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 EDITORIAL EDITORIAL
-For four years I have been calling for contributions to this magazine and reminding you all that unless you kept your editor supplied with articles, reports, verse, etc., there could he no magazine. Now I am laying down the Editorial Pen and taking up the Presidential Bone, so this is my final opportunity of again thanking all those members who responded so freely and re- + 
-peatedly ​to the call for contributions. They made my work a pleasure, and they made the magazine. I sincerely hope they will have many more inspirations and continue to assist the new Editor to make "The SydneyBushwalker"​ an ever more popular paper. +For four years I have been calling for contributions to this magazine and reminding you all that unless you kept your editor supplied with articles, reports, verse, etc., there could he no magazine. Now I am laying down the Editorial Pen and taking up the Presidential Bone, so this is my final opportunity of again thanking all those members who responded so freely and repeatedly ​to the call for contributions. They made my work a pleasure, and they made the magazine. I sincerely hope they will have many more inspirations and continue to assist the new Editor to make "The Sydney Bushwalker"​ an ever more popular paper. 
-In "Club Gossip"​ we announce the forthcoming marriage of our Business Manager and Production Staff (Jean West) to Brian Harvey, the previous holder of those important and laborious jobs. What the magazine and the dlub owe to + 
-those two, particularly to Briant ​cannot be told, though some indication is +In "Club Gossip"​ we announce the forthcoming marriage of our Business Manager and Production Staff (Jean West) to Brian Harvey, the previous holder of those important and laborious jobs. What the magazine and the club owe to those two, particularly to Brian cannot be told, though some indication is given by the fact that the work is to be split up in future. We wish them both every happiness, and hope that it will not be too long before they are able to return to Sydney to live. 
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-given by the fact that the work is to be split up in future. We wish them both +The new Business Manager and his Production Staff have certainly been set a very high standard. If they and the new Editor co-operate as well as the old publication committee used to they will be a very happy family. They will all be appointed by the new General Committee at its first meeting and, whoever they are, they have the very best wishes of their retiring comrades. May their work prove as great a pleasure to them as mine has been to me. DOROTHY LAWRY. 
-evtry happiness, and hone that it will not be too long before they are able to return to Sydney to live. + 
-The new Business Manager and his Production Staff have certainly been set a very high standard. If they and the new Editor co-operate as well as the old publication committee used tot they will be a very happy family. They will all be appointed by the new General Committee at its first meeting and, whoever they are, they have the very best wishes of their retiring comrades. May their work prove as great a pleasure to them as mine has been to me. DOROTHY LAWRY. + 
-CHALLENGE OF THE ROPE. +CHALLENGE OF THE ROPE. by E. Garrad. 
-by E. Garrad.+
 It was a mountain train, and the carriage of the type with irregular seats and low divisions. We sat at the end of the carriage facing the central corridor, and it was obvious that our small party was creating a lot of interest. It was a mountain train, and the carriage of the type with irregular seats and low divisions. We sat at the end of the carriage facing the central corridor, and it was obvious that our small party was creating a lot of interest.
 I amused myself by thinking dispassionately of how we must appear to our fellow passengers. Both my companions were somewhat disreputably dressed - although quite unconscious of the fact and, to their way of thinking, suitably clothed - and they had each in their own way made themselves entirely at home. The lad on my left sat with a book of poems in one hand and a meat pie in the other. As I glanced at him I found something rather amusing in the solemn air I amused myself by thinking dispassionately of how we must appear to our fellow passengers. Both my companions were somewhat disreputably dressed - although quite unconscious of the fact and, to their way of thinking, suitably clothed - and they had each in their own way made themselves entirely at home. The lad on my left sat with a book of poems in one hand and a meat pie in the other. As I glanced at him I found something rather amusing in the solemn air
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 - Mary Gilmore. - Mary Gilmore.
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 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE B. S. C. I CONGRATULATIONS TO THE B. S. C. I
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 The Bushwalkers'​ Services Committee was one year old at the end of January: That it is a lusty infant was shown by its First Annual Report, which was presented to the S.B.W. at its 14th Annual Meeting by Maurie Berry, the Convenor of the Committee. The Bushwalkers'​ Services Committee was one year old at the end of January: That it is a lusty infant was shown by its First Annual Report, which was presented to the S.B.W. at its 14th Annual Meeting by Maurie Berry, the Convenor of the Committee.
 The "​B.S.C."​ acts for and is supported by (and composed of representatives of) most of the clubs affiliated with the N.S.W. Federation of Bush Walking Clubs. Its energetic members have met regularly at Paddy'​s little room each first and third Wednesday throughout the year, and have despatched over 3000 photos, 1500 packets and parcels and 69 letters to the members of the various clubs who are on service and whose duties prevent them from enjoying the usual benefits of club membership. Of these, 23 were in Australia and 41 abroad. (The River Canoe Club and the Campfire Club have their own comforts funds and have not given the,names and addresses of their members to the B.S.C. for bush- walking literature, photos, etc). The "​B.S.C."​ acts for and is supported by (and composed of representatives of) most of the clubs affiliated with the N.S.W. Federation of Bush Walking Clubs. Its energetic members have met regularly at Paddy'​s little room each first and third Wednesday throughout the year, and have despatched over 3000 photos, 1500 packets and parcels and 69 letters to the members of the various clubs who are on service and whose duties prevent them from enjoying the usual benefits of club membership. Of these, 23 were in Australia and 41 abroad. (The River Canoe Club and the Campfire Club have their own comforts funds and have not given the,names and addresses of their members to the B.S.C. for bush- walking literature, photos, etc).
 The accounts submitted gave the number of photos and club magazines despatched, and in addition many hundreds of other magazines, books, etc, have been sent away. No wonder the members of the B.,c).C. are always asking for donations of tushwalkitg photos, magazines, etc., thoqgh, of course, their main cry is for the noLles and correct addresses of all club members in the NavylArmy, or Air Force, or Merchant Marine. The Women'​s Auxiliaries of the three Services are now also included on the mailing list. If you can sup dy any further names or addresses, or changes of address, the B.S.C. wants them. The accounts submitted gave the number of photos and club magazines despatched, and in addition many hundreds of other magazines, books, etc, have been sent away. No wonder the members of the B.,c).C. are always asking for donations of tushwalkitg photos, magazines, etc., thoqgh, of course, their main cry is for the noLles and correct addresses of all club members in the NavylArmy, or Air Force, or Merchant Marine. The Women'​s Auxiliaries of the three Services are now also included on the mailing list. If you can sup dy any further names or addresses, or changes of address, the B.S.C. wants them.
 Each week the mail brings the B.S.C. several letters of thanks and appreciation from the Lads, and "The Sydney Bush Walker"​ takes this opportunity of conveying to the hardworking members of the Committee the deep gratitude of all their fellow bushwalkers. The B.S.C. has done, and is doing, a splendid job. Each week the mail brings the B.S.C. several letters of thanks and appreciation from the Lads, and "The Sydney Bush Walker"​ takes this opportunity of conveying to the hardworking members of the Committee the deep gratitude of all their fellow bushwalkers. The B.S.C. has done, and is doing, a splendid job.
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 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING
-Friday, the 13th March, 1942, is an historical date for the S.B.W. for that was when the first woman President was elected by the Club. It was noteworthy also that only one Past-President was absent when Dorothy Lawry became a pros- + 
-pective ​member of the "Past Presidents'​ Union"​. Our first President, Flight- +Friday, the 13th March, 1942, is an historical date for the S.B.W. for that was when the first woman President was elected by the Club. It was noteworthy also that only one Past-President was absent when Dorothy Lawry became a prospective ​member of the "Past Presidents'​ Union"​. Our first President, Flight- 
-Lieut.Jack Debert, had been moved to Sydney just a fortnight before the Annual +Lieut.Jack Debert, had been moved to Sydney just a fortnight before the Annual Meeting. ​ 
-Meeting. Frank Duncan, as Organiser of the Re-Union, was present to tell us where it would be held. Liout-Colonel Harold Chardon was home on leave for a day or two and no managed to get along to the meeting. The oho absentee, was our next President - Cliff Ritson, who resigned from the Club some years ago. Tom Herbert, arriving late, caused a stir as he completed the roll. + 
-Wal Roots, now back from Brisbane permanently,​ was well to the fore all evening. Maurie Berry was there to present the excellent Annual Report of the Bush- walkers'​ Services Committee; and Richard Croker also had a front seat, +Frank Duncan, as Organiser of the Re-Union, was present to tell us where it would be held. Lt-Colonel Harold Chardon was home on leave for a day or two and managed to get along to the meeting. The oho absentee, was our next President - Cliff Ritson, who resigned from the Club some years ago. Tom Herbert, arriving late, caused a stir as he completed the roll. Wal Roots, now back from Brisbane permanently,​ was well to the fore all evening. Maurie Berry was there to present the excellent Annual Report of the Bush- walkers'​ Services Committee; and Richard Croker also had a front seat, 
-Another old member we were pleased to seu was Joe Turner, down from +Another old member we were pleased to see was Joe Turner, down from Armidale on holidays. -Yes, of course, ho had timed them very carefully'​-sgo that he could attend the S.B.W.ts Annual Meeting and Re-Union.
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-Armidale on holidays. -Yes, of bourse, ho had timed them very carefully'​-sgo that he could attend the S.B.W.ts Annual Meeting and Re-Union.+
 This 4nnual Meeting is also notable because at it the Club _created anew office - tilat of "​Honorary Mpmbership Secretary"​ - and elected a very capable member to fill it. This 4nnual Meeting is also notable because at it the Club _created anew office - tilat of "​Honorary Mpmbership Secretary"​ - and elected a very capable member to fill it.
 Here is a full list of Office bearers and Committee, etc., for 1942/43:- Here is a full list of Office bearers and Committee, etc., for 1942/43:-
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 For yet another year the Entrance Fee and Annual Subscription remain un- For yet another year the Entrance Fee and Annual Subscription remain un-
 changed at 2/6d. and 10/- respectively. The meeting also decided not to change Section 4 of the Constitution,​ so Alan Hardy'​s motion was lost. changed at 2/6d. and 10/- respectively. The meeting also decided not to change Section 4 of the Constitution,​ so Alan Hardy'​s motion was lost.
-It was announCed ​that, as it will be impossible to buy any more Badges while the war lasts, the Committee had decided that the stock on hand will be kept for new members and lost badges cannot be replaced.+ 
 +It was announced ​that, as it will be impossible to buy any more Badges while the war lasts, the Committee had decided that the stock on hand will be kept for new members and lost badges cannot be replaced. 
 Only one new member was welcomed at this meeting - Miss Rita Stanford, The Mandelberg Cup was presented to Beverley Druce and Allan Wyborn. Only one new member was welcomed at this meeting - Miss Rita Stanford, The Mandelberg Cup was presented to Beverley Druce and Allan Wyborn.
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 Members were pleased to hear that Bill Henley has been appointed as Honorary Ranger. Members were pleased to hear that Bill Henley has been appointed as Honorary Ranger.
-Thr(i)e ​members volunteered and were elected Room Stewards for the ensuing two months, they were Alex. Colley, Doreen Harris (Tuggie) and Marie (Fifi)+ 
 +Three members volunteered and were elected Room Stewards for the ensuing two months, they were Alex. Colley, Doreen Harris (Tuggie) and Marie (Fifi)
 Kinsella. Kinsella.
 The meeting closed at 10.30 p m. The meeting closed at 10.30 p m.
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 POTATOES AND IDIX. POTATOES AND IDIX.
 Wm. WM...  Wm. WM... 
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 Also early in March, to the Whiddons - ex-prospective -(nee Herring) and ex-member Frank - a son and much rejoicing everywhere. Also early in March, to the Whiddons - ex-prospective -(nee Herring) and ex-member Frank - a son and much rejoicing everywhere.
 En a enaIents En a enaIents
-Two of the best,. Jean West and Brian Harvey, ​recenrIty ​announced their engagement, and are planning to be married on Anzac Day.+Two of the best,. Jean West and Brian Harvey, ​recently ​announced their engagement, and are planning to be married on Anzac Day.
 Joan Atthill and John Hunter have also announced their engagement - no date fixed yet for the wedding - but are they thrilled:. Joan Atthill and John Hunter have also announced their engagement - no date fixed yet for the wedding - but are they thrilled:.
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 Jim McGrath of Queensland. Ada delayed her departure from Sydney for several days so she could attend the Re-Union and bid farewell to a large number of her S.B.W. friends. Jim McGrath of Queensland. Ada delayed her departure from Sydney for several days so she could attend the Re-Union and bid farewell to a large number of her S.B.W. friends.
 We wish them all - all the best. We wish them all - all the best.
-Another member who has gone Interstate, though only temporarily,​ we hope, + 
-is Dot English. This time she has departed for a year or sot to a job in Melbourne. Really it would not surprise us to hear before long that the S..B.W, had developed a "​Melbourne Branch"​.+Another member who has gone Interstate, though only temporarily,​ we hope, is Dot English. This time she has departed for a year or so to a job in Melbourne. Really it would not surprise us to hear before long that the S.B.W, had developed a "​Melbourne Branch"​. 
 Reading down the list of members attached to the Annual Report, how many names were there of members unknown to you? Probably one such was -"​Ethel Powell"​. She has not had time to do much walking for some years now but has not missed an "​Annual Meeting"​ for ten years; She was sitting in the front row this year, along near the stage. Reading down the list of members attached to the Annual Report, how many names were there of members unknown to you? Probably one such was -"​Ethel Powell"​. She has not had time to do much walking for some years now but has not missed an "​Annual Meeting"​ for ten years; She was sitting in the front row this year, along near the stage.
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 Another old member who was at the Annual Meeting, and the Re-Union on the Sunday, was Ken Matthews. He also does little walking these days - because he spends his spare time riding a pushbike all round the countryside. "Cosy Kenny" is becoming a real tough guy. Another old member who was at the Annual Meeting, and the Re-Union on the Sunday, was Ken Matthews. He also does little walking these days - because he spends his spare time riding a pushbike all round the countryside. "Cosy Kenny" is becoming a real tough guy.
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 BRUN  BRUN 
 by "​Ubi"​. by "​Ubi"​.
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 we were doomed to be disappointed in this respect, but no, they had all migrated by one - a half-grown fellow we found in a burrow and hauled out for a closer inspection. It would have been nice to have seen the penguin battalions marching, but after such a magnificent trip, varied with so many "​-ologies",​ dared we complain? we were doomed to be disappointed in this respect, but no, they had all migrated by one - a half-grown fellow we found in a burrow and hauled out for a closer inspection. It would have been nice to have seen the penguin battalions marching, but after such a magnificent trip, varied with so many "​-ologies",​ dared we complain?
-THE VOICE OF THE SOCIAL + 
-COMMITTEE+ 
-SAYS +THE VOICE OF THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE SAYS 
-P L E4.11 S E II 0 T E+Pease Note 
 DR. IAN HOGBIN of Sydney University will lecture on the adventures of DR. IAN HOGBIN of Sydney University will lecture on the adventures of
 "An AnthropoloElAt in the Pacific"​ "An AnthropoloElAt in the Pacific"​
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 RE-UNION 1942.  RE-UNION 1942. 
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 The Drought Gods strode through the land panting with hot breaths and dried up all the waterholes and creeks. The re-Union Committee also strode, panting, through the bush searching in vain for a suitable spot to hold the 1942 Re-Union. The precious water became scarcer and more scarce, the Committee looked at many sites and wore disappointed. They inspected our own "​Morella-Karong"​ but found that, though the area had recovered well from the disastrous fire of two years ago, once again the shortage of water made this an impossible choice. The Drought Gods strode through the land panting with hot breaths and dried up all the waterholes and creeks. The re-Union Committee also strode, panting, through the bush searching in vain for a suitable spot to hold the 1942 Re-Union. The precious water became scarcer and more scarce, the Committee looked at many sites and wore disappointed. They inspected our own "​Morella-Karong"​ but found that, though the area had recovered well from the disastrous fire of two years ago, once again the shortage of water made this an impossible choice.
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 Time galloped on - the appointed hour was drawing near and still no spot selected - the members, old and new, were beginning to ask, '​There"?​ The Drought Gods laughed and continued to dry up more and more waterholes. The Re-Union Committee became very worried. ,Then, one day, some members found a pool - a deep pool - that, try as they would, the Drought Gods could not reduce to any great extent. There was also a fine camp spot nearby. The members liked what they saw and straightway told the good news to the Re-Union Committee. "The pool is deep enough for swimming",​ they said. The Committee was delighted and went off to inspect the place, and found it good. Thus it was that the Re-Union of 1942 came to be held on Heathcote Crock about half-amile below Myuna Creek. Time galloped on - the appointed hour was drawing near and still no spot selected - the members, old and new, were beginning to ask, '​There"?​ The Drought Gods laughed and continued to dry up more and more waterholes. The Re-Union Committee became very worried. ,Then, one day, some members found a pool - a deep pool - that, try as they would, the Drought Gods could not reduce to any great extent. There was also a fine camp spot nearby. The members liked what they saw and straightway told the good news to the Re-Union Committee. "The pool is deep enough for swimming",​ they said. The Committee was delighted and went off to inspect the place, and found it good. Thus it was that the Re-Union of 1942 came to be held on Heathcote Crock about half-amile below Myuna Creek.
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 Beautiful weather helped to make the affair the grand success it was voted by all the eighty odd members present. From early Saturday morning till late Saturday night they came along to join in the fun and receive their cute gumleaf name tags from the indefatigable "​Dunk"​. Sunday saw additional "​re-une-ers"​ joining the happy groups gossiping by the little tents dotted among the trees. Beautiful weather helped to make the affair the grand success it was voted by all the eighty odd members present. From early Saturday morning till late Saturday night they came along to join in the fun and receive their cute gumleaf name tags from the indefatigable "​Dunk"​. Sunday saw additional "​re-une-ers"​ joining the happy groups gossiping by the little tents dotted among the trees.
 A real old time reunion spirit graced this year's event, marred only by regrets that some members were absent through force of circumstance. A real old time reunion spirit graced this year's event, marred only by regrets that some members were absent through force of circumstance.
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 The camp-fire was considerably smaller than usual owing to certain regulations,​ etc., but the items given in the light of its lesser flames were just the same old campfire frolics and much enjoyed. "​Tug:​siels 'love potion'​ that got out of control; Ray Bean's advice about "What to do in an Air Raid" as recommended by the N.E.S.; and the treatment meted out to victims by the 'Worst Aid" Squad were all good fun, Wal Roots, Frank Duncan, Edgar Yardley and others combined to make things go with a "​zoom"​. The camp-fire was considerably smaller than usual owing to certain regulations,​ etc., but the items given in the light of its lesser flames were just the same old campfire frolics and much enjoyed. "​Tug:​siels 'love potion'​ that got out of control; Ray Bean's advice about "What to do in an Air Raid" as recommended by the N.E.S.; and the treatment meted out to victims by the 'Worst Aid" Squad were all good fun, Wal Roots, Frank Duncan, Edgar Yardley and others combined to make things go with a "​zoom"​.
 The singing of Peter Page and Joyce Dummer helped the evening to pass very pleasantly. "​Tarro",​ complete with flute, played a great part in the general success of the camp fire. The singing of Peter Page and Joyce Dummer helped the evening to pass very pleasantly. "​Tarro",​ complete with flute, played a great part in the general success of the camp fire.
 This year there was something entirely new to be witnessed, when the "Bone of Office"​ and the Club Symbols were handed to Dorothy Lawry and so the Club's first woman President was initiated. This year there was something entirely new to be witnessed, when the "Bone of Office"​ and the Club Symbols were handed to Dorothy Lawry and so the Club's first woman President was initiated.
 After supper the folks began to move bedward and finally about twenty people were left singing softly around the embers. The last of the revellers went to bed at 3.30 a m, and silence settled over the peaceful camp. After supper the folks began to move bedward and finally about twenty people were left singing softly around the embers. The last of the revellers went to bed at 3.30 a m, and silence settled over the peaceful camp.
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 Sunday saw fun and games in the swimming pool and endless chatter as old friends greeted each other and i!re-Un-od"​ in traditional style. Sunday saw fun and games in the swimming pool and endless chatter as old friends greeted each other and i!re-Un-od"​ in traditional style.
 The Damper Competition was not as strongly contested this year as in the past, but the entries were of a high standard and "​Bonnie"​ Rolfe scored the first prize, for the second time, with a super Epecimen. The Damper Competition was not as strongly contested this year as in the past, but the entries were of a high standard and "​Bonnie"​ Rolfe scored the first prize, for the second time, with a super Epecimen.
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 GOODMAN BROS., 20 Hunter Street, City. GOODMAN BROS., 20 Hunter Street, City.
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 LETTERS FROM THE LADS - No914  LETTERS FROM THE LADS - No914 
 From:- Major R.W. Savage, From:- Major R.W. Savage,
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 12th March, 1942. 12th March, 1942.
 Dear Walkers, Dear Walkers,
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 This is answering two letters from the Sydney Bush Walkers and one from the Rover Ramblers. It is being written from somewhere in Australian waters with a borrowed typewriter having only a red ribbon so whoever gets the carbon copy will be lucky because the red ribbon is lousy. This is answering two letters from the Sydney Bush Walkers and one from the Rover Ramblers. It is being written from somewhere in Australian waters with a borrowed typewriter having only a red ribbon so whoever gets the carbon copy will be lucky because the red ribbon is lousy.
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 On the ship with me is Don Wallace from the Mountain Trails Club, a wireless officer with Corps Signals and Lieut.Crosby also from Signals. He is the lad who owns Crosby'​s house on Barrington Tops. Crosby is a fine chap with a good opinion of the organised walking clubs. He is an English chap whose people have held land on the Tops since 1910 but mostly at the Tomalla end of the Range. On the ship with me is Don Wallace from the Mountain Trails Club, a wireless officer with Corps Signals and Lieut.Crosby also from Signals. He is the lad who owns Crosby'​s house on Barrington Tops. Crosby is a fine chap with a good opinion of the organised walking clubs. He is an English chap whose people have held land on the Tops since 1910 but mostly at the Tomalla end of the Range.
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 The S.B.W. letters are dated 26 November and 14th January and the Rover Ramblers letter was dated 16th February. The S.B.W. letters are dated 26 November and 14th January and the Rover Ramblers letter was dated 16th February.
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 We do not expect any leave because there seems to be a job ready for us to do but should the "​powers that be" send me to the vicinity of Sydney on a Friday night, I will be seeing you all. We do not expect any leave because there seems to be a job ready for us to do but should the "​powers that be" send me to the vicinity of Sydney on a Friday night, I will be seeing you all.
 The main news of interest to walkers was the adoption by the A.I.F. of a metal framed rucksack for ski troops. It took some doing but I had a three pocket model constructed in Beyrouth using Army Web braces for shoulder straps and the Army Web Belt as a -Tummy"​ band. This enabled ammunition pouches and compass pockets to be hung in front of the Rucksack like the "​Shebas"​ that Paddy used to make. It helped to balance the'​load and saved the Ski Trooper from carrying anything except his rucksack and rifle. In order to get the rucksack adopted I loaded it up to about forty pounds and got various senior officers to carry it around. We had two Paddy made rucksacks at the School which were brought by Instructors but the local product carried just as well. Just before I left I got permission to have made in the Lebanon a number of Eiderdown Sleeping Bags on the Paddy model and some experimental tents but left before this could be done. The main news of interest to walkers was the adoption by the A.I.F. of a metal framed rucksack for ski troops. It took some doing but I had a three pocket model constructed in Beyrouth using Army Web braces for shoulder straps and the Army Web Belt as a -Tummy"​ band. This enabled ammunition pouches and compass pockets to be hung in front of the Rucksack like the "​Shebas"​ that Paddy used to make. It helped to balance the'​load and saved the Ski Trooper from carrying anything except his rucksack and rifle. In order to get the rucksack adopted I loaded it up to about forty pounds and got various senior officers to carry it around. We had two Paddy made rucksacks at the School which were brought by Instructors but the local product carried just as well. Just before I left I got permission to have made in the Lebanon a number of Eiderdown Sleeping Bags on the Paddy model and some experimental tents but left before this could be done.
 The opinion is held by dyed-in-the-wool walkers that the Army should adopt the metal framed rucksack hut they forget that a soldier seldom carries his pack except when moving from camp to camp, going on leave ad so on. Usually it is carried on a truck and in action the soldier only carrieS his haversack on his back, the pack being dumped and sent up as required. We all know what a nuisance the metal frame of a rucksack can be in a vehicle and so I think that the Army is quite right in not using a metal framed rucksack for the ordinary soldier. The opinion is held by dyed-in-the-wool walkers that the Army should adopt the metal framed rucksack hut they forget that a soldier seldom carries his pack except when moving from camp to camp, going on leave ad so on. Usually it is carried on a truck and in action the soldier only carrieS his haversack on his back, the pack being dumped and sent up as required. We all know what a nuisance the metal frame of a rucksack can be in a vehicle and so I think that the Army is quite right in not using a metal framed rucksack for the ordinary soldier.
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 With Ski Troops however we had to face the problem of patrols carrying arms, food, ammunition and sleeping equipment for about five days and there of course the frame was essential. My personal opinion is that the Army should adopt a frameless rucksack which would carry better than the present pack and as an eroeriment I have had a frameless rucksack made from a tsuare pack with a haversack cut in halves and each half sewn onto the side of the rucksack to make pockets. So far it is very successful. Another thing I did was to purchase locally in Beyrouth three metal framed rucksacks without outside pockets for use by despatch riders who sometimes did runs of two hundred and fifty miles with heavy loads of despatches. These also were successful. With Ski Troops however we had to face the problem of patrols carrying arms, food, ammunition and sleeping equipment for about five days and there of course the frame was essential. My personal opinion is that the Army should adopt a frameless rucksack which would carry better than the present pack and as an eroeriment I have had a frameless rucksack made from a tsuare pack with a haversack cut in halves and each half sewn onto the side of the rucksack to make pockets. So far it is very successful. Another thing I did was to purchase locally in Beyrouth three metal framed rucksacks without outside pockets for use by despatch riders who sometimes did runs of two hundred and fifty miles with heavy loads of despatches. These also were successful.
 '​Regards to everyone, '​Regards to everyone,
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 P.S. David Kernohan is on the ship. P.S. David Kernohan is on the ship.
 Emp Emp
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 FEDERATION NOTES FEDERATION NOTES
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 Last month the Minister for Lands received a deputation from the Federation, which was supported by the Parks & Playgrounds Movement and The Schools Branch of the Australian Forest League. The deputation was arranged by the Conservation Bureau, introduced by Mr.Joseph Jackson, M.L.A. and filled with Last month the Minister for Lands received a deputation from the Federation, which was supported by the Parks & Playgrounds Movement and The Schools Branch of the Australian Forest League. The deputation was arranged by the Conservation Bureau, introduced by Mr.Joseph Jackson, M.L.A. and filled with
 hope by the sympathetic hearing granted by the Minister. If the hopes of the hope by the sympathetic hearing granted by the Minister. If the hopes of the
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 Word has been received that the Garawarra Park Trust will be happy to co-operate with anyone willing to do any re-afforestation in the Park. Hopes. are held out that the National Par lc Trust may be willing to provide seedlings from its nursery, and the whole matter is being followed up by the Federation. In the meantime, we have had rain 44#​41'​d So, what about it? Any Ideas? Word has been received that the Garawarra Park Trust will be happy to co-operate with anyone willing to do any re-afforestation in the Park. Hopes. are held out that the National Par lc Trust may be willing to provide seedlings from its nursery, and the whole matter is being followed up by the Federation. In the meantime, we have had rain 44#​41'​d So, what about it? Any Ideas?
 A bright one came to light at the Federation meeting after a report had been received that a Boy Scout had been caught in the act of cutting down a tree at Cheltenham and had been spoken to. The suggestion is being passed on to that Scout'​s Troop, and to Headquarters,​ that all such offenders should be called upon to plant another tree at the scene of the crime. In this instance Marie Byles has offered to lend the necessary tools. A bright one came to light at the Federation meeting after a report had been received that a Boy Scout had been caught in the act of cutting down a tree at Cheltenham and had been spoken to. The suggestion is being passed on to that Scout'​s Troop, and to Headquarters,​ that all such offenders should be called upon to plant another tree at the scene of the crime. In this instance Marie Byles has offered to lend the necessary tools.
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 Talking of Marie Byles - preparations,​ and Dropagandai for the Working BOO at Maitland Bay are going on apace but the Trustees have had one serious setback. A bushfire swept large areas of Bouddi Natural Park, making a clean sweep of much of the country between Maitland Bay and Little Beach, so there will be no track-making in that section this year. The affiiated clubs have been asked to indicate their preferences among the following jobs: Talking of Marie Byles - preparations,​ and Dropagandai for the Working BOO at Maitland Bay are going on apace but the Trustees have had one serious setback. A bushfire swept large areas of Bouddi Natural Park, making a clean sweep of much of the country between Maitland Bay and Little Beach, so there will be no track-making in that section this year. The affiiated clubs have been asked to indicate their preferences among the following jobs:
 Straighten up the fence at Maitland Bay, which:has been broken down alloW' ing cattle onto the beach. Tools required - wirecutters and '​hammers. Straighten up the fence at Maitland Bay, which:has been broken down alloW' ing cattle onto the beach. Tools required - wirecutters and '​hammers.
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 Bushwalkers also, or some of them at least, are preparing for "The Emergency"​ by attending special training camps arranged by the newest branch of the Federation - the Bushwalkers'​ Emergency Committee. The B.E.S. hopes,to get some definite job but in the meantime is concentrating on two things - improving the bushcraft of those attending its camps, and establishing small food dumps at various points in the mountains in case its members have to operate hre. Bushwalkers also, or some of them at least, are preparing for "The Emergency"​ by attending special training camps arranged by the newest branch of the Federation - the Bushwalkers'​ Emergency Committee. The B.E.S. hopes,to get some definite job but in the meantime is concentrating on two things - improving the bushcraft of those attending its camps, and establishing small food dumps at various points in the mountains in case its members have to operate hre.
 A iprogi4agime of these camps is displayed on the board at Paddy'​s. A iprogi4agime of these camps is displayed on the board at Paddy'​s.
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 GOOD COMPANY. GOOD COMPANY.
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 It is enough to lie on the sward in the shadow of green boughs, to listen to the songs of summer, to drink in the sunlight, the air,the flowers, the sky, the beauty of all. Or upon the hill-tops to watch the white clouds rising It is enough to lie on the sward in the shadow of green boughs, to listen to the songs of summer, to drink in the sunlight, the air,the flowers, the sky, the beauty of all. Or upon the hill-tops to watch the white clouds rising
 over the curved hill-lines, their shadows descending the slope. Or on the beach to listen to the sweet sigh as the smooth sea runs up and recedes. It is lying beside the immortals, in-drawing the life of the ocean, the earth, and the sun. over the curved hill-lines, their shadows descending the slope. Or on the beach to listen to the sweet sigh as the smooth sea runs up and recedes. It is lying beside the immortals, in-drawing the life of the ocean, the earth, and the sun.
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