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-TI-TE SYDNEY ​BUSHWALICER +THE SYDNEY ​BUSHWALKER 
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney ​BushwaBier, rleSbillr. Associ,​.tion Rooms "​Northcote Building,"​ Reiby Place, Sydney.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney ​Bushwalker, rleSbillr. Associ,​.tion Rooms "​Northcote Building,"​ Reiby Place, Sydney.
 Box No 4476 G.P.a, Sydney. 'Phone J1N1462 Box No 4476 G.P.a, Sydney. 'Phone J1N1462
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 The Bushwalker - Synca rpia 20 The Bushwalker - Synca rpia 20
 2. The Sydney Buehwalker June 1963 2. The Sydney Buehwalker June 1963
 +
 Hi, Hi,
 +
 Our sub-committee on club finances has not been idle and has given a lot of thought to the several problems engaging their attention. It seems reasonable to assume that we can expect an early announcement from the chair summarising their deliberations to date and possibly recommending some lines of action. Our sub-committee on club finances has not been idle and has given a lot of thought to the several problems engaging their attention. It seems reasonable to assume that we can expect an early announcement from the chair summarising their deliberations to date and possibly recommending some lines of action.
-Bushwalkers are a lousy lot, myself included, and would rather walk a hundred miles than spend two bob. But we should be ready to accept +Bushwalkers are a lousy lot, myself included, and would rather walk a hundred miles than spend two bob.  
-any such recommendations as may come from the chair as they represent the considered opinions of well qualified people that we have elected to do our dirty work for us. General meetings tend to be a bit unwieldy in arriving at decisions (particularly concerning money) and committee working provides the most efficient solution of problems of this kind, provided always, of course, that the body of members ​ieteins ​its confidence in the committee they have elected. If they don't, then a new committee should be elected. + 
-I think we can expect some move on the E3.1 Funds which have been languishing in bonds for years pe,st. Seeing that we cen only buy land with this money, and some considerable effort will be required to locate a suitable tract, it would no-E, be unreasonable for each of us to be asked to lent in some time and miles, ​lookinc. ​around. "Lend-senrchn welks may become the new vogue, and walkers may have to learn a little more about the exact title of land through which they walk, if they are to mike an intelligent appraisal of any area that takes their fancy. It would be optimistic to expect to buy anything suitable for E500 and When the ideal +But we should be ready to accept any such recommendations as may come from the chair as they represent the considered opinions of well qualified people that we have elected to do our dirty work for us. General meetings tend to be a bit unwieldy in arriving at decisions (particularly concerning money) and committee working provides the most efficient solution of problems of this kind, provided always, of course, that the body of members ​maintains ​its confidence in the committee they have elected. If they don't, then a new committee should be elected. 
-area is unearthed, it may well be that we have to raise some more cash to + 
-purchase it The original money for Era was raised by subscriptions from walkers and I, for one, an confident that we could repeat ​'the performance when the situation demands it Of coarse, we would all expect the Committee to lead the way and set a good example in such a crisis. +I think we can expect some move on the E3.1 Funds which have been languishing in bonds for years pe,st. Seeing that we can only buy land with this money, and some considerable effort will be required to locate a suitable tract, it would not be unreasonable for each of us to be asked to lent in some time and miles, ​looking ​around. "​Lend ​searching walks may become the new vogue, and walkers may have to learn a little more about the exact title of land through which they walk, if they are to make an intelligent appraisal of any area that takes their fancy. It would be optimistic to expect to buy anything suitable for E500 and when the ideal area is unearthed, it may well be that we have to raise some more cash to purchase it
-The yearly club-subscriptions may well rear up again, as I fail to + 
-see how we can battle along at our present rates for much longer. To +The original money for Era was raised by subscriptions from walkers and I, for one, am confident that we could repeat the performance when the situation demands itOf course, we would all expect the Committee to lead the way and set a good example in such a crisis. 
-join a golf club, for example, would coat you ten times as much as we pay. + 
-With a bit more money in hand there are a lot of things a Committee could do to improve our club, a modern up-to-date library being just one.+The yearly club-subscriptions may well rear up again, as I fail to see how we can battle along at our present rates for much longer. To join a golf club, for example, would coat you ten times as much as we pay. With a bit more money in hand there are a lot of things a Committee could do to improve our club, a modern up-to-date library being just one. 
 With all their deliberations,​ I hope the E100 for a new typewriter for the magazine has not been overlooked. Patchy reproduction in the magazine is only due, we assure you, to the worn out keys on our present machine, which is in worse condition than your Editor. With all their deliberations,​ I hope the E100 for a new typewriter for the magazine has not been overlooked. Patchy reproduction in the magazine is only due, we assure you, to the worn out keys on our present machine, which is in worse condition than your Editor.
 +
 June, 1963 The Sydney Busliwraker 3. June, 1963 The Sydney Busliwraker 3.
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 Jim Brown Jim Brown
-U p to the present sta,2e of Lhis year, t'Lle Club's new members appear to be distinguished for their bashfulnc ss - or is it that they are determined nothing will be pinned on them? At all events, on the evening of May 02 they weren'​t thereAfter reading and endorsement of the minutes the President announced that, bc,​),:,​ause ​of pressure of business, the May Committee meeting had not advanced with the Library proposals Further, the special meeting arranged for ;​ponsible ​"​junior"​ members had been thwarted by a total absence of the juniors,+ 
 +Up to the present sta,2e of Lhis year, t'Lle Club's new members appear to be distinguished for their bashfulness ​- or is it that they are determined nothing will be pinned on them? At all events, on the evening of May 02 they weren'​t thereAfter reading and endorsement of the minutes the President announced that, because ​of pressure of business, the May Committee meeting had not advanced with the Library proposalsFurther, the special meeting arranged for reponsible ​"​junior"​ members had been thwarted by a total absence of the juniors, 
 Out of correspondence came a letter from Tom Itoppett telling us Out of correspondence came a letter from Tom Itoppett telling us
 one of the members of the Fauna Protection Pond l WE',8 retiring on account of age, and he ---ended to us Allan Fcx a foundation member of L,,P.A. and one time Caloola Club member as our nomination. A regular procession of members agreed lhat Allan Fox would be a very worthy representative of the conservation bodies, and we voted aecordinc;​ly,​ one of the members of the Fauna Protection Pond l WE',8 retiring on account of age, and he ---ended to us Allan Fcx a foundation member of L,,P.A. and one time Caloola Club member as our nomination. A regular procession of members agreed lhat Allan Fox would be a very worthy representative of the conservation bodies, and we voted aecordinc;​ly,​
-The President referred to the ding-dong ​:​Jetween ​the Snowy Mountains Authority and the Kosciusko ​StaLe Trusty ​and said as it seemed certain to become a political football, the Committee recommended that we write to + 
-Senator Spooner in protest, or Sir G:A.1-tiad (asmemhei ​of the Trust) in support of preservation of the primitive area at the Summit, It was suggested that the letters from the Club he signed by as many mumbe/​s ​as possible. Alex Colley felt our letters should ​answei ​a question that was bound to arise - wlz- the State Government, in spite of representations,​ had neglected to ;proclaim the primitive axon until work on the Summit had commenced, Jim Brown said the Club's attitude had boon c=sistent, and he c.:1-11d not see why the Club should attempt to explin ​why the State Government had or had not taken certain. action. He moved endorsement of Committee'​s recommendation. Reg Ylbakim,sad from corresriondence ​he had conducted with Mr. Monaghan, pointing out that the works in the Primitive area would not add to water storage and onl:y a minute amount to electricity generation. The President pointed out that conservation bodies had urec:t the deduction of a Primitive Area for years past and Aleer Colley said the C'​ob'​s letter should make this quite clear The Committee 's recommendations were then adopted and the President said the letters would be bralght in for members signatures at the next Club night.+The President referred to the ding-dong ​between ​the Snowy Mountains Authority and the Kosciusko ​State Trust and said as it seemed certain to become a political football, the Committee recommended that we write to Senator Spooner in protest, or Sir G:A.1-tiad (as a member ​of the Trust) in support of preservation of the primitive area at the Summit, It was suggested that the letters from the Club he signed by as many members ​as possible. Alex Colley felt our letters should ​answer ​a question that was bound to arise - viz- the State Government, in spite of representations,​ had neglected to proclaim the primitive axon until work on the Summit had commenced, Jim Brown said the Club's attitude had boon consistent, and he c.:1-11d not see why the Club should attempt to explain ​why the State Government had or had not taken certain. action. He moved endorsement of Committee'​s recommendation. Reg Ylbakim,sad from correspondence ​he had conducted with Mr. Monaghan, pointing out that the works in the Primitive area would not add to water storage and only a minute amount to electricity generation. The President pointed out that conservation bodies had urec:t the deduction of a Primitive Area for years past and Aleer Colley said the C'​ob'​s letter should make this quite clear The Committee 's recommendations were then adopted and the President said the letters would be bralght in for members signatures at the next Club night.
 Correspondence was no in:Lshecl- a letter from Snow Brown. and signed by a group -)1b members asked for the reading c he ra1s Report to Correspondence was no in:Lshecl- a letter from Snow Brown. and signed by a group -)1b members asked for the reading c he ra1s Report to
 be resumed end sugEasted that loalers of wallLi miht be asked to narrate the tale of their trips to meatil-,Es, Frashc':​own was ar,an it - a business meeting should be a business meeting. if leaders were to hash our lugs it Should be after business was; wer Math frown Moved that revert to the be resumed end sugEasted that loalers of wallLi miht be asked to narrate the tale of their trips to meatil-,Es, Frashc':​own was ar,an it - a business meeting should be a business meeting. if leaders were to hash our lugs it Should be after business was; wer Math frown Moved that revert to the
 old drill and, road the Vallcs Fccolto Bill lurke not sure whether the Report was business or entertaint. Jack Wren didn't wish to hear long old drill and, road the Vallcs Fccolto Bill lurke not sure whether the Report was business or entertaint. Jack Wren didn't wish to hear long
-The Sydney Bushwlker June 1963+
 lists of statistics of the numbers on walks. Frank Ashdown said he was for the motion, but not the added talking proposed in the letter. Snow said the telling of the story by leaders worked well in other Clubs he had visited, and he felt it was worth a trial, but realised that was outside the terms of the motion. Bob Godfrey was dismayed that we could change our minds so quickly, but Eddie Strotton felt we should hear about walking activity, the most important aspect of the Club. After which we carried the motion. lists of statistics of the numbers on walks. Frank Ashdown said he was for the motion, but not the added talking proposed in the letter. Snow said the telling of the story by leaders worked well in other Clubs he had visited, and he felt it was worth a trial, but realised that was outside the terms of the motion. Bob Godfrey was dismayed that we could change our minds so quickly, but Eddie Strotton felt we should hear about walking activity, the most important aspect of the Club. After which we carried the motion.
 The first statistics of the evening followed instantly with the Treasurer telling us our cash in hand had increased from E185 to E215 on the month'​s trading. Subscriptions to the tune of 54 had helped it along. The first statistics of the evening followed instantly with the Treasurer telling us our cash in hand had increased from E185 to E215 on the month'​s trading. Subscriptions to the tune of 54 had helped it along.
 So to the Walks Re9ort, which first included two belatedly received reports from March, both to do with the Royal Tour Holiday of 2-3-4 March. Bob Godfrey had a party of on a canoe jaunt on Fish River, which was too shallow for good boating. (Bob complained of a female bow-man who didn't even notice when he went over into the drink). A party which owned to no leadership wont to fee Jasper Caves. The eight members explored the Dip Cave involving (1 60 ft descent en wire ladders, and reported some good formations. The party swam in the Geedre,​digbee river - a good trout stream but infested with liver flu]ze, necessatinc boiling. So to the Walks Re9ort, which first included two belatedly received reports from March, both to do with the Royal Tour Holiday of 2-3-4 March. Bob Godfrey had a party of on a canoe jaunt on Fish River, which was too shallow for good boating. (Bob complained of a female bow-man who didn't even notice when he went over into the drink). A party which owned to no leadership wont to fee Jasper Caves. The eight members explored the Dip Cave involving (1 60 ft descent en wire ladders, and reported some good formations. The party swam in the Geedre,​digbee river - a good trout stream but infested with liver flu]ze, necessatinc boiling.
 +
 Coming to April, Dot Butler with 6 members, 3 prospectives and 4 visitors coverad two day trios on 5-6th April. The Saturday jeunt was Kanangra Gorge, NUrdering Gully, KrinenTra ,Inc-1 Sunday was Oldham'​s Selection, Whalania Chasm. Dot expleinec, that the climbs are best mt:asured in hours rather than miles, since only about 12 miles were covered, but total descent and climbs of over 5,000 ft were concerned on the same week-end John Luxton led 8 members and 1 prospective from Katoomba via Scenic Railway, Ruined Castle, (exploration of Shale Nine shaft), Katoomba. The Golden Stairs up to the let Narrow Neck are reported in good condition. The Sunday'​s walk, Ernie French led 14 (8 members, 6 prospectives) down Glenbrook Gorge up to the Nepean Lookout, Euroka and back to Glenbrook. Ern reports that scrub along the Glenbrook: Gorge tops is heavy after several wet seasons. Coming to April, Dot Butler with 6 members, 3 prospectives and 4 visitors coverad two day trios on 5-6th April. The Saturday jeunt was Kanangra Gorge, NUrdering Gully, KrinenTra ,Inc-1 Sunday was Oldham'​s Selection, Whalania Chasm. Dot expleinec, that the climbs are best mt:asured in hours rather than miles, since only about 12 miles were covered, but total descent and climbs of over 5,000 ft were concerned on the same week-end John Luxton led 8 members and 1 prospective from Katoomba via Scenic Railway, Ruined Castle, (exploration of Shale Nine shaft), Katoomba. The Golden Stairs up to the let Narrow Neck are reported in good condition. The Sunday'​s walk, Ernie French led 14 (8 members, 6 prospectives) down Glenbrook Gorge up to the Nepean Lookout, Euroka and back to Glenbrook. Ern reports that scrub along the Glenbrook: Gorge tops is heavy after several wet seasons.
 At Easter the Nattai walk:​programmed was cancelled but the Annual Safari to the Castle Area, conducted by Bill Rodgers, brought out a party At Easter the Nattai walk:​programmed was cancelled but the Annual Safari to the Castle Area, conducted by Bill Rodgers, brought out a party
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 Then, with the clock standing at 9.25 p m, those old faithfuls, Gentle and Rodgers undertook:​Room Stewarding and we closed down. Then, with the clock standing at 9.25 p m, those old faithfuls, Gentle and Rodgers undertook:​Room Stewarding and we closed down.
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-Letters to the Editor. Keen Motorists All. + 
-Several of your correspondents have inferred from py letter in the March magazine that I don't like motor cars. In this they are right, but they need have no fears that I will bore them with my reasons for this pre-Cambrian attitude. To cast aspersions on the wonderful machine that is the backbone of our economy, keeps us all working to pay for it, fills our hsopitals, and best of all, saves us from walking, would seriously deplete the circulation of magazine. As we need a new typewriter, this wouldn'​t do. However, whether we like motor cars was net the point at issue. "​Curious Headhunter"​ asked what had happened to the mainstay of the magazine - accounts of walks. I replied that there were two reasons for this - that there is nowhere to walk, and that Club members, like everyone else, prefer ​motorinL. I didn't say this was a had thing - just stated it as a fact. If it was not a fact it could easily have boon disproved by a few good articles on recent walks. But only the cries of wounded motorists were raised in response. "​Dissembling Hot li:od" offered business advice and speculated on the views of my ancestors. As to+Letters to the Editor. ​ 
 +Keen Motorists All. 
 + 
 +Several of your correspondents have inferred from my letter in the March magazine that I don't like motor cars. In this they are right, but they need have no fears that I will bore them with my reasons for this pre-Cambrian attitude. To cast aspersions on the wonderful machine that is the backbone of our economy, keeps us all working to pay for it, fills our hsopitals, and best of all, saves us from walking, would seriously deplete the circulation of magazine. As we need a new typewriter, this wouldn'​t do. However, whether we like motor cars was net the point at issue. "​Curious Headhunter"​ asked what had happened to the mainstay of the magazine - accounts of walks. I replied that there were two reasons for this - that there is nowhere to walk, and that Club members, like everyone else, prefer ​motoring. I didn't say this was a had thing - just stated it as a fact. If it was not a fact it could easily have boon disproved by a few good articles on recent walks. But only the cries of wounded motorists were raised in response. "​Dissembling Hot li:od" offered business advice and speculated on the views of my ancestors. As to
 business the first thing to learn is to mind your own, and as to business the first thing to learn is to mind your own, and as to
 ancestors*, mine may well have occupied a larger cave than his. One thing is clear - he is glad to have avoided that "4 or 5 hour scrub hash to the Kowmung from Kanancra"​. Why he wants to got to the Kommuns, I can't understand. Surely, having avoided the "scrub bash", he doesn'​t intend to clamber along that awful rough river gorge? ancestors*, mine may well have occupied a larger cave than his. One thing is clear - he is glad to have avoided that "4 or 5 hour scrub hash to the Kowmung from Kanancra"​. Why he wants to got to the Kommuns, I can't understand. Surely, having avoided the "scrub bash", he doesn'​t intend to clamber along that awful rough river gorge?
-June 1963 The SydnJy- Bushwalkcx 7.+
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 Donald Bryson Taylor tells us tht there is 00d wnlkinc c,:untry the other side of the Kowmunce So there Is, at my :ate for short rdks, but whetheT hc,vinc. trave11e6 so frz'​indback jy cLr, you have been for a drive or a walk, is a matter f opinien, Donald Bryson Taylor tells us tht there is 00d wnlkinc c,:untry the other side of the Kowmunce So there Is, at my :ate for short rdks, but whetheT hc,vinc. trave11e6 so frz'​indback jy cLr, you have been for a drive or a walk, is a matter f opinien,
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 But back to us -.from Austria, we're off to Rome where we aim to buy perhaps a Wspa G.S. tour parts of Italy, Frence, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia,​ back to Britain (about 1st July) for six weeks or so, then back through EUrOpe (a week's walking in the Swiss Alps) to Greece, Lebanon, through to India, all on the scooter (we hope!) liepo to be back to Aussie by Christmas. If it comes off it should be great fun. But back to us -.from Austria, we're off to Rome where we aim to buy perhaps a Wspa G.S. tour parts of Italy, Frence, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia,​ back to Britain (about 1st July) for six weeks or so, then back through EUrOpe (a week's walking in the Swiss Alps) to Greece, Lebanon, through to India, all on the scooter (we hope!) liepo to be back to Aussie by Christmas. If it comes off it should be great fun.
 Joan and Digby. Joan and Digby.
 +
 Why a tent? Why a tent?
-May net a bark humpy, the materials are handy-enough in the' ​bush. Or a waterproof oilskin or plastic bac to slip into overnight. Or a handy cave, hollow ​loc or brush shelter. +May net a bark humpy, the materials are handy-enough in the bush. Or a waterproof oilskin or plastic bac to slip into overnight. Or a handy cave, hollow ​log or brush shelter. ​Well, nearly all of you have used a tent at some time and know most of the reasons you prefer one for your
-Nell, nearly all of you havu used a tent at some time and know most of the reasons you prefer one for your+
 overnight shelter. overnight shelter.
  
-Have you ever lain in your tent at nic,ht listeninf ​to the fallinL- ​rain drumminc ​steadily on your roof and anrvelled ​at the wonderful efficiency of that fine, almost flimsy, piece of cloth that makes the cliff renc between a comfortable camp or a miserable one.+Have you ever lain in your tent at night listening ​to the falling ​rain drumming ​steadily on your roof and marvelled ​at the wonderful efficiency of that fine, almost flimsy, piece of cloth that makes the difference ​between a comfortable camp or a miserable one. 
 Of course, the cloth used in Pnddymade tents is somethinr: special. It's specially made in Finland from igh quality raw cotton and contains not less than Of course, the cloth used in Pnddymade tents is somethinr: special. It's specially made in Finland from igh quality raw cotton and contains not less than
 00 thread in the wnrp n nd weave of each square inch. Ok cod cloth, carefully cut to a well designed and 00 thread in the wnrp n nd weave of each square inch. Ok cod cloth, carefully cut to a well designed and
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 to facilitate return; Thore will be no categories. The 1 judges will be Dill Rodgers, Laic. McGregor and Arthur Gilroy. to facilitate return; Thore will be no categories. The 1 judges will be Dill Rodgers, Laic. McGregor and Arthur Gilroy.
 22. The Sydriezr 13usb wa1ker 3une, 1963 22. The Sydriezr 13usb wa1ker 3une, 1963
-FEDERATION ​RITORT ​APRIL 1963 + 
 +FEDERATION ​REPORT ​APRIL 1963 
 Kedumba Pass Road Closure. Kedumba Pass Road Closure.
---+
 Apparently it was the Lands Department who recommended protest against the proposed closure of this road. Their reason for so doing is not known. Apparently it was the Lands Department who recommended protest against the proposed closure of this road. Their reason for so doing is not known.
 +
 Search and Rescue. Search and Rescue.
-The question of press cover-Ice ​for S. OcR. activities was discussed. Mr. N. Melville said that in his opinion had coverage was the fault of the parties themselves and that a better ​liason ​was needed. ​Exorcise ​week-end is to be held July 19-21 of this year.+The question of press coverage ​for S. OcR. activities was discussed. Mr. N. Melville said that in his opinion had coverage was the fault of the parties themselves and that a better ​liasion ​was needed. ​Exercise ​week-end is to be held July 19-21 of this year. 
 Conservation. Conservation.
-Proposed ​additiuns ​to the :Rue I,Luntins National 1=411-k were :Aatlined. Pruposed aations to the Boyd National Park were also ,Jutlined.+ 
 +Proposed ​additions ​to the :Rue I,Luntins National 1=411-k were :Aatlined. Pruposed aations to the Boyd National Park were also ,Jutlined.
 National 1.-',​rks Association. National 1.-',​rks Association.
 Reported that the National Park Act was now draftee but not yet public. Expressed thir pleasure at the fine response to their request for letters on the Kosciusko Parks Area. Reported that the National Park Act was now draftee but not yet public. Expressed thir pleasure at the fine response to their request for letters on the Kosciusko Parks Area.
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 CARLON'​S FAHH 12/6 CARLON'​S FAHH 12/6
 UIE WILL BE PLEAS-RD TO Qum TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES ON APPLICATICN ​ UIE WILL BE PLEAS-RD TO Qum TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES ON APPLICATICN ​
-Juno, 1963 The Sydney Dushwalker 13. + 
-DOWN KA.N.LITGRA.GORGE ADDVTNL CHASTI.+ 
 +DOWN KA.N.LITGRA.GORGE ADDVTNL CHASTI.
 Dot Butler. Dot Butler.
-The three cars with their 17 passengers reached Kanangra Walls on Friday April 5, about midnightmore or less, The '​less"​ applies to the cars belonging to Stan Madden and Duncar Whose occupants smartly hopped ​don and bagged the best sleeping places in the cave. The "​more"​ applies to Bruce Withers Vanguard which had developed a puncture on the way, +The three cars with their 17 passengers reached Kanangra Walls on Friday April 5, about midnight more or less, The '​less"​ applies to the cars belonging to Stan Madden and Duncar Whose occupants smartly hopped ​down and bagged the best sleeping places in the cave. The "​more"​ applies to Bruce Withers Vanguard which had developed a puncture on the way, which meant putting on the spare wheel, and a further delay vainly trying to get petrol when Bruce discovered his tank getting low. Bruce has only been out from England two months and had not yet learned that petrol stations in this country can be few and far between, and the occupants aren't always at home to be knocked up at midnight ​to dispense petrol, In some trepidation with the tank registering E for empty, we wound round the steep descent to Jenolan Caves House. Getting petrol at Caves House seemed a forlorn ​hope at that hour of the night, ​ The place was in utter darkness except for a light around the back which, on closer inspection, proved to be the toilets. No amount of ringing on the front door bell produced results. Just when we were giving up hope, a car arrived bringing a couple of late guests for Caves House. The driver, an ex-bushwalker, offered to give us petrol ​from his tank. Just then, however, the elderly ​factotum ​of the hotel opened the front door and agreed, after escorting his guests ​upstairs, to sell us 10 gallons and so the situation was saved and we sped on our way to bed down beside the rest of our party in the cave, as I said before ​somewhere on the "​mere-ish"​ side of 
-which meant putting on the spare -wheel, and a further delayvainly trying to get petrol when Bruce discovered his tank getting low.. Bruce has only been + 
-out from England two months and had not yet learned that petrol stations +The leader, that is to say, myself, ​got the party up at daybreak and even lit a fire to urge the tardy ones out of the sack. Jenny Madden and her three little boys stayed behind to entertain ​themselves ​around the tops, and the other 13 of us were ready to take off at 7.30 a m. enutifully unhampered with nothing but our lunches, a box of matches and two 120 ft. nylon ropes to descend the whole length of Kanangra Gorge and return via Murdering Gully in a day
-in this country can be few and far between, and the occupants aren't always at home to be knocked up at raidnight ​to dispense petrol, In some trepidation with the tank registering E for empty, we wound round the steep descent to Jenolan Caves House. Getting petrol at Caves House seemed a folorn ​hope at that hour of the night, ​ The place was in utter darkness except for a light around the back which, on closer inspection, proved to be the toilets. No amount of ringing on the front door bell produced results. Just when we were giving up hope, a car arrived bringing a couple of late guests for Caves House. The driver, an ex-Lushwalkor, offered to give us potrol ​from his tank. Just then, however, the elderly ​factetum ​of the flotel ​opened the front door and agreed, after escorting his Quests ​upstairs, to sell us 10 gallons and so the situation was saved and we sped on cur wayto bed down beside the rest of cur party in the cave, as T seid befere ​somewhere on the "​mere-ish"​ side uf + 
-The leader, that is to say, myself, ​gat the party up at daybreak and even lit a fire to urge the tardy ones out of the scack. Jenny Madden and her three little boys stayed behind to entertain ​themseivee ​around the tops, and the other 13 of us were ready to tare off at 730 a m., ')enutifully unhampered with nothing but our lunches, a box of matches and two 120 ft. nylong ​ropes to descend the whole length of '​tnangra Gore and return via Murdering Gully in a day, +We made across the plateau to Kanangra ​Falls, visible less than a mile away. The Falls make a spectacular 500 ft, drop down sheer granite walls into a deep gorge, and the water then flows down over a serieS of 5 or 6 more falls in its incredibly steep descent to Kanangra Creek, nearly three thousand feet below, The weather ​was magnificent ​- a change from the weelm of continuous rain we had been having and the amount of water pouring over the falls made sick with eeinv. 
-We made across the plateau to 7'​mangra ​Falls, visible less than a mile away. The Falls make a spectacular 500 ft, drop down sheer granite walls into a deep gorge, and the water then flows down over a serieS of 5 or 6 more falls in its incredibly steep descent to Kanangra Creek, nearly three thousand feet below, The weather ​w-is ragnificent ​- a change from the weelm of continuous rain we had been having and the amount of water pouring over the falls mae sichL wcz:​th ​eeinv. + 
-A very steep gully on the nearside of the top falls seemed to offer a possible descent ​routo so we set off, the young Butler twins, Wade and Norman, leading off like a couple of young hunting dogs that have just spotted their prey. The rest of the party strung behind, clinging to bushes to break the speed of their progress and being careful net to dislodge loose bits of the mountainside onto the heads of those below, and before +A very steep gully on the nearside of the top falls seemed to offer a possible descent ​route so we set off, the young Butler twins, Wade and Norman, leading off like a couple of young hunting dogs that have just spotted their prey. The rest of the party strung behind, clinging to bushes to break the speed of their progress and being careful net to dislodge loose bits of the mountainside onto the heads of those below, and before very long we were all reunited in the spray at the foot of the falls. A little bit further along we looked like being baulked by a very steep drop into a hanging gully: so we sidled round to our left and climbed over a kind of saddle on a huge isolated gendarme. This put us into a secondary gully which led us steeply down till we were within view of the historic waterfall and rescue route where young Dick Donoghqy was brought out after the accident last year. 
-very long we were all reunited in the spray at the foot of the falls. A +
-14. The Sydney Bushwalker June, 1963 +
-little bit further along we looked like being baulked by a very steep drop into a hanging gully: so we sidled round to our left and climbed over a kind of saddle on a huge isolated gendarme. This put us into a secondary gully which led us steeply down till we were within view of the historic waterfall and rescue route where young Dick Donoghqy was brought out after the accident last year.+
 The party perched on top of a rock ledge where the stretcher had been laid while the leader gave an illustrated address, ose# were, The party perched on top of a rock ledge where the stretcher had been laid while the leader gave an illustrated address, ose# were,
-of incidents that had happened during the rescue: "Over the area of steep faces and gorges we are about to descend we used a thousand feet of pylon rope to bring the stretcher case and the forty two helpers to safety. In addition we used slings and combiners and rock pitons and eye-bolts, and every bit of this machinery was necessary."​ Having thus worked ourselves up to the right pitch of caution we heard a faint call from below, and there way down in a pool below the waterfall are Wade +of incidents that had happened during the rescue: "Over the area of steep faces and gorges we are about to descend we used a thousand feet of pylon rope to bring the stretcher case and the forty two helpers to safety. In addition we used slings and combiners and rock pitons and eye-bolts, and every bit of this machinery was necessary."​ Having thus worked ourselves up to the right pitch of caution we heard a faint call from below, and there way down in a pool below the waterfall are Wade and Norman having a swim. They had swarmed down over the moss and succulent vegetation ​growing ​on the lizard-ledges of the near-vertical wall and were already down. 
-and Norman having a swim. They had swarmed down over the moss and succulent vegetation ​rrowing ​on the lizard-ledges of the near-vertical wall anL were already down. + 
-Lucy, who had sought to followfound that weighing more than the boys' ​5 stone has its liser'​vntne-es,​ and there she was spreec'​eefled ever a bit of vertical cliff-face, clinging on to an insubstantiel'​succulent, calling out to be rescued. We promptly threw her down a rope, and down this the rest of the party went to the ledge below, then we tied two 120 ft. ropes together and abseiled down these to the top of a scree slope. A scramble down this brought us to the pool where the young lads were having their swim. +Lucy, who had sought to followfound that weighing more than the boys 5 stone has its liser'​vntne-es,​ and there she was spreec'​eefled ever a bit of vertical cliff-face, clinging on to an insubstantial ​succulent, calling out to be rescued. We promptly threw her down a rope, and down this the rest of the party went to the ledge below, then we tied two 120 ft. ropes together and abseiled down these to the top of a scree slope. A scramble down this brought us to the pool where the young lads were having their swim. 
-Another two or three waterfalls on a par with the one we had just passed made us realise what good judgement (or good luck) the rescuers +Another two or three waterfalls on a par with the one we had just passed made us realise what good judgement (or good luck) the rescuers had shown last year in deciding to bring the injured boy out by climbing 2.2R the gully instead of down. It would have been three times as difficult and taken ten times as long to bring him out via Murdering Gully. 
-had shown last year in deciding to bring the injured boy out by climbing 2.2R the gully instead of down. It would have been three times as difficult and taken ten times as long to bring him out via Murdering Gully. + 
-By 11.30 we seemed to have passed all the difficulties,​ so we settled +By 11.30 we seemed to have passed all the difficulties,​ so we settled down on a nice sun-warmed heap of loose rocks and had lunch. Then we sauntered on to Kanangra Creek by 12 o'​clock,​ found some nice swimming holes, and swam and sunbaked and slept for an hour or so before setting off up Murdering Gully to the tops. The normal way, of course, is straight up the creek, but I had suggested, rather as a joke, that those who felt like it could go straight up the new landslide Which has appeared just under "the most photographed rock" at Kanangra, end thence up the crack behind the rock to gain the tops. 
-down on a nice sun-warmed heap of loose rocks and had lunch. Then we sauntered on to Kanangra Creek by 12 o'​clock,​ found some nice swimming holes, and swam and sunbaked and slept for an hour or so before setting off up Murdering Gully to the tops. The normal way, of course, is straight up the creek, but I had suggested, rather as a joke, that those who felt like it could go straight up the new landslide Which has appeared just under "the most photographed rock" at KananEra, end thence up the crack behind the rock to gain the tops. + 
-oteiled ​up the steep sides of EUrrderini: Gully in the afternoon heat; in small parties of twos and threes, all taking our own time. Those of us Who reached the top first went round to the look-out rock to see how the others were progressing. We could see some small, ant-like figures down +We toiled ​up the steep sides of EUrrderini: Gully in the afternoon heat; in small parties of twos and threes, all taking our own time. Those of us Who reached the top first went round to the look-out rock to see how the others were progressing. We could see some small, ant-like figures down among the bushes but could not distinguish what they were. Suddenly ​out of the crack at our feet, appeared ​two boys with the seat out of their pants, They had come up the "​quick ​way", ​chimneying ​up the crcnc, what do we see down below, but Duncan and prospective Peter Cameron who have followed in their small wake This posed a problem_ A rope would be necessary ​to get them up, but we up top didn't have on Snow
-June, 1963 The Sydney }3ushwalker 15 +
-among the bushes but could not distinEuish Wrap they -were- Suc].donly, ​out of the crack at our feet, aispeared ​two boys with the seat out of their pants, They had come up the "​quick ​ihny", ​chimnaying ​up the crcnc, what do we see dawn below, but Duncan and prospective Peter Cameron who have followed in their small wake This posed a problem_ A rope would be necessaa7 ​to get them up, but we up top diCn?t have on Snow+
 had not yet appeared with his rope, and Doan down there had the other one Norman solved the problem by dlimbing half way down the 'rack again and loworinE about 50 ft of cord, onto which Duncan tied the rope. Itve hauled this up, and then St'in and Geoff took-it in turns belryin up the bqys below and so the cly's trip er,ded, at about 4 p m. It W2S a great achievement for the three prospectives,​ Jim. 21nn n Pctor, and we have assured them it will be cunted as a Test w-11 had not yet appeared with his rope, and Doan down there had the other one Norman solved the problem by dlimbing half way down the 'rack again and loworinE about 50 ft of cord, onto which Duncan tied the rope. Itve hauled this up, and then St'in and Geoff took-it in turns belryin up the bqys below and so the cly's trip er,ded, at about 4 p m. It W2S a great achievement for the three prospectives,​ Jim. 21nn n Pctor, and we have assured them it will be cunted as a Test w-11
 We new proposed to rio b-ck to the crs, pc: in ,​)1.11'​ ;:ear, and returl; along the Ehn:1n.7ra heLld to the turn off to i/​halan'​s Clerlrinc or "thu Pea farrD. This is situated just 2 miles off the We new proposed to rio b-ck to the crs, pc: in ,​)1.11'​ ;:ear, and returl; along the Ehn:1n.7ra heLld to the turn off to i/​halan'​s Clerlrinc or "thu Pea farrD. This is situated just 2 miles off the
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