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- TEE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER  +======The Sydney Bushwalker.====== 
-.A monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney ​Bushwalkerss.5 Hamilton Street, Sydney + 
-No. AUGUST ​1944 +A monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney ​Bushwalkers, ​5 Hamilton Street, Sydney. 
- Al=1IPr-ic;​e'​Ed,​ + 
-Editor C. Kinsella ​-Production:​ Yvonne Ro:Ife +---- 
-Asst. Jolley AsstAlice Wybozn + 
-Bus.ManagerJ.Johnson Sales & Subs:​Retty ​Dickenson. +===No. August, ​1944. Price 6d.=== 
-CONTENTS ​ + 
-Page +|**Editor**|C. Kinsella|   
-0.0 +|**Assistant Editor**|G. Jolly| 
-F.Leydon 2 Edna Garrad +|**Business ​Manager**|J. Johnson
-8 D.Lawry 9 +|**Production**|Yvonne Rolfe| 
-10 +|**Production Assistant**|Alice Wyborn| 
-11 +|**Sales & Subs**|Betty ​Dickenson| 
-12 + 
-Index +=====In This Issue:​===== 
-2nd Canberra Trip + 
-The Scurce cf the Thredbo +| | |Page| 
-Chatter 4.0 Fea,lration Report +|Index| | 1| 
-,Lette-c efrom Lads +|2nd Canberra Trip|F. Leydon2
-'​-GoodmanIs'​Advertisement +|The Source of the Thredbo|Edna Garrad| 7| 
-Paddy .4+|So Much Chatter| | 8
-+|Federation Report|D. Lawry9| 
-HOW RESTFUL'ARE MILS: +|Letters from Lads| |10| 
-How restful are the far-bills4 + 
-the gre,plains,to.:cityeyes+=====Advertisements:​===== 
 + 
 +| |Page| 
 +|Goodman'​s Advt.|11| 
 +|Paddy|12| 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====How Restful Are Hills.===== 
 + 
 +How restful are the far hills,\\ 
 +the green plainsto city eyes\\ 
 +Tired with the ills\\ 
 +Of brick and weatherboard,\\ 
 +And iron soaring to the skies!\\ 
 +Lord,\\ 
 +The hills and plains are Thine,\\ 
 +And yet, I know the strength will dissipate,​\\ 
 +This pleasure turn to wretchedness\\ 
 +As deep as joy is now elate\\ 
 +And, in the loud canyon of the street,\\ 
 +The sweet ...\\ 
 +Of this swift moment soon will pass\\ 
 +From consciousness
 + 
 +Paul Grano
 + 
 +---
 + 
 +=====2nd Canberra TripEaster1944.=====
  
-Tie. with iEe;:e ills .  
-Of 7!-2a71%erbciard.,​.:​ 
-And to the skiest 
-JviLot'​d. - . 
-The 
-J.: nr-he o7reng'​7.h will dissipate, Thd.27 tnrno.74tchedness 
-AF 3.-.7 joy La. now elate.. ​ 
-And,​7LL:​71ieIou.-canyonof:​the- street The :-,1:zet-, 
-Cf this swift mOment ,soon will pass From consciousness. 
-- 
-PAUL GRANO 
-2. 
-2nd C1=RRA TRIP EAS=L 
 By Frank Leyden. By Frank Leyden.
-"​Kosciusko Express, Platform 8. There'​s Colin, ​Hal" "​Where'​s ​thc chart;? These two back carriages are full. The rest haven'​t ​'f?,11 :,Launtod in,+ 
-"Come up tho flout,"+"​Kosciusko Express, Platform 8. There'​s Colin, ​Ha!" 
 + 
 +"​Where'​s ​the others? These two back carriages are full. The rest haven'​t ​been shunted in." 
 + 
 +"Come up the front." 
 "​There'​s Johno and the Scotlands,"​ "​There'​s Johno and the Scotlands,"​
-"Humphi+ 
-"Here she comeE:, ​Get ready",+"Humph!" 
 + 
 +"Here she comes. ​Get ready." 
 "​We'​re in. Good seats, Fancy coming an hour early."​ "​We'​re in. Good seats, Fancy coming an hour early."​
-"All out These carriages not going. Engine couldn'​t pull all these carriages"​ + 
-"Is everybody else getting ​cut? Come a couple of carriages back." "​He ​wont let us in 07)er the windows, LenPut the packs on window sills ready to go in or out,+"All outThese carriages not going. Engine couldn'​t pull all these carriages." 
-"No, she's going out ec:​ain, ​Here's a couple of scouts going to Kosci. Come with us and welli all rush it together."​ + 
-"Look! There'​s the sleepers on the other line. They'​ve got to be put down the back. '​7,:​Jat's. wnat it is +"Is everybody else getting ​out? Come a couple of carriages back." 
-"​There'​s George and Ken And Rolla in the sleeper. Doreen too." "​They'​ll all be telling, as usual, how they were asleep before the train got to Strathfield,​ son,+ 
-"Here she comes, the sleepers, tooHere's our window."​ "Hal Hal We're in. Empty carriage."​ +"​He ​won'​t ​let us in. Open the windows, LenPut the packs on window sills ready to go in or out." 
-"Colin came in with a swallow drive,+ 
-"I saw Johno with his face on the floor and his feet in the lugage ​rack." Thought my boots got someone. I heard a klunk-klunk."​ "No mine. A bunch of flowers, I think."​ +"No, she's going out again. ​Here's a couple of scouts going to Kosci. Come with us and we'​ll ​all rush it together."​ 
-"I can'​t ​stid it I tell you I can't stand it' + 
-"Shut up Scotland. The window'​s going to stay shut,+"Look! There'​s the sleepers on the other line. They'​ve got to be put down the back. That'​s ​what it is." 
-"Good on you, Johno. Keep it down,+ 
-"​Here'​s GoulburnLook out for Cosgrove."​ +"​There'​s George and Ken And Rolls in the sleeper. Doreen too." 
-"He got the early train. Reckoned this would be half empty when it got here,+ 
-"​Didn'​t know it was first stop Goulburn. Aha! Ahal+"​They'​ll all be telling, as usual, how they were asleep before the train got to Strathfield,​ son." 
-"There he goes! Out the window and get hiTJos."+ 
 +"Here she comes, the sleepers, tooHere's our window."​ 
 + 
 +"Ha! Ha! We're in. Empty carriage."​ 
 + 
 +"Colin came in with a swallow drive." 
 + 
 +"I saw Johno with his face on the floor and his feet in the luggage ​rack.
 + 
 +"​Thought my boots got someone. I heard a klunk-klunk."​ 
 + 
 +"No mine. A bunch of flowers, I think."​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +"I can'​t ​stand itI tell you I can't stand it' 
 + 
 +"Shut up Scotland. The window'​s going to stay shut." 
 + 
 +"Good on you, Johno. Keep it down." 
 + 
 +"​Here'​s GoulburnLook out for Cosgrove."​ 
 + 
 +"He got the early train. Reckoned this would be half empty when it got here." 
 + 
 +"​Didn'​t know it was first stop Goulburn. Aha! Aha!" 
 + 
 +"There he goes! Out the window and get himJoe." 
 "What! You haven'​t even got a seat for me. I had a seat down the back. Why was I persuaded to come up here." "What! You haven'​t even got a seat for me. I had a seat down the back. Why was I persuaded to come up here."
 +
 "But you've got our company, Bill." "But you've got our company, Bill."
 +
 "Joe will give you his seat and get out in the passage."​ "Joe will give you his seat and get out in the passage."​
-  OOOOO + 
-"​Williamsdale at last. What a louse of a night."​ "There are the sleepers getting out."​ +---- 
-"Theres ​Alex on the rlatfo-om,+ 
-And with rfIGtan wt)nt civilisation. Surrounding us were those big r(-11-_,​.n.,;​ -,nd 0711; -Ten spaces, much wider than the railway +"​Williamsdale at last. What a louse of a night."​ 
-carrtbE-7, whio".-1 ,/(1 eLlbedded all nigilt, ​Beyond the sheep country + 
-rose Er:.nt c CiCOCcGu3enby K,?​.11-y ​and the Brindabella - +"There are the sleepers getting out." 
-our goa,.. So across the paddocks and down to the Murrumbidgee for breakfast. The river is somewhat like the Cox above Black Jerry'​s - good water, good + 
-3. +"There'​s ​Alex on the platform." 
-flow, but a bit silted and with bare slopes. + 
-"'​Dftving ,off in five minutes, Rolls. Come on Grge.""​Te won't be druv."​ +And with the train went civilisation. Surrounding us were those big rolling hills and wide open spaces, much wider than the railway ​carriage in which we were embedded all night. Beyond the sheep country rose a ring of 6000ftpeaks - GudgenbyKelly and the Brindabella - our goal. So across the paddocks and down to the Murrumbidgee for breakfast. The river is somewhat like the Cox above Black Jerry'​s - good water, good flow, but a bit silted and with bare slopes. 
-Crossing the low ridges to the Naas Valley we approached the 4500 ft. Tennent. This mountain is well isolated and thickly timbered, but has a rock outcrop on the summit, ,Would be interesting to climb. So would theosawtoothed ​peaks of the 5000ft Tinderry rangethe other side of Michelato, which we eoulet ​see so well in the clear morning air. + 
-Wa walked along an old roadWe went through gates. We walked along a good roadWe put on sticking plaster. Then we walked along an old road. Murmurinc;​c ​and mutterings. Tennent went through all silhouettes and grew small in the distance only as our blisters grew large in the foreground.+"Moving ​off in five minutes, Rolls. Come on George." "We won't be druv." 
 + 
 +Crossing the low ridges to the Naas Valley we approached the 4500 ft. Tennent. This mountain is well isolated and thickly timbered, but has a rock outcrop on the summitWould be interesting to climb. So would the saw-toothed ​peaks of the 5000ft Tinderry rangethe other side of Michelago, which we could see so well in the clear morning air. 
 + 
 +We walked along an old roadWe went through gates. We walked along a good roadWe put on sticking plaster. Then we walked along an old road. Murmurings ​and mutterings. Tennent went through all silhouettes and grew small in the distance only as our blisters grew large in the foreground. 
 "Here is water for lunch."​ "Here is water for lunch."​
-"No, dirty. Keep going before the others catch up or they'​ll want to stop here." "To think Michelago is just across the Mt.Clear Range there"​ + 
-"But that :climb would have been the death of us." +"No, dirty. Keep going before the others catch up or they'​ll want to stop here." 
-"​Here'​s water. Look there'​s a calf jammed between two rocks."​+ 
 +"To think Michelago is just across the Mt. Clear Range there." 
 + 
 +"But that climb would have been the death of us." 
 + 
 +"​Here'​s water. Lookthere'​s a calf jammed between two rocks."​ 
 "​Can'​t move it. Try after lunch when we're not so tired."​ "​Can'​t move it. Try after lunch when we're not so tired."​
-"Len and Joe will give it somewater. Bill ad I will go back to the farm. Ready to 'move off?"​ + 
-"​What'​s up with you now, Joe? He had three raisins more than me for lunch. Now the rubber had slipped off his hip strap. I can't do anythin:; ​with him. See what you can do with him, Frank." ​. +"Len and Joe will give it some water. Bill ad I will go back to the farm. Ready to move off?" 
-"Hurry up. Gudgenby creek is a long _one. We'll never catch 'em up." "Which track"+ 
-"To the right up the xidiKel ​of courseLen's not far behind."​ +"​What'​s up with you now, Joe? He had three raisins more than me for lunch. Now the rubber had slipped off his hip strap. I can't do anything ​with him. See what you can do with him, Frank."​ 
-"Where are you, Joe? Where areyou, Joe?"​ + 
-Me,climbed and climbed that steep ridge. We shouted to Len who shouted to Joe. We shouted to the others but our echoes died into silence as the 5/200ft Booth grew an our left and the valley sank into an abyss in the shadow of dusk and the coming storm. A tree- -clothed ridge, straight as a ruler, ran from the Nas Valley over 3,000 ft. below/ ri ht to the summit of Booth. Far away _in the depths, deep in the abyss, ​growiqg ​fainter and fainter into the all pervading silence, like the wail of the banshee or the cry of -a departed - +"Hurry up. Gudgenby creek is a long one. We'll never catch 'em up." 
-"Where aaare you, Joe? Whore aaare you Joe-000?" + 
- a IP OOOOOO ​ 0  a 4: +"Which track?
-ftWhich wayld those ahead go, Bill?"​ + 
-"​We'​ll go flat out to catch the otters ​and tell 'em we've lost the Scotlands. Look, there'​s '​George."​ +"To the right up the ridge, ​of courseLen's not far behind."​ 
-"Hey, George ​Something'​s happened."​ + 
-George watts a little whileout of respect, then plods silently on. We soon realized that, after that ridge, George was in no mood for anything happening. From the top we looked down into the wide expanse of the Gudgenby river valley. Far below us in the distance were the little black specks of those ahead. No shouts could penetrate the distance. No blisters could catch the fleet of foot. Threefold we were split. No shaft of hope in the gloom. Alas fr the lost ones/ +"Where are you, Joe? Where are you, Joe?"​ 
-When we reached the valley and the road, there was bother. Which way had they gone, up or down? Everything was in the wrong place. Map was wrong and George in a "go no further', camp right here" mood. So we rested George and went back to the farm where we learned our fate. This was Glendale and we had to walk "​4-6"​ miles to Gudgenby that night to make up lost schedule + 
-through ​climbingthe wrOng ridgeWoe to him that leads up a wrong rUge+We climbed and climbed that steep ridge. We shouted to Len who shouted to Joe. We shouted to the others but our echoes died into silence as the 5,200 ft Booth grew on our left and the valley sank into an abyss in the shadow of dusk and the coming storm. A tree clothed ridge, straight as a ruler, ran from the Naas Valley over 3,000 ft. below, right to the summit of Booth. Far away in the depths, deep in the abyss, ​growing ​fainter and fainter into the all pervading silence, like the wail of the banshee or the cry of a departed ​spirit ​- 
-Perspiring with cur shirts off in a freezing drizzleand ikith blister scorched ​t. wci ;:​ctinc'​.6,​5. ​it ct I1P,that steep interminable ​read in a semi- Comatose conditicpLt the t6p'​l ​then &​min ​the other side with torches in the blaCis5.1.t,​s-e,​W%--3' ​had ;​1.n6Ft ​abandoned ​hoDt,:​. ​of finding those ahead and intended camping at'tLE.,catcs:r, LO; 1=c: cecretly -believed that Roley + 
-would havc rL ar d iouLd c:7Lt7Jh thezr_ ​At RendezvousCreek they were camped ​l Johm,;,2c ey ai dK,3r, ntar the roa A:d the other people further away for a littlo qui*H-.nt,5sTie cc o.tvyl the. rcads; ​everything was abused and +"Where aaare you, Joe? Where aaare you Joe-ooo?" 
-the Scotlands ​whrever wor c74 were better off than us; especially seeing that they had boon given a map that morning. Beware of being given a map in like cirvumstances; ​+ 
-Gudgenby is a rolliHg grassy plain 3,000 ft high and surrounded by forested mountains topped with granite boulders above the tree line. Weeping willows and a clump of tall poplars, green meadows and a fine flowing stream were welcoming sights,Welrampoi cver the tussock grass and through the fine forested ​slorm of +---- 
-"I think wei,ae c.:r14:,.T.nat must be Mount Kelly on our right. Nothing as high afi that an7,​-hcre ​else."​ + 
-"But the direotion ic w:​ong, ​Look at the map."​ +"Which way'​d ​those ahead go, Bill?" 
-"The map'​s ​' + 
-Stop here fc.) 2.1.u a while we're sure of water."​ +"​We'​ll go flat out to catch the others ​and tell 'em we've lost the Scotlands. Look, there'​s '​George."​ 
-"This climb ha e been worse than AannellS ​Spur."​ + 
-"​I ​donl t like iho look of things." ​. +"Hey, GeorgeSomething'​s happened."​ 
-After lunch we climbed again with more energy,till suddenly a little plain-came into view. Snow daisies and orchids, alpine plants of iarions., ​types were scattered in profusion in the snow grass of the natural clearing. Below to the right was the Cotter country and surrounding us high mountain peaks. Everyone was not happy with the spell of these beautiful surroundings and the uncertainty of the morning banished. A high peak to thi south was + 
-,decided to be Mount telly and a section of the party proceeded to the attack. The remainder of the party headed-for Cr Cotter Homestead.:. +George watts a little whileout of respect, then plods silently on. We soon realized that, after that ridge, George was in no mood for anything happening. From the top we looked down into the wide expanse of the Gudgenby river valley. Far below us in the distance were the little black specks of those ahead. No shouts could penetrate the distance. No blisters could catch the fleet of foot. Threefold we were split. No shaft of hope in the gloom. Alas for the lost ones
-Mount Kelly is one of the most satisfYing ​peaks I have climbed.-Itis - isolated and possesres ​an" ​uninterrupted view in all directions containing ​ioreground,,middTe cli-sta:​ce ​and backgroundPhotographs from there with good telephoto ​-a7.paratoz Tould be startling. In the-east is the golden coloured ​siaeep oollA7.:​v) ​Gudgenby ​taain 3s000 ft below and Booth just behind ​i then T,Ils fa ltz,ptic sake of the Tinderry Range, like mountains in a + 
-fairy St6ryAVid naarby ​are the and ridges of the Boboyan, Gudgenby,+When we reached the valley and the road, there was bother. Which way had they gone, up or down? Everything was in the wrong place. Map was wrong and George in a "go no further, camp right here" mood. So we rested George and went back to the farm where we learned our fate. This was Glendale and we had to walk "​4-6"​ miles to Gudgenby that night to make up lost schedule through ​climbing the wrong ridgeWoe to him that leads up a wrong ridge. 
-and Scabby ​Range Tp_the ​south, Kosciusko'​s main range is conspicuous by the steep north west face of.Jagungal. From Half-Moon Peak and Bimberi, the Brindabella Range stretaheS* ​across the western horizon and deep below the thick forested slopes is the valley of the Cotter. Far to the west through the Murray gap is seen thT steep pointed peaks of the Fiery Range. Nameless peaks ir the foreground, endless ridges in the distance, all covered with a faint blue haze, but, shPrp and clear in outline and detail. This would be a great .p.15c e. 1;0 'be in winter, with the mountains' ​draped in a mantle of + 
-snow. An fines long steep ski runs,- tool are awaiting someone'​s skis. +Perspiring with our shirts off in a freezing drizzle and with blister scorched ​feet we pounded ​it out up that steep interminable ​road in a semi-comatose condition. At last the top, then down the other side with torches in the blacknessWe had almost ​abandoned ​hope of finding those ahead and intended camping at the first waterBut we secretly ​believed that Roley would have rebelled and we would catch them. At Rendezvous Creek they were camped; ​JohnoRoley and Ken near the road and the other people further away for a little quietnessThe countrythe roads, everything was abused and the Scotlands, wherever they were, were better off than us; especially seeing that they had been given a map that morning. Beware of being given a map in like circumstances! 
-The PKi..11:7 eve.:​4ually ​overtook "the rabbits"​ camped below the + 
-Cotter ​d, The raptures of Mou4t Kelly were received,with disbelief, +---- 
-criticism, ​c;,yaicism, sarcasm, ennui and eventually indifference;​ which only shows how -successful the raptures were. + 
-Next morning we beat it out down the Cotter with many desulory ​excursions up sundry ridges ​lookin ​for imaginery trchlsrand ​much flapping +Gudgenby is a rolliHg grassy plain 3,000 ft high and surrounded by forested mountains topped with granite boulders above the tree line. Weeping willows and a clump of tall poplars, green meadows and a fine flowing stream were welcoming sights. ​We tramped over the tussock grass and through the fine forested ​slopes ​of middle creek. 
-of groundsheets amid the pouring rain in the prickly undergrowth.Lunch was in the rain at a place we decided to name Kangaroo Creek, so that, at least, some resemblance would exist betwe n the country and the map. + 
-"The rabbits are checking out +"I think we've gone wrongThat must be Mount Kelly on our right. Nothing as high as that anywhere ​else." 
-"​We'​ll follow up the creek if therel8 ​a track.If not, we'll try the ridge. They'​ll have to get on the ridge."​ + 
-"The creek looks evil", +"But the direction is wrong. ​Look at the map." 
-"The ridge is going up and up:. We ought to turn back."​ + 
-"Too lateWe'll never catch them."- +"The map'​s ​useless."​ 
-"Ahl thats the finiidh,,We'​re ​separatec4. We'll never see them again now. an only keep going."​ + 
-"​Here'​s a bottleWonder if the track goes over the saddle."​+"Stop here for lunch, ​while we're sure of water."​ 
 + 
 +"This climb has been worse than Hannel'​s ​Spur." 
 + 
 +"​I ​don't like the look of things."​ 
 + 
 +After lunch we climbed again with more energy till suddenly a little plain came into view. Snow daisies and orchids, alpine plants of various ​types were scattered in profusion in the snow grass of the natural clearing. Below to the right was the Cotter country and surrounding us high mountain peaks. Everyone was not happy with the spell of these beautiful surroundings and the uncertainty of the morning banished. A high peak to the south was decided to be Mount Kelly and a section of the party proceeded to the attack. The remainder of the party headed for the Cotter Homestead. 
 + 
 +Mount Kelly is one of the most satisfying ​peaks I have climbed. ​It is isolated and possesses ​an uninterrupted view in all directions containing ​foregroundmiddle distance ​and backgroundPhotographs from there with good telephoto ​aparatus would be startling. In the east is the golden coloured ​sheep country, with Gudgenby ​plain 3,000 ft below and Booth just behind, ​then the fantastic peaks of the Tinderry Range, like mountains in a fairy storyAnd nearby ​are the peaks and ridges of the Boboyan, Gudgenby, and Scabby ​Ranges. To the south, Kosciusko'​s main range is conspicuous by the steep north west face of Jagungal. From Half-Moon Peak and Bimberi, the Brindabella Range stretches ​across the western horizon and deep below the thick forested slopes is the valley of the Cotter. Far to the west through the Murray gap is seen the steep pointed peaks of the Fiery Range. Nameless peaks in the foreground, endless ridges in the distance, all covered with a faint blue haze, but, sharp and clear in outline and detail. This would be a great place to be in winter, with the mountains draped in a mantle of snow. And some fine, long steep ski runs, too, are awaiting someone'​s skis. 
 + 
 +The "Kelly Gang" eventually ​overtook "the rabbits"​ camped below the Cotter ​homestead. ​The raptures of Mount Kelly were received with disbelief, criticism, ​cynicism, sarcasm, ennui and eventually indifference;​ which only shows how successful the raptures were. 
 + 
 +Next morning we beat it out down the Cotter with many desultory ​excursions up sundry ridges ​looking ​for imaginary tracks, and much flapping of groundsheets amid the pouring rain in the prickly undergrowth. Lunch was in the rain at a place we decided to name Kangaroo Creek, so that, at least, some resemblance would exist between ​the country and the map. 
 + 
 +"The rabbits are checking out." 
 + 
 +"​We'​ll follow up the creek if there'​s ​a track. If not, we'll try the ridge. They'​ll have to get on the ridge."​ 
 + 
 +"The creek looks evil." 
 + 
 +"The ridge is going up and up. We ought to turn back." 
 + 
 +"Too lateWe'll never catch them." 
 + 
 +"Ah! that'​s ​the finish. ​We'​re ​separated. We'll never see them again now. Can only keep going."​ 
 + 
 +"​Here'​s a bottleWonder if the track goes over the saddle."​ 
 "Not a sign of it." "Not a sign of it."
-"Gosh, that creek looks like the Upper Kowmung. Won't they be hostile."​ "Coo-eel C9o-eel+ 
-"​Listen! A reply. Can hear their voicesMust be coming up."+"Gosh, that creek looks like the Upper Kowmung. Won't they be hostile."​ 
 +"Coo-ee! Coo-ee!" 
 + 
 +"​Listen! A reply. Can hear their voicesMust be coming up." 
 "Over there. Let's keep on following the ridge."​ "Over there. Let's keep on following the ridge."​
-The voices died in the silence of the depthsA view magnificent opened up through the mists behind us. Tongues of white vapour rose from + 
-the valley of the Cotter and graced the misty diadem of the Brindabella range. Through the rifts in the mist gleamed the deep blue of the mountains ​Rna the bright shafts of the sunbeams emblazoned the ever changing scene. Huge grinite ​boulders, round as eggs, big as houses, jumbled together and bilanced ​on each other, ​toi-ped ​the ridge above US. Mount McKeahnie, ​419O0ft. Ano4-1,er peak falls to the conquerors!+The voices died in the silence of the depthsA view magnificent opened up through the mists behind us. Tongues of white vapour rose from the valley of the Cotter and graced the misty diadem of the Brindabella range. Through the rifts in the mist gleamed the deep blue of the mountains ​and the bright shafts of the sunbeams emblazoned the ever changing scene. Huge granite ​boulders, round as eggs, big as houses, jumbled together and balanced ​on each other, ​topped ​the ridge above us. Mount McKeahnie, ​4,9O0 ft. Another ​peak falls to the conquerors! 
 "Its too dark now. I'll give Doreen the torch."​ "Its too dark now. I'll give Doreen the torch."​
 +
 "I don't mind being behind. I can hear you crashing through in front."​ "I don't mind being behind. I can hear you crashing through in front."​
-"Its freezingMy hands are numb. We've been wet throl,​sh ​all the afternoon." ​mWish we knew where we really were. The others won't stand a ch nce down there. They'​ll be well and truly lost now."​ + 
-"You better take Role's seat in the train, Frank."​ +"Its freezingMy hands are numb. We've been wet through ​all the afternoon."​ 
-"The food party is split and everything. All vegetables with me, and all the meat with Colin,+ 
-"Lookl the lights of Canberra ​throuh ​the glIa." +"​Wish ​we knew where we really were. The others won't stand a chance ​down there. They'​ll be well and truly lost now." 
-"​That'​ll be our gar). Aha!"​ + 
-Then we left the ridge and plunged through the dripping jungle of a gully in search of water in the dark. Huge granite boulders formed ​Our campsite - a typical Colley campsite, but none the less a home from home with that blazing fire to quell the icy wind and rain. -7 - +"You better take Roley's seat in the train, Frank."​ 
-Next morning we found the Kangaroo Creek track in the gap and on it the footprints of our separated ones. After walking hard for seven miles down Gibraltar Creek (and the dog-proof fence) to Paddy'​s River, we discoverPa ';​hem ​a mile ahead on the Tidbinbilla RoadNo amount of shouting and waving could get them off the-safety of the road and we lost them again as we cll:​abad ​the ridge. Hours after, ​'while having lunch on the Murrumbidgee River, ​Goorg,​.? ​turned up alone. Later we met the others in the paddocks after their qut,:​r ​hour lunch. The car for Canberra was met at the appointed place. + 
-Ch. the station we met the Scotlands. They went to the Cotter via +"The food party is split and everything. All vegetables with me, and all the meat with Colin." 
-Crear37 ​Flats and returned through the Cotter Gap to Orroral, then to Naas and back to Canberra+ 
-E 304L,Afct.-1, +"Look! the lights of Canberra ​through ​the gap." 
-ToE, rf,​r,​7:​(I\)9,​(.fe,​E,​4,​fy!) /3EPI13 + 
-\ r1/41 r "TMEY 13E +"​That'​ll be our gap. Aha!" 
-o q4Zy + 
-Iona e 0 rice",​ +Then we left the ridge and plunged through the dripping jungle of a gully in search of water in the dark. Huge granite boulders formed ​our campsite - a typical Colley campsite, but none the less a home from home with that blazing fire to quell the icy wind and rain. 
-cif + 
-'--- +Next morning we found the Kangaroo Creek track in the gap and on it the footprints of our separated ones. After walking hard for seven miles down Gibraltar Creek (and the dog-proof fence) to Paddy'​s River, we discovered them a mile ahead on the Tidbinbilla RoadNo amount of shouting and waving could get them off the safety of the road and we lost them again as we climbed ​the ridge. Hours after, while having lunch on the Murrumbidgee River, ​George ​turned up alone. Later we met the others in the paddocks after their quarter ​hour lunch. The car for Canberra was met at the appointed place. 
-+ 
-ury'​LLftEvEci'​ A et, F u S +On the station we met the Scotlands. They went to the Cotter via Creamy ​Flats and returned through the Cotter Gap to Orroral, then to Naas and back to Canberra. 
-"if) + 
-7721 +---- 
-bc:,/1\ E__ Or/ R LL MAKE 7HE. + 
-(CoT1R +=====The Source Of The Thredbo ​(The Big Boggy).===== 
--a; IV 6,7/47+ 
- P +Edna Garrad
-+ 
-+There is something very fascinating about tracing a river to its source, and there is great satisfaction ​in reaching country that you have seen from afar, and conjectured ​about. 
-+ 0r,, + 
-+Last Summer, ​as we battled ​against a violent and bitter gale on the Ramshead Range, ​we had managed to pause awhile and gaze away to the east to a lovely valley that ran in vivid green strip from the depths ​below (where we knew the Thredbo flowed) to the horizonAll the year that valley was at the back of our minds, and when we planned to go to Kosciusko again this Summer it was hoped to include this portion of the district, which we had learned ​in the meantime ​was known as "The Big Boggy",​ and was the source 
-LfiAvF +of the Thredbo River. 
-Jiic + 
-+From the hut at Dead Horse Gap we set out one sparkling March morning. The frost and ice cracked ​beneath our feet, and the lovely irregular shaped tarns that were dotted along the river valley were coated with ice until about 10.30 a.m. The Thredbo here was just a small creek, but as gay and lively as the river lower down, where the fishermen catch their trout in the pools below the rapids and falls. 
-To YrtAZ + 
-trvintocT +This valley ​is very colourful and reminiscent ​of Barrington Tops. There was every imaginable ​shade of green and brown, and it seemed to us like the moorlands ​in Scotland that one reads about. No doubt after rain this valley ​would be very "boggy", and it is easily understood how the name originated, ​but when we were there it was end of Summer and the cattle pads made pleasant ​walking. The low, tree clad hills on either side had obviously made the comparison ​with the brilliant green of the swamp that had impressed us from the RangeWe wandered up and up, thoroughly enjoying the morning, and after several ​false alarms came to the gap which separates the Thredbo from the Little Thredbo. This was a glorious ​spot. It was a perfect day, with blue sky overhead and a good breezeWe sat in the midst of a carpet of snow daisies and around us grazed a number of cattle that completed the rural sceneAnd over the gap we gazed away to the Moonbah ​country, equally delightful ​as that which we had been travelling all morning. After a long time we turned and commenced our return journey of about six miles to the Hut. We were nearing home, when on rounding a bend in the track, we were faced with one of the most glorious ​vistas ​imaginable. The whole of the Ramshead Range lay before us, flecked ​with large drifts ​of snow and surmounted by a blue sky across which raced billowing clouds. ​The wild rocky peaks of the range stood out bleakly, and at the summit ​was Kosciusko, for once looking impressive, its snow capped ​dome wreathed ​from time to time in cloudIt was a breath taking climax to a very delightful day. 
-1"​--1 + 
-,11 ,S +---- 
-It + 
-+=====So Much Chatter.===== 
-You ? \ , -Th .-\--, '- k i + 
-106-LIC1) ----:- 1::"-- \II \-1471 +Most of us in the Club, (the cynical ones, anyhow) have watched with varying emotions, the distressing spectacle of a professed "woman proof" ​bachelor ​in the throes of changing his opinions. And those of us who have been forced to listen on so many occasions, to the ranting and raving of this particular bachelor on the advantages of being single, must be forgiven if they now get a tremendous satisfaction from the fact that he has now fallen flat on his face. That is such an agreeable change from his previous attitude of leaning ​too far backwards, that it is all the more enjoyable. We are telling you that Tim Coffey is engaged to Gloria Harkness. To Gloria goes our sincere admiration and to both, our wishes for every happiness. 
--ns544':'​ + 
-. _ +We haven'​t seen Len [Len Webb] and Dorothy Webb in the Club lately, but probably their time is taken up with their brand new son. No doubt Dorothy will bring him in soon to join the Junior parade. 
- ​{'​ ijiT) N /3 Li t3 p +
-+
-S   +
-THE SOURCE OF THE THREDBO +
-THE BIG BOGGY) EDNA GARRAD. +
-There is something very fascinating about tracing a river to its +
-source, and thc:​re ​is eat:'​_sfaction ​in reaching country that you have +
-seen ficm anfl c;​oyitu3.ed ​about. +
-Last as wo he,​.tt7el. ​against a violent and bitter gale on the +
-Ramshearl ​we nzingHd pans,: ​awhile and gaze away to the east to +
-]oveL.y tr%t can tr viva green strip from the denths ​below(where +
-we kno':i th Lhrc1 i'​lcrid) to the horizonAll the year that valley was +
-at t,F, ba. c;:t ovr Tinc3t1, and whan wa planned to go to Kosciusko again this Sumor 1J. 77;,F7 hod- to include this portion of the district, which we had +
-learned ​he Jr,​antime ​was known as The Big Boggy",​ and was the source +
-of the Th::ed:Dc.) +
-From the hilt at Dead Horse Gap we set out one sparkling March morning. The f,:Thlt end ice c rec13. 0. beneath our feet, and the lovely irregular shaped tarns that were dotted along the river valley were coated with ice until about 10,30 arn. The Thredbo here was just a small creek, but as gay and lively as the river lower down, where the fishermen catch their trout in the pC)cls ​below the rapids and falls. +
-This ,​Ialley ​is very colourful and i-emiiscent ​of Barrington Tops. There was5rery ji,​ainable ​shade of green 9,4d trown, and it seemed to us like the moors. AF in Scotland that one reads about. No doubt after rain this valley ​woulj be very "bogy, and it is easily understood how the name orirTinrIt ​but when we were there it was end of Summer and the cattle pads +
-made p]. asant walking. The low, tree clad hills on either side had obviously made -,se c oln_parison ​with the brilliant green of the swamp that had impressed us frnm the Range We wandered up and up, thoroughly enjoying the morning, and after Gevdral ​false alarms came to the gan which separates the Thredbo from the Little Thredbo. This was a glorious ​sloot. It was a perfect day, with blue sky overhead and a good breezeWe sat in the midst of a carpet of snow daisies and around us grazed a number of cattle that completed the rural sceneAnd over the gap we gazed away to the Moonbah ​countrylequally deliqhtful ​as that which we had been travelling all morning. After a long time we turned and commenced our return journey of about six miles to the Hut. We were nearing home, when on rounding a bend in the track, we were faced with one of the most glorious ​vita e imaginable. The whole of the Ramshead Range lay b(:fore ie. fleaked ​with large 6Hfts of snow and surmounted by a blue sky +
-acrose'​ who7 racej The wild rocky peaks of therange ​stood out bleakly, and at the s-r):​r-At ​was Kosciusko, for once looking impressive, +
-its snow anped dome yrg,​atheca ​from time to time in cloudIt was a breath +
-taking climax to a very delightful day. +
-8+
-SO MUCH CHATTER +
-Most of us in the Club, (the cynical ones, anyhow) have watched with varying emotions, the distressing spectacle of a professed "woman proof" ​ba,​cheloT ​in the throes of changing his opinions. And those of us who have been forced to listen on so many occasions, to the ranting and raving of this particular bachelor on the advantages of being single, must be forgiven if they now get a tremendous satisfaction from the fact that he has now fallen flat on his face. That is such an agreeable change from his previous attitude of leaning ​ton far backwards, that it is all the more enjoyable. We are telling you that Tim Coffey is engaged to Gloria Harkness. To Gloria goes our sincere admiration and to both, our wishes for every happiness. +
-We haven'​t seen Len and Dorothy Webb in the Club lately, but probably their time is taken ulo with their brand new son. No doubt Dorothy will bring him in soon to join the Junior parade.+
 Latest news from Beryl (English) is that she is with her husband in the far North droving. They are making quite a holiday of the trip although the life is not an idle one, Beryl'​s husband is out of the army as you may have gathered by the above. Latest news from Beryl (English) is that she is with her husband in the far North droving. They are making quite a holiday of the trip although the life is not an idle one, Beryl'​s husband is out of the army as you may have gathered by the above.
-One large (and notoriously argumentative) party has left for the Alpine Hut, where we understand there is nlenty ​of snow, while yet + 
-another smaller (and more reasonable) party is gettir; ​ready to +One large (and notoriously argumentative) party has left for the Alpine Hut, where we understand there is plenty ​of snow, while yet another smaller (and more reasonable) party is getting ​ready to holiday at Mt. Franklin, where there is no sign of snow yet. The latter party being ready for all emergencies have planned ​a walking trip as an alternative should the snow refuse to co-operate. 
-holiday at Mt. Franklin, where there is no sign of snow yet. The latter party being ready for all emergencies have %-;​lanned ​a walking trip as an alternative should the snow refuse to co-operate.+
 It is a long time since we have seen Joe Turner but we did see him last Friday in the Club, looking very fit. It is a long time since we have seen Joe Turner but we did see him last Friday in the Club, looking very fit.
-We are wondering if the Treasurer will have his report ready for the next deneral Meeting and if not, why not? And why Johnny Wood makes his report so long. 
-News has just been received that Dick Jackson is the father of a Son, Unfortunately Dick is in Darwin and has not seen the baby. 
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-Pc' r :AL P17.1; :7; r- #.1 ):$ & rt-ri e rr.+We are wondering if the Treasurer will have his report ready for the next General Meeting and if not, why notAnd why Johnny Wood makes __his__ report so long. 
- - + 
-tr e the SbT) trimbei. +News has just been received that Dick Jackson is the father of a SonUnfortunately Dick is in Darwin and has not seen the baby. 
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-,tC1crireo +---- 
- r)o 1 -9;e, t c1:- 1 o f u + 
-w he, ' rwi hci !.:71.1-...2,../`,7+=====Federation Report.===== 
-Q-.h: c3- P..;​P&'​1--e7i4r he'r t-Pe f _ + 
- t -  . /1 7 ei buti -r -e, a-", e r parv +===Meeting held on 20th June1944 at 6.30 p.m.=== 
- 4;-- I:- 7L w c,;a 5,,,v;i11; D J10 4.  + 
-of,all +===Kosciusko State Park.=== 
- 1 1.7 o f  + 
- r. 4 - +The list of trustees appointed to manage this new park has been publishedIt was noted that MrMyles Dunphy was __not__ one of themFederation decided to write to the Trustees asking them to appoint a sub-committee of two of their members who are in touch with such matters to meet the representatives of various recreational organizations whose members use the Park. 
-c F:e r-at w6tiad e rate , the , C12.1) ​.?voiAld + 
-c 71_ --t he  +===Search and Rescue Section.=== 
- ​. ​ci519Ieto otir Club-T1J0, In + 
-aoj11,6,W: the -F;te r are a.,tioncs +With the absence of MrSt[illegible],​ MrKnight reported that the Sand RSection had held meeting and arrangements were in hand for the Practice Week-endthe date to be the 2nd and 3rd September nextPlease note
- a acc3uats and + 
- 4 iy..)i1 7'01( Xt +===Era Lands.=== 
-In 9 0 t a rfdonat-i'​On -tiiwaids rreuntid '​the'​ 'Ern_ ,Land s + 
-D IRTY ITLP I regret to re-oor'​t ​thatcertain membersof thi..6 ​Club have +As instructedI read to Council Miss Byles' letter to the S.B.W. and gave a brief explanation of the position and the suggestion to donate certain funds in hand to the Department of Land towards the immediate resumption of the wholeor a part of, the Era Lands. I then conveyed to the Federation the Club'request that it open a new subscription list for say one month so that the donation would go to the Government from all bushwalkersand stated that the Club and contributaries to the old fund would open the new one with £225and possibly more to come
-:s lip on. thems'​eleS 'and :​1i:​he ​S,B.W ,Ijuring the di 1,3 c uE.F1 ioi O the + 
-.of the Youth Hostels' ​A.49 o an.; ,Pj1C 0 the  +The delegates present were rather staggered at the generosity of the S.B.Was they felt that its contribution would necessarily be the greater part of any fund available in a month'​s time. They decided thatin view of all the circumstances, the Federation would co-operate with the Club and would circularise all the other clubs asking for donations to our Club fund. In addition, the Hon. Treasurer is to prepare details of how the Federation'​s funds are made up, showing what amounts are in special trust accounts and what amount would be available if the Federation decided at its next meeting to make donation towards the resumption of the Era Lands
-I(..-34-3a beteyrressed '​whtIer the.- merabc r of L..As + 
-+===Dirty campsite.=== 
-121 0 ,..1:113 .1.,,​.3-,​`rfICT:​ak-1 tit d ea. IS --ab ciu,t + 
-Fe ,=312)1111'77,​tec]trl'​Oef'​ rnbie ra% Clul; oii,​1,​3 ​:it a (~1.r-) 1 03 +I regret to report ​that certain members of the Club have brought shame upon themselves ​and the S.B.W. During ​the discussion on the possible future affiliation ​of the Youth Hostels' ​Association one of the C.M.Wdelegates expressed doubt as to whether the members ​of that Association would have bushwalking ideals about tidy campsitesetcThe President of the Federation (MrPhil Watson of the Rover Ramblers' ​Clubcommented as follows:- 
- irtrol;​i-,​11 ​interest ​everyoxie '​fa'​. ​know thRt t1-.:​e ​last vieck---ezla wh?.11 ho, 3 + 
-alit at 137;​Dtr,​-i) ​he 'sawthe '​dirtiest ca ntoPite ​he d e n. +It would interest ​everyone to know that the last week-end when he was out a Corral Swamp he saw the __dirtiest campsite ​he had seen for a long time, and it was an S.B.W. campsite!__ He as the last to leave Corral Swamp that morning and, before leaving, ​he went across to the campsite left by __"​Eminent members of the S.B.W."__ It was filthy with a litter ​of papers and scraps of food__and the fire was still smouldering!__ 
-and 'an S B ' C 3,1"11.13 e' ias the :CaS t L L + 
- ; it 1-)e :1;0 -r e 0' ​he  We nt across to the oarn.:0.=, e left +Your delegates just sat and took itThis delegate has checked campsites and fires after so many re-unions, but had always hoped that those which ere below the standards set by the Club were those of new, inexperienced members, In this instance, the President of the Federation stated that the culprits were "​eminent members of the S.B.W." and he would not know the new members! 
-0 7 + 
--:") ? ,14 it was. filthy_ ​a' ​litter ​o-F,' e +The Committee will probably have no difficulty ​in finding out which members camped at Corral Swamp in June and saw Bill Watson ​there. They are obviously ​menace to the Club and to the bush. 
- AS STTLT 81\5_0C1IDE5.-DTCi'​ustC 71L'​.--;​ to,ard t(-.)ok T12, 'has checo es + 
-but. d 7.-1.-.1rtr -1101)0 ​that 0 e +That this should happen ​to the Club after nearly seventeen years of hard work and ceaseless propaganda!! Words fail me
--11:y 1:11E.:Club we-r-e cf r...e i 11,-; nl rf S + 
-La '7;- ,​.rP3'​aert o 11-9 t t1 CL1s +---- 
-NC -f- 'D f "t-ne ,<Er1V I andhe. c.:111! a not 1,,.c r.Ow the new rs. + 
-2.y zhev e... no (ft:kr f i e..u71...ty ​in finding out, v,​11-3,​i),​1-1 +=====Letters From The Lads And Lasses.===== 
- ''​[-i o-cf"​T'',​31 ;C rjl D.:​21:,​P ​in June ,a nd s'​v ​Bill 1 atsor there. Theya:ee + 
-o. l: 1 ac CtC andto  +Letters were received during June from the following members of the walking fraternity:​- 
-1 ,​appen ​to theClub IL af ter nearly seventeen years pf + 
-wo2k. ari ateles pr opaganda. .7,​-,​rds ​fail me* +  * Jack Adams 
-LETTERS FROM THE LADS 'eND LASSES +  * Dick Jackson 
-Letters were received during ​,June from the following members of the walking fraternity:​- +  ​* ​Alan Clarke 
-Jack Adams Dick Jackson +  * Frank Freeguard 
-Alan Clarke Frank Freeguard +  ​* ​Geoff Parker 
-Geoff Parker Bob Banks +  * Bob Banks 
-BennLe ​Bryant Doris Allden, +  * Bennie ​Bryant 
-Jack Adana'​. 12eh lq-177. ​from London Mighty pleased to have your descriptige eLrgYaele oi %51;h Lnril (Anzac Day). Shall make '​Foneymoon ​Bay" one of me -Ir=t, Lt isn't a tough one, for I'm sadly unfit for hikes +  * Doris Allden 
-like the: Pr)-7 1-711h1crs ​Barrington Trip.The crew Ethey are always ​heeraInc, ;,r), await that tin of sweets, hope its a big tin, Gre3dy! + 
-Were tr) uRatn on our 5th sortie. As I've 18 now including 6 in +===Jack Adams 12th May from London.=== 
-10 cleTe the crew have been giving a hand in "​softening up" + 
-preor ec. eee,​f, ​Front. As 81,000 tons were dropped at rate of 2 tons per triyri .- for '​!0 ​days in April, you can imagine the RAF and USAAF have a 7,0-; head cr them. Parcels from home, mail too are coming along fine inc7a,diep; yeal bits and -eieces"Heard of Nev Bruce'​s sad death - a +Mighty pleased to have your descriptive airgraph of 25 April (Anzac Day). Shall make "​Honeymoon ​Bay" one of my first hikes hope it isn't a tough one, for I'm sadly unfit for hikes like the Rover Ramblers ​Barrington Trip. The crew (they are always ​hungryand too, await that tin of sweets, hope its a big tin, GreedyWent to Berlin again on our 5th sortie. As I've 18 now including 6 in 10 days during April, ​the crew have been giving a hand in "​softening up" ​prior to Second ​Front. As 81,000 tons were dropped at rate of 2 tons per minute ​for 30 days in April, you can imagine the RAF and USAAF have a job ahead of them. Parcels from home, mail too are coming along fine including your "bits and pieces"Heard of Nev Bruce'​s sad death - a great 1ad and walker too. Well good hiking now that autumn is here and write again soon. 
-grat 1r,d and walker too. Well good hiking now that autumn is here snd write eaaa'​en ​soon, + 
-27'​ae23rd ​May from New Guinea. Its ages since I last h,d the chance of tracks back home, I'm still interested in the monthly magazine +===Alan Clarke, 23rd May from New Guinea.=== 
-anrJ %ne (13iLRS ​of you folk who are keeping the pennant flattering, flm seirJew ​Guinea again for thelsecond ​time and sincerely hope the task + 
-fjej ened when we are due to head south once moreThere'​s plenty +Its ages since I last had the chance of trudging the tracks back home, I'm still interested in the monthly magazine ​and the doings ​of you folk who are keeping the pennant flattering. I'm seeing New Guinea again for the second ​time and sincerely hope the task will be finished ​when we are due to head south once moreThere'​s plenty of walking hereabouts ​whether one likes it or not, practice had by those in peace times has stood one in good stead for the adventures unlimited ​to be had in these placesNo doubt there are a sprinkling of the various club members scattered around the north, all storing up the many tales to be told around future reunion camp fires. I for one look forward to such times and judging by the speed the "​Honorable Gent" is fleeing north, that day isn't so far away nowAs I have read of the letters by others who have trodden this Isle, you should ​know plenty about this spot. At least the temperature hardly changes and for lovers of sol the climate is ideal. ​Vegetarians ​wouldn'​t go hungry by any means, fruit in particular, of all tropical ​varieties can be had in abundance at a mere cost of trade value, ​tobacco, matches or razor blades and even coloured paper will satisfy the dusky inhabitants. Canoe tripe occur now and again when the occasion arises but not like we know it back home. Its all smooth water either salt or fresh and the foaming rapids and grassy banks are missing. Such places ​as the old Cox or upper Kowmung or even delightful Bluegum Forest and the winding Grose will always remain pleasant memories of bygone days
-of ]ereabouts ​whether one likes it or not, practice had by those + 
-in peace times ilas stood' onein good stead for the adventures unlimited +===Frank Freeguard, 26-5-44 from Cloncurry.=== 
-tc 1 had in these placesNo doubt there are a sprinkling of the various + 
-club members scattered around the north, all storing up the many tales +Regrets at not having ​replied ​to your news earlier. ​Fact is the letter went on a tour - some so-and-so at Hqrsforgot ​where I am located or had been sending so many letters to the other address ​that this one went the same wayThe photos were very nice. There are a few I shall have to be introduced to when I come downCertainly the S.B.W. have changed - very sedate almost reminds one of a Religious ​Convention. ​Suppose you will say I have been mixing with too many YanksFrank Cramp looks as if he will break out any minute, however. Apparently the photo was taken before the show had got into top gear or had been going too long in top gear. By the way what is biting The Bean? Left his article in the Bushwalker ​till in the mood for some foolery and was surprised to find how outspoken and serious ​he wasIf the report is correct it would be a good idea to put a "lame duck" ​in occasionally to either slow up a walk or force the leader ​to abandon ​same and make a picnic out of an emergency. After all what is the loss of one objective ​when there is a whole programme of objectives in a year? The matter might have been serious for the ClubAnyway if The Bean's report is correct here is one who is with him all the way. The article "Over the Gap" ​was very thrilling. ​The remarks about the necks being valuable to country made me think that some of the necks being risked were also valuable to the country ​especially ​if left unbroken. However it was a very entertaining ​article. We are having ​perfect North Queensland winter weather and although in the tropics find the nights ​cold. Have been out recently on a trip which took us some hundreds of miles through scrub country - mostly plains. Tracks, fences, gates, stations (many miles apart), ​cattle, trees and dust about sums it up. Found ourselves on river bank where we had our first view of a Croc. Needless ​to say, we looked for more Crocs and were able to see a number ​of the fresh water variety ​about four feet long. A fresh water Croc, according to the Manager of the Station, is a harmless fellow ever to go in swimming withWe were informed ​that two lived in the water hole in the creek from which he obtained his water supply - length six or seven feet. 
-to be told around future reunion camp fires. I for one look forward to such times and judging by the speed the "​Honorable Gent" is fleeing north, + 
-that day isn't so far away nowAs I have read of the letters by others who +---- 
-have trodden this Isle, you shauld ​know plenty about this spot. At least + 
-the temperature hardly changes and for lovers of sol the climate is ideal. ​Vee2tecians ​wouldn'​t go hungry by any means, fruit in particular, of all +=====Your Optometrist - F. Goodman, M.I.O.===== 
-treleal ​varieties can be had in abundance at a mere cost of trade value, +Optometrist and Optician
-to'​ea.-:​ee, matches or razor blades and even coloured paper will satisfy the + 
-i:​loabitants. Canoe tripe occur now and again when the occasion arises but J.iAe we know it back home. Its all smooth water either salt or free L,​_1,​1 ​the foaming rapids and grassy banks are missing. Such places +20 Hunter Street, Sydney. 
-ea C;ox or upper Kowmung or even delightful Bluegum Forest and the + 
-\Njrc] G-L'​oe ​will always remain pleasant memories of bygone days, ,​7a-e;​ee;​a-ed ​26-5-44 from Cloncur_sz. Regrets at not having ​reelied ​to year aeae +Tel: B3438 
-':​alder, ​Fact is the letter went on a tour - some so-and-so at &tee, -',:.,)coL where I am located or had been sending so many letters to the + 
-aaarzss ​that this one went the same wayThe photos were very nicer  +Modern methods of Eye examination and Eye trainingCareful Spectacle fitting. 
-theee ale? a few I shall have to Ire introduced to when I come downCertainly the .E.IN, have changed - very sedate almost reminds one of a Religious ​Con- + 
-veneoll ​Suppose you will say I have been mixing with too many YanksFrank Cramp looks as if he will break out any minutelhowever. Apparently the photo +Fixing an appointment will facilitate the reservation ​of time for giving you proper attention, but should you be unable to ring us beforehand, your visit will be welcome at any time you may be able to call. 
-,JuL,Jr wunl; on a tour - some so-nnd_so + 
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- ​tal,,:​en ​before the show had got into top gear or had been going too long in top geaT, By the way what is biting The Bean? Left his article in the Bushwa'​!Lcr ​till in the mood for some foolery and was surprised to find how outspoen +=====Backyard.===== 
- ​iJOY1GOS ​he wasIf the report is correct it would be a good idea to put a ciuk in occasionally to either slow up a walk or force the lead?​r ​to abE.ndl:​f4 + 
-same and make a picnic out of an emergency. After all what is the loss of on-,​1)jective ​when there is a whole programme of objectives in a year? The ritie..17 m'​Lght ​have been serious for the ClubAnyway if The Bean's report is 0:​-;'​crool:​ hei:​ie ​is one who is with him all the way. The article "Over the Gap" +We were talking about our bush-plant raising ​experiments ​and had got to the stage of building a "​frame"​. The experiment ​is a great success. Most of the seeds that had hitherto appeared so difficult to raise just came up as easily as cabbages. Pink tea tree, red bottle brush, golden glory pea, waratahs, middle harbour pine, banksia (3 kinds)sturts desert pea and several ​others have germinated well and are developing into sturdy ​little seedlings. 
-we The remarks about the necks being valuable to country made ms T)J7i n1=_. that some of the necks being risked were also valuable to the country ​se.F.oeciy ​if loft unbroken. However it was a very entertaining ​,.rticle, ​We are + 
-11,​1..rLn ​perfect North Queensland winter weather and although in the tropics find the cold. Have been out recently on a trip which tok us some hundreds +Meanwhile life goes on amongst the wildlings that have to fend for themselves. The boronia (bledifolia) is now in full bloom, each tiny shrub appearing to consist solely of flowers. The Dillwynnias are crowded with buds and a few hardy pioneers are giving promise of the glory to come. The eriostemons too are just awaiting a few sunny days to relieve their dark green foliage with masses of star-like flowers. The red spider flower is making a brave show and black eyed susan shyly hangs her pretty head. A stranger who has made itself at home and indeed brings its own welcome is the Cootamundra wattle. It is a blaze of colour. The Sydney wattle is preparing to take up the torch to brighten ​sombre ​winter days. 
-of through scrub country-mostly plains. Tracks, fences, gates, stations + 
-(many miles apart), ​catle, trees amilcihrt ​about sums it up. Found ourselves +The proverbially busy bees are working on the wattle as though possessed. With pollen baskets full they speed from flower to flower with frantic haste, to fill the larder with honey against hard times to come. 
-on river bank where we had our first view of a Croc. Neidles- ​to say, we + 
-fer more Croce and were able to see a aumbr of the fresh water variety +Returning to mundane things, Paddy has a supply ​of cape groundsheets standard pattern ​6' ​4' ​at 12/- (no coupons). He hopes shortly to be able to take orders for green extra lightweight ​tents. 
-aLo; four feet long. A fresh water Croc, according to the Manager of the Scu 13 a harmless fellow ever to go in swimming withWe were infozriled ​that two livedin the 'water hole in the creek from which he obtained his water supply - length six or seven feet. + 
-&​L'​a..7a-Z"-@e4i a..:​!1@a5k.)@.:​TXL;​S.@@@Qc3@@@(3@(gc.'​. +Paddy Pallin. ​Camp Gear for Walkers. 
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-f-AcDt, +327 George Street, ​Sydney'Phone B3101.
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-. YOUR OPTOMETRIST +
-F. GOODMAN, M.I.O. ​@ +
-Optometrist and Optician ​@ +
-20 Hunter Street, Sydney. ​@ +
-Tel: 33438 @ D +
-Modern methods of Eye examination and Eye training ​+
-Careful Spectacle fitting +
-@ _ _ +
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-Fixing an appointment will facilitate the reser- ._ , +
-@ vation ​of time for giving you proper attention, +
-but should you be unable to ring us beforehand, ​+
-your visit will be welcome at any time you may @ @ +
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-We were talking about our bush-plant raising ​exerimntr ​and had got to the stage of building a "​frame"​. The experiment +
-a great success. Most of the seeds that hld hitherto +
-appeared so difficult to raise just came 1.1-) as easily as cabbages. Pink tea tree rd bottle brush, golden glory pea, waratahs, middle harbour pine, banksia (3 kinds) sturts desert pea and scycl-al ​others have germinated well and are developing into sturo4 ​little seedlings.  +
-Meanwhile life goes on amongst the wildlings that have to fend 'for themselves. The boronia (bledifolia) is now in full bloom, each tiny shrub appearing to consist solely of flowers. The Dillwynnias are crowded with buds and a few hardy pioneers are giving promise of the glory to come. The eriostemons too are just awaiting a few sunny days to relieve their dark green foliage with masses of star-like flowers. The red spider flower is making a brave show and black eyed susan shyly hangs her pretty head. A stranger who has made itself at home and indeed brings its own welcome is the Cootamundra wattle. It is a blaze of colour. The Sydney wattle is preparing to take up the torch to brighten ​soOre winter days. +
-The proverbially busy bees are working on the wattle as though possessed. With pollen baskets full they speed from +
-flower to flower with frantic haste, to fill the larder with honey against hard times to Come+
-Returning to mundane things, Paddy has a suply of cape groundsheets standard pattern ​61 41 at 12/- (no coupons). He hoes shortly to be able to take orders for green extra li s.htweiht ​tents. +
-(Phone B3101. +
-PADDY PALLIN ​Camp Gear +
-327 George Street, ​for +
-SYDNEY ​Walkers.+
  
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