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   - takes your hands and pulls your arms up - a stretch.   - takes your hands and pulls your arms up - a stretch.
-  - P presses down on your hands which you resist, then after 10 seconds, you relax. (To get the correct ​positon, Y holds arms straight out in front of you, then bend elbows up at right-angles.)+  - P presses down on your hands which you resist, then after 10 seconds, you relax. (To get the correct ​position, Y holds arms straight out in front of you, then bend elbows up at right-angles.)
   - P pulls your elbows towards P which you resist. (To get correct position hold your arms down straight then bend elbows so fists are against shoulders.)   - P pulls your elbows towards P which you resist. (To get correct position hold your arms down straight then bend elbows so fists are against shoulders.)
   - P gently pulls your straight arms back behind you - stretch.   - P gently pulls your straight arms back behind you - stretch.
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-===== Tantangara To Brindabells. =====+===== Tantangara To Brindabella. =====
  
 by Janet Waterhouse. by Janet Waterhouse.
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 __Wednesday__:​ The morning dawned fine with the promise of a perfect day. A carpet of mist flowed out acrosS the plain where the lake should have been, the mountains in the distance peeping through above the mist. The less than musical dawn chorus of crows and kookaburras had told us nothing of the magic and tranquility of the scene now before us. __Wednesday__:​ The morning dawned fine with the promise of a perfect day. A carpet of mist flowed out acrosS the plain where the lake should have been, the mountains in the distance peeping through above the mist. The less than musical dawn chorus of crows and kookaburras had told us nothing of the magic and tranquility of the scene now before us.
  
-Wency and I pampered ourselves by washing our hair in warm water. What luxury!+Wendy and I pampered ourselves by washing our hair in warm water. What luxury!
  
 During the course of the morning the wholemeal macaroni of the previous night began to take its toll on each one of us. Yes, Barry, it was just as well we didn't have brown rice for dessert as well! During the course of the morning the wholemeal macaroni of the previous night began to take its toll on each one of us. Yes, Barry, it was just as well we didn't have brown rice for dessert as well!
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-ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRIP TO PARADISE?.+===== Anyone Interested In Trip To Paradise===== 
 by Marion Lloyd. by Marion Lloyd.
-Heaven seems an interesting place to visit. Many people tell me the good news, that it is a nice place to live. I don't want to go forever, + 
-just my next annual holidays would be long enough to see whether I would +Heaven seems an interesting place to visit. Many people tell me the good news, that it is a nice place to live. I don't want to go forever, just my next annual holidays would be long enough to see whether I would like to rest my soul there forever. I have never yet personally met anyone who has been there and back, so I guess that speaks for itself. I'm told that it is an eternal paradise, but no one has satisfactorily specified what this paradise is like. 
-like to rest my soul there forever. I have never yet personally met anyone + 
-who has been there and back, so I guess that speaks for itself. I'm told that it is an eternal paradise, but no one has satisfactorily specified what this paradise is like. +I envisage it to be a mixture of Norwegian fjords, waterfalls and glaciers. Swiss alpine meadows and the mellowness of the English countryside criss-crossed by those wonderful lanes and paths lined with bluebells and daffodils, across which is the occasional stone fence with its accompanying stile. A place where the people are friendly, no bureaucratic go-slows or strikes, no touting, no tipping, no rip-offs, no bargaining or hassles with cantankerous custom officials or haggling shopkeepers,​ and more importantly free clean loos that materialise when urgently required with no plumbing irregularities and lovely soft toilet paper. 
-I envisage it to be a mixture of Norwegian fjords, waterfalls and glaciers,. Swiss alpine meadows and the mellowness of the English countryside criss-crossed by those wonderful lanes and paths lined with bluebells and daffodils, across which is the occasional stone fence with its accompanying stile. A place where the people are friendly, no bureaucratic go-slows or strikes, no touting, no tipping, no rip-offs, no bargaining or hassles with cantankerous custom officials or haggling shopkeepers,​ and more importantly free clean loos that materialise when urgently required with no plumbing irregularities and lovely soft toilet paper. + 
-A place where one can eat and sleep in the most lavish style without getting bored and fat, where one can eat divine exotic food without the worry of Delhi belly or Jogjakarta jog. The weather too, is always balmy and warm, none of that London'pea-soup fog or perpetual drizzle, no rain that continues for weeks, no pollution, no scorchers, no flies, mosquitoes or ahy other creepy crawlies that tend to drive one crazy whilst travelling.+A place where one can eat and sleep in the most lavish style without getting bored and fat, where one can eat divine exotic food without the worry of Delhi belly or Jogjakarta jog. The weather too, is always balmy and warm, none of that London pea-soup fog or perpetual drizzle, no rain that continues for weeks, no pollution, no scorchers, no flies, mosquitoes or any other creepy crawlies that tend to drive one crazy whilst travelling. 
 For getting around up there, one dials a cloud, one does not have to navigate or rely on a taxi-driver'​s sense of direction as the destination,​ right fare and change have already been computed. Nor does one have to argue with an Indian family to move them, their bedrolls, chooks and other luggage from your booked space, or be shunted down a railway siding to wait for hours at the whim of officials only to be reshunted onto another set of tracks for some illogical reason. For getting around up there, one dials a cloud, one does not have to navigate or rely on a taxi-driver'​s sense of direction as the destination,​ right fare and change have already been computed. Nor does one have to argue with an Indian family to move them, their bedrolls, chooks and other luggage from your booked space, or be shunted down a railway siding to wait for hours at the whim of officials only to be reshunted onto another set of tracks for some illogical reason.
-But the problem remains of how to get there. No matter how much I have hunted around, I have not found a travel agent who can offer me a cheap package deal, in fact, any deal at all. Companies such as Ausventure and Himalayan Expeditions only take you up as far as Everest base camp. How do + 
-all those people who have taken up residence in heaven get there. I can't accept that one has to kick the bucket to get a passport to those pearly gates and then be processed by a guy named Pete. Lining up at the Commonwealth Centre is bad enough for getting an Australian passport, only to be +But the problem remains of how to get there. No matter how much I have hunted around, I have not found a travel agent who can offer me a cheap package deal, in fact, any deal at all. Companies such as Ausventure and Himalayan Expeditions only take you up as far as Everest base camp. How do all those people who have taken up residence in heaven get there. I can't accept that one has to kick the bucket to get a passport to those pearly gates and then be processed by a guy named Pete. Lining up at the Commonwealth Centre is bad enough for getting an Australian passport, only to be told there'​s been a "​walkout"​. It seems the only way to get there is to wait patiently until my heavenly flight is called and try to be good in the meantime. 
-told there'​s been a "​walkout"​. It seems the only way to get there is to + 
-wait patiently until my heavenly flight is called and try to be good in the meantime. +Come to think of it, the whole thing sounds frightfully boring. It sounds like a place for tourists and their wallet full of credit cards, not for a self-respecting S.B.W. traveller who loves to glorify his adversities in yarns around the campfire on his next weekend walk. 
-Come to think of it, the whole thing sounds frightfully boring. It +
-sounds like a place for tourists and their wallet full of credit cards, not for a self-respecting S.B.W. traveller who loves to glorify his adversities in yarns around the campfire on his next weekend walk.+
 However, I am still interested; anybody else? However, I am still interested; anybody else?
-3*********##​* + 
-NEW MEMBERS+---- 
 + 
 +===== New Members===== 
 Please add the following names to your List of Members:- Please add the following names to your List of Members:-
-NIVEN, Margaret, Lot 1, Perentie Road, Belrose, 2085 Phone 452 5526 + 
-NIVEN, Robert, ​" 11 ff T1 ff +  * Niven, Margaret, Lot 1, Perentie Road, Belrose, 2085Phone 452 5526. 
-RUBENS, Clive, 1/2 Russell Street, Wollestonecraft,​ 2065 438 3659 +  * Niven, Robert, ​Lot 1, Perentie Road, Belrose, 2085. Phone 452 5526. 
-RUBENS, Wilma, ​!I U It ti +  * Rubens, Clive, 1/2 Russell Street, Wollestonecraft,​ 2065438 3659. 
-SONTER, Christopher,​ 72 Fullers Road, Chatswood, 2067 419 3969 +  * Rubens, Wilma, ​1/2 Russell Street, Wollestonecraft,​ 2065. 438 3659. 
-STITT, Michael, 49 DArling ​Street, Roseville, 2069 419 7161 +  * Sonter, Christopher,​ 72 Fullers Road, Chatswood, 2067419 3969. 
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER May, 1986+  * Stitt, Michael, 49 Darling ​Street, Roseville, 2069419 7161. 
-CONSERVATION CORNER.  + 
-LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ​by Alex Colley. +---- 
-In his article "Has Conservation Gone Off Course"​ in your last issue, Ron Knightley no doubt expects me to rise to the bait, and I would hate to disappoint him. The last time we chose to differ in these pages was in February 1947 issue, when, under the pseudonyms "​Socrates"​ and "​Anopheles"​ we debated a proposal for instituting life membership of the Club. I was + 
-Anopheles. +===== Conservation Corner===== 
-The ski tube is supported both by the S.B.W. and the F.B.W. and this has been conveyed to the Minister. The tube should, of course, terminate at Jindabyne, but our policy is that even in its present form it is prefer-, able to the four-lane road, immense parking area and a vast increase in accommodation within the park, with greatly increased sewage pollution, which is the alternative. It is fair enough that those who disagree with + 
-this policy should seek, within the Club, to change it, but not that they should as Club members, voice their disagreement to the Minister. +by Alex Colley. 
-Bush fires are likely to occur in all timbered country, and their effects are the same. There were 464 fires in State Forests in 1984/85, + 
-which burnt 34,853 ha. How this compares with occurrence in parks we don't know, but if the State Forests have a better record it may well be the result of more staff, more roads, easier terrain and the burning of park lands to provide fire breaks.+ 
 +=== Letter to the Editor: === 
 + 
 +In his article "Has Conservation Gone Off Course"​ in your last issue, Ron Knightley no doubt expects me to rise to the bait, and I would hate to disappoint him. The last time we chose to differ in these pages was in February 1947 issue, when, under the pseudonyms "​Socrates"​ and "​Anopheles"​ we debated a proposal for instituting life membership of the Club. I was Anopheles. 
 + 
 +The ski tube is supported both by the S.B.W. and the F.B.W. and this has been conveyed to the Minister. The tube should, of course, terminate at Jindabyne, but our policy is that even in its present form it is preferable ​to the four-lane road, immense parking area and a vast increase in accommodation within the park, with greatly increased sewage pollution, which is the alternative. It is fair enough that those who disagree with this policy should seek, within the Club, to change it, but not that they should as Club members, voice their disagreement to the Minister. 
 + 
 +Bush fires are likely to occur in all timbered country, and their effects are the same. There were 464 fires in State Forests in 1984/85, which burnt 34,853 ha. How this compares with occurrence in parks we don't know, but if the State Forests have a better record it may well be the result of more staff, more roads, easier terrain and the burning of park lands to provide fire breaks. 
 I asked the question on the reseeding of the Mount Wilson/​Tomah area. It was a suggestion, not a criticism. I asked the question on the reseeding of the Mount Wilson/​Tomah area. It was a suggestion, not a criticism.
-Feral animals are found almost everywhere, and no satisfactory means + 
-has yet been found of eliminating them, in parks or elsewhere. If Ron knows +Feral animals are found almost everywhere, and no satisfactory means has yet been found of eliminating them, in parks or elsewhere. If Ron knows how to get rid of them I would be glad if he told me. It is notable that parks are described as reservoirs of pests as soon as they are dedicated. 
-how to get rid of them I would be glad if he told me. It is notable that + 
-parks are described as reservoirs of pests as soon as they are dedicated. +There is nothing to stop the N.P.W.S. zoning areas under its control as wilderness under its management plans (or Section 59 of the Act) other than staff shortage in the preparation of plans. A Wilderness Act would enable all of our dwindling wilderness areas, in parks or not, to be protected. An anti-conservationist Government which wanted to revoke park dedications,​ permit logging, mining and other forms of development within parks, as the National Party does (with, until recently, the support of the Liberal Party), would have to legislate to do so, a course which we would expect to create strong opposition from the public. 
-There is nothing to stop the N.P.W.S. zoning areas under its control as wilderness under its management plans (or Section 59 of the Act) other than staff shortage in the preparation of plans. A Wilderness Act would enable all of our dwindling wilderness areas, in parks or not, to be + 
-protected. An anti-conservationist Government which wanted to revoke park dedications,​ permit logging, mining and other forms of development within parks, as the National Party does (with, until recently, the support of the Liberal Party), would have to legislate to do so, a course which we would expect to create strong opposition from the public. +Of course there are no areas unchanged since European occupation but a little over 1% of the State retains much of its original character, and it is this we seek to protect. 
-Of course there are no areas unchanged since European occupation but +
-a little over 1% of the State retains much of its original character, and it is this we seek to protect.+
 No doubt the undergrowth has thickened up in many places, particularly in Water Board catchments, but is Ron's plaint a plea for more bush fires - and grazing, i.e. an extension of "the spreading square kilometres of blackened feather duster forests",​ which he describes? No doubt the undergrowth has thickened up in many places, particularly in Water Board catchments, but is Ron's plaint a plea for more bush fires - and grazing, i.e. an extension of "the spreading square kilometres of blackened feather duster forests",​ which he describes?
-The aim of regional planning is not to dictate how people should "​govern their lives",​ but to prevent their actions from conflicting with the welfare of the region, and the state. I would like to see this principle + 
-extended to the national level on matters such as woodchipping and rainforest preservation.+The aim of regional planning is not to dictate how people should "​govern their lives",​ but to prevent their actions from conflicting with the welfare of the region, and the state. I would like to see this principle extended to the national level on matters such as woodchipping and rainforest preservation. 
 On the subject of park services, Ron may well be right in rating those in other states above that of N.S.W. The reason for this could be that they have so little to service. On the subject of park services, Ron may well be right in rating those in other states above that of N.S.W. The reason for this could be that they have so little to service.
-Few conservationists today would agree with his assessment of The + 
-May, 1986. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15 +Few conservationists today would agree with his assessment of The Hon. Tom Lewis'​s stewardship. They believe, as did Mr. Wran, that the transfer of 80,000 acres of the Kosciusko National Park to the Forestry Commission, the alienation, rather than dedication for public use, of large areas of crown land, and his support for the quarrying of Colong and a pine plantation on the Boyd, far outweigh his conservation efforts, and probably were a factor in the defeat of the Coalition government in 1976. 
-Hon. Tom Lewis'​s stewardship. They believe, as did Mr. Wran, that the + 
-transfer of 80,000 acres of the Kosciusko National Park to the Forestry Commission, the alienation, rather than dedication for public use, of large areas of crown land, and his support for the quarrying of Colong and a pine plantation on the Boyd, far outweigh his conservation efforts, and probably were a factor in the defeat of the Coalition government in 1976. +As to "the few vocal radical"​ conservationists,​ the nature conservation movement is extremely fortunate that leaders such as Milo Dunphy, Dr. Bob Brown and John Sinclair sacrificed professional careers to lead it. They are supported by a strong voluntary conservation movement, the members of which probably outnumber the membership of any political party. They are opposed by wealthy development interests, which use some of the same arguments as Ron, supported by government authorities,​ but despite the publicity these interests buy or attract, they are a minority. Public opinion polls indicate that 80% or more of the public support issues such as opposition to the Franklin dam, to the logging and roading of rainforests and to woodchipping. 
-As to "the few vocal radical"​ conservationists,​ the nature conservation movement is extremely fortunate that leaders such as Milo Dunphy, + 
-Dr. Bob Brown and John Sinclair sacrificed professional careers to lead it. They are supported by a strong voluntary conservation movement, the members of which probably outnumber the membership of any political party. They are opposed by wealthy development interests, which use some of the same arguments as Ron, supported by government authorities,​ but despite the publicity these interests buy or attract, they are a minority. Public +Ron's closing query as to whether conservation is going in the right direction gives no clue as to which direction, if any, he thinks this should be. In my opinion the S.B.W. members who "bare their teeth" to conservation ​leaders such as Milo Dunphy and the Hon. Bob Carr, who are trying to help us, are going in precisely the wrong direction. Both these speakers were affronted by the anti-conservationist response from those who stand to gain the most from their work. I will be surprised if either of them accept another invitation to address us. 
-opinion polls indicate that 80% or more of the public support issues such as opposition to the Franklin dam, to the logging and roading of rainforests and to woodchipping. + 
-Ron's closing query as to whether conservation is going in the right direction gives no clue as to which direction, if any, he thinks this should be. In my opinion the S.B.W. members who "bare their teeth" to conserv- +---- 
-ation leaders such as Milo Dunphy and the Hon. Bob Carr, who are trying to + 
-help us, are going in precisely the wrong direction. Both these speakers +===== Has Conservation Gone Off Course===== 
-were affronted by the anti-conservationist response from those who stand +
-to gain the most from their work. I will be surprised if either of them +
-accept another invitation to address us. +
-* * * * * * * * * * * +
-HAS CONSERVATION GONE OFF COURSE+
 by Mark Weatherley. by Mark Weatherley.
-Under this heading Ronald Knightley raises a number of issues in his April article on Bob Carr's January address to S.B.W. and Alex Colley'​s February article covering that address. The questions he raises are too + 
-important to let pass without further comment and debate.+Under this heading Ronald Knightley raises a number of issues in his April article on Bob Carr's January address to S.B.W. and Alex Colley'​s February article covering that address. The questions he raises are too important to let pass without further comment and debate. 
 The aims of nature conservation - the protection of the irreplaceable gifts of nature from degradation or destruction - are not going to change. If Mr. Knightley has other aims, he should say what they are. The aims of nature conservation - the protection of the irreplaceable gifts of nature from degradation or destruction - are not going to change. If Mr. Knightley has other aims, he should say what they are.
 +
 The real question is how we are going about it and what our priorities are. The real question is how we are going about it and what our priorities are.
-The top priority in conservation in N.S.W. for the past 20 years has been to get the best of what is left of our wilderness areas under the protection of the national park system before it is too late. Priority + 
-has been given to areas that are threatened - by logging, pine planting, +The top priority in conservation in N.S.W. for the past 20 years has been to get the best of what is left of our wilderness areas under the protection of the national park system before it is too late. Priority has been given to areas that are threatened - by logging, pine planting, rutile mining, etc. etc. Fighting real and present threats from these and other sources has taken up most of the movement'​s resources. Only recently, with the help of ministers like the late Paul Landa and the present Bob Carr, have conservationists enjoyed periods when they have been able to get ahead of the game by getting some areas into the park system before they come under active threat. 
-rutile mining, etc. etc. Fighting real and present threats from these and + 
-other sources has taken up most of the movement'​s resources. Only recently, with the help of ministers like the late Paul Landa and the present Bob Carr, have conservationists enjoyed periods when they have been able to get ahead of the game by getting some areas into the park system before they come under active threat. +The next order of priority has been wider issues affecting our natural heritage like protecting our forests from destructive forestry practices, siting of power and pipelines, pollution by chemicals and wastes, unsympathetic property developments,​ soil erosion etc. The future course of the conservation movement is likely to give higher priority to this second ​group as we get closer to that happy day when most of our wilderness areas will be protected by the national park system. Protection of forests from woodchipping is emerging as the next major issue. 
-The next order of priority has been wider issues affecting our natural heritage like protecting our forests from destructive forestry practices, siting of power and pipelines, pollution by chemicals and wastes, unsympathetic property developments,​ soil erosion etc. The future course of the +
-Page 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER May, 1986. +
-conservation movement is likely to give higher priority to this secOnd ​group as we get closer to that happy day when most of our wilderness areas will be protected by the national park system. Protection of forests from +
-woodchipping is emerging as the next major issue.+
 The details of park management have quite rightly been left to a lower level of priority in the allocation of the scarce and overstretched resources of the conservation movement. It is in this area that most of Mr. Knightley'​s complaints seem to lie. The details of park management have quite rightly been left to a lower level of priority in the allocation of the scarce and overstretched resources of the conservation movement. It is in this area that most of Mr. Knightley'​s complaints seem to lie.
-I would have to confess that I share his lack of any wild enthusiasm for the N.S.W. National Parks & Wildlife Service. Its shortcomings,​ as he + 
-suggests, are largely a matter of funding and are a situation that Bob Carr had inherited as Minister for Planning & Environment. He deserves our help, +I would have to confess that I share his lack of any wild enthusiasm for the N.S.W. National Parks & Wildlife Service. Its shortcomings,​ as he suggests, are largely a matter of funding and are a situation that Bob Carr had inherited as Minister for Planning & Environment. He deserves our help, not our criticism, to improve it. I do not think that it is valid to argue that conservation has gone off course because of any differences that one individual might have with some aspects of park management, and I personally do not think that the time has come for conservationists to promote it in their order of priorities. 
-not our criticism, to improve it. I do not think that it is valid to argue that conservation has gone off course because of any differences that one individual might have with some aspects of park management, and I personally do not think that the time has come for conservationists to promote it in their order of priorities. + 
-If Mr. Knightley has evidence that there has been a higher incidence +If Mr. Knightley has evidence that there has been a higher incidence of bushfire ​damage in national parks than in state forests, he should let us have it. Shooting from the hip is not good enough. It is true that the Forestry Commission has more funding and better resources for fire control and prevention. We should be helping Mr. Carr to obtain the funding for the N.P. & W.S. to match or better the Forestry Commission in this respect. 
-of bushf ire damage in national parks than in state forests, he should let us have it. Shooting from the hip is not good enough. It is true that the +
-Forestry Commission has more funding and better resources for fire control and prevention. We should be helping Mr. Carr to obtain the funding for the N.P. & W.S. to match or better the Forestry Commission in this respect.+
 In the park management area, a real threat has emerged in the form of abusers of parks - notably users of 4WD vehicles, trail bikes, dune buggies and other forms of off-road vehicles. It is inevitable that conservationists must attempt to contain this threat in the same way that they have checked other threats to our natural heritage. Mr. Knightley appears not to think so. In the park management area, a real threat has emerged in the form of abusers of parks - notably users of 4WD vehicles, trail bikes, dune buggies and other forms of off-road vehicles. It is inevitable that conservationists must attempt to contain this threat in the same way that they have checked other threats to our natural heritage. Mr. Knightley appears not to think so.
-Mr. Knightley is worried that conservationists'​ success might turn people against us. The history of the conservation movement is that the + 
-real successes began when conservationists began to state their case clearly and to pursue it with conviction, accepting that they might ruffle some feathers in the process. Ronald Knightley seems to be advocating a return to the pussy-foot approach that was rejected when the chips were really down in the late '​60'​s and early '​70'​s.+Mr. Knightley is worried that conservationists'​ success might turn people against us. The history of the conservation movement is that the real successes began when conservationists began to state their case clearly and to pursue it with conviction, accepting that they might ruffle some feathers in the process. Ronald Knightley seems to be advocating a return to the pussy-foot approach that was rejected when the chips were really down in the late '​60'​s and early '​70'​s. 
 It is ironic that Mr. Knightley should refer to Mr. Tom Lewis (the Minister responsible for conservation in the late 1960's and early '​70'​s) in the following terms: It is ironic that Mr. Knightley should refer to Mr. Tom Lewis (the Minister responsible for conservation in the late 1960's and early '​70'​s) in the following terms:
 +
 "We (presumably he is referring to conservationists) all thought that Mr. Lewis was the Creator'​s greatest gift to conservationists."​ "We (presumably he is referring to conservationists) all thought that Mr. Lewis was the Creator'​s greatest gift to conservationists."​
-Mr. Knightley might have seen him that way, but we (the conservationists) definitely did not. Mr. Lewis introduced our national parks and wildlife legislation with one hand while with the other giving to private interests the public lands that should have gone into the park system. To + 
-all thinking conservationists,​ he was Public Enemy Number One. How else +Mr. Knightley might have seen him that way, but we (the conservationists) definitely did not. Mr. Lewis introduced our national parks and wildlife legislation with one hand while with the other giving to private interests the public lands that should have gone into the park system. To all thinking conservationists,​ he was Public Enemy Number One. How else could you think of a Minister who approved a major quarrying project on the Kowmung, supported a large-scale pine planting project between Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls, supported rutile mining in coastal areas proposed for national parks, and whose stated policy it was to allow any mining and logging proposals to proceed to completion before including lands in the national park system. If this is the sort of direction that Mr. Knightley believes that conservation should be taking, then he should say so. 
-could you think of a Minister who approved a major quarrying project on the Kowmung, supported a large-scale pine planting project between Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls, supported rutile mining in coastal areas proposed for national parks, and whose stated policy it was to allow any mining and logging proposals to proceed to completion before including lands in the + 
-national park system. If this is the sort of direction that Mr. Knightley +It was these policies of Mr. Lewis that provoked conservationists into their first do-or-die efforts. The Colong Committee was formed and stopped the threats to the Kowmung and the Boyd Plateau. The National Parks Association ​was successful in getting rutile mining out of coast parks. The vigorous course that conservationists took in those days has been continued and has been the reason for our continuing success since. 
-believes that conservation should be taking, then he should say so. + 
-May, 1986. THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page +Resistance to our success is likely to come in future from the same sources as always - individuals,​ corporations and government bodies with something to gain from destruction of part of our natural heritage. There is very good reason to believe that the majority of the public supports us. With respect to the American comparison, I believe that Reagan was re-elected in spite of, rather than because of, his anti-conservation stance. 
-It was these policies of Mr. Lewis that provoked conservationists into + 
-their first do-or-die efforts. The Colong Committee was formed and stopped +I don't think that I'm the only S.B.W. member who thinks that the reception some of our members gave Mr. Carr last January was a great shame. I understand that Milo Dunphy later got the same treatment, but wasn't able to be at that meeting. 
-the threats to the Kowmung and the Boyd Plateau. The National Parks Assoc- + 
-iation ​was successful in getting rutile mining out of coast parks. The vigorous course that conservationists took in those days has been continued and has been the reason for our continuing success since. +As a bushwalking club, we benefit more than anybody else from the hard grind that people like Milo, the Reserves Committee of the N.P.A., the Colong Committee, and Mr. Carr himself put into protecting the bush for us to enjoy. The reception we gave Bob Carr and Milo Dunphy as our guests must be getting us the reputation of a bunch of ungrateful ignoramuses among the real workers for conservation. If we want to be counted conservationists,​ we had better get ourselves together. We should be thinking of how we can make amends. 
-Resistance to our success is likely to come in future from the same sources as always - individuals,​ corporations and government bodies with something to gain from destruction of part of our natural heritage. There is + 
-very good reason to believe that the majority of the public supports us. With respect to the American comparison, I believe that Reagan was re-elected in spite of, rather than because of, his anti-conservation stance. +---- 
-I don't think that I'm the only S.B.W. member who thinks that the + 
-reception some of our members gave Mr. Carr 1.4.0.t ​January was a great shame. +===== Notes Of Committee Meeting ​7.5.86. ​===== 
-I understand that Milo Dunphy later got the same treatment, but wasn't able to be at that meeting. +
-As a bushwalking club, we benefit more than anybody else from the hard grind that people like Milo, the Reserves Committee of the N.P.A., the Colong Committee, and Mr. Carr himself put into protecting the bush for us +
-to enjoy. The reception we gave Bob Carr and Milo Dunphy as our guests must be getting us the reputation of a bunch of ungrateful ignoramuses among the +
-real workers for conservation. If we want to be counted conservationists,​ +
-we had better get ourselves together. We should be thinking of how we can +
-make amends. +
-NOTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING ​7.5.86. ​+
 The Treasurer expressed concern that subscriptions are slow coming in. A strong reminder will be put on the Walks Program. The Treasurer expressed concern that subscriptions are slow coming in. A strong reminder will be put on the Walks Program.
 +
 The Social Program and Walks Program were presented and discussed as is usual each quarter. The Social Program and Walks Program were presented and discussed as is usual each quarter.
-General Business concerned the draft Constitution which the Treasurer reported as half typed. Other motions were passed concerning an updated + 
-Membership List being sent after the half-yearly meeting, and $200 being given to the Wilderness Society, and that letters be sent concerning woodchipping to the relevant political leaders. +General Business concerned the draft Constitution which the Treasurer reported as half typed. Other motions were passed concerning an updated Membership List being sent after the half-yearly meeting, and $200 being given to the Wilderness Society, and that letters be sent concerning woodchipping to the relevant political leaders. 
-A sub-committee is being formed to arrange the 60th Anniversary. A + 
-motion was passed that a History of the S.B.W. be prepared for the 60th +A sub-committee is being formed to arrange the 60th Anniversary. A motion was passed that a History of the S.B.W. be prepared for the 60th Anniversary. The assistance of members is being requested by the Magazine Editor. 
-Anniversary. The assistance of members is being requested by the Magazine + 
-Editor. +---- 
-********* + 
-4 5:7.0iLI-1a yytoieeie  ​ +===== Just A Minute. ===== 
-FROM THE COMMITTEE MEETING OF Friday, 7th August, 1931. (Fifty-five yeas + 
-ago, in The Good Old Days, the Club Minute Book reveals:​-) +=== From the Committee Meeting of Friday, 7th August, 1931. === 
-A member laid a complaint against the practice of unmarried couples sleeping in the same tent whilst on official walks. Considerable discussion + 
-took place regarding the above. Motion: That the six persons be informed that the practice of unmarried ​coupLes ​sleeping in the same tent on official walks is looked upon by the Committee with disapproval and is deprecated. +(Fifty-five yeas ago, in The Good Old Days, the Club Minute Book reveals:-) 
-CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.+ 
 +A member laid a complaint against the practice of unmarried couples sleeping in the same tent whilst on official walks. Considerable discussion took place regarding the above. Motion: That the six persons be informed that the practice of unmarried ​couples ​sleeping in the same tent on official walks is looked upon by the Committee with disapproval and is deprecated. 
 + 
 +Carried unanimously. 
 Well!!! Well!!!
-'​THANKS'​ DUE + 
-The new printing team would like to express thanks to Barry Wallace for his continuing help with the printing of the Club magazine. The listing on the front page should be reading "PRINTERS: Barry Wallace (Teacher), +---- 
-all the rest (Apprentices)"​. + 
-Thanks Barry +=== "​Thanks"​ due. === 
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER May, 1986+ 
-THE APRIL GENERAL MEETING by'Barry Wallace. +The new printing team would like to express thanks to Barry Wallace for his continuing help with the printing of the Club magazine. The listing on the front page should be reading "Printer: Barry Wallace (Teacher), all the rest (Apprentices)"​. 
-The meeting began at around 2015 with the President belabouring the + 
-gong with the bone, and some 15 or so members present. Alas, the bone was +Thanks Barry. 
-not equal to the task, and broke in half. Anyone good at repairing old bones?+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The April General Meeting===== 
 + 
 +by Barry Wallace. 
 + 
 +The meeting began at around 2015 with the President belabouring the gong with the bone, and some 15 or so members present. Alas, the bone was not equal to the task, and broke in half. Anyone good at repairing old bones? 
 There were apologies from Greta Davis, and new members Beverley Foulds and John Vaarwerk were welcomed into membership together with Wendy Arnott who had not been able to collect her badge previously. There were apologies from Greta Davis, and new members Beverley Foulds and John Vaarwerk were welcomed into membership together with Wendy Arnott who had not been able to collect her badge previously.
-The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and there was no correspondence of note. (That'​s two months in a row. Have people + 
-stopped writing to us?)+The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received and there was no correspondence of note. (That'​s two months in a row. Have people stopped writing to us?) 
 At this stage of the meeting a casual browse around the assembly revealed that the number of members had now increased to around 35. At this stage of the meeting a casual browse around the assembly revealed that the number of members had now increased to around 35.
-The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we started the Feb-March period with a balance of $2114.00, spent $3595.00, gained $2343 by whatever means, and finished the period with ($1252.00). The negative closing balance was + 
-due to a couple of bills which had been carried over from the previous period. The Treasurer'​s Report was accepted.+The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we started the Feb-March period with a balance of $2114.00, spent $3595.00, gained $2343 by whatever means, and finished the period with ($1252.00). The negative closing balance was due to a couple of bills which had been carried over from the previous period. The Treasurer'​s Report was accepted. 
 Then came the Walks Report, a fairly tame version of last month'​s rush. Over the weekend 14,15,16 March the Reunion attracted about 80 participants whose doings were reported at some length in last month'​s magazine. The only other walk that weekend, Jan Mohandas'​s Leura to Leura walk had 23 starters and one accident, surprisingly enough due to a falling rock. Then came the Walks Report, a fairly tame version of last month'​s rush. Over the weekend 14,15,16 March the Reunion attracted about 80 participants whose doings were reported at some length in last month'​s magazine. The only other walk that weekend, Jan Mohandas'​s Leura to Leura walk had 23 starters and one accident, surprisingly enough due to a falling rock.
-ELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH + 
-doP +The following weekend, 21,22,23 March saw Wayne Steele leading 7 starters on a hot, dry slog up hill and down ridge in the Black Range area, Frank Woodgate with no report of his Glenbrook walk, and Errol Sheedy leading 30 bods on a good day walk with a long lunch in the Waterfall area. The other Club activity that weekend, the St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Course, had 14 starters, all of whom successfully completed the course. 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI + 
-047-87 8366 +Easter weekend brought no report of David Rostron'​s family walk on the Cox River, but Allan Doherty had 11 on his Butcher'​s Creek trip. They reported both Butcher'​s and Gingra Creek as being very low. Maurie Bloom'​s Budawangs trip had 20 plus Frank Taeker stomping around in scotch mist and fog on the Friday/​Saturday,​ and enjoying fine sunny weather on Sunday/​Monday. John Redfern had 12 starters on his Goulburn River trip. They reported some problems with dry side creeks. Of the day walks, Laurie Quaken'​s West Head walk had 9 starters and Ralph Pengliss had 16 to 13 people on his somewhat modified Sydney Harbour walk. 
-KANANGRA BOYD + 
-. UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS +The following weekend, 4,5,6 April saw David McIntosh with 3 people on a fast and hot Colo River trip which had them back at the cars by 1500 Sunday. The prospectives weekend, run by Joan Cooper and Bill Capon had 6 prospectives finding their way around the Cox River, Breakfast Creek area. It's not clear whether Bill had them using compasses, or some other directional device, but all is reported to have gone well. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s day walk in Hat Hill Creek, but Les Powell had 13 starters on a warm West Head walk and Jan Mohandas had 12 on a cool 24 km stroll up Blackhorse Range to conclude the Walks Report. 
-SIX FOOT TRACK + 
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK - BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT +Federation Report indicated that there were no S. R. call-outs and the Reunion attracted 73 people from 9 clubs. 
-Share the Fare Competitive Rates + 
-May, 1986. THE SYDNEY-BUSHWkLKER-- - Page 19 +General Business brought further discussion of insurances and advice that a sub-committee is looking into suitable functions with which to celebrate the Club's upcoming 60th Anniversary. Suggestions from the membership would be welcome. 
-The following weekend, 21,22,23 Marchsaw Wayne Steele leading +
-7 starters on a hot, dry slog up hill and down ridgein ​the Black Range area, Frank Woodgate with no reportof his Glenbrook walk, and Errol Sheedy leading 30 bods on a good day walk with a long lunch in the Waterfall area. The other Club activity that weekend, the St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Course, had 14 starters, all of whom successfully completed the course. +
-Easter weekend brought no report of David Rostron'​s family walk on the Cox River, but Allan Doherty had 11 on his Butcher'​s Creek trip. They reported both Butcher'​s and Gingra Creek as being very low. Maurie Bloom'​s Budawangs trip had 20 plus Frank Taeker stomping around in scotch mist and fog on the Friday/​Saturday,​ and enjoying fine sunny weather on Sunday/​Monday. +
-John Redfern had 12 starters on his Goulburn River trip. They reported some +
-problems with dry side creeks. Of the day walks, Laurie Quaken'​s West Head walk had 9 starters and Ralph Pengliss had 16 to 13 people on his somewhat modified Sydney Harbour walk. +
-The following weekend, 4,5,6 April saw David McIntosh with 3 people on +
-a fast and hot Colo River trip which had them back at the cars by 1500-Sunday. The prospectives weekend, run by Joan Cooper and Bill Capon had 6 prospectives finding their way around the Cox River, Breakfast Creek area. It's not clear whether Bill had them using compasses, or some other directional device, but +
-all is reported to have gone well. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s +
-day walk in Hat Hill Creek, but Les Powell had 13 starters on a warm West Head walk and Jan Mohandas had 12 on a cool 24 km stroll up Blackhorse Range to conclude the Walks Report. +
-Federation Report indicated that there were no S. R. call-outs ​-and the Reunion attracted 73 people from 9 clubs. +
-General Business brought further discussion of insurances and advice +
-that a sub-committee is looking into suitable functions with which to celebrate the Club's upcoming 60th Anniversary. Suggestions from the membership would +
-be welcome.+
 Then it was only a matter of the announcements,​ and it was all over for another month, at 2117. Then it was only a matter of the announcements,​ and it was all over for another month, at 2117.
-***********#​ + 
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS+---- 
 + 
 +=== Belvedere Taxis Blackheath=== 
 + 
 +10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 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. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Annual Subscriptions. === 
 Please send in your subscription PROMPTLY! Please send in your subscription PROMPTLY!
 +
 See-reverse of this notice! See-reverse of this notice!
-Page 20 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER May, 1986+ 
-ftlaCti cAr&​t&​J +---- 
-by Narelle Lovell. ​JUNE.  + 
-Yirst two Wednesdays Committee and General Meetings as usual. +===== Social Notes===== 
-On 18th June Ron Murray of N.S.W. Canoe Association ​will be showing slides and talking on white water canoeing. There will be a display of canoes and equipment as well. + 
-DINNER ​beforehand will be at Eric's Sea Food Restaurant. +by Narelle Lovell. 
-As it is mid-winter, June 25th will be a FEAST - so look up recipe books, bring spicy casseroles and plum puddings and hard sauce may be in + 
-season. +=== June=== 
-#########*# + 
-ANNOUNCEMENT.  +First two Wednesdays Committee and General Meetings as usual. 
-The death of JACK THWAITES ​occurred on Sunday, 4th May, 1986 in Tasmania. He was known to many S.B.W. members as a walking companion in Tasmania, and was the founder of the Hobart Walking Club 53 years ago.+ 
 +On 18th June Ron Murray of __N.S.W. Canoe Association__ ​will be showing slides and talking on white water canoeing. There will be a display of canoes and equipment as well. 
 + 
 +Dinner ​beforehand will be at Eric's Sea Food Restaurant. 
 + 
 +As it is mid-winter, June 25th will be a __feast__ ​- so look up recipe books, bring spicy casseroles and plum puddings and hard sauce may be in season. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Announcement=== 
 + 
 +The death of Jack Thwaites ​occurred on Sunday, 4th May, 1986 in Tasmania. He was known to many S.B.W. members as a walking companion in Tasmania, and was the founder of the Hobart Walking Club 53 years ago. 
 He requested no condolences. He requested no condolences.
-REQUEST:  + 
-Information about the late Max Gentle (Gentle'​s Pass, etc.) has been requested by a friend of an S.B.W. member (an ex-member?​). Please contact ​THE EDITOR+---- 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKERS ​ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION ​1986.  Cut out:+ 
 +=== Request=== 
 + 
 +Information about the late Max Gentle (Gentle'​s Pass, etc.) has been requested by a friend of an S.B.W. member (an ex-member?​). Please contact ​The Editor
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Sydney Bushwalkers - Annual Subscription ​1986. ===== 
 + 
 +Cut out: 
 Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:- Please send this notice with your cheque/​money order to:-
-Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer,+ 
 +Bill Holland, Hon. Treasurer,\\
 The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001. The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476, G.P.O. Sydney 2001.
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-in household) 
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-not applicable) ' (New Members) 
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-(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, 
-$40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 
-Magazine subscription only - $10 
  
 +Name/s: (For ALL members in household) ....
 +
 +Address: ....
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 +I will collect the receipt at Clubroom / I want it posted.
 +
 +Type: (Cross out those not applicable) Single / Household / Non-active with Magazine / Non-Active / Active over 70 years of age / Entrance Fee (New Members)
 +
 +Amount enclosed: $....
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 +(Single $20 - Household $20 plus $10 for each extra person, $30 for two, $40 for three, $50 for four - Non-active $5 - Active over 70 years of age $10 - Non-active with Magazine $10 - Prospectives (6 months only) $15 - Magazine subscription only $10.
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