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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER+======THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER======
  
 A Journal devoted to matters of interest to Members of the Sydney Bush Walkers, Sydney, New South Wales. A Journal devoted to matters of interest to Members of the Sydney Bush Walkers, Sydney, New South Wales.
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 Misses Brenda White, (Editor), Marjorie Hill, Dorothy Lawry, Rene*Browne and Mr. Myles Dunphy. Misses Brenda White, (Editor), Marjorie Hill, Dorothy Lawry, Rene*Browne and Mr. Myles Dunphy.
  
-EDITORIAL+=====EDITORIAL=====
 This is the first occasion on which the "​Sydney Bushwalker",​ as the official organ of the Club, has had the opportunity of welcoming a new Committee with, we are pleased to say, the same President. This is the first occasion on which the "​Sydney Bushwalker",​ as the official organ of the Club, has had the opportunity of welcoming a new Committee with, we are pleased to say, the same President.
  
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-THE ROOF OF AUSTRALIA+=====THE ROOF OF AUSTRALIA=====
 (Harry Savage) (Harry Savage)
  
-To some extent my story is inspired by Miss Byles, who, in an account of Kosciusko, described it as the "Tramperst ​Paradise"​.+To some extent my story is inspired by Miss Byles, who, in an account of Kosciusko, described it as the "Trampers ​Paradise"​.
  
 Being a bit of a hobo myself and as it nearly led to us going to Paradise (or along the other track), it seems we have something in common. Being a bit of a hobo myself and as it nearly led to us going to Paradise (or along the other track), it seems we have something in common.
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-OBITUARY+=====OBITUARY=====
 JOHN ZUCCHETTI, AGED 59 YEARS JOHN ZUCCHETTI, AGED 59 YEARS
  
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-RELAXATION+=====RELAXATION=====
 Over the mountains, into the vale, Over the mountains, into the vale,
 Through the scrub we followed the trail: ​ Through the scrub we followed the trail: ​
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 And go our way with laughter'​s ring. And go our way with laughter'​s ring.
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 We had walked pretty hard all day, stopping only for a dry lunch, and always for the two or three minutes rest every half hour or so, that is essential to large daily mileage with heavy packs, when above 4000 ft. During these rests we usually ate a few raisins or else a portion of the day's chocolate ration. Well, after crossing a slight easy depression, say half a mile wide, 100 ft. deep, and about two miles long, (probably from later observations this depression would mark the connecting route shown on maps between Adaminaby and Nine Mile Hollow - but beware of maps in this country, because in this case as in many others, there is no trace whatever of a track), we decided to camp in a slight gap, looking out over the depression towards Tabletop (Cabramurra,​ 5850). We had walked pretty hard all day, stopping only for a dry lunch, and always for the two or three minutes rest every half hour or so, that is essential to large daily mileage with heavy packs, when above 4000 ft. During these rests we usually ate a few raisins or else a portion of the day's chocolate ration. Well, after crossing a slight easy depression, say half a mile wide, 100 ft. deep, and about two miles long, (probably from later observations this depression would mark the connecting route shown on maps between Adaminaby and Nine Mile Hollow - but beware of maps in this country, because in this case as in many others, there is no trace whatever of a track), we decided to camp in a slight gap, looking out over the depression towards Tabletop (Cabramurra,​ 5850).
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 After pitching the two tents, it was noticed that an unusually heavy mass of storm clouds was rapidly heading our way from Jagungal. Having been caught before, we immediately put all our gear inside the tents, tied everything down, and then - not one drop of rain fell, but the thermometer fell about 20degrees F and the air became white with hail. It literally fell down for about fifteen minutes and, believe me, I was scared, - three days walk from Kiandra and God knows how far to Kosciusko and the Chalet, and a damn good chance of having both tents torn to shreds by the searing hail, and then just as suddenly as it had started, it stopped again. The sun was shining in about two minutes, and about two minutes later we beheld a spectacle rarely given to city folk to see. It was an enormous rainbow strikingly perfect in every detail, seeming to rise from out the green earth at our very feet, and behind it more delicately tinted but as complete as the big one, was its reflection, a second rainbow. After pitching the two tents, it was noticed that an unusually heavy mass of storm clouds was rapidly heading our way from Jagungal. Having been caught before, we immediately put all our gear inside the tents, tied everything down, and then - not one drop of rain fell, but the thermometer fell about 20degrees F and the air became white with hail. It literally fell down for about fifteen minutes and, believe me, I was scared, - three days walk from Kiandra and God knows how far to Kosciusko and the Chalet, and a damn good chance of having both tents torn to shreds by the searing hail, and then just as suddenly as it had started, it stopped again. The sun was shining in about two minutes, and about two minutes later we beheld a spectacle rarely given to city folk to see. It was an enormous rainbow strikingly perfect in every detail, seeming to rise from out the green earth at our very feet, and behind it more delicately tinted but as complete as the big one, was its reflection, a second rainbow.
  
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