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 We estimated that we walked 50 miles and climbed up and down 15,000 feet. It may seem quite an achievement,​ but when one considers that the record, Warwick tells me, is 18 1/2 hours starting from Katoomba railway station and return, our party'​s 48 hour effort from the beginning of Narrow Neck and return, just pales into insignificance. Yet, by average standards, it is a hard walk and should only be attempted by experienced walkers. I think most of the Club's members who regularly go on hard weekend trips would have trouble doing the trip in 48 hours, but one would have to be a "​tiger"​ walker to do the Three Peaks in under 24 hours. We estimated that we walked 50 miles and climbed up and down 15,000 feet. It may seem quite an achievement,​ but when one considers that the record, Warwick tells me, is 18 1/2 hours starting from Katoomba railway station and return, our party'​s 48 hour effort from the beginning of Narrow Neck and return, just pales into insignificance. Yet, by average standards, it is a hard walk and should only be attempted by experienced walkers. I think most of the Club's members who regularly go on hard weekend trips would have trouble doing the trip in 48 hours, but one would have to be a "​tiger"​ walker to do the Three Peaks in under 24 hours.
  
-OBITUARY ​PHIL HALL.+=====Obituary ​Phil Hall.===== 
 by Jim Brown. by Jim Brown.
-The Club lost a well-loved member with the death, on August 26th of 'Phil Hall. + 
-'Phil joined the Club in November 1944, and over the ensuing seven or +The Club lost a well-loved member with the death, on August 26thof Phil Hall. 
-eight years was very active in walking and Club affairs. In 1950 he married + 
-fellow member Betty Hurley, and over the next few years home building and  ​Commitments ​to his young family kept him away from the mainstream of Club activities. During the 1960'​s,​ however, he returned to walking and also +Phil joined the Club in November 1944, and over the ensuing seven or eight years was very active in walking and Club affairs. In 1950 he married fellow member Betty Hurley, and over the next few years home building and commitments ​to his young family kept him away from the mainstream of Club activities. During the 1960'​s,​ however, he returned to walking and also took a keen and active interest in ski-ing and canoeing. He joined the River Canoe Club with his son, Geoff. In that period when he was not closely engaged in his loved outdoor activities, he undertook several ​courses of study which led him to his final place of work with the Department of Technical and Further Education, where he was closely associated with the formation of curricula for apprenticeships. 
--took a keen and active interest in ski-ing and canoeing. He joined the +
-River Canoe Club with his son, Geoff. In that period when he was not closely +
-engaged in his loved outdoor activities, he undertook several ​caursesof ​study +
-Which led him to his final place of work with the Department of Technical and Further Education, where he was closely associated with the formation of curricula for apprenticeships.+
 That is a bare outline of Phil's work and interest over the past 37 years. Of the man it says nothing, and that means that it says nothing, because in the case of Phil Hall, the manner of man he was is everything. That is a bare outline of Phil's work and interest over the past 37 years. Of the man it says nothing, and that means that it says nothing, because in the case of Phil Hall, the manner of man he was is everything.
-A fellow Educationist at the funeral, which was attended by a large numher ​of Club members, mainly dating from the 1940'​s,​ said he was a mixture of idealist and realist. That was true, but not all the truth. Phil had a discerning and lucid mind, and at times spoke out forcibly and vehemently, ​an those matters about which he felt strongly. When you got to know him, you realised he was a.very gentle man, quite soft-hearted,​ somewhat shy and something of a Puritan. When he spoke out strongly and critically it was always on some issue where his concept of humanity, decency and justice had been affronted. He was, in short, a thoroughly "​good"​ man, and there are not enough of those to go around. + 
-Forrn my own part, I met Phil on my very first Club walk, in the last days of 1946, and somehow became part of a gang including Phil and Betty, Ken Meadows, Bob and Christa Younger, and Bill Horton. At the time I suppose I was learning to be a civilian again, and the acceptance by and friendship of that group during the next few years was one of the really ​profound influences on me. At last I had "come home"​. +A fellow Educationist at the funeral, which was attended by a large number ​of Club members, mainly dating from the 1940'​s,​ said he was a mixture of idealist and realist. That was true, but not all the truth. Phil had a discerning and lucid mind, and at times spoke out forcibly and vehemently, ​on those matters about which he felt strongly. When you got to know him, you realised he was a very gentle man, quite soft-hearted,​ somewhat shy and something of a Puritan. When he spoke out strongly and critically it was always on some issue where his concept of humanity, decency and justice had been affronted. He was, in short, a thoroughly "​good"​ man, and there are not enough of those to go around. 
-Obviously I have many memories of those years. I am not jealous of those memories and would gladly write of them if I thought I could do justice to any small Dart of them. Perhaps enough to say that I will always be thankful I had the chance to walk and talk with Phil, and to share with him that strange, utterly satisfying communion of camps with the wind and the + 
-stars and the firelight glow in the friendly darkness and stillness of the bush.+For my own part, I met Phil on my very first Club walk, in the last days of 1946, and somehow became part of a gang including Phil and Betty, Ken Meadows, Bob and Christa Younger, and Bill Horton. At the time I suppose I was learning to be a civilian again, and the acceptance by and friendship of that group during the next few years was one of the really profound influences on me. At last I had "come home". 
 + 
 +Obviously I have many memories of those years. I am not jealous of those memories and would gladly write of them if I thought I could do justice to any small part of them. Perhaps enough to say that I will always be thankful I had the chance to walk and talk with Phil, and to share with him that strange, utterly satisfying communion of camps with the wind and the stars and the firelight glow in the friendly darkness and stillness of the bush. 
 To Betty; to Marion, Susan and Janet, his daughters; to Geoffrey, his son, all Club members extend the deepest sympathy in their - and our - loss. To Betty; to Marion, Susan and Janet, his daughters; to Geoffrey, his son, all Club members extend the deepest sympathy in their - and our - loss.
-* * * * * * * * * * * + 
-Page 5 Thal SYDNEY HUSHWALKER September,​ 1981. +=====Mittagong To Katoomba ​The Hard Way.=====
- MITTAGONG TO KATOOKBA ​THE HARD WAY+
  
 by David Rostron. by David Rostron.
-In recent years I had wandered through the Blue Breaks but lud not setfoot on Lacy's Plateau or the Bimlow Tableland. My interest in the latter'​. ​had been aroused by some of Jim Brawn'​s ​accOunts ​of his roamings and a study of the maps showing the lOng narrow finger of Bimlow Tablelnd extending ​-Over about 20 km..  + 
-As far as I could determine no one had traversed the tableland between the Amphitheatre,​ G.R.322960, and lest Bimlow Peak, G.R.389022 - a distance of about 10 km. The major problem was how to manage the trip in 3-4 days from Kanangra. It was bon Finch who suggested it could be included in a Mittagong to Katoomba jaunt. Over some months I enthused about the trip +In recent years I had wandered through the Blue Breaks but had not set foot on Lacy's Plateau or the Bimlow Tableland. My interest in the latter had been aroused by some of Jim Brown'​s ​accounts ​of his roamings and a study of the maps showing the long narrow finger of Bimlow Tablelnd extending ​over about 20 km. 
-and at one stage had about 12 converts. However, when the time came to board the Mittagong train on 5/6/81, there were only Fusae and Ray Dargan, ​'John Redfern and I. + 
-We arrived at Mittagong at 7.30 pm, enjoyed a leisurely dinner and then +As far as I could determine no one had traversed the tableland between the Amphitheatre,​ G.R.322960, and lest Bimlow Peak, G.R.389022 - a distance of about 10 km. The major problem was how to manage the trip in 3-4 days from Kanangra. It was Don Finch who suggested it could be included in a Mittagong to Katoomba jaunt. Over some months I enthused about the trip and at one stage had about 12 converts. However, when the time came to board the Mittagong train on 5/6/81, there were only Fusae and Ray Dargan, John Redfern and I. 
-taxied out to langanderry, where the driver took us about 4 km on to the farm. + 
-We then walked 2-3 miles down the steepest part of the Burnt Flat Creek fire trail. The only suitable campsite was the trail, and we pitched tents under .a starry night. +We arrived at Mittagong at 7.30 pm, enjoyed a leisurely dinner and then taxied out to Wanganderry, where the driver took us about 4 km on to the farm. We then walked 2-3 miles down the steepest part of the Burnt Flat Creek fire trail. The only suitable campsite was the trail, and we pitched tents under a starry night. 
-Ray was first up before 6.00 am and we were away at 7.20 am, just as + 
-it started to drizzle. This was to be the pattern for the day - overcast +Ray was first up before 6.00 am and we were away at 7.20 am, just as it started to drizzle. This was to be the pattern for the day - overcast and drizzling rain at times. On only one occasion did I put a cape on - for about 30 minutes. 
-and drizzling rain at times. On only one occasion did I put a cape on - for about 30 minutes. + 
-We travelled along Water Board roads and had magnificent views of +We travelled along Water Board roads and had magnificent views of Bonnum Pic from various angles. From the north, under the summit ridge, it looks most precipitous. 
-Bonnum Pic from various angles. From the north, under the summit ridge, it + 
-looks most precipitous. +The Wollondilly Valley with its rolling yellow-green hills looked magnificent in contrast to the sandstone walls. We saw large numbers of kangaroos - groups of up to about 30. The river was crossed at 9.45 am at Bonnum Pic Creek. The water was about a foot deep at a rapid. We continued past Joorilands Homestead (vacant) and then along the Sheepwalk for about 3 miles, turning off west just before Byrnes Creek where we had lunch in the rain. 
-The Wollondilly Valley with its rolling yellow-green hills looked + 
-magnificent in contrast to the sandstone walls. We saw large numbers of +After lunch we climbed to the Yerranderie Road and then along this for a short distance before crossing more rolling open hills to the Tonalli River by 2.45 Pm. As rain was still threatening we decided to carry water up to Lacy's Gap (1700' up) where we hoped to find a cave for the night. It was tired group that eventually stopped at 4.30 pm in a small but very well sheltered ​cave on the western side of the island rock formation which extends southwards from the gap. It rained and blew during the night but we were very comfortable. 
-kangaroos - groups of up to about 30. The river was crossed at 9.45 am at Bonnum Pic Creek. The water was about a foot deep at a rapid. We continued+ 
-past Joorilands Homestead (vacant) and then along the Sheepwalk for about .3 miles, turning off west just before Byrnes Creek where we had lunch in the rain. +It appeared to be clearing in the morning and this may have encouraged us to linger over breakfast as we had our latest start for the trip at 7.40 am. We then had pleasant plateau walking to Point 2570' ​where we had good views to the west and north - to Axehead Range, Kanangra, Cloudmaker, etc. 
-After lunch we climbed to the Yerranderie Road and then along this for + 
-a short distance before crossing more rolling open hills to the Tonalli River +The next 3-4 km on a compass course to Point 2450' at G.R.301953 included some reasonable plateau walking but also some heavy scrub. View to the north from 2450' and from the northern plateau rim just beyond it were again excellent, particularly of the Broken Rock Range. 
-.1:​).Y ​2.45 Pm. As rain was still threatening we decided to carry water up to + 
-Zacy's Gap (1700' up) where we hoped to find a cave for the night. It was 6; tired group that eventually stopped at 4.30 pm in a small but very well '​lleltered ​cave on the western side of the island rock formation which extends southwards from the gap. It rained and blew during the night but we were - Very comfortable. +Our view of the next 13-14 km of the Bimlow Tableland revealed some rough going - many ups and downs. The appearance from that angle was similar to the Red Rocks. We thought we could discern a break in the north-west cliff line with a ridge down, about half way along. We decided then that this would be the "​out",​ if the going became too rugged. 
-It appeared to-be clearing in the morning and this may have encouraged + 
-us to linger over breakfast as we had our latest start for the trip at 7.40 am. We then had pleasant plateau walking to Point 2570' ​wh@re we had good views to the west and north - to Axehead Range, Kanangra, Cloudmaker, etc. +The next 2 km to the amphitheatre (and a route down at 322960) was very scrubby and we were thankful for the long pants. At the amphitheatre the faint-hearted leader gave the party the option of the soft life down on Green Wattle Creek. I was disappointed there were no takers. 
-The next 3-4 km on a compass course to Point 2450' at G.R.301953 included + 
-Page 6 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAIKER September,​ 1981. +We pressed on over the Clear Hills (the vegetation being slightly less dense) and then lunched on Point 2360. The sky was clear but a cool westerly had us putting parkas on. From this point we remained (or tried to) on the western rim of the Tableland. Most of the creeks drain to the south-east from this point. 
-some reasonable plateau walking but also some heavy scrub. View to the north from 2450' and from the northern plateau rim just beyond it were again excellent, particularly of the Broken Rock Range. + 
-Our view of the next 13-14 km of the Bimlow Tableland revealed some +At the point where we believed we had seen a route down, it had literally "​disappeared"​. There was no ridge or apparent break in the cliff line. By this time (2.30 pm) we were all somewhat thirsty and tired and shortly ​afterwards ​explored some breaks and ledges on the north-west face but could not find a route which did not involve rope work. We lost about 45 minutes and then decided to press on and stop at the first suitable site. We had already encountered some cliff lines on the top of the Tableland ​and we had to negotiate more before stopping at 366988 at about 4.00 pm. Our progress from the Clear Hills had been at about 1 mile an hour. 
-rough going - many ups and doims. The appearance from that angle was similar to the Red Rocks. We thought we could discern a break in the north-west ​'​- ​cliff line with a ridge dam, about half way along. We decided then that this would be the "​out",​ if the going became too rugged. + 
-The next 2 km to the amphitheatre (and a route don at 322960) was very scrubby and we were thankful for the long pants. At the amphitheatre the +Our camp was on a saddle, right at the western rim with magnificent views through ​180°. The lights of Katoomba were later clearly visible. We found some water 80 metres down a gully and the rest in rock pools - about 2 gallons in all. This high camp was typical of the others I have experienced in the Blue Breaks - glorious views and sunset as we sat on the western rim eating dinner. The grandeur of this wilderness area associated with the feeling of both isolation and freedom have made these experiences among the most treasured of my life, or as Snow Brown would put it - "You wouldn'​t be dead for quids"​. 
-faint-hearted leader gave the party the option of the soft life down on Gree:​n ​Wattle Creek. I was disappointed there were no takers. + 
-We pressed on over the Clear Hills (the vegetation being slightly less dense) and then lunched on Point 2360. The sky was clear but a cool +From our camp we could see two possible routes down, a further 3-5 km to the north. We knew progress would be slow, so resolved to move off at first light on Monday. This wasn't all that difficult as we were in bed by 8.00 pm. Ray was first up at 4.30 am and then we waited about 10 minutes for the light to improve, before moving off at 6.30 am. 
-westerly had us putting parkas on. From this point we remained (or tried to) on the western rim of the Tableland. Most of the creeks drain to the .south-east from this point. + 
-At the point where we believed we had seen a route down, it had literally "​disappeared"​. There was no ridge or apparent break in-the cliff line. By this time (2.30 pm) we were all somewhat thirsty and tired and shortly ​after, wards explored some breaks and ledges on the north-west face but could not find a route which did not involve rope work. We lost about 45 minutes and then decided to press on and stop at the first suitable site. We had already encountered some cliff lines on the top of the Tableland ​.aad we had to negotiate +The terrain was similar ​to that encountered on the previous afternoon - cliff lines, some dense scrub and some easier rocky terrain. This section of the tableland was identical to parts of the Red Rocks. Progress was still at one mile an hour. We had a magnificent sunrise over Bimlow Peak. 
-more before stopping at 366988 at about 4.00 pm. Our progress from the Clear Hills had been at about 1 mile an hour. + 
-*Our camp was on a saddle, right at the western rimwith magnificent views through ​180. The lights of Katoomba were later clearly visible. We found some water 80 metres down a gully and the rest in rock pools - about +At 384009 we found a face ridge which we could have descended but then decided to press on to West Bimlow Peak and apparent routes beyond. Another 500 metres and we found the perfect route down - a break crevasse through the cliff line at 385015 with walls up to 200' high. 
-'gallons in all. This high camp was typical of the others I have experienced in.the Blue.Breaks - glorious views and sunset as we sat on the western rim eating dinner. The grandeur of this wilderness area associated with the feeling of both isolation and freedom have made these experiences among the most treasured of my life, or as Snow Brown would put it - "You wouldn'​t be dead for quids"​. + 
-From our camp we could see two possible routes down, a further 3-5 km to the north. We knew progress would be slow, so resolved to move 'off atfirst light on Monday. This wasn't all that difficult as we were in bed by 8.00 pm. Ray was first up at 4.30 am and then we waited about 10 minutes for the light to improve, before moving off at 6.30 am. +We pressed on to West Bimlow Peak, reaching this at 9.30 am. We had magnificent ​views to the north. This is one of the most outstanding viewpoints in the Blue Breaks. We dropped off this through small cliff lines - and then after 1/2 km dropped off the Tableland at 390026 - down a gully which Phil Butt had used when crossing ​the tableland from Lacy's Creek 14 years before. There is a ridge just to north which is also a route. The excitement ​was over. 
-The terrain was similar'​AoJthat ​encountered on the previous afternoon - cliff lines, some dense scrub and some easier rocky terrain. This section of,the tableland was identical to parts of the Red Rocks. Progress was still at one mile an hour. We had a magnificent sunrise over Bimlow Peak. +
-At 384009 we found a face ridge which we could have descended but then decided to press on to West Bimlow Peak and apparent routes beyond. Another +
-Page' 7 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAIKER September,​ 1981. +
-500 metres and we found the perfect route down - a break crevasse through the cliff line at 385015 with walls up to 200' high. +
-We pressed on to West Bimlow Peak, reaching this at 9.30 am. We had magnifieent ​views to the north. This is one of the most outstanding viewpoints in the Blue Breaks. We dropped off this through small cliff lines - and then after ir km dropped off the Tableland at 390026 - down a gully which Phil Butt had used when Crossing ​the tableland from Lacy's Creek 14 years before. There'is a ridge just to north which is also a route. The eicitement ​was over.+
 We descended to Green Wattle Creek and then it was up and over the Broken Rock Range, followed by a long descent to Butcher'​s Creek for a five star campsite with running water. We descended to Green Wattle Creek and then it was up and over the Broken Rock Range, followed by a long descent to Butcher'​s Creek for a five star campsite with running water.
-This was the coldest night of the trip - about 2C. We were again up at 4.30 am and then experienced one of the hazards of breakfast in the dark. John put dry soyaroni instead of muesli in his breakfast milk. The tents were heavy with dew andwe spent about irhour ​drying them before movingoff at 7.00 am.. . + 
-An easy ascent up a ridge .to the Cedar 'Road, and then to Scott'​s Main Range Road. We were on the Cox at 10.30 am. Both the Kowmung and Cox were +This was the coldest night of the trip - about 2°C. We were again up at 4.30 am and then experienced one of the hazards of breakfast in the dark. John put dry soyaroni instead of muesli in his breakfast milk. The tents were heavy with dew and we spent about 1/2 hour drying them before moving off at 7.00 am. 
-and Fusae with her short legs was somewhat apprehensive about the crossings. We breathed a sigh of relief when we reached the northern bank of the Cox.+ 
 +An easy ascent up a ridge to the Cedar Road, and then to Scott'​s Main Range Road. We were on the Cox at 10.30 am. Both the Kowmung and Cox were up and Fusae with her short legs was somewhat apprehensive about the crossings. We breathed a sigh of relief when we reached the northern bank of the Cox. 
 An early lunch followed and then the long drag up White Dog and back over Narrow Neck. We enjoyed the celebration at Young'​s Chinese Cafe (now licensed). It was a time to eat, drink and be merry, with only a train to catch. An early lunch followed and then the long drag up White Dog and back over Narrow Neck. We enjoyed the celebration at Young'​s Chinese Cafe (now licensed). It was a time to eat, drink and be merry, with only a train to catch.
-* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * + 
-SOCTAL NOTES FOR OCTOBER.  +=====Social Notes For October.===== 
-Friday, 9th October.  + 
-by Peter Miller. ​F.B."9VCabarat ​Ball. (See notice Page 16 ) +by Peter Miller. 
-Wednesday, 21st October. Square Dancing.' + 
- This is an evening of fun' ​and dancing for if you cannot dance as the Caller is expert at +====Friday, 9th October.==== 
-DINNER ​before the meeting will be held at 270 Pacific Highway, Crow's Nest at 6.30 pm. + 
-all. It does not matter teaching the basic steps. +F.B.WCabaret ​Ball. (See notice Page 16) 
-Cheludes Lebanese Restaurant, + 
-Wednesday, 28th October. Club Auction. +====Wednesday, 21st October.==== 
-The auction ​'will be conducted again by Charlie Brown and as usual the proceeds will go to the Coolana funds. + 
-Bring along all those useful old objects which will be snappedup by the eager buyers. +Square Dancing. 
-Page 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER . September,​ 1981. + 
-BACKGROUND TO BUSHWALKING-i966.180. by Jim Brown.+This is an evening of fun and dancing for all. It does not matter ​if you cannot dance as the Caller is expert at teaching the basic steps. 
 + 
 +Dinner ​before the meeting will be held at Cheludes Lebanese Restaurant, ​270 Pacific Highway, Crow's Nest at 6.30 pm. 
 + 
 +====Wednesday, 28th October.==== 
 + 
 +Club Auction. 
 + 
 +The auction will be conducted again by Charlie Brown and as usual the proceeds will go to the Coolana funds. 
 + 
 +Bring along all those useful old objects which will be snapped up by the eager buyers. 
 + 
 +=====Background To Bushwalking 1968-1980.===== 
 + 
 +by Jim Brown. 
 (The final instalment of an item presented at the 1981 Club Re-union) (The final instalment of an item presented at the 1981 Club Re-union)
- Dot Enter ​1277+ 
- Bob There was a lack of big news items from overseas, so once again we include "Press reports of.a romantic attachment for Prince Charles"​. +|Dot|Enter __1977__.| 
-Barbara We've all heard of-hi-jacked aircraft. This year there was a difference +|Bob|There was a lack of big news items from overseas, so once again we include "Press reports of a romantic attachment for Prince Charles"​.| 
-with a group of Moluccans hi-jacking a train in Holland. +|Barbara|We've all heard of hi-jacked aircraft. This year there was a difference with a group of Moluccans hi-jacking a train in Holland.| 
- Don Ana, talking about trains, in January came Australia'​s worst ever rail disaster, when a derailed locomotive brought down a road bridge at +|Don|And, talking about trains, in January came Australia'​s worst ever rail disaster, when a derailed locomotive brought down a road bridge at Granville on top of the following coaches - death toll over 80.| 
- Granville on top of the following coaches - death toll over 80. +|Dot|Conservationists got worried over applications for mining leases near Ettrema gorge.| 
- Dot Conservationists got worried over applications for mining leases near Ettrema gorge. +|Jim|However, in the Southern Blue Mountains, 100,000 hectares were added to National Parks.| 
- Jim However,​ in the Southern Blue Mountains, 100,000 hectares were added to National Parks. +|Don|At Mount Airly, Capertee Valley, no less than 51 people gathered ​on one walk, but owing to wet conditions it was reported as the mightiest assemblage ever of the Club's white ants.| 
- Don At Mount Airly, Capertee Valley, no less than 51 people gathered.an one walk, but owing to wet conditions it was reported as the mightiest assemblage ever of the Club's white ants. +|Bob|On a "nice quiet trip" at Easter at Macarthurs Flat the casualty tally rose to one fractured ankle, one broken wrist, and a snake with an injured spine.... trodden on by a walker.| 
- Bob On a "nice quiet trip" at Easter at Macarthurs Flat the casualty tally +|Jim|The land above Coolana was set aside for "​Recreation"​ and we were told that in this permissive society we could probably get a permissive occupancy.| 
-rose to one fractured ankle, one broken wrist, and a snake with an - . injured spine.....trodden on by a walker. +|Barbara|The Club's 50th Birthday was celebrated in October, with 292 present at the Friday night dinner and about 350 at the outdoor re-union at Pennant Hills Scout Camp.| 
- Jim The land above Coolana was set aside for "​Recreation"​ and we were +|Don|The rain set in soon after the campfire was lit. After some smart footwork by the President, ​we held our first indoors "​campfire"​.| 
-told that in this permissive society we could probably get a permissive occupancy. +|Bob|We moved on to __1978__.| 
-Barbara The Club's 50th Birthday was celebrated in October, with 292 present at the Friday night dinner and about 350 at the outdoor re-union at Pennant Hills Scout Camp. +|Jim|In February, Sydney'​s first bombing - at the Hilton Hotel, George St.| 
- Don The rain set in soon after the campfire was lit. After some smart footwork by the Presiaent; ​we-h'​erd-6t..first -indoors "​campfire"​. +|Barbara|The "​London Times" suspended publication. In its absence there was one less newspaper to report the rumours of a romantic attachment for Prince ​Charles.| 
- Bob We moved on to 1978+|Don|Protesters ​on Sydney'​s water front campaigned against the export of "​yellowcake"​ uranium. Near White Bay wharves was a slogan - "​Don'​t wait for the rush... mutate now".| 
- Jim In February, Sydney'​s first bombing - at the Hilton Hotel, George ​.St. +|Dot|Weatherwise,​ it was a very wet late summer and autumn - but in July we entered ​on a 2 1/2 year drought.| 
-Barbara The "​London Times" suspended publication. In its absence there was one less newspaper to report the rumours of a romantic attachment for 'Prince ​Charlos+|Bob|With the election of Fazeley Read as President in March, we'd had two consecutive lady presidents.| 
- Don Protest es on Sydney'​s water front campaigned against the export of "​yellowcake"​ uranium. Near White Bay wharves was a slogan - "​Don'​t wait for the rush... .mutate now"​. +|Barbara|No chauvinistic male pigs in S.B.W.| 
- Dot Weatherwise,​ it was a very wet late summer and autumn - but in July we enterod ​on a 2i year drought. ​. +|Don|Meanwhile, in January'​s magazine, a contributor signing "A. Non" gave a story of a one-day flight by Jumbo Jet over Antarctica.| 
- Bob With the election of Fazeley Read as President in March, we'd had two consecutive lady presidents. +|Dot|And by March we had letters threatening to sue to the Club, the Editor, and the author (if he could be traced), ​for some of the comments in it.| 
-Barbara No chauvinistic male pigs in S.B.W.. +|Jim|At that year's Re-union, we pleaded on behalf of Club and Editor -
- Don Meanwhile,​ in January'​s magazine, a contributor signing "A. Non" gave a story of a one-day flight by Jumbo Jet over Antamotica;;:​_,​ + 
-Page' 9 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Septemb.er,​ 1981+(SONG) Please don't sue our Editor,\\ 
-Dot And by March we had letters threatening to sue to the Club, the Editor, and the author (if he could be traced), ​f9r some of the comments in it. +Although he was to blame.\\ 
-Jim At that year's Re-union, we pleaded on behalf of Club and Editor - +He should not have said it, or\\ 
-(SONG) Please don't sue or Editor, +At least not used your name.\\ 
-Although he was to blame. +When we elect our Editors\\ 
-He should not have said it, or +They'​re sane, you may depend,\\ 
-At least not used your name. +But when their year is almost up\\
-When we elect our Editors +
-They'​re sane, you may depend, +
-But when their year is almost up+
 They'​re likely to be round the bend. They'​re likely to be round the bend.
-Barbara Finally, after a retraction in the June issue of the magazine, the matter was dpped+ 
-Jim At one stage, the gong used to call meeting to order went missing, and the President was reduced to removing a shoe and pounding it on the table. +|Barbara|Finally, after a retraction in the June issue of the magazine, the matter was dropped.| 
-Dot At the November full moon, over 100 were present for the official opening of the Coolana Hut and the First Barn Dance. A very good weekend, except for.... +|Jim|At one stage, the gong used to call meeting to order went missing, and the President was reduced to removing a shoe and pounding it on the table.| 
-Barbzra ​Two people injured by colliding bodies, one in the river and one on the dance floor. +|Dot|At the November full moon, over 100 were present for the official opening of the Coolana Hut and the First Barn Dance. A very good weekend, except for....| 
-Bob Soon afterwards a member sustained a foot injury on Vibllonganbe ​Creek - not totally disabling, but the party spent the rest of the weekend getting out. +|Barbara|Two people injured by colliding bodies, one in the river and one on the dance floor.| 
-Don We didn't know it, but our 15-months run of major mishaps had begun. +|Bob|Soon afterwards a member sustained a foot injury on Wollongambe ​Creek - not totally disabling, but the party spent the rest of the weekend getting out.| 
-Jim A mining engineer from the Wollongong area lodged writs against S.B.W., +|Don|We didn't know it, but our 15-months run of major mishaps had begun.| 
-Federation, and other conservation bodies, ​clairjng ​his professional reputation had been impugned in our protests about mining near Ettrema. +|Jim|A mining engineer from the Wollongong area lodged writs against S.B.W., Federation, and other conservation bodies, ​claiming ​his professional reputation had been impugned in our protests about mining near Ettrema.| 
-Barbara We were getting used to the feeling of being sued. Don Now came in 1979+|Barbara|We were getting used to the feeling of being sued.
-Bob Iran was prominent in overseas news, first with deposition of the Shah, and later the seizure of 52 Americans, who were detained for 14 months. +|Don|Now came in __1979__.| 
-Dot In Sydney, a fire at Luna Park, causing the death of several youngsters, and closure of the Park. . +|Bob|Iran was prominent in overseas news, first with deposition of the Shah, and later the seizure of 52 Americans, who were detained for 14 months.| 
-Jim And in June, the opening of the Eastern Suburbs Railway - a little over 100 years since it was first proposed. +|Dot|In Sydney, a fire at Luna Park, causing the death of several youngsters, and closure of the Park.| 
-Barbara A good year for National Parks - first Deua and Wadbilliga on the Smith Coast, then Wollemi - half a million hectares of the Colo catchment. +|Jim|And in June, the opening of the Eastern Suburbs Railway - a little over 100 years since it was first proposed.| 
-Don Not so good for Tasmanian conservationists,​ with moves for the damming +|Barbara|A good year for National Parks - first Deua and Wadbilliga on the South Coast, then Wollemi - half a million hectares of the Colo catchment.| 
-of the "last wild river" - the Franklin. +|Don|Not so good for Tasmanian conservationists,​ with moves for the damming of the "last wild river" - the Franklin.| 
-Bob Mrs. Margaret Thatcher became the first woman P.M. in Britain. A year or so later we read that visitors to Tussauds Waxworks in London considered her as No.3 in'​thelist ​of detested figures, following +|Bob|Mrs. Margaret Thatcher became the first woman P.M. in Britain. A year or so later we read that visitors to Tussauds Waxworks in London considered her as No.3 in the list of detested figures, following Hitler and Idi Amin. Ayatollah Khomeini filled fourth place.| 
-Hitler and Idi Amin. Ayatollah Khomeini filled fourth place. +|Dot.|There were press rumours ​of a romantic attachment for Prince Charles.| 
-Page 10 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER September,​ 1981. +| |(Additional Item - not mentioned at Re-union) - In November an Air New Zealand plane on an Antarctic ​flight collided with Mount Erebus.| 
-Dot.'"​----There'wer6 15r-g-Siitithour'​s ​of a romantic attachment ​-for Prifi6e Charle.d+|Barbara|Our sequence of accidents continued. It almost seemed as though S.B.W., individually and collectively,​ had become accident-prone.| 
-(Additional Item - not mentioned at Re-union) - In November an Air New Zealand plane on an Anarotic ​flight collided with Mount Erebus. +|Jim|There were too many to name separately, but the three most serious might be mentioned...| 
-Barbara Our sequence of accidents continued. It almost seemed as though S.B.W., individually and collectively,​ had become accident-prone. +|Don|In February, President Fazeley suffered a leg broken by a falling rock at Barrington.| 
-Jim There were too many to name separately, but the three most serious +|Bob|Rod Peters on a walk with a party from Canberra in the Ettrema area was also hit by a rock. His original injuries weren'​t serious, but in trying to winch him into a rescuing helicopter, the stretcher gyrated so violently that he suffered quite serious after-effects.| 
-might be mentioned  +|Dot|Saddest of all. In April John Curedale, a member of about 6 month'​s,​ slipped and fell to his death in Grand Canyon, Blackheath, having lost his footing whilst watching people in another party practising ​abseiling.| 
-Don In February, President Fazeley suffered a leg broken by a falling rock at Barrington. +|Barbara|It was our first and only fatal accident on a walk in the 52 years of the Club's existence.| 
-Bob Rod Peters on a walk with a party from Canberra in the Ettrema area was also hit by a rock. His original injuries weren'​t serious, but in trying to winch him into a rescuing helicopter, the stretcher gyrated so violently that he suffered quite serious after-effects. +|Jim|Under the auspices of Vice-President Len Newland, a programme of bush safety awareness was undertaken.| 
-Dot +|Don|Meanwhile, what of the writs of the mining engineer? Well, first he forgot to appear at the initial court hearing, so the case lapsed.| 
- Saddest of all. In April John Curedale, a member of about 6 month'​s,​ +|Bob|Then he issued a fresh series of writs, again naming S.B.W. amongst others.| 
-slipped and fell to his death in Grand Canyon, Blackheath, having +|Don|Now, tell me. The person being sued. Is he called a "sue-ee"?| 
-lost his footing whilst watching people in another party practising +|Bob|I guess you could call him that.| 
-Barbara It was our first and only fatal accident on a walk in the 52 years of the Club's existence. +|Don|Then the bloke that issues the writs... Now, what would he be called?....| 
-Jim Under the auspices of Vice-President Len Newland, a programme of bush safety awareness was undertaken. +|Jim|The drought ​dragged on. Of one li-lo trip it was said that the river was so low the li-los got gravel rash.| 
-Don Meanwhile,​ what of the writs of the mining engineer? Well, first he forgot to appear at the initial court hearing, so the case lapsed. +|Barbara|Subscriptions rose to $10.50 Active, ​$12.50 Married and $6.50 Student.| 
-Bob. Then he issued a fresh series of writs, again naming S.B.W. amongst others. +|Don|Towards the close of the year one of the Club's most famous members, Marie Byles, died in her 80th year.| 
-Don Now, tell me. The person being sued. Is he called a "sue-eel'+|Bob|Then we entered ​__1980__.| 
-Bob I guess you could call him that. +|Dot|There was the Russian intervention in Afghanistan,​ and as a result the frenzy over participation by Western athletes at the Moscow Olympics.| 
-Don Then the bloke that issues the writs...Now,​ what would he be called?​.... +|Don|Volcanic eruptions at Mt. St. Helens showered the north-western United States with ash, and there were devastating ​earthquakes in Italy.| 
-Jim The ​draught ​dragged on. Of one li-trip it-was said that the river was so low the li-los got gravel rash. +|Bob|Two major issues on the conservation scene - the damming of the Franklin ​River in Tasmania, and the struggle against logging of N.S.W. ​rainforest.| 
-Barbara Subscriptions rose to 010.50 Active, ​n2.50 Married and $6.50 Student. +|Barbara|There were rumours in the press...| 
-Don Towards the close of the year one of the Club's most famous members, Marie Byles, died in her 80th year. +|Jim (cuts in)|Oh, come off it... not again!| 
-Bob Then we entered ​1980.  +|Barbara (doggedly)|....rumours that the leader of the Opposition in the N.S.W. ​State Parliament might be drawn from the Country Party.| 
-Dot There was the Russian intervention in Afghanistan,​ and as a result the frenzy over participation by Western athletes at the Moscow Olympics. +|Bob|We had a bush safety "think tank" just before the Australia Day holiday. That weekend five members on two trips sustained injuries.| 
-Don' Volcanic eruptions at Mt.St.Helens showered the north-western United States with ash, and there were devasting ​earthquakes in Italy. +|Dot|But thereafter we had a year free from major mishaps, if you exclude an ex-President being hit by a flying kangaroo ​not one of the QANTAS ​kind.| 
-Bob Two major issues on the conservation scene - the damming of the Franilin ​River in Tasmania, and the struggle against logging of N.S.W.rain foils-est+|Don|Oh yes, and if you exclude John Redfern, who has a passion for trying to break his arm.| 
-Barbara There were rumours in the Jim (cuts in) Oh, come off it  Barbara (doggedly)....rumours that +|Jim|In the Club a quota of minor events - pluses and minuses. For instance, Spiro gazumphed twice in trying to by a house.| 
-State Parliament might bepress..... +|Barbara|A lot of debate in the magazine as to who really slew Goliath.
-not again! +|Bob|Well, not me. I didn't even kill Cock Robin.| 
-the leader of the Opposition in the N.S.W. +|Dot|In the February magazine an article saying how light-weight you could go - about 6,500 grams (14 lbs.) for a weekend.| 
-drawn from the Country Party. +|Bob|And in the same issue a proposed list of gear for an exploratory trip in New Zealand, with an all-up weight of 80 to 100 lbs.| 
-Page 11 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAIKER September,​ 1981, +|Don|Who'be a Kiwi, who, who, who?| 
-Bob We had a bush safety "think tank" just before the Australia Day holiday. That weekend five members on two trips sustained injuries. +|Jim|The Re-union deferred to May owing to a petrol shortage.
-Dot But thereafter we had a year free from mador.mishaps,-if you exclude an ex-President being hit by a flying kangaroo ​not,cine 'of the QLNTAS ​kind. +|Barbara|In April a repeat Three Peaks walk. The only member to complete the whole course was Treasurer, Tony Marshall.| 
-Don Oh yes, and if you exclude John Redfern, who has-a passion for trying to break his arm. +|Don|Here'​s ​hoping ​he never absconds with the funds - we'd never catch him.| 
-Jim In the Club a quota of minor events - pluses and minuses.For instance, Spiro gazumphed twice in trying to by a house. +|Jim|A member went missing on a trip in May and was brought in by the local Bush Fire Brigade.| 
-Barbara A lot of debate in the magazine as to who really slew Goliath. Bob Well, not me. I didn't even kill Cock Robin. +|Barbara|I guess she didn't want to set the world on fire.| 
-Dot In the February magazine an article saying how light-weight you could go - about 6/500 grams (14 lbs.) for a weekend. +|Don|Comment from a lady walker about a certain leader "All you have to do is lead him astray on a walk, then you're right"​.| 
-Bob And in the same issue a proposed list of gear for an exploratory trip in New Zealand, with an all-Up weight of 80 to 100 lbs. +|Dot|Coolana funds had a boost from various ​donorsnotably ​the estate of Marie Byles, and from the sale of summer-weight sleeping bags contributed by Fazeley Read. Shoalhaven Shire agreed to a lower basis for assessing the rates.| 
-Don Who'​be a Kiwi, who, who, who? +|Barbara|Finally, we had one of the biggest intakes of new members ever. Fifty-seven,​ against a recent annual average of less than 30.| 
-Jim The Re-union deferred to May owing to a petrol shortage. Barbara In April a repeat Three Peaks walk. The only member to complete +|Don|Well, is the Club dying on its feet, as some one once averred?
-the whole course was Treasurer, Tony Marshall. + 
-Don Here'​s'​hOping ​he never absconds with the funds - we'd never catch him. +SONG (All) to "Lili Marlene"​ - 
-Jim A member went missing on a trip in May and was brought in by the local + 
-Bush Fire Brigade. +Back in Nineteen-fifty,​ someone in despond\\ 
-Barbara I guess she didn't want to set the world on fire. +Said the Club was failing, just "a stagnant pond".\\ 
-Don Comment from a lady walker about a certain leader "All you have to do is lead him astray on a walk, then you're right"​. +Earlier still, they said with heat\\ 
-Dot Coolana funds had a boost frth. various ​danOrs,-hotably ​the estate of +The Club was dying on its feet.\\ 
- Marie Byles, and from the sale of summer-weight sleeping bags contributed +The corpse just kept on walking... we don't know when we're beat. 
-by Fazeley Read. Shoalhaven Shire agreed to a lower basis for assessing + 
-the rates. +Say we just ignore them, messengers ​of gloom,\\ 
-Barbara Finally, we had one of the biggest intakes of new members ever. Fifty-seven,​ against a recent annual average of less than 30. +Treat with scant attention prophecies of doom.\\ 
-Don Well, is the Club dying an its feet, as some one once averred? +We cannot see what we should fear\\ 
-SONG (L11) to "Lili Marlene"​ - +For __while ​we walk__ our path is clear.\\ 
-Back in Nineteen-fifty,​ someone in despond +Be this our closing blessing... A HAPPY WALKING YEAR! 
-Said the Club was failing, just "a stagnant pond"​. + 
-Earlier still, they said with heat +
-The Club was dying on its feet. +
-The corpse just kept on walking....we don't know when we're beat. +
-Say we dust ignore them, mess sngers ​of gloom, +
-Treat with scant attention prophecies of doom. :re: cannot see what we should fear +
-For. while we walk 'Our .path ;iS clear. ​-. +
-Be this our closing blessing....A HAPPY WALKING YEAR +
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