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 The overgrown track and the pull up Acetylene Ridge proved hard going for the newcomers, but all things come to an end at last and we reached the cars with plenty of daylight to spare. Then it was just a case of "Thank you Ian for a beaut trip", and away we all went home. The overgrown track and the pull up Acetylene Ridge proved hard going for the newcomers, but all things come to an end at last and we reached the cars with plenty of daylight to spare. Then it was just a case of "Thank you Ian for a beaut trip", and away we all went home.
  
-DAY WALK QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND+ 
 +====== Day Walk Queen's Birthday Weekend ====== 
 + 
 From Base Camp at Colong Homestead to Yerranderie and back From Base Camp at Colong Homestead to Yerranderie and back
 by Ian Debert by Ian Debert
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 Sunday morning saw everyone up bright and early. Margaret Smith was first up and had a fire going and soon there were people everywhere. I had planned to leave camp at 8.00am, but due to a few people not being ready (names I will not mention), we finally got away at 8.30am, heading in the direction of Yerranderie. Sunday morning saw everyone up bright and early. Margaret Smith was first up and had a fire going and soon there were people everywhere. I had planned to leave camp at 8.00am, but due to a few people not being ready (names I will not mention), we finally got away at 8.30am, heading in the direction of Yerranderie.
  
-Unfortunately we missed the track to Colong Gap and ended up at Alum +Unfortunately we missed the track to Colong Gap and ended up at Alum Hill Creek and from here we had to take a bearing to Colong Gap. We did a lot of scrub-bashing around the swamp and eventually found the track leading on to Colong Gap and the Mootik Walls. What a view! We all decided to have morning tea here and then we started to descend to the Yerranderie Road. Reaching the road, we headed towards Yerranderie where we saw signs of the old abandoned silver mines beside the road. Not far to go and there was the old town, nestling in the valley, old buildings showing their signs of the years. We met a few people including Miss Valerie Lhude who has reconstructed the old Post Office and made it into a place for year-round accommodation and a museum, $l charge. Seeing we bushwalkers don't carry money on us we had to bow out.
-Hill Creek and from here we had to take a bearing to Colong Gap. We did a lot of scrub-bashing around the swamp and eventually found the track leading on to Colong Gap and the Mootik Walls. What a view! We all decided to have morning tea here and then we started to descend to the Yerranderie Road. Reaching the road, we headed towards Yerranderie where we saw signs of the old abandoned silver mines beside the road. Not far to go and there was the old town, nestling in the valley, old buildings showing their signs of the years. We met a few people including Miss Valerie Lhude who has reconstructed the old Post Office and made it into a place for year-round accommodation and a museum, $l charge. Seeing we bushwalkers don't carry money on us we had to bow out.+
  
 Time was getting away so we decided to split the party, those who wanted to go over Yerranderie Peak did so, the others went back the same way we came. The two parties met up at Colong Gap around 4pm, the energetic ones who climbed Yerranderie Peak all agreed it was well worth it, the view especially, a glorious view all around with Lake Burragorang over to the east and Mt. Colong and Colong Gap to the south. Time was getting away so we decided to split the party, those who wanted to go over Yerranderie Peak did so, the others went back the same way we came. The two parties met up at Colong Gap around 4pm, the energetic ones who climbed Yerranderie Peak all agreed it was well worth it, the view especially, a glorious view all around with Lake Burragorang over to the east and Mt. Colong and Colong Gap to the south.
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 Dusk was starting to descend on us when we found a track and everyone was delighted. Torches were ready but not needed, the track got wider and wider until we came out on the fire trail. We had come out where we turned off in the morning. People were walking faster as the cold set in and the campsite came into view. The sight of camp fires and smell of food from people who were already there lightened our hearts, and so a very enjoyable day's walk had came to a delightful end. Dusk was starting to descend on us when we found a track and everyone was delighted. Torches were ready but not needed, the track got wider and wider until we came out on the fire trail. We had come out where we turned off in the morning. People were walking faster as the cold set in and the campsite came into view. The sight of camp fires and smell of food from people who were already there lightened our hearts, and so a very enjoyable day's walk had came to a delightful end.
  
-THE JUNE GENERAL MEETING 
- by Barry Wallace 
  
-There were about 30 members present when the President called the meeting to order at 2010 and welcomed new members George Walton and Laurie McCane. Wendy Telford was admitted to membership but was not at the meeting.+====== The June General Meeting ====== 
 + 
 +by Barry Wallace 
 + 
 +There were about 30 members present when the President called the meeting to order at 20.10 and welcomed new members George Walton and Laurie McCane. Wendy Telford was admitted to membership but was not at the meeting.
  
 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. Correspondence comprised letters from Paddy Pallin Foundation listing grants made from the fund for 1979, from Blue Mountains Rescue Squad in reply to our previous letter of thanks, from N.S.W. Minister for Planning and Environment regarding Ettrema, rates notices for Coolana from Nowra Council, a letter to regarding the rescue operation at Grand Canyon, letters to the three new members and letter from Alex Colley regarding plans for closure of the Kanangra road. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. Correspondence comprised letters from Paddy Pallin Foundation listing grants made from the fund for 1979, from Blue Mountains Rescue Squad in reply to our previous letter of thanks, from N.S.W. Minister for Planning and Environment regarding Ettrema, rates notices for Coolana from Nowra Council, a letter to regarding the rescue operation at Grand Canyon, letters to the three new members and letter from Alex Colley regarding plans for closure of the Kanangra road.
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 Dot Butler then presented a report of the Coolana Committee Meeting and moved a motion that we invest $1000.00 from Coolana funds in Government Bonds. The meeting duly discussed and voted in favor of the motion. Dot Butler then presented a report of the Coolana Committee Meeting and moved a motion that we invest $1000.00 from Coolana funds in Government Bonds. The meeting duly discussed and voted in favor of the motion.
  
-The Federation report brought advice that a permit had been obtained to conduct the forthcoming S. & R. excercise; the C.B.C. have written objection to expenditure of funds on the Walk in the Wilderness scheme; F.B.W. have written to the Premier expressing our thanks for the proclamation of Wollemi National Park. N.P.W.S. have foreshadowed the possible requirement for entry permits for the Blue Mountains National Park; S.& R. have been involved in the rescue of a S.U.B.W. member with a broken ankle from the Broken Rock area; we are advised that underground mining will be permitted within the Colo National Park. Federation have approached the State Pollution Control Commission about pollution in the Colo area; there is a belief that the A.M.I.C. is not entirely unrelated to legal moves taken by a Mr. Doyle over criticism of applications for mining leases in the Ettrema. F.B.W. are to join the protest over the proposal to construct a dam on the Gordon River in Tasmania. There are reports of damage by off-road vehicles around The Pilot in the Snowy Mountains. The Deua and Wadbilliga National Park has been declared. PeterHarris is to approach Paddy Pallin about a grant toward legal costs in the Ettrema case. There is a report that cars parked in the Culoul Range area have been broken into and materials stolen.+The Federation report brought advice that a permit had been obtained to conduct the forthcoming S. & R. excercise; the C.B.C. have written objection to expenditure of funds on the Walk in the Wilderness scheme; F.B.W. have written to the Premier expressing our thanks for the proclamation of Wollemi National Park. N.P.W.S. have foreshadowed the possible requirement for entry permits for the Blue Mountains National Park; S.& R. have been involved in the rescue of a S.U.B.W. member with a broken ankle from the Broken Rock area; we are advised that underground mining will be permitted within the Colo National Park. Federation have approached the State Pollution Control Commission about pollution in the Colo area; there is a belief that the A.M.I.C. is not entirely unrelated to legal moves taken by a Mr. Doyle over criticism of applications for mining leases in the Ettrema. F.B.W. are to join the protest over the proposal to construct a dam on the Gordon River in Tasmania. There are reports of damage by off-road vehicles around The Pilot in the Snowy Mountains. The Deua and Wadbilliga National Park has been declared. Peter Harris is to approach Paddy Pallin about a grant toward legal costs in the Ettrema case. There is a report that cars parked in the Culoul Range area have been broken into and materials stolen.
  
 There was a Walks Report, and I did take notes, but if I don't have these notes in on time I cannot answer for what violence the Editor may do me. There was a Walks Report, and I did take notes, but if I don't have these notes in on time I cannot answer for what violence the Editor may do me.
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 The announcements brought the meeting to a close at 2143. The announcements brought the meeting to a close at 2143.
  
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR AUGUST+ 
 +====== Social Notes for August ====== 
 by Ailsa Hocking by Ailsa Hocking
  
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 Come and join us for an evening'​s musical entertainment. We have a varied programme - something for everyone. The "​Sera-bashers"​ will be there with a selection of folk songs, the members of the blue-grass band will rattle the rafters, and there will be flute, guitar and recorder music too. Come and join us for an evening'​s musical entertainment. We have a varied programme - something for everyone. The "​Sera-bashers"​ will be there with a selection of folk songs, the members of the blue-grass band will rattle the rafters, and there will be flute, guitar and recorder music too.
  
-BUSH SAFETY AWARENESS+ 
 +====== Bush Safety Awareness ====== 
 by Len Newland by Len Newland
  
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 Subjects which I particularly want to cover in this series are: Subjects which I particularly want to cover in this series are:
-* eye safety +* eye safety\\ 
-* moving over rocks +* moving over rocks\\ 
-* moving rocks +* moving rocks\\ 
-* the edges of the cliffs, viewpoints, etc. +* the edges of the cliffs, viewpoints, etc.\\ 
-* how to handle slippery rocks +* how to handle slippery rocks\\ 
-* getting lost and its ramifications +* getting lost and its ramifications\\ 
-* night movement and how to use torches +* night movement and how to use torches\\ 
-* planning your walk to finish in daylight+* planning your walk to finish in daylight\\
 * anything else anybody thinks of * anything else anybody thinks of
  
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 I would also like to present the views of others, to provide more information and a better balance of viewpoints, so I would appreciate it if you would drop me a line at the Club address expressing your views. I would like to know your opinions on the first two subjects by the August general meeting, for inclusion in the next two issues of the magazine. I would also like to present the views of others, to provide more information and a better balance of viewpoints, so I would appreciate it if you would drop me a line at the Club address expressing your views. I would like to know your opinions on the first two subjects by the August general meeting, for inclusion in the next two issues of the magazine.
  
-WALKS NOTICE - ALTERATION+ 
 +**WALKS NOTICE - ALTERATION**
  
 Please note that the day walk to be led by Margaret Reid to Pindar Cave from Wondabyne will now go on 5th August instead of that shown on Walks Programme. The train time also is different. The altered trip is as follows: Please note that the day walk to be led by Margaret Reid to Pindar Cave from Wondabyne will now go on 5th August instead of that shown on Walks Programme. The train time also is different. The altered trip is as follows:
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 return. 10 km EASY. Maps: Hawkesbury River, Trains 8.50 am (C) Leader: MARGARET REID (Contact in Clubroom). Join last carriage of train as Wondabyne platform is very short. return. 10 km EASY. Maps: Hawkesbury River, Trains 8.50 am (C) Leader: MARGARET REID (Contact in Clubroom). Join last carriage of train as Wondabyne platform is very short.
  
-FROM THE PAST+ 
 +====== From the Past ====== 
 From Ian Debert From Ian Debert
  
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 After leaving Jellore, Wilson and Barracks crossed the Wingecarribee near Berrima, climbed Gingenbullen then went to Marulan to the summit of Mount Towrang, 6 miles east of Goulburn. From here they saw the Goulburn Plains and discovered the upper reaches of the Wollondilly River and here once again the shortage of food forced them to return. It is regretted that such a courageous effort was not deserving of better success. After leaving Jellore, Wilson and Barracks crossed the Wingecarribee near Berrima, climbed Gingenbullen then went to Marulan to the summit of Mount Towrang, 6 miles east of Goulburn. From here they saw the Goulburn Plains and discovered the upper reaches of the Wollondilly River and here once again the shortage of food forced them to return. It is regretted that such a courageous effort was not deserving of better success.
 +
  
 Do You Know? Do You Know?
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 The above are from interesting newspaper cuttings in the Mitchell Library. The above are from interesting newspaper cuttings in the Mitchell Library.
  
-THE WABRUMBUNGLES+THE WARRUMBUNGLES
 Anyone who is interested in doing a trip to the Warrumbungles on the Bank Holiday Weekend in August, please contact Ian Debert Phone 6461569 (H). Anyone who is interested in doing a trip to the Warrumbungles on the Bank Holiday Weekend in August, please contact Ian Debert Phone 6461569 (H).
  
  
-"DRUGGED" ​BY THE BUSH+====== ​"Drugged"by the Bush ====== 
 by Peter Christian. by Peter Christian.
  
-Chasing the hands of time whilst captive in the city,  +Chasing the hands of time whilst captive in the city, \\ 
-Wishing my life away, awaiting the moment of release,  +Wishing my life away, awaiting the moment of release,\\  
-When feet skid on mountain trail, my lungs rejuvenated, ​+When feet skid on mountain trail, my lungs rejuvenated, ​\\
 Flush back in my cheeks, once again my soul feels at ease. Flush back in my cheeks, once again my soul feels at ease.
  
-I am labelled as footloose, an itinerant daydreamer.  +I am labelled as footloose, an itinerant daydreamer. ​\\ 
-What do I care if they dare to offend thy 'very god-send. +What do I care if they dare to offend thy 'very god-send.\\ 
-I have my love for creatures they kill for leisure, squash underfoot. ​+I have my love for creatures they kill for leisure, squash underfoot.\\ 
 Intense perception and sensitivity are gifts I wisely spend. Intense perception and sensitivity are gifts I wisely spend.
  
-My pulse quickens with eager anticipation,​ +My pulse quickens with eager anticipation,​\\ 
-My heart aches with painful deliveration +My heart aches with painful deliveration\\ 
-To be perched once more as hawk on distant craggy peak, +To be perched once more as hawk on distant craggy peak, \\
 Head lost in the mist as bell-birds chime as since creation. Head lost in the mist as bell-birds chime as since creation.
  
-I age a few days till the freedom burns clear in my eyes. +I age a few days till the freedom burns clear in my eyes.\\ 
-I pack my home onto my shoulders, leave all hang-ups behind.  +I pack my home onto my shoulders, leave all hang-ups behind. ​\\ 
-Friend at my side, we have our affair with our primeval past, +Friend at my side, we have our affair with our primeval past, \\
 Sensing the reason for man's frail existence, endless Light within mind. Sensing the reason for man's frail existence, endless Light within mind.
  
-We merge on mystic moors when plant-life turns on its colors. +We merge on mystic moors when plant-life turns on its colors.\\ 
-We bathe in bracing mountain pools and where the river blends the sea. Footsteps fall silent in dark rainforest on springy carpet of moss and leaves.+We bathe in bracing mountain pools and where the river blends the sea.\\ 
 +Footsteps fall silent in dark rainforest on springy carpet of moss and leaves.\\
 We stand muted by towering turpentines whilst hidden by ferns so gently. We stand muted by towering turpentines whilst hidden by ferns so gently.
  
-We rest our bones on grassy river flat and stoney mountain ridge,  +We rest our bones on grassy river flat and stoney mountain ridge, ​\\ 
-The lyre-bird serenades us in early morn' and twilight time,  +The lyre-bird serenades us in early morn' and twilight time, \\ 
-Raucous laughter and ribaldry abound 'round campfire glow, +Raucous laughter and ribaldry abound 'round campfire glow, \\
 We share unique comradeship and revel in such moments sublime. We share unique comradeship and revel in such moments sublime.
  
-The sheer joy of being alive, to see sunrays flood a fog-bound valley,  +The sheer joy of being alive, to see sunrays flood a fog-bound valley, ​\\ 
-To stumble over an eerie moonscape, bathed in opalescent light,  +To stumble over an eerie moonscape, bathed in opalescent light, ​\\ 
-To lie contented under rock overhang, night'​s mantle being drawn over, +To lie contented under rock overhang, night'​s mantle being drawn over, \\
 Feel compassion for the aboriginals'​ country others abuse as "​their"​ right. Feel compassion for the aboriginals'​ country others abuse as "​their"​ right.
  
-So we're called eccentric, odd balls, really we feel quite normal, +So we're called eccentric, odd balls, really we feel quite normal,\\ 
-But we're not puritans, nor fanatics as popular belief would proclaim. +But we're not puritans, nor fanatics as popular belief would proclaim.\\ 
-We puff our pipes, down some ale, fruit of the vine without a wink. +We puff our pipes, down some ale, fruit of the vine without a wink.\\ 
 A modest cup or two of tea is refreshing over flickering flame. A modest cup or two of tea is refreshing over flickering flame.
  
-Despite all criticism, looks of wonderment and disdain, +Despite all criticism, looks of wonderment and disdain,\\ 
-Bushwalkin'​s quite beneficial, tones up saggy muscle and foggy brain.  +Bushwalkin'​s quite beneficial, tones up saggy muscle and foggy brain.\\  
-"​Harmful"​ side effects being stretched limbs, blister and shredded clothes.+"​Harmful"​ side effects being stretched limbs, blister and shredded clothes.\\
 It beats hands down "​warming the couch" in sunshine, snow or rain. It beats hands down "​warming the couch" in sunshine, snow or rain.
  
- ​Rather than be in the lap of luxury, I rough it out here, + ​Rather than be in the lap of luxury, I rough it out here,\\ 
-Rather than let the pressure screw me, I keep my sanity, +Rather than let the pressure screw me, I keep my sanity,\\ 
-No pills, mostly no fags or amber liquid, I'm addicted to the bush, +No pills, mostly no fags or amber liquid, I'm addicted to the bush,\\ 
 I get high without pot or speed, I take an overdose of serenity. I get high without pot or speed, I take an overdose of serenity.
  
-ON FAMOUS PRINTS+ 
 +====== On Famous Prints ====== 
 by Owen Marks. by Owen Marks.
  
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 If you are wondering where the third footprint is, and whose, don't fret! The same footprint works for the Hindus too - it is Vishnu'​s. One thing that can be said for certain is - this site the Arabs and Jews are not going to fight over. If you are wondering where the third footprint is, and whose, don't fret! The same footprint works for the Hindus too - it is Vishnu'​s. One thing that can be said for certain is - this site the Arabs and Jews are not going to fight over.
  
-BOOK REVIEW + 
-"THE COLO WILDERNESS"+====== Book Review ​"The Colo Wilderness" ​====== 
 + 
 by Henry Gold and Peter Prineas - Kailana Press – pp 112 by Henry Gold and Peter Prineas - Kailana Press – pp 112
 by Marie B. Byles. by Marie B. Byles.
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 But get the book and read it and you will see just what a gift Mr. Paul Landa has given to us. But get the book and read it and you will see just what a gift Mr. Paul Landa has given to us.
  
-OR ANY OTHER REASON WHY+ 
 +====== Or Any Other Reason Why ? ====== 
 by Jim Brown. by Jim Brown.
  
 In his safety notes in this issue Len Newland lists most of the known walking hazards, and ends with "​anything else anyone can think of". In his safety notes in this issue Len Newland lists most of the known walking hazards, and ends with "​anything else anyone can think of".
  
-Veil - what about the risk of being a Committee Member? As at the July General Meeting we had:+Well - what about the risk of being a Committee Member? As at the July General Meeting we had:
  
 I. President Fazeley just recovering from a leg broken by a rolling stone in Allyn River (but certainly not a Broken Read). I. President Fazeley just recovering from a leg broken by a rolling stone in Allyn River (but certainly not a Broken Read).
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 Fascinated, by this coincidence we canvassed Asst. Secretary Barbara Bruce and Vice Pres. Len Newland (Mr. Safety himself) and enquired if they considered themselves likely to be the next Club Officer to succumb. Barbara argued with some validity that she'd had her turn - a good crop of abrasions on a Wollangambe River walk, and a finger still giving trouble. Len (rather piously we believe) pins his faith for immunity on a finger injured about two years back. Fascinated, by this coincidence we canvassed Asst. Secretary Barbara Bruce and Vice Pres. Len Newland (Mr. Safety himself) and enquired if they considered themselves likely to be the next Club Officer to succumb. Barbara argued with some validity that she'd had her turn - a good crop of abrasions on a Wollangambe River walk, and a finger still giving trouble. Len (rather piously we believe) pins his faith for immunity on a finger injured about two years back.
 +
 This, however, still leaves quite a few Committee people who may meet a rolling rock with their number on it. This, however, still leaves quite a few Committee people who may meet a rolling rock with their number on it.
 +
  
 August 3, 4, 5 BLUE MTNS - Mystery walk LEADERS HELEN GRAY 866263 August 3, 4, 5 BLUE MTNS - Mystery walk LEADERS HELEN GRAY 866263
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