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 Win, Brenda and Marj. booked for a further week at "​Waldheim"​ to explore Lakes, Mountains and Rivers, which speaks of the enchantment of this National Park, which in the near future will become one of the leading holiday resorts Of Tasmania, and Australia. Win, Brenda and Marj. booked for a further week at "​Waldheim"​ to explore Lakes, Mountains and Rivers, which speaks of the enchantment of this National Park, which in the near future will become one of the leading holiday resorts Of Tasmania, and Australia.
-===== THE CALL OF THE BUSH. =====+ 
 +===== The Call of the Bush. =====
 __By "A Converted Scoffer"​__ __By "A Converted Scoffer"​__
  
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 Gone, therefore, is the glorious possibility of perishing bravely of thirst in the attempt to scale the mountain, and gone also the lonely solitude which made it true to name. The only redeeming feature was the fact that I got there in half the time I did ten years ago, a consoling thought for one approaching middle life. For the same reason it was flattering to overhear the following remark on the way home: "I say, Jack, there'​s a girl guide! No it isn't a girl guide! It's a girl cub!" Gone, therefore, is the glorious possibility of perishing bravely of thirst in the attempt to scale the mountain, and gone also the lonely solitude which made it true to name. The only redeeming feature was the fact that I got there in half the time I did ten years ago, a consoling thought for one approaching middle life. For the same reason it was flattering to overhear the following remark on the way home: "I say, Jack, there'​s a girl guide! No it isn't a girl guide! It's a girl cub!"
 ===== Livestock Killed by Iron-Shod Recreational Walkers. ===== ===== Livestock Killed by Iron-Shod Recreational Walkers. =====
-==== ACTION THREATENED BY CATTLE-DUFFERS' ​ASSOCIATION. ====+==== Action Threatened by Cattle-Duffers' ​Association. ====
    
 __I. Bobabout, Megalong__ __I. Bobabout, Megalong__
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 Mr. Hi Billy Can, an acknowledged authority on brakes (he is a tram driver in his spare time) added that without heel-brakes Trailers would become a serious menace to the countryside. Skids would be a matter of serious moment. He enthusiastically favours bigger and better hobnails and bigger and better swags for safety sake, and quotes the great Baron Thurat, who has written, "Work your monogram in hobnails; leave your mark wherever you go and make an impression in the land. Keep moving; put your feet down with verve and push hard. Excoriate trails and kick loose stones into the nearest parish. If you happen to step on the dog, get another dog". Mr. Hi Billy Can, an acknowledged authority on brakes (he is a tram driver in his spare time) added that without heel-brakes Trailers would become a serious menace to the countryside. Skids would be a matter of serious moment. He enthusiastically favours bigger and better hobnails and bigger and better swags for safety sake, and quotes the great Baron Thurat, who has written, "Work your monogram in hobnails; leave your mark wherever you go and make an impression in the land. Keep moving; put your feet down with verve and push hard. Excoriate trails and kick loose stones into the nearest parish. If you happen to step on the dog, get another dog".
 The Willymuckalong episode leaves the Trailers cold. They say the "​locals"​ do not know their good luck. So far they have not yet met the Bushwalking Bargers. These double-stomached,​ steel-shinned cruisers take up-grade range sides like Trailers take their midday ration. They do not use heel-brakes but stop by grasping trees or rocks. Lacking these they grasp each other, or if too far apart for this manoeuvre they just keep moving. The really proficient Barger barges with a swerve, a sort of "​googly"​ progress disconcerting to head-on traffic such as birds and blowflies. One keen observer maintains that Bargers feed whilst "on the move" and that this accounts for the lack of birds, butterflies and thistledown in many parts of the country. Really, the Willymuckalong people have very little to complain about so far. The Willymuckalong episode leaves the Trailers cold. They say the "​locals"​ do not know their good luck. So far they have not yet met the Bushwalking Bargers. These double-stomached,​ steel-shinned cruisers take up-grade range sides like Trailers take their midday ration. They do not use heel-brakes but stop by grasping trees or rocks. Lacking these they grasp each other, or if too far apart for this manoeuvre they just keep moving. The really proficient Barger barges with a swerve, a sort of "​googly"​ progress disconcerting to head-on traffic such as birds and blowflies. One keen observer maintains that Bargers feed whilst "on the move" and that this accounts for the lack of birds, butterflies and thistledown in many parts of the country. Really, the Willymuckalong people have very little to complain about so far.
-===== KOSCIUSKO.===== ​+===== Kosciusko.===== ​
 "​B."​ "​B."​
  
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-===== A BED-TIME STORY. =====+===== A Bed-Time Story. =====
  
 Once upon a time (all good stories begin thus) there was a man who was very tough and he said to his friends "​What'​s all this fuss about sleeping bags and hip holes and bracken underneath and all"? And his friends said: "O, well we like comfort in camp"; and the man said: "​Pah!"​ (for he was very tough and always said "​Pah!"​ when he was disgusted.) Once upon a time (all good stories begin thus) there was a man who was very tough and he said to his friends "​What'​s all this fuss about sleeping bags and hip holes and bracken underneath and all"? And his friends said: "O, well we like comfort in camp"; and the man said: "​Pah!"​ (for he was very tough and always said "​Pah!"​ when he was disgusted.)
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 __AND HE SLEPT WELL EVER AFTER.__ __AND HE SLEPT WELL EVER AFTER.__
  
-===== CAMPING TRIP -  ​EASTER ​1934.===== ​+===== Camping Trip -  ​Easter ​1934.===== ​
  
 __29th. MARCH to 2nd. APRIL. by Chas. Pryde.__ __29th. MARCH to 2nd. APRIL. by Chas. Pryde.__
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 A good quick run brought us to Strathfield where some of the party left. The others went on to Central and scattered outside the barrier after a most enjoyable trip in spite of the broken weather. A good quick run brought us to Strathfield where some of the party left. The others went on to Central and scattered outside the barrier after a most enjoyable trip in spite of the broken weather.
-===== ADDITIONS TO LIBRARY ​=====+===== Additions to Library ​=====
 since last issue of The Sydney Bushwalker. since last issue of The Sydney Bushwalker.
  
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-===== SOCIAL NOTES. =====+===== Social Notes. =====
  
 One of our most entertaining lecturers, Marie Byles, was in good form on 23rd. March when she took us "In quest of Mountains in N.S.W."​ Her Lantern slides were also very fine. One of our most entertaining lecturers, Marie Byles, was in good form on 23rd. March when she took us "In quest of Mountains in N.S.W."​ Her Lantern slides were also very fine.
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