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 and Jim Callaway and Jim Callaway
 August 1996 August 1996
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 In this issue: In this issue:
 Editorial - Peter Miller Editorial - Peter Miller
 VHS Tapes - Peter Christian Letters to the Editor VHS Tapes - Peter Christian Letters to the Editor
-70 th Anniversary Dinner Committee+70th Anniversary Dinner Committee
 A Prospective'​s View - Nick Bertsos A Prospective'​s View - Nick Bertsos
 Personal Accident Insurance First Aid - Patrick James Personal Accident Insurance First Aid - Patrick James
-Ballooning at +Ballooning at Canowindra - Peter Miller
-Canowindra - Peter Miller+
 Spiro'​s New Address Spiro'​s New Address
 Walks Secretary'​s Mid Year Walks Secretary'​s Mid Year
 Report - Eddy Giacomel P. 11 Report - Eddy Giacomel P. 11
-From the Club +From the Club Room - Jan Roberts P. 12 
-Room - Jan Roberts P. 12 +July General Meeting - Barry Wallace P. 13
-July General +
-Meeting - Barry Wallace P. 13+
 Protect Wildlife P. 14 Protect Wildlife P. 14
 Advertisers:​ Advertisers:​
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-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 2+ 
 +Editorial 
 For this month only I am editing the magazine - putting my computer where my mouth is - and attempting to show how the magazine may look in future editions. I have felt for some time that we should update the look of the magazine but in saying this I do not in any way denigrate the hard work and dedication that has gone into this most important club organ of news and views over the many years it has been published. For this month only I am editing the magazine - putting my computer where my mouth is - and attempting to show how the magazine may look in future editions. I have felt for some time that we should update the look of the magazine but in saying this I do not in any way denigrate the hard work and dedication that has gone into this most important club organ of news and views over the many years it has been published.
-Of the many people who have contacted either George Mawer or myself there seems to be a clear division between those who want the cover, paper and the layout to remain same and those who want to see a new cover, a more modem layout and better quality paper. As I was the one who set the feral cat amongst the Wonga Pigeons I felt that I should take over the August issue while George is having a well earned holiday in Queensland. My only intention in stirring the pot is to make sure that the club has the very best magazine to see us into the next century by which time I will have hung up my bootsbut ​the club will go marching on, stronger than ever. The last thing that I want is to cause is a schism between those opting for change and those who want to retain the status quo.+ 
 +Of the many people who have contacted either George Mawer or myself there seems to be a clear division between those who want the cover, paper and the layout to remain same and those who want to see a new cover, a more modern ​layout and better quality paper. As I was the one who set the feral cat amongst the Wonga Pigeons I felt that I should take over the August issue while George is having a well earned holiday in Queensland. My only intention in stirring the pot is to make sure that the club has the very best magazine to see us into the next century by which time I will have hung up my boots but the club will go marching on, stronger than ever. The last thing that I want is to cause is a schism between those opting for change and those who want to retain the status quo. 
 A bit of discussion is, I think, good for the club because we are interesting combination of tradition and innovation. I will (next issue) drawn up some alternative front pages for you to think about and set out the type using a desk top publishing program instead of a word processing program. George will be back at the Editor'​s desk next month so please let him know which direction you think the magazine should be taking in the 1990s. A selection of letters is printed showing once again, as if we needed reminding, that SBW members are never short of an opinion. A bit of discussion is, I think, good for the club because we are interesting combination of tradition and innovation. I will (next issue) drawn up some alternative front pages for you to think about and set out the type using a desk top publishing program instead of a word processing program. George will be back at the Editor'​s desk next month so please let him know which direction you think the magazine should be taking in the 1990s. A selection of letters is printed showing once again, as if we needed reminding, that SBW members are never short of an opinion.
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 For better or worse at least it shows that the members take a lively interest in the magazine and care passionately about its future. For better or worse at least it shows that the members take a lively interest in the magazine and care passionately about its future.
 Peter Miller. Peter Miller.
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 VHS TAPES of the Sydney Bushwalkers VHS TAPES of the Sydney Bushwalkers
 TAPE No I - THE EARLY YEARS TAPE No I - THE EARLY YEARS
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 PLEASE NOTE: a $10.00 per tape donation will be made to nominated conservation groups. PLEASE NOTE: a $10.00 per tape donation will be made to nominated conservation groups.
 CONTACT: PETER CHRISTIAN -9476 1312 or 017 822651. CONTACT: PETER CHRISTIAN -9476 1312 or 017 822651.
-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 3+ 
 What members are saying about the magazine... What members are saying about the magazine...
 Dear Peter, Dear Peter,
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 Thank you for your suggestion to reconsider the magazine. I assume the matter will be discussed at a future meeting of the Club? Thank you for your suggestion to reconsider the magazine. I assume the matter will be discussed at a future meeting of the Club?
 Naneye Alderson. Eastwood. Naneye Alderson. Eastwood.
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 COVER OLD BUT NOT SACRED COVER OLD BUT NOT SACRED
 It is a truism of publishing that the front cover of any magazine or newsletter has a big impact on whether people bother to write for it, read it - or even open it. I suspect that quite a few busy members, who don't pay for it separately, don't read the SBW magazine. It is a truism of publishing that the front cover of any magazine or newsletter has a big impact on whether people bother to write for it, read it - or even open it. I suspect that quite a few busy members, who don't pay for it separately, don't read the SBW magazine.
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 Inspite of its meaningfulness to old members, the cover, while competently drawn, lacks coherence and a meaningful focus. The eye is drawn to what must be a break in the cloud - or a wisp of bushfire smoke? The flat creek - or track - crosses below trees and bushes of unidentifiable species. There are no birds, flowers, lizards, wallabies, tents, cooking fires, cliffs, interesting rocks or bushwalkers. Inspite of its meaningfulness to old members, the cover, while competently drawn, lacks coherence and a meaningful focus. The eye is drawn to what must be a break in the cloud - or a wisp of bushfire smoke? The flat creek - or track - crosses below trees and bushes of unidentifiable species. There are no birds, flowers, lizards, wallabies, tents, cooking fires, cliffs, interesting rocks or bushwalkers.
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 My suggestion is that if the old cover must be retained it be reduced in size and included inside, with a historical explanation. The front cover, in this age of cheap desk top printing technology, could show for each issue a different member'​s photo or line drawing - and the club can produce a very high standard of both. This would distinguish one issue from the another and inspire members and others to read the magazine and take a livelier interest in the club. My suggestion is that if the old cover must be retained it be reduced in size and included inside, with a historical explanation. The front cover, in this age of cheap desk top printing technology, could show for each issue a different member'​s photo or line drawing - and the club can produce a very high standard of both. This would distinguish one issue from the another and inspire members and others to read the magazine and take a livelier interest in the club.
 Elwyn Morris. Kirribilli. Elwyn Morris. Kirribilli.
-More letters next page la'+ 
 +More letters next page
 I refer to Patrick James' letter to the Editor, July issue re the bulletin cover. I refer to Patrick James' letter to the Editor, July issue re the bulletin cover.
 I agree that the drawing used on the cover is an enjoyable example of the very early Lloyd Rees era and involves clever use of contrast in tones. However, a picture like this is occupying most of an A4 size sheet and needs to be viewed, from at least one metre away because when it is viewed at ordinary reading distance, as is the case with a magazine, it becomes very heavy and overpowering. I agree that the drawing used on the cover is an enjoyable example of the very early Lloyd Rees era and involves clever use of contrast in tones. However, a picture like this is occupying most of an A4 size sheet and needs to be viewed, from at least one metre away because when it is viewed at ordinary reading distance, as is the case with a magazine, it becomes very heavy and overpowering.
 Secondly, on page 1 of the bulletin at the head of column one we have what is usually referred to as a masthead consisting of a flannel flower and the words "The Sydney Bushwalker"​. Secondly, on page 1 of the bulletin at the head of column one we have what is usually referred to as a masthead consisting of a flannel flower and the words "The Sydney Bushwalker"​.
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 As you know, Peter Miller is reviewing the style and format of the bulletin and it might be possible that we go to the more modem A5 format which is half the sizeof the present A4 format and gives a professional result when run through a desk top publishing program. As you know, Peter Miller is reviewing the style and format of the bulletin and it might be possible that we go to the more modem A5 format which is half the sizeof the present A4 format and gives a professional result when run through a desk top publishing program.
 I would like to submit the following options for consideration:​ I would like to submit the following options for consideration:​
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 4. Move the masthead from page 1 to the front cover with appropriate size adjustment. 4. Move the masthead from page 1 to the front cover with appropriate size adjustment.
 Frank Woodgate. Charlestown. Frank Woodgate. Charlestown.
-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 4+ 
 Letters to the Editor continued. Letters to the Editor continued.
 Dear Peter, Dear Peter,
 +
 Yes it is time to update. Yes it is time to update.
 +
 For, discussion purposes is the back cover from the June 1996 National Parks Journal. It is a magnificent forest scene. It has excellent composition not far removed from the present SBW scene, great contrast, great definition and real life colour. It is an evocative picture. It is expensive glossy but worth every cent. It is the standard of presentation we could and should have on the cover of our publication. For, discussion purposes is the back cover from the June 1996 National Parks Journal. It is a magnificent forest scene. It has excellent composition not far removed from the present SBW scene, great contrast, great definition and real life colour. It is an evocative picture. It is expensive glossy but worth every cent. It is the standard of presentation we could and should have on the cover of our publication.
 With the words THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER in traditional size, type and colour printed onto a dark panel at the bottom of the scene exactly as current (forming a link with the past) and with absolutely nothing else. I would be happy for that type of scene and quality of presentation to be our front cover and yes, if feasible, let's make it a folder. On the rear page include any necessary text along with the club emblem.. With the words THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER in traditional size, type and colour printed onto a dark panel at the bottom of the scene exactly as current (forming a link with the past) and with absolutely nothing else. I would be happy for that type of scene and quality of presentation to be our front cover and yes, if feasible, let's make it a folder. On the rear page include any necessary text along with the club emblem..
 The cost should not be a consideration. For many, including many elderly SBW members, when THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER arrives it may be the main contact they have with the club. It should evoke memories of bushwalks through similar pristine bushland... The cost should not be a consideration. For many, including many elderly SBW members, when THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER arrives it may be the main contact they have with the club. It should evoke memories of bushwalks through similar pristine bushland...
 Geoff Grace Hunters Hill Geoff Grace Hunters Hill
 +
 Due to space considerations I have cut this letter short It went on to discuss the type of picture on the cover and the possible sources such as a picture by Henry Gold or our own members - Editor. Due to space considerations I have cut this letter short It went on to discuss the type of picture on the cover and the possible sources such as a picture by Henry Gold or our own members - Editor.
 There have always been differences of opinion about the cover of our magazine. In The Sydney Bushwalkers:​ The First Sixty Years (1987) I wrote: "The cover, as now, remained exactly as it first appeared in December 1937 (an Alan Rigby drawing). Some said we were loyal, others nostalgia- bound, others ultra-conservative,​ others sticking to a good thing. That cover, now 50 years old, must surely be a record for an Australian publication"​. There have always been differences of opinion about the cover of our magazine. In The Sydney Bushwalkers:​ The First Sixty Years (1987) I wrote: "The cover, as now, remained exactly as it first appeared in December 1937 (an Alan Rigby drawing). Some said we were loyal, others nostalgia- bound, others ultra-conservative,​ others sticking to a good thing. That cover, now 50 years old, must surely be a record for an Australian publication"​.
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 I disagree with Patrick James (July issue) because I believe that the magazine should be '​modem,​ contemporary and state of the art' (his words) BOTH outside and inside. The present cover has served us well but that does not mean we have to live with it for the rest of our days. Let's have a vibrant new cover each month, something to look forward to. I visualise a quality photograph illustrating some aspect of our recreation. Is such a concept beyond the expertise and budget of this club? Surely not! I recognise the appeal of Alan's drawing for many members but after 45 years membership the magazine, from my point of view, may as well be wrapped in brown paper, so repetitive has the cover become. I disagree with Patrick James (July issue) because I believe that the magazine should be '​modem,​ contemporary and state of the art' (his words) BOTH outside and inside. The present cover has served us well but that does not mean we have to live with it for the rest of our days. Let's have a vibrant new cover each month, something to look forward to. I visualise a quality photograph illustrating some aspect of our recreation. Is such a concept beyond the expertise and budget of this club? Surely not! I recognise the appeal of Alan's drawing for many members but after 45 years membership the magazine, from my point of view, may as well be wrapped in brown paper, so repetitive has the cover become.
 Frank Rigby Canberra. Frank Rigby Canberra.
-...I would like to see a more professional look to the magazine, while retaining the historic cover in some form. I would like my view on this made known to the club.+ 
 +I would like to see a more professional look to the magazine, while retaining the historic cover in some form. I would like my view on this made known to the club.
 Ainslie Morris South Durras Ainslie Morris South Durras
 +
 The Committee for next years celebrations has been formed and by the time you are The Committee for next years celebrations has been formed and by the time you are
 reading this issue of the magazine will have held its first meeting. reading this issue of the magazine will have held its first meeting.
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 Anne Maguire. Anne Maguire.
 Judith O'​Connor. Judith O'​Connor.
-I have received a letter from Honorary Life MeMber ​Brian Harvey who comments "It is interesting,​ after 69 years we still have two original + 
-members and plenty in their seventies and eighties."​ He goes on to suggest that a separate table be preserved for members and ex members who were in the Club prior to the second World War.+I have received a letter from Honorary Life Member ​Brian Harvey who comments "It is interesting,​ after 69 years we still have two original members and plenty in their seventies and eighties."​ He goes on to suggest that a separate table be preserved for members and ex members who were in the Club prior to the second World War. 
 We are particularly interested in making contact with past and present members of the club so if you know the names of past members please contact the Committee. A feature of the Anniversary Dinner will be to make presentations to the longest serving member and to the newest member. We are particularly interested in making contact with past and present members of the club so if you know the names of past members please contact the Committee. A feature of the Anniversary Dinner will be to make presentations to the longest serving member and to the newest member.
-The 70 Anniversary + 
-Committee welcomes your suggestions on how we should celebrate - please don't leave it to the last minute - tell us NOW.+The 70 Anniversary Committee welcomes your suggestions on how we should celebrate - please don't leave it to the last minute - tell us NOW.
 Peter Miller - Convenor Peter Miller - Convenor
 9456-5326 9456-5326
-70th Anniversary + 
-Celebrations +70th Anniversary Celebrations 
-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 5+
 Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle viewed from Narrow Neck in the late afternoon - Tony Holgate'​s Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle viewed from Narrow Neck in the late afternoon - Tony Holgate'​s
 Kanangra to Katoomba walk, June 1996 - photo by Peter Miller Kanangra to Katoomba walk, June 1996 - photo by Peter Miller
 +
 A Prospective'​s View A Prospective'​s View
-My experience as a prospective We was not meant to be easy. + 
-Why do I want to be a bushwalker? What is the motivation to be among 4., determined group of only 45 per cent that moves to full membership? Could it be the variety and quality of walks offered; their ranking of 'not so' Easy, Medium and Hard through all sorts of terrain and weather? +My experience as a prospective We was not meant to be easy. Why do I want to be a bushwalker? What is the motivation to be among 4., determined group of only 45 per cent that moves to full membership? Could it be the variety and quality of walks offered; their ranking of 'not so' Easy, Medium and Hard through all sorts of terrain and weather? 
-Maybe part of the reason lies with the members and fellow prospectives - united in their love of: walking and the bush; the characters; their differences;​ their enthusiasms and expectations from all walks of life both support and enrich the club has forced me to conclude that + 
-quick snack, check pack, meet group, cold stinging morning air, excitement, anticipation. We're off! The leader sets a cracking pace, some describe it as a race. Heart rates increase, breathing quickens, perspiration flows, off go the jackets, jumpers and gloves, next comes the hill, you feel it could kill, burning calves and thighs, sore feet and blisters, strained shoulders and backs.+Maybe part of the reason lies with the members and fellow prospectives - united in their love of: walking and the bush; the characters; their differences;​ their enthusiasms and expectations from all walks of life both support and enrich the club has forced me to conclude that quick snack, check pack, meet group, cold stinging morning air, excitement, anticipation. We're off! The leader sets a cracking pace, some describe it as a race. Heart rates increase, breathing quickens, perspiration flows, off go the jackets, jumpers and gloves, next comes the hill, you feel it could kill, burning calves and thighs, sore feet and blisters, strained shoulders and backs. 
 Walkers exude energy and spirit, the harder it gets the more dogged and determined they become, loving the challenge and longing for more. Walkers exude energy and spirit, the harder it gets the more dogged and determined they become, loving the challenge and longing for more.
-To a Sydney Bushwalker all of this is heaven not hell; ecstasy not agony; pleasure not pain. + 
-Who could ask for anything more?+To a Sydney Bushwalker all of this is heaven not hell; ecstasy not agony; pleasure not pain. Who could ask for anything more?
 Nick Bertsos - Prospective Nick Bertsos - Prospective
 (Nick was welcomed as a full member at the August General Meeting -Editor) (Nick was welcomed as a full member at the August General Meeting -Editor)
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-Personal accident +Personal accident insurance is entirely optional. We have the option of insuring all or only some of our members. The matter is entirely at the discretion of individuals who make their own arrangements by contacting Spiro Hajinakitas. The cost is $2.20 per member and covers the period 1 September 1996 to I 30 June 1997. Members who wish to take out this insurance should contact Spiro 9699 1375 (home) or 681 4874 - 681 2000 
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-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 8 
 FIRST AID - FIRST AID -
 +
 Notes supplied by Patrick James Notes supplied by Patrick James
-This is the first of a series of articles on this important subject+ 
 +This is the first of a series of articles on this important subject
 All bushwalkers should be able to render first aid simply because our sport take us many hours, if not days, - away from medical help. These notes are a very simple summary of the aspects of first aid of direct interest to bushwalkers,​ that is the type of first aid situation that could be expected on a bush walk. Bushwalkers are strongly advised to attend a recognised first aid course conducted by/through the Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance, WorkCover or similar organisation. From time to time the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs organises a first aid instruction weekend conducted by a recognised organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a first aid certificate. All bushwalkers should be able to render first aid simply because our sport take us many hours, if not days, - away from medical help. These notes are a very simple summary of the aspects of first aid of direct interest to bushwalkers,​ that is the type of first aid situation that could be expected on a bush walk. Bushwalkers are strongly advised to attend a recognised first aid course conducted by/through the Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance, WorkCover or similar organisation. From time to time the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs organises a first aid instruction weekend conducted by a recognised organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a first aid certificate.
 If you have a medical condition that requires special medication or consideration,​ tell the walk leader, then at least two people know of it. If you have a medical condition that requires special medication or consideration,​ tell the walk leader, then at least two people know of it.
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 The basic first aid kit depends on the season of the year, ie summer include sun block-out lotion and in winter include some high energy food (chocolate, etc) and also on your own medical needs, eg antihistamine pills, asthma medication, etc. Commercial kits are not recommended. They are expensive and bulky and may include glass containers which are heavy and liable to break. A good idea- :is a small, compact, lightweight,​ up-to-date, first aid book; an Australian first aid book to cover the first aid situations encountered in Australia. Water is The basic first aid kit depends on the season of the year, ie summer include sun block-out lotion and in winter include some high energy food (chocolate, etc) and also on your own medical needs, eg antihistamine pills, asthma medication, etc. Commercial kits are not recommended. They are expensive and bulky and may include glass containers which are heavy and liable to break. A good idea- :is a small, compact, lightweight,​ up-to-date, first aid book; an Australian first aid book to cover the first aid situations encountered in Australia. Water is
 also a valuable first aid item; for cleaning wounds and relieving dehydration and hyperthermia. also a valuable first aid item; for cleaning wounds and relieving dehydration and hyperthermia.
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 Basic First Aid Kit for use on bushwalks: Basic First Aid Kit for use on bushwalks:
  ​Antihistamine cream for the treatment of insect bites.  ​Antihistamine cream for the treatment of insect bites.
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  ​Safety pins two or three, to secure bandage.  ​Safety pins two or three, to secure bandage.
  ​Scissors,​ alternative pen knife, tweezers and needle to remove splinters and ticks.  ​Scissors,​ alternative pen knife, tweezers and needle to remove splinters and ticks.
-On a typical bush walk it is unlikely that everyone in the party will be carrying all of the above. In first aid situations it is normal practice to pool the first aid resources so that (usually) within the group there is the contents of areasonable ​first aid kit. Be prepared to improvise. In all cases where the casualty is conscious, reassure the casualty, assist them to lie down and rest. Be sensitive of the casualty'​s needs; he/she may be hungry or thirsty and may need to go to the toilet: required then are assistance with clothing and then privacy. If the casualty is unconscious,​ after DRAB C (see below), make him/her comfortable,​ place on their side and ensure unrestricted airways and breathing. When bandaging limbs for sprains, fractures, snake bites and cuts do not bandage so tightly as to cut off the flow of blood to the fingers or toes. Check by pressing a nail until it turns white, on release of the pressure it will become pink if circulation is adequate or remain white or blue if circulation is inadequate.+ 
 +On a typical bush walk it is unlikely that everyone in the party will be carrying all of the above. In first aid situations it is normal practice to pool the first aid resources so that (usually) within the group there is the contents of a reasonable ​first aid kit. Be prepared to improvise. In all cases where the casualty is conscious, reassure the casualty, assist them to lie down and rest. Be sensitive of the casualty'​s needs; he/she may be hungry or thirsty and may need to go to the toilet: required then are assistance with clothing and then privacy. If the casualty is unconscious,​ after DRAB C (see below), make him/her comfortable,​ place on their side and ensure unrestricted airways and breathing. When bandaging limbs for sprains, fractures, snake bites and cuts do not bandage so tightly as to cut off the flow of blood to the fingers or toes. Check by pressing a nail until it turns white, on release of the pressure it will become pink if circulation is adequate or remain white or blue if circulation is inadequate.
 To be continued next issue. To be continued next issue.
-August 1996 ME SYDNEY BUSHNIVALKER Page 9+ 
 Ballooning at Canowindra By Peter Miller Ballooning at Canowindra By Peter Miller
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 It was one of those really memorable weekends which will be talked about for a long time by those who were fortunate to be there. It was one of those really memorable weekends which will be talked about for a long time by those who were fortunate to be there.
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 Seventeen of us (Dennis Wilson, Sheila Speter, Kay Chan, Anne Maguire, Doreen Proven and partner, Jo and Jamie Roberts, Ron Howlett, Jan Brown, Frank Grennan, Elizabeth Miller, Miriam Kirwan, Kris Stephenson and partner, Ted Kelly, Peter Miller) gathered at Balloon Aloft at Canowindra on a cold and rather cloudy August afternoon and made camp. After a walk to see what downtown Canowindra had to offer in the way of entertainment we had a boisterous, five star dinner at an excellent restaurant and then walked or drove back to camp under a brilliant, starry sky. Seventeen of us (Dennis Wilson, Sheila Speter, Kay Chan, Anne Maguire, Doreen Proven and partner, Jo and Jamie Roberts, Ron Howlett, Jan Brown, Frank Grennan, Elizabeth Miller, Miriam Kirwan, Kris Stephenson and partner, Ted Kelly, Peter Miller) gathered at Balloon Aloft at Canowindra on a cold and rather cloudy August afternoon and made camp. After a walk to see what downtown Canowindra had to offer in the way of entertainment we had a boisterous, five star dinner at an excellent restaurant and then walked or drove back to camp under a brilliant, starry sky.
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 The night was cold enough for ice to form on the cars but we did not have time to lie in bed because Dennis was rousing us from our slumbers before the sun was up and herding us out to the launching area to get the balloon ready. The night was cold enough for ice to form on the cars but we did not have time to lie in bed because Dennis was rousing us from our slumbers before the sun was up and herding us out to the launching area to get the balloon ready.
-The 240,000 cubic foot "​PVC"​ balloon was prepared for launching by rolling it onto the frosty ground and then spreading it out while a high-speed fan drove cold air into it for the initial inflation. The most unpleasant job is to be the ones who have to hold the mouth of the balloon open while standing in the stream of cold air from the fan - very chilly. The balloon envelope, which is made of 1000 square metres of silicone treated polyester fabric, is connected to the wicker basket by stainless steel cables. The basket, which holds the butane fuel, crew and passengers, is topped by a frame holding the burners. The frame isswivelled ​to point the three metre long flame in the direction of the half inflated envelope while the pilot gives the fuel a blast to heat the air inside. (Hot air balloons get their lift by the fact that hot air rises as it is less dense than cold air so ballooning is best done in the early morning while the air is cold and there is no wind). + 
-After several carefully timed blasts of the burner the envelope started to fill and become the majestic shape that +The 240,000 cubic foot "​PVC"​ balloon was prepared for launching by rolling it onto the frosty ground and then spreading it out while a high-speed fan drove cold air into it for the initial inflation. The most unpleasant job is to be the ones who have to hold the mouth of the balloon open while standing in the stream of cold air from the fan - very chilly. The balloon envelope, which is made of 1000 square metres of silicone treated polyester fabric, is connected to the wicker basket by stainless steel cables. The basket, which holds the butane fuel, crew and passengers, is topped by a frame holding the burners. The frame is swivelled ​to point the three metre long flame in the direction of the half inflated envelope while the pilot gives the fuel a blast to heat the air inside. (Hot air balloons get their lift by the fact that hot air rises as it is less dense than cold air so ballooning is best done in the early morning while the air is cold and there is no wind). 
-will carry the first band of intrepid adventurers wherever the wind chooses to take them. After more blasts from the burner the envelope fills completely and rises from the damp earth to take on its rounded shape, standing as high as a 12 storey building. While this is happening the basket has been tethered to the four wheel chase vehicle but now with the sun just beginning to peep over the surrounding hills it is time to be off.+ 
 +After several carefully timed blasts of the burner the envelope started to fill and become the majestic shape that will carry the first band of intrepid adventurers wherever the wind chooses to take them. After more blasts from the burner the envelope fills completely and rises from the damp earth to take on its rounded shape, standing as high as a 12 storey building. While this is happening the basket has been tethered to the four wheel chase vehicle but now with the sun just beginning to peep over the surrounding hills it is time to be off. 
 With the co-pilot at the controls, Peter Vizzard, the pilot, gave us a briefing about how the balloon operates and the stringent safety procedure in place and it was time for the first group to clamber aboard and go aloft. With the co-pilot at the controls, Peter Vizzard, the pilot, gave us a briefing about how the balloon operates and the stringent safety procedure in place and it was time for the first group to clamber aboard and go aloft.
 All the carefully laid plans worked out at dinner the night before about who would go first were quickly forgotten as we divided into ballooners and chasers. The basket was untethered from the chase vehicle and with more blasts from the burners the balloon rose slowly and gracefully into the sunlight while we who were left back on the cold, cold ground were given wonderful photo opportunities of the other members hanging over our All the carefully laid plans worked out at dinner the night before about who would go first were quickly forgotten as we divided into ballooners and chasers. The basket was untethered from the chase vehicle and with more blasts from the burners the balloon rose slowly and gracefully into the sunlight while we who were left back on the cold, cold ground were given wonderful photo opportunities of the other members hanging over our
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 Why does Ted Kelly look like this? Is he going to the firing squad? Is he about to go over Niagara in a barrel? No no, he is getting ready for his first hot air balloon trip. Why does Ted Kelly look like this? Is he going to the firing squad? Is he about to go over Niagara in a barrel? No no, he is getting ready for his first hot air balloon trip.
 heads while the air currents carried them slowly away from the launch site. Their cries of delight at being free of the earth echoed down to us as we stamped our feet in an attempt to keep warm. heads while the air currents carried them slowly away from the launch site. Their cries of delight at being free of the earth echoed down to us as we stamped our feet in an attempt to keep warm.
 The winter sunshine was very welcome while we stood sunning ourselves like lizards watching the balloon float off out of earshot. Then it was time to board the chase vehicles and follow the balloon on its course. The pilot and the two chase vehicle drivers kept in touch by radio and after nearly an hour of flying it was time for them to touch down and swap the two passenger loads and take on more fuel. We were told how and when to climb aboard working on the principle of one on before one got off and then we were away again. The winter sunshine was very welcome while we stood sunning ourselves like lizards watching the balloon float off out of earshot. Then it was time to board the chase vehicles and follow the balloon on its course. The pilot and the two chase vehicle drivers kept in touch by radio and after nearly an hour of flying it was time for them to touch down and swap the two passenger loads and take on more fuel. We were told how and when to climb aboard working on the principle of one on before one got off and then we were away again.
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 Although I had ballooned before I was still not prepared for the sheer beauty of the clear sunlit morning Although I had ballooned before I was still not prepared for the sheer beauty of the clear sunlit morning
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 and the close view of a large gum tree that we soared over just after taking off. By now the sun was well up in the sky and the air currents were making the balloon travel a little more quickly. We rose to height of 3000 feet and had a birds- eye view of the rich farming country spread below. We were fascinated by the intricate patterns in the ploughed fields that seemed to have been planned for our delight. The patterns ranging from the purely geometrical to fantastic Celtic Cross interweavings. The sheep and cattle were such as seen in toy-town models and the houses and other building seemed small and insubstantial. We could see for many kilometres in every direction as the balloon was rotated for our benefit while various natural and man-made features were pointed out. and the close view of a large gum tree that we soared over just after taking off. By now the sun was well up in the sky and the air currents were making the balloon travel a little more quickly. We rose to height of 3000 feet and had a birds- eye view of the rich farming country spread below. We were fascinated by the intricate patterns in the ploughed fields that seemed to have been planned for our delight. The patterns ranging from the purely geometrical to fantastic Celtic Cross interweavings. The sheep and cattle were such as seen in toy-town models and the houses and other building seemed small and insubstantial. We could see for many kilometres in every direction as the balloon was rotated for our benefit while various natural and man-made features were pointed out.
-Below us the Belubela Riverhurried to its junction with the Lachlan. Overhead the clear blue sky held not a hint of cloud or wind and I would have happily stayed up there all day (if it were not for having a very empty stomach as the early start precluded any thought of breakfast). In the distance we could see range upon range of hills and changing light patterns and then it was time to look for a suitable landing spot away from trees and power lines and hopefully close to a road which the chase vehicles could use. We crossed a main road and headed over a stretch of boggy ground startling a large kangaroo on the way. By this time we were less than 20 feet above the ground and we came down to gently touch the earth on a newly ploughed paddock. As the gate to the paddock was locked the pilot decided that we would '​walk'​ the balloon across the paddock and over the fence into the next paddock which could be reached by the chase vehicles. ​To + 
-the encouraging cheers of the sluggards who remained in the basket three of us hopped over the side and grabbed the handles to tow the balloon. It was a struggle to get the load moving but once it started to shift it was quite easy. As we reached the barbed wire fence the pilot expertly gave a fmal burst on the burners and the basket lifted just the few extra centimetres necessary to clear the fence and then it slowly descended to the earth again for the last time to make a perfect, gentle landing.+Below us the Belubela Riverhurried to its junction with the Lachlan. Overhead the clear blue sky held not a hint of cloud or wind and I would have happily stayed up there all day (if it were not for having a very empty stomach as the early start precluded any thought of breakfast). In the distance we could see range upon range of hills and changing light patterns and then it was time to look for a suitable landing spot away from trees and power lines and hopefully close to a road which the chase vehicles could use. We crossed a main road and headed over a stretch of boggy ground startling a large kangaroo on the way. By this time we were less than 20 feet above the ground and we came down to gently touch the earth on a newly ploughed paddock. As the gate to the paddock was locked the pilot decided that we would '​walk'​ the balloon across the paddock and over the fence into the next paddock which could be reached by the chase vehicles.  
 +To the encouraging cheers of the sluggards who remained in the basket three of us hopped over the side and grabbed the handles to tow the balloon. It was a struggle to get the load moving but once it started to shift it was quite easy. As we reached the barbed wire fence the pilot expertly gave a fmal burst on the burners and the basket lifted just the few extra centimetres necessary to clear the fence and then it slowly descended to the earth again for the last time to make a perfect, gentle landing.
 Now the reverse of the early morning activity took place. The top of the envelope has a removable panel which is lowered by the pilot to release the hot air. As the envelope collapses one of the chase crew takes the head rope to lay the balloon out in a straight line so that it can be folded ready for placing in its large canvas carry bag. The Now the reverse of the early morning activity took place. The top of the envelope has a removable panel which is lowered by the pilot to release the hot air. As the envelope collapses one of the chase crew takes the head rope to lay the balloon out in a straight line so that it can be folded ready for placing in its large canvas carry bag. The
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 BUSHWALKING BUSHWALKING
 awn. The pleasant temperature evaporates with the sun. Huge clouds grow as the land swelters below. Suddenly, a wind springs up and the temperature crashes. Rain buckets down as lightning flashes and thunder roars. Then, as quickly as it began, the storm passes. Frogs call and birds sing. The awn. The pleasant temperature evaporates with the sun. Huge clouds grow as the land swelters below. Suddenly, a wind springs up and the temperature crashes. Rain buckets down as lightning flashes and thunder roars. Then, as quickly as it began, the storm passes. Frogs call and birds sing. The
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 the water and wildlife around you. the water and wildlife around you.
 For more information,​ ask for the trip notes for Kakadu Highlights 16 and 17. For more information,​ ask for the trip notes for Kakadu Highlights 16 and 17.
-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER Page 11+ 
 Walks Secretary'​s Mid Year Report Walks Secretary'​s Mid Year Report
 By Eddy Giacomel By Eddy Giacomel
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 At last, the Spring 1996 Walks Program is put together. At last, the Spring 1996 Walks Program is put together.
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 To make my task easier, it would be appreciated if leaders would follow these guidelines: To make my task easier, it would be appreciated if leaders would follow these guidelines:
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 passengers are pressed into service pushing the air out of the envelope and folding it up. The wires are unhooked from the basket and with a heave and a shove all is loaded onto the trailer ready for the drive back to the launching site. passengers are pressed into service pushing the air out of the envelope and folding it up. The wires are unhooked from the basket and with a heave and a shove all is loaded onto the trailer ready for the drive back to the launching site.
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 After a simple ceremony of being anointed with drop of champagne on the forehead by Judy Lynne we tucked into a very welcome breakfast of cereal, bacon, sausages, eggs, tomato, hot home-made bread. toast with local jams, tea and coffee all washed down with champagne and orange juice. Breakfast was cooked by the pilot (obviously a man of many talents) who then issued us with a signed certificate showing we had made an ascent in a hot air balloon and lived to tell the tale. After a simple ceremony of being anointed with drop of champagne on the forehead by Judy Lynne we tucked into a very welcome breakfast of cereal, bacon, sausages, eggs, tomato, hot home-made bread. toast with local jams, tea and coffee all washed down with champagne and orange juice. Breakfast was cooked by the pilot (obviously a man of many talents) who then issued us with a signed certificate showing we had made an ascent in a hot air balloon and lived to tell the tale.
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 All that remained was to pack up and face the long drive back to Sydney. All that remained was to pack up and face the long drive back to Sydney.
 Thank you Dennis and Sheila for arranging an unusual, exciting and truly wonderful weekend. Thank you Dennis and Sheila for arranging an unusual, exciting and truly wonderful weekend.
 1 Submit walks in writing. There is less chance for error when I have something written by you rather than something written by me which you haven'​t seen. Also, if I take the details by phone, this means dictation as well as typing. Obviously some cases lend themselves to taking details by phone and work well but, in general, submission in writing is preferred. 1 Submit walks in writing. There is less chance for error when I have something written by you rather than something written by me which you haven'​t seen. Also, if I take the details by phone, this means dictation as well as typing. Obviously some cases lend themselves to taking details by phone and work well but, in general, submission in writing is preferred.
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 Only in urgent cases (and then only with a doctor'​s or coroner'​s certificate following in the post) should walks be dictated to my answering machine. Only in urgent cases (and then only with a doctor'​s or coroner'​s certificate following in the post) should walks be dictated to my answering machine.
 2 Check that your submission contains ALL DETAILS, ie maps, distances, dates, etc. It isn't necessary to use the form at the back of the program, but please check that you have included ALL DETAILS. 2 Check that your submission contains ALL DETAILS, ie maps, distances, dates, etc. It isn't necessary to use the form at the back of the program, but please check that you have included ALL DETAILS.
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 Enjoy your walking. Enjoy your walking.
 Spiro Hajinakitas has moved house. Spiro Hajinakitas has moved house.
-His new address is: + 
-454A Botany Road +His new address is: 454A Botany Road BEACONSFIELD 2015 Phone 9699 1375 (home) or 9681 4874 (work)
-BEACONSFIELD +
-2015 +
-Phone 9699 1375 (home) +
-or +
-9681 4874 (work)+
 9681 2000 (work) 9681 2000 (work)
-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 12+
 FROM THE CLUB ROOM By Jan Roberts FROM THE CLUB ROOM By Jan Roberts
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 Two months have gone by since the last Club room report. Life's been too busy - but enough of the excuses, let's review what has been happening... Two months have gone by since the last Club room report. Life's been too busy - but enough of the excuses, let's review what has been happening...
 Walking with George and Christine Floyd Walking with George and Christine Floyd
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 George and Christine'​s wonderful slides taken during their walking trip to the west coast of the USA, were a feature of the May Social Program. Some of the highlights of the trip were scenes from Bryce Canyon in Utah with its colourful canyons and amazing rock formations and slides from extensive walks in the famous Yosemite National Park. George treated us to some excellent shots of Half Dome in Yosemite; a majestic formation which he and Christine climbed. Recently a rock estimated to be in excess of 250,000 tons broke off and fell into the valley causing immense devastation. Thanks George and Christine for sharing some of your walking experiences with SBW. George and Christine'​s wonderful slides taken during their walking trip to the west coast of the USA, were a feature of the May Social Program. Some of the highlights of the trip were scenes from Bryce Canyon in Utah with its colourful canyons and amazing rock formations and slides from extensive walks in the famous Yosemite National Park. George treated us to some excellent shots of Half Dome in Yosemite; a majestic formation which he and Christine climbed. Recently a rock estimated to be in excess of 250,000 tons broke off and fell into the valley causing immense devastation. Thanks George and Christine for sharing some of your walking experiences with SBW.
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 Annual Club auction Annual Club auction
 Patrick James led the annual Club Auction on the 22nd of May and managed not only to amuse us as always but also directly assisted with adding to the Club's coffers with the funds raised. Thank you Patrick for helping out and, for those who are interested, funds raised from the auction go to the upkeep of Coolana. Patrick James led the annual Club Auction on the 22nd of May and managed not only to amuse us as always but also directly assisted with adding to the Club's coffers with the funds raised. Thank you Patrick for helping out and, for those who are interested, funds raised from the auction go to the upkeep of Coolana.
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 Tai Chi and bushwalking Tai Chi and bushwalking
-Next, with a very different theme was Peter Dalton who discussed ​' ​and demonstrated the value of Tai chi, and other forms of meditation to bushwalking,​ on the 29th of May. As a result, +Next, with a very different theme was Peter Dalton who discussed and demonstrated the value of Tai chi, and other forms of meditation to bushwalking,​ on the 29th of May. As a result, many of us present on that night now try to focus on being more centred when we bushwalk. You provided some very interesting food for thought Peter, thank you from all of us. 
-many of us present on that night now try to focus on being more centred when we bushwalk. You provided some very interesting food for thought Peter, thank you from all of us.+
 Rafting the Franklin River Rafting the Franklin River
 Having spent the week prior working at the Travel Show at Darling Harbour, Peter Griffiths, Manager in Tasmania for Peregrine Adventures, came to Kirribilli to talk to us about his favourite subject. Having spent the week prior working at the Travel Show at Darling Harbour, Peter Griffiths, Manager in Tasmania for Peregrine Adventures, came to Kirribilli to talk to us about his favourite subject.
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 The evening also provided many of us with new insights into what it was like to walk in the bush before cars became the mode of transport and pollution became commonplace. Many of the faces of older members gave us a strong indication of how uncomplicated life was then compared to living in the 1990'​s. Alex Colley spoke to us a little about how he came to take up walking with SBW in the 1930'​s. The evening also provided many of us with new insights into what it was like to walk in the bush before cars became the mode of transport and pollution became commonplace. Many of the faces of older members gave us a strong indication of how uncomplicated life was then compared to living in the 1990'​s. Alex Colley spoke to us a little about how he came to take up walking with SBW in the 1930'​s.
 Ian pointed out that the archives always require further contributions and encouraged all our prolific shutter-bugs to occasionally remember copies for the archives. This way our history lives continues to grow. Ian pointed out that the archives always require further contributions and encouraged all our prolific shutter-bugs to occasionally remember copies for the archives. This way our history lives continues to grow.
-'​Can'​t Walk I've got Back + 
-Pain'+'​Can'​t Walk I've got Back Pain'
 The key message delivered by Rolf Janssen at this meeting was an interesting departure from that of most therapies. Rolf suggested we needed to look more to ourselves for the answers to our health problems rather than rely on the practitioner. The key message delivered by Rolf Janssen at this meeting was an interesting departure from that of most therapies. Rolf suggested we needed to look more to ourselves for the answers to our health problems rather than rely on the practitioner.
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 The July 1996 General Meeting The July 1996 General Meeting
 by Barry Wallace by Barry Wallace
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  ​throughout the slide show, with the beaches clearly visible from photographs from the summit of Federation Peak. Thank you Jan for the time and effort taken at the Clubroom. Your slides of the Mt. Bogong region in Victoria have a number of us planning  ​throughout the slide show, with the beaches clearly visible from photographs from the summit of Federation Peak. Thank you Jan for the time and effort taken at the Clubroom. Your slides of the Mt. Bogong region in Victoria have a number of us planning
  ​future walks!  ​future walks!
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 The meeting began at around 2003 when the President called the 18 or so members present to order and began the meeting. There were apologies for Greta James, Tom Wenman and Michelle Powell and new members Gail Crichton and Paul Crooks were welcomed into membership. The meeting began at around 2003 when the President called the 18 or so members present to order and began the meeting. There were apologies for Greta James, Tom Wenman and Michelle Powell and new members Gail Crichton and Paul Crooks were welcomed into membership.
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 The minutes of the June general meeting were read and received with no matters arising. The minutes of the June general meeting were read and received with no matters arising.
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 A review of correspondence for the month revealed one letter from a walker in South Australia asking for information on walks in the Blue Mountains, from our landlord, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre advising that in future a caretaker will be present whenever the centre is in use and asking us to return our keys. NPWS wrote thanking us for the information on horseriding in the Kanangra area at Easter and indicating that although the area is not yet formally declared as wilderness the activity is nonetheless in breach of regulations and they will discuss the matter with the group responsible. NPWS also wrote to us providing information on declared wilderness areas. Sydney water and NPWS have written advising us of forthcoming public consultations regarding areas under their control. Confederation have written advising that per capita fees for the coming year will remain unchanged. Letters were sent to: the walker from South Australia advising him of suitable printed guides available for the Blue A review of correspondence for the month revealed one letter from a walker in South Australia asking for information on walks in the Blue Mountains, from our landlord, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre advising that in future a caretaker will be present whenever the centre is in use and asking us to return our keys. NPWS wrote thanking us for the information on horseriding in the Kanangra area at Easter and indicating that although the area is not yet formally declared as wilderness the activity is nonetheless in breach of regulations and they will discuss the matter with the group responsible. NPWS also wrote to us providing information on declared wilderness areas. Sydney water and NPWS have written advising us of forthcoming public consultations regarding areas under their control. Confederation have written advising that per capita fees for the coming year will remain unchanged. Letters were sent to: the walker from South Australia advising him of suitable printed guides available for the Blue
 Mountains walking areas, Andy McQueen at Confederation advising them of the recision motion passed at the last general meeting, Elwyn Morris responding to her recent letters and to NPWS recommending the closure of a stock route that virtually bisects Guy Faulks National Park. Mountains walking areas, Andy McQueen at Confederation advising them of the recision motion passed at the last general meeting, Elwyn Morris responding to her recent letters and to NPWS recommending the closure of a stock route that virtually bisects Guy Faulks National Park.
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 The walks report began with some extended walks. There was no report for Paul McCann'​s Myall Lakes walk from 12 to 14 June. David Rostron'​s walk from 15 to 26 June in Kakadu NP went. Conditions were hot and mosquitos numerous and friendly. Paul McCann'​s 6 to 21 July walk in Cooloola NP also attracted no report. The walks report began with some extended walks. There was no report for Paul McCann'​s Myall Lakes walk from 12 to 14 June. David Rostron'​s walk from 15 to 26 June in Kakadu NP went. Conditions were hot and mosquitos numerous and friendly. Paul McCann'​s 6 to 21 July walk in Cooloola NP also attracted no report.
 The weekend of 15, 16 June saw the Coolana weeding recreation weekend conducted to program. Zol Bodlay and Pamela Leuzinger had 19 on their orange grove walk on the Saturday in lovely weather. Alan Donnelly had three on his Megalong Valley walk on the same day but no other details were available. Sunday saw Dick Weston leading a party of 8 through some shower activity on his Kanuka Brook trip. The weekend of 15, 16 June saw the Coolana weeding recreation weekend conducted to program. Zol Bodlay and Pamela Leuzinger had 19 on their orange grove walk on the Saturday in lovely weather. Alan Donnelly had three on his Megalong Valley walk on the same day but no other details were available. Sunday saw Dick Weston leading a party of 8 through some shower activity on his Kanuka Brook trip.
-The first of the two remote area first aid courses was conducted at the Hollands'​s over the weekend of 21, 22 June with the 10 enrollees reduced to eight at the last moment due to influenza. Maurice Smith rerouted his Ettrema area walk for the nine starters who came on it due to persistent rain from early Sunday morning. Elwyn Morris cancelled her easy walk in the Kiama area due +The first of the two remote area first aid courses was conducted at the Hollands'​s over the weekend of 21, 22 June with the 10 enrollees reduced to eight at the last moment due to influenza. Maurice Smith rerouted his Ettrema area walk for the nine starters who came on it due to persistent rain from early Sunday morning. Elwyn Morris cancelled her easy walk in the Kiama area due to lack of starters. There was no report for Morag Ryder'​s Ruined Castle walk on the Saturday but Don Brooks had 29 on his Kuringai ​Chase trip on the Sunday. 
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-August 1996 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 14 +The Coolana training weekend saw some 30 or so people learning, teaching, and assisting over the weekend of 29, 30 June. Jim Percy had eight on his Wentworth Creek trip which was described as enjoyable. Various members did variously at the Confederation Rogaining weekend with Ken Smith reporting a late finish on the Saturday. There is a general opinion that there were around eight members from SBW at the event. Eddie Giacomel led his Sunday walk to Bluegum forest on the Saturday for some reason. The four starters enjoyed windy weather with some rain. Perhaps enjoyed is inappropriate for at least one prospective misjudged things and ended up at the "leave me here I can't go any farther"​ stage. Lynne Yeaman'​s Grand Canyon trip on the Sunday. saw 10 walkers. enjoying a nice day and an early return. There was no report ​for Alan Wells' Gingra Creek trip, Ian Wolfe'​s XC ski trip, or Peter Miller'​s Saturday walk to Glenbrook Creek. The various stages of Wilf Hilder'​s circumnavigation of Port Jackson have become asynchronous with the program but whichever one it was had 18 starters and a good day on the Sunday. Peter Kaye's Patonga to Pearl Beach walk has eight walkers and was described as very easy by at least one of them. 
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-to lack of starters. There was no report for Morag Ryder'​s Ruined Castle walk on the Saturday but Don Brooks had 29 on his KurinGai ​Chase trip on the Sunday. +
-The Coolana training weekend saw some 30 or so people learning, teaching, and assisting over the weekend of 29, 30 June. Jim Percy had eight on his Wentworth Creek trip which was described as enjoyable. Various members did variously at the Confederation Rogaining weekend with Ken Smith +
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-reporting a late finish on the Saturday. There is a general opinion that there were around eight members from SBW at the event. Eddie Giacomel led his Sunday walk to Bluegum forest on the Saturday for some reason. The four starters enjoyed windy weather with some rain. Perhaps enjoyed is inappropriate for at least one prospective misjudged things and ended up at the "leave me here I can't go any farther"​ stage. Lynne Yeaman'​s Grand Canyon trip on the Sunday. saw 10 walkers. enjoying a nice day and an early return. There was no report ​forAlan ​Wells' Gingra Creek trip, Ian Wolfe'​s XC ski trip, or Peter Miller'​s Saturday walk to Glenbrook Creek. The various +
-stages of Wilf Hilder'​s circumnavigation of Port Jackson have become asynchronous with the program but whichever one it was had 18 starters and a good day on the Sunday. Peter Kaye's Patonga to Pearl Beach walk has eight walkers and was described as very easy by at least one of them.+
 The weekend of 6, 7 July saw Tony Manes leading a party of 15 on his Bundundah Creek trip through occasional showers of rain over a range of interesting terrain. Dick Weston'​s Saturday walk to Mount Solitary had eight starters reducing to four for some reason. Tony Holgate'​s amble around the tracks at Mill Creek on Sunday had 22 starters and was described as a good walk. Geoff Dowsett'​s cycle/ bushwalk in the Megalong Valley on the Sunday is believed to have gone but no other details are available. Elwyn Morris deferred her RNP huts discussion walk due to lack of numbers and moreover achieved the distinction of bringing this month'​s walks reports to an end. The weekend of 6, 7 July saw Tony Manes leading a party of 15 on his Bundundah Creek trip through occasional showers of rain over a range of interesting terrain. Dick Weston'​s Saturday walk to Mount Solitary had eight starters reducing to four for some reason. Tony Holgate'​s amble around the tracks at Mill Creek on Sunday had 22 starters and was described as a good walk. Geoff Dowsett'​s cycle/ bushwalk in the Megalong Valley on the Sunday is believed to have gone but no other details are available. Elwyn Morris deferred her RNP huts discussion walk due to lack of numbers and moreover achieved the distinction of bringing this month'​s walks reports to an end.
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 Conservation report indicted that NCC and others have prepared a Forest Reserves Plan which presumably will be made available for discussion. Matters arising saw a query about the proposed route of a natural gas pipeline that will pass through the Ettrema area. Alex was able to advise us that the line will follow the route of the existing road and so should pose no significant threat barring catastrophic failures. Conservation report indicted that NCC and others have prepared a Forest Reserves Plan which presumably will be made available for discussion. Matters arising saw a query about the proposed route of a natural gas pipeline that will pass through the Ettrema area. Alex was able to advise us that the line will follow the route of the existing road and so should pose no significant threat barring catastrophic failures.
 Confederation report revealed that the CEO of ORCA did not attend the Confederation meeting but sent a proxy named Warren Huxley. Mr Huxley provided extensive details of the structure of ORCA but was less forthcoming about the reasons for the existence of the body. Discussions will continue with NPWS over the use of "​section 19.2 activities"​ management policies to restrict walking party sizes, an idea which Confederation will seek to challenge. There is a proposal for a track linking existing walking tracks at Manly and Berowra. Confederation report revealed that the CEO of ORCA did not attend the Confederation meeting but sent a proxy named Warren Huxley. Mr Huxley provided extensive details of the structure of ORCA but was less forthcoming about the reasons for the existence of the body. Discussions will continue with NPWS over the use of "​section 19.2 activities"​ management policies to restrict walking party sizes, an idea which Confederation will seek to challenge. There is a proposal for a track linking existing walking tracks at Manly and Berowra.
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 General business came and went with no matters arising, and the meeting closed at 2110. General business came and went with no matters arising, and the meeting closed at 2110.
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