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 In conclusion we remind contributors that the magazine is published an Committee nights - i.e. the first Friday of every month (unless it is a holiday weekend). Articles may be accepted up till the last Friday of the previous month - but please don't leave them till the last day if you can help it. Maps, drawings, etc. may be accepted up till a fortnight before publication,​ and photographs up till three weeks beforehand. In conclusion we remind contributors that the magazine is published an Committee nights - i.e. the first Friday of every month (unless it is a holiday weekend). Articles may be accepted up till the last Friday of the previous month - but please don't leave them till the last day if you can help it. Maps, drawings, etc. may be accepted up till a fortnight before publication,​ and photographs up till three weeks beforehand.
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 ===== At The Annual General Meeting. ===== ===== At The Annual General Meeting. =====
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 |**Treasurer**|Mr. G. Webb| |**Treasurer**|Mr. G. Webb|
 |**Walks Secretary**|Mr E. Pegram| |**Walks Secretary**|Mr E. Pegram|
-|**Membership ​Sectretary**|J. Bransdon|+|**Membership ​Secretary**|J. Bransdon|
 |**Social Secretary**|Miss E. Stretton| |**Social Secretary**|Miss E. Stretton|
 |**Committee**|(Lady Members) Miss B. Hurley, Miss K. Hardy, (Male Members) Mr. K. Ardill, Mr. J. Brown| |**Committee**|(Lady Members) Miss B. Hurley, Miss K. Hardy, (Male Members) Mr. K. Ardill, Mr. J. Brown|
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 | |(Selection of two Federation Delegates to sit on Committee from 1/8/49 was deferred until it could be ascertained which members would be available.)| | |(Selection of two Federation Delegates to sit on Committee from 1/8/49 was deferred until it could be ascertained which members would be available.)|
 |**Federation Delegate** 31/7/49 (vice Mr. Wren)|W. Hall| |**Federation Delegate** 31/7/49 (vice Mr. Wren)|W. Hall|
-|**Federatoin ​Delegates,​** to sit on Committee to 31/7/49|Mr. L. Rayner, W. Hall|+|**Federation ​Delegates,​** to sit on Committee to 31/7/49|Mr. L. Rayner, W. Hall|
 |**Substitute Federation Delegates** from 1/8/49|Miss D. Harris, Mr. J. Noble| |**Substitute Federation Delegates** from 1/8/49|Miss D. Harris, Mr. J. Noble|
 |**literary Editor**|Mr. A. Colley| |**literary Editor**|Mr. A. Colley|
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 |**Auditor**|Mr. C. Haines| |**Auditor**|Mr. C. Haines|
 |**Solicitor**|Miss M. Byles| |**Solicitor**|Miss M. Byles|
-|**Forestry Advisory ​Councl ​Delegate**|Mr. A. Wyborn|+|**Forestry Advisory ​Council ​Delegate**|Mr. A. Wyborn|
  
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 They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.\\ They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.\\
 Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.\\ Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.\\
-At the goind down of the sund, and in the morning,\\+At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,\\
 We shall remember them. We shall remember them.
  
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 The staircase - our way of descent - was a steep bare rocky ridge to Bivouac hut, but from then on it was timbered with some magnificent trees. The scent of the blue gums rose like incense carrying such an essence of healing and health that I felt I would like to go on being bathed in it for over. I couldn'​t help wondering how much of all the beautiful bush we had seen would still be there in 50 years time. On the way down we met the packers who were taking materials to the Summit Hut. One is generally known as Frankie Sinatra due to his singing (or should I say crooning) abilities. They said we might use their camp for lunch, for which we were very thankful on account of the rain, and a merry lunch was enjoyed to the accompaniment of a few tit-bits read out of "​Man"​ by Bob!! The staircase - our way of descent - was a steep bare rocky ridge to Bivouac hut, but from then on it was timbered with some magnificent trees. The scent of the blue gums rose like incense carrying such an essence of healing and health that I felt I would like to go on being bathed in it for over. I couldn'​t help wondering how much of all the beautiful bush we had seen would still be there in 50 years time. On the way down we met the packers who were taking materials to the Summit Hut. One is generally known as Frankie Sinatra due to his singing (or should I say crooning) abilities. They said we might use their camp for lunch, for which we were very thankful on account of the rain, and a merry lunch was enjoyed to the accompaniment of a few tit-bits read out of "​Man"​ by Bob!!
  
-Now we were on the way to Roper'​s Hut the second, with a mountain creek threading its way through the forest and companionably crossing the road many times as much as to say "Well, here I am again"​. By now we had walked out of the rain. We arrived at the end of the ridge where we thought the hut should be but there was no sign of it. However, Harry, with true intuition, turned off the road and crossed a creek and there in the distance was our refuge, and refuge it proved to be, for a perfect deluge descended in the night. But, in spite of a few discrepancies in the walls, we were quite dry and snug. The boys had gone on, having bade us goodbye for the third, or was it the fourth time. Morning dawned very watery and the creek had risen considerably so I thought I would cross on a narrow slippery log by straddling it; not so easy I found - what with my pack swaying and overbalancing me, a nasty spike to manouvre ​over, and some interfering thorn branches to negotiate I nearly had an unwanted cold bath. However between spasms of laughter and with encouraging words from Ed and Marion I managed to make the grade and we wended our way to Tawonga. After a dinner at the hotel - I wouldn'​t say a hearty one - we decided to go to Bogong as our bus for Albury did not leave till 5 p.m. The bus traverses the gorges of the Kiewa River, passing Mt. Beauty township, which is still in the course of construction. As one rises into the mountains the views are magnificent,​ reminding me of the Otira Gorge in New Zealand. One looks down hundreds of feet to the river threading its way like a silver ribbon through the mazes of green; one is lost in admiration at the work of the engineers in bridging those immense gorges with the power lines flung as it were from cliff to cliff. Suddenly as we came round a bend the little township of Bogong burst upon our gaze, a perfect little gem nestling in the mountain about 2,000 feet above sea level. There not being much flat ground it has all been terraced and this enhances the aspect of the green-roofed prefabricated cottages. To the right is a large lake which has been dammed up,and hillsides and spare ground have been planted with English trees. It must be a picture in the autumn. It would make a delightful tourist resort in the future, but at present the men working for the State Electricity Commission are housed there. The scheme is to cost 23 million and employs between 2,000 and 3,000 men, a very large number being at the construction camps of Rocky and Pretty Valleys. There are tremendous tunnels, concrete races are being run along near the tops of the mountain ridges to catch the snow water, many dams are being constructed and several valleys on the Alps will be flooded, thus enhancing its beauty. This all to free Victoria from the bondage of coal. What a pity our Snowy River Scheme is not as advanced.+Now we were on the way to Roper'​s Hut the second, with a mountain creek threading its way through the forest and companionably crossing the road many times as much as to say "Well, here I am again"​. By now we had walked out of the rain. We arrived at the end of the ridge where we thought the hut should be but there was no sign of it. However, Harry, with true intuition, turned off the road and crossed a creek and there in the distance was our refuge, and refuge it proved to be, for a perfect deluge descended in the night. But, in spite of a few discrepancies in the walls, we were quite dry and snug. The boys had gone on, having bade us goodbye for the third, or was it the fourth time. Morning dawned very watery and the creek had risen considerably so I thought I would cross on a narrow slippery log by straddling it; not so easy I found - what with my pack swaying and overbalancing me, a nasty spike to manoeuvre ​over, and some interfering thorn branches to negotiate I nearly had an unwanted cold bath. However between spasms of laughter and with encouraging words from Ed and Marion I managed to make the grade and we wended our way to Tawonga. After a dinner at the hotel - I wouldn'​t say a hearty one - we decided to go to Bogong as our bus for Albury did not leave till 5 p.m. The bus traverses the gorges of the Kiewa River, passing Mt. Beauty township, which is still in the course of construction. As one rises into the mountains the views are magnificent,​ reminding me of the Otira Gorge in New Zealand. One looks down hundreds of feet to the river threading its way like a silver ribbon through the mazes of green; one is lost in admiration at the work of the engineers in bridging those immense gorges with the power lines flung as it were from cliff to cliff. Suddenly as we came round a bend the little township of Bogong burst upon our gaze, a perfect little gem nestling in the mountain about 2,000 feet above sea level. There not being much flat ground it has all been terraced and this enhances the aspect of the green-roofed prefabricated cottages. To the right is a large lake which has been dammed up,and hillsides and spare ground have been planted with English trees. It must be a picture in the autumn. It would make a delightful tourist resort in the future, but at present the men working for the State Electricity Commission are housed there. The scheme is to cost 23 million and employs between 2,000 and 3,000 men, a very large number being at the construction camps of Rocky and Pretty Valleys. There are tremendous tunnels, concrete races are being run along near the tops of the mountain ridges to catch the snow water, many dams are being constructed and several valleys on the Alps will be flooded, thus enhancing its beauty. This all to free Victoria from the bondage of coal. What a pity our Snowy River Scheme is not as advanced.
  
 Whilst walking round viewing Bogong whom should we see but Bob once more. I was really beginning to feel he belonged to us, this being our fifth farewell. I was very loath to leave this sylvan spot, especially with a night journey in the train before us, but I suppose contrast gives spice to life. Whilst walking round viewing Bogong whom should we see but Bob once more. I was really beginning to feel he belonged to us, this being our fifth farewell. I was very loath to leave this sylvan spot, especially with a night journey in the train before us, but I suppose contrast gives spice to life.
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 By Jim Brown By Jim Brown
  
-Scorns ​to lo most bushwalkers ​art, also crusaders, wielding a Sir Galahad blade for conservation,​ or organising ​'​PCd ​works at Era, or Bouddi or Blue Gum. Well, since tho folk who espouse ​thes' ​good causes aren't shy when it comes to publicising them, and don't hesitate to invoke aid for th.:;​1-- ​I feel it is about time I struck a blow for Search and Rescue. So stand by to bcindectrii-r,​te(J ​with Safety ​T-Pirst ​propaganda, to rt,sist imnssionod :​.ppeals ​designed to +Seems to me most bushwalkers ​are also crusaders, wielding a Sir Galahad blade for conservation,​ or organising ​good works at Era, or Bouddi or Blue Gum. Well, since the folk who espouse ​these good causes aren't shy when it comes to publicising them, and don't hesitate to invoke aid for them, I feel it is about time I struck a blow for Search and Rescue. So stand by to byindoctrinated ​with Safety ​First propaganda, to resist impassioned appeals ​designed to boost our too slender ​panel of S. & R. Volunteers. 
-boost our too slender ​p:​-Inel ​of S. & Volunteers. + 
-l' u sh mishaps usually fall into one of those ti-rue ​categories +Bush mishaps usually fall into one of those three categories: 
-(1) Lost, strayed, ​Thla7red ​and overdue. + 
-(2) Casualty (accident). +  - Lost, strayed, ​delayed ​and overdue. 
-(3) Casualty (burnt off). +  ​- ​Casualty (accident). 
-hope to rlevoto ​a brief article - brief, that is, if I can +  ​- ​Casualty (burnt off). 
-,,.cOntrol ny pen once I get under 1Ta.._ ​about each of these. But not tonight, Josephine. Until.' ​get around to giving you the G.G. on these ponderous problems, have a good look at the counsel on the back of the iivaks pregv..arraeend if you!ro tooweary to read my subsequent treatises, ​7ouril ​find it in dehydrated ​forLL there. + 
-Moanlivhile, I want to give you notice of the Annual Search and Rescue Practice Week-end, occurring on the weekend of 20-21-22nd May. All invited. The locale is kept secret till the lest -claent ​to simulate the conditions of a fair dinkum S. R. job. ,L1 the information offered is that the rail fare will be less than V-. "​Lost"​ parties will probably decamp on Friday night and searchers on Saturday a m. At time of writing (mid-March) I can't give any more gen. but should be able to expand this in an announcement at the May General Meeting.+hope to devote ​a brief article - brief, that is, if I can control my pen once I get under way - about each of these. But not tonight, Josephine. Until get around to giving you the G.G. on these ponderous problems, have a good look at the counsel on the back of the walks programmeand if you'​re ​too weary to read my subsequent treatises, ​you'​ll ​find it in dehydrated ​form there. 
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 +Meanwhile, I want to give you notice of the Annual Search and Rescue Practice Week-end, occurring on the weekend of 20-21-22nd May. All invited. The locale is kept secret till the last moment ​to simulate the conditions of a fair dinkum S. R. job. All the information offered is that the rail fare will be less than 6/-. "​Lost"​ parties will probably decamp on Friday night and searchers on Saturday a.m. At time of writing (mid-March) I can't give any more gen. but should be able to expand this in an announcement at the May General Meeting.
  
 Till next month when I will explain how easy it is to get lost, cheers. Till next month when I will explain how easy it is to get lost, cheers.
  
-MARK MORTON PRIMITIVE RESERVE +---- 
- + 
 +=== Mark Morton Primitive Reserve. === 
 At the Annual General Meeting a letter was read from the Minister for Lands in which he advised that the various matters relating to the area in question, including that of an aerial survey for the purpose of classification of the various types of country embraced by the Reserve, are still under consideration. At the Annual General Meeting a letter was read from the Minister for Lands in which he advised that the various matters relating to the area in question, including that of an aerial survey for the purpose of classification of the various types of country embraced by the Reserve, are still under consideration.
- . . 
-WAIPOUA FDREST N.Z. At the PaoificScience Congress it was resolved to 
-EHTFili-6EEPT67.Z.7-7foverriffieril;​ the importance cf this forest as a sample 
-of unique plant association tol3e proserved absolutely intact and surrounded by a suitable zone. 
-16. 
-THE LI RR.A.PY 
-The following publications receiverl contain articles of interest to S.-R.y. members - 
-f;THE TASMATIA T7AHr- OC,t. 1C.143, An nual Magazine of the Hobart 
-Conservationists in Tasmania also have their troubles. The 
-Hobart Walking Club supported the Scenery Preservation Board and the to Field National park Hoard in tlicir opposition to the proposed 
-exclusion of several thousan2 acres fro_: th,-, Et. National Park 
-of viro:Ln eucalypt forest Th Australian Newsprint 71.11s seek this area as -1. tillber concession. 
-Descriptions are given of trips to the Snowy Range, 30 miles west of Hobart, 0hudieirt. Lakes (behind the north-west escarpment 
-of th,2 Central Platoala), rinison taki:s, Mt. Gell and Upper Franklin Valley, and the Innias Track (Plion to Liena and Windero to Tuilab). An attempt to climb Federation Peak is also described. 
-'17E rE,',​T)0uRuT11 WALJR u, 1049: Contains the following:- 
-tory of the head of the Murray River country, under the shadow of Mts. Kosciusko and Townsend; full information on Wilson s Promontory (reserved as National Park); an article for conservationists - nA Now Deal for National Parks;fl Bogong High Plains and Dargo High Plains ct, 8c a description of walking country in Australian Capital Territory. 
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-===== Gossip. =====+----
  
 +=== Waipoua Forest - NZ. ===
  
-Those who may have wondered where Mouldy Harrison disappeared to will be interested to hear that recently written from New Zealand, and has given us news of members over there. He met Joan and Jack Hunter and their three children, also Ted Dollimore, who is luring visitors to New Zealand - he writes for the Tourist Bureau there.+At the Pacific Science Congress it was resolved to impress on the N.Z. Government the importance of this forest as a sample of unique plant association to be preserved absolutely intact and surrounded by a suitable zone. 
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 +===== The Library. ===== 
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 +The following publications received contain articles of interest to S.B.W. members: - 
 + 
 +=== "The Tasmanian Tramp" - Oct. 1943, Annual Magazine of the Hobart Walking Club. === 
 + 
 +Conservationists in Tasmania also have their troubles. The Hobart Walking Club supported the Scenery Preservation Board and the Mt. Field National Park Board in their opposition to the proposed exclusion of several thousand acres from the Mt. Field National Park of virgin eucalypt forest. The Australian Newsprint Mills seek this area as a timber concession. 
 + 
 +Descriptions are given of trips to the Snowy Range, 30 miles west of Hobart, Chudleigh Lakes (behind the north-west escarpment of the Central Plateau), Denison Lakes, Mt. Gell and Upper Franklin Valley, and the Innes Track (Pelion to Liena and Windermere to Tullah). An attempt to climb Federation Peak is also described. 
 + 
 +=== "The Melbourne Walker",​ 1949: === 
 + 
 +Contains the following:​- 
 + 
 +Articles giving interesting history of the head of the Murray River country, under the shadow of Mts. Kosciusko and Townsend; full information on Wilsons Promontory (reserved as National Park); an article for conservationists - "A Now Deal for National Parks";​ Bogong High Plains and Dargo High Plains; & a description of walking country in Australian Capital Territory. 
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 +===== Gossip. ===== 
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 +Those who may have wondered where "Mouldy" ​Harrison disappeared to will be interested to hear that he has recently written from New Zealand, and has given us news of members over there. He met Joan and Jack Hunter and their three children, also Ted Dollimore, who is luring visitors to New Zealand - he writes for the Tourist Bureau there.
  
 Mouldy himself has been flying a great deal and appears to have enjoyed it all very much. Mouldy himself has been flying a great deal and appears to have enjoyed it all very much.
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 Copied from a recent newspaper. The engagement of Betty Taylor to John Batty, congratulations and good wishes. Copied from a recent newspaper. The engagement of Betty Taylor to John Batty, congratulations and good wishes.
  
-Our ex Assistant Secretary Jim Brown and Kath Hardy were married on Saturday 26th. Tom Moppott ​was M.O. at the wedding and Jim, with part of his mind still in 'Ingersoll', commenced his speech "Mr. President"​. Perhaps he caught that murmur from the assembled Bush Walkers "Point of Order" because he started all over again with "​Ladies and Gentlemen"​.+Our ex Assistant Secretary Jim Brown and Kath Hardy were married on Saturday 26th. Tom Moppett ​was M.C. at the wedding and Jim, with part of his mind still in "Ingersoll ​Hall", commenced his speech "Mr. President...". Perhaps he caught that murmur from the assembled Bush Walkers "Point of Order" because he started all over again with "​Ladies and Gentlemen"​.
  
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 ===== The Gruesome Twosome. ===== ===== The Gruesome Twosome. =====
  
-by The Forestry Logs+by The Forestry Logs.
  
 As Clemmie says there are a lot of suckers in the Club - those who are sucked in and the bloodsuckers who do it. This one member and one prospective (both of the weaker sex) found out to their sorrow one Friday. As Clemmie says there are a lot of suckers in the Club - those who are sucked in and the bloodsuckers who do it. This one member and one prospective (both of the weaker sex) found out to their sorrow one Friday.
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 Having an unsuspecting nature the certain young prospective,​ hearing the Social Secretary ask in a honeyed voice "Does anyone work near the Quay?" foolishly answered "I do". This was the beginning of the end for the prospective aforesaid and the member she sucked in. Having an unsuspecting nature the certain young prospective,​ hearing the Social Secretary ask in a honeyed voice "Does anyone work near the Quay?" foolishly answered "I do". This was the beginning of the end for the prospective aforesaid and the member she sucked in.
  
-At 12.50 p m. on Friday 18th they merrily set off for Albert Street to see a Mr, o. (something starting with H) on the first floor (she thought) to collect some photos (or something) for the exhibition. After they had sorted themselves out from the Farmers & Graziers Association and collected a projector in three sections from Mr. B of the basement, one stood guard in case Hercules came along and pinched them, while the other young hopeful dashed off for a taxi.+At 12.50 p.m. on Friday 18th they merrily set off for Albert Street to see a Mr. (something starting with H) on the first floor (she thought) to collect some photos (or something) for the exhibition. After they had sorted themselves out from the Farmers & Graziers Association and collected a projector in three sections from Mr. B of the basement, one stood guard in case Hercules came along and pinched them, while the other young hopeful dashed off for a taxi.
  
-All was peaceful in "​Ingersoll Hall". Except for a pyjama factory upstairs and a furniture shop downstairs nothing was to be seen. No caretaker dashed madly around with brooms or keys. In fact no caretaker. Three trips upstairs, round the back and over the road failed to reveal him. Then they decided to get a taxi back to work, it now being 2.10 pm. and instant dismissal seemed likely. Even a Vacuum Oil truck wouldn'​t give them a lift, but 15 minutes later they asked a policeman what to do. Finally it was decided to relieve the weight on their minds in a safe place, a police station in fact. All that remained to be done was to take them up there. Ha Ha! With a deep breath they took a grip, staggered some three feet and collapsed. Eight times the procedure was repeated to the delight of several helpful gentlemen (?) who smirked at them and asked and then went merrily on their way.+All was peaceful in "​Ingersoll Hall". Except for a pyjama factory upstairs and a furniture shop downstairs nothing was to be seen. No caretaker dashed madly around with brooms or keys. In fact no caretaker. Three trips upstairs, round the back and over the road failed to reveal him. Then they decided to get a taxi back to work, it now being 2.10 p.m. and instant dismissal seemed likely. Even a Vacuum Oil truck wouldn'​t give them a lift, but 15 minutes later they asked a policeman what to do. Finally it was decided to relieve the weight on their minds in a safe place, a police station in fact. All that remained to be done was to take them up there. HaHa! With a deep breath they took a grip, staggered some three feet and collapsed. Eight times the procedure was repeated to the delight of several helpful gentlemen (?) who smirked at them and asked "​Heavy?" ​and then went merrily on their way. Finally they reached the police station (Oh well, any port in a storm) and proceeded to upset all the official routine. The sight of two dishevelled females laden with formidable burdens and heaving great sighs and "​Ahhhs"​ all over the place was apparently unusual.
  
-Finally they reached ​the police station (Oh wellany port in storm) and proceeded ​to upset all the official routine. The sight of two dishevelled females laden with formidable burdens and heaving great sighs and aahs all over the place was apparently unusual.+They explained their sorry plight to the sergeant who picked up one casethen wisely called ​constable ​to get the other two. He confidently picked them up, staggered, then muttered "​Muscles!"​
  
-They explained their sorry plight to the sergeant who picked up one case, then wisely called a constable to get the other two. He confidently picked them up, staggered, then muttered "​Muscles" ​The aforesaid member and prospective decided to collect three big strong muscly men to bring the stuff from the station to the club. On returning to work at 3 p m. they also decided that in future if anyone wants some small thing done, just contact them and we guarantee that the answer is "No, no, a thousand times no!"+The aforesaid member and prospective decided to collect three big strong muscly men to bring the stuff from the station to the club. On returning to work at 3 p.m. they also decided that in future if anyone wants some small thing done, just contact them and we guarantee that the answer is "No, no, a thousand times no!"
  
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-NEW SOUTH WALES FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS+===== News From The Rucksack Front. =====
  
-Arising out of an enquiry submitted ​to the Tourist Bureau relevant to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the ChaletMount Kosciusko, the following reply has been received from the Department ​of Tourist Activities and Immigration and is promulgated for the information of all walkers.+In an endeavour ​to cater for all tastesPaddy has extended his range of steel frame rucksacksStock lines are now as follow :-
  
-T.RCompagnonis\\ +| | |__Capacity__|__Price.__| 
-HONSECRETARY.\\ +|"​Ladies"​|3 Pocket usual style. Leather fittings.|30 lbs.|£3: 5: 0.| 
-COPY.\\ +|"​Rover"​|4 Pocket Lightweight Duck bagWeb harness and fittings.|45 lbs.|£3:​13:​ 0.| 
-Deptof Tourist Activities & Immigration169 Phillip Street, SYDNEY9th March, 1949.+|"​Zipper"​|4 pocket Lightweight proofed duck bagSoft chrome leather harness. Zipped pockets.|45 lbs.|£4: 5: 0.| 
 +|"​Bushwalker"​|The old friendSturdy proofed duck bag4 pocketsLeather harness and fittings.| 45 lbs.|£4: 0: 0.|
  
-The Honorary SecretaryNew South Wales Federation ​of Bushwalking Clubs.+After experimenting for some months with the co-operation of walkersPaddy has re-designed the harness on all steel frame rucksacks. The new style keeps the top of the frame much nearer to the back.
  
-Dear Sir,+Paddy Pallin. Camp Gear For Walkers.
  
-I refer to your letter of the 14th February1949, regarding bush walkers and the purchase of supplies by them from the Chalet at Mt. Koseiusko. We desire, of course, to encourage tourists of every description to the area and to facilitate their enjoyment of their holidaysSuch supplies as are available at the Chalet and the Hotel Kosciusko will be purchaseable by members of hiking parties and we will endeavour to help them in every practicable way.+327 George StreetSydney'​Phone:​ BX3595.
  
-Howeverthere are certain observations which I would like to make and these are \\ +__Ski-ers please note:__ Paddy is importing Skiswaxes and Bindings ​from NorwayThese, together with locally produced equipment, should ​provide a full range of ski gearPrice list available soon.
-(a) Not all hikers using the area are members of the Walking Clubs. +
-The requests ​from the hiking party should be reasonable. I am informed that one such party arrived at 10.45 p m. and that other parties arrive at various times between 6.30 p m. and 9 p mAlthough they all received suppliesit is not  very fair or reasonable that these parties ​should ​request supplies at hours which would interfere with the off-duty hours of staff at the ChaletIt would be of great assistance, therefore, if your members visiting the area be informed that, as far as practicable,​ they should not request supplies at times requiring overtime by the Chalet staff.+
  
-The impression which your members got of a "cold reception"​ apparently was due to the fact that the party was informed that they should plan to arrive for supplies during what are accepted as normal working hours and it is understandable that a member of the staff whose duty it is to issue supplies would naturally not be very enthusiastic about being requested to open up the store and issue supplies at 10.45 p m.+----
  
-Our estimates for catering are based on the number of resident guests. It is impossible to carry extra stocks of bread, meat and other perishables just in case a week-end party would happen to call.+===== Circular ​New South Wales Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs=====
  
-It may be necessary therefore in certain circumstances ​to refuse ​to sell certain commodities,​ more particularly perishables ​and goods on short supply such as fancy biscuitstinned fruitsetc. I would  +Arising out of an enquiry submitted ​to the Tourist Bureau relevant ​to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the ChaletMount Kosciuskothe following reply has been received from the Department ​of Tourist Activities and Immigration ​and is promulgated for the information of all walkers.
-like you and your members to understand that refusal ​of any such goods to hiking parties is not evidence of lack of co-operation ​and it does not mean that the Chalet staff is not anxious to assist. +
-(b)  +
-(c) (a)+
  
-The bar at the Chalet is only open at various periods during the day and all hikers who have arrived during these periods have been servedIt is not considered that a hiking party should be served at whatever time they chance to arrive if the bar is closedTo do so would mean that I would have to pay overtime to staff attending to them.+T.RCompagnonis. Hon. Secretary.
  
-Many walking parties, not necessarily members of your club, invariably arrive in the most unkempt state wearing soiled and crumpled clothes. They freely use the, co=n rooms, +__Copy.__
-lounge, etc. of the Chalet ,and no objection is-talised to this provided that damage to the furnish IneA does not result. , In yret wez-ther, for example, the carpet in the lounge which is a very valuable one is liable to heavyw ez-4. and marking from heavy hobnail boots covered with either ​ dust or mud according to the weather. All that is asked is that those hikers who use the amenities at the Chalet should make an endeavour, to spruse themselves up a trifle and take such steps as is necessary to ensure that the cleanliness of the house which is primarily for the use of resident guests is maintained.+
  
-It is the practice of walking parties to consign a number of packages of food addressed c/o the ChaletThis necessitates a departmental truck collecting the goods at Cooma and storing them at the Chalet awaiting the arrival ​of the partyThis service in the past was given free of charge but in view of the increased number of packages, I feel that a charge of say 3/- per package should be made to cover +Dept. of Tourist Activities & Immigration,​ 169 Phillip Street, Sydney9th March1949.
-cartagehandling and storage.+
  
-I would like to assure you that the Manager and staff of the Chalet have no animosity towards any well-behaved member of Bushwalking Clubs. As I have said, they are most anxious to help them is every way and all that is asked is that greater consideration be given to the fact that the Chalet is a guesthouse +The Honorary Secretary, New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. 
-concerned in the welfare of its guests. This means then that, at times, refusals to requests made by hiking parties may be unavoidable ​1:111t t12ese' ​should not be interpreted as indicative of an uncooperative attitude on the part of my staff in the area.+ 
 +Dear Sir, 
 + 
 +I refer to your letter of the 14th February, 1949, regarding bush walkers and the purchase of supplies by them from the Chalet at Mt. Kosciusko. We desire, of course, to encourage tourists of every description to the area and to facilitate their enjoyment of their holidays. Such supplies as are available at the Chalet and the Hotel Kosciusko will be purchaseable by members of hiking parties and we will endeavour to help them in every practicable way. 
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 +However, there are certain observations which I would like to make and these are: 
 + 
 +  - Not all hikers using the area are members of the Walking Clubs. 
 +  - The requests from the hiking party should be reasonable. I am informed that one such party arrived at 10.45 p.m. and that other parties arrive at various times between 6.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Although they all received supplies, it is not very fair or reasonable that these parties should request supplies at hours which would interfere with the off-duty hours of staff at the Chalet. It would be of great assistance, therefore, if your members visiting the area be informed that, as far as practicable,​ they should not request supplies at times requiring overtime by the Chalet staff. 
 +  - The impression which your members got of a "cold reception"​ apparently was due to the fact that the party was informed that they should plan to arrive for supplies during what are accepted as normal working hours and it is understandable that a member of the staff whose duty it is to issue supplies would naturally not be very enthusiastic about being requested to open up the store and issue supplies at 10.45 p.m. 
 +  - Our estimates for catering are based on the number of resident guests. It is impossible to carry extra stocks of bread, meat and other perishables just in case a week-end party would happen to call. It may be necessary therefore in certain circumstances to refuse to sell certain commodities,​ more particularly perishables and goods on short supply such as fancy biscuits, tinned fruits, etc. I would like you and your members to understand that refusal of any such goods to hiking parties is not evidence of lack of co-operation and it does not mean that the Chalet staff is not anxious to assist. 
 +  - The bar at the Chalet is only open at various periods during the day and all hikers who have arrived during these periods have been served. It is not considered that a hiking party should be served at whatever time they chance to arrive if the bar is closed. To do so would mean that I would have to pay overtime to staff attending to them. 
 +  - Many walking parties, not necessarily members of your club, invariably arrive in the most unkempt state wearing soiled and crumpled clothes. They freely use the common rooms, lounge, etc. of the Chalet, and no objection is raised to this provided that damage to the furnishings does not result. In wet weather, for example, the carpet in the lounge which is a very valuable one is liable to heavy wear and marking from heavy hobnail boots covered with either dust or mud according to the weather. All that is asked is that those hikers who use the amenities at the Chalet should make an endeavour to spruse themselves up a trifle and take such steps as is necessary to ensure that the cleanliness of the house which is primarily for the use of resident guests is maintained. 
 +  - It is the practice of walking parties to consign a number of packages of food addressed c/o the Chalet. This necessitates a departmental truck collecting the goods at Cooma and storing them at the Chalet awaiting the arrival of the party. This service in the past was given free of charge but in view of the increased number of packages, I feel that a charge of say 3/- per package should be made to cover cartage, handling and storage. 
 + 
 +I would like to assure you that the Manager and staff of the Chalet have no animosity towards any well-behaved member of Bushwalking Clubs. As I have said, they are most anxious to help them is every way and all that is asked is that greater consideration be given to the fact that the Chalet is a guesthouse concerned in the welfare of its guests. This means then that, at times, refusals to requests made by hiking parties may be unavoidable ​but these should not be interpreted as indicative of an uncooperative attitude on the part of my staff in the area
 + 
 +Should you so desire, I would be glad to have a general discussion with you regarding this matter at any convenient time.
  
-Should you so desire, I would be glad to have a general discussion tit'​Jajdu regarding this matter at any convenient time. 
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-(Sgned) H.E. Best. 5ECRETARY & DIRECTOR. 
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 +(Signed) H.E. Best. Secretary and Director.
  
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