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 |Editor:​-|Marie B. Byles.| |Editor:​-|Marie B. Byles.|
-|Assistant Editor:​-|Dianh (( [Sic] - Dinah)) Hearfield.|+|Assistant Editor:​-|Dianh (( [sic] - Dinah)) Hearfield.|
 |Sales Manager:​-|W.J. Mullins.| |Sales Manager:​-|W.J. Mullins.|
 |Editorial Committee:​-|Doris Allden, Dot English, Ada Frost, Ian Malcolm.| |Editorial Committee:​-|Doris Allden, Dot English, Ada Frost, Ian Malcolm.|
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 __By Judex__. __By Judex__.
  
-In the Middle Ages it was an ordeal by fire; in modern times it is an ordeal by test 'walks, during which the prospective members social,, moral, physical, mental, and every other bearing,, is observed noted and reported upon? Without a whimper he must submit to being dragged through blackberry bushes and made to fall down precipices; without murmur he must go through prickly bush while the full4ledged ​members take an easy track; without complaint he must tread the hard highway while the elect go by bus.+In the Middle Ages it was an ordeal by fire; in modern times it is an ordeal by test walks, during which the prospective members social, moral, physical, mental, and every other bearing, is observednoted and reported upon? Without a whimper he must submit to being dragged through blackberry bushes and made to fall down precipices; without murmur he must go through prickly bush while the full-fledged ​members take an easy track; without complaint he must tread the hard highway while the elect go by bus.
  
 In the Middle Ages the trial by ordeal ended the matter; in modern times there follows a Christening,​ a Catechism and a Confirmation. In the Middle Ages the trial by ordeal ended the matter; in modern times there follows a Christening,​ a Catechism and a Confirmation.
  
-For an ordinary Christening one godfather and one godmother are usually considered sufficient; but the S.B.W. require seven godfathers or godmothers all prepared to go guarantee for the mental, physical, moral and social ​upbrin4- Jag of the applicant.+For an ordinary Christening one godfather and one godmother are usually considered sufficient; but the S.B.W. require seven godfathers or godmothers all prepared to go guarantee for the mental, physical, moral and social ​upbringing ​of the applicant.
  
-Then follows the catechism when the prospective is examined by the Committoe ​on whether he swims, sings, carries a tent, reads a compass, bears a torch, ​findls, his way out of trackless bush, wears khaki shorts, and goodness - or the Committee - alone knows what else.+Then follows the catechism when the prospective is examined by the Committee ​on whether he swims, sings, carries a tent, reads a compass, bears a torch, ​finds, his way out of trackless bush, wears khaki shorts, and goodness - or the Committee - alone knows what else.
  
-Then, finally, if he survives the Ordeal, the Baptism and the Catechisms be is handed the Book of Words, anointed with the Badge, blessed by the President and received into the fold of the Faithful amid the applause of the Elect.+Then, finally, if he survives the Ordeal, the Baptism and the Catechism, he is handed the Book of Words, anointed with the Badge, blessed by the President and received into the fold of the Faithful amid the applause of the Elect.
  
-TEST WALKS+__Test Walks__
  
-There have been several enquiries recently as to what constituted a test walk. In answer we publish, underneath the pattern walks adopted by the Club+There have been several enquiries recently as to what constituted a test walk. In answer we publish, underneath the pattern walks adopted by the Club in 1932 and alterable only by the Club in general meeting. Test Walks (two day-walks and one week-end walk) to be undertaken by prospective members must approximate to these pattern walks in mileage, hours walked and nature of the country. The prospective member is expected to accomplish the walks successfully,​ as regards not only physical endurance, but also intelligent interest, so that he could take the same routes again by himself.
  
-in 1932 mad alterable only by the Club in general meeting. Test Walks(two day4 walks and one week...end walk) to be undertaken by prospective members must approximate to these pattern walks in mileages hours walked and. nature of the country. The prospective member is expected to accomplish the walks successfully,​ as regards not only physical endurance, but also intelligent interest, so that he could take the same routes again by himself. +__Week-End Walks__
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-WEEK-END WALKS +
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-I. Leameah, Bush Walkers'​ Basin, Woronoral Mosquito Camp, Engadine. +
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-2. Bundeeaa, Marley, Wattamolla, Curracurrong,​ Garie Beach, Burning Palms, Helensburgh. +
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-3. eampbelltawn,​ Minerva Pool, Pheasant'​s Creeks Tedderburn Bridge, Campbelitown.+
  
 +I. Leumeah, Bush Walkers'​ Basin, Woronora Mosquito Camp, Engadine.\\ ​
 +2. Bundeena, Marley, Wattamolla, Curracurrong,​ Garie Beach, Burning Palms, Helensburgh.\\ ​
 +3. Campbelltown,​ Minerva Pool, Pheasant'​s Creek, Wedderburn Bridge, Campbelltown.\\ ​
 4. Cowan, Refuge Bay, Topham Trig, Duckhole, Barrabeen. 4. Cowan, Refuge Bay, Topham Trig, Duckhole, Barrabeen.
  
-ONE-DAY WALKS +__One-Day Walks__
  
-1,Kuringai, Crosslands, ​Galvton ​Gorge, Fish Ponds, Hornsby.+1Kuringai, Crosslands, ​Galston ​Gorge, Fish Ponds, Hornsby.\\  
 +2. Heathcote, Uloola, Nioka, Lady Carrington'​s Drive, Lilyvale.\\  
 +3. Waterfall, The Mill, Island Track, Palona Brook, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale.\\  
 +4. Audley, Winifred Falls, Cascade Creek, Up Creek, The Saddle, Wattamolla, back by track to Audley.
  
-2. Heathcotes Uloola Nioka Lady Carrington'​s Drive, Lilyvale. +===== Why Carry Tent=====
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-5. Waterfalls The Mills Island Track, Palona Brook, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale. +
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-46 Audley, Winifred Falls, Cascade Creeks Up Creeks The Saddles Wattamolla, back by track to Audley. +
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-THY CARRY TENT?+
  
 Kathleen Mackay. Kathleen Mackay.
  
-In factwhy sleep out at all? Most of us surely, rejoice in good+In factwhy sleep out at all? Most of ussurely, rejoice in good beds at home. However, Bush-walkers being what they are, cursed with the instincts but not blessed with the physique of nomads, some sort of covering must be devised to protect them during the night hours. The problem arises how to combine the greatest possible shelter with the least possible weight.
  
-home. HoweverBush-walkers being what they arecursed with the /athlete but not blessed with the physique ​of nomadssome sort of covering mUet be devised to protect them during the night hours. The problem arises how to combine the greatest possible shelter with the least possible weight.+Tentsit would seemhave always been a thorn in the side of wandering humanity. Glancing through ​the pages of historywe find King David declaring bitterly - doubtless after a night in a leaky camp - that he would rather eke out a miserable existence in a church-porch than dwell in a tent.
  
-Tents, it would seem, have always been thorn in the side of wandering hOincaity. Glancing through ​the pages of history, we find King David declaring bitterly doubtless after a night in a leaky camp - that he would rather eke out+Shakespeare likewise seems to have had rough spin under canvas and refers to 'the tent that searches to the bottom ​of the worst' ​meaning either ​that it drove him to the depths of despair or that the whole tottering structure sank in the mud.
  
-miserable existence in a church-porch than dwell in a tent,+Then we all know the nineteenth century gentleman who had such trouble with his moving (i.e. collapsing) ​tent that he had to pitch it afresh each night.
  
-Shakespeare likewise seems to have had a rough spin under canvas and refers to 'the tent that searehes to the bottom ​of the worst' ​meaning either that it drove him to the depths ​of despair or that the whole tottering structure Oank in the mud.+All this of course was in the bad old days before a Real Tent Maker - breathe his initials, pp brought comfort ​to mankind. The most successful ​of his predecessors appears to have been a Mr. O. Jacob. Many years B.C. one Balaam, best known in connection with an ass, exclaimed ecstatically:​ "How goodly are thy tents, O. Jacob!"​ thereby establishing ​that tentmaker'​s reputation forever.
  
-Then we all know the nineteenth century gentleman Who had such trouble with his moving (i ecollapsing) tent that he had to pitch it afresh each night.+Omar, of course, made tents; and see how subtly that profession warped ​his mental outlookA sceptic: a cynicAren't we all, where tents are concerned?
  
-All this of course was in the bad old days before ​Real Tent Maker breathe his initialspp brought comfort to mankind. The most successful of his predecessors appdara to have been a MrOJacobMany years B.Cone Balaam, best known in connection ​with an assexclaimed ecstatically"Haw goodly are thy tentsOJacobi" ​thereby establishing that tentmaker'​s reputation forever.+To make the best of bad jobwhy not dispense with the tent and use a waterproof sleeping-bag instead? The hardy trampers in New Zealand, that moist but lovely land, sleep thus, unscathed. The bag, complete with hood and furnished with eyelets for lashing the opening together, accommodates self and packIts advantages are manyIts weightl½ lbs (( 1.5 lbs ))surely compares favourably ​with that of any tent. One is assured of the utmost privacyretiring like a snail into the shell. It is essentially a one-man affairsharing is impossible. One can wear it by the camp-fire and keep the draught off the spineand during the night it can be turned lightly and easily to catch, or avoid, the prevailing wind. Again, sack-racers find it invaluable. "But what" the carping critic asks, "about disrobing for the night? With the well-trained camper this difficulty does not arise. He sleeps in everything he has with him.
  
-Omarof coursemade tents; and see how subtly ​that profession warped his mental outlook. A sceptic: ​cynic. Aren't we allwhere tents are concerned3+Finallythe bagunlike the tent, is simple to fold. One often hears it said "they fold their tents like the Arabs" - but how do the Arabs fold their tents? The accepted method is to take one corner in the left teeth (all Bush Walkers should see that they have few left) and rotate rapidly in a clockwise directionshouting in a loud voice and at stated intervals: Abracadabra! The result will be either strangulation or success.
  
-To make the best of a bad job, why not dispense with the tent and use a waterproof sleeping-bag instead? The hardy trampers ​in New Zealand, that moist but lovely land, sleep thus, unscathed. The bag, complete with hood and furnished with eyelets for lashing ​the opening together, accommodates self and packIts advantages are manyIts weight, l lbs, surely compares favourably with that or my tent. One is assured of the utmost privacy, retiring like a snail into the shell. It is essentially a one-man affair: sharing is impossible. One can wear it by the camp-fire and keep the draught off the spine, and during the night it can be turned lightly and easily to catch, or avoid, the prevailinc wind. Again, sack-racers find it invaluable. "But what" the carping critic asks, "about disrobing for the night? With the well-trained camper this difficulty does not arise, Be sleeps in everything he has with him.+===== A Few Points On "Bush Walking" ​in the U.S.A=====
  
-Finally, the bag, unlike the tent, is simple to foldOne often hears it said "they fold their tents like the Arabs" ​but how do the Arabs fold their tents? The accepted method ​is to take one corner in the left teeth (all Bush Walkers should see that they have a few left) and rotate rapidly in a clockwise direction, shouting in a iowi voice 0/11,4 at stated intervals: AbracadabraThe result will be either strangulation or success.+__J.V. Turner__.\\  
 +(N.B. The term "hike" is not my own!)
  
-- 21 - +Doubtless, the manner in which Mr. J. Otis Swift, nature writer on the "New York World",​ conducts his hikes would not, in all respects at least, appeal to Sydney Bush Walkers, but a few points culled from an article in a recent "​Digest"​ may prove interesting and in some cases, give us food for thought.
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-A FEW POINTS ON "BUSH WALKING"​ IN THE U.S.A. +
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-Turner. (N.B. The term "​hike"​ is not my own!) +
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-Doubtless, the manner in which Mr. J. Otis auift, nature writer on the "New York World",​ conducts his hikes would mot, in all respects at least, appeal to Sydney Bush Walkers, but a few points culled from an article in a recent "​Digest"​ may prove interesting and in some cases, give us food for thought.+
  
 Mr. Swift, christened Josiah, named his organisation the Yosian Brotherhood. From a modest beginning 13 years ago the movement has expanded into 50 groups and in that time has given health, recreation mad enjoyment of nature to 110,000 "​hikers."​ Mr. Swift, christened Josiah, named his organisation the Yosian Brotherhood. From a modest beginning 13 years ago the movement has expanded into 50 groups and in that time has given health, recreation mad enjoyment of nature to 110,000 "​hikers."​
  
-To quote the article, "​.......along with poison ivy mad blistered feet, over 75 marriages have been contracted on Yosian hikes."​ (The S.B.Ws are following a close second!)+To quote the article, "​.......along with poison ivy and blistered feet, over 75 marriages have been contracted on Yosian hikes."​ (The S.B.Ws are following a close second!)
  
-Swift has an infallible method of preventing dissension within the ranks. When indtvidulas ​dislike the way he runs his hikes - if they prefer longer or shorter walks, more ot less nature talk etc. etc. - he urges them to take as many members as they can and form an offshoot group. Such groups cater for music, religion, birds, water life, geology and entomology.+Swift has an infallible method of preventing dissension within the ranks. When individulas (( [sic] )) dislike the way he runs his hikes - if they prefer longer or shorter walks, more ot (( [sic] )) less nature talk etc. etc. - he urges them to take as many members as they can and form an offshoot group. Such groups cater for music, religion, birds, water life, geology and entomology.
  
-They do not stop there of course. A cluster of new clubs is springing up along that mammoth and longest "​footpath"​ in the world, the Appalachian TrailThis gigantic 12 year project of cleaning and maintaining a 2,050 mile wilderness track over the summits of mountains and through the wild lands of 14 States from Maine to Georgia, was, according to this article, the volunteer work of outdoor organisations,​ offshoots of the original Yosians.+They do not stop there of course. A cluster of new clubs is springing up along that mammoth and longest "​footpath"​ in the world, the Appalachian TrailThis gigantic 12 year project of cleaning and maintaining a 2,050 mile wilderness track over the summits of mountains and through the wild lands of 14 States from Maine to Georgia, was, according to this article, the volunteer work of outdoor organisations,​ offshoots of the original Yosians.
  
-Some hiking clubs have permanent camps. The Omaha Walking Club (sweet sounding name, after "​hiking"​) owns four buildings and 2,000 dollars worth of equipment in a spot approachable only on foot. A host and hostess are permanently stationed there and the camp fee of ten cents includes coffee served by them. Attendance at the camp is about 4.800 a year.+Some hiking clubs have permanent camps. The Omaha Walking Club (sweet sounding name, after "​hiking"​) owns four buildings and 2,000 dollars worth of equipment in a spot approachable only on foot. A host and hostess are permanently stationed there and the camp fee of ten cents includes coffee served by them. Attendance at the camp is about 4.800 (( [sic] )) a year.
  
-Members of the Mohawk Valley ​Biking ​Club of Schenectady were invited to make themselves at home on the property of an aged poet. In appreciation of his hospitality the club manually ​planted some trees until they had reafforeated ​all the old mants poor land and the one hundred acre farm is now a 'wild life sanctuary and nature shrine visited by thousands.+Members of the Mohawk Valley ​Hiking ​Club of Schenectady were invited to make themselves at home on the property of an aged poet. In appreciation of his hospitality the club annually ​planted some trees until they had reafforested ​all the old man'​s ​poor land and the one hundred acre farm is now a wild life sanctuary and nature shrine visited by thousands.
  
-Trust the Americans for novelty! Many groups, in order to create interest in their outings, have adopted the novel idea of the "Sails and Trails Club of Seattle"​. By the way ."Sails and Trails"​ - that pretty title conjures up all sorts of mind pictures does it not?+Trust the Americans for novelty! Many groups, in order to create interest in their outings, have adopted the novel idea of the "Sails and Trails Club of Seattle"​. By the way "Sails and Trails"​ - that pretty title conjures up all sorts of mind pictures does it not?
  
-This club oalls on the faculties of the University of Washington to provide leaders versed in natural lore and sciences.+This club calls on the faculties of the University of Washington to provide leaders versed in natural lore and sciences.
  
-ci 22+The article concludes by pointing out how easy it is to start a hiking club. (Oh yes! echo (( ? )) S.B.W'​s a __hiking__ club, maybe, but a Bush Walking Club, well ----) "​Participation is equally simple, all you need are comfortable old clothes and a sense of humour to cope with such emergencies as a fall in the creek or missing the last bus back to town!"
  
-The article concludes by pointing out how easy it is to start a hiking club. (Oh yes/ echo S.B.11"​s a hiklm club, mmybe, but a Bush. Walking Club, well "​Participation is equally simple, all you need are comfortable old clothes and a sense of humour to cope mith such emergencies as a fall in the creek or misoing the last bus back to tovm.1"​ +And soas was before stated, all these methods and ideas concerning bush walking and camping may not conform to our standards on the subject, but we too have to create novelties, to more than merely walk and camp to maintain the movement as we would have it to achieve end hold those high ideals which we have set ourselves.
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-And so as was before stated, all these methods and ideas concerning bush walking and camping may not conform to our standards on the subject, but we too have to create novelties, to more than merely walk and camp to maintain the movement as we would have it to achieve end hold those high ideals which we have set ourselves.+
  
 Perhaps we would do well to "chew over" some of the points in this article. Perhaps we would do well to "chew over" some of the points in this article.
  
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-CLUB GOSSIP. +
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-The stork must be growing tired from his numerous visits to the homes of Sydney Bushwalkers. The last to be visited is that of Kathleen and Joe Turner and the result was a son. We oongratulate the parents.+
  
-Our best wishes go to Ada Burling and Clem Armstrong who are to be married on April 10th., ​and also to Mavis Dibley ​and "​Barney ahl 'be:, Vic-Thorsen clAdFanny Pari-ier who have already tied the happy knot.+The stork must be growing tired from his numerous visits ​to the homes of Sydney Bushwalkers. The last to be visited is that of Kathleen ​and Joe Turner ​and the result was a sonWe congratulate ​the parents.
  
-Bushwalkers from other States ​who have been recently entertained by us inolude Miss Nancy Cooper of the Tasmanian Walking Club, Miss Jean Currie from Atherton, North Queensland, and Mies Mary Tudehope from Cairns. Some of us were also fortunate in meeting Dr. Teichelman, the president of the New Zealand Alpine Club and a well known N.Z. pioneer explorer.+Our best wishes go to Ada Burling and Clem Armstrong ​who are to be married on April 10th., and also to Mavis Dibley and "​Barney"​and to Vic Thorsen and Fanny Farrier who have already tied the happy knot.
  
-We were delighted to see Phil and Wally Roots at the Re-Union Campharing come damn from Brisbane at the right time for itWe were also pleased to see several ax.4medbers, Ilma Ellis, Bill Livingstone,​ Bill Chambers, Ken Matthews, and ex4resident Cliff Rit son.+Bushwalkers from other States who have been recently entertained by us include Miss Nancy Cooper of the Tasmanian Walking ClubMiss Jean Currie ​from Atherton, North Queensland, and Miss Mary Tudehope from CairnsSome of us were also fortunate in meeting DrTeichelmanthe president of the New Zealand Alpine Club and a well known N.Z. pioneer explorer.
  
- Marie Byles has returned ​from an exploratory mountaineering expedition in+We were delighted to see Phil and Wally Roots at the Re-Union Camp, having come down from Brisbane at the right time for it. We were also pleased to see several ex-members, Ilma Ellis, Bill Livingstone,​ Bill Chambers, Ken Matthews, and ex-president Cliff Ritson.
  
-New Zealand. She met with very great kindness in Wellington from Mr. Macpherson, editor of "The Tararau Tramper",​ and in Dunedin from Mr. Sim, editor of "The New Zealand Alpine Journal",​ and his wife.+Marie Byles has returned from an exploratory mountaineering expedition in New Zealand. She met with very great kindness in Wellington from Mr. Macpherson, editor of "The Tararau Tramper",​ and in Dunedin from Mr. Sim, editor of "The New Zealand Alpine Journal",​ and his wife.
  
  
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