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 In intervals between the election of the Committee, other Club business went on. It was announced that a Sworn Valuation of Lot 7, North Era had been obtained, and that it was hoped to obtain the Treasurer'​s consent to the sale. It was decided that, should such consent not be granted, the Club diplomats, Mouldy Harrison and Tom Herbert, should be asked to negotiate again with the owner, Mr. Zioms. It was reported, and confirmed at the re-union, that a large auto tent had been permanently erected on Stockyard Creek. The Committee was instructed to investigate and report back to the Club. Members were pleased to hear that the W.E.A. Ramblers had donated a guinea towards our camping lease. In intervals between the election of the Committee, other Club business went on. It was announced that a Sworn Valuation of Lot 7, North Era had been obtained, and that it was hoped to obtain the Treasurer'​s consent to the sale. It was decided that, should such consent not be granted, the Club diplomats, Mouldy Harrison and Tom Herbert, should be asked to negotiate again with the owner, Mr. Zioms. It was reported, and confirmed at the re-union, that a large auto tent had been permanently erected on Stockyard Creek. The Committee was instructed to investigate and report back to the Club. Members were pleased to hear that the W.E.A. Ramblers had donated a guinea towards our camping lease.
  
-The matter of the cattle nuisance in Garrawarra was raised and it was resolved that there would be no objection to money from the fencing fund being used to erect cattle-proof fencing around existing or future wells. After the reading of the Federation Report, the peaceful murmur of cnversation ​was stilled as Alex Colley ​droppod ​a heavy brick on the toes of the Federation delegates, by moving a vote of no-confidence in them, because of two motions they had proposed in the Federation meeting. The first of those recommended to the Trust that permission be granted for the erection of a surf shed in the Park. It had been defeated. The second recommended permission to campers and others to cut standing dead timber in the Park, and had ben carried. Ron Knightley explained that the surf shed motion had been moved in the almost certain knowledge that it would be defeated, its purpose being to get a definite expression of opinion. The motion about timber cutting had been moved in the belief that no objection would be raised. Shortly afterwards the no-confidence motion, which, by the way was unparliamentary,​ was withdrawn, and instead the attention of the delegates was drawn to a Club resolution requiring that, where possible, all policy matters should be referred to the Club before being decided in the Federation. Later in the evening it was resolved that, should the opportunity present itself, the timber cutting motion should be withdrawn in the Federation. It was believed that some other Clubs wished this motion to be rescinded.+The matter of the cattle nuisance in Garrawarra was raised and it was resolved that there would be no objection to money from the fencing fund being used to erect cattle-proof fencing around existing or future wells. After the reading of the Federation Report, the peaceful murmur of conversation ​was stilled as Alex Colley ​dropped ​a heavy brick on the toes of the Federation delegates, by moving a vote of no-confidence in them, because of two motions they had proposed in the Federation meeting. The first of those recommended to the Trust that permission be granted for the erection of a surf shed in the Park. It had been defeated. The second recommended permission to campers and others to cut standing dead timber in the Park, and had been carried. Ron Knightley explained that the surf shed motion had been moved in the almost certain knowledge that it would be defeated, its purpose being to get a definite expression of opinion. The motion about timber cutting had been moved in the belief that no objection would be raised. Shortly afterwards the no-confidence motion, which, by the way was unparliamentary,​ was withdrawn, and instead the attention of the delegates was drawn to a Club resolution requiring that, where possible, all policy matters should be referred to the Club before being decided in the Federation. Later in the evening it was resolved that, should the opportunity present itself, the timber cutting motion should be withdrawn in the Federation. It was believed that some other Clubs wished this motion to be rescinded.
  
-Other business included the appointment of Dorothy LawrY as delegate to the Forestry Advisory Council and the determination of Subscriptions. These were fixed at the same levei as last year: lO/- for those under 21 and 15/- for the rest.+Other business included the appointment of Dorothy LawrY as delegate to the Forestry Advisory Council and the determination of Subscriptions. These were fixed at the same level as last year: lO/- for those under 21 and 15/- for the rest.
  
 By the time the "piece de resistance"​ of the evening - the constitutional amendments - was served, jaws and tongues were thoroughly loosened after the preliminary work-outs and members warmed to their task. Points of order were more numerous than the quills of the echidna. Allan Hardie'​s motion providing for a complete audit at each change of Club Treasurership was up-ended, amended, re-amended, torn apart, and passed in its truncated form - i.e. there __will__ be a complete audit at each change of Club Treasurership. By the time the "piece de resistance"​ of the evening - the constitutional amendments - was served, jaws and tongues were thoroughly loosened after the preliminary work-outs and members warmed to their task. Points of order were more numerous than the quills of the echidna. Allan Hardie'​s motion providing for a complete audit at each change of Club Treasurership was up-ended, amended, re-amended, torn apart, and passed in its truncated form - i.e. there __will__ be a complete audit at each change of Club Treasurership.
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 The motion seeking to exclude past members from Honorary Membership never had a dog's chance. The motion seeking to exclude past members from Honorary Membership never had a dog's chance.
  
-Then came Ron Knightley'​s motion seeking to establish life-membership. The amateur lawyers entered into the fray with fanatical joy. No sooner had the first motion been launched than it was moved that both motions be taken together. After some delightfully complicated ​manoevres ​it was decided to take both together (we think). Then somebody moved an amendment. The point was raised that as the amendment entirely replaced the motion it was out of order. At this stage Jenny Felshow, like a lamb amongst the wolves, attempted to speak. After being ruled out of order four times she eventually made it known that she didn't think it fair to the new members to give Club privileges and votes to old members who might long ago have ceased to take an active part in Club affairs. The amendment was then mauled and mangled. Members rose to move the previous question, the closed adjournment and everything but the furniture. The President, goaded beyond endurance, advised members to elect a constitutional lawyer to his office and invoked the shadow of Schedule A, (the substance being lost). The President-elect,​ sitting impassively at his side, did not flinch. In the end Wal Roots carried the day by referring the the motion, or motions, to a special Committee consisting of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Club Solicitor.+Then came Ron Knightley'​s motion seeking to establish life-membership. The amateur lawyers entered into the fray with fanatical joy. No sooner had the first motion been launched than it was moved that both motions be taken together. After some delightfully complicated ​manoeuvres ​it was decided to take both together (we think). Then somebody moved an amendment. The point was raised that as the amendment entirely replaced the motion it was out of order. At this stage Jenny Felshow, like a lamb amongst the wolves, attempted to speak. After being ruled out of order four times she eventually made it known that she didn't think it fair to the new members to give Club privileges and votes to old members who might long ago have ceased to take an active part in Club affairs. The amendment was then mauled and mangled. Members rose to move the previous question, the closed adjournment and everything but the furniture. The President, goaded beyond endurance, advised members to elect a constitutional lawyer to his office and invoked the shadow of Schedule A, (the substance being lost). The President-elect,​ sitting impassively at his side, did not flinch. In the end Wal Roots carried the day by referring the the motion, or motions, to a special Committee consisting of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Club Solicitor.
  
 The new Committee elected is shown below. Only one office was found difficult to fill, that of Auditor. Though Mr. D. Long was nominated, offensive murmurs about low finance caused him to decline the office with silent dignity. Alan Wyborn came to the rescue and took on this unglamorous job. The new Committee elected is shown below. Only one office was found difficult to fill, that of Auditor. Though Mr. D. Long was nominated, offensive murmurs about low finance caused him to decline the office with silent dignity. Alan Wyborn came to the rescue and took on this unglamorous job.
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 By A Reuner. By A Reuner.
  
-The Reunion, held at North Era, was the usual seccess. There was such a large gathering of second generation Bushwalkers as to cause one old member to murmur apprehensively,​ "Soon we'll be finding ourselves outnumbered two to one by the young fry at general meetings."​ Every second tent you passed displayed either a line of napkins or a young toddler with Pa and Ma on a string.+The Reunion, held at North Era, was the usual success. There was such a large gathering of second generation Bushwalkers as to cause one old member to murmur apprehensively,​ "Soon we'll be finding ourselves outnumbered two to one by the young fry at general meetings."​ Every second tent you passed displayed either a line of napkins or a young toddler with Pa and Ma on a string.
  
 Late Saturday afternoon saw hefty males reclimbing the hillsides, to struggle down again under the weight of dead timber for the campfire. Everyone with foresight brought their tent poles and firewood down with them from the tops, as there is scarcely a dead twig to be found in the now verdant green valley. Late Saturday afternoon saw hefty males reclimbing the hillsides, to struggle down again under the weight of dead timber for the campfire. Everyone with foresight brought their tent poles and firewood down with them from the tops, as there is scarcely a dead twig to be found in the now verdant green valley.
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-=====Nightmare For One of Parliamentary Procedure.=====+=====Nightmare For One or Parliamentary Procedure.=====
  
 By Dot English. By Dot English.
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 "​Order! Order!"​ and down crashes the Bone, slippery with the blood of disturbers of the peace. "​Order! Order!"​ and down crashes the Bone, slippery with the blood of disturbers of the peace.
  
-"​Order!"​ That goes for everyone except a small round-faced figure circulating round the room like the moon among the lesser planets. Whenever its orbit crossed another it would pause and hold a bright conversation in the charmingly precise diction of the 3-year-old. The Great Speakers are up in full voice - Club Diplomats, Doctrinaire Accountants,​ Pseudo-Scientists,​ Ex-Army Officers, Federation Delegates, not forgetting the super-elocuent ​Mr. Dorman Hardy, Treasurer-cum-Auditor,​ but the small be-ribboned one drifts unconcernedly through the turmoil with its mind in a tranquil land of delicate fauna... "Has a frog got ears?"+"​Order!"​ That goes for everyone except a small round-faced figure circulating round the room like the moon among the lesser planets. Whenever its orbit crossed another it would pause and hold a bright conversation in the charmingly precise diction of the 3-year-old. The Great Speakers are up in full voice - Club Diplomats, Doctrinaire Accountants,​ Pseudo-Scientists,​ Ex-Army Officers, Federation Delegates, not forgetting the super-eloquent ​Mr. Dorman Hardy, Treasurer-cum-Auditor,​ but the small be-ribboned one drifts unconcernedly through the turmoil with its mind in a tranquil land of delicate fauna... "Has a frog got ears?"
  
 And now the new President has been elected. With a sigh of relief the weary Ex vacates the Chair. Straightway from the multitude rises a clamour as if a whole King Edwards Dogs' Home yelping to capacity: "You can't go yet! You haven'​t done so-and-so yet. You do that as Chairman. Back into the Chair! (Why does he think wildly of the electric chair?) That is the last thing you can do from the Chair!"​ And now the new President has been elected. With a sigh of relief the weary Ex vacates the Chair. Straightway from the multitude rises a clamour as if a whole King Edwards Dogs' Home yelping to capacity: "You can't go yet! You haven'​t done so-and-so yet. You do that as Chairman. Back into the Chair! (Why does he think wildly of the electric chair?) That is the last thing you can do from the Chair!"​
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 At the outbreak of war he was a Militia Officer in the 8th Division Signals. He transferred to the 9th Division and went to the Middle East in 1940 at Adjutant. While abroad he served in the Western Desert, Greece, Crete, and Syria. He was promoted to Major and formed the 1st Australian Ski Troops in Syria. He returned to Australia after Japan came into the war and was Lieut. Colonel in command of the 3rd. Armoured Division Signals. Upon the disbanding of the Armoured Troops, he took command of the training of Signal Reinforcements at Bonegilla (Vic.). He was promoted to Colonel in 1944. He went to New Guinea in 1945 as Chief Signal Officer First Australian Army, being responsible for all signal communications in New Guinea, New Britain and Bougainville. At the outbreak of war he was a Militia Officer in the 8th Division Signals. He transferred to the 9th Division and went to the Middle East in 1940 at Adjutant. While abroad he served in the Western Desert, Greece, Crete, and Syria. He was promoted to Major and formed the 1st Australian Ski Troops in Syria. He returned to Australia after Japan came into the war and was Lieut. Colonel in command of the 3rd. Armoured Division Signals. Upon the disbanding of the Armoured Troops, he took command of the training of Signal Reinforcements at Bonegilla (Vic.). He was promoted to Colonel in 1944. He went to New Guinea in 1945 as Chief Signal Officer First Australian Army, being responsible for all signal communications in New Guinea, New Britain and Bougainville.
  
-He was honoured for "​highly ​meretorious ​service, and outstanding devotion to duty." Bob's well deserved distinction has been earned in the hard way.+He was honoured for "​highly ​meritorious ​service, and outstanding devotion to duty." Bob's well deserved distinction has been earned in the hard way.
  
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-For sale, an easy way to make the walk over Narrow Neck seem shorter. Impossible you say, but wait till you hear it, as hear will when you go there with Colin and Phil. First they argue about Psychology then about Radio and the merits of Practical and Technical knowledge then the conversation switches to the difference between Tech. and Uni. courses and finally to Economics and Precious Stones and Metals. By this time you have reached Corral Swamp and are amazed to find it didn't take so long at all. Or are you just en relieved that the arguement ​ceases that you only imagine it.+For sale, an easy way to make the walk over Narrow Neck seem shorter. Impossible you say, but wait till you hear it, as hear will when you go there with Colin and Phil. First they argue about Psychology then about Radio and the merits of Practical and Technical knowledge then the conversation switches to the difference between Tech. and Uni. courses and finally to Economics and Precious Stones and Metals. By this time you have reached Corral Swamp and are amazed to find it didn't take so long at all. Or are you just en relieved that the argument ​ceases that you only imagine it.
  
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-IN THE ELYSIAN FIELDS.+=====In The Elysian Fields.===== 
 By "​Skip"​. By "​Skip"​.
-"Twas Friday night when we set sail, And we were not far from the shore."​ + 
-So runs the beginning of a ditty of adventure on the high seas. Howsomeever,​ we was I, the evening was just evenimg, if 1600 hours is not too early, and I was high and mightily dry on the shore lnitia 1 reached Camden. But I hasten too quickly,+"'Twas Friday night when we set sail,\\ 
 +And we were not far from the shore."​ 
 + 
 +So runs the beginning of a ditty of adventure on the high seas. Howsomeever,​ we was I, the evening was just evening, if 1600 hours is not too early, and I was high and mightily dry on the shore until I reached Camden. But I hasten too quickly
 "When the captain he spied a lovely mermaid."​ "When the captain he spied a lovely mermaid."​
-And so on and on and on. My harpies node on four wheels - for preference, although I wouldn'​t have shied at anything fxkom two to twenty-two or even a pair of caterpillar treads. 
-This, my pretty sweetings, is the beginning of a tale I am about to unfold on an Official Trip from Robertson to Robertson (?). Being possessed of initiative, stamina, and resource - ask my table mates - I had left my money and part ofmy food at home, and had once more sallied forth, a modern Diogencs, to find whether my faith in human nature were justifiable. My lamp, that symbol of disillusion- 
-, ment was my thumb, either one sufficing. 
-Disillusionment was speedily disillusioned. There arc Da., alEawlIne characters still to be found on Hume Highway. By truck, car, car, yet again car, and again truck, I reached Robertson about 9,30 that night. Thirsty souls were some, and at Camden and Picton did they - we - allay aching throats. And for your information,​ my sweetings, there is a milk truck to Robertson which will moot a steam tiiain arriving at Moss Vale at 8 p m' Rriday if requested, A small remunerAtion-is expected. 
-Robertson station is no haven fop the weary, so did I lay my head in the back of the pavilion at the "​oval"​. I was awake with the sun, and after basking in it for some little while, I repaired to the-station,​ there to leave my pack whilst 1 breakfasted and took the air-OP-the *town"​. Noteworthy in the interval between breakfast and the two o'​clock train was a First Class Constable immaculat-e. in Leggings strolling down. the main street, taking a pipe the while, with a paper under one arm, and a Cane Shopping Basket slung on ClIds.4atalarand the meting of the clans at the local store. 
-Eventually a three carriage train chugged in right on time, and disgorged amongst other things ten walker'​s. Merging into the party, I found an assortment of notorious and. unknown males and females This motley crowd was hard put to it to leave the station, but eventually found themselves on Belmoro Pallz.Road after a certain Loon had sought out a loaf of bread. 
-The trip to Belmorc Palls was exceedingly pretty and unaame littla wa7 beowe the falls we left out packs at a 
-, 
-road junction to be picked up later. We came upon e la and the uninitiated were heard to draw in their respective 
-and just as suddenly to let them out in cries of appreciation. 
-s su sen y, breaths individual 
-Hereat did the camera fiends get to work. These worthy five photographed everything photographable on the trip, as well all that was not. A grim battle with the sun for illumination ci- in US taking a picture of the falls under cloudy conditions, th-(:, breaking out in full brilliance an in_pta?t latpr. 
-pthoviciQB*-01Lt 111.-%1- 
-Having seen the sights, which took no little time, we repaired to ourgoaas and proceeded down the other road. This rapidly degenerated into a track, the whichve-lat-d little- later, describing a wide semi-eircle across-country,​ which brought us rather miraculously to the top of the Zangaroo Valley cliffs, just above the track to Yeola. In_ descending thereto, one Irene suffered a severe abrasion to one leg, although it cannot be said that all the other members of the party arrived at the bottom unscathed. 
-Herein comes the title. Pain would I compose an ode to Yeola, but discretion is the better part of valour. Our yearning palates were tempted whilst still only half way down by luscious blackberries,​ which grew lusciouscr as we descended. Energised by these delicious mamrdoths we charged through a broken fence, and lot.;- we were in the very garden of Eden, Haply the tempting apple was' as yet unripe, as were the fig, peach, plum, pear and quince, else would we have feasted until replete and far beyond. Lemons, though, were ripe and in profusion and these we ate and ate. Those in the know eventually diverted up past the fig tree, between the apples and the rose bush, down a path amidst the blackberries,​ under the willow and on to the Elysian fields. Buffalo grass was our chair, our tab:, and our bed, and eleven happy walkers set and ate. But that is a delicate subject, which it is as well to pass over. Amidst the -" beside fair Eridanus, frail mortals talked encompassed in their small spheres of memories, hooding little the all pervading Boautu, 
  
-Morning showed afresh the surrovmdiLg1.16:​JailaT, more food we sorrowfully took our leave and departed back to the fairly warm and caoudy.170thovleypr, without taking due toll of the lemon trees. And at this juncture may I extol the frying,c f unimaginative,​ insipid, tasteless and practically inedible ​beof sausages in lomin juice. Why buy pork sausages under those conditionsI +And so on and on and on. My harpies rode on four wheels - for preference, although I wouldn'​t have shied at anything from two to twenty-two or even a pair of caterpillar treads. 
-Slowly we wended our way uphill, ​over uphill, amongst tall and stately trees, and grassy patches, the ubiquitous lemon and the iniquitous ​blackborry, towards Carrington Falls. ​Belmar ​falls, we discovered, were a crying ​&lame. It took two photographs to get in all of Carrington ​Palls, and the profusion of swimmablo ​pools above it put Belmore Falls right out of mind. + 
-After dallying there an hour or so we set forth and after much eating of lemins ​and meandering from the main track we came to a sail]. ​in Jamboree ​Road, hard by the headwaters of Kangaroo River. ​'​x ​here it was just plain roadba811 ​to the alift odgo above the ridge+This, my pretty sweetings, is the beginning of a tale I am about to unfold on an Official Trip from Robertson to Robertson (?). Being possessed of initiative, stamina, and resource - ask my table mates - I had left my money and part of my food at home, and had once more sallied forth, a modern Diogenes, to find whether my faith in human nature were justifiable. My lamp, that symbol of disillusionment was my thumb, either one sufficing. 
-leading down into Jamberoo. The leader came in for a small measure of unpopularityas in his zeal he had insisted ​te carry water from Carrington Falls onwards. How many flowing creeks we crossed from thoron, I fail to recollect. + 
-We reSted ​at the cliff edge and lunched. Before us were the coastlands from Port Kombla ​to Kiama spread out like a map. +Disillusionment was speedily disillusioned. There are many, many fine characters still to be found on Hume Highway. By truck, car, car, yet again car, and again truck, I reached Robertson about 9.30 that night. Thirsty souls were some, and at Camden and Picton did they - we - allay aching throats. And for your information,​ my sweetings, there is a milk truck to Robertson which will meet a steam train arriving at Moss Vale at 8 p.m. Friday if requested. A small remuneration is expected. 
-To the south the clouds were thickening and lowering Lunch soon gom- + 
-, plated, we followed ​tho power lines over the cliff and commoncod thb descent of the ridge. This can be done at a very respectable speed, but some not being so sure on their foot, our pada remained moderate. Two hundred feet down, it started to drizzle. ​Groundshoots ​and capes were donned, and the descent continued until wo came on a fenceAs we had decided to cut down the hillside to lAnnamurra Pails at some place or other, we took the opportunity and went down. +Robertson station is no haven for the weary, so did I lay my head in the back of the pavilion at the "​oval"​. I was awake with the sun, and after basking in it for some little while, I repaired to the station, there to leave my pack whilst 1 breakfasted and took the air of the "​town"​. Noteworthy in the interval between breakfast and the two o'​clock train was a First Class Constable immaculate in Leggings strolling down the main street, taking a pipe the while, with a paper under one arm, and a Cane Shopping Basket slung on the other and the meting of the clans at the local store. 
-But not just like that. Oh, no. Nature took a hand and provided us with a 450 earthy slopewhich lower down became densely + 
- bushy, and at a still lower level was covered with lantana. This last we atarted ​walking through, then over, but finally under. ​Emcrging ​gasping from the struggle, we stood at the and of the ::13 +Eventually a three carriage train chugged in right on time, and disgorged amongst other things ten walkers. Merging into the party, I found an assortment of notorious and unknown males and females. This motley crowd was hard put to it to leave the station, but eventually found themselves on Belmore Falls Road after a certain Leon had sought out a loaf of bread. 
-roadThereon sat a bus which ingested all our packs, whilst ​wo gaged on a twenty minute trip to the falls and back. And of co=o it rained. Bar two adventurers nearly missing ​tho bus, we ended in a Kiama cafe, the richer for two days in Paradise. + 
- You have probably all hoard that story about dingoes being the descendents ​of dogs landedby Dutchmon ​on the North East Coast duringthe seventeenth century. ​Hero is the opinion of Sir Frederick ​'McCoy, well known English Zoologist in his book "The Paleontology of Victoria"​. +The trip to Belmore Falls was exceedingly pretty and uneventful. Some little way before the falls we left out packs at a road junction to be picked up later. We came upon the falls suddenly, and the uninitiated were heard to draw in their respective breaths suddenly, and just as suddenly to let them out in cries of individual appreciation. 
-"Tho dingo was one of the most ancient of the indigenous mammals of the country and abounded as now most + 
-probably long before man appeared. The discovery of its remains in strata with so many axtinet ​genera, the marsupial lion, tho marsupial tiger or wolf, the Tasmanian devil, the marsupial rhinoceros, the Notothorium ​(giant ostrich), the giant kangaroo and wombat establishes it as by far the most ancient of any of the leading families of dogs"​ +Hereat did the camera fiends get to work. These worthy five photographed everything photographable on the trip, as well as all that was not. A grim battle with the sun for illumination ended in us taking a picture of the falls under cloudy conditions, the sun breaking out in full brilliance an instant later. 
-MORE TALK+ 
-On Friday, April 18th, there will be a debate on the +Having seen the sights, which took no little time, we repaired to our packs and proceeded down the other road. This rapidly degenerated into a track, the which we left a little later, describing a wide semi-circle across-country,​ which brought us rather miraculously to the top of the Kangaroo Valley cliffs, just above the track to Yeola. In descending thereto, one Irene suffered a severe abrasion to one leg, although it cannot be said that all the other members of the party arrived at the bottom unscathed. 
-"​That ​Vtgtable ​Foods are Best," Does vegetarianism vitiate ​vitLiit" ​Is meat-eating immoral? Is it unhealthy? Is it unfair to bullock'​? These gnawing questions, so long argued in the glow of camp-fires, are to be thrashed out in public in the full light of the Club Room. The + 
-+Herein comes the title. Fain would I compose an ode to Yeola, but discretion is the better part of valour. Our yearning palates were tempted whilst still only half way down by luscious blackberries,​ which grew lusciouser as we descended. Energised by these delicious mammoths we charged through a broken fence, and lo! we were in the very garden of Eden. Happily the tempting apple was as yet unripe, as were the fig, peach, plum, pear and quince, else would we have feasted until replete and far beyond. Lemons, though, were ripe and in profusion and these we ate and ate. Those in the know eventually diverted up past the fig tree, between the apples and the rose bush, down a path amidst the blackberries,​ under the willow and on to the Elysian fields. Buffalo grass was our chair, our table and our bed, and eleven happy walkers sat and ate. But that is a delicate subject, which it is as well to pass over. Amidst the stream beside fair Eridanus, frail mortals talked encompassed in their own small spheres of memories, heeding little the all pervading Beauty. 
-Club's most active minds will engage in the all-in debate. Clem Hall- + 
-! strom4 ​supported by Frank Duncan and Ray Kirkby,will state the case for the vegetaviansAllan Hardiettogether ​with Kevin Ardill and Wal Roots -will defend the calanivorii+Morning showed afresh the surrounding gloriesand after more food we sorrowfully took our leave and departed back to the fairly warm and cloudy worldNothowever, without taking due toll of the lemon trees. And at this juncture may I extol the frying ​of unimaginative,​ insipid, tasteless and practically inedible ​beef sausages in lemon juice. Why buy pork sausages under those conditions! 
-THE FRENCHMAN'S CAP+ 
-a:NZGarradi +Slowly we wended our way uphill, ​ever uphill, amongst tall and stately trees, and grassy patches, the ubiquitous lemon and the iniquitous ​blackberry, towards Carrington Falls. ​Belmore ​falls, we discovered, were a crying ​shame. It took two photographs to get in all of Carrington ​Falls, and the profusion of swimmable ​pools above it put Belmore Falls right out of mind. 
-Nothing I had read had prepared me for the Magnificence of The-Frenchman'​s Cap. + 
-. ' ​ +After dallying there an hour or so we set forth and after much eating of lemons ​and meandering from the main track we came to a sawmill ​in Jamboroo ​Road, hard by the headwaters of Kangaroo River. ​From here it was just plain roadbash ​to the cliff edge above the ridge leading down into Jamberoo. The leader came in for a small measure of unpopularityas in his zeal he had insisted ​we carry water from Carrington Falls onwards. How many flowing creeks we crossed from thereon, I fail to recollect. 
-I knew it wa a mountain that most walkers aimed to -61ii-ab -- in Tasmania. Iknew that many failed because the weather was too severe. I had heard of the usloggine ​across the button grass p1-1:​1.:​In ​(in wet weather, in mud and slush up to the knees), of the seven t:; of part of the climb and Of the length of the climb, but no one Lr%Ci. ​made it clear to me just why people tried again and again,, and ;;17. why the effort was So worthwhi,le+ 
-When we reached Lake Tahune I knew that this was something one could never forgetThe steep hillsides surrounding the crater- like lake were covered in deep green pine trees. Drifts of snow on the hilleides ​were reflected in the blue waters of the lake. High to the right was the white ouartzite ​mountain top and extending down from the gap between the two mountain peaks was a huge glazier-like mass of snow that extended forhundreds of feet. +We rested ​at the cliff edge and lunched. Before us were the coastlands from Port Kembla ​to Kiama spread out like a map. To the south the clouds were thickening and loweringLunch soon completed, we followed ​the power lines over the cliff and commenced the descent of the ridge. This can be done at a very respectable speed, but some not being so sure on their feet, our pace remained moderate. Two hundred feet down, it started to drizzle. ​Groundsheets ​and capes were donned, and the descent continued until we came on a fenceAs we had decided to cut down the hillside to Minnamurra Falls at some place or other, we took the opportunity and went down. 
-was completely breathtaking in it beauty and if the summit had never boon reached a trip to Tasmania would have been worthwhile for this lovely scene. + 
-However we did roach the summit, kicking stops to cross the snow beneath the gap, and covering a number of drifts before reaching the cairn. Like most folks we found a much easier route down, following a marked trackOne feels extremely grateful to the enthusiasts - whoever they may be - who go out and mark thoseroutes. Hoursof effort are saved by knowing just where to go. +But not just like that. Oh, no. Nature took a hand and provided us with a 45° earthy slopewhich lower down became densely bushy, and at a still lower level was covered with lantana. This last we started ​walking through, then over, but finally under. ​Emerging ​gasping from the struggle, we stood at the and of the Falls roadThereon sat a bus which ingested all our packs, whilst ​we engaged ​on a twenty minute trip to the falls and back. And of course ​it rained. Bar two adventurers nearly missing ​the bus, we ended in a Kiama cafe, the richer for two days in Paradise. 
-It was a lovely summer day. Bright sunshine and a cool breeze. The visibility was grand and we looked out over an amazing variety of peaks and valleys, and I had my first impression of the countless lakes and tarns that seem strewn all over Tasmania. + 
-For me however, it is not the view from the top that will remain the thrilling memory, but the grand serenity of Lako. Wahu.7. ​as it nestles in the shadow of the mountain side. +---- 
-POSITION VACANT ​-,R R.,​Tal.OFCIEETINGS.+ 
 +You have probably all heard that story about dingoes being the descendants ​of dogs landed by Dutchmen ​on the North East Coast during the seventeenth century. ​Here is the opinion of Sir Frederick McCoy, well known English Zoologist in his book "The Paleontology of Victoria"​. 
 + 
 +"The dingo was one of the most ancient of the indigenous mammals of the country and abounded as now most probably long before man appeared. The discovery of its remains in strata with so many extinct ​genera, the marsupial lion, the marsupial tiger or wolf, the Tasmanian devil, the marsupial rhinoceros, the Nototherium ​(giant ostrich), the giant kangaroo and wombat establishes it as by far the most ancient of any of the leading families of dogs"​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====More Talk.==== 
 + 
 +On Friday, April 18th, there will be a debate on the subject ​"​That ​Vegetable ​Foods are Best." Does vegetarianism vitiate ​vitality? ​Is meat-eating immoral? Is it unhealthy? Is it unfair to bullocks? These gnawing questions, so long argued in the glow of camp-fires, are to be thrashed out in public in the full light of the Club Room. The Club's most active minds will engage in the all-in debate. Clem Hallstrom, ​supported by Frank Duncan and Ray Kirkby, will state the case for the vegetarians. Allan Hardie, together ​with Kevin Ardill and Wal Roots will defend the carnivorii
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====The Frenchman's Cap.===== 
 + 
 +By EGarrad. 
 + 
 +Nothing I had read had prepared me for the Magnificence of The Frenchman'​s Cap. 
 + 
 +I knew it was a mountain that most walkers aimed to climb in Tasmania. I knew that many failed because the weather was too severe. I had heard of the "​slogging" ​across the button grass p1ains ​(in wet weather, in mud and slush up to the knees), of the severity ​of part of the climb and of the length of the climb, but no one had made it clear to me just why people tried again and again,, and just why the effort was so worthwhile. 
 + 
 +When we reached Lake Tahune I knew that this was something one could never forgetThe steep hillsides surrounding the crater-like lake were covered in deep green pine trees. Drifts of snow on the hillsides ​were reflected in the blue waters of the lake. High to the right was the white quartzite ​mountain top and extending down from the gap between the two mountain peaks was a huge glazier-like mass of snow that extended for hundreds of feet. 
 + 
 +It was completely breathtaking in its beauty and if the summit had never been reached a trip to Tasmania would have been worthwhile for this lovely scene. 
 + 
 +However we did reach the summit, kicking stops to cross the snow beneath the gap, and covering a number of drifts before reaching the cairn. Like most folks we found a much easier route down, following a marked trackOne feels extremely grateful to the enthusiasts - whoever they may be - who go out and mark those routes. Hours of effort are saved by knowing just where to go. 
 + 
 +It was a lovely summer day. Bright sunshine and a cool breeze. The visibility was grand and we looked out over an amazing variety of peaks and valleys, and I had my first impression of the countless lakes and tarns that seem strewn all over Tasmania. 
 + 
 +For me however, it is not the view from the top that will remain the thrilling memory, but the grand serenity of Lake Tahune ​as it nestles in the shadow of the mountain side. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Position Vacant - Reporter of Club Meetings.==== 
 The job is to take notes of meetings and write them up for the magazine. Preference to members of the Past Presidents'​ Association,​ the Editor'​s Union, or anybody who can fathom what goes on at meetings. This job now falls to Brian Harvey, who already has a big task in producing the magazine. The job is to take notes of meetings and write them up for the magazine. Preference to members of the Past Presidents'​ Association,​ the Editor'​s Union, or anybody who can fathom what goes on at meetings. This job now falls to Brian Harvey, who already has a big task in producing the magazine.
-REMUNERATION - The thanks of the Editor. 
-THE GREEN CROSS SOCIETY. 
-INDIA'​S LEADER IS A CONSERVATIONIST. fY-014Te Byles. 
-Mahatma_Gandhi!s paper "​Harijan"​.quotes with approval the kims-of the Green Cross Society of England, which is seeking to get U.N.O. to Identify itself with conservation. It is sUggested that interested people should get into touch with the secretary, Mrs. M.H. Morrison, 41 Assuns Place, London N.W. 11.  
-The aims-of the Green,Gross Society are as follows:- 
-(a) That U.N.O. ideals should tncludo immediate effort, in each country to delimit the area of any suitable National Park incorporating Nature Reserves for they protection of uniclue and valuable wild life lopa Fauna, Avifaunia).yritb. the distinctive terrain upon whjihh theae depend. 
-"(b) And, further, that the world at large should con- 
-sent to an International Park, or World National Park in 
-South America, Africa or Asia. If in Asia, then upon, around or '​within - it is suggested - the immense mouAtains encircling 
-Tibet: Britain, China, India, Russia and U.S.A., appointing Custodians and aeting as Trustoos,21 
-Reasons adduced for inviting the U.N.O. to pass the fore- 
-)1gatag resolution include: 
-."1. That a stand must now be made againnt tbo waddling eAcroachments of Materialism. 
-"2. That the idealism and realism of the United Nations Organization should include an urge to all the world, to each nation to protact our heritage of Wild Life - its beauty, grandeur and interest, - wild birds, wild animals, wild flora (flowers, plants, trees) and wild oountry OD landscape: to protect our heritage wherever possible; and with special care within the Nature Reserves of National Parks. 
-"3. That the United Nations will jointly set an example to the component natioas by claiming its own Wo..0,1. Nature Park, or Internationsl Park in Sokrthiaaoric-ay Arri'​ea or Asia. If in Asia, then upon, around or within the immense mountains encircling Tibet. In this case Britain, China, India, Russia and U.S.A. might appoint Custodians and act as Trustees to prevent. diza strous and. 111-9-eiguring. oxploitation. 
-"4. And, further, that such "Far Horizon"​ can gizza direction and cohesion to friends, allies, sympathizers and well-wishers gathering in gpoups along the my for tho ran r&I, nra drive on' tovrIrd the distant goal. Ir 
-- 
-Among the nuoarous signatories to the resolution are Sir Alfred 3. Munnings, President, Royal Academy of Arts, Dame Laua and the world famous George Bernard Shaw. 
-Ion._pLAsTIE_EALE:​ Other members will like to know about it. --Writo it U15-3-2-it-is-interesting. It need not be an article - just a few lines on the highlights would make good reading. 
-Phil Hall has a weakness? He is allergic to vitamins. Offered a large billy of delectable fruit salad and ice-cream at the swimming carnival, he wrinkled his nose, sniffed, politely refused, and reached for a can of baked beans. Ho should know bettor after the groat debate on April 18th. 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES. In the past five weeks, the Search YEETIFFET1771755767-17e-f6deration has had three alarms, but as always, the lost wanderers turned up just as the rescuing heroes were about to depart. Great was the joy of parents re-united with their loved ohes; great was the lamentation of the rescuers who had been looking forward to a few days off from werkJ 
-Nevertheless,​ the Search and Rescue Section still needs (.0 ,- potent Bushwalkers on wham to call when a real emergency does Bill Knight, of the Rucksack Club, is Convenor, but you can enrol Paddy'​s. If you are willing to Darticipato in future search and rescue work, you might fill in the prescribed form next time you arc at- Paddy' s buying dried veg. etc. 
-In the interim between alarms* Search and Rescue is not idle; they have practice weekends, embracing bush first aid, rock -climbing, trial searches, etc. The next S. & R. turn-out is at Norton'​s Basin on May 2nd. and 3rd. So, if you have time for rescuing men & maids in distress, come along to Norton'​s Basin on th4 weekend. (Rescue of lost rescuers is at all times guarranteed,''​) 
-(UN) SCIENTIFIC SECTION: 
-Atom Bomb No, 41 touched off at Era on the night of March 15, is described, in the conservative language of the Official Report, as "A Wow'​."​ Casualties included one "​Paddy"​ water bucket, two cows (Hooray, one Conservation export (Shamel), and one Now Mamber (died of heart failure.) 
-The underwater tests on Sunday morning resulted in four bream, one blackfish and two boy scouts, 
-Now, the exports are asking why the weak heart of the heart-failure victim was not doteeted durinho-X-ray-rosoarchof2 -Afuf prominent_medic,​a1.,​-expertz,​ ix attexidanco.- 
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 +__Remuneration:​__ The thanks of the Editor.
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====The Green Cross Society - India'​s Leader Is A Conservationist.=====
 +
 +By Marie Byles.
 +
 +Mahatma Gandhi'​s paper "​Harijan"​ quotes with approval the aims of the Green Cross Society of England, which is seeking to get U.N.O. to Identify itself with conservation. It is suggested that interested people should get into touch with the secretary, Mrs. M.H. Morrison, 41 Assuns Place, London N.W. 11. 
 +
 +The aims of the Green Cross Society are as follows:-
 +
 +"(a) That U.N.O. ideals should include immediate effort in each country to delimit the area of any suitable National Park incorporating Nature Reserves for the protection of unique and valuable wild life - Flora, Fauna, Avifaunia, with the distinctive terrain upon which these depend.
 +
 +"(b) And, further, that the world at large should consent to an International Park, or World National Park in South America, Africa or Asia. If in Asia, then upon, around or within - it is suggested - the immense mountains encircling Tibet: Britain, China, India, Russia and U.S.A., appointing Custodians and acting as Trustees."​
 +
 +Reasons adduced for inviting the U.N.O. to pass the foregoing resolution include:
 +
 +"1. That a stand must now be made against the maddening encroachments of Materialism.
 +
 +"2. That the idealism and realism of the United Nations Organization should include an urge to all the world, to each nation to protect our heritage of Wild Life - its beauty, grandeur and interest, - wild birds, wild animals, wild flora (flowers, plants, trees) and wild country on landscape: to protect our heritage wherever possible; and with special care within the Nature Reserves of National Parks.
 +
 +"3. That the United Nations will jointly set an example to the component nations by claiming its own World Nature Park, or International Park in South America, Africa or Asia. If in Asia, then upon, around or within the immense mountains encircling Tibet. In this case Britain, China, India, Russia and U.S.A. might appoint Custodians and act as Trustees to prevent disastrous and disfiguring exploitation.
 +
 +"4. And, further, that such "Far Horizon"​ can give a direction and cohesion to friends, allies, sympathizers and well-wishers gathering in groups along the way for the march and drive on toward the distant goal."
 +
 +Among the numerous signatories to the resolution are Sir Alfred J. Munnings, President, Royal Academy of Arts, Dame Laua Knight and the world famous George Bernard Shaw.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===Your Easter Walk:===
 +
 +Other members will like to know about it. Write it up if it is interesting. It need not be an article - just a few lines on the highlights would make good reading.
 +
 +----
 +
 +Phil Hall has a weakness? He is allergic to vitamins. Offered a large billy of delectable fruit salad and ice-cream at the swimming carnival, he wrinkled his nose, sniffed, politely refused, and reached for a can of baked beans. He should know better after the great debate on April 18th.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===Search and Rescue Activities:​===
 +
 +In the past five weeks, the Search and Rescue Section of the Federation has had three alarms, but as always, the lost wanderers turned up just as the rescuing heroes were about to depart. Great was the joy of parents re-united with their loved ones; great was the lamentation of the rescuers who had been looking forward to a few days off from work!
 +
 +Nevertheless,​ the Search and Rescue Section still needs competent Bushwalkers on whom to call when a real emergency does arise. Bill Knight, of the Rucksack Club, is Convenor, but you can enrol at Paddy'​s. If you are willing to participate in future search and rescue work, you might fill in the prescribed form next time you are at Paddy'​s buying dried veg. etc.
 +
 +In the interim between alarms, Search and Rescue is not idle; they have practice weekends, embracing bush first aid, rock climbing, trial searches, etc. The next S. & R. turn-out is at Norton'​s Basin on May 2nd. and 3rd. So, if you have time for rescuing men & maids in distress, come along to Norton'​s Basin on that weekend. (Rescue of lost rescuers is at all times guaranteed.)
 +
 +----
 +
 +===(Un) Scientific Section:===
 +
 +Atom Bomb No. 4, touched off at Era on the night of March 15, is described, in the conservative language of the Official Report, as "A Wow!" Casualties included one "​Paddy"​ water bucket, two cows (Hooray!), one Conservation expert (Shame!), and one New Member (died of heart failure.)
 +
 +The underwater tests on Sunday morning resulted in four bream, one blackfish and two boy scouts.
 +
 +Now, the experts are asking why the weak heart of the heart-failure victim was not detected during the X-ray researches of prominent medica1 experts in attendance.
 +
 +----
 +
 +====Sketch Map Of Lot 7, North Era.====
 +
 +Notes: The S.E. corner is probably within 10 yards of its correct position. All distances were paced hence are on approximate. Contours are approximate. The S.E. corner was taken as starting point.
 +
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