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- ===== The Sydney Bushwalker =====+===== The Sydney Bushwalker =====
 Established June 1931  Established June 1931 
  
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-| Bundundah, Boolijah and Bill | by Morag Ryder |  2 | +| Bundundah, Boolijah and Bill | by Morag Ryder |   ​2 | 
-| Bushwalkers'​ Mecca | Peter Christian | 6 | +| Bushwalkers'​ Mecca | Peter Christian |  6 | 
-| Walking in the Rain | Elwyn Morris | 7 | +| Walking in the Rain | Elwyn Morris |  7 | 
-| My Favourite Garbage Dump | Bill Gamble | 9 | +| My Favourite Garbage Dump | Bill Gamble |  9 | 
-| Operation Barrington | Debra Holland | 10 | +| Operation Barrington | Debra Holland |  10 | 
-| Social Notes for July | Jo Van Sommers | 11 | +| Social Notes for July | Jo Van Sommers |  11 | 
-| Update on South West Tasmania | Peter Harris | 12 | +| Update on South West Tasmania | Peter Harris |  12 | 
-| The May General Meeting | Barry Wallace | 13 | +| The May General Meeting | Barry Wallace |  13 | 
-| - - Tomorrow, "The Times" | Jim Brown | 16 |+| - - Tomorrow, "The Times" | Jim Brown |  16 |
  
 ===== Bundundah, Boolijah and Bill =====  ===== Bundundah, Boolijah and Bill ===== 
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 by Morag Ryder by Morag Ryder
  
-We met at 7 am, by Tianjara Falls, under a lowering grey sky, which kept sending down threatening sprinkles of rain. Assembled were:-+**__Saturday__** ​   ​We met at 7 am, by Tianjara Falls, under a lowering grey sky, which kept sending down threatening sprinkles of rain. Assembled were:-
 Malcolm Steele, Phil Butt, Bob Milne, Carol Bruce, Daksh Bawaja, Steve and Wendy Hodgman, Jackie Bruin, Steve Lang, Don McIntyre, Ray Turton, Sandy Hines, John Williams, Ainslie Morris - and yours truly, who had been given a lift by Steve and Wendy. Malcolm Steele, Phil Butt, Bob Milne, Carol Bruce, Daksh Bawaja, Steve and Wendy Hodgman, Jackie Bruin, Steve Lang, Don McIntyre, Ray Turton, Sandy Hines, John Williams, Ainslie Morris - and yours truly, who had been given a lift by Steve and Wendy.
  
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 Bill decided to rectify his inside-out T-shirt, and put on a singlet for warmth. He got the T-shirt right, but somehow put on the singlet over the shirt, having it inside-out as well as back-to-front,​ with the maker'​s label flapping under his chin, He refused to alter this quaint attire, and spent the evening thus - sampling assorted ports with Don, interspersed with bouts of losing things. Bill decided to rectify his inside-out T-shirt, and put on a singlet for warmth. He got the T-shirt right, but somehow put on the singlet over the shirt, having it inside-out as well as back-to-front,​ with the maker'​s label flapping under his chin, He refused to alter this quaint attire, and spent the evening thus - sampling assorted ports with Don, interspersed with bouts of losing things.
  
-**__Sunday__** ​ By morning, the rain had stopped and the sky was almost clear. We waded through the sopping Christmas bush, crossed Bundundah Creek and Bill set about looking for The Passage of Time, to take us up to the next plateau.+**__Sunday__** ​  ​By morning, the rain had stopped and the sky was almost clear. We waded through the sopping Christmas bush, crossed Bundundah Creek and Bill set about looking for The Passage of Time, to take us up to the next plateau.
  
 "​I'​m quite sure it's here," he cried. At least, I think I'm sure it's here." "​I'​m quite sure it's here," he cried. At least, I think I'm sure it's here."
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 A gully dropped sharply ahead. There was another debate, with much craning of necks and twiddling of compasses. Then we hopped down the rocks into the uppermost and of Moore Creek. Easy walking was found on the flat rock bed of the creek, as the banks were scrubby. Presently they became more open, and we wandered along them to the junction of Plain Creek. Almost before we could drop our packs, Pyromaniac Phil had a fire blazing, and we enjoyed the decadent luxury of boiling the billy for morning tea. A gully dropped sharply ahead. There was another debate, with much craning of necks and twiddling of compasses. Then we hopped down the rocks into the uppermost and of Moore Creek. Easy walking was found on the flat rock bed of the creek, as the banks were scrubby. Presently they became more open, and we wandered along them to the junction of Plain Creek. Almost before we could drop our packs, Pyromaniac Phil had a fire blazing, and we enjoyed the decadent luxury of boiling the billy for morning tea.
  
-Ashort exploratory walk down Moore Creek yielded some lovely photos, first of the shallow rock beds, then of a large, semi-circular waterfall, which marks the beginning of the rugged lower section. Ainslie and John had a swim in the clear jade-green water. The rest of us were content to wander under the surrounding overhangs and watch. Moore Creek is strictly for the athletic. The house-sized boulders which choke its course are interlaced with fallen trees and scrub. Tightly enclosed by a high double escarpment, it has a grand but formidable aspect. Hard going in the wet.+A short exploratory walk down Moore Creek yielded some lovely photos, first of the shallow rock beds, then of a large, semi-circular waterfall, which marks the beginning of the rugged lower section. Ainslie and John had a swim in the clear jade-green water. The rest of us were content to wander under the surrounding overhangs and watch. Moore Creek is strictly for the athletic. The house-sized boulders which choke its course are interlaced with fallen trees and scrub. Tightly enclosed by a high double escarpment, it has a grand but formidable aspect. Hard going in the wet.
  
 We returned to Plain Creek for a lengthy lunch, and I discovered a couple of Flannel flowers in bloom near the water. Reluctantly we hoisted our packs' and retraced our steps up to the ridge top, then headed for an un-named side creek which would take us into Bundundah. We returned to Plain Creek for a lengthy lunch, and I discovered a couple of Flannel flowers in bloom near the water. Reluctantly we hoisted our packs' and retraced our steps up to the ridge top, then headed for an un-named side creek which would take us into Bundundah.
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 After about an hour the rain stopped. I put out my head to see that the fire was still burning and Don was already piling on more wood. As I scrambled out, I was amazed to see that my tent was now flanked by white toadstools, drawn out of the ground by the magic power of the rain. Don's flysheet had failed to shelter him and there were two or three damp sleeping bags.  Bill still couldn'​t find shirt and pack, but he forgot them as he continued his inroads into Don's port . Eventually we all drifted off to bed while the moon struggled out through the clouds. After about an hour the rain stopped. I put out my head to see that the fire was still burning and Don was already piling on more wood. As I scrambled out, I was amazed to see that my tent was now flanked by white toadstools, drawn out of the ground by the magic power of the rain. Don's flysheet had failed to shelter him and there were two or three damp sleeping bags.  Bill still couldn'​t find shirt and pack, but he forgot them as he continued his inroads into Don's port . Eventually we all drifted off to bed while the moon struggled out through the clouds.
  
-**__Monday__** ​ Another clear sky, Bill found his missing possessions,​ both well washed by the rain. After a leisurely breakfast we packed up and walked to the cliff edge to admire the view which stretched almost to the Shoalhaven. Clutching an abandoned wineskin he pointed out features of interest, and identified them on the map. Finally, with one last look at the top of the wineskin, he guided us without hesitation across the plateau to the Danjera escarpment. I wondered if any of the prospectives had noticed this startling feat of navigation, but fortunately they had not.+**__Monday__** ​  ​Another clear sky, Bill found his missing possessions,​ both well washed by the rain. After a leisurely breakfast we packed up and walked to the cliff edge to admire the view which stretched almost to the Shoalhaven. Clutching an abandoned wineskin he pointed out features of interest, and identified them on the map. Finally, with one last look at the top of the wineskin, he guided us without hesitation across the plateau to the Danjera escarpment. I wondered if any of the prospectives had noticed this startling feat of navigation, but fortunately they had not.
  
 "This is __one__ pass," Bill said, "But I think there is another about 300 metres further along."​ Ray Turton went down anyway and declared the pass "A goer". We continued for a mere 100 metres and found ourselves at the head of the falls. "This is __one__ pass," Bill said, "But I think there is another about 300 metres further along."​ Ray Turton went down anyway and declared the pass "A goer". We continued for a mere 100 metres and found ourselves at the head of the falls.
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 Ahead of us lay hot showers and soft beds. Behind lay the silent land, escarpments apricot in.the setting sun, long blue shadows filling the gullies. Overhead, amber clouds lounged it the pale evening sky, stretching out long seductive ​ fingers to beckon us back. Ahead of us lay hot showers and soft beds. Behind lay the silent land, escarpments apricot in.the setting sun, long blue shadows filling the gullies. Overhead, amber clouds lounged it the pale evening sky, stretching out long seductive ​ fingers to beckon us back.
  
-===== BUSHWALkERS' Mecca ===== +===== Bushwalkers' Mecca ===== 
-by PeterChristian. +by Peter Christian 
-A living, vibrant memorial, stands in the wooded Grose Valley depthsOf slander, stately, blue gums, their limbs raised-in solemn ​praide + 
-For that handful of inspired, dedicated, believers in a cause, +A living, vibrant memorial, stands in the wooded Grose Valley depths ​
-In a heart-felt vision of unspoilt beauty, no-one could erase. +Of slender, stately, blue gums, their limbs raised in solemn ​praise | 
-They toiled undaunted and resolute, against considerable ignorance,​ +For that handful of inspired, dedicated, believers in a cause, ​| 
-Giving freely of their energies, precious lives, the hard-earned pound.Spare them a thought, when you sense the majesty they have saved, ​The ignoble death by the greedy edge of the axe's ringing sound.' +In a heart-felt vision of unspoilt beauty, no-one could erase. ​| 
-Here humans can treat their self-inflicted,​ stress-related disease.The serenity and solitude our soul yearns for, can be replenished. We shed our fears, our facades wither, by campfire glow. + 
-Leaving only footprints, the bush remains ​priitineunblemishea:​ +They toiled undaunted and resolute, against considerable ignorance, ​| 
-The Blue GUms invoke reverence respect for co-existence with trees. +Giving freely of their energies, precious lives, the hard-earned pound. ​
-Man may be the last link of evolution, but aannot surVive'​ defiance. +Spare them a thought, when you sense the majesty they have saved, ​
-The cathedral-like vault of their trunks at first hushes social patter, +The ignoble death by the greedy edge of the axe's ringing sound. ​| 
-Realizing we're but ants on the forest floor, amidst a land of giants. + 
-XXXXXXXXXXX +Here humans can treat their self-inflicted,​ stress-related disease. ​
-June, 1983. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 7 +The serenity and solitude our soul yearns for, can be replenished. ​
-A CHOICE ​Test Re Dort on +We shed our fears, our facades wither, by campfire glow. | 
-WALKING ]2 THE RAIN  +Leaving only footprints, the bush remains ​pristine, unblemished. | 
-by Elwyn Morris. + 
-At 0 eight hundred ​hours on May 21 Lab Technician-in-Chief Barry Wallace called the test panel to order and apologetically briefed us with our instructions. We were to bury it in at least two inches (5 am) of soil, or mud, and never in a creek bed. +The Blue Gums invoke reverence respect for co-existence with trees. ​| 
-Our '​breathing' ​test  +Man may be the last link of evolution, but aannot surVive'​ defiance. ​| 
-We wanted to knowhow what we wore would '​breathe'​. The panel consisted of: +The cathedral-like vault of their trunks at first hushes social patter, ​| 
-O Barry ​himself, resplendent in the only patch of blue we were to see all +Realizing we're but ants on the forest floor, amidst a land of giants. ​| 
-weekend - a brand-new Paddy-made Gortex.jacket,​ worn at a practical knee' + 
-length they are reluctant to sell you; +**__A Choice ​Test Report on__** 
- Bill Burke, in contrasting drab black lightweight oilcloth, with equally+===== Walking in the Rain ===== 
 +by Elwyn Morris 
 + 
 +At 0800 hours on May 21 Lab Technician-in-Chief Barry Wallace called the test panel to order and apologetically briefed us with our instructions. We were to bury it in __at least__ ​two inches (5 am) of soil, or mud, and never in a creek bed. 
 + 
 +**__Our ​'​breathing' ​test__** 
 + 
 +We wanted to know how what we wore would '​breathe'​. The panel consisted of: 
 +  - Ordered List ItemBarry ​himself, resplendent in the only patch of blue we were to see all weekend - a brand-new Paddy-made Gortex.jacket,​ worn at a practical knee' length they are reluctant to sell you; 
 +  - Ordered List ItemBill ​Burke, in contrasting drab black lightweight oilcloth, with equally
 ancient droopy felt hat; ancient droopy felt hat;
-..myself, in a British drizzleproof featherweight nylon from Southern Cross Equipment, bright red so I can be spotted when I fall behind; +  - Ordered List Itemmyself, in a British drizzleproof featherweight nylon from Southern Cross Equipment, bright red so I can be spotted when I fall behind; 
- Bob Gulson, in his heavy yachting jacket, bright orange so he can be spotted when he falls in; +  - Ordered List ItemBob ​Gulson, in his heavy yachting jacket, bright orange so he can be spotted when he falls in; 
- Sue Young, the only prospective,​ in a fetching but unproofed nylon parka; +  - Ordered List ItemSue ​Young, the only prospective,​ in a fetching but unproofed nylon parka; 
- Mbrag Ryder, in a leaking cape she'd tried everything on; +  - Ordered List ItemMorag ​Ryder, in a leaking cape she'd tried everything on; 
-. Michelle ​de Vries Rcbbe (yes, triple-barrelled.) ​in a jacket bought at Coles and sprayed by herself, plus a woollen beret that breathed only too well -,but all the rest of her gear worked perfectly, and what's more, was boUght in America by a friend at a third the Aussie price; +  - Ordered List ItemMichelle ​de Vries Robbe (yes, triple-barrelled.) ​ in a jacket bought at Coles and sprayed by herself, plus a woollen beret that breathed only too well -,but all the rest of her gear worked perfectly, and what's more, was boUght in America by a friend at a third the Aussie price; 
- Two identical green hump-backed whales with yellow flippers underneath. On closer inspection, these turned out to be Don and Jenny Cornell, in nylon home-made 'suits 'and huge capes that went right over their packs to the ground. Jenny had made them to a Dot Butler design from coated nylon from Eastwood Camping (4 ametre),that suffered from morning sickness when new. The vomit smell wore off after a while, she claimed. After that, but not before, +  - Ordered List ItemTwo ​identical green hump-backed whales with yellow flippers underneath. On closer inspection, these turned out to be Don and Jenny Cornell, in nylon home-made 'suits 'and huge capes that went right over their packs to the ground. Jenny had made them to a Dot Butler design from coated nylon from Eastwood Camping ($4 a metre), that suffered from morning sickness when new. The vomit smell wore off after a while, she claimed. After that, but not before, the capes can double as groundsheets. 
-the capes can double as groundsheets. +  
-'The capes '​breathed'​ in the sense that the air flowed around and about, but the hoods were too hot to walk in. Instead, Don and Jenny wore Australian felt army hats.fraa a disposal store, but Don's leaked through a bayonet-wound (from a branch?). The capes kept their packs dry on the outside, so they didn't really need garbage bags inside as much as we did, and were fit thus to be taken into their tent at night to keep dry. +The capes '​breathed'​ in the sense that the air flowed around and about, but the hoods were too hot to walk in. Instead, Don and Jenny wore Australian felt army hats from a disposal store, but Don's leaked through a bayonet-wound (from a branch?). The capes kept their packs dry on the outside, so they didn't really need garbage bags inside as much as we did, and were fit thus to be taken into their tent at night to keep dry. 
-Ratings, ​for keeping dry and '​breathing'​  + 
-RECOMMENDED - 'Don andJenny'​s system keeps the biggest area dry and +__Ratings ​for keeping dry and '​breathing'​__ 
-'​breathes',​ sort of. +  
-ACCEPTABLE - Bill's ensemble works in a practical, if less eye-catching way. +| **RECOMMENDED** | - Don and Jenny'​s system keeps the biggest area dry and '​breathes',​ sort of. | 
-but it wasn't a -dawn his neck. + 
-Tent test  +| **ACCEPTABLE** | - Bill's ensemble works in a practical, if less eye-catching way.  
-Bill and Lesproduced golden oldies.- Paddy'​s golden tan cotton that +| |  Barry'​s trendy, elegant, superexpensive Goretex works but it wasn't a conclusive test as he left his hood down and the drips got down his neck. 
-theydon'​t-make-like-that-anymore,​ and no one would recommend the new version, + 
-"​Barry'​s';​trendy,​ elegant, superexpensive Gortex works, +**__Tent test__**  
-conclusive test as he left the hood down and the drips got + 
-Page 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June,​ 1983. +Bill and Les produced golden oldies- Paddy'​s golden tan cotton that they-don'​t-make-like-that-anymore,​ and no one would recommend the new version, even if it didn't come to over $200 plus the cost of proofing. Les took the precaution of adding a fly so that his piece of antique Australiana was dry the next morning, and lighter to carry than Bill's wet one. 
-even if it didn't come to over $200 plus the cost of proofing. Les took the precaution of adding a fly.so that his piece of antique Australiana was dry the next morning, and lighter to carry than Bill's wet one. + 
-Bob had the heaviest tent. He'd thought life wt,s going to be easy +Bob had the heaviest tent. He'd thought life was going to be easy because it wasn't marked Test Walk: His aluminium poles had been bent in a scuffle (a domestic?) between two persons he'd lent his tent to, who'​d ​thoughtfully replaced ​them with __unbendable__ **steel** ​ones. (Bob made it, rockhopping down Bonnum Pic Creek, 1800-foot climb up Burnt Flat Creek, all good pre-ski exercise.) 
-because it wasn't marked Test Walk: His aluminium poles had been bent in a + 
--scuffle (a domestic?) between two.persons he'd lent his tent to, who'​d ​thought- +Morag had made her tent herself out of proofed nylon, muslin, silver space blanket, and aluminium poles, with front annexe for pack and for stove oobking in New Zealand, where it always rains. ​ 
-fully replaces ​them with unbendable STEEL ones. (Bob made it, rockhopping +RECOMMENDED for being totally rainproof, lightweight except for the poles, which aren't needed in Australia, and total cost $45. Only catch is that you have to be able to design and sew like Morag. 
-down Bonnum Pic Creek, 1800-foot climb up Burnt Flat Creek, all good pre-ski exercise.) + 
-Morag had made her tent herself out of proofed nylon, muslin, silver ​+The great innovation was our living and dining area made out of Michelle'​s extra fly. Everyone could sit on logs in comfort, eat, tell wet jokes, and later leave their packs out of the rain for the night. ​ 
-space blanket, and aluminium poles, with front annexe for pack and for ,stove +RECOMMENDED as a  compulsory item on every wet walk (the fly, not the jokes).
-oobking in New Zealand, where it always rains. RECOMMENDED for being totally +
-rainproof, lightweight except for the poles, which aren't needed in Australia, and total cost $45. Only catch is that you have to be able to design and sew like Morag. +
-The great innovation was our living and dining area made out of Michelle'​s extra fly. Everyone could sit on logs in comfort, eat, tell wet jokes, and later leave their packs out of the rain for the night. RECOMMENDED as a compulsory item on every wet walk (the fly, not the jokes).+
 Fire's Fire's
- No problem even in a downpour, of course, for such veteran walkers.+No problem even in a downpour, of course, for such veteran walkers.
 Dry bark, leaves and twigs from under fallen trees, plus a goodly chunk of newspaper from Jenny'​s dry pack, and lots of frantic hat-flapping. The main campfire still had a glowing log next morning, after heavy rain at night. Dry bark, leaves and twigs from under fallen trees, plus a goodly chunk of newspaper from Jenny'​s dry pack, and lots of frantic hat-flapping. The main campfire still had a glowing log next morning, after heavy rain at night.
 . Barry'​s method wasn't tested this time. Tear up:_into spaghetti the inside bark on the lee side of a stringybark,​ sprinkle on top with grated candle,,​which melts and burns, and accompany by a cask of your best red. . Barry'​s method wasn't tested this time. Tear up:_into spaghetti the inside bark on the lee side of a stringybark,​ sprinkle on top with grated candle,,​which melts and burns, and accompany by a cask of your best red.
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 So SOAP remains to be tested. Does it wash off in creeks alrl rain? M.orag says no. The tip originally came from her friend who had 2p. years of Queensland and Border Rainforest experience. But are our leechepjithe same brand? The soap, by the way, can be an brand.) Our panel wa 'an the wrong brand of country, the Wollondilly at Bonnum Pic not rating- is rainforest. So SOAP remains to be tested. Does it wash off in creeks alrl rain? M.orag says no. The tip originally came from her friend who had 2p. years of Queensland and Border Rainforest experience. But are our leechepjithe same brand? The soap, by the way, can be an brand.) Our panel wa 'an the wrong brand of country, the Wollondilly at Bonnum Pic not rating- is rainforest.
 How about someone putting on a Test Walk in Rain in a Rainf est? How about someone putting on a Test Walk in Rain in a Rainf est?
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-MY FAVOURITE GARBAGE DUMP.  +===== My Favourite Garbage Dump =====  
-by Bill Gamble. +by Bill Gamble 
-Karloo Pool in the Royal National Park near Heathoote is now little + 
-more than .a garbage dump. There is an abundance of cans, bottles, broken glass, beer cartons, food wrappings and toilet paper. A similar pattern continues well beyond the pool along the track to Uloola Falls.+Karloo Pool in the Royal National Park near Heathoote is now little more than a garbage dump. There is an abundance of cans, bottles, broken glass, beer cartons, food wrappings and toilet paper. A similar pattern continues well beyond the pool along the track to Uloola Falls.
 The rubbish has been accumulating for some time, judging by the varying stages of decay. Just how long people using the area will tolerate rubbish around them before they react and put their dung heap in order is a moot point. I would not expect an early change of heart. The rubbish has been accumulating for some time, judging by the varying stages of decay. Just how long people using the area will tolerate rubbish around them before they react and put their dung heap in order is a moot point. I would not expect an early change of heart.
 Passing through the area in late April, I saw many people picnicking Passing through the area in late April, I saw many people picnicking
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 the amoUntof litter increases, we noticed a Parks and WildWe Service the amoUntof litter increases, we noticed a Parks and WildWe Service
 Ranger filling a large plastic bag with some of the more offensive rubbish, and later carrying it out towards Heathcote. Evidently the Parks Service does try to keep the locality clear, but. in the face of heavy:usage by stupid and filthy campers and picnickers, it is a hopeless task. Ranger filling a large plastic bag with some of the more offensive rubbish, and later carrying it out towards Heathcote. Evidently the Parks Service does try to keep the locality clear, but. in the face of heavy:usage by stupid and filthy campers and picnickers, it is a hopeless task.
-eastwood + 
-camping +===== Operation Barrington ===== 
-BUSHWALKERS +by Debra Holland 
-1 Lightweight Tents  Sleeping Bags  Rucksacks ​ Climbing Et Caving Gear  Maps  Clothing ​ Boots  Food. CAMPING EQUIPMENT + 
-Large Tents  Stoves ​ Lamps- ​ Folding Furniture. +Operation Barrington '83 coincided with a wet weekend, but that did not seem to discourage the 50 or so bushwalkers,​ including S.B.W% members, ..aft their way to'​Barrington Tops for a search and rescue training exercise. Besides giving Us practice in detailed searching through ,a temperate ​rainforest; Operation Barrington would continue the search for a Cessna that disappeared over Barrington Tops in August '81 with five passengers on board. 
-DISTRIBUTORS OF: +
-Paddymade ​ Karrimor ​ Berghaus ​ Hallmark ​ Bergans ​ Caribee ​ Fairydown ​ Silva  Primus ​ Companion ​ and all leading brands. +
-Proprietors:​ Jack & Nancy Fox Sales Manager: David Fox +
-EASTWOOD CANVAS GOODS & CAMPING SUPPLIES 3 Trelawney St Eastwood NSW 2122 Phone: 858 2775 +
-June 1983. TSYDNEY BUSHWA.LKER Page 11 +
-OPER.4TION BARRINGTON. by DebraHolland. +
-Operation Barrington '83 coincided with a wet weekend, but that did not seem to discourage the 50 or so bushwalkers,​ including S.B.W% members, +
-..aft their way to'​Barrington Tops for a search and rescue training exercise. Besides giving Us practice in detailed searching through ,a temperate ​rain- +
-forest; Operation Barrington would continue the search for a Cessna that +
-disappeared over Barrington Tops in August '81 with five passengers on board.+
 When -I say- "​we"​ I have to admit that as I'm not an experienced bush- walker -I would stay at field base camp at Mountaineer,​ next to the designated search area, '​Whispering Gully in the Chichester State Forest. , But I'm no stranger to bushwalking and two members of my family belong to S.B.W. When -I say- "​we"​ I have to admit that as I'm not an experienced bush- walker -I would stay at field base camp at Mountaineer,​ next to the designated search area, '​Whispering Gully in the Chichester State Forest. , But I'm no stranger to bushwalking and two members of my family belong to S.B.W.
 We arrived at base camp at 1.00 Saturday morning, but by the time we found a corner of the bus to sleep in, or hitched the tent flies to the 'side, it was nearer 2.00 am. That left us only a few hours' sleep before our wake-up siren at 6.30 am. Had I stumbled into the army? (Fortunately'​the siren never eventuated.) We arrived at base camp at 1.00 Saturday morning, but by the time we found a corner of the bus to sleep in, or hitched the tent flies to the 'side, it was nearer 2.00 am. That left us only a few hours' sleep before our wake-up siren at 6.30 am. Had I stumbled into the army? (Fortunately'​the siren never eventuated.)
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 Then it was back On the bus for a raid on Dungog'​s milkbars and the Then it was back On the bus for a raid on Dungog'​s milkbars and the
 long trip back to a rain-soaked Sydney. Despite this, we had a great weekend. long trip back to a rain-soaked Sydney. Despite this, we had a great weekend.
-* * * * * *.* * * + 
-SOCIAL NOTES PaR JULY. +===== Social Notes for July ===== 
-by Jo Van Sommers.+by Jo Van Sommers 
 July 20 - NostalgiaNight- July 20 - NostalgiaNight-
 A display of old equipment, old map, old photographs,​ A display of old equipment, old map, old photographs,​
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 Phone 808-1702. Phone 808-1702.
 0 Everyone invited tomeet beforehand at the Phuong Vietnamese-Restaurant,​ 6.30 pm. 87 Willoughby Road, Crow's Nest. B.Y.O. 0 Everyone invited tomeet beforehand at the Phuong Vietnamese-Restaurant,​ 6.30 pm. 87 Willoughby Road, Crow's Nest. B.Y.O.
-June, 1983 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 13 + 
-UPDATE ON SOUTH WEST TASMANIA. +===== Update on South West Tasmania ===== 
-as at 19th May 1983. by Peter Harris.+as at 19th May 1983 
 +by Peter Harris 
 1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers. ​ 1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers. ​
-15 people remain'​brithe rivers, keeping a vigil.+15 people remain '​brithe rivers, keeping a vigil.
 Taamanian Wilderness Society have engaged Mr. Michael Black Q.C. and will seek leave of the High Court to intervene on the side of the Commonwealth._ In effect this means that,the line-up will be TasAld Governments versus Commonwealth/​Vic/​N.S.W. Governments and T.W.S. Further T.W.S.'​ actian, in the South West has been held off pending a possible short Taamanian Wilderness Society have engaged Mr. Michael Black Q.C. and will seek leave of the High Court to intervene on the side of the Commonwealth._ In effect this means that,the line-up will be TasAld Governments versus Commonwealth/​Vic/​N.S.W. Governments and T.W.S. Further T.W.S.'​ actian, in the South West has been held off pending a possible short
 Dlockade"​ in view of the High Court proceedings. Dlockade"​ in view of the High Court proceedings.
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 still continuing at a furious pace on roads, accommodation sites, transects, etc. The access road from Warners Landing to the proposed dam site is approximately 3 kilometers long and nearing the dam site. The road is very wide as it has been tiered in many places due to the steep traverse. still continuing at a furious pace on roads, accommodation sites, transects, etc. The access road from Warners Landing to the proposed dam site is approximately 3 kilometers long and nearing the dam site. The road is very wide as it has been tiered in many places due to the steep traverse.
 The area at Warners Landing, cleared for pre-fab huts, is being enlarged and now includes two very deep sewerage pits. Machinery that has been taken up-river by barge consists of:- nine bulldozers, three trackscavators,​ one roller, fourteen four-wheel drive vehicles, six tip tructs, one mobile crane, one cement mixer and a host of chain saws. The area at Warners Landing, cleared for pre-fab huts, is being enlarged and now includes two very deep sewerage pits. Machinery that has been taken up-river by barge consists of:- nine bulldozers, three trackscavators,​ one roller, fourteen four-wheel drive vehicles, six tip tructs, one mobile crane, one cement mixer and a host of chain saws.
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-Page 14 +===== The May General Meeting ===== 
-.........111.i +by Barrie Wallace 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June,​ 1983. + 
-THE MAY GMERAL MEETINGS ​ +One might well have expected some dire consequence ​of the President'​s irreverence in striking the ceremonial gang with the Bone. There were, however, no bolts of lightning, or showers of serpents but there again there wasn't any excess of silence or order as the 30 or so members subsided to a manageable level of chaos at around 2010 hours and the meeting began. 
-by Barrie Wallace. + 
-One might well have expected some dire conseqUence ​of the President'​s irreverence in striking the ceremonial gang with the Bone. There were, however, no bolts of lightning, or showers of serpent.s4 _but_there ​again there wasn't any excess of silence or order as the 30 or so members subsided to a manageable level of chaos at around 2010 hours and the meeting began. +There were no new members and no apologies, so we _passed to the Minutes of the previous meeting. These were read and received, with no business arising. . Correspondence was limited to a letter from May and Paddy Pallin accepting honorary membership, and the minutes of the last Coolana meeting.
-There were no new members and no apologies, so we _passed to the Minutes of the previous meeting. These were read and received, with no business arising. . Correspondence was limited to a letter from May and Paddy Pallin accepting honorary membership, and the minutes of the last Coolana meeting.+
 , The Walks Report began with a no-go. It seems Gordon Lee's Kanangra , The Walks Report began with a no-go. It seems Gordon Lee's Kanangra
-abseiling trip (correctly programmed this time) was cancelled. Frank Taeker'​s 15916,17 April walk in the Budawangs attracted 16 people who all finished the walk in good weather. Bill Holland -reported 21 people and some rain on his +abseiling trip (correctly programmed this time) was cancelled. Frank Taeker'​s 15916,17 April walk in the Budawangs attracted 16 people who all finished the walk in good weather. Bill Holland -reported 21 people and some rain on his Mountain Lagoon day walk on the 17th, and Brian Bolton'​s _Engadine to Bundeena walk attracted 29 starters. 
-Mountain Lagoon day walk on the 17th, and Brian Bolton'​s _Engadine to Bundeena walk attracted 29 starters. + 
-Over the Anzac weekend Bill Capon and a cast of 16, not necessarily as +Over the Anzac weekend Bill Capon and a cast of 16, not necessarily as a single party, visited a number of creeks in the Morton National Park.--They reported some problems with boots and ankles but I didinot get the details. Jim Laing'​s Mt. Gudgenby walk did not go, but George Walton had 25 people enjoYing a spot. of awimming on his day walk on Glenbrook Creek. 
-a single party, visited a number of creeks in the Morton National Park.--They reported some problems with boots and ankles but I didinot get the details. Jim Laing'​s Mt. Gudgenby walk did not go, but George Walton had 25 people enjoYing a spot. of awimming on his day walk on Glenbrook Creek.+
 The following weekend 29,30 April and 1st May saw Barrie Murdoch making a brief visit to Kanangra Walls in steady rain. They camped Friday night and drove home on Saturday morning. John Redfern'​s walk to Pantoney'​s Crown encountered similar weather and lost 300 of the starters on the first mbrning. The remaining 4 people wo:lked, and even had some fine weather on the Sunday. The Search & Rescue exercise at Barrington Tops was also held that weekend.. Despite the thick, scratchy scrub and wet weather '​it'​ waS--17ted a good exercise. The day walks for that weekend were well supported, with 12 people on Joe Marton'​s Otford to Lilyvale walk and 14 people on Peter Christian'​s Kuringai Chase trip. The following weekend 29,30 April and 1st May saw Barrie Murdoch making a brief visit to Kanangra Walls in steady rain. They camped Friday night and drove home on Saturday morning. John Redfern'​s walk to Pantoney'​s Crown encountered similar weather and lost 300 of the starters on the first mbrning. The remaining 4 people wo:lked, and even had some fine weather on the Sunday. The Search & Rescue exercise at Barrington Tops was also held that weekend.. Despite the thick, scratchy scrub and wet weather '​it'​ waS--17ted a good exercise. The day walks for that weekend were well supported, with 12 people on Joe Marton'​s Otford to Lilyvale walk and 14 people on Peter Christian'​s Kuringai Chase trip.
 Bill Hall's mid-week walk on the 4th May was led by Meryl Watman, with four starters. Bill Hall's mid-week walk on the 4th May was led by Meryl Watman, with four starters.
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 . The weekend of 6,7,8 May saw Don and Jenny Cornell leading 15 starters on the Cox River in.fine, warm weather. Jim Percy reported 10 people on his Longnose Point to Bungonia Canyon and return. They reported a good walk, but the banks of the Shoalhaven were covertd in mud. Bill Hall.was out and about again on 8 May with 25 starters and good weather. Peter Miller had 10 people on a glorious day walk to Mt. Solitary on the same day, to bring the Walks Report to an end. . The weekend of 6,7,8 May saw Don and Jenny Cornell leading 15 starters on the Cox River in.fine, warm weather. Jim Percy reported 10 people on his Longnose Point to Bungonia Canyon and return. They reported a good walk, but the banks of the Shoalhaven were covertd in mud. Bill Hall.was out and about again on 8 May with 25 starters and good weather. Peter Miller had 10 people on a glorious day walk to Mt. Solitary on the same day, to bring the Walks Report to an end.
 +
 The Treasurer'​s Report showed that we began the month with $2314.12, spent $1178.86, received $870.50 and closed with $2005.86. The Treasurer'​s Report showed that we began the month with $2314.12, spent $1178.86, received $870.50 and closed with $2005.86.
 +
 Federation Report brought news that the Federation Ball will be held on 23rd September at the Lane Cove Town Hall. Tickets will be $7.00 per head. There are reports of a cattle problem in the Kanangra/​Kowmung area, and Federation Report brought news that the Federation Ball will be held on 23rd September at the Lane Cove Town Hall. Tickets will be $7.00 per head. There are reports of a cattle problem in the Kanangra/​Kowmung area, and
-June,. 1983. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15 +rumours of a petition to ban rock-c1imbing_in _the area around Katoomba. One of the member clubs cleaned up the Coal Seam Cave over the Easter weekend. 
-rumours of a petition to ban rock-c1imbing_in _the area around Katoomba. +
-One of the member clubs cleaned up the Coal Seam Cave over the Easter weekend.+
 General Business brought a motion that we ask Federation to write to the South-West Tasmania Coalition proposing a levy on all members of supporting clubs to cover the debt incurred during the recent election. General Business brought a motion that we ask Federation to write to the South-West Tasmania Coalition proposing a levy on all members of supporting clubs to cover the debt incurred during the recent election.
 Than it was just a matter of announcements and the meeting closed at 2041 hours. Than it was just a matter of announcements and the meeting closed at 2041 hours.
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-ALTERATIONS TO THE WINTER WALKS PROGRAME. ​+===== Alterations to the Winter Walks Programme ===== 
 Two day walks on this programme should have been marked 0 as TEST-WALKS. ​ Two day walks on this programme should have been marked 0 as TEST-WALKS. ​
 These are:- 26th June - Leader: Roy Braithwaite 28th August - Leader: Hans Stichter These are:- 26th June - Leader: Roy Braithwaite 28th August - Leader: Hans Stichter
 Day walk on 3rd July - Leader: Errol Sheedy - correct phone no. 525-0316. Day walk on 3rd July - Leader: Errol Sheedy - correct phone no. 525-0316.
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-FIELD GUIDE TO THE NATIVE TREES OF THE A.C.T.+===== Field Guide to the Native Trees of the A.C.T. ​===== 
 Produced by the National Parks Association of the Australian Capital Territory Inc, assisted by a Heritage Grant from the Dept. of Territories and Local Govt. Produced by the National Parks Association of the Australian Capital Territory Inc, assisted by a Heritage Grant from the Dept. of Territories and Local Govt.
 +
 This pocketbook describes 60 species of trees of four metres or more that are known to grow naturally within the)boundaries of the A.C.T. It.is written for the non-specialist and has instructions on how to use a botanical key. For easy reference it is divided into three parts - Eucalypts, Acacias and This pocketbook describes 60 species of trees of four metres or more that are known to grow naturally within the)boundaries of the A.C.T. It.is written for the non-specialist and has instructions on how to use a botanical key. For easy reference it is divided into three parts - Eucalypts, Acacias and
 other species, with trees that are similar placed side by side. Each species is treated separately and is fully illustrated,​ with a thumbnail map to show other species, with trees that are similar placed side by side. Each species is treated separately and is fully illustrated,​ with a thumbnail map to show
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 Price $4.00. Price $4.00.
 To order send cheque/​postal note (plus 41.00 to cover postage and packaging) to National Parks Assn. of the A.C.T. Inc, P.O. Box 457, Canberra City, 2601, and give your name and postal address. To order send cheque/​postal note (plus 41.00 to cover postage and packaging) to National Parks Assn. of the A.C.T. Inc, P.O. Box 457, Canberra City, 2601, and give your name and postal address.
-ADVERTISEKENT. ​ + 
-MASSAGE ​(Remedial) for those stiff limbs and sore backs (Swedish Crtificate). AppOintments 4 - 9 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, at Lane Cove.+===== Advertisement =====  
 +Massage ​(Remedial) for those stiff limbs and sore backs (Swedish Crtificate). AppOintments 4 - 9 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, at Lane Cove.
 Half hour treatment - $10. Half hour treatment - $10.
 AINSLIE MORRIS. Phone 428-3178. AINSLIE MORRIS. Phone 428-3178.
-Page 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June,'​ 1983. + 
-TOKORROg, "THE TIMES". +===== TOKORROg, "THE TIMES" ​===== 
-by Jim Brown.+by Jim Brown 
 The saga of S.B.W. representations in the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​ continues. But this time it is NOT a letter to the Editor. Oh, no we have gone beyond that. The saga of S.B.W. representations in the "​Sydney Morning Herald"​ continues. But this time it is NOT a letter to the Editor. Oh, no we have gone beyond that.
 On Saturday S the Herald regularly publishes (on the Letters page) "​Sayings of the Week". This is usually devoted to pungent remarks by prominent personalities on political, religious or social questions of the day. On Saturday S the Herald regularly publishes (on the Letters page) "​Sayings of the Week". This is usually devoted to pungent remarks by prominent personalities on political, religious or social questions of the day.
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 Beyond saying that Phil presumably does not subscribe to the slogan .printed on many walls, railway cuttings, etc. - "​Consume,​ Be Silent, Die" - I would not be game to comment. However, this does appear to be the big "Break Through"​. Any day now we may expect to see S.B.W. feature articles and editorials, just as I foreshadowed in this valuable journal two months ago. Beyond saying that Phil presumably does not subscribe to the slogan .printed on many walls, railway cuttings, etc. - "​Consume,​ Be Silent, Die" - I would not be game to comment. However, this does appear to be the big "Break Through"​. Any day now we may expect to see S.B.W. feature articles and editorials, just as I foreshadowed in this valuable journal two months ago.
 (P.S. Madam Editor, although, as I say, I am not game to comment on the "​saying"​ reproduced above, I am in the process of writing a nonsensical account of "​Bushwalkers and the Big Bang" which I hope YOU will be game to publish in the not too far distant.) (P.S. Madam Editor, although, as I say, I am not game to comment on the "​saying"​ reproduced above, I am in the process of writing a nonsensical account of "​Bushwalkers and the Big Bang" which I hope YOU will be game to publish in the not too far distant.)
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-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION ​ +===== Annual Subscription ​1983 ===== 
-1983.+
 The subscriptions decided upon at the Annual General Meeting on 9th March and by Committee are as follows:-- The subscriptions decided upon at the Annual General Meeting on 9th March and by Committee are as follows:--
 Single member $10 Single member $10
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 The Treasurer is at present on holidays overseas, but the President, The Treasurer is at present on holidays overseas, but the President,
 Tony Marshall or John Holly will accept subscriptions in the Clubroom, or unfinancial members may send their cheques to the Sydney Bushwalkers,​ Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney, 2001. Tony Marshall or John Holly will accept subscriptions in the Clubroom, or unfinancial members may send their cheques to the Sydney Bushwalkers,​ Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney, 2001.
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-June, 1983. TEE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15+
 rumours of a petition to ban. rock-climbing in the area around Katoomba. rumours of a petition to ban. rock-climbing in the area around Katoomba.
 One of the member clubs cleaned Up the. Goal-Seam Cave over the Easter weekend. One of the member clubs cleaned Up the. Goal-Seam Cave over the Easter weekend.
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