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paul_barton [THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER]
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 No.43 No.43
  
-JULY, 1938+July, 1938
  
  
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 The meeting opened at 8.20 p m. and closed at 8.45 p m. Smart work, Mauriel Yes, the "​Tigers"​ were away! The meeting opened at 8.20 p m. and closed at 8.45 p m. Smart work, Mauriel Yes, the "​Tigers"​ were away!
  
-=====Holiday trip 2 October 1937=====+=====Holiday trip 2 October1937=====
 (continued from June issue) (continued from June issue)
  
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 =====Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings in NSW===== =====Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings in NSW=====
-By F. D. McCarthy,+ 
 +By F. D. McCarthy,\\
 Department of Anthropology Australian Museum. Department of Anthropology Australian Museum.
  
-The extraordinary number of rock paintings and carvings in New South Wales, +The extraordinary number of rock paintings and carvings in New South Wales, especially in the Sydney district, is of great interest to scientists, bush walkers, and the public, to the latter if only as a medium for vandalism and the writing of engraving of their names and date of visit. 
-especially in the Sydney district, is of great interest to scientists, bush + 
-walkers, and the public, to the latter if only as a medium for vandalism and the writing of engraving of their names and date of visit. +These rock drawings are records of incidents in hunting, of the natural species which figured as totems of the various clans constituting a tribe, and of spiritual culture-heroes who created the people and gave to them their customs, weapons and other objects employed; evolved their kinship and social organisation,​ their laws and rites, and to whom appeal is made in ceremonies for abundant food. Thus the carvings form sites in many cases at which initiation, ​totemic, and historical ceremonies were held, and are an important record of the ritual life of the aborigines. In addition, they are valuable examples of aboriginal art. 
-These rock drawings are records of incidents in hunting, of the natural + 
-species which figured as totems of the various clans constituting a trie, and +Not much actual research has been carried out in this important field of local anthropology and before study of them can be of a comprehensive nature it is essential that the location of all Carvings and paintings be accurately plotted on maps; scheme is now in hand whereby it is hoped that this work will be carried out. 
-of spiritual culture-heroes who created the people and gave to them their customs, + 
-weapons and other objects employed; evolved their kinship and social organisation,​ +A great deal of mutilation and destruction of carvings and paintings has taken place. I know of groups from which figures have been cut out of the rock surface and taken away. The spread of settlement on the outskirts of the city is one of the most serious factors militating against their preservation;​ in practically all instances where homes have been built near groups of carvings and paintings the occupants, and especially their children, have added lines, ​re-cut ​the engravings, written and carved their names over them, and otherwise ​defaced ​the work of the aborigines. Instead of committing such vandalism people who live near such valuable historical relics should appoint themselves guardians and take care that no one is allowed to tamper with them. Other people ​inconvenience ​themselves by a long and sometimes uncomfortable journey to see rock paintings but, after viewing them, deliberately deface the drawings, ignoring the fact that more people will visit the site after them. 
-their laws and rites, and to whom appeal is made in ceremonies for abundant food. Thus the carvings form sites in many cases at which initiation, ​totemtc, and historical ceremonies were held, and are an important record of the ritual life of the aborigines. In addition, they are valuable examples of aboriginal art. + 
-Not much actual research has been carried out in this important field of +All caves containing paintings should have a steel wire grille erected to close the entrance to the cave, but still permitting visitors to see the paintings. It is the aim of the Australian Museum to have all cave paintings in New South Wales protected in this manner. 
-local anthropology and before study of them can be of a comprehensive nature it is essential that the location of all Carvings and paintings be accurately plotted on maps; scheme is now in hand whereby it is hoped that this work will be carried out. + 
-A great deal of mutilation and destruction of carvings and paintings has +In most other countries there is legislation in force for the protection and preservation ​of carvings and paintings, with heavy penalties for vandals who mutilate them, but unfortunately such laws are not in force in New South Vales. 
-taken place. I know of groups from which figures have been cut out of the rock +There are laws for the protection and conservation of the native fauna and flora, but none for the aboriginal relics, such as paintings and carvings, arrangements of stones, weapons and other objects, and sites of prehistoric value. 
-surface and taken away. The spread of settlement on the outskirts of the city is one of the most serious factors militating against their preservation;​ in + 
-practically all instances where homes have been built near groups of carvings +So I will build my alter in the fields,\\ 
-and paintings the occupants, and especially their children, have added lines, ​recut the engravings, written and carved their names over them, and otherwise ​de- +And the blue sky my fretted dome shall be,\\ 
-faced the work of the aborigines. Instead of committing such vandalism people who live near such valuable historical relics should appoint themselves guardians and take care that no one is allowed to tamper with them. Other people ​inconven'​ence ​themselves by a long and sometimes uncomfortable journey to sec rock +And the sweet fragrance that the wild flower yields\\ 
-paintings but, after viewing them, deliberately deface the drawings, ignoring the +Shall be the incense I will yield to Thee\\ 
-fact that more people will visit the site after them. +-S. T. Coleridge. 
-All caves containing paintings should have a steel wire grille erected to + 
-close the entrance to the cave, but still permitting visitors to see the paintings. +=====Hymn of hate===== 
-It is the aim of the Australian Museum to have all cave paintings in New South Wales protected in this manner. + 
-In most other countries there is legislation in force for the protection +By Grace Edgecombe 
-and preservatioA ​of carvings and paintings, with heavy penalties for vandals who + 
-mutilate them, but unfortunately such laws are not in force in New South Vales. +Oh, how I hate the race of packs;\\ 
-There are laws for the protection and conservation of the native fauna and flora, +I'd like to hit mine with an axe.\\ 
-but none for the aboriginal relics, such as paintings and carvings, arrangements of stones, weapons and other objects, and sites of prehistoric value)+I'd like to bust it right in two,\\ 
-So I will build my alter in the fields, +Or beet it till it's black and blue! 
-And the blue sky my fretted dome shall be, +\\I'd like to fling it in the sea, 
-And the sweet fragrance that the wild flower yields +\\Or jump upon it, savagely!\\ 
-Shall be the incense I will yield to Thee --- S. T. Coleridge. +How dare it sit and mock at me,\\ 
-"HYMN OF HATE" +Knowing that it must carried be?\\ 
-_ . +How dare it grin, with beastly bulge,\\ 
-By Graco Edg6combc,. +And naught but ribald mirth divulge?\\ 
-Oh, how I hate the race of packs; I'd like to hit mine with an a;i:e. I'd like to bust it right in two, +And does it feed upon the air,\\ 
-Or beet it till it's black and blue! I'd like to fling it in the sea, Or jump upon it, savagely +That it grows daily heavier?\\ 
-How dare it sit and mock at me, Knowing that it must carried be? +Or slyly suck my puny strength\\ 
-How dare it grin, with beastly bulge, And naught but ribald mirth divulge? And does it feed upon the air, That it grows daily heavier? Or slyly suck my puuy +And take my breadth, ​and leave but length?\\ 
-And take my breadth, ​an taco but length? +Just watch it try to break my neck,\\ 
-Just watch it try tu break my neck, Using me as a lalidirg-do c:,g +Using me as a landing-deck\\ 
-Pompous pincushion ​Loeh3omc4 ​lump! I vow you neter again I'll hump +Pompous pincushion! Loathsome ​lump!\\ 
-:17:ir, +I vow you ne'​er ​again I'll hump\\ 
------:i< t> --, A-, in 1 + 
-I' 4' ---, +**A POINT TO REMEMBER** 
-l\ \ +If you carry an iron-frame rucksack, remember to take it off before trying to get an accurate reading with a prismatic compass. Experiments have shown that an iron frame on your back would alter the compass reading by as much as three degrees. 
-+ 
-, ' / +For the ordinary, rough and ready compass reading needed to follow a route, you can forget about the pull on your compass caused by your pack 
- ,​\--,​--...;​ (,:​31,​-6,​./​ + 
------Z_-:​_/​ +=====From here there and everywhere===== 
-+ 
-A- +In a booklet called "​Organised One day, Weekend ​and Vacation Hiking Trips in North-eastern States"​ - published by The Hiking Trips Bureau of Hokokus, New Jersey, U.S.A., we found the following quotation from the bulletin of an inland (U.S.A.) hiking club: 
-_-- + 
-...._, +"We are a simple organization. Simple Simon is our patron saint. We are simply a hiking club taking simple little walks, ​**and have thirty committees to direct this activity.**
-J., /0/ ,e + 
-A POINT TO REMEEBER ​ +And we thought we were quite a club!. The S.B.W. would hardly be mentioned amongst the "also rans"even if the items we have pushed off onto the Federation were included. 
-If you carry an iron-frame rucksack, remember to take it off before trying + 
-to get an accurate reading with a prismatic compass. Experiments have shown that an iron frame on your back would alter the compass-reading by as much as three +By the way, the Federation'​s Search & Rescue Section is having a practice on the weekend ​13th/14th August. It should ​be good fun, so book those datesJack Debert has been seeking volunteers to get "​lost"​ with him. If you prefer to be a searcher, there will be plenty of scope for you. If you don't come on the stunt, you may have to turn out during the following ​week to search for the searchers. The practice won't be held in George Street. 
-degrees. + 
-For the ordinary, rough and ready compass-reading needed to follow a route, you can forget about the pull on your compass caused by your pack +Congratulations to the Publishing ​Committee of the C.M.W.! We have just been enjoying the June issue of their magazine - "Into the Blue". It is a 24-page issue of entertaining articles in which the reader can roam the world, and all the work of publication was done voluntarily by their own members! 
-- 10- + 
-FROM HERT,!_,_ THEL.F.E A-NJ), EVERYIkHER.E._ +Here's good news for the mountaineers and skiers ​amongst us! The June, 1938, number of the "New Zealand Alpine Journal"​ has just been received. As usual, it is profusely illustrated with magnificent photos, as well as being full of records of First Ascents or so it seems to a mere walker. 
-In a booklet called ​"​Organised One-day, Week-end ​and Vacation Hiking Trips + 
-in North-eastern States"​ - published by The Hiking Trips Bureau of Hokokus, New Jersey, U.S.A., we found the following quotation from the bulletin of an inland (U.S.A.) hiking club: +Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends;\\ 
-"We are a simple organization. Simple Simon is our patron saint. We are simply a hiking club taking simple little walks, and have thirty committees to direct this activity."​ +Where roll'd the ocean, thereon was his home;\\ 
-....And we thought we were quite a club!. The S.B.W. would hardly be mentioned amongst the "also rans"even if the items we have pushed off onto the Federation were included. +Where a blue sky, a glowing clime, extends,\\ 
-By the way, the Federation'​s Search & Rescue Section is having a practice on the week-end ​13th/14th August. It should ​he good fun, so book those dates Jack Debert has been seeking volunteers to get "​lost"​ with him. If you prefer +He had the passion and the power to roam,\\ 
-to be a searcher, there will be plenty of SJOpe for you. If you don't come on the stunt, you MAY have to turn out during the follo)Ang ​week to search for the searchers. The practice won't be held in George Street. +Were unto him companionship;​ they spake\\ 
-Congratulations to the Polishing ​Committee of the C.M.W.! We have just been +A mutual language, clearer than the tome\\ 
-enjoying the June issue of their magazine - "Into the Blue".It is a 24-page issue of entertaining articles in which the reader can roam the world, and all the work of publication was done voluntarily by their own members! +Of his land's tongue, which he would oft forsake\\ 
- 0 0 OOOOO 0 +For Nature'​s pages glassed by sunbeams on the lake.\\ 
-Here's good news for the mountaineers and ski-ers ​amongst us! The June,1938, number of the "New Zealand Alpine Journal"​ has just been received. As usdal, it is profusely illustrated with magnificent photos, as well as being full of records of First Ascents ​-- or so it seems to a mere walker. +- Byron. 
-........ -we me me as + 
-Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends; Where roll'd the ocean, thereon was his home; +When I look at those trees growing right from the ground, I seem to feel something mysterious which comes from the trees and from the mother earth herself. And I seem to be living in them and they in me and with me. I do not know whether this communion could be called spiritual or not. I have no time to call it anything. I am just satisfied. 
-Where a blue sky, a glowing clime, extends, + 
-He had the passion and the power to roam, +Susuki of Japan. 
-Were unto him companionship;​ they spake + 
-A mutual language, clearer than the tome +=====Club gossip===== 
-Of his land's tongue, which he would oft forsake For Nature'​s pages glassed by sunbeams on the lake. +
--- Byron. +
-When I look at those trees growing right from the ground, I seem to feel something mysterious which comes from the trees and from the mother earth herself. And I seem to be living in them and they in me and with me. I do not know whether this communion could be called spiritual or not. I have no time to call it anything. I am just satisfied. Susuki of Japan. +
-CLUB GOSSIP+
 By "​Sunlight"​. By "​Sunlight"​.
-Who was it said, "The pack is mightier than the poet"? We hopehe ​was wrong - but Grace has disappeared rather suddenly ​... Oh, some of her friends say they have had letters; she is teaching in a girls' school at Tamworth. Sounds rather like going into a convent to keep a vow, doesn'​t it? I do hope that the call + 
-of the surrounding hills will be so strong she will just have to shoulder her pack and go off geologising. By the way, anyone else who may be thinking of departing to teech the young should take Grace'​s friendly warning- Don't let your girl friends sew name-tags on your pyjam-s, unless you watch them all the time! +Who was it said, "The pack is mightier than the poet"? We hope he was wrong - but Grace has disappeared rather suddenly. Oh, some of her friends say they have had letters; she is teaching in a girls' school at Tamworth. Sounds rather like going into a convent to keep a vow, doesn'​t it? I do hope that the call of the surrounding hills will be so strong she will just **have** to shoulder her pack and go off geologising. By the way, anyone else who may be thinking of departing to teach the young should take Grace'​s friendly warning- Don't let your girl friends sew name-tags on your pyjamas, unless you watch them **all** the time! 
-Our Hon.Historian,​ Charlie Pryde, is starting to dig back into local history + 
-far beyond the foundation of the S.B.W. He is now wanting to form Rock Carving Section (no, it will have nothing at all in common with the Rock Climbing Section, except that both are formed of members of the 3.13,W0). Everyone who is really interested in aboriginal rock carvngs ​for their own sake (and also all those +Our Hon.Historian,​ Charlie Pryde, is starting to dig back into local history far beyond the foundation of the S.B.W. He is now wanting to form Rock Carving Section (no, it will have nothing at all in common with the Rock Climbing Section, except that both are formed of members of the S.B,W). Everyone who is really interested in aboriginal rock carvings ​for their own sake (and also all those who think a study of the carvings would be a good excuse for plenty of not too energetic weekends) should get in touch with Charlie for details. There is a lot of interesting work to be done in this direction, and it has real scientific value, too
-who think a study of the carvings would be a good excuse for plenty of not-tooenergetic week-ends) should get in touch with Charlie for details. There is a lot + 
-of interesting work to be done in this direction, and it has real scientific value, +Were you at the Stunt Evening at the Club on Friday, May 27th? It was a new idea of the Social Committee, and a great success. As usual, Ray Bean excelled as an entertainer,​ and his stunt won the "most astounding prize" of - a bag of marbles. 
-too: + 
-Were you at the Stunt Evening at the Club on Friday, May 27th? It wes a new idea of the Social Committee, and a great success. As usual, Ray Bean excelled as an entertainer,​ and his stunt won the "most astounding prize" of - a bag of marbles. +Another very enjoyable entertainment arranged by the Social Committee, and supported by fifty-four members and friends, was a "​gods-party"​ to "​George & Margaret"​ on Wednesday, June 15th. The comedy was most amusing and, of course, the company ​excellent, so we all had a very happy evening. 
-Another very enjoyable entertainment arranged by the Social Committee, and supported by fifty-four members and friends, was a "​gods-party"​ to "​George & Margaret"​ on Wednesday, June 15th. The comedy was most amusing and, of course, + 
-the company ​exvellent, so we all had a very happy evening. +The next offering from the Social Committee is the first dance of the season, which is to be held on June 29th, and they are hinting that they have something unusual for our entertainment. By the time you read this, you will know a lot more about it than I can tell you now. 
-The next offering from the Social Committee is the first Dance of the season, which is to be held on June 29th, and thcy are hinting that they have something unusual for our entertainment. By the time you read this, you will know a lot + 
-more about it than I can tell you now. +Were you one of the crowd who turned up at the Club Rooms on June 17th to find out what the Social Committee ​considered ​was a "​Scotsman'​s Night",​ or couldn'​t you get along? What was the idea? Just another freo evening. 
-Were you one of the crowd who turned up at the Club Rooms on June 17th to + 
-find out what the Social Committee ​Considered ​was a "​Scotsman'​s Night",​ or couldn'​t you get along? What was the idea? Just another freo evening. +**THE UNEXPLORER** 
-THE UNEXPLORER +There was a road ran past our house\\ 
-There was a road ran past our house +Too lovely to explore.\\ 
-Too lovely to explore. +I asked my mother once - she said\\ 
-I asked my mother once -- she said +That if you followed where it led\\ 
-That if you followed where it led +It brought you to the milkman'door.\\ 
-It brought you to the mi1kman'door. +(That'​s why I have not travelled more.)\\ 
-(That'​s why I have not travelled more.) +- E. St. V. Millay.
--- E. St. V. Millay.+
  
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