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-THE.QMIZ+=====The Quiz.===== 
 By Dot Butler. By Dot Butler.
-Frankly I was disappointed in the Quiz, (possibly + 
-because I was one of the contestants and couldn'​t answer the +Frankly I was disappointed in the Quiz, (possibly because I was one of the contestants and couldn'​t answer the questions). Having debated the subject last month and agreed that Bushwalkers are morons I was expecting to be asked questions compatible with our mental development,​ but it seemed ​as if the Quiz-master ​went out of his way to ask questions demanding at least a Q.C. standard of education. To be asked in grim earnest what was the date of the founding of South Australia, and what was the date of the founding of Western Australia, and what was the date of the discovery of gold in Australia, I felt was putting too much of a strain on our limited mental capacities. 
-questions). Having debated the subject last month and agreed that Bushwalkers are morons I was expecting to be asked questions compatible with our mental development,​ but + 
-it eemed as if the Quiz-raster ​went out of his way to ask +The men's team of three was the chosen cream of half a roomful of males: whereas the unlucky women'​s team had to be selected from the mere 6 or 8 girls present, so naturally they started at a disadvantage. At 1/4 time the score was 3 for the men and 1/2 for the women. ("Strong in the legs but weak in the mind" murmured a spectator.) Brian Harvey, who seemed to be most familiar with the blah put out by the daily papers, ​disappointed ​the audience by not being able to supply the name of the vessel which brought home the three girl deportees from the U.S. Neither could he give their names, nor their 'phone numbersAnd I thought he said the fire in "River Clarence" ​was caused by the explosion of a drum of Sodium ​Chloride. ​The judge gaVe him full marks so he __may__ ​have said Sodium Chlorate. Anyhow, Chloride or Chlorate, what's the difference?​ 
-questions demanding at least a Q.C. standard of education. + 
-To be asked in grin earnest what was the date of the founding of South Australia, and what was the date of the founding of Western Australia, and what was the date of the discovery of +Throughout ​the Quiz Mavis Jeans sought mental refuge in her knitting, much to the annoyance of the cross-examiner who said testily that he didn't see how she could knit __and__ ​think at the same time. But Mavis had the complete ​answer ​to that one; she had asked sweetly before being selected as a contestant "Do you mind if I knit while you ask me questions, then I won't feel that my time is being __completely__ ​wasted!" Somehow this seemed vaguely disparaging to the cross-examiner; it rankled but gave him nothing to get his teeth into. However when Kevin Ardill, finding the questions too overwhelming,​ adopted the usual small-boy method of escape by raising his hand and asking permission to leave the room, his examiner snapped out an emphatic "No!" 
-gold in Australia, I felt was putting too much of a strain on our limited mental capacities. + 
-The men's team 'of three was the chosen cream of half a roomful of males: whereas the unlucky women'​s team had to +The questions on astronomy had everyone tricked. The women'​s team didn't know that Mira is in the constellation of Cetus. As a matter of fact the lass who was given that question answered it by posing another: "​What",​ she asked the Quiz-master,​ "is a constellation?"​ I could have answered that one: a constellation is the prize you get for having tried to answer the questions but failed. 
-be selected from the "​re ​6 or 8 girls present, so naturally they started at a diONvantage. At time the score was 3 +
-for the men and for the women. (Strong in the legs bUt +
-weak in the mind" murmured a spectator.) Brian Ilarvey, who +
-seemed to be most familiar with the blah put out by the daily papers, ​disapPointed ​the audience by not being able to supply +
-the name of the vessel which brought home the three girl +
-deportees from the U.S. Neither could he give their names, nor their 'phone numbersAnd I thought he said the fire in "River Clarence' ​was caused by the explosion of a drum +
-of Sodium ​Chlordde, ​The judge gaVe him full marks so he mai +
-have said Sodium Chlorate. Anyhow, Chloride or Chlorate, what's the difference?​ +
-Throughput ​the Quiz Vavis Jeans sought mental refuge +
-in her knitting, much to the annoyance of the cross-examiner +
-who said testily that he didn't see how she could knit and think at the same time. But Yavis had the complete ​an-iilier +
-to that one; she had asked sweetly before being selected as a contestant "Do you mind if I knit while you ask me questions, then I won't feel that my time is being completely_ ​wasted:" Somehow this seemed vaguely disparaging to Thecal'​oss- +
-- examiner; it rankled but gave him nothing to get his teeth into. However when Kevin.Ardill, findingthe questions-too +
-overwhelming,​ adopted the usual mall-boy method of escape by raising his hand and asking permission to leavethe roam, his examiner snapped out an emphatic "Nol+
-The questions on astronomy had everyone tricked. The women'​s team didn't know that Yira,is in the constellation of Cetus. As a matter of fact the lass who was given that question answered it by posing another: "​What",​ she asked the Quiz-master,​ "is a constellation?"​ I could have answered that one: a constellation is the prize you get for having tried to answer the questions but failed. +
-9.+
 The men's tear didn't know that Acheron is in the constellation of Osram, coiled-coil and all. The examiner didn't know either, and neither apparently did the audience, and neither, for that matter, did I, (and neither, at the time of writing, does the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionary.) The men's tear didn't know that Acheron is in the constellation of Osram, coiled-coil and all. The examiner didn't know either, and neither apparently did the audience, and neither, for that matter, did I, (and neither, at the time of writing, does the Oxford and Cambridge Dictionary.)
-When a representative of the men's team was asked, "What are leonids?"​ (the dictionary says fleonides'​), prompted by the opposition he answered "lion cubs" and wa: courted ​out. The Quiz-raster ​said they were a shower of+ 
-meteorites from the constellation Leo. This answer has +When a representative of the men's team was asked, "What are leonids?"​ (the dictionary says "​leonides"​), prompted by the opposition he answered "lion cubs" and was counted ​out. The Quiz-master ​said they were a shower of meteorites from the constellation Leo. This answer has worried us considerably. We don't know much about astronomy but somehow with Leo such a helluvanuthber of light years away we wonder how its meteorites are visible ​from the Earth. ​Perhaps someone ​who is more versed in astronony ​might elucidate. (There'​s nothing hanging on the answer as far as the Quiz results are concerned.) 
-worried us considerably. We don't know much about astronomy but somehow with Leo such a helluvanuthber of light years away we wonder how its meteorites are visible ​fro/​b. ​the Earth. ​rerhaps saleone ​who is more versed in astronony ​night + 
-elucidate. (There'​s nothing hanging on the answer as far aS the Quiz results are concerned.) +A representatihe of the girl's team showed her native intelligence when asked what date the Sydney ​Bushwalkers ​was founded - (You heard me! No, I didn't say what date it foundered!) As she was a prospective ​member and hadn't any idea she filled in the fifteen seconds allowed for the answer by saying "1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and so on till she was told time was up, but she had just managed to get in 1927 before the gong went so was awarded full marks. I had tried the same lurk with the discovery of gold in N.S.W., but, 15 seconds didn't give me time to get from 1770 to 1851. 
-A representatihe of the girl's team showed her native intelligence when asked-what date the Sydney ​Bush- walkers ​was founded - (You heard me! No, I didn't say what date it founderedi) As she was prospe'​ctiV.e ​member and hadn't + 
-any idea she filled in the fifteen seconds allowed for the +"What are the Christian names of Mr. Attlee?"​ The contestant hesitated. "Go on", said the Q.M. encouragingly,​ "Try all the A's first, then the B's, and so on". 
-answer by saying "1920, 1921,,1922, 1923 and so on till she was told time was up, but she had just managed to get in 1927 + 
-before the gong went so was awarded full narks. I had tried the same lurk with the discovery of gold in N.S.W., but, 15 seconds didn't give me time to get from 1770 to 1851. +Time was upThe gents scored by various guesses a total of 7 whereas the ladies, who only answered when they really knew what they were talking about, totalled ​5 1/2. Prizes were awarded to the gents, but it was a back-handed blow because, as the prizes were chocolates they were politely handed round to the ladies first, and as there weren'​t very many the winning team had to go without. Virtue is its own Reward. 
-"What are the Christian names of Yr. Attlee?"​ The + 
-contestant hesitated'. "Go on", said the Q.M. encouragingly,​ +---- 
-"Try all the A'​s ​'first, then the B's, and so on". + 
-Time was up The gents scored by various guesses a total of 7 whereas the ladies, who only answered when they really-knew what they were talking about, totalled Prizes were awarded to the gents, but it was a baok-handed blow because, as the prizes were chocolates they were politely handed round to the ladies first, and as there weren'​t very many the winning team had to go without. Virtue is its awn Reward. +We are pleased to welcome back John and Dora Harvey after their long sojourn in Tasmania, where, we hear, they "did" quite a bit of the country. They hope again to appear on the active list, and we look forward to seeing ​them renew their acquaintance with the N.S.W. bushlands again. How about giving us your impressions of walking in Tasmania, John, and what the Hobart Walking Club is doing about conservation over there? 
-We are pleased to welcome back John and Dora Harvey after their long sojourn in Tasmania, where, we hear, they ',did" quite a bit of the country. They hope again to appear on the active list, and we look forward to seeing ​then renew their acquaintance with the N.S.W. bushlands again. How about giving us your impressions of walking in Tasmania, John, and + 
-what the Hobart Walking Club is doing about conservation over +---- 
-there? + 
-10. +=====It Was Good Walk.===== 
-IT WAS GOOD WALK + 
-by "Igumbedah+by "Mumbedah" 
-"Did you have a good walk?" was the query the "​Friday night after"​. "​Yes",​ says I, "We had to stand all the way as far as Leura, and then the trair -1f an hour late at Black- + 
-heath. Camped down in Green GuLy '​1(11' ​was the frost a beaut +"Did you have a good walk?" was the query the "​Friday night after"​. "​Yes",​ says I, "We had to stand all the way as far as Leura, and then the train was ha1f an hour late at Blackheath. Camped down in Green Gully and was the frost a beaut - ice round the heads of our sleeping ​bags the next morning. Out at the Dogs we had to carry the water over a quarter of a mile to the standing camp. Snowed during lunch time at Splendour Rock on the Sunday - noses and ears dropped off in the bitter wind. That night a largish piece of glowing charcoal hopped into the cuff of my second-best grey pants and promptly put an airhole therein. Then trod on my spectacles with my heaviest pair of hobnails on the Monday morning - cost me 25/- for the experimentArrived back in Katoomba ​to see the red tail light of the 6.13 p.m. disappear behind ​the "​California" and learnt, (with some regret) that the next was 2.17 a.m. - eight hours to wait. Saw a rotten picture at local show where we passed away three hours, then back to the hard seats of the waiting room till 2.17. Home - and an hour in bed and so to work, to find I had to work back that night. Yes, it was a good walk." ​Should be more of them. 
-ioe round the heads of our sleeping ​b?.ss the next morning. Out + 
-at the Dogs we had to carry the water over a quarter of a mile to the standing camp. Snowed during lunch time at Splendour Rock on the Sunday - noses and ears dropped off in the bitter +---- 
-wind. That night a largish piece of glowing charcoal hopped + 
-into the cuff of my second-best grey pants and promptly put an +=====The Page Holiday Camp.===== 
-airhole therein. Then trod on my spectacles with my heaviest + 
-pair of hobnails on the Monday' ​morning - cost me 25/- for the +After six month'​s holiday, during which they have entertained many of their bushwalker and other friends, Peter and Rae Page are now prepared to offer camping facilities to paying guests. Their place, in case you haven'​t heard about it, is on the Jamberoo Pass. They now have two army tents for hire complete ​with stretchers, mattresses and linen. They will also hire out walkers tents and have them ready pitched, and provided with firewood, if required. These facilities are available for one night or for a long stay, so that anyone wanting to do a light weight walk could spend the night there and return to Jamberoo, Kiama or Berry by any one of a number of routes. Saturday evening meals will be provided for small parties if arranged in advance. They will procure food, including milk, bread, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables for campers. They will also meet parties in the "jeep" ​at Jamberoo or Kiama. These are the main services available at present, but cabins are on the way for those who do not want to camp. Paddy knows all about it if any one wants to know more. Intending visitors should write to Peter (address Mountain Road, Jamberoo) a fortnight in advance. 
-experiment Arrived back in Kat.-,​omba ​to see the red tail light of the 6.13 p m. disappear behind ​j,e JOalifOrnia" and learnt, + 
-(with some regret) that the next was 2,17,a m. - eight hours to wait. Saw a rotten picture at local -show where we passed away +---- 
-three hours, then back to the hard seats of the waiting room till 2.17. Home - and an hour in bed and so to work, to find I had + 
-'to work back that night. Yes, it was a good walk Should be +Have you heard about the Federation Party to be held at North Sydney Town Hall on Friday 21st Noverber? - Details later - reserve the date. 
-more of them. + 
-THE PAGE HOLIDAY CAMP +---- 
-After six month'​s holiday, during which they have entertained many of their bushwalker and other friends, Peter and + 
-Rae Page are now prepared to offer camping facilities to paying guests. Their place, in cas,e you haven'​t heard about it, is on +=====Federation News.===== 
-the Jamberoo Pass. They now have tao army tents for hire com- +
-plete with stretchers, mattresses and linen. They will also +
-hire out walkers tents and have them ready pitched, and provided +
-with firewood, if required. These facilities are available for one night or for a long stay, so that anyone wanting to do a light weight walk could spend the night there and return to Jam- +
-beroo, Kiama or Berry by any one of a number of routes. Saturday +
-evening meals will be provided for small parties if arranged in advance. They will procure food, including milk, bread, meat +
-and fresh fruit and vegetables for campers. They will also +
-meet parties in the."jeep' ​at Jamberoo or Kiama. These are the +
-main services available at present, but cabins are on the way for those who do not want to camp. Paddy knows all about it if any +
-one wants to know more.Intending visitors should write to +
-Peter (address Mountain Road, Jamberoo) a fortnight in advance. +
-Have you heard about the Federation Party to be held at North Sydney Town Hall on Friday 21st Noverber?- Details later - reserve the date. +
-11+
-FEDERATION NOTES+
 by Brian Harvey by Brian Harvey
-The last neng of the Council of the Federation of Bush- + 
-walking ​Clubs was happy to admit the University Bush Walking +The last meeting ​of the Council of the Federation of Bushwalking ​Clubs was happy to admit the University Bush Walking Club to its long list of affiliated clubs. The objects in their constitution leave nothing to be desired in their attitude towards conservation ​of our flora and fauna, ​and we hope they will lend the full strength of their specialised University learning in support of our ideals
-.Club to its long list of affiliated clubs. The objects in their + 
-constitution leave nothing to be desired in their attitude towards conservation ​cf o flora and faunal ​and we hope they will lend the full strength of their specialised University learning in support of our ideals, +The Adelaide Bush Walking Club also has been affiliated with the Federation, making ​an interstate link in the movement. It may not be long before ​we see the formation ​of a Federal ​body representing the walking conservationists - this will be particularly necessary in the event of the abolition of State Governments
-' ​The Adelaide Bush Walking Club also has been affiliated with the Federation ​raking ​an interstate link in the movement. It + 
-may not be long befoo we see the folAlation ​of a Federal ​bbdy representing the walking conservationists - this will be particularly necessary in the event of the abolition of State Govern- +The Annual Health Exhibition will be staged shortly at the Sydney Town Hallthe Federation conducting a section as in past years. Two special requests have been made, one for the loan of 16mm films depicting bushwalking and relevant scenery, etc. A theatrette is being provided with a trained ​operator ​so that walkers loaning films need have no qualms ​for the safety of their records. Secondly, helpers ​are wanted to man the Federation ​Exhibit during the day time. Will anyone ​able to assist please let Ron Knightley have their films or their name as a prospective assistant at the Stand. The show is on from 28th October until 6th November. 
-ments+ 
- , +It was with much regret that the resignation of Marie Byles was accepted and a motion was recorded expressing the Council'​s ​deep appreciation of the long association,​ steadfast interest and hard work on behalf of the bushwalking movement. Our delegate, Paul Barnes, was elected Vice-President,​ in her stead. 
-The Annual Health Exhibition will//staged shortly at the + 
-Sydney Town Hallthe 'Federation conducting a section as in past +---- 
--years. Two special requests have been made, one for the loan of + 
-16mmfilms depicting bushwalking and relevant scenery, etc. A +====Rolfe'​s Motor Service.==== 
-theatrette is being provided with a trained ​operaor ​so that +'Phone 102Est, 1891. 
-walkers loaning films need have no qualMs ​for the safety of their records. Secondly, helpers ​Are wanted to man the Feder- + 
-ation Exhibit during the day time. Will ANYONE ​able to assist +Govett'​s Leap Road, Blackheath 
-please let Ron Knightley have their films or their name as a + 
-prospective assistant at the Stand. The show is on from 28th October until 6th November. +Bushwalkers! We cater for large or small parties requiring transport from Blackheath. For a quote ring or write to the above address. 
-It was with much regret that the resignation of Marie Byle,s + 
-was accepted and a motion was recorded expressing the Councills ​deep appreciation of the long association,​ steadfast interest and +---- 
-hard work on behalf of the bushwalking movement. Our delegate, + 
-Paul Barnes, was elected Vice-President,​ in herstead. +=====Budawang ​Currockbilly ​(continued)===== 
-!Phone 102 Est, 1891 ROLFE'​S MOTOR SERVICE +
- ​=1www.-mou..n.. ​+
-GOVETTTS LEAP ROAD +
-BLACKHEATH +
-BUSHWAIKERS +
-WE CATER FOR LARGE OR STALL PARTIES REQUIRING TRANSPORT FRU BLACKHEATH +
-FOR QUOTE RING OR WRITE TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS +
-BURI-1bANG CURROCKBILLY ​(continued)+
 by "​Prolix"​ by "​Prolix"​
 +
 Eventually we came to a point directly opposite Currock Eventually we came to a point directly opposite Currock
 billy and struck in its direction, to camp at the first good billy and struck in its direction, to camp at the first good
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