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 +=====Bushwalking By Air Across New Guinea.=====
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 +By J. Debert.
 +
 +Flying along the coast... the Owen Stanley Range majestically rearing its great height into the high heavens in the distance... a rough and rugged country for any humans to fight in, rough but beautiful.
 +
 +Beautiful valleys with low-lying clouds and early morning mists enhancing the glory of the landscape. A perfect bank of snow-white clouds draped on the mountain tops. It's good to be alive! The thrill of peering into the fathomless depth of blue water, looking for fish -- or "​subs"​. The fascination of flying over innumerable reefs with their wealth of vivid colourings. Reefs are more delightful than ever when gzing down upon them from a height.
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 +Cocoanut fringed islands looking like emeralds set in show-white claws in a setting of azure blue. Golden sands and rugged rocks. Other islands with cocoanut plantations covering the whole area. Native villages, so square and so squat and looking so very neat and tidy from the air. Catamarans pulled up on the beaches, others filled with natives out fishing. Sailing boats, some with white sails, others with russet or red, making plesant picture book paintings to gaze down upon.
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 +Delightful bays, some small, others large, sweeping into great half circles of golden sands. Rivers, large and small, winding their serpentine ways like snakes through the thick jungles.
 +
 +It had rained heavily in the early hours of the morning and the muddy coloured storm waters stood out sharply in contrast to the clean blueness of the ocean. The cool inviting green of certain patches, lovely lagoons, refreshing to look upon... the wonders of the famous Coral Sea.
 +
 +I am still a boy at heart. I stand up all the way with my head out of an open gun turret. The force of the wind blows with pressure on the back of my head, I am revelling in every minute. A grand show! Fancy being paid for doing it!
 +
 +Now a lengthy period over stretches of reef. A few vivid green grasslands. The symmetrical beauty of cultivated cocoanut plantations. A boat towing two launches, looking like toys in a child'​s wonderland playground pool. Hardly a ripple on the water.
  
-BUSiPTTALKIG .T.Tf AI.L C.ROSS iTT.7 GT.T I 1T.E.n. 
-_ _ _ 
-By J. Deberti 
-Flying along the coast...the Owen Stanley PLange majestically rearing its great height into the high heavens in the distance......a rough and rugged country for any humans to fight in, rough but beautiful. 
-Beautiful valleys with low-lying clouds and early morning mists enhancing the glory of the landsca-)e. L.:2erfect bank of snow-white clouds draped on the mountain tops. It's good to be alive! The thrill of peering into the fathomless depth of blue water, looking for fish -- or "​subs"​. 
-The fascination of flying over innumerable reefs with their wealth of vivid 
-lourings. Reefs are more delightful than ever when gzing down upon them from a height, 
-Cocoanut fringed islands looking like emeralds set in show-white claws in a setting of azure blue. Golden sands and rugged rocks. Other islands with cocoanut plantations covering the whole area. Native villages, so square and so squat and looking so very neat and tidy from the air. Catamarans pulled up on the beaches, others filled with natives out fishing. Sailing boats, some with white sails, others with rus,oet or red, making plesant - picture book paintings to gaze down upon. 
-Delightful bays, some small, others large, sweeping into great half circles of golden sands. Rivers, large and small, winding their serpentine ways like snakes through the thick jungl. s, 
- It had rained heavily in the early hours of the morning and the muddy coloured storm waters stood out sharply in contrast to the clean blueness 
-of the ocean, The cool inviting green of ccrtain patches., lovely lagoons, refreshing to look upon...the wonders of the famous Coral Sea. 
-I am still a boy at heart. I stand up all the way with my head out 
-of an open gun turret. The force of the wind blows with pressure on the back of my head, I am revelling in every minute. A grand show! Fancy being - paid for doing it 
-Now a lengthy period over stretches of reef. A few vivid green grasslands. The symmetrical beauty of cultivated cocoanut plantations. A boat towing two launches, lohing like toys in a child'​s wonderland playground pool. Hardly a ripnle on the water, 
 Now, a big river, its long valley running miles back into those ever wonderful mountains, its muddled waters stretching three or four miles out into the sea. Now, a big river, its long valley running miles back into those ever wonderful mountains, its muddled waters stretching three or four miles out into the sea.
-We turn sudConly. I sensesomething is wrong, word comes there'​s a "​yellow"​ on in my part of the countr:. We are in sighting distance, only 15 flying minutes away. The gunl_er ​in the rear turret has no need to make + 
-7' +We turn suddenly. I sense something is wrong, word comes there'​s a "​yellow"​ on in my part of the country. We are in sighting distance, only 15 flying minutes away. The gunner ​in the rear turret has no need to make signs to me to search the skies. I'm ahead of him gazing into the sun, to the north and up above. 
-signs to me to search the skies. I'm ahead of him gazing into the sun, to the north and uP above. + 
-It's thrilling!. ​Vie make a semi-circular turn, glide gracefully down almost to the tree tons. We flf un6e- till tops, over Ireicos; ​up rugged ravines; we gaze through the tree :).f anches ​above us,+It's thrilling!. ​We make a semi-circular turn, glide gracefully down almost to the tree tops. We fly under hill tops, over ridges, ​up rugged ravines; we gaze through the tree branches ​above us
 The pilot makes the most of wisps of misty cloud for covering. We are well camouflaged against the trees and valleys; still we are taking no risks. The pilot is going home to the mainland next week and he wants to go home whole. The pilot makes the most of wisps of misty cloud for covering. We are well camouflaged against the trees and valleys; still we are taking no risks. The pilot is going home to the mainland next week and he wants to go home whole.
-But in spite of our care and our coverage we still scan the skies incessantly. Guns are codked ready. They'​re not needed this time. After half an hour of hedge-hopping amid mountain ridges the "all cleav" comes through. Back we go and soon we're larding on the little strip of New Guinea we have come t7 call "​home"​. 
-FLOWERS OF TU.E SOULLMN ALPS 
-Ray birt. 
  
-"What pleasure lives in heights?"​ the she-..?​herd ​sang. A flower lovers +But in spite of our care and our coverage we still scan the skies incessantly. Guns are cocked ready. They'​re not needed this time. After half an hour of hedge-hopping amid mountain ridges the "all clear" comes through. Back we go and soon we're landing on the little strip of New Guinea we have come to call "​home"​. 
-answer to the question would be The charm of al:​Ane ​plants and the peace of + 
-the high hills"​. Snowfields have great grandeur, but those who go to the high places in winter for snow snorts ​miss the beauty of the lovnly +---- 
-gardens with their numberless wild flowers. Early summer is the pleasantest + 
-season for rambling where the snow lies dee? in the wintertime. It is spring on the Mountains when summer still reigns below and summer when Autumn has come to the lowlands. For the pleasure that lives in heihts ​we must be grateful +=====Flowers Of The Southern Alps.===== 
-to wild nature who has planted her alpine garden with snow-daisies,​ dwarf everlastings,​ sweet-scented ​stachhousia, companalus, violets, ​buttercu-Ds ​and hosts of other small beautiful plants. + 
-The snow daisy of the rio,w. blooms from December to March. Its large and beautiful white flowers make a gr:.nd dis-,​Dlay ​when thousads ​are gleaming together in the sun, but the plants look dingy and bedraggled after their flowers have faded and ice-cold water from the snow drifts is tinkling down the Yountain ​sideOne sees them in hosts and in charming groups and they lok their best when growing along the shore of a blue alpine lake. Hardy perennials, they withste nd months beneath the snow, but will not flourish +Ray Birt. 
-in our gardens. Clemisea Longiflora (snow or Mountain Daisy) looks silvery, + 
-because the plant is covered in silky hairs, particularly the under surface of the dark green glossy leaves, so that it may fairly be called the "​silver +"What pleasure lives in heights?"​ the shepherd ​sang. A flower lovers answer to the question would be "The charm of alpine ​plants and the peace of the high hills"​. Snowfields have great grandeur, but those who go to the high places in winter for snow sports ​miss the beauty of the lovely ​gardens with their numberless wild flowers. Early summer is the pleasantest season for rambling where the snow lies deep in the wintertime. It is spring on the Mountains when summer still reigns below and summer when Autumn has come to the lowlands. For the pleasure that lives in heights ​we must be grateful to wild nature who has planted her alpine garden with snow-daisies,​ dwarf everlastings,​ sweet-scented ​stackhousia, companalus, violets, ​buttercups ​and hosts of other small beautiful plants. 
-daisy"​. Some of the Alpine ​dc isies have mauve flowers, others are white but much smaller than those of Clemises. + 
-The golden daisy, an everlasting,​ grows in colonies on the Mountains. +The snow daisy of the N.S.W. blooms from December to March. Its large and beautiful white flowers make a grand display ​when thousands ​are gleaming together in the sun, but the plants look dingy and bedraggled after their flowers have faded and ice-cold water from the snow drifts is tinkling down the Mountain ​sideOne sees them in hosts and in charming groups and they look their best when growing along the shore of a blue alpine lake. Hardy perennials, they withstand ​months beneath the snow, but will not flourish in our gardens. Clemisea Longiflora (snow or Mountain Daisy) looks silvery, because the plant is covered in silky hairs, particularly the under surface of the dark green glossy leaves, so that it may fairly be called the "​silver daisy"​. Some of the Alpine ​daisies ​have mauve flowers, others are white but much smaller than those of Clemises. 
-It forms cushiony masses of silvery leaves and above them nod golden flower+ 
-beds on upright stems from a few inches to about one f-ot high. This sturdy little highlander is a variety (Auricep) of the common hoary sunray with white flowers which grows so abundantly on sandy loams in lowland areas. +The golden daisy, an everlasting,​ grows in colonies on the Mountains. It forms cushiony masses of silvery leaves and above them nod golden flower ​heads on upright stems from a few inches to about one foot high. This sturdy little highlander is a variety (Auricep) of the common hoary sunray with white flowers which grows so abundantly on sandy loams in lowland areas. 
-.8. + 
-Generally, alpine forms of plants that grow far above the onow line are rather different in form and have more richly coloured flowers. The alpine bells ONahlenbergia) are of a deecr hue than their lowland cousins, +Generally, alpine forms of plants that grow far above the snow line are rather different in form and have more richly coloured flowers. The alpine bells (Wahlenbergia) are of a deeper ​hue than their lowland cousins
-Australia'​s only Gentian - our sole representative of a genus with more than 300 members has white flowers, striped purplish or blue; now showy like the Gentians of the Euro pean alps, but a pretty little wild flower very pleasant + 
-to meat when one goes rambling on the idountains. We met large quantities of these delightful blooms in the Wilkinson Valley, +Australia'​s only Gentian - our sole representative of a genus with more than 300 members has white flowers, striped purplish or blue; now showy like the Gentians of the European ​alps, but a pretty little wild flower very pleasant to meet when one goes rambling on the mountains. We met large quantities of these delightful blooms in the Wilkinson Valley
-We saw only one clump of native ​udelwiss ​- a rare little alpine of + 
-silvery brown appearance. Silver edelwiss forms carets ​pretty enough for +We saw only one clump of native ​edelwiss ​- a rare little alpine of silvery brown appearance. Silver edelwiss forms carpets ​pretty enough for elves to dance on - unless they prefer a polished ​floor, and that many a mountain boulder would provide
-elves to dance on - unless they prefer a polished ​fl,or, and that many a + 
-mountain boulder would provide, +Alpine ​Stackhousia'​s bright ​green mats almost hidden by fairy size, white, creamy flowers may be found wherever there is moistureLake valleys of Koscisuko ​are flaked with Stackhousia in suthmertime as if snowflakes ​lay unmelted ​in the sunshine. ​Purple ​eyebrights and snow Aciphylla, a small perennial with white flowers delight in the little clear water streams that make fairy cascades on granite rocksAs dainty as many other alpines ​is the Pratia, with starry white flowers, it grows flat on the mud. Favouring wet depressions it may grow in company with the dwarf buttercup and the snow penny-wort. We claw traces of orchids abounding, but alas, were too late for their blooms
-Alpine ​Stachhousials bri ht green mats almost hidden by fairy size,white, + 
-creamy flowers may be found wherever there is moistureLake valleys of KoEcisuko ​are flaked with Stackhousia in suthmertime as if snewflakes ​lay un- +All the wide valleys are beautiful with wild flowers of a 100 different kinds, when old "Kossy'​s" white mantle has become a thing of long shreds and big patches, when snow gums again show fantastic roots grasping the ribs of the mountain and small brown butterflies are welcomed by heath flowers on the Plains of Heaven. Every hour that a sun-dial counts is enchanting in alpine gardens, with a blue sky over them and the air as clear and pure as water rippling down the moriane ​from thawing drifts. 
-melted ​in the sunshine. ​Purl e eyebrights and snow Aciphylla, a small perennial + 
-with white flowers delight in the little clear water streams that make fairy cascades on granite rocksAs dainty as many other al7Dines ​is the Pratia,with starry white flowers, it grows flat on the mud. Favouring wet depressions it may grow in company with the dwarf buttercup and the snow penny-wort. We claw traces of orchids abounding, but alas, were too late for their blooms, +---- 
-All the wide valleys are beautiful with wild flowers of a 100 different + 
-kinds, when old "Kossyts" white mantle has become a thing of long shreds and big patches, when snow gums again show fantastic roots grasping the ribs of the mountain and small brown butterflies are welcomed by heath flowers on the Plains of Heaven. Every hour that a sun-dial counts is enchanting in alpine gardens, with a blue sky over them and the air as clear and pure as water +=====Ten Years On Committee.===== 
-ri-ling doWn the moriceee ​from thawing drifts. + 
-TEN YEAES ON COMMITTEE +For a whole ton years Joan Moppett ​has been a member of the Committee, and a very hard working member ​too. For most of the time she was Assistant Secretary and when Tom went away she took his place as Secretary! ​As Wal Roots said at the annual meeting, the Secretary'​s job is the key job of the clubIt has been fortunate for the Club to have an old member continue so long in office. There have been a lot of changes and a lot of new members in ten years. But it's still the same old club, and one can'​t ​help feeling that Jean has had a lot to do with this. 
-For a whole ton years Joan Mo,​ppett ​has been a member of the Committee, + 
-and a very hard working member ​tee). For most of the time she was Assistant +Now she has acquired a house and expects ​to be pretty busy making it ship-shape. When she first took it it was nearly obscured by luxuriant herbage. One week-end last month a team of Bush Walkers arrived with various implements and disappeared into the undergrowth. ​By sunday night a garden and lawns was revealedIt reminded one somewhat of a newly shorn sheep, but there was no doubt it was a garden - with lawns tooThe herbage was piled in a great heap at the back. Anxious ​neighbours peeped ​from behind ​blinds, awaiting ​the great fire and smoke. This time they were spared. ​But its going to be a bonzer ​fire when it starts. 
-Secretary and when Tom went away she took his place as Secratery; ​As Wal + 
-hoots said at the annual meeting, the Secretary'​s job is the key job of the clubIt has been fortunate for the Club to have an old member continue +---- 
-so long in office. There have been a lgt of changes and a lot of new members + 
-in ten years. But it's still the same old club, and one cantt help feeling that Jean has had a lot to do with this. +
-Now she has acquired a house and exDects ​to be pretty busy making it ship-sha-)e. When she first took it it was nearly obscured by luxuriant herbage. One week-end last month a team of Bush Walkers arrived with various implements and disappeared into the undergrowth. ​Dy sunday night a garden and lawns was revealedIt reminded one somewhat of a newly shorn sheep,but there was no doubt it was a garden - with lawns tooThe herbage was piled in a great heap at the back. 4nxious ​neighbours ​:peeped ​frem behind ​blindslawaiting ​the great fire and smoke.This time they were s-2ared,But its going to be a bon,​zer ​fire when'it starts.+
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 LETTERS FROM THE LADS AND LASSES. LETTERS FROM THE LADS AND LASSES.
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