continued to want club equipment even after-being admitted to membership. It was pointed out that equipment was available ​froth-Paddy Pallin ​wh6 would post it out if equested. It was + 
-decided that no more rucksacks or groundsheets would be purchased until those now available needed replacing. +After the election of Jack Gentle, Denise Hull, Wilf Hilder and Bill Rodgers as room stewards the meeting drew to a close. 
--After theelection of Jack Gentle, Denise Hull, Wilf Hilder and Bill Rodgers as room stewards the meeting drew to a close. + 
-ANNUAL SWIIELNG CAR.VIVAL ​1962. +---- 
-About 45 metbers, their friends and/or children attended the Carnival held at Lake Eckersley on the weekeild ​of 10-1Ith February, in excellent weather. The + 
-races were well contested and results were as follows:-  +===== Annual Swimming Carnival ​1962. ===== 
-OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. ​ Ladies. + 
- Men  +About 45 members, their friends and/or children attended the Carnival held at Lake Eckersley on the weekend ​of 10-11th February, in excellent weather. The races were well contested and results were as follows:- 
- 1. Bill Rodgers ​1. Nan Bourke + 
- 2. Eric Ldcock 2. Jean Wilson +=== Open Championship=== 
- 3. Keith Renwick 3. Phyllis Radcliffe + 
-BELii,​STSTROKE  +__Men__. 
- 1. Eric Adcodk ​1. Jean Vvilson + 
- 2. Paddy:Bourke ​2Nati-B-611r ke +  - Bill Rodgers 
- 3. RcvCraggs 3. Margaret ​',​Tilson +  - Eric Adcock 
-LONG PLUNGE  +  - Keith Renwick 
- 1Mal Rodgers ​1. Nan Bourke + 
- 2. Eric Adcock ​2. Jean Wilson +__Ladies__. 
- 3. Bob Godfrey ​3. Phyllis Radcliffe + 
-MANDELBERG CUP. +  - Nan Bourke 
-1. Bill Rowlands & Eileen Taylor +  ​- ​Jean Wilson 
-21 Eric Adcbck ​& Lola Wedlock +  ​- ​Phyllis Radcliffe 
-3. Bob Godfrey ​84 Phyllis Radcliffe + 
-IENLEZ MEMORIAL CUP. +=== Breastroke=== 
-1. Eric Adcock & Nanette ​Botirke ​(Tie) 2, Bill Rodgers&​ Jean Wilson (Tie). + 
-The Carnival Organiser ​ha S issUed ​yarning ​to the very sucbessful ma54ried ​ladies to watch out for fir6work8 ​from an-up-and coming ​yodnOter ​next-year!! We -won'​t ​inenbion ​the names of those -illustrious members who drove their CARS to about 200 yards from the swimming hole!! +__Men__. 
-DON'T lISS THESE+ 
-MARCH 23-247-25 Upper Colo River: Day 'walks from Base Camp. 16 Miles - Private ​Ti4ansiDort-:​ - +  - Eric Adcodk 
-'Leader: ​Stug rt Brookes JW4343. Spectacular River Gorge scenery. +  ​- ​Paddy Bourke 
-MARCH 30-31- ​APRIL 1 +  - Roy Craggs 
-Megalong Creek - Cox'​s ​RIver GElong*Creek. + 
-15 Miles TEST WALK-Private Transport. +__Ladies__. 
-Leader:LyndseyGray. 523-3975. +  
-Leaping cascades on-lower Megalong Creek.- pleasant ​walk:​Lit ​along Cox's, pink granite pools and waterfalls in Ga long Creek. +  ​Jean Wilson 
-5- +  ​Nan Bourke 
-A_PRIL ​6-7-+  - Margaret ​Wilson 
-Car to-1.-anangra ​- Davies Canyon - Nero Buttress - Esgate'​s RouteKanangra. + 
-26 Miles Rough. ​Private ​Tra6sport: +=== Long Plunge=== 
-Leader f Geof Wagg54-8281. + 
-Rugged. Davies Canyon is ote-of-the most spectacular series of fails in the Mountains. Steep climb out. +__Men__. 
-Venue: Alternate Site: Train Electric: +  
-Transport Officer: +  - Will Rodgers 
-RE-UNION 1962. +  ​- ​Eric Adcock 
-Woods Cteek+  ​- ​Bob Godfrey 
-(1) Euroka, (2) -Burning Palms. 12.58 p m. ex Nol^th ​Sydney. + 
-1.9 p m. ex Central arriving Richmond 2.44 p m. +__Ladies__. 
-Note: Change at Bla,cktomn+ 
-Edna Stretton - LJ9586 +  - Nan Bourke 
-Those travelling +  - Jean Wilson 
-so that cars can meet trainLast year wlienmalkers ​intending to come by train from Richmond ​to camp site empty. +  - Phyllis Radcliffe 
-by train MUST contact transport officer considerable inconvenience me:s baus-6d ​found other transport and cars returned + 
-Entertainment and Competitions:​ Camp fire on Saturday night commencing 7.30 p m. On Sunday: Damper Competition (Flour, Salt and -water only) +=== Mandelberg Cup=== 
-Boil the Billy.+ 
 +  - Bill Rowlands & Eileen Taylor 
 +  ​- ​Eric Adcock ​& Lola Wedlock 
 +  ​- ​Bob Godfrey ​Phyllis Radcliffe 
 + 
 +=== Henley Memorial Cup=== 
 + 
 +  - Eric Adcock & Nanette ​Bourke ​(Tie) 
 +  - Bill Rodgers & Jean Wilson (Tie). 
 + 
 +The Carnival Organiser ​has issued ​warning ​to the very successful married ​ladies to watch out for fireworks ​from an up-and-coming ​youngster ​next year!! We won'​t ​mention ​the names of those illustrious members who drove their CARS to about 200 yards from the swimming hole!! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Don't Miss These=== 
 + 
 +__March ​23-24-25__. Upper Colo River: Day walks from Base Camp. 16 Miles - Private ​Transport. ​Leader: ​Stuart ​Brookes JW4343. Spectacular River Gorge scenery. 
 + 
 +__March ​30-31 - April 1__. Megalong Creek - Cox'​s ​River Galong ​Creek. 15 Miles Test Walk. Private Transport. Leader: Lyndsey Gray. 523-3975. Leaping cascades on lower Megalong Creek - pleasant ​walking ​along Cox's, pink granite pools and waterfalls in Galong ​Creek. 
 + 
 +__April ​6-7-8__. Car to Kanangra ​- Davies Canyon - Meroo Buttress - Esgate'​s Route Kanangra. 26 Miles Rough. Private ​Transport. Leader: Geof Wagg 54-8281. Rugged. Davies Canyon is one of the most spectacular series of falls in the Mountains. Steep climb out. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Re-Union 1962. ===== 
 + 
 +Venue: ​Woods Creek
 + 
 +Alternate Site: (1) Euroka, (2) Burning Palms. 
 + 
 +Train Electric: ​12.58 p.m. ex North Sydney. 1.9 p.m. ex Central arriving Richmond 2.44 p.m. Note: Change at Blacktown
 + 
 +Transport Officer: ​Edna Stretton - LJ9586
 + 
 +Those travelling ​by train MUST contact transport officer ​so that cars can meet trainLast year considerable inconvenience was caused when walkers ​intending to come by train from Richmond found other transport and cars returned ​to camp site empty. 
 + 
 +Entertainment and Competitions:​ Camp fire on Saturday night commencing 7.30 p.m. 
 + 
 +On Sunday: Damper Competition (Flour, Salt and water only)Boil the Billy. 
 For the Children: Sand Modelling. Hole Digging. For the Children: Sand Modelling. Hole Digging.
-SEARCH ​RESCUE ​AN A_PPEAL+ 
-- Arnold Fleischmann, +---- 
-A number of calls on the serVices of the 'Seardh ​and Rescue' ​organisati6n ​within our Club over the last year has made it clear that the time is due for a new list of available '​searchers'​ to be drawn up. + 
-The list at present ​inexistence ​is very old and contains a mere two dozen names. Of these some are no longer available, ​'and only six people could be contacted during the day. Quite a large number of names gave no 'phone numbers at all. +===== Search ​Rescue ​An Appeal===== 
-It should be stressed, ​hoWaver, that the aim i8 NOT to prepare another Club 7teMbership-list. We are aft8, a list of people ​mho are prepared and able to go out at short notice to look for overdue walkers. + 
-Those people who wish to have their names placed on the list Should ​furnish +- Arnold Fleischmann
-6. + 
-either myself or Elsie Bruggy ​with the' ​following details (preferably in writing on a piece of paper equal to or larger than a bus ticket) :- +A number of calls on the serVices of the 'Search ​and Rescue' ​organisation ​within our Club over the last year has made it clear that the time is due for a new list of available '​searchers'​ to be drawn up. 
-1. Name + 
-2. Address: Home, and at work. +The list at present ​in existence ​is very old and contains a mere two dozen names. Of these some are no longer available, and only six people could be contacted during the day. Quite a large number of names gave no 'phone numbers at all. 
-3. 'Phone numbers: Home and "at work, plus any details such as extension numbers, ​depai;​tment ​names etc. + 
-4- Have you a car and is it available to carry people to-search sites?  +It should be stressed, ​however, that the aim is __not__ ​to prepare another Club membership ​list. We are after a list of people ​who are prepared and able to go out at short notice to look for overdue walkers. 
-5. Ca h you get away a'​t ​a moment'​s notice or do you prefer to leave after work or some other time? + 
-6. The name-of any area that may be specially familiar to you. +Those people who wish to have their names placed on the list should ​furnish either myself or Elsie Bruggy with the following details (preferably in writing on a piece of paper equal to or larger than a bus ticket):- 
-7. Any other information that you may consider relevant. + 
-Before giving us your name pleaseconsider the above points. ​Rich valuable ​tithe is Iost by trying to Contact People -leo turn out to T5e-not -.available and who rarely are available due to pressure of work or some other reason.+  - Name 
 +  ​- ​Address: Home, and at work. 
 +  ​- ​'Phone numbers: Home and at work, plus any details such as extension numbers, ​department ​namesetc. 
 +  - Have you a car and is it available to carry people to search sites? 
 +  - Can you get away at a moment'​s notice or do you prefer to leave after work or some other time? 
 +  ​- ​The name of any area that may be specially familiar to you. 
 +  ​- ​Any other information that you may consider relevant. 
 + 
 +Before giving us your name please consider the above points. ​Much valuable ​time is lost by trying to contact people who turn out to be not available and who rarely are available due to pressure of work or some other reason. 
 Those interested (ladies welcome too) should contact either Elsie or myself at the Club or send details to : Those interested (ladies welcome too) should contact either Elsie or myself at the Club or send details to :
-A. W. FLEISCHMANN,​ E. BRUGGY+ 
-142 Coogee Bay Road, 103 Ludgate Street, +A. W. Fleischmann,\\ 
-Coogee (BU4386) ​Lekomba (UL4914) +142 Coogee Bay Road,\\ 
-Robert H.-Jones (better known-to us as "​Strawberry"​) ​pdssed ​through Sydney on-Thursday ​Marna 1st on his way to climb Balls Pyramid near Lord Howe Island. ​Stravb ​and other members-of A3PRO'(Au-Stralian ​South Pacific ​Rock-climbing'​ - Organisation?​) who as far as we know are LIJWC 'sand IrRC's;--iirere-met by-a party of S.B.W'​s. John Logan and Alex Theakston ​firovided ​transport for the great load of equipment, including large amounts of radio gear. +Coogee(BU4386) 
-This'reminds us that modern means of cohmunication ​have caused trouble to adtenturers ​in recent months, e g. the Harrer, Temple, Kippax expedition was wrongly reported missing: + 
-set out 21 days ago to climb the 16503 ft. Carstenz pyramid, and have not been heard of since"​. +E. Bruggy,\\ 
- Eric Shipton and three ehilean ​mountaineers are 'missing' ​in the Ande-S. +103 Ludgate Street,\\ 
-11.....vas to have kept radio contact..but nothing has been heard for several days"​. +Lekemba. (UL4914) 
--- If you vent to "know how useful Expedition radios are after they'​ve been dropped a few times, ask Colin Putt. + 
-Newspaper reports tell of a proposed new road to "​connect ​Negalong ​Valley' ​with Lotther ​and the Great 4estern ​Highway ​"​It ​Blackheath 14 miles of nail road +---- 
-and four new bridges ​ would allow 50,000 head of stockto be raised on rich granite soil and river flPts". + 
-Thfg ddetn'​t ​soand- ​like the Megalong we know, but someone had better tell the Water Board, quickly! +Robert H. Jones (better known to us as "​Strawberry"​) ​passed ​through Sydney on Thursday ​March 1st on his way to climb Balls Pyramid near Lord Howe Island. ​Strawb ​and other members of ASPRO, (Australian ​South Pacific ​Rockclimbing ​Organisation?​) who as far as we know are MUWC's and VRC's, were met by a party of S.B.W'​s. John Logan and Alex Theakston ​provided ​transport for the great load of equipment, including large amounts of radio gear. 
-7 + 
-TARO'S QUIZ+---- 
-M4be the Busbies ​know-all about the Bush, but of our beautiful Harbour, what do they know? So here is a Quiz - + 
- 1. ghat spot is most perfmeous+This reminds us that modern means of communication ​have caused trouble to adventurers ​in recent months, e.g. the Harrer, Temple, Kippax expedition was wrongly reported missing: 
- 2. ti !I it " ​foul? + 
- 3. 11 II Ti " ​-feminine?​ +"​.... ​set out 21 days ago to climb the 16503 ft. Carstenz pyramid, and have not been heard of since"​. 
-14- It If " lea-St " ​+ 
- 5. il II " ​most cautious? +Eric Shipton and three Chilean ​mountaineers are "missing" ​in the Andes".... was to have kept radio contact..but nothing has been heard for several days"​. 
- 6. 11 11 " " ezpectingish2 + 
- 7. II II1 IT II Twinsome? +If you vent to know how useful Expedition radios are after they'​ve been dropped a few times, ask Colin Putt. 
- 8. II 41  11 + 
-   " ​Lullabyish?​ +---- 
-9, II II II II Queenly? -- + 
- 10. It 11 IT " Scottieh ​reminiscent?​ +Newspaper reports tell of a proposed new road to "​connect ​Megalong ​Valley with Lowther ​and the Great Western ​Highway ​at Blackheath.... 14 miles of new road and four new bridges.... would allow 50,000 head of stock to be raised on rich granite soil and river flats". 
-11 II II II " Tali consuming?​ + 
- 12. II IT TI " ​ease for the legs? +That doesn'​t ​sound like the Megalong we know, but someone had better tell the Water Board, quickly! 
- 13. 11 II it n Rural? + 
- 14. II II TI " ​Roundly squared? +---- 
- 15. t1 II IT " ​Poverty suggestible?​ + 
- 16. ii St 11 " ​Kitchen ​utensit'​Sr+===== Taro's Quiz===== 
- 17. II II If II best twilight for Peter'​s Pets? + 
- 18. Ti II II " ​most aptly named - grimly prophetic - popopopopop ..?+Maybe the Bushies ​know all about the Bush, but of our beautiful Harbour, what do they know? So here is a Quiz - 
 + 
 +  - What spot is most perfumeous
 +  - What spot is most foul? 
 +  What spot is most feminine? 
 +  What spot is least feminine
 +  - What spot is most cautious? 
 +  - What spot is most expectingish?​ 
 +  - What spot is most Twinsome? 
 +  ​- What spot is most Lullabyish?​ 
 +  - What spot is most Queenly? -- 
 +  - What spot is most Scottish ​reminiscent?​ 
 +  - What spot is most Taxi consuming?​ 
 +  - What spot is most ease for the legs? 
 +  - What spot is most Rural? 
 +  - What spot is most Roundly squared? 
 +  - What spot is most Poverty suggestible?​ 
 +  - What spot is most Kitchen ​utensity
 +  - What spot is most best twilight for Peter'​s Pets? 
 +  - What spot is most most aptly named - grimly prophetic - popopopopop...? 
 Answers given on Page 16. Answers given on Page 16.
-WHO 'D BE WALKER + 
-PART ONE SCRAMBLING FOR TRia-N.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Who'd Be WalkerPart One Scrambling For Train===== 
 - Jim Brown. - Jim Brown.
-There is some verse which earns a measure of immortality-because it is sheer nonsense. I mean stuff like - + 
-"​Little Willie in the best of sashes +There is some verse which earns a measure of immortality because it is sheer nonsense. I mean stuff like - 
-Fell in the fi-re-and was burn61 ​to ashes. Presently the roombegah ​to grow chilly But nobody cared to stir up + 
-Othei; poemS compel attention by their veracity - the self identification motif - or the recognition of others - as in +"​Little Willie in the best of sashes\\ 
-"He was in logic a great critic +Fell in the fire and was burned ​to ashes.\\ 
-Profoundly skilled in analytic: +Presently the room began to grow chilly\\ 
-He cdUld distinguishand divide +But nobody cared to stir up Willie."​ 
-hr457. Ttwixt ​south and south-west side"​. + 
-Pondering this recently I realised that the song -which has become almost a Club anthem ​ovei4 the past 8 years or so liialifies ​on the second count. It speaks of things that every red-blooded ​youngwalker ​(and most older ones) must have experienced. ​_Take that first couplet,+Other poems compel attention by their veracity - the self identification motif - or the recognition of others - as in 
-8. + 
-"​Who'​d-be a walker, scrambling-for a train,+"He was in logic a great critic\\ 
 +Profoundly skilled in analytic:\\ 
 +He cdUld distinguishand divide\\ 
 +hair '​twixt ​south and south-west side". 
 + 
 +Pondering this recently I realised that the song which has become almost a Club anthem ​over the past 8 years or so qualifies ​on the second count. It speaks of things that every red-blooded ​young walker ​(and most older ones) must have experienced. ​Take that first couplet - 
 + 
 +"​Who'​d be a walker, scrambling for a train,\\
 Wandering round in mist and fog and sleeping in the rain". Wandering round in mist and fog and sleeping in the rain".
-Of course it's true. Think of that time When . or the occasion that . + 
-not to Mention ​the incidehts ​out at.. and what so--and-so said just before.. +Of course it's true. Think of that time when... or the occasion that... not to mention ​the incidents ​out at... and what so-and-so said just before..In fact, seeing the Editor ​is complaining of a shortage of material, I may as well jot down some of my own recollections and maybe others will add to the symposium. First then, scrambling for a train. 
-In fact, seeing the TAitor ​is complaining of a shortage of material, I may as well jot dawn some of my own recollections and maybe others will add to the symposium. First then, scrambling for a train. + 
-- Naturall4k, When read in conjunction with a walking trip, one thinks of the +Naturally, When read in conjunction with a walking trip, one thinks of the scramble ​occurring at the end - a heart-palpitating sprint up the last hill - a grim slogging against the clock, but oddly enough the first scramble ​that comes to mind was right at the start of a walk:, many years back - sometime pre-war, in fact. 
-sdraMble ​occurring at the end -'a heart-palpitating sprint up the last hill - a grim slogging against the clock, but oddly enough the first '​Scramble ​that dames to mind was right at the start of a walk:, many :years back - sometime pre-war, in + 
-' ​fact. +Or winter, during ​annual ​holidays, I planned to walk from Picton into Burragorang Wiley via backroads. In those days I prided myself that I knew the timetable of every country passenger train operating within a radius of 100 miles of Sydney. With the confidence that some people swallow a well known variety of headache powder I joined a suburban train that would bring me to Central Station by 9.40 a.m., with 15 minutes to get the Goulburn ​train. 
-Or winter, during ​annUal ​holidays, I planned to walk from Pictoninto Burragorang Wiley via backroads. In nose days I prided myself that I knew the timetable of every country passenger train operating within a radius of 100 713  6'​s ​of Sydney. With the confidence that-some people swallow a well knowii ​variety of headache powder I joined a suburban train that mould bring me to Central Station by 9.40 a m., with 15 minutes to get the Gaalburn ​train. + 
-Samemhere ​near St. Peters I remembered this -wasn't Saturday: that the Goulburnrtrain ​left oydney ​at 9.40 on weekdays. +Somewhere ​near St. Peters I remembered this wasn't Saturday: that the Goulburn train left Sydney ​at 9.40 on weekdays. 
- ​Swiftly,​ as a gamble, I put Plan B into effect. I alighted at Redfern and flung up to the indicator boards to find there was a fast electric train calling at Burmood ​and Sti4athffeld ​due in one minute,at 9.41. Catching that was + 
-simple, but then came a nerve-wracking ten Minutes ​or so: mentally I drove the suburban train.- -Visually I watched the pailnllel ​main line and watched hopefully (but in '​Vain' ​for a twin red signal. We were still pulling ​oUt of Burmood When the +Swiftly, as a gamble, I put Plan B into effect. I alighted at Redfern and flung up to the indicator boards to find there was a fast electric train calling at Burwood ​and Strathfield ​due in one minute, at 9.41. Catching that was simple, but then came a nerve-wracking ten minutes ​or so: mentally I drove the suburban train. Visually I watched the parallel ​main line and watched hopefully (but in vain) for a twin red signal. We were still pulling ​out of Burwood when the steam train ranged up beside us and we ran side by side to Strathfield. 
-steam train ranged up beside us and we ran side by side to Strathfield. + 
-Oh, it was a frantic scuttle down into the-subway, along and up onto platform 3 as the station hand was wavitg ​his green-flag Peid-intoning ​'stand clear please!"​ I made it, yes, but it was far too fine for comfort. +Oh, it was a frantic scuttle down into the subway, along and up onto platform 3 as the station hand was waving ​his green flag and intoning ​"stand clear please!"​ I made it, yes, but it was far too fine for comfort. 
-Nach about-the same period I was caught fairly on two 6ccasions ​in the OtfordStanmeli ​Park" ​area at the -6nd of day walks. They TIPI"A nch rtr., used + 
-that word airrfol% +Much about the same period I was caught fairly on two occasions ​in the Otford - Stanwell ​Park area at the end of day walks. They were Saturday day hikes (I used that word almost ​in its worst connotation), planned ​to return on the 5.7 train from Otford (5.2 from Stanwell ​Park), with the next train some 3½ hours later. 
-in it womt'​cunnui-,​2+.10n), pm^exIod ​to return on '4.oe, Otford (5.2 from. aanwell ​Park), ​'with tho next train some 32 hours later. + 
-The first trip brought us down from the hills behind Coal Cliff and we wandered casually ​babk to atanwell a]f3rAG, -blao railway line. Now, between Coal-Cliff and Stanwell Park there are two short tunnels and betwen ​them a lofty brick:viaduct almost 200 feet high, spanning a creek. In the lazy yellow afternoon light the bridge ​waS most photogenic and one of my freelance walking (rather hiking) cronies couldn'​t resist a photograph. The gorge of Stanwell Creek is steep and-thicR4- ​grown and it took some time to get a good angle. (A murrain on photographers,​ I say.) +The first trip brought us down from the hills behind Coal Cliff and we wandered casually ​back to Stanwell along the railway line. Now, between Coal Cliff and Stanwell Park there are two short tunnels and between ​them a lofty brick viaduct almost 200 feet high, spanning a creek. In the lazy yellow afternoon light the bridge ​was most photogenic and one of my freelance walking (rather hiking) cronies couldn'​t resist a photograph. The gorge of Stanwell Creek is steep and thickly ​grown and it took some time to get a good angle. (A murrain on photographers,​ I say.) 
-As we left the bridge I thought I heard a faint whistle and by-the time i'​ve ​were through the second tunnel the 5.2 was chugging stolidly along the southern slopes + 
-+As we left the bridge I thought I heard a faint whistle and by the time we were through the second tunnel the 5.2 was chugging stolidly along the southern slopes of the bay. We ran in the gutters beside the line, not even looking up as the train passed ​in a leisurely but quite ruthless manner. We even reached the southern ramp of the platform ​when the engine ​exhaust announced its theme in slow tempo, and the brake van crawled ​away from us. 
-of the bay. We ran in the gutters beside the line, not even looking up as the train p-as-Sed ​in a leisurely but quite ruthless manner. We even reached the southern ramp of t1-platfOrm ​when the etigine ​exhaust announced its theme in slow tempo, and the brake van drawled ​awayfrom us. + 
-The other time was not a real scramble. We were caught thoroughly - were our watches haywire that day? During the late afte,​rnoon ​we came back from Staffvell ​Park:to Otford via the old abandoned railway tunnel under Bald Hill. It was about a-mile long and with a decent torch you could traverse it in 20-25 minute-6. Not now - it was blown up in 1942 as an anti-invasion precaution. +The other time was not a real scramble. We were caught thoroughly - were our watches haywire that day? During the late afternoon ​we came back from Stanwell ​Park to Otford via the old abandoned railway tunnel under Bald Hill. It was about a mile long and with a decent torch you could traverse it in 20-25 minutes. Not now - it was blown up in 1942 as an anti-invasion precaution. 
-We emerged (our time) at 4.45, and witY) 22 minutes to train tithe and only a quarter mile to go, perched in the sublight ​on a stack of old sleepers for a bite of chocolate and biscuit. At 4.57 I herd an unseheduled ​train coming up - but when it 'came under the overhead bridge I realised too late itwas the 5.7. We finished our Snack and decided to fill in the pleasant November evening by walking on along the railway. + 
-SoMdwhere ​between Lilyvale and Helensburgh we got so intrigded ​in Some newfangled track-lubricating devices we aImost ​did in the 8.30 p m. I've still a recollection of i4unning ​along the last cutting to Helensburgh,​ hotly pursued by the +We emerged (our time) at 4.45, and with 22 minutes to train time and only a quarter mile to go, perched in the sunlight ​on a stack of old sleepers for a bite of chocolate and biscuit. At 4.57 I heard an unscheduled ​train coming up - but when it came under the overhead bridge I realised too late it was the 5.7. We finished our snack and decided to fill in the pleasant November evening by walking on along the railway. 
-headlamp and churning exhaust of the late train. + 
-Onward to Easter 1947 mist and rain on the Gangerang ​-acamp on the Cox on Lax. Sunday night, leaving several miles of river and all Cedar Creek for the +Somewhere ​between Lilyvale and Helensburgh we got so intrigued ​in some new-fangled track lubricating devices we almost "did in" ​the 8.30 p.m. I've still a recollection of running ​along the last cutting to Helensburgh,​ hotly pursued by the headlamp and churning exhaust of the late train. 
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-CONTACT +Onward to Easter 1947 mist and rain on the Gangerang - a camp on the Cox on Easter ​Sunday night, leaving several miles of river and all Cedar Creek for the last day. Our timekeepers were out in their reckoning and it was full dark when we came to the foot of Katoomba'​s ​scenic railway. We poked at bell pushes ​for a few minutes but without much real hope of a trolley materialising,​ then took to the stairs. Oh, the torment of tired calves ​and thighs being pushed ​up those steps at night after a solid day in Cedar Creek. The top in an aura of sweat and floodlights about 7.30 and a quick visit to the Kiosk: one of the party knew someone at the Kiosk and they would be able to line up a taxi for us. Or would they? At 7.40, with 32 minutes to the last train, I couldn'​t stand the tension any longer and several of us lit out on foot. Reached the station in the Olympic record time of 21 minutes and actually joined the second last (8.2 p.m.) train. The other slobs got their taxi, spared their palsied limbs and just caught ​the 8.12. 
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-last day. Our timekeepers were out in thbir reckoning and it was full dark When we came to the foot of Klatoomba'​s ​scenie raiNay. We poked at bell pushes-far-a few minutes ​'but without much real hope of a trolley materialising,​ then took to the stairs. Oh, the torment of tired '​dalVes ​and thighs being puled up those steps at night after-a solid day in Cedar Creek:. The to in aft aura of sweat and floodlights about 7.30 and a quick visit to the Kiosk: one of the party knew +
-someone at the Kiosk and they would be-able to lire up a taxi for us. Or would they? At 7.40, with 32 minutes to the last train, I couldn'​t stand the tension any longer and several of us lit out on foot. Reached the station in the-Olympic record time of 21 minutes and actually joined the second last (8.2 p m.) train. The other slobs got their taxi, spared their palsied limbs and just gaught ​the 8.12.+
 Having resolved that I was both too old and too foxy to be caught in such ways again, it has happened twice in a couple of weeks. Having resolved that I was both too old and too foxy to be caught in such ways again, it has happened twice in a couple of weeks.
--- In January I was down Little River from Couridjah and found the 1Pmdscape, - more or less awash after the slimmer ​rains. Crossing streams was a long and t6dious ​affair of trial and withdrawal, so that at 3.40 p m. on Sunday I had just over 3' ​hours to make the only train back from Couridjah. Coming out the previous day that stage had taken exactly 3 hours - when I was about 25 miles fresher. + 
-It was a case for "​scientific ​ walking. I rcln down every little favourable grade - not many of them. If a rising grade was short I took it at the gallop': if it *as a-trudge I spared the tired legs and plodded-up it. In one place where' ​the whole track was a watOrcourse far a couple"​cf ​hundred yards I took to the scrub: it was Slower ​than wading, but I didn't have tostop and "​de-sand ​ my showes ​as I had going out. IL-#​ed ​onto Couridjah ​statirm"​nt- ​6.-50, with a b argin of 7 minutes. It's not enough for comfort when there'​s no alternative transport. +In January I was down Little River from Couridjah and found the landscape ​more or less awash after the summer ​rains. Crossing streams was a long and tedious ​affair of trial and withdrawal, so that at 3.40 p.m. on Sunday I had just over 3 hours to make the only train back from Couridjah. Coming out the previous day that stage had taken exactly 3 hours - when I was about 25 miles fresher. 
-As if this were not sufficient warning ​td wantons we were *ell and truly caught in another scramble the following (Australia Day) Weekend, at the close of a moist three days down at Burning Palms with the Gentle party. Having' ​the vehicle "On the ice" we went as a Tamily ​group-by-rail andto complete the trip, planned to-mtlk out to Lilyvale for the homeward ​ruh. There was a train at 2.40, and a surprisingly long gap then till about five o'​clock:. We've found that it's a good plot When you have a smallish one in the familyto be re-asonably ​early home on a holiday weekend, so there mere good and valid reasons for catching ​the2.40 p m. We reckoned that meant 'away from the Palms about 12.45: say lunch early at 11.30 - and 30 on: however, on that steamy morning the blandishments of the beach were too alluring to the lesser ​Bromn and it was past 12.0 noon when we took:lurch+ 
-Then-it was 1.10 when we set out up the Squede ​Hole track - add say 30 minutes for the hill and a spell at the lookout thrown in as well   ​We were going along the top track towards Lilyvale ​bt 1.50, and I had privately resolved that we had perhaps a 50-50 chance of the train. Seven-year-olds aren't quite in the marathon class. +It was a case for "​scientific" ​ ​walking. I ran down every little favourable grade - not many of them. If a rising grade was short I took it at the gallop: if it was a trudge I spared the tired legs and plodded up it. In one place where the whole track was a watercourse for a couple ​of hundred yards I took to the scrub: it was slower ​than wading, but I didn't have to stop and "​de-sand" ​my shoes as I had going out. Limped ​onto Couridjah ​station at 6.50, with a margin ​of 7 minutes. It's not enough for comfort when there'​s no alternative transport. 
-The track was, nicely ​mi-.iddied ​and ploughed up and about 1-11f-wlay ​to iiilyvale - the thunderclouds rolled over and a smart Shower ​began, adding to the greasinet ​of the already sloppy path. At the top of the hill above Lilyvnle, at 2.25, we took recourse to desperate ​paasuresLoth took over the extra pack, I grabbed a small hand and we began to run. + 
-U. +As if this were not sufficient warning ​to wantons we were well and truly caught in another scramble the following (Australia Day) Weekend, at the close of a moist three days down at Burning Palms with the Gentle party. Having the vehicle "on the ice" we went as a family ​group by rail andto complete the trip, planned to walk out to Lilyvale for the homeward ​run. There was a train at 2.40, and a surprisingly long gap then till about five o'​clock. We've found that it's a good plot when you have a smallish one in the family to be reasonably ​early home on a holiday weekend, so there were good and valid reasons for catching ​the 2.40 p.m. We reckoned that meant away from the Palms about 12.45: say lunch early at 11.30 - and 30 on: however, on that steamy morning the blandishments of the beach were too alluring to the lesser ​Brown and it was past 12.0 noon when we took lunch. 
-HO hr GOOD ARE TINY? + 
-A FAIR QUESTION WHATEVER THE SUBJECT. +Then it was 1.10 when we set out up the Squeeze ​Hole track - add say 30 minutes for the hill and a spell at the lookout thrown in as well... We were going along the top track towards Lilyvale ​at 1.50, and I had privately resolved that we had perhaps a 50-50 chance of the train. Seven-year-olds aren't quite in the marathon class. 
-To oblige a few very knowledgeable bods in several different Clubs we haveprevniled 6n, the makers to produce a Super Huslw ripple soled desert boot. + 
-We are told enthusiastically they perform'​ terrifically so long as they hold together, hence our role in getting these boots made to Super specifications (to make sure they do). +The track was, nicely ​muddied ​and ploughed up and about halfway ​to Lilyvale ​the thunderclouds rolled over and a smart shower ​began, adding to the greasiness ​of the already sloppy path. At the top of the hill above Lilyvale, at 2.25, we took recourse to desperate ​measuresKath took over the extra pack, I grabbed a small hand and we began to run. 
-ffe have a few pairs in stock and will have them made up specially if reqUired for those who would like to find. out for themselves. + 
-PADDY PAWNNy. +Part way down the slope I decided the worn soles of my sneakers ​were getting practically no grip at all on the slimy track, and Chris would really be better ​off without my hand. Then we were down, crossing the slightly swollen Hacking River and slipping and sliding up the smooth clay bank. A last sprint up to the station ​with my watch showing 2.43 (a mercy it was about 5 minutes fast), and the train rolling in as I slipped out of a cape-groundsheet which was almost as wet inside with sweat as it was outside with rain. 
-Ltd. + 
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-Part way down the slope I decided the worn sole -d of my snkers ​were getting practically no grip at all on the' ​slimy track, and Chris would really be bctter +=== Hatswell'​s Taxi & Tourist Service. === 
-off without my hand. Then we were down, crossing the slightly swollen Hacking River and slipping and sliding up the smooth clay bank. A last sprint up to the -Station ​with my match showing 2.L3 (a mercy it Was about 5 minutes fast), and the train rolling in as I slipped out of a cqe-groundsheet ​-which was almost as wet inside with sweat as it was outside with rain. + 
-Now, it may be sinful pride, but by comparison with some other walkers could name, I've always felt I was a cautious and provident sort of Person: not the kihd that is prone to dash up at the last whistle blowing, flag-wagging ​momett ​of a train departure. Yet there are oaite a few case histories. It all goes for to -show-that it's almost impossible to be a walker without (sometimes) scrambling for a train. +For all your transport from Blackheath contact Hatswell'​s Taxi & Transport Service. Ring, write, wire or call any hour - day or night. 
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 +How good are they? A fair question whatever the subject. 
 + 
 +To oblige a few __very__ knowledgeable bods in several different Clubs we have prevailed on the makers to produce a Super Husky ripple soled desert boot. 
 + 
 +We are told enthusiastically they perform terrifically so long as they hold together, hence our role in getting these boots made to Super specifications (to make sure they do). 
 + 
 +We have a few pairs in stock and will have them made up specially if required for those who would like to find out for themselves. 
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-MARCH 25TH Ferry to Manly - bus to Church Point - ferry to Lovett Bay - Allunga ​Trig - Topham Trig - Lovett Bay. - 8 miles. + 
-The leader will be attending John White'​s working bee at Lovett Bay so it will be necessary for Starters ​to get to Iovett By undei- ​their own steam. It is proposed to spend the morning assisting in track clearing ​''​nd ​then go up to the tops immediately after lunch. Lovely scenery ​throithout-the +=== March 25th === 
-8:30 a m. ferry Circular Quay to Ehnly.+ 
-9.10 r in-bus Manly Church Point (Route ​N6.157). +Ferry to Manly - bus to Church Point - ferry to Lovett Bay - Willunga ​Trig - Topham Trig - Lovett Bay. - 8 miles. The leader will be attending John White'​s working bee at Lovett Bay so it will be necessary for starters ​to get to Lovett Bay under their own steam. It is proposed to spend the morning assisting in track clearing ​and then go up to the tops immediately after lunch. Lovely scenery ​throughout ​the area. 
-10.25 am. ferry Church ​Poibt Lnvett ​Bay. + 
-Cash fat'​es ​about 11/- return. +8:30 a.m. ferry Circular Quay to Manly. 9.10 a.m. bus Manly Church Point (Route ​No. 157). 10.25 a.m. ferry Church ​Point Lovett ​Bay. Cash fares about 11/- return. 
-Maps: Broken Bay Military ​6r Hawkesbury-River Tourist.+ 
 +Maps: Broken Bay Military ​or Hawkesbury River Tourist. 
 Leader: David Ingram. Leader: David Ingram.
-AR1ST Pytble-- bus to St. Ives (Douglas Street) - Bungaroo Middle + 
-Harbour Creek- Lindfield. ​8miles- - G6od Swimatng ​pools in the fresh water section of Middle ​Harbor ​CreekTraverses Lady Davidson and Lindfiad ​Parks, mainly unspoilt ​budhland ​within-12 miles of the City. +=== April 1st === 
-9.10 aom. Electric train Central - Pymble via Bridge. + 
-9.46 a m. bush Pymble - St. Ives. +Pymble ​- bus to St. Ives (Douglas Street) - Bungaroo ​Middle Harbour Creek - Lindfield. ​8 milesGood swimming ​pools in the fresh water section of Middle ​Harbour ​CreekTraverses Lady Davidson and Lindfield ​Parks, mainly unspoilt ​bushland ​within 12 miles of the City. 
-Tickets: Pymble Return via Bridge at 4/3, plus 1/1d. bus fare. Leader: Gladys Roberts. + 
-A.PEIL 8TH +9.10 a.m. Electric train Central - Pymble via Bridge. 9.46 a.m. bus Pymble - St. Ives. Tickets: Pymble Return via Bridge at 4/3, plus 1/1d. bus fare. 
-HeathcOte ​Goondera Brook - Uloola Falls - Audley. 10 miles. ​+ 
-A visit to one of the most pleasant areas of National Park. Uloola Falls and Cascades are particiilar1y ​good after rain. +Leader: Gladys Roberts. 
-8.50 a m. Cronulla Train Central Electric Station to Sutherland. ​CHME AT SUTHERLAND ​for rail motor to Heathcote. + 
-Tickets: Heathcote ​2eturn ​at 5/4d. +=== April 8th === 
-Map: Port Hacking Tourist.' + 
-Leader: Jess Yartin+Heathcote - Goondera Brook - Uloola Falls - Audley. 10 miles. A visit to one of the most pleasant areas of National Park. Uloola Falls and Cascades are particular1y ​good after rain. 
-: + 
- 131: Y OUAD .1\ jr1 -I 0 U 0;1 2 +8.50 a.m. Cronulla Train Central Electric Station to Sutherland. ​Change at Sutherland ​for rail motor to Heathcote. Tickets: Heathcote ​return ​at 5/4d. 
-118PR 11\11 Y 91_,​L\JI'​LLO li01104/ :​311()Jiii3:​1-1J\itr9J-IS + 
-.01j1 S.1-J.11flil CAM P.JJ\J rr3 II S +Map: Port Hacking Tourist. 
-CENTRAL AUSTRALIAALICE SPRINGSAYERS ROCK TOUR (DURATION ​WEEKS). + 
-TOUR _"​N"​ Departs Sydney Sat. 5th May. TOUR "​I"​ Departs Sydney Sat. 14th July. Travelling via pubbo, Bourke, Cunnamulla (Q), Charleville,​ Blackall, +Leader: Jess Martin
-Mary Kathleen, Mt. Isa, Flynn Memorial, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs (2 days), Ayers Rock (2 days), Mt. Olga, Coober Pedy, Pt. Augusta and Broken Hill. FARE E 55, 0. O+ 
-CENT. AUST. AND NTH. TERRITORY ​(INCLUDING DARWINTOUR (DURATION ​WEEKS). +---- 
-TOUR "​J"​ Departs Sydney Saturday 11th August. + 
-Itinerary as Tours "​N"​ and "​I"​ and including Daly Waters, Mataranka, Darwin, and Rum Jungle. ​FARE E 66OO+===== Greyhound "​Safari"​ Tours For 1962===== 
-NORTHERN QUEENSLANDATHERTON TABLELANDS AND COOKTOWN TOUR (DURATION ​WEEKS). + 
-TOUR "​K"​ Departs Sydney Saturday 15th September. +Especially planned to holiday requirements of bushwalkers & camping club members
-Travelling via Newcastle, Kempsey, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Rockhampton,​ Mackay, Townsville (1 day), (Magnetic Is.), Paronella Park, Atherton Tablelands Area (3 days), Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine, Mareeba, Cooktown + 
-(1 day), Daintree, ​C&:rns, (Green Is.), Charters Towers, Clermont, Toowoomba, Tenterfield and Tamworth. ​FARE E 54. 0. O+=== Central AustraliaAlice SpringsAyers Rock Tour (Duration ​weeks). === 
-WESTERN AUSTRALIA CAVES AND WILD FLOWERS TOUR  ​(DURATION ​WEEKS). + 
-TOUR "​E"​ Departs Sydney Saturday 15th September. +__Tour ​"​N"​__ Departs Sydney Sat. 5th May. __Tour ​"​I"​__ Departs Sydney Sat. 14th July. Travelling via Dubbo, Bourke, Cunnamulla (Q), Charleville,​ Blackall, Mary Kathleen, Mt. Isa, Flynn Memorial, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs (2 days), Ayers Rock (2 days), Mt. Olga, Coober Pedy, Pt. Augusta and Broken Hill. Fare £55, 0. 0
-Travelling via Albury, Bendigo, Bordertawn, "​Barossa Valley",​ Pt. Augusta, Ceduna, Nullabor Plains, Norseman, Esperance, "​Stirling Range National Park", "​Porongorups National Park", Albany (1 day), Frenchman'​s Bay, Denmark, "​Valley of Giants",​ Pemberton, "​Kingdom of the Karri",​ Cape Leeuwin, Augusta and Margaret River Caves Area (2 days), Perth (3 days), Kalgoorlie, Nullabor Plains, Renmark, Mildura and Katoomba ​FARE E 69.10. O+ 
-GRAND AROUND AUSTRALIA ALL STATES TOUR (DURATION ​76 DAYS). +=== Central Australia and Northern Territory ​(including DarwinTour (Duration ​weeks). === 
-TOUR "FP Departs Sydney Monday 6th August. + 
-Travelling via Taree, Brisbane (1 day), Rockhampton,​ Townsville (2 days), (Magnetic Is.), Cairns (2 days), (Green Is.), Cooktown (1 day), Atherton Tablelands (4 days), Kurumba (Gulf of Carpentaria),​ (1 day), Mt. Isa, +__Tour ​"​J"​__ Departs Sydney Saturday 11th August. Itinerary as Tours "​N"​ and "​I"​ and including Daly Waters, Mataranka, Darwin, and Rum Jungle. ​Fare £6600
-Mataranka (1 day), Darwin (2 days), Rum Jungle, Wyndham, Derby, Broome (1 day), Marble Bar (1 day), Hammersley Ranges (3 days), Carnarvon (1 day), Geraldton + 
-(2 days), Perth (3 days), Margaret River Caves (2 days), Albany (1 day), Esperance, Nullabor Plains, Adelaide (1 day), Melbourne, Gundagai. ​FARE E 125.10. O+=== Northern QueenslandAtherton Tablelands and Cooktown Tour (Duration ​weeks). === 
-N.B. OTHER TOURS TO FLINDERS RANGES ​(TOUR "​L"​) ​DURATION ​19 DAYS, DEPARTS SYDNEY 15TH OCTOBER, 1962. FARE E 40.10.0. + 
-TOUR "0" ​GOLD COASTLAMINGTON AND CARNARVON RANGES NATIONAL PARKS DURATION ​WEEKSDEPARTS SYDNEY 2ND JUNE, 1962. FARE ze 39.10. O+__Tour ​"​K"​__ Departs Sydney Saturday 15th September. Travelling via Newcastle, Kempsey, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Rockhampton,​ Mackay, Townsville (1 day), (Magnetic Is.), Paronella Park, Atherton Tablelands Area (3 days), Lake Eacham, Lake Barrine, Mareeba, Cooktown (1 day), Daintree, ​Cairns, (Green Is.), Charters Towers, Clermont, Toowoomba, Tenterfield and Tamworth. ​Fare £54. 0. 0
-BOOKINGS AND INFORMATION ​: V. C. PENFOLDGREYHOUND PACIFIC LTD., P.O. BOX 50, COOLANGATTA. QLD. + 
-LETTERS TO THE =OR+=== Western Australia Caves and Wild Flowers Tour (Duration ​weeks). === 
-"48 Park Avenue, Roseville. N.S.W.+ 
 +__Tour ​"​E"​__ Departs Sydney Saturday 15th September. Travelling via Albury, Bendigo, Bordertawn, "​Barossa Valley",​ Pt. Augusta, Ceduna, Nullabor Plains, Norseman, Esperance, "​Stirling Range National Park", "​Porongorups National Park", Albany (1 day), Frenchman'​s Bay, Denmark, "​Valley of Giants",​ Pemberton, "​Kingdom of the Karri",​ Cape Leeuwin, Augusta and Margaret River Caves Area (2 days), Perth (3 days), Kalgoorlie, Nullabor Plains, Renmark, Mildura and Katoomba. Fare £69.10. 0
 + 
 +=== Grand Around Australia All States Tour (Duration ​76 days). === 
 + 
 +TOUR "M" ​Departs Sydney Monday 6th August. Travelling via Taree, Brisbane (1 day), Rockhampton,​ Townsville (2 days), (Magnetic Is.), Cairns (2 days), (Green Is.), Cooktown (1 day), Atherton Tablelands (4 days), Kurumba (Gulf of Carpentaria),​ (1 day), Mt. Isa, Mataranka (1 day), Darwin (2 days), Rum Jungle, Wyndham, Derby, Broome (1 day), Marble Bar (1 day), Hammersley Ranges (3 days), Carnarvon (1 day), Geraldton (2 days), Perth (3 days), Margaret River Caves (2 days), Albany (1 day), Esperance, Nullabor Plains, Adelaide (1 day), Melbourne, Gundagai. ​Fare £125.10. 0
 + 
 +=== N.B. === 
 + 
 +Other tours to Flinders Ranges ​(Tour "​L"​) ​duration ​19 daysdeparts Sydney 15th October. ​1962. Fare £40.10.0. 
 + 
 +Tour "O" ​gold CoastLamington and Carnarvon Ranges National Parks. Duration ​weeksDeparts Sydney 2nd June, 1962. Fare £39.10. 0
 + 
 +=== Bookings and Information=== 
 + 
 + 
 +V. C. PenfoldGreyhound Pacific Ltd., P.O. Box 50, Coolangatta. QLD. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Letters To The Editor===== 
 + 
 +"48 Park Avenue,\\ 
 +Roseville. N.S.W. 
 Dear Sir, Dear Sir,
-Rec-6nt ccrrespondents ​writing about the construction of a short length of-road and the erection of a memorial shelter shed nd water tank iri-Bouddi Natural Park appear to have indulged in rather exaggerated language - for example "​If ​he. people have to step out of their core or come out from under a roof, they are being excluded"​. + 
-- +Recent correspondents ​writing about the construction of a short length of road and the erection of a memorial shelter shed and water tank in Bouddi Natural Park appear to have indulged in rather exaggerated language - for example "​If ​the people have to step out of their core or come out from under a roof, they are being excluded"​. 
-In spite of lip sdrvice ​to the idea -ff,ett perks ere for the general public-the writer-S ​give me-the -impression that they firmly-belieVe ​in walkers only.No car must cross a -Park-boundary either because it shouldn 't be there at all or because of the litter, fires and deme,​ge ​left by the occupants. + 
-One -writer ​''​belieles ​that it has always been the opinion of iThst bushwalkers +In spite of lip service ​to the idea that parks ere for the general public the writers ​give me the impression that they firmly ​believe ​in walkers only. No car must cross a park boundary either because it shouldn'​t be there at all or because of the litter, fires and damage ​left by the occupants. 
-  ​that some areas should be left in a primitive ​ state"​. Probably this is + 
-true, but if this m-eans ​the Itirhole ​of some parksI suggest that it is unsound, as it +One writer ​"​believes ​that it has always been the opinion of most bushwalkers.... that some areas should be left in a primitive.... state"​. Probably this is true, but if this means the whole of some parksI suggest that it is unsound, as it does not provide for access except ​for those arriving ​on footI feel that a better ​general ​principle would be that the bulk of all parks should be retained in a primitive state. 
- ovide fox' ​access except ​fcr those arrivi-ng ​on footI feel that a better ​g-dneral ​principle would be that t1 bulk of all parks should be retained in a primitive state. + 
-Bouddi ​lis an excellent ​eXample ​of the difficulty of having parks with no access. ​i'​..riyone-arriVing ​by cal4 had to De rk on the road, and if he wished to camp close to his car (peitaps ​a strange, but not altogether unreasonable wish) there was only one small area close beside the road where he could do so. If he had a caravan he must camp on the road. +Bouddi ​is an excellent ​example ​of the difficulty of having parks with no access. ​Anyone arriving ​by car had to park on the road, and if he wished to camp close to his car (perhaps ​a strange, but not altogether unreasonable wish) there was only one small area close beside the road where he could do so. If he had a caravan he must camp on the road. 
-The construction of the road (on a previously cut fire trail, and less than half a-mile in length) and shelter shed with water tank, allows the motoriat ​to camp away from the road in an area riot used by walkers and far enough from their -rents ​at Maitland Bay so that they won't be disturbed. In fact there is no need for walkera ​to visit the site of the shelter shed and be distressed by the gathering heaps of rubbi_sh+ 
-As I understand it, the purpose of the work is not to enable motorists to view the park from their cars or from '​underthe ​shelter shed. The road gives access and allows ​campilig ​off the main road, the shelter shed catches water and keeps the rain off picnickers. +The construction of the road (on a previously cut fire trail, and less than half a mile in length) and shelter shed with water tank, allows the motorist ​to camp away from the road in an area not used by walkers and far enough from their tents at Maitland Bay so that they won't be disturbed. In fact there is no need for walkers ​to visit the site of the shelter shed and be distressed by the gathering heaps of rubbish. 
-The 'work has been severely criticised ​0;'​1.-rtly beb'​euse ​it is being carried out in a paiik, in the nam of whieh occurs the-word "Ye:turn:2:iHowevC?,​-f." ​the firat.'​and therefore the main purpoae fcr --daich ​the area eias reserved, is "Tor public recreation"​. The public has a right to reasonable ​'access. In any cese why '​Criticise ​the erection of a memorial when a structure with the same basic purp-)se, the collection of water, was erected at Mai-bland ​Bay by bushwalkers?​ + 
-motorists do lea-lte ​rubbish and fires behind them, but I doubt that the answer is to exclude them from parks,even if this were feasible. +As I understand it, the purpose of the work is not to enable motorists to view the park from their cars or from under the shelter shed. The road gives access and allows ​camping ​off the main road, the shelter shed catches water and keeps the rain off picnickers. 
-' ​Our plans for bigger and better parks will be listened to only if the people generally ​wantthem ​and I believe the only way they will come to want them is by being -allomed ​to use them. Improvement in wmles' ​hAbits ​must come through ​Education and Rangers, and the Education and Rangers won't be supplied unless people want them. + 
-There is great danger that roads will "​tear ​thri--,​ugh ​the blish and "gash the hillsides"​. But with increasihg ​population ​6:nd development,​ burying ​oar heads in the sand at Maitland ​Ba." ​and crying "no motorists at IEBnuddi", (Mhere bushwalkers never camped pre' ​fire-trail and road-,) has no hope of p;​eventing ​it. Thi can be dohe only pursaading ​the Administration that each paYk should be properly and carefully planned and by having sufficient ​pulbic ​support.+The work has been severely criticised ​partly because ​it is being carried out in a park, in the name of which occurs the word "Natural"​However ​the first and therefore the main purpose for which the area was reserved, is "For public recreation"​. The public has a right to reasonable access. In any case why criticise ​the erection of a memorial when a structure with the same basic purpose, the collection of water, was erected at Maitland ​Bay by bushwalkers?​ 
 + 
 +Many motorists do leave rubbish and fires behind them, but I doubt that the answer is to exclude them from parks, even if this were feasible. 
 + 
 +Our plans for bigger and better parks will be listened to only if the people generally ​want them and I believe the only way they will come to want them is by being allowed ​to use them. Improvement in peoples' ​habits ​must come through Education and Rangers, and the Education and Rangers won't be supplied unless people want them. 
 + 
 +There is great danger that roads will "​tear ​through ​the bush and "gash the hillsides"​. But with increasing ​population ​and development,​ burying ​our heads in the sand at Maitland ​Bay and crying "no motorists at MtBouddi", (where bushwalkers never camped pre fire-trail and road,) has no hope of preventing ​it. This can be done only by persuading ​the Administration that each park should be properly and carefully planned and by having sufficient ​public ​support. 
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-(Sgd.) T.W. Moppett ​ + 
-"Box 500 F, P.O.,+(Sgd.) T.W. Moppett." 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +"Box 500 F, P.O.,\\
 Newcastle. Newcastle.
-" ​Thanks to those respansible ​for the "Mag.'' ​service (you may treat the abbreviation as Magazine or Magnificent ​fl As one tho has little chance of keeping in toadh except by the Magazine I appreciate very much the job it is doing.May I sqy that I think the occasional-reprinting from old issues is an excellent onethihk I have, stowed away in vnrious ​places, every issud since its commacemat. If you "can put your hands on Myles Dunphy'​s To Kanangra by Perambulator"​ (or similar titleI' ​think it would make good re-reading...+ 
 +Thanks to those responsible ​for the "Mag." ​service (you may treat the abbreviation as Magazine or Magnificent!) As one who has little chance of keeping in touch except by the Magazine I appreciate very much the job it is doing. May I say that I think the occasional reprinting from old issues is an excellent onethink I have, stowed away in various ​places, every issue since its commencement. If you can put your hands on Myles Dunphy'​s ​"To Kanangra by Perambulator"​ (or similar titleI think it would make good re-reading... 
 Regards, Regards,
 +
 (Sgd.) (J.V.) Joe Turner. (Sgd.) (J.V.) Joe Turner.
-- + 
-("​First Perambulator to KPnangra Trips" was pHnted ​in Julie 1932, and is one of many +("​First Perambulator to Kanangra Tops" was printed ​in June 1932, and is one of many classics ​of Bushwriting which deserve to be reprinted for the enjoyment of our readers. ​Ed.) 
-blassics ​of Bushmriting thich deserve to be reprinted for the enjoyment of our readers. ​..Ea.) + 
-1T163 Karimbla R(-ad, Miranda. +---- 
-'The motion that our well established and ibrofitable ​monthly magazine be published every second month was indeed untimely. + 
-For this motion to have been carried ​mould not only have been a slur against the ability-of the present Editor but a reflection against the members themselves in not supporting the journal by sending in sufficient contributions. +"163 Karimbla Road,\\ 
-The magazine is as strong as tire members may choose to make itbut where +Miranda. 
-there is -forgetfulness by the members to write, they themselves are to blame, not + 
-the Editor if the journal tends to become weaker through the lack of material. +"The motion that our well established and profitable ​monthly magazine be published every second month was indeed untimely. 
-The magazine ​undubtedly ​in the present and past has proven to be an asset-to the club all round. + 
-175. +For this motion to have been carried ​would not only have been a slur against the ability of the present Editor but a reflection against the members themselves in not supporting the journal by sending in sufficient contributions. 
-The journal is the mouthpiece of all club activities and is open to arF member, who is desirnas ​to write of his experiences ​-relative to theBushwalking ​movement. + 
-An experienced editor ​_knows ​his journal and can channel with ease whatever support is given towards ​entertainingreading+The magazine is as strong as the members may choose to make itbut where there is forgetfulness by the members to write, they themselves are to blame, not the Editor if the journal tends to become weaker through the lack of material. 
--There is no excuse for any club as strong in membership as the Sydney ​Bush- walkers ​to have the Editor go cap in hand pleading for articles as he has done in the past. + 
-On the contrary, there shculd ​be a steady flow of articles sufficient to -- compile a fifty page monthly magazine if needed, not one of twenty with the-editor suffering all kinds of trials and tribulations to maintain the latter number through the lack of material. +The magazine ​undoubtedly ​in the present and past has proven to be an asset to the club all round. 
-The mover, no doubt, realised this and so moved along the lines he did to dhow all members the importance of sending him articles that the members on the -whole may benefit. + 
-(Sgd. ) Clem Ti p1lstrom+The journal is the mouthpiece of all club activities and is open to any member, who is desirous ​to write of his experiences relative to the Bushwalking ​movement. 
-..N.FpdoeImmoii.+ 
 +An experienced editor ​knows his journal and can channel with ease whatever support is given towards ​entertaining reading
 + 
 +There is no excuse for any club as strong in membership as the Sydney ​Bushwalkers ​to have the Editor go cap in hand pleading for articles as he has done in the past. 
 + 
 +On the contrary, there should ​be a steady flow of articles sufficient to compile a fifty page monthly magazine if needed, not one of twenty with the editor suffering all kinds of trials and tribulations to maintain the latter number through the lack of material. 
 + 
 +The mover, no doubt, realised this and so moved along the lines he did to show all members the importance of sending him articles that the members on the whole may benefit. 
 + 
 +(Sgd.) Clem Hallstrom
 + 
 +---- 
 "Dear Editor, "Dear Editor,
-Quote from our magazine of January 62. + 
-"They - (Mallory and Irvine) did not forfeit their lives in vain  etc."​ +Quote from our magazine of January 62. "They - (Mallory and Irvine) did not forfeit their lives in vainetc."​ 
-- -Fire play of words - but to me utterly unconvincing. Such stuff always + 
-cordures ​an image of another peak climber, that Napoleon chap, posed - with his +Fine play of words - but to me utterly unconvincing. Such stuff always ​conjures ​an image of another peak climber, that Napoleon chap, posed - with his cockeyed hat - hand reaching for his wallet. 
-cockeyed hat - hand reaching for hia wallet. + 
-- +"Why climb - because it is there". Balderdashtic junk - with equal sense - one could say - why go to a circus - because it is there. 
-"Why climb - because it is there. Balderdashtic junk - with equal sense - one could say - why go to a circus - because it is there, + 
-E'​vBrest ​- years of planning, and a'small mountain of boddle ​- while the world holds its breath. And the grand total 2 men, out of the world'​s 2000 mill, can say 3 little words - we did it! +Everest ​- years of planning, and a small mountain of boodle ​- while the world holds its breath. And the grand total 2 men, out of the world'​s 2000 mill, can say 3 little words - we did it! 
-And what a waste of life, in perfgct ​fitness.. Cotaider'​yoUr ​Toni Kutz, s4v4yIng ​by day.,;by night the Eiger: ​.was ever a more terrible,,​prolonged ​endIng. Toni - in the very flower of youth - and every minute of theagoitIclearly viiible ​to the helpless experts through the e-Le of a plus 70 telescope - sport: + 
-Now this is my view of such 'doings - in a restraining letter to a friend ​og mine addicted to alpine gambling - I wrote: ".,h. but one slip - and that blithe ​. -Spirit ​folds its wings. A death is not just death, an isolated spot of ceasing life - ripples go out far and wide, as in a stone disturbed lake. Out - and out - may lap and pain the many shores of loving memory - a lifetime hence!+And what a waste of life, in perfect ​fitness. ​Consider young Toni Kutz, swaying ​by day by night - on the Eiger: was ever a more terrible, prolonged ​ending. Toni - in the very flower of youth - and every minute of the agony clearly visible ​to the helpless experts through the eye of a plus 70 telescope - sport
 + 
 +Now this is my view of such doings - in a restraining letter to a friend ​of mine addicted to alpine gambling - I wrote: "Ah but one slip - and that blithe ​spirit ​folds its wings. A death is not just death, an isolated spot of ceasing life - ripples go out far and wide, as in a stone disturbed lake. Out - and out - may lap and pain the many shores of loving memory - a lifetime hence! 
 (Sgd.) Taro. (Sgd.) Taro.
-16. + 
-CEditors ​note: May met in reply quote Edward ​Nhymper+(Editors ​note: May we, in reply quote Edward ​Whymper
-"The line which separates the difficult from the dangerous is sometimes very shadomy, but it is not an imaginery ​line. It is a true line, Id-UT-Alt ​breadth. It is often easy to pass, and very bard to see. It 'is sometimes passed ​unconeciously, and the consciousness that it has been passed is felt too late. If the doubtful line is passed consciously,​ deliberately,​ one passes from doing that which is justifiable,​ to that Which is unjustifiable."​) + 
-AMMO TO TaO'S QUIZ on Page 7): +"The line which separates the difficult from the dangerous is sometimes very shadowy, but it is not an imaginary ​line. It is a true line, without ​breadth. It is often easy to pass, and very hard to see. It is sometimes passed ​unconsciously, and the consciousness that it has been passed is felt too late. If the doubtful line is passed consciously,​ deliberately,​ one passes from doing that which is justifiable,​ to that which is unjustifiable."​) 
-1. Lavender Bay. + 
-2. Hen and Chicken Bay +---- 
-3. Darling Harbour + 
-4Manly +=== Answers to Taro's Quiz (on Page 7): === 
-5. Neutral Bay + 
-6. The Spit +  - Lavender Bay. 
-7Dotible ​Bay. +  ​- ​Hen and Chicken Bay. 
-8. Carooning ​Cove +  - Darling Harbour. 
-9. Elizabeth ​Fay+  - Manly. 
-10. Point-Piper +  - Neutral Bay. 
-11Cabarita ​+  - The Spit. 
-12. NIH. Macquarie 's Chair +  - Double ​Bay. 
-13Farm Cole +  - Careening ​Cove. 
-14. Circular Quay. +  - Elizabeth ​Bay
-15. Pinchgut +  Point Piper. 
-16. Potts Point +  ​Cabarita. 
-17. Goat Island +  - Mrs. Macquarie'​s Chair. 
-18Rusheutter's Bay. +  - Farm Cove. 
-LEECHES +  - Circular Quay. 
-ARE CREATURES +  ​- ​Pinchgut. 
-WITH NO ATTRACTIVE FEATURES.+  - Potts Point. 
 +  - Goat Island. 
 +  - Rushcutter's Bay. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Leeches Are Creatures With No Attractive Features===== 
 +  ​
 - Don Matthews. - Don Matthews.
-For once Snow mas early; but by the time we had assembled, and then stoppad ​en rite far supPliesanf far a look at Cordeaux Dam, and-for lunch at NI. Keira, it was 3 o'​clock when we reached The Page's place in Jamberoo Pass. + 
-Peter looked sceptical when we declared our intention of doing an overnight walk. On previous occasions the lure of the bush camp sites of "Ben Ricketts " +For once Snow was early; but by the time we had assembled, and then stopped ​en route for suppliesand for a look at Cordeaux Dam, and for lunch at Mt. Keira, it was 3 o'​clock when we reached The Page's place in Jamberoo Pass. 
-had been too great, and we had camped there and enjoyed day walks around the Barren Grounds, especially at wildflower ​tine. However, we convinced him, so he recommanded Gook's Nose - Brother'​s ​,Creek - Drawing Room Rocks - Barren Grounds, a circular tour with fine viewpoints. + 
-We left the-Griffiths Trail where it dr-rts (4:​olin ​to the" ​pool on Upper Broghers Creek and made-oar way 6-at to Cook's Nose. From here the Brogber's'Creek Valley opened up towards Kangaroo Valley. ​Lbout 500 feet beneath our feet, just below the +Peter looked sceptical when we declared our intention of doing an overnight walk. On previous occasions the lure of the bush camp sites of "Ben Ricketts"​ had been too great, and we had camped there and enjoyed day walks around the Barren Grounds, especially at wildflower ​time. However, we convinced him, so he recommended Cook's Nose - Brother'​s Creek - Drawing Room Rocks - Barren Grounds, a circular tour with fine viewpoints. 
-17. + 
-cliffs, were the high terraces, wide and lush and dotted with Palm trees and rocks.+We left the Griffiths Trail where it drops down to the pool on Upper Broghers Creek and made our way out to Cook's Nose. From here the Brogher's Creek Valley opened up towards Kangaroo Valley. ​About 500 feet beneath our feet, just below the cliffs, were the high terraces, wide and lush and dotted with Palm trees and rocks. 
 Further down, cattle grazed on the slopes and the farms down the valley could be clearly picked out. Further down, cattle grazed on the slopes and the farms down the valley could be clearly picked out.
-Peter had assured us'​that the way through the cliffs was easy so we looked around on the Eastern side t- -just back- from the point. We looked in the -wrong place, and -what we saw was no-b irivitirg - just A wet, scrubby, roclzr, gully which didn't look -too hopeful. We know 'now- that' there - eb sy track right through the -cliff --line, but at thetime a gently sloping gully on the Western side l,--)oked easier, so 'itre headed f. 
-This was easy until we reached a creek whidh rose near-the point and then If'​lowed about N.E. for some hundreds of yards before diving down through the western '​bliff. Fallen logs helped us to get across and into some horrible tangle jungle 
-rorwth between creek and cliff. 
  
-A viewpoint from the cliff-line shoikied ​us a definite break to our right, so +Peter had assured us that the way through the cliffs was easy so we looked around on the Eastern side, just back from the point. We looked in the wrong place, and what we saw was not inviting - just a wet, scrubby, rocky, gully which didn't look too hopeful. We know now that there is an easy track right through the cliff line, but at the time a gently sloping gully on the Western side looked easier, so we headed for it. 
-Imick into the scrub arid down over dank earth and leaves on to the creek which 'dropped quickly until it reached a 30' waterfall. At this point I rebelled"​Snow" ​-I said, "this is too hakardous". I have a premonition of impending disaster. But + 
-Snow had disappeared and there was no hope of retreat. +This was easy until we reached a creek which rose near the point and then flowed about N.E. for some hundreds of yards before diving down through the western cliff. Fallen logs helped us to get across and into some horrible tangle jungle growth between creek and cliff. 
-_ + 
-We follow-6da,s he sidled to the right, and then gingerly groped our way +A viewpoint from the cliff line showed ​us a definite break to our right, so back into the scrub and down over dank earth and leaves on to the creek which dropped quickly until it reached a 30' waterfall. At this point I rebelled"​Snow"​ I said, "this is too hazardous". I have a premonition of impending disaster. But Snow had disappeared and there was no hope of retreat. 
-qlovrn ​a leafy earth ridge between the low tree growth. ​,About a hundred feet down, where we expected to find the high terrace ,-the crek flattened out for a distance + 
-before continuing-its dash downwards. After a search through the thicket at the +We followedas he sidled to the right, and then gingerly groped our way down a leafy earth ridge between the low tree growth. About a hundred feet down, where we expected to find the high terrace, the creek flattened out for a distance before continuing its dash downwards. After a search through the thicket at the creek side we peered through a gap to see flat ground stretching away to the South. ​We were down, and it was 6.30 and getting dark. 
-reek side we peered through a gap to see flat ground stretching away to the South. + 
-Mb were down, and it was 6.30 and getting dark. +We moved along the cowpad ​to an inviting camp spot beneath a huge tree canopySnow sank gratefully to earth and sighed a sigh of contentment. Then he leaped into the air with a startled yell. Leeches! "​Go ​on", I said, "you brought them with you" (from the creek, that is). But Snow was right. Wave upon wave of hungry leeches were advancing towards us, so we upped and moved to higher ground ​where we hoped there might not be so many. 
-We moVed along the co'​mpad ​to an inviting camp spot beneath a huge tree oti.Wpy. + 
-Snot sank gratefully to earth and sighed a sigh of contentment. Then he leaped +There weren'​t so manybut there were enough. There were also hordes ​of mosquitoes, as we found out during ​the night; but the memory of the discomforts ​was soon washed out by the dawn of a perfect day, with dozens ​of birds flitting though the brush, and the view of the mist-filled valley below. 
-into theair with a startled yell. Leeches! "​Go ​0 e , I said, "you brought them with + 
-you" (from thecreek, that is). But Snow was right. Wave upon wave of hungryleeches were advancing towards us, so we upped and moved to higher ground ​whei3e ​we hoped there might not be so many. +We dropped down to the road near the highest farm, crossing the Broger'​s ​Creek ford, then plodded up the hill to the Woodhill Gap, and up the track, faint in parts, to the Drawing Room Rock. From here there were wonderful ​views over the coastal plain and down the Valley ​Of Brogers into Kangaroo ValleyThe track continued ​as far as the heathlands, where it lost itself (lost us, anyhow) in the lush growth, so we slowly skirted ​the east side of the swamp at about one mile an hour to reach the Griffiths Trail again. 
-There weren'​t so marrybUt:​therewere ​enough.' ​There-were also hordes ​di' + 
- . . +The traverse of the heath, although hard going, ​was rewarded by the sighting ​of five Ground ​Parrots ​in flight in different parts of the plateau and by views to the south of Pigeon House and Currockbilly. 
-moSquitoes, as we found out uring the night; but the" ​memory of-the disCOmfOrtt ​was soon washed out by the dawn Of a perfect ​,day, with dos of birds flitting though the brush, and the view of the mist-filled valley below. + 
-We dropped down to the road near the highest ​'farm, crossing the Broger '​s ​Creelc ​ford, then plodded up the hill to the Woodhill Gap, and up the track, faint in parts, to the Drawing Room Rock.From 'here there were Wonderful ​views over the coastal plain and down the Valler ​Of Brogers into Kangaroo ValleyThe track continued ​ae far as the heathlands, where it lost itself (lost us, anyhow) in the lush grotth, so we 4owly sl4rted ​the east side of the swamp at about one Idle an hour to reach the Griffiths Trailagain. +We followed the Trail down to the pool, a pleasant spot for lunch, especially in springtime, ​when there are masses of wildflowers in bloom. Then up the track to the Reserve entrance, where we again admired the Trust'​s handiwork, and down the road to Ben Ricketts. 
-, L - + 
-The traverse'ofthe heath:, although hard going, ​mas rewarded by the +---- 
-of five-Ground ​P'​atrots ​in flightin different parts of the plateau and by views to the south of Pigeon House and CurrockbilIy+ 
-We followed the Trail- -down to the pool, 6. pieasrnt Spot for lunch, especially in springtime, ​then there ar +===== Notes On The Barren Grounds Area. ===== 
-the Reserve entrance, where we again admired the Trust'​s handiwork, and down the + 
-e masses ​of wildflrmer& ​in bloomThen up the track to road to -Ben RicliBtts.+=== The Pages of Ben Ricketts. === 
 + 
 +In 1948, or thereabouts,​ S.B.W'​s Rae and Peter Page built their home on a flat terrace beneath the cliffs of the Barren Grounds plateau. They are keen walkers and Nature lovers, and know all there is to know about the area - its scenic attractions,​ wild life, and flowers. 
 + 
 +For years now, old and new S.B.W'​s have journeyed to "​Pages"​ to enjoy their hospitality and the beauty at their back door. 
 + 
 +Those who haven'​t,​ or new members unaware of the area, are invited to call on Rae and Peter at "Ben Rickett'​s"​ , Mountain Road, Jamberoo, and learn something of the Barren Grounds Reserve and of the surrounding country. 
 + 
 +=== The Barren Ground Faunal Reserve No. 3. === 
 + 
 +(From Fauna Conservation and The Wildlife Refuge Idea (Fauna Protection 
 +Panel, 1960)). 
 + 
 +Barren Grounds Faunal Reserve, No.3, is on plateau land about 2,000 feet above sea level, west if Kiama and just above Jamberoo. At present, its area is about 3,600 acres covering large tracts of swampy heathlands which act as water supply regulators for streams which belong to the Kangaroo system, and so are important to the farmlands ​in the valleyWhere the swamps have given away to drier conditions the open forest takes over, and in the little valleys developed by the creeks before they tumble over the edge of the plateau, there are small stands of sub-tropical growth including tree ferns, black wattles and coachwoods. In consequence,​ there are several habitats each with good and growing fauna populations. Perhaps the most interesting environment is the heathlands. Here live at least two fairly rare species, the Ground (or Swamp) Parrot and the Eastern Bristle Bird and they are known to breed in this Reserve. Before the Grounds were dedicated as a Faunal Reserve, they had been under grazing licence. In addition to the effects of the actual grazing, the area was burned over regularly. Now the regrowth has been most outstanding and as the two rare birds mentioned above nest near or on the ground, the chances of regeneration should be very high. There are other natural attractions of high value on the Grounds; the swampy heaths give rise to floral splendour.... which beside bringing their array of Honey-eaters and other fauna, are a great attraction themselves to visitors. 
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 + 
 +To preserve the spirit of the Reserve camping in it should be restricted to the entrance, near the Ranger'​s Hut.
  
-NOTES ON THE BARREN GROUNDS AREA. +There are many walking tours in this area, outside the Faunal Reserve, e.g. Brogher'​s Creek, Gerringong Falls, Carrington Falls.
-THE PAGES OF BEN RICISTTS. +
- '​Iii 1948, or thereabouts,​ S.B.W'​s Ra-e-and Peter Page built their. home on flat terrace beneath the Cliffs of the Barren Grounds plateau. They are keen walkers and Nature lovers: and know all there is to know about the area - its scenic attractions,​ wild life, and flowers. +
-For years now, old and new S.B.111'​s have journeyed'​ to "​Pages"​ to enjoy their hospitality and the beauty at their back door. +
-' Those who haven'​t,​ or new members unaware of the nrea; are invited to call on Rae and Peter at "Ben Rickett.'​s"​ , Mountain Road, Jamber6o, and learn something of the Barren Grounds Reserve and of the surrounding cruntry. +
-THE EL.,RRE-14 GROUNDS F,A.UNAL RESERVE NO. +
-(From Fauna Conservation and. The Wildlife Refuge Idea Fauna Protection +
-Panel, 1960). +
-Barren Grounds Faunal Reserve, No.3', is on p1-4teau land-a bnut 2,000 feet above sea level:, west if Kiama and -just 'above Jamberbo. At present, its area i:s about 3;600 acres coVerifig large tracts of sizampy heathnds_ which act as water supply regulators for streams which belotig to the Kangaroo system, and so are-important to the farmlands in the valley. -Where the swamps have given away to drier conditions the open forest takes over., and in the little :valleys developed by the creeks before they tumble over the edge' of the plateau,, there are Small stands of' sub-trbpical grOwth inCluding tree ferns; blaCk-wa ttleS and ,​coachwoods. In consequence,​ there are several habitata '​each-with good and growing fkina populations. Perhaps '​themost interesting envir-ontherrb is th-d-heathlands. Here live at leb st two fairly 'rare species,- the Ground (or Swamp) Parrot and the Eastern Bristle Bird and they are known to breed in this Reserve.- Before the Grounds were dedicated as - a Faunal Reserve, they had been under grazing Iidence.-- In addition to the effects of the actual grazing, the area was blinded over regularly. Now the regriSirbli has: - been most out. standing and as the two rare birds mentioned above :nest near or oh the ground, the -Chances of regeneration should be vei". high. There are other riattral attracti-5ns of high value on the Grounds the swampy heaths give rise, to floral splendour ​ which beside bringing their array of Honey-eaters and other fauna, are a 'great attraction themselves to viSitors. +
-TO preserve-the spirit of the Reserve '​camping in it should be restricted to - the entrance, near the Ranger'​s Hut. +
-There are many walking tours in this area,, outside the Faunal Reserve, e g. Brogher'​s Creek, Gerringong Falls, Carrington Falls.+
  
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