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-u +======The Sydney Bushwalker====== 
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-.11 +===June 1969.=== 
-ONTENT S+ 
-' ​The May General Meeting J. Brown 2. +=====Contents.===== 
-Oolong ​Caves  Won or Lost? R. Janssen 4. + 
-Theatre Party Announcement M.Shapport 6. +| | |Page| 
-Thinking Makes it So P. Harrison 7. +|The May General Meeting|J. Brown2| 
-Once Around Cloudmaker (Again) M. Wyborn 9. +|Colong ​Caves Won or Lost?|R. Janssen4| 
-The Russell'​s Needler'​s M. Short 11. +|Theatre Party Announcement|M. Shappert| ​6| 
-Up the Bleeding Barrington R. Derbridge 14. +|Thinking Makes it So|P. Harrison7| 
-Amendments to List of Melfters 15. +|Once Around Cloudmaker (Again)|M. Wyborn9| 
-Paddy'​s Ad 4 17+|The Russell'​s Needler'​s|M. Short|11| 
-Mountain Equipment ​Ad. 182 +|Up the Bleeding Barrington|R. Derbridge|14| 
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney ​Bushwalkers, Northcote ​Building, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney. Postal Address: Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney. +|Amendments to List of Members| |15
-_ EDITOR: Bill Gillam, 19 Old Bush Rd. Engadine.2233 BUSINESS MANAGER: ​Bill Burke, Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford 2118. + 
-TYPIST: ​Christa Younger, 71 Yarran ​Rd. OatleY. ​2223. +=====Advertisements.===== 
-2. The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ J.969+ 
- .111.1.4.1011  +| |Page| 
-THE MAY GENERAL MEETING,+|Paddy'​s Ad.|17| 
 +|Mountain Equipment|18| 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +A monthly bulletin,of matters of interest to the Sydney ​Bush Walkers, Northcote ​Buildings, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney. Postal Address: Box 4476G.P.O.Sydney. 
 + 
 +|**Editor**|Bill Gillam, 19 Old Bush Road, Engadine2233
 +|**Business Manager**|Bill Burke, Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford2118| 
 +|**Typist**|Christa Younger, 71 Yarran ​Road, Oatley, ​2223
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====The May General Meeting.===== 
 Jim Brown. Jim Brown.
-Members admitted to the Club over the past seven or eight years may be pardoned for believing that the .May meeting, with a duration of 22 minutes set a record for brevity. Actually your reporter can vouch that there have been several other general + 
-meetings which took only 20 to 25 minutes - but not lately. +Members admitted to the Club over the past seven or eight years may be pardoned for believing that the May meeting, with a duration of 22 minutes set a record for brevity. Actually your reporter can vouch that there have been several other general meetings which took only 20 to 25 minutes - but not lately. 
-The only new member - actually a recall from April, and + 
-not present in any case the minutes read and confirmed ​matters arising what no takers for Lady Committee Member; Magazine +The only new member - actually a recall from April, and not present in any casethe minutes read and confirmedmatters arising ​what no takers for Lady Committee Member; Magazine Sales & Subscriptions or delegate to the Nature Conservation Council - vacant since March. The President expressed his disappointment. 
-Sales & Subscriptions or delegate to the Nature Conservation Council - vacant since March. The President expressed his disappointmnt, + 
-Nothing dramatic in Correspondence,​ nothing arisingThe +Nothing dramatic in Correspondence,​ nothing arisingThe Treasurer reported a closing balance in April of $664 (think I heard it aright). Walks Report - ah, at least a reasonably well-filled ​account, starting with Easter and David Cotton with party of 15 at the Warrumbungles,​ while Owen Marks led a group of 13 to the Budawangs ​("​about 300 others"​ were stated to be clambering around ​the Castle area). Don Finch had a crowd out in the "​unknown"​ rock-hoping along a river in the Armidale area. 
-Treasurer reported a closing balance in April of $(think I heard it aright). Walks Report - ah, at 'least a reasonably well- + 
-filled ​i6count, starting with Easter and David Cotton with party of 15 at the Warrumbungles,​ while Owen Marks led a group of 13 to the Budiwangs ​("​about 300 others"​ were stated to be clambering around ​he Castle area). Don Finch had a crowd out in the "​unknown"​ +On the following week-end there was Barry Wallace'​s Harry'​s River trip (5 people) and a day walk conducted by David Ingram: April 18/19 saw Allan Round and crew in the Nattai-Jellore country, and Margaret ​Wyborn's cycling trip. John Holly had the day walk. Finally Anzac Week-end, with Ramon U'​Brien deputising for Owen Marks on a Shoalhaven trip out from Tallong, and Sheila Binns and party taking it quietly at Burning Palms
-rock-hoping along a river in the Armidale area. + 
-On the following week-end there was Barry Wallace'​s Harry'​s River trip (5 people) and a day walk conducted by David Ingram: April 18/19 saw Allan Round and crew in the Nattai-Jellore country, and Margaret ​WYborn's cycling trip. John Holly had the day .walk. Finally Anzac Week-end, with Ramon U'​Brien deputising for Owen Marks Son. a Shoalhaven trip out from Tallong, and Sheila Binns and party taking it quietly at Burning Palms, +The Federation Report - jointly and severally presented by Phil Butt and Wilf Hilder ​- referred to complaints by Tasmanians of the amount of litter being left around air drop sites in the rugged south-west of the island. On the other side of the coin there was report of a cleaning ​up at Bungonia by a gathering of various Spelio groups. The Co-ordinator of S&R activities in New Zealand is to pay a visit to Australia, and for budding naturalists Federation has been informed of an annual award of a Natural History Medallion - details of the contest and organisers ​not yet fully known
-The Federation Report - jointly and severally presented by Phil Butt and Wilf Ender - referred to complaints by Tasmanians of the amount of 'litter being left around air drop sites in the rugged south-west of the island. On the other side of the coin there was report of a cleaning ​uP at Bungonia by a gathering of various Spelio groups. The Co-ordinator of S&R activities in New + 
-Zealand is to pay a visit to Australia, and for budding naturalists Federation has been informed of an annual award of a Natural History +Only 8.37 p.m. and the call of General BusinessNone. The President reminded all of the unfilled posts mentioned before - also the need of another S & R Contact. A Question - any doings on the Kangaroo Valley land purchase - answer, not yet, but a meeting between representatives of the co-purchasers,​ the Society of Friends, and the trustees ​to take place soon. Meanwhile there is still some money to be collected. 
-Medallion - details of the contest and ozianisors ​not yet fully known, +
-Only 8.37 p.m. and the call of General BusinessNone. The President reminded all of the unfilled posts mentioned before - also the need of another S & R Contact. A Question - any doings on the Kangaroo Valley land purchase - answer, not yet, but a meeting between representatives of the co-purchasers,​ the Society +
-3. The Sydney Bushwalker. Ju4o,​ 1969. +
-of Friends, and the trust4es ​to take place soon. Meanwhile there is till some money to be collected.+
 That, is there really no other business? No, only announcements and then at 8.40 p.m. closure. That, is there really no other business? No, only announcements and then at 8.40 p.m. closure.
-SEMI-SURPRISE PARTY AT TARO'S.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Semi-surprise Party At Taro's.==== 
 To celebrate Taro's birthday everyone is popping up on Monday, 23rd June to Taro's house (Alice Street, Auburn) for a semi-surprise party. Bring your own cup, food and booze. A number of people will be catching the 6.09 p.m. train from Central. To celebrate Taro's birthday everyone is popping up on Monday, 23rd June to Taro's house (Alice Street, Auburn) for a semi-surprise party. Bring your own cup, food and booze. A number of people will be catching the 6.09 p.m. train from Central.
-Bill Burke'​s astonishment at reading that he was to grow, or provide trees for the Kangaroo Valley project was justifiable. The truth is they will be grown by your non-observant Observer- Editor who was too busy growing the trees to observe this month. + 
-For those who missed the debate, take notice that the +---- 
-practitioners of the art of bludging are to be allowed on official walks provided they practice their art at a high level and with sufficient suavity. Straight out begging of food is still frowned on but manipulation of the exchange rate of food to one's advantage received the blessing of the audience. + 
-4. The Sydney Bushwalker,​. Juno ,1969 +Bill Burke'​s astonishment at reading that he was to grow, or provide trees for the Kangaroo Valley project was justifiable. The truth is they will be grown by your non-observant Observer-Editor who was too busy growing the trees to observe this month. 
-COLONG CAVES TON OR LOST? + 
-0769. +---- 
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-The battle for tho Preservation of this area against limestone mining is still raging. The battle tactics-can almost be likened to guerilla ​warefare, and at odd moments +For those who missed the debate, take notice that the practitioners of the art of bludging are to be allowed on official walks provided they practice their art at a high level and with sufficient suavity. Straight out begging of food is still frowned on but manipulation of the exchange rate of food to one's advantage received the blessing of the audience. 
-calm surface will erupt to show that all not well in the stae + 
-of N.S,W.+---- 
 + 
 +=====Colong Caves - Won Or Lost(0769)===== 
 + 
 +Rolf Janssen 
 + 
 +The battle for the Preservation of this area against limestone mining is still raging. The battle tactics can almost be likened to guerilla ​warfare, and at odd moments calm surface will erupt to show that all is not well in the state of N.S.W. 
 Mining of the proposed Kanangra-Boyd National Park will Mining of the proposed Kanangra-Boyd National Park will
-1) destroy the beauty of the Park + 
-2) destroy the wilderness character of the Park.+  - destroy the beauty of the Park 
 +  ​- ​destroy the wilderness character of the Park. 
 Australia has very few areas of wilderness potential - let us not lose any opportunity of keeping them. Australia has very few areas of wilderness potential - let us not lose any opportunity of keeping them.
-Who is the Colong Committee'​s opponent? The same as yours - BI E BUSINESS+ 
-It is trying to take from, or ruin for you and for +Who is the Colong Committee'​s opponent? The same as yours - Big Business. 
-posterity a pleasure area, an area of scientific importance + 
-which, once mined, can never be restored to its former state of beauty ​Or importanoe, +It is trying to take from, or ruin for you and for posterity a pleasure area, an area of scientific importance which, once mined, can never be restored to its former state of beauty ​or importance. 
-Understandably,​ mining will take place where it is easiest and most lucrative for the business - our Great Barrier Reef or Colong are easy targets. Huge alternative limestone ​.deposits + 
-suitable for economical mining exist. ​'Conservationists"​ were able to establish this so that they can "SAVE OOLONG" for your pleasure and that of posterity, +Understandably,​ mining will take place where it is easiest and most lucrative for the business - our Great Barrier Reef or Colong are easy targets. Huge alternative limestone deposits suitable for economical mining exist. ​"Conservationists"​ were able to establish this so that they can "Save Colong" for your pleasure and that of posterity
-To save Colong you are a coneervationist ​but not a reaction- + 
-aryThy mine Oolong ​if .721 Possibility ​of alternatives have not +To save Colong you are a conservationist ​but not a reactionaryWhy mine Colong ​if all possibility ​of alternatives have not been exhausted. Why destroy ​unnecessarily?​ 
-been exhausted.. Why destroy ​,​unecessarilyi + 
-Who wants to save Colong? At least 71 community bodies in N.S.7. have shown and are showing support for this cause. To +Who wants to save Colong? At least 71 community bodies in N.S.W. have shown and are showing support for this cause. To mention a few: 
-mention a + 
-1) The +  ​- ​The National Trust of Australia (NSW Division) about 10,000 members 
-2) NS7 +  - NSW Chapter Royal Australian Institute of Architects 
-3) N.S +  - N.S.W. Teachers Federation (more than 32,​500 ​members) 
-4) The +  - The Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. (incorporating 60 societies throughout N.S.W.) 
-fews + 
-National Trust of Australia (NSW Division) about 10,000 members +Recently the Warringah Sub-branch of the Liberal Party showed active support to Save Colong. At the NSW Young Liberals 14th Annual Convention July 1968 the following motion was passed with an overwhelming majority- 
-Chapter Royal Australian Institute of Architects .7. Teachers Federation (more than 32,​500 ​meaers) Nature Conservation Council of N.S.';. (incorporating +
-60 societies throughout N.S.W.) +
-5. The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. +
-...1.rs.  +
-Recently the Warringah Sub-branch of the Liberal Party showed active support to SAVE OOLONG. At the NSW Young Liberals 14th Annual Convention July 1968 the following motion was passed with an overwhelming majority-+
 "That the NSW Young Liberal Movement request the Premier to take immediate and effective steps to: "That the NSW Young Liberal Movement request the Premier to take immediate and effective steps to:
-1) revoke mining leases in and adjacent to the Colong Caves Reserve. + 
-2) Re-incorporate the reserve within the proposed boundaries of the Kanangra-Boyd National Park. +  - revoke mining leases in and adjacent to the Colong Caves Reserve. 
-3) That the Government form a select Committee to investigate the granting of the Mining leases to A.P.C.M. Australia Ltd. +  ​- ​Re-incorporate the reserve within the proposed boundaries of the Kanangra-Boyd National Park. 
-Many members of the Labour Party have given support to SAVE COLONG+  ​- ​That the Government form a select Committee to investigate the granting of the Mining leases to A.P.C.M. Australia Ltd. 
-The fight to SAVE OOLONG ​has not been lion (yet). It has not been lost either. Help to SAVE OOLONG+ 
-If you want to participate in saving Colong,lperhaps ​in a small way only, send the following details to the Membership Secretary, Rolf Janssen ​o/- Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney, who will contact you when help is required, +Many members of the Labour Party have given support to Save Colong. 
-Name + 
-Address at Home Home Tel. No. +The fight to Save Colong ​has not been won (yet). It has not been lost either. Help to Save Colong. 
-Business Address Bus Tel. No + 
-Have you access to a car? Will you take passengers? How many? +If you want to participate in saving Colong, ​perhaps ​in a small way only, send the following details to the Membership Secretary, Rolf Janssen ​c/- Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney, who will contact you when help is required. 
-A further way to help in saving Colong - Send any + 
-publication,​ long or short, about Colong, of any flavour, political, scientific, economic etc. to the same address. +  * Name 
-Send the entire sheet of the newspaper or magazine - it saves jr-ou cutting it out and me losing it if it is small. ​Ada your name and address should further details about the article +  ​* ​Address at Home 
-bo required. +  * Home Tel. No. 
-6. The Sydney Bushwalker,​ Juno 1969 +  ​* ​Business Address 
-THEATRE PARTY ANNOUNCENENT CONCERNING YOU. By Marcia Shappert (HoE, Social Sec.) +  * Bus Tel. No 
-Owing to popular demand I havo been asked to organize a Music Hall evening. The management has assured us of all the tables at the front in the old orchestra, tit (the only request is for the audience not to throw full glasses of champagne at the heroine). The Menu is quite edible and for your edification it is +  ​* ​Have you access to a car? Will you take passengers? How many? 
-Minestrone Soup or Fruit Cocktail + 
-Roast Chichen - Barbecue T Bone Steak - Weiner Schnitzel - Fried Fish or Chichen Said or Ham Salad +A further way to help in saving Colong - Send any publication,​ long or short, about Colong, of any flavour, political, scientific, economic etc. to the same address. 
-Sweets du jour. (Tines are extra!) + 
-The date? MONDAY ​28th JULY 12.u. For anyone who likes melodrama and wishes to relive the atmosphere of Gaslight London of the last century and when the curtain rises to reveal the wickedness of the evil Ashley Irving, you will feel the hot flush of shams and indignation rise to your cheek and you will frame the words and shout "0 VILE PRETENDER" which is the name of the show. +Send the entire sheet of the newspaper or magazine - it saves you cutting it out and me losing it if it is small. ​Add your name and address should further details about the article ​be required. 
-The price is only $4.50 for the dinner and show. Come on your own, come with friends, bring your relations,kte your belovea, woo your boss (he may buy champagne) in fact everybody is most welcome. + 
-Please see me at the Club (or I can be contacted at home 30.2028)Gr The Assistant Soc. Sec. Owen Marks who will be.going around with his little ​bluo box. +---- 
-ADVERTISEMENT: ​For sale: + 
-Helen Gray's walking boots, elastic sided gristle sole. Degree of wear slight. Size 8. History.....Helen forgot to take shoes on a country holiday at Frogmore. If you don't know where Frogmore is, or if you want to know how Helen got that far without shoes ring her on 86-6263. +======Theatre Party Announcement Concerning You.===== 
-7 The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​1969. + 
-Thinking Makes it So.+By Marcia Shappert (Hon. Social Sec.) 
 + 
 +Owing to popular demand I have been asked to organize a Music Hall evening. The management has assured us of all the tables at the front in the old orchestra ​pit (the only request is for the audience not to throw full glasses of champagne at the heroine). The Menu is quite edible and for your edification it is
 + 
 +  ​* ​Minestrone Soup or Fruit Cocktail 
 +  ​* ​Roast Chichen - Barbecue T Bone Steak - Weiner Schnitzel - Fried Fish or Chicken Salad or Ham Salad 
 +  ​* ​Sweets du jour. (Wines are extra!) 
 +  ​ 
 +The date? __Monday ​28th July 1969__. For anyone who likes melodrama and wishes to relive the atmosphere of Gaslight London of the last century and when the curtain rises to reveal the wickedness of the evil Ashley Irving, you will feel the hot flush of shame and indignation rise to your cheek and you will frame the words and shout "O Vile Pretender" which is the name of the show. 
 + 
 +The price is only $4.50 for the dinner and show. Come on your own, come with friends, bring your relations, ​fete your beloved, woo your boss (he may buy champagne)in fact everybody is most welcome. 
 + 
 +Please see me at the Club (or I can be contacted at home 30.2028) ​or The Assistant Soc. Sec. Owen Marks who will be going around with his little ​blue box. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Advertisement.==== 
 + 
 +For sale: 
 + 
 +Helen Gray's walking boots, elastic sided gristle sole. Degree of wear slight. Size 8. History... Helen forgot to take shoes on a country holiday at Frogmore. If you don't know where Frogmore is, or if you want to know how Helen got that far without shoes ring her on 86-6263. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Thinking Makes  ​It ​So.===== 
 Pat Harrison. Pat Harrison.
-7henever ​I look at a topographical map of mountain country the + 
-contour lines begin to sing so alluringly that I feel much as Ulysses felt when he had to tie himself to the mast of his ship +Whenever ​I look at a topographical map of mountain country the contour lines begin to sing so alluringly that I feel much as Ulysses felt when he had to tie himself to the mast of his ship to save himself from the Sirens. An almost irresistible urge comes over me to reach for my pack and set off. 
-to save himself from the Sirens. An almost irresistible urge comes over me to reach for my pack and set off. + 
-But af course things do not happen that way. "To travel +But of course things do not happen that way. "To travel hopefully is better than to arrive"​ - the getting there and not the arrival is what counts most of all - and so perhaps the best walks are those that are, as it were, savoured by the mental faculties long before the physical senses undergo their pain. I don't suppose anything is so much appreciated as the things that are hard to come by. 
-hopefully is better than to arrive"​ - the getting there and not the + 
-arrival is what counts most of all - and so perhaps the best walks are those that are, as it were, savoured by the mental faculties long before the physical senses undergo their pain. I don't +"Let your imagination work" - and during the period between your camp trips you can, for example, stroll across Fig Tree Bridge (or any such place near you) and believe that you have crossed the Cox at White Dog and are heading up the Gangerangs to Cloudmaker. Once you get in the mood it is surprising what you can achieve in this way, and in addition there is the advantage that you can begin and end a 10-miler or more and be away from home and sweethearts for only a few hours. 
-suppose anything is so much appreciated as the things that are hard to came by. + 
-"Let your imagination work" - and during the period between your camp trips you can, for example, stroll across Fig Tree Bridge (or any such place near you) and believe that you have crossed the Cox at White Dog and are heading up the Gangerangs to Clouamaker. +By going a little further afield, say to Era or Bola Heights, you can easily accept the fact that the rounded grassy hills of Era and the swampy land of Tarra Moor are the Alpine heights around ​Jagungal. Just close your eyes for a moment and you are there. 
-Once you get in the mood it is surprising what you can achieve in + 
-this way, and in addition there is the advantage that you can begin and end a 10-miler or more and be away from home and sweethearts for only a few hours. +And then when you contemplate a walk in a new but long-desired area, what pleasure there is in getting maps and pouring ​over them and working out routes and times and compiling notes of all things relevant! And the pleasant hours spent in browsing through old bushwalking journals and logs and gleaning the nuggets of information ​hidden therein! Oh! '​Tis then that you feel like an explorer setting out into unknown country - for it is really unknown to you and is the nearest substitute you will ever get for the real thing in our sadly shrunken world. 
-By going a little further afield, say to Era or Bola Heights, you can easily accept the fact that the rounded grassy hills of Era and the swampy land of Tarra Moor are the Alpineheights around ​jagunal. Just close your eyes for a moment and you are there. + 
-Ana then when you contemplate a walk in a new but long-desired area, what pleasure there is in getting maps and po-ling ​over them and working out routes and times and compiling notes of all things relevant! And the pleasant hours spent in browsing through old +And the decisions about food and gear! Weekends and long weekends are no problem - just throw a few things into your pack and worry not too much about weight - a few pounds extra are good for keeping you up to scratch for the longer trips, But when it is for a week or more many are the rescinded decisions before you will be satisfied ​and even then you will, no doubt, have put a few things in "just in case". 
-bushwalking journals and logs and gleaning the nuggets of informa- + 
-tion hidden therein! Oh! '​Tis then that you feel like an +And then when you reach your Land of Heart'​s Desire, how the reality is always better than your imagination would let it be for you were cautious in your mental flights to apply a brake, such as: It may rain all the time; or there may be fog; or snow; or heat; or drought; or the place may not be worth seeing anyway (this last is your great standby and the one you have always consoled yourself with whenever you wanted to go somewhere but for some reason or other you couldn'​t.) 
-explorer setting out into unknown country - for it is really + 
-unknown to you and is the nearest substitute you will ever get for the real thing in our sadly shrunken world. +"Oh! well, it isn't worth going anyway!" ​Without ​this wonderful ability of the mind to practice such deceptions what a discontented, ​moodyunhappy, glum-looking ​lot of bush walkers would congregate at Reiby Place on Wednesday ​nights! 
-And the decisions about food and gear! Weekends and long weekends are no problem - just throw a few things into your pack and worry not too much about weight - a few pounds extra are + 
-good for keeping you up to scratch for the longer trips, But when +---- 
-/ 1 + 
-8. The, Sydney Bushwalker. June ,1969, +.... much, indeed the greater portion of my journey, had been occupied in long reconnoitring rides; and he who thus rides is in a continued state of excitement, now bouyant ​with hope... now all despairing and miserable as he approaches the foot of a range without finding water. 
-it is for a week or more many afe the rescinded decisions before you will be satisfied ​ and even then you will, no doubt, have put a few things in "just in case"​. +
-And then when you reach your Land of Heart'​s Desire, how the reality is always better than your imagination would let it +
-be  for you were cautious in your mental flights to apply a brake, such as: It may rain all the time; or there may be fog; or snow; or heat; or drought; or the place may not be worth seeing anyway (this last is your groat standby and the one you have always consoled yourself with whenever you wanted to go somewhere but for some reason or other you couldn'​t.) +
-"Ohz well, it isn't worth going anyway!" ​7ithout ​this wonderful ability of the mind to practice such deceptions what a discontented, ​moodyi9. Unhappyglumlooking ​lot of bush walkers would congregate at Roiby Place on 7ednesday ​nights! +
-.........much, indeed the greater portion of my journey, had been occupied in long reconnoitring rides; and ho who thus rides is in a continued state of excitement, now buuyant +
-with hope.....now all despairing and miserable as he approaches the foot of a range without finding water.+
 Ludwig Leichhardt. Ludwig Leichhardt.
 +
 Overland journey from Moreton Bay. Overland journey from Moreton Bay.
  
-9 The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. +---- 
- .........1M..,​  + 
-ONCE &ROUND CLOUDMIKER ​(AGAIN). Margaret ​Tyborn+=====One Around Cloudmaker ​(Again).===== 
-LEADERDAVID BRO7N,. Jerry Sinzig, Phil Butt John Powell, + 
-Lindsey Gilroy, Margaret ​7yborn+Margaret ​Wyborn
-Snow picked up Kindsey ​and myself at Strathfield Station in + 
- front of a big hole which was the oldMelba. The others, going in Jerry'​s car, met at Windsor. The cup of tea and cakes at Mrs. Brown'​s was part of th6 trip, otherwise the trip was un- +__Leader__David Brown. Jerry Sinzig, Phil ButtJohn Powell, Lindsey Gilroy, Margaret ​Wyborn. 
-eventful. I must comment, however, that until this trip I + 
-didn't realise there wore so many bonds around Jenolan. +Snow picked up Lindsey ​and myself at Strathfield Station in front of a big hole which was the old Melba. The others, going in Jerry'​s car, met at Windsor. The cup of tea and cakes at Mrs. Brown'​s was part of the trip, otherwise the trip was uneventful. I must comment, however, that until this trip I didn't realise there were so many bends around Jenolan. 
-"​Te ​camped near the cars on top of Kanangra on little boulders and we were awoken at dawn by an icy wind. The others spent a more comfortable night in a small cave on the right hand side gowing ​down to the main cave. Up and away at 7.00 a.m. We had a look in the main cave which appeared as full of bodies as Bondi Beach on a fine day. + 
-The chill wind, thoughts of our flea bags, the oft light on Kanangra Falls and Thurat Spires, the harsh voice of our slave driving Leader. "Forty Miles to go.n Onwards and downwwds ​we trudged. +We camped near the cars on top of Kanangra on little boulders and we were awoken at dawn by an icy wind. The others spent a more comfortable night in a small cave on the right hand side going down to the main cave. Up and away at 7.00 a.m. We had a look in the main cave which appeared as full of bodies as Bondi Beach on a fine day. 
-Downhill was fun on the Gingra, but after 14 miles and only one food break the ola knee joints began to feel the knocking strain. After 3-a- hourswe ​were down and had a feed on the Kowmung. The Kowmung looked exceptionally clear after the recent floods. Pools were crystal clear with a blue green tinge through the water. Four miles from the Cox's Junction we met a mob and.a half of Catholic Bushwalkers strewn along most of the Kowmung' ​Eskis and monstrous packs were being carried up to some huts t- mile downstreamfrom the Gingra-Kowmung junction. + 
-The weather was by now quite warm and the tough trip was transformed for some hours into a summer swimming tripInto every pool we jumped. Even a smq.11 ​rapid was tried. Fantastic. Instead of having a nice long lunch our slave driver forced us to have two hour lunches during ​thc whole trip. That a bash! At +The chill wind, thoughts of our flea bags, the soft light on Kanangra Falls and Thurat Spires, the harsh voice of our slave driving Leader. "Forty Miles to go." ​Onwards and downwards ​we trudged. 
-4.30 we passed White Dog and continued along the Cox towards + 
-Kanangaroo Clearing. Jerry soon disappeared into the evening +Downhill was fun on the Gingra, but after 14 miles and only one food break the old knee joints began to feel the knocking strain. After 3 1/2 hours we were down and had a feed on the Kowmung. The Kowmung looked exceptionally clear after the recent floods. Pools were crystal clear with a blue green tinge through the water. Four miles from the Cox's Junction we met a mob and a half of Catholic Bushwalkers strewn along most of the KowmungEskis and monstrous packs were being carried up to some huts 1 1/2 mile downstream from the Gingra-Kowmung junction. 
-mists along the Cox. Vie battled on, my new sandshoes not helping + 
-at all. As darkness approached, and Kanangaroo didn'​t,​ we said, "What is so good about the old clearing anyway? +The weather was by now quite warm and the tough trip was transformed for some hours into a summer swimming tripInto every pool we jumped. Even a small rapid was tried. Fantastic. Instead of having a nice long lunch our slave driver forced us to have two 1/2 hour lunches during ​the whole trip. What a bash! At 4.30 we passed White Dog and continued along the Cox towards Kanangaroo Clearing. Jerry soon disappeared into the evening mists along the Cox. We battled on, my new sandshoes not helping at all. As darkness approached, and Kanangaroo didn'​t,​ we said, "What is so good about the old clearing anyway?
-We found the next closest, softest, available campsite. John + 
-left us fiOteen ​minutes after we had set up camp, deciding to +We found the next closest, softest, available campsite. John left us fifteen ​minutes after we had set up camp, deciding to continue on to Kanangaroo. Lindsey'​s torch was lent and off he went into the deepening darkness
-10. The E.;ydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. + 
-....av  +The leader'​s orders of the night were simple ​early to bed and up at 7.30. Phil had knocked his knee soon after the first lunch and went to bed drugged with all the available tabletsfour aspirin, two disprin and three codiene. ​We'​ll ​never make it. 
-continue,on to Kanangaroo. Lindsey'​s torch was lent and off he went into the deepening darkness, + 
-The leader'​s orders of the' ​night were simple ​ early to bed and up at 7.30. Phil Had knocked his knee soon after the first lunch and .went to bed drugged with all the available tablets+After breakfast in bed I did manage to rise. We met the leader at the ClearingA cup of tea was called for. "Brown for me, thank you." "What do you mean brown?"​ "Brown in colour; ​not black as you had last night."​ The argument intensified on the best way to cook tea and then drink itConcentrated tannic ​acid is what black tea is made of and each person has a preference as to the colour ​his stomach will be in ten years time. 
-four 61pirin, two disprin and three codiene. ​7011 never make it. + 
-After breakfast in bed.I did manage to rise. We met the leader at the Clearing A cup of tea was called for. "Brown for me, thank you." "That do you mean brown?"​ "​Brown in co1our5 +We met our President on the Kanangra River when we were thinking of starting up the long grind of Paralyser. Advice for future ​trippers - take gaiters or something for the small holly bush and prickly scrub. ​We reached the top of Paralyser and soon found our way over to Cyclops ​where our Pres found some fruit on his shirt for our refreshmentWe don't know how it came to be on his shirt. 
-not black as you had last night."​ The argument intensified + 
-on the best way to cook tea and then drink it Concentrated tannic ​Rcia is what black tea is made of and each person has a preference as to the colour ​111. -J stomach will be in ten years time. +Mount Carra-Merroo ​and North Thurat Range were crossed before dark then our slave driver told us to hurry up as it was getting dark. Six miles to goalong a road, but they were the longest six miles. ​It was very tempting to sit down on the Kanangra Road and wait for a car to come and pick me upIt wasn't permitted. We trudged on and on. To Kanangra. 
-Ue met our President on the Kanangra River when we were + 
-thinking of starting up the long grind of Paralyser. Advice for +---- 
-future ​tr.Ippers  ​take gaiters or something for the small holly bush and prickly scrub. ​To reached the top of Paralyser and + 
-soon found our way over to Cyclops ​ where our Pies found some +(Phil Butt woke from his drugged sleep and decided ​it was easier to come home via White Dog and Katoomba. He reasoned that the bearable ​angle of bend of his knee was greater than the slope of White Dog but considerably less than the slope of Paralyser. He is alive and almost wellEditor.
-fruiton his shirt for our refreshmentWe don't know how it came to be on his shirt. + 
-Mount CarraMernoo ​and North.Thurat Range were crossed before +---- 
-dark then our slave driver told us to hurry up as it was getting+ 
-dark. Siz miles tow.oalonga ​road,,but they were the longest six miles. ​it was very tempting to s.it aown on .tle Kanangra+=====The Russell's Needler's.===== 
-Road and wait for a .car to come and pick me upIt wasn'tpermitted. We trudged on and on. To Kanangra. +
-(Phil Butt woke from his drugged sleep anddecided ​it was easier to comehomo ​via White Dog and Katoomba. He reasoned that the +
-bearabiis ​angle of bend of his knee was greater than the slope of T7hite.Dog but considerably less than ,the slope of Paralyser. He +
-is a.live ​and almost well, Editor,+
-11. The Sydney Bushealker. June,​1969. +
-THE RUSSELL'S NIEDLER'S.+
 Mike Short. Mike Short.
-Alan Round was keen to load a trip to Russell'​w Needle. But he wasn't sure whether it was possible to get down to the Nattai from thereabouts. So, on the Sunday before the programmed 
-trip, he, my uncle and myself set out through Haddon'​s property, having left the land-rover outside the gate. Even though it was only seven-thirty on the Sunday morning, the Haddons were up and 
-about. They didn't mind us passing through but had nbjected very strongly when an aloof party had gone through a few weeks earlier and had declined to talk to the property owner, apparently regarding the route through the paddocks as their right-of-way,​ We 
-could have driven out much further towards the needle had not another irate farmer at High Range refused to allow anyone ​ through his land. 
-However, we were on our way regardless via Mt. Jellore. 
-From the mountain, a conically rounded volcanic plug of 
-trachyte, could be seen the distant Blue Mountains. There was 
-haze obscuring the detail, as usual. We had a dispute as to 
-whothe5 a plateau on the horizon was the Narrow Neck or King's 
-Tableland, and weren'​t sure what the peaks were between Mt .M011 and Cloudmaker. In contrast to the sweep of wilderness, the 
-southern scene was of grassy paddocks, cattle here and there, tree-lined lanes, and the occasional homestead- Dominating the scene was Mt. Gibraltar, another vocanic outcrop a little higher than the 2,730 foot Jellore. 
-Having exhausted the view without sighting the needle (which was hidden behind its cannecting ridge), we set off down to 
-pick up the trail. or following the road for a mile or so, we 
-came to a fork and took the the right-hand branch. More miles, 
-and we Were able to see across to the fire-blackened far side of the Nattai, Then the road ended. 
-Ahead of us was a remarkable sight. A knife-edged ridge, 
-badly weathered, ran down some hundreds of feet in rocky terraces to a saddle, then up again in rocky confusion to finish abruptly at the "​Needle,​ a rounded brown block crowning this delicately poised jumlio. Different indeed to the view of the Needle from downstream on the Nattai, a white pinnacle rising from the trees, 
-much more true to its name. 
-We reached the saddle, where it would have been possible 
-to descend direct to the Nattai (in a controlled manner I mean)! Continuing to wand our way amongst the assortment, we came close upon the auarry, and. saw that an exposed rock climb was necessary to reach the top from the creek-side. Not wishing to attempt this 
-12. The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. 
  
-On the following Friday, the eight forty five Cooma Mail was chock-a-block with bads, bikes and_ bags for bike-bash to Katoomba +Alan Round was keen to lead a trip to Russell'​s Needle. But he wasn't sure whether it was possible to get down to the Nattai from thereabouts. So, on the Sunday before the programmed trip, he, my uncle and myself set out through Haddon'​s property, having left the land-rover outside the gate. Even though it was only seven-thirty on the Sunday morning, the Haddons were up and about. They didn't mind __us__ passing through but had objected very strongly when an aloof party had gone through a few weeks earlier and had declined to talk to the property owner, apparently regarding the route through the paddocks as their right-of-way. We could have driven out much further towards the needle had not another irate farmer at High Range refused to allow __anyone__ through his land. 
-and_ bona-fide bushwalk. On arrival at Eittagong ​the bona-fide ​bush- walkers ​were swallowed by a waiting taxi which whisked them off to + 
-Spring Hill where they spent a comfortable night on a rioft bed of +However, we were on our way regardless via Mt. Jellore. From the mountain, a conically rounded volcanic plug of trachyte, could be seen the distant Blue Mountains. There was haze obscuring the detail, as usual. We had a dispute as to whether a plateau on the horizon was the Narrow Neck or King's Tableland, and weren'​t sure what the peaks were between Mt. Mouin and Cloudmaker. In contrast to the sweep of wilderness, the southern scene was of grassy paddocks, cattle here and there, tree-lined lanes, and the occasional homestead. Dominating the scene was Mt. Gibraltar, another volcanic outcrop a little higher than the 2,730 foot Jellore. 
-leaves. These three were the leader Alan Round (who had so much + 
-confidence that he had come without a map), Jim Vatiliotis, who +Having exhausted the view without sighting the needle (which was hidden behind its connecting ridge), we set off down to pick up the trail. After following the road for a mile or so, we came to a fork and took the the right-hand branch. More miles, and we were able to see across to the fire-blackened far side of the Nattai. Then the road ended. 
-fortunately ​had a map and Laurie Quaken. + 
-After sleeping in until half-past seven and after a cold breakfast, they passed through Haddon'​s place. Mr. Haddon thought that Alan was very keen to have come again so soonHe didn't know that it was only conscience that had brought him down the +Ahead of us was a remarkable sight. A knife-edged ridge, badly weathered, ran down some hundreds of feet in rocky terraces to a saddle, then up again in rocky confusion to finish abruptly at the "​Needle",​ a rounded brown block crowning this delicately poised jumble. Different indeed to the view of the Needle from downstream on the Nattai, a white pinnacle rising from the trees, much more true to its name. 
-week-end before to examine the route. + 
-Same old Jailor, same old fire trail, same old saddle. ​Vut +We reached the saddle, where it would have been possible to descend direct to the Nattai (in a controlled manner I mean)! Continuing to wend our way amongst the assortment, we came close upon the quarry, and saw that an exposed rock climb was necessary to reach the top from the creek-side. Not wishing to attempt this without the safety of a rope, we made our way back to the saddle. From there, we dropped only one hundred feet into the creek which had formed the Needle. Collecting a billy of water, we rose again to the road and, after brushing the ants off the cheese, settled down to lunch. Then back to land rover, Mittagong and Sydney. 
-a different approach to the needle. Around to the Nattai side this time and, lo and behold, an easy chimney, however, with a chock- + 
-stone at the top. Not knowing how easy it was to negotiate the +On the following Friday, the eight forty five Cooma Mail was chock-a-block with bods, bikes and bags for bike-bash to Katoomba ​and bona-fide bushwalk. On arrival at Mittagong ​the bona-fide ​bushwalkers ​were swallowed by a waiting taxi which whisked them off to Spring Hill where they spent a comfortable night on a soft bed of leaves. These three were the leader Alan Round (who had so much confidence that he had come without a map), Jim Vatiliotis, who fortunately ​__had__ ​a map and Laurie Quaken. 
-chockstone, Alan rigged up his rope so that one could only fall six foot instead of sixty. Hence to the top. + 
-Down to the saddle by three-thirty and down to the Nat tai, via the creek, by five. One minor mishap in the creek. Alan pulled a large slice of rock on top of himself and decided that he din't want it on his chest. So he pushed it to one side and he went to the other side and down, escaping with a bruised thigh. An early night was had on the Nattai. +After sleeping in until half-past seven and after a cold breakfast, they passed through Haddon'​s place. Mr. Haddon thought that Alan was very keen to have come again so soonHe didn't know that it was only conscience that had brought him down the week-end before to examine the route. 
--ranted ​to join the Needlers on the Nattai, having worked + 
-overtime on Saturday morning. On missing the afternoon'​s train to Hill Top, I took my car to Coates'​ Farm. Setting off down Starlight'​s Trail at seven, I was startledby the sound of a horn. On looking up I saw that there was a small addition to the motley collection of cars at the top. The Y.H.A. Campers Club was camped +Same old Jellore, same old fire trail, same old saddle. ​But a different approach to the needle. Around to the Nattai side this time and, lo and behold, an easy chimney, however, with a chockstone ​at the top. Not knowing how easy it was to negotiate the chockstone, Alan rigged up his rope so that one could only fall six foot instead of sixty. Hence to the top. 
-at the foot of Starlight'​s Trail and this was a late addition. So the whole three of us blundered down the often obscure track until we ran into the main party an hour later. At this point the filament of my torch burnt out, so I could go no further. After + 
-talking about the good old days with a friend from the Y.H.A. I spent a very comfortable night by the fire. +Down to the saddle by three-thirty and down to the Nattai, via the creek, by five. One minor mishap in the creek. Alan pulled a large slice of rock on top of himself and decided that he didn't want it on his chest. So he pushed it to one side and he went to the other side and down, escaping with a bruised thigh. An early night was had on the Nattai. 
-without the safety of a rope, we made our wqy back to the saddle. From there, we dropped only one hundred feet into the creek which had formed the Needle. Collecting a billy of water, we rose again to the road and, after brushing the ants off the cheese, + 
-settled down to lunch. Then back to land rover, Mittagong and Sydney. +wanted ​to join the Needlers on the Nattai, having worked overtime on Saturday morning. On missing the afternoon'​s train to Hill Top, I took my car to Coates'​ Farm. Setting off down Starlight'​s Trail at seven, I was startled by the sound of a horn. On looking up I saw that there was a small addition to the motley collection of cars at the top. The Y.H.A. Campers Club was camped at the foot of Starlight'​s Trail and this was a late addition. So the whole three of us blundered down the often obscure track until we ran into the main party an hour later. At this point the filament of my torch burnt out, so I could go no further. After talking about the good old days with a friend from the Y.H.A. I spent a very comfortable night by the fire. 
-13 . The Sydney Bushwalker.,​ June,​1969. + 
-First light. Should be upSleep overpowers me again. Second +First light. Should be upSleep overpowers me again. Second light. Six o'​clock. Up, farewell ​to the Y.H.A. and off to Rocky Waterholes Creek. Went upstream to where valley narrows and made breakfast. At half past eight who should come along but the three Russell'​s ​Needler's. Surprise
-light. Six o'​clock. Up, faraWell ​to the Y.H.L. and off to Rocky Waterholes Creek. Went upstream to whore valley narrows and made breakfast.. At half past eight who should come along but the three Russell'​s ​Needier's. Surprise: + 
- .Not wAnting.tea,,we fe:t ( i! up qe cr8ekaster dousing the fires zasy going ior ,ne 12S e7 ml es, eing ournt, +Not wanting ​tea, we all set off up the creekafter dousing the fire. Easy going for the first few milesbeing burnt, and scoured out by the recent heavy rain. Then overgrown on banks where it has escaped the fire and so, much slower going. We passed underneath the power lines, a recent addition to the scenery, at a quarter to three. It was not long afterwards that we came to two short but spectacular waterfallsAfter this, we found out why the creek was called Rocky Waterholes. ​Two deep, four feet diameter holes were seen in the bed. From then on numerous holes were seen in the shallow ​rock-bed ​of the creek. 
-and scoured out by the recent heavy rain. Then overgrown on banks where it has escaped the fire and so, much slower going. We passed underneath the power lines, a recent addition to the scenery, at a quarterto ​three. It was not long afterwards that we came to two short but spectacular waterfallsAfter this, + 
-we found out why the creek was called Rocky 7aterholes, ​Two deep, four'​foet ​diameter holes were seen in the bed. From than on numerous holes were seen in the shallow ​rockbed ​of the creek. +The country by this time had flattened right out on the right hand side so we reluctantly left the creek which had proved well worth the effort of going right up. Especially since it reduced our road walking for that day to only a mile... So to Hilltop Station, as per programme. But not as per programme, Alan and I jogged the six miles out to Coates'​ Farm to retrieve my nuisance of a car. We then picked up the others, dropped in on Grandma'​s at Mittagong where we discussed the trip and enjoyed tea and toast made on an open fire. Then back to home after quite weekend. 
-The country by this time had flattened right out on the + 
-righthand side so we reluctantly left the creek which had proved +---- 
-well worth the effort of going right up. Especially since it re- + 
-duced Ili. road walking for that day to only a mile,.....So to +======Up the Bleeding Barrington.====== 
-Hilltop Station, as per programme. But not as per programme, + 
-Alan and I jogged,the six miles out to Coates'​ Farm to retrieve +Russ Derbidge. 
-my nuisance of a car. We then picked up the others, dropped in + 
-on Grandma'​s at Mittagong where we discussed the trip and enjoyed tea and toast made on an open fire. Then back to home after +In this year's February issue of the S.B.W. a trip to Barrington Tops is described. Had I not read that article I would not have got myself into this mess. From the description it sounds like a Sunday picnic. I was deceived and I just want to put the record straight. I live in Tareeabout 80 miles from the Tops so over Easter I decided to reconnoitre the area to lead a future trip. That I thought would be two quiet days turned into the four most grindingperishing days on recordBy the end of the second day I'd run out of foodmy strength on the third. On the fourth ​thought my sanity would go
-quite weekend. ​i + 
-\ +The Nine Mile Spur between the Kholwha and the Barrington Rivers (the B.) slowly climbs to the TopsThe use of this track goes back a long way for I found two stone implements indicating that the trail was known to the AboriginesIt takes a full day to climb that spurThe second day I took very casuallyI went looking for a wartime airstrip by Landrover with members of the Newcastle Aero ClubThey ran into me on the TopsAbout midday I headed down the Bhaving spent another hour with a party of trout fishermen round the Big HoleI thought half a day would be ample time to get downI never imagined I'd be following that river for a further two days. The Big Hole is a splendid camping spot on the B which can be reached by road. With the trout season nearly over there were few about however
-\ i + 
-/ T.;;;$71\:.- i't'..TI'4,,,​ "'​-','​- ​. '  ​-'​ )--1-c c',I +On the afternoon of the third day I'd had enough of rock hoppingHoping for a quicker way out I climbed 1,500 steep feet to the top of a ridgeIt went the wrong wayI slept there and wisely headed back down at sunupI was short of water anywayOn this trip I committed three bushwalking blundersI went alonewithout a map and without sufficient food to cover emergenciesWith a contour map I would not have pointlessly climbed that spur. At this stage I hadn't eaten for 20 hours so I started taking an interest in what the bush had to offerRaspberries and wild cherries were surprisingly commonI saw some little white berries in some "roo poo"I found a tree heavily laden with the same little white berriesI ate heartily reasoning that if 'roos could eat them so could I. A short time later I found a dead kangaroo ​most interestingBut I looked up and this voice spake unto me and saith I was not to perish in that place for that he hath gotten other things planned for me besides crazy bushwalkingThat's my story anywayFor a dollar or two I'll change it. 
-1 ' + 
-i J , +On the fourth day when finally I dragged myself clear of the tangled forest and ceaseless rattle of water into the flat fields I wept. I really did. With two full days of rock hobbling behind megreen pasture and cow dung never smelt so sweet. ​was just so mighty pleased to be out. That river had become a monstrous and determined opponent baulking and snarling me with every step. I don't want to see another waterfall again. When you're buggered misty spraytwittering birds and cascading waterfalls lose all that beauty they're supposed to haveO.K. Its a fine river but get this straight: Fair weather or foul, trout or no trout you'll never get me up the bleeding Barrington again! 
-c.k?, + 
- ,..,-- \ , 1 +---- 
-,... , k.... 'Cri + 
-.14 +(Russ Derbridge'​s address is now C/- Valuer General'​s DeptHorton Street, Port Macquarie). 
-Ni vieS fe i.,; f + 
-r, , ..... +---- 
-+ 
- ,,.-'! 4, 7....:* .; t +=====S.B.WList of Members.===== 
-,r)VC I.A ' ​- ..,;',' -f ' ( ;..,' ​ii + 
- , +The following Additions, Deletions, Amendments, etcwill bring the list dated 31st January, 1969, up to date: 
-,I :'​ ',​-1 '  -r4:.-1 j + 
-Al-- 4 +===Additions:​=== 
-7 + 
-71 ..--........-- 4.. "---9,., i tA 4 f -.4._ 4 +__Active__:​ 
-.. + 
-TrI ",IA i 01 +  * Denham, Tony, 19 Lovering Place, Newport Beach, 210699-1233(H) 
-'I. F.'' i ,. i '..-- ( --.;. t ,-----...4 -7\,..... C . t" +  * Howard, Ross M20 Bellevue Parade, North Curl Cur1, 209993-1680(H) 
-... +  * QuinnGerald H., 5 Luke Street, Hunter'​s Hill2110
-.--------'-',...' ​'-. 4, :,.- .- , ,e, ..... ' ​ , ​i ' . , + 
-,4A 1; '''​ ''​ 1 +__Non-Active__:​ 
------------N_,,. + 
-' +  * Lowe, MrsJohanna, 9 Bleachfield,​ Heslington, York, Y015DB, U.K
-?+ 
 +===Deletions (Resignations):=== 
 + 
 +__Active__:​ 
 + 
 +  * Child, Dick and Margaret 
 +  * Dean, Kevin. 
 + 
 +__Non-Active__: 
 + 
 +  * HarrisMiss Doreen. 
 + 
 +===Changes and Amendments:​=== 
 + 
 +  * Binns, Sheila, Unit 99 6 Unara Street, Campsie, 2194 78-3788 (H) 
 +  * Harding, Peter, 41 Malvern Avenue, East Roseville, 2069 
 +  * Page, MrBarry13 Robbs Place, Dundas, 2117 
 +  * Shappert, MrCraig and MrsMarcia, 15 Gaerloch Avenue, Tamarama, 2026 
 +  * Smith, Miss Faye, 58 Alfred Street, Milson'​s Point, 2061 
 +  * Butt, MrPhil, amend (B) 'phone to: 270-2440 
 +  * CallowayMrJim, amend (B) 'phone to 20961 Ext3077 
 +  * Harrison, Mr.Pat, add: 89-5353 (H) 
 +  * McMaugh, Miss Helen, delete (B) 'phone number 
 +  * Pratt, MrsMabel, add: 528-6113 (H) 
 +  * Roberts, Miss Gladys, amend (H) 'phone to 92-5574 
 +  * VatiliotisMrJim, amend (H) 'phone to 798-7214: add 211-1555 (B) 
 +  * Watman, Miss Meryladd57-8301 
 +  * YoungerMrRobert, add: 57-1158 (H) 
 + 
 +__Non-Active__: 
 + 
 +  * MeadowsMr. Ken14 Coleman StreetPearce, A.C.T2607 
 +  * WrenMrJackand Mrs. Eileenc/ A.H. TaylorCharles StreetIluka 2460
 + 
 +===Transfers:​=== 
 + 
 +__Active to Non-Active__
  
-14. The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. +  * Ellis, Mr. Ken, C/ Post Office, ​WepaQueensland ​4874 
-Up the Bleeding Barrington. Russ Derbidge. +  * Harvey, Mr. Brian and Mrs. Jeanaddress and 'phone Nos. as previously 
-In this year's February issue of the S.B.W. a trip to Barrington Tops is described. Had I not read that article I would not have got myself into this mess. From the description it sounds like a Sunday picnic. I was deceived and I just want to put the record straight. I live in Taree9 about 80 miles from the Tops so over Easter I decided to reconnoitre the area to lead a future trip. That I thought would be two quiet days turned into the four most grinding, perishing days on reCord. By the +  * Balmer, Mr. David K. and Mrs. Judith S., c/Data Processing Section, Okinawa Regional Exchange, U.S. Depts. of Army & Air Force, Okinawa. 
-end of the second day I'd run out of food, my strength on the third. On the fourth I thought my sanity would go. +  * Anderson, Mr. Brian and Mrs. Dawn, address ​and 'phone number ​as previously.
-The Nine Mile Spur between the Kholwha and the Barrington Rivers (the B.) slowly climbs to the Tops. The use of this +
-track goes back a long way for I found two stone implements indicating that the trail was known to the Aboriginees. It takes +
-a full day to climb that spur. The second day I took very +
-casually. I went looking for a wartime airstrip by Landrover with members of the Newcastle Aero Club. They ran .nto me on +
-the Tops. About midday I headed down the B. having spent +
-another hour with a party of trout fishermen round the Big Hole. I thought half a day would be ample time to get dawn. I never imagined I'd be following that river for a further two days. +
-The Big Hole is a splendid camping spot on the B which can be +
-reached by road. With the trout season nearly over there were few about however. +
-On the afternoon of the third day I'd had enough of rock honling. Hoping for a quicker way out I climbed 19500 +
-steep feet to the top of a ridge. It went the wrong way. I slept there and wisely headed. back down at sunup. I was short of water anyway. On this trip I committed three bushwalking +
-blunders. I went alone, without a map and without sufficient food to cover emergencies. With a contour map I would not have +
-pointlessly climbed that spur. At this stage I hadn't eaten for 20 hours so I started taking an interest in what the bush had to offer. Raspberries and wild cherries were surprisingly common. +
-I saw some little white berries in some "roe poo". I found a tree heavily laden with the same little white berries. I ate heartily reasoning that if 'roos could eat them so could I. A short time later I found a dead kangaroo ​ most interesting. But +
-I looked up and this voice spake .nto me and saith I was not to +
-perish in that place for that he hath gotten other things planned for me besides crazy bushwalking. That's my story anyway. For a dollar or two I'll change it. +
-15. The Sydney Bushwalkpr. June,​ 1969. +
-On the fourth day when finally I drgagged myself clear of the tangle.-'​ forest and ceaseless rattle of water into the flat fields +
-1-wept. I really ,did. With two full days of rock hobbling behind ye91green pasture and cow dung never smelt so sweet. I was just +
-ic. mighty pleased to be out That river had become a monstrous and determined opponent baulking and snarling me with every step. I don't want to see another waterfall again. When you're buggered misty spray, twittering birds and cascading waterfalls lose all that beauty they'​re supposed to have. O.K. Its a fine river but get this straight: Fair weather or foul, trout or no trout you'll never get me up the bleeding Barrington again +
-(Russ Derbridge'​s address is now C/- Valuer General'​s Dept. Horton Street, Port Macquari4,​ +
-S.B.7. LIST OF NEWBERS. +
-The following Additions, Deletions, Amendments, etc. will bring the list dated 31st January, 19699 up to dates +
-Additionss +
-Actives +
-DENHAM, Tony, 19 Lnvering Place2 Newport Beach, 2106 99-1233(H) HOMRD, Ross M. 20 Bellevue Parade, Nth- Curl Cur192099. 93-1680(H) QUINN, Gerald Ho, 5 Luke Street, Hunter'​s Hill. 2110. +
-Non-Actives +
-LUVE, Mrs. Johanna, 9 Bleachfield,​ lieslington,​ York,​Y015DB9U.K. Deletions (Resignations) +
-MITMP +
-Actives +
-CHILD, Dick and Margaret DEAN, Kevin. +
-Non-Actives +
-HARRIS, lass Doreen. +
-C1.11.22_anLAmendments. +
-BINNS9 Sheila, Unit 99 6 Unara Street, Campsie, 2194 78-3788 (H) HARDING, Peter, 41 Malvern Avenue, East Roseville, 2069 +
-PAGE, Mr. Barry -13 Robbs Place, Dundas, 2117 +
-SHAPPERT, Mr, Craig, ? 15 Gaerloch Avenue, Tamarama, 2026 SH\PERT Mrs. Marcia) +
-SMITH, Miss Faye, 58 Alfred Street, Nilson'​s Point, 2061 +
-(cont. pg. 16) +
-16. The Sydney Bushwalker. June,​ 1969. +
-BUTT, Mr. Phil amend (B) 'phone to: 270-2440 +
-CALLOAY, Mr. Jim tr 20961 Ext. 3077 +
-HARRISON, Mr.Pat add: 89-5353 (H) +
-MbMAUGH, Miss Helen delete (B) 'phone number PRATT, Mrs. Mabel add: 528-6113 (H) +
-ROBEETS, Miss Gladys: amend (H) 'phone to 92-5574 +
-VATILIOTIS, Mr. Jim amend (H) 'phone to 798-7214: add 211-1555 (B) TATMAN, Miss Meryl add: 57-8301 +
-YOUNGER:, Mr. Robert add: 57-1158 (H) +
-NonActii: +
-MEADOTS, Mr. Ken, 14 Coleman Street, Pearce, A.C.T. 2607 +
-TREN, Mr. Jack C/ A.H. Taylor, Charles Street, Iluka 2460. TUN, Mrs. Eileen 3 +
-Transfers +
-Active ​ to NonActive +
-ELLIS, Mr. Ken C/ Post Office, ​7dpaqueensland ​4874 +
-HARVEY, Mr. Brian+
-HARVEY, ​Mrs. Jeanaddress and 'phone Nos. as previously +
-PALMER, Mr. David :K. ) C/ Data Processing Section, Okinawa Regional ​BALMER, Mrs. Judith S. ) Exchange, U.S. Depts. of Army & Air Force, +
-Okinawa. ​ANDERSON, Mr. Brian +
-address ​and 'phone number as previously. ANDERSON, ​Mrs. Dawn +
-NonActive to Active  +
-YOUNGERMrs. Christa  ​address as previously +
-WOOD, MrsPatricia ​ address as previously, add 913-8917 (H) +
-To keep the address list uptodate, would members please advise any changes to the Secretary without delay. +
-so. +
-STOP PRESS:​ Congratulations to Craig and Marcia Shappert on the birth of a son. +
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-From a small beginning with Sydney'​s Bushwalkers,​ Paddymade gear has been time tested and proven by Adventurous people all over the world. +
-Make sure your gear is prOved the best, make sure it' Paddymade. It's the original specialsed lightweight gear for walkers. +
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