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Speleo Spiel

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Speleo Spiel
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Speleo Spiel
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Southern Tasmanian Caverneers
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Regional Speleology ( local )
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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 time.
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No. 42 (Dec 1969)
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t c'. SPELEO SPIEL. Pres: Peter Brabon, 122 sugusta Rd., Lenah Valley. 7008. Sec: Iulrs, J.Crabon, address as above. F OKNkRD Pii 0 GRAEDPE. Dec. l4 Sunday. Day trip to Junee area. Leader: S.Ste@hens. Early January 197v Three days between 4th and 10th Jan. Mt.knne. Leader: Brian Collin. January 18 Sunday: Day trip to Ida Bay with Adventure Camk) boys. You are also needed. Leader: P.Brabon. January 24-26 Long weekend. Nap ~ing and exploration.at Exit Cave with small group of wdventure Ca1112 boys. Leader: ~llan Keller. 5 January 24-26 Long weekend. Exploration of Baves at Lorinna 1 before they are flooded by H.i3.Co Leader:P.Brabon. Jan.31 Peb.1 lleckend trip to I;It.snne to attempt descent of the big shaft. Leader: B.collin. February 4 WEDNESDAY. General meeting, Bernard Howe9 S place, 7 Hickman Street, Lenah Valley at 8 p.n. February 7,8 Junee Florentine. Details to be 6ecided at next general meetine. EDITORIkL. mery of two swallet holes in.the Junee area has once more raised hqpes that we will penetrate the unknown cave system that lies beyond the siphon in Junee Cave. Both swallets are more than one thousand feet above the Junee retmrgence so there is a good possibility of finding deep systems in the area. Past experience has not been encouraging but you never know this could be IT. Definite plans are also in the making for a descent of the big pot on Mt.mne. This will require a strong team and at the last general meeting a combined effort with S.C.S. and the Climbin: Club was suggested. Ida Bay also has attractions to offer for the cor~iins summer season. e &re still waiting for volunteers to continue the dig at the bottom of Revelation Cave. In normal weather this is a DHY cave and reasonably eksy to get to. Exit Cave has a mile of passages waiting to be surveyed and Allan Keller's looking for volynteers &*:,h 10 1qar.ctte -La w ;U be t.,p\,>~ the 5 pc( ci.w;~ 1 -U\< Goedcr ~Lnencx. Q

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Speleo Spiel. (Page 2.) CLUB MEWS. + Change of bleeting. The weekly meeting which used to be held at the Bdrclay Coffee Lounge in Elizabeth Street will in future be held at the home of Brian and Jeanette Collin, 66 Tentworth Street, South Hobert. Czvers are welcome any tine after 7.30;j.m. + AS usual there will be NO general meeting and g L~cleo Spiel in January. ~t the last meeting it was decided to continue having general r;zet,tings at members' homes on the first iednesdny of the month. The P'ebruzry me,ting will be held at Bernnrd Howe9 S parents9 place in Lenah Valley. + k letter has been received from the h.S.F. Newsletter manager that the federation has purchased its own stencilling machine. It is expected that the backlog of newsletters will be qradually demolished. + klbcrt and Therese Goede will be going overseas on study leave until the middle of next year. ~fter a three week visit to Holland they will settle in llales for the duration of their exile and hope to see so-ne of the fainous ~ielsh caves and mountains. + kt the last A.S.F. Convention meeting Doug Turner was elected act iALg secretay of the Convention Committee during dbert 'S absence. + Terry Parkes was 2lected as a full member at the last meeting. Conpratulations Terry! Keep ul) the good work. + CMn~es of Address: Col and Joyce Hocking, 20 Banawarrs Rozd, Geilston Bay, 7015. Phone: 43 8572. Kerry Holloway, Box 336 Y.O. ~aunceston(unti1 8 &arch) Terry and Anne Parkes, 8 Bath Street, Battery Point, 7000.(as from 17 Decenber). + Pros-2ective Members. ~ngemmi Hoslgnvenue. Kingston, Ph. 5 6524. ~ieke Vermeulen, 52 ~t.~eor~es erra ace, Battery Point. Richard Llurdoch Judy Patterson Delia an2 mne hlaloney, c/o 4 Clarke Ave., Battery Point. 7000. Adventure C~m-q. Members are reminded that the club has once again taken on the caverneering side of the adventure Camp. This involves a day trip on Sunday l8th, January 1970 for about 20 boys to Loons Cave at Ida Bay. AS mny members as possible are asked to come along to give a hand so make it a DATE. The following weekend a small group of boys who have selected caverneering an their major interest will go to Exit Cave for a long weekend ur~derground c~mp. Leader will be hllan Keller an6 the programme will consist of mapping and exploration. Volunteers are welcome! Names klor The -~ Underworld. Names referring to the underworld are in popular denand for cave naming but some such as Bevil and Hell are used a little too often; e.g. Devi19s Pot, Devi19s Den, Devil's Earhole, Devil's Spear, Devil's Elbow and Hell's Half Acre. The editor has dip2ed into her encyclopedia and has come up with the following suggestions to relieve the iaonotony in future czve naming. uCHERON a river in the Hades(hel1) of the Greeks. ADULLBD'I c: cave used by D,:vid(bibl~) as a hiding place for himself and m asylum for "everyone that was discon-tei~ted'~. hPOLLYOU kinL; of the b~~ttor.~less pit. (Rev.ix.11). AVERNUS in classiczl legend the entrance to Hell. CERBERUS monstrous dog, guardian of the gates of Hades. COCYTUS r river of Ha6es flowing into the acheron. ENDYMIOW in Greek legend, 3 youth renowned for his beauty and peqetual sleep; while he slept in a cave the noon came and kissed hirn.(Sugg. Endynion9~ ream). PLUTO Roman god of the lower world. PROSERYINE queen of the lower world, the wife of Pluto. R&~DAI&LNTHUS a judge of the lo1,ver world as were lf1I1VOS and AEACUS. SCYLLH EPHESUS z sea monster which dwelt in a cave opposite Charybdis(a Shcilian whirlpoo1)in Strait of Messina; hence "out of jcylla into Charybdis means out of one difficulty into worse. Seven Sleepers of. Seven youths who took refuge in a cave r:u-ring the persecution of the ~hristians(249 251 A.D.) and awoke about 230 yrs. later to find Christianity est.

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Speleo Spiel. (Page 3). December, 1969. STYX river in Hades. There are lrobably quite a lot nore suitable names to be found in Greek or Ronan mythology, start looking! INTERESTIN BOi\iE FIND. Ehrly this year a pcirty of visiting Canberra speleos visited Toboggan Cave at Nole Ck. 2nd collected a number of bones fron the czve floor as well as some lage teeth from an old cave fill. A letter was recently received fron one of the party Mary Ikncium with the news that the teeth had been ieentified as one molix and two premolars of a giant browsing kangaroo belonging to the {;enus Sthenurus. This is believed to be ~nly the second recor?. from pasmania. The other record is from a cave fill in the Scotchtown Cave near Smithton which was exciivated by E.O.G,Scott in 1942. TRIP Rdf'Oi?'tTS. Junee Area Saturday, 22 November, 1969. Brian and ~eanette Collin plus Peter, Sally Morris. n a matter of 5 hours two new holes were found ~nci are now ready F for the intrepid nembers of the club to explore. I sug~est Hobbit Hole might be used for initial training prior to tc~ckling the new ones. The new discoveries were where expected fron previous reconnaissance and I'm certain more will be found in this area. Hole No.1. has a creek running into it, appox. 2 cusecs, and was explored for about 50 yares, The first drop of some 10 ft. used up all our av2ilable rope and further progress was prevented by an 8 ft. overhang drop. We could see about 20 ft. further on by the light of a feeble torch but could not ascerttiin the prospects of further progress. wir movement was inwards and a gooC dis$lay of glow-worms was seen. Hole No.2 also had a creck of some 2 cusecs flowing into it. No entry was nade as 60 ft. of rope instilled no confidence in the onlookers of this spectacular entrance. Admittedly the dropping of stones indic-lted the first drop to be qnly about 60 ft. but thankfully tine was running out so we hecAded home. Both these ci!ves have a potential of ovar 1,000 ft. in depth. Access ap1;rox. 1 mile of reasonable bush. B.R.Collin. Mt. Anne 29, 30 November, 1969. F Bris n and Jeanett~ Collin. here is no practical alternate route to the "biign hole on lUt.~nne. The ftbigf' hole is protected by several deep sinkholes and extrenely rough dolonite outcrops to the west. A very scenic area but not suitable for heavy pack hauling. B.K.Collin. Junee uea Sunday 30 Novenber, 1969. Party: dbert Goede(leit?er), Therese Goede, Terry and knne Pzkes, Simon Stei>hens, Denis Seymour, Dclia anC Anne Maloney, Nieke Vermeulen, ~ngelz Komzak, Xichar? Mureock and Judy Patterson. A well attended and very plezsant trip ~lthough we did not succeed in doins what WC set out t3 do, to ~xplore one of the swallets found thc previous weekene. It rained in Hobart when we left and also when wi returned but iri the area it was dry ~~nd the weather was quite pleasant for walking. Ire left the cars at 11 a.n. with a gqod deal of gear and fcllowed u~ the dry valley until we met our cld narked track. 'Ve followed it up the hill until it started to turn er.&. he then hec2Lded due west, net the dry valley j@st below its junction and followed up the westcrn branch, Two hours aftcr leaving the vehicles we !were still struggling uphill with no cave in sight and grimly rcninded ?f Brian's estincte of 8 2 hour walk fron the cars to the cave. I sugqest thc:t :%l1 tines ziven by our worthy treasurer should be multiplied by 2 for a strong party, 3 for an average psrty and 4 for a11 other parties. ~t 1 a.n. the party stopper: for lunch but Sirnon and I went of :thead tc: locrite thc cave(Bricm9e No.1 hcle). It t~ok us another half hr. The entrance doline is quite impressive with the creek tumbling into it mcr a cliff at the northern enC and going underground at the southern. Twn olci entrances a litEle further downstream are now blocked but their presence suggests that the cave may well open up further in. With on1 qne candle and no equipment between us we reluctantly retreatex an?L rcjnined the min party -t 2.30 p.m. AS it was getting a little lzte to cc,ving we heaGe6 straight up the ridge ts the southwest ane followec?. it along in the direction of the cars. The ridge has recently been burnt and is fairly open higher up but lower down are fallen trees and tangles of dead scrub. Reached cars at 4p.n. Ho2e prospectives will come again./ A.Goede.

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Spelec S-:itl. (PC!p 4). Decenber, 1969. ADDRESS ~e~evised Deceniber 1969). CO-~rdinat 3rs: .=Mr. and Mr-s.B. Collin, Horae: 66 'dentworth St., Squth H~b~rt. 23 1920. Bus: H.E.C. 16 Elizabeth St., System Developmerit. 30 4686. If no-t availcble : m Hoxe: 5 Bayley Street, Glebe.34 2892(emergencies only.) Bus: Vide? Rnunc: Services, 141 l~kurrny St., 34 1180. I.D.Farley, Home: 49 /ells Paracl e, Blc~cknans Bziy. 5 6779. Bus: ',.Crosby zinc! Co., 119 Collins Lt.,23 7761. F. Brown, Hone: 15 Harrington St. 23 2101. Bus: Clarenont Hit;h. 7 1619 cr 7 1524. Other members on call: P. Brabon, Hone: 122 augusta Rd., Lenah Valley. Bus: Canes, Elizabeth St., 34 2733. R.Boqth, Hqne: 4/26 Bowden St., Glenorchy, Bus: A.B.C. 23 7821 ext.215. W. Peterson, K: 12 fiuvergne Ave. New Town. 8 4977. Bus: Geol.Dept., Uni.of Tas. 23 0561 ext.408, A.Keller, Home : 59 Sandy Bay Rd. Hobzrt Bus: B.H.P. Geological Office, 2 Pqtrick St., Hobart. 34 1067. S. St ephens P. Helman, Hone : 365 iirgyle St. Nth. ~obzrt. Bus: Mines Dept. Davey St., 30 9011 after hrs. try 43 9535, 5 8204 Hone: F1.l, 54 St.Georges Terr,, Ra Bus: B.H.P. Geological Office, 2 P3 Hobart. 34 1063, ext. 3502. ttery Pt. trick St., W. Carpent er, Hone: 20 Vellesley St., South Hob?.rt. 23 1207. Bus: Physics.Dept., Uni.of Tas.23 0561 ext.436. h".& T~.Irs.K.Corbett, Hone: 42 St. Georges Terr., Battcry ?oin-t. 'Ec~is. ) B.H.P. Geological Office ,2 Patrick St. Hobart. 34 1063. BUS: (Mr. ) Geol.Dept. ,Uni. of Tns. 23 0561 ext. 4ll. T.and ~.2arkes, H,:me: 8 Bath St., Battery Pt. 34 4713(erier encies mly.NOT between 9p.~. 8c 7 8.m. 7 Bus: Sxdy Bay Tel.Exchange, 535 Sm-dy Bay Rd. Ph. 5 1590, 5 1249. IV1.H.de Vries, Hone: Ringwood Road, New Norfolk. 61 2426. Bus: Royal Derwent Hospital. 61 2611. ldlr.& Mrs.C.hIorris, Home: 39 Eeach Rcad, ~ingst~n. Bus: Bewsr~on, The Mercury, 93 Xacquarie St., Hobart 34 4511, after hrs. 34 4710. D. Latham, Hone: 35 Bnlakn Rd., Bosny Pt. 44 1672. Bus: 235 Cnllins St., Hobzrt. 34 5817. K. Sparreboom, E: Sandy Bay C~,ravm Park, Yed St. Sandy Bay. .b Bus: H.C.C. Park ~ttendent. + B.Howe, Hone: 7 Hickrmn St., Lenah Valley. 8 1877. t Bus: Y.M.G. Dept. 47 Liverpo~l St., 20 8632. R. Hughes, Home: 79 Poets Rd., 'Jest Hobart. P P.LI,G. 329 ~rgyle St., 20 8372 /20 8534. C.Hocking, one: 20 Banawar~a Rd., Geilston Rny.43 8572. Bus: u.B.C. Elizabeth St. H.Me~rding, E: 7 Gnurlay St., Blnckn~~ns Bzy. 5 6230. Bus:Blnck~nans Bay Garsge. 5 6230. D. Seymour, Holie: 4 Clarke iive. Battery Point. Bus: 67 Nacquczie St., 34 5552. Public Kelnti~ns Officer: :Hone: 79 Ria~en(~ R<., Hose Bay, 43 9443. Bus:Dept. of Labour 2nd Industrjr. 30 9011. South. ~orne:/~us: The Chdet, Hastings Caves. Ph. Lune River 10. Ncrth. -house, Hone: Devi~t. Ph. Sidmouth 326. Bus: Launceston Matric. College. Laun.2 4647. NOTE. An nd'ress list for swzch and rcscue is perilnnently in the meter box of 8 Bath St.. Batt.Pt. and is available evdn if n2 one is home. If your correct address or phone number does not nppear on this list cont~.ct Brian Collin inmeclicttely. Procedure for search and rescue as in previ~us S.& R. list, Feb.1969.


Description
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
time.