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 by Deborah Shapira by Deborah Shapira
  
-It was a windy morning when we set off at 7 am to take half the cars to Pike's Saddle to begin the walk. Yes, 7 am, you read it correctly - after all this walk was graded medium/​hard,​ AND this was after we'd had to travel in a stupendous traffic jam on the Mittagong Freeway along with the rest of the world'​s fun-in-the-sun holiday makers the previous evening. So we set off at a brisk trot down and up and down and up and down the 27 km fire trail that would lead us to the Deua River at Bendethera. While enjoying morning tea at Breakfast Creek (a differenct ​one) we watched with interest a couple of 4WDs negotiate a big puddle and then a muddy embankment. These drivers were in fact the beginning of quite a procession of various groups all heading for the large grassy banks of the Deua River at Bendethera. Some had so much gear they looked as if they were going to form a permanent settlement, while others looked as if they were heading to a hotel resort attired in dresses and stockings and carrying large fancy looking suitcases. I did not personally find this offensive (to each their own) except that many vehicles bore stickers with slogans such as "​Vehicle Access to more Wilderness Areas"​. Not such a problem if the group is environmentally conscious and conscientious (after all we depend a lot on such access at times), except that the group with the most stickers was enjoying lots of morning tea-breaks accompanied by the throwing of beer cans and other litter about. Perhaps their idea of wilderness is to turn the whole countryside into a large tip. Naturally, a lot of discussion ensued within our group as we went all the faster in order to find our own idea of a wilderness experience.+It was a windy morning when we set off at 7 am to take half the cars to Pike's Saddle to begin the walk. Yes, 7 am, you read it correctly - after all this walk was graded medium/​hard,​ AND this was after we'd had to travel in a stupendous traffic jam on the Mittagong Freeway along with the rest of the world'​s fun-in-the-sun holiday makers the previous evening. So we set off at a brisk trot down and up and down and up and down the 27 km fire trail that would lead us to the Deua River at Bendethera. While enjoying morning tea at Breakfast Creek (a different ​one) we watched with interest a couple of 4WDs negotiate a big puddle and then a muddy embankment. These drivers were in fact the beginning of quite a procession of various groups all heading for the large grassy banks of the Deua River at Bendethera. Some had so much gear they looked as if they were going to form a permanent settlement, while others looked as if they were heading to a hotel resort attired in dresses and stockings and carrying large fancy looking suitcases. I did not personally find this offensive (to each their own) except that many vehicles bore stickers with slogans such as "​Vehicle Access to more Wilderness Areas"​. Not such a problem if the group is environmentally conscious and conscientious (after all we depend a lot on such access at times), except that the group with the most stickers was enjoying lots of morning tea-breaks accompanied by the throwing of beer cans and other litter about. Perhaps their idea of wilderness is to turn the whole countryside into a large tip. Naturally, a lot of discussion ensued within our group as we went all the faster in order to find our own idea of a wilderness experience.
  
 Later, in the afternoon, having reached the Deua we made our way from what looked like a large encampment and finally left the remains of accessible track behind to have our own "​invasion"​ in a secluded but smallish campsite. This was at 5.30 pm. We still managed happy hour, dinner and the after dinner happy hour, the chief point of discussion being as to who was going to offload their goodies first. Later, in the afternoon, having reached the Deua we made our way from what looked like a large encampment and finally left the remains of accessible track behind to have our own "​invasion"​ in a secluded but smallish campsite. This was at 5.30 pm. We still managed happy hour, dinner and the after dinner happy hour, the chief point of discussion being as to who was going to offload their goodies first.
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 The whaleboats started to take people ashore and the three female members of the party (God bless 'em) upheld our reputation by joining a mixed bag of tourists, crew and local passengers for a five kilometre walk up the valley to glimpse the renowned Vaipo waterfall, the highest in the Marquesas. The lone male member, who was having his "​off-day",​ decided to remain on board and just be a slob. He was, however, rewarded for his slobbery by being able to absorb the scenery at infinite leisure. The whaleboats started to take people ashore and the three female members of the party (God bless 'em) upheld our reputation by joining a mixed bag of tourists, crew and local passengers for a five kilometre walk up the valley to glimpse the renowned Vaipo waterfall, the highest in the Marquesas. The lone male member, who was having his "​off-day",​ decided to remain on board and just be a slob. He was, however, rewarded for his slobbery by being able to absorb the scenery at infinite leisure.
  
-A rumour was circulating,​ at least among the English-speaking fraternity, that we were returning to Taiohae. It was hard to believe but it turned out to be true. Would we never get to Ua Pou? But of course we did, the very next day; thankfully the Captain had not forgotten us although I kept an eye on the course, ready to storm the Bridge if the bow pointed towards Tahiti. I couldn'​t help reflecting on our sources of information. Aranui departed Taiohae on both Thursday and Friday so both were right on that score but only Source 2 foretold that tha ship would call at Ua Pou. I concluded that Source 2 must be a clairvoyant and therefore would be invaluable amongst all the uncertainties of Polynesia. What a pity we would never see him again.+A rumour was circulating,​ at least among the English-speaking fraternity, that we were returning to Taiohae. It was hard to believe but it turned out to be true. Would we never get to Ua Pou? But of course we did, the very next day; thankfully the Captain had not forgotten us although I kept an eye on the course, ready to storm the Bridge if the bow pointed towards Tahiti. I couldn'​t help reflecting on our sources of information. Aranui departed Taiohae on both Thursday and Friday so both were right on that score but only Source 2 foretold that the ship would call at Ua Pou. I concluded that Source 2 must be a clairvoyant and therefore would be invaluable amongst all the uncertainties of Polynesia. What a pity we would never see him again.
  
 They hoisted a whaleboat, with us inside it, over the ship's side. Everyone on board had come out on deck to watch and I felt momentarily important. But shortly we stepped ashore at Hakahau, Ua Pou's chief village, the conspicuous spires now soaring skywards right in our backyard. A new phase of our Marquesan adventure was surely about to begin. They hoisted a whaleboat, with us inside it, over the ship's side. Everyone on board had come out on deck to watch and I felt momentarily important. But shortly we stepped ashore at Hakahau, Ua Pou's chief village, the conspicuous spires now soaring skywards right in our backyard. A new phase of our Marquesan adventure was surely about to begin.
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 === Insurance: === === Insurance: ===
  
-Gary Duncan of G.D.Duncan & Assoc. Pty. Ltd, insurance brokers, addressed the meeting, copies of the Liability Insurance Policy were distributed to all. For a cost of $1.50 per member The Commercial Union Assurance Co of Aust would insure a minimum of 4500 members of FBW for a maximum cover of $2,000,000 per claim. The proposed policy would cover person to person claims, would cover all activities of the Clubs provided these activities did not involve aircraft or seacraft longer than 3 metres in length. If FBW did not attain the required 4500 members to participate,​ the Company would entertain making up the shortfall by increasing the $1.50 per member levy. Gary pointed out that not all claims would necessarily reach the courtroom as (1) Commercial Union may decide to settle out of court and (2) the Judge may decide that there is no case to answer. If a matter did reach the courtroom stage, the Company would pay the legal costs which in this day and age were considerable. Gary stated that Commercial Union was a highly respected Insurance company, in his opinion, one of the best. At this stage 3 or 4 councillors expressed ​disatisfaction ​with some of Gary's answers pertaining to certain definitions and a heated exchange ​occured... Finally Gordon thanked Gary for his attendance and he left the meeting. Denise Krus (ANC) handed out another Policy from the Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Aust) Ltd for Clubs to study as an alternative policy, although Denise warned, this new policy did not cover activities other than bushwalking. Councillors are again urged to confer with their Clubs and attend the November FBW meeting as a solicitor will be present to answer all queries.+Gary Duncan of G.D.Duncan & Assoc. Pty. Ltd, insurance brokers, addressed the meeting, copies of the Liability Insurance Policy were distributed to all. For a cost of $1.50 per member The Commercial Union Assurance Co of Aust would insure a minimum of 4500 members of FBW for a maximum cover of $2,000,000 per claim. The proposed policy would cover person to person claims, would cover all activities of the Clubs provided these activities did not involve aircraft or seacraft longer than 3 metres in length. If FBW did not attain the required 4500 members to participate,​ the Company would entertain making up the shortfall by increasing the $1.50 per member levy. Gary pointed out that not all claims would necessarily reach the courtroom as (1) Commercial Union may decide to settle out of court and (2) the Judge may decide that there is no case to answer. If a matter did reach the courtroom stage, the Company would pay the legal costs which in this day and age were considerable. Gary stated that Commercial Union was a highly respected Insurance company, in his opinion, one of the best. At this stage 3 or 4 councillors expressed ​dissatisfaction ​with some of Gary's answers pertaining to certain definitions and a heated exchange ​occurred... Finally Gordon thanked Gary for his attendance and he left the meeting. Denise Krus (ANC) handed out another Policy from the Norwich Winterthur Insurance (Aust) Ltd for Clubs to study as an alternative policy, although Denise warned, this new policy did not cover activities other than bushwalking. Councillors are again urged to confer with their Clubs and attend the November FBW meeting as a solicitor will be present to answer all queries.
  
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 On our second day we made a detour from the South Downs Way to see Parham House, an Elizabethan country mansion, and its collection of furniture and artworks. Unfortunately we had chosen a day when the house was closed! (Be warned - check in advance for details of opening times and days if a detour is involved, especially on Mondays.) Having made the 700 ft descent from the Downs we were glad a public footpath passed through the Deer Park close to the house, so that we could at least see the outside of this lovely 400 year old house. On our second day we made a detour from the South Downs Way to see Parham House, an Elizabethan country mansion, and its collection of furniture and artworks. Unfortunately we had chosen a day when the house was closed! (Be warned - check in advance for details of opening times and days if a detour is involved, especially on Mondays.) Having made the 700 ft descent from the Downs we were glad a public footpath passed through the Deer Park close to the house, so that we could at least see the outside of this lovely 400 year old house.
  
-[ Sketch: __South Downs Way__ - heading west up the chalky path (also a bridle and cycle way). Teh Arun River meanders between the villages of Houghton and Amberley. The track descents between the chalk pits in distance. ]+[ Sketch: __South Downs Way__ - heading west up the chalky path (also a bridle and cycle way). The Arun River meanders between the villages of Houghton and Amberley. The track descents between the chalk pits in distance. ]
  
 We returned to the route at Amberley Village (via an Inn and a half pint of warm shandy). Here you can visit the Amberley Chalkpits Industrial Museum, all open air and with active exhibits such as a working blacksmith, potter, and rides on a vintage omnibus. We returned to the route at Amberley Village (via an Inn and a half pint of warm shandy). Here you can visit the Amberley Chalkpits Industrial Museum, all open air and with active exhibits such as a working blacksmith, potter, and rides on a vintage omnibus.
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-"A Mountain Trail Tale"+===== "A Mountain Trail Tale" ​===== 
 by Peter Dyce by Peter Dyce
-Since writing my last article another travel incident has come to mind. On a steep, narrow mountain road in Yugoslavia, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Betty and I had hired a tiny red 900 cc Opel car in Frankfurt which carried us safely through Bavaria, Austria and into Yugoslavia. The trouble started when descending a mountain road I noticed a number of + 
-sharp rocks lying on its surface and was unlucky to strike one with a rear wheel. +Since writing my last article another travel incident has come to mind. On a steep, narrow mountain road in Yugoslavia, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Betty and I had hired a tiny red 900 cc Opel car in Frankfurt which carried us safely through Bavaria, Austria and into Yugoslavia. The trouble started when descending a mountain road I noticed a number of sharp rocks lying on its surface and was unlucky to strike one with a rear wheel. 
-Immediately there was a hiss of air as the tire deflated. I pulled over against the cliff, + 
-there being a drop of hundreds of feet on the other side, chocked the wheels, jacked up the car, got the wheel brace to undo the four black nuts, when alas, the nuts were too large for the wheel brace. What to do? Four Yugoslays ​in an old car came chugging up the +Immediately there was a hiss of air as the tire deflated. I pulled over against the cliff, there being a drop of hundreds of feet on the other side, chocked the wheels, jacked up the car, got the wheel brace to undo the four black nuts, when alas, the nuts were too large for the wheel brace. What to do? Four Yugoslavs ​in an old car came chugging up the mountain. They offered to help, after asking if I knew their uncle in Melbourne. Unfortunately their wheel brace also did not fit the wheel nuts of my Opel. They drove off promising to come back with a suitable spanner. 
-mountain. They offered to help, after asking if I knew their uncle in Melbourne. + 
-Unfortunately their wheel brace also did not fit the wheel nuts of my Opel. They drove +Then a minor miracle happened. A little Opel, the same model, the same red colour as mine, with four nuns in it came up the hill and stopped on my signal. I explained to the elderly ​Mother ​Superior that I wanted to borrow her wheel brace. She was pleased to assist, pulled on her hand brake and got out to open the boot. That was when disaster almost struck. She had parked on the edge of the steep drop. No sooner had she left her car than it started to roll back, the three young nuns left sitting in the car shrieking with fear. I pushed the Mother ​Superior to the ground in my wild panic to reach the hand brake through the open window. The car stopped with the rear wheel on the edge of the precipice. 
-off promising to come back with a suitable spanner. + 
-Then a minor miracle happened. A little Opel, the same model, the same red colour as +After all that her wheel brace also did not fit. As I pondered the situation in disbelief a Volkswagon driven by a German stopped to help. He looked at me as if I was a creature of inferior intelligence and pulled off the black plastic dress nuts to expose the metal nuts underneath. It was then that my wheel brace suddenly fitted perfectly. 
-mine, with four nuns in it came up the hill and stopped on my signal. I explained-to the + 
-elderly ​Mbther ​Superior that I wanted to borrow her wheel brace. She was pleased to +No sooner had I changed the wheel than the four Yugoslavs ​with an uncle in Melbourne arrived back with a wheel brace borrowed from a garage some forty kilometres away. I explained how we had been tricked by the black plastic "​dress"​ nuts. They thought the whole episode a huge joke and we parted exchanging addresses. 
-assist, pulled on her hand brake and got out to open the boot. That was when disaster + 
-almost struck. She had parked on the edge of the steep drop. No sooner had she left her +When Betty and I arrived at the next town we found we could not buy a new tire to replace the one damaged by the rock. We were directed to a tire repair establishment. The manager looked at the fist-sized hole, shook his head and said he would try to repair it, but it would be expensive. I said "Go ahead"​. Four hours later the tire was ready, having gone through a complicated and lengthy repair process while Betty and I waited. I was given the bill, two closely typed itemised pages, with a large amount in Yugoslav dinars to pay. The manager apologized for the size of the bill, explaining the numerous processes involved in the repair. I got my calculator to convert to Australian currency and found to my amazement the total cost was $2.75. 
-car than it started to roll back, the three young nuns left sitting in the car shrieking + 
-with fear. I pushed the Mbther ​Superior to the ground in my wild panic to reach the hand +The little Opel took us safely back to Frankfurt through the Italian and French Rivieras and via the Swiss Alps. The only other incident occurred when the red oil warning light came on on the dash in France. I pulled up immediately and lifted the bonnet. The engine bay was a black mess of oil, thrown out through the oil filler hole, with the cover missing, obviously not replaced by a careless garage attendant. I obtained some oil from a nearby garage, had the oily mess steam cleaned and had no further drama all the way back to Germany. 
-brake through the open window. The car stopped with the rear wheel on the edge of the + 
-precipice. +---- 
-After all that her wheel brace also did not fit. As I pondered the situation in + 
-disbelief a Volkswagon driven by a German stopped to help. He looked at me as if I was a +=== Canoe & Camping. === 
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-No sooner had I changed the wheel than the four Yugoslays ​with an uncle in Melbourne arrived back with a wheel brace borrowed from a garage some forty kilometres away. I + 
-explained how we had been tricked by the black plastic "​dress"​ nuts. They thought the whole episode a huge joke and we parted exchanging addresses. +large range of lightweightqualitybushwalking & camping gear: 
-When Betty and I arrived at the next town we found we could not buy a new tire to replace the one damaged by the rock. We were directed to a tire repair establishment. The manager looked at the fist-sized hole, shook his head and said he would try to repair + 
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-dinars to pay. The manager apologized for the size of the bill, explaining the numerous processes involved in the repair. I got my calculator to convert to Australian currency and found to my amazement the total cost was $2.75. +  * Mapsbooks and leaflets 
-The little Opel took us safely back to Frankfurt through the Italian and French Rivieras and via the Swiss Alps. The only other incident occurred when the red oil warning light came on on the dash in France. I pulled up immediately and lifted the bonnet. The +  * Information service for canoeists and walkers 
-engine bay was a black mess of Oil, thrown out through the oil filler hole, with the cover +  ​* Knives 
-missing, obviously not replaced by a careless garage attendant. I obtained some oil from a' ​nearby garage, had the oily mess steam cleaned and had no further drama all the way back to Germany. +  * Compasses 
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-November 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 15 +---- 
-THE OCTOBER GENERAL ​ MEETING + 
-by Barry-Wallace+===== The October General Meeting. ===== 
 + 
 +by Barry Wallace 
 There were around 30 members present when the President cal1ed the meeting to order at 2015 and called for apologies. Keith Perry was the only member to have sent an apology, so we moved on to new members. Sure enough the only member for welcome, it being an exceedingly lean month for that sort of thing, was Keith Perry, who was absent with apology last month! Is it possible that Keith and Chris take it in turns to come to the meetings? There were around 30 members present when the President cal1ed the meeting to order at 2015 and called for apologies. Keith Perry was the only member to have sent an apology, so we moved on to new members. Sure enough the only member for welcome, it being an exceedingly lean month for that sort of thing, was Keith Perry, who was absent with apology last month! Is it possible that Keith and Chris take it in turns to come to the meetings?
 +
 The minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with the glorious news that the Club's Gestetner duplicator has at last found a new home with the C.M.W. Club. The minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with the glorious news that the Club's Gestetner duplicator has at last found a new home with the C.M.W. Club.
 +
 Correspondence brought the FBW September meeting minutes, a letter of thanks from CMW for the duplicator, and acceptance of honorary membership from Gordon Redmond. Correspondence brought the FBW September meeting minutes, a letter of thanks from CMW for the duplicator, and acceptance of honorary membership from Gordon Redmond.
-The Walks Report was next, beginning with the FBW Ball on the 16th September, attended by 25 SBW representatives. The real walks for that weekend saw Ian Wolfe leading a party of 5 on his Kosciusko cross-country ski trip. Friday and Saturday saw the party battling with rain and high winds and after that the weather deteriorated,​ so they came home. Carol + 
-Bruce'​s Kanangra Boyd trip, led by Greta Davis.. .was cancelled. Alan Mewitt led a party of +The Walks Report was next, beginning with the FBW Ball on the 16th September, attended by 25 SBW representatives. The real walks for that weekend saw Ian Wolfe leading a party of 5 on his Kosciusko cross-country ski trip. Friday and Saturday saw the party battling with rain and high winds and after that the weather deteriorated,​ so they came home. Carol Bruce'​s Kanangra Boyd trip, led by Greta Davis.... was cancelled. Alan Mewitt led a party of 15 through doubtful weather on his Starkey Ridge, Mathews Ridge trip and there was no report of Joe Marton'​s Kuringai Park walk. 
-15 through doubtful weather on his Starkey Ridge, Mathews Ridge trip and there was no report of Joe Marton'​s Kuringai Park walk. + 
-The following weekend, 23,24,25 September saw a team of 12 descend on Coolana with shovels and cement mixers and other implements of construction to re-lay the floor of the hut in a more durable form. They also tested a brush-cutter and found it wanting, ​56 it's back to the drawing boards as far as tick eradication is concerned. Bill Capon had 13 on his Morton N.P. trip that same weekend, enjoying windy weather on the Saturday and calm, fine conditions on the Sunday. Somehow or other Bill managed to lose a compass on the trip. Jan Mohandas, leading a team of sprinters, completed the Six-Foot Track by 1600 hours. It +The following weekend, 23,24,25 September saw a team of 12 descend on Coolana with shovels and cement mixers and other implements of construction to re-lay the floor of the hut in a more durable form. They also tested a brush-cutter and found it wanting, ​so it's back to the drawing boards as far as tick eradication is concerned. Bill Capon had 13 on his Morton N.P. trip that same weekend, enjoying windy weather on the Saturday and calm, fine conditions on the Sunday. Somehow or other Bill managed to lose a compass on the trip. Jan Mohandas, leading a team of sprinters, completed the Six-Foot Track by 1600 hours. It seems they almost missed their support party in all the haste. There was no report of either Derek Wilson'​s or Peter Christian'​s walks. 
-seems they almost missed their support party in all the haste. There was no report of either Derek Wilson'​s or Peter Christian'​s walks. + 
-The Labour Day weekend, Sept 30/Oct 1,2,3 saw John POrter ​leading a party of 11 on his Deua River trip in warm and windy conditions. Alan Doherty reported 17 on his Widden Valley walk, and was it Chris Perry or Ian Wolfe who reported 8 starters on Chris'​s Kosciusko cross- country ski trip? They endured through a rainy day to be rewarded with a fall of snow and good conditions for the rest of the weekend. +The Labour Day weekend, Sept 30/Oct 1,2,3 saw John Porter ​leading a party of 11 on his Deua River trip in warm and windy conditions. Alan Doherty reported 17 on his Widden Valley walk, and was it Chris Perry or Ian Wolfe who reported 8 starters on Chris'​s Kosciusko cross-country ski trip? They endured through a rainy day to be rewarded with a fall of snow and good conditions for the rest of the weekend. 
-The weekend of 7,8,9 October saw Jan Mohandas and 8 others taking an extended weekend + 
-to complete the Three Peaks walk.. They pushed along well enough to complete it in three days, just as well it seems, for Oliver had failed to arrange a day off on the Monday. Carol Bruce +The weekend of 7,8,9 October saw Jan Mohandas and 8 others taking an extended weekend to complete the Three Peaks walk. They pushed along well enough to complete it in three days, just as well it seems, for Oliver had failed to arrange a day off on the Monday. Carol Bruce and John Porter took a party of 10 to camp on Pantoney'​s Crown and celebrate the Walks Sec's birthday. They described a range of interesting weather effects, though whether these were of meteorological or metabolic origin is unclear. The FBW S & R exercise ​attracted some 60 people, of whom 2 appear to have been SBW. They did not find the aircraft. Paul Mawhinney had 20 starters and some train problems on his Waterfall to Waterfall walk, and Dot Butler reported an attendance of around 30 at a barbecue held in honour of a visit by Ross Wyborn, an earlier member of the Club now living in Canada. 
-and John Porter took a party of 10 to camp on Pantoney'​s Crown and celebrate the Walks Sec's birthday. They described a range of interesting weather effects, though whether these were of meteorological or metabolic origin is unclear. The FBW S & R excercise ​attracted some 60 people, of whom 2 appear to have been SBW. They did not find the aircraft. Paul Mawhinney had 20 starters and some train problems on his Waterfall to Waterfall walk, and Dot Butler reported an attendance of around 30 at a barbecue held in honour of a visit by Ross Wyborn, an earlier member of the Club now living in Canada.+
 The Walks Report was followed by a showing of slides taken on various recent walks. The Federation Report is covered elsewhere in the magazine. The Walks Report was followed by a showing of slides taken on various recent walks. The Federation Report is covered elsewhere in the magazine.
-The Treasurer'​s Report brought advice that we earned income of $539, spent $773 and closed the month '​With ​a balance of $10,863.+ 
 +The Treasurer'​s Report brought advice that we earned income of $539, spent $773 and closed the month with a balance of $10,863. 
 There was no Conservation report as our Conservation Secretary, Alex Colley, is yet again lain aside with a tennis injury. We begin to wonder just what sort of tennis Alex plays. There was no Conservation report as our Conservation Secretary, Alex Colley, is yet again lain aside with a tennis injury. We begin to wonder just what sort of tennis Alex plays.
 +
 General Business brought the traditional motions that the Reunion be held at Coolana and that Spiro be appointed as convenor. Both motions were passed. General Business brought the traditional motions that the Reunion be held at Coolana and that Spiro be appointed as convenor. Both motions were passed.
-Announcements brought an early reminder that Tim Moore, NSW Minister for the Environment,​ will be speaking at the meeting on 30 November. There was also mention of a disease, called Lymes disease, carried by ticks. This can be serious if untreated. There will be more information in the magazine some time soon. On this somewhat ​soMbre ​note the-meetiri4 + 
-closed at 2128. +Announcements brought an early reminder that Tim Moore, NSW Minister for the Environment,​ will be speaking at the meeting on 30 November. There was also mention of a disease, called Lymes disease, carried by ticks. This can be serious if untreated. There will be more information in the magazine some time soon. On this somewhat ​sombre ​note the meeting ​closed at 2128. 
-Page 16 The Sydney Bushwalker November 1988 + 
-BALACLAVA ​- A Christmas Gift for the Bushwalker Who Has Everything! +---- 
-Beverly Foulds has discovered this pattern among the millions of knitting patterns and + 
-books which inhabit the earth. Bev has test knitted the balaclava and I'm very happy to +===== Balaclava. ===== 
-say that it fits me perfectly. The instructions are written in a sort of English that + 
-knitters understand. My phone can be used as a hotline for knitters in troub],e. EDITOR. +=== A Christmas Gift for the Bushwalker Who Has Everything! ​=== 
-Knitting needles: 1 pr 4mm, 1 pr mm. + 
-Wool: 8 ply (or mohair) - one 100gm ball plus a little bit more. +Beverly Foulds has discovered this pattern among the millions of knitting patterns and books which inhabit the earth. Bev has test knitted the balaclava and I'm very happy to say that it fits me perfectly. The instructions are written in a sort of English that knitters understand. My phone can be used as a hotline for knitters in trouble. EDITOR. 
-With 4mm needles, cast on 100 sts. + 
-Work 7 rows garter st. +  * Knitting needles: 1 pr 4mm, 1 pr 4½ mm. 
-Change to Lqmm needles and stocking st. +  ​* ​Wool: 8 ply (or mohair) - one 100gm ball plus a little bit more. 
-Continue till work measures 22cm (Bi"), ending with knit row. Change to 4mm needles and garter st. +  ​* ​With 4mm needles, cast on 100 sts. 
-Knit 7 rows. Row 8: K 33, cast off 34, K 33. +  ​* ​Work 7 rows garter st. 
-Row 9: K 33, cast on 34, K 33. +  ​* ​Change to 4½ mm needles and stocking st. 
-Work 3 more rows in garter st. +  ​* ​Continue till work measures 22cm ("), ending with knit row. 
-Change to iqmm needles again and work a further 10 cm (41T) in stocking st. ending with a purl row. +  * Change to 4mm needles and garter st. 
-Change to 4mm needles and garter st. +  ​* ​Knit 7 rows. Row 8: K 33, cast off 34, K 33. Row 9: K 33, cast on 34, K 33. 
-Row 1: *K 8, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 2: Knit. +  ​* ​Work 3 more rows in garter st. 
-Row 3: *K 7, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 4: Knit. +  ​* ​Change to 4½ mm needles again and work a further 10 cm (4") in stocking st. ending with a purl row. 
-Row 5: * K 6, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 6: Knit. +  ​* ​Change to 4mm needles and garter st. 
-Continue in this manner until 10 sts. remain. Secure these stitches and sew up back seam. +  ​* ​Row 1: *K 8, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 2: Knit. 
-.9fe.e.*4/ tYl/​o;​ed. ​+  ​* ​Row 3: *K 7, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 4: Knit. 
 +  ​* ​Row 5: * K 6, K 2 tog. * repeat to end of row. Row 6: Knit. 
 +  ​* ​Continue in this manner until 10 sts. remain. Secure these stitches and sew up back seam. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Notes===== 
 by Ian Debert by Ian Debert
 +
 A musical night with the "Scrub Bashers"​ was held on 25th October which everyone there enjoyed. They are a very talented group, all members of SBW who have sung and played together and built a great repertoire over the years. We are fortunate to have such a group in the Club and members who did not turn up certainly missed a great night. A musical night with the "Scrub Bashers"​ was held on 25th October which everyone there enjoyed. They are a very talented group, all members of SBW who have sung and played together and built a great repertoire over the years. We are fortunate to have such a group in the Club and members who did not turn up certainly missed a great night.
 +
 On Wednesday 23rd November, Jill Bould will be along from Canoe World at Gladesville to talk on canoes, how to paddle them, which ones to buy, how to look after them and general information on them. Do you own a canoe? On Wednesday 23rd November, Jill Bould will be along from Canoe World at Gladesville to talk on canoes, how to paddle them, which ones to buy, how to look after them and general information on them. Do you own a canoe?
-December 21st is the Club CHRISTMAS PARTY. It will be held at the clubrooms and people are asked to bring a plate of party food along, but the Club will supply drinks. Come along and enjoy a good night and meet old friends. + 
-The "COOLANA BARN DANCE" will be held on the weekend of 10thillth ​December. Come and dance the night away with the Hootananny Band. There will also be swimming, liloing, and possibly a walk if the weather is not too hot. +December 21st is the Club __Christmas Party__. It will be held at the clubrooms and people are asked to bring a plate of party food along, but the Club will supply drinks. Come along and enjoy a good night and meet old friends. 
-November 1988 The Sydney ​Bushwalker Page 17 + 
-THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS INC+The "__Coolana Barn Dance__" will be held on the weekend of 10th/​llth ​December. Come and dance the night away with the Hootananny Band. There will also be swimming, liloing, and possibly a walk if the weather is not too hot. 
-GUIDELINES FOR TEST WALKS + 
-Test walks should ​fuffill'​at least TWO of the following criteria:+---- 
 + 
 +The Sydney ​Bush Walkers Inc. 
 + 
 +===== Guidelines For Test Walks===== 
 + 
 +Test walks should ​fulfil ​at least TWO of the following criteria: 
 A. Minimum distance walked 20 km (one-day walks) A. Minimum distance walked 20 km (one-day walks)
 +
 B. Minimum distance walked 30 km (two-day walks) B. Minimum distance walked 30 km (two-day walks)
 +
 C. Maximum of 50% on track walking C. Maximum of 50% on track walking
 +
 D. Minimum of 300 metres of ascents and descents D. Minimum of 300 metres of ascents and descents
 +
 E. Minimum of 2 km rock-hopping E. Minimum of 2 km rock-hopping
-F. Rock scramblin+ 
 +F. Rock scrambling 
 Any or all of the above conditions may be waived by Committee upon application by: Any or all of the above conditions may be waived by Committee upon application by:
 +
 A. Any member who has led a club walk and feels that their walk was of a sufficient standard to be regarded as a test walk. A. Any member who has led a club walk and feels that their walk was of a sufficient standard to be regarded as a test walk.
 +
 B. Any prospective who has completed a club walk and feels that their walk was of a sufficient standard to be regarded as a test walk. B. Any prospective who has completed a club walk and feels that their walk was of a sufficient standard to be regarded as a test walk.
-The Committee, at its meeting on 7 September 1988 decided to adopt the above guidelines + 
-for determining whether walks should be accorded test status. It is emphasised that these are guidelines only, not rigid rules. +The Committee, at its meeting on 7 September 1988 decided to adopt the above guidelines for determining whether walks should be accorded test status. It is emphasised that these are guidelines only, not rigid rules. 
-Ahy walks leader who considers a walk to be of test standard although not complying with the guidelines should apply to the Committee for grading as a test walk. + 
-*********** +Any walks leader who considers a walk to be of test standard although not complying with the guidelines should apply to the Committee for grading as a test walk. 
-NEWS news + 
-PROPOSED CHANGE IN LOCATION OF CLUB ROOMS +---- 
-NOTICE ​is hereby given that at the next General Club Meeting, 14th December, a debate' ​of any proposed change in location of the Club Rooms will take' ​place, and that the Committee be empowered to act quickly if such a place becomes available. + 
-* * * * * * * * * +===== News News. ===== 
-THE NSW WILDERNESS CALENDAR, 1989 + 
-The NSW Wilderness ​Calendary, 1989, complete with superb 25 x 28 cm +=== Proposed change in location of Club rooms. === 
-Henry Gold colour prints of Broken Head, Kanangra Deep, Dorrigo, Kaputar, Washpool, Genoa River, Sturt, Bogong Peaks, Colo River, Tinderry Mountain, Wallaga Lake and Snowy Mountains ​- -+ 
 +Notice ​is hereby given that at the next General Club Meeting, 14th December, a debate of any proposed change in location of the Club Rooms will take place, and that the Committee be empowered to act quickly if such a place becomes available. 
 + 
 +=== The Wilderness Calendar, 1989. === 
 + 
 +The NSW Wilderness ​Calendar, 1989, complete with superb 25 x 28 cm Henry Gold colour prints of Broken Head, Kanangra Deep, Dorrigo, Kaputar, Washpool, Genoa River, Sturt, Bogong Peaks, Colo River, Tinderry Mountain, Wallaga Lake and Snowy Mountains
 $8 from Alex Colley in the Clubroom or $10 posted from the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, 18 Argyle Street, Sydney, 2000. $8 from Alex Colley in the Clubroom or $10 posted from the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, 18 Argyle Street, Sydney, 2000.
-ALSO - Henry Gold Wilderness Postcards, $1 each in the Clubroom or sets of 10 posted from the above address for $10.+ 
 +Also - Henry Gold Wilderness Postcards, $1 each in the Clubroom or sets of 10 posted from the above address for $10. 
 There is sufficient space below each number in the date tables on the calendar to record your engagements. They are much appreciated as Christmas presents. The postcards are very suitable as Christmas cards on which you can write your own message. The cards and calendars are available from most booksellers,​ but if you obtain them from the Colong Foundation the retail margin will be used for wilderness preservation. There is sufficient space below each number in the date tables on the calendar to record your engagements. They are much appreciated as Christmas presents. The postcards are very suitable as Christmas cards on which you can write your own message. The cards and calendars are available from most booksellers,​ but if you obtain them from the Colong Foundation the retail margin will be used for wilderness preservation.
-Page 18 + 
-The Sydney Bushwalker November 1988 +---- 
-FOOTNOTES + 
-Environment 1. The Minister for the Environment has started a +===== Footnotes. ===== 
-newsletter called "State of the Environment"​. We already have the first edition and hope to get on the mailing list for future issues. + 
-Environment 2. Extracted from "State of the Environment,​ No.1":​- +Environment 1. The Minister for the Environment has started a newsletter called "State of the Environment"​. We already have the first edition and hope to get on the mailing list for future issues. 
-NATIONAL PARKS SAFE. The future of the State'​s national parks and wilderness areas has been subject to considerable speculation since the + 
-election of the Greiner Government. During a visit to Kosciusko +Environment 2. Extracted from "State of the Environment,​ No.1":​- ​National Parks Safe. The future of the State'​s national parks and wilderness areas has been subject to considerable speculation since the election of the Greiner Government. During a visit to Kosciusko National Park, I gave an unequivocal commitment to protect these areas. Any proposals to roll back the boundaries of the parks will be "over my dead body". A political consensus that national parks and their wilderness areas should be safe forever has been reached by all the major political parties. Put simply, we've locked up the national parks and thrown away the keys. I sincerely hope that this buries the issue for all time. 
-National Park, I gave an unequivocal commitment to protect these areas. Any proposals to roll back the boundaries of the parks will be "over my + 
-dead body". A political consensus that national parks and their +Snowfields safe too. No more areas will be carved out of Kosciusko'​s fragile ecosystem by developers. 
-wilderness areas should be safe forever has been reached by all the major + 
-political parties. Put simply, we've locked up the national parks and +Environment 3. This month we have "Meet the Minister"​. Tim Moore M.P. our own NSW Minister for the Environment (there is also a Federal Minister for the Environment) will be coming to our clubrooms to talk on matters environmental. There was a notice included in last month'​s Sydney Bushwalker. Your Committee particularly wants to have an extremely good attendance at the meeting. Of the 500 odd members we want more than the miserable 30 or so who turn-up. The 30 people are not miserable, it's the other 470 odd who may well be. So find your SBW badge, remove the dust and wear it on 30 November when you come to "Meet the Minister"​. The Clubrooms are located at the following Street Directory references: Gregory'​s map 167: K6 - UBD map 66: M2. 
-Last month Dot Butler led a party around the boundaries of Coolana in order to show the location of the corner pegs. It saves a lot of hassles if you know where they are as + 
-corner pegs are very timid and shy and have a habit of hiding themselves. The fish on the +Environment 4. To entice you to attend the "Meet the Minister"​ evening, not Wollies Cash Saver stamps but a lucky door prize for a lucky SBW member or lucky SBW prospective member. This will be drawn by our guest of honour, if he agrees. You must be there at the drawing to win and belong to SBW. 
-menu for the evening was found to be two fish, one inside the other. Both were eaten. + 
-And the wounded continue. Alex Colley when testing the strength of his once broken but +This month more instalments of our serials "When a Girl Marries an Englishman and then has to go Walking in England",​ and "Les Aventures des Kids Katzenjamer - Parlez Vous Bushwalking en Polynesie"​. I'm told by the authors that the ends are in sight and that soon all will return home. 
-now healed arm ended up in hospital again, but with a hernia this time. He should be up + 
-and about in order to Meet the Minister. +Last month Dot Butler led a party around the boundaries of Coolana in order to show the location of the corner pegs. It saves a lot of hassles if you know where they are as corner pegs are very timid and shy and have a habit of hiding themselves. The fish on the menu for the evening was found to be two fish, one inside the other. Both were eaten. 
-The bush fire season has started in a destructive and fatal manner. Extreme care should + 
-be taken with camp fires during the summer months. If in doubt, don't light a fire, or if +And the wounded continue. Alex Colley when testing the strength of his once broken but now healed arm ended up in hospital again, but with a hernia this time. He should be up and about in order to Meet the Minister. 
-already alight put it out. Err on the side of caution.+ 
 +The bush fire season has started in a destructive and fatal manner. Extreme care should be taken with camp fires during the summer months. If in doubt, don't light a fire, or if already alight put it out. Err on the side of caution. 
 I would like to run a report next month on what to do if caught in a bush fire. Can one quick author get in contact with me ASAP. I would like to run a report next month on what to do if caught in a bush fire. Can one quick author get in contact with me ASAP.
-o NOTE 1: The clubrooms will be closed on 28th December '88 and 4th and 11th January '​89. ​Ybu may have to re-read the walks program or the magazine for any alterations to walks and social events. + 
-o NOTE 2: Guidelines for Test Walks. These are included in this issue of the Sydney +Note 1: The clubrooms will be closed on 28th December '88 and 4th and 11th January '​89. ​You may have to re-read the walks program or the magazine for any alterations to walks and social events. 
-Kshwalker ​(see page 17) so that you won't lose them. Last month they were a separate + 
-handbill which may become lost. +Note 2: Guidelines for Test Walks. These are included in this issue of the Sydney ​Bushwalker ​(see page 17) so that you won't lose them. Last month they were a separate handbill which may become lost. 
-thrown away the keys. I sincerely hope that this buries the issue for + 
-all time. +It's a bit late now but any people, organisations,​ shops etc with Christmas gift suggestions or discounts to SBW members can contact me for inclusion in the December magazine.
-SNOWFIELDS SAFE TOO. No more areas will be carved out of Kosciusko'​s fragile ecosystem +
-by developers. +
-o Environment 3. This month we have "Meet the Minister"​. Tim Moore M.P. our own NSW Minister for the Environment (there is also a Federal Minister for the Environment) will be coming to our clubrooms to talk on matters environmental. There was a notice included in +
-last month'​s Sydney Bushwalker. Your Committee particularly wants to have an extremely +
-good attendance at the meeting. Of the 500 odd members we want more than the miserable +
-30 or so who turn-up. The 30 people are not miserable, it's the other 470 odd who may well +
-be. So find your SBW badge, remove the dust and wear it on 30 November when you come to +
-"Meet the Minister"​. The Clubrooms are located at the following Street Directory +
-references: Gregory'​s map 167: K6 UBD map 66: M2. +
-o Environment 4. To entice you to attend the "Meet the Minister"​ evening, not Wollies 'Cash Saver stamps but a lucky door prize for a lucky SBW member or lucky SBW prospective member. This will be drawn by our guest of honour, if he agrees. You must be there at the drawing to win and belong to SBW. +
-o This month more instalments of our serials "When a Girl Marries an Englishman and then has to go Walking in England",​ and "Les Aventures des Kids Katzenjamer - Parlez Vous Bush- walking en Polynesie"​. I'm told by the authors that the ends are in sight and that soon all will return home. +
-It's a bit late now but any people, organisations,​ shops etc with Christmas gift suggestions or discounts to SBW members can contact me for inclusion in the December magazine.+
  
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