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  A monthly bulletin of matters of interest .  A monthly bulletin of matters of interest .
-to the Sydney ​Bushwalkors, Northcote Buildings, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney. Postal Address : Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney.+to the Sydney ​Bushwalkers, Northcote Buildings, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney. Postal Address : Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney.
 EDITOR s Ross WYborn, 2H-3,'​.rd8 Stree-;​ Pgwka:​ EDITOR s Ross WYborn, 2H-3,'​.rd8 Stree-;​ Pgwka:​
 BUSINESS MANAGER Bill Burke, Coral Tree Drive, C'​ford,​ 2118. TYPIST : Shirley Dean, 30 Hannah Street, Beocroft. 2119. BUSINESS MANAGER Bill Burke, Coral Tree Drive, C'​ford,​ 2118. TYPIST : Shirley Dean, 30 Hannah Street, Beocroft. 2119.
 SALES AND SUBS s Ramon U'​Brion,​ 61 Nidkson St., Surry Hills, 2010. SALES AND SUBS s Ramon U'​Brion,​ 61 Nidkson St., Surry Hills, 2010.
 2. The Sydney Bushwalkor October,​ 1968 2. The Sydney Bushwalkor October,​ 1968
-wOLLANGAMBIE ANDERINGS. + 
-Pat Harrison. +WOLLANGAMBIE WANDERINGS ​Pat Harrison. 
-The more mention of wollangaMbio ​Creek is enough to bring up an + 
-image of an interesting bushwalking trip, but when the words "car swop" are added to the description you have the ingredients necessary to keep you in doubt about the outcome until you are actually home and hosed. By the way, the Wollangambie is a classic example of the haphazard naming of our streams ​ Ettreme ​Crook is another one , for the wollangambie ​is a river or it is nothing. +The more mention of Wollangambie ​Creek is enough to bring up an image of an interesting bushwalking trip, but when the words "car swop" are added to the description you have the ingredients necessary to keep you in doubt about the outcome until you are actually home and hosed. By the way, the Wollangambie is a classic example of the haphazard naming of our streams ​ Ettreme ​Brook is another one, for the Wollangambie ​is a river or it is nothing. 
-The loaders ​had not boon able to gldt much information about + 
-our route; in fact, nothing more exylici=a ​than that it would be rough: hence +The leaders ​had not been able to get much information about our route; in fact, nothing more explicit ​than that it would be rough: hence we would be traversing unknown country, and most of us came prepared to swim deep pools flanked by impassable cliffs. ​However, we were able to go all the way without getting our feet wet. 
-we would be traversing unknown country, and most of us came prepared to swim deep pools flanked by impassable cliffs. ​Ho-iever, we were able to go all the way without getting our feet wet. + 
-The Fridaynight ​rendezvous was at wheeny ​Creek on the road to +The Friday night rendezvous was at Wheeny ​Creek on the road to Upper Colo, and when Bill Burke arrived about 10 p.m. with Ross Hughes, 70i1f Deck, Shirley Dean and yours truly. We found Doono Wyborn, Dave Ricketts, Peter McIntosh and Ramon O'Brian already there and rolled out in their bags. The night being still early, a cup of tea (the first of the many during the weekend) was called for. Firewood is as scarce as hen's teeth in this well used area and we had to fossick ​around a lot for it, but the fire was well and truly alight before the remaining two cars arrived. Our Party of 17 was now completed by Margaret and Ross Wyborn, Joan and Frank Rigby, David Russell, Don Finch, Roger Lockwood and Victor Poulos. 
-Upper Colo, and when Bill Burke arrived about 10 p.m. with Ross Hughes, 70i1f Deck, Shirley Dean and yours truly we found Doono wyborn, Dave Ricketts, Peter McIntosh and Ramon U'Brion already there and rolled out in their bags. The night being still early, a cup of tea (the first of the many during the weekend) was called for. Firewood is as scarce as hon's teeth in this well used area and we had to fossidk ​around a lot for it, but the fire was well and truly alight before the remaining two cars arrived. Our Party of 17 was now completed by Margaret and Ross Wborn, Joan and Frank Rigby, David Russell, Don Finch, Roger Lockwood and Victor Poulos. + 
-we awoke on Saturday morning to a pleasant scene  ​gigantic ​Blue +We awoke on Saturday morning to a pleasant scene. Gigantic ​Blue Gums, Wattle in bloom, the creek winding around the bend, and the attractive sandstone formations and vegetation that are usual in the Hawkesbury country. ​We broke camp at Wheeny ​Creek at 7.25 a.m., two cars going to Drip Rock off the 
-Gums, Wattle in bloom, the creek winding around the bond'and the attractive +Putty Road and two to Itchenstoke at Mount Tootie.  ​Our leg was Mount Tootie ​and the party was Joan, Shirley, Frank, Bill, Ross, Roger, Ramon, ​Wilf and me. 
-sandstone formations and vegetation that are usual in the Hawkesbury country. ​VT e broke camp wheeny ​Creek at 7.25 a.m.ttwo cars going to Drip Rock off the + 
-Putty Road and two to Itchenstoke at Mount Tootio ​Our leg was Mount Tootle ​and the party was Joan, Shirley, Frank, Bill, Ross, Roger, Ramon, ​VElf and me. +A bitter west wind was blowing as we left the cars at the start of the long driveway and scurried up to the home near the top of Tootie. This property has been much beautified with Old World trees which were just bursting into life again while underneath them masses of Daffodills had already peered forth to show that Spring had come. 
-A bitter west wind was blowing as we left the cars at the start of the long driveway and scurried up to the home near the top of ToOtie. This property has been much beautified with Old World trees which were just bursting into life again while underneath them masses of Daffodills had already peered forth to show that Spring had come. + 
-Beyond Little Tootie at GR509674 we left the road and followed a good ridge to Bowenis ​Creek at GR505707. There was very little scrub on +Beyond Little Tootie at GR509674 we left the road and followed a good ridge to Bowens ​Creek at GR505707. There was very little scrub on this ridge and thus we were able to admire the Boronias and Granny'​s Bonnets and Grevilleas and Wedding Bush that bloomed along the way. The bushland this year has been particularly beautiful with Boronia. There were also clumps of Christmas Bush that put to shame the poor miserable things that pass for such in suburban gardens. 
-this ridge and thus we were able to admire the Boronias and Granny'​s Bonnets and Grevilleas and Wedding Bush that bloomed along the way. The bushland ​-this year has boon particularly beautiful with Boronia. There were also clumps of + 
-Christmas Bush that put to shame the poor miserable things that pass for such in suburban gardens. +The few final feet above the creek interposed the expected cliff, but we negotiated this obstacle by traversing a little way back into the side creek. Bowen'​s Creek carries a lot of water (I'd hate to do it in a season of average rainfall) and at this stage I was reconciled to frequent and cold immersions during the afternoon. Away we went, rock hopping ​and dodging in, out and around the water Gums which grew everywhere and which were, as everyone knows, as strong ​as canes. Even those long dead resist any attempt to break them. From time to time there were fine Turpentines,​ and occasionally Myrtles and Blueberry Ash, but the abiding memory is of Water Gums all the way, in the rocks, on the rocks, and through the rocks. 
-October 9 1968 The Sydney Bushwalker + 
-The few final feet al-ove ​the creek interposed the expected cliff, but we negotiated this obstacle by traversing a little way back into the side creek. Bowen'​s Creek carries a lot of water (I'd hate to do it in a season +Where Bowen'​s Creek has a pronounced bend at GR524737 the rocks of the gorge begin to look impressive, culminating at the Wollangambie ​junction in a tremendous sheer wall of rock hundreds of feet high. The Wollangambie ​is a big stream ​ much more water than Bowen'​s  ​nd at the junction there was one of those deep still pools so common to this river. 
-6 of average rainfall) and at this stage I was reconciled to frequent and cold immersions during the afternoon. Away we went, rockhopping ​and dodging in, + 
-out and around the rater Gums which grew everywhere and which were, as everyone +Camp sites had been few and far between on Bowen'​s,​ and Joan had decreed that we camp at the first suitable spot on or after the junction. Well, it was 4.45 p.m. when we reached the Wollongambie,​ there was a splendid camp site with unlimited firewood and 4 three forked cliff line around us, so that was it for the day. Some of the men had a plunge in the refrigerator,​ but the ladies had far too much sense to indulge in such nonsense at that time and place. 
-knows, as strong ​4s canes. Even those long dead resist any attempt to break them. From time to time there were fine Turpentines,​ and occasionally Myrtles and Blueberry Ash, but the abiding memory is of water Gums all the way, in the rocks, on the rocks, and through the rocks. + 
-Where Bowen'​s Creek has a pronounced bend at GR524737 the rocks +We were up at 5.38 a.m. and away at 7.10 a.m. on Sunday, dancing our way over the clean largo boulders which littered the bed of the river. The Wollangambie ​hereabouts is really a very obliging stream, for these great boulders wore placed just right to keep our feet dry. We passed many good campsites and at 8.10 a.m. came upon the other leg still having breakfast, clustered around an untidy fire. Bush hospitality was not extended to us in the form of a cup of tea nay, on the contrary, we were besought to provide them with bread. Anyway, half an hour soon went by before we jogged off again to reach the really magnificent Colo junction at 9.40 a.m. 
-of the gorge begin to look impressive, culminating at the Tollangambie ​junction in a tremendous sheer wall of rock hundreds of feet high. The wollangambie ​is a big stream ​ much more water than Bowen'​s  ​and at the junction there was one of those deep still pools so common to this river. +
-Camp sites had been few and far between on Bowen'​s,​ and Joan had decreed that we camp at the first suitable spot on or after the junction. Well, it was 4.45 p.m. when we reached the Wollongambie,​ there was a splendid camp site with unlimited firewood and 4 threeforked cliffline ​around us, so that was it for the day. Some of the men had a plunge in the refrigerator,​ but the ladies had far too much sense to indulge in such nonsense at that time and place. +
-We were up at 5.38 a.m. and away at 7.10 a.m. on Sunday, dancing our way over the clean largo boulders which littered the bed of the river. The wollangambie ​hereabouts is really a very obliging stream, for these great boulders wore placed just right to kee:0 our feet dry. 7e passed many good campsites and at 8.10 a.m. came upon the other leg still having breakfast, clustered around an untidy fire. Bush hospitality was not extended to us in the form of +
-a cup of tea  nay, on the contrary, we were besought to provide them with bread. Anyway, half an hour soon went by before we jogged off again to reach the really magnificent Colo junction at 9.40 a.m.+
 Sand beaches, a groat towering cliff, the river as big as a lake, flowering gums perched among the cliffs, a swim, a fire and a cup of tea, and an hour had passed away. Then down the Colo, hopping over boulders and through the Water Gums, to cross about an hour later near the foot of the spur which goes up to Island Trig. I somehow think we were lucky on this trip, for it has been a very dry season and many of the smaller rocks that gave us a dry crossing would disappear with another few inches of water, the level of which seemed to be about a foot down. Sand beaches, a groat towering cliff, the river as big as a lake, flowering gums perched among the cliffs, a swim, a fire and a cup of tea, and an hour had passed away. Then down the Colo, hopping over boulders and through the Water Gums, to cross about an hour later near the foot of the spur which goes up to Island Trig. I somehow think we were lucky on this trip, for it has been a very dry season and many of the smaller rocks that gave us a dry crossing would disappear with another few inches of water, the level of which seemed to be about a foot down.
-It is 1,600 feet up to Island Trig; it is a steep rocky scramble for about 900 feet; and when the Mountain Holly ceased to plague us the Mountain Devils took over, to say nothing of such minor annoyances as Dillwynia and Prickly Moses: but the view was worth it, and it is only from such vantage + 
-points as this that any idea is really gained of the overall rugged nature of the 7ollangambie  ​Colo country. +It is 1,600 feet up to Island Trig; it is a steep rocky scramble for about 900 feet; and when the Mountain Holly ceased to plague us the Mountain Devils took over, to say nothing of such minor annoyances as Dillwynia and Prickly Moses: but the view was worth it, and it is only from such vantage points as this that any idea is really gained of the overall rugged nature of the Wollangambie ​Colo country. 
-4. The Sydney Bushwalker October,​ 1968 + 
-T7e descended in a northerly direction over the saddle, around the next bump, then down into Boo-Book Crook. There was one place on the descent +We descended in a northerly direction over the saddle, around the next bump, then down into Boo-Book Crook. There was one place on the descent where the rocks became an are-be and we had to hand the packs down. It would 
-where th, rocks became an are-be and we had to hand the packs down. It would +also be better to drop straight down into the creek from the saddle, for we followed the dry stream down to the good pool at the junction at GR589784. This pool is permanent and apparently is foc,a by the eastern arm. There is suitable ​camping near this water, and there is also a cairned route up through the rocks to the east, but we lost it half way up and were at an impasse for a while; however, after some illuminating dialogue we found it again and were on top at 5 p.m. 
-also be better to drop straight down into the creek from the saddle, for we followed the dry stream down to the good pool at the junction at GR589784. This + 
-pool is permanent and apparently is foc,a by the eastern arm. There is suithle ​camping near this water, and there is also a cairned route up through the rocks to the east, but we lost it halfwaY ​up and yore at an impasse for a while; however, after some illuminating dialogue we found it again and were on top at 5 p.m. +The next hour was a scratchy walk to the fire trail, and another hour later at 7 p.m. we were back at the cars, having sauntered along in the gloaming with the white road gleaming ahead of us and the thronging blossoms of yellow Dillwynia acting as guide lines on each side. 
-The next hour was a scratchy walk to the fire trail, and another +
-hour later at 7 p.m. we were back at the cars, having sauntered along in the gloaming with the white road gleaming ahead of us and the thronging blossoms of yellow Dillwynia acting as guide linos on each side.+
 One indisputable fact emerged from this trip - Roger Lockwood has the largest Drinking Bowl (I couldn'​t call it by the usual but less polite name given to such utensils, for witness the way Roger met everyone with a drink of Apple juice as they hauled themselves up on to Island Trig) ever seen. It is big enough to put your head into. One indisputable fact emerged from this trip - Roger Lockwood has the largest Drinking Bowl (I couldn'​t call it by the usual but less polite name given to such utensils, for witness the way Roger met everyone with a drink of Apple juice as they hauled themselves up on to Island Trig) ever seen. It is big enough to put your head into.
-7OLLANGAMBIE ​7MLL(TINGS. (The Other Story).+ 
 + 
 +WOLLANGAMBIE ​7MLL(TINGS. (The Other Story).
 by "​Lyrebird"​. by "​Lyrebird"​.
 +
 Moony Creek crossing was the Friday night meeting place for the two parties in the Car Swop Trip. The two leaders, Fon-Don and Joan Rigby agreed upon their midway rendezvous which was to be the Colo-7ollongambie junction on Saturday night. None of us thought it would be possible, highly improbable I'd sayl Moony Creek crossing was the Friday night meeting place for the two parties in the Car Swop Trip. The two leaders, Fon-Don and Joan Rigby agreed upon their midway rendezvous which was to be the Colo-7ollongambie junction on Saturday night. None of us thought it would be possible, highly improbable I'd sayl
 Saturday morning found us swopping cars and piling ourselves in these strange cars. Three others and myself jumped into Bill Burke'​s automatic. She went like a beauty on tarred road, but on dirt road - hopeless! Arriving at the end of the road, we parked the cars and started off along a fire trail Saturday morning found us swopping cars and piling ourselves in these strange cars. Three others and myself jumped into Bill Burke'​s automatic. She went like a beauty on tarred road, but on dirt road - hopeless! Arriving at the end of the road, we parked the cars and started off along a fire trail
 from Drip-2ing Rock. Two hundred years further, "Is this the right ridge?"​ from Drip-2ing Rock. Two hundred years further, "Is this the right ridge?"​
-"Looks like it." "Its big enough."​ Doono started to climb a tree as our loader ​came into view. "​Onwards!"​ This is not the ridge you blunderers."​ +"Looks like it." "Its big enough."​ Doono started to climb a tree as our leader ​came into view. "​Onwards!"​ This is not the ridge you blunderers."​ 
-Four hundred yards later we scrambled down a much smaller ridge (70o type) and ended up in a choked up creek with lawyer vines and other + 
-unmentionable scrub. Grumbles and groans ​Were heard as one of the party found a vary old fire trail alongside the crook+Four hundred yards later we scrambled down a much smaller ridge (70o type) and ended up in a choked up creek with lawyer vines and other unmentionable scrub. Grumbles and groans ​were heard as one of the party found a eary old fire trail alongside the creek. 
-Angowarra Creek is an easy creek, to walk along; large rock + 
-shelves, few bushes in the creek itself with a wee bit of boulder hopping. It was hot fun, being at least 80F in betnen ​the shade and the sun. But+Angowarra Creek is an easy creek, to walk along; large rock shelves, few bushes in the creek itself with a wee bit of boulder hopping. It was hot fun, being at least 80F in between ​the shade and the sun. But
 the huge pools must have been a glorious 33 F. the huge pools must have been a glorious 33 F.
-Octobor, 1968 The Sydnoy Bushwalkor + 
-Lunch was declared on the ColoAngowarra ​Crook junction. A Perfect +Lunch was declared on the Colo Angowarra ​Crook junction. A perfect ​lunch spot. It included.2 flat, hot rocks to lay on, a two foot deep pool-
-lunch spot. It included.2 flat, hot rocks to lay on, a two foot deep pool-+
 . .
 at your foot and a cliff for wind protection, and lots of sand. at your foot and a cliff for wind protection, and lots of sand.
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 this point. Hugo pools (as in the Shoalhaven Blockup) edged in by cliffs, this point. Hugo pools (as in the Shoalhaven Blockup) edged in by cliffs,
 at the base of which are boulders, hold togethoT by that infuriating tea tree, that always points the wrong way. Took us 2-i; hours to .1.o two miles. at the base of which are boulders, hold togethoT by that infuriating tea tree, that always points the wrong way. Took us 2-i; hours to .1.o two miles.
 +
 Not mooting the othcr half at the Colo-7ollangaMbie Creek. junction we moved upstream, continuously boulder hopping. Most of us felt very energetic whereas WC managod to scramble for another hour (li- miles) bcfore we pickod a sand and rock campsite. Pen Don having plenty of spare energy, dawdled Not mooting the othcr half at the Colo-7ollangaMbie Creek. junction we moved upstream, continuously boulder hopping. Most of us felt very energetic whereas WC managod to scramble for another hour (li- miles) bcfore we pickod a sand and rock campsite. Pen Don having plenty of spare energy, dawdled
 upstream to sec if he could find thc other team. Ho did not find them. Having forgotten our moat and most of our other food we managed to bludge some off that upstream to sec if he could find thc other team. Ho did not find them. Having forgotten our moat and most of our other food we managed to bludge some off that
-new prospective. Now hero is a hint to light weight walkers. Take this ch:,p along as ho usually brings at least 40 lb pack stadked ​with tins of all sorts, +new prospective. Now hero is a hint to light weight walkers. Take this chap along as he usually brings at least 40 lb pack stacked ​with tins of all sorts, ​and he only eats half of it, o.g. sweetened ​condensed ​mi1k, fresh eggs, bread, tins and tins of meat etc., are easily ​bludged ​from him. After eating an unforgettable meal, you sang the night away. 
--na he only eats half of it, o.g. swectenod ​condensed ​mi1k9 fresh eggs, broad, tins and tins of meat etc., are easily ​bludgod ​from him. After eating an unforgettable meal, yo sang the night away. + 
-Next day after breakfast we were just about to movo off when these -jokers from the other tribe arrived. Of course we sat down and started to eat +Next day after breakfast we were just about to move off when these jokers from the other tribe arrived. Of course we sat down and started to eat and talk to them. We finally moved off after that pleasant mooting (bludging, exchanging ​news of how difficult the terrain was to be etc.) at 9 a.m. An  hour later we walked up Bowan Creek.
-and talk to them. 7e finally moved off after that pleasant mooting (bludging, +
-exchanging ​nows of how difficult the terrain was to be etc.) at 9 a.m. An hour later we walked up Bowan Crook. -+
 More boulder hopping. The scrub was really pointing our way bore. I poked an eye twice, and couldn'​t see for the next ton minutes. Must remember to wear my classes next time I go up that Colo type scrub. A pool plus 4 flat rocks were sighted and lunch was declared. beforethe leader came into sight. Somo one built a fire and other beds just flaked out on pointy looking rocks. And they stayed flaked out. More boulder hopping. The scrub was really pointing our way bore. I poked an eye twice, and couldn'​t see for the next ton minutes. Must remember to wear my classes next time I go up that Colo type scrub. A pool plus 4 flat rocks were sighted and lunch was declared. beforethe leader came into sight. Somo one built a fire and other beds just flaked out on pointy looking rocks. And they stayed flaked out.
-'moll lad", a read head said, "​don'​t just lay there. Haven'​t you got any food to eat?" "​Yes,"​ "roll, share it around then!" 7ords from a well known bludgor+'moll lad", a read head said, "​don'​t just lay there. Haven'​t you got any food to eat?" "​Yes,"​ "roll, share it around then!" 7ords from a well known bludger. 
-As the sun slowly sank in the west we continued boulder hopping up and through the bushes. ​7.e left Bowen Crook and started walking up a side crook in order to reach the road (4 wheeler) in double quick time. 7e all ended up going + 
-.up too early in the crock and reaching a cliff line which loomed above us. Ross+As the sun slowly sank in the west we continued boulder hopping up and through the bushes. ​We left Bowen Crook and started walking up a side crook in order to reach the road (4 wheeler) in double quick time. We all ended up going up too early in the creek and reaching a cliff line which loomed above us. Ross
 :tInd Doone.cmcmed on to find a way up. Ross who was within ear shot said that he had found a way up. A rope was needed as a safety line for some as it was a break in the cliff. :tInd Doone.cmcmed on to find a way up. Ross who was within ear shot said that he had found a way up. A rope was needed as a safety line for some as it was a break in the cliff.
-6 The Sydney Bushwalker October,​ 1968 + 
-Ten minutes later Doono came from above and said he had walked up. So much for that effort. Even though we could have walked up to the top of the ridge, the rock scramble made the trip extra exciting: On top of the ridge we had a sit down. Two of us sat in a corner, opened a hugo tine of pineapple and Orange juice and guzzled it down. Thank goodness no-ono saw us. All those bludgors ​are a problem!+Ten minutes later Doono came from above and said he had walked up. So much for that effort. Even though we could have walked up to the top of the ridge, the rock scramble made the trip extra exciting: On top of the ridge we had a sit down. Two of us sat in a corner, opened a hugo tine of pineapple and Orange juice and guzzled it down. Thank goodness no-ono saw us. All those bludgers ​are a problem!
 far far
-7-e didn't have to walk/as we saw a flagpole with a white flag tied onto it. (The Army has boon hero tool) 7c soon found a fOur wheel drive +7-e didn't have to walk/as we saw a flagpole with a white flag tied onto it. (The Army has boon hero tool) 7c soon found a four wheel drive track. At 8.30 p.m. we all arrived at the two cars after getting ourselves lost on the circular roads of Mt. Tootiewe all jumped into the cars in a hurry and rushed off to the nearest Chinese dhoppers, 
-track. At 8.30 p.m. we all arrived at the two cars after getting ourselves + 
-lost on the circular roads of Mt. Tootio"​e ​all jumped into the cars in a hurry and rushed off to the nearest Chinese dhoppers,+
 THE ELLF 173ARLY ​ GENERAL MEETING. THE ELLF 173ARLY ​ GENERAL MEETING.
 Jim Brown. Jim Brown.
-In a meeting at.whidh ​matters of considerable weight were to be considered, 70 sot out with a very small crew - about 30 - at 7.50 p.m. Later the gathering appreciated,​ but probably aid not exceed 50 financial members at any time.+ 
 +In a meeting at which matters of considerable weight were to be considered, 70 sot out with a very small crew - about 30 - at 7.50 p.m. Later the gathering appreciated,​ but probably aid not exceed 50 financial members at any time. 
 Brian Griffiths was welcomed, the Minutes for August wore confirmed, and we broke straight into Inward Correspondence,​ which contained a letter from National Parks Assocn, socking to form a bush fire fighting organisation,​ advice from the Australian Conservation Foundation regarding its annual meeting in October, and from the Nature Conservation Council concerning its agenda for Brian Griffiths was welcomed, the Minutes for August wore confirmed, and we broke straight into Inward Correspondence,​ which contained a letter from National Parks Assocn, socking to form a bush fire fighting organisation,​ advice from the Australian Conservation Foundation regarding its annual meeting in October, and from the Nature Conservation Council concerning its agenda for
-the Conforonce ​on 21st September. +the Conference ​on 21st September. 
-The President said at least two items from the ILC.C. agenda had some controversial aspects. One motion opposed the taking of ,any animal or + 
-fish from reserves except ​undor the control of the Parks and "lid Life Authroity. The other authorised the Executive to admit hunting and fishing bodies to membership if satisfied they supported preservation of wild creatures and their habitats. +The President said at least two items from the ILC.C. agenda had some controversial aspects. One motion opposed the taking of any animal or fish from reserves except ​under the control of the Parks and "lid Life Authority. The other authorised the Executive to admit hunting and fishing bodies to membership if satisfied they supported preservation of wild creatures and their habitats. 
-Alex Colley promptly moved in opposition to both proposals, saying that the allowance of oven controlled hunting would diminish the prospects of + 
-securing areas whore complete Protection existed. Other speakers felt, ho 'ever,+Alex Colley promptly moved in opposition to both proposals, saying that the allowance of over controlled hunting would diminish the prospects of securing areas whore complete Protection existed. Other speakers felt, however,
 that both resolutions were reasonable, and that admission of hunting clubs to the N.C.C. would assist marksmen to appreciate conservation and control of wild life. Finally both items as outlined in the agenda were supported by the Club's vote. that both resolutions were reasonable, and that admission of hunting clubs to the N.C.C. would assist marksmen to appreciate conservation and control of wild life. Finally both items as outlined in the agenda were supported by the Club's vote.
 The Treasurer reported that about 60 subscriptions were unpaid, including 40 for active () members, and the current account stood at %608 The Treasurer reported that about 60 subscriptions were unpaid, including 40 for active () members, and the current account stood at %608
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-8. The Sydney Bushwalker October,​ 1968. +at 31st August. He drew attention to the Magazine account and the fact that unfinancial members had received issues over six months, and the magazine may show a loss over the year's operations. Frank Ashdown considered ​unfinancial ​members were being treated too liberally ​in this direction. 
-at 31st August. He drew attention to the Magazine account and the fact + 
-that unfinancial members had received issues over six months, and the +Don Finch recorded that Roger Uckwood'​s trip out from Yalwal had 12 people plus violent, windy weather that Alex Colley'​s Gunyah Bay trip on 8th August was reasonably well attended, while a car swop Instructional trip run by Snow Brown and himself in the Corang River country brought out 26 starters. Bill Gillam'​s Snow Instructional struck very turbulent weather,
-magazine may show a loss over the year's operations. Frank Ashdown +
-considered ​unfinanoial ​members were being treated too lfberally ​in this direction. +
-Don Finch recorded that Roger Uckwood'​s trip out from Yalwal had 12 people plus violent, windy weather that Alex Colley'​s Gunyah Bay +
-trip on 8th August was reasonably well attended, while a carswop ​Instructional trip run by Snow Brown and himself in the Corang River country brought out 26 starters. Bill Gillam'​s Snow Instructional struck very turbulent weather,+
 resulting in an early return, and Ivy Painter'​s trip in the EraPolona Brook country had three prospective. Joan Rigby did some pioneering in Allum River, wit:- a party of 11, but one member suffered a heavy fall, .which caused some alteration of Plans. Esme Biddulph had car parking bother on a trip in Kuringgai Chase (7est Head area). resulting in an early return, and Ivy Painter'​s trip in the EraPolona Brook country had three prospective. Joan Rigby did some pioneering in Allum River, wit:- a party of 11, but one member suffered a heavy fall, .which caused some alteration of Plans. Esme Biddulph had car parking bother on a trip in Kuringgai Chase (7est Head area).
-Frank Ashdown pointed out thatby lighting of luncheon ​.fires in + 
-Kuringgai Chase and parking cars in-forbidaen ​areas we were getting a bad +Frank Ashdown pointed out that by lighting of luncheon fires in Kuringgai Chase and parking cars in forbidden ​areas we were getting a bad reputation, and should ​mend our ways. 
-reputation, and should ​mere. our ways.+
 There was no Federation Report, rInd only one site (7oods Creek) proposed for the Annual Reunion. For the Convenor,'​ Bob Younger was- appointed. Going on to other appointments,​ N.n. Bourke became Auditor, Jack Gentle volunteered for Substitute Federation Delegate, and Phil Hall was elected delegate to the Nature Conservation COuncii. There was no Federation Report, rInd only one site (7oods Creek) proposed for the Annual Reunion. For the Convenor,'​ Bob Younger was- appointed. Going on to other appointments,​ N.n. Bourke became Auditor, Jack Gentle volunteered for Substitute Federation Delegate, and Phil Hall was elected delegate to the Nature Conservation COuncii.
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 So to Constitutional AMendments, and in the words of Omar Khayyan "Nor all thy piety nor wit, shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." ​ So to Constitutional AMendments, and in the words of Omar Khayyan "Nor all thy piety nor wit, shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." ​
 First Phil Butt occupied the Chair while President Frank Rigby moved that a simple majority should suffice to amend the Constitution. This First Phil Butt occupied the Chair while President Frank Rigby moved that a simple majority should suffice to amend the Constitution. This
 w-s opposed by Gordon Redmond, who Quoted from the Company'​s Act to show w-s opposed by Gordon Redmond, who Quoted from the Company'​s Act to show
 that the basic rules of a Company required a majority for change. Nan Bourke suggested a company, which seldom had a general meeting of shareholders,​ was on somewhat different grounds to the Club. Jack Gentle said -the high .proportion of votes needed for an amendment made for a desirable stability in Club legislation. However it was Joss Martin who threw the bombshell, by asking if the Charitable Collections.Act,​ under which the Club is registered, required a majority. No one could say, and the amendment was lost. that the basic rules of a Company required a majority for change. Nan Bourke suggested a company, which seldom had a general meeting of shareholders,​ was on somewhat different grounds to the Club. Jack Gentle said -the high .proportion of votes needed for an amendment made for a desirable stability in Club legislation. However it was Joss Martin who threw the bombshell, by asking if the Charitable Collections.Act,​ under which the Club is registered, required a majority. No one could say, and the amendment was lost.
-Don Finch, put forward a good case for two overnight test walks,. and found quite a lot of support, but, in.the absence of a simple majority + 
-verdict, the amendment was lost 23 to 11. +Don Finch, put forward a good case for two overnight test walks and found quite a lot of support, but, in.the absence of a simple majority verdict, the amendment was lost 23 to 11. 
-Next Brian Harvey submitted that the finance part of the Constitution ​should_ ​be varied so that unfinancial members were crossed off after two months, without allowing discretion to Committee. Even the+ 
 +Next Brian Harvey submitted that the finance part of the Constitution ​should ​be varied so that unfinancial members were crossed off after two months, without allowing discretion to Committee. Even the
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