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 ====== The Sydney Bushwalker ====== ====== The Sydney Bushwalker ======
  
-A monthly ​Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to\\ +a.m.nthly ​Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to\\ 
 The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney. The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.
  
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 ===== Editorial ===== ===== Editorial =====
  
-Although this is issue No. 44 of this magazine, it is only our ninth number as a monthly ​rolled off on the Club's own duplicator. Naturally, during the first few months, the Production Department of the Publication Staff was learning the ins and outs of that duplicator, and experimenting with different papers, etc., but they have now got into their stride. The Editorial Department takes this opportunity of congratulating its colleagues sincerely on last month'​s issue, even though there were one or two slips in it.+Although this is issue No. 44 of this magazine, it is only our ninth number as a.m.nthly ​rolled off on the Club's own duplicator. Naturally, during the first few months, the Production Department of the Publication Staff was learning the ins and outs of that duplicator, and experimenting with different papers, etc., but they have now got into their stride. The Editorial Department takes this opportunity of congratulating its colleagues sincerely on last month'​s issue, even though there were one or two slips in it.
  
 For one thing, the new typist who was engaged to cut the stencils has not yet had time to learn to distinguish bushwalkers'​ ruling passions from their mere pleasures, so she did not notice when her fingers reversed an "​S"​ and a "​V",​ but at least one reader exclaimed in surprise - "Why, there are __no__ women on the __Conversation Bureau__!"​. We humbly apologise to the gentlemen who were stated to have been appointed to that Bureau by the Federation. We also assure them on behalf of the members of the S.B.W. that we expect a lot more than conversation from the __Conservation Bureau__. For one thing, the new typist who was engaged to cut the stencils has not yet had time to learn to distinguish bushwalkers'​ ruling passions from their mere pleasures, so she did not notice when her fingers reversed an "​S"​ and a "​V",​ but at least one reader exclaimed in surprise - "Why, there are __no__ women on the __Conversation Bureau__!"​. We humbly apologise to the gentlemen who were stated to have been appointed to that Bureau by the Federation. We also assure them on behalf of the members of the S.B.W. that we expect a lot more than conversation from the __Conservation Bureau__.
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 Then within an hour of Gordon'​s exhibition little Jessie, not to be outdone, showed what she could do. There is nothing mean about Jessie. When she stages a show she believes in providing thrillers for all. So, in full view of the rest of the party, she slid face downwards on a steep shale slope for fifteen feet, came to a smooth sandstone outcrop, and turned a few somersaults over it, and, by grabbing a gee bung, stopped further falling. She was badly shaken, had ripped her shorts from the waistband to the hem at the bottom and knocked a hole as big as a sixpenny bit in her left thigh, but she was as game as ever, and, carrying on with the good old traditions, continued walking. And the first day came to an end without any further accidents. Then within an hour of Gordon'​s exhibition little Jessie, not to be outdone, showed what she could do. There is nothing mean about Jessie. When she stages a show she believes in providing thrillers for all. So, in full view of the rest of the party, she slid face downwards on a steep shale slope for fifteen feet, came to a smooth sandstone outcrop, and turned a few somersaults over it, and, by grabbing a gee bung, stopped further falling. She was badly shaken, had ripped her shorts from the waistband to the hem at the bottom and knocked a hole as big as a sixpenny bit in her left thigh, but she was as game as ever, and, carrying on with the good old traditions, continued walking. And the first day came to an end without any further accidents.
  
-Now enter the villain, George Dibley. Four of the boys had gone to swim near Billy'​s Peak on the lovely Wollondilly River. Tim and Gordon had dived in, George followed them in; he was to swim to the other side, turn and swim back. Jack was on the bank and saw George swim across and push Gordon under the water. Tim swam over and was likewise ducked. George was having a wow of a time. He had ducked two and was apparently only waist deep in water. Jack, standing on the bank, was enjoying the horse play but thought George very game. Tim bobs up from under the water and strikes out for the bank, and as Jack questions him, Tim simultaneously manages to gasp out "You had better come in and get him, Jack". The Royal Life would not approve of the manner of bringing George back to terra firma but Jack had no chance to secure George in the approved fashion. He dived in the water and before he caught hold of George, George had thrown his arms under Jack's armpits and hugged like a grizzly bear. Holding George out of the water, Jack gave a few kicks as Gordon, assisting in keeping George up, kept quietly repeating "​Steady old chap", in a most soothing manner. Tim came down to the water'​s edge to beach the good ship Dibley to the sighs of relief from the rest of the party watching from afar. It seems George, trying to turn, was in difficulties in deepish water when he pushed Gordon and Tim under in trying to save himself. Tim almost had another scare when he returned to lunch to see a snake coiled round his Camp Pie tin. Joker Bill Mullins had killed the snake and placed it in position, but the water excitement somewhat spiked the fun. So much for the second day.+Now enter the villain, George Dibley. Four of the boys had gone to swim near Billy'​s Peak on the lovely Wollondilly River. Tim and Gordon had dived in, George followed them in; he was to swim to the other side, turn and swim back. Jack was on the bank and saw George swim across and push Gordon under the water. Tim swam over and was likewise ducked. George was having a wow of a time. He had ducked two and was apparently only waist deep in water. Jack, standing on the bank, was enjoying the horse play but thought George very game. Tim bobs up from under the water and strikes out for the bank, and as Jack questions him, Tim simultaneously manages to gasp out "You had better come in and get him, Jack". The Royal Life would not approve of the manner of bringing George back to terra firma but Jack had no chance to secure George in the approved fashion. He dived in the water and before he caught hold of George, George had thrown his arms under Jack's armpits and hugged like a grizzly bear. Holding George out of the water, Jack gave a few kicks as Gordon, assisting in keeping George up, kept quietly repeating "​Steady old chap", in a.m.st soothing manner. Tim came down to the water'​s edge to beach the good ship Dibley to the sighs of relief from the rest of the party watching from afar. It seems George, trying to turn, was in difficulties in deepish water when he pushed Gordon and Tim under in trying to save himself. Tim almost had another scare when he returned to lunch to see a snake coiled round his Camp Pie tin. Joker Bill Mullins had killed the snake and placed it in position, but the water excitement somewhat spiked the fun. So much for the second day.
  
-Now for the final episode. The party had arrived at Couridjah and were preparing a meal when Gordon, who had previously complained of not feeling too clever and was evidently feeling some ill effect from his fall, literally staggered into their midst. As he walked into branches of wattle trees someone rushed to take the pack off his back. Gordon then collapsed and fell forward flat out on his face. In two shakes the boys had rubbed him down, dressed him in dry clothes, put him in a sleeping bag by the fire and were pouring coffee and hot tomato soup into him. Gordon revived rapidly and was sitting up taking notice long before the train arrived. ​+Now for the final episode. The party had arrived at Couridjah and were preparing a.m.al when Gordon, who had previously complained of not feeling too clever and was evidently feeling some ill effect from his fall, literally staggered into their midst. As he walked into branches of wattle trees someone rushed to take the pack off his back. Gordon then collapsed and fell forward flat out on his face. In two shakes the boys had rubbed him down, dressed him in dry clothes, put him in a sleeping bag by the fire and were pouring coffee and hot tomato soup into him. Gordon revived rapidly and was sitting up taking notice long before the train arrived. ​
  
 Bill all but staged another incident by dropping a billy full of boiling water onto the ground. Boiling water splashed everywhere, but fortunately no further damage was done. Bill all but staged another incident by dropping a billy full of boiling water onto the ground. Boiling water splashed everywhere, but fortunately no further damage was done.
  
-The walk, in case you would like to know, was from the Wanganderry Road turn off to Bonnum Pic, down Bonnum Pic Creek to the Wollondilly;​ Down the Wollondilly River and over Travis Pass to the Nattai River; Down to Little River and along Blue Gum Creek and into Couridjnh. Really it was a marvellous ​trip and, in spite of all the accidents, nobody died. George managed to secure some wonderfully good photographs of Bonam Pic and so he will consider it all worth while.+The walk, in case you would like to know, was from the Wanganderry Road turn off to Bonnum Pic, down Bonnum Pic Creek to the Wollondilly;​ Down the Wollondilly River and over Travis Pass to the Nattai River; Down to Little River and along Blue Gum Creek and into Couridjnh. Really it was a.m.rvellous ​trip and, in spite of all the accidents, nobody died. George managed to secure some wonderfully good photographs of Bonam Pic and so he will consider it all worth while.
  
 ===== At Our Own Meetings ===== ===== At Our Own Meetings =====
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 Voices of unseen loveliness carol and sing Voices of unseen loveliness carol and sing
  
--- Walter de la Mare.+-- Walter de la.m.re.
  
 ===== Footware and Footcare ===== ===== Footware and Footcare =====
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 And what's this verse that meets my ete (( [sic] ))?\\  And what's this verse that meets my ete (( [sic] ))?\\ 
 A "Hymn of Hate" about a pack --\\  A "Hymn of Hate" about a pack --\\ 
-Shame! 'tis a most unkind attack.\\ ​+Shame! 'tis a.m.st unkind attack.\\ ​
 Now, Walkers, I appeal to you,​\\ ​ Now, Walkers, I appeal to you,​\\ ​
 Without our packs what would we do?\\  Without our packs what would we do?\\ 
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 Perhaps some raisins or a chop --\\  Perhaps some raisins or a chop --\\ 
 I hope for many years to tramp,​\\ ​ I hope for many years to tramp,​\\ ​
-To climb a mountain, make a camp,​\\ ​+To climb a.m.untain, make a camp,​\\ ​
 And wander miles of bushland track,​\\ ​ And wander miles of bushland track,​\\ ​
 With my good friend still on my back ! With my good friend still on my back !
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 Willing hands assisted the old gentleman out of the carriage on to the platform at Katoomba. Others, anxious to make things easier for him, tried to help him on with his pack. But as they were unable to lift it, the old man had to bend down himself, and slowly raise it on to his feeble shoulders. Willing hands assisted the old gentleman out of the carriage on to the platform at Katoomba. Others, anxious to make things easier for him, tried to help him on with his pack. But as they were unable to lift it, the old man had to bend down himself, and slowly raise it on to his feeble shoulders.
  
-Soon the party was on its way down Katoomba St. As this is mostly down hill he found little difficulty in getting along. In fact, as he gathered pace, the local residents were nonplussed by the sight of one so advanced in years, yet so fleet of foot. Of course they did not realise, as we did, that he was unable to pull up on the down-grade, but nevertheless we all had to admit that it was a fine sight to see the old buffer (no, its not a misprint), speeding down the street, his beard streaming behind him in the wind. We eventually lost sight of him for a time but came upon him again clinging to a telegraph pole at the bottom of the street.+Soon the party was on its way down Katoomba St. As this is mostly down hill he found little difficulty in getting along. In fact, as he gathered pace, the local residents were nonplussed by the sight of one so advanced in years, yet so fleet of foot. Of course they did not realise, as we did, that he was unable to pull up on the down-grade, but nevertheless we all had to admit that it was a fine sight to see the old buffer (no, its not a.m.sprint), speeding down the street, his beard streaming behind him in the wind. We eventually lost sight of him for a time but came upon him again clinging to a telegraph pole at the bottom of the street.
  
 Though a little shaky he managed to make his way to Narrow Neck, and as we started on the rough stony track he began to reminisce. "Dear me - yes, yes - I can remember when Centennial Park was just like this - when I was a boy. Yes, I remember, it all comes back - it was the best walk I ever did - 100 miles round and round in 24 hours."​ We were used to him wandering a little, but one of the party said that he had really done 100 miles in 24 hours in the early days. We were surprised to learn that he had lost his reason so early. Though a little shaky he managed to make his way to Narrow Neck, and as we started on the rough stony track he began to reminisce. "Dear me - yes, yes - I can remember when Centennial Park was just like this - when I was a boy. Yes, I remember, it all comes back - it was the best walk I ever did - 100 miles round and round in 24 hours."​ We were used to him wandering a little, but one of the party said that he had really done 100 miles in 24 hours in the early days. We were surprised to learn that he had lost his reason so early.
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 The rest of the day was fairly uneventful, and we pitched camp that night on the Cox. Just as we were settling into his tent for the night a few spots of rain came down, and things looked rather black for a time. With the tent Abdulled (( ?? )) we were all able to fit in, but if we had to put the side down this would no longer be possible, and we hated to think of the poor old fellow being out in the rain on such a cold night! However he assured us that it wouldn'​t rain much, and, as we had seen him prowling round a large hole nearby, we knew that this information must have come straight from the wombat'​s mouth. He was right, it didn't rain. So impressed were we by his strange intimacy with these furry creatures that thereafter we dubbed him "King of the Wombats"​. The rest of the day was fairly uneventful, and we pitched camp that night on the Cox. Just as we were settling into his tent for the night a few spots of rain came down, and things looked rather black for a time. With the tent Abdulled (( ?? )) we were all able to fit in, but if we had to put the side down this would no longer be possible, and we hated to think of the poor old fellow being out in the rain on such a cold night! However he assured us that it wouldn'​t rain much, and, as we had seen him prowling round a large hole nearby, we knew that this information must have come straight from the wombat'​s mouth. He was right, it didn't rain. So impressed were we by his strange intimacy with these furry creatures that thereafter we dubbed him "King of the Wombats"​.
  
-We arrived at Carlons for lunch the next day and all agreed that, when planning a walk to Carlons for lunch, it is best to approach the place by a circuitous route - ones appetite is greatly improved by the added exercise. Not, of course, that we over ate - not much anyway. It was a most enjoyable repast - even the old man was able to sit up and take a little nourishment. After lunch he fell into a reflective mood, at the end of which he announced that he had decided to have his ashes scattered by plane over the Carlon homestead. But the Carlons, though pleasant enough about the matter, did not seem really to appreciate his kind thought.+We arrived at Carlons for lunch the next day and all agreed that, when planning a walk to Carlons for lunch, it is best to approach the place by a circuitous route - ones appetite is greatly improved by the added exercise. Not, of course, that we over ate - not much anyway. It was a.m.st enjoyable repast - even the old man was able to sit up and take a little nourishment. After lunch he fell into a reflective mood, at the end of which he announced that he had decided to have his ashes scattered by plane over the Carlon homestead. But the Carlons, though pleasant enough about the matter, did not seem really to appreciate his kind thought.
  
 After lunch we set off up the Creek towards Katoomba. Debert was leading. In a little while he started to increase his pace. Gradually he drew away. Faster and faster he went till eventually he disappeared over the top of the hill at a trot. That was the last we saw of him. We heard however, that an old gentleman, clad only in a pair of shorts, had arrived at Katoomba and enquired the way to Morella Karong. Probably it was Debert - his grand-children have poultry farms down there. But where was his gear? No doubt the souvenir hunters got that. After lunch we set off up the Creek towards Katoomba. Debert was leading. In a little while he started to increase his pace. Gradually he drew away. Faster and faster he went till eventually he disappeared over the top of the hill at a trot. That was the last we saw of him. We heard however, that an old gentleman, clad only in a pair of shorts, had arrived at Katoomba and enquired the way to Morella Karong. Probably it was Debert - his grand-children have poultry farms down there. But where was his gear? No doubt the souvenir hunters got that.
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 ===== The Kowmung Revisited ===== ===== The Kowmung Revisited =====
  
-Easter saw Joyce and Jean Trimble, Tom and Ron Moppett, and Doreen Helmrich+Easter saw Joyce and Jean Trimble, Tom and Ron Moppett, and Doreen Helmrich ​off Kowmung-wards.
  
-off Kowmung-wards.+There were many hold-ups before they eventually climbed aboard the huge lorry at Camden, and even then the start of the trip was not auspicious as the lorry took all night and until 7 a.m. to get to Yerranderie.
  
-There were many hold-ups before they eventually climbed aboard ​the huge lorry at Camdenand even then the start of the trip was not auspicious as the lorry took all night and until 7 m. to get to Yerranderie.+After breakfast with the Fitz-Savage party, with whom the lorry was shared, the Kowmung party left for Byrne'​s Gap and Church Creek. The Kowmung River was reached for late lunch, and an early camp made at Christie'​s CreekThe sleepless night on the lorry sent the party to bed early this night.
  
-After breakfast with the Fitz-Savage partywith whom the lorry was shared, ​the Kovmung party left for Byrne'​s Gap and Church Creek. The Kowipung River was reached for a late lunch, and an early camp made at Christie'​s CreekThe sleepless night on the lorry sent the party to bed early this night.+Saturday brought ​the Bulga Denis Canyon in viewand the low level of the river made it very easy to negotiateTwo people ahead of the S.B.W. ​party had had a feast on a couple of huge eels. Evidence remained in the shape of two heads, about sixteen inches in circumference,​ tied to a casuarina.
  
-Saturday brought ​the Bulga Denis Canyon in view, and the low level of the river made it very easy to negotiateTwo people ahead of the S.B.W. party had+Nothing of the moment occurred along the river,which is but a shadow of its former loveliness. The water was very low, and bushfires had made a ruin of the hills, although a slight greenness of new growth was beginning ​to showThe stones were gathered in huge beds at each bend of the river, and that ugly, fluffy-topped weed abounded on themThe grassy flats were still there, but it was not till nearly at the Cedar Road that old happy memories of a favourite river were recalledFrom there down the river had not changedThe water was held in pools by big rock-bars, and fire had not played havoc as it had done in the upper reaches. Jean, who has known the river for many years, was glad to find some of the old glory of the river to show her party. Until the Cedar Road, promises of the loveliness of the river had proved rather empty.
  
-had a feast on a couple of huge eelsEvidence remained in the shape of two heads, ​about sixteen inches in circumference,​ tied to a casuarina.+The Cox loomed in sight at lunchtime ​on Sunday, and Bonny Douglas and Harold Rolfe were added to the partyThel. and Rastus Hellyer arrived just as the party was about to move off, and it is undersood that Dorothy Lawry'​s large family arrived soon afterwards. The Cox's River had proved popular.
  
-Nothing ​of the moment occurred along the river,which is but a shadow ​of its+The White Dog Ridge was climbed to Medlow Gap, and camp made on the Roots' old campsite. The White Dog is one of the best exits from the Cox; the climb is steadywith good footing, no side spurs to trap the unwary, and once the top is reached there is very little rise, and good walking to the foot of Mouin, and Medlow Gap. If one is not familiar with the district, it is as well to get Mt. Mouin ahead of one while on the White Dog Ridge, and keep it ahead until well on the lower slopes of Mouin, with Debert'​s Knob on one's right, before turning onto the Medlow Gap saddle.
  
-former loveliness. The water was very low, and bushfires had made ruin of the+Monday morning Clear Hill was climbed and some time spent in viewing the "​Dog"​ country. Then followed lunch at Glen Raphael swamp, and a cold, cold walk along the Narrow Neck Peninsular into Katoomba.
  
-hills, although a slight greenness of new growth was beginning to show. The stones+===== Special Notice =====
  
-were gathered ​in huge beds at each bend of the river, and that uglyfluffy-topped+Those interested ​in the new S.B.W. Eastern Suburbs Choir are reminded ​that another practice will be held at Merle Hamilton'​s Flat, 57 Ocean Avenue, Edgecliffeon __Monday 22nd August__.
  
-weed abounded ​on them. The grassy flats were still therebut it was not till nearly at the Cedar Road that old happy memories of a favourite river were recalled. From there down the river had not changed. The water was held ii pools by big rock- bars, and fire had not played havoc as it had done in the upper reachesJean,who has ,novn the river for many years, was glad to find some of the old glory of the+Paddy Pallin also advises he will be glad to welcome anyone to his home at Bent Street Lindfield ​on __Tuesday 30th August__when more choir practice will be indulged ​in.
  
-river to show her party. Until the Cedar Road,​promises of the loveliness of the river had proved rather empty.+===== Club Gossip ===== 
 +by "​Sunlight"​
  
-The Cox loomed in sight at lunchtime on Sunday, and Bonny Douglas and Harold +On Thursday, 5th July, a large party of club members tried the fashionable sport of ice-skating at the Ice Palais. We hear that a good time was had by all - except poor, little "​Frosty"​. She was kicked in the shin, visited St.Vincent'​s Hospital, and was decorated with three stitches. Hard luck, "​Frosty"​!
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-Rolfe were added to the party. Thel. and Rastus Hellyer arrived just as the party +
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-was about to move off, and it is undersood that Dorothy Lawry'​s large family arrived soon afterwards. The Cox's River had proved popular. +
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-The White Dog Ridge was climbed to Medlow Gap, end camp made on the Roots' old campsite. The Mite Dog is one of the best exits from the Cox; the climb is steady, with good footing, no side spurs to trap the unwary, and once the top is reached there is very little rise, and good walking to the foot of Mouin, and Medlow Gap. If one is not familiar with the district, it is as well to get Mt.Mouin ahead of one while on the White Dog Ridge, and keep it ahead until well on the lower slopes of Mouin, with Debert'​s Knob on one's right, before turning onto the Medlow Gap saddle. +
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-Monday morning Clear Hill was climbed and some time spent in viewing the nog" +
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-country. Then followed lunch at Glen Raphael swamp, and a cold, cold walk along the +
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-Narrow Neck Peninsular into Katoomba. +
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-SPECIAL, NOTICE +
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-Those interested in the new S..R.W. Eastern Suburbs Choir are reminded that another practice will be held at Merle Hamilton'​s Flat, 57 Ocean ,venue, Edgecliffe, onhavta_UALL/​Iask. +
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-Paddy Pallin also advises he will be glad to welcome anyone to his home at Bent Street Lindfield on Tuesday_30th...atgust,​ when more choir prPctice will be indulged in. +
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-CLUB GOSSIP by "​SUNLIGHT"​ +
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-On Thursday, 5th July, a large party of club members tried the fashionable sport of ice-skating at the Ice Palais. We hear that a good time was had by all - except poor, little "​Frosty"​. She was kicked in the shin, visited St.Vincent'​s Hospital, and was decorated with three stitches. Hard luck, "​Frosty"​:+
  
 On the same evening various officials of this and other clubs were entertained at the first Annual Dinner of the Rucksack Club of Sydney -- and did they enjoy themselves? Well, it was a good dinner, followed by community singing, etc., and it was noticeable that in extending their congratulations and thanks to their hosts most of the speakers expressed the hope thet they might be invited to the next Annual Dinner of the Rucksack Club! On the same evening various officials of this and other clubs were entertained at the first Annual Dinner of the Rucksack Club of Sydney -- and did they enjoy themselves? Well, it was a good dinner, followed by community singing, etc., and it was noticeable that in extending their congratulations and thanks to their hosts most of the speakers expressed the hope thet they might be invited to the next Annual Dinner of the Rucksack Club!
  
-Dinners seem to be fashionable at present. The Coast & Mountain Walkers held their Annual Dinner on Thursday, 14th July Unfortunately,​ our reporter was prevented by a bad cold from attending, but we are sure everyone enjoyed the evening. We know the hosts; and it was a dinner:+Dinners seem to be fashionable at present. The Coast & Mountain Walkers held their Annual Dinner on Thursday, 14th JulyUnfortunately,​ our reporter was prevented by a bad cold from attending, but we are sure everyone enjoyed the evening. We know the hosts; and it was a dinner!
  
-Among those present at the 8.Balf.'s General Meeting on July 8th were the Thorsens -- Vic., Fannie, and Frances Allyn. We also noticed amongst the crowd Gwen Lawrie, down from Katoombe) ​Ethel Hansard, ​beck from Hobart, and Sid.Robinson. Where has he been for the last twelve months?+Among those present at the S.B.W.'s General Meeting on July 8th were the Thorsens -- Vic., Fannie, and Frances Allyn. We also noticed amongst the crowd Gwen Lawrie, down from Katoomba, ​Ethel Hansard, ​back from Hobart, and Sid.Robinson. Where has he been for the last twelve months?
  
-At the end of June Wiff and Mrs.Knight departed for Cairns. As Willi' said, "We are going north again for three or four monthschasing old Sol."+At the end of June Wiff and Mrs.Knight departed for Cairns. As Willi' said, "We are going north again for three or four monthschasing old Sol."
  
-Congratulations to "​Norm."​ ColtonOn Saturday, 9th July, Miss Mabel Strom became Mrs.Colton, and, although, so far as we know, she is not one of the bushwalking fraternity yet, we hope she will become one of us. Best wishes to "​Norm."​ and his wife:+Congratulations to "​Norm."​ ColtonOn Saturday, 9th July, Miss Mabel Strom became Mrs.Colton, and, although, so far as we know, she is not one of the bushwalking fraternity yet, we hope she will become one of us. Best wishes to "​Norm."​ and his wife!
  
-FROM HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE.+===== From Here There And Everywhere=====
  
-From June issue of "OUTDOORS", the officialorgan of The Otago Tramping Club Inc. of Dunedin, New Zealand:-+From June issue of "Outdoors", the official organ of The Otago Tramping Club Inc. of Dunedin, New Zealand:-
  
-"It must have beet cold at Easter too for everyone away seems to have developed cramp in the hand muscles."​+"It must have been cold at Easter too for everyone away seems to have developed cramp in the hand muscles."​
  
-The same epidemic afflicted members of the The Editor of this magazine extends sympathy to the Editor of "​Outdoors"​.+The same epidemic afflicted members of the S.B.W. ​The Editor of this magazine extends sympathy to the Editor of "​Outdoors"​.
  
-"THE RAMBLERS* HANDBOOK, 1938" comes to us from the Southern Federarion of Ramblers of Englend,and the first article to catch our eyes 3s - "Hike v.Ramble"​:+"The Ramblers'​ Handbook, 1938" comes to us from the Southern Federarion of Ramblers of England, and the first article to catch our eyes is - "Hike v.Ramble"​!
  
-Among the Reviews we find "The Bushwalker, No.1", and are glad to see en outline of the objectsand some of the achievements and activities of the N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. The final paragraph of this review ​roads:-+Among the Reviews we find "The Bushwalker, No.1", and are glad to see an outline of the objectsand some of the achievements and activities of the N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. The final paragraph of this review ​reads:-
  
-'This magazine makes exciting reading, for most of it consists of accounts not of rambling as we understand it, but of rock climbing and pioneering by both men and women carrying camp equipment and experiencing strenuous toil. The photographs are particularly beautiful and the sketches depict+"This magazine makes exciting reading, for most of it consists of accounts not of rambling as we understand it, but of rock climbing and pioneering by both men and women carrying camp equipment and experiencing strenuous toil. The photographs are particularly beautiful and the sketches depict ​the liveliness of the members in no uncertain way. The magazine is priceless in more than one sense."​
  
-the liveliness ​of the members in no uncertain way. The magazine is priceless in moro than one sense."​+-- and "The Bushwalker"​ No.2 will be out by the end of next month!
  
--- and "​The ​Bushwalker" ​No.2 will be out by the end of next month:+From the "Bulletin of The Mountain Club Of Maryland", Baltimore, U.S.A., we learn that their Sunday trips usually start at 7 a.m. ! Jack Debert should certainly look them up if ever he visits Baltimore!
  
-From the BULLETIN of THE MOUNTAIN CLUB OF MARYLLNDBaltimoreU.S..., we learn that their Sunday trips usually start at 7 mI Jack Debert should certainly look them up if ever he visits Baltimore&​+This energetic Club has a Photographic Groupand a Club Albumand "are contacting other hiking clubs for the purpose of exchangeing printsThese prints will be exhibited publicly and in this fashion the Mountain Club of Maryland will also have chance to see what other hiking clubs in the country are doing in the way of hiking, rock-climbing,​ and other activities."
  
-This energetic Club has Photographic Group, and a Club Llbum, and "are contacting other hiking clubs for the purpose of exchangeing prints. These prints will+Are we sending them a "Bushwalker"​ Annual this year?
  
-be exhibited publicly and in this fashion the Mountain Club of Maryland will also have a chance to see what other hiking clubs in the country are doing in the way of hiking, rock-climbing, and other activities."+===== Holiday Trip October 1937 ===== 
 +(continued) 
 +- C. Pryde.
  
- ​Are ​we sending them "​Bushwalker"​ Annual this year?+__Monday 11th.__ After breakfast ​we started out to climb Mount Wareng by an easy slope on N.N.E. side. The going was easy except for very steep pinch near the top, and took slightly over two hours. It was a glorious day for the trip as the visibility was good and we were able to make out places up to 60 or 70 miles away and the range of views was a complete circle. This was by far the most comprehensive view I have ever seen.
  
-10-+Maurie did some sketching while I located points by map and compass. Unfortunately our map did not cover the whole view particu1arly to the north and west, but we could pick out Barrington Tops easily. West was the Main Divide with Mellong Range in the middle distance ​-- Capertree, and Glen Alice then Mt.Hay, Katoomba, King George, the Grose Valley, Kurrajong, and south the hills about Broken Bay.
  
-HOLIDAY TRIP OCTOBER 1937+Wareng should be of interest to geologists. The top is basalt and in shape it is roughly semi-circular as if it had been a volcano which had got one side blown out. We were greatly impressed with the huge bulk of "Big Yango" about six miles due South and would liked to have visited it, but time did not permit. There seems to be some error in the making of maps as Mt.Murrin which is shown is only a tiny thing compared with either Wareng or Yango. Mts. Yango, Wareng, and Papran are in a direct line about N.N.W.x.N.
  
-(continued) - CPryde.+We built a little cairn and put our names in a small bottle which we had brought up with usThese were the first names on the top except thoseof locals and none of them had been up for years. We came down on the N.W. side and the return trip took just an hour.
  
-MONDAY 11thAfter breakfast ​we started ​out to climb Mount Wareng ​by an easy+Back to camp and had a cup of tea and wrote some notes for home and took them to the post officeNo one was there but as we were going back to camp we met the Postmaster driving cattle. One of his dogs, a cross-bred Alsatian apparently did not like intruders. We had a long yarn and the postmaster pointed ​out a rock which was covered with grooves where the blacks had ground their tools. On a hillside was a little graveyard where some of the locals had been buried. While dinner was being cooked one of the local lads came along to have a talk and the result was that the sago got into a gluey mass. A horse which had apparently got loose came charging down the hill followed ​by a couple of dogs snapping at its heels. The horse reared on its hind legs and tried to squash the dogs with its fore feet. Fortunately a man came along on horseback and was able to get hold of it before any harm was done.
  
-M11.,VPMPITRI.-+To-night the smoke from the fire was very annoying as it blew out everywhere and seemed to follow us every place we moved to.
  
-slope on N.N.Eside. The going was easy except for a very steep pinch near the top, and took slightly over two hoursIt was a glorious day for the trip as the+__Tuesday, 12th.__ It was a great morning with a cold wind blowingI made a damper with the last of the flourMaurie was greatly upset about the sugar running out __but__ he had a wonderful time cleaning the sago billy. Had a very early lunch and then followed the creek down a long distance and were amazed at the signs of wild life we saw along it. Wombats, wallabies, and dingoes or foxes seemed to be very plentiful. We then cut across country to the Putty Road and went as far as the MacDonald River Bridge. The river here is absolutely dry. When returning we passed ​burnt out homestead and soon after two graves which seemed ​very new, and found out afterwards that the homestead had been burnt out a couple of years agowhen a big bush fire had swept the country ​and the graves were those of two old people who had lived in the homestead and had died shortly afterwardsThere was a very cold wind during ​the evening and rain was threatening. To get over the sugar difficulty we boiled prunes in the sugar bag. Our main meal consisted of potatoes, onions, macaroni, bacon and cheese, mixed and stewed, but it went down well.
  
-visibility was good and we were able to make out places ​up to 60 or 70 miles away and the range of views was complete circleThis was Iv far the most comprehen-+__Wednesday 13th__. Turned ​out at 5.30 a.m. and packed ​up after breakfast. Arrived up at the Post Office at 8 a.m. and in a few minutes ​the mail car driven by Mr.Spinks turned up. The Post Office here is the only one I have ever soon marked "​__Post and Telephone"​__ Office. Spinks is a character. He has done a lot of walking and canoeing in the Colo district and near by, and gave us quite lot of information about the country we passed through and was really very interestingNumerous calls were made at wayside letter boxes and at Bulgo Post Office. The immense flats round about Singleton struck us very forcibly. It was a great sight to see the mobs of cattle with green paddocks of lucern here and there.
  
-sive view I have ever seen.+Spinks gave us some tips as to what to do in Newcastle, and dropped us at the Railway Station Crossing at Singleton. We left our packs in the Station and went for a walk up town, had some lunch, bought some groceries and then went back to the Station where we killed time until 1.40 when we took a train for Newcastle.
  
-Maurie did s)me sketching while I located points by map and compassUnfortunately our map did not cover the whole view p4rticu1arly ​to the north and west, but we could pick out Barrington Tops easily. West was the Main Divide with Mellong Range in the middle distance -- Capertree, and Glen Alice then Mt.Hay, Katoomba, King George, ​the Grose Valley, Kurrajong, and south the hills about Broken Bay.+A few moments before the train left a chap who said his name was Handley came up and asked to see our sleeping bags and other gearWe had only minute or two to spare but gave him as much information as possible ​in the timeHe had heard of our arrival in the town from Spinks, and is also keen on getting about in the bush.
  
-Wareng should be of interest to geologists. The top is basalt and in shape it is roughly semi-circular as if it had been volcano which had got one side blown out. We were greatly impressed with the huge bulk of 'Big Yango" about six miles due South and would liked to have visited it, but time did not permitThere seems to be some error in the making of maps as Mt.Murrin which is shown is only a tiny+A thing that struck us particularly ​in Singleton was the way the shopkeepers ​had time to speak to customer ​and show stockQuite different ​to the usual Sydney manner.
  
-thing compared with either Wareng or Yango. MtsYango, Wareng, ​and Papran are in a direct line about N.N.W.x.N.+We were comfortably seated and had a fine run into Waratah where we had to change for NewcastleIt was quite cold here and everyone was going about in overcoats. Took tram to Merewether beach and went over the hill and along the beaches to Glen Rock beach where we found a fairly sheltered spot to campThere was a great sea running and a strong windAfter a good meal, turned in about 8 p.m.
  
-We built r little cairn and put our names in a small bottle which we had brought up with us. These were the first names on the top except thoseof locals and none of them had been up for years. We came down on the N.W. side and the return trip took just an hour. +__Thursday ​14th.__ Saw us awake about 5.30 to find the sky clear and the wind dropped but this soon altered and we broke camp in a cold wet drizzle which lasted all the way back to Merewether. We managed to keep fairly dry until about 50 yards from Merewether when I slipped into a rock pool and got well wet. Leaving our packs in Newcastle Station we crossed over to Stockton and then made a tour of the city -- visited the Cathedral, City Hall, etc. Newcastle has very fine swimming baths besides the surfing. A great thing for children is a map of the world done in raised concrete with the principal countries coloured and the channels between filled with water. At either end is a pillar representing the North and South poles. (( ABC Newcastle article 21 March 2013: http://​www.abc.net.au/​local/​photos/​2013/​03/​20/​3719822.htm )) A lot of work appears to be on hand clearing up the beaches and building shelter sheds and paths.
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-Back to camp and had a cup of tea and wrote some notes for home and took them to the post office. No one was there but as we were going back to camp we met the Postmaster driving cattle. One of his dogs, a cross-bred Alsatian apparently did not like intruders. We had a long yarn and the postmaster pointed out a rock which was covered with grooves where the b1Pcks had ground their tools. On a hillside was a little graveyard where some of the locals had been buried. While dinner was being cooked one of the local lads came along to have a talk and the result was that the sago got into a gluey mass. A horse which had apparently got loose came +
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-charging down the hill followed by a coul4e of dogs snapping at its heels. The horse reared on its hind legs and tried to squash the dogs with its fore feet. Fortunately a man came along on horseback and was able to get hold of it before any harm was done. +
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-To-night the smoke from the fire was very annoying as it blew out everywhere +
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-and seemed to follow us every place we moved to. +
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-zguaL,,,,​In,​ It was a great morning with a cold wind blowing. I made a damper with the last of the flour. Maurie was greatly upset about the sugar running out BUT he had a wonderful time cleaning the sago billy. Had a very early lunch and +
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-then followed the creek down a long distance and were amazed at the signs of wild +
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-life we saw along it. Wombats, wallabies, and dingoes or foxes seemed to be very plentiful. We then cut across couatry to the Putty Road and went as far as the +
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-MacDonald River Bridge. The river here is absolutely dry. When returning we passed a burnt out homestead and soon after two graves which seemed very new, and found  +
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-out afterwards that the homestead had been burnt out a couple of years ago, when a big bush fire had swept the country and the graves were those of two old people +
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-who had lived in the homestead and had died shortly afterwards. There was a very +
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-cold wind during the evening and rain was threatening. To get over the sugar difficulty we boiled prunes in the algar bag. Our main meal consisted of potatoes, onions, macaroni, bacon and cheese, mixed and stewed, but it went down well. +
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-WEDNESDAY 13th Turned out at 5.30 a m. and pocked up after breakfast. Arrived up at the Post Office at 8 a m. and in a few minutes the mail car driven by Mr.Spinks turned up. The Post Office here is the only onc I have over soon marked "rost and, +
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-11_2522,​22hon e. Office. Spinks is a character. He has done a lot of walking and canoeing in the Colo district and near by, and gave us quite a lot of information about the +
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-country we passed through and was really very interesting. Numerous calls were made at wayside letter boxes and at Bulgo Post Office. The immense flats round about +
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-Singleton struck us very forcibly. It was a groat sight to see the mobs of cattle with green paddocks of lucern here and there. +
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-Spinks gave us some tips as to what to do in Newcastle, and dropped us at the Railway Station Crossing at Singleton. We left our p-cks in the Station and went for a walk up town, had some lunch, bought some groceries and then went back to the Station where we killed time until 1.40 when we took a train for Newcastle. +
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-A few moments before the train left a chap who said his name was Handley came up +
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-and asked to see our sleeping bags and other goer. We had only a minute or two to spare but gave him as much information as possible in the tinoI He had heard of our arrival in the town from Spinks, and is also keen on getting about in the bush. +
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-A thing tkat struck us particularly in Singleton was the way the shopkeepers had time to speak to n customer and show stock. Quite different to the usual Sydney manner. +
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-We were comfortably seated and had a fine run into Weratah where we had to change for Newcastle. It was quite cold hero and everyone was going about in overcoats. Took a tram to Merewether beach and went over the hill and along the beaches to Glen Rock beech where we found a fairly sheltered spot to camp. There was a great sea running and a strong wind. After a good meal, turned in about 8 p m. +
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-TF1TRSDAY ​14th. Saw us awake about 5.30 to find the sky clear and the wind dropped but this soon altered and we broke camp in a cold wet drizzle which lasted all the way back to Merewothcr. We managed to keep fairly dry until about 50 yards from Merewether when I slipped into a rock pool and got well wet. Leaving our packs in Newcastle Station we crossed over to Stockton and then made a tour of the city -- visited the Cathedral, City Hall, etc. Newcastle has very fine swimming baths besides the surfing. A great thing for children is a map of the world done in raised concrete with the principal countries coloured and the channels between filled with water. At either end is a pillar representing the North and South polos. A lot of work appears to be on hand clearing up the beaches and building shelter sheds and paths.+
  
 After lunch we caught the train at 2.58. for Sydney arriving at Milson'​s Point at 6.20 after a really very pleasant holiday. After lunch we caught the train at 2.58. for Sydney arriving at Milson'​s Point at 6.20 after a really very pleasant holiday.
  
-THE END+__The End__
  
-I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy+----
  
-Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall, And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty dirty city,+I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy\\  
 +Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,\\  
 +And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty dirty city,\\  
 +Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all.
  
-Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over ell. A.B.Patersons+-- A.B.Paterson.
  
-- 12 +===== Pious Percy'​s Personality Pie =====
  
-PIOUS PERCY'S PERSONALITY PIE+|Tim Coffey is only a very recent addition to the "​Tigers",​ but truly he should be known as Tiger Tim. He has youth on his side, has developed a stout pair of props, and I predict big things for Tim in the bush walking world. Records set up by the "​Tigers"​ on some of the long holiday week-end trips will be shattered by Tim and his confreres as time rolls on. He will take minutes off the records, and will enjoy doing it. Added to youth, he has excellent stamina, is ever alert, and is as keen as the mustard of the same name.\\ \\ Did you meet the chap who went to the Sports Carnival all prepared with a spirit stove? Evidently he has been to Emu Plains before? Stout man,​Brian!\\ \\ And did you meet the girl who went to Emu Plains on the Sunday morning complete with sleeping-bag?​ She said that she had been to Sports Carnivals before! Oh, Betty!|Has anyone else over noticed Kangaroo Colley's tricky habit of hopping along like a rock wallaby? He favours light sneaker shoes, a light pack, and on rough, rocky ground seems to cover the distance like our rock-hopping fauna. He also lives up to his Collie dog name by woofing his food out of a billy.\\ \\ Have you heard of:\\ The Bean bi-furcated bun-loaf (or bunfurcated bifloaf)?\\ The Bean beacon?\\ And the proud motto inscribed on the family plate?\\ \\ Have you heard what the Queensland climate has done to our Lost Legion? Wal. and Doug. have been and gone and made themselves a pair of fishing-rods,​ and have now become ardent fishermen!! The fish are not worrying, at least not much - but --- Poor Phil!| 
 +| |  -- Pious Percy.|
  
-Tim Coffey is only e very recent addition to the "​Tigers",​ but truly he should be known as Tiger Tim. He has youth op his side, has developed a stout ptir of props, and I predict big things for Tim in the bush walking world. Records set up by the "​Tigers"​ on some of the long holiday week-end +----
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-'trips will be shattered by Tim and his confreres as time rolls on. He will take minutes off the recordsland will enjoy doing it. Added to youth, he has excellent stamina, is ever alert, and is as keen as the mustard of the same name. +
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-Did you meet the chap who went to the Sports Carnival all prepared with a spirit stove? Evidently he has been to Emu Plains before? Stout man,​Brian! +
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-And did you meet the girl who went to Emu Plains on the Sunday morning complete with slecping-bag? She said that she had been to Sports Carnivals before! Oh, Betty: +
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-Has anyone else over noticed Kangaroo Colley'​s tricky habit of hopping along like a rock wallaby? He favours light snoaker shoes, a light pack, and on rough, rocky ground seems to cover the distance like our rock-hopping fauna. He also lives up to his Collie dog name by woofing his food out of a billy.. +
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-Have you heard of +
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-The Bean bi-furcated bun..loaf (or bunfurce-1 bifloaf)? +
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-The Bean beacon? +
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-;Ind the proud motto inscribed on the family plate? +
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-Have you heard whet the Queensland climate has done to our Lost Legion? Wal. and Doug. have been and gone and made themselves a pair of fishing-rods,​ and have now become ardent fishermen:: The fish are not worrying, at least not much - but --- Poor Phil! +
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