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-SIX BROTHERS+===== Six Brothers=====
  
 by Ainslie Morris. by Ainslie Morris.
  
-The Second Colo River Trip led by Don Finch 15,16,17 November 1985. +=== The Second Colo River Trip led by Don Finch 15,16,17 November 1985. === 
  
 The gathering in the pub at Windsor near the bridge over the Nepean consisted of a few innocents and several wise men and women. Or were we any the wiser after the first Colo River trip classified by Don as "​medium"?​ I'd have called that 50 km upstream from Pass 6 to Glen Davis "​hard"​. This weekend going downstream was to show me why those bludgers coming down from Glen Davis called it only "​medium"​. The gathering in the pub at Windsor near the bridge over the Nepean consisted of a few innocents and several wise men and women. Or were we any the wiser after the first Colo River trip classified by Don as "​medium"?​ I'd have called that 50 km upstream from Pass 6 to Glen Davis "​hard"​. This weekend going downstream was to show me why those bludgers coming down from Glen Davis called it only "​medium"​.
-The bushwalker'​s maxim - down is easier than up - definitely applies to the Colo River, that is, once you actually get down into it. Having descended precipitately down Pass 5, I was interested to see what Pass 6 really had to offer. But first we had to get to it. 
  
-Friday night saw our group of cars move on to the Six Brothers 1:25000 map and pull off the Putty Road to park at map reference 808191 in order the better to savour the comfort of warmth and dryness as the rain storm dropped the lot outside. As the torrential downpour eased a fraction, our leader had us out in order to demonstrate the ephemeral nature of dryness. While some took the vehicles round onto the Grassy Hill fire trail for our return to Sydney, Carol Bruce led us off along the Culoul Range fire trail. It was dark +The bushwalker'​s maxim - down is easier than up - definitely applies to the Colo River, that is, once you actually get down into it. Having descended precipitately down Pass 5½, I was interested to see what Pass 6 really had to offer. But first we had to get to it. 
-and wet, so we just shut our eyes and walked on, dreaming of the insides of cars.+ 
 +Friday night saw our group of cars move on to the Six Brothers 1:25000 map and pull off the Putty Road to park at map reference 808191 in order the better to savour the comfort of warmth and dryness as the rain storm dropped the lot outside. As the torrential downpour eased a fraction, our leader had us out in order to demonstrate the ephemeral nature of dryness. While some took the vehicles round onto the Grassy Hill fire trail for our return to Sydney, Carol Bruce led us off along the Culoul Range fire trail. It was dark and wet, so we just shut our eyes and walked on, dreaming of the insides of cars.
  
 Soon the leader and drivers caught us up, and a few kilometres were covered until we, and what was left of our leader, decided to camp. As tents and flies were put up the mossies took shelter from the rain, and we snatched a few hours sleep. Saturday morning dawned absolutely beautiful and the sun shone all day and on Sunday, only letting up on Saturday night, which was mossie-free on the Colo. Soon the leader and drivers caught us up, and a few kilometres were covered until we, and what was left of our leader, decided to camp. As tents and flies were put up the mossies took shelter from the rain, and we snatched a few hours sleep. Saturday morning dawned absolutely beautiful and the sun shone all day and on Sunday, only letting up on Saturday night, which was mossie-free on the Colo.
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 So we drifted down, not at all cold, and keeping direction by using our legs like paddle wheels and hand-sculling steadily. At the cascades we checked the rocks and force of the water, and it was either a walkaround or a "Here she goes!" It was great. Then another long drift in a pool, either chatting or quietly contemplating the fantastic cliffs above. Sculpted into half-caves like seashells, overhangs twisted out in curlicues, the cliffs rose in apricot and peach creams and pinks and orange hues all the way up their two hundred metre heights. Oh, glorious wilderness! So we drifted down, not at all cold, and keeping direction by using our legs like paddle wheels and hand-sculling steadily. At the cascades we checked the rocks and force of the water, and it was either a walkaround or a "Here she goes!" It was great. Then another long drift in a pool, either chatting or quietly contemplating the fantastic cliffs above. Sculpted into half-caves like seashells, overhangs twisted out in curlicues, the cliffs rose in apricot and peach creams and pinks and orange hues all the way up their two hundred metre heights. Oh, glorious wilderness!
  
-Boorai Creek offered clean fresh water and a wide sandy bwil opposite for a campsite. We swam, sunbathed, and dried off wet sleeping bags. Silly me did not tie up my canyon bag properly. A campfire and yarning under the stars, and a good rest for a fairly hard day on the morrow.+Boorai Creek offered clean fresh water and a wide sandy beach opposite for a campsite. We swam, sunbathed, and dried off wet sleeping bags. Silly me did not tie up my canyon bag properly. A campfire and yarning under the stars, and a good rest for a fairly hard day on the morrow.
  
-Again we cascaded down, while most of the party boulder-scrambled along the sides, some frequently recrossing the river to gain easier going. We did a total of 12 km of river from Pass 6, and took the Canoe Creek exit at 741138 on the Colo Heights 1:25000 map. I had spent seven hours in the water; +Again we cascaded down, while most of the party boulder-scrambled along the sides, some frequently recrossing the river to gain easier going. We did a total of 12 km of river from Pass 6, and took the Canoe Creek exit at 741138 on the Colo Heights 1:25000 map. I had spent seven hours in the water; and to think on Friday night I didn't like water! Horizontal water, however, has its charms, and the Colo is most spectacular in this section, rewarding the effort of getting in and out of it.
-and to think on Friday night I didn't like water! Horizontal water, however, has its charms, and the Colo is most spectacular in this section, rewarding the effort of getting in and out of it.+
  
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-NEW MEMBERS.+=== New Members===
  
-Please add the following names to your List of Members:​- ​   +Please add the following names to your List of Members:-
-ARNOTT, Wendy, 55 Braeside Street, Wahroonga, 2076 Phone 48 3146 +
-LOVELL, Narelle, 11/6 Kynaston Avenue, Randwick, 2031 n 398 7962 +
-McINTOSH, David, 40/2-6 Abbott Street, Coogee, 2034 " 665 0109 +
-WEST, David, 4/20 Sheehy Street, Glebe, 2037 " 692 8603+
  
-YERRANDERIE ​1898 TO 1905 +  * Arnott, Wendy, 55 Braeside Street, Wahroonga, 2076. Phone 48 3146. 
 +  * Lovell, Narelle, 11/6 Kynaston Avenue, Randwick, 2031. Phone 398 7962. 
 +  * McIntosh, David, 40/2-6 Abbott Street, Coogee, 2034. Phone 665 0109. 
 +  * West, David, 4/20 Sheehy Street, Glebe, 2037. Phone 692 8603. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Belvedere Taxis Blackheath. ===== 
 + 
 +10 seater mini bus taxi. 041-87 8366. 
 + 
 +Kanagra Boyd. Upper Blue mountains. Six Foot Track. 
 + 
 +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk - by prior arrangement. 
 + 
 +Share the fare - competitive rates. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Eastwood Camping Centre. === 
 + 
 +__Bushwalkers__. 
 + 
 +Lightweight Tents - Sleeping Bags - Rucksacks - Climbing & Caving Gear - Maps - Clothing - Boots - Food. 
 + 
 +__Camping equipment__. 
 + 
 +Large Tents - Stoves - Lamps - Folding Furniture. 
 + 
 +__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 Good & Camping Supplies. 
 + 
 +3 Trelawney St., Eastwood, NSW, 2122. Phone 858 2775. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Yerranderie ​1898 To 1905. =====
  
 by Geoff Grace. by Geoff Grace.
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 Following the November Sydney Bushwalker in which a walk incorporating Yerranderie was reported, it seems timely to offer the following information describing the early years of mining at Yerranderie Field. It comes from a very old journal about mining in NSW. Following the November Sydney Bushwalker in which a walk incorporating Yerranderie was reported, it seems timely to offer the following information describing the early years of mining at Yerranderie Field. It comes from a very old journal about mining in NSW.
    
-YERRANDERIE FIELD Known twenty years ago, it was not till the late nineties that the Yerranderie ​field was first practically exploited. The field is only 42 miles by rail and 41 miles by road from Sydney, but it is that 41 miles of road that has so long stood in the way of advancement. Waggon and railway freights in getting the ore to the smelters total some four pounds per ton of ore, and how great a handicap that has been need not be insisted upon. The country is one of small lodes, but if small, they are rich, and there is no reason to suppose that they are not permanent. The yield of the mines of the field for the past six years is as follows :- +=== Yerranderie ​Field===
-Year Ore raised Gold ' Silver Lead Nett Value +
-1900 and sold Oz.  Oz. Tons Received +
-1901 Tons 101  58,527 118 Pounds +
-1902 --- 616 174  86,017 125 9,125 +
-1903 --- 952 306  146,018 229 11,000 +
-1904 --- 1,553 308  145,275 217 18,373 +
-1905 --- 1,293 550  263,621 448 18,304 +
- --- 3,733 707  243,403 451 32,068 +
- --- 3,527     ​37,​599 +
- ​11,​674 2,146  942,861 1,588 126,469 +
-Colon Peaks The first considerable mine on the field was +
-Bartlett'​s,​ which is now the property of the Colon Peaks Silver Mining Co.N.L. The outcrop of a lode was found in a gully, and Mr.Bartlett (formerly a Government road superintendent) took up the land under an authority to enter in February, 1898. He retained all interests in the area, and the lode, although averaging less than two feet, and dwindling away in places to an inch, has proved payable throughout, while occasionally rich shoots of ore, yielding several hundred ounces of silver to the ton, have been encountered. The company that is now in possession of the property holds leases of 135 acres, giving a length of more than 70 chains along the line of lode. The bulk of the shares are held by Mr.Bartlett,​ and Mr.Bartlett jun. is the mine manager. The plant includes a powerful boiler and double winding engine, and an air compressor working two rock drills. A concentrating plant for thetreatment of the second grade ore, of which there is a considerable quantity at grass, is in course of erection. +
-contd..+
  
-Yerranderie ​+Known twenty years ago, it was not till the late nineties that the Yerranderie ​field was first practically exploited. The field is only 42 miles by rail and 41 miles by road from Sydney, but it is that 41 miles of road that has so long stood in the way of advancement. Waggon and railway freights in getting the ore to the smelters total some four pounds per ton of ore, and how great a handicap that has been need not be insisted upon. The country is one of small lodes, but if small, they are rich, and there is no reason to suppose that they are not permanent. The yield of the mines of the field for the past six years is as follows :- 
 + 
 +|Year|Ore raised and sold Tons|Gold Oz.|Silver Oz.|Lead Tons|Nett Value Received Pounds| 
 +|1900|616|101|58,​527|118|9,​125| 
 +|1901|952|174|86,​017|125|11,​000| 
 +|1902|1,​553|306|146,​018|229|18,​373| 
 +|1903|1,​293|308|145,​275|217|18,​304| 
 +|1904|3,​733|550|263,​621|448|32,​068| 
 +|1905|3,​527|707|243,​403|451|37,​599| 
 +|TOTAL|11,​674|2,​146|942,​861|1,​588|126,​469| 
 + 
 +=== Colon Peaks. === 
 + 
 +The first considerable mine on the field was Bartlett'​s,​ which is now the property of the Colon Peaks Silver Mining Co.N.L. The outcrop of a lode was found in a gully, and Mr. Bartlett (formerly a Government road superintendent) took up the land under an authority to enter in February, 1898. He retained all interests in the area, and the lode, although averaging less than two feet, and dwindling away in places to an inch, has proved payable throughout, while occasionally rich shoots of ore, yielding several hundred ounces of silver to the ton, have been encountered. The company that is now in possession of the property holds leases of 135 acres, giving a length of more than 70 chains along the line of lode. The bulk of the shares are held by Mr. Bartlett, and Mr. Bartlett jun. is the mine manager. The plant includes a powerful boiler and double winding engine, and an air compressor working two rock drills. A concentrating plant for the treatment of the second grade ore, of which there is a considerable quantity at grass, is in course of erection. 
 + 
 +=== Yerranderie. === 
 + 
 +The Yerranderie is not only the principal mine on the field, but one of the most profitable little mining properties in the State. The story of the event that led up to its idevelopment is an extraordinary one, and is thus told:- Mr. T.J. Hilder was keeping an hotel in Picton in 1899, and hearing of Mr. Bartlett'​s luck, arranged with his brother-in-law,​ Mr. C.S. Dobson, a dairy farmer, to go to the field and prospect it. Mr. Hilder started off in a cart, and after an adventurous trip reached Yerranderie in three days. The community was then a small one. The new-comer - he has told the story often himself - approached one of the few, and told him he had taken up a piece of ground while in Picton, and wanted to know how to go about prospecting it. "You have to find an outcrop first,"​ the older hand replied. "Can you show me one?" said Mr.Hilder. "No, but theres Chiddy over there; if you give him ten bob I think he'll be able to do it." A bargain was struck with Chiddy on those terms, and the green prospector was taken to a gully some distance North-East of Bartlett'​s shaft, and there shown a reef projecting just above the surface. From that load six hundred thousand pounds worth of ore has been taken in six years, and Mr. Hilder is the manager of the mine in which it occurs. In 1901 the Yerranderie Silver Mining No Liability was formed with a nominal capital of ten thousand pounds in one pound shares, five thousand of which were issued as paid up to the vendors. The remainder paid up to ten shillings were taken up principally by the vendors themselves and a call of two and sixpence was made on them. That six hundred and twenty five pounds was all the capital put into the company; and up to date 21 dividends for an aggregate sum of six thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds have been paid, additions to the plant to the extent of fully three thousand pounds have been made, and a reserve of two thousand pounds at fixed deposit has been accumulated. 
 + 
 +All this has been done out of a lode not more than three feet through in its thickest part, and varying to a few inches. The average width may be about a foot. Today the shaft is down 630 feet, following the course of the underlay at an angle of about 29 degrees. From the 100 feet level to the bottom there are levels at every 50 feet, and the longest drive along the course of the lode is 1050 feet. Where there is a change in the ore at the extremeties of the shaft or the levels it is generally for the better. Last year the ore despatched to Cockle Creek for treatment - it was picked first grade stuff - yielded a nett return of ten pounds one shilling and six pence per ton, and the average metal contents for the mine have been 100 ozs silver, 17 % lead, and from 4 dwt to 5 dwt gold. In 1904 about 1700 tons of second grade ore from the mine were sent to Cockle Creek, and averaged 40 or 50 ounces of silver per ton, returning a profit of over one pound per ton. A new contract has been made with the Sulphide Corporation. 
 + 
 +The company has an area of 80 acres, with 600 yards along the line of lode, which is parallel to Bartlett'​s,​ but about a quarter of a mile to the north. This lode has been traced for about two miles east, passing through the property of the Burragorang Silver Mining Co.N.L. on which little has yet been done.
  
-The Yerranderie is not only the principal mine on the field, but one of the most profitable little mining properties in the State. The story of the event that led up to its idevelopment is an extraordinary one, and is thus told:-- Mr.T.J.Hilder was keeping an hotel in Picton in 1899, and hearing of Mr.Bartlett'​s luck, arranged with his brother-in-law,​ Mr.C.S.Dobson,​ a dairy farmer, to go to the field and prospect it. Mr.Hilder started off in a cart, and after an adventurous trip reached Yerranderie in three days. The community was then a small one. The new-comer - be has told the story often himself - approached one of the few, and told him he had taken up a piece of ground while in Picton, and wanted to know how to go about prospecting it. "You have to find an outcrop first,- the older hand replied. "Can you show me one?" said Mr.Hilder. "No, but theres Chiddy over thelc; if you give him ten bob I think he'll be able to do it." A bargain was struck with Chiddy on thoseterms, and the green prospector was taken to a gully some distance North-Eastof Bartlett'​s shaft, and there shown a reef projecting just above the surface. From that load six hundred thousand pounds worth of ore has been taken in six years,​andMr.Hilder is the manager of the mine in which it occurs. In 1901 the Yerranderie Silver Mining No Liability was formed with a nominal capital of ten thousand pounds in one pound shares, five thousand of which were issued as paid up to the vendors. The remainder paid up to ten shillings were taken up principally by the vendors themselves and a call of two and sixpence was made on them. That six hundred and twenty five pounds was all the capital put into the company; and up to date 21 dividends for an aggregate sum of six thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds have been paid, additions to the plant to the extent of fully three thousand pounds have been made, and a reserve of two thousand pounds at fixed deposit has been accumulated. 
-All this has been done out of a lode not more than three feet through in its thickest part, and varying to a few inches. The average width may be about a foot/. Today the shaft is down 630 feet, following the course of theunderlay at an angle of about 29 degrees, From the 100 feet level to the bottom there are levels at every 50 feet, and the longest drive along the course of the lode is 1050 feet. Where there is a change in the ore at the extremeties of the shaft or the levels it is generally for the better. Last year the ore despatched to Cockle Creek for treatment - it was picked first grade stuff - yielded a nett return 
-of ten pounds one shilling and six pence per ton, and the average metal contents for the mine have been 100 ozs silver, 17 % lead, and from 4 dwt to 5 dwt gold. In 1904 about 1700 tons of second grade ore from the mine were sent to Cockle Creek, and averaged 40 or 50 ounces of silver per ton, returning a profit of over one pound per ton. A new contract has been made with the Sulphide Corporation. 
-The company has an area of 80 acres, with 600 yards along the line of lode, which is parallel to Bartlett'​s,​ but about a quarter of a mile to the north. This lode has been traced for about two miles east, passing through the property of the Burragorang Silver Mining Co,N.L. on which little has yet been done. 
 Contributed by Geoff Grace. Contributed by Geoff Grace.
  
-WHAT NOW? +----
  
-Series on FIRST AID. by Ainslie Morris.+===== What Now? ===== 
 + 
 + 
 +=== Series on First Aid=== 
 + 
 +by Ainslie Morris. 
 + 
 +This article describes a situation which rarely occurs (and so far has never occurred on an S.B.W. walk - touch wood!). It is, however, a life-threatening situation and the most up-to-date treatment is directed by continuing research. 
 + 
 +=== Situation 6: ===
  
-This article describes a situation which rarely occurs (and so far has never occurred on an S.B.W. walk - touch wood!). It is, however, a life- threatening situation and the most up-to-date treatment is directed by continuing research. 
-SITUATION 6:  
 A member of the party returns to the campfire and says something has bitten the calf area of the leg. A member of the party returns to the campfire and says something has bitten the calf area of the leg.
-PLACE: On a creek bank 5 km from a firetrail, level but rough. + 
-SYMPTOMS: Nothing for an hour, then complained of headache and feeling "​sick"​. Pain develops in the chest, and diarrhoea. +__Place__: On a creek bank 5 km from a firetrail, level but rough. 
-SIGNS: Scratches on calf area with red swelling. Person looks sweaty + 
-and faint, and has difficulty breathing ​after one hour. Vomiting then starts. +__Symptoms__: Nothing for an hour, then complained of headache and feeling "​sick"​. Pain develops in the chest, and diarrhoea. 
-Note: The danger is that he/she may have gone to bed soon after being bitten, and not get up to complain of sickness. It is best to treat  ​seriously any complaint of being bitten. Symptoms may occur from about + 
-15 minutes to 2 hours after being bitten. Don't wait for all the symptoms to appear - treat immediately.+__Signs__: Scratches on calf area with red swelling. Person looks sweaty and faint, and has difficulty breathing ​__after ​one hour__. Vomiting then starts. 
 + 
 +__Note__: The danger is that he/she may have gone to bed soon after being bitten, and not get up to complain of sickness. It is best to __treat ​seriously any complaint of being bitten__. Symptoms may occur from about __15 minutes to 2 hours after being bitten__. Don't wait for all the symptoms to appear - treat immediately.
 What is your - What is your -
-(1) IMMEDIATE ACTION? 
-(2) ASSESSMENT OF BITE? 
-(3) TREATMENT OF - BITE? 
-CASUALTY? 
-(4) FURTHER ACTION? 
-For ANSWERS turn to page 15. 
  
 +(1) Immediate action?
  
-NOTICE OF ANNUAL FIRST AID COURSE. ​+(2) Assessment of bite?
  
-Weekend: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, l986. +(3) Treatment of Bite? Treatment of casualty? 
- Cost: $39 for St. John Ambulance Basic First Aid Certificate or upgrading. + 
-Place: Police Rescue Headquarters,​ Marrickville. +(4) Further action? 
-InstructorGRACE MATTS+ 
-Bookings: Ainslie Morris - 428 3178. +For answers turn to page 15. 
-Cheque payable to St. John Ambulance. + 
-Sent to: Ainslie Morris, 45 Austin Street, Lane Cove, 2066.+---- 
 + 
 +=== Notice Of Annual First Aid Course. === 
 + 
 +__Weekend__: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, l986. 
 + 
 +__Cost__: $39 for St. John Ambulance Basic First Aid Certificate or upgrading. 
 + 
 +__Place__: Police Rescue Headquarters,​ Marrickville. 
 + 
 +__Instructor__Grace Matts
 + 
 +__Bookings__: Ainslie Morris - 428 3178. 
 + 
 +Cheque payable to St. John Ambulance. Sent to: Ainslie Morris, 45 Austin Street, Lane Cove, 2066. 
 + 
 +----
  
 WHAT'S BITING YOU?!! - LEECHES. ​ WHAT'S BITING YOU?!! - LEECHES. ​
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