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 ====Play The Harmonica.==== ====Play The Harmonica.====
  
-What better way to harmoonise ​the pleasure of nature, music and travel.+What better way to harmonise ​the pleasure of nature, music and travel.
  
 A course for  beginners starts soon. Play Folk, Blues and Rock while learning the basics on the world'​s most portable instrument. The lessons are in small groups and allow for learning at your own pace. A course for  beginners starts soon. Play Folk, Blues and Rock while learning the basics on the world'​s most portable instrument. The lessons are in small groups and allow for learning at your own pace.
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 __Also__: Advanced classes in blues harp and chromatic harmonica. __Also__: Advanced classes in blues harp and chromatic harmonica.
  
-__And__ a new course: __Eurythmics__: ​classess ​featuring exercises to increase your natural sense of rhythm and develop basic musical skills by playing Latin, Rock and Black rhythms.+__And__ a new course: __Eurythmics__: ​classes ​featuring exercises to increase your natural sense of rhythm and develop basic musical skills by playing Latin, Rock and Black rhythms.
  
 All classes go for 10 weeks. They are suitable for adults and students and feature live stereo back-up. The courses are active with lots of playing in class. All classes go for 10 weeks. They are suitable for adults and students and feature live stereo back-up. The courses are active with lots of playing in class.
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 Most of the party of 27 camped at Megalong Ck on Friday night, and the rest of us arrived about 8 a.m. Saturday. We paid our parking fees at Carlon'​s shop and followed the road up the ridge to the fire trail leading to Medlow Gap. After lunch at Mobbs Swamp we reached Mt Yellow Dog where we were joined by two late starters and the few who had eschewed the lunch spot to visit Splendour Rock. The descent of the Yellow Pup Ridge track proved to be a real knee trembler and sorted the sheep from the goats (though I'm not sure which species arrived at the Cox R. first) and saw some using branches as walking sticks to relieve the pressure on the knees, while others, for a time, even resorted to walking down backwards as a means of relieving the continual strain. Most of the party of 27 camped at Megalong Ck on Friday night, and the rest of us arrived about 8 a.m. Saturday. We paid our parking fees at Carlon'​s shop and followed the road up the ridge to the fire trail leading to Medlow Gap. After lunch at Mobbs Swamp we reached Mt Yellow Dog where we were joined by two late starters and the few who had eschewed the lunch spot to visit Splendour Rock. The descent of the Yellow Pup Ridge track proved to be a real knee trembler and sorted the sheep from the goats (though I'm not sure which species arrived at the Cox R. first) and saw some using branches as walking sticks to relieve the pressure on the knees, while others, for a time, even resorted to walking down backwards as a means of relieving the continual strain.
  
-During the afternoon someone said that Keith Docherty had gone down to the river the previous day, and that, in view of his piscatorial proclivities,​ he might possibly have caught some trout. This intimation hardly prepared us for the sight at Konangaroo Clearing, at the junction of the Cox and Kanangra Rivers, where we met Keith who had caught his legal daily limit of ten trout. There they were, magnificent specimens of rainbow trout ranging from one and a half, to one kilograms, strung up in a bunch and hanging from a low branch. ​Keigh magnanimously invited us to help oursleves, even providing the previously folded sheets of aluminium foil in which to wrap the fish for roasting in the coals. When the alfoil was unfolded and the unsealed skin pushed back to reveal the steaming flesh we were provided with a superb treat before the remainder of the fish (the half underneath the backbone) was handed over to someone else to finish off.+During the afternoon someone said that Keith Docherty had gone down to the river the previous day, and that, in view of his piscatorial proclivities,​ he might possibly have caught some trout. This intimation hardly prepared us for the sight at Konangaroo Clearing, at the junction of the Cox and Kanangra Rivers, where we met Keith who had caught his legal daily limit of ten trout. There they were, magnificent specimens of rainbow trout ranging from one and a half, to one kilograms, strung up in a bunch and hanging from a low branch. ​Keith magnanimously invited us to help ourselves, even providing the previously folded sheets of aluminium foil in which to wrap the fish for roasting in the coals. When the alfoil was unfolded and the unsealed skin pushed back to reveal the steaming flesh we were provided with a superb treat before the remainder of the fish (the half underneath the backbone) was handed over to someone else to finish off.
  
 I had seen some small trout in the Cox River before and I had heard Keith speaking of trout fishing, but I had not realized that such fish were lurking in the water we had often waded across. When we set off upstream on Sunday morning Peter Sharpe had his telescopic rod out and did spinning in pools, and when he caught up with us he was very pleased to have caught a large brown trout, complete with the distinctive brown spots. He said somebody had mentioned that there were no brown trout in the Cox River. I had seen some small trout in the Cox River before and I had heard Keith speaking of trout fishing, but I had not realized that such fish were lurking in the water we had often waded across. When we set off upstream on Sunday morning Peter Sharpe had his telescopic rod out and did spinning in pools, and when he caught up with us he was very pleased to have caught a large brown trout, complete with the distinctive brown spots. He said somebody had mentioned that there were no brown trout in the Cox River.
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 Is found only in the Daintree River and Mossman River areas. Is found only in the Daintree River and Mossman River areas.
  
-===Sources of Informtion.===+===Sources of Information.===
  
   * "A Salute to the Humble Yabby" by Peter Olszewski.   * "A Salute to the Humble Yabby" by Peter Olszewski.
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-AUGUST SOCIAL PROGRAM. by Wendy Aliano. +====August Social Program.==== 
-19th August. Magazine Wrapping NIght. Come along and help to put the Club magazine + 
-together. Many hands make light work, so don't just leave it to the same old regulars. +by Wendy Aliano. 
-26th August. Night dedicated to the COLO. Colo area is at its best in spring, so come + 
-and see what it has to offer, so that you can plan your spring walks. Idyllic pools and +===19th August.=== 
-sandy beaches, sandstone cliffs and rugged countryside all combine to make the Colo one of + 
-the greatest walking areas. And it is comparatively close to Sydney as well! +Magazine Wrapping NIght. Come along and help to put the Club magazine together. Many hands make light work, so don't just leave it to the same old regulars. 
-Ns. + 
-A HUGE +===26th August.=== 
-RANGE OF + 
-GEAR TO CATER +Night dedicated to the Colo. Colo area is at its best in spring, so come and see what it has to offer, so that you can plan your spring walks. Idyllic pools and sandy beaches, sandstone cliffs and rugged countryside all combine to make the Colo one of the greatest walking areas. And it is comparatively close to Sydney as well! 
-FOR EVERYONE'​S + 
-NEEDS, WHETHER +---- 
-IT BE FOR...+ 
- Bushwalking ​  ​Canyoning +=====Letter To The Editor.===== 
-O Caving ​ Skiing + 
-* Climbing +From Alex George, Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra. 
- ​Travelling +
-* Cycling +
- or Car Camping +
-eastwood +
-camping +
-centre +
-3 Treiawney Street Eastwood 2122 Telephone (02) 858 3833 +
-Proprietors,​ Jack, Nancy and David Fox Established 1970 +
-July, 1987 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 11 +
-LETTER TO THE EDITOR. from Alex George, +
-Bureau of Flora-and Fauna, Canberra.+
 May I comment on the article 'Which Banksia?'​ by Kath Brown (The Sydney Bushwalker, May 1987, p.18)? May I comment on the article 'Which Banksia?'​ by Kath Brown (The Sydney Bushwalker, May 1987, p.18)?
-Joseph Banks and his botanical colleague Daniel Solander in fact collected four species + 
-of Banksia at Botany Bay in April-May 1770. It is worth considering that, to the explorers +Joseph Banks and his botanical colleague Daniel Solander in fact collected four species of Banksia at Botany Bay in April-May 1770. It is worth considering that, to the explorers marvelling at the strange plants there, virtually none had names. Imagine walking in bush where you not only cannot recognise the plants, but then you realise that they have no names at all! Banks and Solander were able to place their specimens with broad classification groups that had been devised by the founder of modern plant nomenclature,​ Carolus Linnaeus. They gave many species names in their manuscript, but on returning to England published none themselves. 
-marvelling at the strange plants there, virtually none had names. Imagine walking in bush + 
-where you not only cannot recognise the plants, but then you realise that they have no names +The Banksias that Banks and Solander collected we now know as __Banksia serrata__
-at all! Banks and Solander were able to place their specimens with broad classification groups that had been devised by the founder of modern plant nomenclature,​ Carolus Linnaeus. They gave many species names in their manuscript, but on returning to England published none themselves. +__Bintegrifolia____Bericifolia__ ​and __Brobur__. The first three of these were formally named in 1762 by Linnaeus'​ son, also Carolus Linnaeus. Apparently the younger Linnaeus did not see Banks' specimen of __Brobur__ ​and it lay unnamed until a Spanish botanist, Luis Nee, gathered specimens in 1793 and took them back to Spain. There the botanist Antonio Cavanilles named them __Brobur__ ​in 1800. Cavanilles also named __Bmarginata__ ​and __Boblondifolia__, two species that Joseph Banks did not see. 
-The Banksias that Banks and Solander collected we now know as Banksia serrata+ 
-BintegrifoliaBericifolia ​and Brobur. The first three of these were formally named in 1762 by Linnaeus'​ son, also Carolus Linnaeus. Apparently the younger Linnaeus did not see Banks' specimen of Brobur and it lay unnamed until a Spanish botanist, Luis Nee, gathered +Regarding flowering times, it must be remembered that these may vary from year to year according to seasonal fluctuations. In fact, the Banks and Solander specimens of all four species from Botany Bay are in flower and bud. There is a photograph of a specimen of __serrata__ ​in my book, __The Banksia ​Book__. In contrast, when the Endeavour was being repaired in the estuary where Cooktown now stands, it was long past the flowering season of __Banksia dentata__, and the explorers'​ specimens have only old spikes from which all the flowers have fallen. 
-specimens in 1793 and took them back to Spain. There the botanist Antonio Cavanilles named +
-them Brobur in 1800. Cavanilles also named Bmarginata ​and Boblondifolia, two species +
-that Joseph Banks did not see. +
-Regarding flowering times, it must be remembered that these may vary from year to year according to seasonal fluctuations. In fact, the Banks and Solander specimens of all four +
-species from Botany Bay are in flower and bud. There is a photograph of a specimen of serrata ​in my book, The Banksia ​Book. In contrast, when the Endeavour was being repaired in +
-the estuary where Cooktown now stands, it was long past the flowering season of Banksia dentata, and the explorers'​ specimens have only old spikes from which all the flowers have fallen.+
 Incidentally,​ the name Botany Bay was bestowed by James Cook, not Joseph Banks, but prompted, it is true, by the wealth of unknown plants found there. Incidentally,​ the name Botany Bay was bestowed by James Cook, not Joseph Banks, but prompted, it is true, by the wealth of unknown plants found there.
-* * * * * * * * * * * + 
-BELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH +---- 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI + 
-047-87 8366 +=====The June General Meeting.===== 
-KANANGRA BOYD +
-UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS +
-SIX FOOT TRACK +
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT +
-Share the Fare Competitive Rates +
-Page 12 +
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER July, 1987 +
-THE JUNE GENERAL MEETING.+
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
 +
 The President being overseas as they say, it was VEEP Bill Holland who gonged the gong at around 2022 and called the 25 or so members to what passes for order in these parts. The President being overseas as they say, it was VEEP Bill Holland who gonged the gong at around 2022 and called the 25 or so members to what passes for order in these parts.
-There were apologies from Barrie Murdoch (0/5), Wendy Alliano, Anita and Alan Doherty and from FRan Holland. New members Serala Seenivasagam. Kay Chan and Mcirrie ​Ward were welcomed in the usual way.+ 
 +There were apologies from Barrie Murdoch (0/S), Wendy Aliano, Anita and Alan Doherty and from Fran Holland. New members Serala Seenivasagam. Kay Chan and Morrie ​Ward were welcomed in the usual way. 
 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received, with the only matter arising being a further report that our incorporation is through the N.S.W. Finance Department and still proceeding. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received, with the only matter arising being a further report that our incorporation is through the N.S.W. Finance Department and still proceeding.
-Correspondence comprised a letter from the Police Air Wing acknowledging our letter of thanks, from the Wilderness Society re South-East Australian ​woodChiPping-industry and the resisting thereof, from Brian Harvey regarding printing of the magazine and inter-alia the use of grey inks, from Helen Gray advising of the discovery of some quite old unpresented S.B.W. cheques, and to the new members.+ 
 +Correspondence comprised a letter from the Police Air Wing acknowledging our letter of thanks, from the Wilderness Society re South-East Australian ​woodchipping ​industry and the resisting thereof, from Brian Harvey regarding printing of the magazine and inter-alia the use of grey inks, from Helen Gray advising of the discovery of some quite old unpresented S.B.W. cheques, and to the new members. 
 The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we began the month with $3739.97, spent $1117.02, acquired, presumably by fair means, $1535.50 and closed with a balance of $4154.45. The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we began the month with $3739.97, spent $1117.02, acquired, presumably by fair means, $1535.50 and closed with a balance of $4154.45.
-The Walks Report, presented by Don Finch, began with a report of his trip over the weekend + 
-of 15,16,17 May. That same weekend Ian Debert had 27 starters on his Cox River walk in cold +The Walks Report, presented by Don Finch, began with a report of his trip over the weekend of 15,16,17 May. That same weekend Ian Debert had 27 starters on his Cox River walk in cold conditions laboring somewhat up the final slope out of Carlons Creek. Joe Marten'​s trip went with around 20 people and Jan Mohandas led 8 on his Carlons ​to Splendour Rock scramble. 
-conditions laboring somewhat up the final slope out of Carlons Creek. Joe Marten'​s trip went + 
-with around 20 people and Jan Mohandas led 8 on his Canons ​to Splendour Rock scramble. +Over the weekend 22,23,24 May Bill Holland had either 15 or 17, depending on the version, on his Blue Gum, Grand Canyon walk. Bill Capon had 10 people out on his walk in the Budawangs only to find that they could not find an exit from Holland Gorge and had to return the way they came. Jim Percy reported 15 on a beautiful day out from Waterfall to Engadine, and Alan Mewitt had 25 starters on his trip from Wondabyne. They encountered some unexpected obstacles, trip-cords, bent-sapling booby traps and the like in suspicious proximity to an encampment of Scouts, but otherwise the walk was O.K. 
-Over the weekend 22,23,24 May Bill Holland had either 15 or 17, depending on the version, on his Blue Gum, Grand Canyon walk. Bill Capon had 10 people out on his walk in the Budawangs + 
-only to find that they could not find an exit from Holland Gorge and had to return the way they +Carol Bruce and Don Finch reported 18 people on their Budawang car-swap over the weekend 29,30,31 May and John Redfern had 17 starters on his Tyan Pic - Pantony'​s Crown (Crown Mountain if you are looking for it on a map, old names die hard) base camp trip. They even got invited into the farm house for coffee and cake on Saturday night. Gordon Lee's St.Helena Ridge trip was cancelled due to the condition of the access road. Errol Sheedy had 37 people out on a good day in Royal National Park on the other day walk that weekend. 
-came. Jim Percy reported 15 on a beautiful day out from Waterfall to Engadine, and Alan Mewitt + 
-had 25 starters on his trip from Wondabyne. They encountered some unexpected obstacles, trip-cords, bent-sapling booby traps and the like in suspicious proximity to an encampment of Scouts, but otherwise the walk was O.K. +Over the Queen'​s Birthday weekend it was wet, wet, wet! Bill Capon had 5 starters on his Ettrema Creek trip which was described as "​interesting"​. Ian Debert had 21 people dodging the showers, cooking dampers and getting bogged on the way out from his Yerranderie base camp. Carol Bruce led a party of 5 on some of the more "​interesting"​ parts of her Coorongooba Creek flounder, and Ralph Pengliss had around 7 starters battling the rain on his Sydney Harbour walk. 
-Carol Bruce and Don Finch reported 18 people on their Budawang car-swap over the weekend 29,30,31 May and John Redfern had 17 starters on his Tyan Pic - Pantony'​s Crown (Crown Mountain if you are looking for it on a map, old names die hard) base camp trip. They even got invited +
-into the farm house for coffee and cake on Saturday night. Gordon Lee's St.Helena Ridge trip +
-was cancelled due to the condition of the access road. Errol Sheedy had 37 people out on a +
-good day in Royal National Park on the other day walk that weekend. +
-Over the Queen'​s Birthday weekend it was wet, wet, wet! Bill Capon had 5 starters on +
-his Ettrema Creek trip which was described as "​interesting"​. Ian Debert had 21 people dodging +
-the showers, cooking dampers and getting bogged on the way out from his Yerranderie base camp. Carol Bruce led a party of 5 on some of the more "​interesting"​ parts of her Coorongooba Creek flounder, and Ralph Pengliss had around 7 starters battling the rain on his Sydney Harbour walk.+
 There was a brief Federation Report and no Conservation Report. There was a brief Federation Report and no Conservation Report.
 +
 The 60th Anniversary Committee once more urged us to buy, buy, buy. The 60th Anniversary Committee once more urged us to buy, buy, buy.
 +
 General Business saw passage of a motion that we write to the Scouts Association protesting over the incidents on Alan Mewitt'​s walk. General Business saw passage of a motion that we write to the Scouts Association protesting over the incidents on Alan Mewitt'​s walk.
 +
 John Redfern reported on the meeting held recently at Kangaroo Valley with the local Bush Fire authorities. There were various recommendations and the Committee will consider these. John Redfern reported on the meeting held recently at Kangaroo Valley with the local Bush Fire authorities. There were various recommendations and the Committee will consider these.
 +
 Then it was just a matter of the announcements and it was all over again, at 2204. Then it was just a matter of the announcements and it was all over again, at 2204.
-* * * * * * * * * * + 
-WANTED ​- Leaders for the Spring Walks Program - phone Alan Doherty 818-1138. +---- 
-1987 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 13 + 
-HOW CAME TO JOIN THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS +===Wanted.=== 
-or NEARLY DIDN'T MAKE IL.+ 
 +Leaders for the Spring Walks Program - phone Alan Doherty 818-1138. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====How ​Came To Join The Sydney Bush Walkers.===== 
 + 
 +Or 
 + 
 +=====Nearly Didn't Make It.=== 
 by Dot Butler. by Dot Butler.
-I left school, a shy little teenager, determined to live up to my chosen motto MENS + 
-SANS IN CORPORE SAND (A sound mind in a sound body). Week-ends saw me at Bondi, a member of Wal Balmus'​s Acrobatic Troupe, doing cartwheels, catherine wheels, handstands, back flips and pyramid balancing with "as fine a bunch of young Australians as you could find" as Wally +I left school, a shy little teenager, determined to live up to my chosen motto __Mens Sans In Corpore Sand__ ​(A sound mind in a sound body). Week-ends saw me at Bondi, a member of Wal Balmus'​s Acrobatic Troupe, doing cartwheels, catherine wheels, handstands, back flips and pyramid balancing with "as fine a bunch of young Australians as you could find" as Wally proudly announced whenever we appeared pictured in the newspapers. We swam all through the winter with the Ice-bergers and attended dances at the Bondi Surf Club, who numbered among their members three future Presidents of the S.B.W. (Wal Roots, Tom Herbert and Harold Chardon) - although ​I didn't know them at the time. 
-proudly announced whenever we appeared pictured in the newspapers. We swam all through the + 
-winter with the Ice-bergers and attended dances at the Bondi Surf Club, who numbered among their members three future Presidents of the S.B.W. (Wal Roots, Tom Herbert and Harold Chardon) - slthough ​I didn't know them at the time. +Studying to be a Physiotherapist at Sydney University I was introduced in the Anatomy dissecting room to the human body in full detail, and in Physiology classes learnt of its functioning. When learning Surface Anatomy we had a magnificently muscled man model clad only in a G-string who could twitch every muscle independently when tapped by the Professor'​s pointer. "​Deltoid!"​ he would order, "​Biceps! Triceps! Trapezius!"​ and the muscles would bulge under his wand. "​Serratus Anterior!"​ and what looked like a row of eggs would magically appear on the side of the thorax. "​Rectus Abdominus!"​ and what looked like a tree-trunk would isolate itself from the flat wall of abdomen. It was fascinating. 
-Studying to be a Physiotherapist at Sydney University I was introduced in the Anatomy dissecting room to the human body in full detail, and in Physiology classes learnt of its functioning. When learning Surface Anatomy we had a magnificently muscled man model clad only + 
-in a G-string who could twitch every muscle independently when tapped by the Professor'​s pointer. "​Deltoid!"​ he would order, "​Biceps! Triceps! Trapezius!"​ and the muscles would bulge under his +I also attended the School of Tropical Medicine which ran a course for people planning to work or live in the tropics - missionaries,​ planters, young District Officers soon off to New Guinea. Amongst these was a hard-working serious-minded young man called Phillip. He and I became friends. In the interests of getting over our shyness in public we joined Michael Sawtell'​s Public Speaking class. Michael was a Sydney "​identity",​ friend of the great Chidley, an eccentric who used to stalk majestically around the streets of the City clad, winter or summer, in nothing but a long white cotton robe and sandals, and (for the 1920'​s) had very advanced and outspoken ideas on sex. 
-wand. "​Serratus Anterior!"​ and what looked like a row of eggs would magically appear on the + 
-side of the thorax. "​Rectus Abdominus!"​ and what looked like a tree-trunk would isolate itself +Mike Sawtell'​s class included all ages from little Miss English (me) aged 19, to an apple-cheeked ​little lady from the Radiant Health Society who could have been anything from 50 to 80. She was spry as a sparrow as she expatiated on the benefits of raw foods, fresh water, exercise and sleep. We also had an Astrologer/​Numerologist,​ a tall, cadaverous man with snowy hair and beetling black eyebrows. He wrote out our horoscopes and predicted our futures according to the stars. Half a century had to go by before Australia became really gripped by this occult Eastern belief. Great areas of our forests are now cut down, pulped and turned into paper so that the Press may print its daily inanities - its readers'​ fortunes as influenced by the stars. 
-from the flat wall of abdomen. It was fascinating. + 
-I also attended the School of Tropical Medicine which ran a course for people planning to work or live in the tropics - missionaries,​ planters, young District Officers soon off to New Guinea. Amongst these was a hard-working serious-minded young man called Phillip. He and I +There were gentle Theosophists voicing their beliefs, and Anthroposophists,​ and the lady who urged daily colonic irrigation as the panacea for all health problems. All details concerning the elimination of '​pisons' from the colon were given - no holds barred. All this rich melange of knowledge was absorbed by the class without dispute. Little Miss English, who knew nothing about it, was coerced into giving a discourse on "​Painless Childbirth"​. 
-became friends. In the interests of getting over our shyness in public we joined Michael + 
-Sawtell'​s Public Speaking class. Michael was a Sydney "​identity",​ friend of the great Chidley, +One week-end a small group of us young ones from the class went for a camping trip to a beautiful little deserted beach one of them had heard of - Era. There was only one other group in this remote spot. I was surprised, but excited, to see that they plunged into the sea naked and disported like nymphs and sea gods in the breakers. When they came out they wore only shorts and shirts. They looked like my kind. One of their boys came over and invited us to join them that night around their camp fire, and the die was cast that shaped the future whole of my life. They were members of the Sydney Bush Walkers Club, then in its 5th year of existence. The boy, Edgar Yardley, said I should join their club; they would be meeting next Friday night and he would introduce me. And this was done. I found in bushwalking the adventure I had known as a child, trailing barefoot through the bush with my brothers, feeling, smelling and dancing my way into the blood and bone of Australia. And so it has been for 57 magnificent years.... but.... and here we come to the second part of the title.... 
-an eccentric who used to stalk majestically around the streets of the City clad, winter or summer, in nothing but a long white cotton robe and sandals, and (for the 1920'​s) had very advanced and outspoken ideas on sex. +  
-Mike Sawtell'​s class included all ages from little Miss English (me) aged 19, to an applecheeked ​little lady from the Radiant Health Society who could have been anything from 50 to 80. She was spry as a sparrow as she expatiated on the benefits of raw foods, fresh water, exercise and sleep. We also had an Astrologer/​Numerologist,​ a tall, cadaverous man with snowy hair and +===Nearly Didn't Make It.=== 
-beetling black eyebrows. He wrote out our horoscopes and predicted our futures according to + 
-the stars. Half a century had to go by before Australia became really gripped by this occult +My mother was a practicing Psychologist. One day there came into her Macquarie Street rooms two distraught parents who couldn'​t understand why their son was turning into a sexual pervert - they had always been so conscientious about his upbringing.... when he was a little boy "If ever I catch you playing with __that__ ​again I'll cut it off with a carving knife!"​ (said knife being brandished before his terrified eyes to drive home the lesson) - how could he now have such perverted ideas? My mother'​s private talk with the boy brought the tragic cry from the heart that here he was 22 and had never seen a naked human body. I had told my mother of our freedom from clothes at Era (I remember one night when a sudden fierce downpour occurred - the boys threw off their clothes and rushed out naked into the storm to batten down the flapping abdulled tents, then came in, dried themselves and got into their dry shorts again. Very sensible.) 
-Eastern belief. Great areas of our forests are nowcut down, pulped and turned into paper so + 
-that the Press may print its daily inanities - its readers'​ fortunes as influenced by the stars. +My mother asked would I do Cecil a favour by taking him down to Era, so next week-end down we went, Phillip and Cecil and I. The whole place was deserted. My boyfriend and I dropped our simple clothes and dashed into the surf, and no doubt Cecil in a wild turmoil ​did the same - we didn't turn to look back. So there we were jumping up and down and shooting the breakers and having a mighty time, when all at once we became aware that the shore was getting a long way off - we were caught in an undertow! Frantic swimming back and we reached a sand bar. Here we three joined hands and (with yells and screams of relief you can be sure) dragged each other to the beach. 
-There were gentle Theosophists voicing their beliefs, and Anthroposophists,​ and the lady + 
-who urged daily colonic irrigation as the panacea for all health problems. All details concerning +Just then who should pass by but an "​Official"​ Bushwalker group, led by a member who was the wrong shape for nudity and hence very much against it. She report to Committee that a recently elected member was behaving herself in an unseemly fashion on the beach and demanded that she be dismissed from the Club. A letter was forthwith sent to the culprit, its import being '​please explain, or else'. Replies followed from the evil-doer, from my mother, Mrs. English, and from poor little Cecil (whom, incidentally,​ I never saw again. I can only hope that the Club's action didn't reinforce his complex). A great storm occurred amongst the Committee members, some of whom, including Marie Byles our legal representative,​ and Cliff Ritson the President, threatened to resign ​if the Club persisted in its narrow bigoted behaviour. 
-the elimination of gpisons' from the colon were given - no holds barred. All this rich melange + 
-of knowledge was absorbed by the class without dispute. Little Miss English, who knew nothing +I knew nothing of this; my sponsor, Edgar Yardley, merely telling me at the time, "​It'​s only a few prudes blowing off.... don't take any notice.... they'​ll get over it." So I took no notice, and it wasn't until I was looking through the early Minutes to get information required for the writing up of the First Decade of the Sydney Bush Walkers that I read the full story with amazement and disbelief. How times have changed (for the better) over the past 60 years! 
-about it, was coerced into giving a discourse on "​Painless Childbirth"​. + 
-One week-end a small group of us young ones from the class went for a camping trip to a +---- 
-beautiful little deserted beach one of them had heard of - Era. There was only one other group + 
-in this remote spot. I was surprised, but excited, to see that they plunged into the sea naked +====New Zealand - November, 1987.==== 
-and disported like nymphs and sea gods in the breakers. When they came out they wore only shorts + 
-and shirts. They looked like my kind. One of their boys came over and invited us to join them +I am at present researching a tramping trip for November, 1987, to Mount Aspiring National Park and Fjordland National Park. I am looking for good company of fit but not necessarily "​tiger"​ walkers. It is envisaged that walking will be over less publicised country and that leadership will be open and/or democratic. 
-that night around their camp fire, and the die was cast that shaped the future whole of my life. + 
-They were members of the Sydney Bush WalkersClub, then in its 5th year of existence. The boy, +Would anybody interested please contact - Jim Oxley (phone) (W) 282 2670 (H) 807 2128. 
-Edgar Yardley, said I should join their club; they would be meeting next Friday night and he + 
-would introduce me. And this was done. I found in bushwalking the adventure I had known as a +---- 
-child, trailing barefoot through the bush with my brothers, feeling, smelling and dancing my way + 
-into the blood and bone of Australia. And so it has been for 57 magnificent years  but.... +====Annual Subscriptions Now Overdue.==== 
-and here we come to the second part of the title  + 
-NEARLY DIDN'T MAKE IT+Anita Doherty. Hon. Treasurer. 
-My mother was a practicing Psychologist. One day there came into her Macquarie Street rooms two distraught parents who couldn'​t understand why their son was turning into a sexual pervert - they had always been so +
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-conscientious about his upbringing ​ when he was a little boy "If ever I catch you playing +
-with THAT again I'll cut it off with a carving knife!"​ (said knife being brandished before his terrified eyes to drive home the lesson) - how could he now have such perverted ideas? My mother'​s private talk with the boy brought the tragic cry from the heart that here he was +
-22 and had never seen a naked human body. I had told my mother of our freedom from clothes +
-at Era (I remember one night when a sudden fierce downpour occurred - the boys threw off their clothes and rushed out naked into the storm to batten down the flapping abdulled tents, then +
-came in, dried themselves and got into their dry shorts again. Very sensible.) +
-My mother asked would I do Cecil a favour by taking him down to Era, so next week-end down we went, Phillip and Cecil and I. The whole place was deserted. My boyfriend and I +
-dropped our simple clothes and dashed into the surf, and no doubt Cecil in a Wild turmil ​did +
-the same - we didn't turn to look back. So there we were jumping up and down and shooting +
-the breakers and having a mighty time, when all at once we became aware that the shore was +
-getting a long way off - we were caught in an undertow! Frantic swimming back and we reached +
-a sand bar. Here we three joined hands and (with yells and screams of relief you can be sure) +
-dragged each other to the beach. +
-Just then who should pass by but an "​Official"​ Bushwalker group, led by a member who was the wrong shape for nudity and hence very much against it. She report to Committee that a +
-recently elected member was behaving herself in an unseemly fashion on the beach and demanded +
-that she be dismissed from the Club. A letter was forthwith sent to the culprit, its import +
-being '​please explain, or else'. Replies followed from the evil-doer, from my mother, Mrs. +
-English, and from poor little Cecil (whom, incidentally,​ I never saw again. I can only hope +
-that the Club's action didn't reinforce his complex). ​,A great storm occurred amongst the Committee members, some of whom, including Marie Byles our legal representative,​ and Cliff Ritson the President, threatened to resign ​17776;​771-Gb ​persisted in its narrow bigoted behaviour. +
-I knew nothing of this; my sponsor, Edgar Yardley, merely telling me at the time, "​It'​s only a few prudes blowing off.... don't take any notice.... they'​ll get over it." So I +
-took no notice, and it wasn't until I was looking through the early Minutes to get information required for the writing up of the First Decade of the Sydney Bush Walkers that I read the full story with amazement and disbelief. How times have changed (for the better) over the +
-past 60 years! +
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-NEW ZEALAND ​NOVEMBER, 1987. +
-I am at present researching a tramping trip for November, 1987, to Mount Aspiring National +
-Park and Fjordland National Park. I am looking for good company of fit but not necessarily +
-"​tiger"​ walkers. It is envisaged that walking will be over less publicised country and that +
-leadership will be open and/or democratic. +
-Would anybody interested please contact - JIM OXLEY (phone) (W) 282 2670 +
-(H) 807 2128 +
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-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ​ NOW OVERDUE. Anita Doherty. Hon. Treasurer.+
 The 1987 subscriptions were due as from the March Annual General Meeting - many are still outstanding. Are you one of the guilty parties? The 1987 subscriptions were due as from the March Annual General Meeting - many are still outstanding. Are you one of the guilty parties?
 +
 PLease check if you have paid - if not, complete the form in the March, April or May magazine, attach your cheque and mail it to G.P.O. Box 4476, Sydney, 2001. If you have any doubts don't hesitate to contact me on 818-1138. PLease check if you have paid - if not, complete the form in the March, April or May magazine, attach your cheque and mail it to G.P.O. Box 4476, Sydney, 2001. If you have any doubts don't hesitate to contact me on 818-1138.
 +
 The Committee would hate to have to get tough with unfinancial members, so do your bit to keep us in the black. See you out on the track. The Committee would hate to have to get tough with unfinancial members, so do your bit to keep us in the black. See you out on the track.
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