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 =====The Sydney Bushwalker.===== =====The Sydney Bushwalker.=====
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney ​Bushwaikers, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. Postal Address: Box 4476, G.P.O., Sydney, N.S.W., 2001.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney ​Bushwalkers, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. Postal Address: Box 4476, G.P.O., Sydney, N.S.W., 2001.
  
 ====November 1971==== ====November 1971====
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 Minutes provoked no business, and in Correspondence we heard that Warwick Deacock'​s Ausventure Group was organising a series of Wilderness Camps; Dorothy Lawry had requested acceptance of her resignation,​ as she could no longer play an active part, but Jess Martin had written suggesting that Dorothy be offered Honorary Membership, and the Committee had eagerly adopted that line. There was advertising matter from Tasmanian Aviation Services giving prices and details of passenger transport or food-drop services. Jim Callaway felt he would not be able to get in to the Club frequently in future and had resigned as Federation Delegate - a successor was sought without immediate result. Minutes provoked no business, and in Correspondence we heard that Warwick Deacock'​s Ausventure Group was organising a series of Wilderness Camps; Dorothy Lawry had requested acceptance of her resignation,​ as she could no longer play an active part, but Jess Martin had written suggesting that Dorothy be offered Honorary Membership, and the Committee had eagerly adopted that line. There was advertising matter from Tasmanian Aviation Services giving prices and details of passenger transport or food-drop services. Jim Callaway felt he would not be able to get in to the Club frequently in future and had resigned as Federation Delegate - a successor was sought without immediate result.
  
-Alan Hedsttom ​presented the financial doings, which showed we  had received the fee for the T.V. Advertisement,​ and funds at the close of September stood at $1,083.+Alan Hedstrom ​presented the financial doings, which showed we  had received the fee for the T.V. Advertisement,​ and funds at the close of September stood at $1,083.
  
 The Walks Report contained a fairly full account of activities in September, commencing with a trip from Medlow Gap into the Cox River country led by Don Finch in lieu of Ray Hookway: seven folk went along, and there was comment on some irregular patches of burnt scrub noticed in the Wild Dog Mountains. Alan Hedstrom had been prepared to take over leadership of Jack Perry'​s Instructional week-end, but with one starter only the event was cancelled. On the Sunday were two day walks, Nancye Alderson and party of 10 prowling around historical sites in the Woodford-Linden-Faulconbridge area, while Meryl Watman, who inherited Bill Hall's trip, varied it to go from Waterfall to Engadine via Uloola, and the party numbered 14. The Walks Report contained a fairly full account of activities in September, commencing with a trip from Medlow Gap into the Cox River country led by Don Finch in lieu of Ray Hookway: seven folk went along, and there was comment on some irregular patches of burnt scrub noticed in the Wild Dog Mountains. Alan Hedstrom had been prepared to take over leadership of Jack Perry'​s Instructional week-end, but with one starter only the event was cancelled. On the Sunday were two day walks, Nancye Alderson and party of 10 prowling around historical sites in the Woodford-Linden-Faulconbridge area, while Meryl Watman, who inherited Bill Hall's trip, varied it to go from Waterfall to Engadine via Uloola, and the party numbered 14.
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 The third weekend was the occasion of the Harrison/​Finch two-way assault on the Colo-Capertee (reported in the October magazine), and two day walks on the Sunday: one was led by Jim Callaway in the Audley-Bundeena region, and attracted six starters, the other jointly conducted by Barry Zieren and Les Davidson, and passing through good wildflowers in the Mount Colah - Berowra country. The third weekend was the occasion of the Harrison/​Finch two-way assault on the Colo-Capertee (reported in the October magazine), and two day walks on the Sunday: one was led by Jim Callaway in the Audley-Bundeena region, and attracted six starters, the other jointly conducted by Barry Zieren and Les Davidson, and passing through good wildflowers in the Mount Colah - Berowra country.
  
-For the final week end there was the Finch/​Wyborn bicycle marathon across the Northern Blue Mountains to Singleton, with 8 in the group. ​Deptite ​a confusion of timber cutters'​ trails towards the Singleton end, they made it through, but rather late on Sunday. While the cyclists pedalled their way to the north-east, Tony Denham and team of 9 was in the Mount Sturgiss end of the Budawangs: they tested a report that there is a way direct from Hidden Valley towards Sluice Box Falls, but came to the conclusion it wouldn'​t "​go"​. Two easy day trips went on the last Sunday, David Cotton celebrating his Apiary-Darke'​s Forest centenary with 12 people, and Esme Biddulph'​s group of 21 (10 visitors) going to The Bluff-Euro Trig area.+For the final week end there was the Finch/​Wyborn bicycle marathon across the Northern Blue Mountains to Singleton, with 8 in the group. ​Despite ​a confusion of timber cutters'​ trails towards the Singleton end, they made it through, but rather late on Sunday. While the cyclists pedalled their way to the north-east, Tony Denham and team of 9 was in the Mount Sturgiss end of the Budawangs: they tested a report that there is a way direct from Hidden Valley towards Sluice Box Falls, but came to the conclusion it wouldn'​t "​go"​. Two easy day trips went on the last Sunday, David Cotton celebrating his Apiary-Darke'​s Forest centenary with 12 people, and Esme Biddulph'​s group of 21 (10 visitors) going to The Bluff-Euro Trig area.
  
 Federation activities were reported in the previous issue, but as a rider it was related that the protest meeting on Myall Lakes held at Anzac House on October 7, attracted a full house and and overflow attendance - probably upward of 600 people present. Federation activities were reported in the previous issue, but as a rider it was related that the protest meeting on Myall Lakes held at Anzac House on October 7, attracted a full house and and overflow attendance - probably upward of 600 people present.
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 General Business brought a report from Alex Colley on recent moves by the Colong Committee - a summary of the main features of a Colong Bulletin appears in this issue. Nancye Alderson suggested thought might be given to a representation of the Club badge on cloth for attachment to packs and the like, and it was agreed that the idea be investigated. Bill Gillam announced that he had vast quantities of wildflower seeds for Coolana plantings, and some might be made available to members at a small cost to cover expenses on work at Coolana - further advice would be given later. General Business brought a report from Alex Colley on recent moves by the Colong Committee - a summary of the main features of a Colong Bulletin appears in this issue. Nancye Alderson suggested thought might be given to a representation of the Club badge on cloth for attachment to packs and the like, and it was agreed that the idea be investigated. Bill Gillam announced that he had vast quantities of wildflower seeds for Coolana plantings, and some might be made available to members at a small cost to cover expenses on work at Coolana - further advice would be given later.
  
-Wiif Hilder and Ray Hookway then presented information on two "​coming attractions"​ which are likely to stir conservationists. One relates to a scheme to divert the new Western Highway south into the Blue Mountains National Park, rejoining the main ridge about Woodford - possibly to facilitate mining operations projected by the Clutha group! The other dealt with a new type of aerial direction finding apparatus likely to be installed as a great mesh of wires spanning a portion of the Nattai River valley. On these cheering notes we closed down at 9.15 p.m.+Wilf Hilder and Ray Hookway then presented information on two "​coming attractions"​ which are likely to stir conservationists. One relates to a scheme to divert the new Western Highway south into the Blue Mountains National Park, rejoining the main ridge about Woodford - possibly to facilitate mining operations projected by the Clutha group! The other dealt with a new type of aerial direction finding apparatus likely to be installed as a great mesh of wires spanning a portion of the Nattai River valley. On these cheering notes we closed down at 9.15 p.m.
  
 =====Echo from the Past.===== =====Echo from the Past.=====
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 My father, who at this time was just 18, had been at Sydney Grammar School, but was then in his second year at Sydney University. Myalla is a station just south of Cooma, then owned by Edward Pratt, a master at Sydney Grammar, but managed by his brother, Sam Pratt, and is now owned by Edward Pratt'​s grandchildren. In those days masters and boys from Sydney Grammar School frequently spent school holidays at Myalla. My father, who at this time was just 18, had been at Sydney Grammar School, but was then in his second year at Sydney University. Myalla is a station just south of Cooma, then owned by Edward Pratt, a master at Sydney Grammar, but managed by his brother, Sam Pratt, and is now owned by Edward Pratt'​s grandchildren. In those days masters and boys from Sydney Grammar School frequently spent school holidays at Myalla.
  
-The railway line had reached ​Gouiburn ​in 1869, and in 1875 anyone going to Cooma had to do the remaining 150-odd miles by Cobb's coach, going via Queanbeyan. My father'​s account only covers the actual ride from Myalla to Kosciusko and back, and I know nothing of his journey from Sydney to Myalla except that he left Sydney at 10.0 a.m. on December 20th, 1874, to go by train to Goulburn, thence coach to Cooma. Since he did not start on the ride until January 6th, he obviously spent Christmas at Myalla.+The railway line had reached ​Goulburn ​in 1869, and in 1875 anyone going to Cooma had to do the remaining 150-odd miles by Cobb's coach, going via Queanbeyan. My father'​s account only covers the actual ride from Myalla to Kosciusko and back, and I know nothing of his journey from Sydney to Myalla except that he left Sydney at 10.0 a.m. on December 20th, 1874, to go by train to Goulburn, thence coach to Cooma. Since he did not start on the ride until January 6th, he obviously spent Christmas at Myalla.
  
 From here I shall let my father tell his own story from his diary. From here I shall let my father tell his own story from his diary.
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 ====Wednesday,​ 6 January 1875.==== ====Wednesday,​ 6 January 1875.====
  
-"​Started from Myalla on our trip to Kosciusko. The party to ascend has sadly dwindled down - only Mr. Stephenson, Willie, Whitfeld and myself remain. Mr. Sam Pratt could not come at the last minute. We have for guide one of the men who was on the Snowy Mountains with Mr. Wallace six years ago - Jim Scully. Mr. Wallace was to have gone with us himself. Started out at 10.0 a.m., I on a tall grey horse - Greygo - Mr. Stephenson on the cob, Willie on a chestnut horse and Whitfeld on Cocky. Scully also rode and led a packhorse. Of course we all had our blankets and greatcoats strapped on our saddles. In fact we looked like a party of miners going to the diggings. (Mr. Stephenson was a friend of Edward Pratt, "7Willie" was a friend of my father, and later well-known as Dr. Camac Wilkinson; Whitfeld is believed to have been a student at Sydney Grammar; and Mr. Wallace was a former owner of "​Myalla"​ and at that time had a property near Berridale.)+"​Started from Myalla on our trip to Kosciusko. The party to ascend has sadly dwindled down - only Mr. Stephenson, Willie, Whitfeld and myself remain. Mr. Sam Pratt could not come at the last minute. We have for guide one of the men who was on the Snowy Mountains with Mr. Wallace six years ago - Jim Scully. Mr. Wallace was to have gone with us himself. Started out at 10.0 a.m., I on a tall grey horse - Greygo - Mr. Stephenson on the cob, Willie on a chestnut horse and Whitfeld on Cocky. Scully also rode and led a packhorse. Of course we all had our blankets and greatcoats strapped on our saddles. In fact we looked like a party of miners going to the diggings. (Mr. Stephenson was a friend of Edward Pratt, "Willie" was a friend of my father, and later well-known as Dr. Camac Wilkinson; Whitfeld is believed to have been a student at Sydney Grammar; and Mr. Wallace was a former owner of "​Myalla"​ and at that time had a property near Berridale.)
  
 "We did not halt at all during the day and at 6.0 p.m. arrived at Kalkite - a station of Mr. Donald Ryrie'​s - 35 miles from Myalla. We invited ourselves to stay the night, as indeed seems the country fashion to use other peoples'​ homes almost as inns. Mr. and Mrs. Ryrie were very kind and asked us to stay a night at Kalkite on our way back from the mountains. Of course, we gladly accepted. "We did not halt at all during the day and at 6.0 p.m. arrived at Kalkite - a station of Mr. Donald Ryrie'​s - 35 miles from Myalla. We invited ourselves to stay the night, as indeed seems the country fashion to use other peoples'​ homes almost as inns. Mr. and Mrs. Ryrie were very kind and asked us to stay a night at Kalkite on our way back from the mountains. Of course, we gladly accepted.
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 Golf shoes.\\ Golf shoes.\\
 Sneakers.\\ Sneakers.\\
-Sandshoes (volleytype ​tread).\\+Sandshoes (volley-type ​tread).\\
 Sandshoes (other).\\ Sandshoes (other).\\
 Gym boots. Gym boots.
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 We left Uralla before lunchtime on the Monday, after receiving some local information from the Town Clerk, and then plodded along the road out to Dangar'​s property "​Gostwyck",​ where we had a delightful camp on fragrant pine noodles under a tall row of pines near the sheep dip. We left Uralla before lunchtime on the Monday, after receiving some local information from the Town Clerk, and then plodded along the road out to Dangar'​s property "​Gostwyck",​ where we had a delightful camp on fragrant pine noodles under a tall row of pines near the sheep dip.
  
-Away early next morning out on the Enmore Road, and into Sherwood Forest where we camped for a couple of days, being very hospitably entertained by 78 year-old Sam Dodds, a pensioner/​prospector who lived alone (except for his dog) in a self-built slab and bark hut. He was very pleased to have such good listeners and, to show us his prowess as a miner, led us down into his gold mine. Very reluctantly I followed him and my friends, down his home-made sapling ladders (which could be felt pulling out slighty ​from the wall of the shaft as we descended) to the 80-ft. level where he had cut a cross-shaft,​ the main shaft being another 40-ft deep. Mr. Dodd lit a candle a few feet inside the entrance to the cross-shaft and the flame promptly disappeared;​ we beat a hasty retreat due to the bad air and this time I was first out of the shaft!+Away early next morning out on the Enmore Road, and into Sherwood Forest where we camped for a couple of days, being very hospitably entertained by 78 year-old Sam Dodds, a pensioner/​prospector who lived alone (except for his dog) in a self-built slab and bark hut. He was very pleased to have such good listeners and, to show us his prowess as a miner, led us down into his gold mine. Very reluctantly I followed him and my friends, down his home-made sapling ladders (which could be felt pulling out slightly ​from the wall of the shaft as we descended) to the 80-ft. level where he had cut a cross-shaft,​ the main shaft being another 40-ft deep. Mr. Dodd lit a candle a few feet inside the entrance to the cross-shaft and the flame promptly disappeared;​ we beat a hasty retreat due to the bad air and this time I was first out of the shaft!
  
-Our host claimed that his powers as a water diviner helped him in his search for gold and gave us a demonstration,​ walking along with a forked peach twig which began to tremble and then to bend toward the ground, the old man obviously exerting some effort to keep the dowsing rod horizontal. He suggested we try it and Jeane held one of the forks whilst he held the other. The twig behaved exactly the same and Jean said she could feel a power pulling the point of the fork downwards. I have always been sceptical of divining but, on the insistence of my friends, could not escape my turn. when I held the fork and followed the same track as Jean, the rod did not behave so positively as before. Old Sam said grey or blue-eyed people made much more successful ​diiners ​than the brown-eyed!+Our host claimed that his powers as a water diviner helped him in his search for gold and gave us a demonstration,​ walking along with a forked peach twig which began to tremble and then to bend toward the ground, the old man obviously exerting some effort to keep the dowsing rod horizontal. He suggested we try it and Jeane held one of the forks whilst he held the other. The twig behaved exactly the same and Jean said she could feel a power pulling the point of the fork downwards. I have always been sceptical of divining but, on the insistence of my friends, could not escape my turn. When I held the fork and followed the same track as Jean, the rod did not behave so positively as before. Old Sam said grey or blue-eyed people made much more successful ​diviners ​than the brown-eyed!
  
 Mr. Dodd said he always called each of his claims after a brand of whisky, the present one being "​Glenkinchie"​. He was always hopeful some wealthy concern would buy him out. Mr. Dodd said he always called each of his claims after a brand of whisky, the present one being "​Glenkinchie"​. He was always hopeful some wealthy concern would buy him out.
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 Up till now we had had perfect weather, but then it started to rain and, when it rains on the North Coast, it comes in inches. Near Kunderang Creek we sheltered one night in an old slab building, which later we found to be part of "​Kunderang"​ Station. As it was Gordon'​s birthday, a special damper was made in a camp oven we found in the hut. Up till now we had had perfect weather, but then it started to rain and, when it rains on the North Coast, it comes in inches. Near Kunderang Creek we sheltered one night in an old slab building, which later we found to be part of "​Kunderang"​ Station. As it was Gordon'​s birthday, a special damper was made in a camp oven we found in the hut.
  
-By this time the river was rising very rapiily, so we made as much speed as possible down stream. The main river was impossible to ford and we had difficulty in crossing side streams, every depression and gully was running deeply.+By this time the river was rising very rapidly, so we made as much speed as possible down stream. The main river was impossible to ford and we had difficulty in crossing side streams, every depression and gully was running deeply.
  
 At "​Kunderang"​ homestead Mr. Alex McDonald, who was alone except for his father (on a visit) and two aboriginal stockmen, kindly allowed us to use an old slab building for shelter. This I believe was the original home, one room and a kitchen. A large open fireplace was equipped with chains in the chimney and we soon made ourselves comfortable. The "​Kunderang"​ homestead, entirely built of red cedar, had once housed a large family, and Mr. McDonald, Senior, told us an amusing story of their efforts to bring in the family piano and other large furniture. At "​Kunderang"​ homestead Mr. Alex McDonald, who was alone except for his father (on a visit) and two aboriginal stockmen, kindly allowed us to use an old slab building for shelter. This I believe was the original home, one room and a kitchen. A large open fireplace was equipped with chains in the chimney and we soon made ourselves comfortable. The "​Kunderang"​ homestead, entirely built of red cedar, had once housed a large family, and Mr. McDonald, Senior, told us an amusing story of their efforts to bring in the family piano and other large furniture.
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 I am sure we could have successfully completed the planned trip, as we heard later a mob of cattle had been taken through the day before we arrived in Comara - but country people think City folk are incompetent and I am sure they had visions of searching some wild and rough country for us. I am sure we could have successfully completed the planned trip, as we heard later a mob of cattle had been taken through the day before we arrived in Comara - but country people think City folk are incompetent and I am sure they had visions of searching some wild and rough country for us.
  
-Despite the inceasant ​rain we had had an enjoyable holiday, met some delightful people and seen interesting and beautiful country, and after boarding the train at Kempsey for Sydney, an uneventful journey home.+Despite the incessant ​rain we had had an enjoyable holiday, met some delightful people and seen interesting and beautiful country, and after boarding the train at Kempsey for Sydney, an uneventful journey home.
  
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 ====Boyd Plateau==== ====Boyd Plateau====
  
-Two representatives of the Colong Committee saw the Minister for Mines and Conservation in August. They were assured the future of the Boyd area would be reviewed, and no furter ​forestry operations in Konangaroo State Forest were currently proposed. (However, on September 10 an area of 1250 acres near Council Creek, an upper tributary of the Kowmung System, was gazetted for addition to the Konangaroo State Forest. The Committee has written the Minister expressing its concern)+Two representatives of the Colong Committee saw the Minister for Mines and Conservation in August. They were assured the future of the Boyd area would be reviewed, and no further ​forestry operations in Konangaroo State Forest were currently proposed. (However, on September 10 an area of 1250 acres near Council Creek, an upper tributary of the Kowmung System, was gazetted for addition to the Konangaroo State Forest. The Committee has written the Minister expressing its concern)
  
 ====Bungonia Area==== ====Bungonia Area====
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 It was evident that the Southern Portland Cement Co. had already illegally dumped spoil into reserves, and sought the right to dump additional mullock into headwaters of Barbers Creek. It was evident that the Southern Portland Cement Co. had already illegally dumped spoil into reserves, and sought the right to dump additional mullock into headwaters of Barbers Creek.
  
-The Warden'​s ​judgment ​reduced the area of lease for depositing spoil from 400 acres to 138 acres, and required the building of retaining walls and revegetation of the area. So far as consistent with safety the public were to have access to the leased area. It should be noted that the Warden'​s role is advisory, and responsibility for allowing the violation to continue is now entirely a question for the Minister and the Government.+The Warden'​s ​judgement ​reduced the area of lease for depositing spoil from 400 acres to 138 acres, and required the building of retaining walls and revegetation of the area. So far as consistent with safety the public were to have access to the leased area. It should be noted that the Warden'​s role is advisory, and responsibility for allowing the violation to continue is now entirely a question for the Minister and the Government.
  
 __Note:__ Daily papers on November 3rd contained a report that State Cabinet had discussed the termination of leases for mining limestone at Mount Armour (Colong). However there were indications that alternative mining operations at Marulan may result in damage to the famous "​slot"​ on Bungonia Creek. __Note:__ Daily papers on November 3rd contained a report that State Cabinet had discussed the termination of leases for mining limestone at Mount Armour (Colong). However there were indications that alternative mining operations at Marulan may result in damage to the famous "​slot"​ on Bungonia Creek.
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 by Pat Harrison, Walks Secretary. by Pat Harrison, Walks Secretary.
  
-|December 3,​4,​5|Another chance to see the Myall Lakes and thus be better equipped to argue the case for their conservation and to press yotir local parliamentary representative to do something about it.|+|December 3,​4,​5|Another chance to see the Myall Lakes and thus be better equipped to argue the case for their conservation and to press your local parliamentary representative to do something about it.|
 |December 3 4,5|Ray Hookway has one of the old favorite classic trips in the Kanangra-Kowmung region. Spectacular views from the Wa1ls, a steep dropdown from Cambage Spire to the glorious Kowmung, then take your choice of Lilos or Shanks'​s Pony for the scenic passage of Bulga Denis. A good steady climb back to the Walls on Sunday by way of Roots Ridge. (See footnote * ).| |December 3 4,5|Ray Hookway has one of the old favorite classic trips in the Kanangra-Kowmung region. Spectacular views from the Wa1ls, a steep dropdown from Cambage Spire to the glorious Kowmung, then take your choice of Lilos or Shanks'​s Pony for the scenic passage of Bulga Denis. A good steady climb back to the Walls on Sunday by way of Roots Ridge. (See footnote * ).|
 |December 4,5|Roger Gowing, one of our wandering sons, has come home again and has immediately set an example by leading several trips. This one is an Abseiling Instructional at Mt. Wilson. Here's your chance to escape the coastal heat for a couple of days and to learn something at the same time. Alan Pike is co-leader.| |December 4,5|Roger Gowing, one of our wandering sons, has come home again and has immediately set an example by leading several trips. This one is an Abseiling Instructional at Mt. Wilson. Here's your chance to escape the coastal heat for a couple of days and to learn something at the same time. Alan Pike is co-leader.|
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 |December 10,​11,​12|The Hon. Walks Sec. has a leg stretcher to Barrington. Plenty of fire roads, but we shall avoid them after we complete the 4,000 ft ascent to the Tops, where we shall begin with an inspection of the cunningly concealed Selby Alley Hut, then a dash across the alpine plains to try our hand with the trout in the Barrington River and Brumlow Creek, before camping near Brumlow Hut on Saturday. A visit to the Beean Beean Plain on Sunday morning, then back to Barrington House via Carey'​s Peak and the Antarctic Beeches. The walk passes through a wide vegetation range... Blue Gums and Rain Forest on the Williams River track, Rain Forest and Antarctic Beeches on the way to the Tops, then Snow Grass and Snow Gums.| |December 10,​11,​12|The Hon. Walks Sec. has a leg stretcher to Barrington. Plenty of fire roads, but we shall avoid them after we complete the 4,000 ft ascent to the Tops, where we shall begin with an inspection of the cunningly concealed Selby Alley Hut, then a dash across the alpine plains to try our hand with the trout in the Barrington River and Brumlow Creek, before camping near Brumlow Hut on Saturday. A visit to the Beean Beean Plain on Sunday morning, then back to Barrington House via Carey'​s Peak and the Antarctic Beeches. The walk passes through a wide vegetation range... Blue Gums and Rain Forest on the Williams River track, Rain Forest and Antarctic Beeches on the way to the Tops, then Snow Grass and Snow Gums.|
 |December 10,​11,​12|David'​s Bees will be in the background this weekend as he conducts an exploration of the Darkes Forest area, commencing with a barbecue on Friday night. And all of this is only 35 miles from Sydney.| |December 10,​11,​12|David'​s Bees will be in the background this weekend as he conducts an exploration of the Darkes Forest area, commencing with a barbecue on Friday night. And all of this is only 35 miles from Sydney.|
-|Deember ​11,​12|Nancye Alderson has an easy swimming trip to Woods Creek, the locale for many a successful Reunion. Walking will be minimal and taxis will be used beyond Richmond.|+|December ​11,​12|Nancye Alderson has an easy swimming trip to Woods Creek, the locale for many a successful Reunion. Walking will be minimal and taxis will be used beyond Richmond.|
 |December 12|Kath Brown reckons that, with some of the regular day-walk leaders unavailable,​ there could be a shortage of easy day trips to beaches on the summer programme. Hence this walk to Burning Palms going out on the top trail, down the Squeeze Hole track, and returning via the Palm Jungle.| |December 12|Kath Brown reckons that, with some of the regular day-walk leaders unavailable,​ there could be a shortage of easy day trips to beaches on the summer programme. Hence this walk to Burning Palms going out on the top trail, down the Squeeze Hole track, and returning via the Palm Jungle.|
 |December 18,19|Bob Younger leads one of the favorite walks of yesteryear. Saturday morning start, only a moderate distance to cover, swimming, a popular leader, and a Test Walk.| |December 18,19|Bob Younger leads one of the favorite walks of yesteryear. Saturday morning start, only a moderate distance to cover, swimming, a popular leader, and a Test Walk.|
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 (b) Lilos used should be of robust material - NOT thin plastic fabric. (b) Lilos used should be of robust material - NOT thin plastic fabric.
  
 +=====Membership Notes.=====
 +
 +by Geoff Mattingley, Membership Secretary
 +
 +Hullo folks of World! This is your new Membership Secretary speaking. As you will have read, Barbara Bruce has resigned from the position, and I have taken over, making a bad start on the job by not having any Membership Notes ready in time for the last Magazine. However, to make up, here's a double issue.
 +
 +During October, three people were accepted to membership of the club. They were Alan Fall, June Tyrrell and Jane Parish. During November, only one person became a member - Peter Munday. Congratulations,​ all!
 +
 +We extend a warm welcome to the following new prospective members:
 +
 +Christine Kirkby, Margaret Long, Joan Finlay, Dudley Finley, Ken Stuckey, Janet Studdert, Clifford Jones, Ian Cook, Rod Peters, Peter Nex, Francis Richards, Rosemary Edmunds, Jim Gardner, Anne Finedon, John Ellis, Louise Burn, Jean Logie.
 +
 +And now a warning to the following prospectives,​ whose term expires at the end of November, and who should either be ready to appear before Committee on December 1st, or request an extension of their prospective membership:
 +
 +Parbpra Altorjai, Stuart Conroy, Barbara Gorrie, Susan Hancock, Cedric Leathbridge,​ Phillip Miller, Kay Piper, Louise Rowen, Frank Wyndham, Zenda Spry, Edmund Becus, Barry Foy, Marie Hancock, Valerie Hannaford, Victor Mason, Michael Owens, Barry Rowe, Brenda Scerri, Hugh Stark.
  
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-ME2137RSHIP NOTES by Geoff Mattingley Membership Secretary 
-Hullo folks of World! This is your new Membership Secretary speaking. As you will have read, Barbara Bruce has resigned from the position, and I have taken over, making a bad start on the job by not having any Membership Notes ready in time for the last Magazine. However, to make up, hero's a double issue. 
-During October, three people ',lore accepted to membership of the club. They wore Alan Fall, June Tyrrell and Jane Parish. During November, only one person became a member ​ Peter Munday. Congratulations,​ all 
-e extend a warm welcome to the following new prospective members 
-Christine Kirkby Margaret Long Joan Finlay Dudley Finley Ken Stuckey Janet Studdert 
-Clifford Jones Ian Cook 
-Rod Peters Peter Pox Francis Richards Rosemary Edmunds 
-Jim Gardner Anne Fined-on John Ellis Louise Burn Jean Logie 
-And now a warning to the following prospectivos,​ whose term expires at the end of November, and who should either be ready to appear before Committee on December 1st, or request an extension of their prospective 
-membership 
-Parbpra Altorjai Kay Piper 
-Stuart Conroy Louise Rowon 
-Barbara Gorrie Frank 7yndham 
-Susan Hancock Zenda Spry 
-Cedric Leathbridgo Edmund Becus 
-."​Phillip Miller Barry Foy 
-Marie Hancock Valerie Hannaford 
-Victor Mason Michael Owens Barry Rowe 
-Brenda Scorni Hugh Stark 
 I would be grateful if readers who may be in contact with any of these people could pass on the message. I would be grateful if readers who may be in contact with any of these people could pass on the message.
-*************** + 
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER November,​ 1971 +=====Federation Notes - October, 1971===== 
-Federation Notes - October, 1971 by Ray Hookway + 
-The mood of the October meeting was somewhat dampened by the resignation of Ninian Melville as Director of Search and Rescue. Nin, who has filled this rale for 13 years, spoke feelingly of his regret at leaving and expressed his gratitude for the loyalty and support he had received over the years from his associates in S. and R. In accepting his resignation the meeting expressed its regret and thanked Nin for the magnificient ​job he has done in building up and maintaining the high efficience ​of Federation Search and Rescue over the past years.+by Ray Hookway 
 + 
 +The mood of the October meeting was somewhat dampened by the resignation of Ninian Melville as Director of Search and Rescue. Nin, who has filled this role for 13 years, spoke feelingly of his regret at leaving and expressed his gratitude for the loyalty and support he had received over the years from his associates in S. and R. In accepting his resignation the meeting expressed its regret and thanked Nin for the magnificent ​job he has done in building up and maintaining the high efficiency ​of Federation Search and Rescue over the past years. 
 Mr. Robert Pallin was elected to the position of Director of Search and Rescue. Mr. Robert Pallin was elected to the position of Director of Search and Rescue.
-Rescue at Carlons Head 44 S. and R. personnel, 4 policemen and one + 
-N.P.7.L.Sranger participated in the rescue of Ian Olsen of the GOT who +====Rescue at Carlons Head==== 
-fell about 10 ft. from the bottom of the first section of Canons ​chains and rolled about 40 ft. Ian was lowered to the bottom and whisked off to Prince Henry Hospital by Air Force Helicopter and is now up and about without any after effects. Both Ian and his parents have written to + 
-Federation to express their appreciation of the help rendered by the +44 S. and R. personnel, 4 policemen and one N.P.W.L.Sranger participated in the rescue of Ian Olsen of the CMW who fell about 10 ft. from the bottom of the first section of Carlons ​chains and rolled about 40 ft. Ian was lowered to the bottom and whisked off to Prince Henry Hospital by Air Force Helicopter and is now up and about without any after effects. Both Ian and his parents have written to Federation to express their appreciation of the help rendered by the S. and R. section and Ian has made a generous donation to S. and R. funds. 
-S. and R. section and Ian has made a generous donation to S. and R. funds. + 
-Access to Morton National Park The Goulburn Land Office has written +====Access to Morton National Park==== 
-confirming the access route to the Budawang area from the west, and + 
-enclosing a map. A copy of this map showing the legal access will be posted on the SBT notice board. +The Goulburn Land Office has written confirming the access route to the Budawang area from the west, and enclosing a map. A copy of this map showing the legal access will be posted on the SBW notice board. 
-Mint Wallerawang Power Line Following on an invitation from the Electricity Commission, Federation conservation delegates, Gordon Edgecombe and I are to meet with representatives of the Commission early in November to discuss the proposed power line route. + 
-Federation Ball This year the ball committee excelled itself. Except +====Minto ​Wallerawang Power Line==== 
-for one club, all outstanding ball and raffle ticket money has been collected. This apparently is something of a record for these functions. + 
-National Parks Association membership ​After some discussion the NPA was accepted for membership of Federation. Because of the large membership and the composition of the NPA, affiliation fees are to be determined by the next Federation annual general meeting meanwhile a nominal affiliation ​foe of 30 is to be charged. +Following on an invitation from the Electricity Commission, Federation conservation delegates, Gordon Edgecombe and I are to meet with representatives of the Commission early in November to discuss the proposed power line route. 
-New ladders at the Golden Stairs, Katoomba ​The CBC has informed ​Tilf + 
-}alder ​that there is a new set of ladders on the Golden Stairs. +====Federation Ball==== 
-Search and Rescue Committee ​The Search and Rescue section of Federation + 
-are anxious to obtain more participation by the various member clubs. +This year the ball committee excelled itself. Except for one club, all outstanding ball and raffle ticket money has been collected. This apparently is something of a record for these functions. 
-They propose to increase the size of the committee and are calling for at least 10 members from each club. Meetings are to be held once a month + 
-and film nights, demonstrations and first aid classed are to be arranged. +====National Parks Association membership==== 
-Interested members should contact Heather ​white (98-6526) direct. + 
-Page 19 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER November,​ 1971 +After some discussion the NPA was accepted for membership of Federation. Because of the large membership and the composition of the NPA, affiliation fees are to be determined by the next Federation annual general meeting meanwhile a nominal affiliation ​fee of $30 is to be charged. 
-Clutha ​ Latest news is that the Minister for Mines has withdrawn permission for Clutha to prospect for or mine coal in the Blue Mountains. The real reasons for the repeal will probably never be known but it is certain that the vigorous protestations of the Blue Mountains residents played a large part. The lesson to be learnt from this incident is that individuals can exercise their rights and get results by combining their efforts. Have you written to your member lately about Myall Lakes or Clutha on the South Coast? If not, why not? + 
-********** +====New ladders at the Golden Stairs, Katoomba==== 
-Dot Butler ​an Owen Marks have just returned from investigating areas around the border between N.S.T. and Queensland that might be suitable + 
-as National Barks. They popped in to see Eileen and Jack wren at Coffs Harbour ​ and received a message that the wrens wish to be +The CBC has informed ​Wilf Hilder ​that there is a new set of ladders on the Golden Stairs. 
-remembered to all their S.B.7. friends. + 
-************* +====Search and Rescue Committee==== 
-Lesley and lbville ​Page are just back from a tour of outback N.S.W. Mootwingee, out from Broken Hill, was their objective), and they were pleased with the way in which this hirAoric ​site is managed. + 
-*********** +The Search and Rescue section of Federation are anxious to obtain more participation by the various member clubs. They propose to increase the size of the committee and are calling for at least 10 members from each club. Meetings are to be held once a month and film nights, demonstrations and first aid classed are to be arranged. Interested members should contact Heather ​White (98-6526) direct. 
-Barbara Bruce, our energetic ​exMembership ​Secretary, is at present at Broken Hill, on the first leg of her working holiday tour around + 
-Australia. She has her sights ​sot on Adelaide, Melbourne, then over +====Clutha==== 
-to Tasmania... and who knows where. + 
-************ +Latest news is that the Minister for Mines has withdrawn permission for Clutha to prospect for or mine coal in the Blue Mountains. The real reasons for the repeal will probably never be known but it is certain that the vigorous protestations of the Blue Mountains residents played a large part. The lesson to be learnt from this incident is that individuals can exercise their rights and get results by combining their efforts. Have you written to your member lately about Myall Lakes or Clutha on the South Coast? If not, why not? 
-Question for topographers. ​7There ​is the Six Foot Track How many + 
-gates and fences are there on it? +---- 
-Walks leaders during October produced conflicting reports on the conditions along.the track. One party claims to have climbed over six fences; another records four 4sate and two fences. There seems to be scope for another kind of markthon... how many fences + 
-can y-ou climb over when following the track +Dot Butler ​and Owen Marks have just returned from investigating areas around the border between N.S.W. and Queensland that might be suitable as National Barks. They popped in to see Eileen and Jack Wren at Coffs Harbour ​and received a message that the Wrens wish to be remembered to all their S.B.W. friends. 
-************* + 
-The Colo River valley is an in:​triguing ​place. Once upori a time, if you wanted to "​do"​ the Colo, you did the lot, like a party back in 1934 that went from NeTileS ​right down to Upper Colo. The develotment ​of the Putty Road, and the spread of fire trails, timber cutters tracks, and so on, has made it practicable to do theColo ​in bits and pieces and in the compass of a normal ​weekend+---- 
-In the previous issue we had Pat Harrison'​s story of Stage I  Glen Davis down the Capertee and Colo and out via Culoul Range. Shortly we hope to publish Part II Boorai Creek down to Angorawa Creek  and then you'll have times and some information about the country almost all the way. + 
-Page 20. THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER November,​ 1971+Lesley and Neville ​Page are just back from a tour of outback N.S.W. Mootwingee, out from Broken Hill, was their objective, and they were pleased with the way in which this historic ​site is managed. 
-ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY. + 
-CHRISTMAS PARTY AT ATCHISON STREET; STLEONARDS.  +---- 
-Now that we have a club room where such things can happen, it is planned to hold  + 
-S.B.W. ​CHRISTMAS PARTYDECEMBER ​1971. +Barbara Bruce, our energetic ​ex-Membership ​Secretary, is at present at Broken Hill, on the first leg of her working holiday tour around Australia. She has her sights ​set on Adelaide, Melbourne, then over to Tasmania... and who knows where. 
-at THE CLUB ROOMATCHISON ST., STLEONARDS. on 1MDITESDAYDECEMBER ​15, 1971.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Question for topographers. ​Where is the Six Foot Track How many gates and fences are there on it? 
 + 
 +Walks leaders during October produced conflicting reports on the conditions along the track. One party claims to have climbed over six fences; another records four gates and two fences. There seems to be scope for another kind of marathon... how many fences 
 +can you climb over when following the track
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +The Colo River valley is an intriguing ​place. Once upon a time, if you wanted to "​do"​ the Colo, you did the lot, like a party back in 1934 that went from Newnes ​right down to Upper Colo. The development ​of the Putty Road, and the spread of fire trails, timber cutters tracks, and so on, has made it practicable to do the Colo in bits and pieces and in the compass of a normal ​week-end. 
 + 
 +In the previous issue we had Pat Harrison'​s story of Stage I Glen Davis down the Capertee and Colo and out via Culoul Range. Shortly we hope to publish Part II Boorai Creek down to Angorawa Creek and then you'll have times and some information about the country almost all the way. 
 +=====Announcement Extraordinary.===== 
 + 
 +====Christmas Party at Atchison Street, StLeonards.==== 
 + 
 +Now that we have a club room where such things can happen, it is planned to hold 
 + 
 +S.B.W. ​Christmas PartyDecember ​1971. 
 + 
 +at The Club RoomAtchison St., StLeonards. 
 + 
 +on __WednesdayDecember ​15, 1971__. 
 Drinks, both soft and hard, to be provided by the Club. Drinks, both soft and hard, to be provided by the Club.
-Members are asked to contribute to the foodstuffs, and the 
-organising gent:as, Owne Marks, offers the following suggestions2 
-Savouries. 
-Biscuits (plain and fancy) Dips 
-Potato crisps 
-Cakes 
-Cheese (multiple varieties) 
-Sandwiches. 
-Present plans include the installation for the evening of a music reproduction system, and dancing, possibly including 
-demonstrations and participation in uare Dances. 
-If you are one of those who has so far felt St. Leonards is 
-off the mapl try your luck on December 15, and you may come back again. 
  
 +Members are asked to contribute to the foodstuffs, and the organising genius, Owen Marks, offers the following suggestions:​
 +
 +Savouries, Biscuits (plain and fancy), Dips, Potato crisps, Cakes, Cheese (multiple varieties), Sandwiches.
 +
 +Present plans include the installation for the evening of a music reproduction system, and dancing, possibly including demonstrations and participation in Square Dances.
 +
 +If you are one of those who has so far felt St. Leonards is off the map, try your luck on December 15, and you may come back again.
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