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 +=====Paddy Made.=====
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 +===Something Worthwhile!===
 +
 +As every walker knows you learn something from every trip and after some years accumulate knowledge, knowhow, experience.
 +
 +Of course, it's the same when it comes to equipment. Years of experience, practical application of knowledge gained results in something worthwhile.
 +
 +Paddymade walking gear is the product of such experience, and many walkers have found this equipment to be a reliable friend for years of camping and walkihg. You know when you buy Paddymade gear you have something worthwhile.
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 +Paddy Pallin Pty Limited.
 +
 +109a Bathurst Street, Sydney. N.S.W. Phone 262695.
  
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-SOMETHING dORTHWHILE! 
-As every walker knows you learn something from every trip and after some years accumulate knowledge i knowhow, experience. 
-of course 
-It's the same when it comes 
-to equipment. Years of experiaLce, practical application of knowledge gained results in something worthwhile. 
-Paddymade waline gear is t,h6., product of such experience, and many -walkers have found this equipment to be a reliable friend for years of camping and wlkihg. You know when you buy Paddymade gear you have soethinL .worthwhile. 
-PADDY PALLIN PTY 
-109a Bathurst Street, Sydney. N.S.W. 
-Phone 262695. 
-P DDY P LLIN 
 Lightweight Camp Gear Lightweight Camp Gear
-1st Hoer, 109A Bathurst Street, SONY 
-6,2685 
-4ierkiNA,"e: '117,M 
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-441.4. + 
-+=====The February Meetings.===== 
-+
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-March 1969 The Sydney.Bushualker +
-TEE FEBRUARY MEETINGS+
 Jim Brown Jim Brown
-February was blessed (or cursed, depending on your pant of view) by two meetings - the normal monthly session on 12th and the Era Fund Extraordinary on 196h. 
-.1 
-With President Frank Rigby abroad on the slopes of Mt: kenya, Vice President Phil. Bult took the chair for the normal General Meeting, and welcomed new members, Karenza Warren, ilary. 
-Davidson, Raymona Hookway, and a little later, Fay Smith, and Alan Taylor. 
- Since minutes evoked nothing of consequence we ran on into the correspondence which after a deathly silence of several years, had no less than two suggestions about the use of the Era Fund - 
-one from Dot. Butler uhich was the raison d'etre of the Extraordinary Keeting, and a proposal from Margaret Child that we may consider 
-donating the money towards a proposed National Park in the Dubbo area. 
-The Treasurer said our hank balance in the normal trading account stood at $656 at the close of the Club's year (31.1.69) and the Walks Secretary reported what must have been an abnormally active ,January. Eight people went down Kanangra Gorge on Roger Cowing's walk of 10-12 January, and 4 were present on Spiro 7.(eta's Gaiong Creek walk, while Jim Calloway's lengthy day walk along the Earley section of the coast started with 10 and dwindled to 5. 
-On the next weekend David Cotton had 5 at Blue Gum, and no less than 13 tackled Alan Pike's Lrethusa Canyon jaunt. An unspecified number were on Bob Yomger's Woronora River day walk. Australia Day weekend saw 25 at Pretty Beach (they ware coming and going all -ueekend, said the report) while Barry Pacey changed his Macarthur's Flat walk to Haitland Bay (on account of bushf ire damage) and had 7 people, Kevin Ellis lead 19 people on a Kowmung River jaunt which vas somewhat late returning, and Meryl Watman had 14 on a day trip to Era. 
-In social comment Barry Pacey said there were vcry few entrants in the slide competition, which was deferred for six months. 
-Federation aeport included mention of a commendatory 
-letter from the Police Commissioner concerning the Walkers' aid 
-in a bush search for a child misging at Lawson & R are 
-equipping a shed for the storage of gear, and the Colong Committee was res,orted to be active. It is proposed to marl-. Starlight's Track to the Nattax again. SB17m.ember, Phil liall was appointed delegate to the Native Conservation Council: and it had been decided it to pursue at this stage the edict that permits 
-The Sydney Bushwalker March 1969 
-should be obtained befOre camping in Royal National Park. 
  
-As convenor of the ReunionCommittee,BobYounger sought a working party and also announced transport proposals for the eunion itself. +February was blessed (or cursed, depending on your point of view) by two meetings - the normal monthly session on 12th and the Era Fund Extraordinary on 19th. 
- Joan Rigby then presented theresults of some research into old Club ,minute books, and recommended the deltion of about 23 old resOlutions of continuing effectsome of which ware plainly ot*Ated,'or related to conditions in Club Rooms of bygone years, while others had been superseded by clearer or later decisions. No one consider& the old rules worth supporting and they were duly eltpunged+ 
-Will gave his usual and useful guide to new maps coming available and to tracks and access matters, i-cluding references to several little known passes through the Illawarra scrap around Coal Cliff ana Scarborough and this put paid to February's normal doings. +With President Frank Rigby abroad on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, Vice President Phil Butt took the chair for the normal General Meeting, and welcomed new members, Karenza Warren, Mary Davidson, Raymona Hookway, and a little later, Fay Smith, and Alan Taylor. 
-The  Extraoninazz + 
-This as summorsed to decide whether the walkers, after all these rears, wanted to expend the Era Funds:on the purchase of a piece of land on the Kangaroo River, south,c3ide; some four miles dovrnstream from Hampton Susnension Bridge. The vote, even on the massive 3/4 majority basis, was for devotion of the Era Fund to this propsect, and if that's all you need to know, read no further. +Since minutes evoked nothing of consequence we ran on into the correspondence which after a deathly silence of several years, had no less than two suggestions about the use of the Era Fund - one from Dot. Butler which was the raison d'etre of the Extraordinary Meeting, and a proposal from Margaret Child that we may consider donating the money towards a proposed National Park in the Dubbo area. 
-A brief hEtory of how the Era fund came into being was made, in case any newer member may be in doubt then Dot nresented the case - 190 acres for sale, the Society of Friends eager to purchase, but not requiring the whole area and unlikely to be able to raise + 
-the purchase price of between $9,000 and $10,000. The area comprised four blocks of 4J0, 50, 60, and 40 acres respectively, and the Club was possibly interested in the 50 and 40 acre blocks. +The Treasurer said our bank balance in the normal trading account stood at $656 at the close of the Club's year (31.1.69) and the Walks Secretary reported what must have been an abnormally active January. Eight people went down Kanangra Gorge on Roger Gowing's walk of 10-12 January, and 4 were present on Spiro Keta's Galong Creek walk, while Jim Calloway's lengthy day walk along the Marley section of the coast started with 10 and dwindled to 5. 
-Dr. Dougal "ilicnean (Society of Friends) confirmed the situation, adding that the :"Ilakers would like rice quiet zeople like bushwalkers (!!!) as neighbours. Garth Coulter, as the Water Conservation + 
-expert, indicated that the projects to dam the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers could flood a small riverside section of the block, but it was unlikely that an access would be obstructed. +On the next weekend David Cotton had 5 at Blue Gum, and no less than 13 tackled Alan Pike's Arethusa Canyon jaunt. An unspecified number were on Bob Younger's Woronora River day walk. Australia Day weekend saw 25 at Pretty Beach (they ware coming and going all weekend, said the report) while Barry Pacey changed his Macarthur's Flat walk to Maitland Bay (on account of bushfire damage) and had 7 people, Kevin Ellis lead 19 people on a Kowmung River jaunt which vas somewhat late returning, and Meryl Watman had 14 on a day trip to Era. 
-. + 
-It was then moved and carried that a Committee be formed to neogtiate and that the Era funds (-plus any additional amounts promised by Clubs or individuals) be available to it - carried, and Dot. Butler, Bill Burke, and Gordon :_Recirtond appointed. Also carried was the nroposal that if a puresase was completed the land be vested in the Club's trustees under terms similar to the original Era land - the critical words beinq, for camping by recreational +In social comment Barry Pacey said there were very few entrants in the slide competition, which was deferred for six months. 
-March V.,'69 The Sydney BushwalYer + 
-walkers and for the 'oraservation of flora and fauna'+Federation aeport included mention of a commendatory letter from the Police Commissioner concerning the Walkers' aid in a bush search for a child missing at Lawson; S & R are equipping a shed for the storage of gear, and the Colong Committee was reported to be active. It is proposed to mark Starlight's Track to the Nattai again. SBW member, Phil Hall was appointed delegate to the Native Conservation Council: and it had been decided not to pursue at this stage the edict that permits should be obtained before camping in Royal National Park. 
-Some discussion followed on the diversion to the project of + 
-Club funds at present in Commonwealt Bonds.Amazingly, considering that any General 1:eetinq, may decide on the usage of Club funds, either for purchase of equipment or outright donations, some people suggested that the extraordinary meeting should not deal with normal Club money, so no firm reoslution was carried. +As convenor of the Reunion Committee, Bob Younger sought a working party and also announced transport proposals for the Reunion itself. 
-However, at the close of t'ee meeting at 9.20 p.m it seemed reasonably certain that the Club could negotiate for the rurchase of at least one of the blocks. + 
-dd.1. I. I. LOA +Joan Rigby then presented the results of some research into old Club minute books, and recommended the deltion of about 23 old resolutions of continuing effectsome of which were plainly outdated, or related to conditions in Club Rooms of bygone years, while others had been superseded by clearer or later decisions. No one considered the old rules worth supporting and they were duly expunged
-THE KMMUNG + 
-nerion Lloyd +Wilf gave his usual and useful guide to new maps coming available and to tracks and access matters, including references to several little known passes through the Illawarra scarp around Coal Cliff and Scarborough and this put paid to February's normal doings. 
-Leader Ken Ellie + 
-On the Friday night we camped at the usual grassy +===The  Extraordinary.=== 
-sPot on the Tenangra Road just dorm past the hut. After the mob had been counted and all packs so :called waterproofed, we set + 
-off along the Kanangra Road for about a mile in search for the right firs trail. After a few stops and startsm.A turned off down the right one Ohiefi-tOok us for about three bumpy miles. +This as summonsed to decide whether the walkers, after all these years, wanted to expend the Era Funds on the purchase of a piece of land on the Kangaroo River, south-side, some four miles downstream from Hampton Suspension Bridge. The vote, even on the massive 3/4 majority basis, was for devotion of the Era Fund to this propsect, and if that's all you need to know, read no further. 
-We waned about a mile after we left the cars. We came onto the Boyd River after scrub bashing here and thereWe followed it down then skirted to the right and down the steep hill. We got -tack onto the river at 1,.orong Falls where we entered the Kormung. ,flere the party just disintegrated, there were 7,eople stretched out down the Kowmung and still coming doua the hill. The party did not completely unite until Sunday night. + 
-The ones ahead walked leisurely down the river, swimming +A brief history of how the Era fund came into being was made, in case any newer member may be in doubtthen Dot presented the case - 190 acres for sale, the Society of Friends eager to purchase, but not requiring the whole area and unlikely to be able to raise the purchase price of between $9,000 and $10,000. The area comprised four blocks of 410, 50, 60, and 40 acres respectively, and the Club was possibly interested in the 50 and 40 acre blocks. 
-in every pool so that the slower ones coula catch un. The weather wec ideal and ahead of us lay the beauty of the KoT.,Tmung (oronF Deep) with its huge pools connected by gentle cascades. + 
-At the end of our first lion? compulsory swim we decided to have lunch. After about an hour the others turned u-1. It was here that we discovered tat one nrospective could not swim, tr7o prospectives and two visitors who were told to wear sandshoes turned ul? in flimsy or incorrect shoes, and later paid for not heeding advice. Ken, foreseeing it was going to be a long trip for the slower ones, suneste?: that the ten of us should go ahead and wait at the cars, whilst Y.en and Roberlus six others, would follow on. +Dr. Dougal McLean (Society of Friends) confirmed the situation, adding that the Quakers would like nice quiet people like bushwalkers (!!!) as neighbours. Garth Coulter, as the Water Conservation expert, indicated that the projects to dam the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers could flood a small riverside section of the block, but it was unlikely that an access would be obstructed. 
-10 The Sydney Bushwaner "larch 1969 + 
-So we continued down the mighty 7.alTmung. I will never forget this spectacular country so beautiful in its rugged wildness, completely untouched and unscarred man. We saw it at a time when it was vuiet and neacaful because there had been little rain. It really must I': an angry and very treacherous river in full flood. I got a tremendous kie7, at slidiig and slippips down every cascade that looked safe enouEh, just a little bit more water and those cascades would be really thrnlino;+It was then moved and carried that a Committee be formed to neogtiate and that the Era funds (plus any additional amounts promised by Clubs or individuals) be available to it - carried, and Dot. Butler, Bill Burke, and Gordon Redmond appointed. Also carried was the proposal that if a purchase was completed the land be vested in the Club's trustees under terms similar to the original Era land - the critical words being "for camping by recreational walkers and for the Conservation of flora and fauna". 
-At one stage We CPV.C.1 to a sectizn where the river narrowed considerably into a waterfall of about twenty feet. There was a choice of jumpinp: into ea,e p-Dol 7..-.:e7L3t7 or lioing S difficult sidle to the loft of the waterfall. Everyone decided to jump except Anne, who decided it was safer co worl-, her way roun-1+ 
-Lfter about three aarters of a mile, including two very long compulsory exhiberating 5Fims, we came to a spectacular waterfall of about 150-200 feet. ;-Tero ue decided to cam to the left of these falls on an ,e_.tpan7Ave flat rocky outcrop. Everyone hunted around trvino. co find a comfortable rossic on the rock. Then make- +Some discussion followed on the diversion to the project of Club funds at present in Commonwealt Bonds. Amazingly, considering that any General Meeting may decide on the usage of Club funds, either for purchase of equipment or outright donations, some people suggested that the extraordinary meeting should not deal with normal Club money, so no firm reoslution was carried. However, at the close of the meeting at 9.20 p.m., it seemed reasonably certain that the Club could negotiate for the purchase of at least one of the blocks. 
-./ + 
-shift lines vent up. The packa were hung up in a line on one tree branch, and they -lust looked like bats before the setting sun. +---- 
-The other -)arty never tned up. Around the camp fire, in a romancing mood, everyone chi.Dned in on a highly sensational story that would be submitted to the maga2ine about wandering lost soulds, etc. The descriptiono out forth about our trek down the river were so extraordinary cat bcan to wonder 'whether I was still On the right trip, + 
-Ue bypassed the waterfall :7;shiming down a-tree to the left of it, then a cifile off the ledge and a jump on to the river bed. +=====The Kowmung.===== 
-The day passed like the day before. About -3.30 p.m. we beganlooking for the right ridge to get out of the river, 'and of course we picked the wrong ridge. T:Te had our last swim, filled upwatexbottles, and reluctantly left the + 
-Up Ghost'7.idge we ueat, which nearly three and a half thousand feet. Practically prmtrated I recovered on Ghost's mountain, appropriately named. Goddness knows ho 'rJ nnny souls of busiTqalhers it has claimed. Here a hearing was taken and the best route to be taken L7.iscc-,o3ee,. Than we walked and walked and walked through scrub swamp and even a lo7cly grassy gum forest. he nearly cried with joy when we stumbled back onto the fire trail. However, we had about another coup16:, of miles to go and arrived back at the cars about p.m. It took us five and a loalZ hours from the Kowmung and an additional three miles for taking the wrong ridge. +Marion Lloyd 
-By10 p.m. Ken's party had not arrived - we were quite convinced we would not be at work on Monday. We rationed enough food for + 
-I-larch 1969 The Sydney .71ashwa1her. +LeaderKen Ellis 
-breakfast, put out the fire, and went to bed. About 11 n.m. I heard a heavy clumo.cluAp, up the track. I went to investigate and there was aoger thumping do7,. the road leaning heavily on a staff, weighed down by four packs and a face.on.him like a thundercloud. Ken, carrying three packs, and party .turned up about ten minutes later. + 
-within seconds the camp came to life. The fire lit and billy boiling in record time, our rations passed around. +On the Friday night we camped at the usual grassy spot on the Kanangra Road just down past the hut. After the mob had been counted and all packs so called waterproofed, we set off along the Kanangra Road for about a mile in search for the right fire trail. After a few stops and starts we turned off down the right one which took us for about three bumpy miles. 
-Now that everyone had arrived Doss Hughes was allowed to go so John Campbell, P.oss, and myself, were first awe:'. But there was one hitch. The car uas nearly out of petrol. T-Te tried Eaunden, the dogs howled and the boys banged on every door _In the street but nobody stirred during the commotion. Tat Victoria, very sorry - couldn't help. Bell - dragged a pyam-clad figure from his bed, who gave us petrol mumbling all the time. light I add the tank needle was showing er.inty+ 
-Exhausted and filthy I flopped into bee about 3 p.m. and dreamed I was on the haunted Ghost's ridge, always goirr; up and up and horrible little creatures with forks nrodding me ever onwards. +We walked about a mile after we left the cars. We came onto the Boyd River after scrub bashing here and thereWe followed it down then skirted to the right and down the steep hill. We got back onto the river at Morong Falls where we entered the Kormung. Here the party just disintegrated, there were people stretched out down the Kowmung and still coming down the hill. The party did not completely unite until Sunday night. 
-Anybody interested in walleing -flosqua River-The Crosscut Saw-Et. Howitt area at aST71.7 - contact PAT TuaRISON + 
-251.670 (s), 39.5352. +The ones ahead walked leisurely down the river, swimming in every pool so that the slower ones could catch up. The weather was ideal and ahead of us lay the beauty of the Kowmung (Morong Deep) with its huge pools connected by gentle cascades. 
-.140 .1.. + 
-T--TE IRON BEDSTEAD +At the end of our first long compulsory swim we decided to have lunch. After about an hour the others turned up. It was here that we discovered that one prospective could not swim, two prospectives and two visitors who were told to wear sandshoes turned up in flimsy or incorrect shoes, and later paid for not heeding advice. Ken, foreseeing it was going to be a long trip for the slower ones, suggested that the ten of us should go ahead and wait at the cars, whilst Ken and Robertplus six others, would follow on. 
 + 
 +So we continued down the mighty Kowmung. I will never forget this spectacular country so beautiful in its rugged wildness, completely untouched and unscarred by man. We saw it at a time when it was quiet and peacaful because there had been little rain. It really must be an angry and very treacherous river in full flood. I got a tremendous kick at sliding and slipping down every cascade that looked safe enough, just a little bit more water and those cascades would be really thrilling. 
 + 
 +At one stage we came to a section where the river narrowed considerably into a waterfall of about twenty feet. There was a choice of jumping into the pool below or doing a difficult sidle to the left of the waterfall. Everyone decided to jump except Anne, who decided it was safer to work her way around
 + 
 +After about three quarters of a mile, including two very long compulsory exhilerating swims, we came to a spectacular waterfall of about 150-200 feet. Here we decided to camp to the left of these falls on an expansive flat rocky outcrop. Everyone hunted around trying to find a comfortable possie on the rock. Then makeshift lines went up. The packs were hung up in a line on one tree branch, and they just looked like bats before the setting sun. 
 + 
 +The other party never turned up. Around the camp fire, in a romancing mood, everyone chipped in on a highly sensational story that would be submitted to the magazine about wandering lost souls, etc. The descriptions put forth about our trek down the river were so extraordinary that began to wonder whether I was still on the right trip. 
 + 
 +We bypassed the waterfall by shimming down a tree to the left of it, then a sidle off the ledge and a jump on to the river bed. The day passed like the day before. About 3.30 p.m. we began looking for the right ridge to get out of the river, and of course we picked the wrong ridge. We had our last swim, filled up waterbottles, and reluctantly left the Kowmung. 
 + 
 +Up Ghost'Ridge we went, which is nearly three and a half thousand feet. Practically prostrated I recovered on Ghost's mountain, appropriately named. Goddness knows how many souls of bushwalkers it has claimed. Here a bearing was taken and the best route to be taken discussedThen we walked and walked and walked through scrub swamp and even a lo7cly grassy gum forest. We nearly cried with joy when we stumbled back onto the fire trail. However, we had about another couple of miles to go and arrived back at the cars about p.m. It took us five and a half hours from the Kowmung and an additional three miles for taking the wrong ridge. 
 + 
 +By 10 p.m. Ken's party had not arrived - we were quite convinced we would not be at work on Monday. We rationed enough food for breakfast, put out the fire, and went to bed. About 11 p.m. I heard a heavy clumpclump, up the track. I went to investigate and there was Roger thumping down the road leaning heavily on a staff, weighed down by four packs and a face on him like a thundercloud. Ken, carrying three packs, and party turned up about ten minutes later. 
 + 
 +Within seconds the camp came to life. The fire lit and billy boiling in record time, our rations passed around. Now that everyone had arrived Ross Hughes was allowed to go so John Campbell, Ross, and myself, were first away. But there was one hitch. The car uas nearly out of petrol. We tried Hampden, the dogs howled and the boys banged on every door in the street but nobody stirred during the commotion. Mt Victoria, very sorry - couldn't help. Bell - we dragged a pyjama-clad figure from his bed, who gave us petrol mumbling all the time. Might I add the tank needle was showing empty. 
 + 
 +Exhausted and filthy I flopped into bed about 3 p.m. and dreamed I was on the haunted Ghost's ridge, always going up and up and horrible little creatures with forks prodding me ever onwards. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Anybody interested in walking Howqua River - The Crosscut Saw - Mt. Howitt area at Easter - contact Pat Harrison 251.670 (B), 89.5352. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====The Iron Bedstead.===== 
 Pat Harrison Pat Harrison
-At first, there were three of us for this trip but as starting time approached one member began to worry about his sore finer and decided that he had better not go; so it was that good old dependable Jim Vatiliotis, who is no white ant, and myself, were the two that set out on the eve of th;.?Australia Day weekend last January. + 
-Ue ran into drizzling rain after Goulburn and it continued until eyond quennbeyanbdt near 'ache:Lego the rain had ceased and the clouds were breaking and there were a couple of rmbrageous pine trees alongside the road. ty this time it was also 1.0) a.m. on Saturday morning and we were very tired, so Jim curled up on +At first, there were three of us for this trip but as starting time approached one member began to worry about his sore finger and decided that he had better not go; so it was that good old dependable Jim Vatiliotis, who is no white ant, and myself, were the two that set out on the eve of the Australia Day weekend last January. 
-riI .S. + 
-+We ran into drizzling rain after Goulburn and it continued until beyond Queanbeyanbut near Michelago the rain had ceased and the clouds were breaking and there were a couple of umbrageous pine trees alongside the road. By this time it was also 1.00 a.m. on Saturday morning and we were very tired, so Jim curled up on the back seat of his VW while I rolled out under the pines. Jim says he slept - how do not know but certainly didn't sleep any longer than ten seconds at a time because of the frightful screaming of cars along the Canberra-Cooma road. 
-.:-/  + 
-..........----, +We were up and away fairly early (we were so tired by daylight that we __then__ could have slept despite the screaming of all the internal combustion engines in Christendom.) and about 9 a.m. hands were fumbling with the awkward lock on the gate across the Schlink Pass road at Munyangand by 10 a.m. we had parked the Beetle at the start of the Valentine Track and were on our way to a fine morning with snowdrifts lying on Dicky Cooper and the Grey Mare Range. 
--  + 
-, . . +When we reached the Valentine River crossing we caught up with three characters who were carrying great loads of gear (one of them had a pack frame that was almost as big as an iron bedstead - the steel from which the pack frame was made was about the same weight as a bedstead, too). Anotber character had a rifle and they were all unwilling to tell us who they wereAll we could learn was that they were looking for the gold mine. 
-'..; + 
-1":%.171' +In view of their unfriendly and secretive responses to our conversational endeavours, and also in view of their anti-conservation attitude (to wit, one rifle), we gave them a literal answer when they asked "Does this road go all the way to the gold mine (i.e. the Grey Mare Hut)?". We replied "Yes"but if they had been friendlier we could also have told them that the road was about four times as long as the way we were going. As a result we had been a couple of hours in the Grey Mare Hut havihg lunch and cups of tea when they arrived, completely wrecked. The bloke with the iron bedstead must have carried 80 lbs. - he wouldn't have made it the way we came, anyway. The scrub on the Rocky Plain River would have been too much for the iron bedstead. Howeversuffering is good for the soul and they were a chastened party by this time and more friendly and shook hands all round and volunteered their names. 
-*-..i r  . , ''N 1::. 1'  ..i:77-",,  :-.7---, .,, ,..-.- , ,,, ''.'..--'+ 
-+It had now begun to rain and the cosiness of the Grey Mare Hut tempted us to stay there, sitting in the easy chairs and looking out the door through the scudding drifts and across to Jagungal and the Main Divide, and swilling unending cups of teabut the influx of the goldminers made it too much like what we had fled from in city offices and we couldn'bear to be reminded here, in the quiet of the snug little hut, that our neighbours had brought their commercial instincts with then. 
-A. ... + 
-. . ... E.- ::-:;...t +And so, about 2 p.m., we set out in light rain for O'Keefe'Hut at the foor of Mount Jagungal. By the time we reached the Bogong Swamp the temperature had dropped and an icy torrent of wind and rain was [illegible]. Dargale and over the open plains into our faces and making it difficult even to keep upright. 
-1, I - , -   - ,...=..., --..-H ; ..- iz, I '...,,. i + 
-t ' i..: +Hands were numbed and clothing was sodden when we reached O'Keefe'Hut about 5.25 p.m. Two other chaps had arrived earlier and had taken shelter from the weather, cancelling their proposed walk to Round Mountain and World's End. They had a fire goingbut it was not big enough for our liking. This was their first camp trip and they were very mindful of such admonitions as "The bigger the fool, the bigger the fireand were somewhat appalled when I went out into the rain and brought in great logs and tossed them on the fire. 
-1.-'1_, ---.1. 1 - /. .'r ..---.... : .I.: 1 i'''''..-- 7' 3... ' -,..i7..f.:3 1::t "N z.1 !':: + 
-  . :-." ;,...: . i -,:. -::.I.., 1..1 +We had a good camp here. The rain pelted down all night and the wind howled and the snow gums made eerie noises as their branches scraped against the flapping roof and possums were dislodged from the whirling limbs and thumped on the roof, while all the time a rat gnawed contentedly in the ceiling and weary walkers slept like babes in front of the fire. This old hut could tell tales of wild weather and the stockmen who smoked their pipes there and wondered which would give out first - the bad weather or the tobacco. 
-L........... .. :,,,...,,, ,............. 4: Ii........ . 4,, .1- ....,., f . .. . I.J. ,....,-, i....:-.' + 
-... +Sunday morning was a miracle of blue sky, green snow grass, meadows splashed with flowers, and a bite in the morning air. A loafing breakfast, then we climed Jagungal from the gauging station. There were several large drifts of snow on the mountain, but the Snowy Mountains proper seemed to be covered with snow. From Jagungal we made a beeline across the Rocky Plain and Valentine River to Mawson Hut, arriving there at 2.25 p.m. for more cups of tea. Apart from a ramble up along the Kerries, the rest of the afternoon was spent on our spines on the green grass under the snow gums, gazing across the six miles of superb alpine scenery to Jagungal. 
-NEW, BIGGER SL.OWROOM FOR WALKING G.LJAR. + 
-"THE CANOE CENTRE", A COMPLETE DISPLAY CENTRE FOR "GEOFF BARKER" CANOES, KAYAkS AND ACCESSORIES. +The weather on Monday was again good and after cutting across the Kerries (whence we could bee snow-flecked Mount Bogong in Victoria) to the car, we drove up to Kosciusko and walked out to TownsendThere was plenty of snow or the Main Range. About 2.30 p.m. we began the long drive home
-/ HIhE YOUR FAIRY DOWN SLEEPING BAG, IIFRAME PACK OH TENT FROM OUR EQUIPMENT HIRE DEPARhilENT. + 
-/ USE OUR NEW, FREE LIBRARY SERVICE FOR WALKERS AfD +---- 
-And .just to make sure we are giVing you top service we open at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday mornings  you c4n park right in front so make MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT your first stop! + 
-165 Pacific Highway, North Sydney. +=====Mountain Equipment.===== 
-929-6504 + 
-Harch 1969 The Sydney Bushvalker 13 +  * Newbigger showroom for walking gear. 
-the back scat of hi S Vg while I rolle. out under the rdnes. Jim +  * "The Canoe Centre, a complete display centre for "Geoff Baxter" canoes, kayaks and accessories. 
-I't:16 not 1-ove hut C5tni t sleep any.lonser than ten_seConds at a time because of the frightful +  * Hire your Fairy Down sleeping bag, H-Frame pack or tent from uor equipment hire department. 
--:'Screaming of.carsalong the Canberra-Cooma road. +  * Use our new, free library service for walkers and climbers. 
-Fe were upand away fairly early (ye were -o tired y dayli3ht tat T.),c then'Could have slept clespite the screaming of all the internal combusion eng..;.nes in Christendom.) and e.,o4zt 9 a.m. 1.-lands-were fumbling with the awkward lock on the gate across the -Schlink ?ass road at '21unyal.,.F., emd by 10 a.m. we had tnrlald the Beetle 8i the start of the Valentine Track and wore on our way to a fine morning with snow,-!rifts 11-17ing on J'icky Cooper alrf the Grey iare Range. +   
-when We reached the Valentine River crossing we caught up with three characters who -u2re carrying greet loads of gear (one-of the had ..pee-. frame that was alelost as big as an iron bedstead - the steel f;:orl. whichthe pac l: frame was mede was a',out the same weight as a bedstead, too). Anotber character had a rifle and they were all unwilling to tell us who they were All we could learn was t.lat they were 'loo7,:inl for the sold mine-+And just to make sure we are giving you top service we open at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday mornings - you can park right in front so make Mountain Equipment your first stop! 
-In view of their unfriendly and secretive responses to our conversational endeavours, and also in view of their anti- conservation attitude (to wits one rifle), we gave them a literal answer when theyasked 'Does this road go all the way to the goldaine (i.e. the Grey Mare Tut)?''. We ranlie  + 
-.but, if they had been friendlier we could also have told them that the road was about four times as lone as the way we were going. As a result we had been a cou.ele of hours in the Grey Mare* Tut havihg lunch and cues of tea when theyarrived, comnletely wrecked. The bloke with the iron bedstead must have carried SO lbs. - he wouldn't have made it t'-.e way we came, anyway. The scrub on the Rocky Plain 7.iver would Have been too much for the iron bedstead. Eawever,sufferim; is good for the soul and they were a chastened narty by this time and more friendly and shook hands all round and volunteered their names. +165 Pacific Highway, North Sydney. 929-6504. 
-It had now begun to rain and the cosiness of the Grey Mare 17.ut tempted us to stay there, sitting in the easy chairs and looking out the doOr through the scudding -rifts and across to Jaguno:al and the liain Divide, and swilling unending cups of teabut the influx of the goldminers made it too much like what we had fled from in city offices and we couldn'be:F.x to be reminded here, in the quiet of the snug little hut, that our neighbours had brought their commercial inAtincts with then.. + 
-.And so, ab-oute.p.'m.,set outin light rain for O'Keefe's +---- 
-nut .,at 'tj*feotOfouriteJagungaL Ty the time we .reached the + 
-t1 e had dropped and ar. icy 'torrent of +=====Exploration of the Upper Wollangambe.===== 
-+
-14 The Sydney Bushwalker Harch 1969 +
-7!ss Dargale and over the ()Pen plains into our faces and making it difficult even to keep upright. +
-vands were numbed and clotine was sodden when Fe reachedO'Keefe 'Eut about 5.25 p.m. Two otter chaos had arrived earlier and !:-,ad taken shelter from the weather, cancelling their proposed walk to 1?.ound "2::ountain andWorld's End. They had a fire boingtut it was not bis enoug's forcur Ining. This was their first camp trip and they were very mindful of such admonitions ac; The bigger the fool, the bigger the fireand Isere somewhat appalled when I went out into the rain and 1- rouest in great logs and tossed them on the fire. +
-We had a good camp here. The rain pelted down all night and the wind howle and the snow gums made eerie noises as their branches scraped against the flapping roof and possums were dislodged from the whirling limbs and thumped on the roof, while all the time a rat gnawed contentedly in the ceiling and weary walkers slept like babes in front of the fire. This old hut could tell tales of wild weather and the stockmen who smoked their nipes there and wondered which would give out first - the had weather or the tobacco. +
-Sunday morning was a miracle of blue sLy, green snow grass, meadows splashed rqith flowers, and a bite in the morning air. A loafing breal-fast, then we climhnd Jaguneal from the gau3inz station. There were several large drifts of snow on the mousttain, but the Snowy Zountains troper seemed to be cnvered with snow. From JagunRal we made a ;Jeeline acroce t'se Rocky Plain and Valentine River to Mawson Hut, arriving there at 2.25 p.m. for more cups of tea. Apart from a ramble us along the Kerries, the rest of the afternoon was spent on our spines on the green grass under thn snow gums, gazing across the six miles of superb alpine scenery to Jagungal. +
-The weather on llonday we again good and after cuttinacross the Kerrics (whence we could bee snowflecked Yount Bogong in Victoria) to the car, we drove ur, to Kosciusko ad walked out to Townsend There was plenty of snow or the Hain-Pange. About 2.30 p.m. we began the long drive home, +
-EXPLORATION OF THE UPPER WOLLANGANBIE+
 Lynne Wyborn Lynne Wyborn
-Our party of 4 consisting of Peter IcIntosh, John Campbell, Peter Levander, and myself_ met at T't. 7.Tilson on Friday night. We headed off towards Lithgow looking for a special bend in the road where we were to leave civilisation. Owing to a misprint on the map, the main road between Bell ani 3.1ewnes Junction was omitted. 
-arch 1969 The Syney :ushwalker 15 
-But finally after disturbing the local station master, at Newnes :Junction, :t%7( found the right road; By this time it wds'arly Saturday morning so we crawled into our fleabags beside the car and had a good 4 hours sle'ep. 
-Sunrise found us up and packing ,so we moved off without breakfast and walked down a ride about .1-2- mile till we reached a small creek. Here we partook of a sustaining breakfast and surveyed the area before us from a rockY-oulcrop. We could see rocicy cliffs and 
-. mountains tysteriously Si houetted against ,the early morning haze. 
-.- Following -the creek demstream we were forced to walk in the water as cliffs were.too close to the bankl or the scrub was too entangled, to walk through. Often we were met by the open, flippers of a hungry crayfish but luckily none of us satisfied its appetite. We had lunch in a small clearing surrounded by cliffs up to 100 ft. high 
-But tiais wa:s just the beginning!! As we continued on, the cliffs became higher and the creek became wider and deeper after the junction of several smaller creeks. In the mid-afternoon we left the creek and climbed up onto the steeP rocky hillside and witnessed a magnificant view east as far as Mt. Tomah, south as far as the Bell Foad, and west as far as Newnes. We decided 
-travelling in the creek would be quicker than on the rough corrugated ridges. We returned to the creek and walked along till sundown. Luckily we found enough dry level ground and after dinner we were all glad to get to bed. 
-We were up early Sunday morning, had breakfast, and moved off by G a.m. We had walked barely 1> mile when we came to the junction of the 2 major creeks comprising the Upper Wollangambie. We attempted to get on top of a ridge to walk round to the crater but the going was too slow so we decided we would have to leave the crater for another trip. We went back on the Wollangambie and concluded it would be faster to travel downstream to T!t. Filson instead of attempting to follow the ridges back to the car. The cliffs closed in as we proceeded slowly down the creek. By lunchtime we were making such slow progress we left the creek and climbed up via a small creek, onto the ridge between Bell Creek and the Wollangambie. Ue followed the ridge along, looking for a way down as close to t. Wilson as possible. 
-We ventured down a small creek towards Bell Creek but found ourselves face to face with a 300 ft. cliff. Our rope only being 120 ft., we decided it would not be sufficient, so we climbed back onto the ridge. We spent the remainder of the afternoon surveying the cliff line for a creek which did not hold a cliff higher than 60 ft. in its depth. With no success and a great storm 
-16 The Sydney Bushwalker ?larch 1969 
-about to break over us we quickly got our tents upon the ridge, and Sheltered from the pelting rain and lightning. 
-We were up at 5.30 next mornine and after using our emergency rations we headed back to the only sure way of retreat - the way we had come. After bushbashing in the tall wet scrub for over an hour, we reached the Wollangam-4,ie Creek again and proceeded down it The going was slow and the cool weather did not help after the long cold swims. The cliffs were completely sheer or overhanging on both sides now and mosses and ferns veiled the cracks, especially where watenalls were running. The creek bed was cluttered with large boAders and often it was tricky getting over them. . 
-About 1/2 mile before the junction of Bell Creek, we found footprints in the sand T,7/Ach boosted our spirits and we were at the track up to Ht. Nilson by 2 p.m. After walking out to the Post Office, we made 'phone calls home to say we were none the worse off for being one day late - or having a 3-day weekend. 
  
-ARETEUSA CAMON +Our party of 4 consisting of Peter McIntosh, John Campbell, Peter Levander, and myself met at Mt. Wilson on Friday night. We headed off towards Lithgow looking for a special bend in the road where we were to leave civilisation. Owing to a misprint on the map, the main road between Bell and Newnes Junction was omitted. 
-liarion Lloyd + 
-On Saturday night we camped on the 'N'te Hay 7'..oad after much discussion on Whether it was too close to the bushfires. We could see one burning in the distance but we reasoned that seeing most of the bush along the road was completely burnt we reckoned we were safe enough. +But finally after disturbing the local station master at Newnes Junction, we found the right road. By this time it was early Saturday morning so we crawled into our fleabags beside the car and had a good 4 hours' sleep. 
-I woke up at some ghastly hour finding myself .shrouded in heavy mist and rain. I stuck it out 'till morning and found to my satisfaction that I was not the only one with a drenched sleeping bag. + 
-At breakfast we were huddled round two mingy fires when Jim +Sunrise found us up and packing so we moved off without breakfast and walked down a ridge about 1/2 mile till we reached a small creek. Here we partook of a sustaining breakfast and surveyed the area before us from a rocky outcrop. We could see rocky cliffs and mountains mysteriously silhouetted against the early morning haze. 
-(our prospective gadget man) produced a portages stove, a biz frying pan, and proceeded to cook a huge breakfast. He polished off a couple of rounds of steak, a few pounds of sausages, and goodness knows what else whilst we watched goggle eyed, our mouths water. ed, and nostrils dilated. In his bag he had werything that opened and shut and all sorts of items for every conceivable situation. + 
-However, Barry and Owen decided to.go and help look for +Following the creek demstream we were forced to walk in the water as cliffs were too close to the banks or the scrub was too entangled to walk through. Often we were met by the open nippers of a hungry crayfish but luckily none of us satisfied its appetite. We had lunch in a small clearing surrounded by cliffs up to 100 ft. high. 
-(free food. Provided) and they would wait for us at Evans Lookout. + 
-So eighteen of us tripped off down the road. We had not gone far when Anne Rutherford noticed at the side of the road the biggest spider web I have seen, hanging from the trees. It looked beautiful as it was thick with dew and looked like a web of +But this was just the beginning!! As we continued on, the cliffs became higher and the creek became wider and deeper after the junction of several smaller creeks. In the mid-afternoon we left the creek and climbed up onto the steep rocky hillside and witnessed a magnificant view east as far as Mt. Tomah, south as far as the Bell Road, and west as far as Newnes. We decided travelling in the creek would be quicker than on the rough corrugated ridges. We returned to the creek and walked along till sundown. Luckily we found enough dry level ground and after dinner we were all glad to get to bed. 
-March 1969 The Sydney Bushwalker 17 + 
-glistening jewels. However we-kept our distance as the spider was huge and ugly and his beady eyes glared threateningly at us. +We were up early Sunday morning, had breakfast, and moved off by 8 a.m. We had walked barely 1/2 mile when we came to the junction of the 2 major creeks comprising the Upper Wollangambie. We attempted to get on top of a ridge to walk round to the crater but the going was too slow so we decided we would have to leave the crater for another trip. We went back on the Wollangambie and concluded it would be faster to travel downstream to Mt. Wilson instead of attempting to follow the ridges back to the car. The cliffs closed in as we proceeded slowly down the creek. By lunchtime we were making such slow progress we left the creek and climbed up via a small creek, onto the ridge between Bell Creek and the Wollangambie. We followed the ridge along, looking for a way down as close to Mt. Wilson as possible. 
-. 'About half a Mile down we entered Katoomba Creek. here we split into two parties; one half went to the left of the gully and did two short absdils'and the other went to the right and .did an abseil of about forty feet. After .a bit of rock hopping anci a short swim we came to our secon0 abseil. Again the party split, the first group abseiled about forty feet into the canyon, landing in a deep pool beioW' and then a short swim. Jim, with his gadgets hanging from his belt and gadget bag weighing him doWn,was doled up in his parka, etc., and looked as though he wao off + 
-to the Antarctica. I am sure he was a Boy Scout - always prepared. The second group went a feu yards down and abseiled about the same height but no swim. +We ventured down a small creek towards Bell Creek but found ourselves face to face with a 300 ft. cliff. Our rope only being 120 ft., we decided it would not be sufficient, so we climbed back onto the ridge. We spent the remainder of the afternoon surveying the cliff line for a creek which did not hold a cliff higher than 60 ft. in its depth. With no success and a great storm about to break over us we quickly got our tents up on the ridge, and sheltered from the pelting rain and lightning. 
-After a few more swims, rock hopping, and some tricky ledges to negotiate we came to Arethusa 7alls - our next abseil - which was + 
-a little more tricky. You go down nicely for about 20 feet, making sure you don't tangle u-; in a bush a little way down, then all of a sudden you are swinging in space and spinning like a top to the bottom - a ledge about sixty feet down. It was hilarious watching different expressions and reactions when they found themselves dangling in nothing then just spinning merrily. However, Anne Ireland was not so lucky, she landed in the bush. She got tangled up in the rora which got tangled Up in the bush and poor Anne thought she was there forever, but finally she made it to the bottom. +We were up at 5.30 next mornine and after using our emergency rations we headed back to the only sure way of retreat - the way we had come. After bushbashing in the tall wet scrub for over an hour, we reached the Wollangambie Creek again and proceeded down it. The going was slow and the cool weather did not help after the long cold swims. The cliffs were completely sheer or overhanging on both sides now and mosses and ferns veiled the cracks, especially where watefalls were running. The creek bed was cluttered with large boulders and often it was tricky getting over them. 
-Scrambling off the /edge to the left we continued down the creek with high hopes of finding a nice lunch spot. Eventually we gave up and picked the worst poss:thle spot. There were just boulders so everyone picked their boulder and had lunch sitting in the creek, reserving one for our fire. I don't know what happened to Ken Ellis' other billy but he tried to cook his sausages in a plastic bag full of water and dangling it over the fire, then the bag split and put out the fire, and he then tried to cook them in a billy full of tea. I still don't know whether he had those frankfurts for dinner. + 
-About mile dowl-, from our dinner spot we came to a 30 ft. waterfall. Although there is a way round it via a ledge, most jumped in and avoided the disgrace of being called chicken. We even bad time for a bombing competition, getting out of the pool via a very slippery waterfall to the right. +About 1/2 mile before the junction of Bell Creek, we found footprints in the sand which boosted our spirits and we were at the track up to Mt. Wilson by 2 p.m. After walking out to the Post Office, we made 'phone calls home to say we were none the worse off for being one day late - or having a 3-day weekend. 
-From this pool there is a track which was hard to find because + 
-of the bushfires, and it was very easy going, coming out at Govett's Leap Creek. By now it was getting dark and by the time we got to ileate's Glen it was pitch black. We arrived back at the cars about 3 P.M., to find Owen dead to the world in his sleeping bag. +---- 
-18 The Sydney Bushwalker March 1969 + 
-He had been there since 4.30 p.m. We waited and waited for Jim and Roger. Nine p.m. came and went, 9.30 p.m. passed, and we were just about to go down to investigate when an exhausted Jim and Roger +=====Arethusa Canyon.===== 
-turned up. It iz not too clear but Jim hauled the prostrated + 
-JP' Roger up on a rope and pulley froi, his gadget bag or was it the other +Marion Lloyd 
-way round - I can't remember which, it was all so confusing. + 
-And so we could all gohome after the best day's walk I have been on. +On Saturday night we camped on the MtHay Road after much discussion on whether it was too close to the bushfires. We could see one burning in the distance but we reasoned that seeing most of the bush along the road was completely burnt we reckoned we were safe enough. 
-Big Deal!+ 
 +I woke up at some ghastly hour finding myself shrouded in heavy mist and rain. I stuck it out till morning and found to my satisfaction that I was not the only one with a drenched sleeping bag. 
 + 
 +At breakfast we were huddled round two mingy fires when Jim (our prospective gadget man) produced a portagas stove, a big frying pan, and proceeded to cook a huge breakfast. He polished off a couple of rounds of steak, a few pounds of sausages, and goodness knows what else whilst we watched goggle eyed, our mouths watered, and nostrils dilated. In his bag he had everything that opened and shut and all sorts of items for every conceivable situation. 
 + 
 +However, Barry and Owen decided to go and help look for Vicki (free food provided) and they would wait for us at Evans Lookout. 
 + 
 +So eighteen of us tripped off down the road. We had not gone far when Anne Rutherford noticed at the side of the road the biggest spider web I have seen, hanging from the trees. It looked beautiful as it was thick with dew and looked like a web of glistening jewels. However we kept our distance as the spider was huge and ugly and his beady eyes glared threateningly at us. 
 + 
 +About half a Mile down we entered Katoomba Creek. Here we split into two parties; one half went to the left of the gully and did two short abseils and the other went to the right and did an abseil of about forty feet. After a bit of rock hopping and a short swim we came to our second abseil. Again the party split, the first group abseiled about forty feet into the canyon, landing in a deep pool below and then a short swim. Jim, with his gadgets hanging from his belt and gadget bag weighing him down, was doled up in his parka, etc., and looked as though he was off to the Antarctica. I am sure he was a Boy Scout - always prepared. The second group went a few yards down and abseiled about the same height but no swim. 
 + 
 +After a few more swims, rock hopping, and some tricky ledges to negotiate we came to Arethusa Falls - our next abseil - which was a little more tricky. You go down nicely for about 20 feet, making sure you don't tangle up in a bush a little way down, then all of a sudden you are swinging in space and spinning like a top to the bottom - a ledge about sixty feet down. It was hilarious watching different expressions and reactions when they found themselves dangling in nothing then just spinning merrily. However, Anne Ireland was not so lucky, she landed in the bush. She got tangled up in the rope which got tangled up in the bush and poor Anne thought she was there forever, but finally she made it to the bottom. 
 + 
 +Scrambling off the edge to the left we continued down the creek with high hopes of finding a nice lunch spot. Eventually we gave up and picked the worst possible spot. There were just boulders so everyone picked their boulder and had lunch sitting in the creek, reserving one for our fire. I don't know what happened to Ken Ellis' other billy but he tried to cook his sausages in a plastic bag full of water and dangling it over the fire, then the bag split and put out the fire, and he then tried to cook them in a billy full of tea. I still don't know whether he had those frankfurts for dinner. 
 + 
 +About 1/4 mile down from our dinner spot we came to a 30 ft. waterfall. Although there is a way round it via a ledge, most jumped in and avoided the disgrace of being called chicken. We even had time for a bombing competition, getting out of the pool via a very slippery waterfall to the right. 
 + 
 +From this pool there is a track which was hard to find because of the bushfires, and it was very easy going, coming out at Govett's Leap Creek. By now it was getting dark and by the time we got to Neate's Glen it was pitch black. We arrived back at the cars about 8 p.m., to find Owen dead to the world in his sleeping bag. 
 + 
 +He had been there since 4.30 p.m. We waited and waited for Jim and Roger. Nine p.m. came and went, 9.30 p.m. passed, and we were just about to go down to investigate when an exhausted Jim and Roger turned up. It is not too clear but Jim hauled the prostrated Roger up on a rope and pulley from his gadget bag or was it the other way round - I can't remember which, it was all so confusing. 
 + 
 +And so we could all go home after the best day's walk I have been on. 
 + 
 +=====Kangaroo Valley.=====
  
- March 1969. . The Sydney Bushwalker 19 
- .... . .... ......... 
-KANGARO 'VALLEY 
-s KANGAROO VALLEY KANGAROO VALLEY 
 Prior to an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 19th February you all received notification of the Club's plan to buy 90 acres of land on the Kangaroo River for a S.B.W. camping area and sanctuary. Prior to an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 19th February you all received notification of the Club's plan to buy 90 acres of land on the Kangaroo River for a S.B.W. camping area and sanctuary.
-At that Meeting the Era Fund, totzlling $1,557 was voted towards the aquisition, and at the Annual General Meeting held on 12th March a further $1,000 was voted from an amount which has been held in Special Bonds for a 
-number of years. Club members have shown their approval of the proposed purchase by subscribing a further $1,000 in promised donations. All we need.fnow to cover the whole cost of the 90 acres plus transfer costs is $870, We need our help to collect this relatively_small amount  
-Mx. Colin Broad, the Club's Honorary Solicitor, has stated his willingness to carry out the legal work free of charge, the Vendor's solicitor has already drawn up and forwarded his contract, and our own contract can be irepared almost immediately. 
-*So it would be a great gesture if all those reading this would 
-.STRAIGHT AWAY take up.their pen and fill in the slip at the bottom of this page with their name and the amount they are willing to contribute towards this very worthy cause. It would help speed matters if you would attach your cheque'or money order at the same time and post it to:- 
-Mrs. DOROTHY BUTLER, 30 Boundary Rd., WAHROONGA. 2076. 
-Please help us to get the sale finalised at the earliest Possible date. 
-' As we helped. savefor all time Bluegum Forest, the Dalrymple Hay Forest at St.Ives and the Era lands, so this will be another thing the BushwaIkers. will be proud of in all the years to come. 
- Signed DOT BUTLER ) Committee for the 
- BILL BURZE ) Kangaroo Valley 
-GORDON REDMOND) Aquisition. 
-......... ............ ...... ........ ..... 
-Please accept the sum of $. .... . ......... .............. 
-.towards the aquisition of 90 acres of land in the Kangaroo Valley. (Make Cheques payable to KANGAROO VALLEY AQUISITION, 
-Nam.e  
-PRESENT 
-THE FULLY IMPORTED $MOUNTAIN MOLE rAcK 
-FEATHERLITE No. 1 has single bag strapping and two outside pockets. Post Freo. Double waterproof bottom. Weight 2Ib 14oz.. 
-FEATHERLITE No.2 hasdouble bag strapping, larger capacity bag, camera pocket and map pocket on top flap. Double waterproof bottom. Weight a'A lbs. Post Free  
-KiMPTON'S are Australian Agents & Distributors for the famous range of Tents & Sleeping Bags by 'BLACKS of GREENOCK'. 
-KIMPTON'S also stock the lightweight N.Z.. WINTEST Tents in Nylon or Japara. 
-S "EIDERLITE" 
-SLEEPING BAGS ARE MADE IN 3 POPULAR MODELS 
-Snow: Tailored hood - 36" n ck el chest zipp. Circular insert for feet. Cut 6' x 30- plus hood filled with Super down; Feather down, 
-Combination quilt - Sleeping bag: 
-Designed for all-the-year use as either an eiderdown quilt, or sleeping hag. SiTplY fold in half and zipp the bottom and side and presto your quilt becomes a 
-sleeping bag. A double sleeping bag can be made by zipping tvvoof these 'quilts together. Super. down or Feather down filled. 
-Arctic: FOR SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES. Cellular Walls 'form length-wise flutes top, bottom and at the side joins, 
-thus a complete cell of super down gives the sleeper warmth all-roi,And, When tied the end allows no heat loss, however in hot weather the down can be compkesSed to the bottom of the bag and the end left open for ventilation. This makes the Arctic a dual purpose bag. .Cut 'x 30" Plus hood filled with super down. 
-!OTT ALL PRICES ON FRONT COVER NOW OUTDATED' 
-Obtainable all good sport stores and scout shops - if not contact - KiMPTON'S FEATHER MILLS, 11 Budd Street,.Collingwood, Victoria, 3066 - 
-PHONE: Melbourne 41-5073; Sydney 6913560, Adelaide 57-8624, Brisbane 2-2354. 
-All 'sleeping bags are obtainable in Aquascade. the new waterproof terylene material thai breaths. $3 extra 
  
 +At that Meeting the Era Fund, totalling $1,557 was voted towards the aquisition, and at the Annual General Meeting held on 12th March a further $1,000 was voted from an amount which has been held in Special Bonds for a number of years. Club members have shown their approval of the proposed purchase by subscribing a further $1,000 in promised donations. All we need now to cover the whole cost of the 90 acres plus transfer costs is __$870__. __We need our help to collect this relatively small amount __.
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 +Mr. Colin Broad, the Club's Honorary Solicitor, has stated his willingness to carry out the legal work free of charge, the Vendor's solicitor has already drawn up and forwarded his contract, and our own contract can be prepared almost immediately.
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 +So it would be a great gesture if all those reading this would STRAIGHT AWAY take up their pen and fill in the slip at the bottom of this page with their name and the amount they are willing to contribute towards this very worthy cause. It would help speed matters if you would attach your cheque or money order at the same time and post it to:-
 +
 +Mrs. Dorothy Butler, 30 Boundary Rd., Wahroonga. 2076.
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 +Please help us to get the sale finalised at the earliest possible date. As we helped save for all time Bluegum Forest, the Dalrymple Hay Forest at St. Ives and the Era lands, so this will be another thing the Bushwalkers will be proud of in all the years to come.
 +
 +Signed Dot Butler, Bill Burke and Gordon Redmond (Committee for the Kangaroo Valley Aquisition)
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 +Please accept the sum of $............... towards the aquisition of 90 acres of land in the Kangaroo Valley. (Make Cheques payable to Kangaroo Valley Aquisition).
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 +Name...............
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