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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER is a monthly ​ bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc; PO Box 431 Milsons Point, 1565. To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager+**THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER** is a monthly ​ bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Inc; PO Box 431 Milsons Point, 1565. 
  
-Editor: Ray Hookway ​ Telephone 9411 1873 +To advertise in this magazine, please contact the Business Manager. ​
-Business Manager: Elizabeth Miller,1 The Babette, Castlecrag, 2068 Telephone 9958.7838  +
-Production Manager: Frances Holland  +
-Printers: Kenn Clacher, Barrie Murdoch, +
-Margaret Niven, Les Powell, Tom Wenman,+
  
 +|**Editor**| Ray Hookway ​ Telephone 9411 1873|
 +|**Business Manager**| Elizabeth Miller,1 The Babette, Castlecrag, 2068 Telephone 9958 7838 |
 +|**Production Manager**| Frances Holland |
 +|**Printers**| Kenn Clacher, Barrie Murdoch, Margaret Niven, Les Powell, Tom Wenman |
  
-THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS 
-INCORPORATED was founded in 1927. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday. 
  
-President Eddy Giacomel  +THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS INCORPORATED was founded in 1927. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli (near Milsons Point Railway Station). Visitors and prospective members are welcome any Wednesday.
-Vice-President Tony Holgate  +
-Public Officer: Fran Holland +
-Treasurer: Edith Baker  +
-Secretary: Rosemary MacDougal +
-Walks Secretary: Bill Capon +
-Social Secretary Elwyn Morris +
-Membership Secretary: Barry Wallace  +
-New Members Secretary: Frank Grennan  +
-Conservation Secretary: Bill Holland  +
-Magazine Editor: Ray Hookway  +
-Committee Members:​Anthony Crichton & Spiro Hajinakitas ​  +
-Delegates to Confederation:​ Jim Callaway & Wilf Hilder+
  
-JULY 1999  +|**President** | Eddy Giacomel | 
-Issue No. 776 +|**Vice-President** | Tony Holgate | 
 +|**Public Officer**| Fran Holland | 
 +|**Treasurer**| Edith Baker | 
 +|**Secretary**| Rosemary MacDougal | 
 +|**Walks Secretary**| Bill Capon | 
 +|**Social Secretary**| Elwyn Morris | 
 +|**Membership Secretary**| Barry Wallace | 
 +|**New Members Secretary**| Frank Grennan | 
 +|**Conservation Secretary**| Bill Holland | 
 +|**Magazine Editor**| Ray Hookway | 
 +|**Committee Members**| Anthony Crichton & Spiro Hajinakitas ​ | 
 +|**Delegates to Confederation**| Jim Callaway & Wilf Hilder |
  
 +**JULY 1999  Issue No. 776** 
  
  
-2. The May General Meeting reported by Barry: Wallace ​ 
-4. The SBW Concert. Review reported by Elwyn Morris ​ 
-4. New Coolana Motions for The August Meeting by Geoff Dowsett ​ 
-5. The Best Way to Burn Bridges by Barbara Bruce  
-6. The Great Illawarra Escarpment Walk by Roger Treagus ​ 
-9. A Traditional(Wet) Easter In The Apsley Wilderness by Paul McCann ​ 
-11. Climbing Mt, Kilimanjaro by Jan Szarek (conclusion) ​ 
-13. The Essential SBW Dictionary by Andrew Vilder ​ 
-14. Bushwalkers Beware The Rmdis,​letter by Peter Stitt & Garth Coulter ​ 
  
-ADVERTISERS +|2. |The May General Meeting reported by Barry: Wallace | 
-Alpsport front cover +|4. |The SBW Concert. Review reported by Elwyn Morris | 
-Eastwood Camping Centre7 +|4. |New Coolana Motions for The August Meeting by Geoff Dowsett | 
-Ecotrek : 9 +|5. |The Best Way to Burn Bridges by Barbara Bruce | 
-Bogong Jack Adventures +|6. |The Great Illawarra Escarpment Walk by Roger Treagus | 
-Outland ​11 +|9. |A Traditional (Wet) Easter In The Apsley Wilderness by Paul McCann | 
-Paddy Pallin back cover +|11. |Climbing Mt, Kilimanjaro by Jan Szarek (conclusion) | 
-U Relax 4 We'll Drive12 +|13. |The Essential SBW Dictionary by Andrew Vilder | 
-Willis'​s Walkabouts 3+|14. |Bushwalkers Beware The Fundis,​letter by Peter Stitt & Garth Coulter |
  
-**The May General Meeting** reported by Barry Wallace+ADVERTISERS\\ 
 +Alpsport front cover\\ 
 +Eastwood Camping Centre7\\ 
 +Ecotrek : 9\\ 
 +Bogong Jack Adventures\\ 
 +Outland 11\\ 
 +Paddy Pallin back cover\\ 
 +U Relax 4 We'll Drive12\\ 
 +Willis'​s Walkabouts 3\\ 
 + 
 + 
 +====== ​The May General Meeting ​====== 
 + reported by Barry Wallace
  
 The meeting began a little before 20.15, when your scribe arrived. Apologies had already come and gone and new members Matthew Howle, Pamela Irving and Michelle Mandler had already been called to be welcomed in the usual way. The minutes of both the February and April general meeting were read and received as true and correct with no matters arising. The only correspondence,​ apart from the usual commercial entreaties, was a questionnaire on septic tanks from Nowra council, relating to Coolana no doubt. The meeting began a little before 20.15, when your scribe arrived. Apologies had already come and gone and new members Matthew Howle, Pamela Irving and Michelle Mandler had already been called to be welcomed in the usual way. The minutes of both the February and April general meeting were read and received as true and correct with no matters arising. The only correspondence,​ apart from the usual commercial entreaties, was a questionnaire on septic tanks from Nowra council, relating to Coolana no doubt.
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 The 1999 Bushwalkers Confederation Bush Dance will be held in the Petersham Town Hall on September 17th The 1999 Bushwalkers Confederation Bush Dance will be held in the Petersham Town Hall on September 17th
    
-**SBW Concert Review** by Elwyn Morris+====== ​SBW Concert Review ​====== 
 +  
 +by Elwyn Morris
  
 Those fortunate enough to be at this year’s SBW Concert on June 30th, including regular concert-goers Dot and Alex, were treated to an evening of first-rate entertainment. Arranged in cabaret-style,​ variety was the order of the day. Those fortunate enough to be at this year’s SBW Concert on June 30th, including regular concert-goers Dot and Alex, were treated to an evening of first-rate entertainment. Arranged in cabaret-style,​ variety was the order of the day.
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 Our thanks to all of the artists who worked so hard to give us such a very entertaining evening. Our thanks to all of the artists who worked so hard to give us such a very entertaining evening.
  
-**New Coolana motions for August General Meeting**+ 
 +====== ​New Coolana motions for August General Meeting ​====== 
  
 Geoff Dowsett has advised the General SBW Committee that he will put forward the following two motions for action at the August general meeting ​ Geoff Dowsett has advised the General SBW Committee that he will put forward the following two motions for action at the August general meeting ​
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 It should be noted that a Coolana maintenance committee already exists. It was formed when the property was bought and its members are chosen by ballot at each annual general meeting. Refer to page 2 of the March magazine for the names of the present maintenance committee members. Ed.  It should be noted that a Coolana maintenance committee already exists. It was formed when the property was bought and its members are chosen by ballot at each annual general meeting. Refer to page 2 of the March magazine for the names of the present maintenance committee members. Ed. 
  
-**The Best Way to Burn Bridges** by Barbara Bruce 
  
-Five bridges in one day... A creative concept, I thoughtI’d like to do it.+====== The Best Way to Burn Bridges ====== 
 +  
 +by Barbara Bruce 
 + 
 +Five bridges in one day. A creative concept, I thoughtI’d like to do it.
  
 There were ten of us then on an autumn day that was clear, unseasonably warm, but with a refreshing breeze - Susan and Donna Anderson, Greg Bridge, Tracey Bullock, Lee Delbridge, Helen Jones, Chris Sonter, John Steinhoff and Hillary Williams - ready to “burn” five Sydney bridges during a walk led by Judy Jones and Coleen Hodder. There were ten of us then on an autumn day that was clear, unseasonably warm, but with a refreshing breeze - Susan and Donna Anderson, Greg Bridge, Tracey Bullock, Lee Delbridge, Helen Jones, Chris Sonter, John Steinhoff and Hillary Williams - ready to “burn” five Sydney bridges during a walk led by Judy Jones and Coleen Hodder.
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 Although some participants had dropped out, at 3.30pm the remainder were sipping liquid refreshments on the rooftop garden of the Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks, at which time the walk and the day received our unanimous stamp of approval. It had been a good leg stretch, too.  Although some participants had dropped out, at 3.30pm the remainder were sipping liquid refreshments on the rooftop garden of the Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks, at which time the walk and the day received our unanimous stamp of approval. It had been a good leg stretch, too. 
 +
  
 **MARRAMARRA National Park Walk Cancellation**  ​ **MARRAMARRA National Park Walk Cancellation**  ​
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 Members planning walks in the Sassafrass Nerriga area between late September and late October 1999 should check with the Nowra roads authorities. The company putting in the high pressure natural gas pipeline have applied to close the road at that time, to facilitate installation work. Members planning walks in the Sassafrass Nerriga area between late September and late October 1999 should check with the Nowra roads authorities. The company putting in the high pressure natural gas pipeline have applied to close the road at that time, to facilitate installation work.
  
-**The Great Illawarra Escarpment Walk** A Perspective Part 1, by Roger Treagus+ 
 +====== ​The Great Illawarra Escarpment Walk ====== 
 + 
 +A Perspective Part 1,  
 +by Roger Treagus
  
 You have seen the picture(s) now read the story. Wilf described this walk, illustrated with magic lantern slides, at the club rooms on June 23rd. Ed You have seen the picture(s) now read the story. Wilf described this walk, illustrated with magic lantern slides, at the club rooms on June 23rd. Ed
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-**A Traditional (Wet) Easter in the Apsley Wilderness** by Paul McCann.+====== ​A Traditional (Wet) Easter in the Apsley Wilderness ​====== 
 +  
 +by Paul McCann.
  
 Easter is always a time for traditions. For a bushwalker a traditional Easter Sunday usually involves a visit to your tent from the Easter bunny (or Bilby), with the freshly fallen rain on the ground and on your tent. Well this Easter certainly lived up to tradition with the rain falling over most of the weekend and the fun of unpacking a wet tent after the walk. Easter is always a time for traditions. For a bushwalker a traditional Easter Sunday usually involves a visit to your tent from the Easter bunny (or Bilby), with the freshly fallen rain on the ground and on your tent. Well this Easter certainly lived up to tradition with the rain falling over most of the weekend and the fun of unpacking a wet tent after the walk.
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 Participants:​ SBW, Paul McCann (leader), Tony Holgate, Jan Roberts. The Wilderness Society (Sydney). Ian Ball, Michelle Ball, Joanne Braithwaite (visitor from Brisbane) The Inverell Bushwalking Club Jack Patton, Doug Hatfield. Participants:​ SBW, Paul McCann (leader), Tony Holgate, Jan Roberts. The Wilderness Society (Sydney). Ian Ball, Michelle Ball, Joanne Braithwaite (visitor from Brisbane) The Inverell Bushwalking Club Jack Patton, Doug Hatfield.
  
-** + 
-Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro** by Jan Szarek+====== ​Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro ​====== 
 + 
 + by Jan Szarek
 Final part of Jan’s African Odyssey Final part of Jan’s African Odyssey
  
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 One wonders why so many people climb Mount Kilimanjaro if hardly any one enjoys it. The answer is that most people do it for their ego. Climbing the highest mountain in Africa, and one of the best known in the world provides them with a sense of achievement and proves that they are strong. Many people, who, due to altitude sickness or other illness, are not able to reach the top of the mountain. They feel deeply disappointed and their ego is hurt. Some people resort to lying to preserve their dignity, like the father of Dutch family. Other people, like the English schoolboys, resort to the use of Diamox to avoid self perceived embarrassment. One wonders why so many people climb Mount Kilimanjaro if hardly any one enjoys it. The answer is that most people do it for their ego. Climbing the highest mountain in Africa, and one of the best known in the world provides them with a sense of achievement and proves that they are strong. Many people, who, due to altitude sickness or other illness, are not able to reach the top of the mountain. They feel deeply disappointed and their ego is hurt. Some people resort to lying to preserve their dignity, like the father of Dutch family. Other people, like the English schoolboys, resort to the use of Diamox to avoid self perceived embarrassment.
 +
  
 **Jean Kendall** **Jean Kendall**
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 Our sincere best wishes are extended to Greg Bridge, who recently became seriously ill whilst on holidays in Townsville. Greg wishes to thank all of those people who have written or sent flowers and regrets that  Our sincere best wishes are extended to Greg Bridge, who recently became seriously ill whilst on holidays in Townsville. Greg wishes to thank all of those people who have written or sent flowers and regrets that 
 he will not be able to respond individually to them for their thoughtfulness. he will not be able to respond individually to them for their thoughtfulness.
-** + 
-A request by the Special Coolana Committee for input from club members.**+ 
 +**A request by the Special Coolana Committee for input from club members.**
  
 The special Coolana committee has made a request for input from individual club members regarding the future of our Kangaroo Valley property. Interested members should write to the SBW secretary. Please note the new SBW box number. If you would like your views published please address your letter to the editor. ​ The special Coolana committee has made a request for input from individual club members regarding the future of our Kangaroo Valley property. Interested members should write to the SBW secretary. Please note the new SBW box number. If you would like your views published please address your letter to the editor. ​
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 **A request for better patronage of club overnight walks** **A request for better patronage of club overnight walks**
 +
 Bill Capon, our walks secretary, is disappointed at the poor patronage shown for some club overnight walks, and he is making a request for better attendance. He is saddened that leaders are researching,​ planning and programming,​ interesting walks in areas other than the regularly walked traditional Blue Mountain and Budawang areas, and then are finding that their walks are being poorly attended. Bill Capon, our walks secretary, is disappointed at the poor patronage shown for some club overnight walks, and he is making a request for better attendance. He is saddened that leaders are researching,​ planning and programming,​ interesting walks in areas other than the regularly walked traditional Blue Mountain and Budawang areas, and then are finding that their walks are being poorly attended.
   ​   ​
 Bill believes that this may be partially due to newer members not being familiar with the proposed walk areas and he is disappointed that these members are missing out on new walking experiences. He suggests that newer members consult the walks leaders and obtain more information than can be printed in the program. ​ Bill believes that this may be partially due to newer members not being familiar with the proposed walk areas and he is disappointed that these members are missing out on new walking experiences. He suggests that newer members consult the walks leaders and obtain more information than can be printed in the program. ​
  
-**The Essential SBW Dictionary** by Andrew Vilder 
  
-A humorous look at some commonly used words in the Club..+====== The Essential SBW Dictionary ====== 
 +  
 +by Andrew Vilder 
 + 
 +A humorous look at some commonly used words in the Club. 
  
-Andrew has compiled a list of commonly used bushwalker terms to assist new walkers. ​ Some are printed below and if they prove helpful, more will be printed at a later date.  +Andrew has compiled a list of commonly used bushwalker terms to assist new walkers. ​ Some are printed below and if they prove helpful, more will be printed at a later date. Ed 
-Ed +
  
 billy can: h. a water-filled receptacle for cinders and ash. Sometimes used for cooking. billy can: h. a water-filled receptacle for cinders and ash. Sometimes used for cooking.
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 volley: n. (NZ) a depression in the landscape between two hills volley: n. (NZ) a depression in the landscape between two hills
 Wombat: n. nocturnally active mobile concrete block, also called a sump-thumper. Wombat: n. nocturnally active mobile concrete block, also called a sump-thumper.
 +
  
 **Letter to the editor** **Letter to the editor**
  
-BUSHWALKERS,​ BEWARE THE FUNDIS+====== Bushwalkers Beware The Fundis ====== 
  
 This is a reply to Henry Gold's letter published in the April issue of the Sydney Bushwalker. This is a reply to Henry Gold's letter published in the April issue of the Sydney Bushwalker.
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