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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. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.+A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms, "Northcote Building", Reiby Place: Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O., Sydney. 'Phone JW1462.
  
 ====No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/-==== ====No. 315 March 1961 Price 1/-====
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-|Sanitarian Health Food| 7|+|Sanitarium Health Food| 7|
 |Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service| 9| |Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service| 9|
 |Paddy's|13| |Paddy's|13|
  
 =====Whither Or Wither?===== =====Whither Or Wither?=====
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-WHITHER OR WITHER ?  
  
 Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers, who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?" (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?" (Join the N.P.A!) Referring of coarse to Bushwalkers, who, at the start of the new Club year, may now examine their pals to find the answer to questions such as "Does the Committee need me?" (and how!) or, "What Walks can I put on the Walks Programme?" (just ask the Walks Secretary, you'll soon find out), or "How cat I help secure more National Parks and better National Parks Service?" (Join the N.P.A!)
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 =====The Annual Reunion.===== =====The Annual Reunion.=====
  
-Date: llth-12th March.+Date: 11th-12th March.
 Location: Wood's Creek (On Grose River). Location: Wood's Creek (On Grose River).
  
-Train: 1.09 p m. from Central on Saturday - arrives Richmond 2.51 p m. Private transport will be used to take train travellers to Wood's Creek. If you can't organise a lift for yourself __OR__ If you can provide transport far one or two... Please contact The Transport Organiser, Eric Adcock. 'Phone: UA3257.+Train: 1.09 p.m. from Central on Saturday - arrives Richmond 2.51 p.m. Private transport will be used to take train travellers to Wood's Creek. If you can't organise a lift for yourself __OR__ If you can provide transport far one or two... Please contact The Transport Organiser, Eric Adcock. 'Phone: UA3257.
  
 __Note__: If rivers are flooded, Reunion will be held at Long Angle Gully. __Note__: If rivers are flooded, Reunion will be held at Long Angle Gully.
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 =====Around the Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains===== =====Around the Wollangambe - Northern Blue Mountains=====
  
-Alan Round+Alan Round
  
 (To follow the route taken on this trip, see Katoomba and Wallerawang Military Maps.) (To follow the route taken on this trip, see Katoomba and Wallerawang Military Maps.)
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 - Frank Mort. - Frank Mort.
  
-One December evening, in the wilds of Ultimo, 'Myles Dunnhy chanted magical words such as Guouogang, Budthingeroo, Whengee-Whungee , Wooglemai, to seven very interested youths.+One December evening, in the wilds of Ultimo, 'Myles Dunphy chanted magical words such as Guouogang, Budthingeroo, Whengee-Whungee , Wooglemai, to seven very interested youths.
  
 As a result of these incantations, on Monday the 21st December, seven of our party, tuckered for ten days, invaded the Caves Express with 50-65 lb. packs. As a result of these incantations, on Monday the 21st December, seven of our party, tuckered for ten days, invaded the Caves Express with 50-65 lb. packs.
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 At Katoomba, Don Wallace and a touring car awaited us and we did the 58 miles to the Kanangra turn-off in record time, arriving at 3.45 p.m. At 6.45 we sighted, and shortly after camped within view of, Cunningham's Hut. Old Cunningham seemed quite pleased to see us, and after paddling in the Budthingeroo Creek running through his selection, we cut bedding, swatted spiders, and by eleven o'clock were s'endormix profondement. At Katoomba, Don Wallace and a touring car awaited us and we did the 58 miles to the Kanangra turn-off in record time, arriving at 3.45 p.m. At 6.45 we sighted, and shortly after camped within view of, Cunningham's Hut. Old Cunningham seemed quite pleased to see us, and after paddling in the Budthingeroo Creek running through his selection, we cut bedding, swatted spiders, and by eleven o'clock were s'endormix profondement.
  
-Next morning, without packs, we made cur may to "Green Hillock", 4,300' and took prismatic bearings to all the prominent points. The Paralyser, Cyclops and Baldy Harry on the Thuurat Range were facing us, whilst Gangerang, Guouogang (Goo-wo-wo-gang) and Mount Jenolan were plainly visible.+Next morning, without packs, we made cur may to "Green Hillock", 4,300' and took prismatic bearings to all the prominent points. The Paralyser, Cyclops and Baldy Harry on the Thurat Range were facing us, whilst Gangerang, Guouogang (Goo-wo-wo-gang) and Mount Jenolan were plainly visible.
  
 Roly Whalan's old selection and the Swamps heading Mumbedah and Kanangaroo Creeks lay below us. Descending we made our may to the place where the Kanangaroo dives over the divide, but a dense fog obscured the scene and its persistence lost us a fine view. Roly Whalan's old selection and the Swamps heading Mumbedah and Kanangaroo Creeks lay below us. Descending we made our may to the place where the Kanangaroo dives over the divide, but a dense fog obscured the scene and its persistence lost us a fine view.
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 The return journey was more difficult than the previous night's, for there was no moon to help us. Luther's slash blazed dray track, very ill-defined, proved a godsend and with much relief we again set our feet on the Kanangra Track (12 miles with short cuts). The return journey was more difficult than the previous night's, for there was no moon to help us. Luther's slash blazed dray track, very ill-defined, proved a godsend and with much relief we again set our feet on the Kanangra Track (12 miles with short cuts).
  
-__Friday__: Breaking camp early, we set off for the "T" (Thurat) tree from which we reblazed the track to the Upper Morong or Boyd Creek, and camped at the first water. We all felt tired, but set out lightheartedly enough for Gentle'Sheerdomn, after lunch. At the Thurat Trig we found a message left by Max Gentle in a syrup tin and shortly after topped the Thurat Range.+__Friday__: Breaking camp early, we set off for the "T" (Thurat) tree from which we reblazed the track to the Upper Morong or Boyd Creek, and camped at the first water. We all felt tired, but set out lightheartedly enough for Gentle'Sheerdown, after lunch. At the Thurat Trig we found a message left by Max Gentle in a syrup tin and shortly after topped the Thurat Range.
  
 The view was most comprehensive and beggars description by its vastness. Crossing Danae Creek we followed down a ridge through thick jungle growth to Gentle's Sheerdown, reached by crossing a narrow neck with a sheer drop either side. The view was most comprehensive and beggars description by its vastness. Crossing Danae Creek we followed down a ridge through thick jungle growth to Gentle's Sheerdown, reached by crossing a narrow neck with a sheer drop either side.
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 Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort. Those comprising the party were :- Myles Dunphy (Leader), Len Bourne, Herman (Norm) Colton, Herbert Freeman, Norm. Hodges, Jack Osborne, Don Wallace, Frank Mort.
  
-TIE CAR TRIAL.+=====The Car Trial.===== 
 - David Ingram. - David Ingram.
  
-When the current Walks Programme was being prepared last November, there were several weekends during January and February when no walks Or excursions of aAy kind had been volunteered by leaders. In an effort to help, Jim Brown and I, remembering that it was 2 years sinbe the Club had had a Car Trial, decided that llthl2th February -would be a suitable date for this type of function. +When the current Walks Programme was being prepared last November, there were several weekends during January and February when no walks or excursions of any kind had been volunteered by leaders. In an effort to help, Jim Brown and I, remembering that it was 2 years since the Club had had a Car Trial, decided that 11th-12th February would be a suitable date for this type of function. 
-Three weeks before that date, we co-opted the services of the tirelessAdmiral" Anderson and spent 11hours and travelled about 150 miles getting clues for suitable questions, writing up route directions, reading notices on historical places and buildingsinspecting camping and picnic sites and interviewing the owners. Actually we had a most enjoyable (if strenuous) day. Then Jim spent about 4 hours or so writing up suitable questions and directors for the instruction sheets. Next, Jess Martin spent a couple of hours typing the stencils. Then Jess, Denise Hull and I had a bit of a struggle with the Club's duplicator to produce the instruction sheets. + 
-All was now ready, so we sat back to see whether we could snare anybody in our +Three weeks before that date, we co-opted the services of the tireless Admiral" Anderson and spent 11 hours and travelled about 150 miles getting clues for suitable questions, writing up route directions, reading notices on historical places and buildingsinspecting camping and picnic sites and interviewing the owners. Actually we had a most enjoyable (if strenuous) day. Then Jim spent about 4 hours or so writing up suitable questions and directors for the instruction sheets. Next, Jess Martin spent a couple of hours typing the stencils. Then Jess, Denise Hull and I had a bit of a struggle with the Club's duplicator to produce the instruction sheets. 
-net. By Wednesday 8th, there were 8 carStheir drivers and teams of enthusiastic quizz kids, who had notified that they would be competing. Unfortunately, at + 
-least two members who wished to come were unable to find accommodation owing to +All was now ready, so we sat back to see whether we could snare anybody in our net. By Wednesday 8th, there were 8 cars, their drivers and teams of enthusiastic quizz kids, who had notified that they would be competing. Unfortunately, at least two members who wished to come were unable to find accommodation owing to the small number of cars competing. On the great day, Saturday 11th, a final tally of 7 cars with their teams of competitors and 2 control cars lined up for the start, which was delayed slightly owing to missed train connections and late running on the Western line. 
-the small amber of cars competing. On the great day, Saturday 11th, a final tally + 
-of 7 cars with their teams of competitors and 2 control cars lined up for the start, which was delayed slightly owing to missed train connections and late running on the Western line. +By 1.30 p.m. all cars had left Strathfield Station and were travelling along Parramatta Road with the observers busy solving the questions in the instruction sheets. Passing under the pedestrian overbridge at North Auburn, unusually heavy pedestrian traffic was noticed on the structure. They could have been counting the number of steps on each side. At Harris Park, Kevin Ardill was noticed streaking across a paddock adjacent to Elizabeth Farm. He could have been seeking the old town boundary stone, which, even if slightly overgrown, still stands beside the kerb in Alfred Street. 
-By 1.30 p m. all cars had left Strathfield Station and were travelling along + 
-Parramatta Road with the observers busy solving the questions in the instruction sheets. Passing under the pedestrian overbridge at North Auburn, unusually heavy +On through Parramatta to Northmead where most competitors evinced great interest in a cactus garden.  Then to Baulkam Hills, Castle Hill and Dural, where the numerous signs erected by Charley and Clayton, Estate Agents, caused a little confusion, and a sign advertising virgin acres for sale set off a search for 9 other signs containing the word "acres". At Kenthurst, a standpipe provided water for afternoon tea, as well as the answer to two questions. Then on to McClymont's Road, where the President's party had arrived before the checkers. Here, opportunity was provided for short relaxation and time to gather the required open seed pod of Lambertia formosa and an empty beer bottle, to be filled later with water from a certain creek. When submitted after tea that night for analysis by the checkers, some of the water gave a result suspiciously like washing up water. Obviously somebody forgot to fill the bottle as required. 
-pedestrian traffic was noticed on the structure. They could have been counting the number of steps on each side. At Harris Park, Kevin Ardill was noticed streaking across a paddock adjacent to Elizabeth Fain. He could have been seeking + 
-the old town boundary stone, which, even if slightly overgrown, still stands beside the kerb in Alfred Street. +At Cataract Creek Bridge, we got the message "Ban the Blurtaphone" written on the post, and at Maraylya a few competitors were in difficulty following around a circular route in the village. Then on to Windsor with a stop at Oakville to answer a few questions. Out on to the Putty Road, where we found the cost of a ton of sand, then through Wilberforce and a quick run to the Colo River Bridge, where a left hand turn and a couple of miles travel brought us to the Somerset Camping Ground. 
-On through Parramatta to Ncrthmead where most competitors evinced great + 
-interest in a cactus garden.  Then to Baulkam Hills, Castle Hill and Dural, where +Here, by prior arrangement, tent poles, fire wood and fire places, also picnic tables and seats, were waiting. This made the setting up of camps a fairly quick business. There was plenty of water in the Colo River and the cool, wet sand inspired one competitor to bury a couple of bottles of beer in it. Unfortunately, he didn't know that there is a considerable rise in the water level at the tide rises further down the river, with the result next morning that the bottles couldn't be located even after numerous diving attempts. 
-12. + 
-the numerous signs erected by Charley and Clayton, Estate Agents, caused a little confusion, and a sign advertising virgin acres for sale set off a search for 9 other signs containing the word nacres". At Kenthurst, a standpipe provided water for afternoon tea, as well as the answer to two questions. Then on to NbCIymont's Road, where the President's party had arrived before the checkers. +The morning was foggy, but soon cleared to a lovely late Summer day. Several competitors enjoyed an early morning dip and were ready soon after 9 a.m. to resume the jaunt. The course followed the Colo River in a Westerly direction along river flats where ripening melons, pumpkins and corn, also orange trees laden with young fruit were in abundance. 
-Here, opportunity was provided for Short relaxation and time to gather the required + 
-open seed pod of Iambertia formosa and an empty beer bottle, to be filled later +Just at the entrance of the so called "horror stretch" the car conveying Reg Meakins and party was delayed by carburettor trouble. By midday we were all on the road again for Wheeney Creek and Lower Kurrajong. The "horror stretch" consisted of about 3 miles of hilly, stoney road easily negotiable with care and in low gear. The scenery in this locality is really good and was much admired. 
-with water from a certain creek. When submitted after tea that night for analysis + 
-by the checkers, some of the water gave a result suspiciously like washing up water. Obviously somebody forgot to fill the bottle as required. +Back on good roads after the climb out of Meeney Creek, an old type "N" type tram car in a paddock caused a bit of head scratching to arrive at the correct answer. Without wasting any time, on to Richmond where the answers to four questions were plainly shown on the Railway Station. St. Matthew's Church and Parsonage and the recently restored Court House at Windsor, all dating from around 1820, were all fruitful sources for answers to the contents of the question sheets. Last stop was Caddie Picnic Ground at Cattai Creek for a late lunch, a swim in the Hawkesbury River and the weighing of the stone of 7 1/2 lbs., Which had to be picked up during the morning, on a set of scales that could have been in use not so long after 1820. 
-At Cataract Greek Bridge, we got the message "Ban the BIurtaphone" written on the post, and at Naraylya a few competitors were in difficulty following around a circular route in the village. Then on to Windsor with a stop at Oakville to + 
-answer a few questions. Out on to the Putty Road, where we found the cost of a ton of sand, then throughWilberforce and a quick run to the Colo River Bridge, +In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p.m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area which is not generally as well known as it should be. In fact, several competitors were keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this nature. However, Jim and I both feel that, even though we had a lot of fun organising the trial, the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the number of members' cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car owners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful. 
-where a left hand turn and a couple of miles travel brought us to the Somerset + 
-Camping Ground. +====The winners:-==== 
-Here, by prior arrangement, tent poles, fire wood and fire places, also picnic tables and seats, were waiting. This made the setting up of camps a fairly cruick business. There was plenty of water in the Colo River and the cool, wet sand inspired one competitor to bury a couple of bottles of beer in it. Unfortunately., he didn't know that there is a considerable rise in the water level at the tide rises further down the river, with the result naxt morning that the bottles couldn't be located even after numerous diving attempts. + 
-The morning was foggy, but soon cleared to a lovely late Summer day. Several competitors enjoyed an early morning dip and were ready soon after 9 a m. to resume the jaunt. The course followed the Colo River in a-Westerly direction along river flats where ripening melons, pumpkins and corn, also orange trees laden with young fruit were in abundance. +|Bob Binks' Party|92 Points| 
-Just at the entrance of the so called "horror stretch" the car conveying +|Colin Ferguson's Party|90 Points| 
-Reg Neakins and party was delayed by carburettor trouble. By midday we were all on the road again for Wheeney Creek and Lower Kurrajong. The "horror stretch" consisted of about 3 miles of hilly, stoney road easily negotiable with care and in low gear. The scenery in this locality is really good and was much admired. +|Reg Meakins' Party|90 Points| 
-Back on good roads after the climb out of Meeney Creek, an old type "EP type tram car in a paddock caused a bit of head scratching to arrive at the correct answer. Without -wasting any time, on to Richmond there the answers to four questions were plainly shown on the Railway Station. St. Matthew's Church and Parsonage and the recently restored Court House at Windsor, all dating from around 18202 were all fruitful sources for answers to the contents of the question sheets. Last stop was Caddie Picnic Ground at Cattai Creek for a late lunch, a swim in the Hawkesbury River and the weighing of the stone of 7i lbs., Which had to be picked up during the mornings on a set of scales that could have been in use not so long after 1820. + 
-In true Bushwalker fashion, the urge to return home set in, and by 3.30 p m. on a lovely afternoon all except one car had departed on the homeward journey. All agreed, prior to departure, that they had had a most enjoyable trip in an area Which ic not generally as well known as it Should be. In fact, several competitors were +=====Paddy Made.===== 
-for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you. + 
-Something new and worthy of your inspection, in fact what you have been looking for for years :- +Put your best foot forward and step down to Paddy'for some Easter shopping, for we have a whole shop full of gear for you. 
-A superlightweight, proofed nylon, knee 1en6Lh, parkatype jacket. Amere 8 ozs. of rugged protection and very good value at + 
-1-6.17. 6d. +Something new and worthy of your inspection, in fact what you have been looking for for years:- 
-A new shipment of reliable primus ichoofa" petrol stoves. These are always news itien they arrive so don't miss out - 59/- will make you the proud owner. + 
--Another growin favourite: Norwegian string singlets at 21 -. These are really wonderful - ask:the person who owns one.+A superlightweight, proofed nylon, knee 1ength, parka type jacket. A mere 8 ozs. of rugged protection and very good value at £6.17.6d. 
 + 
 +A new shipment of reliable primus 'choofa' petrol stoves. These are always news when they arrive so don't miss out - 59/- will make you the proud owner. 
 + 
 +Another growing favourite: Norwegian string singlets at 21/-. These are really wonderful - ask the person who owns one. 
 Did you know that you can now buy dehydrated citrus pure fruit powder? Well, you can. Umpteen lemons and lime for only 3/9d. Did you know that you can now buy dehydrated citrus pure fruit powder? Well, you can. Umpteen lemons and lime for only 3/9d.
-IF YOU NEED /-111Y REFAMS TO YOUR EQUIP= BEI,ORE EASTER LET US HAVE IT NOW.+ 
 +If you need any repairs to your equipment before Easter let us have it __now__. 
 Prospective purchasers of new gear will find it best to shop before MAY. Prospective purchasers of new gear will find it best to shop before MAY.
-PADDY PAWN DI + 
-Lightweight Camp Gear +Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. 201 Castlereagh StSydneyBM2685 
-20! CASTLEREAGH Si SYDNEY + 
-BM2685 +=====National Parks Association Outings.===== 
-'PUT + 
-YOUR +__Quarterly General Meeting__: __MondayMarch 13that 7.30 p.m.__ Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break. 
-BEST FOOT + 
-14- +__The long Weekend, 28-30th january__. Twenty four members and children attended the N.P.A. Outing to Colo River at Central Colo. 
-keen enough to inquire when we could have another outing of this natureHoweverJim and I both feel thateven though 1.fie had a lot of fun organising the trial,- the response did not justify the hours we and our helpers put into it. When one sees the nizober ofmembere cars leaving the vicinity of the Club room on Wednesday evening, our efforts to induce the car oTners to travel off the beaten track by car seem to have been unsuccessful. + 
-THE WINNERS  :- +A very suitable camp site was selected right on the bank of the Colo, and owing to the heat (it was 106 degrees in Sydney on the Sunday) swimming was the chief pastime throughout the weekend. An interesting fact is that the river at Central Colo, though fresh and drinkable, rises and falls several feet with the tide. 
-Bob Binkst Party  92Points Colin Ferguson's Party 90 +
-Reg Meakilts' Party 90 +
-NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OUTIM-S +
-"Qua rter3z1,_yL..__,/a.._rch.1.3112.1_2b7.23.9....aat Meeting Room is on the Seventh Floor, G.U.O.O.F. Building, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Members bring slides of areas visited over Christmas Break. +
-The long Weekend, 28-30th... january. Twenty four members and children attended the N.P.A. Outing to Colo River at Central Colo. +
-A very suitable camp site was selected right on the bank of the Colo, and owing to the heat (it was 106 degrees in Sydney on the Sunday) swimuri..n,was +
-the chj_ef pastime throughout the weekend. An interesting fact is that the river at Central Colo, though fresh and drinkable, rises and falls several feet with the tide.+
 Some short side excursions were done during the weekend, including trips to Gee's Lagoon, Ferrari Farm Sanctuary and the scenic and historic Parr's Brush Road. There is still a need for more reserves for Public Recreation in the Colo Valley. Some short side excursions were done during the weekend, including trips to Gee's Lagoon, Ferrari Farm Sanctuary and the scenic and historic Parr's Brush Road. There is still a need for more reserves for Public Recreation in the Colo Valley.
-As a result of the Outing, we were pleased to welcome to N.P.A. Membership H.,Fitzgerald, owner of "Shady Acres", Picnic Park and Sanctuary. + 
-EASTERNarch 31 - April 1, 2, 3rd -- Endrick River near Nerriga. Suggested Route:Princes Highway through Nowra to Tomerong where Nerriga-Braidwood Road turns off on right. Follow this road up the Turpentine Range over the Sassafras Mountain for thirty five miles to campsite about two hundred yards short of the Endrick River Bridge. Campsite will be established in Travelling Stock Reserve (T.S.R0 about one hundred (100) yards off road to right. A call at Tianjara Falls leaves road near notice advising road liable to flooding and about fifty (50) yards before splash crossing. Return could be made through Braidwood, Goulburn or Marulen, if desired. +As a result of the Outing, we were pleased to welcome to N.P.A. Membership Mr. H. Fitzgerald, owner of "Shady Acres", Picnic Park and Sanctuary. 
-Miff 6-7TH BUNG-ONIA. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. + 
-Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "Bungonia, 11 mil  es" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water. +__Easter__March 31 - April 1, 2, 3rd -- Endrick River near Nerriga. Suggested Route: Princes Highway through Nowra to Tomerong where Nerriga-Braidwood Road turns off on right. Follow this road up the Turpentine Range over the Sassafras Mountain for thirty five miles to campsite about two hundred yards short of the Endrick River Bridge. Campsite will be established in Travelling Stock Reserve (T.S.R) about one hundred (100) yards off road to right. A call at Tianjara Falls leaves road near notice advising road liable to flooding and about fifty (50) yards before splash crossing. Return could be made through Braidwood, Goulburn or Marulen, if desired. 
-i5. + 
-WATCH OUT FOR THE INDIANS+__May 6-7th Bungonia__. Camp on the Bungonia Caves Reserve. Take Hume Highway to point about two miles south of Marulan, take road marked "Bungonia, 11 miles" turn left at junction of Goulburn Road, cross bridge, take first turn left and proceed six miles to Reserve. As tank at Reserve is unreliable (punctured with bullet holes) it would be wise to carry some drinking water. 
-- Keith Renwick. Carlsbad Caves+ 
-There are different tour $ leaving all the time, but we went on the first one of the day at 8.30 a m. (3i hours for $1.50). Contrasting with other cave systems, where they go to great lengths to prevent people taking photos, here they encourage it. So much so that they have special tours on for Photographers on which you can'go unless you have got a cameraAltogether the number of visitors per year runs into the millions mark. +=====Watch Out For The Indians.===== 
-The natural entrance into the cave, which was the way we metie going ins was o4:5?a hundred yearde or so to the side of the 'main building and it was here that our "party" gathered, only about 'DO this timeit being early in the morningThe guide, one of three or four with the part, then yapped for about 5 minutes on he rigours of the trail, how long it took, what to expect and time and time again said that if anyone was at all dubious about going, to drop behind now and they can go back to the"ticket office and dhange their tickets for a less strenuous expedition. After alls this was the longest and hardest trip they had to offer. All 11-miles of down hill tar seal hand rail encrusted track.  + 
-lib move on two hundred yards and sit down on rows of picnic-like benches.  Another guide and another discourse, this time the usual on cave formation finishing up with a minute or so lecture to parent s on keeping control of their children who apparently, apart from breaking off formations and jumping into bottomless pits, are also guilty of chalking rude Slogans on the wall, biting other toul'ists on the ankles, and scaring the living daylights out of people with 'weak hearts. +- Keith Renwick. 
-The contrast between the children of Americans and the children of some of the + 
-other countries is really an eye-opener. In places where life doesn't come so easily theyreally appreciate life and other people's feelings, but where everything is provided for them they appreciate nothing and are thoroughly bored with +__Carlsbad Caves__. 
-life. (Most certainly not all Americans are like this, but the groups you meet + 
-in crowds often are.) +There are different tours leaving all the time, but we went on the first one of the day at 8.30 a.m. (3 1/2 hours for $1.50). Contrasting with other cave systems, where they go to great lengths to prevent people taking photos, here they encourage it. So much so that they have special tours on for Photographers on which you __can't__ go unless you have got a cameraAltogether the number of visitors per year runs into the millions mark. 
-The guides did a good job with the descriptions of caves and their formation + 
-and once again made as much educational use as possible of the natural scenery. +The natural entrance into the cave, which was the way we were going in, was only a hundred yards or so to the side of the main building and it was here that our "party" gathered, only about 100 this timeit being early in the morningThe guide, one of three or four with the part, then yapped for about 5 minutes on the rigours of the trail, how long it took, what to expect and time and time again said that if anyone was at all dubious about going, to drop behind now and they can go back to the ticket office and change their tickets for a less strenuous expedition. After all, this was the longest and hardest trip they had to offer. __All 1 3/4 miles of down hilltar sealhand rail encrusted track.__ 
-They even have a Ranger who wanders back and forth along the line so that the people can ask him questions instead of trying to get up to the front of the line to ask the guide there. I'm afraid I asked too many awkward ones and he moved on as SD on as he could. +  
-After about a mile we came to the escape route. Here he went all over the  +We move on two hundred yards and sit down on rows of picnic-like benches.  Another guide and another discourse, this time the usual on cave formation finishing up with a minute or so lecture to parents on keeping control of their children who apparently, apart from breaking off formations and jumping into bottomless pits, are also guilty of chalking rude slogans on the wall, biting other tourists on the ankles, and scaring the living daylights out of people with weak hearts. The contrast between the children of Americans and the children of some of the other countries is really an eye-opener. In places where life doesn't come so easily they really appreciate life and other people's feelings, but where everything is provided for them they appreciate nothing and are thoroughly bored with life. (Most certainly not all Americans are like this, but the groups you meet in crowds often are.) 
-rigmarole again and some mare felt they had done too much, so they took the short cut to the lunch :roam. They missed the best part of the trip, because now we + 
-came into the chambers which had formations in then. The formations mere good but dry. We did a circular tour of the se, then back to the lunch room where you could bay practically anythihg - at a price - and then into the Big Room which as caves go is pretty big, and well filled with formation (also dry). It has a +The guides did a good job with the descriptions of caves and their formation and once again made as much educational use as possible of the natural scenery. They even have a Ranger who wanders back and forth along the line so that the people can ask him questions instead of trying to get up to the front of the line to ask the guide there. I'm afraid I asked too many awkward ones and he moved on as soon as he could. 
-relatively level floor and is about 2,000' long, 400' wide and 200' high. + 
-Then back to the lunch room for the big lift. They really shove the people through this cave in vast quantities. There isn't just one lift to the surface, there are four, each carrying 25 people 800' through solid rock in 3 minutes up +After about a mile we came to the escape route. Here he went all over the rigmarole again and some more felt they had done too much, so they took the short cut to the lunch room. They missed the best part of the trip, because now we came into the chambers which had formations in then. The formations were good but dry. We did a circular tour of these, then back to the lunch room where you could buy practically anything - at a price - and then into the Big Room which as caves go is pretty big, and well filled with formation (also dry). It has a relatively level floor and is about 2,000' long, 400' wide and 200' high. 
-16. + 
-(2 minutes down) and that adds up to about 100 people in five minutes, and that's moving people - as far as caves are concerned: +Then back to the lunch room for the big lift. They really shove the people through this cave in vast quantities. There isn't just one lift to the surface, there are four, each carrying 25 people 800' through solid rock in 3 minutes up (2 minutes down) and that adds up to about 100 people in five minutes, and that's moving people - as far as caves are concerned
-Carlsbad Caves was the turning point and now it was back to San Francisco by another round about route. This called for a look over Hoover (Bouldet) + 
-Dam 724 feet high. What a hunk of concrete! One of the police chaps there said he'd have to stop the bus for me, as he did, otherwise they wouldn't have stopped thinkingI was only a hitchhiker. Through Las Vegas with its forest of flashing Neons to Reno. Here I took to gambling in a big way. I loaded 5 +Carlsbad Caves was the turning point and now it was back to San Francisco by another round about route. This called for a look over Hoover (Boulder) Dam 724 feet high. What a hunk of concrete! One of the police chaps there said he'd have to stop the bus for me, as he did, otherwise they wouldn't have stopped thinking I was only a hitchhiker. Through Las Vegas with its forest of flashing Neons to Reno. Here I took to gambling in a big way. I loaded 5 cents into one of them there one armed bandit things and pulled the lever. Fastly the fruit whizzed round and round. First one stopped, then the second one stopped - oh, the suspense was killing - then the third one stopped but, nothing happened. I didn't even get my 5 cents back so I reckoned the game wasn't fair and didn't play any more. 
-cents-into one of them there one armed bandit things and pulled the lever. Fastly the fruit whizzed round and round. First one stopped, then the second one stopped - oh, the suspense was killing - then the third one stopped but, nothing happened. I didn't even get my 5 cents back so I reckoned the game wasn't fair and didn't play any more. + 
-Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visittypical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in +Well, you know how people like to collect souvenirs from each place they visittypical of that place. I thought perhaps I might be able to get in Reno a commodity which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first! 
-Reno a commodity -which is really typical of the area - a divorce. Now divorces are easy to get in Reno as you've no doubt read, but unfortunately I wasn't able to satisfy my desire, because - you have to be married first! + 
-ARE YOU WALKING?+=====Are You Walking?===== 
 - Eric Adcock. - Eric Adcock.
-The suggestion at the last general meeting that the members of the Committee each prepare a black book of their recipes seems to me a veiled hint that we are like the lesser parts in Macbeth. Education is our only defence to this thinking. Even a black book in a filing cabinet containing what, when, and how is not going to be sufficient to let a prospective committee member know what he is in for. There is a need far an even more general education. This could be considered a disadvantage in some cases but in the case of the Walks Secretary   + 
-The job of Walks Secretary is a very obvious one. Three times a year the Walks Programme has to be filled with the results of blackmail and extortion. In each case, for a period of about six weeks previous to the appropriate committee +The suggestion at the last general meeting that the members of the Committee each prepare a black book of their recipes seems to me a veiled hint that we are like the lesser parts in Macbeth. Education is our only defence to this thinking. Even a black book in a filing cabinet containing what, when, and how is not going to be sufficient to let a prospective committee member know what he is in for. There is a need far an even more general education. This could be considered a disadvantage in some cases but in the case of the Walks Secretary... 
-member, one has to flit around the Club alighting on unsuspecting people and closing one's talons before they have a chance to escape. + 
-You hint, suggest, ask, urge, entreat, threaten and if need be, batter, people into submission. Finally they sign their name or put their mark and promise a -walk one dawn and fortynine to go. It is fortunate indeed that there are +The job of Walks Secretary is a very obvious one. Three times a year the Walks Programme has to be filled with the results of blackmail and extortion. In each case, for a period of about six weeks previous to the appropriate committee member, one has to flit around the Club alighting on unsuspecting people and closing one's talons before they have a chance to escape. 
-members of the Club mho lead more than their share of walks and actually volunteer + 
-their names. As Confucius once misquoted "May their tribe increase"+You hint, suggest, ask, urge, entreat, threaten and if need be, batter, people into submission. Finally they sign their name or put their mark and promise a walk one down and fortynine to go. It is fortunate indeed that there are members of the Club who lead more than their share of walks and actually volunteer their names. As Confucius once misquoted "May their tribe increase". 
-Persuasion, or Sheer persistence, can be helped considerably with a little plotting. Approach and surround the victim, holding up a sworn statement that he had during a moment of pressure before the Comittee said he would become a leader + 
-of walks l_ A display of the Walks Secretary's professional tools - thumb screws, +Persuasion, or sheer persistence, can be helped considerably with a little plotting. Approach and surround the victim, holding up a sworn statement that he had during a moment of pressure before the Committee said he would become a leader of walksA display of the Walks Secretary's professional tools - thumb screws, rack, noose and branding irons is often enough to clinch the matter. 
-rack, noose and branding irons is often enough to clinch the matter. + 
-17. +An office such as this ideally suits the members of the fairer sex! It represents chance for them to exercise their added persuasive powers as well as their innate vocal advantages developed from generations of practice. It is interesting to note that the aborigines have a legend describing how the two gods, the Moon and the Crow, combine their efforts to make people. It is the crow that predominates in the making of females. 
-An office such as this ideally suits the members of the fairer sax! It represents d,chance for them to exercise their added persuasive powersas well + 
-as their innate vocal advantages developed from generations of practice. It is interesting to note that the aborigines have a legend describing how tbe two +The other major duty of the Walks Secretary is to report at the Club each month all the interesting "goings onin the last four or five weeks. The obtaining of all this information is again often a reason for producing the thumbscrews. Even the official sheets that should be turned in by all leaders do not give the interesting snippets - those peculiar happenings on trips, or people lost, or shot, as they were too maimed or weak to return under their own steam, or people left for the betterment of mankind. 
-gods, the Noon and the Craw, combine their efforts to make people. It is the crow that predominates in the making of females. + 
-The other major duty of the Walks Secretary is to report at the Club each +Like the removal of a heavy pack, it is a wonderful feeling of relief when the programme is handed over for the final typing and printing. This feeling of elation is only marred by the odd blanks representing the weekends that are friendless and leaderless. That night you are relaxing when the 'phone rings. "You wish to lead a walk!" "No". "Two". 
-month all the interesting "goings on in the last four or five weeks. The obtain- + 
-ing of all this information is again often a reason for prodKcing the thumbscrews. Even the official sheets that should be turned in by all leaders do not give the interesting snippets - those peculiar happenings on trips, or people lost, or +It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and ... 
-shot, as they were too maimed or weak to return under their own steam, or people left for the betterment of mankind. + 
-Like the remotal of a heavy pack, it is a wonderful feeling of relief when the programme is handed over for the final typing and printing. This feeling of elation is only marred by the odd blanks representing the weekends that are friendless and leaderless. That night you are relaxing when the 'phone rings. Tcu wish to lead a walk:" "No". "Two"+=====Walking Guide.===== 
-It happens, not once, but twice, sometimes more, until you become a lump of quivering jelly. Next time you will rope up each person in turn and   + 
-WALKING GUIDE+(See also Day Walks...
-(See also Day Walks   + 
-MARCH 24-25-26 +|March 24-25-26|Yalwal, Bunbundah Creek - Point Possibility - Ettrema Rim - Ettrema Trig - Yalmal. A trip for the energetic. Unspoiled creek and gorge scenery. Spectacular cliffs and sheer dropdowns at Point Possibility... Car to Yalwal - see the remains of the old Gold workings. Some rock hopping and scrambling up Danjera Creek, over the pass into Bunbundah Creek and up onto the Ettrema plateau. See the views from the Point and along the cliffline - look down into Ettrema Creek. Circuit the tops and return to Yalwal. Map: Yalwal Military. Leader: Wilf Hilder (See leader early re transport.)| 
-Bunbundah Creek - Point Possibility - Ettrema Rim - Ettrema Trig -Yalmal. +|March 25-26|__Instructional__. Otford - Burning Palms - Lilyvale. Easy pleasant walking, good camping. Coastal scenery, swimming. Map: Port Hacking TouristLeader: Dick Child.| 
-A trip for the energetic. Unspoiled creek and gorge scenery. Spectacular cliffs and sheer dropdowns at Point Possibility .. Car to Yalwal - see the remains of the old Gold workings. Some rock hopping and scrambling up Danjera Creek, over the pass into Bunbundah Creek and up onto the Ettrema plateau. See the views from the Point and along the cliffline - look down into Ettrema Creek:. Circuit the tops and return to Yalta,Map: Yalwal Military. +|March 29-30-April 1-2-3|__Easter.__ Jerricknora Creek - MtRenwick - The Castle and return (2 week's notice for Transport arrangements). Route is along the Yadbora rim with views of Currockbilly, Pigeon House and coastal country. Easy climb onto Mt. Renwick from there magnificent views of The Castle and surrounding area can be had. For the intrepid, more magnificent views from The CastleThis is fascinating country. Be in it! Leader: John White.| 
-Leader: Will Hilder (See leader early re transport.) +|April 7-8-9Leura - Lockleys Pylon - Blue Gum - Blackheath. Road and track walk to Lockley's. Views across and down the Grose (MtsHay, King George, Tomah...). Steep descent to Blue Gun - good camping in forest of stately gums. Then mostly pleasant track climb to Blackheath, probably through the scenic Grand Canyon. Map: Katoomba Military. Leader : Frank Young.
-MARCH 25-26 Instructional. + 
-Otford - Burning Palms - +---- 
-Easy pleasant walking, good camping. Coastal scenery, swimming. Map: Port Hacking Tourist + 
-Leader: Dick Child. +Would readers please note that although Robert (Strawberry) Jones attended the recent Commando trip clad only in underpants and a boiler suit (and boots, of coarse), there is no move afoot to start a new fashion for S.B.W's. Nor should the word ICI, written over his heartbe allowed any Gaelic significance. Force of circumstances demanded the borrowing of this all purpose garment. 
-MARCH 29-30 -) APRIL 1-2-3 + 
-EASTER - +---- 
-Jerricknara Creek - MtRenwick:- The Castle and return (2 leek's notice for Tranqport arrangements). +
-Route is along the Yadbora rim with views of Currockbilly, +
-Pigeon House and coastal country. Easy climb onto Mt.Renwick +
-from there magnificent views of The Castle and surrounding ar'ea can be had. For the intrepid, more magnificent views from The +
-CastleThis is fascinating country. Be in it! Leader: John White. +
-18. WALE IG Gr.ETE (Cont 'd.)  +
-APRIL 7-8-9 Leura Locklay'Pylon - Blue Gum.- Blackheath. +
-Road and track walk to Lockley's. Views across and down the Grose (MtsHay, King George, Tomah .). Steep descent to Blue Gun - good camping in forest of stately gums. Then mostly pleasant track climb to Blackheath, probably through the scenic Grand Canyon. Map: Katoomba Military. +
-Leader : Frank Young. +
-Would readers please note that although Robert (Strawberry) Jones attended the recent Commando trip clad only in underpants and a boiler suit (and boots, of coarse), there is no move afoot to start a new fashion for 5.W's. Nor should the word ICI, written over his heartbe allowed any Gaelic significance. Force of circumstances demanded the borrowing of this all purpose garment.+
 Roy Craggs has had to return home earlier than expected, and regrets that he will not be able to lead the previously advertised Kokoda Trail Walk. Roy Craggs has had to return home earlier than expected, and regrets that he will not be able to lead the previously advertised Kokoda Trail Walk.
-A TROPPO BUSH WALEIR 
- 1..01=M. ..11 
-R.C. 
-Saturday morning, a beautiful morning, but than they always are in Port Moresby. What shall I do this weekend? I went swimming last weekend and fidling the one before. Perhaps I could go for a walk in the hills. 
-The small dull ember deep in my breast (which is Bush Walki..ng) fans to a small flame. Is there some hope? With sudden zeal I pack my neglected rucksack - it s gone a bit mouldy since I last used it, but never mind, the sun and fresh air will fix that. 
-"It's going to be very hot walking in the hills", said the little devil. "Ignore him", cried the Bush Walk m "what are you, a man or a mouse?" "I am a man" squeaked I, and throwing on my pack set off full of determination. 
-By great misfortune my path took me 1:)y the "Four Mile Toilers' Tavern': From it 's iTrterior drifted sounds of clinking glasses, air conditionino and ripples of laughter. 
-"Make it a Schooner Joe, I've gab an omber to extinguish." 
-DON'T FORGET THE FEDERATION REUNION. 
-IMILIATELZEI. 
-(See Notice Board for details.) 
  
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 +
 +=====A Troppo Bush Walker.=====
 +
 +- R.C.
 +
 +Saturday morning, a beautiful morning, but than they always are in Port Moresby. What shall I do this weekend? I went swimming last weekend and fishing the one before. Perhaps I could go for a walk in the hills.
 +
 +The small dull ember deep in my breast (which is Bush Walking) fans to a small flame. Is there some hope? With sudden zeal I pack my neglected rucksack - it's gone a bit mouldy since I last used it, but never mind, the sun and fresh air will fix that.
 +
 +"It's going to be very hot walking in the hills", said the little devil. "Ignore him", cried the Bush Walker; "what are you, a man or a mouse?" "I am a man" squeaked I, and throwing on my pack set off full of determination.
 +
 +By great misfortune my path took me by the "Four Mile Toilers' Tavern". From its interior drifted sounds of clinking glasses, air conditioning and ripples of laughter.
 +
 +"Make it a Schooner Joe, I've gab an ember to extinguish."
 +
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 +
 +__Don't forget the Federation Reunion__. March 18th-19th. (See Notice Board for details.)
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