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 Maps? There are excellent ones of the area by the Lands Dept in a scale of two inches to the mile. We used the Quirinal "​B"​ and "​D"​ sheets and one of the joys of the walk was the use of these maps to find our way. A last word. The winter is the best time to walk in these ranges. Snow falls on the high ground and there are hard frosts through mid-winter. Maps? There are excellent ones of the area by the Lands Dept in a scale of two inches to the mile. We used the Quirinal "​B"​ and "​D"​ sheets and one of the joys of the walk was the use of these maps to find our way. A last word. The winter is the best time to walk in these ranges. Snow falls on the high ground and there are hard frosts through mid-winter.
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 ==== The Autumn Walks Program March to May is in the Making ==== ==== The Autumn Walks Program March to May is in the Making ====
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-**All the World Loves Leader** ​+All the world loves leader! 
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 **Jim Brown** **Jim Brown**
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 I suppose you could say it was Pat Harrison who started it all, well, at least he revived an old flame that had been dormant for about ten years. I suppose you could say it was Pat Harrison who started it all, well, at least he revived an old flame that had been dormant for about ten years.
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 All in all you could count it a successful day too. All in all you could count it a successful day too.
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 Worcester 01602, Worcester 01602,
 Massachusetts U.S.A. Massachusetts U.S.A.
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 ==== Hope Observed ==== ==== Hope Observed ====
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 **Observer** **Observer**
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 One of the words to appear in the sixties was "​environment"​ - an awareness that the quality of life could be as big a consideration as income tax policy. Concern with pollution, whether it be air, water or urban landscape is very likely to become a major issue, in some centres literally a matter of life and death, in the seventies. From this rather narrow immediate concern there has already grown a surprising interest, in the Western world at least, in the overall environment which we recognise as conservation. This is shown as a now willingness to consider other than purely economic factors whether in land use, insecticide or a dozen other things. The Little Desert scheme in western Victoria, though shown to be economic nonsense, under present market conditions, would almost certainly have been maintained unless conservationists had also shown it to be cultural vandalism. Barrier Reef drilling, Colong mining, development schemes not yet proposed, could, hopefully, be looked at with similar realism. One of the words to appear in the sixties was "​environment"​ - an awareness that the quality of life could be as big a consideration as income tax policy. Concern with pollution, whether it be air, water or urban landscape is very likely to become a major issue, in some centres literally a matter of life and death, in the seventies. From this rather narrow immediate concern there has already grown a surprising interest, in the Western world at least, in the overall environment which we recognise as conservation. This is shown as a now willingness to consider other than purely economic factors whether in land use, insecticide or a dozen other things. The Little Desert scheme in western Victoria, though shown to be economic nonsense, under present market conditions, would almost certainly have been maintained unless conservationists had also shown it to be cultural vandalism. Barrier Reef drilling, Colong mining, development schemes not yet proposed, could, hopefully, be looked at with similar realism.
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 One dream of the sixties was a "​high-country"​ national park to include the greater part of the divide of the eastern states. Such a park would be sensible, economically and culturally and would rival any in the world. It could be part of the better life we hope will be ours in the seventies.'​ One dream of the sixties was a "​high-country"​ national park to include the greater part of the divide of the eastern states. Such a park would be sensible, economically and culturally and would rival any in the world. It could be part of the better life we hope will be ours in the seventies.'​
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 ==== Joy Remembered ==== ==== Joy Remembered ====
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 **Observer** **Observer**
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 Everyone should have in their lives an Era Period, whether it is a few days, a summer or one's youth. Era and socialising were, Everyone should have in their lives an Era Period, whether it is a few days, a summer or one's youth. Era and socialising were,
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 An epic account of a voyage down the Murray from Tom Groggin to Khancobin has been promised indirectly to grace a future issue. This report, which will rival Shackleton'​s escape from the ice, will appear when the author has the manuscript typed since he wishes to avoid ambiguities appearing in the final article. He is not going to risk recumbent, redundant, reclining lions in any of his similes or metaphors. An epic account of a voyage down the Murray from Tom Groggin to Khancobin has been promised indirectly to grace a future issue. This report, which will rival Shackleton'​s escape from the ice, will appear when the author has the manuscript typed since he wishes to avoid ambiguities appearing in the final article. He is not going to risk recumbent, redundant, reclining lions in any of his similes or metaphors.
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 ==== The December General Meeting ==== ==== The December General Meeting ====
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 **Jim Brown** **Jim Brown**
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 The last meeting of the calendar year saw four members welcomed - Pat Masson, Jan Phillips, Ruth Morgan and George Mayer - and there would have been five had Wendy Major been present. The last meeting of the calendar year saw four members welcomed - Pat Masson, Jan Phillips, Ruth Morgan and George Mayer - and there would have been five had Wendy Major been present.
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-Frank Ashdown was inspired to ask how the annual rates would now be paid, and was told the amount of about $24 p.a. would be met from the Clubs normal funds. +Frank Ashdown was inspired to ask how the annual rates would now be paid, and was told the amount of about $24 p.a. would be met from the Club'​s ​normal funds.
  
  
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-The Secretary read the month'​s financial statement showing income of $25, expenditure of $142, and on hand in the current account at the close of November $690.+The Secretary read the month'​s financial statement showing income of $25, expenditure of $142, andon hand in the current account at the close of November$690.
  
  
-Walks Report included the autobiographical comment of some leaders interposed with the Walk's Secretary'​s account. Early in November Frank Leyden'​s jaunt to the Valley of the Swamps, out from Bell, found reduced wild flowers after last year's fires, and pleasant camping at the "​Swamps"​ about 4 1/2 hours walking from the Deep Pass car park. On the Sunday there had been two day walks: Nancy Alderson and party went into the Red Hand Cave - Campfire Creek country, finding the creeks well up after rains. Your reporter with a team of 18 visited Burning Palms and rock-hopped to Werong ​Beach.+Walks Report included the autobiographical comment of some leaders interposed with the Walk's Secretary'​s account. Early in November Frank Leyden'​s jaunt to the Valley of the Swamps, out from Bell, found reduced wild flowers after last year's fires, and pleasant camping at the "​Swamps"​ about 4 1/2 hours walking from the Deep Pass car park. On the Sunday there had been two day walks: Nancy Alderson and party went into the Red Hand Cave-Campfire Creek country, finding the creeks well up after rains; your reporter with a team of 18 visited Burning Palms and rock-hopped to Werrong ​Beach.
  
  
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-The week-end 22-23 Nov. was gloriously fine and David Cotton'​s team of six went to the Wild Dog Mountains, finding outsize ​nettles ​in Carlon'​s ​Creek and spending a night camped "on a 45-deg slope"​. Barry Wallace took a crowd to,.Yalwal and Danjera Creeks camping early after a near mutiny, they still arrivedback to the cars good and early on Sunday but found a pleasant way to kill time in Nowra where George Mayer had access to a Club. On the same weekend Sam Hinde tookpeople into seldom visited territory near Spencer on the Hawkesburys ​his account of the trip was sburrilous, highly coloured and should be ignored (especially most references to your reporter). +The week-end 22-23 Nov. was gloriously fine and David Cotton'​s team of six went to the Wild Dog Mountains, finding outsize ​net tles in Carlons ​Creek and spending a night camped "on a 45-deg slope"​. Barry Wallace took a crowd to Yalwal and Danjera Creekscamping early after a near mutiny, they still arrived back to the cars good and early on Sunday but found a pleasant way to kill time in Nowra where George Mayer had access to a Club. On the same weekend Sam Hinde took people into seldom visited territory near Spencer on the Hawkesbury: ​his account of the trip was scurrilous, highly-colouredand should be ignored (especially most references to your reporter). 
-To conclude the month Spiro Ketas plus-six others came down from Kanangra to the Kowmung via CaMbage ​Spire and-did come 1i-being downstream, and Owen Marks somehow prevailed on 31 people to trudge from Bundeena to Garie (morning tea at Marley provided). + 
-Came Federation Reports for November and December, with Wilf Hilder explaining there had been two schools of thought about in-. stalling ​a second plaque to Tare at Clear Hill, the final decision+ 
 +To conclude the month Spiro Ketas plus six others came down from Kanangra to the Kowmung via Cambage ​Spire and did come 1i-loing downstream, and Owen Marks somehow prevailed on 31 people to trudge from Bundeena to Garie (morning tea at Marley provided). 
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 +Thence came Federation Reports for November and December, with Wilf Hilder explaining there had been two schools of thought about installing ​a second plaque to Taro at Clear Hill, the final decision ​being no additional memorial but possibly the use of the funds available on improvement of ways and means of leaving the Narrow Nock peninsular. 
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 +The vacancy for Federation Treasurer had been filled, but an Auditor was yet required. Affiliation fees for 1970 would be the same as '69, the Ball would be in September, place and date to be chosen, and the Federation Reunion on April 11-12 at Sugec Creek near Mangrove Creek (via Spencer). 
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 +The Catholic Walkers were now affiliated: Kuring-gai Chase Trust evinced some interest in walking tracks and seemed willing to improve them and include them in their information literature. Federation was watching with some concern the Blue Mountains Council'​s schemes for a fire road into Grose Valley. 
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 +Wilf reported new 1:50,000 maps of Ettrick and Bonalbo in thc far north-east of the State, a map of the Jacobs River area (covering The Pilot and high spots south of Kosciusko) and provisional maps embracing the Apsloy and Macleay River Gorges - quite precipitous ravines. Publications of interest were "The Melbourne Walker"​ 1970 edition and a Periwinkle book "Wild Flowers of South-East Australia."​
  
  
-being no additional memorial but possibly the use of the funds available on improvement of ways and means of leaving the Narrow Nock peninsular. +On to general business, and Frank Ashdown explaining that his talk in January would not be on "​English Countess"​ but "​Counties"​. ​He hadn't been able to find a countess on his recent visit to Darb - not even Lady Chatterley. From the Chair Don said members attending day walks should contact the leader and not just turn up: all other things apart, the trip may have been changed. Then, as he donged ​the gong at 9.5 p.m. he wished us all a Merry Christmas.
-The vacancy for Federation Treasurer had been filled, but an Auditor was yet required. Affiliation fees for 1970 would be the same as '69, the Ball would be in September, place and date to be chosen, and the Federation Reunion on April 11-12 at Sugoc Creek near Vangriove Creek (via Spencer). +
-The Catholic Walkers were now affiliated: Kuringgai Chase Trust evinced some interest in walking tracks and seemed willing to improve them and include them in their information literature. Federation was watching with some concern the Blue Mountains Council'​s schemes for a fire road into Grose Valley. +
-Wilf reported new 1:50,000 maps of Ettrick and_ Bonalbo in thc far north-east of the State, a map of the Jacob'​s River area (covering The Pilot and high spots south of Kosciusko) and provisional maps embracing the Apsloy and Macleay River Gorges - quite preceipitous ravines. Publications of interest were "The Melbourne Walker"​ 1970 edition and a Periwinkle book "Wild Flowers of South-East Australia."​ +
-On to general business, and Frank Ashdown explaining that +
-his talk in January would not ho on "​English Countess"​ but "​Counties"​. ​Ho hadn't been able to find a countess on his recent visit to Darb - not even Lady Chatterloy. From the Chair Don said members attending day walks should contact the leader and not just turn up: allother ​things apart, the trip may have been changed. Then, as he dongod ​the gong at 9.5 p.m. ho wished us all a Merry Christmas.+
  
  
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