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 The strain was too much, of course. In '63 he was writing with the same mixture of gravity and hope that had touched me 11 years before: The strain was too much, of course. In '63 he was writing with the same mixture of gravity and hope that had touched me 11 years before:
  
-"​Christmas,​ unfortunately,​ has been commercialised to a degree where the amount of thanksgiving and joy engendered is becoming proportional to the glamour and cost of the gift bestowed (under advertising pressure, it must be aamitted).+"​Christmas,​ unfortunately,​ has been commercialised to a degree where the amount of thanksgiving and joy engendered is becoming proportional to the glamour and cost of the gift bestowed (under advertising pressure, it must be admitted).
  
 "Only in clubs such as ours does the power of the dollar recede. It would be quite impossible, I am sure, for an observer... to decide the relative opulence of a group of say a dozen battered, be-spattered walkers, and herein lies our real strength"​. "Only in clubs such as ours does the power of the dollar recede. It would be quite impossible, I am sure, for an observer... to decide the relative opulence of a group of say a dozen battered, be-spattered walkers, and herein lies our real strength"​.
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 And thus, in two week-ends we covered the Capertee from Glen Davis, the Colo to Parr West, as well as the Culoul Range, Boorai Creek and Angorawa Creek. Next winter we hope to make an assault on the ridges across the Colo. And thus, in two week-ends we covered the Capertee from Glen Davis, the Colo to Parr West, as well as the Culoul Range, Boorai Creek and Angorawa Creek. Next winter we hope to make an assault on the ridges across the Colo.
  
 +=====Echo From The Past.=====
  
-ECHO FROM THE PAST  +(Several months ago we promised that we would re-print a poem by Kath Mackay which in our view is the best thing ever written for the Club magazine. Originally published in January 1950, surely the December/​Christmas issue is the best time to introduce it to present members, some of whom may feel as I do that the final "​stanza"​ is the nearest to a Walkers Creed they have read) 
-(Several months ago we promised that we would re-print a poem by Kath + 
-Mackay which in our view is the best thing ever written for the Club magazine. Originally published in January 1950, surely the December/ Christmas issue is the best time to introduce it to present members, some of whom may feel as I do that the final "​stanza"​ is the nearest +====Bivouac ​==== 
-to a Walkers Creed they have read) + 
-Bivouac  +Here for a span of three short days was home,// 
-Here for a span of three short days was home, +these few square yards of canvas, and some cord// 
-these few square yards of canvas, and some cord tautened by casual sticks and metal pins, +tautened by casual sticks and metal pins,// 
-the earth itself our anchor. Here we lived, tramped the bush trcks, prepared prodigious meals, pursued our pleasant necessary tasks, +the earth itself our anchor. Here we lived,// 
-ate, drank, were merry, and when evening came +tramped the bush tracks, prepared prodigious meals,\\ 
-stretched limbs well-wearied to the friendly fire, +pursued our pleasant necessary tasks,\\ 
-and warmed our hearts in kindly comradeship. Now, we depart; and on the springing turf +ate, drank, were merry, and when evening came\\ 
-scarce lingers yet the imprint of our bed. Only a whisp of fern, some blackened stones +stretched limbs well-wearied to the friendly fire,\\ 
-remain, mute witness to our sojourn here, +and warmed our hearts in kindly comradeship. 
-and in the sunlit silence blue wren flits, prospecting with his little brownie wife+ 
 +Now, we depart; and on the springing turf\\ 
 +scarce lingers yet the imprint of our bed.\\ 
 +Only a whisp of fern, some blackened stones\\ 
 +remain, mute witness to our sojourn here,\\ 
 +and in the sunlit silence blue wren flits, ​\\ 
 +prospecting with his little brownie wife\\
 for morsels hidden from the human glance. for morsels hidden from the human glance.
-There have been conquerors who strode the earth, and men acclaimed them; but the embittered soil brought forth no harvest where their feet had passed, + 
-and the torn hills might wait two decades long before the deep woods clothed their flanks again. +There have been conquerors who strode the earth,\\ 
-Paltry ambition this, and neutive+and men acclaimed them; but the embittered soil\\ 
-but fame enough: when we pock up at last our bivouac of threescore years and ten +brought forth no harvest where their feet had passed,\\ 
-sufficient if we leave no hurt to mar +and the torn hills might wait two decades long\\ 
-earth'​s face or man's: but only, where we lived may there be sunlight and such sense of peace that wanderers who come upon the place+before the deep woods clothed their flanks again. 
 + 
 +Paltry ambition this, and negative,\\ 
 +but fame enough: when we pack up at last\\ 
 +our bivouac of threescore years and ten\\ 
 +sufficient if we leave no hurt to mar\\ 
 +earth'​s face or man's: but only, where we lived\\ 
 +may there be sunlight and such sense of peace\\ 
 +that wanderers who come upon the place\\
 must pause, and say. "​Someone was happy here". must pause, and say. "​Someone was happy here".
-Page 9 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December 1971 . + 
-"f12.2...2221.12.1ta._!....z.1.21Zt111E!PEL". +====="Nice Country... Farther out".===== 
-by Jim Brawn+ 
-On the Sunday of the June holiday week-end I was returning from Mount Pomany to Nullo Mountain feeling quite pleased with myself. On this, the third time at Pomany, the weather had been kind, I had seen the views over WiddinBrook ​and the valleys to the north, and taken a few slides which I +by Jim Brown. 
-felt might be good. I had no other immediate territorial ambitions in the Nullo-Widain-Pomany country, and was just a bit sad at the thought of not + 
-coming back that way for some time. +On the Sunday of the June holiday week-end I was returning from Mount Pomany to Nullo Mountain feeling quite pleased with myself. On this, the third time at Pomany, the weather had been kind, I had seen the views over Widdin Brook and the valleys to the north, and taken a few slides which I felt might be good. I had no other immediate territorial ambitions in the Nullo-Widdin-Pomany country, and was just a bit sad at the thought of not coming back that way for some time. 
-Then, as I climbed out of the amazing saddle between Mount Cox and + 
-Nullo, I met a chap on horseback, heading outwards to Pomany with two dogs and about ten head of cattle. We exchanged the usual pleasantries,​ and he put the usual question "What are you looking for out there?"​ +Then, as I climbed out of the amazing saddle between Mount Cox and Nullo, I met a chap on horseback, heading outwards to Pomany with two dogs and about ten head of cattle. We exchanged the usual pleasantries,​ and he put the usual question "What are you looking for out there?"​ 
-It's an awkward one to answer, so I simply said I thought Pomany and + 
-its surrounds were amongst the most attractive parts of the Northern Blue Mountains. He nodded speculatively,​ and replied "​there'​s some nice country further out ... We used to have a track about 4 or 5 miles on past Ftmany". +It's an awkward one to answer, so I simply said I thought Pomany and its surrounds were amongst the most attractive parts of the Northern Blue Mountains. He nodded speculatively,​ and replied "​there'​s some nice country further out ... We used to have a track about 4 or 5 miles on past Pomany". 
-I meant to ask what he considered "nice country",​ but somehow the topic changed, and We didn't get back to it. Afterwards, when I thought about it, I became curious about this "nice country"​. Was it, I wondered, like parts of Nullo and Cameron - high basalt crowns, ​parklike, with grasses and scattered forest. Another inducement was the fact that it was probably almost' ​untrodden by other walkers. At all events, it was a good excuse for going back into the region, and furthermore it allowed me a chance to try finding the Cedar Creek route down into Widdin. Two years before, having read in a National Parks Association journal of a bush road from Nullo into Widdin via Cedar Creek, I had tried to locate it, and instead reached Widdin by a jeep trail taking a longer route to the north west down Myrtle Creek. + 
-Thus, on the same week-end in mid-September when the Finch/​Harrison two-way assault on the Colo was mounted, I took out a day's leave on the Monday, and Saturday morning saw me glissading ​northwnrd ​along the basalt mud of Nullo, finally deciding it was discreet to park on a firm patch a few miles short of Mannie Morrison'​s property at the end of the road.+I meant to ask what he considered "nice country",​ but somehow the topic changed, and we didn't get back to it. Afterwards, when I thought about it, I became curious about this "nice country"​. Was it, I wondered, like parts of Nullo and Cameron - high basalt crowns, ​park-like, with grasses and scattered forest. Another inducement was the fact that it was probably almost untrodden by other walkers. At all events, it was a good excuse for going back into the region, and furthermore it allowed me a chance to try finding the Cedar Creek route down into Widdin. Two years before, having read in a National Parks Association journal of a bush road from Nullo into Widdin via Cedar Creek, I had tried to locate it, and instead reached Widdin by a jeep trail taking a longer route to the north west down Myrtle Creek. 
 + 
 +Thus, on the same week-end in mid-September when the Finch/​Harrison two-way assault on the Colo was mounted, I took out a day's leave on the Monday, and Saturday morning saw me glissading ​northward ​along the basalt mud of Nullo, finally deciding it was discreet to park on a firm patch a few miles short of Mannie Morrison'​s property at the end of the road. 
 Rather, it used to be the end of the road, but when I passed Morrison'​s gate at 11.15 a.m., the bush road bore evidence of regular use, and there was a string of new telephone poles partnering it. About 2 miles along, the trampled mud surface ended at a most elaborate fence 8-ft. high, with a lower apron of rabbit-proof mesh. A notice said the key to the gate could be obtained from the homestead, but I felt convinced that, if there were a side trail into Cedar Creek, it must diverge hereabouts, so I elected to skirt around the fence to the east. Rather, it used to be the end of the road, but when I passed Morrison'​s gate at 11.15 a.m., the bush road bore evidence of regular use, and there was a string of new telephone poles partnering it. About 2 miles along, the trampled mud surface ended at a most elaborate fence 8-ft. high, with a lower apron of rabbit-proof mesh. A notice said the key to the gate could be obtained from the homestead, but I felt convinced that, if there were a side trail into Cedar Creek, it must diverge hereabouts, so I elected to skirt around the fence to the east.
-When I rejoined the main trail some of a mile onward, I was pretty certain I wasn't going to get down into Cedar Creek but would follow the Myrtle Creek road once again. Well, it's a pleasant walk anyway, mostly over agreeable basalt country, but finally diving down into Myrtle Creek through some wildly dissected sandstone ridges. + 
-Page 10 THE SYDNEY BUSHUALKER December 1971 +When I rejoined the main trail some 3/4 of a mile onward, I was pretty certain I wasn't going to get down into Cedar Creek but would follow the Myrtle Creek road once again. Well, it's a pleasant walk anyway, mostly over agreeable basalt country, but finally diving down into Myrtle Creek through some wildly dissected sandstone ridges. 
-............w......... + 
-About 4.0 p.m. I was out in the clear part of Myrtle Creek, following the smoothly contoured grasslands down towards Widdin. Myrtle Creek flows almost east at this point 7 the cliffs on the northern side form a high escarpment, broken by some small gullies but on the south the cliff wall +About 4.0 p.m. I was out in the clear part of Myrtle Creek, following the smoothly contoured grasslands down towards Widdin. Myrtle Creek flows almost east at this point. The cliffs on the northern side form a high escarpment, broken by some small gullies but on the south the cliff wall has broken into a chain of monoliths, all of which were glowing ​with late afternoon light. "​Myrtle Glen", the first (and only) property in the creek before you join Widdin, came up just before 5.0 p.m., and with it same illumination. The owner said there __was__ ​an old horse trail (not a road) down Cedar Creek, but it branched off well before Morrison'​s place, and to the best of his knowledge hadn't been used for some yearsApparently the story of a bush road down Cedar Creek really related to the Myrtle Creek trail I had twice followed. 
-has broken into a chain of monoliths, all of which were gloving ​with late afternoon light. "​Myrtle Glen", the first (and only) property in the creek + 
-before you join Widdin, came up just before 5.0 p.m., and with it same illu- +Now, about the way outHe couldn'​t recommend the places I had in mind, in the valleys behind King Ranch such as Turon Gully or Washpen ​CreekAnyway they wouldn'​t bring me up to the "nice country"​ I had heard about. Yes, there was some pleasant country up there, locally known as the "​Tidbinnings"​ (or he may have said "​Tinbinnings"​). It was, he told me, grassy highland country with box forest, and rather like some of the ridges I'd been over on the trail down from Nullo. Now, there was a way he'd heard about... going up Oaky Creek, just behind the stud farm "Baramul"​ and a mile or two further up Widdin: it was reputed ​to be a fairly open gully. 
-mination. The owner said there was an old horse trail (not a road) down Cedar Creek, but it branched off well before Morrison'​s place, and to the + 
-best of his knowledge hadn't been used for some yearsApparently the stOry of a bush road down Cedar Creek really related to the Myrtle Creek +I camped a mile or so further down Myrtle Creek, and made a point of being away at first light on Sunday. After all, if Oaky Creek didn't "​go",​ I had a longish trudge back to Nullo. Instead of following the road all the way, I cut across the big grassland area where Myrtle Creek, Cedar and Emu Creeks combined all converge on Widdin ​Brook, and shortly after seven o'​clock I had entered the tree line where Oaky Creek flows out into Widdin. Breakfast now, and off again before 8.0 a.m., with the creek rising steadily and curving back into the south-west. 
-trail I had twice followed. + 
-Now, about the way out He couldn'​t recommend the places I had in mind, in the valleys behind King Ranch such as Turon Gully or lashpen ​CreekAnyway they wouldn'​t bring me up to the "nice country"​ I had heard about. Yes., there was some pleasant country up there, locally known as +As my informant had said, it is a fairly open creek, with little water in its bed. Generally the floor of the stream gave the easiest ​going, ​although ​the banks were reasonably good too, the only hindrance being a fairly solid growth of some thorny variety of wattle in places. In a few spots it was rock scrambling for short stages, but there were camp-able places at intervals all the way up. The creek made height slowly, however, and it was over two hours before it breached the cliff line. A couple of side creeks entered on the left, and because they seemed to rise fairly quickly they tempted me, but I elected to stay in the main stream until, about 10.30 a.m, it was obvious I had reached a way out. At this point a very small side gully came in on the left (east), and between it and the continuation of the main creek there was a steep, but obviously negotiable slope. 
-the "​Tidbinnings"​ (or he may have said "​Tinbinnings"​). It was, he told me, grassy highland country with box forest, and rather like some of the ridges I'd been over on the trail down from Nullo amr, there was a way he'd heard about .,. going up Oaky Creek, just behind the stud farm 'Baramul"​ and + 
-a mile or two further up Vaddin: it was rem/​tea ​to be a fairly open gully. +A few hundred feet up and I was on broken basalt rock, which in places formed scree slopes a few yards in extentThis persisted until, something after 11.15 a.m. I emerged on the ridge top at a point where blue distances seemed to reach out on all sides, but the surrounding forest allowed only patchy views. Right on the crown of the ridge was a grassy area like a cricket oval, with a solitary tree in the centre. Clearly, I was in the "nice country",​ and it had to be admitted it was easy on the eyes, although the forest was less imposing than the big trees of some of the other basalt tops in the Northern Blue Mountains. 
-I camped a mile or so further down Myrtle Creek, and made a point of being away at first light on Sunday. After all, if Oaky Creek didn't "​go",​ I had a longish trudge back to Nullo. Instead of following the road all the way, I cut across the big grassland area where Myrtle Creek, Cedar and Rau Creeks combined all converge on Vaddin ​Brook, and shortly after seven o'​clock I had entered-the tree line where Oaky Creek flows out into Widdin. Breakfast now, and off again before 8.0 a. m., with the creek rising steadily and curving back into the south-west. + 
-As my informant had said, it is a fairly open creek, with little water in its bed. Generally the floor of the stream gave the e4siest ​going, ​Although ​the banks were reasonably good too, the only hindrance being a fairly solid growth of some thorny variety of'wattle in places. In a few +I dry-lunched in the cricket field, and began to work south, towards ​Pomany. Of course, the Singleton 1:250,000 map doesn'​t really tell you much, but somehow I had the impression I should angle a bit to the west around the head of gullies leading down into Widdin. In point of fact, I was so obsessed with the need to go westering home that I kept on blundering into the head of small streams all bending back towards the top of Oaky Creek. Once I found a small herd of cattle, and all the while it was this grassy landscape, lightly forested on the ridge tops, but moderately thick in some of the hollows. 
-spots it was rock scrambling for short stages, but there were camp-able + 
-places at intervals all the way up. The creek made height slowly, however, and it was over two hours before it breached the cliff line. A couple of side creeks entered on the left, and because they seemed to rise +In total I barged around for the best part of two hours without making much real progress, and was beginning to doubt that I'd even reach Pomany that night, when I topped another grassy ridge, followed it towards an obvious saddle... and bingo... a fine clear bridle trail waltzing away towards the south. 
-fairly quickly they tempted me, but I elected to stay in the main stream + 
-until, about 10.30 a.m, it was obvious I had reached a way out. At this point a very small side gully came in on the left (east), and between it and the continuation of the main creek there was a steep, but obviously negotiable slope. +Almost immediately,​ howeverI was out of the "nice country"​ and back on the sandstone, but at least there was no inducement for cattle to wander off the made trail in that harsher environment,​ and the track strode firmly along the ridge towards Pomany. Over the last mile or two there are a couple of basalt-capped hills, and these are carefully sidled by the track, which finally leads straight for the west-north-west wall of Pomany ​and emerges quite abruptly a few yards away from the rough hut at the base of the mountain. My arrival time was 4.10 p.m. 
-A few hundred feet up and I 7TIS on broken basalt rock, which in places formed scree slopes a few yards in extent This persisted until, something after 11.15 a.m. I emerged on the ridge top at a point where blue distances seemed to reach out on all sides, but the surrounding forest allowed only +
-patchy views. Right on the crown of the ridge was a grassy area like a +
-cricket oval, with a solitary tree in the centre. Clearly, I was in the +
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-Page 11 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December,​ 1971. +
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-An extra walk, not appearing on the summer programme has been set down for Sunday, January 9th4 Details are: +
-Waterfall ​ Mooray Track  Marsha Karong Heathcote Creek  Waterfall. Map Heathcote Primitive Area. Six miles, Easy, with swimming. Train  8.20 a.m. from electric Tplatforms. Tickets ​ Waterfall return. Leader ​ Meryl TTatman, Phone 57-3301 (Home). +
-Page 12 THE SYDNEY BUSHRAIKER December 1971 +
-"nice country",​ and it had to be admitted it was easy on the eyes, although the forest was less imposing than the big trees of some of the other basalt tops in the Northern Blue Mountains. +
-I dry-lunched in the cricket field, and began to work south, towards ​Pbmany. Of course, the Singleton 1:250,000 map doesn'​t really tell you much, but somehow I had the impression I should angle a bit to the west around the head of gullies leading down into Widdin. In point of fact,I was so obsessed with the need to go westering home that I kept on blundering into the head of small streams all bending back towards the top of Oaky Creek. Once I found a small herd of cattle, and all the while it was this grassy landscape, lightly forested on the ridge tops, but moderately thick in some of the hollows. +
-In total I barged around for the best part of two hours without making much real progress, and was beginning to doubt that I'd even reachPomany that night, when I topped another grassy ridge, followed it towards an obvious saddle and bingo ... a fine clear bridle trail waltzing away towards the south. +
-Almost immediately,​ however I was out of the "nice country"​ and back on the sandstone, but at leastthere was no inducement for cattle to wander off the made trail in that harsher environment,​ and the track strode firmly along the ridge towards Pomany. Over the last mile or two there are a couple of basalt-capped hills, and these are carefully sidled by the track, which finally leads straight for the west-north-west wall of Pcmany ​and emerges quite abruptly a few yards away from the rough hut at the base of the mountain. My arrival time was 4.10 p.m.+
 To all intents, that ends the tale of the "nice country",​ the Tidbiggings of Tinbinnings. Since there is water at the foot of Pomany - a rather rare thing in parts of the Northern Blue Mountains - I took my evening meal there, then notched up another couple of miles along the trail to camp in the dusk on the sidling to the west of Cox Mountain. To all intents, that ends the tale of the "nice country",​ the Tidbiggings of Tinbinnings. Since there is water at the foot of Pomany - a rather rare thing in parts of the Northern Blue Mountains - I took my evening meal there, then notched up another couple of miles along the trail to camp in the dusk on the sidling to the west of Cox Mountain.
-Monday morning brought me back past the deep saddle and up-to-NUllo, + 
-and at 11.0 p.m., almost exactly 48 hours after parking, I was back to the car. +Monday morning brought me back past the deep saddle and up to Nullo, and at 11.0 p.m., almost exactly 48 hours after parking, I was back to the car. 
-It's all very attractive countrywith more than its fair share of high parklike ​ridges. A reasonably strong party should have no great difficulty in covering it in two days, provided they were prepared to put in fairly long hours on both days, and if the cars could be deployed to save a couple ​or hours' trudge along the roads on Nullo. But ... I wouldn'​t recommend + 
-trying to reverse the direction of travel. Getting into Oaky Creek from +It's all very attractive countrywith more than its fair share of high park-like ​ridges. A reasonably strong party should have no great difficulty in covering it in two days, provided they were prepared to put in fairly long hours on both days, and if the cars could be deployed to save a couple ​of hours' trudge along the roads on Nullo. But... I wouldn'​t recommend trying to reverse the direction of travel. Getting into Oaky Creek from the top could have some distinct problems, and you could wind up seeing only the nice country north from Pomany, and not all the other nice country that lies below and beyond. 
-the top could have some distinct problems, and you could wind up seeing + 
-only the nice country north from Pomany, and not all the other nice country +=====Additional Day Walk, January 9, 1972.===== 
-that lies below and beyond. + 
-Page 13 THE SYDNEY BUSHaLLKER December 1971+An extra walk, not appearing on the summer programme has been set down for Sunday, January 9th. Details are: 
 + 
 +Waterfall - Mooray Track - Morella Karong - Heathcote Creek - Waterfall. Map - Heathcote Primitive Area. Six miles, Easy, with swimming. Train  8.20 a.m. from electric platforms. Tickets ​ Waterfall return. Leader ​ Meryl Watman, Phone 57-8301 (Home). 
 + 
 +=====Coming Walks - January 1972.===== 
 by Pat Harrison by Pat Harrison
-January 7-8-9Barry Wallace has a good_ walk which covers some grand river + 
-++ and creek scenery. Cobblestones in Breakfast Creek, green +|+January 7-8-9|Barry Wallace has a good walk which covers some grand river and creek scenery. Cobblestones in Breakfast Creek, green banks and casuarinas on the Cox, shallow water and a gravelly bed in the lower Jenolan River Canyon, fast-running water in Little River, and waterfalls in Galong Creek.| 
-banks and casuarinas on the Cox, shallow water and a +|January 8-9|Roger Gowing has a li-lo trip in Bell Creek. You must be able to swim and you must have a good li-lo (NOT a plastic one).| 
-gravelly bed in the lower Jenolan River Canyon, fast-running +|*January 9|Peter Levander has another of his better-quality day walks. This time he covers some old favourite ground in Rocky Waterholes Creek, Macarthur'​s Flat and Starlights Track - and only a couple of hours away from Sydney by car.| 
-water in Little River, and waterfalls in Galong Creek. +|*January 14-15-16|Don has a very nice river walk from Breakfast Creek to White Dogbeing about 14 miles of the best river scenery imaginable. Lush campsites and good swimming holes. Don might tickle a trout for you.| 
-January 8-9Roger Gowing has a li-trip in Bell Creek. You must be able to swin and you must have a good li-(NOT a plastic one). +|*January 15-16|This is the first Shoalhaven trip for some time. A Saturday start for those who are unable to get away Friday nights.| 
-January 9: Peter Levander has another of his better-quality day walks. +|January 16|An easy day walk with Kath Brown with time for surfing on unspoiled beached.| 
-This time he covers some old favourite ground in Rocky +|January 21-22-23|A cascading trip through the Morong Deep with Ross Hughes. Waterproof packs - and you MUST be able to swim.| 
-Waterholes Creek, Macarthur'​s Flat and Starlights Track - +|January 23|A li-lo trip with Peter Levander - locality to be given. Good li-los and swimming ability essential.| 
-and only a couple of hours away from Sydney by car. +|January 23|Swimming and sunbaking at Burning Palms with Roger Gowing.| 
-January 14-15- Don has a very nice river walk from Breakfast Creek to +|January 28-29-30-31|A car swap trip from the Naas River to Yaouk via Kelly (6001 ft.), Bimberi Peak (6274 ft.), Murray (6053 ft.) and Morgan (6147 ft.). Clear streams, alpine meadows decked with flowers, handsome snow gums, and crisp camps in a springtime climate. For those who want to walk.| 
-0 16: White Dogbeing about 14 miles of the best river scenery +|January 28-29-30-31|Don ​takes it easy on a south coast beach. Surf, sun, fishing, and the attendant sybarite pastimes. For those who do not want to walk.| 
-imaginable. Lush campsites and good swimming holes. + 
-Don might tickle a trout for you. +=====Ausventure.===== 
-January 15-16This is the first Shoalhaven trip for some time. A 0 Saturday start for those who are unable to get away Friday nights. + 
-January 16: An easy day walk with Kath.Brown with time for surfing on unspoiled beached. +"​Beauty,​ spiced with wonder, is the greatest lure to travel"​ 
-January 21-22- A cascading trip through the Morong Deep with Ross Hughes. +
- 23: Waterproof packs - and you MUST be able to swim. +
-January 23: A li-trip with Peter Levander - locality to be given. Good li-los and swimming ability essential. +
-January 23: Swimming and sunbaking at Burning Palms with Roger Gowing. +
-January 28-29- A car swap trip from the Naas River to Yaouk via Kelly +
-30-31: ​(6001 ft.), Bimberi Peak (6274 ft.), Murray (6053 ft.) and +
-Morgan (6147 ft.). Clear streams, alpine meadows decked +
-with flowers, handsome snow gums, and crisp camps in a +
-springtime climate. For those who want to walk. +
-January 28-29- ​Don- takes it easy on a south coast beach. Surf, 30-31: ​sun, fishing, and the attendant sybarite pastimes. For those who do not want to walk. +
-Page 14 +
-THE SYDNEY BUSEL= +
-December 1971+
-"​Beauty,​ spiced with wonder, +
-is the greatest lure to travel"​+
 If you agree with that, If you agree with that,
 +
 If you would like to know about our foot trips in Nepal, India, Africa, U.S.A., If you would like to know about our foot trips in Nepal, India, Africa, U.S.A.,
 New Guinea and Fiji, New Guinea and Fiji,
-Please drop a line to Ausventure, P.O. Box 54, + 
-Mosman, N.S.7. 2088+Please drop a line to Ausventure, P.O. Box 54, Mosman, N.S.W. 2088or 'phone us at 960-1677. 
-or 'phone us at 960-1677. + 
-W. M. M. Deacock, +W. M. M. Deacock, Director. 
-Director+ 
-.1 Page 15 Ta SYDNEY BUSH:​BALKER .December,​ 1971+=====Membership Notes.===== 
-Membership Notes by Geoff Mattingley Membership Secretary. + 
-Well, once more we realise that yet another year has slippedby without anyone noticing. However, the objective of club membership was achievedby four people at the last committee meeting for 1971. +by Geoff MattingleyMembership Secretary. 
-Congratulations are in order for Deirdre Jones, Nora Freeman, Dennis Brown and Bill Terpstra. Dennis is well known in bushwaiking ​circles + 
-having been a mom ber of the C.M.W. ​for_some ​years. Bill has been +Well, once more we realise that yet another year has slipped by without anyone noticing. However, the objective of club membership was achieved by four people at the last committee meeting for 1971. Congratulations are in order for Deirdre Jones, Nora Freeman, Dennis Brown and Bill Terpstra. Dennis is well known in bushwalking ​circles having been a member ​of the C.M.W. ​for some years. Bill has been around so long that everyone thought he was already a member, but after a little coaxing he took the plunge and signed up. 
-around so long that everyone thought he was already a member, but after a little coaxing he took the plunge and signed up. + 
-We extend a warm Ihelcame ​to ,the following new prospectives:​ +We extend a warm welcome ​to the following new prospectives:​ 
-Alastair Batty Ron Smythe + 
-George Hassapladakis Johanna van den Boa +Alastair BattyRon SmytheGeorge HassapladakisJohanna van den Bos, Andrew SmithPeter DownesJill Robertson 
-Andrew Smith Peter Downes Jill Robertson + 
-Due to the Christmas break, I will list prospective members whose +Due to the Christmas break, I will list prospective members whose term expires at the end of December and also at the end of January. This means that they should either be ready to appear before the committee or request an extension of prospective membership. 
-term expires at the end of December and also at the end of January. +
-This means that they should either be ready to appear before the committee or request an extension of prospective membership.+
 Firstly, those in December (i.e. be ready by the January committee meeting): Firstly, those in December (i.e. be ready by the January committee meeting):
-Leigh Sheridan ​ , Pauline Brown + 
-Lynne Carrodus Peter Miller +Leigh Sheridan, Pauline BrownLynne CarrodusPeter MillerBronwyn ShelperJoamy SmithPatricia Stewart 
-Bronwyn Shelper Joamy Smith Patricia Stewart+
 Now, those in January ​ they should be ready to appear before the committee at its February meeting. Now, those in January ​ they should be ready to appear before the committee at its February meeting.
-Robert Bagatella ​Berosford ​Carter + 
-Peter Etchcil John Horrocks Johanna ​Peywrilanska +Robert Bagatella, Berrsford ​CarterPeter EtchcilJohn HorrocksJohanna ​Powilanska, ​David Bever, ​George CatchpooleBob HodgsonAlan Miller 
-David Boyer + 
-George Catchpoole Bob Hodgson Alan Miller +As before, I would be grateful if this information could be passed on to those concerned by anyone who is able to do so. 
-As before, I would be grateful if this information could be passedon to those concernedby anyone who is able to do so.+
 My saxophone is running out of ink, so I will stop playing and wish you all a Merry Christmas. My saxophone is running out of ink, so I will stop playing and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
-x-*********** + 
-Page 16 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER DeceMber,​ 1971.+
 So, you're just about to set out on that long holiday trip... you know, the one you've had in mind for a year or so. So, you're just about to set out on that long holiday trip... you know, the one you've had in mind for a year or so.
-Well, may the weather smile on you, and may you find it all You've dreamed about.+ 
 +Well, may the weather smile on you, and may you find it all you've dreamed about. 
 In fact, while we're about it, here's to very good walking all through 1972..... In fact, while we're about it, here's to very good walking all through 1972.....
-RPAIIDEDY MAME + 
-0,​40401:​16 +aided and abetted by packs, sleeping bags, tents, groundsheets and all the other walking ​and camping gear that is best if you get it from 
-0-Itighommaimr,​00 + 
-aided.and abetted by packs, sleeping bags, tents, groundsheets and all the other waling ​and camping gear that is best if you get it from +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 
-PADDY PALL65 ​Liverpool Street, Sydney + 
-(not far down the hill from George Street) +65 Liverpool Street, Sydney (not far down the hill from George Street) 
-Phone 26  2685 + 
-n'​APDEr117 RALLIMI +Phone 26-2685 
-Lightweight Camp Gear + 
-6 qLivPccL NEE?, SY DAItY +=====Federation Notes, November 1971.===== 
-26.2685'​ +
-+
-Page 17 TEE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER December,​ 1971 +
-Federation Notes, November 1971+
 by Ray Hookway by Ray Hookway
 +
 Fourteen delegates representing 9 clubs and two visitors attended the November meeting chaired by Gordon Edgecombe. Fourteen delegates representing 9 clubs and two visitors attended the November meeting chaired by Gordon Edgecombe.
-Concession Train Fares + 
-A letter received from the Railways Department rejected a Federation application on behalf of the Bush Club for weekend concession fares for bushwalkers. The higher train faros are already having a noticeable effect on the attendances on some day walks. +====Concession Train Fares==== 
-.112.1...n.- 1.12.ra....iv_mva  ​Power Line  + 
-In company with Federation Delegate Gordon Edgecombe, I attended +A letter received from the Railways Department rejected a Federation application on behalf of the Bush Club for weekend concession fares for bushwalkers. The higher train fares are already having a noticeable effect on the attendances on some day walks. 
-a meeting with engineers of the Electricity Commission to discuss the proposed route of the above 330V power lino+ 
-The line will probably not be built until 1973 and the final route will depend largely upon the views of both the Blue Mountains City Council and the Water Board, but the Electricity Commission engineers were very sympathetic to Federation views and agreed that strong attempts should be made to keop the proposed route away from Medlow Gap and the Wild +====Minto Wallerawang ​Power Line==== 
-Dogs area. The Blue Mountains City Coancil ​propose to upgrade the Narrow Neck Clear Hill road as a tourist road, and are concerned that the proposed power line will detract from the scenic outlooks. + 
-The Commission stated that clearing would be minimal, any access +In company with Federation Delegate Gordon Edgecombe, I attended a meeting with engineers of the Electricity Commission to discuss the proposed route of the above 330V power line. 
-roads would be temporary and used only during construction of the route, + 
-and that masts would be painted to blond in as much as possible with the +The line will probably not be built until 1973 and the final route will depend largely upon the views of both the Blue Mountains City Council and the Water Board, but the Electricity Commission engineers were very sympathetic to Federation views and agreed that strong attempts should be made to keep the proposed route away from Medlow Gap and the Wild Dogs area. The Blue Mountains City Council ​propose to upgrade the Narrow Neck Clear Hill road as a tourist road, and are concerned that the proposed power line will detract from the scenic outlooks. 
-background. The Commission would prefer to route the line along the + 
-railway ​lino but the Blue Mountains City Council of course ​arc very strongly against this route also. +The Commission stated that clearing would be minimal, any access roads would be temporary and used only during construction of the route, and that masts would be painted to blend in as much as possible with the background. The Commission would prefer to route the line along the railway ​line but the Blue Mountains City Council of course ​are very strongly against this route also. 
-Conservation + 
-Meetings were held during the month to protest against the airport proposal at Duffy'​s Forest and against the sand mining at Hyall Lakes. Club members ​arc again requested to write to their local member and to the Ministers of Lands and of Mines, to protest against the mining in +====Conservation==== 
-the Myall Lakes area. + 
-Another possible attack on our national parks came with the news that Wattamolla is included on the short list of possible sites for Sydney'​s second airport. "​PP-ogress ​at any price?"​ +Meetings were held during the month to protest against the airport proposal at Duffy'​s Forest and against the sand mining at Myall Lakes. Club members ​are again requested to write to their local member and to the Ministers of Lands and of Mines, to protest against the mining in the Myall Lakes area. 
-bakes on now Blue Mountains Tourist map+ 
 +Another possible attack on our national parks came with the news that Wattamolla is included on the short list of possible sites for Sydney'​s second airport. "Progress ​at any price?"​ 
 + 
 +====Mistakes ​on now Blue Mountains Tourist map==== 
 Two small mistakes on the new lands department tourist map have been reported. Two small mistakes on the new lands department tourist map have been reported.
-Walls Pass is indicated in the wrong position. The recently + 
-revived Warragamba Club who have just marked Duncans Pass with painted +Walls Pass is indicated in the wrong position. The recently revived Warragamba Club who have just marked Duncans Pass with painted arrows, will also mark the correct route to Walls Pass via the second chimney on Clear Hill, not the first as shown on the map. 
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December,​ 1971 + 
-arrows, will also mark the correct route to Walls Pass via the second chimney on Clear Hill, not the first as shown on the map. +The road along Boucher Ridge shown on the new map as extending the whole length of the ridge actually only goes to the B on Boucher. 
-The roadalong Boucher Ridge shown on the new map as extending the whole length of the ridge actually only goes to the B on Boucher. + 
-Next MeetL),​E,  ​The December meeting of Federation will be held a week earlier on Tuesday, December 14th in the second committee room of the Scots Church. +====Next Meeting==== 
-************ + 
-CONGRATULATIONS ​are in order for --- +The December meeting of Federation will be held a week earlier on Tuesday, December 14th in the second committee room of the Scots Church. 
-Dorothy and Alan Pike  married November 20th ***** Ruth and Bob Jones  married December 4th ***** + 
-Lesley Wood and Doone Wyborn ​ recently engaged. +---- 
-(My, what a geological partnership!) + 
-************** +Congratulations ​are in order for
-WANTED + 
-Anyone who has been in Bungonia Gorge and seen actual evidence of damage from the spoil which is being tipped out by the A.P.C.M. Cement Company, or, better still, been hit by a rock from said tipping, is asked to got in touch with Colin Ferguson (Office telephone 80.0595) or Milo Dunphy. They are collecting evidence for an enquiry which is +Dorothy and Alan Pike married November 20th 
-to be held on the subject in the Mining Warden'​s Court in the State Office Block, Sydney, in February. ​'Col is the solicitor handling + 
-the matter for the National Parks Association. He would like as many people as possible to be able to devote 10 minutes of their time (at a date he will tell you, in.February) giving evidence to the Warden at the enquiry. ​Notes This is not a Court ease. +Ruth and Bob Jones married December 4th 
-************ + 
-MYALL LAKESs Lb22  ​the njrninE!!!!! +Lesley Wood and Doone Wyborn ​recently engaged. (My, what a geological partnership!) 
-Write to your Federal member lodging your protest! Let us have a minefree NATIONAL PARK+ 
-************ +---- 
-DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER THAT + 
-The Club Room will be closed on December 22, December 29 and January 5. So we'll all meet again in the new year  till then, happy walking. +__Wanted__ 
-Page 19 THE SIDNEY BUSRV iD DeceMber 1971 + 
-Survey into your Social Life+Anyone who has been in Bungonia Gorge and seen actual evidence of damage from the spoil which is being tipped out by the A.P.C.M. Cement Company, or, better still, been hit by a rock from said tipping, is asked to got in touch with Colin Ferguson (Office telephone 80.0595) or Milo Dunphy. They are collecting evidence for an enquiry which is to be held on the subject in the Mining Warden'​s Court in the State Office Block, Sydney, in February. Col is the solicitor handling the matter for the National Parks Association. He would like as many people as possible to be able to devote 10 minutes of their time (at a date he will tell you, in February) giving evidence to the Warden at the enquiry. ​__Note__: ​This is not a Court ease. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__Myall Lakes: Stop the mining__!!!! 
 + 
 + 
 +Write to your Federal member lodging your protest! Let us have a __mine-free__ National Park
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__Don't Forget To Remember That__ 
 + 
 +The Club Room will be closed on December 22, December 29 and January 5. So we'll all meet again in the new year till then, happy walking. 
 + 
 +=====Survey into your Social Life.===== 
 It has been said that you can't please all the people all the time, but our Acting Social Secretary would like to please more people most of the time. It has been said that you can't please all the people all the time, but our Acting Social Secretary would like to please more people most of the time.
 +
 Hence this attempt to discover your preferences in this field of Club activities. Hence this attempt to discover your preferences in this field of Club activities.
-You are invited to complete this form, and return it to the Secretary, 
-together with any ideas of your on to guide Spiro and future Social Secretaries as to the kind of social events you would like. 
-WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MORE - YES NO 
-(a) Members'​ Slide Nights 1110 00000000130000 00000000 
-(b) Talks by people from outside the Club  
-(c) Free nights .................  
-(d) Theatre Parties  
-(e) Play Nights 11.00000e.a0000000000 ..... 0.00.00000  
-(f) Debates ...... eseoclasociceocootto 
-(g) Parties ................ ...... ..... ..... . 
-Aner  
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 +You are invited to complete this form, and return it to the Secretary, together with any ideas of your on to guide Spiro and future Social Secretaries as to the kind of social events you would like.
 +
 +|Would Your Recommend More -|Yes|No|
 +|(a) Members'​ Slide Nights| | |
 +|(b) Talks by people from outside the Club| | |
 +|( c ) Free nights| | |
 +|(d) Theatre Parties| | |
 +|(e) Play Nights| | |
 +|(f) Debates| | |
 +|(g) Parties| | |
 +
 +__Any further comments__? -
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