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 No. 2 group had a cup of water left between them. Ask them how refreshing it is to lick dewy gum leaves! No. 2 group found water quickly and slogged back up Saturday morning'​s ridge to reach Fortress Ridge. The others worked a swifty and found water by the Margaret Niven "I know it's here somewhere in the long grass resulting in one wet Volley"​ method of water devining and reached Fortress Hill half an hour before Peter'​s gang. No. 2 group had a cup of water left between them. Ask them how refreshing it is to lick dewy gum leaves! No. 2 group found water quickly and slogged back up Saturday morning'​s ridge to reach Fortress Ridge. The others worked a swifty and found water by the Margaret Niven "I know it's here somewhere in the long grass resulting in one wet Volley"​ method of water devining and reached Fortress Hill half an hour before Peter'​s gang.
  
-Morning tea and lunch merged into one magnificent break - with sweeping views of the cliffs and waterfalls above Govetts ​Creet, the Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest, Lockley Pylon and the Pinnacles well worth the blood, sweat and tears. We all felt that we had __really__ learned our stuff!+Morning tea and lunch merged into one magnificent break - with sweeping views of the cliffs and waterfalls above Govetts ​Creek, the Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest, Lockley Pylon and the Pinnacles well worth the blood, sweat and tears. We all felt that we had __really__ learned our stuff!
  
 Back to the cars on 4-WD tracks where frantic efforts at making ourselves presentable for public appearance were witnessed by a couple sitting idly in their utility beside our vehicles - what a strange way to spend Sunday, __we__ thought! Back to the cars on 4-WD tracks where frantic efforts at making ourselves presentable for public appearance were witnessed by a couple sitting idly in their utility beside our vehicles - what a strange way to spend Sunday, __we__ thought!
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 ==='​The Winslow Boy'​=== ==='​The Winslow Boy'​===
  
-By Terence Rattigan. Cadet Ronald Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College accused of stealing. His father, refusing to believe his guilt, demands an enquiry. This is refused and Arthur Winslow settles down to fight for his son's honour. He briefs a great advocate (played by Noel Ferrier) who takes the matter to the House of Commons and the long battle begins. Time - Tuesday 8th September, 8.15 p.m. Theatre - Northside Theatre, Marian Street, Killara. Party Conession ​$14.50, Student/​Pensioner $9.20. (Full price $20.00)+By Terence Rattigan. Cadet Ronald Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College accused of stealing. His father, refusing to believe his guilt, demands an enquiry. This is refused and Arthur Winslow settles down to fight for his son's honour. He briefs a great advocate (played by Noel Ferrier) who takes the matter to the House of Commons and the long battle begins. Time - Tuesday 8th September, 8.15 p.m. Theatre - Northside Theatre, Marian Street, Killara. Party Concession ​$14.50, Student/​Pensioner $9.20. (Full price $20.00)
  
 ==='​Woman In Mind'​=== ==='​Woman In Mind'​===
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 Downwards. A steep clamber into the watercourse on the west side of the nose then follow it down to Dumbano and then the junction. Not so hard after all. A sandy camp site. A celebration dip. Chagrin when Sarah the sole female of the party dons a swimsuit. Happy hour. "The worst campfire ever made" (according to Jim Rivers)! Welcome food. Disgusting limericks. Early to bed to sleep with the friendly swoosh and gurgle of the stream nearby. Downwards. A steep clamber into the watercourse on the west side of the nose then follow it down to Dumbano and then the junction. Not so hard after all. A sandy camp site. A celebration dip. Chagrin when Sarah the sole female of the party dons a swimsuit. Happy hour. "The worst campfire ever made" (according to Jim Rivers)! Welcome food. Disgusting limericks. Early to bed to sleep with the friendly swoosh and gurgle of the stream nearby.
  
-Sunday, depart 8.00 a.m. Cross Bungleboori. Two routes up the steep nose opposite were confirmed! The very top is inaccessable ​from the nose, however, we got there by the wombat trail below the eastern cliff line. Onwards into the Valley of the Swamps rode the six hundred. There at 11.30. Lunch and a bask in the sun enjoying this unique remote area. At 12.30 p.m. onwards to Railmotor Ridge. Not an easy ridge to follow. Oliver concentrating hard to follow the course of its treebound contortions. A brief stop for nibbles. Mt Norris at 4.00 p.m. (is it really a mountain?).+Sunday, depart 8.00 a.m. Cross Bungleboori. Two routes up the steep nose opposite were confirmed! The very top is inaccessible ​from the nose, however, we got there by the wombat trail below the eastern cliff line. Onwards into the Valley of the Swamps rode the six hundred. There at 11.30. Lunch and a bask in the sun enjoying this unique remote area. At 12.30 p.m. onwards to Railmotor Ridge. Not an easy ridge to follow. Oliver concentrating hard to follow the course of its treebound contortions. A brief stop for nibbles. Mt Norris at 4.00 p.m. (is it really a mountain?).
  
 ===The End.=== ===The End.===
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-=====Gortex - Myth of Mricle?=====+=====Gortex - Myth of Miracle?=====
  
 by Gordon Lee. by Gordon Lee.
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 The following weekend 1,2,3 May saw Greta Davis leading a party of 10 on her Kanangra walk while Carol Bruce abandoned her Cox River trip and joined the party of 10 on Oliver Crawford'​s Budawangs walk in cool conditions and poor weather. There was no report of George Mawer'​s Glenbrook day walk but Errol Sheedy had 17 starters feeding the leeches in fine weather on his Waterfall to Engadine trip. The following weekend 1,2,3 May saw Greta Davis leading a party of 10 on her Kanangra walk while Carol Bruce abandoned her Cox River trip and joined the party of 10 on Oliver Crawford'​s Budawangs walk in cool conditions and poor weather. There was no report of George Mawer'​s Glenbrook day walk but Errol Sheedy had 17 starters feeding the leeches in fine weather on his Waterfall to Engadine trip.
  
-Tom Wenman'​s Kanangra walk over 8,9,10 May started out in wet conditions and came to a not altogether unwelcome end for all 7 starters when someone fell and gashed a kneee on Saturday morning. Charlie Brown had 11 people and feeding the leeches in the Budawangs this time and Barrie Murdoch described his Kanangra walk as a modest disaster. It seems the party of 4 endured a rainy Saturday and then had navigational problems around Mount Savage. Of the day walks, Gordon Lee had 12 on his Mt Hay area walk and Margaret Reid led a party of 20 on her Lawson area walk, an area she described as pretty. All of which, with the presentation of slides, brought the walks report to an end.+Tom Wenman'​s Kanangra walk over 8,9,10 May started out in wet conditions and came to a not altogether unwelcome end for all 7 starters when someone fell and gashed a knee on Saturday morning. Charlie Brown had 11 people and feeding the leeches in the Budawangs this time and Barrie Murdoch described his Kanangra walk as a modest disaster. It seems the party of 4 endured a rainy Saturday and then had navigational problems around Mount Savage. Of the day walks, Gordon Lee had 12 on his Mt Hay area walk and Margaret Reid led a party of 20 on her Lawson area walk, an area she described as pretty. All of which, with the presentation of slides, brought the walks report to an end.
  
 Federation report indicated that the Federation newsletter will now be quarterly, that F.B.W. look likely to take back the bushcraft training course, that the S & R rescue stretcher has been given to the A.N.U. and S & R will build a collapsible (!!) rescue stretcher, that the Volunteer Rescue Association is to attempt to standardise abseiling within the various rescue groups, and that the N.P.A. will support the clearing of the Grose Colliery. Federation report indicated that the Federation newsletter will now be quarterly, that F.B.W. look likely to take back the bushcraft training course, that the S & R rescue stretcher has been given to the A.N.U. and S & R will build a collapsible (!!) rescue stretcher, that the Volunteer Rescue Association is to attempt to standardise abseiling within the various rescue groups, and that the N.P.A. will support the clearing of the Grose Colliery.
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 ===July 15th=== ===July 15th===
  
-This Wednesday is for slides of the Wollangambe Wilderness area. Slides of old trips will be as welcome as ones of recent trips. The Wollangambe Wilderness has marvellous areas for winter walks, and also lends itself to such summer classics as the Wollongambe ​and the Claustral Canyon abseiling trips.+This Wednesday is for slides of the Wollangambe Wilderness area. Slides of old trips will be as welcome as ones of recent trips. The Wollangambe Wilderness has marvellous areas for winter walks, and also lends itself to such summer classics as the Wollangambe ​and the Claustral Canyon abseiling trips.
  
 ===July 22nd=== ===July 22nd===
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