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 A leisurely start to Sunday enabled some of us to slip away and view the 'Passage of Time' an intriguing series of rocky fissures, providing a labyrinth of passageways, some of which descended into dark and secret depths. As much as we would have liked; we were unable to explore this remarkable and romantically named place, as the remainder of the party were waiting to depart. Some scrub bashing now ensued, although it was not of a very vindictive nature, and we were provided with cooler conditions than the previous day, with overcast skies, some wind and at times light rain. A leisurely start to Sunday enabled some of us to slip away and view the 'Passage of Time' an intriguing series of rocky fissures, providing a labyrinth of passageways, some of which descended into dark and secret depths. As much as we would have liked; we were unable to explore this remarkable and romantically named place, as the remainder of the party were waiting to depart. Some scrub bashing now ensued, although it was not of a very vindictive nature, and we were provided with cooler conditions than the previous day, with overcast skies, some wind and at times light rain.
  
-We lunched on the edge of the plateau, enjoying once again some extensive views, and then dropped off the side of a ridge, sidling along through luxurious ferns until reaching the foot of the nose. Descending once more to the tranquil junction of Booligah and Danjera Creeks, we had afternoon tea and a pleasant swim. All that was left now was the ascent of the far slope and the scramble up through the narrow rocky passageways of Blayden's Pass.+We lunched on the edge of the plateau, enjoying once again some extensive views, and then dropped off the side of a ridge, sidling along through luxurious ferns until reaching the foot of the nose. Descending once more to the tranquil junction of Boolijah and Danjera Creeks, we had afternoon tea and a pleasant swim. All that was left now was the ascent of the far slope and the scramble up through the narrow rocky passageways of Blayden's Pass.
  
 Led by Jan Mohandas, the party did this at something of a sprint, then paused at the top to relax and review our route of the weekend. Thanks were given to Bob for a delightful weekend and once again the fire trail echoed to the 'rev' of engines as the party departed homewards. Led by Jan Mohandas, the party did this at something of a sprint, then paused at the top to relax and review our route of the weekend. Thanks were given to Bob for a delightful weekend and once again the fire trail echoed to the 'rev' of engines as the party departed homewards.
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 In the first week of April we lost one of our foundation members, Jack Cockerill, who died in his 88th year. He joined the Mountain Trails Club in 1917, and later the S.B.W. This cheerful and energetic man is commemorated by "Cockerills Lookout", a point on the Moola Range, overlooking the Upper Kowmung. Thanks to Jeff Rigby for sending this information to The Bushwalker. In the first week of April we lost one of our foundation members, Jack Cockerill, who died in his 88th year. He joined the Mountain Trails Club in 1917, and later the S.B.W. This cheerful and energetic man is commemorated by "Cockerills Lookout", a point on the Moola Range, overlooking the Upper Kowmung. Thanks to Jeff Rigby for sending this information to The Bushwalker.
  
-===== BUSHFIRES! =====+===== Bushfires! =====
    
-What would you do if your campfire 'got away' from you? Would you know how to extinguish it without water? How to prevent a major bushfire starting? What not to do.. where not to go? If you do'nt, come along on Wednesday 31st May and learn all the do's and dolnts from Ben Esgate. Ben has a swag of slides on bushfires and an even bigger swag of knowledge from years of fighting fires in the Blue Mountains. Learn what every bushwalker should know, but very few do!.+What would you do if your campfire 'got away' from you? Would you know how to extinguish it without water? How to prevent a major bushfire starting? What not to do.. where not to go? If you don't, come along on Wednesday 31st May and learn all the do's and don'ts from Ben Esgate. Ben has a swag of slides on bushfires and an even bigger swag of knowledge from years of fighting fires in the Blue Mountains. Learn what every bushwalker should know, but very few do!
  
-===== SCOUTS STRANDED IN BUSH CAVE =====+===== Scouts stranded in Bush Cave ===== 
 + 
 + - by Alec Field - Daily Telegraph, 3 April '89
  
- - by Alec Field - Daily Telegraph, 3 April 189 
 Seven scouts - one with an ankle injury - huddled in a cave last night as torrential rain raised swollen creeks in a south coast ravine. The scouts, four days overdue on a 60 km trek through rugged country, were stranded by flash floods. Seven scouts - one with an ankle injury - huddled in a cave last night as torrential rain raised swollen creeks in a south coast ravine. The scouts, four days overdue on a 60 km trek through rugged country, were stranded by flash floods.
-All aged 15 to 17 and from Cnnberra, they were found yesterday below cliffs at Mount Talaterang, north west of Milton, by searchers with the N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. More than 50 bushwalkers joined the search after helicopters were grounded by bad weather.+ 
 +All aged 15 to 17 and from Canberra, they were found yesterday below cliffs at Mount Talaterang, north west of Milton, by searchers with the N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. More than 50 bushwalkers joined the search after helicopters were grounded by bad weather. 
 The search breakthrough came yesterday when the bushwalkers found a log entry in a book at a bush campsite near Mount Talaterang. Three bushwalkers trekked to cliffs above the Talaterang Falls and their calls were heard by the stranded scouts in the ravine. The search breakthrough came yesterday when the bushwalkers found a log entry in a book at a bush campsite near Mount Talaterang. Three bushwalkers trekked to cliffs above the Talaterang Falls and their calls were heard by the stranded scouts in the ravine.
-The bushwalkers set up a shelter in a cave beneath the cliffs. Late yesterday, another bushwalking team established a base radio station above the ravine to provide contact with the group for a rescue attemp today. "There was absolutely no chance of getting them out by helicopter today so we've decided to walk them out tomorrow or bring in helicopters if weather conditions improve," Mr Roach said.+ 
 +The bushwalkers set up a shelter in a cave beneath the cliffs. Late yesterday, another bushwalking team established a base radio station above the ravine to provide contact with the group for a rescue attempt today. "There was absolutely no chance of getting them out by helicopter today so we've decided to walk them out tomorrow or bring in helicopters if weather conditions improve," Mr Roach said. 
 Heavy rains have deluged the area during the past three days and creeks rose by 1 metre in less than 24 hours to 2 pm yesterday. Heavy rains have deluged the area during the past three days and creeks rose by 1 metre in less than 24 hours to 2 pm yesterday.
 +
 (For the first time, bushwalkers with S & R have been acknowledged by the press! ED.) (For the first time, bushwalkers with S & R have been acknowledged by the press! ED.)
- +===== Federation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW =====
-===== FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS NSW =====+
  
  - Notes taken at April meeting.  - Notes taken at April meeting.
 +
 A special meeting was held at National Trust Centre to discuss incorporation and insurance. The main decisions were:- A special meeting was held at National Trust Centre to discuss incorporation and insurance. The main decisions were:-
-+  * The Draft Constitution was adopted, with some amendments, the main points amended oeing listed below. 
-The Draft Constitution was adopted, with some amendments, the main points amended oeing listed below. +  Having agreed on the Constitution, it was resolved to proceed with an application for Incorporation. 
-Having agreed on the Constitution, it was resolved to proceed with an application for Incorporation. +  It was agreed that Public Liability Insurance be undertaken. A policy offered by Insurance Exchange of Australia, with Norwich Insurance was agreed to, the premium in the initial year to be 50 cents per member covered. 
-It was agreed that Public Liability Insurance be'undertaken. A policy offered by Insurance Exchange of Australia, with Norwiei Insurance was agreed to, the premium in the initial year to be 50 cents permember covered. +  A further insurance policy offering some degree of Personal Accident Insurance from the same company was held in abeyance for further consideration. Such a policy would involve an additional premium of $1.50 per member (total $2 for two insurance cover). The offer from the insurer will be circulated to all Clubs, which will be required to indicate if they desire the additional Personal Accident policy. 
-A further insurance policy offering some degree of Personal Accident Insurance from the same company was held in abeyance for further consideration. Such a policy would involve an additional premium of $1.50 per member (total $2 for two insurance cover). The offer from the insurer will be circulated to all Clubs, which will be required to indicate if they desire the additional Personal Accident policy.+
 The more significant amendments to the Draft Constitution were:- The more significant amendments to the Draft Constitution were:-
-1. The term "Federation" will be changed to "Confederation" (this because the word "federation" implies an Australia-wide body). 
-2. The"Objects" clause altered to include provision to "Maintain a Search & Rescue Organisation" which will be affiliated with other volunteer rescue bodies. 
-3. The category "Associate Membership" to be discontinued. All Clubs to be full members of the Confederation. 
-4. A proposal that the number of delegates be variable, depending on the size of the Club, 
-wa held over for further discussion. It was suggested the ratio be 1 delegate up to 50 members; 2 for 51/100 members; 3 for 101/150 members, and 4 delegates for clubs with over 150 members. 
-5. General Meetings of the Confederation to be held monthly or as determined by a General Meeting. 
-It is expected that the process of Incorporation will involve a period of at least three months, which should give time for Clubs to decide on the Insurance Policies. 
  
 +  - The term "Federation" will be changed to "Confederation" (this because the word "federation" implies an Australia-wide body).
 +  - The "Objects" clause altered to include provision to "Maintain a Search & Rescue Organisation" which will be affiliated with other volunteer rescue bodies.
 +  - The category "Associate Membership" to be discontinued. All Clubs to be full members of the Confederation.
 +  - A proposal that the number of delegates be variable, depending on the size of the Club,  was held over for further discussion. It was suggested the ratio be 1 delegate up to 50 members; 2 for 51/100 members; 3 for 101/150 members, and 4 delegates for clubs with over 150 members.
 +  - General Meetings of the Confederation to be held monthly or as determined by a General Meeting.
  
-===== SOCIAL NOTES =====+It is expected that the process of Incorporation will involve a period of at least three months, which should give time for Clubs to decide on the Insurance Policies. 
 +===== Social Notes =====
  by Dot Butler  by Dot Butler
-Wednesday, 21st June - Keith Muir, Project Officer of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, will give us a slide presentation they have prepared to explain the case for a Nattai National Park. This area should be reserved for lightweight bushwalking, meaning US, so come along and give encouragement. 
-Wednesday, 28th June - A great night when Col Putt and Dr Graham Budd will co-operate in showing their wonderful adventure to Heard Island in the refurbished lobster fishing boat 'Patenellar, taking a climbing party to climb the virgin active volcano "Big Ben". A colour film, with sound, taken by the B.B.C. is part of the treat. 
  
-===== FOOTNOTES =====+**Wednesday, 21st June** - Keith Muir, Project Officer of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, will give us a slide presentation they have prepared to explain the case for a Nattai National Park. This area should be reserved for lightweight bushwalking, meaning US, so come along and give encouragement.
  
-o N.P.W.S. advise that there is a new marked walking track down to the Colo. Take the Bell Road to Mountain Lagoon and follow the fire trail that goes to Condor TrigTake the lower branch to Mailes RidgeThe walking track leads down Mailes Ridge near Merco TrigThere is a good campsite at the bottomA 4WD vehicle is recommended for the fire trail. Mountain Lagoon map, 1:25,000.+**Wednesday, 28th June** - A great night when Col Putt and Dr Graham Budd will co-operate in showing their wonderful adventure to Heard Island in the refurbished lobster fishing boat 'Patenella', taking a climbing party to climb the virgin active volcano "Big Ben"A colour film, with sound, taken by the B.B.C. is part of the treat.
  
-o Happy 80th Birthday to L.G. ("Mouldy") Harrison! In April, seven octogenarians and two septugenarians helped "Mouldy" to celebrate his birthday at the home of Mrs Ray Page, on Jamberoo Mountain. Present were May and Paddy Pallin, Freda Ashley, Frank Duncan and Edna Garrard. The youngest person at the party was well over 50! Ray Page is also a longtime Honorary Member of S.B.W.+===== Footnotes =====
  
-o Ray Page was given recognition by Kiama Municipal Council when she was made "Australia Day Citizen" this yearAt ceremony in Jamberoo township the Mayor of Kiama told the overflowing hall (which included about 12 S.B.W.$) how Ray had been conservationist all - her life and "trod gently on the earth"Ray responded with typical modesty by turning attention away from herself, recalling how the people of Jamberoo had unselfishly fought bush fires and saved her home.+  * N.P.W.S. advise that there is new marked walking track down to the Colo. Take the Bell Road to Mountain Lagoon and follow the fire trail that goes to Condor TrigTake the lower branch to Mailes RidgeThe walking track leads down Mailes Ridge near Merco TrigThere is good campsite at the bottomA 4WD vehicle is recommended for the fire trail. Mountain Lagoon map, 1:25,000.
  
- Janet Waterhouse and David McIntosh were officially engaged in January, but have finally plucked up enough courage to announce it to the rest of the S.B.WtribeCongratulations Davidit couldn't happen to a nicer guy. The wedding will take place "some time before Christmas". Our best wishes to both of you - and if you hold the reception at Coolanawe can ALL come! (P.S. David's new phone number is 85 5343)+  * Happy 80th Birthday to L.G("Mouldy") HarrisonIn Aprilseven octogenarians and two septugenarians helped "Mouldy" to celebrate his birthday at the home of Mrs Ray Page, on Jamberoo Mountain. Present were May and Paddy PallinFreda Ashley, Frank Duncan and Edna GarrardThe youngest person at the party was well over 50! Ray Page is also a longtime Honorary Member of S.B.W.
  
-Non-active members who are now Active Members again:Tom WilhelmGeorge Lauder and Temora FleetThere were no new members this month. +  * Ray Page was given recognition by Kiama Municipal Council when she was made "Australia Day Citizen" this year. At a ceremony in Jamberoo township the Mayor of Kiama told the overflowing hall (which included about 12 S.B.W.s) how Ray had been a conservationist all her life and "trod gently on the earth". Ray responded with typical modesty by turning attention away from herselfrecalling how the people of Jamberoo had unselfishly fought bush fires and saved her home.
-* it if it-+
  
-===== SUBSCRIPTION OWING =====+  * Janet Waterhouse and David McIntosh were officially engaged in January, but have finally plucked up enough courage to announce it to the rest of the S.B.W. tribe! Congratulations David, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. The wedding will take place "some time before Christmas". Our best wishes to both of you - and if you hold the reception at Coolana, we can ALL come! (P.S. David's new phone number is 85 5343)
  
-If the annotation ****SUBS OWING**** appeared at the top of your address label, our records indicate that your subscriptions are unpaid. If you have +  Non-active members who are now Active Members again:- Tom WilhelmGeorge Lauder and Temora FleetThere were no new members this month
-paid in the last two weeksplease disregard this noticeIf you have not yet paid your subscription, please attend to this as a matter of urgency. Persons unfinancial by the General Meeting in JUne will receive no further magazines and will be crossed off the Membership List early in July+===== Subscription Owing =====
-Members who may for various reasons be crossed off, may apply to the Committee for re-instatement. +
-See Page 4 of this issue of the magazine for full details of the rates.+
  
 +If the annotation ****SUBS OWING**** appeared at the top of your address label, our records indicate that your subscriptions are unpaid. If you have paid in the last two weeks, please disregard this notice. If you have not yet paid your subscription, please attend to this as a matter of urgency. Persons unfinancial by the General Meeting in June will receive no further magazines and will be crossed off the Membership List early in July.
  
 +Members who may for various reasons be crossed off, may apply to the Committee for re-instatement.
 +
 +See Page 4 of this issue of the magazine for full details of the rates.
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