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 It is Paddy'​s job to assist busy people more readily to get to the great out o' doors properly equipped to meet all vagaries of weather and variety of conditions. To further these ends in 1937 he has some new lines which should lessen walking weariness and add to camping comfort. It is Paddy'​s job to assist busy people more readily to get to the great out o' doors properly equipped to meet all vagaries of weather and variety of conditions. To further these ends in 1937 he has some new lines which should lessen walking weariness and add to camping comfort.
  
-__The new proofing.__+** The new proofing.**
  
 All stock groundsheets,​ capes and lumber jackets are now proofed by an entirely new process which is even more reliable than the old proofing and has the following advantages:​- All stock groundsheets,​ capes and lumber jackets are now proofed by an entirely new process which is even more reliable than the old proofing and has the following advantages:​-
  
-__Colour__. Quite even. __Feel__. Softer and quite non-tacky.+** Colour**. Quite even. ** Feel**. Softer and quite non-tacky.
  
-__STRENGTH__. Cloth is not weakened as in old style of proofing. The basis is of course as before the best quality light weight japara. Articles may be reproofed.+** STRENGTH**. Cloth is not weakened as in old style of proofing. The basis is of course as before the best quality light weight japara. Articles may be reproofed.
  
-__Lumber Jackets__. In various shades of khaki and brown from 36" to 44" chest, 2 pockets, elastic waist - 21/- - (They were made to sell at 35/-. Manufacturer closed down supply limited.)+** Lumber Jackets** ​. In various shades of khaki and brown from 36" to 44" chest, 2 pockets, elastic waist - 21/- - (They were made to sell at 35/-. Manufacturer closed down supply limited.)
  
 P.A. PALLIN, P.A. PALLIN,
  
-__ 'Phone B.3101__ ​. | F.A. PALLIN,|+** 'Phone B.3101** ​. | F.A. PALLIN,|
 | :::| 327 George St., SYDNEY.| | :::| 327 George St., SYDNEY.|
 | :::| Opp. Paling'​s.| | :::| Opp. Paling'​s.|
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 After the whole of the deposit had been formed, trees mnd grass grew on it, and there is even now only a few inches of ordinary dirt on the top, which has formed over all these years from fallen leaves, grass sticks etc. After the whole of the deposit had been formed, trees mnd grass grew on it, and there is even now only a few inches of ordinary dirt on the top, which has formed over all these years from fallen leaves, grass sticks etc.
  
-The only thing that has me beaten is the fact that after the whole thing has been formed, there must have been another volcanic eruption in the vicinity, as the mountain is covered with basalt rocks, some weighing up to 4 and 5 tons; __but all of which are only on the surface__, and although the earth deposit is quite soft, not one of these rocks has penetrated into it, yet they must have been thrown there after the deposit was formed. Only the outside portion of the deposit is dry, and inside up to about 100 yards getting wetter as you go in, and after that distance it is a brown colour, from having a carbon content. This when dried and fired burns itself out, leaving a pure white earth, equal to the other.+The only thing that has me beaten is the fact that after the whole thing has been formed, there must have been another volcanic eruption in the vicinity, as the mountain is covered with basalt rocks, some weighing up to 4 and 5 tons; ** but all of which are only on the surface**, and although the earth deposit is quite soft, not one of these rocks has penetrated into it, yet they must have been thrown there after the deposit was formed. Only the outside portion of the deposit is dry, and inside up to about 100 yards getting wetter as you go in, and after that distance it is a brown colour, from having a carbon content. This when dried and fired burns itself out, leaving a pure white earth, equal to the other.
  
 There must be a big reservoir of water somewhere in the mountain, as springs run out of it here and there, and in good seasons there is even a spring on the flat top of the mountain 600 feet above Bugaldie. There must be a big reservoir of water somewhere in the mountain, as springs run out of it here and there, and in good seasons there is even a spring on the flat top of the mountain 600 feet above Bugaldie.
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 ===== A Week's Ramble Along the Cox via Katoomba. ===== ===== A Week's Ramble Along the Cox via Katoomba. =====
  
-__ Evelyn Millard.__ +** Evelyn Millard.** 
  
 On Friday night, the 3rd. October, seven of us, to wit, Ada Meade, Hilma Galliott, Gordon Smith, Bernard Yardley (our most estimable leader), Ninian Melville, Max Gentle and I set out for a most enjoyable week's walk. On Friday night, the 3rd. October, seven of us, to wit, Ada Meade, Hilma Galliott, Gordon Smith, Bernard Yardley (our most estimable leader), Ninian Melville, Max Gentle and I set out for a most enjoyable week's walk.
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 Friday lunch time found us just near the junction of the Wollondilly and Cox Rivers. Now, up till this day we had had exceptionally good meals but this day an examination of the packs, we were only able to scrape together for lunch enough damper to have l½ (( 1.5)) slices each, with cheese. Too soon did the 1½ (( 1.5)) pieces sink in our cavities, and we were all left feeling rather light inside. Ada and Bernard had just started dividing the damper crumbs, when I remembered I had nearly 1 lb. of chocolate in a pocket of my pack. Thus we were saved from starvation, and we went happily on our way to Bimlo where we arrived at 5 o'​clock;​ this was our final camping spot. To make up for the sorry lunch we had had, Ninian made us another good steamed pudding. Friday lunch time found us just near the junction of the Wollondilly and Cox Rivers. Now, up till this day we had had exceptionally good meals but this day an examination of the packs, we were only able to scrape together for lunch enough damper to have l½ (( 1.5)) slices each, with cheese. Too soon did the 1½ (( 1.5)) pieces sink in our cavities, and we were all left feeling rather light inside. Ada and Bernard had just started dividing the damper crumbs, when I remembered I had nearly 1 lb. of chocolate in a pocket of my pack. Thus we were saved from starvation, and we went happily on our way to Bimlo where we arrived at 5 o'​clock;​ this was our final camping spot. To make up for the sorry lunch we had had, Ninian made us another good steamed pudding.
  
-On this, our last night of camping, we went to bed about 8:30, and at midnight or thereabouts all were awakened by merrymakers from an adjoining boarding house and by torches shining on the tents. We were very annoyed, but just __ grinned ​__ and bore it, and after hearing various comments such as "Looks like a boy scouts'​ camp" and a discussion on our cooking gear, the marauders left us in peace and we just rolled over and went to sleep??????​.+On this, our last night of camping, we went to bed about 8:30, and at midnight or thereabouts all were awakened by merrymakers from an adjoining boarding house and by torches shining on the tents. We were very annoyed, but just ** grinned ​** and bore it, and after hearing various comments such as "Looks like a boy scouts'​ camp" and a discussion on our cooking gear, the marauders left us in peace and we just rolled over and went to sleep??????​.
  
 ===== Grose River ===== ===== Grose River =====
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 The scene changes for a moment to the front of the train, to give the Lady a chance to extricate herself, or work out her Purgatory as the Law of Karma demands. Here we see a traveller who, having completed his meal of fish and chips, is waving the newspaper wrapping in the air, the whiles remarking to a fellow passenger, "​Pleasant it is in the good greenwood when the mavis and merle are singing, but pleasanter far to mine ear is the skriek and roar of a rousing locust chorus in the Australian bush. Hark at it." The scene changes for a moment to the front of the train, to give the Lady a chance to extricate herself, or work out her Purgatory as the Law of Karma demands. Here we see a traveller who, having completed his meal of fish and chips, is waving the newspaper wrapping in the air, the whiles remarking to a fellow passenger, "​Pleasant it is in the good greenwood when the mavis and merle are singing, but pleasanter far to mine ear is the skriek and roar of a rousing locust chorus in the Australian bush. Hark at it."
  
-"You are right,"​ said his companion; but they were both wrong, and Little Audrey laughed and laughed because ​__ she __ knew it wasn't a locust chorus, as also do you, my intelligent reader, especially (one might say '​inevitably'​) if you were there in person.+"You are right,"​ said his companion; but they were both wrong, and Little Audrey laughed and laughed because ​** she ** knew it wasn't a locust chorus, as also do you, my intelligent reader, especially (one might say '​inevitably'​) if you were there in person.
  
 Back at the scene of action we find the worst is over. De Bertram is upright, shaking little girls off his back and shoulders, and out of his hair, and wiping the perspiration from his face. Shielding his head with his crooked arm he took the cotton wool from his ears for one desperate moment and leaned over to remark to the Lady who had just succeeded in emerging from the tangle of arms and legs and small bodies, "What Ho!!" Back at the scene of action we find the worst is over. De Bertram is upright, shaking little girls off his back and shoulders, and out of his hair, and wiping the perspiration from his face. Shielding his head with his crooked arm he took the cotton wool from his ears for one desperate moment and leaned over to remark to the Lady who had just succeeded in emerging from the tangle of arms and legs and small bodies, "What Ho!!"
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 "Minus food, your Ladyship."​ "Minus food, your Ladyship."​
  
-"Let them be fed," quoth her Ladyship, and they __ were __ fed, __ and __ __ how __ ? Well, I can't tell you how, because your Editress (you know her stubborn nature) has demanded that I give her this article immediately,​ otherwise it will miss insertion in the next issue and will have to wait for three months for the next, by which time it will be definitely ​__ passe __. Consequently I can't tell you all about the sports in the afternoon, or Christmats Tree, or Haille Selassie who strained a muscle in the three-legged race and had to be carried home. You're also going to miss a graphic account of the water-pistol fight extending over two compartments on the way home in the train. Say, was it good fun? You ask me!+"Let them be fed," quoth her Ladyship, and they ** were ** fed, ** and ** ** how ** ? Well, I can't tell you how, because your Editress (you know her stubborn nature) has demanded that I give her this article immediately,​ otherwise it will miss insertion in the next issue and will have to wait for three months for the next, by which time it will be definitely ​** passe **. Consequently I can't tell you all about the sports in the afternoon, or Christmats Tree, or Haille Selassie who strained a muscle in the three-legged race and had to be carried home. You're also going to miss a graphic account of the water-pistol fight extending over two compartments on the way home in the train. Say, was it good fun? You ask me!
  
 If you want to be narked about missing all this you had better interview the Editress. But if you're thinking of taking drastic action, my advice is - don't. You'll never get another person to take on the thankless task of squeezing blood out of stones with such good grace as she squeezes literary masterpieces out of her Bushwalker friends. If you want to be narked about missing all this you had better interview the Editress. But if you're thinking of taking drastic action, my advice is - don't. You'll never get another person to take on the thankless task of squeezing blood out of stones with such good grace as she squeezes literary masterpieces out of her Bushwalker friends.
  
-__ By Dot English. ​__ +** By Dot English. ​** 
  
  
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