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-FEBRUARY 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER PAGE 15 +=====The January General Meeting.===== 
-THE JANUARY GENERAL MEETING ​+
 by Barry Wallsce by Barry Wallsce
- There were some 17 or so members present at around 2029 when the President in the chair called the gathering to order, or what passes for it on such occasions, and-got:the meeting under way, There were apologies from Fran Holland Dick Meston and Kern Clacher and there were no. new members to weicome The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with 
-nomatters,​arising. 
-. . 
-Correspondence brought a letter from solicitors acting for our insurance 
- ​c_Omrny indicating that Frances Drew will be continuing her action for. 
-tagthLiesYgAttAKtlearing 3HAT hearing on 15 Jaquarv 14.11 
-1.@ 
-set a hearing life.; pr65-6751-fin June '- 
-The Treasurer'​s Report was' next, regaling us with tales of monetary splendour-. We acquired income of $4657 for the month, spent $2,690 and the bank balance was$1,729. 
-The Walks Secretary then took the floor, or as much of it as was ceded 
-to him by the ever-muttering rabble in the back row, and presented the Walks Report. We began at the weekend of 11,12,13 December With a no report for George Mawer'​s walk in.,the Budawangs. ,Zol BodlaY reported a party of 7 and fine weather with..swimming for his Saturday day wa1k on Brisbane Waters N.P. 
-. 
-and Peter Christian mentioned a party of 3 with 20 apostles on his Firefly 
-.Canyon odyssy/​clash/​ftxtureabseiling trip. Errol Sheedy had 14 starters 
-and sunny if breezy conditions with lots of swimming for his Bundeena to Bundeena via D661- Pool day walk, and there Was no report of Geoff McIntosh'​s Du Faurs Creek li-b 
- The weekend of. 18,19,20 December saw Ian Wolfe cancelling his canyoning . _trip down East '​Christie'​s Creek due to excess water. We are assured it will 
-b''​.ere-sph,​edliaed-;​ so sta.)61hi:​tOuClvfwitlijakifyou want to be in the swim, so to speak.--ZoraddIdY'​SS-aTtiir-d-ay"​--day -walk saw-a -patty of 10 enj=oyin-g-- fine 
-conditons, swimming and cave siteVisits with paintings. Tony Mayne'​s Stanwell to Otford walk went to program, also with a party of 10, and Wilf, setting out on the perilous walk west through the wilds of Sydney, reported 8 starters on the stage through Annandale and Glebe Point'​. Jean Kendall had a great mob of around27 on her Otford to Bundeena walk, but insisted 
-:Hthat they were all under the st7ictOStcOnt,​rol-throughoutf. 
-Over the Christmas Period we had Ian Rannard heading north from Kiandra, leading his Kosciusko area walk with a party of 19, enjoying fine weather on a trip reported as having gone well, while George Walton was heading south from Kiandta leading his Kosciusko area walkat about the same time With a party of 9, enjoying similar '​weather and some large snowdrifts along the., way. Despite the 52 cars in the parking'​area at RoundMountain they encountered -few people once they cleared the fire' trails and even enjoyed the luxuryof -an expired food drop near Grey Mare Hut. Maurie BlooM, led a party of 16. on a walk in the Vittorian Alps. They all enjoyed the walk and,even managed 
-to say it was worth' the long drive/bus ride. Geoff Dowsett is reported to have hada:party numbering:​-around 20:​bn'​a. far south coast walk near: Nadgee Faunal Reserve but no details, other than an aggrieved letter from N.P.W,S., are available at-timeof writing. 
-'Of the not-so-extended walks Zol Bodlay'​s Saturday 2nd January walk was 
-. led by Wilf Hiider with a party of One.. It was a fiercely hot day and there were mutinous elements abroad it seems, as the party deviated from the programmed walk, but proclaimed Glenbrook Creek to be O.K. Jim Callaway reported a partyof 5 on a walk from Otford to Werrong on the 27 December. 
-Over the weekend of 8,9,10 January Ian Wolfe had a party of 8 enjoying 
-, 
-:Warm conditions and good scenery on his Bungonia canyoning and abseiling weekend. David Rostron led a walk down Morong Deep, but as is sometimes the way of it with David'​s walks, no details are available. Kenn Clacher'​s ClaUstral Canyon/Bell Canyon triP was'​deferred,​.and Zol Bodlay'​s Cob day walkwas declared a "​Crocks walk" with Les Powell sporting a broken arm (inline roller blades or something, I think they said)., and Heather. Finch hobbling along - with a crook back. What disabilities,​ the other 6 starters had to qualify them for the walk we were not advised. was out there 
-doing it again, on. his own walk this time, with a party of.10 negotiating some.,. doubtful rightsofway on the stage from Meadowbank Ferry terminal to Seven, Hills station. 
-Conservation Report noted that Alex will, write N.P.W.S. who are said to be in the throes of formulating a Plan of Management for the new Nattai National Park to encourage them to consider our views on the following 
-matters: (a) Resuthe and eliminate inholdings as far as possible. 
-(b) Close all:roads except maintained park roads. (c) Restrict or eliminate issue by:the Water Board of access permits for. vehicular access to Yerranderie. 
-(d) Eliminate sewage 'and partially treated effluent infloWs:to the river.. 
-(e) Manage State Recreational Areas within the park as national park areas. 
-(f) Eliminiite the remaining marked ,trail sections between Mittagong and, Katbomba.'​ The Report also indicated that the proposed Paintball war games development on the Marra Marra N.P. boundary has been unanimously rejected by. Hornsby Council. There was mention from the floor that while we had all been watching other threats to the Nattai N.P., the Mittagong bypass had done significantly more damage to the Nattai catchment than all of the other threats taken together. 
-, The Confederation Report confirmed our worst fears; insurances and the definition of visitors are still matters of profound'​ Uncertainty with' that august body. - 
-Thetp was no General Business apart from a brief farewell and thankyou for so many things to George and Helen Gray who are moving to Woodhill, and a Bon Voyage to George Floyd who is setting off to South America for three' months. After that it was just a tatter of the announcements and the meeting clOsed at. 2131. 
-NE******** 
- ​Ninommmirmaw 
-!MORAN RIVE 
-I April 25 - M. 1993 
-Situated just to the south of the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley, the 
-,Morn River is one of the least known and least accessible wilderness areas in 
-Australia. It is also one of the most incredibly beautiful. The river gorges seem to go on forever. Aboriginal art sites, shady monsoon forest waterfalls, abundant wildlife, good fishing - this area has it all Although this will be only our fourth visit, the Moran has a greater percent of repeat visits than any other area we viSit. 
-Two weeks is not enough to do justice to this magnificent area Our trip lasts three. We will beat the problem of accessibility by using a combination of helicopters and light aircraft to get us to and from the walk and to set down a food drop at our halfway point Although long distance helicopter rides are very expensive, we are sokeen to ensure that this trip goes ahead that we are offering a substantial advance purchase discount to anyone booking before 10 March. 0.6 A Lk:- '40 
-Write or phone for our 16 page brochure and ask for the Moran 
-A River trip notes. cr. 
- ​Willis'​s Walkabouts 
-12 Carrington Street Miler NT 0810 Tel (089) 852134 Fax (089) 852355 
  
 +There were some 17 or so members present at around 2029 when the President in the chair called the gathering to order, or what passes for it on such occasions, and got the meeting under way. There were apologies from Fran Holland Dick Meston and Kern Clacher and there were no new members to welcome. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
 +
 +Correspondence brought a letter from solicitors acting for our insurance company indicating that Frances Drew will be continuing her action for damages with a hearing before a magistrate. A hearing on 15 January will set a hearing date, probably in June or July this year.
 +
 +The Treasurer'​s Report was next, regaling us with tales of monetary splendour. We acquired income of $2,657 for the month, spent $2,690 and the bank balance was $1,729.
 +
 +The Walks Secretary then took the floor, or as much of it as was ceded to him by the ever-muttering rabble in the back row, and presented the Walks Report. We began at the weekend of 11,12,13 December with a no report for George Mawer'​s walk in the Budawangs. Zol Bodlay reported a party of 7 and fine weather with swimming for his Saturday day wa1k on Brisbane Waters N.P. and Peter Christian mentioned a party of 3 with 20 apostles on his Firefly Canyon odyssy/​clash/​ftxture abseiling trip. Errol Sheedy had 14 starters and sunny if breezy conditions with lots of swimming for his Bundeena to Bundeena via Deer Pool day walk, and there was no report of Geoff McIntosh'​s Du Faurs Creek li-lo trip.
 +
 +The weekend of 18,19,20 December saw Ian Wolfe cancelling his canyoning trip down East Christie'​s Creek due to excess water. We are assured it will be re-scheduled,​ so stay in touch with Ian if you want to be in the swim, so to speak. Zol Bodlay'​s Saturday day walk saw a party of 10 enjoying fine conditons, swimming and cave site visits with paintings. Tony Mayne'​s Stanwell to Otford walk went to program, also with a party of 10, and Wilf, setting out on the perilous walk west through the wilds of Sydney, reported 8 starters on the stage through Annandale and Glebe Point. Jean Kendall had a great mob of around 27 on her Otford to Bundeena walk, but insisted that they were all under the strictest control throughout.
 +
 +Over the Christmas Period we had Ian Rannard heading north from Kiandra, leading his Kosciusko area walk with a party of 19, enjoying fine weather on a trip reported as having gone well, while George Walton was heading south from Kiandra leading his Kosciusko area walk at about the same time With a party of 9, enjoying similar weather and some large snowdrifts along the way. Despite the 52 cars in the parking area at Round Mountain they encountered few people once they cleared the fire trails and even enjoyed the luxury of an expired food drop near Grey Mare Hut. Maurie Bloom led a party of 16 on a walk in the Victorian Alps. They all enjoyed the walk and even managed to say it was worth the long drive/bus ride. Geoff Dowsett is reported to have had a party numbering around 20 on a far south coast walk near Nadgee Faunal Reserve but no details, other than an aggrieved letter from N.P.W,S., are available at time of writing.
 +
 +Of the not-so-extended walks Zol Bodlay'​s Saturday 2nd January walk was led by Wilf Hiider with a party of one. It was a fiercely hot day and there were mutinous elements abroad it seems, as the party deviated from the programmed walk, but proclaimed Glenbrook Creek to be O.K. Jim Callaway reported a party of 5 on a walk from Otford to Werrong on the 27 December.
 +
 +Over the weekend of 8,9,10 January Ian Wolfe had a party of 8 enjoying warm conditions and good scenery on his Bungonia canyoning and abseiling weekend. David Rostron led a walk down Morong Deep, but as is sometimes the way of it with David'​s walks, no details are available. Kenn Clacher'​s Claustral Canyon / Bell Canyon trip was deferred, and Zol Bodlay'​s Colo day walk was declared a "​crocks walk" with Les Powell sporting a broken arm (in-line roller blades or something, I think they said), and Heather Finch hobbling along with a crook back. What disabilities the other 6 starters had to qualify them for the walk we were not advised. Wilf was out there doing it again, on his own walk this time, with a party of 10 negotiating some doubtful rights-of-way on the stage from Meadowbank Ferry terminal to Seven Hills station.
 +
 +Conservation Report noted that Alex will write N.P.W.S. who are said to be in the throes of formulating a Plan of Management for the new Nattai National Park to encourage them to consider our views on the following matters: (a) Resume and eliminate inholdings as far as possible. (b) Close all roads except maintained park roads. (c) Restrict or eliminate issue by the Water Board of access permits for vehicular access to Yerranderie. (d) Eliminate sewage and partially treated effluent inflows to the river. (e) Manage State Recreational Areas within the park as national park areas. (f) Eliminiite the remaining marked trail sections between Mittagong and Katbomba. The Report also indicated that the proposed Paint-ball war games development on the Marra Marra N.P. boundary has been unanimously rejected by Hornsby Council. There was mention from the floor that while we had all been watching other threats to the Nattai N.P., the Mittagong bypass had done significantly more damage to the Nattai catchment than all of the other threats taken together.
 +
 +The Confederation Report confirmed our worst fears; insurances and the definition of visitors are still matters of profound uncertainty with that august body.
 +
 +There was no General Business apart from a brief farewell and thank you for so many things to George and Helen Gray who are moving to Woodhill, and a Bon Voyage to George Floyd who is setting off to South America for three' months. After that it was just a matter of the announcements and the meeting closed at 2131.
 +
 +----
 +
 +====Moran River: April 25 - May 15 1993.====
 +
 +Situated just to the south of the Mitchell Plateau in the Kimberley, the Moran River is one of the least known and least accessible wilderness areas in Australia. It is also one of the most incredibly beautiful. The river gorges seem to go on forever. Aboriginal art sites, shady monsoon forest waterfalls, abundant wildlife, good fishing - this area has it all. Although this will be only our fourth visit, the Moran has a greater percent of repeat visits than any other area we viSit.
 +
 +Two weeks is not enough to do justice to this magnificent area. Our trip lasts three. We will beat the problem of accessibility by using a combination of helicopters and light aircraft to get us to and from the walk and to set down a food drop at our halfway point. Although long distance helicopter rides are very expensive, we are so keen to ensure that this trip goes ahead that we are offering a substantial advance purchase discount to anyone booking before 10 March.
 +
 +Write or phone for our 16 page brochure and ask for the Moran River trip notes.
 +
 +Willis'​s Walkabouts.
 +
 +12 Carrington Street Miler NT 0810 Tel (089) 852134 Fax (089) 852355.
 +
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