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 by David Rostron. by David Rostron.
  
-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.+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 ​Tableland ​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 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. 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.
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 Be this our closing blessing... A HAPPY WALKING YEAR! Be this our closing blessing... A HAPPY WALKING YEAR!
  
 +=====Rogaine.=====
 +
 +Presented by Sutherland Bushwalking Club (for the N.S.W. Fed. B.W. Clubs). From Saturday 7th Nov. to Sunday 8th Nov. - Start 2 pm Sat. to 2 pm Sund.
 +
 +A 24 hour Rogaine is a sport of Scandanavian origin involving cross-country navigation on foot around a course of previously set checkpoints. Competitors must find as many checkpoints as possible within 24 hours using only a map, compass and resourcefulness.
 +
 +The __Second N.S.W. 24 Hour Rogaine__ will be held in a very varied and interesting area 90 minutes drive south of Sydney. The terrain ranges from rolling paddocks, light eucalypt forest, pine forest to steep, scrubby ridge and gully systems. A number of the checkpoints around the administration hall (hash house) are designed for novice entries and beginners are encouraged to come and try rogaining. __The course__ is centred on a small hall in a quiet country town so that weary walkers will be served their meals in warmth and shelter if the weather is inclement.
 +
 +__Entries__ are invited from teams of 2 to 6 persons. Teams will be entered as: Mens, Womens, Mixed or Veterans (all team members over 40 years). These classifications are for placings only and all teams will use the same course.
 +
 +__Equipment__:​
 +
 +1) It is recommended that you carry a day pack throughout the event containing waterproof jacket, compass, torch, spare globes, pencil, high energy food, whistle, spare batteries, water bottle, plastic bag for map, watch and beanie, first aid gear. Comfortable sandshoes will be satisfactory though competitors may expect to have wet feet for some of the distance so bring spare socks.
 +
 +2) You should understand the use of a compass and Lands Dept. map (e.g. terms like knoll, spur, ridge, etc.)
 +
 +3) Please bring your own tent (if required), plates and cutlery.
 +
 +__Food__ will be provided at the hash house by the organisers as will soup, tea and coffee. This is included, in the entry fee.
 +
 +__Please Note__: No dogs are allowed either at the hash house or on the course.
 +
 +__Cost__: $8 per person for entries received before 16th October. $10 per person for late entries.
  
-ROGAINE. ​ 
-Presented by Sutherland Bushwalking.Club (for the N.S.W.Fed.B.W.Clubs). From SATURDAY 7th Nov. to SUNDAY 8th Nov. - Start 2 pm Sat. to 2 pm Sund. 
-A 24 hour Roaine is a sport of Scandanavian origin involving cross- country navigation on foot around a course of previously set checkpoints. Competitors must find as many checkpoints as possible within 24 hours using only a map, compass and resourcefulness. 
-The Second N.S.W. 24 Hour Rogaine will be held in a very varied ,and interesting-area 90 minutes drive south of Sydney. The terrain ranges from railing paddocks, light eucalypt forest, pine forest to steep, scrubby ridge and gully systems. A number of the checkpoints around the administration hall (hash house) are designed for novice entries and beginners are encouraged to come and try rogaining. The course is centred on a small hall in a quiet country town so that weary walkers will be served . their meals in warmth and shelter if the weather is inclement. 
-Entries are invited from teams of 2 to 6 persons. Teams will be entered as:-Mens, Womens, Mixed or Veterans (all team members over 40 years). These classifications are for placings only and all teams. will use the same course. 
-Equipment: 
-1) It is -recommended that you carry a day pack throughout the event containing waterproof jacket, compass, torch, spare globes, pencil, high energy food, whistle, spare batteries, water bottle, plastic bag for map, watch and beanie, first aid gear. Comfortable sandshoes will be satisfactory though competitors may expect to have wet feet. for some of the distance so bring spare socks. 
-2) You should understand the use of a compass and Lands Dept. map (e.g. 
-terms like knoll, spur, ridge, etc.) 
-3) Please bring your own tent (if required), plates and cutlery. . 
-FOOD will be provided at the hash house by the organisers as will soup, tea-and coffee. This is-included,​ in the entry fee. 
-Please Note: No dogs are allowed either at the hash house or on the course. 
-Cost: $8 per person for entries received before 16th October. $10 per person for late entries. 
 Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for posting of final instructions prior to the event. Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for posting of final instructions prior to the event.
-Enquiries ​- preferably by mail to Sutherland Bushwalking Club, P.O. Box 250, + 
-SUTHERIAND. 2232+__Enquiries__ ​- preferably by mail to Sutherland Bushwalking Club, P.O. Box 250, 
-or C.P. Shiels (02) 528 6543. +Sutherland. 2232or C.P. Shiels (02) 528 6543. 
-NOTE: Rules and entry forms will be attached to S.B.W. Notice Board. + 
-Page Thh SYDNEY BUSHULKER September,​ 1981 +__Note__: Rules and entry forms will be attached to S.B.W. Notice Board. 
-1E7A:a TO THE EDITOR+ 
 +=====Letter To The Editor.===== 
 Dear Sir, Dear Sir,
-was only remotely amused by Oven Marks' attack on fellow Club member George Gray in the recent issue of The Sydney Bushwalker, as I thought George'​s article highly instructive and if that's what computers are designed + 
-for, Hooray for them. +was only remotely amused by Owen Marks' attack on fellow Club member George Gray in the recent issue of The Sydney Bushwalker, as I thought George'​s article highly instructive and if that's what computers are designed for, Hooray for them. 
-Before reading the article I was a nervous wreck. I used to + 
-bash my wife up regularly, couldn'​t sleep at symphony concerts and I was the +Before reading the article I was a nervous wreck. I used to bash my wife up regularly, couldn'​t sleep at symphony concerts and I was the laugh of the Cordon Bleu Club when I left my ox on the spit 3 1/2 minutes too long. The reason was that I was perpetually worried, if Easter 2005 would coincide with the 800th anniversary of the Sacking of Constantinople by the 4th Crusade? Thanks to George'​s article I can now sleep in peace, with angels sitting on my shoulder all night; but now I have another problem that Owen Marks has pointed out, namely do I add or subtract 11 days from the date? I am starting to get panicky, because if the date is in the English history books, is it in the Gregorian time scale or the Julian? Or to put it more succinctly, have all British dates been altered. 
-laugh of the Cordon Bleu Club when I left my ox on the spit 3---L minutes too+ 
-long. The reason was that I was perpetually worried, if Easter 2005 would +Only a few weeks ago I was celebrating the 766th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta on June 15th, and now I fear I may have been celebrating it on the wrong day. I am really concerned because I feel as though I am out of tune with the cosmos. 
-coincide with the 800th anniversary of the Sacking of Constantinople by the 4th Crusade? Thanks to George'​s article I can now sleep in peace, with angels sitting on my shoulder all night; but now I have another problem that Owen Marks has pointed out, namely do I add or subtract 11 days from + 
-the date? I am starting to get panicky, because if the date is in the English history books, is it in the Gregorian time scale or the Julian? Or to put it more succinctly, have all British dates been altered. +The Battle of Marathon is one of my favorite anniversaries and now I have a problem that is well nigh insurmountable. The date is well known to everyone, but when the Greek date was put into the Roman calendar before the Emperors Julian and Augustus had their months inserted, was it altered? And was it altered when the Gregorian Calendar followed the Julian with the missing 11 days? 
-Only a few weeks ago I was celebrating the 766th Anniversary of the Signing of the Macna Carta on June 15th, and now I fear I may have been celebrating it on the wrong day. I am really concerned because I feel as though I am out of tune with the cosmos. + 
-The Battle of Marathon is one of my favorite anniversaries and now I have a problem that is well nigh insurmountable. The date is well known to everyone, but when the Greek date was put into the Romancalendar before the Emperors Julian and Augustus had their months inserted,, was it altered? And was it altered when the Gregorian Calendar followed the Julian with +I have decided to forgo all anniversaries that have occurred before the 19th century just in case. Have I done the right thing? Perhaps the President of the Calendar Reform Society can help me in my present predicament. 
-the missing 11 days? + 
-I have decided to forgo all anniversaries that have occurred before the 19th century just in case. Have Idone the right thing? Perhaps the President of the Calendar Reform Society can help me in my present predicament. +A Worried Reader. 
-L. WORRIED READER.+
 (Name and address supplied.) (Name and address supplied.)
-* * * * * * * * * * 
-Page 15 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER September,​ 1981: 
-TUE AUGUST =MAL MEETING. ​ 
  
-The meeting began at 2025 with the President in the chair and about 55 members present. There was an apology from Tony Marshall and the new member, Iyndyleacready,​ was welcomed in the usual way. +=====The August ​General Meeting.===== 
-The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and the only matters arising were deferred to General Business. Correspondence brought letters from Rosemary Baxter (new address)/ Bob and Sheila Battye (terminating membarshit,​),​ Mick Elfick (advising new address and inviting iisitors - see last month'​s magazine) and the usual letter to new member. +
-While we are on Correspondence,​ let me correct an error from the July Tag. It is Chris Perez who has moved to Broken Hill, not Chris Percy. +
-Sorry Chris, it's all to do with my writing. +
-The Treasurer'​s Report indicates that we started the month with $1916.48, +
-1 1.pent $617.09, acquired $517.00 by fair means or foul/ and ended up with +
-$1816.39. The Coolana account shows a closing balance of $353.50. +
-- Federation Report brought news of two meetings, the July General Meeting +
-and the Annual General Meeting. At the former there was news of the sale Of lands in the Wolgan Valley due to rates owing. F.B.W. is to support the +
-Purchase of this land by the Lands. Dept. subject to N.P.W.S. approval. It reported that there are plans to close the Narrow Neck road in two to three years,. and that the next F.B.W. Re-union will be organised by Span +
-1111.1imited. +
-The F.B.W. Annual General Meeting saw some changes in the elected +
-officers of Federation, with Gordon Lee going in as President. Search and +
-Eescue appear to be being excluded from searches in all but the most general 6ases. +
-The Walks Report began with Peter Frank'​s Capertee River trip an 10,11,12 July which attracted 9 members and one prospective. Unfortunately +
-this party was somewhat slow and they became benighted on a mountainside on Saturday night and had to re-trace their-steps.to--arrive back at the cars at 1430. There was no report of Gordon Lee's Kanangra walk for that same weekend. Tony Marshall'​s Kanangra trip had 6 starters and some snow. The r,eport said it was led by committee (of 6?) with some changes to the programmed route. Of the two day trips Hans Stichter had 19 people on his Mt.Hay test walk and Peter Christian reported 10 ,members and 4 prospeotives on his Porto Bay ramble. +
-The weekend of 17,18,19 July saw John Redfern leading 8 to 10 starters an his AirlyMt., Mt. Genowlan walk. It was 6; good weekend somewhat spoilt by new access road construction in the area. Ian Debert'​s mid-day Saturday start walk to Mt.Solitary attracted 8 starters and Nancye Alderson'​s historical trip on Saturday the 18th did go but there was no report. The Sunday walk had Vic Lewin shepherding 4 members and 3 prospectives around the Pinnacles +
-+
-on what was described as a lovely day. +
-Jim Laing should have opened the betting for the weekend of 24,25,26 July with his Newnes trip, but for some reason there was no report. Don+
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
-Pa;ge 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER September1981+ 
-Finch, on the other hand, led 11.bods_an-his.Ettrema Creek trip, one of whom suffered ​.a sprained ​knW;"​-caUSing-thefiedIrCtbe-re-routed and getting everyone back to the cars by 1500 on Sunday. There were two day walks that weekend: Jim Brown had 10 members, 13 prospectives and one visitor on an uneventful]; test walk from Waterfall to Heathcote and Roy Braithwaite had +The meeting began at 2025 with the President in the chair and about 55 members present. There was an apology from Tony Marshall and the new memberLyndy Macready, was welcomed in the usual way
-10 members and 2 prospectives an a pleasant enough walk to Otford. ​' ​Things + 
-looked bad when their train didn't stop for them at Otford, but it backed up to get them and all was well. +The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and the only matters arising were deferred to General Business. Correspondence brought letters from Rosemary Baxter (new address), Bob and Sheila Battye (terminating membership),​ Mick Elfick (advising new address and inviting visitors - see last month'​s magazine) and the usual letter to new member. 
-Gordon Lee's Introduction to Kanangra for the fit must have scared people off. There was no report. That same weekend, July 31, August 1,2 saw Jim Vatiliotis leading 8 people ​an a difficult walk in the Budawangs to arrive back at the cars in the last of the light at 1730. Sunday 2nd August saw David Ingram (Snr.) and 14 members, one prospective and 5 visitors affirming that Bushwalkers Basin is as good as ever. ilio Lewin had a party of 7 members, 8 prospectives and 2 visitors on a solid walk in the Lockley'​s ​ylon area the same day. + 
-The following weekend, 7,8,9 August was cold, particularly for Spiro and his 14 starters ​anift.Colong. Apart from almost losing Peter Miller they all had a good time. There was no report of Colin Besley'​s trip for that same wwekend ​but Len Newland had 7 people on his day walk an Sunday 9th. At least one member of the party reported being threatened by an angry wombat. There was no report on Peter Dyce's programmed walk for Glenbrook Gorge, and that ended the Walks Report - - - sort of. +While we are on Correspondence,​ let me correct an error from the July mag. It is Chris Perez who has moved to Broken Hill, not Chris Percy. Sorry Chris, it's all to do with my writing. 
-General Business saw the Club vote'$100 to support the F.B.W. challenge the B.C. of N.S.W. Birds Rock Colliery environmental impact statement.+ 
 +The Treasurer'​s Report indicates that we started the month with $1916.48, spent $617.09, acquired $517.00 by fair means or foul, and ended up with $1816.39. The Coolana account shows a closing balance of $353.50. 
 + 
 +Federation Report brought news of two meetings, the July General Meeting and the Annual General Meeting. At the former there was news of the sale Of lands in the Wolgan Valley due to rates owing. F.B.W. is to support the purchase of this land by the Lands. Dept. subject to N.P.W.S. approval. It reported that there are plans to close the Narrow Neck road in two to three years, and that the next F.B.W. Re-union will be organised by Span Unlimited. 
 + 
 +The F.B.W. Annual General Meeting saw some changes in the elected officers of Federation, with Gordon Lee going in as President. Search and Rescue appear to be being excluded from searches in all but the most general cases. 
 + 
 +The Walks Report began with Peter Frank'​s Capertee River trip an 10,11,12 July which attracted 9 members and one prospective. Unfortunately this party was somewhat slow and they became benighted on a mountainside on Saturday night and had to re-trace their steps to arrive back at the cars at 1430. There was no report of Gordon Lee's Kanangra walk for that same weekend. Tony Marshall'​s Kanangra trip had 6 starters and some snow. The report said it was led by committee (of 6?) with some changes to the programmed route. Of the two day trips Hans Stichter had 19 people on his Mt. Hay test walk and Peter Christian reported 10 members and 4 prospectives on his Porto Bay ramble. 
 + 
 +The weekend of 17,18,19 July saw John Redfern leading 8 to 10 starters an his Airly Mt., Mt. Genowlan walk. It was a good weekend somewhat spoilt by new access road construction in the area. Ian Debert'​s mid-day Saturday start walk to Mt. Solitary attracted 8 starters and Nancye Alderson'​s historical trip on Saturday the 18th did go but there was no report. The Sunday walk had Vic Lewin shepherding 4 members and 3 prospectives around the Pinnacles on what was described as a lovely day. 
 + 
 +Jim Laing should have opened the betting for the weekend of 24,25,26 July with his Newnes trip, but for some reason there was no report. Don Finch, on the other hand, led 11 bods on his Ettrema Creek trip, one of whom suffered a sprained ​knee, causing the walk to be re-routed and getting everyone back to the cars by 1500 on Sunday. There were two day walks that weekend: Jim Brown had 10 members, 13 prospectives and one visitor on an uneventful test walk from Waterfall to Heathcote and Roy Braithwaite had 10 members and 2 prospectives an a pleasant enough walk to Otford. Things looked bad when their train didn't stop for them at Otford, but it backed up to get them and all was well. 
 + 
 +Gordon Lee's Introduction to Kanangra for __the fit__ must have scared people off. There was no report. That same weekend, July 31, August 1,2 saw Jim Vatiliotis leading 8 people ​on a difficult walk in the Budawangs to arrive back at the cars in the last of the light at 1730. Sunday 2nd August saw David Ingram (Snr.) and 14 members, one prospective and 5 visitors affirming that Bushwalkers Basin is as good as ever. Vic Lewin had a party of 7 members, 8 prospectives and 2 visitors on a solid walk in the Lockley'​s ​Pylon area the same day. 
 + 
 +The following weekend, 7,8,9 August was cold, particularly for Spiro and his 14 starters ​on Mt. Colong. Apart from almost losing Peter Miller they all had a good time. There was no report of Colin Besley'​s trip for that same weekend ​but Len Newland had 7 people on his day walk on Sunday 9th. At least one member of the party reported being threatened by an angry wombat. There was no report on Peter Dyce's programmed walk for Glenbrook Gorge, and that ended the Walks Report - - - sort of. 
 + 
 +General Business saw the Club vote $100 to support the F.B.W. challenge the E.C. of N.S.W. Birds Rock Colliery environmental impact statement. 
 After that it was just a matter of the announcements and the President declared the meeting closed at 2112. Amen! After that it was just a matter of the announcements and the President declared the meeting closed at 2112. Amen!
-* * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
-F.B.W. CABARET BALL.  
-Azhfield Town Hall - Friday, 9th October. 
-$ 6 Single 7.30 pm to 1 am. 
-B.O.G. 
-Ladies bring plate - men bring drinks. 
-S .B.W. CONTACT: - Barbara Bruce - Phone 669,0411 Ext.550 
-or 546,6570 (H). 
  
 +====F.B.W. Cabaret Ball.=====
 + 
 +Ashfield Town Hall - Friday, 9th October.
 +
 +$6 Single. 7.30 pm to 1 am. B.O.G. Ladies bring plate - men bring drinks.
 +__S.B.W. Contact__: Barbara Bruce - Phone 669,0411 Ext.550 or 546,6570 (H).
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