SPELEO SPIEL. No. 60. August, 1971. Published by the Tasmanian Caverneering Club, Box 641G, G.P.O., Hobart, Tasmania, 7001. Registered for posting as a periodical Category "Bu. Annual subscription $1.00. Single co~&xis 10 cents. Pres: Albert Goede, 8 Bath Street, Battery Point, Tasnania, 7000. Sec: Noel White, Geology Dept. University of Tas. Sandy Bay, 7005. FORWAKD -. PROGRAMME. August 28 September 1 September 4 Septenber 8 September 11 Sept. 18,19 Sept. 25,26 Weekend*, Junee area including placing of bolts in Khazad-dun. Bring a rake or mattock for clearing of camp site. Leader: Phi1 Robinson. also water tracing to establish connection between Khazad-dun and Junee. Leader: Albert Goede. Saturday. Yeld River. Surface exploration. Leader: Albert Goede. Wednesday. General meeting 8p.m. at 8 Bath Street, Batters Point. Bring slides, etc. ~aturda~. Junee area. Further exploration of Niagara Pot. Leader* Peter Shaw. Wednesday. --S Session of ~rench(caving) films which we hope to borrow from the French Enbassy. Place and details to be announced at the next Gen. meeting(Se~t.1)~ Saturdaz AN:LWJ!L DINNER. The event of the year. The Place:Prince of Wales Hotel, Hampden Road, Battery Point. Meet at 7.00p.1~ Dinner at 7.30p.m. Weekend, Mole Creek. Acting Leader: Kevin Kiernan. Weekend. Exit Cave. Leader: Bill Lehmann. EDITORIAL. Idd Bay seems to have been the focus of attention in recent weeks. hips have gone to both Exit al~d Mystery Ck. Caves but the long sought for connection still continues to elude us. Use of the climbing pole in Mystery Ck. demonstrated the usefulness of this piece of equipment enabling exploration of two high level passages not previously entered unfortunately no major discoveries resulted. Our secretary ran a spece.al trip to Hells Half Acre(Newdegate Cave, Hastings) to discourage a number of prospective mel?bers. klthough he tried very hard the list of new members in this issue shows that he did not succeed in discouraging them all. A trip to Junee resulted in the exploration of Niagara Pot to a depth of sone 300 ft. and it is still going. xlso a surface traverse was rwl from Niagara to Cauldron Pot as a fkst sta~e of our plan to deternine cave locations in this area more accurately. Annual Dinner Prince of Wales Hotel Hampden Road Battery Point --.11 -. Sxtember 1971 7.30p.n-1, This year is a VERY SPECIAL OCCASION to mark our first quarter of of caving. 4.50 per head co7:zra K fov: :-?--c nenl and birthday cake. Docone alo~ and bring your friends. Please advise either Therese and Albert Goede(bus,ph. 23 0561 ext. 415) or Janet ~tephens(ph. 27 8204) if you asconing not later than Friday 3rd September. Payment before the dinner would be appreciated and money or cheque may be handed or posted to the Goede's, 8 Bath Street, Battery Point. Cheques to be made payable to T.C.C. Club News. + The material for rungs for our new ladders has now arrived and has been cut into 6" lengths by Denis Seymour. A working bee will be held on Sat. 7th xug. first at Denis' workshop to drill the rungs and then at his home to start assembly of the new ladders. + The following new members were accepted at the last general neeting: Graene Watt, 16 pot-Le'ry Rd., Lenah Valley, 7008. Nick Cum~~~ings, c/o Hyt ten Hall, Uni. of Tas. Sandy B&y, 7005. Graene needs no introduction as he has already had extensive caving exi7erience with S.C.S. Nick is a keen photogra~jher and if his recent photographs in Exit are any indication we can look forward to
Speleo 3siel. ---(page 2). seeing soile really outstanding cave photography. + -Cave --=-y '1iu.ribcring. -A swallet in the Junee area now officially -' known as kagara Pot was numbered JF 29 on Saturday, 31/7/71. humber on rock-face tc right of waterfall. + Cave naciil% -a-The neme I\iiagara Pot was accepted by rnejority vote at the last G.l!~l. as the official nane for JF 29. +. Unfinancial new members. The following have been accepted as new members but havz not yet paid their subscription. Laurel Norbury, Shirley Tarburton, Henk van Twillert and Nick Curxlin:;~, Please pay your sub. either direct to the treasurer(1an Farley, 49 Wells Parade, Blackmans Bay) or to the president. Norman Poulter9s Swan Song. (Presented by the author at his farewell party). First of all I wish to thank you all for coming and to Albert and Therese for staging this farewell party for me. I i~ust also acknowledge ?13ecial thanks to Brian and Jeanette Collin for taking me into their home when the gear box of the Quiet Rover decided to blow up in Febru~ry. To a foreigner from that place up north called Hus-tralie with its multitude of cavinlclubs, I must say that Tasnania with its snall nunber of clubs tends to be more harmon$us both on club level and individually. Tasmaniw and T. C. C. in the six months that I have been here have taucht ne many things. Only in Tas~mnia could you have a government comnliskion seemingly more powsrful than the government bent on drowning the state's scenic assets. Only T.C.C. has a chainsaw as standard caving equipment and compete with the public Works Dept. in the construction of highways and the Hydro Slectric Com~ission in the gouging of waterways into rivers. T.C.C. the club that has more disabilities in vehicles than in men and more bolts in caves than cars in mobility. Through T.C.C. I hdve learnt how to go to Hell without really dying, how to beco~e exhausted and saturated before you even reach the cave, spend a cold weekend underground when it is perfect weather outside, and how to nake Blackberry Soup. Through r.?e T,C.C. has learnt such things as how to peel L~ndrovers off hillsides and out of bogs, repair gearboxes and broken axles, how to worship the Great God of Varnth and make perfect potato chips I can well imagine that the Tasmanian economy will suffer greatly with riy departure as will T.C.C. in general. 101 ft of ladder for a start not to denti ion a vehicle to carry it in. Quite a few members will have to et used to sleeping on air beds again, cooking on choofers and sitting on logs instead of cushions. One thing they will not niss however is the Quiet Rover's ability to inflict seasickness on its passen6,ers. To a quiet traveller Tasmania and T.C.C. combine to create a very hosi3itable enviromcnt. I have lost count of the tines when that friendly phr~se would you like a cup of coffee?" has been terminated by a cup of coffee and the unhesitant helping hand extended you when the ficble finger of Fate decreed that trouble descended upon you Qnce !-:ore. I'dany ycars ago it was said "1 will return1'. I to? shall return, I don't know when. To some people this statement may make them shudder and think about puttinc Tasmania into a suitcase and stealing away. In thc six months that I have been here I have said a few words out of place, made sone objectionable manoeuvres. To any and all whose feathers I may have ruffled I wish to apologize. Putting all these and ny Pentax aside I have enjoyed my stay in Tasmania bith T.CoC. and hope that my machine was not too overbearing on the skyline. In yezrs to come I shall look back and remerber %heocspast months, I shall look back with fear and ecstasy, sadness and mirth,but most of all friendship. I shall not look back with regret of having been here. I tkiank you one and all. Yours
Spe-iel -. (page 3). August ,.l971 TRIP"'%EPOHTS. A---= Exit Cave Sunday, 27/6/71. Party: Bill ~ehmann(mting Leader) Noel White, Nick CWlings, Nike Tarburton, Delia Maloney, Dot Boulter, Ron Ekhurst. Leaving Franklin Square almost on time we traeelled to the jump aff point ill reasonable weather. The journey along the track, which was fairly danp, was uneventful except for Delia trying to duck dive into every second or third puddle and succedding on most occasions. We used the hieh level on the way in as the creek was up from the rain of the previous few days. The shorter members of the party had a few problems with the water level as we had to wade in a couple of places on the way in. As this was basically a photographic trip we took it slowly and succeeded only in getting to the beginning of the talus, but as this was far enough to visit the side passages leading up to the Colonnades and the Pend~ilm there were no com laints. The trip upstream was spiced with comedy at two points, 1 /" the crossing of the DpEntrecasteaux River resurgence inside the cave where several nembers cane to grief by falling into the water, 2/ the other incident being ; Noel's famous hairygoat type demonstration of how not to jump across a stream at camp 1. He succteeded in slipping and falling into water of such depth that only the very top of his helmet showed. The comedy of this incident was somewhat tempered by concern for his canera gear but a quick inspection showed that no water had entered his pack. :$hen we got to the pretties the cave was lit u2 by flashguns C as the photo bugs got down to the business of trying to record that part of the cave. The non photographic types sat around with bored looks whilst all this was going on. Back in the main stream passage an experimental shot with magnesium rib!~on was taken to show the massive size of the chamber. This later turned out very well except for the fact that we lacked anything to indicate the scale. As we had overdtayed ouC time in the cave the trip out along the track was done at a slower pace in the dark. On reaching the cars some warn eatables were cooked and then we headed back to Hobart Bill Lehmmn, Exit Cave 9-11/7/71. Party: Bill ~ehnann(~cting Leader), Phi1 Robinson, Norn Poulter, and Kevin Kiernan. This trip was originally planned for Mt. Anne but the weather for$ecast cast doubts on the advisability of doing this trip so we opted to go to Exit Cave as an alternative for Norm9s last caving trip in Tasmania. As it turned out it night have been better if we C had gone to idt. Anne. The trij? started out on Fridaynifyht in the usual T.C.C. manner of being approx. 1 hour late in starting. This got us to the start of the trmk at approx. 11.30~. m. The trip in went reasonably well ( except for -the discovery that the rope used on the high level tra. verse at the entrance was worn two thirds of the way tlirough and as this could dwlp one in approx. 12 ft. of water if it broke a temporary handline was rig;ed using Bill's s are waist loop. Ve arrived F at camp 2 at 4.15 a.m. Thus the normal 2~ hour trip took us nearly twice that time but as we had all weekend we were not in any hurry. A quick meal was had and then everybody got down to catching up on some slikep. 'fie arose about 12 noon and after a meal headed upstream towards the Conference Concourse. As this trip was for photography and sightseeing without serious exploration in K~ind we took our time wandering along the passages using the map produced by UNSWSS. after the conference trip. Several interesting leads were noted for future exploration and the camera bugs were busy recording the interesting parts of the extension on film. One thing recorded on film was the skeleton of a frog approx. 3 inches long on a white formation in one of the decorated sections. A couple o& side passages were looked at without success but very happy with what we had seen and photographed we returned to the camp at approx. 9.30 p.m. During the meal a bit of excitenent was caused b Bill's choofer blowing up with a spectacular boom and flash of li h The party then turned in At about 8 a.n. the next morning(~unday F" Bill, Norn and Xevin headed across fron the canp to Edie's Treasure for some more 13hotography while Philip who did not have a camera stayed in canp and slept. He joined us a couple of hours later as we were finishing up the final photos. About 12.30p.m. we returned to camp for another meal and packed up for the trip out. This passed fairly unevelitfully with a
Spelea Sj3ic1, (page 4). August, 1971. stop =n the ii.lein passage near camp 1 for a few last photos. The trip out was a lot easier as the river had gone down while we were in the cave so we used the new low level, track to bypass the D9Entrecasteaux River and the bridge. Norm and Kevin headed off down the track while Philip reri;;,,ped t.he high level entrance traverse with a length of rope recovered from canp 2. We arrived at the camper at approx. 6p.r~ and after chznging headed back to Bobart. Bill LehLlanne (There follows in Bill's report a detailed description of nisadventures with the camper on the return journey to Hobart but due %m lack of space this can not be printed.) Ed. (see page 6 for cont.) Hastings Sat. 17/7/71. Party: fiToel iVhite(leader), Kevin Kiernan, Therese Goede, Richard Bloomf ield Graene Watt, Geoff Davis, Justin Fuller and Nick Cwmings This trin was designed to show Geoff and Justin what caving is ltreallyll like: The others tagged along they had not seen, or to collect bugs. be an easy touristing jaunt we set out efitial result, as it discouraged some (Stuart t&e note! ) 'Nher, WC arrived at Hastings, most locked in BLwdegate Cave bv Kevin. who to see the cave, or parts Just tc prove it was not to at 6 a.m. This had one benlazy types fron coning. of us allowed ourselves to be then went off to King George V Cave with ~ichard and ~herese for the purpose of debugging(the cave, not then). Our party of five entered the strea,:~ fro!^ the tourist section and proceeded up to the ltPop Holett. Through it we explored the Christmas Cave with its i~pressive display of straws'. We then went downstream to the sump, then retreated thorouphly muddied and wet to the tourist section for lunch. Once vvz had fortified the inner man, we set off once acain, this time through the tunnel to the Binney Cave. us we rigged the ladder pitch down into Mystery Chamber Kevin and Richard joined us for the slosh through Heals Half Acre, With a little diabolical sabotage fron the intrepid leader Kevin was perauaded to push a tight and extre1:iely wet(and unnecessary) squeeze. Notwithstanding a couple of entertaining dive"rsions of this kind we went right through to the high chanb,rs at the far end of Hells HAlf Acre. The return to the surface was uneventful apart fron some unscheduled backsliding by sone nenbers of the party when nuddy patches were encountered, which was all the tine(thanks to more sabotage by the leader). kll told ten hours were spent underground and most of Newdegate was examined. Geoff and Justin now know what caving is really like and why the club's motto is what it is. It was a most enjoyable trip, at least all us masochists thought so don't you wish you had come? Noel White. (~ditor,? +.---.b!ote: .-Some would say that the leader was a sadist rather than a masochist). Mystery Ck, Cave, Ida Bay Sunday, 25/7/71. Party: Albert Goede(1eader) Bill Lehnann, Graene Watt and Henk van Twillert. The object of the tri~ was' to explore all high level passages leading of; from the eastern side of Mystery Ck. Cave to try and link up with Lxit Cave using the climbing pole wherever necessary. The party turned out to be a convenient size for the job to be done. We left Bath Street at 7.15 a.m. visiting Brim on the way to collect the clinbing pole and related bits and pieces. The first excitement of the day was a little past Fern Tree where we struck black ice on the road in a hair in bend. After some breathtaking mo~elzUe we breathed 2g;ain and con inued in a nore leisurely mmcr. At 9.45 a.n. we laft the car and were at the cave before 10.30. After a snack we left our equipnent at the entrance to go on a faniliarization tour as only the leader had been in the cave before. The morning was spnt climbing up to several east trending hizh level passages the longest went for about 50 ft. Two others were noted as climbing pole prospects. We then made a detour via the Skyline to the Kidnight Hole passage where Bill and Graeme braved the Matchbox Squeeze tc se~ the botton of the 180 ft. shaft. For Bill this entailed much scraping, grunting and groaning. Once through the two got quite excited and we could hear their voices reverberating up the shaft. The shock of the squeeze must have turned their heads for they then started to sing Hallelujahs. after they returned we went via the vlnatural arch" to the shute and back to the ,-lain cave which we foll-owed as far as survey station 38. Then back to the entrance f~r lunch, exploring on the way. While having lunch we were
(page 516 August, 1971. surprised to see a young couple with two snall children enter the cave. IVIwi L:nd the children stayed near the entrance while Dad went to have a look at the glow worms with the party's one and only tbrck We continued our explorations, Two high level passqes close to the entrznce were reached by climbing. The next two were accessible only by clirlbin~ pole. This proved quite a useful piece of equipnent once we discovered the technique for getting it upright but it requires a tear1 of four for efficient operation, The only finds of interest were biological for the leader coll~cted two live Idacarabus beetles tb~ first to be found here since the 19509s. All passages petered out after a short distance. We returned to the car at about 5.15 p.n. The trip hone was uneventful with stops at Gecveston and Huonville to kecp the wolf fron the door. Mystery Creek was very low after a fortnight of alnost no rain. The only likely prospect left for linking Mystery Ck. and Exit Caves is the Canyon at the far end of the cave. All high lcvel passages trending east between the entrance and survey station 38 were explor -ed. Albert Goede. Niagara Pot 31/7/71. Party: Peter ~haw(leader), Phil Robinson, Kevin Kiernan, Graeme Watt. Albert Goedc and Brian Collin surveying. After a fantastic feat of navigation in re-locating the cave the four of us set off underground while Albert and Drian surveyed to Cauldron Pot. After descending through some very lor1se looking boulders for ten feet, we lad(1ered a thirty foot pitch to reach the stream. This was followed for fifty feet down two small waterfalls to the next pitch. This was thirty feet with the botton ten feet very wet. The strean at this stage became impossible to follow so ninety feet of ladder was lowered down a drop in a snall side pas, age. Phil and Peter descended sixty feet free to regain the strea~~ where Phil managed to commit a breach of caving ethics for which he was appar30' wet ladder pitch. ently well known in Xngland. The strean, at this stap;e, fell down a rift formed along the dip which was about eighty degrees. Sixty feet of steep rbpe was tied to the end of the beddin ladder and with this we descended the rift to another thirty foot pitch which was the wettest of all. creek At the foot of this pitch the strean vanished into a narrow passage 30' ladder through which Phi1 squeezed in his wat erf a1 pitch. wet suit to energe on tcp of an estimated sixty foot i~itch. After re-clinbing the last pitch, Peter tight.dry. traversed into a side passage with a twenty foot pitch nhicS was laddered. Fron here, the stream con, 75 l ladder ;sitch gm tinues down a thirty foot pitch and out of sight. -?e returned to the surface having spent six hours underground. Peter Yhaw. 2so' 60' ro3e pitch STOP PRESS Herberts Pot. An official invitation has been fron S.C. S. for a combined trip through Herberts Pot on 300' of Septeilber 18-19. 7 A chance to dee the new discover, ies made recently in what is one N1kGAR.A POT. of the finest sporting caves in Tasmania! 3# : Grade l sketch. 11 P. Robinson, --3/8/71. L or------1-.-$2d
Speleo Spiel. (page 6). August, 1971. The following !#trip reportft needs no explanation except that it was written by a 7 year old boy whose only concept of a cave lay in his imagination. The sftripit makes interesting reading. Is The Secret Cave. Damien Holloway. One day a boy went to a cave with all his friends. One day when they were going to the cave they found a row of gold leading the way to the cave. They did not know that it was only lizards that made the trzcks. They thought it was a man. When they got to the cave they found it was only lizards. When they got into the cave they found a torch and that's just what they needed. :I/hen they came out of the cave they built a house for their fanilies, they only took one day to build the house. The next day they met a wallaby riding on an elephant. They rode on the wallaby, that was riding on top of the elephant The elephant %oclPGI thec. -all. through the cave. They found a big lump of g~ld that was twenty feet high. It weighed fifty pounds. It was the bigt;est piece of gold they ever found. When they saw the gold they saw one hundred elephants taking the gold out. The elephants took the cold to their houses. It took a day to get the gold out of the cave. The next day they found ten miles of nud. They walked right through the nud. Then they were at the other end of the cave. They walked out of the cave and into a desert. The desert was saur cane. The kanIgaroos could jump 4000 miles an hour. Each boy rode one kangaroo. Then the kangaroos and the dinosaur had a raae. They both cane first. They went hone after the week of exploring the secrzt cave. (Drawings also by Danien) ---(Room was r~adtrom p.4. ) This is where things started to go wrong. Then we were clinbing the foothills of Mt. Wellington about four miles north of Huonville we ran out of petrol. u quick check of the spare cans on the front of the Quiet Rover showed that sfthe cupboard was barett. Norm then decided to back down the hill to a turnoff and then to a filling station that was situated at the botton, but he got a bit too close to the edge of the road and the Rover developed one hell of a list to the horror of its passengers. Norn and Philip grabbed a can and hitched a ride back to Huonville to pick up some petrol" They returned about & hour later in a car that sounded as though it was comiw apart at the seams. 'After the tank was filled we discovered that the battery was flat and the engine would not turn over. VJe waved down a traveller fron N.S.W. and with a pair of jump leads started the waggon. It was about this tine that Philip produced the quote of the year in resi7onse to a passing motorist's query Ya all rite mte?lf. Philip answered along the lines ofMYes thanks.The battery is flat & the wag;on is falling over .the bank but everything9 S O.K. The last incident 2f the trip was meeting up with the bloke who had given Phi1 and Norm c2 lift back fro12 Huonville. He had run out of petrol.This was solved by Norm towing hin over the mountain until he was on the downhill run into Hobart. Unfortunately on a downhill run lie overran the ohain and it locked around the wheel of his car.Mexorable trip!
Speleo Syiel. (page 7). August, 1971, LIST OF FINANCIAL MEIdB3RS 1971-72. F full raenber J junior nenber A associate nenber HA honorary associate nember P i~rospective member LM life menbzr. AKHURST, lion 26 Granville Ave., Geilston Bay, 7015. E'. BLOOMFIELD, Richard 4 Wentworth St. Bellrive 7018, P. BLUHDORIT, J ohn Dept. of Zoology, Uni. of Tas., Sandy Bay, 7005. F. BOOTH, Judy F.0. Box 339, Madang, Terr. Papua and New Guinea A. BOOTH, Robin I I 11 I I I I 11 [l 'l A. BOULTXR, Clive 52 St.Georges Terrace, Battery Point, 7000. F. BOULTER, Dot 1 11 11 11 : 1 fi F. BHABON, Jom Old Beach ~d./ P.O. Box 74, Lindisfarne, 7015, F. BUBON, Peter I 11 S I V I 11 11 11 F. BROWN, Frank 15 Harrington St. Hobart, 7000. F. CAREY, Prof.S.h. 24 Richardsons Ave., Dynnyrne, 7005. LM CARPENTER, 'nie S 20 Wellesley Street, South Hobart, 7000. F. CHAMBEBS Judy lyengana, Tas. 7254. F. CLMKE Artllur 62 Princess Street, Sandy Bay, 7005. F. COLZIN, Brian 66 Wentworth Street, South Hobart, 7000, F. COLLIN, Jeanette I t 11 I I I -7 F. CORBETT, 3ib 18 Richardsons Avenue, Dynnyrne, 7005. F. CRIPPS, Dzvid 442 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, 700G, J. CULBERG, snthony 13 Neville Street, Outley, h. S.W. 2223, AI DAVIS, Geoff c/o Hytten Hall, Uni.of Tas., Sandy Bay, 7005. P. DE VRIES, Rien Ringwood Road, New Norfolk, 7450. A. ELLIS, Ross 52 Bundock Street, Randwick, N. S. 1Y. 2031. A. FARLEY, 1a;i 49 Wells Parade, Blackmans Bay, 7152, F. FhRLEY, Stella 11 I I IS re I I ET F. FRANKCOIVIBE, Don A.N.M., Naydena, 7457. HA. FULLER, Justin c/o Hytten Hall, Uni. of Tas. Sandy Ray, 7005. P. GOEDE, Albcrt 8 Bath Street, Battery Point, 7000. LE. GOEDE, Thercse II II II ~t es 1 l F. HENLEY, Petzr 49 Barnbridge Street, Weetangera, A, C, T, 2600. F. HERINGTON, J. 24 Balaka Street, Rosny, 7018. HA. HOCKING, Col 20 Banawarra Hd., Geilston Bay, 7015, F. HODGE, Bill 5 Bayley Street, Glebe, 7000. F. HOLLOWAY, Kerry 36 Lochner Street, Vest Hobart, 7000, A. HOWE, Bernrrd 46 McKinly Street, Midway Point, 7171. A. HUGHES, Rodney c/o 7 ZL Transmitter, Private Bag 28, Ralphs Bay, 7021. F. JEFFRIES, Max 66 South avenue, Idaydena, 7457. HA. KAVALIERIS, Lainzonis 4 Ellerslie Road, udaristown Heights, l\. 3. W. A. KEDDIE, Bichard Storey Street, St. NIarys 7215. P. KENT, Ron P.O. Box 111, Zeehan, 7469. A. KIEHNAN, Kevin 10 Meath Avenue, Taroona, 7006. F. LEHlWNN, Bill 29~ Dyurcy Street, South Hobart, 7000. F. MkLONEY knne 16 Second Avenue, Springfield, 7009, J. IVIALONEY, Delia 4 Clarke avenue, Battery Point, 7000. J. IvUT'THE VS, Peter 66 Frogriore Cres. Park Orchards, Vic. 3114. A. MEERD I NG He nlc 6 Gourlay Strect, Blackndns Bay, 7152. F. MOLLAND, B. G. 87 Vest Street, Maydena, 7457. HA MOFXIS, Clivc 11 Church Street, Kingston, 7150. F. MOKtlIS, Sally 9 I S I !I II 1 I F. NICHOLsS, Stuart 7 Rupert Avenue, New Town, 7008. JPARKES, Terry 4/38 Mellifbnt Strekt, West Hobart, 7000. A. PETEHSON, Bill 12 Auvergne Avenue, New Town, 7008, F. PIERCE, .'Tiles 1/72 Best street, Fitzrny Nth., Vic. 3068. a. POULTER, Norl~an c/o 21 Collins Cres., Yagoona West, lV. S.W.2199. F. RICHARDSOB 'l'. kole Creek, Tas., 7257. HA. ROBIBSON, hoyd 167 it.Keira Rd., Mt. Keira, N.S.rJ,, 1500. A. ROBIKSOB, Phili13 5/282 Sandy Bay Rd. Sandy Bay, 7005. F. SEYMOUR, Dcnis 4 Clarke Avenue, Battery Point, 7000. F. SHkW, Peter 3/24 Broadview Cres., Trevallyn, 7250, F. SKIblNER, Pan Hastings Caves, via Lune River, 7116. HA. SKINIJER ROY I I I I II 11 11 11 U. STEPHKNS, 3iion 43 Seaview Avenue, Taroona, 7006. F. TaRBUIITON, Nichael 4 Barossa Road, Glenorchy 7010. F. TURNER, Doug 79 Riawena Road, Rose Bay, 7015. F. \WLKDEN-BR01161\i, Tin c/o 596 Pittwatcr Rd., Nth,Tvlanly, T?.S.W.2100. A. WALKER, Wayne c/o Hytten Hall, Uni. of Tas., Sandy Bay, 7005. P. WATT, Graene 16 Pottery Road, Lenah Valley, 7008. F. WHITE, Noel Hytten Hall, Uni. of Tas., Sandy Bay, 7005. F.
The Tasmanian Caverneering Club was formed on 13 September
1946. Initially, information was provided to members through
a circular, copies of which exist back to November 1947.
"Speleo Spiel, Circular of the Tasmanian Caverneering
Club" was first published December 1960. Eight issues of this
are known, up to May 1962. In April 1964 a "Circular" was
again issued and seems to have continued, irregularly, until
March 1966. Then in April 1966, a "New Series" of Speleo
Spiel commenced, as a monthly newsletter.
In December 1996 The Tasmanian Caverneering Club
amalgamated with the Southern Caving Society and the
Tasmanian Cave and Karst Research Group to form the Southern
Tasmanian Caverneers. The combined group agreed to continue
to publish "Speleo Spiel" as its bi-monthly newsletter, as
continues today (2015).
Speleo Spiel is a vehicle for recording the cave and
karst-related activities, and particularly the achievements,
of the Southern Tasmanian Caverneers. It also carriers
technical and scientific reports, reprints, reviews and other
information likely to be of interest to members from time to