Press On Regardless

Fifty Years of Bushwalking
Sydney University Bushwalkers (SUBW)

The Sydney University Bushwalkers Fiftieth Anniversary
1946 – 1996

Special Publication
Edited by David Noble

Note – this Web version of the publication is slightly different to the printed version.


Front Endpaper


The Prehistory of SUBW

Press On Regardless – an Unreliable Memoir by Ian Ross

Fifty Years On

In The Beginning

Reminiscences On SUBW

50 Years On – Ah, The Nostalgia

My Introduction To SUBW

SUBW – Some Recollections. 1946-1951

Colong Caves – Woofs Cavern


A Bushwalking Memoir From The 1940’s

The Murray Come Mitta Mitta Trip

Round The Hunter Range

Anyone For Bridge?

The Whys Of The Kowmung Country and Gundungura


Freshers Talk, Orientation Week, 1961

Canyons Recalled

The Quest For Thunder Canyon

Mt Charles – Leura

Thunder Canyon – SUBW in 1960

Recollections Of My Years Bushwalking With SUBW

The Royal National Park and its Coast

The Dumbano Dungeons

Dumbano Creek

Turossian Saga

Kanangra Gorge

Newnes – Glen Davis – Return

Confessions Of A Bushwalker

Roggenbrot Canyon

The “Unnamed” Canyon

Memories Of The 60’s

Bald Hill To Putty Road

Marathon Walking

Kanangra Return In 24 Hours

A Bloody Good Walk

The Three Peaks In 24 Hours

Winter In Tasmania With SUBW

Budawangs Trip – Easter 1966

Girls Gasping Through The Gangerangs

Photos from the 60’s

Some Bushwalking Memories

Kalang Falls

A Royal Thrash

Vale – Lynsey Welsh

Tales From America


The Early Years Of The Presidents Bludge Trip

The First Three Years

Trip To The Blue Breaks

Up North – The Yodeller Range

Blunder In The Stockade

The Golden Years

The Northern Three Peaks

Contradiction Canyon

Mt Hay Canyon

Rites Of Passage

My First Ski Touring Trip

Putty To Bell

A Mt Riveaux Revel?

DeJa Vu

Traverse Of The Cameron Mountains

All In A Days Work

The Kangaroo Valley Saga

Skiing During 1990

The Story of Airdrie-Fairdrie, Bobbsie-Wobbsie, and the Amazing Wallaby Tunnel

Franklands In A Fly

Never Truly Lost

Abseil To Hell

Tea at Tom’s to Tea at Ted’s

Christmas Dinner Walk – 1993

Never Mind The Weather

Kanangra To Katoomba In Three Days

The Three Peaks September ’96


1946 Letter Announcing The Formation Of The Club

First Walks Program

Rear Endpaper