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 ===A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.=== ===A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.===
  
-To all SW members from the magazine workers.+To all SWB members from the magazine workers.
  
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 +=====The November General Meeting.=====
  
-THE NOVEMBER''​GENERAL MEETING 
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
 +
 It was around 2015 when the President in the chair gonged the gong and called the 17 or so members present to order. There were apologies from Joy Hynes, George Mawer and Patrick James. It was around 2015 when the President in the chair gonged the gong and called the 17 or so members present to order. There were apologies from Joy Hynes, George Mawer and Patrick James.
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 New members Chris Wong and Brian Beavan were welcomed to membership and the Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received with no matters arising. New members Chris Wong and Brian Beavan were welcomed to membership and the Minutes of the previous general meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
-Correspondence brought a post card from an Unidentified correspondent located at Macalu(?), apparently working with some group there whom they appeared to think would be familiar to us- If anyone can shed light on that, 
- ​please put us out of our mystery. The '​matter. of the fence along the railway at Glenbrook got another. mention. It seems there will be no great problem as an alternative walking track already exists from near the road bridge to the existing track. At present it does involve walking through some bush but there is a body of opinion which holds this to be no great obstacle for bushwalkers. 
- There were two letters from Natural Areas Ltd, one relating to our request for issue of script dovering our investment and asking for a copy of our, certificate of incorporation and street address, and one advising us of the intention to carry out weeding on the block of land Unfortunately this letter was received too late for any action on our part. The matter of the copy of our 
-certificate of incorporation is in hand and this will be furnished. A letter 
-has been sent to Natural Areas Ltd advising them of the delays imposed by mail 
-clearance times and general meeting Schedules. . 
-We also received a copy of a letter from the Budawangs Committee to Chris - Harcher regarding the problems of access to the Clyde River and requesting restraints be placed on sub-divisions which are contributing to the problem. The Club resolved to write to the Minister supporting the Budawangs Committee and to pass information on the the Confederation for further action.. We also received a letter from a Mr. J. Sorenson asking for advice of possible jobs in the leisure industry. If only we knew. A letter has been sent to Mr. George Souris regarding the closureof part of the Great North Walk near Hornsby. There were no further matters arising from the correspodnence. - 
  
-The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1;422 and ended the month with a balance of $4,753. +Correspondence brought a post card from an unidentified correspondent located at Macalu(?), apparently working with some group there whom they appeared to think would be familiar to us. If anyone can shed light on that, please put us out of our mystery. The matter of the fence along the railway at Glenbrook got another mention. It seems there will be no great problem as an alternative walking track already exists from near the road bridge to the existing track. At present it does involve walking through some bush but there is a body of opinion which holds this to be no great obstacle for bushwalkers. 
-The Walks Report began with the advice that no details were available for David Rostron'​s ski tour over the period 16/23 October. ​Over the weekend of 16/17 October, Jan Mohandas cancelled his gourmet weekend at Kanuka Brook due to lack of starters. The walk went however, in another area, as a day walk, involving cave crawls, swimming and gourmet food the leader was Zol Bodlay + 
-and there were 12 starters, not one of whom was Jan, and even if one had been, +There were two letters from Natural Areas Ltd, one relating to our request for issue of script covering our investment and asking for a copy of our certificate of incorporation and street address, and one advising us of the intention to carry out weeding on the block of land. Unfortunately this letter was received too late for any action on our part. The matter of the copy of our certificate of incorporation is in hand and this will be furnished. A letter has been sent to Natural Areas Ltd advising them of the delays imposed by mail clearance times and general meeting schedules. 
-it's unlikely he would have recognised his own walk. Bronny Niemeyer, still high on caffeine, reported 26 at lunchtime on her Harbour Foreshores walk. + 
-The following weekend saw the Club Reunion at Coolana. There were around ​:25 or so people enjoying perfect weather and it was described ​'as "a most enjoyable occasion. Tony Maynes had a party of 21 rock-hopping around from Waterfall to Otford. Conditions were pleasant but the water was reported as too cold for enjoyable swimming.. Morag'​s walk off-track around Glenbrook Creek area was described as easy despite one of the party taking a fall at one stage. Again the water was described as cool and there was no swimming. +We also received a copy of a letter from the Budawangs Committee to Chris Harcher regarding the problems of access to the Clyde River and requesting restraints be placed on sub-divisions which are contributing to the problem. The Club resolved to write to the Minister supporting the Budawangs Committee and to pass information on the the Confederation for further action. We also received a letter from a Mr. J. Sorenson asking for advice of possible jobs in the leisure industry. If only we knew. A letter has been sent to Mr. George Souris regarding the closure of part of the Great North Walk near Hornsby. There were no further matters arising from the correspodnence. 
-PAGE 14 THE -SYDNEY BUSHWALKER DECEMBER 1993 + 
-It was an excellent walk with 5 large waterfalls and several smaller ones. Greta James cancelledher Kowmung River (Introduction to walking) due to a lack of starters. Dick Weston'​s "wine and cheese"​in Kanuka Brook went, +The Treasurer'​s Report indicated that we spent $1,422 and ended the month with a balance of $4,753. 
-led by Frank Woodgate with Dick Weston(?). Zol Bodlay led a patty of 7 on his Marra Marra National Park Saturday day walk in sunny conditions. The water in the pristine pool was cool however, and there was little swimming. Maurie Bloom had 28 starters, some of whom were Sutherland Bushwalkers,​on his bicycle ride in thePicton ​Lakes area. Conditions were reported as pleasant but cool. Tony Holgate'​s rock scrambling, abseiling trip at Lindfield had 12 or 13 bodies depending on when you counted them. + 
-Ian Wolfe'​s crosscountry skiing wilderness ramble from 4 to 7'November went, but the lack of snow turned it into a walk for the 6 skiers who turned out. Over the weekend of 5,6,7 November Jim Rivers led 6 starters on his Morton' ​National Park walk in fine conditions, and Eddie Giacomel'​s Kanangra walk, led by Tony Holgate, was cancelled. Of the day walks, Errol Sheedy had +The Walks Report began with the advice that no details were available for David Rostron'​s ski tour over the period 16/23 October. Over the weekend of 16/17 October, Jan Mohandas cancelled his gourmet weekend at Kanuka Brook due to lack of starters. The walk went however, in another area, as a day walk, involving cave crawls, swimming and gourmet food. The leader was Zol Bodlay and there were 12 starters, not one of whom was Jan, and even if one had been, it's unlikely he would have recognised his own walk. Bronny Niemeyer, still high on caffeine, reported 26 at lunchtime on her Harbour Foreshores walk. 
-15 starters and no other details for his Engadine to Heathcote walk, and Vic Lewin led 13 in fine conditions on his trip from Loftus to Heathcote. All of which brought the Walks Report to a close. + 
-Conservation Report indicated that Natural Areas Ltd have decided to pay +The following weekend saw the Club Reunion at Coolana. There were around 25 or so people enjoying perfect weather and it was described as a most enjoyable occasion. Tony Maynes had a party of 21 rock-hopping around from Waterfall to Otford. Conditions were pleasant but the water was reported as too cold for enjoyable swimming. Morag'​s walk off-track around Glenbrook Creek area was described as easy despite one of the party taking a fall at one stage. Again the water was described as cool and there was no swimming. 
-for professional assistance in weeding the block at Wheelers'Creek and will + 
-attempt to have dumped car bodies and fridges removed. The South East Forest Preservation Bill was defeated through the good officesof the Niles. Thanks Fred, thanks Elaine. The Labor Party has asked for a list of proposed areas for preservation a National Parks. The opinion was expressed that there is little hope-for any real progress in conservation under the present State Government. +The weekend of 29/30/31 October saw a total of 6 walks scheduled. Bill Capon led 8 walkers through scrub on his Budawangs trip down Freemans Creek. ​It was an excellent walk with 5 large waterfalls and several smaller ones. Greta James cancelled her Kowmung River (Introduction to walking) due to a lack of starters. Dick Weston'​s "wine and cheese"​ in Kanuka Brook went, led by Frank Woodgate with Dick Weston(?). Zol Bodlay led a party of 7 on his Marra Marra National Park Saturday day walk in sunny conditions. The water in the pristine pool was cool however, and there was little swimming. Maurie Bloom had 28 starters, some of whom were Sutherland Bushwalkers,​ on his bicycle ride in the Picton ​Lakes area. Conditions were reported as pleasant but cool. Tony Holgate'​s rock scrambling, abseiling trip at Lindfield had 12 or 13 bodies depending on when you counted them. 
-There was no general business so after the announcements,​ the meeting closed at 2136.' + 
-DISCOUNT BUSHWALKING HOLIDAYS+Ian Wolfe'​s crosscountry skiing wilderness ramble from 4 to 7 November went, but the lack of snow turned it into a walk for the 6 skiers who turned out. Over the weekend of 5,6,7 November Jim Rivers led 6 starters on his Morton National Park walk in fine conditions, and Eddie Giacomel'​s Kanangra walk, led by Tony Holgate, was cancelled. Of the day walks, Errol Sheedy had 15 starters and no other details for his Engadine to Heathcote walk, and Vic Lewin led 13 in fine conditions on his trip from Loftus to Heathcote. All of which brought the Walks Report to a close. 
 + 
 +Conservation Report indicated that Natural Areas Ltd have decided to pay for professional assistance in weeding the block at Wheelers Creek and will attempt to have dumped car bodies and fridges removed. The South East Forest Preservation Bill was defeated through the good offices of the Niles. Thanks Fred, thanks Elaine. The Labor Party has asked for a list of proposed areas for preservation a National Parks. The opinion was expressed that there is little hope for any real progress in conservation under the present State Government. 
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 +There was no general businessso after the announcements,​ the meeting closed at 2136. 
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-DECEMBER 1993 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER'​ PAGE 15 +=====Book Review - "The Life And Journeys Of Barralier ​1773 - 1853".===== 
-BOOK REVIEW ​"THE LIFE AND JOURNEYS OF BARRALLIER7 ​ + 
-1773 - 1853"​ +===by Andy Macqueen.=== 
-by ANDY MACQUEEN ​Jim Brown + 
-Andy Macqueen opens the Preface to his "Life and Journeys of Barrallier"​ with some questions: ​<1) "What was a Frenchman doing in the British Army and how did he come to be exploring in New South Wales."?​ (2) "Why was he appointed by Governor King as 'AN AMBASSADOR TO THE KING OF THE MOUNTAINS'"?​ +Jim Brown 
-They are valid questions, bearing in mind that France and Britain were at war for most of the years between 1795 and 1815: and that the regimental commander of the NSW Corps had forbidden theutilisation of militarypersonnel on exploratory missions. Even before ​readingAn-rtyMacqheen's tale, I Already + 
-had some answers to' ​both questions. +Andy Macqueen opens the Preface to his "Life and Journeys of Barrallier"​ with some questions: ​(1) "What was a Frenchman doing in the British Army and how did he come to be exploring in New South Wales."?​ (2) "Why was he appointed by Governor King as 'an ambassador to the King of teh Mountains'"?​ 
-(1) Following the:Revolution of 1789, France was divided for some years between Republican and Monarchist factions (Funny, but I seem tohave heard of similar arguments somewhere recently)'. Some Royalists ultimately sought + 
-refuge even with the archenemy ​England ​rather than face a short, sharp encounter with the invention of another ​Franchman, Msieu Guillotin. (2) If there had been an ICAC in 1802/3, Governor King may nothave been adjudged guilty of corruption, but he had certainly connived at inventing a fictional local sovereigh; ​to enable him to outflank the military edict. +They are valid questions, bearing in mind that France and Britain were at war for most of the years between 1795 and 1815: and that the regimental commander of the NSW Corps had forbidden the utilisation of military personnel on exploratory missions. Even before ​reading Andy Macqueen's tale, I already ​had some answers to both questions. 
-Andy Macqueen'​s book delves quite deeply into the life of the young + 
-Frenchman and gives much detail of his exploratory work in NSW in 1800/1802. +(1) Following the Revolution of 1789, France was divided for some years between Republican and Monarchist factions (Funny, but I seem to have heard of similar arguments somewhere recently). Some Royalists ultimately sought refuge even with the arch-enemy ​England ​rather than face a short, sharp encounter with the invention of another ​Frenchman, Msieu Guillotin. (2) If there had been an ICAC in 1802/3, Governor King may not have been adjudged guilty of corruption, but he had certainly connived at inventing a fictional local sovereign, ​to enable him to outflank the military edict. 
-He is not the first bushWalker ​to find Barrallier a fascinating subject. Myles Dunphy was obviously familiar with the contents of his journals, and the names of several aborigines who either accompanied him or were encountered on his journeys are given to prominent features in the maps drawn by Myles (mostly in the Kanangra/​Boyd area Goondel, GogyWallarra, Bungin, and also one nicknamed ​'The Tonsure'​). + 
-In 1957 Dot Butler wrote an absorbing ​summarT/​53EBarrallier's travels in the Southern Blue Mountains which appeared in our Club' magazine. In 1976/7 there were accounts by Paddy Pallin who, in company with walker friends, had sought to clarifysome of the 'doubts about Barrallier'​s routes in the +Andy Macqueen'​s book delves quite deeply into the life of the young Frenchman and gives much detail of his exploratory work in NSW in 1800/1802. He is not the first bushwalker ​to find Barrallier a fascinating subject. Myles Dunphy was obviously familiar with the contents of his journals, and the names of several aborigines who either accompanied him or were encountered on his journeys are given to prominent features in the maps drawn by Myles (mostly in the Kanangra/​Boyd area Goondel, GogyWallarra, Bungin, and also one nick-named ​'The Tonsure'​). 
-Yerranderie area.+ 
-'Since these gigantic ​frois in the bushwalking pond saw fit to write' ​of Barrallier, I felt even a tadpole might have a little croak, and in August 1980 our magazine published anarticle in which I Suggested ​that Barralliermay have broken out of the' ​mountain barrier that encircled the infant colony if he had kept to the high ground west of-Yerranderie,​ where the prominent ridge west from.Bindook/​Batsch Camp area leads direct to pleasant country on the Main Divide south from Oberon, not much more than a day's march from where he stood. +In 1957 Dot Butler wrote an absorbing ​summary of Barrallier's travels in the Southern Blue Mountains which appeared in our Club' magazine. In 1976/7 there were accounts by Paddy Pallin who, in company with walker friends, had sought to clarify some of the doubts about Barrallier'​s routes in the Yerranderie area. 
-Andy Macqueen'​s book includes several appendices, with a few extracts (translated into English)from Barrallier'​s trip journals, but most importantly he has read and interpreted them with the mind and eye of a bushwalker. Indeed, in a few instances where he dissents from the previously accepted Barrallier routes, he has investigated them personally. Such a case is,the + 
-way into the Nattai Valley from the Depot Camp south of Oakdale. It has generally been believed this followed Sheehy'​s Creek (Nattai Pass), but Andy is of the opinion Barrallier followed the next major creek to the north' ​(Gillan'​s Creek) and describes his own exploratory walk by that route. +Since these gigantic ​frogs in the bushwalking pond saw fit to write of Barrallier, I felt even a tadpole might have a little croak, and in August 1980 our magazine published an article in which I suggested ​that Barrallier may have broken out of the mountain barrier that encircled the infant colony if he had kept to the high ground west of Yerranderie,​ where the prominent ridge west from Bindook/​Batsch Camp area leads direct to pleasant country on the Main Divide south from Oberon, not much more than a day's march from where he stood. 
-PAGE 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER .DECEMBER 1993 + 
-It has been believed Bartallier'​s Party continued beyond Byrne'​s gap +Andy Macqueen'​s book includes several appendices, with a few extracts (translated into English) from Barrallier'​s trip journals, but most importantly he has read and interpreted them with the mind and eye of a bushwalker. Indeed, in a few instances where he dissents from the previously accepted Barrallier routes, he has investigated them personally. Such a case is the way into the Nattai Valley from the Depot Camp south of Oakdale. It has generally been believed this followed Sheehy'​s Creek (Nattai Pass), but Andy is of the opinion Barrallier followed the next major creek to the north (Gillan'​s Creek) and describes his own exploratory walk by that route. 
-down to the Kowmung River,and then turned up Christy'​sCreek because it 'seemed ​'to-offera ​route to the west. Andy accepts this and considers Barrallier'​s ​party was frustrated by the series of 'waterfalls in Wheengee:Whungee Creek, oneof the headwaters of Christy'​s Creek, and withdrew to his Depot Camp. Jliremarkable ​coincidence here, because in the week I received the book for reviewwe read of Wheengee ​Uhungee ​Creek in Sydney newspapers (the first mentionever in the media of this stream?) when the bodies of two yoUng airmen were found there, a few kilometres from their'wrecked aircraft. ​- + 
-It is'​eaSy ​to understand why Barr-billet's journeys have captured the imagination of bush walkers over the years.... the man himself was one of the first European bush walkers in Australia, but of CourSe h'​eflidn't know it. B2101 could he?. It was 125 years later that a gathering of respectable. Sydney citizens decided to call themselves "The Sydney Bush Walkers"​ and invented the term we now regard as "the name Of the game"​. +It has been believed Bartallier'​s Party continued beyond Byrne'​s gap down to the Kowmung River, and then turned up Christy'​s Creek because it seemed to offer a route to the west. Andy accepts this and considers Barrallier'​s party was frustrated by the series of waterfalls in Wheengee Whungee Creek, one of the headwaters of Christy'​s Creek, and withdrew to his Depot Camp. A remarkable ​coincidence here, because in the week I received the book for review we read of Wheengee ​Whungee ​Creek in Sydney newspapers (the first mention ever in the media of this stream?) when the bodies of two young airmen were found there, a few kilometres from their wrecked aircraft. 
-The book may be obtained from bookshops ordirect from A. Macqueen, ​3g Bee Farm Road, Springwood 2777 $14.95 plus $3.00 postage. + 
-* * * * * * * * *,* * *+It is easy to understand why Barrallier's journeys have captured the imagination of bush walkers over the years.... the man himself was one of the first European bush walkers in Australia, but of course he didn't know it. How could he?. It was 125 years later that a gathering of respectable.Sydney citizens decided to call themselves "The Sydney Bush Walkers"​ and invented the term we now regard as "the name of the game". 
 + 
 +The book may be obtained from bookshops or direct from A. Macqueen, ​39 Bee Farm Road, Springwood 2777$14.95 plus $3.00 postage. 
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 + 
 +=====Social Notes.===== 
 by John Hogan by John Hogan
-Where has the year gone? It can'​t'​be Christmas, already! Well, I guess 
-it is arid our Christmas Party is upon us once again. Several of our recent activities have not attracted as many members as we might have expected, but I'm sure you won't let us down for the big event on December 15th. The Club will supply refreshments and you are simply asked to bring along a. plate filled with some imaginative goodies and I promise you a very enjoyable evening! 
-I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas and those of you who are walking have a ball! 
-Our first activity in the New Year will be the traditional beach barbecue at Obelisk Beach on January 5th. We trust that the weather will be a lot kinder than the past couple of years but if not we will rig up some shelters and have a great time anyway. We will have the barbecues available, just toss in 'some food and drinks.... and a towel! 
-The following week, the 12th, the Clubrooms will not be available so we are": going to walk across The Bridge and do a bit of a "pub crawl" around The Rocks. If you haven'​t yet tried the "home brew" at the "Lord Nelson"​ you have a treat in store! Meet us outside the Clubrooms at 6 pm. 
-. Then on the 26th we have the AustraliaDay holiday so again there will not -1jea. meeting; 'but there will be a day walk conducted by Zol Bodlay,and Tony Holgate:​rwill lead. an evening walk.: If you can make it along please refer to the program or contact the respective. leader. ' 
-Take care and have a wonderful Christmas. *Good, walking!: 
-***)E4******* 
-SOCIAL NOTES  
  
 +Where has the year gone? It can'​t'​be Christmas, already! Well, I guess it is and our Christmas Party is upon us once again. Several of our recent activities have not attracted as many members as we might have expected, but I'm sure you won't let us down for the big event on December 15th. The Club will supply refreshments and you are simply asked to bring along a plate filled with some imaginative goodies and I promise you a very enjoyable evening!
 +
 +I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas and those of you who are walking... have a ball!
 +
 +Our first activity in the New Year will be the traditional beach barbecue at Obelisk Beach on January 5th. We trust that the weather will be a lot kinder than the past couple of years but if not we will rig up some shelters and have a great time anyway. We will have the barbecues available, just toss in some food and drinks.... and a towel!
 +
 +The following week, the 12th, the Clubrooms will not be available so we are going to walk across The Bridge and do a bit of a "pub crawl" around The Rocks. If you haven'​t yet tried the "home brew" at the "Lord Nelson"​ you have a treat in store! Meet us outside the Clubrooms at 6 pm.
 +
 +Then on the 26th we have the Australia Day holiday so again there will not be a meeting, but there will be a day walk conducted by Zol Bodlay, and Tony Holgate will lead an evening walk. If you can make it along please refer to the program or contact the respective leader.
 +
 +Take care and have a wonderful Christmas. Good walking!
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