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 Wednesday evening from 7.45 pm at the Cahill Community Centre (Upper Hall) 34 Falcon Street, Crow's Nest. Wednesday evening from 7.45 pm at the Cahill Community Centre (Upper Hall) 34 Falcon Street, Crow's Nest.
  
-EDITOR ​| Ainslie Morris, 45 Austin Street, Lane Cove, 2066. Telephone 428 3178.| +Editor ​| Ainslie Morris, 45 Austin Street, Lane Cove, 2066. Telephone 428 3178.| 
-BUSINESS MANAGER ​| Bill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford,​ 2118. Telephone 871 1207. | +Business Manager ​| Bill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford,​ 2118. Telephone 871 1207. | 
-PRODUCTION MANAGER ​| Helen Gray. | +Production Manager ​| Helen Gray. | 
-|TYPIST ​| Kath Brown. | +|Typist ​| Kath Brown. | 
-PRINTERS ​| Phil Butt, Barry Wallace & Morag Ryder. |+Printers ​| Phil Butt, Barry Wallace & Morag Ryder. |
  
-===== NOVEMBER, 1985. =====+===== November, 1985. =====
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 | "De Non Apparentibus et de Non Existentibus Eadem Est Ratio" | Phil Butt | 2 | | "De Non Apparentibus et de Non Existentibus Eadem Est Ratio" | Phil Butt | 2 |
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 | New Members | | 18 | | New Members | | 18 |
  
-PAGE 2 Inserted After - needs tidying+===== "De Non Apparentibus Et De Non Existentibus Eadem Est Ratio" =====
  
-Page 2  +by Phil Butt
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER  +
-NOvember, 1985  +
-11 wins APPARENTIM• ET DE NON EXISTENTIBUS. EADEM EST RATION,  +
--7=E5 755 3: ,  +
-Part One.   +
-Mot Ayder  +
-As it is now virtually the third anniversary of my most recent journey to the South West of Tasmania I am of the opinion it be appropriate that I should endeavour to recount some of the experiences I enjoyed on one of the better walks in which I have had the privilege of participating. And so it came to pass in the year of grace Nineteen Hundred and Eighty. Two, having finished my conferences and other businesses in the city of Hobart, for which purpose I had travelled thereto, that I did set out Southwards to commence an expedition along the South Coast. As it was well nigh impossible to travel ​by public conveyances to the small settlement of Cockle Creek, the elected commencement of my expedition, and similarly difficult to inveigle strangers to give me free passage, I called upon a fellow conference-goer to convey me thither. To this propos-ition he agreed with the greatest alacrity, deeming it a most pleasureable diversion for the afternoon.  +
-In my preparation for my proposed expedition I was cogniscant of the ecological damage occasioned to camp sites in the South West of Tasmania by large parties and therefore I considered it behoved me to take proper notice of this. I therefore did decide to travel alone without horse, dog or divining rod. In further preparation for my proposed expedition I did also organise certain foods for my consumption,​ equipment for my protection against the diverse elements and equipment so that I might reasonably convey the said items. To assist in navigation I took compass and maps, together with a route guide, which I now believe should have properly been called "A Canoe-ist'​s Guide to the Bushwalking Tracks of South West Tasmania"​. In brief, I carried some eighteen days' food of a mass of approximately one kilogram per diem, with an all up pack mass of no less than 38 kilograms, which included such luxuries as an SLR camera, a Gortex parka, a modicum of Scotch Whisky and some coffee beans. My tent system, anticipating the normally dismal weather, was a three person Golden Tan South-Wester,​ together with a two person tent fly, borrowed for the occasion from an esteemed member of the Club. In spite of daylight saving and a relatively early start from Hobart (approximately 1730) it was at nautical twilight-in fine weather that camp was made but a short distance from the Southern Ocean (some two hours walking beyond the aforesaid Cockle Creek). ​+
  
 +Illustrations by Morag Ryder
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 +As it is now virtually the third anniversary of my most recent journey to the South West of Tasmania I am of the opinion it be appropriate that I should endeavour to recount some of the experiences I enjoyed on one of the better walks in which I have had the privilege of participating.
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 +And so it came to pass in the year of grace Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Two, having finished my conferences and other businesses in the city of Hobart, for which purpose I had travelled thereto, that I did set out Southwards to commence an expedition along the South Coast. ​
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 +As it was well nigh impossible to travel by public conveyances to the small settlement of Cockle Creek, the elected commencement of my expedition, and similarly difficult to inveigle strangers to give me free passage, I called upon a fellow conference-goer to convey me thither. To this proposition he agreed with the greatest alacrity, deeming it a most pleasurable diversion for the afternoon. ​
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 +In my preparation for my proposed expedition I was cognisant of the ecological damage occasioned to camp sites in the South West of Tasmania by large parties and therefore I considered it behooved me to take proper notice of this. I therefore did decide to travel alone without horse, dog or divining rod. In further preparation for my proposed expedition I did also organise certain foods for my consumption,​ equipment for my protection against the diverse elements and equipment so that I might reasonably convey the said items. To assist in navigation I took compass and maps, together with a route guide, which I now believe should have properly been called "A Canoeist'​s Guide to the Bushwalking Tracks of South West Tasmania"​. ​
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 +In brief, I carried some eighteen days' food of a mass of approximately one kilogram per diem, with an all up pack mass of no less than 38 kilograms, which included such luxuries as an SLR camera, a Gortex parka, a modicum of Scotch Whisky and some coffee beans. My tent system, anticipating the normally dismal weather, was a three person Golden Tan South-Wester,​ together with a two person tent fly, borrowed for the occasion from an esteemed member of the Club. In spite of daylight saving and a relatively early start from Hobart (approximately 1730) it was at nautical twilight-in fine weather that camp was made but a short distance from the Southern Ocean (some two hours walking beyond the aforesaid Cockle Creek). ​
  
 The next four days were fine and friendly as I luxuriated in extremely pleasant late November weather, valiantly endeavouring to devour some of the mass of my food, prior to my ascent of the Ironbounds, at camp sites at Granite Beach, Osmiridium Beach, Rocky Boat Inlet and finally Deadman'​s Bay. Although I was very much aware of the deteriorating weather pattern as I strolled along Prion Beach and as I followed the track between Rocky Boat Inlet and Deadman'​s Bay, I should perhaps have taken more notice of these The next four days were fine and friendly as I luxuriated in extremely pleasant late November weather, valiantly endeavouring to devour some of the mass of my food, prior to my ascent of the Ironbounds, at camp sites at Granite Beach, Osmiridium Beach, Rocky Boat Inlet and finally Deadman'​s Bay. Although I was very much aware of the deteriorating weather pattern as I strolled along Prion Beach and as I followed the track between Rocky Boat Inlet and Deadman'​s Bay, I should perhaps have taken more notice of these
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 I proceeded, with only a slight improvement in the weather, to New Harbour. From here it was Northwards to Moth Creek and Port Davey International Airport, where the weather, concluding I had had my baptism so to speak, decided it were time to become a little more serious. And it did! I proceeded, with only a slight improvement in the weather, to New Harbour. From here it was Northwards to Moth Creek and Port Davey International Airport, where the weather, concluding I had had my baptism so to speak, decided it were time to become a little more serious. And it did!
  
-TO BE CONTINUED.+To Be Continued. 
 + 
 +===== Additions To Blue Mountains National Park =====
  
-===== ADDITIONS TO BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK. ===== 
 (Reprinted with permission from The Colong Bulletin, September 1985.) (Reprinted with permission from The Colong Bulletin, September 1985.)
  
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 The escarpment addition appears to end at the cliff line. It is important that abominations such as the road down to Kedumba, the bulldozing of Nellie'​s Glen, pipe lines and the once proposed road along Narrow Neck be prevented, but even more important is the prevention of structures such as the Leura resort, near enough to the escarpment to intrude on its natural scenic beauty. This will only be achieved if the Council, and the Government, restricts development to environmentally acceptable sites zoned in advance for the purpose, rather than letting developers pick the sites they want, then legitimising their choice by legislation. The escarpment addition appears to end at the cliff line. It is important that abominations such as the road down to Kedumba, the bulldozing of Nellie'​s Glen, pipe lines and the once proposed road along Narrow Neck be prevented, but even more important is the prevention of structures such as the Leura resort, near enough to the escarpment to intrude on its natural scenic beauty. This will only be achieved if the Council, and the Government, restricts development to environmentally acceptable sites zoned in advance for the purpose, rather than letting developers pick the sites they want, then legitimising their choice by legislation.
  
-===== WHAT NOW? Series ​on FIRST AID. =====+===== What Now? Series ​On First Aid. =====
  
 by Ainslie Morris. by Ainslie Morris.
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 There is more than one way of handling the situation - if you want to give another opinion, write to the Editor. There is more than one way of handling the situation - if you want to give another opinion, write to the Editor.
  
-SITUATION ​3: \\+Situation ​3: \\
 A person carrying a weekend pack slips on a rock in a creek bed. A person carrying a weekend pack slips on a rock in a creek bed.
  
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 What is your - \\ What is your - \\
-(1) MEDIATE ​ACTION? \\+(1) IMMEDIATE ​ACTION? \\
 (2) ASSESSMENT OF THE INJURY? \\ (2) ASSESSMENT OF THE INJURY? \\
 (3) TREATMENT - \\ (3) TREATMENT - \\
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 Test Walk? It would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Tom Moss 389-5583. Test Walk? It would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Tom Moss 389-5583.
  
-===== THE WOLLANGAMBE WILDERNESS. =====+===== The Wollangambe Wilderness. ===== 
 by Oliver Crawford. ​ by Oliver Crawford. ​
  
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 So down we went until we reached the small dry creek bed running north on grid 550. Some rearrangement of the vegetation was necessary in this creek bed, but apart from that, it proved to be an easy access to the main creek. Perhaps a half hour was consumed in taking in the delights of Yarramun Creek and finding a camp site, whereupon we had lunch at about 12.30. So down we went until we reached the small dry creek bed running north on grid 550. Some rearrangement of the vegetation was necessary in this creek bed, but apart from that, it proved to be an easy access to the main creek. Perhaps a half hour was consumed in taking in the delights of Yarramun Creek and finding a camp site, whereupon we had lunch at about 12.30.
  
-Some clearing of bracken, dead branches and stones was necessary to put up our three tents and clear a fire place, but this was achieved in quick time (no cave of any worth was found in the vicinity), and we set out on an afternoon stroll to find a ridge out to the north for the next leg. Believe it or not, the one immediately above the camp site proved to be quite easy. There were only a couple of spots where 4 WD, had to be engaged, just to get over a couple of low ledges. This ridge then followed the familiar undulating pattern, but we turned to the right as soon as we headed the creek and came back down the next spur over a conical hill. This proved much harder at the bottom and when compared to the previous spur, I would not recommend it as a good route. However the views from the peak of the cone were worthwhile. Mt. Cameron and Tambo Limb were visible to the north, also Mt. Wilson to the south.+Some clearing of bracken, dead branches and stones was necessary to put up our three tents and clear a fire place, but this was achieved in quick time (no cave of any worth was found in the vicinity), and we set out on an afternoon stroll to find a ridge out to the north for the next leg. Believe it or not, the one immediately above the camp site proved to be quite easy. There were only a couple of spots where 4WD had to be engaged, just to get over a couple of low ledges. This ridge then followed the familiar undulating pattern, but we turned to the right as soon as we headed the creek and came back down the next spur over a conical hill. This proved much harder at the bottom and when compared to the previous spur, I would not recommend it as a good route. However the views from the peak of the cone were worthwhile. Mt. Cameron and Tambo Limb were visible to the north, also Mt. Wilson to the south.
  
 In the evening our small group enjoyed the usual conviviality around the camp fire. Jim had brought wine for four but only two of us partook of it so the ground that night became really soft. In the evening our small group enjoyed the usual conviviality around the camp fire. Jim had brought wine for four but only two of us partook of it so the ground that night became really soft.
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 I believe that all four of us enjoyed the walk which turned out easier than at least one member thought. He envisaged us following the streams all the way. If that were so, I believe we would still have been walking, or swimming, or something! I believe that all four of us enjoyed the walk which turned out easier than at least one member thought. He envisaged us following the streams all the way. If that were so, I believe we would still have been walking, or swimming, or something!
  
-===== USE STOVES IN TASMANIA ​PLEASE. =====+===== Use Stoves In Tasmania ​Please. =====
  
 The Tasmanian National Parks & Wildlife Service is asking walkers in the State'​s South-West and Central Plateau areas to carry and use portable stoves instead of lighting campfires. The Tasmanian National Parks & Wildlife Service is asking walkers in the State'​s South-West and Central Plateau areas to carry and use portable stoves instead of lighting campfires.
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 Firewood is a diminishing resource around many highland campsites. Please help to conserve our heritage. Carry and use a stove. Firewood is a diminishing resource around many highland campsites. Please help to conserve our heritage. Carry and use a stove.
  
-===== WELCOME TO VISIT. =====+===== Welcome To Visit. =====
  
 Don and Jenny Cornell have moved to Queensland, and have said they'd like to see their old bushwalking friends. They are at 2 Palm Glen, 21 Martin Street, Nerang, 4211. Phone (075)58-3826 for directions. Nerang is on the road to Brisbane behind the Gold Coast, and is where you can turn off for the Lamington National Park. I hear they have bought a bush block nearby. Don and Jenny Cornell have moved to Queensland, and have said they'd like to see their old bushwalking friends. They are at 2 Palm Glen, 21 Martin Street, Nerang, 4211. Phone (075)58-3826 for directions. Nerang is on the road to Brisbane behind the Gold Coast, and is where you can turn off for the Lamington National Park. I hear they have bought a bush block nearby.
  
-===== ONE MORE PRINTER WANTED FOR 1986! =====+===== One More Printer Wanted For 1986! =====
  
 A second volunteer has agreed to help print the Club magazine next year when the present printers take a rest from the job. But a third  helper is needed. ​ A second volunteer has agreed to help print the Club magazine next year when the present printers take a rest from the job. But a third  helper is needed. ​
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-===== THE ASSOCIATIONS INCORPORATION ACT. ===== +===== The Associations Incorporation Act. =====  
 by Barrie Murdoch. by Barrie Murdoch.
  
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 On the other hand incorporation might save you from appearing on a writ. What do you think? On the other hand incorporation might save you from appearing on a writ. What do you think?
  
-===== FROM THE PRESIDENT. =====+===== From The President. =====
  
 With the seriousness demanded in "​consigning a soul to the depths",​ I entreat you to give the matter of Incorporation your earnest consideration. With the seriousness demanded in "​consigning a soul to the depths",​ I entreat you to give the matter of Incorporation your earnest consideration.
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 Please read Barrie Murdoch'​s notes carefully, and come along to the December General Meeting, when the subject will be given a full hearing. Please read Barrie Murdoch'​s notes carefully, and come along to the December General Meeting, when the subject will be given a full hearing.
  
-BARBARA BRUCE. President.+Barbara Bruce. President. 
 + 
 +===== Impressions Of A Prospective. =====
  
-===== IMPRESSIONS OF A PROSPECTIVE. ===== 
 by Margaret Niven. by Margaret Niven.
  
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 When my husband, Bob, and I decided to apply to S.B.W. for prospective membership, we had already done quite a bit of track walking, involving some overnighting,​ usually accompanied by our two youngest children, so done at a very sedate pace. When my husband, Bob, and I decided to apply to S.B.W. for prospective membership, we had already done quite a bit of track walking, involving some overnighting,​ usually accompanied by our two youngest children, so done at a very sedate pace.
  
-On being given the walks programme, we were told that some of the leaders were hard walkers. So what did we do but pick Gordon Lee for our first week-end walk leader! In the programme it read "Tree- spotting walk in Chichester State Forest",​ and sounded just right for us. Well, we did spot some beautiful tallowwood, turpentine, giant banksias and fantastic bird's nest and elkhorn ferns and orchids whilst scrambling through bush laced with lawyer vine and "​wait-a-while"​.+On being given the walks programme, we were told that some of the leaders were hard walkers. So what did we do but pick Gordon Lee for our first week-end walk leader! In the programme it read "​Tree-spotting walk in Chichester State Forest",​ and sounded just right for us. Well, we did spot some beautiful tallowwood, turpentine, giant banksias and fantastic bird's nest and elkhorn ferns and orchids whilst scrambling through bush laced with lawyer vine and "​wait-a-while"​.
  
 We finally reached the Karuah Creek which was our first goal, and after a very welcome lunch on the bank, our tree-spotting week-end turned into a rock-slipping criss-crossing of said creek. Gordon gave us encouragement and instruction,​ as we had not done much wading before. After 2.5 hours of this, it had started raining and dusk was falling, so we elected to set up camp in the first likely place we found. Gordon, despite the soaked wood and rain, soon had a good fire going and a "happy hour" drink soon had all of us admitting it had been a fun day. We finally reached the Karuah Creek which was our first goal, and after a very welcome lunch on the bank, our tree-spotting week-end turned into a rock-slipping criss-crossing of said creek. Gordon gave us encouragement and instruction,​ as we had not done much wading before. After 2.5 hours of this, it had started raining and dusk was falling, so we elected to set up camp in the first likely place we found. Gordon, despite the soaked wood and rain, soon had a good fire going and a "happy hour" drink soon had all of us admitting it had been a fun day.
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 Then all headed off for home, Bob and I feeling that we had managed our first outing. How appreciative we were for all the advice and encouragement we had received from our leader, Gordon Lee! Then all headed off for home, Bob and I feeling that we had managed our first outing. How appreciative we were for all the advice and encouragement we had received from our leader, Gordon Lee!
  
-===== FAMILY WALK. Sunday, 1st December. =====+===== Family Walk. Sunday, 1st December. =====
  
 __ Woodford Station__ - Bedford Road - Linda Rock - Wilson'​s Glen - Woodford. Please bring water. Distance: 7 km. Train 8.12 (C) Central. __ Woodford Station__ - Bedford Road - Linda Rock - Wilson'​s Glen - Woodford. Please bring water. Distance: 7 km. Train 8.12 (C) Central.
 Adult Fare $7.50. Leader:- MARGARET REID 94-2630. Adult Fare $7.50. Leader:- MARGARET REID 94-2630.
  
-===== YERRANDERIE ​11/​12/​13 ​OCTOBER ​WALKS REPORT. =====+===== Yerranderie ​11/​12/​13 ​October ​Walks Report. ===== 
 by Ray Hookway. by Ray Hookway.
  
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 The party finished the walk with hot chocolates at Aroney'​s which was deserted of the other walkers due to the wet weather drawing them home early. The party finished the walk with hot chocolates at Aroney'​s which was deserted of the other walkers due to the wet weather drawing them home early.
  
-===== ACCOMMODATION. =====+===== Accommodation. =====
  
 Paddington terrace house available to share, or to lease over school Xmas holidays. Phone JUDY MCMILLAN 331-2593. Paddington terrace house available to share, or to lease over school Xmas holidays. Phone JUDY MCMILLAN 331-2593.
  
-===== WHAT NOWFIRST AID ANSWERS. =====+===== What NowFirst Aid Answers. ===== 
 by Ainslie Morris. by Ainslie Morris.
  
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 Carry the patient out. (This is the hard part - see next page.) \\ Carry the patient out. (This is the hard part - see next page.) \\
  
-===== OH DEARWHAT CAN THE MATTER BE...? =====+===== Oh DearWhat Can The Matter Be...? ===== 
 by Ainslie Morris. by Ainslie Morris.
  
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 So we hope the next rescue isn't required by an S.B.W. member! How about making a special point of __not__ planning something else on the next practice weekend, and __do__ come and have an interesting,​ fun time? So we hope the next rescue isn't required by an S.B.W. member! How about making a special point of __not__ planning something else on the next practice weekend, and __do__ come and have an interesting,​ fun time?
  
-===== COOLANA FIREPLACE ​=====+===== Coolana Fireplace ​=====
  
 There we were, fourteen wet and hungry bushwalkers washed out of the Budawangs trying to cook our evening meal over the fire at Coolana. Only two or three could get to the fire at one time and There we were, fourteen wet and hungry bushwalkers washed out of the Budawangs trying to cook our evening meal over the fire at Coolana. Only two or three could get to the fire at one time and
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 Members will be saddened to learn of the death this month of-well known club member, Jenny Madden. Our deepest sympathy to Stan and their sons John, Bruce and Peter. Members will be saddened to learn of the death this month of-well known club member, Jenny Madden. Our deepest sympathy to Stan and their sons John, Bruce and Peter.
  
-===== NOTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING ​6-11-85. =====+===== Notes Of Committee Meeting ​6-11-85. =====
  
 __Coolana__ has again had non-member visitors, including a 4-wheel drive vehicle going past the gate. It will be moved at the next General Meeting that a welded barrier gate replace the existing unlocked gate. Use of the property is likely to snowball and develop into abuse. __Coolana__ has again had non-member visitors, including a 4-wheel drive vehicle going past the gate. It will be moved at the next General Meeting that a welded barrier gate replace the existing unlocked gate. Use of the property is likely to snowball and develop into abuse.
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 Public Liability Insurance cover extends to all programmed Club activities. This cover will only extend to an off-program __activity__ of which the Committee has been advised in writing prior to that activity. Public Liability Insurance cover extends to all programmed Club activities. This cover will only extend to an off-program __activity__ of which the Committee has been advised in writing prior to that activity.
  
-===== SOCIAL NOTES. =====+===== Social Notes. ===== 
 by Bill Holland. by Bill Holland.
  
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 * Dinner before the meeting at "Green Gardens Restaurant",​ 55 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. BYOG. 6.30 pm sharp. * Dinner before the meeting at "Green Gardens Restaurant",​ 55 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. BYOG. 6.30 pm sharp.
  
-===== NEW MEMBERS. =====+===== New Members. =====
  
 Please add the following names to your list of members:- \\ Please add the following names to your list of members:- \\
 GARDAM, Brent, 29 North Parade, Auburn, 2144. Phone 648 5336 (work) \\ GARDAM, Brent, 29 North Parade, Auburn, 2144. Phone 648 5336 (work) \\
 SCOTT, Chris, 8 Fletcher Avenue, Miranda, 2228. Phone 524 3126 (H) SCOTT, Chris, 8 Fletcher Avenue, Miranda, 2228. Phone 524 3126 (H)
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