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rachel [The Sydney Bushwalker, July 1941, No. 79]
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-a m., in fact). -It was a wet climb basalt-ca-Pped'​Mount ​Coricudgy. No but when the top was at length noble blue blue-gums, then the mist wonder needing ma views to complete +===== Mt. Coricudgy ​The Western Blue Mountains ===== 
-not really early, says Marie - not till 7.30 p through the rained-:​devied'​vegetation'​of the iews could be seen for the: dense white mist, eached and we found ourselves in a forest of ade the landscape a- fairYland of mystery and ts- perfect eautye + 
-We were nicely wet through, anyhow up to the knees, by the time We reached he trig at the notthern end of the ridge Mount Coricudgy, which runs for a mile nd a half in a north-westerly direction. There was a cold-wind, and, we repeat e were wet. Max duly parked. his party at the trig in the coldest, windiest +By Max Gentle and Marie Byles 
-lace for a little ten minutes rest while he strolled round to see if there was a Lew anywhere about. He returned in one and a half hours:- However, after about a hour the party, took things into its own hands-, made a fire and had lunch, and wer after that was extremely suspicious of Maxts "ten minute'​ + 
-17e completed the day by going out onto the rocky tops of a spur which runs Duthwards from Coricudgy-and commands,'​-far finer views, Max's Mount Uraterer s well as the pointed Mount Tyan and other familiar points being visible. It as a wild, untrodden country which stretched away to the south - sandstone canans_breaking up a wildly dissected plateau between Mount Tyan and the Wolgan alley. +When Max suggests an expedition you can take it for granted that it will be an interesting one, just as when Marie suggests making an early start you know it will be a before dawn one. 
-The-last morning we left, early, says. Max, late says Marie, 8 a m. to be exact; a climb MountBoonboura which-lies on the-Main Divide. We followed the unmapped - attle track which runs right from-Putty near the. Macdonald River to Rylstone. It s said to have been...the scene of in early days, but it is seldom sed now. For a person wbo does-not mind a long trip with a heavy pack, it is a ast interesting route to take. + 
-We returned to the lorry, via a different route to that by which we had come ad crossed another of those charming streams flowing through a green valley backed T Kamilaroi conglomerate cliffs perforated with many caves. The final descent to ae car-lay through ,a blackberry-sprinkled valley and the luscious black fruit was +This expedition was to finish off Max's famous Uraterer trip some years ago when he went from Wallerawang on the main western line across the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys to Mount Uraterer and back by a ridge to the Main Divide and thence by the Cudgegong River to Rylstone. The sandstone canyons and the high basalt dome-like mountains seen on that trip, were a lasting memory. And thus it was that we came to tumble out of the train onto Kandos platform on the morning ​of Anzac Day, 1941, after a more or, less sleepless night. Ruth McLaren apparently lost a shoe before or after the tumble and she stood pathetically on one foot watching the departing train steam callously out of the station. Gwen Clarke had been waiting patiently for an hour in the chilly dawn to take us to the hospitality ​of Kandos Hotel, so we found Ruth another pair of shoes and hurried off. 
-ast at perfection. Gorging on blackberries was a little rash in view of the + 
-ature of that lorry and the country over which it had to pass, but nothing wpenedi not even when we ,reached thEk road and started trying to overtake a car in +Gwen had also chartered a lorry ready for us, and after breakfast we mounted it thankfully, little dreaming what lay in store. It was a real he-man lorry and had evidently had a tank or tractor for its father or its mother, for when it came to saplings barring its way, it simply ​drew back a step or two, took a deep breath and hurled itself upon them; and down they went like ninepins. As for needing a road or a path, it had not been born or bred for such sissy things, and it lurched determinedly-over ridges and furrows, and streams that would have made an ordinary car turn pale with fright. In this occasion the only things to turn pale with fright - or maybe black and blue with bruises - were the occupants, that is to say, us, the seven bushwalkers bound for Mount Coricudgy. 
-rout of,us whose dust was not altogether pleasant. It is sad to relate that our river, forgot all about the golden rule of doing to others as one would have others + 
-3 to oneself. Instead, by dint of speed of 58 miles an hour, he rushed upon +The lorry at last dropped us in an open, grassy, swampy paddock through whick ran a clear stream and above which towered one of those curious, dome-shaped,​ basalt mountains which had lingered in Max'memory. It was draped with several basalt scree-slopes,​ an unusual, possibly a unique, phenomenon in Australia. 
-aat car and overtook it, and merely rejoiced -to see the road a cloud of smother- + 
-ag,dust in which the car was lost. But it is questionable whether two wrongs make p a total of road-courtesy! +We made through the hills to the Cudgegong Valley at the foot of Mount Coricudgy, and another of those curious dome-shaped hills, Big Ben by name. The Cudgegong was flowing pleasantly when we met it, but unlike the streams in the Wolgan and Capertee valleys - which usually flow only near their sources - this stream behaved normally, and got smaller and smaller ​and drier and drier as approached its source. However, after lunch Max located a perennial swampy spring on the Wollemi side of the Divide, that is, east of it. It seems to be the usual thing in these parts to find water on the east of the slopes but nowhere else. 
-So much for Coricudgy, whose silver blue-gums peering through the white arning mist will linger far longer in the memory than the dreary Monday which )St of the party had to face after a nearly sleepless night in a crowded train. + 
-Who those blue gums will remain more than. a memory, is doubtful, for a acal saw-miller is said to have been given a permit to demolish them. Letters ave been written to the Forestry Department and to the lands Department, and it s hoped that perhaps the- destruction o. unique beauty spot may still be revented. +In the remaining daylight Marie made a dash and put Big Ben "in her pack". It was a stinging-nettly climb, but the view from the top is possibly one of the best in the district, and the half bare, partly-screed hill is a landmark which would make it difficult to lose one's way when anywhere in the vicinity. 
-0 - 3 - + 
-MOUNT CORICUDGY & THE.. WESTERN BLUE MOUNTAINS. +It rained that night, but '​morning'​ dawned with a thick white mist and the promise of sunlight to come. As it was a fixed camp we were able to leave early (not really early, says Marie no till 7.30am, in fact). It was a wet climb up through the rained-dewed vegetation of the basalt-capped Mount Coricudgy. No views could be seen for the dense white mist but when the top was at length reached and we found ourselves in a forest of noble blue blue-gums, then the mist made views to complete its perfect beauty. 
-By MaxGentle' ​andMarie-Eyles. + 
-When Max suggestsan ​expedition:you can-take it Tor-grantedAhat lt"​Will +We were nicely wet through, anyhow up to the kneesby the time we reached the trig at the northern end of the ridge Mount Coricudgy, which runs for mile and a half in a north-westerly direction. There was a cold wind, and, we repeat we were wet. Max duly parked his party at the trig in the coldest, windiest place for a little ten minutes rest while he strolled round to see if there was a view anywhere about. He returned in one and a half hours! However, after about an hour the party, took things into its own hands, made a fire and had lunch, and werr after that was extremely suspicious of Max's "ten minute rests"
-an interesting one, just as when Marie suggests making an early start you know it will be a before-dawn one. + 
-This expedition was to finish off Max's famous Uraterer trip some years ago when he Went from Wallerawang on the main western line across the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys to Mount Uraterer and back by a ridge to the Main Divide and thence by the Cudgegong River to Rylstone. The sandstone canyons and the high basalt dome-like mountains seen on that trip, were a lasting memory. And thus it was that we came to tumble out of the train onto Kandos platform on the mornin ​of Anzac Day,1941, after a more or,less sleepless night. Ruth McLaren apparently lost a shoe before or after the tumble and she stood pathetically on one foot watching the departing train steam callously out of the station. Gwen Clarke had been waiting patiently for an hour in the chilly dawn to take us to the hospitalii ​of Kandos Hotel, so we found Ruth another pair of shoes and hurried off. +We completed the day by going out onto the rocky tops of a spur which runs southwards from Coricudgy and commands far finer views, Max's Mount Uraterer as well as the pointed Mount Tyan and other familiar points being visible. It as a wild, untrodden country which stretched away to the south - sandstone canyons breaking up a wildly dissected plateau between Mount Tyan and the Wolgan Valley
-Gwen-had also chartered a lorry ready for us, and after breakfast we mounted it thankfully, little dreaming what lay in store. It was a real he-man lorry and had evidently had a tank or tractor for its father or its mother, for when + 
-it came to saplings barring its way, It Simply ​drewback a step or two, took a deE breath and hurled itself upon them; and down they'went like ninepins. As for needing a road or a path, it had not been born or bred for such sissy things, and it lurched determinedly-over ridges and furrows, and streams that would have made an ordinary car turn pale with fright. In this occasion the only things to turn pale with fright - or maybe black and blue with bruises..- were the occupants, that is to say, us, the seven bushwalkers,bound for Mount Coricudgy. +The last morning we left, early, says Max, late says Marie, 8am to be exact, to climb Mount Boonboura which lies on the Main Divide. We followed the unmapped cattle track which runs right from Putty near the Macdonald River to Rylstone. It is said to have been the scene of cattle-duffing in early days, but it is seldom used now. For a person who does not mind a long trip with a heavy pack, it is a most interesting route to take
-The lorry at last dropped-us ill:an open, grassy, swampy paddock through whick ran a clear stream-and above which towered one of those curiout, dome-shaped,​ basalt mountains which had lingered in'Maxts memory. It was draped with several basalt scree-slopes,​ an unuSual, possibly a unique,' ​phenomenon in Australia. + 
-We made through the hills to the Cudgegong Valley at the foot of Mount Coricudgy, and another of those curious dome-shaped hills, Big Ben by name. The Cudgegong was flowing pleasantly when we met it, but unlike the streams in the Wolgan and Capertee valleys - which usually flow only near their sources - this stream behaved normally, and got smaller and sMaller ​and drier and drier as approached its source. However, after lunch Max located a perennial swampy spring on the Wollemi side of the Divide, that is, east of it.' ​It seems to be the usual thing in these parts to find water on the east of the slopes but nowhere else. +We returned to the lorryvia a different route to that by which we had come ad crossed another of those charming streams flowing through a green valley backed by Kamilaroi conglomerate cliffs perforated with many caves. The final descent to the car lay through a blackberry-sprinkled valley and the luscious black fruit was just at perfection. Gorging on blackberries was a little rash in view of the nature of that lorry and the country over which it had to pass, but nothing happened, not even when we reached the road and started trying to overtake a car in front of us whose dust was not altogether pleasant. It is sad to relate that our driver forgot all about the golden rule of doing to others as one would have others do to oneself. Instead, by dint of speed of 58 miles an hourhe rushed upon that car and overtook it, and merely rejoiced to see the road a cloud of smothering dust in which the car was lost. But it is questionable whether two wrongs make up a total of road-courtesy! 
-In the remaining daylight Marie made a dash And put Big Ben "in her pack". It was a stinging-nettly climb, but the View from the top is possibly one of the best in the district, and the half bare, partly-screed hill is a landmark which would make it difficult to lose one's way when anywhere in the vicinity. + 
-It rained that night, but '​morning'​ dawned-with-a-thick white mist and the promise of sunlight to come.As it was a fixed camp we were able-to leave early +So much for Coricudgy, whose silver blue-gums peering through the white morning mist will linger far longer in the memory than the dreary Monday which most of the party had to face after a nearly sleepless night in a crowded train
-Ogr Li 165 + 
-vi) +Whether those blue gums will remain more than a memory, is doubtful, for a local saw-miller is said to have been given a permit to demolish them. Letters ave been written to the Forestry Department and to the lands Department, and it is hoped that perhaps the destruction of a unique beauty spot may still be prevented. 
-c=("​1111 ​-*" + 
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 By M.S. By M.S.
-: + 
-Come where the leaves, are young and green and sweet, And bush scents flow and mingle in the breeze To make one's breathing inspiration true. No rare old perfume of the secret East Intoxicated as this soft, pure air. There, where the cloudless blue of distant sky Peeps shyly down between the tops of trees So lofty as to seem sky's window-frames,​ All essences of silence and of sound Make one pervading stillness everywhere The softest silver plash of water near, The shivered slurring wail of grasses dry The mingled music of the bushland birds, A liquid, golden, bell-like aria, +Come where the leaves, are young and green and sweet, ​\\ 
-Falling with crystal-clearness on the hushed And whispering undertones of lesser songs, Blending and long-drawn-out to soothe and heal That inner ear, so bruised with city's roar, Till in a pleasant, musing daydream wrapt Sun warmed, the happy hours are sped away. +And bush scents flow and mingle in the breeze ​\\ 
-10.0.1,11. +To make one's breathing inspiration true. \\ 
-LETTER FROM THE RIVER CANOE CLUB OF N.S.W. "To The Editor, +No rare old perfume of the secret East \\ 
-The rivers were (and again are) low; hence mar production slow; that is the only explanation we can offer for not advising you of further maps completed by us for some months; the low rivers have cramped ​OUT style, but more data has nevertheless been compiled and the following have been completed and added to our library:- +Intoxicated as this soft, pure air. \\ 
-Map No.21, Canoeist'​s Chart of Nepean River (Camden to Warragamba ​June. Section). This river has now been completely mapped for canoeing purposes from Maldon suspension bridge to where the s tream becomes ​theHawkesbury ​at the Grose Junction. Five seperate ​mars embrace this apprediable stretch of water. +There, where the cloudless blue of distant sky \\ 
-Map No.22. Sketch only of the Snowy River. (Dedick Bridge N.S.W. to Orbost, Vic. Section) Showing river detail as regards position of all rapids etc. This compiled by R.C.C,​-S.B.W. ites and Kaske.+Peeps shyly down between the tops of trees \\ 
 +So lofty as to seem sky's window-frames, ​\\ 
 +All essences of silence and of sound \\ 
 +Make one pervading stillness everywhere\\  
 +The softest silver plash of water near, \\ 
 +The shivered slurring wail of grasses dry \\ 
 +The mingled music of the bushland birds, ​\\ 
 +A liquid, golden, bell-like aria,\\ 
 +Falling with crystal-clearness on the hushed ​\\ 
 +And whispering undertones of lesser songs, ​\\ 
 +Blending and long-drawn-out to soothe and heal \\ 
 +That inner ear, so bruised with city's roar, \\ 
 +Till in a pleasant, musing daydream wrapt \\ 
 +Sun warmed, the happy hours are sped away. 
 + 
 +===== Letter from the River Canoe Club of N.S.W. ​===== 
 + 
 +"To The Editor, 
 + 
 +The rivers were (and again are) low; hence map production slow; that is the only explanation we can offer for not advising you of further maps completed by us for some months; the low rivers have cramped ​our style, but more data has nevertheless been compiled and the following have been completed and added to our library:- 
 + 
 +  * **Map No.21, Canoeist'​s Chart of Nepean River (Camden to Warragamba ​Junc. Section)**. This river has now been completely mapped for canoeing purposes from Maldon suspension bridge to where the stream ​becomes ​the Hawkesbury ​at the Grose Junction. Five seperate ​maps embrace this apprediable stretch of water. 
 +  ​* ​Map No.22. Sketch only of the Snowy River. (**Dedick Bridge N.S.W. to Orbost, Vic. Section**) Showing river detail as regards position of all rapids etc. This compiled by R.C.C,​-S.B.W. ites and Kaske. 
 More maps are in course of preparation. More maps are in course of preparation.
 +
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
 +
 (Snd.) E.Caines (Ted) Phillips. (Snd.) E.Caines (Ted) Phillips.
 +
 Convenor R.C.C. Mapping Section."​ Convenor R.C.C. Mapping Section."​
-woRa FROM  
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-e-ktraCts firoM a generai:​letter front Vial Roots.. 
-Dear '​BUthWalkerd,​ 
-_ In a recent note. Secretary Jean T. "​ticked"​ me off in a mild sort of way for no16 you for.'​not :dropping -a -note- now and again to let 
-you ,knOvii that the Roote .:nd in -spirit, -as well, as 
-by ie'​isini7 of on the active- members list: 
-.o. wN 
-Jean is right. Frankly I hate getting down to writing letters, although I get the -greatest kick 'in the woad from the receiving of them. So in chewing over Jean's remarks I had to '​_confess to myself that I had not, of late, been putting as much into the old 'club- ad 1-had been 4xpecting to receive isoeessorit 
-Whatever you do, don't any of you ever get the impression that drifting_ away from the Club. On the contrary the S.B.W. and all of you who make it what is, mean (if this is '​possible) more to me -today than in 'those -halcyon -d'axa when my 
-on 'world Was --Corrifilete 'In f_is-411.-; --Every Walk-on-every 'walks programme, -studied out and -checked- crier:, LE'​Very- "​BtishWalker"​- as read from cover to_ cOver and. every bit -of '​ne;​fis whi-ch'​-findt-ri:​ts -way tiri- here- is- digested And absorbed. ...  . - 
- The day iltay cone- when -We will" be foodlisting and Irdieri tliat- day com es -the other--inierests *which -.assuredly;​ assume adri'​e:​ver",,​le-sserting importance. 
-: - -together again -quite -frequently;​ 
--have come 'into my lif e will most- 
-, 
  
-I've taken -up -g-Olf,--:'​azid rankly tget quitea ​kick out of it. It is-assuredly the neiredt- 'civilised ​appictaah--to -bush-walking. Plenty of fresh' ​air, sun, rain and wind, qitei fa:ir *it Of:walking ​tosged ​in. Th-e '.-course on' ​which I:play has -the-qofelfedt siltUation-it sthetches for a couple of -miles along the BrisbaneRiver ariid as a result there is always a:wealth of :interest apart from the golf:. All the sealing' ​races are '​galled pat the --7;​co-Urse ​and on some Saturday ​,afternoons the river is just one mass of billowing white sails andscudding boats. +===== Word from Wal. ===== 
-doMe a--big:​fthing%Infmy '​Scheme ​of things. ​_ -:In this.-.I am joinedlay:​Ofir intitual-;​e:​-obberi Te8 Douglas, and many are the trips we have had + 
-believe Phil told 3e-oti:​-Some- ​time ago of-our -having ​-decided to build a'rod'eaCh ancr of the-subsequent--manufacture ​'thereof.She probablydidn't_ tell yot of our first- ex n +Some extracts from a general letter front Wal Roots. 
-periece'​lxii=tlie---Iuse'​=-thereof. ​-Neither of us had used et-rod, we Wer jtist raw Mtigs-.8.:​fter- ​the-completion.. of the.'ma nufacturing ​operations ​,we + 
-r'Impi intO the tar:and =.hied ourselves downto Fingal ​Head.- ,. We arrived there just on tea time so containedour. 'eagernesswhile we polished ​a whacking big billy of stew which we had brought down with us wrapped in a sleep- +Dear Bushwalkers,​ 
-ing ba g. Tricideritly -ided' a s:.it _keeps -the:stew piping hot + 
-for many ,​hoursi ​If-any 'of '​YOu-dre --going on a ,trip:involving,.a long sand probably cold _train ​trip, _put a billy of stew into your bag and knock it over (figuratively +In a recent note. Secretary Jean T. "​ticked"​ me off in a mild sort of way for not keeping in touch with you all, for not dropping a note now and again to let you knoe that the Roots was still a Bushwalker in fact and in spirit, as well, as by reason his name still being on the active members list. 
-speaking). befOre 611-:​Starti4thir-walk..-. -It make ;the pack' ​seemten TQunds + 
-lighter; -  +Jean is right. Frankly I hate getting down to writing letters, although I get the greatest kick in the woad from the receiving of them. So in chewing over Jean's remarks I had to confess to myself that I had not, of late, been putting as much into the old club as I had been expecting to receive........ 
-Then off we went to a little jetty jutting out into the Tweed River. We + 
-hauled a prawn out of the tin, bayoneted him (or her) with the hook and then prepared to cast. I might mention that it was by this time dark with a darkness that effectively cloaked our amateurishness,​ and we were very glad. Doug. heaved out, straight towards the centre ​Of -the Twe'​ed-; he came very nigh to knocking off my hat and landed ​someten ​yards :upstream. ​Next_ it was my turn. I gave it all I knew (which was not a lot) and finished fifteen yards downstream, hooked up on the rocks of the embankment. It was not a very suspicious start, but how we have progressed along the road since then: +Whatever you do, don't any of you ever get the impression that I am drifting away from the Club. On the contrary the S.B.W. and all of you who make it what is, mean (if this is possible) more to me today than in those halcyon days when my own world was complete in itself. Every walk on every walks programme is studied out and checked over. Every "​Bushealker"​ is read from cover to cover and every bit of news which finds its way up here is digested and absorbed...... 
-Two more rods have added to the Roots collection since those -days, one belongs to David (who shows distinct tendencies of developing into a good fishing-cobber for his daddy in the years to-come) and the other is a little gem specially desigred for bream. ​4....... + 
-- +The day may come when we will be foodlisting together again quite frequently, and when that day comes the other interestes which have come into my lift will most assuredly assume an ever lessening importance. 
-Don't get the impression that fishing and golfing ​take_up ​all of my spare ti and that I don't ever get away for a _night ​or two under the little tent. At Easter, The Impst a c,claber ​(one Ross-Bulginof the National Parks ASsoc.) and Iliad a wonderful trip, if you are interested I'll tell you about it. You are? 01K. here she is.-- + 
-.4.00 The first part of our journey lay along the banks of the Tweed toMurwillumbah. No doubt many of you have been along this lovely strip of road and know just how entrancing it is.Surelythere 'are few places quite so beautif1.21 ​as this introduction to the Tweed. From -Murvrillumbah ​we 'followed the' ​road through Uki which follows right along the headwaters of the Tweed. Folks, this is grand country up along here, if you get the opportunity to make a trip through here don't miss it. The road twists and winds, dips and rises, and every twist and every +I've taken up golf,-and frankly get quite a kick out of it. It is assuredly the nearest ​civilised ​approach ​to bushwalking. Plenty of fresh air, sun, rain and wind, and quite a fair bit of walking ​tossed ​in. The course on which I play has the loveliest situation, it sthetches for a couple of miles along the Brisbane River and as a result there is always a wealth of interest apart from the golf. All the sailing ​races are sailed past the course ​and on some Saturday afternoons the river is just one mass of billowing white sails and scudding boats. 
-rise gives you a view which is entrancing in its sheer loveliness. Old Man Warning towers above everything and makes the perfect background for almost every view. There is grass, ​GREEN grass, the lovely river, sometimes placid, sometimes rapidy, lined with willows or the dark green scrub trees. And there arecows, fat and sleek and lazy, and sprightly paddies. Homesteads with kids who look at you with bright eyes and always give you a cheery wave:, YesIt's certainly grand country. That night we camped just below a little waterfall on the Tweed, and what a Pleasant ​campsite it was. With the song of the river-in-our "ears we slept the-sleeP ​of t4e, just that night. + 
-In-the morn we swam, ate and sunbaked-, and the keen-fisherman threw,a line in just in case. Strange to say a whopping big' ​freshwater ​-catfish liked the look of the worm and took it aboard. So we had about three pounds of fish we didn't particularly want. However, we were short 'ofbread, and some milkwould have been most acceptable. So, with memories of a certain "​Mouldy"​ sixpence ​,in the back of the mind, the fisherman approached the nearest farmhouse, kissed the blarney stone and succeeded in trading the fish for a two quart billy of milk and eighteen whopper scones. ​-10wzat ​Mr. Bacon? +Fishing, also, has become ​a big thing in my scheme ​of things. In this I am joined by our mutual cobber, Les. Douglas, and many are the trips we have had together. I believe Phil told you some time ago of our having decided to build a rod each and of the subsequent manufacture thereof. She probably didn'tell you of our first experience in the use thereof. Neither of us had used rod, we were just raw mugsso after the completion of the manufacturing ​operations we (Phil, Imps and all) piled into the car and hied ourselves down to Final Head. We arrived there just on tea time so contained our eagerness while we polished ​off a whacking big billy of stew which we had brought down with us wrapped in a sleeping bagIncidently this is an excellent idea as it keeps the stew piping hot for many hours. ​If any of you are going on a trip involving a long and probably cold train trip, but a billy of stew into your bag and knock it over (figuratively speaking) ​before you start your walk. It will make the pack seem ten pounds lighter. 
-Away then through more beautiful country andon-to Nimbin. Then. away_eastish ​through The Channon and on to the-eastern end-of the-Nightcap ..... + 
-When next we shall be able -to go down that way it's impossible to, say, who knows if ever? Since then we have had petrol rationing and yet more, and more +Then off we went to a little jetty jutting out into the Tweed River. We hauled a prawn out of the tin, bayoneted him (or her) with the hook and then prepared to cast. I might mention that it was by this time dark with a darkness that effectively cloaked our amateurishness,​ and we were very glad. Doug. heaved out, straight towards the centre ​of the Tweeed; he came very nigh to knocking off my hat and landed ​some ten yards upstream. ​Next it was my turn. I gave it all I knew (which was not a lot) and finished fifteen yards downstream, hooked up on the rocks of the embankment. It was not a very suspicious start, but how we have progressed along the road since then
-7 'iv + 
--9 +Two more rods have added to the Roots collection since those days, one belongs to David (who shows distinct tendencies of developing into a good fishing cobber for his daddy in the years to come) and the other is a little gem specially desigred for bream........ 
-must yet come. The motor trade is busted wide open and cannot expect to be an other way until after. So who is to tell what next? However, let's all keep the old chin up, there'​s a good time coming sometime. + 
-Well folks, that is about all for the present. Believe me it has been good having a yarn to you all again, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. Please ​overlc ​the errors for they are only -slips of the tongue made when I've been chewing the pipe. +Don't get the impression that fishing and golfing ​take up all of my spare time and that I don't ever get away for a night or two under the little tent. At Easter, The Impsa cobber ​(one Ross Bulgin of the National Parks Assoc.) and I had a wonderful trip, if you are interested I'll tell you about it. You are? 0.K. here she is.-- 
-Cheerioand good camping. + 
-DOINGS OF THE BUSHWALKERS1 ​'SERVICES' ​COMMITTEE. +....The first part of our journey lay along the banks of the Tweed to Murwillumbah. No doubt many of you have been along this lovely strip of road and know just how entrancing it is. Surely there are few places quite so beautiful ​as this introduction to the Tweed. From Murwillumbah ​we followed the road through Uki which follows right along the headwaters of the Tweed. Folks, this is grand country up along here, if you get the opportunity to make a trip through here don't miss it. The road twists and winds, dips and rises, and every twist and every rise gives you a view which is entrancing in its sheer loveliness. Old Man Warning towers above everything and makes the perfect background for almost every view. There is grass, ​**green** ​grass, the lovely river, sometimes placid, sometimes rapidy, lined with willows or the dark green scrub trees. And there are cows, fat and sleek and lazy, and sprightly paddies. Homesteads with kids who look at you with bright eyes and always give you a cheery waveYesIt's certainly grand country. That night we camped just below a little waterfall on the Tweed, and what a pleasant ​campsite it was. With the song of the river in our ears we slept the sleep of the just that night. 
-_ + 
-The month of May found the above Committee nearing the place it hopes to attain within the walking ​moVement"​.-- ' +In the morn we swam, ate and sunbaked, and the keen fisherman threw a line in just in case. Strange to say a whopping big freshwater catfish liked the look of the worm and took it aboard. So we had about three pounds of fish we didn't particularly want. However, we were short of bread, and some milk would have been most acceptable. So, with memories of a certain "​Mouldy"​ sixpence in the back of the mind, the fisherman approached the nearest farmhouse, kissed the blarney stone and succeeded in trading the fish for a two quart billy of milk and eighteen whopper scones. ​'​Owzat ​Mr. Bacon? 
-The support given by other Clubs is evident in the supply of material for posting by the Rucksack Club, while other clubs have in hand plans for supporting the scheme financially The River Canoe Club's "Night of Chance"​ July 4th and The Trampers Club's "Card Evening"​ in Atigust.+ 
 +Away then through more beautiful country and on to Nimbin. Then away eastish ​through The Channon and on to the eastern end of the Nightcap ​Range..... 
 + 
 +When next we shall be able to go down that way it's impossible to, say, who knows if ever? Since then we have had petrol rationing and yet more, and more must yet come. The motor trade is busted wide open and cannot expect to be any other way until after. So who is to tell what next? However, let's all keep the old chin up, there'​s a good time coming sometime. 
 + 
 +Well folks, that is about all for the present. Believe me it has been good having a yarn to you all again, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. Please ​overlook ​the errors for they are only slips of the tongue made when I've been chewing the pipe. 
 + 
 +Cheerioand good camping. 
 + 
 +===== Doings of the Bushwalkers' 'Services'​ Committee ===== 
 + 
 +The month of May found the above Committee nearing the place it hopes to attain within the walking ​movement. 
 + 
 +The support given by other Clubs is evident in the supply of material for posting by the Rucksack Club, while other clubs have in hand plans for supporting the scheme financially The River Canoe Club's "Night of Chance"​ July 4th and The Trampers Club's "Card Evening"​ in August. 
 The names and addresses of men on record for posting have reached 45 in number and as various doubtful addresses are clarified it is expected to increase this number by ten. The names and addresses of men on record for posting have reached 45 in number and as various doubtful addresses are clarified it is expected to increase this number by ten.
-It y4ll_give-satisfaction to luxow that your-Committee'​s-efforts-ere beingwell received by the men both interstate and overseas. We place on record the thanks of Rob. Morrison (Vic), Peter Allen (Vic), Harold Chardon (Vic),,​Hgrrie ​Salmon (N.S.W.), Lloyd Edwards (Middle East), George Archer (Canada) and Oliver Moriarty (North Sea). + 
-During June financial support was received from the Coast and Mountain Walkers, River Canoe Club and The Mountain Trails Club. - +It will give satisfaction to know that your Committee'​s efforts ​are being well received by the men both interstate and overseas. We place on record the thanks of Rob. Morrison (Vic), Peter Allen (Vic), Harold Chardon (Vic), ​Horrie ​Salmon (N.S.W.), Lloyd Edwards (Middle East), George Archer (Canada) and Oliver Moriarty (North Sea). 
-During this month also the Committee made a special effort to contact every man overseas by Air Mail with ,a Canteen Order and a friendly note from his own Club. On the first mailing night of the month the Committee members despatched 22 Air Mail letters and 75 packages of magazines, books etc. a total of 97, while on the second mailing night 82 packages were posted, making a total of 179 mailings for the month. + 
-In last month'​s "​Sydney Bushwalker"​ there was an appeal for articles for +During June financial support was received from the Coast and Mountain Walkers, River Canoe Club and The Mountain Trails Club. 
-+ 
-raffling on Friday nights and this has met with a splendid response. The Committee would like to thank the donors of the many very, tasty items which will be disposed of during subsequent Friday nights.+During this month also the Committee made a special effort to contact every man overseas by Air Mail with a Canteen Order and a friendly note from his own Club. On the first mailing night of the month the Committee members despatched 22 Air Mail letters and 75 packages of magazines, books etc. a total of 97, while on the second mailing night 82 packages were posted, making a total of 179 mailings for the month. 
 + 
 +In last month'​s "​Sydney Bushwalker"​ there was an appeal for articles for raffling on Friday nights and this has met with a splendid response. The Committee would like to thank the donors of the many very, tasty items which will be disposed of during subsequent Friday nights. 
 In closing this report of "​doings"​ the Committee is pleased to state that it is still receiving letters of appreciation from the boys in the Forces. In closing this report of "​doings"​ the Committee is pleased to state that it is still receiving letters of appreciation from the boys in the Forces.
--10... + 
--THE VOICE OF -THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE SAYS +===== The Voice of the Social Committee says Coming Events of Importance ===== 
-COMING EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE + 
-1111111MO +  * July 18th (Friday) ​Dot English will entertain you with tales of her mountaineering experiences in New Zealand. 
-Dot English will entertain you with tales of her (Fiiday) ​mountaineering experiences in New Zealand. +  ​* ​July 22nd. (Tuesday) ​The Bushwalkers Federation Ball at Hordern BrosBallroom tickets ​7/6d. 
-July 22nd. (Tuesday) +  * August ​9/​10th. ​Sports Carnival at "​Sunnyside", North Richmond. No Entrance Fee. 
-- THE BUSHWALKERS FEDERATION BALL at HORDERN BRCSBALLROOM +  ​* ​August 15th. (Friday) Dorothy Helmrich ​will tell you of the fascination of Jave & Bali, Ancient and Modern. 
-TICKETS ​7/6d. +  * August 20th (Wednesday) ​Skating Party. At the Glaciarium. 
-AuTzst ​9/​10th. ​SPORTS CARNIVAL. AI "Sunnysiden, North Richmond.No Entrance Fee. +  * August 29th (Friday) Variety Night. Full of surprises. 
-August 15th. DorL(2.:​LhNHe ​will tell you of the fascination of, Jame  + 
-(Friday) ​Bali, Ancient and Modern. +About the Bushwalkers Federation Ball 
-iluaLlumia, ​Skating Party. At the Glaciarium. (Wednesday) + 
-August 2?th. Variety Night. Full of surprises. ​(Friday) + - as listed above - 
-ABOUT THE BUSHWALKERS FEDERATION BALL - as listed above.-+
 Could we have just one party of Sydney Bushwalkers at the Ball this year? If you wish to come singly, in pairs, or in any other sized group please let the Social Secretary know. But, of course, if you prefer to have your own smaller party that also can be easily arranged. Could we have just one party of Sydney Bushwalkers at the Ball this year? If you wish to come singly, in pairs, or in any other sized group please let the Social Secretary know. But, of course, if you prefer to have your own smaller party that also can be easily arranged.
-BALANCED DIET. + 
 +===== Balanced Diet ===== 
 By Stoddy Jnr. By Stoddy Jnr.
-, - + 
-Many a bushland campfire has flickered and and crackled ​wi:th Wayward' ​and 'knowing mirth while, "grave faces gathered in a ring", Bushwalkers,​ old and young, fat and thin, short and tall, have +Many a bushland campfire has flickered and and crackled ​with wayward ​and knowing mirth while, "grave faces gathered in a ring", Bushwalkers,​ old and young, fat and thin, short and tall, have argued, declaimed, ​denounced, and harangued on one poor threadbare subject, -- DietBreathes there a man without an opinion on Diet? Everyone is ready to add his or her jumbled, or concise gleanings to the mounting and unending hubbub ​till the firelight wanes in protest and the accustomed quietude of the bush conspires with night to make our voices small and inconsequential and one by one we retire from combat to acquiescent slumber.  
-argued, declaimed, ​denbunced, and harangued on oae poor threadbare" ​subject, -- DietBreathes there + 
-a man without an opinion on Diet? Everyone is ready to add his or her 'jumbled, or concise gleanings to the mounting and unending-'hubbub ​tin: the firelight wanes in protest and the accustomed quietude of the bush conspires with night' ​to make our voices small and inconsequential and one by one we retire from combat to acquiescent ​'slumber. ​- +But here in these pages is opportunity to make oneself heard, ​felt, and to generally slang the other fellow black and blue. HoorayNow here's what I say:- (Non-Meat-eaters gnash your teeth - if gnashable). 
-' ​But here these' ​pages'is opportunity to make oneself heard, ​feltt And to generally slang the other fellow ​-black and blue. HoorayNow here's what I + 
-say:- (Non-Meat-eaters-gnash your teeth - if gnashable). +A balanced Diet must impose the least burden ​on the body while supplying it with enough material in accurate ​proportions ​to meet its needs. To do this the materials must contain animal and vegetable proteins, carbohydrates,​ fats, water, salts and last but not least, our precious vitamins. -
-A balanced Diet mutt impose the least iiurden ​on the body while supplying it with enough material in accurate ​Proportions ​to meet its needs. To do this the materials must contain animal and vegetable proteins, carbohydrates,​ fats, water, salts and last but not least, our precious vitamins. -+
 I foresee some wise young professor of the future standing up and saying, "​Vitamins are the bunk: 'Cos why? Well, just take a look at all these batty foils filling their interiors with raw this and- raw that until they (the said interiors) grumble in natural wrath."​ I foresee some wise young professor of the future standing up and saying, "​Vitamins are the bunk: 'Cos why? Well, just take a look at all these batty foils filling their interiors with raw this and- raw that until they (the said interiors) grumble in natural wrath."​
 - "​With-the approach of civilization our ancestors didcovered fire and began to cook:. Naturally: Of course-. - "​With-the approach of civilization our ancestors didcovered fire and began to cook:. Naturally: Of course-.
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