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 It is said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well, here is one old dog who is about to learn the trick of editing. It is said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well, here is one old dog who is about to learn the trick of editing.
  
-'The Sydney Bushwalker'​ has had many witty and erudite editors in th past. Jim Brown, Helen Gray and Alec Colley to name but a few. Patrick James has had to retire from this particular field of battle, so I'm picking up his pen, (reputed to be mightier than a sword,) and soldiering on.+'The Sydney Bushwalker'​ has had many witty and erudite editors in the past. Jim Brown, Helen Gray and Alec Colley to name but a few. Patrick James has had to retire from this particular field of battle, so I'm picking up his pen, (reputed to be mightier than a sword,) and soldiering on.
  
 Now, did any of you have a good trip over Easter? If you did, tell me about it, I'd love to hear the details. Now, did any of you have a good trip over Easter? If you did, tell me about it, I'd love to hear the details.
  
-I walked through part of Kanagra-Boyd at Easter, one of my favourite places. Glad it has been reprieved from the threatened ​transmissio ​line. All thanks to our friends the Battling Greenies. Such intrusions in a National Park are to be fought at all costs, as even the smallest ​developmentl ​sets a dangerous precedent for larger ones to follow. The old case of "give 'em an inch and they'​ll take an ell, and it may be the 'ell of a lot you will never recover"​!+I walked through part of Kanangra-Boyd at Easter, one of my favourite places. Glad it has been reprieved from the threatened ​transmission ​line. All thanks to our friends the Battling Greenies. Such intrusions in a National Park are to be fought at all costs, as even the smallest ​development ​sets a dangerous precedent for larger ones to follow. The old case of "give 'em an inch and they'​ll take an ell, and it may be the 'ell of a lot you will never recover"​!
  
 See you on the track ... See you on the track ...
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 Submitted by Dot Butler Submitted by Dot Butler
  
-Who walks with memories never feels alonne,\\+Who walks with memories never feels alone,\\
 His constant comrades are the moon and sun,\\ His constant comrades are the moon and sun,\\
 Shared bushland walks recalls the friends now gone,\\ Shared bushland walks recalls the friends now gone,\\
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 Having attained our initial objective, we departed Wilsons Bight via the South West Cape Range to Window Pane Bay. This was a great day of extended ridge walking, with land and sea spread out before us. This culminated in a tremendous beach with good surfing and great views of the cape itself. Having attained our initial objective, we departed Wilsons Bight via the South West Cape Range to Window Pane Bay. This was a great day of extended ridge walking, with land and sea spread out before us. This culminated in a tremendous beach with good surfing and great views of the cape itself.
  
-Next day was on to Noyhener Beach followed by a day trip to Stephens Beach, Going Hill and Spain Bay. We spent the day catching ocean perch, NOT catching rock lobsters, calculating the size of an aboriginal midden (100 people x 3,000 years of eating), admiring great views and practicing ​the Tigersnake Tapdance.+Next day was on to Noyhener Beach followed by a day trip to Stephens Beach, Going Hill and Spain Bay. We spent the day catching ocean perch, NOT catching rock lobsters, calculating the size of an aboriginal midden (100 people x 3,000 years of eating), admiring great views and practising ​the Tigersnake Tapdance.
  
 The last day of the circuit back to Melaleuca was on and full of challenge. This section involved mostly trackless walking across a number of parallel ranges, through creeks, across great plains and avoiding numerous swamps. Everyone enjoyed the freedom of making our own route and it was a tired but satisfied group which collected the food parcels at Melaleuca. The night was spent in style in the Charles King Memorial Hut, chatting with the friendly and knowledgeable Ranger. The last day of the circuit back to Melaleuca was on and full of challenge. This section involved mostly trackless walking across a number of parallel ranges, through creeks, across great plains and avoiding numerous swamps. Everyone enjoyed the freedom of making our own route and it was a tired but satisfied group which collected the food parcels at Melaleuca. The night was spent in style in the Charles King Memorial Hut, chatting with the friendly and knowledgeable Ranger.
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 We are told that the logging in Mount Yengo National Park has (finally) been stopped. After a lot of angry protests from conservation groups, less-than-flattering publicity and denials that it was taking place at all. Walking in this park is pleasant, despite the lack of water, as it is mostly open country. There is a shelf-like camp site halfway up Yengo which gives splendid views - enough to compensate for the need to carry water. We are told that the logging in Mount Yengo National Park has (finally) been stopped. After a lot of angry protests from conservation groups, less-than-flattering publicity and denials that it was taking place at all. Walking in this park is pleasant, despite the lack of water, as it is mostly open country. There is a shelf-like camp site halfway up Yengo which gives splendid views - enough to compensate for the need to carry water.
  
-Conservation groups are planning a submission to have the Blue Mountains National Park listed as a World Heritage area. Hopefully that should give it some safeguard against the rampant development which is currently taking place. ​Thw whole of the northern escarpment around Jamison Valley is now a mass of buildings. This is all too obvious when looking across the valley from Mount Solitary.+Conservation groups are planning a submission to have the Blue Mountains National Park listed as a World Heritage area. Hopefully that should give it some safeguard against the rampant development which is currently taking place. ​The whole of the northern escarpment around Jamison Valley is now a mass of buildings. This is all too obvious when looking across the valley from Mount Solitary.
  
 Business people in the Katoomba / Leura / Wentworth Falls megopolis vow they are trying to attract more tourists to view the '​unique'​ beauty of the Blue Mountains. There is nothing '​unique'​ or particularly beautiful about a solid mass of buildings. Unless some restraint is put on this "​unplanned towning"​ it will destroy the very beauty which has always attracted tourists in the past. Business people in the Katoomba / Leura / Wentworth Falls megopolis vow they are trying to attract more tourists to view the '​unique'​ beauty of the Blue Mountains. There is nothing '​unique'​ or particularly beautiful about a solid mass of buildings. Unless some restraint is put on this "​unplanned towning"​ it will destroy the very beauty which has always attracted tourists in the past.
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 === Note from Committee. === === Note from Committee. ===
  
-Carol Bruce, the elected ​Somial ​Secretary, is not able to carry on with that job, and at the April Committee meeting another Social Secretary was appointed - Dot Butler. Other Committee members will help with the supper arrangements. The first time Doi became a committee member was 52 years ago!+Carol Bruce, the elected ​Social ​Secretary, is not able to carry on with that job, and at the April Committee meeting another Social Secretary was appointed - Dot Butler. Other Committee members will help with the supper arrangements. The first time Dot became a committee member was 52 years ago!
  
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 First light on Monday saw us away. Our purpose was to find a slot that Phil Butt had once used to descend to Green Wattle Creek after crossing Bimlow Tableland from Lacy's Creek. The sunrise highlighted the great fog coverage over the lake. Later it illuminated the vast Green Wattle valley and we could see the whole of the massive Broken Rock Range in isolation. First light on Monday saw us away. Our purpose was to find a slot that Phil Butt had once used to descend to Green Wattle Creek after crossing Bimlow Tableland from Lacy's Creek. The sunrise highlighted the great fog coverage over the lake. Later it illuminated the vast Green Wattle valley and we could see the whole of the massive Broken Rock Range in isolation.
  
-The going was slow, we reached a slot that exactly fitted the description given by Phil. It proved to be a good way down through the cliff lines and probably not used since Phil was there, as it was knee-deep in leaves. We had an early lunch on Green Wattle Creek, then climbed through a saddle underneath Black Coola on the end of Broken Rock Range. It was 4.30 pm when we reached Butcher'​s Creek. Of the twelve ​hourse ​since we had risen, probably ten had been spent walking and we were ready to stop. We found a good flat camp spot. I noticed Ray seemed to be guarding the only ditch and I thought he was going to put his tent over it! Actually he was putting the fire there.+The going was slow, we reached a slot that exactly fitted the description given by Phil. It proved to be a good way down through the cliff lines and probably not used since Phil was there, as it was knee-deep in leaves. We had an early lunch on Green Wattle Creek, then climbed through a saddle underneath Black Coola on the end of Broken Rock Range. It was 4.30 pm when we reached Butcher'​s Creek. Of the twelve ​hours since we had risen, probably ten had been spent walking and we were ready to stop. We found a good flat camp spot. I noticed Ray seemed to be guarding the only ditch and I thought he was going to put his tent over it! Actually he was putting the fire there.
  
 David and I were awakened on the Tuesday morning, before 5.00 am, by that terrible sound of breaking sticks. Ray, who had an alarm watch, and seemed to like getting up early, was busy with the fire. We thought we would let him get it well established,​ however our consciences soon forced us out as we had another long day ahead. David and I were awakened on the Tuesday morning, before 5.00 am, by that terrible sound of breaking sticks. Ray, who had an alarm watch, and seemed to like getting up early, was busy with the fire. We thought we would let him get it well established,​ however our consciences soon forced us out as we had another long day ahead.
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 The meeting commenced at 10.30 am and proceeded in an informal manner allowing an exchange of information rather than by regulated agenda. The meeting commenced at 10.30 am and proceeded in an informal manner allowing an exchange of information rather than by regulated agenda.
  
-The NPWS is keen to establish a practical relationship with representative bodies of various 'park users' such as lessees, four-wheel ​dirve clubs, ski clubs, commercial enterprises,​ bushwalking clubs, etc. The NPWS objective is for direct ​liason ​to effectively deal with problems and other matters that are important to those involved with National Parks.+The NPWS is keen to establish a practical relationship with representative bodies of various 'park users' such as lessees, four-wheel ​drive clubs, ski clubs, commercial enterprises,​ bushwalking clubs, etc. The NPWS objective is for direct ​liaison ​to effectively deal with problems and other matters that are important to those involved with National Parks.
  
 The presentation of 'Plan of Management'​ reports is to be drastically changed. Instead of the extensive, vague and costly publications previously available, a compact, implicit document will be presented. It is intended that the contained policy be comprehensive to ensure that future intrusions of major works (roads, dams, mines, etc) will not occur. The presentation of 'Plan of Management'​ reports is to be drastically changed. Instead of the extensive, vague and costly publications previously available, a compact, implicit document will be presented. It is intended that the contained policy be comprehensive to ensure that future intrusions of major works (roads, dams, mines, etc) will not occur.
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-Bill Capon'​s Shoalhaven walk on 12/14th May according to Bill after a recohnaissance ​should be classifed ​MEDIUM - HISTORICAL with occasional steep slopes and patches of scrub.+Bill Capon'​s Shoalhaven walk on 12/14th May according to Bill after a reconnaissance ​should be classified ​MEDIUM - HISTORICAL with occasional steep slopes and patches of scrub.
  
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 +===== The Annual General Meeting. =====
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 +by Barry Wallace
 +
 +The meeting began at 2000 with around 40 members present and the President occupying the chair. There were apologies from Greta Davis, Bill and Fran Holland, Ainslie Morris, Jim Oxley, Alan Mewett, Ian Stephens, Wendy Allan and George Gray.
  
-THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
-. by Barry Wallace 
-The meeting began at 2000 with around 40 members present and the President occupying the chair. There were apologies from Greta Davis, Bill and Fran Holland, Ainslie Morris, Jim 
-Oxley, Alan Mewett, Ian Stephens, Wendy Allan and George Gray. 
 The call for new members brought forth Karen McFarlane for welcome in the usual way. Odd, isn't it, the way the President welcomes only the women with a kiss. The call for new members brought forth Karen McFarlane for welcome in the usual way. Odd, isn't it, the way the President welcomes only the women with a kiss.
-The Minutes of the previous A.G.M., ​haing been ratified at the following General Meeting last year, were taken as read, and received. The Minutes of last month'​s General Meeting + 
-were read and received, with no matters arising. +The Minutes of the previous A.G.M., ​having ​been ratified at the following General Meeting last year, were taken as read, and received. The Minutes of last month'​s General Meeting were read and received, with no matters arising. 
-Correspondence was comprised of letters from the Friends of the Kimberleys, from the A.C.F. thanking us for the donation of $1000 allocated to the South-East Forest Alliance, from N.P.W.S. ​' ​regarding a proposed seminar on rock climbing and canyoning in National Parks, from an organisation involved in the restoration of Tin Mines Hut in the Snowies requesting copies of any photos of the hut from around 1936, and a letter from the Royal Australian Ornithological Society re their facility at Barren Grounds Floral Reserve.+ 
 +Correspondence was comprised of letters from the Friends of the Kimberleys, from the A.C.F. thanking us for the donation of $1000 allocated to the South-East Forest Alliance, from N.P.W.S. regarding a proposed seminar on rock climbing and canyoning in National Parks, from an organisation involved in the restoration of Tin Mines Hut in the Snowies requesting copies of any photos of the hut from around 1936, and a letter from the Royal Australian Ornithological Society re their facility at Barren Grounds Floral Reserve. 
 The Annual Reports were taken as read and received. A statement in accordance with the requirements of section 6, subsection 26(6) of the Associations Incorporations Act was presented, taken as read, and received. The Annual Reports were taken as read and received. A statement in accordance with the requirements of section 6, subsection 26(6) of the Associations Incorporations Act was presented, taken as read, and received.
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 The Financial Accounts and statements were taken as read and accepted by the meeting. The Financial Accounts and statements were taken as read and accepted by the meeting.
-The necessary motion was then passed to suspend such of the standing orders as necessary + 
-to permit the election of office bearers to proceed concurrently with the business of the geneial +The necessary motion was then passed to suspend such of the standing orders as necessary to permit the election of office bearers to proceed concurrently with the business of the general ​meeting. Spiro and Jim Percy were elected ​as scrutineers and the elections proceeded. You will have read the results in last month'​s magazine. Narelle Lovell wrote it all up on a blackboard as the meeting progressed. 
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-meeting. Spiro and Jim Percy were as scrutineers and the elections proceeded. You will have read the results in last month'​s magazine. Narelle Lovell wrote it all up on a blackboard as the meeting progressed.+
 On the Treasurer'​s recommendation,​ backed up as it was by a budget for the coming year, the meeting resolved to leave subscriptions at last year's levels. On the Treasurer'​s recommendation,​ backed up as it was by a budget for the coming year, the meeting resolved to leave subscriptions at last year's levels.
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 The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1497 and acquired income of $553 for the month. Closing balance was not available due to the requirement for the auditing of the books. The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1497 and acquired income of $553 for the month. Closing balance was not available due to the requirement for the auditing of the books.
-The Walks Report began with a report of Johnand ​Carol'​s extended walk in the South Island of New Zealand. It seems they ran into a spell of fine, sunny weather, quite unusual for that part of the world. + 
-The weekend of 11,12,13 February saw David McIntosh leading a Gordon Lee trip down Danae Brook. Gordon had double booked, somehow. There were 7 intrepid starters, and in view of +The Walks Report began with a report of John and Carol'​s extended walk in the South Island of New Zealand. It seems they ran into a spell of fine, sunny weather, quite unusual for that part of the world. 
-the high water levels down the canyon and the late arrival at camp that night, they needed to be. You should understand that water depth in Danae is often measured whilst holding the rule horizontal. Ian Debert reported 18 persons, 4 kayaks and 4 canoes on his Kangaroo River + 
-paddling trip. Bob Niven'​s cycling trip had 7 cyclists peddling it around Ku-Ring-Gai Chase. +The weekend of 11,12,13 February saw David McIntosh leading a Gordon Lee trip down Danae Brook. Gordon had double booked, somehow. There were 7 intrepid starters, and in view of the high water levels down the canyon and the late arrival at camp that night, they needed to be. You should understand that water depth in Danae is often measured whilst holding the rule horizontal. Ian Debert reported 18 persons, 4 kayaks and 4 canoes on his Kangaroo River paddling trip. Bob Niven'​s cycling trip had 7 cyclists peddling it around Ku-Ring-Gai Chase. They all retired to Bob's place to cool off at the end of the trip. 
-They all retired to Bob's place to cool off at the end of the trip. + 
-The weekend of 17,18,19 February saw Bob Younger and a company of 19 discovering that the nettles and scrub are flourishing on Danjera Creek and Plateau respectively. Oliver Crawford'​s Colo swimming trip suffered a dearth of both people and cars and was turned into a day walk as a result. There were 8 people on the day walk. Errol Sheedy, who usually leads day walks, had a Saturday morning start for a two-day walk from Waterfall to Heathcote which only attracted 5 walkers. Two Club members, thinking it was a Sunday walk, turned up on Sunday morning and +The weekend of 17,18,19 February saw Bob Younger and a company of 19 discovering that the nettles and scrub are flourishing on Danjera Creek and Plateau respectively. Oliver Crawford'​s Colo swimming trip suffered a dearth of both people and cars and was turned into a day walk as a result. There were 8 people on the day walk. Errol Sheedy, who usually leads day walks, had a Saturday morning start for a two-day walk from Waterfall to Heathcote which only attracted 5 walkers. Two Club members, thinking it was a Sunday walk, turned up on Sunday morning and were puzzled that there was no party on the train. Margaret Reid had 10 adults and 2 kids on what turned out to be her Hazelbrook to Hazelbrook walk, rated by the participants as dead easy. 
-were puzzled that there was no party on the train. Margaret Reid had 10 adults and 2 kids on what turned out to be her Hazelbrook to Hazelbrook walk, rated by the participants as dead easy. + 
-David McIntosh'​s Wollemi trip scheduled for 24,25,26 February did not go, but Jim Percy +David McIntosh'​s Wollemi trip scheduled for 24,25,26 February did not go, but Jim Percy had 12 on his Shoalhaven via Badgery'​s Lookout trip. They reported hot conditions on the Saturday with milder conditions on the Sunday. Alan Mewett led 23 people through train problems and beautiful weather to a successful completion of his Little Wobby, Rocky Ponds trip. 
-had 12 on his Shoalhaven via Badgery'​s Lookout trip. They reported hot conditions on the + 
-Saturday with milder conditions on the Sunday. Alan Mewett led 23 people through train +The first walk on the new program, David (fair weather) Rostron'​s Morong Deep trip saw an hilarious report from a participant who had difficulty understanding why a cascading trip in Morong Deep should spend so much time in the caves around Mount Colboyd with a brief visit to Arabanoo Creek. It was one of those cases where you had to be there. Despite all that, we learned that there were 10 people on the walk. The day walk that weekend saw Maurie ​Bloom conducting a party of 30 on his Audley to Waterfall trip in good weather to end the Walks Reports for this month. 
-problems and beautiful weather to a successful completion of his Little Wobby, Rocky Pdnds trip. +
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-The first walk on the new program, David (fair weather) Rostron'​s Morong Deep trip saw an hilarious report from a participant who had difficulty understanding why a cascading trip in Morong Deep should spend so much time in the caves around Mount Colboyd with a brief visitto Arabanoo Creek. It was one of those cases where you had to be there. Despite all that, +
-we learned that there were 10 people on the walk. The day walk that weekend saw Mauria ​Bloom conducting a party of 30 on his Audley to Waterfall trip in good weather to end the Walks Reports for this month.+
 There was no Federation Report. There was no Federation Report.
-The Conservation Report dealt with the recent declaration of three new Wilderness Areas by the State Government, and the resumption of Kunderung Station. There was also news that the + 
-logging in Yengo National Park which hasn't really been taking place, has now stopped.+The Conservation Report dealt with the recent declaration of three new Wilderness Areas by the State Government, and the resumption of Kunderung Station. There was also news that the logging in Yengo National Park which hasn't really been taking place, has now stopped. 
 General Business brought news of the passing of Wally Roots, an early member of the Club, at the age of 84. General Business brought news of the passing of Wally Roots, an early member of the Club, at the age of 84.
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 Announcements concerned the preparation of an Asset Register for the Club. Anyone in possession of, or knowing the whereabouts of, any items of Club property to the value of greater than $50, please advise the Treasurer. There were also votes of thanks to the Committee and Office Bearers, and to the magazine workers. Announcements concerned the preparation of an Asset Register for the Club. Anyone in possession of, or knowing the whereabouts of, any items of Club property to the value of greater than $50, please advise the Treasurer. There were also votes of thanks to the Committee and Office Bearers, and to the magazine workers.
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 The President closed the meeting at around 2123 with the traditional "Let us re-une"​. The President closed the meeting at around 2123 with the traditional "Let us re-une"​.
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-UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS + 
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-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT + 
-Share the Fare +Pick up anywhere for start or finish of your walk by prior arrangement. 
-Competitive Rates + 
-April 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 13+Share the fare - competitive rates. 
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 +===== The Annual Re-Union. ===== 
 by Helen Gray by Helen Gray
-"As we descended to the creek in happy anticipation,​ the bellbirds were ringing a welcome. Soon in view were the beautiful trees and grassy slopes, spread far and wide with the fhmilinr ​small tents. They eventuabr ​housed 205 bods, whose ages ranged from 8 weeks plus to 80 plus. Is there any other recreation (except eating) which can give pleasure to such a wide age group? If so - name it!"+ 
 +"As we descended to the creek in happy anticipation,​ the bellbirds were ringing a welcome. Soon in view were the beautiful trees and grassy slopes, spread far and wide with the familiar ​small tents. They eventually ​housed 205 bods, whose ages ranged from 8 weeks plus to 80 plus. Is there any other recreation (except eating) which can give pleasure to such a wide age group? If so - name it!" 
 Regretfully,​ this was NOT the 1989 reunion, but that of 1960, as recorded by Val Gilroy when the Club's membership was about 260. That was my first reunion, and I still remember what a joyous occasion it was. Regretfully,​ this was NOT the 1989 reunion, but that of 1960, as recorded by Val Gilroy when the Club's membership was about 260. That was my first reunion, and I still remember what a joyous occasion it was.
-As usual, my chosen campsite was under the Davidson tree, and to my delight, this year it was a mowed campsite! The large mower, hired for the occasion, had a practice run among the trees of the 'high terrace'​ and provided cleared nooks for many tents. Not so lucky were + 
-the 'river flat' dwellers. After a few metres in the very long grass, the mower expired. +As usual, my chosen campsite was under the Davidson tree, and to my delight, this year it was a __mowed__ ​campsite! The large mower, hired for the occasion, had a practice run among the trees of the 'high terrace'​ and provided cleared nooks for many tents. Not so lucky were the 'river flat' dwellers. After a few metres in the very long grass, the mower expired. Although an expert pronounced it dead, a team of keen amateurs tried their unsuccessful best to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, Carol Lubbers armed with her scythe and with Narelle Lovell to help, cleared a huge area of the river flat. A mechanic was heard to grumble - "Next time we'll hire women with scythes, they'​re better than this thing."​ 
-Although an expert pronounced it dead, a team of keen amateurs tried their unsuccessful best to prove him wrong. Meanwhile, Carol Lubbers armed with her scythe and with Narelle Lovell +
-to help, cleared a huge area of the river flat. A mechanic was heard to grumble - "Next time +
-we'll hire women with scythes, they'​re better than this thing."​+
 George Gray wasn't there to get the water running and it was soon realised that he was the only one who accurately knew the pipeline'​s route from the far creek, and the pipe's potential trouble spots. After some frustrating hours Don Finch and John Redfern got the water running. On Sunday, Don led a party on a pipe-line walk, so now it is no longer George'​s or Don's exclusive secret/job. George Gray wasn't there to get the water running and it was soon realised that he was the only one who accurately knew the pipeline'​s route from the far creek, and the pipe's potential trouble spots. After some frustrating hours Don Finch and John Redfern got the water running. On Sunday, Don led a party on a pipe-line walk, so now it is no longer George'​s or Don's exclusive secret/job.
-First, the '​positives'​ of this year's reunion. A magnificent fire `had been built on + 
-the flat below the hut; so well built that it burned all night with hardly any stoking needed. I'm not sure who was responsible. The campfire singing was led vigorously by Barbara Bruce, +First, the '​positives'​ of this year's reunion. A magnificent fire had been built on the flat below the hut; so well built that it burned all night with hardly any stoking needed. I'm not sure who was responsible. The campfire singing was led vigorously by Barbara Bruce, and despite a few raucous interruptions,​ there was a good deal of enthusiastic singing. The sketches were a delight thanks to some clever writing and the enthusiasm of the actors. In "The Dinosaur"​ Dot Butler and Jim Brown (with technical assistance from "Young Edison"​ Finch) revived the long-dead brains of the creature, who then answered a series of "​loaded questions"​ asked by the audience. Despite the alleged brilliance of its dual brain, some of the Dinosaur'​s replies were of questionable logic. 
-and despite a few raucous interruptions,​ there was a good deal of enthusiastic singing. The sketches were a delight thanks to some clever writing and the enthusiasm of the actors. In "The Dinosaur"​ Dot Butler and Jim Brown (with technical assistance from "Young Edison"​ Finch) revived the long-dead brains of the creature, who then answered a series of "​loaded questions"​ asked by the audience. Despite the alleged brilliance of its dual brain, some of the Dinosaur'​s replies were of questionable logic. + 
-Jim then presented an up-dated version of "My Fair Lady" with Jim taking the part of Professsor ​Higgins supported by his Secretary (Barbara Bruce) as Eliza Doolittle, in interviews with two people requiring speech therapy. A budding actor, Wobert Wedford (Frank Rigby) couldn'​t pronounce the letter "​R",​ while Dr. Spooner (Mike Reynolds) had trouble with '!licks and teeches"​ in the Australian bush. Songs using tunes from "My Fair Lady" were embodied in this sketch. +Jim then presented an up-dated version of "My Fair Lady" with Jim taking the part of Professor ​Higgins supported by his Secretary (Barbara Bruce) as Eliza Doolittle, in interviews with two people requiring speech therapy. A budding actor, Wobert Wedford (Frank Rigby) couldn'​t pronounce the letter "​R",​ while Dr. Spooner (Mike Reynolds) had trouble with "licks and teeches"​ in the Australian bush. Songs using tunes from "My Fair Lady" were embodied in this sketch. 
-Mike Reynolds gave us a couple of solos and young Alistair Read (Fazeley'​s nephew) gave us a fine juggling act. To much applause, Sheila Binns was given her Honorary Member'​s + 
-Certificate. No fewer than nine past peesidents ​were there for Don Finch'​s inauguration as +Mike Reynolds gave us a couple of solos and young Alistair Read (Fazeley'​s nephew) gave us a fine juggling act. To much applause, Sheila Binns was given her Honorary Member'​s Certificate. No fewer than nine past presidents ​were there for Don Finch'​s inauguration as our new President. Don (who doesn'​t want his age known) was President 20 years ago when a mere 20-year-old. 
-our new President. Don (who doesn'​t want his age known) was President 20 years ago when a +
-mere 20-year-old.+
 Although a wedding in the family kept Spiro from attending, he still made fruit cakes and thanks to him, Joy Hynes, Ian Debert and John Redfern for a fine supper served in the hut (with its new concrete floor). Although a wedding in the family kept Spiro from attending, he still made fruit cakes and thanks to him, Joy Hynes, Ian Debert and John Redfern for a fine supper served in the hut (with its new concrete floor).
-Grog and singing don't mix. On Sunday morning, even the now sober and sheepish drunks + 
-had to agree with this statement. +Grog and singing don't mix. On Sunday morning, even the now sober and sheepish drunks had to agree with this statement. 
-Page 14 The Sydney Bushwalker April, 1989 + 
-Activities-galere ​were affereed-the next day. An orienteering competition around Coolana'​s ​boundariee, the pipe-line tour, the damper competition (won by Master ​Nliano), a walk to Mount Scanzi, canoeing to Hampton Bridge, and swimming - the water was really warm. +Activities ​galore ​were offered ​the next day. An orienteering competition around Coolana'​s ​boundaries, the pipe-line tour, the damper competition (won by Master ​Aliano), a walk to Mount Scanzi, canoeing to Hampton Bridge, and swimming - the water was really warm. 
-Then there was the lawn mower to be towed back up hill. The beasts of burden who deserve thanks were Barrie Murdoch, Barry Wallace, Les Powell, John POrter, Carol Bruce, Mike, Ainslie, Ian, and again, our President. + 
-The S.B.W. Reunion is one of the Club's longest standing traditions and the time when we officially inaugurate the incoming President. As those who attend will attest, it is still a most enjoyable way to spend a weekend, with Jim Brown'​s satirical and amusing plays. It +Then there was the lawn mower to be towed back up hill. The beasts of burden who deserve thanks were Barrie Murdoch, Barry Wallace, Les Powell, John Porter, Carol Bruce, Mike, Ainslie, Ian, and again, our President. 
-is a time to plan new trips and re-live old ones, to meet new people and renew old friendships. And it is the time to enjoy our property - Coalana, which is more extensive and '​bushy'​ than can be imagined by people who haven'​t been there.+ 
 +The S.B.W. Reunion is one of the Club's longest standing traditions and the time when we officially inaugurate the incoming President. As those who attend will attest, it is still a most enjoyable way to spend a weekend, with Jim Brown'​s satirical and amusing plays. It is a time to plan new trips and re-live old ones, to meet new people and renew old friendships. And it is the time to enjoy __our__ ​property - Coalana, which is more extensive and '​bushy'​ than can be imagined by people who haven'​t been there. 
 With so much to offer, why did the 1989 reunion have only 50 people in attendance when the Club has nearly 500 members? The 10% who went knew why we were there and enjoyed themselves, but let's hear from the 90% who were not. With so much to offer, why did the 1989 reunion have only 50 people in attendance when the Club has nearly 500 members? The 10% who went knew why we were there and enjoyed themselves, but let's hear from the 90% who were not.
-Letters to the Editor are most welcome and needed on this subject. T611 us what's wrong with reunions, what changes could be made and if you think members still want a reunion? 
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-FBW BUSH DANCE - Lane Cove Town Hall - FRiday 12th May 7 8 pm to midnight. 
-The Hdtfoot STring Band - Theme "S & R" - Prize for best table or best party - BYO drink and supper --$8 single at door - SBW party to be arranged by Denise Shaw, phone 922 6093 until 26 April, then 525 4698 (H), 922 2677 (B). 
-FOOTNOTCS 
-o We have had the strangest weather for the past 9 months. Last winter was a non-event and so was last summer. Warm winters and wet summers - could this be the greenhouse effect I keep reading about? 
-O Talking of wet - were any of the Easter walks washed out? I'd like to know if they were, just for the record. 
-o Talking of walking, I saw Jan Mohandas wizzing up Sount Solitary on the 12th March. Ganoping after him were about 15 perspiring walkers, including several pretty young girls. Seeing their colourful blouses, jewellery and dazzling smiles I realised why Jan likes to lead day walks! 
-o Anyone planning to visit Kosciusko Park should beware of drinking the water. A report recently tabled in Parliament stated that many creeks in the park were polluted with raw or poorly treated sewage. However, there is some good news for skiers. Another 60 km of poled ski trails have been added to the existing 30 km. In future the Service hopes to employ rangers to patrol the trails. Anyone want to be paid to go skiing? 
-o Has anyone tried the new waterproofing solution TX-10? Supposed to proof wool, cotton, fibre pile, polycotton and down. Obtainable from Paddys, EAstwood, Alpsports and ather.stores 
-can obtain it. Sounds too good to be true. I will try, and let you know. 
-o Next in the world of waterproofing - Gortex socks. Don't laugh, they just might work. Called Seels, they are supposed to keep your tootsies bone dry. If you are a dry-foot fetishist, these might be just the thing. 
-O Frank Woodgate has xet114-erl to Charlestown,​near Newcastle, and would welcome visits from any SBW members who would like to walk with him in that area - phone (049) 43 7793. Judy and Lorraine have already visited him , then all did a trip to Barrington Tops. 
-o It's a long time until next summer, but just in case you are thinking of visiting Tassie in the warm (warmer?) weather, there is now a company called Wilderness Air which has a small seaplane to take groups into the southwest. Can land you at such places as Bathurst Harbour. Might give you scope for planning '​something different'​. 
  
 +Letters to the Editor are most welcome and needed on this subject. Tell us what's wrong with reunions, what changes could be made and if you think members still __want__ a reunion?
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 +=== FBW Bush Dance. ===
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 +Lane Cove Town Hall - Friday 12th May - 8 pm to midnight.
 +
 +The Hotfoot String Band - Theme "S & R" - Prize for best table or best party - BYO drink and supper - $8 single at door - SBW party to be arranged by Denise Shaw, phone 922 6093 until 26 April, then 525 4698 (H), 922 2677 (B).
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 +===== Footnotes. =====
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 +We have had the strangest weather for the past 9 months. Last winter was a non-event and so was last summer. Warm winters and wet summers - could this be the greenhouse effect I keep reading about?
 +
 +Talking of wet - were any of the Easter walks washed out? I'd like to know if they were, just for the record.
 +
 +Talking of walking, I saw Jan Mohandas wizzing up Mount Solitary on the 12th March. Galloping after him were about 15 perspiring walkers, including several pretty young girls. Seeing their colourful blouses, jewellery and dazzling smiles I realised why Jan likes to lead day walks!
 +
 +Anyone planning to visit Kosciusko Park should beware of drinking the water. A report recently tabled in Parliament stated that many creeks in the park were polluted with raw or poorly treated sewage. However, there is some good news for skiers. Another 60 km of poled ski trails have been added to the existing 30 km. In future the Service hopes to employ rangers to patrol the trails. Anyone want to be paid to go skiing?
 +
 +Has anyone tried the new waterproofing solution TX-10? Supposed to proof wool, cotton, fibre pile, polycotton and __down__. Obtainable from Paddys, Eastwood, Alpsports and other stores can obtain it. Sounds too good to be true. I will try, and let you know.
 +
 +Next in the world of waterproofing - Gortex socks. Don't laugh, they just might work. Called Seels, they are supposed to keep your tootsies bone dry. If you are a dry-foot fetishist, these might be just the thing.
 +
 +Frank Woodgate has retired to Charlestown,​ near Newcastle, and would welcome visits from any SBW members who would like to walk with him in that area - phone (049) 43 7793. Judy and Lorraine have already visited him , then all did a trip to Barrington Tops.
 +
 +It's a long time until next summer, but just in case you are thinking of visiting Tassie in the warm (warmer?) weather, there is now a company called Wilderness Air which has a small seaplane to take groups into the southwest. Can land you at such places as Bathurst Harbour. Might give you scope for planning '​something different'​.
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