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 |Coming Walks|Pat Harrison|15| |Coming Walks|Pat Harrison|15|
 |A Noble Deed!| |17| |A Noble Deed!| |17|
-|Federion ​Report|Ray Hookway|18|+|Federation ​Report|Ray Hookway|18|
 |Membership Notes|Barbara Bruce|19| |Membership Notes|Barbara Bruce|19|
 Appeal by the Walks Secretary| |20| Appeal by the Walks Secretary| |20|
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 =====Club address.===== =====Club address.=====
  
-propoosal ​has been put forward that we move from the present room in the basement of Anzac House to a new location at St Leonards, commencing from the meeting on September 1st. If this is finally determined at the monthly meeting to be held on August 17th, a special notice giving details will accompany this issue.+proposal ​has been put forward that we move from the present room in the basement of Anzac House to a new location at St Leonards, commencing from the meeting on September 1st. If this is finally determined at the monthly meeting to be held on August 17th, a special notice giving details will accompany this issue.
  
 =====The Sydney Bushwalkers - Notice of the Half Yearly General Meeting.===== =====The Sydney Bushwalkers - Notice of the Half Yearly General Meeting.=====
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 The reading of minutes brought no reaction, but correspondence contained a resignation from Pat Wood (off to New Zealand), and an offer from Heather Williams to take on one of the vacancies for Federation Delegate - she was elected, of course! Lyn Faithfull transferred to non-active (country resident), and there was a letter from the Lake Pedder Protection Committee, which is making a last-minute bid to have the hydro-electric scheme altered to save something of the lake. As a finance-raising stunt, postcards of the Lake scene to sell at 20c. were offered: Owen Marks moved (and it was carried) that we invest in $20 worth of them, flog them (if possible at a profit) and send the proceeds. The reading of minutes brought no reaction, but correspondence contained a resignation from Pat Wood (off to New Zealand), and an offer from Heather Williams to take on one of the vacancies for Federation Delegate - she was elected, of course! Lyn Faithfull transferred to non-active (country resident), and there was a letter from the Lake Pedder Protection Committee, which is making a last-minute bid to have the hydro-electric scheme altered to save something of the lake. As a finance-raising stunt, postcards of the Lake scene to sell at 20c. were offered: Owen Marks moved (and it was carried) that we invest in $20 worth of them, flog them (if possible at a profit) and send the proceeds.
  
-Arising from another matter in Correspondence,​ Dot Butler explained that Natural Areas Ltd. (the original Myall Lakes purchase proposal) sought transfer of loans, including the Club's $250, to share holdings, to give more latitude in their use. She added that the site on the Lakes originally in view had been priced out of the range of the Committee, and they now had their eyes on another place...... sssh.... very attractive, in the same general area, but the exact site being kept quiet to avoid escalation of values. We then adopted the motion to become share holdors, and Dot further explained that $250 would not make us a voting contributor,​ but she was adding another $250 which would make our share qualify, and was also obtaining voting shares for other members of her family, so that ultimately there would be several votes in the total purchase. As a by-line it was mentioned that Natural Areas had its eyes on Bendethera, which the Club tried to secure a few years back, and now looked like going under the hammer again.+Arising from another matter in Correspondence,​ Dot Butler explained that Natural Areas Ltd. (the original Myall Lakes purchase proposal) sought transfer of loans, including the Club's $250, to share holdings, to give more latitude in their use. She added that the site on the Lakes originally in view had been priced out of the range of the Committee, and they now had their eyes on another place...... sssh.... very attractive, in the same general area, but the exact site being kept quiet to avoid escalation of values. We then adopted the motion to become share holders, and Dot further explained that $250 would not make us a voting contributor,​ but she was adding another $250 which would make our share qualify, and was also obtaining voting shares for other members of her family, so that ultimately there would be several votes in the total purchase. As a by-line it was mentioned that Natural Areas had its eyes on Bendethera, which the Club tried to secure a few years back, and now looked like going under the hammer again.
  
 Another Correspondence item touched on the Clutha project, and from discussion it was stated that the Club was adding its voice to the protest. It was suggested that individual members write to their local MsLA. Another Correspondence item touched on the Clutha project, and from discussion it was stated that the Club was adding its voice to the protest. It was suggested that individual members write to their local MsLA.
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 During General Business there was discussion about the Club Room, and some of its drawbacks; including the difficulty of having no storage space. Mention was made of Science House in Gloucester Street (not far from Circular Quay West), where a possible room had been examined. Priced at $13 per night, and with accommodation for about 120, it was not available every Wednesday night, but could probably be secured for some Wednesdays and some Tuesdays. In discussing the existing room, it was suggested that the extra $7 for the kitchen adjunct was not a good proposition,​ and the question was raised whether we might get access to one of the built-in cupboards and install our own locked box therein. Finally it was decided to think around it, perhaps look at other possibilities,​ and talk it out at the next General Meeting. During General Business there was discussion about the Club Room, and some of its drawbacks; including the difficulty of having no storage space. Mention was made of Science House in Gloucester Street (not far from Circular Quay West), where a possible room had been examined. Priced at $13 per night, and with accommodation for about 120, it was not available every Wednesday night, but could probably be secured for some Wednesdays and some Tuesdays. In discussing the existing room, it was suggested that the extra $7 for the kitchen adjunct was not a good proposition,​ and the question was raised whether we might get access to one of the built-in cupboards and install our own locked box therein. Finally it was decided to think around it, perhaps look at other possibilities,​ and talk it out at the next General Meeting.
  
-Amongst the parting items was a report from Phil Butt that Kosciusko Huts Association had again met and the Club would soon receive advice of its arrangements and proposals; Dot Butler said Coolana could possibly be reduced by about 8 acres on completion of the Shoalhaven ​catellment ​schemes and Wilf Hilder said Joadja had been closed, its owner had an itchy shot-gun finger; further that the Mount Wilson 2-in. to the mile map was now available.+Amongst the parting items was a report from Phil Butt that Kosciusko Huts Association had again met and the Club would soon receive advice of its arrangements and proposals; Dot Butler said Coolana could possibly be reduced by about 8 acres on completion of the Shoalhaven ​catchment ​schemes and Wilf Hilder said Joadja had been closed, its owner had an itchy shot-gun finger; further that the Mount Wilson 2-in. to the mile map was now available.
  
 With this we were through, the time standing at 9.40 p.m. With this we were through, the time standing at 9.40 p.m.
  
-=====My Rotorua ​Diverstion ​(Part 2).=====+=====My Rotorua ​Diversion ​(Part 2).=====
  
 - by Owen Marks. - by Owen Marks.
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 How come on fire and not be consumed?"​ How come on fire and not be consumed?"​
  
-"Enogh is enough!"​ his omnipotence fumed\\+"Enough ​is enough!"​ his omnipotence fumed\\
 "Too many questions doth tax my brain.\\ "Too many questions doth tax my brain.\\
 Hooroo! I never want to see you again."​ Hooroo! I never want to see you again."​
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 This vision over I returned to sleep\\ This vision over I returned to sleep\\
-No need to count the provorbial ​sheep\\+No need to count the proverbial ​sheep\\
 Until dawn with her rosy mantle sent\\ Until dawn with her rosy mantle sent\\
 The morning breeze to dispel the mist; it lent\\ The morning breeze to dispel the mist; it lent\\
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 Mike got in the car (I was already there and had been for some time - it was far too cold outside) and this mild-mannered and softly-spoken gentleman turned to me and the fierceness in his eye and the ferocity in his quietly-spoken "​that'​s a lot of bull" almost made me fall out of the car. Such a transformation from mildness to balefulness I had never seen in anyone. However, his remarks were justified, for as soon as we tried to drive away the stutter re-appeared. Back we went to Mr. Hands-In-The-Pockets and this time we were asked to back the beetle through the doorway of the garage, whereupon (being away from the cold wind) hands were removed from pockets and various things were done to the motor, including revving it to a screaming pitch. Mr. Hands-In-The-Pockets then jumped into the driver'​s seat, roared up and down the roadway for a few minutes, pronounced the fault eliminated, and handed the car back to Mike. He then proved that he could have really come from the pages of Dickens by refusing any payment for his time and trouble. A truly kind-hearted man, when you remember that it was midnight in the dead of winter on the bleak crest of the Blue Mountains. Mike got in the car (I was already there and had been for some time - it was far too cold outside) and this mild-mannered and softly-spoken gentleman turned to me and the fierceness in his eye and the ferocity in his quietly-spoken "​that'​s a lot of bull" almost made me fall out of the car. Such a transformation from mildness to balefulness I had never seen in anyone. However, his remarks were justified, for as soon as we tried to drive away the stutter re-appeared. Back we went to Mr. Hands-In-The-Pockets and this time we were asked to back the beetle through the doorway of the garage, whereupon (being away from the cold wind) hands were removed from pockets and various things were done to the motor, including revving it to a screaming pitch. Mr. Hands-In-The-Pockets then jumped into the driver'​s seat, roared up and down the roadway for a few minutes, pronounced the fault eliminated, and handed the car back to Mike. He then proved that he could have really come from the pages of Dickens by refusing any payment for his time and trouble. A truly kind-hearted man, when you remember that it was midnight in the dead of winter on the bleak crest of the Blue Mountains.
  
-we reached Newnes without any more stops or stutters, but by then it was 1.40 a.m. on Saturday morning. The night was freezing fast and it took a while for benumbed fingers to got tent pegs in place, but by 2.15 a.m. we were in our bags without having disturbed Peter and Roy and the next thing I know it is 8.15 a.m. and Peter had just got out of bed. Roy's car had ice in the radiator, but otherwise everything was perfect under a sky of the usual Wolgan Blue.+We reached Newnes without any more stops or stutters, but by then it was 1.40 a.m. on Saturday morning. The night was freezing fast and it took a while for benumbed fingers to got tent pegs in place, but by 2.15 a.m. we were in our bags without having disturbed Peter and Roy and the next thing I know it is 8.15 a.m. and Peter had just got out of bed. Roy's car had ice in the radiator, but otherwise everything was perfect under a sky of the usual Wolgan Blue.
  
 Breakfast was unhurried (who could hurry on such a glorious morning with a blue sky overhead and frost covering everything else?) and at 10.00 a.m. we started walking back past the pub, and a little later in Capertee Creek spent 40 minutes yarning with the farmer and his wife who gave us directions for a new route to Mount Dawson. Breakfast was unhurried (who could hurry on such a glorious morning with a blue sky overhead and frost covering everything else?) and at 10.00 a.m. we started walking back past the pub, and a little later in Capertee Creek spent 40 minutes yarning with the farmer and his wife who gave us directions for a new route to Mount Dawson.
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 By the time the rest of us had watched the sun rise from the top of a pagoda and had finished breakfast, our sleeping bags, which we had removed from the tents on arising and had placed on groundsheets in the open because the tents were covered with frost inside and out which might start melting at any time, had a coating of newly-formed frost! By the time the rest of us had watched the sun rise from the top of a pagoda and had finished breakfast, our sleeping bags, which we had removed from the tents on arising and had placed on groundsheets in the open because the tents were covered with frost inside and out which might start melting at any time, had a coating of newly-formed frost!
  
-We were on our way by 9.35 a.m. and about a mile NE of Mount Dawson found a gully which looked as if it would go. Our gully was somewhere near GR 183990 (Glen Alice 1:50,000) if anynne ​is interested. The gully turned into a small canyon narrow enough to place a hand on either side. The only impediment to a walk was a 6-foot drop which needed care because of the mossy rock. We then came to a 25-foot drop where the little canyon dropped into its mother creek, but all we had to do was to walk northwards (downstream) along the slope between the two cliff lines for about 30 or 40 yards and then walk down a sloping, narrow chimney to the bed of the mother creek which in turn landed us in Little Capertee Creek at GR 185997. From here it was only 90 minutes back to the cars at Newnes, where we arrived at 12.35 p.m. The lower parts of Little Capertee Creek were covered with a heavy coating of frost at midday. Later in the day, we noticed frost on the side of the road near Wolgan Gap.+We were on our way by 9.35 a.m. and about a mile NE of Mount Dawson found a gully which looked as if it would go. Our gully was somewhere near GR 183990 (Glen Alice 1:50,000) if anyone ​is interested. The gully turned into a small canyon narrow enough to place a hand on either side. The only impediment to a walk was a 6-foot drop which needed care because of the mossy rock. We then came to a 25-foot drop where the little canyon dropped into its mother creek, but all we had to do was to walk northwards (downstream) along the slope between the two cliff lines for about 30 or 40 yards and then walk down a sloping, narrow chimney to the bed of the mother creek which in turn landed us in Little Capertee Creek at GR 185997. From here it was only 90 minutes back to the cars at Newnes, where we arrived at 12.35 p.m. The lower parts of Little Capertee Creek were covered with a heavy coating of frost at midday. Later in the day, we noticed frost on the side of the road near Wolgan Gap.
  
 Our route to Mount Dawson from Capertee Creek was as follows:- Our route to Mount Dawson from Capertee Creek was as follows:-
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 (The following circular has been received from the recently formed Kosciusko Huts Association. Space prevents the publication in this issue of the "​enclosed story" mentioned, but it is hoped to produce it in a subsequent issue, as it provides some interesting background information and amplifies the material given in the circular.) (The following circular has been received from the recently formed Kosciusko Huts Association. Space prevents the publication in this issue of the "​enclosed story" mentioned, but it is hoped to produce it in a subsequent issue, as it provides some interesting background information and amplifies the material given in the circular.)
  
-Recently the Ta)sciusko ​Huts Association was formed by a group of concerned walkers, fishermen and crosscountry skiers, with the blessing and encouragement of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The need for this association has been growing particularly over the last few years as the numbers of people using the wilderness area grew.+Recently the Kosciusko ​Huts Association was formed by a group of concerned walkers, fishermen and crosscountry skiers, with the blessing and encouragement of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The need for this association has been growing particularly over the last few years as the numbers of people using the wilderness area grew.
  
 The trouble with the increasing usage was that the huts couldn'​t stand the extra traffic. Both the weather and a steady stream of people started to take their toll on the old timber and iron buildings, and something had to be done to see that the huts did not simply collapse. The trouble with the increasing usage was that the huts couldn'​t stand the extra traffic. Both the weather and a steady stream of people started to take their toll on the old timber and iron buildings, and something had to be done to see that the huts did not simply collapse.
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 5. To promote conservation of the natural environment of the Kosciusko National Park. 5. To promote conservation of the natural environment of the Kosciusko National Park.
  
-6. To cooperate with persons or organisatigns ​whose interests, activities, or objects are similar to ihose of the Association.+6. To cooperate with persons or organisations ​whose interests, activities, or objects are similar to those of the Association.
  
 At a meeting at Saw-pit Creek the KHA was constituted and Robin Miller elected as President and Reet Vallak as Secretary. At a meeting at Saw-pit Creek the KHA was constituted and Robin Miller elected as President and Reet Vallak as Secretary.
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 Membership of the Association is open to all and costs $2.00 per year which should be sent to the Treasurer, John Pinkerton, P.O. Box 415, Canberra City, 2601. The Association is going to organise, in conjunction with the NPWS, the maintenance and building huts and shelter in the back country of the Park. Membership of the Association is open to all and costs $2.00 per year which should be sent to the Treasurer, John Pinkerton, P.O. Box 415, Canberra City, 2601. The Association is going to organise, in conjunction with the NPWS, the maintenance and building huts and shelter in the back country of the Park.
  
-To do this we need money and labour. Membership of the association will allow us to do both. We also hope that people who use the huts will be prepared to pay a sall overnight fee and this is suggested at 50c. During the summer maintenance work parties will be organised and we'd be glad to hear from anyone willing to help.+To do this we need money and labour. Membership of the association will allow us to do both. We also hope that people who use the huts will be prepared to pay a small overnight fee and this is suggested at 50c. During the summer maintenance work parties will be organised and we'd be glad to hear from anyone willing to help.
  
 In the meantime we'd be very glad for any publicity in your journal and perhaps you could use the enclosed story. Any further information is available from the writer, In the meantime we'd be very glad for any publicity in your journal and perhaps you could use the enclosed story. Any further information is available from the writer,
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 38 Clanalpine Street, Mosman, 2088. 38 Clanalpine Street, Mosman, 2088.
  
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSOTALKER August,​ 1971 +=====Peccavi!!===== 
-PECCAVI ​!!+
 Some years ago Geoff Wagg wrote (not entirely seriously): Some years ago Geoff Wagg wrote (not entirely seriously):
-"This Membership job is a slug, it has its faults I own, sirs,+ 
 +"This Membership job is a slug, it has its faults I own, sirs,\\
 I know each new chum's ugly mug as tho' it were my own, sirs..."​ I know each new chum's ugly mug as tho' it were my own, sirs..."​
 +
 I am now finding this job of Littery Editer has got its own trubbles. Like this way. A cupple of munths back Brian Harvey drops me a note on another matter and adds "By the way, I had lunch with Kath Mackay the other day". I am now finding this job of Littery Editer has got its own trubbles. Like this way. A cupple of munths back Brian Harvey drops me a note on another matter and adds "By the way, I had lunch with Kath Mackay the other day".
-Ah ha, sez I, this Mackay dame, she must be back in Sydney for + 
-a bit, we ort to say so in the June Maggerzine. Which is wot I does. +Ah ha, sez I, this Mackay dame, she must be back in Sydney for a bit, we ort to say so in the June Maggerzine. Which is wot I does. It hardly hit the newsagents when Brian scratches me again - he'd been over in West Orstralia. Post-'​aste I try to make amends in the July maggerzine and get the record strate. Mackay not in Sydney, instead Harvey in W.A. 
-It hardly hit the newsagents when Brian scratches me again - he'd been + 
-over in Test Orstralia. Post-'​aste I try to make amends in the July maggerzine and get the record strate. Mackay not in Sydney, instead Harvey in W.A. +But you remember the Sorcerer'​s Apprentice, once he started something he couldn'​t stop it. So before the July copy gets to Perth, there'​s another protest, this time from Mackay, and fitting to the Poet Lorryate, it's in verse. This is it..... 
-But you remember the Sorcerer'​s Apprentice, once he started something he couldn'​t stop it. So before the July copy gets to Perth, + 
-there'​s another protest, this time from Mackay, and fitting to the +"Your paper'​s reputation is for scrupulous veracity\\ 
-Poet Lorryate, it's in verse. This is it..... +So this precludes the notion of deliberate mendacity,\\ 
-"Your paper'​s reputation is for scrupulous veracity So this precludes the notion of deliberate mendacity, But in the current issue I behold to my astonishment +But in the current issue I behold to my astonishment\\ 
-A statement that I cannot pass without a mild admonishment. It seems I had deserted (rafugee ​was the expression) To view again the city of my youthful indiscretion. +A statement that I cannot pass without a mild admonishment.\\ 
-But though I'm always with you, speaking purely metaphorically,​ An actual journey eastward I deny most categorically. +It seems I had deserted (refugee ​was the expression)\\ 
-I know the charms of Sydney, and it is in fact my birthplace,​ +To view again the city of my youthful indiscretion.\\ 
-But after three years' sojourn here, I much prefer my Perth place. The comings and the goiags! S.B.Ts. in legions +But though I'm always with you, speaking purely metaphorically,​\\ 
-And friends from near and far flit through en route to foreign regions. There'​s sunshine ​hero, and spaciousness,​ and time for deep enjoyment, Even a chance to make some dough and profit in employment! +An actual journey eastward I deny most categorically. 
-There'​s wealth untold in irn ore and nickel inter alia - + 
-To one who's up and coming, there'​s no state like Test Australia."​+I know the charms of Sydney, and it is in fact my birthplace,\\ 
 +But after three years' sojourn here, I much prefer my Perth place.\\ 
 +The comings and the goings! S.B.Ws. in legions\\ 
 +And friends from near and far flit through en route to foreign regions.\\ 
 +There'​s sunshine ​here, and spaciousness,​ and time for deep enjoyment,\\ 
 +Even a chance to make some dough and profit in employment!\\ 
 +There'​s wealth untold in iron ore and nickel inter alia -\\ 
 +To one who's up and coming, there'​s no state like West Australia."​ 
 This shood put the ishoo beyond any dowt. For she herself had sed it, and it's grately to her credit, etc.... This shood put the ishoo beyond any dowt. For she herself had sed it, and it's grately to her credit, etc....
-the way, Kath Mackay doesn'​t always write flippant ​stuffs + 
-there'​s one I'm saving up as an "Echo from the Past" sometime when we haven'​t quite so much verse around... ..in my Opinion ​the best thing ever in The Sydney Bushwalker. +By the way, Kath Mackay doesn'​t always write flippant ​stuff: ​there'​s one I'm saving up as an "Echo from the Past" sometime when we haven'​t quite so much verse around.... in my opinion ​the best thing ever in The Sydney Bushwalker. 
-************ + 
-Page 15 THE SYDNEY BUSTTALKER August,​ 1971 +=====Coming Walks.===== 
-COMING TALKS - by Pat Harrison, ​Talks Secretary + 
-September ​39495 - Ry Hookway begins the programme with a walk through +- by Pat Harrison, ​Walks Secretary. 
-the heart of the Wild Dog Mountains. Good track and good views over + 
-Merrimerrigal to Splendour Rock, with a possible ​detout ​to show newcomers the beaut camp cave in Mobbs Swamp. A steopish ​descent ​dawn Howling Dog (which passes by another name in less polite circles), a lush campsite on the Cox, a look at the Kowmung, then a leisurely +|September ​3,​4,​5|Ray ​Hookway begins the programme with a walk through the heart of the Wild Dog Mountains. Good track and good views over Merrimerrigal to Splendour Rock, with a possible ​detour ​to show newcomers the beaut camp cave in Mobbs Swamp. A steepish ​descent ​down Howling Dog (which passes by another name in less polite circles), a lush campsite on the Cox, a look at the Kowmung, then a leisurely stroll up White Dog to the cars.| 
-stroll up White Dog to the cars. +|September 5|Nancye Alderson has done a recce of her Historical Walk around Woodford-Linden-Faulconbridge. As well as mildly stretching your legs, you will learn something of our early history and take a vicarious trip back into the past.| 
-September 5 Nancye Alderson has done a recce of her Historical Walk +|September 5|Bill Hall can always be relied on to provide a good day walk in the Royal National Park, and this one, from Waterfall ​to Frew's Creek and then across country to Helenshurgh,​ will be up to his usual standard.| 
-around Woodford-Linden-Faulconbridge. As well as mildly stretching your legs, you will learn something of our early history and take a vicarious trip back into the past. +|September 10,11,12|Ettrema has been called the Kanangra of the south. It is also notable for the clearness of its water. Bushwalkers are said to have walked across Ettrema Creek and to have been unaware of it until they noticed that their sox were wet! This will be a great trip - a real bushwalker'​s walk. The view from Point Possibility is magnificent.| 
-September 5 Bill Hall can always be relied on to provide a good day walk in the Royal National Park, and this one, from 7aterfall ​to Frew's Creek and then across country to Helenshurgh,​ will be up to his usual standard. ​. +|September 11,12|For those who cannot get away for a full weekend, what better thing could they do than catch the 12.50 p.m. train on Saturday for Blackheath and camp the night near Blue Gum Forest, and then on Sunday walk up Govett's Leap and back to Blackheath?| 
-September 10,​11,​12 ​Ettrema has been called the Kanangra of the south. It is also notable for the clearness of its water. Bushwalkers are said to have walked across Ettrema Creek and to have been unaware of it until they noticed that their sox were wet! This will be a great trip - a real bushwalker'​s walk. The view from Point Possibility is magnificent. +|September 12|Gladys Roberts has an easy 7 miles around The Sphinx-Cowan Creek-Mt. Kuring-gai, to permit time to view the wildflowers which should be in abundance at that time.| 
-September 11,12 For those who cannot get ar.y- for a full weekend, what better thing could they do than catch the 12.50 p.m. train on Saturday for Blackheath and camp the night near Blue Gum Forest, and then on Sunday walk up govett's Leap and back to Blackheath?​ +|September 17,18,19|Don and I have a car swap from Glen Davis along the Capertee and Colo Rivers to the Culoul Range which runs off the Putty Road about 35 miles from Windsor. Very good going along the Capertee, but rock hopping and threading your way through Water Gums on the Colo. The idea of this trip, and another one later in this programme, is to cover, in two weekends, the most glorious river and cliff scenery imaginable. However,​ those who do not wish to do the complete trip could go and return from the same end and spend a pleasant weekend pottering about.| 
-September 12 Gladys Roberts has an easy 7 miles around The Sphinx- Cowan Creek-Mt. Kuring-gai, to permit time to view the wildflowers which should be in abundance at that time. +|September 19|Audley to Bundeena with Jim Callaway via Winifred Falls, and it may be warm enough to have a swim on the way.| 
-September 17,​18,​19 ​Don and I have a car swap from Glen Davis along the Capertee and cob o Rivers to the Culoul Range which runs off the Putty Road about 35 miles from Windsor. Very good going along the Capertee, but rock hopping and threading your way through Water Gums on the Colo. The idea of this trip, and another one later in this +|September 19|Took a lot of talking to get Les Davidson to put a walk on the programme, but here it is - Mt. Colah to Mt. Kuring-gai via Appletree ​Bay. Barry Zieren is co-leader, so with two leaders you should be doubly well looked after.| 
-programme, is to cover, in two weekends, the most glorious river and +|September 24,​25,​26|Don and Doone have a bike ride of about 100 miles from Rylstone to Singleton right through the heart of the Northern Blue Mountains. The whole area is sprinkled with strange-looking mountains and by riding a bike you get to see in a couple of days what would otherwise take four or five.| 
-cliff scenery imaginable. However,​ those who do not wish to do the complete trip could go and return from the same end and spend a pleasant weekend pottering about. +|September 24,​25,​26|Tony Denham has a walk in the Budawangs which should attract a good roll-up for more than the usual Budawany reasons. It is of moderate length and it takes in places that most members would not have seensuch as Sluiee Box Falls and Munnuldi Fallsto say nothing of Hidden Valley, the place that no one seems to have the time to visit when they are shooting through to the Castle-Mt.Owen area.
-September 19 --Audley to Bundeena with Jim Callaway via Winifred Falls, and it may be warm enough to have a swim on the way. +|September 26|Now that train fares are getting out of hand, why not come with Peter Levander on a good day walk to the higher mountains? The Megalong is a pleasant few hours from Sydney, and after doing this classic day walk you will feel as content as if you had done a camp tripThe historic Six Foot Track is the gateway to a wonderful day's walking.| 
-September 19 Took a lot of talking to get Les Davidson to put a walk +|September 26|Dave Cotton knows his bees and after showing you around his Apiary there will be an easy walk to see how the wildflowers are.
-on the programme, but hero it is - Mt. Colah to Mt. Kuring-gai via Appletroo ​Bay. Barry Zieren is co-leader, so with two leaders you should be doubly well looked after. +|September 26|Esme Biddulph has everything well organised for a scenic tour of The Bluff and Euro TrigPlease consult the programme where detailed arrangements are given.| 
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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER August 1 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
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 Surely there is no better time for walking than the Spring. Surely there is no better time for walking than the Spring.
 +
 The days are longer. The days are longer.
-The wa-:;​er ​is not so cold if you have to make + 
-deep river crossings (precious few deep crossings this Spring unless there is rain soon)+The water is not so cold if you have to make deep river crossings (precious few deep crossings this Spring unless there is rain soon)
 You should be in good condition after your winter walking or skiing. You should be in good condition after your winter walking or skiing.
-This is the season to t11* that aMi-itiousou oftheway ​trip you've had at the back of your mind for months...... + 
-But first check that your gear is up to it, and for anything new you need, or for any item that should be replaced, see +This is the season to try that ambitiousout-of-the-way ​trip you've had at the back of your mind for months...... 
-PADDY PALLIN + 
-69 Liverpool Street, ​SYDNEY +But first check that your gear is up to it, and for anything new you need, or for any item that should be replaced, see
-(just a bit west of George Street) Telephone 26-2685 + 
-PADDY PAILLM PLZ +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear 
-Lighiweight Camp Gear + 
-6q LIVERPOOL StlfEET, SYDNEY +69 Liverpool Street, ​Sydney. ​(just a bit west of George Street) Telephone 26-2685. 
-2665 + 
-110.4, +=====A Noble Deed He'​s ​No Piker.===== 
-it4,446 + 
-Page 17 THE SYDNEY BUSHTALT= August, 1971 +Friends of Dorothy Noble and Alan Pike, together with an older generation of walkers, friends of Grace and John Noble, foregathered in three places (not simultaneously) on the stormy afternoon and night of July 24th for an engagement ​party. 
-Septamber 24,​25,​26 ​Don and Doone have a bike ride of about 100 miles from Rylstone to Singleton right through,the heart of the Northern Blue Mountains. The whole area is sprinkled with strange-looking mountains and by riding a bike you get to see in a couple of days what would + 
-otherwise take four o-z five. +First at the Shapperts'​ Tamarama home overlooking ​a violent ocean for buffet dinner then on to Jess Martin'​s at South Coogee for coffee and the presentationfinally to the Jane Street Theatre to see Gordon Chater as King Edward ​__VIII__. 
-September 24,25,26 - Tony Denham has a walk in the Budawangs which should attract a good roll-up for more than the usual Budawany.reasons. It is of moderate length and it takes in places that most members would not have seen, such as Sluiee Box Falls and Munnuldi Falls, to say nothing of Hidden Valley, the place that no one seems to have the time to visit when they are shooting through to the. Castle-TZt.Owen.area. + 
-September 26 - Now that train fares are getting out of hand, why not come with Peter Levandor on a good day walk to the higher mountains? The Megalong is a pleasant few hours from Sydney, and after doing this classic day walk you will feel as content as if you had done a camp trip. The historic Six Foot Track is the gateway to a wonderful day'​s ​walking+Owen Marks made the presentation,​ the box being labelled "​He'​s no piker" and "​It'​s a Noble deed" - hence the title. In his speech Owen said it was about time Alan got engaged. (Did someone murmur ​something ​about pots and kettles). In reply, Alan explained it was all Owen's doing"​. ​We think he meant the party. 
-September 26 - Dare Cotton knows his bees and after showing you + 
-around his Apiary there will be an easy walk to .see how the wildflowers - are. +It was nice to re-meet old hands like Miriam and Wal Roots, Elsa and Malc McGregor, Hilma and Alex Colley, Ray Kirkby - not to mention Jess and the Nobles, who were amongst the executive. 
-September 26 - Esme Biddulph has everything well oranised for a scenic tour of The Bluff and :tiro Trig. Please consult the programme where detailed arrangements are given. + 
-#​*********** +=====Federation Report - July 1971.===== 
-A NOBLE DEED - HE'S ITO PIKER. + 
-Friends of Dorothy Noble and Alan Pike, together with an older generation of walkers, friends of Grace and John Noble, foregathered in three places (not simultaneously) on the stormy afternoon and night of July 24th for an engagement ​Party+by Ray Hookway
-First at the Shapperts'​ Tamarama home overlookin. ​a violent ocean for buffet dinner then on tn Jess Martin'​s at South Coogee for coffee and the presentation finally to the Jane Street ​'Theatre to '​See ​Gordon Chater as King Edward ​VIII+
-Owen Marks made the presentation,​ the box being labelled "​He'​s no piker" and "​It'​s a 70ble deed" - hence the title. In his speech Owen +
-said it was about time Alan got engaged. (Did someone murmur ​some- +
-thing about pots and kettles). In reply, Alan explained it was all +
-Owen's doing"​. "​To ​think he meant the party. +
-1  ​It was nice to re-meet old hands like Miriam and Tal Roots, Elsa and Male McGregor, Hilma and Alex Colley, Ray Kirkby - not to mention Jess and the Nobles, who wore amongst the executive. +
-#​*********** +
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHTALKER August,​ 1971 +
-FEDERATION REPORT ​ JULY? 1971.  by Ray Hookway+
 The July meeting was a combined monthly and annual general meeting and elections for new office bearers for 1971-72 were held. The July meeting was a combined monthly and annual general meeting and elections for new office bearers for 1971-72 were held.
 +
 Affiliation was sought by the National Parks Association and by a newly formed club, the Mosman Bushwalking Club. Affiliation was sought by the National Parks Association and by a newly formed club, the Mosman Bushwalking Club.
-Federation Ball  Due to a double booking the ball will now be held at Unisearch House opposite the University of N.S.7. in Anzac Parade. The date is September 17th and the price is 34.00 per ticket. + 
-Closure of Catchment Area  The 7Tater ​Board is to initiate a system to +====Federation Ball==== 
-close off the Catchment Area to walkers during controlled burns. Federation and Paddy Pallin will be advised of the exact times beforehand and it will be the responsibility of walkers to ensure that the area is open-. The Trater ​Board has also complained of lack of cooperation from walkers in the Catchment Area. Talkers ​have refused to produce proof of identity when challenged by Board employees. Club members are requested to carry club badges or fee receipts when walking in the Catchment Area and to produce these if requested by Board rangers. + 
-Search and Rescue Practice ​ 121 people attended the Federation S/R Practice held at Medlow Gap on July 17th-18th, seven members representing ​S0B070 ​Three searches took place on the Saturday, and Sunday was spent in discussion and in demonstrations of techniques. +Due to a double booking the ball will now be held at Unisearch House opposite the University of N.S.W. in Anzac Parade. The date is September 17th and the price is $4.00 per ticket. 
-I led (?) one party of 35 people in a search for a Major Melville (Tony Denham) who was reported to have fallen over a cliff on a walk to Splendour Rock. He was located at the foot of Splendour Rock, raised using a sheerlegs and ropes 70ft straight up the cliff in a stretcher and carried to the top of Merrigal from where he could have been lifted by helicopter. + 
-It was an interesting exercise, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and clearly demonstrated the importance of regular ​practic30 +====Closure of Catchment Area==== 
-Note  ​The Search and Rescue Radio Field Day will be held on August ​22nd0 Intending participants should meet at 9 a.m0 at the corner of Mona Vale and McCarrs Creek Roads, ​Torrey ​Hills. They should also contact Bob Mead beforehand on 797-9669 (H). + 
-Morton National Park Access ​ Following on complaints of walkers being refused access to Morton National Park from the Mongarlowe ​Nerriga ​Road, the Goulburn Land Office has arranged an inspection of the area on +The Water Board is to initiate a system to close off the Catchment Area to walkers during controlled burns. Federation and Paddy Pallin will be advised of the exact times beforehand and it will be the responsibility of walkers to ensure that the area is open. The Water Board has also complained of lack of cooperation from walkers in the Catchment Area. Walkers ​have refused to produce proof of identity when challenged by Board employees. Club members are requested to carry club badges or fee receipts when walking in the Catchment Area and to produce these if requested by Board rangers. 
-August 11th. Interested parties are to meet at the junction of hongarlowe ​Road and the Braidwood ​Herriga ​Road at 10.30 a.m. + 
-The monthly general ​mooting ​closed at 8.26 p.m0 and the Annual General Meeting commenced. +====Search and Rescue Practice==== 
-Affiliation Fees for Federation are to remain the same at 10 cents per caPita ​with a minimum of for metropolitan clubs and a flat for country clubs. + 
-Vag* L9 NUSIPIAIRON +121 people attended the Federation S/R Practice held at Medlow Gap on July 17th-18th, seven members representing ​S.B.W. ​Three searches took place on the Saturday, and Sunday was spent in discussion and in demonstrations of techniques. 
-Election of Office Bearers ​ 1971-72  + 
-Augum*, 19/1 +I led (?) one party of 35 people in a search for a Major Melville (Tony Denham) who was reported to have fallen over a cliff on a walk to Splendour Rock. He was located at the foot of Splendour Rock, raised using a sheerlegs and ropes 70ft straight up the cliff in a stretcher and carried to the top of Merrigal from where he could have been lifted by helicopter. 
-President + 
-Senior Vice President Junior Vice President Secretary +It was an interesting exercise, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and clearly demonstrated the importance of regular ​practice. 
-Assistant Secretary ​Tr:6P6surer + 
-Minute Secretary +__Note__ - The Search and Rescue Radio Field Day will be held on August ​22nd. Intending participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Mona Vale and McCarrs Creek Roads, ​Terrey ​Hills. They should also contact Bob Mead beforehand on 797-9669 (H). 
-Public Relations Officer Information Officer + 
-Asst. Information Officer Search & Rescue Director +====Morton National Park Access==== 
-It If "​ Secretary + 
-Field Officer +Following on complaints of walkers being refused access to Morton National Park from the Mongarlowe ​Merriga ​Road, the Goulburn Land Office has arranged an inspection of the area on August 11th. Interested parties are to meet at the junction of Mongarlowe ​Road and the Braidwood ​Merriga ​Road at 10.30 a.m. 
-Rock Rescue + 
-Conserv.ation ​Bureau Chairman Tracks and Access +The monthly general ​meeting ​closed at 8.26 p.m. and the Annual General Meeting commenced. 
-Auditor + 
-Ray Hookway Gordon Edgecombe +====Affiliation Fees==== 
-Nin Melville + 
-Phil Butt +For Federation are to remain the same at 10 cents per capita ​with a minimum of $2 for metropolitan clubs and a flat $2 for country clubs. 
-Amanda Stark Ken Lowe + 
-Jean Edgecombe (To be appointed) Wilf Hilder Bob Pallin Nin Melville Heather Thite Bill Smith Bruce Postle +====Election of Office Bearers 1971-72 ​==== 
-3-ordon Edgecombe + 
-Bob Snedden ​Joy Nicols +|President|Ray Hookway|SBW| 
-SET MIT CM +|Senior Vice President|Gordon Edgecombe|CMW| 
-SBT KBC YHACC +|Junior Vice President|Nin Melville|CMW| 
-ClE7 +|Secretary|Phil Butt|SBW| 
-SB17 SB1.7 C.Wr SB17 YHAC C +|Assistant Secretary|Amanda Stark|KBC| 
-SRC ClErr MET +|Treasurer|Ken Lowe|YHACC| 
-Search and Rescue Report ​During the last five years there have been 60 alerts resulting in 26 searches and 15 incidentsEleven injured people have been rescued, ten of whom had fallen ​dawn cliffs. Five bodies were recovered, four of them from drowning. +|Minute Secretary|Jean Edgecombe|CMW| 
-It can be seen that the S/R Section performs a very valuable function and it should be supported by all members in all ways 'possible. +|Public Relations Officer|(To be appointed)| | 
-Treasurer'​s Report ​1971 finished with l,5lO89 in the general account +|Information Officer|Wilf Hilder|SBW| 
-and 2391.86 in the Search & Rescue account. The expenses of S/R this year will be reasonably high due to the planned purchase of new gear. Members support for thc Ball Raffle is requested. +|Asst. Information Officer|Bob Pallin|SBW| 
-#​**********#​ +|Search & Rescue Director|Nin Melville|CMW| 
-nlIBERSHIP NOTES - by Barbara Bruce, +|Search & Rescue ​Secretary|Heather White|SBW| 
-Membership Secretary +|Field Officer|Bill Smith|YHACC| 
-The following are the now members welcomed into the S,B.7. in July: +|Rock Rescue|Bruce Postle|SRC| 
-1. Paul Sharp, who gave a lecture to the Club in 1970 the effects on Conservation of the recent Immigration policy - and decided he would like to join us. +|Conservation ​Bureau Chairman|Gordon Edgecombe|CMW| 
-2. John Campbell, a a?​.nadian ​who has been in Australia ​Ebout fourmonths and would like to see some of the country under our auspices. +|Tracks and Access|Bob Snedden|CMW| 
-30 Robin Plumb, Laurie ​Quaket's'​18iStor, who has been around for yearsbut only decided to become a member at the time of our Swimming Carnival- Instructional in January. Robin has two young sons who have already been introduced to the bush in an appropriate manner at the last reunion. +|Auditor|Joy Nicols| | 
-Page 20 THE SYDNEY BUSH7LLICER 1-iugust9 1971 + 
-4. Peter Donnelly has become pretty well known to me during the last 6 +====Search and Rescue Report==== 
-months, since he and I both work in the Department of Medicine at Sydney + 
-University. Peter is a particularly keen bushwalker, has been on overseas ​mountainclimbing ​expeditions (and plans to go on more) and has many other varied interests.+During the last five years there have been 60 alerts resulting in 26 searches and 15 incidentsEleven injured people have been rescued, ten of whom had fallen ​dOwn cliffs. Five bodies were recovered, four of them from drowning. 
 + 
 +It can be seen that the S/R Section performs a very valuable function and it should be supported by all members in all ways possible.
 + 
 +====Treasurer'​s Report==== 
 + 
 +1971 finished with $l,5lO.89 ​in the general account and $391.86 in the Search & Rescue account. The expenses of S/R this year will be reasonably high due to the planned purchase of new gear. Members support for the Ball Raffle is requested. 
 + 
 +=====Membership Notes.===== 
 + 
 +- by Barbara Bruce, Membership Secretary
 + 
 +The following are the new members welcomed into the S,B.W. in July: 
 + 
 +1. Paul Sharp, who gave a lecture to the Club in 1970 the effects on Conservation of the recent Immigration policy - and decided he would like to join us. 
 + 
 +2. John Campbell, a Canadian ​who has been in Australia ​about four months and would like to see some of the country under our auspices. 
 + 
 +3. Robin Plumb, Laurie ​Quaken'​s ​sister, who has been around for years but only decided to become a member at the time of our Swimming Carnival-Instructional in January. Robin has two young sons who have already been introduced to the bush in an appropriate manner at the last reunion. 
 + 
 +4. Peter Donnelly has become pretty well known to me during the last 6 months, since he and I both work in the Department of Medicine at Sydney University. Peter is a particularly keen bushwalker, has been on overseas ​mountain-climbing ​expeditions (and plans to go on more) and has many other varied interests. 
 5. Peter Martin is a quite new addition to our Club and seems to desire the serenity of the bush on weekends after work and study during the week. Peter is now flourishing a bushy ginger beard. 5. Peter Martin is a quite new addition to our Club and seems to desire the serenity of the bush on weekends after work and study during the week. Peter is now flourishing a bushy ginger beard.
-There wore two new members admitted at the August Committee Meetingg 
-1. Ray Carter, an experienced walker who has been on trips with member Evan 7illiams of the bushwalking colony at Oatley. 
-2. Don Hitchcock,​who has walked with some of the Queensland walking clubs, as well as in Canada where he spent three years as a teacher. 
-In June and July 16 people joined up as Prospective Members. They 
-Victor Mason, Peter Miller, Pauline Brown (Lesley Page's mother), Bronwyn Shelpor, Phillip Miller, Brenda-Scerri,​ Joamy Smith, Lynne Carrodus, Patricia Stewart, Robert Bagatella, David Bever (from Melbourne), Dennis Brown, Robert Hodgson, John Horrocks, Allan Miller and Johanna Powilanska. 
-My regular warning telling Prospectives that they are due to apply for Membership by the end of August, goes to 
-Mx. Joan Chauvet, Mr. Alan Fall, Miss Nora Freeman, Mr. Laurie 
-McGeechan, Mrs. Sylvia McGoechan, Mr. Mitch Meyer, Miss Jeanette Pennell, 
-Mr. George Porebski, Mr. Richard Saxby, Miss June Tyrrell, Mrs. Linda 7i1helm, Mr. Tom 7i1ho1m, Kiss Barbara Young and Miss Kelly Zeismer. 
-************ 
-A public meeting was held in Sydney Town Hall on the evening of June 28th to protest against the Clutha project. Our spy was there in the form of Nancy Alderson, who took notes of some of the main remarks of the speakers,. including the Minister for Mines, Mr. 7, Fife, and 
-Mr. J. Bullbeck of the Clutha organisation. Some interesting excerpts will be printed in the next issue..., 
-APPEAL FROM THE 'TALKS SECRETARY, who has been finding outrageous errors in stencils typed for the Spring walks programme ​ in one case a whole trip omitted.., Pat wonders if there is a typist within the Club who might be willing,at intervals of about three month the first being early in November ​ to type the stelloils, thus saing about $10.00 and producing what might well be a better job than the commercial effort. 
-are 
  
 +There were two new members admitted at the August Committee Meeting:
 +
 +1. Ray Carter, an experienced walker who has been on trips with member Evan Williams of the bushwalking colony at Oatley.
 +
 +2. Don Hitchcock, who has walked with some of the Queensland walking clubs, as well as in Canada where he spent three years as a teacher.
 +
 +In June and July 16 people joined up as Prospective Members. They are:
 +
 +Victor Mason, Peter Miller, Pauline Brown (Lesley Page's mother), Bronwyn Shelper, Phillip Miller, Brenda Scerri, Joamy Smith, Lynne Carrodus, Patricia Stewart, Robert Bagatella, David Bever (from Melbourne), Dennis Brown, Robert Hodgson, John Horrocks, Allan Miller and Johanna Powilanska.
 +
 +My regular warning telling Prospectives that they are due to apply for Membership by the end of August, goes to:
 +
 +Mr. Joan Chauvet, Mr. Alan Fall, Miss Nora Freeman, Mr. Laurie McGeechan, Mrs. Sylvia McGeechan, Mr. Mitch Meyer, Miss Jeanette Pennell, Mr. George Porebski, Mr. Richard Saxby, Miss June Tyrrell, Mrs. Linda 7i1helm, Mr. Tom Wi1holm, Miss Barbara Young and Miss Kelly Zeismer.
 +
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 +
 +A public meeting was held in Sydney Town Hall on the evening of June 28th to protest against the Clutha project. Our spy was there in the form of Nancye Alderson, who took notes of some of the main remarks of the speakers, including the Minister for Mines, Mr. W. Fife, and Mr. J. Bullbeck of the Clutha organisation. Some interesting excerpts will be printed in the next issue...
 +
 +__Appeal from the Walks Secretary__,​ who has been finding outrageous errors in stencils typed for the Spring walks programme - in one case a whole trip omitted.... Pat wonders if there is a typist within the Club who might be willing, at intervals of about three months - the first being early in November - to type the stencils, thus saving about $10.00 and producing what might well be a better job than the commercial effort.
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