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-i44eNX-X4e4HHH4**-XiHHHf*-X-**-x-****4HHf*x4HONH4*e****9i-X4He-x-x-x-iHHe-x-aet-*****m4*x-x- +======The Sydney Bushwalker.====== 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER + 
-****************-yr*******iHR- X X x *****X-** X x X *************************4HHf +A monthly bulletin of matters ​of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. 
--X-*****************.***-X-* X XXX ****-X--X4HHE-******4-4H(-i(-**4Hi****-X-X-X-4(-****-)HeiH6.)14Ht- + 
-A monthly-bulletin of matter; ​of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 14 Atchison Street, St. Leonards. +Postal Address: Box 4476 G.P.O.Sydney, N.S.W. 2001. 
-POSTAL ADDRESS: Box 4476 G.P.O. Sydney, N.S.1L 2001. Meetings at the Club Room on Wednesday evenings after 7.30 p m. Muluiries ​regarding the Club - Mrs. Marcia Shappert, ​Tel. 30-2028. + 
-APRIL, ​1973.  +Meetings at the Club Room on Wednesday evenings after 7.30 p.m. 
-EditorSpiro Ketas 104/10 Wylde Street, Pott's Point,​2011. ​Tel. 357-1381 (Home) + 
-Typists ​Kath Brown +Enquiries ​regarding the Club - Mrs. Marcia Shappert, ​Te1. 30-2028. 
-DuplicationMike Short + 
-Business ManagerBill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford,​ 2118. +---- 
-Iff THIS ISSUE:  + 
-Meeting ​by Jim Brown - reprinted from "​S.M.H."​ 20/​6/​14 ​anent +=====April ​1973.===== 
-At the Annual General No Mants Land. by C.P. Padd7 Pallin Advertis +  
-200 Miles Rough +|**Editor**|Spiro Ketas104/10 Wylde Street, Pott's Point, 2011. Te1.357-1381 (Home)| 
-oun a q-V-17--'?​--7"​in ulpmen ver isemen +|**Typist**|Kath Brown| 
-alkt a S sex et ary t s Notes for May Social Notes for May +|**Duplication**|Mike Short| 
-Black Mountain (A.C.T.) Protest +|**Business Manager**|Bill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford,​ 2118.| 
-Page 2 + 
-4 +=====In This Issue:===== 
-6 + 
- Wade Butler  ​ +| | |Page| 
-12 +|At the Annual General ​Meeting|Jim Brown| 2| 
-alf alder 14 Elaine Brown +|No Man's Land by C.P. - reprinted from "​S.M.H."​ 20/6/14| | 4| 
-16 +|200 Miles Rough|Wade Butler | 9| 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1973, +|Walk'​s Secretary's Notes for May|Wilf Hilder|14| 
-A2 THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.+|Social Notes for May|Elaine Brown|16| 
 +|Black Mountain (A.C.T.) Protest| |16| 
 + 
 +=====Advertisements===== 
 + 
 +| |Page| 
 +|Paddy Pallin| 6| 
 +|Mountain Equipment|12| 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====At The Annual General Meeting.===== 
 by Jim Brown. by Jim Brown.
-On the night of March 14th there were about 60 S.B.W. in occupation 
-when the Annual Meeting swung into action, only 10 or 12 minutes after the 
-advertised time of 7.45 p m. The early phases of the meeting moved swiftly 
-as there were no new members to welcome and the February minutes were quickly read and endorsed. In Correspondence we heard that Honorary Membership had. been offered to two lone-time stalwarts in 1,1aurie Berry and Marie Byles. A member of several years ago, Barbara Evans, was back in Sydney and had sought re-instatement to the Active List. 
  
 +On the night of March 14th there were about 60 S.B.W. in occupation when the Annual Meeting swung into action, only 10 or 12 minutes after the advertised time of 7.45 p.m. The early phases of the meeting moved swiftly as there were no new members to welcome and the February minutes were quickly read and endorsed. In Correspondence we heard that Honorary Membership had been offered to two long-time stalwarts in Laurie Berry and Marie Byles. A member of several years ago, Barbara Evans, was back in Sydney and had sought re-instatement to the Active List.
 +
 +The Annual Report was taken as read and accepted, and a little later, when the retiring Treasurer appeared, the Annual Financial Statement was similarly adopted. Jack Gentle asked whether the Constitutional Amendment of last year requiring leaders of test walks to do some instructing of prospectives may have been responsible for the shortage of test walks mentioned in the Annual Report (unfortunately,​ it goes back long before that alteration):​ and on the Financial side Jim Valitiotis thought it was regrettable that the Auditor had felt obliged to voice uncertainty about the value of Coolana and the investment in Natural Areas. The President explained it was simply that the Auditor considered he could not verify the amounts assessed.
 +
 +Elections commenced at an early hour, and the results have been published in the March issue of the magazine. At first it appeared we would have difficulty in filling some of the offices, notably those of Treasurer and Federation Delegates, but after Marcia Shappert accepted control of the fiscal arrangements despite some problems about attendance at meetings, other people rallied around and all posts were occupied by the end of the meeting. There was no competition for any of the vacancies.
 +
 +The retiring Treasurer recommended that the 1972-3 subscriptions apply to the 1973-4 year, and this too was carried, so that we are up for:- $6 individual membership; $8 married couples; $3 full-time students and $1 entrance fee. The monthly financial statement showed $755 in operating funds at the end of February.
 +
 +In Walks Reporting, Wilf recorded that Max Crisp went to the Shoalhaven near Nerriga on 23-24-25 Feb, there were 5 present, and although the river was rather high, they were able to complete the whole of the planned walk. That weekend Jim Vatiliotis had a large team - 23 - in the Upper Cox, where deep water made crossing difficult, even in Breakfast Creek. Sheila Binnst day walk in Kangaroo Creek was officially cancelled owing to her injured foot, but about 8 people went out and did it anyway. It was presumed David Cotton'​s "bees and cactus"​ trip went, but details were unknown.
 +
 +The first weekend on the new programme Jim Vatiliotis featured again with 7 folk on his Newnes-Constance Gorge walk. The trip via the Gorge proved quite interesting,​ but involved a camp on the sandy stream-bed - the only flat ground - with prayers that it should not rain hard. Because of floods in the Colo, Wilf's day walk was diverted to the Mittagong area, and included an attempt to enter the Wingecarribee Valley near Medway Colliery, a visit to Joadja, and a detour to the Natural tunnel near Hill Top, where Joe Marton swam through the cave. That same day Barry Zieren took 16 people on the West Head jaunt, taking numerous swims between stretches on foot.
 +
 +For the weekend 9-10-11 March, Roy Higginbottom'​s trip was adopted by Don Finch and diverted to a li-lo trip along the Cox. The aquatic team moved well on the strong current. No information was to hand about Tony Denham'​s Blue Gum trip, while the Sunday tour of old road passes at Mount Victoria led by Marion Lloyd brought out 14 starters, the day being very warm, but the walk enjoyable. Sam Hinde had a party of 16 that day for a leisurely trip out from Berowra.
 +
 +Federation affairs, as reported by Phil Butt, have been published in the last magazine, and we came to the Consitutional crisis, with Spiro Ketas formally moving that a simple majority be sufficient for a Constitutional amendment, in place of the three-quarters majority stipulated. Argument hinged on the fact that a small group, opposed to change, could frustrate the wishes of a large proportion of members. Opposition came from some who felt that any alteration in the Club 's basic charter should have a very high degree of support. About this stage your reporter, seeking to have a bit each way, moved an amendment to the amendment - that a three-fifths majority be required to change the Constitution. This achieved sufficient support to be carried, and the amended motion was then adopted - by the requisite 3/4 majority for the last time (unless we ever go back to it). Attention was drawn to the fact that a 3/4 majority is also required in two other Constitutional clauses (5e and 7) and it was suggested consideration might be given to bringing the rates into line at a later date.
 +
 +Kath Brown drew attention to a weak spot in the Club's equipment. There was only one typewriter with the small type suitable for both magazine and walks programme stencils. If and when both these items turned up simultaneously,​ the volume of work was considerable,​ but could be spread if a second machine with "​elite"​ type-face was available. We were saving up to $300 a year by producing our own Walks Programme instead of having it printed. Support came from Wilf Hilder and we resolved a reconditioned machine be bought at a price of up to $100.
 +
 +Well, we were almost through. Wilf mentioned that a report received of a trip done on the Nattai in February included advice that Coates'​ property at the top of Starlight'​s Track appeared to have been acquired by a "Pitt St. farmer",​ who was quite amenable to bushwalkers. Don Finch expressed a vote of thanks to President and Committee and the Club's various workers, which was adopted by acclamation. Then Bob Younger, as retiring and re-elected President, said the traditional "Let us Re-Une"​.
  
 +----
  
-The Annual Report was taken as read and accepted, and a little later, when the retiring Treasurer appeared, the Annual Financial Statement was similarly adopted. Jack Gentle asked whether the Constitutional Amendmont of last year requiring leaders of test walks to do some instructing of prospectives may have been responsible for the shortage of test walks mentioned in the Annual Report (unfortunately,​ it goes back long before that alteration) s and on theFinancial side Jim Valitiotis thought it was Xegrettable that the Auditor had felt obliged to voice uncertainty about the value of Coolana and the investment in Natural Areas. The President explained it was simply that the Auditor considered he could not verify the amounts assessed. 
-Elections commenced at an early hour, and the results have been 
-published in the March issue of the magazine. At first it appeared we 
-would have difficulty in filling some of the offices, notably those of 
-Treasurer and Federation Delegates, but after Marcia Shappert accepted 
-control of the fiscal arrangements despite some problems about attendance at meetings, other people rallied around and all posts were occupied by 
-the end of the meeting. There was no competition for any of the vacancies. 
-The retiring Treasurer recommended that the 1972-3 subscriptions apply 
-to the 1973-4 year, and this too was carried, so that we are up for- 
-6 individual membership; $8 married couples; $3 full-time students and $1 entrance fee. The monthly financial statement showed $755 in operating funds at the end of February. 
-In Walks Reporting, Wilf recorded that Max Crisp went to the Shoalhaven near Nerriga on 23-24-25 Feb, there were 5 present, and although the river was rather high, they were able to complete the whole of the planned walk. That weekend Jim Vatiliotis had a large team - 23 - in the Upper Cox, where deep water made crossing difficult, even in Breakfast Greek. Sheila Binnst day walk in Kangaroo Greek was officially cancelled owing to her injured 
-foot, but about 8 people went out and did it anyway. It was presumed David Cotton'​s "bees and cactus"​ trip went, but details were unknown. 
-The first weekend on the new programme Jim Vatiliotis featured again with 7 folk on his Newnes-Constanoe Gorge walk. The trip via the Gorge 
-looToved quite interesting,​ but involved a camp on the sandy stream-bed - the only flat ground- with prayers that it should not rain hard. Because of 
-Page 3 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICIER April 1973 
-floods in the Colo, Wilf's day walk was diverted to the Mittagong area, and included an attempt to enter the Wingecarribee Valley near Medway Colliery, a visit to Joadja, and a detour to the Natural tunnel near Hill Top, where Joe Marton swam through the cave. That same day Barry Zieren took 16 people on the West Head jaunt, taking numerous swims between stretches on foot. 
-For the weekend 9-10-11 March, Roy Higginbottom'​s trip was adopted by Dora. Finch and diverted to a li-b trip along the Cox. The aquatic 
-team moved well on the strong current. No information was to hand about 
-Tony Denham'​s Blue Gum trip, while the Sunday tour of old road passes at Mount Victoria led by Marion Lloyd brought out 14 starters, the day 
-being very warm2 but the walk enjoyable. Sam Hinds had a party of 16 that day for a leisurely trip out from Berowra. 
-Federation affairs, as reported by Phil Butt, have been published in 
-the last magazine, and we came to the Consitutional crisis, with Spiro Ketas 
-formally moving that a simple majority be sufficient for a Constitutional amendment, in place of the three-quarters majority stipulated. Argument hinged on the fact that a small group, opposed to change, could frustrate the wishes of a large proportion of mothers. Opposition came from some who felt that any alteration in the Club 's basic charter should have a very high degree of support. About this stage your reporter, seeking to have - a bit each way, moved an amendment to the amendment - that a three-fifths 
-majority be required to change the Constitution. This achieved sufficient support to-be carried, and the amended motion was then adopted - by the = 
-requisite IT- majority for the last time sunless we ever go back to it). 
-Attention was drawn to the fact that a I- majority is also required in two other Constitutional clauses (5e and 7) and it was suggested consideration might be given to bringing the rates into line at a later date. 
-Kath Brown drew attention to a weak spot in the Club's equipment. 
-There was only one typewriter with the small type suitable for both magazine and walks programme stencils. If and when both these items turned up 
-simultaneously,​ the volume of work was considerable,​ but could be spread if 
-a second machine with "​elite"​ type-face was available. We were saving up 
-to $300 a year by producing our own Walks Programme instead of having it 
-printed. Support came from Wilf Hilder and we resolved a reconditioned machine be bought at a price of up to $100. 
-Well, We were almost through. Wilf mentioned that a report received 
-of a trip done on the Nattai in February included advice that Coates'​ property 
-at the top of Starlight'​s Track appeared to have been acquired by a "Pitt St. 
-farmer",​ who was quite amenable to bushwalkers. Don Finch expressed a vote of thanks to President and Committee and the Club's various workers, which was adopted by acclamation. Then Bob Younger, as retiring and re-elected President, said the traditional "Let us Re-Une"​. 
-if-** 
-Page 4 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER April, 1973. 
 NO MAN'S LAND by C.P. NO MAN'S LAND by C.P.
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