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 by Marie B. Byles. by Marie B. Byles.
  
-The history of Bouddi Natural Park dates back to 5th May, 1898 when the coastal steamer "​Maitland"​ paddled out of Sydney harbour under the command of Captain Skinner. It was a dark and stormy night. Soon mountainous waves were hurling themselves upon the boat. Outhouses were swept away, and then tons of water began pouring into the engineroom. The fires went out and the ship floundered helplessly on the inky waters. In the driving rain and hurricane even the ruby light of Barranjoey ​lighthouse was invisible but it would have made no difference even had it been seen.+The history of Bouddi Natural Park dates back to 5th May, 1898 when the coastal steamer "​Maitland"​ paddled out of Sydney harbour under the command of Captain Skinner. It was a dark and stormy night. Soon mountainous waves were hurling themselves upon the boat. Outhouses were swept away, and then tons of water began pouring into the engineroom. The fires went out and the ship floundered helplessly on the inky waters. In the driving rain and hurricane even the ruby light of Barrenjoey ​lighthouse was invisible but it would have made no difference even had it been seen.
  
 The people waited for the inevitable crash when the ship struck the bombora off Bouddi Head. Some were flung overboard, to be seen no more. A few jumped into the sea and reached the shore injured but alive. The rest waited. Several attempts were made to get a line ashore and eventually a man called Russell succeeded. Two by two, passengers and crew were taken to safety. Then the rope broke and three more people perished. Some firemen, the mate, the captain and a baby girl were left behind; one can picture the agony of the mother who had been taken to safety. For another day and a half the captain and the mate tried to comfort the wailing baby and feed her on biscuits and water. On the morning of the second day those on shore got another line across and the mate, with the baby strapped on his back, was followed by the others to safety. The people waited for the inevitable crash when the ship struck the bombora off Bouddi Head. Some were flung overboard, to be seen no more. A few jumped into the sea and reached the shore injured but alive. The rest waited. Several attempts were made to get a line ashore and eventually a man called Russell succeeded. Two by two, passengers and crew were taken to safety. Then the rope broke and three more people perished. Some firemen, the mate, the captain and a baby girl were left behind; one can picture the agony of the mother who had been taken to safety. For another day and a half the captain and the mate tried to comfort the wailing baby and feed her on biscuits and water. On the morning of the second day those on shore got another line across and the mate, with the baby strapped on his back, was followed by the others to safety.
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 ====Faery Lands Forlorn.==== ====Faery Lands Forlorn.====
  
-That is the story of those boilers on Bouddi Headland we used to see through the telescope from our Palm Beach cottage during our happy childhood holidays. The long uninhabited coastline beyond the ruby light of Barranjoey ​had an increasing fascination for me. Those unknown lands seemed like the 'Faery Lands Forlorn'​ of Keat's "Ode to a Nightingale"​ and I wished I were a nightingale and could fly over and explore them.+That is the story of those boilers on Bouddi Headland we used to see through the telescope from our Palm Beach cottage during our happy childhood holidays. The long uninhabited coastline beyond the ruby light of Barrenjoey ​had an increasing fascination for me. Those unknown lands seemed like the 'Faery Lands Forlorn'​ of Keat's "Ode to a Nightingale"​ and I wished I were a nightingale and could fly over and explore them.
  
 When I reached years of discretion (or indiscretion our parents might have described them!) I prevailed upon three girl friends to accompany me on an exploration trip to my faery lands forlorn. One of them was Ester Waite who is now a leading spirit in the conservation movement of the Hornsby District. She wore breeks, a garment no girl ever wore in those days, with a gigantic Colts automatic pistol at her hip. We slept on the beach - this was long before the days of Paddy Pallin and tents and sleeping bags - and we had a small difference next day on the best way through that very rough country the Herald reporter had noted between Bouddi and Kincumber. The other two of the party went off on their own, unable to resist the attraction of Bouddi skillion. When I reached years of discretion (or indiscretion our parents might have described them!) I prevailed upon three girl friends to accompany me on an exploration trip to my faery lands forlorn. One of them was Ester Waite who is now a leading spirit in the conservation movement of the Hornsby District. She wore breeks, a garment no girl ever wore in those days, with a gigantic Colts automatic pistol at her hip. We slept on the beach - this was long before the days of Paddy Pallin and tents and sleeping bags - and we had a small difference next day on the best way through that very rough country the Herald reporter had noted between Bouddi and Kincumber. The other two of the party went off on their own, unable to resist the attraction of Bouddi skillion.
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 The last mile of the road to Batsh Camp is not the best, and the few points of rain had made it like a bed of banana skins, and consequently when Jim Vatiliotis put his Torana too close to the ditch, there were a few anxious moments before 3-man-power got it out. But everybody was home safely at a reasonable hour. The last mile of the road to Batsh Camp is not the best, and the few points of rain had made it like a bed of banana skins, and consequently when Jim Vatiliotis put his Torana too close to the ditch, there were a few anxious moments before 3-man-power got it out. But everybody was home safely at a reasonable hour.
  
 +=====Membership Notes.=====
 +
 +By Barbara Bruce, Membership Secretary,
 ****************** ******************
-MEMBERSHIP NOTES  + 
-by BARBARA BRUCE  +Our first new member for April is Christine ​Brown, only child of well known and well respected members Kath and Jim Brown. Chris has been walking "since before she was born" (according to her mother) and now mixes walking with some elementary canoeing and studying at a Business College. 
-Membership Secretary +
-Our first new member for April is Christine ​Brawn, only child of well known and well respected members Kath and Jim Brown. Chris has been walking "since before she was born" (according to her mother) and now mixes walking with some elementary canoeing and studying +
-at a Business College.+
 Another new member is Bruce Edds, whose protracted period of Prospective membership has at last come to an end. It appears that a considerable amount of Bruce'​s time is taken up in University studies and in playing the part of an active Scout Master. Another new member is Bruce Edds, whose protracted period of Prospective membership has at last come to an end. It appears that a considerable amount of Bruce'​s time is taken up in University studies and in playing the part of an active Scout Master.
-Next is Evelyn Walker - another English "​rambler"​. Evelyn works at St. Leonards and also contributes much of her spare time to a wortircause ​- the International Set - which helps new immigrants to settle in Australia. + 
-When David Peacock applied for membership almost expired on the spot. David - who has already contributed some amusing articles for our magazine - is another Pommie, as we affectionately call him, who has only been in Sydney since last August and has +Next is Evelyn Walker - another English "​rambler"​. Evelyn works at St. Leonards and also contributes much of her spare time to a worthy cause - the International Set - which helps new immigrants to settle in Australia. 
-already lived in a variety of dwelling places. He is now working as a bus conductor in order to get more than just enough money to exist on, so he is unable now to go on a walk-a-weekend as he has done almost constantly since he joined the S.B.W. However, hardas he insists some of the walks were, he had to scrape to get his + 
-test walks done in time. He'​s made it now, anyway. +When David Peacock applied for membership ​almost expired on the spot. David - who has already contributed some amusing articles for our magazine - is another Pommie, as we affectionately call him, who has only been in Sydney since last August and has already lived in a variety of dwelling places. He is now working as a bus conductor in order to get more than just enough money to exist on, so he is unable now to go on a walk-a-weekend as he has done almost constantly since he joined the S.B.W. However, hard as he insists some of the walks were, he had to scrape to get his test walks done in time. He's made it now, anyway. 
-- + 
-Lt but not least is Paul Notholt. Especially when taken in comparison with David, I know virtually nothing about Paul except that he is a school student and is a keen, pleasant and promising young walker. +Last but not least is Paul Notholt. Especially when taken in comparison with David, I know virtually nothing about Paul except that he is a school student and is a keen, pleasant and promising young walker. 
-To our 5 new members for April, then, a big welcome to the S.B.w.s. + 
-Iv! OUNAI N +To our 5 new members for April, then, a big welcome to the S.B.W.s. 
-+ 
-IF YOU ARE ... +Fourteen new prospectives were signed up during March. Their names are: Mr. Jean Chauvet, ​Mr. Alan Fall, Miss Nora Freeman, Mr. Laurie ​McGeechan, Mrs. Sylvia McGeechan, Mr. Mitch Meyer, Miss Jeannette Pennell, Mr. George Porebski, Mr. Richard ​Saxby, Miss June Tyrrell, Mrs. Linda Wilhelm and Mr. Tom Wilhelm, Miss Barbara Young and Miss Kelly Zeismer. 
-BUYING OR HIRING HIRING OR BUYING + 
-HIRING OR BUYING BUYING OR HIRING +March seemed to bring an influx of Prospectives who have migrated ​ 
-GEAR FOR +from the Northern Hemisphere ​from France, from Scotland and several from America. 
-WALKING.... CAMPING...... CLIMBING.... CANOEING WALKING.... CAMPING...... CLIOING.... CANOEING +
-THINK OF +
-MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT  +
-167 Pacific Highway +
-NORTH SYDNEY +
-'​Phone 929 - 6504  +
-for +
-FAIRYDOlaV SLEEPING BAGS +
-HIGH LOAD PACKS (Weight 3 -1b.10 -Oz.) +
-AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED. +
-Page 19. Tia SYDNEY BUSHWAL1CR. April,​ 1971 +
-Fourteen new prospectives-were signed up during March. Their names ares Mr. Jean Chauvet, ​MT. Alan Fall, Miss Nora Freeman, Mr. Laurie ​McGoechan, Mrs. Sylvia McGeechan, Mr. Mitch Meyer, Miss Jeannette Pennell, Mr. George Porebski, Mr. Richard ​Sazby, Miss June Tyrrell, Mrs. Linda Wilhelm and Mr. Tom Wilhelm, Miss Barbara Young and Miss Kelly Zeismer. +
-March seemed to bring an influx of Prospectives who have migrated from the Northern Hemisphere ​ from France, from Scotland and several from America.+
 Denise Amaral, Charles Barnes, David Boxall, Gavin and Janet Fox, Alan Fraser, Graeme Hardy, Peter Martin, Stephen Procter, Errol Sheedy and John White should now request extensions as their period as prospective members is nearing its expiry date. Denise Amaral, Charles Barnes, David Boxall, Gavin and Janet Fox, Alan Fraser, Graeme Hardy, Peter Martin, Stephen Procter, Errol Sheedy and John White should now request extensions as their period as prospective members is nearing its expiry date.
-**#​-*************** + 
-FEDERATION NOTES  MARCH =TING +=====Federation Notes - March Meeting.===== 
-By RAY HOOKWAY+ 
 +By Ray Hookway. 
 The March meeting was held at a new venue  Scots Church, Jamison Street. The March meeting was held at a new venue  Scots Church, Jamison Street.
-Blue Gum Forest Closure ​ Advice from the Parks & Wildlife Service and the Superintendent,​ Blue Mountains Park, confirmed that parts of Blue Gum Forest will soon be closed to camping and walking to permit regeneration of the vegetation. Notices will be erectDd at the areas concerned, and clubs advised by letter before closure. 
-Morton National Park  Several letters dealt with the reported closure of access to the Budawang Ranges from the Mongarlowe Road. Australian Softwoods Corporation replied they do not hold leases over the land, and their policy is against closing off access without providing alternatives. The Parks & Wildlife Service has stated that there is a public right of way, and any closure of it is illegal. 
-Search & Rescue ​ There was only one incident in February, when a member of the C.B.C. fell and sustained a fractured ankle while walking in the Wiseman'​s Ferry area. His rescue was accelerated through the efforts of a local landowner, Mr. Smith, who has been thanked by Federation for his aid. 
-Conservation ​ & Wildlife Exhibition ​ The Wildlife Preservation Society is to hold a display in the lower Sydney Town Hall between 16th and 22nd August. The theme is to be conservation and wildlife, and the Society is asking for both exhibitors and helpers to man booths, etc. Federation is considering a combined clubs exhibit. Interested members should contact the President of the Society, Mr. Serventy or the Publicity Officer, Mx. Kelvin ward. 
-Page THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICR April,​ 1971 
- Proposed riding Conservation Council is concerned at tho scheme to construct a tourist riding trail through the Colo River valley, following Surveyor Townsends railway survey. Wilf alder stated the proposal is for minimum clearing of ttadks and secluded rest areas. Supplies will be taken in by packhorse and access roads will not be built. The area will still be open to bushwalkers. Federation is seeking further details, and has expresed provisional disapproval. 
-All Purpose Vehicles ​ Letters will be sent to the Minister for Lands 
-protesting against the use of cina buggies and offroad vehicles in national parks, and asking for enforcement of traffic laws in the parks. These vehicles have become a major problem overseas 
-11/​221_1Jakes Myall Lakes Committee is seeking interestfree loans 
-from conservationists. The money will be used to buy land to prevent future exploitation,​ and will be refunded in full in ten years. 
-Federation Hall is to be held on Friday, September 17, at the UniverLty of N.S.W. Roundhouse. Help is required to sell tickets. 
-Arnold Ray legacy ​ Wilf Hilder moved that money from this legacy be donated to the National Parks and Wildlife Foundation to contribute towards the purchase of land suitable for future parks. 
-Australian National History Foundation ​ medallion ​ Federation willl nominata John Lough, who is well known for his work on aboriginal rock carvings, for this award. John was at the meeting to discuss 
-the proposed plan of management for Kuring gai Chase National Park, and to ask for Federation assistance in having the plan modified. 
-Wilf Hilder and Gordon Redgrave areto read the report and write to the Parks and Wildlife Service. 
-New Maps  Hawkesbury River Tourist Map, multicolour. Shows all tracks and fire trails, price 75c. 
-Cdbargo South (provisional) 4 maps 1/25,000, covering Brogo River area. 
-Bombala North (provisional) 
-Budawangs Sketch Map (5th edition). This reprint should 
-be available within a few weeks. 
-***************-x-x* 
-DON'T JUDGE A BOOK For years the magazine cover has been a printed job purchased in bulk at intervals of a year or so. 
-As an economy measure we are now in the process of switching 
-from the printed cover to a ndoit:​yourself"​ variety, turned out from a special stencil on the Club's new auplicator. 
-Because of the hazard of smudging the duplicator ink on the 
-73elatively nonabsorbent card it was a pretty intricate'​ ob,btt we understand that Jim Vatiliotis and Owen larks who undertook the work are now recovering, are allowed out on their own for limited periods, and no longer need their straight -jackets. And we have a year's 
-supply of economy class covers. 
  
 +====Blue Gum Forest Closure====
 +
 +Advice from the Parks & Wildlife Service and the Superintendent,​ Blue Mountains Park, confirmed that parts of Blue Gum Forest will soon be closed to camping and walking to permit regeneration of the vegetation. Notices will be erected at the areas concerned, and clubs advised by letter before closure.
 +
 +====Morton National Park====
 +
 +Several letters dealt with the reported closure of access to the Budawang Ranges from the Mongarlowe Road. Australian Softwoods Corporation replied they do not hold leases over the land, and their policy is against closing off access without providing alternatives. The Parks & Wildlife Service has stated that there is a public right of way, and any closure of it is illegal.
 +
 +====Search & Rescue====
 +
 +There was only one incident in February, when a member of the C.B.C. fell and sustained a fractured ankle while walking in the Wiseman'​s Ferry area. His rescue was accelerated through the efforts of a local landowner, Mr. Smith, who has been thanked by Federation for his aid.
 +
 +====Conservation & Wildlife Exhibition====
 +
 +The Wildlife Preservation Society is to hold a display in the lower Sydney Town Hall between 16th and 22nd August. The theme is to be conservation and wildlife, and the Society is asking for both exhibitors and helpers to man booths, etc. Federation is considering a combined clubs exhibit. Interested members should contact the President of the Society, Mr. Serventy or the Publicity Officer, Mr. Kelvin Ward.
 +
 +====Proposed riding trail along Colo River====
 +
 +Conservation Council is concerned at the scheme to construct a tourist riding trail through the Colo River valley, following Surveyor Townsend'​s railway survey. Wilf Hilder stated the proposal is for minimum clearing of tracks and secluded rest areas. Supplies will be taken in by packhorse and access roads will not be built. The area will still be open to bushwalkers. Federation is seeking further details, and has expressed provisional disapproval.
 +
 +====All Purpose Vehicles====
 +
 +Letters will be sent to the Minister for Lands protesting against the use of sand buggies and off-road vehicles in national parks, and asking for enforcement of traffic laws in the parks. These vehicles have become a major problem overseas.
 +
 +====Myall Lakes====
 +
 +Myall Lakes Committee is seeking interest free loans from conservationists. The money will be used to buy land to prevent future exploitation,​ and will be refunded in full in ten years.
 +
 +====Federation Ball====
 +
 +Is to be held on Friday, September 17, at the UniverLty of N.S.W. Roundhouse. Help is required to sell tickets.
 +
 +====Arnold Ray legacy====
 +
 +Wilf Hilder moved that money from this legacy be donated to the National Parks and Wildlife Foundation to contribute towards the purchase of land suitable for future parks.
 +
 +====Australian National History Foundation medallion====
 +
 +Federation will nominate John Lough, who is well known for his work on aboriginal rock carvings, for this award. John was at the meeting to discuss the proposed plan of management for Kuring gai Chase National Park, and to ask for Federation assistance in having the plan modified. Wilf Hilder and Gordon Redgrave are to read the report and write to the Parks and Wildlife Service.
 +
 +====New Maps====
 +
 +Hawkesbury River Tourist Map, multicolour. Shows all tracks and fire trails, price 75c. Cobargo South (provisional) 4 maps 1/25,000, covering Brogo River area. Bombala North (provisional). Budawangs Sketch Map (5th edition). This reprint should be available within a few weeks.
 +
 +=====Don'​t Judge A Book...=====
 +
 +For years the magazine cover has been a printed job purchased in bulk at intervals of a year or so.
 +
 +As an economy measure we are now in the process of switching from the printed cover to a "​do-it-yourself"​ variety, turned out from a special stencil on the Club's new duplicator.
 +
 +Because of the hazard of smudging the duplicator ink on the relatively non-absorbent card it was a pretty intricate job, but we understand that Jim Vatiliotis and Owen Marks who undertook the work are now recovering, are allowed out on their own for limited periods, and no longer need their straight jackets. And we have a year's supply of economy class covers.
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