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 by Janet Waterhouse. by Janet Waterhouse.
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 Joan, Wendy and Steve turned back to explore a slit in the rock which Don had found and what a prize it held! The slit penetrated deep into the cliff and was filled with limestone formations - shawls, flow-stone and masses of pure white crystals. They went as far as the unwaterproofed torches would allow in swiftly flowing, freezing cold water which was up to Joan's chin (even when on her tippy-toes). I was quite envious when I realised the prize I had missed. Joan, Wendy and Steve turned back to explore a slit in the rock which Don had found and what a prize it held! The slit penetrated deep into the cliff and was filled with limestone formations - shawls, flow-stone and masses of pure white crystals. They went as far as the unwaterproofed torches would allow in swiftly flowing, freezing cold water which was up to Joan's chin (even when on her tippy-toes). I was quite envious when I realised the prize I had missed.
  
-We ade our way slowly down the banks as far as possible until we were forced into the river by thick scrub, where we discovered that rock-hopping on submerged rocks lacks a certain charm and can really take one unawares. We stopped to admire a spectacular split waterfall, cascade and pool near Basin Creek, then continued the slog. Most of that day went by in a blurr of concentration whilst trying to remain approximately vertical, Joan discovering the skill of stepping between instead of on rocks in her boots. She had quite mastered it by Saturday!+We made our way slowly down the banks as far as possible until we were forced into the river by thick scrub, where we discovered that rock-hopping on submerged rocks lacks a certain charm and can really take one unawares. We stopped to admire a spectacular split waterfall, cascade and pool near Basin Creek, then continued the slog. Most of that day went by in a blurr of concentration whilst trying to remain approximately vertical, Joan discovering the skill of stepping between instead of on rocks in her boots. She had quite mastered it by Saturday!
  
 That afternoon we lost David for a while after a great deal of confusion about a possible retreat to a fire-trail. It was too early with too many unknown hazards still ahead to stop at the only really good campsite, so, late that afternoon, tempers were a little frayed as we bashed our way up through the scrub to a level place in the forest. This was starting to feel like a "​S.B.W. weekend walk" - what had happened to our holiday? That afternoon we lost David for a while after a great deal of confusion about a possible retreat to a fire-trail. It was too early with too many unknown hazards still ahead to stop at the only really good campsite, so, late that afternoon, tempers were a little frayed as we bashed our way up through the scrub to a level place in the forest. This was starting to feel like a "​S.B.W. weekend walk" - what had happened to our holiday?
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 +===== The Trans-Kowmung Push Bikes. =====
  
-THE TRANS-KOWMUNG ​ PUSH BIKES. 
 by Puffing Billy. by Puffing Billy.
 +
 Camped at the Boyd Crossing on the night of 9-10 April, 1986, that non-stop practical joker, Malcolm McGregor, shook Geoff Higson wide awake at 4.05 am and announced, "​There'​s no need to wake up to look at Halley'​s comet; the sky is still overcast."​ He was only kidding, though, for the former ten-tenths overcast had given way to a brilliant clarity in which Halley was visible to the naked eye. Camped at the Boyd Crossing on the night of 9-10 April, 1986, that non-stop practical joker, Malcolm McGregor, shook Geoff Higson wide awake at 4.05 am and announced, "​There'​s no need to wake up to look at Halley'​s comet; the sky is still overcast."​ He was only kidding, though, for the former ten-tenths overcast had given way to a brilliant clarity in which Halley was visible to the naked eye.
 +
 By lunch time on the same day, Betty Weekes and I were atop Craft'​s Walls enjoying the scenes of the Thurat Spires, Murdering Gully, Paralyser, Cyclops, the Dogs, the Gangerangs, Tiwilla - well, wouldn'​t it just take a book to list all that you can see from there? By lunch time on the same day, Betty Weekes and I were atop Craft'​s Walls enjoying the scenes of the Thurat Spires, Murdering Gully, Paralyser, Cyclops, the Dogs, the Gangerangs, Tiwilla - well, wouldn'​t it just take a book to list all that you can see from there?
-Puffing back across Kanangra Tops at about 2.30, pushing through the + 
-hakea jungle that now smothers the country where once we raced over ankle- deep grass, we examined some peculiar tracks in the sandy parts. "​Anywhere else," ventured Betty, "​I'​d have thought they were bicycle tracks."​ We both chuckled at such a ridiculous thought; but were left wondering as to their cause.+Puffing back across Kanangra Tops at about 2.30, pushing through the hakea jungle that now smothers the country where once we raced over ankle-deep grass, we examined some peculiar tracks in the sandy parts. "​Anywhere else," ventured Betty, "​I'​d have thought they were bicycle tracks."​ We both chuckled at such a ridiculous thought; but were left wondering as to their cause. 
 By 3 o'​clock we were back at the Boyd, savouring a cold tinny and hot cuppa respectively,​ swapping the day's experiences with the McGregors, Higsons and Les Weekes. "Funny thing happened,"​ said Malcolm, "​Remember those two cyclists we passed back towards Oberon yesterday? They came through;"​ and he proceeded to regale us with the conservation that then took place. By 3 o'​clock we were back at the Boyd, savouring a cold tinny and hot cuppa respectively,​ swapping the day's experiences with the McGregors, Higsons and Les Weekes. "Funny thing happened,"​ said Malcolm, "​Remember those two cyclists we passed back towards Oberon yesterday? They came through;"​ and he proceeded to regale us with the conservation that then took place.
 +
 "1st dis de vay to Yeranderie?"​ asked one of the two male riders in a heavy German accent. "1st dis de vay to Yeranderie?"​ asked one of the two male riders in a heavy German accent.
 +
 "Well, yes," said Malcolm; "but - (eyeing the assemblage of gunny sacks or whatever it is that they festoon touring bicycles with) - the road that you're looking for branched off about 40 kilometres back, around the head of the Kowmung."​ "Well, yes," said Malcolm; "but - (eyeing the assemblage of gunny sacks or whatever it is that they festoon touring bicycles with) - the road that you're looking for branched off about 40 kilometres back, around the head of the Kowmung."​
-"Och, ve are not looking for de road," said the accent, producing the Kanangra-Boyd map. "Vs are proceeding hier... und hier... zum hier... und zum hier...."​ As he spoke, his finger traced out a route across Kanangra Tops, down Gingra Ridge, across the Kowmung, up Scott'​s Main Range and on to Yeranderie.+ 
 +"Och, ve are not looking for de road," said the accent, producing the Kanangra-Boyd map. "Ve are proceeding hier... und hier... zum hier... und zum hier...."​ As he spoke, his finger traced out a route across Kanangra Tops, down Gingra Ridge, across the Kowmung, up Scott'​s Main Range and on to Yeranderie. 
 "Bit steep in parts,"​ ventured his listeners, eyeing the festoons of gunny sacks, etc. "Bit steep in parts,"​ ventured his listeners, eyeing the festoons of gunny sacks, etc.
-"Och, ve know," he answered. "Ve vill haf to carry; but vs can do it.." And off they went. + 
-As Betty and I heard the tale, we looked at each other and laughed, "Well, they really ​were bicycle tracks on Kanangra Tops." We described our earlier puzzlement to the audience and concluded, "We had a good look at the Mt. Maxwell country as we passed it (named, of course, after the late Max Gentle of S.B.W., as also is Gentle'​s Pass off the end of the Walls); and, as there were no people there, we can conclude that they were on or nearly on Gingra Ridge by then. With bikes on Gingra, they will comfortably make the Kowmung tonight."​ So they really did know what they were about; bicycles on the Kowmung, indeed!+"Och, ve know," he answered. "Ve vill haf to carry; but ve can do it.." And off they went. 
 + 
 +As Betty and I heard the tale, we looked at each other and laughed, "Well, they really ​__were__ ​bicycle tracks on Kanangra Tops." We described our earlier puzzlement to the audience and concluded, "We had a good look at the Mt. Maxwell country as we passed it (named, of course, after the late Max Gentle of S.B.W., as also is Gentle'​s Pass off the end of the Walls); and, as there were no people there, we can conclude that they were on or nearly on Gingra Ridge by then. With bikes on Gingra, they will comfortably make the Kowmung tonight."​ So they really did know what they were about; bicycles on the Kowmung, indeed! 
 The conversation drifted to other things and I drifted into siesta. Suddenly, I was fully conscious; a strange, male voice beside me had said, "​We'​ve had a bit of an accident up the road and our car isn't drivable. We wonder if there'​s any chance of a lift to Jenolan Caves, please?"​ The "​we"​ was a clean-looking,​ pleasantly-spoken,​ twenties-ish couple showing no overt signs of a recent car crash. The conversation drifted to other things and I drifted into siesta. Suddenly, I was fully conscious; a strange, male voice beside me had said, "​We'​ve had a bit of an accident up the road and our car isn't drivable. We wonder if there'​s any chance of a lift to Jenolan Caves, please?"​ The "​we"​ was a clean-looking,​ pleasantly-spoken,​ twenties-ish couple showing no overt signs of a recent car crash.
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER June, 1986. + 
-A few minutes later, braking to a halt at the "bit of an accident"​ site, +A few minutes later, braking to a halt at the "bit of an accident"​ site, could not help remarking, "You must be the luckiest young people alive. A 360-degree wheelie; full somersault with twist between two gum trees, either of which would have been terminal; snapped ​off a sapling as thick as your knee; stove your roof in; and neither of you has so much as a bruise ​or a scratch!"​ 
-could not help remarking, "You must be the luckiest young people alive. A 360-degree wheelie; full somersault with twist between two gum trees, either of which would have been terminal; snapped ​of a sapling as thick as your knee; stove your roof in; and neither of you has so much as a bruise ​pr a scratch!"​ + 
-"Well, I have," said the soignee young lady ruefully, "I broke a finger nail." ​- +"Well, I have," said the soignee young lady ruefully, "I broke a finger nail." 
-As I drove them to Caves House their story emerged. He had been on a + 
-bushwalk: from Katoomba, down White Dog, along the Kowmung, up Gingra Ridge +As I drove them to Caves House their story emerged. He had been on a bushwalk: from Katoomba, down White Dog, along the Kowmung, up Gingra Ridge to Kanangra. His wife had driven from Caves House to Kanangra to pick him up. 
-to Kanangra. His wife had driven from Caves House to Kanangra to pick him +
-up.+
 "Well now," I said. "What time did you come up off Gingra Ridge?"​ "Well now," I said. "What time did you come up off Gingra Ridge?"​
 +
 "About 2.30," he answered. And had he seen anything of two bicyclists? Oh, yes he had - about 2.15, going past the coal-seam cave, two German-Swiss fellows, heading for the Kowmung. "About 2.30," he answered. And had he seen anything of two bicyclists? Oh, yes he had - about 2.15, going past the coal-seam cave, two German-Swiss fellows, heading for the Kowmung.
-Now, that is the beginning of the story, I wonder if it has an end? Was this the first bicycle traverse of Gingra Ridge, of the deep Kowmung, of + 
-Scott'​s Main Range? Who were they? Should we initiate action to curtail +Now, that is the beginning of the story, I wonder if it has an end? Was this the first bicycle traverse of Gingra Ridge, of the deep Kowmung, of Scott'​s Main Range? Who were they? Should we initiate action to curtail such mechanised desecration of our treasured walking tracks? If anyone else has later news of them it would be interesting,​ to me at least, to read of it. 
-such mechanised desecration of OUT treasured walking tracks? If anyone else has later news of them it would be interesting,​ to me at least, to read of it. + 
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-June, 1986THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 15 +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk by prior arrangement. 
-THE MAY GENERAL MEETING+ 
 +Share the fare - competitive rates
 + 
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 + 
 +===== The May General Meeting===== 
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
 +
 The meeting began at around 2010 with 20 or so members present, the Fresident in the chair, and the bone restored to unity. New members Margaret Niven, Bob Niven, Chris Szonter, Wilma Rubens, Clive Rubens and Michael Stitt were welcomed to membership with applause, badge, constitution,​ and applause. The meeting began at around 2010 with 20 or so members present, the Fresident in the chair, and the bone restored to unity. New members Margaret Niven, Bob Niven, Chris Szonter, Wilma Rubens, Clive Rubens and Michael Stitt were welcomed to membership with applause, badge, constitution,​ and applause.
-Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with minor amendments and corrections. Correspondence included letters of resignation from Betty Hall and Peter Harris,a letter from a researcher at James Cook University seeking information on any magazines relating to outdoor recreation which we might publish, and outgoing letters of thanks to Mr. B. Holden, Ms. C. McEwen, Dr. Wheen amiMs.Grace Matte. + 
-The Treasurer'​s Report is still in a formative stage but it all seemed to mean that for the month we had an income of $2803.00, spent $461.00 and ended up with total general purpose assets of $5810.00. Opening balances +Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with minor amendments and corrections. Correspondence included letters of resignation from Betty Hall and Peter Harris, a letter from a researcher at James Cook University seeking information on any magazines relating to outdoor recreation which we might publish, and outgoing letters of thanks to Mr. B. Holden, Ms. C. McEwen, Dr. Wheen and Ms. Grace Matte. 
-for the month don't seem to exist anymore, but never fear, I am assured there will be one for next month'​s report. + 
-On the other hand, even in the absence of the Walks Secretary the walks reports were right easily understood, and they went like this. The night +The Treasurer'​s Report is still in a formative stage but it all seemed to mean that for the month we had an income of $2803.00, spent $461.00 and ended up with total general purpose assets of $5810.00. Opening balances for the month don't seem to exist anymore, but never fear, I am assured there will be one for next month'​s report. 
-was not dark and stormy for Bill Holland'​s comet viewing extravaganza at Parkes, there were 28 starters, some of whom saw the comet more than once at the saiie time. George Walton had between 3 and 8 bode on his two day Golden Stairs, Cedar Creek, Mt. Solitary walk and of the day walks, Greta Davis 's Glenbrook walk went, as did Wendy Lipiatt'​s Waterfall to Heathcote trip. There were no real reports on either walk, but someone ventured the opinion that there had been lots of people on Wendy'​s trip. + 
-The following weekend, 18,19,20 April Spiro Hajinakitas led a party of seven on his annual pilgrimage to Mt. Colong, Ben Esgate entertained a party of six throughout his Hampton to Hampton tour of places with evocative names, and Bob Younger reported 13 people and an uneventful trip for his Budawangs walk. Jim Brown reported 20 starters on his Springwood area day walk, and Barbara Bruce enthused on her Waterfall to Heathcote bicycle trip which attracted a party of ten. The Anzac Weekend saw Peter Miller extensively reconfiguring his Axe Head Range walk to cope with a serious shortage of water in the area. The six starters dried out somewhat but all survived. George Walton reported similarly for the party of 18 who attended his Kanangra walk, but of Bill Capon'​s Ettrema walk there was no report. Rumours have since filtered out to +On the other hand, even in the absence of the Walks Secretary the walks reports were right easily understood, and they went like this. The night was not dark and stormy for Bill Holland'​s comet viewing extravaganza at Parkes, there were 28 starters, some of whom saw the comet more than once at the same time. George Walton had between 3 and 8 bods on his two day Golden Stairs, Cedar Creek, Mt. Solitary walk and of the day walks, Greta Davis'​s Glenbrook walk went, as did Wendy Lipiatt'​s Waterfall to Heathcote trip. There were no real reports on either walk, but someone ventured the opinion that there had been lots of people on Wendy'​s trip. 
-the effect that mostly they got up and left early. There was only one day + 
-walk that weekend, Ralph Penglis'​s Bundeena to Otford ramble, of which there was no report. +The following weekend, 18,19,20 April Spiro Hajinakitas led a party of seven on his annual pilgrimage to Mt. Colong, Ben Esgate entertained a party of six throughout his Hampton to Hampton tour of places with evocative names, and Bob Younger reported 13 people and an uneventful trip for his Budawangs walk. Jim Brown reported 20 starters on his Springwood area day walk, and Barbara Bruce enthused on her Waterfall to Heathcote bicycle trip which attracted a party of ten. The Anzac Weekend saw Peter Miller extensively reconfiguring his Axe Head Range walk to cope with a serious shortage of water in the area. The six starters dried out somewhat but all survived. George Walton reported similarly for the party of 18 who attended his Kanangra walk, but of Bill Capon'​s Ettrema walk there was no report. Rumours have since filtered out to the effect that mostly they got up and left early. There was only one day walk that weekend, Ralph Penglis'​s Bundeena to Otford ramble, of which there was no report. 
-George Walton'​s 2,3,4 5,6,7 May, Three Peaks in 5 days epic failed for lack of starters. Laurie Quaken'​s Megalong area walk went, led by Peter Miller with a cast of five, and David Rostron'​s Wollangambe walk was reported as pleasant for the 7 who went. Jan Mohandas was laid low by a suspected hairline fracture of a leg bone when it came time to lead his Glenbrook to Springwood walk (something to do with gardening I think it was, should be good for a few brownie points at least). Geoff McIntosh substituted as leader and + 
-reported the party of 13 as having a pleasant walk although sometimes troubled +George Walton'​s 2,3,4 5,6,7 May, Three Peaks in 5 days epic failed for lack of starters. Laurie Quaken'​s Megalong area walk went, led by Peter Miller with a cast of five, and David Rostron'​s Wollangambe walk was reported as pleasant for the 7 who went. Jan Mohandas was laid low by a suspected hairline fracture of a leg bone when it came time to lead his Glenbrook to Springwood walk (something to do with gardening I think it was, should be good for a few brownie points at least). Geoff McIntosh substituted as leader and reported the party of 13 as having a pleasant walk although sometimes troubled by leeches and lovers (?) or was that lawyers (vines I guess). Gordon Lee's Mt. Hay trip did not go. 
-by leeches and lovers (?) or was that lawyers (vines I guess). Gordon Lee's Mt. Hay trip did not go. + 
-There was no report of Carol Bruce'​s Yalwal walk for the weekend of 9,10,11 May but Oliver Crawford had a party of 12 snugly in the cave below the top of The Castle before the late Saturday afternoon storm burst upon them. All things were obviously not equal or they would have been able to see the +There was no report of Carol Bruce'​s Yalwal walk for the weekend of 9,10,11 May but Oliver Crawford had a party of 12 snugly in the cave below the top of The Castle before the late Saturday afternoon storm burst upon them. All things were obviously not equal or they would have been able to see the sunrise the following morning. Peter Miller had good weather, 5 members and 9 prospectives on his Cox River Sunday walk, Margaret Reid had 23 people on her Wondabyne trip and Malcolm Boadle reported 9 starters and a very good day for his Ruined Castle walk. Gordon Lee's rockclimbing and abseiling instructional did not go. 
-Page 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​ June, 1986. +
-sunrise the following morning. Peter Miller had good weather, 5 members and 9 prospectives on his Cox River Sunday walk, Margaret Reid had 23 people on her Wondabyne trip and Malcolm Boadle reported 9 starters and a very good day for his Ruined Castle walk. Gordon Lee's rockclimbing and abseiling instructional did not go.+
 Federation Report indicated that the Bushsports program is under review, that there were no S. & R. call outs for the month, and that around 40 people attended the S. & R. practise weekend. Federation Report indicated that the Bushsports program is under review, that there were no S. & R. call outs for the month, and that around 40 people attended the S. & R. practise weekend.
-Conservation Report (that'​s new isn't it?) reported that the wood- chipping ​agreement for Tasmania has still not been signed and that the Gardens of Stone area in the upper Wollemi may be added to a national park area. There was also a mention of some correspondence regarding the increasingly used look that the Megalong Valley section of the Cox River is taking on as its usage by horse riding parties increases. + 
-K.H.A. annual meeting report indicated that there are still liason problems with the N.P.W.S. although this is improving. The K.H.A. February +Conservation Report (that'​s new isn't it?) reported that the woodchipping ​agreement for Tasmania has still not been signed and that the Gardens of Stone area in the upper Wollemi may be added to a national park area. There was also a mention of some correspondence regarding the increasingly used look that the Megalong Valley section of the Cox River is taking on as its usage by horse riding parties increases. 
-newsletter is also available. + 
-General Business was next. Peter Miller proposed that a permanent barrier be installed on the Coolana access track and the meeting agreed. Peter is sorting out details so check with him if you have ideas or equipment to offer. It was also Peter who proposed the building of a second, more accessible, fireplace in the hut at Coolana. Again the meeting agreed, although this time with more debate, none of which produced much heat, or light either for that matter. The meeting then went on to decide on the need for a Coolana +K.H.A. annual meeting report indicated that there are still liason problems with the N.P.W.S. although this is improving. The K.H.A. February newsletter is also available. 
-intenance ​Committee. Members elected to the committee were Alan Doherty (convenor), Ian Debert, Peter Miller, and John Redfern. That list is by no + 
-means exclusive, so if you want to join, talk to Alan.+General Business was next. Peter Miller proposed that a permanent barrier be installed on the Coolana access track and the meeting agreed. Peter is sorting out details so check with him if you have ideas or equipment to offer. It was also Peter who proposed the building of a second, more accessible, fireplace in the hut at Coolana. Again the meeting agreed, although this time with more debate, none of which produced much heat, or light either for that matter. The meeting then went on to decide on the need for a Coolana ​Maintenance ​Committee. Members elected to the committee were Alan Doherty (convenor), Ian Debert, Peter Miller, and John Redfern. That list is by no means exclusive, so if you want to join, talk to Alan. 
 A motion that we donate $200.00 to the Wilderness Society was also passed. There were a number of questions about insurances of one kind or another and the whole thing drifted about until Gordon Lee proposed that we do something to reduce the number of walks cancellations. The meeting decided to ask the Walks Secretary to investigate the establishment of a panel of substitute leaders who would be prepared to take over walks at short notice in the event of the scheduled leader being unavailable. There was no mention of a panel of substitute walkers for weekends following wet Thursday/​Fridays. A motion that we donate $200.00 to the Wilderness Society was also passed. There were a number of questions about insurances of one kind or another and the whole thing drifted about until Gordon Lee proposed that we do something to reduce the number of walks cancellations. The meeting decided to ask the Walks Secretary to investigate the establishment of a panel of substitute leaders who would be prepared to take over walks at short notice in the event of the scheduled leader being unavailable. There was no mention of a panel of substitute walkers for weekends following wet Thursday/​Fridays.
-Then there was a written proposal from Kath Brown (typed I guess) that + 
-we open a 60th Anniversary Fund to defray costs associated with the celebration. This did not exactly raise the meeting to frenzy of point, counterpoint and riposts, but it was passed anyway, with Bill Holland using a following motion to endure that no separate bank account was required.+Then there was a written proposal from Kath Brown (typed I guess) that we open a 60th Anniversary Fund to defray costs associated with the celebration. This did not exactly raise the meeting to frenzy of point, counterpoint and riposts, but it was passed anyway, with Bill Holland using a following motion to endure that no separate bank account was required. 
 We also agreed to write to the N.P.W.S. regarding the recent construction of new surf livesaving association premises at Burning Palms beach, seeking their assurance that there were no facilities in the structure for overnight accommodation. We also agreed to write to the N.P.W.S. regarding the recent construction of new surf livesaving association premises at Burning Palms beach, seeking their assurance that there were no facilities in the structure for overnight accommodation.
 +
 The announcements followed, and it was all over yet again at 2153. The announcements followed, and it was all over yet again at 2153.
-NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION.  + 
-At the May General Meeting a resolution was carried to construct a second fireplace in the hut at Coolana. Notice has now been received that a motion for rescission of this decision will be put before the JUly General Meeting (9/7/86). The movers believe the vote at the May meeting was not representative of Club opinion owing to the small attendance. +---- 
-Moved: Alan Doherty Seconded: Bill Holland + 
-June, 1986THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 17 +=== Notice of Motion of Recission=== 
-LETTER TO THE EDITOR. from Tom Herbert, Hon.Member+ 
 +At the May General Meeting a resolution was carried to construct a second fireplace in the hut at Coolana. Notice has now been received that a motion for rescission of this decision will be put before the July General Meeting (9/7/86). The movers believe the vote at the May meeting was not representative of Club opinion owing to the small attendance. 
 + 
 +Moved: Alan DohertySeconded: Bill Holland. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Letter To The Editor===== 
 + 
 +from Tom Herbert, Hon.Member
 Just a Minute - 55 years ago. Just a Minute - 55 years ago.
-I had a good chuckle at the published Committee ​MInute ​of August 7, 1931 about certain sleeping habits in the "good old days"​. + 
-I was a member of the S.B.W. Committee prior to my election as President +I had a good chuckle at the published Committee ​Minute ​of August 7, 1931 about certain sleeping habits in the "good old days". 
-in 1934. I was not aware of this minute being on the books during my time + 
-but I am certain it is not an indication of wowserism. The members by and +I was a member of the S.B.W. Committee prior to my election as President in 1934. I was not aware of this minute being on the books during my time but I am certain it is not an indication of wowserism. The members by and large were fun-loving, enterprising,​ and talented; bushwalker concerts, campfire re-unions and exploring were tops. The members satirized the Committee in song and verse and poked fun at every opportunity. 
-large were fun-loving, enterprising,​ and talented; bushwalker concerts, + 
-campfire re-unions and exploring were tops. The members satirized the Committee in song and verse and poked fun at every opportunity. +This Committee minute was apparently designed to discourage "​co-tenting"​ of unmarrieds on official outings of the Club - not on any moral grounds but on the jealously guarded public image of the S.B.W. It should be remembered that the Club was formed in 1927 and in its early years it was vulnerable to suspicion and criticism from many directions including some press and sour people who could see evil in a mixed walking and camping club. 
-This Committee minute was apparently designed to discourage "​co-tenting"​ of unmarrieds on official outings of the Club - not on any moral grounds but on the jealously guarded public image of the S.B.W. It should be remembered +
-that the Club was formed in 1927 and in its early years it was vulnerable to suspicion and criticism from many directions including some Dress and sour people who could see evil in a mixed walking and camping club.+
 The Committee tried to foster amongst members a pride in the good name and public reputation of the S.B.W. over and above their own personal comfort. Behaviour in trains and other public transport and on roads and in tidy campsites all added to pluses and minuses to the Club's public image and the flannel flower worn by members was a proud badge of identification. This may explain the Committee Minute of August 7, 1931 even though it sounds a bit ridiculous in this enlightened era. The Committee tried to foster amongst members a pride in the good name and public reputation of the S.B.W. over and above their own personal comfort. Behaviour in trains and other public transport and on roads and in tidy campsites all added to pluses and minuses to the Club's public image and the flannel flower worn by members was a proud badge of identification. This may explain the Committee Minute of August 7, 1931 even though it sounds a bit ridiculous in this enlightened era.
-The "good name syndrome of early Committees paid dividends over the years and the S.B.W. was held in esteem by Government departments,​ local councils, transport authorities,​ country property owners, police, the media, and the general public. The code of the Committees of "the good old days" + 
-was "the good name of the S.B.W. transcends the creature comfort of its members"​. +The "good name" ​syndrome of early Committees paid dividends over the years and the S.B.W. was held in esteem by Government departments,​ local councils, transport authorities,​ country property owners, police, the media, and the general public. The code of the Committees of "the good old days" was "the good name of the S.B.W. transcends the creature comfort of its members"​. 
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-FIRST AID FOOTNOTESFIVE PREVENTIVE STEPS FOR NON-TIGER WALKERS+ 
-by Elwyn Morris. ​NO.1 - AVOIDING ​RSI OF THE FEET+---- 
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 +=== First Aid FootnotesFive Preventive Steps For Non-Tiger Walkers=== 
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 +by Elwyn Morris. 
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 +__No.1 - Avoiding ​RSI of the feet__ 
 Last year I feared that I was getting arthritis in my toes! After consulting a specialist, who reassured me that it was not rheumatoid, merely incurable, I had visions of prematurely '​falling off the twig' - or at least not being able to walk along it, or a bush track, ever again. Last year I feared that I was getting arthritis in my toes! After consulting a specialist, who reassured me that it was not rheumatoid, merely incurable, I had visions of prematurely '​falling off the twig' - or at least not being able to walk along it, or a bush track, ever again.
-A non-doctor suggested ​SORBOTHANE, which cured me. This is the brand name for shock-absorbent rubber inner soles available for around $26 in good sports shops. You get the size to fit your heels and cut the rest to fit your shoes; they last about two years and are washable. Try to get this brand as others seem heavier. + 
-Not only did they cure my '​arthritis'​ - really RSI - in my toes, but they ay well have prevented it in other joints, as the repeated shocks from walking a long time on hard surfaces, especially with a heavy pack, travel up the legs to the knees and lower back. +A non-doctor suggested ​Sorbothane, which cured me. This is the brand name for shock-absorbent rubber inner soles available for around $26 in good sports shops. You get the size to fit your heels and cut the rest to fit your shoes; they last about two years and are washable. Try to get this brand as others seem heavier. 
-I now have two pairs I swap into all shoes without thick rubber soles; ​wo en's shoes are particularly bad for walking on pavements. For a Ralph Penglis Cremorne-to-Manly with its bitumen-and-concrete-bash,​ I wear two together in each shoe. It's a bit of a problem fitting Sorbothane inner soles into those shallow Volleys, which is why I break the unwritten club rule and wear joggers, carrying Volleys in my pack for rock-hopping + 
-e ergencies. (Scholls make thinner cheaper - $11 - inner soles available +Not only did they cure my '​arthritis'​ - really RSI - in my toes, but they may well have prevented it in other joints, as the repeated shocks from walking a long time on hard surfaces, especially with a heavy pack, travel up the legs to the knees and lower back. 
-in chemists. Ed.) * * * * * * * + 
-CONGRATULATIONS ​to BOb Milne and Therese on their recent marriage!+I now have two pairs I swap into __all__ ​shoes without thick rubber soles; ​women's shoes are particularly bad for walking on pavements. For a Ralph Penglis Cremorne-to-Manly with its bitumen-and-concrete-bash,​ I wear two together in each shoe. It's a bit of a problem fitting Sorbothane inner soles into those shallow Volleys, which is why I break the unwritten club rule and wear joggers, carrying Volleys in my pack for rock-hopping ​emergencies. (Scholls make thinner cheaper - $11 - inner soles available in chemists. Ed.) 
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 +__Congratulations__ ​to Bob Milne and Therese on their recent marriage! 
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