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 === Round Mountain. === === Round Mountain. ===
  
-Having parked cars, we started out on the Round Mountain fire trail under a very overcast sky, with a S.E. breeze in the face. The possibility of reaching a camp site near Pugilistic Creek was now remote, as it was now about 3 pm; by 3.30 pm a heavy drizzle smote us on the face. Jagungal was sighted, but clouds and rain shrouded the crest. However, Peter was at the camera, in spite of the weather looking for the impossible special shot. At 5 pm a gleam of sunlight squeezed through a crack in the cloud, as predicted by Don, but it still went on raining. Near by on a ridge top, some flat ground lay among the snow gums, so a camp was made there. New Year's Eve was passed with a lot of drying out and wetting in, wine by Peter, ​champayne ​by Jim, with a good fire being enjoyed by all.+Having parked cars, we started out on the Round Mountain fire trail under a very overcast sky, with a S.E. breeze in the face. The possibility of reaching a camp site near Pugilistic Creek was now remote, as it was now about 3 pm; by 3.30 pm a heavy drizzle smote us on the face. Jagungal was sighted, but clouds and rain shrouded the crest. However, Peter was at the camera, in spite of the weather looking for the impossible special shot. At 5 pm a gleam of sunlight squeezed through a crack in the cloud, as predicted by Don, but it still went on raining. Near by on a ridge top, some flat ground lay among the snow gums, so a camp was made there. New Year's Eve was passed with a lot of drying out and wetting in, wine by Peter, ​champagne ​by Jim, with a good fire being enjoyed by all.
  
 The New Year's Greetings was in the form of very threatening low cloud. The mid-morning rest on Pugilistic Creek found patches of sunlight brightening the day. The other bright spot was Peter and Vivien busily gathering gold, "Fools Gold", by the handful, much to the enjoyment of the onlookers. With walking conditions now much improved we pushed on to the junction with the Grey Mare trail at the head of Tooma Swamp and Tumut River saddle. Turning N.E. along the Grey Mare trail, past the N.W. base of Jagungal, we came to rest at the S.M.A. rain and weather station for lunch. The New Year's Greetings was in the form of very threatening low cloud. The mid-morning rest on Pugilistic Creek found patches of sunlight brightening the day. The other bright spot was Peter and Vivien busily gathering gold, "Fools Gold", by the handful, much to the enjoyment of the onlookers. With walking conditions now much improved we pushed on to the junction with the Grey Mare trail at the head of Tooma Swamp and Tumut River saddle. Turning N.E. along the Grey Mare trail, past the N.W. base of Jagungal, we came to rest at the S.M.A. rain and weather station for lunch.
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 The Bush Dance to be held on 3rd May by the Federation B.W. is being held to raise funds for a custom-built $7,000 trailer for S. & R. The Bush Dance to be held on 3rd May by the Federation B.W. is being held to raise funds for a custom-built $7,000 trailer for S. & R.
  
-Steve and Wendy Hodgman ​wil not be returning to Sydney or retaining membership of the Club. We will miss them as leaders of walks and bike trips, stirrers to go on S. & R. practices, and as companions in the bush. They have joined Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club and would welcome old friends to visit. Their address is - 34 Bellevue Avenue, Lismore Heights, 2480.+Steve and Wendy Hodgman ​will not be returning to Sydney or retaining membership of the Club. We will miss them as leaders of walks and bike trips, stirrers to go on S. & R. practices, and as companions in the bush. They have joined Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club and would welcome old friends to visit. Their address is - 34 Bellevue Avenue, Lismore Heights, 2480.
  
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 Mr King said the Apsley, Macleay and other wild rivers of the Oxley area cut spectacular gorges which were the most extensive in NSW. Numerous waterfalls, including the highest in Australia, cascaded down from the escarpment. Mr King said the Apsley, Macleay and other wild rivers of the Oxley area cut spectacular gorges which were the most extensive in NSW. Numerous waterfalls, including the highest in Australia, cascaded down from the escarpment.
  
-Many of these were already accessible by car from the main highway to scenic ​lookonts ​and picnic spots.+Many of these were already accessible by car from the main highway to scenic ​lookouts ​and picnic spots.
  
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-__The Editor__ welcomes letters on this conservation issue, on opinions on walking gear for the alpine areas - or anything else that is on your midd and you want to unload.+__The Editor__ welcomes letters on this conservation issue, on opinions on walking gear for the alpine areas - or anything else that is on your mind and you want to unload.
  
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 === Saturday, 22nd December, '84. === === Saturday, 22nd December, '84. ===
  
-Arrived at Thredbo Alpine Village, looking forward to the most welcome comforts of clean and comfortable lodge accommodation after "​roughing it" on the way down south from Sydney for the past week or so. The previous night was spent in a shelter hut at Thredbo Diggings, halfway between Jindabyne and Thredho ​(Rutledge Hut).+Arrived at Thredbo Alpine Village, looking forward to the most welcome comforts of clean and comfortable lodge accommodation after "​roughing it" on the way down south from Sydney for the past week or so. The previous night was spent in a shelter hut at Thredbo Diggings, halfway between Jindabyne and Thredbo ​(Rutledge Hut).
  
 Most of the previous day (Friday) was spent sheltering in the hut as gale-force south-westerly winds were howling outside and snow-flurries were carried by the winds. On arrival at Thredbo there was still snow on the ground from the previous day's storms! Most of the previous day (Friday) was spent sheltering in the hut as gale-force south-westerly winds were howling outside and snow-flurries were carried by the winds. On arrival at Thredbo there was still snow on the ground from the previous day's storms!
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 Left Tin Mine Huts early morning for the long (mostly uphill) trudge back to Cascade Hut, and again saw a multitude of brightly coloured parrots along the track. It was very pleasant walking among the beautiful and colourful profusion of Alpine flowers which are only out for a very brief season in the short alpine summers. The countryside in general was very lush and green after the good rains since the drought broke in March 1983. Left Tin Mine Huts early morning for the long (mostly uphill) trudge back to Cascade Hut, and again saw a multitude of brightly coloured parrots along the track. It was very pleasant walking among the beautiful and colourful profusion of Alpine flowers which are only out for a very brief season in the short alpine summers. The countryside in general was very lush and green after the good rains since the drought broke in March 1983.
  
-Spent overnight at Cascades Hut once again then returned to Thredbo the following morning for a very welcme ​hot shower and hearty breakfast!+Spent overnight at Cascades Hut once again then returned to Thredbo the following morning for a very welcome ​hot shower and hearty breakfast!
  
-Just before leaving Cascades Hut on the dawn of Boxing Day, through the heavy mist appeared a beautiful brumby family peacefully grazing on the flats, 200-300 metres below the hut. There was a stallion, mare and a tiny foal - all a glossy black colour - a supendous ​scene.+Just before leaving Cascades Hut on the dawn of Boxing Day, through the heavy mist appeared a beautiful brumby family peacefully grazing on the flats, 200-300 metres below the hut. There was a stallion, mare and a tiny foal - all a glossy black colour - a stupendous ​scene.
  
 All in all, a most rewarding walk, in spite of the rather fickle weather conditions! Highly recommended!! All in all, a most rewarding walk, in spite of the rather fickle weather conditions! Highly recommended!!
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 Over the weekend of 1,2,3 March Bill Holland had 22 starters on his Bob Turner'​s track day walk, Peter Harris cancelled his trip to the Port Macquarie area, Bill Gamble cancelled his Cox River weekend trip and Peter Christian cancelled his Woronora River day walk. HELP! HELP! the sky is falling. Over the weekend of 1,2,3 March Bill Holland had 22 starters on his Bob Turner'​s track day walk, Peter Harris cancelled his trip to the Port Macquarie area, Bill Gamble cancelled his Cox River weekend trip and Peter Christian cancelled his Woronora River day walk. HELP! HELP! the sky is falling.
  
-The weekend of 8,9,10 March saw Roger Browne leading 12 people on another trip in the Shoalhaven area. David Rostron and Laurie Quaken both cancelled their ttips that weekend, so it was left to the day walks to carry the day, so to speak. Joan Cooper'​s Erskine Creek trip had five starters, but alas no Joan. Jan Mohandas is reported to have led a multitude on his Waterfall to Otford trip. All of which, with the Walks Secretary'​s urging, brought the Walks Report to an end.+The weekend of 8,9,10 March saw Roger Browne leading 12 people on another trip in the Shoalhaven area. David Rostron and Laurie Quaken both cancelled their trips that weekend, so it was left to the day walks to carry the day, so to speak. Joan Cooper'​s Erskine Creek trip had five starters, but alas no Joan. Jan Mohandas is reported to have led a multitude on his Waterfall to Otford trip. All of which, with the Walks Secretary'​s urging, brought the Walks Report to an end.
  
 We were advised that there was no significant report of S.B.W. matters to present. We were advised that there was no significant report of S.B.W. matters to present.
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 +===== The Longest Day. =====
 +
 +by Jim Brown.
 +
 +(Sketch presented at the S.B.W. Annual Re-union, Coolana, 16-17 March, 1985).
 +
 +__Introduction__:​ Over a good many years, a lot of S.B.W. members have tackled the Three Peaks trip. A key feature is the "​longest day", the Saturday, starting on the Cox River near White Dog, thence up and over Cloudmaker, Paralyzer, and finishing - often after dark - on Guouogang. The "three peaks" are between 1140 metres and 1300 metres above sea level, and the intervening valleys between 140 metres and 300 metres above sea level.
  
-THE LONGEST DAY.  
-by Jim Brown: (Sketch presented at the S.M. Annual Re-union, 
-Coolana, 16-17 March, 1985). 
-Introduction:​ Over a good many years, a lot of S.B.W. members have 
-tackled the Three Peaks trip. A key feature is the "​longest day", the Saturday, starting on the Cox River near White Dog, thence up and over Cloudmaker, Paralyzer, and finishing - often after dark - on Guouogang. The "three peaks" are between 1140 metres and 1300 metres above sea level, and the intervening valleys between 140 metres and 300 metres above sea level. 
 The sketch is dedicated to those S.B.W. who have accomplished the longest day - and also to those who have tried. All the tunes are national anthems or national songs. The sketch is dedicated to those S.B.W. who have accomplished the longest day - and also to those who have tried. All the tunes are national anthems or national songs.
-Scene: Cox's River at the base of White Dog on a Saturday morning. + 
-The various bodies are lying on the ground. The leader rises, and shakes into wakefulness one of the others. +---- 
-Leader: (to "The Star Spangled Banner"​) + 
-Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light +__Scene__: Cox's River at the base of White Dog on a Saturday morning. The various bodies are lying on the ground. The leader rises, and shakes into wakefulness one of the others. 
-These ridges we'll climb when the daylight is beaming? All these poor suckers here, when the stars spark tonight Will be still on their feet when they ought to be dreaming. In the evening, climbing Nooroo, their steps will surely, + 
-surely, flag +__Leader__: (to "The Star Spangled Banner"​) 
-At last on Gou-oo-oh-gang ​eap creeps into his bag. + 
-Deputy Leader: O.K. boss. Let's wake 'em all up. (to "The Internationale"​) +Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light\\ 
-Awake ye walkers from your slumbers, +These ridges we'll climb when the daylight is beaming?\\ 
-Arouse ye toilers on the tracks. +All these poor suckers here, when the stars spark tonight\\ 
-Eat any tucker that encumbers,​ +Will be still on their feet when they ought to be dreaming.\\ 
-Then we'll take off with light packs. +In the evening, climbing Nooroo, their steps will surely, surely, flag\\ 
-To the ridges, to the trig points, We'll make it freeand ​fair and fast. But oh, the creaking in your knee joints When this longest day is past. +At last on Gou-oo-oh-gang ​each creeps into his bag. 
-Scene: Late afternoon on Kanangra River, below Paralyser and at the + 
-foot of Nooroo Buttress. Most of the party lying in a stricken attitude +__Deputy Leader__: O.K. boss. Let's wake 'em all up. (to "The Internationale"​) 
-on the ground. One struggles to feet, almost falls, rises again  + 
 +Awake ye walkers from your slumbers,\\ 
 +Arouse ye toilers on the tracks.\\ 
 +Eat any tucker that encumbers,\\ 
 +Then we'll take off with light packs.\\ 
 +To the ridges, to the trig points,\\ 
 +We'll make it free and fair and fast.\\ 
 +But oh, the creaking in your knee joints\\ 
 +When this longest day is past. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__Scene__: Late afternoon on Kanangra River, below Paralyser and at the foot of Nooroo Buttress. Most of the party lying in a stricken attitude on the ground. One struggles to feet, almost falls, rises again... 
 (to "​Deutschland Uber Alles" or hymn tune "​Austria"​) (to "​Deutschland Uber Alles" or hymn tune "​Austria"​)
-Nooroo Gable towering over us Makes a man feel awful frail. Nooroo Gable lowering over us Even boldest spirits quail. + 
-My dash is done, it's gone with the sun +Nooroo Gable towering over us\\ 
-Crawling like a ruptured snail. +Makes a man feel awful frail.\\ 
-Spine and ankles creak, knees are feeling weak,+Nooroo Gable lowering over us\\ 
 +Even boldest spirits quail.\\ 
 +My dash is done, it's gone with the sun\\ 
 +Crawling like a ruptured snail.\\ 
 +Spine and ankles creak, knees are feeling weak,\\
 Must tell the leader this is where I fail. Must tell the leader this is where I fail.
 +
 To the leader - "​Sorry,​ boss, this is where I'm pulling out. I'll just go down the valley and along to the Cox." To the leader - "​Sorry,​ boss, this is where I'm pulling out. I'll just go down the valley and along to the Cox."
-Leader: Oh, well, this is the place where the rabbits check out. Any more? + 
-Deputy: Er....Ah....Well,​ one of my knees isn't too good. Think I'll +__Leader__: Oh, well, this is the place where the rabbits check out. Any more? 
-keep Don company. If you don't mind. Wish I could go on. (Wipes + 
-furtive tear from eye) +__Deputy__: Er....Ah....Well,​ one of my knees isn't too good. Think I'll keep Don company. If you don't mind. Wish I could go on. (Wipes furtive tear from eye) 
-April, 1985 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 17 + 
-At this, another member of the party hurries over and tries at first to persuade the two defectors to go on  then has some doubts ​+At this, another member of the party hurries over and tries at first to persuade the two defectors to go on... then has some doubts...
 (to "La Marseillaise"​) (to "La Marseillaise"​)
-Now come, you can't just drop out here There'​s only Nooroo to assail, + 
-And the end of this long day is near - Only one thousand metres to scale. +Now come, you can't just drop out here\\ 
-Only one thousand metres to scale  +There'​s only Nooroo to assail,\\ 
-(Reflectively) Oh my! A whole thousand metres  +And the end of this long day is near -\\ 
-No wonder they seem so distraught! +Only one thousand metres to scale.\\ 
-Perhaps I should give it some thought..... Perhaps I should stick with the retreaters +Only one thousand metres to scale... 
-(Cheerfully) Cheer up, don't look so blue! Cheer up, Ifl11 go with you! + 
-Let's go...let'​s go... down the valley+(Reflectively) Oh my! A whole thousand metres...\\ 
 +No wonder they seem so distraught!\\ 
 +Perhaps I should give it some thought...\\ 
 +Perhaps I should stick with the retreaters
 + 
 +(Cheerfully) Cheer up, don't look so blue!\\ 
 +Cheer up, I'​ll ​go with you!\\ 
 +Let's go...let'​s go... down the valley\\
 Let's quit this crazy crew. Let's quit this crazy crew.
-Scene: Several hours later. Summit of Guouogang. Remainder of party 'arrives by torch-light. + 
-One of Party: +---- 
-(to "​Advance Australia Fair"​) + 
-Now walkers all let us rejoice +__Scene__: Several hours later. Summit of Guouogang. Remainder of party arrives by torch-light. 
-We've topped Gou-oo-ph-gang. + 
-No whimpers, ​moann, or screams or groans, ​ Well go out with a bang. +__One of Party__: (to "​Advance Australia Fair") 
-Now let us spread our flea-bags here With sense of deep delight, + 
-Then as we lie, with one deep sigh We'll go out like a light. +Now walkers all let us rejoice\\ 
-We've done what we set out to do We've earned a tranquil night. +We've topped Gou-oo-oh-gang.\\ 
-REPORT ON FIRST AID COURSE.  +No whimpers, ​moans, or screams or groans,\\ 
-The 14st weekend in March was fruitfully spent by twenty seven S.B.W. members doing their St.John Ambulance Basic Certificate. +Well go out with a bang. 
-Included were eleven regular walks leaders and a couple of prospectives,​ and with Dot Butler there showing that you're never too old to learn how to try to save a life.+ 
 +Now let us spread our flea-bags here\\ 
 +With sense of deep delight,\\ 
 +Then as we lie, with one deep sigh\\ 
 +We'll go out like a light. 
 + 
 +We've done what we set out to do\\ 
 +We've earned a tranquil night. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Report On First Aid Course===== 
 + 
 +The last weekend in March was fruitfully spent by twenty seven S.B.W. members doing their St.John Ambulance Basic Certificate. Included were eleven regular walks leaders and a couple of prospectives,​ and with Dot Butler there showing that you're never too old to learn how to try to save a life. 
 We practised on mannikins with no arms or legs; Brian Bolton got a vicious lovebite doing the "kiss of life" on one, so she wasn't as '​armless as she looked. We practised on mannikins with no arms or legs; Brian Bolton got a vicious lovebite doing the "kiss of life" on one, so she wasn't as '​armless as she looked.
-had by all, thanks to our instructor and cave rescue + 
-will be held in April, 1986, for those who want a anyone wishing to upgrade to the Voucher Certificate. +A good time was had by all, thanks to our instructor and cave rescue ​expert, Grace Matts. 
-. A gdod time was expert, Grace Matts. + 
-The next course Basic Certificate or +The next course ​will be held in April, 1986, for those who want a Basic Certificate or anyone wishing to upgrade to the Voucher Certificate. 
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1985 + 
-THE S.B.W. ​ANNUAL RE-UNION, 1985. +---- 
 + 
 +===== The S.B.W. ​Annual Re-Union, 1985. ===== 
 by Helen Gray. by Helen Gray.
-"Will you write up this re-union?"​ someone in authority asked, but nicely. So nicely I couldn'​t refuse, even though the request came at the + 
-end of the 'weekend. I hadn't observed the weekend'​s events with a reporter'​s eye, so forgive me if I've failed to record the highlights as you saw them. +"Will you write up this re-union?"​ someone in authority asked, but nicely. So nicely I couldn'​t refuse, even though the request came at the end of the weekend. I hadn't observed the weekend'​s events with a reporter'​s eye, so forgive me if I've failed to record the highlights as you saw them. 
-I arrived early Saturday afternoon to find Coolana almost deserted. This, plus the fact that only 4 persons had contacted me re transport, caused ​tme a little concern. Was this year's re-union to be the first + 
-ever flop? (First ever? Perhaps a re-union of the 50s could be called +I arrived early Saturday afternoon to find Coolana almost deserted. This, plus the fact that only 4 persons had contacted me re transport, caused ​me a little concern. Was this year's re-union to be the first ever flop? (First ever? Perhaps a re-union of the 50s could be called a flop, with a roll-up of one at the venue at Wood's Creek. George Gray was the only one to cross the flooded Nepean River that rain-drenched weekend. But that's another story.) Coolana this re-union wasn't deserted. I'd failed to notice that some had already parked their cars on the opposite side of the river and waded or canoed across, and were now happily "​skinny-dipping"​ in the river. (I don't know who they were - I didn't recognise them without their clothes on.) 
-a flop, with a roll-up of one at the venue at Wood's Creek. George Gray + 
-was the only one to cross the flooded Nepean River that rain-drenched +Soon the place filled. The high camp among the banksias and angopheras suited some, others chose grassy river banks beneath the wattles, while the light sleepers and solitary types scattered themselves around the umpteen ​pleasant ​camp-sites that Coolana offers. The rot soon set in. The hot weather, the company, the almost-warm river seduced any would-be workers away from even thinking about building a camp-fire - until Kath Brown suggested to some of us past-presidents that it was our job to organise the fire-building. 
-weekend. But that's another story.) Coolana this re-union wasn.'t +
-deserted. I'd failed to notice that some had already parked their cars +
-on the opposite side of the river and waded or canoed across, and were now +
-happily "​skinny-dipping"​ in the river. (I don't know who they were - I +
-didn't recognise them without their clothes on.) +
-Soon the place filled. The high camp among the banksias and angopheras suited some, others chose grassy river banks beneath the wattles, while the light sleepers and solitary types scattered themselves around the u pteen pleasant ​caap-sites that Coolana offers. The rot soon,set in. The hot weather, the company, the almost-warm river seduced any would-be workers away from even thinking about building a camp-fire - until Kath Brown suggested to some of us past-presidents that it was our job to organise the fire-building.+
 "What about Barbara, our new President?"​ I moaned from my prone position under a shady tree. "What about Barbara, our new President?"​ I moaned from my prone position under a shady tree.
-"​She'​s busy learning her scripts for the three plays she's in", + 
-replied Kath.+"​She'​s busy learning her scripts for the three plays she's in", replied Kath. 
 Suitably shamed, we got to work. Suitably shamed, we got to work.
-In the meantime, Spiro and John Redfern had arrived with the former'​s + 
-freshly-baked carrot cakes and fruitcakes, coffee and cocoa, etc., drums +In the meantime, Spiro and John Redfern had arrived with the former'​s freshly-baked carrot cakes and fruitcakes, coffee and cocoa, etc., drums of water, a table, and a candelabra. Elsewhere, babies and toddlers were being fed and bedded down. (The latter being unsuccessful,​ judging by the number of happy, wide-awake under-twos at the camp fire later.) 
-of water, a table, and a candelabra. Elsewhere, babies and toddlers + 
-were being fed and bedded down. (The latter being unsuccessful,​ judging +It was quite dark before people started for the fire, but the lighting of the tinder-dry wattle (helped by a little ​kerosene) soon drew the rest, a crowd of 80 or more. As is almost traditional,​ Bob Younger and Barbara Bruce started the sing-song going and attempted to keep us all in key, time, and tune, always a difficult task in the open air and this year made more difficult by a small group who (with the aid of more than __natural__ ​high spirits!) always sang a different song.  This made community singing hard for everyone. 
-by the number of happy, wide-awake under-twos at the camp fire later.) + 
-It was quite dark before people started for the fire, but the lighting of the tinder-dry wattle (helped by a litle kerosene) soon drew the rest, a crowd of 80 or more. As is almost traditional,​ Bob Younger +The S.B.W. Theatrical Company was up to its usual high standard, with Don Matthew'​s "Lets Get Physiotherical",​ inspired by Dot Butler'​s experiences,​ with Dot starring. Jim Brown treated us to "The Frog Prince"​ - written 25 years ago for a previous re-union, but new to most members present. The five players (with Barbara as the Princess) each had a song to sing and wore fanciful costumes, which unfortunately were not seen to best advantage owing to lack of stage illumination. Roger Browne, at his first re-union, took the part of the Frog Prince at short notice - thanks, Roger. Later in the evening "The Longest Day" was presented (no costumes necessary), and several people asked that the words be printed in the magazine. 
-and Barbara Bruce started the sing-song going and attempted to keep us all in key, time, and tune, always a difficult task in the open air and this year made more difficult by a small group who (with the aid of more than natural ​high spirits!) always sang a different song.  This made community singing hard for everyone. + 
-The S.B.W. Theatrical Company was up to its usual high standard, with Don Matthew'​s "Lets Get Physiotherical",​ inspired by Dot Butler'​s experiences,​ with Dot starring. Jim Brown treated us to "The Frog Prince"​ - written 25 years ago for a previous re-union, but new to most members +Our energetic President, Barbara Bruce, never left the stage. Even after conducting, acting, singing or organising, she was the centre of interest for the presidential inauguration when eight past presidents placed the Symbols of Office around her neck. She even had the voice left to make a small speech and the energy to do a quick waltz in the arms of an enthusiastic admirer, resulting in all the chains around her neck becoming hopelessly tangled. (Barbara was still wearing the symbols the next afternoon, so I assume she had to sleep in them. The large horn carvings, particularly the flannel flower, must have been most uncomfortable!) 
-present. The five players (with Barbara as the Princess) each had a song + 
-to sing and wore fanciful costumes, which unfortunately were not seento +Supper was delicious. Thank you, Spiro, for the cakes. Smaller groups now formed for more singing. Some of the shyer (?) members (who won't step forward before the campfire crowd) were persuaded to air their talent. Mike Reynold'​s song of the bantam cock deserves a larger audience, as do Jim Percy'​s nostalgia trips into 1950s songs, especially "​Purple People Eater" with accompanying dance movements. 
-best advantage owing to lack of stage illumination. Roger Browne, at + 
-his first re-union, took the part of the Frog Prince at short notice - +__Sunday__: The early-rising children were swimming noisily when the Ranger, from the reserve across the river, made his first round of the day. The children'​s voices dropped to a hush at his stern look and the only sound was the dipping of Craig Austin'​s oars as he left Coolana'​s banks for his car opposite. 
-thanks, Roger. Later in the evening "The Longest Day" was presented + 
-(no costumes necessary), and several people asked that the words be printed in the magazine. +"You shouldn'​t be camped-there."​ called the Ranger with authority. "​That'​s private property."​ "​It'​s O.K. I'm a Sydney Bush Walker and we own the land." "Then you shouldn'​t park on this side of the river."​ 
-April, 1985  THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 19 + 
-Our energetic President, Barbara Bruce, never left the stage. Even +guess it's good to know our property is being watched for us. 
-after conducting, acting, singing or organising, she was the centre of interest for the presidential-, inauguration when eight past presidents placed the Symbols of Office around her neck. She even had the voice left to make a small speech and the energy to do a quick waltz in the arms of an enthusiastic admirer, resulting in all the chainsaround her + 
-neck becoming hopelessly tangled. (Barbara was still wearing the symbols +I had woken to bright sunlight, with the river valley below still in mist, a beautiful sight. Already the keener cooks were preparing for the damper competition and speculating as to who would win. Joan Rigby, a hot favourite, didn't enter this year. (She was too busy answering questions - about her accident of some months ago while on her motor-bike - to the seemingly endless number of people asking after her injury. Joan has made good progress and is again back on the bike and intends to discard her walking stick very soon.) Joan would have had stiff competition ​this year. While judges Jim Percy and Barbara Bruce (yes! Barbara again - now in a bikini but still with tangled dingle-dangles) finally decided on the winner, we who devoured the dampers found all were delicious. 
-the next afternoon, so I assume she had to sleep in them. The large horn carvings, particularly the flannel flower, must have been most uncomfortable!) + 
-Supper was delicious. Thank you, Spiro, for the cakes. Smaller +Eighty or more enjoyed this re-union, and about 350 missed out and the loss is their'​s. Perhaps we re-union reporters paint a picture of a soft weekend which doesn'​t appeal to you. However, despite this reporter'​s inactivity, many are most energetic. A couple of years ago, a bike riding contingent rode from Mittagong along roads and fire trails and almost non-existent tracks to the dam, where they were met by friends with canoes who ferried them (plus gear, plus bikes, AND after dark) to the other side. They enjoyed the Saturday night'​s activities, then rode to Nowra station the next day. Hardly a soft weekend! Others have done virtually the same trip on foot. Yet others enjoy a canoeing weekend. Of course there is always li-loing and swimming, not to mention exploring the over 100 acres of bushland of the property (YOUR property, as a member.). Start thinking about next year. Could you lead a walk/canoe trip/bike ride/car swap trip, with Coolana as the Saturday night venue? 
-groups now formed for more singing. Some of the shyer (?) members (who +
-won't step forward before the campfire crowd) were persuaded to air their talent.' ​Mike Reynold 's song of the bantam cock deserves a larger audience, as do Jim Percy'​s nostalgia trips into 1950s songs, especially "​Purple People Eater" with accompanying dance movements. +
-Sunday: The early-rising children were swimming noisily when the Ranger, from the reserve across the river, made his first round of the day. The +
-children'​s voices dropped to a hush at his stern look and the only sound was the dipping of-Craig Austin'​s oars as he left Coolana'​s banks for his car opposite. +
-"You shouldn'​t be camped-there."​ called the Ranger with authority. "​That'​s private property." ​."​It'​s O.K. I'm a Sydney Bush Walker and +
-we own the land." "Then you shouldn'​t park on this side of the river."​ +
-gueSs it's good to know our property is being watched for us. +
-I had'woken to bright sunlight, with the river valley below still +
-in mist, ''beautiful sight. Already the keener cooks were preparing for +
-the damper competition and speculating as to who would win. Joan Rigby, +
-a hot favourite, didn't enter this year. (She was too busy answering +
-questions - about her accident of some months ago while on her motor-bike - to the seemingly endless number of people asking after her injury. Joan has made good progress and is again back on the bike and intends to +
-discard her walking stick very soon.) Joan would have had stiff compet- +
-ition this year. While judges Jim Percy and Barbara Bruce (yes! Barbara again - now in a bikini but still with tangled dingle-dangles) finally decided on the winner, we who devoured the dampers found all were delicious. +
-Eighty or more enjoyed this re-union, and about 350 missed out and the loss is their'​s. Perhaps we re-union reporters paint a picture of a soft weekend which doesn'​t appeal to you. However, despite this +
-reporter'​s inactivity, many are most energetic. A couple of years ago, a bike riding contingent rode from Mittagong along roads and fire trails and almost non-existent tracks to the dam, where they were met by friends with canoes who ferried them (plus gear, plus bikes, AND after dark) to +
-the other side. They enjoyed the Saturday night'​s activities, then rode +
-to Nowra station the next day. Hardly a soft weekend! Others have done +
-virtually the same trip on foot. Yet others enjoy a canoeing weekend. Of course there is always li-loing and swimming, not to mention exploring the over 100 acres of bushland of the property (YOUR property, as a +
-member.). Start thinking about next year. Could you lead a walk/canoe +
-trip/bike ride/car swap trip, with Coolana as the Saturday night venue?+
 But leave me out. I'll continue to enjoy S.B.W. re-unions in my usual manner; renewing old friendships,​ meeting new people, recalling past trips and planning new ones. But leave me out. I'll continue to enjoy S.B.W. re-unions in my usual manner; renewing old friendships,​ meeting new people, recalling past trips and planning new ones.
-Footnote: The price of lazyness is... grass ticks! I got 200 or more. + 
-Can anyone better that? +__Footnote__: The price of lazyness is... grass ticks! I got 200 or more. Can anyone better that? 
-Page 20 THE SYDNEY BIT3HWALKER April, 1985 + 
-BUSH DANCE - The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs is holding a danceto raise money to pay for a S. & R. trailer. ​Date - Friday, 3rd May. +---- 
-Venue - Lane Cove Town Hall, Longueville Road. Cost - $7 at door. + 
-B.Y.O. drink AND supper. ​Dress - casual. No need to bring a partner. +=== Bush Dance. === 
-The S.B.W. PARTY is being arranged by Barbara Bruce (546,6570) and +The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs is holding a dance to raise money to pay for a S. & R. trailer. 
-Denise Shaw (525,​0316). ​COME ALONG AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT! 7 pm - 1 am. + 
-******** +__Date__ ​- Friday, 3rd May. __Venue__ ​- Lane Cove Town Hall, Longueville Road. __Cost__ ​- $7 at door. B.Y.O. drink AND supper. ​__Dress__ ​- casual. No need to bring a partner. 
-SOCIAL NOTES by Bill Holland. + 
-May 1 .Committee meeting - where matters of international importance are discussed behind closed doors, and new members get their chance to meet the committee. +The __S.B.W. PARTY__ ​is being arranged by Barbara Bruce (546,6570) and Denise Shaw (525,0316). 
-May 3 . Federation Bush Dance at Lane Cove Town Hall. + 
-May 8 .Learn to give a back massage. A professional instructor will teach you how to give a relaxing back massage to soothe those +Come along and have a great night! 7 pm - 1 am. 
-aches and pains. The lesson starts at 7 pm sharp! Bring a + 
-towel and a mat such as a Therm-a-rest or foam pad. +---- 
-May 15 Maurie Bloom will show his slides of the South Island of New + 
-Zealand, together with an informative commentary. Sorry, +===== Social Notes===== 
-Maurie, for mis-spelling your name on the Walks Programme. + 
-DINNER ​before this meeting at Eric's Seafood Restaurant, 316 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest. 6.30 pm sharp, B.Y.O. +by Bill Holland. 
-Don't be late, since the restaurant closes just after 6.30 pm. We'll be in the private room at the back. Impressions of + 
-this place were most favourable last time we ate there. +=== May 1. === 
-May 22 .Magazine wrapping night - come along to help out, and to see what's involved in the production of our monthly magazine. + 
-May 29 .Members Slide night - the theme this time is PEOPLE. Bring +Committee meeting - where matters of international importance are discussed behind closed doors, and new members get their chance to meet the committee. 
-a dozen or two of your favourite slides to show. + 
-* * * * * * * * +=== May 3. === 
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ​1985. + 
 +Federation Bush Dance at Lane Cove Town Hall. 
 + 
 +=== May 8. === 
 + 
 +Learn to give a back massage. A professional instructor will teach you how to give a relaxing back massage to soothe those aches and pains. The lesson starts at 7 pm sharp! Bring a towel and a mat such as a Therm-a-rest or foam pad. 
 + 
 +=== May 15. === 
 + 
 +Maurie Bloom will show his slides of the South Island of New Zealand, together with an informative commentary. Sorry, Maurie, for mis-spelling your name on the Walks Programme. 
 + 
 +Dinner ​before this meeting at Eric's Seafood Restaurant, 316 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest. 6.30 pm sharp, B.Y.O. Don't be late, since the restaurant closes just after 6.30 pm. We'll be in the private room at the back. Impressions of this place were most favourable last time we ate there. 
 + 
 +=== May 22. === 
 + 
 +Magazine wrapping night - come along to help out, and to see what's involved in the production of our monthly magazine. 
 + 
 +=== May 29. === 
 + 
 +Members Slide night - the theme this time is __people__. Bring a dozen or two of your favourite slides to show. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Annual Subscriptions ​1985. ===== 
 At the Annual General Meeting on 13th March Annual Subscriptions were fixed as follows:- At the Annual General Meeting on 13th March Annual Subscriptions were fixed as follows:-
-Single member $11 + 
-Household - $11 plus $5 for each extra +Single member|$11| 
-person in household $16 (for 2 people) +Household - $11 plus $5 for each extra person in household|$16 (for 2 people)| 
-$21 ( " ​" ​+| |$21 (for people)| 
-$26 ( " ​rt +| |$26 (for people)| 
-Full-time student (unless included in household subscription) $ 9 +|Full-time student (unless included in household subscription)|$ 9| 
-Entrance Fee $ 3+|Entrance Fee|$ 3
 At the April Committee Meeting the following subscriptions were fixed:- At the April Committee Meeting the following subscriptions were fixed:-
-Non-active member + magazine posted $ 9 
-" (no magazine) $ 3 
-Prospective member - for 6 months $ 5 
  
 +|Non-active member + magazine posted|$ 9|
 +|Non-active member (no magazine)|$ 3|
 +|Prospective member - for 6 months|$ 5|
 +
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