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 On the long weekend 19 fit starters attended Bob Younger'​s Mt. Guouagang trip, a good hard walk with the Cox running well. Also that weekend an unprogrammed Wolgan trip, Newnes to Glen Davis, organised by Jim Vatiliotis and led by Don Finch, lured 16 walkers - a pleasant walk in ideal conditions. That Sunday 30th, Bill Hall's walk was amended slightly, the party camped at Burning Palms instead. On the long weekend 19 fit starters attended Bob Younger'​s Mt. Guouagang trip, a good hard walk with the Cox running well. Also that weekend an unprogrammed Wolgan trip, Newnes to Glen Davis, organised by Jim Vatiliotis and led by Don Finch, lured 16 walkers - a pleasant walk in ideal conditions. That Sunday 30th, Bill Hall's walk was amended slightly, the party camped at Burning Palms instead.
  
-No information was available concerning Frank Taeker'​s Blue Gum Forest trip except that it went. Wilf'​s ​tast walk in the Sugee Bag Creek area was completed in cloudy weather by 16 starters. A sort of Scotch mist prevailed but the party were able to got a good view, wild flowers also in abundance, no fires allowed on private property, but the party returned to cars at dusk. Elaine Brown'​s Sunday walk in the Bobbin Head area attracted 13 1/4 S.B.W.s, the quarter being the latest addition to the Duncan clan all snug and secure on his father 's back.+No information was available concerning Frank Taeker'​s Blue Gum Forest trip except that it went. Wilf'​s ​test walk in the Sugee Bag Creek area was completed in cloudy weather by 16 starters. A sort of Scotch mist prevailed but the party were able to got a good view, wild flowers also in abundance, no fires allowed on private property, but the party returned to cars at dusk. Elaine Brown'​s Sunday walk in the Bobbin Head area attracted 13 1/4 S.B.W.s, the quarter being the latest addition to the Duncan clan all snug and secure on his father 's back.
  
 In General Business it was reported that Mr. Rogers of Sugee Bag Creek had rung the club complaining about the leaving behind of rubbish and the illegal parking of cars by various people including bushwalkers. Apparently Mr. Rogers had lost two cows which had swallowed plastic bags and died as a result, also he was questioning the legality of walkers using the access road. A motion was passed in favour of replying suitably to Mr. Rogers indicating that bushwalkers were not responsible for the rubbish. In General Business it was reported that Mr. Rogers of Sugee Bag Creek had rung the club complaining about the leaving behind of rubbish and the illegal parking of cars by various people including bushwalkers. Apparently Mr. Rogers had lost two cows which had swallowed plastic bags and died as a result, also he was questioning the legality of walkers using the access road. A motion was passed in favour of replying suitably to Mr. Rogers indicating that bushwalkers were not responsible for the rubbish.
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 Frank Duncan, of Clear Hill fame, was appropriately clad in tie and tails at one end, and gumboots at the other, and formally opened the new footbridge and the several edifices with a fine display of S.B.W. oratory. Frank Duncan, of Clear Hill fame, was appropriately clad in tie and tails at one end, and gumboots at the other, and formally opened the new footbridge and the several edifices with a fine display of S.B.W. oratory.
  
-As the ribbon on the bridge to the goat enclosure was about to be cut, De Groot and horse, looking suspiciously like Nancy and Robert Pallin respectively,​ rode up and slashed it with a gleaming sword; and there was a souna like thunder and a great billowing of white smoke as the door of the Men's was opened for the first time, to the great consternation of the opener.+As the ribbon on the bridge to the goat enclosure was about to be cut, De Groot and horse, looking suspiciously like Nancy and Robert Pallin respectively,​ rode up and slashed it with a gleaming sword; and there was a sound like thunder and a great billowing of white smoke as the door of the Men's was opened for the first time, to the great consternation of the opener.
  
 It was indeed another Page's Pinnacle. It was indeed another Page's Pinnacle.
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 An hour or two later we made camp at a not-so-perfect spot yet immeasurably better than the previous night'​s river rocks. As always at good camp sites in good weather a jovial and garrulous atmosphere was established. Three or four cooking fires were lit and young Tsiko (a high school science teacher on his first bushwalk) entertained us with his humourous accounts of the problems of teaching 6th form co-ed classes and various anecdotes concerning the mating habits of some sea creatures, the latter having no connection with the former. Our appetites for both food and talk satisfied we retired to our respective tents and slept soundly and happily dreamed of open river flats with easy underfoot grassy tracks and not a sign of a boulder anywhere. An hour or two later we made camp at a not-so-perfect spot yet immeasurably better than the previous night'​s river rocks. As always at good camp sites in good weather a jovial and garrulous atmosphere was established. Three or four cooking fires were lit and young Tsiko (a high school science teacher on his first bushwalk) entertained us with his humourous accounts of the problems of teaching 6th form co-ed classes and various anecdotes concerning the mating habits of some sea creatures, the latter having no connection with the former. Our appetites for both food and talk satisfied we retired to our respective tents and slept soundly and happily dreamed of open river flats with easy underfoot grassy tracks and not a sign of a boulder anywhere.
  
-But alas, the next day again consisted of more rock-hopping,​ although much easier and occasionally an old cattle track that directed us knowingly overland across sharp-cornered river bends. For the first time it rained lightly at midday, so at lunch time a large fire was lit and we all managed to have a hot drink with our lunch. Shortly after lunch the rain eased and the welcome sun smiled down upon us, and its rays accampanied ​us down the Tuross as it slowly sank into the west. Here we were afforded beautiful views, a double bonus in river scenery, the greens and browns of the trees and other foliage, the greys and reds of the rocky river banks interspersed with short golden beaches amazingly reflected in the clean, clear, calm water of the Tuross.+But alas, the next day again consisted of more rock-hopping,​ although much easier and occasionally an old cattle track that directed us knowingly overland across sharp-cornered river bends. For the first time it rained lightly at midday, so at lunch time a large fire was lit and we all managed to have a hot drink with our lunch. Shortly after lunch the rain eased and the welcome sun smiled down upon us, and its rays accompanied ​us down the Tuross as it slowly sank into the west. Here we were afforded beautiful views, a double bonus in river scenery, the greens and browns of the trees and other foliage, the greys and reds of the rocky river banks interspersed with short golden beaches amazingly reflected in the clean, clear, calm water of the Tuross.
  
 At dusk we were a few kilometres short of our desired camp site, a side creek near the road that would eventually lead us back to our cars. At dusk we were a few kilometres short of our desired camp site, a side creek near the road that would eventually lead us back to our cars.
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 +=====Summer Pests.=====
  
-SUMMER PESTS  
 by Bob Younger. by Bob Younger.
-,There are several varieties but the only one dangerous to man is the bush tick (Ixodes Holocyclus),​ sometimes called the dog tick. The bite + 
-of a mature female may cause dangerous paralysis and death, particularly +There are several varieties but the only one dangerous to man is the bush tick (Ixodes Holocyclus),​ sometimes called the dog tick. The bite of a mature female may cause dangerous paralysis and death, particularly in domestic animals. Small children can also be dangerously affected. 
-in domestic animals. Small children can also be dangerously affected.+
 In the minute juvenile stages ticks may swarm in numbers onto the victim and give rise to irritation when they become attached to the skin. In the minute juvenile stages ticks may swarm in numbers onto the victim and give rise to irritation when they become attached to the skin.
-The mature bush tick is a mall flattened dual creature about irinch + 
-or less in length, yellowy grey or bluish black in colour, having eight logs +The mature bush tick is a small flattened dual creature about 1/4 inch or less in length, yellowy grey or bluish black in colour, having eight legs and a tiny saw-toothed ​beak. When feeding it buries its head into the skin, sucking blood for a variable number of days before releasing itself. 
-and a tiny sawtoothed. ​beak. When feeding it buries its head into the skin, sucking blood for a variable number of days before releasing itself.+
 It tends to secrete itself in body crevices. It tends to secrete itself in body crevices.
-Symptoms ​of Tick Paralysis: The bite may cause itching at first which could be overlooked. In a day or two the patient feels weak and sick while limpness and paralysis of various muscles, especially the logs, may develope. In this case medics. ​attention is essential. In severe cases breathing becomes difficult and the pulse feeble and rapid. Death may occur suddenly from the fifth day onwards. + 
-Treatment: Remove the tick immediately upon discovery. To make the removal easy and safe it maybe killed by dropping turpentine, kerosene or ether onto it. It should be snipped off close to the skin with fine scissors or a razor blade, the head being removed with a pair of tweezers or fine forceps. Merely pulling ​tho tick may force the contents of its body into the wound or leave the head attached to the skin. +__Symptoms ​of Tick Paralysis__: The bite may cause itching at first which could be overlooked. In a day or two the patient feels weak and sick while limpness and paralysis of various muscles, especially the legs, may develope. In this case medical ​attention is essential. In severe cases breathing becomes difficult and the pulse feeble and rapid. Death may occur suddenly from the fifth day onwards. 
-Page 11 THE SYDNEY BUSHW.ALKER November, 1973. + 
-Effect ​of FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER Bites: Delirium, shivering, salivation and excessive perspiration are usually pronounced. Pain may not be severe but the patient ​May collapse. +__Treatment__: Remove the tick immediately upon discovery. To make the removal easy and safe it maybe killed by dropping turpentine, kerosene or ether onto it. It should be snipped off close to the skin with fine scissors or a razor blade, the head being removed with a pair of tweezers or fine forceps. Merely pulling ​the tick may force the contents of its body into the wound or leave the head attached to the skin. 
-Treatment: As for snake bite, and seek medical assistance. ​ANTSANDFLY ​& Mosquito ​Bites+ 
-Scratching the bites' ​may lead to sores. Apply cold cream, baking soda or one of the special ointments available to allay irritation. +__Effect ​of Funnel-Web Spider Bites__: Delirium, shivering, salivation and excessive perspiration are usually pronounced. Pain may not be severe but the patient ​may collapse. 
-XXXXXX-Xxx**# + 
-WALKS SECRETARY'​S NOTES FOR  +__Treatment__: As for snake bite, and seek medical assistance. 
-.. ,​DECENBER. ​by Wilf Hilder. + 
-Nov.30th David RostrOn ​is Li-loing down yonder Cox from Breakfast +__AntSandfly ​& Mosquito ​Bites__. 
-1, 2nd Dec. Creek junction. Good tracks from Canons ​to launching + 
-place. Thrills, hills In chills ​dawn river to White Dog and a 10 ft. (pardon 12 metre) track back to Canons+Scratching the bites may lead to sores. Apply cold cream, baking soda or one of the special ointments available to allay irritation. 
-Sunday 2nd Sam Hinde leads this easy trip to Kingdom ​Came from Heathcote. Plenty of swimming on this walk. Special excursion tickets to Waterfall and the train is 8.48 E. daylight saving time. + 
-There'​s gold in,them than Kiandra diggings on this historical trip. Will reckons there'​s plenty of gold left but if you ask me I think he's talking about wildflowers rather than nUggets. Better browse thru Snowy Mountains Walks by Geehi Club for the good oil on this area, before you go. Travelling time is around 7 hours each way using RodPeters patent short cut. +---
-7; 8; 9 + 
-7, 8; 9 +=====Walks Secretary'​s Notes For December.===== 
-78; 9 + 
-Roy Higginbotham'​s lower Kowmung trip is starting at Medlow Gap - track to the Cox and up to Codkem ​(magnificent views). Then along Scott'​s Main and then down a spur to the Kowmung. Rough tracks along the crystal pools to White Dog. +by Wilf Hilder. 
-Blue Gum from Mt. Victoria with Hans Beck. This most + 
-scenic walk has good tracks all the way. Lush campsite near Blue Gum, with swimming laid on. Well graded climb up to Neate'​s Glen. Please boil all water you drink at +|Nov. 30th, 1, 2nd Dec.|David Rostron ​is Li-loing down yonder Cox from Breakfast Creek junction. Good tracks from Carlons ​to launching place. Thrills, hills '​n ​chills ​down river to White Dog and a 10 ft. (pardon 12 metre) track back to Carlons.| 
-Blue Gum. +|Sunday 2nd|Sam Hinde leads this easy trip to Kingdom ​Come from Heathcote. Plenty of swimming on this walk. Special excursion tickets to Waterfall and the train is 8.48 E. daylight saving time.| 
-Sunday 9th An easy stroll to Little ​Earley ​from Bundeena with KathBrown. Tracks all the way and a cool swim in the Pacific (if you like that sort of thing). Train 8.48 a m. electric, +|7, 8, 9|There'​s gold in them thar Kiandra diggings on this historical trip. Wilf reckons there'​s plenty of gold left but if you ask me I think he's talking about wildflowers rather than nuggets. Better browse thru Snowy Mountains Walks by Geehi Club for the good oil on this area, before you go. Travelling time is around 7 hours each way using Rod Peters patent short cut.| 
-return Cronulla, then ferry to Bundeena. +|7, 8, 9|Roy Higginbotham'​s lower Kowmung trip is starting at Medlow Gap - track to the Cox and up to Cookem ​(magnificent views). Then along Scott'​s Main and then down a spur to the Kowmung. Rough tracks along the crystal pools to White Dog.| 
-Page 12 THE SYDNEY BUSH9VALICER November1973. +|7, 8, 9|Blue Gum from Mt. Victoria with Hans Beck. This most scenic walk has good tracks all the way. Lush campsite near Blue Gum, with swimming laid on. Well graded climb up to Neate'​s Glen. Please boil all water you drink at Blue Gum.| 
-December - Abseiling around Kanangra with superb views across the +|Sunday 9th|An easy stroll to Little ​Marley ​from Bundeena with Kath Brown. Tracks all the way and a cool swim in the Pacific (if you like that sort of thing). Train 8.48 a.m. electric, return Cronulla, then ferry to Bundeena.| 
-14, 15, 16 gorges as far as you can seeGenial John Campbell is the leader on this trip. +|1415, 16|Abseiling around Kanangra with superb views across the gorges as far as you can seeGenial John Campbell is the leader on this trip.| 
-15, 16 +|15, 16|Enjoy the Sabbath in the luxury of Owen's place at Bondi. Swimming, sleeping and talking (by whom?) are on programme. I have been reminded that in my fairly comprehensive transport list for this "​trip"​ I have omitted horses, camels and Paddy Waggons - perhaps I should have added elephants, roller skates, billycarts and pogo sticks. Owen said that while prayer mats are optional, sleeping bags are not.| 
-Enjoy the Sabbath in the luxury of Owen's place at Bondi. +|Xmas Trip 21st to 26th|Alan Fall is off to The Pilot near the Victorian border on this five day walk in Kosciusko National Park. Tracks nearly all the way with first rate scenery. Plenty of lush campsites in the acres of alpine meadows ​which are a riot of colour with glorious wildflowers. Please book early to make Alan's job of organising transport a bit easier.| 
-Swimming, sleeping and talking (by whom?) are on programme. +|Sunday 23rd|Meryl Watman is leading an easy walk from Heathcote to Engadine along pleasant bush tracks and the lovely ​Kanangra ​Creek. A cool swim at lunchtime in a crystal clear pool. 8.20 electric train, change at Sutherland.| 
-I have been reminded that in my fairly comprehensive transport list for this "​trip"​ I have omitted horses, camels and Paddy Waggons - perhaps I should have added elephants, roller skates, billycarts and pogo sticks. Owen said that while prayer mats are optional, sleeping bags are not. +|Xmas & New Year|& Recovery (as they used to say) at Burning Palms on the Pacific Ocean. Base camp with swimming, sunning and surfing etc. for all. Drop in when you feel like it. Drop out likewise. ​Camp will probably ​be near Ranger'​s Hut. There is no official leader for this trip, but Bill Hall (phone 57-5145) knows this area like the back of his hand and will be able to tell you the various ways to get there.
-XmaP Trip Alan Fall is off to The Pilot near the Victorian border on 21st to 26th this five day walk in Kosciusko National Park. Tracks + 
-nearly all-the way with first rate scenery. Plenty of +---- 
-lush campsites in the acres of alpinemeaiows ​which are a + 
-riot of colour with glorious wildflowers. Please book +A summer pest not mentioned by our worthy President is the lowly leech. The dictionary defines this biological species as "An aquatic worm furnished with a sucker, used in medicine for bleedingformerly the name for a physician"​. 
-early to make Alan's job of organising transport a bit easier. + 
-Sunday 23rd Meryl Watman is leading an easy walk from Heathcote to +Leeches are really not a summer pest, they are with us always, or at least, ​when and where it's wet. Hence the adjective "​aquatic"​. 
-Engadine along pleasant bush tracks and the lovely ​Ka,nangra + 
-Creek. A cool swim at lunchtime in a crystal clear pool. +Anyway, the treatment is the same as for other irritating bites. Getting them off is usually the first problem, as many victims (mainly female, including myself) are inclined to get hysterical. Quite unnecessary - the leech is pretty harmless, really. Well, for removal of the leech, a lighted cigarette, a sprinkle of salt, or any strong insect repellant such as Aerogard has fairly quick results. A band-aid over the bite to help arrest the bleeding is useful. Kath Brown. 
-8.20 electric train, change at Sutherland. + 
-Xmas &New Year & Recovery (as they used to say) at Burning Palms on the Pacific Ocean. Base camp with swimming, sunning and surfing etc. for all. Drop in when you feel like it. Drop out likewise. ​Canp will Probably ​be near Ranger'​s +---- 
-Hut. There is no official leader for this trip, but Bill Hall (phone 57-5145) knows this area like the back + 
-of his hand and will be able to tell you the various ways to get there. +====The ​S.B.W. ​Xmas Party 1973.==== 
-**** ****** + 
-A summer pest not mentioned by our worthy President is the lowly LEECH. The dictionary defines this biological species as "An aquatic worm furnished with a sucker, used in medicine for bleeding ​formerly the name for a physician"​. +The Club party will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesday, ​19th DecemberNo dancing, just talk, food, drink and general socializing. 
-Leeches are really not a summer pest, they are with us always, or at least, ​When and where it's wet. Hence the adjective "​aquatic"​. + 
-Anyway, the treatment is the same as for other irritating bites. +__What ​to Bring__: A glass for drinking and a plate of party food. All drink (alcoholic, soft, punch) is supplied FREE. 
-Getting them off is usually the first problem, as many victims (mainly female, including myself) are inclined to get hysterical. Quite unnecessary - the leech is pretty harmless, really. Well, for removal of the leech, a lighted +
-cigarette, a sprinkle of salt, or any strong insect repellant such as Aerogard has fairly quick results. Aband-aid over the bite to help arrest the bleeding is useful. Kath Brown. +
-Page 13 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November 9 19 73  +
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-IF YOU ARE +
-BLTYING OR HIRING HIRING OR BUYING GEAR FOR +
-WALKING ..... CAMPING ...... CLIMBING ..... CANOEING. WALKING ....... CAMPING ...... CLIMBING ...... CANOEING .. +
-THINK OF +
-MOUNTAIN EQUIPIENT  +
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-17 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest 2065. (On the corner of Falcon Street) Telephone 439-3454. +
-for +
-FAIRYDOWN SLEEPING BAGS +
-HIGH LOAD PACKS (Weight 3 lb. 10 om.) +
-AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS You COULD POSSIBLY NEED +
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-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1973. +
-THE S.B.W. ​XMAS PARTY 1973.  +
-The Club party will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesdays ​19th DecemberNo dancing, just talk, food, drink and general socializing. ​What to Bring: A glass for drinking and a plate of party food. All drink (alcoholic, soft, punch) is supplied FREE.+
 Any enquiries (or offers of help), Please phone 93-4830. Any enquiries (or offers of help), Please phone 93-4830.
 +
 Elaine Brown, Social Secretary. Elaine Brown, Social Secretary.
-***XXXX***** + 
-SOUTH-WEST TASMANIA+---- 
-Anybody wishing to attend a two-week South-West Tassy bushwalk during February, 1974, contact Bill Burke (phone 871-1207) or Spiro K.etas ​(phone 357-1381) as soon as possible.+ 
 +====South-West Tasmania.==== 
 + 
 +Anybody wishing to attend a two-week South-West Tassy bushwalk during February, 1974, contact Bill Burke (phone 871-1207) or Spiro Ketas (phone 357-1381) as soon as possible. 
 Track walking most of the way and air-drops of food to be arranged. Track walking most of the way and air-drops of food to be arranged.
 +
 Very spectacular scenery. Very spectacular scenery.
-FOR SALE+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====For Sale.==== 
 An Asahi Pentax Camera (S 3) with light meter. An Asahi Pentax Camera (S 3) with light meter.
 +
 Please ring Ken Pearson - Home 41-7733. Please ring Ken Pearson - Home 41-7733.
-****** 
  
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