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 +=====The Agents For Conservation.=====
  
-Page 16. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1976. 
-THE AGENTS FOR CONSERVATION 
 By Peter Harris By Peter Harris
-Marie Byles' article on "​Emotionalist Conservationists"​ is based entirely ​on opinion without any relevant facts. It calls on bushwalkers to "save their energies rather than hating those who destroy the environment",​ and terms bushwalkers as "​selfish people"​ who become "​emotionalist conservationists"​ in efforts to satisfy their own personal enjoyment. + 
-I strongly contend many points within this lop-sided article, and further add that Mario Ryles has completely overlooked the prime reason for conservation - that being the PRESERVATION OF NATURAL HABITATS AND ENVIRONMENTS ​for scientific, geological, historical and aesthetic recreational purposes, as well as the preservation of many forms of wildlife and aboriginal areas for sanctuary and study.+Marie Byles' article on "​Emotionalist Conservationists"​ is based entirely ​an opinion without any relevant facts. It calls on bushwalkers to "save their energies rather than hating those who destroy the environment",​ and terms bushwalkers as "​selfish people"​ who become "​emotionalist conservationists"​ in efforts to satisfy their own personal enjoyment. 
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 +I strongly contend many points within this lop-sided article, and further add that Marie Byles has completely overlooked the prime reason for conservation - that being the __preservaton of natural habitats and environments__ ​for scientific, geological, historical and aesthetic recreational purposes, as well as the preservation of many forms of wildlife and aboriginal areas for sanctuary and study. 
 Marie Byles brands all bushwalkers as "​selfish"​. This is a rather sweeping and unjustified accusation. Perhaps some bushwalkers are "​selfish"​ in themselves, but most active people who enjoy passive recreation in natural and wilderness area, have a great concern and respect for that environment. Because their knowledge of these areas is gained first-hand, they are the people who must become the agents for conservation,​ and seek its preservation from others who would set out to destroy its sanctity. Marie Byles brands all bushwalkers as "​selfish"​. This is a rather sweeping and unjustified accusation. Perhaps some bushwalkers are "​selfish"​ in themselves, but most active people who enjoy passive recreation in natural and wilderness area, have a great concern and respect for that environment. Because their knowledge of these areas is gained first-hand, they are the people who must become the agents for conservation,​ and seek its preservation from others who would set out to destroy its sanctity.
-There is precious little natural and wilderness area remaining on this continent, and most of the available land is continually under an onslaught of threats by many varied bodies who seek the "​quick-term buck", and cannot see the "​long-term dollar"​ profit value for its preservation,+ 
 +There is precious little natural and wilderness area remaining on this continent, and most of the available land is continually under an onslaught of threats by many varied bodies who seek the "​quick-term buck", and cannot see the "​long-term dollar"​ profit value for its preservation
 If we all took heed of Marie Byles article, the South West of Tasmania would be a myriad of logging roads and hydro-electric operations, Kakadu would become a uranium mine and sacred aboriginal areas lost. Closer to home, the prime natural areas along the Great Dividing Range would be criss-crossed with pipelines, power lines, mines, dams, forestry operations and roads. The connotations of her article are endless. It is most irresponsible. If we all took heed of Marie Byles article, the South West of Tasmania would be a myriad of logging roads and hydro-electric operations, Kakadu would become a uranium mine and sacred aboriginal areas lost. Closer to home, the prime natural areas along the Great Dividing Range would be criss-crossed with pipelines, power lines, mines, dams, forestry operations and roads. The connotations of her article are endless. It is most irresponsible.
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-FOLK DANCING ​ +---- 
-Don't forget that prior to next month'​s general meeting there will be folk dancing. This is just to get you into the mood for the heavy business to follow. Be there at 7 p m. The date is Wednesday 8th. December. + 
-Page, 17 TEE SYDNEY BUSHWALICR November, 1976. +====Folk dancing.==== 
-WALK NOTES.+ 
 +Don't forget that prior to next month'​s general meeting there will be folk dancing. This is just to get you into the mood for the heavy business to follow. Be there at 7 p.m. The date is Wednesday 8th. December. 
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 +=====Walk Notes.===== 
 by Len Newland. (Phone 43-2419 Bus.) by Len Newland. (Phone 43-2419 Bus.)
 +
 Now the summer programme is filled in, it's time to start thinking about walks you can put onto the Autumn Walks Programme. Especially wanted are vast numbers of test walks, and particularly weekend test walks. The summer programme consists almost completely of easy standard swimming type walks, and this doesn'​t help the prospective members to full membership, so that they too can put walks on the programme. So, contact your Walks Secretary as soon as you can. Now the summer programme is filled in, it's time to start thinking about walks you can put onto the Autumn Walks Programme. Especially wanted are vast numbers of test walks, and particularly weekend test walks. The summer programme consists almost completely of easy standard swimming type walks, and this doesn'​t help the prospective members to full membership, so that they too can put walks on the programme. So, contact your Walks Secretary as soon as you can.
-WALKS FOR DECEMBER+ 
-Test Walks. +====Walks for December.==== 
-As mentioned above, there is a dearth of test walks on the Summer Programme, and December boasts only two, both oneday ​walks. Firstly, ​Jaw Marton takes a trip from Carlon'​s Farm on Sunday 5th, down Breakfast Creek, a short way along the Cox's River, and return to Carlon'​s Farm via Galong Creek. Most of this walk is not difficult, but Galong Creek contains a lot of clambering over rocks without much room to spare. The other test walk is led_ by Hans Beck on Sunday 12th, taking the Victory Track from Faulconbridge and through Glenbrook Gorge to Glenbrodk. The standard is much the same as for Joels walk.+ 
 +===Test Walks.=== 
 + 
 +As mentioned above, there is a dearth of test walks on the Summer Programme, and December boasts only two, both one day walks. Firstly, ​Joe Marton takes a trip from Carlon'​s Farm on Sunday 5th, down Breakfast Creek, a short way along the Cox's River, and return to Carlon'​s Farm via Galong Creek. Most of this walk is not difficult, but Galong Creek contains a lot of clambering over rocks without much room to spare. The other test walk is led by Hans Beck on Sunday 12th, taking the Victory Track from Faulconbridge and through Glenbrook Gorge to Glenbrook. The standard is much the same as for Joe'​s ​walk. 
 + 
 +===Long Trip.=== 
 Leaving on Boxing Day, Frank Roberts will take a party for five to seven days in the Snowy Mountains. See Frank for details. Leaving on Boxing Day, Frank Roberts will take a party for five to seven days in the Snowy Mountains. See Frank for details.
-Weekend Walks. + 
-On the 3rd, 4th and 5th, Patrick McBride leads a trip from Lagoon Pinch to Carey'​s Peak and along Barrington River and Wombat Creek back +===Weekend Walks.=== 
-to Lagoon Pinch in the Barrington Tops area, which sports a great diversity of plant life, with extensive views from Carey'​s Peak. + 
-This followed by my own walk on the 17th, 18th and 19th, which will be from Woodford to Springwood via the upper reaches of the Glenbrook Creek which has numerous swimming holes. +On the 3rd, 4th and 5th, Patrick McBride leads a trip from Lagoon Pinch to Carey'​s Peak and along Barrington River and Wombat Creek back to Lagoon Pinch in the Barrington Tops area, which sports a great diversity of plant life, with extensive views from Carey'​s Peak. 
-ELLEaLlaltia+ 
 +This is followed by my own walk on the 17th, 18th and 19th, which will be from Woodford to Springwood via the upper reaches of the Glenbrook Creek which has numerous swimming holes. 
 + 
 +===Exploratory Trip.=== 
 To be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th under the leadership of David Rostron. He hasn't quite decided where to, at this writing, but he promises lots of action. To be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th under the leadership of David Rostron. He hasn't quite decided where to, at this writing, but he promises lots of action.
-Base Camp. 
-On the New Year Weekend, John Fox will be leading Short trips from a camp based on the Club's own property, Coolana. 
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-The first weekend of the month boasts Peter Miller'​s trip in 
-Page 1 0,, THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1976. 
-Ku-Ring-Gai Chase from the Basin to America Bay. on Sunday 5th.. the following Sunday Jim Brown leads from Waterfall to Heathcote via Heathcote Creek and Lake Eckersley. Back to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase on Sunday 19th, where Esme Biddulph is to lead from West Head to Flint and Steel Bay, Hungry Head, Mount Bluff and Whitehorse Bay, with an optional extension 
-to Chatswood for Devonshire tea at Esme's home. On the Christmas weekend, Errol Sheedy leads from Heathcote to Waterfall via Goonderra Brook, Karloo Pool, Kangaroo Creek, Head of Navigation, Robertson Knoll Uloola Falls and Waratah Track, but be careful - this trip is on Monday 27th. 
-Lilo Trik. 
-Finally, for the enthusiasts get wet With Peter Harris. :,'​unday 19th sees his lilo trip down the WollongaMbe Canyon0 
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-Now, having read this far and seen our wonderful Selection of trips, don't you feel just a little tempted to get stuck into the Autumn programme? 
  
-*********** +===Base Camp.=== 
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR DECEZBER+ 
-by Ian Stepheri +On the New Year Weekend, John Fox will be leading short trips from a camp based on the Club's own property, Coolana. 
-The la's Christmas ​Pasty will be held in the club rooms on Wednesday, 15th December at 3 p m. Drinks will be provided by the Club, "​hut ​members are requested to each provide a small plate of food, and also a glass for drinking.+ 
 +===Day Walks (or swims).=== 
 + 
 +The first weekend of the month boasts Peter Miller'​s trip in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase from the Basin to America Bay on Sunday 5th. ON the following Sunday Jim Brown leads from Waterfall to Heathcote via Heathcote Creek and Lake Eckersley. Back to Ku-Ring-Gai Chase on Sunday 19th, where Esme Biddulph is to lead from West Head to Flint and Steel Bay, Hungry Head, Mount Bluff and Whitehorse Bay, with an optional extension to Chatswood for Devonshire tea at Esme's home. On the Christmas weekend, Errol Sheedy leads from Heathcote to Waterfall via Goonderra Brook, Karloo Pool, Kangaroo Creek, Head of Navigation, Robertson Knoll Uloola Falls and Waratah Track, but be careful - this trip is on Monday 27th. 
 + 
 +===Lilo Trik.=== 
 + 
 +Finally, for the enthusiast: get wet With Peter Harris. Sunday 19th sees his lilo trip down the Wollongambe Canyon. 
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 +Now, having read this far and seen our wonderful selection of trips, don't you feel just a little tempted to get stuck into the Autumn programme?​ 
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 + 
 +=====Social Notes for December.===== 
 + 
 +by Ian Stephens 
 + 
 +The Club's Christmas ​Party will be held in the club rooms on Wednesday, 15th December at 3 p.m. Drinks will be provided by the Club, but members are requested to each provide a small plate of food, and also a glass for drinking. 
 Wednesday, 22nd December will be a free night for members to plan their Christmas trips. Wednesday, 22nd December will be a free night for members to plan their Christmas trips.
-The last Wednesday of the year, 29th December, the club room will be Cpsed. 
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-The number of bushwalkers part before general meetings is ste there is quite a big group of course is welcome. Next dinne will be at a restaurant called is in Hickson Road Sydney (as Rocks area close to George Str Everyone should meet at 6 p m. 
-eking of the montiy dinner adily growing so that now monthly diners. Everyone of 
-r, on Uednesday ;:lth. December PANCAKES ON THE ROCKS which the name implies it's in the eet North). Just roll along. upstairs. 
  
 +The last Wednesday of the year, 29th December, the club room will be closed.
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 +====S.B.W. Epicurians.====
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 +The number of bushwalkers partaking of the montiy dinner before general meetings is steadily growing so that now there is quite a big group of monthly diners. Everyone of course is welcome. Next dinner, on Uednesday 5th. December will be at a restaurant called Pancakes On The Rocks which is in Hickson Road Sydney (as the name implies it's in the Rocks area close to George Street North). Just roll along. ​ Everyone should meet at 6 p.m. __upstairs__.
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