First Trailwalker – survival of the fit and not so fit

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The first Trailwalker for 2012 set a tough standard. Steve Clift lead (mostly from mid-pack) his group up and down the tough hills and valleys of Cuddle Creek to Sixth Creek, via Mt Misery, and return. 23km of tough terrain, spiced with views and animal sightings. A long day with one retirement. A few tired legs (& bodies) arrived back to the cars some time after the E2E5 group, still looking fit after their slight detour, had passed by on their first walk of 2012. Well done walkers – just hope you all recover to walk again next week! Some pics at

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Eradication & Survey Volunteer Opportunity

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A cactus eradication & fauna survey in Swan Reach Conservation Park will be undertaken for five days at the end of May.

The aims include:

  • Find & drill/fill or remove Mexican Wheel Cactus & identify other feral plants
  • Count wild goats & any other feral animals – photograph for identification
  • Carry out Mallee Fowl Mound survey and Stone Curlew count
  • Survey wombats – particularly identify if losing fur

Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June, 2012.

Come for a day or the whole week, accommodation available.

Coordinated by the Mid-Murray Local Action Planning Association (Mid Murray LAP) and the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board (SAMDBNRM).

If interested email Don Wood at or SMS him on 0410 399 273. More information can be found in this Invitation to Volunteer document.

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Funeral Notice

THE RELATIVES and FRIENDS of Mr C Warren Bonython are invited to attend his Funeral Service which will be conducted on THURSDAY, April 12, 2012 at 11am ENTIRELY in St Peters Cathedral, 27 King William Road, North Adelaide.

Free parking will be available on the park lands. Enter from Pennington Terrace.

CHARLES BERRY & SON Accredited Member Australian Funeral Directors Association 198-204 Magill Road Norwood 8332 2088.

As printed in today’s Advertiser newspaper.

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Vale Warren

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With deep regret we announce the death of our Patron C Warren Bonython OA, the instigator, mover and shaker, for the development of the Heysen Trail.

We have lost a Patron and a friend. Vale Warren. Our thoughts go to Bunty and the family.

Read some background on Warren in this news article on the ABC website.