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 The Federation Dance at Winns on June 29th, was an outstanding success and ("wot is more important",​ as the mercenary organisers might say) realised over £30 for the Federation'​s bank balance. The Federation Dance at Winns on June 29th, was an outstanding success and ("wot is more important",​ as the mercenary organisers might say) realised over £30 for the Federation'​s bank balance.
  
-The dancing was interspersed with sketches, and all went merry as a marriage bell. In accordance with the expressed wish of the Federation there was a +The dancing was interspersed with sketches, and all went merry as a marriage bell. In accordance with the expressed wish of the Federation there was a complete absence of liquor but, fortunately,​ hitting below the belt in the sketches was not prohibited. Otherwise the orchestra would probably have had to be restrained from playing hymns.
-complete absence of liquor but, fortunately,​ hitting below the belt in the sketches was not prohibited. Otherwise the orchestra would probably have had to be restrained from playing hymns.+
  
 =====Fires In The Kiola State Forest!===== =====Fires In The Kiola State Forest!=====
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 We were to be guests of the Forestry Dept., and Marie as sponsor of the trip went through periodical spaces of apprehension seeing with a forward gazing eye the charred and blackened ruins of what had once been a beautiful spotted gum forest, virgin and unknown to fire until our visitation. We were to be guests of the Forestry Dept., and Marie as sponsor of the trip went through periodical spaces of apprehension seeing with a forward gazing eye the charred and blackened ruins of what had once been a beautiful spotted gum forest, virgin and unknown to fire until our visitation.
  
-Our select party of five and two halves, (not counting Rona who is still in square pants and can hardly be tagged with any number east of the decimal point), all of the feminine persuasion, travelled some 200 miles south per +Our select party of five and two halves, (not counting Rona who is still in square pants and can hardly be tagged with any number east of the decimal point), all of the feminine persuasion, travelled some 200 miles south per train and service car and Forestry lorry and were finally unstacked at Pebbly Beach on a clearing formerly the site of a sawmill. From a background of mountains the forest, untamed and beautiful, swept down to the curved sea shore, and the small clearing with its few derelict huts of rough sewn timber slept quietly within the ridges'​ safe encircling arms.
-train and service car and Forestry lorry and were finally unstacked at Pebbly Beach on a clearing formerly the site of a sawmill. From a background of mountains the forest, untamed and beautiful, swept down to the curved sea shore, and the small clearing with its few derelict huts of rough sewn timber slept quietly within the ridges'​ safe encircling arms.+
  
 The driver of the Forestry lorry pointed out a tank of water he had placed under a tree for our use and departed with our hearty thanks for the Department'​s many kindnesses. The driver of the Forestry lorry pointed out a tank of water he had placed under a tree for our use and departed with our hearty thanks for the Department'​s many kindnesses.
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 =====Bruce Simpson - New Guinea To "​Dunk"​===== =====Bruce Simpson - New Guinea To "​Dunk"​=====
  
-Have just received your letter of the 15th April and as I have been thinking of dropping you a line for some time now and as there is no time like the present, here goes. You know, I think, that I am in New Guinea. I sent you a lettercard from here just before Christmas, and you will have guessed that I have been in action for a couple of months now - you said "I wonder where you are making your presence felt now, and what fun you are having."​ As for where I am, the newspapers will give you the exact locations. I am not permitted to say any more than "I am in New Guinea."​ But then there is only one campaign going on in N.G. at present, so it should not be hard to guess. And I will say this - the War Correspondents are being given a pretty free hand in reporting this campaign. You are getting the dinkum oil on this show, just as soon as it happens. There is no delay in releasing information on this campaign. We see the Sydney and Brisbane newspapers the day after you do and I am often surprised how +Have just received your letter of the 15th April and as I have been thinking of dropping you a line for some time now and as there is no time like the present, here goes. You know, I think, that I am in New Guinea. I sent you a lettercard from here just before Christmas, and you will have guessed that I have been in action for a couple of months now - you said "I wonder where you are making your presence felt now, and what fun you are having."​ As for where I am, the newspapers will give you the exact locations. I am not permitted to say any more than "I am in New Guinea."​ But then there is only one campaign going on in N.G. at present, so it should not be hard to guess. And I will say this - the War Correspondents are being given a pretty free hand in reporting this campaign. You are getting the dinkum oil on this show, just as soon as it happens. There is no delay in releasing information on this campaign. We see the Sydney and Brisbane newspapers the day after you do and I am often surprised how up-to-the-minute they are. Australian National Airways give us a great service in this regard. For months past their plane - a big Silver Douglas - has flown right over every one of our positions along the coast and dropped yesterday'​s Sydney and Brisbane newspapers to the troops right from the front line back to base. And boy! there sure is a race and a scramble for those papers - at least in our areas, for of course artillery positions are comparatively safe, being behind the protective infantry and in parts of this country you're out of view of the enemy at fifty yards. Sometimes however, its quite different.
-up-to-the-minute they are. Australian National Airways give us a great service in this regard. For months past their plane - a big Silver Douglas - has flown right over every one of our positions along the coast and dropped yesterday'​s Sydney and Brisbane newspapers to the troops right from the front line back to base. And boy! there sure is a race and a scramble for those papers - at least in our areas, for of course artillery positions are comparatively safe, being behind the protective infantry and in parts of this country you're out of view of the enemy at fifty yards. Sometimes however, its quite different.+
  
 One day the "​newspaper bomber"​ circled our gun position twice, came in very low and tossed us a couple of parcels. Imagine the excitement when it was discovered that the larger parcel contained twenty Peters Ice Cream Bricks! It was like manna from Heaven. A gift from Peters'​ Brisbane Manager. And very much appreciated by all. Nobody ever thought they'd see ice cream in this part of the world, much less be eating it in the front line! And the other parcel contained a fruit cake baked the day before by the pilot'​s next door neighbour in Brisbane who wanted to do something for the boys up north. And that was very much appreciated by all too. At that time (end of February) we ware still waiting for our Christmas parcels to arrive! One day the "​newspaper bomber"​ circled our gun position twice, came in very low and tossed us a couple of parcels. Imagine the excitement when it was discovered that the larger parcel contained twenty Peters Ice Cream Bricks! It was like manna from Heaven. A gift from Peters'​ Brisbane Manager. And very much appreciated by all. Nobody ever thought they'd see ice cream in this part of the world, much less be eating it in the front line! And the other parcel contained a fruit cake baked the day before by the pilot'​s next door neighbour in Brisbane who wanted to do something for the boys up north. And that was very much appreciated by all too. At that time (end of February) we ware still waiting for our Christmas parcels to arrive!
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 I take my hat off to the infantry - they are doing a marvellous job in those cruel mountains. We consider it an honour to give them all the support we can, whenever and wherever they require it. They'​re heroes, every blinkin'​ one of 'em. I take my hat off to the infantry - they are doing a marvellous job in those cruel mountains. We consider it an honour to give them all the support we can, whenever and wherever they require it. They'​re heroes, every blinkin'​ one of 'em.
  
-At present I am resting - this battery is out for a week or so - and we are bivouac'​d by the sea. It is a pleasant break before we go in again. Here we are getting fresh (frozen) meat and butter several times a week. It is flown in and dropped by parachute by the "kai bombers"​ and a very welcome change it is from tinned rations - bully beef, M & V, service biscuits and dehydrated vegetables etc. I'm afraid I won't take too kindy to lightweight walking when I get back. My pack will contain great hunks of steak, bags of bananas, peaches and cream - and the mileage for the weekend walk must not exceed ten! There'​ll be a lot of "​armchair walkers"​ in the Clubs after the war, I reckon.+At present I am resting - this battery is out for a week or so - and we are bivouac'​d by the sea. It is a pleasant break before we go in again. Here we are getting fresh (frozen) meat and butter several times a week. It is flown in and dropped by parachute by the "kai bombers"​ and a very welcome change it is from tinned rations - bully beef, M & V, service biscuits and dehydrated vegetables etc. I'm afraid I won't take too kindly ​to lightweight walking when I get back. My pack will contain great hunks of steak, bags of bananas, peaches and cream - and the mileage for the weekend walk must not exceed ten! There'​ll be a lot of "​armchair walkers"​ in the Clubs after the war, I reckon.
  
 We have our lighter moments here at times. For instance, the boong boy who went past this morning, riding an old Jap bicycle up the track. It had no tyres, no brakes, no oil, very little seat, and he was pushing like hell to make it go through the sand. But he had the usual cheery smile on his face. And in reply to my greeting "How are you going, Joseph?"​ he grinned even more broadly and said "​Wheely-wheel belonga me, 'e bugger-up finish"​. I like their language - it is so expressive. "​Bugger-up finish"​ - a very common expression - needs no explanation. But perhaps I should mention that a bicycle is "​wheely-wheel sit-down run", which is quite a good description of a push-bike isn't it? We have our lighter moments here at times. For instance, the boong boy who went past this morning, riding an old Jap bicycle up the track. It had no tyres, no brakes, no oil, very little seat, and he was pushing like hell to make it go through the sand. But he had the usual cheery smile on his face. And in reply to my greeting "How are you going, Joseph?"​ he grinned even more broadly and said "​Wheely-wheel belonga me, 'e bugger-up finish"​. I like their language - it is so expressive. "​Bugger-up finish"​ - a very common expression - needs no explanation. But perhaps I should mention that a bicycle is "​wheely-wheel sit-down run", which is quite a good description of a push-bike isn't it?
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 =====Some Grains Of Salt===== =====Some Grains Of Salt=====
  
-In a recent Club a-oting ​the tears welled up in my eyes as I listenA ​to a speaker(male) describing the hapless, helpless position of girls desiring to go wallzing ​but without ​BIG BROTHERS ​or PROSPCCTS. To my UTTER CONFUSION, information has come to my ears which greatly ​rduc is my chances of being a SHEPHERD OF LOST SHEEP; CHRISTA CAL= and NC:1n BARDEN ​recently ​com7Dleted ​a week out YERR-NDT]RIE ​way, meeting no fiercer ​WOLF than a prospector. I wonder if, in similar circumstances,​ a c-,​1bratd ​nugget received the name of THE WELCOME STRANGER+In a recent Club meeting ​the tears welled up in my eyes as I listened ​to a speaker (male) describing the hapless, helpless position of girls desiring to go walking ​but without ​Big Brothers ​or Prospects. To my Utter Confusion, information has come to my ears which greatly ​reduces ​my chances of being a Shepherd Of Lost Sheep. Christa Calnan ​and Norm. Barden ​recently ​completed ​a week out Yerranderie ​way, meeting no fiercer ​Wolf than a prospector. I wonder if, in similar circumstances,​ a celebrated ​nugget received the name of The Welcome Stranger? 
-The other intrepid pair were SALLY MACKAY ​and PEGGY D;​.r'​SDON ​who proposed to walk to KANANGM ​and back. These poor unfortunates chose the WET WEEK for their jaunt yet rut up a most creditable ​pJrforJ1nce. A car load of June-Weekendrs ​found them walking along th3 K7.nangra ​Road at about 1.a m. after leaving the Kowmung that morning. + 
-. VERY CRZIDIT-BLu i-'​110Rivl..NC:​JS ​have also toen r-corded ​for BRNLEE ​who has a SECOND D:​iUGHTrR ​and R-Y ai.L.N, now the fathJr ​of a ;JCN -TUE DAUGHTER. When JOHN NOBLE heard the latter ​ne\,a he is rIported ​to have uttered the now falaous ​words "WH.7 NCXT"? We have always ​consid,red RLY to be INGENIOUS+The other intrepid pair were Sally Mackay ​and Peggy Bransdon ​who proposed to walk to Kanangra ​and back. These poor unfortunates chose the Wet Week for their jaunt yet put up a most creditable ​performance. A car load of June-Weekenders ​found them walking along the Kanangra ​Road at about 1.00 a.m. after leaving the Kowmung that morning. 
-FATHER ​for the FIY;​97:​2IME ​- and it's a DUGHT7iR ​- is JOHN HUNTER. It is so melancholy to have to add "Of course MA was JOAN -TTHILL, well known 'to many members of the Club". However, there are so many new members about and it is not likely that they would all be NOTED QOLTECTORS ​of PIX or COVER GIRLS+ 
-Following upon all these acqusitions ​I have to report the loss of SOMETHING NOT SO EASILY ACQUIRED ​- to wit, one UMBRELLA ​by TUGGIE ​with all ribs in good order and condition. Will members search their HEARTS ​and UMBRELLA STANDS ​and see if they have not mistakenly taken it from the Club?. +Very Creditable Performances ​have also been recorded ​for Ossie Brownlee ​who has a Second Daughter ​and Ray Bean, now the father ​of a Son and Daughter. When John Noble heard the latter ​news he is reported ​to have uttered the now famous ​words "What Next"? We have always ​considered Ray to be Ingenious
-We recently admired very much the examples of the PHOTOGRAPHIC ART displayed in the Club rooms. ​DAVID STEAD, however, made sure that we noted the fine grain in his work by installing ​TWO 200,000 watt globes near his "CHEFS D'OEUVRE," Stop me if there should have ben DECIMAL POINT somewh-re+ 
-King's Birthday Weekend coming at the end of flooding rains provided a great VARIETY ​of experiences for Bushwalkers. One car could not reach its destination on account of flood in the Wollondilly but I shall not spoil +Father ​for the First Time - and it's a Daughter ​- is John Hunter. It is so melancholy to have to add "Of course MA was Joan Atthill, well known to many members of the Club". However, there are so many new members about and it is not likely that they would all be Noted Collectors ​of Pix or Cover Girls. 
-the numerous articles which will be written about these trips by stealing the highlights. + 
-However, as I am NOT expecting any disclosures from this particular quarter, I do not hesitate to report that COLIN LLOYD'party found the +Following upon all these acquisitions ​I have to report the loss of Something Not So Easily Acquired ​- to wit, one Umbrella ​by Tuggie ​with all ribs in good order and condition. Will members search their Hearts ​and Umbrella Stands ​and see if they have not mistakenly taken it from the Club?. 
-going so difficult down BUNDLNOON ​way, that progress was found to work out at about SIX MILES in TV1ELVE HOURSCOLIN, not the BOY he WASW-ts travelling with a HAND PICKED HAREM+ 
-The only new country reached ​se,​vms ​to be theTINDERRY RANGE outside Canberra. ​ALEC COLLEY ​was the "STOUT CORTEZ" here and waxed enthusiastic particularly in regard to one "P3AL" peak. +We recently admired very much the examples of the Photographic Art displayed in the Club rooms. ​David Stead, however, made sure that we noted the fine grain in his work by installing ​Two 200,000 watt globes near his "Chefs D'Oeuvre." Stop me if there should have been Decimal Point somewhere. 
-9. + 
-THE Y. H. A. ON TH2 MARCH +King's Birthday Weekend coming at the end of flooding rains provided a great Variety ​of experiences for Bushwalkers. One car could not reach its destination on account of flood in the Wollondilly but I shall not spoil the numerous articles which will be written about these trips by stealing the highlights. 
 + 
 +However, as I am Not expecting any disclosures from this particular quarter, I do not hesitate to report that Colin Lloyd'party found the going so difficult down Bundanoon ​way, that progress was found to work out at about Six Miles in Twelve HoursColin, not the Boy he Waswas travelling with a Hand Picked Harem. 
 + 
 +The only new country reached ​seems to be the Tinderry Range outside Canberra. ​Alec Colley ​was the "Stout Cortez" here and waxed enthusiastic particularly in regard to one "Real" peak. 
 + 
 +=====The ​Y.H.A. ​On The March====== 
 + 
 by Len Croker. by Len Croker.
-Among otiecr recA,emento th NationeFitness ​Council controls the Youth Hostels ​2eesoci-tlozi whezie ​members go out into the bush to stay at hostels and wall: through the Australian countryside. Many jokes h ive been made about Youth Hoe-tellers ​as walkers because most of them are ben;inners, but here's a report about one party of LH.A. youngsters who stood vee to e. walk as hard e wct Bushwalking Club test walks. + 
-Five girls, whose ages ranged from 17 to 19, a boy about 16 and a young man about 22 comprised the party which I had to lead from Tolerls ​Bay, on Pitt Water, to Refuge Bay, on Cowan Creek, one Sunday this utumn. I had not been over the route before and had to cut across country most of the way using map and compass and hoping to find a good track, +Among other movements the National Fitness ​Council controls the Youth Hostels ​Association whose members go out into the bush to stay at hostels and walk through the Australian countryside. Many jokes have been made about Youth Hostellers ​as walkers because most of them are beginners, but here's a report about one party of Y.H.A. youngsters who stood up to walk as hard as most Bushwalking Club test walks. 
-We climbed, first, to the lookout above Towlers Bay Hostel, with the + 
-party, not knowing what was ahead of them, commenting in acrid terms el-)out ​the steepness of the climb. The view from this lookout was very :Pretty. We could see Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the waves br,​iakin!s ​in tow,:​.rd& ​Palm +Five girls, whose ages ranged from 17 to 19, a boy about 16 and a young man about 22 comprised the party which I had to lead from Towlers ​Bay, on Pitt Water, to Refuge Bay, on Cowan Creek, one Sunday this Autumn. I had not been over the route before and had to cut across country most of the way using map and compass and hoping to find a good track
-Beach from the open sea, though the beach itself was hideen ​by thc,​it ​narrow + 
-strip of land qilich ​runs from BarrEznjoey ​to the mainland. Scotland Island, +We climbed, first, to the lookout above Towlers Bay Hostel, with the party, not knowing what was ahead of them, commenting in acrid terms about the steepness of the climb. The view from this lookout was very pretty. We could see Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the waves breaking ​in towards ​Palm Beach from the open sea, though the beach itself was hidden ​by that narrow strip of land which runs from Barrenjoey ​to the mainland. Scotland Island, just across the water, hid most of Church ​Pt. from view, while, just below us, little white fishing boats floated in the blue as their tiny occupants concentrated ​upon the task of catching fish. 
-just across the water, hid most of Church ​2t. from view, while, just below us, little white fishing boats floated in the blue as t'​neir ​tiny occupants concentrated ​u-oon the task of catching fish. + 
-From the lookout we walked along a good track to Bairn Trig(596ft) and from here obtained an even better view of Pitt Water. The party was +From the lookout we walked along a good track to Bairn Trig (596ft) and from here obtained an even better view of Pitt Water. The party was still getting along well and becoming quite keen about a walk which yielded such delightful sceneryWe could now see Box Head opposite Barrenjoey and the open sea, spreading away into the distance from the entrance of Broken Bay and as far down as Newport. 
-still getting along well and becoming quite keen about a'walk which yielded + 
-such delightful sceneryWe could now see Box Head opposite Barrenjoey +A ridge lade, in an arc, from Bairn Trig to Topham Trig, so, since we no longer had a track to follow and walking along ridges is generally easier, we followed the ridge through ​typical ​Hawkesbury country. Autumn wild flowers were plentiful and we saw plenty of golden yellow bottle brush and other attractive bush flowersApproaching Topham we crossed West Head Road before starting an arduous climb. Topham Mountain is very rocky and steep and we found no tracks ​on either side to make the task of climbing it easier. However, after much effort we finally reached the top. 
-and the open sea, spreading away into the distance from the entrance of + 
-Broken Bay and as far down as Newport. +marvellous ​view of Broken Bay is obtainable from Topham ​Mountain, which is one of the highest places for many miles around, and all lovers of beautiful scenery should make a point of climbing itFrom Topham we could again see Towlers Bay as a beautiful blue triangle pointing towards us with a little white boat floating in the centre, while the entrance ​to Broken Bay stood out clearly with Box Head on the far side opposite Barrenjoey ​Lighthouse which always gives one a friendly, ​familiar ​feeling ​as it is a distinctive land-mark visible from many well-known scenic ​resorts. West Head blocked part of Broken Bay from view, but to the north-west we could see the Hawkesbury Bridge running from Long Island to the mainland ​and Dangar Island just to the right of Long Island. To the east beyond Pitt Water the sea spread ​away into the horizon
-A ridge lade, in an arc, from Bairn Trig to Topham Trig, so, since we no longer had a track to follow and walking along ridges is generally + 
-easier, we followed the ridge through ​tyPical ​Hawkesbury country. Autumn wild flowers were plentiful and we saw plenty of golden yellow bottle brush +The National Fitness Camp at Juno was clearly ​visible from Topham and, past Juno, was the long yellow ribbon of Patonga ​Beach. Over to the left, north of the Hawkesbury, a smudge of smoke rose into the cloudless blue sky as a train approached the Bridge. 
-and other attractive bush flowersApproaching Topham we crossed West Head + 
-Road before starting an arduous climb. Topham Mountain is very rocky and steep and we found no trecks ​on either side to make the task of climbing it easier. However, after much effort we finally reached the tor+Unfortunately I cannot ​continue ​to extoll th views obtainable ​from Topham, ​but I must once more repeat ​that those who appreciate ​the rare beauty of the Hawkesbury ​country ​should pay Topham ​a visit as soon as possible ​because the recent rains have given all this country a rich greenness, which cut into by the blue water of many bays and inlets, ​provides scenery ​of unusual charm. 
-mervellous ​view of Broken Bay is obtainable from Topham ​:ountein, + 
-which is one of the highest places for many miles around, and all lovers of +We clambered down Topham and here began our troubles because the Refuge Bay side of Topham is very steep and rugged and the travelling slow. Half way down we struck ​fresh running water in the form of a stream which tumbled down the mountain-side in merry contempt of our clumsy movements. However our descent to the beach at Refuge Bay came to an end and some members of the party started the fire while the rest walked around to see the waterfall which is near the head of the Bay. 
-beautiful scenery should make a point of climbing itFrom Topham we could + 
-+The waterfall ​was running in great style, falling about 50ft down the cliff on to a flat rock just behind a little beach where anyone could easily have a fresh-water shower after swimming in the salt water. This pretty waterfall and the little ​beach in front of it make Refuge Bay one of the well-known places in the area. 
-again see Towlers Bay as a beautiful blue triangle pointing towards us with a little white boat floating in the centre, while the entrenc: ​to + 
-Broken Bay stood out clearly with Box Head on the far side onnosite Barr n- +Immediately ​after lunch we began the return ​trip to Towlers Bay, making the elementary error of trying to find an easier route than the one we had come on. As usual, the route we followed was much harder than the original, with the result ​that we found ourselves climbing over boulders, walking [illegible] and making our way through thick undergrowth. We realised ​that this country was very rough indeed, when, after circling around ​Topham ​Mountain we decided to cut across country to Towlers Bay. The best way from here would have been to follow the ridge back again to Bairn Trig. 
-+ 
-joey Lighthouse which always gives one a friendly, ​familitr ​feeling ​es it is a distinctive land-mark visible from many well-known scenic ​r,sorts. +On reaching Towlers Bay we just had time for a shower ​before catching ​the motor boat back to Church PointYouth Hostel ​Association ​members had proved once more that they are capable of completing arduous bush walks. 
-West Head blocked part of Broken Bay from view, but to the north-west + 
-we could see the Hawkesbury Bridge running from Long Island to the mainlnnd ​and Dangar Island just to the richt of Long Island. To th, east beyond Pitt Water the sea spread ​w-,y into the horizon, +=====Have you Ever seen a Dream Walking?===== 
-The National Fitness Camp at Juno was cl,​arly ​visible from Topham and, past Juno, was the long yellow ribbon of 2atonga ​Beach. Over to the left, north of the Hawkesbury, a smudge of smoke rose into the cloudless blue sky as a train approached the Bridge. + 
-Unfortunately I cannot ​c'​entinue ​to extoll th views obtainabl. ​from Topham, ​bat I must once more reeeat ​that those WhD ap-er..ciete ​the rare beauty of the Hawkesbury ​cou]etry ​should pay Tonham ​a visit as soon R.s poseible ​because the recent rains have Riven all this country a rich greenness,​which cut into by the blue water of many bays and inlets, ​7orovides sc,​inery ​of unusual charm. +If so, let's hear about it ..... 
-We clambered down Topham and here began our troubles because the Refuge Bay side of Topham is very steep and rugged and the travelling slow. ID-)lf ​way down we struck ​fr?sh running water in the form of a stream which tumbled down the mountain-side in merry contempt of our clumsy movements. However our descent to the beach at Refuge Bay came to an end and some members of the party started the fire while the rest walked around to see the waterfall which is near the head of the Bay. + 
-The waterfall ​ras running in great style, falling about 50ft down the cliff on to a flat rock just behind a little beach where anyone could easily have a fresh-water shower after swimming in the sa;.t water. This pretty waterfall and the little ​beech in front of it make Refuge Bay one of the well-known places in the area. +By adding on all his fingers and thumbs and two toes, the most backward reader should be able to satisfy himself that there are twelve pages to be filled in this magazine. How much have you submitted during the last year? 
-Immedietely ​after lunch we began the return ​trio to Towlers Bay,/making the elementary error of trying to find an easier route than the one we had come on. As usual, the route we followed was much harder than the original, with tbe reeult ​that w ft-11)rd oureelves r!limbfng o7pr + 
-that this country was very rough indeed, when, after circling around ​Toph-m ​Mountain we decided to cut across country to Towlers Bay. The best way from here would have been to follow the ridge back again to Bairn Trig. +If you have not done any trips, have no imagination,​ are incoherent illiterate and purposeless,​ you are excused, otherwise; your duty is obvious. 
-On reaching Towlers Bay we just had time for a shower ​b_ifore cetching ​the motor boat lo-eck ​to Church PointYouth Hostel ​ASFOCi tion members had proved once more that they are capable of completing arduous bush walks. + 
-Have you Ever seen a Dream Walking? If so, let's hear about it  +TypewrittenDouble-spaces ​articles ​will be most welcome. 
-By adding on all his fingers and thumbs and two toes, the most backward reader should be able to satisfy himself that thire are twelve pages to be filled in this magazine. How much have you submitted during the last year? + 
-If you have not done any trips, have no imagination,​ are incoherent +=====Let There Be Light===== 
-illiterate and purposeless,​ you are excused, otherwise; your duty is obvious. + 
-TYPEWRITTENDOUBLE-SPACED ​articles ​willbe ​most welcome. +by "​Ubi"​ 
-L,ET '​YI112,​R17,​ BE LIGHT + 
-Whenever we heve the good fortune to come across glow wormslluminous ​fungi or any of the many organisms which, in cerit incircumstences ​give off' ​light, we almost invariably bestow upon the ph_inomenon ​the n-Ime of "​phosphorescence"​. Had we omniscience ​We would indicate the cause or means +Whenever we have the good fortune to come across glow worms, luminous ​fungi or any of the many organisms which, in certain circumstances ​give off light, we almost invariably bestow upon the phenomenon ​the name of "​phosphorescence"​. Had we omniscience ​we would indicate the cause or means of production of the light by use of one of the numerous "-scences"​ which scientists have coined in the course of their researchFortunately,​ however, most of us can enjoy the spectacle ​and remain blissfully ignorant of the frightening immensity of one small branch of human knowledge. 
-of production of the light by use of one of the numerous " -scencesilwhich + 
-scientists have coined in the course of 1-hiir ​researchFortunately,​ however, most of us can enjoy the clectecle ​and remain blissfully ignorant of the frightening immensity of one small branch of human knowledge. +One is so used to realisation being disappointing after the embroidery of preconceived ideas that the reverse comes as a shock. That was the predominant ​thought ​in my mind after witnessing the display put on by our lagoon on the South Coast of Queensland. 
-One is so used to realisation being disappointing after the embroidery of -preconceived ideas that the reverse comes as a shock. That was the predominant ​thour;​.ht ​in my mind after witnessing the display put on by our lagoon on the South Coast of Queensland. + 
-It was a very dark night as we crossed the bridge but a shover ​of +It was a very dark night as we crossed the bridge but a shower ​of rockets shot across the water. Our eager curiosity was aroused and, as we gazed from the rails of the bridge, more trails of light appeared ​in the inkiness of the water. The water was phosphorescent to a degree ​which I would not have credited had I not been an eye witnessEveryone can picture the way a shoal of fish dart and scatter when disturbedPut them in a phosphorescent lagoon and you have an effect like a swarm of meteors such as the Leonids - if the photographs do not lie. 
-rockets shot across the water. Our eager curiosity was aroused and, as we gazed from the rails of the bridge, more trails of light -v-Iperd ​in the inkiness of the -rater. The water was phosphorescent to a der,;​ree ​which I would not have credited had I not been an eye witnessEveryone can + 
-picture the way a shoal of fish dart and scatter when disturbedPut +Almost in a frenzy we threw stones of all sizes into the water to admire the effect - small stones by the handful to give a momentary ​illumination and large ones to cause a ring of light as the resultant ​wave spread before finally dissipating itself. Then followed a series of experiments to endeavour to find a way to convey to people ​an understanding of the amount of light which was in the pool. This was not easy but we found that the movement of the fish immediately ​below us on the bridge caused ​sufficient light for us to see both their shape and colour though it was a pitch black night. 
-them in a phosphorescent lagoon and you have an effect like a Ewa= of meteors such as the Leonids - if the photographs do not lie. + 
-Almost in a frenzy we threw stones of all sizes into the water to admire the effect - small stones by the handful to give a reprc3ntary ​illumination and large ones to cause a ring of light as the resultant ​weve spread before finally dissipating itself, Than followed a series of experiments to endeavour to find a way to convey to peo-ele ​an understanding of the amount of liht which was in the poel. This was not easy but we found that the movement of the fish imre:​diatcly ​below us on the bridge caused ​sufficde,​)nt li-7ht ​for us to see both their shan and colour though it was a pitch black ni,ht+The luminescence in this instance was caused by countless myriads of an animalicule which is invisible to the naked eye but which requires ​movement ​to operateOn numerous occasions during the succeeding months we tested out the lagoon but never again did it remotely approach its brilliance of the occasion I have described. 
-The luminescence in this instance was caused by countless myriads of an animalicule which is invisible to the nak-d eye but which requires ​move- + 
-ment to operateOn numerous occasions during the succeeding months we tested out the lagoon but never again did it remotely approach its brilliance +Some months later a friend and I decided to go for a surf about ten o'​clock ​one night as it was still very warm. Upon arriving at the beach we found that the froth of the waves was bright as though flood-litTo the exhilaration of surfing at night was added the beauty and novelty of being engulfed, as the wave broke, in a shower of lightThe spray had a quality of diamonds darting a brittle beam but the tracts of foam were warm and caressing and wrapped ​themselves around the body with the delicious comfort of white furs. 
-of the occasion I have described. + 
-Some months later a friend and I decided to go for a surf about ten +Such a surf would be sufficiently unique but both Nature and Man contrived to make it into a Homeric drama with decor in black and white. For, as searchlights from the headlands on the shore impudently ​explored ​the black clouds, a fierce ​electrical storm flashed back its disdain. We, in the wings, felt immeasurably ​insignificant as the leading actors ​declaimed ​on the stage but, in the warm, sparkling surf, met a friend in a modest but human role
-otclofia ​one night as it was still very warm upon arriving at the beach + 
-we found that the froth of the waves was bright as though flood-litTo the exhilaration of surfing at night was added the beauty and novelty of +I had heard of Natural Arch at the head of the Numinbah Valley long before I went there because the road signposts all gave the distance. There is no occasion to be alarmed, however, for, though in a small National Park and close to a road, it is very attractive ​and unspoiltHere Cave Creek, coming in from Springbrook, has cut its way underground and falls into the back of a large cave through which it then runs. The stream is confined to a channel on one side which enables one to penetrate on foot right to the back of the cave. The surrounding country is jungle, the creek'​s course as a consequence very beautiful and all circumstances combine to make a unique and pleasing reserve. 
-+ 
-being engulfed, as the wave broke, in a shower of lightThe spray had a quality of diamonds,darting a brittle beam but the tracts of foam were warm and caressing and wranped ​themselves around the body with the delicious comfort of white furs. +I was telling a chap in town that I had been to Natural Arch and he asked me, "Were you there at night?" ​Upon my replying "​No"​ he began the old, "​the-garden'​s-ragged-now-but-you-should-have-seen-it-last-week formula; I myself have repeated it on many an occasion. 
-Such a surf would be sufficiently unique but both Nature and Man contrived to make it into a Homeric drama with decor in black and white. For, as searchlights from the headlands on the shore impudently ​ex,,​lored ​the + 
-black clouds, a fieree ​electrical storm flashed back its disdain. We, +A few weeks later I, in the company of a friend, was able to arrange another visit and we planned to arrive just before ​dark in order to see the scenery ​first in the daylight. We accomplished this and then made a fire and prepared a billy of tea while the light was fading. 
-12, + 
-in the wings, felt immeasurqbly ​insignificant as the leading actors ​declaimei ​on the stage but, in the warm, sparkling surf, met a friend in a modest but human role, +Very excitedly we noticed he first glow-worms showing ​quite soon until the whole of the portals, walls and the floor of the cave was alight. Before the daylight had completely gone the mixture of lights gave an effect like the Milky Way on a hazy night but the later, deep darkness of the jungle contracted the drops of light to a Winter ​crispness. Not to be outdone by foreigners a few fire-flies sailed around the cavern'​s mouth. 
-I had heard of Natural Arch at the head of the Numinbah Valley long before I went there because the road signposts all gave the distance. There is no occasion to be alamed, however, for, though in a small National Park + 
-and close to a road, it is very attractito ​and unspoiltHere Cave Creek, ​+In the cave we studied the glow-worms at close quarters and in comfort. Here the light of the insects had a definite blue colour not unlike mercury vapour lamps but the most peculiar trait of the worms was their apparent ​ability ​to make the bead of light in their body behave like the spirit in a spirit level. And don't think that glow-worms are shy creatures; on the contrary, they put on such a brilliant display for our unabashed and exclamatory scrutiny that I am prepared to believe that they are exhibitionists
-coming in from Snringbrook, has cut its way underground and falls into the + 
-back of a large cave through which it then runs. The stream is confined +=====Eastward===== 
-to a channel on one side which enables one to penetrate on foot right to the back of the cave. The surrounding country is jungle, the creek'​s course as a consequence very beautiful and all circumstances combine to make a unique and pleasing reserve. + 
-I was telling a chap in town that I had been to Natural Arch and he asked me, "Were you there at night?" ​bpon my replying "​No"​ he began the old, "​the-garden'​s-ragged-now-but-you-should-have-seen-it-last-week formula; I myself have repeated it on many an occasion. +Eastward our watching hopes in sunshine lie.\\ 
-A few weeks later I, in the company of a friend, was able to arrange another visit and we planned to arrive just before ​darkin ​order to see the stenery ​first in the daylight. We accomplished this and then made a fire and prepared a billy of tea while the light was fading. +Love gilds the tremulous veil of waiting thus -\\ 
-Very excitedly we noticed he first glow-worms showing ​suite soon until the whole of the portals, walls and the floor of the cave was a2Aght. Before the daylight had completely gone the mixture of lights gave an effect like the Milky Way on a hazy night but the later, deep darkness of the jungle contracted the drops of light to a Winter ​cris eness. Not to be outdone by foreigners a few fire-flies sailed around the cavern'​s mouth. +Here coldly drifts the pallid vapour by;\\
-In the cave we studied the glow-worms at close quarters and in comfort. Here the light of the insects had a definite blue colour not unlike mercury ​,vapour lamps but the most peculiar trait of the worms was their apparent ​aility ​to make the,.: bead of light in their body behave like the spirit in a spirit level. And don't think that glow-lorms are Ehy creatures; on the contrary, they put on such a brilliant display for our unabashed and exclamatory scrutiny that I am prepared to believe that they are exhibitionists, +
-EASTWAED ​ +
-Eastward our watching hopes in sunshine lie. Love gilds the tremulous veil of waiting thus - Here coldly drifts the pallid vapour by+
 Toward the East the fog is luminous. Toward the East the fog is luminous.
-J. Le Gay Erereton. 
  
 +J. Le Gay Brereton.
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