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 === 328. April 1962. Price 1/-. === === 328. April 1962. Price 1/-. ===
  
-|**Editor**|DStuart ​Brooks, 5 Ingalara Rd, Wahroonga. 484343|+|**Editor**|Stuart ​Brooks, 5 Ingalara Rd, Wahroonga. 484343|
 |**Business Manager**|Brian Harvey| |**Business Manager**|Brian Harvey|
 |**Reproduction**|Denise Hull| |**Reproduction**|Denise Hull|
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 |Reunion Report| | 5| |Reunion Report| | 5|
 |A Our Annual General Meeting|Alex Colley| 8| |A Our Annual General Meeting|Alex Colley| 8|
-|Hkiing ​in Burma'​s Holy Hills|Marie B. Byles|10|+|Hiking ​in Burma'​s Holy Hills|Marie B. Byles|10|
 |Coming Walks| |12| |Coming Walks| |12|
 |The Rescue in Kanangra Gorge|Dot Butler|14| |The Rescue in Kanangra Gorge|Dot Butler|14|
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 __4th Ghost__. "I have thirty years' issues of S.B.W he can have. There'​s plenty of good stuff in them." __4th Ghost__. "I have thirty years' issues of S.B.W he can have. There'​s plenty of good stuff in them."
  
-__1st Ghost__. "What will Frank Ashdawn ​think?"​+__1st Ghost__. "What will Frank Ashdown ​think?"​
  
 __2nd Ghost__. ".... Frank Ashdown!"​ __2nd Ghost__. ".... Frank Ashdown!"​
  
-(Unfortunntely, a fit of coughing from the girls' bedroom did not permit me to hear this advice regarding Frank.)+(Unfortunately, a fit of coughing from the girls' bedroom did not permit me to hear this advice regarding Frank.)
  
 __3rd Ghost__. If you boys are going to be impolite, I'm going."​ (climbs hand over hand up the blind cord, walks upside down across the ceiling and disappears.) __3rd Ghost__. If you boys are going to be impolite, I'm going."​ (climbs hand over hand up the blind cord, walks upside down across the ceiling and disappears.)
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 The Iliad on the splendid achievements of the men of Anzac has yet to be written. The fine spirit in which the evacuation of Gallipoli was taken by those men and by their kinsman in Australia, is one of which this young nation may well be proud. Such spirit is a presage of ultimate victory. The Iliad on the splendid achievements of the men of Anzac has yet to be written. The fine spirit in which the evacuation of Gallipoli was taken by those men and by their kinsman in Australia, is one of which this young nation may well be proud. Such spirit is a presage of ultimate victory.
  
-Whatever regrets there may be for mistakes which robbed the noblest devotion and heroism of reward, and however ​poignaht ​the reflection may be that so many brave men died in vain, the story of a glorious failure will ever be cherished throughout every corner of the world where the British flag flies.+Whatever regrets there may be for mistakes which robbed the noblest devotion and heroism of reward, and however ​poignant ​the reflection may be that so many brave men died in vain, the story of a glorious failure will ever be cherished throughout every corner of the world where the British flag flies.
  
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 Some excellent groundwork was done by the Godfrey and his motor mower in hacking tracks through the Kunai grass. Despite a few disparaging remarks and grumbles - ("This is THE end!" - "Oh no! Not fire trails in Woods Ck!") the only ones ever seen to spurn the tracks and bash through the long virgin grass were a couple of odd bods tramping through the bush late on Saturday night searching for stretchers. Some excellent groundwork was done by the Godfrey and his motor mower in hacking tracks through the Kunai grass. Despite a few disparaging remarks and grumbles - ("This is THE end!" - "Oh no! Not fire trails in Woods Ck!") the only ones ever seen to spurn the tracks and bash through the long virgin grass were a couple of odd bods tramping through the bush late on Saturday night searching for stretchers.
  
-The scene was like a bushwalkers'​ Farnborough,​ with all the old models putting on a brave front, and the latest additions standing confident and gleaming amidst the sombre background of their more time and trail-worh counterparts. (Lest anyone be offended, I must hasten to make it perfectly clear that this last paragraph refers exclusively to items of equipment).+The scene was like a bushwalkers'​ Farnborough,​ with all the old models putting on a brave front, and the latest additions standing confident and gleaming amidst the sombre background of their more time and trail-worn counterparts. (Lest anyone be offended, I must hasten to make it perfectly clear that this last paragraph refers exclusively to items of equipment).
  
 The biggest bonanza was the Knightly entourage (neat word, eh?) boasting, as it did, a 10 x 8 marquee with floor, aluminium deck chairs, beach umbrella and pressure gas stove (Prospectives please note that this is __not__ standard walking gear). The biggest bonanza was the Knightly entourage (neat word, eh?) boasting, as it did, a 10 x 8 marquee with floor, aluminium deck chairs, beach umbrella and pressure gas stove (Prospectives please note that this is __not__ standard walking gear).
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 Came a few times then went to England, Italy\\ Came a few times then went to England, Italy\\
 and the rest. Yes someone she met there:\\ and the rest. Yes someone she met there:\\
-Someone keeps in touch. ​Surburban ​drudge.\\+Someone keeps in touch. ​Suburban ​drudge.\\
 We crossed the Cox in really bitter weather,\\ We crossed the Cox in really bitter weather,\\
 We used to go to symphonies together. We used to go to symphonies together.
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 As requested at our last meeting, Brian Harvey, Magazine Business Manager, had made inquiries about a new duplicator. Brian reported that, as a result of his investigations,​ he was of the opinion that a Rota machine, costing £129.7.6 would be suitable. The net cost to the Club, after allowing £l5 for a trade-in of the old machine, would be £114.7.6. He moved that we purchase the machine, the cost to be borne £50 by the Club and £64.7.6 by the magazine, which could afford this amount by reason of accumulated surpluses bringing cash in hand and at bank to £96.10. (Members will recall that Fred Kennedy donated £50 to Club funds for this purpose - the real net cost to Club funds would therefore be nil under Brian'​s proposal). The motion was well received. Jack Gentle pointed out that the duplicator was the hardest worked machine in the Club. Clem Hallstrom'​s main concern was that we were not spending enough, and he moved an amendment that the amount should be increased by £40. This was debated at some length. Brian told is that the only difference between the model he proposed and the next most expensive, costing another £70 was that the more expensive machine was electrically operated. Colin Putt said that, from an engineering viewpoint, if the machine was strong enough to withstand the battering of mechanica1 motivation it would be adequately strong for hand operation. Colin counselled spending the money immediately on a new machine before we had time to think of something else quite useless to spend it on. Ray Kirkby was of the opinion that our choice should be determined by whether it was the machine or the operator, Denise Hull, that would wear. In reply Brian strongly recommended the hand operated machine. He said it would do the job adequately and was simple and easy to service. His motion was carried. As requested at our last meeting, Brian Harvey, Magazine Business Manager, had made inquiries about a new duplicator. Brian reported that, as a result of his investigations,​ he was of the opinion that a Rota machine, costing £129.7.6 would be suitable. The net cost to the Club, after allowing £l5 for a trade-in of the old machine, would be £114.7.6. He moved that we purchase the machine, the cost to be borne £50 by the Club and £64.7.6 by the magazine, which could afford this amount by reason of accumulated surpluses bringing cash in hand and at bank to £96.10. (Members will recall that Fred Kennedy donated £50 to Club funds for this purpose - the real net cost to Club funds would therefore be nil under Brian'​s proposal). The motion was well received. Jack Gentle pointed out that the duplicator was the hardest worked machine in the Club. Clem Hallstrom'​s main concern was that we were not spending enough, and he moved an amendment that the amount should be increased by £40. This was debated at some length. Brian told is that the only difference between the model he proposed and the next most expensive, costing another £70 was that the more expensive machine was electrically operated. Colin Putt said that, from an engineering viewpoint, if the machine was strong enough to withstand the battering of mechanica1 motivation it would be adequately strong for hand operation. Colin counselled spending the money immediately on a new machine before we had time to think of something else quite useless to spend it on. Ray Kirkby was of the opinion that our choice should be determined by whether it was the machine or the operator, Denise Hull, that would wear. In reply Brian strongly recommended the hand operated machine. He said it would do the job adequately and was simple and easy to service. His motion was carried.
  
-Next Jack Gentle explained to the meeting the purpese ​of his constitutional amendment. He said that one of the reasons for writing letters to Federation, instead of leaving Club business to our delegates, was that Federation delegates were not on committee and did not always attend general meetings. He thought it would be an advantage too if the term of our delegates corresponded with the Club year. This would enable Federation delegates from other Clubs to get to know them before the annual election of Federation delegates in July. The amendment was carried.+Next Jack Gentle explained to the meeting the purpose ​of his constitutional amendment. He said that one of the reasons for writing letters to Federation, instead of leaving Club business to our delegates, was that Federation delegates were not on committee and did not always attend general meetings. He thought it would be an advantage too if the term of our delegates corresponded with the Club year. This would enable Federation delegates from other Clubs to get to know them before the annual election of Federation delegates in July. The amendment was carried.
  
 In his walks report Wilf Hilder told us that his exploration of the Block-up area at the beginning of February had been attended by three prospectives who had walked and swam very well. The Saturday walk on the Grose on the same weekend was hot. Camp sites along the Grose, always few, are now non-existent between the Faulconbridge track and Burralow Creek. On the week-end of 16, 17 and 18, the weather was so bad that Stuart Brooks with four members and four prospectives was unable to determine his exact position in the mists which encompassed Mountain Lagoon, with Frank Ashdown'​s beach trip with Brian Harvey'​s Boat trip were cancelled. Alice Smith'​s Wood's Creek - Burralow Creek trip on the next week-end was attended by 6 members and 1 prospective. The instructional week-end, led by Dick Child, was enjoyed by 6 Members, 10 prospectives and 1 visitor. Wilf also told us that the Gundangeroo area was now covered by two Lands Department maps. In his walks report Wilf Hilder told us that his exploration of the Block-up area at the beginning of February had been attended by three prospectives who had walked and swam very well. The Saturday walk on the Grose on the same weekend was hot. Camp sites along the Grose, always few, are now non-existent between the Faulconbridge track and Burralow Creek. On the week-end of 16, 17 and 18, the weather was so bad that Stuart Brooks with four members and four prospectives was unable to determine his exact position in the mists which encompassed Mountain Lagoon, with Frank Ashdown'​s beach trip with Brian Harvey'​s Boat trip were cancelled. Alice Smith'​s Wood's Creek - Burralow Creek trip on the next week-end was attended by 6 members and 1 prospective. The instructional week-end, led by Dick Child, was enjoyed by 6 Members, 10 prospectives and 1 visitor. Wilf also told us that the Gundangeroo area was now covered by two Lands Department maps.
  
-In response to a request from Federation, Brian Harvey moved, and it was resolved, that the S.B.W provide suitable camp fire entertainment,​ in keeping with the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the reservation of Bluegum forest, at the Federational annual reunion to be held there this year. At Ron Knightley'​s suggestion, Wal Roots was made the convenor of a committee to orgenise ​the entertainment. Delegates reported that Federation was seriously concerned about our report (from last meeting) of the proposed bulldozed road over Cloudmaker.+In response to a request from Federation, Brian Harvey moved, and it was resolved, that the S.B.W provide suitable camp fire entertainment,​ in keeping with the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the reservation of Bluegum forest, at the Federational annual reunion to be held there this year. At Ron Knightley'​s suggestion, Wal Roots was made the convenor of a committee to organise ​the entertainment. Delegates reported that Federation was seriously concerned about our report (from last meeting) of the proposed bulldozed road over Cloudmaker.
  
 It was decided to leave the annual subscription and entrance fee unchanged. It was decided to leave the annual subscription and entrance fee unchanged.
  
-Jim Brown reported more dog traps in walking country (one went off and grazed his shoe). The traps are on the Sassafras-Tolwong Road, beyond the good motor road and on the track along the south side of Jerricknorra Creek near the Gap leading to Hadboro ​Creek.+Jim Brown reported more dog traps in walking country (one went off and grazed his shoe). The traps are on the Sassafras-Tolwong Road, beyond the good motor road and on the track along the south side of Jerricknorra Creek near the Gap leading to Yadboro ​Creek.
  
-In general business Elsie Bruggy appealed for lady search and rescue members. Phyllis Ratcliffe suggested that, in our lectures to scouts we should tell them more about light weight gear, and in particuliar, advise little scouts not to carry big heavy ropes, great gridirons and other backbreaking paraphenalia.+In general business Elsie Bruggy appealed for lady search and rescue members. Phyllis Ratcliffe suggested that, in our lectures to scouts we should tell them more about light weight gear, and in particular, advise little scouts not to carry big heavy ropes, great gridirons and other backbreaking paraphenalia.
  
 Heather Joyce offered the thanks of S. and R. to the people out on two recent searches. One hundred and two had turned out for the Katoomba search, which had occasioned very favourable comment from the police. It might prove possible to recompense searchers from public funds. Heather Joyce offered the thanks of S. and R. to the people out on two recent searches. One hundred and two had turned out for the Katoomba search, which had occasioned very favourable comment from the police. It might prove possible to recompense searchers from public funds.
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 But even though it was only hiking I thoroughly enjoyed the days I was taken on pilgrimage up the sacred Sagaing hills this Christmas. They were a break in the life at meditation centres of which I have told in Journey into Burmese Silence that Allen and Unwin have just published. Nearly every crest of these holy hills is crowned with a white and gold pagoda instead of a prosaic cairn or trig station and you are always meeting mythological beasts and golden Buddha statues and curious Nuts, the effigies of nature-spirits. But even though it was only hiking I thoroughly enjoyed the days I was taken on pilgrimage up the sacred Sagaing hills this Christmas. They were a break in the life at meditation centres of which I have told in Journey into Burmese Silence that Allen and Unwin have just published. Nearly every crest of these holy hills is crowned with a white and gold pagoda instead of a prosaic cairn or trig station and you are always meeting mythological beasts and golden Buddha statues and curious Nuts, the effigies of nature-spirits.
  
-We crossed the wide Irrawaddy river in a boat like a bird painted with gay designs, climbed up the muddy banks to a flagged footpath whose entrance was guarded by two lifelike dragons. Their tails were firmly held by a mythological bird perched on a stone archway. This bird likes eating ​dregons ​as a change of diet from worms, but as the dragons don't like being eaten there is sometimes a difference of opinion between them.+We crossed the wide Irrawaddy river in a boat like a bird painted with gay designs, climbed up the muddy banks to a flagged footpath whose entrance was guarded by two lifelike dragons. Their tails were firmly held by a mythological bird perched on a stone archway. This bird likes eating ​dragons ​as a change of diet from worms, but as the dragons don't like being eaten there is sometimes a difference of opinion between them.
  
-The path mounts steeply passing various humble bamboo nunneries roofed sometimes with the very latest roofing material, corrigated iron which must make them something like ovens in Summer. Above them are paletial ​monasteries,​ of course all with corrigated iron roofs! One is so magnificent that even a luxourous hotel could hardly better it. The Sagaing Hills are composed of a metamorphosed limestone riddled with caves. In this palatial monastery the caves have been carefully rounded, floored and whitewashed. They provide comfortable bedrooms warm in winter and a cool escape in summer from the space beneath the corrigated iron, I imagine.+The path mounts steeply passing various humble bamboo nunneries roofed sometimes with the very latest roofing material, corrigated iron which must make them something like ovens in Summer. Above them are palatial ​monasteries,​ of course all with corrigated iron roofs! One is so magnificent that even a luxourous hotel could hardly better it. The Sagaing Hills are composed of a metamorphosed limestone riddled with caves. In this palatial monastery the caves have been carefully rounded, floored and whitewashed. They provide comfortable bedrooms warm in winter and a cool escape in summer from the space beneath the corrigated iron, I imagine.
  
 Higher up, the nunneries and monasteries become fewer and fewer, likewise the huge concrete water tanks with cement catchment areas generally guarded by two faithful dragons whose long tails keep away both rubbish and human beings. Higher up, the nunneries and monasteries become fewer and fewer, likewise the huge concrete water tanks with cement catchment areas generally guarded by two faithful dragons whose long tails keep away both rubbish and human beings.
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 However, there are large earthenware pots containing drinking water - except being a foreigner it is unwise to drink unboiled water - at convenient resting places, and tea-shops and stalls at all the principal shrines, and no lack of strictly teetotal beverages for the hundreds of pilgrims who come every sabbath day and sometimes on other days also. Many of them have come from the most distant parts of Burma and it it usually these who fill the offering boxes at the Shrines with especially generous donations for the upkeep of the pagodas. And pagodas need ceaseless upkeep; usually some part of them spoils the photograph by being draped in scaffolding or bamboo-matting or women labourers carrying anything up to 140 lbs on their heads. However, there are large earthenware pots containing drinking water - except being a foreigner it is unwise to drink unboiled water - at convenient resting places, and tea-shops and stalls at all the principal shrines, and no lack of strictly teetotal beverages for the hundreds of pilgrims who come every sabbath day and sometimes on other days also. Many of them have come from the most distant parts of Burma and it it usually these who fill the offering boxes at the Shrines with especially generous donations for the upkeep of the pagodas. And pagodas need ceaseless upkeep; usually some part of them spoils the photograph by being draped in scaffolding or bamboo-matting or women labourers carrying anything up to 140 lbs on their heads.
  
-But perhaps the most satisfying aspect of the sacred hills are the countless small pagodas falling into ruin which no one bothers to repair. Gradually the coating of white washed concrete chips off aided by a few earthquakes and reveals the red bricks beneath, the most vulnerable of all materils ​to the trembling of the earth. One large pagoda has had a huge piece bitten out of it by an earthquake and now stands perilously above monasteries,​ nunneries and a lime-makers village. I said these ruinous pagodas are the best feature of the hills; this is not on account of their beauty but because they insure that the hills will never be over populated; for you may never destroy a pagoda or build on its sacred ground, and always must you remove your shoes in its precints ​even though the prickles are as big as needles and far stronger.+But perhaps the most satisfying aspect of the sacred hills are the countless small pagodas falling into ruin which no one bothers to repair. Gradually the coating of white washed concrete chips off aided by a few earthquakes and reveals the red bricks beneath, the most vulnerable of all materials ​to the trembling of the earth. One large pagoda has had a huge piece bitten out of it by an earthquake and now stands perilously above monasteries,​ nunneries and a lime-makers village. I said these ruinous pagodas are the best feature of the hills; this is not on account of their beauty but because they insure that the hills will never be over populated; for you may never destroy a pagoda or build on its sacred ground, and always must you remove your shoes in its precincts ​even though the prickles are as big as needles and far stronger.
  
 A little further up the Irrawaddy river arc the sacred hills of Mingun where you may travel along sandy tracks in bullock waggons, far pleasanter for tender white feet in the noonday tropic sun. Here the lower hills are composed of hardened sand, former alluvia1 flats of the river. Birds hollow out holes in them for nests and monks for meditation caves, but as the caves are prone to fall in, the meditator would have to be fairly proficient to sit in them without distraction. A little further up the Irrawaddy river arc the sacred hills of Mingun where you may travel along sandy tracks in bullock waggons, far pleasanter for tender white feet in the noonday tropic sun. Here the lower hills are composed of hardened sand, former alluvia1 flats of the river. Birds hollow out holes in them for nests and monks for meditation caves, but as the caves are prone to fall in, the meditator would have to be fairly proficient to sit in them without distraction.
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-Overheard in the clubroom. "​He'​s a real puritan. ​HuTs myver got over being born in bed with a lady."+Overheard in the clubroom. "​He'​s a real puritan. ​He's never got over being born in bed with a lady."
  
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-1 across. - Silence a letter to make a product that wasn't very popular at a rencent ​social evening.+1 across. - Silence a letter to make a product that wasn't very popular at a recent ​social evening.
  
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 === April. === === April. ===
  
-__13.14.15__. St. Anthony'​s - Haunted House - Yeola - Kiama. 25m. R. Leader: Peter Stitt. MX3381 extn 238 (B). Private transport. A mystery walk. Be warned, Peter has not been here and is going on Boy Brown'​s advice. Good wilking ​country, so should be quite intersting. Would probably be classed as a test walk.+__13.14.15__. St. Anthony'​s - Haunted House - Yeola - Kiama. 25m. R. Leader: Peter Stitt. MX3381 extn 238 (B). Private transport. A mystery walk. Be warned, Peter has not been here and is going on Boy Brown'​s advice. Good walking ​country, so should be quite interesting. Would probably be classed as a test walk.
  
 __19.20.21.22.23__. Easter (as if you didn't know). There are three official walks going. Prospectives should note that while these are not marked as __test walks__ they may be accepted as such on a recommendation of the leader. Moral; Look after the leader. __19.20.21.22.23__. Easter (as if you didn't know). There are three official walks going. Prospectives should note that while these are not marked as __test walks__ they may be accepted as such on a recommendation of the leader. Moral; Look after the leader.
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 1. Cars to "The Vines" - the Castle and return - 30m - R. Fascinating,​ spectacular country and good walking. You can learn a bit about it before you go by reading Colin Watson'​s article in this year's "The Bushwalker"​. If you haven'​t a copy (3/-) see David Ingram. Leader Eric Adcock - U 3257. Private transport. 1. Cars to "The Vines" - the Castle and return - 30m - R. Fascinating,​ spectacular country and good walking. You can learn a bit about it before you go by reading Colin Watson'​s article in this year's "The Bushwalker"​. If you haven'​t a copy (3/-) see David Ingram. Leader Eric Adcock - U 3257. Private transport.
  
-2. Glen Davis - Capertee R. - Mt. Uraterer - Capertoe ​R - Wolgan R. - Newnes Glen Davis. 48m. R. A trip for the rugged and energetic. (A poor sense of smell will also be an advantage if Wilf takes his acetylene lamp). This is challenging,​ interesting country where if you take your eye off the map and compass for more than 5 minutes, you're a case for S & R. See Wilf Hilder - XB3144 - Private Transport.+2. Glen Davis - Capertee R. - Mt. Uraterer - Capertee ​R - Wolgan R. - Newnes Glen Davis. 48m. R. A trip for the rugged and energetic. (A poor sense of smell will also be an advantage if Wilf takes his acetylene lamp). This is challenging,​ interesting country where if you take your eye off the map and compass for more than 5 minutes, you're a case for S & R. See Wilf Hilder - XB3144 - Private Transport.
  
-3. Badgery'​s - Iron Pot Ck - Tolwong Plateau - Tim's Gully -Shoalhaven R - Badgery'​s - 40 M. This is good walking country. Half the walk is on the tops through woodlands - half along the river. River crpssings ​are necessary but most can be waded if the river is low enough. However, you'll have to swim the Block-Up - about 100 yards. (If you're like the leader and can't make that distance you'll just float down on your pack, too). Leader - Stuart Brooks - J 4343. Private Transport.+3. Badgery'​s - Iron Pot Ck - Tolwong Plateau - Tim's Gully - Shoalhaven R - Badgery'​s - 40 M. This is good walking country. Half the walk is on the tops through woodlands - half along the river. River crossings ​are necessary but most can be waded if the river is low enough. However, you'll have to swim the Block-Up - about 100 yards. (If you're like the leader and can't make that distance you'll just float down on your pack, too). Leader - Stuart Brooks - J 4343. Private Transport.
  
 __28.29__. Blackheath - Blue Gum - Lockley'​s Pylon - Return. Leader John White - Mx2271 (B) XW6526 - 16m. A perennial favourite you'll really enjoy - Rugged Grose scenery. Beautiful Blue Gum Forest and an __interesting__ walk up Lockleys. 12.50 pm train from Central to Blackheath. __28.29__. Blackheath - Blue Gum - Lockley'​s Pylon - Return. Leader John White - Mx2271 (B) XW6526 - 16m. A perennial favourite you'll really enjoy - Rugged Grose scenery. Beautiful Blue Gum Forest and an __interesting__ walk up Lockleys. 12.50 pm train from Central to Blackheath.
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 === May. === === May. ===
  
-__4.5.6__. Barallier - Murrun Ck - Bindock Gorge - Murrun Ck - Barallier - 25m R. Rugged stuff. A trip for the experinced ​walker, to whom it should prove most interesting. Leader - Mick Elfick. Private Transport.+__4.5.6__. Barallier - Murrun Ck - Bindock Gorge - Murrun Ck - Barallier - 25m R. Rugged stuff. A trip for the experienced ​walker, to whom it should prove most interesting. Leader - Mick Elfick. Private Transport.
  
 __5.6__. Glenbrook - St. Helena - Western Ck - Martin'​s lookout - Springwood. Pleasant country. Should be a nice relaxing kind of walk. Leader Lynette White - JF6065 (B). __5.6__. Glenbrook - St. Helena - Western Ck - Martin'​s lookout - Springwood. Pleasant country. Should be a nice relaxing kind of walk. Leader Lynette White - JF6065 (B).
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 === Paddy Made. === === Paddy Made. ===
  
-Who'going walking this Easter?? __You__ are!!!+Who'going walking this Easter?? __You__ are!!!
  
 Then here is a handy reminder list to help you put the right gear in your rucksack and really __enjoy the weekend__. Then here is a handy reminder list to help you put the right gear in your rucksack and really __enjoy the weekend__.
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 __No__!!! __No__!!!
  
-You're taking the car on a camping trip with the kids. Perhaps an air-bed or stretcher will ease the ageing bones. We have pletity ​of handy items just for car campers. Come in.+You're taking the car on a camping trip with the kids. Perhaps an air-bed or stretcher will ease the ageing bones. We have plenty ​of handy items just for car campers. Come in.
  
 We'll be busy at Easter - so see us soon!!! We'll be busy at Easter - so see us soon!!!
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 P.S. Ask to see our latest super lightweight nylon-groundsheet-capes - weight 9 ozs!!! P.S. Ask to see our latest super lightweight nylon-groundsheet-capes - weight 9 ozs!!!
  
-Paddy Palling ​Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear.+Paddy Pallin ​Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear.
  
 201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. BM 2683. 201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. BM 2683.
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 Dot Butler. Dot Butler.
  
-The steep country south-east from Jenolan is gashed by a series of three thousand foot deep chasms down whose precipitous sides waterfalls roar, then tumble as swift flowing creeks down dark narrow boulder-filled gorges. They are savage, lonely places, visible only to the tourist on Kanangra Plateau as near-vertical cliffs hung with close vegetation and dripping ferns, in the early morning sea of mist out of which isolated black peaks peep like islands in an eerie polar sea. To the eager young climber or bushwalker this is the country of his dreams, where his call to adventure is fulfilled. An aura of excitment ​hangs round the place names - Murdering Gully, Kanangra Gorge, Danai Brook, Thurat Rift, the Pooken Deep.+The steep country south-east from Jenolan is gashed by a series of three thousand foot deep chasms down whose precipitous sides waterfalls roar, then tumble as swift flowing creeks down dark narrow boulder-filled gorges. They are savage, lonely places, visible only to the tourist on Kanangra Plateau as near-vertical cliffs hung with close vegetation and dripping ferns, in the early morning sea of mist out of which isolated black peaks peep like islands in an eerie polar sea. To the eager young climber or bushwalker this is the country of his dreams, where his call to adventure is fulfilled. An aura of excitement ​hangs round the place names - Murdering Gully, Kanangra Gorge, Danai Brook, Thurat Rift, the Pooken Deep.
  
 Fired by enthusiasm a party of young people, members of the Sydney University Climbing Club, set out for the big adventure, a descent of Kanangra Gorge, returning to the Plateau by way of Murdering Gully. They carefully practiced their newly learnt art of abseiling, being careful to select adequate belays, to tie the approved knots and handle the ropes correctly. The accident happened so suddenly. Some of the boys had successfully descended the cliff by the waterfal1, but a long time elapsed before the rest of the party showed up. It was nearing dusk. Young Dick Donaghey had climbed to a ledge beside the waterfall to give assistance to one of the girls as he came down. He grinned encouragement - "​It'​s nearly over," he said and stepped forward impulsively to help her. His foot slipped on the wet slimey rock and his horrified friends saw him slide down a waterfall chute to lie, an inert heap, in the creek some 30 feet below. He was in great pain as they picked him up and carefully carried him to the only bit of level ground they could find, a few square yards at the side of the gorge sheltered by a small clump of trees. Here they spent an anxious night, sleeping fitfully, and at first light on Sunday morning the fastest members of the group set out for help. They drove back to Caves House and got the loan of ropes, axes and a stretcher, and as luck would have it they also got Bob Binks who was just returning from a fishing trip with a couple of friends. Bob had decided that instead of heading straight for home he would make a side trip to show them Kanangra Walls, when he was accosted by this group of worried boys. "Are you a medical practitioner?"​ asked their spokesman deferentially. "​Yes,"​ said Bob, "I am a medical practitioner."​ "Are you a practicing qualified medical practioner?"​ "​Look,"​ said Bob who didn't think he could get his tongue around a sentence like that, "​Let'​s cut the formalities,​ I can see you're in trouble. I'm a doctor; what can I do to help you?" So the relieved boys poured out the whole story and Bob went straight back with them. Fired by enthusiasm a party of young people, members of the Sydney University Climbing Club, set out for the big adventure, a descent of Kanangra Gorge, returning to the Plateau by way of Murdering Gully. They carefully practiced their newly learnt art of abseiling, being careful to select adequate belays, to tie the approved knots and handle the ropes correctly. The accident happened so suddenly. Some of the boys had successfully descended the cliff by the waterfal1, but a long time elapsed before the rest of the party showed up. It was nearing dusk. Young Dick Donaghey had climbed to a ledge beside the waterfall to give assistance to one of the girls as he came down. He grinned encouragement - "​It'​s nearly over," he said and stepped forward impulsively to help her. His foot slipped on the wet slimey rock and his horrified friends saw him slide down a waterfall chute to lie, an inert heap, in the creek some 30 feet below. He was in great pain as they picked him up and carefully carried him to the only bit of level ground they could find, a few square yards at the side of the gorge sheltered by a small clump of trees. Here they spent an anxious night, sleeping fitfully, and at first light on Sunday morning the fastest members of the group set out for help. They drove back to Caves House and got the loan of ropes, axes and a stretcher, and as luck would have it they also got Bob Binks who was just returning from a fishing trip with a couple of friends. Bob had decided that instead of heading straight for home he would make a side trip to show them Kanangra Walls, when he was accosted by this group of worried boys. "Are you a medical practitioner?"​ asked their spokesman deferentially. "​Yes,"​ said Bob, "I am a medical practitioner."​ "Are you a practicing qualified medical practioner?"​ "​Look,"​ said Bob who didn't think he could get his tongue around a sentence like that, "​Let'​s cut the formalities,​ I can see you're in trouble. I'm a doctor; what can I do to help you?" So the relieved boys poured out the whole story and Bob went straight back with them.
  
-Back in the gorge a silent group sat with their injured friend. There was little they could do to ease his pain. When Bob arrived he diagnosed the trouble, gave pain-killing drugs, strapped up the broken feet with adhesive bandages bandaged up the sprained wrist and cut chin, and stayed with the patient till late afternoon. It soon became evident that the party was not strong enough to try rescue operations. When they tried out the borrowed stretcher its shafts broke and it is still lying down in Kanangra Gorge, unused. Leaving five of the boys with Dick, Bob and the rest of the party climbed out of the Gorge, drove down to Caves House, and sent an S.O.S. through to Sydney that this was a Search and Rescue job, and all available manpower, especially rock-climers, would be needed. Swiftly Paddy Pallin, ​Ninin Melville and the various Clubs' S. & R. contact officers went into action, and the telephone wires ran hot.+Back in the gorge a silent group sat with their injured friend. There was little they could do to ease his pain. When Bob arrived he diagnosed the trouble, gave pain-killing drugs, strapped up the broken feet with adhesive bandages bandaged up the sprained wrist and cut chin, and stayed with the patient till late afternoon. It soon became evident that the party was not strong enough to try rescue operations. When they tried out the borrowed stretcher its shafts broke and it is still lying down in Kanangra Gorge, unused. Leaving five of the boys with Dick, Bob and the rest of the party climbed out of the Gorge, drove down to Caves House, and sent an S.O.S. through to Sydney that this was a Search and Rescue job, and all available manpower, especially rock-climbers, would be needed. Swiftly Paddy Pallin, ​Ninian ​Melville and the various Clubs' S. & R. contact officers went into action, and the telephone wires ran hot.
  
 Meanwhile, how are the potential rescuers spending their time, unaware of what is in store for them? Speaking for the Bushwalkers,​ it so happened that this week-end was their annual Reunion. Round the merry campfire Paddy had pranced all Saturday night, leading the community in song, and as one of the re-uners I didn't get any sleep either, but who cares, we can fall into bed and sleep like logs when we get home on Sunday night. That sounds very nice in theory, but what actually happens? I have just hit the pillow at 9 p m. when the phone rings. Can I set out immediately for a rescue down Kanangra Gorge? Yes, of course I'm available. Very well then, David Roots will collect Rus Kippax and Les Tattersall of the Rock Climbing Club and then will pick up me. Be ready to leave in half an hour. So I put on my shorts and shirt again, get out the pack and put in nylon rope, sling and Karabiner, 8 bananas and a tin of herrings which seems to be the only food left in the house, and a sleeping bag, hoping there may a chance for an hour's sleep when we get to Kanangra. Then the Rootsie'​s waggon arrives and we are away. Meanwhile, how are the potential rescuers spending their time, unaware of what is in store for them? Speaking for the Bushwalkers,​ it so happened that this week-end was their annual Reunion. Round the merry campfire Paddy had pranced all Saturday night, leading the community in song, and as one of the re-uners I didn't get any sleep either, but who cares, we can fall into bed and sleep like logs when we get home on Sunday night. That sounds very nice in theory, but what actually happens? I have just hit the pillow at 9 p m. when the phone rings. Can I set out immediately for a rescue down Kanangra Gorge? Yes, of course I'm available. Very well then, David Roots will collect Rus Kippax and Les Tattersall of the Rock Climbing Club and then will pick up me. Be ready to leave in half an hour. So I put on my shorts and shirt again, get out the pack and put in nylon rope, sling and Karabiner, 8 bananas and a tin of herrings which seems to be the only food left in the house, and a sleeping bag, hoping there may a chance for an hour's sleep when we get to Kanangra. Then the Rootsie'​s waggon arrives and we are away.
  
-Crammed in the front seat we made the long journey through the night, and just as dawn was streaking the sky saw the half dozen cars pulled up by the roadside near the mud hut site. A sleeping-bagged figure sat up in one of the cars and a torch showed up Paddy'​s face. "Try to get half an hour's sleep till the others arrive,"​ he said. So we rolled into our bags and tried to sleep, but not very successfully,​ and then Nin was getting the party up and organised. He put Dave Roots in charge of the cliff rescue operations, so he and Rus and Les and I, together with Colin Oloman who had brouent ​up the news of the accident, dodging the newspaper reporters and photographers,​ took off about 6 a.m. to go down into the gorge and reconnoitre the best way to bring Dick out. Colin led us down the way his party had gone, but instead of following their route down by the side of the waterfall we did a couple of long abseils which got us down more quickly, and by about 9 o'​clock we were down having our first look at the patient. He was a quiet, dark, good-looking lad. It was a pity his chivalry had put him in this predicament.+Crammed in the front seat we made the long journey through the night, and just as dawn was streaking the sky saw the half dozen cars pulled up by the roadside near the mud hut site. A sleeping-bagged figure sat up in one of the cars and a torch showed up Paddy'​s face. "Try to get half an hour's sleep till the others arrive,"​ he said. So we rolled into our bags and tried to sleep, but not very successfully,​ and then Nin was getting the party up and organised. He put Dave Roots in charge of the cliff rescue operations, so he and Rus and Les and I, together with Colin Oloman who had brought ​up the news of the accident, dodging the newspaper reporters and photographers,​ took off about 6 a.m. to go down into the gorge and reconnoitre the best way to bring Dick out. Colin led us down the way his party had gone, but instead of following their route down by the side of the waterfall we did a couple of long abseils which got us down more quickly, and by about 9 o'​clock we were down having our first look at the patient. He was a quiet, dark, good-looking lad. It was a pity his chivalry had put him in this predicament.
  
 We now had a close inspection of the three possible ways out, chose the one we liked best and sent up a pre-arranged signal to Col Oloman who had waited up above the waterfall. He went back to the waiting cars to bring the men and equipment to the top of our rescue route, and for two or three hours while awaiting their arrival with the ropes and stretcher we reconnoitred up and down the rock faces, cleared away some of the debris and vegetable growth on our selected route, and then had a brief snooze in the sun. Dave Roots and Rus got their heads together and worked out the mechanics of the flying-fox ropeways they would need, Dave lugging around a small pack heavy with his beloved pitons, expansion bolts, escaliers, piton hammer and all the rest of the ironmongery. Is it U or non-U to climb mountains with all these mechanical aids? I had rather inclined to the latter belief, but have now completely reversed my opinion; without David and his ironmongery they would never have got the boy out. David worked with all the ardour of an artist at his work, and enjoyed every minute of it. We now had a close inspection of the three possible ways out, chose the one we liked best and sent up a pre-arranged signal to Col Oloman who had waited up above the waterfall. He went back to the waiting cars to bring the men and equipment to the top of our rescue route, and for two or three hours while awaiting their arrival with the ropes and stretcher we reconnoitred up and down the rock faces, cleared away some of the debris and vegetable growth on our selected route, and then had a brief snooze in the sun. Dave Roots and Rus got their heads together and worked out the mechanics of the flying-fox ropeways they would need, Dave lugging around a small pack heavy with his beloved pitons, expansion bolts, escaliers, piton hammer and all the rest of the ironmongery. Is it U or non-U to climb mountains with all these mechanical aids? I had rather inclined to the latter belief, but have now completely reversed my opinion; without David and his ironmongery they would never have got the boy out. David worked with all the ardour of an artist at his work, and enjoyed every minute of it.
  
-Ndw here is a pleasant little entre-act which may entertain the audience. Rus asked me to do a bit of scouting around up the precipice to see if I could find an alternative way out for the camp-followers,​ i.e. those who weren'​t directly engaged in ferrying the stretcher across, so that they wouldn'​t clutter up the route. Accordingly I went up a wall and up a craggy bit of rock outcrop and then found myself in a high hanging gulley with a 30 ft. mudslide which led to the tree line above. Thinking, it would be safer if I had an ice axe to dig steps up the mud, I cast around for a likely piece of stick to use and found something about 15 inches long that looked like a useful tool. When I finally surmounted the climb and was about to throw away my trusty tool I took a look at it and discovered it was a human leg bone. Now here was an enthralling mystery for the police to solve! But how was I to take the bone back? I couldn'​t climb with it in my hand, and if I threw it down I might lose it. Should I climb down with it clenched between my teeth? I eyed it speculatively,​ but it looked too grisly for that, so I finally shoved it down my shirtfront and descended. By the time I got back to the boys the rest of the party was arriving, and the stretcher was on its way down. I showed my trophy to one of the lads who was a vet student, but he said it wasn't any animal bone that he knew. I could have told him that. They urged me to throw it away as it was bad luck, but no, I wanted to keep it to show to Dr. Binks. I put it on top of my pack with my jumpers but later on when I retrieved my pack the bone had vanished. Without an Exhibit the police would have nothing to go on, so there the story will have to close the mystery remain unsolved.+Now here is a pleasant little entre-act which may entertain the audience. Rus asked me to do a bit of scouting around up the precipice to see if I could find an alternative way out for the camp-followers,​ i.e. those who weren'​t directly engaged in ferrying the stretcher across, so that they wouldn'​t clutter up the route. Accordingly I went up a wall and up a craggy bit of rock outcrop and then found myself in a high hanging gulley with a 30 ft. mudslide which led to the tree line above. Thinking, it would be safer if I had an ice axe to dig steps up the mud, I cast around for a likely piece of stick to use and found something about 15 inches long that looked like a useful tool. When I finally surmounted the climb and was about to throw away my trusty tool I took a look at it and discovered it was a human leg bone. Now here was an enthralling mystery for the police to solve! But how was I to take the bone back? I couldn'​t climb with it in my hand, and if I threw it down I might lose it. Should I climb down with it clenched between my teeth? I eyed it speculatively,​ but it looked too grisly for that, so I finally shoved it down my shirtfront and descended. By the time I got back to the boys the rest of the party was arriving, and the stretcher was on its way down. I showed my trophy to one of the lads who was a vet student, but he said it wasn't any animal bone that he knew. I could have told him that. They urged me to throw it away as it was bad luck, but no, I wanted to keep it to show to Dr. Binks. I put it on top of my pack with my jumpers but later on when I retrieved my pack the bone had vanished. Without an Exhibit the police would have nothing to go on, so there the story will have to close the mystery remain unsolved.
  
 The boys down in the gully had now strapped Dick into the canvas and bamboo stretcher loaned by the Police, and could be seen as tiny ant-like figures bringing him up the rocky moraine to the base of the cliff. Here the full difficulty of the situation burst upon them. How were the bearers going to be able to help with the stretcher when the cliff was nearly vertical, slightly bulging, and had nothing in the way of handholds and footholds except for a narrow line suitable for only one person at a time? A rope was taken up the cliff to a small tree about a hundred feet above, but it was clearly impossible to drag up the stretcher by brute force over the bulge. I had been telling Rus Kippax how, at an S & R Demonstration a couple of years back, I had been the victim and Col Putt had "​rescued"​ me by pick-a-backing me like a sack of coals slung over his shoulder by my arms and lying down his back. Looking down from my high perch where I was helping the boys peg out a ropeway along the cliff face I saw that Rus had decided to try this method. Dick was unstrapped from the stretcher, tied to Rus back by means of a bos'​un'​s chair, with his poor bandaged feet dangling, and Rus started his Herculean climb. He was belayed from the tree up top hand had a thin nylon handline to pull on when necessary, but he took the whole of Dick's weight as he climbed. Yarmak (Graham Nelson) followed behind, to give a shove if and when possible, the boys up top heaved on the belay rope, and inch by inch up they came. The rope tying Dick round Rus's chest slipped up and nearly throttled him. There were frantic shouts of "Ease off!" "Ease off!" Rus collected his breath for a few seconds, then it was on again. By the time he surmounted the climb the boys were hauling in the last of the 120 ft of rope, and Rus collapsed on the ledge just about done in. God what an effort! and what a man! The boys down in the gully had now strapped Dick into the canvas and bamboo stretcher loaned by the Police, and could be seen as tiny ant-like figures bringing him up the rocky moraine to the base of the cliff. Here the full difficulty of the situation burst upon them. How were the bearers going to be able to help with the stretcher when the cliff was nearly vertical, slightly bulging, and had nothing in the way of handholds and footholds except for a narrow line suitable for only one person at a time? A rope was taken up the cliff to a small tree about a hundred feet above, but it was clearly impossible to drag up the stretcher by brute force over the bulge. I had been telling Rus Kippax how, at an S & R Demonstration a couple of years back, I had been the victim and Col Putt had "​rescued"​ me by pick-a-backing me like a sack of coals slung over his shoulder by my arms and lying down his back. Looking down from my high perch where I was helping the boys peg out a ropeway along the cliff face I saw that Rus had decided to try this method. Dick was unstrapped from the stretcher, tied to Rus back by means of a bos'​un'​s chair, with his poor bandaged feet dangling, and Rus started his Herculean climb. He was belayed from the tree up top hand had a thin nylon handline to pull on when necessary, but he took the whole of Dick's weight as he climbed. Yarmak (Graham Nelson) followed behind, to give a shove if and when possible, the boys up top heaved on the belay rope, and inch by inch up they came. The rope tying Dick round Rus's chest slipped up and nearly throttled him. There were frantic shouts of "Ease off!" "Ease off!" Rus collected his breath for a few seconds, then it was on again. By the time he surmounted the climb the boys were hauling in the last of the 120 ft of rope, and Rus collapsed on the ledge just about done in. God what an effort! and what a man!
  
-Now the stretcher was pulled up, Dick was strapped in again, and the interesting business of launching him on the first of Rootsie'​s flying foxes begen. Dave had hammered into the rock an expansion bolt, to which a link was attached. The rope which was to bear the stretcher was threaded though this, then carried across the cliff face for about a hundred feet and threaded through another expansion bolt link. Half a dozen slings were tied round Dick in the stretcher, karabiners were hooked through the loops, and by much careful manoevring he was hooked on to the bearing rope. By means of a rope attached to the foot end of the stretcher he was then pulled across to the extreme end of the rope, lifted off onto the small ledge hardly big enough to take the stretcher, let alone the helpers, ferried along another bit of ledge and launched on the next aerial ropeway. This one had no landing platform, as the only belay available was a tree growing out from the side of the cliff, with only enough room for Rus to stand and pull the stretcher across. However, if we could lassoo the bearing rope from a little side waterfall chute we could pull him across the necessary five or six feet and land him there. This called for some very precise judgement, because the far end of the rope had to be slackened as the near end of the rope was pulled in to the chute, and both sets of operators were out of sight and call of each other. However, by sending a messenger back and forth across the face, bringing and relaying messages the job was done, and it was with more than mere relief that we got him safely pulled in and landed.+Now the stretcher was pulled up, Dick was strapped in again, and the interesting business of launching him on the first of Rootsie'​s flying foxes began. Dave had hammered into the rock an expansion bolt, to which a link was attached. The rope which was to bear the stretcher was threaded though this, then carried across the cliff face for about a hundred feet and threaded through another expansion bolt link. Half a dozen slings were tied round Dick in the stretcher, karabiners were hooked through the loops, and by much careful manoevring he was hooked on to the bearing rope. By means of a rope attached to the foot end of the stretcher he was then pulled across to the extreme end of the rope, lifted off onto the small ledge hardly big enough to take the stretcher, let alone the helpers, ferried along another bit of ledge and launched on the next aerial ropeway. This one had no landing platform, as the only belay available was a tree growing out from the side of the cliff, with only enough room for Rus to stand and pull the stretcher across. However, if we could lassoo the bearing rope from a little side waterfall chute we could pull him across the necessary five or six feet and land him there. This called for some very precise judgement, because the far end of the rope had to be slackened as the near end of the rope was pulled in to the chute, and both sets of operators were out of sight and call of each other. However, by sending a messenger back and forth across the face, bringing and relaying messages the job was done, and it was with more than mere relief that we got him safely pulled in and landed.
  
 Now it was necessary to manhandle the stretcher up a tricky bit of rock to a knife-edge ridge which lies like a partition between the two parts of the gulley. The track clearers had done good work here with the axes and the sweating bearers did the rest. On the ridge top they took a well earned rest, while the camp followers came up behind, untying and coiling up the ropes, and bringing along the packs. Yarmak with half a thousand feet of rope coiled around him, looked like an advertisement for Michigan tyres as he crept around the ledges. Now it was necessary to manhandle the stretcher up a tricky bit of rock to a knife-edge ridge which lies like a partition between the two parts of the gulley. The track clearers had done good work here with the axes and the sweating bearers did the rest. On the ridge top they took a well earned rest, while the camp followers came up behind, untying and coiling up the ropes, and bringing along the packs. Yarmak with half a thousand feet of rope coiled around him, looked like an advertisement for Michigan tyres as he crept around the ledges.
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-:._nother ​working bee was held at Lovett Bay, Pittw ater, on 24-25th March under thu guidance of John hhite. The object was to clear the tracks from +=== Plumbing Troubles??? === 
-the Kuringai Trust'​s ​4harf at...Lor-Vett_Bay:​_to.:​The Flagstaff and to -;​iest, ​Head Road via Pockley'​s Glen. _bout 3 turned up during the 3aturday ​and the track to The Flagstaff ​Lor'​skout,​ -was _076ancid ​up completely ​;Ind is now negotiable ​withodt, ​the need to search amongst the scrub 7.nc3. ​bracken in Rn" ​effort:to locate a rate + 
-the tops. 7 'From-, The Fl_clgStaff tb West Head ,-R.o4d,'​foilowin Iltre 3tod..dart '​s ​calmed ​track, ​is7' somethat ​ overgrovynafter ​the tet Summer; 'but a -fire access trail coming up from Lovett Bay is available over part -:of the 'way. '​7est, ​is now a good gravel-motor road apparently ​,prepared ​forHbiten ​sealing.It is well used by Sunday motorists and should be avoided by -walkers.  +__Do you need__ new roof, guttering and downpipes??​ 
-Some good work was done clearing the Pockley'​s Glen track west from the shelter shed atLovett Bay, lout there remains a lot to be 'done before this track will be easily negotiable. Watch for the dates of future working bees in this 'scenic area and don't be scared by the title "​working bee" as a definite picnic- camping week-end atmosphere is noticable throughout the proceedings. + 
-The Sydney Bushwaker ​ +__Or does__ the roof and guttering need re-painting??​ 
-PLUMBING TR 0' S ? ? ? + 
-ROOF., '​GUTTERING AND DOWNPIPES ? ? +__Or perhaps__ a new water service or hot-water installation??​ 
-Ta ROOF :.ND CTUTT:TRIM N RE-P:.ThTING ? ? + 
-ril. 1962 +No job is too small - for any plumbing installations or alterations 
-DO YOU'-1,1L..0 + 
-:OR DOES +__You need Roy's friendly plumbing service__. 
-OR PERH-PS + 
-L. NEW WATER SERVICE OR HOT-VTR INST-LL-TION ? ? +Contact Roy Craggs in the S.B.W. Club-rooms or contact Joe Crags, Carpenter and Painter, 41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, Telephone JU2203. 
-No job is too small - for anyplumbing installations or alterati-ns + 
-YOU NEED ROY 'S FRIENDLY PLUMBING SERVICE +__Remember__ - you need Roy's friendly service!!! 
- ​Contact Roy Craggs in the S.B.W. Club-rooms or contact Joe Crags, Carpenter and Painter, /41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, ephone JU2203 + 
-REMEMBER - YOU ND ROY ?3 FRIENDLY SERVICE '. +---- 
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-20  . The Sydney Bushwalknr ,qpril 1962. olo from our eocial Secreta +Another ​working bee was held at Lovett Bay, Pittwater, on 24-25th March under the guidance of John White. The object was to clear the tracks from the Kuringai Trust'​s ​Wharf at Lovett Bay to The Flagstaff and to West Head Road via Pockley'​s Glen. About 8 turned up during the Saturday ​and the track to The Flagstaff ​Lookout ​was opened ​up completely ​and is now negotiable ​without ​the need to search amongst the scrub and bracken in an effort to locate a route to the tops. From The Flagstaff to West Head Roadfollowing MrsStoddart'​s ​cairned ​track, ​is somewhat overgrown after the wet summer, ​but a fire access trail coming up from Lovett Bay is available over part of the way. West Head Road is now a good gravel motor road apparently prepared ​for bitumen ​sealing. It is well used by Sunday motorists and should be avoided by walkers. 
-The reason why " Back of Beyond"​ was not screened as programmed, was that I was under the mistaken impression that the Shell Company was sending one of their men along with the film and projector. I have since discovered that we were to have picked up the film from The Shell library, borrowed a 16mm projector and screened it ourselves. The fault is mina entirely and + 
-I wish to extend my humble apologies to you all especially to those who made a big effort to get into see it.+Some good work was done clearing the Pockley'​s Glen track west from the shelter shed at Lovett Bay, but there remains a lot to be done before this track will be easily negotiable. Watch for the dates of future working bees in this scenic area and don't be scared by the title "​working bee" as a definite picnic-camping week-end atmosphere is noticable throughout the proceedings. 
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 +=== An apology from our Social Secretary=== 
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 +The reason why "Back of Beyond"​ was not screened as programmed, was that I was under the mistaken impression that the Shell Company was sending one of their men along with the film and projector. I have since discovered that we were to have picked up the film from The Shell library, borrowed a 16mm projector and screened it ourselves. The fault is mine entirely and I wish to extend my humble apologies to you all especially to those who made a big effort to get in to see it. 
 Molly Rodgers. Molly Rodgers.
-P.S. I hope to have ' Back of Beyond on the September to December programme, that is, if I haven'​t got the sack in the meantime. ​ 
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-Spcial 7.6/​pert ​ for March. 
-46 members nd friends attended the thdatr pnrty to see Luisillo and his Spanish !Dance Theatre on 6th March, ax]d IlLid a very enjoyable evening. 
-We left the theatre with the clicking of cestaniAs end-the rythmicsteaming of agile feet in our ears. Proceeds from the evening amounted to E5.15.0. 
-On 21st March, Ninian Melville, Federation'​s '​3eaxich and :Rescue Field Organiser, gave us an interesting and timely lecture on safety in the Bush. Ninian maintained that most accidents stemmed from carelessness nnd thet the most dangerous time of day for accidents was 5 o'​clock in the evening when lighting begins to fail and bodies are weary. 
-D _.Y WiLKS. 
-April 29. Campbelltown - bus to ,,ppin - George'​s River - Yedderburn - The Woolwath Campbelltrmn. 
-This trip will visit a small section of George'​s River, then alnng the tops to O'​Hare'​s Creek just above The-Woolwash,​ country which is rarely walked these days, 
-8..25 a m. GOulburntrnin Central Steam Station to Campbelltnwn. 
-10 a m. bus.Campbelltown to 2.pnin. 
-Fares: Campbelltown return 7/6 plus about 2/6 bus fare. 
-Map, Camden Military. Leader: David Ingram. 
-May 6. -t the time of going to press, no day welksehave been volunteered for May 13. these two dates on the ferthcming Ivalks Programme. 
  
 +P.S. I hope to have "Back of Beyond"​ on the September to December programme, that is, if I haven'​t got the sack in the meantime. ​
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 +=== Special Report for March. ===
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 +46 members and friends attended the theatre party to see Luisillo and his Spanish Dance Theatre on 6th March, and had a very enjoyable evening. We left the theatre with the clicking of castanets and the rhythmic stamping of agile feet in our ears. Proceeds from the evening amounted to £5.15.0.
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 +On 21st March, Ninian Melville, Federation'​s Search and Rescue Field Organiser, gave us an interesting and timely lecture on Safety in the Bush. Ninian maintained that most accidents stemmed from carelessness and that the most dangerous time of day for accidents was 5 o'​clock in the evening when lighting begins to fail and bodies are weary.
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 +=== Day Walks. ===
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 +__April 29__. Campbelltown - bus to Appin - George'​s River - Wedderburn - The Woolwash - Campbelltown. This trip will visit a small section of George'​s River, then along the tops to O'​Hare'​s Creek just above The Woolwash, country which is rarely walked these days. 8.25 a.m. Goulburn train Central Steam Station to Campbelltown. 10 a.m. bus Campbelltown to Appin. Fares: Campbelltown return 7/6 plus about 2/6 bus fare. Map; Camden Military. Leader: David Ingram.
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 +__May 6__ and __May 13__. At the time of going to press, no day walks have been volunteered for these two dates on the forthcoming Walks Programme.
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