Greg Leeder

Melbourne, Australia

Long time caver. Long time motorcycle rider Long time tech with PMG, Telecom & Telstra.

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Sep 03 2017

Wombeyan caves, NSW. August 2017

On our way to the UIS conference in Penrith, Mara and I called in to Wombeyan. Andy Spate was conducting a pre-conference tour for overseas visitors and offered to take us with them.

May 31 2017

Photographic survey of Buchan caves.

Daryl Carr recently led a team into the caves at Buchan to make a photo record of some of the caves.   The VSA & FOBCR have combined on a project to Image the Great Chambers of Buchan caves,  To date we have dealt with imaging the chambers in 3 of the major Buchan caves. …

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Nov 10 2015

Federal Cave Centenary

Over 80 visitors were conducted through the cave on 7th November as part of a celebration of the resurrection of the old tourist cave. Friends of Buchan Caves & VSA members showed the works and improvements in the cave including solar powered LED lighting.     Friends of Buchan Caves & VSA members

Jul 14 2015

Nullarbor 2015

Proof that we are not the first to visit this cave A doline with 6 metre pitch.                                                              Remains of a settlers hut VSA have completed another successful Nullarbor expedition. No dinosaurs or 50 metre dolines were found but we did note many small features and blowholes. There were may indications of aboriginal visits and more …

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Feb 14 2015

Limestone strata

This photo was taken by Gary Smith from NHVSS in December. We are facing east looking over Slocombe’s cave from the farmhouse on the hill. On previous visits to this place the ground was covered by pasture grass and other weeds so that the bedding plane of the limestone was obscured. Cattle had grazed most …

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Jun 16 2014

Nullarbor 2014

      The Nullarbor expedition members have returned after 3 weeks on the plain. A party of 13 were joined by the park ranger to explore and map the caves and blowholes in the limestone of South Australia.                         This was our home for 3 weeks ,     ,     ,   …

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Mar 18 2014

Mole creek, Tas

I have just returned from Tasmania where I visited King Solomon’s cave.A conducted tour but a good cave all the same. The Column was dead straight and about 12 cm thick. Note the handrail at the bottom of picture for scale. It would be about4 or 5 metres tall. Also a nice straw about 2 …

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Sep 11 2013

Naracoorte Sep. 2013

On 7th Sept VSA met up with cavers from SA at Naracoorte for a weekend of caving and a sit down dinner on Saturday night. The park ranger took a party into Victoria fossil cave to see the bone dig and display of the marsupial lion. (Thylacoleo carnifex)        This is a sandcone, a …

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Aug 21 2013

Nullarbor 2011

    The camp.                                                           Nick exploring.                                           …

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Jul 01 2013

This place I know.

There is this place I go, it’s mysteries I must know. Fourth lunar cycle near, it beckons every year. With a spirit of adventure, car and trailer loaded I venture. Westward this place I go to meet old friends I know. No trees nor mountains there, this place few can compare. Listen as you draw …

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