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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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 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"​. 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.+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 ​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.+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.
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 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 country, with 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 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.+It's all very attractive country, with 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.
  
 =====Additional Day Walk, January 9, 1972.===== =====Additional Day Walk, January 9, 1972.=====
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 by Pat Harrison by Pat Harrison
  
-|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.|+|+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.|
 |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).| |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).|
 |*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.| |*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.|
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 W. M. M. Deacock, Director. W. M. M. Deacock, Director.
  
 +=====Membership Notes.=====
 +
 +by Geoff Mattingley, Membership Secretary.
 +
 +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.
 +
 +We extend a warm welcome to the following new prospectives:​
 +
 +Alastair Batty, Ron Smythe, George Hassapladakis,​ Johanna van den Bos, Andrew Smith, Peter Downes, Jill Robertson
 +
 +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.
  
-Membership Notes by Geoff Mattingley Membership Secretary. 
-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 bushwaiking circles 
-having been a mom ber 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. 
-We extend a warm Ihelcame to ,the following new prospectives:​ 
-Alastair Batty Ron Smythe 
-George Hassapladakis Johanna van den Boa 
-Andrew Smith Peter Downes Jill Robertson 
-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. 
 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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