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 LOST, stolen or strayed from the custody of Jack Debert, one valuable English epistle received from New Zealand some months ago. LOST, stolen or strayed from the custody of Jack Debert, one valuable English epistle received from New Zealand some months ago.
  
-THIS IS SERIOUS+**This is serious** 
 Dot wrote this letter in pencil on both sides of exercise book paper - about 40 pages altogether - and asked Jack to circulate it among Club members and then let her have it back as she had no other diary of that trip. Dot wrote this letter in pencil on both sides of exercise book paper - about 40 pages altogether - and asked Jack to circulate it among Club members and then let her have it back as she had no other diary of that trip.
-Did you see the letter? Did you pass it on to someone else? Who was it? Can you help to trace it? It is now a matter of months since it was seen. As Jack Debert is now on Service, will anyone having the letter or knowing where it is please see that the Hon.Secretary gets it as soon as possible. He has undertaken to return it to Dot English for Jack. + 
-dris +Did you see the letter? Did you pass it on to someone else? Who was it? Can you help to trace it? It is now a matter of months since it was seen. As Jack Debert is now on Service, will anyone having the letter or knowing where it is please see that the Hon. Secretary gets it as soon as possible. He has undertaken to return it to Dot English for Jack. 
-LOST, at a Reunion, either Federation or S.B.W., one new, clean., sound Water Bucket labelled "​TUGGIE"​ (Keepsake) - The reward, a clear conscience, will be obtained by forwarding this bucket to Doreen Harris. + 
-ATTENTION FOR THE TREASURER!  + 
-Those members who have paid theik subscriptions can feel virtuous and skip this paragraph. Those members who have not yet paid will feel guilty and probably skip it too. To catch their eyes we use large type to remind everyone that SUBSCRIPTIONS BECAME DUE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING FOUR MONTHS AGO, so if you are unfinancial you are a member only on sufferance of the Committee. +---- 
-DON'T DELAY any longer, SEE HE and PAY UP! + 
-says +LOST, at a Reunion, either Federation or S.B.W., one new, clean, sound Water Bucket labelled "​TUGGIE"​ (Keepsake) - The reward, a clear conscience, will be obtained by forwarding this bucket to Doreen Harris. 
-BILL HALL,+ 
 +===== Attention for the Treasurer===== 
 + 
 +Those members who have paid their subscriptions can feel virtuous and skip this paragraph. Those members who have not yet paid will feel guilty and probably skip it too. To catch their eyes we use large type to remind everyone that **SUBSCRIPTIONS BECAME DUE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING FOUR MONTHS AGO**, so if you are unfinancial you are a member only on sufferance of the Committee. ​ 
 + 
 +DON'T DELAY any longer, SEE ME and PAY UP! 
 + 
 +says\\ 
 +BILL HALL,\\
 Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Treasurer,
-Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day 
-The old ships straw to home again, the young ships sail away; 
-And come I may, Jut go I must, and if men ask you why, 
-You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road-and the sky! 
- ​Gerald Gould. 
-FROM HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE ​ 
-Of course, you all know the River Canoe Club's "​super"​ annual - "​Splashes'​1 Something has happened to "​Splashes"​ / but apparently even the River Canoe Club is not sure what. Their Secretary wrote to our Secretary --- "I regret to inform you that this publication is now deceased, temporarily anyway."​ --- and then he sent along "​Splashes"​ Quarthrly, No.I 1940! We are not quite sure whether this is to be considered the ghost of the Annual, or a re-incarnation,​ or a descendent, or just another form of the same insect. It is very confusing, this "​temporarily dead" business. 
-Anyway, we definitely enjoyed reading the Quarterly and consider it an, improvement on the last Annual we waded through. Being mere walkers, we are not keen on that aquatic sport so were happy to find that with this issue we could just sit back and be wafted along by a steady breeze of hulour. We'll say no more about it now, it is "a River Canoe Club Publicration"​ and they are selling it for 6d a copy, so buy one for yourself. 
- ​4. ​ 11, 
-In Vol le No.2 of the "Camp Fire Club Magazine"​ we were particularly interested in two articles by Bill Hagan "The Murderer",​whose carelessness started a bushfire, and "I Was a Bushwalker"​ (part one), a flight of the imagination. Fancy having to wait from April till July for part two to appear in this young quarterly! And before then some of his readers might have "​bushwacked"​ the author - or does he go armed like Ned Kelly? 
- ​* ​ 4 C 0- " 
-Here is an important paragraph from an article on The Compass which appeared in "The Tararua Tramper",​ Wellington, DLL., for May, 1940:- 
-- "​Unless evidence such as badly damaged case or pivot or filling with water or rust is evident, confidente in the instrument you are using is essential and it must be relied on in spite of '​hunches'​ '​feelings'​ and '​idea'​ as to 'where is which'​."​ 
-What memoried those words conjure up! Among them some words of wisdom of Harold Chardon in an article on the same subject which appeared in "The Sydney Bushwalkar"​ in September'​ l938!- ​ 
-"In using the dotpassl goveral considerations must be kept in mind, The compass is a very sensitive instrument, and is easily affected by the presence of iron. Such things as steel rucksack frames, iron belt-buckles,​ or even iron wire fences, will cause a considerable error in the results obtained with a compass, while another compass in the vicinity will make a sensitive instrument do all manner of things it shouldn'​t do." 1:t 
-How many Australian-born bushwalkers realise the difficulty any experienced hiker, rambler, or woodsman from the Borthern Hemisphere must have it adjusting himself and finding his way if he cotes to the Southern Hemisphere, where the 
- sun goes in reverse? This paragraph from the "​Bulletin"​ of the Mountain Club of Maryland/ of Baltimore U.S.A.i stresses that points- 
-oIf lost in the woods, your watch is a compass as long as the sun shines. Point the hour hand at the sun and the south is halfway between the hour hand and the figure 12 on the dial." 
-In "sunny New South Wales" we often use our watches as compasses without being lost, but, as the sun here goes morth,not south, we point the figure 12 at the sun and know that half way between it and the hour-hand is- north not "​thagnetic north, nor "trile north9p- but "​approximately north" because of our arbitrar1ly-.11ixed '​!Eastern Standard Time"; bui-still near enough to north 
-for most bushwalking purpoqps. - 
- , 
- ​04 ​ 
  
-Are there, ​any anthropologiitsethnologists,​-'​or ​what-have-yols-.in_the ​bushwalking ​mo'​vement? One of the joys of such folk is to traae,fairyt414. _round ​the world, or, alternatively,​ to decide to their own satisfaction that;: + 
-This people must have moved away from the centre of _civilization ​of that 'time and migrated at least part way to their present home after such and such a tate but,before such and such a happening, because they brought such and 'such a custom or word with them but there is no trace of any knowledge of such and such-a,folksong."​ +---- 
-If any bushwalker would like to take up that kind of detective work, he (or she) might start a search for the origin of the word "​cuppa"​ and the direction of its travels, for it crops up in the publications of bushwalking,​ camping, tramping, hiking, or rambling clubs in many parts of the world. This time our, old friend "​cuppa"​ was met in the "​Bulletin"​ for May1940, of the Te Hapukoa Tramping Club of Christchurch,​ N.Z.+ 
 +Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day\\ 
 +The old ships draw to home againthe young ships sail away;\\ 
 +And come I maybut go I mustand if men ask you why,\\ 
 +You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white roads and the sky! 
 + 
 +Gerald Gould. 
 + 
 +===== From Here, There and Everywhere ===== 
 + 
 +Of course, you all know the River Canoe Club's "​super"​ annual ​"​Splashes"​! Something has happened to "​Splashes",​ but apparently even the River Canoe Club is not sure what. Their Secretary wrote to our Secretary --- "I regret to inform you that this publication is now deceased, temporarily anyway."​ --- and then he sent along "​Splashes"​ Quarterly, No.1 1940! We are not quite sure whether this is to be considered the ghost of the Annual, or a re-incarnation,​ or a descendent, or just another form of the same insect. It is very confusing, this "​temporarily dead" business. 
 + 
 +Anyway, we definitely enjoyed reading the Quarterly and consider it an, improvement on the last Annual we waded through. Being mere walkers, we are not keen on that aquatic sport so were happy to find that with this issue we could just sit back and be wafted along by a steady breeze of humour. We'll say no more about it now, it is "a River Canoe Club Publication"​ and they are selling it for 6d a copy, so buy one for yourself. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +In Vol 1. No.2 of the "Camp Fire Club Magazine"​ we were particularly interested in two articles by Bill Hagan "The Murderer",​ whose carelessness started a bushfire, and "I Was a Bushwalker"​ (part one), a flight of the imagination. Fancy having to wait from April till July for part two to appear in this young quarterly! And before then some of his readers might have "​bushwacked"​ the author - or does he go armed like Ned Kelly? 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Here is an important paragraph from an article on The Compass which appeared in "The Tararua Tramper",​ Wellington, N.Z., for May 1940:- 
 + 
 +//"​Unless evidence such as badly damaged case or pivot or filling with water or rust is evident, confidence in the instrument you are using is essential and it must be relied on in spite of '​hunches'​ '​feelings'​ and '​ideas'​ as to 'where is which'​."//​ 
 + 
 +What memories those words conjure up! Among them some words of wisdom of Harold Chardon in an article on the same subject which appeared in "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ in September'​ l938:-  
 + 
 +//"In using the compass, several considerations must be kept in mind. The compass is a very sensitive instrument, and is easily affected by the presence of iron. Such things as steel rucksack frames, iron belt-buckles,​ or even iron wire fences, will cause a considerable error in the results obtained with a compass, while another compass in the vicinity will make a sensitive instrument do all manner of things it shouldn'​t do." !!!// 
 + 
 +How many Australian-born bushwalkers realise the difficulty any experienced hiker, rambler, or woodsman from the Northern Hemisphere must have it adjusting himself and finding his way if he cotes to the Southern Hemisphere, where the sun goes in reverse? This paragraph from the "​Bulletin"​ of the Mountain Club of Maryland, of Baltimore U.S.A., stresses that point:- 
 + 
 +//"If lost in the woods, your watch is a compass as long as the sun shines. Point the hour hand at the sun and the south is halfway between the hour hand and the figure 12 on the dial."​ 
 +// 
 + 
 +In "sunny New South Wales" we often use our watches as compasses without being lost, but, as the sun here goes **north**, not south, **we point** the **figure 12** at the sun and know that half way between it and the hour-hand is **north** not "​magnetic north, nor "true north",​ but "​approximately north" because of our arbitrarily fixed "​Eastern Standard Time", but still near enough to north for most bushwalking purposes. 
 + 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Are there, any anthropologists,​ ethnologists,​ or what-have-yous in the bushwalking ​movement? One of the joys of such folk is to trace fairytale round the world, or, alternatively,​ to decide to their own satisfaction that, "This people must have moved away from the centre of civilization ​of that time and migrated at least part way to their present home after such and such a date but, before such and such a happening, because they brought such and such a custom or word with them but there is no trace of any knowledge of such and such a folksong."​ 
 + 
 +If any bushwalker would like to take up that kind of detective work, he (or she) might start a search for the origin of the word "​cuppa"​ and the direction of its travels, for it crops up in the publications of bushwalking,​ camping, tramping, hiking, or rambling clubs in many parts of the world. This time our, old friend "​cuppa"​ was met in the "​Bulletin"​ for May 1940, of the Te Hapukoa Tramping Club of Christchurch,​ N.Z. 
 From the same source comes this paragraph:- From the same source comes this paragraph:-
---- "It is proposed to send our soldier, sailor and airforce members the '​Bulletin'​ every month to let them see what's happening and to keep them in touch with the activities of their Club. Will members ​whb-have the addresses of our active service members please ​suploly ​me with them as soon as possible"​. + 
-That seems a good idea, doesn'​t it? If it were lone by our Club in addition to remitting the subscriptions of members on active service, it might lead to an increase in the sub, to the remaining members, or to an increase in the price of the "​Sydney Bushwalker",​ but if individual members subscribed to our magazine for their friends and handed in the 4/- with the address to which it was to be posted for a year, the Club could continue to jog along at the old +//"It is proposed to send our soldier, sailor and airforce members the '​Bulletin'​ every month to let them see what's happening and to keep them in touch with the activities of their Club. Will members ​who have the addresses of our active service members please ​supply ​me with them as soon as possible"​.// 
-rate of ten shillings a year which is so convenient to hand over to the Treasurer. It is surprising, though, how many of them are overdue now. + 
-. .  ​ +That seems a good idea, doesn'​t it? If it were done by our Club in addition to remitting the subscriptions of members on active service, it might lead to an increase in the sub, to the remaining members, or to an increase in the price of the "​Sydney Bushwalker",​ but if individual members subscribed to our magazine for their friends and handed in the 4/- with the address to which it was to be posted for a year, the Club could continue to jog along at the old rate of ten shillings a year which is so convenient to hand over to the Treasurer. It is surprising, though, how many of them are overdue now. 
-Another wartime idea comes from the Melbourne Women'​s walking Club, which is forming its own "Work Circle"​. This will meet one night a week to sew and knit. It is intended to vary the night each week so that everyone will have a chance to go along, and the meetings will take place at the homes + 
- ​15 ​of members so there will be no rent to pay. +---- 
-Can you guess which girl member of the S.B.W. I can hear (in imagination) saying -- "If our Club started a 'Work Circle',​ all the girls would have to go along. The only way to protect one's reputation from a gathering like that is to be present; then they can't talk about youl'...,....much. + 
-W A R EFFORT +Another wartime idea comes from the Melbourne Women'​s walking Club, which is forming its own "Work Circle"​. This will meet one night a week to sew and knit. It is intended to vary the night each week so that everyone will have a chance to go along, and the meetings will take place at the homes of members so there will be no rent to pay. 
-........+......+W + 
-What can we do to help? This question is exercising the minds of men and womenthroughout Australia. To us Bushwalkers several things stand out clear. +Can you guess which girl member of the S.B.W. I can hear (in imagination) saying -- "If our Club started a 'Work Circle',​ all the girls would have to go along. The only way to protect one's reputation from a gathering like that is to be present; then they can't talk about you!.......much. 
-Bushwalking and life in the out o' doors has helped us to keep fit. Not merely to be in that neutral state of health that enables us to avoid sickness but to be so full of health and vigour that we can cheerfully face whatever is ahead with courage and resolution.+ 
 +===== War Effort ===== 
 +What can we do to help? This question is exercising the minds of men and women throughout Australia. To us Bushwalkers several things stand out clear. 
 + 
 +Bushwalking and life in the out o'​doors has helped us to keep fit. Not merely to be in that neutral state of health that enables us to avoid sickness but to be so full of health and vigour that we can cheerfully face whatever is ahead with courage and resolution. 
 Mentally too, through years of camping we have become accustomed to making the best use of whatever lies at hand, to improvise and make shift. Mentally too, through years of camping we have become accustomed to making the best use of whatever lies at hand, to improvise and make shift.
-We can read a map and use a compass, some of us have a practical knowledge of first aid. We have an intimate knowledge of the rugged coastlands and of that wilderness we know as the Blue Mountains. We have a hardly won knowledge of bushcraft and pathfindingWe can live for weeks at a time with nothing else but the load we carry on our backs, + 
-Who knows how soon this ability and knowledge may be the means of saving our lives or more important be of immeasureable ​service to Australia,​ +We can read a map and use a compass, some of us have a practical knowledge of first aid. We have an intimate knowledge of the rugged coastlands and of that wilderness we know as the Blue Mountains. We have a hardly won knowledge of bushcraft and pathfindingWe can live for weeks at a time with nothing else but the load we carry on our backs
-PADDY PALLIN, + 
-327 George Street, +Who knows how soon this ability and knowledge may be the means of saving our lives or more important be of immeasurable ​service to Australia, 
-'Phone 3101. SYDNEY + 
-- 16 - +PADDY PALLIN,\\ 
-CLUB GOSSIP ​ +327 George Street,\\ 
-Cupid is still fluttering around. A happy announcement is the engagement of Betty to ex-prospective George Walker, who was transferred to Newcastle +SYDNEY 
-before he had completed his test walks, but who visited the Club Rooms with her + 
-the other evening ​resplenaont ​in the uniform of a lieutenant of the A.I.F. We send them both greetings and our good wishes +===== Club Gossip ===== 
-We have not seen Molly Astridge for a long time, but she has been very busy preparing for her wedding. July 6th is the day she has named. Perhaps Molly has been cautious as well as busy; a lot of the girls met Mr. Arthur Waller when he came to the Club Rooms with Molly soon after they were ePgagea, and they all congratulated Molly very sincerelyWe always knew Molly was a nice girl with good taste, and we wish them both "All the Best"​. + 
-Although the resigned from the S.BM, some months ago, all the not-so-new members will remember Frank Whiddon and be glad to hear of his marriage to Nell Herring, an ex-prospective of the Club. Though they are no longer of us, we hope to meet them out camping from time to time, and send them, too, our good wishes. +Cupid is still fluttering around. A happy announcement is the engagement of Betty to ex-prospective George Walker, who was transferred to Newcastle before he had completed his test walks, but who visited the Club Rooms with her the other evening ​resplendent ​in the uniform of a lieutenant of the A.I.F. We send them both greetings and our good wishes
-The first Dance of the season was held at Sargents on 28th May. The fun was fast and furious in spite of the shortage of girlsAs the girls arrived they were swept into the dance by the waiting queue of partnerless boys, and their own poor partners who, like real gentlemen, had allowed the lady to enter the room first, were left to tail on to the end of the waiting queue! + 
-Take heed, boys, there is to be a Super Dance, a Dinner Dance, at Elizabeth +We have not seen Molly Astridge for a long time, but she has been very busy preparing for her wedding. July 6th is the day she has named. Perhaps Molly has been cautious as well as busy; a lot of the girls met Mr. Arthur Waller when he came to the Club Rooms with Molly soon after they were engaged, and they all congratulated Molly **very** sincerelyWe always knew Molly was a nice girl with good taste, and we wish them both "All the Best". 
-Bay House, on wednesday, 28th AugustSave up your pennies! The girls will all be there. + 
-At the June Meeting Vice-President Edna Garrad filled the Chair very capably. Apparently President Richard Croker is too entralled ​with his daughter to spare a Friday evening for his old friends of the S.B.W.+Although the resigned from the S.B.W., some months ago, all the not-so-new members will remember Frank Whiddon and be glad to hear of his marriage to Nell Herring, an ex-prospective of the Club. Though they are no longer of us, we hope to meet them out camping from time to time, and send them, too, our good wishes. 
 + 
 +The first Dance of the season was held at Sargents on 28th May. The fun was fast and furious in spite of the shortage of girlsAs the girls arrived they were swept into the dance by the waiting queue of partnerless boys, and their own poor partners who, like real gentlemen, had allowed the lady to enter the room first, were left to tail on to the end of the waiting queue! 
 + 
 +Take heed, boys, there is to be a Super Dance, a Dinner Dance, at Elizabeth Bay House, on Wednesday, 28th AugustSave up your pennies! The girls will all be there. 
 + 
 +At the June Meeting Vice-President Edna Garrad filled the Chair very capably. Apparently President Richard Croker is too enthralled ​with his daughter to spare a Friday evening for his old friends of the S.B.W. 
 The Nattai Tableland is becoming too well known. It has now been visited by at least two parties, to our certain knowledge. No, the King's Birthday Official did not go up Martin'​s Creek. We hear they even ignored Starlight'​s Track and found a new way of their own up to Mittagong. No, no one was late for work. The Nattai Tableland is becoming too well known. It has now been visited by at least two parties, to our certain knowledge. No, the King's Birthday Official did not go up Martin'​s Creek. We hear they even ignored Starlight'​s Track and found a new way of their own up to Mittagong. No, no one was late for work.
-Talking of "​officials",​ "​Jack'​s Last Walk" was a wow. All the lads and + 
-all the bright young things in the Club turned out, and they were all determined to make it a walk of walks. ​INuff said.+Talking of "​officials",​ "​Jack'​s Last Walk" was a wow. All the lads and all the bright young things in the Club turned out, and they were all determined to make it a walk of walks. ​'​Nuff ​said.
  
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