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 To advertise in this magazine please contact the Business Manager. To advertise in this magazine please contact the Business Manager.
  
-EDITOR Morag Ryder, Box 347 PO, Gladesville 2111 Telephone 809 4241 +|**EDITOR** | Morag Ryder, Box 347 PO, Gladesville 2111 Telephone 809 4241 | 
-BUSINESS MANAGER Anita Doherty, 2 Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights Telephone 476 6531 2077 +|**BUSINESS MANAGER**| Anita Doherty, 2 Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights Telephone 476 6531 2077| 
-PRODUCTION MANAGER Helen Gray +|**PRODUCTION MANAGER**| Helen Gray| 
-TYPIST Kath Brown +|**TYPIST**| Kath Brown| 
-ILLUSTRATOR Morag Ryder +|**ILLUSTRATOR**| Morag Ryder| 
-PRINTERS Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Barrie Murdoch+|**PRINTERS**| Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Barrie Murdoch|
  
 **NOVEMBER 1989** **NOVEMBER 1989**
  
-While the Billy Boils The Editor 2 +|While the Billy Boils The Editor ​2| 
-Going to Tasmania This Summer? 2 +|Going to Tasmania This Summer? ​|2| 
-Minimal Impact Alpine Walking & Camping 3 +|Minimal Impact Alpine Walking & Camping ​3| 
-Thanks Paddy! '​Mumbedahl 4 +|Thanks Paddy! '​Mumbedahl ​|| 
-Bushfires! Ben Esgate +|Bushfires! Ben Esgate ​| | 
-Notice from The Secretary 5  +|Notice from The Secretary ​|| 
-Walking in the Top End (The Northern Territory & Western Australia) - Part 2 Jan Mohandas +|Walking in the Top End (The Northern Territory & Western Australia) - Part 2 Jan Mohandas| | 
-Ettrema Remembered - Part 2 Tom Wilhelm  +|Ettrema Remembered - Part 2 Tom Wilhelm ​| | 
-The October General Meeting. Barry Wallace 13 +|The October General Meeting. Barry Wallace13| 
-Federation Notes 15 +|Federation Notes |15| 
-Footnotes ​+|Footnotes ​ | |
  
-Advertisements  +Advertisements ​\\ 
-Eastwood Camping Centre +Eastwood Camping Centre\\ 
-Canoe & Camping - Gladesville & Kogarah Bay +Canoe & Camping - Gladesville & Kogarah Bay\\ 
-Blackheath Taxis & Tourist Services 14+Blackheath Taxis & Tourist Services 14\\
  
  
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 The first party was back at the main gorge junction at 12.30 pm and the campsite at 12.45 pm. At the campsite a very happy Brian was back from his trip. Luckily he found his lost wallet lying around in the sand. We had a long lunch. For the afternoon walk we left at 2.45 pm. The access route was to go near the permanent water sole about 250 metres upstream, then continue on towards the side creek still further upstream on the left from the main gorge and walk up. Not too far away, it opened up into a small valley with plenty of palm trees and small trees everywhere. At about 3.15 pm we got to the end of the valley and walked into a narrow water filled chasm. Patrick went in first followed by Jim. Russell went to an island rock about 50 metres in. Then Joan, Sue, Chris, Jo and Neil went followed by Ray. Russell, Neil and Jim went to the island rock and didn't go any further. It was apparently freezing cold. Peter and I decided to return to the campsite and had a swim on the way. We heard what happened later on when the swimming party returned. Patrick went further and gave up when he felt the cold. Joan, Jo, Chris, Sue and Ray went furthest to the dry land, some shallow pools and further dry land in the chasm. Others returned early. Those who went furthest, got concerned about the twists and turns in the dark chasm and decided to return. Everyone came back by 5.00 pm. Previously none of the members of Russell'​s other parties ever went that far. The moon was shining by that time on the entire camping area with clouds frequently causing shadows. After dinner Russell produced a second cask of port wine. He carried in 2 casks of port wine, 5 litres of stove fuel and all sorts of other things. The first party was back at the main gorge junction at 12.30 pm and the campsite at 12.45 pm. At the campsite a very happy Brian was back from his trip. Luckily he found his lost wallet lying around in the sand. We had a long lunch. For the afternoon walk we left at 2.45 pm. The access route was to go near the permanent water sole about 250 metres upstream, then continue on towards the side creek still further upstream on the left from the main gorge and walk up. Not too far away, it opened up into a small valley with plenty of palm trees and small trees everywhere. At about 3.15 pm we got to the end of the valley and walked into a narrow water filled chasm. Patrick went in first followed by Jim. Russell went to an island rock about 50 metres in. Then Joan, Sue, Chris, Jo and Neil went followed by Ray. Russell, Neil and Jim went to the island rock and didn't go any further. It was apparently freezing cold. Peter and I decided to return to the campsite and had a swim on the way. We heard what happened later on when the swimming party returned. Patrick went further and gave up when he felt the cold. Joan, Jo, Chris, Sue and Ray went furthest to the dry land, some shallow pools and further dry land in the chasm. Others returned early. Those who went furthest, got concerned about the twists and turns in the dark chasm and decided to return. Everyone came back by 5.00 pm. Previously none of the members of Russell'​s other parties ever went that far. The moon was shining by that time on the entire camping area with clouds frequently causing shadows. After dinner Russell produced a second cask of port wine. He carried in 2 casks of port wine, 5 litres of stove fuel and all sorts of other things.
  
-Wednesday, 17th May 89, This morning we left the campsite after spending 3 nights there. It was an excellent campsite. Most of the party left before 7.30 am for the return journey downstream. Russell said that there was a large permanent waterhole in about 2 Km on the left, under a watercourse mark on the rod face, which could be reached through a little gully. At about 8.45 am we got to that big waterhole, one of the largest in that area. There were palm trees, cork trees and other trees all around. Water lillys in the waterhole as well. Joan and Jo went swimming. We left that waterhole, walked further downstream and stopped for morning tea near another pool at 9.45 am. Some people went swimming. In BB there were plenty of flies. Over the last few days we watched occasional big planes, many light planes and many helicopters flying above BB. Almost every evening when the party got to the campsite, Peter regularly played pleasant tunes in his harmonica and also did some sketches with pen or pencil or drew pictures with colour pencils. We left soon from the morning tea spot, came to the big bend in the gorge and started walking in the hot sun at 10.15 am. We found an overhang at 10.45 am for sitting in the shade. The breeze was strong and was a welcome relief. Joan and Jo went down to a deep pool. Russell sang a four liner about Neil and his pants and shorts which were by now in shreds. We left at about 11.15 am and continued our return journey through the gorge. Very soon at a bend with a high wall on the right, we stopped to look at some rare aboriginal paintings. The paintings were at locations about 10 metres high from the floor of the gorge. We had lunch and rest for 3 hours and left at 2,40 pm. On the way to the camping spot (2 Km in from the vehicle parking area at the end of the road into BB) we had several stops in the shade and a number of cool down dips. We reached the location for camping at 4.00 pm.  A number of us decided to go with Russell to look at two small gullies near the camping area. We walked upstream towards the first gully on the left. Soon we turned into the side creek bed, walked a little to a small waterhole under a waterfall. We scrambled up to the next level. There was a big waterhole there. We came back to the main gorge, walked upstream a short distance, picked up the next side creek on the left and followed it upstream. Fifteen minutes of walking took us to a large permanent waterhole. At the edge of the waterhole, on a small twig, there was a long but thin tree snake (about 0.75 metres long). It was light yellow in colour. We also saw a brown snake in a rockhole ​in the creek bed on our way back. The campsite was surrounded by pagoda like rock formations. The moon was very bright. It was cooler than the nights before. Brian, Bill and Judy were nursing head and chest colds.+Wednesday, 17th May 89, This morning we left the campsite after spending 3 nights there. It was an excellent campsite. Most of the party left before 7.30 am for the return journey downstream. Russell said that there was a large permanent waterhole in about 2 Km on the left, under a watercourse mark on the rod face, which could be reached through a little gully. At about 8.45 am we got to that big waterhole, one of the largest in that area. There were palm trees, cork trees and other trees all around. Water lillys in the waterhole as well. Joan and Jo went swimming. We left that waterhole, walked further downstream and stopped for morning tea near another pool at 9.45 am. Some people went swimming. In BB there were plenty of flies. Over the last few days we watched occasional big planes, many light planes and many helicopters flying above BB. Almost every evening when the party got to the campsite, Peter regularly played pleasant tunes in his harmonica and also did some sketches with pen or pencil or drew pictures with colour pencils. We left soon from the morning tea spot, came to the big bend in the gorge and started walking in the hot sun at 10.15 am. We found an overhang at 10.45 am for sitting in the shade. The breeze was strong and was a welcome relief. Joan and Jo went down to a deep pool. Russell sang a four liner about Neil and his pants and shorts which were by now in shreds. We left at about 11.15 am and continued our return journey through the gorge. Very soon at a bend with a high wall on the right, we stopped to look at some rare aboriginal paintings. The paintings were at locations about 10 metres high from the floor of the gorge. We had lunch and rest for 3 hours and left at 2,40 pm. On the way to the camping spot (2 Km in from the vehicle parking area at the end of the road into BB) we had several stops in the shade and a number of cool down dips. We reached the location for camping at 4.00 pm.  A number of us decided to go with Russell to look at two small gullies near the camping area. We walked upstream towards the first gully on the left. Soon we turned into the side creek bed, walked a little to a small waterhole under a waterfall. We scrambled up to the next level. There was a big waterhole there. We came back to the main gorge, walked upstream a short distance, picked up the next side creek on the left and followed it upstream. Fifteen minutes of walking took us to a large permanent waterhole. At the edge of the waterhole, on a small twig, there was a long but thin tree snake (about 0.75 metres long). It was light yellow in colour. We also saw a brown snake in a rock hole in the creek bed on our way back. The campsite was surrounded by pagoda like rock formations. The moon was very bright. It was cooler than the nights before. Brian, Bill and Judy were nursing head and chest colds.
  
 Thursday, 18th May 89: We left the campsite at 6.30 am. It took about 45 minutes to reach the area where the vehicles were. In the morning, the sunlight made beautiful impressions on the BB pagoda rocks, near the camping area. Everwhere we looked it looked beautiful under the morning sun. While Russell and Chris were arranging things, we went to the Cathedral gorge. It took about 15 minutes to get to the end of Cathedral gorge which had a big waterhole and a large Cathedral like open area. We found some drawings made by vandals on the right at the end of the overhang behind the waterhole. While coming back I saw a large yellow snake with black trellis like markings. Most of us got back by about 8.20 am. We left at about 9.30 am. Russell drove the Nissan and Chris drove the Pajero. On the way we stopped at the Kurrajong camping area to leave the trailer behind at 10.45 am and left at 11.15 am. We reached Echidna chasm car park at 11.55 am. We left for the walk into the Echidna chasm at 12.05 pm and reached the end of the chasm, an interesting area at 12.25 pm. We had lunch there, got back to the vehicles and left the parking area at 150 pm. At 2.15 pm we came to a flowing creek with plenty of water. A stop for a dip in the water to cool down and some people got water for drinking. We left after 10 minutes and reached the three ways junction at 3.00 pm. After a brief stop we continued our return journey. On the way we filled a number of wineskins with good water from the creek near where we had lunch on our inward journey. Time was 4.30 pm. Around 5.00 pm there was only 30 minutes sunlight left and we decided to stop to camp at a dry creek near the road from BB. Tents were put up with mosquito nets as there were plenty of mosquitoes. At about 7.30 pm Russell recited a poem about the SBW party. (Note: This was published in the August issue). It was a hot day and it remained warm at night Thursday, 18th May 89: We left the campsite at 6.30 am. It took about 45 minutes to reach the area where the vehicles were. In the morning, the sunlight made beautiful impressions on the BB pagoda rocks, near the camping area. Everwhere we looked it looked beautiful under the morning sun. While Russell and Chris were arranging things, we went to the Cathedral gorge. It took about 15 minutes to get to the end of Cathedral gorge which had a big waterhole and a large Cathedral like open area. We found some drawings made by vandals on the right at the end of the overhang behind the waterhole. While coming back I saw a large yellow snake with black trellis like markings. Most of us got back by about 8.20 am. We left at about 9.30 am. Russell drove the Nissan and Chris drove the Pajero. On the way we stopped at the Kurrajong camping area to leave the trailer behind at 10.45 am and left at 11.15 am. We reached Echidna chasm car park at 11.55 am. We left for the walk into the Echidna chasm at 12.05 pm and reached the end of the chasm, an interesting area at 12.25 pm. We had lunch there, got back to the vehicles and left the parking area at 150 pm. At 2.15 pm we came to a flowing creek with plenty of water. A stop for a dip in the water to cool down and some people got water for drinking. We left after 10 minutes and reached the three ways junction at 3.00 pm. After a brief stop we continued our return journey. On the way we filled a number of wineskins with good water from the creek near where we had lunch on our inward journey. Time was 4.30 pm. Around 5.00 pm there was only 30 minutes sunlight left and we decided to stop to camp at a dry creek near the road from BB. Tents were put up with mosquito nets as there were plenty of mosquitoes. At about 7.30 pm Russell recited a poem about the SBW party. (Note: This was published in the August issue). It was a hot day and it remained warm at night
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-Federation Procedure upon lncorporation ​+Federation Procedure upon incorporation ​
  
 A meeting of the Executive Committee was held late in September to define certain procedures that would become necessary when Federation'​s application for Incorporation has been approved. Some of the more important decisions, which were ratified by the October General Meeting, are:- A meeting of the Executive Committee was held late in September to define certain procedures that would become necessary when Federation'​s application for Incorporation has been approved. Some of the more important decisions, which were ratified by the October General Meeting, are:-
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-FOOTNOTES+FOOTNOTES\\
 "DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY" - gum leaves and flannel flowers - because its Christmas Party time! Bring a plate and your best party jokes; we'll provide wine and soft drinks. ON DECEMBER 20 the gang will be gathering to wish each other Merry Christmas, so come and join in the fun! "DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY" - gum leaves and flannel flowers - because its Christmas Party time! Bring a plate and your best party jokes; we'll provide wine and soft drinks. ON DECEMBER 20 the gang will be gathering to wish each other Merry Christmas, so come and join in the fun!
  
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