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 He then apologised for delaying us. I phoned him later. He told me that the van which was owned by a religious group and carried about eight young people arrived after we had left the site. He had his spanners and lambs returned after lining them up and checking each sole pattern to reveal the culprit. ​ He then apologised for delaying us. I phoned him later. He told me that the van which was owned by a religious group and carried about eight young people arrived after we had left the site. He had his spanners and lambs returned after lining them up and checking each sole pattern to reveal the culprit. ​
  
-=====The November1995 General Meeting.=====+=====The November 1995 General Meeting.=====
 Barry Wallace Barry Wallace
  
-Around 20 members had arrived by 2013 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. There were no apologies, so, we moved on to welcome new members Bob Stewart Michael Moulton and Steve Hine.+Around 20 members had arrived by 2013 so the president called the meeting to order and began proceedings. There were no apologies, so, we moved on to welcome new members Bob StewartMichael Moulton and Steve Hine.
  
 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
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 Not to be outdone, Eddie Giacomel led off the walks, report with an extended review of the month from the statistician'​s viewpoint, listing the various parameters with values and percentages. The only figure recorded here is a total walking distance of 446 km. Not to be outdone, Eddie Giacomel led off the walks, report with an extended review of the month from the statistician'​s viewpoint, listing the various parameters with values and percentages. The only figure recorded here is a total walking distance of 446 km.
  
-The first walk covered was the extended 4 day walk in the area of Discovery Cave led by Jan Mohandas. This was postponed to another date. Margaret Sheens'​ Cudgegong Valley cycling trip had a party of 10 and a lovely weekend. Tony Maynes led 3 on his Bundundah Creek trip and Maurice Smith had 15 on his 2 day walks from a base camp triP. There was no report for Alan Mewett'​s Mill Creek day walk but Laurie Bore led 6 on his Wollangambe Crater trip on a fine mild to warm day. There was a general belief that David Robinson'​s walk from Otford to Waterfall went but there were no details available to the meeting. +The first walk covered was the extended 4 day walk in the area of Discovery Cave led by Jan Mohandas. This was postponed to another date. Margaret Sheens'​ Cudgegong Valley cycling trip had a party of 10 and a lovely weekend. Tony Maynes led 3 on his Bundundah Creek trip and Maurice Smith had 15 on his 2 day walks from a base camp trip. There was no report for Alan Mewett'​s Mill Creek day walk but Laurie Bore led 6 on his Wollangambe Crater trip on a fine mild to warm day. There was a general belief that David Robinson'​s walk from Otford to Waterfall went but there were no details available to the meeting. 
-Ian Wolfe’s extended ​X.CD trip from 16 to 22 October went but it rained. Oliver Crawford cancelledhis Budawangs trip. Tom Wellman and the party of 6 who came out for his walk along the Kowmung allowed discretion to take the better part of valour when they faced inclement weather. The walk was rerouted to 100 Man cave but two of the party elected to keep their powder dry and departed for home. The remainder were making distance toward Cloudmaker when Chris Poleson had a fall, gashing his face over one eye. At this point they abandoned the trip, returning to the cars at around 1600. The injury required 7stitches when they reached medical help. There was no report for Peter Miller'​s Saturday walk in Marramarra NP but Don Brooks led 6 on his Woy Way to Wondabyne trip, reporting acceptable weather. Therewere no reports for either Saturday or Sunday of Tony Manes back to back trips in The Royal. Geoff McIntosh led a party of on his Redledge Pass trip on Sunday and Wilf again 'obtained a pass to visit the Chapel on the Naval base as part of his circumnavigation of Port Jackson. They reported scattered showers and have now featured in numerous homemade Japanese tourist videos as the caped avengers, or whatever it was the tourists made of them in their raingear.+ 
 +Ian Wolfe’s extended ​XCD trip from 16 to 22 October went but it rained. Oliver Crawford cancelled his Budawangs trip. Tom Wellman and the party of 6 who came out for his walk along the Kowmung allowed discretion to take the better part of valour when they faced inclement weather. The walk was rerouted to 100 Man cave but two of the party elected to keep their powder dry and departed for home. The remainder were making distance toward Cloudmaker when Chris Poleson had a fall, gashing his face over one eye. At this point they abandoned the trip, returning to the cars at around 1600. The injury required 7 stitches when they reached medical help. There was no report for Peter Miller'​s Saturday walk in Marramarra NP but Don Brooks led 6 on his Woy Way to Wondabyne trip, reporting acceptable weather. There were no reports for either Saturday or Sunday of Tony Manes back to back trips in The Royal. Geoff McIntosh led a party of on his Redledge Pass trip on Sunday and Wilf again obtained a pass to visit the Chapel on the Naval base as part of his circumnavigation of Port Jackson. They reported scattered showers and have now featured in numerous home-made Japanese tourist videos as the caped avengers, or whatever it was the tourists made of them in their raingear. 
 The weekend of 27, 28, 29 October saw Alan Donnelley leading a party of 6 on his Budawangs walk. Maureen and David Carter postponed their Kanangra Walls walk but Ron Howlett led 10 on his Barrington Tops trip. The walk turned out longer than anticipated but at least the weather did it right, raining overnight and remaining fine during the days. There were no details for Morag Ryder'​s Saturday walk around Narrowneck Plateau, Nancy Alderson'​s Medlow Bath historical ramble did not go and there were no details for Frank Sander'​s Northern Suburbs walk. Eddie Giacomel had 15 on his trip in Wollemi NP and Dick Weston reported tons of flies in hot conditions on his walk out to Darks Cave off the Mt Hay road, and back. The weekend of 27, 28, 29 October saw Alan Donnelley leading a party of 6 on his Budawangs walk. Maureen and David Carter postponed their Kanangra Walls walk but Ron Howlett led 10 on his Barrington Tops trip. The walk turned out longer than anticipated but at least the weather did it right, raining overnight and remaining fine during the days. There were no details for Morag Ryder'​s Saturday walk around Narrowneck Plateau, Nancy Alderson'​s Medlow Bath historical ramble did not go and there were no details for Frank Sander'​s Northern Suburbs walk. Eddie Giacomel had 15 on his trip in Wollemi NP and Dick Weston reported tons of flies in hot conditions on his walk out to Darks Cave off the Mt Hay road, and back.
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 The following weekend was reunion weekend at Coolana. Did anyone count the total present? The days were fine enough but on Saturday evening just as the campfire entertainment was about to begin a large, wet, thunderstorm arrived, forcing a retreat to the hut. Spiro'​s spinach pie and fruitcake were up to the by now traditional high standard and on Sunday the damper competition yielded a range of results covering the usual statistical distribution curve. A swimming race was held on the Sunday and Joan Rigby conducted a walk in the rainforest area near Deadhorse Bridge. The following weekend was reunion weekend at Coolana. Did anyone count the total present? The days were fine enough but on Saturday evening just as the campfire entertainment was about to begin a large, wet, thunderstorm arrived, forcing a retreat to the hut. Spiro'​s spinach pie and fruitcake were up to the by now traditional high standard and on Sunday the damper competition yielded a range of results covering the usual statistical distribution curve. A swimming race was held on the Sunday and Joan Rigby conducted a walk in the rainforest area near Deadhorse Bridge.
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 Confederation report saw mention of a plan to close off part or the Mount Hay firetrail. The discussions with Sydney Water are continuing. A coal company has lodged an application for an exploration licence adjacent to the existing Clarence colliery. The Confederation'​s next meeting with NPWS will be held sometime in the near future. Confederation report saw mention of a plan to close off part or the Mount Hay firetrail. The discussions with Sydney Water are continuing. A coal company has lodged an application for an exploration licence adjacent to the existing Clarence colliery. The Confederation'​s next meeting with NPWS will be held sometime in the near future.
 Conservation report brought further details of the proposal to close off roads in the vicinity of the Grose River near Mount Hay with a view to establishing a sort of wilderness zone. There was some debate and a narrow, vote opposing the idea. The NPW is preparing a plan of management for the private and commercial use of the canyons in the Blue Mountains area. Some of the proposed annual person trip numbers are enough to create great alarm in those who love the areas. It was unclear whether they propose to produce an EIS but the meeting seemed to think this was a good starting point. Conservation report brought further details of the proposal to close off roads in the vicinity of the Grose River near Mount Hay with a view to establishing a sort of wilderness zone. There was some debate and a narrow, vote opposing the idea. The NPW is preparing a plan of management for the private and commercial use of the canyons in the Blue Mountains area. Some of the proposed annual person trip numbers are enough to create great alarm in those who love the areas. It was unclear whether they propose to produce an EIS but the meeting seemed to think this was a good starting point.
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