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 by Bill Burke by Bill Burke
  
-(First published in teh magazine January 1977)+(First published in the magazine January 1977)
  
 Chris rang on Thursday to check up that the trip was going - "​There'​s been a bit of rain." "Not to worry,"​ says I, "not nearly enough to stop this trip." And so a party of ten spread over three cars set out on an ordinary routine easy weekend walk. Chris rang on Thursday to check up that the trip was going - "​There'​s been a bit of rain." "Not to worry,"​ says I, "not nearly enough to stop this trip." And so a party of ten spread over three cars set out on an ordinary routine easy weekend walk.
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 Both Chris and Pat were anxious to get back to work and so a dawn start was planned in the hopes that the river would have dropped sufficiently to allow a crossing. Breakfast was a cold affair and we hurried away without even disturbing the dogs - they had more sense. A check of our river marker revealed that the bridge would be still under water and so it proved to be. No sign even of the guide posts at either end. Both Chris and Pat were anxious to get back to work and so a dawn start was planned in the hopes that the river would have dropped sufficiently to allow a crossing. Breakfast was a cold affair and we hurried away without even disturbing the dogs - they had more sense. A check of our river marker revealed that the bridge would be still under water and so it proved to be. No sign even of the guide posts at either end.
  
-Cup of tea was declared - marvellous thing, a cup of tea - whilst we considered our position. Was soon consumed and as the rain started to sprinkle again I decided to head for the verandah of the Jock Creek Hut, information by courtesy of Mr. Cousins, whilst the others stayed to wish the river down. Was soon comfortable in a cane armchair midst the cow dung and other assorted paraphernalia. The rain continued and one by one the others drifted in. Dick was the last and finding all chairs occupied did a little ​furter ​exploration to find an open room with - wonder of wonders - a double bed complete with mattress. A proposal by him and Pat that all should head for Wombeyan Caves receiving little support, he promptly retired to bed for several hours.+Cup of tea was declared - marvellous thing, a cup of tea - whilst we considered our position. Was soon consumed and as the rain started to sprinkle again I decided to head for the verandah of the Jock Creek Hut, information by courtesy of Mr. Cousins, whilst the others stayed to wish the river down. Was soon comfortable in a cane armchair midst the cow dung and other assorted paraphernalia. The rain continued and one by one the others drifted in. Dick was the last and finding all chairs occupied did a little ​further ​exploration to find an open room with - wonder of wonders - a double bed complete with mattress. A proposal by him and Pat that all should head for Wombeyan Caves receiving little support, he promptly retired to bed for several hours.
  
 The weather was getting bleaker and colder and my burnt foot was starting to make its presence felt, so I slipped into my sleeping bag and made myself even more comfortable in the armchair. A trick I learnt in the army; if you have no place to go, then lie back and enjoy what you can of the situation. The weather was getting bleaker and colder and my burnt foot was starting to make its presence felt, so I slipped into my sleeping bag and made myself even more comfortable in the armchair. A trick I learnt in the army; if you have no place to go, then lie back and enjoy what you can of the situation.
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 +===== The May General Meeting. =====
 +
 +by Barry Wallace
 +
 +The meeting began at around 2014 with about 25 members present, the President in the chair and no new members for welcome. There were apologies from Denise Shaw, Maurie Bloom, Geoff Bridger, Carol Bruce and Dot Butler.
  
-THE MAY GENERAL MEETING 
-. by Barry Wallace 
-The meeting began at around 2014 with about 25 members present, the President in the chair and no new members for welcome. There were apologies from Denise Shaw, Maurie Bloom, 
-Geoff Bridger, Carol Bruce and Dot Butler. 
 The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
-Correspondence was next. We had a letter from Reg Alder advising of his attendance, on our behalf, at the recent Giardia Conference in Canberra. Reg has also written the main points of the conference up as an article exclusive to this magazine (see Page 15). There + 
-were letters of resignation from Mark Dabbs and Phyllis Ratcliffe and a letter from NPWS seeking photographs and other details of the 7-1-mile bridge on the old northern road up Gosford way. Outgoing correspondence comprised a letter of thanks to Reg Alder. +Correspondence was next. We had a letter from Reg Alder advising of his attendance, on our behalf, at the recent Giardia Conference in Canberra. Reg has also written the main points of the conference up as an article exclusive to this magazine (see Page 15). There were letters of resignation from Mark Dabbs and Phyllis Ratcliffe and a letter from NPWS seeking photographs and other details of the -mile bridge on the old northern road up Gosford way. Outgoing correspondence comprised a letter of thanks to Reg Alder. 
-Next came the Treasurer to regale us with details of monetory splendour. It seems we + 
-spent $313.75, received $1605 and closed with a balance of $3110.99. +Next came the Treasurer to regale us with details of monetory splendour. It seems we spent $313.75, received $1605 and closed with a balance of $3110.99. 
-The Walks Report began on the weekend of 14,15,16 April with the John Porter-led multiple-birthday celebration extravaganza in the Budawangs. There were 9 starters. Alan + 
-Mewett'​s day walk from Mangrove Creek had fine, sunny conditions and a party of 19 arriving +The Walks Report began on the weekend of 14,15,16 April with the John Porter-led multiple-birthday celebration extravaganza in the Budawangs. There were 9 starters. Alan Mewett'​s day walk from Mangrove Creek had fine, sunny conditions and a party of 19 arriving back at the cars just before last light. There __was__ ​a written report of Paul Mawhinney'​s ​Engadine ​to Waterfall walk, but the Walks Secretary ​had left it... somewhere, so we are none the wiser. Jan Mohandas' ​Saturday Six-Foot-Track sprint, deferred from the previous weekend due to flooding, had 16 starters experiencing some difficulties with flooding in the Cox River. 
-back at the cars just before last light. There was a written report of Paul Mawhinney'​s + 
-ENgadine ​to Waterfall walk, but the Walks SEcretary ​had left it,.. somewhere, so we are none +Over the Anzac extended weekend Ian Woolfe led John and Carol'​s ​walk in the Coolangubra and Tantawangalo area. It seems it involved a long drive to get there and then, once they had shuffled cars and started to walk, it rained. There were 9 people and numerous leeches on the trip and they, the people at least, were prohibited from entering portions of the State Forest by fierce notices. Presumably ​this is in the interests of national security. The Club has resolved to write and enquire. 
-the wiser. Jan Mohandast ​Saturday Six-Foot-Track sprint, deferred from the previous weekend + 
-due to flooding, had 16 starters experiencing some difficulties with flooding in the Cox River. +Maurie Bloom'​s walk in Morton National Park had 22 starters who ran into rainy conditions and abandoned the walk after two days of this. There are doubts about Bill Capon'​s scheduled Yalwal walk but no firm details. Of the day walk, Jim Callaway had his 16 starters out on his National Park Station to Waterfall trip walking for 5.25 hours on April 23rd. 
-Over the Anzac extended weekend Ian Woolfe led John and CArolls ​walk in the Coolangubra + 
-and Tantawangalo area. It seems it involved a long drive to get there and then, once they +Over the weekend 20,29,30 April Oliver Crawford led 5 people on his Glen Davis Trig walk in reverse. Ainslie Morris'​ Bouddi National Park day walk was cancelled due to the heavy rain. It is reported that the leader managed to accomplish all this without actually leaving bed. There was no report of Errol Sheedy'​s Waterfall to Heathcote walk. 
-had shuffled cars and started to walk, it rained. There were 9 people and numerous leeches + 
-on the trip and they, the people at least, were prohibited from entering portions of the State +The weekend of 5,6,7 May saw Don Finch leading a party of 9 on his Glen Davis to Girrabung Airstrip walk. Oliver Crawford had a party of 6 on his Wollongambe trip and Alan Mewett, on his Dharug National Park day walk, reported 9 starters most of whom were also concerned navigators, fine dry weather and an enjoyable walk. Ralph Pengliss, walking in the vastness of Sydney Harbour National Park reported 22 starters, track heavy, weather fine. 
-Forest by fierce notices. Presumably ​thisiS In the interests of national security. The +
-Club has resolved to write and enquire. +
-Maurie Bloom'​s walk in Morton National Park had 22 starters who ran into rainy conditions and abandoned the walk after two days of this. There are doubts about Bill Capon'​s scheduled +
-Yalwal walk but no firm details. Of the day walk, Jim Callaway had his 16 starters out on his National Park Station to Waterfall trip walking for 5.25 hours on April 23rd. +
-Over the weekend 20,29,30 April Oliver Crawford led 5 people on his Glen Davis Trig walk in reverse. Ainslie Morris'​ Bouddi National Park day walk was cancelled due to the heavy +
-rain. It is reported that the leader managed to accomplish all this without actually leaving +
-bed. There was no report of Errol Sheedy'​s Waterfall to Heathcote walk. +
-The weekend of 5,6,7 May saw Don Finch leading a party of 9 on his Glen Davis to Girrabung Airstrip walk. Oliver Crawford had a party of 6 on his Wollongambe trip and Alan Mewett, on his Dharug National Park day walk, reported 9 starters most of whom were also concerned navigators, fine dry weather and an enjoyable walk. Ralph Pengliss, walking in +
-the vastness of Sydney Harbour National Park reported 22 starters, track heavy, weather fine.+
 There was a Federation Report. It was covered in last month'​s magazine. There was a Federation Report. It was covered in last month'​s magazine.
-The Conservation Secretary advised that various mentions have been made of the track markers along the Nattai and possible courses of action are under consideration. There is hope that the NSW Government will use part of the recently imposed pollution levy to clean + 
-up and forestall the problems of sewage contamination in Blue Mountain streams. (There was +The Conservation Secretary advised that various mentions have been made of the track markers along the Nattai and possible courses of action are under consideration. There is hope that the NSW Government will use part of the recently imposed pollution levy to clean up and forestall the problems of sewage contamination in Blue Mountain streams. (There was some difficulty throughout all this in seeing our own gentle Alex as one of the "​scheming power hungry radicals who now seek self-aggrandisement through conservation"​ as recently denounced by one Hugh Morgan, but there you go, still waters run deep.) 
-some difficulty throughout all this in seeing our own gentle Alex as one of the "​scheming power hungry radicals who now seek self-aggrandisement through conservation"​ as recently denounced by one Hugh Morgan, but there you go, still waters run deep.)+
 General Business saw a motion congratulating Paddy and May Pallin on their 60th Wedding Anniversary passed by acclamation. General Business saw a motion congratulating Paddy and May Pallin on their 60th Wedding Anniversary passed by acclamation.
 +
 So then it was just a matter of the announcements and the President released us all from the meeting'​s bonds. So then it was just a matter of the announcements and the President released us all from the meeting'​s bonds.
-Page 12 The Sydney Bushwalker June 1989 + 
-MAILBAG+---- 
 + 
 +===== Mailbag. ===== 
 From Frank Rigby From Frank Rigby
 +
 (Due to lack of space, Frank'​s letter had to be shortened a trifle. However, all the essential questions are there. ED.) (Due to lack of space, Frank'​s letter had to be shortened a trifle. However, all the essential questions are there. ED.)
 +
 Good on you, Helen Gray, for writing up the 1989 Annual Reunion in such a questioning way. It is time our attention was drawn to the sorry state into which SBW Reunions have sunk. Good on you, Helen Gray, for writing up the 1989 Annual Reunion in such a questioning way. It is time our attention was drawn to the sorry state into which SBW Reunions have sunk.
-The time is overdue when everyone, oldies and newies alike, should put on their thinking caps and make a contribution. I don't think for one moment that the Reunion should be dumped, + 
-it's far too good a tradition. Instead, it should be REVIVED. Numbers are not everything +The time is overdue when everyone, oldies and newies alike, should put on their thinking caps and make a contribution. I don't think for one moment that the Reunion should be dumped, it's far too good a tradition. Instead, it should be __revived__. Numbers are not everything but they are important, so the 90% of the members who didn't attend the recent reunion probably had the most to contribute. So why have reunions gone steadily downhill? 
-but they are important, so the 90% of the members who didn't attend the recent reunion probably + 
-had the most to contribute. So why have reunions gone steadily downhill? +=== Mental attitude=== 
-MENTAL ATTITUDE: We have to eradicate the idea, especially among the younger group, that + 
-reunions are boring and intended only for the oldies to greet their old and decrepit walking companions once a year. Reunions ought to be the golden opportunity for EVERYONE ​to get together. +We have to eradicate the idea, especially among the younger group, that reunions are boring and intended only for the oldies to greet their old and decrepit walking companions once a year. Reunions ought to be the golden opportunity for __everyone__ ​to get together. 
-PREPARATION: I suspect that reunions are just allowed to happen these days. Once, a + 
-Convener and several additional members were elected weeks beforehand to run the reunion. One person would drum up campfire items; he/she would contact and encourage a wide cross-section +=== Preparation=== 
-of members to prepare a sketch, to sing a song or two etc. Nowadays, we would have barely + 
-anything if it wasn't for Jim Brown. Well, Jim needs lots more support. Especially needed +I suspect that reunions are just allowed to happen these days. Once, a Convener and several additional members were elected weeks beforehand to run the reunion. One person would drum up campfire items; he/she would contact and encourage a wide cross-section of members to prepare a sketch, to sing a song or two etc. Nowadays, we would have barely anything if it wasn't for Jim Brown. Well, Jim needs lots more support. Especially needed are good singers (and we do have them), the campfire singing has become woeful. 
-are good singers (and we do have them), the campfire singing has become woeful. + 
-SITE: Do members like Coolana? Goodness knows. It is only a small oasis of bushland +=== Site=== 
-surrounded by farmland, and the Kangaroo River is a bit punk in my opinion. Is it too far from Sydney, is the presence of the shed too much a reminder of civilisation?​ It's our own land, but is that the problem? Maybe we need something new, but where? I preferred places like Wood's Creek, alongside the beautiful Grose River, but do such places exist today? + 
-NUMBERS: There'​s no doubt that Reunions are a classic case of 'the more the merrier'​. If +Do members like Coolana? Goodness knows. It is only a small oasis of bushland surrounded by farmland, and the Kangaroo River is a bit punk in my opinion. Is it too far from Sydney, is the presence of the shed too much a reminder of civilisation?​ It's our own land, but is that the problem? Maybe we need something new, but where? I preferred places like Wood's Creek, alongside the beautiful Grose River, but do such places exist today? 
-we could get back to that 205 who attended the 1960 Reunion, the difference would be dramatic; + 
-with more fun, more diversity, more unpredictability,​ more things happening. To get the +=== Numbers=== 
-reunion back on its feet a few good salespersons should ring around the members (with the cost borne by the Club), a week or two beforehand to get members keyed up to the idea of coming. + 
-INITIATION OF NEW MEMBERS: Despite some criticism, these hilarious antics were a lot of fun. Handled with discretion, they used to generate loads of expectancy, but first you must get the new members to the reunion. +There'​s no doubt that Reunions are a classic case of 'the more the merrier'​. If we could get back to that 205 who attended the 1960 Reunion, the difference would be dramatic; with more fun, more diversity, more unpredictability,​ more things happening. To get the reunion back on its feet a few good salespersons should ring around the members (with the cost borne by the Club), a week or two beforehand to get members keyed up to the idea of coming. 
-At its best, the SBW reunion was a top event and the envy of other clubs. Please don't + 
-let it die of old age. +=== Initiation of new members=== 
-"Okay members - now YOU tell ME just why did you stay away from the last Reunion?"​ ED.) + 
-SOCIAL NOTES by Dot Butler +Despite some criticism, these hilarious antics were a lot of fun. Handled with discretion, they used to generate loads of expectancy, but first you must get the new members to the reunion. 
-July 19 - Trekking in Papua New Guinea & Indonesia. + 
-A slide and film night presented by Clive Baker, +At its best, the SBW reunion was a top event and the envy of other clubs. Please don't let it die of old age. 
-" ​26 - Mid-Winter Feast. Bring a plate (and some goodies on it). + 
-The Club will supply the drinks. A great opportunity to get up-to-date with all the gossip etc of your friends. The recent ABC TAPE "​Bushwalking"​ can also be heard. +("Okay members - now YOU tell ME just why __did__ ​you stay away from the last Reunion?"​ ED.) 
-*1** 3E*** ** + 
-June 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 13 +---- 
-SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT ​IF YOU ARE QUICK by Morag Ryder + 
-The Mitchell Plateau is located in the Kimberleys, north of Wyndham. The easiest way in is by chartered +===== Social Notes. ===== 
-plane, although there is a 4WD road. The airfield was installed by a mining company, which is mining + 
-the rich laterite capping which overlays the sandstone in the area.+by Dot Butler 
 + 
 +July 19 - Trekking in Papua New Guinea & Indonesia. A slide and film night presented by Clive Baker. 
 + 
 +July 26 - Mid-Winter Feast. Bring a plate (and some goodies on it). The Club will supply the drinks. A great opportunity to get up-to-date with all the gossip etc of your friends. The recent ABC TAPE "​Bushwalking"​ can also be heard. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Somewhere Different If You Are Quick. ===== 
 + 
 +by Morag Ryder 
 + 
 +The Mitchell Plateau is located in the Kimberleys, north of Wyndham. The easiest way in is by chartered plane, although there is a 4WD road. The airfield was installed by a mining company, which is mining the rich laterite capping which overlays the sandstone in the area. 
 The massif is 60 km long by 350 metres high, flanked on one side with the Mitchell River and on the other, the coast. The coast has mud flats and mangrove forests, good fishing and rich littoral wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles! The massif is 60 km long by 350 metres high, flanked on one side with the Mitchell River and on the other, the coast. The coast has mud flats and mangrove forests, good fishing and rich littoral wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles!
-Due to high rainfall over an extended period, major creeks run during the dry season. They are alive with herons, black ducks and a small + 
-freshwater crayfish called ​tcherabin'. Rainbow birds nest in the banks and brolgas inhabit the numerous small swamps. +Due to high rainfall over an extended period, major creeks run during the dry season. They are alive with herons, black ducks and a small freshwater crayfish called ​'​cherabin'. Rainbow birds nest in the banks and brolgas inhabit the numerous small swamps. 
-There is a lot of pandanus and melalucea scrub, and tracts of thick cane grass. These provide cover for a small wallaroo called a iwalrabi' and + 
-the native cat. Although the scrub can be thick +There is a lot of pandanus and melalucea scrub, and tracts of thick cane grass. These provide cover for a small wallaroo called a '​walrabi' and the native cat. Although the scrub can be thick it is not swampy in the dry season, the water is all underground. Mosquitos, however, can be bad along the creeks. 
-it is not swampy in the dry season, the water is + 
-all underground. Mosquitos, however, can be bad +Birdlife abounds, and includes black cockatoos, rosellas and the tawny frogmouth. In the larger pools, such as Surveyors Pool, the small, harmless Johnsons River crocodile is in evidence. Surveyors is an excellent campsite, with a gravel beach for camping, high cliffs for diving, and Aboriginal sites with rock paintings and flint quarries.  
-along the creeks. + 
-Birdlife abounds, and includes black cockatoos, rosellas and the tawny frogmouth. In the larger pools, such as Surveyors Pool, the small, harmless +[ Map of Mitchell Plateau] 
-Johnsons River crocodile is in evidence. Surveyors is an excellent campsite, with a gravel beach for camping, high cliffs for diving, and Aboriginal sites with rock paintings and flint quarries.  + 
-mITCftELL PALLS +The little side gullies are best avoided, as they are full of vine thickets and thorny creepers - just about impassable without a bulldozer. The Lone Dingo area near Walsh Point is undoubtedly the worst. There is a washed-out track down to Walsh Point which is impassable for vehicles. On the beach are many shell middens, up to 50 metres long by 1 metre high. If you like mud crabs, they are plentiful here. 
-IA A L-5 + 
-P to-c., +Camp Creek has an abundance of excellent Aboriginal rock paintings, and all the major waterfalls are worth a visit. The largest is, of course, Mitchell Falls. Even in the dry it is spectacular,​ and it would be almost worth braving 'the wet' to see the torrents that must surely pour over the rocks. 
-.csAIRF reLi A Ai p + 
-a. +Unfortunately,​ much of the plateau is under title to mining companies. So if you are ever going to see it in its original state - you had better hurry. 
-ill IT-(LLPI,​RTE + 
-The little side gullies are best avoided, +---- 
-as they are full of vine thickets and thorny creepers - just about impassable without a bulldozer. The Lone Dingo area near Walsh + 
-Point is undoubtedly the worst. There is +=== Eastwood Camping Centre. === 
-a washed-out track down to Walsh Point + 
-which is impassable for vehicles. On the +From every State, Australian Made is great! 
-beach are many shell middens, up to 50 metres +
-long by 1 metre high. If you like mud crabs, they are plentiful here. +
-Camp Creek has an abundance of excellent Aboriginal rock paintings, and all the major waterfalls are worth a visit. The largest +
-is, of course, Mitchell Falls. Even in the +
-dry it is spectacular,​ and it would be almost worth braving 'the wet' to see the torrents that must surely pour over the rocks. +
-Unfortunately,​ much of the plateau is under title to mining companies. So if you +
-are ever going to see it in its original state - you had better hurry. +
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-June 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 15 + 
-WHAT IS GIARDIA ​AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT BUSHWALKERS +VIC 
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-are known to be infected. The cysts survive best in cold water and die rapidly with +  * Feathertop Wool Shirts 
-increased water temperature. Although water may be a source of contamination,​ tests +  * Giant Trees Dried meals 
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-cysts which are shed in the faeces. These are extremely infective and Giadiasis is most +  * Sleeping Bags J & H, Mont, Romans 
-often contracted by hand to mouth. The disease is not life treatening, but is debilitating;​ +  * Rainwear - Mont, J & H, Superior 
-causing diarrhoea, fatigue, dehydration,​ weight loss, cramps and abdominal pains. Giardia +  * Day Packs - High Tops, Summit Gear 
-takes about four days to make the victim unhappy and many doctors prefer to wait ten days +  * Bonwick Caving Ladders 
-before treating giardia as the cause. Drugs used are Metronidazole (Flagyl), Tinadazole +  * Holeproof Undies 4 Socks 
-(Fasigyn), Foroxone and Furazolodone. +  * Trailblazer Hats 
-What to do when bushwalkirig: Practice careful hygiene (that means wash your hands), +  * DB Canyon bags 
-bury all faeces, wash well away from streams. Boil or purify all water, the iodine-solution + 
-method is recommended,​ as it kills ALL viruses and micro-organisms,​ including cysts. +TAS 
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-Resublimed Iodine. Fill with water, shake for 30 seconds, allow crystals to settle. +  * Blundstone Boots 
-pour 12.5 cc of the solution (not crystals) into a litre of water. At 25 Celcius ​It will + 
-be purified in 15 minutes. Measure the amount held by the bottle cap, this will make a +3 Trelawney St (PO Box 131) Eastwood NSW 2122. 
-handy measure in the bush. The bottle can be refilled about 1,000 before the crystals are + 
-all dissolved. Highly recommended for places like Nepal! +Phone us today & say "​G'​Day"​. 
-* * * * * * * * + 
-DAY WALK RE-ROUTEDJULY 9, Margaret Reid's Sunday walk. Due to a washed-out track, this walk will now start from Hazelbrook, not 400dford. Phone 94.2630 for further details. +02-858-3833 
-BELVEDERE TAXIS BLACKHEATH + 
-10 SEATER MINI BUS TAXI +---- 
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-KANANGRA BOYD +===== What Is Giardia - And How Does It Affect Bushwalkers. ===== 
-UPPER BLUE MOUNTAINS + 
-SIX FOOT TRACK +from Reg Alder 
-PICK UP ANYWHERE FOR START OR FINISH OF YOUR WALK BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT + 
-Share the Fare Competitive Rates +Giardia is called '​Backpackers Disease'​ in North America, as mountain streams there are known to be infected. The cysts survive best in cold water and die rapidly with increased water temperature. Although water may be a source of contamination,​ tests carried out on domestic water in the ACT have not been able to find any source of disease in the water. A survey will be carried out on the streams in an alpine National Park. 
-Page 16 The Sydney Bushwalker June 1989 + 
-COOLANGUBRA ​LOST?+Giardia is a microscopic parasite which lives in the upper intestine and produces cysts which are shed in the faeces. These are extremely infective and Giadiasis is most often contracted by hand to mouth. The disease is not life threatening, but is debilitating;​ causing diarrhoea, fatigue, dehydration,​ weight loss, cramps and abdominal pains. Giardia takes about four days to make the victim unhappy and many doctors prefer to wait ten days before treating giardia as the cause. Drugs used are Metronidazole (Flagyl), Tinadazole (Fasigyn), Foroxone and Furazolodone. 
 + 
 +__What ​to do when bushwalking__: Practice careful hygiene (that means __wash ​your hands__), bury all faeces, wash well away from streams. Boil or purify all water, the iodine-solution method is recommended,​ as it kills ALL viruses and micro-organisms,​ including cysts. 
 + 
 +In a small, leak-proof ​__glass__ ​bottle place 4-8 grams of Crystalline USP-grade, Resublimed Iodine. Fill with water, shake for 30 seconds, allow crystals to settle. ​Pour 12.5 cc of the solution (not crystals) into a litre of water. At 25° Celcius ​it will be purified in 15 minutes. Measure the amount held by the bottle cap, this will make a handy measure in the bush. The bottle can be refilled about 1,000 before the crystals are all dissolved. Highly recommended for places like Nepal! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Day walk re-routed=== 
 + 
 +July 9, Margaret Reid's Sunday walk. Due to a washed-out track, this walk will now start from Hazelbrook, not Woodford. Phone 94.2630 for further details. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== 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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 + 
 +===== Coolangubra - Lost===== 
 A newsletter from the Minister for the Environment dated March 1989 states unequivocally:​ A newsletter from the Minister for the Environment dated March 1989 states unequivocally:​
-"The State Government'​s rejection of the wilderness nomination of Coolangubra State Forest reflects its long-standing commitment to maintain the forest industries in the south-east....the Coolangubra area does not qualify as wilderness in accordance with the accepted definitions."​+ 
 +"The State Government'​s rejection of the wilderness nomination of Coolangubra State Forest reflects its long-standing commitment to maintain the forest industries in the south-east.... the Coolangubra area does not qualify as wilderness in accordance with the accepted definitions."​ 
 Hardly surprising, considering that the Forestry Dept. has spent months frantically bulldozing logging roads into every nook and cranny of Coolangubra so it can never again be classed as wilderness. Tantawangalo is still in the balance, for the newsletter states: Hardly surprising, considering that the Forestry Dept. has spent months frantically bulldozing logging roads into every nook and cranny of Coolangubra so it can never again be classed as wilderness. Tantawangalo is still in the balance, for the newsletter states:
-"No significant logging will be undertaken in the Tantawangalo Catchment area until a detailed hydrological study has been completed and assessed,"​ 
-Local landholders around Eden have been submitting such studies to the State Government for years, in an effort to preserve this catchment area. What the State Government means 
-by '​significant'​ logging remains to be seen. 
-it it if it * * 
-FOOTNOTES 
-o Do you have any old photos of Glare'​s Bridge (11-A Mile Bridge) which is lq miles north of Wiseman'​s Ferry? and about half a mile north of a NPWS campsite. This is an old convict-built bridge which the NPWS are 
-trying to repair. Any photo prior to 1988 would help them in their task of 
-repairing the bridge'​s partial collapse. Naturally, all photos will be 
-returned. Send them to The Director, NPWS, PO Box 1393, Gosford South 
-2250. 
-o SOUND THE TRUMPETS, BEAT THE DRUMS! 
-Dot BUtler (who else?) has been nominated by Dick Smith as Adventurer of 1988. On 1une 3rd Dot was presented with a gold medallion for having been 
-an adventurer all her life. Colin Putt made a speech at the ceremony, as 
-he was awarded the Adventurers'​ medal for 1987. An article on Col's award appeared in Aust- 
-ralian Geo No.8, and an article on his adventurous life in No.10 - complete with a photo of the famous Puttmobile. Further details of Dot's award will arrive in time for the July magazine, 
-and we look forward to reading about it in a future edition of Australian Geo. Thanks to 
-Alex Colley for telling us about this exciting event. 
-o ';​ongratultions to Vivienne and Peter Christian on the birth of their daughter, Lisa, on Saturday May 13th. A bushwalker to be? 
-o On May 31st, a very cold early winter evening, Ben Esgate gave an interesting talk with slides to 50 SBW members. He showed slides of fires in the bush and then slides of familiar 
-mountain scenery describing the potential risk of fire in the bushfire season. He made some 
-telling points about how to cope if threatened by bushf ire. It is hoped a full article making these points will be written for the magazine in time to be published before next summer. 
-VALE PAT WOOD (nee SULLIVAN) ​ 
-It is with sadness that we have heard of the death on 4th June in Christchurch after a long illness of pat Wood who was an enthusiastic member of SBW in the 1950s. After her marriage to Ian Wood they lived in New Zealand but she still retained contact with her SBW friends. The Club's sympathies are extended to Ian and her relatives. 
  
 +"No significant logging will be undertaken in the Tantawangalo Catchment area until a detailed hydrological study has been completed and assessed."​
 +
 +Local landholders around Eden have been submitting such studies to the State Government for years, in an effort to preserve this catchment area. What the State Government means by '​significant'​ logging remains to be seen.
 +
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 +
 +===== Footnotes. =====
 +
 +Do you have any old photos of Clare'​s Bridge (10½ Mile Bridge) which is 10½ miles north of Wiseman'​s Ferry? and about half a mile north of a NPWS campsite. This is an old convict-built bridge which the NPWS are trying to repair. Any photo prior to 1988 would help them in their task of repairing the bridge'​s partial collapse. Naturally, all photos will be returned. Send them to The Director, NPWS, PO Box 1393, Gosford South 2250.
 +
 +Sound the trumpets, beat the drums! Dot Butler (who else?) has been nominated by Dick Smith as Adventurer of 1988. On June 3rd Dot was presented with a gold medallion for having been an adventurer all her life. Colin Putt made a speech at the ceremony, as he was awarded the Adventurers'​ medal for 1987. An article on Col's award appeared in Australian Geo No.8, and an article on his adventurous life in No.10 - complete with a photo of the famous Puttmobile. Further details of Dot's award will arrive in time for the July magazine, and we look forward to reading about it in a future edition of Australian Geo. Thanks to Alex Colley for telling us about this exciting event.
 +
 +Congratulations to Vivienne and Peter Christian on the birth of their daughter, Lisa, on Saturday May 13th. A bushwalker to be?
 +
 +On May 31st, a very cold early winter evening, Ben Esgate gave an interesting talk with slides to 50 SBW members. He showed slides of fires in the bush and then slides of familiar mountain scenery describing the potential risk of fire in the bushfire season. He made some telling points about how to cope if threatened by bushfire. It is hoped a full article making these points will be written for the magazine in time to be published before next summer.
 +
 +----
 +
 +=== Vale Pat Wood (nee Sullivan). ===
 +
 +It is with sadness that we have heard of the death on 4th June in Christchurch after a long illness of Pat Wood who was an enthusiastic member of SBW in the 1950s. After her marriage to Ian Wood they lived in New Zealand but she still retained contact with her SBW friends. The Club's sympathies are extended to Ian and her relatives.
 +
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