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 We all store away our impressions and memories in a series of photographic-slide-like mental pictures of the happenings we witness. When I went along to the Federation Reunion on Nov.1/2nd on the banks of the Nepean River, I added quite a few happy "​slides"​ to my collection - may I "​show"​ you some of my latest pictures"?​ We all store away our impressions and memories in a series of photographic-slide-like mental pictures of the happenings we witness. When I went along to the Federation Reunion on Nov.1/2nd on the banks of the Nepean River, I added quite a few happy "​slides"​ to my collection - may I "​show"​ you some of my latest pictures"?​
--- Scores of cheery, chattering Walkers, each with a bulging rucksack, trying to squeeze into a ramshackle bus at Penrith Station, so as to avoid walking to the campspot on Fitzgeralds Creek. +  * Scores of cheery, chattering Walkers, each with a bulging rucksack, trying to squeeze into a ramshackle bus at Penrith Station, so as to avoid walking to the campspot on Fitzgeralds Creek. 
--- Paddy and others tying odd parcels and paraphenalia ​to the outside of said bus with pieces of string. +  ​* ​Paddy and others tying odd parcels and paraphernalia ​to the outside of said bus with pieces of string. 
--- The lass who succeeded in securing a front seat in the bus htving ​to clutch to herbosom ​the "body in the bag", - the "​special export quality"​ carcase of mutton, which was to become the much advertised and anticipated "​Barbecue Supper"​. +  ​* ​The lass who succeeded in securing a front seat in the bus having ​to clutch to her bosom the "body in the bag", - the "​special export quality"​ carcase of mutton, which was to become the much advertised and anticipated "​Barbecue Supper"​. 
--- The camp during two glorious sunny days and under the calm serenity of the full moon that was Nature'​s floodlight for the campfire festivities. +  ​* ​The camp during two glorious sunny days and under the calm serenity of the full moon that was Nature'​s floodlight for the campfire festivities. 
--- Many little tents under the casuarinas, with the smoke of cooking fires curling lazily into the purple dusk. +  ​* ​Many little tents under the casuarinas, with the smoke of cooking fires curling lazily into the purple dusk. 
--- Members of the various clubs enjoying gay and happy camerderie ​and the exchange of ideas and opinions about all those things dear to bush walking hearts; but with time to stop, think and chat about absent friends - especially those overseas. +  ​* ​Members of the various clubs enjoying gay and happy cameraderie ​and the exchange of ideas and opinions about all those things dear to bush walking hearts; but with time to stop, think and chat about absent friends - especially those overseas. 
--- Folks coming, singly and in groups, to the "​Official"​ tent to sign the "Log Book". About 182 signatures were recorded by members of affiliated clubs, non-members and visitors. +  ​* ​Folks coming, singly and in groups, to the "​Official"​ tent to sign the "Log Book". About 182 signatures were recorded by members of affiliated clubs, non-members and visitors. 
--- Vice President Dorothy Lawry (in the unavoidable absence, through illness, of President Oliver Wyndham) officiating at the Fire Lighting Ceremony, and the representatives of each affiliated club coming forward, in turn, and lighting their Club Torch from the blazing Federation Torch she held. +  ​* ​Vice President Dorothy Lawry (in the unavoidable absence, through illness, of President Oliver Wyndham) officiating at the Fire Lighting Ceremony, and the representatives of each affiliated club coming forward, in turn, and lighting their Club Torch from the blazing Federation Torch she held. 
---How the great Camp Fire leapt into life when the lighted Club Torches were thrust into the prepared kindling among the large logs. +Nov.1/2nd on the banks of the Nepean River, I added quite a few happy "​slides"​ to my collection ​may I "​show"​ you some of my latest pictures"?​ 
--- Everyone enjoying the gay laughter and singing - community and solo - melodious harmonicas; the radio thriller",​ complete with "​commercial advertising"​ 0 that told us all about "​Ramsbottom'​s Remarkable Rat Traps" and the virtuous heroine 4 who, when the villian ​threatened to turn her parents into the snow,​exclaimed,​ "Snow, snow, a thousand times, snow!" - The ballet of Bathing Beaux and Belles of the Gay '​Nineties. - The shadow show, by means of the headlights of an old car and a sheet, that put before us all the horrors of a 'major operation'​ and the various weird and wonderful '​innards"'​ that the '​surgeons'​ removed from the wretched +  * How the great Camp Fire leapt into life when the lighted Club Torches were thrust into the prepared kindling among the large logs. 
-victim. +  ​* ​Everyone enjoying the gay laughter and singing - community and solo - melodious harmonicas; the radio thriller",​ complete with "​commercial advertising"​ 0 that told us all about "​Ramsbottom'​s Remarkable Rat Traps" and the virtuous heroine 4 who, when the villain ​threatened to turn her parents into the snow,​exclaimed,​ "Snow, snow, a thousand times, snow!" - The ballet of Bathing Beaux and Belles of the Gay '​Nineties. - The shadow show, by means of the headlights of an old car and a sheet, that put before us all the horrors of a 'major operation'​ and the various weird and wonderful '​innards"'​ that the '​surgeons'​ removed from the wretched victim. 
--- Specially the slow solemn procession of cooks and butcher bearing the Barbecue Supper, done to a turn and emanating very tempting odours. The munching +  ​* ​Specially the slow solemn procession of cooks and butcher bearing the Barbecue Supper, done to a turn and emanating very tempting odours. The munching of mutton and appreciative licking of greasing fingers. 
-of mutton and appreciative licking of greasing fingers. +  ​* ​Large interested audiences watching the Rock Climbing demonstrations,​some urging the others to try their luck and risk their necks and reputations on the various dangling ropes. 
--- Large interested audiences watching the Rock Climbing demonstrations,​some urging the others to try their luck and risk their necks and reputations on the +  ​* ​Comic capers in and out of canoes, by capable and incapable canoeists. 
-various dangling ropes. +  ​* ​The popularity of the swimming pool. Lounging groups chatting lazily under the shade of green trees. 
--- Comic capers in and out of canoes, by capable and incapable canoeists. +  ​* ​A 'mud fight' between the boys of rival clubs. How they were plastered from head to foot with black clinging mud. The innocent ​onlookers who also received a share of the badly aimed and misdirected '​ammunition'​. Peels of laughter as the combatants in this unique fight plunged into the river to wash away all traces of their "good clean fun"​. 
--- The popularity of the swimming pool. Lounging groups chatting lazily under the shade of green trees. +  ​* ​The long shadows ​stealing ​across the camp as the little tents one by One were folded away, packs shouldered and folks turning homeward, some to walk in the cool evening to the train, others, once more, to emulate the sardine and pile into the old motor bus for a ride to the station. ​ 
--- A 'mud fight' between the boys of rival clubs. How they were plastered from head to foot with black clinging mud. The innocant ​onlookers who also received a share of the badly aimed and misdirected '​ammunition'​. Peels of laughter as the combatants in this unique fight plunged into the river to wash away all traces of their "good clean fun"​. +
--- The long shadows ​stealihg ​across the camp as the little tents one by One were folded away, packs shouldered and folks turning homeward, some to walk in the cool evening to the train, others, once more, to emulate the sardine and pile into the old motor bus for a ride to the station. ​+
 That is the end of the series of "​Reunion Pictures":​ now added to my memory album as a memento of yet another glorious weekend spent in the out-of- doors in the company of many kindred spirits. That is the end of the series of "​Reunion Pictures":​ now added to my memory album as a memento of yet another glorious weekend spent in the out-of- doors in the company of many kindred spirits.
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 Please mention this magazine when you purchase goods from our advertisers Please mention this magazine when you purchase goods from our advertisers
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-Fifteen days left+ 
 +**Fifteen days left** 
 Only 15 shopping days to Christmas. Only 15 shopping days to Christmas.
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 Use them well. Overhaul your gear; make a list of repairs and see Paddy pronto. Use them well. Overhaul your gear; make a list of repairs and see Paddy pronto.
 +
 Early shopping will help you by securing quicker service and save Paddy (and Oliver and the girls) a few headaches. Early shopping will help you by securing quicker service and save Paddy (and Oliver and the girls) a few headaches.
-PADDY PALLIN, + 
-Camp Gear for Walkers 327 Cieorge ​Street SYDNEY.+PADDY PALLIN,\\ 
 +Camp Gear for Walkers\\ 
 +327 George ​Street SYDNEY.\\
 Tel. B3101. Tel. B3101.
  
-===== AT OUR OWN MEETING ​=====+===== At Our Own Meeting ​=====
    
 +At the November meeting there were no new members welcomed, but there were new Room Stewards appointed. When the usual call for volunteers was made there was a pause, and then a rush, so now we have four Room Stewards - Arnie Barrett, Roley Cotter, Brian Harvey, and Jo. Newland, to list them alphabetically.
  
-At the November meeting there were no new members welcomed, but there were new Room Stewards appointed. When the usual call for volunteers was made there was a pause, and then a rush, so now we have four Room Stewards --Arnie Barrett, Roley Cotter, Brian Harvey, and Jo.Newland,​to list them alphabetically. 
 In connection with arrangements for the Field Week-end on the 15th and 16th November, it was reported that the launch service between Cronulla and Bundeena has been curtailed owing to petrol rationing, and there is now no In connection with arrangements for the Field Week-end on the 15th and 16th November, it was reported that the launch service between Cronulla and Bundeena has been curtailed owing to petrol rationing, and there is now no
-ferry between 2 p m. and about 3.20 p m. on Saturdays. The best trains to catch leave StoTames ​at about 12.40 p m. on Saturdays or about 8.45 a m. on Sundays.+ferry between 2 p m. and about 3.20 p m. on Saturdays. The best trains to catch leave St James at about 12.40 p m. on Saturdays or about 8.45 a m. on Sundays. 
 Another change to be noted, this time by Era-ites, is that the 8.35 a m. on Sundays to Lilyvale has been moved forward five minutes and now leaves at 8.30 a m. Another change to be noted, this time by Era-ites, is that the 8.35 a m. on Sundays to Lilyvale has been moved forward five minutes and now leaves at 8.30 a m.
-"​Business as usual" is Rene Browne'​s motto so the usual S.B.W.Christmas Treat for kiddies from Surry Hills will be held on Sunday, 21st Decei4ber. Rene is aaking for plenty ofhelpers that day, and is also collecting contributions towards the cost of food, fares, and toys for the Christmas Tree. 
  
-Once again Johnny Manson'​s pitons on Carlon'​s Head were discussed. Are they quite safe and "a good thing" as opening up a new route, or are they too difficult and dangerous for most people. The consensus of opinion was that the route, though awkward in one place, can be used by bushwalkers,​ but should not be known to tourists and, for their safety, the notices on the Clear Hill Track and the Black Dog Track which indicate the turn off to "​Manson'​s Ladders"​should be removed. It was resolved to ask the Federation to write to Johnny Manson +"​Business as usual" is Rene Browne'​s motto so the usual S.B.W. Christmas Treat for kiddies from Surry Hills will be held on Sunday, 21st Decei4ber. Rene is asking for plenty of helpers that day, and is also collecting contributions towards the cost of food, fares, and toys for the Christmas Tree. 
-and request him to remove the notices, since he erected them, and if he does not comply with the request, the Federation to get them removed.+ 
 +Once again Johnny Manson'​s pitons on Carlon'​s Head [Carlon Head] were discussed. Are they quite safe and "a good thing" as opening up a new route, or are they too difficult and dangerous for most people. The consensus of opinion was that the route, though awkward in one place, can be used by bushwalkers,​ but should not be known to tourists and, for their safety, the notices on the Clear Hill Track and the Black Dog Track which indicate the turn off to "​Manson'​s Ladders" ​[Mansons Ladders] ​should be removed. It was resolved to ask the Federation to write to Johnny Manson and request him to remove the notices, since he erected them, and if he does not comply with the request, the Federation to get them removed.
  
 Following on this discussion, the meeting resolved to suggest to the Federation the desirability of its going into the matter of forming a definite policy regarding tracks and the marking of tracks, its draft policy to be submitted to the clubs for approval; after the adoption of a policy in this regard, all clubs to co-operate and control their members in this direction. Upon adoption, the policy regarding tracks and the marking of tracks should be well publicised amongst all bushwalkers. Following on this discussion, the meeting resolved to suggest to the Federation the desirability of its going into the matter of forming a definite policy regarding tracks and the marking of tracks, its draft policy to be submitted to the clubs for approval; after the adoption of a policy in this regard, all clubs to co-operate and control their members in this direction. Upon adoption, the policy regarding tracks and the marking of tracks should be well publicised amongst all bushwalkers.
  
 All enthusiasts who are thinking of making any "​improvements"​ anywhere should note that this resolution of the SBW in no way lessens all bushwalkers'​ appreciation of the thought and work of such enthusiasts,​ but only seeks to get general agreement on what is desirable and necessary so that the best results can be obtained from the efforts expended. All enthusiasts who are thinking of making any "​improvements"​ anywhere should note that this resolution of the SBW in no way lessens all bushwalkers'​ appreciation of the thought and work of such enthusiasts,​ but only seeks to get general agreement on what is desirable and necessary so that the best results can be obtained from the efforts expended.
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 The Editor'​s calendar told us this one -- The Editor'​s calendar told us this one --
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 "​It'​s easy to show hands and carry resolutions,​ but better to show shirt sleeves and carry them out." "​It'​s easy to show hands and carry resolutions,​ but better to show shirt sleeves and carry them out."
  
-===== LETTERS FROM THE LADS -- No.9 ===== +===== Letters from the Lads - No.9 =====
  
 From Tom Moppett. From Tom Moppett.
  
  
-The Editor approached Jean Moppettwith !That news of Tom, and can we have something from his letters for the magazine?"​ Here are a few extracts from the 102 pages sent over from Canada and ports on the way. +he Editor approached Jean Moppett with "​What ​news of Tom, and can we have something from his letters for the magazine?"​ Here are a few extracts from the 102 pages sent over from Canada and ports on the way. 
-"Well, although I am not the perfect sailor, by exercising care have managed fairly comfortably ..Am not sure yet if I like ships. Will be able to say by end of voyage, but there is that ship smell. It is certainly far inferior to a good campsite on the Kowmung..... + 
-...Have just left Auckland....The country round Auckland was all low hills, many of a pea%y shape; there were some sandy beaches, but near Auckland rocky cliffs fronted the water suggesting England'​s famous cliffs, but they were not white. The afternoon was spent wandering about the city which is not very big .. like Brisbane. That evening we went to a dance in our honour arranged by a women'​s organisation,​ it was quite pleasant ---- Tuesday we went on a bus tour to Rotorua.... We stopped at Hamilton and were surprised at the size of it bigger than a N.S.W. country town. The Waikato River flows through the town, is N.Z.'s biggest river, about 100 miles long, +"Well, although I am not the perfect sailor, by exercising care have managed fairly comfortably ​... Am not sure yet if I like ships. Will be able to say by end of voyage, but there is that ship smell. It is certainly far inferior to a good campsite on the Kowmung..... 
-wide and deep and swift be excellent for canoeing - that is, down it... + 
-....Rotorua was interesting but that was all .. the whole place is pervaded +"...Have just left Auckland....The country round Auckland was all low hills, many of a peaky shape; there were some sandy beaches, but near Auckland rocky cliffs fronted the water suggesting England'​s famous cliffs, but they were not white. The afternoon was spent wandering about the city which is not very big ... like Brisbane. That evening we went to a dance in our honour arranged by a women'​s organisation,​ it was quite pleasant ---- Tuesday we went on a bus tour to Rotorua.... We stopped at Hamilton and were surprised at the size of it bigger than a N.S.W. country town. The Waikato River flows through the town, is N.Z.'s biggest river, about 100 miles long, wide and deep and swift ... be excellent for canoeing - that is, down it...  ....Rotorua was interesting but that was all .. the whole place is pervaded by a smell of sulphur which would take quite a bit of getting used to ... we first smelt it at least 10 miles away. 
-by a smell of sulphur which would take quite a bit of getting used to we + 
-first smelt it at least 10 miles away. +"​... ​Left Suva yesterday afternoon, 18/8/41, having arrived very early the previous morning. The tropical uniforms are a great idea. I don't like this muggy heat at all, but at least my clothes don't irk me.... Can't say I think much of Suva .. there does not seem much for a visitor to do or see, we even found it most difficult to get a feed... When I came up the next morning I was quite surprised to see the size of Suva, because there had been so few lights during the night, not that Suva is big. After breakfast we went for a march, about miles, finishing up outside the Bank N.S.W. and Bank N.Z. where we got El worth Fiji currency (worth 17/6). Then there was a rush for the pubs - but horror - it was Sunday and they were all tight shut .... 
-Left Suva yesterday afternoon, 18/8/41, having arrived very early the previous morning. The tropical uniforms are a great idea. I don't like this mtggy heat at all, but at least my clothes don't irk me.... Can't say I think much of Suva . there does not seem much for a visitor to do or see, we even found it most difficult to get a feed... When I came up the next morning I was quite surprised to see the size of Suva, because there had been so few lights during the night, not that Suva is big. After breakfast we went for a march, about miles, finishing up outside the Bank N.S.W. and Bank N.Z. where we got El worth Fiji currency (.:​forth ​17/6). Then there was a rush for the pubs - but horror - it was Sunday and they were all tight shut + 
-"...We joined a party going to a native Fiji village about ten miles away...The Fijians appear good tempered, pleasant people, quite good blokes in fact. They sang and danced for us and gave us Kava, the local drink, in cups made of half cocoanuts. It is most unpleasant - looks and tastes like muddy water - but leaves a clean taste in the mouth....The dancing was merely shuffling about in time to the music. Four of us were honoured by being asked to partner the women during a couple of the dances. With two dancing it is still a shuffling step of a few inches, the partners standing side by side, with arms round waists. Our partners had dressed in their best for the occasion, one in blue cotton with white flowers, and one in delicate pink. I thought I made rather a good job of the dancing, in fact even improved it with the addition of a spin. It was a most interesting visit....+"...We joined a party going to a native Fiji village about ten miles away...The Fijians appear good tempered, pleasant people, quite good blokes in fact. They sang and danced for us and gave us Kava, the local drink, in cups made of half coconuts. It is most unpleasant - looks and tastes like muddy water - but leaves a clean taste in the mouth....The dancing was merely shuffling about in time to the music. Four of us were honoured by being asked to partner the women during a couple of the dances. With two dancing it is still a shuffling step of a few inches, the partners standing side by side, with arms round waists. Our partners had dressed in their best for the occasion, one in blue cotton with white flowers, and one in delicate pink. I thought I made rather a good job of the dancing, in fact even improved it with the addition of a spin. It was a most interesting visit.... 
 This goes as far as page 31, so the rest will have to keep till some other time. This goes as far as page 31, so the rest will have to keep till some other time.
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-.THE VOICE OF THE SriCIAL COMMITTEE ​SAYS + 
-ATTENTI,0 N PLEASE+===== The Voice of the Social Committee ===== 
 +SAYS 
 + 
 +**ATTENTION ​PLEASE!** 
  ​December 16th 6.30 p m, CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY  ​December 16th 6.30 p m, CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY
  ​(Tuesday) - _ (see below). ​  ​(Tuesday) - _ (see below). ​
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 February 4th (Wednesday) February 4th (Wednesday)
 7.30 P.m, MOONLIGHT LAUNCH TRIP to BALMORAL -- swimming and or dancing and supper. 7.30 P.m, MOONLIGHT LAUNCH TRIP to BALMORAL -- swimming and or dancing and supper.
 +
 MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY: MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY:
-We are pleased to announfe ​that the Christmas Party arrangements are going ahead apace! + 
-Dinner Music and severalitems ​of entertainment have nowbeen added to the list of attractions. ​+We are pleased to announce ​that the Christmas Party arrangements are going ahead apace! 
 + 
 +Dinner Music and several items of entertainment have now been added to the list of attractions. ​ 
 BUT PLEASE! ONE SPECIAL APPEAL , NO, TWO! BUT PLEASE! ONE SPECIAL APPEAL , NO, TWO!
-1. Will you not dome without letting the Social Secretary know?+ 
 +I. Will you not come without letting the Social Secretary know?
 - (As there would then be no food for you!) - (As there would then be no food for you!)
-If your name is on the list and you find you cant come, will you also let the Social Secretary know? (Or youlll ​get aApill ​for 3 - for your dinner)+II. If your name is on the list and you find you can'​t ​come, will you also let the Social Secretary know? (Or you'​ll ​get a bill for 3/- for your dinner) 
 WE THANK YOU. WE THANK YOU.
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