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-THE SYDNEY 3USTITIKER ​ +====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ====== 
-A monthly bulletin of ;​patters ​of interest to theSydney Bush VaIkers, + 
-The N.S.W. Nurses,' ​-Issociation ​Rooms,"​ Northcote Building",​ +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. 
-Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O. Sydney. + 
-'Phone JW1462 +=== 328. April 1962Price 1/-. === 
-328 APRIL 1962 Price 1/- + 
-  +|**Editor**|Stuart Brooks, 5 Ingalara Rd, Wahroonga. 484343| 
-EditorStuart Brooks, 5 Ingalara Rd, ReproductionDenise Hull +|**Business Manager**|Brian Harvey| 
-Mahroonga. 484343 ​Sales 8c.Subs.Lola.Aedlock +|**Reproduction**|Denise Hull| 
-Bliiness Manager: Brian Harvey ​Typed by Shirley Dean +|**Sales Subs.**|Lola Wedlock| 
-    ​4 ​   +|**Typed by**|Shirley Dean| 
-CONTEN:T + 
-Page +===== Contents ===== 
-Editorial 1 + 
-:Anzac 4 +| | |Page| 
-Reunion Report 5 +|Editorial| | 1| 
-A Our ,​innual ​General Meeting ​- lex Colley 8 +|Anzac| | 4| 
-HUdrig ​in Burtna,'s Holy Hills - Mrlrie ​B. Byles 10  Coming Walks +|Reunion Report| | 5| 
-Paddy'​s Avertisement 13 +|A Our Annual ​General Meeting|Alex Colley8| 
-The Rescue in Kamngra ​Gorge Dot Butler 14 +|Hiking ​in Burma's Holy Hills|Marie ​B. Byles|10
-Plumbing Troubles (Roy CrREPS ,d.) 19 +|Coming Walks| |12| 
-Social Notes 20+|The Rescue in Kanangra ​Gorge|Dot Butler|14| 
 +|Social Notes| |20| 
 + 
 +===== Advertisements ===== 
 + 
 +| |Page| 
 +|Paddy'​s Advertisement|13| 
 +|Plumbing Troubles (Roy Cragg'​s Ad.)|19
 + 
 +---- 
 Hi, Hi,
-_Ls I sit here a new day begins and, with the ending of the late shaw, all is Quiet, except for the occasional patter of tiny feet bent on urgent missions. + 
-Presently, shadowy figures materialise from out of the gloom, shining with ghostly radiance and cluster round my chair. ​A.s my eyes grow accustomed to this unearthly light, I realise the faces are familiar ​thPt smile'​coUld ​only belong to Colley; that nose, only to Kniitly; and of course I'd recognise Dot Butler'​s feet anywhere. The one with the moustache and very happy look has just got to be Don 2odul Matth(3ws+As I sit here a new day begins and, with the ending of the late show, all is quiet, except for the occasional patter of tiny feet bent on urgent missions. 
-2, The Sydney Bushwalker Appril 1963 + 
-lst.Ghost.. '​Nell ​look :w1-1.o's burning'the midni7ht ​oil! Its Enr5d!to see someone else having a go. We'​ve ​certair -hrl d our share " +Presently, shadowy figures materialise from out of the gloom, shining with ghostly radiance and cluster round my chair. ​As my eyes grow accustomed to this unearthly light, I realise the faces are familiar ​- that smile could only belong to Colley; that nose, only to Knightly; and of course I'd recognise Dot Butler'​s feet anywhere. The one with the moustache and very happy look has just got to be Don Abdul Matthews
-4 + 
-2nd Ghost. "Do the   ​good. Might mPke him a bit quieter if he has some work to do." +__1st Ghost__"​Well ​look who's burning the midnight ​oil! Its good to see someone else having a go. We'​ve ​certainly had our share.
-3rd Ghoet. "Ch, leave him alone, you two. He'll get by somehow, just like we did.' + 
-LA Ghost. "​He'​ll end up as pale and care worn'as me are too, but, whether or no, hets my friend for life." (hittempts ​to kiss ray feet).. +__2nd Ghost__. "Do the.... good. Might make him a bit quieter if he has some work to do." 
-1st Ghost. "suppose we should give him some help. Now, let me see. Ye,s. Suppose we teach him plagiarism.' + 
-2nd Ghost "Such long words,my friend, ​klexis+__3rd Ghost__. "Oh, leave him alone, you two. He'll get by somehow, just like we did.
-Will surely give this lad complexes - + 
-He knows not What you mean: +__4th Ghost__. "​He'​ll end up as pale and care-worn as we are too, but, whether or no, he'​s ​my friend for life." (Attempts ​to kiss my feet). 
-But I'll wager on my oath + 
-He'll out-do you and Butler both +__1st Ghost__. "suppose we should give him some help. Now, let me see. Yes. Suppose we teach him plagiarism." 
-t. this noble art,"+ 
 +__2nd Ghost__. ​"Such long words, my friend, ​Alexis,\\ 
 +Will surely give this lad complexes -\\ 
 +He knows not what you mean!\\ 
 +But I'll wager on my oath\\ 
 +He'll out-do you and Butler both\\ 
 +At this noble art." 
 (Knightly always was the poetic type.) (Knightly always was the poetic type.)
-3rd Ghost"​-dell ​I did get some help from other club'​s ​maEs., but they 're a bit hard to gat holdof.' + 
-4th Ghost. "have thirty years' issues of S.B.he can have. There'​s ​llanty ​of good stuff in them."​ +__3rd Ghost__Well I did get some help from other club'​s ​mags., but they'​re a bit hard to get hold of." 
-1st Ghost. "What will Frank ,​shdawn ​think?u + 
-2nd Ghost. " ​  ​Frank Ashdown +__4th Ghost__. "have thirty years' issues of S.B.he can have. There'​s ​plenty ​of good stuff in them."​ 
-(Unfortunntely, a fit ofc-oughing ​from the girls.' bedroom did not permit me to hear this advice regarding Frank.) + 
-,rd Ghost. If you boys are going to be impolite-,-I'm going,  ​(climbs hand +__1st Ghost__. "What will Frank Ashdown ​think?
-over hand up the blind cords walks upside down across the ceiling and disappears.) + 
-4th Ghost. "​Dot'​s becoming very refined, isn't she? Must be Boy Brown'​s influence. ​Lle'd better give him a dose of 'flu for that:" (all nod vigorously). +__2nd Ghost__. ".... Frank Ashdown!" 
-1st Ghost.'"​It'​s funny, but bushies are the best talkers you'd meet anywhere - but ask them to jot down "a few lines!::"' + 
-2nd Ghost'You're right, you know. Remember all that saff we used to dish up together to fill the mag, when we were short?' +(Unfortunately, a fit of coughing ​from the girls' bedroom did not permit me to hear this advice regarding Frank.) 
-4th Ghost. "They don'​t ​seen to realisethat, to an editor, just a snippet of verse (doesn'​t even have to be original) is like a year's free subscription to allyohe ​else."​ + 
-April l9G2 The Sydney Bishwalker 3. +__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.) 
-let Ghost. "I liked those quotations of yours, Don. Mallory and all that stuffYou td think amone could dig them out, wouldn'​t you But I guess half of them can't even read."​ + 
-2nd Ghost Yes, if half the energy went into a bit of private research as +__4th Ghost__. "​Dot'​s becoming very refined, isn't she? Must be Boy Brown'​s influence. ​We'd better give him a dose of 'flu for that!" (all nod vigorously). 
-went into arguing at general meetings, you could being out a nag every week. + 
-Be a bit tough on Denise though, not to mention the post master at Willoughby."​ +__1st Ghost__. "​It'​s funny, but bushies are the best talkers you'd meet anywhere - but ask them to jot down a few lines!!!
-3rd Ghost. (suddenly re-appearing). ​n what's good on the stock market, ​,Llex?" 4th Ghost Go rattle your bones down in Danae Brook, Dot. This is important."​+ 
 +__2nd Ghost__"You're right, you know. Remember all that stuff we used to dish up together to fill the mag, when we were short?" 
 + 
 +__4th Ghost__. "They don'​t ​seem to realise that, to an editor, just a snippet of verse (doesn'​t even have to be original) is like a year's free subscription to anyone ​else."​ 
 + 
 +__1st Ghost__. "I liked those quotations of yours, Don. Mallory and all that stuffYou'​d ​think __anyone__ ​could dig them out, wouldn'​t youBut I guess half of them can't even read."​ 
 + 
 +__2nd Ghost__. Yes, if half the energy went into a bit of private research as went into arguing at general meetings, you could being out a mag. every week. Be a bit tough on Denise though, not to mention the post master at Willoughby."​ 
 + 
 +__3rd Ghost__. (suddenly re-appearing). ​"What's good on the stock market, ​Alex?" 
 + 
 +__ 4th Ghost__. ​Go rattle your bones down in Danae Brook, Dot. This is important."​ 
 Suddenly a voice comes from the other side of the house. "For goodness sake stop muttering to yourself and come to bed or I'll never get you up in the morning."​ Suddenly a voice comes from the other side of the house. "For goodness sake stop muttering to yourself and come to bed or I'll never get you up in the morning."​
-The figures have E7,ne. I pack TTT papers and head for the bathroom. + 
-......ma +The figures have gone. I pack my papers and head for the bathroom. 
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-pril 1962+  * Kanangra Walls: ​30/- per head (minimum ​5 passengers) 
-The Sydney Bushwalkar +  * Perry's Lookdown: ​4/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-eINZ.e.G ​ +  ​* Jenolan State Forest: ​20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
-.,Inzacs, and, in particular, those who loved 'the bush - +  ​* Carlon's Farm12/6 per head (minimum 5 passengers
-4e dhall remember you in the days + 
-qhen the warth winds sigh -through the lonely house,With a scent of the burning desert ways +We will be pleased to quote trips or special parties on application
-Nhere fire and storm 8nd smoke carouse; + 
-We shall remember you in the spring +---- 
-."​then ​the wattles flash a secret sign: + 
-When winter'​hailStorms ​blow thundering:​ +===== Anzac Memorial===== 
-then hillside harvests stand line on line. + 
-. . +Anzacs, and, in particular, those who loved the bush - 
-thendearest comrade, ​yr:)ur strOng ​right hand n d the thought of your merry, ​Steadfast ​eyes All come like a breath of a far-off land + 
-'Where spirits like yours are glad and wise: +We shall remember you in the days\\ 
-.uld apart from the world and from Time's rebuke We two dnall read the Eternal book, +When the warm winds sigh through the lonely house,\\ 
-,lnd the loud wind sinks te a'​16W'​rbfrain +With a scent of the burning desert ways\\ 
-While we walk in those green paStured ​fields again. +Where fire and storm and smoke carouse;\\ 
-New Zealand. ​-nneGlently jilson +We shall remember you in the spring\\ 
-TRIBUTE TO NOBLE WOM _MOOD +When the wattles flash a secret sign:\\ 
-Pte John Rignold. 13th Battalion 1st IF +When winter ​hailstorms ​blow thundering:\\ 
-I have seen them going the whole of the day and practically through the night without pause or rest - always with a sweet smile and gentle and, Comforting ​words to the sufferers - always by your cot at the slightedt mdvement ​of the patient or sufferer - talidng, whenever occasion arose, to take our thoughts away from the horrors that one sees all around - offering to write ourletters and making a hundred other offers of assistance. +When hillside harvests stand line on line. 
-Nothing that I.have seen in all this dreadful war has filled me with so Much gratitude and admiration ​es the services rendered so willingly, so gently, by the Nurses, and Sisters of the Expediti,​7mary ​Forces. + 
-H.L. Galway. ​3aistralia. 1916 +Ah, thendearest comrade, ​your strong ​right hand\\ 
-The Iliad on the splendid achievements of the men of nzac 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. +And the thought of your merry, ​steadfast ​eyes\\ 
-Whatever regrets,there:May be for mistakeswhichrobbed the noblest devotion and heroism of rewardand 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. +All come like a breath of a far-off land\\ 
-April 1962 +Where spirits like yours are glad and wise:\\ 
-lae Sydney ,Bushwalker REUNION REPORT +And apart from the world and from Time's rebuke\\ 
-5. +We two shall read the Eternal book,\\ 
-111.101......0.....In +And the loud wind sinks to low refrain\\ 
-One thing the reunion has proved - there are a lot of aleoholics ​who are not anonymous. +While we walk in those green pastured ​fields again. 
- I don't think I have ever seen so many people in tents. ​'Why, on Sunday even the heat was intense. (If you think:that's weak, you should have seen some of the characters getting around on nday), + 
-The smallest one to walk dawn under her own steam (with a,little help) was the lileon ​lass, aged 15 months - obviously good material. (Now its +New Zealand. 
-no good rushing to phone the Hon. c6C or putting in a report to Committee if you have a younger child who made the grade unaided -.you should have broadcast it more.) + 
-. some excellent groundwork was do ne by the Godfrey and hismotor mowerin hacking tracks through the Kunai Lnass. Despite a few disparagingremarks ​,​7,​./​ad ​grumbles - ("This is THL end!" - "Oh no! Not fire trails in Aloods Cie") the ohly ones ever seen to spurt the tracks and bash throuEh ​the long virgin grass were a couple of odd bods tramping through the bush late on Saturday night searching for stretchers. +Anne Glenny Wilson 
-The scene was like a bushwalkers' ​FarnboroUgh, with all the old models ​'​patting ​on a brave frhnt-,.. nd the-lateet adclit-i,​ott- ​standing ​c-Infident ​and gleaming amidst the sombre background of their mr5re time and trail-wnrh counter,- parts. (Lest anyone be offended, I must hasten to make it perfectly clear that this last paragraph refers ​exclusive]y ​to items of er'​uipment). + 
-' ​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 pressur& ​gas stove (Prospectives please note that this is not standard walking gear). +=== Tribute to Noble Womanhood. === 
-The moet'unusual set-up ​Was undoubtedly the Putt double ​-abdul, New Zealand style, long and lean with 3 feet of open wall all round. (If it had walls, young Harry would probably just pull them down anyway).+ 
 +Pte John Rignold. 13th Battalion 1st AIF. 
 + 
 +I have seen them going the whole of the day and practically through the night without pause or rest - always with a sweet smile and gentle and comforting ​words to the sufferers - always by your cot at the slightest movement ​of the patient or sufferer - talking, whenever occasion arose, to take our thoughts away from the horrors that one sees all around - offering to write our letters and making a hundred other offers of assistance. 
 + 
 +Nothing that I have seen in all this dreadful war has filled me with so much gratitude and admiration ​as the services rendered so willingly, so gently, by the Nurses, and Sisters of the Expeditionary ​Forces. 
 + 
 +=== The Australiad. === 
 + 
 +H.L. Galway. ​sAustralia. 1916
 + 
 +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 rewardand 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. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Reunion Report===== 
 + 
 +One thing the reunion has proved - there are a lot of alcoholics ​who are not anonymous. 
 + 
 +I don't think I have ever seen so many people in tents. Why, on Sunday even the heat was intense. (If you think that's weak, you should have seen some of the characters getting around on Sunday)
 + 
 +The smallest one to walk down under her own steam (with a little help) was the Wilson ​lass, aged 15 months - obviously good material. (Now its no good rushing to phone the Hon. Sec or putting in a report to Committee if you have a younger child who made the grade unaided - you should have broadcast it more.) 
 + 
 +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 frontand 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 most unusual set-up ​was undoubtedly the Putt double abdul, New Zealand style, long and lean with 3 feet of open wall all round. (If it had walls, young Harry would probably just pull them down anyway). 
 The camp fire was a great success. Paddy led the singing in his own vivacious manner - first with the small fry and later with the more mature types. The camp fire was a great success. Paddy led the singing in his own vivacious manner - first with the small fry and later with the more mature types.
-Tara played his flute, to the envy of many a younger one whose lungs are a bit wheezy, and Christine Kirkby entranced everyone with her descant and treble recorder playing, the lic,​uid ​music being most appropriate to the surroundings. + 
--s usual DM- talent ​Produced ​a series of entertaining sketches and it was encouraging to see the younger ones contributing their share. The Noble children with Nancy Mop-oett Eave us,The Mad Psychiatrist' ​and under difficult conditions for young voices did an excellent job. +Taro played his flute, to the envy of many a younger one whose lungs are a bit wheezy, and Christine Kirkby entranced everyone with her descant and treble recorder playing, the liquid ​music being most appropriate to the surroundings. 
-The Lyre Bird starred Eddie, ​VvaEL, Putto and.:Don Matthews with oriEinal ​costumes by the house of Kirkby. The.-Lyre bird's tail work like a charm + 
- and :possession for it was hotly contested next day.: +As usual SBW talent ​produced ​a series of entertaining sketches and it was encouraging to see the younger ones contributing their share. The Noble children with Nancy Moppett gave us "The Mad Psychiatrist" ​and under difficult conditions for young voices did an excellent job. 
-6. The Sydney Bushwalkur _pril 1962 La Perouse starred Ray Kirkby, Dave Ingram, Eddie (sheIstireless), + 
-Knightly and a host of extras (Pretty scabby lot actually). Jim Brown, +The Lyre Bird starred Eddie, ​Wagg, Putto and Don Matthews with original ​costumes by the house of Kirkby. The Lyre bird's tail work like a charm and possession for it was hotly contested next day. 
-ably assisted by Malcolm McGregor and Grace Rigg gave us the problems involved in running a T.V. advertising office. + 
- ,-.u drey.Kenway and Bob Godfreypresiti ​a "srngwithout ​words: arid Eileen Taylor and Jack Wren a golfing sketch.- +La Perouse starred Ray Kirkby, Dave Ingram, Eddie (she's tireless), Knightly and a host of extras (Pretty scabby lot actually). Jim Brown, ably assisted by Malcolm McGregor and Grace Rigg gave us the problems involved in running a T.V. advertising office. 
-Later, Jim Brown auctioned off a number of slaves delivered to his care by Aodul Matthews all the way from lier, and we lc,​arned ​a few things about.' ​them we hadn't previously realised, ​Th.) Adding ​was brisk fnr..the younger ​more attractive slaves but little enthusiasmcould be raised in the large crowd for some of the older, ​3more stringy ones.. (ell, let's face it.. iould zL_1.2 ​like to own Frank _Stdown ​or Paddy:). + 
-To cap it all off, Kevin rdi1 produced a. pck full of _surprises, and initiated the yaatits ​crop of new members. Paddy ;and Bill 7odgers ​(nnd we believe, Molly t6.0) scored a cup of tea in bed, and v.71rious ​odd shouts broke the stillness from time to time through the ensuing hours, ​aS the hapless members (unCer. ​pain of very. moVing ​treatment) carried ​nut their chores. +Audrey ​Kenway and Bob Godfrey presented ​a "song without ​words" and Eileen Taylor and Jack Wren a golfing sketch. 
-Supper was produced and served a la shdnwn; ​and closely resembled the original feeding of the multitudes. The battlers carried on at Zillara'​. ​and Malcolm McGregor produced his own private song book to augment the club issues and some fine singing ​ansued,lpeing Occasionally ​drowned-out,h2wever, by the gOssip. ​and giggling goingon on the other side of the fire.   + 
-On Sunday morning there were a lot of bleary--dyed people staggering around, +Later, Jim Brown auctioned off a number of slaves delivered to his care by Abdul Matthews all the way from Mer, and we learned ​a few things about them we hadn't previously realised, ​The bidding ​was brisk for the younger more attractive slaves but little enthusiasm could be raised in the large crowd for some of the older, ​more stringy ones. (Well, let's face it. Would __you__ ​like to own Frank Ashdown ​or Paddy!). 
-though a few, valiantly persistent amidst the effervescence of youth, tried to get a little extra sleep. + 
-Under Eddie'​s (that girl's still here) professional eye (or voice) the children'​s competitions went off with much gusto, no tears, lusty digging and +To cap it all off, Kevin Ardi1 produced a pack full of surprises, and initiated the year'​s ​crop of new members. Paddy and Bill Rodgers ​(and we believe, Molly too) scored a cup of tea in bed, and various ​odd shouts broke the stillness from time to time through the ensuing hours, ​as the hapless members (under pain of very moving ​treatment) carried ​out their chores. 
-some fine models. Meantime, the older children were playing up-stream, throwing + 
-coloured powder all over each other. Before long the erstwhile peaceful Grose resembled the massacre of St. Francis with its brilliant red water and an occasional many-hued body floating down. +Supper was produced and served a la Ashdown, ​and closely resembled the original feeding of the multitudes. The battlers carried on at Killara ​and Malcolm McGregor produced his own private song book to augment the club issues and some fine singing ​ensuedbeing occasionally ​drowned out, however, by the gossip ​and giggling going on on the other side of the fire. 
-Audrey Kenway cleared up the damper competition with a very succulent + 
-sample. ​otherwise successful competition was marred by one unfortunate episode. ​_L competitor (who shall be nameless) resorted to the use of eggs in her damper, and was disc ualifiedi ​Futilely she argued that it was a roc egg and had, in fact, ceased to be an egg when it was 'petrified eons ago. trust there will be no repetition in future years. ​-mongst th- extraneous activities going on, we heard Jenny Madden ​delivbr ​an impassioned address on the rights of womanhood (they appan3nt1y ​do have some) and the Coneys ​demolished their house and built a new One (on paper of course) ​en that ,Ilex could see the sun set. +On Sunday morning there were a lot of bleary-dyed people staggering around, though a few, valiantly persistent amidst the effervescence of youth, tried to get a little extra sleep. 
-.1nd so, in th6 words of Fitzpatrick " ​2,9 we say farewell to this glittering spectacle, this riot of colour, these natural ​voiden ​beaches, these shady woodlands,and the interesting inhabitants with their own poculi--ir ​songs and legends the last figure we see as the'sun sinks SLAwly ​in the west, is that well-known ex tribal leader, ​Gentl(J ​Jack, swinging around the camp sites with his big smile and a long-handled shovel on his shoulder."​ + 
-April 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker +Under Eddie'​s (that girl's still here) professional eye (or voice) the children'​s competitions went off with much gusto, no tears, lusty digging and some fine models. Meantime, the older children were playing up-stream, throwing coloured powder all over each other. Before long the erstwhile peaceful Grose resembled the massacre of St. Francis with its brilliant red water and an occasional many-hued body floating down. 
-P.S. Before you parents get too excited, be warned that there is + 
-no truth,in the rumour that Putto has volunteered to mind all the children at next year's reunion. +Audrey Kenway cleared up the damper competition with a very succulent sample. ​An otherwise successful competition was marred by one unfortunate episode. ​competitor (who shall be nameless) resorted to the use of eggs in her damper, and was disqualified. ​Futilely she argued that it was a roo egg and had, in fact, ceased to be an egg when it was petrified eons ago. We trust there will be no repetition in future years. ​Amongst the extraneous activities going on, we heard Jenny Madden ​deliver ​an impassioned address on the rights of womanhood (they appanent1y ​do have some) and the Colleys ​demolished their house and built a new one (on paper of course) ​so that Alex could see the sun set. 
-Official Census of 1962 --nnu a.1  ​Re-union. + 
-Membershin ​Members 92 +And so, in the words of Fitzpatrick "As we say farewell to this glittering spectacle, this riot of colour, these natural ​golden ​beaches, these shady woodlands, and the interesting inhabitants with their own peculiar ​songs and legends the last figure we see as the sun sinks slowly ​in the west, is that well-known ex tribal leader, ​Gentle ​Jack, swinging around the camp sites with his big smile and a long-handled shovel on his shoulder."​ 
-Non-mbr husbands and/or + 
-wivs of Active members +P.S. Before you parents get too excited, be warned that there is no truth in the rumour that Putto has volunteered to mind all the children at next year's reunion. 
-Children of above + 
-Non-active ​Nembershin ​Members 6 +---- 
-Children of snme + 
-Past Membership' ​Ex-members 8 +=== Official Census of 1962 Annual ​Re-union. ​=== 
-children ​of same 5 + 
-Pro ecti-cemberthip ​Prospective Members 6 +|__Active Membership__|Members|92| 
-Visitors ​Friends - dult Children +| |Non-member ​husbands and/​or ​wives of Active members| 4| 
-Dissection ​Adults Children +| |Children of above|41| 
-7,EUNIO N +|__Non-active ​Membership__|Members6| 
-Thprnigah+| |Children of same| 4| 
-That first time we come in buses end campud ​Nearer ​th: riv,:x. Wasn't this the tree +|__Past Membership__|Ex-members8| 
-You said Listen bell birds. There'​s Jack +| |Children ​of same5| 
-I always liked him, sonlthing ​long ego+|__Prospective Membership__|Prospective Members6| 
-d11 they sing those rounds? ​Thu one I like - Poor Tommy Tinker; you've brought ice; +|__Visitors__|Friends - Adult| 2| 
-The children sing it now. Black 'AbelVory nice. +| |Children| 4| 
-She was a talrgirl r:​Ith-r ​thin. No thnt Was her friend, ​yml always did confuse them. Came a few times then went to England, Italy and the rest. Yes someone she met there: Someone keeps in touch. ​Surburban ​drudge. We crossed the Cox in really bitter weather, We used to go to symphonies together. +| | |**172**| 
-2 +|__Dissection__|Adults|118| 
-4 +| |Children|54| 
-172 + 
-118 +---- 
-54 + 
-8The Sydney Bushwalker 1962 +===== Reunion===== 
-nT OUR _JOWL GEIEMI NETXTNG, + 
-elex Colley. +That first time we come in buses and camped\\ 
-Our thirty-fourth ​ennual ​General Meeting commenced with a welcome to new member Fred Thynne. +Nearer ​the river. Wasn't this the tree\\ 
-re uested ​at our last meeting, Brian Harvey, Magazine Business Manager, had made inquiries about a new duplicator, 2rian reported that, as a result of his investigations,​ he was of the opinion that a Rota machine, costing ​Z129.7.6 would be suitable The net cost to the Club, after allowing ​l5 for a trade-in of the old machine, would be Z114.7.6. He moved that we purchase the machine, the cost to be Dorm Z50 by the Club and Z64.7.6 by +You said Listen bell birds. There'​s Jack\\ 
-the magazine, which could afford this amount by reason of accumulated surpluses bringing cash in hemd and at bank to.Z96.10. (Members will recall that Fred Kennedy donated ​Z50 to Club funds for thiS purpose the real net cost to +I always liked him, something ​long ago.\\ 
-Club funds would therefore be nil under Brian'​s ​preprial). The motion was well received. Jack Gentle pointed out thatthe dunli-Cator ​was the hardest ​Worked ​machine in the ClubClem Hallstrom'​s main concern was that we were not spending enough, and he moved an atendment ​that the amount should beincreased +Will they sing those rounds? ​The one I like -\\ 
-by E40. This was debated at some lengthBriantold 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 mechaniea1 ​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 ouite useless to spendit bn...Ray Kirkby was of the opinion that our choice should be determined by Whether ​it was +Poor Tommy Tinker; you've brought ice;\\ 
-the machine or the operator, ​-Denise Hull, that would wear. In reply Brian +The children sing it now. Black LabelVery nice. 
-strongly recommended the hand operated machineHe said it would do the job adenuatay ​and was simple and easy to serviceHis 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 ​uketings. He thought it would be an advantage too if the term of our delegates corresponded with the+She was a tall girl rather ​thin. No that\\ 
-Club year. This would enable Federation delegates from other Clubs to get to +Was her friend, ​you always did confuse them.\\ 
-know them before the annual election of Federation delegates in July. The amendment was carried, +Came a few times then went to England, Italy\\ 
-In his walks report ​ilf Hilder told usthat his exploration of the Block- up area at the beginning of Fobru3ry ​had been atteinded ​by three'​nrospectives ​who had walked and swat very wellThe 3aturday ​walk on the Grose on the same weekend was hot. Campsites alc5ng ​the Grose, ​Always ​few, are now non-existent between the FaulconbridFc ​track and BUrreany.7 Cron:. On the week-end of 16, 17 and 18, the weather was so bad that '​-ftuart ​Brooks:with'four members and four prospectives ​wasunable t6 determine his exact -6nsitien ​in the Mists which enoympassed ​Mountain Lagoon, with Frank Lshdown'​s ​bench trip witheBrian ​Harvey'​s Boat trip were cancelled, 4ice Fmith's Wood-'sCreek ​Burralow Creek trip on the next week-end was attended by6 members and 1 proSpective. The instructional week,-end, led by Dick Child, was enjoyed by 6 Members, 10 prospectives and 1 visitor. ​ilf also told us that the Gundangeroo area was now covered by two Lands Department maps. +and the rest. Yes someone she met there:\\ 
-1962 The Sydney Bushwalker ​ 9. +Someone keeps in touch. ​Suburban ​drudge.\\ 
-In response to a request from Federation, Brian Harvey moved, and it was resolved, that the e.B.provide suitable camp fire entertainment,​ in +We crossed the Cox in really bitter weather,\\ 
-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. Ron Knightley'​s ​sacgestionRoots was made the convenor of a committee to ergenise ​the entertainment. Delegates reported that Federation +We used to go to symphonies together. 
-was seriously concerned about our report (from last meeting) of the proposed + 
-bulldozed road over Cloudmaker. +---- 
-It was decided to leave the annual ​subscripti n and entrance fee unchanged. + 
-Jim Brown reported ​mox'se dot:, traps in welkinp celAntry ​(one went off and grazed his Shoe). The traps are on the c;assafras-Tolwnng ​Road, beyond the good motor roadand on the track along the south side of Jerricknorra Creek near the Gap leading to Hadboro ​Creek. +===== At Our Annual General Meeting===== 
-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 partici:​liar; ​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 penple-out on two _.recent searches. One hundred and two had turned out for the Katdomba ​search, ​thich had occasioned very favourable comment from the police. It might prove possible to recompense searchers from public funds. +Alex Colley. 
-Nhile these discussions took place the election of officdrs ​went on. It- ve s after 10 p m. when he President closed the meeting and called upon members to "​reune"​. + 
-full list of office-bearers will be published next month. +Our thirty-fourth ​Annual ​General Meeting commenced with a welcome to new member Fred Thynne. 
-YOU BUDD:ING FR OK HURLEY ​'S: + 
-Polish up the wide angle lenses and mposure ​meters, oil the tripod and get cracking: +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 suitableThe 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 ClubClem 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 lengthBrian 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 machineHe said it would do the job adequately ​and was simple and easy to serviceHis motion was carried. 
-" Why?" you ask. - Foolish ​yeu: + 
-.apparently ​you haven'​t heard that they'​re looking for a Eend scenic shot (in colour, naturally) for this year's N.P...1 Xmas card. +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
-Don't forget, ​What Helen Barrett has done, any of yr,u can do (except of course, for talking George Gray into getting married. ​1.nyway, why the beard now, George?) + 
-So if yo q have something-good in the way rmf ,71 colour ​Slide, or as soon as you get such, produce it fnr scrutiny'+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 wellThe 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. 
-See Tom linppett ​(41-8873), John White (a2271 - B) or the Editor. Suggest you place it in an envelope, with your name on it. (the envelope, you clot). + 
-10 The Sydney Bushwalker .1pri...1"​1962 +In response to a request from Federation, Brian Harvey moved, and it was resolved, that the S.B.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 ​suggestionWal 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. 
-HIKING' ​IN SURNIL'​S HOLY Ht-T,S.+ 
 +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 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 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. 
 + 
 +While these discussions took place the election of officers ​went on. It was after 10 p.m. when he President closed the meeting and called upon members to "​reune"​. 
 + 
 +full list of office-bearers will be published next month. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== You Budding Frank Hurley's. ===== 
 + 
 +Polish up the wide angle lenses and exposure ​meters, oil the tripod and get cracking
 + 
 +"​Why?"​ you ask. - Foolish ​you! 
 + 
 +Apparently ​you haven'​t heard that they'​re looking for a good scenic shot (in colour, naturally) for this year's N.P.A. Xmas card. 
 + 
 +Don't forget, ​what Helen Barrett has done, any of you can do (except of course, for talking George Gray into getting married. ​Anyway, why the beard now, George?) 
 + 
 +So if you have something good in the way of a colour ​slide, or as soon as you get such, produce it for scrutiny. 
 + 
 +See Tom Moppett ​(41-8873), John White (MX2271 ​- B) or the Editor. Suggest you place it in an envelope, with your name on it. (the envelope, you clot). 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Hiking In Burma's Holy Hills===== 
 Marie B. Byles. Marie B. Byles.
-suppose you would call it hiking, not bushwalking,​ though there is plenty of wild prickly jungle in the Sagaing Hills near Mandalay. Indeed, they are almost impassable without a path, and you cannot very well wear walking shoes and socks because you have to Slip them off every time you see statues of white lions for these mean sacred ground, either a monastery or a pagoda. + 
-' ​But even though it was only hiking I thoroughly enjoyed the days I was taken on pilgrimage up the sacred ​againg ​hills this Christmas. They were a break in the life at meditation centres of which I have told in Journey into Burmese Silence that ..lien ​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. +suppose you would call it hiking, not bushwalking,​ though there is plenty of wild prickly jungle in the Sagaing Hills near Mandalay. Indeed, they are almost impassable without a path, and you cannot very well wear walking shoes and socks because you have to slip them off every time you see statues of white lions for these mean sacred ground, either a monastery or a pagoda. 
-crossed the wide Irrawaddy river in a bat like abird apinted ​with gay designs, climbed up the muddy blnks to a flagged footpath whose entrance' ​was guarded by two lifelike dragons. Their tails mere 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 epinion ​between them.. + 
-The path mounts steeply passing ​varinu6 ​humble bamboo nunneries roofed ​same- times with the very latest roofing material, ​corni-getedynn ​which mustmake them something like ovens in-Summer. ​'​hove ​them are paletial m-masteries, of course all with corrigated iron roofs! One is so magnificent that-even a luxourous hotel could hardly better it. The 3againg ​Hills are compoe'​ed ​of a metamorphosed limestone riddled with caves. In this palatial monastery the caves have been carefully rounded, floored and whitelmshed. They provide ​comfnrtable ​bedrooms warm in winter and a cool escape in summer from the space beneath the corrigated iron, I imagine, +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. 
-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. + 
-Some of the paths pass through shady jungle whose taller trees, such as frangipani, and tamarind have been imported but which would now grow wild. Some 'of'them lead you up frightfully steep steps the first ten or so of' ​which are as high as they are -wide, and the others not much gentler so that you almost feel as if you were rock-climbing. Others again are sloping colonades roofed with corrigated iron in picturesque tiers and sugeorted ​on huge teak wood columns. ​J'​en ​the flagged paths are not roofed over they can get very hot in the tropical sun when you are wearing only thin Slippers+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. 
-However, there are large earthenware pots containing drinking water - except being a foreigner it is unwise to drink unboiled water.- at convenient resting + 
-1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 11. +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
-places, and tea-Shops and stalls at all the principal shrines, and no lack of strictly teetotal. beveragps ​for the hundreds of pilgrims ​Who come every sabbath day and sometimes on other days also Many of them have came from the most distant parts of Burma and it it usually these'​Who ​fill the offering ​bokes at the Shrines with especially ​generousdonations ​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 nre the countleSs ​small pagodas falling into ruinwhich ​no one bothers to repair. Gradually-the coating of white washed concrete chips off aided by a few earthcuakes ​and reveals the red bricks beneath, the most vulnerable of all materils ​to the trembling of +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. 
-the earthOne large pagoda ​Ms h3d a huge piece bitten ​nut of it by an earthcuake ​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 pn?ulat,A; for you may never destrgy ​a pagoda or build on its sacred ​Lround, and always must you remove your shoes in its pracints ​even though the prickles are as big as needles and far stronger. + 
-little further up the Irrawaddy ​ric)-er ​arc the'sacred hills of Mingun where you may travel along sandy tracks in bulli-cck wagF;​ins; ​far pleasanter for tender white feet in the noonday tropic sun. Here the lower hills'​ar ​composed of hardened sand, former ​111Uvia1 ​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, +Some of the paths pass through shady jungle whose taller trees, such as frangipani, and tamarind have been imported but which would now grow wild. Some of them lead you up frightfully steep steps the first ten or so of which are as high as they are wide, and the others not much gentler so that you almost feel as if you were rock-climbing. Others again are sloping colonades roofed with corrigated iron in picturesque tiers and supported ​on huge teak wood columns. ​When the flagged paths are not roofed over they can get very hot in the tropical sun when you are wearing only thin slippers. 
-the meditator ​wrIuld ​have to be fairly proficient to sit in them without distraction. + 
-Alway-s ​from the tops of the hills you look oler hUngle ​and gleaming white  shrines to the calm blUe waters of the Irrawaddy river, whose banks in winter are +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 alsoMany 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
-planted with a patchwork of crops bordered with a fringe of emerald green rice. Here the hard-working peasant, his wife and his faithful bullocks ploughs the earth + 
-With the same wooden ​Plough ​that has been used for thousands of yeart and sow and +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 earthOne 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. 
-reap the harvest. He does not mind much whether he pays his taxes to U Nu's Government or General Ne Win's or to some rebel chiefOn special days he visits the shrines; at other times he makes gifts to monks and pagodas and puts flowers before the effigies of the NUts. There is no hunger in-Burma and at all times hecalls ​his bullocks by endearing names, pets his children and is always ready to laugh and be friendly. + 
-The sacred hills are a delic htful district for hiking provided you go with a heart that does not mind taking off shoes and going down with the-face on the gmand before sacred ​shrinee ​and orange-robed monks - nuns do not count: +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. 
-Overheard in the clubroom. "le 's a real puritan. ​HuTs myver cot over being born in bed with a 1,1dy+ 
-SEN Crossword L '1  +Always ​from the tops of the hills you look over jungle ​and gleaming white shrines to the calm blue waters of the Irrawaddy river, whose banks in winter are planted with a patchwork of crops bordered with a fringe of emerald green rice. Here the hard-working peasant, his wife and his faithful bullocks ploughs the earth with the same wooden ​plough ​that has been used for thousands of years and sow and reap the harvest. He does not mind much whether he pays his taxes to U Nu's Government or General Ne Win's or to some rebel chiefOn special days he visits the shrines; at other times he makes gifts to monks and pagodas and puts flowers before the effigies of the Nuts. There is no hunger in Burma and at all times he calls his bullocks by endearing names, pets his children and is always ready to laugh and be friendly. 
-1 across. - Silence a letter to make a product that wasn't very popular ​A rencint ​social evening. + 
-pamiNG LKS+The sacred hills are a delightful ​district for hiking provided you go with a heart that does not mind taking off shoes and going down with the face on the ground ​before sacred ​shrines ​and orange-robed monks - nuns do not count
-APRIL. St. Anthony'​s - Flaunted ​House Yeola Kiama. 25m.. R. + 
-13.14.1 ​LeaderPeter Stitt. ​1.a33817e*tn 23 (3)'. Private transport. +---- 
-.11 mystery walk. Be warned, Peter has not -been ,here and is 'going + 
-on Boy BroWn's advice.. Good wilkini; ​country, so Should ​be Quite intersting ould probably be classed ​'​3.S ​a test yialk+Overheard in the clubroom. "He's a real puritan. ​He's never got over being born in bed with a lady." 
-- + 
-19.20.21. Easter' ​(as if you didn't know)+---- 
-22.23. There are three official ​walk s Eoing. Prospectives should note that while these are not m-Irked ​as t. -.,​-stwalks ​they may be accepted as such on a recommendation of the leader. ​-"Moral; Look after the luader+ 
-Cars to  The Vince - the Castle ​rmd. return - 30m - R. 'Fascinating, ​Spectacul'​Ir ​country ​P nd ,ond walking. You can 2.6arn ​a +__SBW Crossword__ 
-' ​bit bout it before you go y rending ​Colin '​Vatsnn's article in this year's "​The ​BushwalkDr" ​ If you haven'​t a copy (3/-) see David Ingram. + 
-Leader Eric dcock U 3257. Private transport. +|X|1| | | | |X| 
-2. Glen Davis - Capertee R. - Mt. Uraterer - Capertoe ​R Wolgan R. - Newnes Glen Davis. ​14.8ra. R. + 
-trip for the rugged and energetic. (A poor sense of smell will also be an advantage if Wilftakes ​his acetylene lamp). This is ciillengingibteresting ​country where if you take your eye off the map and compass ​Pr more than 5 minutes, you're a case for S & R.' ​See Wilf Hader 1B3144 ​- Private Transport. +1 across. - Silence a letter to make a product that wasn't very popular ​at a recent ​social evening. 
-Badgery'​s - Iron Pot Ck Tolwong Plateau - Tim's Gully -Shoalhaven R Badgery'​s - M. + 
-This is good walking-country. Half the walk is on the tops till"'​ ough woodlands half along the riverRiver crnssings ​are mcessary ​but ,most can be wa,​ded, ​if the river is low enough. ​Hov rever, you'​ll ​hare to swim the Block--Up abnut 150 yards. (If you're like the leader and can't make that distance you'll just float down on your Dack, too). Leader -.)-tuart ​Brooks - J..4343. Private Transport. +---- 
-Blackheath - Blue Gum - Locklay's Pylon - Leurn. Leader ​Johnhite ​-Mx2271 (B) -.4W6526 -   + 
-perennial favourite you'​ll ​'really enjoy -'​Rutpe'​d. Grnse,​s6ehery. Beautiful Blue um.Foresi. ,​-lnd2,​n_intere_stinE ​walk up Lnckleys. 12.50 pm train from Centralto laackheath+===== Coming Walks===== 
-MI + 
-4.5.Barallier - MUrrun ​Ck Bindnck ​Gorge - Murrun ​CR - Barallier - 25m R. Rugged stuff. ​trip for the coeri ed walker, to whom it should prove most interesting +=== April. === 
-Leader - Mick Elfick Private Transport. + 
-5.Glenbrook - St. Helena - Western Ck Martin'​s lookout - Springwood4 ​Pleasant country. Should be a nice relaxing kind of walk. Leader Lynette White - JF6065,- (B). +__13.14.15__. St. Anthony'​s - Haunted ​House Yeola Kiama. 25m. R. LeaderPeter Stitt. ​MX3381 extn 238 (B). Private transport. ​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
-1. + 
--WPWAMMWM1,​4040WWWIMMMWMPOimmimmialimpswOmmmilim +__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
-it44 + 
-,11,11H0 S GOING 74AL.160G ?? - you J.I.FLE I t. +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. 
-Then here is hn..n dy reminder list -t,c5 help you put the right gear in your rucksP.ck ​and really + 
-ENJOY THE WEEKEND ​ +2. Glen Davis - Capertee R. - Mt. Uraterer - Capertee ​Wolgan R. - Newnes Glen Davis. ​48m. R. trip for the rugged and energetic. (A poor sense of smell will also be an advantage if Wilf takes his acetylene lamp). This is challenginginteresting ​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. 
-Batteries ​Boot3 aces Tent Cord First Aid+ 
-Dried Vegetables Lemon & Lime Powder ​Windja cket Torch & Spare Globes Heat Tablets Primus Stove Water, Bucket Food Containers ShoulderPads Maps & Compass Tin Opener Leather Dressing +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 riverRiver 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. 
-Socks Sleeping Bag Cover Waterproof Rucksack-- lining ,A Rugged Rough-wool ​-Norwegia n Jumper,+ 
-  - +__28.29__. ​Blackheath - Blue Gum - Lockley's Pylon - Return. Leader ​John White - Mx2271 (B) XW6526 ​16mperennial 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
-NO !!! , + 
- ​You'​re taking the &​Ix; ​on a camping trip with +=== May. === 
-the' ​kids.- PerhQ.ps. ​an air-bed or stretcher will ease the ageing bones. ​ne have pletity cif 41z incly - items just for car campers. Come in. + 
-'LL BE BUSY AT ESTER - so see us soon ;!! +__4.5.6__. Barallier - Murrun ​Ck - Bindock ​Gorge - Murrun ​Ck - Barallier - 25m R. Rugged stuff. ​trip for the experienced ​walker, to whom it should prove most interestingLeader - Mick ElfickPrivate Transport. 
-P.S. + 
-Ask to see our latest super  lightweight ​rrylon-groundsheetcapes weight,9 ozs , +__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). 
-APDV PAWN r:ct + 
-Lighiweight ​Camp Gear. +---- 
-201 CASTLE REACH $4 SYDNEY + 
-BM 2683 +=== Paddy Made=== 
-14Th'​e ​-pril2. + 
- . +Who's going walking this Easter?? __You__ are!!! 
-THE 7.:SCUE IN IMIANGR,"​1. GORGE. ,+ 
 +Then here is a handy reminder list to help you put the right gear in your rucksack ​and really ​__enjoy the weekend__. 
 + 
 +Batteries, Bootlaces, ​Tent CordFirst AidDried VegetablesLemon & Lime Powder, Windjacket, ​Torch & Spare GlobesHeat TabletsPrimus Stove, ​Water BucketFood ContainersShoulder PadsMaps & CompassTin OpenerLeather DressingSocksSleeping Bag CoverWaterproof Rucksack-lining,​ A Rugged Rough-wool ​Norwegian ​Jumper. 
 + 
 +__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 plenty of handy items just for car campers. Come in. 
 + 
 +We'll be busy at Easter ​- so see us soon!!! 
 + 
 +P.S. Ask to see our latest super lightweight ​nylon-groundsheet-capes - weight ​9 ozs!!! 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight ​Camp Gear. 
 + 
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. ​BM 2683. 
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 +===== The Rescue In Kanangra Gorge===== 
 Dot Butler. Dot Butler.
-_Tice steep country south-east from '​Tendlan ​is gashed by a series of na-se thousand foot deep chasms down _whose ​precipitous sides waterfalls ​roarr-then tumble as swift flowing creeks down dark narrow ​boulderzfilled ​gorges. They are savage, ​lorply ​places, visible only to the tourist on ,Kanangra Plateau as near-vertical cliffs hung with close vegetation ​,and dripping ferns, inthe 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 bush-viralker ​this is the country of his dreams, where his call to adventUre ​is fulfilled ​aura of excitment ​hangs round the place names - Murdering Gully, Kanangra GorgeDanai Brook, Thurat Rift, the Pooken Deep. + 
-Fired by enthusiasm a party of young people, members of the 8ydne-y ​University Climbing ​'Club, set out for the big adventure, a descent of Kanangra. Gotgeretur*ing ​to the Plateau ​byway of Murdering Gully. They Carefully_ ​practiced their ,​newlf ​learnt art of abseiling, being careful to select ​adecuate ​belays to tie the +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 GorgeDanai Brook, Thurat Rift, the Pooken Deep. 
--approved ​'knots and handle the ropes correctly. The accident happened so suddenly+ 
-Some -of the boys had successfully descended the cliff by the w.71-berfal1, 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 t'iire ,assistance to one of the girls as he came down. He grimed ​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 +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 ​Gorgereturning ​to the Plateau ​by way of Murdering Gully. They carefully ​practiced their newly learnt art of abseiling, being careful to select ​adequate ​belaysto tie the approved knots and handle the ropes correctly. The accident happened so suddenlySome 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. 
-waterfall chute to lie, an inert her-T, in the creek some 30 feet beloi He was in great pain as they picked him up andcarefully carried him to the only bit of + 
-level ground they could find, a few sTruare ​yards F.t the side 'of the gorge sheltered by a small clump of trees. Here they spent an an.,-TiouS nirtt, 'sleeping fitfully, and at first light:on rskinday ​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, ​end as luck would have it they also got Bob Binks who was just returning from a fishing trip with a cou-ole ​of friends. Bob had decided that instead ​Of heading +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 afternoonIt 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. 
-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."​ +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 hourSo 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. 
-"Are you a practicing ​nua lified ​medical practioner?"​ "​Look,"​ said Bob who didn't think he could get his tonguearound a sentence like that, Let's cut'-the formalities,​ I can see you're in trouble. I'm a doctor; ​whatcan ​I do to helpyou?" + 
-So the relieved boys' ​poured out the whole story and Bob went straight ​'back with them. +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. 
-Back in the gorge a silent group sat with their injured friend. There was little they could do to ease his pain. vben Bob arrived he diagnosed the trouble, gave pain-Idlling ​drugs, strapped up the broken feet with adhesive bandages + 
-bandaged up the sprained wrist and '​Cut' ​chin, and Stayed ​with the patient till late +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 waterfallHe 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. 
-afternoonIt soon became evident that the party was not strong enough to try + 
-rescue operations. ​l '​qhen ​they tried out tie borrowed stretcher its sh'​aft'​s ​broke +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 look at it and discovered it was a human leg boneNow here was an enthralling mystery for the police to solveBut 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 itShould 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 noI wanted ​to keep it to show to Dr. Binks. I put it on top of my pack with my jumpers but later on when retrieved my pack the bone had vanished. Without ​an Exhibit ​the police would have nothing to go onso there the story will have to close the mystery remain unsolved. 
-and ,it is still lying down in Kan-ng;​ra ​Gorge, ​'unused. Leaving five of the ,boys + 
-with Dick, Bob and the rest of the -party 4itabed ​out of the Gorge, drove down to ,Caves House, and sent an r.O.S. -bhrough ​to Sydney ​th it thi s was a search ​and Rescue job, and all available manpower, especially'rock-,climbxs, would be needed. ​bwiftly ​Paddy Pallin, ​Ninin Melville and the va,​rious'​Clubs' S. & R. contact officers went into action,,and the tele-o hone wires ran hot. +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 cliffHere 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 bulgingand 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 & 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 backLooking 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 methodDick 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 inGod what an effortand what a man! 
-,April 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 15 + 
-Meanwhile, how are the potential rescuers spending their time, u/aware +Now the stretcher was pulled ​up, Dick was strapped ​in againand 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 ​ropeBy 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 otherHowever, 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. 
-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 solg, and as one of the re- + 
-uners I didn't get any sleep either, but who cares, we can fall into bed and +Now it was necessary to manhandle the stretcher up 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. 
-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 +Now it was necessary to slide the stretcher down from this ridge into the creek in the next gully. Downhill was obviously much easier than uphill, and the bearers slid down with great gusto and surprised even themselves when they arrived so quickly at the creekHere another well earned rest, and while we were resting ​who should ​come clambering ​down but good old Paddy, and a little later Bob Binks. They had a little reassuring chat with Dick, who had borne all this juggling about of his defenceless body with uncomplaining fortitude. He had supreme confidence in his rescuers. ​That's a good way to be, when you have no choice. 
-rings. Can I set out immediately for a rescue down Kanangra Gorge? Yes, of course + 
-Itm 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 hourSo 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. +"I was in your shop on Friday,"​ said Dick. "Do you remember me? I bought a sling from you." "​Oh ​my goodness,"​ cried Paddy, "​Don'​t say it was my sling that let you down!
-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 nud 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 usdown 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 natient. He was a Quiet, dark, good-looking ​Ind, It was a pity his chivalry had pot him in this predicament. +Down at the creek bed a pleasant surprise awaited us. While we had been entirely engrossed in the goings in the first gully, Ron Wardrop ​and his helpers had been hard at it in this gully and a whole set of ropes had been erected up the steep mountain side, so it was only a matter of hooking on our burden and hauling away. It was now about 3 p.m. "​We'​ll ​have him out by dark," ​we told Paddy as he and Bob started back up the creek the way they had come. I don't think Paddy quite believed this, or else he didn't want to raise the hopes of Dick's mother waiting ​back at Caves House in case she should be disappointed. ​Anyhow ​the news got back to the Press and the A.B.C. that the patient was not likely to be brought ​out that night. While an avid public was being regaled with this bit of news the rescuers worked on relentlessly. By now they had properly ​got the feel of things, and they came up like a rocket - the stretcher and six bearers; a set of relieving ​bearers ​at the side, several bods behind to push if required, all the camp followers with the spare ropes and packs, ​while up at the hauling end six or eight boys hauled on the rope to such good effect that the karebiner ​(tied to a tree and used as a pulley) ran hot and the rope began to charIt was then a case of "Ease off! Erase off"! While the karabiner cooled down and a fresh sling was used to tie it to the tree. 
-We now had a close inspection of the three possible ​mays out, chose the one we-liked best and sent up a pre-arranged signal to Col Oloman who had waited up + 
-above the waterfallHe 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 irontongery ​they would never have got the boy out. David worked with all the ardour of an artist at his mok, and enjoyed every minute of it. +By about 5 o'​c1ock ​fine rain started ​to spit, but we all ignored it and it soon gave up. Finally ​the route led up a slope where a number of loose rocks were dislodged and went hurtling down towards the stretcher. The bearers scattered with loud shouts and curses, and Dick's guardian angel safeguarded his defenceless head as the great blocks ​burst and exploded all around him. Finally up to the plateau top by 6.30 p.mjust as dark came on and a thick mist enveloped the whole sceneHere Nin Melville was waiting with a number of torches, so all who had spare hands took one and an eerie walk began with torches ahead flashing through the swirling gloom, and shouts of "​Don'​t go too far to the left or you'll go over the precipice. We don't want another accident on our hands!" "Don't go too far to the right or you'll finish up in the swamp!" "​Don'​t go so fast, you in front; you're leaving the stretcher party behind!"​ 
-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, ​50 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 +We walked across the Plateau by instinct, came to the correct creek-crossing in the darkand when about a mile from the cars Nin let out piercing whistles which were answered by honking ​of car horns, and we came in by radar as it were. 
-16 The 3.vdne-7 Bushwalker pril 1962 + 
-+Dick was transferred to Bob Binks Station waggon with a nice soft mattress in it, taken down to Caves House to a waiting mother who ran to him and kissed him through the windowand then Bob drove them down to Sydney and the North Shore Hospital for Dick 
-tree line above. Thinking, it would he infer if I had an ice axe to dig steps + 
-up the mud, I cast around for a likely piece-of stick to use and f(lund ​something ​'about 15 inches long that looked like a useful tool, 1/​Then ​I finally surmounted the climb and was about to throw away my trusty tool I tool: lodk at it '-Ind -discovered it was a human leg boneNow here was an enthralling mystery for the police to solve:. But how was I to take the bone bock? 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 (2.risiy ​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, ​smd the stretcher ​vas on its way down. I showed my trophy to one of the lads who was a vet atudent, but he said it wasn't any animal bone that he lmsw3. I.could have told him thet." ​They urged me to throw it away as it was bed luck, but no I wanted ​tO keep it to show to Dr. Binks. I put it on top of my peck with my jumpers but later on when: i retrieved my peck the 'bone had vanished, '​it'​-out ​an Exhibit ​te police would have nothing to go on so there thc,story will have to close the mystery remain unsolved. +The rescuers sorted out their gear as best they could be means of someone'​s arc light, then Rus and Rootsie and Les and I drove off through the dark, a glance back showing the edifying scene of press reporters taking down somebody'​s statements in little notebooks, and those somebodies weren'​t us. 
-The boys don 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 moraint ​to the base of the cliff,' ​Here the full difficulty of the situation burst upon theme How were the bearers going to be able to help with the stretcher when the cliff was nearly ​verticalf-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 stretcherby brute force over the bulge. ​'I had been telling Rus Kippax how, at an S & P. Demonstration a coupleeof ​years back, I had been the victim and Col Putt had " rescued"​ me by picka-backing me like a sack of coals slung over 'his shoulder by my arms and lying down his backLooking down from my high perch where I was helping the boys peg-out a ropeway along the cliff face I saw that Rue had decided to try this methodDick was unstrapped from the stretcher, tied to Rues back by means of a bos'​un'​s ​chair7 ​with his poor bandaged feet dangling, ​&nd Rue startedhis ​Herculean'​clim; ​He was belayed from the tree up top hand had a thin nylonbendline ​to pull on When necessary, but he took the whole of Dick's weight as he dlimbed, ​Yarmak (Graham Nelson) followed behindgive a shove if and when-possible, the boy e up top -heaved on the belay rope, and inch by ineh up they cetme. The rope tying Dick round us'' slipped ​,up and nearly throttled him. There were frantic shouts ​-of 'Es e off:" ​'Ease offRus collected his,breath for a few seonds,then it wis7oh ​again. ​BY the time lie, ,surmounted, thG climb the boys were hauling in the last of the 12b ft of rope, and Rus collapsed on the ledge' ​just about done in God whet 'an-effortand whnt a man! +Down to Caves House, ​where Dick's brother was manfully delving into his pocket every time another car arrived, and shouting the occupants to drinks. ​We finished up thirty-five of us in the lounge, where rough walking types are not usually welcomed, drinking beer and answering roll call. One boy who was still a bit shakey ​knocked ​over his glass of beer. We mopped it up with a small handkerchief and wrung it back into his glass, leaving it for the drinks waiter. It would be a pity if the Caves House proprietor thought we were rough uncouth ​types, ​who go around making messes. And here, too I was re-united with my pack. Some kind person had picked it up down in the second gully and brought it all this way for meHe didn't know my shoes were in ithad been doing all the rock-face climbing bare-footed but when we got into the scree gullie I could have used them. With a feeling of thankfulness I clothed myself in my shoes and gave Rootsie ​back his nylon socks
-Now the stretcher was pulled ​un, Dick was stranned ​in atain'​end ​the interesting business of launching him on the first of '?​.00tsie'​s ​fling foxes begen. Dave had hammered into the rouk an expansion ​bolt5 to which a link was attached. The itpewhichatz ​to bear the stretcher was threaded though this, theh carried across the _cliff ​face for about a hundred feet and threaded through another expansion ​boat"Half a dozen slings were tied round Dick in the stretcher, karabiners were hooked through the loops, and bY much careful ​manoeulileing ​he was hooked on to the bearing ​rQ1DeBY means of a rope attached to the foot end of the stretcher he was then pulled across + 
-.pril 1962 The Sydney Bushwelkor 17. +Then Heigh-ho for home and bed by 2 a.m. TuesdayNo sleep since the previous ​Friday night. It will take wild hones to get me up during ​the next twelve hours. The family got their own breakfast ​and got themselves off to school, while deep unconsciousness ​washed over my sleeping body. Suddenly the telephone rang piercingly. I leapt out of bedSaid a sweet voice on the other end of the line, "Is that Mrs Butler?" ​"I think so," said I, not being quite sure. "Could I interest you in a raffle ticket for the Spastic ​Centre?" "Go on!" prompted a malevolent voice inside me, "Say itTell her where to put her ticket!" ​But years of training in politeness came to my aid and I said sweetly, "No thank you, not today,"​ and hung up and went back to bedOther people suffered worse than that thoughRus, for instance, was woken up at 6 a.mwith reporters and photographers from six different papers pounding on the front door. He is thinking of retiring to a monastery. 
-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 for 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 otherHowever, by sending a messenger back and forth across the face, bringing ​:nd relaying messages the job was done, and it was with more than mare relief that we got him safely pulled in and lr nded+---- 
-Now it was necessary to manhandle the stretcher up 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 ride top they took a well earndd reat, while the Ca= 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. +=== Plumbing Troubles??? === 
-Now it was necessary to slide the stretcher down from this ridge into the creek in the next gully. Downhill was obviously much easier than uphill, and the bearers slid down with great gusto and surprised even themselves when they arrived so quickly at the creekHere another well earned rest, and while we were resting ​Who should ​comp clambering ​dawn but good old Paddy, and a little later Bob Binks. They had a little reassuring chat with Dick, Who had borne all this juggling about of his defenceless body with uncomplaining fortitude. He had supreme confidence in his rescrare ​That's a good may to be, when you have no choice. + 
-- -"I was in your shop on Friday,"​ said Dick. "Do you remember me? I bought +__Do you need__ new roof, guttering and downpipes??​ 
-ding from you." "Oh py goodness,"​ cried Paddy, "​Don'​t say it was my sling that let you down!' + 
-Down at the creek bed a pleasant surprise awaited us. :​fhile ​we had been entirely engrossed in the goings in the first gully, Ron etridrop ​and his helpers had been hard at it in this gully and a whole set of ropes had been erected up the steep mountain side, so it was only a matter of hooking on our burden and hauling away. It was now about 3 p m. have him out by dark, we told Paddy as he and Bob started back up the creek the way they had come. I don't think Paddy quite believed this, or else he didn't want to raise the hopes of Dick's mother waiting ​beck atCaves House incase ​she should be disappointed. ​,​.inyhow ​the news got beck to the Press and the ,.B.that the patient was not likely to be brouEht ​out that night. While an avid public was being regaled with this bit of news the rescuers worked on relentlessly. By now they had properly ​pot the fool of things, and they ceme up like a rocket - the stretcher and six bearers; ​ a set of relieving ​beaters ​at the side, several bods behind to push if reeuired, all thb camp followers with the spare ropes and packs, ​While up at the hauling end-six or eight boys hauled on the rope to such good effect that the karebimr ​(tied to a tree and uSed as a pulley) ran hot and the rope began to charIt was then a case of Ease off! Erase off"! While the karabiner cooled down and a fresh sling was used to tie it to the tree. +__Or does__ the roof and guttering need re-painting??​ 
-The Sydney MueLwalkar ,nril 1962 + 
-By about 5o'​c1ock ​fine rain startc,​d ​to spit, but we all ignored it and +__Or perhaps__ a new water service or hot-water installation??​ 
-it soon gave up, Final4 ​the route led up a slope where a number of loose rocks were dislodged and went hurtling down towards the stretcher. The bearers scatteredwith loud shouts and curses, and Dick's guardian angel safeguarded his defenceless head as the great blocks ​1. 11-st and exploded all around him. Finally up to the plateau top by 6,30 p m just as dark came on and a thick mist enveloped the whole sceneHere Nin Melville was waiting with a number of torches, so all 'who had spare hands took one and an eerie walk began with torches ahead flashing through the swirling gloom, and shouts of "​Don'​t go too far to the left or you'll go over the precipice. We don't want another accident on our hands l,' 'Dan't go too far to the right or you'll finish up in the swamp:" "​Don'​t go so fast, you in front; you're leaving the stretcher partybehind!"​ + 
-We walked across the Plateau by instanct, came to the correct creek-crossing in the dark and when about a mile from the cars Nin let out piercing whistles which were answered by honkf ng of car horns, and we came in by radar as it were. +No job is too small - for any plumbing installations or alterations 
-Dick was transferred to Bob Bthks Station waggon with a nice soft mattress + 
-in it, taken down to Caves House to a waiting mother who ran to him and kissed him through the windowand then Bob drove them down to Sydney and the North Shore Hospital for Dick, +__You need Roy's friendly plumbing service__. 
-The rescuerssorted out their gear as best they could be means of someone'​s + 
-arc light, then Rus and Rootsie and Les and I drove off through the dark, a.- glance +Contact Roy Craggs in the S.B.W. Club-rooms or contact Joe Crags, Carpenter and Painter, 41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, Telephone JU2203. 
-back showing the edifying scene of press reporters taking down somebody'​s statements + 
-in little notebooks, and those somebodies weren'​t us.  +__Remember__ - you need Roy's friendly service!!! 
-Down to Caves House, ​there Dick's brother was manfully delvinginto his  pocket every time another car arrived, and shouting the occupants to drinks.. 72Ve finished up thirty-five of us inthe louhc-e, where rough walking types are not -- + 
-usually welcomed, drinking beer and answering roll call. One boy who was +---- 
-still a bit shakey ​le:​nocked ​over his glass of beer. We mopped it up with asmall ​handkerchief and wrung it back into his glass, leaving it for the drinks waiter. It would be a pity if the Caves House proprietor thought we were rough uncoUth ​types, ​Who go around making messes, ,nd here, too I was re-united with my pack. Some kind person had picked it up down in the second gully and brought it all this way for meHe didn't know my shoes were in itHad been doing-all the rock- face climbing bare-footed but when we got into the scree gullie I could have Used :them. With a feeling of thankfulness I clothed myself in my Shoes and gave Rootsie ​teak his nylon socks + 
-Then Heigh-ho for home and bed by 2 am, Tuesday No sleep since the nrevious ​Friday night. It will take wild hones to get me up dliring ​the next twelve hours. The'family got their own by'​eakfast ​and got themselves off to school, while deep uncOnsciousness ​washed over my sleeping body. Suddenly the telephone rang piercingly. I leapt out of bedSaid a sweet voice on the other end of the line, "Is that Mrs Butler? "I think so," said I, not being nuite sure. "Cou]d I interest you in a raffle ticket for the gpastio ​Centre?' oni" prompted a malevolentvoice inside me, "​Say ​ it Tell her where to rut her ticket! But years of training in politeness came to my aid and I said sweetly, "No thank you., not today,"​-and hung up and went back to bed Other people suffered worse than that thoughRus, fOr. instance, was woken up at 6 a mwith reporters and photographers from six different papers pounding on the front door. He is thinking of retiring to a monastery. +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. 
-:._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 + 
-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 +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. 
-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.  + 
-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 ​ + 
-PLUMBING TR 0' S ? ? ? +=== An apology from our Social Secretary=== 
-ROOF., '​GUTTERING AND DOWNPIPES ? ? + 
-Ta ROOF :.ND CTUTT:TRIM N RE-P:.ThTING ? ? +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. 
-ril. 1962 +
-DO YOU'-1,1L..0 +
-:OR DOES +
-OR PERH-PS +
-L. NEW WATER SERVICE OR HOT-VTR INST-LL-TION ? ? +
-No job is too small - for anyplumbing installations or alterati-ns +
-YOU NEED ROY 'S FRIENDLY PLUMBING 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 '. +
-19 +
-20  . The Sydney Bushwalknr ,qpril 1962. olo from our eocial Secreta +
-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.+
 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. ===
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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. ===
 +
 +__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.
 +
 +__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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