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 __Anopheles__:​ To me, they all look passing similar, differing from the untutored savage only in the possession of the latest accessories of light-weight camping. __Anopheles__:​ To me, they all look passing similar, differing from the untutored savage only in the possession of the latest accessories of light-weight camping.
  
-__Socrates__:​ Indeed, no, Anopheles. They may __look__ similar as they cower beneath their groundsheets when the elements team about their heads; but their varieties are legion and distinct, and their social structure governed by rituals most complicated,​ as is shown in the Constitution,​ or Schedule of Rites. They are divided into the active, the not-so-active,​ the non-active, the financial, the unfinancial,​ the legally ​unfinandial ​(or Honorary), not to mention the prospect, the suspect, and the "​annual"​ variety who, like a God, speaks but once a year - at the Ides of March. Observe that these distinctions are based upon money, activity or loquacity. Honour, it would seem, has no place in their morality.+__Socrates__:​ Indeed, no, Anopheles. They may __look__ similar as they cower beneath their groundsheets when the elements team about their heads; but their varieties are legion and distinct, and their social structure governed by rituals most complicated,​ as is shown in the Constitution,​ or Schedule of Rites. They are divided into the active, the not-so-active,​ the non-active, the financial, the unfinancial,​ the legally ​unfinancial ​(or Honorary), not to mention the prospect, the suspect, and the "​annual"​ variety who, like a God, speaks but once a year - at the Ides of March. Observe that these distinctions are based upon money, activity or loquacity. Honour, it would seem, has no place in their morality.
  
 __Anopheles__:​ Why would it? They do not walk for honour. __Anopheles__:​ Why would it? They do not walk for honour.
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 __Anopheles__:​ There may be some who fit thy description,​ but, as Hartigan has said, is it really necessary? Is there any reason at all why, as a club of more than 300 members, there should not be enough hands readily to perform all the allotted tasks? Why should one, or a few, do so much that they are wearied by the task? __Anopheles__:​ There may be some who fit thy description,​ but, as Hartigan has said, is it really necessary? Is there any reason at all why, as a club of more than 300 members, there should not be enough hands readily to perform all the allotted tasks? Why should one, or a few, do so much that they are wearied by the task?
  
-__Socrates__:​ My dear Anopheles, shall we run our lives on pure necessities?​ Shall we divorce all sentiment, all show of gratitude? As for there being "​enough hands",​ dost thou not remember how, quite often, when the President has asked for nominations for some position there has been silence; that when he went further, and asked for volunters, silence has again fallen, until at last some member from among the willing few has at last got up and volunteered to take on just another job that others were unwilling to do?+__Socrates__:​ My dear Anopheles, shall we run our lives on pure necessities?​ Shall we divorce all sentiment, all show of gratitude? As for there being "​enough hands",​ dost thou not remember how, quite often, when the President has asked for nominations for some position there has been silence; that when he went further, and asked for volunteers, silence has again fallen, until at last some member from among the willing few has at last got up and volunteered to take on just another job that others were unwilling to do?
  
 __Anopheles__:​ The truth of thy observations is irrefutable. But it was not always so. Six years ago it was considered an honour to work on the Committee. The more onerous tasks were divided up so that the joys I have enumerated might be suffused among the many. __Anopheles__:​ The truth of thy observations is irrefutable. But it was not always so. Six years ago it was considered an honour to work on the Committee. The more onerous tasks were divided up so that the joys I have enumerated might be suffused among the many.
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 __Anopheles__:​ Membership may have grown, but I entreat thee to recall that perhaps half the club was either at the war or labouring prodigiously. The art of walking was almost forgotten. __Anopheles__:​ Membership may have grown, but I entreat thee to recall that perhaps half the club was either at the war or labouring prodigiously. The art of walking was almost forgotten.
  
-__Socrates__:​ One and a half time has the earth pursued its orbit since Mars re-ascended from Earth, yet recently when a representive ​was required for the Federation Reunion Committee, one was chosen whose shoulders were already bowed by two Herculean tasks. Surely some of the leisured could have carried the burden?+__Socrates__:​ One and a half time has the earth pursued its orbit since Mars re-ascended from Earth, yet recently when a representative ​was required for the Federation Reunion Committee, one was chosen whose shoulders were already bowed by two Herculean tasks. Surely some of the leisured could have carried the burden?
  
 __Anopheles__:​ One at least would have done so - one who had been away at the war. __Anopheles__:​ One at least would have done so - one who had been away at the war.
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 __Anopheles__:​ I recoil from the prospect! Consider the invidious task of the committee going through the membership list and distributing the halos - he is worthy - he is not. How on earth or in heaven could they draw the line between the worthy and the unworth1y? Consider, too, the feelings of those whose particular friends were turned down. And the feelings of those who were judged not quite worthy. At first it might be done on good faith. But such is the frailty of human purpose that soon the easy course would be taken - that of admitting all who were proposed, because none would incur disfavour by suggesting that so-and-so did not really do quite enough to be admitted to the band of the chosen. No, as I have said before, Bushwalkers join the club, not for honour, but for the non-competitive recreation of walking and the cheer of good company. What work they do brings its own reward. So long as they take an active part in the Club's affairs they have their reward. __Anopheles__:​ I recoil from the prospect! Consider the invidious task of the committee going through the membership list and distributing the halos - he is worthy - he is not. How on earth or in heaven could they draw the line between the worthy and the unworth1y? Consider, too, the feelings of those whose particular friends were turned down. And the feelings of those who were judged not quite worthy. At first it might be done on good faith. But such is the frailty of human purpose that soon the easy course would be taken - that of admitting all who were proposed, because none would incur disfavour by suggesting that so-and-so did not really do quite enough to be admitted to the band of the chosen. No, as I have said before, Bushwalkers join the club, not for honour, but for the non-competitive recreation of walking and the cheer of good company. What work they do brings its own reward. So long as they take an active part in the Club's affairs they have their reward.
  
-__Socrates__:​ "Such is the frailty of human purpose"​ - shall we not give thanks to those who are not frail? "​Consider,​ too, the feelings of people whose friends"​ stand for the Presidency and are turned down; the feelings of those who stand for any of the seven major offices and are deamed ​not worthy. Life has its disappointments,​ my friend. And as to taking the "easy course,"​ is Committee to be accused of "​frailty of purpose?"​ We could prevent the admission of all who were proposed by conferring life-membership on, say, no more than three per year. Bushwalkers join "for the non-competitive recreation of walking"​ - and yet, "six years ago," there were often several ​canditates ​for a vacancy. Is this not competition?​+__Socrates__:​ "Such is the frailty of human purpose"​ - shall we not give thanks to those who are not frail? "​Consider,​ too, the feelings of people whose friends"​ stand for the Presidency and are turned down; the feelings of those who stand for any of the seven major offices and are deemed ​not worthy. Life has its disappointments,​ my friend. And as to taking the "easy course,"​ is Committee to be accused of "​frailty of purpose?"​ We could prevent the admission of all who were proposed by conferring life-membership on, say, no more than three per year. Bushwalkers join "for the non-competitive recreation of walking"​ - and yet, "six years ago," there were often several ​candidates ​for a vacancy. Is this not competition?​
  
 __Anopheles__:​ It is if we place the committee in a class apart. But, fortunately for our very democratic club, this has never occurred. What respect the committee was accorded was based on popularity and efficiency as committee members. What else could a club worker want? __Anopheles__:​ It is if we place the committee in a class apart. But, fortunately for our very democratic club, this has never occurred. What respect the committee was accorded was based on popularity and efficiency as committee members. What else could a club worker want?
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 "​No"​ they said, "but there'​s sure to be a good crowd"​. "​No"​ they said, "but there'​s sure to be a good crowd"​.
  
-"Yes, I suppose so" I answered, thinking of last year's tenement conditions, when cooking arrangements were so neighbourly that a flipped egg or beans sautes were just as iikely ​to land in someone else's frying pan as in one's own.+"Yes, I suppose so" I answered, thinking of last year's tenement conditions, when cooking arrangements were so neighbourly that a flipped egg or beans sautes were just as likely ​to land in someone else's frying pan as in one's own.
    
 Christmas Eve saw me, filled with goodwill and a1l set for conviviality,​ alight at Waterfall and scan the platform for familiar faces. Not an one. Not even the camel-like outline of the genuine bushwalker. Travellers there were, laden with impossible looking burdens, but they were definitely not bushwalkers. Christmas Eve saw me, filled with goodwill and a1l set for conviviality,​ alight at Waterfall and scan the platform for familiar faces. Not an one. Not even the camel-like outline of the genuine bushwalker. Travellers there were, laden with impossible looking burdens, but they were definitely not bushwalkers.
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 Feeling a little dashed I boarded the bus in company with these outsiders, and from the Lookout descended the track alone. Feeling a little dashed I boarded the bus in company with these outsiders, and from the Lookout descended the track alone.
  
-Soon, I thought, I shall descry the bevy of tents upon the sward and ant-like figures engaged upon their lawful occasions. But the dress-circle was deserted; not a flicker of life up at Dead Horse; no cheerful smoke spiring on thie still evening air. Ah, at last - a gleam of white - there was a tent beneath the palms. Closer inspection discovered two youths in residence, and another tent, uninhabited,​ set snugly amongst the lillipillis. Its owners were returning the next night, the lads informed me.+Soon, I thought, I shall descry the bevy of tents upon the sward and ant-like figures engaged upon their lawful occasions. But the dress-circle was deserted; not a flicker of life up at Dead Horse; no cheerful smoke spiring on the still evening air. Ah, at last - a gleam of white - there was a tent beneath the palms. Closer inspection discovered two youths in residence, and another tent, uninhabited,​ set snugly amongst the lillipillis. Its owners were returning the next night, the lads informed me.
  
 This then was the sum total of the population: three, at Era, on Christmas Eve. This then was the sum total of the population: three, at Era, on Christmas Eve.
  
-Philosophically I made my way to my usual boudoir in the lantana thicket - designed originally, I understand by Dot Batler ​to accommodate herself and elder daughter. All was much as I had left it last January, but the scrub was fresher and greener than usual owing to the spring rains.+Philosophically I made my way to my usual boudoir in the lantana thicket - designed originally, I understand by Dot Butler ​to accommodate herself and elder daughter. All was much as I had left it last January, but the scrub was fresher and greener than usual owing to the spring rains.
  
 Darkness descended before I had finished my evening meal, and as Christmas Carols were obviously not to be expected, there was nothing be do but go to bed. The mosquitoes indeed indulged in rather more carolling than I cared about; a patter of rain-drops and a few stirrings of the humbler creation amongst the fallen leaves broke the stillness from time to time, but the night passed peacefully enough. Darkness descended before I had finished my evening meal, and as Christmas Carols were obviously not to be expected, there was nothing be do but go to bed. The mosquitoes indeed indulged in rather more carolling than I cared about; a patter of rain-drops and a few stirrings of the humbler creation amongst the fallen leaves broke the stillness from time to time, but the night passed peacefully enough.
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 In the morning said hummocks crystallised into human shape and form, there being one Doug Johnston and his friend Mac - another Doug I believe, and a Bernie and his friend with whom we conversed by many and varied means. The official leader presumably having had no notification from anyone was therefore not there. The Johnston bloke thereon became our guiding light and him we followed through thick and thin, mostly thick. This fine young fellow had had no intention of keeping to the official route anyway, and so it came about that four stalwart lads followed his footsteps into the unknown. In the morning said hummocks crystallised into human shape and form, there being one Doug Johnston and his friend Mac - another Doug I believe, and a Bernie and his friend with whom we conversed by many and varied means. The official leader presumably having had no notification from anyone was therefore not there. The Johnston bloke thereon became our guiding light and him we followed through thick and thin, mostly thick. This fine young fellow had had no intention of keeping to the official route anyway, and so it came about that four stalwart lads followed his footsteps into the unknown.
  
-The official route is no good to this explorer in the making. So back along the road we go, and after much consulting of compasses and maps we strike off in a northerly direction following a ridge - the wrong one of course. It was pleasant walking, ​releived ​by an occasional view, and brightened by a few wildflowers,​ mostly flannel flower. A short ridge this, as after about a mile it descended into the Grose. The steep side of one of them was surprisingly marshy, and beautifully green. We investigated a splash of red a little distance upstream and came upon an unforgotteble ​colour combination of flaming bottle brushes, bright green grass, and a clear blue sky.+The official route is no good to this explorer in the making. So back along the road we go, and after much consulting of compasses and maps we strike off in a northerly direction following a ridge - the wrong one of course. It was pleasant walking, ​relieved ​by an occasional view, and brightened by a few wildflowers,​ mostly flannel flower. A short ridge this, as after about a mile it descended into the Grose. The steep side of one of them was surprisingly marshy, and beautifully green. We investigated a splash of red a little distance upstream and came upon an unforgettable ​colour combination of flaming bottle brushes, bright green grass, and a clear blue sky.
  
-Following downstream the gallant band came upon some difficult terrain. We kept half way up the hillside, yet even here as often happens, life was one mad scramble. Further down I detached myself from the main party and staggered along a fairly steep but open slope, yet was it covered enough with growth to conceal many cunning pitfalls. The Grose I reached some little time after my companions, having had to negotiate a small cliff at tha end.+Following downstream the gallant band came upon some difficult terrain. We kept half way up the hillside, yet even here as often happens, life was one mad scramble. Further down I detached myself from the main party and staggered along a fairly steep but open slope, yet was it covered enough with growth to conceal many cunning pitfalls. The Grose I reached some little time after my companions, having had to negotiate a small cliff at the end.
  
 I can't claim that the Grose was any improvement on its tributary. The river bed was one mass of jumbled rock and piled up vegetation. Yet if one took to the hills one found oneself fighting a losing battle against shale slopes and lawyer vine. And so, after much I can't claim that the Grose was any improvement on its tributary. The river bed was one mass of jumbled rock and piled up vegetation. Yet if one took to the hills one found oneself fighting a losing battle against shale slopes and lawyer vine. And so, after much
 alternation between hillsides and gully we came upon Victoria Falls Creek. alternation between hillsides and gully we came upon Victoria Falls Creek.
  
-O Happy Day! But such was not as yet to be. Our hero - that little man out there in front - decided that ease and luxury were not for such as we, that the thorny road was to lead us to redemption and Blue Gum. Truly a fine upstanding young fellow. He will go far, without me. However, by taking the track which ambles half way up tha hillside we were well rewarded with the view of Mt. King George in the afternoon sun. And soon after this, O joy, we came back to firmer terra. Hero the Grose slept in the last shadows of the afternoon, the tall pale blue gums standing guard without so much as a whisper between them. Further down, beside the fallen tree, near where the stream awakes and busies itself with the destruction of itself, we camped.+O Happy Day! But such was not as yet to be. Our hero - that little man out there in front - decided that ease and luxury were not for such as we, that the thorny road was to lead us to redemption and Blue Gum. Truly a fine upstanding young fellow. He will go far, without me. However, by taking the track which ambles half way up the hillside we were well rewarded with the view of Mt. King George in the afternoon sun. And soon after this, O joy, we came back to firmer terra. Hero the Grose slept in the last shadows of the afternoon, the tall pale blue gums standing guard without so much as a whisper between them. Further down, beside the fallen tree, near where the stream awakes and busies itself with the destruction of itself, we camped.
  
 Of the few parties camping down there we were the last to leave. But this was of small matter as the official route had further been changed to encompass Govett'​s. Near the junction we called a halt and watched the Mac go a swimming. I should here make mention that we were now three, as Bernie and friend had departed earlier in order to get their coupon books or something of the sort. At the junction we did our duty and tidied up the small cave which some lowly animals had left in a disgusting state, and douched their fire. We met them later and had words with them, pitiable long panted sack-carrying objects. Of the few parties camping down there we were the last to leave. But this was of small matter as the official route had further been changed to encompass Govett'​s. Near the junction we called a halt and watched the Mac go a swimming. I should here make mention that we were now three, as Bernie and friend had departed earlier in order to get their coupon books or something of the sort. At the junction we did our duty and tidied up the small cave which some lowly animals had left in a disgusting state, and douched their fire. We met them later and had words with them, pitiable long panted sack-carrying objects.
  
-And now we began to see our true form. On this never ending climb the party spread out and soon lost sight of one another. I was full satisfied at arriving ​socond ​at Govett'​s. This, O my reader, was my first visit thereto, and thus you know my sentiments. Little water was coming over, and the slight wind broke it up and caused it to sway from one side to the other. There was a general dampness all about, and the disappearance of the sun behind the falls ended our after lunch spine bash. Happily we splashed up the track, dodging drops of water here and there and examining with delight the sundews, orchids and other little plants growing on the ledges and in various clefts and cracks. As I panted up the stairs I wondered at the pioneering spirit that made possible the entrance to the valley below.+And now we began to see our true form. On this never ending climb the party spread out and soon lost sight of one another. I was full satisfied at arriving ​second ​at Govett'​s. This, O my reader, was my first visit thereto, and thus you know my sentiments. Little water was coming over, and the slight wind broke it up and caused it to sway from one side to the other. There was a general dampness all about, and the disappearance of the sun behind the falls ended our after lunch spine bash. Happily we splashed up the track, dodging drops of water here and there and examining with delight the sundews, orchids and other little plants growing on the ledges and in various clefts and cracks. As I panted up the stairs I wondered at the pioneering spirit that made possible the entrance to the valley below.
  
 At the top we held small conversation with a tourist type who didn't seem at all impressed with our experiences. In disgust we took the homeward road whereon we met some friends of Mac's and s St. Bernard who was exceedingly ill equipped. In Blackheath we came once more upon Bernie, and the four of us partook of various delicacies according to our individual tastes at a pleasant little cream and jam and scone shop of past acquaintance. At the top we held small conversation with a tourist type who didn't seem at all impressed with our experiences. In disgust we took the homeward road whereon we met some friends of Mac's and s St. Bernard who was exceedingly ill equipped. In Blackheath we came once more upon Bernie, and the four of us partook of various delicacies according to our individual tastes at a pleasant little cream and jam and scone shop of past acquaintance.
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 by "​M.G."​ by "​M.G."​
-Victorian Tourist Bureau leaflets tell Us of the immense ​pop9ibilit les of the North-East district, the pastoral and Agricultural activities. The Hume Reservior ​is mentioned, which is ton miles from + 
-Albury, at the junction of the Murray and Mitta Mitta rivers. This +Victorian Tourist Bureau leaflets tell us of the immense ​possibilities ​of the North-East district, the pastoral and Agricultural activities. The Hume Reservoir ​is mentioned, which is ten miles from Albury, at the junction of the Murray and Mitta Mitta rivers. This point is referred to, as the gateway to glorious scenic tours, that have their climax in the heart of the Australian Alps. 
-point is referred to, as the gateway to glorious scenic tours, that have their climax in the heart of the Australian Alps. + 
-With this information at hand, the writer. loft Albury one Saturday evening in December, intending to aab thi-s-region for the first time. Cycling was chosen in preference to walking, because of the desire to travel five hundred miles in one week. +With this information at hand, the writer ​left Albury one Saturday evening in December, intending to see this region for the first time. Cycling was chosen in preference to walking, because of the desire to travel five hundred miles in one week. 
-The road from Albury was followed through Wodonga, and thence up the valley of the fast flowing ​news river. ​Hero is unfolded a typically Australian landscape, with gro-n pasturos, tree lined highways, golden ​wheatfiolds, in short, the real Australia that lies beyond the busy + 
-commercial life of million-peopled cities. Fifty miles of the Kicwa valley were seen before the road made the ascent to Tawonga Gap look-out, running abreast of a giant electric transmission line, before descending to the Ovens River. ​' ​In this locality, ​extensivo ​pine foreSts ​are seen, with the rocky escarpments of Mt. Buffalo in the background. +The road from Albury was followed through Wodonga, and thence up the valley of the fast flowing ​Kiewa river. ​Here is unfolded a typically Australian landscape, with green pastures, tree lined highways, golden ​wheatfields, in short, the real Australia that lies beyond the busy commercial life of million-peopled cities. Fifty miles of the Kiewa valley were seen before the road made the ascent to Tawonga Gap look-out, running abreast of a giant electric transmission line, before descending to the Ovens River. In this locality, ​extensive ​pine forests ​are seen, with the rocky escarpments of Mt. Buffalo in the background. 
-The Ovens River was followed through ​E=ietville, after which + 
-the ascending mountain highway climbed a numberof slaty ridges, which were timborad ​with mountain ash. +The Ovens River was followed through ​Harrietville, after which the ascending mountain highway climbed a number of slaty ridges, which were timbered ​with mountain ash. 
-At the end of a twenty ​Miles climb the road is known as the Alpine road, andtwines round the heads of the Ovens rising to over 6000feet ​near the summit of Mt. HO-them. From Mt. HotAam ​Trig 'station,, a superb cycloramais seen, embracing mountain peaks too numerous to mention.' + 
-In the same locality, the Chalot ​was visited, and a bro?​.kfast ​of steak and eggs, much ap,​Dreciated. Another point of interest was the +At the end of a twenty ​miles climb the road is known as the Alpine road, and twines round the heads of the Ovens rising to over 6000 feet near the summit of Mt. Hotham. From Mt. Hotham ​Trig station, a superb cyclorama is seen, embracing mountain peaks too numerous to mention. 
-hug,​.) ​telescope there, which enabled one to view the snow drifts on Feathertop and Bosong ​at close range. From the Chlet, Austrtha,s highest through motor road now starts to dasend ​in the direction of + 
-Omoo, in GipL)sland. Crystal clear mountain streams are seen running +In the same locality, the Chalet ​was visited, and a breakfast ​of steak and eggs, much appreciated. Another point of interest was the huge telescope there, which enabled one to view the snow drifts on Feathertop and Bogong ​at close range. From the ChaletAustralia'​s highest through motor road now starts to descend ​in the direction of Omeo, in Gippsland. Crystal clear mountain streams are seen running among the basalt rocks and snow gums and here and there hereford ​cattle grazing on the snow grass. 
-among the basalt rocks and snow guMs and here and th-orki h3reford ​cattle grazing on the snow grass. + 
-Beyond ​Omoo, the main Dividing Range is crossed at Tongio Gap, and the excellent highway followed for miles down the Tamba River vslley, eventually bringing the traveller to Gippsland Lakes Entrance. From this popular holiday resort, the Princes Highway ​ambrecod ​vast areas of H:Ackly timberc :sountry, with the grassy flats of the Siaowy ​Riverat ":​lbost, a pleasant ​contrsst+Beyond ​Omeo, the main Dividing Range is crossed at Tongio Gap, and the excellent highway followed for miles down the Tamba River valley, eventually bringing the traveller to Gippsland Lakes Entrance. From this popular holiday resort, the Princes Highway ​embraced ​vast areas of thickly timbered country, with the grassy flats of the Snowy River at Orbost, a pleasant ​contrast
-another -,​Atration ​on the road, nortb atardi w tho f4;rn tree gullies of + 
- ​Froi_n_il.)a..loury to Hotham and Moruza. +Another attraction ​on the road northward was the fern tree gullies of Euchre ​Creek Valley, while beyond Cann River came the scenic bushland of Drummer ​Mountain National Park. 
-12. + 
-Euehre ​Creek Valley, while beyond Cann River came the scenic bushland of Frummer ​Mountain National Park. +After crossing the N.S.W. border, the town of Eden, on Twofold Bay was reached, and so the trip continued through Bega, Brogo Pass, Narooma, and Bodalla, to its completion at Moruya. 
-After crossing the N.S.W. border, the town of Eden, on Twofold Bay was reached, and so the trip continued through Bega, Brogo Pass, Narooma, and Bodalla, to it'​s ​completion at Moruya. + 
-That Man Again+---- 
-"​Paddy"​. + 
-Through Paddy'​s notes on Backyard Bushwalking,​ he has found a number of others interested in the propagation of native plants from seed. At a come-by-chance meeting of a group of enthusiasts it was +=====That Man Again "​Paddy"​.===== 
-agre3d ​that it would be a good idea if an exchange were set up. + 
-As a rule when a person gets seed he gets far more than he actually needs and would readily pass some on to a fellow enthusiast. Likewise if the germination is successful he has so many seedlings he doesn'​t know what to do with them. Paddy therefore suggests that a Mutual Aid group be formed (no meetingsno rulesno subs:). Its purpose being to pass on (free of cost) surplus supplies of +Through Paddy'​s notes on Backyard Bushwalking,​ he has found a number of others interested in the propagation of native plants from seed. At a come-by-chance meeting of a group of enthusiasts it was agreed ​that it would be a good idea if an exchange were set up. 
-native plants to interested persons. Those wanting seeds or plants + 
-or those who have them to spare are invited to communicate with Paddy. A portion of this page and a notice board in Paddy'​s shop will be available for the purpose.+As a rule when a person gets seed he gets far more than he actually needs and would readily pass some on to a fellow enthusiast. Likewise if the germination is successful he has so many seedlings he doesn'​t know what to do with them. Paddy therefore suggests that a Mutual Aid group be formed (no meetingsno rulesno subs!). Its purpose being to pass on (free of cost) surplus supplies of native plants to interested persons. Those wanting seeds or plants or those who have them to spare are invited to communicate with Paddy. A portion of this page and a notice board in Paddy'​s shop will be available for the purpose. 
 Tips on methods of securing germination could also be swapped. Tips on methods of securing germination could also be swapped.
-Here's one right now. Faddy has got some very healthy seedlings of 
-Sturts Desert Pea. Aftesr several unsuccessful attempts involving 
-scalding and soaking the seed he tried cutting through the hard 
-imperious skin of the tiny seed by rubbing it on fine sandpaper. The 
-effect was miraculous. Seeds which had remllined hard after weeks 
-of soaking swelled in a few hours and germinated readily. It now remains to be seen if the plants can be reared to maturity. More of this anon. 
-xxxxxxxx'​xxx 
-In addition to the Willesden Japara tents Paddy mentioned last time, 
-he has now got stocks of best quality white japara tents in stock BiZeS. 
-Phone. B 3101. Paddy Pallin 
-Camp Gear for Walkers. 327 George Street. SYDNEY. 
-,STORK STAKES: Bushwalker-production is still with lib. jean and ToETUTTETTFgve a daughter, Nancy. A real light-weight effort, 
-this: weight at birth, 61134 llozs. 
-14. 
-GOSSIP. odd ing Bells. 
-On January 13th, Ray Birt became Mrs. "​Peter"​ Paso. This grand 
-bushwalker event took place at Clifton Gardens, with the club's most popular "best man," "​Mouldy"​ Harrison, and Dorothy Hasluck in attend- 
-ance. They insistod that the bride wear her hat to cut the cake. 
-At Xmas, Vera Phillips, one of the club's earliest members, married Mr. Eska Riordan, an ex-P.O.W. Forestry Cadet. Is this an S.B.W. 
-infiltration into the Forestry Commission? 
-Immmomampemai...111.=1=1.1.....1.1......... 
-Off to N.Z. 
-Mouldy Harrison is off again -- to Now-aealand on a "​business"​ trip. He assures us it is business, but we have authoritative information that ho will be 137king up Jack Hunter. 
-.....worea.. 
-Jeane Mannell came down from Griffith, and for a time throw off the cars of the family, to pay a visit to the club. 
- +. 
-Whilst walking through Tasmania, some Melbourne Bush Walkers gave voice to their admiration of the etc:up brown of JennI'​s limbs. At 
-first, a puzzled look fleeted across her face, but swift the lucid answer came; "Oh, I come from New South Walesi"​ Fine publicity this: to show the Victorians that ours is a land of darkness: 
-THE S.B.W. REUNION -- MARCH 15-16th. 
-Who has the Prize Dampers? Would the holders please roturn to club, as-they are required for the Damper Contest. Place for Reunion will be fixed at February General Mooting. 
-At Garrawarra there'​s a hut with roof, floor and no walls. At 
-Frenchman'​s Cap (Tas.), there'​s a counterpart with walls and no roof 
-or floor; And Roley pitched his tent inside it.. Is it cold in 
-Tassio? You ask Roleyi Indeed, to combat the "​fifty-below"​ 1:​em2Gratures,​ he has decided to grow hair and beard: 
  
 +Here's one right now. Paddy has got some very healthy seedlings of Sturts Desert Pea. After several unsuccessful attempts involving scalding and soaking the seed he tried cutting through the hard imperious skin of the tiny seed by rubbing it on fine sandpaper. The effect was miraculous. Seeds which had remained hard after weeks of soaking swelled in a few hours and germinated readily. It now remains to be seen if the plants can be reared to maturity. More of this anon.
 +
 +In addition to the Willesden Japara tents Paddy mentioned last time, he has now got stocks of best quality white japara tents in stock sizes.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin. Camp Gear for Walkers.
 +
 +Phone. B 3101. 327 George Street. Sydney.
 +
 +----
 +
 +====Stork Stakes.====
 +
 +Bushwalker-production is still with us. Jean and Tom Moppett have a daughter, Nancy. A real light-weight effort, this: weight at birth, 6lb 11ozs.
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====Gossip.=====
 +
 +===Wedding Bells.===
 +
 +On January 13th, Ray Birt became Mrs. "​Peter"​ Page. This grand bushwalker event took place at Clifton Gardens, with the club's most popular "best man," "​Mouldy"​ Harrison, and Dorothy Hasluck in attendance. They insisted that the bride wear her hat to cut the cake.
 +
 +At Xmas, Vera Phillips, one of the club's earliest members, married Mr. Eska Riordan, an ex-P.O.W. Forestry Cadet. Is this an S.B.W. infiltration into the Forestry Commission?
 +
 +----
 +
 +===Off to N.Z.===
 +
 +Mouldy Harrison is off again -- to New Zealand on a "​business"​ trip. He assures us it __is__ business, but we have authoritative information that he will be hiking up Jack Hunter.
 +
 +----
 +
 +Jeane Mannell came down from Griffith, and for a time threw off the cars of the family, to pay a visit to the club.
 +
 +----
 +
 +Whilst walking through Tasmania, some Melbourne Bush Walkers gave voice to their admiration of the deep brown of Jenny'​s limbs. At first, a puzzled look fleeted across her face, but swift the lucid answer came; "Oh, I come from New South Wales!"​ Fine publicity this: to show the Victorians that ours is a land of darkness!
 +
 +----
 +
 +===The S.B.W. Reunion - March 15-16th.===
 +
 +Who has the Prize Dampers? Would the holders please return to club, as they are required for the Damper Contest. Place for Reunion will be fixed at February General Meeting.
 +
 +----
 +
 +At Garrawarra there'​s a hut with roof, floor and no walls. At Frenchman'​s Cap (Tas.), there'​s a counterpart with walls and no roof or floor! And Roley pitched his tent inside it! Is it cold in Tassie? You ask Roley! Indeed, to combat the "​fifty-below"​ temperatures,​ he has decided to grow hair __and__ beard!
 +
 +----
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