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-Deadline for Febuary ​Issue - Articles 25 January '89, Notes 1 February.+Deadline for February ​Issue - Articles 25 January '89, Notes 1 February.
  
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 ===== Editorial - December 1988. ===== ===== Editorial - December 1988. =====
  
-Another successful year for the Sydney Bushwalker. Twelve months and twelve editions all on time and in the total absence of anything to the contrary they must have been received with joy and aclaim ​by you, dear reader.+Another successful year for the Sydney Bushwalker. Twelve months and twelve editions all on time and in the total absence of anything to the contrary they must have been received with joy and acclaim ​by you, dear reader.
  
 We at the Sydney Bushwalker wish all in SBW a merry Christmas. We also extend to all associated with the Sydney Bushwalker our thanks for your efforts in producing twelve issues of Sydney'​s leading bush walking magazine. We at the Sydney Bushwalker wish all in SBW a merry Christmas. We also extend to all associated with the Sydney Bushwalker our thanks for your efforts in producing twelve issues of Sydney'​s leading bush walking magazine.
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 The questions of club members covered a wide range of relevant topics. Mr. Moore pointed out quite fairly, that many of the present problems were inherited from the previous Government. One such question was on coastal development. One third of the coast line was within National Parks and this was being added to. Sixteen of the eighteen large-scale resort projects had been approved by the previous Government. Similarly the housing development at Friday Flat, Thredbo, was within the area designated for village development under the Kosciusko Plan of Management. The questions of club members covered a wide range of relevant topics. Mr. Moore pointed out quite fairly, that many of the present problems were inherited from the previous Government. One such question was on coastal development. One third of the coast line was within National Parks and this was being added to. Sixteen of the eighteen large-scale resort projects had been approved by the previous Government. Similarly the housing development at Friday Flat, Thredbo, was within the area designated for village development under the Kosciusko Plan of Management.
  
-Additions continued to be made to the national parks system, and he expected some 70,000 ha would be added in the Governmentts ​first year. It was hoped to nominate Kosciusko alpine areas for World Heritage listing and the Blue Mountains was another possibility (The Colong Foundation is working on this).+Additions continued to be made to the national parks system, and he expected some 70,000 ha would be added in the Government'​s ​first year. It was hoped to nominate Kosciusko alpine areas for World Heritage listing and the Blue Mountains was another possibility (The Colong Foundation is working on this).
  
 On woodchipping,​ he said that the Government had made it clear in its election policy that Coolangubra and Tantawanglo parks would not be created, but that the Coolangubra catchment area would be protected and forestry flora reserves created. Only logs unsuitable for sawlogs would be chipped. On woodchipping,​ he said that the Government had made it clear in its election policy that Coolangubra and Tantawanglo parks would not be created, but that the Coolangubra catchment area would be protected and forestry flora reserves created. Only logs unsuitable for sawlogs would be chipped.
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 [ Comic Book Style ] [ Comic Book Style ]
  
-In fine, windy weather, we walked through the pretty wildflowers from Newhave ​Gap to Quiltys Mountain...+In fine, windy weather, we walked through the pretty wildflowers from Newhaven ​Gap to Quiltys Mountain...
  
 "That was a pretty wildflower"​ "That was a pretty wildflower"​
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 "​I'​m sure I left it here somewhere."​ "​I'​m sure I left it here somewhere."​
  
-The first part of hte jully was a little tricky...+The first part of the gully was a little tricky...
  
 "Where do I put my feet?" "Where do I put my feet?"
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 All the overhands on Houghton were inspected for campsites... All the overhands on Houghton were inspected for campsites...
  
-"Could you sleep there?"​ "Not unless ​learn to levitate..."​+"Could you sleep there?"​ "Not unless ​learn to levitate..."​
  
 The top of Mount Tarn was a little too windy... The top of Mount Tarn was a little too windy...
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 Next day Judy decided that old pajamas were ideal for warding off scratchy bushes. Next day Judy decided that old pajamas were ideal for warding off scratchy bushes.
  
-"​Does ​shw often wolk in her sleep?"​+"​Does ​she often walk in her sleep?"​
  
 Somewhere around the back of Mount Houghton, Bill's compass ran away and refused to return Somewhere around the back of Mount Houghton, Bill's compass ran away and refused to return
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 "... and to think that I always gave it such a good home." "... and to think that I always gave it such a good home."
  
-We climbed up throu h a narrow slot to admire the views from the top .+We climbed up through ​a narrow slot to admire the views from the top .
  
 "​I'​ll __have__ to give up eating chocolate!"​ "​I'​ll __have__ to give up eating chocolate!"​
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 "Hup, one..."​ "... Two..."​ "... Three..."​ "Hup, one..."​ "... Two..."​ "... Three..."​
  
-After that, we wandered back to Newhaven Gap in the warm atternoon ​sunshine.+After that, we wandered back to Newhaven Gap in the warm afternoon ​sunshine.
  
 "Did you enjoy the walk?" "Apart from the unscheduled flights, it was fine..."​ "Did you enjoy the walk?" "Apart from the unscheduled flights, it was fine..."​
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 (1) The Dales Way by Colin Speakman. Published by Dalesman Books 3.50 pounds. A 70 page paperback describing the route in detail, with lots of historical background information. (1) The Dales Way by Colin Speakman. Published by Dalesman Books 3.50 pounds. A 70 page paperback describing the route in detail, with lots of historical background information.
  
-(2) Dalesway Route Guide by Arthur Gemmell and Colin Speakman. Published by Stile Publications 2.20 pounds - Detailed sketchmaps of the entire Way, with brief notes on historial ​features.+(2) Dalesway Route Guide by Arthur Gemmell and Colin Speakman. Published by Stile Publications 2.20 pounds - Detailed sketchmaps of the entire Way, with brief notes on historical ​features.
  
 (3) Dalesway Handbook. Published by West Riding area of the Ramblers Association 60 pence. A booklet listing accommodation,​ campsites, facilities available in each village passed through, public transport, etc. (3) Dalesway Handbook. Published by West Riding area of the Ramblers Association 60 pence. A booklet listing accommodation,​ campsites, facilities available in each village passed through, public transport, etc.
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-===== SBW In The Marquesa ​Islands - Part 4. =====+===== SBW In The Marquesas ​Islands - Part 4. =====
  
 by Frank Rigby by Frank Rigby
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 (Part 3 ended when Helen Gray, Barbara Bruce and Joan and Frank Rigby stepped ashore at Hakahau, the main village of the island of Ua Pou.) (Part 3 ended when Helen Gray, Barbara Bruce and Joan and Frank Rigby stepped ashore at Hakahau, the main village of the island of Ua Pou.)
  
-"Does anyone have a plan?" This rhetdrical ​question had become standard banter whenever a new phase of our holiday was about to begin. As we walked up the village street I could not take my eyes off those incredible spires (to call them "​mountains"​ would be much too mundane) and I wondered, what could we possibly do with them? Certainly the upper parts were unclimbable but could we somehow reach their bases and camp among them; surely that would be an experience! Or would the spires remain nothing more than a spectacular backdrop, to be admired but never touched?+"Does anyone have a plan?" This rhetorical ​question had become standard banter whenever a new phase of our holiday was about to begin. As we walked up the village street I could not take my eyes off those incredible spires (to call them "​mountains"​ would be much too mundane) and I wondered, what could we possibly do with them? Certainly the upper parts were unclimbable but could we somehow reach their bases and camp among them; surely that would be an experience! Or would the spires remain nothing more than a spectacular backdrop, to be admired but never touched?
  
 "That must be Chez Rose Marie",​ said Joan, pointing to a house with a verandah covered with tables and chairs. Yes, Rose Marie was happy to give us two rooms at 1,500 French Pacific francs (about A$19) per person per day, any meals extra. It was very basic accommodation but everything, except the local bread and fruit, is expensive in French Polynesia. The big kitchen and the back yard were buzzing with activity. Freshly-slaughtered pigs and piles of fish were being disembowelled,​ dissected and baked by a small army of workers; breadfruit, bananas, coconuts and other tropical edibles lay everywhere. Our hostess explained that she was the caterer for the Mayor'​s birthday party to be held that very evening and at which three hundred villagers were expected. I regret to say that stray tourists were not invited. "That must be Chez Rose Marie",​ said Joan, pointing to a house with a verandah covered with tables and chairs. Yes, Rose Marie was happy to give us two rooms at 1,500 French Pacific francs (about A$19) per person per day, any meals extra. It was very basic accommodation but everything, except the local bread and fruit, is expensive in French Polynesia. The big kitchen and the back yard were buzzing with activity. Freshly-slaughtered pigs and piles of fish were being disembowelled,​ dissected and baked by a small army of workers; breadfruit, bananas, coconuts and other tropical edibles lay everywhere. Our hostess explained that she was the caterer for the Mayor'​s birthday party to be held that very evening and at which three hundred villagers were expected. I regret to say that stray tourists were not invited.
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 The President called the meeting to order at around 2011 with some 30 or so members present. There were apologies from Jeff Niven and from Alan and Anita Doherty. The President called the meeting to order at around 2011 with some 30 or so members present. There were apologies from Jeff Niven and from Alan and Anita Doherty.
  
-The call for new members ​brough ​forth Alan Wiedenbein for welcome in the customary manner and also one Chris Perry, from times past. It appears that my theory last month may need some fine tuning.+The call for new members ​brought ​forth Alan Wiedenbein for welcome in the customary manner and also one Chris Perry, from times past. It appears that my theory last month may need some fine tuning.
  
 The Minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received. The Minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received.
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-FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS NSW - Report of November Meeting+===== Federation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW - Report of November Meeting. ===== 
 by Spiro Hajinakitas by Spiro Hajinakitas
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 New Premises: The Environment Centre will be moving to new premises at 39 George Street, The Rocks, and it is not yet known if Federation will have rent-free premises or what space and facilities will be available. New Premises: The Environment Centre will be moving to new premises at 39 George Street, The Rocks, and it is not yet known if Federation will have rent-free premises or what space and facilities will be available.
-Insurance & Incorporation - Address to the meeting by Patrick Fair, Solicitor from the Law Society: Patrick delivered a comprehensive talk on the advantages of Iikorporation ​and Public Liability Insurance which left no doubt that Clubs, Club Members and Federation itself could face financial ruin if contronted ​with a law suit for injury or death of a person or damage to property. Of the three policies (1) Commercial Union, (2) Norwich and (3) Gold Medal given to him to study and assess, Patrick considered the latter (Gold Medal) to be the policy most suitable for our needs. Of course he stressed that no policy will cover every- + 
-. thing and completely satisfy everyone and it would be essential to go through the policy line by line, word by word, and it would be quite in order to approach the insurance broker to make alterations,​ make additions or deletions in order to have the policy cover all anticipated contingencies and to be worded in such a way that doubts and vaguenesses both of meaning and definition be eliminated. After answering many questions he was thanked for his time and attendance and the Meeting decided on the following two Motions:-+Insurance & Incorporation - Address to the meeting by Patrick Fair, Solicitor from the Law Society: Patrick delivered a comprehensive talk on the advantages of Incorporation ​and Public Liability Insurance which left no doubt that Clubs, Club Members and Federation itself could face financial ruin if confronted ​with a law suit for injury or death of a person or damage to property. Of the three policies (1) Commercial Union, (2) Norwich and (3) Gold Medal given to him to study and assess, Patrick considered the latter (Gold Medal) to be the policy most suitable for our needs. Of course he stressed that no policy will cover everything ​and completely satisfy everyone and it would be essential to go through the policy line by line, word by word, and it would be quite in order to approach the insurance broker to make alterations,​ make additions or deletions in order to have the policy cover all anticipated contingencies and to be worded in such a way that doubts and vaguenesses both of meaning and definition be eliminated. After answering many questions he was thanked for his time and attendance and the Meeting decided on the following two Motions:- 
 1." (a)-FBW will decide to insure (b) a small group of FBW councillors will take a closer look at the Gold Medal Policy as taken out by the Mt. Druitt Club". 1." (a)-FBW will decide to insure (b) a small group of FBW councillors will take a closer look at the Gold Medal Policy as taken out by the Mt. Druitt Club".
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 2."​That Federation will incorporate as an Association with fully paid up Members as Association Members"​. 2."​That Federation will incorporate as an Association with fully paid up Members as Association Members"​.
-General: Tim Coffey (SBW) is unable to accept the position of FBW Delegate to NCC. Volunteers,to fill this position urgently needed. (2) NSW Cave Rescue Group inviting ​FOW to participate in their 15th Annual Rescue Weekend at Bungonia 18/19 March '89. (3) NPWS Plan of Management of New England Nat.Park. (4) NCC inviting applications for position as + 
-Director. (5) Request we write to Mr. Greiner in support the South-East Forest Alliance +General: Tim Coffey (SBW) is unable to accept the position of FBW Delegate to NCC. Volunteers to fill this position urgently needed. (2) NSW Cave Rescue Group inviting ​FBW to participate in their 15th Annual Rescue Weekend at Bungonia 18/19 March '89. (3) NPWS Plan of Management of New England Nat. Park. (4) NCC inviting applications for position as Director. (5) Request we write to Mr. Greiner in support the South-East Forest Alliance boycotting the Govt's impact statement on woodchipping. (6) NPWS South East Region - invitation to establish ​liaison ​with bushwalking clubs. (7) CMW Club requesting from Committee (a) Specific aims and objectives of FBW and (b) How does FBW propose to meet these aims and objectives?​ 
-boycotting the Govt's impact statement on woodchipping. (8) NPWS South East Region - invitation to establish ​liasion ​with bushwalking clubs. (7) CMW Club requesting from Committee (a) Specific aims and objectives of FBW and (b) How does FBW propose to meet these aims and objectives?​ + 
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-THE SBW DINGO  ​(?) STORY+ 
 +===== The SBW Dingo (?) Story. ===== 
 by Kath Brown by Kath Brown
-Last June David Rostron led a party of SBW members on a walking trip in the Macdonnell Ranges in Central Australia. When near the Ormiston + 
-Gorge, while the party were having dinner around the campfire, a tent was +Last June David Rostron led a party of SBW members on a walking trip in the Macdonnell Ranges in Central Australia. When near the Ormiston Gorge, while the party were having dinner around the campfire, a tent was raided by animals. Food was taken but also a sleeping bag. The unfortunate visitor from Melbourne, Stuart Osborne, had a cold night although he was lent spare clothing and a tent to wrap around himself. 
-raided by animals. Food was taken but also a SLEEPING BAG. The unfortunate visitor from Melbourne, Stuart Osborne, had a cold night although he was lent spare clothing and a tent to wrap around himself. + 
-Next morning the party searched for about one kilometre around the camp but found only a one kilo packet of oatmeal although three had been taken as +Next morning the party searched for about one kilometre around the camp but found only a one kilo packet of oatmeal although three had been taken as well as a length of salami sausage (and the sleeping bag). So the party packed up and continued on their walk. About two or three km from their campsite they saw something red among the rocks - it was the missing sleeping bag, discarded by the animal as inedible! It had toothmarks on the cover bag but was not otherwise damaged. What a relief for Stuart! No food, however, was found. The animal that dragged the sleeping bag all that distance must have felt rather disappointed. 
-well as a length of salami sausage (and the sleeping bag). So the party +
-packed up and continued on their walk. About two or three km from their +
-campsite they saw something red among the rocks - it was the missing sleeping +
-bag, discarded by the animal as inedible! It had toothmarks on the cover +
-!Dab but was not otherwise damaged. What a relief for Stuart! No food, +
-however, was found. The animal that dragged the sleeping bag all that +
-distance must have felt rather disappointed.+
 Considering the toothmarks and location the animal(s) were thought to be dingos. Makes you think, doesn'​t it! Considering the toothmarks and location the animal(s) were thought to be dingos. Makes you think, doesn'​t it!
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-Page 18 The Sydney Bushwalker December 1988 +---- 
-FOOTNOTES + 
-- 0 A story which deserves the light of day. +===== Footnotes. ===== 
-On a recent walk with 29 walkers, a combination of SBW and NPA, which finished at about 10 pm or 11 pm only THREE torches were attailable. + 
-See the note below on Christmas presents. +A story which deserves the light of day. On a recent walk with 29 walkers, a combination of SBW and NPA, which finished at about 10 pm or 11 pm only THREE torches were available. See the note below on Christmas presents. 
-Christmas presents for bushwalkers. If 1, you're quick and nimble there is still time to + 
-knit the balaclava that was in the November magazine. A torch seems to be +Christmas presents for bushwalkers. If you're quick and nimble there is still time to knit the balaclava that was in the November magazine. A torch seems to be a good idea for many of us. They need only be small, a couple of size AA batteries is the norm. Prices range from about $2 at Woollies up to about $40 for a metal cased torch with super bulb. 
-a good idea for many of us. They need only be small, a couple of size AA + 
-batteries is the norm. Prices range from about $2 at Woollies up to about $40 for a metal cased torch with super bulb. +Another possible present is the publication "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond";​ talk to Helen Gray about this. Alex Colley is selling the annual best seller and in high demand "​Wilderness Callender"​. Club T-shirts are still available and at $7 each are good value. A limited number of copies of our megga best seller "The Sydney Bush Walkers, the First Sixty Years" are still available. These make excellent presents. 
-Another possible present is the publication "​Fitzroy Falls and Beyond";​ talk to Helen Gray about this. Alex Colley is selling the annual best seller + 
-and in high demand "​Wilderness Callender"​. Club T-shirts are stn.l available +The search for other club rooms continues. Two were inspected on 23 November, together they were of the following: too big, too small, too dear, too noisy, too far from trains and too bad for parking. 
-and at $7 each are good value. A limited number of copies of our megga best seller "The Sydney Bush Walkers, the First Sixty Years" + 
-are still available. These make excellent presents. +The status of our serials is as follows: The Parley Vous Bush Walking team having exhausted all their francs hard earned and time valuable fly back to the smoke blue just before they were about to fall victim to the languor South Seas and so this epic writing is completed. On the other side of the world "When a Girl Marries (an Englishman and has to go walking if the UK)" continues over the hills and dales drinking scrumpy, worst bitter and eating cold meat pies. 
-The search for other club rooms continues. Two were inspected on 23 November, together they were of the following: too big, too small, too dear, too noisy, too far from trains and too bad for parking. + 
-The status of our serials is as follows: The Parley Vous Bush Walking team having exhausted all their francs hard earned and time valuable fly back to the smoke blue +What you missed. The meeting with the Minister for the Environment. Eighty-four members packed the Clubroom for our "Meet the Minister"​ meeting. A sight to behold. Eighty-four SBW's scrubbed, polished and dressed up and well-behaved. Standing up to formally welcome the Minister, then sitting and paying full attention to the questions and answers. 
-' ​just before they were about to fall victim to the languor South Seas and so this epic writing is completed. On the other side of fhe world "When a Girl Marries (an Englishman and has to go walking if the UK)" continues over the hills and dales drinking scrumpy, worst bitter and eating..- cold meat pies. + 
-O WHAT YOU MISSED. The meeting with the Minister for the Environment. Eighty-four members packed the Clubroom for our "Meet the Minister"​ meeting. A sight to behold. Eighty-four SBW's scrubbed, polished and dressed up +What you should not miss. The Christmas party on 21 December. Come early with a plate of goodies, sweet or savoury, and leave late. If you only go on walks and never to the Clubroom this is your opportunity to show others that you do have more clothing than just that old pair of shorts, that you do scrub-up well and look fine in a dress or long trousers as the case may be. 
-and well-behaved. Standing up to formally welcome the Minister, then sitting and paying full attention to the questions and answers. +
-0 WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT MISS. The Christmas +
-party on 21 December. Come early with a plate of goodies, sweet or savoury, and leave late. +
-If you only go on walks and never to the Clubroom this is your opportunity to show others that +
-,​....v/​J4 ​you do have more clothing than just that old +
-1% +
-pair of shorts, that you do scrub-up well and look fine in a dress or long trousers as the case may be.+
 And the Club provides the drinks!! And the Club provides the drinks!!
-MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL 
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 +Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
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