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 The nettles are pretty thick along Carlons Creek and I was glad to get to Breakfast Creek for a short spell. It was extremely hot climbing Black Horse ridge but it was very pleasant to sit on the rocky outcrop at the top admiring the view. The nettles are pretty thick along Carlons Creek and I was glad to get to Breakfast Creek for a short spell. It was extremely hot climbing Black Horse ridge but it was very pleasant to sit on the rocky outcrop at the top admiring the view.
  
-Lunch was at Mbbb's Soak where I saw two people on horses on their way to the Cox. There was the usual horse rider'​s disbelief that anyone could enjoy walking... let alone enjoy walking solo.+Lunch was at Mobb's Soak where I saw two people on horses on their way to the Cox. There was the usual horse rider'​s disbelief that anyone could enjoy walking... let alone enjoy walking solo.
  
-Although there was plenty of water at Mbbb's Soak the small soak up on top was dry. I carried water and found enough in the small rock hole on Splendour Rock to last my time there.+Although there was plenty of water at Mobb's Soak the small soak up on top was dry. I carried water and found enough in the small rock hole on Splendour Rock to last my time there.
  
 After making camp about thirty metres back from the rock I had the afternoon to sit and gaze at the changing scene. It was pure bliss to sit alone on the rock with a mug of Earl Grey tea and a piece of homemade baclava and listen to the lyre birds. The bird calls were in stereo as the sounds were coming up out of the valleys to the east and west. After making camp about thirty metres back from the rock I had the afternoon to sit and gaze at the changing scene. It was pure bliss to sit alone on the rock with a mug of Earl Grey tea and a piece of homemade baclava and listen to the lyre birds. The bird calls were in stereo as the sounds were coming up out of the valleys to the east and west.
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-After travelling by train from Zurich to Basle, our Swiss hosts introduced us to the last day of the celebrations by serving tea and "​carnival cakes" - a thin pastry about the size of a dinner plate, and very crisp and sweet. We then walked about two kilometres to the old centre of Basle, where the main Carnival procession was taking place. Nearing the town centre, we could hear the regular beat of drums, and a more intermittent sound of flutes and recorders. We passed a few families returning from the parade - the youngest children wearing jackets and trousers made entirely of small, petal-shaped pieces of felt in the brightest of colours. Once in the town centre, we were surrounded by the most magnificent parade, now reaching the end of its three-day, non-stop course through the city. The whole town was involved, each group or club having spent most of the year making their own masks and costumes. Some groups had chosen traditional costumes, Chinese, Arabian or Indian ​stye; others dressed as animals, birds or flowers. There is much rivalry throughout the town to produce even brighter and more original costumes than in previous years.+After travelling by train from Zurich to Basle, our Swiss hosts introduced us to the last day of the celebrations by serving tea and "​carnival cakes" - a thin pastry about the size of a dinner plate, and very crisp and sweet. We then walked about two kilometres to the old centre of Basle, where the main Carnival procession was taking place. Nearing the town centre, we could hear the regular beat of drums, and a more intermittent sound of flutes and recorders. We passed a few families returning from the parade - the youngest children wearing jackets and trousers made entirely of small, petal-shaped pieces of felt in the brightest of colours. Once in the town centre, we were surrounded by the most magnificent parade, now reaching the end of its three-day, non-stop course through the city. The whole town was involved, each group or club having spent most of the year making their own masks and costumes. Some groups had chosen traditional costumes, Chinese, Arabian or Indian ​style; others dressed as animals, birds or flowers. There is much rivalry throughout the town to produce even brighter and more original costumes than in previous years.
  
 At intervals during the parade, a cart or tractor would appear laden with oranges, carrots and turnips, which the drivers would toss into the crowd. The oranges, filled with rich red juice, were eaten on the spot, and while everyone was preoccupied with sharing the fruit, they were showered with confetti. For days afterwards confetti was still being found in coat pockets and camera cases. After, three days of confetti-throwing,​ a soft carpet of paper lay over the cobbled streets of Basle. At intervals during the parade, a cart or tractor would appear laden with oranges, carrots and turnips, which the drivers would toss into the crowd. The oranges, filled with rich red juice, were eaten on the spot, and while everyone was preoccupied with sharing the fruit, they were showered with confetti. For days afterwards confetti was still being found in coat pockets and camera cases. After, three days of confetti-throwing,​ a soft carpet of paper lay over the cobbled streets of Basle.
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 Footnote: Before the week before the walk I did that high protein low carbohydrate (3/4 days) and high c. low p. (3/4 days) and it appears to work for I ate virtually nothing on the Cox to Cox bit except several hand'​s-ful of mixed fruit and chocolate. Also I didn't suffer cramps or muscular soreness nearly as badly as I had previously after a really strenuous walk. Footnote: Before the week before the walk I did that high protein low carbohydrate (3/4 days) and high c. low p. (3/4 days) and it appears to work for I ate virtually nothing on the Cox to Cox bit except several hand'​s-ful of mixed fruit and chocolate. Also I didn't suffer cramps or muscular soreness nearly as badly as I had previously after a really strenuous walk.
  
-Fitnote: I would not advise anyone to follow my regimen but for those foolish enough to ask - I eat meat, loads of sugar and salt, keep late hours, get up early, don't jog, drink beer and have lately acquired a taste for single malt scotches, love butter and the only excercise ​I get is walking during which I like to walk up hills as fast as I can. I work as a builder'​s labourer so that I should relax at the weekends, but why should I?+Fitnote: I would not advise anyone to follow my regimen but for those foolish enough to ask - I eat meat, loads of sugar and salt, keep late hours, get up early, don't jog, drink beer and have lately acquired a taste for single malt scotches, love butter and the only exercise ​I get is walking during which I like to walk up hills as fast as I can. I work as a builder'​s labourer so that I should relax at the weekends, but why should I?
  
 Footnote: This time I wore KT 26s previously broken in. Footnote: This time I wore KT 26s previously broken in.
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 Distance (as the crow flies) - 96 km or 60 miles. Distance (as the crow flies) - 96 km or 60 miles.
  
-Time of the Year: Ddring ​winter solstice May/June or July/August so that humidity is at a bearable level. Hence the hard fact that you really have only 12 hours of daylight.+Time of the Year: During ​winter solstice May/June or July/August so that humidity is at a bearable level. Hence the hard fact that you really have only 12 hours of daylight.
  
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-=== Bushwalker ​Recepies ​- No. 2. =====+===== Bushwalker ​Recipes ​- No. 2. =====
  
-__Judith ​Rostron'​s Toasted ​Muesli__.+=== Judith ​Rostron'​s Toasted ​Muesli===
  
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 +===== Kanangra. =====
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 +by Malcolm Steele.
 +
 +This trip was undertaken on the Anzac Weekend, 24-26 April 1982, by Jim Percy (Leader), Jo Van Sommers, Ted Kelly, Paul Davies and Malcolm Steele. Commencing at about 9 am on Saturday morning, we walked across the windswept Kanangra plateau with its awesome view over Kanangra Deep, through which we would be walking on the last day. We descended from the plateau through the rock crevice and onto Craft'​s Walls, and took the trail around the eastern side of the walls through an obstacle course of fallen trees, slippery terrain and fairly thick vegetation.
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 +On reaching the end of Craft'​s Walls we removed our packs and once relieved of our heavy burdens deviated from the main trail and headed southeast for a quarter of a mile to Page's Pinnacle. The climb onto the rocky peak was well rewarded by its sweeping views over the surrounding wilderness country visible to the horizon and spanning a full 360 degrees.
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 +We returned to our packs and followed the main trail to a point on the high cliffs just before Mount Berry where we stopped for lunch and an uninterrupted view of Kanangra Walls, Thurat Walls and Thurat Spires. That afternoon we continued along the trail over Mount Berry, down to Gabe's Gap and up the long climb to Mount High and Mighty (2.30 pm), then on to Mount Stormbreaker (3 pm), Rip, Rack, Roar and Rumble and onto the summit of Mount Cloudmaker (4.10 pm). From this point the track is indistinguishable and we followed a bearing of 14 degrees for a distance of 1 mile to Dex Creek campsite where we pitched our tents for the first night.
  
-KANANGRA. by Malcolm Steele. 
-This trip was undertaken on the Anzac Weekend, 24-26 April 1982, by 
-Jim Percy (Leader), Jo Van Sommers, Ted Kelly, Paul Davies and Malcolm Steele. .ommencing at about 9 am on Saturday morning, we walked across the windswept Kanangra plateau with its awesome view over Kanangra Deep, through which we *ould be walking on the last day. We descended from the plateau through the rock crevice and onto Craft'​s Walls, and took the trail around th6.sastern side of the walls through an obstacle course of fallen trees, slippery terrain and fairly thick vegetation. 
-On reaching the and of Craft'​s Walls we removed our packs and once relieved of our heavy burdens deviated from the main trail and headed southeast for a quarter of a mile to Page'S Pinnacle. The climb onto the rocky peak was well rewarded by its sweeping views over the surrounding wilderness country visible to the horizon and spanning a full 360 degrees. 
-We returned to our packs and followed the main trail to a point on the high cliffs just before Mount Berry where we stopped for lunch and an uninterrupted view of Kanangra Walls, Thurat Walls and Thurat Spires. That afternoon we continued along the trail over Mount Berry, down to Gabe's Gap and up the long climb to Mount High and. Mighty (2.30 pm), then'​ontollount Stormbreaker (3 pm), Rip, Rack, Roar and Rumble and onto the summit of Mount Cloadmaker (4.10 pm). From this point the track is indistinguishable and we followed a bearing of 14 degrees for a distance of 1 mile to Dex Creek campsite where we pitched our tents for the first night. 
 Unfortunately one member rolled his sleeping bag out over a bull-ant nest. At first the bull-ants exercised great restraint and it was not until around midnight that they launched a concentrated effort to regain their territory. Realizing that he was outnumbered the bushwalker hastily retreated to safer ground. Unfortunately one member rolled his sleeping bag out over a bull-ant nest. At first the bull-ants exercised great restraint and it was not until around midnight that they launched a concentrated effort to regain their territory. Realizing that he was outnumbered the bushwalker hastily retreated to safer ground.
-We departed Dex Creek campsite about 8.30 am Sunday morning and travelled via Mount MoorilaMaloo, Mount Amarina and Mount Strongleg, then down the steep descent to Konangaroo Clearing. A refreshing swim in Kanangra Creek was a welcome relief from the dusty descent from Mount Strongleg. After lunch we walked upstream through Kanangra Creek until about 4 pm when we found an ideal campsite on a grassy bank high above the creek.+ 
 +We departed Dex Creek campsite about 8.30 am Sunday morning and travelled via Mount Moorila Maloo, Mount Amarina and Mount Strongleg, then down the steep descent to Konangaroo Clearing. A refreshing swim in Kanangra Creek was a welcome relief from the dusty descent from Mount Strongleg. After lunch we walked upstream through Kanangra Creek until about 4 pm when we found an ideal campsite on a grassy bank high above the creek. 
 That night after several brief showers the clouds passed to reveal the Milky Way and surrounding stars glowing brightly. The following day was clear and the morning sun lit up the valley and creek as an orchestra from the birdlife filled the area with different sounds. We got away to an early start at 8 am and continued upstream through Thunder Bend and onto the foot of Mount Berry where we paused for lunch. That night after several brief showers the clouds passed to reveal the Milky Way and surrounding stars glowing brightly. The following day was clear and the morning sun lit up the valley and creek as an orchestra from the birdlife filled the area with different sounds. We got away to an early start at 8 am and continued upstream through Thunder Bend and onto the foot of Mount Berry where we paused for lunch.
- During the afternoon we continued upstream to the foot of Murdering Gully where we arrived at 4 pm and made the steep and tough climb out to the base of Kanangra Walls, through the saddle and back to the cars at Echo Head in time to witness the sunset over the Kanangra region, and to reflect upon the past few days' walking with its contrast of ridge tops and valley creeks. 
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-WEEKEND WALK - KANANGRA - 23/24/25 July - Leader g GEORGE WALTON. Te1.498-7956 (H) . (Phone number shown in Walks Programme not correct) 
-THE.SYDNEY BUSHWALKER 
  
-====== ​HISTORY OF COOLANA ​- S.B.W. ​PROPERTY IN KANGAROO VALLEY ======+During the afternoon we continued upstream to the foot of Murdering Gully where we arrived at 4 pm and made the steep and tough climb out to the base of Kanangra Walls, through the saddle and back to the cars at Echo Head in time to witness the sunset over the Kanangra region, and to reflect upon the past few days' walking with its contrast of ridge tops and valley creeks. 
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 +=== Weekend Walk - Kanangra. ​=== 
 + 
 +23/24/25 July - Leader: George Walton. Te1. 498-7956 (H). (Phone number shown in Walks Programme not correct) 
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 +===== History Of "​Coolana" ​- S.B.W. ​Property In Kangaroo Valley. ​=====
    
-June, 1982. 
 by Dot Butler. by Dot Butler.
  
-Many new members would like to know how the Club came to be possessor of 120 acres of bushland and steep escarpment ​an the Kangaroo River, so I have been asked to tell its history.+Many new members would like to know how the Club came to be possessor of 120 acres of bushland and steep escarpment ​on the Kangaroo River, so I have been asked to tell its history.
  
-1969 was an eventful year. For one thing, we had the youngest President ever. At the Annual General Meeting, in a spirit of exuberance, a couple of us feeling that it was time for a change from the "​father figure"​ had nominated young Don Finch for President. "​You'​ve gotta be joking"​ said Finchy when asked by the chairman whether he was willing to stand. As this was a positive sentence - not a negative word in it anywhere - the Club put the broad interpretation on it that he was willing, and half a minute later an astounded Finch found that he was, like Julius Caesar, ruler of the then known world (bush- +1969 was an eventful year. For one thing, we had the youngest President ever. At the Annual General Meeting, in a spirit of exuberance, a couple of us feeling that it was time for a change from the "​father figure"​ had nominated young Don Finch for President. "​You'​ve gotta be joking"​ said Finchy when asked by the chairman whether he was willing to stand. As this was a positive sentence - not a negative word in it anywhere - the Club put the broad interpretation on it that he __was__ ​willing, and half a minute later an astounded Finch found that he was, like Julius Caesar, ruler of the then known world (bush-walking). He was only 20. The year was also significant in that I had realised a life's ambition of organising a mountaineering expedition to one of the highest mountain ranges in the world - the Andes of Peru. We needed $20,000 to cover expedition expenses, and it was great to see how willingly people donated to a worthy cause. This "fund raising confidence"​ came in handy very soon, as you will see.
-walking). He was only 20.  +
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-The year was also significant in that I had realised a life's ambition of organising a mountaineering expedition to one of the highest mountain ranges in the world - the Andes of Peru. We needed $20,000 to cover expedition expenses, and it was great to see how willingly people donated to a worthy cause. This "fund raising confidence"​ came in handy very soon, as you will see.+
  
 1969. Our President was urging everyone to look for a new venue for a Reunion site, so I went down to Kangaroo Valley to visit Warwick Deacock'​s newly established "Camp Chakola"​ to see what might be offering there. I wandered a few miles further downstream and came across what looked ideal for our purposes - lovely grassy flats among Casuarinas flanking the clean flowing Kangaroo River amid bush-covered hillsides surmounted by a fantastic rock escarpment. As the owner wasn't around I wasn't able to ask questions, so merely noted the place as a likely Reunion site. Shortly afterwards my neighbours Hanna and Rudi Lemberg (ex-bushwalkers) asked me to go with them to look at some land for sale on the Kangaroo River which the Quakers hoped to purchase. Imagine my surprise to find it was the identical spot I had visited earlier. Mr. Chambers, the owner, was home and we discussed price. He was asking $10,000 for the 190 acres. 1969. Our President was urging everyone to look for a new venue for a Reunion site, so I went down to Kangaroo Valley to visit Warwick Deacock'​s newly established "Camp Chakola"​ to see what might be offering there. I wandered a few miles further downstream and came across what looked ideal for our purposes - lovely grassy flats among Casuarinas flanking the clean flowing Kangaroo River amid bush-covered hillsides surmounted by a fantastic rock escarpment. As the owner wasn't around I wasn't able to ask questions, so merely noted the place as a likely Reunion site. Shortly afterwards my neighbours Hanna and Rudi Lemberg (ex-bushwalkers) asked me to go with them to look at some land for sale on the Kangaroo River which the Quakers hoped to purchase. Imagine my surprise to find it was the identical spot I had visited earlier. Mr. Chambers, the owner, was home and we discussed price. He was asking $10,000 for the 190 acres.
  
-On the way home we discussed ways and means. Rudi was sure the Quakers would not be able to raise more than $5,000. Suddenly the bright thought came to me that the S.B.W. might be able to go halves in the deal; after all, there was the Era Fund money awaiting investment in just such a scheme. I could hardly wait to get home to ring up Donnie Finch. With Presidential authority I raced off a circular calling an Extraordinary General MeetingClub members seemed willing to consider the project if I made myself chief fund raiser. The Era Fund amounted to $1,500. The Club could add another $1,000 held in a Special Fund, and it was left to me to try to raise the balance of $2,500 and only six weeks to do it in.+On the way home we discussed ways and means. Rudi was sure the Quakers would not be able to raise more than $5,000. Suddenly the bright thought came to me that the S.B.W. might be able to go halves in the deal; after all, there was the Era Fund money awaiting investment in just such a scheme. I could hardly wait to get home to ring up Donnie Finch. With Presidential authority I raced off a circular calling an Extraordinary General MeetingClub members seemed willing to consider the project if I made myself chief fund raiser. The Era Fund amounted to $1,500. The Club could add another $1,000 held in a Special Fund, and it was left to me to try to raise the balance of $2,500... and only six weeks to do it in.
  
-I got my brother Harold, who is an Estate Agent, to bargain with the owner (a thing Quakers will NOT do), and he achieved a drop in price to $9,000 cash. "​Cash"​ is the magical word ,in land deals. By mutual agreement the Quakers were to take 100 acres at $5,0005 and the Bushwalkers 90 acres at $4,​000. Things began to look promising; ​it shouldn'​t be impossible to raise $1,500 from Club members, notorious tight-wads though they be. I prepared a couple of hundred circulars which were handed out at meetings or posted to absent members, asking them to pay or promise what they could afford, and, to cut the story short, the week "I was due to leave for Peru -the-teCal-oli.,500 was reached. ​+I got my brother Harold, who is an Estate Agent, to bargain with the owner (a thing Quakers will NOT do), and he achieved a drop in price to $9,000 cash. "​Cash"​ is the magical word in land deals. By mutual agreement the Quakers were to take 100 acres at $5,000, and the Bushwalkers 90 acres at $4,​000. Things began to look promising; it shouldn'​t be impossible to raise $1,500 from Club members, notorious tight-wads though they be. I prepared a couple of hundred circulars which were handed out at meetings or posted to absent members, asking them to pay or promise what they could afford, and, to cut the story short, the week I was due to leave for Peru the total of $1,500 was reached. When I returned a year later it was a "fait accompli"​. The Bushies, together with the wallabies, wombats, echidnas, bandicoots, lyre birds, ducks, parrots, etc now had their own 90 acres of Australia, and the responsibility of protecting this bit of the environment for all time. The name "​Coolana"​ (Happy Meeting Place) was chosen and a Coolana Committee elected to manage its affairs and raise funds to pay the rates.
  
-When I returned a year later it was a "fait accompli"​. The Bushies, together with the wallabies, wombats, echidnas, bandicoots, lyre birds, ducks, parrots, etc now had their own 90 acres of Australia, and the responsibility of protecting this bit of the environment for all time. The name "​Coolana"​ (Happy Meeting Place) was chosen and a Coolana Committee elected to manage its affairs and raise funds to pay the rates. +With the construction downstream of the Tallowa Dam, the river level rose considerably. The Water Board resumed about 14 acres of our river flat and recompensed us with $700 plus another 40 acre block adjacent. This western block is extremely steep creek and gorge terrain - useless from the point of view of the Lands Department, but marvellous for wallabies, wombats and bushwalkers. We are allowed to use the river flats as we did previously.
-With the construction downstream of the Tallowa Dam, the river level rose considerably. The Water Board resumed about 14 acres of our river flat and recompensed us with S'700 plus another 40 acre block adjacent. This western block is extremely steep creek and gorge terrain - useless from the point of view of the Lands Department, but marvellous for wallabies, wombats and bushwalkers. We are allowed to use the river flats as we did previously.+
  
-In 1975 at a General Meeting ​2700 was voted for the construction of a picnic shelter with an indoor fireplace to be used when fire bans precluded outdoor fires. George Gray was appointed Construction Engineer, and it would have been impossible to find a more able person. The saga of the hut building deserves a story of its own, which you may read in a future "​Bushwalker"​.+In 1975 at a General Meeting ​$700 was voted for the construction of a picnic shelter with an indoor fireplace to be used when fire bans precluded outdoor fires. George Gray was appointed Construction Engineer, and it would have been impossible to find a more able person. The saga of the hut building deserves a story of its own, which you may read in a future "​Bushwalker"​.
  
-Willing hands and working bees performed incredible feats, and the but materialised. When the final coat of paint had been applied, we decided a celebration was in order, and George suggested that we hold a barn dance. This proved such an enormous success, it has become an annual event - a sort of mini reunion. The musical team of the Club performs into the wee small hours, the dancers expend kilojoules of energy and the watchers recline around the periphery of the dance floor on lilos or mattresses - the double inner-spring George brought down from Woodhill to accommodate the whole Gray family; the special one that materialised for Owen because of his bad back; the C.S.I.R.O. woolsacks that Dot machined up into palliasse covers and the young girls Kathleen Susan and Clare had a good time stuffing with dry meadow grass - and Dot nearly lost a little finger when the plunged a hand into a tussock of dry grass and encountered a set rabbit trap. But the one with the best story was the one Marie Byles donated from her Buddhist "House of the Happy Omen".+Willing hands and working bees performed incredible feats, and the hut materialised. When the final coat of paint had been applied, we decided a celebration was in order, and George suggested that we hold a barn dance. This proved such an enormous success, it has become an annual event - a sort of mini reunion. The musical team of the Club performs into the wee small hours, the dancers expend kilojoules of energy and the watchers recline around the periphery of the dance floor on lilos or mattresses - the double inner-spring George brought down from Woodhill to accommodate the whole Gray family; the special one that materialised for Owen because of his bad back; the C.S.I.R.O. woolsacks that Dot machined up into palliasse covers and the young girls KathleenSusan and Clare had a good time stuffing with dry meadow grass - and Dot nearly lost a little finger when the plunged a hand into a tussock of dry grass and encountered a set rabbit trap. But the one with the best story was the one Marie Byles donated from her Buddhist "House of the Happy Omen".
  
-On the day I drove Marie and her mattress down to Kangaroo Valley, I broke the journey at a Country Club an route so that she could have a rest. I laid her mattress out on the Golf Course and settled the frail little 80-year-old lady thereon. While she slept I took a swift drive back to a garage for petrol. Meanwhile the manager drove out from the Clubhouse. On seeing the unusual sight on his Golf Course, he got such a shock that he drove the car over a 4 ft. culvert. I returned to a scene of some commotion. A tractor had been summoned to drag the car out. Various men were milling about. The housekeeper was hurrying across the green with a thermos of coffee ​- and Marie slept on, innocent as a babe.+On the day I drove Marie and her mattress down to Kangaroo Valley, I broke the journey at a Country Club en route so that she could have a rest. I laid her mattress out on the Golf Course and settled the frail little 80-year-old lady thereon. While she slept I took a swift drive back to a garage for petrol. Meanwhile the manager drove out from the Clubhouse. On seeing the unusual sight on his Golf Course, he got such a shock that he drove the car over a 4 ft. culvert. I returned to a scene of some commotion. A tractor had been summoned to drag the car out. Various men were milling about. The housekeeper was hurrying across the green with a thermos of coffee - and Marie slept on, innocent as a babe.
  
 The Coolana Committee believes that the property has become a focal point for many Club activities, and that it is the "Happy Meeting Place" that inspired its name. The Coolana Committee believes that the property has become a focal point for many Club activities, and that it is the "Happy Meeting Place" that inspired its name.
  
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-BUNDANOON YOUTH HOSTEL WEEKEND ​Au:​Dust ​8th - LaDERAINSLIE MORRIS+ 
-Bookings in advance are .essential. Please send 5 per head to cover one night'​s accommodation at theHostel to Ainslie by 21st July. Teenagers should contact leader for transport. Non Y.H.A. members are welcome. +=== Bundanoon Youth Hostel Weekend. === 
-ENQUIRIES: Phone 428,3178. + 
-**xxxx** +August 7/8th - LeaderAinslie Morris. 
-Page 26, THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June,​ 1982. + 
-CONSMVATION FINANCE+Bookings in advance are essential. Please send $5 per head to cover one night'​s accommodation at the Hostel to Ainslie by 21st July. Teenagers should contact leader for transport. Non Y.H.A. members are welcome. 
 + 
 +Enquiries: Phone 428,3178. 
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 +===== Conservation Finance===== 
 by Alex Colley. by Alex Colley.
-At the May General Meeting I moved, and got approval for, the creation of a Conservation Investment Fund. The immediate purpose of the fund was to make appropriate and sustained use of Joe Turner'​s gift to the Club, but it is quite likely that other old, or not so old, members may be similarly motivated, and some explanation of what I Ind in mind may be in order. + 
-The Club has five objects, three of which aim to bring us together to enjoy bushwalking. Our annual subscriptions adequately cover these three objects, and spending more on them wouldn'​t do much for us or have any lasting benefit, unless, perhaps we could finance our own club room, a dream We have entertained. Other clubs such as golf clubc, bowls clubs, R.S.L.s etc. do it, but only if they charge high fees or have lots of poker machines, and if their activities take place in or near the club room, whereas ours are out in the bush. We would need a huge Fiala to buy a club room, and, because we would use it only once a week, we would have to sub-let, which +At the May General Meeting I moved, and got approval for, the creation of a Conservation Investment Fund. The immediate purpose of the fund was to make appropriate and sustained use of Joe Turner'​s gift to the Club, but it is quite likely that other old, or not so old, members may be similarly motivated, and some explanation of what I had in mind may be in order. 
-Would probably mean management costs. + 
-Our other two objects are "To establish a definite regard for the Welfare ​and preservation of the wild life and natural beauty of this country!' ​and "To help others appreciate these natural gifts"​. We -have done pretty well in the past using the money available from fees, and donations for special projects ​such as Blue Gum, .Garrawarra, Era and Coolana, but there is a constant demand for funds to fight the major conservation battles. In the past two years, for instance, we have given $200 to the.Tasmanian ​Wild- +The Club has five objects, three of which aim to bring us together to enjoy bushwalking. Our annual subscriptions adequately cover these three objects, and spending more on them wouldn'​t do much for us or have any lasting benefit, unless, perhaps we could finance our own club room, a dream we have entertained. Other clubs such as golf clubs, bowls clubs, R.S.L.s etc. do it, but only if they charge high fees or have lots of poker machines, and if their activities take place in or near the club room, whereas ours are out in the bush. We would need a huge sum to buy a club room, and, because we would use it only once a week, we would have to sub-let, which would probably mean management costs. 
-erness ​Society, $100 to the Federation for the Bird's Rock Colliery challenge to the Electricity Commission, $25 to the south-West Tasmania Committee, and $100 to the National Trust Rainforest Campaign. Our opponents in these campaigns have usually been large corporations,​ trade associations or public authorities with large staffs and enormous resources to promote their causeThere is a limit to the amount of research, publicity, administration,​ legal work, etc., which can be done voluntarily,​ and that limit has been exceeded' ​by the larger conservation organisations,​ which now employ directors, executive secretaries,​ project officers, clerks, typists and many others. + 
-There are a number of organisations working for the preservation of natural areas - e.g. the Total Environment Centre, The Australian.Conservation Foundation, the National Parks Association,​ The National Trust and the Nature ​.Conservation Council, but they cover a much wider field than "the preservation ​ftf wildlife and natural ​baauty".so that funds donated to them +Our other two objects are "To establish a definite regard for the welfare ​and preservation of the wild life and natural beauty of this country" ​and "To help others appreciate these natural gifts"​. We have done pretty well in the past using the money available from fees, and donations for special projects such as Blue Gum, Garrawarra, Era and Coolana, but there is a constant demand for funds to fight the major conservation battles. In the past two years, for instance, we have given $200 to the Tasmanian ​Wilderness ​Society, $100 to the Federation for the Bird's Rock Colliery challenge to the Electricity Commission, $25 to the south-West Tasmania Committee, and $100 to the National Trust Rainforest Campaign. Our opponents in these campaigns have usually been large corporations,​ trade associations or public authorities with large staffs and enormous resources to promote their causeThere is a limit to the amount of research, publicity, administration,​ legal work, etc., which can be done voluntarily,​ and that limit has been exceeded by the larger conservation organisations,​ which now employ directors, executive secretaries,​ project officers, clerks, typists and many others. 
-tould largely be spent on objects beyond our interests as bushwalkers,​ such as historic buildings, resource conservation,​ animal liberation and anti- uranium campaigns. There are two organisations which do come wholly within our province. These are The Federation of Bushwalking-Clubs, and the Co long + 
-Committeo, which is a national wilderness society. Financially a donationto the Colong Committee Investment Fund is the most effective way of helping the .a..tisebecauSe ​of dertain ta-x-ation'​and. inVestment- ​advantages ​-which I, +There are a number of organisations working for the preservation of natural areas - e.g. the Total Environment Centre, The Australian Conservation Foundation, the National Parks Association,​ The National Trust and the Nature Conservation Council, but they cover a much wider field than "the preservation ​of wildlife and natural ​beauty" so that funds donated to them would largely be spent on objects beyond our interests as bushwalkers,​ such as historic buildings, resource conservation,​ animal liberation and anti-uranium campaigns. There are two organisations which do come wholly within our province. These are The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, and the Colong Committee, which is a national wilderness society. Financially a donation to the Colong Committee Investment Fund is the most effective way of helping the causebecause ​of certain taxation ​and investment ​advantages which I, as Hon. Secretary, would be pleased to explain to anyone feeling generousBut gifts such as Joe Turner'​s are inspired by strong sentimental attachment to the Club. They are made because the donor is confident that, in the hands of the S.B.W., they will be used wisely by those he trusts, and it is to be hoped that others will follow his example. 
-as Hon. Secretary, would be pleased to explain to anyone feeling generous+ 
-But gifts such as Joe Turner'​s are inspired by strong sentimental attachment to the Club. They are made because the donor is confident that, in +Only the interest from an investment fund can be spent. ​What it will be spent on depends on the views of members. I would favour preference being given to our very own projects, in particular Coolana, or other S.B.W. conservation areas if we have any. If it is not needed for our own projects, or Federation projects, it would be used to help other  
-Page 17 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Jun 1962. +---- 
-the hands of the S.B.W., they will be used wisely by those he trusts, and it is to be hoped that others will follow his example. + 
-Only the interest from an investment fund can be spent. ​That it will be spent on depends on the views of members. I would favour preference being given to our very own projects, in particular Coolana, or other S.B.W. conservation areas if we have any. If it is not needed for our oun projects, or Federation projects, it wcould ​be used to help other organisations fighting for the preservation of the natural environment. +===== The May General Meeting===== 
-* * * * * * * * * * +
-THE MAY GENERAL MMTDIG+
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
-The meeting began at around2009 with about 25 members present and the President in the chair. + 
- There was an apology from Sheila Binns and the only new member, Keith +The meeting began at around 2009 with about 25 members present and the President in the chair. 
-Docherty, kept us all waiting until the end of the meeting before he was present to be welcomed into membership. + 
-The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. The only business arising was the deferred decision on the 500 donation from Joe Turner. After some discussion it was decided that the money should be invested, with the proceeds to be devoted to conservation.+There was an apology from Sheila Binns and the only new member, Keith Docherty, kept us all waiting until the end of the meeting before he was present to be welcomed into membership. 
 + 
 +The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. The only business arising was the deferred decision on the £500 donation from Joe Turner. After some discussion it was decided that the money should be invested, with the proceeds to be devoted to conservation. 
 Correspondence brought an unexpected letter of thanks for the ladders on Pigeon House peak. This was referred to Vic Lewin who supplied and installed the ladders. There was also a letter approving the Club's constitutional amendments, a letter of thanks to Joe Turner and a letter to the new member. Correspondence brought an unexpected letter of thanks for the ladders on Pigeon House peak. This was referred to Vic Lewin who supplied and installed the ladders. There was also a letter approving the Club's constitutional amendments, a letter of thanks to Joe Turner and a letter to the new member.
-TheTreasurer'​s Report brought news that we began the month with $1499.47, showed an income of $1080.00 (3500.00 of which was a donation), spent $422.03 to end up with $2157.44. The Coolana Account had a closing + 
-balance of .U6.66. +The Treasurer'​s Report brought news that we began the month with $1499.47, showed an income of $1080.00 ($500.00 of which was a donation), spent $422.03 to end up with $2157.44. The Coolana Account had a closing balance of $46.66. 
-Federation Report told of an enquirY ​about membership from the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers,​ that Bluegum'​s 50th Anniversary as a reserve is about due, that S. & R. first aid kits are a steal at $19.95 each, there will be a "​Safety in the Bush" weekend in June, and that the Kamerukas Club .is to check the .safety of the chains at Splendour Rock. The problems of access via or to the Six Foot Track continue to plague us and F.B.W. is still trying to sort that out. There has also been a complaint alleging that bushwalkers have been littering and causing noise at the Strathfield rendezvous spot - - does any still meet there?? + 
-The Talks Report lapsed back into tradition this month by commencing with a non-report; for Gordon Lee's walk of 16,17,18 April. Don and Jenny Cornell'​s Nattai River walk that same weekend started by shedding 5 out of the 9 potential starters first thing Saturday. It seems they had ver-ry heavy rain overnight and some people couldn'​t keep their powder dry. Apart from not making it onto Surveyor'​s Crag the walk went well from then on. +Federation Report told of an enquiry ​about membership from the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers,​ that Bluegum'​s 50th Anniversary as a reserve is about due, that S. & R. first aid kits are a steal at $19.95 each, there will be a "​Safety in the Bush" weekend in June, and that the Kamerukas Club is to check the safety of the chains at Splendour Rock. The problems of access via or to the Six Foot Track continue to plague us and F.B.W. is still trying to sort that out. There has also been a complaint alleging that bushwalkers have been littering and causing noise at the Strathfield rendezvous spot - does any still meet there?? 
-Page 44 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June,​ 19820 + 
-There was no report for Ralph Pengliss'​ harbour walk, but Derek Wilson was able to report overgrown ​-tracks ​4:. 12 starters for his Royal National Park Sunday walk. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Waterfall to Heathcote walk for the same day.+The Walks Report lapsed back into tradition this month by commencing with a non-report; for Gordon Lee's walk of 16,17,18 April. Don and Jenny Cornell'​s Nattai River walk that same weekend started by shedding 5 out of the 9 potential starters first thing Saturday. It seems they had ver-ry heavy rain overnight and some people couldn'​t keep their powder dry. Apart from not making it onto Surveyor'​s Crag the walk went well from then on. 
 + 
 +There was no report for Ralph Pengliss'​ harbour walk, but Derek Wilson was able to report overgrown tracks ​and 12 starters for his Royal National Park Sunday walk. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Waterfall to Heathcote walk for the same day. 
 For the Anzac weekend Bill Capon led a party of 5 in "good country"​ on his Budawangs trip. Peter Miller'​s Kanangra trip was led by Jim Percy and attracted 5 starters. Bill Hall's day walk on the 25th had about 25 people on an unseasonably warm day. For the Anzac weekend Bill Capon led a party of 5 in "good country"​ on his Budawangs trip. Peter Miller'​s Kanangra trip was led by Jim Percy and attracted 5 starters. Bill Hall's day walk on the 25th had about 25 people on an unseasonably warm day.
-The weekend of 30th April, 1, 2May saw the Don Finch, David Rostron Colo area trip with 6 starters, all running to keep up with each other, down one side of each gorge and up the other - - - who said people don't normally Walk normal to the track? Of George Walton'​s Kanangra trip there was no . report. Gordon Lee went one better for Bill Burke'​s 4100.00 by completing his Three Peaks trip Cox to Cox in under 24 hours. There was one other person on the walk with Don and Jenny Cornell operating as support party. 
-Jim Brown had 12 people on an easy trip in beautiful weather for the Sunday,and Sandy Johnson had 15 members and 13 prosnectives on his Marra Marra National Park walk described as a "​gentle stroll"​. He rather spoilt the effect by acknowledging that they finished the walk by moonlight. 
-On the weekend of 7, 8, 9 May Ian Debert had 8 members and 11 prospectives on his Blackhorse Range walk and Jim Laing had 12 plus 1 person enjoying numerous morning teas on his Budawang'​s walk. Gordon Lee enjoyed a change of face by leading a party of 4 (2 of ours, 2 displaced N.P.A. members) on his. Heathcote to Heathcote yireak on the Sunday. The same day Hans Stichter led a party of 21 through Glenbrook Gorge on what was. described as a pleasant day walk. What a way to end the Walks Report. 
-General Business brought rumblings of discontent about, apparent variations in size and sole composition in recently purchased sandshoes. Gordon Lee is to draft a letter of,​complaint to the manufacturers. 
-So then it was just a matter of announcements and it was all over again at 2102. The President gonged the gong and unleaShed the ravening hordes on the coffee and biscuits. 
-* * * * * * * * * * * * * 
- SOCIAL NOTES FOR JULY. by Jo van Sommers. 
-July 21 -Exhibition by Reg Alder, who joined S.B.W. in 1938, of black and 
-white photographs of bushwalking in the 30s and 40s, including a 
-record of the first walk down the Kowmung and colour slides dating 
-from 1940. DINNER before the meeting at Chehades Lebanese Restaurant. 
- July 28 Musical evening with the Blue Grass Band. Anyone who would like 
-to contribute is urged to bring along their instrument, voice or 
-whatever. Some old-time dance records will be played in the intervals. 
-. Those who cannot play or sing will be expected to MOVE: 
-XXXXXXXX 
  
 +The weekend of 30th April, 1, 2 May saw the Don Finch, David Rostron Colo area trip with 6 starters, all running to keep up with each other, down one side of each gorge and up the other - who said people don't normally walk normal to the track? Of George Walton'​s Kanangra trip there was no report. Gordon Lee went one better for Bill Burke'​s $100.00 by completing his Three Peaks trip Cox to Cox in under 24 hours. There was one other person on the walk with Don and Jenny Cornell operating as support party.
 +
 +Jim Brown had 12 people on an easy trip in beautiful weather for the Sunday, and Sandy Johnson had 15 members and 13 prospectives on his Marra Marra National Park walk described as a "​gentle stroll"​. He rather spoilt the effect by acknowledging that they finished the walk by moonlight.
 +
 +On the weekend of 7, 8, 9 May Ian Debert had 8 members and 11 prospectives on his Blackhorse Range walk and Jim Laing had 12 plus 1 person enjoying numerous morning teas on his Budawang'​s walk. Gordon Lee enjoyed a change of face by leading a party of 4 (2 of ours, 2 displaced N.P.A. members) on his Heathcote to Heathcote walk on the Sunday. The same day Hans Stichter led a party of 21 through Glenbrook Gorge on what was described as a pleasant day walk. What a way to end the Walks Report.
 +
 +General Business brought rumblings of discontent about apparent variations in size and sole composition in recently purchased sandshoes. Gordon Lee is to draft a letter of complaint to the manufacturers.
 +
 +So then it was just a matter of announcements and it was all over again at 2102. The President gonged the gong and unleashed the ravening hordes on the coffee and biscuits.
 +
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 +===== Social Notes For July. =====
 +
 +by Jo van Sommers.
 +
 +=== July 21 ===
 +
 +Exhibition by Reg Alder, who joined S.B.W. in 1938, of black and white photographs of bushwalking in the 30s and 40s, including a record of the first walk down the Kowmung and colour slides dating from 1940. Dinner before the meeting at Chehades Lebanese Restaurant.
 +
 +=== July 28 ===
 +
 +Musical evening with the Blue Grass Band. Anyone who would like to contribute is urged to bring along their instrument, voice or whatever. Some old-time dance records will be played in the intervals. Those who cannot play or sing will be expected to MOVE!
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