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The Blueprint

Current Issue

July 2020

Download here (6.7MB). In this issue: President's report, Summer Series 2019-20 season results for club members, member interview with Rodney Parkin and a retro 1972 orienteering map of Waterfall.

Back Issues

May 2019

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: Summer Series wrap-up and a welcome to the winter season, Richard Morris' tips on running fast, Brian's experience setting a SSS course.

September 2018

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: President's Report, our summer events, event reports, Great NOSH, Interviews with Sandra and Phil and Gordon;s report on the SunSEQer rogaine.

March 2018

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: Gordon's coaching advice, meet new member Brian Black, Lara's half marathon, Simon's Parkrun, how to transition to bush orienteering and Richard Pattison's SSS analysis.

December 2017

Download here (3.6MB). In this issue: President's Report, coaching tips and club member pics (so you know who's who!).

July 2017

Download here (1.0MB). In this issue: New member profile - Colin Domonish, Brian the Marathon Man and play the Bennelong face-recognition game.

March 2017

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: Read Joel's thoughts on sports injuries, Alitia's thoughts on gender equality in sport, The Iskhakovs move to Canberra, and meet new members Lara and Phil.

November 2016

Download here (2.1MB). In this issue: Wedding Bells and an orienteering trip to Slovenia-Austria-Italy. This is our final Blueprint edition from Marina, with the departure of our favourite Russians to Canberra. I'm sure we'll bump into them at a few events.

April 2016

Download here (1.4MB). In this issue: The President's report for 2016, meet long time member Julian and new member James, and read about Fedor and Marina's visit to Google Headquarters in California.

Oct 2015

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: Read about this year's Aus. Champs and QLD Champs, meet club member Brett and launch back into Street-O ith this season's Sydney Summer Series.

May 2015

Download here (2.8MB). In this issue: Terry and Cheryl's outback trip back from the Aus 3 Days orienteering in SA and comments from orienteers about Bennelong's Gumble Pinnacles map.

February 2015

Download here (3.0MB). In this issue: some new Australian Citizens on Australia Day, a review of Sprint the South, the Christmas BBQ, a preview of the NSW 2015 Long Champs and interviews with club members Richard and Cheryl D.

October 2014

Download here (1.0MB). In this issue, Bennelongers have been far and wide to compete across the globe. Read about the Aus Champs in WA, the World Champs in Italy (including the Venice Sprint event) and the Narth-Atlantic Champs at the Faroe Islands. Lots of pics and good stories.

July 2014

Download here (566KB). Read about the Easter Carnival and QBIII, NOSH 2014, Fedor and Marina's trip to Central Australia for the MTBO Champs, and meet Stuart Butler, Dave McGhee and Clyde McGhee (pictured)

April 2014

Download here. Read about Mel and Kathy's amazing African adventure with lots of pics, meet Clare Williams and wrap up the Sydney Summer Series!

November 2019

Download here (4.2MB). In this issue: Oceania and NOSH wrap-ups, Bennelong SI stick buyback scheme and a howto on cash-free payments at SSS using PayID on your phone.

May 2019

Download here (1.8MB). In this issue: Summer Series wrap-up and a welcome to the winter season, Richard Morris' tips on running fast, Brian's experience setting a SSS course.

December 2013

Download here. Read Barry Cole's orienteering story, meet the Tsangs and Povahs, and find out where the money goes from the club Treasurer.

October 2013

Download here. Read about the Australian Champs, hear from one of the club's founding members, meet some new members and find out about Marina's experience in the World Rogaining Champs.

May 2013

Download here. Read about Easter 2013 at Bendigo, Marina and Fedor's orienteering adventures in the UK, our State League Event at Wattle Ridge, Bob's experience setting a sprint event, and meet the Povah family and Mark Savery.

February 2013

Download here. The holiday special: Read about The Oceania carnival in New Zealand and the Christmas 5-Days in Beechworth, Victoria.

September 2012

Download here. This issue is packed to the brim with adventures! Terry teases about his awesome experience at the Northern Territory Orienteering Champs, Kathy gives us a run down on her and Mel's ICE-O in Iceland, and Darren waxes lyrical about his hike up Mt. Fuji in Japan! After a great Back to Granite State League weekend Rob gives us a report and Marina asks "What is your most typical mistake in Orienteering?".

June 2012

Download here. Marina has done it again and produced an excellent Blueprint. This issue we ask, "have you dreamed of being an orienteering world champion", see some interesting statistics on entrants of the Great NOSH Footrace and we get to know two of our newest members: Pierre and Chris.

March 2012

Download here. Find out about Gordon's fundraising for the Fred Hollows Foundation in Coastrek 2012, Round 2 of the DuO Adventure series at West Sydney Regional Park, Fedor and Marina's Uluru adventure and what out club members would be doing if it weren't for orienteering!

December 2011

Download here. The Christmas issue features an end of year wrap-up and Mel Cox's awesome Kilimajaro climb adventure.

September 2011

Download here. This issue is packed with international adventures! Gordon writes about trip to the World Orienteering Championships in France and Robert writes on the boggy moorlands at the Scottish 6 days. With snapshots of the maps at both events this issue should not be missed!

June 2011

Download here. Find out how Bennelong Northside went in the Frazzle Rock orienteering event in Western Australia, what our members love the most about orienteering, who are new Russian members are (that's Marina and Fedor in the pic) and how Melvyn went on ABC TV's Letters and Numbers!

March 2011

Download here. In this edition read profiles of the newest club members: Joel Putnam and Darren Slattery, and read about Bruce and Janet's O Story.

April 2008

Download here. This edition features Rob Spry's article on his trip to antarctica, Geographic Adventures in the Deep South.

September 2007

Download here. Read the report on the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo and see the new club shirts.


February 2007

Download here. Mel and kathy Cox celebrate their 20th wedding aniversary.

July 2006

Download here. Eric Moss makes the Australian team for the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark.


April 2006

Download here. Easter at Castlemaine!


February 2006 (pdf version)

Download here. The Sydney Summer Series is inn full swing. Find out how the BNO events have gone.

February 2006 (web version)

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