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paul_barton [Obituary]
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paul_barton [Kunderang Brook - Macleay River - Apsley River]
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 Leaving the Oxley Highway beyond Yarrowitch, we took the Kangaroo Flat road, then Mooraback road and eventually Kookaburra road. Further out, the state of the road indicated the need for dry weather for progress with a sedan car. The road follows the watershed between the Macleay and the Hastings Rivers. Our road navigation took us to the Cobcroft trail (marked). A few miles further on our uncertainty of position was resolved by being overtaken by Alan Youdale in his four wheel drive truck. Leaving the Oxley Highway beyond Yarrowitch, we took the Kangaroo Flat road, then Mooraback road and eventually Kookaburra road. Further out, the state of the road indicated the need for dry weather for progress with a sedan car. The road follows the watershed between the Macleay and the Hastings Rivers. Our road navigation took us to the Cobcroft trail (marked). A few miles further on our uncertainty of position was resolved by being overtaken by Alan Youdale in his four wheel drive truck.
  
-"​Excuse me, could you tell us the way to Kunderang Brook?"​\\ "​Follow along behind ​mo and I'll show you the way."+"​Excuse me, could you tell us the way to Kunderang Brook?"​\\ "​Follow along behind ​me and I'll show you the way."
  
 At Alan's "Cedar Creek" property, about 70 miles from Walcha Road, we arranged with our driver, Ray, to pick us up again at Moona Plains, 8 days later. Cedar Creek at 3500 ft. is red volcanic soil with high trees and green pastures. We lunched with Alan and heard of his pioneering of his Upper Kunderang grazing lease in the close on 40 years of his holding. It was one of the greenest and nicest properties we passed through. At Alan's "Cedar Creek" property, about 70 miles from Walcha Road, we arranged with our driver, Ray, to pick us up again at Moona Plains, 8 days later. Cedar Creek at 3500 ft. is red volcanic soil with high trees and green pastures. We lunched with Alan and heard of his pioneering of his Upper Kunderang grazing lease in the close on 40 years of his holding. It was one of the greenest and nicest properties we passed through.
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 About 7 miles to Jacksons and another 5 to Moona Plains, then Ray's cab brought us 23 miles to Charlie'​s Cafe at Walcha after a weeks trip to remember. About 7 miles to Jacksons and another 5 to Moona Plains, then Ray's cab brought us 23 miles to Charlie'​s Cafe at Walcha after a weeks trip to remember.
  
-Trips duration: 9 days +Trips duration: 9 days\\ 
-Season: Last week in April, 1968. +Season: Last week in April, 1968.\\ 
-Distance: About 80-miles. +Distance: About 80-miles.\\ 
-River depth: Macleay 2ft. 8 ins, .at Bellbrook.+River depth: Macleay 2ft. 8 ins, .at Bellbrook.\\
 Lands Dept. Maps: Kangaroo Flat 9335-IV-S 31680 Green Gully 9335-IV-N 31680 Carrai-s (Planimetric Prov.) 9336-II&​III 50,000 Apsley(provisional) 9235-I-N 31680 Lands Dept. Maps: Kangaroo Flat 9335-IV-S 31680 Green Gully 9335-IV-N 31680 Carrai-s (Planimetric Prov.) 9336-II&​III 50,000 Apsley(provisional) 9235-I-N 31680
  
 **Walks** **Walks**
  
-The first wedkend ​of the new walks programme has a weekend trip lead by Snow Brown. For those who don't know him  Snow is the oldest gentleman who walks around with stooped ​shOulders. He is also extremely unfit, for walking that is. The trip is going from Carbons Farr, Splendor Rock, Yellow Dog, Cox's River, ​Gabory ​Creek, ​Carbons ​Farm. The walk will cover quite a variety of walking, tracks, ​'ridges, river banks ana rocky creeks. The viewfrom Splendor Rock is 'even better ​that the name This trip is 24 miles long is of medium type and is a test walk. Snows phone No. is 151927 (B). +The first weekend ​of the new walks programme has a weekend trip lead by Snow Brown. For those who don't know him Snow is the oldest gentleman who walks around with stooped ​shoulders. He is also extremely unfit, for walking that is. The trip is going from Carlons Farm, Splendor Rock, Yellow Dog, Cox's River, ​Galery ​Creek, ​Carlons ​Farm. The walk will cover quite a variety of walking, tracks, ridges, river banks and rocky creeks. The view from Splendor Rock is'​even better ​than the name implies. ​This trip is 24 miles long is of medium type and is a test walk. Snows phone No. is 151927 (B). 
-The trip on Sunday the 2nd June is lead by Jim Calloway. It is of 11 medium miles and is a test walk. Jim is Going to Heathcote by the 8.20 a.m, train from Central. Buy tickets, return to rlaterfall+ 
-QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG rEEKEND. +The trip on Sunday the 2nd June is lead by Jim Calloway. It is of 11 medium miles and is a test walk. Jim is going to Heathcote by the 8.20 a.m, train from Central. Buy tickets, return to Waterfall
-The snow fanatic ​Yborn is at it again. A ski touring trip to Kosciusko and the main range, a base camp will be made at Lake Cootapatamba. Last year there was no snow this year you may need a shovel to get out of your tent. Special ​equippett ​will be needed for this trip so you should give plenty of warning if you intend going on the trip. Ross will be able to give you more advise ​as to what is needed. Ross sleeps near 575218 (H). + 
-There is no other trip planned for this weekend so come in the redm:​sday ​before with your ideas, you will probably ​ get a few beds to go with you. +**Queens birthday long weekend** 
-15TH-16TH JUNE + 
-Saturday start a 15 mile medium test walk. To be colost ​by Roe Painter and Spot Noble. This is a private transport, leaving the cars at Pearces Pass. The trip will -pass through the Blue Gum Forest via the Grose River  ​the ​escape route is up Coalmine Creek and back to the cars....Dot Noble is sitting on the phone on 844497 (H) +The snow fanatic ​Wyborn ​is at it again. A ski touring trip to Kosciusko and the main range, a base camp will be made at Lake Cootapatamba. Last year there was no snow this year you may need a shovel to get out of your tent. Special ​equipment ​will be needed for this trip so you should give plenty of warning if you intend going on the trip. Ross will be able to give you more advice ​as to what is needed. Ross sleeps near 575218 (H). 
- ORIENT=ING COUTEST. Illeori-GIA-"​cingdoritt.wir-bollela-:​0S-atur.clan ​1st June, 1968. +There is no other trip planned for this weekend so come in the Wednesday ​before with your ideas, you will probably get a few bods to go with you. 
-Competing teams will be given maps and map references and they will V'​e-.6quirei ​to complete a circuit visiting all marked check points. They may also be required to perform certain tasks involving knowledge of map reading and compass. Points will be allotted for time of completing ​boUrse ​and performance ​.oftasks.+ 
 +**15th-16th June** 
 + 
 +Saturday start a 15 mile medium test walk. To be co-lost ​by Ros Painter and Spot Noble. This is a private transport, leaving the cars at Pearces Pass. The trip will pass through the Blue Gum Forest via the Grose River. The escape route is up Coalmine Creek and back to the cars....Dot Noble is sitting on the phone on 844497 (H) 
 + 
 +**Orienteering contest** 
 +The orienteering contest will be held on saturday ​1st June, 1968. 
 + 
 +Competing teams will be given maps and map references and they will required ​to complete a circuit visiting all marked check points. They may also be required to perform certain tasks involving knowledge of map reading and compass. Points will be allotted for time of completing ​course ​and performance of tasks. 
 Teams must consist of not less than two and not more than three persons. Teams must consist of not less than two and not more than three persons.
-There will be two routes suited. to varying ​ capabilities. 1. Open 
-. 2. Mixed. 
-Contest is only open to.MemborS of affiliated clubs, of Federation of Bus wlking 
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-Clubs.  
-Trophies will be presented to the winningterliin. each grade. - 
-All competitors who complete the course will be awarded cloth badges. 
-IT.B. Trophies and badges will be presented at a  camp fire to be held on the Saturdayinight. 
-See Paddy for Rules and Entrz Forms  these 7.,re.lso available in the Clubroom and. be- sure to:Laail the forms off immediatel to Paddy  
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-fi +There will be two routes suited to varying capabilities.\\ 1. Open\\ ​ 
-j..1 +2Mixed.\\ 
 +Contest is only open to members of affiliated clubs, of Federation of Bushwalking Clubs.
  
-1'​0E:​AY,​ FINCH AND I'7ILL ATTEMTT'​THE FINAL -ASSAULT.+Trophies will be presented to the winning team in each grade.\\  
 +All competitors who complete the course will be awarded cloth badges.\\  
 +N.B. Trophies and badges will be presented at a camp fire to be held on the Saturday night.
  
 +See Paddy for Rules and Entry Forms - these are also available in the Clubroom and be sure to mail the forms off immediately to Paddy. ​
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