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 Christmas tide goodwill was in the air, and the December meeting was a fairly subdued one; perhaps, too, there was something of an air that the Bendethera project had been stalemated, but was not completely written off, which left this admirable cause of debate in suspension. Christmas tide goodwill was in the air, and the December meeting was a fairly subdued one; perhaps, too, there was something of an air that the Bendethera project had been stalemated, but was not completely written off, which left this admirable cause of debate in suspension.
  
-At all events, having got under weigh with a welcome to three new members, Rosemary Carruthers, Ann Foster and Alan Pyke, and having heard of two others (David Rostron andTom Hayllar) who were not on deck, we agreed with the minutes and Heather told us of our bid for Bendethera.+At all events, having got under weigh with a welcome to three new members, Rosemary Carruthers, Ann Foster and Alan Pyke,and having heard of two others (David Rostron and Tom Hayllar) who were not on deck, we agreed with the minutes and Heather told us of our bid for Bendethera.
  
-There had been promises of financial aid which allowed us to stretch our top bid to 2,200. Initially our delegates saw Mr. Rankin, but could not persuade him to withdraw the 800 acre homestead block from the auction. It appeared thatin addition to the 1,200 acres freehold on the Deua control of this area gave access to another 3,000 acres of permissive occupancy.+There had been promises of financial aid which allowed us to stretch our top bid to 2,200. Initially our delegates saw Mr. Rankin, but could not persuade him to withdraw the 800 acre homestead block from the auction. It appeared that in addition to the 1,200 acres freehold on the Deua control of this area gave access to another 3,000 acres of permissive occupancy.
  
-At the Auction:Bill Burke was our representative. One of the other contenders withdrew at 1850 and the other opposition continued to go up by 50 bids until our ceiling was passed and the property went to him at 2,250. Heather continued that we were still hoping to do some good with the new owners as a private transaction and we were asking permission for camping parties to go there over the ChristmasNew Year period.+At the auction Bill Burke was our representative. One of the other contenders withdrew at 1,850 and the other opposition continued to go up by 50 bids until our ceiling was passed and the property went to him at 2,250. Heather continued that we were still hoping to do some good with the new owners as a private transaction and we were asking permission for camping parties to go there over the ChristmasNew Year period.
  
 Correspondence contained an offer of monetary aid with Bendethera from the Newcastle Technical College and University Walkers, and Mr. Tony Carlon's acceptance of our proposal of honorary membership. Mr. Carlon said we were most estimable people (which we already know, of course, although we don't always say so). Correspondence contained an offer of monetary aid with Bendethera from the Newcastle Technical College and University Walkers, and Mr. Tony Carlon's acceptance of our proposal of honorary membership. Mr. Carlon said we were most estimable people (which we already know, of course, although we don't always say so).
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 astonishment, admiration, or curiosity in bovine minds like theirs. They just say "So What?" "I could do it too, if I know how." astonishment, admiration, or curiosity in bovine minds like theirs. They just say "So What?" "I could do it too, if I know how."
  
-By about 6 o'clock the boredom grew really bad, and Snow and Geoff and I went outside and put on our skis. We decided to ski over Lake Albina to the edge of the cirque, and have a Captain Cook down Lady Northcote's Canyon. It was late, so we couldn't go much further, especially as Ian was already cooking the tea. Lady Northcote's locked fabulous, a great snow chute running down the Western Scarp to the forest below. "I might just go down a little way to see what its like" I said. But once started it was too fabulous to stop, and we ricocheted from side to side of the Canyon down and down to below the junction of Little Austria. It was a long climb out, and by the time we regained the hut Ian had cooked the tea; and had a mighty bowl of soup waiting for us. Over tea, and after, we planned the next days itinery; we were going to do as many of these fabulous western scarp runs as possible; Ian thought we should get up at 3 am to take advantage of first light and hard snow.+By about 6 o'clock the boredom grew really bad, and Snow and Geoff and I went outside and put on our skis. We decided to ski over Lake Albina to the edge of the cirque, and have a Captain Cook down Lady Northcote's Canyon. It was late, so we couldn't go much further, especially as Ian was already cooking the tea. Lady Northcote's locked fabulous, a great snow chute running down the Western Scarp to the forest below. "I might just go down a little way to see what its like" I said. But once started it was too fabulous to stop, and we ricocheted from side to side of the Canyon down and down to below the junction of Little Austria. It was a long climb out, and by the time we regained the hut Ian had cooked the tea; and had a mighty bowl of soup waiting for us. Over tea, and after, we planned the next days itinerary; we were going to do as many of these fabulous western scarp runs as possible; Ian thought we should get up at 3 am to take advantage of first light and hard snow.
  
 Clearly this was absurd. It was 10 o'clock before we hit the sacks, and no man can survive on five hour's sleep. About midnight a weather change arrived, enveloping the hut in howling wind, drizzle, and cloud. But despite this, like a mechanistic zombie, Ian Wood got up and began cooking breakfast at three. I pulled deeper into my sleeping bag in despair. But then I detected. from the conversation, some lack of resolve, even in Ian, and, relief relief, I heard their thick skulls slowly realise that even if it were possible to ski, there would be no frost, and thus no point in getting out before sparrow chirp. They all went back into their fleabags, and the hut was quiet and sane again. Clearly this was absurd. It was 10 o'clock before we hit the sacks, and no man can survive on five hour's sleep. About midnight a weather change arrived, enveloping the hut in howling wind, drizzle, and cloud. But despite this, like a mechanistic zombie, Ian Wood got up and began cooking breakfast at three. I pulled deeper into my sleeping bag in despair. But then I detected. from the conversation, some lack of resolve, even in Ian, and, relief relief, I heard their thick skulls slowly realise that even if it were possible to ski, there would be no frost, and thus no point in getting out before sparrow chirp. They all went back into their fleabags, and the hut was quiet and sane again.
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 Don Finch. Don Finch.
  
-The long plod along Narrowneck started about 9 p m. friday night; by midnight we were at the cave just below Clear Hill. After some grizzling and groaning at the leader, everyone was asleep in the dusty cave.+The long plod along Narrowneck started about 9 p m. Friday night; by midnight we were at the cave just below Clear Hill. After some grizzling and groaning at the leader, everyone was asleep in the dusty cave.
  
 At 5 a m. Saturday morning members began to rise and cook breakfast without water. The party, consisting of prospectives Ron Doolan, Terry Norris and Graham O'Keefe, and members Terry Cutting and At 5 a m. Saturday morning members began to rise and cook breakfast without water. The party, consisting of prospectives Ron Doolan, Terry Norris and Graham O'Keefe, and members Terry Cutting and
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 Go to your local sports store and purchase 300 of light nylon fishing line, together with 300 1ounce lead sinkers. In your workshop, attach the sinkers to the line at accurate 1 foot intervals. It is now necessary to obtain a spring scales weighing from 0 to 300 ounces; one of these can be found lying around most homes. One end of the line, with sinkers, must be attached to the scales. Go to your local sports store and purchase 300 of light nylon fishing line, together with 300 1ounce lead sinkers. In your workshop, attach the sinkers to the line at accurate 1 foot intervals. It is now necessary to obtain a spring scales weighing from 0 to 300 ounces; one of these can be found lying around most homes. One end of the line, with sinkers, must be attached to the scales.
  
-In using the height meter 1-7 --4 +In using the height meter the scales should be held firmly in one hand, and the line thrown over the falls with the other. The scales will measure the number of freely hanging sinkers. It is only necessary to add 20%:for reasonable exaggeration, and the height of the falls has been determined. 
-the scales should be held firmly A, in one hand, and the line thrown +
- over the falls with the other. The Thr 4 , +
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-scales +
-freely hanging sinkers. It is only +
-, will register the number of i +
-necessary to add 24v: for reasonable 4 i +
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-exaggeration, and the height of the 4 0 i +
-falls has been determined. 4 Ti: i +
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-Correct Method of Using Height Meter. +
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 **Make Your Own Canyon Lilo** **Make Your Own Canyon Lilo**
  
-Since the discovery of Clatterteeth Canyon and the Venice section of the Wollongambe by Ross Wbssiborn and party, lazy lilopaddling trips have been all the rage. But the usual air mattress is expensive and easily punctured by snags and gravel; the handiman of average ability can build a sturdier and cheaper mattress himself+Since the discovery of Clatterteeth Canyon and the Venice section of the Wollongambe by Ross Wossiborn and party, lazy lilo paddling trips have been all the rage. But the usual air mattress is expensive and easily punctured by snags and gravel; the handyman of average ability can build a sturdier and cheaper mattress himself.
-Go to your local fire station and ask for soce odd lengths of old canvas fire hose. Now go to your tyre repair man and ask for an old valve, and a dipperfull of rubber solution. Next cut out 4 or 5 +
-10., The Sydney Bushwaiker January, 1965 +
-good 6t lengths from the otherwise mouldy fire hose, and layin{, and temporarily binding these side by side in the form of a mattress, cement them together by generously dousing them in rubber solution. Further sections of lose should now be split so that they can be cemented onto, and thus seal, the ends of the mattress, but before this is done the sections of fire hose must be interconnected by carefully putting one's hand in one end of each hose and passing +
-a skewer through the cemented section into the next hose. Similarly a valve must be inserted and cemented into one of the outer sections. The wonderful world of Clatterteeth Canyon and the Wollongambe is now yours. +
-. Turn misfortune into good fortune  +
-make your own Canyon Fongoo.  +
-Walkers who have not come home from a canyon trip and found their canyon bag a minature ocernIalive with floating prunes, Deb potato, Cadbury's chocolate, and black sausage, must be extremely rare probably they would be of that type who claim their bags never leak. Most walkers admit that their bags leak and simply empty tlae flotsam into the hen house. Yet there is no need for this waste; properly treated, the contents of the average canyon bag make an excellent base for canyon Fongoo.+
  
-Here is the methodFirst bear in mind thatespecially if sudden pudding forms part of the matrixlmost of the flavour and nutrient will be in the waterThis therefore must not be wasted; the whole contents of the canyon bag should be carefully emptied into a 5 gallon preserving pan and evaporated over a gentle flame until it is reduced to a thick syrup. Usually this syrup will already contain a wealth of subtle flavours, but, if desired, beer and oil of cloves can now be added. After further evaporation sufficient good quality cheese should be melted in to completely absorb the syrupIt is good idea also to melt in a small quantity of clean white parrafin w-ax at this time; this will greatly improve the solidity and water repellance of the Fongoo.+Go to your local fire station and ask for some odd lengths of old canvas fire hoseNow go to your tyre repair man and ask for an old valveand a dipper full of rubber solution. Next cut out 4 or 5 good 6ft lengths from the otherwise mouldy fire hose, and laying, and temporarily binding these side by side in the form of a mattress, cement them together by generously dousing them in rubber solutionFurther sections of hose should now be split so that they can be cemented onto and thus seal the ends of the mattress, but before this is done the sections of fire hose must be interconnected by carefully putting one's hand in one end of each hose and passing a skewer through the cemented section into the next hoseSimilarly valve must be inserted and cemented into one of the outer sections. The wonderful world of Clatterteeth Canyon and the Wollongambe is now yours.
  
-After pouring into moulds and allowing to set, the Fongoo should be sawn into blocks of a suitable size. Small wafers make excellent party goodies; you need take only one large block on your next canyon trip to have a durable, completely balanced, and completely waterproof ration.+**Turn misfortune into good fortune - make your own Canyon Fongoo.** 
  
 +Walkers who have not come home from a canyon trip and found their canyon bag a minature ocean alive with floating prunes, Deb potato, Cadbury's chocolate, and black sausage, must be extremely rare probably they would be of that type who claim their bags never leak. Most walkers admit that their bags leak and simply empty the flotsam into the hen house. Yet there is no need for this waste; properly treated, the contents of the average canyon bag make an excellent base for canyon Fongoo.
 +
 +Here is the method. First bear in mind that, especially if sudden pudding forms part of the materials and most of the flavour and nutrient will be in the water. This therefore must not be wasted; the whole contents of the canyon bag should be carefully emptied into a 5 gallon preserving pan and evaporated over a gentle flame until it is reduced to a thick syrup. Usually this syrup will already contain a wealth of subtle flavours, but if desired, beer and oil of cloves can now be added. After further evaporation sufficient good quality cheese should be melted in to completely absorb the syrup. It is a good idea also to melt in a small quantity of clean white parrafin wax at this time; this will greatly improve the solidity and water-repellance of the Fongoo.
 +
 +After pouring into moulds and allowing to set, the Fongoo should be sawn into blocks of a suitable size. Small wafers make excellent party goodies; you need take only one large block on your next canyon trip to have a durable, completely balanced, and completely waterproof ration.
  
 ====== Tuross River ====== ====== Tuross River ======
  
- Ross Wyborn. +Ross Wyborn 
-There were 6 definite starters for a trip over Christmas but + 
-we had no trip. Mick Elfidk suggested the Tuross River and that sounded 0.K., but where was it? Duncan gave a graphic description of its location +There were 6 definite starters for a trip over Christmas but we had no trip. Mick Elfick suggested the Tuross River and that sounded 0.K., but where was it? Duncan gave a graphic description of its location 
-"South of Sydney and east of Cooma". So with this precise information we planned a trip. Mick Elfick was to send us a map but we didn't get it until the day before we left. Meanwhile I collected some information from Paddy and saw the leader of the last party down the river who was 6 days overdue. Dy this time I had envisaged a really rough trip. +"South of Sydney and east of Cooma". So with this precise information we planned a trip. Mick Elfick was to send us a map but we didn't get it until the day before we left. Meanwhile I collected some information from Paddy and saw the leader of the last party down the river who was 6 days overdue. By this time I had envisaged a really rough trip. 
-Kerry Hore, Jerry Sinzig and I went down in Duncan's car, and met Bill Ketas and Don Finch on Christmas morning near the Bodalla Cheese works. While we were waiting for Bill, Duncan who can't sleep in normal places had a nap on the floor of his car with the clutch in his face. From Bodalla + 
-we drove via "Never Chunder" (Nerrigundah) to Belowra Station,which we reached about 11.00 a m, +Kerry Hore, Jerry Sinzig and I went down in Duncan's car, and met Bill Ketas and Don Finch on Christmas morning near the Bodalla Cheese works. While we were waiting for Bill, Duncan who can't sleep in normal places had a nap on the floor of his car with the clutch in his face. From Bodalla we drove via "Never Chunder" (Nerrigundah) to Belowra Station, which we reached about 11.00 a m
-After getting some information from a farmer we set off up the fire trail to Wad*.billiga. This fire trail wund slowly up the mountains and over the hills then dropped to the Wadbilliga River. After a late lunch we headed up the river. This was pleasant scenery with sun on the grassy flats and mist shrouding the mountains which rose abruptly from the valley sides. Meanwhile it began to dawn on members of the party that I wasn't kidding earlier when I told,them it was 28 miles to Tuross Falls where we planned to reach that night. Duncan grabbed hold of the map and started adding up miles. All seemed hopeless with 20 miles to go in the few remaining hours of daylight. + 
-Twenty minutes later the party was lazing in a camp site alongside the Wadbilliga River with all sorts of plans for a lazy retreat. Jerry was the only one Who showed any enthusiasm about going onwards, but after loafing for a while some of the others felt they could give it a go. After a long argument about the state of the party, the distance to goand the nature of the country, it was decided that we would get up early in the morning and -hottailit to the Tuross River. +After getting some information from a farmer we set off up the fire trail to Wadbilliga. This fire trail wound slowly up the mountains and over the hills then dropped to the Wadbilliga River. After a late lunch we headed up the river. This was pleasant scenery with sun on the grassy flats and mist shrouding the mountains which rose abruptly from the valley sides. Meanwhile it began to dawn on members of the party that I wasn't kidding earlier when I told them it was 28 miles to Tuross Falls where we planned to reach that night. Duncan grabbed hold of the map and started adding up miles. All seemed hopeless with 20 miles to go in the few remaining hours of daylight. 
-In the morning they seemed to have changed their minds, but after they were pulled out of bed we were soon on our way up the fire trail. The climb out of the Wadbilliga Valley was long and drawn out but eventually we bashed across the tops in appalling heat to reach "Tuross" homestead. + 
-Here, at a farm house, we asked the way to Tuross Falls. The farmers wife and daughter were very friendly, asked us in for a drink, and +Twenty minutes later the party was lazing in a camp site alongside the Wadbilliga River with all sorts of plans for a lazy retreat. Jerry was the only one who showed any enthusiasm about going onwards, but after loafing for a while some of the others felt they could give it a go. After a long argument about the state of the party, the distance to go and the nature of the country, it was decided that we would get up early in the morning and hot tail it to the Tuross River. 
-12. The Sydney Bushwaiker January, 1964. + 
- owlommaimm...smnramW  +In the morning they seemed to have changed their minds, but after they were pulled out of bed we were soon on our way up the fire trail. The climb out of the Wadbilliga Valley was long and drawn out but eventually we bashed across the tops in appalling heat to reach "Tuross" homestead. Here, at a farm house, we asked the way to Tuross Falls. The farmers wife and daughter were very friendly, asked us in for a drink, and 
-gave us some information, but when the farmer returned he wasn't too happy, and told us that we would never be able to get to the falls) let alone get down the river which was according to him impenetrable. We +gave us some information, but when the farmer returned he wasn't too happy, and told us that we would never be able to get to the falls) let alone get down the river which was according to him impenetrable.  
-made quick time over the flat open country to the falls, but hit the river + 
-too far upstream, and had to skirt around the upper canyon to get down to +We made quick time over the flat open country to the falls, but hit the river too far upstream, and had to skirt around the upper canyon to get down to the river just in front of the falls. The falls are about 160 feet high and looked impressive from the peninsula in front of them. We got down here easily and started down the river. The river drops very steeply here but the going is quite good amongst the large boulders. 
-the river just in front of the falls. The falls are about 160 feet high and +We camped at the first corner in the river on a flat rock. Again bods had the map out, calculating how far we had come, and how far we had to go. We had only done 1 mile in the hour and at that rate it looked as if we would be overdue. 
-looked impressive from the peninsula in front of them. + 
-We got down here easily and started down the river. The river drops +Next day we got an early start. The gorge was interesting, and we had some short swims which might have been avoided, but it would have taken longer to climb around. The walls of the gorge opened out after
-very steeply here but the going is quite good amongst the large boulders. +
-We camped at the first corner in the river on a flat rock. Again boas had the map out, calculating how far we had come, and how far we had to go. We had only done 1 mile in the hour and at that rate it looked as if +
-we would-be overdue. +
-Next day we got an early start. The gorge was interesting, and +
-we had some short swims which might have been avoided, but it w,uld have taken longer to climb around. The walls of the gorge opened out after+
 about 3 miles but the going was still slow. We had lunch by a good swimming pool where a side creek flowed in over a small waterfall. about 3 miles but the going was still slow. We had lunch by a good swimming pool where a side creek flowed in over a small waterfall.
 +
 After lunch the river became much easier and were soon bashing up a good average along the grassy river flats, Here there were perfect camp sites everywhere and an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies, lizards and snakes. We saw a 6 foot goanna on a tree on one flat and some ducks in the river in another place. It now looked as if we were going to get back early, so we camped and had a swim. After lunch the river became much easier and were soon bashing up a good average along the grassy river flats, Here there were perfect camp sites everywhere and an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies, lizards and snakes. We saw a 6 foot goanna on a tree on one flat and some ducks in the river in another place. It now looked as if we were going to get back early, so we camped and had a swim.
-Next morning after fighting off the flies, we set off once more, cutting off all the big loops in the river, until we climbed10000 foot mountain alongside a straight stretch of the river by mistake. Further downstream the great mountaineer, Duncan could not get down a small bluff until Kerry showed him how to do it. + 
-We reached the cars at lunch time and Duncan put on his ski goggles +Next morning after fighting off the flies, we set off once more, cutting off all the big loops in the river, until we climbed a 1000 foot mountain alongside a straight stretch of the river by mistake. Further downstream the great mountaineer, Duncan could not get down a small bluff until Kerry showed him how to do it. 
-and Russian fur hat and drove home. The place seemed to be alive with S.B.W.'s; we saw the Elficks along the road, and the Grays at Noma. So if your la)oking for some good new country, the Tuross River is woth a visit. + 
-./...asimamaailim +We reached the cars at lunch time and Duncan put on his ski goggles and Russian fur hat and drove home. The place seemed to be alive with S.B.W.'s; we saw the Elficks along the road, and the Grays at Nowra. So if your looking for some good new country, the Tuross River is worth a visit. 
-COMING JANUARY WALKS.+ 
 + 
 +====== Coming January Walks ====== 
 + 
 15-16-17. Cascading down granite section of Cox Bob Duncan. 15-16-17. Cascading down granite section of Cox Bob Duncan.
-22-23-24. Instructional Garth Coulter. + 
-Rudolph Cup on the Nattai. Bring your own Lilo or tub Dave Balmer. +22-23-24. Instructional Garth Coulter. Rudolph Cup on the Nattai. Bring your own Lilo or tub Dave Balmer. 
-29-30-31-1. Mumbedah Creek Whalania Chasm Jerry Sinzig. Bungonia Falls Barbers Creek Alan Round. + 
-13. +29-30-31-1. Mumbedah Creek Whalania Chasm Jerry Sinzig. Bungonia Falls Barbers Creek Alan Round. 
-SOMETHING WORTH 1THILE/+ 
    
-Every walker knows you learn something from every walk, and after some years accumulate knowledge, know how and experience. 
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-14. The Sydney Dushwalker January, 1965, +
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