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 The Treasurer'​s statement showed a closing balance of $947 in the Club's bread and butter account at the end of January (end of the Club year) and some discussion followed over an apparent conflict in the amounts provided for the Club's Christmas Party at the household of the Rowens. It was left on the basis that Social Secretary & Treasurer would resolve the question. The Treasurer'​s statement showed a closing balance of $947 in the Club's bread and butter account at the end of January (end of the Club year) and some discussion followed over an apparent conflict in the amounts provided for the Club's Christmas Party at the household of the Rowens. It was left on the basis that Social Secretary & Treasurer would resolve the question.
  
-At this stage the Walks Secretary was not on deck, so we went on to Federation affairs. Jim Callaway reported that a Federation protest to the Minister for Lands had produced a positive denial that a road would be constructed through New England National Park. Federation would re-ure in the Wolgan Valley on March 26th-27-28 before the projected coal mining venture disturbed its serenity.+At this stage the Walks Secretary was not on deck, so we went on to Federation affairs. Jim Callaway reported that a Federation protest to the Minister for Lands had produced a positive denial that a road would be constructed through New England National Park. Federation would re-une in the Wolgan Valley on March 26th-27-28 before the projected coal mining venture disturbed its serenity.
  
 So to the General Business at an indecently early hour. It was reported that work on the road between Kangaroo Valley township and Coolana, together with the unduly wet spell, had made it virtually impassible to all except 4 wheel drive vehicles. As a consequence we began to consider alternative Re-union sites, and although Era & Martin Place Plaza were mentioned, the old retreat at Woods Creek was selected. So to the General Business at an indecently early hour. It was reported that work on the road between Kangaroo Valley township and Coolana, together with the unduly wet spell, had made it virtually impassible to all except 4 wheel drive vehicles. As a consequence we began to consider alternative Re-union sites, and although Era & Martin Place Plaza were mentioned, the old retreat at Woods Creek was selected.
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 On the weekend before Christmas Keith Muddle'​s group of six tackled Cox's River & Harry'​s River, found hot weather conditions, and suitably altered the trip. And finally there were 17 to recoup from Christmas at Sheila Binn's leisured Burning Palms camp. On the weekend before Christmas Keith Muddle'​s group of six tackled Cox's River & Harry'​s River, found hot weather conditions, and suitably altered the trip. And finally there were 17 to recoup from Christmas at Sheila Binn's leisured Burning Palms camp.
  
-Over the holidays ​Johm Cameron had a party in the high country around Jagungal and Valentine Falls, Owen Marks made a verbal report covering his own indisposition one hot day & the mosquito trouble at Grey Mare.+Over the holidays ​John Cameron had a party in the high country around Jagungal and Valentine Falls, Owen Marks made a verbal report covering his own indisposition one hot day & the mosquito trouble at Grey Mare.
  
-January saw Marion Lloyd'​s Bouddi trip, done in very warm weather with a Saturday afternoon storm. Of the two day walks that weekend details were not to hand of the Woronora River jaunt, but Jerry Sinzig'​s Secret Canyon approach to Blue Gum had 10 people, including some with very heavy packs who found the quick return over Lockley'​s rather strenuous. Twelve people took to the Barrington area with Peter Levander (see the February magazine), while 16 took it quietly (3 bours lunch break) on Sheila Binn's Kangaroo Creek day jaunt.+January saw Marion Lloyd'​s Bouddi trip, done in very warm weather with a Saturday afternoon storm. Of the two day walks that weekend details were not to hand of the Woronora River jaunt, but Jerry Sinzig'​s Secret Canyon approach to Blue Gum had 10 people, including some with very heavy packs who found the quick return over Lockley'​s rather strenuous. Twelve people took to the Barrington area with Peter Levander (see the February magazine), while 16 took it quietly (3 hours lunch break) on Sheila Binn's Kangaroo Creek day jaunt.
  
 Like Emily of TV fame, Peter Levander was at it again the next weekend, this time in the Bell Creek Canyon, & with 14 people. The Canyon was somewhat choked with timber washed down in recent floods, & proved a chilly passage (someone said "​don'​t do canyon trips with false teeth"​). Like Emily of TV fame, Peter Levander was at it again the next weekend, this time in the Bell Creek Canyon, & with 14 people. The Canyon was somewhat choked with timber washed down in recent floods, & proved a chilly passage (someone said "​don'​t do canyon trips with false teeth"​).
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 ====April 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th - Easter.==== ====April 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th - Easter.====
  
-Once again stars Don Finch and Doone Wyborn are playing the leading roles in what promises to be a very spectacular effort. The area is in the Snowy Mounatains, south-east of the Main Range, and actually crosses the headwaters of the Murray to Mt. Cobberas in Victoria. An ascent will be made of the Pilot (over 6,000 feet) which gives a fantastic view of Kosciusko, rising 5,000 feet from the Murray Valley. The weather can be quite wintry down there at Easter - so be prepared.+Once again stars Don Finch and Doone Wyborn are playing the leading roles in what promises to be a very spectacular effort. The area is in the Snowy Mountains, south-east of the Main Range, and actually crosses the headwaters of the Murray to Mt. Cobberas in Victoria. An ascent will be made of the Pilot (over 6,000 feet) which gives a fantastic view of Kosciusko, rising 5,000 feet from the Murray Valley. The weather can be quite wintry down there at Easter - so be prepared.
  
 Ramon U'​Brien is hitting the scene at Barrington Tops, west of Newcastle, an area which has been very popular during the last few months. As yet we don't know exactly what Ramon has cooked up, but as he never fails to put on an excellent and thoroughly planned trip, I can recommend this one. The walk is on the easy side of medium and should be very enjoyable. Ramon U'​Brien is hitting the scene at Barrington Tops, west of Newcastle, an area which has been very popular during the last few months. As yet we don't know exactly what Ramon has cooked up, but as he never fails to put on an excellent and thoroughly planned trip, I can recommend this one. The walk is on the easy side of medium and should be very enjoyable.
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 was 60°, with a chilly wind blowing. was 60°, with a chilly wind blowing.
  
-********.**** +=====New Editor.===== 
-nW EDITOR + 
-Please note that the new Editor of "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ is Jim Brown. All future contributions should be handed to Jim in the Clubrooms, or posted direct to him at home. His address ​is3 +Please note that the new Editor of "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ is Jim Brown. All future contributions should be handed to Jim in the Clubrooms, or posted direct to him at home. His address ​is:- 
-103 Gipps Street, + 
-DRUMMOYNE, N.S.W. 2047+103 Gipps Street, ​Drummoyne, N.S.W. 2047 
 His telephone number is 81-2675. His telephone number is 81-2675.
-Page 18+ 
-40 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
-years + 
-of serice +40 years of service. 
-Yes, this is our 40th. year of service to bushwalkers and campers. Skiing, caving, canoeing and rockclimbing came along a + 
-little later but we pioneered the specialised equipment for all these adventurous people as the need arose over the years. +Yes, this is our 40th. year of service to bushwalkers and campers. Skiing, caving, canoeing and rockclimbing came along a little later but we pioneered the specialised equipment for all these adventurous people as the need arose over the years. 
-7alkeiv have always been able to drop into Paddy'​s knowing they will receive' ​expert attention, because there have always been active walkers on the staff. + 
-Te developed lightweight camp gear, we 04??​.'​ know the game. '​711en ​you want camp gear +7alkeiv have always been able to drop into Paddy'​s knowing they will receive expert attention, because there have always been active walkers on the staff. 
- ​0'​ + 
-, call in at Paddy'​s and you'll always be +We developed lightweight camp gear, we know the game. When you want camp gear call in at Paddy'​s and you'll always be welcome. 
-welcome. + 
-PADDY PALL= PTYLTD. 69 Liverpool Street, ​SYDNEY, N.S.7. 2000. +Paddy Pallin PtyLtd. 
-Telephone 26-2685. + 
-PADDY PALLIN +69 Liverpool Street, ​Sydney, N.S.W. 2000. Telephone 26-2685. 
-Lightweight_ camp Cr.ect + 
-61 LIVERPOOL STREET MONEY +=====Club Office Bearers - 1971/72.===== 
-26 2665 + 
-Karch. 1971. THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKER Page 19. +The following persons ​were elected to office at the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Bush Walkers held on 10th. March, 1971. 
-CLUB OFFICE BEARERS  ​1971/72  + 
-The followUgjersons ​were elected to office at the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Bush Walkers held on 10th. March, 1971. +|President|Spiro Ketas| 
-PRESIDENT : Spiro Ketas +|Vice Presidents|Bob Younger, Phil Butt| 
-VICE PRESIDENTS:​ Bob Younger, Phil Butt. +|Secretary|Don Finch| 
-SECRETARY : Don Finch +|Assistant Secretary|Heather Smith| 
-ASSISTANT SECRETARY: ​Heather Smith +|Treasurer|Allan Hedstrom| 
-TREASURER: Allan Hedstrom +|Walks Secretary|Pat Harrison| 
-WALKS SECRETARY: Pat Harrison +|Social Secretary|Not elected (Spiro Ketas acting)| 
-SOCIAL SECRETARY: Not elected (Spiro Ketas acting) +|Membership Secretary|Barbara Bruce| 
-MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: Barbara Bruce +|Federation Delegates|Pat Marson and Ray Hookway (Committee)Jim Callaway ​and Vacant (Non-Committee)
-FEDERATION DELEGATES: Pat Mars on, Ray Hookway (Committee) +|Substitute Federation Delegates|David Ingram, John Holly| 
-Jim Callaway, Vacant (NonCommitteeSUBSTITUTE FEDERATION DELEGATES: ​David Ingram, John Holly +|Committee Members|Dorothy Noble, Elizabeth PriestlyAlan Pike, Owen Marks| 
-COMMITTEE ERS: ​Dorothy Noble, Elizabeth Priestly +|Conservation Secretary|Marcia Shappert| 
-Alan Pike, Owen Marks +|Literary Editor|Jim Brown| 
-CONSERVATION SECRETARY: ​Marcia Shappert +|Coolana Committee|Spiro Ketas Bob Younger, Alan Wyborn, Dot Butler, George Grey, Bill Gillam| 
-LITERARY EDITOR: Jim Brown +|Magazine Business Manager|Ramon U'​Brien| 
-COOLANA COMMITTEE: ​Spiro Ketas Bob Younger, Alan Wyborn, Dot Butler, George Grey, Bill Gillam +|Honorary Trustees|Gordon Redmond, Heather White, Bill Burke
-MAGAZINE BUSINESS MANAGER: ​Ramon U'​Brien +|Honorary Solicitor|Colin Broad| 
-HONORARY TRUSTEES: ​Gordon Redmond, Heather White, Bill Burke HONORARY SOLICITOR: ​Colin Broad +|Honorary Auditor|Gordon Redmond| 
-HONORARY AUDITOR: ​Gordon Redmond +|Keeper of Maps and Timetables|Peter Franks
-KEEPER OF MAPS AND TIMETABLES: ​Peter Franks ​ARCHIVIST: ​Phil Butt +|Archivist|Phil Butt| 
-EQUIPMENT HIRE OFFICERS: ​Laurie Quaken, Peter Franks +|Equipment Hire Officers|Laurie Quaken, Peter Franks| 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE CONTACTS: ​Heather White, Elsie Bruggy, +|Search and Rescue Contacts|Heather White, Elsie Bruggy, ​Doone WYborn| 
-Doane WYborn + 
-*********XXXX#​ +=====Report Of The "Coolana" ​Management Committee.===== 
-REPORT OF THE "COOLANA" ​MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE  ​Presented at the 1971 Annual General Meeting of the S.B.W. + 
-Meetings of the Committee held during the year have been attended by 411 members of the Committee : the President (Spiro Ketas), Chairman Bob Younger, Treasurer Alan Wyborn, Secretary Dot Butler, George Grey and Bill Gillam. +====Presented at the 1971 Annual General Meeting of the S.B.W.==== 
-During the year several working bees have been held on the land. Fallen branches were removed from the wire fence on the western boundary; barbed wire, wire netting and ola fence posts were removed from around the dwelling; dead trees were removed from the house area; usable timber was stackedby the house; erosion channels were filled in on old timber getters scours. Bill Gillam planted out many native trees and shrubs. + 
-Page 20. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER March,​ 1971.+Meetings of the Committee held during the year have been attended by all members of the Committee: the President (Spiro Ketas), Chairman Bob Younger, Treasurer Alan Wyborn, Secretary Dot Butler, George Grey and Bill Gillam. 
 + 
 +During the year several working bees have been held on the land. Fallen branches were removed from the wire fence on the western boundary; barbed wire, wire netting and old fence posts were removed from around the dwelling; dead trees were removed from the house area; usable timber was stacked by the house; erosion channels were filled in on old timber getters scours. Bill Gillam planted out many native trees and shrubs. 
 The Committee has been waiting for the appropriate planting time to take advantage of the money donated by the Dungalla Club for re-afforestation. It was decided that Bill Gillam is to be in charge of replanting. The Committee agreed that half the donated money be used to buy trees, and half be used to buy seeds which Bill will plant and care for at his home over a period of three years, until they are ready for transplanting at Coolana. The Committee has been waiting for the appropriate planting time to take advantage of the money donated by the Dungalla Club for re-afforestation. It was decided that Bill Gillam is to be in charge of replanting. The Committee agreed that half the donated money be used to buy trees, and half be used to buy seeds which Bill will plant and care for at his home over a period of three years, until they are ready for transplanting at Coolana.
-licencea ​surveyor, George Davison, gave his services free of + 
-charge and spent two days on the property and has verified all boundary pegs. +licenced ​surveyor, George Davison, gave his services free of charge and spent two days on the property and has verified all boundary pegs. 
-In reply to the Club's letter to the Lands Department enquiring about + 
-legal access to the property, a reply was received stating that a road has +In reply to the Club's letter to the Lands Department enquiring about legal access to the property, a reply was received stating that a road has been surveyed through the leasehold land south of our property ​(Holland'​s lease) following the existing track. The purpose of this road is to give access to the Reserve for Public Recreation which abuts on our lot 104. It also gives access to our property via the existing earth road we use. 
-been surveyed through the leasehold land south of our property Holland'​s lease) following the existing track. The purpose of this road is to give access to the Reserve for Public Recreation which abuts on our lot 104. It also gives access to our property via the existing earth road we use.+
 The Kangaroo Valley Conservation Association (President Warwick Deacock) has enquired whether the Club would join the Association. The annual subscription is $5. Meetings are held at Kangaroo Valley township from time to time. The Kangaroo Valley Conservation Association (President Warwick Deacock) has enquired whether the Club would join the Association. The annual subscription is $5. Meetings are held at Kangaroo Valley township from time to time.
-The Coolana site has been used by Bushwalkers throughout the year. Over the Christmas period the Club gave permission to a Church group of boys (aged 7 to 14) to camp there. There were 52 children and their supervisors. They mowed tracks through the paspalum and erected 8 marquee tents along the river flats and constructed a well-made fireplace for cooking purposes. Members of the Management Committee and others called in to see how our visitors were getting on. Although rain fell for a day or two during the camp, the children all had a wonderful time. The organisersof the group 'conveyed their thanks to the S.B.W. for their use of the land. The place was left as clean and tidy as after a Bushwalker Reunion. + 
-Treasurer'​s ​Reports ​The Management Committee holds $100, as followss ​Proceeds from two raffles $ 28 +The Coolana site has been used by Bushwalkers throughout the year. Over the Christmas period the Club gave permission to a Church group of boys (aged 7 to 14) to camp there. There were 52 children and their supervisors. They mowed tracks through the paspalum and erected 8 marquee tents along the river flats and constructed a well-made fireplace for cooking purposes. Members of the Management Committee and others called in to see how our visitors were getting on. Although rain fell for a day or two during the camp, the children all had a wonderful time. The organisers of the group conveyed their thanks to the S.B.W. for their use of the land. The place was left as clean and tidy as after a Bushwalker Reunion. 
-Proceeds from Auction sale $ 72 $100 + 
-The Management Committee decided to recommend that the dwelling house be kept in repair to prevent deterioration,​ at least until such time as the +__Treasurer'​s ​Report__: 
-Club may aeciao-on a more permanent structure. We have been donatedguttering and dawnpiping ​which can be erected on the roof to run water into a tank, and so ensure fresh drinking water. This will be a job for the next working bee. Wildlife is not lacking in the area. Several grey kangaroos + 
-and a brown rock wallaby are seen regularly in the area, as well as echidnas and lyre birds, and we are pleased to report the sighting of a platypus in the river, and water dragons. The river flats on the opposite side of the ibiver ​to our lana have already been resumed by the Water Board, at from $250 to $300 per acre. The Management Committee recommends to the Club that we do not apply for recompense yet, as the price of land will probably rise later on. The table and two seats in the hut disappeared some months ago, but we have received a gift from the Quakers of another table and two chairs. +The Management Committee holds $100, as follows: ​Proceeds from two raffles $28Proceeds from Auction sale $72: Total $100
-******4E***** + 
-March, 1971. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 21+The Management Committee decided to recommend that the dwelling house be kept in repair to prevent deterioration,​ at least until such time as the Club may decide ​on a more permanent structure. We have been donated guttering and downpiping ​which can be erected on the roof to run water into a tank, and so ensure fresh drinking water. This will be a job for the next working bee. Wildlife is not lacking in the area. Several grey kangaroos and a brown rock wallaby are seen regularly in the area, as well as echidnas and lyre birds, and we are pleased to report the sighting of a platypus in the river, and water dragons. The river flats on the opposite side of the river to our land have already been resumed by the Water Board, at from $250 to $300 per acre. The Management Committee recommends to the Club that we do not apply for recompense yet, as the price of land will probably rise later on. The table and two seats in the hut disappeared some months ago, but we have received a gift from the Quakers of another table and two chairs. 
-FEDERATION NOTES By Jim Callaway + 
-The February meeting of Federation opened with the President ​welcoMing ​two new delegates from K.B.and accepting apologies of delegates unable to attend. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. Regarding the minutes of the previous meeting, most delegates stated that their Walks Secretaries were in favour of a meeting at the Federation Reunion. The President made another appeal for old records of Federation. +=====Federation Notes.===== 
-The All Nations Club and the Walkabout Club at Lawson made inquiries about joining Federation. The Sydney Bush Ramblers forwarded their latest + 
-list of office bearers and their constitution. They also requested an inspection for their entry into Federation. The President asked for volunteers to attend a meeting at Caringbah. The Oolong ​Committee waged another battle in the Mining ​warden's Court at Moss Vale on 16th. February. +By Jim Callaway
-The second edition of the Melbourne University Mountaineering Club 's"Guide + 
-to the Victorian Alps" is now on sale at $2 per copy, or $2.25 posted. A list of office bearers for 1971 was received from the Outdoor Club. The Army advised that artillery practice would be hold at the Tianjara Range from 16th. 24th. February, and 4th. 5th. March. The Myall Lakes Committee have still $11,000 to collect. They have come forward with the idea to issue notes for $50 each, which will be repayable by 31/12/80 at the latest.+The February meeting of Federation opened with the President ​welcoming ​two new delegates from K.B.C. and accepting apologies of delegates unable to attend. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. Regarding the minutes of the previous meeting, most delegates stated that their Walks Secretaries were in favour of a meeting at the Federation Reunion. The President made another appeal for old records of Federation. 
 + 
 +The All Nations Club and the Walkabout Club at Lawson made inquiries about joining Federation. The Sydney Bush Ramblers forwarded their latest list of office bearers and their constitution. They also requested an inspection for their entry into Federation. The President asked for volunteers to attend a meeting at Caringbah. The Colong ​Committee waged another battle in the Mining ​Warden's Court at Moss Vale on 16th. February. The second edition of the Melbourne University Mountaineering Club's "Guide to the Victorian Alps" is now on sale at $2 per copy, or $2.25 posted. A list of office bearers for 1971 was received from the Outdoor Club. The Army advised that artillery practice would be hold at the Tianjara Range from 16th. 24th. February, and 4th. 5th. March. The Myall Lakes Committee have still $11,000 to collect. They have come forward with the idea to issue notes for $50 each, which will be repayable by 31/12/80 at the latest. 
 The entrance to Morton National Park (Budawang Range) which is from the Mongarlowe road to Corang trig has been blocked by a pine forest. There is now no entry from the western side. The Conservation Secretary has made out a protest letter to the Minister for Lands and to Australian Softwoods who, it would appear, do not wish to talk on allowing us an access. The entrance to Morton National Park (Budawang Range) which is from the Mongarlowe road to Corang trig has been blocked by a pine forest. There is now no entry from the western side. The Conservation Secretary has made out a protest letter to the Minister for Lands and to Australian Softwoods who, it would appear, do not wish to talk on allowing us an access.
 +
 The Treasurer reported that at 31/12/70 the cash book showed $1680-07 and the S & R account $433-02. The Treasurer reported that at 31/12/70 the cash book showed $1680-07 and the S & R account $433-02.
-The S & R Report covered two months. There were no incidents during this time. In January there was one alert. A party was overdue while climbing near Mt. Banks but were reported ​0.IC at 9 a.m. on tho Monday morning. Nin Melville suggested that as Mr. Askin was returned to office, we should now try to get some donations out of the Government, say $1000 per annum. Nin said that he would look after the writing of the letter to Mr. Askin.+ 
 +The S & R Report covered two months. There were no incidents during this time. In January there was one alert. A party was overdue while climbing near Mt. Banks but were reported ​O.K. at 9 a.m. on the Monday morning. Nin Melville suggested that as Mr. Askin was returned to office, we should now try to get some donations out of the Government, say $1000 per annum. Nin said that he would look after the writing of the letter to Mr. Askin. 
 The K.B.C. volunteered to print the song sheets to be used at the Reunion. The President volunteered the S.B.W. to do the cleaning up after the Reunion. Part of the programme for this event will be: The K.B.C. volunteered to print the song sheets to be used at the Reunion. The President volunteered the S.B.W. to do the cleaning up after the Reunion. Part of the programme for this event will be:
 +
 Saturday 3 p.m. Walks Secretary'​s Meeting. Sunday 10.30 a.m. Fire lighting competition. Saturday 3 p.m. Walks Secretary'​s Meeting. Sunday 10.30 a.m. Fire lighting competition.
-The Secretary announced that he wished to resign, so Federation is now + 
-looking for a now one. The Catholic Bushwalking Club will be holding an Orienteering Practice on Sunday 21st. March. The map to be used is Katoomba Lands Dept. and duration of the event will be 3 hours. Anybody interested +The Secretary announced that he wished to resign, so Federation is now looking for a new one. The Catholic Bushwalking Club will be holding an Orienteering Practice on Sunday 21st. March. The map to be used is Katoomba Lands Dept. and duration of the event will be 3 hours. Anybody interested should contact the Walks Secretary, ​Wilf Hilder on 399-8019. Mountain Equipment have issued a new price list. Porriwinkle have brought out 2 volumes on National Parks which will cost $1.50 each. The N.P.W.S. have issued maps covering areas around Mr. Warning and Bundanoon. The S & R Practice Weekend will be on 17th. 18th. July and the full demonstration on 16th. - 17th. October. 
-should contact the Walks Secretary, ​wilf Hilder on 399-8019. Mountain Equipment have issued a new price list. Porriwinkle have brought out 2 + 
-volumes on National Parks which will cost $1.50 each. The N.P.T.S. have +=====Heathcote State Park.===== 
-issued maps covering areas around Mr. Warning and Bundanoon. The S & R Practice Weekend will be on 17th. 18th. July and the full demonstration + 
-on 16th0 17th. October. +By Bill Hall
-******xxx + 
-March, 1971. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 22+The Heathcote State Park is of particular interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, because they, together with the Mountain Trails Club provided the initiative and drive that was to create the park. The Sydney Bush Walkers leased from the Lands Department an area known as Morella Karong and the Mountain Trails Club leased an area called Miara. It was hoped that other walking clubs would also lease some other choice parts of the Heathcote Valley, and thereby prevent commercial interests doing so, and exploiting and despoiling this area of bushland. Unfortunately other clubs did not take up leases. 
-HEATHCOTE STATE PARK + 
-By Bill Hall +The intention was to have a number of private leases taken up by conservation minded bodies, and then use this as a means to have the Heathcote Valley dedicated as a National Park. However, the efforts of the two clubs who did take up leases were sufficient, and in August 1943 an area of 1,760 acres was gazetted as the "​Heathcote Primitive Area". 
-The Heathcote State Park is of particular interest to the Sydney Bush Talkers, because they, together with the Mountain Trails Club provided the initiative and drive that was to create the park. The Sydney Bush Walkers leased from the Lands Department an area known as Morella Karong and the Mountain Trails Club leased an area called Miara. It was hoped that other walking clubs would also lease some other choice parts of the Heathcote Valley, and thereby prevent commercial interests doing so, and exploiting and despoiling this area of bushland. Unfortunately other clubs did not take up leases. +
-The intention was to have a number of private leases taken up by conservation minded bodies, and then use this as a means to have the Heathcote Valley dedicated as a National Park. However, the efforts of the twc1 clubs who did take up leases were suffizient, and in August 1943 and area of 1,760 acres was gazetted as the "​Heathcote Primitive Area".+
 Through the efforts of the Trustees, Bushwalking Clubs, and conservation minded bodies, the area has been increased numerous times and recently was increased by another 1,640 acres. Through the efforts of the Trustees, Bushwalking Clubs, and conservation minded bodies, the area has been increased numerous times and recently was increased by another 1,640 acres.
-This last increase is a particularly important one, as it includes the headwaters of all the little creeks that have their source in the southern part of the rioronora Range, and it is here that the Heathcote State 'Park and the Woronora Dam Catchment Area share a common boundary. Also, the additional 1,640 acres is a nice piece of bushland. It means that now, and in the forseeable future an unpolluted water supply can be provided over almost all of the Heathcote State Park. With a little good fortune, and a few more acres of bushland the Trustees could within acceptable limits effectively control water pollution in the rest of the Heathcote Creek Valley. 
-Sydney Bush Talkers'​ thoughts should be ones of pride so far as the Heathcote State Park is concerned. Without their effort the park may never have come into existence, or at least it is certain that it would never have been a park only for walkers, naturalists,​ and those who camp.in small tents, and specifically for the preservation of flora and fauna. The Park now has 5;540 acres. 
-.************** 
  
 +This last increase is a particularly important one, as it includes the headwaters of all the little creeks that have their source in the southern part of the Woronora Range, and it is here that the Heathcote State Park and the Woronora Dam Catchment Area share a common boundary. Also, the additional 1,640 acres is a nice piece of bushland. It means that now, and in the forseeable future an unpolluted water supply can be provided over almost all of the Heathcote State Park. With a little good fortune, and a few more acres of bushland the Trustees could within acceptable limits effectively control water pollution in the rest of the Heathcote Creek Valley.
 +
 +Sydney Bush Walkers'​ thoughts should be ones of pride so far as the Heathcote State Park is concerned. Without their effort the park may never have come into existence, or at least it is certain that it would never have been a park only for walkers, naturalists,​ and those who camp in small tents, and specifically for the preservation of flora and fauna. The Park now has 5,540 acres.
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