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 === Rick to the rescue. === === Rick to the rescue. ===
  
-Exhausted at the thought of another retreat back to the tops the party welcomed Rick King's volunteering to explore as an excuse to rest. Amid sighs of resignation Rick was lowered on a short piece of rope into the unknown and disappeared. Twenty, or maybe it was orly ten, minutes later (it just seemed like a long time), there was still no sound or sign of Rick. Obviously he had found something, but the two who followed came to a dead end in a narrow black slit.+Exhausted at the thought of another retreat back to the tops the party welcomed Rick King's volunteering to explore as an excuse to rest. Amid sighs of resignation Rick was lowered on a short piece of rope into the unknown and disappeared. Twenty, or maybe it was only ten, minutes later (it just seemed like a long time), there was still no sound or sign of Rick. Obviously he had found something, but the two who followed came to a dead end in a narrow black slit.
  
 Upon groping in the dark a small passageway was found leading off into the solid rock, around a corner at crawling height only, and behold - distant light at the end of the tunnel. Upon groping in the dark a small passageway was found leading off into the solid rock, around a corner at crawling height only, and behold - distant light at the end of the tunnel.
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 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 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 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, ​classified ​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.
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 Just the same I'm game to make my name\\ Just the same I'm game to make my name\\
 To let myself go down to fame\\ To let myself go down to fame\\
-As the man who leased ​th limestone at Mount Armour.+As the man who leased ​the limestone at Mount Armour.
  
 The interests of my constituents I always try to serve.\\ The interests of my constituents I always try to serve.\\
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-===== Letter ​TO S.B.W. - Reg Alder. =====+===== Letter ​To S.B.W. - Reg Alder. =====
  
 45 Starke St.,\\ 45 Starke St.,\\
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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 + 
-N.S.W. to Victoria+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 __N.S.W. to Victoria__
-his extraordinary marathon times are:- + 
-Barrington - Mt. McKenzie Sat. 7.29 am +His extraordinary marathon times are:- 
-Mt. Wilson Sun. 9.26 am + 
-Kanangra (Coal Seam Cave) Mon. 1.00 Pm +  * Barrington - Mt. McKenzie Sat. 7.29 am 
-Total 53 hours  +  ​* ​Mt. Wilson Sun. 9.26 am 
-Tallong Tues. 6.43 Pm +  ​* ​Kanangra (Coal Seam Cave) Mon. 1.00 pm 
-Major'​s Creek, Braidwood Wed. 2.08 pm + 
-Kiandra ​ Thurs. 2.30 pm +__Total ​53 hours __ 
-Total 5 days 6 hours.+ 
 +  * Tallong Tues. 6.43 pm 
 +  ​* ​Major'​s Creek, Braidwood Wed. 2.08 pm 
 +  ​* ​Kiandra ​ Thurs. 2.30 pm 
 + 
 +__Total ​5 days 6 hours__. 
 Average over 120 km per day. As he was ahead of schedule, he took extra rest at Kiandra. Average over 120 km per day. As he was ahead of schedule, he took extra rest at Kiandra.
-*#.*******# + 
-BELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH +---- 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI + 
-047-87 8366 +=== Belvedere Taxis Blackheath=== 
-KANANGRA BOYD + 
-UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS +10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 8366. 
-SIX FOOT TRACK + 
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT +Kanangra BoydUpper Blue Mountains. Six Foot Track
-Share the Fare + 
-Competitive Rates +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk by prior arrangement. 
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER December, 1986 + 
-S.B.W. 60th ANNIVERSARY +Share the fare - competitive rates. 
-COMMEMORATIVE ​ + 
-PORT +---- 
-Bottles of PORT will be available for order at the Xmas Party - $6 - All profits will go to the Club funds for our Anniversary Celebrations - SO BRING YOUR CHEQUE BOOKS+ 
-* * * * * * * * * * * * * * +=== S.B.W. 60th Anniversary Commemorative Port. === 
-SEARCH ​RESCUE LIST.  + 
-An update is needed, so if you are a new member, or an old one who +Bottles of port will be available for order at the Xmas Party - $6 - All profits will go to the Club funds for our Anniversary Celebrations - so bring your cheque books
-is feeling fitter, and would like to be on the list for "​call-out",​ contact ​Kath McInnes 86 4254 NOW.+ 
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 +=== Search ​Rescue list=== 
 + 
 +An update is needed, so if you are a new member, or an old one who is feeling fitter, and would like to be on the list for "​call-out",​ contact ​__Kath ​McInnes 86 4254__ now. 
 Volunteers should not feel guilty or try to explain if you cannot go on a "​call-out"​ - it's just nice if you can help. Volunteers should not feel guilty or try to explain if you cannot go on a "​call-out"​ - it's just nice if you can help.
-INQUIRIES: Ainslie Morris 428 3178. + 
-#*#******* +__Inquiries__: Ainslie Morris 428 3178. 
-WANTED ​ URGENTLY ​ NEW CLUB ROOM.+ 
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 +===== Wanted.... Urgently.... New Club Room. ===== 
 From about the end of January, 1987, or perhaps early February, our present Crow's Nest Club room will not be available to us. Enquiries from North Sydney Council about quarters in another of their community halls have not been successful after all, but Committee officers are still enquiring around. From about the end of January, 1987, or perhaps early February, our present Crow's Nest Club room will not be available to us. Enquiries from North Sydney Council about quarters in another of their community halls have not been successful after all, but Committee officers are still enquiring around.
 +
 All members are asked to seek around, and if any reasonable prospect is found to get in touch with President Barbara Bruce. All members are asked to seek around, and if any reasonable prospect is found to get in touch with President Barbara Bruce.
 +
 Desirable Features for a Club room are:- Desirable Features for a Club room are:-
-o Available regularly once a week (preferably Wednesday) from 7.30 to 10 pm. 
-o Accommodation for up to 80 people and with kitchen facility. 
-o Within approximately 10 km of the city. 
-o Suitable annexe for Committee Meetings once a month. 
-o Suitable place to conduct new membership interviews (could be same annexe). 
-o Space for storage of cupboard containing certain Club equipment & records. 
-It is appreciated that a room with all these desirable features may not be procul;​able,​ but they are set out to give some idea of the accommodation sought. 
-WE ARE NOW 59 YEARS 2 MONTHS AND COUNTING. 
-KEEP THESE DATES FREE : 21 23 25 31 OCTOBER 1987 
-FOR OUR SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. 
  
 +  * Available regularly once a week (preferably Wednesday) from 7.30 to 10 pm.
 +  * Accommodation for up to 80 people and with kitchen facility.
 +  * Within approximately 10 km of the city.
 +  * Suitable annexe for Committee Meetings once a month.
 +  * Suitable place to conduct new membership interviews (could be same annexe).
 +  * Space for storage of cupboard containing certain Club equipment & records.
 +
 +It is appreciated that a room with all these desirable features may not be procurable, but they are set out to give some idea of the accommodation sought.
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 +We are now **59** years **2** months old and counting.
 +
 +Keep these dates free: 21, 23, 25, 31 October 1987.
 +
 +For our sixtieth Anniversary celebrations.
 +
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