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 |Business Manager|Bill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford, 2118. Telephone 871,1207| |Business Manager|Bill Burke, 3 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford, 2118. Telephone 871,1207|
 |Typist|Kath Brown| |Typist|Kath Brown|
-Duplicator Operator|Phil Butt|+|Duplicator Operator|Phil Butt|
  
 ====April, 1981.==== ====April, 1981.====
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 by Helen Gray. by Helen Gray.
  
-It was Friday, 13th March, and the re-union weekend. "It will be a failure," said friend and passenger Ray Hookway as he walked in our front door. "It's going to rain all weekend, and my run of bad luck has already started. This afternoan...". But no one was listening; "Gunga Din" was on the tely.+It was Friday, 13th March, and the re-union weekend. "It will be a failure," said friend and passenger Ray Hookway as he walked in our front door. "It's going to rain all weekend, and my run of bad luck has already started. This afternoon...". But no one was listening; "Gunga Din" was on the tely.
  
 Early next morning we finally got away. It was fine but, as Ray pointed out the weather map didn't look too good. Two and a half hours later we were at "Coolana" - aren't expressways marvellous! Early next morning we finally got away. It was fine but, as Ray pointed out the weather map didn't look too good. Two and a half hours later we were at "Coolana" - aren't expressways marvellous!
  
-"Coolana" looked like parkland. The bushfire may have burnt everything last summer but by now young green growth covered the ground. The Friday-nighters had already installed themselves in the hut and created a homely atmosphere, and Dot and Owen were already spinning yarns, but none the less Denise and Geoff Yudell decided they'd like a quiet weekend and found a delightful secluded spot near the Davison Tree - not realising it was the traditional camping spot for the Grays and Matthews and Finchs and Hodgsons and Butt and Wallace and Fazeley (with three nephews and a neice) and Spiro (with none this time) et al. The Yudells, having left their secluded spot for only an hour to have a swim, looked stunned on their return, but smiled bravely.+"Coolana" looked like parkland. The bushfire may have burnt everything last summer but by now young green growth covered the ground. The Friday-nighters had already installed themselves in the hut and created a homely atmosphere, and Dot and Owen were already spinning yarns, but none the less Denise and Geoff Yudell decided they'd like a quiet weekend and found a delightful secluded spot near the Davison Tree - not realising it was the traditional camping spot for the Grays and Matthews and Finchs and Hodgsons and Butt and Wallace and Fazeley (with three nephews and a niece) and Spiro (with none this time) et al. The Yudells, having left their secluded spot for only an hour to have a swim, looked stunned on their return, but smiled bravely.
  
 The rain had started by now and the giant Hodgson tarpaulin drew people like bees to the honeypot. Which reminds me, David Cotton was there too, talking about his favourite subject. Ray had an audience, too, to which he could tell his Friday 13th saga:- The rain had started by now and the giant Hodgson tarpaulin drew people like bees to the honeypot. Which reminds me, David Cotton was there too, talking about his favourite subject. Ray had an audience, too, to which he could tell his Friday 13th saga:-
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 "Probably none of the rest would have happened if I hadn't found it..." replied Ray gloomily. "Probably none of the rest would have happened if I hadn't found it..." replied Ray gloomily.
  
-The rain eased and I left the shelter to visit the new toilet designed by George and erected by him, with Dot and John Redfern, the previous weekend. The influance of his overseas holidays is evident - the toilet seat is about 10 inches above ground and there is the choice of using it as a western-sit-down or an Asian-stand-up.+The rain eased and I left the shelter to visit the new toilet designed by George and erected by him, with Dot and John Redfern, the previous weekend. The influence of his overseas holidays is evident - the toilet seat is about 10 inches above ground and there is the choice of using it as a western-sit-down or an Asian-stand-up.
  
 The sky was clearing and meals were being hurriedly cooked as dusk approached. The musicians started to warm up and the crowd grew. And what a crowd! Over 100 at the camp fire - 130 were counted on Sunday. Barbara Bruce and Bob Younger, as has become the tradition, led the singing to the Bob Hodgson - Len Newland - Gordon Lee trio. Despite such talent to lead us, we still managed to sing in different keys and in different times. (Some even sang entirely different songs.) Dot Butler and Jim Brown, those tireless workers, again produced sketches for our amusement. Dot's adaptation of "The Cremation of Sam McGee" to that of "... Charlie Brown" provided an excellent vehicle for those with acting ambition but little talent as a team of huskies was required to yowl and bark. Such was their enthusiasm that at times even Dot's strong voice was almost drowned out. Jim's sketch, "Background to Bush Walking" amazed us. We know he's kept every club magazine since he joined, but has he kept every newspaper since 1935 too? (I guess not, Jim, your memory is amazing!)* The sky was clearing and meals were being hurriedly cooked as dusk approached. The musicians started to warm up and the crowd grew. And what a crowd! Over 100 at the camp fire - 130 were counted on Sunday. Barbara Bruce and Bob Younger, as has become the tradition, led the singing to the Bob Hodgson - Len Newland - Gordon Lee trio. Despite such talent to lead us, we still managed to sing in different keys and in different times. (Some even sang entirely different songs.) Dot Butler and Jim Brown, those tireless workers, again produced sketches for our amusement. Dot's adaptation of "The Cremation of Sam McGee" to that of "... Charlie Brown" provided an excellent vehicle for those with acting ambition but little talent as a team of huskies was required to yowl and bark. Such was their enthusiasm that at times even Dot's strong voice was almost drowned out. Jim's sketch, "Background to Bush Walking" amazed us. We know he's kept every club magazine since he joined, but has he kept every newspaper since 1935 too? (I guess not, Jim, your memory is amazing!)*
  
-The supper crew of Spiro and John Redfern had been working hard just beyond the campfire and the smell of fruit cake had tempted us so that when Jim's sketch ended more than half the mob had lept to its feet and was heading towards the supper area. "We haven't inaugurated the President," yelled Someone. "Back to your places!" Nine past presidents lined up and Bob was presented with the symbols of office plus Bone and given a chance to say a few words, given a clap, a kiss or a handshake from the past presidents, then supper was officially "on".+The supper crew of Spiro and John Redfern had been working hard just beyond the campfire and the smell of fruit cake had tempted us so that when Jim's sketch ended more than half the mob had leapt to its feet and was heading towards the supper area. "We haven't inaugurated the President," yelled Someone. "Back to your places!" Nine past presidents lined up and Bob was presented with the symbols of office plus Bone and given a chance to say a few words, given a clap, a kiss or a handshake from the past presidents, then supper was officially "on".
  
 The campfire was still providing lots of heat and the crowd broke into smaller groups to either sing, chat, plan or reminisce. The Grays, Youngers, Gordon Lee, John Redfern, Phil Butt and Owen were talking about Dot. "We've got to take Dot by storm," said Owen. "Every time the Club suggests something to celebrate her 50 years of walking she says, 'Don't do anything special for __me__!'. So we'll just organise something and then tell her." The campfire was still providing lots of heat and the crowd broke into smaller groups to either sing, chat, plan or reminisce. The Grays, Youngers, Gordon Lee, John Redfern, Phil Butt and Owen were talking about Dot. "We've got to take Dot by storm," said Owen. "Every time the Club suggests something to celebrate her 50 years of walking she says, 'Don't do anything special for __me__!'. So we'll just organise something and then tell her."
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 Someone else's voice. "Where's that fire-break around the hut that's supposed to be such a scar?" On my way back up the hill I looked for it too. Amazingly, it has virtually overgrown already. Someone else's voice. "Where's that fire-break around the hut that's supposed to be such a scar?" On my way back up the hill I looked for it too. Amazingly, it has virtually overgrown already.
  
-The damper competition was under way. Kath McInnes was busy making the biggest birthday damper you've ever seen for her daughter, Debbie, 21 that day. It was Debbie's 22nd re-union if one counts the re-union which her mother attended __one day__ before her birth. The damper competition was a great success. This year an "award" was given for the best decorated damper which resulted in some dampers looking like floral arrangements rather than food. Joan Rigby declined to enter this year and Spiro was one of the Judges (Len Netland was the other), so we thought we had the chance to win this time. But who won a prize - Scott Walker - Joan's nephew. I think he'd had some expert tuition. Fazeley's neice won another prize. (Fazeley's currently taking cooking lessons, interestingly enough.)+The damper competition was under way. Kath McInnes was busy making the biggest birthday damper you've ever seen for her daughter, Debbie, 21 that day. It was Debbie's 22nd re-union if one counts the re-union which her mother attended __one day__ before her birth. The damper competition was a great success. This year an "award" was given for the best decorated damper which resulted in some dampers looking like floral arrangements rather than food. Joan Rigby declined to enter this year and Spiro was one of the Judges (Len Newland was the other), so we thought we had the chance to win this time. But who won a prize - Scott Walker - Joan's nephew. I think he'd had some expert tuition. Fazeley's neice won another prize. (Fazeley's currently taking cooking lessons, interestingly enough.)
  
 "One of those children will burn himself before the weekend's over," prophesied Ray. Unhappily, he was right. Our cooking fire had been dowsed with water but Fazeley's nephew Alistair (together with his brothers), still fascinated by fire after a weekend of playing with it, couldn't resist putting his sandshoed foot on the soggy ash. Up shot a spurt of steam and down went a screaming boy with a badly burned ankle. Happily, I can report that after 4 days of treatment at the hospital out-patients department, Alistair is now healing well. "One of those children will burn himself before the weekend's over," prophesied Ray. Unhappily, he was right. Our cooking fire had been dowsed with water but Fazeley's nephew Alistair (together with his brothers), still fascinated by fire after a weekend of playing with it, couldn't resist putting his sandshoed foot on the soggy ash. Up shot a spurt of steam and down went a screaming boy with a badly burned ankle. Happily, I can report that after 4 days of treatment at the hospital out-patients department, Alistair is now healing well.
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 Up before dawn and away in piccaninny daylight at 5.25 am, wearing long trousers as a concession to the scrub that I knew I'd have to get through on the ridge. Apart from that, it was not a bad ridge and took the right up to a projecting bluff which lies immediately west of the pass. Then it was simply a matter of skirting around just below the cliff and into the pass. It is a little beauty, this pass; the cliff breaks down altogether, and one walks up through a grassy, richly vegetated volcanic spill. It looks very pretty, too, but there's a lush growth of nettles amongst the grasses. Kangaroos were grazing on the verdure as I reached the plateau, at about 2200 ft, and nearly three hours from the creek. I was now almost half a day behind my timetable, but I was on Lacy's Tableland. Up before dawn and away in piccaninny daylight at 5.25 am, wearing long trousers as a concession to the scrub that I knew I'd have to get through on the ridge. Apart from that, it was not a bad ridge and took the right up to a projecting bluff which lies immediately west of the pass. Then it was simply a matter of skirting around just below the cliff and into the pass. It is a little beauty, this pass; the cliff breaks down altogether, and one walks up through a grassy, richly vegetated volcanic spill. It looks very pretty, too, but there's a lush growth of nettles amongst the grasses. Kangaroos were grazing on the verdure as I reached the plateau, at about 2200 ft, and nearly three hours from the creek. I was now almost half a day behind my timetable, but I was on Lacy's Tableland.
  
-Once on top, I was back into typical sandstone country and vegetation. I fancy it must have been burned several years ago, perhaps in the savage 1977 fires, because there are places where there is hardly any small growth beneath the trees, and other sections where the way lies through a tangle of dead sticks. In one respect the plateau is easy going - there are only minor undulations, and the height above sea level varies only between 2200 and 2600 ft. Most of the way the navigation is not difficult, as one can see the blue gulf of Green Wattle Creek not far away to the right (north-west). A little care is needed in places where the true crown of the plateau bends southward around the top of side creeks draining off towards Green Wattle. In one of these places I found I had swung north-west and lost perhaps half an hour getting back on the dominantly south-west bearing. All told, the rate of progress was below 2 kilametres per hour.+Once on top, I was back into typical sandstone country and vegetation. I fancy it must have been burned several years ago, perhaps in the savage 1977 fires, because there are places where there is hardly any small growth beneath the trees, and other sections where the way lies through a tangle of dead sticks. In one respect the plateau is easy going - there are only minor undulations, and the height above sea level varies only between 2200 and 2600 ft. Most of the way the navigation is not difficult, as one can see the blue gulf of Green Wattle Creek not far away to the right (north-west). A little care is needed in places where the true crown of the plateau bends southward around the top of side creeks draining off towards Green Wattle. In one of these places I found I had swung north-west and lost perhaps half an hour getting back on the dominantly south-west bearing. All told, the rate of progress was below 2 kilometres per hour.
  
 And the scenery is good. There are two particular vantage points where the highest ground lies right beside the cliff line and there are bare rocky shelves with nothing to block the line of sight. One of these is about reference Burragorang 302953, with an excellent outlook up and down Green Wattle Creek: the other near the knoll with a height reading of 2570 ft at reference 263926. This one would have been a real competitor with Axe Head if the light had been brighter and the hour later. As it was, I had lunched (a dry lunch) a short while before, but I hung around for a while hoping photographic conditions would improve. Instead it became more overcast, and I gave away any notion of dwelling overnight on the plateau rim. Apart from the fact that my time (and tucker) were running out, the tableland was extremely dry and I suspected one would have to descend a long way into the top of side creeks to find water. And the scenery is good. There are two particular vantage points where the highest ground lies right beside the cliff line and there are bare rocky shelves with nothing to block the line of sight. One of these is about reference Burragorang 302953, with an excellent outlook up and down Green Wattle Creek: the other near the knoll with a height reading of 2570 ft at reference 263926. This one would have been a real competitor with Axe Head if the light had been brighter and the hour later. As it was, I had lunched (a dry lunch) a short while before, but I hung around for a while hoping photographic conditions would improve. Instead it became more overcast, and I gave away any notion of dwelling overnight on the plateau rim. Apart from the fact that my time (and tucker) were running out, the tableland was extremely dry and I suspected one would have to descend a long way into the top of side creeks to find water.
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 Well, there it is. I can't claim Lacy's Tableland to be as spectacular as Axe Head, but if ever you've got a few days with nothing much to do, keep it in mind as perhaps the second-best view in the Blue Breaks. Well, there it is. I can't claim Lacy's Tableland to be as spectacular as Axe Head, but if ever you've got a few days with nothing much to do, keep it in mind as perhaps the second-best view in the Blue Breaks.
  
-=====Where To Winmalee or How To Springwood.+=====Where To Winmalee or How To Springwood.=====
  
 ====Part the Second.==== ====Part the Second.====
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 __Synopsis__: __Synopsis__:
  
-You may or not recall the events of the previous episode, so to refresh your memory and otherwise bore you here is our story so far. I had decided to "do" a Newland, and had, as is often my wont, fronted to the leader on Saturday night. We left on Sunday morning and drove to our rendezvous where we were met by the other two people who were to accompany Len on his exploratory. Part one ended as I backed carefully into position, pulled the handbrake into the on position and completed the parking of the car, where it would be left till the end of the walk, when we hoped we would return fit and well, refreshed in body and mind, endbled once again to rejoin the inevitable rat race to which we must go back in order to earn the wherewithal so that we are capable of coming back once more to furbish the physical and mental being, preparing us to take up our daily chores, giving us the opportunity to accumulate the "ready" which makes it possible to...+You may or not recall the events of the previous episode, so to refresh your memory and otherwise bore you here is our story so far. I had decided to "do" a Newland, and had, as is often my wont, fronted to the leader on Saturday night. We left on Sunday morning and drove to our rendezvous where we were met by the other two people who were to accompany Len on his exploratory. Part one ended as I backed carefully into position, pulled the handbrake into the on position and completed the parking of the car, where it would be left till the end of the walk, when we hoped we would return fit and well, refreshed in body and mind, enabled once again to rejoin the inevitable rat race to which we must go back in order to earn the wherewithal so that we are capable of coming back once more to furbish the physical and mental being, preparing us to take up our daily chores, giving us the opportunity to accumulate the "ready" which makes it possible to...
   
-We dropped down a firetrail somewher near the head of Lynch's Creek and began to follow the creek downstream. It __was__ downstream for we were delighted to find that partly due to the recent rain the creek was flowing that clear burbling liquid which is such a fillip to our senses, pleasing to the eye, and captivating to the mind when the lure of refreshing our bodies in its balm rises in our thoughts.+We dropped down a firetrail somewhere near the head of Lynch's Creek and began to follow the creek downstream. It __was__ downstream for we were delighted to find that partly due to the recent rain the creek was flowing that clear burbling liquid which is such a fillip to our senses, pleasing to the eye, and captivating to the mind when the lure of refreshing our bodies in its balm rises in our thoughts.
  
-And as we made our way down, every now and then there appeared for our appreciation a pool of reasonable proportions which suggested to me the prospect of using this as a very enjqyable summer swimming walk.+And as we made our way down, every now and then there appeared for our appreciation a pool of reasonable proportions which suggested to me the prospect of using this as a very enjoyable summer swimming walk.
  
 As the creek entered into the gorge phase and got away from the lawyer vine and general scrubbiness it became, as is usual for this area, "interesting". Waterfall drops interposed themselves, impeding our progress. There were cutaways,and overhangs, rock formations displaying the consumate artistry of nature's sculpturing. The changes in the vegetation added a decorative effect which enhanced the tapestry which unfolded as we walked. As the creek entered into the gorge phase and got away from the lawyer vine and general scrubbiness it became, as is usual for this area, "interesting". Waterfall drops interposed themselves, impeding our progress. There were cutaways,and overhangs, rock formations displaying the consumate artistry of nature's sculpturing. The changes in the vegetation added a decorative effect which enhanced the tapestry which unfolded as we walked.
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 Please come one and all to make the evening one to remember. Helen Gray. Phone 86,6263. Please come one and all to make the evening one to remember. Helen Gray. Phone 86,6263.
  
-TWELLING WITH CHILDREN-IN-INDIL- +=====Travelling With Children In India Part 2.===== 
-PART 2.   +  
-.. . by Marcia Shappert. +by Marcia Shappert. 
-From Cochin we took the bus to Alleppey, down the coast. The bus trip took 21- hours and PJ and Jenny fought all the way. It must have been a hot day or they were too tired, but I couldn't pretend they didn't belong to me, as I sometimes do in Australia when they act up. . NO one gave me + 
-dirty looks, though, the way people do here, so either the Indians are used +From Cochin we took the bus to Alleppey, down the coast. The bus trip took 2 1/2 hours and PJ and Jenny fought all the way. It must have been a hot day or they were too tired, but I couldn't pretend they didn't belong to me, as I sometimes do in Australia when they act up. No one gave me dirty looks, though, the way people do here, so either the Indians are used to seeing their children acting that way, or they figured "What do you expect of Western children?" 
-to seeing their children acting that way, or they figured "What do you expect of Western children?" + 
-Alleppey was in the throws of a 42-day Hindu festival, this being the +Alleppey was in the throws of a 42-day Hindu festival, this being the 31st day. The place was really crowded, so we ended up staying at a less-than-desirable place for $2.40 for two rooms. Jenny and I in one room and Craig and PJ in the other. In places like this I was always happy we had our sleeping sheets with us. I could crawl into the sleeping sheet, pull it up over my head and feel I wasn't touching anything dirty. (Of course, by this time my sleeping sheet was none too clean, but at least it was my own dirt.) 
-31st day. The place was really crowded, so we ended up staying at a less- + 
-than-desirable place for $2.40 for two rooms. Jenny and I in one room and Craig and PJ in the other. In places like this I was always happy we had +We had a quick tour of the town and met up with a fellow named Joseph who took us to a fireworks display in celebration of the festival. It was really spectacular, better than anything I had ever seen here - including the big celebrations in 1970. Joseph showed us all around the temple complex and we watched a group of musicians play lovely Indian music. Quite loud, but interesting. Little did I realize that the music would not stop until alter daylight. 
-our sleeping sees with us. I could crawl into the sleeping sheet, pull it up over my/feel I wasn't touching anything dirty. (Of course, by + 
-this time my sleeping sheet was none too clean, but at least it was my own +The room was quite small and it was very warm, so we had to leave the window open. I was sure the loudspeakers were right outside my window, the music was so loud, but when I checked the next morning, they were at least two blocks away. The concept of noise pollution is an unknown thing in India. How Jenny ever managed to sleep through it all I'll never know, but I sure didn't. However, it did give me the opportunity to catch up on my diary, write some letters, cut my fingernails, sort my pack out, play some solitare, etc. It was loud and long. Actually, if I hadn't been so tired I really would have enjoyed the music, because it was very nice, but twelve hours of it at one stretch was a bit much. 
-We had a quick tour of the town and met up with a fellow named Joseph who took us to a fireworks display in celebration of the festival.. It was + 
-really spectacular, better than anything I had ever seen here - including +The next morning we were up at 6 am to catch the 7.30 ferry to Quilan, a nine hour boat trip through the palm-studded canals for 30c each. We got to the boat deck and knew we must be in the right spot, because there were about eight other Europeans waiting for the same ferry. We all kept waiting. I heard a rumour that the ferry might not be running again that day (it didn't run the previous day), so Craig and another fellow went off to investigate. They came back with the news that the boat may leave at 12.30 that day, but that was the story that was told the day before too. So we made a quick decision to jump on the ferry that was at the dock and take the two hour trip to Kotaya. 
-the big celebrations in 1970. Joseph showed us all around the temple complex and we watched a group of musicians play lovely Indian music. Quite loud, + 
-but interesting. Little did I realize that the music mould not stop until alter daylight. +This was the commuter ferry, so all the Indians spent the time chatting to one another or reading the paper, just as commuters here do. We were all fascinated with the country on either side of the canal. Mostly it was tall beautiful palm treesbut many of them were on little one-tree islands, something I hadn't seen before. The small islands looked to be man-made because they were all in neat rows with one tree on each. I don'understand the reason why it was done like this, but it was interesting. Indians came along selling the very sweet coffee the kids really had taken liking to, so we had a few glasses of that (the theory is: if the glass is too hot to hold, it's too hot to drink). PJ saw one deck hand whose job it was to jump overboard every once in a while, swim back to where the motor was and clear all the weeds off, then jump back on board again. He also noticed that the passengers were nice enough not to use the open-bottomed toilets which were poised over the motors at the time. Leave it to PJ!! 
-The room was quite small and it was very warm, so we had to leave the window open. I was sure the loudspeakers were right autSide my window, the music was so laud, but when I checked the next morning, they were at least two blocks away. The concept of noise Peliution is an unknown thing in India. How Jenny ever managed to sleep through it all I'll never know, but Lsure didn't. However, it did give me the opportunity to catch up on my diary, write some letters, cut my fingernails, sort my pack out, play some solitare, etc. It was loud and lang. Actually, if I hadn't been so tired I'really would have enjoyed the music, because it was very nice, but twelve hours of it at one stretch was a bit much. + 
-The next morning we.-were up-at-6-am-to catch the 7.30 ferry to Quilan, a nine hour boat trip through the palm-studded canals for 30 c each. We got to-the boat deck and knew we must be in the right spot, because there were about eight other EUropeans waiting for the same ferry. We all kept waiting. I heard a rumour that the ferry might not be running again that day (it didn't run the previous day), so Craig and another fellow went off to investigate. They came back with the news that the boat may leave at +Craig was really fascinated with the fact that all the rice paddys were below the level of the canal. The canal was a couple of hundred feet wide with cement walls all along. Very interesting engineering feat. I was wishing George Gray was there to explain how something like that would work. The commuters got off at stops along the way dressed very nicely with nothing in view but these one-tree islands, so I never figured out what their job was. 
-12.30 that day, but that was the storythat was told the day before too. Sc we made a quick decision to jump on the ferry that was at the dock and take the two hour trip to Kotaya. + 
-This was the commuter ferry, so all the Indians spent the time chatting toone another or reading the paper, just as commuters here do. We were all fascinated with the country on either side of the canal. Mostly it was tall beautiful palm trees but many of them were on little one-tree +From Kotayam we took a train to Trivandrum, on the southern tip of India. It was almost dark when we reached Trivandrum, and we really hadn't eaten a proper meal all day. PJ, as usual, was starving and even Jenny said she was hungry. My friend in Bangalore said if we were ever in doubt as to where to stay or eat, to choose something Brahman. Being the highest Hindu caste, it had to be clean. That was what we did now, and the food was among the best we had in India. By this time we had became somewhat of expert "poori" tasters. Pooris are the flat bread chapati which have been deep fried for a minute until they puff up like balloons. The pooris, and everything else we had at this restaurant was wonderful. The kids were so impressed with the huge size of the pooris they kept ordering more. Our bill for this lovely "feed-up" was $1.20 for the four of us. 
-islands, something I hadn't seen before. The small islands looked to be man-made because they were all in neat rows with one tree on each. I don'underutand the reason why it was done like this, but it was interesting. tndians came along selling the very sweet coffee the kids really had taken liking to, so we had a few glasses of that (the theory is: if the glass is too hot to hold, it's too hot to drink). PJ saw one deck hand whose dab it was to jump overboard every once in a while, swim back to where the totor was andclear all the weeds off, then jump back on board again. He also noticed that the passengers were nice enough not to use the open- bottomed toilets which were poised over the motors at the time. Leave it to PJLI + 
-Craig was really fascinated with the fact that _all the rice paddys Were below the level of the canal. The canal was a couple of hundred feetwide with cement walls all along. Very interesting engineering feat. I +Our flight the next day to Columbo was to leave at 2 pm, which meant we had to be at the airport two hours earlier. It took the whole two hours to go through customs and immigration. If the officials would have been slow and thorough, I could have understood it, but they were only slow. For a half-hour flight we had spent four times that waiting. 
-as wishing Geerge Gray was there to explain how something like that would work. The commutors got off at stops along the waydressed very nicely with nothing in view but these one-tree islands, so I never figured out what heir job was. + 
-From Kotayam we took a train to Trivandrum, on the southern tip of India. It was almost dark when we reached Trivandrum, and we really hadn't eaten a proper meal all day. PJ, as usual, was starving and even Jenny said she was hungry. My friend in Bangalore said if we were ever in doubt as to where t. or eat, to choose something Brahman. Being the highest Hindu caste, it had to be clean. That was what we did now, and the food vas among the best we had in India. By this time we had became somewhat of expert "poori" tastors. Pooris are the flat bread chapati which have been deep fried for a minute until they puff up like balloons. The pooris, and everything else we had at thiS-i'ebtiiaiani-was wonderful. The kids were Sb impressed with the huge size of the pnaris they kept orderingEmore. Our bill for this lovely "feed-up" was $1.20 for the four of us. +It was times like this that we were grateful PJ and Jenny are avid readers. PJ bought Enid Blyton books everywhere, and Jenny was into crossword puzzles. Another favourite "waiting game" was "I spy", and in India you can really come up with some interesting things. 
-Our flight the next day to Columbo was to leave at 2 pm, which meant + 
-we had to be at the airport two hours earlier. It took the whole two hours to go through customs and immigration. If the officials would have been slow and thorough, I could have understood it, but they were only slow. For a half-hour flight we had spent four times that waiting. +The difference between Indian and Sri Lankan customs was unbelievable!! We were through in no time at all. A Sydney friend had asked me to get in touch with a friend of hers in Columbo and give her $250 for work that she is doing in slum clearance. That amount of money equals 5,185 Rs and is really a big wad of cash. Needless to say, this Sri Lankan couple welcomed us with open arms, and really went out of their way for us. We had decided we wanted to stay as 'paying guests' while in Sri Lanka. This is where you stay in private homes but pay to stay there. We felt this was a good way to get to know the people better. Our friend, Sreyanie, organized several of these for us. The first place we stayed in Columbo was huge. We had our own area of the house, complete with coloured TV and a dryer, things we don't have back in Sydney. Sreyanie and her husband, Sadha, took us out for dinner that night while the servants looked after the children. 
-It was times like this that we were grateful PJ and Jenny are avid + 
-readers. PJ bought Enid Blyton books everywhere, and Jenny was into +At several places we stayed, we noticed that the fridge, TV, washer, dryer or any "mod cons" the family had were in the living room. We put this down to the very small kitchens, until we got back here and were told by friends who used to live in Sri Lanka that they are all "status symbols" so if you have them you show them off. 
-crossword puzzles. Another favourite "waiting game" was "I spy", and in India you can really come up with some interesting things. + 
-The .difference between Indian and Sri Lankan customs was unbelievablet; We were through in no time at all. A Sydney friend had asked me to get ift touch with a friend of hers in Columbo and give her$250 for work that she is doing in slum clearance. That amount of money equals 5,185 Rs and is really a big wad of cash. Needless to say, this Sri Lankan couple welcomed us with open arms, and really went out of their way for us. Wa +We decided to go from Columbo to Sigiriya, one of the three ancient cities, then on to Anuradhapura, another ancient city, then spend Christmas in Wilpattu National Park before going to Kandy and Ratnapura. We'd have two weeks in Sri Lanka before going back to India for one more week. 
-had decided we wanted to stay as 'paying guests' while in Sri Lanka. This is where you stay in private homes but pay to stay there. We felt this was a good way to get to know the people better. Our friend, Sreyanie + 
-P-age 14 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAIKER April1981. +You may be wandering why we spent two weeks in India, then flew to Sri Lanka for two weeks and then back to India for one week. The cheapest fare we could find was to Madras, even though we had to fly through Bombay. So we did the west coast of southern India, then flew to Sri Lanka from Trivandrum, and then back to Trivandrum and continued up the east side to Madras again. So it really wasn't as unorganised as it may seem. 
-organized several of these for us. The first place we stayed in Columbo was huge. We had our _own area of the house, complete with coloured TV + 
-ad a dryer, things we don't have back in Sydney. Sreyanie and her husband, Sadha, took us out for dinner that night while the servants looked after the children. +To be continued..
-At several places we stayed, we noticed that the fridge, TV, washer, dryer or any "mod cons" the family had were in the living roan. We put this down to the very small kitchens, until we got back here and were told by friends who used to live in Sri Lanka that they are all "status symbols" so if you have them you show them off. + 
-We decided to go from Columba to Sigiriya, one of the three ancient +=====Our HonSolicitor.===== 
-cities, then on to Anuradhapura, another ancient city, then spend Christmas + 
-in Wilpattu National Park before going to Kandy and Ratnapura. We'd have two weeks in Sri Lanka before going back to India for one more week. +
-You may be wandering why we spent two weeks in India, then flew to Sri Lanka for two weeks and then back to India for one week. The cheapest fare we could find was to Madras, even though we had to fly through Bombay. So +
-we did the west coast of southern India, then flew to Sri Lanka from Trivandrum, and then back to Trivandrum and continued up the east side to Madras again. +
-So it really wasn't as unorganised as it may seem. +
-TO BE CONTINUED+
-* * * * * * * * * * * +
-OUR HONSOLICITOR+
 The Club's Hon. Solicitor, Colin Broad, has just celebrated his 50 years as a solicitor. The Club's Hon. Solicitor, Colin Broad, has just celebrated his 50 years as a solicitor.
-At Tom MopTett's invitation in the early 1950s he became our Hon.Solicitor at the time we were transfering our holding at North North Era to the Royal National Park, and he has given his legal assistance in our acquiring Coolana + 
-lands. Although he has worked so consistantly for the Club he has never +At Tom Moppett's invitation in the early 1950s he became our Hon. Solicitor at the time we were transferring our holding at North Era to the Royal National Park, and he has given his legal assistance in our acquiring Coolana lands. Although he has worked so consistently for the Club he has never became an active member, but several years ago he was given Honorary Membership. However he did many skiing trips with early members, especially Tom Moppett and Paddy Pallin. 
-became an active member, but several years ago he was given Honorary Member- +
-ship. However he did many skiing trips with early members, especially Tom +
-Moppett and Paddy Pallin.+
 He recalls exciting ski trips to the Chalet from the old Kosciusko Hotel, when guests were driven up by horse and waggon and the mail to the Chalet was delivered by dog team. There were no bridges over the creeks and crossing on verglassed (i.e. iced up) rocks with skis on was always an excitement. He recalls exciting ski trips to the Chalet from the old Kosciusko Hotel, when guests were driven up by horse and waggon and the mail to the Chalet was delivered by dog team. There were no bridges over the creeks and crossing on verglassed (i.e. iced up) rocks with skis on was always an excitement.
 +
 Congratulations, Colin! Congratulations, Colin!
  
 +=====The Annual General Meeting - March, 1981.=====
 +
 +by Barry Wallace.
 +
 +There were about 45 members present at this year's A.G.M. when El Presidente gonged the gong and called the meeting to order. The time was just after 8.00 pm and there were apologies from Helen Gray, Owen Marks, and several more whom I did not get down.
 +
 +The Minutes of the previous General Meeting were read and received, but not before we welcomed our only new member for the month, John Jennings.
 +
 +Correspondence brought a letter from Alan and Alice Wyborn advising of their resignation, a letter from the N.S.W. Premier's Department in response to our earlier letter protesting the plan to permit underground coal mining in National Parks, a letter to Tom Herbert asking for info. about "The Bone" and a letter to the National Trust regarding the Estate of the late Marie Byles.
  
-Page 15 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1981. 
-THE ANNUAL GENERAL IVIEETING.  
-. .. MARCH, 1981.. by Barry Wallace. 
-There were about 45 members present at this year's A.G.M. when El 
-Presidente gonged the gong and called the meeting to order. The time was 
-just after 8.00 pm and there were apologies from Helen Gray, Owen Marks, 
-and several more wham I did not get down. 
-The Minutes of the previous General Meeting were read and received, 
-but not before we welcomed our only new member for the month, John Jennings.. 
-Correspondence brought a letter from Alan and Alice Wyborn advising of their resignation, a letter from the N.S.W. Premier's Department in response to our earlier letter protesting the plan to permit underground coal mining 
-in National Parks, a letter to Tom Herbert asking for info. about "The Bone" 
-and a letter to the National Trust regarding the Estate of the late Marie Byles. 
 The Club's annual reports were taken as read and duly accepted on the voices. Someone then moved the suspension of such of the standing orders as necessary be suspended in order to permit the election of officers to proceed concurrently with the business of the meeting, and, despite a quibble from one member, this was passed, and it was on. The Club's annual reports were taken as read and duly accepted on the voices. Someone then moved the suspension of such of the standing orders as necessary be suspended in order to permit the election of officers to proceed concurrently with the business of the meeting, and, despite a quibble from one member, this was passed, and it was on.
-You already know (if you read the mag) who is doing what for the next + 
-year. The President, V.Ps., Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Walks Secretary, Social Sec. (he didn't even have to leave the country this year) and New Members Secretary were all elected unopposed. It was only when we came to Committee Members that things got tough, up to then we were +You already know (if you read the mag) who is doing what for the next year. The President, V.Ps., Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Walks Secretary, Social Sec. (he didn't even have to leave the country this year) and New Members Secretary were all elected unopposed. It was only when we came to Committee Members that things got tough, up to then we were electing people as fast as Barbara could write them up on the board. We shall draw a discreet veil over the exact details, but we eventually elected people for most of the jobs. Only the Federation Delegates are a bit light on. Not as individuals, I hasten to add. There also seem to be a lot of people on the Coolana Committee, but that had something to do with special aptitudes. 
-electing people as fast as Barbara could write them up on the board. We shall draw a discreet veil over the exact details, but we eventually elected + 
-people for most of the jobs. Only the Federation Delegates are a bit light on. Not as individuals, I hasten to add. There also seem to be a lot of people on the Coolana Committee, but that had something to do with special aptitudes. +The Treasurer's Report indicates that we started the month with $2435.52, gained $131.40, spent $318.49 and ended up with $2248.43. The Coolana account had a closing balance of $272.15. 
-The Treasurer's Report indicates that We started the month with $2435.52, gained $131.40, spent $318.49 and ended up with $2248.43. The Coolana account had a closing balance of $272.15. + 
-Federation Report told of the preparation of a submission to the N.S.W. Forestry Commission on the Washpool Forest logging proposal, of a letter to Sepator Don-Chipp.supporting his stand on South-West Tassie and of a suggestion that Federation support the formation of a club to be called the Wild Rivers Club. +Federation Report told of the preparation of a submission to the N.S.W. Forestry Commission on the Washpool Forest logging proposal, of a letter to Senator Don Chipp supporting his stand on South-West Tassie and of a suggestion that Federation support the formation of a club to be called the Wild Rivers Club. 
-The Treasurer then rose to propose the level of subs. for the coming + 
-year. Despite some initial wonderment everyone accepted the proposed REDUCTION in subs. Now pay, blast youll +The Treasurer then rose to propose the level of subs. for the coming year. Despite some initial wonderment everyone accepted the proposed REDUCTION in subs. Now pay, blast you!! 
-The Coolana Report indicates that the proposed land swap to secure the upper section of escarpment at our entrance has now been completed. The bushfire damage to the block is healing rapidly and George Gray has been authorised to buy replacement ag. pipe for the water supply. He has also + 
-been authorised to buy a replacement seat for the out-building which was +The Coolana Report indicates that the proposed land swap to secure the upper section of escarpment at our entrance has now been completed. The bushfire damage to the block is healing rapidly and George Gray has been authorised to buy replacement ag. pipe for the water supply. He has also been authorised to buy a replacement seat for the out-building which was damaged in the fire. 
-damaged in the fire. + 
-Page 16 Thill SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1981. +The first two walks for mention in the Walks Report had no report. They were Vic Lewin's Burnt Flat Creek - Wollondilly River and return, damper bake-off of the 13,14,15th February, and David Rutherford's Lane Cave River canoe trip on the 15th - your guess is as good as anyones, and just a bit better than mine. Jim Brown made up for all that by reporting his Heathcote - Woronora Junction - Heathcote Sunday trip as having 12 plus l starters. The weather was hot and steamy but the pools were beaut. 
-The first two walks for mention in the Walks Report had no report. They were Vic Lewin's Burnt FIa:t-Creek .:-"Wolioridilly River and return, damper bake-off of the 13,14,15th Februa.-rY, and David Rutherford's Lane Cave River canoe trip on the 15th - -ffour guess is as good as anyones, + 
-and just a bib better than mine. Jim Brown made up for all that by reporting his Heathcote-Woronora Junction - Heathcote Sunday trip as having 12 plus lstarters. The weather was hot and steamy but the pools were beaut. +The Barry Wallace Murruin Creek rock-hop of the 20,21,22 February was relocated somewhat to keep the party on the good side of a rather swollen Wollondilly. There were about 10 starters, the weather was overcast but mostly fine and they went to the Nattai instead. Ian Debert's 8 starters on his Bouddi Park walk were not so fortunate, they were in the rainy part of the state and mentioned mosquitoes. David Ingram's Waterfall to Heathcote walk on the 22nd February had an unspecified number of starters and ended up returning to Waterfall in a shower of snakes. There was no report of Marcia Shappert's Apple Tree Bay walk scheduled for the same day. 
-The Barry Wallace Murruin Creek rock-hop of the 20,21,22 February was relocated somewhat to keep the party on the good side of a rather swollen Fbllondilly. There were about 10 starters, the weather was overcast but mostly fine and they went to theji.attai instead. Ian Debert's 8 starters on his Bouddi Park walk were not so fortunate, they were in the rainy part of the state and mentioned mosquitoes. David Ingram's Waterfall to Heath- cote walk on the 22nd February had an unspecified number of starters and + 
-ended up returning to Waterfall in a shower of snakes. There was no report +The new month started with David Rostron's Whungee Whungee Creek trip of 27,28 February, 1st March. There were 4 starters and they couldn't get down the creek. Jim Percy led 10 starters on his Lake Louise, Mt.Ayre, Lake Louise ramble that same weekend. The weather was good, and they all survived even though the Shoalhaven was somewhat muddy. Meryl Watman had 12 people on her Gurramboola Heights to Heathcote stroll which we are told went as programmed. Peter Christian had about 10 starters on the other day walk, also in the Heathcote area. 
-Of Marcia Shappert's Apple Tree Bay walk scheduled for the same day. + 
-The new month started with David Rostron's Whungee Nhungee Creek trip of 27,28 February, 1st March. There were 4 starters and they couldn't get down the creek. Jim Percy led 10 starters on his Lake Louise, Mt.Ayre, +The following weekend, 6,7,8 March saw Wayne Steele leading 6 people on his Carlon's, Splendour Rock, Galong Creek, Carlons classic while Fazeley Read reported 14 people and good weather on her Gospers Mountain walk. The two day walks were led by Peter Sargeant and Kath Brown. Peter had 6 prospectives and 7 members but there was no report of his scheduled Glenbrook Creek trip. Kath had 12 starters who did their trip in reverse to avoid congregating with the 35 or so N.P.A. members they met on the train. 
-Lake Louise ramble that same weekend. The weather was good, and they all + 
-survived even though the Shoalhaven was somewhat muddy. Meryl Nathan had +General Business saw the Club refer a question of a new fence across the Six Foot Track to Federation for action, and a motion of commendation for the Club Treasurer. 
-12 people on her Gurrtimboola Heights to Heathcote stroll which we are told went as programmed. Peter Christian had about 10 starters on the other day Walk, also in the Heathcote area. + 
-The following weekend, 6,7,8 March saw Wayne Steele leading 6 people +It was then only a matter of the new/old President declaring the meeting closed with the traditional "Let us Re-une!" at 9.28 pm, by which time the number of members present had risen to about 70. The drawing power of our coffee and bikkies never ceases to amaze me. 
-on his Carlon's, Splendour Rock, Galong Creek, Canons classic while Fazeley Read reported 14 people and good weather on her Gospers]aountain walk. The . wo day walks were led by Peter Sargeant and Kath Brown. Peter had 6 prospectives and 7 members but there was no report of his scheduled Glenbrook Creek trip. Kath had 12 starters who did their trip in reverse to avoid congregating with the 35 or so N.P.A. members they met on the train. + 
-General Business saw the Club refer a question of a new fence across the Six Foot Track to Federation for action, and a motion of commendation for the Club Treasurer. +=====Walks Announcement.=====  
-It was then only a matter of the new/old President declaring the +
-meeting closed with the traditional "Let us Re-unel" at 9.28 pm, by which +
-time the number of members present had risen to about 70. The drawing power of our coffee and bikkies never ceases to amaze me. +
-* * * * * * * * * * * * * * +
-Page 17 THE SYDNEY BUSHWAAKER April, 1981. +
-........  +
-WALKS ANNOUNCEMENT+
 An additional walk for the first weekend of the school holidays Friday 8th May to Monday 11th May is being arranged as follows:- An additional walk for the first weekend of the school holidays Friday 8th May to Monday 11th May is being arranged as follows:-
-Canon's Farm - Breakfast Creek - Scrubbers Saddle - Jenolan River - Kumbedah Creek - Mt. Queahgong -Mt. Jenolan - Cox's River - Carlon's. 40 km MEDIUM - Map: Jenolan.+ 
 +Carlon's Farm - Breakfast Creek - Scrubbers Saddle - Jenolan River - Kumbedah Creek - Mt. Queahgong - Mt. Jenolan - Cox's River - Carlon's. 40 km Medium - Map: Jenolan. 
 The leader has located the wreck of a Cessna 182 which came down in 1968 on Mt. Queahgong and he proposes to show it to the party. It may also be possible (time permitting) to do a side trip to Mt. Guauogang. The leader has located the wreck of a Cessna 182 which came down in 1968 on Mt. Queahgong and he proposes to show it to the party. It may also be possible (time permitting) to do a side trip to Mt. Guauogang.
-Private transport. Please contact Leader: GEORGE WALTON. Phone 498,7956. + 
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR MAY by Peter Miller. Wednesday, May 20th: SQUARE DA.NCDTG+Private transport. Please contact Leader: George Walton. Phone 498,7956. 
-The last square dance evening was very successful and with the cooler weather now is the time to repeat the fun. An experienced caller -will + 
-show how it is done and it doesn't matter if you have two left feet (like +=====Social Notes For May.===== 
-most bushwalkers) you can still enjoy the evening. Wednesday, May 27th: TARONGA PARK VETERINARY HOSPITAL+ 
-Ted Finnie is the chief veterinarian at Taronga Park and has many Atories to tell about the hospital. We have all visited Taronga Park and it will be interesting to knAw what goes on behind the scenes. +by Peter Miller. 
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS, 1981. + 
 +====Wednesday, May 20th: Square dancing.==== 
 + 
 +The last square dance evening was very successful and with the cooler weather now is the time to repeat the fun. An experienced caller will show how it is done and it doesn't matter if you have two left feet (like most bushwalkers) you can still enjoy the evening. 
 + 
 +====Wednesday, May 27th: Taronga Park Veterinary Hospital.==== 
 + 
 +Ted Finnie is the chief veterinarian at Taronga Park and has many stories to tell about the hospital. We have all visited Taronga Park and it will be interesting to know what goes on behind the scenes. 
 + 
 +=====Annual Subscriptions, 1981.===== 
 This year the annual subscriptions for active members are:- This year the annual subscriptions for active members are:-
-Single member 9 + 
-Married couple $12 +|Single member| $9| 
-Full-time student +|Married couple|$12| 
-Non-active member with magazine posted $7 +|Full-time student| $7| 
-It II Ii without " $2+|Non-active member with magazine posted$7| 
 +|Non-active member without magazine posted| $2
 Subscriptions can be paid to the Treasurer, Tony Marshall, or to John Holly at the club, or mailed to Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O.SydnaY, 2001. Please advise details of membership required. Subscriptions can be paid to the Treasurer, Tony Marshall, or to John Holly at the club, or mailed to Sydney Bush Walkers, Box 4476 G.P.O.SydnaY, 2001. Please advise details of membership required.
-XX-XXXXXXXX + 
-CONGRATULATIONS - to Rosemary Edmunds and Ben Butler who were married . last month. +---- 
-COVERS for Foam Rolls - $2.50 Fazeley Read - Phone 909,3671. + 
-"Sleeping Bags - $2.50 - Helena Gray - Phone 8696263ALL PROCEEDS TO THE "COOLANO FUND+__Congratulations__ - to Rosemary Edmunds and Ben Butler who were married last month. 
-1---,acje- ,T1'117, s_S-73.11,71 , 1S81 + 
-HT,'S .:h.1(.117G s.OT.Ji!TAILI+---- 
 + 
 +Covers for Foam Rolls - $2.50 Fazeley Read - Phone 909,3671. 
 + 
 +Covers for Sleeping Bags - $2.50 - Helena Gray - Phone 86,6263. 
 + 
 +All proceeds to the "Coolana" Fund
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====He's Making Mountain.===== 
 (Extract from Himalayan journal) (Extract from Himalayan journal)
-On Most 'weekends the ,stoc73ed figure of Yzvid Sawhins can be secn climbing the sloes ofTownsville''s.CastleHill with a sack of gravel on his back. + 
-3iall%ins has a strange obsessi.on. He is makinq a mountain. +On most weekends the stooped figure of Mr. David Sawkins can be seen climbing the slopes of Townsville's Castle Hill with a sack of gravel on his back. 
-Castle 2a17ono of the coastal landmarks of far .!orth Queensiana, is, rIccording to a recent survcy, about 16 inches short of the height that would make it a full flecmr7i mountain- 1,000 feet. + 
-So Zor the last 10 veers 2.r.- 3am2zins anel six frienels vho formed the Castle :lountain fraternity have been giving 1:ature hanrl?zme iith buckets, sna16s- -and sacs they have been cmerrying gravel and lugging it to ;:he to of the 11113 over +Mr. Sawkins has a strange obsession. He is making a mountain. 
-uare path they are builraing u-)"that elusivE-; 15 inchec.- + 
-3ecaus,I.D when this becomes a mountain +Castle Hillone of the coastal landmarks of far North Queensland, is, according to a recent survey, about 18 inches short of the height that would make it a full fledged mountain - 1,000 feet. 
-of7 the ,r11..ace 'LIi11 ChangO , ir. Sa7.1%i/.1S said + 
-s the atmos.?hcoo of the thin.. A h:'_7.1 molmtain, boy, that's really something." +So for the last 10 years MrSawkins and six friends who formed the Castle Mountain fraternity have been giving Nature handArmed with buckets, spades and sacks they have been quarrying gravel and lugging it to the top of the hill over a 90' square path they are building up that elusive 18 inches
-******************** + 
-the ,:ti'aoln atmosphonl: ycst,rdav. +Why? "Because when this becomes a mountain the whole atmosphere will change," MrSawkins said yesterday. 
-lust a 11111 but a+ 
 +"It's the atmosphere of the thing. A hill is just a hill but a mountain, boy, that's really something." 
 + 
 +---- 
 Congratulations to Club members, Helen Rowan and Brian Goldstraw, who have Congratulations to Club members, Helen Rowan and Brian Goldstraw, who have
 announced their engagement. announced their engagement.
-******,4;.***,6k*-******* + 
-Tickets for the Dot Butler Anniversary Party are included in this magazine. Please consider these tickets as a reminder ofand an invitation to, he event.+---- 
 + 
 +Tickets for the Dot Butler Anniversary Party are included in this magazine. Please consider these tickets as a reminder ofand an invitation to, the event. 
 (We hope to see you on the night, but if you can't come there is no need to return your tickets.) (We hope to see you on the night, but if you can't come there is no need to return your tickets.)
-********************. 
-Page- 19 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER April, 1981. 
-************************************************************************* EASTER PLANNER George Gray 
  
-Having trouble finding when Easter will occur? The reasonfor the variabilIty of Easter is because Easter day, as defined by the First Council of +=====Easter Planner.===== 
-Nicala (A.D. 325) is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. + 
-The earliest possible Easter date is 22nd March and the latest possible date is the 25th April. A recently published algarithm attributed to Gauss and +George Gray 
-modified by O'Beirne simplifies the determination. Herewith is a table to + 
-enable you to plan your Easters. +Having trouble finding when Easter will occur? The reason for the variabilIty of Easter is because Easter day, as defined by the First Council of Nicala (A.D. 325) is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. 
-ES TER SUNDAYS + 
- 11 Apr 1982 8 Apr 2012 21 Apr 2041 30 Mar 2070 +The earliest possible Easter date is 22nd March and the latest possible date is the 25th April. A recently published algarithm attributed to Gauss and modified by O'Beirne simplifies the determination. Herewith is a table to enable you to plan your Easters. 
- 16 Apr 1995 20 Apr 2025 29 Mar 2054 + 
-4 Apr 2083 +Easter Sundays: 
-7 Apr 1996 + 
- 5 Apr 2026 18 Apr 2055 26 Max 2084 +|11 Apr 1982|8 Apr 2012|21 Apr 2041|30 Mar 2070| 
-3 Apr 2089 +|3 Apr 1983|31 Mar 2013|6 Apr 2042|19 Apr 2071| 
- 31 Max 2002 28 Mar 2032 10 Apr 2061 +|22 Apr 1984|20 Apr 2014|29 Mar 2043|10 Apr 2072| 
-16 Apr 2090 +|7 Apr 1985|5 Apr 2015|17 Apr 2044|26 Mar 2073| 
- 20 Apr 2003 17 Apr 2033 26 Mar 2062 8 Apr 2091 +|30 Mar 1986|27 Mar 2016|9 Apr 2045|15 Apr 2074| 
- 11 Apr 2004 9 Apr 2034 15 Apr 2063 30 Mar 2092 +|19 Apr 1987|16 Apr 2017|25 Mar 2046|7 Apr 2075| 
- 27 Max 2005 25 Max 2035 6 Apr 2064 12 Apr 2093 +|3 Apr 1988|1 Apr 2018|14 Apr 2047|19 Apr 2076| 
- 16 Apr 2006 13 Apr 2036 29 Max 2065 4 Apr 2094 +|26 Mar 1989|21 Apr 2019|5 Apr 2048|11 Apr 2077| 
- 8 Apr 2007 5 Apr 2037 11 Apr 2066 24 Apr 2095 +|15 Apr 1990|12 Apr 2020|18 Apr 2049|3 Apr 2078| 
- 23 Mar 2008 25 Apr 2038 3 Apr 2067 15 Apr 2096 +|31 Mar 1991|4 Apr 2021|10 Apr 2050|23 Apr 2079| 
- 12 Apr 2009 10 Apr 2039 22 Apr 2068 31 Mar 2097 +|19 Apr 1992|17 Apr 2022|2 Apr 2051|7 Apr 2080| 
- 4 Apr 2010 1 Apr 2040 14 Apr 2069 20 Apr 2098 +|11 Apr 1993|9 Apr 2023|21 Apr 2052|30 Mar 2081| 
-24 Apr 2011 ' +|3 Apr 1994|31 Mar 2024|6 Apr 2053|19 Apr 2082| 
-  +|16 Apr 1995|20 Apr 2025|29 Mar 2054|4 Apr 2083| 
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-Page 5YDE7..Y. 513HT.: . April, 1981. + 
-This month was a sad one for the Club with the death of two members, +----- 
-George Dibley and June Tuffley. + 
-********************** +This month was a sad one for the Club with the death of two members, George Dibley and June Tuffley. 
-MEMUIIES OF GEORGE DIW.,EY'3Y TIM COFFEY + 
-In June, 1937 when I joined the 6.3.W. George Dibley was an experienced walker of 5 years membership. George was a strong walker and although quietly spoken he had a good sense of humour. We were away 2 weeks in the New-Ungland +---- 
-Ranges with Max Gentle who would not eat salt under any circumstances. George + 
-salted the porridge each morning and always smilingly asked Max how he en- +=====Memories of George Dibley.===== 
-joyed it. "Great!" was always the reply. In Tasmania when we were climbing a chimney near the top of 14tOsso the strap on Georp.;e's new camera case + 
-broke. George was vertically above and the camera was dangling above my face. George called "How about buying a cheap camera!"+By Tim Coffey. 
-George walked in New Zealand for 3 months with Gordon Smith and party. rt Whiner taught him to swim during the trip. When he returned we walked wn the Natal and over the Getover to the Wollondilly and to Jack Deberts old campsite. We all stripped off, dived in and swam across the big pool.On the other bank we couldn't land because of dense reeds. George grabbed me and held on and I had quite a job to haul his 16 stone back across the river. We asked "What happened?". George replied "I didn't learn to turn".+ 
 +In June, 1937 when I joined the S.B.W. George Dibley was an experienced walker of 5 years membership. George was a strong walker and although quietly spoken he had a good sense of humour. We were away 2 weeks in the New England Ranges with Max Gentle who would not eat salt under any circumstances. George salted the porridge each morning and always smilingly asked Max how he enjoyed it. "Great!" was always the reply. In Tasmania when we were climbing a chimney near the top of MtOssa the strap on George's new camera case broke. George was vertically above and the camera was dangling above my face. George called "How about buying a cheap camera!". 
 + 
 +George walked in New Zealand for 3 months with Gordon Smith and party. Bert Whiller taught him to swim during the trip. When he returned we walked down the Nattai and over the Getover to the Wollondilly and to Jack Debert'old campsite. We all stripped off, dived in and swam across the big pool. On the other bank we couldn't land because of dense reeds. George grabbed me and held on and I had quite a job to haul his 16 stone back across the river. We asked "What happened?". George replied "I didn't learn to turn". 
 George was a great music lover and a very artistic photographer, especially of flowers and birds. He and Marie spent 2 years of their retirement working for the Ornithology Department at Sydney Museum. George was a great music lover and a very artistic photographer, especially of flowers and birds. He and Marie spent 2 years of their retirement working for the Ornithology Department at Sydney Museum.
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 George was a great friend and we will all miss him. We extend our condolences to his good wife Marie. George was a great friend and we will all miss him. We extend our condolences to his good wife Marie.
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-MLNORIES OF JUNE TUFFLEY 
-Members were saddened to hear cf the death of Club member, June Tuffley, who passed away in Brisbane on April 15th after a short illness. 
-June became interested in Bushwalking in her home town 3risbano. and 
-joined our Club in 1970. Very active for several years, she slowed downidailsb 
-she obtained her 3.A. but had again become active just prior to becoming ill. 
-June loved the bush and strove to pass her love on to others. One activity was to organise and lead bushwalks for her patients at Mt. Wilga 
-Rehabilitation Hospital at Hornsby. 
-June will be sadly missed by all who knew her and walked with her. We extend our sympathy to her parents and two brothers. 
-********************** 
  
 +=====Memories of June Tuffley.=====
 +
 +Members were saddened to hear of the death of Club member, June Tuffley, who passed away in Brisbane on April 15th after a short illness.
 +
 +June became interested in Bushwalking in her home town Brisbane and joined our Club in 1970. Very active for several years, she slowed down whilst she obtained her B.A. but had again become active just prior to becoming ill.
 +
 +June loved the bush and strove to pass her love on to others. One activity was to organise and lead bushwalks for her patients at Mt. Wilga Rehabilitation Hospital at Hornsby.
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 +June will be sadly missed by all who knew her and walked with her. We extend our sympathy to her parents and two brothers.
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