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 |Editorial| | 2| |Editorial| | 2|
 |The S.B.W. India Trip Episode 2|Marcia Shappert| 3| |The S.B.W. India Trip Episode 2|Marcia Shappert| 3|
-|Vale Dunc|L.G. (Mouldy) Harrison| 9|+|Vale Dunc.|L.G. (Mouldy) Harrison| 9|
 |February General Meeting|Jim Brown|12| |February General Meeting|Jim Brown|12|
 |Dot Butler'​s Cartoon| |15| |Dot Butler'​s Cartoon| |15|
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 **The Colong Committee calls upon the State Government to:** **The Colong Committee calls upon the State Government to:**
  
-  - Stop logging in Roseberry & Wiangarie ​Forebsts+  - Stop logging in Roseberry & Wiangarie ​Forests
   - Revoke the State Forests and dedicate the whole of their area as a national park.   - Revoke the State Forests and dedicate the whole of their area as a national park.
   - Institute an open inquiry to:   - Institute an open inquiry to:
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 The next day we rented bikes to see some of the other sights of Agra, which included snake charmers. We also cycled to the Red Fort, built in 1565. It was wonderful to roam around imagining the splendour it once was. The next day we rented bikes to see some of the other sights of Agra, which included snake charmers. We also cycled to the Red Fort, built in 1565. It was wonderful to roam around imagining the splendour it once was.
  
-Somewhere along the iine we got separated from Wayne and Heather, so after returning our bikes the rest of us decided to catch a horse cart to the bazaar. (By this time Louise had perfected her bargaining techniques and couldn'​t wait to do some deals.) While bargaining with the driver, who didn't speak English, another English-speaking driver arrived. His cart was filled with children and women, one of them pregnant. He insisted they get out so we could get in. When we refused to do so, he was quite upset. I suppose he figured he would make more money from us.+Somewhere along the line we got separated from Wayne and Heather, so after returning our bikes the rest of us decided to catch a horse cart to the bazaar. (By this time Louise had perfected her bargaining techniques and couldn'​t wait to do some deals.) While bargaining with the driver, who didn't speak English, another English-speaking driver arrived. His cart was filled with children and women, one of them pregnant. He insisted they get out so we could get in. When we refused to do so, he was quite upset. I suppose he figured he would make more money from us.
  
 The next morning we took a train to Fatehpur Sikri. 'Only the tiny village of Sikri, home of some stonecutters,​ existed at the site when the Moghul emperor Akbar first came this way in 1568 to seek out the blessings of a mystic named Salim Chishti. Akbar was childless and badly wanted a son. Anyway, whatever the holy man put into those blessings seemed to work, and when Akbar'​s wife became pregnant, the emperor was so overjoyed he decided to build a fabulous city overlooking the village.'#​ However, this glorious city was only inhabited for 14 years before it was abandoned probably due to lack of water. It was fun to spend the night in a ghost town in the desert. The next morning we took a train to Fatehpur Sikri. 'Only the tiny village of Sikri, home of some stonecutters,​ existed at the site when the Moghul emperor Akbar first came this way in 1568 to seek out the blessings of a mystic named Salim Chishti. Akbar was childless and badly wanted a son. Anyway, whatever the holy man put into those blessings seemed to work, and when Akbar'​s wife became pregnant, the emperor was so overjoyed he decided to build a fabulous city overlooking the village.'#​ However, this glorious city was only inhabited for 14 years before it was abandoned probably due to lack of water. It was fun to spend the night in a ghost town in the desert.
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 Too soon we had to catch the bus back to Agra. The tiny ghost town holds many wonderful (some, anyway) memories for us. Too soon we had to catch the bus back to Agra. The tiny ghost town holds many wonderful (some, anyway) memories for us.
  
-Arriving at the Clarks Hotel, where we had to catch the bus to the airport, we were hot and dusty. The pool looked so inviting. We quickly changed into our swimming suits. I took a running leap into the pool. It was the coldest water I had ever been in. What a shock to the sygtem! But so refreshing. We all had great fun, swimming and splashing. We noticed quite a few people came to sit around the pool. As soon as we got out, they all disappeared again. I guess they just came to see the nuts in the cold water. It felt so good to be clean again. While we didn't have any clean clothes to put on, just a change felt good.+Arriving at the Clarks Hotel, where we had to catch the bus to the airport, we were hot and dusty. The pool looked so inviting. We quickly changed into our swimming suits. I took a running leap into the pool. It was the coldest water I had ever been in. What a shock to the system! But so refreshing. We all had great fun, swimming and splashing. We noticed quite a few people came to sit around the pool. As soon as we got out, they all disappeared again. I guess they just came to see the nuts in the cold water. It felt so good to be clean again. While we didn't have any clean clothes to put on, just a change felt good.
  
 We arrived at the Agra Airport the necessary one hour before departure time. The security checks between Indian airports are stiffer than the international ones. We were all given body checks - they were looking for knives. Once they even made me open up my tube of lipstick! We arrived at the Agra Airport the necessary one hour before departure time. The security checks between Indian airports are stiffer than the international ones. We were all given body checks - they were looking for knives. Once they even made me open up my tube of lipstick!
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 ===Bushman Rucksack=== ===Bushman Rucksack===
  
-Has sewn-in curved bottom for extra comfort in carrying. Will hold 30 lbs. 2 pocket model 1 1/4 bs. 3 pocket model 1 1/2 lbs.+Has sewn-in curved bottom for extra comfort in carrying. Will hold 30 lbs. 2 pocket model 1 1/4 lbs. 3 pocket model 1 1/2 lbs.
  
 ===Pioneer Rucksack=== ===Pioneer Rucksack===
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-=====Vale - dunc.=====+=====Vale - Dunc.=====
  
 by L.G. ("​Mouldy"​) Harrison. by L.G. ("​Mouldy"​) Harrison.
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 Dunc was a legend in The Sydney Bushwalkers. Almost from the beginning she was an active member, and from her early childhood days in the country, was quite at home in the bush. She was a good walker, a good camper, a splendid bush-woman, and full of ingenuity. Dunc was a legend in The Sydney Bushwalkers. Almost from the beginning she was an active member, and from her early childhood days in the country, was quite at home in the bush. She was a good walker, a good camper, a splendid bush-woman, and full of ingenuity.
  
-Two things quickly come to mind. One when she was walking alongside the Nattai River in the early 1930'​s. A wild duck paddled peacefully by. Its leisurely gait was interrupted when Duce suddenly placed her hat over it. Her food group that evening enjoyed a delicious wild duck stew.+Two things quickly come to mind. One when she was walking alongside the Nattai River in the early 1930'​s. A wild duck paddled peacefully by. Its leisurely gait was interrupted when Dunc suddenly placed her hat over it. Her food group that evening enjoyed a delicious wild duck stew.
  
 On another occasion when camping in the Blue Mountains after several weeks of almost continuous rain, the sloping camp-site had a thin sheet of water undulating its way to lower levels. Dunc was the camp cook, and in no time she had made a raft of sticks, 2-ft long and about 1" round. Across this was laid another raft of sticks, and then in the middle a small teepee of tiny fine dry sticks was built, and the smoke came up through the neck of Dunc's groundsheet as she crouched over the beginnings of a fire. In a very short time it was warmly blazing and she was able to cook the evening meal. On another occasion when camping in the Blue Mountains after several weeks of almost continuous rain, the sloping camp-site had a thin sheet of water undulating its way to lower levels. Dunc was the camp cook, and in no time she had made a raft of sticks, 2-ft long and about 1" round. Across this was laid another raft of sticks, and then in the middle a small teepee of tiny fine dry sticks was built, and the smoke came up through the neck of Dunc's groundsheet as she crouched over the beginnings of a fire. In a very short time it was warmly blazing and she was able to cook the evening meal.
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 Dunc was a woman of infinite resourcefulness and tremendous patience. She was never idle. I recall a train trip of several hours, and Dunc had not arranged for anything to do, so at the last moment she purchased a ball of string and did some macrame work, knotting all the while in the train. Dunc was a woman of infinite resourcefulness and tremendous patience. She was never idle. I recall a train trip of several hours, and Dunc had not arranged for anything to do, so at the last moment she purchased a ball of string and did some macrame work, knotting all the while in the train.
  
-In later years she would knit a fair-isle sweater of intricate pattern while watching T.V. Last year, the Dungalla Club had a hobby exhibition, and Dunc showed samples of embroidery from pictures of wild flowers and tiny birds to dinner cloths, beautifully ​edbroidered. Many of her friends have table mats with superb Norwegian wild flowers embroidered on them.+In later years she would knit a fair-isle sweater of intricate pattern while watching T.V. Last year, the Dungalla Club had a hobby exhibition, and Dunc showed samples of embroidery from pictures of wild flowers and tiny birds to dinner cloths, beautifully ​embroidered. Many of her friends have table mats with superb Norwegian wild flowers embroidered on them.
  
 During the war years, Dunc was actively engaged with correspondence with members of the walking fraternity who were on active service. Interesting informative letters were sent out to all members of the Services, together with photographs of bushwalking interest. It was thought that this would be the most practical contribution the S.B.W. could make to their members and those of other clubs during the war years. Dunc spent hundreds of hours on this worthwhile project. During the war years, Dunc was actively engaged with correspondence with members of the walking fraternity who were on active service. Interesting informative letters were sent out to all members of the Services, together with photographs of bushwalking interest. It was thought that this would be the most practical contribution the S.B.W. could make to their members and those of other clubs during the war years. Dunc spent hundreds of hours on this worthwhile project.
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 =====Easter Trip To Border Ranges.===== =====Easter Trip To Border Ranges.=====
  
-The N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs has chartered a bus to go to Wiangarie/​Levers Plateau on teh N.S.W. Queensland border at Easter.+The N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs has chartered a bus to go to Wiangarie/​Levers Plateau on the N.S.W. Queensland border at Easter.
  
 This area is the subject of a major conservation issue (see Editorial page 2). This area is the subject of a major conservation issue (see Editorial page 2).
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 Bus Fare: $23.00 return. Bus Fare: $23.00 return.
  
-Enquiries: ​ontact ​Joy Scott, 4 Electra Road, Heathcote. Telephone 520-0750. If you wish to go please book by 1st April (not 12th  March as stated in the Newsletter). Places may be available even up to 14th. April.+Enquiries: ​Contact ​Joy Scott, 4 Electra Road, Heathcote. Telephone 520-0750. If you wish to go please book by 1st April (not 12th  March as stated in the Newsletter). Places may be available even up to 14th. April.
  
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-=====Dot ​Butlers ​Cartoon Page.===== +=====Dot ​Butler'​s ​Cartoon Page.===== 
-[Picture of two bushwalkers in the desert, with the first pionting ​to signs on a tree saying 'Arab money',​ 'Timor horror',​ '​Cabinet spill',​ '​Pollution worsens"​ and '​Starvation in India'​.]+ 
 +[Picture of two bushwalkers in the desert, with the first pointing ​to signs on a tree saying 'Arab money',​ 'Timor horror',​ '​Cabinet spill',​ '​Pollution worsens"​ and '​Starvation in India'​.]
  
 "Look! Look! Civilization at last!!"​ "Look! Look! Civilization at last!!"​
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 I've been tripping since mid-August in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland. It's now 2nd October and I'm in the Hostel at Crohy Head, Donegal. I started at Rowerdennan Y.H. on Loch Lomond and climbed Ben Lomond, then did some high walking in the beautiful Trossachs, then the spectacular Alps of Arrochar from the new hostel at Ardgarten. From Crianlarich I climbed Ben More and visited Oban on the way to Glencoe. I've been tripping since mid-August in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland. It's now 2nd October and I'm in the Hostel at Crohy Head, Donegal. I started at Rowerdennan Y.H. on Loch Lomond and climbed Ben Lomond, then did some high walking in the beautiful Trossachs, then the spectacular Alps of Arrochar from the new hostel at Ardgarten. From Crianlarich I climbed Ben More and visited Oban on the way to Glencoe.
  
-At Glen Nevis I joined up with an Ashdown Rambler and we climbed Ben Nevis 4406', highest in the British ​Ieles. Climbed through cloud and mist to suhshine ​on top. Scenery a bit like Watson'​s Crags at Kosci. All mountains in these parts are climbed almost from sea-level and the worst encumbrance is the weather with 100 inches per annum and only 35° from the North Pole. "​Alpine conditions"​ start also at sea-level.+At Glen Nevis I joined up with an Ashdown Rambler and we climbed Ben Nevis 4406', highest in the British ​Isles. Climbed through cloud and mist to sunshine ​on top. Scenery a bit like Watson'​s Crags at Kosci. All mountains in these parts are climbed almost from sea-level and the worst encumbrance is the weather with 100 inches per annum and only 35° from the North Pole. "​Alpine conditions"​ start also at sea-level.
  
 Visited the famous Torridon Alps and Loch Maree and the highest waterfall in Scotland 375' Glomach Falls near Dornie. Drove all around Skye and visited the Cuillins. Used the frequent bad weather to visit old castles, folk museums and towns. Came down via Inverness and Perth and spent some time in lovely Edinburgh for the Annual Festival. From there to the Roman Wall, Yorkshire Dales, Pennine Way and city of Durham, then York. What a lot of old ruined abbeys, monastries and historical items in these parts. Visited the famous Torridon Alps and Loch Maree and the highest waterfall in Scotland 375' Glomach Falls near Dornie. Drove all around Skye and visited the Cuillins. Used the frequent bad weather to visit old castles, folk museums and towns. Came down via Inverness and Perth and spent some time in lovely Edinburgh for the Annual Festival. From there to the Roman Wall, Yorkshire Dales, Pennine Way and city of Durham, then York. What a lot of old ruined abbeys, monastries and historical items in these parts.
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 From Dublin I travelled south through the Wicklow Mountains to the haunted hostel at Aghavannagh. I was the only one in about 30 rooms of the ancient military barracks and there were lots of "​boomps in the night"​. Powerscourt Falls and Glendaloch ruins - really ancient and spooky. The pubs at night with their old Irish folk music to add to the tang of the Guinness. From Dublin I travelled south through the Wicklow Mountains to the haunted hostel at Aghavannagh. I was the only one in about 30 rooms of the ancient military barracks and there were lots of "​boomps in the night"​. Powerscourt Falls and Glendaloch ruins - really ancient and spooky. The pubs at night with their old Irish folk music to add to the tang of the Guinness.
  
-I crossed to the West Coast to Ball Hill Youth Hostel near Donegal Town, then travelled a very scenic coastal route out to the hostel at Carrick and scrambled around Slieve League Mountain where the cliffs drop 1900 ft. sheer into the Atlantic, (16-11-75). Inspected the Caves of Maghera near Ardara, which are a bit like Fraser Park, but more cavernous and with higher cliffs. Great sweeps of white sandy beaches and surf reminded me of Wilson'​s ​Promontery.+I crossed to the West Coast to Ball Hill Youth Hostel near Donegal Town, then travelled a very scenic coastal route out to the hostel at Carrick and scrambled around Slieve League Mountain where the cliffs drop 1900 ft. sheer into the Atlantic, (16-11-75). Inspected the Caves of Maghera near Ardara, which are a bit like Fraser Park, but more cavernous and with higher cliffs. Great sweeps of white sandy beaches and surf reminded me of Wilson'​s ​Promontory.
  
 Drove north via Gweedore and Mt. Errigal to Poisoned Glen and on to Milford and Bunnaton Hostel on Lough Swilly, then Fanad Head and back down to Sligo via Letterkenny and on to Curran Hostel and the famous Achill Island where there was some of the biggest and most colourful coastal scenery I have ever seen. Then drove south via the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick to the scenic "​7-Pins of Connemara"​ mountains, with views of the hundreds of the Lakes of Connemara, then on to Galway and Limerick to some more mountaineering in McGillycuddy'​s Reeks at Killarney. Drove north via Gweedore and Mt. Errigal to Poisoned Glen and on to Milford and Bunnaton Hostel on Lough Swilly, then Fanad Head and back down to Sligo via Letterkenny and on to Curran Hostel and the famous Achill Island where there was some of the biggest and most colourful coastal scenery I have ever seen. Then drove south via the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick to the scenic "​7-Pins of Connemara"​ mountains, with views of the hundreds of the Lakes of Connemara, then on to Galway and Limerick to some more mountaineering in McGillycuddy'​s Reeks at Killarney.
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 ===For the cheapest gear in Australasia:​=== ===For the cheapest gear in Australasia:​===
  
-We have a promt mail order service to Australian customers - Ffree postage on all orders. Below is a list of some of the gear we stock - prices quoted in New Zealand+We have a prompt ​mail order service to Australian customers - Free postage on all orders. Below is a list of some of the gear we stock - prices quoted in New Zealand
 dollars (NZ $1 = A $0.83). We prefer payment by bank draft in New Zealand currency. dollars (NZ $1 = A $0.83). We prefer payment by bank draft in New Zealand currency.
  
 |Item|Price $| |Item|Price $|
 |Typhoon Oilskin parkas - Standard model|21.00| |Typhoon Oilskin parkas - Standard model|21.00|
-|Typhoon Oilskin parkas - Delux model|@24.00|+|Typhoon Oilskin parkas - Delux model|24.00|
 |Cagoules, neoprene coated nylon|18.40| |Cagoules, neoprene coated nylon|18.40|
 |Zip parkas, neoprene coated nylon|23.00| |Zip parkas, neoprene coated nylon|23.00|
-|Long woolen ​socks|4.50| +|Long woollen ​socks|4.50| 
-|Short ​woolen ​socks|2.75|+|Short ​woollen ​socks|2.75|
 |Jumpers, 100% natural black greasy wool|20.00| |Jumpers, 100% natural black greasy wool|20.00|
 |Jumpers, pure wool, fairaisle patterns|19.00| |Jumpers, pure wool, fairaisle patterns|19.00|
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 Federation is asking for clubs' views on shelter huts in the Snowy Mountains. Should we support building, or rebuilding of existing huts? Reference was made to the Windy Creek Hut which was destroyed recently and some groups are seeking permission to rebuild the hut. Federation is asking for clubs' views on shelter huts in the Snowy Mountains. Should we support building, or rebuilding of existing huts? Reference was made to the Windy Creek Hut which was destroyed recently and some groups are seeking permission to rebuild the hut.
  
-There was some discussion on what Federation should be doing to promote bushwalking. It was generally agreed that we should encourage people who are already bushwalkers to join clubs. However there was no agreement on promoting bushwalking with a view to increasing the number of bushwalkers and it was decided to refer this to clubs for their comments. Two opposing points of view were put forward. Some delegates argued that increasing the number of hushwaikers ​could destroy wilderness areas through over use, while others felt that if we increased our numbers we would have more political pressure for creating National Parks.+There was some discussion on what Federation should be doing to promote bushwalking. It was generally agreed that we should encourage people who are already bushwalkers to join clubs. However there was no agreement on promoting bushwalking with a view to increasing the number of bushwalkers and it was decided to refer this to clubs for their comments. Two opposing points of view were put forward. Some delegates argued that increasing the number of bushwalkers ​could destroy wilderness areas through over use, while others felt that if we increased our numbers we would have more political pressure for creating National Parks.
  
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 |April| | |April| |
-|2, 3, 4|Christine Kirkby at last has sucoeeded ​at getting this walk into the programme. Lots of good open walking up on Barrington Tops with tracks and spectacular views everywhere.|+|2, 3, 4|Christine Kirkby at last has succeeded ​at getting this walk into the programme. Lots of good open walking up on Barrington Tops with tracks and spectacular views everywhere.|
 |3, 4|Don'​t forget the Federation Re-union which will be held at North Era (see Federation Notes above).| |3, 4|Don'​t forget the Federation Re-union which will be held at North Era (see Federation Notes above).|
 |3, 4|George Gray has a working bee at Coolana planned for this weekend to put a few more finishing touches, like walls and fireplaces, to the instant hut that sprung up over the S.B.W. Re-union weekend.| |3, 4|George Gray has a working bee at Coolana planned for this weekend to put a few more finishing touches, like walls and fireplaces, to the instant hut that sprung up over the S.B.W. Re-union weekend.|
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 |23-26|Victor Lewin again, this time a base camp at Yadboro Flat with day trips to Pigeon House, The Castle and Castle Gap - a repeat performance of his previous efforts but of course much improved.| |23-26|Victor Lewin again, this time a base camp at Yadboro Flat with day trips to Pigeon House, The Castle and Castle Gap - a repeat performance of his previous efforts but of course much improved.|
-|23-26|David Rostron is busy again also, but this time a complete change of venue. ​Davd is hoping to make a little extra time for a side trip deep into the Blue Breaks from his planned hard walk, so better pack your fire-proof sandshoes!|+|23-26|David Rostron is busy again also, but this time a complete change of venue. ​David is hoping to make a little extra time for a side trip deep into the Blue Breaks from his planned hard walk, so better pack your fire-proof sandshoes!|
 |April 30, May 1, 2|Victor Lewin has scouted out the old Engineers Track down to the Grose from Hartley Vale, so the going will be considerably easier than reported by some preceding parties on this Grose test walk.| |April 30, May 1, 2|Victor Lewin has scouted out the old Engineers Track down to the Grose from Hartley Vale, so the going will be considerably easier than reported by some preceding parties on this Grose test walk.|
 |April 30, May 1, 2|After being bullied into leading someone else's walk in the Red Rocks area, Bob Younger has decided the region should be revisited as a test walk. Magnificent views but don't forget your water bottle - a dry camp Saturday night.| |April 30, May 1, 2|After being bullied into leading someone else's walk in the Red Rocks area, Bob Younger has decided the region should be revisited as a test walk. Magnificent views but don't forget your water bottle - a dry camp Saturday night.|
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 This year the Federation Reunion will be held at **North Era**. The date is April 3rd and 4th. Events include campfire, damper baking (bring some flour), billy boiling, tent pitching, yarning and swimming. This year the Federation Reunion will be held at **North Era**. The date is April 3rd and 4th. Events include campfire, damper baking (bring some flour), billy boiling, tent pitching, yarning and swimming.
  
-Firewood is scarce at North Era so either bring a choofer, or collect some firewood on the way in. Also bring tent poles. For further details see Federation Newsletter number 3, or contact one of the Club Federation ​dlegates.+Firewood is scarce at North Era so either bring a choofer, or collect some firewood on the way in. Also bring tent poles. For further details see Federation Newsletter number 3, or contact one of the Club Federation ​delegates.
  
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