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 +===== Book Review. =====
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 +by Alex Colley.
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 +=== Selected Writings of Myles Dunphy - by Pat Thompson. ===
  
-BOOK REVIEW 
-by Alex Colley. SELECTED WRITINGS OF MYLES DUNPHY - by PAT THOMPSON. ​ 
 The Sunday Nov 16th the Hon. Neville Wran Q.C. launched Pat Thompson'​s book "​Selected Writings of Myles Dunphy"​ at a gathering held in Centennial Park. It was appropriate that he should do so because the addition of Wollemi and large sections of the Southern Blue Mountains to the Blue Mountains national parks system brought into being nearly all of Myles' most cherished aims: The Greater Blue Mountains National Park, together with three other of Myles' projects - Werrikimbie,​ Clyde-Budawang and Deua. The Sunday Nov 16th the Hon. Neville Wran Q.C. launched Pat Thompson'​s book "​Selected Writings of Myles Dunphy"​ at a gathering held in Centennial Park. It was appropriate that he should do so because the addition of Wollemi and large sections of the Southern Blue Mountains to the Blue Mountains national parks system brought into being nearly all of Myles' most cherished aims: The Greater Blue Mountains National Park, together with three other of Myles' projects - Werrikimbie,​ Clyde-Budawang and Deua.
-The Sydney Bush Walkers were well represented. Members and ex-members present included David and Doris Stead, Enid Rigby, Tim CoffeY, Len and Gladys Fall, Neville and Denise Raymond and JOhn Scott. The Colong Foundation (of which Pat is Vice-Chairman) and the Total Environment Centre, including the Director, Milo Dunphy, were also well represented. + 
-The book is of Myles' writings, introduced, classifed and put in historical perspective by Pat Thompson. This raises the question - why didn't Myles do this himself? He had nearly 30 years of retirement in which to put it together. His writing is vivid, accurate and imaginative,​ though +The Sydney Bush Walkers were well represented. Members and ex-members present included David and Doris Stead, Enid Rigby, Tim Coffey, Len and Gladys Fall, Neville and Denise Raymond and John Scott. The Colong Foundation (of which Pat is Vice-Chairman) and the Total Environment Centre, including the Director, Milo Dunphy, were also well represented. 
-a little addicted to cliches. One reason is that, given the limited interest + 
-in nature conservation,​ the market for a book would have been small. He was a person of acute observation,​ phenomenal memory and computer-like ability to marshall his facts, but he was no conserver of words. His beautifully hand-printed journals, photocopies of which are available at The Total Environment Centre, fill 79 springback folders. +The book is of Myles' writings, introduced, classifed and put in historical perspective by Pat Thompson. This raises the question - why didn't Myles do this himself? He had nearly 30 years of retirement in which to put it together. His writing is vivid, accurate and imaginative,​ though a little addicted to cliches. One reason is that, given the limited interest in nature conservation,​ the market for a book would have been small. He was a person of acute observation,​ phenomenal memory and computer-like ability to marshall his facts, but he was no conserver of words. His beautifully hand-printed journals, photocopies of which are available at The Total Environment Centre, fill 79 springback folders. 
-To reduce this to a meaningful summary, in Myles' own words, was a mighty task. Pat, however, gained his complete confidence. He spent many + 
-days at his home and became the only person trusted to take away the diaries. Over a period Pat assembled the most meaningful passages and summarised their significance. He received valuable help from Margaret Dunphy (Myles'​ wife) and from his sons Milo and Dexter. Enid, Roger, Byron and Jeff Rigby all assisted, and it was Roger who worked closely with Pat for a year to achieve a high standard of design. +To reduce this to a meaningful summary, in Myles' own words, was a mighty task. Pat, however, gained his complete confidence. He spent many days at his home and became the only person trusted to take away the diaries. Over a period Pat assembled the most meaningful passages and summarised their significance. He received valuable help from Margaret Dunphy (Myles'​ wife) and from his sons Milo and Dexter. Enid, Roger, Byron and Jeff Rigby all assisted, and it was Roger who worked closely with Pat for a year to achieve a high standard of design. 
-The first two chapters, on bushwalking and conservation,​ cover much + 
-of the early history of the S.B.W. This has been fully covered in earlier issues of The Sydney Bushwalker magazine, but it will make very interesting reading for the newer members.+The first two chapters, on bushwalking and conservation,​ cover much of the early history of the S.B.W. This has been fully covered in earlier issues of The Sydney Bushwalker magazine, but it will make very interesting reading for the newer members. 
 The first traverse of the Gangerang, by Gordon Smith and Max Gentle, is described and is accompanied by a photograph of the "​Tigers"​ on Tiwilla Plateau. The theme of the chapter on conservation is the same as that in the wilderness pamphlet "No Second Chance"​ (which should accompany the next issue of the FBW Newsletter). "Act before it becomes too late." Myles writes. "These opportunities do not recur."​ Describing the assault on the natural environment Myles wrote "There were no half measures about the way our forefathers dealt with the landcover or the creatures thereof.... Progress here has been built on ten million log fires, half a million bright-edged axes and a continuity of steady effort...."​ The first traverse of the Gangerang, by Gordon Smith and Max Gentle, is described and is accompanied by a photograph of the "​Tigers"​ on Tiwilla Plateau. The theme of the chapter on conservation is the same as that in the wilderness pamphlet "No Second Chance"​ (which should accompany the next issue of the FBW Newsletter). "Act before it becomes too late." Myles writes. "These opportunities do not recur."​ Describing the assault on the natural environment Myles wrote "There were no half measures about the way our forefathers dealt with the landcover or the creatures thereof.... Progress here has been built on ten million log fires, half a million bright-edged axes and a continuity of steady effort...."​
-It was the bushwalker conservationists,​ led by Myles, who started to reverse this attitude of hostility to the natural environment. The Bluegum + 
-campaign is described in detail and mention is made in later chapters of Garawarra and Bouddi, but the Era campaign is overlooked. +It was the bushwalker conservationists,​ led by Myles, who started to reverse this attitude of hostility to the natural environment. The Bluegum campaign is described in detail and mention is made in later chapters of Garawarra and Bouddi, but the Era campaign is overlooked. 
-Myles' "​infinite capacity for taking pains",​ his imagination and his artistry were best expressed in those cartographical masterpieces,​ the maps he produced mainly for the use of walkers. Large sections of these maps + 
-are reprinted in the book. cause most of the places mapped were unsurveyed +Myles' "​infinite capacity for taking pains",​ his imagination and his artistry were best expressed in those cartographical masterpieces,​ the maps he produced mainly for the use of walkers. Large sections of these maps are reprinted in the book. Because ​most of the places mapped were unsurveyed and unclaimed he had to devise a system of nomenclature. It was, derived from local names, aboriginal names if available, mythology, observation,​ description,​ and names of pioneer bushwalkers. Many S.B.W. names such as Debert'​s Knob, Gentle'​s Sheerdown, Gordon Smith Pass, and Dorothy Lawry Pass were used. Persuading the Surveyor-General that there were a lot of walkers, and that they needed a special walkers'​ map of the Blue Mountains, was not easy, but it was done. After a year's work Lands Department draftsman, Arthur Cooke, with Myles at his side, incorporated the vast store of detailed data that Myles had accumulated into that indispensable gift to bushwalkers - The Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map. 
-Page 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December, 1986 + 
-and unclaimed he had to devise a system of nomenclature. It was, derived +In the chapter on War, Religion, Politics, Family and Work, much of the description of the first perambulator trip to Kanangra Tops, when 20-months-old Milo was the passenger, is reproduced from the October 1962 issue of The Sydney Bushwalker. 
-from local names, aboriginal names if available, mythology, observation,​ + 
-description,​ and namEs of pioneer bushwalkers. Many S.B.W. names such +The description of Myles' journeys bring home what a different world it was for walkers before roads and cars made most of our walking country accessible within a few hours' walking time, when there was no light-weight equipment and there were no detailed contour maps - in fact often nothing but parish maps consisting mostly of white spaces delineating land holdings. ​Humping ​a 60-70 lb "​dungal"​ pack, a large billy and a rifle (standard equipment in the early days) is hard enough on the flat; a tremendous ​effort ​in mountain and rough country. It was no wonder that Myles suffered ​a heat stroke on the Kowmung in 1934, at the age of 43, and had to be carried out on a stretcher. 
-as Debert'​s Knob, Gentle'​s Sheerdown, Gordon Smith Pass, and Dorothy Lawry Pass were used. Persuading the Surveyor-General that there were a lot of walkers, and that they needed a special walkers'​ map of the Blue Mountains, was not easy, but it was done. After a year's work Lands Department + 
-draftsman, Arthur Cooke, with Myles at his side, incorporated the vast store of detailed data that Myles had accumulated into that indispensable gift to bushwalkers - The Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Map. +A full description of the rescue is given. ​One episode, related by Jack Debert, but not reported, was that as the party ascended the Armour Range, Myles suddenly sat bolt upright and said "By jove, that's a mountain I've never seen before!"​ After this rescue Myles, believing his heart to be weak, confined himself to less strenuous walks. But he never doubted that it was all worth it. As he wrote in Journal No.58, in a passage quoted by Neville Wran at the launching:- 
-In the chapter on War, Religion, Politics, Family and Work, much of the description of the first perambulator trip to Kanangra Tops, when 20-months-eld Milo was the passenger, is reproduced from the October 1962 issue of The Sydney Bushwalker. +
-The description of Myles' journeys bring home what a different world it was for walkers before roads and cars made most of our walking country accessible within a few hours' walking time, when there was no light-weight equipment and there were no detailed contour maps - in fact often nothing but parish maps consisting mostly of white spaces delineating land holdings. ​Htmping ​a 60-70 lb "​dungal"​ pack, a large billy and a rifle (standard equipment in the early days) is hard enough on the flat; a tremendous ​effOrt ​in mountain and rough country. It was no wonder that Myles suffered ​alleat ​stroke on the Kowmung in 1934, at the age of 43, and had to be carried out on a stretcher. +
-A full description of the rescue is given. ​Orie episode, related by +
-Jack Debert, but not reported, was that as the party ascended the Armour Range, Myles suddenly sat bolt upright and said "By jove, that's a mountain +
-I've never seen before!"​ After this rescue Myles, believing his heart to +
-be weak, confined himself to less strenuous walks. But he never doubted +
-that it was all worth it. As he wrote in JournalTo.58, in a passage quoted by Neville Wran at the launching:-+
 "The Bush teaches you to be humble in spirit yet big in ideas. Humble because you are surrounded by the ceaseless activities of Nature - in the power and glory of the storm, the tranquil day, or the minute life, under the stones and grass you learn the great lesson of your own insignificance."​ "The Bush teaches you to be humble in spirit yet big in ideas. Humble because you are surrounded by the ceaseless activities of Nature - in the power and glory of the storm, the tranquil day, or the minute life, under the stones and grass you learn the great lesson of your own insignificance."​
-Perhaps the most interesting part of the chapter on national parks is the list of 20 parkland schemes proposed by Myles' conservation organisation,​ The National Parks and Primitive Areas Council, and since achieved. The + 
-list covers most of our favourite walking areas. Only the Nattai Division +Perhaps the most interesting part of the chapter on national parks is the list of 20 parkland schemes proposed by Myles' conservation organisation,​ The National Parks and Primitive Areas Council, and since achieved. The list covers most of our favourite walking areas. Only the Nattai Division of the Greater Blue Mountains National Park scheme is still outstanding (The Colong Foundation has this in hand). Sections on Garawarra, Bouddi and Heathcote Primitive Area, which parks were largely ​S.B.W. promoted, will be of particular interest to Club members. 
-of the Greater Blue Mountains National Park scheme is still outstanding + 
-(The Colong Foundation has this in hand). Sections on Garawarra, Bouddi +The book concludes with a chapter on the purpose ​and appreciation of wilderness and a moving epilogue in the form of a poem by Milo Dunphy. Of particular interest is his view on roads, expressed in 1935. He describes the road as "the greatest avenue of damage to forests and destruction of wildlife habitat"​. 
-and Heathcote Primitive Area, which parks were largply ​S.B.W. promoted, will be of particular interest to Club members. + 
-The book concludes with a chapter on t'e purpo3e ​and appreciation of wilderness and a moving epilogue in the for of a ppem byMilo ​Dunphy. Of +One aspect which the book does not cover is why the two organisations which Myles founded - the Mountain ​Trails Club and the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council - faded out after Miles' retirement in the mid sixties. A third organisation for which the Mountlin Trails Club was partly responsible - the Sydney Bush Walkers - has never 1ooked ​back. In its early days it was thoroughly ​indoctrinated ​with the N.P.P.A.C. ideals, but in the sixties there was a kind of hiatus in conservation ​activity, which culminated in development permits for the Colong and Konangaroo reserves. A new organisation,​ the Colong Committee, was created to oppose this, but it took seven years before the status quo was restored. Thereafter the wilderness conservation movement has greatly strengthened. ​One of the most active workers in the new movement was Pat Thompson himself, and it is a pity the story was not carried up to the present, at least in summary. 
-particular interest is his view on roads, expressed in 1935. He describes +
-the road as "the greatest avenue of floage Lo forests and destruction of wildlife habitat"​. +
-One aspect which the book does r,t coy r is whr the two organisations which Myles founded - the Mountain ​Ti ils C lb and the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council - faded out arter Kites' retirement in the mid sixties. A third organisation for 1, ich t e Mountlin Trails Club was partly +
-responsible - the Sydney Bush Walkers - has never 1-)oked ​back. In its +
-early days it was thoroughly ​indoctric,​ated ​with the N.P.P.A.C. ideals, but +
-in the sixties there was a kind of hi,:Aus conseryation ​activity, which +
-December, 1986 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 9 +
-culminated in development permits for the Colong and Konangaroo reserves. A new organisation,​ the Colong Committee, was created to oppose this, but it took seven years before the status quo was restored. Thereafter the wilderness conservation movement has greatly strengthened. ​Gng- of the most active workers in the new movement was Pat Thompson himself, and it +
-is a pity the story was not carried up to the present, at least in summary.+
 (Alex Colley will be pleased to take orders in the Clubroom for "​Selected Writings of Myles J. Dunphy",​ price $29.50. Proceeds will go to the Colong Foundation to carry on Myles' work.) (Alex Colley will be pleased to take orders in the Clubroom for "​Selected Writings of Myles J. Dunphy",​ price $29.50. Proceeds will go to the Colong Foundation to carry on Myles' work.)
-************* + 
-S.B.W. ​CONSERVATION IN THE 19601s.  +---- 
-About the time the Colong Committee was formed with their main aim at that time being to prevent the mining of limestone at Mt. Armour, near the Colong Caves, the S.B.W. were also conservation-minded. A satirical set of verses, putting words into the mouth of the then N.S.W. Minister for Lands and Mines, written by JIM BROWN, was sung at the 1962 Re-union to the tune of "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo"​. + 
-As Minister for Lands and Mines I was in my element. Did you say Bungonia'​s spent? +===== S.B.W. ​Conservation In The 1960's=====  
-That you need some more cement? + 
-Why, I've land on hand that's really grand +About the time the Colong Committee was formed with their main aim at that time being to prevent the mining of limestone at Mt. Armour, near the Colong Caves, the S.B.W. were also conservation-minded. A satirical set of verses, putting words into the mouth of the then N.S.W. Minister for Lands and Mines, written by Jim Brown, was sung at the 1962 Re-union to the tune of "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo"​. 
-And will let your industry expand -+ 
 +As Minister for Lands and Mines I was in my element.\\ 
 +Did you say Bungonia'​s spent?\\ 
 +That you need some more cement?\\ 
 +Why, I've land on hand that's really grand\\ 
 +And will let your industry expand -\\
 I'm the man who leased the limestone at Mount Armour. I'm the man who leased the limestone at Mount Armour.
-Some people say that limestone mining is going to spoil the view. I think they are only a few, + 
-I wish I really knew. +Some people say that limestone mining is going to spoil the view.\\ 
-Just the same I'm game to make my name +I think they are only a few,\\ 
-To let myself go down to fame+I wish I really knew.\\ 
 +Just the same I'm game to make my name\\ 
 +To let myself go down to fame\\
 As the man who leased th limestone at Mount Armour. As the man who leased th limestone at Mount Armour.
-The interests of my constituents I always try to serve. It takes a steady nerve + 
-To carve up a bush reserve. +The interests of my constituents I always try to serve.\\ 
-Never rash or brash when interests clash +It takes a steady nerve\\ 
-I'll be on the side of the man with the cash -+To carve up a bush reserve.\\ 
 +Never rash or brash when interests clash\\ 
 +I'll be on the side of the man with the cash -\\
 I'm the man who leased the limestone at Mount Armour. I'm the man who leased the limestone at Mount Armour.
-(These days the bushwalkers are happy that N.S.W. politicians,​ especially Mr. Carr, N.S.W. Minister for Planning and Environment,​ have very different views about conserving bushland. ​EDITOR+ 
-* * * * * * * * * * * +(These days the bushwalkers are happy that N.S.W. politicians,​ especially Mr. Carr, N.S.W. Minister for Planning and Environment,​ have very different views about conserving bushland. ​Editor
-MILO DUNPHY SPEAKS ON WOODCHIPPING.  + 
-Monday, 8th December - Tom Mann Theatre, 196 Chalmers Street, ​SurrbyHills ​- an evening to see and hear what they want to woodchip!+---- 
 + 
 +=== Milo Dunphy speaks on woodchipping=== 
 + 
 +Monday, 8th December - Tom Mann Theatre, 196 Chalmers Street, ​Surrey Hills - an evening to see and hear what they want to woodchip! 
 Guest speaker - Milo Dunphy. $5 or concession $3 (pensioners). Guest speaker - Milo Dunphy. $5 or concession $3 (pensioners).
-  ​ + 
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-   :,,​..*:​..,​.. ​ GEAR TO CATER + 
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-   ,   ​Caving ​ If + 
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-   ', ​ ...-.7... :01,,    + 
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-   ,​..,​-  ​3 Trelawney Street Eastwood 2122 + 
-   ::?:'; .iwriSA: ,e Travelling  ​Telephone (02) 858 3833 +===== Report Of The November General Meeting===== 
-   S Cycling  ​Proprietors JackNancy and David Fox + 
-   ​- ​..3  ​Established 1970 +by Ainslie Morris. 
-   7 4411   + 
-    a     +About 30 members were present to welcome our three new members. 
-   4.-*0  .; ' ​  or Car  ​ + 
-    ​.1 ​ .,  ​ +Our present ​__meeting hall__ ​will be available until 15th February, 1987. An __electric stapler__ ​was costed at $180, and a decision is still to be made about buying one. 
-   4 s f NV%  N   + 
-     t li :   +__The Treasurer__ reported ​that there is a deficiency this month of $108 ($700 in and $808 out). Surplus is $872 for the year to date. The only income still expected is from about 20 outstanding membership dues and prospective and new members'​ subscriptions. The magazine has cost $3,600 for the year ($7 per head so far this year, expected to become $10 per head); advertising income was $845 for 1986; the Committee is considering this matter. The Treasurer will attempt to combine our Club and Coolana insurance policies for public liability. 
-   l i   + 
-   r 1    +__A motion__ ​was put that the Committee explore putting the accounts on to an income and expenditure basis. 
-    r ".. 1A'  ​ + 
-   , iii II fl  ​ +__The Walks Secretary__ ​gave a report on 10,11,12 October that George Walton'​s walk was in interesting country, Gordon Lee's did not go because people did not ring by Wednesday before ​the walk. Helmut'​s "hungi" ​satisfied their hunger, Errol'​s Waterfall to Otford day walk was good but too long, Ralph'​s Harbour walk tribe couldn'​t find water so went home (too many bus stops and not enough bubblers). The Coolana Barn Dance on 17,18,19 October was a flop - pity, as the band was great. Do people know what it is? Don's walk went, and 27 went on the Waterfall on 19th. 
-   4   + 
-   ​- ​ 4 :​rk  ​ +On 24,25,26 October there was an S. & R. Practice but no report, nor on the Hat Hill Creek or Coastal Walk, or Engadine day walk. George said there were 9 on his Jenolan walk which went well. On 31st Oct, 1 and 2 Nov the South Coast trip led by Ainslie and Mike with two day walks had 15 in a new area for the Club in beautiful weather. Ian said his walk in Yalwal had 9 people in a good area in raining weather (as he had postponed it until the following weekend). No report on Wollemi Creek led by Bob King; Greta'​s did not go, and Patrick'​s mystery walk was demystified as Camden Park with 16 takers. 
-   eastwood ​  + 
-   ​camping ​  +In November, Tim took 7 to Kanangra but not per program due to weather, Gordon'​s abseiling will be on the following weekend, no report from Peter on Hat Hill, Derek'​s walk went with 28, and Malcolm'​s Katoomba group decided not to descend into the cloud and went home. 
-   ​centre ​  +
-    +
-December, 1986 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 11 +
-REPORT OF THE NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING. ​ +
-by Ainslie Morris. About 30 members were present to welcome our three new members. +
-Our present ​meeting hall will be available until 15th February, 1987. An electric stapler ​was costed at $180, and a decision is still to be made about buying one. +
-The Treasurerreported ​that there is a deficiency this month of $108 ($700 in and $808 out). Surplus is $872 for the year to date. The only income still expected is from about 20 outstanding membership dues and +
-prospective and new members'​ subscriptions. The magazine has cost $3,600 for the year ($7 per head so far this year, expected to become $10 per head); advertising income was $845 for 1986; the Committee is considering this matter. The Treasurer will attempt to combine our Club and Coolana insurance policies for public liability. +
-A motion ​was put that the Committee explore putting the accounts on to an income and expenditure basis. +
-The Walks Secretary ​gave a report on 10,11,12 October that George Walton'​s walk was in interesting country, Gordon Lee's did not go because people did not ring by Wednesday before ​th walk. Helmut'​s "hungiu ​satisfied their hunger, Errol'​s Waterfall to Otford day walk was good but too long, Ralph'​s Harbour walk tribe couldn'​t find water so went home (too many busstops and not enough bubblers). The Coolana Barn Dance on 17,18,19 October was a flop - pity, as the band was great. Do people know what it is? Don's walk went, and 27 went on the Waterfall on 19th. +
-On 24,25,26 October there was an S. & R. Practice but no report, nor on the Hat Hill Creek or Coastal Walk, or Engadine day walk. George said there were 9 on his Jenolan walk which went well. On 31st Oct, 1 and 2 Nov the South Coast trip led by Ainslie and MIke with two day walks had 15 in a +
-new area for the Club in beautiful weather. Ian said his walk in Yalwal had 9 people in a good area in raining weather (as he had postponed it until the following weekend). No report on Wollemi Creek led by Bob King; Greta'​s did not go, and Patrick'​s mystery walk was demystified as Camden Park with 16 takers. +
-In NOvember, Tim took 7 to Kanangra but not per program due to weather, Gordon'​s abseiling will be on the following weekend, no report from Peter on Hat Hill, Derek'​s walk went with 28, and Malcolm'​s Katoomba group decided not to descend into the cloud and went home.+
 Volunteers to lead walks for leaders who cannot do so will be asked to go on a list - let Alan Doherty know soon. A formal report on each walk is required. Volunteers to lead walks for leaders who cannot do so will be asked to go on a list - let Alan Doherty know soon. A formal report on each walk is required.
-The Federation ​Report ​from Spiro concerned its newsletter; a dangerous rescue in Claustral Canyon; liaison with the Police on rescues; 4-W-drive vehicles which have been blocking roads to bushwalkers'​ vehicles; asking people to write to Bob Carr supporting the Wilderness Act; the road to Glow-worm Tunnel is in poor shape; the Environment Centre is moving to + 
-The Rocks; T.A.F.E. may/may not start the Bush Tours Leadership Course next year; Bushsports will be abandoned and a non-commercial venture replace it; the Ball made $1,000 profit; a DO and DON'T pamphlet will be printed for newcomers to the bush; and Federation will not be in the Yellow Pages Telephone Directory because of nuisance calls. Whew! The report was greeted with applause. +__The Federation ​Report__ ​from Spiro concerned its newsletter; a dangerous rescue in Claustral Canyon; liaison with the Police on rescues; 4-W-drive vehicles which have been blocking roads to bushwalkers'​ vehicles; asking people to write to Bob Carr supporting the Wilderness Act; the road to Glow-worm Tunnel is in poor shape; the Environment Centre is moving to The Rocks; T.A.F.E. may/may not start the Bush Tours Leadership Course next year; Bushsports will be abandoned and a non-commercial venture replace it; the Ball made $1,000 profit; a DO and DON'T pamphlet will be printed for newcomers to the bush; and Federation will not be in the Yellow Pages Telephone Directory because of nuisance calls. Whew! The report was greeted with applause. 
-Conservation Report. Alex Colley reported as mentioned in the  + 
-November magazine. A N.S.W. Government grant is needed for a consultant +__Conservation Report__. Alex Colley reported as mentioned in the November magazine. A N.S.W. Government grant is needed for a consultant to prepare a submission on the Blue Mountains proposed World Heritage area. 
-Page 12 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December, 1986 + 
-to prepare a submission on the Blue Mountains proposed World Heritage area. +__60th ​Anniversary Sub-committee__. Ian Debert is hoping for more ideas from members. 
-60th Anniversary Sub-committee. Ian Debert is hoping for more ideas from members. + 
-******** +---- 
-45 Starke St., Higgins, + 
-ACT 2615 +===== Letter TO S.B.W. - Reg Alder. ===== 
-6 October 1986. President, + 
-Sydney Bushwalkers,​ +45 Starke St.,\\ 
-I understand the Club is carrying out some archival research into its history and one thing I would hope to be recor ded would be potted histories of the names of members who have left their names on the various features of the then un-named ​areetOthrough ​which they pioneered many walks. +Higgins,\\ 
-One name which may however escape recording is Lalise ​Reach (Caoura 1:25 000) below Tallong on the Shoalhaven River. +ACT 2615\\ 
-I first visited the Shoalhaven on a Club walk on the Anniversary Day Weekend of1939. We left Sydney on the Friday night by train, slept under the pines just outside the station and went down to the Shoalhaven at Badger ys Crossing. The river was followed upstream as far as the cliffs under Mt Ayre, side trips were up Bungonia Gorge, Bungonia Caves and along the +6 October 1986. 
-knife edge of King Pin Mountain. ​Olt retu"​efidd 1to'​Ti118h4-vi'​a ​the Long Point irac.+ 
 +President, Sydney Bushwalkers,​ 
 + 
 +I understand the Club is carrying out some archival research into its history and one thing I would hope to be recorded ​would be potted histories of the names of members who have left their names on the various features of the then un-named ​areas through ​which they pioneered many walks. 
 + 
 +One name which may however escape recording is Louise ​Reach (Caoura 1:25 000) below Tallong on the Shoalhaven River. 
 + 
 +I first visited the Shoalhaven on a Club walk on the Anniversary Day Weekend of 1939. We left Sydney on the Friday night by train, slept under the pines just outside the station and went down to the Shoalhaven at Badgerys ​Crossing. The river was followed upstream as far as the cliffs under Mt Ayre, side trips were up Bungonia Gorge, Bungonia Caves and along the knife edge of King Pin Mountain. ​We returned to Tallong via the Long Point track. 
 Returning to the origins of the name Louise, at that time there was a flood of pictorial posters of Banff, Canada with Lake Louise in the foreground, lined with pines. The Shoalhaven River then was very pristine with extensive grassy banks until a big flood in the 40's scored them out to leave only sand and boulders. Young and impressionable I saw in a small way with the long lines of casuarinas a resemblance to the pines in the poster and called it Lake Louise - the name has stuck with a small change. I thought this would be worth recording. Returning to the origins of the name Louise, at that time there was a flood of pictorial posters of Banff, Canada with Lake Louise in the foreground, lined with pines. The Shoalhaven River then was very pristine with extensive grassy banks until a big flood in the 40's scored them out to leave only sand and boulders. Young and impressionable I saw in a small way with the long lines of casuarinas a resemblance to the pines in the poster and called it Lake Louise - the name has stuck with a small change. I thought this would be worth recording.
-I was also on the first complete river bed walk over he full ength of the Kowmung during Xmas/NewYear 38/39. Other surviving members would be Bill Hall, Grace Noble, Claire Kinsella. I do not know whether Mary Stoddart and Roley Cotter are still alive. Others now deceased are Hilma Colley, Gordon Smith and Jack Debert.+ 
 +I was also on the first complete river bed walk over the full length ​of the Kowmung during Xmas / New Year 38/39. Other surviving members would be Bill Hall, Grace Noble, Claire Kinsella. I do not know whether Mary Stoddart and Roley Cotter are still alive. Others now deceased are Hilma Colley, Gordon Smith and Jack Debert. 
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-4-1 (IL 4-- + 
-SOCIAL NOTES. by Narelle Lovell. +Reg Alder. 
-As the year winds down your Social Secretary wishes everyone compliments of the season and thanks you for your support during the year. Particular thanks to Patrick James for a sterling job during my protracted absenses, + 
-and to Margaret Reid and Barbara Bruce for keeping up supplies of vomestibles ​when neither Patrick nor I could make it.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Notes===== 
 + 
 +by Narelle Lovell. 
 + 
 +As the year winds down your Social Secretary wishes everyone compliments of the season and thanks you for your support during the year. Particular thanks to Patrick James for a sterling job during my protracted absenses, and to Margaret Reid and Barbara Bruce for keeping up supplies of comestibles ​when neither Patrick nor I could make it. 
 Collect up slides of people for January 21st. There are no restaurants booked because I am not sure where we will be in the New Year. Collect up slides of people for January 21st. There are no restaurants booked because I am not sure where we will be in the New Year.
 +
 28th January - Natural Health Society. Broad talk about food and a few specific points. Think, eat and be active for a more successful life. 28th January - Natural Health Society. Broad talk about food and a few specific points. Think, eat and be active for a more successful life.
-Don't forget that the clubroom ​wil: be closed for 24th and 31st December, but December 17th is the XMAS PARTY. Bring plates of party food. Hope to see you all then! + 
-*********** +Don't forget that the clubroom ​will be closed for 24th and 31st December, but December 17th is the XMAS PARTY. Bring plates of party food. Hope to see you all then! 
-December, 1986 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER gage 13+ 
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 PETER PATTER. ​ PETER PATTER. ​
 Peter Tressider, known to many S.B.W. members who are active in Search and Rescue or Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, has been running SOLO this month (November). paddy Pallin sponsored the run from Peter Tressider, known to many S.B.W. members who are active in Search and Rescue or Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, has been running SOLO this month (November). paddy Pallin sponsored the run from
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