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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
  
-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 bc, indoctrinated with Safety First propaganda, to resist ​impassionod ​appeals designed to boost our too slender panel of S. & R. Volunteers.+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 by, indoctrinated with Safety First propaganda, to resist ​impassioned ​appeals designed to boost our too slender panel of S. & R. Volunteers.
  
 Bush mishaps usually fall into one of those three categories: Bush mishaps usually fall into one of those three categories:
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-==== 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.
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 === Waipoua Forest - NZ. === === Waipoua Forest - NZ. ===
  
-At the Pacific Science Congress it was resolved to impress on teh 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.+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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 |"​Rover"​|4 Pocket Lightweight Duck bag. Web harness and fittings.|45 lbs.|£3:​13:​ 0.| |"​Rover"​|4 Pocket Lightweight Duck bag. Web harness and fittings.|45 lbs.|£3:​13:​ 0.|
 |"​Zipper"​|4 pocket Lightweight proofed duck bag. Soft chrome leather harness. Zipped pockets.|45 lbs.|£4: 5: 0.| |"​Zipper"​|4 pocket Lightweight proofed duck bag. Soft chrome leather harness. Zipped pockets.|45 lbs.|£4: 5: 0.|
-|"​Bushwalker"​|The old friend. Sturdy proofed duck bag, 4 pockets. Leather harness and fittings.| 45 lbs. £4: 0: 0.|+|"​Bushwalker"​|The old friend. Sturdy proofed duck bag, 4 pockets. Leather harness and fittings.| 45 lbs.|£4: 0: 0.|
  
 After experimenting for some months with the co-operation of walkers, Paddy has re-designed the harness on all steel frame rucksacks. The new style keeps the top of the frame much nearer to the back. After experimenting for some months with the co-operation of walkers, Paddy has re-designed the harness on all steel frame rucksacks. The new style keeps the top of the frame much nearer to the back.
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 327 George Street, Sydney. '​Phone:​ BX3595. 327 George Street, Sydney. '​Phone:​ BX3595.
  
-__Ski-ers please note:__ Paddy is importing Skis, waxes and Bindings from Norway. These, together with locally ​produed ​equipment, should provide a full range of ski gear. Price list available soon.+__Ski-ers please note:__ Paddy is importing Skis, waxes and Bindings from Norway. These, together with locally ​produced ​equipment, should provide a full range of ski gear. Price list available soon.
  
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-NEW SOUTH WALES FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS+===== Circular - New South Wales Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs. =====
  
 Arising out of an enquiry submitted to the Tourist Bureau relevant to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the Chalet, Mount Kosciusko, the following reply has been received from the Department of Tourist Activities and Immigration and is promulgated for the information of all walkers. Arising out of an enquiry submitted to the Tourist Bureau relevant to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the Chalet, Mount Kosciusko, the following reply has been received from the Department of Tourist Activities and Immigration and is promulgated for the information of all walkers.
  
-T.R. Compagnonis\\ +T.R. Compagnonis. ​Hon. Secretary
-HONSECRETARY.\\ + 
-COPY.\\ +__Copy.__ 
-Dept. of Tourist Activities & Immigration,​ 169 Phillip Street, ​SYDNEY. 9th March, 1949.+ 
 +Dept. of Tourist Activities & Immigration,​ 169 Phillip Street, ​Sydney. 9th March, 1949.
  
 The Honorary Secretary, New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. The Honorary Secretary, New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs.
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 Dear Sir, 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. Koseiusko. 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.+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.
  
-However, there are certain observations which I would like to make and these are \\ +However, there are certain observations which I would like to make and these are:
-(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 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.+  - 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.
  
-Our estimates for catering are based on the number ​of resident guestsIt is impossible ​to carry extra stocks ​of breadmeat and other perishables just in case a week-end party would happen ​to call.+I would like to assure you that the Manager and staff of the Chalet have no animosity towards any well-behaved member of Bushwalking ClubsAs 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 thatat 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.
  
-It may be necessary therefore in certain circumstances to refuse to sell certain commoditiesmore particularly perishables and goods on short supply such as fancy biscuits, tinned fruits, etc. I would  +Should you so desire, I would be glad to have a general discussion with you regarding this matter at any convenient time.
-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 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, co=n rooms, 
-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 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 1:111t t12ese'​ 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 tit'​Jajdu regarding this matter at any convenient time. 
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-(Sgned) H.E. Best. 5ECRETARY & DIRECTOR. 
-(e)  
-(f)  
-(g)  
  
 +(Signed) H.E. Best. Secretary and Director.
  
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