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 |Ski-ing, 1942|Klistor| 2| |Ski-ing, 1942|Klistor| 2|
-|Sleeping Bag|"​Ubi"​ 6|+|Sleeping Bag|"​Ubi"​6|
 |Civilization|Dot English| 7| |Civilization|Dot English| 7|
-|I Sply| | 7|+|I Spy| | 7|
 |March Flowers|Ray Birt| 8| |March Flowers|Ray Birt| 8|
 |Music in Melbourne|M. Bacon| 9| |Music in Melbourne|M. Bacon| 9|
 |Movements of Superior Planets|Canopus|10| |Movements of Superior Planets|Canopus|10|
-|Blue Mountain ​Natinal ​Park|Abores Australia|11|+|Blue Mountain ​National ​Park|Abores Australia|11|
 |Snake Bite|"​Angry Reader"​|11| |Snake Bite|"​Angry Reader"​|11|
 |Our Own Meeting| |12| |Our Own Meeting| |12|
 |Federation Notes| |12| |Federation Notes| |12|
-|Social ​Canendar| |13|+|Social ​Calendar| |13|
  
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 By "​Klister"​. By "​Klister"​.
  
-Alan thought of it first and we voted and we voted it an AI idea. The hotel at Kosciusko and The Chalet were closed "for the duration"​ and those hardened skiers who wished to have their usual honday ​on the snow had to think out some new ideas. And so...+Alan thought of it first and we voted and we voted it an AI idea. The hotel at Kosciusko and The Chalet were closed "for the duration"​ and those hardened skiers who wished to have their usual holiday ​on the snow had to think out some new ideas. And so...
  
-After several weeks of discussion, planning, writing and '​phoning,​ eight sons of the snows with rucksacks and skis foregathered at Central one night during last August. The skis, snow clothes and rucksmas ​excited considerable comment, particularly from small boys with a wealth of rude remarks, as we made our way to the Cooma Mail platform.+After several weeks of discussion, planning, writing and '​phoning,​ eight sons of the snows with rucksacks and skis foregathered at Central one night during last August. The skis, snow clothes and rucksacs ​excited considerable comment, particularly from small boys with a wealth of rude remarks, as we made our way to the Cooma Mail platform.
  
 Anticipating a strenuous morrow the party had booked sleepers, so, after finding our bunks, stowing our impedimenta (with special care to the skis), seeing ourselves off and repairing minor defects in the gear of one late member, we retired for a good sleep. Anticipating a strenuous morrow the party had booked sleepers, so, after finding our bunks, stowing our impedimenta (with special care to the skis), seeing ourselves off and repairing minor defects in the gear of one late member, we retired for a good sleep.
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 The light of the rising sun streamed through the window as we packed rucksacks and discussed details of arrangements to collect our provisions. The light of the rising sun streamed through the window as we packed rucksacks and discussed details of arrangements to collect our provisions.
  
-On arrival at Cooma we had breakfast at the station and, after booking our return passage and arranging some transport details, walked down to the township. There we purchaeed ​some four hundred pounds of provisions and amid much fun and excitement had it loaded onto the bus going to Berridale which was the furthest point to which we could obtain organised transport.+On arrival at Cooma we had breakfast at the station and, after booking our return passage and arranging some transport details, walked down to the township. There we purchased ​some four hundred pounds of provisions and amid much fun and excitement had it loaded onto the bus going to Berridale which was the furthest point to which we could obtain organised transport.
  
 The trip to Berridale was accompanied by the same spirit (only a lesser quantity) that pervaded the old Kosciusko tourist buses. There was the usual expectant climb out of Cooma and the whoops of joy when, at the four mile, the beautiful white capped Snowy Mountains came into view. It is at this point, I think, that even the most taciturn visitor to the snow becomes sociable. It is certainly where the snow bug gives a whale of a bite! The trip to Berridale was accompanied by the same spirit (only a lesser quantity) that pervaded the old Kosciusko tourist buses. There was the usual expectant climb out of Cooma and the whoops of joy when, at the four mile, the beautiful white capped Snowy Mountains came into view. It is at this point, I think, that even the most taciturn visitor to the snow becomes sociable. It is certainly where the snow bug gives a whale of a bite!
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 Pretty glimpses of the mountains are obtained throughout the trip. Pretty glimpses of the mountains are obtained throughout the trip.
  
-At Berridale our equipment and pantry were deposited in front of the pub and we set off to find a chap who had to take some supplies into Eastbourne and bring out some produce. When he saw our outfit he "​thought"​ he could give us a lift, so we and our gear were stowed among his supplies. It was then that six C.M.W'​s made their appearance and said they were going our way and could they? Could they? Well they did, but we still don't know how! That vehicle must have been well worth the photo no one thought to takes! We pulled a tarpaulin over ourselves to keep out the keen wind which, notwithstanding several rums at Berridale, still persicted ​in being very cold.+At Berridale our equipment and pantry were deposited in front of the pub and we set off to find a chap who had to take some supplies into Eastbourne and bring out some produce. When he saw our outfit he "​thought"​ he could give us a lift, so we and our gear were stowed among his supplies. It was then that six C.M.W'​s made their appearance and said they were going our way and could they? Could they? Well they did, but we still don't know how! That vehicle must have been well worth the photo no one thought to takes! We pulled a tarpaulin over ourselves to keep out the keen wind which, notwithstanding several rums at Berridale, still persisted ​in being very cold.
  
 After a rare trip, we and our gear were dropped on the eastern bank of the Gungarlin River near Snowy Plains and the "​vehicle"​ went off to drop the C.M.W. folk near their destination. It transpired that they were going to spend a week or so in Bulman'​s Hut up along the Gungarlin River and have some skiing on nearby drifts. That several of them were on their first skiing trip made it impracticable to invite them to join us as it was felt that only experienced skiers would be able to make our objective under the conditions we expected to face. So we wished them "good skiing"​ and then settled down to solve our new problems. After a rare trip, we and our gear were dropped on the eastern bank of the Gungarlin River near Snowy Plains and the "​vehicle"​ went off to drop the C.M.W. folk near their destination. It transpired that they were going to spend a week or so in Bulman'​s Hut up along the Gungarlin River and have some skiing on nearby drifts. That several of them were on their first skiing trip made it impracticable to invite them to join us as it was felt that only experienced skiers would be able to make our objective under the conditions we expected to face. So we wished them "good skiing"​ and then settled down to solve our new problems.
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 Whilst unloading, it had begun to snow lightly - big flaky stuff - so our first job was to protect our previsions. Then we turned our attention to the problem of crossing the swollen river that lay before us. Whilst unloading, it had begun to snow lightly - big flaky stuff - so our first job was to protect our previsions. Then we turned our attention to the problem of crossing the swollen river that lay before us.
  
-We had arranged with a friend to have a couple of pack horses at Snowy Plains House, so two of the party waded across the river fully clothed - it was up to their waists (and we understand rather cold) - and set out to walk the mile or two to the horses. (It is common ​ptactice ​in the snow country for skiers to walk fully clad through streams, it being claimed that the clothing gives greater protection from the extreme cold; but the writer considers it better to strip as far as necessary and put the dry clothes and footwear on again on the other side. Crossing streams above waist deep, however, should be considered only as a last and desperate resort since the shock of the cold above waist level may have serious consequences).+We had arranged with a friend to have a couple of pack horses at Snowy Plains House, so two of the party waded across the river fully clothed - it was up to their waists (and we understand rather cold) - and set out to walk the mile or two to the horses. (It is common ​practice ​in the snow country for skiers to walk fully clad through streams, it being claimed that the clothing gives greater protection from the extreme cold; but the writer considers it better to strip as far as necessary and put the dry clothes and footwear on again on the other side. Crossing streams above waist deep, however, should be considered only as a last and desperate resort since the shock of the cold above waist level may have serious consequences).
  
 In due course the horses arrived and we used them to ferry us across and then to bring our provisions along. In due course the horses arrived and we used them to ferry us across and then to bring our provisions along.
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 The altitude at Snowy Plains House is 4,400 feet. For a mile and a half our way led along the heathered banks of Teddy'​s Creek which were indescribably pretty in the early morning sunshine. Patches of snow in sheltered positions and the delicate tracery of frost and frozen soaks helped to make this part of the trip a veritable fairyland. The altitude at Snowy Plains House is 4,400 feet. For a mile and a half our way led along the heathered banks of Teddy'​s Creek which were indescribably pretty in the early morning sunshine. Patches of snow in sheltered positions and the delicate tracery of frost and frozen soaks helped to make this part of the trip a veritable fairyland.
  
-Just beyond Collin'​s Creek junction, at an altitude of 4,600 ft. we crossed Teddy'​s Creek again and commenced to climb to Brassy Gap. The way now followed an old snow covered bullock track through trees until, at 4750 ft, after passing through some sliprails, it crossed a small open plain. ​Wb paused to drink at a rill and then entered the timber on the western side of the clearing. From this point to the Gap at 5,450 ft. it constant climbing along a snow covered track, through tall timber. Some writers have exaggerated the severity of this climb. Anyone in ordinary physical condition, however, should not find it difficult even if carrying a heavy rucksack and skies.+Just beyond Collin'​s Creek junction, at an altitude of 4,600 ft. we crossed Teddy'​s Creek again and commenced to climb to Brassy Gap. The way now followed an old snow covered bullock track through trees until, at 4750 ft, after passing through some slip rails, it crossed a small open plain. ​We paused to drink at a rill and then entered the timber on the western side of the clearing. From this point to the Gap at 5,450 ft. it constant climbing along a snow covered track, through tall timber. Some writers have exaggerated the severity of this climb. Anyone in ordinary physical condition, however, should not find it difficult even if carrying a heavy rucksack and skies.
  
 The view from the Gap, which we reached at 9 a.m. is magnificent. Away to the east lie the rolling blue hills of the pretty Monaro while to the westward rises the dazzling beauty of the Snowy Mountains. It is indeed a beautiful sight and even the most prosaic is ready to pause awhile in admiration. The view from the Gap, which we reached at 9 a.m. is magnificent. Away to the east lie the rolling blue hills of the pretty Monaro while to the westward rises the dazzling beauty of the Snowy Mountains. It is indeed a beautiful sight and even the most prosaic is ready to pause awhile in admiration.
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 The snow was now deep enough to make further progress difficult without ski, so we kicked our feet into the toe irons, snapped the heel clips and launched us off down the other side. The snow was now deep enough to make further progress difficult without ski, so we kicked our feet into the toe irons, snapped the heel clips and launched us off down the other side.
  
-For a couple of miles we skied down a valley to the Burrumgubugge River near its junction with Dead Horse Creek. Just across the river is Kidman'​s Hut, a corrugated iron, single roomed, unlined, ​earthfloored ​shelter, not altogether a very desirable place in which to pass a winter night. This, however, is just what a party of four tough "​physical fitness"​ laddies had done. They were packing up as we arrived at about 10 a.m. so we used their fire to make some tea and chatted with them while we drank it.+For a couple of miles we skied down a valley to the Burrumgubugge River near its junction with Dead Horse Creek. Just across the river is Kidman'​s Hut, a corrugated iron, single roomed, unlined, ​earth-floored ​shelter, not altogether a very desirable place in which to pass a winter night. This, however, is just what a party of four tough "​physical fitness"​ laddies had done. They were packing up as we arrived at about 10 a.m. so we used their fire to make some tea and chatted with them while we drank it.
  
 They had come in the previous afternoon and had brought their previsions on a sledge. Darkness set in before they reached the hut and the sledge over running on a slope had struck a partly covered log in the dark and broken the front upturns of both runners. It was now being recommissioned with the spare aluminium tips. (Another accident shortly afterwards caused them to abandon the sledge and ski their provisions in the rucksack like us). They had come in the previous afternoon and had brought their previsions on a sledge. Darkness set in before they reached the hut and the sledge over running on a slope had struck a partly covered log in the dark and broken the front upturns of both runners. It was now being recommissioned with the spare aluminium tips. (Another accident shortly afterwards caused them to abandon the sledge and ski their provisions in the rucksack like us).
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-by "Ubi.+by "Ubi".
  
 In the Winter "​Tuggie"​ wears in camp a coat of very great thickness - like a built-in sleeping-bag. The size of Dorman'​s tent is, of course, proverbial. My thanks are due to Keats for having gone before and provided a medium for expression. In the Winter "​Tuggie"​ wears in camp a coat of very great thickness - like a built-in sleeping-bag. The size of Dorman'​s tent is, of course, proverbial. My thanks are due to Keats for having gone before and provided a medium for expression.
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 Several of our Naval and Military lads have been visiting the Club room lately, the latest Army visitors being Bill Whiney and Irving Calnan. They are both looking extremely well although they are apparently still unattached. Several of our Naval and Military lads have been visiting the Club room lately, the latest Army visitors being Bill Whiney and Irving Calnan. They are both looking extremely well although they are apparently still unattached.
  
-The Navy, represented by John Glover, looked in on us last Friday night. John has been with the British Navy. Been with them some time too, judging by the very tony accent. Don't they inoculate them before they go abroad?+The Navy, represented by John Glover, looked in on us last Friday night. John has been with the British Navy. Been with them some time too, judging by the very tory accent. Don't they inoculate them before they go abroad?
  
-It is not our place to give advice on this page, (we would have no gossip if we did) but may we pass a suggestion on to the two adolescents who are so wrapped up in each other that tney __always__ miss the __last__ boat. You can't expect the family to __like__ getting up out of bed to go and meet you with the car. Remember. It is a long worm that has no turning.+It is not our place to give advice on this page, (we would have no gossip if we did) but may we pass a suggestion on to the two adolescents who are so wrapped up in each other that they __always__ miss the __last__ boat. You can't expect the family to __like__ getting up out of bed to go and meet you with the car. Remember. It is a long worm that has no turning.
  
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 Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears" Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears"
  
-Many of the so called flowers can now take their place among the aristocrats. The nasturtium once scorned, is now a real artists flower featuring in many a still life painting also the prolific wattles we see about us every day are apt to be overlooked. At the present time the Acacia Linofolia is in full bloom with its beautiful creamy balls of perfect flowers forming delicate and feathery sprays. It derives its name from its fine flax like leaves. It is particularly beautiful along the Era track from Maynards to the Jungle track, at this time of the year Persoonia Pinifolia (Pine Leaf Geebung). The Persooniats were named after C.H. Persoom a distinguiohed ​botanist. The Pinifolia variety usually grows from 8 to 10 ft. high with pine like foliage and yellow flowers which crowd together at the tops of the branches. The corolla is erect and slightly hairy with 4 stamens attached to the middle of the deciduous petals. The short straight pistil does not ripen until the petals have fallen. The berry like fruits, when ripe are a purple colour and are often so crowded that they cause the branches to hang vertically. Depodium Punctatum (Hyacinth Orchid). The very attractive orchid has a robust fleshy stem - leafless, but with sheathing bracts at the base often redish and purple. Typical colour of the blooms are pink, blotched or spotted with maroon, but very variable in this respect - the flowers may be maroon with pink spots, wholly red, wholly pink or almost mauve. The selals, petals and labellum are almost equal, measuring from 1/4 to 1 inch long. The roots are very thick and succulent.+Many of the so called flowers can now take their place among the aristocrats. The nasturtium once scorned, is now a real artists flower featuring in many a still life painting also the prolific wattles we see about us every day are apt to be overlooked. At the present time the Acacia Linofolia is in full bloom with its beautiful creamy balls of perfect flowers forming delicate and feathery sprays. It derives its name from its fine flax like leaves. It is particularly beautiful along the Era track from Maynards to the Jungle track, at this time of the year Persoonia Pinifolia (Pine Leaf Geebung). The Persooniats were named after C.H. Persoom a distinguished ​botanist. The Pinifolia variety usually grows from 8 to 10 ft. high with pine like foliage and yellow flowers which crowd together at the tops of the branches. The corolla is erect and slightly hairy with 4 stamens attached to the middle of the deciduous petals. The short straight pistil does not ripen until the petals have fallen. The berry like fruits, when ripe are a purple colour and are often so crowded that they cause the branches to hang vertically. Depodium Punctatum (Hyacinth Orchid). The very attractive orchid has a robust fleshy stem - leafless, but with sheathing bracts at the base often redish and purple. Typical colour of the blooms are pink, blotched or spotted with maroon, but very variable in this respect - the flowers may be maroon with pink spots, wholly red, wholly pink or almost mauve. The selals, petals and labellum are almost equal, measuring from 1/4 to 1 inch long. The roots are very thick and succulent.
  
-Helichrysum Lucidum (Everlasting). From the Greek Helios the sun-Chrysos (gold) was named from the brilliant yellow colouring of the species which are popularly known as Everlastings from the never fading, often petal-like and shining membranous bracts of the involucre. The tubular florets are always yellow but the large bracts are white, yellow, brown or pink. The heads are large and usually with a semi-globular involucre from 1 to nearly 2 inches in diameter, the outer bracts being short and sessile and the inner gradually longer radiating and stalked. The numberous ​tubular florets are only half as long as the bracts and those in the outer row are thread like and have only a pistil. The united anthers have fine tails on the lower end and ripen before the pistil. The style grows up through the anther tube and pushes the pollen up and out for distribution after which the cylindrical style lobes unfold and are ready to receive pollen.+Helichrysum Lucidum (Everlasting). From the Greek Helios the sun-Chrysos (gold) was named from the brilliant yellow colouring of the species which are popularly known as Everlastings from the never fading, often petal-like and shining membranous bracts of the involucre. The tubular florets are always yellow but the large bracts are white, yellow, brown or pink. The heads are large and usually with a semi-globular involucre from 1 to nearly 2 inches in diameter, the outer bracts being short and sessile and the inner gradually longer radiating and stalked. The numerous ​tubular florets are only half as long as the bracts and those in the outer row are thread like and have only a pistil. The united anthers have fine tails on the lower end and ripen before the pistil. The style grows up through the anther tube and pushes the pollen up and out for distribution after which the cylindrical style lobes unfold and are ready to receive pollen.
  
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 How often have you talked of a Symphony Orchestra under the Gum Tree? No harsh walls to echo, no sombre back cloth, no still but oft breathed air, and no roof to shut out the sky? How often have you talked of a Symphony Orchestra under the Gum Tree? No harsh walls to echo, no sombre back cloth, no still but oft breathed air, and no roof to shut out the sky?
  
-Yesterday in Melbourne was realisation. The lovely lawns around the lake were filled with people - all sittinu ​and waiting. Flat open clumps of water lilies floated on the water. Tall spires of green hedged the far view, green shrubs softened the Island and greener lawns stretched into velvety distance. Over all was peace.+Yesterday in Melbourne was realisation. The lovely lawns around the lake were filled with people - all sitting ​and waiting. Flat open clumps of water lilies floated on the water. Tall spires of green hedged the far view, green shrubs softened the Island and greener lawns stretched into velvety distance. Over all was peace.
  
 "Swan Lake" in the perfect setting, and how different it all did seem. Is realism better than suggestion? It all depends on how real is the realism or how suggestive is the suggestion. "Swan Lake" in the perfect setting, and how different it all did seem. Is realism better than suggestion? It all depends on how real is the realism or how suggestive is the suggestion.
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 The music finished. A duck had moved in and completed her preening before continuing on and closing the whole scene, "Swan Lake " was over. The music finished. A duck had moved in and completed her preening before continuing on and closing the whole scene, "Swan Lake " was over.
  
-For the opening bars of Gounods "Ave Maria",​ a bird rose from behind a tree and soared heavenward, The long prelude was gloriously played, and then Thea Phillips sang to the accompanyment of a flook of white birds wheeling overhead then on skywards.+For the opening bars of Gounods "Ave Maria",​ a bird rose from behind a tree and soared heavenward, The long prelude was gloriously played, and then Thea Phillips sang to the accompanyment of a flock of white birds wheeling overhead then on skywards.
  
 Melbourne still has its sense of humour, for although the day was cool and dull, Thea sang joyously of "One Fine Day"; Bob and Charlie Savage wOndered with me just what WOULD have happened if it HAD rained! Melbourne still has its sense of humour, for although the day was cool and dull, Thea sang joyously of "One Fine Day"; Bob and Charlie Savage wOndered with me just what WOULD have happened if it HAD rained!
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 by "​Canopus"​ by "​Canopus"​
  
-The planets are often known as the wanderers, because they are continually moving amongst the other stars. They move through a series of constellations known as the "​Zodiac",​ which form a girdle around the earth. By means of these constellations we can roughly ​dercribe ​the position of any planet. At the present time Saturn is in Taurus and Jupiter in Gemini.+The planets are often known as the wanderers, because they are continually moving amongst the other stars. They move through a series of constellations known as the "​Zodiac",​ which form a girdle around the earth. By means of these constellations we can roughly ​describe ​the position of any planet. At the present time Saturn is in Taurus and Jupiter in Gemini.
  
 The planets which are further from the sun than we are known as the superior planets. Every year they move further towards the East. But for a large part of the time we are observing them they appear to move from East to West. The diagram below will give you the explanation of this "​retrogression"​. In the diagram these planets are assumed to be in a position they never have been in and never will be in. They are in a row, lined up for a race around the sun. But the handicapping is not fair. The outer planets have much further to go and the same time move more slowly. The arcs shown in the diagram show how far each planet would moved in three months. Actually we are moving faster than the superior planets, and during the time we are both moving in approximately the same direction, they appear, against the background of fixed stars, to be moving backwards. The planets which are further from the sun than we are known as the superior planets. Every year they move further towards the East. But for a large part of the time we are observing them they appear to move from East to West. The diagram below will give you the explanation of this "​retrogression"​. In the diagram these planets are assumed to be in a position they never have been in and never will be in. They are in a row, lined up for a race around the sun. But the handicapping is not fair. The outer planets have much further to go and the same time move more slowly. The arcs shown in the diagram show how far each planet would moved in three months. Actually we are moving faster than the superior planets, and during the time we are both moving in approximately the same direction, they appear, against the background of fixed stars, to be moving backwards.
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 |Saturn|29.46|6.0| |Saturn|29.46|6.0|
  
-In the diagram below the relative distances of the planets from the sun are approximately correct, but the sizes of the sun and planets enormously ​exagerated.+In the diagram below the relative distances of the planets from the sun are approximately correct, but the sizes of the sun and planets enormously ​exaggerated.
  
 [Diagram] [Diagram]
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 Enquiry at the Lands Department shows that it has not been altogether shelved, that, on the contrary, it has recently been taken down and dusted and is proceeding. Enquiry at the Lands Department shows that it has not been altogether shelved, that, on the contrary, it has recently been taken down and dusted and is proceeding.
  
-Early this year the Federation had a deputation about setting aside certain specific reserves some of them in the Blue Mountains. Later in the year the Blue Mountains Shire wrote to the Minister also asking for a deputation about the matter. The Minister said a deputation was not necessary because he had the matter wholly at heart; the lands, he said, had been definitely earmarked and would not be alienated, although the shortage of man power in the form of surveyors would prevent the matter ​froh being completed during the war. Finally there was the protest about the cutting of timber in the Mount Wilson District. This was the last straw that broke the camel'​s back. The papers were got out and handed to a surveyor who was told to report about the matter and see about its relationship to the Blue Mountains National Park scheme.+Early this year the Federation had a deputation about setting aside certain specific reserves some of them in the Blue Mountains. Later in the year the Blue Mountains Shire wrote to the Minister also asking for a deputation about the matter. The Minister said a deputation was not necessary because he had the matter wholly at heart; the lands, he said, had been definitely earmarked and would not be alienated, although the shortage of man power in the form of surveyors would prevent the matter ​from being completed during the war. Finally there was the protest about the cutting of timber in the Mount Wilson District. This was the last straw that broke the camel'​s back. The papers were got out and handed to a surveyor who was told to report about the matter and see about its relationship to the Blue Mountains National Park scheme.
  
 We feel a little sorry for the surveyor who has to report, for the file by this time is very very big. But for the rest of us all has happened for the best. The Blue Mountains National Park has not been shelved. The ground was well prepared by Myles and the seed was sown by the N.P.P.A.C. but each time someone has come along and watered it, the plant has grown. Some day the seed will bear fruit, but strangers will reap the harvest and probably get the credit. But what does credit matter? All that matters is that some day the Blue Mountains National Park will be a fact. We feel a little sorry for the surveyor who has to report, for the file by this time is very very big. But for the rest of us all has happened for the best. The Blue Mountains National Park has not been shelved. The ground was well prepared by Myles and the seed was sown by the N.P.P.A.C. but each time someone has come along and watered it, the plant has grown. Some day the seed will bear fruit, but strangers will reap the harvest and probably get the credit. But what does credit matter? All that matters is that some day the Blue Mountains National Park will be a fact.
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 After a discussion with Tom Herbert, Secretary of the Garrawarra Park Trust it was decided to find out whether there was any possibility of adding an extra area to the park. The extra area is part of Byrne'​s Estate and its acquisition would permit the erection of a fence down the ridge on the Southern side of the park. The question of shacks was also discussed. After a discussion with Tom Herbert, Secretary of the Garrawarra Park Trust it was decided to find out whether there was any possibility of adding an extra area to the park. The extra area is part of Byrne'​s Estate and its acquisition would permit the erection of a fence down the ridge on the Southern side of the park. The question of shacks was also discussed.
  
-Conservation Bureau'​s report on suggested Roadless Areas to be recommended to the Recreational Areas Sub-Commitee ​of the National Fitness Council was considered in detail and endorsed.+Conservation Bureau'​s report on suggested Roadless Areas to be recommended to the Recreational Areas Sub-Committee ​of the National Fitness Council was considered in detail and endorsed.
  
 The motion for the alteration of the Constitution by reducing the quorum from 7 to 5 delegates was lost. The motion for the alteration of the Constitution by reducing the quorum from 7 to 5 delegates was lost.
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 Miss Dorothy Song's resignation,​ for medical reasons, from the position of Honorary Secretary, was accepted with regret and appreciation expressed for all Miss Song's work. Miss Dorothy Song's resignation,​ for medical reasons, from the position of Honorary Secretary, was accepted with regret and appreciation expressed for all Miss Song's work.
  
-Miss Ruth Schleicher asked the Federation for support in the protest against the proposod ​timber cutting at Mt. Wilson.+Miss Ruth Schleicher asked the Federation for support in the protest against the proposed ​timber cutting at Mt. Wilson.
  
-The whole Blue Mountains National Park scheme submitted some years ago by the N.P.P.A.C. and the Federation has been revived, as a first step; the authorities are having the areas asked for by last year's deputation to the Minister for Lands reported on by a surveyor with a view to dedication after the war (see other artidle ​in this issue).+The whole Blue Mountains National Park scheme submitted some years ago by the N.P.P.A.C. and the Federation has been revived, as a first step; the authorities are having the areas asked for by last year's deputation to the Minister for Lands reported on by a surveyor with a view to dedication after the war (see other article ​in this issue).
  
-Mr. Arnold Rae, of the C.M.W. left a legacy to the Conservation Bureau of the Federation. A letter ​og appreciation was sent to his parents.+Mr. Arnold Rae, of the C.M.W. left a legacy to the Conservation Bureau of the Federation. A letter ​of appreciation was sent to his parents.
  
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-==="​That kind of fellow ​--+==="​That kind of fellow:===
  
 Always leaves his camp-site in better condition that he found it. He burns the rubbish, buries the cans, and puts out the fire so that it stays out - no bush fires Always leaves his camp-site in better condition that he found it. He burns the rubbish, buries the cans, and puts out the fire so that it stays out - no bush fires
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