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 Next came the Annual Reports, with advice that copies of the Financial Report, with the changes required by the Auditor, were available; a mia-culpa from the President, and a letter to the Auditor apologising for the error and assuring him that there will be no repetition. With that matter resolved, the reports were taken as read and accepted. The Financial Report was also accepted. Next came the Annual Reports, with advice that copies of the Financial Report, with the changes required by the Auditor, were available; a mia-culpa from the President, and a letter to the Auditor apologising for the error and assuring him that there will be no repetition. With that matter resolved, the reports were taken as read and accepted. The Financial Report was also accepted.
  
-Three procedural motions were then passed. These established the methods of voting and permitted the election of officers to proceed concurrent with the business of the general meeting. You will have read the results of the election in last month'​s magazine, the main item of remark was that we filled eleven ​positons ​before we needed to vote.+Three procedural motions were then passed. These established the methods of voting and permitted the election of officers to proceed concurrent with the business of the general meeting. You will have read the results of the election in last month'​s magazine, the main item of remark was that we filled eleven ​positions ​before we needed to vote.
  
 Then came the Treasurer'​s budget for the coming year and a recommendation as to the level of subscription. After some confusion and one or two emphatic speakers in favour we agreed to hike the subs by around 25% in view of the coming necessity to replace the printer and possibly move into the use of a P.C. Then came the Treasurer'​s budget for the coming year and a recommendation as to the level of subscription. After some confusion and one or two emphatic speakers in favour we agreed to hike the subs by around 25% in view of the coming necessity to replace the printer and possibly move into the use of a P.C.
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 Peering from the tent next morning, we were most gratified to learn that we were actually camped on the lip of the desired saddle which was much deeper than we anticipated. The mist lifted and we crossed over to discover some very old blazes on trees which took us in the desired south-westerly direction, knowing that we must cut the old Kanangra Track somewhere, our goal being the Walls. We emerged from the pleasant open forest right at Cunningham'​s cattle-man'​s hut where the Track intersected Budthingeroo Creek and were astonished to find the Kanangra Road had just reached there. After a late lunch we walked down the Track and the day being mighty cold with early darkness, we camped in a grove of trees and were glad of a big fire as we did not carry slacks to save weight. Tough. Peering from the tent next morning, we were most gratified to learn that we were actually camped on the lip of the desired saddle which was much deeper than we anticipated. The mist lifted and we crossed over to discover some very old blazes on trees which took us in the desired south-westerly direction, knowing that we must cut the old Kanangra Track somewhere, our goal being the Walls. We emerged from the pleasant open forest right at Cunningham'​s cattle-man'​s hut where the Track intersected Budthingeroo Creek and were astonished to find the Kanangra Road had just reached there. After a late lunch we walked down the Track and the day being mighty cold with early darkness, we camped in a grove of trees and were glad of a big fire as we did not carry slacks to save weight. Tough.
  
-It was pleasant easy walking along the old Kanangra Track which was a relic of the days when horse-drawn ​vwhicles ​bore campers out to the Dance Floor Cave, winding in and out amongst trees, fallen logs and rock outcrops, in places almost indiscernible,​ and naturally much longer than the present road. We arrived at the big cave at lunch-time and settled in for a few days, dragging down lots of firewood. The crystal-clear drip that is the cave's water supply today, is in the same spot as it was fifty years ago, when it fell into a small pool thoughtfully hacked out by some person, in the solid rock. All the heavy supporting round wood beams of the dance floor were there and in one we noted the carved names of old SBW identities, Charlie Pryde and Laz Pura, Charlie being remembered for Pryde'​s Prospect rock out in the "​Dogs"​.+It was pleasant easy walking along the old Kanangra Track which was a relic of the days when horse-drawn ​vehicles ​bore campers out to the Dance Floor Cave, winding in and out amongst trees, fallen logs and rock outcrops, in places almost indiscernible,​ and naturally much longer than the present road. We arrived at the big cave at lunch-time and settled in for a few days, dragging down lots of firewood. The crystal-clear drip that is the cave's water supply today, is in the same spot as it was fifty years ago, when it fell into a small pool thoughtfully hacked out by some person, in the solid rock. All the heavy supporting round wood beams of the dance floor were there and in one we noted the carved names of old SBW identities, Charlie Pryde and Laz Pura, Charlie being remembered for Pryde'​s Prospect rock out in the "​Dogs"​.
  
 The weather was fine and packless we wandered about the Tops, inspecting the Falls, taking photographic gems and drinking in the magnificent scenery, relaxing in the sun. One evening we were alerted by female coo-ees and down the track to the cave came Dorothy Lawry and Grace Edgecombe who had ascended Krunglebungle Track after leaving their mates. It appears they, too, had carried a bag of water to the heights and no sooner there than Grace stepped back on it and they lost the lot. Much chagrin and questionable expressions! Then we heard motor-bike engines and two riders came down, imbued with high hopes they could ride through to the then lovely Burragorang Valley, their maps showing a dotted track. After being shown the commencement of the rocky track from the cave, they rapidly changed their plans, and after camping with us made off for the back road to Wombeyan Caves and beyond. The weather was fine and packless we wandered about the Tops, inspecting the Falls, taking photographic gems and drinking in the magnificent scenery, relaxing in the sun. One evening we were alerted by female coo-ees and down the track to the cave came Dorothy Lawry and Grace Edgecombe who had ascended Krunglebungle Track after leaving their mates. It appears they, too, had carried a bag of water to the heights and no sooner there than Grace stepped back on it and they lost the lot. Much chagrin and questionable expressions! Then we heard motor-bike engines and two riders came down, imbued with high hopes they could ride through to the then lovely Burragorang Valley, their maps showing a dotted track. After being shown the commencement of the rocky track from the cave, they rapidly changed their plans, and after camping with us made off for the back road to Wombeyan Caves and beyond.
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 I made mention of the new Kanangra Road, then about halfway to the Walls, a tourist road for which there was no apparent clamour. I made mention of the new Kanangra Road, then about halfway to the Walls, a tourist road for which there was no apparent clamour.
  
-The story came out post-war that it was really a defence project. It must be remembered that in the late thirties the Berlin/​Rome/​Tokio Axis was becoming more belligerent and so it seems the Intelligence had gained information that Japan had plans on invading Australia and which, in fact, nearly came to pass but for the United States Navy. The industrialised Wollongong Area would have been a prize, so it seems a "​scorched earth" strategy was adopted in that all the Illawarra cattle were to be driven to Camden, thence to the then Burragorang Valley, over the Cedar Road, up Gingra Ridge to Kanangra Tops. Up to 1938 the only access to the Tops was by an old steel ladder to the left of the Dwice Floor Cave, reaching to the edge of the escarpment, this being replaced by a stony ramp blasted from the solid rock. This would have enabled cattle to be driven to Oberon and the Bathurst Plains.+The story came out post-war that it was really a defence project. It must be remembered that in the late thirties the Berlin/​Rome/​Tokio Axis was becoming more belligerent and so it seems the Intelligence had gained information that Japan had plans on invading Australia and which, in fact, nearly came to pass but for the United States Navy. The industrialised Wollongong Area would have been a prize, so it seems a "​scorched earth" strategy was adopted in that all the Illawarra cattle were to be driven to Camden, thence to the then Burragorang Valley, over the Cedar Road, up Gingra Ridge to Kanangra Tops. Up to 1938 the only access to the Tops was by an old steel ladder to the left of the Dance Floor Cave, reaching to the edge of the escarpment, this being replaced by a stony ramp blasted from the solid rock. This would have enabled cattle to be driven to Oberon and the Bathurst Plains. 
 Before the creation of the road, walkers had to rely on service cars from Katoomba or Blackheath which transported holiday-makers to the Caves House so that it was always mid-afternoon before one was deposited at the turn-off, so that one-and-a-half days were involved before the Walls were reached, a stark contrast to today'​s Friday night convenient starts. Another problem was that the Jenolan Caves Road was a single carriage-way,​ with "​down"​ traffic to the Caves from midnight to noon, and "​up"​ from noon to midnight, completely preventing any Friday night excursions. Oh! the lucky walkers of today! Or are they??? Everything too easy!!! Skill no longer required - maps like street directories - fire trails to follow - pre-cooked meals - light-weight nylon flies - detailed route books - pressure stoves - helicopter searches and evacuations! Softly, softly!!! Before the creation of the road, walkers had to rely on service cars from Katoomba or Blackheath which transported holiday-makers to the Caves House so that it was always mid-afternoon before one was deposited at the turn-off, so that one-and-a-half days were involved before the Walls were reached, a stark contrast to today'​s Friday night convenient starts. Another problem was that the Jenolan Caves Road was a single carriage-way,​ with "​down"​ traffic to the Caves from midnight to noon, and "​up"​ from noon to midnight, completely preventing any Friday night excursions. Oh! the lucky walkers of today! Or are they??? Everything too easy!!! Skill no longer required - maps like street directories - fire trails to follow - pre-cooked meals - light-weight nylon flies - detailed route books - pressure stoves - helicopter searches and evacuations! Softly, softly!!!
  
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-===== theatre ​Party. =====+===== Theatre ​Party. =====
  
-"Beaking ​the Code" - by Hugh Whitemore.+"Breaking ​the Code" - by Hugh Whitemore.
  
 The real-life subject of this play is Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who fathered the modern computer and cracked the German Enigma code during the war, thereby winning Churchill'​s acclaim as one of the principal architects of allied victory. BUT, his private life came close to destroying him. The real-life subject of this play is Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who fathered the modern computer and cracked the German Enigma code during the war, thereby winning Churchill'​s acclaim as one of the principal architects of allied victory. BUT, his private life came close to destroying him.
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 +===== Surveying Coolana. =====
 +
 +by Dot Butler
 +
 +There are two camping areas favoured by the mob at Re-unions, one being down on the river flats in the company of wandering jew and grass ticks, the other up on the terrace above the hut in the comforting company of George Davison'​s ashes, scattered under his memorial tree in 1983. The Davison Tree, the biggest by far on the property, seems to spread its mighty arms further and further each year. In like manner, tales of old Dave proliferate throughout the years.
  
-SURVEYING CDOLANA by Dot Butler 
-There are two camping areas favoured by the mob at Re-unions, one being down on the river flats in the company of wandering jew and grass ticks, the other up on the terrace above the hut in the comforting company of George Davison'​s ashes, scattered under his memorial tree in 1983. The Davison Tree, the biggest by far on the property, seems to . spread its mighty arms further and further each year. In like manner, tales of old Dave proliferate throughout the years. 
 I met him in 1971 at a Quaker Meeting at Wahroonga. I had been saying that we needed the services of a Surveyor to locate the boundaries of our conjoint properties on the Kangaroo River. This tall, snowy-haired gentleman introduced himself: "​I'​m a surveyor. I'm 81 and still practicing. I would be glad to be of assistance."​ I met him in 1971 at a Quaker Meeting at Wahroonga. I had been saying that we needed the services of a Surveyor to locate the boundaries of our conjoint properties on the Kangaroo River. This tall, snowy-haired gentleman introduced himself: "​I'​m a surveyor. I'm 81 and still practicing. I would be glad to be of assistance."​
-So began 12 years of a very happy association. Early in the morning I would pick him up at Cheltenham, together with all his suying ​equipment, and we would be on the job by 10 am. He had acquired from the Lands Department the pertinent maps of the four blocks + 
-(50 acre and a 40 acre for the Quakers, and two 40 acre blocks for the SBW). We began the survey from the only known point - a large-headed tack driven into the N.E. corner post of "Lazy Acres"​. I was chainman, meaning I went ahead with the chain north, south, east or west as directed by Mr. Davison who would be peering into the eye-piece of the theodolite.+So began 12 years of a very happy association. Early in the morning I would pick him up at Cheltenham, together with all his surveying ​equipment, and we would be on the job by 10 am. He had acquired from the Lands Department the pertinent maps of the four blocks (50 acre and a 40 acre for the Quakers, and two 40 acre blocks for the SBW). We began the survey from the only known point - a large-headed tack driven into the N.E. corner post of "Lazy Acres"​. I was chainman, meaning I went ahead with the chain north, south, east or west as directed by Mr. Davison who would be peering into the eye-piece of the theodolite. 
 The original survey was made in 1878 and in those days all surveys of rough country land were laid out in a magnetic north/south grid, where possible below rocky escarpments. So we had to look for a peg somewhere below the precipice on the line which ran due south, between two great rocks. This was eventually located after a bit of confusion due to the fact that the survey marks of a zig-zag road were also in the vicinity. The original survey was made in 1878 and in those days all surveys of rough country land were laid out in a magnetic north/south grid, where possible below rocky escarpments. So we had to look for a peg somewhere below the precipice on the line which ran due south, between two great rocks. This was eventually located after a bit of confusion due to the fact that the survey marks of a zig-zag road were also in the vicinity.
-We would work till billy-tea time, then onto the job again till lunch time, after which Dave would have a sleep, then wake up in mid-afternoon for morework. Sometimes it took us + 
-a whole day to find a peg, put in 110 years ago and now overgrown by vines and bracken, or the incised marking on a tree which had survived a century of winds and bush-fires; sometimes only a stump would remain. So we located all the corner-pegs of the Bushwalkers'​ and the Quakers'​-properties.+We would work till billy-tea time, then onto the job again till lunch time, after which Dave would have a sleep, then wake up in mid-afternoon for more work. Sometimes it took us a whole day to find a peg, put in 110 years ago and now overgrown by vines and bracken, or the incised marking on a tree which had survived a century of winds and bush-fires; sometimes only a stump would remain. So we located all the corner-pegs of the Bushwalkers'​ and the Quakers'​ properties. 
 Good old Dave is gone now - if still with us he would be 100 next year. As I am probably the only one now who knows where all the pegs are, it would be a good idea if some of the young ones made it their business to know as much as I know, and get it all down properly on one map. Good old Dave is gone now - if still with us he would be 100 next year. As I am probably the only one now who knows where all the pegs are, it would be a good idea if some of the young ones made it their business to know as much as I know, and get it all down properly on one map.
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-1988 + 
-For application form +=== Annual Subscription ​1988. === 
-see + 
-"​everse ​of this notice +For application form see reverse ​of this notice. 
-Page 14 The Sydney BUshwalker April., 1988 + 
-FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS  NSW - Report of March Meetino+---- 
 + 
 +===== Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs NSW. ===== 
 + 
 +=== Report of March Meeting. === 
 by Spiro Hajinakitas. by Spiro Hajinakitas.
-Conservation: Opposition shadow minister Tim Moore* will be contacted by F8W to arrange a meeting. *(Since the elction ​19/5/88 now The Minister for Conservation and Environmental matters. ED) + 
-Kowmunq ​Committee ​Report: Vote of thanks to Sydney University Bushwalkers for hard work and a donation of $100 to be held in trust. +__Conservation__: Opposition shadow minister Tim Moore* will be contacted by F8W to arrange a meeting. *(Since the election ​19/5/88 now The Minister for Conservation and Environmental matters. ED) 
-A letter has been received from the Minister of Water Resources which in part states that a control flooding dam on theKowmung in conjuction ​with Warragamba Dam "​upgrading"​ is not suitable for ecological and environmental reasons. + 
-Telephone Directory: FBW has decided to pay for entry in the telephone directory under "​B"​. +__Kowmung ​Committee ​Report__: Vote of thanks to Sydney University Bushwalkers for hard work and a donation of $100 to be held in trust. 
-Tracks ​Access: The Burgh Track in Royal National Park between Garrawarra Farm and the river has been upgraded. + 
-Anzac Day Service at Splendour ​Rock: Paddy Pallin is coming. Gate will be opened at Medlow Gap at 11 am on.24/4/88 and again on 25/4/88 at 1 pal for exit. (The gate will only be opened for a short time.) +A letter has been received from the Minister of Water Resources which in part states that a control flooding dam on the Kowmung in conjunction ​with Warragamba Dam "​upgrading"​ is not suitable for ecological and environmental reasons. 
-Bush Dance, Friday 13th May: Lane Cove Town Hall, 8 pm to 12 pm, Band - Hot Foot, $8 at door. Spot prizes, lucky door guesssing ​competition,​ prize for best field-costume (?), B.Y.O. food and drinks. (See also SBW party to be arranged by DeniseShaw, phone 922 6093. ED) + 
-Search ​Rescue:Two alpha-numeric pagers have been purchased to assist call-outs. (See page 5. ED) +__Telephone Directory__: FBW has decided to pay for entry in the telephone directory under "​B"​. 
-* * * * * * * * * * + 
-WALKS NOTICE  ​Please note that KENCLACHER'Budawang walk of +__Tracks ​Access__: The Burgh Track in Royal National Park between Garrawarra Farm and the river has been upgraded. 
-60,8 May (Mother'​s Day!) has been brought forward by one week to April 29,30, + 
-1st May. +__Anzac ​Day Service at Splendour ​Rock__: Paddy Pallin is coming. Gate will be opened at Medlow Gap at 11 am on 24/4/88 and again on 25/4/88 at 1 pm for exit. (The gate will only be opened for a short time.) 
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-FBW BUSH DANCE - Friday 13th May (see Federation Notes above).+__Bush ​Dance, Friday 13th May__: Lane Cove Town Hall, 8 pm to 12 pm, Band - Hot Foot, $8 at door. Spot prizes, lucky door guessing ​competition,​ prize for best field-costume (?), B.Y.O. food and drinks. (See also SBW party to be arranged by Denise Shaw, phone 922 6093. ED) 
 + 
 +__Search ​Rescue__: Two alpha-numeric pagers have been purchased to assist call-outs. (See page 5. ED) 
 + 
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 +=== Walks Notice. === 
 + 
 +Please note that Ken Clacher'Budawang walk of 6,7,8 May (Mother'​s Day!) has been brought forward by one week to April 29,30, 1st May. 
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 +=== FBW Bush Dance. === 
 + 
 +Friday 13th May (see Federation Notes above). 
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