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 The Business Manager. The Business Manager.
  
-In the last two years thcl cost of producing the magazine has increased rapidly. Covers have increased 60%, stencils 50%. stencil cutting 33-1/3% and other costs in compatible proportions. If the price remained at 3d. there would probably be a loss of nearly £10 this year.+In the last two years the cost of producing the magazine has increased rapidly. Covers have increased 60%, stencils 50%. stencil cutting 33-1/3% and other costs in compatible proportions. If the price remained at 3d. there would probably be a loss of nearly £10 this year.
  
 This position was explained to the last General Meeting, and it was decided to increase the price to 4d., at which price there will probably be a loss of £3 to £4. Annual subscription rates will now be 4/-, and 5/6d if the magazine is to be posted. This position was explained to the last General Meeting, and it was decided to increase the price to 4d., at which price there will probably be a loss of £3 to £4. Annual subscription rates will now be 4/-, and 5/6d if the magazine is to be posted.
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 I have always been a trifle "​sniffy"​ about huts, regarding them as dirty and rat infested. However after a recent holiday down Kosciusko way, I have decided that my prejudice arose from pure ignorance, and I have been completely converted to their many advantages in high country and to their general desirability. In view of the activities of the Hostel Movement and kindred bodies at present, I thought perhaps those members who do not knew the huts might be interested to hear of those we visited. I have always been a trifle "​sniffy"​ about huts, regarding them as dirty and rat infested. However after a recent holiday down Kosciusko way, I have decided that my prejudice arose from pure ignorance, and I have been completely converted to their many advantages in high country and to their general desirability. In view of the activities of the Hostel Movement and kindred bodies at present, I thought perhaps those members who do not knew the huts might be interested to hear of those we visited.
  
-We camped first, immediately in front of Foreman'​s Hut, situated just over Charlotte Pass, using the building as a wind break. At this height we were above the tree line and there was little or no shelter. It was cold and windy at night and we were glad to use the fireplace situated on the verandah as it would have been very upleasant ​cooking over the usual campfire. We made beds of sweet smelling heather, surmounted by blankets from the hut, and were very comfortable. Foreman'​s has recently been renovated and is a somewhat comodious hut of three rooms and verandah. We were expecting the owner, Mr. Wallace, to arrive any day with his men to start mustering the sheep but saw nothing of them, Using this campsite as a base we explored the lakes and Kosciusko and Townsend. The only thing that impressed me about Mt. Kosciusko was the inscription on the tablet erected there:-+We camped first, immediately in front of Foreman'​s Hut, situated just over Charlotte Pass, using the building as a wind break. At this height we were above the tree line and there was little or no shelter. It was cold and windy at night and we were glad to use the fireplace situated on the verandah as it would have been very unpleasant ​cooking over the usual campfire. We made beds of sweet smelling heather, surmounted by blankets from the hut, and were very comfortable. Foreman'​s has recently been renovated and is a somewhat comodious hut of three rooms and verandah. We were expecting the owner, Mr. Wallace, to arrive any day with his men to start mustering the sheep but saw nothing of them, Using this campsite as a base we explored the lakes and Kosciusko and Townsend. The only thing that impressed me about Mt. Kosciusko was the inscription on the tablet erected there:-
  
-"from the valley of the Murray'​s pinnacle rocky and naked predominate over several ​othors ​was chosen by Strezelecke for a point of trig survey. The particular ​confiuration ​of this eminence he recorded struck me so forcibly by the similarity it bears to a tumulus elevated in Krakow, over the tomb of the patriot Kosciusko, that although in a foreign country, on foreign ground, but amongst a free people, who appreciate freedom and its votaries, I could not refrain from giving it the name of Kosciusko"​.+"from the valley of the Murray'​s pinnacle rocky and naked predominate over several ​others ​was chosen by Strezelecke for a point of trig survey. The particular ​configuration ​of this eminence he recorded struck me so forcibly by the similarity it bears to a tumulus elevated in Krakow, over the tomb of the patriot Kosciusko, that although in a foreign country, on foreign ground, but amongst a free people, who appreciate freedom and its votaries, I could not refrain from giving it the name of Kosciusko"​.
  
 Mt. Townsend however provided one of the most magnificent views imaginable. Visibility was good and we looked away south into the Victorian mountains, range upon range of misty blue, surmounted by a bank of white cloud. Away below to the right was the lovely valley of the Geehi, which we subsequently visited, and which realised for us all that this first glimpse promised. Mt. Townsend however provided one of the most magnificent views imaginable. Visibility was good and we looked away south into the Victorian mountains, range upon range of misty blue, surmounted by a bank of white cloud. Away below to the right was the lovely valley of the Geehi, which we subsequently visited, and which realised for us all that this first glimpse promised.
  
-In order to secure an early start down the Ramshead Range we moved up to Seaman'​s Hut, arriving in a gale of such force that we could hardly stand against it. Lying snugly in bed that night I appreciated the advantage of being within four stout walls. This is a two roomed hut with lobby containing wood (the hut is well above the tree line and no doubt in winter is kept well supplied with wood. We carried all we could find up to it for ouw own use), and contains a stove which serves the double purpose of warming the hut and cooking. There is very little space on it for cooking and it is obviously not intended for anything but a temorary ​abode. There are windows on each wall and you have lovely views of nearby peaks, hidden by skudding clouds at times or lighted by sunrise or moonlight, but in all circumstances delightful.+In order to secure an early start down the Ramshead Range we moved up to Seaman'​s Hut, arriving in a gale of such force that we could hardly stand against it. Lying snugly in bed that night I appreciated the advantage of being within four stout walls. This is a two roomed hut with lobby containing wood (the hut is well above the tree line and no doubt in winter is kept well supplied with wood. We carried all we could find up to it for our own use), and contains a stove which serves the double purpose of warming the hut and cooking. There is very little space on it for cooking and it is obviously not intended for anything but a temporary ​abode. There are windows on each wall and you have lovely views of nearby peaks, hidden by skudding clouds at times or lighted by sunrise or moonlight, but in all circumstances delightful.
  
-Following a very enjoyable trip down to the Murray we returned to Foreman'​s and as Mr. Wallace still did not put in an apparance ​we took advantage of the beds, and after a very strenuous climb up Hannels Spur (and after arising at 5 a.m.) we did appreciate those beds! We hope some day to meet Mr. Wallace in order to thank him for the use of his hut. Our food for the second week was left safely there whilst we jaunted down to Victoria.+Following a very enjoyable trip down to the Murray we returned to Foreman'​s and as Mr. Wallace still did not put in an appearance ​we took advantage of the beds, and after a very strenuous climb up Hannels Spur (and after arising at 5 a.m.) we did appreciate those beds! We hope some day to meet Mr. Wallace in order to thank him for the use of his hut. Our food for the second week was left safely there whilst we jaunted down to Victoria.
  
-The next hut visited was Pounds and by this time we were so converted to huts that we did not make any attempt to erect our tents. This hut consists of two rooms and is provided with 5 or 6 bedsteads and mattresses, beds one above the other bunk type, and contains the usual cooker. This hut is situated in the loveliest valley and we felt content to stay there indefinitely. We were now down amonst ​the trees again, and all around were green ridges with snow gums throwing out their branches in fantastic shapes. The Snowy River had greatly increased in size and here were long pools that we felt must abound in trout.+The next hut visited was Pounds and by this time we were so converted to huts that we did not make any attempt to erect our tents. This hut consists of two rooms and is provided with 5 or 6 bedsteads and mattresses, beds one above the other bunk type, and contains the usual cooker. This hut is situated in the loveliest valley and we felt content to stay there indefinitely. We were now down amongst ​the trees again, and all around were green ridges with snow gums throwing out their branches in fantastic shapes. The Snowy River had greatly increased in size and here were long pools that we felt must abound in trout.
  
-Whites River Hut has been described to us as being in the most beautiful valley of the Range in Winter, and we understand that in Spring with the surrounding hills smothored ​in purple ​heathar ​it is very delightful. However it was the only hut we found in a dirty condition and we were not impressed. As we left and looked back down the valley, glorious banks of clouds were crossing the horizon, and this somewhat tended to give a happier recollection of the locality.+Whites River Hut has been described to us as being in the most beautiful valley of the Range in Winter, and we understand that in Spring with the surrounding hills smothered ​in purple ​heather ​it is very delightful. However it was the only hut we found in a dirty condition and we were not impressed. As we left and looked back down the valley, glorious banks of clouds were crossing the horizon, and this somewhat tended to give a happier recollection of the locality.
  
 We had intended to stay a day or two at the Tin Hut, not knowing that anyone would be there. On arrival it was evident that someone was living there and we found that it is occupied by sheep men all the Summer. We camped nearby and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Amos and Tom Blyton, who provided us with chops for breakfast and a loaf of bread as a parting gift next morning. We were very glad that night to cook at their stove. This hut is situated on top of the range at 6,200 ft. and once again it is not so comfortable for campfires. We had intended to stay a day or two at the Tin Hut, not knowing that anyone would be there. On arrival it was evident that someone was living there and we found that it is occupied by sheep men all the Summer. We camped nearby and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Amos and Tom Blyton, who provided us with chops for breakfast and a loaf of bread as a parting gift next morning. We were very glad that night to cook at their stove. This hut is situated on top of the range at 6,200 ft. and once again it is not so comfortable for campfires.
  
-The following morning was very misty and the weather not very promising looking and we decided to move down to the Alpine Hut, where we knew we would have ample accommodation in the event of extended bad weather. The walk down in the mist was very pleasant and we passud ​through groves of beautifully fantastic gums that reminded one of Walt Disney'​s drawings. The Alpine Hut which is the property of the Alpine Club is a popular resort for members and friends for skiing in the Winter months, in normal times. It is a commodious hut with several dormitories,​ shower recess (we heated water and had hot showers and you can imagine what a joy they were after nearly a fortnight out) and a combined kitchen and living room which contains a large fuel stove. There are good ski runs in the near vicinity. The following morning we went on to the range and spied the land out for our trip to Jagungal which we planned for the following day. After lunch on the Valentine River (and a long sunbake which was a feature of our days when times permitted) we paid a visit to Mawsons Hut and as usual were received by the man living there with great friendliness and hospitality. They were always a little bit staggered to have five women descend on them and apparantly ​our party was a record in this regard. They brought in a couple of horses for the girls to ride, and here again we were presented with a loaf of home baked bread, and enjoyed afternoon tea with them on that and the following day.+The following morning was very misty and the weather not very promising looking and we decided to move down to the Alpine Hut, where we knew we would have ample accommodation in the event of extended bad weather. The walk down in the mist was very pleasant and we passed ​through groves of beautifully fantastic gums that reminded one of Walt Disney'​s drawings. The Alpine Hut which is the property of the Alpine Club is a popular resort for members and friends for skiing in the Winter months, in normal times. It is a commodious hut with several dormitories,​ shower recess (we heated water and had hot showers and you can imagine what a joy they were after nearly a fortnight out) and a combined kitchen and living room which contains a large fuel stove. There are good ski runs in the near vicinity. The following morning we went on to the range and spied the land out for our trip to Jagungal which we planned for the following day. After lunch on the Valentine River (and a long sunbake which was a feature of our days when times permitted) we paid a visit to Mawsons Hut and as usual were received by the man living there with great friendliness and hospitality. They were always a little bit staggered to have five women descend on them and apparently ​our party was a record in this regard. They brought in a couple of horses for the girls to ride, and here again we were presented with a loaf of home baked bread, and enjoyed afternoon tea with them on that and the following day.
  
-The next morning we arose at 5 a.m. (in the dark) and had eaten breakfast and climbed on to the range before the sunrise. We made our way through frost covered grass and shrubs, and on the tops there was a thin layer of ice on some of the shallow pools. We had a most enjoyable walk across to Jagungal and reached the trig. about 11 a.m. This is truly a glorious mountain, and its peaks are visible from almost any point on the range. The view from the trig. beggars description,​ and you look out on to a magnificent ​panamora ​of mountains and streams.+The next morning we arose at 5 a.m. (in the dark) and had eaten breakfast and climbed on to the range before the sunrise. We made our way through frost covered grass and shrubs, and on the tops there was a thin layer of ice on some of the shallow pools. We had a most enjoyable walk across to Jagungal and reached the trig. about 11 a.m. This is truly a glorious mountain, and its peaks are visible from almost any point on the range. The view from the trig. beggars description,​ and you look out on to a magnificent ​panorama ​of mountains and streams.
  
-We left the mountains with very happy recollections of the friendliness and hospitality extended to us, and a whole hearted admiration for the sheep and cattle men who keep their huts in a state of cleanliness and order that would do credit to any houswife.+We left the mountains with very happy recollections of the friendliness and hospitality extended to us, and a whole hearted admiration for the sheep and cattle men who keep their huts in a state of cleanliness and order that would do credit to any housewife.
  
-Many of the huts are available to walkers or anyone else passing through but of course you do not know who else may be there, and many of the men rely on the huts and would not have necessary gear for camping, so that you could not plan a trip on the assumption that you would be able to use ihe huts. If the Hostel movement or the National Fitness folk could arrange to have huts for walkers at appropriate intervals on the range it would indeed be grand. Although we prefer to camp whenever conditions are anyway suitable, there is no doubt that when you get above the tree line, it is not often that you can be very comfortable in a tent, and also it would be very helpful not to have the weight of your tent on a fortnight'​s trip.+Many of the huts are available to walkers or anyone else passing through but of course you do not know who else may be there, and many of the men rely on the huts and would not have necessary gear for camping, so that you could not plan a trip on the assumption that you would be able to use the huts. If the Hostel movement or the National Fitness folk could arrange to have huts for walkers at appropriate intervals on the range it would indeed be grand. Although we prefer to camp whenever conditions are anyway suitable, there is no doubt that when you get above the tree line, it is not often that you can be very comfortable in a tent, and also it would be very helpful not to have the weight of your tent on a fortnight'​s trip.
  
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 The accuracy of our maps rests on a system of triangulation i.e. the surveyors set up and measure triangles all over the country. The accuracy of our maps rests on a system of triangulation i.e. the surveyors set up and measure triangles all over the country.
  
-If you hark back to schoolday ​trionometry ​or even geometry you will remember that if the length of one side of a triangle be known, also the magnitude of the angles at each end of that side, the lengths of the other two sides and size of the remaining angle can be readily calculated.+If you hark back to schoolday ​trigonometry ​or even geometry you will remember that if the length of one side of a triangle be known, also the magnitude of the angles at each end of that side, the lengths of the other two sides and size of the remaining angle can be readily calculated.
  
-Now the surveyors, when setting out accurately to map a new country, decide on the base line possibly five or six miles long on a oonvenient ​plain where its length can be measured very accurately with special and elaborate equipment.+Now the surveyors, when setting out accurately to map a new country, decide on the base line possibly five or six miles long on a convenient ​plain where its length can be measured very accurately with special and elaborate equipment.
  
 Then an instrument called a theodolite, which is used in the accurate measurement of horizontal and vertical angles, is set up accurately over one end of the line and sighted on to a target on some convenient mountain or hill. The angle between the base line and the hill is then measured on the theodolite. Similarly the angle subtended by the hill at the other end of the base line is measured. The surveyor then calculates the distance of the hill from each end of the base line and so knows all about the triangle thus formed. He then uses the two sides so found as bases for two more triangles using other hills. Then an instrument called a theodolite, which is used in the accurate measurement of horizontal and vertical angles, is set up accurately over one end of the line and sighted on to a target on some convenient mountain or hill. The angle between the base line and the hill is then measured on the theodolite. Similarly the angle subtended by the hill at the other end of the base line is measured. The surveyor then calculates the distance of the hill from each end of the base line and so knows all about the triangle thus formed. He then uses the two sides so found as bases for two more triangles using other hills.
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 Where he mounts his target or theodolite he erects a mound of stones. These are usually on hill tops and are what we call "​Trigs"​. Where he mounts his target or theodolite he erects a mound of stones. These are usually on hill tops and are what we call "​Trigs"​.
  
-Now the country is divided into a systim ​of triangles called primary, secondary and tertiary triangles. The primary triangles may have sides averaging perhaps sixty miles or more in length but occasionally the sides may be over a hundred miles long. The sides of secondary triangles average around ten miles, while tertiary triangles have sides of from one to three miles long.+Now the country is divided into a system ​of triangles called primary, secondary and tertiary triangles. The primary triangles may have sides averaging perhaps sixty miles or more in length but occasionally the sides may be over a hundred miles long. The sides of secondary triangles average around ten miles, while tertiary triangles have sides of from one to three miles long.
  
-This triangulation fixes the position of a large number of points on the proposed map. Then the surveyor takes the area of one of the tertiary triangles and with a light theodolite, tape measure and several other useful instruments starts the process of "​filling in" all the topographical details, always with relation to the triangulation system. When "​filling in" of all the triangles has been comleted ​we have a map accurate in scale and meridan.+This triangulation fixes the position of a large number of points on the proposed map. Then the surveyor takes the area of one of the tertiary triangles and with a light theodolite, tape measure and several other useful instruments starts the process of "​filling in" all the topographical details, always with relation to the triangulation system. When "​filling in" of all the triangles has been completed ​we have a map accurate in scale and meridian.
  
-The order of accuracy of the triangulation is really amazing. After working from the base line and ciculating ​through a large number of trianges ​a check or "base of verification"​ will be made i.e. a triangle will be so set out as to allow one of its sides to be measured. The measurement so obtained with the accurate measuring gear will be compared with the calculated value. The Salisbury Plain Base of Verification in the trigonometrical survey of the United Kingdom showed a difference of 3 1/2 inches in 36574.7ft!+The order of accuracy of the triangulation is really amazing. After working from the base line and circulating ​through a large number of triangles ​a check or "base of verification"​ will be made i.e. a triangle will be so set out as to allow one of its sides to be measured. The measurement so obtained with the accurate measuring gear will be compared with the calculated value. The Salisbury Plain Base of Verification in the trigonometrical survey of the United Kingdom showed a difference of 3 1/2 inches in 36574.7ft!
  
 The accuracy with which survey work can be executed and results calculated is really surprising. Take, for instance, the engineering survey work in connection with the Simplon Tunnel under the Swiss Alps. Like most tunnels it was driven from both ends simultaneously but starting at different altitudes and having special drainage grades. It is 12 1/2 miles long and took seven years to drive, and all the while the direction of drive of each heading was directed by survey. The accuracy with which survey work can be executed and results calculated is really surprising. Take, for instance, the engineering survey work in connection with the Simplon Tunnel under the Swiss Alps. Like most tunnels it was driven from both ends simultaneously but starting at different altitudes and having special drainage grades. It is 12 1/2 miles long and took seven years to drive, and all the while the direction of drive of each heading was directed by survey.
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 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. 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.+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 gazing ​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 russet or red, making ​plesant ​picture book paintings to gaze down upon.+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 ​pleasant ​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 jungles. 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.
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 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. 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.
  
-Alpine Stackhousia'​s bright green mats almost hidden by fairy size, white, creamy flowers may be found wherever there is moisture. Lake 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 rocks. As 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 Stackhousia'​s bright green mats almost hidden by fairy size, white, creamy flowers may be found wherever there is moisture. Lake valleys of Koscisuko are flaked with Stackhousia in summertime ​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 rocks. As 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.
  
-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.+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 moraine ​from thawing drifts.
  
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 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 club. It 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 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 club. It 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.
  
-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 revealed. It reminded one somewhat of a newly shorn sheep, but there was no doubt it was a garden - with lawns too. The 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.+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 revealed. It reminded one somewhat of a newly shorn sheep, but there was no doubt it was a garden - with lawns too. The 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.
  
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 +=====Letters From The Lads And Lasses.=====
  
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-LETTERS FROM THE LADS AND LASSES. 
 Letters were received from the Services Committee this month from:- Letters were received from the Services Committee this month from:-
-Ninian Melville C.M.W. + 
-Allan Hardie +|Name|Club| 
-Bruce Evans Rucksack Jack Spain +|Ninian Melville|C.M.W.| 
-R.Huntley.L.Tucer ​Rover Ramblers Geoff Higson +|Allan Hardie|S.B.W.| 
-ALLAN HARDIE: As you probably know, I am fortunate in being in the same Searchlight Unit as -"​Peter" ​-)Elge. He is out on location,​while I am in the Q.store. Peter once remarked to me how lucky we were in not having to leave our Australian main. Although we are up 1]. -Jr.3 in the tro-Acsiwe ​still have the friendly "colibah" trees around us,but we now live on closer terms of intimacy with the gum eucalyletus ​than heretofore; for, whereas in civil life we visited them only in times of recreation,​they are now our everyday environment. At night the peaceful silence is relieved only by the sound crickets in the long grasses. went cut to Peter'​s location the other dayjin ​order to deliver some blankets to the men there. He is in a most forward ​woition ​to greet the Zeros when they come over. Getting there in a truck was an adventurous ordeal. The ground was +|Bruce Evans|Rucksack
-very bumpy; and,had I sat dewn instead of standing I hardly think there would have been a sound bone in my body,after all the bouncing about to which we were subjected. Possibly you think I am exaggerating,​but the grass was so tall that +|Jack Spain|S.B.W.| 
-the seeds hit against our faces as we paseed thr-ugh ​them in the truck. At times we climbed up and descended in places as stee-) ​and as rough as the Kedumba Pass, but,of course,​not ​fors() ​long a stretch. I did not think a truck could conquer such rough ground. When I met Peter, however,I found him in a joyous frame of mind. He told me there was a river just below their camping place very much +|R.Huntley-Tucker|Rover Ramblers
-like the Coxland ​he then took me to a look-out they had cleared. Down below, +|Geoff Higson|S.B.W.| 
-sure enough, was a watercourse with sandy bottom,​casuarinas and all,just like the Cox. He was in his elementlwithout ​a doubt, his only complaint being that his back felt sore at night from having done so much digging during the day. + 
-GEOFF HIGS_ON: I am as fit as a fiddle. The powers that be have been trying to train us to a standstill but we have gradually worn them down and they have now eased up and for the last few Weeks we have had quite an enjoyable time. +===Allan Hardie:=== 
-Plenty of swimming, walking about  + 
-beautiful clear days +As you probably know, I am fortunate in being in the same Searchlight Unit as "​Peter" ​Page. He is out on location, while I am in the Q. store. Peter once remarked to me how lucky we were in not having to leave our Australian main. Although we are up here in the tropics, we still have the friendly "coolibah" trees around us, but we now live on closer terms of intimacy with the gum eucalyptus ​than heretofore; for, whereas in civil life we visited them only in times of recreation, they are now our everyday environment. At night the peaceful silence is relieved only by the sound of crickets in the long grasses. ​went cut to Peter'​s location the other day, in order to deliver some blankets to the men there. He is in a most forward ​position ​to greet the Zeros when they come over. Getting there in a truck was an adventurous ordeal. The ground was very bumpy; and, had I sat down instead of standing I hardly think there would have been a sound bone in my body, after all the bouncing about to which we were subjected. Possibly you think I am exaggerating,​ but the grass was so tall that the seeds hit against our faces as we passed through ​them in the truck. At times we climbed up and descended in places as steep and as rough as the Kedumba Pass, but, of course,​not ​for so long a stretch. I did not think a truck could conquer such rough ground. When I met Peter, however, I found him in a joyous frame of mind. He told me there was a river just below their camping place very much like the Cox, and he then took me to a look-out they had cleared. Down below, sure enough, was a watercourse with sandy bottom, casuarinas and all, just like the Cox. He was in his element, without ​a doubt, his only complaint being that his back felt sore at night from having done so much digging during the day. 
-and warm nights. I have only used my sleePing ​bag (army issue) once since we have been here and that was yesterday. It rained on Saturday night and everything got wet and yesterday was very overcast so I didn't bother getting up and + 
-had a very restful day. Remember me to all the Club, I hope to be back some time to resume my walking activities in peace. +===Geoff Higson:=== 
-JACK SPAIN: I am still playing nurse maid to a flock of training aircraft. I + 
-have had three years of training schools and am I fed up. have found South Australia and Adelaide very quiet. I get into Adelaide for a three day weekend every fortnight and know my way a bit around the place. Bushwalking is un- +I am as fit as a fiddle. The powers that be have been trying to train us to a standstill but we have gradually worn them down and they have now eased up and for the last few weeks we have had quite an enjoyable time. 
-heard of down here and when you mention the subject the people stare at you with an amazed expression. + 
-BRIAN HARVEY: Our fresh(?​) ​mat supply is about exhausted and we will be on tinned meat from Thursday next. The meat has been in the refrigerator three weeks and isn't particularly palatable, ​Vat curried, or drowned in sauce or smothered +Plenty of swimming, walking about... beautiful clear days and warm nights. I have only used my sleeping ​bag (army issue) once since we have been here and that was yesterday. It rained on Saturday night and everything got wet and yesterday was very overcast so I didn't bother getting up and had a very restful day. Remember me to all the Club, I hope to be back some time to resume my walking activities in peace. 
-10. + 
-with -eickles, isn'​t ​se bad. We still have sone fresh spuds, onions and pumpkin but they are on the decline  +===Jack Spain:=== 
-I have some good cloud studios ​- the vast white clouds here would send the S.D.W. photo fiends into a.'frenzy. We lay in a bay yesterday with high ranges on either side--30001 ​and 3750t res-ectively---with their peaks in the clouds and the sky reflected in the glossy water.. + 
- We put down a small detonator this morning and blew a lot of fish to the surface which we ate tonight with much gusto. The fish were the same as the coloured ones we saw at Taronga last year but tasted the same as ordinary fish des-eire ​their different brilliant hues.,... +I am still playing nurse maid to a flock of training aircraft. I have had three years of training schools and am I fed up. have found South Australia and Adelaide very quiet. I get into Adelaide for a three day weekend every fortnight and know my way a bit around the place. Bushwalking is unheard ​of down here and when you mention the subject the people stare at you with an amazed expression. 
-Many thanks for the gum leaves - we burned one in the ash tray last night and sniffed at the delicious "​smoke"​Oh, to sit by the camp fire again  + 
-I can just picture the gum lined track and the willows as they come into view after one passes through the gate in Green Gully, IiHel all palm trees on the foreshores here--millions of them--and behind them the stoe-ole-rising,june:le-clad ranges. +===Brian Harvey:=== 
-GOSSIP + 
-Well the Easter holidays are,overifor ​the lucky "four day-ers"​ as well as the "​Three-day-ers"​ and once again we can circulate on Friday nights without disturbing the monotonous chant of 3 oz. of raisins, 12ozof sugar and don't forgot the tin opener, +Our fresh(?​) ​meat supply is about exhausted and we will be on tinned meat from Thursday next. The meat has been in the refrigerator three weeks and isn't particularly palatable, ​but curried, or drowned in sauce or smothered with pickles, isn'​t ​so bad. We still have some fresh spuds, onions and pumpkin but they are on the decline... 
-As usual Bushwalkers were fairly evenly distributed over the countryside. The Mountains-sat back and defended themselves against the attack of their worshiers,theeWollondilly ​River had a sur-erise ​visit from a party of el)ven ​who were even moi'​e ​surprised to 103 down there at all after the way things looked a few days previously, and we hoar that poor old Yeole, ​received some"​hurry+ 
 +I have some good cloud studies ​- the vast white clouds here would send the S.B.W. photo fiends into a frenzy. We lay in a bay yesterday with high ranges on either side - 3000' ​and 3750' respectively ​- with their peaks in the clouds and the sky reflected in the glossy water. 
 + 
 +We put down a small detonator this morning and blew a lot of fish to the surface which we ate tonight with much gusto. The fish were the same as the coloured ones we saw at Taronga last year but tasted the same as ordinary fish despite ​their different brilliant hues... 
 + 
 +Many thanks for the gum leaves - we burned one in the ash tray last night and sniffed at the delicious "​smoke"​Oh, to sit by the camp fire again... I can just picture the gum lined track and the willows as they come into view after one passes through the gate in Green Gully. It'​s ​all palm trees on the foreshores here - millions of them - and behind them the steeple-rising, ​jungle-clad ranges. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Gossip.===== 
 + 
 +Well the Easter holidays are overfor the lucky "four day-ers"​ as well as the "​Three-day-ers"​ and once again we can circulate on Friday nights without disturbing the monotonous chant of 3 oz. of raisins, 12ozof sugar and don't forgot the tin opener
 + 
 +As usual Bushwalkers were fairly evenly distributed over the countryside. The Mountains sat back and defended themselves against the attack of their worshippersthe Wollondilly ​River had a surprise ​visit from a party of eleven ​who were even more surprised to be down there at all after the way things looked a few days previously, and we hear that poor old Yeola received some "​hurry ​up". 
 Complaints are seeping in from Max Gentle that he is not the Man he Used to be since joining the Army, in feet he is getting soft he thinks. Complaints are seeping in from Max Gentle that he is not the Man he Used to be since joining the Army, in feet he is getting soft he thinks.
-On April 17th John Hunter and Joan Atthill were married. All of us who have known these two have appreciated their friendliness and good humourland may we say thfAr groat forberance. We sincerely hope that their ,life together will be "Track and Easy" all the way through, 
-Tom Ramsay was also married a few weeks ago to Mary MacGregor sister of our Malcolm "​Goldwyn"​ MacGregor. The first part of the honeymoon,​through some 
-small mischance was spent in the bandstand at (security reasons) We have 
-not heard if the combined band chivalrously gave up their stand or were absent anyway. Unfortunately evening concerts are not a feature of thiS resort and the 
-appropriate slow music was therefore lacking, however11 
-- 
-Did yau'​know that Gordon and Jean 1-annel1 have been in Sydney and in to the Club recently,​though by this time they will have returned to the country. 
-The winner of the purple certificate offered in last month'​s magazine for the Ci solution of the set problemirecoives our commendation for the anany-eso clearly and humourously given at the last General meeting The little homily on Common Sense 
-in Bushwalkers will we are surelbe taken to heart. We are so pleased with the ready 
-response to our uestions that we are enceuraged to ask another, (as soon as we can get another purple certificate) viatch for it 
-11. 
-AT 0,UR OWN 
-One now member, Stan Ricketts., was welcomed by the'​Preiident. 
-The business manager of the rueh Vilireer. wrote, to the Committee, PN.nting Out that, in view of the rising cests of neetee el, it was- likely that, if the p/lce of the Bush Walker remained'​ at ce1)11d be a less of between r,9 and El 
-this year. If ,the price was incroeeec. co 4a per co,py, the revue would probably benefit to the extent of about z.5,0 TILis quc:stion was discussed by the Meatingi The Committee recommended that the ceice remain at 3d and that the Club subsidise the magazine for the amount ef the loss. After discussion, it was resolved to increase the price of te magaziee to 4d, 
-At the request of the me4;i ng, Tearie -Lyles read out a li'st of definitions as understood by the Lands De ee ievedc and definitions of proposed 'types of reservations,​ The listt was by the Conservation Bureau of the Federa- 
-tion. The conservation Bureau 3-;,​L,​cooncIP of three temes o'f reserva- 
-tions applicable to the ,needs of thr) 1-ovement. 'Those typos are - 
-primitive area, bu4 walking area and hib ar. (L:ee Federation rer ort). 
-Laurie Rayner sugtested that the titie ''​eeimitive"​ and "​improved"​ 
-areas would be more descriptive and Je:en msn. ('​jehnno"​) suggested the titles "​primitive","​primitive walking"​ anr7. "​walking areas";​ 
-Marie Byles announced'​ that it had boon ase:c i-teined that the valuation of the privately '​owne'​d Lind between Garrawarra'​.and National Parks was about 131000. It was pofnted but that this area was the most popular catping area in the state. The Government has recently spent 1,000 on the erection of a hostel which Would accommodeete 20 poo-)le in the week-encl, Posslbly aoo peo:?le on an average camped on this area every week-end. It wasresolved that the Club request the Federatioh to al-Sproe4ch the Government and urge it to ,resume the area and to incorporet'​e it in the Garrawarrii Park and, at the same time, to approach the NatiOnal Fitness and Hostels 1,​Tevementlasking them to sup:​)or'​b the request. 
-The ex-Social Secretary ex21ained how to get an invitatien, to supper after a lecture. The'​beat way is to toll thC-Social Secretary of a;geod lec turer and persuade him to come along, t) prepose a vote of thanks or'to engage the lecturer in cbriversation after the lecture. 
-The Services Committee-hopes to be able agail; this ;year to compile a set of re-union pictures for members of the J,D.T. The d'dng book of buelh walking songs is comPleted and wes posted during the month to all walkers in the fight- 
-ing forces. 
  
-Alan Wyborn(Walks Secretary and Welks Recorder) brought up the subject of walks records. He said that those were very handy for peo-)le geing into an area for the first time. Plenty of walks had been dope in the last two or +On April 17th John Hunter and Joan Atthill were married. All of us who have known these two have appreciated their friendliness and good humour, and may we say their great forberance. We sincerely hope that their life together will be "Track and Easy" all the way through. 
-three years and very few had been recorded. He thought it would be a goodidea + 
-if new walks were fully recorded. +Tom Ramsay was also married a few weeks ago to Mary MacGregor sister of our Malcolm "​Goldwyn"​ MacGregor. The first part of the honeymoon, through some small mischance was spent in the bandstand at ------- (security reasons) We have not heard if the combined band chivalrously gave up their stand or were absent anyway. Unfortunately evening concerts are not a feature of this resort and the appropriate slow music was therefore lacking, however!!!! 
-MRSHOUGHTON ​(Angela Neal of the CMeW,) would be gled to see any bushwalker who gets as far north as Cairns. Here's the address:+ 
 +Did you know that Gordon and Jean Mannel1 have been in Sydney and in to the Club recently, though by this time they will have returned to the country. 
 + 
 +The winner of the purple certificate offered in last month'​s magazine for the solution of the set problem, receives our commendation for the answer so clearly and humourously given at the last General meeting. The little homily on Common Sense in Bushwalkers will we are sure, be taken to heart. We are so pleased with the ready response to our questions that we are encouraged to ask another, (as soon as we can get another purple certificate). Watch for it! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====At Our Own Meeting.===== 
 + 
 +One now member, Stan Ricketts, was welcomed by the President. 
 + 
 +The business manager of the Bush Walker wrote to the Committee, pointing out that, in view of the rising costs of material, it was likely that, if the price of the Bush Walker remained at 3d, there would be a loss of between £9 and £l0 this year. If the price was increased to 4d per copy, the revenue would probably benefit to the extent of about £6. This question was discussed by the meeting. The Committee recommended that the price remain at 3d and that the Club subsidise the magazine for the amount of the loss. After discussion, it was resolved to increase the price of the magazine to 4d. 
 + 
 +At the request of the meeting, Marie Byles read out a list of definitions as understood by the Lands Department and definitions of proposed types of reservations,​ The list was prepared by the Conservation Bureau of the Federation. The conservation Bureau recommends adoption of three types of reservations applicable to the needs of the bush walking movement. Those types are - primitive area, bush walking area and hiking area (see Federation report). Laurie Rayner suggested that the titles "​virgin",​ "​primitive"​ and "​improved"​ areas would be more descriptive and John Johnson ("​Johnno"​) suggested the titles "​primitive",​ "​primitive walking"​ and "​walking areas"​. 
 + 
 +Marie Byles announced that it had been ascertained that the valuation of the privately owned land between Garrawarra and National Parks was about £3,000. It was pointed out that this area was the most popular camping area in the state. The Government has recently spent £1,000 on the erection of a hostel which would accommodate 20 people in the week-end. Possibly 200 people on an average camped on this area every week-end. It was resolved that the Club request the Federation to approach the Government and urge it to resume the area and to incorporate it in the Garrawarra Park and, at the same time, to approach the National Fitness and Hostels Movement, asking them to support the request. 
 + 
 +The ex-Social Secretary explained how to get an invitation to supper after a lecture. The best way is to tell the Social Secretary of a good lecturer and persuade him to come along, to propose a vote of thanks, or to engage the lecturer in conversation after the lecture. 
 + 
 +The Services Committee hopes to be able again this year to compile a set of re-union pictures for members of the S.B.W. The song book of bush walking songs is completed and was posted during the month to all walkers in the fighting forces. 
 + 
 +Alan Wyborn (Walks Secretary and Walks Recorder) brought up the subject of walks records. He said that those were very handy for people going into an area for the first time. Plenty of walks had been done in the last two or three years and very few had been recorded. He thought it would be a good idea if new walks were fully recorded. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +MrsHoughton ​(Angela Neal of the C.M.W.) would be glad to see any bushwalker who gets as far north as Cairns. Here's the address: 
 "​Miamura",​ Esplanade, Cairns. "​Miamura",​ Esplanade, Cairns.
-12. 
- ​FEDERATION NOTES. 
-As reported in thu last issue, Beverley Druce has takem on the job of Assistant Secretary, in place of Miss Toni Day of the C.M.W. who had to resign, 
-as the Federation meetings clashed with her Technical College lectures. 
-From cotrespondence1 it was learned that Mr, E.D,Hordern is the -sole owner 
-of nHordernts Block" at the Blue Gum Forest and that he is not pre-oared to sell 
-it. Marie Byles, the acting Honorary Secret-xylhas arranged to interview Mr. Hordern and hopes he may instruct his executors to hand the block over to the 
--Blue Gum Forest -Trust. 
  
- ​Members will be pleased to learn that the Railways Department has been persuadedto ston the 12455 p m. train on Saturdays at Lilyvale. +----
-The Parks and Playgrounds Movement would like to know if the area to the North of Jervis Bay is worth reserving. They will be ipleased if anyone can +
-supply infDrmatiqn about the area. +
-' The ,following definitions have been suggested by the Conservation Bureau for +
-Iprop,osed reservations,​ which it is hoped will be obtained in tho'​future: ​-+
-Primitive Area large area to be Ir_e-ot in its virgin state, Any proposed improvements such as roads for fire-fighting purnoses, tracks, propagation or eradication of fauna or flora would be only for the purp-oses of keelAng the area in, or restoring the area to, the same condition as it was in previously. No -1Drmanent settlem ent, no touristt toads and no buildings exceot for rangers or naturalists,​ would'​be +
-permitted Camping, hiking, bushwalking and trail-riding would be +
-permitted if sudh'​did not interfere with the fauna and flora, +
-Bushwalkin,​E;,​Area 7 a Smaller area strictly roadlecis to be kevt as far +
-as possible ifiie-a nrimitive areal :except that bushwalkers,​ trail- riders and'​hikers wduld-be'​freely admitted 'and tracks would be made for them. +
-Hiking Area - a-small area to be kept roadless but in which buildings and :​improvements,​ such as national fitness cam-1s, youth hostels,,nd pj,enic sheds would be pormited. +
-The'​Recreatismal Areas Committee of the National Fitness Council is suggesting an amendment of the law to enable councils to keep la'dS would. otherwise be sold to recover overdue rates. +
-Kuring-gai Chase Trust has offered the use of three buildings, mow existent to the Hostels Movement, These are - a cottage at Towlerts Bay, the motoristsi plvilion at Coal 'and Candle Creek and a building at AID:71e Trae say, +
- ​Dorothy Lawry has been elected again as Editor of the Publication Committee,​ +
-The Federation would be glad to hear of anyone prepared to take over the jobs of Hon,​Secretary and Advertising +
-17 +
-+
-El? O.RTA.NT DATES +
-FOR YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR +
-My 21st +
-..1112,,y 2.8th. +
-NOVELTY NIGHT for +
- ​SERVICES COMTITT.T.,​E +
-Come -along and bring your +
-spare '​Pennies. +
-.8 +
-Illustrated Lecture by +
-io +
-DOROTHY BRIGDEN 1767-1-iiffiTG7VII-T-11 THE ABORIGINES +
-  -  +
-FAR NORTH"​. +
-June 18th +
-June 25th +
-CLUBRL,OM_ PARTY TD-6-t-Z1-5 later). +
-ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION +
-Ye- s rs ,-1.1 de r Cotter and "​Gilroy will receive all your ,​2xhibits. +
-Lv__LOa +
- )1 CC0C +
-FOR ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC REr,​),​UIREMMTTS +
-and for +
-EXCELLENT DEVEI OPING WORK +
-and +
-EITLAP.GITTG SERVICE +
-GOODMAN _.BROS. +
-20 Hunter.Street,​ Sydney +
-Wyny.:​1rd) +
-Tel. B3438. +
-47; +
-+
-14. +
-PADDY'​S AD. +
-In Noi2 Issue of the Sydney Bushwalker way back in August 1931, Paddy'​s Ad. appeared for the first time. Since then without fail month by month Paddy has been the Mags most regular contributor. Editors may come and Editors may go, but Paddy goes on for even-until :-,1-1,,T1 Catastrophe! Paday was s, busy signing forms and unravelling red tape that the last minute ticked by and the ever patient Miss Dube' (that'​s the lady that types the mag.) had to finish off without the long standing '​ad'​. The record of nearly 12 years was broken +
-Did the Heavens fall? Did the earth rock? No Did Paddy get letters demanding an explanation?​ Did the ',hone run hot with anxious enquiries? Not a bit of it. +
-Did anyone ever mention it? Yes. A wee small voice said it missed the '​ad',​ Paddy was touched. So here's the ,)rodigal (whom nobcdy missed) b-.ck again. +
-PADDY PALLIN +
-GLEP GEAR FOR WALKERS 32 erie StYoetj SYDYEK. +
-'Phone 33101.+
  
 +=====Federation Notes.=====
 +
 +As reported in the last issue, Beverley Druce has taken on the job of Assistant Secretary, in place of Miss Toni Day of the C.M.W. who had to resign, as the Federation meetings clashed with her Technical College lectures.
 +
 +From correspondence,​ it was learned that Mr. E.D. Hordern is the sole owner of "​Hordern'​s Block" at the Blue Gum Forest and that he is not prepared to sell it. Marie Byles, the acting Honorary Secretary, has arranged to interview Mr. Hordern and hopes he may instruct his executors to hand the block over to the Blue Gum Forest Trust.
 +
 +Members will be pleased to learn that the Railways Department has been persuaded to stop the 12.55 p.m. train on Saturdays at Lilyvale.
 +
 +The Parks and Playgrounds Movement would like to know if the area to the North of Jervis Bay is worth reserving. They will be pleased if anyone can supply information about the area.
 +
 +The following definitions have been suggested by the Conservation Bureau for proposed reservations,​ which it is hoped will be obtained in the future:
 +
 +__Primitive Area__ - large area to be kept in its virgin state. Any proposed improvements such as roads for fire-fighting purposes, tracks, propagation or eradication of fauna or flora would be only for the purposes of keeping the area in, or restoring the area to, the same condition as it was in previously. No permanent settlement, no tourist roads and no buildings except for rangers or naturalists,​ would be permitted. Camping, hiking, bushwalking and trail-riding would be permitted if such did not interfere with the fauna and flora.
 +
 +__Bushwalking Area__ - a smaller area strictly roadless to be kept as far as possible like a primitive area, except that bushwalkers,​ trail-riders and hikers would be freely admitted and tracks would be made for them.
 +
 +__Hiking Area__ - a small area to be kept roadless but in which buildings and improvements,​ such as national fitness camps, youth hostels and picnic sheds would be permitted.
 +
 +The Recreational Areas Committee of the National Fitness Council is suggesting an amendment of the law to enable councils to keep lands which would otherwise be sold to recover overdue rates.
 +
 +Kuring-gai Chase Trust has offered the use of three buildings, now existent to the Hostels Movement. These are - a cottage at Towler'​s Bay, the motorists'​ pavilion at Coal and Candle Creek and a building at Apple Tree Bay.
 +
 +Dorothy Lawry has been elected again as Editor of the Publication Committee.
 +
 +The Federation would be glad to hear of anyone prepared to take over the jobs of Hon. Secretary and Advertising Manager.
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====Important Dates For Your Social Calendar.=====
 +
 +|May 21st 8 p.m.|Novelty Night for Services Committee. Come along and bring your spare pennies.|
 +|May 28th 8 p.m.|Illustrated Lecture by Dorothy Brigden "​Camping with the aborigines - far north"​.|
 +|June 18th 8 p.m.|Clubroom Party (details later).|
 +|June 25th 8 p.m.|Annual photography exhibition. Messrs. Alder, Cotter and Gilroy will receive all your exhibits.|
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====Paddy'​s Ad.=====
 +
 +In No. 2 Issue of the Sydney Bushwalker way back in August 1931, Paddy'​s Ad. appeared for the first time. Since then without fail month by month Paddy has been the Mags most regular contributor. Editors may come and Editors may go, but Paddy goes on for even-until alas! Catastrophe! Paddy was so busy signing forms and unravelling red tape that the last minute ticked by and the ever patient Miss Dube' (that'​s the lady that types the mag.) had to finish off without the long standing '​ad'​. The record of nearly 12 years was broken.
 +
 +Did the Heavens fall? Did the earth rock? No! Did Paddy get letters demanding an explanation?​ Did the phone run hot with anxious enquiries? Not a bit of it.
 +
 +Did anyone ever mention it? Yes. A wee small voice said it missed the '​ad'​. Paddy was touched. So here's the prodigal (whom nobody missed) back again.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin. Camp gear for walkers.
 +
 +327 George Street, Sydney. 'Phone B3101.
 +
 +----
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