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The Sydney Bushwalker

May 1968
10 Cents.

A note from your presidentFrank Rigby2
Rowleys Creek to Reedy CreekWade Butler3
At the April Meeting(s)Jim Brown5
A lot of fun, a lot of mud and a lot of batsLynne Wyborn9
And so we were rewardedAlice Wyborn12
Social sceneBarry Pacey15
Official club noticesNeville Page16
Blundering bludgers in The BudawangsBronwyn Secombe18
Kunderang Brook - Macleay River - Apsley RiverFrank Leyden20

A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalker, The N.S.W Nurses' Association Rooms “Northcote Building,” Reiby Place, Sydney.

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A note from your president

Frank Rigby

THE wALKS PROGRAI\PED You will have notieed that the style ana.format of your new Walks Programme, included with this months magazine, has boon changed. As has already been Pointed Out, one of the advantages of distribuidine the magazine to all active members is tht material such as 'Talks Programmes need not be sent seferetely through the post. However, any material included in a :hulk postage periodical must corform to certain P.M.G. regulations. The regul-. 'a#ons:releVant to our Talks Programme, as inserted in the magazine, would appear :to be. as'follews: . .(a) 'All typescript must be horizontal, i.e., in confermity with the other pages .of' the rilagazino5 (b) Each page must be titled, numbered and dated in similar style other pages of the magazine. There is no objection to a loose insert which mar be smaller, but not larger than the magazine size. 71th these specifications to meet, the Committee had a good hard loci,: at our r'alks.Programme. Obviously, the former type of programme would not do-on one side the sbript is horizontal, but on the other side, vertical. Actually, the 7alks Programme is a fairly complex document and the fact that it must be folded to convenient size and carried anywhere does not exactly help. After some re- search, the Committee decided to give this new format a trial, despite one or twb doubts' about the departure from tabular form. In other ways, it seems tore compact and easier to read - perhaps a preierence for one form or the other may turn out to be a personal matter. Anyway, Tro will be interested to 11, Mat members think of it. Please dontt condemn it out of hand just because it is different - the Committee asks that you give it a very fair trial. Constructive criticism will be very welcome. While on the job, the Committee also considered the method of preparation of the Programme. Hitherto it has been a big job for the typiste because the whole programme had to be typed in final form. The typed copy, on several foolscap sheets, was then reduced photographically by the printers. The now programme has been printed in flat-block letterpress ancl does not involve photography. Our typists merely turns out straight copy while the printer does the rest. Remarkably enough, the cost is about the same but tho result is a more professional-looking job. A proof copy, sent to a Club officer before printing, should avoid any unfortunate errors. The Committee requests that all members and prospective members read the “Special Instructions” carefully, especially the ones in heavy type. Sometimes there is a tendbncy to ignore them but lo/a experience_has,shown that ali these 22122.112,2:1_…esfELtial to safe and hapaling F. Rigby President. May 1968

Rowleys Creek to Reedy Creek

by Wade Butler

Fifteen of us arrived at some unknown spot in the early hours of the morning. This place turned out to be where we turn off the “main” road in order to roach the head of Rowley's Creek. 770 were directed (own to the gorge by one of the local farmers. .A.s soon as 070 reached water it was declared_ lunchtime and out cone a . gallon tin of pineapple juice from Finchy's pack. Several snakes invaded us, trying to get at Joan's scuashed eggs. Downstroam, a few hundred yards, we came to a waterfall which we couldonly got dawn by abseiling. A half mile rockhop brought us to the foot of another high waterfall. Instead of going down in the darl:, we decided to camp at the to-o. “I bags this snot', said Dot, as she started clearing the one foot boulders away from tho rest. Doone wont up the slope and brought down a handful of grass to put on his rocks while Ross and Margaret ';ent a snlall distance upstream to sleep. During the night, we were plagued by 'possums and rocks falling down from the cliffs above. One boulder nearly rolled Ross and Margaret to a pulp, but in the morning we were informed it was a common nightmare to all of us excol)t the two concerned. Ross wasn't watching below as he abseiled into a stinging tree. Everyone else followed carefully steering clear of the tree, leaving Rolf and Finchy to pull down the ropes. Milo waiting for the rope boarOrs, a few of us went up a side creek hoping to find a few wntorfalls and pools. Instead I found I was given the task of writing this article. I submitted after many “yells” and “ers”. “Down to the water for lunch”, said Rosso. By this time the creek as running under the ground for most of the time. “Tfvoybody OTS the owners of the ropes 17'ro Dollars”, said Finchy and Rolr as they came in empty handed. “Tell, sand Fade and Doono back”, said Dot, “They can climb up the role and save us two Dollars.” Since it was only half an hour back, we decided to go, but just around the corner we came to two neatly coiled ropes lying on the rocks. “Listen,” said Doone, “we can wait here for half an hour and walk in with the ropes and say how early they were to got down”. Finchy and Rolf came wandering up wondering why we hadn't come back with the ropes. They found us lying in the sun' with the rope on our bellies. “So they're going to play the dirty on us”, said Finchy to Rolf. They let us but they wondereq how we will appear exhausted after lying in the sun for half an hour. THE SYDNEY BUSTTALKER May 1968 The next waterhole had a lame “Rovley bird” in it Margaret pulled it out of its hiding place so she could stroke it After a bit of girt with water weed we carried on That was the onlywat.erhole.for the-n:eit five hot dry miles. This long dry walk was rewarded by a butiful cool swimaing hole with a cliff dipping itto the-water where one could jump from. 7e loafed obout this hobo for about an hour while waiting for stragglers, then pushed our via'y down the creek, which was now a creek and not a dry dusty pile of stones. We eventually came to .a, 10074utiful grP-ssY spot whore OUT leader decided to camp, Doane had walked on hoping to get a bit further before dar1c9 but was oailloq-badA very large fire was lit to keep us warm to cook our fool. It turnea out to cook us and warm our food 'pc:cause we couldn't get near enough to Put our dinner on the fire. 7ghile 70 all slept Tana= tho stars David Wont to sieep'by hinself under a large tent. On the ay down to the Apsloy9. the next day, we met some horsemen coming up the creek to round up their cpobtle. As soon as reached the Apsloy we dived in. Half a mile further dawn we had another swim while Doone wont off to catch trout. He tried all doy, but caught nothing but tortoises, One particular pool hP.,c1 about five tortoises in it. Soon t'at pool had no tortosises n. it We haa lunch at the junction of Reedy Creek. Lunch lasted about two hours because we couldn't boar to leave the water and travel 1_1p a dry creek. Reedy Creek. turned out to have water running down it for its entire length. About five miles upstream there was an interesting sidc crack, which had water running down slippery chutes. Some of us who couldn't resist the temptation slid down the chutes into the water below0 valking up tho creek,.we noticed fresh cattle footstops0 rre rounded a corner and found a large bull standing at the foot of a small watorhole0 r'e carefully worked our way around to the back of him and shooed him downstream. Once he was started, not oven the followinr:. people could stop him. Consequently, they had to raco u tho'side of the creek or up the nearby trees to escape from the terrified bull. Nobody wanted to sleep on a bed of rocks, like two nights previously, so when Doone and-Bienwyn came to a soft grassy place by the river, they decided to camp there. Everyone.agroed, except Rosso who wanted to got home before Tuosriay. Ho accused Doane of mutiny, then was forced to give in. 'e were entertained that night by David's unending list of jokes. A few drops of rain fell at night and everyone pile4 into Davias tent, except those who didn't know it ,rained. On following the creek up the next morning, we crle to a position whore the crock appeared to flow out from underneath a mountain. On closer inspection, we found a waterfall coming down into a large cove, which had appeared to be the outlet of this “slibterranean” river. The only way to the top was by going right around the watorfall and coming in to it from rbove. 24.7: _19 6 8 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER There was a high waterfall at the head of Reedy Creek which at the time had no water running over it Two hours wero taken to get to the top of the waterfall. This was done by going up a stoop slope to-the north of the nr–,in falls. Once on the to-os, we wore off the ropes ane. still about ten miles from the cars. Findhy.and Rosso surveyed the countryside from the top of a-dead gumtree and decided to head off in a south westerly diroction. After waiting for the next party to find us, we went on. 7o had a dry lunch by the side of a fire trail which lead to a largo framstead. After reaching the farmhouse, we were fill&d up with lemon cordial and aprlos until we could hardly move. Our hosts offered to take our packs and drive us five miles along the road towards where We left the After waiting for a few hours where our racks were, Rolf arrived and picked up his passengers. Ho told us Ross had gone to alcha to got petrol and Finchy was with him in Colins car. Three hours later, Findhy turned up and told us ho got a puncture a few miles from where the cars were parked and Ross was half a mile down the road with a flat tyro. It was 7 r.m0 before we loft and consecuently, arrived home after 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

At the April Meeting(s)

By Jim Brown. There was a pop song more years ago than I care to remembor, which ran, 'IT I .Lt s June in January, Because I'm in love with you So it was not surrising when S.B.7. turned back the clock d it became March in April to wind up the business from the marathan Annual Hooting. First of course, was the vexed question of subscriptions. The Treasurer Gordon Redmond, who had no doubt hoard SCOTOS of people whetting their knives for the past two months, got underneath their guard by diminishing his forecast, and plumped for 5.50 Inormal active,3050 students and '67.50 for marrieds (complete with magazine) . He almost offered ilb of butter thrown in for prompt payment. A few folk were inclined to think 01.50 too much for the added magazine subscription but when Bill Bourke pointod out that the actual production cost was about 12c

a copy, the mooting went along with the motion. Frank Ashdown tried to persuade
us that it was not according to Hoyle to settle such things at this meeting without written notice, but was ruled out of order.

syD _Ttny gay 1968: , There followed the debate on a prol.osal by Alex Colley, seconded by Gorden. Redmond, that the Entrance Fee be jacked up to 00, or 45 for students. Both spoke very earnestly on the need to improve the calibre of members and dissuade the dilettante types, but there seemed a dearth of real evidence that people who can afford, or are willing, to pay such an impost are necessarily.. desirable walking types. The bulk of the speakers were strongly opposed with Don Finch making the point that walking capacity and enthusiasm should be tha real criteria, and that stiffer qualifications should. be sought there, rather than in the- hip pocket. Betty Farquhar as a past mmbership Secretary, Barry allace and Jack Gentle all argued that it would deplete membership and discourage prospectives, and the motion was cast out. In the excitement we almost forgot to fix an Entrance Fee, but hurriedly settled on 41, as before. There had been Constitutional amendment allowing Committee, within certain limits, to fix the prospectives application fees it had mellowed for one month until the matter of subscriptions had been settled and now it was carried. Brian Harvey rose to propose a Reunion Dinner at the Old Crusty on 17th September, to cost 43.00 per head. Almost immediately. Neville Page hopped in with an amendment to make it the Sky Lounge on Friday 18th October at 3.50 each. He said the place suggested was roomy, better lit, with the option of dancing. Opinions were both pro and con, but the amendment was carried, and some debate followed on the practicability of getting a guaranteed 150 guests, and who should face any additional cost if the minimum number was not realised. The final decision was (1) to go ahead with the Sky Lounge project (2) to appoint Barry Pacey as organiser and (3) to notify all ranks by the magazine and ask early indication if. attending. The business on the Notice Paper for the Annual Meeting had virtually expired, but a couple of main points had to be resolved. Ros Painter had tendered her resignation from the post of Assistant Secretary while Secretary Ian Stephen who has been posted overseas, indicated that he, too must stand down. The President said it had been determined that two of the Federation Delegates were entitled to sit on Committee, this amendment to the Constitution had been missed in last years reprint, but the correction would be notified. Meanwhile, it was proposed to consult the three delegates who were not on Committee in other capacities, and see if mutual agreement on the position could be reached. There were still no takers for the jobs of Librarian or Delegate to the Parks and Playground Movement: indeed it seemed possible that the P P Movement would windup. And there the extersclea. Annual General Meeting aid at last. conclude at 9.20 p.m 9 May 1968 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALITI when we r;ot stuck into the normal Lpril meeting by welcoming five new members, Marika Andersen, Robyn Pearce Ted Austin, and an American fami4y team of Craig and Marcia, Shappart. Minutes being taken as road, we learned in Correspondende that Alan Strom was no longer associattd with the National Parks and Taldlife service and that Jack Gentle had written to Committee suggesting means of overcoming some of the problems associated with the compilation of the Annual Report. We had also written to Federation pointing out that two people overdue on a Claustrial Canyon descent were NOT S.B.7. members and had ignored our leaders advice. TheTreasurer reported funds standing at 240 in the current account at the end of Mprch, and the Federation news included the welcome information that Paddy Pallin would again organise an orienteering contest this year. C.H.77. had undertaken to survey the effects of fire trails in the Budavang Ranges, and that Search and Rescue was obtaining additional equipment - also that there was some “friction” between the S. & R. Organization and the Rock Rescue team. Two previously affiliated Clubs were extinct, but the Springwood talkers had been admitted to Federation. walks Report indicated moderate activity during March, and we came to General Business, wherein the President first announced a Committee recommendation that the little-used library be abolished. Frank Ashdown pointed out that the thing he advocated today, th0 Club did tomorrow, and a resolution agreeing with the recommendation was carried. It was decided to auction the books on a date to be fixed. Now came the ticklish question as to whether, under the Clubs rules, a new Secretary and Assistant Secretary could be elected since the retirement had been made known at the'yTevious meetingiless than an hour ago. By common consent (one dissentient) the Constitution was somewhat bent, and Neville Page took over as Secretary, the appointment of an Assistant Secretary being held over temporarily. Jack Gentle suggested a Sub Committee be set up to look into the pattern test-walks, and Frank Rigby said Committee had already asked the walks Secretary to review this question as fire trails and other factors had materially altered some of the long established pattern walks. Jack accepted this as a satisfactory first measure, and we were et announcements. The Assistant-Office bearers appointed by Committee were named, the President stated that the date of issue of the magazine may hereafter be a little later in the month, and then, presto: the time was 9.58i p.m., and both the meetings were over.

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:. ,. >.: ';'.., -.3,S5——:-. 1 L. FOOD THAT NEEDS NO COOKING. If you don't want to cook in camp, here's a receipe that will save you the trouble.' It supplies all the energy protein and roughage requirements per. 24 hours for a 10stone man or woman with a 30 lb pack walking in average country for five hours a dayg– 8 oz. Peanuts, sa3.tod or roasted 5i oz. Sultanas or raisins oz. Milk .chocolate 8 oz. Biscuits or sweets Salt contiant will be abOut 3-4 Eat peanuts last to clean teeth (nuts contain virtually no fermentable carbohydrate and hence do not cause tooth decay). If desired, 4:oz9 of corn beef or cheese may replace 3 oz. of the other ingredients. Per day, total cost is under 1.00 and total weight 27 oz: of which only 7% is 'water. This useful food list is typical of the dozens of useful hints aHd information contained in Paddy's new edition of BUSTIALKING AND CAMPING. It has been completely rewritten and includes such various items as water requirements for a desert trip to ski touring. A copy should be on every Bushwalkers shelves 75c from Paddy. PADDY,PALLIN PTY.LIMITED 109A BATHURST STREM, SYDNEY. ' PA D D Y RA 1 Lt 1\1 .L;'.',/ 1 1.:ihtiAieRi 1 i k…. ..,. Mc c..1c-fQ 1-. , / ..:, i- , i P r K.; 0,-,r0 ,,,,.. ei-,,,,,,:.,,,T ….r,…:. : ' , 7 ”%,,,ti '/' C.'lf\ 1 ..—. .. ' -.. ,./ -*lc“' /4 (;) ._,-: 0..7)..;..) a 68 THE SYDNEY BUSHMLIM =====A lot of fun, a lot of mud and a lot of bats===== by Lynne Wyborn Yes, that's what we found in our exploration of Woe Jasper Caves at Easter. Twenty-three enthusiastic cavers arrived either very late Thursday night or early Friday morning at our base camp about 4 miles past the very small town of Wee . Jasper, 35 miles from Yass. About 11.00 on Friday morning, 21 of us probed into the depths of the “Dip” Cave. We climbed up a 25 foot ladder, crawled along narrow tunnels, up and down mud-slides and through squeeze-holes. Tho formations were extensive but were a bit dirty and defaced. By the time we got out it was mid-afternoon and we drove about 3 miles round to our so-called “bathroom”, better known as Nicalong Creek. Hero we scrUbbed off the thick mud in the icy water. After returning to camp evetojono.,s,atisfied their appetites and made the most of the fact that they,were too tired to do anything. A few of the more energetic ones climbed the sleep hillside and watched the sun-sot. It was a beautiful starry night - full modt,and-Narfect weather. Everyone enjoyed a typical sing-song around the campfire and went to bed early, about 11.30. -,A00 Saturday was a very long day. We were down the “Punchbowl” Cave from about 9.30 a.m., when the first person went down, and it was 6.00 -2.m. before the last person finally got out. It took about 3 hours for twenty-three people to get down the 70 foot ladder, one at a time. We wont climbing through small tunnels into magnificent chambers, where a turbulence of flapping wings and squeaks were heard after disturbing the local bats. Caving is no hobby for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia! 'lb climbed up and down ropes, hand over hand and through squeeze-holes and along tunnels. There were not so many stalagmites, stalactites and sha52'ls, but tbero were many chambers and tunnels. That night everyone invaded the dance at the town of Wee Jasper. Te created quite a stir all night and the last of us didn't leave until 2.00 a.m. It was rainizgyhen we got back to camp and found most of our gear out in it. It seemed to be the first rain there for years. On Saturday most of us got over the night before and took photographs and looked for fossils most of the day. Five of us decided to go down the “Dog Leg” Cave. 7-e crawled along about 100 yards on our knees and stomachs, tramped through sloppy mud and cam to a small chamber where a tunnel, about 5 feet in diameter, wound round below us. It was mostly loose sand on the floor and we waited for another party to get down. when it was finally our turn, we slid down on our stomachs and the tunnel got smaller and snallor as the sand filled it up. Once –re squeezed through the bottom, we came out at a small chamber with a very slippery vertical cliff which we could not get up. So we pushed our way out again through the almost closed tunnel. 10 THE SYDNEY BUSHrTAL.7aR . A small party went down the “Fourth Extension of the Dip” .Cave, while the rest of us went to the pictures at 'Tee Jasper 'len we returned, we found the caving party, Tyho found tl-is cave to be the best of formations, waiting to go down it again. Another party went down and got back about 2.15 a.m. I went down the next morning in another party. The formations turned out to be as good, if not better, than we had expected. They were clean'and undamaged and the limestone wag often pure snowy white. There were many shawls with colourful sands and heluctites or 'mysteries' as they are commonly called, because of their unknown formation. By thb time we got out, it was lunchtime, and everyone packed up. It was a weekend we all enjoyed and everyone agreed that there should be more caving. trips on the :orogramme. 0 0 COMING FREEZER. A party of snowmen will be braving the blizzards again this Queen's Birthday (7th, 8th, 9th2 10th June). The party will ski to Lake CootaphataMba, which is just below the Summit of Kosciusko and sot up camp to ski to Townsend, Lady Northcote Canyon etc. 7ince the party will be camping in the snow above the tree line, it is important that each member of the party is properly equipcd to survive the worst blizzard. For details contact Ross 7Yborn. o o o 000 o o o 7ANTED TYPISTS Since Lin is moving to Melbourne next month, she will no longer be able to type the magazine. There is a good bit of typing involved by the consolation, that you get your name on the front page. Also we need a typiste to type a revised S.B.7. songbook which is being compiled at the moment. . ANY VOLUNTEERS PLEASE CONTACT THE EDITOR. An energetic man about to walking and exploring out (in Australia) would like interests. Phone 44-7369 after 8.30 E. K. HMS :300 KISSING TURRAMURRA, 2074. retire and of the way to contact p.m. POINT ROAD, interested in advanced bush places by car or foot a member with similar KISSING POINT, VIA ri.a 1 68 THE SYDNEY BUSHTALKER - OBSERVER. The observer has it on good authority that the rice will be flying sometime in August for a certain couple both of whom bushwalk. The male concerned Upholds that they will continue to their bush walking many years after the happy day. The old salts shake their heads and try to give advise all of which is wasted. They tell him to be firm and while trying this out, she gives him one of those devastating smiles and he melts like butter, 165 Ibs of melted butter with strawberry topping what a mess! 'That trip was attended by five persons, none of whom had any matches. Oh well, haf in hand up to the farmhouse on the hill. Somebody saw him in Hong Kong Harbour deftly guiding a sandpan across the yellow water. Who was the man heavily disguised as Mao Tse singing about lobsters with an SOB.. badge on his chest. Non other that Duncarnivich. Received c/ S.B.w. a letter from Owen, post mark Alice Springs. Somebody has bought themselves a ticket on a ship board for S.A. For Sales One only white sports car. Si Si senor, Deredeygo, Forti loris, Inaro Demaint loris, damistrux, . Fulla bulls ancows, andux.????????1? =====And so we were rewarded===== by Alice Wyborn Dirty groy-brown clouds were quickly pouring in over Avalanche Peak as we parked the car and prepared to depart up the west bran& of the Matukituki River for Aspiring Hut. 'Flat had promised earlier to be a lovely daY, was, in the usual New Zealand manner quickly deteriorating to one of fog and drizzle. Leaving the hay-barn, where the road crosses the river to Aspiring Homestead, we made our way down to the first crossinf where recently the road had boon washed away, and where we were to have the first taste of things to come. After crossing the river for the second time within minutes; we decided it would be far quicker to just walk through the water instead of wasting so much time taking off shoes and socks every time we had to cross a creek. 7aterfalls tumbled down the mountainsides from a canopy of fog, but nothing was visible of their upper reaches or the high peaks above on either side of the valley, and the further up we went the colder and windier it became. “Watch out for the north west wind, as that's the one which brings bad weather” we had been told - and now here it was blowing from exactly that direction, straight into our faces. After about five miles, we began to meet some walkers coming out, it being Easter Monday, and the weather report from further up the valley was not at all encouraging, but we continued on, until the shelter of high banks of a side creek was an excuse to linger out of the bitter wind, and nibble chocolate. Several more people came by, and they all said we were going the wrong way as bad weather was setting in. Only one N.Z. Alpine Club member, who had been up at the French Ridge Hut, gave us any encouragement. In a quiet, slow voice, he said we might be lucky and have fine weather next day - just the one odd day that sometimes slips in between days of fog and rain, but that at present, it was getting worse; and was snowing above 2,000 feet. I clung to this hope, determined not to give up after coming so far from home, and when Allan wanted to turn back, I suggested it was worth struggling on. Rain started to fall, and in most miserable weather we pushed on, and at last, wet and cold, we were very pleased to reach the Hut. It was occupied by three doer hunters, who had given up the chase the day before owing to the bad conditions. There was no fire going and very little wood, and it took us a long time to get one alight and a billy of water boiled for a welcome hot drink of tea. Later that night the rain ceased, and on waking at midnight, I looked out of the window to see the moon shining on splendid white peaks - a truly thrilling sight. 6 Ma 1 68 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER 13 Up early next morning, we were greeted with a most perfect day. Thick white frost carpeted the grass and not a cloud or whisp of fog was visible, and the loveliness of the scene was breath-taking. rTith great delight we wandered about taking many Photos, and later set off for the return trip down the valley. All the mountains were well plastered with now snow, and against a blue sky, made a wonderful picturo-frame for the lush green valley. There was plenty of water flowing in the Matukituki River, and we saw many paradise ducks. Those very attractive birds Which frequent the river flats, are always found in pairs, the male with shining black plumage,. and the female in modest brown, but with a distinctive white head plumage. Their frequent call is a wild honking sound, one higher than the other, presumably the female? 70 dallied along the way, enjoyin the warmth of the sun, and Allan pleased me by saying how glad he was I had persisted in going on the day before. All the side steams wore flowing swiftly and a little higher than the previous day, but none were too difficult to cross. Back at the car once more, we had doubts about two rather deep crocks which we had to negotiate on the way out, but fortunately they did not seen to be any higher. By the time we reached the car in the late afternoon, more heavy cloua was again spilling over from the west - this rust be what Ross calls “Test Coast rubbish - as though the Gods had smiled upon our persistance and had lifted the veil for that one perfect day. *, . SOCIAL SCENE, ' . THREE NLITT =LAND PEAKS Mt. Cook, Ht. Tasman & Mt. Sefton. This talk will be given by Ross 7yborn on 7ednesday 19th June, Ross will talk about each mountain and Give some of the history behind early attempts to climb it as well as describing his even ascent. The now 'Foathali to' McAmtain iuiO H-Framo .Pack:. Inspect nt our showroom. a:riOG 29OO Our pvin irlko of superb clunlity ary oiled Japara ParkasThoso nro oithor lima or unlined at $17.50 and $16.50 ea, 'Roln7: br-lna oiled Parl:ns; one of the lnng timo fnvouritos with -alkers '13.50 Try n couple of pairs of our .natural oiled.'Evorost' walking sooks. The snck that is aosigned for vnikers is expoditioroven. Nylon r,>–inforced. . -:- - THE HOIE OF F.LIRY DO1TnEEPING BLGS. Snlo distributors for “Geoff Brzko,-11 cnes 107-07.LL TR.017.1i1G HOURS 165 Pcific Highway YORTT4 SYDNEY 2300 - 'Phono 929-6504 =====Social scene===== Barry Pacey I k4 /I 1 TD , 1- ! it- ,/ . .._-__',.6 Do you believe in flying saucers? .., ,.. . Are,beings from other worlds? Do .they appear in our. s li ,y. ”:Y'“J4 '-'4,4SinCtJ- 'N\ \ %…… '. ' .. . ., U _-: c,f.rjR..7z,70, ' . ,1. M ,,,,f “Tli4tIALictitIlsjndolvil1 be:).:71,.,.414L11,, answered.on-the evening of 7ednesday the I ri , ; 26th June,.whon.Mr. William E. Moser -11i ._.\.'; 9; 1 addresses the Club on, “Outline of-AstranOm i:H pt, i,,S>',`,4 and Life on. oter worlds”. i id 1 I 1 y ';:.. Iii . A ,, ,,, , i \, , t Mr. Moser' has been associated with i / 7,1._ , Astronomy an AstronamiCal phenomenon all ' '\I his life. ..and ip .eurrently a member of II/j i ., . the. British AstrOnomical Association , i , N. q , f and is Honourry.Secretary to the Unidentified Flying Objects Investigation'. Centre. Mr. Mosers' talk will be illustrated by slides, many of which are in c1our and,. he informs me, unique in Australia. So for an interesting night, I invite both believers and di-believers to come along and put your questions to Mr. Moser. -o-o-0-0-o- o FIRST (One Fay) TRIP - Lead by Dorothy Noble and Roe Painter. ROUTE - Pearces Pass, Grose Riverperipine Creek, 1,,T,t King George, Pe66.,P'. Pass .; r”HOT,COME YOU DIDN'T TS! HE PE l' BE SURE .YOU.BRING ypuR EMERGENCY RATION TI T RO AROUND rAi8T-THE S, SAME AS YOU T70 HAVE IT? ” YOU MIGHT NEED TITT'livi. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN, 7ith Barry. Tgg SePtig`LPUSHTLLKER =====Official club notices===== Neville Page ALTERATIONS IN THE LIST OF CFFICt Branms. _——- , . Two vacancies on Committee were occasioned by t1). l'osignati8t–of Ian Stepben (As Socre-bary) at Rtj, Paititet' (to Assistant Secretary). Those pdatiOnt hale be6n filled eit 26116Wt .te-, 0_, BtOTARYi ReVillep6,6 . 22 IlaywAtc,a ti-,obt3 f_tOOR.P. PhOhe 34=538 'haMe) ASSISTANT SECRETLRY.;. :ass Shelia Binklb 24 Avon Street, .GLE3E_ 2037 CONSTITUTIONAL AINTMZETS. Clause 9(1b) of the ClUb's Constitutibh was atended at the Annual deneral Meetings 1962. However, the aimbildment was omitted from the lattsreprint of the Constitution. Clause 9(bb) should read: “There khall also elected at the Annual General Meetings deletes to the N.S.7T. Federation of Bushwaiking Clubs. Such delegates shall act during the Committee's year and two of theme who arc not already members of the General Ceptittee, shall be selected by the Meeting to take their places as-members of the General Committee at the commencement of the Committee's year and shall - continue until the end of that year. In arldition to ordinary members of the ClUbs any office-bearer or Committeeman shall be eligible for election as delegate to the Federation” Clause 5© of the Cla's Constitution was amended at the Annual General Meetings 1965. Clause 5© should read: “Before the . ,rospectiv6 member's name is posted on.the notice boards he shall gay an application fee equal to one half of the annual subscription or such other amount as the Comthittee shall determines but not exceeding one half of the annual subscription. SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR NON-OUVE 74712ERS. The Committee has resolved that the following fees sho,l1 apply to Non-ACtive Members or the year 1268-69 rathout Magazine posted: ;;,1.00 'ith Magazine pested $2.50 It should be no-bed -that the Magazine is optional for Non-Aotiva Mornboxfo. - May i'68 THE SYDNEY BUS:HI-TALKER 17 FEES FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. The Committee has resolved that the following fees shall apply to Prospective Members for the year 1968-692 FullTime students g ' 1.00 All other Prospectivos ENTRANCE FEE. It was determined at the 1968 Annual General Mc eting that the Entrance Fee for new members should be 1 0O for the year 1968-69. MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIOrg Magazines are pouted to all Active Members as pFrt of their annual subscription. Married couples receive only one Magazine between them. The subscription rate for NonActive Members and outsiders is 01.50. PATTERN 7.LLKS. The Committee resolved that the 7”alks S.::cretary prepare a list of additional pattern IrFaks, relevant to current walking areP., and submit the list to the Committee for consideration. Should any members have submissions or suggestions in this regard, could they please contact Don Finch (r-alks Secretary). UNFINANCIAL TLI-LTERS. The Committee resolved that the Treasurer furnish a list of all unfinancial members to the August Committee Meeting. This means that Members who intend renewing their Membership must pay their subscriptions by August or be crossed off. This should give ample time for everyone to forward their money. ARCHIVIST:. It was resolved that the Committee create the new office of ARCHIVIST, with duties as follows 1. Care, maintenance and filing of all Club records such as Club Magazines, Minute Books, 7alks Programmes, Lotions of Continuing Effect, Special Reports, copies of current Club literature, Slide Collection, Photo Albums, Club Property List,' etc. . 2. Extraction and filing of material of interest to this Club from outside publications,. 3, Any other duties T-hich the Committee may determine. Any 1-2ersnn who has suggestions to make in this regard should contact the President (Frank Rigby) or the Secretary (Neville Page), 1-8 . . .THE SYDNEY, BUSIFILI8'.. 6 SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ACTIVE NEIBERS. Active Members are once again reminded that subscriptions are now due and Payable for tho year 1968-69 The following - rates apply: Full-time stucicnts $3.50 Married couplesg $7. All other Active Membsg5.50 CLUB ADDRESS. All mail for the Club should be addressed tog Box 4476, G. P. O. SYDNEY 2001. Neville Page, HON. SECRFTARY =====Blundering bludgers in The Budawangs. Part 2===== by Bronwyn Seccombe. The trip began with an excellent starttrue to '“yborn' tradition we made our grand entrance on Friday night at 3 a.m. Uneventful Saturday morning except honourable loader and rest of party moved off at some unearthly hour; straight after breakfast I believe! But because of our superior bushwalking skills and our brilliant burst of speed, we made up the mile between Enzo's party_and us by about lunch time. ”'That? ” you're saying, a rryborn trip, lunchtime already and not a white-ant party mentioned!” Hate to disappoint your obvious amazement folks, but official white-antors departed shortly after lunch to complete the trip per programme. You realise, of course, that this isn't a-very good example to prospectives eight meMbers settling down for tea at three o'clock in the afternoon while three prospectives (all girls) and Doone, forged on regardless, through jungle, savannah, desert and Alpine terrains, just to complete an SOB.. walk as progrcomed - Portraits of fortitude those three nameless.prospectives. “ell, they made the “Castle” - one stopped at the saddle; one, exhausted' by that “tough, tough” rock scrambling, flaked out at the top; but two, just two girls; only two out of the original fifteen made their way over the flat in pitch black conditions and reached the look-out. 17e119 we looked and we looked, and frequently, just missed the short cut to the bottom moat, in our blind wanderings, but do you think we could find that little metal box. Ma 1 68 THE STDNEY BUSITI4LnR But as I think I mentioned beforo, our superior bushwalking skills pulled Us through. 'To found the box and proudly addell our names to the long, long . list of S0E.70's and “other walkers”. re could now roalise after our wild '50 mile dash' which a certain membor of our party forced upon us, just so sho could sign the book on to That a fabulouo view confronted us totally unique black mountains of varying shapes silhouetted against a navy sky, while on a far off slopo, red tongues of flame, from a rotroating bushfire, traced the otherwise imperceptible riAges. 41though bushfires leave a repulsive scar by day, this one held a strange beauty in both colour and ,:owoa' by night. “ell, enough of absorbing natures boatties or luglies', an inky blackness was enveloping us Doono was madly signalling us from the other end, and our torches rather limited reservoir of potontil energy was rapidly depleting. Good enough reasons to call us to our foot once more. Being a bit too late to tear back to tho last carping cave, we simply plonkod our Packs just bolow tho saddle and 'sleptt on about a 45J slope on the walls of the “Castle”. 'Slopt in iverted commas I had a great sleep but the other . ' three had minor disturbances bats, sounding like soupodup mozzies, whizzed past all night 5 Doone became suddenly aware of his-unobtrusive travelling companion big, now juicv looch Lind aq: had some 7)rohistoric monster playing tag withtoes ana o was on an 5- slope. As usual, morning arrived too quickly, being on the eastern slope, dawn bid us an early good morning. A mad dash boc;an, to catch up to Enzo/s party, which we found just on lunch time (swift as usual) and arrived to find honourable leader had managed to drop his glasses in an 18 ft. plunge pool, full of icy, icy water and morstorous tdoopsea' yanies. 411 attempts at their rescue mat with miserablo failure. Enzo and Co., moved off to beat the stars back to the cars while our mob waited patiently for Margaret and Ross, who had once again, managed to get themselves mislai(1 and who, we later found out, had sat Llown to a broakfast of two sumptuous stooks, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, eggs and the works, but ……. Ross had forgotton the matches so much for breakfast! Tell, we =aged to haul our-selves to our foot after not one but two lunches, and moved off an hour behind the group ahead. Owing to efficient and capable navigation by Ross, we somehow managed to cross the supposed tgorgo in throe separate valleys. Finally, to the utter astonishmont of the =tiro group, crossed THE gorge only to find ourselves somewhat lost. But dear old Mother Nature, bless 11=9 provided a helping hand, in the form of a hugb conglomorate outcrop, which proved to be invaluable aid in establishing our =act whereabouts. Ah, ha l a bad was sighted,. many miles back in the direction from which we had just come. o almost dismissed him from our thoughts with the assumption that it was merely the local farmer, when servoral other 'cods came into view. , It could only be Enzo and his mob, which we had, somehow or other, managed to pass. 20 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER Believe it or-not, recollecting our own snail pace, I hate to think what ..Dnzo and his group must have been up to, to get themselves of-an hour behind us, Well we continued on, having found the general direction to the cars; had a brisk tea of SOUD and popcorn, on the banks of r'og wag, Creek; and wait for it reached the cars BEFORE DARK and that brought us to the end of yet another unforgotablo wo,:,kend of 'walking'. * 0000 * =====Kunderang Brook - Macleay River - Apsley River===== by Frank Leyden “Hello there, I'm Ray Wall with your taxi.” A tall laughing young chap bowled up to the three bushwalkers amorging from the train 7ith their bulging lacks at 7alcha Road. “Hello Ray, this is Alex Colley and Gordon Redmond,”, “Pleased to meet you. Lot's go this way.” Packs were promptly stacked in the boot, and we were away in the fresh morning Sunshine of the New England. Tablelands. “There were four other young walking chaps LID here before Easter. Viust have read your article._ Tried to go crosscountry from Moon Plains tO_ Hillgrove. Didn't make it.” “Yes Ray, in BB” we have instruction in the art of b4awa],kino and navigation for yTosrective members.” Apsley Falls and area were inspected and showed only a trickle of water going over, confirming with the dry yellow countryside the semidrought conditions, Though not in the farmer's interests, the low water suited. us. Leaving the Oxley Highway beyond. Yarrowitch, we took the Kangaroo Flat road, then Mooraback road and. eventually Kooke-burra road. Further out, the state of the road indicated the need for dry weather for pro{sress with a sedan car. The road follows the watershed between the Macloay and. the Hastings Rivers. Our road navigation took us to the Cob croft trail (marked). A few miles further on our uncertainty of position was resolved by being overtaken by Alan Youdale in his fourv/110.01 drive truck. - “Excuse ne., could you tell us. the 'way to Tunderang Brook?” “Follow along behind mo and I'll show you the way.” . May 1 968 … THE SYDNEY BUSHITTA=R 21 At Alan's “Cedar Creek” property, about 70 miles from '7alcha Road, wo arranged with our driver, Ray, to pick us up again at Moona Plains, 8 days later. Cedar Creek at 3500 ft. is red volcanic soil with high trees and green pastures. 'le lunched with /Jan and heard of his pioneering of his Upper Kunderang grazing lease in the close on 40 years of his holding. It was one of the greenest ana nicest properties-we passed through. After lunch Alan took us in his Land Rover down a steep road he had made down a ridge, dropping 2300 ft. into Upper Kunderang Brook. Rain forest jungles nestled in the high valleys, and tall timbers and open grass covered the lo7er slopes. About 12 miles downstream some smoke showed from the stockmen's grassburning fires. The floor of the valley was open with green flats and few grazing cattle, and a beautiful clear stream like the Kowmung wound around the tree shaded grass on every bend. Alan showed us his original humpy and, after inspecting his stock, hit the back of the vehicle for the dogs to jump in, as he left us and returned. The packs were heaVy but the going easy. in the bright hot sunshine and scenery like a picturebook we were on OUT feet, splashing 'across the stream, crunching over the stones, and scrambling on to the grassy banks, and away at last from the wheels that had brought us over 400 miles. The lure of Kunderang was its comparatively unspoiled remoteness, the jungleskirted slopes with prospects of wildlife, and the giant forested ridges and numerous large side creeks. Frequent open flats and very few rough rocky gorges encourage cattle grazing along the valley. Giant casurinas lined the banks. Yellow grass carpeted slopes descended through open forest to the close cropped lawnlike green that often went right to the water's edge. Apart from an almost overgrown rough road for the first few miles, there was not a break nor scar of erosion to be seen. Soon we drorTed the packs and were splashing in a clear deep pool of -warm water in the sunshine, in contrast to the cold water of the Turon at Easter a few days earlier. Smalls Creek junction provided the first night's campsite on a green lawn by the bracken with the stream just beyond the tentpegs. Next day was hot and sunny but without flies or insect pests. 70 were easily able to locate our progress by the detailed twoinch Green Gully map. The going was fast and easy, mostly on cattle pads, so we had plenty of time for frequent swims. Tortoises of about five inches diameter were plentiful in the deep pools, clearly visible scuttling along the bottoM. rfater dragons eyed us off, or plopped into the river 011 our approach and ono magnificent yard,-long specimen just refused to move off his log. At Sunderlands were extensive grassy flats and an old stockyard. The ring of mountainous ridges above reminded us of Bendethra. Threadneedle Creek from the high country to the east carried a notable flow of water, the largest side creek so far, liter lunch we negotiated a rough slatcy gorge and tortuous bends - ….. 22 THE.SIDNEY BUSEJALKER Ma ..1 68 .to_get to Dourallie,Greek junction for -another scenic campsite. The location of the surrounding poMpous giant sfinpang tree-S.were- noted for afterdaiqZaVoidb.nce. The following day we enjoyed the warm sun and swimming when Koscuiske was receiving its first winter snows. 7e were in mild troDicallike calm 2500 ft.: below the winils on the tablelands above. The ridges. by new were'closing in and appearing' hiher and we reckoned on soon encountering the authors of the smoky' grass fires. Sure enough, as we were settf.n!=7, up cam:: on the parklike 67,7Panse at the junction of Kunderang LeftBranch Creek, the stockmen appeared. Three of them, or horseback and with dogs7 were bringing cattle down the creek. '7e. talked with Alex Hacdonald, manager of Kunderang Station. mhe Station-is eight miles downstream and on the Macleay River. The rare sight of bushwalkors is alWays remembered “There was a bushwalkor from Sydney during the war who cam.downqCundurang with a pushbike, Ha! Ha' I wont and looked in the mirror to see .if I was alright. . Ho must have got pretty tired carrying it. Then there was another Tarty of-two chaps and two girls in 1937. Then at Easter there was about 14 of them with girls and ropes frOm Sydney. Came down Rowley Creek and went up Reedy. One had a red beard. Ho lauched alright. Could hear the laugh for miles. Next day we were mustering. Couldn't find the cattle for days!” LeftBranch Crook had the biggest flow of the side creeks and rises in the swamps of the 3800 ft. Carrai Tableland to. the east. The lower part of Kuraerang Brook becomes a wider stoney bed with more water and the valley is straighter and shows evidence of heavy flood volume. Profuse lemonscented titree with up to footthick trunks miniTled with the casurinas, and after Trap Creek the red bottle brush with similar solid trunks took over. Trap Creek also brought the first granite to the ri-ver stones. This came from the s-oectacular granite cliffs looming on this side of Carrai. 2J1 the higher parts of Kunderang below the volcanic outcrops appeared to be weathered slates. The fires were burning very slow, as there was -green under the-tall,dry grass of the slopes. Our. LeftBranch junctien,cam)2 was illuminated in the night by the contouring rings of fires on the slopes above. On the next =ming we encountered one of the stockmen with the packhorses and Stock horses mustered in a group at Trap Creek Junction, and had a yard with him. His mates were up in Trap Creek and soon the smoke was rising. By this time we found there were 14 women in the Easter party of walkers and the news was still travelling and getting bigger as it went. ”'Then you're mustering, how do you manage to sort out the cattle?“ “We take out the average ones, and the wild ones and the quiet ones are left. ” May 1968 THE SYDNEY BUSH7ALKER 23 dos “Ahal that's oprJosite to the human case Where the average ones are left, and the wild ones and the quiet ones taken out the wild ones to gaol and the quiet ones trampled on,” Observed .Alex. Retrieving a horse breaking from the mob sudaenly interrupted the conversation and gave us a fine example of the stockman's alertness and horsomanshi-e. The Macleo.y River junction. was a grand sight, a really mighty river. At low water new, there seemed an awful lot of water in it probably more than a normal 7ollondilly. The river swung in great sweeps with forested grass flats long and wide. Densely massed sapling casurinas went like giant lawns for miles. We swam in the clear mild water and lunched opposite Spear Creek on an enorucus parklike flat. Progress was very easy on the cattlepads, 'cutting off bonds often up to quarter mile from the river. Lppraching old Kunderang Station, a mile of high slate cliffs across the river showed the difficulties to be encountered if the river was too high and rapid to be crossed. A groat blue pool with a fine cascading outlet below a cliff on the north side at the Station bend, was the setting for our campsite on a green grassy platform ton foot above the river.. On the next level, a further ten foot above, was the forest, massed casurinas on one side, then gums with the strippy bark for undorbody and odd rainforest things and quite a lot nf yellow cedar. Spreaa around us was a magnificent scenic sweep of river, mountain and forest, Kunderanz Old Station -,cefolded next morning from a cliff at the back of our camp. There were miles of undulating grassed flats dotted with trees below the high surrounding forested ridges. The sheer isolation and remoteness seemed to lend enchantment to this beautiful spot. Henry Kant was not at the shack so we pressea on to the Apsley River junction, and wore now in territory familiar to us. The Apslay was much lower than in the previous October and, although carrying a nice flow, perhaps fifty percent more than Kunderang Brook, it was no longer the battle to cross as previously, The going was easy and pleasant as usual along the pads. Just up from the Macleay junction a mile long grassy flat was rimed by a scenic circle of high ridges similar again to the Bendethra scene. Approaching Reedy Crook a high densely forested enclosure of ridges on the west side gave a “Pit of Sorrow” effect. The deep valley of Reedy Creek opens out to a large grassy flat along the Apsley. 7e re surprised to find the creek dry at the junction. The caAtle went up Reedy Creek in a cloud of dust an this time the horses came with us. By now we were setting quite used to the routine of the river menagerie. Usually on rounding a bend flocks of duck would “quack” “quack” and take off in a hurried flapping and the.mullot would leap from the water. The cows would then take off trotting ahead wherever we wanted to go, and soiling the landscape for our inconvenience. -The white yellowcrested cookies would “squawk” “squawk” and 24 -ThT: SYDNEY BUSIT-Alitd-14 May_19 take off in circling scores and the “twelve apostles” birds would create a loud chatterinc d:;n.without going far, Lots of Small birds, gaudy -butterflies, lizards, goannas. an odd black snake –there was always semething. Camp was made on a grassy balcony above five little rapids just past the first bend upstream from the junction of Reedy Creek. Stoney stretches next day brought us to Rowley creek, diminished again to only slightly flowing. Around the bend Paradist Rocks, probablY:the'most spectacular esoarpment on the river, came into, view in the south Taradise is a leftover piece of tableland, connected back to the main tableland. by only a narrowneck tr)e of causeway. At about 3500 ft. 2500 ft. above the river and at the cliffgirt northern end looks not 'unlike Mt. Buffalo. when teen from the river0 That night We camped by the pines just downstream from Rusdens Creek on a spet that commanded a great view of the cliffs to the southeast and The Front Tableland to the north east. In the evening and morning mists the scone suggested a New Zealand setting Further impressive views of Paradise Rocks unfolded as we .progressed upstream- next morning. Green Fully with its brightly co3oured stones showed a surprising water flowfrom the cast, And the junction .7:ijth the Apsley was just as beautiful as ever fora swim and lunch. On rounding the horsushoe bond going up the Apsley from Green Gully, a Pidgeon House like peak of one oi the Tooth Rocks came .into view in the south. This was en the end of the ridge between the Yarrowitch and .the.Apsley. At the Yarrowitch river junction we were surrea -th find that the Yarrowitch hoZL.about three quarters of the water flow and the Appley merely looked liken large creek comig into the :D,rrowitch river. .Between Jones Spur and Orchard Flat the campsite looked direct at The Tooth, 1000 ft. above, and thus decided the next day's excursion for some interesting scrambling. Roughly the area seems to be contorted weathered slates with speeping arcs of outcrops of dark reddishbrown to black brittle rock of apparently considerable iron content. The weathering of the slates seems to produce a better soil than that of the Silurians on the upper Shoalhaven. The outcrops string along some intriguing and quite sharp peaks. To our delight The Tooth was well populated with a sizable rock wallaby of rich reddishbrown thick boat and a gorgeous thick black tail. Ascent to Paradise was made up of a very narrow ridge from the next horseshow bend upstream from Orchard Flat. The cattle by the score spread their horns and gave us a grand final rather too close inspection,as we spread out our groundsheets for the, final lunch in Paradise before descent to Sydney. “711ht would happen, Alex, if they all charged?” “They won't Charge.” Even Geldon, quitb used to charging, was unimpressed by the bovine discernm'en.t, May 168 THE SYDNEY BUST:1=R -25 ' About 7 miles to JaCksons ana another 5 to Moona Plains, then .Rays dab brought us 23 iAles to Charlicts Cafe at 7alcha after a week's trip to remember. 9 daYS Last week in April, 1968. About 80-miles. Macleay .2f-t. 8 ins, .at Bellbrook. Kangaroo Flat 9335IVS 31680 Green Gully 9335IVN 31680 (Planil,etric Prey.) 9336II&III 50,000 .(provisional) 9235I N 31680 imrmlimemos TRIP DURATIONs SEASON: DISTANCEp RIVER DEPTHs LANDS DEPT. IT.LPSt Carrais Apsloy 74L17, The first wedkend of the new walks programme has a weekend trip lead by Snow Brown. For those who don't know him Snow is the oldest gentleman who walks around with stooped shOulders. He is also extremely unfit, for walking that is. The trip is going from Carbons Farr, Splendor Rock, Yellow Dog, Cox's River, Gabory Creek, Carbons Farm. The walk will cover quite a variety of walking, tracks, 'ridges, river banks ana rocky creeks. The view. from Splendor Rock is 'even better that the name This trip is 24 miles long is of medium type and is a test walk. Snows phone No. is 151927 (B). The trip on Sunday the 2nd June is lead by Jim Calloway. It is of 11 medium miles and is a test walk. Jim is Going to Heathcote by the 8.20 a.m, train from Central. Buy tickets, return to rlaterfall. QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG rEEKEND. The snow fanatic Yborn is at it again. A ski touring trip to Kosciusko and the main range, a base camp will be made at Lake Cootapatamba. Last year there was no snow this year you may need a shovel to get out of your tent. Special equippett will be needed for this trip so you should give plenty of warning if you intend going on the trip. Ross will be able to give you more advise as to what is needed. Ross sleeps near 575218 (H). There is no other trip planned for this weekend so come in the redm:sday before with your ideas, you will probably get a few beds to go with you. 15TH-16TH JUNE Saturday start a 15 mile medium test walk. To be colost by Roe Painter and Spot Noble. This is a private transport, leaving the cars at Pearces Pass. The trip will -pass through the Blue Gum Forest via the Grose River the escape route is up Coalmine Creek and back to the cars….Dot Noble is sitting on the phone on 844497 (H) 26 THE SYWEY BUSH7ALKER May 1968 PADDY PALLIN ORIENT=ING COUTEST. Illeori-GIA-“cingdoritt.wir-bollela-:0S-atur.clan 1st June, 1968. Competing teams will be given maps and map references and they will V'e-.6quirei to complete a circuit visiting all marked check points. They may also be required to perform certain tasks involving knowledge of map reading and compass. Points will be allotted for time of completing boUrse and performance .of. tasks. Teams must consist of not less than two and not more than three persons. There will be two routes suited. to varying capabilities. 1. Open . 2. Mixed. Contest is only open to.MemborS of affiliated clubs, of Federation of Bus wlking - Clubs. Trophies will be presented to the winningterliin. each grade. - All competitors who complete the course will be awarded cloth badges. IT.B. Trophies and badges will be presented at a camp fire to be held on the Saturdayinight. See Paddy for Rules and Entrz Forms these 7.,re.lso available in the Clubroom and. be- sure to:Laail the forms off immediatel to Paddy 6 . , cpW' fi j..1 1'0E:AY, FINCH AND I'7ILL ATTEMTT'THE FINAL -ASSAULT. =====Obituary===== - MRS. MARGARET SMITH (nee TURNDR) It is our sad duty to report that one of the persons lost their lives in the recent Thine tragedy in Now Zealand, was soMeonee well known to many Sydney B ushwalkers. She was Mrs. Margaret Smith (nee Turner) who was herself a Member of the Sydney Bushwalkors. Margaret was born in Scotland and came to Australia when she -. was 5 years old. She joined the Club in 1935. In 1939 she married Mr. Fred Smith and went to live in Orange, thereby curtailing her walking activities. In 1962 she moved to Lane Cove and had lived there ever since. Those. Bushwalkers who knew Margaret may remember that, she was at the 40th Anniversary Celebrations at Ye Olde Crusty Tavoin. A Memorial Service was hela for her at Lane Cove. Sho-iS .stir,vived by her husband, a daughter, a son and a grana-daughter;. ,Ti:5 her family and friends TO can only offer our Sincerest sympathy .INSTRUCTIONAL W.LLY, 21st, 22nd 23rd June. This is to be held at Konangaroo Clearing. Starters will be grouped into teams-and each team will take a different route. Prospectives will do all the navigating. Tlerfbers will only be present to make sure the team does not r,3ot too lost. (17ho said the member could finlhis way anyway?) Parties will zo dawn Howling Dog, Yellow Pup, Merrigal Crock, Blue Dog etc. As extra time is needed to organize this trip, please contact-Ross 7yborn, 700400 Extension 43 (business No.) before Tioanesdaq:42th June or see him in the Clubrooml on the 12th June. 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