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 ===== Waterproof Cameras. ===== ===== Waterproof Cameras. =====
  
-Do you leave your camera at home becuase ​it might get wet? A pity, because creeks and rivers make great photographic subjects, and waterfalls are always best in the rainy season. Ever thought of using a water resistant camera when walking? One of the following might be useful.+Do you leave your camera at home because ​it might get wet? A pity, because creeks and rivers make great photographic subjects, and waterfalls are always best in the rainy season. Ever thought of using a water resistant camera when walking? One of the following might be useful.
  
 |Make|Weight|Lens|Max Apert.|Focusing|Flash|Approx Price|Comments| |Make|Weight|Lens|Max Apert.|Focusing|Flash|Approx Price|Comments|
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 "Up from the bottom, thats the way" said Jim. "Up from the bottom, thats the way" said Jim.
  
-Saturday ​moarning ​at Banks car park, cold dry and clear\\+Saturday ​morning ​at Banks car park, cold dry and clear\\
 Quick breakfast, last checks, of maps food and gear\\ Quick breakfast, last checks, of maps food and gear\\
 Down Pierces Pass, to a noisy Grose River\\ Down Pierces Pass, to a noisy Grose River\\
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 Try to be there by four and make early camp\\ Try to be there by four and make early camp\\
-Have a big fire, get a lttle less damp\\+Have a big fire, get a little ​less damp\\
 But time melted away, like mid summer hail\\ But time melted away, like mid summer hail\\
 As we floundered along, on an old brumby trail. As we floundered along, on an old brumby trail.
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 She was just a bit short, for that stream on the day\\ She was just a bit short, for that stream on the day\\
 And in very real danger, of floating away\\ And in very real danger, of floating away\\
-We clitibed ​up the bank, going higher and higher\\+We climbed ​up the bank, going higher and higher\\
 To find us a camp site, a bit flatter and dryer. To find us a camp site, a bit flatter and dryer.
  
 But no luck, it kept getting thicker and thicker\\ But no luck, it kept getting thicker and thicker\\
 Dense scrub, vines, saw grass, rocks, logs and bush litter\\ Dense scrub, vines, saw grass, rocks, logs and bush litter\\
-"​Head ​dcmnstream" said Carol, we try but can't progress\\+"​Head ​downstream" said Carol, we try but can't progress\\
 So back to the river bank, hell - what a mess! So back to the river bank, hell - what a mess!
  
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 We found a ramp that took us out, to high up on Mount Caley\\ We found a ramp that took us out, to high up on Mount Caley\\
-Clear skys now, with spendid ​views, down across the valley\\+Clear skys now, with splendid ​views, down across the valley\\
 From the Grose to the cliff line was the worst I suppose\\ From the Grose to the cliff line was the worst I suppose\\
 No doubt there are easier paths than the one which we chose. No doubt there are easier paths than the one which we chose.
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 So come with us in summer, when the day are long and bright\\ So come with us in summer, when the day are long and bright\\
 We'll swim lots in the daytime, sing around the fire at night\\ We'll swim lots in the daytime, sing around the fire at night\\
-We'll point you off up Zabel, you could travel by the stars\\+We'll point you off up Zobel, you could travel by the stars\\
 Us? - we'll stroll up Pierces Pass, and then back to the cars! Us? - we'll stroll up Pierces Pass, and then back to the cars!
  
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 Trekking in Nepal is hardly an unusual adventure and the Everest region (The Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations,​ but we feel that our trip with Jenny Pry and Peter Sternhell in early winter (December 2, 1988 to January 12, 1989) is worth describing because we managed to visit all the major accessible locations in the Khumbu quite comfortably and without any serious problems due to high altitude. In particular, none of us showed any signs of impending Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), a non-trivial consideration given that the period of October-December 1988 saw at least six deaths of AMS in the Khimbu region alone. Trekking in Nepal is hardly an unusual adventure and the Everest region (The Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations,​ but we feel that our trip with Jenny Pry and Peter Sternhell in early winter (December 2, 1988 to January 12, 1989) is worth describing because we managed to visit all the major accessible locations in the Khumbu quite comfortably and without any serious problems due to high altitude. In particular, none of us showed any signs of impending Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), a non-trivial consideration given that the period of October-December 1988 saw at least six deaths of AMS in the Khimbu region alone.
  
-Our own happy cirumstances ​were undoubtedly at least partly due to inherent physiological make-up of our party and to good luck, but we claim credit for following a prudent route in the high country chosen with acclimatisation as the major consideration. We were certainly far better acclimatised to 16,000 feet than ever before (Peter and Wendy had one previous trip to Nepal each and Sev had two - only Jenny was a kidnapped virgin). To some extent therefore this report is meant as a possible help for the planning of one type of Nepal trek without in any way attempting to fill the role of the ubiquitous trekking books of which that by Stephen Bezruchka ("A Guide to Trekking in Nepal"​) was found to be most helpful together with the Khumbu Himal 1:50,000 map printed in Germany and widely available in both Sydney and Nepal.+Our own happy circumstances ​were undoubtedly at least partly due to inherent physiological make-up of our party and to good luck, but we claim credit for following a prudent route in the high country chosen with acclimatisation as the major consideration. We were certainly far better acclimatised to 16,000 feet than ever before (Peter and Wendy had one previous trip to Nepal each and Sev had two - only Jenny was a kidnapped virgin). To some extent therefore this report is meant as a possible help for the planning of one type of Nepal trek without in any way attempting to fill the role of the ubiquitous trekking books of which that by Stephen Bezruchka ("A Guide to Trekking in Nepal"​) was found to be most helpful together with the Khumbu Himal 1:50,000 map printed in Germany and widely available in both Sydney and Nepal.
  
-We flew to Kathmandu by Thai Airways ($1240 return), which involves an overnight stop at Bangkok. It is useful to arrange a package price for overnight stay at the Airport Hotel ($38 per person, including breakfast) well ahead, otherwise one pays at least twice as much. +We flew to Kathmandu by Thai Airways ($1240 return), which involves an overnight stop at Bangkok. It is useful to arrange a package price for overnight stay at the Airport Hotel ($38 per person, including breakfast) well ahead, otherwise one pays at least twice as much. We got in on the return trip, but had to pay the full amount on the trip out. In Kathmandu we lodged at the Kathmandu Guest House, which is at the top ($12-$15 per double room with own shower operating about 50% of time) of the economy range and is situated right in the centre of Thamel, the area where most trekkers congregate. We booked well ahead by mail and also returned there after completing our trek. Kathmandu Guest House is built around an old palace, of which the most conspicuous remaining features are the intricately carved timber columns in the shapes of tigers with the most pronounced genitals, some with tiny monkeys attached.
- +
-We got in on the return trip, but had to pay the full amount on the trip out. In Kathmandu we lodged at the Kathmandu Guest House, which is at the top ($12-$15 per double room with own shower operating about 50% of time) of the economy range and is situated right in the centre of Thamel, the area where most trekkers congregate. We booked well ahead by mail and also returned there after completing our trek. Kathmandu Guest Hause is built around an old palace, of which the most conspicuous remaining features are the intricately carved timber columns in the shapes of tigers with the most pronounced genitals, some with tiny monkeys attached.+
  
 [ Map of Khumbu Region ] [ Map of Khumbu Region ]
  
-Even though a weekend intervened, it took us only three days to organise a sherpa (guide) and two porters and obtain trekking permits, but we had an introduction and previous correspondence to help us. It would take a long article to describe our complex brush with the Nepalese bureaucracy:​ sufficient to state that we nearly caused a major trekking company to lose its licence and made endless trouble all around. We finished up with an arrangement which proved quite satisfactory:​ Bir Bohador, our sherpa (actually not a member of the Sherpa tribe but a Tamang) was most helpful and pleasant and our two porters, Buddha and Manbadhur, proved to be strong, willing and cheerful lads. These three cost us $US25 per day including all their expenses, somewhat above the going rate ($10 per day for a sherpa and $5 per day for porters) but well worth ir for the quality of the people and the avoidance of hassles.+Even though a weekend intervened, it took us only three days to organise a sherpa (guide) and two porters and obtain trekking permits, but we had an introduction and previous correspondence to help us. It would take a long article to describe our complex brush with the Nepalese bureaucracy:​ sufficient to state that we nearly caused a major trekking company to lose its licence and made endless trouble all around. We finished up with an arrangement which proved quite satisfactory:​ Bir Bohador, our sherpa (actually not a member of the Sherpa tribe but a Tamang) was most helpful and pleasant and our two porters, Buddha and Manbadhur, proved to be strong, willing and cheerful lads. These three cost us $US25 per day including all their expenses, somewhat above the going rate ($10 per day for a sherpa and $5 per day for porters) but well worth it for the quality of the people and the avoidance of hassles.
  
-By the crack of dawn on December 6, all of us got on the bus to Jiri, which we reached after 13 hours of medium to severe discomfort. We sat two to a two-person seat, after persuading the Nepalese, who sit three to such a seat, that we were too fat for this arrangement. On the way back, although much thinner, we took the precaution of booking three places for each two of us. The alternative access by air in and/or out of Lukla was rejected ​hecause ​of possible problems with acclimatisation and the absolute certainty of shambles at the Lukla air strip. Proceeding the way we did costs 6 days extra each way walking to reach Namche Bazaar (3446 m, 11,300 ft), the gateway to the Everest region, but it delivers the trekker in a fit condition and is independent of flying weather as well as the corruption and chaos at Lukla.+By the crack of dawn on December 6, all of us got on the bus to Jiri, which we reached after 13 hours of medium to severe discomfort. We sat two to a two-person seat, after persuading the Nepalese, who sit three to such a seat, that we were too fat for this arrangement. On the way back, although much thinner, we took the precaution of booking three places for each two of us. The alternative access by air in and/or out of Lukla was rejected ​because ​of possible problems with acclimatisation and the absolute certainty of shambles at the Lukla air strip. Proceeding the way we did costs 6 days extra each way walking to reach Namche Bazaar (3446 m, 11,300 ft), the gateway to the Everest region, but it delivers the trekker in a fit condition and is independent of flying weather as well as the corruption and chaos at Lukla.
  
-This portion of the trek consists largely of terraced fields, rhodadendron forests, ​iittle ​villages and minor mountain passes. The topography is such that one tends to cross ridges rather than to follow valleys with the result that each day has at least one roughly 3000 foot climb. Relying on local accommodation ("tea housing"​) as we did, one gets somewhat closer to the people than trekking with an organised group using tents and, it being out of season, we never had the slightest problem finding a place to eat and sleep. For the benefit of anybody planning this trip, our stopping places were Bhandar, Sete, Jumbesi (a delightful little Sherpa town), Nunthala, Bubsia (above Khari Khola) and Choplung, where we had a fairly elaborate meal uniformly flavoured with kerosene.+This portion of the trek consists largely of terraced fields, rhodadendron forests, ​little ​villages and minor mountain passes. The topography is such that one tends to cross ridges rather than to follow valleys with the result that each day has at least one roughly 3000 foot climb. Relying on local accommodation ("tea housing"​) as we did, one gets somewhat closer to the people than trekking with an organised group using tents and, it being out of season, we never had the slightest problem finding a place to eat and sleep. For the benefit of anybody planning this trip, our stopping places were Bhandar, Sete, Jumbesi (a delightful little Sherpa town), Nunthala, Bubsia (above Khari Khola) and Choplung, where we had a fairly elaborate meal uniformly flavoured with kerosene.
  
 At Jumbesi we fell in with a Swedish lady travelling with her sherpa and a porter. She provided interesting additional company for a week as she subsisted principally on local beer, rum and cigarettes, eschewing the inevitable dhai baht (rice with lentils) or potatoes. We lost her at about 14,000 ft at Dingboche when she developed slight altitude problems, but learned later that she finally made it half-way up Kala Pater, which was her aim. At Jumbesi we fell in with a Swedish lady travelling with her sherpa and a porter. She provided interesting additional company for a week as she subsisted principally on local beer, rum and cigarettes, eschewing the inevitable dhai baht (rice with lentils) or potatoes. We lost her at about 14,000 ft at Dingboche when she developed slight altitude problems, but learned later that she finally made it half-way up Kala Pater, which was her aim.
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 But there was the time when Bob was anxious to impress. He had brought along steaks, marinated and wrapped in foil, vegetables the same, and goodness knows what for dessert. Most of us had finished cooking and the fire had died down to a heap of red embers when Bob decided it was time to put his steaks on. Carefully, he buried all his pre-wrapped food in the glowing embers and turned to carry on his discussions interspersed with the odd song. But there was the time when Bob was anxious to impress. He had brought along steaks, marinated and wrapped in foil, vegetables the same, and goodness knows what for dessert. Most of us had finished cooking and the fire had died down to a heap of red embers when Bob decided it was time to put his steaks on. Carefully, he buried all his pre-wrapped food in the glowing embers and turned to carry on his discussions interspersed with the odd song.
  
-It was a chilly evening and, bit by bit, behind Bob's back, others were throwing sticks on the fire to generate a bit of warmth. I suppose you have seen the TV ad, "My God the chips!"?​ Duncan was halfway through the seventh verse of "The cat came back" when he stopped ​ir mid-chorus, "My God, the steaks!"​+It was a chilly evening and, bit by bit, behind Bob's back, others were throwing sticks on the fire to generate a bit of warmth. I suppose you have seen the TV ad, "My God the chips!"?​ Duncan was halfway through the seventh verse of "The cat came back" when he stopped ​in mid-chorus, "My God, the steaks!"​
  
 On hands and knees he scrabbled at the blazing inferno, eventually retrieving most of his victuals - a trifle overdone. I never did find out what impression that meal created ​ On hands and knees he scrabbled at the blazing inferno, eventually retrieving most of his victuals - a trifle overdone. I never did find out what impression that meal created ​
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-===== kanangra-Boyd National Park - Sold. =====+===== Kanangra-Boyd National Park - Sold. =====
  
 Recently, the NPWS sent their new plan of management for Kanangra-Boyd to various conservation groups, asking for submissions. The plan contained ominous references to '​development'​ within the park. The Victorian State Government has recently '​developed'​ The Grampians for mass market tourism, with some expensive, high profile publicity. This '​marketing'​ of National Parks means the public expects such things as cabins, car parks, visitors centres, hard surfaced roads, litter collection and guided tours. Recently, the NPWS sent their new plan of management for Kanangra-Boyd to various conservation groups, asking for submissions. The plan contained ominous references to '​development'​ within the park. The Victorian State Government has recently '​developed'​ The Grampians for mass market tourism, with some expensive, high profile publicity. This '​marketing'​ of National Parks means the public expects such things as cabins, car parks, visitors centres, hard surfaced roads, litter collection and guided tours.
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-KAKADU CAPERS ​ +===== Kakadu Capers. ===== 
-During last May-June, 26 mei-doers ​of the S.B.W. participated in extended walks in Keep River N.P. (NT), Bungle Bungle N.P.(10) and Kakadu N.P. (NT). Jan Mbbandas ​and Alex CiMbleris ​organized these walks through a commercial organization called "​Willis'​ Walkabouts",​ operated by Russell Willis from Darwin. + 
-Russell and his assistant Chris Cox did the transporting,​ leading, guiding and cooking for the first party of 12 - Bill and Sue Bladkwell, Joan Hannan, Brian Holden, Peter Kaye, Neil Mansfield, Judy Mahaffey, Jan Mbhandas ​(leader), Jim Percy, Jo van Sommers, Ray TUrton ​and Patrick Wasielewski - for 2 weeks through Keep River and the Bungle Bungles. Russel composed this poem and recited it at the celebratory dinner at the end of the first Keep River- Bungle Bungle trip.+During last May-June, 26 members ​of the S.B.W. participated in extended walks in Keep River N.P. (NT), Bungle Bungle N.P.(WA) and Kakadu N.P. (NT). Jan Mohandas ​and Alex Cimbleris ​organized these walks through a commercial organization called "​Willis'​ Walkabouts",​ operated by Russell Willis from Darwin. 
 + 
 +Russell and his assistant Chris Cox did the transporting,​ leading, guiding and cooking for the first party of 12 - Bill and Sue Blackwell, Joan Hannan, Brian Holden, Peter Kaye, Neil Mansfield, Judy Mahaffey, Jan Mohandas ​(leader), Jim Percy, Jo van Sommers, Ray Turton ​and Patrick Wasielewski - for 2 weeks through Keep River and the Bungle Bungles. Russel composed this poem and recited it at the celebratory dinner at the end of the first Keep River - Bungle Bungle trip. 
 Stories on all four trips will appear in subsequent magazines - so stay tuned folks, the fun has only just begun! Stories on all four trips will appear in subsequent magazines - so stay tuned folks, the fun has only just begun!
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKING CLUB KIMBERLEY MEMORIAL POEM+ 
 +=== The Sydney Bushwalking Club Kimberley Memorial Poem. === 
 by Russell Willis by Russell Willis
-It was somewhere up the country in a land called Kimberley + 
-That the Sydney folk came walking just to see what they could see +It was somewhere up the country in a land called Kimberley\\ 
-For they'd heard some things about it that they just could not ignore And so they thought it was a place they really should explore. +That the Sydney folk came walking just to see what they could see\\ 
-The first was Jan Mohandas, the leader of the bunch He had us doing yoga, morning, night and lunch He was always writing things in his little book +For they'd heard some things about it that they just could not ignore\\ 
-But what he wrote we do not know, we neverEpt ​a look. +And so they thought it was a place they really should explore. 
-He had us hanging on there to every word he spoke Because we never knew when he'd come out with a joke The largest in the group was a pommy bloke named Neil+ 
 +The first was Jan Mohandas, the leader of the bunch\\ 
 +He had us doing yoga, morning, night and lunch\\ 
 +He was always writing things in his little book\\ 
 +But what he wrote we do not know, we never got a look. 
 + 
 +He had us hanging on there to every word he spoke\\ 
 +Because we never knew when he'd come out with a joke\\ 
 +The largest in the group was a pommy bloke named Neil\\
 We all were struck with awe at what he'd eat, each meal. We all were struck with awe at what he'd eat, each meal.
-But what went in came out in a very different form + 
-As his rude songs got us going, sitting round the fire warm +But what went in came out in a very different form\\ 
-The most appalling thing about him was the clothes he wore+As his rude songs got us going, sitting round the fire warm\\ 
 +The most appalling thing about him was the clothes he wore\\
 If he hadn't changed his shorts, the cops would have run him in for sure. If he hadn't changed his shorts, the cops would have run him in for sure.
-And when it came to climbing each and every peak + 
-It was Ray who had no equal, he had his own mystique But is was just to take a photo or to get a better view And not just for the workout, that he did what he did do. +And when it came to climbing each and every peak\\ 
-Though Judy looks so mild, so sweet and innocent +It was Ray who had no equal, he had his own mystique\\ 
-The rude jokes that she told were a source of merriment And at night by firelight, she was another one Who'd set us all to singing just for a bit of fun +But is was just to take a photo or to get a better view\\ 
-And then there was Patrick who came from far off France One day he set off early just to give the rest a chance To rest their weary bones and save about four K., +And not just for the workout, that he did what he did do. 
-But that long walk made him thirst ​so later on that day He sat in Kununurra'​s pub, just to have a quiet beer+ 
 +Though Judy looks so mild, so sweet and innocent\\ 
 +The rude jokes that she told were a source of merriment\\ 
 +And at night by firelight, she was another one\\ 
 +Who'd set us all to singing just for a bit of fun
 + 
 +And then there was Patrick who came from far off France\\ 
 +One day he set off early just to give the rest a chance\\ 
 +To rest their weary bones and save about four K.,\\ 
 +But that long walk made him thirsty ​so later on that day\\ 
 +He sat in Kununurra'​s pub, just to have a quiet beer\\
 He finished off something like eight, but we lost count I fear. He finished off something like eight, but we lost count I fear.
-cont/... + 
-August 1989 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 13 +An then in the Bungles, came that awful rise\\ 
-An then in the Bungles, came that awful rise +Where seven brave souls went up and up, up toward the skies\\ 
-Where seven brave soul 4 went up and up, up toward the skies This was followed by a pool, long and filled with scunge They stripped off, and swam on through with a sort of lunge +This was followed by a pool, long and filled with scunge\\ 
-Next came that lovely valley,that spinifex and rock mile Through which Sweet Sue wandered, clad only in a smile. Despite her garb, her hubby Bill was among those wearing more He needed his specs to see just where, to put his feet so sore. +They stripped off, and swam on through with a sort of lunge
-Poor Bryan was the one on whom, Lady Luck just would not smile In Keep he did an ankle and missed a pleasant mile + 
-And then in the Bungles, from his hat, a flynet got a pull And what's more, for an encore, he lost his wallet full. +Next came that lovely valley, that spinifex and rock mile\\ 
-Jo was the one who loved the plants, ​he even took a book +Through which Sweet Sue wandered, clad only in a smile.\\ 
-To try and figure out just what it lads, at which she had a look She'd jump in eaal,and every pool, after getting off her gear She scrubbed a lot of billies, giving cooks much cause for cheer +Despite her garb, her hubby Bill was among those wearing more\\ 
-Jim, at times, would' ​seem to be, a quiet sort of bloke +He needed his specs to see just where, to put his feet so sore. 
-Yet every night in the moonlight, he'd come out with a joke And if perchance he imbibed a drop of port or rum A '​Purple People Eater' song, from his lips would come. + 
-The most civilised among us was a lady named Joan +Poor Bryan was the one on whom, Lady Luck just would not smile\\ 
-The lack of tourist flights and hotel delights, gave her cause to moan She was even heard to ask how to get clean clothes +In Keep he did an ankle and missed a pleasant mile\\ 
-Although compared to some of us, she smelled just like a rose +And then in the Bungles, from his hat, a flynet got a pull\\ 
-But she did the swims and the climbs, and enjoyed the views If she should want to come again, we will say 'good news' Peter, well, he was the one who sometimes liked to draw +And what's more, for an encore, he lost his wallet full. 
-Though his pics were really good, he couldn'​t capture all he saw + 
-And then one night feeling tired quite, he tried to take a snooze +Jo was the one who loved the plants, ​she even took a book\\ 
-He lay there in his bag wrapped tight, while all the rest drank booze This group took two more with them, to lead and guide the way And to cook their evening meals, after all they'd had to pay +To try and figure out just what it was, at which she had a look\\ 
-The first was a girl named Chris, for whom much of this land was new She was one of only five, who a cold, dark gorge swam through It should of course be mentioned, four were naked female nymphs Ray was the lone male with them, the rest were playing wimps +She'd jump in each and every pool, after getting off her gear\\ 
-And finally came Russell, his pack weight a mere six stone Some thought that he carried rocks, past sins for to atone But they soon discovered, his need was of a different sort For in the bottom of that pack were six litres of port +She scrubbed a lot of billies, giving cooks much cause for cheer
-And this at last brings to an end this somewhat too long tale If a smile has passed your lips, then the author did not fail For though he will bring others to this land of rock and scrub He always will remember the Sydney Bushwalking club. + 
-* * * * * * * *+Jim, at times, would seem to be, a quiet sort of bloke\\ 
 +Yet every night in the moonlight, he'd come out with a joke\\ 
 +And if perchance he imbibed a drop of port or rum\\ 
 +A '​Purple People Eater' song, from his lips would come. 
 + 
 +The most civilised among us was a lady named Joan\\ 
 +The lack of tourist flights and hotel delights, gave her cause to moan\\ 
 +She was even heard to ask how to get clean clothes\\ 
 +Although compared to some of us, she smelled just like a rose
 + 
 +But she did the swims and the climbs, and enjoyed the views\\ 
 +If she should want to come again, we will say 'good news'\\ 
 +Peter, well, he was the one who sometimes liked to draw\\ 
 +Though his pics were really good, he couldn'​t capture all he saw
 + 
 +And then one night feeling tired quite, he tried to take a snooze\\ 
 +He lay there in his bag wrapped tight, while all the rest drank booze\\ 
 +This group took two more with them, to lead and guide the way\\ 
 +And to cook their evening meals, after all they'd had to pay
 + 
 +The first was a girl named Chris, for whom much of this land was new\\ 
 +She was one of only five, who a cold, dark gorge swam through\\ 
 +It should of course be mentioned, four were naked female nymphs\\ 
 +Ray was the lone male with them, the rest were playing wimps
 + 
 +And finally came Russell, his pack weight a mere six stone\\ 
 +Some thought that he carried rocks, past sins for to atone\\ 
 +But they soon discovered, his need was of a different sort\\ 
 +For in the bottom of that pack were six litres of port
 + 
 +And this at last brings to an end this somewhat too long tale\\ 
 +If a smile has passed your lips, then the author did not fail\\ 
 +For though he will bring others to this land of rock and scrub\\ 
 +He always will remember the Sydney Bushwalking club. 
 + 
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 + 
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 + 
 +===== The July General Meeting. ===== 
 + 
 +By Barry Wallace 
 There were around 30 members present at 2022 when the President called the meeting to order and called for apologies. These there were from Alex Colley, Bob King, Geoff Bridger and Margaret Reid. There were around 30 members present at 2022 when the President called the meeting to order and called for apologies. These there were from Alex Colley, Bob King, Geoff Bridger and Margaret Reid.
 +
 Bruce Cameron and Paul Churcher came forward for welcome as new members in the traditional way. Bruce Cameron and Paul Churcher came forward for welcome as new members in the traditional way.
-The Minutes were read and received, with business arising concerning the F.B.W. proposal for public Liability insurance. The Committee has resolved to seek further details before + 
-attempting to make a decision. +The Minutes were read and received, with business arising concerning the F.B.W. proposal for public Liability insurance. The Committee has resolved to seek further details before attempting to make a decision. 
-Correspondence comprised outgoing letters to Bill Burke offering him Honorary Active Membership, to the N.5.W.Lands Department making a submission on the recently released draft policy on off-road vehicles, a letter from F.B.W. enclosing minutes of their latest meeting, a letter from Jim Brown regarding F.B.W. public Liability insurance, a letter from Bill Burke accepting Honorary Active Membership and a letter from Ern French resigning membership. It + 
-may be noted in passing that Ern is 82 years old. There was an outgoing letter to Ern French +Correspondence comprised outgoing letters to Bill Burke offering him Honorary Active Membership, to the N.S.W. Lands Department making a submission on the recently released draft policy on off-road vehicles, a letter from F.B.W. enclosing minutes of their latest meeting, a letter from Jim Brown regarding F.B.W. public Liability insurance, a letter from Bill Burke accepting Honorary Active Membership and a letter from Ern French resigning membership. It may be noted in passing that Ern is 82 years old. There was an outgoing letter to Ern French accepting his resignation. 
-accepting his resignation.+
 The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we received $1,480.80, spent $3,464.34, and the cheque account balance at 30th June was $4,134.59 prior to transferring $3,000 into an at call investment account. The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we received $1,480.80, spent $3,464.34, and the cheque account balance at 30th June was $4,134.59 prior to transferring $3,000 into an at call investment account.
-. + 
-The Walks Report was next, beginning with a report on the weekend of 16,17,18 June. +The Walks Report was next, beginning with a report on the weekend of 16,17,18 June. That was the weekend that Les Powell led a party of 6 an his Ettrema Creek trip. They reported fine weather, but lots of water in the creeks, providing a fair measure of excitement. Nancye Alderson'​s day walk in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase went, but there was no report. Carol Lubber'​s Blue Mountains day walk attracted 15 starters and was noted for the beaut views. 
-That was the weekend that Les Powell led a party of 6 an his Ettrema Creek trip. They reported fine weather, but lots of water in the creeks, providing a fair measure of excitement. Nancye Alderson'​s day walk in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase went, but there was no report. Carol Lubber'​s Blue Mountains day walk attracted 15 starters and was noted for the beaut views. + 
-The following weekend, 23,24,25 June saw the inaugural NSW Rescue Services Navigation Shield. Carol Bruce reported at some length on the event. It seems there were four +The following weekend, 23,24,25 June saw the inaugural NSW Rescue Services Navigation Shield. Carol Bruce reported at some length on the event. It seems there were four bushwalking clubs represented and numerous rescue groups. The weekend was well organised and enjoyable. The S.B.W. group present managed to cover 50 km between 0800 Saturday and 1400 Sunday, although Carol assures us that the event was not competitive ​in any sense of the word. Alan Mewett'​s Muogamarra day walk had 26 walkers enjoying cool and fine conditions. 
-bushwalking clubs represented and numerous rescue groups. The weekend was well organised and +
-enjoyable. The S.B.W. group present managed to cover 50 km between 0800 Saturday and 1400 +
-Sunday, although Carol assures us that the event was not competative ​in any sense of the word. Alan Mewett'​s Muogamarra day walk had 26 walkers enjoying cool and fine conditions.+
 Ian Rannard'​s 29 June to 4 July Mittagong to Katoomba walk was cancelled due to the lack of starters and possibly an excess of water. Ian Rannard'​s 29 June to 4 July Mittagong to Katoomba walk was cancelled due to the lack of starters and possibly an excess of water.
-Jan Mohandas'​s 30 June, 1,2 July Cox River walk was deferred due to a clash of dates. Wendy Aliano'​s Grand Canyon day walk went, led by Wendy Lippiatt. There were 14 starters, + 
-struggling a little with the mud and flood, but at least the weather was fine. +Jan Mohandas'​s 30 June, 1,2 July Cox River walk was deferred due to a clash of dates. Wendy Aliano'​s Grand Canyon day walk went, led by Wendy Lippiatt. There were 14 starters, struggling a little with the mud and flood, but at least the weather was fine. 
-The weekend of 7,8,9 July saw Ian Wolfe and 7 others venturing forth in the Snowy Mountains. They tried first at Thredbo but the 40 knot winds and lack of snow were a discouragement,​ so they joined the snow bunnies in centre valley at Perisher. Just another + 
-great early season ice tour, so they said. Kenn Clacher'​s Colo walk had 5 starters in +The weekend of 7,8,9 July saw Ian Wolfe and 7 others venturing forth in the Snowy Mountains. They tried first at Thredbo but the 40 knot winds and lack of snow were a discouragement,​ so they joined the snow bunnies in centre valley at Perisher. Just another great early season ice tour, so they said. Kenn Clacher'​s Colo walk had 5 starters in generally fine conditions. The route was varied slightly to accommodate the limitations of the party. Alan Doherty'​s Kowmung River and environs walk had a party of 17 enjoying a great weekend and Margaret Reid's Woodford day walk attracted 26 people, although the proliferation of empty cans along the route detracted ​somewhat ​from the wilderness experience. All of which brought the Walks Report to a close. 
-generallyfine conditions. The route was varied slightly to accommodate the limitations of + 
-the party. Alan Doherty'​s Kowmung River and environs walk had a party of 17 enjoying a great +There was a Federation Report, it should be covered elsewhere in the magazine. Of General Business there was none, so the President called for announcements. 
-weekend and Margaret Reid's Woodford day walk attracted 26 people, although the proliferation of empty cans along the route detracted ​sbw@what ​from the wilderness experience. All of which brought the Walks Report to a close. + 
-There was a Federation Report, it should be covered elsewhere in the magazine. Of +At this stage Dot Butler came up with a novel request. It seems that Dot has acquired (no Virginia, it's best not to ask) some Blueberry Ash seeds and is desirous of propagating them, possibly at Coolana. It seems Blueberry Ash seeds will only germinate after passage through the digestive tract of a bird. If anyone knows of a suitably disposed, or even suitably indisposed, bird could they please contact Dot, preferably ​in the first instance. 
-General Business there was none, so the President called for announcements. + 
-At this stage Dot Butler came up with a novel request. It seems that Dot has acquired +I think I got most of that down right. In any case I do know that the President closed the meeting at 2103. 
-(no Virginia, it's best not to ask) some Blueberry Ash seeds and is desirous of propagating + 
-them, possibly at Coolana. It seems Blueberry Ash seeds will only germinate after passage +---- 
-through the digestive tract of a bird. If anyone knows of a suitably disposed, or even + 
-suitably indisposed, bird could they please contact Dot, preferrably ​in the first instance. +===== Federation Notes. ===== 
-I think I got most of that down right. In any case I do know that the President closed + 
-the meeting at 2103. +by Jeff Bridger 
-* * * * * * * * * +
-Page 16 +
-The Sydney Bushwalker August 1989 +
-FEDERATION NOTES by Jeff Bridger+
 At the Federation Annual General Meeting John Porter was elected Junior Vice' President, Jim Percy was elected Minutes Secretary. Gordon Lee was re-elected as President. At the Federation Annual General Meeting John Porter was elected Junior Vice' President, Jim Percy was elected Minutes Secretary. Gordon Lee was re-elected as President.
 +
 Fees have been set at $1.60 per head, with a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 300 members per Club. Associate members fees are the same. Fees have been set at $1.60 per head, with a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 300 members per Club. Associate members fees are the same.
-Search ​Rescue. A practice to be held in the Wattagans on 16-17 September. Meet at Pine + 
-Forest Picnic Area. Contact John Porter for further details. +__Search ​Rescue__. A practice to be held in the Wattagans on 16-17 September. Meet at Pine Forest Picnic Area. Contact John Porter for further details. 
-St.JOhns First Aid Course ​- + 
-is to be held at the Marrickville Police Rescue H.Q. on the last +__A St.Johns First Aid Course__ ​- is to be held at the Marrickville Police Rescue H.Q. on the last weekend of October (and May 1990). The reduced price for members is $40 each. 
-weekend of October (and May 1990). The reduced price for members is $40 each.+
 Don't forget the F.B.W. Ball, to be held on Friday 22nd September - see details below. Don't forget the F.B.W. Ball, to be held on Friday 22nd September - see details below.
-The F.B.W. has decided to make the Nattai area its next CONSERVATION PROJECT. Full details of this campaign will appear in the September magazine. + 
-FEDERATION BALL +The F.B.W. has decided to make the Nattai area its next Conservation Project. Full details of this campaign will appear in the September magazine. 
-On Friday, 22nd September, the Federation of Bushwalking Clubs will + 
-be holding their Annual Ball at the PETERSHAM TOWN HALL. The theme for +=== Federation Ball. === 
-the table settings is "The Greenhouse Effect"​. They are hoping to book + 
-"​Skewiff"​ to provide that toe-tapping music; should be a lively evening.+On Friday, 22nd September, the Federation of Bushwalking Clubs will be holding their Annual Ball at the Petersham Town Hall. The theme for the table settings is "The Greenhouse Effect"​. They are hoping to book "​Skewiff"​ to provide that toe-tapping music; should be a lively evening. 
 Admission $8.00 per person, payable at door. B.Y.O. food and drink. Admission $8.00 per person, payable at door. B.Y.O. food and drink.
-gress casual, no need to bring a partner. To join the S.B.W. party + 
-phone BEVERLY FOULDS ​on 798 5650 and leave your name. See you there!+Dress casual, no need to bring a partner. To join the S.B.W. party phone Beverley Foulds ​on 798 5650 and leave your name. See you there! 
 Profits to Search & Rescue. Profits to Search & Rescue.
-########## + 
-FOOTNOTES ​ +---- 
-Pancy a three day walk which isn't too hard? GEORGE MAWER has just the thing for you. Or September 1,2,3 he is leading a trip from Kanangra to Katoomba. Organise that flexi-day + 
-and get out for a breath of spring air. Phone 707 1343 (H) and 774 0500 (B). +===== Footnotes. ===== 
-Copies of the article by REG ALDER on "GIARDIA" as published in the NPA Journal will be available in the clubroom for any members who are Lnterested+ 
-n Border ​Ranges Walking ​Track. If you're thinking of going north, the Border Ranges N.P. +Fancy a three day walk which isn't too hard? George Mawer has just the thing for you. On September 1,2,3 he is leading a trip from Kanangra to Katoomba. Organise that flexi-day and get out for a breath of spring air. Phone 707 1343 (H) and 774 0500 (B). 
-has a lot to offer. Another 9 km of track - from Sheepstation Creek to Forest Tops has been + 
-added, bringing the total to 21 km. The park, which has excellent visitor facilities, will +Copies of the article by Reg Alder on "Giardia" as published in the NPA Journal will be available in the clubroom for any members who are interested
-eventually have a track joining it to Lamington N.P. + 
-' ​Club Auction with guest auctioneer ​CHARLIE BROWN. It's on again, +__Border ​Ranges Walking ​Track__. If you're thinking of going north, the Border Ranges N.P. has a lot to offer. Another 9 km of track - from Sheepstation Creek to Forest Tops has been added, bringing the total to 21 km. The park, which has excellent visitor facilities, will eventually have a track joining it to Lamington N.P. 
-folks, that grand annual event. Donate your superseded/​superannuated + 
-gear and help to fill the Club's kitty. All sorts of interesting +Club Auction with guest auctioneer ​Charlie Brown. It's on again, folks, that grand annual event. Donate your superseded/​superannuated gear and help to fill the Club's kitty. All sorts of interesting items to bid for, so bring your cash as well! Lots of fun! 
-items to bid for, so bring your cash as well! Lots of fun! + 
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER ​ +---- 
-20th September Jim Oxley will give a talk with slides about "Llas0-b ​Tramps in New Zealand"​. + 
-27th +===== Social Notes For September. ===== 
-CLUBROOM CLOSED. This is so the caretaker can have two + 
-weeks holiday. However, Club members will be meeting for Dinner (and talk) at "La Botte D'Oro Restaurant",​ 137 Marion Street, Leichhardt at 7 pm.+20th September ​Jim Oxley will give a talk with slides about "Classic ​Tramps in New Zealand"​. 
 + 
 +27th September ​__Clubroom closed__. This is so the caretaker can have two weeks holiday. However, Club members will be meeting for Dinner (and talk) at "La Botte D'Oro Restaurant",​ 137 Marion Street, Leichhardt at 7 pm. 
 (Please note that the Clubroom will also be closed on 4th October.) (Please note that the Clubroom will also be closed on 4th October.)
  
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