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 Although it's the first business meeting of the Club's Official year, February's is traditionally rather a docile meeting, with things being stored up for the Annual General in March. However, about 45 folk put in an appearance for the February gathering, and four new members were welcomed, while two others were not present. Those greeted were Alan Martin, John Browne and Joe Darby, and (a little later during the proceedings) Tom Wilhelm who accepted Linda's badge and documentation. Frank Roberts was the other absentee. Although it's the first business meeting of the Club's Official year, February's is traditionally rather a docile meeting, with things being stored up for the Annual General in March. However, about 45 folk put in an appearance for the February gathering, and four new members were welcomed, while two others were not present. Those greeted were Alan Martin, John Browne and Joe Darby, and (a little later during the proceedings) Tom Wilhelm who accepted Linda's badge and documentation. Frank Roberts was the other absentee.
  
-Minues were accepted without comment, and in correspondence we heard Alex Colley's letter on our behalf to the National Parks & Wildlife Service, commenting on the closure of most of Burning Palms to camping and indicating the desirability of re-opening it as early as could sensibly be done. This letter had been acknowledged, and also from the N.P. & W.L. Service was advice that our Kangaroo Valley land had been proclaimed a Wild Life Sanctuary. Membership movements included resignations from Audrey and Bob Godfrey (now settled in Queensland) and re-instatement of Meryl Smith (back from abroad).+Minutes were accepted without comment, and in correspondence we heard Alex Colley's letter on our behalf to the National Parks & Wildlife Service, commenting on the closure of most of Burning Palms to camping and indicating the desirability of re-opening it as early as could sensibly be done. This letter had been acknowledged, and also from the N.P. & W.L. Service was advice that our Kangaroo Valley land had been proclaimed a Wild Life Sanctuary. Membership movements included resignations from Audrey and Bob Godfrey (now settled in Queensland) and re-instatement of Meryl Smith (back from abroad).
  
 The Treasury indicated that the closing balance in current funds at the end of January was $761, and Auditor Gordon Redmond cautioned that, because of several adjustments, the annual financial statement would differ slightly from that figure. The Treasury indicated that the closing balance in current funds at the end of January was $761, and Auditor Gordon Redmond cautioned that, because of several adjustments, the annual financial statement would differ slightly from that figure.
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 by Dot Butler. by Dot Butler.
  
-NEWS FLASH.... the rain continues..... enormous flood damage in Queensland..... roads cut in the great Outwest..... Mt. Isa isolated in a sea of wet spinifex, unable to get its copper out or fuel supplies stock being drowned in thousands.... FLASH.... FLASH.... Typhoon Ida? or, Clara? or Whatnot swooping towards our drenched coastline..... FLASH.... FLASH.... Giant tides (the perigee-syzygy demons) sweeping around the world and due to strike the coast of Australia this first week in February. In a word, physical upheaval on a colossal scale. Most sane people prefer to stay all snug and safe at home. But what do Bushwaikers, being a perverse breed - what do Bushwalkers do? Nothing is good enough but an abseiling trip down Davies Canyon, the roughest canyon in the Roughest Country in the State!+NEWS FLASH.... the rain continues..... enormous flood damage in Queensland..... roads cut in the great Outwest..... Mt. Isa isolated in a sea of wet spinifex, unable to get its copper out or fuel supplies stock being drowned in thousands.... FLASH.... FLASH.... Typhoon Ida? or, Clara? or Whatnot swooping towards our drenched coastline..... FLASH.... FLASH.... Giant tides (the perigee-syzygy demons) sweeping around the world and due to strike the coast of Australia this first week in February. In a word, physical upheaval on a colossal scale. Most sane people prefer to stay all snug and safe at home. But what do Bushwalkers, being a perverse breed - what do Bushwalkers do? Nothing is good enough but an abseiling trip down Davies Canyon, the roughest canyon in the Roughest Country in the State!
  
 Our intrepid leader is Dave Rostron. He has, for once, left his recent bride at home. Judith is keen on bushwalking, but she is not an idiot. Our intrepid leader is Dave Rostron. He has, for once, left his recent bride at home. Judith is keen on bushwalking, but she is not an idiot.
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 One puzzling item of the newspaper report is that when they realised they were lost the men decided to move __downstream__; this despite the fact that they knew they had parked their car and set up their tent on the plateau top. Could it be that they were following some "What to do when Lost" booklet? After all, if you go downstream you'll eventually land out on the seacoast - after three weeks or a month if you're lucky, and after beating your way through what is, actually, some of the Roughest Country in the State. One puzzling item of the newspaper report is that when they realised they were lost the men decided to move __downstream__; this despite the fact that they knew they had parked their car and set up their tent on the plateau top. Could it be that they were following some "What to do when Lost" booklet? After all, if you go downstream you'll eventually land out on the seacoast - after three weeks or a month if you're lucky, and after beating your way through what is, actually, some of the Roughest Country in the State.
  
-The little boy, Darren (aged 7), they say was terrific. At night he slept between his father and Michael and did the same as they did. He admitted that he didn't like the cold fish much and he spent a lot of time thinking of Mum and his little sister aged 4. I think it would be quite an idea to write to Bill Elliot (31) and Mike Bray (23) and invite them to join the Bushwaikers. After such a nerve-shattering experience they would need no further incentive to become expert bushmen.+The little boy, Darren (aged 7), they say was terrific. At night he slept between his father and Michael and did the same as they did. He admitted that he didn't like the cold fish much and he spent a lot of time thinking of Mum and his little sister aged 4. I think it would be quite an idea to write to Bill Elliot (31) and Mike Bray (23) and invite them to join the Bushwalkers. After such a nerve-shattering experience they would need no further incentive to become expert bushmen.
  
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-=== Paddymade. ===+===  Paddymade.  ===
  
 Lightweight bushwalking and camp gear. Lightweight bushwalking and camp gear.
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-Page 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHUALKER Harch9 1974+=====  Ayers Rock And Spoilation Of Nature ===== 
-AIRES ROCK AND SPOILATION OF NATURE.+
 by Marie B. Byles by Marie B. Byles
- Marion Iaoyd is a most right-thinking person, that is, she thinks as I + 
-do, and I am earnestly looking forward to thenext instalment of her article. +Marion Lloyd is a most right-thinking person, that is, she thinks as I do, and I am earnestly looking forward to the next instalment of her article. 
-But What I want to know is whether we are better, except in a very + 
-small degree, than those tourists who carve their names on Ayres Rock or leave heaps of litter on all the trails up the Japan Alps. +But what I want to know is whether we are better, except in a very small degree, than those tourists who carve their names on Ayres Rock or leave heaps of litter on all the trails up the Japan Alps. 
-Everything that bushwalkers take with them is processed from the des.... ruction of the produce of the earth - animal, vegetable or mineral. + 
-Primitive man struck a balance with nature. He fished, hunted or gathered +Everything that bushwalkers take with them is processed from the destruction of the produce of the earth - animal, vegetable or mineral. Primitive man struck a balance with nature. He fished, hunted or gathered roots necessary for his sustenance, and he did not breed more than the fish, animals or wild plants. The aborigines of Australia were able to sustain life in an arid continent without destroying it or making it more arid. We are not. I do not suggest that primitive man had any more concern for the well-being of nature than we have but his lack of knowledge, experience and technology did not hurt nature. He was therefore incapable of injuring it. But we are. (The only objection to the set-up of primitive man was that Germain Greer might have had a more uphill task than she has today!) 
-roots necessary for his sustenance, and he did not breed more than the fish, animals or wild plants. The aborigines of Australia were able to sustain + 
-life in an arid continent without destroying it or making it more arid. +In the days before tourism I used to camp alone at Kosciusko. I certainly did nature no harm, and no one could have told where I had camped. But what about my rucksack, my matches, aluminium containers, food and clothing, my tent and groundsheet? Everything was got by decreasing just a tiny bit the resources of earth. Furthermore my mere advent into the world had increased the world's population. When my family came to Australia in 1911, the children numbered three. Recently when one of those three sat down to Christmas dinner the number was twenty-two. I am told that our Sheila Binns is another who is a descendant of Nathanial Byles and thus has helped to swell the size of his genealogical tree! In China we read that they have the slogan, "Two children are all right, but one is better". Gandhi said at least of India, "__No__ children are best!" Moreover we cannot hope to keep Australia as a pleasure garden for the rest of the world that has none by that time, even if we took up China's slogans. 
-We are not. I do not suggest that primitive man had any more concern for + 
-the well-being of nature than we have but his lack of knowledge, experience and technology did not hurt nature. He was therefore incapable of injuring +And what about all those lovely virgin peaks in New Zealand which I joyfully put in my rucksack? In addition to all the processed food and garments one expedition took an axe to cut wood for burning, and of course access routes were always made for others. We did not leave nature any better for despoiling virgin peaks, but worse. 
-it. But we are. (The only objection to the set-up of primitive man was + 
-that Germain Greer might have had a more uphill task than she has today!) +Finally, all these things happened in the days before technology gave motor cars for all, with the result that you now go as far as the road and then walk, and then get the road lengthened so that you can walk further, and go on getting it lengthened until there is no place to walk further. 
-In the days before tourism I used to camp alone at Kosciusko. I + 
-certainly did nature no harm, and no one could have told where I had camped. +Well, Marion, what is your remedy, perhaps Sheila might help you formulate a reply? But frankly, I cannot see that bushwalkers and mountaineers are very much better than tourists who go to Ayres Rock. 
-ut what about my rucksack, my matches, aluminiun containers, food and + 
-clothing, my tent and groundsheet? Everything was got by decreasing just a tiny bit the resources of earth. Furthermore my mere advent into the +---
-world had increased the world's population. When my family came to Australia In 1911, the children numberedthree. Recently when one of those three at down to Christmas dinner the number was twonttwo. I am told that our Sheila Binns is another who ig a descendant of Nathanial Byles and thus has + 
-helped to swell the size of his genealogical tree! In China we read that they have the slogan, "Two children are all right, but one is better". Gandhi said at least of India, "No children are best!" Moreover we cannot +=====  The Blue Breaks Temp Larghetto ===== 
-hope to keep Australia as a pleasure gardenforLtho rest of7the world that +
-has none by that time, even if we took up China's slogans. +
-And what about all those lovely virgin peaks in New Zealand which I joyfully put in my rucksack? In addition to all the processed food and +
-garments one expedition took an axe to cut wood for burning, and of course +
-access routes were always made for others. We did not leave nature any +
-better for despoiling virgin peaks, but worse. +
-Finally, all these things happend in the days before technology gave +
-motor cars for all, with the result that you now go as far as the road and then walk, and then get the road lengthened so that you can walk further, and go on getting it lengthened until there is no place to walk further. +
-Well9 Marion, what is your remedy, perhaps Sheila might help you +
-formulate a reply? But frankly, I cannot see that bushwaikers,and mount- +
-aineers are very much better than tourists whogo to lyres Rock. +
-, Al+
-Page 9 TEE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER March, 1974. +
-THE BLUE MEALS TEMPO IARGHETTO.+
 by Jim Brown. by Jim Brown.
-Of course, walking in the Blue Breaks country in JaEuary isn't logical. But, you see, the trips I really had in mind - Shoalhaven Gorge - an unknown stage on the Colo - just weren't a proposition because of all the wet. The Blue Breaks seemed to offer a compromise between ridge walking (too hot and dry) and rivers (too flooded). Provided one didn't hurry. Yes, that was the key: the trip wouldbe done in slow tempo. How do I know it was larghetto? Well, the only music I couldfind that was slow enough to fit my pace wEts the larghetto movement from the Piano Concerto in B Flat Major, K 595, where the solitary piano notes + 
-fall as though the pianist is working it out as he goes along. So I traversed a large lump of the Southern Blue Mountains hissing Mozart's last piano concerto through my teeth. +Of course, walking in the Blue Breaks country in January isn't logical. But, you see, the trips I really had in mind - Shoalhaven Gorge - an unknown stage on the Colo - just weren't a proposition because of all the wet. The Blue Breaks seemed to offer a compromise between ridge walking (too hot and dry) and rivers (too flooded). Provided one didn't hurry. Yes, that was the key: the trip would be done in slow tempo. How do I know it was larghetto? Well, the only music I could find that was slow enough to fit my pace was the larghetto movement from the Piano Concerto in B Flat Major, K 595, where the solitary piano notes fall as though the pianist is working it out as he goes along. So I traversed a large lump of the Southern Blue Mountains hissing Mozart's last piano concerto through my teeth. 
-Departure was from Kanangra Walls in the dawning light of Wednesday, + 
-January 30th. Then back about a mile along the road and south across the .-. - +Departure was from Kanangra Walls in the dawning light of Wednesday, January 30th. Then back about a mile along the road and south across the dew soaked Marrilman Heath, while "the bloody sun uprose". I lost a little time finding the pass down of Mount Pindari as I'd never previously gone over the Colboyd Range, but was re-assured that the damp, ferny rift in the rocks was the way when I spotted the cairn near the top. From there oh it was the traditional piece of cake out along the saddles and sidlings which take one around the western faces of Mounts Bungin and Colboyd, thence steadily down along the ridge to Mt. Ardbanoo. All this was done at a sauntering pace, with pauses to peer down into the chasm of Christy's Creek or to eye off the ranges to the north by which I hoped to return several days later. 
-dew soakedMarrilman Heath, while "the bloody sun uprose". I lost a little time finding the pass down of Mount Pindari as I'd never previously gone over the Colboyd Range, but was re-assured that the damp, ferny rift in the rocks was the way when I spotted the cairn near the top. From there oh it was the traditional piece of cake out along the saddles andsidlings which + 
-take one around the western faces of Mounts Rungin and Colboyd, thence +Just beyond Arabanoo I made my only considerable navigational boo-boo of the whole trip. Following an animal pad I slewed a bit far north at one of the several cliffy sections of the ridge. Too late, after losing so much height I was unwilling to scramble back up to the main ridge, I noted a rocky cone ahead of me beyond the ravine into which I was scrambling. Plainly it was Cambage Spire, and I was going to fetch up a mile or two up East Christy's Creek. Ah well, onward and downward, there's water at the bottom. The deviation proved pleasant enough once the steep foot of the ridge had been negotiated, and East Christy's was a pretty stream to amble along for about an hour and a half to lunch on the Kowmung. 
-steadily down along the ridge to Et. Ardbanoo. All this was done at a sauntering pace, with pauses to peer down into the chasm of Christy's Creek or to eye off the ranges to the north by which I hoped to return several days later. + 
-Just beyond Arabanoo I made my only considerable navigational boo-boo of the whole trip. Following an animal pad I slewed a bit far north at ono of the several cliffy sections of the ridge. Too late, after losing so much height I was unwilling to scramble back up to the main ridge, I noted a rocky cone ahead of me beyong the ravine into which I was scrambling. Plainly it was CaMbage Spire, and I was going to fetch up a mile or two up East Christy's Creek. Ah well, onward and downward, there's water at the bottom. The deviation proved pleasant enough once the steep foot of the ridge had been negotiated, and East Christy's was a pretty stream to amble along for about an hour and a half to lunch on the Kowmung. +good restful time there, trying to make up my mind whether to assault the Bulga Range just opposite - it looked rather severe for climbing on a warm afternoon - or whether to seek a less steep ridge upstream. The Kowmung was flowing strongly but not difficult to cross and finally I opted for Bulga. Only 1400 ft. to climb, but I spent two hours over it with the afternoon sun very hot on my back, then another hour along the fairly level ridge top to emerge on the Water Board's highway along Scotts Main just after 5.0 p.m. This being the first day out the pack was dragging a bit, so I paused at the Butcher's Creek crossing for a meal from 5.50 to 7.20, then plodded through the quiet evening through Byrnes Gap and dawn to the Tonalli River below Yerranderie in the last glimmers of light. 
-gocid restful time there, trying to make up my mind whether to + 
-assault the Bulga Range just opposite - it looked rather severe for climbing on a warm afternoon - or whether to seek a less steep ridge upstream. The Kowmung was flowing strongly but not difficult to cross andfinally I opted for Bulga. Only 1400 ft. to climb, but I spent two hours over it with the afternoon sun very hot on my back, then another hour along the fairly level ridge top to emerge on the Water Board's highway along Scotts Main just after 5.0 p m. This being the first day out the pack was dragging a bit, so I paused at the Butcher's Creek crossing for a meal from 5.50 to 7.20, then plodded through the miet evening through Byrnes Gap and dawn to the Tonalli River below Yerrandorie in the last glimmers of light. +During the night it occurred to me that the following day would be the Thursday after the Australia Day holiday - and it was on the same day 33 years previously I had first passed through Yerranderie on the sixth day of an eight-days solo jaunt from Wentworth Falls to Bowral. Of course, Yerranderie was still a going concern in 1941, and I had visited the store to buy a packet of Sao biscuits, a tin of beef, ½lb of cheese and two bottles of lemonade - which I remember I drank between West and East Yerranderie so they wouldn't get hot (or because I was). 
-During the night it occurred to me that the following day would be + 
-Page 10 TIM SYDNEY BUSHWALICER March, 1974. +Thursday's stage this time was to be another sort of sentimental journey, repeating a section of Lacy's Creek I had once before visited, leading a rather ill-starred trip in August 1950, when we found our progress reduced to a crawl by tangles of lawyer vine. However, another S.B.W. party covered the upper section of Lacy's Creek at Easter 1970, and as their accounts of the trip didn't indicate delay due to thorny vegetation, I was eager to have another look. 
-the Thursday after the Australia Day holiday - and it was on the same day 33 years previously I had first passed through Yerranderie on the sixth + 
-day of an eight-days solo jaunt from Wentworth Falls to Bowral. Of course, Yerranderie was still a going concern in 1941, and I had visited the store +The morning promised another brilliant summer day as I passed at 7.0 a.m. through West Yerranderie, scaring away the wallabies grazing opposite the "Post Office", and turning away north at the trail near the site of the Silver Mines Hotel. A little time was lost in picking a ridge down to the Tonalli River that wouldn't involve too much pushing through thick scrub, and it was 9.30 when I recrossed the river and started up the ridge which leads to the prominent rocky headland which identifies Lacy's Gap. Seventeen hundred feet steady climb to the pass, tempo larghetto - two hours to reach the cliff and skirt around to the pass which is a few hundred yards around to the west. 
-to by a packet of Sao biscuits, a tin of beef, jib of cheese and two + 
-bottles of lemonade - which I remember I drank between West and East +From the gap it was a little over an hour along the ridge bearing E.N.E. to the top of Amphitheatre Pass (reference Burragorang 293912) and about ¾ hour down the rift into Lacy's Creek, for a midday rest-up at 1.30 p.m. Over lunch I came to the conclusion that the densely-grown banks were "out", but the vegetation was much lighter higher up the slope, and when I resumed at 3.0 p.m. I remained anything from 50 to 150 feet above the stream on the south side. Progress here was fair if not fast, but after about an hour a steep crumbling slope drove me back to the creekside, and I now came to a new conclusion. 
-Yerranderie so they wouldn't get hot (or because I was). + 
-Thursday's stage this time was to be another sort of sentimental +The upper part of Lacy's Creek descends quite gradually, and even after the liberal January rains, the stream was only a few inches in depth, running crisply over a sand and pebble floor between a forest containing many tree ferns and pale slender smooth-boled trees shining in the afternoon sunlight. I took to the stream bed and for another two hours splashed along, startling the red-and-blue yabbies. This is undoubtedly the way to do Lacy's Creek, and if my progress was little more than a mile an hour, it was relatively effortless, and at 6.30 p.m. I came to the big north bend at The Prow and shortly afterwards scrambled down beside the waterfalls where Lacy's drops several hundred feet very rapidly. 
-journey, repeating a section of Lacy's CreekI had once before visited, + 
-leading a rather ill-starred trip in August 19509 when we found our progress reduced to a crawl by tangles of lawyer vine. However, another S.B.W. +am convinced that I cut back to the creek too soon after skirting the cascades on the west bank, as the going down in the floor of the valley remained slow and difficult until I finally halted for the night at 7.45 at the first possible campsite, still several hundred yards short of the junction of the North arm of Lacy's Creek. 
-party covered the upper section of Lacy's Creek at Easter 1970, and as their accounts of the trip didn't indicate delay due to thorny vegetation, + 
-I was eager to have another look. +The account in the magazine of the Easter '70 trip told me that the party took between 3 and 3½ hours to cover the 2½ miles along North Lacy'Creek to the exit ridge at 314948, so I guessed it would take me most of the following morning. It did. Turning into North Lacy's at 7.30 a.m. it was 11.45 before I identified the creek junction and the foot of the spur. North Lacy's has no especial difficulties. The banks are less densely clothed with scrub than those of the main stream, but the creek descends more rapidly and the rock-hopping is simply slow work. My rate of advance proved to be little better than 1000 yards per hour - barely tempo larghetto. 
-The morning promised another brilliant summer day as I passed at 7.0 a m. through West Yerranderie, scaring away the wallabies grazing opposite the "Post Office", and turning away north at the trail near the site of the Silver Mines Hotel. A little time was lost in picking a + 
-ridge down to the Tonalli River that wouldn't involve too much pushing +The climb out, commenced at 1.0 p.m., proved mercifully short, as the rain forest on the ridge was mighty tangled. At the top of the slope the cliffy area was easily outflanked on the northern face and access to the plateau gained at about contour 2000'. The ridge continued to rise, bringing me to a fine vantage point on a ring contour 2450 ft. just after 2.0 p.m. This place commands a far-ranging view, especially north and west, and looks directly down some 1500 ft. into Green Wattle Creek. The way was now almost east along the rim overlooking Green Wattle and another hour brought me to one of the most remarkable formations in the Blue Breaks. 
-through thick scrub, and it was 9.30 when I recrossed the river and started up the ridge which leads to the prominent rocky headland which identifies Lacy's Gap. Seventeen hundred feet steady climb to the pass, tempo + 
-larghetto - two hours to reach the cliff and skirt around to the pass +Maps show an almost unbroken cliff line along the eastern side of the gorge of Green Wattle Creek, but at reference 321959, just to the west of the name "The Clear Hills", there is a bay or indentation where all the contour lines can be counted. This marks a volcanic intrusion, an inclined chute several hundred yards across and grown with luxuriant grasses, which breaks right through the cliff line. It is a gloriously easy pass, except that its western slopes (the side on which I entered) are heavily grown with nettles. Below the volcanic stuff are steep, typically barren sandstone slopes down to Green Wattle Creek, where I arrived at 4.45 to spend a half hour or so sitting in the only really warm stream I had encountered. Then upstream, mostly paddling in the creek or walking along its abandoned courses, to a pleasant campsite below Green Wattle Break, arriving about 6.45 p.m. 
-which is a few hundred yards around to the west. + 
-From the gap it was a little over an hour along the ridge bearing E.N.E. to the top of Amphitheatre Pass (reference Burragorang 293912) +This was almost the end of that part of the walk which demanded any navigational care. Departing before 7.0 on the Saturday morning, the climb up into the Break took just under an hour: the descent into Butchers Creek roughly another hour, and after a brief spell I was crawling at my familiar funereal march pace up the Big Stringybark Range, which deposited me on the Water Board Road along Scotts Main Range at 10.45 a.m. It took only another hour to pass the site of Bran Jan House and drop down the road to the Kowmung, where the weirs and gauging stations of the Water Board were all new intrusions since I'd been thereabouts perhaps ten years previously. 
-and about IL hour down the rift into Lacy's Creek, for a midday rest-up + 
-at 1.30 p m. Over lunch I came to the conclusion that the densely-grown banks were "out", but the vegetation was much lighter higher up the slope, and when I resumed at 3.0 p m. I remained anything from 50 to 150 feet +I had intended a good rest by the river before making the assault on the long but gradually graded Gingra Ridge trail. Instead, driven frantic by hordes of sticky flies, I confined my stop to an hour and was away about 1.0 p.m. on a sultry but overcast afternoon. To complete the account of times taken - possibly setting a new record for a long-drawn-out ascent of Gingra - I passed Fourth Top at 3.30Hughes Top at 4.50, First Top at 5.45, and paused for half an hour at the first water in the coal seam cave at South Kanangra at 6.50 to 7.20. By this time a strong south-west wind was piping and the atmosphere was almost fresh. In fact I half hoped I would make my final approach to the cars at Kanangra at a somewhat more impressive pace than I had achieved most of the way. Ah, well - going over the tops I believe I did get up to an adagio tempo, but in the final pull up to the car park it was a case of one... foot... after... the... other... in dead slow time. Anyway, no one was there to see, in the failing light of 8.25 p.m
-.above the stream on the south side. Progress here was fair if not fast, + 
-but after about an hour a steep crumbling slope drove me back to the +---
-creekside, and I now came to a new conclusion. + 
-The upper part of Lacy's Creek descends quite gradually, and even after the liberal January rains, the stream was only a few inches in depth, running crisply over a sand and pebble floor between a forest containing many tree ferns and pale slender smooth-boled trees shin#glin theft2towinnon sunlight. I took to the stream bed and for another two hours splashed +===  Mountain Equipment === 
-along, startling the red-and-:blue yabbies. This is undoubtedly the way + 
-to do Lacy-'s Creek, and if my progress was little more than a mile an hour, it was relatively effortless, and at 6.30 p m. I came to the big north bend at The Prow and shortly afterwards scrambled down beside the waterfalls where Lacy's drops several hundred feet very rapidly. +If you are... 
-am convinced that I cut back to the creek too soon after-skirting + 
-the cascades on the west bank, as the going down in the floor of the +Buying or hiring. Hiring or buying. 
-valley remained slow and difficult until I finally halted for the night at 7.45 at the first possible campsite, still several hundred yards short + 
-+Gear for..
-Page 11-- - - THE SYDNEY BUSHWALICER March, 1974. + 
-of the junction of the North arm of Lacy's Creek. +Walking... Camping... Climbing... Canoeing... Walking... Camping... Climbing... Canoeing..
-The account in the magazine of the aster '70 trip told_ me that + 
-the party took between-3 and 3-i- bra. to cover the 2*- miles along North +Think of __Mountain Equipment__. 
-Lacy'Greek to the exit ridge at 3149459 so I guessed it would take me +  
-most of the following morning. It did. Turning into North Lacy's at 7.30 a m. it was 11.45 before I identified the creek junction and the +17 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. 2065(On the corner of Falcon Street) Telephone 439-3454. 
-foot of the spur. North Lacy's has no especial difficulties. The banks are less densely clothea with scrub than those of the main stream, but the +
-creek descends more rapidly and the rock-hopping is simply slow work.-..My +
-rate of advance proved 'to be little better than 1000 yards per hour - barely tempo larghetto. +
-The climb out, commenced at 1.0 p m., proved mercifully short, as the +
-rain forest on the ridge was mighty tangled. At the top of the slope the cliffy area was easily outflanked on the northern face and access to,the +
-plateau gained at about contour 2000'. The ridge continued to rise, bringing me to a fine vantage point on a ring contour 2450 ft. just after 2.0 p m. This place commands a far-ranging view, especially northsand west, and locks directly down some 1500 ft. into Green Wattle Creek. The way was now almost east along the rim overlooking Green Wattle and another hour brought me to one of the most remarkable formations in the Blue Breaks. +
-Maps show an almost unbroken cliff line along the eastern side of the gorge of Green Wattle Creek, but at reference 3219592 just to the west of the name "The Clear Hills", there is a bay or indentation where all the contour lines can be counted. This marks a volcanic intrusion, an inclined chute several hundred yards-across and grown with luxuriant grasses, which breaks right through the cliff line. It is a gloriously easy pass, except that its western slopes (the side on which I entered) are heavily grown with nettles. Below the volcanic stuff are steep, typically barrensandstone slopes down to Green Wattle Creek, where I arrived at 4.45 to spend a half hour or so sitting in the only really warm stream I had encountered. Then upstream, mostly paddling in the creek or walking along its abandoned courses, to a pleasant campsite below Green Wattle Break, arriving about +
-6.45 p m. +
-This was almost the end of that part of the walk which demanded any +
-navigational care. Departing before 7.0 on the Saturday morning, the climb up into the Break took just under an hour: the descent into Butchers Creek roughly another hour, and after a brief spell I was crawling at my familiar funereal march pace up the Big Stringybark Range, which deposited +
-me on the Water Board Road along Scotts Main Range at 10.45 a m. It took +
-only another hour to pass the site of Bran Jan House and drop dawn the road to the Kowmung, where the weirs and gauging stations of the Water +
-Board were all new intrusions since I'd been thereabouts perhaps ten years previously. +
-I had intended a good rest by the river before making the assault on the long but gradually graded Gingra Ridge trail. Instead, driven frantia by-hordes of sticky flies, I confined my stop to an hour and was away about 10 p m. on a sultry but overcast afternoon. To complete the account of times taken- possibly setting a new record for a long-drawn-out ascent +
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-of Gingra I passed Fourth Top at 3.30, Hughes Top at 4.50, First Top at 5.45, and paused for half an hOur at the first water in the coal seam cave at South Kanangra at 6.50 to 7.20. By this time a strong south-west wind was piping and the atmosphere was almost fresh. In fact I half hop'ed I would make my final approach to the cars at Kanangra at a somewhat more impressive pace thaa I had achieved most of the way. An, well going over the tops I believe I did get up to an adagio tempo, but in the final pull up to the car park it was a case of one...foot...after...the... +=====  N.S.W. Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs Annual Reunion ===== 
-othermin,dead slow time. Anyway, no one was there to see, in the failing + 
-light of 8.25 p m. +=== Saturday, March 30th and Sunday March 31st.  === 
-.************ + 
-N.S.W. FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS ANNUAL REUNION+__Map__: Morrisset 1" mile. Map references, entry gate 317022, campsite 309040. 
-....Saturdays Earca:L.30th and Sunday March 31st.,. + 
-EAPs Morisset 1" mile. Map references, entry gate 317022,campsite 309040. All retired and ex-members of Clubs are invited to attend and meet old friends. How to Get There - From Sydney+All retired and ex-members of Clubs are invited to attend and meet old friends.  
-Drive north along the Calga Expressway, past the Oak Est. turn left + 
-at Upper Mangrove sign and proceed to the Springs Road (sign posted). Turn right and continue through to "Yarramalong",continue up the valley to a +__How to Get There - From Sydney__. 
-junction, take the right hand fork (Ravensdale), follow to the gate. Turnleft after the gate and across the creek and drive upstream to the campsite.+ 
 +Drive north along the Calga Expressway, past the Oak Est. turn left at Upper Mangrove sign and proceed to the Springs Road (sign posted). Turn right and continue through to "Yarramalong", continue up the valley to a junction, take the right hand fork (Ravensdale), follow to the gate. Turn left after the gate and across the creek and drive upstream to the campsite. 
 Black and yellow F.B.W. signs will mark route. Black and yellow F.B.W. signs will mark route.
-Programme will include tent erecting, billy boiling and plain and + 
-fancy damper and bush brownie cake competitions. All competition cooking +Programme will include tent erecting, billy boiling and plain and fancy damper and bush brownie cake competitions. All competition cooking to be performed on the site. A forum will be held to permit members to air their views on Federation, so bring along your ideas for discussion. A meeting of Walks Secretaries will also be held during the weekend. A campfire and sing-song will be held on Saturday evening. Clubs and groups are requested to arrange short entertainment items for the campfire.  
-to be performed on the site. A forum will be held to permit members to air + 
-their views on Federation, so bring along your ideas for discussion. A meeting of Walks Secretaries will also be held during the weekend. A campfire and sing-song will be held on Saturday evening. Clubs and groups are requested to arrange short entertainment items for the campfire. +__Supper will be provided__. A small donation to defray the cost of the supper will be requested on signing the Reunion Log book. See Jan Wouters. 
-Supper will be provided. A small donation to defray the cost of the supper will be requested on signing the Reunion Log book. See Jan Wouters. + 
-EMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO REFRAIN FROM THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE CAMPFIRE BEFORE SUPPER IS SERVED+Members are requested to refrain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the campfire before supper is served
-NO bottles, tins, etc. to be thrown into the Campfire. + 
-Please leave Campsite clean Please carry out all tins and bottles or put them in the -trailer provided.. The site is private property loaned to the Federation by Mr. Anderson. +No bottles, tins, etc. to be thrown into the Campfire. 
-ORGANISING COMMITTEE Warwick Daniels (te1.29-8331(B) Jan Wouters Gordon Edgecombe (te1.84-3034 (H). + 
-Page 14 THE SYDNEY BUSH AIR March9 1974. +__Please leave Campsite clean Please carry out all tins and bottles__ or put them in the trailer provided. The site is private property loaned to the Federation by Mr. Anderson. 
- 1974.. + 
-The following officebearers and committee members were elected at the S.B.W.,Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday9 13th March9 1974: +ORGANISING COMMITTEEWarwick Daniels (te1.29-8331(B)), Jan WoutersGordon Edgecombe (tel.84-3404 (H)). 
-President VicePresidents + 
-Secretary +---- 
-Assistant Secretary Treasurer + 
-Walks Secretary Social Secretary +=====  S.B.W. Office Bearers - 1974.  ===== 
-Membership Secretary Committee Members + 
-Federation Delegates +The following office-bearers and committee members were elected at the S.B.W. Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 13th March9 1974:- 
-Barry Wallace Bob Younger + 
-Spiro Ketas Helen Gray +|President|Barry Wallace*| 
-Margaret Richards Frank Roberts Bob Hodgson Owen Marks Margaret ReidRosemary Edmunds Diana Lynn +|Vice-Presidents|Bob Younger*, Spiro Ketas*|  
-Frank Taeker +|Secretary|Helen Gray*| 
-Alistair Battye 'Spiro Ketas Frank Malloy Mike Short Evelyn Welker +|Assistant Secretary|Margaret Richards*| 
-o - +|Treasurer|Frank Roberts*| 
-Substitution Federation Owen Marks +|Walks Secretary|Bob Hodgson*| 
-Delegates Craig Shappert +|Social Secretary|Owen Marks*| 
-Conservation Secretary Alex Colley +|Membership Secretary|Margaret Reid*| 
-Literary Editor Spiro Ketas +|Committee Members|Rosemary Edmunds*, Diana Lynn*, Frank Taeker*, Alistair Battye*| 
-Magazine Business Manager Bill Burke +|Federation Delegates|Spiro Ketas*, Frank Malloy*, Mike ShortEvelyn Welker| 
-Duplicator Operator Frank Tacker Keeper of Maps & Timetables John Holly +|Substitution Federation Delegates|Owen MarksCraig Shappert| 
-Equipment Hire Frank'Taeker +|Conservation Secretary|Alex Colley| 
-Search & Rescue Contacts Elsie Bruggy Heather White +|Literary Editor|Spiro Ketas| 
-Christa Younger +|Magazine Business Manager|Bill Burke| 
-Archivist Phil Butt +|Duplicator Operator|Frank Tacker
-Projectionist Frank Tacker +|Keeper of Maps & Timetables|John Holly| 
-Auditor Gordon Redmond +|Equipment Hire|Frank Taeker| 
-Solicitor Colin Broad +|Search & Rescue Contacts|Elsie BruggyHeather WhiteChrista Younger| 
-Trustees Heather White Bill Burke +|Archivist|Phil Butt| 
-Gordon Redmond +|Projectionist|Frank Tacker| 
-Management Committee "Coolana" ) Dot Butler +|Auditor|Gordon Redmond| 
-Kangaroo Valley propertyOwen Marks Spiro Ketas George Gray Bill Gillam+|Solicitor|Colin Broad| 
 +|Trustees|Heather WhiteBill BurkeGordon Redmond| 
 +|Management Committee "Coolana" Kangaroo Valley property|Dot Butler, Owen MarksSpiro KetasGeorge GrayBill Gillam
 * Indicates member of the Committee. * Indicates member of the Committee.
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-Page 15 THE SYDITETY BUSHWALICER March, 1974. 
  
-WALKS SECRETARY'S NOTES FOR APRIL.+---- 
 + 
 +=====  Walks Secretary's Notes For April ===== 
 by Wilf Hilder. by Wilf Hilder.
-1974 + 
-5-6-7 April Alan Pike gets the April walks rolling with this +|1974| | 
-intrepid Cedar Creek and Ht. Solitary trip. Some scrambling on Walls Pass into Cedar Creek, with some rock-hopping down the creek to a good ridge onto Korrowall. The pass on the Buttress is very exposed - but the views are world beaters. Some mild exposure on the descent of +|5-6-7 April|Alan Pike gets the April walks rolling with this intrepid Cedar Creek and Mt. Solitary trip. Some scrambling on Walls Pass into Cedar Creek, with some rock-hopping down the creek to a good ridge onto Korrowall. The pass on the Buttress is very exposed - but the views are world beaters. Some mild exposure on the descent of Solitary to Ruined Castle. Good tracks back to the vehicles.| 
-Solitary-to Ruined Castle. Good tracks back to the vehicles. +|5-6-7 April|A Wolgan test walk with Rod Peters. Glorious scenery down in the most scenic canyon in N.S.W. (with lush campsites laid on). Could be a bit scrubby up Dean Creek but good going through Constance Gorge and down to the ruins of Mt. Wolgan Railway Station complete with rolling stock. Please book early for this trip.| 
-5-6-7 April A Wolgan test walk with Rod Peters. Glorious scenery down in the most scenic canyon in N.S.W. (with lush camp- +|Sunday 7th|Meryl Watman is your guide on this popular Heathcote area walk from Waterfall. Good tracks all the way except on the Morella Karong part of the trip. Very pleasant scenery and company. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall.| 
-sites laid on). Could be a bit scrubby up Dean Creek but good going through Constance Gorge and down to the ruins of Mt. Wolgan Railway Station complete with rolling stock. Please book early for this trip. +|Easter: 11 -15 April|NOT ON PROGRAMMEAn additional walk in the Snowy Mts. has been arranged by David Rostron. Munyang Power Station - Whites Hut - Schlink Pass - Gungartan Peak - Tin Hut - Brassy Range - Mt. Jagungal (sacred mountain of the Alps) - Grey Mare Hut - Valentines Falls - Schlink Hilton (pub mit no beer) - Dicky Coopers Bogong (affectionately known as D.C.B.) - Rolling Grounds - Mt. Tate - Guthega. Distance about 77 kilometres (48 m.) with a lot of hill climbing. Grading:- Hard. Tel.No.451-7943.| 
-Sund,R,7th Meryl Watman is your guide on this popular Heathcote area walk from Waterfall. Good tracks all the way except on the Morella Karong part of the trip. Very pleasant +|Easter: 11 -15 April|Bob Younger is leading this interesting test walk down ye Kowmung from Bats Camp at Bindook. Easy going on good tracks down Lannigans Creek to beautiful Kowmung River. Grassy banks and lush campsites to Church Creek - with a steep climb up Mt. Armour. Good tracks back to the vehicles with another climb out of Lannigans Creek to Bats Camp. Please book early for this trip.| 
-scenery and company. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall. +|Easter: 11 -15 April|Uncle Joe Marton carries the flag to the 'Bungles. From a base camp day walks will be arranged to take in all the magnificent graded tracks that go to the scenic highlights of this tremendous area. Please book early to make the transport arrangements as smooth as possible.| 
-Easter: +|19-20-21 April|Tony Denham's test walk is going by the 6 p m. train (1800 hours EST or 700 hours Greenwich Mean Time). Good tracks all the way with a lush campsite at Bluegum. Steep climb up Govetts with spectacular views.| 
-11 -15 April NOT ON PROGRAMMEAn additional walk in the Snowy Mts. +|19-20-21 April|"Old Father Cox keeps rolling along, down to the mighty sea", so they say. Hans Beck is leading a test trip to see O.F.Cox down the Six Foot Track, over Mini Mini Saddle and down Little River, with an interesting climb up Galong Creek to Carlons. First rate scenery on this historic walking tour, with some rock-hopping in the creeks.| 
-has been arranged by David Rostron. Munyang Power Station- Whites Hut - Schlink Pass - Gumgartan Peak - Tin Hut - Brassy Range - Et. Jagungal (sacred mountain of the Alps)- Grey Mare Hut - Valentines Falls - Schlink Hilton ( pa mit no beer)- Dicky Coopers Bogong (affectionately known as +|Sunday 21|This sabatical stroll set down as a test walk is captained by Wilf Hilder (who I can safely say, hasn't done the trip previously). Wilf's map reading instruction may be put to good use especially if he gets lost and earns a large slice of humble pie. Very early start from Sydney and starting time at Carrington Falls will be around 8.00 hrs. Quite a bit of rock-hopping in the Kangaroo River above Yeola with some easy going downstream steep climb with scrub up Odbonas Butter Track Pass.| 
-D.C.B.)- Rolling Grounds - Mt. Tate - Guthega. Distance about 77 kilometres (48 m.) with a lot of hill climbing. Grading:- Hard. Tel.No.451-7943. +|Sunday 21|No, it's not a misprint! Uncle David is leading this Heathcote Creek walk, in person. Good tracks all the way except from Mt. Westmacott to Myuna Creek. Very pleasant scenery on this medium walk. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall.| 
-Easter: +|Anzac Day Thursday 25|What a good way to put in a day Solitary in a day with Uncle Joe Marton! Early start on this great walk please bring your tiger shoes. Tracks all the way with some scrambling onto Mt. Solitary. Excellent scenery with an unusual range of vegetation.| 
-11 -15 April Bob Younger is leading this interesting test walk down ye +|Thursday 25|Uncle Sam Hinde (no relation to that 3rd rate T.V. commercial) leads this easy walk to Marley from Bundeena. Excellent tracks and Aboriginal relics on this ever popular walk. Train to Cronulla special excursion ticket and very pleasant ferry ride across Port Hacking to Bundeena.| 
- Kowmung from Bats Camp at Bindook. Easy going on goodtracks down Lannigans Creek to beautiful Kowmung River. Grassy banks and lush campsites to Church Creek - with a steep climb up Mt. Armour. Good tracks back to the vehicles with another climb out of Lannigans Creek to Bats Camp. Please book early for this trip. +|26-27-28 April|Base camp at George and Helen Gray's land at Woodhill Gap (near Kangaroo Valley). Children and their parents are especially welcome on this base camp which includes swimming and short walks from camp. Helen Gray is your leader and organiser please ring her now and let her know you're coming.| 
-Easter: +|27-28 April|Saturday morning start on this day and a half ramble around Mt.Wilson with __our__ Glad Gladys Roberts. Beautiful autumn leaves and lavish gardens surrounded by virgin bush. Base camp on the mountain.| 
-11 -15 April Uncle Joe Marton carries the flag to the 'Bungles. From +|Sunday 28|Uncle Bill Hall winds up our April walks with a classic test walk from Waterfall to Loftus. Good tracks for about half the distance with new maps available of Otford and Port Hacking for you to follows the walk on. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall.| 
-a base camp day walks will be arranged to take in all the magnificent graded tracks that go to the scenic highlights of this tremendous area. Please book early to make the transport arrangements as smooth as possible. +|26-27-28 April|Uncle Jim Vatiliotis is your genial guide on this Budawang test walk starting from Clyde River, and taking in Talaterang and Pigeon House. Could be scrubby on Talaterang, but the scenery is magnificent. Spectacular lookout on Pigeon House. Please book early - Budawang walks are popular.
-19-20-21 Tony Denham's test walk is going by the 6 p m. train + 
-April (1800 hours EST or 700 hours Greenwich ILean Time). Good tracks all the way with a lush campsite at Bluegum. Steep climb up Govetts with spectacular views. +Candid off-the-cuff comments department:- This completes my two years term as Walks Secretary. I am resigning only because I feel that no one should hold this office for more than two years. Some ten years ago I also held the office for two years. Any walks secretary who is worth his or her salt should be running out of ideas after two years. Without new ideas and new blood the programme stagnates - after 47 years, S.B.W. as a walking club cannot afford to run stagnant programmes. 
-Page 16 TISYD1. BUSHWALKER March9 1974. + 
-19-20-21 "Old Father Cox keeps rolling along9 down to the mighty +I am deeply grateful to our retiring president for his help in many ways and I am even more indebted to the small handful of typists who have laboured into the wee small hours to type the programmes and walks notes. It is my fervent wish that you will support the incoming Walks Secretary even better than you have supported me. 
-April sea", so they say. Hans Beck is leading a test trip to + 
-see 00F.Cox down the Six Foot Track, over Mini Mini Saddle and down Little River9 with an interesting climb up Galong Creek to Canons. First rate scenery on this historic walking toux9 with some rockhopping in the creeks. + 
-Slanday 21 This sabatical stroll set down as a test walk is captained +---- 
-by Wilf Hilder (who I can safely say9 hasn't done the trip + 
-previously). Wilf's map reading instruction may be put to good use especially if he gets lost and earns a large slice of humble pie. Very early start from Sydney and starting time at Carrington Falls will be around 8.00 hrs. Quite a bit of rockhopping in the Kangaroo River above Yeola with some easy going downstream steep climb with scrub up Odbonas Butter Track Pass. +=====  Social Secretary's Notes For April ===== 
-Sunday 21 No9 it's not a misprint! Uncle David is leading this Heathcote Creek walk9 in person. Good tracks all the way +
-except from Et. Westmacott to Hyuna Creek. Very pleasant scenery on this medium walk. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall. +
-Anzac Day What a:. goodway to put in a day Solitary in a day with +
-Thursday 25 Uncle Joe Marton! Early start on this great walk please bring your tiger shoes. Tracks all the way with some scrambling onto Mt. Solitary. Excellent scenery with an unusual range of vegetation. +
-Thursday 25 Uncle Sam Hinde (no relation to that 3rd rate T.V. commercial) leads this easy walk to Marley from Bundeena. Excellent tracks and Aboriginal relics on this ever popular walk. +
-Train to Cronulla special excursion ticket and very pleasant ferryride across Port Hacking to Bundeena. +
-26-27-28 Base camp at George and Helen Gray's land at Wood-hill Gap April (near Kangaroo Valley). Children and their parents are especially welcome on this base camp which includes swimming +
-and short walks from camp. Helen Gray is your leader and +
-organiser please ring her now and let her know you're coming. +
-27-28 April Saturday morning start on this day and a half ramble around+
-Ilt.Wilson with our Glad Gladys Roberts. Beautiful rautumn leaves andlavish _gardens surrounded by virgin bush. Base camp on the mountain. +
-Sunday 28 Uncle Bill Hall winds up our April walks with a classic test walk from Waterfall to Loftus. Good tracks for about half the distance with new maps available of Otford and Port Hacking for you to follows-the walk on. Special excursion rail tickets to Waterfall. +
-Page 1 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER March, 1974. +
-26-27-28 Uncle Jim Vat iliotis is your genial guide on this Budawang +
-April test walk starting from Clyde River, and taking in Talaterang and Pigeon House. Couldbe scrubby on Talaterang, but the scenery is magnificent. Spectacular lookout on Pigeon House. Please book early - Budawang walks are popular. +
-Candid off-the-cuff comments departments- This completes my two years term as Walks Secretary. I am resigning only because I feel that +
-no one should hold this office for more than two years. Some ten years +
-ago I also held the office for two years. Any walks secretary who is +
-worth his or her salt should be running out of ideas after two years. Without new ideas and new blood the programme stagnates - after 47 years, a.B.W. as a walking club cannot affort to run stagnant programmes. +
-I am deeply grateful to our retiring president for his help in many ways and I 'am even more indebted_ to the small handful of typists who have +
-laboured into the wee small hours to typo the programmes and walks notes. It is my fervent wish that you will support the incoming Walks Secretary even better than you have supported me. +
-************* +
-SOCIAL SECRETARY'S NOTES FOR APRIL+
 by Elaine Brown. by Elaine Brown.
-April 17th - Map Reading Training night by Wilf Hilder and helped by + 
-Carl Bock. Here is a chance to have some personal tuition by these two vary experienced bushwalkers. If you have any questions which I know a lot of us have when it comes to map reading, tame along with a map (1:63,360) +April 17th - Map Reading Training night by Wilf Hilder and helped by Carl Bock. Here is a chance to have some personal tuition by these two very experienced bushwalkers. If you have any questions which I know a lot of us have when it comes to map reading, tame along with a map (1:63,360) and your Silva compass, and ask these two experienced members. A Canadian film on Orienteering in the terrain will be screened during the night. 
-and your Silva compass, and ask these two experienced members. A Canadian film on Orienteering in the terrain will be screened during the night. + 
-On April 24th9 Fran Christie will give her talk and slide showing on +On April 24th, Fran Christie will give her talk and slide showing on China. I think we have visited nearly every country in the world with slides from members but never China, so this should prove a very interesting evening. 
-China. I think we have visited nearly every country in the world with slides from members but never China, so this should prove a very interesting + 
-evening. +---- 
-*--X-X-Xxx x******+
 Also at the Annual General Meeting the Amount of Annual Subscriptions was determined as follows:- Also at the Annual General Meeting the Amount of Annual Subscriptions was determined as follows:-
-Full Members $7.00 p a. + 
-Married Couples $9.00 p a. +Full Members $7.00 p.a.\\ 
-Full-time Students $4.00 p a.+Married Couples $9.00 p.a.\\ 
 +Full-time Students $4.00 p.a. 
 Members are reminded that these fees are due and payable. Members are reminded that these fees are due and payable.
 +
 Subscriptions of Non-Active Members wiU be determined by the Committee and advised next month. Subscriptions of Non-Active Members wiU be determined by the Committee and advised next month.
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-Page 18 TIM SYDNEY BUSHWALKER March, 1974. 
-EUROPE IN MIDT7MER.  
- by Frances_eolley._ 
-(Frances has just retUrned from a nine week tour, with her friend Mary Brennan, of Europe starting with the Scandinavian countries. Here are some extracts from her letters home.) 
-2212=L12Z11: This afternoon we went out to see Kon Tiki raft, which 
-is on exhibition. Caught the bus from town and driver told us where to get 
-off. Then we had about imile walk through houses to the exhibition. Very 
-beautiful - like walking through a series of giant Christmas cards. Large two-storey houses, many painted white, set amongst silver birches and blue 
-spruces on quite large blocks of land. Some houses had moorings on edge of water. It is so very true that you do see so much more on foot - we find 
-we are walking nearly everywhere. 
-It is light in this part of the world only from about 8 a m. to 4 p m. Then completely dark. We had dinner at about 4.30 p m. The town is dead - 
-seems to be no night life at all and this is Saturday night. Mary and I find the darkness hard to get used to, but find that about 5 p m. we are 
-exhausted, at any rate. 
-There is obviously not such strict control over town planning in Oslo 
-as in Stockholm - very narrow higgledy-piggledy streets. Most surfaces 
-just cobblestones covered with tar, worn away in many places with,cobblestones underneath. Town has trams and quite a few buses. Like Sydney, streets 
-are being constantly ripped up - barricades everywhere. We didn't see any 
-in Stockholm. We are staying behind the Royal Palace. This stands on a hill overlooking the town. Jal_get to town we have to walk through beautiful grounds of the palace - a large park - all covered with snow. They cover all paths here with sand to prevent slipping on the ice. 
-2212.=_L12/11: Caught lovely little two-carriage train up a 2000 ft hill 
-at back of Oslo (called Tryvann Hills)'. We went up with all the langlaufers - there is a lot of it done hero - shops selling gear everywhere. _Apparently too early in winter for any downhill skiing lift-tows to be working. They strap their skis onto special racks on outside of train. You pay conductor inside the train - red leather seats and huge glass windows. 
-The view from the top was spectacular - lovely pine covered snowy hills. Very much like Australian Alps in shape of terrain and number of trees. We were to have gone to top of Tryvannstarnet (a tower) to have views of 11,600 sq. miles, but this was closed as they were working on it. Obviously this is one of the main recreational areas of Oslo. Many people walking or langlaufing - area covered with marked ski trails. We went for a walk in the forest - Mary has trouble on the ice with her leather soled. boots and fell over several times. We soon, learnt that I had to hang on to her in dangerous sections. 
-Bergen 5/12/73: At tourist information we found out we could have train 
-trip to Plain which is a town on a beautiful fjord a few hours from Oslo. 
-With Eurail passes this won't cost us anything. The next day we will leave Bergen for Stanargen by hydrofoil - a 4 hour journey, and catch the trqin from there back to Oslo around the southern Dart of Norway. 
  
 +----
 +
 +=====  Europe In Midwinter.  =====
 +
 +by Frances Colley.
 +
 +(Frances has just returned from a nine week tour, with her friend Mary Brennan, of Europe starting with the Scandinavian countries. Here are some extracts from her letters home.)
 +
 +__Oslo - 1/12/73__: This afternoon we went out to see Kon Tiki raft, which is on exhibition. Caught the bus from town and driver told us where to get off. Then we had about ¾mile walk through houses to the exhibition. Very beautiful - like walking through a series of giant Christmas cards. Large two-storey houses, many painted white, set amongst silver birches and blue spruces on quite large blocks of land. Some houses had moorings on edge of water. It is so very true that you do see so much more on foot - we find we are walking nearly everywhere.
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 +It is light in this part of the world only from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then completely dark. We had dinner at about 4.30 p.m. The town is dead - seems to be no night life at all and this is Saturday night. Mary and I find the darkness hard to get used to, but find that about 5 p.m. we are exhausted, at any rate.
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 +There is obviously not such strict control over town planning in Oslo as in Stockholm - very narrow higgledy-piggledy streets. Most surfaces just cobblestones covered with tar, worn away in many places with cobblestones underneath. Town has trams and quite a few buses. Like Sydney, streets are being constantly ripped up - barricades everywhere. We didn't see any in Stockholm. We are staying behind the Royal Palace. This stands on a hill overlooking the town. To get to town we have to walk through beautiful grounds of the palace - a large park - all covered with snow. They cover all paths here with sand to prevent slipping on the ice.
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 +__Oslo - 2/12/73__: Caught lovely little two-carriage train up a 2000 ft hill at back of Oslo (called Tryvann Hills). We went up with all the langlaufers - there is a lot of it done here - shops selling gear everywhere. Apparently too early in winter for any downhill skiing lift-tows to be working. They strap their skis onto special racks on outside of train. You pay conductor inside the train - red leather seats and huge glass windows.
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 +The view from the top was spectacular - lovely pine covered snowy hills. Very much like Australian Alps in shape of terrain and number of trees. We were to have gone to top of Tryvannstarnet (a tower) to have views of 11,600 sq. miles, but this was closed as they were working on it. Obviously this is one of the main recreational areas of Oslo. Many people walking or langlaufing - area covered with marked ski trails. We went for a walk in the forest - Mary has trouble on the ice with her leather soled boots and fell over several times. We soon learnt that I had to hang on to her in dangerous sections.
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 +__Bergen 5/12/73__: At tourist information we found out we could have train trip to Flam which is a town on a beautiful fjord a few hours from Oslo. With Eurail passes this won't cost us anything. The next day we will leave Bergen for Stanargen by hydrofoil - a 4 hour journey, and catch the train from there back to Oslo around the southern part of Norway.
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