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 |Club History|Talked of by Dorothy Lawry| 3| |Club History|Talked of by Dorothy Lawry| 3|
 |From Here, There and Everywhere| | 4| |From Here, There and Everywhere| | 4|
-|Floating Down The Kawmung|Told by Bill Hall| 5|+|Floating Down The Kowmung|Told by Bill Hall| 5|
 |Splendid News from Boggabri| | 9| |Splendid News from Boggabri| | 9|
 |Talk versus Snoring Controversy|Tim Coffey| 9| |Talk versus Snoring Controversy|Tim Coffey| 9|
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 =====Advertiements===== =====Advertiements=====
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 comes the __Re-union__,​ "our re-union"​. Already it is just round the corner, but, unlike those creeks which are always just around the corner and take ages to appear, the Re-union is right upon us. Saturday, March 11th, is __the__ date. comes the __Re-union__,​ "our re-union"​. Already it is just round the corner, but, unlike those creeks which are always just around the corner and take ages to appear, the Re-union is right upon us. Saturday, March 11th, is __the__ date.
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 Already a harld-working committee has been burning midnight oil, gas and electricity,​ and scratching for ideas for some time past. Maybe you'd like to help them to make the 1939 Re-union the best yet. The Re-union Committee knows you are fairly bristling with bright ideas, stunts, etc., that you want to see put over. Well, the undersigned will be delighted, yea verily thrilled, to talk it over with you. See him to-day. __Do it now__. Already a harld-working committee has been burning midnight oil, gas and electricity,​ and scratching for ideas for some time past. Maybe you'd like to help them to make the 1939 Re-union the best yet. The Re-union Committee knows you are fairly bristling with bright ideas, stunts, etc., that you want to see put over. Well, the undersigned will be delighted, yea verily thrilled, to talk it over with you. See him to-day. __Do it now__.
  
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 (The small river running N.N.W. to S.S.E. was undoubtedly the Nattai River). (The small river running N.N.W. to S.S.E. was undoubtedly the Nattai River).
  
-On the Sunday they climbed to the top of Mount Jellore and wrote of the +On the Sunday they climbed to the top of Mount Jellore and wrote of the excellent view obtained from it. Those Bush Walkers who have climbed the summit will agree with them. There is no doubt they were the first white men to put foot on Jellore. Later on, Sir Thomas Mitchell made a stay of six months on the top of the Mountain, using it as an observatory whilst engaged in his map surveying. The excellent panoramic drawing he made from the summit will show how exact he was in all the work he undertook. (This particular drawing together with Barracks'​ records are available for those who wish to take the trouble to peruse them at the Mitchell Library).
-excellent view obtained from it. Those Bush Walkers who have climbed the summit will agree with them. There is no doubt they were the first white men to put foot on Jellore. Later on, Sir Thomas Mitchell made a stay of six months on the top of the Mountain, using it as an observatory whilst engaged in his map sunveying. The excellent panoramic drawing he made from the summit will show how exact he was in all the work he undertook. (This particular drawing together with Barracks'​ records are available for those who wish to take the trouble to peruse them at the Mitchell Library).+
  
 After leaving Jellore, Wilson and Barracks crossed the Wingecarribee near Berrima, climbed Gingenbullen,​ and then went on to Marulen to the summit of Mount Towrang, six miles east of Goulburn. From here they saw the Goulburn Plains and discovered the upper reaches of the Wollondilly River, but once again the shortage of food forced them to return. It is regretted that such a courageous effort was not rewarded by better success. After leaving Jellore, Wilson and Barracks crossed the Wingecarribee near Berrima, climbed Gingenbullen,​ and then went on to Marulen to the summit of Mount Towrang, six miles east of Goulburn. From here they saw the Goulburn Plains and discovered the upper reaches of the Wollondilly River, but once again the shortage of food forced them to return. It is regretted that such a courageous effort was not rewarded by better success.
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 At a reasonable hour on Friday night, 23rd December, 1938, fifteen of us tumbled from the train and wove our way through the curious crowds that seem always to throng the subway at Katoomba Station. Some went to the cafes to satisfy the hunger so peculiarly and continuously a part of those who walk; the rest shouldered their packs and made off along the Great Western Road to the water reservoirs - there to sleep through the night. At a reasonable hour on Friday night, 23rd December, 1938, fifteen of us tumbled from the train and wove our way through the curious crowds that seem always to throng the subway at Katoomba Station. Some went to the cafes to satisfy the hunger so peculiarly and continuously a part of those who walk; the rest shouldered their packs and made off along the Great Western Road to the water reservoirs - there to sleep through the night.
  
-On Saturday at the appointed hour of 5 a.m. the two cars drew up and our packs +On Saturday at the appointed hour of 5 a.m. the two cars drew up and our packs were soon stowed aboard, and we were off for Ginkin, which was as far as the cars could take us. We then took the bridle track down to the Tuglow River, there stopping for a late breakfast, which we shared with hordes of flies.
-were soon stowed aboard, and we were off for Ginkin, which was as far as the cars could take us. We then took the bridle track down to the Tuglow River, there stopping for a late breakfast, which we shared with hordes of flies.+
  
 We followed the river to where its water drops over the falls and merges with that of the Hollanders'​ to form the Kowmung River, and when Box Creek was reached we stopped again, because the grassy flat at the junction was to be our base camp for two days. From here the beauties of Chardon'​s Canyon and Dungalla Falls were explored, and the Christmas provisions with which we had so liberally provided ourselves were consumed. We followed the river to where its water drops over the falls and merges with that of the Hollanders'​ to form the Kowmung River, and when Box Creek was reached we stopped again, because the grassy flat at the junction was to be our base camp for two days. From here the beauties of Chardon'​s Canyon and Dungalla Falls were explored, and the Christmas provisions with which we had so liberally provided ourselves were consumed.
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 Hughes'​ Hut came quickly and was left, in the rear, and not long after that Gingra Creek and New Year's Eve were reached together. Camp was made and after tea our New Year's celebrations were held. A bottle of wine had been brought from Yerranderie;​ it was not much among so large a crowd of people, but it was sufficient for us to enter into the spirit of the time, and the evening of song, poetry, and ready witticisms near the dying embers of our fires was immensely enjoyed. Hughes'​ Hut came quickly and was left, in the rear, and not long after that Gingra Creek and New Year's Eve were reached together. Camp was made and after tea our New Year's celebrations were held. A bottle of wine had been brought from Yerranderie;​ it was not much among so large a crowd of people, but it was sufficient for us to enter into the spirit of the time, and the evening of song, poetry, and ready witticisms near the dying embers of our fires was immensely enjoyed.
  
-We seemed always to be up early. Dawn would break about 4 a.m. and the very earliest birds would begin their song, quickly followed by others. By five +We seemed always to be up early. Dawn would break about 4 a.m. and the very earliest birds would begin their song, quickly followed by others. By five o'​clock the light and the life of the bush, together with the never-ending annoyance of the flies, made it desirable to be up and doing. On Sunday we were on the track by 7.30 a.m. and, after frequent swims and the killing of the only snake for the trip, although we saw half-a-dozen of them in all, we reached the Coxs river. At the foot of the Cedar Road, soon after leaving cimp, on the very banks of the Kowmung River, we had seen motor cars, and the sight had depressed us for we had considered this river ours; and as we passed their deserted camping spot (they had departed very early) we noticed their litter and wondered haw far cars would ultimately encroach on the Kowmung, and how much they would disfigure this area with their rubbish and vandalism?
-o'​clock the light and the life of the bush, together with the never-ending annoyance of the flies, made it desirable to be up and doing. On Sunday we were on the track by 7.30 a.m. and, after frequent swims and the killing of the only snake for the trip, although we saw half-a-dozen of them in all, we reached the Coxs river. At the foot of the Cedar Road, soon after leaving cimp, on the very banks of the Kowmung River, we had seen motor cars, and the sight had depressed us for we had considered this river ours; and as we passed their deserted camping spot (they had departed very early) we noticed their litter and wondered haw far cars would ultimately encroach on the Kowmung, and how much they would disfigure this area with their rubbish and vandalism?+
  
 Camp was made this night at the junction of Cedar Creek and Coxs River, and at 6.45 a.m. on Monday morning we commenced the last stage of our walk. We followed Cedar Creek and climbed to the Ruined Castle, skirting the landslide to the coal mine, and thence to Katoomba - and home again to bricks, mortar, and steel, but still we visualize the Kowmung, a waterway not yet ruined by the ruthless hand of man in his struggle, for existence, and his avarice for abundant wealth. Camp was made this night at the junction of Cedar Creek and Coxs River, and at 6.45 a.m. on Monday morning we commenced the last stage of our walk. We followed Cedar Creek and climbed to the Ruined Castle, skirting the landslide to the coal mine, and thence to Katoomba - and home again to bricks, mortar, and steel, but still we visualize the Kowmung, a waterway not yet ruined by the ruthless hand of man in his struggle, for existence, and his avarice for abundant wealth.
  
 +=====Splendid News From Boggabri=====
 +
 +At the Boggabri Police Court recently two men were fined for having left their fires without extinguishing them. One man was lucky, his fire was found burning before it had spread, and his fine was only £3 (or 7 days). The other man had been the cause of a bushfire which destroyed between 500 and 600 acres of wheat stubble and 200 bags of wheat, and he was fined £20 (or 21 days).
  
-SPLENDID NEWS FROM BOGGABRI 
-At the Boggabri Police Court recently two men were fined for having left their fires without extinguishing them. One man was lucky, his fire was found burning before it had spread, and his fine was only 23 (or 7 days). The other man had been the cause of a bushfire which destroyed between 500 and 600 acres of wheat stubble and 200 bags of wheat, and he was fined a. (or 21 days), 
 This is the way to prevent bushfires! This is the way to prevent bushfires!
-VALK VERSUS SNORING CONTROVERSY 
-After consultation with 11r. William Shakespeare,​ Tim Coffey. replies to Jack Debertp, 
-In Camp I heard a Voice cry, "Sleep no more 
-Debert does murder sleep, - the absent only sleep:"​ 
-    
  
-Still it cried, "Sleep no more!" to all the camp; +=====Talk Versus Snoring Controversy===== 
- "​Debert hath murdered sleep; and, therefore, ye Tigers + 
- Shall sleep no more Debert shall sleep no more:+After consultation with Mr. William Shakespeare,​ Tim Coffey replies to Jack Debert:- 
-(4010.122.1117 ​Anyone wishing to continue the controversy may do so in the ) ("S.MHerald" - or any other paper - but not in "The Sydney ​Bushwalkerui ​+ 
-The important date is WEDNESDA,Y, APRIL +In Camp I heard a Voice cry, "Sleep no more!\\ 
-FI!S.PAIDL C4_ +Debert does murder sleep, - the absent only sleep!"​ 
- ​11th ​the first Wednesday after + 
-Easter, On that dete the First Aid Class will start, and will take the usual St.John'​s ​Ambvlance ​course, supplemented by special teaching to meet the special conditions arising from bushwalking. Enrol now with Mr. 144.Harrison ("​Mouldy"​). +Still it cried, "Sleep no more!" to all the camp;\\ 
-A 1 walkers re welcome whether ​8.B.1.members or not. To make a successful class forty to fifty students are needed. Brine your friends and all join up.+"​Debert hath murdered sleep; and, therefore, ye Tigers\\ 
-gly bip +Shall sleep no moreDebert shall sleep no more!" 
-UNIWING CARNIVAL + 
-Blessed with fine weather the Swimming Carnival held on Georges ​Aivertnear Mint, on 25/6th February, was an outstanding success. The events were keenly contested, and owing to lack of space we will publish the results in our next issue. The Club congratulate Bill Henley in locating this excellent pool. +(__Editor'​s Note:​-__ ​Anyone wishing to continue the controversy may do so in the "S.M. Herald" - or any other paper - but not in "The Sydney ​Bushwalker"​.) 
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-, +=====Reminder - First Aid Class===== 
-HOW TO WRITE, A BOOK+ 
 +The important date is __WednesdayApril 11th__ - the first Wednesday after Easter, On that date the First Aid Class will start, and will take the usual St.John'​s ​Ambulance ​course, supplemented by special teaching to meet the special conditions arising from bushwalking. Enrol now with Mr. L.G. Harrison ("​Mouldy"​). 
 + 
 +__All walkers re welcomewhether ​S.B.W. members or not.__ To make a successful class forty to fifty students are needed. Brine your friends and all join up. 
 + 
 +=====Swimming Carnival===== 
 + 
 +Blessed with fine weather the Swimming Carnival held on Georges ​River, near Minto, on 25/6th February, was an outstanding success. The events were keenly contested, and owing to lack of space we will publish the results in our next issue. The Club congratulate Bill Henley in locating this excellent pool. 
 + 
 +=====How To Write A Book===== 
 By "​Paddy"​. By "​Paddy"​.
-It is really quite simple to write a book. All you do is to get a few pencils (or typewriter ribbons) a few reams of paper and then concentrate. It is much + 
-easier if you have decided first what you wish to write about. Some people write books and nobody ever knows what the author was writing about (and of course it is simply not done to ask an author what his book is all about). Having found something to write about, you then sit dawn, chew the end of your pencil (or twiddle the keys of the typewriter) until Inspiration comes. Then you just write about it. As we said before it is quite easy to write a book. +It is really quite simple to write a book. All you do is to get a few pencils (or typewriter ribbons) a few reams of paper and then concentrate. It is much easier if you have decided first what you wish to write about. Some people write books and nobody ever knows what the author was writing about (and of course it is simply not done to ask an author what his book is all about). Having found something to write about, you then sit dawn, chew the end of your pencil (or twiddle the keys of the typewriter) until Inspiration comes. Then you just write about it. As we said before it is quite easy to write a book. 
-It is when the book is written that your troubles begin.. Perhaps you w9nt + 
-it illustrated. You can't just say to an artist. "Here illustrate this". You've got to pick out the meaty bits and tell him what you want and then you've got to send the drawings back because he's drawn something inside out or back to front or something. Artists don't care. +It is when the book is written that your troubles begin.. Perhaps you want it illustrated. You can't just say to an artist. "Here illustrate this". You've got to pick out the meaty bits and tell him what you want and then you've got to send the drawings back because he's drawn something inside out or back to front or something. Artists don't care. 
-Then there'​s photographs.. When you don't want them you see all the snaps you would like, but when you want a nice photograph of a tent by the side of a river. Can you find it? No sirYou can not. Then when you've got all your pictures, you start on blocks and then you get a quote. Quotes are a sort of lottery where the lowest number wins. + 
-Having ​finis)2ed ​with quotesand galley proofs and authors corrections end page proofs, what not you get your book. +Then there'​s photographs.. When you don't want them you see all the snaps you would like, but when you want a nice photograph of a tent by the side of a river. Can you find it? No sirYou can not. Then when you've got all your pictures, you start on blocks and then you get a quote. Quotes are a sort of lottery where the lowest number wins. 
-Believe me it's a thrill, to see the child of your dreams in three dimensions ​os it were + 
-However the dreams are rudely shattered when the Printer comes along with +Having ​finished ​with quotes and galley proofs and authors corrections end page proofs, what not you get your book. 
-the Bill. You'veheard ​of Printer bl Devils. That's the Devil when you get your Bill. + 
-There are only two things left before the job is complete.First pay the +Believe me it's a thrill, to see the child of your dreams in three dimensions ​as it were
-Bill and then sell the books - or more probably - First sell the books and then pay the Bill if the Printer willl wait long enough. + 
-And that fellow walkers is where we are now. In case you don't know, +However the dreams are rudely shattered when the Printer comes along with the Bill. You've heard of Printers' ​Devils. That's the Devil when you get your Bill. 
-Paddy has written a book and all he has to do is to sell the book and pay the Bill. + 
-By the way, it is not a bad book. In fact, Faddy thinks it is a very good book. +There are only two things left before the job is complete. First pay the Bill and then sell the books - or more probably - First sell the books and then pay the Bill if the Printer willl wait long enough. 
-It is entitled "​Bushwalking and Oamping". It costs a mere 1/3. LLALlagl+ 
-'Phone +And that fellow walkers is where we are now. In case you don't know, Paddy has written a book and all he has to do is to sell the book and pay the Bill. 
-327 George St. Sydney (opp.Palings) + 
-AT OUR OWN MEETING +By the way, it is not a bad book. In fact, Paddy thinks it is a very good book. 
-The attendance at the February General Meeting was better than usuel (official count 69) and those present joined ​Uaurie ​Berry in welcoming the following New Members:- + 
-Misses May Boyd, Rita Hundt, Audrey Wilkins and Joyce Wilkins; Messrs.0swald ​Brownlee, Irving ​Cellnan, William Whitney and Reg.Alder. +It is entitled "​Bushwalking and Camping". It costs a mere 1/3. 
-Mr. Ossie Brownlee was elected Room Steward for the ensuing month + 
-Yes, the Reunion is fast approaching!! On behalf of the organising Committee, Jack Debert announced that for this year's Damper Competition standardized flour will be supplied and all dampers must be cooked in the asks unless the heunion ​Committee decided to make a separate section for dampers cooked in billies or plates. Frank Duncan suggested that, in future, the first prize in the Damper Competition should be known as "The Ashes": +F.A. Pallin 
-The President reminded members that if they desired to bring any nonmember to the Reunion, ​ON THE SUNDAY ONLY, they must first get permission of the Club, through the Committee. As usual this privileee will only apply to near relatives such as hueband ​or wife, and cannot, under any circumstances,​ be extended to the Saturday night. + 
-Saturday night'​s celebrations are for members and eX-members ​onlY4 We all hope lots of past members will be asked, and will 're-une"​ with us. +327 George St. Sydney (opp. Palings) 
-Myles Dunphy, speaking on the subject of materholes ​dug in swamps'​) ​told us of several such holes he had dug on the Bo ya FlateaUx ​six years ago, which are still open and providing water for many animals ​ab indicat,​ed ​by the trails leading to them. Ho suggested that such hole's ho dugin duplicate, one to be hoarded ​over to provide water for human consumption.+ 
 +Phone B3101. 
 + 
 +=====At Our Own Meeting===== 
 + 
 +The attendance at the February General Meeting was better than usual (official count 69) and those present joined ​Maurie ​Berry in welcoming the following New Members:- 
 + 
 +Misses May Boyd, Rita Hundt, Audrey Wilkins and Joyce Wilkins; Messrs. ​Oswald ​Brownlee, Irving ​Calnan, William Whitney and Reg. Alder. 
 + 
 +Mr. Ossie Brownlee was elected Room Steward for the ensuing month
 + 
 +Yes, the Reunion is fast approaching!! On behalf of the organising Committee, Jack Debert announced that for this year's Damper Competition standardized flour will be supplied and all dampers must be cooked in the ashes - unless the Reunion ​Committee decided to make a separate section for dampers cooked in billies or plates. Frank Duncan suggested that, in future, the first prize in the Damper Competition should be known as "The Ashes"
 + 
 +The President reminded members that if they desired to bring any nonmember to the Reunion, ​__on the Sunday only__, they must first get permission of the Club, through the Committee. As usual this privileee will only apply to near relatives such as husband ​or wife, and cannot, under any circumstances,​ be extended to the Saturday night. 
 + 
 +Saturday night'​s celebrations are for members and ex-members ​only. We all hope lots of past members will be asked, and will "re-une"​ with us. 
 + 
 +Myles Dunphy, speaking on the subject of waterholes ​dug in swampstold us of several such holes he had dug on the Boyd Plateaux ​six years ago, which are still open and providing water for many animals ​as indicated ​by the trails leading to them. He suggested that such holes be dug in duplicate, one to be boarded ​over to provide water for human consumption. 
 The last section of the Federation report read by Alex Colley was amplified by Dorothy Lawry to the effect that Rory Lofts wished to caution walkers in the Upper Colo District about the inflammable leafmould that composes the soil by the river. Unless fires were carefully extinguished,​ they would smoulder underground for days or even weeks and become a menace to persons or animals which might walk on what appeared to be solid ground. The last section of the Federation report read by Alex Colley was amplified by Dorothy Lawry to the effect that Rory Lofts wished to caution walkers in the Upper Colo District about the inflammable leafmould that composes the soil by the river. Unless fires were carefully extinguished,​ they would smoulder underground for days or even weeks and become a menace to persons or animals which might walk on what appeared to be solid ground.
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 Members of this Club and other walkers are invited to attend First Aid Lectures to be commenced the first Wednesday after Easter. Members of this Club and other walkers are invited to attend First Aid Lectures to be commenced the first Wednesday after Easter.
 +
 Dot English advised that, on application,​ members of the Ranger'​s League would be provided with new metal badges to replace the Authority Cards they now hold. Dot English advised that, on application,​ members of the Ranger'​s League would be provided with new metal badges to replace the Authority Cards they now hold.
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 It was unfortunate that Business Manager, Bill Mullins, was not at the meeting to add his share to the discussion on the way subscribers'​ copies have, or have not, been going lately. However, the folks concerned can cheer up. The Publication Committee has now made arrangements and, in future, subscribers'​ copies will be despatched "hot from the press"​. It was unfortunate that Business Manager, Bill Mullins, was not at the meeting to add his share to the discussion on the way subscribers'​ copies have, or have not, been going lately. However, the folks concerned can cheer up. The Publication Committee has now made arrangements and, in future, subscribers'​ copies will be despatched "hot from the press"​.
-On Jack Debert'​s suggestion it was decided that the Federation be asked to congratulate the authorities responsible for making the excellent track from Tallong to Barber'​s ​Creek and the Shoalhaven River. + 
-+On Jack Debert'​s suggestion it was decided that the Federation be asked to congratulate the authorities responsible for making the excellent track from Tallong to Barbers ​Creek and the Shoalhaven River. 
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 Charlie Pryde reported that the bottle at Clear Hill had been broken and the contents stolen, and asked that the Federation take steps to have these records traced. Charlie Pryde reported that the bottle at Clear Hill had been broken and the contents stolen, and asked that the Federation take steps to have these records traced.
 +
 Alex Colley intends to ask the Federation whether newspaper publicity could be first looked over by the Secretary or Publicity Bureau before going to press. Alex Colley intends to ask the Federation whether newspaper publicity could be first looked over by the Secretary or Publicity Bureau before going to press.
-Dorothy Lawry outlined a scheme to be put to the Federation to try to acquire the lease held by Maynards and to add the area to Garawarra. As the recent bushfires destroyed this property it was thought that the owner might feel incljrA ​to relinquish tenure. After discussion a motion was carried to ask the Federation to move in the matter.+ 
 +Dorothy Lawry outlined a scheme to be put to the Federation to try to acquire the lease held by Maynards and to add the area to Garawarra. As the recent bushfires destroyed this property it was thought that the owner might feel inclined ​to relinquish tenure. After discussion a motion was carried to ask the Federation to move in the matter. 
 Just before the meeting closed a presentation was made to Joan and Harry Savage, who were married recently. In thanking the Club, Harry'​s remark that "They had met in the Club, and if they hadn't met they probably wouldn'​t have married"​ was the highlight of the evening. Just before the meeting closed a presentation was made to Joan and Harry Savage, who were married recently. In thanking the Club, Harry'​s remark that "They had met in the Club, and if they hadn't met they probably wouldn'​t have married"​ was the highlight of the evening.
-fEbERATIOU NgWS + 
-The Conservation Bureau has been reconstituted and now consists of the President and HoncSecretary ​of the Federation, Messrs. T.A.Herbert and C.D'A. Roberts,​together with Mr.RZ.Mitchell(Bureau Secretary). Mr.William Kenyon (C.M.W.) and Yr.Arthur Salmon (S,B.W.) The suggestion of th B.W. that the Federation should adopt as its main conservation objective the Greater Blue Mountains National Park scheme propounded by the N.P.P.A.Council was referred to the Bureau for consideration and a report. +=====Federation News===== 
-The Honorary Auditor,​Miss D.Lawry,​resigned because she is now a delegate. Her resignation was accepted with regret at the Council meeting on Jan.20th. Mr. Tom Moppett was appointed to fill the vacancy. + 
-At the same meeting a committee consisting of Mr.C.Pryd4Mr.BwHarvey ​and Mr.J.Debert was appointed to report on the practicability and desirability of digging a well in Corral Swamp. +The Conservation Bureau has been reconstituted and now consists of the President and Hon. Secretary ​of the Federation, Messrs. T.A. Herbert and C.D'A. Roberts, together with Mr. R.E. Mitchell (Bureau Secretary). Mr. William Kenyon (C.M.W.) and Mr. Arthur Salmon (S.B.W.)The suggestion of the S.B.W. that the Federation should adopt as its main conservation objective the Greater Blue Mountains National Park scheme propounded by the N.P.P.A. Council was referred to the Bureau for consideration and a report. 
-6 BLACKHE&​TH SIGHTS RESERVES + 
-Until recently the Blackheath Sights Reserves were vested in and managed by +The Honorary Auditor, Miss D.Lawry, resigned because she is now a delegate. Her resignation was accepted with regret at the Council meeting on Jan. 20th. Mr. Tom Moppett was appointed to fill the vacancy. 
-a board of trustees, but, as a result of local agitationhave now been transferred to the control of our good friends, the Blackheath Municipal Council. They have the staff and equipment to enable proper care to be taken of tracks, etc. and their newly-appointed engineer is preparing a report and a programme of suggested improvements for submission to the Minister for Works and Local Government.+ 
 +At the same meeting a committee consisting of Mr. C. Pryde, Mr. BHarvey ​and Mr. J. Debert was appointed to report on the practicability and desirability of digging a well in Corral Swamp. 
 + 
 +=====Blackheath Sights Reserves===== 
 + 
 +Until recently the Blackheath Sights Reserves were vested in and managed by a board of trustees, but, as a result of local agitation, they have now been transferred to the control of our good friends, the Blackheath Municipal Council. They have the staff and equipment to enable proper care to be taken of tracks, etc. and their newly-appointed engineer is preparing a report and a programme of suggested improvements for submission to the Minister for Works and Local Government. 
 The Blue Gum Forest is not affected by this transfer. The Blue Gum Forest is not affected by this transfer.
-Miss Marie Byles, the well known Bushwalker, on her recent trip through Western China, entrusted her photographic records to a Leica Camera ........... and to the Leica Photo Service of Sydney. + 
-Surely no greater recommendation can be made for s Camera: no greater faith in a Service: +=====Fire On The Track===== 
-Let the Leica Photo Service develop and print the records of YOUR next walking trip and REMEMBER P we allow +
-a 16% special discount on all developing, printing and enlarging work to member'​s of the affiliated Bushwalking Clubs. +
-Easy terms can now be arranged on purchases of Leica Camora, projectors,​. er4argers, etc. +
-THE LEICA PHOTO SERVICE +
-"Kyle House",​ +
-31 Macquarie Place SYDNEY +
-'Phone 37485  +
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-FIRE ON THZ TRACK+
 by "​Duch"​ Drewell. by "​Duch"​ Drewell.
-The Editor suggested an article should be written about the bushfires on the Era Hills during ​THE HOT SAMMY when I happened to be a spectator of the destruction. Vague promises don't seam to satisfy these strongminded Hippo women, so it seems that some effort will have to be made to produce a story. But how to present the material? Let myself go and write an article with pathos, bathos and pseudo phrases that would make even strong men sick? Sick with the nausea that only artificial emotion handled by an amateur can produce. + 
-the fearful holocaust of Nature'​s ruthless force the ground sprawled naked and unprotected,​ while fiery blood poured from the blackened limbs of wounded trees and the wind shrieked a funeral dirge over all. With sable trailing garments did Night piteously endeavour to blot out the hideous inferno. Her soft gentleness was no match for the virility of the Fire God tearing at her robes with flaming +The Editor suggested an article should be written about the bushfires on the Era Hills during ​__The Hot Saturday__ ​when I happened to be a spectator of the destruction. Vague promises don't seam to satisfy these strongminded Hippo women, so it seems that some effort will have to be made to produce a story. But how to present the material? Let myself go and write an article with pathos, bathos and pseudo phrases that would make even strong men sick? Sick with the nausea that only artificial emotion handled by an amateur can produce. 
-passion.......... + 
-Yet it seems impossible to write a bare statement of facts. Rather would I use my imagination even as a journalist, or canoeist, or a fisherman, or any other of those strange sects who believe Fiction to be more impressive than Truth... +.... Amid the fearful holocaust of Nature'​s ruthless force the ground sprawled naked and unprotected,​ while fiery blood poured from the blackened limbs of wounded trees and the wind shrieked a funeral dirge over all. With sable trailing garments did Night piteously endeavour to blot out the hideous inferno. Her soft gentleness was no match for the virility of the Fire God tearing at her robes with flaming passion.......... 
-4. THREEW1LKERS TRAPPED IN FLAMES: + 
-NIGHT OF HORROR SPENT ON ERA HILLS. +Yet it seems impossible to write a bare statement of facts. Rather would I use my imagination even as a journalist, or canoeist, or a fisherman, or any other of those strange sects who believe Fiction to be more impressive than Truth... 
-Dazed with terror of their experience, clothes and faces scorched by the searing flames, at a late hour last night three walkers staggered to the sanctuary of Felicity Flat, North Era. Each, with charming modesty, made light of his or her astounding courage in running the gauntlet of that blazing inferno to keep faith with their friends. Mr.Chamberlain may continue to turn his four cheeks to Facist aggression but while such loyalty exists in Australia, Democracy has little to fear from the racketeers of the Anti-Camintern Pact ....+ 
 +====Three Walkers Trapped In Flames!==== 
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 +**Night of Horror Spent On Era Hills** 
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 +Dazed with terror of their experience, clothes and faces scorched by the searing flames, at a late hour last night three walkers staggered to the sanctuary of Felicity Flat, North Era. Each, with charming modesty, made light of his or her astounding courage in running the gauntlet of that blazing inferno to keep faith with their friends. Mr. Chamberlain may continue to turn his four cheeks to Facist aggression but while such loyalty exists in Australia, Democracy has little to fear from the racketeers of the Anti-Camintern Pact .... 
 Now if only I could write like Lennie Lower and introduce my old grandfather and nagging wife, and tell how we saved the Old Home, while the Village Maiden said, "No, No, a thousand times No," and the villain raged, the fire raged and the Hero raised the mortgage, or whatever it is that heroes raise, apart from clean honest faces and big feet in grassy places.... Now if only I could write like Lennie Lower and introduce my old grandfather and nagging wife, and tell how we saved the Old Home, while the Village Maiden said, "No, No, a thousand times No," and the villain raged, the fire raged and the Hero raised the mortgage, or whatever it is that heroes raise, apart from clean honest faces and big feet in grassy places....
-Well, after that spot of practice, here goes + 
-Boarding the 5.15 p m. train from Central, I shared a compartment with the Little Bean and one Mullins, who be able to bill, but he certainly can't coo. We first noticed the bush fires near Heathcote and it was a grand spectacle. Long tongues of flame licked up trees and telegraph poles and swept on to more intensive licking. +Well, after that spot of practice, here goes.... 
-At Waterfall the wind changed to the south, and The Bean remarked, time being six, "How lovely to come out of the pubs and gind a cool southerly blowing:+ 
-NO fires were apparent at Lilyvale, but halT' ​way up the hill we met a very distressed-looking couple who told a fearsome tale of fire on all the hills. North Era was burned out; the campers were sheltering on the beachIt was impossible to get down except by way of Burning Palms. We had better go home. +Boarding the 5.15 p.m. train from Central, I shared a compartment with the Little Bean and one Mullins, who be able to bill, but he certainly can't coo. We first noticed the bush fires near Heathcote and it was a grand spectacle. Long tongues of flame licked up trees and telegraph poles and swept on to more intensive licking. 
-- 15 - + 
-Thanking them courteously,​ we continued on up the hill. Bushfires might rage, but we had a discussion circle to attend, and nothing can stop a discusser when he, or she, wants to discuss. Along the track we walked, no untoward signs discernible until suddenly a display of fireworks, that made a "Fitz?' ​show look like a wax match, burst on our vision. A symphony of sable and flame to the notes of a southerly. The trees stood bare and black, lit by inward fires which, whipped by the wind, sent out showers of sparks in a spectacular display. The sparks blew across the track, the wind tore at branches nearly burned through, and we spent an anxious time watching the noverhee2de ​and hoping the flying sparks would not ignite +At Waterfall the wind changed to the south, and The Bean remarked, time being six, "How lovely to come out of the pubs and find a cool southerly blowing!
-our packs and persons.+ 
 +No fires were apparent at Lilyvale, but half way up the hill we met a very distressed-looking couple who told a fearsome tale of fire on all the hills. North Era was burned out; the campers were sheltering on the beachIt was impossible to get down except by way of Burning Palms. We had better go home. 
 + 
 +Thanking them courteously,​ we continued on up the hill. Bushfires might rage, but we had a discussion circle to attend, and nothing can stop a discusser when he, or she, wants to discuss. Along the track we walked, no untoward signs discernible until suddenly a display of fireworks, that made a "Fitzy" ​show look like a wax match, burst on our vision. A symphony of sable and flame to the notes of a southerly. The trees stood bare and black, lit by inward fires which, whipped by the wind, sent out showers of sparks in a spectacular display. The sparks blew across the track, the wind tore at branches nearly burned through, and we spent an anxious time watching the "​overhead" ​and hoping the flying sparks would not ignite our packs and persons. 
 Except for a feeling of regret at the destruction of so much bushland, the main reaction to the scene was one of impersonal appreciation of such a beautiful and rare spectacle. And then we reached Maynards.... A large heap of red hot coals, topped with pieces of galvanized iron and garnished with the warped remains of a motor car and two motor bikes, was all that was left of the Maynard'​s home. Realisation of the personal tragedy and loss sobered the excitement of advanenture. Except for a feeling of regret at the destruction of so much bushland, the main reaction to the scene was one of impersonal appreciation of such a beautiful and rare spectacle. And then we reached Maynards.... A large heap of red hot coals, topped with pieces of galvanized iron and garnished with the warped remains of a motor car and two motor bikes, was all that was left of the Maynard'​s home. Realisation of the personal tragedy and loss sobered the excitement of advanenture.
-We continued on. Bean tried the Jungle ​ttack, but it was decided to be + 
-too risky a way down as the southerly tended to whip the glowing trees into fresh +We continued on. Bean tried the Jungle ​track, but it was decided to be too risky a way down as the southerly tended to whip the glowing trees into fresh outbursts of flame. Voting that Thelma Ridge would probably be the safest way down, we kept to the road and collected another walker, who said he would feel safer in our company. 
-outbursts of flame. Voting that Thelma Ridge would probably be the safest way + 
-down, we kept to the road and collected another walker, who said he would feel safer in our company. +The scene from Governor Game was breathtakingly beautiful and devastating. In the direction of The Saddle and the Garie Road the sky glowed with a fiery reflection, indicating that a big section of that area was under flame. Bill said the flames must be above the tree tops. Probably the gaseous content of the eucalypts ​had ignited. Fire leapt high and joyously ​on the ridge between Wattamolla and Garie, licking up the blasted hakis with relish. ​Flames ​still ran down the hills round Garie. From Thelma Ridge, as far as the eye could see south, millions of lights ​glowed ​on the hills and in the valleysThe impression was of looking down at night on the street and house lights of a large city. 
-The scene from Governor Game was breathtakingly beautiful and devastating. In the direction of The Saddle and the Garb e Road the sky glowed with a fiery -.reflection, indicating that a big section of that area was under flame. Bill said the flames must be above the tree tops. Probably the gaseous content of the eucalytus ​had ignited. Fire leapt high and joyously ​Qn the ridge between Wattamolla and Garie, licking up the blasted hakis with relish. ​Flamcs ​still ran down the hills round Carle. From Thelma Ridge, as far as the eye could see south, millions of lights ​gloved ​on the hills and in the valleysThe impression was of looking down at night on the street and house lights of a large city. + 
-_ +As there is little undergrowth and timber on Thelma Ridge, the remainder of the journey down to the campsite was uneventfulWe listened to the experiences of the campers; heard how the rapidly approaching fire had caused them to retreat to the safety of the beach, and how the southerly change providentially arrived to beat back the flames before Felicity Flat had been consumed, permitting them to return and pitch tents once more. 
-As there is little undergrowth and timber on Thelma Ridge '​e ​remainder + 
-of the journey down to the campsite was uneventfulWe listened to the experiences of the campers; heard how the rapidly approaching fire had caused them to retreat to the safety of the beach, and how the southerly change providentially arrived to beat back the flames before Felicity Flat had been consumed, permitting them to return and pitch tents once more. +And so to discussion, and later, ​much later, bed at the early hour of two o'​clock in the morning. 
-And so to discussion, and later, ​ruch later, bed at the early hour of two o'​clock in the morning. + 
--16- +=====Club Gossip===== 
-CLUB GOSSIP + 
-He's done it againHe'​s ​of course: This time the happy has announced his engagement to member, and is known to lots of girl. So this is why there was for England on January 28th:scored another ​bul1sea: ​Who? Why, young Cupid, victimis our own Secretary, Richard Croker. He Miss Marjorie Adams. She is now a prospective Club Members and, of course, she's a very nice a vacant berth on the "​Orion"​ when she sailed+He's done it againHe's scored another ​bullseye! ​Who? Why, young Cupid, ​of course! This time the happy victim is our own Secretary, Richard Croker. He has announced his engagement to Miss Marjorie Adams. She is now a prospective ​member, and is known to lots of Club Members and, of course, she's a very nice girl. So this is why there was a vacant berth on teh "​Orion"​ when she sailed ​for England on January 28th! 
 Ernie Austin has been temporarily transferred to the Relieving Staff, and he and Jean will be away from Sydney for some months - first stop Wingham. Ernie Austin has been temporarily transferred to the Relieving Staff, and he and Jean will be away from Sydney for some months - first stop Wingham.
-When the R.M.S. "​Orcades"​ sailed on February 22nd, she carried another Club Member to Europe on a holiday trip. Doreen Heinrich and her girl friend hope to be away about six months and they plan to see a lot of Eurepe by canoe and on foot. Happy camping, Doreen: 
-Ex-President Tom.Horbort was married on February 18th to Miss Josephine Bell. We wish them both the best of luck and every happiness, and we apologise for our mistake in calling the lady "​Rosamund"​ when their engagement was announced. 
-Everyone will be pleased to learn that Geoff.Parker lz now out of hospital 
-an,d on the. waI...topqmplete recovery. We were delighted to see him in the club room, 
-At the end of Paddy'​s Official walk on 19th February, the party enjoyed a swim in the Pallin Pool at Lindfield (the swank of these bloated capitalists). Congratulations,​ Paddy!. What about a visitor'​s book, for "Those who have cooled in our pool ? ? 
-=I NIB .10. 
-Our new M.D. Uember, Max O'​Halloran is at present doing locum work in the country and misses his walks. 
-In his last letter he wishes to be remembered to "the boys" and hoped to be in town some Friday night soon. 
  
 +When the R.M.S. "​Orcades"​ sailed on February 22nd, she carried another Club Member to Europe on a holiday trip. Doreen Heinrich and her girl friend hope to be away about six months and they plan to see a lot of Europe by canoe and on foot. Happy camping, Doreen!
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 +Ex-President Tom. Herbert was married on February 18th to Miss Josephine Bell. We wish them both the best of luck and every happiness, and we apologise for our mistake in calling the lady "​Rosamund"​ when their engagement was announced.
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 +Everyone will be pleased to learn that Geoff. Parker is now out of hospital and on the way to complete recovery. We were delighted to see him in the club rooms.
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 +At the end of Paddy'​s Official walk on 19th February, the party enjoyed a swim in the Pallin Pool at Lindfield (the swank of these bloated capitalists). Congratulations,​ Paddy! What about a visitor'​s book, for "Those who have cooled in our pool ? ? ?
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 +Our new M.D. Member, Max O'​Halloran is at present doing locum work in the country and misses his walks.
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 +In his last letter he wishes to be remembered to "the boys" and hoped to be in town some Friday night soon.
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