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-EDITORIAL +=====Editorial - How to Spend £60===== 
-How to Spend 60 + 
-There were two schools of thought at out last monthly meeting. One wanted to celebrate our twenty-first birthday by having a good time. The other wanted to leave some permanent and useful memento of the event. Why not do both? A twenty-first birthday party celebrates the "​coming of age" of an individual. Couldn'​t we show that the Club too has "come of age" by doing Something ​worthy of its twenty-one years? +There were two schools of thought at our last monthly meeting. One wanted to celebrate our twenty-first birthday by having a good time. The other wanted to leave some permanent and useful memento of the event. Why not do both? A twenty-first birthday party celebrates the "​coming of age" of an individual. Couldn'​t we show that the Club too has "come of age" by doing something ​worthy of its twenty-one years? 
-Here, for your consideration,​ is a suggestion. How about producing a printed booklet devoted to the Club's conservation ideals? The emphasis of the publication ​whould ​be an the artistic rather than the propaganda side. About half or more of the sPace could be devoted to photographic "​masterpieces." ​7ost of these would show the beauty of the bushlands, and some, by contrast, the danage ​caused by exploi:ta tion. Sive. believe there is enough literary, photographic and scientific talent in the Club to produce + 
-+Here, for your consideration,​ is a suggestion. How about producing a printed booklet devoted to the Club's conservation ideals? The emphasis of the publication ​would be on the artistic rather than the propaganda side. About half or more of the space could be devoted to photographic "​masterpieces." ​Most of these would show the beauty of the bushlands, and some, by contrast, the damage ​caused by exploitationWe believe there is enough literary, photographic and scientific talent in the Club to produce a first class publication. Those who couldn'​t help in production could subscribe ​in cash. We suggest that at least £60 would be required, apart from sales proceeds. The amount should be raised by unsolicited subscription from Club members (as were most of the Era funds). We could be proud of such a memento at our 50th birthday, when our dreams might well have become reality, mainly because we had set them out plainly for all to see. 
-a first class publication. Those who couldn'​t help in production could sUbscribe ​in cash. We suggest that at least 60 would be required, apart from sales proceeds. The amount should be raised by unsolicited subscription from Club members (as were most of the Era funds). We could be proud of such a memento at our 50th birthday, when our dreams might well have become reality, mainly because we had set them out ,plainly for all to see. + 
-If anyone else thinks this way, and is willing to contribute cash, articles or photographs,​ please get in touch with the Editor. If there is sufficient spontaneous response the suggestion isworth following up. If not, you will hear no more of it. +If anyone else thinks this way, and is willing to contribute cash, articles or photographs,​ please get in touch with the Editor. If there is sufficient spontaneous response the suggestion is worth following up. If not, you will hear no more of it. 
-AT OUR MAY MEETING+ 
-The President was in the chair and there were about 60-members present. +---- 
-One new member, Allan Stien, was-welcomed. + 
-The first discussion ofthe evening was about Ray-Kirkby'​s proposal to form a photographic section. Nobody had muchto ​saytill Eric Rowen merged ​from behind a pillar. The President asked was he at the meeting, to which he replied he was, and thereupon commenced to make a speech in which he called for the opinions of the "real photographers"​. This loosened tongues and a long debate ensued,on the questions of when to meet and who was to pay for the section. It was eventually resolved that the section be formed and that,it meet in a room at 3 Bond Street on the fourth Thursday of each month. Immediately after this the ubiquituous Yr. Rowen appeared from behind another pillar to make an announcement about the photographic exhibition (see social notes, also page 9) +=====At Our May Meeting.===== 
-Soon after this Arthur Gilroy summarised the proposals of the 21st Birthday Committee and moved that the Club vote 60 from accumulated funds to subsidise the proposed party, pay for supper at the bush celebrations buy a cake, and subsidise the magazine. Arthur pointed out that we had a lot of money in consolidated revenue doing no useful work - why not have .a party with it? Roley Cotter supported this view. We should spend our money, he + 
-said - if we didn't-someone else would in the near future. ​Such ,a celebration might onlytake ​place three times in a hundred years. Ruby Payne-Scott calculated that if, as suggested, we subsidised the party to the extent of 20 and provided 20 free tickets, there would be 1210: 0 left to subsidise the tickets bought by members. A +The President was in the chair and there were about 60 members present. 
-d. + 
-reduction of price from EV68/6thto would be about as much as possible. Anyone who could pay 7/6d wouldn'​t be kept away by the extra 1/.-And what would we charge ​autsiderS? The accumulation ​ale 60 represented quite a lot of effort. John Johnson thought it was foolish to bust up our money on having a good time - it was liko giving money to 'children to bust up on lollies and ice-cream. He roved an amendment that tha amount be E,30Mario Byles said that +One new member, Allan Stien, was welcomed. 
-+ 
-c, +The first discussion of the evening was about Ray Kirkby'​s proposal to form a photographic section. Nobody had much to say till Eric Rowen emerged ​from behind a pillar. The President asked was he at the meeting, to which he replied he was, and thereupon commenced to make a speech in which he called for the opinions of the "real photographers"​. This loosened tongues and a long debate ensued on the questions of when to meet and who was to pay for the section. It was eventually resolved that the section be formed and that it meet in a room at 3 Bond Street on the fourth Thursday of each month. Immediately after this the ubiquitous Mr. Rowen appeared from behind another pillar to make an announcement about the photographic exhibition (see social notes, also page 9)
-the description "​Sydney Belly worshippers" was apt. ile should make our birthday celebrations worthy and leave something of permanent value. Centenary Park resulted from Sydney'​s centenary celebrations. Let people pay for their own parties. We could easily spend 60 on Era or the Narrow Necks. Laurie Rayner suggested that the Club get itself a present such as a movie projector or a new cupboard instead of throwing money away on a good spree. Audrey Chaplin was for a good time while we were still alive. Ray Kirkby said that a birthday party was a party and there was every justification for a party. When we wanted money for Era we could probably get it. _If we spent mony now and wanted more later we would only "​sock"​ ourselves. Subscriptions,had been raised so that we could provide free entertainment in the Club room. Dorothy Lawry said that we would all get more than 15/- worth. ​Yerbers ​spend more than that in two week- + 
-ends and never think of it. During the discussion someone ​roveduthe +Soon after this Arthur Gilroy summarised the proposals of the 21st Birthday Committee and moved that the Club vote £60 from accumulated funds to subsidise the proposed party, pay for supper at the bush celebrationsbuy a cake, and subsidise the magazine. Arthur pointed out that we had a lot of money in consolidated revenue doing no useful work - why not have a party with it? Roley Cotter supported this view. We should spend our money, he said - if we didn't someone else would in the near future. Such a celebration might only take place three times in a hundred years. Ruby Payne-Scott calculated that if, as suggested, we subsidised the party to the extent of £20 and provided 20 free tickets, there would be £12:10: 0 left to subsidise the tickets bought by members. A reduction of price from 8/6d. to 7/6d. would be about as much as possible. Anyone who could pay 7/6dwouldn'​t be kept away by the extra 1/.- And what would we charge ​outsiders? The accumulation ​of £60 represented quite a lot of effort. John Johnson thought it was foolish to bust up our money on having a good time - it was like giving money to children to bust up on lollies and ice-cream. He moved an amendment that the amount be £30Marie Byles said that the description "​Sydney Belly Worshippers" was apt. We should make our birthday celebrations worthy and leave something of permanent value. Centenary Park resulted from Sydney'​s centenary celebrations. Let people pay for their own parties. We could easily spend £60 on Era or the Narrow Necks. Laurie Rayner suggested that the Club get itself a present such as a movie projector or a new cupboard instead of throwing money away on a good spree. Audrey Chaplin was for a good time while we were still alive. Ray Kirkby said that a birthday party was a party and there was every justification for a party. When we wanted money for Era we could probably get it. If we spent money now and wanted more later we would only "​sock"​ ourselves. Subscriptions had been raised so that we could provide free entertainment in the Club room. Dorothy Lawry said that we would all get more than 15/- worth. ​Members ​spend more than that in two weekends ​and never think of it. During the discussion someone ​moved "​the ​gag". Bill Hall objected that most people didn't know what "the gag" meant, to which the President replied that when a person moved that "​the ​motion be now put" ​he meant it to be now put. Soon after this however the flow of verbiage ceased ​and John Johnson'​s amendment in favour of £30 was put and carried, so that this was the amount voted. 
-+ 
-gag 1. Bill Hall objected that most people didn't know what 'the gag" +The meeting ​closed at 10 p.m., and members ​went home clutching their pocket books and purses. 
-meant, to which the President replied that when a person movedthat lithe motion be now putu he meant it to be now put. Soon after this however the flow of verbiage ceased ​anr1 John Johnson'​s amendment in favour of 30 was put and carried, so that this was the amount voted. + 
-The neeting ​closed at 10 p.m., and'​merbers ​went home clutching their pocket books and purses. +---- 
-SCCIAL NOTES, + 
-25TH JUNE. Yes folks, that's the date of our stupendous Photographic ​E-Xhi-blIi-on. We are determined to make this the best we have had, so bring in your prints to either Eric Rowen or Holey Cotter by 7.30 p.m. and they will do the rest. An added attraction this year is an award for the best effort. +=====Social Notes.===== 
-We have an excelnnt prograrre ​for the next four Months. One of the highlights is a slide night on 27TH AUGUST ​when members will be invited to show their masterpieces. So bear the date in mind photographers,​ 27th August. + 
-If you are interested to know about the 2,050 rile Appalachian Trail read Jean Stephenson'​s article in the Bulletin of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club fcr January 1948 (now in Library). Another item of interest from the same publication is that the P.A.T.00 celebrated its twentieth birthday by a dinner last November. This means that it will celebrate its twenty-first birthday in November this year. +__25th June__. Yes folks, that's the date of our stupendous Photographic ​Exhibition. We are determined to make this the best we have had, so bring in your prints to either Eric Rowen or Roley Cotter by 7.30 p.m. and they will do the rest. An added attraction this year is an award for the best effort. 
-CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? As the years begin to wear upon the older Club renters, and as more and more days were spent in the office and more and more nights on inner-spring mattresses, it became apparent that the ground was growing harder.- Albert H. Jackman in the January P.A.T.C. Bulletin. + 
-4+We have an excellent programme ​for the next four months. One of the highlights is a slide night on __27th August__ ​when members will be invited to show their masterpieces. So bear the date in mind photographers,​ 27th August. 
-BY GOVETTIS LEAP CREEK + 
-I opened my eyes to the gentle ​tOuch+---- 
-Of the sunts warm fing ers, threading their way + 
-Through a host of dark green leaves, kissing +If you are interested to know about the 2,050 mile Appalachian Trail read Jean Stephenson'​s article in the Bulletin of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for January 1948 (now in Library). Another item of interest from the same publication is that the P.A.T.C. celebrated its twentieth birthday by a dinner last November. This means that it will celebrate its twenty-first birthday in November this year. 
-Thefaces of some, turning others ​'aside, + 
-Till they reached my:​s17abering ​cheek; and such '​vas ​the silence and the 'stillness that I lay For -a while, drinking this draught of peace. ​Then a_breeze ​stirred the treetops_down ​the side +---- 
-Of the slope, pointing the way to the stream, And I left my couch for the leaf-strewn track, And there the sunbeams dances ​beforene, Beckoning, and nodding their smiling heads, + 
-And I followed as one who.is lost in.a dream, Gazing with joy at the tall, straight trees '​hose ​branches mingled overhead, +__Can It Happen Here?__ As the years begin to wear upon the older Club members, and as more and more days were spent in the office and more and more nights on inner-spring mattresses, it became apparent that the ground was growing harder." ​- Albert H. Jackman in the January P.A.T.C. Bulletin. 
-And the ferns leaning gently out oftheir beds + 
-To touch with their .soft.. and delicate arms +---- 
-The darker hued sward, ​andthe ​rocks that were clOthedIn ​raimentsof.moss, on which the creepers + 
-Wove their patters; and theSpirit of Green +=====By Govett'​s Leap Creek.===== 
-Who.by his immortal freshness.embalms + 
-The soul of ran, dwelt in that:place; +I opened my eyes to the gentle ​touch.\\ 
-While there, by my side, were the clear, quiet pools' ​Of Govettfs ​Leap Creek, which broke yet its calms, As a smile breaks over a face serene, +Of the sun'​s ​warm fingers, threading their way\\ 
-Viith the gentle laughter of its sparkling falls. It was a fragile fairyland,:: +Through a host of dark green leaves, kissing\\ 
-It was a symphony ​ih green.+The faces of some, turning others aside,\\ 
 +Till they reached my slumbering ​cheek;\\ 
 +and such was the silence and the stillness that I lay\\ 
 +For a while, drinking this draught of peace.\\ 
 +Then a breeze ​stirred the treetops down the side\\ 
 +Of the slope, pointing the way to the stream,\\ 
 +And I left my couch for the leaf-strewn track,\\ 
 +And there the sunbeams dances ​before me,\\ 
 +Beckoning, and nodding their smiling heads,\\ 
 +And I followed as one who is lost in.a dream,\\ 
 +Gazing with joy at the tall, straight trees\\ 
 +Whose branches mingled overhead,\\ 
 +And the ferns leaning gently out of their beds\\ 
 +To touch with their soft and delicate arms\\ 
 +The darker hued sward, ​and the rocks that were clothed\\ 
 +In raiments of moss, on which the creepers\\ 
 +Wove their patterns; and the Spirit of Green\\ 
 +Who by his immortal freshness embalms\\ 
 +The soul of man, dwelt in that place;\\ 
 +While there, by my side, were the clear, quiet pools\\ 
 +Of Govett'Leap Creek, which broke yet its calms,\\ 
 +As a smile breaks over a face serene,\\ 
 +With the gentle laughter of its sparkling falls.\\ 
 +It was a fragile fairyland,\\ 
 +It was a symphony ​in green. 
 - Helen Brooks - Helen Brooks
-LAVENDER AND OLD ACCOUNTS+ 
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 + 
 +=====Lavender And Old Accounts.===== 
 By Ray Kirkby By Ray Kirkby
-Recently I came across some old accounts. These, you would fondly imagine, should bring to my mind age-long hours of dull poring over duller ledgers and these, you would expect, I should hasten to destroy to obliterate the saddening evidence of wasted time. For account are universally,considered to be the poorest fare and accountants to be addlepated, humourless fellows who do not take on a more interesting occupation because they are incapable of rising to anything more imaginative. Yet let meremind you that our own Treasurer has done much to.raise accounts to the level of the arts. By a skilful mingling of trivial details, by a surprising modulation from pianissimo to fortissimo with more ffs than I have time to type, by a dramatic presentation and by cross references between accounts and any one of the arts andsciences he has made his work Of the livliest ​interest. + 
-5, +Recently I came across some old accounts. These, you would fondly imagine, should bring to my mind age-long hours of dull poring over duller ledgers and these, you would expect, I should hasten to destroy to obliterate the saddening evidence of wasted time. For accounts ​are universally considered to be the poorest fare and accountants to be addlepated, humourless fellows who do not take on a more interesting occupation because they are incapable of rising to anything more imaginative. Yet let me remind you that our own Treasurer has done much to raise accounts to the level of the arts. By a skilful mingling of trivial details, by a surprising modulation from pianissimo to fortissimo with more f'​s ​than I have time to type, by a dramatic presentation and by cross references between accounts and any one of the arts and sciences he has made his work Of the liveliest ​interest. 
-These accounts of mine brought back poignant memories of days full of drarra. Each debit, consisting of but a few words has, indeed its own story to tell; each credit rivals its fellow debit like instrument answering instrument in an orchestral piece and, witla the closing off of the ledger, the curtain comes down on a play in which the players have been thrilled to have had a part. + 
-Let me begin at the first act. Perhaps I should say, let me give you the information generally given you in the programme, +These accounts of mine brought back poignant memories of days full of drama. Each debit, consisting of but a few words has, indeed its own story to tell; each credit rivals its fellow debit like instrument answering instrument in an orchestral piece and, with the closing off of the ledger, the curtain comes down on a play in which the players have been thrilled to have had a part. 
-We had became tired, Frank and 1, of travelling in slow, overcrowded trains to the beach so, this particular weekend, we decided to hitch. I fancy, too, by looking over the accounts, that we had not bothered to make any or many preparations in the way of food. I should also add that, for reasons which will after appear, there are three accounts one,​ entitled "Joint Account",​ one entitled "​Frank"​ andone "​Ray"​. + 
-The first entry is prosiac ​and appears as "​Brisbane. To meat and apples 4/1d." The next entry, however, shows that we are on our way, for 'Holland Park. To tram fares 8d." means that we have boarded a tram for the outskirts of the city on the Southport side, and soon we shall be at the mercy of the motorist and the action of the play will, we hope, commence to move faster. +Let me begin at the first act. Perhaps I should say, let me give you the information generally given you in the programme
-The next entry "Logan River. To toll 1/-" proves to me the old saying that most of the best pleasures cost nothing - for this entry indicates that, without the necessity for a debit in the ledger, we have received a lift for quite a distance but, being gentlemen at heart, we have paid the toll over the Logan River for our altruistic driver. ​remember now that we were d.r2liven ​as far as Southport but turned a deaf ear to the blandishments of that village and set off to walk the mile or so to SurfersParadise where one can surf. Of course, we did not have to walk far. + 
-Once one is in these dens of vice and iniquity, money just runs away like water. Not content with placing the snares already mentioned before the young and inexperienced,​ every effort is made to fleece the unsuspecting of his gold. Though we searched that beach for a quiet spot where the police and public would not be unduly excited,we failed and so there appears the telling entry hTo entrance to dressing sheds, 4d.h +We had became tired, Frank and I, of travelling in slow, overcrowded trains to the beach so, this particular weekend, we decided to hitch. I fancy, too, by looking over the accounts, that we had not bothered to make any or many preparations in the way of food. I should also add that, for reasons which will after appear, there are three accounts one,​ entitled "Joint Account",​ one entitled "​Frank"​ and one "​Ray"​. 
-Now, in succession, are numerous entries for food purchased + 
-at various villages ​whidh indicate a number of short lifts punctuated by judicious shopping in order not to,make any shopkeeper inordinately rich. The last such entry hTugun. To bread, bananas 9d." shows that we have reached our Nirvana for the weekend. +The first entry is prosaic ​and appears as "​Brisbane. To meat and apples 4/1d." The next entry, however, shows that we are on our way, for "Holland Park. To tram fares 8d." means that we have boarded a tram for the outskirts of the city on the Southport side, and soon we shall be at the mercy of the motorist and the action of the play will, we hope, commence to move faster. 
-The homeward ​_trip was very quiet for .a while but at length a utility ​have in sight and stopped for the hopeful thumb. And whom do you think it was? The Governor? No. The Secretary to the Department of Mines? No. No less than the chap who had brought us to Southport on the way down. Which only goes to show, I would saywith due modesty, that he was not tired of us yet + 
-Here I shall have to digress to bravely tell a little secret. Hitching is not always unadulterated fun. Sometimes the waits are long, sometimes maddening, sometimes sickening when'a 40 mile road walk seems the'only alternative,. At those times we used to amuse +The next entry "Logan River. To toll 1/-" proves to me the old saying that most of the best pleasures cost nothing - for this entry indicates that, without the necessity for a debit in the ledger, we have received a lift for quite a distance but, being gentlemen at heart, we have paid the toll over the Logan River for our altruistic driver. ​remember now that we were driven ​as far as Southport but turned a deaf ear to the blandishments of that village and set off to walk the mile or so to Surfers' ​Paradise where one can surf. Of course, we did not have to walk far. 
-ourselves by having little bets on all sorts of things such as how far the next lift would take us, how long before we should arrive at a particular place, or, perhapEi, the colour of the next lift. On this occasion I remember that I had bet that we would arrive in Southport before a certain time and we had defined the finishing line as the centre of the bridge over the Nerang River. The time was fast running out and my sixpence seemed in jeopardy when this lift renewed my hopes. But reference to the time and the mile posts was most disheartening for our driver would have to be a fast driver indeed. We flew along that road and many lightning' ​calculations were done on the speedometer speed. Minutes only wotild ​decide the destination of that siXpence ​and minutes only did, as we crossed the line with several to spare. Who won? In my individual account you will see a credit entry By bet won from Frank 6d." I was very lucky with my bets that weehend.+ 
 +Once one is in these dens of vice and iniquity, money just runs away like water. Not content with placing the snares already mentioned before the young and inexperienced,​ every effort is made to fleece the unsuspecting of his gold. Though we searched that beach for a quiet spot where the police and public would not be unduly excited, we failed and so there appears the telling entry "​To ​entrance to dressing sheds, 4d.
 + 
 +Now, in succession, are numerous entries for food purchased at various villages ​which indicate a number of short lifts punctuated by judicious shopping in order not to make any shopkeeper inordinately rich. The last such entry "Tugun. To bread, bananas 9d." shows that we have reached our Nirvana for the weekend. 
 + 
 +The homeward ​trip was very quiet for a while but at length a utility ​hove in sight and stopped for the hopeful thumb. And whom do you think it was? The Governor? No. The Secretary to the Department of Mines? No. No less than the chap who had brought us to Southport on the way down. Which only goes to show, I would say with due modesty, that he was not tired of us yet
 + 
 +Here I shall have to digress to bravely tell a little secret. Hitching is not always unadulterated fun. Sometimes the waits are long, sometimes maddening, sometimes sickening when a 40 mile road walk seems the only alternative. At those times we used to amuse ourselves by having little bets on all sorts of things such as how far the next lift would take us, how long before we should arrive at a particular place, or, perhaps, the colour of the next lift. On this occasion I remember that I had bet that we would arrive in Southport before a certain time and we had defined the finishing line as the centre of the bridge over the Nerang River. The time was fast running out and my sixpence seemed in jeopardy when this lift renewed my hopes. But reference to the time and the mile posts was most disheartening for our driver would have to be a fast driver indeed. We flew along that road and many lightning calculations were done on the speedometer speed. Minutes only would decide the destination of that sixpence ​and minutes only did, as we crossed the line with several to spare. Who won? In my individual account you will see a credit entry "By bet won from Frank 6d." I was very lucky with my bets that weekend. 
 Our driver regretted that he had to remain in Southport for an hour or two but said that if we cared to meet him on a certain corner he would take us to Brisbane later. (Do we look particularly indigent or are we social successes?) But we were impatient, we. We said that we would prefer to go on but added, with a touch of caution, that should he see us static on the road later on we should appreciate a lift. Our driver regretted that he had to remain in Southport for an hour or two but said that if we cared to meet him on a certain corner he would take us to Brisbane later. (Do we look particularly indigent or are we social successes?) But we were impatient, we. We said that we would prefer to go on but added, with a touch of caution, that should he see us static on the road later on we should appreciate a lift.
-Now happened the event which changed the whole character of the weekend. We were walking along the esplanade when 1, with my own little eyes, found five shillings and sixpence and immediately in my pulsating breast rose the thought that perhaps I might make a profit on the weekend. Why not? Better men than I have robbed widows and orphans and gone to Heaven. + 
-A quick calculation over the fruit cake which we bought, entered in the accounts and ate in a shelter shed,..convinced me that every threepence counted. Naturally I boasted... A weekend at the beach and a profit to boot. Who but a saint would not boast? +Now happened the event which changed the whole character of the weekend. We were walking along the esplanade when I, with my own little eyes, found five shillings and sixpence and immediately in my pulsating breast rose the thought that perhaps I might make a profit on the weekend. Why not? Better men than I have robbed widows and orphans and gone to Heaven. 
-You could not believe that money ard envy of a friend'​s fame could make so much difference. As I legitimately boasted, black malignancy was breeding in the heart ()flu so-called friend. At + 
-last his wicked heart could hold it no longer and he muttered between his teeth, "1111 stop you - I'll charge you for the tin of peaches"​ which had been presented to him by his father and mother who had brought them from Melbourne. To that I answered with hauteur "​Charge them then - I don't care". So thinking of the largest amount he +A quick calculation over the fruit cake which we bought, entered in the accounts and ate in a shelter shed, convinced me that every threepence counted. Naturally I boasted. A weekend at the beach and a profit to boot. Who but a saint would not boast? 
-could think of, he priced them at 115d. which I, this time with noble + 
-+You could not believe that money and envy of a friend'​s fame could make so much difference. As I legitimately boasted, black malignancy was breeding in the heart of my so-called friend. At last his wicked heart could hold it no longer and he muttered between his teeth, "I'​ll ​stop you - I'll charge you for the tin of peaches"​ which had been presented to him by his father and mother who had brought them from Melbourne. To that I answered with hauteur "​Charge them then - I don't care". So thinking of the largest amount he could think of, he priced them at 1/5d. which I, this time with noble resignation,​ entered as "Black Market. To tin peaches 1/5d." I shall leave it to my readers to decide whether this was the action of a gentleman and hitcher. 
-resignation,​ entered as 'Black Market. To tin peaches 1/5d." I shall leave it to my readers to 'decide whether this was the action of a gentleman and hitcher. + 
-Having-calculated the joint account and passed half of it to each individual account and havinidebited ​and credited the bets I +Having-calculated the joint account and passed half of it to each individual account and having debited ​and credited the bets I was, ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, ladies and gentlemen, just, ladies and gentlemen, ​making ​a tiny profit. 
-7. + 
-was, ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, ladies and gentlemen, just, ladies and gentlemen, ​naking ​a tiny profit. +Why then did I look so downcast, so despairing? Because nobody would give us a lift and in no time our faithful friend would be arriving which meant, I feared, paying a toll and converting a credit into a debit balance. Even had I wished to turn cad and pretend that I had only cheques with me (which I could scarcely do on account of my earlier attitude of Christian fortitude over the peaches) Frank would have gleefully paid the toll knowing that I was "up" for half. 
-Why then did I look so downcast, so despairing? Because nobody would give us a lift and in no time our faithful friend would be arriving which meant, I feared, paying a toll and converting a credit into a debit balance. Even had I wished to turn cad and pretend that I had only cheques with me (which I could scarcely do on account of my earlier attitude of Christian fortitude over the peaches) Frank would have gleefully paid the toll knowing that I was uup" for half. + 
-The sands had just about run out When a jeep rocketted past. +The sands had just about run out when a jeep rocketted past. It was going so fast that it took fully a quarter of a mile to stop. I jumped into that jeep of "​Yanks" ​with alacrity not because, like so many of the Brisbane girls, I was "Yank-happy", but because - military vehicles did not pay tolls. 
-It was going so fast that it took fully aquarter of a mile to stop. I jumped into that jeep of rsYanksfl ​with alacrity ​.not because, like so many of the Brisbane girls, I was r'Yank-happyli, but because - military vehicles did not pay tolls. + 
- WET WEEKEND+---- 
-By.kevin ​Ardill, + 
-Well here I am, lying on my bed of pain and for want of something better to do I'll tell you about last weekend. Last weekend was that particular one when the eastern coast was deluged, towns were flooded and whole'areas inundated. In addition, a majorcatastrophe occurred. I got a bad back, and that's the reason I'm now lying on the" ​aforementioned ​Pallet ​of pain. I hear a polite "​How ​(lid it happen"​ and,' ​while the interjector is biting pieces out of his tongue, I'll take an hour or two off from.gritting myteeth and tell you the story; +=====Wet Weekend.===== 
-Roley Cotter is programmed to lead'a walk from entworth ​Falls to voodfordard being a keen bloke he decided to go up a couple of weeks ahead and scout for suitable camp sites and water. The exploration party consisted of five and we left Sydney in rather doubtful weather conditions. All went well until we reached Valley Heights. I had managed to separate ​ryself ​from the party and-was comfortably seated amidst a bevy of beauty bound for holidays at Katoamba. I have reached the stage where I am calling several ​peacheS ​by their christian names and am retailing information about Katoamba ​like nobody'​s business (I've been there once). One of the audience happened to glance out the window and when we looked we could see enough mist and rain to satisfy the greediest. Spirits were raised, however, when I explained about the south east wind, rising barometer, depressions near Tasmania, and supressions in Canberra, and there wasn't a more popular bloke on the train when I assured them it would be fine on the morrow. Wentworth Falls came all too soon and as I stepped out on the platform did I perceive a tear filled eye, hear the half-stifled sigh? Why ask me? I dunno, I was looking for a taxi. + 
-8. +By Kevin Ardill
-Being first off the train gave us the priority for the taxi and we only had to wait half an hour while the driver did three trips to somewhere or other, and then we were on our merry way. After twelve shillings worth of thrills our driver deposited us near the Sanatorium and a couple of miles along a very moist road brought us to a large cave. Ignoring my pleas to be allowed to camp out Roley and Peggy dragged ​re into the rocky shelter and + 
-it was then I felt the first twinges along the spine. Forgetting the pain I set about preparing the evening meal. Peter had contrived to get a fire going, the only drawback being the smoke. One practically needed radar to find the flame and it was only by using Cotter'​s head as a landmark that we found our way through the smoke at all. The night passed rather quickly, considering my aching back and a naisy mouse that nibbled at the remnants of Len Fall's pudding. +Well here I am, lying on my bed of pain and for want of something better to do I'll tell you about last weekend. Last weekend was that particular one when the eastern coast was deluged, towns were flooded and whole areas inundated. In addition, a major catastrophe occurred. I got a bad back, and that's the reason I'm now lying on the aforementioned ​pallet ​of pain. I hear a polite "​How ​did it happen"​ and, while the interjector is biting pieces out of his tongue, I'll take an hour or two off from gritting my teeth and tell you the story
-When there was sufficient light to see the thick mist and pouring rain, and while Len reverently buried the body of the mouse, we debated if we should go through to WoodfordFinally I was overruled and we decided to return to Wentworth Falls, so we left our packs and had a look over a few ridges. A decent future camp site was discovered and we didn't have to look far for running water. My only fear is that the amount of running water may, later in the day, have deposited our camp site a ccuple ​of miles downstream. The way my back is I won't be on the official walk, so who cares. + 
-Believe it or not we boiled the billy for lundh in the cave. Being practically an eyewitness I assure you that two billies of water were boiled on nothing more than dense mAoke. Ripley please note. After lunch five pink-eyed walkers headed for home. My back was worse and only my indomnitable spirit kept me going. I must admit I faltered when Roley stated his intention of returning the following Saturday to get color films of autumn tinted trees. Doesn'​t it make you feel proud to be British? All I could think of was hot drinks, A.P.C. powders, and any other place except the mountains. Two hours on the Railway Station where I nearly got warm and then a standing seat in the train with my throbbing back pressed against every projection in thecarriage. +Roley Cotter is programmed to lead a walk from Wentworth ​Falls to Woodfordand being a keen bloke he decided to go up a couple of weeks ahead and scout for suitable camp sites and water. The exploration party consisted of five and we left Sydney in rather doubtful weather conditions. All went well until we reached Valley Heights. I had managed to separate ​myself ​from the party and was comfortably seated amidst a bevy of beauty bound for holidays at Katoamba. I have reached the stage where I am calling several ​peaches ​by their christian names and am retailing information about Katoomba ​like nobody'​s business (I've been there once). One of the audience happened to glance out the window and when we looked we could see enough mist and rain to satisfy the greediest. Spirits were raised, however, when I explained about the south east wind, rising barometer, depressions near Tasmania, and supressions in Canberra, and there wasn't a more popular bloke on the train when I assured them it would be fine on the morrow. Wentworth Falls came all too soon and as I stepped out on the platform did I perceive a tear filled eye, hear the half-stifled sigh? Why ask me? I dunno, I was looking for a taxi. 
-I see a query in your eye. Your back you say? I almost forgot to tention ​I had an aching back the whole weekend. But that'​s ​ire all over. I suffer in silence. + 
-CLUB LIBRARY, ​Jess Martin, now Club Librarian, and her assistant, ​MinTa-n-Man, have been busy indexing the books in the library. There is a lot of good reading there, of which more later. All the publications reviewed in the magazine go to the library. +Being first off the train gave us the priority for the taxi and we only had to wait half an hour while the driver did three trips to somewhere or other, and then we were on our merry way. After twelve shillings worth of thrills our driver deposited us near the Sanatorium and a couple of miles along a very moist road brought us to a large cave. Ignoring my pleas to be allowed to camp out Roley and Peggy dragged ​me into the rocky shelter and it was then I felt the first twinges along the spine. Forgetting the pain I set about preparing the evening meal. Peter had contrived to get a fire going, the only drawback being the smoke. One practically needed radar to find the flame and it was only by using Cotter'​s head as a landmark that we found our way through the smoke at all. The night passed rather quickly, considering my aching back and a noisy mouse that nibbled at the remnants of Len Fall's pudding. 
-9+ 
-PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION: ​This group had its first meeting on Thursday, +When there was sufficient light to see the thick mist and pouring rain, and while Len reverently buried the body of the mouse, we debated if we should go through to WoodfordFinally I was overruled and we decided to return to Wentworth Falls, so we left our packs and had a look over a few ridges. A decent future camp site was discovered and we didn't have to look far for running water. My only fear is that the amount of running water may, later in the day, have deposited our camp site a couple ​of miles downstream. The way my back is I won't be on the official walk, so who cares. 
-6bleras ​as to what the group wanted to do and hoped to accomplish were well and truly thrashed out. Finally it was decided to continue with meetings once a month as suggested. The twenty or so people present were mostly very enthusiastic as to the outcome of the section. Ira Butler was asked to give a talk at the next meeting on hThe Exposure of Film," and Raley Cotter was entrustod ​with the task of preparing a suggested programme for the next month. All members of the Club who might be interested are invited to the meeting at 3 Bond Street at 8 p.m. sharp on the 24th June. - Ray Kirkby. + 
-PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: ​At the Club exhibition on June 5th nTlore-s--bp-FrictiirrrizTejudged ​by Yr. Keast Burke, editor of the A.P.R. magazine. At the same time Yr. Burke will select on behalf of Kodaks a number of prints which will be given a window ​-showing in the 16 branches of Kodaks throughout Australia. +Believe it or not we boiled the billy for lunch in the cave. Being practically an eyewitness I assure you that two billies of water were boiled on nothing more than dense smoke. Ripley please note. After lunch five pink-eyed walkers headed for home. My back was worse and only my indomnitable spirit kept me going. I must admit I faltered when Roley stated his intention of returning the following Saturday to get color films of autumn tinted trees. Doesn'​t it make you feel proud to be British? All I could think of was hot drinks, A.P.C. powders, and any other place except the mountains. Two hours on the Railway Station where I nearly got warm and then a standing seat in the train with my throbbing back pressed against every projection in the carriage. 
-THE GREEN BELT: The usual bushwalker apathy shown by the general + 
-15-667-5rWrkeYs ​was ably demonstrated by t he p oor atterdance ​at the lecture given for our benefit by the Cumberland County Council +I see a query in your eye. Your back you say? I almost forgot to mention ​I had an aching back the whole weekend. But that'​s ​me all over. I suffer in silence. 
-on Tuesday night, 25th May, when the master plan for the Cumberland + 
-Gounty ​was discussed. The audience was mainly composed of the Federation Council delegates plus the normal few interested people. +---- 
-It is disappointing to learn that the "Green Belt is neither a park, reserve or primitive area, but merely an area wherein small subdivisions of land will not be permitted, no lot to be less than two and a half acres, which will, of course, provide "​greenness?' ​by + 
-virtue of paddocks and uncleared patches. It is not intended to +====Club Library.==== 
-create tracks therein. However, what interested walkers were ,the areas reserved as "​National Parks - whatever that may mean. These + 
-parks will be administered as thought fit by the -municipal or shire +Jess Martin, now Club Librarian, and her assistant, ​Christa Calnan, have been busy indexing the books in the library. There is a lot of good reading there, of which more later. All the publications reviewed in the magazine go to the library. 
-councils in whose administrations the "parks?' ​fall, and it will be on these spaces ​t he Federation will have to concentrate to see that + 
-a better policy than that followed by the National Park Trust will obtain. Many details have yet to be worked out but the clubs should get busy with queries and bring them before Federation so that a policy may be formulated. - Brian Harvey. +---- 
-OFFICIAL KINGIS BIRTHDAY'​ WEEKEND WALK: Allan Hardie advises that + 
-EETS-1/​`-ra -s-Ya-r-tri"​Orrr 21-Wd-rn-eTand not Sutherland as per walks +====Photographic Section.==== 
-programme. The train leaves at 8.20 p.m. The Old Illawarra road was made by convicts, and Eckersley Post Office is a link with the Staters ​bushranging past. Moreover, this road commands fine views of the Blue Mountains. This is a walk for the lower income group. + 
-FIRST AID: Did you hear about the chap who is noted for his first ba-T=6.b'​iires ​on Instructional ​alks? On a recent walk, while rushing to the aid of a blistered foot, he punctured his pate on a protruding piece of tree. What happened to the blistered foot we dal-1ft ​know, but there is no question that several of the gentler sex had a hand in smoothing plaster on his bloody head+This group had its first meeting on Thursday, ​28th May. Many problems ​as to what the group wanted to do and hoped to accomplish were well and truly thrashed out. Finally it was decided to continue with meetings once a month as suggested. The twenty or so people present were mostly very enthusiastic as to the outcome of the section. Ira Butler was asked to give a talk at the next meeting on "​The ​Exposure of Film," and Roley Cotter was entrusted ​with the task of preparing a suggested programme for the next month. All members of the Club who might be interested are invited to the meeting at 3 Bond Street at 8 p.m. __sharp__ ​on the 24th June. - Ray Kirkby. 
-10+ 
-GOSSIP +---- 
-PHOTOGRAPHIC RAMBLE: On Max Gantlets ​Easter trip, five of the + 
-party explored a few ridges that weren'​t on the program. It happened this way. There were nine green bottles - no thatts ​wrongThere were nine walkers on a ridge. ​"​ix ​up a chap with a new camera, three girls posing on arock, a bit o. on a scrubby ridge, and then you had three girls and .two boys gazingat the stars instead of their dinner platesAll ended happily ​howe7er, and the prodigal returned to the fold shortly beforebed tine. Anyone interested in buying a nearly new camera couldcontact Claude Haynes; +====Photographic Exhibition.==== 
-NARROW SHAVE: Max nearly ended his walking career on his recent + 
-Y'​v--ibTLY.-----turning ​on the train fram Heathcote, he gave up his +At the Club exhibition on June 25th the best print will be judged ​by Mr. Keast Burke, editor of the A.P.R. magazine. At the same time Mr. Burke will select on behalf of Kodaks a number of prints which will be given a window showing in the 16 branches of Kodaks throughout Australia. 
-seat to a lady who entrained at Engadine. The lady observed to + 
-P- ,crowded carriage ​t hat Max was -gentleran ​and was her idea of :a perfect husband. Max injudiciously admitted he was single, whereupon the lady turned out to be a widow, and it was only the'quick wit of a fellow walker, who assured her that Max had a wife and seven'kids, that saved the name of Gentle from.the non-arctive ​list. +---- 
-VEGOtS CONVERTED:Packs bulging with frut,,Ienny Felshow, Stan Vgni-76117-FiRrIlia-CPegram ​went Nest at Eas ter. It pains us to report thisbut,on the second day Out, the fourth member,of the.food party (not a grass-eater) cooked up some bacon. We makerno ​rash assertions, but one vego was heard to say "​I'​ve never tasted bacon cooked this way! Dormiets ​fiery speech at last year's debate ​nay have penetrated at last. + 
-SUCKER: A pathetic sight was witneSsed ​by a nuMber ​of walkers ​'​recenny. A 'fellow ​riember ​had been talked into bringing along an all-fruit lunch, and When he sought company to eat the uninspiring stuff, he'made the.mistake of choosing the chap who recommended the fruit Afterall its not playing the game to devour two large chops before a:​Convert ​- or should we say an ex-convert?​ +====The Green Belt.==== 
-WOMANtS ANGLE: Shirley King put on a.29 mile day andhalf test -ii-a-M-67-6-6-HiSreThf:​ we eks 'ago. Result : ten rugged he-men turn up - no girls. ​MAN ANGLING: Phil Hall, long bereft of female company on tough warkY,--i-i-TaiI"​ting'​an easy walk on the next programme. + 
-Girls, ​wetre telling you] +The usual bushwalker apathy shown by the general ​body of walkers ​was ably demonstrated by the poor attendance ​at the lecture given for our benefit by the Cumberland County Council on Tuesday night, 25th May, when the master plan for the Cumberland ​County ​was discussed. The audience was mainly composed of the Federation Council delegates plus the normal few interested people. It is disappointing to learn that the "Green Belt" ​is neither a park, reserve or primitive area, but merely an area wherein small subdivisions of land will not be permitted, no lot to be less than two and a half acres, which will, of course, provide "​greenness" ​by virtue of paddocks and uncleared patches. It is not intended to create tracks therein. However, what interested walkers were the areas reserved as "​National Parks" ​- whatever that may mean. These parks will be administered as thought fit by the municipal or shire councils in whose administrations the "parks" ​fall, and it will be on these spaces ​the Federation will have to concentrate to see that a better policy than that followed by the National Park Trust will obtain. Many details have yet to be worked out but the clubs should get busy with queries and bring them before Federation so that a policy may be formulated. - Brian Harvey. 
-NO GUESS: At the Club room party on May 28th (which, incidentally, ​wa-s-M-gFeat succesS) members had to guess the subjects of a number ​cf cartoons. But there was no need to guess who was the gentleman taking his snake out of his billy, nor the identity of the two parrots arguing beak to beak about camp sites and food lists, nor the gentleman behind the censored picture of Erabeach' ​nor the small quadruped carrying the large pack. + 
-ENGAGED: Our congratulations to: Roy Davies, who is engaged to +---- 
-Cawthorn,' ​Secretary of the Launceston Walking Club,and to Ray Dargan, who is engaged to Verna Watkins. Ray now has a farm near Yeola. + 
-TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS +====Official King's Birthday Weekend Walk.==== 
-Tha fun and games begin on Friday, 15th October, ​1948, and + 
- continue - (non-stop, if you h a v -etre reuTro-nro-rcET ​- until Sunday, 17th October, ​1948+Allan Hardie advises that this walk will start from Engadine and not Sutherland as per walks programme. The train leaves at 8.20 p.m. The Old Illawarra road was made by convicts, and Eckersley Post Office is a link with the State'​s ​bushranging past. Moreover, this road commands fine views of the Blue Mountains. This is a walk for the lower income group. 
-The first half of the PARTY takes the form of a DANCEWHEN? Friday night, 15th October, 9 p.m. to 1 a.rWHERE? The "DUNGOYUAN ​- Martin Place, Sydney. + 
- aLM. IM +---- 
-There will be dancing, games, items, a floor show and supper. As is fitting for such an occasion there will be a colossal, stupendous BIRTHDAY CAKE, complete with CANDLES 'n1 everything!+ 
 +====First Aid.==== 
 + 
 +Did you hear about the chap who is noted for his first aid lectures ​on Instructional ​Walks? On a recent walk, while rushing to the aid of a blistered foot, he punctured his pate on a protruding piece of tree. What happened to the blistered foot we don'​t ​know, but there is no question that several of the gentler sex had a hand in smoothing plaster on his bloody head. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Gossip.===== 
 + 
 +===Photographic Ramble:=== 
 + 
 +On Max Gentle'​s ​Easter trip, five of the party explored a few ridges that weren'​t on the program. It happened this way. There were nine green bottles - no that'​s ​wrongThere were nine walkers on a ridge. ​Mix up a chap with a new camera, three girls posing on a rock, a bit of by-passing ​on a scrubby ridge, and then you had three girls and two boys gazing at the stars instead of their dinner platesAll ended happily ​however, and the prodigal returned to the fold shortly before bed tine. Anyone interested in buying a nearly new camera could contact Claude Haynes. 
 + 
 +===Narrow Shave:=== 
 + 
 +Max nearly ended his walking career on his recent ​day walkReturning ​on the train from Heathcote, he gave up his seat to a lady who entrained at Engadine. The lady observed to crowded carriage ​that Max was a gentleman ​and was her idea of a perfect husband. Max injudiciously admitted he was single, whereupon the lady turned out to be a widow, and it was only the quick wit of a fellow walker, who assured her that Max had a wife and seven kids, that saved the name of Gentle from the non-active ​list. 
 + 
 +===Vego'​s Converted:=== 
 + 
 +Packs bulging with fruitJenny Felshow, Stan Madden and Eric Pegram ​went west at Easter. It pains us to report thisbut, on the second day out, the fourth member of the food party (not a grass-eater) cooked up some bacon. We make no rash assertions, but one vego was heard to say "​I'​ve never tasted bacon cooked this way" Dormie'​s ​fiery speech at last year's debate ​may have penetrated at last. 
 + 
 +===Sucker:=== 
 + 
 +A pathetic sight was witnessed ​by a number ​of walkers ​recently. A fellow ​member ​had been talked into bringing along an all-fruit lunch, and, when he sought company to eat the uninspiring stuff, he made the mistake of choosing the chap who recommended the fruitAfter all its not playing the game to devour two large chops before a convert ​- or should we say an ex-convert?​ 
 + 
 +===Woman'​s Angle:=== 
 + 
 +Shirley King put on a 29 mile day and half test walk couple of weeks ago. Result: ten rugged he-men turn up - no girls. 
 + 
 +===Man Angling:=== 
 + 
 +Phil Hall, long bereft of female company on tough walksis putting ​an easy walk on the next programme. Girls, ​we'​re ​telling you! 
 + 
 +===No Guess:=== 
 + 
 +At the Club room party on May 28th (which, incidentally, ​was a great success) members had to guess the subjects of a number ​of cartoons. But there was no need to guess who was the gentleman taking his snake out of his billy, nor the identity of the two parrots arguing beak to beak about camp sites and food lists, nor the gentleman behind the censored picture of Era beachnor the small quadruped carrying the large pack. 
 + 
 +===Engaged:=== 
 + 
 +Our congratulations to: Roy Davies, who is engaged to Kathleen ​Cawthorn, Secretary of the Launceston Walking Club, and to Ray Dargan, who is engaged to Verna Watkins. Ray now has a farm near Yeola. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Twenty First Birthday Celebrations.===== 
 + 
 +The fun and games begin on __Friday, 15th October, ​1948__, and continue - (non-stop, if you have the constitution for it) - until __Sunday, 17th October, ​1948__. 
 + 
 +The first half of the __PARTY__ ​takes the form of a __DANCE__! 
 + 
 +__WHEN__? Friday night, 15th October, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
 + 
 +__WHERE__? The "DUNGOWAN" ​- Martin Place, Sydney. 
 + 
 +There will be dancing, games, items, a floor show and supper. As is fitting for such an occasion there will be a colossal, stupendous BIRTHDAY CAKE, complete with CANDLES 'n' ​everything! 
 If you want to bring your own Home Brew or someone else'​s,​ then its up to you! If you want to bring your own Home Brew or someone else'​s,​ then its up to you!
 +
 Dress is to be informal, but not too informal, please! Dress is to be informal, but not too informal, please!
-How do you go about getting in on all this? + 
-Well, for this portion of the programme there is a limited ​number of INVITATION CARDS available. Admission to the Dance is ly Card only and rilin-be obtained beforehand. To avoia-Uisappointment ​may we suggest early application to any of the following members:- +How do you go about getting in on all this? Well, for this portion of the programme there is a __limited__ ​number of __INVITATION CARDS__ ​available. Admission to the __Dance__ ​is by __Card__ ​only and this __must__ ​be obtained beforehand. To avoid disappointment ​may we suggest early application to any of the following members:- 
-Eric Rowen, 45 Musgrave St., Mosman, ​?Phone )GI' 3060 after 6 p.m. Arthur Gilroy,​ '​Phone M4407 ex. 321 (Bustness+ 
-Tom Moppett, " MA9251 (Business) or JA88730 +  * Eric Rowen, 45 Musgrave St., Mosman, 'Phone XM 3060 after 6 p.m. 
-Jack Wren, " ​FX2504 +  * Arthur Gilroy, 'Phone M4407 ex. 321 (Business
-FF1422 Doreen Harris,​ FF1231 +  ​* ​Tom Moppett, ​'​Phone ​MA9251 (Business) or JA8873. 
-" ​XA2626+  ​* ​Jack Wren, '​Phone ​FX2504 ​(Business) or FF1422 
 +  * Doreen Harris, ​' Phone FF1231 ​(Business) or XA2626 
 +  ​
 End of Part One - Part Two will follow immediately,​ or as soon as you have recovered! End of Part One - Part Two will follow immediately,​ or as soon as you have recovered!
-0 el R. 0 0 0 0 1 0 a 920 0000 + 
-Yes, you've guessed, it's ANOTHER PARTY - this time a Bush Party - A Week-end in the great, open spaces. A sort of super RE-UNION. Campfire Concert. Campfire Supper. Queue up for hot dogs, cake and cocoa! Meet your old friends and make new ones. +---- 
-Bring along your pals from other clubs. + 
-It commences as soon as you can drag yourself, and your pack, +Yes, you've guessed, it's ANOTHER PARTY - this time a Bush Party - A Week-end in the great, open spaces. A sort of super RE-UNION. Campfire Concert. Campfire Supper. Queue up for hot dogs, cake and cocoa! Meet your old friends and make new ones. Bring along your pals from other clubs. 
-into the bush on Saturday,_16th_Octobea_1948The Place? Macquarie Fields (tliir6 past-riverpool),--sanelocation ​as our last Reunion Camp. Keep in touch with the above for finer details later. + 
- As this is the ONLY time we will ever be TWENTY-ONE we would like to see as many members and ex-members as possible at our celebrations,​ so if YOU know any ex-members who have lost touch let them know the abovdgood ​news and tell them we would like to see them along to help us make it a COMING OF AGE party to be remembered. +It commences as soon as you can drag yourself, and your pack, into the bush on __Saturday16th October, 1948____The Place__? Macquarie Fields (third station ​past Liverpool), same location ​as our last Reunion Camp. Keep in touch with the above for finer details later. 
-12. + 
-THE FEDERATION+As this is the ONLY time we will ever be TWENTY-ONE we would like to see as many members and ex-members as possible at our celebrations,​ so if __YOU__ ​know any ex-members who have lost touch let them know the above good news and tell them we would like to see them along to help us make it a COMING OF AGE party to be remembered. 
-'The Editor - Dear Sir, + 
-For some time past I have 'listened to so much adverse +---- 
-criticism of the Federation by the "​Opposition' ​that I was beginning to think that no "​Government"​ existed, and no'doubt other new members of the Club have had the same feeling; however, recently it struck me that it was about time I founs5 oUt if all.,this criticism was justified. I therefore ​approachedYi0 Byles and asked her to let me have a summary of the. Federation2s ​activities since its + 
-inception. Below is a copy this summary and I think that you will be impressed by some of the achievements of this organisation, ​Whose work is entirely voluntary. I impress that the only incentive to the officers and committee to carry out the tasks before them is the love of the bush. I ask you as a member of this Club, and I +=====The Federation.===== 
- appeal to those N.S.W. Clubs receiving a copy of this article, to -make a renewed effort to rekindle the spirit of federation. There is the motto 'United we stand, divided we fall", and this may well be borne in mind if we are desirous of achieving some of the objectires feder&​tion ​can-give us in the future years,+ 
 +The Editor - 
 + 
 +Dear Sir, 
 + 
 +For some time past I have listened to so much adverse criticism of the Federation by the "​Opposition" ​that I was beginning to think that no "​Government"​ existed, and no doubt other new members of the Club have had the same feeling; however, recently it struck me that it was about time I found out if all this criticism was justified. I therefore ​approached Miss M. Byles and asked her to let me have a summary of the Federation'​s ​activities since its inception. Below is a copy of this summary and I think that you will be impressed by some of the achievements of this organisation, ​whose work is entirely voluntary. I impress that the only incentive to the officers and committee to carry out the tasks before them is the love of the bush. I ask you as a member of this Club, and I appeal to those N.S.W. Clubs receiving a copy of this article, to make a renewed effort to rekindle the spirit of federation. There is the motto "United we stand, divided we fall", and this may well be borne in mind if we are desirous of achieving some of the objectives federation ​can-give us in the future years
 Eric Rowen. Eric Rowen.
-, As one glances through the Annual ​_Reports ​and Bushwalker Annuals of the Federation of Bushwalking ​ClUbs-Since ​its ,beginning ​.j.n 1932, the question presents itself ​'as to how it is that very + 
-ordinary people, who talk and talk often,about irrevalances - can accomplish so 'mach. It is the same question that presents itself ​wh'​en ​we see a.splendid new kindergarten or baby health centre and visualse ​the ordinariness of' ​the people who raised the money, bought the land and got it built. +As one glances through the Annual ​Reports ​and Bushwalker Annuals of the Federation of Bushwalking ​Clubs since its beginning ​in 1932, the question presents itself as to how it is that very ordinary people, who talk and talk often about irrevalances - can accomplish so much. It is the same question that presents itself ​when we see a splendid new kindergarten or baby health centre and visualise ​the ordinariness of the people who raised the money, bought the land and got it built. 
-The answer is of course that these very ordinary people cooperated with each other.,and that it was the co-operation which got things done. That was why the Federation was formed. That is why it has sought to work with other conservation bodies. Indeed, as one reads of the' ​achievements of the Federation, one finds it is seldom possible to allocate the credit to the Federation alone, for it usually helped or got help from other bodies. Nor of course is it possible to allocate the credit to any one club or individual. Occasionally one club i8 mentioned, as the C.M.W. which made the wells at Corawall swamp, or the Bush Club which tramped over and mapped the recreational areas required in the Kuringai Municipality and submitted at that CouncilTs ​request to the Cumberland County Council, or the S.B.1N0 which acquired portion 7 at Era. But usually it is not one club alone, nor the Federation alone, and perhaps the best feature of the Federatlon,s annual reports is the absence of the claiming of credit for anything achieved. + 
-It has been that attitude, coupled with persistent hard work , which has won for the Federation the respect of both public departments and other conservation bodies. During the time I was Secretary, I could not help a little glow of pride, whenI found government departments coming to visit me, instead of vice versa, or +The answer is of course that these very ordinary people cooperated with each other, and that it was the co-operation which got things done. That was why the Federation was formed. That is why it has sought to work with other conservation bodies. Indeed, as one reads of the achievements of the Federation, one finds it is seldom possible to allocate the credit to the Federation alone, for it usually helped or got help from other bodies. Nor of course is it possible to allocate the credit to any one club or individual. Occasionally one club is mentioned, as the C.M.W. which made the wells at Corawall swamp, or the Bush Club which tramped over and mapped the recreational areas required in the Kuringai Municipality and submitted at that Council'​s ​request to the Cumberland County Council, or the S.B.W. which acquired portion 7 at Era. But usually it is not one club alone, nor the Federation alone, and perhaps the best feature of the Federation'​s annual reports is the absence of the claiming of credit for anything achieved. 
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-when I !phoned them, or other a onse,rva ti on bodi es, always ​me eting a hearty understanding at the other end of the line, or happening to stand at the counter in the Lands Department and overhearing a ran in search of a waterfrontage for a fishing shack being told +It has been that attitude, coupled with persistent hard work, which has won for the Federation the respect of both public departments and other conservation bodies. During the time I was Secretary, I could not help a little glow of pride, when I found government departments coming to visit me, instead of vice versa, or when I 'phoned them, or other conservation bodies, always ​meeting ​a hearty understanding at the other end of the line, or happening to stand at the counter in the Lands Department and overhearing a man in search of a water frontage for a fishing shack being told that all that area was pencilled in for public recreation, ​and that he hadn't a hope - "these bushwalkers you know"​! 
-that all that area was pencilled in for public recreation, ​a it that he hadn't a hope - ''​these bushwalkers you knowl' + 
-How different from the days when the Federation was first started by 1a lots of crazy hikers, of whose views-nobody took +How different from the days when the Federation was first started by "a lot of crazy hikers", of whose views nobody took any notice except to ridicule. But after years of co-operation and patient efforts the bushwalking movement has now a power and authority entirely out of proportion to its numbers. 
-any notice except to ridicule. But after years of co-operation and patient efforts the bushwalking movement has now a power and  authority entirely out of proportion to its numbers. + 
-That are some of the things that these annual reports and bushwalkers annuals tell about? To tell then: all would take too much space, but let us glance through these documents together: in 1935 we read uGarrawarra ​last year; Bouddi Park this year; what next?' NarrOw gecks and Grose Valley, was the answer,- -to be kept in their present primitive state for all time. A little later the Federation arranged a deputation to the Minister to plac.e ​before him a list of all the areas within fifty or a hundred miles of Sydney which should be retained for recreation or preservation of fauna and flora. This resulted inall those pencilled markswhich effectively prevent the weekend shack-searcher from buying up the choicest spots. It also followed up the work of the N.P.P.A. and resulted in the earmarking of the whole Blue Mountains ​a.r s a as a prospective recreational area.+What are some of the things that these annual reports and bushwalkers annuals tell about? To tell them all would take too much space, but let us glance through these documents together: in 1935 we read "​Garrawarra ​last year; Bouddi Park this year; what next?" Narrow Necks and Grose Valley, was the answer, to be kept in their present primitive state for all time. A little later the Federation arranged a deputation to the Minister to place before him a list of all the areas within fifty or a hundred miles of Sydney which should be retained for recreation or preservation of fauna and flora. This resulted in all those pencilled marks which effectively prevent the weekend shack-searcher from buying up the choicest spots. It also followed up the work of the N.P.P.A. and resulted in the earmarking of the whole Blue Mountains ​area as a prospective recreational area. 
 As a result of that same deputation Heathcote Creek Area was reserved. As a result of that same deputation Heathcote Creek Area was reserved.
-Of ccurs-e ​the Federation wasnotthe only body ..virho ​urgedthese things,and it had:wonderful help from MT. Barry, the late district Surveyor, who .helped ​us_ bring about the complete change of attitude in the '​rands ​Department from what it was twenty year ago. Do you + 
-realise that the Lands Department was established to dispose of lands and that now it has a large section devoted to preserving them, to retaining and acquiring parks, and that if you go there incognito, as likely as not it will not be you who, .deliver the lecture of the need for more parklands, but the officer you have come to seerD o you realise, too that if the officer ​-knows you are a representative of the bushwalking movement you at oncebecome an honoured ​ ​Visitor+Of course ​the Federation was not the only body who urged these things, and it had wonderful help from Mr. Barry, the late district Surveyor, who helped ​us bring about the complete change of attitude in the Lands Department from what it was twenty year ago. Do you realise that the Lands Department was established to dispose of lands and that now it has a large section devoted to preserving them, to retaining and acquiring parks, and that if you go there incognito, as likely as not it will not be you who deliver the lecture of the need for more parklands, but the officer you have come to seeDo you realise, toothat if the officer knows you are a representative of the bushwalking movement you at once become an honoured ​visitor? 
-However, let us return to those annual reports. Here are + 
-some further examples of the Federation work. Fast train to Lilyvale restored: broadcasting appeals for protection of native fauna and flora; appearance before the Land Board with the result that 140acres adjacent to Garawarra were added to it; much use made of the Search and Rescue Section'​s services; work of the Information Bureau; sympathetic consideration of the making of traCks ​when roads had taken previous track away; gradual elimination of shacks from Garawarra and National Park; warking ​bees in Bouddi Natural ​Par,14: Blue Gum Forest, ​arf Garawarra.; petition for the. amend-Menic Of the +However, let us return to those annual reports. Here are some further examples of the Federation work. Fast train to Lilyvale restored: broadcasting appeals for protection of native fauna and flora; appearance before the Land Board with the result that 140 acres adjacent to Garawarra were added to it; much use made of the Search and Rescue Section'​s services; work of the Information Bureau; sympathetic consideration of the making of tracks ​when roads had taken previous track away; gradual elimination of shacks from Garawarra and National Park; working ​bees in Bouddi Natural ​Park, Blue Gum Forest, ​and Garawarra; petition for the amendment of the Wild Flowers Protection Act, supported by other conservation bodies and leading eventually to the amendment of the Act; reservation by the Forestry Department of Coricudgy as a primitive area, so that it will not be exploited by timber millers; close co-operation with the Bush Fires Advisory Committee; a better understanding between the Boy Scouts Association and the bushwalking movement; representations which led to the restriction of military ​firing over National Park; investigation of the Warragamba Dam project, and liaison with the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board re the erosion on the catchment area; addition of various flowers and trees to the protected list; 980 acres near Duckhole added to Kuringai Chase; the acquisition of a lease of St. Helena for the protection of the native fauna and flora; donation of £10 to the Garawarra Trust at a time when it was unfinancial;​ the development of an understanding with the Forestry Department which now for the first time began to understand and appreciate the bushwalkers'​ angle on conservation;​ information supplied at the request of the Blue Mountains Shire as to tracks which should be made or remade or allowed to fall out of use; representations about adding West Head to Kuringai Chase - a lease at a nominal rental was finally obtained. 
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-Wild' ​Flowers Protection Act, supported by other conservation bodies and leading eventually to the amendment of the Act; reservation by the Forestry Department of Coricudgy as a primitive area, so +Not all the Federation'​s ​work has been successful but success ​ought not to be the criterion by which our efforts are judged. Very often people who lay the foundations do not see the finished task. Wilberforce,​ who started the movement for the abolition of slavery, had the unusual good fortune to hear on his death bed of its success. Reformers are not usually so lucky. The Federation has been fortunate in that even within its short history it has seen the fruit of its work in many cases. But it is the solid work of gradually changing public opinion which matters ​most in the long run, and we must work irrespective of whether we see the results, and irrespective of whether we or someone else will get the credit of putting on the final coping stone. None of the conservation bodies begrudged to the Federation the honour of getting the Wild Flower Act amended, and similarly the Federation will not begrudge to the Rangers ​League ​the honour of now getting it further amended as it hopes to do. Neither could have achieved anything without the work of numerous other bodies in past years, many of which have now passed into oblivion. 
-that it will not be exploited by timber millers; close co-operation with the Bush Fires Advisory Committee; a better understanding between the Boy Scouts Association and the bushwalking movement; representations which led to the restriction of mili"​tary ​firing over National Park; investigation of the Vvarragamba Dan project, and liaison with the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board re the erosion on the catchment area; addition of various flowers and trees to the protected list; 980 acres near Duckhole added to Kuringai Chase; the acquisition of a lease of St. Helena for the protection of the native fauna and flora; donation of 10 to the Garawarra Trust at a time when it was unfinancial;​ the development of an understanding with the Forestry Department which now for the first time began to understand and appreciate the bushwalkers'​ angle on conservation;​ information supplied at the request of the Blue Mountains Shire as to tracks which should be made or remade or allowed to fall out of use; representations about adding West Head to Kuringai Chase - a lease at a nominal rental was finally obtained. + 
-Not all the Federationrs ​work has been successful but _success ​ought not to be the criterion by which our efforts are judged. Very often people who lay the foundations do not see the finished task. Wilberforce,​ who started the movement for the abolition of slavery, had the unusual good fortune to hear on his death bed of its success. Reformers are not usually so lucky. The Federation has been fortunate in that even within its short history it has seen the fruit of its work in many cases. But it is the solid work of gradually changing public opinion which natters ​most in the long run, and we must work irrespective of whether we see the results, and irrespective of whether we or someone else will get the credit of putting +We are passing through an age of discord, a discord which the divorce lists show has reached down into our very home life. It would be surprising ​if the bushwalking movement had altogether escaped the infection. But we can keep ourselves healthy and so be less likely to catch the germ. We keep healthy by refusing to discredit even the feeblest efforts to help forward the work of the Federation, by refusing to throw mud ourselves, whatever others may do, and of course by giving our work, as well as our good words. The preservation of Mark Morton Primitive Area, and the purchase of the private lands and preservation of Narrow Necks as a primitive area for all time - these are the two major tasks at present. You can help. 
-on the final coping stone. None of the conservation bodies begrudged to the Federation the honour of getting the Wild Flower Act amended, and similarly the Federation will not begrudge to the Rangers ​LeagiB ​the honour of now getting it further amended as it hopes to do. Neither could have achieved anything without the work of numerous other bodies in past years, many of Which have now passed into oblivion. + 
-We are passing through an age of discord, a discord which the divorce lists show has reached down into our very home life. It would be aurprising ​if the bushwalking movement had altogether escaped the infection. But we can keep ourselves healthy and so be less likely to catch the germ. We keep healthy by refusing to discredit even the feeblest efforts to help forward the work of the Federation, by refusing to throw mud ourselves, whatever others may do, and of course by giving our work, as well as our good words. The preservation of Mark Morton Primitive Area, and the purchase of the private lands and preservation of Narrow Necks as a primitive area for all time - these are the two major tasks at present. You can help. +---- 
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-THE FEDERATION PUBLIC RELTIONS COMVITTEE. Brian Harvey. +=====The Federation Public Relations Committee.===== 
-For the benefit of those interested in the Federation I feel a few words may be written about this committee, which was established by the March meeting of Federation Council. Unfortunately no notice of motion of such a major step was given, and it was sprung upon the meeting, which adopted it for better or-worse. Unfortunately it was for worse, as it resulted in the immediate resignation of our very capable and enthusiastic Federation Hon. Secretary.+ 
 +Brian Harvey. 
 + 
 +For the benefit of those interested in the Federation I feel a few words may be written about this committee, which was established by the March meeting of Federation Council. Unfortunately no notice of motion of such a major step was given, and it was sprung upon the meeting, which adopted it for better or worse. Unfortunately it was for worse, as it resulted in the immediate resignation of our very capable and enthusiastic Federation Hon. Secretary. 
 A committee of four was appointed to carry out the four-point P.R.C. constitution which is dealt with hereunder:- A committee of four was appointed to carry out the four-point P.R.C. constitution which is dealt with hereunder:-
-u(a) Handle all natters ​that are of a controversial nature and affecting outside bodies"​. + 
-Practically everything handled by the Federation is controversial,​ therefore ​9070 of the correspondence and natters ​brought to notice would merely be referred to the committee, who would deal with it as considered fit and report their probably irrevocable actions to the next meeting of the Council, who would be merely figureheads.+"(a) Handle all matters ​that are of a controversial nature and affecting outside bodies"​. 
 + 
 +Practically everything handled by the Federation is controversial,​ therefore ​90% of the correspondence and matters ​brought to notice would merely be referred to the committee, who would deal with it as considered fit and report their probably irrevocable actions to the next meeting of the Council, who would be merely figureheads. 
 "(b) Conciliate by direct negotiations with any other body or members of the public."​ "(b) Conciliate by direct negotiations with any other body or members of the public."​
-This wuld probably entail personal visits on innumerable people.' ​As a general rule bushwalkers have to work during the day and few contacts are possible. How could any one of the committee have the knowledge to act on what he may consider the best approach? + 
-"(c) To be in a position to answer ​any, matters which may arise through ​th% Press'and require ​immediate ​replies"​. +This would probably entail personal visits on innumerable people. As a general rule bushwalkers have to work during the day and few contacts are possible. How could any one of the committee have the knowledge to act on what he may consider the best approach? 
-I doubt if thereds ​any bti-s11-1-FaTier, or group of four bushwalkers,​ alive who area so well informed on all matters concerning walking (conservation,​ knowledge of all reserves or likely reserves, all rivers, creeks or mountains, or of overdue parties etc.) that the Press could be given an immediate and correct answer. + 
-"(d) Act as an arbitrary body in disputes between clubs"​...+"(c) To be in a position to answer ​__any__ ​matters which may arise through ​the Press and require ​__immediate__ ​replies"​. 
 + 
 +I doubt if there is any bushwalker, or group of four bushwalkers,​ alive who are so well informed on all matters concerning walking (conservation,​ knowledge of all reserves or likely reserves, all rivers, creeks or mountains, or of overdue parties etc.) that the Press could be given an immediate and correct answer. 
 + 
 +"(d) Act as an arbitrary body in disputes between clubs"​. 
 Is any club likely to feel bound by the findings of the "big four"? In any case there have been no disputes between clubs as far as I know, and in any case they need not be aired in Federation. Is any club likely to feel bound by the findings of the "big four"? In any case there have been no disputes between clubs as far as I know, and in any case they need not be aired in Federation.
-These are only a few thoughts which have come to my mind and many more criticisms could be found did time and space permit, but I hope I have shown the utter futility of the continuance of such a committee as constituted. It is small wonder the Secretary resigned when all he had to do in the event of an enquiry was to give the enquirer four telephone numbers (if 'phone contact was possible) and addresses, and tell him to take his pick. To be in accord, the committee would have to maintain constant two-way wireless telephony to keep abreast of events. They would have to meet about twice a week to consider action and then find someone to type their corres- + 
-,pondence. Imagine the length of the report which would be made to the monthly meeting of the Council on all their doings and the number of questions which would be asked as to the whys and whereforesl+These are only a few thoughts which have come to my mind and many more criticisms could be found did time and space permit, but I hope I have shown the utter futility of the continuance of such a committee as constituted. It is small wonder the Secretary resigned when all he had to do in the event of an enquiry was to give the enquirer four telephone numbers (if 'phone contact was possible) and addresses, and tell him to take his pick. To be in accord, the committee would have to maintain constant two-way wireless telephony to keep abreast of events. They would have to meet about twice a week to consider action and then find someone to type their correspondence. Imagine the length of the report which would be made to the monthly meeting of the Council on all their doings and the number of questions which would be asked as to the whys and wherefores!
-The S.B.W. has given notice to rescind the notion ​adopted at + 
-the March meeting whereby this impossible committee (which fortunately for them have had their functions suspended) was established,​ and we hope we will have the support of others in the matter at the June meeting. +The S.B.W. has given notice to rescind the motion ​adopted at the March meeting whereby this impossible committee (which fortunately for them have had their functions suspended) was established,​ and we hope we will have the support of others in the matter at the June meeting. 
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-FEDERATION NOTES.+---- 
 + 
 +=====Federation Notes.===== 
 Brian Harvey. Brian Harvey.
-aATTAYOLLA-UNDEENA-ROAD,​ 'It is-gratifying'​to learn that the YaIro-n-61.713-6:​1-1- Trust disapproves the construction of the road. SIGNPOSTS IN THE WILD DOG RANGES. The erection of metal directive signs on trees throughout the. D6gs.have been brought to the notice 
  
-of ederati,onStmultaneousiy..the Hon. Secretary ​anonymoUsly ​received separately the halves of a sign (apparently from Yedibw +__Wattamolla-Bundeena Road__. It is gratifying to learn that the National Park Trust disapproves the construction ​of the road. 
-Gap-).-Enquiries are in hand-as to the pe'​rson'​s ​responsible for 'their erection and subsequent ​destructionof ​the one posted to the Federation. + 
- . +__Signposts in the Wild Dog Ranges__The erection of metal directive signs on trees throughout the Dogs have been brought to the notice of FederationSimultaneously ​the Hon. Secretary ​anonymously ​received separately the halves of a sign (apparently from Medlow ​Gap). Enquiries are in hand as to the persons ​responsible for their erection and subsequent ​destruction of the one posted to the Federation. 
-AYENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION. The Proposed amendment ​perritting risii5CTEY67/​.76fnb-e-Fs-TheFrOit + 
-to vote was lost. - +__Amendment to Constitution__. The Proposed amendment ​permitting Associate Members the right to vote was lost. 
-SHOOTING ON  COX RIVER. The O.M.W.. reported the apprehension on Ilicr-na7-75-The-Z76-6.E.Of ​the Brindle Dog on Anzac Day, Sunday 25th April, of a shooting party composed in part of members of an affiliated clubwho are Rover Scouts ​'as well, in contravention ​+ 
-,:of:,..the ethics of bushwalking,​ and the laws concerning the discharge of firearms on the Sabbath and in a proclaimed Wild IiikefSanctuary. Official ​-explanation from.culprit club has been requested. . . COMMONWEALTH FEDERATION. Following conversations with interstate ​Flab-S7777r7:​-Bal.FTO-ii.-FeITOFted ​strong desire was felt for a Federal body. A sub--,​Gommittee ​of three ha b been elected as liaison and to assimilate ideas from other States and report later.- SEARCH AND RESCUE FUND was created and clubs will be 'levied with 6cr.-Te7r-head pef; active member to inaugurate the fund'frOmIthish ​searchers'​ fares.will he met - if necessary. +__Shooting on Cox River__. The C.M.W. reported the apprehension on the Cox at the foot of the Brindle Dog on Anzac Day, Sunday 25th April, of a shooting party composed in part of members of an affiliated clubwho are Rover Scouts as well, in contravention of the ethics of bushwalking,​ and the laws concerning the discharge of firearms on the Sabbath and in a proclaimed Wild Life Sanctuary. Official explanation from culprit club has been requested. 
-HEALTH WEEK EXHIBITION. ​. It was thought ​.better ​.not.to+ 
-.diiiplay ​at tae.-rowri-Hall, if invited, as conSideredmoney ​could be better spent in other ways '​suchas ​conservation:propaganda. Delegates are to seek instruction from t heir clubs on'​-thiS ​matter. +__Commonwealth Federation__. Following conversations with interstate ​clubs, MrSalmon reported ​strong desire was felt for a Federal body. A sub-committee ​of three has been elected as liaison and to assimilate ideas from other States and report later. 
-All walkers are reminded of the combined ​Federationational ​Trust Film night .at Theatrette,​ at 8'p.m.-on + 
-17th June. Cost appTOXimately ​2/6d. 'Book sit Paddy'​s or' ​with Ron 'CaMpagnoni /​phone Ryde 313. +__Search and Rescue Fund__ ​was created and clubs will be levied with 6dper head per active member to inaugurate the fund, from which searchers'​ fares will be met - if necessary. 
-"WHAT CAN LITTLE CHAP DO?"+ 
 +__Health Week Exhibition__. It was thought better not to enter display ​at the Town Hall, if invited, as considered money could be better spent in other ways such as conservation propaganda. Delegates are to seek instruction from their clubs on this matter. 
 + 
 +All walkers are reminded of the combined ​Federation-National ​Trust Film night at shell Theatrette, at 8 p.m. on Thursday ​17th June. Cost approximately ​2/6d. Book at Paddy'​s or with Ron Campagnoni - 'phone Ryde 313. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====What Can Little Chap Do?===== 
 Ray Kirkby. Ray Kirkby.
 +
 I can remember receiving a book when I was very young in which the following question was asked in rhyme - I can remember receiving a book when I was very young in which the following question was asked in rhyme -
-"What can a little chap do, + 
-For his country and for you, +"What can a little chap do,\\ 
-What can a little chap do?" +For his country and for you,\\ 
-Then followed suggestions as to what he could do and I fear that some were dictated by the exigencies of the rhyme such as - "He can fight for the right, +What can a little chap do?"\\ 
-I? + 
-He can keep his heart bright ​ +Then followed suggestions as to what he could do and I fear that some were dictated by the exigencies of the rhyme such as - 
 + 
 +"He can fight for the right,\\ 
 +He can keep his heart bright ​..." 
 +
 and so on. and so on.
-17. + 
-When thinking over the pleasant problem of Era recently (as a good committee-man should think) I decided that a useful contribution might be to let people know of the things they might do. I have advisedly written "​things as it is splendidly unspecific, for, as will afterwards appear, people could do a lot by merely thinking and noting. +When thinking over the pleasant problem of Era recently (as a good committee-man should think) I decided that a useful contribution might be to let people know of the things they might do. I have advisedly written "​things" ​as it is splendidly unspecific, for, as will afterwards appear, people could do a lot by merely thinking and noting. 
-I wish to rake clear that I am not speaking with the authority of the Era Committee and that I might be extremely embarrassed if, next Friday night, you brought into the Clubroom all the articles I mention. Having heard most of the suggestions put forward for Era I have noted down a lot of things and people who might be necessary or even helpful. However, having read this list of suggestions and found that you can help in some way, why not approach the Committee and let them know? If you do not know whom to contact, you can always worry the President. + 
-At this very moment we may .still be worried by inability to get wire to put around our treecorral. Do you know where we can get some wire - barbed or plain, galvanised or ungalvanised?​ Think hard. Have you thought into every corner of the spare shed? Have you ticked off your relations one by one? +I wish to make clear that I am not speaking with the authority of the Era Committee and that I might be extremely embarrassed if, next Friday night, you brought into the Clubroom all the articles I mention. Having heard most of the suggestions put forward for Era I have noted down a lot of things and people who might be necessary or even helpful. However, having read this list of suggestions and found that you can help in some way, why not approach the Committee and let them know? If you do not know whom to contact, you can always worry the President. 
-Now, as regards trees, you never know how many we might want, perhaps native, perhaps exotic. You all know the magnificent silky-oak, for example. It night well happen that wemight ​want lots of silky oaks to plant and around your tree at home there are lots of young ones easily transplantable. What, then, is yourline of action? You let the Committee know and guard those trees with your life until they are required. If you have any young trees + 
-or shrubs which you, yourself, do not want, please let US have first pick: +At this very moment we may still be worried by inability to get wire to put around our tree-corral. Do you know where we can get some wire - barbed or plain, galvanised or ungalvanised?​ Think hard. Have you thought into every corner of the spare shed? Have you ticked off your relations one by one? 
-I heard one bird whisper that a row of willows lining the watercourse in the swamp would be ideal for helping to dry the swamp and defining the creek. Should the committee decide in favour of this idea we shall need willows ​whidh will grow easily from quite large branches. With a large branch we avoid several infant years in the treets ​life and have a sizeable tree almost immediately. Any ideas friend? + 
-One noble person told me that she could donate plenty of oleanders. As the committee has not considered oleanders I cannot say whether they will be welcomed. ​12 may be that Era, moonlight and oleanders will be too severe a test for young, romantic blood, but those oleanders are being guarded in reserve for the present. +Now, as regards trees, you never know how many we might want, perhaps native, perhaps exotic. You all know the magnificent silky-oak, for example. It might well happen that we might want lots of silky oaks to plant and around your tree at home there are lots of young ones easily transplantable. What, then, is your line of action? You let the Committee know and guard those trees with your life until they are required. If you have any young trees or shrubs which you, yourself, do not want, please let us have first pick
-We might want to dig a well later on. That friend of yours who is n' ​expert on wells must be cajoled into tendering advice. Indeed, you could arrange a pleasant weekend for him at Era so that he can disseminate his knowledge on the spot. + 
-think by now you have the idea - there only remains for you to go through your personalty, realty and that of all your relations and friends.+I heard one bird whisper that a row of willows lining the watercourse in the swamp would be ideal for helping to dry the swamp and defining the creek. Should the committee decide in favour of this idea we shall need willows ​which will grow easily from quite large branches. With a large branch we avoid several infant years in the tree'​s ​life and have a sizeable tree almost immediately. Any ideas friend? 
 + 
 +One noble person told me that she could donate plenty of oleanders. As the committee has not considered oleanders I cannot say whether they will be welcomed. ​It may be that Era, moonlight and oleanders will be too severe a test for young, romantic blood, but those oleanders are being guarded in reserve for the present. 
 + 
 +We might want to dig a well later on. That friend of yours who is an expert on wells must be cajoled into tendering advice. Indeed, you could arrange a pleasant weekend for him at Era so that he can disseminate his knowledge on the spot. 
 + 
 +think by now you have the idea - there only remains for you to go through your personalty, realty and that of all your relations and friends. 
 + 
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-AROUND TNE CAMP FIRE+=====Around The Camp Fire.=====
  
-Sone of the happiest memories ​.of camping trips are centred +Some of the happiest memories of camping trips are centred round the camp fire. The sight of numerous small fires gleaming fitfully in the dusk, a drift of smoke; figures moving amongst ​the tiny tents and the restrained hubbub of a small encampment, these sights and sounds never fail to strike a nostalgic chord in me and remind me of other camps enjoyed ​in years gone by. Then one wanders round the camp exchanging a word here and there with intent figures squatting near the fires juggling with billies and frying pans in the preparation of meals, spartan in their frugality or so unbelievably complicated that one wonders ​how the food and utensils were ever carried in a rucksak. 
-round the camp fire. The sight Of nurierous stall fires gleaming fitfully in the dusk, a drift of smoke; figures moving amongst ​tha tiny tents and the restrained hubbub of a small encampment, these sights and sounds never fail to strike a nostalgic chord in me and remind me of other camps injoyed ​in years gone by. Then one wanders round the camp exchanging a word here and there with intent figures squatting near the fires juggling with billies and frying pans in the preparation of meals, spartan in their frugality or so unbelievably complicated that one won-- ders how the food and utensils were ever carried in a rucksak. + 
-Then as one party after another reaches comfortable ​'satiety a fire built up by more energetic members of the party leaps up and soon a drift begins to this new centre of activity.-and yet another camp fire begins. +Then as one party after another reaches comfortable satietya fire built up by more energetic members of the party leaps up and soon a drift begins to this new centre of activity and so yet another camp fire begins. 
-Vvhat n pity these So often cone to naught from bright -- beginnings for lack of a leader. Singing is traditionally a part of walking and camping and it is therefore a pity that more walkers who diligently seek to perfect themselves in map reaing, nature lore and general bushcraft ​dq not also study the art ,ofcamp fire singing. In the next of these yarns I will deal mith + 
-this subject in the hope that if I cannot enlighten folks I, . will at least arouse discussion and maybe-a little argument.''​ +What a pity these so often come to naught from bright beginnings for lack of a leader. Singing is traditionally a part of walking and camping and it is therefore a pity that more walkers who diligently seek to perfect themselves in map reading, nature lore and general bushcraft ​do not also study the art of camp fire singing. In the next of these yarns I will deal with this subject in the hope that if I cannot enlighten folks I will at least arouse discussion and maybe a little argument. 
--voliAT HAS PADDY GOT? + 
-TENTS+=====What Has Paddy Got?===== 
 + 
 +__Tents.__ 
 + 
 +Orders taken for a limited number of tents on Monday 7th June. Phone orders accepted after 10 a.m. only. 
 + 
 +__Ski-ing Gear.__ 
 + 
 +Paddy has a large range of skis, edges, bindings, waxes, stocks, mitts, etc. Come in and have a look. 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin. Camp Gear For Walkers. 
 + 
 +327 George St., Sydney. Phone BX3595. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Notes From Blackheath.===== 
 + 
 +It is curious (or is it?) how little we Bushwalkers know about the mountain towns. We generally arrive in the dead of night, snatch a hurried supper if we are fortunate enough to find a restaurant open and immediately make tracks to get as far away as we can from the town for our first night's camp. Or else we are whisked away buried three deep under a pile of bodies and rucksacks in some grieviously overloaded car. Having completed our walk, we arrive back at the same or another mountain town and generally dive into the last compartment of a Sydney-bound train as it leaves the platform. 
 + 
 +These thoughts occurred to me while staying for a week at Blackheath. Although I had passed through the town on numerous occasions, I had only once before seen the town in daylight and then only from a car speeding to Megalong. Now I am a reformed man! I have hiked to Hat Hill. I have gadded to Govett's Leap, wandered round Wall's Ledge and perambulated the perilous Porters Pass. Believe me folks, I quite enjoyed it and I can recommend a little more attention to the lesser known tourist walks round the cliff faces - especially those overlooking the Kanimbla Valley. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__What has Paddy got?__
  
-.0176eFs taken for ailimited .number of tents onYonday.7th June.. Phone order* accepted :after 10 a.m. enly. SKI-ING GEAR 
-Paddyhas-a large .range_ of.skis, -edges'​s,​ bindings, waxes '​stocks,​ mitts etc. Come in and have a look. 
-PADDY PALLIN CA YP GEAR FOR 4ALHERS 327 George St., 
-SYDNEY. Phone BX3595 
-NOTES FROM BLACKHEATH. 
-It is curious (or is it?) how little we Bushwalkers know about the mountain towns. We generally arrive in the dead of night, snatch a hurried supper if we are fortunate enough to find a restaurant open and immediately make tracks to get as far away as we can from the town for our first night'​s camp. Or else we are whisked away buried three deep under a pile of bodies and rucksacks in some grieviously overloaded car. 
-Having completed our walk, we arrive back at the same or 
-another mountain town and generally dive into the last compartment of a Sydney-bound train as it leaves the platform. 
-These thoughts occurred to me while staying for a week at 
-Blackheath. Although I had passed through the town on numerous occasions, I had only once before seen the town in daylight and then only from a car speeding to Megalong. Now I am a reformed 
-man: I have hiked to Hat Hill. I have gadded to Govett'​s Leap, 
-wandered round Wall's Ledge and perambu _ated the perilous Porter Pass. Believe me folks, I quite enjoyed it and I can recommend a 
-little more attention to the lesser known tourist walks round the 
-cliff faces - especially those overlooking the Kanimbla Valley. 
-'What has 2.2.12,​2._gotl 
 Well truth to tell I've almost lost touch but if you call in sometime, will be happy to show you. Well truth to tell I've almost lost touch but if you call in sometime, will be happy to show you.
-But a reminders 
-October week-end is drawing near. Don'​t please leave your 
-repair jobs till the last minute. Things are still a little 
-difficult. See you all again folks. 
-Phone: BX 3595. 
-PADDY PALLIN, 
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKERS. 327 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY. 
- . 
-.. 
  
 +__But a reminder!__
 +
 +October week-end is drawing near. Don't please leave your repair jobs till the last minute. Things are still a little difficult. See you all again folks.
 +
 +__Phone__: BX 3595.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin, Camp Gear For Walkers.
 +
 +327 George Street, Sydney.
 +
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