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-**THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER**\\+====== ​THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​======
 A Monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bushwalkers,​ 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney A Monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bushwalkers,​ 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney
  
 No.128, AUGUST 1945 Price 6d\\ No.128, AUGUST 1945 Price 6d\\
-Editor: Ray Kirkby\\ +|Editor:|Ray Kirkby| 
-Production: Yvonne Rolfe\\ +|Production:|Yvonne Rolfe| 
-Assist. Editor; Dorothy Drigden\\ +|Assist. Editor;|Dorothy Drigden| 
-Assistant: Kath. McKay\\ +|Assistant:|Kath. McKay| 
-Sales & Subs: Jean Harvey.\\+|Sales & Subs:|Jean Harvey.|
  
 **CONTENTS**\\ **CONTENTS**\\
-Via Broken Cart Creekby Ruby Payne-Scott\\ +|Via Broken Cart Creek|by Ruby Payne-Scott| 
-Data and Dopa\\ +|Data and Dopa|| 
-Message from Goodman'​s\\ +|Message from Goodman'​s|| 
-Dear "​Bushies"​by LAC Kan Taylor\\ +|Dear "​Bushies"​|by LAC Kan Taylor| 
-Agony Columnby "​Ubi"​\\ +|Agony Column|by "​Ubi"​| 
-Cultivating our Native Floraby "​Arbores Australis"​\\ +|Cultivating our Native Flora|by "​Arbores Australis"​| 
-Backyard Bushwalking\\+|Backyard Bushwalking||
  
  
-**WONDER**\\ +===== WONDER ​===== 
-J. LeGay Brereton.\\+J. LeGay Brereton.
  
 What is the name of that bird that sings\\ What is the name of that bird that sings\\
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-**VIA BROKEN CART CREEK**\\ +===== VIA BROKEN CART CREEK ===== 
-Ruby Payne-Scott.\\+Ruby Payne-Scott.
  
 A public holiday in the middle of the week, a job just finished at work, the promise of snow in the morning air when a note from our head office arrived ordering me to take some of my accumulated leave! Bill thought the P.M.G. might be able to struggle along without him for three days and they, plus the aforementioned holiday and a weekend, would make six - one and a bit for travelling and four and a bit for walking. Our objective was Canberra to Tumut. Obviously we had no time to go astray on the tops, as is so easy in that country, so, after conferring with Maurie Berry, we decided to try to get down Broken Cart Creek, which is reputed to have once had a track along it down which machinery was taken to a big gold mine at its junction with the Goobarragandra. A public holiday in the middle of the week, a job just finished at work, the promise of snow in the morning air when a note from our head office arrived ordering me to take some of my accumulated leave! Bill thought the P.M.G. might be able to struggle along without him for three days and they, plus the aforementioned holiday and a weekend, would make six - one and a bit for travelling and four and a bit for walking. Our objective was Canberra to Tumut. Obviously we had no time to go astray on the tops, as is so easy in that country, so, after conferring with Maurie Berry, we decided to try to get down Broken Cart Creek, which is reputed to have once had a track along it down which machinery was taken to a big gold mine at its junction with the Goobarragandra.
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-**DATA AND DOPA**+===== DATA AND DOPA =====
  
 When we record the fact that we recently saw a photo of Johnny Woods' taking doing its best to brighten a Second Class dog-box, we are not being nasty, Perhaps the selfsame department was once a royal kennell. When we record the fact that we recently saw a photo of Johnny Woods' taking doing its best to brighten a Second Class dog-box, we are not being nasty, Perhaps the selfsame department was once a royal kennell.
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-**DEAR "​BUSHIES"​**\\+===== DEAR "​BUSHIES" ​=====
 by LAC [Leading Aircraftman] Ken Taylor by LAC [Leading Aircraftman] Ken Taylor
  
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-**AGONY COLUMN by "​UBI"​**+===== AGONY COLUMN by "​UBI" ​=====
  
 I once advertised in the papers for Walkers. I had done everything I could think of to find some congenial company but almost without result. Suddenly the idea of advertising popped into my head and then I wondered why it had not occurred to me before because for months past I had been reading the "​Miscellaneous"​ column of the local papers for my amusement. Having assured myself that I could at first keep my identity concealed the idea sounded feasible. However, no one would get any amusement out of my "​ad"​ - it would not be in keeping with the local product and read something like "//​Walker,​ 148 pounds, lantern-jawed,​ CE., five minutes from the station etc, would like to etc, etc,//"​ but just "//Any one interested in walking please write to No. so and so//" and, lest the foolish or ill-intentioned linotypists should add after "//​walking//"​ the word "//​nut//"​ and in order that the inhabitants of this modern Philistia should not be mistaken, I included the words "//or climbing//"​ in the finally lodged advertisement. I once advertised in the papers for Walkers. I had done everything I could think of to find some congenial company but almost without result. Suddenly the idea of advertising popped into my head and then I wondered why it had not occurred to me before because for months past I had been reading the "​Miscellaneous"​ column of the local papers for my amusement. Having assured myself that I could at first keep my identity concealed the idea sounded feasible. However, no one would get any amusement out of my "​ad"​ - it would not be in keeping with the local product and read something like "//​Walker,​ 148 pounds, lantern-jawed,​ CE., five minutes from the station etc, would like to etc, etc,//"​ but just "//Any one interested in walking please write to No. so and so//" and, lest the foolish or ill-intentioned linotypists should add after "//​walking//"​ the word "//​nut//"​ and in order that the inhabitants of this modern Philistia should not be mistaken, I included the words "//or climbing//"​ in the finally lodged advertisement.
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-**CULTIVATING OUR NATIVE FLORA**\\+===== CULTIVATING OUR NATIVE FLORA =====
 //A Visit to the Forestry Commission'​s Nurseries//​\\ //A Visit to the Forestry Commission'​s Nurseries//​\\
 by Arbores Australis by Arbores Australis
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-**BACKYARD BUSHWALKING**\\+===== BACKYARD BUSHWALKING ​=====
  
 In the bush there is no winter. It reflects more truly the essential Australian climate than cultivated conventional gardens with their alien plants. These give an impression for a few brief months of resting, except for the exuberant flowering Peaches and plums which don their party frocks to greet a spring which is yet some months away. The wildlings of the bush (like experienced walkers) know better than to rest while the going is good. After a succession of dry winters they welcome the moist conditions now prevailing and all but a few plants are putting out new shoots and donning new leaves. In the bush there is no winter. It reflects more truly the essential Australian climate than cultivated conventional gardens with their alien plants. These give an impression for a few brief months of resting, except for the exuberant flowering Peaches and plums which don their party frocks to greet a spring which is yet some months away. The wildlings of the bush (like experienced walkers) know better than to rest while the going is good. After a succession of dry winters they welcome the moist conditions now prevailing and all but a few plants are putting out new shoots and donning new leaves.
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 So it may be winter by the calendar but in the bush the annual flower show has begun, Casuarinas are still russet red, banksia brushes glow with sombre fire, wattles are in bloom (weeks early but not as good as usual). On the ground boronias eriostemons,​ styphelias and dylwinnias are a feast of colour, So it may be winter by the calendar but in the bush the annual flower show has begun, Casuarinas are still russet red, banksia brushes glow with sombre fire, wattles are in bloom (weeks early but not as good as usual). On the ground boronias eriostemons,​ styphelias and dylwinnias are a feast of colour,
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