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 What a pretty spot this was though, on the banks of a little circular lake (or tarn) about 20 metres diameter and not much more than 60 cm deep, and quite warm. Invitations were superfluous; it was off with the clothes and into it. After cleaning up, several of us sat on a rock on the bank killing and/or flicking flies into the pond and watching the trout fingerlings gobble them up. The horse flies were more than a mouthful for some of them though. They had to either shake them into pieces or leave them for the larger fish. What a pretty spot this was though, on the banks of a little circular lake (or tarn) about 20 metres diameter and not much more than 60 cm deep, and quite warm. Invitations were superfluous; it was off with the clothes and into it. After cleaning up, several of us sat on a rock on the bank killing and/or flicking flies into the pond and watching the trout fingerlings gobble them up. The horse flies were more than a mouthful for some of them though. They had to either shake them into pieces or leave them for the larger fish.
  
-3oon it was time to erect tents, make dinner and settle into the usual routine of activity involved in feeding oneself, talking, joking, and finally drifting off to bed.+Soon it was time to erect tents, make dinner and settle into the usual routine of activity involved in feeding oneself, talking, joking, and finally drifting off to bed.
  
 To be continued. To be continued.
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 =====The Annual General Meeting & the Annual Reunion.===== =====The Annual General Meeting & the Annual Reunion.=====
  
-The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11th March next. The agenda of the +The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11th March next. The agenda of the meeting will be sent to members with the Annual Report. However, among the business of the Annual General Meeting will be the election of Office-Bearers and Committee members. Each year all official positions become vacant, although members of the Committee often stand for re-election, perhaps in another office. Any member may be nominated for any office, and only Club full members may vote. 
-meeting will be sent to members with the Annual Report. However, among the business of the Annual G3neral'Meeting will be the elction of Office-Bearers and Committee members. Each year all official positions become vacant, although members of the Committee often stand for re-election, perhaps in another office. Any member may be nominated for any office, and only Cluo full members may vote. + 
-The Ainual Re-union, held on the weekend following the Annual General Meeting, is a social gathering with overnight camping of present, past and prospective members. The incoming Presidentis inaugurated in a simple ceremony at the Saturday evening campfire, and there is +The Annual Reunion, held on the weekend following the Annual General Meeting, is a social gathering with overnight camping of present, past and prospective members. The incoming President is inaugurated in a simple ceremony at the Saturday evening campfire, and there is a programme of campfire singing and short sketches. Clean (though sometimes off-beat) humour is the aim. About 10 pm supper (provided by the Club) is available. 
-progranme of campfire singing and short sketches. Clean (though sometimes off,beat) humour is the aim. About 10 pm supper (provided by the Club) is available. + 
-On 3unday morning there is a damper-making competition using the ashes of the previous night':ampfire. Only self-raising flour, salt and water may be used for the dampers,+On Sunday morning there is a damper-making competition using the ashes of the previous night'campfire. Only self-raising flour, salt and water may be used for the dampers
 After this, the Annual Swimming Carnival takes place with both novelty and serious events. After this, the Annual Swimming Carnival takes place with both novelty and serious events.
-The Re-union this year is at our property "Coolana" in the Kangaroo Valley, where there 
-is good swimming in the river. Transport is by car (cars are left at the top of the hill) and it is only about 10 rinutes walk to the terraced campsites. Anyone who would like transport 
-or who can provide t]ansport for others is asked to get in touch with George Gray, phone 86 6263. 
-"COOLANP" - How to get there. The quickest way is to drive through Mittagong/Bowral to 
-Kangaroc Valley. After crossing the Kangaroo River at Hampton Bridge, turn right into Tallowa Dam Roac. Coolana Ls down a signposted dirt track which leads off to the right from this road, about 1CO metres after the Mount Scanzi Road branches off to the left. 
-*************** 
-NEW MEMBERS. 
-P13ase add the following names to your List of Members:- (042) 94 2684 
-PANTER, Helen, 23 Tinnel Road, Helensburgh, 2508  787 3865 
-POTTS, ouise, 2 Bl:gh Street, Sydney (Non-active 1987)  625 3475 
-SZAREK, Mr. Jan, 3/:52 Beamish Street, Campsie, 2197  635 0548 
-TUCKER, David, 8 Shw Place, Rooty Hill, 2766  326 1806 
-WILLIAP i, Kay, 7/56 Dudley Street, Coogef3, 2034    
-ZINGARE LI, Cristinz, 21/95 Ocean Street, Woollahra, 2025    
  
-  A HUGE +The Reunion this year is at our property "Coolana" in the Kangaroo Valleywhere there is good swimming in the river. Transport is by car (cars are left at the top of the hill) and it is only about 10 minutes walk to the terraced campsites. Anyone who would like transport or who can provide transport for others is asked to get in touch with George Grayphone 86 6263. 
-  41' k ,, \  4+ 
- i  RANGE OF +**"Coolana" - How to get there.** 
- t  GEAR TO CATER + 
-  , 'ON '  FOR EVERYONE'S +The quickest way is to drive through Mittagong/Bowral to Kangaroo Valley. After crossing the Kangaroo River at Hampton Bridgeturn right into Tallowa Dam Road. Coolana is down a signposted dirt track which leads off to the right from this roadabout 100 metres after the Mount Scanzi Road branches off to the left
- re;  NEEDSWHETHER + 
- `,' , b i  ;:g  IT BE FOR".+=====New Members.===== 
- ' 'it'; 7t   Canyoning + 
- 11   Skiing  +P1ease add the following names to your List of Members:
- i   , + 
- V 'ilii:46.` ' +|PanterHelen23 Tunnel RoadHelensburgh2508|(042) 94 2684| 
-  ,'4;:ot!N  ,+|PottsLouise2 Bligh Street, Sydney (Non-active 1987)| | 
-  ,,  Camping +|SzarakMrJan3/152 Beamish StreetCampsie2197|787 3865| 
- , .  r. # +|TuckerDavid8 Shaw PlaceRooty Hill2766|625 3475| 
-  Bushwalking +|WilliamsKay7/56 Dudley Street, Coogee, 2034|635 0548| 
- ........,  ' 3 Trelawney Street Eastwood 2122 +|ZingarelliCristina21/95 Ocean StreetWoollahra, 2025|326 1806| 
- ...  Caving  Telephone (02858 3833 +   
- 1  Proprietors Jack. Nancy and David Fox + 
-   Established 1970 +=====Song from Maurie Bloom's Christmas New Year Snowy Mountains Walk.===== 
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- ...,..,....,,   +by Michael Reynolds. 
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- . .....,/ Travelling   +(To be sung to the tune of "Old King Cole"). 
-  Cycling   + 
- "    +1. Now Maurie Bloom set out one day on a Christmas-New Year trip.\\ 
- ...,. 4.  4   +He led the way, but we had to pay with his terrible corny wit.\\ 
- 1.,:. - 0 or Car   +He made us get up in the dark, and breakfast with the dawn -\\ 
- ,.   +"Moving off at eight." said Maurie.\\ 
- . I   +Jolly good friends are few,\\
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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER +
-February, 1987 +
-SONG FROM MAURIE BLOOMS'S CHRISTMAS -NEW YEAR +
-SNOWY MOUNTAINS WALK..+
-by Michael Reynolds. (To be sung to the tune of "Old King Cole"). +
-1. Now Maurie Bloom set out one day on a Christmas-New Year trip. He led the way, but we had to pay with his terrible corny wit. He made us get up in the dark, and breakfast with the dawn - "Moving off at eight." said Maurie. +
-Jolly good friends are few,+
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
-2. Now Peter Sharp set out one day, and he brought his rod and lineUp to his knees in the creeks that freeze, having a lovely time. He casts his lure into the flood, and winds it in again - "Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" + 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +2. Now Peter Sharp set out one day, and he brought his rod and line.\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few, +Up to his knees in the creeks that freeze, having a lovely time.\\ 
-If you want to BUshwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! +He casts his lure into the flood, and winds it in again -\\ 
-3. Now Oliver Crawford, he set out with a tent enough for three. He quickly found two ladies fair to share his space, you see. "In my menage a trois," he said, "there's now no vacancy." "One, two, three and we all roll over," +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +Jolly good friends are few,\\
-Jolly good friends are few,+
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
-4Bob Nive-n he set out one day but he didn't bring his wife. He didn't bring his wine-skinand he didn't bring his knife. Now everybody's wondering what he will lose today+ 
-"Has anybody seen my tent?" said Robert+3Now Oliver Crawford, he set out with a tent enough for three.\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over," +He quickly found two ladies fair to share his spaceyou see.\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna,+"In my menage a trois,he said, "there's now no vacancy."\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," said Maurie. +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
-Jolly good friends are few,+"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
 +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
 +Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
-5Now Jan Mohandas, he set out with a bottle of sun-tan cream+ 
-It must be good, 'cause his sun-tan is the best you've ever seen, +4Bob Niven he set out one day but he didn't bring his wife.\\ 
-But how it works we're not quite sure, because he seems to be +He didn't bring his wine-skin, and he didn't bring his knife.\\ 
-Most of the day sitting in the shade, waiting for you and me. Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas. "Has anybody seen my tent,says Robert. "One, two, three and we all roll over," "Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" "Moving off at eight," says Maurie - J011y good friends are few,+Now everybody's wondering what he will lose today.\\ 
 +"Has anybody seen my tent?said Robert.\\ 
 +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
 +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna,"\\ 
 +"Moving off at eight," said Maurie.\\ 
 +Jolly good friends are few,\\
 If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.!
-6. Now seventeen walkers all set out, with many a groan and grumble. This light-weight food is all very well, but it makes your stomach rumble. We appear next week at the Opera House as the Freeze-dried Wind Ensemble - "I want to walk at the front," says everyone! + 
-"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas. +5. Now Jan Mohandas, he set out with a bottle of sun-tan cream.\\ 
-"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert. +It must be good, 'cause his sun-tan is the best you've ever seen,\\ 
-"One, two, three and we all roll over." +But how it works we're not quite sure, because he seems to be\\ 
-"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?" +Most of the day sitting in the shade, waiting for you and me.\\ 
-"Moving off at eight," says Maurie. +"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas.\\ 
-J011y good friends are few, +"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert.\\ 
-If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.V.! +"One, two, three and we all roll over,"\\ 
-Page 8 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER February, 1987 +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
-THE S.B.W. - SOME PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS.+"Moving off at eight," says Maurie -\\ 
 +Jolly good friends are few,\\ 
 +If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! 
 + 
 +6. Now seventeen walkers all set out, with many a groan and grumble.\\ 
 +This light-weight food is all very well, but it makes your stomach rumble.\\ 
 +We appear next week at the Opera House as the Freeze-dried Wind Ensemble -\\ 
 +"I want to walk at the front," says everyone!\\ 
 +"Left-right-left," says Jan Mohandas.\\ 
 +"Has anybody seen my tent," says Robert.\\ 
 +"One, two, three and we all roll over."\\ 
 +"Will anybody sell me a tin of Tuna?"\\ 
 +"Moving off at eight," says Maurie.\\ 
 +Jolly good friends are few,\\ 
 +If you want to Bushwalk with the best, Join S.B.W.! 
 + 
 +=====The S.B.W. - Some personal impressions.===== 
 by Alex Colley. by Alex Colley.
 +
 As a kind of commercial for the Club history, to come at the end of the year, in which I have been allocated the period 1937 - 48, the Editor has asked me to describe some personal impressions, so here goes. As a kind of commercial for the Club history, to come at the end of the year, in which I have been allocated the period 1937 - 48, the Editor has asked me to describe some personal impressions, so here goes.
 +
 Back in 1931 I met "Mouldy" Harrison on the Six-Foot Track and he urged me to join the Club, but I had a heavy programme ahead and wouldn't have much time for walking. Then in 1934 I became friendly with fellow economics student, Tom Herbert. One day I mentioned walking. He expressed surprise - there weren't many bushwalkers then - and said "Why don't you join the Sydney Bush Walkers?" - to which I replied "Well, I might when this is over; are you a member?" "Yes, I'm the President." Back in 1931 I met "Mouldy" Harrison on the Six-Foot Track and he urged me to join the Club, but I had a heavy programme ahead and wouldn't have much time for walking. Then in 1934 I became friendly with fellow economics student, Tom Herbert. One day I mentioned walking. He expressed surprise - there weren't many bushwalkers then - and said "Why don't you join the Sydney Bush Walkers?" - to which I replied "Well, I might when this is over; are you a member?" "Yes, I'm the President."
 +
 Needless to say I had an easy passage into the Club when Tom nominated me a couple of years later. When first I entered the Club room a member came up to me and said, "Alex Colley - good to see you again," to which I replied, "Mouldy Harrison - well, here I am." (Pretty good for a chronic name forgetter.) Needless to say I had an easy passage into the Club when Tom nominated me a couple of years later. When first I entered the Club room a member came up to me and said, "Alex Colley - good to see you again," to which I replied, "Mouldy Harrison - well, here I am." (Pretty good for a chronic name forgetter.)
-My first waLk with the Club was a Bank Hoaliday one led by Peter Page, from Jellore to Colo Vale. In the train I was puzzled that such an assortment of people, about nine in all, a mixed party ranging from about 18 to 50 in age, should want to go walking together. By the end of the walk  had learnt that "the weaker sex" was simply a male aspersior(Dot English, now Butler, was :here), and had made eight friends, three of them for life. + 
-In April next year (1937) Max Gentle came up to me and invited me to accompany Gordon Smith and himsel' on a walk from Wentworth Falls to Cloudmaker and back to Katoomba. I said, "That would be nice, but I couldn't keep up with you two." However, he insisted and I accepted, expressing the hope that I wouldn't hold them up much. News of the walk got around the Club and six others insinuated themselves into the party. Thus were born the "Tigers"+My first walk with the Club was a Bank Holiday one led by Peter Page, from Jellore to Colo Vale. In the train I was puzzled that such an assortment of people, about nine in all, a mixed party ranging from about 18 to 50 in age, should want to go walking together. By the end of the walk had learnt that "the weaker sex" was simply a male aspersion (Dot English, now Butler, was there), and had made eight friends, three of them for life. 
-Though the Tigers didn't re-group after the war, many of them continued as Club members and walked together. Trained by Gordon Smith and Jack Debert, they made good walks leaders, and were constantly seeking out "new" country, which they found in such places as the Nzrthern Blue Mountains, the BUdawangs and the Northern Rivers.+ 
 +In April next year (1937) Max Gentle came up to me and invited me to accompany Gordon Smith and himself on a walk from Wentworth Falls to Cloudmaker and back to Katoomba. I said, "That would be nice, but I couldn't keep up with you two." However, he insisted and I accepted, expressing the hope that I wouldn't hold them up much. News of the walk got around the Club and six others insinuated themselves into the party. Thus were born the "Tigers". 
 + 
 +Though the Tigers didn't re-group after the war, many of them continued as Club members and walked together. Trained by Gordon Smith and Jack Debert, they made good walks leaders, and were constantly seeking out "new" country, which they found in such places as the Northern Blue Mountains, the Budawangs and the Northern Rivers. 
 To the Club I owe most of the good things in life - health, good companions (one of whom I married), and an absorbing interest - Wilderness preservation. All this and the cherished distinction of Honorary Active Membership. To the Club I owe most of the good things in life - health, good companions (one of whom I married), and an absorbing interest - Wilderness preservation. All this and the cherished distinction of Honorary Active Membership.
-FREE! - THE COLONG BULLETIN  FREE!+ 
 +=====Free! - The Colong Bulletin Free!===== 
 No.100 - JANUARY 1987. No.100 - JANUARY 1987.
-SRecial Contributions  from: + 
-The Hon. Neville Wran, Q.C. (Patron of the Colo6g Foundation for Wilderness) +**Special Contributions from:** 
-Peter Maslen - Chairman + 
-The Hon. Bob Carr - Minister for Planning and Environment. +  * The Hon. Neville Wran, Q.C. (Patron of the Colo6g Foundation for Wilderness) 
-Tim Moore - Shadow Minister. +  Peter Maslen - Chairman 
-Judy Messer - Chair, Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. +  The Hon. Bob Carr - Minister for Planning and Environment. 
-Jeff Angel - Acting Director, Total Environment Centre. +  Tim Moore - Shadow Minister. 
-Alex Col.ey - S.B.W. Hon. Secretary for Conservation. +  Judy Messer - Chair, Nature Conservation Council of N.S.W. 
-FEATURES on Rainforests, The Blue Mountains and other items that affect bushwalking. +  Jeff Angel - Acting Director, Total Environment Centre. 
-Phone Alex Colley 44 2707 for your FREE COPY+  Alex Colley - S.B.W. Hon. Secretary for Conservation. 
-February, 1987 THE  SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 9 + 
-VIEW FROM A PROSPECTIVE.+Features on Rainforests, The Blue Mountains and other items that affect bushwalking. 
 + 
 +Phone Alex Colley 44 2707 for your __Free Copy__
 + 
 +=====View from a Prospective.===== 
 by Louise Potts. by Louise Potts.
-The weekend 5, 6, 7 December, 1986 was marked as the one for the TEST CAMP. A venture into the unknown. For weeks before I collected from friends and relations gear for CAMPING. As the pile grew higher I realised I would have to coerce my good husband to help lug all this stuff. With grave misgivings he cancelled his golf. With an even longer face he followed Bob Younger's and a few other cars in the rain to somewhere northwest and black.+ 
 +The weekend 5, 6, 7 December, 1986 was marked as the one for the __Test Camp__. A venture into the unknown. For weeks before I collected from friends and relations gear for __Camping__. As the pile grew higher I realised I would have to coerce my good husband to help lug all this stuff. With grave misgivings he cancelled his golf. With an even longer face he followed Bob Younger's and a few other cars in the rain to somewhere northwest and black. 
 Next day, into a truck and down a track to a nice firetrail - then through the bush, along a ridge and we arrived at a precipice. Some discussion followed about whether this was the right precipice and then - horrors - all three Bobs, a Les and a Maurie leapt off it and kept right on going. Gut-churning stuff this.... to the uninitiated! Next day, into a truck and down a track to a nice firetrail - then through the bush, along a ridge and we arrived at a precipice. Some discussion followed about whether this was the right precipice and then - horrors - all three Bobs, a Les and a Maurie leapt off it and kept right on going. Gut-churning stuff this.... to the uninitiated!
-Half-way down and we're starting to wish our friends hadn't been so generous with their gear. Closer to the bottom and we arrived at an area a bit like Ayres Rock after a bombing, but one can hear water which sounds delicious. My husband's legs are starting to shake but + 
-up ahead they appear to have stopped - this doesn't happen very often. Around a few more +Half-way down and we're starting to wish our friends hadn't been so generous with their gear. Closer to the bottom and we arrived at an area a bit like Ayres Rock after a bombing, but one can hear water which sounds delicious. My husband's legs are starting to shake but up ahead they appear to have stopped - this doesn't happen very often. Around a few more boulders - Heavens to Betsy - a pond full of naked men! We clambered on down the river, crossing and recrossing. I carried my husband's pack for a while and realised why his legs
-boulders - Heavens to Betsy - a pond full of naked men! We clambered on down the river, +
-crossing and recrossing. I carried my husband's pack for a while and realised why his legs+
 were shaking. were shaking.
-Dinner that night tasted fantastic. Braised flies in sand is really tasty! However, + 
-my husband is actually smiling! +Dinner that night tasted fantastic. Braised flies in sand is really tasty! However, my husband is actually smiling! 
-Next day we recrossed the river and tackled another one of those boulder stuffed gorges. Thank god for those ever-helping hands (and feet). Then a quick discussion about which + 
-precipice is the 'way out' and up we go, +Next day we recrossed the river and tackled another one of those boulder stuffed gorges. Thank god for those ever-helping hands (and feet). Then a quick discussion about which precipice is the 'way out' and up we go
-Congressional medals of honor go to three Bobs and a Les for hauling, pushing, cajoling and juggling us three prospectives out of that canyon. My husband is utterly sold and is now instructing me to buy this and that for camping. The only trouble is - we're still + 
-seated in the car unable to move. +Congressional medals of honor go to three Bobs and a Les for hauling, pushing, cajoling and juggling us three prospectives out of that canyon. My husband is utterly sold and is now instructing me to buy this and that for camping. The only trouble is - we're still seated in the car unable to move. 
-* * * it- if it- * + 
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-February, 1987 THE  SYDNEY BUSHWALKER Page 11 +
-THOUGHTS FROM THE BACK OF THE PARTY.+
 by Jo Van Sommers. by Jo Van Sommers.
 +
 Often the trouble with a long hot lazy day in the sun at the bottom of some canyon or riverbed is the return to the real world via the impossibly long ridge or never-ending track that represents the return to reality as well as having the more prosaic purpose of delivering one back to one's car. Often the trouble with a long hot lazy day in the sun at the bottom of some canyon or riverbed is the return to the real world via the impossibly long ridge or never-ending track that represents the return to reality as well as having the more prosaic purpose of delivering one back to one's car.
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 Such was the case with Jim Percy's trip to the Shoalhaven. The weekend was that dead one after the Australia Day Weekend, when practically everyone is still sorting themselves out and catching up with themselves. Jim had however managed to amass eight assorted bods; Brian Bolton and Derek Wilson with leave passes for one night only and no later than twelve o'clock on Sunday or the missus will have the cops out. Do they turn into pumpkins after midnight? Brian Hart also opted for a Saturday morning arrival; it took him just one and a half hours to reach Longnose Point by car, but he must have been up all night as I noted that he was fast asleep every time we stopped for a break. Such was the case with Jim Percy's trip to the Shoalhaven. The weekend was that dead one after the Australia Day Weekend, when practically everyone is still sorting themselves out and catching up with themselves. Jim had however managed to amass eight assorted bods; Brian Bolton and Derek Wilson with leave passes for one night only and no later than twelve o'clock on Sunday or the missus will have the cops out. Do they turn into pumpkins after midnight? Brian Hart also opted for a Saturday morning arrival; it took him just one and a half hours to reach Longnose Point by car, but he must have been up all night as I noted that he was fast asleep every time we stopped for a break.
-Stuart Maxwell was there in sandshoes, having finally been worn down by his river-walking friends. Steve Brown added a very necessary touch of youth to the party. I hope he wasn't + 
-corrupted by all the aged cynics. The Club's recent moves to put on walks for the under +Stuart Maxwell was there in sandshoes, having finally been worn down by his river-walking friends. Steve Brown added a very necessary touch of youth to the party. I hope he wasn't corrupted by all the aged cynics. The Club's recent moves to put on walks for the under thirties may be aimed at protecting the young from the (?)mature as well as speeding the pace up. Everyone thought Steve would be first up out of the Shoalhaven, but he arrived last, having decided to do a little exploring on the way. Steve had also left his wife at home. She had got the wrong impression about S.B.W. from taking her first trip with the Club up Stormbreaker and Paralyser, but there is every sort of trip in this Club and you don't have to do the hard ones first! She'd have enjoyed this trip and been a welcome addition to the only two females, both of whom supervised from the rear. I was halt and lame and walking with a stick. Yvonne Kingston always walks well to the rear, else way out in front. 
-thirties may be aimed at protecting the young from the (?)mature as well as speeding the pace -- up. Everyone thought Steve would be first up out of the Shoalhaven, but he arrived last, having decided to do a little exploring on the way. Steve had also left his wife at home. She had got the wrong impression about S.B.W. from taking her first trip with the Club up Stormbreaker and Paralyser, but there is every sort of trip in this Club and you don't have to+ 
-do the hard ones first! She'd have enjoyed this trip and been a welcome addition to the only +Brian Bolton and I were contemplating the scenery from behind a skinny gum with the sun still blazing down at 6 pm, when a strange cry rent the air. Yvonne had got behind coming up the hill and didn't like the look of the drop-off. Brian suggested she come along a little to where we were sitting, but she insisted that he come and get her, quick smart too. What could cause such urgency! We three were the last on the track, but then a male voice was heard also. What! a mad rapist hiding in the sparse coverage of Long Nose Ridge? Brian did his mercy dash, got over-heated, from the running he said, and found that the urgency was somewhat over-dramatised and the deep tones belonged to Steve, who had attempted to conquer the King Pin but had come down when he heard the distress call. 
-two females, both of whom supervised from the rear. I was halt and lame and walking with a + 
-stick. Yvonne Kingston always walks well to the rear, else way out in front. +All this made me think of how odd it is getting left behind at the end of the party. We had done the usual Sunday expedition up Bungonia Gorge and back. Everyone had started off together at a smart pace, but the party quickly got sorted out into the sure-footed forward surgers and the teetering hesitators. It is salutary indeed to be plummeted into the latter category when one has been a member of the former. My physio had said a little walking would benefit my bung knees - I don't think she meant boulder-hopping up Bungonia Gorge! 
-Brian Bolton and I were contemplating the ;scenery from behind a skinny gum with the sun still blazing down at 6 pm, when a strange cry rent the air. Yvonne had got behind coming up + 
-the hill and didn't like the look of the drop-off. Brian suggested she come along a little to +Anyhow it made me realize what it must be like to be always down the back. It seems inevitable that you slip further and further behind. After a while it becomes difficult to see where the leaders have gone, so you start crossing at the wrong place, ending up in the middle of the stream, going bush too soon and coming back down too late. Then there is the problem of what to do about the people who are even slower than you are. Should you flounder around together, or just look after yourself as you would if you were fit? Everyone knows that the easiest way to keep up is to get in behind the leader, and that the hardest is at the very end. So it's strange that on many walks you will find the most competent walkers in the easiest places and getting the maximum length of rest breaks, while the stragglers are looking after their companions as well as themselves. 
-where we were sitting, but she insisted that he come and get her, quick smart too. What could + 
-cause such urgency! We three were the last on the track, but then a male voice was heard also. +There is even one tyrant, who shall remain nameless, who bans conversation among the less fleet. I suppose that ideally everyone likes to walk at their own pace and sometimes there is just too much variety of speed to keep everyone together. So by the time I got to the deep pool at the top of the gorge everyone else had been swimming, had their little lunch, frightened the eel away under the rock shelf and were starting to shiver even though the sun was hot. Another problem. The water is too cold to expect anyone to go in again. Most of them have put their clothes back on. Instead of being an anonymous member of a crowd, my swim suddenly becomes a centre-stage production. It's too hot not to go in. Some tease mentions the eel. I wish everyone would go away. Would I then be able to get out of the rocky pool without my knee bandages on? This bushwalking business is full of decisions. 
-What! a mad rapist hiding in the sparse coverage of Long Nose Ridge? Brian did his mercy dash, got over-heated, from the running he said, and found that the urgency was somewhat over- dramatised and the deep tones belonged to Steve, who had attempted to conquer the King Pin but had come down when he heard the distress call. + 
-All this made me think of how odd it is getting left behind at the end of the party. We had done the usual Sunday expedition upBungonia Gorge and back. Everyone had started off together at a smart pace, but the party quickly got sorted out into the sure-footed forward surgers and the teetering hesitators. It is salutary indeed to be plummeted into the latter +On Saturday night we had camped an a beautiful sandy shelf with trees and a swimming hole and cascades, overshadowed by tall cliffs. We were spared the decision about camping in the same spot on this bank as last year because a rock fall had come down through the trees and covered what had been the tent site. This was the bank where Jim decided he did like bushwalking when he was thinking of taking it up and had gone off by himself for a couple of weekends to see what it was like. It was in this place that I had made a decision that changed my life while sitting in the chilly waters of the cascades. 
-category when one has been a member of the former. My physio had said a little walking would benefit my bung knees - I don't think she meant boulder-hopping up Bungonia Gorge! +
- Anyhow it made me realize what it must be like to be always down the back. It seems +
-inevitable that you slip further and further behind. After a while it becomes difficult to +
-see where the leaders have gone, so you start crossing at the wrong place, ending up in the middle of the stream, going bush too soon and coming back down too late. Then there is the problem of +
-what to do about the people who are even slower than you are. Should you flounder around together, or just look after yourself as you would if you were fit? Everyone knows that the easiest way to keep up is to get in behind the leader, and that the hardest is at the very end. So it's strange that on many walks you will find the most competent walkers in the easiest places and getting the maximum length of rest breaks, while the stragglers are looking after their companions as well as themselves. +
-There is even one tyrant, who shall remain nameless, who bans conversation among the less fleet. I suppose that ideally everyone likes to walk at their own pace and sometimes there is just too much variety of speed to keep everyone together. +
-So by the time I got to the deep pool at the top of the gorge everyone else had been swimming, had their little lunch, frightened the eel away under the rock shelf and were starting to shiver +
-Page 12 THE SYDNEY TISHWALKER February, 1987 +
-even though the sun was hot. Another problem. The water is too cold to +
-exapect anyone to go in again. Most of them have put their clothes back on. Instead of being an anonymous member of a crowd, my swim suddenly becomes a centre-stage production. It's too hot not to go in. Some tease mentions the eel. I wish everyone would go away. Would I then be able to get out of the rocky pool without my knee bandages an? This bushwalking business is full of decisions. +
-On Saturday night we had camped an a beautiful sandy shelf with trees and a swimming hole and cascades, overshadowed by tall cliffs. We were spared the decision about camping in the same spot on this bank as last year because a rock fall had come down through the trees and covered what had been the tent site. This was the bank where Jim decided he did like bushwalking when he was thinking of taking it up and had gone off by himself for a +
-couple of weekends to see what it was like. It was in this place that I had made a decision that changed my life while sitting in the chilly waters of the cascades.+
 The cliffs held the memory of a crazy ex-member who climbed them by moonlight and carolled from their tops. The unnamed tyrant is known up and down the banks of the Shoalhaven for his birthday celebrations. And of course any campfire in the sand brings back memories of summer weekends, long hot days and short cold swims and the serenity of the stars on a calm evening. The cliffs held the memory of a crazy ex-member who climbed them by moonlight and carolled from their tops. The unnamed tyrant is known up and down the banks of the Shoalhaven for his birthday celebrations. And of course any campfire in the sand brings back memories of summer weekends, long hot days and short cold swims and the serenity of the stars on a calm evening.
 +
 Even the resident lyrebird has added our walking, talking and laughing sounds to his/her repertoire. It's a place to return to again and again. Even the resident lyrebird has added our walking, talking and laughing sounds to his/her repertoire. It's a place to return to again and again.
-* * * * * * * * * * + 
-THE JANUARY GENERAL MEETING.+=====The January General Meeting.===== 
 by Barry Wallace. by Barry Wallace.
 +
 The meeting began at about 2006 in the new clubroom. The atmosphere was noticeably ecclesiastic, with the congregation of some 20 or so members, and the President calling the order of service from the choir. The meeting began at about 2006 in the new clubroom. The atmosphere was noticeably ecclesiastic, with the congregation of some 20 or so members, and the President calling the order of service from the choir.
 +
 There were no apologies so we went ahead and read and received the Minutes of the previous meeting. The only matters arising were notification that we have purchased two staplers, and a sort of passing query about the status of the Search & Rescue lists. There were no apologies so we went ahead and read and received the Minutes of the previous meeting. The only matters arising were notification that we have purchased two staplers, and a sort of passing query about the status of the Search & Rescue lists.
 +
 Correspondence brought a letter from North Sydney Council advising us that it would be possible for us to continue to occupy our previous clubroom for some indefinite further period. One can only wonder what the uncertain people are doing tonight. There was also a letter from the Central Mapping Authority requesting that we fill in and return a questionnaire on map usage, and a letter from the Greater Daintree Action Society enclosing a petition. The correspondence was received and matters arising brought advice that answers have been sent to North Sydney Council and the C.M.A. Correspondence brought a letter from North Sydney Council advising us that it would be possible for us to continue to occupy our previous clubroom for some indefinite further period. One can only wonder what the uncertain people are doing tonight. There was also a letter from the Central Mapping Authority requesting that we fill in and return a questionnaire on map usage, and a letter from the Greater Daintree Action Society enclosing a petition. The correspondence was received and matters arising brought advice that answers have been sent to North Sydney Council and the C.M.A.
-The Treasurer's Report indicated, among other things, that we began the month with a balance + 
-of $2235.00, received $742.00, spent $1571.00 and closed with $1406.00. There was also some +The Treasurer's Report indicated, among other things, that we began the month with a balance of $2235.00, received $742.00, spent $1571.00 and closed with $1406.00. There was also some reference to ending the year with a loss, or negative balance, or something. It may be that we are being softened up for an increase in annual subs... watch this space. 
-reference to ending the year with a loss, or negative balance, or something. It may be that +
-we are being softened up for an increase in annual subs   watch this space.+
 Of Federation Report there was none. It seems they had a party instead. Of Federation Report there was none. It seems they had a party instead.
-Conservation Report indicated that things are quiet out there, with most pollies lying low over the silly season, the silence broken only by the crash of falling trees in Tasmania. There + 
-has also been yet another delay in meetings between the Federal Government and the Tasmanian logging industry. +Conservation Report indicated that things are quiet out there, with most pollies lying low over the silly season, the silence broken only by the crash of falling trees in Tasmania. There has also been yet another delay in meetings between the Federal Government and the Tasmanian logging industry. 
-The 60th Anniversary Report turned into somewhat of a fashion parade with modelling of the various T-shirt logo designs. Once we got all that calmed down we were regaled with details of the planned celebratory functions   watch some other space, I'm sure they are + 
-advertising out there     somewhere. +The 60th Anniversary Report turned into somewhat of a fashion parade with modelling of the various T-shirt logo designs. Once we got all that calmed down we were regaled with details of the planned celebratory functions... watch some other space, I'm sure they are advertising out there... somewhere. 
-So then it was heigh-ho, and on to the Walks Report. There was a certain amount of shuffling of feet at first (not easy mark you, the new hall is carpeted), but we retrieved + 
-February, 1987 THE SYDNEY  BUSHWALKER Page 13 +So then it was heigh-ho, and on to the Walks Report. There was a certain amount of shuffling of feet at first (not easy mark you, the new hall is carpeted), but we retrieved the Walks Secretary from his mapping-test persecution of some poor prospective, pushed him out in front of the meeting, lit the blue touch-paper and retired to a safe distance. 
-the Walks Secretary from his mapping-test persecution of some poor prospective, pushed him out in front of the meeting, lit the blue touch-paper and retired to a safe distance.+
 The first walk, over the weekend of 12,13,14 December saw Ian Debert reporting a no-go for his Coolana clean-up and someone else reporting that Jim Laing's Katoomba Cafe to cafe tiger walk went, but there are no details. Also on Sunday 14th Peter Christian's Royal National Park swimming trip went, but there were no details. The first walk, over the weekend of 12,13,14 December saw Ian Debert reporting a no-go for his Coolana clean-up and someone else reporting that Jim Laing's Katoomba Cafe to cafe tiger walk went, but there are no details. Also on Sunday 14th Peter Christian's Royal National Park swimming trip went, but there were no details.
-The following weekend, 20,21 December saw no reports from Frank Woodgate and Ken Gould. Jan Mohandas' Bundeena to Otford day walk on Sunday 21st reported a roll-up of 15 to 22 people. (The half, we were advised was Tschernobyl Capon. Not that his corporeal manifestation had suddenly diminished, indeed he is still long enough to cut in half and make two of most of us, but that his temporal coincidence with the party was significantly diminished by his device + 
-of catching the wrong train, going to a different station and doing the walk sort-of tangentially     I think.) Errol Sheedy's Waterfall to Waterfall walk went, but there were no details. +The following weekend, 20,21 December saw no reports from Frank Woodgate and Ken Gould. Jan Mohandas' Bundeena to Otford day walk on Sunday 21st reported a roll-up of 15 to 22.5 people. (The half, we were advised was Tschernobyl Capon. Not that his corporeal manifestation had suddenly diminished, indeed he is still long enough to cut in half and make two of most of us, but that his temporal coincidence with the party was significantly diminished by his device of catching the wrong train, going to a different station and doing the walk sort-of tangentially... I think.) Errol Sheedy's Waterfall to Waterfall walk went, but there were no details. 
-Over the Christmas period Tim Rennard led some 12 people on his Snowy Mountains + 
-26th December to 5th January walk, and Gordon Lee had reported 9 starters and good weather for his Snowy Mountains trip from 26th to 30 December. Peter Christian's 28th December Heathcote +Over the Christmas period Tim Rennard led some 12 people on his Snowy Mountains 26th December to 5th January walk, and Gordon Lee had reported 9 starters and good weather for his Snowy Mountains trip from 26th to 30 December. Peter Christian's 28th December Heathcote National Park swimming trip went but there were no details. 
-National Park swimming trip went but there were no details. + 
-Bill H011and's trip of 4th January, down Bob Turner's Track for a swim reported 16 starters on a slob trip, with some Zain+Bill Holland's trip of 4th January, down Bob Turner's Track for a swim reported 16 starters on a slob trip, with some rain. 
-The only walk for the weekend of January 9, 10, 11 was Oliver Crawford's Wollangambe Wallow. They had a party of 8 who, after some initial problems in finding their wallowing pool + 
-simply wallowed the weekend away. There was also report of a non-programmed walk in the +The only walk for the weekend of January 9, 10, 11 was Oliver Crawford's Wollangambe Wallow. They had a party of 8 who, after some initial problems in finding their wallowing pool simply wallowed the weekend away. There was also report of a non-programmed walk in the Snowys, led by Maurie Bloom. The party of 17 went from Kiandra to Guthega on what was described as a good walk, and which, more importantly, concluded the Walks Report. 
-Snowys, led by Maurie Bloom. The party of 17 went from Kiandra to Guthega on what was described as a good walk, and which, more importantly, concluded the Walks Report. + 
-The Archives Committee Report, presented by Jim Brown, indicated that a listing of the stored materials has been prepared and that most magazines are bound into sets, and quotations will be obtained for the binding of the remainder. Of about 200 Walks Programmes issued during the Club's existence, virtually all from 1932 to 1976 are in storage, and for the later issues there are standing offers of donation from private collections. All Minute BOoks except the first one, 1927 - to about 1929, are in storage - has anyone out there got the 1927 book?+The Archives Committee Report, presented by Jim Brown, indicated that a listing of the stored materials has been prepared and that most magazines are bound into sets, and quotations will be obtained for the binding of the remainder. Of about 200 Walks Programmes issued during the Club's existence, virtually all from 1932 to 1976 are in storage, and for the later issues there are standing offers of donation from private collections. All Minute Books except the first one, 1927 - to about 1929, are in storage - has anyone out there got the 1927 book? 
 General Business brought news that the new Constitution will be mailed out with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. Then there were announcements and the meeting closed at 2054. Amen! General Business brought news that the new Constitution will be mailed out with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. Then there were announcements and the meeting closed at 2054. Amen!
-* * * * * * * * + 
-REPORT OF COMMITTEE MEETING - 4/2/87.+=====Report of Committee Meeting - 4/2/87.===== 
 A membership card will be printed for issue to members to use for discounts in bushwalking supply shops and the like. The initial cost will be $103 and then about $50 per year; the card will be on trial. A membership card will be printed for issue to members to use for discounts in bushwalking supply shops and the like. The initial cost will be $103 and then about $50 per year; the card will be on trial.
-Federation Report from Gordon Lee concerned Warragamba Catchment's proposed use by "guided car tours" and the "tributeries" of Lake Burragorang by fishermen; and as well, the proposed raising of Warragamba Dam so that the backup 'waters would reach KOnangaroo. There is a proposal to put a sign at the exit of Wollangambie Canyon; and to charge "fools" who get lost for the cost of search and rescue.+ 
 +Federation Report from Gordon Lee concerned Warragamba Catchment's proposed use by "guided car tours" and the "tributeries" of Lake Burragorang by fishermen; and as well, the proposed raising of Warragamba Dam so that the backup waters would reach Konangaroo. There is a proposal to put a sign at the exit of Wollangambie Canyon; and to charge "fools" who get lost for the cost of search and rescue. 
 Reports for the Annual General Meeting were read and will be typed by Lorraine Bloomfield for duplication of copies to go to all members. Reports for the Annual General Meeting were read and will be typed by Lorraine Bloomfield for duplication of copies to go to all members.
-********** + 
-March 25th. The Royal Life Savings Society are sending an instructor with manikins to teach MOUTH TO MOUTH resuscitation. +__March 25th.__ The Royal Life Savings Society are sending an instructor with manikins to teach __Mouth to Mouth__ resuscitation. 
-Note. The St. John Amulance certificate course is not being arranged by the Club this year. + 
-Page 14 +__Note.__ The St. John Ambulance certificate course is not being arranged by the Club this year. 
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER February, 1987 + 
-S.B.W. 60th ANNIVERSARY +=====S.B.W. 60th Anniversary Dinner===== 
-pinner + 
-Put this date on your diary - 7 pm FRIDAY, 23rd OCTOBER, 1987 +Put this date on your diary - 7 pm Friday, 23rd October, 1987 
-Dress will be semi-formal. The venue is: CRYSTAL BALLROOM, Holiday Inn, MENZIES. + 
-Tickets: $30. Bookings start after 14 Carrington Street, Sydney. Easter. +Dress will be semi-formal. The venue is: Crystal Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Menzies, 14 Carrington Street, Sydney. Tickets: $30. Bookings start after Easter. 
-Other Dates for YOur Diary+ 
-1. Wednesday, 21st October - Nostalgia Night at the Club Rooms. +__Other Dates for Your Diary__
-2. Friday, 23rd October - The Dinner - All members welcome. + 
-3. Sunday, 25th October - Easy DAY WALK to North Era - Conservation - Nostalgia. +|1.|Wednesday, 21st October - Nostalgia Night at the Club Rooms.| 
-4. Saturday, 31st October and Sunday, 1st November - "COOLANA" - Reunion, Barndance, Canoeing, Swimming, Bushwalking on our own beautiful prpperty in Kangaroo Valley - families welcome. +|2.|Friday, 23rd October - The Dinner - All members welcome.| 
-COMMEMORATIVE +|3.|Sunday, 25th October - Easy DAY WALK to North Era - Conservation - Nostalgia.| 
-PORT+|4.|Saturday, 31st October and Sunday, 1st November - "Coolana" - Reunion, Barndance, Canoeing, Swimming, Bushwalking on our own beautiful prpperty in Kangaroo Valley - families welcome.
 + 
 +=====Commemorative Port===== 
 Thanks to Morag Ryder doing a lovely S.B.W. design and Barbara Bruce Thanks to Morag Ryder doing a lovely S.B.W. design and Barbara Bruce
 arranging the printing, the labels are going on the port bottles. arranging the printing, the labels are going on the port bottles.
-ORDERS:- Collect "paid for" bottles from your nearest Club member supplier. + 
-" Northern Suburbs+Oroder:- Collect "paid for" bottles from your nearest Club member supplier. 
-Turramurra --Alex Colley - 44 2707. Epping - George & Helen Gray - 86 6263Lane Cove - Ainslie MOrris - 428 3178. Crow's Nest - Denise Shaw - 922 6093. + 
-Dee Why - Ian Debert & Joy Hynes - 98 7869. +|1.|__Northern Suburbs__:| 
-2. Southern+| |Turramurra --Alex Colley - 44 2707.
-Allawah - Barbara Bruce - 546 6570. Kogarah - Patrick James - 588 2614. +| |Epping - George & Helen Gray - 86 6263.| 
-3. Eastern+| |Lane Cove - Ainslie Morris - 428 3178.
-Elizabeth Bay - Spiro Hajinakitas - 357 1381. +| |Crow's Nest - Denise Shaw - 922 6093.| 
-4. Central and Western+| |Dee Why - Ian Debert & Joy Hynes - 98 7869.| 
-Clubroom on Wednesdays - Barbara Bruce - 546 6570. +|2.|__Southern__:| 
-TO ORDER YOUR PORT - or additional bottles for gifts, drinking yourself, baths after walks, etc. - Ring any of the above people. $7. +| |Allawah - Barbara Bruce - 546 6570.
-SUPPORT THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY and 'dance to HARD YAKKA+| |Kogarah - Patrick James - 588 2614.| 
-BUSH DANCE - Friday, 27th February+|3.|__Eastern__:| 
 +| |Elizabeth Bay - Spiro Hajinakitas - 357 1381.| 
 +|4.|__Central and Western__:| 
 +| |Clubroom on Wednesdays - Barbara Bruce - 546 6570.| 
 + 
 +To order your port - or additional bottles for gifts, drinking yourself, baths after walks, etc. - Ring any of the above people. $7. 
 + 
 +__Support the Wilderness Society__ and dance to //Hard Yakka//
 + 
 +__Bush Dance__ - Friday, 27th February 
 Petersham Town Hall. 7.30 pm. $7 (concession $5) at door. Petersham Town Hall. 7.30 pm. $7 (concession $5) at door.
-CONGRATULATIONS and Best Wishes from all at S.B.W. to Fran Longfoot and 
-Bill Holland who were married on 31st January. 
  
 +__Congratulations__ and Best Wishes from all at S.B.W. to Fran Longfoot and
 +Bill Holland who were married on 31st January.
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