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 Last Xmas, when half the Tigers were in New Zealand, they received news that Max had again visited Mt. Uraterer, alone, and made the first crossing over the Main Dividing Range to Rylston. Last Xmas, when half the Tigers were in New Zealand, they received news that Max had again visited Mt. Uraterer, alone, and made the first crossing over the Main Dividing Range to Rylston.
  
-'Once a Tiger, always a Tiger',​ but last Easter the pack was enlarged by the addition of Sub-Tigers, Panthers, Rabbits, and others, and escorted by Max and Gordon down the Wolgan and Capertree Rivers; and a good time was had by all. When +'Once a Tiger, always a Tiger',​ but last Easter the pack was enlarged by the addition of Sub-Tigers, Panthers, Rabbits, and others, and escorted by Max and Gordon down the Wolgan and Capertree Rivers; and a good time was had by all. When you come to think of it, we are very much indebted to the indefatigable explorers
-you come to think of it, we are very much indebted to the indefatigable explorers+
 of the Club who go over difficult country and make it possible for us Sub-Tigers and Rabbits to walk in places we might otherwise be too timid to risk. of the Club who go over difficult country and make it possible for us Sub-Tigers and Rabbits to walk in places we might otherwise be too timid to risk.
  
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 That beautiful walking area, the Cox's River, is becoming such as this - admittedly to a lesser degree, but lesser only for the present. The many scores of walkers who tramp this delightful and tranquil tract of country have in their midst those who have no thought in keeping the Cox's area free and clean and as virginal as possible from the refuse of civilisation. The fireplaces where walkers have camped and stopped for meals are gradually becoming a litter of tins and, sad to relate, some members of the S.B.W. instead of helping to diminish this blot on our recreation areas, add to it. That beautiful walking area, the Cox's River, is becoming such as this - admittedly to a lesser degree, but lesser only for the present. The many scores of walkers who tramp this delightful and tranquil tract of country have in their midst those who have no thought in keeping the Cox's area free and clean and as virginal as possible from the refuse of civilisation. The fireplaces where walkers have camped and stopped for meals are gradually becoming a litter of tins and, sad to relate, some members of the S.B.W. instead of helping to diminish this blot on our recreation areas, add to it.
  
-A short time ago, at one of our general meetings, our Presidont ​received information of rubbish left around Uloola Falls in the National Park. The week previously an official walk had been led past those particular falls, and some members of that party were so disgusted with the mess that they made comment to Maurie about it. The control of such an area does not, of course, come under our jurisdiction,​ but Maurie said that this information would be passed on to the Federation, and remarked that such rubbish had been, probably, left by hikers.+A short time ago, at one of our general meetings, our President ​received information of rubbish left around Uloola Falls in the National Park. The week previously an official walk had been led past those particular falls, and some members of that party were so disgusted with the mess that they made comment to Maurie about it. The control of such an area does not, of course, come under our jurisdiction,​ but Maurie said that this information would be passed on to the Federation, and remarked that such rubbish had been, probably, left by hikers.
  
-Now, this is the point. We bushwalkers hold ourselves in an exalted position. +Now, this is the point. We bushwalkers hold ourselves in an exalted position. We even disdain to use the word '​hike'​ when referring to our excursions into the bush. Let us examine ourselves and find just where we are so much better than the hiker--- Our social position in everyday life is (as a means of comparison) on the same level, and so is our facial and bodily beauty, as are our hopes and desires in a civilised community, so where do we differ from the hiker who is not organised in a club as we who bushwalk are? Certainly we walk longer distances and go further afield, but the reason why we dissociate ourselves from this type of walker is because we abhor the filthy ​manner in which he leaves the bush, and because he has no thought of the preservation and the perpetuity of our forest reserves.
-We even disdain to use the word '​hike'​ when referring to our excursions into the bush. Let us examine ourselves and find just where we are so much better than the hiker--- Our social position in everyday life is (as a means of comparison) on the same level, and so is our facial and bodily beauty, as are our hopes and desires in a civilised community, so where do we differ from the hiker who is not organised in a club as we who bushwalk are? Certainly we walk longer distances and go further afield, but the reason why we dissociate ourselves from this type of walker is because we abhor the filtly ​manner in which he leaves the bush, and because he has no thought of the preservation and the perpetuity of our forest reserves.+
  
-I believe every member of our club has thought along such lines as these, and +I believe every member of our club has thought along such lines as these, and it is inconceivable that such incompatibility of thought and action should exist, for it has happened many times when I, with one or another companion, have been last to leave a camping or luncheon place, we have buried tins that the earlier departed members had left behind, generally in a fireplace.
-it is inconceivable that such incompatibility of thought and action should exist, for it has happened many times when I, with one or another companion, have been last to leave a camping or luncheon place, we have buried tins that the earlier departed members had left behind, generally in a fireplace.+
  
 It is not sufficient to leave the tins in a fireplace and push the stones that make such construction in after the tins. It is surely easy to pick up a stick, dig a hole and place the corpse therein, where it will oxidise over so much more quickly, and in the process will be hidden from our sight and not offend our critical ideals of bush cleanliness. It is not sufficient to leave the tins in a fireplace and push the stones that make such construction in after the tins. It is surely easy to pick up a stick, dig a hole and place the corpse therein, where it will oxidise over so much more quickly, and in the process will be hidden from our sight and not offend our critical ideals of bush cleanliness.
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 Phone B3101 Phone B3101
  
-F. A. PALLIN, 327 George Street, Sydney (opp. Palings.)+F. A. Pallin, 327 George Street, Sydney (opp. Palings.)
  
 =====What To Do About this?===== =====What To Do About this?=====
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 In the bushes a little to the right of the "​dwarfs"​ two men were erecting a tent, and one of them was speaking the bold words of a Grecian warrior (a Grecian warrior in khaki pants). In the bushes a little to the right of the "​dwarfs"​ two men were erecting a tent, and one of them was speaking the bold words of a Grecian warrior (a Grecian warrior in khaki pants).
  
-I stood, stared and wondered -- What was all this? These people didn't look the +I stood, stared and wondered -- What was all this? These people didn't look the least bit odd - yet, their behaviour ---
-least bit odd - yet, their behaviour ---+
  
 In the distance I spied a busy seamstress pinning and fitting funny little flowerlike caps and fluffy paper dresses on to squirming, brown clad figures. A group in long green frocks were twisting themselves into strange shapes resembling fantastic trees - while here and there a gypsy figure cavorted around these "​trees"​ -- A number of serious-looking women sat a little apart, muttering to each other, and from afar came the strains of violins and a smattering of Russian song -- In the distance I spied a busy seamstress pinning and fitting funny little flowerlike caps and fluffy paper dresses on to squirming, brown clad figures. A group in long green frocks were twisting themselves into strange shapes resembling fantastic trees - while here and there a gypsy figure cavorted around these "​trees"​ -- A number of serious-looking women sat a little apart, muttering to each other, and from afar came the strains of violins and a smattering of Russian song --
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 =====At Our Own Meeting===== =====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.+Vice-President ​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...... 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.+"​Bushwalkers"​ are accused of "Threatening" 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. A Vote of Thanks to the Editor and Publication Committee of "The Bush-Walker No.2" was carried by acclamation.
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 "​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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