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 But I am ahead of myself, we really haven'​t go there yet. Lets go back. Back to Bowral, where the trip was first ruined. But I am ahead of myself, we really haven'​t go there yet. Lets go back. Back to Bowral, where the trip was first ruined.
  
-It was arranged that at Bowral, we should hang out of the train and find out the cost of a car to Robertson. Everyone agreed to this arrangement but on arriving at Bowral, Cosgrove hung out of the window and no one else could get a look in, or out, rather. We at the back heard a very reasonable price mentioned and reached up for our packs, the next thing we heard was the usual haggling, offers being generously made, and as generously rejected, and the train pulled out. We all expresed ​our view on people who spoiled ships for a ha'​porth of tar etc., and delivered an ultimatum. A car to be found for us at Moss Vale or else.+It was arranged that at Bowral, we should hang out of the train and find out the cost of a car to Robertson. Everyone agreed to this arrangement but on arriving at Bowral, Cosgrove hung out of the window and no one else could get a look in, or out, rather. We at the back heard a very reasonable price mentioned and reached up for our packs, the next thing we heard was the usual haggling, offers being generously made, and as generously rejected, and the train pulled out. We all expressed ​our view on people who spoiled ships for a ha'​porth of tar etc., and delivered an ultimatum. A car to be found for us at Moss Vale or else.
  
 Moss Vale. Cold wet and no cars. We knew this would happen and said so. Moss Vale. Cold wet and no cars. We knew this would happen and said so.
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 One of the chaps with commendable forethought pulled out a pack of cards and played patience, on the window sill of the railway station. George Dibley put in first claim to a large dog kennel standing under the overhead steps (if the worst came to the worst) and seeing there was a collar and chain attached to the kennel, we reckoned he was entitled to it. One of the chaps with commendable forethought pulled out a pack of cards and played patience, on the window sill of the railway station. George Dibley put in first claim to a large dog kennel standing under the overhead steps (if the worst came to the worst) and seeing there was a collar and chain attached to the kennel, we reckoned he was entitled to it.
  
-Bill was being very bright, determinedly so, running after non-existant ​cars. We still weren'​t speaking him. So we decided to camp in the Showground. Years ago, before I bushwalked, I used to visit this place at its annual show and little did I think then, dear Reader, that one day, or night, I would sleep there and be glad of it.+Bill was being very bright, determinedly so, running after non-existent ​cars. We still weren'​t speaking him. So we decided to camp in the Showground. Years ago, before I bushwalked, I used to visit this place at its annual show and little did I think then, dear Reader, that one day, or night, I would sleep there and be glad of it.
  
 A pair of massive bronze gates loomed up out of the mist. A most ostentatious display we thought. "Yes this was the showground"​ I said with memories of the many two bobs I had paid to go in once upon a time. Now I was going in for nothing. Only the gates to climb and they were only about 8 feet high. George looked hard at the gates and decided he would camp outside. The rest of us started to climb, and believe me those gates may have been the pride of someone'​s eye but they were a confounded nuisance to climb and we were trying to make no noise. A pair of massive bronze gates loomed up out of the mist. A most ostentatious display we thought. "Yes this was the showground"​ I said with memories of the many two bobs I had paid to go in once upon a time. Now I was going in for nothing. Only the gates to climb and they were only about 8 feet high. George looked hard at the gates and decided he would camp outside. The rest of us started to climb, and believe me those gates may have been the pride of someone'​s eye but they were a confounded nuisance to climb and we were trying to make no noise.
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 On arriving at Robertson we thought we would have breakfast on the Railway Station out of the wind and rain. We had it out of the rain anyway. In no time we had everything out of our packs and spread out on the seats. We were going to prepare breakfast on the platform and eat in the waiting room. The station master came out of his little box looked us up and down, mostly down and firmly locked the waiting room, and the ladies room. As none of us cared, at the moment to freeze to death, even to spite the man, we moved off. On arriving at Robertson we thought we would have breakfast on the Railway Station out of the wind and rain. We had it out of the rain anyway. In no time we had everything out of our packs and spread out on the seats. We were going to prepare breakfast on the platform and eat in the waiting room. The station master came out of his little box looked us up and down, mostly down and firmly locked the waiting room, and the ladies room. As none of us cared, at the moment to freeze to death, even to spite the man, we moved off.
  
-We slipped and slid our way down the track to Yeola telling the others of its glories in fine weather, of its luscious blackberries,​ (it was not the blackberry season by the way) and pulling up at certain spots, would remark that from here you could see right up Kangaroo Valley. As "​here"​ was ankle deep in mud and they didn't seem to have any imagination whatsoever we changed the subject and told them instead of the deserted farm house, of the big firelplace ​by which they would soon be able to dry out. Looking at the two who were without groundsheets I had my doubts whether a week end would be long enough to dry them out.+We slipped and slid our way down the track to Yeola telling the others of its glories in fine weather, of its luscious blackberries,​ (it was not the blackberry season by the way) and pulling up at certain spots, would remark that from here you could see right up Kangaroo Valley. As "​here"​ was ankle deep in mud and they didn't seem to have any imagination whatsoever we changed the subject and told them instead of the deserted farm house, of the big fireplace ​by which they would soon be able to dry out. Looking at the two who were without groundsheets I had my doubts whether a week end would be long enough to dry them out.
  
-Of cource ​Bill overdid the farm-house business. He made it sound like a Hunting Lodge out of Country Life and I knew it couldn'​t have improved in the eighteen months since we had seen it, and it was pretty far gone then.+Of course ​Bill overdid the farm-house business. He made it sound like a Hunting Lodge out of Country Life and I knew it couldn'​t have improved in the eighteen months since we had seen it, and it was pretty far gone then.
  
 "So this is Yeola" said someone, and as though in answer the mist lifted a trifle and green hills were seen quite close. "So this is Yeola" said someone, and as though in answer the mist lifted a trifle and green hills were seen quite close.
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 The afternoon span out. The vegetarians prepared their vegetable pie thinking every remark passed about food was an insult to them and at that they weren'​t far wrong. Green fruit from the trees outside was brought in and optimistically cooked, wasting much sugar and more firewood, but the desire to have something for nothing was too strong to resist. The afternoon span out. The vegetarians prepared their vegetable pie thinking every remark passed about food was an insult to them and at that they weren'​t far wrong. Green fruit from the trees outside was brought in and optimistically cooked, wasting much sugar and more firewood, but the desire to have something for nothing was too strong to resist.
  
-After tea, positions on the floor for bed, were jockeyed for. The two non-bushwalkers picked the creaking bed and creaked thereon all night. The cows were thrown off the verandah for what we thought was the last time (and the cows knew darned well wasn'​t) and someone started "On the Road to Mandalay"​. We were on that road for quite a while. ​Evey verse was sung, out of order, then they remembered they had a book with the words in it and it was sung through again properly, to their ears, otherwise to the sufferers.+After tea, positions on the floor for bed, were jockeyed for. The two non-bushwalkers picked the creaking bed and creaked thereon all night. The cows were thrown off the verandah for what we thought was the last time (and the cows knew darned well wasn'​t) and someone started "On the Road to Mandalay"​. We were on that road for quite a while. ​Every verse was sung, out of order, then they remembered they had a book with the words in it and it was sung through again properly, to their ears, otherwise to the sufferers.
  
 Sunday was still very wet, but most of the party walked to Carrington Falls. To see more water I suppose. Sunday was still very wet, but most of the party walked to Carrington Falls. To see more water I suppose.
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 The next day was a beautiful mountain-mist day, and we got our ski-legs by plodding up and swooping down the slopes, and being given a sort of tuition by the experts it the party. Other than the Chalet buildings, no sign of civilization break the rhythmic folds of the hills - wave after wave of misty blue mountains wherever you look in any direction - only away in the distance lies the little cleared green valley and elfin huddle of habitations which is Harrietville. The next day was a beautiful mountain-mist day, and we got our ski-legs by plodding up and swooping down the slopes, and being given a sort of tuition by the experts it the party. Other than the Chalet buildings, no sign of civilization break the rhythmic folds of the hills - wave after wave of misty blue mountains wherever you look in any direction - only away in the distance lies the little cleared green valley and elfin huddle of habitations which is Harrietville.
  
-About 6 miles away as the crow flies, Mt. Feathertop cuts the sky sharply, some 300 ft. higher than Hotham and the highest peak in the district. It looked very much like the Remrkables ​at Queenstown (N.Z.) up which I had happily cavorted some 18 months ago with friend Birtle, and immediately the mist lifted sufficiently for me to get a good look at it I felt a tremefidous ​urge to go and climb it.+About 6 miles away as the crow flies, Mt. Feathertop cuts the sky sharply, some 300 ft. higher than Hotham and the highest peak in the district. It looked very much like the Remarkables ​at Queenstown (N.Z.) up which I had happily cavorted some 18 months ago with friend Birtle, and immediately the mist lifted sufficiently for me to get a good look at it I felt a tremendous ​urge to go and climb it.
  
 The next day dawned palely through snow mist, born of the sun and the heights, which crept and floated like a soft white summer moth over the high snowy plateaux, making the deep gullys appear as though they had receded to some remote mysterious world apart. So we had fun ski-ing not more than a couple of miles from the Chalet. The next day, however, was perfectly clear - sunshine and blue sky and high floating white clouds. Feathertop stood sharply etched in black and white against the sky, and the clouds passed slowly over it as I set off on the great adventure. It was a 22-mile round trip, which included dropping down off Hotham several thousand feet into a most remarkably steep gully, and then an even steeper climb out of it again and up Feathertop. The next day dawned palely through snow mist, born of the sun and the heights, which crept and floated like a soft white summer moth over the high snowy plateaux, making the deep gullys appear as though they had receded to some remote mysterious world apart. So we had fun ski-ing not more than a couple of miles from the Chalet. The next day, however, was perfectly clear - sunshine and blue sky and high floating white clouds. Feathertop stood sharply etched in black and white against the sky, and the clouds passed slowly over it as I set off on the great adventure. It was a 22-mile round trip, which included dropping down off Hotham several thousand feet into a most remarkably steep gully, and then an even steeper climb out of it again and up Feathertop.
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 There was sufficient snow to ski the first two miles along the Hotham ridge, then, leaving the skis sticking up on the skyline as a landmark for the return trio, I followed along a ridge till I found what looked like a negotiable route down. There was sufficient snow to ski the first two miles along the Hotham ridge, then, leaving the skis sticking up on the skyline as a landmark for the return trio, I followed along a ridge till I found what looked like a negotiable route down.
  
-The walls dropped for several thousand feet almost sheer down into the valley between Hotham and Feathertop - something like the steep earth slopes around Jenolan - so selecting a strong stick to act as a brake I scooted down the mountain side to the swiftly flowing stream that rushed along the valley floor, then up the other side in a long climb to Feathertop ridge. The snow was hanging down its sides in vast white sheets, and I even saw a minor avalanche and a great heap of avalanched blocks of snow down in the valley - the first time I have ever seen such in Australia - Kosciusko in my exerience ​seems too gently undulating over to go in for avalanches.+The walls dropped for several thousand feet almost sheer down into the valley between Hotham and Feathertop - something like the steep earth slopes around Jenolan - so selecting a strong stick to act as a brake I scooted down the mountain side to the swiftly flowing stream that rushed along the valley floor, then up the other side in a long climb to Feathertop ridge. The snow was hanging down its sides in vast white sheets, and I even saw a minor avalanche and a great heap of avalanched blocks of snow down in the valley - the first time I have ever seen such in Australia - Kosciusko in my experience ​seems too gently undulating over to go in for avalanches.
  
 I walked in the altogether except for a brief 6" of shorts (pardon me Censor) as it was such beautiful weather and, as possibly I may have mentioned on a previous occasion, Melbourne is not renowned for its fine weather. Anyhow, the result was a considerably sunburnt anatomy, of which I Was painfully conscious when I was carrying my pack and skis back to Harrietville next day, and soon I noted with suspicion the beginnings of a blister on the shoulder, which has now completed its career and passed away enshrouded in positively square yards of shed skin. Can you imagine it! Such a thing has never happened to me since the days of tender pink infancy! However it was worth it. I walked in the altogether except for a brief 6" of shorts (pardon me Censor) as it was such beautiful weather and, as possibly I may have mentioned on a previous occasion, Melbourne is not renowned for its fine weather. Anyhow, the result was a considerably sunburnt anatomy, of which I Was painfully conscious when I was carrying my pack and skis back to Harrietville next day, and soon I noted with suspicion the beginnings of a blister on the shoulder, which has now completed its career and passed away enshrouded in positively square yards of shed skin. Can you imagine it! Such a thing has never happened to me since the days of tender pink infancy! However it was worth it.
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 You see, we had to get car transport to as close as Barrington House as possible. Fortunately the first man I approached was the uncle of Ken Shelton, who, I was to learn, drove the milk waggon from Barrington House district to Dungog. I was assured that we would readily get a lift from Dungog to Salisbury, which is a centre about 6 miles from Barrington House. You see, we had to get car transport to as close as Barrington House as possible. Fortunately the first man I approached was the uncle of Ken Shelton, who, I was to learn, drove the milk waggon from Barrington House district to Dungog. I was assured that we would readily get a lift from Dungog to Salisbury, which is a centre about 6 miles from Barrington House.
  
-Unfortunately at this stage our conversation was interrupted. The train had been stopping frequently and was quickly filling up with male passengers who had been imbibing freely at their local pub. One, a miner, still cldd in his mining clothes, and clutching tenaciously a big fish whose head and tail were protruding from a bundle of newspapers, nearly flattened me as he lurched by to sit down alongside me. Another chap, who cheerily informed everybody near and far that he was employed at the "​Newcastle Markets",​ was dressed in his best. He was sailing well under the weather and commenced to judge our intelligence by asking a series of conundrums. The miner, all this time, was vociferously telling me that the person whose energies were bent in preventing the dapper market worker from telling the conundrums, was the best boxer in the West Newcastle area. However the market worker got a hearing.+Unfortunately at this stage our conversation was interrupted. The train had been stopping frequently and was quickly filling up with male passengers who had been imbibing freely at their local pub. One, a miner, still clad in his mining clothes, and clutching tenaciously a big fish whose head and tail were protruding from a bundle of newspapers, nearly flattened me as he lurched by to sit down alongside me. Another chap, who cheerily informed everybody near and far that he was employed at the "​Newcastle Markets",​ was dressed in his best. He was sailing well under the weather and commenced to judge our intelligence by asking a series of conundrums. The miner, all this time, was vociferously telling me that the person whose energies were bent in preventing the dapper market worker from telling the conundrums, was the best boxer in the West Newcastle area. However the market worker got a hearing.
  
 "There you are", he said, "​what'​s twice the age of a thirteen year old boy six years ago?". "There you are", he said, "​what'​s twice the age of a thirteen year old boy six years ago?".
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 "Come on! Come on!" he yelled, "A hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs would a hen and a half lay in a week and a half?" "Come on! Come on!" he yelled, "A hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs would a hen and a half lay in a week and a half?"
  
-We had commenced to tackle that one when someone near gave an answer that was obviously wrong. During the altercation that followed, the market chap was drawn to give the answer to the connundrim, which he said was "Seven and a half eggs".+We had commenced to tackle that one when someone near gave an answer that was obviously wrong. During the altercation that followed, the market chap was drawn to give the answer to the conundrum, which he said was "Seven and a half eggs".
  
-I think the liquor fumes must have been thickening and he and the miner alighted at the next station, one trying to tell yet another ​connundrum, the other proclaiming that he was not going to sell his fish, he was going to cook it for breakfast.+I think the liquor fumes must have been thickening and he and the miner alighted at the next station, one trying to tell yet another ​conundrum, the other proclaiming that he was not going to sell his fish, he was going to cook it for breakfast.
  
-Free once more I cotinued ​my enquiries from Ken Shelton'​s uncle, whom I found was a very helpful person. He gave us directions where we could find his nephew in the morning, and at Dungog directed us to a saw mill where we spent the night sheltered from the rain.+Free once more I continued ​my enquiries from Ken Shelton'​s uncle, whom I found was a very helpful person. He gave us directions where we could find his nephew in the morning, and at Dungog directed us to a saw mill where we spent the night sheltered from the rain.
  
 Next morning we spent an interesting couple of hours watching milk being loaded and treated at the local Dairying Co-op. Society, when Ken Shelton came along and we were at last off to Barrington. Next morning we spent an interesting couple of hours watching milk being loaded and treated at the local Dairying Co-op. Society, when Ken Shelton came along and we were at last off to Barrington.
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 A debonair stockman was passing by on horseback. We hailed him and enquired at which point the track over the range to Moonan Brook commenced. He gave us directions and galloped on his way. I do not know if all life flows so casually in this pretty little valley, but twice more we saw and passed this stockman. Each time he had stopped by the road to talk to some acquaintance. The third time he became a little embarassed and commented that he would have to hurry on. We saw him no more. A debonair stockman was passing by on horseback. We hailed him and enquired at which point the track over the range to Moonan Brook commenced. He gave us directions and galloped on his way. I do not know if all life flows so casually in this pretty little valley, but twice more we saw and passed this stockman. Each time he had stopped by the road to talk to some acquaintance. The third time he became a little embarassed and commented that he would have to hurry on. We saw him no more.
  
-Wandering on through this one time flourishing mining centre we met and talked to Mrs. Carter. She called to us from the front garden where she was pruning shrubs. She was a nice old lady. Evidently her mind had been with her sons. One was a Prisoner of War in Italy and had been wounded in the hand, and the other was a Prisoner of war in Japan. I hastened to lessen her fears, and assured her that I thought the Japanese would give her son reasoneably ​good treatment, and that they would free him after the war, when he would come home to her again. She comnlained ​how hard it was to get provisions and thinking of the difficulties her boys had at times in getting supplies, thought perhaps we would like some eggs.+Wandering on through this one time flourishing mining centre we met and talked to Mrs. Carter. She called to us from the front garden where she was pruning shrubs. She was a nice old lady. Evidently her mind had been with her sons. One was a Prisoner of War in Italy and had been wounded in the hand, and the other was a Prisoner of war in Japan. I hastened to lessen her fears, and assured her that I thought the Japanese would give her son reasonably ​good treatment, and that they would free him after the war, when he would come home to her again. She complained ​how hard it was to get provisions and thinking of the difficulties her boys had at times in getting supplies, thought perhaps we would like some eggs.
  
 We had ample supplies but found it hard to say no, and in return for the eggs we gave her a packet of wheatmeal biscuits. Not very presentable you say. We had ample supplies but found it hard to say no, and in return for the eggs we gave her a packet of wheatmeal biscuits. Not very presentable you say.
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 We found the turn off to the bridle track over the range to Moonan Brook, and climbing up and over the ridge we came upon an old sundowner camped in a slab hut. The hut was littered about with tins and refuse, and the sundowner, a dirty old fellow if ever there was one, was seated in the hut brewing something in a billy. I looked from the billy to him, and back again to the billy and wondered which was the dirtier. We found the turn off to the bridle track over the range to Moonan Brook, and climbing up and over the ridge we came upon an old sundowner camped in a slab hut. The hut was littered about with tins and refuse, and the sundowner, a dirty old fellow if ever there was one, was seated in the hut brewing something in a billy. I looked from the billy to him, and back again to the billy and wondered which was the dirtier.
  
-I found myself unconsciously indulging in a little self-analysis,​ searching myself to find if I had any traits that would in later life develop and cause me to become a counterpart of this follow. I could not get away from him too quickly, he spoilt the little side creek by which he was campped.+I found myself unconsciously indulging in a little self-analysis,​ searching myself to find if I had any traits that would in later life develop and cause me to become a counterpart of this follow. I could not get away from him too quickly, he spoilt the little side creek by which he was camped.
  
-Other than waving to a woman who with her young daughter was digging in the field, we met no one until we hailed a man on horseback to enquire just how far it was to Moonan Flat. He seemes ​surprised to see us, and appeared amused that we should be touring the country on foot. He gave us directions how to find the little tin hut where he used to live in his bachelor days, we could camp there. I gave him a sly rub, and suggested that he was much better off having someone to care for him now, than in his single days. He laughed, but I noticed that he did not deny it, and after we had passed through Moonan Flat and came to his little hut, I could picture what a lonely life he had led. We did not sleep in the hut but camped by the river that flowed at the back of it.+Other than waving to a woman who with her young daughter was digging in the field, we met no one until we hailed a man on horseback to enquire just how far it was to Moonan Flat. He seemed ​surprised to see us, and appeared amused that we should be touring the country on foot. He gave us directions how to find the little tin hut where he used to live in his bachelor days, we could camp there. I gave him a sly rub, and suggested that he was much better off having someone to care for him now, than in his single days. He laughed, but I noticed that he did not deny it, and after we had passed through Moonan Flat and came to his little hut, I could picture what a lonely life he had led. We did not sleep in the hut but camped by the river that flowed at the back of it.
  
 Next morning we were on our way early and at Belltrees caught the service car to Scone. I stayed at a boarding house that night, and ate boarding house pudding. I do not recommend such places. The bush is far more friendly and there is no landlady to count the sticks of firewood that you put on the fire. Next morning we were on our way early and at Belltrees caught the service car to Scone. I stayed at a boarding house that night, and ate boarding house pudding. I do not recommend such places. The bush is far more friendly and there is no landlady to count the sticks of firewood that you put on the fire.
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 In the valley of flowers."​ In the valley of flowers."​
  
-I think we have all felt the joy of relaxing with a sigh of content in a flower filled valley; all stress and strain fades away leaving a prevading ​peace into which one sinks with a dreamy langour.+I think we have all felt the joy of relaxing with a sigh of content in a flower filled valley; all stress and strain fades away leaving a pervading ​peace into which one sinks with a dreamy langour.
  
-One of the most abundant of flowers at the present time, and the one nearest of all to Bushwalkers hearts is the Actinotus Helianthi (flannel flower). The popular name Flannel Flower is taken from the soft woolly covering. This wooly covering consists of a mass of branched hair, each hair is a single cell filled with air, so that the dense mass of air containing cells acts as an equaliser of temerature ​and prevents excess of evaporation. The head like umbel of tiny stalked flowers is surrounded by large attractive white bracts 1 to 2 inches long and often tipped with green. Each tiny flower has a hairy 5 lobed calyx, but no petals. The centre flowers are perfect with a pistil and 5 stamens, but the outer ones only have the 5 stamens. The leaves are grey green in colour.+One of the most abundant of flowers at the present time, and the one nearest of all to Bushwalkers hearts is the Actinotus Helianthi (flannel flower). The popular name Flannel Flower is taken from the soft woolly covering. This wooly covering consists of a mass of branched hair, each hair is a single cell filled with air, so that the dense mass of air containing cells acts as an equaliser of temperature ​and prevents excess of evaporation. The head like umbel of tiny stalked flowers is surrounded by large attractive white bracts 1 to 2 inches long and often tipped with green. Each tiny flower has a hairy 5 lobed calyx, but no petals. The centre flowers are perfect with a pistil and 5 stamens, but the outer ones only have the 5 stamens. The leaves are grey green in colour.
  
 Another beautiful favourite is the Boronia Floribunda. A very pretty free flowering shrub, found only in N.S.W. it is so abundant round Sydney that the name of Sydney Boronia has been suggested for it, although it is also very plentiful on the Blue Mts. The Flowers are pale pink to deep rose and occasionally quite white. They grow in loose clusters in the axil of the leaves and the 4 petals overlap in the bud. The 8 stamens are alternately long and short and the pistil has a globular stigma often as large as the ovary. Boronia Fraseri, is a Boronia liking damp peaty soil and is to be found in gullies. It has, I think, the prettiest foliage of all the Boronias, the trifoliate leaves being long and narrow with parallel edges. The deep pink flowers have a definite inflorescence,​ the central flower opening first the branches usually opposite and divided again, each branch bearing a flower. Another beautiful favourite is the Boronia Floribunda. A very pretty free flowering shrub, found only in N.S.W. it is so abundant round Sydney that the name of Sydney Boronia has been suggested for it, although it is also very plentiful on the Blue Mts. The Flowers are pale pink to deep rose and occasionally quite white. They grow in loose clusters in the axil of the leaves and the 4 petals overlap in the bud. The 8 stamens are alternately long and short and the pistil has a globular stigma often as large as the ovary. Boronia Fraseri, is a Boronia liking damp peaty soil and is to be found in gullies. It has, I think, the prettiest foliage of all the Boronias, the trifoliate leaves being long and narrow with parallel edges. The deep pink flowers have a definite inflorescence,​ the central flower opening first the branches usually opposite and divided again, each branch bearing a flower.
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-ORION-+
 by Canopus. by Canopus.
-The constellation of Orion is now rising early in the Eastern ​It is '​2 ​the most striking and the easiest to picture of all the constellationsIt is an area of tha sky which is riPh in astronomical phenomena. + 
-The red star Betelgeuse (tee diagram below) is one of the larges t +The constellation of Orion is now rising early in the Eastern ​sky. It is the most striking and the easiest to picture of all the constellationsIt is an area of the sky which is rich in astronomical phenomena. 
-stars known. Its circumference is thought to be as large asthe orbit of the earth. It is a diffuse ​lowtemperature ​star, hence the colour. Rigel, the second star of the constellation,​ is one of the most luminous stars known  + 
-it radiates 6000 times the light and,heat of the sun. Its surface:temperature +The red star Betelgeuse (see diagram below) is one of the largest ​stars known. Its circumference is thought to be as large as the orbit of the earth. It is a diffuse ​low-temperature ​star, hence the colour. Rigel, the second star of the constellation,​ is one of the most luminous stars known it radiates 6000 times the light and heat of the sun. Its surface temperature is also very high, so that it is bluish-white ​in colour. The three stars forming Orion'​s ​belt are well known to most people, ​also the three stars forming the sword. Often the sword is called the "pot-handle"​ - an ugly name for a beautiful star group. If you look closely at the middle ​star of the sword, you will see that it is hazy. The haziness you are looking at is caused by a great nebula
-is also very high, so that it is bluishwhite ​in colour. The threestars forming Orion:is:belt are well known to most people, ​alSo the three stars +
-forming the s;t6rd. Often the sword is called the "pothandler' ​an ugly name for a beautiful star group. If you look closely at the midde star of the +
-sword, you will see that it is hazy., :The haziness you are-looking at is caused by a great nebula,+
 Orion'​s belt is on the celestial equator. This means that it always rises directly East and sets directly West. Orion'​s belt is on the celestial equator. This means that it always rises directly East and sets directly West.
-According to Homer, Orion was a beautiful youth and Aurora (the Goddess of the Dawn) fell in love with him. This aroused the ,​jealousTof ​the Gods and Artemis (daughter of Zeus) slew him with arrows,. Another myth describes + 
-Orion 'as a great hunter of colossal stature,-who died of the sting of a scorpion. After his death, Orion and his hounds were placed in the heavens. +According to Homer, Orion was a beautiful youth and Aurora (the Goddess of the Dawn) fell in love with him. This aroused the jealousy of the Gods and Artemis (daughter of Zeus) slew him with arrows. Another myth describes Orion as a great hunter of colossal stature, who died of the sting of a scorpion. After his death, Orion and his hounds were placed in the heavens. He was placed far from the Scorpion (Scorpio disappears from the sky as Orion rises). Of Orion'​s ​hounds there will be more in the next issue. 
-He was placed far from the Scorpion (Scorpio disappears from thesky as Orion 'rises). Of Orionis ​hounds there. wi41 be more in the net -issue.- + 
-The constellation will be in the position ​show below at 9 p m. on +The constellation will be in the position ​shown below at 9 p.m. on December 11. 
-December 11. + 
-' +"Canopus". 
-"CANOPUS". + 
-0%7 0j. '​.'​. ​ +---- 
-f-Y..!  + 
-Bellatri +==== Am I Shy? ==== 
-FWGelge + 
-Horizon +"Ubi". 
-East + 
-, +There was an old walker said "I\\ 
-appa 6r Saiph" +Love shady jokes yes - on the sly\\ 
-AM I S4.Y? "UDI +While relishing burble\\ 
-There was an old walker said +Provided its verbal,\\ 
-Love shady jokes yes - on the sly While relishing burble. +In print, ​bless my soul, am I shy?"​ 
-Provided its verbal, + 
-In print, ​blese my souls am I shy?"​ +---- 
-AT OUR OWN MEETING + 
-A letter was received from the Natienal ​Youth Parliament, saying that, +===== At Our Own Meeting. ===== 
-due to call-ups of members of the Executive and the illness of one members + 
-there would be no session on October 31. The Youth Parliament is to go into recess but it expects to be absorbed by the new National Youth Association, +A letter was received from the National ​Youth Parliament, saying that, due to call-ups of members of the Executive and the illness of one member, ​there would be no session on October 31. The Youth Parliament is to go into recess but it expects to be absorbed by the new National Youth Association
-The Social Secretary reported adversely on the epidiascopeDescribing it as an "​infernal machine",​ she said - 'Photographs have to be whisked ​en and off at such great spe-d, that we neither have time to see them, nor have the photographers time to tell us anything about them." She suggested slides + 
-only for the next photographic night. +The Social Secretary reported adversely on the epidiascopeDescribing it as an "​infernal machine",​ she said - "Photographs have to be whisked ​on and off at such great speed, that we neither have time to see them, nor have the photographers time to tell us anything about them." She suggested slides only for the next photographic night. 
-The meeting disapproved of North Era as a site for a youth hostel+ 
-. The four areas outlined by the Conservation Bureau as primitive areas (see Federation report) were woproved ​and two more added. These were the area between Wattamolla and Gundimaine Bay and the Barren Lands (South Coast). Our delegates were instructed to make it clear to the Federation that the acceptance of these six areas would not exclude other areas which might be defined as time permitted.+The meeting disapproved of North Era as a site for a youth hostel. The four areas outlined by the Conservation Bureau as primitive areas (see Federation report) were approved ​and two more added. These were the area between Wattamolla and Gundimaine Bay and the Barren Lands (South Coast). Our delegates were instructed to make it clear to the Federation that the acceptance of these six areas would not exclude other areas which might be defined as time permitted. 
 Betty Isaacs and John Noble were elected room stewards for two months. Betty Isaacs and John Noble were elected room stewards for two months.
-The Secretary has a large number of Bush Fire Prevention ​pos4;​ers ​which she would like members to take away with them tda place in suitable spots. + 
-At the Extraordinary General Meeting, held after the Ordinary Meeting ​i Val Roots was elected Vice-President. Wal was already on the CommitteetaS ​Federation delegate, +The Secretary has a large number of Bush Fire Prevention ​posters ​which she would like members to take away with them to place in suitable spots. 
-FEDERATION NOTES + 
-The C.M.Wo is still strongly opposed to the Youth Hostels Movement; some letters had been received asking Federation to protest against the +At the Extraordinary General Meeting, held after the Ordinary Meeting, Wal Roots was elected Vice-President. Wal was already on the Committee as Federation delegate
-erection of the proposed hostel at Marley; and generally there seems to be + 
-a growing sense of fear and dissatisfaction regarding this movement because +---- 
-the first hostel is to be erected in the National Park. + 
-Wire can be obtained for the Garrawarra ​1;ark fence. The line of the fence is yet to be decided. +===== Federation News. ===== 
-MrJacobs, delegate to the Parks and Playgrounds Movement, ​releorted + 
-that its Annual Meeting dealt very fully with the Federation'​s Deputation +The C.M.W. is still strongly opposed to the Youth Hostels Movement; some letters had been received asking Federation to protest against the erection of the proposed hostel at Marley; and generally there seems to be a growing sense of fear and dissatisfaction regarding this movement because the first hostel is to be erected in the National Park. 
-to the Minister for Lands. ​BiJrgeola ​Head has been handed over to the P & P.M. by the owner, ​-Mr. A,J.Small. The Annual Report also contains a suggestion + 
-that all future war memorials take the form of parks, not monuments. A letter of +Wire can be obtained for the Garrawarra ​Park fence. The line of the fence is yet to be decided. 
-sup?​ort ​and congratulation was sent to the P. & P.M. and a letter of a;​nreciation ​to Mr. A.J.Small. + 
-It was resolved to revive the Search and Rescue SectionThe +MrJacobs, delegate to the Parks and Playgrounds Movement, ​reported ​that its Annual Meeting dealt very fully with the Federation'​s Deputation to the Minister for Lands. ​Bilgeola ​Head has been handed over to the P & P.M. by the owner, Mr. A.J. Small. The Annual Report also contains a suggestion that all future war memorials take the form of parks, not monuments. A letter of support ​and congratulation was sent to the P. & P.M. and a letter of appreciation ​to Mr. A.J. Small. 
-Conservation Committee is preparing a conservation scheme for the Blue Mountains+ 
-based on the N.P.P.A.C'​s Greater Blue Mountains National Park Scheme. Four years ago this was adopted as the Federation'​s principal conservation project. The following ​area are suggested as roadless areas - (1) Bouddi Natural Park (2) Kariong Peninsula (3) In Kuringai Chase the areas between the railway and Cowan Creek and between Cowan Creek and Commodore Heights, the former to be without any buildings like Youth Hostels. (4) The eastern side of Berowra Creek from Crosslands to Kangaroo Point. (5) In the Cheltenham Wahroonga Area - between Kissing Point Road and the Fox Valley Road as regards the area along the Lane Cove and its tributaries. (6) Lindfield Park - no roads along the Middle Harbour or its tributaries,​ +It was resolved to revive the Search and Rescue SectionThe Conservation Committee is preparing a conservation scheme for the Blue Mountains based on the N.P.P.A.C'​s Greater Blue Mountains National Park Scheme. Four years ago this was adopted as the Federation'​s principal conservation project. The following ​areas are suggested as roadless areas - (1) Bouddi Natural Park (2) Kariong Peninsula (3) In Kuringai Chase the areas between the railway and Cowan Creek and between Cowan Creek and Commodore Heights, the former to be without any buildings like Youth Hostels. (4) The eastern side of Berowra Creek from Crosslands to Kangaroo Point. (5) In the Cheltenham Wahroonga Area - between Kissing Point Road and the Fox Valley Road as regards the area along the Lane Cove and its tributaries. (6) Lindfield Park - no roads along the Middle Harbour or its tributaries,​ 
-SE-1111 + 
-Astrologically speakina ​This month it will be difficult to attend to any serious +---
-business with any continuity of purpose. A very negative month with a tendency to escape workThe temptation to follow the lure of easy money must be resisted. + 
-The desire for escape could cause temperamental people to dash off on strange +===== Ssh!! ===== 
-roads that are full of pitfalls. ​111 in all, a difficult month. + 
-Read in a magazine that Soya Beans are used for making glycerine, varnish, billiard balls, notepaper and auto parts. ​14m now wondering if the +__Astrologically speaking.__ ​This month it will be difficult to attend to any serious business with any continuity of purpose. A very negative month with a tendency to escape workThe temptation to follow the lure of easy money must be resisted. The desire for escape could cause temperamental people to dash off on strange roads that are full of pitfalls. ​All in all, a difficult month. 
-benefits derived from eating ​Stbya Beans would still be obtained by eating the abovementioned bi-products I suppose one could soak the billiard balls in + 
-glycerine for easy assimilation. +Read in a magazine that Soya Beans are used for making glycerine, varnish, billiard balls, notepaper and auto parts. ​Am now wondering if the benefits derived from eating ​Soya Beans would still be obtained by eating the abovementioned bi-products I suppose one could soak the billiard balls in glycerine for easy assimilation. 
-This month'​s mystery. Tuggy in the Club Friday night about 6.30 p m. + 
-hysterically tearing up quantities of paper, burning them on the dustbin lid, then calling weakly for a cigarette. Sympathetic pumping only brought the answer "So would you have". Beats me. +This month'​s mystery. Tuggy in the Club Friday night about 6.30 p.m. hysterically tearing up quantities of paper, burning them on the dustbin lid, then calling weakly for a cigarette. Sympathetic pumping only brought the answer "So would you have". Beats me. 
-Situations ​Vacant. Tactful and capable Cook-Chaperone,​ guaranteed not to sleep in camp (references) requires a situation. Preferably one that needs handling. + 
-Lady with 7 x 5 mosquito curtains desires to meet gent with 7 x 5 tent. +__Situations ​Vacant.__ Tactful and capable Cook-Chaperone,​ guaranteed not to sleep in camp (references) requires a situation. Preferably one that needs handling. 
-View to platonic friendship. Duration of summer only. Apply in first instance + 
-to Committee. +Lady with 7 x 5 mosquito curtains desires to meet gent with 7 x 5 tent. View to platonic friendship. Duration of summer only. Apply in first instance to Committee. 
-DETOUR. The roughest distance between two pointsMIDDLE AGED. A person ten years older than you are. + 
-EXPLORATION +DETOUR. The roughest distance between two points
-I know not where tomorrow'​s paths may wend, I have not been told; but this I know, + 
-Whichever way my feet are forced to go,+MIDDLE AGED. A person ten years older than you are. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +==== Exploration. ==== 
 + 
 +I know not where tomorrow'​s paths may wend,\\ 
 +I have not been told; but this I know,\\ 
 +Whichever way my feet are forced to go,\\
 It's no good getting hostile till the end.  It's no good getting hostile till the end. 
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-IMP ORTILTT DATES foryou r SOCIAL CALEITDAI-Z 
-DECEMBER 18th 7.45 p m. CLIEISTKAS PARTY at the CLUBROOM: XX. (Friday) 
-V JANUARY 14th 8 p,m. I/Isit to THE_OBSaRVATORY - First tivision o (Thursday)g.B-. As the maacrailin. '​number is 15 persolls per 
-t. visit, this date is reserved for those who wanted to be included-in the iorevious visit, tut were too lateJ Alas 
-15th 8 p m, LECTURE by MR. HANSON illustrated with slides 
-n. w,....r. 
-.(Friday) and entitled "THE Md5N". 
-21st 8 p,m, Visit to THR-TTATOW - Second Division. 
-(Thursday) For 15 other stargazers. 
-29th 8 p m. "SCOPE NIGHT" - THAT NiGgT OF SURPRISES. (Friday) ' Positively no connection with Epidia-scope. 
-XX THE CHRISTMAS PARTY 
-P. 00 00 00 0n 00.*  
-will be held at TIE CLUBROOM this year, and will be a SUPPER PARTY and not for tea as previously. 
-Come as EARLY as you like, to Change into your "AFTER 20 YriARS OF RATIONING"​ outfit, or wear it iii of course, if you dareJ The ORCHESTRA will be about at 7.45 go don't miss,a minute. 
-P.S. If you havenIt time to think 20 years ahead, come just:as you are AFTER 6 MONTHS OF RATIOHING, ​ 
-THE SOCIAL SECRETARY. 
-,​Ualf.(f,​t2al-ra.ZO,​12,​010,'​ a:CCM:W. 
  
-@Mal_ +----
-FOR ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC_ 7,​0:​UIRUENTS.. 0 +
-0 and for +
-. EXCELLENT DEVELOPING WORK +
-and +
-ENLARG'​ING SERVICE +
-GOODMAN BROS. +
-(_z_D +
-+
-7:​G2JaMaall3QDQ2000ZCOLga,​CGOCCCELCOCOLOCCV,​02COCQOaa2 +
-20 Hunter Street, Sydney. (opp. Wynyard) +
-Tel. B3438 +
-1 U. +
-Being a truthful sort of cove Paddy is not a really good advertisfolg man at any time. +
-Being a law abiding citizen and anxious. to com-_ply with all the Many war time regulations,​. he carefully. takes note of all'​the prohibitions which circumscribe the advertisers art. +
-So between'​ trying t -be truthfuland'​ 1414, abiding,'​ it Is a bi-E hard to know ;liat a man can say',​.'​ +
-Paddy cannot even give his customers; clients, and cobbers seasonal greetings, lot alone +
-But enough. You/11 still find a little camp gear and lots of service under the sign of +
-'CAMP GEAR FOR WALIERS +
-PADDY PALLIN, +
-327 George Street, SYDNE Y. +
-+
-/Phone B3101'​.+
  
 +===== Important Dates For Your Social Calendar. =====
 +
 +|December 18th (Friday) 7.45 p.m.|__Christmas Party__ at the Clubroom. XX.|
 +|January 14th (Thursday) 8 p.m.|Visit to __the Observatory__ - First Division. N.B. As the maximum number is 15 persons per visit, this date is reserved for those who wanted to be included in the previous visit, but were too late! Alas!|
 +|January 15th (Friday) 8 p.m.|__Lecture by Mr. Hanson__ illustrated with slides and entitled "The Moon"​.|
 +|January 21st (Thursday) 8 p.m.|Visit to __The Observatory__ - Second Division. For 15 other stargazers.|
 +|January 29th (Friday) 8 p.m.|__"​Scope Night"​__ - That night of surprises. Positively no connection with Epidia-scope.|
 +
 +XX __The Christmas Party__ will be held at the Clubroom this year, and will be a Supper Party and not for tea as previously. Come as early as you like, to change into your "After 20 Years of Rationing"​ outfit, or wear it in of course, if you dare! The Orchestra will be about at 7.45, so don't miss a minute.
 +
 +P.S. If you haven'​t time to think 20 years ahead, come just as you are after 6 months of rationing.
 +
 +The Social Secretary.
 +
 +----
 +
 +For all your photographic requirements and for excellent developing work and enlarging service.
 +
 +__Goodman Bros__.
 +
 +20 Hunter Street, Sydney (opp. Wynyard) Tel. B3438.
 +
 +----
 +
 +Being a truthful sort of cove Paddy is not a really good advertising man at any time.
 +
 +Being a law abiding citizen and anxious to comply with all the many war time regulations,​ he carefully takes note of all the prohibitions which circumscribe the advertisers art.
 +
 +So, between trying to be truthful __and__ law abiding, it's a bit hard to know what a man can say.
 +
 +Paddy cannot even give his customers, clients, and cobbers seasonal greetings, lot alone...
 +
 +But enough. You'll still find a little camp gear and lots of service under the sign of:
 +
 +Camp Gear For Walkers.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin.
 +
 +327 George Street, Sydney. 'Phone B3101.
 +
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