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-',2119-Se VA 1-e-4, +====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ====== 
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated, Box 4476 GPO, Sydney 2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.45 pm at the Ella Community Centre, 58a Dalhousie Street Haberfield (next to the Post Office). Prospective members and visitors are invited to visit the Club on any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine please contact the Business Manager. + 
-Patrick James, PO Box 170, Kogarah 2217 Telephone 588 2614 +Established June 1931. 
-Anita Doherty, 2 Marine Crescent,Hornsby Heights 2077 Telephone 476 6531 + 
-Helen Gray - Telephone 86 6263 Kath Brown +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O., Sydney2001. Club meetings are held every Wednesday from 7.45 pm at the Ella Community Centre, 58a Dalhousie StreetHaberfield (next to Post Office). Prospective members and visitors are invited to visit the Club on any Wednesday. To advertise in this magazine please contact the Business Manager. 
-Morag Ryder + 
-Kenn Clacher & Morag Ryder +---- 
-EDITOR + 
-BUSINESS MANAGER +|**Editor**|Patrick James, P.O. Box 170, Kogarah2217Telephone 588 2614.| 
-PRODUCTION MANAGER +|**Business Manager**|Anita Doherty, 2 Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights2077Telephone 476 6531.| 
-TYPIST +|**Production Manager**|Helen Gray - Telephone 86 8263.| 
-ILLUSTRATOR PRINTERS +|**Typist**|Kath Brown.| 
-MAY 1988  +|**Illustrators**|Morag Ryder.| 
-Editorial +|**Printers**|Kenn Clacher & Morag Ryder.| 
-Book Review - "The SBW - The First 60 Years" Bill Capon's Touring X1 - Easter 1988 "Coolana Gets Under Your Skin" Nature Conservation Under New Direction Social Program for June What's in a Name" + 
-Annual Subscriptions 1988 "Tassie Walks Summer 1988" The April General Meeting Federation Meeting Report April New Members +=== May 1988 === 
-Bird's Eye View + 
-Footnotes +===== In This Issue: ===== 
-by Chris Sonter Bob Younger Barrie Murdoch Alex Colley Ian Debert Jim Brown +  
- Page +| | |Page| 
-+|Editorial| | 2| 
-+|Book Review - "The SBW - The First 60 Years"|Chris Sonter | 2| 
-+|Bill Capon's Touring X1 - Easter 1988|Bob Younger| 3| 
-+|"Coolana Gets Under Your Skin"|Barrie Murdoch| 4| 
-+|Nature Conservation Under New Direction|Alex Colley| 5| 
-+|Social Program for June|Ian Debert| 5| 
-+|What's in a Name"|Jim Brown| 7| 
-+|Annual Subscriptions 1988| | 7| 
-+|"Tassie Walks Summer 1988"|Rudy Dezelin| 8| 
-11 +|The April General Meeting|Barry Wallace|11| 
-12 +|Federation Meeting Report April|Spiro Hajinakitas|12| 
-12 +|New Members| |12| 
-13 +|Bird's Eye View|Brian Harvey|13| 
-14 +|Footnotes|Patrick James|14| 
-Rudy Dezelin Barry Wallace Spiro Hajinakitas + 
-Brian Harvey Patrick James +===== Advertisements: ===== 
-Advertisements  + 
-Eastwood Camping Centre Belvedere Taxi'Blackheath Canoe & Camping Gladesville+| |Page| 
 +|Eastwood Camping Centre| 6| 
 +|Belvedere Taxis, Blackheath| 9| 
 +|Canoe & CampingGladesville|10| 
 + 
 +---- 
 (Deadline for June issue - Articles 25 May, Notes 1st June) (Deadline for June issue - Articles 25 May, Notes 1st June)
-6 + 
-9 +---- 
-10 + 
-Page 2 The Sydney Bushwalker May 1988 +===== Editorial. ===== 
-EDITORIAL + 
-Ho hum the more things change the more they remain the same. We have a new committee and a new constitution but it all seems much the +Ho hum the more things change the more they remain the same. We have a new committee and a new constitution but it all seems much the same. Except that now instead of saying aye or nay we raise our hands, a little bit like being back in school. Our Club year now corresponds to the calendar year which makes it easier to plan, our Christmas stocking will include the annual reports as a bonus present to be avidly read by our news-starved selves. The Sydney Bushwalker in its 57th year of publication will also remain the same reporting and publishing news, events, articles and information and maintaining its position at the leading edge of the bushwalking movement. Really we are always in need of articles, just how many nom-de-plumes can one person have? Some light-hearted, humorous or even funny reports would be most welcome. New to this issue is the inclusion of the deadline dates for the next issue. These dates are given on the index page and should help authors, reporters and others to get their copy in on time. Two dates are given, one for articles and one for short notes. 
-same. Except that now instead of saying aye or nay we raise our hands, + 
-a little bit like being back in school. Our Club year now corresponds +---- 
-to the calendar year which makes it easier to plan, our Christmas stocking will include the annual reports as a bonus present to be avidly read by our news-starved selves. The Sydney Bushwalker in its 57th year of +===== Book Review "The Sydney Bush Walkers The First Sixty Years.=====  
-publication will also remain the same reporting and publishing news, events, articles and information and maintaining its position at the +
-leading edge of the bushwalking movement. Really we are always in need +
-of articles, just how many nom-de-plumes can one person have? Some light-hearted, humorous or even funny reports would be most welcome. New to this issue is the inclusion of the deadline dates for the next +
-issue. These dates are given on the index page and should help authors, +
-reporters and others to get their copy in on time. Two dates are given., +
-one for articles and one for short notes. +
-* * * * * * '* * * +
-BOOK REVIEW +
-"THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS THE FIRST SIXTY YEARS"+
 A review by Chris Sonter A review by Chris Sonter
-Published 1987 by the Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated, in a limited edition of 500. Editor: Ainslie Morris + 
-Authors (in alphabetical order): Brown, Butler, Colley, +Published 1987 by the Sydney Bush Walkers Incorporated, in a limited edition of 500. 
-Gray, Rigby, Wenman + 
-The Sydney Bush Walkers is a book to celebrate the first sixty years of the Club. Each author has taken a decade which has enabled them to capture the spirit of a period they knew well. Generous extracts from past magazines have given added flavour to these memories. Numerous photographs, memorabilia combined with spacious layout and attractive presentation make for an enjoyable, relaxing read.+Editor: Ainslie Morris 
 + 
 +Authors (in alphabetical order): Brown, Butler, Colley, Gray, Rigby, Wenman
 + 
 +The __Sydney Bush Walkers__ is a book to celebrate the first sixty years of the Club. Each author has taken a decade which has enabled them to capture the spirit of a period they knew well. Generous extracts from past magazines have given added flavour to these memories. Numerous photographs, memorabilia combined with spacious layout and attractive presentation make for an enjoyable, relaxing read. 
 It is a pleasure to meet past bushwalkers and to read tales of epic walks and of humble day walks. Walks that have triumphed and walks that have failed. While reading, the temptation is to reach for the Dunlop volleys and start walking. It is a pleasure to meet past bushwalkers and to read tales of epic walks and of humble day walks. Walks that have triumphed and walks that have failed. While reading, the temptation is to reach for the Dunlop volleys and start walking.
-There are two quotes from the book that particularly please me. The first of these by Frank Rigby epitomises the importance of the Club in the lives of its members. "The best single thing I ever did in my life was to join the Sydney 8Ush Walkers. I express the hope that I will still be in the Club's ranks when they carry me out". No longer acceptable in this ecological age but what a joy to hear Kath McKay's poetic line - "Then hide your bottles as though they were your sins".+ 
 +There are two quotes from the book that particularly please me. The first of these by Frank Rigby epitomises the importance of the Club in the lives of its members. "The best single thing I ever did in my life was to join the Sydney Bush Walkers. I express the hope that I will still be in the Club's ranks when they carry me out". No longer acceptable in this ecological age but what a joy to hear Kath McKay's poetic line - "Then hide your bottles as though they were your sins". 
 It would have been nice to see included in the contents a list of members during the formative years and a list as at the Club's sixtieth birthday. I intend to keep a note of the current membership with my copy of the book. It would have been nice to see included in the contents a list of members during the formative years and a list as at the Club's sixtieth birthday. I intend to keep a note of the current membership with my copy of the book.
 +
 I have always felt that simplicity and happiness are synonymous. It is interesting to note that during the Great Depression when unemployment was as high as 30% the Sydney Bush Walkers were enjoying their weekends as usual, far removed from the traumas of the period. I have always felt that simplicity and happiness are synonymous. It is interesting to note that during the Great Depression when unemployment was as high as 30% the Sydney Bush Walkers were enjoying their weekends as usual, far removed from the traumas of the period.
-IR her preface Ainslie states that "each decade had its own character and development". It is a book of change and yet its real strength is the lack of change. In essence it is a story of people that love the bush, their comradeship and in many instances their courage. Indeed a celebration of all we admire. Congratulations to all concerned. A great work. + 
-**********+In her preface Ainslie states that "each decade had its own character and development". It is a book of change and yet its real strength is the lack of change. In essence it is a story of people that love the bush, their comradeship and in many instances their courage. Indeed a celebration of all we admire. Congratulations to all concerned. A great work. 
 (See Page 14 "Footnotes") (See Page 14 "Footnotes")
-May 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 3 + 
-BILL CAPON'S TOURING X1 - EASTER 1988+---- 
 + 
 +===== Bill Capon's Touring X1 - Easter 1988. ===== 
 by Bob Younger by Bob Younger
 +
 Ground: Moore Creek - Bundundah Creek - Monkey Ropes Creek - Nine Tails Creek - Ettrema Creek - Hamlet Crown - Billy's Pass Ground: Moore Creek - Bundundah Creek - Monkey Ropes Creek - Nine Tails Creek - Ettrema Creek - Hamlet Crown - Billy's Pass
 +
 Captain: Bill Capon Captain: Bill Capon
 +
 Vice-Captain: Maurie Bloom Vice-Captain: Maurie Bloom
 +
 Manager: Bob Milne Manager: Bob Milne
 +
 Photographer & Technical Adviser: Christine Scott Photographer & Technical Adviser: Christine Scott
-Players: Barbara Bruce + 
-Brian Goldstraw +Players: Barbara BruceBrian GoldstrawJeff NivenJim OxleyJohn Porter, John Stuart 
-Jeff Niven +Bob Younger 
-Jim Oxley +
-John POrter +
-John Stuart +
-Bob /Younger+
 The 'Touring Eleven' gathered at Sassafras on Good Friday morning. There we met the manager of a property which we must traverse to reach the crease. Leaving some vehicles at the homestead we bowled along the track which leads to the old flying fox stand above the abandoned mine in Jones Creek. The 'Touring Eleven' gathered at Sassafras on Good Friday morning. There we met the manager of a property which we must traverse to reach the crease. Leaving some vehicles at the homestead we bowled along the track which leads to the old flying fox stand above the abandoned mine in Jones Creek.
 +
 Entry by this track had been denied by the previous occupants but Bill had met the new manager during an earlier reconnaissance of the route shown on the walks program. Captain Bill and Manager Bob had traversed the intended route and decided that there must be an easier way, so the trip had been modified to save this party a lot of suffering. Entry by this track had been denied by the previous occupants but Bill had met the new manager during an earlier reconnaissance of the route shown on the walks program. Captain Bill and Manager Bob had traversed the intended route and decided that there must be an easier way, so the trip had been modified to save this party a lot of suffering.
-Play commenced on the headwaters of Moore Creek and we were soon sliding through a steep and rocky defile towards Bundundah Creek. The pitch was wet and slippery due to the persistent but light showers. We then came to what appeared to be a chasm. The tail + 
-enders tried to traverse along the high ground to avoid such a perilous descent. Alas, +Play commenced on the headwaters of Moore Creek and we were soon sliding through a steep and rocky defile towards Bundundah Creek. The pitch was wet and slippery due to the persistent but light showers. We then came to what appeared to be a chasm. The tailenders tried to traverse along the high ground to avoid such a perilous descent. Alas, this route ran out to a sheer cliff and the Captain declared a luncheon adjournment. Those already in the chasm were directed to light a fire whilst the cautious players back tracked to catch up. We now realised that although the rock face was wet it was user friendly and provided plenty of hand and foot holds. 
-+
-this route ran out to a sheer cliff and the Captain declared a luncheon adjournment. +
-Those already in the chasm were directed to light a fire whilst the cautious players back tracked to catch up. We now realised that although the rock face was wet it was user friendly and provided plenty of hand and foot holds.+
 Our adjournment was short due to another shower so we did not linger after the billies had boiled. On reaching Bundundah Creek we pitched camp on a sandy patch next to a delightful pool. Our adjournment was short due to another shower so we did not linger after the billies had boiled. On reaching Bundundah Creek we pitched camp on a sandy patch next to a delightful pool.
-Saturday morning saw us bouncing towards Monkey Ropes Creek where we had a quick look at the falls which block progress up its lower section. The Captain now decreed that the team should split in two for the steep climb to Manning Saddle. There were many loose stones on the ridge and small parties keep close to each other and thus minimise danger from any rotks dislodged by those above. Vice-Captain Maurie took charge of the second party. For some inexplicable reason Bill assigned one of the females.to each party. Was this to keep the runs on the board should either or both of the part' s become lost and never return to civilization as we know it? Or perhaps he had gained in2 iration from the Royals and similar V.I.Ps who rarely travel in the same aircraft. Could he afford to lose one but not both? + 
-We did eventually meet up at lunchtime on Manning Saddle, then navigated across the scrubby plateau towards Paul's Pass. This is one of the few ways into Ettrema Creek from the area. The first section of Paul's Pass comprises a narrow platform projecting from a vertical wall. There is an unforgiving drop to eternityPn the off side of this platform. Bill rejected the eternity option and led us to the adjacent Dog Leg Cave. +Saturday morning saw us bouncing towards Monkey Ropes Creek where we had a quick look at the falls which block progress up its lower section. The Captain now decreed that the team should split in two for the steep climb to Manning Saddle. There were many loose stones on the ridge and small parties keep close to each other and thus minimise danger from any rocks dislodged by those above. Vice-Captain Maurie took charge of the second party. For some inexplicable reason Bill assigned one of the females to each party. Was this to keep the runs on the board should either or both of the parties become lost and never return to civilization as we know it? Or perhaps he had gained inspiration from the Royals and similar V.I.Ps who rarely travel in the same aircraft. Could he afford to lose one but not both? 
-jl. + 
-This cave was occupied by a party of two men and on woman. Being April Fool's weekend, they were advised that they would soon have ele n companions. Their faces dropped but we magnanimously declared that we really intended to camp in the open on the rocky tops. +We did eventually meet up at lunchtime on Manning Saddle, then navigated across the scrubby plateau towards Paul's Pass. This is one of the few ways into Ettrema Creek from the area. The first section of Paul's Pass comprises a narrow platform projecting from a vertical wall. There is an unforgiving drop to eternity on the off side of this platform. Bill rejected the eternity option and led us to the adjacent Dog Leg Cave. 
-Page 4 The Sydney Bushwalker May 1988+ 
 +This cave was occupied by a party of two men and one woman. Being April Fool's weekend, they were advised that they would soon have eleven companions. Their faces dropped but we magnanimously declared that we really intended to camp in the open on the rocky tops. 
 Our next objective was Possibility Point which juts out from the cliff line and affords wonderful views of the surroundings. Here Maurie found a notebook in a bottle and in the spirit of the day recorded "This S8W party stumbled upon this place whilst searching for Folly Point 1/4/88". Could this now become Silly Point? Our next objective was Possibility Point which juts out from the cliff line and affords wonderful views of the surroundings. Here Maurie found a notebook in a bottle and in the spirit of the day recorded "This S8W party stumbled upon this place whilst searching for Folly Point 1/4/88". Could this now become Silly Point?
 +
 The many small rock depressions at our high camp were full of rain water and so we had a comfortable night in the protection of the scrub which grew some short distance from the cliff edges. The many small rock depressions at our high camp were full of rain water and so we had a comfortable night in the protection of the scrub which grew some short distance from the cliff edges.
 +
 On Sunday morning we prepared ourselves for our entry into Ettrema Creek via Nine Tails Creek. Apart from dodging a small colony of stinging trees we each slid down the steep creek bed. Oh, that nature had given us one tail each for assistance in grasping anything handy on such occasions. On Sunday morning we prepared ourselves for our entry into Ettrema Creek via Nine Tails Creek. Apart from dodging a small colony of stinging trees we each slid down the steep creek bed. Oh, that nature had given us one tail each for assistance in grasping anything handy on such occasions.
-.Ettrema Creek provided plenty of pools in which to clean ourselves up. Unfortunately we could not clean up our clothes which were rather dirty by this time.+ 
 +Ettrema Creek provided plenty of pools in which to clean ourselves up. Unfortunately we could not clean up our clothes which were rather dirty by this time. 
 Another innings of rock hopping upstream led us to an early camp. Tomorrow we could climb Hamlet Crown and head for home. Another innings of rock hopping upstream led us to an early camp. Tomorrow we could climb Hamlet Crown and head for home.
 +
 The ridge we chose to Hamlet Crown provided a steep but short climb of about 400 metres. Once on top we crossed a saddle and struggled up Billy's Pass. We used one of Billy Capon's ropes to haul our packs up the vertical sections of this Pass. During these evolutions the opening players once again lit a fire and after pooling the water from individual containers we enjoyed morning tea in an elevated cave. The ridge we chose to Hamlet Crown provided a steep but short climb of about 400 metres. Once on top we crossed a saddle and struggled up Billy's Pass. We used one of Billy Capon's ropes to haul our packs up the vertical sections of this Pass. During these evolutions the opening players once again lit a fire and after pooling the water from individual containers we enjoyed morning tea in an elevated cave.
 +
 On the way back to the cars we dodged as much scrub as we could and detoured to the flying fox site above the mine in Jones Creek. From this vantage we had good views of Hamlet Crown and Jones Creek. We could also admire progress over the past few days and marvel. With the light fading late that afternoon we pulled up our stumps, with some difficulty, and placed them in the cars for the journey home. On the way back to the cars we dodged as much scrub as we could and detoured to the flying fox site above the mine in Jones Creek. From this vantage we had good views of Hamlet Crown and Jones Creek. We could also admire progress over the past few days and marvel. With the light fading late that afternoon we pulled up our stumps, with some difficulty, and placed them in the cars for the journey home.
-* * * * * * * * * * + 
-"COOLANA GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN"+---- 
 + 
 +===== "Coolana Gets Under Your Skin.===== 
 by Barrie Murdoch by Barrie Murdoch
-Having scratched thirty itchy tick bites after the 1987 Reunion, I was determined to avoid the problem at the 1988 gathering. So     I enquired of various members and got an almost unanimous recommendation for MUKSOL. When asked for this marvel, the chemist made enthusiastic noises, disappeared behind his shelves and returned with something already wrapped. For a milli-second I thought, "That's strange"   When I got home, I found he had sold me, not Muksol, but RID+ 
-In '87 the little nestles bit me in the groin and round my waist so I plastered Rid liberally on those places. All seemed to be well, but Monday morning revealed seventy-six bites on my legs, arms and shoulders - those on my arms being suggestive of an active hypodermic user.+Having scratched thirty itchy tick bites after the 1987 Reunion, I was determined to avoid the problem at the 1988 gathering. So.... I enquired of various members and got an almost unanimous recommendation for Muksol. When asked for this marvel, the chemist made enthusiastic noises, disappeared behind his shelves and returned with something already wrapped. For a milli-second I thought, "That's strange".... When I got home, I found he had sold me, not Muksol, but Rid. 
 + 
 +In '87 the little nasties bit me in the groin and round my waist so I plastered Rid liberally on those places. All seemed to be well, but Monday morning revealed seventy-six bites on my legs, arms and shoulders - those on my arms being suggestive of an active hypodermic user. 
 Ride-on mowers, spraying and staying away in March have all been suggested as remedies. It's obvious some effective ideas have to be scratched up. Ride-on mowers, spraying and staying away in March have all been suggested as remedies. It's obvious some effective ideas have to be scratched up.
-(The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. Barrie must be good eating if the number of diners increased from 30 to 76! EDITOR+ 
-******** +(The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. Barrie must be good eating if the number of diners increased from 30 to 76! Editor
-CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret Wood and Nigel Weaver who were married on 7th May last. + 
-May 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 5 +---- 
-.11MMlir + 
-NATURE CONSERVATION UNDER NEW DIRECTION+=== Congratulations === 
 + 
 +To Margaret Wood and Nigel Weaver who were married on 7th May last. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Nature Conservatin Under New Direction===== 
 by Alex Colley by Alex Colley
-In the days of the ASkin Government the energy of conservationists was entirely absorbed in preventing the development of previously reserved areas such as Colong and the Boyd. All this changed under the Wren Government, which was responsible for a 100% increase in parklands, including the rainforests, and progress under the Unsworth Government culminated in the Wilderness Act. Those chiefly resonsible for this progress were Messrs Wran, Landa and Carr. Until recently they were opposed by the Coalition parties, inspired mainly by the National Party, though in 1985 Mr. Greiner wanted to "allow non-national park uses to be conducted in national park areas"+ 
-Mr. Tim Moore, a bushwalker, was appointed Shadow Minister for Planning and Environment +In the days of the Askin Government the energy of conservationists was entirely absorbed in preventing the development of previously reserved areas such as Colong and the Boyd. All this changed under the Wran Government, which was responsible for a 100% increase in parklands, including the rainforests, and progress under the Unsworth Government culminated in the Wilderness Act. Those chiefly resonsible for this progress were Messrs Wran, Landa and Carr. Until recently they were opposed by the Coalition parties, inspired mainly by the National Party, though in 1985 Mr. Greiner wanted to "allow non-national park uses to be conducted in national park areas". 
-after the 1984 election. For some 18 months after this the Coalition had no policy on the natural environment, but by October 1985 he had succeeded in securing agreement to a pro conservation policy. Elements within the National Party, however, continued to advocate reduction in the area of parkland and grazing, logging and mining in the parks. It is not surprising, therefore, that the policy consisted largely of what the Coalition would not do, rather than what it would do. Mr. Moore stressed that there would be no logging or mining in national parks, no reduction of boundaries and no opposition to the expansion of parks. Liberal party members absented themselves during the vote on World Heritage listing for rainforests, and both parties restricted their participation in the Wilderness Bill debate to a simple announcement that they "did not oppose" it.+ 
 +Mr. Tim Moore, a bushwalker, was appointed Shadow Minister for Planning and Environment after the 1984 election. For some 18 months after this the Coalition had no policy on the natural environment, but by October 1985 he had succeeded in securing agreement to a pro conservation policy. Elements within the National Party, however, continued to advocate reduction in the area of parkland and grazing, logging and mining in the parks. It is not surprising, therefore, that the policy consisted largely of what the Coalition would not do, rather than what it would do. Mr. Moore stressed that there would be no logging or mining in national parks, no reduction of boundaries and no opposition to the expansion of parks. Liberal party members absented themselves during the vote on World Heritage listing for rainforests, and both parties restricted their participation in the Wilderness Bill debate to a simple announcement that they "did not oppose" it. 
 The fate of two of the five parks announced by Mr. Carr earlier this year is clear. The Coalition are enthusiastic supporters of woodchipping, so Coolangubra and Tantawanglo are lost. Yengo is gazetted, so is probably safe. Mann is not gazetted, and because forestry lands within it may not eventuate, Ettrema awaits a boundary survey. As there is little freehold within it it will probably go through. There has been no time for examination of the Nattai proposal. The fate of two of the five parks announced by Mr. Carr earlier this year is clear. The Coalition are enthusiastic supporters of woodchipping, so Coolangubra and Tantawanglo are lost. Yengo is gazetted, so is probably safe. Mann is not gazetted, and because forestry lands within it may not eventuate, Ettrema awaits a boundary survey. As there is little freehold within it it will probably go through. There has been no time for examination of the Nattai proposal.
 +
 There can be no doubt that the Hon. Tim Moore, now Minister for the Environment, has had a hard row to hoe. In a recent letter to me he said he was anxious to maintain a regular consultation with the voluntary conservation movement, and to be readily accessible for more urgent discussions (as he has been previously). He is a strong advocate of a bi-partizan approach to conservation and gives full credit to Mr. Wren for his environmental priorities. A bi-partizan approach is what we need. As the environmental group said in their election advertisement - "The environment is not a single issue. It's all we've got." There can be no doubt that the Hon. Tim Moore, now Minister for the Environment, has had a hard row to hoe. In a recent letter to me he said he was anxious to maintain a regular consultation with the voluntary conservation movement, and to be readily accessible for more urgent discussions (as he has been previously). He is a strong advocate of a bi-partizan approach to conservation and gives full credit to Mr. Wren for his environmental priorities. A bi-partizan approach is what we need. As the environmental group said in their election advertisement - "The environment is not a single issue. It's all we've got."
-* * * * * * * * * *+
 (Alex Colley is the Club's Conservation Secretary) (Alex Colley is the Club's Conservation Secretary)
-SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR JUNE + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Program For June. ===== 
 by Ian Debert by Ian Debert
-15th June Mid Winter Feast. Yes, it's on again, come along and enjoy yourselves. + 
-Bring along a plate of food the Club will supply drinks. +=== 15th June === 
-22nd June Wild Life Information & Rescue Service - Mikla Lewis. + 
-"WIRES" as it is known, is a Rescue Service for sick and injured native animals - even those who are orphaned and misplaced, through a network of trained volunteer Rescuers, foster-carers and veterinarians. +Mid Winter Feast. Yes, it's on again, come along and enjoy yourselves. Bring along a plate of food the Club will supply drinks. 
-29th June "Eat Well for Fun & Fitness" - Natural Health Society - Roger French. Come and listen to Roger talk to us again. This time he will tell us what types of food we should eat so we can enjoy ourselves and be fit at the same time. + 
-FROM EVERY STATE, +=== 22nd June === 
-AUSTRALIAN MADE + 
-is GREAT!+Wild Life Information & Rescue Service - Mikla Lewis. "WIRES" as it is known, is a Rescue Service for sick and injured native animals - even those who are orphaned and misplaced, through a network of trained volunteer Rescuers, foster-carers and veterinarians. 
 + 
 +=== 29th June === 
 + 
 +"Eat Well for Fun & Fitness" - Natural Health Society - Roger French. Come and listen to Roger talk to us again. This time he will tell us what types of food we should eat so we can enjoy ourselves and be fit at the same time. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Eastwood Camping Centre. === 
 + 
 +Australian Made is great! 
 QLD QLD
- QBB Butter Concentrate+ 
 +  QBB Butter Concentrate 
 NT NT
- Beef Jer+ 
 +  Beef Jerkey 
 WA WA
- Wilderness Equipment Backpacks +  
-Gorete:Clothing +  * Wilderness Equipment Backpacks 
-Cycle Panniers +  * Goretex Clothing 
-SA+  Cycle Panniers 
 ACT ACT
-1  National Maps + 
- Outgear Backpacks Accessories +National Maps 
- Feathertop Wool Shirts + 
- Giant Trees Dried meals+SA 
 + 
 +  * Rossi Boots 
 +  * Flinders Baby Carriers 
 + 
 +VIC 
 + 
 +  * Outgear Backpacks Accessories 
 +  Feathertop Wool Shirts 
 +  Giant Trees Dried meals 
 NSW NSW
- Sleeping Bags J & H, Mont, Romans + 
- Rainwear +  Sleeping Bags J & H, Mont, Romans 
-Mont, J & H, Superior +  Rainwear Mont, J & H, Superior 
- Day Packs +  Day Packs High Tops, Summit Gear 
-High Tops, Summit Gear +  Bonwick Caving Ladders 
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-WHAT'S IN NAME?+---- 
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 +===== What's In Name===== 
 by Jim Brown by Jim Brown
-Looking again through the Club's (Association's) 60th Anniversary History, I re-discovered the catalogue of places named for (or by) SBW members. There are several names on that list that I had prviously failed to recognise as SBW members: also, of course, there are a few other places on the maps which bear the names of members of other walking clubs (Associations, perhaps). + 
-In turn this reminded me of sundry vagrant thoughts I have had over some years about the names of places where we walk, and I found myself contemplating a few occasional essays on this topic. It would be nice to be able to say "This has all been researched. It's all correct and I'm just telling you." But it's not like that at all. Some of the things I will write are established fact, some will be conjecture, some may be nonsense (perhaps even some deliberate nonsense). It will be up to Dear Reader to sort out grain from chaff, and +Looking again through the Club's (Association's) 60th Anniversary History, I re-discovered the catalogue of places named for (or by) SBW members. There are several names on that list that I had previously failed to recognise as SBW members: also, of course, there are a few other places on the maps which bear the names of members of other walking clubs (Associations, perhaps). 
-of course I'd be pleased to hear if any of my theorising can be verified. So on to Essay No.1 which is called - + 
-ANGER OVER ANGORAWA +In turn this reminded me of sundry vagrant thoughts I have had over some years about the names of places where we walk, and I found myself contemplating a few occasional essays on this topic. It would be nice to be able to say "This has all been researched. It's all correct and I'm just telling you." But it's not like that at all. Some of the things I will write are established fact, some will be conjecture, some may be nonsense (perhaps even some deliberate nonsense). It will be up to Dear Reader to sort out grain from chaff, and of course I'd be pleased to hear if any of my theorising can be verified. So on to Essay No.1 which is called - 
 + 
 +=== Anger over Angorawa === 
 A few km north of Colo Heights (formerly known as Parr's Brush), a big creek rises and flows roughly west to join the Colo River. It is often used by walkers as an access route to or from the Lower Colo, but when they speak about it or show slides of the rather striking sandstone benches just above the Colo Junction, they sometimes call it Ango-WAR-AH. A few km north of Colo Heights (formerly known as Parr's Brush), a big creek rises and flows roughly west to join the Colo River. It is often used by walkers as an access route to or from the Lower Colo, but when they speak about it or show slides of the rather striking sandstone benches just above the Colo Junction, they sometimes call it Ango-WAR-AH.
-Which transposes the last two syllables and puts the W before the R. That's worse than putting carts before horses. The spelling on all the maps of the area I have seen, right back to the 1932 St. Albans one.inch/one mile,has been ANGO-R-A-W-A. + 
-Hbm should it be pronounced? I don't know, and quite a few differing pronunciations are possible, but certainly never Ango-WAR-AH.+Which transposes the last two syllables and puts the W before the R. That's worse than putting carts before horses. The spelling on all the maps of the area I have seen, right back to the 1932 St. Albans one inch / one mile, has been ANGO-R-A-W-A. 
 + 
 +How should it be pronounced? I don't know, and quite a few differing pronunciations are possible, but certainly never Ango-WAR-AH. 
 I was first introduced to Angorawa Creek on a trip led by that supreme bushman Max Gentle in September, 1947, and I only wish I could remember for sure how he pronounced it, because he often talked with local inhabitants and picked up a lot of unusual information. I rather fancy he called it "Ango-RAW-AH", but I can't swear to it. I was first introduced to Angorawa Creek on a trip led by that supreme bushman Max Gentle in September, 1947, and I only wish I could remember for sure how he pronounced it, because he often talked with local inhabitants and picked up a lot of unusual information. I rather fancy he called it "Ango-RAW-AH", but I can't swear to it.
-Another strong contender must be the one that places the accent on the second syllable "An-GORR-a-wah".+ 
 +Another strong contender must be the one that places the accent on the second syllable "An-__GORR__-a-wah". 
 Let's have no more anger and anguish about Angorawa Creek - just a little angst from those who have corrupted its name. Let's have no more anger and anguish about Angorawa Creek - just a little angst from those who have corrupted its name.
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-Page 8 The Sydney Bushwalker May 1988 + 
-"TASSIE WALKS SUMMER 1988"+---- 
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 +===== "Tassie Walks Summer 1988.===== 
 by Rudy Dezelin by Rudy Dezelin
-Here is a brief account of two very interesting walks led by IAN WOLFE and successfully completed during my January and February holidays on the friendly "Apple Isle":+ 
-Saturday 23rd January: It was a most welcome relief to escape Sydney'unbeaiable heat and humidity by flying to beautifully cool Hobart! It was quite a change of climate; from Sydney's quasi tropical 340 to Hobart's invigoratingly cool 22!+Here is a brief account of two very interesting walks led by Ian Wolfe and successfully completed during my January and February holidays on the friendly "Apple Isle":
 + 
 +__Saturday 23rd January__: It was a most welcome relief to escape Sydney'unbearable heat and humidity by flying to beautifully cool Hobart! It was quite a change of climate; from Sydney's quasi tropical 34° to Hobart's invigoratingly cool 22°! 
 Originally intending to fly out by Cessna that afternoon, we were forced to camp overnight at nearby Sorrell, as low cloud and drizzle grounded most domestic flights. Originally intending to fly out by Cessna that afternoon, we were forced to camp overnight at nearby Sorrell, as low cloud and drizzle grounded most domestic flights.
-Sunday 24th JanuaryWE awoke to another grey showery day. Thankfully, however, the pilot of our "TasAir" plane decided to take off regardless, and we experienced a somewhat bumpy flight to land around noon on Cox Bight beach, in the vicinity of South West Cape. + 
-From this starting point, the party of seven - Ian Wolfe (leader), member Bob KIng, myself, plus four non-members, Grahame, Marie-Anne, Martin and Paul - shouldered our very heavy packs and our walk of the "South Coast Walking Track" started in earnest. A fairly short afternoon walk through mostly buttongrass saw us reaching Louisa River, our campsite on that first night. +__Sunday 24th January__We awoke to another grey showery day. Thankfully, however, the pilot of our "TasAir" plane decided to take off regardless, and we experienced a somewhat bumpy flight to land around noon on Cox Bight beach, in the vicinity of South West Cape. 
-Monday 25th January: We emerged from our tents to face another wet and cool day. The day's walk was the hardest of the whole trip, involving a very steep and exposed climb up and down the Ironbound Range. On the tops we were greeted by very muddy conditions and difficult walking in cold, windy, wet weather with a mist reducing visibility. We were very glad when the sun appeared in the late afternoon, enjoying a refreshing swim to wash off mud-soiled clothes and bodies at our pleasant campsite at Deadmans Bay. + 
-Tuesday 26th JanuaryANother bleak, cool showery day! We waded for three hours along the east shore of New River Lagoon to reach our sodden campsite below Precipitous Bluff, our next goal. Cooking and eating was done after pitching flies to keep us reasonably dry whilst in camp. +From this starting point, the party of seven - Ian Wolfe (leader), member Bob King, myself, plus four non-members, Grahame, Marie-Anne, Martin and Paul - shouldered our very heavy packs and our walk of the "South Coast Walking Track" started in earnest. A fairly short afternoon walk through mostly buttongrass saw us reaching Louisa River, our campsite on that first night. 
-Wednesday 27th January: After perusing the early morning mist and cloud shrouded mountains our leader decided to abort the proposed climb up the Bluff. We therefore set off to return along the Lagoon shore to rejoin the main walking track. However, by mid morning, the sun emerged, affording us tantalising rear-view glimpses of the majestic Precipitous Bluff.+ 
 +__Monday 25th January__: We emerged from our tents to face another wet and cool day. The day's walk was the hardest of the whole trip, involving a very steep and exposed climb up and down the Ironbound Range. On the tops we were greeted by very muddy conditions and difficult walking in cold, windy, wet weather with a mist reducing visibility. We were very glad when the sun appeared in the late afternoon, enjoying a refreshing swim to wash off mud-soiled clothes and bodies at our pleasant campsite at Deadmans Bay. 
 + 
 +__Tuesday 26th January__Another bleak, cool showery day! We waded for three hours along the east shore of New River Lagoon to reach our sodden campsite below Precipitous Bluff, our next goal. Cooking and eating was done after pitching flies to keep us reasonably dry whilst in camp. 
 + 
 +__Wednesday 27th January__: After perusing the early morning mist and cloud shrouded mountains our leader decided to abort the proposed climb up the Bluff. We therefore set off to return along the Lagoon shore to rejoin the main walking track. However, by mid morning, the sun emerged, affording us tantalising rear-view glimpses of the majestic Precipitous Bluff. 
 This day we enjoyed beautiful beach walking along deserted beaches, diverting inland to avoid the headlands. Whilst walking on the inland heath we encountered some leeches and biting flies. This day we enjoyed beautiful beach walking along deserted beaches, diverting inland to avoid the headlands. Whilst walking on the inland heath we encountered some leeches and biting flies.
 +
 Tonight's campdite was the most beautiful and best of the whole trip, at Osmiridium Beach. We enjoyed excellent swimming in the bracing and wonderfully clean surf before settling down to dinner and bed. Tonight's campdite was the most beautiful and best of the whole trip, at Osmiridium Beach. We enjoyed excellent swimming in the bracing and wonderfully clean surf before settling down to dinner and bed.
-Thursday 28th January: A beautiful sparkling sunny clear day after a cold, clear, moonlit night greeted us this morning. A burning hot, pitiless sun bore down on us all day making + 
-for tiring walking in some muddy spots and quite steep climbs around headlands. Very annoying biting blowflies were out in full force, as is usual on hot sunny days.+__Thursday 28th January__: A beautiful sparkling sunny clear day after a cold, clear, moonlit night greeted us this morning. A burning hot, pitiless sun bore down on us all day making for tiring walking in some muddy spots and quite steep climbs around headlands. Very annoying biting blowflies were out in full force, as is usual on hot sunny days. 
 A most welcome cool swim at Surprise Bay whetted our appetites for lunch which we enjoyed on the beach. A fairly short walk up and down a headland saw us emerge at Granite Beach, tonight's campsite. A most welcome cool swim at Surprise Bay whetted our appetites for lunch which we enjoyed on the beach. A fairly short walk up and down a headland saw us emerge at Granite Beach, tonight's campsite.
-Friday 29th January: Another warm and sunny morning, but haze and thin cloud in the afternoon was on today's weather agenda. Due to very still conditions and a lack of any breeze, the march flies were out again in full force.+ 
 +__Friday 29th January__: Another warm and sunny morning, but haze and thin cloud in the afternoon was on today's weather agenda. Due to very still conditions and a lack of any breeze, the march flies were out again in full force. 
 The party set out to explore towards South Cape but the attempt was abandoned due to impossibly thick and scratchy scrub. The party set out to explore towards South Cape but the attempt was abandoned due to impossibly thick and scratchy scrub.
-Saturday 30th January: An overnight cool change brought a cool, cloudy and rainy day. We trudged on in unpleasant, muddy, leech-infested conditions for about five hours, to arrive at + 
-May 1988 The Sydney Bushwalker Page 9 +__Saturday 30th January__: An overnight cool change brought a cool, cloudy and rainy day. We trudged on in unpleasant, muddy, leech-infested conditions for about five hours, to arrive at South Cape Rivulet, the night's camp. There was to be seen lots of beautifully scented flowering Leatherwood trees along this section of the track. Tassie's famous honey is made by bees feeding on these flowers. 
-South Cape Rivulet, the night's camp. There was to be seen lots of beautifully scented flowering Leatherwood trees along this section of the track. lassie's famous honey is made by bees feeding on these flowers.+
 Around dusk, we were very lucky to see a small Platypus swimming along the creek near our campsite! Around dusk, we were very lucky to see a small Platypus swimming along the creek near our campsite!
-Sunday 3Ist January: Another bleak, cold, grey wintry, windy and showery day greeted us as we emerged from our tents. We took it easy today as the day's walk only involved about a three hour walk east of last night's campsite. + 
-Monday 1st February: Our last day was another partly cloudy, cool day, with no rain, thankfully! We emerged back to civilisation at a small hamlet known as "Cockle Creek", bear Catamaran. This is the southernmost settlement in Tasmania. A special "bushwalkers' bus" took us back to Hobart. A lunch stop was made at Dover, where we "pigged out" on delicious fresh bread, fresh fruit and other delicacies we had done without during our long walking trip.+__Sunday 31st January__: Another bleak, cold, grey wintry, windy and showery day greeted us as we emerged from our tents. We took it easy today as the day's walk only involved about a three hour walk east of last night's campsite. 
 + 
 +__Monday 1st February__: Our last day was another partly cloudy, cool day, with no rain, thankfully! We emerged back to civilisation at a small hamlet known as "Cockle Creek", near Catamaran. This is the southernmost settlement in Tasmania. A special "bushwalkers' bus" took us back to Hobart. A lunch stop was made at Dover, where we "pigged out" on delicious fresh bread, fresh fruit and other delicacies we had done without during our long walking trip. 
 A most welcome hot shower and bed greeted us at Hobart Youth Hostel, and that night we dined in style on huge platefuls of steaks, schnitzels and "crayfish" (lobster) at Hobart's "Black Buffalo" Restaurant. A most welcome hot shower and bed greeted us at Hobart Youth Hostel, and that night we dined in style on huge platefuls of steaks, schnitzels and "crayfish" (lobster) at Hobart's "Black Buffalo" Restaurant.
 +
 The following day we caught a coach along the Lyell Highway to commence a four day walk up to Frenchman's Cap, starting at a point around 20 km west of Derwent Bridge and returning to the highway four days later near Victoria Pass. The following day we caught a coach along the Lyell Highway to commence a four day walk up to Frenchman's Cap, starting at a point around 20 km west of Derwent Bridge and returning to the highway four days later near Victoria Pass.
 +
 All in all, two most enjoyable walks, highly recommended for beautiful scenery and interesting landscapes. All in all, two most enjoyable walks, highly recommended for beautiful scenery and interesting landscapes.
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