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 Meanwhile, wait and enjoy happy hour around a warm and inviting fire with good friends and companions. And what's this? An auburn-haired angel produces from her pack a bottle of champagne and two dainty glasses so that Anita and I can celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary in style. Margaret Niven, you deserve a medal! Out come the song sheets, courtesy of George Mawer. Nothing like a sing-song round the camp fire to dispel the gloom. Bed down for the night, full of hope for a clear day - dawn brings the misery of a head cold, but what's that thumping noise, could it be? Yes,it is - the thump becomes the roar and whine of helicopter blades and jet engine as our rescuers spot our distress sign, the head cold is forgotten, one quick circuit and in to land. Everything loose gets whipped away by the incredible down draught. What a sight, tents and flys flattened, ground sheets and plastic bags being hurled up the hillsides, and the look of wonder, then relief, on everyone'​s face, particularly Sev's. The Pilot cuts the engine to conserve fuel and quiet returns to Gingra. Meanwhile, wait and enjoy happy hour around a warm and inviting fire with good friends and companions. And what's this? An auburn-haired angel produces from her pack a bottle of champagne and two dainty glasses so that Anita and I can celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary in style. Margaret Niven, you deserve a medal! Out come the song sheets, courtesy of George Mawer. Nothing like a sing-song round the camp fire to dispel the gloom. Bed down for the night, full of hope for a clear day - dawn brings the misery of a head cold, but what's that thumping noise, could it be? Yes,it is - the thump becomes the roar and whine of helicopter blades and jet engine as our rescuers spot our distress sign, the head cold is forgotten, one quick circuit and in to land. Everything loose gets whipped away by the incredible down draught. What a sight, tents and flys flattened, ground sheets and plastic bags being hurled up the hillsides, and the look of wonder, then relief, on everyone'​s face, particularly Sev's. The Pilot cuts the engine to conserve fuel and quiet returns to Gingra.
  
-We see the crew of three Polair constables start to dismantle the helicopter and notice the brand name - Meccano - in small letters near the tail rotor. Off come the doors, out comes the door frame, out come the seats - all to make room for the stretcher of course. In goes Sev, resplendant ​in his air splint and head phones. The starter whines, the engine catches and builds to a scream, camera shutters click inaudably ​in the din. The Pilot runs methodically through his safety checks and we see him apply maximum lift and brace ourselves against the buffeting wind, a slight waver in the take-off manoeuvre prunes the eucalupts ​above our heads, then they are gone - what a climax.+We see the crew of three Polair constables start to dismantle the helicopter and notice the brand name - Meccano - in small letters near the tail rotor. Off come the doors, out comes the door frame, out come the seats - all to make room for the stretcher of course. In goes Sev, resplendent ​in his air splint and head phones. The starter whines, the engine catches and builds to a scream, camera shutters click inaudibly ​in the din. The Pilot runs methodically through his safety checks and we see him apply maximum lift and brace ourselves against the buffeting wind, a slight waver in the take-off manoeuvre prunes the eucalypts ​above our heads, then they are gone - what a climax.
  
 "​They'​ll be back to get me in 10 minutes,"​ says a smiling constable Greg Kemp, who has to give up his seat to install Sev, but two cups of coffee, a slice of Anita'​s cheese cake and one hour later he is not so sure. Two hours later he accepts that "​they"​ won't be back and realises the inevitable. "​They'​ll be back to get me in 10 minutes,"​ says a smiling constable Greg Kemp, who has to give up his seat to install Sev, but two cups of coffee, a slice of Anita'​s cheese cake and one hour later he is not so sure. Two hours later he accepts that "​they"​ won't be back and realises the inevitable.
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 All of the members and prospectives on the walk not mentioned deserve praise, they worked as a team when needed and I am appreciative of the help and quiet reassurances given by our two Club Vice-Presidents. My thanks to you all. All of the members and prospectives on the walk not mentioned deserve praise, they worked as a team when needed and I am appreciative of the help and quiet reassurances given by our two Club Vice-Presidents. My thanks to you all.
  
-It is an exerience ​that I would have gladly avoided but one which was none-the-less rewarding, unfortunately at Sev's expense. I guess it should be filed away under the heading "The Joys of Leadership"​.+It is an experience ​that I would have gladly avoided but one which was none-the-less rewarding, unfortunately at Sev's expense. I guess it should be filed away under the heading "The Joys of Leadership"​.
  
 So the walk didn't go! - - - Maybe next year? So the walk didn't go! - - - Maybe next year?
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 Tickets for admission to the Club's 60th Anniversary Dinner at Holiday Inn, Menzies Hotel, 14 Carrington Street on Friday, 23rd October are now available. Tickets for admission to the Club's 60th Anniversary Dinner at Holiday Inn, Menzies Hotel, 14 Carrington Street on Friday, 23rd October are now available.
  
-They may be ontained ​in the Club Room from Joy Hynes (phone 982 2615) at $30 per person. In addition a limited supply will be available from each Club Committee Officer if you live near one of them.+They may be obtained ​in the Club Room from Joy Hynes (phone 982 2615) at $30 per person. In addition a limited supply will be available from each Club Committee Officer if you live near one of them.
  
 Tickets may be obtained by post if a cheque/​money order payable to The Sydney Bush Walkers and accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope is sent to S.B.W. Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001. Tickets may be obtained by post if a cheque/​money order payable to The Sydney Bush Walkers and accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope is sent to S.B.W. Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001.
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 When finally we had to quit in 1982 it was again because the site had been sold and was to be re-developed. When finally we had to quit in 1982 it was again because the site had been sold and was to be re-developed.
  
-In ample time our reconnaissance squad discoverd ​the Cahill Memorial Centre, a hall administered by the local Council, and situated at near-by Crows Nest. That was home for the next 4 1/2 years. On arrival, some members observed that our meeting places were improving at every shift.+In ample time our reconnaissance squad discovered ​the Cahill Memorial Centre, a hall administered by the local Council, and situated at near-by Crows Nest. That was home for the next 4 1/2 years. On arrival, some members observed that our meeting places were improving at every shift.
  
 While at Crow's Nest a variety of business-like issues came under notice. We switched to quarterly general meetings, and later reverted to monthly. While at Crow's Nest a variety of business-like issues came under notice. We switched to quarterly general meetings, and later reverted to monthly.
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 |B|~0.1| |I ignored this turn sign| |B|~0.1| |I ignored this turn sign|
 |C|~0.2| |Take this road| |C|~0.2| |Take this road|
-|D|5| |Turn irght at T junction|+|D|5| |Turn right at T junction|
 |E|28|Large sign on left|Township of Shooters Hill| |E|28|Large sign on left|Township of Shooters Hill|
 |F|32| |Leave bitumen here. "​Yerranderie"​ is a separate yellow sign.| |F|32| |Leave bitumen here. "​Yerranderie"​ is a separate yellow sign.|
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 There are two main points that need to be made. The first is that no matter how much Joan and I like the Japara tent, unless a reasonable number of people buy them then we cannot afford to produce them. This is aggravated by us being one of the few countries which continued to make cotton tents well after the nylon "​miracle cloth" revolution, which causes a lack of cloth manufacturers willing to produce for such a small market. There are two main points that need to be made. The first is that no matter how much Joan and I like the Japara tent, unless a reasonable number of people buy them then we cannot afford to produce them. This is aggravated by us being one of the few countries which continued to make cotton tents well after the nylon "​miracle cloth" revolution, which causes a lack of cloth manufacturers willing to produce for such a small market.
  
-The second point is the apparent aim of the customs department to try to put us out of business. We have to constantly fight to be able to buy cloth, which is not available from local suppliers, without having to pay prohibitive duties, quite often higher than the duty on importing the finished product. At one stage, to prove a point to the government, we were importing sleeping bag shells ready to be filled, cheaper than we could import the raw cloth. This anomoly ​still applies to cloth suitable for tents.+The second point is the apparent aim of the customs department to try to put us out of business. We have to constantly fight to be able to buy cloth, which is not available from local suppliers, without having to pay prohibitive duties, quite often higher than the duty on importing the finished product. At one stage, to prove a point to the government, we were importing sleeping bag shells ready to be filled, cheaper than we could import the raw cloth. This anomaly ​still applies to cloth suitable for tents.
  
 Joan makes a point about Goretex. I do believe this type of cloth to be a major step forward for our market, and it does work. If anyone has a jacket they claim doesn'​t work they should speak to the Goretex agents or the store where they bought it. Joan makes a point about Goretex. I do believe this type of cloth to be a major step forward for our market, and it does work. If anyone has a jacket they claim doesn'​t work they should speak to the Goretex agents or the store where they bought it.
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 The Hon. Treasurer, The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001. The Hon. Treasurer, The Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney, 2001.
  
-Name/s: (For ALL membners ​in household)......+__Name/s__: (For ALL members ​in household)......
  
-Address: ......+__Address__: ......
  
 If a receipt is required please send a stamped addressed envelope. If a receipt is required please send a stamped addressed envelope.
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