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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER.+**THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER**
  
 A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place, Sydney. Bag No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. Phone JN1462 A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place, Sydney. Bag No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. Phone JN1462
  
  
-309 SEPTEMBER 1960 Price 1/-+**309 SEPTEMBER 1960 Price 1/-**
  
-EditorDon Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514 +|**Editor** | Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. WJ3514| 
-ReproductionDenise Hull +|**Reproduction**| Denise Hull | 
-Sales & Subs.Eileen Taylor +|**Sales & Subs.**| Eileen Taylor | 
-Business ManagerBrian Harvey  +|**Business Manager**| Brian Harvey | 
-Typed by Jean Harvey+|**Typed** | Jean Harvey |
  
 +**CONTENTS**
  
-CONTENTS+|Editorial | 2| 
 +|The 1960 Walking Trial - Malcolm McGregor |2| 
 +|At Our August Meeting - Alex Colley |3| 
 +|Phoenix Fruits - Clarice Morris| 4| 
 +|S.B.W. to Rescue,  Bookluck in Bury |5| 
 +|Shale Mining Near Katoomba - John Luxton |6| 
 +|Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service (Advertisement) |9| 
 +|Sanitarium Health Food Advertisement |11| 
 +|Day Walks - David Ingram |14| 
 +|Paddy's Advertisement |13| 
 +|Letter to the Editor - Alex Colley |16| 
 +|Leap Year - "Vegie" |18|
  
-Editorial 
-The 1960 Walking Trial - Malcolm McGregor 2 
-At Our August Meeting - Alex Colley 3 
-Phoenix Fruits - Clarice Morris 4 
-S.B.W. to Rescue,  Bookluck in Bury 5 
-Shale Mining Near Katoomba - John Luxton 6 
-Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service (Advertisement) 9 
-Sanitarium Health Food Advertisement 11 
-Day Walks - David Ingram 14 
-Paddy's Advertisement 13 
-Letter to the Editor - Alex Colley 16 
-Leap Year - "Vegie" 18 
  
 +====== Editorial ======
  
-EDITORIAL 
  
 Sumer is icumen in Sumer is icumen in
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 If you don't feel like walking at all on the weekend September 16-17-18 come to Carlon's anyhow and join in the fun. If you don't feel like walking at all on the weekend September 16-17-18 come to Carlon's anyhow and join in the fun.
  
-** + 
-THE 1960 WALKING TRIAL.**+====== The 1960 Walking Trial ====== 
 - Malcolm McGregor. - Malcolm McGregor.
  
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-**SOCIAL DOINGS**+====== Social Doings ====== 
  
 SEPTEMBER 14TH SEPTEMBER 14TH
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-**AT OUR AUGUST MEETING** +====== At Our August Meeting ====== 
-Alex Colley.+ 
 +Alex Colley
  
 The first duty of our re-elected President was to welcome new member Herman Kantors.  Shortly after this there followed some interchange of Presidential pleasantries. Jack Gentle thanked us for reposing our confidence in him once again. An ex-President welcomed him back and revealed that there had been some difference of opinion in ex-Presidential circles as to whether Jack should once again be invested with the symbols of office. Another ex-President then moved a vote of thanks to ex-President Jim Brown for taking the Chair at the last meeting. The first duty of our re-elected President was to welcome new member Herman Kantors.  Shortly after this there followed some interchange of Presidential pleasantries. Jack Gentle thanked us for reposing our confidence in him once again. An ex-President welcomed him back and revealed that there had been some difference of opinion in ex-Presidential circles as to whether Jack should once again be invested with the symbols of office. Another ex-President then moved a vote of thanks to ex-President Jim Brown for taking the Chair at the last meeting.
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-**PHOENIX FRUITS** +====== Phoenix Fruits ====== 
-Clarice Morris.+ 
 +Clarice Morris
  
 Whenever wildflowers are mentioned I always think of the query about the chicken and the egg. Which came first et.? It is the same at the beginning of the wildflower season. It is one thing to go out, on wildflower walks and admire that massed beauty of chest-high eriostemon or the flaming heads of the Gymea Lily and another to want to see them blooming in your own gardens. Whenever wildflowers are mentioned I always think of the query about the chicken and the egg. Which came first et.? It is the same at the beginning of the wildflower season. It is one thing to go out, on wildflower walks and admire that massed beauty of chest-high eriostemon or the flaming heads of the Gymea Lily and another to want to see them blooming in your own gardens.
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 +====== S.B.W. To The Rescue or Bookluck In Bury ======
  
 Kinsdale, Ireland Kinsdale, Ireland
-**S.B.W. TO RESCUE or BOOKLUCK IN BURY.** 
 by 'Overseas correspondent'. by 'Overseas correspondent'.
  
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-**SHALE MINING AT KATOOMBA** +====== Shale Mining at Katoomba ====== 
 John Luxton. John Luxton.
  
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-**DAY WALKS**. +====== Day Walks ======
-- David Ingram.+
  
-SEPTEMBER 18TH Glenbrook - Red Hand Cave - The Oaks - Glenbrook.+David Ingram 
 + 
 +**SEPTEMBER 18TH** Glenbrook - Red Hand Cave - The Oaks - Glenbrook.
 12 miles. 12 miles.
 8.20 a m. Mt. Victoria train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrook. Tickets: Glenbrook return at 13/9d. 8.20 a m. Mt. Victoria train from Central Steam Station to Glenbrook. Tickets: Glenbrook return at 13/9d.
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 Leader: David Ingram. Leader: David Ingram.
  
-SEPTEMBER 25TH+**SEPTEMBER 25TH**
 Cronulla - launch to Bundeena - Deer Pool - Waratah Valley - Bundeena. 8 miles. 8.50 am electric train Central - Cronulla. Cronulla - launch to Bundeena - Deer Pool - Waratah Valley - Bundeena. 8 miles. 8.50 am electric train Central - Cronulla.
 Tickets: Cronulla return at 5/3d. plus return ferry fare. An ideal trip for new members taking in the north-eastern corner of the Royal National Park. Deer Pool is a lovely lunch spot. Waratah Valley is well named and the blooms should be at their best. Tickets: Cronulla return at 5/3d. plus return ferry fare. An ideal trip for new members taking in the north-eastern corner of the Royal National Park. Deer Pool is a lovely lunch spot. Waratah Valley is well named and the blooms should be at their best.
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 Leader : Clem Hallstrom. For any further details ring him at LB6495 (most evenings). Leader : Clem Hallstrom. For any further details ring him at LB6495 (most evenings).
  
-OCTOBER 9TH+**OCTOBER 9TH**
 Pymble - bus to Warrimoo Road - Cowan Greek - Bobbin Head - Berowra. Shown as 10 map miles on the programme, but the actual distance would be nearer 12 miles. 9.10 a m. electric train Central to Pymble via Bridge. Tickets: Berowra via Bridge return at 5/10. Bus fare 1/-. Another good trip for beginners. Mostly track walking through some very attractive scenery of the Western part of Kuringai Chase. May be a few good stands of late wild flowers. Maps: Broken Bay Military, Hawkesbuy River Tourist. Pymble - bus to Warrimoo Road - Cowan Greek - Bobbin Head - Berowra. Shown as 10 map miles on the programme, but the actual distance would be nearer 12 miles. 9.10 a m. electric train Central to Pymble via Bridge. Tickets: Berowra via Bridge return at 5/10. Bus fare 1/-. Another good trip for beginners. Mostly track walking through some very attractive scenery of the Western part of Kuringai Chase. May be a few good stands of late wild flowers. Maps: Broken Bay Military, Hawkesbuy River Tourist.
 Leader: Pam Baker. Leader: Pam Baker.
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-NEWS FROM AUDREY KENWAY+**NEWS FROM AUDREY KENWAY**
  
 Ron Knightley wrote and we had dinner at the Overseas Club one night. He was staying just round the corner from where I was that week. There must be 10 SBW's over here now. We are all rushing about in different, directions, but hope to arrange a "reunion". Next week another girl and I are going to Scotland for Ron Knightley wrote and we had dinner at the Overseas Club one night. He was staying just round the corner from where I was that week. There must be 10 SBW's over here now. We are all rushing about in different, directions, but hope to arrange a "reunion". Next week another girl and I are going to Scotland for
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-THREE WALKS FOR THE LONG WEEKEND.+**THREE WALKS FOR THE LONG WEEKEND.**
  
 OCTOBER 1 - 2 - 3  OCTOBER 1 - 2 - 3 
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-LETTER TO THE EDITOR.+====== Letter to the Editor ====== 
 Dear Mr Editor, Dear Mr Editor,
  
 Allen Strom has read some unintended meanings into my article on Nadgee ("Just Beyond the Bulldozers"), so perhaps I had better elaborate, dull though this may be to your readers. Allen Strom has read some unintended meanings into my article on Nadgee ("Just Beyond the Bulldozers"), so perhaps I had better elaborate, dull though this may be to your readers.
  
-I didn't stress that Nadgee is a Faunal Reserve, because it has been stressed many times in the magazine, and those interested in such matters know it. Nor was it relevant to my theme, which was that the tide of exploitation (or "development"as we like to call it) spreading along the coast from Sydney and Melbourne had, as yet, barely lapped the South-east corner. If it were not for its remoteness and lack of good soil, Nadgee mould have been alienated, cleared, and perhaps subdivided, before now. And then there -wouldn't have been Buckley's chance of having it made a Faunal Reserve. +I didn't stress that Nadgee is a Faunal Reserve, because it has been stressed many times in the magazine, and those interested in such matters know it. Nor was it relevant to my theme, which was that the tide of exploitation (or "development" as we like to call it) spreading along the coast from Sydney and Melbourne had, as yet, barely lapped the South-east corner. If it were not for its remoteness and lack of good soil, Nadgee mould have been alienated, cleared, and perhaps subdivided, before now. And then there wouldn't have been Buckley's chance of having it made a Faunal Reserve. 
-As it is it will be developed as a park. The first job will be to clear the old timber road in from Ebrrika Creek. At a later stage the road will be tar sealed. And the time may come when a high speed road will be carved through it (as through National Park) so that tourists can enjoy its beauties without letting up on the accelerator. Tracks must be cut, shelter sheds erected and, possibly a bit later, kiosks, bathing sheds, hostels and other facilities provided. As Allen says, manpower and money will be needed (he doesn't mention the bulldozers, but they will be there). I don't think the lack of money will hold up these improvements for long. Nei- could any "vigilance" on my part prevent it. Once these places are publicised the money is found (e g. Kanangra). That is why I advise walkers to go soon, before the roads, tracks and buildings are constructed. + 
-It isof course, qpen to anyone to visit the area, and I would be the last to suggest that any law-abiding person be kept out. One cannot "get in for a cut" of something freely available to all. Nor did I suggest that anyone be "screened". Of course I wouldn't like to be screened, but why should I be when all I seek is to walk through the place and look:at it?+As it is it will be developed as a park. The first job will be to clear the old timber road in from Merrika Creek. At a later stage the road will be tar sealed. And the time may come when a high speed road will be carved through it (as through National Park) so that tourists can enjoy its beauties without letting up on the accelerator. Tracks must be cut, shelter sheds erected and, possibly a bit later, kiosks, bathing sheds, hostels and other facilities provided. As Allen says, manpower and money will be needed (he doesn't mention the bulldozers, but they will be there). I don't think the lack of money will hold up these improvements for long. Nor could any "vigilance" on my part prevent it. Once these places are publicised the money is found (e g. Kanangra). That is why I advise walkers to go soon, before the roads, tracks and buildings are constructed. 
 + 
 +It is of course open to anyone to visit the area, and I would be the last to suggest that any law abiding person be kept out. One cannot "get in for a cut" of something freely available to all. Nor did I suggest that anyone be "screened". Of course I wouldn't like to be screened, but why should I be when all I seek is to walk through the place and look at it?
 Yours sincerely, (Sgd.) Alex Colley. Yours sincerely, (Sgd.) Alex Colley.
-FOR THE UNINFORBED: Frm_"Fauna Conservation and the Wildlife Refuge Idea" November 1959. (Publication of the Fauna Protection Panel.) 
-"Nadgee Faunal Reserve, No.6 is in the south-eastern corner of the State, and has an area of about 28,000 acres, the largest of our Faunal Reserves to date. Its appreciable size makes it a very worthwhile factor in the fauna conservation progrmme of New South Wales and it could be of the highest value, not only in the matter of preservation and breeding of stocks but in the more important field of education. The Reserve is well protected, having the Nerrika River as its northern boundary, the seaboard on the east, a State Forest on the est and a vast area of swamp area south of the Victorian border. The Forestry Commission is interested in the land north of the Merrika and there are Moves to place the Victorian land under a National Park, contiguous with the hallacoota National Park. These are both very important moves. 
  
-A variety of habitats occur in this Reserve, which is well watered and protected from destruction by members of the public. There has been some illegal grazing and firing which could be effectively stopped by the establishment of a permanent Ranger at the only point of reasonable entrance. The main body of the Reserve is so well encircled by the Table Range that provided the co-operation of the Forestry Commission is secured on the western side, the entrance must be made from the north, where the Ranger would be stationed. The working plan approved for the Dadgee Faunal Reserve provides for this set-up with an access road of about twelve miles at the end. of which will be located a Visitor Reception Centre with camping and caravan + 
-sites and probably other accommodation at a later stage. The Ranger will be stationed at this point, a very attractive stay-over spot "Wally Newton's Beach". The plan envisages trails for the rest of the area and various means of stimulating +FOR THE UNINFORMED: From "Fauna Conservation and the Wildlife Refuge Idea" November 1959. (Publication of the Fauna Protection Panel.) 
-interest in the educative background of fauna conservation generally, and the Nadgee Faunal Reserve, in particular, at Wally Newton's Beach. The natural boundaries make +"Nadgee Faunal Reserve, No.6 is in the south-eastern corner of the State, and has an area of about 28,000 acres, the largest of our Faunal Reserves to date. Its appreciable size makes it a very worthwhile factor in the fauna conservation progrmme of New South Wales and it could be of the highest value, not only in the matter of preservation and breeding of stocks but in the more important field of education. The Reserve is well protected, having the Merrika River as its northern boundary, the seaboard on the east, a State Forest on the west and a vast area of swamp area south of the Victorian border. The Forestry Commission is interested in the land north of the Merrika and there are Moves to place the Victorian land under a National Park, contiguous with the Mallacoota National Park. These are both very important moves. 
-the area ideal for a Faunal Reserve as the animals present, including the Grey Kangaroo (Macropus major), cannot destroy crops and pastures on agricultural properties and yet the animals will be readily observable by visitors to the Reserve. The richness of the heathlands, the open forests and the vet forests, the many streams and the natural lagoons...all unaltered...malle exciting contemplation, since so very few similar areas would exist along our coastline today. Unspoiled by disturbances from Nan, the Lyre Birds are readily seen, whilst there are also colonies of Bellbirds in the gullies, and the Ground (Swamp) Parrots on the heath. Fauna conservation in New South Wales will take a big step forward When the Nadgee Faunal Reserve is finally, effectively managed."+ 
 +A variety of habitats occur in this Reserve, which is well watered and protected from destruction by members of the public. There has been some illegal grazing and firing which could be effectively stopped by the establishment of a permanent Ranger at the only point of reasonable entrance. The main body of the Reserve is so well encircled by the Table Range that provided the co-operation of the Forestry Commission is secured on the western side, the entrance must be made from the north, where the Ranger would be stationed. The working plan approved for the Nadgee Faunal Reserve provides for this set-up with an access road of about twelve miles at the end. of which will be located a Visitor Reception Centre with camping and caravan sites and probably other accommodation at a later stage. The Ranger will be stationed at this point, a very attractive stay-over spot "Wally Newton's Beach". The plan envisages trails for the rest of the area and various means of stimulating interest in the educative background of fauna conservation generally, and the Nadgee Faunal Reserve, in particular, at Wally Newton's Beach. The natural boundaries make the area ideal for a Faunal Reserve as the animals present, including the Grey Kangaroo (Macropus major), cannot destroy crops and pastures on agricultural properties and yet the animals will be readily observable by visitors to the Reserve. The richness of the heathlands, the open forests and the vet forests, the many streams and the natural lagoons...all unaltered...make exciting contemplation, since so very few similar areas would exist along our coastline today. Unspoiled by disturbances from Man, the Lyre Birds are readily seen, whilst there are also colonies of Bellbirds in the gullies, and the Ground (Swamp) Parrots on the heath. Fauna conservation in New South Wales will take a big step forward when the Nadgee Faunal Reserve is finally, effectively managed." 
  
 WILDFLOWERS WITH THE N.P.A. WILDFLOWERS WITH THE N.P.A.
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-LEAP YEAR.+====== Leap Year ====== 
 Veggie Veggie
  
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