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-ze5"+====== The Sydney Buswalker ======
  
-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER+A Monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.
  
-A Monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to the+|No. 41|  May, 1938.|
  
-Sydney Bush Walkers5 Hamilton StreetSydney.+|Editor:​|Dorothy Lawry,
 +|Business Manager:​|J.W. Mullins,
 +|Publication Staff:​|Misses Clare Kinsella, Dot English,\\ Kathleen MoKay, Flo Allsworth;​\\ Messrs. John R. Wood, Brian G. Harvey, Stan. Lumsden.|
  
-No, 41 MAY, 1938.+===== Contents =====
  
-Editor: Dorothy Lawry,+|Editorial|| ​ Page 1| 
 +|News from HereThere and Everywhere|| ​ " 2| 
 +|Gentle Arts of Hitch-Hiking|by Frazer Ratcliffe| ​ " 3| 
 +|At Our Very Own Meeting|| ​ " 5| 
 +|Federation News|| ​ "6| 
 +|Tramping on Tourist Tracks|by Edna Garrad.| ​ " 7| 
 +|"​Paddy"​|| ​ " 8| 
 +|The Phar Lap of the Bushwalkers|By Judex.| ​ " 9| 
 +|Some Club Gossip|by Sunlight.| ​ " 10| 
 +|List of Officers for 1938/​1939.|| ​ " 11|
  
-Business Manager: J.W. Mullins,+===== Editorial =====
  
-Publication Staffs Misses Clare KinsellaDot EnglishKathleen MoKayFlo Allsworth;+Good-dayfolks! With the editorial chair now hidden under a larger bulkit seems as though the departure of our indomitable Marie on the big adventure draws very close. Actuallyone member of her party (having fewer responsibilities and less cash) has already been some weeks on his way to Perth - the first leg of the journey to Western China, and the unclimbed mountains that are Marie'​s goal, but she does not leave us until the beginning of July. In the menatime (( [sic] )), she is very busy setting her house in order, and handing over one after another of her many responsibilities to various of her friends. Marie is a light-weight camper, but a heavy-weight worker, so, as her shoulders are gradually lightened of their burdens, she will probably begin to feel the exhilaration of the trip even before she sets out from Sydney.
  
-Messrs. John R. WoodBrian G. HarveyStanLumsden.+We certainly wish Marieand al1 her partythe very best of luck, and a "​dashfinesplendid"​ tripWe look forward to hearing of their adventures, and can assure them we who are left behind will all do our share in maintaining the best traditions of walking, so they can be sure of having a spiritual home as well as one of bricks and mortar awaiting their return.
  
-CONTENTS+The Search and Rescue Section of the Federation may even be ready to assist in that return.... "As if it would be needed!"​ Can't you hear Marie say it? Still, "Be Prepared"​ is the Boy Scouts'​ motto, and the S.& R. Section is inviting all walkers to keep the week-end 13th. and 14th. August next for a big practice search party. We should all have lots of fun, as well as adding considerably to our bushcraft, that week-end; at least, that was our experience on a similar stunt of the S.B.W. some years ago. Scotty Malcolm and the Rover Ramblers also learned a lot when they tested out the signals system for the S.& R. Section a few months ago, as did the search party that went into action at National Park on February 1st. Next August'​s practice should provide some good material for articles for this magazine, so we welcome the stunt from a literary as well as a walking point of view.
  
-Editorial Page 1+===== News From Here, There And Everywhere. =====
  
-News from Here, There and Everywhere " 2+==== Three Points in Searching. ====
  
-Gentle Arts of Hitch-Hiking by Frazer Ratcliffe ​" ​3+The Business Manager has sternly forbidden us to exceed 11 pages in any issue, so we can only give you the gist of an interesting letter received from Ted. Phillips, the River Canoe Club's representative in the recent Search Party. He brought back three valuable pieces of knowledge; hikers, once lost, can remain lost although within a stone'​s throw of the track; search parties need to have definite calls and to leave the usual "coo-ees" ​to the lost party, otherwise the searchers may waste time and effort in finding each other; thirdly, where the lost party includes any women, it is essential to have at least one woman amongst the searchers because of the help she can give in calming, and re-outfitting,​ those who have been lost. When they are found, they have still to be got back to civilization.
  
-At Our Very Own Meeting II 5+==== Conservationists,​ Please Note. ====
  
-1/ 6+Have you heard of the Blue Mountains Wilderness Park Association?​ No? Well, it is an offshoot of one of the clubs that have undertaken the care of sections of the Appalachian Trail, and it is to be found in Pennsylvania,​ U.S.A! All conservationists are strongly recommended to read the "​Proceedings of the Eighth Appalachian Trail Conference held in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinberg, Tennessee June 26-28, 1937." This is one of several publications from that part of the world which have just been added to the Club's Library, and it contains much of value and of interest to those of us who want to preserve wilderness areas in N.S.W.
  
-Federation News+==== Other Publications Received ====
  
-II 7+Other publications received include the March issues of "Into the Blue", "The Warrigal",​ "The Tararua Tramper"​ "​Outdoors",​ and the new publication,​ "​Bushland"​.
  
-Tramping on Tourist Tracks by Edna Garrad. it 8+----
  
-"​Paddy"​ 11. 9+===== An Explanatory Discourse On The Gentle Arts Of Hitch-Hiking And Jumping-The-Rattler =====
  
-The Phar Lap of the Bushwalkers ​By Judex.+By Frazer Ratzliffe
  
-10 Some Club Gossip by Sunlight. +__Part II__
- +
-List of Officers for 1938/1939. "3.1 +
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-EDITORIA L. +
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-Good-day, folks! With the editorial chair now hidden under a larger bulk, it seems as though the departure of our indomitable Maxie on the big adventure draws very close. Actually, one member of her party (having fewer responsibili- +
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-ties and less cash) has already been some weeks on his way to Perth - the first leg of the journey to Western China, and the unolimbed mountains that are Mariets +
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-goal, but she does not leave us until the beginning of July. In the menatime, she +
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-is very busy setting her house in order, and handing over one after another of her +
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-many responsibilities to various of her friends. Marie is a light-weight camper, but a heavy-;​weight worker, sox as her shoulders are gradually lightened of their burdens, she will probably begin to feel the exhilaration of the trip even before she sets out from Sydney. +
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-We eertainly wish Marie,,​a6d'​al1 her party, the very best of luck, and a +
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-"​dashfinesplendid"​ trip. We look forward to hearing of their adventures, and can +
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-assure them we who are left behind will all do our share in maintaining the best traditions of walking, so they can be sure of having a spiritual home as well as one of bricks and mortar awaiting their return. +
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-The Search and Rescue Section of the Federation may even be ready to assist in that return.... "As if it would be needed"​ Can't you hear Marie say it? +
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-Still, "Be Prepared"​ is the Boy Scouts motto a and the S.& R. Section is inviting all walkers to keep the week-end 13th0 and 14th. August next for a big practice +
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-search party. We should all have lots of fun, as well as adding considerably to our bushcraft, that week-end; at least, that was our experience on a similar stunt of the S.B.W. some years ago. Scotty Malcolm and the Rover Ramblers also learned a lot when they tested out the signals system for the S.& R. Section a few months +
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-ago, as did the search party thqt vent into action at National Park on February +
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-1st. Next August'​s practice should provide some good material for articles for this magazine, so we welcome the stunt from a literary as well as a walking point of view. +
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-NEWS FROM HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE. Three Poirts in Searching. +
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-The Business Manager has sternly forbidden us to exceed 11 pages in any issue, so we can only give you the gist of an interesting letter received from Ted. Phillips, the River Canoe Club's representative in the recent Search Party. He brought back three valuable pieces of knowledge; hikers, once lost, can remain lost although within a stone'​s throw of the track; search parties need to have definite calls and to leave the usual "​coo-ees"​ to the lost party, otherwise the +
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-searchers may waste time and effort in finding each other; thirdly, where the lost +
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-party includes any women, it is essential to have at least one woman amongst the searchers because of the help she can give in calming, and re-outfitting,​ those +
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-who have been lost. When they are found, they have still to be got back to civilization. +
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-Conservationists,​ Please Note. +
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-Have you heard of the Blue Mountains Wilderness Park Association?​ No? Well, it is an offshoot of one of the clubs that have undertaken the care of sections oS the Appalachian Trail, and it is to be found in Pennsylvania,​ U.S.AI All con- +
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-servationists are strongly recommended to read the "​Proceedings of the Eighth Appalachian Trail Conference hel-d in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,, Gatlinberg, Tennessee June 26-28 1937." This is one of several publications from that part of the world which have just been added to the Club's Library, and it oc2i-,ains wuch of value and of interest to those of us who want to preserve wilderness areas in N.S.W. +
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-Other Publications Received +
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-Other publications received include the March issues of into the Blue", The Warrigal",​ "The Tararua Tramper"​ "​Outdoors",​ and the new publication,​ "​Bushland"​. +
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-AN EXPLANATORY DISCOURSE ON THE GENTLE ARTS OF +
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-HITCH-HIKING AND JUMPING-THE-RATTLER. +
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-By Frazer Ratzliffe. PART 11 +
  
 (Continued from our Last) (Continued from our Last)
  
-Hitch-Hiking is a much simpler art. If in a town, one simply asks the truck drivers, or any likely cars, for a lift (please). If in the country, one signals them to stop. But away from the towns they don't always stop, for, as many have said to me - -+Hitch-Hiking is a much simpler art. If in a town, one simply asks the truck drivers, or any likely cars, for a lift (please). If in the country, one signals them to stop. But away from the towns they don't always stop, for, as many have said to me - -
  
 "If we stop, we have nothing to gain and everything to lose, we don't know what your intentions will be." "If we stop, we have nothing to gain and everything to lose, we don't know what your intentions will be."
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 It was for that reason, I think, I met so many men on the road on foot who couldn'​t get a lift, and none whom I met who had been fortunate had had as many as myself, despite the fact that I had the encumbrance of a bicycle. As far as I could understand, the more fact of my having a bicycle proved my bona fides, indicated that I was travelling and was not a highwayman. It was for that reason, I think, I met so many men on the road on foot who couldn'​t get a lift, and none whom I met who had been fortunate had had as many as myself, despite the fact that I had the encumbrance of a bicycle. As far as I could understand, the more fact of my having a bicycle proved my bona fides, indicated that I was travelling and was not a highwayman.
  
-To give you some idea of the joys of hitch-hiking with a bicycle the follow.. ing is a summary of one such voyage, 840 miles in 8 days (including about 500 miles of rides).+To give you some idea of the joys of hitch-hiking with a bicycle the following ​is a summary of one such voyage, 840 miles in 8 days (including about 500 miles of rides).
  
-We left Alpha one Sunday eve, arriving at Jericho (36 miles) a few hours later. There we awaited the arrival of my pack, which was being carried for me by Jericho cricketers who were playing at Alpha. They duly arrived in a merry condition at 11:30 p m. Not all their happiness was caused by their win. I left Jericho Monday morn; three miles out I received a lift for 20 miles (near Jericho is the Sea of Galilee, one half salt, one half freak water).+We left Alpha one Sunday eve, arriving at Jericho (36 miles) a few hours later. There we awaited the arrival of my pack, which was being carried for me by Jericho cricketers who were playing at Alpha. They duly arrived in a merry condition at 11:30 p.m. Not all their happiness was caused by their win. I left Jericho Monday morn; three miles out I received a lift for 20 miles (near Jericho is the Sea of Galilee, one half salt, one half fresh water).
  
-Tuesday night at 9:30 we left:Blackall. Some forty miles along the road the driver dropped me at a large waterhole on the Barcoo River ( he branched off a few miles on). Early Wednesday Iwas about to leave when a car came along. It stopped for me and carried my pack On to Tambo, 30 mileiti ​Shortly after 2 p m.+Tuesday night at 9:30 we left Blackall. Some forty miles along the road the driver dropped me at a large waterhole on the Barcoo River (he branched off a few miles on). Early Wednesday I was about to leave when a car came along. It stopped for me and carried my pack on to Tambo, 30 miles! ​Shortly after 2 p.m. I left Tambo. Within a few minutes a utility truck came racing along. It stopped, and we received a lift of 130 miles to Charleville,​ arriving at 6:30 p.m. Between there and Yuelba we had several small lifts, ranging from 4 to 15 miles, as well as many more lifts for just my pack.
  
-I left Tambo. Within a few minutes a utility truck came racing along. It stopped, and we received ​a lift of 130 miles to Charleville,​ arriving ​at 6:30 pollBetween there and. Yuelba we had several small lifts, ranging from 4 to 15 miles, as well as many more lifts for just my pack.+After leaving Yuelba our next was 5 mile lift just at duskSaid my friend:
  
-After leaving Yuelba our next was a 5 mile lift just at dusk. +"If you like to wait till 8 a.m. in the morning I'll give you a lift as far as Miles" (90 miles away).
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-Said my friend: +
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-"If you like to wait till 8 am. in the morning I'll give you a lift as far as Miles" (90 miles away).+
  
 I waited. Miles we reached at noon. Said he again; I waited. Miles we reached at noon. Said he again;
  
-"If you like, keep an eye open for me tomorrow morning and give you a lift into Toowoomba."​+"If you like, keep an eye open for me tomorrow morning and I'​ll ​give you a lift into Toowoomba."​
  
-That eye I kept very widely open, with the result that he picked me up at Warra and took me into Toomoomba, 80 miles away. At Toowoomba it was raining. I knew not -where to go (this was my first visit), so he made a suggestion of the grain sheds, to which he drove me. The shelter was perfect, clean, and only a few minutes from the town. Next afternoon we left by lorry for Brisbane 88 miles away.+That eye I kept very widely open, with the result that he picked me up at Warra and took me into Toomoomba, 80 miles away. At Toowoomba it was raining. I knew not where to go (this was my first visit), so he made a suggestion of the grain sheds, to which he drove me. The shelter was perfect, clean, and only a few minutes from the town. Next afternoon we left by lorry for Brisbane 88 miles away.
  
-Shortly after leaving Brisbane I decided to jump the rattler once more. At 4r+Shortly after leaving Brisbane I decided to jump the rattler once more. At Emmett I was told that we were in the easiest town for jumping for miles along the line, so at Emmett I decided to jump. I made enquiries and learnt that there might be a train during the night, and that there would be one at 6:35 in the morning, so that night I slept near the station on the goods siding. All was ready, I only had to roll up my sleeping-bag.
  
-Emmett ​I was told that we were in the easiest town for jumping for miles along the+At 12:30 a.m. I woke with a start to hear trucks moving. I looked and saw a long line, with smoking engine complete, at the platform. A few seconds later I was rushing over the yard, pack upon my back, sleeping-bag under one arm, and bicycle propelled by the other. Stopping at an empty truck, I looked around. There were two guards checking trucks a few yards away on another line. I seemed to catch them just as they turned their backs upon me. Voices of others reached me from the platform. Up we scrambled, and lay flat on the bottom - no coal this time. Steps moved up and down the platform. Off we moved! But it was a false alarm. Back we came. We were shunting. It seemed that we shunted everywhere, dropping trucks there, taking trucks on here. At last I heard someone climbing aboard our truck, he uncoupled ​the locks, and raised his smiling face over the edge. He was most friendly and polite.
  
-line, so at Emmett ​decided to jumpI made enquiries and learnt that there+Thought ​"This is good."
  
-might be a train during the night, and that there would be one at 6:35 in the +"Going far?" he queried.
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-morning, so that night I slept near the station on the goods siding. All was +
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-ready, I only had to roll up my sleeping-bag. +
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-At 12:30 a m. I woke with a start to hear trucks moving. I looked and saw a +
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-long line, with smoking engine complete, at the platform. A few seconds later I +
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-was rushing over the yard, pack upon my back, sleeping-bag under one arm, and +
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-bicycle propelled by the other Stopping at an empty truck, I looked around. +
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-There were two guards checking trucks a few- yards away on another line. I seemed +
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-to catch them just as they turned their backs upon me. Voices of others reached me from the platform, Up we scrambled, and lay flat on the bottom - no coal this time. Steps moved up and down the platform, Off we moved! But it was a false +
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-alarm. Back we eamc:,0We were shuntilig. It seemed that we shunted everywhere,​ +
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-dropping trucks there: tmag trucks on here. At last I heard someone climbing +
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-aboard our truck, he unpouplerl the looks, and raised his smiling face over the edge. He was mo::t i'​r5.ena1y and polite, +
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-Thought "This is V,​Qr7e" ​"Going far?" he quricd.+
  
 "​Well",​ says I, thinking I had better wear a happy, bold manner, "as far along the line as I can go, that is if you will let me." "​Well",​ says I, thinking I had better wear a happy, bold manner, "as far along the line as I can go, that is if you will let me."
  
-"That Is O.K. with us", was his reply, ​''​but suit yourself if you really ​wart to stay here, this is not a tra:.n.,we are only re-arranging the yard trucks!"​ And+"That Is O.K. with us", was his reply, ​"but suit yourself if you really ​want to stay here, this is not a train, we are only re-arranging the yard trucks!"​ And down he jumped. My feelings can be well imagined. Slowly and painfully we trudged across the yard. I could almost sense the grins of the shadowy figures to be seen around. And so once more to bed.
  
-dawn he jumpcdMy feelLags can ce well ime ginedSlowly ​and painfully we trudged across ​the yardI could almost sense the grins of the shadowy figures to be seen aroundc; And so once more to bed,+At 6:15 a mI was just finishing breakfast when in steamed a goods trainHurriedly I finished, ​and quickly rushed to an empty truck, arriving there the same moment as a guard who checked its number"Good morning!"​
  
-.At 6:15 a m. I was just finishing breakfast when in steamed a goods train. 4ur riediy I finished, and quickly rushed_to an empty truck, arriving there the+"​Good-morning!"​
  
-same moment as a guard who checked its number"Good morninge+Quickly he moved on ten feet to the next truck and turned his back on me. I saw his smile.
  
-_+"That a pal!", I thought, "just like a real friend, always willing to help."
  
--Good-morning!"​ +By now was an expert in boarding trucks, and hoisting thereon the gear. This time it was but a moment'​s ​work. The train gave a warning whistle and away we moved. ​But a few yards later we stopped, and moved back. We were shunting ​again! ​This went on for quite ten minutes, but I was quite unconcerned for this was a train, I had seen it arrive, and also knew-there was one due to leave any moment. Another ten minutes sped by. Finally amother grinning face appeared upon-the scene..
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-Quickly he Mo-ii-ed on ten feet to the next truck and turned his back on me. I saw his smile. +
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-"That a pall", I thought, "just like a real friend, always willing to help." ​By now was an expert in boarding trucks, and hoisting thereon the gear. +
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-This time'it was but a momentls ​work. The train gave a warning whistle'and away +
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-wemoved. ​BUT a few yards later we stopped, and moved back. We were shunting +
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-atainl ​This went on for quite ten minutes, but I Was quite unconcerned for this +
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-was a _train, I had seen it arrive, and also knew-there was one due to leave any moment. Another ten minutes sped by. Finally amother grinning face appeared upon-the scene..+
  
 "​Enjoying it all?" it asked. "​Enjoying it all?" it asked.
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 "So far, yes," I said, "but when is this train going on?" "So far, yes," I said, "but when is this train going on?"
  
-Never,"​ it said "it goes no further. The one you should have jumped left the other pJatform minutas ​ago."+"Never,"​ it said "it goes no further. The one you should have jumped left the other platform about seven minutes ​ago."
  
-This broken-heartedly over the yards, I could defiriltsee thpse+This time, as we limped back broken-heartedly over the yards, I could definately see those nasty grins.
  
-(CJ-' ​course, for obvious reasons, the names of railway stations are entirely ​imaginary0 ​If anyone would like to jump, I can tell them of an excellent trip df, WO miles over perfectly "​safe"​ ground.) ​NOTE: The New Editor is consumed with+(Of course, for obvious reasons, the names of railway stations are entirely ​imaginary. ​If anyone would like to jump, I can tell them of an excellent trip of 200 miles over perfectly "​safe"​ ground.) ​__Note__: The New Editor is consumed with curiosity. How did Frazer manage to conceal his sticky past from the Committee, until he was safely into the Club, and safely on his way to Western China?
  
-e curiosity. liow,did Frazer manage to conceal MIsticky past from the Committee ,until he was safely in-6o the Club, and safely on his way to Western China?+===== At Our Very Own Meetings =====
  
--+The April General Meeting was short, and quite a social affair. It opened with the welcoming of visitors from the Melbourne Walking Club, Melbourne Women'​s Walking Club, and N.Z. Alpine Club, and it closed with the distribution of certificates to the successful competitors at the recent Swimming Carnival.
  
-AT OUR VERY OWN MEETINGS. -+There were no new members, but the resignations were announced of our old friends, Cora Dunphy and Gladys ParonsThose present took the opportunity of saying good-bye and good luck to Jeane Travis. No, she is not resigning, but Gordon was coming down from Griffith on Good Friday, so next time Jeane visits Sydney she will be Jeane Maunell (( ? or Mannell ? ))
  
-The April General Meeting was short, and quite 80441 affair. It opened with the welcoming of visitors ​from the Melbou/Ine Talking ClubMelbourne Women'​s Waling Club, and N.Z. Alpino Club, and it closed with the distribution ​of certificates ​to the successful competitors at the recent Swimming Carnival.+The President announced the various appointments that had been made by the new Committee, and, most important of all letter ​from the Lands Department was readannouncing that the __Lease ​of "​Morella-Karong__"​ (( check name - is a little unclear )) has been granted ​to the Club.
  
-There were no new members, but the rosin*.tions were announced of our old friends, Cora Dunphy and Glayz Parons, Moot) present took the opportunity of saying good-bye and good luck t* Jean i r Trt,71:1Uoshe is not resigningbut Gordon was coming dawn from Griffith on Good Friday, so next time Jeans visits Sydney she will be Jeane+The Epidiascope Evening on March 18thwas such a great success that our new Social Secretary has promised us another within ​the next few monthssoall you members who failed to get an innings last timelook out any photos you wish to showand see you get in early next time.
  
-The President announoei 45h'n various appointments that had been made by the new Committee, and, most 1,31ort%nt cf all a lotter from the Lands Department was read, announcing that the L3ac3 of "​More31a-long"​ has been granted to the Club. +===== Song=====
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-The Epidiascope Evenjng on March 18th0 w-2.s such a great success that our new Social Secretary has promisea us another within the next few months, so, all you members who failed to get ma innings last time, look out any photos you wish to show, and see you get in early next time. +
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-SONG.+
  
 D. Lawry. D. Lawry.
  
-Lt US +Away! let us go far away.(( ?? The line is very unclear in the scanned document ))
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-Away! Away: Away! Let us go far away. Where weIll live and we'll play, +
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-With no thought for the day +
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-That comes after  +
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-Away! Away l Away! Let us be gayl We will play while we may; +
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-Ana rlone. qv us nay,+
  
-Or question:​A-the why and the wherefore.+Away! Away! Away! Let us go far away.\\  
 +Where we'll live and we'll play,\\  
 +With no thought for the day\\  
 +That comes after.
  
-Awv1 Dalne away3 Where the tall saplings sway,.+Away! Away! Away! Let us be gay!\\  
 +We will play while we may;\\  
 +And none say us nay,\\  
 +Or question the why and the wherefore.
  
-And the wind whips the spray From the waves in its play - Rejoicing like usl+Away! Come away! Where the tall saplings sway,\\  
 +And the wind whips the spray\\  
 +From the waves in its play - \\  
 +Rejoicing like us!
  
-Come awayCome awayi+Come awayCome away!
  
-- 6 -+===== Federation News =====
  
-FEDERATION NEWS 
  
 Shacks in Garawarra Park. Shacks in Garawarra Park.
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