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-====== ​THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​======+====== ​The Sydney Bushwalker ​======
  
  
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 No. 71. Price 3d. No. 71. Price 3d.
  
-===== NOVEMBER ​1940 =====+===== November ​1940 =====
  
  
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 |**Other members of the Publication Staff** |Jessie Martin, Merle Hamilton, Mary Stoddart, and Arthur Salmon| |**Other members of the Publication Staff** |Jessie Martin, Merle Hamilton, Mary Stoddart, and Arthur Salmon|
  
-===== CONTENTS ​=====+===== Contents ​=====
  
-|We Extend our Sympathy |Page l|+|We Extend our Sympathy |Page 1|
 |Federation Notes |2| |Federation Notes |2|
 |Gambols in a New Zealand Spring - Dot.English |3| |Gambols in a New Zealand Spring - Dot.English |3|
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 |Memory Corner |15| |Memory Corner |15|
  
----- +===== We Extend Our Sympathy ​=====
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-===== WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY ​=====+
  
 On Eight-Hour Day the Black Dog Track was the scene of a tragedy and, although those concerned did not belong to any walking club and may not have been known to many of our members, we feel that all bushwalkers will extend their very sincere sympathy to Mr.Jack Downing and to the relatives of the late Mr. Fred. Salmon. On Eight-Hour Day the Black Dog Track was the scene of a tragedy and, although those concerned did not belong to any walking club and may not have been known to many of our members, we feel that all bushwalkers will extend their very sincere sympathy to Mr.Jack Downing and to the relatives of the late Mr. Fred. Salmon.
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 Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mr.Downing in his terrible experience. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mr.Downing in his terrible experience.
  
----- +===== Federation Notes =====
- +
-===== FEDERATION NOTES =====+
    
 At its October meeting the N.S.W. Federation of Bush Walking Clubs received a request from the Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs for advice regarding taking school children from the poorer areas into the bush. It is hoped that the reply will enable Victorian children and walkers-in-charge to have as much fun and happiness as the Playground walks have brought this year to many Sydney children and the girls who took them walking. At its October meeting the N.S.W. Federation of Bush Walking Clubs received a request from the Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs for advice regarding taking school children from the poorer areas into the bush. It is hoped that the reply will enable Victorian children and walkers-in-charge to have as much fun and happiness as the Playground walks have brought this year to many Sydney children and the girls who took them walking.
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 Did you go to the Bushwalkers'​ Ball this year? Delegates were asked to "get expressions of opinion from their clubs" regarding the desirability of holding next year's ball on the Showboat again, or in a hall as previously, and as to whether Saturday night had proved satisfactory,​ or whether members would prefer a week-night. Next year's Ball is a long way off, but bookings have to be made about a year ahead. This year there was a record attendance (256) on the Showboat on Saturday, 12th October, and the table-decorating competition was NOT won by the River Canoe Club. Hearty congratulations to the Y.M.C.A. Ramblers on their well-deserved victory! Did you go to the Bushwalkers'​ Ball this year? Delegates were asked to "get expressions of opinion from their clubs" regarding the desirability of holding next year's ball on the Showboat again, or in a hall as previously, and as to whether Saturday night had proved satisfactory,​ or whether members would prefer a week-night. Next year's Ball is a long way off, but bookings have to be made about a year ahead. This year there was a record attendance (256) on the Showboat on Saturday, 12th October, and the table-decorating competition was NOT won by the River Canoe Club. Hearty congratulations to the Y.M.C.A. Ramblers on their well-deserved victory!
  
----- +===== Gambols In New Zealand Spring ​=====
- +
-===== GAMBOLS IN NEW ZEALAND SPRING ​=====+
  
 Part of a letter from Dot English Part of a letter from Dot English
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 There'​s a very pretty little beach just about half an hour's walk over the cliffs from Waihi beach. My friend Sister Armstrong (Poppee) and I cycle out there when her day off coincides with mine; we're going to do a bit of camping out down there now that the summer is coming. The place is absolutely unspoilt, and is somewhat like Burning Palms used to be in the good old primitive days. There are soft green grassy lawns rolling down to the seat the beach is of white sand (Most of the other beaches, including Waihi, are grey), and the wooded hills are green with tree ferns and pohutukawa trees (thats phonetically spelt). A lovely spot. There'​s a very pretty little beach just about half an hour's walk over the cliffs from Waihi beach. My friend Sister Armstrong (Poppee) and I cycle out there when her day off coincides with mine; we're going to do a bit of camping out down there now that the summer is coming. The place is absolutely unspoilt, and is somewhat like Burning Palms used to be in the good old primitive days. There are soft green grassy lawns rolling down to the seat the beach is of white sand (Most of the other beaches, including Waihi, are grey), and the wooded hills are green with tree ferns and pohutukawa trees (thats phonetically spelt). A lovely spot.
  
----- +===== Errata ​=====
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-===== ERRATA ​=====+
  
 In your copy of the October issue of "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ will you please correct the following typographical errors:- In your copy of the October issue of "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ will you please correct the following typographical errors:-
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 Page 16, 2nd line of 3rd verse; a bad mistake: they were quite __un__accustomed to fear." Page 16, 2nd line of 3rd verse; a bad mistake: they were quite __un__accustomed to fear."
  
----- +===== The Court Cards In The Blue Gum =====
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-===== THE COURT CARDS IN THE BLUE GUM =====+
  
 by the Jack of Hearts. by the Jack of Hearts.
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 -- Anonymous but true. -- Anonymous but true.
  
----- +===== On Clouds And Skies =====
- +
-===== ON CLOUDS AND SKIES =====+
  
 by M.S. by M.S.
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 And pounded with the clouds across the sky.\\ And pounded with the clouds across the sky.\\
  
----- +===== At Our Own Meeting ​=====
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-===== AT OUR OWN MEETING ​=====+
    
 Two more new members were welcomed at the October Meeting; they were John Johnson and Ernest (Ray) Kirkby. Two more new members were welcomed at the October Meeting; they were John Johnson and Ernest (Ray) Kirkby.
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 Van Amburgh. Van Amburgh.
  
----- +===== Bushwalkers Ball =====
- +
-===== BUSHWALKERS BALL =====+
  
 by Our Special Reporter. by Our Special Reporter.
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-===== KOWMUNG ​=====+===== Kowmung ​=====
  
 by A. L. Wyborn. by A. L. Wyborn.
-As I lay in hospital a short while ago facing the prospect of not being able to walk for quite a while, I thought of the best trip I had ever doneAlthough it occurred in January, 1939. the memory of it will remain evergreen. + 
-With one other member of the lbver. ​Ramblers, I arrived at Cunnynghame'​s Hut by car from Mt. Victoria late one Friday night. We had exactly seven days before us in which to "​do"​ the Kowmung, with all its talked-of hazards and pleasures. +As I lay in hospital a short while ago facing the prospect of not being able to walk for quite a while, I thought of the best trip I had ever doneAlthough it occurred in January, 1939. the memory of it will remain evergreen. 
-Next morning we set out with heavy packs along the Kanangra Road to Morong Creek. Here we heard from another walker that Myles Dunphy and his wife and family were camped at Roley Whalan'​s Hut, so we decided to pay them a visit. When Myles heard that there were only two of us to try the Morong Deeps, he went to some le4gth ​to tell us many ways of getting out of the river valley in the event of floods or a mishap, until I was sure I had about a dozen of them mixed up. He also suggested that it was unwise to enter Kowmung country without an axe and a coil of rope. As we had neither, I was beginning to feel a few doubts + 
-about our adventure after he had left us at the junction of Pfeffer'​s Trail +With one other member of the Rover Ramblers, I arrived at Cunnynghame'​s ​[Cunningham'​s?​] ​Hut by car from Mt. Victoria late one Friday night. We had exactly seven days before us in which to "​do"​ the Kowmung, with all its talked of hazards and pleasures. 
-and Morong Creek with a handshake which seemed like a farewell to those setting out into the unknown. + 
-The course along Morong Creek is through flat country which the previous month had been laid waste by the fire demon. Suddenly the first view of the Kowmung comes into sight as the Morong, ​pr Boyd, Creek flings itself over a sheer drop of 400 ft. into a pool below, whence it falls another 800 ft1 in a series of wild cascades into the Kommung. This magnificent fall of 1,200 ft. +Next morning we set out with heavy packs along the Kanangra Road to Morong Creek. Here we heard from another walker that Myles Dunphy and his wife and family were camped at Roley Whalan'​s Hut, so we decided to pay them a visit. When Myles heard that there were only two of us to try the Morong Deeps, he went to some length ​to tell us many ways of getting out of the river valley in the event of floods or a mishap, until I was sure I had about a dozen of them mixed up. He also suggested that it was unwise to enter Kowmung country without an axe and a coil of rope. As we had neither, I was beginning to feel a few doubts about our adventure after he had left us at the junction of Pfeffer'​s Trail and Morong Creek with a handshake which seemed like a farewell to those setting out into the unknown. 
- is reputed to be the greatest total drop of any in Australia. + 
-Go ing down the ridge on the right hand side, we were confronted near the bottom by a 300 ft. cliff into the river, which necessitated a difficult crossing of one of the cascades to the opposite side, as an enormous volume of water was flowing. From here it was very easy to reach the river, where we camped, prepared to leave quickly because of a threatened cloudburst. +The course along Morong Creek is through flat country which the previous month had been laid waste by the fire demon. Suddenly the first view of the Kowmung comes into sight as the Morong, ​or Boyd, Creek flings itself over a sheer drop of 400 ft. into a pool below, whence it falls another 800 ft. in a series of wild cascades into the Kommung. This magnificent fall of 1,200 ft. is reputed to be the greatest total drop of any in Australia. 
-Next day was cloudless and warm - ideal weather for the swimming we ex;14cc,d pected ​ahead. The first test came about half-a--mile downstream, where a solid wall of water raced down a narrow ​chuteEt ​a very steep angle into a long pool. We decided to sidle on the left. This proved to be the only pool into which we could not lower our rucsacs and then dive. The remaihder ​of that day in the "​Deeps"​ we spent gaily swimming ​'through pools, jostled along by a swift stream which told us there could be no turning back. Here indeed man seemed puny, overawed by the mountains which rose 2,000 ft. on each side, and confronted by difficulties which, it seemed, Nature had placed in this region to deter the + 
-advent of man.+Going down the ridge on the right hand side, we were confronted near the bottom by a 300 ft. cliff into the river, which necessitated a difficult crossing of one of the cascades to the opposite side, as an enormous volume of water was flowing. From here it was very easy to reach the river, where we camped, prepared to leave quickly because of a threatened cloudburst. 
 + 
 +Next day was cloudless and warm - ideal weather for the swimming we expected ​ahead. The first test came about half-a-mile downstream, where a solid wall of water raced down a narrow ​chute at a very steep angle into a long pool. We decided to sidle on the left. This proved to be the only pool into which we could not lower our rucsacs ​[rucksacks] ​and then dive. The remainder ​of that day in the "​Deeps"​ we spent gaily swimming through pools, jostled along by a swift stream which told us there could be no turning back. Here indeed man seemed puny, overawed by the mountains which rose 2,000 ft. on each side, and confronted by difficulties which, it seemed, Nature had placed in this region to deter the advent of man. 
 That night we placed our tent on the only few square yards of grass we had seen, in the lee of huge cliffs. Close by, the river rushed into a dark, ominous pool, making a roar which drowned all other sound. That night we placed our tent on the only few square yards of grass we had seen, in the lee of huge cliffs. Close by, the river rushed into a dark, ominous pool, making a roar which drowned all other sound.
-The next day's journey was of a similar nature, only broken now by short stretches of pleasant stream which wound through grassy banks. A particularly beautiful spot was on the bend of the river at Wedgetail Bluffs, where a verdant + 
-- 12 - +The next day's journey was of a similar nature, only broken now by short stretches of pleasant stream which wound through grassy banks. A particularly beautiful spot was on the bend of the river at Wedgetail Bluffs, where a verdant green islet, with small casuarinas on it, nestled in one corner of a placid pool. The Bluffs towered thousands of feet above. 
-green islet, with small casuarinas on 'it, nestled in one corner of a placid pool. The Bluffs towered thousands of feet above. + 
-Late that day we came to a chasm with sheer walls and the dark river stretching away into the gloom, making it seem a fearsome place. This must be the Ibbia Rift which Myles had spoken ​oft so tomorrow we would try it. The +Late that day we came to a chasm with sheer walls and the dark river stretching away into the gloom, making it seem a fearsome place. This must be the Ibbia Rift which Myles had spoken ​of so tomorrow we would try it. The sides were composed of pink and some grey granite, worn smooth by the waters of centuries. The usual waterfall tumbled fifteen feet into deep water at the upper end, and the procedure was for one of us to dive in and battle against the fall while the rucsacs ​[rucksacks] ​were lowered and shepherded away from the seething ​mass of foam. There was no chance of getting out of this pool until 300 yards farther on, where we swam to a good camp-spot on the left, which, I believe, had been used by Gordon Smith'​s party a month before. Church Creek was made that night through country which was pleasant and easy. 
-sides were composed of pink and some grey granite, worn smooth by the waters of + 
-centuries. The usual waterfall tumbled fifteen feet into deep water at the +Another phase of this ever changing ​river was provided next day. The going was rough again, especially in Bulga-Denis Canyon. Here the riverbed ​was studded with a myriad of coloured ​rocks, ranging ​from the delicate pink and vivid purple of granites, through the greys and whites of slates and limestone. Such names as Sunrise, Orange and Rainbow Bluffs give some idea of the high ramparts which stand out against the skyline, and make this part of the river a geologist'​s paradise. My only regret was that I had no colour film for my camera. 
-apper end, and the procedure was for one of us to dive in and battle against thefall while the rucsacs were lowered and shepherded away from the seetUbg ​mass + 
-of foam. There was no chance of getting out of this pool until 300 yards farther on, where we swam to a good camp-spot on the left, which, I believe, had been used by Gordon Smith'​s party a month before. Church Creek was made that night through country which was pleasant and easy. +Hughes' ​Ridge, running down to the Kowmung from Kanangra Walls, marks the end of the little-known upper Kowmung, and the commencement of that part so much beloved by all bushwalkers who have visited it. Here are enjoyed beautiful vistas of river scenery, the water flanked with grassy banks and inviting glades of casuarinas; surely a direct contrast to the Morong Deeps and the rifts which we had passed through so short a time ago. 
-Another phase of this everchanging ​river was provided next day. The going + 
-was rough again, especially in BuIga-Denis Canyon. Here the riverb-ed ​was studded with a myriad of coloured ​rockstranging ​from the delicate pink and vivid purple of granites, through the greys and whites of slates and limestone. Such +A feature that I noticed on this unfrequented river is the amount of wildlife ​which abounds, Wild horses, kangaroos and foxes roam undisturbed on the river flats; in the trees our feathered friends are always calling, while above eagles constantly patrol. Even the river has its eels and perch, the former being easily caught to provide food in an emergency. 
-names as Sunrise, Orange and Rainbow Bluffs give some idea of the high ramparts which stand out against the skyline, and make this part of the river a geologist'​s paradise. My only regret was that I had no colour film for my camera. + 
-HughesRidge, running down to the Kowmung from Kanangra Walls, marks the end of the little-known upper Kowmung, and the commencement of that part so +My companion did not feel well for the last few days, probably due to the change in drinking water. This necessitated a transfer of some of his equipment to increase the pace, for our time was growing short. As we approached the Lower Kowmung Canyon, stormclouds gathered fast, and for the next few hours we battled through a downpour, during which the river rose rapidly. What a happy sight was the junction with the Cox's River! ​This meant the end of a long day, and with it came a cessation of the rain. 
-much beloved by all bushwalkers who have visited it. Here are enjoyed beautiful vistas of river scenery, the water flanked with grassy banks and inviting glades of casuarinas; surely a direct contrast to the Morong Deeps and the rifts which we had passed through so short a time ago. + 
-A feature that I noticed on this unfrequented river is the amount of wild life which abounds, Wild horses, kangaroos and foxes roam undisturbed on the river flats; in the trees our feathered friends are always calling, while above eagles constantly patrol. Even the river has its eels and perch, the former being easily caught to provide food in an emergency. +Our last day was spent in climbing White Dog Ridge and Clear Hill in a broiling sun, and thence to Katoomba, a destination which I thought we would never make, owing to my mate's indisposition. For my part it marked the end of a walk, which for ever-changing ​scenery and interest, has remained my most cherished trip. 
-My companion did not feel well for the last few days, probably due to the change in drinking water. This necessitated a transfer of some of his equipment to increase the pace, for our time was growing short. As we approached the Lower Kowmung Canyon, stormclouds gathered fast, and for the next few hours we battled through a downpour, during which the river rose rapidly. What a happy sight was the junction with the Coxts Rivers ​This meant the end of a long day, and with it came a cessation of the rain. + 
-Our last day was spent in climbing White Dog Ridge and Clear Hill in a broiling sun, and thence to Katoomba, a destination which I thought we would never make, owing to my mate's indisposition. For my part it marked the end of a walk, which for everchanging ​scenery and interest, has remained my most cherished trip. +===== Suburban ===== 
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-THE CASE BOOK OF DR. DOLITTLE.R.R. (NO. 3)  +I saw\\ 
-The common cry of many of my patients is "My groundsheet is sticky: What can I do about it?" The best advice of all is not to let it get sticky. +outside a red\\ 
-If your groundsheet is not going to be used for some time don't put it away and forget it. Make sure it is dry, then dust it with french chalk, talc powder or any other absorbent powder. If your +suburban villa,\\ 
-groundsheet is already sticky, give it a generous coating of whiting (you can buy it at most shops), leave it for 24 hours, then wipe it off with a cloth. +a large fat\\ 
-Experience has taught that the most useful article in repairing +truculent woman,\\ 
-groundsheets is our old standby sticking plaster. Groundsheets should be reproofed every twelve months and repaired whenever holes +corsetted,\\ 
-appear. Delay in a few minor repairs is often fatal to the life +well-gowned,​ well-shod.\\ 
-of a sheet. +God!\\ 
-With regard to sleeping bags -- The main argument is I get a zipp or won't I?" For all round conditions, I definitely +to think that where that woman trod\\ 
-advise a zipp. A bag that is warm enough in the winter is too warm +there once was bush -\\ 
-in the summer, so that the addition of a zipp will make a considerable difference. With a little care these will last you a lifetime without "​Cracking"​ up. +ferns -\\ 
-Particular care should be taken when packing the bag into its cover, to see that the zipp is open. This enables the zipp to be bent at an acute angle without any danger of "​forcing"​ teeth. When opening, by allowing the bag to fall away from the zipp, you will prevent the slider from catching in the cloth. If the slider does get caught, don't try and force it. This will result in a torn +moss -\\ 
-sleeping bag and a ruined zipp. By careful manipalation of the slider you can always get it free. If you can't, take it to Paddy. What +greenish-white flannel flowers\\ 
-he can't mend "​aint"​ worth mending. +and trees!\\ 
-F. A. MALIN, +there in between the tree-trunks once slipped savages\\ 
-327 George Street, +in lissom nakedness\\ 
-SYDNEY. +lovelier by far\\ 
-'Phone B3101. +than that\\ 
-SUBURBAN +large fat\\ 
-I saw +truculent woman\\ 
-outside a red +outside her red\\ 
-suburban villa, +suburban villa.\\ 
-a large fat + 
-truculent woman, +Dora Wilcox.\\ 
-corsetted,​ +in "The Australian Writers'​ Annual. 1936".\\ 
-well-gowned,​ well-shod. ​God! + 
-to think that where that woman trod +===== Club Gossip ===== 
-there once was busha-+ 
-ferns -- +Cora Dunphy was noticed at the October Meeting so we suspected there must be a "​concert"​ in the offing. There is. Joan Savage is organising it; the new St.Philip'​s Hall on Church Hill has been booked for Tuesday, December 3rd. and rehearsals are the order of the day. 
-moss -- + 
-greenish-white flannel flowers and trees! +You can't keep a good bushwalker out of the bush! Recently half-a-dozen of our members who are serving with what might almost be called "​The ​Bushwalkers' Own" - the 18th Battalion Militia - all had week-end leave. Did they come south to visit their homes and folks? No. North they went to the Paterson River for "​a ​breath of fresh air" and a jolly good bushwalking trip! 
-there in between the tree-trunks once slipped savages in lissom nakedness + 
-lovelier by far than that +Then there was the energetic couple who took their rucksacks to the Bushwalkers'​ Ball, at the end of which they changed into shirts and shorts, parked their evening clothes, caught a paper train south, and walked out to Era before dawn. What it is to be young and enthusiastic! 
-large fat + 
-truculent woman outside her red suburban villa. +Once upon a time another Joan used to do that sort of thing, but now she is married and settled downNot too settled down, though, for she is blossoming forth now as the S.B.W.'​s own playwright
-.. Dora Wilcox. + 
-in "The Australian Writers'​ Annual. 1936"​. +Was it the "​spring in the air" last month? Half a dozen of our older members were noticed roaming round Central in the small hours at the start of the Eight-Hour Week-end. We heard something about a "Fast Mixed Goods"... 
--- 15 - 'CLUB GOSSIP + 
-Cora Dunphy was noticed at the October Meeting so we suspected there must be a "​concert"​ in the offing. There is. Joan Savage is organising it; the +---- 
-new St.Philip'​s Hall on Church Hill has been booked for Tuesday, December 3rd. and rehearsals are the order of the day. +  
-You can't keep a good bushwalker out of the bush! Recently half-a-dozen of our members who are serving with what might almost be called "​The ​Bush- walkers' Own" -.4 the 18th Battalion Militia - all had week-end leave. Did they come south to visit their homes and folks? No. North they went to +===== Memory Corner ===== 
-the Paterson River for ua breath of fresh air" and a jolly good bushwalking +  
-trip! +Among the songs which were popular with Bush Walkers ​in 1929 and 1930 was "​The ​Darkies' ​Sunday School",​ There was a good swing to the tune and plenty of snap to the words, but, as these "tell you Bible stories that you'​ve 
-Then there was the energetic couple who took their rucksacks to the Bushwalkers'​ Ball, at the end of which they changed into shirts and shorts, parked their evening clothes, caught a paper train south, and walked out to Era before dawn. Mat it is to be young and enthusiastic! +never heard before",​ some of the S.B.W. thought that the song might give offence to any religiously inclined folk who heard it, so a suggestion was made that new words should be written for this tune. 
-Once upon a time another Joan used to do that sort of thing, but now she is married and settled downNot too settled down, though, for she is blossoming forth now as the S.B.W.'​s own playwright: + 
-Was it the "​spring in the air" last month? Half a dozen of our older +After the suggestion had been repeated a few times, Dorothy Lawry thought she would see what she could do about it. As a result, she appeared at an official camp at The Duckhole on McGarr'​s Creek armed with new words for the chorus and three or four verses. That evening it rained, so, instead of all lazing round the campfire, the party split up and crowded into the three largest tents - and soon further verses were being composed, and sung, about and to the occupants of the other tents. 
-members were noticed roaming round Central in the small hours at the start of the Eight-Hour Week-end. We heard something about a "Fast Mixed Goods"  + 
-MEMORY CORNER ​ +From this cross-fire emerged some six or seven more verses, all absolutely true and packed full of pithFurther verses were added from time to time during the next two or three years, by which time the song had become too cumbersome and it dropped out of favour. 
-Among the songs which were popular with Bush walkers ​in 1929 and 1930 was "​The ​Darkiest ​Sunday School",​ There was a good swing to the tune and + 
-plenty of snap to the words, but, as these "tell you Bible stories that you'​ve +Here are the words of the chorus and some half-a-dozen verses about people who are still more or less active in the Club. Most of these verses, and several others, appeared in the first issue of "The Bushwalker",​ as this magazine was then known, in June, 1931. 
-never heard before",​ some of the S.B.W. thought that the song might give + 
-offence to any religiously inclined folk who heard it, so a suggestion was made that new words should be written for this tune. + 
-After the suggestion had been repeated a few times, Dorothy Lawry thought she would see what she could do about it. As a result, she appeared at an +===== "A Ballad of the Bush Walkers." ​===== 
-official camp at The Duckhole on McGarr'​s Creek armed with new words for the chorus and three or four verses. That evening it rained, so, instead of all + 
-lazing round the campfire, the party split up and crowded into the three +Tune: "The Darkies' ​Sunday School."​ 
-largest tents -- and soon further verses were being composed, and sung, about and to the occupants of the other tents. + 
-From this cross-fire emerged some six or seven more verses, all absolutely true and packed full of pithFurther verses were added from time to time during the next two or three years, by which time the song had become too cumbersome and it dropped out of favour. +**Chorus:**\\ 
-- 16 - +Tall folks, short folks, everybody come -\\ 
-Here are the words of the chorus and some half-a--dozen verses about people who are still more or less active in the Club. Most of these verses, and several others, appeared in th first issue of "The Bushwalker",​ as this magazine was then known, in June, 1931. +Gather round the camp-fire and make yourselves at home!\\ 
-"A Ballad of the Bush Walkers."​ Tune: "The DarkiesSunday School."​ +Bring your rugs and waterproof ​and laze upon the ground;\\ 
-Chorus: Tall folks, short folks, everybody come - +We'll tell you tales of Bush Walkers that surely will astound.\\ 
-Gather round the camp-fire and make yourselves at homeBring your rugs and waterproofe ​and laze upon the ground; We'll tell you tales of Bush Walkers that surely will astound. + 
-Myles Dunphy: +**Myles Dunphy:**\\ 
-Oh, Myles, he is the leader of the Mountain Trailer lads, +Oh, Myles, he is the leader of the Mountain Trailer lads,\\ 
-Who stagger through the bush loaded down'like ironclads. +Who stagger through the bush loaded down like ironclads.\\ 
-And Myles he thought girls couldn'​t walk, but found that wasn't true - They and Mjaes now walk for miles. Myles carries Milo too. +And Myles he thought girls couldn'​t walk, but found that wasn't true -\\ 
-"​Dorman Long" (Alan Hardy):- +they and Myles now walk for miles. Myles carries Milo too.\\ 
-Oh, Dorman is a walker unique and known to fame. + 
-The way he puts his tent up is a lifework, not a game; And the rattle of his food-tins is borne upon the breeze, But he'll go down in history for his rendering of "​Louise"​. +**"​Dorman Long" (Alan Hardy):-**\\ 
-Anice-and Frank Duncan, and Jack Debert;- +Oh, Dorman is a walker unique and known to fame.\\ 
-You know of Anice Duncan and her henpecked ​husband4 ​Frank. He is just the same as she - a'vegetarian crank. +The way he puts his tent up is a lifework, not a game;\\ 
-They tried to keep a boarder, but he got so very thin, +And the rattle of his food-tins is borne upon the breeze,\\ 
-That when they gave him "noot meat", he tried to eat the tin. +But he'll go down in history for his rendering of "​Louise"​.\\ 
-Charles and Betty Pryde:- + 
-Oh, Charlie is an Irishman, but a very soberside;' ​He Serves us as a censor, and guardian of our PrydeHe has a pretty daughter, but doesn'​t bring her out If of the camping party he has the slightest doubt. +**Anice and Frank Duncan, and Jack Debert;-**\\ 
-Dorothy Lawry: +You know of Anice Duncan and her henpecked ​husband ​Frank.\\ 
-Our Lawry is a poet, but wants to' ​be a' ​cook,' +He is just the same as she - a vegetarian crank.\\ 
-She asks us all for recipes and writes them in a book. I saw her make a pancake and toss it'on a plate; ​- +They tried to keep a boarder, but he got so very thin,\\ 
-You should have seen the bags of food our poet laureates+That when they gave him "noot meat", he tried to eat the tin.\\ 
 + 
 +**Charles and Betty Pryde:-**\\ 
 +Oh, Charlie is an Irishman, but a very soberside;\\  
 +He Serves us as a censor, and guardian of our Pryde.\\ 
 +He has a pretty daughter, but doesn'​t bring her out\\ 
 +If of the camping party he has the slightest doubt.\\ 
 + 
 +**Dorothy Lawry:**\\ 
 +Our Lawry is a poet, but wants to be a cook,\\ 
 +She asks us all for recipes and writes them in a book.\\ 
 +I saw her make a pancake and toss it on a plate;\\ 
 +You should have seen the bags of food our poet laureates!\\ 
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