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 ===== Total Environment Centre - Reform Of The NSW Forestry Commission. ===== ===== Total Environment Centre - Reform Of The NSW Forestry Commission. =====
  
-18 Argyre ​St., Sydney, N.S.W. 2000. Phone 27 4714+18 Argyle ​St., Sydney, N.S.W. 2000. Phone 27 4714
  
 === Six good reasons for reforming the NSW Forestry Commission. === === Six good reasons for reforming the NSW Forestry Commission. ===
  
-  * It strongly ​resistsenvironmental ​improvements in forest management, causing major controversies and legal battles.+  * It strongly ​resists environmental ​improvements in forest management, causing major controversies and legal battles.
   * It opposes new forested national parks.   * It opposes new forested national parks.
   * It still refuses formal public input into management plans.   * It still refuses formal public input into management plans.
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 With so much wrong with the management of our diminishing native forests, after so many major battles - Boyd Plateau pine planting, rainforests,​ woodchipping of the south-east - a major report on reform was commissioned by Total Environment Centre. With so much wrong with the management of our diminishing native forests, after so many major battles - Boyd Plateau pine planting, rainforests,​ woodchipping of the south-east - a major report on reform was commissioned by Total Environment Centre.
  
-"The NSW Forestry Act, A Review with Suggestions for Reform"​ (Prineas 1985), was recently forwarded to the Minister for Forests and some of its suggestions are attached. (Available from the Total Environemnt ​Centre at $20.00.)+"The NSW Forestry Act, A Review with Suggestions for Reform"​ (Prineas 1985), was recently forwarded to the Minister for Forests and some of its suggestions are attached. (Available from the Total Environment ​Centre at $20.00.)
  
 === Letters from your members and your group are needed. === === Letters from your members and your group are needed. ===
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 __Public Enforcement__ __Public Enforcement__
  
-'The concept of "​Forest Practices"​ legislation has merit... containing public enforcement procedures. Such legislation should be expressed as binding upon State and private ​foresty ​undertakings... establishing standards and conditions which at present either do not exist or are only based on administrative measures.'​+'The concept of "​Forest Practices"​ legislation has merit... containing public enforcement procedures. Such legislation should be expressed as binding upon State and private ​forestry ​undertakings... establishing standards and conditions which at present either do not exist or are only based on administrative measures.'​
  
 __Clearing for pine__ __Clearing for pine__
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 by Elwyn Morris. by Elwyn Morris.
  
-==== First Aid Footnotes: Preventative ​Meausres ​For Non-Tiger Walkers. ====+==== First Aid Footnotes: Preventative ​Measures ​For Non-Tiger Walkers. ====
  
 === Avoiding Heat Stroke: The Insulating Hat. === === Avoiding Heat Stroke: The Insulating Hat. ===
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 10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 8366. 10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 8366.
  
-Kanagra ​Boyd. Upper Blue Mountains. Six Foot Track.+Kanangra ​Boyd. Upper Blue Mountains. Six Foot Track.
  
 Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk - by prior arrangement. Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk - by prior arrangement.
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 On the morn we headed off back toward the west, but the country is so convoluted here that we didn't get into the Standley system, but rather some smaller intermediary system that turned out to be exquisite. We found a magnificent pool in a pristine canyon for lunch. On the morn we headed off back toward the west, but the country is so convoluted here that we didn't get into the Standley system, but rather some smaller intermediary system that turned out to be exquisite. We found a magnificent pool in a pristine canyon for lunch.
  
-Some more exploration after lunch and finally I had had enough. My left Achilles tendon was quite sore, from overworking,​ I suppose. I wanted to go back to camp. David pointed out the direction and off I went. What a panic. A few minutes after leaving the others I crossed up and over a small saddle, and the country is so turbulent and confused that I immediately felt lost! Nothing looked ​familar ​and I had to cross heaps of spinifex, big spinifex, ridiculous but true - I felt momentary panic! After I calmed down and just proceeded things sorted themselves out and I finally reached a big creek which I did not recognise, and I hoped that that was because I was so far below camp that it was just unfamiliar. Fortunately that turned out to be true or I don't know what I should have done. Presently I was back in camp, and doing a '​Spiro'​ getting the evening fire started and water on for tea and barley rum. As I sat and rested my foot, I considered that there was but one more night after this one. We had seen so much country, almost overwhelming. David was proposing one more move to a final camp just into the next system to the east.+Some more exploration after lunch and finally I had had enough. My left Achilles tendon was quite sore, from overworking,​ I suppose. I wanted to go back to camp. David pointed out the direction and off I went. What a panic. A few minutes after leaving the others I crossed up and over a small saddle, and the country is so turbulent and confused that I immediately felt lost! Nothing looked ​familiar ​and I had to cross heaps of spinifex, big spinifex, ridiculous but true - I felt momentary panic! After I calmed down and just proceeded things sorted themselves out and I finally reached a big creek which I did not recognise, and I hoped that that was because I was so far below camp that it was just unfamiliar. Fortunately that turned out to be true or I don't know what I should have done. Presently I was back in camp, and doing a '​Spiro'​ getting the evening fire started and water on for tea and barley rum. As I sat and rested my foot, I considered that there was but one more night after this one. We had seen so much country, almost overwhelming. David was proposing one more move to a final camp just into the next system to the east.
  
 The others were very happy when they returned to find instant hot water! Even though the night was cloudy, the spaces between the clouds held stars so bright that the show was as good as ever. The others were very happy when they returned to find instant hot water! Even though the night was cloudy, the spaces between the clouds held stars so bright that the show was as good as ever.
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 In many respects the trip did not end there. In his wisdom the leader had arranged for us all to spend the afternoon and night at Alice Springs and then fly back to Sydney the next day. A slow transition that I was very grateful for. The sense of quiet within me was great, as only an encounter with raw wild nature can bring about. Sydney direct would have been too much. Alice is very small and is surrounded by mountains and looks like the country we had been travelling through in many respects. In many respects the trip did not end there. In his wisdom the leader had arranged for us all to spend the afternoon and night at Alice Springs and then fly back to Sydney the next day. A slow transition that I was very grateful for. The sense of quiet within me was great, as only an encounter with raw wild nature can bring about. Sydney direct would have been too much. Alice is very small and is surrounded by mountains and looks like the country we had been travelling through in many respects.
  
-We could see the distant ranges as we rolled along the southern plain towards Alice. Slowly the peaks we recngnised ​sank out of sight behind us. We made one tourist stop, at another gorge. We were passing quite close to Simpson'​s Gap, so David had the bus driver pull in for us all to have a look. Nice but not like Amphitheatre Camp, Garden Canyon or the '​Grotto'​. I felt very spoiled. Alice, a motel, a warm shower, off with sweaty socks and on with peffectly ​clean clothes.+We could see the distant ranges as we rolled along the southern plain towards Alice. Slowly the peaks we recognised ​sank out of sight behind us. We made one tourist stop, at another gorge. We were passing quite close to Simpson'​s Gap, so David had the bus driver pull in for us all to have a look. Nice but not like Amphitheatre Camp, Garden Canyon or the '​Grotto'​. I felt very spoiled. Alice, a motel, a warm shower, off with sweaty socks and on with perfectly ​clean clothes.
  
 You could spend your whole life in Sydney and never, ever encounter an aboriginal. It was wonderful to find them en masse on the streets of Alice. Part of our walk had been on private lease holdings and part of it on Jay Creek Aboriginal Reserve. I felt I owed something to the locals for the trip had been so good. You could spend your whole life in Sydney and never, ever encounter an aboriginal. It was wonderful to find them en masse on the streets of Alice. Part of our walk had been on private lease holdings and part of it on Jay Creek Aboriginal Reserve. I felt I owed something to the locals for the trip had been so good.
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 Wilderness as a tonic. I feel I need a dose of it now and again to keep me sane, hence my presence on this wonderful trip. Wilderness as a tonic. I feel I need a dose of it now and again to keep me sane, hence my presence on this wonderful trip.
  
-We completed our return to civilization with a smorgasbord dinner at a local hotel. Salads, fresh meat, fresh fruit, and wine - it was all quite overwhelming. Bob was almost unrecognisable;​ he had not shaved during the trip and had grown a baby beard. When he appeared at dinner freshly shaved I almost didn't know whb he was! The meal seemed excellent for such a provincial outpost. I treated myself to a brandy after dinner and it came in a silver holder with a candle under it - a bit extravagant for one just in from lying in dry river beds, and accustomed to sipping barley rum from a tin cup!+We completed our return to civilization with a smorgasbord dinner at a local hotel. Salads, fresh meat, fresh fruit, and wine - it was all quite overwhelming. Bob was almost unrecognisable;​ he had not shaved during the trip and had grown a baby beard. When he appeared at dinner freshly shaved I almost didn't know who he was! The meal seemed excellent for such a provincial outpost. I treated myself to a brandy after dinner and it came in a silver holder with a candle under it - a bit extravagant for one just in from lying in dry river beds, and accustomed to sipping barley rum from a tin cup!
  
-After all courses, and toasts and a gift for the leader for a job magnificently done, a night in a bed. Not so good. The room felt cramped, I claustrophobic,​ the ciling ​too close, the sky too far, but eventually I slept.+After all courses, and toasts and a gift for the leader for a job magnificently done, a night in a bed. Not so good. The room felt cramped, I claustrophobic,​ the ceiling ​too close, the sky too far, but eventually I slept.
  
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 +===== The October General Meeting. =====
  
-THE OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING. ​ 
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
 +
 The meeting began at 2017 with the President in the chair and around 25 members present. There was an apology from Patrick James and new members Michael Christie, Kathleen Gray, Rod Hopkins and Lindsay Taylor were welcomed in the usual way. The meeting began at 2017 with the President in the chair and around 25 members present. There was an apology from Patrick James and new members Michael Christie, Kathleen Gray, Rod Hopkins and Lindsay Taylor were welcomed in the usual way.
 +
 The Minutes were read and received with business arising being the news that Ainslie Morris had withdrawn her resignations with a reference to Section 29 of the proposed new constitution. The Minutes were read and received with business arising being the news that Ainslie Morris had withdrawn her resignations with a reference to Section 29 of the proposed new constitution.
-Correspondence comprised a letter from the office of the N.S.W. Minister for Primary Industry referring to our concerns over the wood- chipping ​operations at Eden, and a letter from Alex Colley about the new Wilderness Act Committee report. + 
-The Treasurer'​s Report brought news that we began the month with a balance of $2423.00, received $703.00, spent $162.00 and closed the month with a balance of $2964.00: +Correspondence comprised a letter from the office of the N.S.W. Minister for Primary Industry referring to our concerns over the woodchipping ​operations at Eden, and a letter from Alex Colley about the new Wilderness Act Committee report. 
-Federation Report brought news of a new format for the BUshwalker ​Newsletter and advice that the new Bushsports Program will run for six months. The next F.B.W. Reunion may be organised by the Western N.S.W. Bushwalking Club. + 
-The Walks Report, presented by Bill Capon, had the following details. Over the weekend 19,21,21 September Bill Hblland ​reported 13 people enjoying a camp at Stan Madden'​s place at Gosford, coupled with attendance at the Old Sydney Town woolshed bush dance and, the following day, at Ainslie Morris'​ Pearl beach walk. Ainslie'​s walk had 21 starters all-up and encountered low tide in Patonga Creek. That same weekend Bob Hodgson had 14 starters on his Wollangambe area walk. Hans Stickter'​s Six-foot Track walk did not go, nor did Gordon Lees' Instructionals. Ralph Penglis had 21 people on his Otford to Bundeena walk which was reported to have gone to plan.+The Treasurer'​s Report brought news that we began the month with a balance of $2423.00, received $703.00, spent $162.00 and closed the month with a balance of $2964.00
 + 
 +Federation Report brought news of a new format for the Bushwalker ​Newsletter and advice that the new Bushsports Program will run for six months. The next F.B.W. Reunion may be organised by the Western N.S.W. Bushwalking Club. 
 + 
 +The Walks Report, presented by Bill Capon, had the following details. Over the weekend 19,21,21 September Bill Holland ​reported 13 people enjoying a camp at Stan Madden'​s place at Gosford, coupled with attendance at the Old Sydney Town woolshed bush dance and, the following day, at Ainslie Morris'​ Pearl beach walk. Ainslie'​s walk had 21 starters all-up and encountered low tide in Patonga Creek. That same weekend Bob Hodgson had 14 starters on his Wollangambe area walk. Hans Stickter'​s Six-foot Track walk did not go, nor did Gordon Lees' Instructionals. Ralph Penglis had 21 people on his Otford to Bundeena walk which was reported to have gone to plan. 
 The following weekend, 26,27,28 September, Derek Wilson'​s Cox River walk did not go but Les Powell reported 8 starters and a good walk with indifferent weather on the Sunday. Of the day walks, Maurie Bloom had 20 starters and beaut flowers on his Marra-Marra National Park trip and Robin Plumb'​s Manly Dam to Lindfield Station was cancelled. The following weekend, 26,27,28 September, Derek Wilson'​s Cox River walk did not go but Les Powell reported 8 starters and a good walk with indifferent weather on the Sunday. Of the day walks, Maurie Bloom had 20 starters and beaut flowers on his Marra-Marra National Park trip and Robin Plumb'​s Manly Dam to Lindfield Station was cancelled.
-The October long weekend saw David Rostron with a party whose name was legion enjoying the winds of the Snowy Mountains on his ski touring trip. Alan Doherty'​s Widdin Valley base camp attracted 17 starters and the Widdin is reported to be gloriously green. Bob King marched his three starters up the hill, then he marched 'em down again on his Mt.Mistake/ Colo River trip. George Walton'​s Katoomba day walk had 15 starters and was reported as a good trip. All of which concluded the Walks Report. + 
-General Business saw the election of Alan Doherty as Walks Secretary and advice that a sub-committee has been established to manage the Club archives. Members are: Jim Brown (chairman/​convenor),​ Ainslie Morris, Barbara Bruce, Phil Butt and Barry Wallace. A motion that the Club purchase two electric staplers to a maximum value of $400.00 was carried on the +The October long weekend saw David Rostron with a party whose name was legion enjoying the winds of the Snowy Mountains on his ski touring trip. Alan Doherty'​s Widdin Valley base camp attracted 17 starters and the Widdin is reported to be gloriously green. Bob King marched his three starters up the hill, then he marched 'em down again on his Mt. Mistake / Colo River trip. George Walton'​s Katoomba day walk had 15 starters and was reported as a good trip. All of which concluded the Walks Report. 
-voices. The S. & R. list is being updated, watch the mag. for an ad. The Club are still assessing the available public halls and the 60th Anniversary Committee want to know what we want to do by way of celebration.+ 
 +General Business saw the election of Alan Doherty as Walks Secretary and advice that a sub-committee has been established to manage the Club archives. Members are: Jim Brown (chairman/​convenor),​ Ainslie Morris, Barbara Bruce, Phil Butt and Barry Wallace. A motion that the Club purchase two electric staplers to a maximum value of $400.00 was carried on the voices. The S. & R. list is being updated, watch the mag. for an ad. The Club are still assessing the available public halls and the 60th Anniversary Committee want to know what we want to do by way of celebration. 
 The review of the new Constitution was completed and our incorporation may now proceed. The review of the new Constitution was completed and our incorporation may now proceed.
 +
 So then it was just a matter of the announcements,​ and one false finish, and the meeting closed at 2207 for the second time. So then it was just a matter of the announcements,​ and one false finish, and the meeting closed at 2207 for the second time.
-Page 18 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER November, 1986 + 
-COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT ​NOVEMBER.  +---- 
-There is an offer to the Club from North Sydney Council for hire of McMahon'​s Point Community Centre (near North Sydney station) for 1987. + 
-The rooms have been inspected by a Committee member and appear very suitable and at a good rate.+===== Committee Meeting Report - November===== 
 +  
 +There is an offer to the Club from North Sydney Council for hire of McMahon'​s Point Community Centre (near North Sydney station) for 1987. The rooms have been inspected by a Committee member and appear very suitable and at a good rate. 
 A letter from Reg Alder of Canberra with information on the name of Lake Louise for the archives. A letter from Reg Alder of Canberra with information on the name of Lake Louise for the archives.
-The Wilderness Society thanked us for our donation of $250 to assist it and the South East Forest Alliance which is campaigning against ​wood- chipping ​near Eden.+ 
 +The Wilderness Society thanked us for our donation of $250 to assist it and the South East Forest Alliance which is campaigning against ​woodchipping ​near Eden. 
 The Treasurer'​s Report forecast a $1,000 deficit for our financial year. Postage and magazine costs are higher than last year. Public Liability Insurance for $5 million will be renewed as required for an Incorporated Club. The Treasurer'​s Report forecast a $1,000 deficit for our financial year. Postage and magazine costs are higher than last year. Public Liability Insurance for $5 million will be renewed as required for an Incorporated Club.
 +
 Conservation Secretary reported that the Colong Foundation is applying for a grant to prepare a submission for the Blue Mountains to be made a World Heritage Area. The South East Forest Alliance is considering running a candidate, possibly Australian Democrat, in the Eden-Monaro electorate. Conservation Secretary reported that the Colong Foundation is applying for a grant to prepare a submission for the Blue Mountains to be made a World Heritage Area. The South East Forest Alliance is considering running a candidate, possibly Australian Democrat, in the Eden-Monaro electorate.
 +
 The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs' detailed report from Spiro Hajinakitas will be repeated at the General Meeting on 12th November. The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs' detailed report from Spiro Hajinakitas will be repeated at the General Meeting on 12th November.
 +
 Walks leaders are to be strongly urged to notify the Walks Secretary when he/she cannot lead a walk as programmed (postponement,​ cancellation) or of a new phone number. Walks leaders are to be strongly urged to notify the Walks Secretary when he/she cannot lead a walk as programmed (postponement,​ cancellation) or of a new phone number.
-* * * * * * * * + 
-From January next year the Club will be meeting in new Clubrooms. Probably McMahon'​s ​POint Community Centre, near North Sydney station. ​PLEASE CHECK exact details in next month'​s magazine.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Notes. ===== 
 + 
 +From January next year the Club will be meeting in new Clubrooms. Probably McMahon'​s ​Point Community Centre, near North Sydney station. ​Please check exact details in next month'​s magazine. 
 3rd December - Committee Meeting, 10th December - General Meeting. 3rd December - Committee Meeting, 10th December - General Meeting.
-17th December - CHRISTMAS PARTY. Please bring a plate of party food - the Club will provide wine, beer and soft drink.+ 
 +17th December - Christmas Party. Please bring a plate of party food - the Club will provide wine, beer and soft drink. 
 The Clubroom will be closed for 24th and 31st December, and possibly also on 7th January 1987. The Clubroom will be closed for 24th and 31st December, and possibly also on 7th January 1987.
-*********# + 
-NEW MEMBERS+---- 
 + 
 +===== New Members===== 
 Please add the following names to your list of members:- Please add the following names to your list of members:-
-DEVERICK, Janice, 15 Tudor Street, Surry Hills, 2010 Phone 690 1634 
-FLICK, Alison, 2/87-89 Princess Street, Werrington, 2760 623 9331 
-FROST, Annette, 11/14 Pearson Street, Gladesville,​ 2111 817 1788 
-TRIDGELL, Neil, 81 Carrington Road, Wahroonga, 2076 489 2229 
-WATSON, Prudence, 4 Farnell Avenue, Carlingford,​ 2118 871 1361 
-CONGRATULATIONS to Len and Dot Newland on their wedding on 8th November. 
  
 +  * Deverick, Janice, 15 Tudor Street, Surry Hills, 2010. Phone 690 1634.
 +  * Flick, Alison, 2/87-89 Princess Street, Werrington, 2760. 623 9331.
 +  * Frost, Annette, 11/14 Pearson Street, Gladesville,​ 2111. 817 1788.
 +  * Tridgell, Neil, 81 Carrington Road, Wahroonga, 2076. 489 2229.
 +  * Watson, Prudence, 4 Farnell Avenue, Carlingford,​ 2118. 871 1361.
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 +__Congratulations__ to Len and Dot Newland on their wedding on 8th November.
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