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 ====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ====== ====== The Sydney Bushwalker. ======
  
-A monthly Bulletin of The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.+A monthly Bulletin of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.
  
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 |The Happy Man" - reprinted from "​Wayfaring"​| | 9| |The Happy Man" - reprinted from "​Wayfaring"​| | 9|
 |Bunions|"​Patient"​|10| |Bunions|"​Patient"​|10|
-|At Our Own Meetting| |11|+|At Our Own Meeting| |11|
 |Letters from the Lads - Nos. 12 and 13|Peter Allan and Horrie Salmon|13| |Letters from the Lads - Nos. 12 and 13|Peter Allan and Horrie Salmon|13|
 |Club Gossip| |16| |Club Gossip| |16|
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 In these critical days, when everything must be subordinated to the war effort, it is hopeless to try and interest Governments and Councils in new park proposals. Consequently the Movement has been obliged to restrict its recommendations to projects of the most urgent nature. In these critical days, when everything must be subordinated to the war effort, it is hopeless to try and interest Governments and Councils in new park proposals. Consequently the Movement has been obliged to restrict its recommendations to projects of the most urgent nature.
  
-In reply to representations from the Movement, the Premier, Mr. McKell, gave an assurance that the Government'​s plans for Sydney ​Hospitul ​do not contemplate any encroachment on the Sydney Domain, and the Minister for Agriculture,​ Mr. Dunne, stated that the "​C.U.S.A."​ Hut is to be removed as soon as the war ends.+In reply to representations from the Movement, the Premier, Mr. McKell, gave an assurance that the Government'​s plans for Sydney ​Hospital ​do not contemplate any encroachment on the Sydney Domain, and the Minister for Agriculture,​ Mr. Dunne, stated that the "​C.U.S.A."​ Hut is to be removed as soon as the war ends.
  
 The Minister for Lands, Mr. Tully, has established a very fine Children'​s Playground at Wentworth Park, Glebe - the result of agitation by this Movement in co-operation with the Citizen'​s Association of N.S.W. A further result of this agitation is a plan formulated by the Glebe Council for the provision of a chain of Playgrounds throughout The Glebe. Annandale Council is preparing a similar plan, in response to requests by a number of local residents, with full support and co-operation by this Movement. The outcome will probably be 10 or 12 Playgrounds in these congested suburbs. The Minister for Lands, Mr. Tully, has established a very fine Children'​s Playground at Wentworth Park, Glebe - the result of agitation by this Movement in co-operation with the Citizen'​s Association of N.S.W. A further result of this agitation is a plan formulated by the Glebe Council for the provision of a chain of Playgrounds throughout The Glebe. Annandale Council is preparing a similar plan, in response to requests by a number of local residents, with full support and co-operation by this Movement. The outcome will probably be 10 or 12 Playgrounds in these congested suburbs.
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 Mention was made of ex-Secretary Charlie Roberts having been wounded in Malaya. Conflicting reports left considerable doubt as to whether he has recovered and rejoined his unit before the fall of Singapore, or whether he was safely in hospital. It was resolved to write to Charlie a letter of sympathy, greetings and good wishes, in the hope that he had been evacuated to safety and so could receive it. Mention was made of ex-Secretary Charlie Roberts having been wounded in Malaya. Conflicting reports left considerable doubt as to whether he has recovered and rejoined his unit before the fall of Singapore, or whether he was safely in hospital. It was resolved to write to Charlie a letter of sympathy, greetings and good wishes, in the hope that he had been evacuated to safety and so could receive it.
  
-The Presidont ​reported that, in view af the growing seriousness of the international position the Federation officers felt that steps should be taken to see if the authorities could use bushwalkers as such. An informal meeting has been held at which possible avenues of service were discussed, and suggestions for training to improve bushcraft, etc. were made. Council endorsed this action, appointed the President convenor of a special committee of those interested, and instructed the committee to go ahead with training weekends and to arrange, if possible, with the authorities to utilise the services of bushwalkers in the event of an emergency.+The President ​reported that, in view of the growing seriousness of the international position the Federation officers felt that steps should be taken to see if the authorities could use bushwalkers as such. An informal meeting has been held at which possible avenues of service were discussed, and suggestions for training to improve bushcraft, etc. were made. Council endorsed this action, appointed the President convenor of a special committee of those interested, and instructed the committee to go ahead with training weekends and to arrange, if possible, with the authorities to utilise the services of bushwalkers in the event of an emergency.
  
 After the Council Meeting the newly appointed committee met and arrange for a series of weekend camps, details of which are given on a notice displayed on the board at Paddy'​s. After the Council Meeting the newly appointed committee met and arrange for a series of weekend camps, details of which are given on a notice displayed on the board at Paddy'​s.
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 Paddy is snowed under supplying demands for gear for A.R.P., N.E.S., V.D.C., W.A.N.S., V.A.D., W.V.N.S., R.A.A.F., A.I.F., R.A.N., A.M.F., R.M.C., A.W.A.S., etc. etc. AD LIB. Paddy is snowed under supplying demands for gear for A.R.P., N.E.S., V.D.C., W.A.N.S., V.A.D., W.V.N.S., R.A.A.F., A.I.F., R.A.N., A.M.F., R.M.C., A.W.A.S., etc. etc. AD LIB.
  
-First Aid Satchells, Packs, Haversacks, Kit Bags, Sleeeping ​Bags, Valises, Map Cases, Stretchers, Holdalls, Gadgets and bright ideas, all come and go.+First Aid Satchells, Packs, Haversacks, Kit Bags, Sleeping ​Bags, Valises, Map Cases, Stretchers, Holdalls, Gadgets and bright ideas, all come and go.
  
 Nevertheless,​ Paddy still has time to fix up his oldest alphabetical friends known as the Nevertheless,​ Paddy still has time to fix up his oldest alphabetical friends known as the
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 Leaving the train at a place called Methven, we camped beneath a canopy of trees in the showground, our equipment not boasting a tent, which showed extreme optimism on our part as we were to trek down the West Coast, the wettest place in New Zealand. The next day our route led through the Rakaia Gorge to Lake Coleridge, with a nor' wester head on the whole way. Never have I felt glad of a pack before but if it had not been for this usually much maligned article I would have been blown over the edge of the gorge. At this point the river divides, an island being in the middle of the two bridges and creating two funnels through which the wind tore in a terrifying manner. Finding a sheltered spot for lunch, we then went down to the river, its milky looking snow water rushing by in a raging torrent; seeing a quiet backwater, we decided to have a refreshing dip, which was rudely disturbed by Betty, who was paddling, giving an ear-piercing shriek and dragging her foot from the water with what appeared to be a fair sized eel attached to her toe. With renewed strength we now faced the steep zig-zag in the teeth of the nor' wester, struggling a few yards and then literally falling to our knees, and so to the top. Leaving the train at a place called Methven, we camped beneath a canopy of trees in the showground, our equipment not boasting a tent, which showed extreme optimism on our part as we were to trek down the West Coast, the wettest place in New Zealand. The next day our route led through the Rakaia Gorge to Lake Coleridge, with a nor' wester head on the whole way. Never have I felt glad of a pack before but if it had not been for this usually much maligned article I would have been blown over the edge of the gorge. At this point the river divides, an island being in the middle of the two bridges and creating two funnels through which the wind tore in a terrifying manner. Finding a sheltered spot for lunch, we then went down to the river, its milky looking snow water rushing by in a raging torrent; seeing a quiet backwater, we decided to have a refreshing dip, which was rudely disturbed by Betty, who was paddling, giving an ear-piercing shriek and dragging her foot from the water with what appeared to be a fair sized eel attached to her toe. With renewed strength we now faced the steep zig-zag in the teeth of the nor' wester, struggling a few yards and then literally falling to our knees, and so to the top.
  
-By five O'​clock we had had enough and decided to camp, the prospect not being very bright as to light a fire was out of the question and there was no habitation to be seen. Whilst we were contemplating the somevlhat ​bleak outlook, along came a Knight-errant in the shape of Mr. Cran, manager of Bayfield Station, and suggested we stay at one of his huts as he said the weather was going to become much worse!!! He not only provided us with a home complete with bunks, crockery, firewood, etc., but replenished the larder most lavishly, for which we were most thankful as we were marooned for three days with gales and rain, a heavy manthe of snow falling on all the surrounding hills and mountains, covering them almost to the foot.+By five O'​clock we had had enough and decided to camp, the prospect not being very bright as to light a fire was out of the question and there was no habitation to be seen. Whilst we were contemplating the somewhat ​bleak outlook, along came a Knight-errant in the shape of Mr. Cran, manager of Bayfield Station, and suggested we stay at one of his huts as he said the weather was going to become much worse!!! He not only provided us with a home complete with bunks, crockery, firewood, etc., but replenished the larder most lavishly, for which we were most thankful as we were marooned for three days with gales and rain, a heavy manthe of snow falling on all the surrounding hills and mountains, covering them almost to the foot.
  
 On leaving, Mr. Cran gave us introductions to other stations and helpful advice and instructions. The hospitality of the people of the South Island was the point that impressed me most, and Mr. Cran was the perfect embodiment of it. On leaving, Mr. Cran gave us introductions to other stations and helpful advice and instructions. The hospitality of the people of the South Island was the point that impressed me most, and Mr. Cran was the perfect embodiment of it.
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 The road from Grassmere Station to Greymouth passes through country which once experienced glaciation - probably over 100,000 years ago. The ice at this period is said to have been 2,500 ft. thick. There are many signs of ice action such as scratched and fluted rocks due to the scouring of stones, and the great deposit of loose rocks over which the road climbs from the upper Otira flat before descending into the gorge is generally attributed to moraine. As one traverses the gorge the grandeur of the scene beggars description. At the same time one must give man his due. Hats off to the railway tunnel which pierces the mountains for 5 miles, and to the construction of the power lines flung across great chasms with precipitous sides rising to over 2,000 ft., and lastly to the road, over which I would rather someone else did the driving! The road from Grassmere Station to Greymouth passes through country which once experienced glaciation - probably over 100,000 years ago. The ice at this period is said to have been 2,500 ft. thick. There are many signs of ice action such as scratched and fluted rocks due to the scouring of stones, and the great deposit of loose rocks over which the road climbs from the upper Otira flat before descending into the gorge is generally attributed to moraine. As one traverses the gorge the grandeur of the scene beggars description. At the same time one must give man his due. Hats off to the railway tunnel which pierces the mountains for 5 miles, and to the construction of the power lines flung across great chasms with precipitous sides rising to over 2,000 ft., and lastly to the road, over which I would rather someone else did the driving!
  
-From Otira we took the train for 16 miles and then walked through some glorious bush, which is also a bird sanctuary, to Lake Brunner, staying the night thcre, and then through Greenstone, which was once a large goldmining settlement - piles of stone being the only evidence now remaining of those days - to Kumara, where alluvial sluicing on a large scale is still carried on. A rather interesting landmark was a block of greenstone weighing about a ton. It's a wonder the boys of the village have not considerably reduced this!+From Otira we took the train for 16 miles and then walked through some glorious bush, which is also a bird sanctuary, to Lake Brunner, staying the night there, and then through Greenstone, which was once a large goldmining settlement - piles of stone being the only evidence now remaining of those days - to Kumara, where alluvial sluicing on a large scale is still carried on. A rather interesting landmark was a block of greenstone weighing about a ton. It's a wonder the boys of the village have not considerably reduced this!
  
 We were now well into Westland with its unsurpassed bush; once over the Pass on reaching the foot of the gorge the change in the bush is at once discernable. The Westland rain forest now holds sway; great stately pines tower into the air, the forest floor becomes covered with filmy ferns, and climbers and treeferns become more numerous. We were now well into Westland with its unsurpassed bush; once over the Pass on reaching the foot of the gorge the change in the bush is at once discernable. The Westland rain forest now holds sway; great stately pines tower into the air, the forest floor becomes covered with filmy ferns, and climbers and treeferns become more numerous.
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 I leave the rest to your imagination. My companions had a small piece of net, which I am afraid proved quite inadequate against the attacks. The mosquitoes, I am sure, were quite equal to brushing it aside. I leave the rest to your imagination. My companions had a small piece of net, which I am afraid proved quite inadequate against the attacks. The mosquitoes, I am sure, were quite equal to brushing it aside.
  
-Three very wan individuals arose at dawn and, with one accord, Said "What a night!"​ Having refreshed ourselves in the lake, we set forth for Ross, arriving in pouring rain. As we wanted to go on, we decided to see what my powers of persuasion would do, having found them very successful in obtaining milk on various occasions, so I duly approached the driver of a lorry. After a lot of humming and ha-ing, he consented to take two on his lorry and inveigled the ovner of a sheep truck to take me. My truck started about two hours after the lorry, the driver of which on his way back stopped to let me know where he had left the others, pithily remarking "Well, I've left them at the hotel, so you'll probably find them both full up."+Three very wan individuals arose at dawn and, with one accord, Said "What a night!"​ Having refreshed ourselves in the lake, we set forth for Ross, arriving in pouring rain. As we wanted to go on, we decided to see what my powers of persuasion would do, having found them very successful in obtaining milk on various occasions, so I duly approached the driver of a lorry. After a lot of humming and ha-ing, he consented to take two on his lorry and inveigled the owner of a sheep truck to take me. My truck started about two hours after the lorry, the driver of which on his way back stopped to let me know where he had left the others, pithily remarking "Well, I've left them at the hotel, so you'll probably find them both full up."
  
 The next day was fine and clear for the last stage to the Franz Josef Glacier and we joyously wended our way along the bush bordered road to Lake Mapourika, where we had a swim in the placid waters, enjoying to the full the lovely light and shadow and glorious reflections. Arriving at the Glacier, we were able to rent a hut for 7/6d a day; food was obtainable at the store owned by the Hotel and there was a bathhouse in the bush fed by hot mineral springs: what more could a walker desire? We spent several days exploring from here and then went down to the Fox Glacier, where we met Franz, one of the guides who was in charge of the Alpine School at Mt. Cook. He said he wouldn'​t have known me, and I am not surprised as when I left Mt. Cook I was somewhat the worse for wear - glasses patched with plaster in four places, a stone having descended upon me, my lips so badly swollen with sunburn I could hardly open my mouth, and various other discrepancies. The next day was fine and clear for the last stage to the Franz Josef Glacier and we joyously wended our way along the bush bordered road to Lake Mapourika, where we had a swim in the placid waters, enjoying to the full the lovely light and shadow and glorious reflections. Arriving at the Glacier, we were able to rent a hut for 7/6d a day; food was obtainable at the store owned by the Hotel and there was a bathhouse in the bush fed by hot mineral springs: what more could a walker desire? We spent several days exploring from here and then went down to the Fox Glacier, where we met Franz, one of the guides who was in charge of the Alpine School at Mt. Cook. He said he wouldn'​t have known me, and I am not surprised as when I left Mt. Cook I was somewhat the worse for wear - glasses patched with plaster in four places, a stone having descended upon me, my lips so badly swollen with sunburn I could hardly open my mouth, and various other discrepancies.
  
-The weather was very overcast so we did not see the Fox at its best, all the peaks being blotted out. I had had some ideas of climbing, but we decided to return as we did not want to be marooned by floods. On the return journey we were to pick up a train at Ross which connected with the Christchurch express but, alas, arriving there in pouring rain at night, we found the timetable had been altered and the train was not running, which meant we had to walk 20 miles to Hokitika that night! However, nothing daunted, after fortifying ourselves with a hot dinner at the hotel, we left at 8 p.m., hoping for the best. I shall draw a veil over the first 5 or 6 miles in pitch darkness and pouring torrents. At this stage the gods once more camne to our rescue in the shape of a large Buick car. The god driving the car turned out to be the owner of the timber mills, so I was being very guarded in regard to lifts on lorries. After a number of searching questions were put to us, things were becoming somewhat involved, so we made full confession. However, he proved to be a very magnaninous ​god and promised to overlook our delinquencies. As he was going right through to Greymouth, he suggested we come with him, promising to find us a nice quiet place to stay. On arriving at about 11 p.m. he pulled up at what looked to me like the best hotel in the place. Said I, "We can't go in there in this state, wet through and mud to our knees"​. Said he, "Of course you can with my moral support."​ So, with a wave of a wand more or less, tea and toast were provided, wet clothes whisked off to the drying room, and, after a hot bath, we were shown to most comfortable rooms and slept the sleep of the just.+The weather was very overcast so we did not see the Fox at its best, all the peaks being blotted out. I had had some ideas of climbing, but we decided to return as we did not want to be marooned by floods. On the return journey we were to pick up a train at Ross which connected with the Christchurch express but, alas, arriving there in pouring rain at night, we found the timetable had been altered and the train was not running, which meant we had to walk 20 miles to Hokitika that night! However, nothing daunted, after fortifying ourselves with a hot dinner at the hotel, we left at 8 p.m., hoping for the best. I shall draw a veil over the first 5 or 6 miles in pitch darkness and pouring torrents. At this stage the gods once more came to our rescue in the shape of a large Buick car. The god driving the car turned out to be the owner of the timber mills, so I was being very guarded in regard to lifts on lorries. After a number of searching questions were put to us, things were becoming somewhat involved, so we made full confession. However, he proved to be a very magnanimous ​god and promised to overlook our delinquencies. As he was going right through to Greymouth, he suggested we come with him, promising to find us a nice quiet place to stay. On arriving at about 11 p.m. he pulled up at what looked to me like the best hotel in the place. Said I, "We can't go in there in this state, wet through and mud to our knees"​. Said he, "Of course you can with my moral support."​ So, with a wave of a wand more or less, tea and toast were provided, wet clothes whisked off to the drying room, and, after a hot bath, we were shown to most comfortable rooms and slept the sleep of the just.
  
 Our last flutter was on waking the next morning to find my jodphurs and all toilet articles missing, together with all the train tickets and money of the party! Again all was well as, after a frantic rush to the telephone to make inquiries we found they were in the car, having come out when a strap of my pack was broken. So passed our last hectic moment! Our last flutter was on waking the next morning to find my jodphurs and all toilet articles missing, together with all the train tickets and money of the party! Again all was well as, after a frantic rush to the telephone to make inquiries we found they were in the car, having come out when a strap of my pack was broken. So passed our last hectic moment!
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 +===== Bunions. =====
  
-B U IT I 0 N S 
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 by "​Patient"​ by "​Patient"​
-:The tr0uble ​seems to have arisen from a boy who ate a whole chicken for + 
-lunc$; ​together with many other lesser things, and then got violently sick,so +The trouble ​seems to have arisen from a boy who ate a whole chicken for lunch, ​together with many other lesser things, and then got violently sick, so that he had to be carried from Jerusalem Bay up to Cowan Station. I was the only other one at the tail end of the party, and it fell to me to shoulder three packs up the hill as quickly as possible, so as to get someone else in the party to come back and help. 
-that he had to be carried from Jerusalem Bay up to Cowan Station. I was the + 
-only other one at the tail end Qf the party, and it fell t~ me to shoulder +Apparently the strain on my feet was too great. Walking home from the station they ached miserably ​and next week the bunions developed. 
-three packs up the hill asquickly ​.as possible, so as to 'get someone else in + 
-the party to come bo:ck o.nd help. +Of course, bunions may be caused in a number ​of ways - ill-fitting shoes, for instance - but among bushwalkers they are most likely to be caused by some extra and unusual strain on the feet when the owner of the feet has muscles and ligaments not overstrong. I shall not enter into a medical explanation,​ mainly because I am not qualified to do so, but after conferring with Dorothy English, who, as you know, earns her living by treating people'​s bones and muscles ​- and, incidentally, ​goes barefoot herself - I am offering ​this note of advice in the hope that it may save other people from the same mishap as myself. 
-Apparently the strain on my feet was too great. ​-Walking home from the + 
-station they ached mise.rably ​and next weekthe bunions developed. +Unless you are satisfied your feet and muscles ​are stronger than the average, do not set out on a strenuous bushwalk unless you either wear strong boots or shoes to support the feet, or, if you wear light shoes, wear also an elastic band round the ball of the foot and the instep ​for the same purpose. It is not necessary to take these precautions if the walk is to be merely a gentle stroll ​along footpaths, but, as the gentle stroll may easily turn strenuous if someone gets sick, it is well always to carry the elastic bands with you even if you do not wear them. (Editorial query - In the event of such an emergency would you stop to put them on?) 
-Of course, bunions may be caused in a n:​umber ​of ways -- ill-fitting shoes, + 
-for instance ​-- but among bushwalkers they are most likely to be caused by some +If, in spite of my advice, you deve1op ​this complaint and you desire a cure, you have no alternative but to face up to an operation. You will be told comfortably that it is only a local anaesthetic one, but if you want to know what torture really is, just have a local anaesthetic injected into your feet. It gives you a more vivid idea than all the descriptions in story books. 
-extra and unusual strain on the feet when tne owner of the feet has muscles and + 
-ligaments not overstrong. I shal~ ~ot enter into a medical explanation,​mainly +There follows a fortnight in bed, plus, I understand, some months before you are good for bushwalking again. Further, unless you are operated on by one of the very few competent orthopedic surgeons, the operation may well leave you a suffering cripple for the rest of your life, the same as if you had had nothing ​done
-because I am not qualified to do so, but after conferring.with Dorothy English, +
-who, as you know, earns her living by treating people'​s bones and mus<;:​les ​-and, +
-incidentally, ​gpes barefoot herself ​-- I am 9ffering ​this note of advice in +
-the hope that it may save other people from the s<::​.me ​mishap as myself. +
-Unless you are satisfied your feet and mus.cles ​are stronger than the +
-average, do not set out on a strenuous bushwalk unless you either wear strong +
-boots or shoes to support the feet, or, if you wear light shoes, wear also an +
-elastic band round the ball of the foot and the instep ​fQr the same purpose. +
-It is not necessary to take these precautions if the walk is to be merely a +
-gentle stroll ​slang footpaths, but, as the gentle stroll may easily turn strenuous +
-if someone gets sick, it is well always to carry the elastic bands with you +
-even if you do not wear them. (Editorial query - In the event of such an emergency +
-would you stop to put them on?) +
-If, in spite of ~y advice, you d~ve1op ​this complaint and you desire a +
-cure, you have no alternative but to face up to an operation. You will be. to~d +
-comfortably that it is only a local anaesthetic one, but if you want to know +
-what torture really is, just have'a local anaesthetic injected into your feet. +
-It gives you a more vivid idea than all the descriptions in story books. +
-There follows a fortnight in bed, plus, I underst~nd, some months before +
-you are good for bushwalking again. Further, unless you are operated on by one +
-of the very few competent orthopedic surgeons, the operation may well leave you +
-+
-a suffering cripple for the rest of your life, the same as if you had had nothing ​o+
-done.+
 I hope I have painted the picture sufficiently black! I hope I have painted the picture sufficiently black!
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-AT OUR .OWN MEETING +---- 
-New Members welcomed at the January meeting were Mary Stevenson, Betty + 
-Noble, Marie Urquhartand Les Harper. +===== At Our Own Meeting====== 
-Ira Butler has transferred to the }Ton-Active list as he has departed to + 
-Melbourne, and Joan Hocking and RUdi Lemberg have resigned. +New Members welcomed at the January meeting were Mary Stevenson, Betty Noble, Marie Urquhartand Les Harper. 
-From the report of the Bushwalkers'​ Services Committee we learned that a + 
-copy of "​Australia,​ my Country11 ​had l;>​een ​sent to each of the Boys on Service +Ira Butler has transferred to the Non-Active list as he has departed to Melbourne, and Joan Hocking and Rudi Lemberg have resigned. 
-and that two copies of "​Active Service" ​had· been received,one from Bill + 
-Burke and the _other ​from Don Wallace. A number·of ​members have already had the +From the report of the Bushwalkers'​ Services Committee we learned that a copy of "​Australia,​ my Country" ​had been sent to each of the Boys on Service and that two copies of "​Active Service" ​had been received, one from Bill Burke and the other from Don Wallace. A number of members have already had the pleasure of glancing through these books in the Club Room - but, really, the atmosphere ​there on Friday nights is not the best for the full enjoyment of a book and many can be expected to queue up to borrow "​Active Service"​ from the Club Library. 
-pleasure of glancing through these books in the Club Room - but, really, the + 
-atmosphere ​t~ere on Friday nights is not the best for the full enjoyment of a +Arising out of the Federation ​Reportsix members answered a call for volunteers to serve on the sub-committee to draw up a Federation Policy on track improvement,​ blazing etc. 
-book and manycan be expected to queue up to borrow "​Active Service"​ from the + 
-Club Library. +Dorothy Lawry announced that Playground ​Walks would start again in March and called ​for suggestions for routes and any extra volunteers as leaders. On March 22nd the children will be taken to National Park and the more helpers the merrier, and the more chance of the children getting valuable hints on bushwalking ​technique. 
-Arising out of the Federati9n ​Report;. six members answered a call for + 
-volunteers to serve on the sub-committee to draw up a Federation Policy on +When the meeting was asked, ​"​What ​is the opinion of this Club? Should the Federation hold a Ball this yearor not?" ​the answer was, emphatically, ​"NO!" However, it was suggested that if the Federation decided to arrange some small, informal tea dances for the special ​intercourse of members of all Clubs while raising funds for the Federation, these dances would have the support of a number of S.B.W's. 
-track improvement,​ blazing etc. + 
-Dorothy Lawry announced that Play ground ​Walks would start again in March +At the suggestion of "​Wiff" ​Knight the following resolution was passed:​- ​"​That ​this Club endorses the action of those residents of Bulli Shire who are petitioning Bulli Shire Council to resume for camping and public ​recreation ​portion of Era Estate as we feel the Council will be more likely ​to look after it better than a private ​owner". 
-and palled ​for suggestions for routes and any extra volunteers as leaders. + 
-On March 22nd the children.will be taken to National Park and the more helpers +Joan Savage told members the Royal Life Saving ​Society was anxious to teach as many civilians as possible the finer points ​of resuscitation work as there may be a lot of this to do in an emergency. Thirty members agreed to join a class to be formed and held on four successive Friday nights from 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. at the Club Room. Permission to use the Club Room was given by the meeting. 
-the merrier, and the more chance of the children getting valuable hints on + 
-bushwallelng ​technique. '+Charles Jones spoke of a book "Youth in Action"​ reporting the proceedings at a "Youth Parliament"​ held in Sydney ​last Easter ​and suggested the Club should affiliate with this movement. Considerable discussion ensued as most people knew nothing at all of the movement, and at 10 p.m. the meeting was adjourned for a month. By next meeting perhaps members will know enough about the Youth Parliament to make up their minds. 
-VJhen the meeting was asked, ​11What ​is the opinion of this Club? Should + 
-the Federation hold a Ball this yearor not?11 the answer was, emphatically,​ +----- 
-- 12 - + 
-HNO!" However, it was suggested that if the Federation decided to arrange +===== Dragon Flies===== 
-some small, informal tea dances for the sp.cial ​intercourse of members of all + 
-Clubs while raising funds for tLe Federation, these dances would have the +From "​Sunlit Trails"​ by Archer ​Russell. 
-support of a number of s.B.W 1s+ 
-At tho suggestion of 11Wiff11 ​Knight the following resolution was passed:- +.... Both in its larvae stage and in its life perfected the dragon fly is the inveterate enemy of the mosquito - one of the greatest of pests and the worst germ-carrier among insects - and as such is the friend ​of man. 
-11That ​this Club endorses the action of those residents of Bulli Shire who are + 
-petitioning Bulli Shire Councilto resume for camping and public ​.. re rca.tion +Next time you meet with the dragon fly pay special heed to the insect'​s eyes. Wondrous eyes are these. And what magnitude, too. Why, the head seems to be all eyes. Little wonder is it that the dragon fly is able to see all ways at once - above, below, to right, to left, in front, behind. And what power and speed of wing. Try, for instanceto follow its gliding movements as it hunts the air above the pools for food. Some movements you may see, but not all; no human eyes were ever made that could follow such astounding movement. In speed and power of wing, in all-round vision, and as an enemy of its fellow creaturesthe dragon fly is probably the foremost of the insect world. To man, or beast, however, it is wholly inoffensive,​ possessing neither sting, venom, nor desire to hurt. 
-portion of Era Estate as we feel ~he Council will be more likeiy ​to look after + 
-it better than a private ​O\'mer". +---- 
-Joan Savage told members the Royal Life Saying ​Society was anxious to + 
-teach as many civilians as possible the finer·points ​of resuscitation work as +===== Letters From The Lads. ===== 
-tl].ere ​may be a lot of.this to do in an ~mergency. Thirty members agreed to + 
-join a class to be formed and held on four successive Friday nights from +=== No.l2 from Peter Allan. ​==== 
-6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. at the Club Room. Permission to use the Club Room was + 
-given by the meeting. ​· +Aus. l5348 L.A.C. Allan, P.G. Royal Aust. Air ForceCare Records OfficeGloucester,​ 
-Charles Jones spoke of a bo:<​k ​"Youtl]. ​in Action"​ reporting the proceedings +England
-at a "Youth Parliament"​ held in Sydney ​l.ast Ea~;>​ter ​and suggested the Club +
-should affiliate with this movement. Considerable discussion ensued as most +
-people knew nothing at all of the movement,.and at 10 p.m. the meeting was +
-adjourned for a month. By next meeting perhaps members will know enough about +
-the Youth Parliament to make up their minds. +
-DHA.GON FLIES +
-From "​Sunlit Trails"​ by Archer ​J~usr:ell +
-•••• ​Both in its larvae stage and in its life perfected the dragon fly is the +
-inveterate enemy of the mosquito ​-- one of the greatest of pests and the worst +
-gerr.1-carrier among insects. -- and as such is the friend· .of man. +
-Next time yqu meet with the dragon fly pay special heed to the insect'​s +
-eyes. Wondrous eyes are these. And what magnitude, too. Why, the head seems +
-to be all eyes. Little wonder is it that the dragon fly is a':​lle ​to see +
-all ways at once -- above, below, to right, to left, in front, behind. And +
-what power and speed of wing. Try, for instanceto follow its gliding +
-movements as it hunts the "air abovethe pools for food. Some movements you +
-may see, but not all; no human eyes were ever made that could follow such +
-astounding movement. In speed and power of wing, in all-round vision,· and +
-as an enemy of its fellow creaturesthe dragon fly is probably the foremost +
-of the insect world. To man, or beast, however, it is wholly inoffensive,​ +
-possessing neither sting, venom, nor desire to hurt. +
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-LETTERS FROM THE L.'​i.DS::​_ _.; ;​.;​H.,;​..o..;​..;​s. 12 and 1~ • +
-No.l2 ..:. from Peter Allan. ​Lus.l5348 L.A.c. Allan, P.G. +
-Dear Dunk, +
-Tioyal ​Aust.Air Force +
-Care Records Office +
-Gloucester,​ +
-England,+
 12/12/41. 12/12/41.
-I received your cheery letter a few days ago. It is certainly full + 
-of news about the S.B.Vl. When one is so far away_it ​is great to receive +Dear Dunk, 
-such a letter. It is dated 14/9/41 and in it you mention sending a Christmas + 
-Parcel ​an~ some photos of the Sports Carnival. Both of them arrived three +I received your cheery letter a few days ago. It is certainly full of news about the S.B.W. When one is so far away it is great to receive such a letter. It is dated 14/9/41 and in it you mention sending a Christmas Parcel ​and some photos of the Sports Carnival. Both of them arrived three or four weeks ago. I have already written and thanked you for them and once again I do so. 
-or four weeks ago. I have already written and thanked you for them and once + 
-again I do so. +The letter came by air mail, and our experience is that airmail ​is very unsatisfactory. They take as long or longer than ordinary mailAnother thing, you always ​put the letter ​"​N" ​before ​my number, it should be "​AUS"​. So far nothing has gone astray but you never know. 
-The letter came by air mail, and our experience is that ~~~1 is very + 
-unsatisfactory. They take as long or longer than ordinary mailAnother thing, +Last week wrote and told you the August ​issue of the magazine had not arrived. I had hardly posted the letter ​when I received it. Our mail is all over the place, we never know when we shall get them. I have received July letters with September. 
-you alwo..ys ​put the letter ​11N11 before ​ny number, it should be 11il.US'​t.. So far + 
-nothing has gone astray but you never know. +Our weather is very changeable it is very seldom that we see the sun. It is cloudy ​most of the time with showers now and again. The place never gets a chance to dry up and as the middle of winter approaches the mud is getting worse. We had a snow storm last Monday but it only lasted ​half an hour but that was enough. Night flying was in progress and within 10 minutes two planes had crashed. The boys came into the hut covered in it. Incidentally ​it was the first snow I have seen. When it was all over I went outside and it was like stepping into a new world. We had about half an inch and the next day it was still on the ground at mid-day. If snow would last that long on the Blue Mountains ​most of us slaves would see a lot more of it. 
-Last wee~I wrote and told you the ~u;​ust ​issue of the magazine had not + 
-arrived. I had hardly posted the ~etter ​when I received it. Our mail is all +Today I am hut orderly and am filling in time writing ​and catching up with my letters. ​We have to tidy up the hut and sweep up and then the rest of the day is your own. Of course you can only leave the hut for meals. 
-over the place, we never know when we shall get them. I have received July + 
-letters with September. +Two other Australians and myself ​are going to Stratford tomorrow. It is our day off. Mainly we are going along to get some good meals. The food has been very bad on this station lately. There was fish for breakfast yesterday and we could smell it when fifty yards from the mess door. Aw, I could go on writing pages about the deficiencies of our mess, but I suppose I had better shut up. Shakespeare was born in Stratford but we have seen his place. We shall try and find out if there are other historic or interesting places in or around the town. 
-Our weather is very changeable it is very seldom that we see the ·sun. It + 
-is clQudy ​most of the time vath showers now and again. The place never gets a +We (the other Australians and myself) only go out on our days off and believe me news is hard to find. I am going to London on Sunday week and may have something ​interesting ​to let you know after our visit there. 
-chance to dry up and as the middle of winter approaches the mud is getting + 
-worse. We had a f?now storm last Monday but it only lasted ​haLf an hour but +Once again I would like to thank the Services ​Committee ​for what they have done. I can assure you I am very grateful. 
-that was enough. Night flying was in progress and within 10 minutes two +
-planes had crashed. The boys came into the hut covered in it. In~identally +
-it was the first snow I have seen. When ~t was all over I went outside and it +
-was like stepping into a new world. We had about half an inch ~nd the next +
-day it was still on the ground at mid-day. If snow would last that long on +
-the Blue Mountains ​~ost of us slaves would see a lot more of it. +
-Today I am hut orderly and am filling in time writing ​~d catching up +
-• with my letters. ​w~ have to tidy up the hut and sweep up and then the rest +
-of the day is your own. Of course you can only leave the hut for meals. +
-Two other Australians and oyself ​are going tq Stratford tomorrow. +
-It is our day off. Mainly we are going along to get some good meals. +
-The food has been very bad on this station lately. There was fish for +
-breakfast yesterday and we could smell i~ when fifty yards from the mess +
-door. Aw, I could go on writing pages about the deficiencies of our +
-mess, but I suppose I had better shut up. Shakespeare was born in Stratford +
-.;. 14 - +
-but we have seen his place. We shall try and find out if there are other +
-historic or interesting places in or around the town.· +
-VJe (the other Australians and uyself) only go out on ou.r days off +
-and believe me news is hard to find · Iam going to London on Sunday +
-week and may have something ​intcrGsting ​to let you know after our visit +
-there. +
-Once again I would like to thank the Services ​Committje ​for what they +
-havo done. I can assure you I am very grateful.+
 Remember me to the members of the S.B.W. Remember me to the members of the S.B.W.
-(Signed) ​PETER ALLfu~+ 
-• • * • • • • • • • • • • • ~ • • • +(Signed) ​Peter Allan
-No.l3- from Horrie Salmon. + 
-of the Trampers'​ Club. +==== No.l3 - from Horrie Salmon. ​==== 
-(Kno·wn ​to many a Bush Walker+ 
-(as 11The Trout"​. ) +Of the Trampers'​ Club. (Known to many a Bush Walker as "​The ​Trout"​.) 
-Dear Dune, + 
-L.~~. C. SALMON, H. +L.A.C. Salmon, H. Hut 45No.l B. & G. SchoolR.A.A.F. ​Evans Head, N.S.W. 
-Hut 45 + 
-No,l B. & G. School +7/2/42 
-R.A.A.F. + 
-EvaJlS ​Head, N .s. W. +Dear Dunc, 
-7/2/42/ + 
-Tonight'​s mail brought me 2 mailings from the Services Committee +Tonight'​s mail brought me 2 mailings from the Services Committee included in which was the little book by Barratt & so I felt that I must immediately sit me down and rattle off my thanks. 
-included in which was the little book by Barratt & so I felt that I must + 
-immediately sit me down and rattle off my thanks. +don't know whose bright idea it was to send the book but I imagine ​that it came from your fertile brain; anyhow wherever it came from, thanks a lot, I can assure you that it is very much appreciated. Needless to say I have not read it yet but look forward with much pleasure to the chance of doing so. Although this is not a thickly populated area, one does miss the tang of the bush. 
-·don't know whose bright idea it was to send the b<;>​ok ​but I imagine + 
-that·it ​came from your fertile brain; anyhow wherever it came from, thanks +I got quite a surprise yesterday when Geoff Hume (C.M.W.) arrived ​here. He did not stay long and I only had time to say Hewdey to him as I was flat out in the Library as this is my busiest time in the month. 
-a lot, I can assure you that it is very much appreciated. Needless to say + 
-I have not read it YE?t but look forward with much pleasure to the chance +It will please ​you to know that I am able to pass on the various mailings that I receive to other chaps. Somehow or other there always ​seems to be someone about who was a walker before the mad dog got loose in Europe and I have been really surprised to find the number of chaps that have roamed around the mountains and coast and really know it quite well although they have never joined up with the various clubs. I think that when this show is over we should make a really big drive to recruit them into the Federation. 
-of doing so. Although this is not a thickly populated area, one docs miss + 
-the tang of the bush. +The "​Wet" ​Season has set in here and we have had quite a bit of rain since the beginning of this weak, as a result ​the country is starting to look really well again; in fact as I returned from Sydney last Sunday the country north of Wauchope looked quite well and it is hard to realise that the North Coast had just had one of its worst droughts. ​I have hopes that the fishing will improve as a result of the rain and if so I will spend Sunday on the beach surfing and endeavouring to persuade the little fish that they are hungry enough to take my bait complete with hookIncidentally that is the most exciting way of spending one's weekends in this part of the World
-~ ~1!,,~ + 
-I got quite a surprise yesterday when Geoff Hume (C.M.W.) arrived +What is the news of Charles Roberts? I have not heard from him since before Xmas and needless ​to say I am wondering whether he is still safe after the withdrawal from Malaya. (Editor'​s note: Charlie was wounded in January; at present ​we do not know whether he was evacuated safely or not; possibly he may have rejoined his unit). 
-He did not stay long and I only had time to say Hewdey to him as I was + 
-flat out in the· .Library as this is my busiest time in the month. +And now Dune I think that this is all the news except that I was sorry to hear that the bushfires have been through ​the Glue Gum and I can only hope that the rain we are getting ​will extend to the mountains and that the Forest ​will soon rehabilitate ​itself. 
-hefe ~: + 
-It will please ​yor. to know that I an1 able to pass on the various +And so Cheerio, my regards to all good Bushwalkers (are there any bad ones?) best wishes to yourself and once again thanks a lot for the mailings. 
-mailings that I receive to other chaps. Somehow or other there alw~ys +
-seems to be someone about who was a walker before the mad dog got loose +
-in Europe and I have been really surprised to find the numb~r qf chaps +
-that have roamed around the mountains and coast and really know it quite +
-well although they have never joined up with the various clubs. I think +
-that when this show·is ​over we should make a really big driye to recruit +
-them into the Federation. +
-.:, +
-,· +
-- 15 - +
-The tWet• ​Season has set in here and we have had quite a bit of +
-rain since the beginning of this weak, asa resu,​lt ​the country is starting +
-to look really well again; in fact as I returned from Sydney last Sunday +
-the country north of Wauchope looked quite well and it is hard to realise +
-that theNorth Coast had just had one· of its worst drought ​I have hopes +
-that the fishing will improve as a result of the rain and if so I w:​f'​.ll +
-spend Sunday on the beach surfingand ​endeavouring to persuade the little +
-fish that they are hungry enough to take my bait complete with hookIncidentally +
-that is the most exciting way of spending one's weekends in this +
-part of the World, +
-What ·is the news of Charles Roberts? I have not heard from him since +
-before Xmas and needless ​t~ say I am wondering whether he is still safe after +
-the withdrawal from Malaya. (Editor'​s note: Charlie was wounded inJanuary; +
-at prese.nt ​we donot know whether he was evacuated safely or not; possibly +
-he may have rejoined his unit). +
-And :now Dune I think that this is all the neWs except that I was sorry +
-to hear that the bushfires havebeen ~hrough ​the Glue Gum and I can only +
-ho:pe that the rain we are get"​ting ​will extend to the mountains and that the +
-Foreet ​will soon rehabilitate ​itsel{+
-And so Cheerio, my regards to all good Bushwalkers (are there any +
-bad ones?) best wishes to yourself·and ​once again thanks a lot for the +
-mai.lings.+
 Yours as ever Yours as ever
 +
 (signed) Horrie, · (signed) Horrie, ·
-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + 
-I have need of the sky, +---- 
-·r have business with the grass; + 
-I will up and get· me away where the haiivk ​is wheeling +I have need of the sky,\\ 
-Lone and high, +have business with the grass;\\ 
-And the s+ow clouds go by. +I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling\\ 
-I will get me avm.y to the wa terJ;​i ​that glass +Lone and high,\\ 
-The clouds as they pass. +And the slow clouds go by.\\ 
-I will get me away to tho woods, +I will get me away to the waters ​that glass\\ 
---Ricjard ​Hovey, 1864~1900, +The clouds as they pass.\\ 
-·: +I will get me away to the woods
-+ 
-+Richard ​Hovey, 1864-1900. 
-' + 
-16.-- +---- 
-CLUB GOSSII: + 
-Recently a few club members had the pleasure of a.visit fran Thel. +===== Club Gossip. ===== 
-and Rastus Hellyer, and two..;.year-old ​daugl;​lter ​Rhondda. They are now + 
-living in Melbourne, andunfortunatelythey did not m.anage ​to get in +Recently a few club members had the pleasure of a visit from Thel. and Rastus Hellyer, and two-year-old ​daughter ​Rhondda. They are now living in Melbourne, andunfortunatelythey did not manage ​to get in to the Club Room during their brief visit. ​Better ​luck next time! 
-to the Club Rooo during their brief visit. ​Bett_er ​luck next ti:ce+ 
-Saw Betty (Bell) Gordon for a few minutes +Saw Betty (Bell) Gordon for a few minutes ​the other day. She is working day and night, and was hungry for Club news; hopes she __may__ manage ​to get along to Re-Union on the Sunday. ​A lot depends on whether ​Don has leave that week-end or not. 
-working day and night, and was hungry for Club + 
-tlanage ​to get along to Re-Union on the Sunday. +A recent week-end saw a large muster at a Field Week-end (about twenty members and two prospectives} - at Era. The same week-end a very small but select (of course) ​working ​party, led by the Rolfes, cleaned out some of the weeds from the swimming pool at "​Morella-karong". IF we have a week's rain beforehand - like we did one year - we could easily hold the Re-Union at "​Morella-karong"​. ​Otherwise, well, everyone has been looking for sites. The working party saw a good one about half-a-mile ​further down Heathcote Creek, complete ​with a real swimming hole! That's something for Frank Duncan and his Re-Union Committee to get their heads together about. You have noticed them recently at the Club Room, haven'​t you? They are always going into huddles in corners. 
-Don has leave that week-end or not. + 
-the other day, She is +After about nine months in Melbourne, Gladys Roberts has returned to Sydney, so don't be surprised if she is among the many bushwalkers who re-appear at the Annual ​Meeting on March 13th. 
-news; hopes she may + 
-A lot depends on whether +Have you decided ​what jobs you will accept nomination for? And whom you will nominate for the various ​positions? Have you obtained ​their consent to stand for election? Or are you going to leave the work on the shoulders of the same old group of willing horseswho realise the work must be done if the Club is to be carried ​on, and someone ​must do it? 
-A recent week-end saw a large muster at a Field Week-end (about + 
-twenty members and two prospectives} - at Era. The s,:​-:​.me ​week-enc;l a very +----
-small but select (of course) ​worl~ng ​party, led by the Rolfes, cleaned +
-out some of the weeds from the swimming pool at 11Morella-karong'~. IF we +
-have a weeks rain beforehand - like we did one year - we ·could ​easily +
-hold the Re-Union at "​Morella-karong" ​·otherwise, well, everyone has +
-been looking for sites. The working party s·aw a good one about half-amile +
-further down Heathcote Creek, complete ​vrith a real swimming hole! +
-That's something for Frank Duncan and his Re-Union Committee to .get their +
-heads together about. You have noticed them recently at the· Club Room, +
-haven'​t you? They are always going into huddles in corners. +
-After about nine months in Melbourne, Gladys Roberts has returned +
-to Sydney, so don't be surprised if she is among the many bushwalkers +
-who re-appear at the J .. nnual Meetingon March 13th. +
-Have you de.cidcd ​what jobs you will accept nomination for? And +
-whom ·you will nominate for the various ​pos:i.tions? Have you obtaimcd +
-their consent to stand for election? Or are you going to leave the work +
-on the shoulders of t.he same old group of willing horseswho realise +
-the work must be done if the Club is to be carrie.d ​on,and someone +
-oust do it? +
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