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 Established June 1931. Established June 1931.
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.30 pm at the Wireless Institute Building, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. Enquiries concerning the Club should be reirred ​to Ann Ravn, Telephone 798,8607.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.30 pm at the Wireless Institute Building, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. Enquiries concerning the Club should be referred ​to Ann Ravn, Telephone 798,8607.
  
 |Editor|Helen Gray, 209 Malton Road, Epping, 2121. Telephone 86,6263| |Editor|Helen Gray, 209 Malton Road, Epping, 2121. Telephone 86,6263|
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 About one hour later we started down the track and arrived at the northern end of Wheengee Whungee Swamps. Here we stopped while John Redfern and Tony Marshall investigated a route which would take us down the eastern side of the swamps. This process provided an entertaining spectacle as first John and then Tony would suddenly appear out of the bush. As he passed the stationary party the one would enquire whether the other had been seen. Decisions were made and we walked down the eastern side of the swamps to some stony outcrops. We had some more fan here as first John Redfern, Tony  Marshall and Roy Higginbottom combed the area looking for the track and then we all combed the area looking for Roy's pack which he had put down somewhere and couldn'​t find. Eventually the pack was discovered and we started again. The trip was taking on the appearance of a Leader'​s Nightmare. John Redfern was heard muttering "Hours behind time, hours behind!"​ About one hour later we started down the track and arrived at the northern end of Wheengee Whungee Swamps. Here we stopped while John Redfern and Tony Marshall investigated a route which would take us down the eastern side of the swamps. This process provided an entertaining spectacle as first John and then Tony would suddenly appear out of the bush. As he passed the stationary party the one would enquire whether the other had been seen. Decisions were made and we walked down the eastern side of the swamps to some stony outcrops. We had some more fan here as first John Redfern, Tony  Marshall and Roy Higginbottom combed the area looking for the track and then we all combed the area looking for Roy's pack which he had put down somewhere and couldn'​t find. Eventually the pack was discovered and we started again. The trip was taking on the appearance of a Leader'​s Nightmare. John Redfern was heard muttering "Hours behind time, hours behind!"​
  
-There were no further incidents as we moved along the track past Mount Goondel, Mount Savage and down Lannigan'​s Spur to the Kowmung. ​Mere iiss some debate about whether water from the Kowmung was fit to drink. Everyone decided that it was and showed the courage of their convictions by drinking large quantities. Almost immediately afterwards we found a good reason for not drinking Kowmung water - one very sick Hereford apparently shot in the jaw.+There were no further incidents as we moved along the track past Mount Goondel, Mount Savage and down Lannigan'​s Spur to the Kowmung. ​There was some debate about whether water from the Kowmung was fit to drink. Everyone decided that it was and showed the courage of their convictions by drinking large quantities. Almost immediately afterwards we found a good reason for not drinking Kowmung water - one very sick Hereford apparently shot in the jaw.
  
 We then did some rock climbing up a ridge forming a neck to Billy'​s Point. The rocks seemed to be of the consistency of crumbly breakfast cereal biscuits. Just as we were enjoying our elation at surviving the climb, John Redfern pricked our respective balloons by telling us that a much safer route had been worked out but we had blundered on without waiting for the good word. Chastened, we scuttled downstream to a campsite at the junction of Shadforth Gully and the Kowmung. We then did some rock climbing up a ridge forming a neck to Billy'​s Point. The rocks seemed to be of the consistency of crumbly breakfast cereal biscuits. Just as we were enjoying our elation at surviving the climb, John Redfern pricked our respective balloons by telling us that a much safer route had been worked out but we had blundered on without waiting for the good word. Chastened, we scuttled downstream to a campsite at the junction of Shadforth Gully and the Kowmung.
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 (4) Wading across a deep pool followed by clambering around a rock and further wading. (4) Wading across a deep pool followed by clambering around a rock and further wading.
  
-(5) Climbing over a smooth rock (convenient foothole provided but you naeded ​to be about six feet in height).+(5) Climbing over a smooth rock (convenient foothole provided but you needed ​to be about six feet in height).
  
 (6) Climbing across the mossy face of a rock using a convenient tree followed by further rock climb - optional Redfern rope lift for packs. (6) Climbing across the mossy face of a rock using a convenient tree followed by further rock climb - optional Redfern rope lift for packs.
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 =====Mittagong To Katoomba - David Rostron'​s Way.===== =====Mittagong To Katoomba - David Rostron'​s Way.=====
  
-by John Redfen.+by John Redfern.
  
-I became interested in this walk when David told me how, when flying into Sydney once, he was attracted by Lacy's Tableland, Bimlow Tableland and Broken Rock Range as a route for a Miittagong ​to Katoomba walk. Flexitime allowed me to take off the Tuesday following the Queen'​s Birthday weekend, as four days were required.+I became interested in this walk when David told me how, when flying into Sydney once, he was attracted by Lacy's Tableland, Bimlow Tableland and Broken Rock Range as a route for a Mittagong ​to Katoomba walk. Flexitime allowed me to take off the Tuesday following the Queen'​s Birthday weekend, as four days were required.
  
 All four starters i.e. David, Ray and Fusae Dargan and I caught the 5.23 Southern Highlands Express on Friday evening. Fusae, who arrived early at the train, bravely kept our seats. It was a very pleasant two hours to Mittagong in the nicely warm carriage. After we spread out the maps, David outlined what was in store for us! At Mittagong, the cab driver whom David had contacted, said he wouldn'​t mind if we had dinner before we started. It was a very cold night there, however, in "​Charlie'​s Place" it was warm and very pleasant. I thought of how we could have been caught up in holiday traffic, and wondered if we should not plan more trips like this. All four starters i.e. David, Ray and Fusae Dargan and I caught the 5.23 Southern Highlands Express on Friday evening. Fusae, who arrived early at the train, bravely kept our seats. It was a very pleasant two hours to Mittagong in the nicely warm carriage. After we spread out the maps, David outlined what was in store for us! At Mittagong, the cab driver whom David had contacted, said he wouldn'​t mind if we had dinner before we started. It was a very cold night there, however, in "​Charlie'​s Place" it was warm and very pleasant. I thought of how we could have been caught up in holiday traffic, and wondered if we should not plan more trips like this.
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 After lunch we crossed the Yerranderie Road and started on a bearing for Lacy's Gap in the Tonalli Walls. We walked across one-time farming land and passed three lots of ruins. I imagine these places were cut off when Lake Burragorang was formed. It was pleasant walking through the long, soft, golden grass. There were many kangaroos in this area, including one herd of forty. After the Tonalli River which we reached at 2.45 pm, there were several deep gullies before the climb of 520m to the Tonalli Walls. We reached Lacy's Gap at 4.10 pm. The wind up high was cold and the rain had returned. Phil Butt had told us of the possibilities of caves in the walls, and we quickly found one. Really it was an overhang, but well protected by scrub and black boys. With a fire going it made good shelter, we all slept for ten hours. After lunch we crossed the Yerranderie Road and started on a bearing for Lacy's Gap in the Tonalli Walls. We walked across one-time farming land and passed three lots of ruins. I imagine these places were cut off when Lake Burragorang was formed. It was pleasant walking through the long, soft, golden grass. There were many kangaroos in this area, including one herd of forty. After the Tonalli River which we reached at 2.45 pm, there were several deep gullies before the climb of 520m to the Tonalli Walls. We reached Lacy's Gap at 4.10 pm. The wind up high was cold and the rain had returned. Phil Butt had told us of the possibilities of caves in the walls, and we quickly found one. Really it was an overhang, but well protected by scrub and black boys. With a fire going it made good shelter, we all slept for ten hours.
  
-Qn Sunday there was a big improvement in the weather. We quickly climbed through Lacy's Gap and on to Lacy's Tableland. From the western rim we looked out on to the end of the Axehead Range. I think it is from this area that Jim Brown considers you get some of the best views in the Blue Mountains. The scrub is heavy around the walls, however towards the centre it is more open with some quite tall trees.+On Sunday there was a big improvement in the weather. We quickly climbed through Lacy's Gap and on to Lacy's Tableland. From the western rim we looked out on to the end of the Axehead Range. I think it is from this area that Jim Brown considers you get some of the best views in the Blue Mountains. The scrub is heavy around the walls, however towards the centre it is more open with some quite tall trees.
  
 We crossed a low rock shelf on to the narrower and rougher Bimlow Tableland at 10.00 am. From here you can look through Green Wattle Saddle to Medlow Gap. About 11.00 am we came to the "​Amphitheatre",​ a way down to Green Wattle Creek. The north-west walls of Bimlow Tableland are broken, fragile and exposed - we were reminded of the Red Rocks. Behind the walls the scrub is thick and creeks that flow down to the lower south-easterly walls create deep gullies. About mid-afternoon we checked out some gaps in the walls in order to descend to Green Wattle Creek, but we were beaten by lower cliff lines. We decided to high camp. Ray and I filled one wine skin from a lone pool in a creek and David filled one from rock pools. I noticed Ray scooped out quite a trough where his tent was going and I thought Fusae may have introduced some Japanese method of sleeping! We were all pleased finally that we had camped high as the sunset over Broken Rock Range was magnificent. We crossed a low rock shelf on to the narrower and rougher Bimlow Tableland at 10.00 am. From here you can look through Green Wattle Saddle to Medlow Gap. About 11.00 am we came to the "​Amphitheatre",​ a way down to Green Wattle Creek. The north-west walls of Bimlow Tableland are broken, fragile and exposed - we were reminded of the Red Rocks. Behind the walls the scrub is thick and creeks that flow down to the lower south-easterly walls create deep gullies. About mid-afternoon we checked out some gaps in the walls in order to descend to Green Wattle Creek, but we were beaten by lower cliff lines. We decided to high camp. Ray and I filled one wine skin from a lone pool in a creek and David filled one from rock pools. I noticed Ray scooped out quite a trough where his tent was going and I thought Fusae may have introduced some Japanese method of sleeping! We were all pleased finally that we had camped high as the sunset over Broken Rock Range was magnificent.
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 1. Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs $1000 towards the costs of holding an initial national conference to hopefully form a national bushwalking body from the state federations. 1. Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs $1000 towards the costs of holding an initial national conference to hopefully form a national bushwalking body from the state federations.
  
-2. Rainforest Action Centre $500 towards administration expenses to fight the importqnt ​battle for retention of the remains of rainforests in N.S.W.+2. Rainforest Action Centre $500 towards administration expenses to fight the important ​battle for retention of the remains of rainforests in N.S.W.
  
 3. South West Tasmania Committee (N.S.W.) $1000 towards a "Major advertising campaign to increase public awareness"​. 3. South West Tasmania Committee (N.S.W.) $1000 towards a "Major advertising campaign to increase public awareness"​.
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 |Don|This was the year the Club twice changed its residence.| |Don|This was the year the Club twice changed its residence.|
 |Barbara|First,​ in June, we went to Anzac House, because there seemed a likelihood our old home in Reiby Place would be demolished.| |Barbara|First,​ in June, we went to Anzac House, because there seemed a likelihood our old home in Reiby Place would be demolished.|
-|Bob|Then in September, when Anzac House proved unsatisfactory - no guarantee of an assured meeting night and nowhere to stow our records and equipment - we came to St. Leanards. At first the shift was not well received by some eastern and southern suburban members.|+|Bob|Then in September, when Anzac House proved unsatisfactory - no guarantee of an assured meeting night and nowhere to stow our records and equipment - we came to St. Leonards. At first the shift was not well received by some eastern and southern suburban members.|
 |Dot|Tree planting continued at Coolana, but a bush fire wiped out the old hut which had been there at the time of the purchase.| |Dot|Tree planting continued at Coolana, but a bush fire wiped out the old hut which had been there at the time of the purchase.|
 |Don|Myall Lakes became a major conservation target - sand miners and local land owners set on "​development"​ were the villains.| |Don|Myall Lakes became a major conservation target - sand miners and local land owners set on "​development"​ were the villains.|
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 And be sure that each turd is interred. And be sure that each turd is interred.
  
-|Dot|Two trips in the Budawangs at Anzac Day came together for the Saturday night camp, where there were no less than sixty-two ​meabers.|+|Dot|Two trips in the Budawangs at Anzac Day came together for the Saturday night camp, where there were no less than sixty-two ​members.|
 |Bob|Then it was __1972__.| |Bob|Then it was __1972__.|
-|Dot|U.S. ​Prsident ​Nixon was elected for a second term.|+|Dot|U.S. ​President ​Nixon was elected for a second term.|
 |Jim|And dialogue began between the United States and Communist China.| |Jim|And dialogue began between the United States and Communist China.|
 |Barbara|At the Munich Olympic Games terrorists attacked some competitors.| |Barbara|At the Munich Olympic Games terrorists attacked some competitors.|
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 |Don|A new political regime in Portugal freed its colonial possessions,​ leading to strife in some African ex-colonies and later in Timor.| |Don|A new political regime in Portugal freed its colonial possessions,​ leading to strife in some African ex-colonies and later in Timor.|
 |Barbara|New Guinea secured its independence.| |Barbara|New Guinea secured its independence.|
-|....|President Nixon "abdicted" following the Watergate Scandal. (This item was missed from the script for the Reunion performance)|+|....|President Nixon "abdicated" following the Watergate Scandal. (This item was missed from the script for the Reunion performance)|
 |Jim|The Club year began with an assault on a prospective member - the aggressor a pugilistic kangaroo at Era.| |Jim|The Club year began with an assault on a prospective member - the aggressor a pugilistic kangaroo at Era.|
 |Dot|Another soggy year, with heavy rain from January through to July.| |Dot|Another soggy year, with heavy rain from January through to July.|
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 |Jim|International tensions seemed to focus an South-east Asia, where North Vietnam quickly overwhelmed the South, and the infamous Pol Pot government took control in Campuchea.| |Jim|International tensions seemed to focus an South-east Asia, where North Vietnam quickly overwhelmed the South, and the infamous Pol Pot government took control in Campuchea.|
 |Dot|While Indonesia intervened in former Portuguese Timor.| |Dot|While Indonesia intervened in former Portuguese Timor.|
-|Bob|In the Australian political scene, November 11 assumed a new significance. Refused monetary "​supply"​ by a hostile Upper House, the Whitlam Labour Government was in difficulties,​ and was ousted by act of ths Governor General.|+|Bob|In the Australian political scene, November 11 assumed a new significance. Refused monetary "​supply"​ by a hostile Upper House, the Whitlam Labour Government was in difficulties,​ and was ousted by act of the Governor General.|
 |Don|Metrication of weights and measures was proceeding.| |Don|Metrication of weights and measures was proceeding.|
 |Jim|A party in Davies Canyon reported members had to jump 50 ft into a pool: within a month the boast was challenged by a Jerrara Creek party claiming 60 ft.| |Jim|A party in Davies Canyon reported members had to jump 50 ft into a pool: within a month the boast was challenged by a Jerrara Creek party claiming 60 ft.|
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 |Dot|In April it was decided to build a shelter at Coolana, with George Gray as architect, consulting engineer, builder and works foreman - quite a Pooh Bah contract.| |Dot|In April it was decided to build a shelter at Coolana, with George Gray as architect, consulting engineer, builder and works foreman - quite a Pooh Bah contract.|
 |Don|Shoalhaven Shire sent us a massive document "​Requirements for a dwelling"​. To which we replied "No dwelling....just a shelter"​.| |Don|Shoalhaven Shire sent us a massive document "​Requirements for a dwelling"​. To which we replied "No dwelling....just a shelter"​.|
-|Barbara|We ​prot|ested ​against a Council plot to establish a garbage dump on the hill above Coolana.+|Barbara|We ​protested ​against a Council plot to establish a garbage dump on the hill above Coolana.|
 |Bob|In conservation,​ a triumph over proposals to rip up the native forest on Boyd Plateau for pine plantations.| |Bob|In conservation,​ a triumph over proposals to rip up the native forest on Boyd Plateau for pine plantations.|
 |Dot|In May it was reported of a party coming up to Evans Lookout after a Blue Gum trip that "two prospectives didn't make it".| |Dot|In May it was reported of a party coming up to Evans Lookout after a Blue Gum trip that "two prospectives didn't make it".|
 |Don|What happened to them?| |Don|What happened to them?|
 |Dot|The leader didn't say. I hope the lyre birds covered them with leaves like the Babes in the Woods.| |Dot|The leader didn't say. I hope the lyre birds covered them with leaves like the Babes in the Woods.|
-|Barbara|And in the report for one weekend, it was claimed Claustral Canyon was too wet to negotiete ​and the Cox River too low for a li-lo trip.|+|Barbara|And in the report for one weekend, it was claimed Claustral Canyon was too wet to negotiate ​and the Cox River too low for a li-lo trip.|
  
 All (SONG) To "Rock my Soul...."​ All (SONG) To "Rock my Soul...."​
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 To be continued... To be continued...
  
-SO.CT4L NOTES FOR AUGUST+=====Social Notes For August.===== 
 by Peter Miller. by Peter Miller.
-August 19th ARCTIC DOINGS ​(Slides ​aria Films). + 
-Dot Butler will show slides and two filns on canoeing the Yukon and climbing in Norway and Lapland. This will be a very interesting +====August 19th==== 
-evening showing areas visited by few club members. + 
-DINNER ​before the meeting will be held at Chehades Lebanese Restaurant, 270 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, at 6.30 pm. +Arctic Doings ​(Slides ​and Films). 
-August 26th MUSICAL EVENING ​THE SCRUB-BASHERSi, + 
-The ,Scrub-bashers will sing us some of the new songs:they have been practising. There will be musical items by'​membersof ​the group who will also accompany the singers. +Dot Butler will show slides and two films on canoeing the Yukon and climbing in Norway and Lapland. This will be a very interesting evening showing areas visited by few club members. 
-If any other club members would l*e-to-conttlqate ​musical items they will be most welcome. Please contact the Social Secretary. + 
-I BUS HWALK ERS +Dinner ​before the meeting will be held at Chehades Lebanese Restaurant, 270 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, at 6.30 pm. 
-ILightweight Tents  Sleeping Bags  Rucksacks ​ Climbing & Caving Gear  Maps  Clothing ​ Boots  Food. . . CAMPING EQUIPMENT + 
-Large Tents  Stoves ​ Lamps- Folding Furniture. I +====August 26th==== 
-DISTRIBUTORS OF: + 
-Paddymade ​ Karrimor ​ Berghaus ​ Hallmark ​ Bergans ​ Caribee ​ Fairydown ​ Silva  Primus ​ Companion ​ and all leading brands. +Musical Evening ​The Scrub-bashers. 
-Proprietors:​ Jack & Nancy Fox Sales Manager: David Fox + 
-Rowe Street +The Scrub-bashers will sing us some of the new songs they have been practising. There will be musical items by members of the group who will also accompany the singers. 
-EASTWOOD CANVAS GOODS & CAMPING SUPPLIES 3 Ti viaWn(ly St lastwooxl NSW 2122 Phone. 8b8 2775 + 
-Rutledge Street +If any other club members would like to contribute ​musical items they will be most welcome. Please contact the Social Secretary. 
-Page 13 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER July,​ 1981. + 
-0111 +=====The June General Meeting.===== 
-THE JITNE GAL MEETING.  + 
-%- +by Barry Wallace. 
-by:Barry Wallace. + 
-The clock lounged at an angle of 2020 hours,the President ​,lounged in "The Chair",​ and about 15 or so members sat bolt upright when' :Lie rang the gang and called for what is loosely termed order., +The clock lounged at an angle of 2020 hours, the President lounged in "The Chair",​ and about 15 or so members sat bolt upright when he rang the gong and called for what is loosely termed order. 
-There were no apologies. New member Karl Ley- rOma:​1- ​failed to present + 
-himself, but Mary Unwin answered her call and was welObmed,​intothe, ​Club. +There were no apologies. New member Karl Lockman ​failed to present himself, but Mary Unwin answered her call and was welcomed into the Club. We also took the opportunity of welcoming James Field who had been unable to be present at a previous G.M. 
-We also took the opportunity of welcoming James Field who had been unable to be present at a previous G.M.  + 
-The Minutes were read and received, with no business arising. Correspondence comprised outgoing letters to ihe_LandsOffice ​in NOwra regarding a reduction in the area of our permissive ​,​a6oupanoy ​at Coolana, +The Minutes were read and received, with no business arising. Correspondence comprised outgoing letters to the Lands Office ​in Nowra regarding a reduction in the area of our permissive ​occupancy ​at Coolana, to the N.P.W.S. regarding the Plan of Management ​for Morton National ​Park (penned by the Conservation Secretary) and to our new members. We received letters from: Chris Percy advising of her move to Broken Hill, Colin Broad advising on status of Coolana account ​funds as Club property, Australia Post advising changes to requirements for bulk postage and Paddy Pallin Foundation advising on grants for 1980-81. 
-to the N.P.W.S. regarding the Plan oflianagement ​for,,​McirtonNational ​Park + 
-(penned by the Conservation Secretary) and to our-new'​M'​embers. We received +The Treasurer'​s Report indicated a starting balance of $2091.17, Income of $609.50, Expenditure of $348.00 and a closing balance of $2352.67. The Coolana account balance was unchanged at $50.10. 
-letters from: Chris Percy advising of-her move to Broken Hill, Colin Broad + 
-advising on status of Coolana account ​fands-as ClUb property:, Australia Post +Our captive Federation Delegate (Peter Franks) ​advised that the last meeting had been brief, and covered only routine matters. 
-advising changes to requirements for bulk postage and Paddy Pallin Foundation advising on grants for 1980-91+ 
-The Treasurer'​s-Report indicated a starting balance of $2091.17, +All of which was mere preamble to the event of the evening - - the Walks Report. John Redfern opened the whole thing by reporting ​that his Boyd Trail to Kanangra via East Christie'​s Creek had been a good walk despite some minor navigational difficulties. There were 13 members, 5 prospectives and 2 visitors, who kept trying to hand in their tickets. The other weekend trip was Ian Debert'​s Megalong Valley ​trip. When 9 members, one prospective and one visitor turned out for the occasion, Ian lengthened the walk in order not to disappoint such a crowd. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s walk from Leura to Katoomba, but Jim Brown had 16 members and one prospective on his Waterfall ​to Lilyvale trip on what was described as a good day. There was no report on David Cotton'​s Bee Walk. 
-Income of $609.50, Expenditure of $348.00 and a closing balance of '2352.67. The ,Coolana account balance was unchanged at $50.10.+ 
-7 +The following weekend, 22,23,24 May saw Tony Marshall ​keeping his powder dry by driving all the way in to Yerranderie and staging an easy weekend with a party of 7. Gordon Lee's Camping Made Easy trip failed to attract starters. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Sunday walk to Bluegum, but Sheila Binns' Waterfall through ​waterfall to Audley attracted 8 starters for a ver-ry wet trip. Two people dropped out or sank during lunch, one climbed to higher ground ​at Heathcote ​and the survivors struggled out to Loftus and the train -- in rain - from Spain. 
-Our captive Federation Delegate (Peter Franks) ​adVised:​Ahat ​the last meeting had been brief, and covered only routine matters. + 
-All of which was mere preamble to the event of the evening - - the Walks Report. John Redfern opened the whole thing by repotting ​that his Boyd Trail to Kanangra via East Christie'​s Creek had been a good walk despite some minor navigational difficulties. There were 13 members, 5 prospectives and 2 visitors, who kept trying to handin their tickets. The other weekend trip was Ian Debert'​s Megalong Valley-triP'..._ :When 9 'members, one prospective and one visitor turned out for the occasion, Ian lengthened the walk in order not to disappoint such a crowd. There was no report of PeterChristian'​s walk from Leura:to Katoomba, but Jim Brown had 16 members and one prospective on his Watrfall ​to Lilyvale trip on what was described as a good day. There was no report on David Cotton'​s Bee Walk. +Peter Harris had 5 starters an his Budawang Wilderness trip an 29,50,31 May, one of whom required hospital treatment after a falling-rock-type mishap. The Peter Miller bicycle trip was reduced to a rather wet Sunday trip with an unknown number of startersJohn Newman was unable to lead his Otford to Lilyvale Sunday walk and one can only suspect he had inside information. Jim Brown was substitute leader of 20 people in rain, rain, rain. The twelve who opted out at lunch were joined by the remainder of the party on the early train home. Joe Marton led 5 members and two prospectives ​on his Waterfall to Lilyvale jaunt in the same rain. They met Jim Brown'​s party on the early train and were able to compare notes on the wild leeches of the area. 
-The following weekend, 22,23,24 May saw Tony Masshall ​keeping his powder dry by driving all the way in to Yerranderie and staging an easy weekend with a party of 7. Gordon Lee's Camping Made Easy trip failed to attract starters. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s.Sunday walk toBluegum, but Sheila Binns' Waterfall through ​-Waterfall --CO Audley attracted 8 starters for a ver-ry wet trip. Two people dropped out or sank during lunch, one climbed to higher ground ​atHeathcote ​and the survivors struggled out to Loftus and the train -- in rain - Trom Spain. + 
-Peter Harris had 5 starters an his Budawang Wilderness trip an 29,​50,​31 ​',May, one of whom required hospital treatment after a falling-rock-type mishap. The Peter Miller bicycle trip was reduced to a rather wet Sunday +The following weekend, 5,6,7 June saw David Rostron and 4 others ​competing ​(?) in his Mittagong to Katoomba 4-day trip. They reported some rain on the Saturday and herds of '​roos ​in the Wollondilly area. Ian Debert'​s Yerranderie base camp had 6 members and one prospective,​ and they reported snow, sun, rain and fireworks, although not necessarily in that order. On the Monday they returned to Sydney via Wombeyan Caves. Peter Franks' trip from Newnes did not go. 
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAIKER July,​ 1981. + 
-trip with an unknown number ​.of _starters.. _John Newman was unable to lead his Otford to Lilyvale Sunday walk and one can only suspect he had inside information. Jim Brown was substitute leader of 20 people in rain, rain, +The Coolana Committee Report brought news that the land swap for our front entrance area is now complete. The National Trust, in a response to our request for monies from the Marie Byles Estate to purchase contiguous land parcels, has offered to buy up our permissive occupancy and lease it back to us. The Committee believe that our per. occ. is secure as it is and recommend against accepting the offer. Our rates notices require correction yet again. George Gray has been asked to check out problems with the Coolana water supply and a large scale contour map of the property is to be obtained. 
-rain. The twelve who opted out at lunch were joined by the remainder of +
-the party on the early train home. Joe Marton led 5 members and two tirospectives ​on his Waterfall to Lilyvale jaunt in the same rain. They +
-net Jim Brown'​s party on the early train and were able to compare notes on +
-the wild leeches of the area. +
-The following weekend, 5,6,7 June saw David Rostron and 4 others ​Competing ​(?) in his Mittagong to Katoomba'4-day trip. They reported some rain on the Saturday and herds of Troos in the Wollondilly area. Ian Debert'​s +
-Yerranderie base camp had 6 members and one prospective,​ and they reported ​snow, sun, rain and fireworks, although not necessarily in that order. On the Monday they returned to Sydney via Wombeyan Caves. Peter Ftanks' trip from Newnes did not go. +
-The Coolana Committee Report brought news that the land swap for our " ​front entrance area is now complete. The National Trust, in a response to our request for monies from the Marie Byles Estate to purchase contiguous land parcels, has offered to buy up our permissive occupancy and lease it back to us. The Committee believe that our per. occ. is secure as it is and recommend against accepting the offer. Our rates notices require correction yet again. George Gray has been asked to check out problems with the Coolana water supply and a large scale contour map of the property is to be obtained.+
 Of General Business there was none, so once the announcements were done with, the President closed the meeting, for he was so inclined, at an angle of 2059 hours. Of General Business there was none, so once the announcements were done with, the President closed the meeting, for he was so inclined, at an angle of 2059 hours.
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-CHANGES TO DAY WALKS. ​ SuncI.ay 2nd August. Leader:​ DAVID INGRAM.- 
-M1120-- East Manto - George'​s River - Bushwalkers Basin -Mint. EASY. 13 km. 
-Transport arrangements:​ 9.04 am Riverstone train Central Electric - LidcoMbe. 
-CHANGE AT LIDCOMBE: 9.29 am Campbelltown train to Minto. Tickets - Mini fare to Minto. 
-ZDNMAY, 30th August. Leader:​ JIM PERCY. 
-7Not Saturday 29t0. 
-- WATERFALL - Engadine- 13 km. MEMUM. 
-Train: 8.06 am Electric. (Note new train time),, 
-FOUND: A colour slide of the Opera House, with a green sticker 64, was found after the last Members'​ Slide Night. Apply to Don Cornell. 
  
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 +====Changes To Day Walks.====
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 +|Sunday 2nd August|Leader:​ David Ingram. Minto - East Minto - George'​s River - Bushwalkers Basin - Minto. Easy. 13 km. Transport arrangements:​ 9.04 am Riverstone train Central Electric - Lidcombe. Change at Lidcombe: 9.29 am Campbelltown train to Minto. Tickets - Mini fare to Minto.|
 +|Sunday, 30th August. (Not Saturday 29th)|Leader:​ Jim Percy. Waterfall - Engadine. 13 km. Medium. Train: 8.06 am Electric. (Note new train time).|
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 +__Found__: A colour slide of the Opera House, with a green sticker 64, was found after the last Members'​ Slide Night. Apply to Don Cornell.
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