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 Apparently all bushwalkers are perfectly satisfied with the way the officers and delegates are carrying out the work of the Federation. Each year the attendance at the Annual Conference gets worse. This year the only non-delegate who came along was Daphne Ball, Hon.Secretary of the C.M.W. The members of the Council were glad they had arranged for the Annual Conference to be held in the same room immediately after their meeting on Tuesday, 19th August. Thus there was no extra cost for rent, and delegates were not asked to give up an extra night to the Federation'​s work. New members may ask, "What work does the Federation actually do?" Apparently all bushwalkers are perfectly satisfied with the way the officers and delegates are carrying out the work of the Federation. Each year the attendance at the Annual Conference gets worse. This year the only non-delegate who came along was Daphne Ball, Hon.Secretary of the C.M.W. The members of the Council were glad they had arranged for the Annual Conference to be held in the same room immediately after their meeting on Tuesday, 19th August. Thus there was no extra cost for rent, and delegates were not asked to give up an extra night to the Federation'​s work. New members may ask, "What work does the Federation actually do?"
  
-The Annual Report for the-year ended 30th June, 1941, shows that it is still working for conservation,​ and recently tried to save St. Helena by applying for a special lease of the area. This was refused, but the Federation was granted a permissive occupancy instead, so the result is much the same. About this time last year it saved Garawarra from probably being absorbed into The National Park when the Garawarra Trust'​s funds became exhausted. The Federation'​s donation of £10 (( Ten Pounds ​)) enabled the Garawarra Park Trust to carry on its work until a Government grant was received. Camping fees and rents from permissive occupancies since received have put the Park Trust into a much better position this year.+The Annual Report for the-year ended 30th June, 1941, shows that it is still working for conservation,​ and recently tried to save St. Helena by applying for a special lease of the area. This was refused, but the Federation was granted a permissive occupancy instead, so the result is much the same. About this time last year it saved Garawarra from probably being absorbed into The National Park when the Garawarra Trust'​s funds became exhausted. The Federation'​s donation of £10 (( ten pounds ​)) enabled the Garawarra Park Trust to carry on its work until a Government grant was received. Camping fees and rents from permissive occupancies since received have put the Park Trust into a much better position this year.
  
 Through the Federation the trustees of Bouddi Natural Park and The Blue Gum Forest enlisted the help of members of the affiliated clubs in those working bees that proved so enjoyable. Through the Federation the trustees of Bouddi Natural Park and The Blue Gum Forest enlisted the help of members of the affiliated clubs in those working bees that proved so enjoyable.
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 Dot English proved to be a shining light and was successful in several events. Her style in the walking race was too much for the rest of the competitors. Dot English proved to be a shining light and was successful in several events. Her style in the walking race was too much for the rest of the competitors.
  
-To those who are not walkers in the athletic sense of the word there is a great deal of entertainment in watching a men's walking race. I think the competithrs ​would perhaps be very amazed if they could see just how peculiar their +To those who are not walkers in the athletic sense of the word there is a great deal of entertainment in watching a men's walking race. I think the competitors ​would perhaps be very amazed if they could see just how peculiar their gait is.
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 The three-legged race and orange race provided the usual fun.. This year a new plan was adopted for the orange race. They were simply placed in a heap and competitors had to dash up and down the field collecting one at a time from the pile. You can just imagine how the first few persons to reach the oranges first fared. The balance of the field more or less tumbled all over them, and I know I staggered away not knowing whether I was still intact or if a nose, eye, or ear had been left with the fruit! The three-legged race and orange race provided the usual fun.. This year a new plan was adopted for the orange race. They were simply placed in a heap and competitors had to dash up and down the field collecting one at a time from the pile. You can just imagine how the first few persons to reach the oranges first fared. The balance of the field more or less tumbled all over them, and I know I staggered away not knowing whether I was still intact or if a nose, eye, or ear had been left with the fruit!
  
-Next year I have decided to use more discretion in entering events. I find that jumping once every twelve months tends to upset the muscles unduly and the following ​ddy they protest vigorously. I was somewhat consoled to know that Dot (who entered for everything) was doubtful during the following week as to whether she was suffering from pneumonia or lumbago in view of the peculiar pains she experienced ​In her back.+Next year I have decided to use more discretion in entering events. I find that jumping once every twelve months tends to upset the muscles unduly and the following ​day they protest vigorously. I was somewhat consoled to know that Dot (who entered for everything) was doubtful during the following week as to whether she was suffering from pneumonia or lumbago in view of the peculiar pains she experienced ​in her back.
  
-The direction-finding contest was again popular. I was lazy - excuse a cold - and had a lot of amusement watching the serious figures - with Steady ​gait and expressions of intense concentration - striding around the paddocks.+The direction-finding contest was again popular. I was lazy - excuse a cold - and had a lot of amusement watching the serious figures - with steady ​gait and expressions of intense concentration - striding around the paddocks.
  
-Some of the prospective members showed a good deal of enthusiasm. Ken+Some of the prospective members showed a good deal of enthusiasm. Ken Joyce was outstanding,​ and Adrian Basser appeared to try very hard - but, alack, without much success. I noticed Joan Kilpatrick at one stage engaged in an apparently deep and scientific study of the teeth of a dead cow - the skeleton of which was in close proximity to the campfire site. Our members certainly have a variety of interests! Reggie produced a portable gramaphone, and I found I had no objection to music with my lunch. We also noticed his entrancing shorts.
  
-; Joyce was outstandingand Adrian Basser appeared ​to try very hard butalack,+Maurie Berry snooped around looking for suitable subjects to snap for the lads overseas. Poor soulin endeavouring ​to obtain a close-up in the hopskip and a jump contest, he was literally amothered (( [sic] )) in sand. Howeverall in a good cause!
  
-0 without much success. I noticed ​Joan Kilpatrick at one stage engaged in an apparently deep and scientific study of the teeth of a dead cow - the skeleton of which was in close proximity to the campfire site. Our members certainly have variety of interests: Reggie produced a portable gramaphone, and I found I had no objection to music with my lunch. We also noticed his entrancing shorts.+Bill Henley tells me that the crosscut saw we purchased was a great success. As usual Bill did yeoman service. I also noticed ​that one of our visitors, Darcy Frost, ​was a busy little man and proved most helpful, We hope he enjoyed himself, and feel that he did
  
-Maurie Berry snooped around looking for suitable subjects ​to snap for the lads overseas. Poor soul, in endeavouring ​to obtain a close-up in the hopskip and a jump contest, he was literally amothered in sandHowever, all in a good cause!+We are grateful ​to-the owners of "​Sunnyside" ​for making ​the property available ​to us, and hope that we may look forward to an equally enjoyable sports carnival next year.
  
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-Bill Henley tells me that the crosscut saw we purchased was a great success. As usual Bill did yeoman service. I also noticed that one of our visitors, Darcy Frost, was a busy little man and proved most helpful, We hope he enjoyed himself, j and feel that he did. +===== Club Gossip =====
  
-We are grateful ​to-the owners of "​Sunnyside"​ for making ​the property'​ available ​to us, and hope that we may look forward ​to an equally enjoyable sports carnival nest year.+This month the boy to get our congratuaations is Ossie BrownleeDid you meet his fiancee, Miss Violet Osborne, when he brought her to the Clubroom ​the other Friday night to meet the wild bushwalkers?​ She was quite unperturbed. Another night he was going to take her to meet the River Canoe Club Boys. Evidently the munitions works do give Ossie some time off occasionally for pleasure -- and he has made good use of it.
  
 +Another hardworking member who dropped into the Clubroom for a while one Friday recently was Jack Debert - looking extremely well, and very glad that his brief visit to Sydney on duty included a Friday.
  
 +From Jack we heard that Max O'​Halloran is also wearing the blue uniform now answers to "​Flight-Lieut."​ instead of "​Dr."​ and is busy examining recruits.
  
-CLUB GOSSIP.+Frank Freeguard is still busy mapping Australia, but he recently had to have a few days in town to get a new uniform and then he came in one Friday night looking very smart with two pips up; said when he returned from the wilds of the bush he discovered that he had been a lieutenant for over a month without knowing itIt was just too bad that the B.S.C.'​s first parcel of "​physical comforts"​ should have reached him during the short time he was at Strathfield! All properly sewn up in calico it was, too!
  
-This month the boy to get our congratuaations is Ossie Brownlee. Did you meet his fiancee, Miss Violet Osborne, when he brought her to the Clubroom the other Friday night to meet the wild bushwalkers?​ She was quite unperturbed. Another night he was going to take her to meet the River Canoe Club Boys. +In a letter of thanks to the B.S.C. ​ex-member ​Arthur Austin sent his regards to friends in the S.B.W. There are some still here, but he will probably find a lot of them on the other side. Arthur is with the Ack Acks.
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-Evidently the munitions works do give Ossie some time off occasionally for pleasure -- and he has made good use of it. +
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-Another hardworking member who dropped into the Clubroom for a while one +
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-Friday recently was Jack Debert looking. extremely we 1_, and very glad that his brief visit to Eydney on duty included a Friday. +
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-From Jack we heard that Max OfHalloran is also wearing the blue uniform now answers to "​FlightLieut.",​instead of "​Dr."​ and is busy examining recruits. +
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-Frank Freeguard is still busy mapping Australia, but he recently had to have a few days in town to get a new uniform and-then he came in one Friday night I looking very smart with two pips up; said when he returned from the wilds of the bush he discovered that he had been a lieutenant for over a month without knowing it. It was just too bad that the B.S.C.is first parcel of "​physical comforts"​ should have reached him during the short time he was at Strathfield;​ All properly sewn up in calico it was, too; +
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-In a letter of thanks to the B.S.C. ​exmember ​Arthur Austin sent his regards tofriends in the S,B,W. There are some still here, bIlt he will probablyfind ​a lot of them on the other side. Arthur is with the AckAcks.+
  
 In a letter to Rene Browne from Syria Morris Stephenson also wished to be remembered to old friends. Morrie is a lieutenant in the Survey Regiment. In a letter to Rene Browne from Syria Morris Stephenson also wished to be remembered to old friends. Morrie is a lieutenant in the Survey Regiment.
  
-Two other overseas letters that are floating sound the Club for anyone +Two other overseas letters that are floating sound the Club for anyone interested to read are from Evelyn Higinbotham from Suva and from Bob Savage from the Middle East.
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-interested to read are from Evelyn Higinbotham from Suva and from Bob Savage from the Middle East.+
  
-The boys seem to be getting all the publicity this month, but the girls are having some too, in the report on the Bushwalkerts ​Ball, which was held too late in July for us to include a description in the August issue.+The boys seem to be getting all the publicity this month, but the girls are having some too, in the report on the Bushwalker'​s ​Ball, which was held too late in July for us to include a description in the August issue.
  
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