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 My plan called for a week at Ua Pou as our second and final port of call in the Marquesas. In the meantime Aranui bore us on to our first island, Nuku Hiva, 48 kilometres to the north. And on the way we competed with the Marquesans by singing Australian and bushwalking songs for a young American couple and anyone else who would listen. It may well have been the first time that the strains of "​Who'​d Be a Walker"​ echoed off a Marquesan coast! My plan called for a week at Ua Pou as our second and final port of call in the Marquesas. In the meantime Aranui bore us on to our first island, Nuku Hiva, 48 kilometres to the north. And on the way we competed with the Marquesans by singing Australian and bushwalking songs for a young American couple and anyone else who would listen. It may well have been the first time that the strains of "​Who'​d Be a Walker"​ echoed off a Marquesan coast!
  
-Despite the weather the entry into Taiohae Bay was impressive. Later on, when blue skies prevailed, Joan remarked that Tennyson must have come to this place to write "The Lotus Eaters"​. When the clouds lifted occasionally a huge amphitheatre of mountains was was revealed. The predominant colour was the bright green of tropical foliage but here and there brawn cliffs, culminating in the peak of Muake at 864 metres, gave relief. Numerous razor spurs and narrow valleys dissected the amphitheatre and down these valleys raced kibg skebder waterfakksClustered around the head of the bay and meandering up into the lower hills, the village of Taiohae, the largest in the Marquesas group, looked suitably South Sea-ist at a distance. (Don't be misled by that word "​largest",​ it's purely relative. The population at Taiohae would be no more than 1000 and indeed Nuku Hiva can boast no more than 1800 souls out of a total of about 7000 for the six inhabited islands.)+Despite the weather the entry into Taiohae Bay was impressive. Later on, when blue skies prevailed, Joan remarked that Tennyson must have come to this place to write "The Lotus Eaters"​. When the clouds lifted occasionally a huge amphitheatre of mountains was was revealed. The predominant colour was the bright green of tropical foliage but here and there brawn cliffs, culminating in the peak of Muake at 864 metres, gave relief. Numerous razor spurs and narrow valleys dissected the amphitheatre and down these valleys raced kibg skebder waterfakksClustered around the head of the bay and meandering up into the lower hills, the village of Taiohae, the largest in the Marquesas group, looked suitably South Sea-ist at a distance. (Don't be misled by that word "​largest",​ it's purely relative. The population at Taiohae would be no more than 1000 and indeed Nuku Hiva can boast no more than 1800 souls out of a total of about 7000 for the six inhabited islands.)
  
 The bay itself is spacious and, in fine weather, beautiful to behold. I counted fifteen yachts at anchor for the Marquesas group is the first landfall for yachts after the 3-4 weeks crossing from Mexico or Panama. Anyone in Taiohae will hear lots of Yachties'​ stories if they care to listen. The bay itself is spacious and, in fine weather, beautiful to behold. I counted fifteen yachts at anchor for the Marquesas group is the first landfall for yachts after the 3-4 weeks crossing from Mexico or Panama. Anyone in Taiohae will hear lots of Yachties'​ stories if they care to listen.
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-[ Cartoon: Lest We Forget - 1969-1988. Rosso. "I don't care what you say about me when I've gone, so long as you __talk about me__."+[ Cartoon: Lest We Forget - 1969-1988. Rosso. "I don't care what you say about me when I've gone, so long as you __talk about me__." ​]
  
 ===== The Rosso. ===== ===== The Rosso. =====
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 A letter from Vanguard Insurance Company with a $500 donation towards S & R. Also a letter from the Minister for the Environment re tougher penalties for aboriginal art vandalism. A letter from Vanguard Insurance Company with a $500 donation towards S & R. Also a letter from the Minister for the Environment re tougher penalties for aboriginal art vandalism.
  
-__National Sports Exhibition__ - Volunteers urgently required to man stall, particularly on Wed/​Thurs/​Fri,​ i.e. 12/13/14 October and others for 15/16 October. Also good bushwalking slides urgently required. ​Votunteers ​wanted to help paint backdrop mural.+__National Sports Exhibition__ - Volunteers urgently required to man stall, particularly on Wed/​Thurs/​Fri,​ i.e. 12/13/14 October and others for 15/16 October. Also good bushwalking slides urgently required. ​Volunteers ​wanted to help paint backdrop mural.
  
 __Tracks & Access__ - Snowy Mountain Authority is responsible for upgrading road to Dargels. It is reported that the road from The Vines to Styles Creek has a number of very big trees and branches blocking it and walkers should allow more time to negotiate same. __Tracks & Access__ - Snowy Mountain Authority is responsible for upgrading road to Dargels. It is reported that the road from The Vines to Styles Creek has a number of very big trees and branches blocking it and walkers should allow more time to negotiate same.
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 +===== The Riddle Of Aeroplane VH-MDX. =====
 +
 +Book your place on teh bus - $10.00 per head. Leave the car at home. Travel in comfort.
 +
 +=== Barrington Tops S & R Practice - 8/9 October '88. ===
  
-THE RIDDLE OF AEROPLANE VH-MDX 
-BOOK- YOUR PLACE ON THE BUS - $10.00 PER HEAD 
-LEAVE THE CAR AT HOME TRAVEL IN COMFORT - 
-BARRINGTON TOPS S & R PRACTICE - 8/9 OCTOBER '88 
 On 9th August, 1981, a light plane disappeared in stormy weather below Mt. Allyn. Some extensive searching has been done in the past but several high probability areas remain unsearched. On 9th August, 1981, a light plane disappeared in stormy weather below Mt. Allyn. Some extensive searching has been done in the past but several high probability areas remain unsearched.
-Search and Rescue has participated in some of the past searches and many bushwalkers are keen to return to solve the "RIDDLE OF VH-MDX"​. + 
-Day searching only - no overnight searching - in areas not previously searched. +Search and Rescue has participated in some of the past searches and many bushwalkers are keen to return to solve the "Riddle of VH-MDX"​. 
-No driving. Meet bushwalkers from other clubs. Get a group together from your Club.+ 
 +Day searching only - no overnight searching - in areas not previously searched. No driving. Meet bushwalkers from other clubs. Get a group together from your Club. 
 What a bonus to the bushwalking movement if we can find it! What a bonus to the bushwalking movement if we can find it!
 +
 We need keen bushwalkers who are members of a Federation Club and over 18 years old. We need keen bushwalkers who are members of a Federation Club and over 18 years old.
-BUS DEPARTS NORTH SIDE OF STRATHFIELD STATION ​7.30 PM ON FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBERPICK UP FROM HORNSBY STATION CAN BE ARRANGED+ 
-CONTACT KEITH MAXWELL phone 622 0049 +Bus departs north side of Strathfield Station ​7.30pm on Friday 7th OctoberPick up from Hornsby Station can be arranged
-REMEMBER ​DRIVE SAFELY ​TRAVEL ON OUR BUS+ 
-BASE CAMP CARRABOLLA ​1:25,000 +Contact: Keith Marshall. Phone 622 0049. 
-grid reference 574405 + 
-MAPS CARRABOLLA ​1:25,000 +Remember ​travel safely ​travel on our bus
-BARRINGTON TOPS 1:25,000+ 
 +Base camp: Carrabolla ​1:25,000. Grid reference 574405. 
 + 
 +Maps: Carrabolla ​1:25,000. Barrington Tops 1:25,000
 Police and other Volunteer Rescue Association Squads may be present. Police and other Volunteer Rescue Association Squads may be present.
  
-SATURDAY NIGHT BASE CAMP+Saturday night base camp. What to bring: 
 + 
 +  * gear and food as per normal weekend bushwalk 
 +  * long trousers and gardening gloves 
 + 
 +Who to contact: 
 + 
 +  * Keith Maxwell 622 0049 Director 
 +  * Peter Treseder 489 4182 Asst. Director 
 +  * John Tonitto 528 6174 Secretary 
 + 
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-WHAT TO BRING gear and food as per normal weekend bushwalk long trousers and gardening gloves 
-WHO TO CONTACT Keith Maxwell 622 0049 Director 
-Peter Treseder 489 4182 Asst. Director 
-John Tonitto 528 6174 Secretary 
 At 7.39 pm on 9th August, 1981, radio contact was lost with a light plane - Cessna type 210, call sign VH-MDX. It was en route from the Gold Coast to Sydney following an inland flight corridor that took it over Barrington Tops rather than via a (safer) coastal corridor. At 7.39 pm on 9th August, 1981, radio contact was lost with a light plane - Cessna type 210, call sign VH-MDX. It was en route from the Gold Coast to Sydney following an inland flight corridor that took it over Barrington Tops rather than via a (safer) coastal corridor.
-Wind was gusting up to 100 kph and about 30 cm of rain had fallen. The plane suffered a number of engine and navigational aid problems just before its disappearance. Radar sightings, just before 7,39 pm and subsequent investigation,​ including extensive land searches have considerably narrowed down the possible search areas. 
  
-THE AUGUST GENERAL MEETING+Wind was gusting up to 100 kph and about 30 cm of rain had fallen. The plane suffered a number of engine and navigational aid problems just before its disappearance. Radar sightings, just before 7.39 pm and subsequent investigation,​ including extensive land searches have considerably narrowed down the possible search areas. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== The August General Meeting. ===== 
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
  
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 The minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with only the question of the brushcutter being noted as an item in matters outstanding. The minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with only the question of the brushcutter being noted as an item in matters outstanding.
  
-Correspondence was next, with the receipt of minutes of the FBW July meeting, a letter from Mike and Ainslie presently on tour in the United Kingdom, brochures on the Hume and Novell ​track from the NSW Department of Lands, an enquiry from Mt. Druitt Bushwalking Club asking for details of our path to incorporation,​ and presumably letters outgoing to our new members.+Correspondence was next, with the receipt of minutes of the FBW July meeting, a letter from Mike and Ainslie presently on tour in the United Kingdom, brochures on the Hume and Hovell ​track from the NSW Department of Lands, an enquiry from Mt. Druitt Bushwalking Club asking for details of our path to incorporation,​ and presumably letters outgoing to our new members.
  
 The Treasurer'​s Report, more than somewhat hampered by the absence of the Treasurer, revealed only that our income for the year to date was $12,327 and our expenditure on a similar basis was $5,252. The Treasurer'​s Report, more than somewhat hampered by the absence of the Treasurer, revealed only that our income for the year to date was $12,327 and our expenditure on a similar basis was $5,252.
  
-The Walks Report began with Carol Bruce'​s Pipeline Pass jaunt over the weekend of 15,16,17 July. The 12 starters enjoyed beautiful weather but the walk was truncated somewhat due to the limitations of the 20 metre contour intervals on the maps they were using. Greta Davis' Wild Dogs trip that same weekend was cancelled, as was David McIntosh'​s cross- country ski trip. Of the day walks, Margaret Reid reported a party of 18 on her very easy Hazelbrook area stroll and Morrie Ward had 13 starters with some early rain and later fine conditions on his Wattagan Mountains trip.+The Walks Report began with Carol Bruce'​s Pipeline Pass jaunt over the weekend of 15,16,17 July. The 12 starters enjoyed beautiful weather but the walk was truncated somewhat due to the limitations of the 20 metre contour intervals on the maps they were using. Greta Davis' Wild Dogs trip that same weekend was cancelled, as was David McIntosh'​s cross-country ski trip. Of the day walks, Margaret Reid reported a party of 18 on her very easy Hazelbrook area stroll and Morrie Ward had 13 starters with some early rain and later fine conditions on his Wattagan Mountains trip.
  
 The following weekend, 22,23,24 July saw the FBW S & R exercise held in the Budawangs. Alan Mewett'​s Wondabyne to Wondabyne via Oxide Ridge walk went, but the Walks Secretary had left Alan's written report at home ... curses, we may never know whether they were on time but we do know there were 23 of them. The following weekend, 22,23,24 July saw the FBW S & R exercise held in the Budawangs. Alan Mewett'​s Wondabyne to Wondabyne via Oxide Ridge walk went, but the Walks Secretary had left Alan's written report at home ... curses, we may never know whether they were on time but we do know there were 23 of them.
  
-The weekend of 29,30,31 July saw Kenn Clacher and a party of 6 taking advantage of the extra day (1 August) of the bank holiday weekend, together with the simply perfect weather that accompanied it, on his Mt. Yengo gallop. I had no idea there was so much blurred scrub along those ridges! Les Powell reported 5 starters on his Nattai River walk but they were forced to shorten the route slightly and so missed the joys of Rocky Water- holes Creek. Gordon Lee's two instructional walks were cancelled but Jan Mohandas had 5 people enjoying fine conditions on his Shoalhaven River trip and Bill Holland'​s Grosvenor Track walk, led by Don Finch, had some 24 or 28 participants depending on when you counted them. Ian Wolfe'​s extended ski touring trip went over the week of 29 July to 7 August after a delay of one week to get better snow conditions.+The weekend of 29,30,31 July saw Kenn Clacher and a party of 6 taking advantage of the extra day (1 August) of the bank holiday weekend, together with the simply perfect weather that accompanied it, on his Mt. Yengo gallop. I had no idea there was so much blurred scrub along those ridges! Les Powell reported 5 starters on his Nattai River walk but they were forced to shorten the route slightly and so missed the joys of Rocky Waterholes ​Creek. Gordon Lee's two instructional walks were cancelled but Jan Mohandas had 5 people enjoying fine conditions on his Shoalhaven River trip and Bill Holland'​s Grosvenor Track walk, led by Don Finch, had some 24 or 28 participants depending on when you counted them. Ian Wolfe'​s extended ski touring trip went over the week of 29 July to 7 August after a delay of one week to get better snow conditions.
  
 The following weekend brought an abrupt return to winter conditions as Carol Bruce and her band of 10 braved the sleet, snow and high winds on her Point Nicholson walk. Gordon Lee had double booked the weekend so his rubbish clearing trip to Dex Creek was cancelled. Probably just as well given the conditions. George Mawer'​s Banks Range trip went, led by Carol Lubbers. There were 15 people, and numerous occurrences of the name of Banks in the topography. David McIntosh'​s Table Top Mountain ski tour had a party of 4 but the weather was very bleak and cold. The following weekend brought an abrupt return to winter conditions as Carol Bruce and her band of 10 braved the sleet, snow and high winds on her Point Nicholson walk. Gordon Lee had double booked the weekend so his rubbish clearing trip to Dex Creek was cancelled. Probably just as well given the conditions. George Mawer'​s Banks Range trip went, led by Carol Lubbers. There were 15 people, and numerous occurrences of the name of Banks in the topography. David McIntosh'​s Table Top Mountain ski tour had a party of 4 but the weather was very bleak and cold.
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 Conservation Report followed with news that there are various moves to "​use"​ national parks emerging under the new State Government, and the Forestry Commission is still seeking to avoid the need to prepare E.I.S. for forestry activities. The unresolved query re the possible closure of the Cathedral of Ferns camping ground at Mt. Wilson was raised and a follow-up letter will be sent to the Department of Lands. Conservation Report followed with news that there are various moves to "​use"​ national parks emerging under the new State Government, and the Forestry Commission is still seeking to avoid the need to prepare E.I.S. for forestry activities. The unresolved query re the possible closure of the Cathedral of Ferns camping ground at Mt. Wilson was raised and a follow-up letter will be sent to the Department of Lands.
  
-General Business brought news that the Club's investments are now being formally vested in 58W Inc. After that it was just a matter of the announcements and the meeting closed at 21.11+General Business brought news that the Club's investments are now being formally vested in SBW Inc. After that it was just a matter of the announcements and the meeting closed at 2111.
  
-SUMMER WALKS PROGRA'​M +---- 
-by John Porter Walks Secretary+ 
 +===== Summer Walks Program. ===== 
 + 
 +by John PorterWalks Secretary.
  
 The Summer Walks Program is now open. It encompasses the months of December 1988, January 1989 and February 1989. Any member of the Club who would like to lead a walk or summer activity, such as li-loing, canyoning, abseiling, caving, push-bike riding, swimming (beach or river), or just enjoying the outdoors, should note that the closure date of the program is the 28th October 1988. Help and assistance is available to anyone who would like to lead a walk and is not sure how to go about it. The Summer Walks Program is now open. It encompasses the months of December 1988, January 1989 and February 1989. Any member of the Club who would like to lead a walk or summer activity, such as li-loing, canyoning, abseiling, caving, push-bike riding, swimming (beach or river), or just enjoying the outdoors, should note that the closure date of the program is the 28th October 1988. Help and assistance is available to anyone who would like to lead a walk and is not sure how to go about it.
 +
 New leaders are always welcome. Remember that the Club is only as strong as its Walks Program. If you cannot make it to the Club to give me your walk, post it to me at the Club address, P.O. Box 4476, Sydney, 2001. New leaders are always welcome. Remember that the Club is only as strong as its Walks Program. If you cannot make it to the Club to give me your walk, post it to me at the Club address, P.O. Box 4476, Sydney, 2001.
  
-SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO WALKS LEADERS.+=== Special Announcement To Walks Leaders=== 
 I am compiling a list of substitute leaders who are willing to lead walks at short notice on those occasions when a leader who has a programmed walk cannot lead it due to illness or other commitments. The procedure will be for the leader to try to arrange his/her alternative leader if possible. Otherwise contact me and I will arrange a suitable alternative leader for the trip. I am compiling a list of substitute leaders who are willing to lead walks at short notice on those occasions when a leader who has a programmed walk cannot lead it due to illness or other commitments. The procedure will be for the leader to try to arrange his/her alternative leader if possible. Otherwise contact me and I will arrange a suitable alternative leader for the trip.
 +
 If any member would like to go on the list as a substitute leader, please contact me. If any member would like to go on the list as a substitute leader, please contact me.
-************ 
  
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 +
 +===== Watagans Day Walk - 17 July. =====
  
-WATAGANS DAY WALK -17 JULY 
 by Morrie Ward by Morrie Ward
  
-After early morning drizzle the sun burst forth as twelve members and one prospective set out from Heatons Lookout. ​Mbst of the morning'​s walking was through Warm Temperate Rainforest with many gigantic Blue Gums penetrating the forest canopy. +After early morning drizzle the sun burst forth as twelve members and one prospective set out from Heatons Lookout. ​Most of the morning'​s walking was through Warm Temperate Rainforest with many gigantic Blue Gums penetrating the forest canopy. 
-Morning,tea was taken in a nice sunny spot at the top of a large waterfall. Several people had a confrontation with Stinging Trees, but a short spray with Stingose worked wonders.+ 
 +Morning tea was taken in a nice sunny spot at the top of a large waterfall. Several people had a confrontation with Stinging Trees, but a short spray with Stingose worked wonders. 
 After lunch we walked for a short time along an old logging track through forest dominated by Bangalow and Cabbage palms and more giant Blue Gums. The next one kilometre took one and a half hours and several in the group found the going tough. We plunged into dense Sub-Tropicat Rainforest and followed a creek with numerous small waterfalls down a steep gully. At one stage it was suggested that the un-named creek be named "​Ward'​s Folly",​ but when we emerged for afternoon tea at a clearing complete with table and chairs, all was forgiven. The only complaint was that the scones, jam and cream had not arrived. After lunch we walked for a short time along an old logging track through forest dominated by Bangalow and Cabbage palms and more giant Blue Gums. The next one kilometre took one and a half hours and several in the group found the going tough. We plunged into dense Sub-Tropicat Rainforest and followed a creek with numerous small waterfalls down a steep gully. At one stage it was suggested that the un-named creek be named "​Ward'​s Folly",​ but when we emerged for afternoon tea at a clearing complete with table and chairs, all was forgiven. The only complaint was that the scones, jam and cream had not arrived.
-From here we moved up Gap Creek, scrambling over large moss and fern covered boulders until our exit paint at the forty-metre-high Gap Creek Falls.+ 
 +From here we moved up Gap Creek, scrambling over large moss and fern covered boulders until our exit point at the forty-metre-high Gap Creek Falls. 
 With darkness coming on fast about half the group had gathered at the Bangalow Picnic area. It was decided that the three drivers (Ian Debert, Kenn Clacher and Marie Ward) would take the short cut with a quick scramble up a ridge to the top of Monkey Mountain and back to the cars. Jan Mohandas and Alan Mewett then led the remainder of the party along a fire trail until they met up with the cars. With darkness coming on fast about half the group had gathered at the Bangalow Picnic area. It was decided that the three drivers (Ian Debert, Kenn Clacher and Marie Ward) would take the short cut with a quick scramble up a ridge to the top of Monkey Mountain and back to the cars. Jan Mohandas and Alan Mewett then led the remainder of the party along a fire trail until they met up with the cars.
 +
 We all enjoyed a meal at Freemans Waterhole before returning to Sydney. We all enjoyed a meal at Freemans Waterhole before returning to Sydney.
-* * * * * * * * * 
  
-IMPORTANT NOTICE +---- 
-Clubroom Closed ​Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed + 
-Yes, on Wednesday 28th September and Wednesday 5th October the Clubroom +=== Important Notice - Clubroom Closed. === 
-will be closed.+ 
 +Yes, on Wednesday 28th September and Wednesday 5th October the Clubroom will be closed.
  
 Discuss your holiday weekend trip with the leader by phone! Discuss your holiday weekend trip with the leader by phone!
 +
 The Committee Meeting will be held in a private home. The Committee Meeting will be held in a private home.
  
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-"easy walkers"​ later this year but +
-FOOTNOTES +
-o With winter being nearly over we can revert from being a semi-ski club to a bushwalking club. +
-o Since October '86 Peter Rossel has been off the track due to persistent leg pains. As a result of a recent hip replacement he could be back amongst the doubts the "​Kowmung and Beyond"​ will see him for some time. +
-o Last month a pre-publication sheet for "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond"​ was included in the magazine. This is published by the BUdawang Committee, a voluntary conservation organisation who promote conservation by providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of an area. This book, due to be released in November, and its companion book "​Pigeon House and Beyond"​ would make excellent presents. "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond"​ contains 353 pages with 164 +
-colour plates, 35 plack and white plates and 18 sketches. Excellent. value. The pre-publication price (until end October) is $36. Orders can be coordinated through Helen Gray (86 6263) for delivery at the Club and so save the $3 postage charge. +
-o Sternhells made of sterner stuff, no weak bones for young Peter, his bones don't break like Sev's. On a Colo walk Peter sprained his ankle badly and hopped, with Neil's support, his way out, up some 300 metres in about 4 hours. Interestingly with the boot on the other foot figuratively and literally Peter was the perfect patient and followed the medical advice given. +
-o Another Niven to join the Club? Besides Margaret, Bob and Jeff already being members we may have one more; Cindy has just completed one test walk and is ready for the rest. +
-o Judy Mac has traded in her tassels for some bear bells. Judy is off soon to walk in the northwest of the U.S. where there are plenty of grizzly bears and black bears. Apparently one wears bells on one's person to announce one's presence to all, including the bears. The bears on hearing the bells then move off the path. Sounds neat. We must get Judy to demonstrate the bells and talk about her exploits on her return. +
-o This month, and I hope we're on time, there is a clean-up at Coolana plus an outing on the Saturday night, 24th, to the Woolaway Woolshed. This is 20 minutes walk from Coolana which means that should you wish to drink with your meal you can without the worry of drinking and driving. The three course dinner is $25 a head with music and dancing thrown in. +
-The Coolana clean-up is an opportunity for all members to help look after our real estate. For the newer members come along and make yourself at home. Coolana is in the Kangaroo Valley about 90 minutes by road south of Sydney. The property is large and you can camp where you like. There'​s plenty of water, a river to swim in and a place to park the car. The clean-up +
-will be weeding and slashing, simple gardening jobs but on a scale which requires plenty-of +
-willing helpers. You won't be overworked but you will make a contribution to the Club. Contact Ian Debert 982 2615. +
-o And at long last Bruce Dunn's favourite recipe for wholemeal fruit slice gets printed, or actually reprinted since it first appeared in the Australian Women'​s Weekly in April 1981: sent in by a reader. Here goes. One cup each of wholemeal SR flour, raw sugar, coconut, mixed +
-fruit and milk plus 6 finely chopped dried apricots and a pinch of salt. Mix the lot together, +
-throw into a greased paper lined tin, and bake 45 minutes in a moderately slow oven. Cool, cut +
-and eat. Bruce served this on one weekend trip and I found it to be delicious, or was I hungry? +
-* * * * * * * * * *+
  
 +===== Footnotes. =====
 +
 +With winter being nearly over we can revert from being a semi-ski club to a bushwalking club.
 +
 +Since October '86 Peter Rossel has been off the track due to persistent leg pains. As a result of a recent hip replacement he could be back amongst the "easy walkers"​ later this year but doubts the "​Kowmung and Beyond"​ will see him for some time.
 +
 +Last month a pre-publication sheet for "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond"​ was included in the magazine. This is published by the Budawang Committee, a voluntary conservation organisation who promote conservation by providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of an area. This book, due to be released in November, and its companion book "​Pigeon House and Beyond"​ would make excellent presents. "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond"​ contains 353 pages with 164 colour plates, 35 black and white plates and 18 sketches. Excellent value. The pre-publication price (until end October) is $36. Orders can be coordinated through Helen Gray (86 6263) for delivery at the Club and so save the $3 postage charge.
 +
 +Sternhells made of sterner stuff, no weak bones for young Peter, his bones don't break like Sev's. On a Colo walk Peter sprained his ankle badly and hopped, with Neil's support, his way out, up some 300 metres in about 4 hours. Interestingly with the boot on the other foot figuratively and literally Peter was the perfect patient and followed the medical advice given.
 +
 +Another Niven to join the Club? Besides Margaret, Bob and Jeff already being members we may have one more; Cindy has just completed one test walk and is ready for the rest.
 +
 +Judy Mac has traded in her tassels for some bear bells. Judy is off soon to walk in the northwest of the U.S. where there are plenty of grizzly bears and black bears. Apparently one wears bells on one's person to announce one's presence to all, including the bears. The bears on hearing the bells then move off the path. Sounds neat. We must get Judy to demonstrate the bells and talk about her exploits on her return.
 +
 +This month, and I hope we're on time, there is a clean-up at Coolana plus an outing on the Saturday night, 24th, to the Woolaway Woolshed. This is 20 minutes walk from Coolana which means that should you wish to drink with your meal you can without the worry of drinking and driving. The three course dinner is $25 a head with music and dancing thrown in.
 +
 +The Coolana clean-up is an opportunity for all members to help look after our real estate. For the newer members come along and make yourself at home. Coolana is in the Kangaroo Valley about 90 minutes by road south of Sydney. The property is large and you can camp where you like. There'​s plenty of water, a river to swim in and a place to park the car. The clean-up will be weeding and slashing, simple gardening jobs but on a scale which requires plenty of willing helpers. You won't be overworked but you will make a contribution to the Club. Contact Ian Debert 982 2615.
 +
 +And at long last Bruce Dunn's favourite recipe for wholemeal fruit slice gets printed, or actually reprinted since it first appeared in the Australian Women'​s Weekly in April 1981: sent in by a reader. Here goes. One cup each of wholemeal SR flour, raw sugar, coconut, mixed fruit and milk plus 6 finely chopped dried apricots and a pinch of salt. Mix the lot together, throw into a greased paper lined tin, and bake 45 minutes in a moderately slow oven. Cool, cut and eat. Bruce served this on one weekend trip and I found it to be delicious, or was I hungry?
 +
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