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 (a) Kanangra Walls, Gabes Gap, Mt. Cloudmaker, Tiwilla Buttress, Stockyard Spur, Kowmung River, Gingra Trail, Kanangra Walls. 25 miles (40 km) 4,000 ft of climbing. (a) Kanangra Walls, Gabes Gap, Mt. Cloudmaker, Tiwilla Buttress, Stockyard Spur, Kowmung River, Gingra Trail, Kanangra Walls. 25 miles (40 km) 4,000 ft of climbing.
  
-(b) Carlon'​s Farm, Carlon'​s Creek, ​BLackhorse ​Range, '​Playground of the Dingoes',​ Splendour Rock, Yellow Dog Ridge, Konangaroo Clearing, Cox's River, Iron Pot Mountain, Carlon'​s. 24 miles (39 km) 4,000 ft of climbing.+(b) Carlon'​s Farm, Carlon'​s Creek, ​Blackhorse ​Range, '​Playground of the Dingoes',​ Splendour Rock, Yellow Dog Ridge, Konangaroo Clearing, Cox's River, Iron Pot Mountain, Carlon'​s. 24 miles (39 km) 4,000 ft of climbing.
  
 (c) Wog Wog Creek, Corang Trig, Bibbenluke Walls, Monolith Valley, Mt. Owen, Bibbenluke Walls, Corang River, The Gorge, Wog Wog Creek. 25 miles (40 km) Approx. 1,500 ft climbing with easy open country, walking and a reasonable amount of difficult sidling and creek walking. (c) Wog Wog Creek, Corang Trig, Bibbenluke Walls, Monolith Valley, Mt. Owen, Bibbenluke Walls, Corang River, The Gorge, Wog Wog Creek. 25 miles (40 km) Approx. 1,500 ft climbing with easy open country, walking and a reasonable amount of difficult sidling and creek walking.
  
 II. SATURDAY AFTERNOON/​SUNDAY WALKS. II. SATURDAY AFTERNOON/​SUNDAY WALKS.
-(a) Blackheath, Govett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Victoria Falls, Mt. Victoria. 15 miles (24 km) 2,300 ft of climbing. [Note- this distance would include walking from and to railway station. K. Brown]+ 
 +(a) Blackheath, Govett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Victoria Falls, Mt. Victoria. 15 miles (24 km) 2,300 ft of climbing. [Note- this distance would include walking from and to railway station. K. Brown]
  
 (b) Carlon'​s Farm, Breakfast Creek, Cox's River, Knights Deck, Blackhorse Range, Carlons. 11 miles (18 km) 2,700 ft of climbing. (b) Carlon'​s Farm, Breakfast Creek, Cox's River, Knights Deck, Blackhorse Range, Carlons. 11 miles (18 km) 2,700 ft of climbing.
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 (c) Cowan, Cole Trig, Cliff Trig, Porto Bay, Brooklyn. 10 miles (16 km) 1,000 ft climbing, no tracks, low scrub. (c) Cowan, Cole Trig, Cliff Trig, Porto Bay, Brooklyn. 10 miles (16 km) 1,000 ft climbing, no tracks, low scrub.
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 Original pattern walks as '​adopted at the Half-Yearly General Meeting, September 14, 1945'. Original pattern walks as '​adopted at the Half-Yearly General Meeting, September 14, 1945'.
  
 3. The new Constitution,​ however, only says under "​Membership Qualifications"​ (a) iii.:- Satisfactorily accomplishes two test walks, each one day in duration, and one test walk of at least two days in duration involving such distance, time and terrain as approved by the Committee. 3. The new Constitution,​ however, only says under "​Membership Qualifications"​ (a) iii.:- Satisfactorily accomplishes two test walks, each one day in duration, and one test walk of at least two days in duration involving such distance, time and terrain as approved by the Committee.
  
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-BELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH +
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI +
-047-87 8366 +
- ​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 +
-September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 5+
 IS'NT ALWAYS '​EASY' ​ IS'NT ALWAYS '​EASY' ​
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 Hat Hill to Victoria Falls  16 Kilometres ​ Hat Hill to Victoria Falls  16 Kilometres ​
-. by brag Ryder.+. by Morag Ryder.
 Led by Geoff McIntosh ​ June 4/5 1988  Led by Geoff McIntosh ​ June 4/5 1988 
-It was pitch dark and drizzling when Diana Lynn picked me up at 5.45 on Saturday morning. As all sensible people were still in bed, it took us only 1 hours to reach the railway crossing at Blackheath. + 
-Presently Derek Wilson arrived with Brunny Niemeyer, but still no sign of Geoff. The 8am deadline came and went, and then suddenly we sighted him, parked by The Man From Snowy River*Statue. His passenger was a prospective , a tall English lad called Neil. +It was pitch dark and drizzling when Diana Lynn picked me up at 5.45 on Saturday morning. As all sensible people were still in bed, it took us only 1 hour to reach the railway crossing at Blackheath. 
-The car shuffle at Mt. Victoria/​Hat Hill took time,and we were +Presently Derek Wilson arrived with Brunny Niemeyer, but still no sign of Geoff. The 8am deadline came and went, and then suddenly we sighted him, parked by The Man From Snowy River Statue. His passenger was a prospective,​ a tall English lad called Neil. 
-all thoroughly chilled as we marched up Hat Hill in the wind and drizzle. Down a spur to Hat Hill Creek, where the cliff lines were lovely but impassable. Back up again to take another bearing, then try again, sliding ​dawn through lots of mud and undergrowth. + 
-By now the rain had stopped, and we admired the sun-dappled greenery as we followed Geoff along the creek and up a side gully to see the 'suprise' he had promised us for morning tea. This proved to be a tunnel in the cliff, through which the creek poured, into a small deep pool. +The car shuffle at Mt. Victoria/​Hat Hill took time and we were all thoroughly chilled as we marched up Hat Hill in the wind and drizzle. Down a spur to Hat Hill Creek, where the cliff lines were lovely but impassable. Back up again to take another bearing, then try again, sliding ​down through lots of mud and undergrowth. 
-Having lit a fire on a sunny rock ledge, we enjoyed a latish morning tea. Then back to the main creek, up through the mud and wet bushes and along the ridge for views accross ​the Grose Valley. Low cloud obliterated most of the views, so after a snack-stop, Geoff did some complicated navigation and we began the even more complicated descent into Crayfish Creek. + 
-On one particularly steep section, Di had difficulty negotiating a rock slope, and Neil put down his pack in order to help her. The liberated pack promptly took off down hill in great bounds, finally disappearing into the canyon, with a heavy thud. There was a moment +By now the rain had stopped, and we admired the sun-dappled greenery as we followed Geoff along the creek and up a side gully to see the 'surprise' he had promised us for morning tea. This proved to be a tunnel in the cliff, through which the creek poured, into a small deep pool. 
-of silence, followed by a babble of comments, suggestions and hilarity. Our stalwart leader took a rope and lowered himself into the crevice, rescued the pack from the sandbank where it was embedded, and then began the more difficult task of climbing out. Easy enough to slide down on slimy, sloping rock, but getting up is another matter. Perched ​onan unfriendly mass of slippery stone, surrounded by deep + 
-water and sheer walls, it was some time before Geoff finally reappeared. +Having lit a fire on a sunny rock ledge, we enjoyed a latish morning tea. Then back to the main creek, up through the mud and wet bushes and along the ridge for views across ​the Grose Valley. Low cloud obliterated most of the views, so after a snack-stop, Geoff did some complicated navigation and we began the even more complicated descent into Crayfish Creek. 
-The rest of the party were now quite willing to amble on having spent their time lounging in the sun eating chocolate. Due to the unscheduled pack-rescue,​ we were running late, so after a couple of hours of wet-foot wanderings in the creek, the sun disappeared behind the cliff-tops and shadows filled the gully.+ 
 +On one particularly steep section, Di had difficulty negotiating a rock slope, and Neil put down his pack in order to help her. The liberated pack promptly took off down hill in great bounds, finally disappearing into the canyon, with a heavy thud. There was a moment of silence, followed by a babble of comments, suggestions and hilarity. Our stalwart leader took a rope and lowered himself into the crevice, rescued the pack from the sandbank where it was embedded, and then began the more difficult task of climbing out.  
 + 
 +Easy enough to slide down on slimy, sloping rock, but getting up is another matter. Perched ​on an unfriendly mass of slippery stone, surrounded by deep water and sheer walls, it was some time before Geoff finally reappeared. 
 + 
 +The rest of the party were now quite willing to amble onhaving spent their time lounging in the sun eating chocolate. Due to the unscheduled pack-rescue,​ we were running late, so after a couple of hours of wet-foot wanderings in the creek, the sun disappeared behind the cliff-tops and shadows filled the gully.
 "We just have to climb up on this ledge",​ said Geoff. The climb was actually up a slender tea tree, about as thick as my arm. Like overweight pandas trying to climb a bamboo stalk, we clutched the swaying tree, and with the minimum of dignity, managed to claw our way up onto the ledge. "We just have to climb up on this ledge",​ said Geoff. The climb was actually up a slender tea tree, about as thick as my arm. Like overweight pandas trying to climb a bamboo stalk, we clutched the swaying tree, and with the minimum of dignity, managed to claw our way up onto the ledge.
-* Possibly the placque ​for Surveyor William Govett. + 
-Page 6 The Sydney Bushwalker September 1988 +* Possibly the plaque ​for Surveyor William Govett. 
-Up again, in the fading daylight, collect water from a small cascade, and carry it up to a long, narrow overhang. In the near-dark we collected wood and chose sleeping sites. One end had ferns and grass covering the floor. "So much softer than the rocks" I thought gleefully, spreading out my bag. When the fire was truly. blazing, Geoff produced an enormous creamy cake, which we had to help him eat. Far too much for him poor fellow, and we should have hated to think of him having to carry it on Sunday. After the wine was drunk and all the goodies eaten, we drifted off to bed. Clouds drifted too + 
-over the stars. Rain was pattering on the leaves when I discovered why my end of the cave was carpeted. Large random drops dripped through cracks in the '​ceiling',​ necessitating a hasty search for spare plastic bags.+Up again, in the fading daylight, collect water from a small cascade, and carry it up to a long, narrow overhang. In the near-dark we collected wood and chose sleeping sites. One end had ferns and grass covering the floor. "So much softer than the rocks" I thought gleefully, spreading out my bag. When the fire was truly. blazing, Geoff produced an enormous creamy cake, which we had to help him eat. Far too much for him poor fellow, and we should have hated to think of him having to carry it on Sunday. After the wine was drunk and all the goodies eaten, we drifted off to bed. Clouds drifted too over the stars. Rain was pattering on the leaves when I discovered why my end of the cave was carpeted. Large random drops dripped through cracks in the '​ceiling',​ necessitating a hasty search for spare plastic bags.
 Waterproofed again, I snuggled into my cosy nest until the cracking of twigs announced that Geoff was lighting the breakfast fire. Waterproofed again, I snuggled into my cosy nest until the cracking of twigs announced that Geoff was lighting the breakfast fire.
-Out into the drizzle, slipping and scrambling to the ridgetop, then plodding single file to observe some very misty views over Grose Valley. By this time we were all thoroughly caked in mud. Derek, who was walking behind Diana, watched with interest as rain washed rivulets of mud from her jacket ​dawn her legs. After a snack stop, Geoff began navigating ​dawn side gullies to find the pass which would take us through the cliff lines just above Victoria Falls. Up, down, and roundabout The rain eased, ​anda bleary-eyed sun finally peered through the departing clouds. A nice dry overhang provided a spot for a late -ish lunch, and the chance to dry our soggy gear.+ 
 +Out into the drizzle, slipping and scrambling to the ridgetop, then plodding single file to observe some very misty views over Grose Valley. By this time we were all thoroughly caked in mud. Derek, who was walking behind Diana, watched with interest as rain washed rivulets of mud from her jacket ​down her legs. After a snack stop, Geoff began navigating ​down side gullies to find the pass which would take us through the cliff lines just above Victoria Falls. Up, down, and roundabout The rain eased, ​and a bleary-eyed sun finally peered through the departing clouds. A nice dry overhang provided a spot for a lateish ​lunch, and the chance to dry our soggy gear. 
 "A quick descent to the creek",​ we rejoiced. Alas for 'the best laid plans of mice and men'. The descent was steep, but not quick. Thanks to the rain, every grass tuft and bush on the near-vertical slope gave way when touched. The lower we went, the more luxuriant the lawyer vines and saw grass. Bushes and fern hid slimy, rotting logs which crumbled under our feet, leaving us knee-deep in the soggy mess. "A quick descent to the creek",​ we rejoiced. Alas for 'the best laid plans of mice and men'. The descent was steep, but not quick. Thanks to the rain, every grass tuft and bush on the near-vertical slope gave way when touched. The lower we went, the more luxuriant the lawyer vines and saw grass. Bushes and fern hid slimy, rotting logs which crumbled under our feet, leaving us knee-deep in the soggy mess.
-Just when it seemed that the slope had indeed become vertical, we found ourselves nicely entangled in the scrub on the creek banks. Creek?, '​raging torrent ' would be more accurate. Where Geoff had rock-hopped during his exploratory walk, there was now a metre or so of churning water. Neatly sandwiched between the trecherous ​creek and the lawyer vines, we spent an interesting half-hour reaching the cascades above Victoria Falls,+Just when it seemed that the slope had indeed become vertical, we found ourselves nicely entangled in the scrub on the creek banks. Creek?, '​raging torrent ' would be more accurate. Where Geoff had rock-hopped during his exploratory walk, there was now a metre or so of churning water. Neatly sandwiched between the treacherous ​creek and the lawyer vines, we spent an interesting half-hour reaching the cascades above Victoria Falls, 
 We had to descend but now, with the our feet, the wet handhold with his Diana did in fact pale as I felt. We had to descend but now, with the our feet, the wet handhold with his Diana did in fact pale as I felt.
 in the watercourse itself, not normally difficult swollen creek roaring past a few centimetres from shale seemed decidedly inhospitable. Geoff made a rope, for the danger of slipping was not imaginary. slip, hitting her head, which caused her to turn as in the watercourse itself, not normally difficult swollen creek roaring past a few centimetres from shale seemed decidedly inhospitable. Geoff made a rope, for the danger of slipping was not imaginary. slip, hitting her head, which caused her to turn as
-Creeping down past the thundering water for what seemed like ages, we finallyreached ​the bottom, to recouperate with chocolate and staminade. Some of thd party went down to look at Victoria Falls. I decided to wander up the tourist track with Diana, in the warm afternoon sunshine. Singing birds, ​butterfies ​and early flowers were everywhere. Even the mud had dried on my shorts. + 
-* * * * * * * * * * * *+Creeping down past the thundering water for what seemed like ages, we finally reached ​the bottom, to recouperate with chocolate and staminade. Some of the party went down to look at Victoria Falls. I decided to wander up the tourist track with Diana, in the warm afternoon sunshine. Singing birds, ​butterflies ​and early flowers were everywhere. Even the mud had dried on my shorts. 
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 September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 7 September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 7
 SBW IN THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS SBW IN THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS
 by Frank Rigby by Frank Rigby
 +
 "The Marquesas Islands"​ said my travel agent, "Where the devil are they?" I had to educate him before we could talk business. "The Marquesas Islands"​ said my travel agent, "Where the devil are they?" I had to educate him before we could talk business.
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 NUKU HIVA, HIVA OA, UA POU, FATU HIVA, UA HUKA - - - the melodious, mysterious names of those islands had haunted me for years. Books like Thor Heyerdahl'​s "Fatu Hive, Herman Melville'​s "​Typee"​ and Carl Suggs'​s "The Hidden Worlds of Polynesia"​ only served to heighten my longing to gaze upon their green and rugged landscapes. I used to study maps of the Pacific Ocean but there was little joy in that; my huge 123-page "Times Atlas of the World" devoted just 42 sq cms to the Marquesas Islands in an inset - it was obvious that these specka of land in the middle of an enormous ocean were of no consequence in world affairs. NUKU HIVA, HIVA OA, UA POU, FATU HIVA, UA HUKA - - - the melodious, mysterious names of those islands had haunted me for years. Books like Thor Heyerdahl'​s "Fatu Hive, Herman Melville'​s "​Typee"​ and Carl Suggs'​s "The Hidden Worlds of Polynesia"​ only served to heighten my longing to gaze upon their green and rugged landscapes. I used to study maps of the Pacific Ocean but there was little joy in that; my huge 123-page "Times Atlas of the World" devoted just 42 sq cms to the Marquesas Islands in an inset - it was obvious that these specka of land in the middle of an enormous ocean were of no consequence in world affairs.
 That seemed good news in a way. It meant that the Marquesas, tucked away in a remote corner of French Polynesia, would be off the beaten track and unspoiled by a surfeit of modern civilisation or mass tourism. Not at all like Tahiti, for example, "The ultimate paradise of dusky maidens, blue lagoons and languorous living",​ to quote one glossy brochure. Oh yes, but how strange they forgot to mention the artificiality,​ the unbelievable prices and the traffic jams of Papeete. That seemed good news in a way. It meant that the Marquesas, tucked away in a remote corner of French Polynesia, would be off the beaten track and unspoiled by a surfeit of modern civilisation or mass tourism. Not at all like Tahiti, for example, "The ultimate paradise of dusky maidens, blue lagoons and languorous living",​ to quote one glossy brochure. Oh yes, but how strange they forgot to mention the artificiality,​ the unbelievable prices and the traffic jams of Papeete.
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 10S 10S
-September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 9 
 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 waterfakks, Clustered 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.) 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 waterfakks, Clustered 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 The bay itself is spacious and, in fine weather, beautiful to behold. I counted fifteen
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 return to me - drinks in the cosy cabin, stimulating conversations in English, tales of ocean crossings and a comfortable bed on the divans. return to me - drinks in the cosy cabin, stimulating conversations in English, tales of ocean crossings and a comfortable bed on the divans.
 So ended the first day of our Marquesan adventure. So ended the first day of our Marquesan adventure.
-#​*******' ​TO BE CONTINUED.+TO BE CONTINUED. 
 SOCIAL NOTES by Ian Debert SOCIAL NOTES by Ian Debert
  On 24th August the program was "​Nature Care & Natural Health"​ by BIll Pearson. What a  On 24th August the program was "​Nature Care & Natural Health"​ by BIll Pearson. What a
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 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 11 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 11
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 .WHAT'​S IN ANAME? .WHAT'​S IN ANAME?
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 WHOSE MAIN RANGE? by Jim Brown WHOSE MAIN RANGE? by Jim Brown
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 Now, suppose you tell me - Who was Scott, and where did he get his "​Main"​ Range from? Now, suppose you tell me - Who was Scott, and where did he get his "​Main"​ Range from?
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 If you're way up on the Gangerangs or on Ti-Willa and you look south and east across the depths of the Kowmung, the eye leaps straight over that puny and level ridge "​Scott'​s Main" and feasts on the wildly dissected Broken Rock Range with its three high, cliffy prominences - Axe Head, Green Wattle Mountain and Broken Rock itself. An outlier from Broken Rock (the Black Coola Plateau) hides the view of almost anything further east, but through the Blue Breaks you can glimpse the other high plateaux of Bimlow and Tonalli Tablelands. Unless you deliberately,​ look for it, you simply don't see this "​Main"​ Range. If you're way up on the Gangerangs or on Ti-Willa and you look south and east across the depths of the Kowmung, the eye leaps straight over that puny and level ridge "​Scott'​s Main" and feasts on the wildly dissected Broken Rock Range with its three high, cliffy prominences - Axe Head, Green Wattle Mountain and Broken Rock itself. An outlier from Broken Rock (the Black Coola Plateau) hides the view of almost anything further east, but through the Blue Breaks you can glimpse the other high plateaux of Bimlow and Tonalli Tablelands. Unless you deliberately,​ look for it, you simply don't see this "​Main"​ Range.
 Moreover,​I'​ve never been able to find out anything about this character Scott whose name it bears. Moreover,​I'​ve never been able to find out anything about this character Scott whose name it bears.
-In the old Blue Mountains/BUrragorang ​Tourist Map (half-inch to the mile) which was the only useful chart of the area for bush walkers until the mid-1960s, Myles Dunphy gave it two names "​Scott'​s Main" but alternatively "​Kiaramba Ridge"​. In the latest edition of + 
-that map in my possession (now almost as tattered and dissected as the Blue Breaks) it still appears as "​Scott'​s Main Range (or Kiaramba Ridge)",​ but the later C.M.A. maps eliminatd the secondary name, which is now preserved only for "​Kiaramba Creek" (and Spring) a little way north of the Denis Range. +In the old Blue Mountains/Burragorang ​Tourist Map (half-inch to the mile) which was the only useful chart of the area for bush walkers until the mid-1960s, Myles Dunphy gave it two names "​Scott'​s Main" but alternatively "​Kiaramba Ridge"​. In the latest edition of that map in my possession (now almost as tattered and dissected as the Blue Breaks) it still appears as "​Scott'​s Main Range (or Kiaramba Ridge)",​ but the later C.M.A. maps eliminatd the secondary name, which is now preserved only for "​Kiaramba Creek" (and Spring) a little way north of the Denis Range. 
-A pity, I feel. Even if it isn't much of a range from a walker'​s viewpoint, and + 
-even if it does have a Water Board service road along its fairly even length, there is some promise of romance in a name like "​Kiaramba",​ but how can you work up any enthusiasm over "​Scott'​s Main"? Oh, well, at least that's an easy name to remember.+A pity, I feel. Even if it isn't much of a range from a walker'​s viewpoint, and even if it does have a Water Board service road along its fairly even length, there is some promise of romance in a name like "​Kiaramba",​ but how can you work up any enthusiasm over "​Scott'​s Main"? Oh, well, at least that's an easy name to remember. 
 But, in any case, why "​Main"?​ Was Scott a geographer or a local inhabitant who persuaded himself it was a main dividing range instead of a piker hill of about 300 metres forming a watershed between the Kowmung and Butchers (Black Hollow) Creek? Until we find out who Scott was and why he (or someone on his behalf) deemed it a "​Main"​ Range, this name goes down as an unsolved mystery. But, in any case, why "​Main"?​ Was Scott a geographer or a local inhabitant who persuaded himself it was a main dividing range instead of a piker hill of about 300 metres forming a watershed between the Kowmung and Butchers (Black Hollow) Creek? Until we find out who Scott was and why he (or someone on his behalf) deemed it a "​Main"​ Range, this name goes down as an unsolved mystery.
 [Perhaps other keen historians/​geographers amongst us could look into Mr/Ms Scott and the "​main"​. What happened to the "​other"​ as opposed to the "​main"?​ Maybe members living in the Blue Mountains could check with the local Historical Society. EDITOR] [Perhaps other keen historians/​geographers amongst us could look into Mr/Ms Scott and the "​main"​. What happened to the "​other"​ as opposed to the "​main"?​ Maybe members living in the Blue Mountains could check with the local Historical Society. EDITOR]
 #########* #########*
-NEWS news +
-It is with pleasure that we announce the opening of +
-Canoe & Camping'​s new store on 15th August +
-at +
-226 Prince'​s Highway, +
-KOGARAH BAY 2217 +
-Phone (02) 546 5455 +
-The trading hours for both stores will be:- Mon-Fri 9 - 5.30 pm, +
-Thurs 9 - 7 pm, Saturday 9 - 4 pm. +
-As most will be aware, their prices are most competitive while their service and expertise is unequalled.+
 THE ROSSO THE ROSSO
 +
 The Rosso is an animal with appetite collosso, The Rosso is an animal with appetite collosso,
 Of height and size monstrosso and energy preposso, Of height and size monstrosso and energy preposso,
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 May he travel right around the globe like an enterprising swallo, And never, never may his food reposito be hollo. May he travel right around the globe like an enterprising swallo, And never, never may his food reposito be hollo.
 (* the worse for Wassail) (* the worse for Wassail)
 +
 ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
 To all Ross Wyborn'​s friends. To all Ross Wyborn'​s friends.
 The red-headed Wozziborn of fame and fable will be returning to Australia for a holiday, after 19 years abroad, having become the Paddy Pallin of Canada. A barbecue will be held on Saturday 8th October, from 4 pm to ??? at DOT BUTLER'​s place, 30 BOundary Road, The red-headed Wozziborn of fame and fable will be returning to Australia for a holiday, after 19 years abroad, having become the Paddy Pallin of Canada. A barbecue will be held on Saturday 8th October, from 4 pm to ??? at DOT BUTLER'​s place, 30 BOundary Road,
 Wahroonga (phone 489 2208). Or contact Donny Finch (85 2067) or better still, just turn up with your own meat and grog, plate and eating irons. Wahroonga (phone 489 2208). Or contact Donny Finch (85 2067) or better still, just turn up with your own meat and grog, plate and eating irons.
-Page 12 The Sydney 8ushwalker September 1986+
 Ego Ego
 "I don't care what you say about me when live gone, so long as you TALK ABOUT ME." "I don't care what you say about me when live gone, so long as you TALK ABOUT ME."
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 v. \- v. \-
 by Dot Butler by Dot Butler
-September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 13+
 "​KADAICHA MAN" "​KADAICHA MAN"
 +
 by Peter Dyce by Peter Dyce
 +
 My attempt at revenge occurred in the Northern Territory. My son Denny, his friend Lisa and I had driven from Sydney on a Barramundi Fishing Trip. My attempt at revenge occurred in the Northern Territory. My son Denny, his friend Lisa and I had driven from Sydney on a Barramundi Fishing Trip.
 Our first camp was at Alice Springs where we climbed Ayers Rock*, then crossed the Tanami Desert, finally arriving in Darwin via the Kimberleys. We were very tired, it was late at night and I decided to camp under a tree and not bother with a tent. I lay down on a ground sheet and went to sleep. In the morning I woke to find every single item of my gear had been taken during the night; my pack, camera, cash, credit cards, fishing gear, Our first camp was at Alice Springs where we climbed Ayers Rock*, then crossed the Tanami Desert, finally arriving in Darwin via the Kimberleys. We were very tired, it was late at night and I decided to camp under a tree and not bother with a tent. I lay down on a ground sheet and went to sleep. In the morning I woke to find every single item of my gear had been taken during the night; my pack, camera, cash, credit cards, fishing gear,
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 Insurance - After some discussion it was decided in principle that a special meeting of Clubs be held (date to be fixed) in order to discuss insurance and incorporation. Clubs to bring information of their own experiences. NCC has been doing preparatory work for months and may be in a position (at a later date) to offer a blanket cover. Insurance - After some discussion it was decided in principle that a special meeting of Clubs be held (date to be fixed) in order to discuss insurance and incorporation. Clubs to bring information of their own experiences. NCC has been doing preparatory work for months and may be in a position (at a later date) to offer a blanket cover.
 Treasurer - elected at the Annual General Meeting in July - ROSEMARY MAXWELL. Treasurer - elected at the Annual General Meeting in July - ROSEMARY MAXWELL.
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-September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 15+
 THE RIDDLE OF AEROPLANE VH-MDX THE RIDDLE OF AEROPLANE VH-MDX
 BOOK- YOUR PLACE ON THE BUS - $10.00 PER HEAD BOOK- YOUR PLACE ON THE BUS - $10.00 PER HEAD
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 BARRINGTON TOPS 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.
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 SATURDAY NIGHT BASE CAMP SATURDAY NIGHT BASE CAMP
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 WHAT TO BRING gear and food as per normal weekend bushwalk long trousers and gardening gloves WHAT TO BRING gear and food as per normal weekend bushwalk long trousers and gardening gloves
 WHO TO CONTACT Keith Maxwell 622 0049 Director WHO TO CONTACT Keith Maxwell 622 0049 Director
 Peter Treseder 489 4182 Asst. Director Peter Treseder 489 4182 Asst. Director
-JOhn Tonitto 528 6174 Secretary+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. 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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-Page 16 The Sydney -5-ushvalker September 1988+
 THE AUGUST GENERAL MEETING THE AUGUST GENERAL MEETING
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
-The meeting began at around 2011 with some 15 or so members present and the President in the chair. There were apologies from Margaret Reid, Jim Oxley, Debora Shapira, Don + 
-Finch and Wendy Aliano. New members Maria Czerniecki, Sue Josephson, Chris Cutherbert and Peter Caldwell were called for welcome with only Peter Caldwell failing to answer the call. His absence was redeemed to some extent by the appearance of Bert Carter who had attained membership some while ago, but had been unable to attend a meeting to receive his badge.+The meeting began at around 2011 with some 15 or so members present and the President in the chair. There were apologies from Margaret Reid, Jim Oxley, Debora Shapira, Don Finch and Wendy Aliano. New members Maria Czerniecki, Sue Josephson, Chris Cutherbert and Peter Caldwell were called for welcome with only Peter Caldwell failing to answer the call. His absence was redeemed to some extent by the appearance of Bert Carter who had attained membership some while ago, but had been unable to attend a meeting to receive his badge. 
 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 Morie 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 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 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 Pgint 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. 
 The Federation Report is covered elsewhere in the magazine. The Federation Report is covered elsewhere in the magazine.
-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 2111+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 
-September 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 17+
 SUMMER WALKS PROGRA'​M SUMMER WALKS PROGRA'​M
 by John Porter Walks Secretary by John Porter Walks Secretary
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 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.
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 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 Morie 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. Mbst 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.
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 We all enjoyed a meal at Freemans Waterhole before returning to Sydney. We all enjoyed a meal at Freemans Waterhole before returning to Sydney.
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-Page 18 The Sydney Bushwalker September 1988+
 IMPORTANT NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE
 Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed Clubroom Closed
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 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 "easy walkers"​ later this year but
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