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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.
  
 ====323 November 1961. Price 1/-==== ====323 November 1961. Price 1/-====
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 - Alex Colley. - Alex Colley.
  
-Four new mothers, Auriel Mitchell, Grace Rigg, Margaret Milson, and Ian Steven were welcomed by the President at the beginning of the meeting. It was left to Paddy Pallin to pin the badge on the fifth new member, RobertPallin, and welcome him into the club in the French manner. Whether the President will adopt this style of welcome remains to be seen.+Four new mothers, Auriel Mitchell, Grace Rigg, Margaret Milson, and Ian Steven were welcomed by the President at the beginning of the meeting. It was left to Paddy Pallin to pin the badge on the fifth new member, Robert Pallin, and welcome him into the club in the French manner. Whether the President will adopt this style of welcome remains to be seen.
  
-In correspondence we learned that Federation had appointed a Tracks and Access Committee and, at Paddy's suggestion, we referred to the committee the problem of access to Kuringai Park around the brickworks at Terrey Hills.+In correspondence we learned that Federation had appointed a Tracks and Access Committee and, at Paddy's suggestion, we referred to the committee the problem of access to Kuringgai Park around the brickworks at Terrey Hills.
  
 Then there was news of another donation to Club Funds - no less than £50 from Fred Kennedy, with a suggestion that it might be used for a new typewriter. The President thanked Fred warmly for this generous gift. Then there was news of another donation to Club Funds - no less than £50 from Fred Kennedy, with a suggestion that it might be used for a new typewriter. The President thanked Fred warmly for this generous gift.
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 Here are a few more of the long ago - all in this same letter - and in the light of history - really amusing. Some car comment too! Here are a few more of the long ago - all in this same letter - and in the light of history - really amusing. Some car comment too!
  
-"Saw a Henderson Mobike in Coma, it did 108 M. in 3 hours. Is that good? This town (Queanbeyan) is full of Lizzies - 1896 models - stacks of row and stacks of pace. Heard Hughes and federal members speak here - fowlhouse lot - awfu1ly like a club council meeting and THEY are the heads!! Hughes!!! gee!! Quite loyal meeting though - had 10 half washed kids armed with flags which they waved when Billy came in. So appropriate though. And a final note of social life. Saw Mary Pickford last night - bosker, came home to big log fire - and Mrs. Gardiner (the landlady) had some onions -aiting in the ashes. Had 'em with batter - pepper, bread, tea, bosker! Glass 54 outside. My board was round about 22/6d. p.w.+"Saw a Henderson Mobike in Coma, it did 108 M. in 3 hours. Is that good? This town (Queanbeyan) is full of Lizzies - 1896 models - stacks of row and stacks of pace. Heard Hughes and federal members speak here - fowlhouse lot - awfu1ly like a club council meeting and THEY are the heads!! Hughes!!! gee!! Quite loyal meeting though - had 10 half washed kids armed with flags which they waved when Billy came in. So appropriate though. And a final note of social life. Saw Mary Pickford last night - bosker, came home to big log fire - and Mrs. Gardiner (the landlady) had some onions waiting in the ashes. Had 'em with batter - pepper, bread, tea, bosker! Glass 54 outside. My board was round about 22/6d. p.w.
  
 Happy pre fission and commo days, when ignorance WAS bliss. Happy pre fission and commo days, when ignorance WAS bliss.
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 Isn't "suspect tube is done" priceless. I was always a verra serious bloke. And what a picture of an exultant schoolboy of 41 tender, not bender, years. Where where where where where could you find another Mrs. Gardiner today?!! And in all these miles, met NOT ONE vehicle - the passionate dream of every motorist today. Isn't "suspect tube is done" priceless. I was always a verra serious bloke. And what a picture of an exultant schoolboy of 41 tender, not bender, years. Where where where where where could you find another Mrs. Gardiner today?!! And in all these miles, met NOT ONE vehicle - the passionate dream of every motorist today.
  
-=====Kowmung Cavaldace - Part II.=====+=====Kowmung Cavalcade - Part II.=====
  
 ====Continuing "Through The Granite Gorges".==== ====Continuing "Through The Granite Gorges".====
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 - Harry Savage (The S.B.W., February 1933) - Harry Savage (The S.B.W., February 1933)
  
-JenolanCaves to Yerranderie via Council Chambers Ck., the Hollanders, Tuglow and Upper Kowmung Rivers.+Jenolan Caves to Yerranderie via Council Chambers Ck., the Hollanders, Tuglow and Upper Kowmung Rivers.
  
 Camp was reached again at two, and a rather belated dinner partaken of. It then being too late in the day to continue our journey, we decided to stop overnight in Tuglow Hole and start off bright and early in the morning. For the only time on the trip the sun was beaten out of bed, and at six o'clock after a light breakfast we set off up the mountain side from Tuglow Hole. Seven o'clock found us blown and almost beaten; but on top. Shortly after reaching the top of the ridge Morong was sighted away on the left. It was a magnificent sight, but the marvellous beauty of these Falls is not apparent unless close, as we were on the previous day. The ridge fizzled right out about nine o'clock and left us faced with the alternative of climbing about nine hundred feet down into a creek or stepping off what we thought to be a cliff. We took the creek and for two hours had the struggle of a lifetime, fighting and climbing through the almost impenetrable jungle undergrowth, to cover about one mile of country. Camp was reached again at two, and a rather belated dinner partaken of. It then being too late in the day to continue our journey, we decided to stop overnight in Tuglow Hole and start off bright and early in the morning. For the only time on the trip the sun was beaten out of bed, and at six o'clock after a light breakfast we set off up the mountain side from Tuglow Hole. Seven o'clock found us blown and almost beaten; but on top. Shortly after reaching the top of the ridge Morong was sighted away on the left. It was a magnificent sight, but the marvellous beauty of these Falls is not apparent unless close, as we were on the previous day. The ridge fizzled right out about nine o'clock and left us faced with the alternative of climbing about nine hundred feet down into a creek or stepping off what we thought to be a cliff. We took the creek and for two hours had the struggle of a lifetime, fighting and climbing through the almost impenetrable jungle undergrowth, to cover about one mile of country.
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 Bed was sought early that evening for we were nearly all in. But although tired out we were happy, for having come through the roughest and toughest part of the mountains we were nearly knocking at the back door of civilisation after nine strenuous nerve-racking days. The last day proved to be the hardest of all. The heat of the sun even at the early hour of six was unbearable. Bed was sought early that evening for we were nearly all in. But although tired out we were happy, for having come through the roughest and toughest part of the mountains we were nearly knocking at the back door of civilisation after nine strenuous nerve-racking days. The last day proved to be the hardest of all. The heat of the sun even at the early hour of six was unbearable.
  
-Our fir st view of Yerranderie was gained from the sadd1e above the coal seam on the range overlookLng the Tonalli River. Another three quarters of an hour brought us to the journey's end, friends and Yerranderie - a Mecca in a wilderness.+Our first view of Yerranderie was gained from the sadd1e above the coal seam on the range overlookLng the Tonalli River. Another three quarters of an hour brought us to the journey's end, friends and Yerranderie - a Mecca in a wilderness.
  
 I have heard this said of the Kowmung country - "the good Lord made a clerical error when measuring up the surface of the globe and as this is the last part He ever made, He had to stand it up on end to save wasting it." I have heard this said of the Kowmung country - "the good Lord made a clerical error when measuring up the surface of the globe and as this is the last part He ever made, He had to stand it up on end to save wasting it."
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 =====Day Walks.===== =====Day Walks.=====
  
-|NOvember 19|Coalcliff - Stairwell Tops - Kelly's Falls - Otford - Werong - Bulgo - Otford. 13 miles. Plenty of ups and downs on this walk, which explores part of the Illawarra Coastal Ranges and comes out on to the Coast before returning to Otford. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Coalcliff. Tickets: Coalcliff Return at 12/3d. Map: Part Hacking Tourist. Leader: Jim Brown.|+|November 19|Coalcliff - Stairwell Tops - Kelly's Falls - Otford - Werong - Bulgo - Otford. 13 miles. Plenty of ups and downs on this walk, which explores part of the Illawarra Coastal Ranges and comes out on to the Coast before returning to Otford. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Coalcliff. Tickets: Coalcliff Return at 12/3d. Map: Part Hacking Tourist. Leader: Jim Brown.|
 |November 26|Lilyvale - Burning Palms - Otford. 8 miles. An excellent Summertime outing, and there's bound to be time for surfing at Burning Palms. Some lovely forest in the Garrawarra Primitive Area. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Lilyvale. Tickets: Otford Return at 6/.8d., but alight at Lilyvale. Map; Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Irene Pridham.| |November 26|Lilyvale - Burning Palms - Otford. 8 miles. An excellent Summertime outing, and there's bound to be time for surfing at Burning Palms. Some lovely forest in the Garrawarra Primitive Area. 8.38 a.m. Wollongong train from Sydney Steam Station to Lilyvale. Tickets: Otford Return at 6/.8d., but alight at Lilyvale. Map; Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Irene Pridham.|
 |December 3|Heathcote - Heathcote Creek - Waterfall. - 8 miles. An easy walk passing several good swimming holes, particularly at Miara, Moorabinda and Kingfisher Pools. The leader proposed to have tea out before catching the train home from Waterfall. 8.50 a.m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station to Sutherland. Change there for rail motor to Heathcote. Tickets: Waterfall Return at 5/9d., but alight at Heathcote. Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Camden Military. Leader: Jack Gentle.| |December 3|Heathcote - Heathcote Creek - Waterfall. - 8 miles. An easy walk passing several good swimming holes, particularly at Miara, Moorabinda and Kingfisher Pools. The leader proposed to have tea out before catching the train home from Waterfall. 8.50 a.m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station to Sutherland. Change there for rail motor to Heathcote. Tickets: Waterfall Return at 5/9d., but alight at Heathcote. Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Camden Military. Leader: Jack Gentle.|
 |December 10|Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Heathcote. 8 miles. Last week's walk explored this district but on the Western Side of the railway line. This walk traverses country to the East of the railway line in the Royal National Park. Pleasant walking and fairly easy going. Transport arrangements are exactly the same as last week, except that you alight at Waterfall. Tickets: Waterfall return at 5/9d. Map: Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Dick Child.| |December 10|Waterfall - Kangaroo Creek - Heathcote. 8 miles. Last week's walk explored this district but on the Western Side of the railway line. This walk traverses country to the East of the railway line in the Royal National Park. Pleasant walking and fairly easy going. Transport arrangements are exactly the same as last week, except that you alight at Waterfall. Tickets: Waterfall return at 5/9d. Map: Port Hacking Tourist. Leader: Dick Child.|
  
-YEAR AGO+=====Year Ago.===== 
- John Bookluck. + 
-Blood rushed to my head. Flushed I strairBd up the rocky side cut of Galong Creek. Each step dragged. Sweat gathered and the shoulder straps cut deep into the muscles. I sought relief by trying to ease them off the shoulders. There was nom. The climb up seemed endle as. The top alveys turned out to be a shelf. Was there a top? To get there I must plod on to where relief and success lie. I wasn't over enthusiastic for its rewards at the Dresent. A look to the right convinced me there was ro great hurry. Driune to any sticks or stoma protruding lay a prospective stretched out flat. Success can wait, and I sank on to good earth to join him. +John Bookluck. 
-"You won't bring your sluicing Pan and geology hammer in future?" I queried. + 
-He didn't answer but kept staring blankly into space. Being a prospective couldn't have word erfu.1 thoughts like us members   this is my iasr walk. Then my thcu&hts drifted    what could I leave behind? I remember asking that question long before going overseas. The answer is still the same; tiothing. If only gravity could be reversed I thought. How unlikely and yet a year ago it was. Then I was seriously contemplating putting rocks into the rucksack    nature never compromises. +Blood rushed to my head. Flushed I strained up the rocky side cut of Galong Creek. Each step dragged. Sweat gathered and the shoulder straps cut deep into the muscles. I sought relief by trying to ease them off the shoulders. There was none. The climb up seemed endless. The top always turned out to be a shelf. Was there a top? To get there I must plod on to where relief and success lie. I wasn't over enthusiastic for its rewards at the present. A look to the right convinced me there was no great hurry. Immune to any sticks or stones protruding lay a prospective stretched out flat. Success can wait, and I sank on to good earth to join him. 
-It -Was a drab grey dqy with possibility of rain looming,as Often it is in Scotland, when I left the beautiful hostel with its oak floors, polished panels and airy rooms where once dwelled the Laird, to set off along the track to Ben Lomond. Although the track was well worn by couiitle ss-likers (and walkers) not a soul I passed. As I gained height so did the barometer 'fall. Soon it begn rain. Nearing the top the wind gained momentum. In fact I felt almost air bound + 
- (if only walking was like this at home). The delights of being air bound soon wore off. +"You won't bring your sluicing pan and geology hammer in future?" I queried. 
-Wind and rain never go hand in hand with walking. Wind drove rain down myneck. Next it fought furiously with my groundsheet and won. Up it went li a. skirt in the wind until it shrouded itself about riv face blinding me. I swore, counted ten backwards and again became master. + 
-The view wasn't much; just clouds and rain that could be seeh amrwhere. So I sat down resigned to my fate while rain ran down my forehead, through my brows, to drop on to the cheeks and slowly rim down to my moustache where it picked up further various flavours and dripped on to a sandwich. It didn't taste very nice.+He didn't answer but kept staring blankly into space. Being a prospective he couldn't have wonderful thoughts like us members... this is my LAST walk. Then my thoughts drifted... what could I leave behind? I remember asking that question long before going overseas. The answer is still the same; nothing. If only gravity could be reversed I thought. How unlikely and yet a year ago it was. Then I was seriously contemplating putting rocks into the rucksack... nature never compromises. 
 + 
 +It was a drab grey day with possibility of rain looming, as often it is in Scotland, when I left the beautiful hostel with its oak floors, polished panels and airy rooms where once dwelled the Laird, to set off along the track to Ben Lomond. Although the track was well worn by countless hikers (and walkers) not a soul I passed. As I gained height so did the barometer fall. Soon it began to rain. Nearing the top the wind gained momentum. In fact I felt almost air bound... (if only walking was like this at home). The delights of being air bound soon wore off. 
 + 
 +Wind and rain never go hand in hand with walking. Wind drove rain down my neck. Next it fought furiously with my groundsheet and won. Up it went like skirt in the wind until it shrouded itself about my face blinding me. I swore, counted ten backwards and again became master. 
 + 
 +The view wasn't much; just clouds and rain that could be seen anywhere. So I sat down resigned to my fate while rain ran down my forehead, through my brows, to drop on to the cheeks and slowly run down to my moustache where it picked up further various flavours and dripped on to a sandwich. It didn't taste very nice. 
 After lunch I met some intrepid students from Manchester University, one of whom gave me a piece of crunchy bar and asked questions. Did she think I was the wild colonial boy? After lunch I met some intrepid students from Manchester University, one of whom gave me a piece of crunchy bar and asked questions. Did she think I was the wild colonial boy?
-Nearing the bottom of Ben Lomond 'a waterlogged base the sun came out and smiled, revealing a beautiful violet tinge in the heather on the green round hills while the wet road sparkled joyfully as it led us to another warm and dry hostel all panelled in oak    
-18, 
-COIENG  SOCIAL EMITS  
-NOMB-a, 22ND - "Tircugh the Centre with the Bushiest -NOVMDER 29TH - Auction in tI Clubroon. 
-DECE1BER 8TH - 
-DON'T IUSS 
-The Christmas Party By the See Dance 
-at North Sydney Coureil Chambers. 
-Pleas-wit surroundings Handy to Transport No Parking Problems 
-ERRATA.  
-Somehow Hcarabiner and sling" came out as "carabiner and string" in last north's magazines describing Snow Brown's forthcoming Dare Brook trip and the safety gear needed for it. 
-We are happy to rcbort that  the stri:ng was not needed (for the five abseils) and the party made a successful though frigid trip. 
-We hope to have more details when the leader 's hands stop shaking, and he can jot down a few notes fcr us. 
-NO1TEEE1R 17-18-19 Tfatoonba - Carlon's Goolara Peak - Cronje Ridge.- Cox's River - Little River - Katoomba. 
-A ridge and river trip in ti-B best part of Cox's River country. Fine vie 77S of the Grand Bluffs, -pleasant talking along Cox's and Little River. 
-Maps: Myles Dunphy' s, Gaxigerang Map. Leader:- Ben Esgate. 
  
 +Nearing the bottom of Ben Lomond's waterlogged base the sun came out and smiled, revealing a beautiful violet tinge in the heather on the green round hills while the wet road sparkled joyfully as it led us to another warm and dry hostel all panelled in oak...
 +
 +=====Coming Social Events.=====
 +
 +November 22nd - "Through the Centre with the Bushies"
 +
 +November 29th - Auction in the Clubroom.
 +
 +December 8th - __Don't miss__ the Christmas Party "By the Sea" Dance at North Sydney Council Chambers. Pleasant surroundings. Handy to Transport. No Parking Problems!!!!
 +
 +=====Errata.=====
 + 
 +Somehow "carabiner and sling" came out as "carabiner and string" in last month's magazine, describing Snow Brown's forthcoming Danae Brook trip and the safety gear needed for it.
 +
 +We are happy to report that the string was not needed (for the five abseils) and the party made a successful though frigid trip.
 +
 +We hope to have more details when the leader's hands stop shaking, and he can jot down a few notes for us.
 +
 +----
 +
 +|November 17-18-19|Katoomba - Carlon's - Goolara Peak - Cronje Ridge - Cox's River - Little River - Katoomba. A ridge and river trip in the best part of Cox's River country. Fine views of the Grand Bluffs, pleasant walking along Cox's and Little River. Maps: Myles Dunphy's Gangerang Map. Leader: Ben Esgate.|
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