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 There is no evidence to support the statement, but it has been suggested that spectacles were never discovered in Europe, but the idea was simply imported from China. This is upheld on the grounds that William of Rubruck'​s "​Itinerarium"​ was accessible to Roger Bacon, who copied the idea of a spectacle therefrom. This suggestion is quite fictitious and unsubstantiated. The earliest authoritative reference is made by Marco Polo who was in China about 1368, when he briefly mentioned that old people need lenses to read fine print - a custom by that time not uncommon in Europe. There is no evidence to support the statement, but it has been suggested that spectacles were never discovered in Europe, but the idea was simply imported from China. This is upheld on the grounds that William of Rubruck'​s "​Itinerarium"​ was accessible to Roger Bacon, who copied the idea of a spectacle therefrom. This suggestion is quite fictitious and unsubstantiated. The earliest authoritative reference is made by Marco Polo who was in China about 1368, when he briefly mentioned that old people need lenses to read fine print - a custom by that time not uncommon in Europe.
  
-==+== Birds by Wells River, Queensland ====++===== Birds by Wells River, Queensland =====
 An Extract from "I find Australia"​ by Wm, Hatfield (Our copy S.B.W. Library) An Extract from "I find Australia"​ by Wm, Hatfield (Our copy S.B.W. Library)
  
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 Ganpat. Ganpat.
  
-== Sunshade - Tent - Chute - Gamp ==+===== Sunshade - Tent - Chute - Gamp =====
 Dessicated to Marie B. Byles.\\ Dessicated to Marie B. Byles.\\
 by Paddy Pallin. by Paddy Pallin.
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 With Sunshade - tent - 'chute - gamp With Sunshade - tent - 'chute - gamp
  
-== At our own meeting ==+===== At our own meeting ​=====
  
 May meeting was well attended. Vice-President Cotter took the chair, and with words of wisdom he attached the Club Badge and Constitution to the new members - Marie Kinsella, Marjorie Price, Laurie Greenacre, and Clem Hallstrom. We welcome them to our midst. May meeting was well attended. Vice-President Cotter took the chair, and with words of wisdom he attached the Club Badge and Constitution to the new members - Marie Kinsella, Marjorie Price, Laurie Greenacre, and Clem Hallstrom. We welcome them to our midst.
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 We shall see!! We shall see!!
  
-== Club Gossip ==+===== Club Gossip ​=====
  
 The Editor and her chief assistant both had holidays in May - just when the magazine was being prepared so the services of a "​Special Correspondent"​ had to be enlisted. The Editor and her chief assistant both had holidays in May - just when the magazine was being prepared so the services of a "​Special Correspondent"​ had to be enlisted.
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