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 ===== SBW Office Bearers & Committee 1992 ===== ===== SBW Office Bearers & Committee 1992 =====
 The following Office Bearers and Committee Members as well as other Club workers were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 11th March:- The following Office Bearers and Committee Members as well as other Club workers were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 11th March:-
-|President|Ian Debert| ​ Phone 982 2615| +|President|Ian Debert| ​ Phone 982 2615| 
-|Vice-President|Spiro Hajinakitas| ​ 332 3452| +|Vice-President|Spiro Hajinakitas| ​ 332 3452| 
-|Public Officer|Helen Gray|  876 6263| +|Public Officer|Helen Gray|  876 6263| 
-|Treasurer|Ertith ​Hamilton| ​ 451 0652| +|Treasurer|* Erith Hamilton| ​ 451 0652| 
-|Secretary|George Floyd| ​ 929 4170| +|Secretary|George Floyd| ​ 929 4170| 
-|Walks Secretary|Bill Holland| ​ 484 6636| +|Walks Secretary|Bill Holland| ​ 484 6636| 
-|Social Secretary|Belinda McKenzie| ​ (B) 646 8413| +|Social Secretary|Belinda McKenzie| ​ (B) 646 8413| 
-|Membership Secretary|Barry Wallace| ​ (B) 436 1313| +|Membership Secretary|Barry Wallace| ​ (B) 436 1313| 
-|New Members Secretary|Laurie Bore|  605 9368| +|New Members Secretary|Laurie Bore|  605 9368| 
-|Conservation Secretary|Alex Colley| ​ 44 2707| +|Conservation Secretary|Alex Colley| ​ 44 2707| 
-|Magazine Editor|Deborah Shapira| ​ 798 0309| +|Magazine Editor|Deborah Shapira| ​ 798 0309| 
-|2 Committee Members|Joy Hynes| ​ 982 2615| +|2 Committee Members|Joy Hynes| ​ 982 2615| 
-| |Dick Weston| ​ (B) 766 3757| +| |Dick Weston| ​ (B) 766 3757| 
-|2 Delegates to Confederation|Spiro Hajinakitas| | +|2 Delegates to Confederation|Spiro Hajinakitas| | 
-| |Bill Holland| |+| |Bill Holland| | 
 + 
 +|2 Confederation Delegates **not** on Committee|Gordon Lee|  (043) 88 5589| 
 +| |Jim Callaway| ​ 520 7081| 
 +|Magazine Production Manager|George Gray|  876 6263| 
 +|Magazine Business Manager|Joy Hynes| ​ 982 2615| 
 +|Printers|Kenn Clacher| ​ (B) 968 0059| 
 +| |Margaret Niven, Les Powell| | 
 +| |Kay Chan & Barrie Murdoch| | 
 +|Assistant New Members Secretary|Margaret Niven| ​ 986 3537| 
 +|Archivist|Ian Debert| | 
 +|Hon. Solicitor|Barrie Murdoch| | 
 +|Hon. Auditor|Chris Sonter| | 
 +|Search & Rescue Contacts|Morrie Ward|  449 6381| 
 +| |George Mawer| ​ 707 1343| 
 +| |Margaret Niven| ​ 986 3537| 
 +|Kosciusko Huts Association Delegate|Ian Wolfe| | 
 + 
 +* Indicates members of Committee.  
 + 
 +For Annual Subscriptions see Page 9  
 + 
 +**Note**: All Club workers are Honorary
  
-• 2 Confederation Delegates  
-NOT on Committee Gordon Lee (043) 88 5589 
-.Jim Callaway 520 7081 
-Magazine Production Manager George Gray 876 6263 
-Business Manager -Joy • Hynes . 982 2615 
-Prfn•erb Kenn Clacher• (B) 968 0059 
-Margaret Niven, Les Powell  
-Kay Chan & Barrie Murdoch  
-.Assistant New Members Secretary Margaret Niven 986 3537 
-Archivist Ian Debert  
-Hon. Solicitor Barrie Murdoch  
-Hon. Auditor Chris Sonter  
-Search '& Rescue •Contacts Morrie Ward 449 6381 
-George Mawer 707 1343 
-Margaret Niven 986 3537 
-Kosciusko Huts Association  
-• Delegate Ian Wolfe 
-* Indicates members of .Committee. For. Annual Subscriptions 
-• NOTE:​ All Club workers are see Page .9 Honorary. 
-*-* * * * * * * 
-March 1992 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 3 
 ===== To Wander And Wonder ===== ===== To Wander And Wonder =====
  
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 by Brian Holden by Brian Holden
  
-It is ten years now but I still remember you each time I pass your old place. For most of your long life your environment was created entirely by the random forces of nature. But gradually that all went until there was just you. At first I gave you a respectful glance but with the passing of time, you seemed to draw me to you until Isaw you as dominating everything around you. I realised that in some abstract way you were communicating with me and it was a pleasant experience. As that is what friendship is all about. I do not suppose that I was being too eccentric to call you my friend - my poor friend surrounded by an alien world. As my affection for you grew, my unease grew because you looked so out of place - almost like an intruder.+It is ten years now but I still remember you each time I pass your old place. For most of your long life your environment was created entirely by the random forces of nature. But gradually that all went until there was just you. At first I gave you a respectful glance but with the passing of time, you seemed to draw me to you until I saw you as dominating everything around you. I realised that in some abstract way you were communicating with me and it was a pleasant experience. As that is what friendship is all about. I do not suppose that I was being too eccentric to call you my friend - my poor friend surrounded by an alien world. As my affection for you grew, my unease grew because you looked so out of place - almost like an intruder.
  
 One day I saw that you were gone. I was told that you had to go as your space was required. "​Required"​ they said coldly. Those few square meters that had been yours for all those years. I sensed that you felt the danger as when I looked at you, you seemed to look back to me for help - but I was helpless. I was helpless because the species I belong to, has, to the misfortune of the planet we shared, formed a social structure which has a great momentum to invade the space of all other life. That structure has me trapped as I depend upon it for my survival. Pathetically,​ I can only hope that its momentum decreases. One day I saw that you were gone. I was told that you had to go as your space was required. "​Required"​ they said coldly. Those few square meters that had been yours for all those years. I sensed that you felt the danger as when I looked at you, you seemed to look back to me for help - but I was helpless. I was helpless because the species I belong to, has, to the misfortune of the planet we shared, formed a social structure which has a great momentum to invade the space of all other life. That structure has me trapped as I depend upon it for my survival. Pathetically,​ I can only hope that its momentum decreases.
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 Your removal was justified as every injustice must be. You could not feel nor think as they could - and that was that. If only they could appreciate that you could communicate in another way. You radiated pure substance when all around you was purely superficial. Why had they not noticed this? Maybe I noticed a quality which was not there? I do not believe so for there is another world inside this world which modern social conditioning has dulled the receptors of most men to. Tragically, while that conditioned rigidity dominates, injustices will be done. Your removal was justified as every injustice must be. You could not feel nor think as they could - and that was that. If only they could appreciate that you could communicate in another way. You radiated pure substance when all around you was purely superficial. Why had they not noticed this? Maybe I noticed a quality which was not there? I do not believe so for there is another world inside this world which modern social conditioning has dulled the receptors of most men to. Tragically, while that conditioned rigidity dominates, injustices will be done.
  
-Now what eulogy would be suitable for my defenseless friend? To start with I could say that from your great girth that you were very old. I could say that you were probably born when Columbus was alive. That is the usual response to the death of those of your kind which have reached a great age - but I won't follow that tradition. Why should I link your worth to some event in the history of man? You can stand on your own dignity. The coexistance ​of man is not needed to dignify your existence. It was undignified man who wantonly put you out of existence.+Now what eulogy would be suitable for my defenseless friend? To start with I could say that from your great girth that you were very old. I could say that you were probably born when Columbus was alive. That is the usual response to the death of those of your kind which have reached a great age - but I won't follow that tradition. Why should I link your worth to some event in the history of man? You can stand on your own dignity. The coexistence ​of man is not needed to dignify your existence. It was undignified man who wantonly put you out of existence.
  
 I would rather say that you experienced many, many magic days of peace. which I imagine my spirit sharing with you. Sunrises reflecting off your leaves, cold winds and balmy breezes swaying your branches, afternoon showers washing over your trunk - and when the rain stopped, you glistened in the sunset. They were all much the same - those days - and yet they were entirely different. Little things made them so. Wonderful little things like the movement of insects and shadows and the changing of colours. I would rather say that you experienced many, many magic days of peace. which I imagine my spirit sharing with you. Sunrises reflecting off your leaves, cold winds and balmy breezes swaying your branches, afternoon showers washing over your trunk - and when the rain stopped, you glistened in the sunset. They were all much the same - those days - and yet they were entirely different. Little things made them so. Wonderful little things like the movement of insects and shadows and the changing of colours.
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