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 =====Attention.===== =====Attention.=====
  
-The Sydney Bush Walkers were unable to book any meeting space in "Anzac House" for the August General Meeting during the week starting 8th August 1971. The meeting will be held on 17th August ​int eh meeting room.+The Sydney Bush Walkers were unable to book any meeting space in "Anzac House" for the August General Meeting during the week starting 8th August 1971. The meeting will be held on 17th August ​in the meeting room.
  
 The Social Evening set down for 16 August 1971 has been cancelled. The Social Evening set down for 16 August 1971 has been cancelled.
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 The results are interesting. There are 219 members spread over 96 suburbs. Of these 101 reside in northern suburbs, 49 in the south, 32 in eastern suburbs and 37 to the west. The results are interesting. There are 219 members spread over 96 suburbs. Of these 101 reside in northern suburbs, 49 in the south, 32 in eastern suburbs and 37 to the west.
  
-On the face of it, the north has it made. But wait! If you dig deeper, you find that Oatley, an Illawarra (southern) suburb has fourteen resident S.B.W.-plus two abroad, not to count a few on the non-active list. We called it 14 for short. Like Abou ben Adhem, Oatley leads all the rest. There follows Mosman with nine, Turramurra and Bondi (equal at 8), and the neighbouring Beecroft and Pennant Hills with six each. Most of the remaining suburbs are "​also-rans",​ and many cannot boast a single S.B.w. member.+On the face of it, the north has it made. But wait! If you dig deeper, you find that Oatley, an Illawarra (southern) suburb has fourteen resident S.B.W.-plus two abroad, not to count a few on the non-active list. We called it 14 for short. Like Abou ben Adhem, Oatley leads all the rest. There follows Mosman with nine, Turramurra and Bondi (equal at 8), and the neighbouring Beecroft and Pennant Hills with six each. Most of the remaining suburbs are "​also-rans",​ and many cannot boast a single S.B.W. member.
  
 Of course, it is unlikely that these unfortunate localities are aware of their deficiency, or appreciate the poverty of status it entails. Fortunately for us, perhaps. After all, in some highly competitive sports, usually those with either overt or covert gambling associations,​ it is not uncommon for the more ambitious and affluent groups to "​buy"​ players. Of course, it is unlikely that these unfortunate localities are aware of their deficiency, or appreciate the poverty of status it entails. Fortunately for us, perhaps. After all, in some highly competitive sports, usually those with either overt or covert gambling associations,​ it is not uncommon for the more ambitious and affluent groups to "​buy"​ players.
  
-Yet it is somehow difficult to imagine the St. George District, intent on restoring its image after the loss of Rugby League pre-eminence several seasons ago, negotiating for the acquisition of walkers from northern suburbs. Perhaps it would do better to emulate the example of the walking stronghold already within its boundalties ​at Oatley, and breed its own brood of walkers.+Yet it is somehow difficult to imagine the St. George District, intent on restoring its image after the loss of Rugby League pre-eminence several seasons ago, negotiating for the acquisition of walkers from northern suburbs. Perhaps it would do better to emulate the example of the walking stronghold already within its boundaries ​at Oatley, and breed its own brood of walkers.
  
 =====At The June General Meeting.===== =====At The June General Meeting.=====
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 Our forces gathered for the first time in the College Street lodgings to hear Spiro welcome three of the five new members admitted in June. Ann Emery, Ella Neef and Errol Sheedy were there, and we will no doubt catch up with Ross Wi1son and Brian Holden at a later date. Everyone was in agreement with the minutes after a minor adjustment, and in Correspondence we heard that the Dungalla Club had contributed a further $10 for upkeep at Coolana; apart from which, letters in and out were all routine matters. Our forces gathered for the first time in the College Street lodgings to hear Spiro welcome three of the five new members admitted in June. Ann Emery, Ella Neef and Errol Sheedy were there, and we will no doubt catch up with Ross Wi1son and Brian Holden at a later date. Everyone was in agreement with the minutes after a minor adjustment, and in Correspondence we heard that the Dungalla Club had contributed a further $10 for upkeep at Coolana; apart from which, letters in and out were all routine matters.
  
-One way and another - donations to conservation causes and rent - our financial outgoings for May had been fairly solid, and the Treasurer'​s statement showed our ready cash as declining from $1,030 to $750 duringthe ​month. In answer to a question, it was stated that the Myall Lakes contribution had been accompanied by a letter indicating that it was an interest-free loan for 10 years.+One way and another - donations to conservation causes and rent - our financial outgoings for May had been fairly solid, and the Treasurer'​s statement showed our ready cash as declining from $1,030 to $750 during the month. In answer to a question, it was stated that the Myall Lakes contribution had been accompanied by a letter indicating that it was an interest-free loan for 10 years.
  
 Perhaps the Walks Report and allied matters covered a large part of the doings; there certainly seemed an abundance to record, beginning with Sheila Binn's trip to Blue Gum at the outset of May. Eight people went along and camp was made away from the Forest itself, which seemed to be cleaner and in better shape than it has been for some time. Sunday saw Jim Callaway'​s Woronora River test walk attended by 17, including ten prospectives;​ the party "​seemed to wander more than usual" but made Engadine just on nightfall. On the same day Peter Franks conducted a far-afield day walk to Splendour Rock with group of five, camp having been made at Megalong Creek the previous night. Perhaps the Walks Report and allied matters covered a large part of the doings; there certainly seemed an abundance to record, beginning with Sheila Binn's trip to Blue Gum at the outset of May. Eight people went along and camp was made away from the Forest itself, which seemed to be cleaner and in better shape than it has been for some time. Sunday saw Jim Callaway'​s Woronora River test walk attended by 17, including ten prospectives;​ the party "​seemed to wander more than usual" but made Engadine just on nightfall. On the same day Peter Franks conducted a far-afield day walk to Splendour Rock with group of five, camp having been made at Megalong Creek the previous night.
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 For New Zealand has no leeches or snakes over there. For New Zealand has no leeches or snakes over there.
  
-Up andup the track tunneled ​onwards\\+Up and up the track tunnelled ​onwards\\
 With an occasional view through the jungle northwards,​\\ With an occasional view through the jungle northwards,​\\
 But then quite abruptly you're on open heath\\ But then quite abruptly you're on open heath\\
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 |August 29|The month ends with two day walks. The northsiders can go with Jim Brown from Cowan to Brooklyn, while the southsiders can go With Meryl Watman from Waterfall to Heathcote by way of Uloola Falls. Either way, the wildflowers should be abundant.| |August 29|The month ends with two day walks. The northsiders can go with Jim Brown from Cowan to Brooklyn, while the southsiders can go With Meryl Watman from Waterfall to Heathcote by way of Uloola Falls. Either way, the wildflowers should be abundant.|
  
-FEDERATION REPORT  +=====Federation Report - June 1971.===== 
-June 1971 - by Ray Hookway+ 
 +- by Ray Hookway
 The June meeting welcomed two more clubs to membership of Federation, the Sydney University Mountaineering Club and the Walkabout group of the All Nations Club. This brings to 29 the membership of Federation. It was also advised that the National Parks Association were to seek full affiliation. The June meeting welcomed two more clubs to membership of Federation, the Sydney University Mountaineering Club and the Walkabout group of the All Nations Club. This brings to 29 the membership of Federation. It was also advised that the National Parks Association were to seek full affiliation.
-Wildlife Exhibition ​Further details were given regarding the Conservation ​cind Wildlife Exhibition to be held in the lower Sydney Town Hall between August 16th and 21st. The exhibit will be open between 10 am and 10 pm daily. Admission will be 40 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. Federation are still seeking volunteers to man its diSplay ​for short periods, so if you want to save 40 cents please contact me and sign up..... Several exhibitors will be showing films and slides of interest to bushwalkers. + 
-Corresi5ondence ​in In reply to letters from Federation the Minister of Lands advised that he had no notice of proposals to build either a road through Bouddi to MaitlandBay or from Ht. Hay to Mt. Whitton in the Blue Mountains. He also confirmed receipt of Federation'​s proposal of Mrs. Jenny Madden as secretary of the Bouddi Park local committee to replace the late Daphne McKern. +====Wildlife Exhibition==== 
-Clutha ​Discussion was held on the Clutha Development Act and it was decided that Federation write letters to both the N.S.W. Premier and to the State Governor stating our objections to all features of the Act. Details of three anti-Clutha protest meetings to be held in Sydney were announced. The largest of these meetings ​-since + 
-held at the Sydney Town Hall on June 28th, attracted over 3,000 people. +Further details were given regarding the Conservation ​and Wildlife Exhibition to be held in the lower Sydney Town Hall between August 16th and 21st. The exhibit will be open between 10 am and 10 pm daily. Admission will be 40 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. Federation are still seeking volunteers to man its display ​for short periods, so if you want to save 40 cents please contact me and sign up..... Several exhibitors will be showing films and slides of interest to bushwalkers. 
-Search and Rescue ​The main S/R event for May demonstrated the benefit of training. Special stretcher handling techniques recently practised were required to carry the patient 600 ft down + 
-Page 19 THE SYDNEY BUSH.t-LICR July,​ 1971 +====Correspondence ​in==== 
-the steep slope of Brindle Pup. The walker slipped whilst ​+ 
-descending and broke a vertebra (possibly on the horn of his cheap A-frame pack). Forty five members participated in the rescue. A helicopter landing area was cleared about a mile down the Cox from Merrigal Creek and the rescuers and the helicopter arrived at the clearing within minutes of each other. The patient was quickly whisked off to land in the centre of the football field alongside +In reply to letters from Federation the Minister of Lands advised that he had no notice of proposals to build either a road through Bouddi to Maitland Bay or from Mt. Hay to Mt. Whitton in the Blue Mountains. He also confirmed receipt of Federation'​s proposal of Mrs. Jenny Madden as secretary of the Bouddi Park local committee to replace the late Daphne McKern. 
-the Katoomba hospital. A well orgaftised ​and executed rescue. + 
-A Reminder ​The next Search and Rescue practise is to be held at Medlow Gap ma July 17/18th0+====Clutha==== 
 + 
 +Discussion was held on the Clutha Development Act and it was decided that Federation write letters to both the N.S.W. Premier and to the State Governor stating our objections to all features of the Act. Details of three anti-Clutha protest meetings to be held in Sydney were announced. The largest of these meetings since held at the Sydney Town Hall on June 28th, attracted over 3,000 people. 
 + 
 +====Search and Rescue==== 
 + 
 +The main S/R event for May demonstrated the benefit of training. Special stretcher handling techniques recently practised were required to carry the patient 600 ft down the steep slope of Brindle Pup. The walker slipped whilst descending and broke a vertebra (possibly on the horn of his cheap A-frame pack). Forty five members participated in the rescue. A helicopter landing area was cleared about a mile down the Cox from Merrigal Creek and the rescuers and the helicopter arrived at the clearing within minutes of each other. The patient was quickly whisked off to land in the centre of the football field alongside the Katoomba hospital. A well organised ​and executed rescue. 
 + 
 +====A Reminder==== 
 + 
 +The next Search and Rescue practise is to be held at Medlow Gap on July 17/18th. 
 The June Federation meeting became slightly disorganised as advice of 3 lost walkers was received and about one-third of the delegates left to join the various search groups. The June Federation meeting became slightly disorganised as advice of 3 lost walkers was received and about one-third of the delegates left to join the various search groups.
-Burning Off Win Melville protested against lack of publicity given to the recent burning off in the Jamieson Valley he called for 6/8 weeks notice and for an advertisL,​d ​phone contact number similar to the Budawangs firing range contact. + 
-Federation Ball To be held on Friday, September ​17th0 Tickets will be 4 single. There will be two bands and a god roll up is requested. +====Burning Off==== 
-Now Maps Blue Mountains and Burragorang Valley - 8 colours - + 
-mileTinch ​- 250ft contours - layer tinted - available for 75 cents at Lands Dept. +Win Melville protested against lack of publicity given to the recent burning off in the Jamieson Valleyhe called for 6/8 weeks notice and for an advertised ​phone contact number similar to the Budawangs firing range contact. 
-KananE_s-Boyd National Park The park service proposed to close off the track between the car parking area and the large cave at Kanangra Walls in order to contain erosion and to protect the park + 
-service against possible legal claims for damages due to injuries. They have suggested the installation of a steel ladder ​dawn the cliff +====Federation Ball==== 
-to the cave. Eventually when funds are available, the track will + 
-be rebuilt. Federation agreed to a low fence and to a notice at the start of the track but expressed opposition to both the ladder proposal and to the complete closure of the track to tourists. The park service also roposes ​to close off most fire trails in the park and sought advice on which roads should remain open. Federation agreed with this proposal and are to suggest that the roads to Boss Peak, Thurat trig and FCI. remain open. +To be held on Friday, September ​17th. Tickets will be $4 single. There will be two bands and a good roll up is requested. 
-Slide Show The Kamerukas are sponsoring a slide evening by Tim + 
-7alkden ​Brown to be held at the Cdclfellows ​Hall, 149 Castlereagh St. at 8 pm on 22nd July. Slides will feature Macquarie Island and climbing in New Zealand and Tasmania. Admission will be 1 and supper will be provided. Money raised will go to the "Save Lake Pedder"​ fund. +====Now Maps==== 
-Page 2% THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER July,​ 1971. + 
-Are bicycles baggage? If you don't know, please consult with Heather Williams, Clare Howden or Frank Taeker, who should be tack any day now after a jaunt in Tonga and Samoa. +Blue Mountains and Burragorang Valley - 8 colours - 2 mile/​inch ​- 250ft contours - layer tinted - available for 75 cents at Lands Dept. 
-At the time of their departure they reported to Q A N.T A S terminal with push bikes which were "​needed on tour", and mightily disturbed the air line officials, who requested them to place the cycles in the parki g area. + 
-When our trio protested that the bikes were luggage, the air line was nonplussed. Never, they said, but never, no never, had they heard.of people taking push bikes by air as luggage. Tellmate, they were not prohibited items.....+====Kanangra-Boyd National Park==== 
 + 
 +The park service proposed to close off the track between the car parking area and the large cave at Kanangra Walls in order to contain erosion and to protect the park service against possible legal claims for damages due to injuries. They have suggested the installation of a steel ladder ​down the cliff to the cave. Eventually when funds are available, the track will be rebuilt. Federation agreed to a low fence and to a notice at the start of the track but expressed opposition to both the ladder proposal and to the complete closure of the track to tourists. The park service also proposes ​to close off most fire trails in the park and sought advice on which roads should remain open. Federation agreed with this proposal and are to suggest that the roads to Boss Peak, Thurat trig and FCI. remain open. 
 + 
 +====Slide Show==== 
 + 
 +The Kamerukas are sponsoring a slide evening by Tim Walkden ​Brown to be held at the Oddfellows ​Hall, 149 Castlereagh St. at 8 pm on 22nd July. Slides will feature Macquarie Island and climbing in New Zealand and Tasmania. Admission will be $1 and supper will be provided. Money raised will go to the "Save Lake Pedder"​ fund. 
 + 
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 + 
 +Are bicycles baggage? If you don't know, please consult with Heather Williams, Clare Howden or Frank Taeker, who should be back any day now after a jaunt in Tonga and Samoa. 
 + 
 +At the time of their departure they reported to Qantas ​terminal with push bikes which were "​needed on tour", and mightily disturbed the air line officials, who requested them to place the cycles in the parking ​area. 
 + 
 +When our trio protested that the bikes were luggage, the air line was nonplussed. Never, they said, but never, no never, had they heard of people taking push bikes by air as luggage. ​Wellmaybe, they were not prohibited items..... 
 Are they perhaps Australia'​s first airborne cyclists? Are they perhaps Australia'​s first airborne cyclists?
-************* 
-Talking about cycling.... Owen has had a letter from nverseas member Lyn Drummond, pelssing on good wishes to all the old crowd. Lyn is at present cycling around_ England, but presumably NOT on an  
-Asutralian push bike. 
-************** 
-Another exile returned is Roger Gowing, who rcnppeared in ane with 25cents in his pocket, and in a somewhat debilitated condition. Amongst his exploits abroad was an overland journey from India through Afghanistan,​ ending in Israel, where he ppssed some time with one cf thekibbutz communities,​ 
-and became an tnthusiast far the life and the peopte. ********x x**** 
-That Membership girl, Barbara, has taken herself off for a 
-week with Bill Bourke'​s snow fiesta, so this month we lack the usual greetings to newcomers, warning to timeexpired prospective members, and footnotes on those elected to full membership. Probably there i11 be a clouD dose in the next issue, especially as five new members made their debut at the July General Meeting. 
-*************** 
-On getting facts wrong  or jumping to conclusions.... 
-Last issue it waw reported that Club poet laureate Kath Mackay had recently-been in Sydney. Trong It was a misinterpretation of a remark by Brian Harvey that he had lately had lunch 
-with Kath. He had  but it wa,s at Armadale, near Perth, 17.Ae9 
-where she now lives. 
-************** 
-MEETING PLACES. The site for the August,​Gcmeial Meeting, which would normally be on 7ednesday, August 112 is still in doubt. 7e have been unable to obtain accommodation for that date, either 
-at Anzac House or elsewhere. For the following week, the gather- 
-ing will be in the usual hall, but on TUESDAY, August 17. 
  
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 +Talking about cycling.... Owen has had a letter from overseas member Lyn Drummond, passing on good wishes to all the old crowd. Lyn is at present cycling around England, but presumably NOT on an Australian push bike.
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 +Another exile returned is Roger Gowing, who reappeared in June with 25-cents in his pocket, and in a somewhat debilitated condition. Amongst his exploits abroad was an overland journey from India through Afghanistan,​ ending in Israel, where he passed some time with one of the kibbutz communities,​ and became an enthusiast for the life and the people.
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 +That Membership girl, Barbara, has taken herself off for a week with Bill Bourke'​s snow fiesta, so this month we lack the usual greetings to newcomers, warning to time-expired prospective members, and footnotes on those elected to full membership. Probably there will be a double dose in the next issue, especially as five new members made their debut at the July General Meeting.
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 +On getting facts wrong - or jumping to conclusions.... Last issue it was reported that Club poet laureate Kath Mackay had recently been in Sydney. Wrong! It was a misinterpretation of a remark by Brian Harvey that he had lately had lunch with Kath. He had - but it was at Armadale, near Perth, W.A., where she now lives.
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 +=====Meeting Places.=====
 +
 +The site for the August General Meeting, which would normally be on Wednesday, August 11, is still in doubt. We have been unable to obtain accommodation for that date, either
 +at Anzac House or elsewhere. For the following week, the gathering will be in the usual hall, but on TUESDAY, August 17.
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