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-=====The Sydney Bushwalker.=====+======The Sydney Bushwalker======
  
 Established June 1931 Established June 1931
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated,​ Box 4476 GPO, Sydney 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitroy ​Street, Kirribilli (near Milson'​s Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine please contact the Club Secretary.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated,​ Box 4476 GPO, Sydney 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy ​Street, Kirribilli (near Milson'​s Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine please contact the Club Secretary.
  
-|Editor|Judy O'​Connor,​. 43 Pine Street, Cammeray 2062. Telephone 929 8629| +|**Editor**|Judy O'​Connor,​. 43 Pine Street, Cammeray 2062. Telephone 929 8629| 
-|Production Manager|George Gray Telephone 876 6263| +|**Production Manager**|George Gray Telephone 876 6263| 
-|Typist|Kath Brown| +|**Typist**|Kath Brown| 
-|Printers|Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Margaret Niven, Barrie Murdoch & Kay Chan|+|**Printers**|Kenn Clacher, Les Powell, Margaret Niven, Barrie Murdoch & Kay Chan|
  
 ====June 1991==== ====June 1991====
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 The owner of the land, Mr Geoffrey Scharer, applied to the Wollondilly Shire Council for approval of extensive logging and a market garden. The resulting scar on the landscape would have been an intrusion into the wilderness and central to the view from vantage points above the valley. Approval might well have meant a "foot in the door" for further approvals giving access to all forests in the Nattai valley, which was first proposed as a national park by the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council in the early 1930s. The owner of the land, Mr Geoffrey Scharer, applied to the Wollondilly Shire Council for approval of extensive logging and a market garden. The resulting scar on the landscape would have been an intrusion into the wilderness and central to the view from vantage points above the valley. Approval might well have meant a "foot in the door" for further approvals giving access to all forests in the Nattai valley, which was first proposed as a national park by the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council in the early 1930s.
  
-Representatations ​were made to the Water Board and to the Hon Tim Moore, who wrote to the Council last week, refusing permission for the development because the Water Board and the Soil Conservation Service had advised him that it would result in "​unacceptable impacts on water quality in the Nattai River"​.+Representations ​were made to the Water Board and to the Hon Tim Moore, who wrote to the Council last week, refusing permission for the development because the Water Board and the Soil Conservation Service had advised him that it would result in "​unacceptable impacts on water quality in the Nattai River"​.
  
 Another very notable success was achieved by the Friends of the Hacking River, when the Wollongong City Council, by 9 votes to 6, rejected a plan it had previously endorsed to add 2,000 homes to Helensburgh. Not only did Council reject the plan, but it decided to zone much of the land in the Hacking River catchment as environmentally protected. The Friends of the Hacking River are to be congratulated on their long and unrelenting campaign against the proposed development. They succeeded in organising 4,850 submissions against it. Had the development application gone ahead, pollution and siltation of the Hacking would have degraded the Royal National Park, the world'​s second oldest national park, much used by bushwalkers. Another very notable success was achieved by the Friends of the Hacking River, when the Wollongong City Council, by 9 votes to 6, rejected a plan it had previously endorsed to add 2,000 homes to Helensburgh. Not only did Council reject the plan, but it decided to zone much of the land in the Hacking River catchment as environmentally protected. The Friends of the Hacking River are to be congratulated on their long and unrelenting campaign against the proposed development. They succeeded in organising 4,850 submissions against it. Had the development application gone ahead, pollution and siltation of the Hacking would have degraded the Royal National Park, the world'​s second oldest national park, much used by bushwalkers.
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 =====Cooking With Spices In The Bush.===== =====Cooking With Spices In The Bush.=====
  
-By Jan Mobandas+By Jan Mohandas
  
 Bored with your usual bush tucker? Bored with your usual bush tucker?
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 by Jim Brown by Jim Brown
  
-Some forty to fifty years ago one of the tests used by Police to determine whether a person they had detained was "under the influrence" (oh, yes, alcohol, of course) was a requirement that he walk along a straight line drown on the floor of the Police Station. I suppose you could say it was a sort of "test walk", although hardly of the nature that bush walkers associate with that term.+Some forty to fifty years ago one of the tests used by Police to determine whether a person they had detained was "under the influence" (oh, yes, alcohol, of course) was a requirement that he walk along a straight line drown on the floor of the Police Station. I suppose you could say it was a sort of "test walk", although hardly of the nature that bush walkers associate with that term.
  
 There were many occasions when I "​walked the line" - but not the one on the Police Station floor. My "​line"​ was a railway line and I was there either because it was a convenient way to get back to a station (NO, NOT a Police Station), or because I had railroading photography in mind. There were many occasions when I "​walked the line" - but not the one on the Police Station floor. My "​line"​ was a railway line and I was there either because it was a convenient way to get back to a station (NO, NOT a Police Station), or because I had railroading photography in mind.
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 by Ailsa Hocking by Ailsa Hocking
  
-Long standing members of the Club will be saddened to hear of the death of Paul Sharp. Paul died on April 9th, 1991, at the age of 61, after a courageous battle against a long illness. Paul was a committed conservationist with a strong sense of social justice, and was politically active in the fledgling environmental movements of the 1960s. He was Deputy National Leader of the Australia Party for a period, a member of ZPG, and the prestigious Club of Rome. So strongly held were his conservationist ideals, that he resigned his job as managing director of a large pdblic ​company when the Board asked him to cease his conservation activities. He was a man of extraordinary intellect, and great gentleness of manner.+Long standing members of the Club will be saddened to hear of the death of Paul Sharp. Paul died on April 9th, 1991, at the age of 61, after a courageous battle against a long illness. Paul was a committed conservationist with a strong sense of social justice, and was politically active in the fledgling environmental movements of the 1960s. He was Deputy National Leader of the Australia Party for a period, a member of ZPG, and the prestigious Club of Rome. So strongly held were his conservationist ideals, that he resigned his job as managing director of a large public ​company when the Board asked him to cease his conservation activities. He was a man of extraordinary intellect, and great gentleness of manner.
  
-Paul had a deep love of the bush and of wilderness. He was most active in SBW during the 1960s and early 70s, doing many exploratory walks in the Budawangs, the Colo wilderness and the Snowy Mountains. Paul continued to be an active walker ​throught ​the 1970s and up to the mid 1980s. His favourite places were always the wilder areas of the Budawangs and the Snowy Mountains. He was happiest when he was sitting boiling a billy over a fire in a camping cave in the Budawangs, at the end of a good day's walk. When active weekend walking was no logner ​possible, Paul took up day walking and birdwatching as a way of keeping in touch with the bush and his beloved wilderness. Birdwatching trips took him as far afield as the Kimberleys and Mitchell Plateau, Alice Springs to Perth via the Great Victoria Desert, Cape York, Kangaroo Island, Kakadu, Kinchega, the Flinders Ranges, to name a few.+Paul had a deep love of the bush and of wilderness. He was most active in SBW during the 1960s and early 70s, doing many exploratory walks in the Budawangs, the Colo wilderness and the Snowy Mountains. Paul continued to be an active walker ​throughout ​the 1970s and up to the mid 1980s. His favourite places were always the wilder areas of the Budawangs and the Snowy Mountains. He was happiest when he was sitting boiling a billy over a fire in a camping cave in the Budawangs, at the end of a good day's walk. When active weekend walking was no longer ​possible, Paul took up day walking and birdwatching as a way of keeping in touch with the bush and his beloved wilderness. Birdwatching trips took him as far afield as the Kimberleys and Mitchell Plateau, Alice Springs to Perth via the Great Victoria Desert, Cape York, Kangaroo Island, Kakadu, Kinchega, the Flinders Ranges, to name a few.
  
 Paul was deeply loved and respected by his many friends. He will be sadly missed. Paul was deeply loved and respected by his many friends. He will be sadly missed.
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 ===Thursday,​ 25/4/85=== ===Thursday,​ 25/4/85===
  
-As conditions were not favourable on awakening, we all headed for the Kanangra car park with the intention of having breakfast in the cave with Barry, Ray and Adrienne. However, on starting off, we were soon contronted ​by three "not so amused"​ persons heading in our direction. It appears that on arriving late at Kanangra the previous night, there was some difficulty in locating the exact route down to the Dance Floor cave. This was not due to the incompetence of the three in question, but due to "​restoration?"​ work being carried out by the NP&WS. By the time the new __pathway__ had been located, they had already spent some considerable time in heavy rain and muddy conditions.+As conditions were not favourable on awakening, we all headed for the Kanangra car park with the intention of having breakfast in the cave with Barry, Ray and Adrienne. However, on starting off, we were soon confronted ​by three "not so amused"​ persons heading in our direction. It appears that on arriving late at Kanangra the previous night, there was some difficulty in locating the exact route down to the Dance Floor cave. This was not due to the incompetence of the three in question, but due to "​restoration?"​ work being carried out by the NP&WS. By the time the new __pathway__ had been located, they had already spent some considerable time in heavy rain and muddy conditions.
  
 A quick breakfast at the cars soon saw the party of ten moving off for the Coal Seam Cave, where we were to meet three other walkers huddled around a warm glowing fire. Our party soon settled in for a long stay with the conversation centring around predicting the weather. To me it was obvious - we should take it "one cave at a time". A quick breakfast at the cars soon saw the party of ten moving off for the Coal Seam Cave, where we were to meet three other walkers huddled around a warm glowing fire. Our party soon settled in for a long stay with the conversation centring around predicting the weather. To me it was obvious - we should take it "one cave at a time".
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 At this stage our energetic party of seven arrived back at the campfire. With intermittent showers most of the day, we had kept the fire burning continuously as it would have been an unenviable task to relight the fire when we would have needed it for dinner. Discussion around the fire that night revealed concensus that if the elusive sunny weather we had been waiting for did not appear, it would be best if we headed back to Kanangra Walls, and put the trip down to experience. At this stage our energetic party of seven arrived back at the campfire. With intermittent showers most of the day, we had kept the fire burning continuously as it would have been an unenviable task to relight the fire when we would have needed it for dinner. Discussion around the fire that night revealed concensus that if the elusive sunny weather we had been waiting for did not appear, it would be best if we headed back to Kanangra Walls, and put the trip down to experience.
  
-It is interessting ​to note that with persistent rain, the longer it continues to rain, the deeper the water penetrates into one's gear and equipment, no matter how hard one tries to prevent this. We had been unlucky, for up to now we had not had any sunshine to "dry out" since starting off on Wednesday night.+It is interesting ​to note that with persistent rain, the longer it continues to rain, the deeper the water penetrates into one's gear and equipment, no matter how hard one tries to prevent this. We had been unlucky, for up to now we had not had any sunshine to "dry out" since starting off on Wednesday night.
  
 ===Saturday,​ 27.4.84=== ===Saturday,​ 27.4.84===
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 Once again we met some other walkers who were ready to tackle the elements and the mountains. We were pleased it was them and not us. A quick dash to the cars with a change of clothing saw us heading off to Katoomba for that cup of hot chocolate at Aroney'​s. Once again we met some other walkers who were ready to tackle the elements and the mountains. We were pleased it was them and not us. A quick dash to the cars with a change of clothing saw us heading off to Katoomba for that cup of hot chocolate at Aroney'​s.
  
-Despite unpleasant walking ​conditons ​the members of the party had had many humorous moments shared around the campfires. There was little walking done over the three days, but once again the party proved that it is not so much where you walk, but who you walk with that makes the trip.+Despite unpleasant walking ​conditions ​the members of the party had had many humorous moments shared around the campfires. There was little walking done over the three days, but once again the party proved that it is not so much where you walk, but who you walk with that makes the trip.
  
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 +=====The May General Meeting.=====
  
- 
-THE MAY GENERAL MEETING 
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
-. 
-e:​*etingbegan at around 2023 with 20 or so Members present and the 
-Peiiden,:in the chair. Miche,​Iley,​owell;:​already on the way to Kakadui Sept:​her-aPologies-.'​ Helen Gray'​.6CupiedMiehelle'​s pla0p, as SecretarY. 
-.0* other apology Was frOmJimgallawaY,,​ 
-: - 
  
-New membei' Alaric ​Behhett ​was welcomed into member6hip with badge, constitution and applause.+The meeting began at around 2023 with 20 or so Members present and the President in the chair. Michele Powell, already on the way to Kakadu, sent her apologies. Helen Gray occupied Michelle's place as Secretary. The only other apology was from Jim Callaway. 
 + 
 +New member ​Alaric ​Bennett ​was welcomed into member6hip with badge, constitution and applause. 
 The Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received, with the only matter arising being the question of our membership of Confederation and the insurances provided by this committee are still obtaining details in order to evaluate. The Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received, with the only matter arising being the question of our membership of Confederation and the insurances provided by this committee are still obtaining details in order to evaluate.
- Correspondence was comprised of letters from Mbrag Ryder,Don Andrews, Oliver Crawford, from Confederation regarding membership fees, together with outgoing letters to our new member and our insurers.  + 
-The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we received income of $2,423 and spent $2,​021. ​The Treasurer also presented a budget fOr the coming year. Most items are similar to last year'​s,​ with an overall deficit of$517. ​STocks ​of cloth badges, T-shirts and books.are to be checked. +Correspondence was comprised of letters from Morag Ryder, Don Andrews, Oliver Crawford, from Confederation regarding membership fees, together with outgoing letters to our new member and our insurers. 
-The Walks Report began with Bill Capon'​s Morton N.P. walk over the weekend of 12,13,14 April. There were 5 starters and the fact that two of + 
-them were non-smokers seems to have somehow been related to the fact that Bill awoke with a headache on the Sunday morning. The walk did go, but not +The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we received income of $2,423 and spent $2,021. The Treasurer also presented a budget fOr the coming year. Most items are similar to last year'​s,​ with an overall deficit of $517. Stocks ​of cloth badges, T-shirts and books are to be checked. 
-quite to program. Ian Debert'​s Saturday start Macarthurs Flat walk had 7 starters, good weather and rather cold waters. Nancye Alderson led a party of 6 on her Saturday ramble from Blackheath to Medlow Bath, finishing the trip with afternoon tea at the Hydro Majestic. Alan Mewett had 11 on his Winmalee area Sunday walk, conducted under threat of rain. The party emerged from the scrub at the end of the walk only to find that Alan and Geoff Bradley, deeply engrossed in a discussion of Brahms Fourth and the + 
-art of celestial navigation, had managed to emerge at some other, ​conpletely ​different, location. They all got together eventually, with just a couple +The Walks Report began with Bill Capon'​s Morton N.P. walk over the weekend of 12,13,14 April. There were 5 starters and the fact that two of them were non-smokers seems to have somehow been related to the fact that Bill awoke with a headache on the Sunday morning. The walk did go, but not quite to program. Ian Debert'​s Saturday start Macarthurs Flat walk had 7 starters, good weather and rather cold waters. Nancye Alderson led a party of 6 on her Saturday ramble from Blackheath to Medlow Bath, finishing the trip with afternoon tea at the Hydro Majestic. Alan Mewett had 11 on his Winmalee area Sunday walk, conducted under threat of rain. The party emerged from the scrub at the end of the walk only to find that Alan and Geoff Bradley, deeply engrossed in a discussion of Brahms Fourth and the art of celestial navigation, had managed to emerge at some other, ​completely ​different, location. They all got together eventually, with just a couple of red faces. There was no report of Judy Mehaffey's Bulli Pass Scenic R6serve walk. 
-of red faces. There was no report of Judy Mehaffey/s Bulli Pass Scenic R6serve walk. + 
-April 19,20,21 saw Jan Mohandas leading a party of 19 through perfect weather on his Cloudmaker, Paralyser, ​Konangra ​gallop. David McIntosh led 5 on a slightly modified Wollongambe Wilderness part exploratory walk that same weekend. George Mawer'​s Heathcote N.P. walk went, but no other details are available'. Kay Chan led 25 on her Blue Gum walk in fine, mild weather to be out by 1600. +April 19,20,21 saw Jan Mohandas leading a party of 19 through perfect weather on his Cloudmaker, Paralyser, ​Kanangra ​gallop. David McIntosh led 5 on a slightly modified Wollongambe Wilderness part exploratory walk that same weekend. George Mawer'​s Heathcote N.P. walk went, but no other details are available. Kay Chan led 25 on her Blue Gum walk in fine, mild weather to be out by 1600. 
-Over the weekend of 25,26,27,28 April Kenn Clacher led a party of 8 on a walk in the Blue Breaks. The party is reported to have varied in number somewhat during the walk, but most of them ended up completing the walk. There was also an un-programmed cycling tour in Canberra, guided by Maurie Bloom. The party of 11 are reported to have enjoyed such a sociable good + 
-tome that there are plans to do it again next year. Carol Lubber'​s 26,27,28 April Blayden'​s Pass trip had 16'starters experiencing some bad +Over the weekend of 25,26,27,28 April Kenn Clacher led a party of 8 on a walk in the Blue Breaks. The party is reported to have varied in number somewhat during the walk, but most of them ended up completing the walk. There was also an un-programmed cycling tour in Canberra, guided by Maurie Bloom. The party of 11 are reported to have enjoyed such a sociable good time that there are plans to do it again next year. Carol Lubber'​s 26,27,28 April Blayden'​s Pass trip had 16 starters experiencing some bad weather and discovering more "​passages of time". Greta James'​s Blue Gum walk went, but there are no details available. Errol Sheedy'​s Waterfall to Heathcote day walk attracted 7 starters in lovely autumn weather. Creeks ​were repOrted as very dry. 
-weather and discovering more "​passages of time". Greta James'​s Blue Gum walk went, but there are no details available. Errol Sheedy'​s Waterfall to + 
-Heathcote day walk attracted 7 starters in lovely autumn weather. Creeks +Ian Debert'​s Kangaroo Valley canoe trip had 3 canoes, 6 people and a 5-star campsite and was reported as most pleasant. There was no report of Tom Wenman'​s Cox's River weekend trip but the Rock Scrambling Instructional was quite successful with 10 attending, and Jim Percy had a party of 20 on his Lawson Ridge ramble. 
-Were' ​repOrted as very dry. + 
-June 1991 The Sydney Busliwalker Page 13 +Conservation Report brought good news on two itemsIt appears that the development plans for logging and establishing a market garden on the Nattai put forward by Mr Scharer have been opposed by both the Water Board and Soil Conservation authorities,​ and are now not likely to proceed. The opponents of the Helensburgh housing estate development appear to have successfully ​put a stop to the project. In consideration of assistance provided by SBW in production of the Colong Bulletin free copies are available to members in the clubroom. 
-Ian Debert'​s Kangaroo Valley canoe trip had 3 canoes, 6 people and a + 
-5-star campsite and was reported as most pleasant. There was no report of +Confederation Report indicated that F.B.W. Reunion has been cancelled due to lack of support, and that a bequest of $5,000 has been received ​from the estate of the late Paddy Pallin. 
-Tom Wenman'​s Cox's River weekend trip but the Rock Scrambling Instructional + 
-was quite successful with 10 attending, and Jim Percy had a party of 20 on his Lawson Ridge ramble. +General ​Business brought advice that the S.B.W. Reunion will also celebrate Dot Butler'​s birthday. There will also be an Instructional / Working Bee two weekends ​prior to the reunion. 
-Conservation Report brought good news on two itemsIt appears that the development plans for logging and establishing a market garden on the Nattai put forward by Mr Scharer have been opposed by both the Water Board +
-and Soil Conservation authorities,​ and are now not likely to proceed. The +
-opponents of the Helensburgh housing estate development appear to have +
-succesfully ​put a stop to the project. In consideration of assistance +
-provided by SBW in production of the Colong Bulletin free copies are available to members in the clubroom. +
- ​Confederation Report indicated that F.B.W. Reunion has been cancelled due to lack of Support, and thata bequest.of $5,000 has beenreceived ​from the estate of '​ihe'​late Paddy Pallin. +
-Geral Business brought advice that the S.B.W.. Reunion will also celebrate Dot Butler'​s birthday. There will also be an Instructional/​ +
-Working Bee two Weekends ​prior to the reunion.+
 The meeting closed at 2136. The meeting closed at 2136.
  
 +=====Social Program.=====
  
-SOCIAL PROGRAM ​by Fran Holland +by Fran Holland
-Our meetings are attracting good attendances and we should see this continue wirh the social program planned for the latter part of this month and 'for July. On 26th June we have +
-a talk by DR IAN YOUNGER on "The Effect of Sun on Skin". July has three very special +
-nights. The Club DEBATE, the mid-winter feast and the visit to the Sydney Observatory,​ on +
-the -3.14t. Ialready have some suggested 4ito jects for the debate but would welcome your ideas. +
--frlp,​j-ierly time to prepare the social program for September-povember. If you have any +
-ideas akers or subjects '​please 'give Me a call or see me in the clubrooms. +
-JULY 3rd COMMITTEE MEETING +
-10th GENERAL MEETING - + slides of walks in areas on current programme xxxx 17th CLUB DEBATE - Enter your 3 member team now. +
-,24th MIDWINTER FEAST - Bring food, club will provide liquid refreshments. +
-31st SYDNEY OBSERVATORY - DEMONSTRATION AND STAR-GAZING Meet 8.15pm at Watsons Road, THE ROCKS +
-Observatory charge is $2.50 per person, $1.50 for Pensioners and $6.00 family. They would like to know numbers so please advise Fran Holland 484 6636  by 30th  July if coming. +
-The club room will be open for you to talk about walks past, Present and future etc. if you don't want to star gaze. +
-xxxx Dinner at Thai Restauran*t,​ Fitzroy Street, a few doors down from the club, (upstairs).+
  
 +Our meetings are attracting good attendances and we should see this continue with the social program planned for the latter part of this month and for July. On 26th June we have a talk by Dr Ian Younger on "The Effect of Sun on Skin". July has three very special nights. The Club Debate, the mid-winter feast and the visit to the Sydney Observatory,​ on the 31st. I already have some suggested subjects for the debate but would welcome your ideas.
 +
 +It is nearly time to prepare the social program for September-November. If you have any ideas on speakers or subjects please give me a call or see me in the clubrooms.
 +
 +|July 3rd|Committee Meeting.|
 +|July 10th|General Meeting - plus slides of walks in areas on current programme.|
 +|July 17th|Club Debate - Enter your 3 member team now. Dinner at Thai Restaurant, Fitzroy Street, a few doors down from the club, (upstairs).|
 +|July 24th|Midwinter Feast - Bring food, club will provide liquid refreshments.|
 +|July 31st|Sydney Observatory - Demonstration and Star Gazing. Meet 8.15pm at Watsons Road, The Rocks. Observatory charge is $2.50 per person, $1.50 for Pensioners and $6.00 family. They would like to know numbers so please advise Fran Holland 484 6636 by 30th  July if coming. The club room will be open for you to talk about walks past, Present and future etc. if you don't want to star gaze.|
 +
 +=====S.B.W. Concert - May 29th.=====
  
-S.B.W. ​ CONCERT - Max 29th 
 by Helen Gray by Helen Gray
 +
 Once again our "​Culture Night" proved that a bushwalker can have more than just a good pair of legs. To "a capacity crowd" - like Pavarotti the night before in a different venue - our singers, instrumentalists,​ dancer and poet gave us a memorable evening. Once again our "​Culture Night" proved that a bushwalker can have more than just a good pair of legs. To "a capacity crowd" - like Pavarotti the night before in a different venue - our singers, instrumentalists,​ dancer and poet gave us a memorable evening.
-The folk group, who now perform under the name "​Coolana",​ gave us two brackets of numbers with a variety of voice and instrument combinations:​ Ailsa Hocking (vocal, guitar, piano); Bob Hodgson (vocal and mouth organ); and singers Tom Wenman and Gordon Lee. Rosslyn and Bob Duncan sang a duet together as well as solos, and Mike Reynolds gave us four songs. Dot Baler recited two poems "​Nostalgia....looking back  the stage I'm at," said Dot, but her faultless memory and clear voice contradicted her implication that she might be getting old. (Thoughwhen unexpectedly called upon to recite again later in the evening, managed to get to + 
-"​I'​ll ne'er Forget " and then - genuinely! - her memory failed, much to her own amusement.) +The folk group, who now perform under the name "​Coolana",​ gave us two brackets of numbers with a variety of voice and instrument combinations:​ Ailsa Hocking (vocal, guitar, piano); Bob Hodgson (vocal and mouth organ); and singers Tom Wenman and Gordon Lee. Rosslyn and Bob Duncan sang a duet together as well as solos, and Mike Reynolds gave us four songs. Dot Butler ​recited two poems "​Nostalgia.... looking back.... the stage I'm at," said Dot, but her faultless memory and clear voice contradicted her implication that she might be getting old. (Thoughwhen unexpectedly called upon to recite again later in the evening, managed to get to "​I'​ll ne'er Forget...." and then - genuinely! - her memory failed, much to her own amusement.) 
-Then there was Lisanne Beck, a lovely and lithe prospective who proved her fitness by doing the most energetic and expressive modern dances, which delighted us all. Guitarist Jim Rivers, who admitted to severe nervousness,​ none the less played lovely works by Tarragon, Bach and Villa Lobos. Claudia Douglas, a most beautiful cellist, with Owen Marks on the piano, played duets by such as Handel and Faure. Absolutely lovely! Thanks to Bev Foulds who accompanied + 
-Rosslyn'​s "Oh, My Beloved Father"​ at short notice. +Then there was Lisanne Beck, a lovely and lithe prospective who proved her fitness by doing the most energetic and expressive modern dances, which delighted us all. Guitarist Jim Rivers, who admitted to severe nervousness,​ none the less played lovely works by Tarragon, Bach and Villa Lobos. Claudia Douglas, a most beautiful cellist, with Owen Marks on the piano, played duets by such as Handel and Faure. Absolutely lovely! Thanks to Bev Foulds who accompanied Rosslyn'​s "Oh, My Beloved Father"​ at short notice. 
-The evening was slightly cut short by lack of time and I particularly regret that Owen  Marks missed out on playing a second ("my best") solo. However, Owen's accompanying throughout the evening was a joy to listen to as he jumped from Mozart to Flanders and Swann with his usual + 
-flair and humour. (An extra thanks, Owen, for all your travelling as you raced around the countryside to rehearse with Claudia at Woodford! - and the far-scattered singers.) +The evening was slightly cut short by lack of time and I particularly regret that Owen  Marks missed out on playing a second ("my best") solo. However, Owen's accompanying throughout the evening was a joy to listen to as he jumped from Mozart to Flanders and Swann with his usual flair and humour. (An extra thanks, Owen, for all your travelling as you raced around the countryside to rehearse with Claudia at Woodford! - and the far-scattered singers.) 
-Some of Grace Noble'​s water colour sketches from a walk in Nepal were displayed. As one voice from the haIl was heard to comment "I hardly had the strength to breathe, let alone do a sketch!"​+ 
 +Some of Grace Noble'​s water colour sketches from a walk in Nepal were displayed. As one voice from the hall was heard to comment "I hardly had the strength to breathe, let alone do a sketch!"​ 
 Thanks to all those talented performers. The evening was a joy. Thanks to all those talented performers. The evening was a joy.
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 The Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service has just released a new draft plan of management for Kakadu. Under the proposed plan, the Sydney Bushwalking Club Kakadu trip done in May this year could not have been done as It was. The Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service has just released a new draft plan of management for Kakadu. Under the proposed plan, the Sydney Bushwalking Club Kakadu trip done in May this year could not have been done as It was.
-The new plan would ban all private use of helicopters within the park. During the past year, the park service used approximately 200 hours of helicopter flying time in comparison to the general public'​s 12%. The proposed ban would have little effect on total use of helicopters ​In Kakadu.+ 
 +The new plan would ban all private use of helicopters within the park. During the past year, the park service used approximately 200 hours of helicopter flying time in comparison to the general public'​s 12 1/2. The proposed ban would have little effect on total use of helicopters ​in Kakadu. 
 Most of the private helicopter use has been during the wet season or at other times when vehicular tracks are closed due to unforeseen circumstances as was the case with the SBW trip. Completely banning private helicopter use would make much of the park inaccessible during the wet season when it is at its spectacular best. It would mean that a road closure could make a previously scheduled trip much more difficult or even make it impossible. Most of the private helicopter use has been during the wet season or at other times when vehicular tracks are closed due to unforeseen circumstances as was the case with the SBW trip. Completely banning private helicopter use would make much of the park inaccessible during the wet season when it is at its spectacular best. It would mean that a road closure could make a previously scheduled trip much more difficult or even make it impossible.
-Please help maintain public access to the good bushwalking areas In Kakadu during the wet season. Write and say that you do not believe that helicopter use should be banned during the months of December through April or when roads are closed due to unforseen circumstances,​ it doesn'​t have to be a long letter, just a brief statement such as, 1 do not believe that the use of helicopters for recreational purposes should be banned in Kakadu."​ 
-Submissions should be sent to: The Director of National Parks and Wildlife, GPO Box 636, WA Lpt 
-Canberra ACT 2601. You can also obtain copies of the draft plan by sending $10 to this address. s.$ 
-. Willis'​s Walkabouts will be making a detailed submission to the ANPWS and would be happy "t; ---- 6 to send a copy to anyone who sends a request along with a stamped, addressed business size 
-envelope. Your voice can help keep Kakadu'​s walking areas open to all bushwalkers,​ not just a super fit elite. 
-Thank you. 12 Carrington street, Millnet NT 0810 Phone (089) 852134 ​ 
  
 +Please help maintain public access to the good bushwalking areas In Kakadu during the wet season. Write and say that you do not believe that helicopter use should be banned during the months of December through April or when roads are closed due to unforseen circumstances,​ it doesn'​t have to be a long letter, just a brief statement such as, "I do not believe that the use of helicopters for recreational purposes should be banned in Kakadu."​
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 +Submissions should be sent to: The Director of National Parks and Wildlife, GPO Box 636, Canberra ACT 2601. You can also obtain copies of the draft plan by sending $10 to this address.
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 +Willis'​s Walkabouts will be making a detailed submission to the ANPWS and would be happy to send a copy to anyone who sends a request along with a stamped, addressed business size envelope. Your voice can help keep Kakadu'​s walking areas open to all bushwalkers,​ not just a super fit elite.
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 +Thank you.
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 +12 Carrington Street, Millner NT 0810. Phone (089) 852134.
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