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-               THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​+====THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER====
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney ​ +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalkers ​C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney.  
-Bushwalkers„ 0/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney.  +Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. Phone: JW 1462.
-   ​Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. ​'Phone: JW 1462.+
  
  
 +^No.263^OCTOBER,​ 1956.^Price 9d.^
  
-No.263 ​              ​OCTOBER,​ 1956.             Price 9d. 
  
 +|Editor:​|Dot Butler, Boundary Rd., Wahroonga, (JW 2208)|
 +|Sales & Subs.:|Jess Martin| ​             ​
 +|Business Manager:​|Jack Gentle|
 +|Typed by:|Dot Butler|
 +|Reproduction:​|Jess Martin|
  
-Editor: Dot Butler, Boundary Rd.,  Sales & Subs.: Jess Martin 
-        Wahroonga, (JW 2208)       Typed by: Dot Butler 
-Business Manager: Jack Gentle ​     Reproduction:​ Jess Martin 
  
 +^CONTENTS^Page^
 +|At Our September, Half-Yearly Meeting - A.G.Colley|2|
 +|The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advt.)|3|
 +|The Frontier Traverse - Colin. Putt|4|
 +|Leica Photo Service (Advt.)|5|
 +|Siedlecky'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.)|7|
 +|Walks Report for August - Malcolm McGregor|8|
 +|Hattswell'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.)|9|
 +|Letter from Dave Ingram|10|
 +|Walking for Profit - Alex Colley|12|
 +|Night Ascent of the Pons Portus - "Liar Bird"​|13|
 +|What a __Leader__! or __What__, a Leader? - Geof Wagg|17|
 +|"​Bushwalkers,​ Mugs, etc, (Paddy'​s advt.)|20|
  
-                      CONTENTS ​                Page 
  
-  At Our SeptemberHalf-Yearly Meeting - A.G.Colley .2 +Who walks with beauty never feels alone
-  The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advt.)        3 +His constant comrades are the moon and sun.  
-  The Frontier Traverse - Colin. Putt            4 +Shared bushland walks recall the friend now gone  
-  Leica Photo Service (Advt.) ​                   5 +Invisible hands restore ​the absent one.
-  Siedlecky'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) ​    7 +
-  Walks Report for August - Malcolm McGregor ​    F +
-  Hattswell'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) ​    9 +
-  Letter from Dave Ingram ​                      10 +
-  Walking for Profit - Alex Colley ​             12 +
-  Night Ascent of the Pons Portus - "Liar Bird" 13 +
-  What a Leaden or What, a Leader? - Goof Wagg  17 +
-  "​BushwaarUF:​ Mugs, etc,' (Paddy'​s advt.)      20+
  
 +One camp still holds the footprints of the moon 
 +That came and went a hushed and secret hour;
 +A glowing campfire yields the lasting boon - 
 +Remembered friendship'​s white immortal flower.
  
 +Who takes of beauty wine and daily bread 
 +Will know no lack when empty years are lean; 
 +The brimming .cup is by, the feast is spread,
 +The sun, the moon, the stars his eyes have seen 
 +Shall still his hunger, and his thirst he stays 
 +With wine of friendship from remembered days.
  
 +                          - Mostly David Morton.
  
  
-                       • • • • •+===AT OUR SEPTEMBER HALF-YEARLY MEETING=== 
 +- A.G. Colley.
  
 +The Meeting commenced at 8:20 with the President in the Chair and about 35 members present. First business was a welcome to our newest member - Margaret Innes.
  
 +Next Joan Walker, although not present, was elected to the Committee vacancy. As nobody wanted to be Federation delegate the election of a successor to Tom Kenny-Royal was deferred to the next meeting.
  
-       Who walks with beauty never feels alone, +A motion was put by Heather Joyce and carried by the meetingthat we should write to the Sydney Morning Herald pointing out that a suggestion made by a correspondent for the formation of volunteer fire fighting squads to protect ​the park lands had already been carried out.
-       His constant comrades are the moon and sun.  +
-       ​Shared bushland walks recall ​the friend now gone  +
-       ​Invisible hands restore ​the absent one.+
  
-       One camp still holds the footprints ​of the moon  +The President conveyed ​the good, though unofficial, news that a large part of the survey work for the Blue Mountains National Park had been done, and that land north of the Western line and between Kings Tableland end the Cox might be declared as part of the park.
-       That came and went a hushed ​and secret hour; +
-       A glowing campfire yields ​the lasting boon -  +
-       ​Remembered friendship'​s white immortal flower.+
  
-       Who takes of beauty wine and daily bread  +The proposed Constitutional amendmentdesigned to make the Literary Editor'​s membership of the Committee conditional on the wish of the Editor and of the general meetingwas not approved by the Committee ​and failed to obtain the required three quarters majority ​of the meeting.
-       Will know no lack when empty years are lean;  +
-       The brimming .cup is by, the feast is spread, +
-       The sun, the moon, the stars his eyes have seen  +
-       Shall still his hunger, and his thirst he stays  +
-       With wine of friendship from remembered days.+
  
 +The sub-committee appointed to report on the celebration of the Club's 30th anniversary - in October next year - recommended,​ that no action be taken.
  
 +General business started with a discussion of the printing of a new songbook. Frank Young pointed out that it was a big job and a typiste was essential on the proposed song-book committee. ​ Alan Wilson thought the song-book was a waste of time so far as camp fire entertainment was concerned. It was seldom seen at camp fires and added nothing to their enjoyment. Renee Brown, speaking from long experience, said that 50% or more people didn't know the words 
 +of songs but liked to sing and the book was for their benefit. ​ Jane Putt's opinion was that the best way to learn the songs was to listen while they were being sung. In reply to a question Jim Brown, who was on the last Committee, said that the book had been designed to prevent the singers from getting on to "​la-la-la-la"​ after the first few lines. About 300 song-books had been sold, and many songs were included because some people liked them and they might well 
 +become popular. Jack Wren councilled more care in selection of songs as about a third of the songs in the book were never sung.  A sub-committee consisting of Malcolm McGregor, Frank Young, Grace Aird, Colin Putt, Margaret Innes and Yvonne Renwick was appointed to produce a new book. Next it was debated whether or not the sub-committee should submit a list of proposed songs before the book was typed. Frank Barlow thought we should trust the Committee - the title didn't tell you anything about the song and many doubtful songs had the most innocuous titles - and this seemed to be the general view.
  
 +By this time nearly everybody at the meeting had had their say and the next motion provided an opportunity for the remainder. ​ Frank Ashdown moved that the library be disbanded, the books sold by auction and the money added to Club funds. The President immediately declared the motion, in the form proposed, to be unconstitutional,​ because a motion to sell the Club's assets required fourteen days notice to all members. The motion was altered to read that a notice ​
 +of intention to move should be sent to members, and the debate proceeded. Jack Wren supported the motion in this form. He said the library had served its purpose and now only harboured silverfish. Other speakers pointed out that this was just another attempt to whittle away yet another of the features which had made the Club what it is now, and instanced the discontinuance of the Club's Annual Concerts, Christmas treat for children, the publication of the Bushwalker Annual etc. as cases in point. The motion was put and lost.  (At the close of the meeting a crowd assembled outside the library cabinet and at least one member was seen to leave with four borrowed books in his hand.)
  
-                                      ​Mostly David Morton.+Finally a motion was put, rather tentatively,​ by Jim Brown that Prospectives be allowed to attend Re-unionsWal Rootes spoke against the motion saying it was, as its name implied, a re-union of __members__. ​ But people were getting tired of debating, the hour was late, the motion was put and (much to Jim's secret surprise, I'm sure) was  
 +carried; with which the meeting terminated. 
 +                                                 
  
-2.+=== THE SANITARIUM HEALTH FOOD SHOP === 
 +  
 +OFFERS 
 +QUALITY DRIED FRUITS, NUTS and BISCUITS 
 +DELICIOUS FRUIT SWEETS 
 +WHOLSOME, LIGHT RY-KING CRISP BREAD 
 +AMAZING, LOW ECONOMY PRICES
  
-            AT OUR SEPTEMBER HALF-YEARLY MEETING.+COME TO OUR STORE, 13 HUNTER STREET, SYDNEY 
 +AND SEE OUR WONDERFUL RANGEOF HEiLTH-FOODS  
 +-  FOR WALKING TRIPS AND HOME USE
  
-    The Meeting commenced at 8,20 with the President in the Chair  
-and about 35 members present. First business was a welcome to our 
-newest member - Margaret Innes. 
  
-    Next Joan Walker, although not present, was elected to the  
-Committee vacancy. As nobody wanted'​ to be Federation delegate the  
-election of a successor to Tom Kenny-Royal was deferred to the next 
-meeting. 
- 
-    A motion was pUt by Heather Joyce and carried by the meeting, ​ 
-that we should write to the Sydney Morning Herald pointing out that  
-a suggestion made by a correspondent for the formation of volunteer ​ 
-fire fighting squads to protect the park lands had already been 
-carried out. 
- 
-    The President conveyed the good, though unofficial, news that  
-a large part of the survey work for the Blue Mountains National ​ 
-Park had been done, and that land north of the Western line and 
-between Kings Tableland end the Cox might be declared as part of the  
-park. 
- 
-    The proposed Constitutional amendment, designed to make the  
-Literary Editor'​s membership of the Committee conditional on the  
-wish of the Editor and of the general meeting, was not approved by  
-the Committee and failed to obtain the required three quarters ​ 
-majority of the meeting. 
- 
-    The sub-committee appointed to report on the celebration of the  
-Club's 30th anniversary - in October next year - recommended, ​ 
-that no action be taken. 
- 
-     ​General business started with a discussion of the printing of  
-a new songbook. Frank Young pointed out that it was a big job and  
-a typiste was esselatial on the proposed song-book committee. 
-Alan Wilson thought the song-book was a waste of time so far as camp  
-fire entertainment was concerned. It was seldom seen at camp fires  
-and added nothing to their enjoyment. Renee Brown, speaking from  
-long experience, said that 50% or more people didn't know the words  
-of songs but liked to sing and the book was for their benefit. 
-Jane Putt's opinion was that the best way to.learn,​the songs was to  
-listen while they were being sung. In reply to a question Jim Brown, ​ 
-who was on the last Committee, said that the book had been designed ​ 
-to prevent the singers from getting on to "​la-la-la-la"​ after the  
-first few lines. About 300 song-books had been sold, and many songs  
-were included because some people liked them and they might well  
-become popular. Jack Wren councilled more care in. selection of  
-songs as about a third.of the songs in the book were never sung. 
-A sub-committee consisting of Malcolm McGregor, Frank Young, Grace  
-Aird, Colin Putt, Margaret Innes and Yvonne Renwick was appointed. ​ 
-to produce a new book. Next it was debated whether or not the  
-sub-committee should submit a list of proposed songs before the book  
-was typed. Frank Barlow thought we should trust the Committee -  
-the title didn't tell you anything about the song and many doubtful . 
- 
-                                                             3. 
- 
- 
- 
- 
-  THE SANITARIUM HEALTH FOOD SHOP  
- 
-                     ​OFFERS 
- 
-          QUALITY DRIED FRUITS, NUTS and BISCUITS 
- 
-          DELICIOUS FRUIT SWEETS 
- 
-          WHOLSOME, LIGHT RY-KING CRISP BREAD 
- 
-          AMAZING, LOW ECONOMY PRICES 
- 
- 
- 
- 
-   COME TO OUR STORE, ​     13 HUNTER STREET, SYDNEY 
- 
-     AND SEE OUR WONDERFUL RANGE. OF HEiLTH-FOODS ​ 
- 
-      -  FOR WALKING TRIPS AND HOME USE 
- 
- 
- 
-songs had the most innocuous titles - and this seemed to be the  
-general view. 
- 
-    By this time nearly everybody at the meeting had had their say  
-and the next motion provided an opportunity for the remainder. 
-Frank Ashdown moved that the library be disbanded, the books sold by  
-auction and the money added to Club funds. The President immediately ​ 
-declared the motion, in the form proposed, to be unconstitutional, ​ 
-because a motion to sell the Club's assets required fourteen days  
-notice to all members. The motion was altered to read that a notice ​ 
-of intention to move should be sent to members, and the debate ​ 
-proceeded. Jack Wren supported thn alotion in this form. He said the  
-library had served its purpose and ow only harboured silverfish. ​ 
-Other speakers pointed out that this was just another attempt to  
-whittle away yet another of the features which had made the Club hat  
-it is now, and instanced the discontinuance of the Club 's Annua? ​ 
-Concerts, Christmas treat for children, the publication of the  
-Eashwalker Annual etc. as cases in point. The motion was put and 
-lost.  (At the close of the meeting a crowd assembled outside the  
-library cabinet and at least one member was seen to leave with fonr  
-borrowed books in his hand.) 
- 
-    Finally a motion was put, rather tentatively,​ by Jim Brown Cat  
-Prospectives be allowed to attend Re-unions. Wal Rootes spoke aalnat ​ 
-the motion saying it was, as its name implied, a re-union of me ml, 
-But people were getting tired of debating, the hour was 
-motion was put and (much to Jimrs secret surprise, I'm sure) was  
-carried; ​  with which the meeting terminated. 
-                                                 - A.G. Colloy. 
- 
-4. 
  
                 THE FRONTIERTRAVERSE ​  ​AUGUST 1956.  Cmlin Putt,                 THE FRONTIERTRAVERSE ​  ​AUGUST 1956.  Cmlin Putt,
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 What on earth did 'tempo brutof mean? BQtter get up anyway. What on earth did 'tempo brutof mean? BQtter get up anyway.
  
-     The stars shone cold and bright, but the but shook and the guy  +The stars shone cold and bright, but the but shook and the guy wires strummed and twanged in the grip of a vicious'​wind. With some misgivings about the weather we forced down some black bread, cheese and coffee, then put on storm clothing, crampons and rope inside the hut. As we stepped into the dark outside the wind enveloped us, it smote and cut at us, it tried even to invade that corner of consciousness ​which is reserved to control the placing of cramponed feet and the handling of the rope. We nearly ran. down the broad ice ridge from the Signalkuppe in our eagerness to escape the wind, and in the leeof the Parrotspitze we were rewarded by an excruciating return of  
-wires strummed and twanged in the grip of a vicious'​wind. With some  +circulation to fingers and toes, As we stepped into the Lys jock saddle the sun was already touching the top of the long steep ridge before us and the wind seemed less determined.
-misgivings about the weather we forced down some black bread, cheese ​ +
-and coffee, then put on storm clothing, crampons and rope inside the  +
-hut. As we stepped into the dark outside the wind enveloped us, it  +
-smote and cut at us, it tried even to invade that corner of conscious-  +
-ness which is reserved to control the placing of cramponed feet and the  +
-handling of the rope. We nearly ran. down the broad ice ridge from  +
-the Signalkuppe in our eagerness to escape the wind, and in the lee +
-of the Parrotspitze we were rewarded by an excruciating return of  +
-circulation to fingers and toes, As we stepped into the Lys jock saddle ​ +
-the sun was already touching the top of the long steep ridge before us  +
-and the wind seemed less determined.+
  
-     In two ropes of two we worked steadily up our ridge which was  +In two ropes of two we worked steadily up our ridge which was very steep, very narrow, but not complicated by rock steps or ice overhangs. Wind crusted snow and blue ice alternated with bewildering ​frequency, some large cornices required care, and sudden gusts of wind tried to catch us off balance, but crampons overcame all these  
-very steep, very narrow, but not complicated by rock steps or ice  +things and an hour and a half later we found ourselves rather ​unexpectedly ​on the main summit of Lyskamm, a little sloping ice hummock with sheer depths of rock and ice cliff all around it except to the west where a mile or so of narrow winding ridge led to the other peak. The wind had dropped right away, the sky was cloudless and the sun  
-overhangs. Wind crusted snow and blue ice alternated with bewilder-  +unusually hot. With thoughts of soft snow later in the day we tight- rope walked the ridge at top speed, one foot in Switzerland,​ the other in Italy, and the ice-axe for a balancing pole. We were feeling fine in spite of the altitude, and we raced over: the rock steps in the ridge non-stop, crampons and all. On the West summit we found a party  
-ing frequency, some large cornices required care, and sudden gusts +which had just come up the other side, with a guide who seemed to be something of a leg-puller. "Voila le Cervint"​ he shouted to his patrons, pointing to the bulky unmistakable mass of Monte Rosa across the way.
-of wind tried to catch us off balance, but crampons overcame all these  +
-things and an hour and a half later we found ourselves rather ​unexpec-  +
-tedly on the main summit of Lyskamm, a little sloping ice hummock ​ +
-with sheer depths of rock and ice cliff all around it except to the  +
-west where a mile or so of narrow winding ridge led to the other peak.  +
-The wind had dropped right away,, the sky was cloudless and the sun  +
-unusually hot. With thoughts of soft snow later in the day we tight- ​ +
-rope walked the ridge at top speed, one foot in Switzerland,​ the other  +
-in Italy, and the ice-axefor a balancing pole. We were feeling fine  +
-in spite of the altitude, and we raced over: the rock steps in the  +
-ridge non-stop, crampons and all. On the West summit we found a party  +
-which had just come up the other side, with a guide who seemed to be  +
-something of a leg-puller. "Voila le Cervint"​ he shouted to his  +
-patrons, pointing to the bulky unmistakable mass of Monte Rosa across ​ +
-the way.+
  
-    ​At a good pace we cramponed down the west ridge ofe Lyskamm on  +At a good pace we cramponed down the west ridge ofe Lyskamm on to the Felikjoch, a broad snow plateau feeding two glaciers. Here we began to strike soft snow and really hot sun. We took off our crampons and ploughed on, The ridge up Castor is broad, gentle and long; under conditions of slushy snow and extreme heat it is best not remembered. The west side of the mountain, however, is not a ridge but a steep ice face, complete with bulges of hard blue ice, ice-.  
-to the Felikjoch, a broad snow plateau feeding two glaciers. Here  +cliffs and threatening seracs,. It was advisable to move one at a time over part of this, and when we had reached the saddle between Castor and Pollux and moved out from below the seracs, it was time for lunch. The meal was shortened by the reappearance of our old
-we began to strike soft snow and really hot sun. We took off our  +
-crampons and ploughed on, The ridge up Castor is broad, gentle and  +
-long; under conditions of slushy snow and extreme heat it is best  +
-not remembered. The west side of the mountain, however, is not a +
-ridge but a steep ice face, complete with bulges of hard blue ice, ice-.  +
-cliffs and threatening seracs,. It was advisable to move one at a +
-time over part of this, and when we had reached the saddle between ​ +
-Castor and Pollux and moved out from below the seracs, it was time  +
-for lunch. The meal was shortened by the reappearance of our old+
  
-                           PHOTOGRAPHY I 1? I                  t+PHOTOGRAPHY I 
  
  
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   greatest of ease.   greatest of ease.
  
-        ​At last we reached the top, a short curved piece of snow ridge, ​ +At last we reached the top, a short curved piece of snow ridge, and considered what to do next. The huge mass of the Breithorn was temptingly close, but it was getting late and the snow was becoming dangerously soft, in fact the immediate problem was how to get off Pollux without being mixed up with an avalanche. We chose the north  
-  ​and considered what to do next. The huge mass of the Breithorn was +.face directly below us; in almost perpetual shadow, it had kept a thin layer of firm snow, well bonded to the ice. As we left the summit a few streaks of racing mist formed around us out of the clear sky; minutes later, as we prepared to leap the bergschrund,​ the air around us '​thickened into dense cloud. Once off the steep face we set  
- +off down a broad snow ridge atA jog-trot, with the bad weather right behind us. On and on for hours, as fast as we could go, wallowing through knee-deep snow. There was one brief pause to negotiate a  
-6. +steep and avalanchy slope, and another when I broke•throUgh a crevasse'​bridge. At last, sf•aked in sweat and snow-melt, we reached the left lateral moraine of the Gorner Glacier while volloys of  
- +thunder sounded out of black clouds on our peaks of the morning. ​ Two miles of slithering and jumping over the ice-hummocks of the • Gorner and we were safe on the track to Zermatt. I stopped to take 
-temptingly close, but it was getting late and the snow was becoming ​ +
-dangerously soft, in fact the immediate problem was how to get off  +
-Pollux without being mixed up with an avalanche. We chose the north  +
-.face directly below us; in almost perpetual shadow, it had kept a  +
-thin layer of firm snow, well bonded to the ice. As we left the  +
-summit a few streaks of racing mist formed around us out of the clear  +
-sky; minutes later, as we prepared to leap the bergschrund,​ the air  +
-around us '​thickened into dense cloud. Once off the steep face we set  +
-off down a broad snow ridge atA jog-trot, with the bad weather right  +
-behind us. On and on for hours, as fast as we could go, wallowing ​ +
-through knee-deep snow. There was one brief pause to negotiate a  +
-steep and avalanchy slope, and another when I broke•throUgh a  +
-crevasse'​bridge. At last, sf•aked in sweat and snow-melt, we reached ​ +
-the left lateral moraine of the Gorner Glacier while volloys of  +
-thunder sounded out of black clouds on our peaks of the morning. +
-Two miles of slithering and jumping over the ice-hummocks of the •  +
-Gorner and we were safe on the track to Zermatt. I stopped to take +
 off two sweaters and a pair of long trousers, and raced off to catch  off two sweaters and a pair of long trousers, and raced off to catch 
 up the others. People of various nationalities all along the track  up the others. People of various nationalities all along the track 
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-           COMING SOCIAL EVENTS for OCTOBER. ​+=== COMING SOCIAL EVENTS for OCTOBER. ​=== 
 + 
  
-   Oct. 17th. "​WHAT'​S WRONG WITH THAT SLIDE"​. +|Oct. 17th.|"​WHAT'​S WRONG WITH THAT SLIDE"​.|Bring along your slides, both good and bad, and have them expertly criticised. ​ There will also be a talk on the scope of colour film. Keith Renwick would like to have your slides handed in as soon as possible.|                              ​ 
-              ​Bring along your slides, both good and bad, and +|Oct.24th.|MEMBERS'​ SLIDE NIGHT.|Bring along your slides and let us see what you've been taking.| 
-              ​have them expertly criticised. +|Oct.31.|SWITZERLAND.|Slides and talk by Don Shepherd.|
-              ​There will also be a talk on the scope of colour film.  +
-              ​Keith Renwick would like to have your slides handed +
-                ​in as soon as possible. +
-                                   ••■1•=1.1. +
-   Oct.24th. MEMBERS'​ SLIDE NIGHT. Bring along your slides and +
-              ​let us see what you've been taking. +
-                          ​aMINRIMa.ml.gwIMMIMM. +
-   Oct.31. ​ SWITZERLAND. Slides and talk by Don Shepherd.+
  
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-            ​OFFICIAL WALK OCTOBER 19 20 21+OFFICIAL WALK OCTOBER 19 20 21 - BOMADERRY-CAMBEWARRA,​-BARREN-GROUNDS-KIAMA
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-        BOMATERRY-CAMBEWARRI,​-BARREN-GROUNDS-KIAMA +
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-    This walk, with variations, at this timo of year was once a  +
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-regular feature of the '​programme and :was well attendedi The leader  +
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-hopes it wille againgi ' Thera- will. be about two miles-to walk the  +
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-first night' a full moon has bean arranged'​. +
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-    Next day is mostly walking on back roads with about an hour !s  +
-uphill scrub baShng thrOWn'​in. +
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-    On Sunday we walk over the Barren Grounds which are just a garden  +
-of wild flowers at this time of year. +
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-    Most of the walk is on the coastal side of a 2000 ft. range  +
-with almost unobstructed views which extend from Cape Banks on ithe +
  
-north to Mount Dromedary on the south.+This walk, with variations, at this time of year was once a regular feature of the programme and was well attended. The leader hopes it will be again. There will be about two miles to walk the first night - a full moon has been arranged.
  
 +Next day is mostly walking on back roads with about an hour is uphill scrub bashing thrown in.
  
 +On Sunday we walk over the Barren Grounds which are just a garden of wild flowers at this time of year.
  
-    It is fair/medium test walk standard, mostly ​on tracks. +Most of the walk is on the coastal side of a 2000 ftrange with almost unobstructed views which extend from Cape Banks on the north to Mount Dromedary on the south.
-    For further details see leader:- - '​AleexColley.+
  
-8.+It is fair/medium test walk standard, mostly on tracks. ​ For further details see leader: Alex Colley.
  
-               WALKS REPORT for AUGUST 1956. +=== WALKS REPORT for AUGUST 1956. ===
  
-       The prcgramme ​for August opened with Yvonne Renwick'​s Field  +The programme ​for August opened with Yvonne Renwick'​s Field Week-end at Euroka. Beautiful weather brought out 12 members and 3 prospectives and 4 youngsters. Altogether a good week-end.
-  ​Week-end at Euroka. Beautiful weather brought out 12 members and  +
-   3 prospectives and 4 youngsters. Altogether a good week-end.+
  
-       Snow Brown did not get enough starters for Kanangra, but Heather ​ +Snow Brown did not get enough starters for Kanangra, but Heather Joyce, not to be done out of her week-end away, gathered up three others and set off down Black Jerry'​s for Harry'​s River, Bees Nest Creek, Little River, etc. However, with a little extra time ,in bed on Saturday they didn't make Bees Nest and finally came home a bit late on Slinday.
-   Joyce, not to be done out of her week-end away, gathered up three  +
-   others and set off down Black Jerry'​s for Harry'​s River, Bees Nest  +
-   Creek, Little River, etc. However, with a little extra time ,in bed  +
-   on Saturday they didn't make Bees Nest and finally came home a bit  +
-   late on Slinday.+
  
-       The Saturday trip with Jess Martin in charge, saw. some very fine  +The Saturday trip with Jess Martin in charge, saw. some very fine wild flowers in the Willawarra area of The Chase, and the participants,​ six members and 1 prospective,​ enjoyed themselves.
-   wild flowers in the Willawarra area of The Chase, and the participants, ​ +
-   six members and 1 prospective,​ enjoyed themselves.+
  
-       The Blackheath-Bell trip with John White gave a typical white  +The Blackheath-Bell trip with John White gave a typical white welcome to 3 trippers (2 members and 1 prospective). Snow was encountered on Saturday night, which continued through most of Sunday on the walk into Bell.
-   welcome to 3 trippers (2 members and 1 prospective). Snow was  +
-   encountered on Saturday night, which continued through most of Sunday ​ +
-   on the walk into Bell.+
  
-       On this same week-end the President led seven others, including ​ +On this same week-end the President led seven others, including 2 prospectives,​ to South Trig for a Corroboree. Dull weather was the order of the day but the flowers were good and a pleasant week-end was the result.
-   2 prospectives,​ to South Trig for a Corroboree. Dull weather was +
-   the order of the day but the flowers were good and a pleasant week-end ​ +
-   was the result.+
  
-       For the last week-end in this report I am rearranging the trip  +For the last week-end in this report I am rearranging the trip order to give full scope to the Friday night walk. On the Sunday walk Joan Cordell had 5 members, 1 prospective and 1 visitor. She reported that it was a little early for the flowers but all had a good time.   Len Fall had only one offer of a starter and by mutual consent the Saturday trip was called off.
-   order to give full scope to the Friday night walk. On the Sunday ​ +
-   walk Joan Cordell had 5 members, 1 prospective and 1 visitor. She  +
-   reported that it was a little early for the flowers but all had a  +
-   good time.   Len Fall had only one offer of a starter and by mutual ​ +
-   consent the Saturday trip was called off.+
  
-       Now for itl   Four members and 1 prospective began the Rigby +Now for itl   Four members and 1 prospective began the Rigby 70 miles. ​ The party camped in snow on Narrow Neck on Friday night and after a brisk walk on Saturday morning the leader, at the foot of Debert'​s knob, stated his legs were sore and he was going home.  The party, minus leader, continued. On Sunday morning the party, (still minus leader) steamed up past Bimlow and on arrival at Sheehy.'​s Creek they noticed an immaculately dressed "​gentleman"​ near a Renault. On closer inspection it proved to be the "​leader"​ who had nipped home on Saturday, slept at home, and had taken the opportunity for a pleasant run on Sunday in the car, no doubt to jeer at any walkers who might come by. . However, I am pleased to report that his white-anting was somewhat mitigated by his stowing all 5 bodies and 4 packs into the Renault and driving them home.
-   70 miles. ​ The party camped in snow on Narrow Neck on Friday night  +
-   and after a brisk walk on Saturday morning the leader, at the foot  +
-   of Debert'​s knob, stated his legs were sore and he was going home.  +
-   The party, minus leader, continued. On Sunday morning the party, ​ +
-   (still minus leader) steamed up past Bimlow and on arrival at  +
-   Sheehy.'​s Creek they noticed an immaculately dressed "​gentleman"​ near  +
-   a Renault. On closer inspection it proved to be the "​leader"​ who  +
-   had nipped home on Saturday, slept at home, and had taken the  +
-  .opportunity for a pleasant run on Sunday in the car, no doubt to  +
-   jeer at any walkers who might come by. . However, I am pleased to  +
-   report that his white-anting was somewhat mitigated by his stowing ​ +
-   all 5 bodies and 4 packs into the Renault and driving them home.+
  
-       So for August the programme trips drew 41 members and 8 pros-  +So for August the programme trips drew 41 members and 8 prospectives.
-   ​pectives.+
  
  
-                    ​PAGING TEE PAGES. ​+PAGING TEE PAGES. ​
  
        You will note on consulting the Walks Programme that on the week-         You will note on consulting the Walks Programme that on the week- 
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