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 by Morag Ryder by Morag Ryder
  
-He is the greatest ​trayeller ​Australia'​s ever seen\\+He is the greatest ​traveller ​Australia'​s ever seen\\
 No matter where you go, __he'​s__ already been\\ No matter where you go, __he'​s__ already been\\
 From Jagungal to Guougang and out to Mount Pritchard\\ From Jagungal to Guougang and out to Mount Pritchard\\
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 Blue Plastic. Blue Plastic.
  
-From Deadhorse Gap to Frenchians ​Cap and on the Crosscut Saw+From Deadhorse Gap to Frenchmans ​Cap and on the Crosscut Saw
 On Ti Willa or Mother Woila and even Mount Baw Baw\\ On Ti Willa or Mother Woila and even Mount Baw Baw\\
 When you're standing up on Tyan Pic or on The Viking high\\ When you're standing up on Tyan Pic or on The Viking high\\
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 by Tom Wenman by Tom Wenman
  
-(First published in the SBW Magazine in December 1982, it is timely to re-print this story in this April issue as the Confederation of Walking ​Blubs is planning a 45th Anniversary observance of teh unveiling at Splendour Rock of a plaque in memory of those former bushwalkers who did not return from active service in Work War 2. The Confederation gathering is to be held on April 24-25 to mark Anzac Day.+(First published in the SBW Magazine in December 1982, it is timely to re-print this story in this April issue as the Confederation of Walking ​Clubs is planning a 45th Anniversary observance of the unveiling at Splendour Rock of a plaque in memory of those former bushwalkers who did not return from active service in Work War 2. The Confederation gathering is to be held on April 24-25 to mark Anzac Day.
  
-In his story Tom enthuses over the view from Splendour Rock, and it does command a vast panorama of the mountains and valleys which were the birthplace and nursery of the bush walkking ​movement in teh Sydney region. This was the reason for its selection as the site of the memorial plaque, which was unveiled at a ceremony attended by more than 140 walkers on Anzac Day 1948. Jim Brown.)+In his story Tom enthuses over the view from Splendour Rock, and it does command a vast panorama of the mountains and valleys which were the birthplace and nursery of the bush walking ​movement in the Sydney region. This was the reason for its selection as the site of the memorial plaque, which was unveiled at a ceremony attended by more than 140 walkers on Anzac Day 1948. Jim Brown.)
  
 Bill Capon'​s walk beginning at Carlon'​s Farm and following the traditional route via the Blackhorse Range, Mob's Soak and Splendour Rock to the Cox, and back via Breakfast Creek, seemed the ideal way to resume bushwalking after an enforced absence of several months. So it was, with some pleasurable anticipation of the delight of reacquaintance with that wonderful area which starts with the hills running down to the Cox River, that I joined his walk. Bill Capon'​s walk beginning at Carlon'​s Farm and following the traditional route via the Blackhorse Range, Mob's Soak and Splendour Rock to the Cox, and back via Breakfast Creek, seemed the ideal way to resume bushwalking after an enforced absence of several months. So it was, with some pleasurable anticipation of the delight of reacquaintance with that wonderful area which starts with the hills running down to the Cox River, that I joined his walk.
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 The start is certainly easy of access; with the prelude of a pleasant and fast early Saturday morning drive to Carlon'​s Farm, which on this occasion, in view of the inclement weather during the preceding week, enabled me to make a fairly late decision to go. The start is certainly easy of access; with the prelude of a pleasant and fast early Saturday morning drive to Carlon'​s Farm, which on this occasion, in view of the inclement weather during the preceding week, enabled me to make a fairly late decision to go.
  
-Some eleven walkers joined Bill and we set off through Carlon'​s Farm for the descent via Carlon'​s Creek to Breakfast Creek and the foot of the Blackhorse Range. On the way clematis in profusion and heavy with small white flowers provided a happy contrast to the nettles in the creek. The climb up the Blackhorse Range certainly blows the cobwebs out of the system and at the same time gives some delightful glimpses of Carlon'​s Head on the one side, and the ranges towards and beyond the Cox on the other. The boronias were quite delightful towards the summit of the range and subsequently,​ after some rest and recuparation ​for blown lungs and tired limbs, the summit ridge provided a variety of bush flowers; yellow pea, wild iris and creek rose amongst many which I could not name.+Some eleven walkers joined Bill and we set off through Carlon'​s Farm for the descent via Carlon'​s Creek to Breakfast Creek and the foot of the Blackhorse Range. On the way clematis in profusion and heavy with small white flowers provided a happy contrast to the nettles in the creek. The climb up the Blackhorse Range certainly blows the cobwebs out of the system and at the same time gives some delightful glimpses of Carlon'​s Head on the one side, and the ranges towards and beyond the Cox on the other. The boronias were quite delightful towards the summit of the range and subsequently,​ after some rest and recuperation ​for blown lungs and tired limbs, the summit ridge provided a variety of bush flowers; yellow pea, wild iris and creek rose amongst many which I could not name.
  
 Mob's Soak cave always provides water, and a salutary reminder of the messiness of humans, and it ran true to form on this occasion, with, surprisingly,​ somewhat less water than might otherwise have been expected. Mob's Soak cave always provides water, and a salutary reminder of the messiness of humans, and it ran true to form on this occasion, with, surprisingly,​ somewhat less water than might otherwise have been expected.
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 Wayne Steel was out there doing it again over the weekend of 5,6,7 March with a trip in the Budawangs. The party of 13 enjoyed what Wayne described as a good hard walk, with rain. There were tales of Wayne having a damp night up on top of Mount Tarn, having been lured there by an early evening spell of fine moonlit conditions. Ian Debert'​s team of 9 were joined in their passage down the Six Foot Track to the river by some 300 marathon runners. They could stand the dust, and the haze of liniment, for Saturday morning but the rain on Sunday drove them home earlier than scheduled. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Davies Canyon trip, but the other day walks were conducted in overcast but fine weather with Zol Bodlay reporting 9 starters for his Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk, and Brian Holden '​biking'​ it with a party of 7 around Picton and The Oaks for a pleasant day despite the fact that most of the route lay along main roads rather than the byways. Wayne Steel was out there doing it again over the weekend of 5,6,7 March with a trip in the Budawangs. The party of 13 enjoyed what Wayne described as a good hard walk, with rain. There were tales of Wayne having a damp night up on top of Mount Tarn, having been lured there by an early evening spell of fine moonlit conditions. Ian Debert'​s team of 9 were joined in their passage down the Six Foot Track to the river by some 300 marathon runners. They could stand the dust, and the haze of liniment, for Saturday morning but the rain on Sunday drove them home earlier than scheduled. There was no report of Peter Christian'​s Davies Canyon trip, but the other day walks were conducted in overcast but fine weather with Zol Bodlay reporting 9 starters for his Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk, and Brian Holden '​biking'​ it with a party of 7 around Picton and The Oaks for a pleasant day despite the fact that most of the route lay along main roads rather than the byways.
  
-Conservation Report was next, wtih news that the Road Transport Authority has responded to Alex's letter re pollution of the Nattai, pointing out that there is no turbidity entering the Nattai River from the sedimentation control works installed around the Mittagong bypass roadworks. It seems that a New Areas Bill drafted in part by the National Parks Association will be presented to State Parliament in the near future. Indications are that the government will effectively give the green light to mining which will disrupt the Mount Airly area.+Conservation Report was next, with news that the Road Transport Authority has responded to Alex's letter re pollution of the Nattai, pointing out that there is no turbidity entering the Nattai River from the sedimentation control works installed around the Mittagong bypass roadworks. It seems that a New Areas Bill drafted in part by the National Parks Association will be presented to State Parliament in the near future. Indications are that the government will effectively give the green light to mining which will disrupt the Mount Airly area.
  
 Detailed Confederation Notes appeared in last month'​s magazine, so we will not attempt to cover those matters here. Detailed Confederation Notes appeared in last month'​s magazine, so we will not attempt to cover those matters here.
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 ====Kakadu Expeditions.==== ====Kakadu Expeditions.====
  
-Leave the traffic, telephones and stress of the city behind. Join us on one of our two longest Kakadu wilderness expeditions. Swim in beatitiful ​pools by day, relax around a campfire at night and wake up to the call of the birds.+Leave the traffic, telephones and stress of the city behind. Join us on one of our two longest Kakadu wilderness expeditions. Swim in beautiful ​pools by day, relax around a campfire at night and wake up to the call of the birds.
  
 ===Kakadu Circle No. 2: May 9-30.=== ===Kakadu Circle No. 2: May 9-30.===
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 The National Parks and Wildlife (New Areas and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, prepared by the National Parks Association and moved by Dr. Macdonald, is now before State Parliament. It seeks to create some of the 20 parks promised by the ALP at the 1987 election and requires the National Parks and Wildlife Service to investigate some of the Association'​s proposals. The legislation would protect many of the last refuges of biodiversity and endangered species, such as Ben Hall's Gap. In view of Australia'​s signature of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which commits us to establish and manage components of biological diversity, and the State'​s signature of the National Forest Policy, which commits NSW to preserve forests and wilderness with conservation values, the Bill should be passed. The National Parks and Wildlife (New Areas and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, prepared by the National Parks Association and moved by Dr. Macdonald, is now before State Parliament. It seeks to create some of the 20 parks promised by the ALP at the 1987 election and requires the National Parks and Wildlife Service to investigate some of the Association'​s proposals. The legislation would protect many of the last refuges of biodiversity and endangered species, such as Ben Hall's Gap. In view of Australia'​s signature of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which commits us to establish and manage components of biological diversity, and the State'​s signature of the National Forest Policy, which commits NSW to preserve forests and wilderness with conservation values, the Bill should be passed.
  
-What remains unmined of the "​Gardens of Stone" (headwaters of The Wolgan and Capertee Rivers) is included in the Bill as an area fon investigation. The Colong Foundation is seeking an amendment which would create "​Gardens of Stone" park, consisting of a section extending from Mount Genowlan, through the Pantoney'​s Crown Nature ​Resserve ​and along the Capertee-Wolgan divide to Wollemi National Park. If accepted it will ensure that this remnant of the scenic "​pagoda"​ country is preserved from the depredations of the miners.+What remains unmined of the "​Gardens of Stone" (headwaters of The Wolgan and Capertee Rivers) is included in the Bill as an area for investigation. The Colong Foundation is seeking an amendment which would create "​Gardens of Stone" park, consisting of a section extending from Mount Genowlan, through the Pantoney'​s Crown Nature ​Reserve ​and along the Capertee-Wolgan divide to Wollemi National Park. If accepted it will ensure that this remnant of the scenic "​pagoda"​ country is preserved from the depredations of the miners.
  
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 Leader: Peter Christian. Leader: Peter Christian.
  
-A comprehensive journey with an extensive itinerary. ​Inconjunction ​with Russell Willis of Willis'​s Walkabouts who has considerable expertise and local knowledge in this area, plus fluency in Spanish.+A comprehensive journey with an extensive itinerary. ​In conjunction ​with Russell Willis of Willis'​s Walkabouts who has considerable expertise and local knowledge in this area, plus fluency in Spanish.
  
 __Note__: This trip will be approximately 20-25% cheaper than other similar commercially operated ventures. __Note__: This trip will be approximately 20-25% cheaper than other similar commercially operated ventures.
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