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 HAMILTON Erith 24/1 Addison Road, Manly 2095 976 3832 (H) HAMILTON Erith 24/1 Addison Road, Manly 2095 976 3832 (H)
 411 2011 (B) 411 2011 (B)
-NOVEMBER 1992 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 3 + 
-THOUGHTS ON THE 1992 SBW REUNION + 
-.--  +====== Thoughts on the 1992 SBW Reunion ====== 
-"Let us reune" the President said + 
-And so reune we did, + 
-For the Sydney Bushies were ever willing To do as their Presidents bid. +"Let us reune" the President said\\ 
-To our "Happy Meeting Place" we came (For that's what "​Coolana"​ means) +And so reune we did,\\ 
-By the banks of the Kangaroo River Where the Casurinas lean. +For the Sydney Bushies were ever willing To do as their Presidents bid.\\ 
-We came by ones and twos and threes All through that summery day, +To our "Happy Meeting Place" we came (For that's what "​Coolana"​ means)\\ 
-And put up our tents beneath the trees And gossipped the hours away. +By the banks of the Kangaroo River Where the Casurinas lean.\\ 
-While some who had no time to chat Were busily, cutting the wood, +We came by ones and twos and threes All through that summery day,\\ 
-And building the fire for the sing-song And some prepared the food, +And put up our tents beneath the trees And gossipped the hours away.\\ 
-While others rehearsed their songs and skits For a bit of a show that night, +While some who had no time to chat Were busily, cutting the wood,\\ 
-And some were content to sit and dream In the dappled forest light. +And building the fire for the sing-song And some prepared the food,\\ 
-But once the light of day was gone And the stars had all come out +While others rehearsed their songs and skits For a bit of a show that night,\\ 
-We were summoned to gather and celebrate What'our club is all about. +And some were content to sit and dream In the dappled forest light.\\ 
-The sun went 'down and the stars came out And we all to the fireplace came, +But once the light of day was gone And the stars had all come out\\ 
-Where the fire was lit by our President ​Who bears an'historic name - +We were summoned to gather and celebrate What our club is all about.\\ 
-For our President is Ian Debert +The sun went 'down and the stars came out And we all to the fireplace came,\\ 
-Whose father (known as Jack) +Where the fire was lit by our President ​who bears an historic name \\ 
-Was the very first President of our Club Full sixty-five years back. +For our President is Ian Debert\\ 
-And so the symbolic campfire flame Brightly and strongly burns, +Whose father (known as Jack)\\ 
-Just as the secrets of the bush +Was the very first President of our Club full sixty-five years back.\\ 
-Each new generation learns. +And so the symbolic campfire flame Brightly and strongly burns,\\ 
-Our Club was founded years ago - +Just as the secrets of the bush\\ 
-Full threescore years and five +Each new generation learns.\\ 
-Have we been "​beating about the bush" And we'​re ​stillvery ​much alive. +Our Club was founded years ago \\ 
-But we must all with vigilance guard Our heritage of the wild, +Full threescore years and five\\ 
-For unless we keep the movement strong The bush will be defiled. +Have we been "​beating about the bush" And we'​re ​still very much alive.\\ 
-The vandals are ever at the gate, +But we must all with vigilance guard Our heritage of the wild,\\ 
-And ever there hangs the threat, +For unless we keep the movement strong The bush will be defiled.\\ 
-For those that believe in the God of Greed Are not defeated yet.+The vandals are ever at the gate,\\ 
 +And ever there hangs the threat,\\ 
 +For those that believe in the God of Greed Are not defeated yet.\\ 
 Mike Reynolds Mike Reynolds
-PAGE 4 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER NOVEMBER 199Z+ 
 by Helen Gray by Helen Gray
-The 65th Annual Reunion of.SBW-was-,enjoyed by'65.people. and, as no one actually took a survey, exaggerate and say there was.a-repreSentative + 
-from every year. Certainly there was Frank Duncan from 19274 a foundation +The 65th Annual Reunion of SBW was enjoyed by 65 people. and, as no one actually took a survey, exaggerate and say there was a representative ​from every year. Certainly there was Frank Duncan from 1927, a foundation member now 92aAnd ​RayJ'​age,​ atA0 as lovely, alert, interested and interesting as she was when she joined ​in 1930. Dot,Butler and Alex Colley go back to the '30s too, and then teenagers Reg Alder and Bill Burke hailed from that decade also. And then,all those. from the 4Os and 50s right down to the present. ​Not only old and young but near and far; Dian and Jenny Cornell travelled over 1,000 km for the event.
-member now 92 And RayJ'​age,​ atA0 as lovely, alert, interested and interesting as she was when sheAoined ​in 1930. Dot,Butler and Alex Colley go back to the '30s too, and then teenagers Reg Alder and Bill -Burke hailed from that decade also. And then,all those. from the Os and 50s right down to the present. ​bNot only old and young.but-near and far; -Dian and Jenny Cornell travelled over 1,000-tkm for the event.+
    
-Coolana was looking good, butwith ​a little help. A lot of help, +Coolana was looking good, but with a little help. A lot of help, actually. George Gray had gone to Coolana a week before to work on the pipe-line and have water "on tap" again. Ian Debert and Joy Hynes arrived on Friday night and worked up till I am, carrying tables, lamps, saws etc down the hill, installing a tap George had made to replace a faulty one, and draining the hut's tank., Then at daybreak they, were up again, working on a replacement stand for the tank with lots of help from Karl Lackman and very new member Tony Holgate. ​ Karl had hired a large mower and with Tony's help then proceeded to work on the lower flat, clearing a wide path to the river through the over-head-height weeds. Many thanks from all of us for that and for clearing tracks on the upper levels too. 
-actually. George Gray had gone tq Coolana a week beforeto work on the pipe- + 
-line and have water "on tap" again. Ian Debert and Joy Hynes arrived on Friday night and worked up till I am, carrying tables, lamps, saws etc down the hill, installing a tap George had made to replace.a.faulty one,  and draining the hut's tank., Then at daybreak they, were up again, working on a replacement stand for thetank with lots of help from Karl Lackman and very new member Tony Holgatep ​ Karl had hired a large mower and with Tony's help then proceeded to work on the lower flat, clearing a wide path to the river through the over-head-height weeds. ​Many thanks from all of us for that and for clearing tracks on the upper levelstoo. +John Hogan deserves thanks for all his work on the camp-fire site; chain-sawing and clearing all the dead fallen wattles and building the camp-fire. While this was happening, Lorraine Bloomfield was arranging a display of old photos and memorabilia from the Club's archives, adding to it extra photos from Reg Alder and a number of portraits by Don Matthews. And Peter Miller, in reparation for a past sin but also out of the goodness of his heart, cleared many feet of leaf litter from around the hut (an important job for any Coolana visitor this summer if we are to avoid losing the hut to fire). 
-John Hogan deserves thanks for all his work on the camp-fire site; chain-sawing and clearing all the dead fallen wattles-and building the camp-fire. While this was happening, Lorraine Bloomfield was arranging a display.of old photos and memorabilia from the Club's archives, adding to it extra photos from Reg Alder and a number of portraits by Don Matthews. And Peter Miller, inreparation for a past sin but also out of the goodness of his heart, cleared many feet of leaf litter from around the hut (an important job for any Coolana visitor this summer if we are to avoid losing the hut to fire). + 
-It was a balmy, beautiful evening that Saturday night as we assembled around the yet unlit fire, this year on the site of the old burnt-down house with its sandstone foundations still standing, earily, ​like tombstones. To the accompaniment of "​Fire'​s Burning"​ the torch was set to the pyre. Nothing! Another match:Nothing! "Sing louder':​ someone suggested. +It was a balmy, beautiful evening that Saturday night as we assembled around the yet unlit fire, this year on the site of the old burnt-down house with its sandstone foundations still standing ​eerily ​like tombstones. To the accompaniment of "​Fire'​s Burning"​ the torch was set to the pyre. Nothing! Another match: Nothing! "Sing louder':​ someone suggested. 
-"Pour petrol on it," shouted ​anotherfrom ​a safe distance'​. ​' ​"​No!"​ screeched 6 chorus, remembering the fire-lighting,​ from a year or So ago, when petrol fumes had, unbeknown, drifted down the-hill so that when thematch was lit there'was a sudden, huge, roaring, ​briliant ​flame as the fumes ignited-tp:( a distance of 3 or 4 metres from the fire!+ 
 +"Pour petrol on it," shouted ​another from a safe distance'​. "​No!"​ screeched 6 chorus, remembering the fire-lighting,​ from a year or so ago, when petrol fumes had, unbeknown, drifted down the-hill so that when the match was lit there was a sudden, huge, roaring, ​brilliant ​flame as the fumes ignited ​to a distance of 3 or 4 metres from the fire! 
 Another song or two under Bill Holland'​s direction, with the fire now blazing as a fire should, and we were into the entertainment. The talent just kept on coming. Another song or two under Bill Holland'​s direction, with the fire now blazing as a fire should, and we were into the entertainment. The talent just kept on coming.
-FirStly ​"The Phone Went Brp Brp", written by Don Matthews and played by himself, Tom Wenman, Mike Reynolds and Geof Wagg, with assistance from + 
-NOVEMBER 199Z THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE +Firstly ​"The Phone Went Brp Brp", written by Don Matthews and played by himself, Tom Wenman, Mike Reynolds and Geof Wagg, with assistance from Dot, Jo Van Sommers, Jim Percy and Bob Duncan. Then Mike gave the first of three individual items for the night; songs written while on bushwalks about events and people around him, extremely clever and hilariously funny. "​Bobbies and Bushies"​ was written in the 1950s by Jim Brown, ​Geof Wagg, Don Matthews and Malcolm McGregor about events in the Club's history over the 
-Dot, Jo Van Sommers, Jim Percy and Bob Duncan. Then Mike gave the first of +previous three detades. Jim Brown put in a lot of recent work on this "​Chronic Opera",​ abridging and modifying, and adding a linking narration for the five episodes. Sorry, if the narration lost a bit of its punch, Jim, but a carbon copy on butchers paper from a 40 year-old typewriter provided some difficulty for ageing ​eyes by torchlight! No punch was lost with the songs, though, with Geof and Don, Bob and Dot, singing with as much gusto as when they formed ​it nearly 40 years ago. And as a concession to modern trend'​s theY6 'Was a genuine nude scene! 
-three individual items for the night; songs written while on bushwalks about events and people around him, extremely clever and hilariously funny. "​Bobbies and Bushies"​ was written in the 1950s.by Jim Brown, ​Geofliagg, Don Matthews and Malcolm McGregor about events in the Club's history over the +
-previous three detades. Jim Brown put in a lot of recent work on this +
-"​Chronic Opera",​ abridging and modifying, and adding a linking narration for +
-the five episodes. Sorry, if the narration lost a bit of its punch, Jim, +
-but a carbon copy on butchers' ​paper from a 40 year-old typewriter provided +
-some difficulty for aging eyes by torchlight! No punch was lost with the +
-songs, though, with Geof and Don, Bob and Dot, singing with as much gusto as +
-wherflthey,​TWormed ​it nearly 40 years ago. And as a concession to modern trend'​s theY6 'Was a genuine nude scene!+
 Tom Wenman had written about more recent events called "​Drought and Flood";​ clever and funny and delivered with his lovely, strong singing voice. There was "​Tigering On" and "Sonia Snell",​ old camp-fire sketches that have lost Tom Wenman had written about more recent events called "​Drought and Flood";​ clever and funny and delivered with his lovely, strong singing voice. There was "​Tigering On" and "Sonia Snell",​ old camp-fire sketches that have lost
 none of their entertainment value. Then "Dr. Dot's Health Clinic",​ an excuse none of their entertainment value. Then "Dr. Dot's Health Clinic",​ an excuse
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 Toll Free.008 805398 Fax 03 670 4622 Toll Free.008 805398 Fax 03 670 4622
 NOVEMBER 199Z THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE / NOVEMBER 199Z THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE /
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 'A LETTER SENT TO NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SERVICE ​ FROM OUR CONSERVATION SECRETARY 'A LETTER SENT TO NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SERVICE ​ FROM OUR CONSERVATION SECRETARY
  
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 describes have not applied for the paSt 50 years. The aim of creating describes have not applied for the paSt 50 years. The aim of creating
 national parks is to preserve natural areas for the enjoyment of the public, not for occupation by squatters. national parks is to preserve natural areas for the enjoyment of the public, not for occupation by squatters.
-Yours sincerely, A. G. COLLEY OAM ** THE SQUATTERS  +Yours sincerely, A. G. COLLEY OAM **  
-Times were bad, many people unemployed, so walkers who could afford to indulge in recreation in National Park and Garawarra were charitable and tolerant about the '​squatters'​ who, severally and as a collection of + 
-. groupS, spread along the unoccupied coast lands including public reserves. By their decisive actions they were developing a philosophy, the basis of which was self-interest at no expense; therefore their attitude was "​I'​m alright, Jack".+THE SQUATTERS ​ 
 + 
 +Times were bad, many people unemployed, so walkers who could afford to indulge in recreation in National Park and Garawarra were charitable and tolerant about the '​squatters'​ who, severally and as a collection of groups, spread along the unoccupied coast lands including public reserves. By their decisive actions they were developing a philosophy, the basis of which was self-interest at no expense; therefore their attitude was "​I'​m alright, Jack".
 ' The vanguard of this section of the community was made up of unemployed including fellows who had not settled down after the First World War and they were getting along in years, and to some extent were living on a pension and oft-their wits - and 'off the land' as the saying goes. Not ' The vanguard of this section of the community was made up of unemployed including fellows who had not settled down after the First World War and they were getting along in years, and to some extent were living on a pension and oft-their wits - and 'off the land' as the saying goes. Not
 impeded by regular employment and preferring an outside environment to existence.in,​the cheapest urban environment,​ they searched the coastlands, found a site which suited them and proceeded to make a home in the form impeded by regular employment and preferring an outside environment to existence.in,​the cheapest urban environment,​ they searched the coastlands, found a site which suited them and proceeded to make a home in the form
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 body bluffed. It became a political matter, the squatters dared the body bluffed. It became a political matter, the squatters dared the
 various quthorities to force them off. It was astonishing how long they were able to enjoy their pocket-handkerchief claims. various quthorities to force them off. It was astonishing how long they were able to enjoy their pocket-handkerchief claims.
-PAGE 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER NOVEMBER 1992 + 
-TO SLED-OR -NOP TO SLED?  This Is Indeed The Question ​+ 
 +TO SLED-OR -NOT TO SLED?  This Is Indeed The Question ​
 by Ian Wolfe by Ian Wolfe
 06-my recent'​nine day Cross Country Ski trip in Victoria we took a sled along to carry some of the extra load. It being the nature of sleds that 06-my recent'​nine day Cross Country Ski trip in Victoria we took a sled along to carry some of the extra load. It being the nature of sleds that
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 'The Prblogue ​ 'The Prblogue ​
 by Don Matthews by Don Matthews
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER +
-NOVEMBER 1992+
 NOVEMBER 1992 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAuE ti NOVEMBER 1992 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAuE ti
 They needed some formality, a President, they thought, They needed some formality, a President, they thought,
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 MONTHLY MEETING NOTES 42P1*',​1-www,​ MONTHLY MEETING NOTES 42P1*',​1-www,​
-THE  OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING ​ by Barry Wsllace + 
-It was 2016 and there we were all in one place shambling around in+THE  OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING ​ by Barry Wallace 
 +It was 20.16 and there we were all in one place shambling around in
 general anarchy when the President from his lofty vantage point in the chair, interrupted a multiplicity of conversations,​ called the 15 or so members pre-sent to order and got proceedings underway. there were apologies from general anarchy when the President from his lofty vantage point in the chair, interrupted a multiplicity of conversations,​ called the 15 or so members pre-sent to order and got proceedings underway. there were apologies from
 Margaret Niven and George Floyd, and new member Bob Horder was welcomed in the traditional way. Margaret Niven and George Floyd, and new member Bob Horder was welcomed in the traditional way.
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 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER
 PAGE 15 PAGE 15
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 CONFEDERATION NOTES CONFEDERATION NOTES
 OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING
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 The first cover (public liability) is compulsory under The Associations Incorporation Act. It was under this policy that our insurance company acted in the above legal matter. The second cover (property) is optional but we have covered the cost of our equipment located on the printing premises. The first cover (public liability) is compulsory under The Associations Incorporation Act. It was under this policy that our insurance company acted in the above legal matter. The second cover (property) is optional but we have covered the cost of our equipment located on the printing premises.
 There. Is'a third cover available to members ie accident and personal loss insurance. The Club do*S.Aot offer this i; cover but recommends that members make their own personal arrangethentS'​i- There. Is'a third cover available to members ie accident and personal loss insurance. The Club do*S.Aot offer this i; cover but recommends that members make their own personal arrangethentS'​i-
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