On the 27th of January 2020 I found myself at Mailes Cave just after the 2020 bushfires, but before the 2020 floods.
I decided to photograph the entire logbook for posterities sake as there was significant fire damage in the vicinity of the cave. The logbook went back almost 40 years so I thought it was worth preserving.
I had intended to do an analysis of these entries, however never got around to it. In part because I have difficulty reading cursive. A cursory analysis of the dates reveals that the cave goes through periods of more and less intense use, interest in this cave has ebbed and flowed over the years.
I have uploaded the photos here: https://imgur.com/a/1sRYwmj
Perhaps someone will get a laugh out of seeing their old entry, or feels inspired to perform their own analysis.
Of slight interest might be Andy Macqueen's entry from 1996 - there are also some records of some fairly extensive trips in there. Cudos to the people spending two weeks out in the Wollemi!