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 +A MONTHLY BULLETIN OF MATTERS OF INTEREST ​
 +TO THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS, BOX 4476, G. P. O. 
 +SYDNEY, N. S. W. 2001. CLUB MEE'​llNdS ARE HELD 
 +EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENINd FROM 7.30 P. M.
 +THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE BUILDING, 14 ATCHISON ​
 +STREET, ST. IEONARDS. ENQUIRIES CONCERNING ​
 +THE CLUB SHOULD BE REFERRED TO MRS, IvIARCIA ​
 +SUPPERT - TELEPHONE 30.2028.
 + ​**********************A(4************
 + ​EATORS:​ MIRO HEMS, 104/10 WYIDE ST. POTTS
 +                             ​POINT. TEL. 357.M1
 +            NEVILLE PAGE, 14BRUCEDALEAVE.
 +                              EPPING. TEL 86.3739
 + ​BUSINESS MGR: BILL BURKE,3 CORAL TREE DR.
 +                             ​CARUNGFORD. TEL 871.1207
 + ​TYPIST;​ KATH BROWN DUPLICATION;​ FRANK
 + *4** *********************************TAEKER. ​               Drawing by Dot Butler, The Bushwalker 1937.
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 +       ​Editorial ​                                                                   Page      2
 +       ​Federation Notes                                        Jim Vatiliotis ​                3
 +       Of Bush Navigation ​                                     Jim Brown                      4
 +       ​Paddy'​s Ad                                                                             6
 +       ​Chronic Opera Revisited ​                                                               9
 +       ​Mountain Equipment Ad                                                                12
 +       ​Don'​t be Caught Out in the Cold                                                      14
 +       ​Social Notes                                            Spiro Ketas                  15
 +       The June General Meeting ​                               Jim Brown                    16
 +       Walks Notes for July                                                                 19
 +       ​Observer'​s Notebook ​                                                                 20
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 +July 1975       THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKERPage 2,
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 +   ​Campfire singing is Something which goes through phases. For 
 +a while everyone'​s doing it and no walk is complete witlaput the 
 +traditional sing-song round the glowing embers; then it rel:​apses ​
 +and just when everyone thinks it has died its last a now surge of 
 +interest arises as mouth organs and vocal chords are oiled up.
 +No; to be sure, campfire singing certainly isn't dead.
 +
 +   In the past this Club and other groups have published song books
 +of their own; some good, some not so good. Unfortunately the Sydney
 +                      Bush Walker songbooks are now 
 +                      rare collectors'​ items which 
 +                      remain hidden away by those 
 +                      lucky enough to be their proud 
 +                      owners. Such is the worth of 
 +                      these priceless objects. ​
 +                      Especially valued are those 
 +                      containing the works ofour
 +                      very own Club members - products ​
 +                      of the so-called "​Chronic
 +                      Operas"​.
 +                         Is now the time, therefore, ​
 +                      for the Sydney Bush Walkers to 
 +                      look once again at publishing
 +                      a songbook; primarily to
 +                      provide a common medium, for 
 +                      campfire singing whereby everyone ​
 +                      has the same words to the same 
 +                      songs, but also to preserve some 
 +                      of our special Club songs?
 +                      Some members obviously think 
 +                      it is.
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 +                         Some little while ago
 +                      quite an amount of preparatory ​
 +                      work was carried out by a number ​
 +                      of walkers, amongst them Ross 
 +                      and Margriet Wyborn, Donny Finch 
 +                      and Frank Rigby, towards
 +                      bringing out a new S.B.W.
 +                      songbook. But the dispersal ​
 +                      of the people involved to
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 +various parts of the world caused the project to be temporarily ​
 +suspended. The preparatory work having already been done means that 
 +a good basis exists upon which to build.
 +
 +     But why a songbook of our own when there are so many alternatives ​
 +around? A good question and perhaps if the work and effort involved ​
 +is considered too great we could locate a suitable songbook and. make 
 +it available to our members and at least establish some commonality ​
 +which doesn'​t exist at presant. One can think of three reasons why 
 +this is not the optimum solution:
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 +Firstly, our requirement is, above all, a songbook for walkers (as 
 +against university students, or beer drinkers, or folk singers).
 +
 +Secondly, many of the excellent songbooks which have been published ​
 +(e.g. Sydney University songbook, the Walkers'​ songbook, Combined ​
 +Universities songbook) are now out of print or unavailable in the 
 +quantity we would require.
 +
 +Thirdly, and by no means least importantly,​ this Club as already ​
 +mentioned can lay claim to a priceless treasury of songs we can truly 
 +call our own, the work of such masters as Jim Brown, Don Matthews, ​
 +Geoff Wagg, Malcolm McGregor et al.
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 +     So let's give the matter some thought, and may the gentle strains ​
 +of "​Troggy Troggy Crew" be heard wafting through the trees for many 
 +years to come.
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 +                    * * * * * * * * * * * *
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 +                       ​FEDERATION NOTES. ​
 +                                            by Jim Vatiliotis.
 +     The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Bushwaiking Clubs 
 +will be held on Tuesday, 15th July, The president, secretary, treasurer ​
 +and minute secretary are not standing for re-election. The outgoing ​
 +office bearers made a strong plea for clubs and individual members to 
 +support Federation.
 +     A Search and Rescue practice week-end will be held on 18/​19/​20th ​
 +July at the Boyd River crossing on the Kanangra Road.
 +
 +     ​Federation Ball - Friday, 19th September at Petersham Town Hall.
 +
 +     The Mt. Druitt Bushwalking Club and the Narrabri Bushwalking Club 
 +have been accepted as dffiliated clubs.
 +
 +     ​Budawangc;​ - Wog Wog. The Federation, the National Parks Association ​
 +and the National Parks and. Wildlife Service are still investigating the 
 +question of legal access, ***********
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 +Page 4           THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER July, 1975.
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 +                  OF BUSH NAVIGATION.
 +                                   by Jim Brown.
 +
 +   It was on Peter Scandrett'​s day walk to Lockleys Pylon and. Blue 
 +Gum, and about 10.15 in the forenoon on Sunday. We set our packs down 
 +in the lee of Lockleys, and Peter produced. and spread the Katoomba and 
 +Mt. Wilson maps. Barry Wallace took up position beside the leader and 
 +they summoned the prospectives to have a look-see. I had been at the 
 +tail of the party, pretending to be whipper-in, but actually because, ​
 +after two months with a heavy cold, my wind was not what it ought to be. 
 +I decided I wasn't necessarily invited, settled down with my head 
 +against my pack, and enjoyed the benison of the winter sun.
 +
 +   I could hear Barry saying very earnestlys
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 +   "​It'​s no good going on unless you know where you are. You should ​
 +always know where you start from, and keep .a close watch on where you 
 +are all the time...."​
 +
 +   Yes, I thought, very, very true. In fact a fundamental in bush 
 +navigation. I wish I could say I'd always followed that rule. If I 
 +had, I would have had it easier sometimes........
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 +   I would have had it easier sometimes. Like that time in 1959 at 
 +Wog Wog Creek. Now that was an outstanding silly ass exploit! First 
 +time in the country, too. Not as if I knew it backwards. Oh, no, 
 +but still I blundered on - - how long? - - two hours or more - - - 
 +and finished up miles off course.
 +
 +  You must remember that there were no detail maps of the country ​
 +then. I had a rough sketch by Alex Colley of the country around ​
 +Mt. Owen and the Castle, and I reckoned it would_ be pretty simple to
 +get there from Corang trig. So I left the car at Wog Wog Creek crossing ​
 +on the Mongarlowe Road about 10.30 a.m., and started off in an easterly ​
 +diyection. The creek bed proved to be thickly grown with ti-tree, so
 +I soon took to the clear slopes above, still following the general line 
 +of the creek. I couldn'​t get into any trouble if .1 continued towards ​
 +the head of the creek, could I? No, of course I couldn'​t,​ although
 +it was heavily overcast and there was no sign of the sun which should ​
 +be shining on my left cheek at that hour.
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 +   I had probably not been half an hour on the way when I came to a 
 +fair sized creek coming in from the lef-P (north). The sides were c 
 +dense with thick ti-tree, so I outflanked it by turning left and 
 +swinging back to the right (south) after crossing the gully. No 
 +point in painstakingly going right back to the main creek, so long as 
 +I headed generally south-east across the open ridge.
 +
 +   ​During the next hour or so I crossed a couple more side streams,
 +and each time, after swinging north around the densely grown stream beds,
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 + I always carefully turned back to the south-east. Except, of course, ​
 + I never checked with my compass, nor had a sight of the sun in that 
 + solid cloud bank. Still, I couldn'​t go far wrong while I kept on 
 + ​bearing east - or south-east after heading the side' creeks.
 +
 +       ​Naturally,​ the side creeks became steeper and it was more attractive ​
 + to stick to the ridge. This went on rising until about 1.0 p.m. I 
 + ​emerged on a high, dry crown of fretted rock and pebbles of quartz.
 + Well, there was Corang Trig - a good three miles off to the south-east, ​
 + with a couple of deep hollows in between. The spur I was on led on 
 + ​somewhere between north-east and nortly That with a lunch stop, it 
 + was close to 4.0 o'​clock when I finally scrambled up to Corang peak, 
 + ​having covered about 5 miles along my line of travel in 5i-hours, and
 + ​having walked about 12i- miles to do it, as far as I could estimate. - -
 +                          e 0 I    I  **Ice,"​
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 +       The light was blue along the Grose Valley and the Mt. Hay walls 
 + were gold. Barry was sayings
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 +       "​And it's easy to go wandering along in the wrong direction if 
 + you don't check how you're going...."​
 +
 +       ​Prising myself up off my pack I contributed,​ "On a cloudy day 
 + ​it'​s just too easy.       Done it myself several times. ​         Silly, but ...."
 +
 +       Barry rejoined "Or in mist,​especially in country where there 
 + ​aren'​t many landmarks."​
 +
 +       In idist! "​Wandering round in mist and fog." Yes, it's easy in
 + mist.
 +                             to 0 0 0 0 0 I 0 0 0
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 +       ​Gadara Point, looking out towards Mount Talaterang on a showery ​
 + ​closed-in afternoon in March 1962. Of course Talaterang wasn't in 
 + ​sight:​ seeing visibility was about 100 yards it scarcely could be. 
 + ​Gadara Point - surely named after the place where the biblical Gaderene ​
 + swine jumped over the cliff (I think). Anyway, I went on strike. ​
 + ​Although it wasn't much after 4.30 p.m. I resolved I wouldn'​t go down 
 + into that bushy saddle and head towards Talaterang unless there were
 + a prospect of seeing something. I put up my new tan tent, finding ​
 + odd places between rocks where I could plant the pegs, had something
 + to eat between showers, and crept into my sleeping bag before sundown - 
 + that is, if there had been any sun to go down.
 +
 +       ​Rather a miserable night. Whenever I flashed my torch outside ​
 + the mist was blowing past slowly. It rained from time to time.
 + Once I found plump orange-coloured ants had invaded my pack, pursuing ​
 + ​grains of sugars at least, they didn't bite. The fog surged wetly 
 + past, and mercifully it didn't blow hard, considering how precarious ​
 + my tent pegs were. Towards morning I slept fitfully and woke to a 
 + ​gentle golden light.
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 +Page 7           THE SYDNEY BUSHWALUR ​               July, 1975.
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 +    A miracle, I said to myself. It's clear, it's sunny. I will go
 +on to Talaterang after all. I will see something. I pdked my head out 
 +of the tent  that nice new golden tan tent. Thefmist swept past 
 +silently. A tree 50 yards away was just a grey ghost in the early 
 +light.
 +    It took all day to make my way back to the Sassafras ​ Nerriga ​
 +road. Mostly it rained. Always it was misty. My path was generally ​
 +north, but the ridge twThted around a good deal. So progress consisted ​
 +of a long leg nearly north until I came to a cliff overlooking the Clyde 
 +valley. Then I'd veer something east of north until I came to another ​
 +cliff  this time looking out into the slightly heavier cloud towards ​
 +the sea. Back to the northwest to the Clyde rim; then northeast ​
 +again. No hope of keeping tabs on my progress, but at least there
 +were ravines both east and west, and so long as I kept bouncing off one 
 +and then the other I must go north ultimately, unless I turned right 
 +around.
 +    Of course the mist ligted half an hour before I got back to the 
 +Nerriga road. Oh, it's so easy to go astray in mist and rain, and 
 +precious little you can do about it as a rule.....
 +                         o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 +    The leader was picking up his pack. The Grose valley was blue 
 +and the cliffs gold. The track was at our feet. No navigation ​
 +troubles today.
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 +                          *************#​
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 +                     ​TASMANIAN BUSHWALKING TOUR. -
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 +     ​Who'​s for TASMANIA? Leaving Sydney 2nd February 1976 and 
 +Melbourne 4th February 1976. Travel by car convoy for a minimum of 
 +three weeks, with open return tickets on the "​Empress of Australia"​.
 +
 +     Main features the famous Cradle Mountain ​ Lake St. Clair 
 +National Park. Fourteen days round trip with one supply pickup.
 +
 +     ​Booking deposit of $16.50 required by August 10th 1975. Cost
 +per car $73.60 return (i.e. provided your car is under 6 ft.6 ins.tall). ​
 +Deposit is refundable within six weeks of sailing.
 +
 +     ​Contact the leader, Victor Lewin for details. His home phone 
 +number is 50-4096.
 +
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 +Alteration to Walks Programme.
 +
 +     ​Alpine Skiing Instructional ​ postponed to lsthrd August. ​
 +        LEADERa Jim Vatiliotis ​ business telephone 211-1555 Ext.33.
 +
 +July, 1975.
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 +THE SYDNEY BUSHLIALKER
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 +Sick of hearing about Bali and Indonesia all the time? Well,  ​
 +you're not the only one of course, but it must have been a good trip  ​
 +because those who went still haven'​t stopped yapping about it after  ​
 +seven months. That must be some sort of record surely. One way of  ​
 +getting over the problem of course is to become one of the bores  ​
 +yourself. AND HERE'S THE BIG CHANCE. Grand plans are being laid  ​
 +for a fantastic holiday, this coming December and January. Where?
 +TO INDIA OF COURSE! Want to know more? Contact Marcia Shappert  ​
 +(home telephone 30-2028) for details. And you too can become one  ​
 +of the crushing bores.
 +laharashtrtp_:​
 +.1, Orissa
 +I
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 +Prade
 +Mysone
 +INDIA 
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 +   Most of the Club's crazy songs were put together by some crazy crazy, ​
 +   ​although vaguely brilliant (in their own minds at least) people. ​
 +   ​Originally presented as entire operas they described Club events at 
 +   ​various stages of its historyi, These were the Chronic Operas.
 +   Some of the events are now famous, like the nude bathing episode at 
 +   North Era beach, whilst others are but vague, near-forgotten memories. ​
 +   Some of the songs have aged well, and I thought it worthwhile this 
 +   month to give you a sampling. If you like them we can print some 
 +   more (we have a large cask of them here). ​ N. Page - Co-editor.
 +
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 +                          WHO'D BE A WALKER?​Written by Don Matthews.
 +
 +       ​Who'​d be a walker Scrambling for a train',​
 +       ​Wandering round in mist and fog and sleeping in the rain, 
 +       ​Pushing through the undergrowth and prickly lawyer vine, 
 +       Or climbing up a mountain range and crossing peaks alpine?
 +
 +       ​Chorus t Who'd be a walker, who, who, who,
 +               Would want to lead a simple life
 +               And feed on curried stew,
 +               ​Endure harsh privations for a lousy '​Mountain view,
 +               ​Eating plates of nothing but goo, goo, goo.
 +
 +       ​Who'​d be a walker in a shady glen,
 +       ​Climbing up the steepest cliffs then climbing down again, ​
 +       ​Getting stung by nettles and tripping over rocks,
 +       ​Putting up with blistered heels and frequent nervous shocks?
 +
 +       ​I'​d be a walker in the spring,
 +       ​Swimming when it's warm enough and having one last fling, ​
 +       ​Chasing after lady walkers, having lots of fun,
 +       ​Lazing quite contented on the grass in the sun.
 +                            **********
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 +                      DON'T LET THEE CATCH YOU BARE.
 +
 +                                           Words t Don Matthews
 +                                           Tune: Teddy Bears' Picnic
 +If you go swimming on Era's sands, you'd better go in disguise. ​
 +There'​s bobbies there with telescopes and frightgully powerful eyes. 
 +They'​re specially trained for crawling on sand
 +And spying on people who dress in what's banned ​
 +If you don't look out, they'​ll catch you red hand 
 +     I warn you
 +
 +Chorus: So don't let them catch you bare.
 +        Remember if you do the penalty is severe. ​
 +        Bobbies looking at you through telescopes ​
 +        Lurking on your lair,
 +        Sooo don't let them catch you bare.
 +
 +It's not so very long ago, in terms of years, not days, 
 +That two of our most respected ones the penalty had to pay
 +For lying there in a natural state, ​
 +Absorbing the sun, unaware of their fate,
 +When up crept the bobbies ​ Escape? ​ No, too late 
 +     I warn you
 +
 +They hauled them up before the court and charged them with vice. 
 +The judge opined that nude sunbathing was not exactly nice.
 +But onthe quiet, just entre nous,
 +He whispered softyly, "I do it too",
 +"But don't tell the policemen lest trouble ensue",​
 +     I warn you
 +                            **********
 +
 +                          LET SLEEPING BAGS LIE.
 +
 +                                        Words: Jim Brown
 +                                        Tune: "This Nearly was Mine" ​
 +     Let sleeping bags lie,                  from South Pacific.
 +     Be gentle in treating them, 
 +     ​Don'​t ever try beating them,
 +     Let sleeping bags lie.
 +             ​Should you abuse a bag
 +             ​Feathers are bound to fly.
 +             ​Illtrea-ed bags apply  the cold shoulder.
 +     Let sleeping bags lie, 
 +     ​Don'​t injure them wilfully,
 +     Deal with them so skilfully,
 +     Let sleeping bags lie.
 +                            ****-******
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 +                                  Illustration - 
 +                                   ​Lesley Pages
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 +         So don't let them catch you bare,
 +         ​Remember if you do the penalty is severe, ​
 +         ​nobbies looking at you through telescopes ​
 +         ​Lurking on your lair,
 +         ​So-o-o d on't let them catch you bare.
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 +******************** ​  ​MOUNTAIN ​            ​************************
 +******************** ​     EQ:​UiPMENT ​         **********************
 +
 +
 +                            IF YOU ARE 
 +
 +BUYING OR HIRING ​                                ​HIRING OR BUYING
 +BUYING OR HIRING ​                                ​HIRING OR BUYING
 +
 +                            GEAR FOR 
 +
 +WALKING ....... CAMPING ....... CLIMBING ....... CANOEING ..... 
 +WALKING ....... CAMPING o000000 CLIMBING ....... CANOEING .....
 +
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 +                           THINK OF 
 +
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 +                       ​MOUNTAINLEQPIEvIENT
 +                 17 Alexander Street9 Crow's Nest9 2065 
 +
 +                     (On the corner of Falcon Street) . 
 +
 +                         ​Telephone 439-3454.
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 +                               for
 +                       ​FAIRYDOWN SLEEPING BAGS
 +                  HIGH LOAD PACKS (Weight 3 lb 10 oz)
 +            AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED
 +
 +                       * * * * * * * * *
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 +                     ​TROGGY TROGGY CREW. Words s Jim Brown
 +                                      Tunes Foggy Foggy Dew
 +
 +     Once I was a walker and I lived up above, /
 +     I revelled in the sun and shade,
 +     And my step. was light and my stride was strong, ​
 +     Till I fell for a fair young maid.
 +           I wooed her on the Gangerang,
 +           And at Kanangaroo.
 +           Then caving she went and I had to tag along
 +           Just to keep hr from that troggy troggy crew.
 +
 +     She joined up with a crowd of human moles,
 +     Who talked in a jargon strange,
 +     Who wriggled round about in bat-infested holes, ​
 +     And she soon began to change.
 +           She loved the squeeze hole's chill embrace, ​
 +           Ah me, what could I do?
 +           So I bought me this lamp and boiler suit,
 +           Just to keep her from that troggy troggy crew.
 +                        **********
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 +                     ​Egg2,​2i2.14.1.En0 Wordss Geoff Wagg
 +                 Tunes Keep Right on to the End of the Road.
 +
 +     When a bod's stuck right in a squeeze hole tight, ​
 +      Or trapped in a sharp S bend,
 +     Make no comment bright on his end in sight,
 +      Though all that's in sight is his end.
 +     For if the mind should panic tho body may swell
 +      And trapped for good he may be.
 +     So spray his toes with the garden hose
 +      And treat him with cups of tea - of tea - of tea,
 +            And treat him with cups of tea.
 +
 +     But if this won't work, shun the short sharp jerk,
 +      For a tug may well dislodge
 +     A ton of dirt, or his shorts and shirt,
 +      So you see it's a dangerous dodge. ​
 +     Take a rope around some convenient part
 +      If you want your friend to live,
 +     Get three men on the rope, grease him up with soap,
 +      And something has got to give - to give - to give - -
 +
 +     If he's still stuck fast there is' just one last
 +      Resort that you yet may. try.
 +     For the die is cast and all oaution past
 +      It's a case of do - or die,
 +     Take an oxy blow-torch or some other flame
 +      That burns with an intense heat, 
 +     And with action sly this flame apply
 +      To the poor trapped victim'​s seat - his seat - his seat - -
 +                        **********
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 +               ​DON'​T BE CAUGHT OUT IN THE COLD!
 +
 +    With acknowledgement to the National Mountain Safet Council Inc.
 +                     New Zealand.
 +
 +(The following article appeared in' the September 1972 issue of this 
 +magazine. In view of the number of ski -touring trips being undertaken ​
 +by club members and others at the present time, we thought it worth 
 +while to repeat the article. Very little is known and written on the 
 +subject of exposure, but this is something that can happen to anyone
 +in certain circumstances,​ and it should be guarded against.)
 +
 +    Recent tragedies in the challenging outdoors seem to indicate a 
 +general lack of respect for the dangers in the cold environment. ​
 +Awareness of the hazards is the first step in preventing tragedy, so 
 +we have printed the following to ensure that you are equipped with 
 +this knowledge.
 +Death b Ex osure is not an Accident.
 +
 +    Definition: Hypothermia,​ or what is commonly called exposure, ​
 +Occurs when the body temperature drops below normal.
 +
 +    Causes The cause is simply a drop in body temperature through ​
 +wearing clothing inadequate for wet, cold and windy conditions. ​
 +Exhaustion and hunger contribute to it.
 +
 +    112seragnas Hypothermia is not easy to recognise. The 
 +victim is exhausted, lags behind, stumbles, is reluctant to carry on 
 +and is not"​with it" mentally. He may be difficult to reason with.
 +
 +    Treatments Shelter from the wind immediately. Drop off a 
 +ridge to the lee side and look for shelter, in tussock, scrub, bush or 
 +behind rocks. Put on extra clothing, give him something to eat and 
 +drink, and assess the situation carefully. Recovery can be swift, ​
 +but if it has not occurred within 15 minutes or if the victim has 
 +collapsed, he will be past warming himsGlfl you must do it for him.
 +You must treat him on the spot; he may collapse and die if you attempt ​
 +to assist him to the shelter of a hut. If practicable,​ change him 
 +into dry woollen clothing. Put him in a sleeping bag and have two
 +fit people, both in their sleepinE bags, lie close alongside him. 
 +This is the only safe method.
 +
 +    Excessive external heat such as a fire can kill him. Alcohol ​
 +must hot beG11212. In any case, your patient should not be moved 
 +(especially by his own efforts) until he is fully recovered or until 
 +you get medial advice. Meanwhile watch the rest of the party. Make 
 +camp immediately where you can get the most shelter.
 +
 +211.222_.LITILJL1222._InILIL6.121L1-21221I_LL=......
 +1. What ever the length of the trip, prepare for it carefully. Do
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 +listen and take heed of the Weather for_ocasts.- Take a parka on every 
 +trip into the hills  even for a day or halfday walk.
 +
 +26 For excursions on the open tops, add long triousers, gloves and a 
 +balaclava to your"​MUst Pack" list. Wear woollen clothing; wet wool 
 +is warmer than wet cotton.
 +
 +3. Have a good meal before settlf.; out and frequent snacks during the 
 +day.
 +4. Plan your day so as to reach your destination with time to spare 
 +before nightfall. If the weather deteriorates,​ turn back, or take a 
 +safe alternative route which will provide the all important shelter.
 +
 +56 Remember there is always a chance of having to spend the night in 
 +the open, and then a sleeping bag cover, a survival sheet, or plastic ​
 +tube, can save your life.
 +                        .-
 +6. For safety, four is the minimum number for a party. Remember, ​
 +one man cannot recognise hypothermia in himself. A tm man party is 
 +too weak to help itself in a dangerous situation. If 'our are in the 
 +party, one can stay with a sick man while two go for help. Never 
 +travel alone.
 +
 +Beware of the Evil Combination of Wet Wind and Cold.
 +
 +     At 50F, a wind of 30 m.p.h. produces the same heat loss from 
 +unprotected skin as would be lost in windless conditions at 28F. Wet 
 +skin loses heat 20 times faster than dry. Damp, windy conditions when 
 +temperatures are around 40F. are the most dangerous.
 +
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 +                              SOCIAL NOTES.
 +                                                        by Spiro Ketas.
 +
 +    On August 20th the club will hold its member s.' slide night. Bring 
 +along those slides you've had and have not screened before your friends ​
 +up to now, any number withint:​reason.
 +
 +     By popular demand the Bulgarian Dancers will return on the 27th 
 +August. Last year their performance was enthusiastically received. ​
 +If you missed them last year don't miss them this year. It promises ​
 +to be a good night.
 +
 +                            * *  * * * * *
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 +CHEAP SANDSHOES.
 +
 +   . New first quality Volley O.C. tennis shoes can be purchased for 
 +$4.8o a pair and Internationals at $6.40 per pair. Place your order 
 +with Spiro K.etas.
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 +                                   THE JUNE GENERAL MEETING.
 +                                                                                  by Jim Brown.
 +
 +        Wednesday 11th June, the night of the General Meeting, was also 
 +the last night of 1975's Indian Summers next day came the blizzard ​
 +which caused quite a few people to amend their plans for the Holiday ​
 +Weekend. However, the Weaneoday night was not unpleasant, and about 
 +35 people were present at the start of affairs to see new members Nancy 
 +and Lee Squires welcomed, while Linda Robbins, the third admission for 
 +the montly, was not present..
 +
 +        No business arose from May's minutes, and Correspondence was mainly ​
 +a collection of magazin9s and bulletins. On this subject, the Archivist, ​
 +Phil Butt, had asked how long we wished the journals of other Clubs and 
 +like publications to be held s the Committee had suggested three years
 +and also proposed that one copy of the L.B.W. magazine should suffice. ​
 +The General Meeting concurred, with one mischievous dissentient in Owen 
 +Marks who wished all documents to be preserved "in perpetuity"​. One
 +of the recent bulletins was the Kosciusko Huts Committee'​s Annual Report ​
 +containing appreciative comment on the work by a Club team on the 
 +restoration of Spencers'​ Creek Hut.
 +
 +        The Treasurer reported funds standing at $1788 at the end of May. 
 +Federation Report indicated no reply was yet available to representations ​
 +for access to the Budawangs via Wog_ Wog 5 appreciation was expressed for 
 +the many years of service given by one of the Vice Presidents who was 
 +retiring - not named but accepted to be Ninian Melville - and Federation ​
 +Council was promoting the proposal that the Yerranderie area be created ​
 +as a National Park.
 +
 +        Bob Hodgson now presented the May/June walks report, opening on the 
 +weekend 16-18 May. Tony Denham'​s Budawangs jaunt had fallen through for 
 +want of personnel, while Peter Scandrett took 11 people to Bonnum Pic on 
 +a day walk (it was intended as a joint walk with Cal.W., but in fact was 
 +mainly a S.B.W. function). Of Will Hilder'​s Colo day walk there was 
 +some information that it was held, but no details were available. On 
 +the following weekend the Kanangra-Tonalli Mt. trip set down for David 
 +Rostron was undertaken with a substitute leader, by a slightly different ​
 +route, and this was also the occasion of Frank Taeker'​s Budawangs walk, 
 +for which a special dispensation had been obtained to .cross the Wog Wog 
 +property. Frank told us he was informed no further permits would be 
 +granted and the occupants of the property claimed their attitude was
 +based on instances of vandalism. Some other stockmen met out near Corang ​
 +Peak were burning off the swamps to get rid of"​Priokly pear" (? hakea)
 +and said they were not impressed with the new management of Wog Wog. 
 +In discussion on access it was mentioned there is a surveyed road line 
 +across the property, and 'a court case is pending in which member Paul 
 +Sharp is charged with trespass and has brought a counter action of 
 +assault.
 +        On May 25 David Ingram'​s walk over Mt. Westmacott went as planned, ​    
 +and on the next weekend Laurie Quaken had a small group (3) out over
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 +Lockley'​s Pylon to Blue Gum and Mt. Victoria, reversing the advertised ​
 +route of the trip. Laurie replied, no, they didn't walk backwards. ​
 +Ray Hookway said he was fundamentally against base camp trips, but
 +found the jaunt to WoodhilL Gap pleasant enough, ddspite foggy conditions ​
 +in the gap where the mists of Kangaroo Valley pour over towards the 
 +coast. Eighteen people went on Meryl Watman'​s day walk along the 
 +Uloola trail and up to Engadine under cool, cloudy skies.
 +
 +   The last weekend reported covered Bob Younger'​s trip to Splendour ​
 +Rock, with six in attendance; it went as programmed and Ron Knightley, ​
 +reporting the walk, said "it was hell in new boots"​. Joe Marton headed ​
 +toward Mt. Solitary with a party which fluctuated in strength from 17
 +to 15 to 20. A rolling boulder on Ruined Castle almost depleted the 
 +party further at one stage. Finally, Tony Denham had 13, reducing to 
 +11, on his Frew's Creek day walk, when two very inexperienced starters ​
 +were escorted back to civilisation shortly after setting out.
 +
 +   Now General Business, and first a proposition from Peter Scandrett ​
 +that the Club obtain a stock of car stickers to indicate the owner was 
 +of S.B.W. origin. There were points for - it would assure many 
 +property owners of the good repute of the travellers: and against -
 +it advertised the vehicle was likely to be unattended for up to 48 hours. ​
 +Finally we decided against the idea.
 +
 +   The big business of the night was the decision on hut building at 
 +Coolana, but first it was advised that the owner of the riding school ​
 +at Lazy Acres was now concentrating on smaller children who would not 
 +be leaving his property; hence the need for a legal agreement over 
 +risk in riding over our land was diminished and the matter was being 
 +left in abeyance.
 +
 +   Dot Butler reported the meeting of the Coolana Committee had 
 +recommended a hut appromimately 24 ft x 20 ft, with iron roofing, three 
 +enclosed sides and a fireplace, and that an amount of $700 be made 
 +available for purchase of materials; with George Gray as construction ​
 +engineer. She added that it may be possible to obtain the materials ​
 +at a cheaper rate, some items having been donated already. After 
 +questions by Peter Miller and Gordon Broome, George Gray outlined the 
 +proposed method of construction,​ using pipe uprights, timber trusses ​
 +and purlins, iron roof. The walls of iron would be set in under the 
 +eaves, and if a pebble masonary wall became -practicable later, they 
 +could be removed.
 +
 +   Kath Brown voiced doubt as to the need for a hut at all, asking ​
 +whether the whole concept was not somewhat opposed to our broad principles ​
 +on buildings in reserves and bush parkss she agreed that in high country ​
 +huts were necessary, but questioned whether the hut at Coolana would 
 +mostly dominate the good camp sites that would remain after flooding
 +of the flats. At most a cooking place and water supply should suffice. ​
 +Neville Page fazoured the hut proposal, pointing to the thought, work 
 +and enthusiasm of the Management Committee as deserving of support.
 +He mentioned that the $700 to be paid by the Water Board as compensation
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 +  for the river banks to be inundated would recoup the cost.
 +
 +         The Treasurer was invited to comment and agreed that, if we did 
 +  not receive the Water Board'​s payment for some time, funds could be at 
 +  a low level towards the end of the Club year. However, he believed ​
 +  we could cover the expenditure and the position would be restored with
 +  the input of $700 from the Board. While voicing his support for a hut, 
 +  Peter Miller suggested it should contain two Idreplaces, and that the 
 +  Shoalhaven Shire Council'​s ameomentshould be obtained before commencing ​
 +  buying or building. This was embodied in an amendment by Frank Roberts ​
 +  which was accepted by the mover and seconder, and was later carried.
 +
 +         ​Gordon Broome suggested the advance of funds should be progressive, ​
 +  as he had in mind that some materials could, with a little delay and 
 +  enquiry, be obtained either gratis or at a very low price, but another ​
 +  amendment which sought to defer the appropriation of funds for 2 months ​
 +  was lost. In the discussion it was mentioned it was hoped to be able 
 +  to procure a water tank from a property across the river at a very low 
 +  price. In relation to the settlement by the Water Board, Dot Butler
 +  said the Quakers in the adjoining blocks had already received compensation ​
 +  for the river bank flooding, and it was really only a question of our 
 +  applying for the agreed sum. The motion, as amended, went to the
 +  vote and was carried.
 +
 +         ​By-now it was approaching 10.0 p.m. and there was time only for 
 +  a mention of the possible availability of cheaper Volley sandshoes ​
 +  (see June magazine) before we went off the air.
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 +APNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS.
 +
 +    .   ​Please note that annual subscriptions for 1975 are due and payable.
 +The Treasurer would therefore like to hear from you soon, if you have 
 +not already paid. The rates of subscription as fixed at the Annual ​
 +General Meeting last March are as follows ​
 +
 +                         ​Single Member ​                             .$7.50 p.a.
 +                         ​Married Couples ​                           $9.50 p.a.
 +                         ​Students (full time)                       $4000 p.a.
 +                         ​Non-Active Members ​                        $1.50 p.a.
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 +   Pcto e 19        THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​     Jo 1y 1975
 +
 +                     ​COMING WALKS  By Bob Hodgson
 +
 +AUGUST 1, 2, 3. SNOW BROWN IS OFF TO WALK AROUND CLOUDIvIAKER THE HARD 
 +            WAY, DOWN THE KOWMUNG, UP THE COX' S, UP ICANANGRA CREEK 
 +            THEN CLIMB MOUNT PARALYZER JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE. WHAT 
 +            A WORKOUT ? BETTER GET IN TRAINING NOW SO THAT YOU MAY 
 +            JOIN SNOW'S ELITE.
 +SUNDAY 3RD. WONDABYNE AND PINDA R CAVE WITH MARGARET REID. THIS IS
 +            MARGARET'​S FAVOURITE NORTH HA WKSBURY AREA AND YOU WILL 
 +            UNDERSTAND WHY AFTER TODAY.
 +AUGUST 8, 9, 10. THIS WEEKEND IS ALAN PIKE'S TURN TO PROVE HIS PARTY'​S FITNESS ​
 +            AND THAT CURRENT S. B. W. WA LKBR RS CAN STILL LIVE UP TO THE 
 +            STANDARD OF WALKERS OF YESTERYEAR. CONSIENTIOUS TRAINING AND  ​
 +            A DIET OF CARROTS (FOR THE FRIDAY NEW MOONLIGHT WALK) A
 +            PRERK UI SITE.
 +AUGUST 8, 9, 101 FRANK TAEKER IS GOING TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER OF THE CLASSIC ​
 +            WOG WOG/​MONOLITH VALLEY TRIPS DEPENDANT ON THE ACCESS
 +            PROBLEM BEING OVERCOME. FRANK HAS REQUESTED THAT HE BE 
 +            CONTACTED AT THE CLUB MEETING RATHER THAN AT WORK.
 +SUNDAY 10TH. VICTOR LEWIN IS GOING ON A SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL GOVETT S LEAP DAY 
 +            TEST WALK. HE WILL BE DOING A LITTLE CIRCUIT ON THE TOPS AROUND ​
 +            HAT HILL BEFORE DESCENDING INTO THE MAJESTIC GROSE VALLEY TO 
 +            BLUE GUM FOREST.
 +AUGUST 15, 16, 17. THIS WEEKEND TONY DENHAM LEADS THE CLASSIC MYALL LAKES 
 +            NATURE WALK. LOTS OF Acumric WILDLIFE IN A UNIQUE FRESHWATER ​
 +            LAEOON SYSTEM.
 +SUNDAY 17TH. PETER MILLER WILL BE DOING A CAR FERRY ON THIS WALK STARTING ​
 +            AT THE HEAD OF THE GROSE VALLEY COVERING THE UPPER REACHES OF 
 +            THE GROSE RIVER TO PIERCE'​ S PASS. A GOOD TRACK ONCE THE GROSE 
 +            IS REACHED.
 +SUNDAY 17TH. CLOSER TO HOME JOHN HOLLY LEADS A WALK FROM HISTORIC ​
 +            CAMPBELLTOWN IN AN AREA THAT WAS ONCE A FAVOURITE AREA FOR 
 +            BU SHWA LKERS.
 +AUGUST 22, 23, 24. A SCENIC WAS OF MUCH SCENIC VARIETY IS THE ONLY WAY TO 
 +            DESCRIBE HANS BECK'S BA RRA LLIER BINDOOK WALK. SMALL CREEKS, ​
 +            BIG RIVERS, OPEN FIELDS, FORESTS, FLAT UNDULATING,
 +            UNPRECIPITOUS COUNTRY ALL IN-THE ONE WALK.
 +SUNDAY 24TH. WELCOME TO CARL BOCK COUNTRY - D.ARUG NATIONAL PARK AND 
 +            CARL SEEM TO HAVE A N.A,TURAL AFFINITY FOR EA CH OTHER. SO LET 
 +            CARL ESCORT YOU AROUND THIS HAWKSBURY WONDERLAND FOR THE 
 +            DAY.
 +AUGUST 29, 30, SEP. 1. EXPLORE THE NATT AI WITH MIKE SHORT. MIKE HAS WORKED ​
 +            OUT A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE ROUTE FROM THE FIRE TRAIL NEAR MT. 
 +            JELLORE DOWN TO THE NATTAI AND RETURN VIA RUSSELL'​S NEEDLE.
 +SUNDAY ff ST. SEP. A NICE NATIONAL PARK JAUNT WITH GLADYS ROBERTS IS THE 
 +            THERAPY FOR TODAY. NOT FAR TO GO AND A THOUSAND MILES 
 +            (WHOOPS, KILOMETRES) FROM CARE.
 +
 + Page 20       THE SYDNEY BUSKIALKER July9 1975.
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 +
 +The lady seen sitting on a large winch at the abandoned Glen Davis mine 
 +workings turned out to be Dot .Butler. "​I'​m sitting on it till George ​
 +Gray comes by, just so noone steals it from under our noses,"​ she said. 
 +Said winch is planned to take up working duties at Coolana we're told.
 +                   ​**********
 +Club member Ken Ellis was recently seen in Sydney but only very briefly ​
 +before he departed in the direction of Weipa on the very tip of Australia. ​
 +It seems he can't be kept away from the place. Ken joined the crew who 
 +went to Bali in December last year but instead of returning to Australia ​
 +with the others he continued on to England to visit his family. The 
 +extra fare wasn't much, he said, so he made the most of it.
 +                   ​**********
 +The mass exodus to the snowfields is on again this year, and even more 
 +than ever seem to be joining the bun rush. Bill Burke is behind it all 
 +of course. President Barry Wallace and Social Secretary Spiro Ketas 
 +are among the many taking advantage of the good snow conditions.
 +                   ​**********
 +Christine Brown departed recently for a working holiday in Europe and 
 +Kath and Jim have had news that things are going fine for her in London. ​
 +Chris had to bring forward her 21st birthday celebrations a couple of 
 +months whilst she was still in Sydney. The party was held at the Brown 
 +household in May.
 +                   ​**********
 +Another birthday celebrant this month was Peter Scandrett, but he didn'​t ​
 +know about it till the very last moment. It was a surprise party, ​
 +arranged by Robin Preston at her parents'​ home in West Pennant Hills. ​
 +Peter turned 26 but don't tell anyone because he's getting a bit sensitive ​
 +about everyone telling him how old he is. Three of the guests managed
 +to get their cars bogged in the mud, which added to the fun.
 +                   ​**********
 +The wild storm in Sydney last month caused problems for nature lovers as 
 +trees were brought down all over the place. The Matthews had a huge tree 
 +fall, narrowly missing the house and. bringing down power lines, whilst
 +the Pages also had their, 50 foot pine tree block the street and cut the 
 +power off from them and their neighbours for the whole weekend.
 +                   ​**********
 +David Cotton'​s having fun we hear, directing his team of lady labourers ​
 +in Wollongong Park (Norman Gunston country). David is a R.E.D. Scheme ​
 +boss and all his workers are female, which suits him (for some of the 
 +time at least). Anyone for a job?
 +
  
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