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 Tall gum trees, dark and graceful against the pale evening sky, the glimmer Tall gum trees, dark and graceful against the pale evening sky, the glimmer
-of the bay below, now blues now silver, reflecting the distant lights, a myriad starsthe more brilliant when seen through the gentlriswaying ​branches -- no this is not the beginning of one of the more romantic novels, nor yet the setting for some fantasia of Harlequin and Columbine, merely an impression of the Castlecrag Open Air Theatre, where the &BA.. held their Eleventh Annual Concert on the balmy evening of November 12th.+of the bay below, now blue, now silver, reflecting the distant lights, a myriad stars the more brilliant when seen through the gently-swaying ​branches -- no this is not the beginning of one of the more romantic novels, nor yet the setting for some fantasia of Harlequin and Columbine, merely an impression of the Castlecrag Open Air Theatre, where the S.B.W. held their Eleventh Annual Concert on the balmy evening of November 12th. 
 It was a new and happy scheme to take our concert into the bush instead of holding it in a hall as usual. It was a new and happy scheme to take our concert into the bush instead of holding it in a hall as usual.
-As the show went on, each scene revealed new beauties in the natural bush amphitheatre. First a gipsy scene with its brilliant colour and the strains of an old Russian folk-song - next a fantasy of bush flowers led by their ueen, the Flannel Flower. A lone walker had beaten out a bush fire, and, to show th-Ar gratitude, the flowers ask the North Wind to call to the Bush Walkers and so help their fri nd to find companions for his wanderings. Then followed a touch of comedy a play in which five women work for the extermination of all male things - even a lapdog (pride of one of their member" ​heart must go; a symbolic ballet, based on the well known ballad "​Trees",​ and accompanied by violins and a sweet contralto voice; a whistling chorus (a touch more of comedy here); and an impression of a woman showing her garden - "it was so lovely yesterday."​+ 
 +As the show went on, each scene revealed new beauties in the natural bush amphitheatre. First a gipsy scene with its brilliant colour and the strains of an old Russian folk-song - next a fantasy of bush flowers led by their queen, the Flannel Flower. A lone walker had beaten out a bush fire, and, to show their gratitude, the flowers ask the North Wind to call to the Bush Walkers and so help their friend ​to find companions for his wanderings. Then followed a touch of comedy ​a play in which five women work for the extermination of all male things - even a lapdog (pride of one of their member'​s ​heart must go; a symbolic ballet, based on the well known ballad "​Trees",​ and accompanied by violins and a sweet contralto voice; a whistling chorus (a touch more of comedy here); and an impression of a woman showing her garden - "it was so lovely yesterday."​ 
 After interval came drama - a tale of the Grecian siege of Troy. The advantages of the large stage space were obvious here as the action of the play moved to and fro between the Trojan Wall and the Grecian Camp. A musical interlude, and then yet another parody on the old romance of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs",​ with many topical illusions, and a magic mirror complete with spring roller-blind. After interval came drama - a tale of the Grecian siege of Troy. The advantages of the large stage space were obvious here as the action of the play moved to and fro between the Trojan Wall and the Grecian Camp. A musical interlude, and then yet another parody on the old romance of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs",​ with many topical illusions, and a magic mirror complete with spring roller-blind.
-Tho final item showed an aboriginal, as first owner of the Australian bush, handing to a Bush Walker the care of his hunting grounds, and finished with a oorroboree ​effectively danced in silhouette against the firelight. + 
-Throughout the show one realised that much credit was due to the technicians for the groat amount of thought and hard work they had put into the lighting and amplification;​ to the cast for the time and energy they had given for the success of the performance;​ and to the concert committee for all the groundwork and organisation.+The final item showed an aboriginal, as first owner of the Australian bush, handing to a Bush Walker the care of his hunting grounds, and finished with a corroboree ​effectively danced in silhouette against the firelight. 
 + 
 +Throughout the show one realised that much credit was due to the technicians for the great amount of thought and hard work they had put into the lighting and amplification;​ to the cast for the time and energy they had given for the success of the performance;​ and to the concert committee for all the groundwork and organisation. 
 Our thanks are due to Mrs. Griffin for allowing us to use the theatre, and to her we offer congratulations on her enterprise in providing Sydney with such a delightful Open Air Theatre. Our thanks are due to Mrs. Griffin for allowing us to use the theatre, and to her we offer congratulations on her enterprise in providing Sydney with such a delightful Open Air Theatre.
-11111.1.11 + 
-There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar.+---- 
 + 
 +There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,\\ 
 +There is a rapture on the lonely shore,\\ 
 +There is society, where none intrudes,\\ 
 +By the deep sea, and music in its roar. 
 --- Byron. --- Byron.
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-AT OUR pviN MEETING 
-0 Vice-Presidant Jack Debert was in the Chair at the Monthly Meeting on November 11th as Maurie Berry was busy installing lighting and sound apparatus at Castlecrag Open Air Theatre in readiness for the Concert on the 12th. 
-The meeting opened at 8.12 p m. (by our reporter'​s watch), and closed at 8.55 p m. but quite a lot was done, and learned...... 
-"​Bushwalkore are accused of "​Throatoning"​ the shackholders at Era, who are, therefore, forming a vigilant committee. Bombers wero asked to rof rain from threatoning shackholders. No we don't think they have boon - but don't. 
-A Veto of Thanks to the Editor and Publication Colzdttoo of "The Bush-Walker No.2" was carried by acclamations 
-The matter of timber-cutting in Couridjah Forest has boon takon up by the Federation, which is also following it up. 
-Rosignations from the Club havo boon accepted with regret from Arm Bartholomew,​ Zvelyn Millard and Noel Turnbull. 
-Una and May Mullin are holidaying in Tasmania, armed with c lottor of introduction to tho Hobart Walking Club, of course. 
-The following %,embers 1.70ro welcomed:- 
-Mrs.Marion Ellis: Misses Alice Collins and Grace Jolly; Messrs. 1.-,rry Ellis -rid William Cosgrove. 
-The Barrotts balm retired,and Mr.& Mrs.3F.lis woro appointed BOOM Stewards. 
-The Treasurer'​s Report showed a brannco of only g29/16/- as a number of sub.- acriptions are still outstanding:​ The axe is about to fall. 
-Attention was drawn to the Govornmont'​s appoal for male volunteers as BLOOD DONORS; registration forms wore available* 
-........ ......... FEDERATION NEWS 
-The Financial Statemonts for the year onded 20th July last have just boon sent to the various clubs. They show a surplus of income over expenditure of 224/8/-* 
-An appeal is being made to the mombors of affiliated clubs to apply for appointmont as Honorary Rangers. Anyone interested should sae our Club Sccretary for details of procedure, powers, and responsibilities. 
-A sub-committee has boon appointed to invdStjgate the possibility of replacing Taro's Ladders with iron ladders similar to those which have done such good service for so many years at Kanangra Walls. Personnel: Messrs. C.Barnard, H. Freeman, and the SaAr. nominee - W. Tarr. 
-The Honorary Secretary of the Federation has now definitely been given power to act in cases of urgency after consulting with the President and one other member of the Council, so if at any tim you hoar of anything that calls for urgent action by the Federation -- at once give all yonr info -ion to one of the Club's Delegates and he will see that the Honorary Fecre-tr..ry receive) it without delay. Tho Dolcigatos, of course, are Tom Herbert and iL(r7,​tCo1loy4 If you don't know whore to get in touch with them, our Hon.Secretary,​ Riz,:aard Crokors does, and you have his address and telephone number on your Walks Programme. 
--14- 
  
-Club Gossip+=====At Our Own Meeting===== 
 + 
 +Vice-Presidant Jack Debert was in the Chair at the Monthly Meeting on November 11th as Maurie Berry was busy installing lighting and sound apparatus at Castlecrag Open Air Theatre in readiness for the Concert on the 12th. 
 + 
 +The meeting opened at 8.12 p.m. (by our reporter'​s watch), and closed at 8.55 p.m. but quite a lot was done, and learned...... 
 + 
 +"​Bushwalkers"​ are accused of "​Threatoning"​ the shackholders at Era, who are, therefore, forming a vigilant committee. Members were asked to refrain from threatening shackholders. No we don't think they have been - but don'​t. 
 + 
 +A Vote of Thanks to the Editor and Publication Committee of "The Bush-Walker No.2" was carried by acclamation. 
 + 
 +The matter of timber-cutting in Couridjah Forest has been taken up by the Federation, which is also following it up. 
 + 
 +Rosignations from the Club havo boon accepted with regret from Ann Bartholomew,​ Evelyn Millard and Noel Turnbull. 
 + 
 +Una and May Mullin are holidaying in Tasmania, armed with a letter of introduction to tho Hobart Walking Club, of course. 
 + 
 +The following new members were welcomed:​- 
 + 
 +Mrs.Marion Ellis: Misses Alice Collins and Grace Jolly; Messrs. Harry Ellis and William Cosgrove. 
 + 
 +The Barrotts balm retired,and Mr.& Mrs. Ellis were appointed Room Stewards. 
 + 
 +The Treasurer'​s Report showed a balance of only £29/16/- as a number of subscriptions are still outstanding! The axe is about to fall. 
 + 
 +Attention was drawn to the Government'​s appeal for male volunteers as BLOOD DONORS; registration forms wore available. 
 + 
 +=====Federation News===== 
 + 
 +The Financial Statements for the year ended 20th July last have just boon sent to the various clubs. They show a surplus of income over expenditure of £24/8/-. 
 + 
 +An appeal is being made to the members of affiliated clubs to apply for appointment as Honorary Rangers. Anyone interested should see our Club Sccretary for details of procedure, powers, and responsibilities. 
 + 
 +A sub-committee has been appointed to investigate the possibility of replacing Taro's Ladders with iron ladders similar to those which have done such good service for so many years at Kanangra Walls. Personnel: Messrs. C. Barnard, H. Freeman, and the S.B.W. nominee - W. Tarr. 
 + 
 +The Honorary Secretary of the Federation has now definitely been given power to act in cases of urgency after consulting with the President and one other member of the Council, so if at any time you hear of anything that calls for urgent action by the Federation -- at once give all your information to one of the Club's Delegates and he will see that the Honorary Secretary receives it without delay. The Delegates, of course, are Tom Herbert and Alex. Colley. If you don't know where to get in touch with them, our Hon. Secretary, Richard Croker, does, and you have his address and telephone number on your Walks Programme. 
 + 
 +=====Club Gossip=====
  
 by "​Sunlight" ​ by "​Sunlight" ​
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 Cupid had been working overtime. Cupid had been working overtime.
  
-The Shock of the month was the news that Hec Carruthers had been married -- without giving ​U$ any previous ​announcements ​For a full description of the wedding we refer you to Ray Bean; here we merely add our good wishes to those Hec has been receiving from all his other friends. Who was the lady? Miss France-. ​Isabel Tremaine, generally known as "​Bon"​. We hope we have spelled her name correctly, we've never seen it written down.+The Shock of the month was the news that He.c Carruthers had been married -- without giving ​us any previous ​announcement! ​For a full description of the wedding we refer you to Ray Bean; here we merely add our good wishes to those Hechas been receiving from all his other friends. Who was the lady? Miss Franced ​Isabel Tremaine, generally known as "​Bon"​. We hope we have spelled her name correctly, we've never seen it written down.
  
-There was a rumour floating round that Ian Malcolm (Scotty) was engaged. At last he came to town, and confirmed it, so you are all quite in order when you join us in congratulating Ian on his engagement to Miss Betty Kerwan (or Cumin?). She is not a club member, but she's a nice girl - we've met her.+There was a rumour floating round that Ian Malcolm (Scotty) was engaged. At last he came to town, and confirmed it, so you are all quite in order when you join us in congratulating Ian on his engagement to Miss Betty Kerwan (or Curwin?). She is not a club member, but she's a nice girl - we've met her.
  
-Tom Herbert'​s engagement to Miss Rosamund Bell has been announced in the "​Sydney Morning Herald";​ we are merely adding our good wishes, and expressing the hope that his fiancee will be able to spare time from her music to join us all in the bush sometimes. ​tie don't want to lose Thomas Ambrose,+Tom Herbert'​s engagement to Miss Rosamund Bell has been announced in the "​Sydney Morning Herald";​ we are merely adding our good wishes, and expressing the hope that his fiancee will be able to spare time from her music to join us all in the bush sometimes. ​We don't want to lose Thomas Ambrose.
  
-Another happy announcement is the engagement of our two fencing enthusiasts - Barbara MacGregor and Alton Cha-oplo, ​We hope soon to have the opportunity of congratulating Alton personally. In the meantime, through this column, we send them both fraternal greetings and all good wishes. If community of interests means anything in married life, these two bushwalkers should be headed for happiness.+Another happy announcement is the engagement of our two fencing enthusiasts - Barbara MacGregor and Alton Chapple. ​We hope soon to have the opportunity of congratulating Alton personally. In the meantime, through this column, we send them both fraternal greetings and all good wishes. If community of interests means anything in married life, these two bushwalkers should be headed for happiness.
  
-Have you noticed the pouter-pigeon chests the members of the Rock Climbing Section have been wearing lately? They are all puffed up because, on October 29th/30th, they succeeded in getting down the creek from Minnehaha Falls to the foot of Arethusa Falls, and back. They had to use about 300 ft, of rope, thoughSo that creek - which beat them before - has been conquered; and the conquerors are justly proud. But, from all accounts, it was not exactly a walking trip.+Have you noticed the pouter-pigeon chests the members of the Rock Climbing Section have been wearing lately? They are all puffed up because, on October 29th/30th, they succeeded in getting down the creek from Minnehaha Falls to the foot of Arethusa Falls, and back. They had to use about 300 ft, of rope, thoughSo that creek - which beat them before - has been conquered; and the conquerors are justly proud. But, from all accounts, it was not exactly a walking trip!
  
-YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED+=====You Have Been Warned====
  
 At the first hint of trouble you had better dash for a train or you may be killed in the crush, for "Peter Persnurkus gave us the following publicity in "The Sun" on November 14th. At the first hint of trouble you had better dash for a train or you may be killed in the crush, for "Peter Persnurkus gave us the following publicity in "The Sun" on November 14th.
  
-"Bush hikers are regarded as likely to be useful military guides; they know all the tracks and creeks,+"Bush hikers are regarded as likely to be useful military guides; they know all the tracks and creeks.
  
 "​Likewise all the nooks, recesses, and caves, and when bombing starts, they will be in great demand from the non-combatant civilians."​ "​Likewise all the nooks, recesses, and caves, and when bombing starts, they will be in great demand from the non-combatant civilians."​
  
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