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 Since taking over the Editorship of the Sydney Bushwalker, it has been my policy to obtrude myself as little as possible in its pages but rather to encourage others, especially those who have never written for it before, to do so. With the exception of one article, written I regret to say under a nom-de-plume,​ (Had I not called myself Lyre-bird who would have believed me?), I have not until now written anything for the paper. Since taking over the Editorship of the Sydney Bushwalker, it has been my policy to obtrude myself as little as possible in its pages but rather to encourage others, especially those who have never written for it before, to do so. With the exception of one article, written I regret to say under a nom-de-plume,​ (Had I not called myself Lyre-bird who would have believed me?), I have not until now written anything for the paper.
  
-But I would like in this issue to say that I have not attempted to limit the scope of the articls ​submitted. While I may not necessarily agree with the sentiments or ideas expressed, I consider that these articles have been written by club members, men and women of mature age and that the Sydney Bush walker should be an avenue of free expression for members.+But I would like in this issue to say that I have not attempted to limit the scope of the articles ​submitted. While I may not necessarily agree with the sentiments or ideas expressed, I consider that these articles have been written by club members, men and women of mature age and that the Sydney Bush walker should be an avenue of free expression for members.
  
 Owing to the exigencies of war, many people are unable to go into the bush, unable to come into the clubroom; the clashing of stalwarts no longer cheers our meetings but the pages of the magazine are still available for the spontaneous burblings of the irresponsible,​ the gauntlet-throwing of belligerents or the calm reflections of the more sober-minded. Owing to the exigencies of war, many people are unable to go into the bush, unable to come into the clubroom; the clashing of stalwarts no longer cheers our meetings but the pages of the magazine are still available for the spontaneous burblings of the irresponsible,​ the gauntlet-throwing of belligerents or the calm reflections of the more sober-minded.
  
-You may not like some forms this expression may take; some may bore you, others irritate you but remember, the writers are people actively interested and ask yourself - "What have __I__ done for the Magazine. What can __I__ do in the future?"​ You may be too busy to go walking, - but there are fuw who can and walks articles must of necessity become fewer. If our magazine is to survive, other articles will have to be written. There are many subjects apart from walks which concern bushwalking,​ of interest to some if not all members and in which you might be something of an expert.+You may not like some forms this expression may take; some may bore you, others irritate you but remember, the writers are people actively interested and ask yourself - "What have __I__ done for the Magazine. What can __I__ do in the future?"​ You may be too busy to go walking, - but there are few who can and walks articles must of necessity become fewer. If our magazine is to survive, other articles will have to be written. There are many subjects apart from walks which concern bushwalking,​ of interest to some if not all members and in which you might be something of an expert.
  
 Criticism is welcome but this, whether favourable or unfavourable,​ is useless without co-operation. The magazine is yours. __Don'​t only read it. Write for it!__ Criticism is welcome but this, whether favourable or unfavourable,​ is useless without co-operation. The magazine is yours. __Don'​t only read it. Write for it!__
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 A hard-worked member of the Federation'​s Conservation Subcommittee had got an equally hard-worked member of the Lands Department to strew the counter with maps. They were parish maps of the Blue Mountains and her object was to pick out as large an area as she decently could for the Deputation to place before the Minister as suitable for reservation. A hard-worked member of the Federation'​s Conservation Subcommittee had got an equally hard-worked member of the Lands Department to strew the counter with maps. They were parish maps of the Blue Mountains and her object was to pick out as large an area as she decently could for the Deputation to place before the Minister as suitable for reservation.
  
-There were some crytic ​pencillings on one map.+There were some cryptic ​pencillings on one map.
  
 "Could you tell me what these mean?" she asked politely. "Could you tell me what these mean?" she asked politely.
  
-"Oh, it's no use your applying to take up that land for settlement";​ he said brusquoly, "​that'​ll all be reserved for public recreation."​+"Oh, it's no use your applying to take up that land for settlement";​ he said brusquely, "​that'​ll all be reserved for public recreation."​
  
 "Are you quite sure I couldn'​t get it for a farm?" she asked innocently. "Are you quite sure I couldn'​t get it for a farm?" she asked innocently.
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 Extract from letter from Jean Harvey. Extract from letter from Jean Harvey.
  
-As you may guess, we had a heavenly fourteen days in Tasmania and crammed every day with as much as we could. Had quite an intersting ​drive into Launceston, what struck us first were the hawthorn hedges, of varying heights from 3 to 25 ft. all in full berry and not much greenery about. These hedges are used as wind breaks and are very pretty especially as they are alternated with gorse hedges which at the present time are in full yellow bloom.+As you may guess, we had a heavenly fourteen days in Tasmania and crammed every day with as much as we could. Had quite an interesting ​drive into Launceston, what struck us first were the hawthorn hedges, of varying heights from 3 to 25 ft. all in full berry and not much greenery about. These hedges are used as wind breaks and are very pretty especially as they are alternated with gorse hedges which at the present time are in full yellow bloom.
  
 Spent two whole days in Launceston, most of the time in the Cataract gorge - not unlike Glenbrook in formation - with an amazing volume of water roaring over the rocks. In one of the openings in the gorge, about half a mile from the entrance to Launceston Harbour, the Council has seen fit to cultivate fern pines of varying sorts, interspersed with the greenest patches of lawn over which strut peacocks, not a whit disturbed by human beings. The sides of the cultivated parts are set with hundreds of daffodils and the place must be a picture in the spring. Spent two whole days in Launceston, most of the time in the Cataract gorge - not unlike Glenbrook in formation - with an amazing volume of water roaring over the rocks. In one of the openings in the gorge, about half a mile from the entrance to Launceston Harbour, the Council has seen fit to cultivate fern pines of varying sorts, interspersed with the greenest patches of lawn over which strut peacocks, not a whit disturbed by human beings. The sides of the cultivated parts are set with hundreds of daffodils and the place must be a picture in the spring.
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 Visited the Tourist Bureau for information and had just left its portals when we ran right into John Harvey. Much handshaking and talking ensued and we became frequent visitors to the Harvey home. John took us along to the Hobart Walking Club and they arranged a walk up the Mount for Sunday. Visited the Tourist Bureau for information and had just left its portals when we ran right into John Harvey. Much handshaking and talking ensued and we became frequent visitors to the Harvey home. John took us along to the Hobart Walking Club and they arranged a walk up the Mount for Sunday.
  
-Set off bright and early, clad in breeches and long sox, and half way up (4100 ft. above sea level) ran into a snow storm which became a blizzard as we went higher. It was so wild that all ideas of reaching the summit were abandoned and we took refuge in the club's hut not far below the elusive top. Spent a pleasant two hours there in front of a roaring fire regaling and being regaled and after burning the feet out of my sox (moral, don't play with fire) descended from the mount in the lega only.+Set off bright and early, clad in breeches and long sox, and half way up (4100 ft. above sea level) ran into a snow storm which became a blizzard as we went higher. It was so wild that all ideas of reaching the summit were abandoned and we took refuge in the club's hut not far below the elusive top. Spent a pleasant two hours there in front of a roaring fire regaling and being regaled and after burning the feet out of my sox (moral, don't play with fire) descended from the mount in the legs only.
  
 We were pretty tired and footsore, as you may well imagine but we were determined to reach the top, so rather unwillingly,​ though neither would admit it, we caught the noon bus next day to The Ferns, about half way up but around the other side of the hut from Sunday'​s climb. After lunching heartily, (we both tucked away huge meals the whole holiday) we set out and after many slippings and slidings in the drifts managed to make the summit, to be met by a party of skiers and a howling gale. Didn't stay too long admiring the view which was fragmentary owing to the mist (there'​s always a mist on or over Wellington) and stumped on frozen feet to The Pines again, where we picked up the bus and in half an hour were back home again. We were pretty tired and footsore, as you may well imagine but we were determined to reach the top, so rather unwillingly,​ though neither would admit it, we caught the noon bus next day to The Ferns, about half way up but around the other side of the hut from Sunday'​s climb. After lunching heartily, (we both tucked away huge meals the whole holiday) we set out and after many slippings and slidings in the drifts managed to make the summit, to be met by a party of skiers and a howling gale. Didn't stay too long admiring the view which was fragmentary owing to the mist (there'​s always a mist on or over Wellington) and stumped on frozen feet to The Pines again, where we picked up the bus and in half an hour were back home again.
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 It came to pass about three years ago that a certain young lady lay languishing between her blankets in the suburb of X, while her friend was away on a weekend trip. It was a beautiful moonlight night and quite suddenly there sounded the patter of raindrops outside. On rising and going to the window she found that no rain was falling and quickly jumped back into bed only to hear the rain again, and taking fright, covered her head with the blankets! The bells of St. Y's church struck ten. It came to pass about three years ago that a certain young lady lay languishing between her blankets in the suburb of X, while her friend was away on a weekend trip. It was a beautiful moonlight night and quite suddenly there sounded the patter of raindrops outside. On rising and going to the window she found that no rain was falling and quickly jumped back into bed only to hear the rain again, and taking fright, covered her head with the blankets! The bells of St. Y's church struck ten.
  
-The afternoon was sunny and the air exhilarating as the party walked to Clear Hill on that afternoon on "the official weekend"​. Glen Raphael reached, the walkers boiled the billy and grilled their steak - there were no vegetarians in the party, thank Heaven - and soon were settled down by the friendly campfire. About eight o'​clock,​ up came the mountain mist and the leader became uneasy about the weather. On questioning the prospectives (who had come unheralded) it was discovered that they did not carry a tent, notwithstanding all warnings about telling the leader of their intention to be present on the walk. As they discussed shelter for the night, light rain began to fall, not sufficient to drive the party under cover, as they were able to sit by the fire until about half past ten. As with all good leaders, it was his resonsibility ​for the safety and health of his charges, and he was indeed preoccupied with the problem of accommodation,​ particularly as the rain commenced to be of the horizontal type, being in a windy spot. Sardining five into a two-man tent, the party put in a reasonably dry night; and awoke to find the sun poking through the clearing mist, to shine forth in a short time and gladden their hearts and to soften the feelings of the leader. On so on went the "​official"​.+The afternoon was sunny and the air exhilarating as the party walked to Clear Hill on that afternoon on "the official weekend"​. Glen Raphael reached, the walkers boiled the billy and grilled their steak - there were no vegetarians in the party, thank Heaven - and soon were settled down by the friendly campfire. About eight o'​clock,​ up came the mountain mist and the leader became uneasy about the weather. On questioning the prospectives (who had come unheralded) it was discovered that they did not carry a tent, notwithstanding all warnings about telling the leader of their intention to be present on the walk. As they discussed shelter for the night, light rain began to fall, not sufficient to drive the party under cover, as they were able to sit by the fire until about half past ten. As with all good leaders, it was his responsibility ​for the safety and health of his charges, and he was indeed preoccupied with the problem of accommodation,​ particularly as the rain commenced to be of the horizontal type, being in a windy spot. Sardining five into a two-man tent, the party put in a reasonably dry night; and awoke to find the sun poking through the clearing mist, to shine forth in a short time and gladden their hearts and to soften the feelings of the leader. On so on went the "​official"​.
  
-Now it happened that the leader and the certain lady had arranged to endeavour to transmit thoughts at 10 p.m. that night, the leader being of the idea that he would be in the responsive mental condition at ten O'​clock lying quietly in his little tent after all had retired, but the campfire had proved attractive even with the descending dampness, and his uppermost thoughts (and curses) were with the unexpected rain - yes, there was rain in those days up there. Any thoughts transmitted by the young lady were lost in the ether, but it goes to prove beyond doubt that the transmission of messages is possible in the bush today amongst members, a practiee ​which was and still is, highly developed by the black-fellows whose country we enjoy. It is very interesting to note that the victorious result of a famous Jack Johnson fight in New York was known in the Congo many miles inland before the news was telegraphed. As an adjunct to our many bush-walking attributes, it might prove a fascinating sideline if a few of our members tried out an experiment of this nature and published their results in the magazine for mutual interest of the "​leader"​ and the "​certain young lady" concerned in the foregoing. It is an essential part of the contract that absolute peace and quietness should reign as the two parties endeavour to "​transmit",​ otherwise noise and chatter distract the powers of concentration necessary to think of the other person and nothing else. Let's hear how it goes!+Now it happened that the leader and the certain lady had arranged to endeavour to transmit thoughts at 10 p.m. that night, the leader being of the idea that he would be in the responsive mental condition at ten O'​clock lying quietly in his little tent after all had retired, but the campfire had proved attractive even with the descending dampness, and his uppermost thoughts (and curses) were with the unexpected rain - yes, there was rain in those days up there. Any thoughts transmitted by the young lady were lost in the ether, but it goes to prove beyond doubt that the transmission of messages is possible in the bush today amongst members, a practice ​which was and still is, highly developed by the black-fellows whose country we enjoy. It is very interesting to note that the victorious result of a famous Jack Johnson fight in New York was known in the Congo many miles inland before the news was telegraphed. As an adjunct to our many bush-walking attributes, it might prove a fascinating sideline if a few of our members tried out an experiment of this nature and published their results in the magazine for mutual interest of the "​leader"​ and the "​certain young lady" concerned in the foregoing. It is an essential part of the contract that absolute peace and quietness should reign as the two parties endeavour to "​transmit",​ otherwise noise and chatter distract the powers of concentration necessary to think of the other person and nothing else. Let's hear how it goes!
  
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 The pure chief beauty of our Southern springs."​ The pure chief beauty of our Southern springs."​
  
-As one walks amidst the scrub at the present time, the above lines of Kendall'​s are brought forcibly to one's mind, for October surely "​clothes with grace the haughty-featured hills"​. It is an re-curring wonder to me, that so mach beauty can arise from such barrenness. Among the flowers that cover the slopes with a veil of loveliness this month is Kunzea Canitata (Pink buttons) named after Gustav Kunze a botanist of Leipzig. The flowers are in rounded heads the petals and numerous stamens, the latter twice or three times as long as the former, being a purplish pink. The stem of the plants have a spindly growth.+As one walks amidst the scrub at the present time, the above lines of Kendall'​s are brought forcibly to one's mind, for October surely "​clothes with grace the haughty-featured hills"​. It is an re-curring wonder to me, that so much beauty can arise from such barrenness. Among the flowers that cover the slopes with a veil of loveliness this month is Kunzea Canitata (Pink buttons) named after Gustav Kunze a botanist of Leipzig. The flowers are in rounded heads the petals and numerous stamens, the latter twice or three times as long as the former, being a purplish pink. The stem of the plants have a spindly growth.
  
 Patersonia Glabrata (Wild Iris) is named after Colonel William Paterson who did very good work in Australian botany in the 19th century. The stem of this plant grows to a height of 3 to 6 inches, with two rows of narrow spreading leaves, hairy at the base. The protecting outer bracts are narrow and from 1 to 2 inches long and often slightly silky-haired. Each flower bud is still further protected by a small scaly bract and the flowers, purply blue in colour, usually blossom singly, twisting up and fading after a few hours. Patersonia Glabrata (Wild Iris) is named after Colonel William Paterson who did very good work in Australian botany in the 19th century. The stem of this plant grows to a height of 3 to 6 inches, with two rows of narrow spreading leaves, hairy at the base. The protecting outer bracts are narrow and from 1 to 2 inches long and often slightly silky-haired. Each flower bud is still further protected by a small scaly bract and the flowers, purply blue in colour, usually blossom singly, twisting up and fading after a few hours.
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 Now we come to the King of the bush flowers Telopea Speciosissima (Waratah). The large showy head is not one flower but consists of numerous small flowers which are closely arranged in alternate pairs on the thickened end of the stem. The flower buds are protected by small bracts and the whole head is surrounded by large coloured bracts, which are a prominent feature of this species. The flowers are on short curved stalks and the 4 petals are joined into an irregular tube, split on the outer side, through which the long, curved pistil protrudes. The 4 stamens are on the lobes of the petals which hold the end of the pistil fast until the pollen is ripe. Then the lobes open and roll back, revealing the stamens and the released pistil springs almost upright, its end covered with lightly clinging grains of pollen. Waratahs are very well supplied with honey and so offer a great attraction for bees, insects and the Honey-suckle birds. The name Waratah is of aboriginal origin. Telopea is taken from the Greek Telopos - seen from afar - which is well named, for the conspicuous heads of crimson flowers on the tall slender stems are a striking feature in the bush. Now we come to the King of the bush flowers Telopea Speciosissima (Waratah). The large showy head is not one flower but consists of numerous small flowers which are closely arranged in alternate pairs on the thickened end of the stem. The flower buds are protected by small bracts and the whole head is surrounded by large coloured bracts, which are a prominent feature of this species. The flowers are on short curved stalks and the 4 petals are joined into an irregular tube, split on the outer side, through which the long, curved pistil protrudes. The 4 stamens are on the lobes of the petals which hold the end of the pistil fast until the pollen is ripe. Then the lobes open and roll back, revealing the stamens and the released pistil springs almost upright, its end covered with lightly clinging grains of pollen. Waratahs are very well supplied with honey and so offer a great attraction for bees, insects and the Honey-suckle birds. The name Waratah is of aboriginal origin. Telopea is taken from the Greek Telopos - seen from afar - which is well named, for the conspicuous heads of crimson flowers on the tall slender stems are a striking feature in the bush.
  
-Boronia Serrulata (Native Rose.) The popular name evidently alludes to the close cluster of pink flowers which grow on the end of each branch and have such a strong aromatic scent. The name is, of course, a misnomer, but too wide spread for correction. The specific name is given in descrintion ​of the regular saw like edges of the leaves, which are almost square and about 1/2 inch long. They are regularly arranged in erect overlapping pairs which mostly hide the stem. The edges are saw like and the oil dots most distinct. Closely clustered flowers terminate each branch and the four incurved petals overlap in the bud. The Boronias were named in memory Of Francis Borone, an Italian, who lost his life while plant collecting in Greece. Space does not permit of many others which are in bloom, but the study of those mentioned will I am sure give great pleasure to him who has eyes to see and afford much needed relaxation in these times of stress.+Boronia Serrulata (Native Rose.) The popular name evidently alludes to the close cluster of pink flowers which grow on the end of each branch and have such a strong aromatic scent. The name is, of course, a misnomer, but too wide spread for correction. The specific name is given in description ​of the regular saw like edges of the leaves, which are almost square and about 1/2 inch long. They are regularly arranged in erect overlapping pairs which mostly hide the stem. The edges are saw like and the oil dots most distinct. Closely clustered flowers terminate each branch and the four incurved petals overlap in the bud. The Boronias were named in memory Of Francis Borone, an Italian, who lost his life while plant collecting in Greece. Space does not permit of many others which are in bloom, but the study of those mentioned will I am sure give great pleasure to him who has eyes to see and afford much needed relaxation in these times of stress.
  
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 The constellation Cygnus (the swan) is directly North. To the West of it is Vega, the brightest star in the Northern hemisphere, but only the fourth brightest seen in the Southern hemisphere. It is part of the constellation Lyra. Lyra was the harp Apollo gave to his son Orpheus, one of the Argonauts. The muses taught Orpheus to play this harp so sublimely that its melodies moved even the beasts, the trees and the rocks. The constellation does not look like a harp, Vega being the only bright star in it. The constellation Cygnus (the swan) is directly North. To the West of it is Vega, the brightest star in the Northern hemisphere, but only the fourth brightest seen in the Southern hemisphere. It is part of the constellation Lyra. Lyra was the harp Apollo gave to his son Orpheus, one of the Argonauts. The muses taught Orpheus to play this harp so sublimely that its melodies moved even the beasts, the trees and the rocks. The constellation does not look like a harp, Vega being the only bright star in it.
  
-The bright star Altair, is in the constollation ​Aquila, the Eagle. Aquila was sent by Jupiter to carry Ganymede from Mount Ida to Olympus, where he was made cup-bearer to the Immortals. Aquila is imagined as flying across the celestial river - the Milky Way. Altair ​ia one of our "​neighbours",​ being only 16 light years away.+The bright star Altair, is in the constellation ​Aquila, the Eagle. Aquila was sent by Jupiter to carry Ganymede from Mount Ida to Olympus, where he was made cup-bearer to the Immortals. Aquila is imagined as flying across the celestial river - the Milky Way. Altair ​is one of our "​neighbours",​ being only 16 light years away.
  
 To the East, and slightly below Altair is Delphinus, the dolphin. This little group of stars readily suggests the curved shape of a dolphin (porpoise) leaping out of the water. To the East, and slightly below Altair is Delphinus, the dolphin. This little group of stars readily suggests the curved shape of a dolphin (porpoise) leaping out of the water.
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 ==== Lost, Stolen or Strayed! ==== ==== Lost, Stolen or Strayed! ====
  
-Dunk's Diary entitled "The Wanderings of Winifred"​ cannot be found and Dunk can't remember who has it. If this notice should catch the eye of the culptit ​- well he or she will know where to return it.+Dunk's Diary entitled "The Wanderings of Winifred"​ cannot be found and Dunk can't remember who has it. If this notice should catch the eye of the culprit ​- well he or she will know where to return it.
  
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 ===== Letters From The Lads And Lasses. ===== ===== Letters From The Lads And Lasses. =====
  
-Letters this month were received from Geoff Higson, Bill Burke, Jack Debert and Betty Prude from the S.B.W. in addtion ​to seven letters from members of other clubs.+Letters this month were received from Geoff Higson, Bill Burke, Jack Debert and Betty Prude from the S.B.W. in addition ​to seven letters from members of other clubs.
  
-__Jack Debets'​s__ letter came to us from Northern Queensland where he was waiting for something to take him to "​places overseas"​. In the meanwhile he was thoroughly enjoying the beauties of the North "Only returned two hours ago from a heavenly two day stay on Magnetic Island. Glorious almost full moon-light nights. Swaying ​eocoanut ​palms. Perfect sun risings. Vivid Reskett'​s Blue water. Beautiful bays with refreshing water that never gets below 70° F. Silver seas in the bright moonlight. Birdlife galore. All sorts of new varieties. Bird watching. Sun baking, swimming, just loafing. Walking for miles. Climbing hills. Plant life is super. Bougainvilleas,​ poincianas, crotons of every conceivable hue, pandanas, palms, kapok trees, at present displaying a pretty yellow flower which lights up the country, scalyphas, Norfolk Island and Hoop Pines, gums, casuarinas, in fact everything we have in Sydney plus a hell of a lot more."+__Jack Debets'​s__ letter came to us from Northern Queensland where he was waiting for something to take him to "​places overseas"​. In the meanwhile he was thoroughly enjoying the beauties of the North "Only returned two hours ago from a heavenly two day stay on Magnetic Island. Glorious almost full moon-light nights. Swaying ​cocoanut ​palms. Perfect sun risings. Vivid Reskett'​s Blue water. Beautiful bays with refreshing water that never gets below 70° F. Silver seas in the bright moonlight. Birdlife galore. All sorts of new varieties. Bird watching. Sun baking, swimming, just loafing. Walking for miles. Climbing hills. Plant life is super. Bougainvilleas,​ poincianas, crotons of every conceivable hue, pandanas, palms, kapok trees, at present displaying a pretty yellow flower which lights up the country, scalyphas, Norfolk Island and Hoop Pines, gums, casuarinas, in fact everything we have in Sydney plus a hell of a lot more."
  
 __Bill Burke'​s__ letter had quite a lot of it cut away by the censor, here is some which was left:- __Bill Burke'​s__ letter had quite a lot of it cut away by the censor, here is some which was left:-
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 4. A revolving dome for the committee room with sliding panels for escape of hot air and so that the committee can improve the shining hour by studying the shining orbs. Suggestion that dome already supplied by Roley, ruled out as exaggeration,​ besides his only revolves at the sight of certain colours, such as redheads (females only). 4. A revolving dome for the committee room with sliding panels for escape of hot air and so that the committee can improve the shining hour by studying the shining orbs. Suggestion that dome already supplied by Roley, ruled out as exaggeration,​ besides his only revolves at the sight of certain colours, such as redheads (females only).
  
-5. s a long standing member of the N.O.C. I pit in a secial ​request for a sound proof room for either (a) the lecturer or (b) the Noises-off Club.+5. s a long standing member of the N.O.C. I pit in a special ​request for a sound proof room for either (a) the lecturer or (b) the Noises-off Club.
  
 6. Coloured chalk for writing up walks. The walks secretary to use special code (see below) thus warning his friends (if any) as to character of leader (if any). 6. Coloured chalk for writing up walks. The walks secretary to use special code (see below) thus warning his friends (if any) as to character of leader (if any).
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-13. +===== What Do You Think===== 
-WHAT DO YOU THINK + 
-CHARLES JONES replying to MUMBEADH +=== Charles Jones replying to Mumbedah 
-One would expect that contributors to this magazine, having in mind the present paper shortage, would at least acquaint themselves with their subject before wasting half a page on personal abuse and useless destructive criticism involving a subject of which their very words reveal theirignorance. + 
-It is not my intention to occupy valuable space participating in a wordy battle as to the pros and cons of the Club's affiliations - least of all with someone who hides behind a non de plume. The club has discussed and decided -the +One would expect that contributors to this magazine, having in mind the present paper shortage, would at least acquaint themselves with their subject before wasting half a page on personal abuse and useless destructive criticism involving a subject of which their very words reveal their ignorance. 
-question of affiliation with the National Youth Parliament is settled. + 
-One point of the article under review calls however, for a word in reply. Strange as qt may seem to Mumbedah and his ilk I have no proprietary rights on this organization,​ in fact have had no dealings with it except on S.B.W.business. +It is not my intention to occupy valuable space participating in a wordy battle as to the pros and cons of the Club's affiliations - least of all with someone who hides behind a non de plume. The club has discussed and decided - the question of affiliation with the National Youth Parliament is settled. 
-I trust that our friend, who flatteringly chooses me as a subject for the somewhat venomous scribings of his doubtless capable pen,will in future either acquaint himself with his subject or else "stick to walking"​. + 
-MARIE KINSELLA:  +One point of the article under review calls however, for a word in reply. Strange as it may seem to Mumbedah and his ilk I have no proprietary rights on this organization,​ in fact have had no dealings with it except on S.B.W. business. 
-"​Mumbedah"​ is interested in Conservation,​ but he obviously knows nothing of the aims of the Youth Parliament or he would not so distainfully dismiss it as an embryo Hitler Youth Movement. If, instead of burying his head in the sands of mental erosion,he took even a slight interest in progressive movements around him, he would see that the objects of his organization are to interest the youth of + 
-Australia in all problems concerning the country'​s welfare. +I trust that our friend, who flatteringly chooses me as a subject for the somewhat venomous scribings of his doubtless capable pen, will in future either acquaint himself with his subject or else "stick to walking"​. 
-"​Mumbedah"​ stresses the importance of conservation,​ if he had a little more knowledge of movements and their influence,​he would realize that if he wants people to become "​conservation conscious",​all avenues of influence should be explored. + 
-Perhaps the Youth Parliament is not particularly interested in Conservation at the moment, but where we have a body of young people who are sufficiently ​in- +=== Marie Kinsella=== 
-terested ​in their own country and the problems that confront it to-day ​to give + 
-time and energy to their Consideration, would it not be wise to interest and influence them in the great question of Conservation. Who knows that the delegates +"​Mumbedah"​ is interested in Conservation,​ but he obviously knows nothing of the aims of the Youth Parliament or he would not so distainfully dismiss it as an embryo Hitler Youth Movement. If, instead of burying his head in the sands of mental erosion, he took even a slight interest in progressive movements around him, he would see that the objects of his organization are to interest the youth of Australia in all problems concerning the country'​s welfare. 
-of the Youth Parliament of to-day ​may not be the Politicians of to-morrow+ 
-WHAT DO YOU THINK ?  +"​Mumbedah"​ stresses the importance of conservation,​ if he had a little more knowledge of movements and their influence, he would realize that if he wants people to become "​conservation conscious",​ all avenues of influence should be explored. 
-PURITAN WRITES:  + 
-BUSHWALKERS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CUR COMRADESHIP+Perhaps the Youth Parliament is not particularly interested in Conservation at the moment, but where we have a body of young people who are sufficiently ​interested ​in their own country and the problems that confront it today to give time and energy to their consideration, would it not be wise to interest and influence them in the great question of Conservation. Who knows that the delegates of the Youth Parliament of today may not be the Politicians of tomorrow
-The "What do you think"?​ Section of this Magazine was introduced to help people to discuss, putzling ​problems and questions of interest to them, but it + 
-is degenerating into a sparring ground for Personalities and rantings. Let us put an end to this: +=== Puritan writes=== 
-"The Club" has always stood to us as a place of good companionship. All our political and other opinions were of little importance against the background of Adventurashared, of hardship endured together on trips, of the excitement of exploration - against our joY in the beauty of the bush in Spring, of views among the mountains, of the eAtreme ​pleasure we felt in wandering along shady rivers in Sum,​er ​listening to the sighing of the breeze in the Casuarinas and the song of the birds. + 
-These are the things that matter so much to us; these are the fundamental things that do not change though ​civilizationsecrumble ​and Social systems fail! It is hard for those of us who can't go into the bush often now, to keep +__Bushwalkers,​ what is happening to our comradeship?__ 
-14. + 
-our sense of proportion, but the Comradeship of Bushwalking is a rare and precious +The "What do you think"?​ Section of this Magazine was introduced to help people to discuss ​puzzling ​problems and questions of interest to them, but it is degenerating into a sparring ground for Personalities and rantings. Let us put an end to this
-thing and it is worth all the effort any of us can make to preserve harmony in our Magazine and in our Club + 
-MUMBEDAH ​writes:  +"The Club" has always stood to us as a place of good companionship. All our political and other opinions were of little importance against the background of Adventure shared, of hardship endured together on trips, of the excitement of exploration - against our joy in the beauty of the bush in Spring, of views among the mountains, of the extreme ​pleasure we felt in wandering along shady rivers in Summer ​listening to the sighing of the breeze in the Casuarinas and the song of the birds. 
-Bill Hall hit the nail on the head in May issue when he stated the personal + 
-enjoyment of the member derived from walking was paramount in Club affairs. No truer words have been written. There is a large percentage who have joined only +These are the things that matter so much to us; these are the fundamental things that do not change though ​civilizations crumble ​and Social systems fail! It is hard for those of us who can't go into the bush often now, to keep our sense of proportion, but the Comradeship of Bushwalking is a rare and precious thing and it is worth all the effort any of us can make to preserve harmony in our Magazine and in our Club. 
-to gain knowledge of country otherwise closed to them and to enjoy th a social ​getherings ​on Friday nights, but who are loth to accept an official position in the + 
-club or lend a hand at a working bee. Others have joined because the club has +=== Mumbedah ​writes: ​=== 
-been a means to get into the bush to study say, botany and the like, but we don't see them rushing as a Federation delegate. It is about time a lot of us romembered ​that as a member we should inculcate the same club spirit as our founders, + 
-which is now sadly lacking, and push aside our self-interestsOur prospective +Bill Hall hit the nail on the head in May issue when he stated the personal enjoyment of the member derived from walking was paramount in Club affairs. No truer words have been written. There is a large percentage who have joined only to gain knowledge of country otherwise closed to them and to enjoy the social ​gatherings ​on Friday nights, but who are loth to accept an official position in the club or lend a hand at a working bee. Others have joined because the club has been a means to get into the bush to study say, botany and the like, but we don't see them rushing as a Federation delegate. It is about time a lot of us remembered ​that as a member we should inculcate the same club spirit as our founders, which is now sadly lacking, and push aside our self-interestsOur prospective members should be acquainted that we are striving (and have striven) to hold the country they will enjoy walking in if they become members, and that the club does not want them simply because they are caught with the idea of wearing the Flannel Flower. Good on you Bill, keep the flag flying! 
-members should be acquainted that we are striving (and have striven) to hold + 
-the country they will enjoy walking in if they become members, and that the club does not want them simply because they are caught with the idea of wearing the +---- 
-Flannel Flower. Good on you Bill, keep the flag flyingl + 
-IMPORTANT DATES  +===== Important Dates For Your Social Calendar===== 
-FOR YOUR + 
-SOCIAL CALENDAR. +|October 16th (Friday)|The Bushwalker Services Committee will entertain. ​This will be a __big event__ ​taking the place of our Annual Concert.| 
-OCTOBER 16th THE BUSHVIALKER SERVICES COMMITTEE WILL ENTERTAIN+|October ​30th (Friday)|Epidiascope night. ​Don't disappoint us, Photographers(We know you won'​t).| 
-(Friday) This will be a BIG EVENTL ​taking the place of our Annual Concert. +|November ​27th (Friday)|"Fiji Today"A talk by Miss Esme Brown.
-OCTOBER ​30th EPIDIASCOPE NIGHT  + 
-(Friday) Don't disappoint us, Photographers(7e know you won'​t). +On Edna Garrad'​s Test walk along Kangaroo Creek a few weeks ago, no less than __three__ people's shorts developed serious and alarming splits. They were, the __very__ ​best pair of Ruby Payne-Scott,​ the __second__ ​best pair of Ron Baker, and the __fourth__ ​best pair of Joan Atthill (swank!) 
-NOVEMBER ​27th "FIJI TODAY"A talk by MISS ESME BROV1N(Friday) + 
-On Edna Garrad'​s Test walk along Kangaroo Creek a few weeks ago, no less than three peo-ae's shorts developed serious and alarming splits. They were, the vry best pair of Ruby Payne-Scott,​ the second ​best pair of Ron Baker, and the fourth ​best pair of Joan Atthill (swank) +All this remember only three months after rationing!!! 
-All this remember only THREE MONTHS AFTER RATIONING ​!!! What will we be wearing ​THENTY YEARS AFTER ??? + 
-Let your imagination and your ingenuity run riot and come to the CHRISTMAS PARTY, (Club room, Friday 18th December), in the type of outfit you calculate Bushwalkers will be wearing ​AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF RATIONING. (Advt.) +What will we be wearing ​twenty years after??? 
-DOREEN HELMRICH+ 
-SOCIAL SECRETARY. +Let your imagination and your ingenuity run riot and come to the __Christmas Party__, (Club room, Friday 18th December), in the type of outfit you calculate Bushwalkers will be wearing ​after twenty years of rationing. (Advt.) 
-15. + 
-WE HAVE HEARD+Doreen HelmrichSocial Secretary 
-The John Harveys and the trian Harveys have been wintering on the snow slopes of Mt. Wellington and have enjoyed the hospitali6y ​of the Hobart ​T:​ialking ​Club. The Hobartians too, have been feeling the pinch loss if active walkers through mobolization and the closure of their favourite eyries through lack of petrol. (John Harvey has boon starting ​the Hobartians by wearing his shorts in the snow, while the more acclimatized "​Taswegians"​ appear in their breeches.) + 
-^ +---- 
-Congratulations and our best wishes to Marie Urquart and Les Harpur who were married recently. We hope Les will not be too busy in the new home to flatten out some dints in a pile of billies ​welve been saving up for him to hel in our austerity campaign. + 
-Rita Stanford, tall and slim in her blue '2.A.F.Is uniform was seen in the club recently. She and Betty Pr:de are at the same station but so far Betty has not been able to manage a visit. +===== We Have Heard===== 
-Others whom we seldome ​see wore Arthur Salmon, paying a flying visit to the city and Ken Matthews who has lost pounds and pounds and pounds, and is thinking of having an extra coat made of the cloth not how filled up in his waistcoat. Being ao fighting fit he threatens to come in and live :1 up the monthly meetings. + 
-FOR ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS and for +The John Harveys and the Brian Harveys have been wintering on the snow slopes of Mt. Wellington and have enjoyed the hospitality ​of the Hobart ​Walking ​Club. The Hobartians too, have been feeling the pinch loss if active walkers through mobolization and the closure of their favourite eyries through lack of petrol. (John Harvey has been startling ​the Hobartians by wearing his shorts in the snow, while the more acclimatized "​Taswegians"​ appear in their breeches.) 
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-Tel. B3438 +Rita Stanford, tall and slim in her blue W.A.F.'​s ​uniform was seen in the club recently. She and Betty Pride are at the same station but so far Betty has not been able to manage a visit. 
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-C,) +Others whom we seldom ​see were Arthur Salmon, paying a flying visit to the city and Ken Matthews who has lost pounds and pounds and pounds, and is thinking of having an extra coat made of the cloth not now filled up in his waistcoat. Being so fighting fit he threatens to come in and liven up the monthly meetings. 
-SPRING IS HERE+ 
-"X Battalion V.D,Cwill consider themselves a Japanese landing ​forc(- mhu have 61,​cueHdee, ​in landing ​cLt Ding Deng Reach and taker possesEion ​of the heightc ​around Trig map ref. 734421. Y and Z Inf. BattalionE; ​will attempt to dislodge them", So ran thc: ecleed, +---- 
-The In,'​.cD2ig ence Section was looking for a suitabL: C,PLQ (Observation ​Pos)"The end of this spur should ​ba -,nr(-4ttj EDod" ​Eaid the -sargeant, but our thoughts ​alsal has straynd ​How could we he) it. All around Nature was saying "​Let'​s forget war aLd :'​oughts. Spring is here". Tender green foliage was bestarred with flowers, Boronia of three or fou-: varieties like miniature flowering peach trees, dylwinnias ablaze with their yellow blossoms and shyly peeping from tufted crevices were Blackeyes ​Susans. Every bare patch had clumps of wild Iris: delicate blooms challenging the austerity of their surroundings. + 
-Hal Austerity. That's the word. We'll need it all before we have dispelled the menace which threatens our homeland.+For all your photographic requirements ​and for excellent developing work and enlarging service. 
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 +"X Battalion V.D.Cwill consider themselves a Japanese landing ​force who have succeeded ​in landing ​at Ding Deng Reach and taken possession ​of the heights ​around Trig map ref. 734421. Y and Z Inf. Battalions ​will attempt to dislodge them", So ran the screed. 
 + 
 +The Intelligence ​Section was looking for a suitable O.Pip (Observation ​Post)"The end of this spur should ​be pretty good" ​said the sargeant, but our thoughts ​alas! has strayed. ​How could we help it. All around Nature was saying "​Let'​s forget war and droughts. Spring is here". Tender green foliage was bestarred with flowers, Boronia of three or four varieties like miniature flowering peach trees, dylwinnias ablaze with their yellow blossoms and shyly peeping from tufted crevices were Black-eyes ​Susans. Every bare patch had clumps of wild Iris: delicate blooms challenging the austerity of their surroundings. 
 + 
 +Ha! Austerity. That's the word. We'll need it all before we have dispelled the menace which threatens our homeland. 
 "Yes Sarge. This spot looks pretty good. Let's have a look at the visibility from that rock over there"​. "Yes Sarge. This spot looks pretty good. Let's have a look at the visibility from that rock over there"​.
-17.+
 It is possible to mix a little bush walking with our war effort. It is possible to mix a little bush walking with our war effort.
-PADDY PALLIN 
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKERS. 327 George Street 
-SYDNEY ​ 
-'Phone B.3101, 
  
 +Paddy Pallin. Camp gear for walkers.
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 +327 George Street, Sydney. 'Phone B.3101.
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