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196402 [2012/05/28 03:36]
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196402 [2014/11/19 01:54] (current)
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 Be assured, there is no more fascinating study. The Wild Life Preservation Society has Ecology for its general theme this year, and will hold a series of evening talks and field days on this subject. On Sunday March 152 there is a Field pay to study the ecology of Rain Forests at Bola Creek and Palona Brook, Royal National Park. Meet at the junction of Garie Road and Lady Carrington Drive at 10 a m. Organiser 3. McKern 6358485. Be assured, there is no more fascinating study. The Wild Life Preservation Society has Ecology for its general theme this year, and will hold a series of evening talks and field days on this subject. On Sunday March 152 there is a Field pay to study the ecology of Rain Forests at Bola Creek and Palona Brook, Royal National Park. Meet at the junction of Garie Road and Lady Carrington Drive at 10 a m. Organiser 3. McKern 6358485.
 February, 1964 The Sydney Bushwalker 161, February, 1964 The Sydney Bushwalker 161,
-FED JIM REPORT ​ ER 1963  JANUARY 1964 
-Wilf Htlder. 
-Canyon Guidebook: A special committee convened by Rick Higgins (NSWUBW) has decided to issue a Canyon Guidebook, sponsored by Federa4on. The 
-committee was formed to collate information on wellknown canirons and 
-to coordinate exploration of the Wollongambie country with its countless canyons. To limit the guidebook to small canyons the committee defined a canyon as follows: A narrow creek with little or no banks with sheer cliffs on both sides. The guidebook would list canyons, equipment, access, grading of canyons and climbs out of difficult canyons, major obstacles, compulsory swims, length of rope required, special equipment, approx. times etc. Proposed standard canyon gradings are: EASY  Hat Hill Canyon; 
-MEDIUM ​ Arethusa Canyon; HARD  Thunder Canyon: VERY HARD  Danae Canyon. 
-It is proposed that all other canyons should be graded by comparing them with these standard graded canyons. The committee has made arrangements to get-the key to the gate in the Newnes State Forest. The committee has a16o divided the '​Wollon#​ambie Country into 6 areas. Each club will explore their area and submit reports. The areas are as follows. 7ollongambie Ck  SUW: Upper Bungleboori Ck DuMbano and lower Bungleboori CK  SUBW: Upper Nayook Ck  KDC: Sandy Cave, Black Cliff, Rain and lower Vayook Ck  NSWUBW. 
-Federation Treasurer: Dick Higgin (Mountain Trails Club) has resigned as Treasurer owing to his transfer to Queensland. The Federation received his resignation with regret and have asked all clubs to help them fill this vacancy. There is not a great deal of work involved, but some knowledge of accountancy would be a help. 
-S& R: Nin Melville reported that he was getting police cooperation to get the 10 watt base transmitter he needs for S & R. Nin also reported that the Army Signals Corps were experimenting with dipole aerials and were getting long range signals with a very low wattage. The Signals Corps offer to help. S & R when required. S & R will convene shortly to revise their "modus operandi"​ and all clubs will be advised of the new procedure. 
-Federation Club Rooms: Stan Cot-tier advised Federation that club rooms would 
-be available shortly in Martin Place at a rent of 700 per year (including day and night tenancy). Federation will look into the matter bearing in 
-mind (i) the rent would be 14 per week for 1 clubroom seating capacity 
-50, with stage and kitchen, (ii) many clubs are paying 3 and over weekly 
-rent for smaller rooms for 1 night a week, (iii) the many advantages to Federation in having full time club rooms, which would greatly assist in closer cooperation between clubs (iv) all clubs have been asked to consider the matter. 
-Burning Palms Ranger: Stan Cottier advised Federation that Garrawarra Park Trust needed a parttime ranger at Burning Palms as their present ranger was transferring to the Warrumbungles National Park as a full time ranger. The position carries a small salary and the use of the Rangers Hut at Burning Palms. 
-Federation Bulletin: Federation resolved that the Federation Bulletin should be supplied to all affiliated club members. The Hon. Sec. Graeme Mitchell requested all affiliated clUbs to ascertain the number of copies each club required. Bulletins will be forwarded to club secretaries. 
-17. The Sydney DushwaThe-s 
-.>,​...aam .J.eSFebruary,​ 1964 
-Blue Mountains National Park. One delegate criticised the erection of toilets, fire places, rubbish bins etc in 311.D1P, It was stressed in the discussion that unless the public wa7s given access to areas of crown land it was impossible to get them set aside as a National Par'k. Paul Barnes said that the BMNPT had left about 98% of the =2 in a primitive state; the public had access via the fire roads and without fire places etc0 the 
-park would be reduced to a smouldering rubbish tip 5 also that the toilets 
-at Garrwarra aroused no criticism. He felt that bushwaikers did not do anywhere enough thinking, discussing and finding out about National Parks and Reserves. 
-Conservation:​ Alan Strom advised Federtion of the National Parks Convention 
-at the New England University, Feb014-16. Alan also sent Federation literature on the preservation of kangaroos'​. The Lands Dept. has advised the 
-public that organisations should not rename crown reserves and haslaia down conditions restricting notices erected by club in crown reserves. 
-Fire Fighting: A delegate suggested that Federation take on fire fighting in parks, reserves etc. It was stressed to him that volunteers had been called for on recent occasions for BIEPT fire fighting duties in BMNP and Royal National Park, Heathcote Primitive Are respectively. Volunteers are urgently required for these firefighting brigades. Fore Sutherland arep, ripg Group Captain R.H. Watchorn 5208789 To the suggestion that Federation could form special firefighting brigades to fight firos in faunal reserves 
-it was pointed out that by the time t7F firefighters had got to the fire, the area would have boon destroyed. Graate Mitchell reported serious fire danger Q6st1ie Bogong High plains where cattle are not longer allowed to graze above 4,500 ft so the grass is now feet high and very dry. Fire danger in the Blue Mountains is also extreme and one spark could easily cause a repe-Ation of the disasterous 1939 fires. 
-Code of Ethics: Federation has advised all clubs that it is seeking their assistance in revising Federations Code of Ethics which has not been revised for 15 years. Considerable discussion took place when Ninian Melville wanted the old S & 11 clause deleted from the code of Ethics. Nin said he wanted to remove the clause which read that S & R should not be contacted until after 24 hours after someone is missing. S & R should be notified immediately (as soon as possiblp) when someone is lost. 
-S & R. The Federation granted NinMelville 6 for the purchase of photomaps to be used by S & R in searches, Ninian stressed that parties should leave clear details with someone Whom S & R can contact. Anyone requiring information on canyons should consult the Canyon Committee mentioned earlier and not pick up vague or irresponsible information. 
-New Naps: The Lands Dept0 have issued Tottbnuree ​ a 2" to the mile 5 colour map with 50 ft contours ​ formerly provisional map Ulladulla D  has been produced to the some -precision as its illustrious predecessors. Pat Harrison reports that 3 new SMA 1 mile to the inch maps are available in Cooma Datlow ​ Gladstone and Cumberland ​ contour interval is 200 ft, map is in 3 colours; 
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 +===== Federation Report - December 1963 - January 1964 =====
 +
 +Wilf Hilder
 +
 +**Canyon Guidebook:​** A special committee convened by Rick Higgins (NSWUBW) has decided to issue a Canyon Guidebook, sponsored by Federation. The committee was formed to collate information on well known canyons and to coordinate exploration of the Wollangambe country with its countless canyons. To limit the guidebook to small canyons the committee defined a canyon as follows: A narrow creek with little or no banks with sheer cliffs on both sides. The guidebook would list canyons, equipment, access, grading of canyons and climbs out of difficult canyons, major obstacles, compulsory swims, length of rope required, special equipment, approx. times etc. Proposed standard canyon gradings are: EASY - Hat Hill Canyon; MEDIUM - Arethusa Canyon; HARD - Thunder Canyon: VERY HARD - Danae Canyon. It is proposed that all other canyons should be graded by comparing them with these standard graded canyons. The committee has made arrangements to get the key to the gate in the Newnes State Forest. The committee has also divided the Wollangambe Country into 6 areas. Each club will explore their area and submit reports. The areas are as follows. Wollangambe Ck - SBW; Upper Bungleboori Ck - CMW; Dumbano and lower Bungleboori Ck - SUBW; Upper Nayook Ck - KBC [Kameruka Bushwalking Club]; Sandy Cave, Black Cliff, Rain and lower Nayook Ck - NSWUBW.
 +
 +**Federation Treasurer:​** Dick Higgin (Mountain Trails Club) has resigned as Treasurer owing to his transfer to Queensland. The Federation received his resignation with regret and have asked all clubs to help them fill this vacancy. There is not a great deal of work involved, but some knowledge of accountancy would be a help.
 +
 +**S & R:** Nin Melville reported that he was getting police cooperation to get the 10 watt base transmitter he needs for S & R. Nin also reported that the Army Signals Corps were experimenting with dipole aerials and were getting long range signals with a very low wattage. The Signals Corps offer to help S & R when required. S & R will convene shortly to revise their "modus operandi"​ and all clubs will be advised of the new procedure.
 +
 +**Federation Club Rooms:** Stan Cottier advised Federation that club rooms would be available shortly in Martin Place at a rent of £700 per year (including day and night tenancy). Federation will look into the matter bearing in
 +mind (i) the rent would be £14 per week for 1 clubroom seating capacity 50, with stage and kitchen, (ii) many clubs are paying £3 and over weekly rent for smaller rooms for 1 night a week, (iii) the many advantages to Federation in having full time club rooms, which would greatly assist in closer cooperation between clubs (iv) all clubs have been asked to consider the matter.
 +
 +**Burning Palms Ranger:** Stan Cottier advised Federation that Garrawarra Park Trust needed a part-time ranger at Burning Palms as their present ranger was transferring to the Warrumbungles National Park as a full time ranger. The position carries a small salary and the use of the Rangers Hut at Burning Palms.
 +
 +**Federation Bulletin:** Federation resolved that the Federation Bulletin should be supplied to all affiliated club members. The Hon. Sec. Graeme Mitchell requested all affiliated clubs to ascertain the number of copies each club required. Bulletins will be forwarded to club secretaries.
 +
 +**Blue Mountains National Park:** One delegate criticised the erection of toilets, fire places, rubbish bins etc in BMNP. It was stressed in the discussion that unless the public was given access to areas of crown land it was impossible to get them set aside as a National Park. Paul Barnes said that the BMNPT had left about 98% of the BMNP in a primitive state; the public had access via the fire roads and without fire places etc the park would be reduced to a smouldering rubbish tip; also that the toilets at Garrawarra aroused no criticism. He felt that bushwalkers did not do anywhere enough thinking, discussing and finding out about National Parks and Reserves.
 +
 +**Conservation:​** Alan Strom advised Federation of the National Parks Convention at the New England University, Feb 14-16. Alan also sent Federation literature on the preservation of kangaroos. The Lands Dept has advised the
 +public that organisations should not rename crown reserves and has laid down conditions restricting notices erected by club in crown reserves.
 +
 +**Fire Fighting:** A delegate suggested that Federation take on fire fighting in parks, reserves etc. It was stressed to him that volunteers had been called for on recent occasions for BMNPT fire fighting duties in BMNP and Royal National Park, Heathcote Primitive Area respectively. Volunteers are urgently required for these firefighting brigades. For Sutherland area, ring Group Captain R.H. Watchorn 5208789. To the suggestion that Federation could form special firefighting brigades to fight fires in faunal reserves it was pointed out that by the time the firefighters had got to the fire, the area would have been destroyed. Graeme Mitchell reported serious fire danger on the Bogong High plains where cattle are not longer allowed to graze above 4,500 ft so the grass is now feet high and very dry. Fire danger in the Blue Mountains is also extreme and one spark could easily cause a repetition of the disastrous 1939 fires.
 +
 +**Code of Ethics:** Federation has advised all clubs that it is seeking their assistance in revising Federation'​s Code of Ethics which has not been revised for 15 years. Considerable discussion took place when Ninian Melville wanted the old S & R clause deleted from the code of Ethics. Nin said he wanted to remove the clause which read that S & R should not be contacted until after 24 hours after someone is missing. S & R should be notified immediately (as soon as possible) when someone is lost.
 +
 +**S & R:** The Federation granted Nin Melville £6 for the purchase of photomaps to be used by S & R in searches. Ninian stressed that parties should leave clear details with someone whom S & R can contact. Anyone requiring information on canyons should consult the Canyon Committee mentioned earlier and not pick up vague or irresponsible information.
 +
 +**New Maps:** The Lands Dept have issued Toubouree - a 2" to the mile 5 colour map with 50 ft contours - formerly provisional map Ulladulla D - has been produced to the same precision as its illustrious predecessors. Pat Harrison reports that 3 new SMA 1 mile to the inch maps are available in Cooma -Batlow - Gladstone and Cumberland - contour interval is 200 ft, map is in 3 colours; price 3/6. This now makes a total of 12 SMA 1 inch to 1 mile maps available. There is a special 2 inch to 1 mile map by SMA of Lake Eucumbene at 6/6.
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