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 Note: All Club workers are honorary. * Indicates members of Committee. Note: All Club workers are honorary. * Indicates members of Committee.
  
-Annual ​Subscritptions ​- See Page 14.+Annual ​Subscriptions ​- See Page 14.
  
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 It will be a real tug when on the fifth day the party descends again below the snowline to the welcoming embrace of the local sandflies. But before that they will have further magnificent views along the Pleasant Range and a very rapid descent off it. It will be a real tug when on the fifth day the party descends again below the snowline to the welcoming embrace of the local sandflies. But before that they will have further magnificent views along the Pleasant Range and a very rapid descent off it.
  
-For me the time around Loch Roe was the best part of the trip but there was more, much more, to come. The trip to Dusky Sound was interesting with more mud than before but relief from the sandflies gained with a row in the hut boat up Supper Cove. Perhaps they have luck with fiehing ​- the fish fall on the hook here.+For me the time around Loch Roe was the best part of the trip but there was more, much more, to come. The trip to Dusky Sound was interesting with more mud than before but relief from the sandflies gained with a row in the hut boat up Supper Cove. Perhaps they have luck with fishing ​- the fish fall on the hook here.
  
 The next day should bring more fishing - then the next day, perhaps sick of fish they'​ll retrace their steps to Loch Maree Hut. They could perhaps continue the same day to Kintail Hut via a very confusing sphagnum bog. The mud only gets worse! The next day should bring more fishing - then the next day, perhaps sick of fish they'​ll retrace their steps to Loch Maree Hut. They could perhaps continue the same day to Kintail Hut via a very confusing sphagnum bog. The mud only gets worse!
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 === Footwear. === === Footwear. ===
  
-__Sandshoes__. Dunlop Volleys with the disinctive ​small herringbone patterned sole. These provide excellent grip on rocks especially for extended creek and river walking whereby you are constantly in and out of water. They are generally light and comfortable for ridge and track walking. It is best to buy them one to two sizes too big as the uppers tend to shrink when wet.+__Sandshoes__. Dunlop Volleys with the distinctive ​small herringbone patterned sole. These provide excellent grip on rocks especially for extended creek and river walking whereby you are constantly in and out of water. They are generally light and comfortable for ridge and track walking. It is best to buy them one to two sizes too big as the uppers tend to shrink when wet.
  
 __Joggers__. Pumas, Dunlop KT26. These have a chunky tread pattern and provide good grip on __dry__ rocks. They are usually light and comfortable and provide good foot support for ridge and track walking. __Joggers__. Pumas, Dunlop KT26. These have a chunky tread pattern and provide good grip on __dry__ rocks. They are usually light and comfortable and provide good foot support for ridge and track walking.
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 === Closed cell foam sleeping mats. === === Closed cell foam sleeping mats. ===
  
-The extra long thicker types are suitable for sleeping on snow. A shorter and thinner one will still provide excellent insulation and comfort. Beware some cheaper mats are not closed cell foam and will not perform adequately. Always try to pack your "​foamie"​ into your pack - it wil get damaged when walking in scrub if left outside and will also protect the contents of your pack to some extent.+The extra long thicker types are suitable for sleeping on snow. A shorter and thinner one will still provide excellent insulation and comfort. Beware some cheaper mats are not closed cell foam and will not perform adequately. Always try to pack your "​foamie"​ into your pack - it will get damaged when walking in scrub if left outside and will also protect the contents of your pack to some extent.
  
 === Marking. === === Marking. ===
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-=== Addtional ​walk on Autumn Walk Program. ===+=== Additional ​walk on Autumn Walk Program. ===
  
 Please add the following day walk to your Autumn Walks Program:- Please add the following day walk to your Autumn Walks Program:-
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 There were no further incidents as we moved along the track past Mount Goondel, Mount Savage and down Lannigan'​s Spur to the Kowmung. There was some debate about whether water from the Kowmung was fit to drink. Everyone decided that it was and showed the courage of their convictions by drinking large quantities. Almost immediately afterwards we found a good reason for not drinking Kowmung water - one very sick Hereford apparently shot in the jaw. There were no further incidents as we moved along the track past Mount Goondel, Mount Savage and down Lannigan'​s Spur to the Kowmung. There was some debate about whether water from the Kowmung was fit to drink. Everyone decided that it was and showed the courage of their convictions by drinking large quantities. Almost immediately afterwards we found a good reason for not drinking Kowmung water - one very sick Hereford apparently shot in the jaw.
  
-We then did some rock climbing up a ridge forming a neck to Billy'​s Point. The rocks seemed to be of the consistency of crumbly breakfast cereal biscuits. Just as we were enjoying our elation at surviving the climb, ​Jdhn Redfern pricked our respective balloons by telling us that a much safer route had been worked out but we had blundered on without waiting for the good word. Chastened, we scuttled downstream to a campsite at the junction of Shadforth Gully and the Kowmung.+We then did some rock climbing up a ridge forming a neck to Billy'​s Point. The rocks seemed to be of the consistency of crumbly breakfast cereal biscuits. Just as we were enjoying our elation at surviving the climb, ​John Redfern pricked our respective balloons by telling us that a much safer route had been worked out but we had blundered on without waiting for the good word. Chastened, we scuttled downstream to a campsite at the junction of Shadforth Gully and the Kowmung.
  
 Sunday... We left about 8 am and making frequent river crossings we passed over the hallowed ground of Murdoch Point and then on to Church Creek. There was some dispute as to the identity of Church Creek but let it be remembered that Redfern was right. It was here that while wading across the river, Greta fell in. The rest of us didn't laugh (well, not too loudly). After all, we might have been next. Sunday... We left about 8 am and making frequent river crossings we passed over the hallowed ground of Murdoch Point and then on to Church Creek. There was some dispute as to the identity of Church Creek but let it be remembered that Redfern was right. It was here that while wading across the river, Greta fell in. The rest of us didn't laugh (well, not too loudly). After all, we might have been next.
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 +===== Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs NSW -  Report Of February Meeting. =====
  
-FEDERATION OF BUSHWALK INC CLUBS NSW -  Report of February Meeting 
 by Spiro Hajinakitas by Spiro Hajinakitas
-Incorportation/Insurance. Federation is taking the preliminary steps towards incorporation as an Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984 and for this purpose:- + 
-(1) Authorise the preparation of a new set of rules based on the Model Rules of the Act +=== Incorporation/​Insurance. ​=== 
-(2) Call a general meeting of members on 18th April 1989 to consider a special resolution to adopt the new rules and proceed with incorporation. Motion Carried. + 
-Correspondence. Discussion of (1) NPWS draft plan Kanagra Boyd N.P. management plan. +Federation is taking the preliminary steps towards incorporation as an Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984 and for this purpose:- 
-(2) Geehi Bushwalkers want to incorporate. ​(3) South East Forest Alliance - woodchipping. +  ​- ​Authorise the preparation of a new set of rules based on the Model Rules of the Act 
-(4) Hon. Tim Moore - additions planned to NSW national parks. ​(5) Invitation to exhibit +  ​- ​Call a general meeting of members on 18th April 1989 to consider a special resolution to adopt the new rules and proceed with incorporation. Motion Carried. 
-at 1989 Nat. Sports Exhibition 4-lo Sept. at Homebush Sports Centre. + 
-Conservation. Discussion of (1) Deua Wilderness proposal. ​(2) Diamond Creek - intended +=== Correspondence. ​=== 
-logging. ​(3) WArragamba ​Dam - second stage, the spillway, has been completed. ​(4) Northern + 
-Rivers Bushwalkers to be contacted re north coast development. +Discussion of
-Search & Rescue. Fundraising weekend 18/19 February at the Three Sisters and Echo Point, Katoomba, raised $2205.76. Thanks to the helpers who collected and the public for the money. + 
-* * * * * * * * * * +  - NPWS draft plan Kanagra Boyd N.P. management plan. 
-NEW MEMBER. Please add the following name to your List of Members:- +  ​- ​Geehi Bushwalkers want to incorporate. 
-MacFarlane, Karen, 7 Hinkler Street, Greenwich, 2065 Phone 438 5774 +  - South East Forest Alliance - woodchipping. 
-BELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH +  ​- ​Hon. Tim Moore - additions planned to NSW national parks. 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI +  - Invitation to exhibit at 1989 Nat. Sports Exhibition 4-10 Sept. at Homebush Sports Centre. 
-047-87 8366 + 
-KANANGRA BOYD +=== Conservation. ​=== 
-UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS + 
-SIX FOOT TRACK +Discussion of
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT + 
-Share the Fare Competitive Rates +  - Deua Wilderness proposal. 
-March 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 13 +  - Diamond Creek - intended logging. 
-THE FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING +  - Warragamba ​Dam - second stage, the spillway, has been completed.  
-6/ Barry Wallace+  - Northern ​Rivers Bushwalkers to be contacted re north coast development. 
 + 
 +=== Search & Rescue. ​=== 
 + 
 +Fundraising weekend 18/19 February at the Three Sisters and Echo Point, Katoomba, raised $2205.76. Thanks to the helpers who collected and the public for the money. 
 + 
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 +=== New Member=== 
 + 
 +Please add the following name to your List of Members:- 
 + 
 +MacFarlane, Karen, 7 Hinkler Street, Greenwich, 2065Phone 438 5774. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=== Belvedere Taxis Blackheath. === 
 + 
 +10 seater mini bus taxi. 047-87 8366. 
 + 
 +Kanangra BoydUpper Blue Mountains. Six Foot Track
 + 
 +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk by prior arrangement. 
 + 
 +Share the fare - competitive rates. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== The February January Meeting. ===== 
 + 
 +By Barry Wallace 
 The meeting began at around 2012 with some 25 or so members present and the President in the chair. There were apologies from Deborah Shapira and Spiro Hajinakitas. The meeting began at around 2012 with some 25 or so members present and the President in the chair. There were apologies from Deborah Shapira and Spiro Hajinakitas.
 +
 The Minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with practically no matters arising. The Minutes of last month'​s meeting were read and received, with practically no matters arising.
-Correspondence brought a letter from the Federal Department of Primary Industry and the Environment replying to our much earlier letter regarding the Lemonthyme Forest. For our effort we got a long and winding response which did not seem to.lead anywhere in particular. There was also a letter from the N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service regarding the proposed plan of management for the Kanangra Boyd National Park and inviting submissions. This will be passed to the Hon. Conservation Secretary so if you want to have a say, talk to + 
-Alex. A letter from A.N.U. gave notice of a proposed conference on guardia infection and +Correspondence brought a letter from the Federal Department of Primary Industry and the Environment replying to our much earlier letter regarding the Lemonthyme Forest. For our effort we got a long and winding response which did not seem to lead anywhere in particular. There was also a letter from the N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service regarding the proposed plan of management for the Kanangra Boyd National Park and inviting submissions. This will be passed to the Hon. Conservation Secretary so if you want to have a say, talk to Alex. A letter from A.N.U. gave notice of a proposed conference on guardia infection and its likely impact on the community. 
-its likely impact on the community. + 
-There was also a letter from a former member, Peggy Barker, saying how much she had enjoyed the ABC program on bushwalking in earlier times. (If you don't know what that is +There was also a letter from a former member, Peggy Barker, saying how much she had enjoyed the ABC program on bushwalking in earlier times. (If you don't know what that is about, go back and re-read last month'​s magazine.) A letter from the N.S.W. Roads and Traffic Authority regarding roads in the Pennant Hills area left us somewhat mystified but did complete the correspondence. 
-about, go back and re-read last month'​s magazine.) A letter from the N.S.W. Roads and Traffic Authority regarding roads in the Pennant Hills area left us somewhat mystified but did complete the correspondence.+
 The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $2318, acquired income of $301 and closed with a balance of $1190 in round figures. The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $2318, acquired income of $301 and closed with a balance of $1190 in round figures.
 +
 So then it was on, on, at a maddening pace to the Walks Report. The weekend of January 20,21,22 saw Ian Debert cancel his McArthurs Flat trip and David Rostron cancel his Kowmung River swimming trip. Not a propitious start to the month. Gordon Lee reported 10 on his Kalang Falls abseiling trip on the Saturday and the same number, although not necessarily the same people, doing Wallara Canyon on the Sunday. They reported one near miss (unspecified) involving Chris Perry. Maurie Bloom'​s day walk from Waterfall to Waterfall had a troupe of 31, so-so weather, and went well. So then it was on, on, at a maddening pace to the Walks Report. The weekend of January 20,21,22 saw Ian Debert cancel his McArthurs Flat trip and David Rostron cancel his Kowmung River swimming trip. Not a propitious start to the month. Gordon Lee reported 10 on his Kalang Falls abseiling trip on the Saturday and the same number, although not necessarily the same people, doing Wallara Canyon on the Sunday. They reported one near miss (unspecified) involving Chris Perry. Maurie Bloom'​s day walk from Waterfall to Waterfall had a troupe of 31, so-so weather, and went well.
-Over the Australia Day weekend Carol Bruce had a party of 7 enjoying four days of magnificent fine alpine weather on her Kosciusko N.P. walk, and Wendy Aliano led a late scheduled trip to the Main Range area in similar conditions. George Walton'​s ​KoWmung ​River trip was cancelled. Jim Callaway submitted a report which timed his Waterfall to Otford walk down to the last minute but curiously enough reported the number present as 10 or 11. There was also a supplementary report to the effect that the leader ate a cheese sandwich for lunch. Alan Mewett reported 17 on his Paton9a ​Creek walk. His timing was thrown out somewhat by a party which exhibited an unusually broad range of walking speeds. They were also forced to change the route to allow for tides in the creek. + 
-February 3,4,5 saw Greta Davis with a strong party of 12 on her Constance Gorge walk. The weather was overcast with some rain and the party were back at the cars and away to the tea rooms by 1530. Jan Mohandas had 11 on his Glenbrook Creek trip but there were no further details. ​Jim Percy'​s Waterfall to Engadine trip attracted 11 starters, and completed the Walks Report which was followed by the screening of slides taken on a recent walk.+Over the Australia Day weekend Carol Bruce had a party of 7 enjoying four days of magnificent fine alpine weather on her Kosciusko N.P. walk, and Wendy Aliano led a late scheduled trip to the Main Range area in similar conditions. George Walton'​s ​Kowmung ​River trip was cancelled. Jim Callaway submitted a report which timed his Waterfall to Otford walk down to the last minute but curiously enough reported the number present as 10 or 11. There was also a supplementary report to the effect that the leader ate a cheese sandwich for lunch. Alan Mewett reported 17 on his Patonga ​Creek walk. His timing was thrown out somewhat by a party which exhibited an unusually broad range of walking speeds. They were also forced to change the route to allow for tides in the creek. 
 + 
 +February 3,4,5 saw Greta Davis with a strong party of 12 on her Constance Gorge walk. The weather was overcast with some rain and the party were back at the cars and away to the tea rooms by 1530. Jan Mohandas had 11 on his Glenbrook Creek trip but there were no further details. Jim Percy'​s Waterfall to Engadine trip attracted 11 starters, and completed the Walks Report which was followed by the screening of slides taken on a recent walk. 
 There was no Federation Report or Conservation Report and there was no General Business. The Club will need a new Transport Officer. Barrie Murdoch will take on the job for the time being but are there any volunteers? There was no Federation Report or Conservation Report and there was no General Business. The Club will need a new Transport Officer. Barrie Murdoch will take on the job for the time being but are there any volunteers?
 +
 Those present were saddened to hear of the death of member Heather Williams after a long period of illness. Those present were saddened to hear of the death of member Heather Williams after a long period of illness.
 +
 The meeting closed at 2109. The meeting closed at 2109.
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-MEMORIAL SERVICE+---- 
 + 
 +=== Memorial Service. === 
 At a Memorial Service for the late Wal Roots at St. Andrews Church, Wahroonga, on 3rd March, more than 200 people were present, including five of his children, ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchilren,​ and many bushwalking friends. At a Memorial Service for the late Wal Roots at St. Andrews Church, Wahroonga, on 3rd March, more than 200 people were present, including five of his children, ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchilren,​ and many bushwalking friends.
 +
 Members of SBW extend their deep sympathy to Wal's widow, Miriam. Members of SBW extend their deep sympathy to Wal's widow, Miriam.
-Page 14 The Sydney Bushwalker March 1989 + 
-FOOTNOTES ​ +---- 
-The dangers of bushwalking. Not only Lyme disease but now Ross River fever to stop you in your tracks. A debilitating disease spread by the humble mosquito that can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome (and I thought I was just overworked). The disease has spread southwards from Queensland, beautiful one day, very tired the next, to Pdrt Stevens, Gosford and the south coast. Maybe it would be better to stay at home! + 
-On 16 April 1989 the National Parks & Wildlife Service are holding a seminar on rock- climbing and canyoning. The public management seminar will discuss all aspects of these adventure activities. Contact the Secretary if you think you must attend; places are limited and the Committee has organised official delegates already. +===== Footnotes. ===== 
-o NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS ​- Please take note of these important changes:- + 
-BILL CAPON - 398 7820 (his new address will be in next month'​s magazine). ​SPIRO HAJINAKITAS ​- 332 3452 (our new Treasurer!). +The dangers of bushwalking. Not only Lyme disease but now Ross River fever to stop you in your tracks. A debilitating disease spread by the humble mosquito that can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome (and I thought I was just overworked). The disease has spread southwards from Queensland, beautiful one day, very tired the next, to Port Stevens, Gosford and the south coast. Maybe it would be better to stay at home! 
-COL IN BARNES ​- 905 5165. Please advise the Membership Sec. of,any 9ther changes. + 
-1st March was the last meeting of the present Committee. Appearing in print soon will be an introductory booklet for new members. This will answer a lot of the questions and quell a lot of the worries that our new members might have until they get their bush legs. Another document is the guidelines for the management of the Club. This has collected and collated all those pieces of knowledge, information and history which to now have existed as an oral set of guidelines. On the conservation front there have been some very encouraging developments of late. Of this more next month when Alex will give us a Conservation update. +On 16 April 1989 the National Parks & Wildlife Service are holding a seminar on rock-climbing and canyoning. The public management seminar will discuss all aspects of these adventure activities. Contact the Secretary if you think you must attend; places are limited and the Committee has organised official delegates already. 
-The coming Social Program looks good. In March we have the Parlez Vous Bushwalking team; first we had the book now we get the movie, actually slides. Then in the same blue vein a wine and cheese night. In April trekking in PNG and Indonesia on one night and the Bush Rock Cafe on another. In May the "When a girl marries an Englishman"​ team gives its visual version of their epic saga of walking in Britain, Norway and America. May ends with a glow as young Ben Esgate talks on BUSHFIRES. Ben is very experienced in the ways of the bush and in his talk he will pass on some of the vast knowledge and experience he has gained over many years. "​Ben'​s Bushfires"​ is a must for all, from green novice to the very experienced. Come along, fill the hall, overload the catering arrangements,​ learn heaps and surprise the Social Secretary. + 
-What's in a name. Enough it seems to whet Colin Barnes'​ geographic appetite and put him into a research mode. An article soon? +New telephone numbers ​- Please take note of these important changes:- 
-What you missed last month. Maps and Mapmaking attracted a large crowd of attentive members. The CMA should be complimented on their presentation. +Bill Capon - 398 7820 (his new address will be in next month'​s magazine). ​Spiro Hajinakitas ​- 332 3452 (our new Treasurer!). ​Colin Barnes ​- 905 5165. Please advise the Membership Sec. of any other changes. 
- The Annual General Meeting has been held and we now have a new Committee and Office Bearers. + 
-We also have a new Editor to uphold the traditions of 57 years of The Sydney Bushwalker. These could be the last Footnotes, it all depends on the Editor. +1st March was the last meeting of the present Committee. Appearing in print soon will be an introductory booklet for new members. This will answer a lot of the questions and quell a lot of the worries that our new members might have until they get their bush legs. Another document is the guidelines for the management of the Club. This has collected and collated all those pieces of knowledge, information and history which to now have existed as an oral set of guidelines. On the conservation front there have been some very encouraging developments of late. Of this more next month when Alex will give us a Conservation update. 
-Keep the articles flowing in. For example soon, very soon we can expect Wayne Steel'​s dingo story. + 
-3141 41 I* +The coming Social Program looks good. In March we have the Parlez Vous Bushwalking team; first we had the book now we get the movie, actually slides. Then in the same blue vein a wine and cheese night. In April trekking in PNG and Indonesia on one night and the Bush Rock Cafe on another. In May the "When a girl marries an Englishman"​ team gives its visual version of their epic saga of walking in Britain, Norway and America. May ends with a glow as young Ben Esgate talks on bushfires. Ben is very experienced in the ways of the bush and in his talk he will pass on some of the vast knowledge and experience he has gained over many years. "​Ben'​s Bushfires"​ is a must for all, from green novice to the very experienced. Come along, fill the hall, overload the catering arrangements,​ learn heaps and surprise the Social Secretary. 
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ​- 1989+ 
 +What's in a name. Enough it seems to whet Colin Barnes'​ geographic appetite and put him into a research mode. An article soon? 
 + 
 +What you missed last month. Maps and Mapmaking attracted a large crowd of attentive members. The CMA should be complimented on their presentation. 
 + 
 +The Annual General Meeting has been held and we now have a new Committee and Office Bearers. We also have a new Editor to uphold the traditions of 57 years of The Sydney Bushwalker. These could be the last Footnotes, it all depends on the Editor. 
 + 
 +Keep the articles flowing in. For example soon, very soon we can expect Wayne Steel'​s dingo story. 
 + 
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 +=== Annual Subscriptions ​- 1989. === 
 The following annual subscriptions were decided at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 8th March 1989:- The following annual subscriptions were decided at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 8th March 1989:-
-Single active member $25 Household (Single plus $15 for each extra person) 
-Non-active member $ 6 
-IT U 11 plus magazine $18 
-Magazine subscription only $12 
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 +  * Single active member $25
 +  * Household (Single plus $15 for each extra person)
 +  * Non-active member $ 6
 +  * Non-active member plus magazine $18
 +  * Magazine subscription only $12
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