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 If this area were added to Garrawarra it could admirably serve the purpose of encouraging national fitness with little further expenditure. It would be most desirable that permanent rangers should be appointed to protect the flora and fauna, supervise sanitation, control fires, undertake re-afforestation and provide fuel. Camping fees could be charged if necessary. If this were done thousands of walkers and campers of all ages would be enabled to enjoy their leisure in the bush and the surf without requiring building materials, roads, or departmental supervision. If this area were added to Garrawarra it could admirably serve the purpose of encouraging national fitness with little further expenditure. It would be most desirable that permanent rangers should be appointed to protect the flora and fauna, supervise sanitation, control fires, undertake re-afforestation and provide fuel. Camping fees could be charged if necessary. If this were done thousands of walkers and campers of all ages would be enabled to enjoy their leisure in the bush and the surf without requiring building materials, roads, or departmental supervision.
  
-ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE MAGAZINE.+====== Advertisements in the Magazine ======
  
 We are keen to get more advertisements for the magazine. They  serve two very useful purposes. Firstly they contain a lot of useful information - what you can get, where you can get it what it costs, We are keen to get more advertisements for the magazine. They  serve two very useful purposes. Firstly they contain a lot of useful information - what you can get, where you can get it what it costs,
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 "Have many gone out?" we asked. "​Mmm!"​ she nodded. "Have many gone out?" we asked. "​Mmm!"​ she nodded.
  
-At the Liverpool change-over,​ quite a bevy of bushwalkers joined us: so many indeed, that at Macquarie Fields the train, evidently tutored, like the milkman'​s horse, to wait so long and no longer, moved off with our President, Renee Browne and other notables still entertain a lady visitor (Jo Newland.)+At the Liverpool change-over,​ quite a bevy of bushwalkers joined us: so many indeed, that at Macquarie Fields the train, evidently tutored, like the milkman'​s horse, to wait so long and no longer, moved off with our President, Renee Browne and other notables still aboard. We shouted and waved and the creature halted docilely enough and allowed them to descend.
  
-REUNION PHOTOGRAPHS. +REUNION PHOTOGRAPHS\\ 
-To left: Ruby Payne-Scott, ​ffffl-Hall and Ray Kirkby porridge. +To left: Ruby Payne-Scott, ​Bill Hall and Ray Kirkby ​at porridge.\\ 
-Top right: Billie Davis and +Top right: Billie Davis and Bob Bright ​with prize- winning plain damper.\\ 
-IzT6I5-13-r-i,​ght ​with prize- +Middle left: Stan Madden enjoys his prize-winning fancy damper.\\ 
-winning plain damper. +Middle right: The President and daughter ​go visiting.\\ 
-Middle left: Stan Madden enjoys +Bottom ​left: Vice-President Roley Cotter and Treasurer Gil Webb entertain a lady visitor (Jo Newland.)\\ 
-his prize-winning fancy +Bottom right: The Social Secretary Edna Stretton with prop.\\ 
-damper. +Photographs by Peggy Bransdon and Phil Hall
-Middle ​'right: The President and ---EiiEfer-go visiting. +
-Bottom ​_left: Vice-President Roley+
-CO-t-te-i4--ghd ​Treasurer Gil Webb+
  
 + 
 +The walk along a dustless road through a green country side was very pleasant, and gallant boy scouts gave us a hand across the river, which proved rather a trap for the short legged. Our afternoon fireside, consequently,​ was adorned with a steaming pair of pale pink small-clothes,​ belonging to one of our ex-presidents. (Well, whose do you think?)
 +
 +And while speaking of the ford, we must express our admiration for Don Read, who left the joys of the Camp Fire to play St. Christopher to latecomers, and to wade the dark cold stream not once by many times.
  
-Bottom right: The Social Secre----Yaff-rgEia Stretton) with prop. - Photographs by +Once across the river and up the track, and presto it was on again - the old extraordinary fascination that lures us out year after year, to re-Une and communefree from prejudices of racescreed or politics, to meet on the common earth, the common ground - sometimesit seemsthe only common ground that is left to us in these contentious times. There was the unforgettableunforgotten smell of wood-smoke, the welcoming cup of tea, and greetings all along the line from households already established.
-Peggy Bransdon +
-and Phil Hall.,.a board.. We shouted ​and waved :​arid. ​the credture halted docilely enough and allowed them to'​descend. +
-The walk along a dustless +
-' rOad'​througha green country hide Was very pleasant,'efnd gallant boy scouts gave us. a handHadross ​the riverwhich proved rather a trap for the shortlegged Our afternoon.'​ firesideconsequently, was adorned with a steaming pair of pale pink small-clothesbelonging to_one ​of our ex- +
-presidenth. (liVel;,'​WT?​-Pse do you think?) +
-. And while speaking of the ford, we must express our admirationfor /Don Read, who left the joys of the Camp.Fire to +
-- play St... Christopher to latecomers, and to wade the dark +
-cold stream not once by many times.+
  
-Once across the river and up the track, and presto it was on again - the old extraordinary fascination that lures us out year after year, to re-Une and commune, free from prejudices of races, creed or politics, to meet on the common earth, the common ground - sometimes, it seeths, the only common ground that is left to us in these contentious times. There was the unforgettable,​ unforgotten smell of wood-smoke, the welcoming cup of tea, and greetings all along the line from households already established. 
 There was the Noble pair with half their family and a hat of such exceeding antiquity that its nobility, too, went without saying. There were the dark-eyed Moppetts with Nancy, surprisingly,​ blue-eyed as a forget-me-not;​ Jean Kirkby and Ray our excellent amateur dramateur, radiating vitality and galvanising his Thespians into action; there were the Duncans, come thither by car - Anice thriftily gathering waste bread for the old goats at home, Barry grown at least half a head since last reunion, and Frank with a little of the hospital pallor still upon him. Dorothy Hasluck and Edna Garrad, on the other hand, had a fine bloom of health from their recent holiday in the Victorian alps; and Max Gentles rosy apple complexion, as usual put Max Factor to shame. There was the Noble pair with half their family and a hat of such exceeding antiquity that its nobility, too, went without saying. There were the dark-eyed Moppetts with Nancy, surprisingly,​ blue-eyed as a forget-me-not;​ Jean Kirkby and Ray our excellent amateur dramateur, radiating vitality and galvanising his Thespians into action; there were the Duncans, come thither by car - Anice thriftily gathering waste bread for the old goats at home, Barry grown at least half a head since last reunion, and Frank with a little of the hospital pallor still upon him. Dorothy Hasluck and Edna Garrad, on the other hand, had a fine bloom of health from their recent holiday in the Victorian alps; and Max Gentles rosy apple complexion, as usual put Max Factor to shame.
  
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 Wal Roots tore himself from the delights of Kosciusko leaving Miriam and the babes still at the Chalet, and attended the function mothered by one of his numerous daughters - to wit, Daphne. David was there too, but of him more anon. The Armstrongs came by car, bringing civilised amenities such as a lamp of searchlight intensity, and a radio that refused, with suave insistence, to allow us to forget the excellence of Diomee brassieres, even in the bush, on a Sabbath morning. Wal Roots tore himself from the delights of Kosciusko leaving Miriam and the babes still at the Chalet, and attended the function mothered by one of his numerous daughters - to wit, Daphne. David was there too, but of him more anon. The Armstrongs came by car, bringing civilised amenities such as a lamp of searchlight intensity, and a radio that refused, with suave insistence, to allow us to forget the excellence of Diomee brassieres, even in the bush, on a Sabbath morning.
  
-Tarro came wit' ​music in his tongue and his fingertips. Hilma was there, of course, escorted by nephew Gavin - to whom she was heard to remark cryptically:​ "Gay, don't do anything the girls want to copy". Frank and Jean Ashdown brought Eileen, pretty as a picture; and curly-haired Frances Thorsen accompanied the Chardons.+Tarro came with music in his tongue and his fingertips. Hilma was there, of course, escorted by nephew Gavin - to whom she was heard to remark cryptically:​ "Gay, don't do anything the girls want to copy". Frank and Jean Ashdown brought Eileen, pretty as a picture; and curly-haired Frances Thorsen accompanied the Chardons.
  
 Jenny and Stan Madden came by truck - important persons these, since they brought the supper; and a very good supper too, of cocoa with plenty of body in it, and plum cake of quality unimpaired by its session in storage since March 11th. Jenny and Stan Madden came by truck - important persons these, since they brought the supper; and a very good supper too, of cocoa with plenty of body in it, and plum cake of quality unimpaired by its session in storage since March 11th.
  
-Paddy was present, with Katherine: what campfire would be complete without him? Those strong if not so silent men, Clem and Dormie, lent their charm to the proceedings,​ and Roley'​s head +Paddy was present, with Katherine: what campfire would be complete without him? Those strong if not so silent men, Clem and Dormie, lent their charm to the proceedings,​ and Roley'​s head twinkled sagely in the firelight. Phil Hall was there, and Bill Hall; Ruby Payne-Scott,​ Peg Bransdon, Maurie Berry, Duch Drewell; Shirley King; Tuggie, Stoddy; and the Body, alias Dorothy. Brigden, materialised out of the darkness during the evening.
-twinkled sagely in the firelight. Phil Hall was there, and Bill Hall; Ruby Payne-Scott,​ Peg Bransdon, Maurie Berry, Duch Drewell; Shirley King; Tuggie, Stoddy; and the Body, alias Dorothy. Brigden, materialised out of the darkness during the evening.+
  
-But we should not have begun this catalogue. We might say, with Browning: "There they are, my fifty men and women - " but there are fifty and more whom we have not mentioned, and if we essay +But we should not have begun this catalogue. We might say, with Browning: "There they are, my fifty men and women - " but there are fifty and more whom we have not mentioned, and if we essay a complete roll-call the editor (yes, he was there too) may chide and bid us proceed to the main event of the reunion, the camp-fire.
-a complete roll-call the editor (yes, he was there too) may chide and bid us proceed to the main event of the reunion, the camp-fire.+
  
 But before leaving this matter of the roll-call, we must remark that numerous as the attendance was, there Were yet many many gaps in the ranks. There were, for instance, no Pages, no McGregors, no Woods, no Harveys (meaning Brian and Jean) no Rolfes, no Wyborns, no Savages; no Crokers, no Mouldy (he docked a bare 24 hours late, returning from New Zealand) no Lawry (she broke a rib while taking a bath - always ,a risky proceeding) no Butlers, no Steads, no Roses, and above all no Dunc. How we missed her, moving unobtrusive from tent to tent, nursing the babies, photographing the toddlers, taking the tally of all the rising generation of bush walkers. We remembered how, in other years, she had given her precious time to provide each of us with an attractive little name-tag, shaped like a gum-leaf or a flannel flower, complete with cord to attach to the clothing, if any, or to encircle the neck of those who preferred the torso bare to the winds of heaven. But before leaving this matter of the roll-call, we must remark that numerous as the attendance was, there Were yet many many gaps in the ranks. There were, for instance, no Pages, no McGregors, no Woods, no Harveys (meaning Brian and Jean) no Rolfes, no Wyborns, no Savages; no Crokers, no Mouldy (he docked a bare 24 hours late, returning from New Zealand) no Lawry (she broke a rib while taking a bath - always ,a risky proceeding) no Butlers, no Steads, no Roses, and above all no Dunc. How we missed her, moving unobtrusive from tent to tent, nursing the babies, photographing the toddlers, taking the tally of all the rising generation of bush walkers. We remembered how, in other years, she had given her precious time to provide each of us with an attractive little name-tag, shaped like a gum-leaf or a flannel flower, complete with cord to attach to the clothing, if any, or to encircle the neck of those who preferred the torso bare to the winds of heaven.
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 No the reunion was decidedly not the same without Dunc. No the reunion was decidedly not the same without Dunc.
  
-Long before:we had finished our greetings and swallowed our frugal repast, night had fallen, as it had a habit of doing, and the trail of torches began to flicker towards the site of the camp fire. There was no moon, the stars were brightly shining as our opera addicts ​woulde ​be able to relate, there were no+Long before we had finished our greetings and swallowed our frugal repast, night had fallen, as it had a habit of doing, and the trail of torches began to flicker towards the site of the camp fire. There was no moon, the stars were brightly shining as our opera addicts ​would be able to relate, there were no
 mosquitoes. mosquitoes.
  
 The fire was built in two great piles, and the lighting. ceremony this year followed a different pattern. A prologue, spoken by Duch Drewell, informed us that one fire would be lit by two of the oldest members of the Club, and the other by two new members. These two pairs, Renae and Tarro, and Betty Degiden and Roy Bruggy, then took up the tale and by the light of the leading flames read their admirably written script, pledging themselves, as representing the Club past and present, to maintain the bushwalking ideals. The fire was built in two great piles, and the lighting. ceremony this year followed a different pattern. A prologue, spoken by Duch Drewell, informed us that one fire would be lit by two of the oldest members of the Club, and the other by two new members. These two pairs, Renae and Tarro, and Betty Degiden and Roy Bruggy, then took up the tale and by the light of the leading flames read their admirably written script, pledging themselves, as representing the Club past and present, to maintain the bushwalking ideals.
  
-Some community singing, wrung from us by Paddy, came next and praise is due /​...;​o ​the concert organisers, who provided four pages of song sheets with words of many old favourites. The roneoing of these, and the writing and memorising of half-a-dozen or more topical sketches, in prose and verse, must have called for hours of labour and concentration,​ and we who played the effortless part of audience were suitably grateful to the more agnementalities ​who set out to entertain us.+Some community singing, wrung from us by Paddy, came next and praise is due to the concert organisers, who provided four pages of song sheets with words of many old favourites. The roneoing of these, and the writing and memorising of half-a-dozen or more topical sketches, in prose and verse, must have called for hours of labour and concentration,​ and we who played the effortless part of audience were suitably grateful to the more agile mentalities ​who set out to entertain us
 + 
 +Exceedingly pleasant was the singing of the male voice choir, a quartet made up of Kevin Dean, David Roots, Bill Kinley and Gil Webb - joined, after the official concert was over by some twenty more, who harmonised late into the night, to the delectation of those sleeping by the camp fire. 
 + 
 +The investiture of the President was this year merely a matter of routine, as Tom Moppett, like President Roosevelt, broke all records by being elected for a third term of office.
  
-Exceedingly pleasant was the singing of the male voice choir, a quartet made up of Kevin Dean, David Roots, Bill Kinley and Gil Webb - joined, after the official concert was over, by some twenty more, who harmonised late into the night, to the delectation of those sleeping by the camp fire. 
-The investiture of the President was thiz year merely a matter of routine, as Torn Moppett, like President Roosevelt, broke all records by being elected for a third term of office. 
 Reflecting pensively on the topical sketches, one was forced to the conclusion that the prolonged intestinal troubles of Sydney'​s streets had left their mark on the authors'​ minds. What with Kinley'​s Clam Clamp Closet Closing System - a neat piece of workmanship,​ executed with wondrous speed and dexterity by its inventor, Bill Kinley; the Life Saver sketch, where the rescuers with stomach pump discovered that they were using the patient'​s gut as a conduit for the Pacific Ocean; and the tribulations of Prince Pedro the Vego, who sought to cure his lady love's carnivorous appetite by removing her large Intestine (rhymed ingeniously with antiphlogistine) we felt that we had been brooding on the bowel for half the evening. Reflecting pensively on the topical sketches, one was forced to the conclusion that the prolonged intestinal troubles of Sydney'​s streets had left their mark on the authors'​ minds. What with Kinley'​s Clam Clamp Closet Closing System - a neat piece of workmanship,​ executed with wondrous speed and dexterity by its inventor, Bill Kinley; the Life Saver sketch, where the rescuers with stomach pump discovered that they were using the patient'​s gut as a conduit for the Pacific Ocean; and the tribulations of Prince Pedro the Vego, who sought to cure his lady love's carnivorous appetite by removing her large Intestine (rhymed ingeniously with antiphlogistine) we felt that we had been brooding on the bowel for half the evening.
-The recent proposal to place visitors'​ books in alpine huts _formed ​the basis for a sketch in Whkh Dormie played the impassioned ​-poet burning to record his impressions and emotions, and not a scrap +The recent proposal to place visitors'​ books in alpine huts formed ​the basis for a sketch in which Dormie played the impassioned poet burning to record his impressions and emotions, and not a scrap 
-of paper available. Finally a tram-ticket was found -(nWhat, has he paid his fare as last?" Grace Jolley cried from the audience) ​int too late: Dormie had expired of frustration. At the Pearly Gates however, he was saved by the appearance of St.Peterwith a Book.+of paper available. Finally a tram-ticket was found - ("What, has he paid his fare as last?" Grace Jolley cried from the audience) too late: Dormie had expired of frustration. At the Pearly Gates however, he was saved by the appearance of St.Peter with a Book
 + 
 +Another brief sketch brought a despatch rider roaring into camp per motor bike with a special delivery parcel addressed to Mr. Hallstrom. Clemmie stepped into the limelight, and tore layer after layer of wrapping from the parcel, burning or burying the rubbish carefully as he proceeded. At last a smile dawned on his countenance - "Ah, my breakfast he cried, and revealed"​ - a giant cucumber. 
 + 
 +David Roots made several appearances as an actor and lyric-writer as well as a singer; and Edna Stretton handled the ingenue roles with her customary aplomb.
  
-Another brief sketch brought a despatch rider roaring into camp per motor bike with a special delivery parcel addressed to Mr. Hallstrom. Clemnie stepped into the limelight, and tore layer after layer of wrapping from the parcelburning or burying the rubbish carefully ​as he proceeded. At last a smile dawned on his countenance - "Ahmy breakfast he cried, and revealed"​ - a giant cucumber.+Ray Kirkbyas usual, was the mainspring ​and backbone ​of the performanceif one may mix one metaphors, and appeared successively ​as the Censor, laughing heartily, in his unofficial capacityat jokes submitted for the reunion, and then forbidding their use; as Pedro the Vega, mentioned previously, and as Fearless Fred of Bendethera, vainly trying to sustain life on thistles and nettles until led by Alan (Dormie) to  
 +one who could instruct him in living off the land.
  
-David Roots made several appearances as an actor and lyric- writer as well as a singer; ​and Edna Stretton handled ​the ingenue roles with her customary aplomb.+The banning of firearms at Era inspired a sketch featuring Phil Hall as a dejected Cupid, tastefully arrayed in wings and loincloth, lamenting that the edict extended to the use of bows and arrows: and what would become of Era without Cupid'​s darts?
  
-Ray Kirkby, as usual, was the mainspring and backbone of the performanceif one may mix one metaphorsand appeared successively as the Censor, laughing heartily, in his unofficial capacity, at jokes submitted for the reunion, and then forbidding their use; as Pedro the Vegamentioned previously, and as Fearless Fred of -5endetheravainly trying to sustain life on thistles and nettles until led by A'Ael (Dormie) to one who could instruct him in living off the land. +A note should be made on the bush-built stage props - bowsarrowseasellifesavers'​ line and reelall of which actually workedalthough constructed apparently ​of bits of stick tied together with bast.
-The banning ​of firearms at Era inspired a sketch featuring Phil Hall as a dejected Cupid, tastefully arrayed in wings and loincloth, lamenting tAat the edict extended to the use of bows and arrows: and what would become of Era without Cupidfs darts?+
  
-A note should be made on the bush-built stage props. - bows, ,arrows easel, lifesavers'​ line and reel, all of which actually worked, although constructed apparently of bits of stick tied together 'with bast. +In the midst of these frivolous items, but somehow entirely right, came Tarro with his marvellous gift of addressing a multitude as simply and naturally as though he were talking to one man over his camp fire. He spoke to us of Lazo our Volga boatman of many past concerts, dead lately in Tasmanian snows. We remembered him with pleasure and with regret, thinking of his music, his dignity and his pathos that belonged to a civilisation older than ours.
-In the midst of these frivolous items, but somehow entirely right, came Tarro with his marvellous gift of addressing a multitude as simply and naturally as though he were talking to one man over his camp fire. He spoke to us of Lazo our Volga boatman of mary past concerts, dead lately in Tasmanian snows. We remembered him with pleasure and with r3gret, thinking of his music, his dignity and his pathos that belonged to a civilisation older than ours.+
  
 The initiation ceremony for new members was the most hilarious we have had for some years. Their numbers were considerable and they made quite a long row, blindfolded,​ face to face, each armed with a plate of porridge and a spoon with which to feed his opposite number. There were bitter mutual recriminations as bergoo was thrust into ears, hair and any but the right spot, and it was as well that this item came at the end of the programme, so that some cleaning up could be done during supper. At the Grand Finish a female voice cried: "Will you please return all blindfolds, as they belong to my sister'​s baby". The initiation ceremony for new members was the most hilarious we have had for some years. Their numbers were considerable and they made quite a long row, blindfolded,​ face to face, each armed with a plate of porridge and a spoon with which to feed his opposite number. There were bitter mutual recriminations as bergoo was thrust into ears, hair and any but the right spot, and it was as well that this item came at the end of the programme, so that some cleaning up could be done during supper. At the Grand Finish a female voice cried: "Will you please return all blindfolds, as they belong to my sister'​s baby".
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 The chief item of interest on Sunday was the damper competition. There were two prizes, one for the plain unvarnished article composed of flour water and salt; and one for the fancy variety in concocting which the cooks might really let their heads go. The chief item of interest on Sunday was the damper competition. There were two prizes, one for the plain unvarnished article composed of flour water and salt; and one for the fancy variety in concocting which the cooks might really let their heads go.
  
-Jean Moppett, Renee Do gmar Browne and Miriam Steenbham were appointed judges, and competitors with many oohs and ahs from burnt fingers extracted their creations from the tin matrix, wrapped them in swaddling clothes and laid them before the three sages femmes (wise women, if you prefer it that way). +Jean Moppett, Renee Dogmar ​Browne and Miriam Steenbham were appointed judges, and competitors with many oohs and ahs from burnt fingers extracted their creations from the tin matrix, wrapped them in swaddling clothes and laid them before the three sages femmes (wise women, if you prefer it that way). 
-The only genuine damper, ​cocked ​nude in the ashes, was a repulsive looking little object tossed in by David Roots, but on being broken open it proved to be very good indeed. + 
-There were four or five entries in the plain section, and the judges sat nibbling them and reflecting so long that the owners began to look apprehensive,​ thinking that not a crumb would be left. There was a reason for the delay however, namely, the reluctance of the only fancy damper to leave its tin. Stan Madden was the IJaker, and he prised ​d,t up tenderly round the edges while Jenny hovered above, waving her plaits to mitigate the heat.+The only genuine damper, ​cooked ​nude in the ashes, was a repulsive looking little object tossed in by David Roots, but on being broken open it proved to be very good indeed. There were four or five entries in the plain section, and the judges sat nibbling them and reflecting so long that the owners began to look apprehensive,​ thinking that not a crumb would be left. There was a reason for the delay however, namely, the reluctance of the only fancy damper to leave its tin. Stan Madden was the baker, and he prised ​it up tenderly round the edges while Jenny hovered above, waving her plaits to mitigate the heat
 + 
 +At least the chef d'​oevre was detached and placed proudly before the judges. It was a luscious thing studded with fruit and nuts and was immediately awarded first prize in its class.
  
-At least the chef dIoevre was detached and placed proudly before the judges. It was a luscious thing studded with fruit and nuts and was immediately awarded first prize in its class. 
 First prize for the Plain went to Billie Davis for her toothsome product, and Gavin Talbot carried off second prize with his maiden effort, made under instruction from David Roots. First prize for the Plain went to Billie Davis for her toothsome product, and Gavin Talbot carried off second prize with his maiden effort, made under instruction from David Roots.
 +
 That with dips in the river, yarns in the sun and a little food absorbed from time to time, Sunday slipped away, and before we knew it, our Twenty-First Reunion was over. That with dips in the river, yarns in the sun and a little food absorbed from time to time, Sunday slipped away, and before we knew it, our Twenty-First Reunion was over.
  
-SECONDH-AND ​BUSHWALKING GEAR FOR SALE+SECOND HAND BUSHWALKING GEAR FOR SALE\\
 Ladies 3-pocket steel framed rucksack. Good cond. on Host. Ladies 3-pocket steel framed rucksack. Good cond. on Host.
-Phone Bus. BU3131. 30/-e+Phone Bus. BU3131. 30/-.\\ 
-Two-man white japara A tent 25/-. Two mosquito tent 7/6d. X +Two-man white japara A tent 25/-. Two mosquito tent 7/6d. X\\ 
-One-man lightweight mosquito tent 5/-. Brian Harvey. Phone Bus. BU3131.+One-man lightweight mosquito tent 5/-. Brian Harvey. Phone Bus. BU3131.\\
 X Regret unable to state whether tent covers two mosquitos or repulses them two at a time. - Ed. X Regret unable to state whether tent covers two mosquitos or repulses them two at a time. - Ed.
  
 ====== The Black Sheep of the Federation ====== ====== The Black Sheep of the Federation ======
  
-By Brian GHarvey.+By Brian G Harvey.
  
-The Sydney Bushwalkers was the first Club to raise a cry of protest against the distribution to children of the objectionable illustrated pamphlets advocating the making of snares and log-fall traps which destroyed our protected, and otherbirds and animals for the children'​s amusement.+The Sydney Bushwalkers was the first Club to raise a cry of protest against the distribution to children of the objectionable illustrated pamphlets advocating the making of snares and log-fall traps which destroyed our protected, and other birds and animals for the children'​s amusement.
  
 At a Federation meeting, Mr, Dick Graves (also known as "​Wontolla"​) admitted he was the author of the pamphlets and caused them to be published on behalf of a retail firm. Whilst denying - their harmful character the distributing firm, realising that the hunting instinct of the savage is strong in children, expressed regret at its thoughtless action and withdrew the pamphlets from circulation. Not, however, before practices which contravened Wild Life Preservation Acts had been instilled into many young minds. At a Federation meeting, Mr, Dick Graves (also known as "​Wontolla"​) admitted he was the author of the pamphlets and caused them to be published on behalf of a retail firm. Whilst denying - their harmful character the distributing firm, realising that the hunting instinct of the savage is strong in children, expressed regret at its thoughtless action and withdrew the pamphlets from circulation. Not, however, before practices which contravened Wild Life Preservation Acts had been instilled into many young minds.
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 On Anzac Day, Sunday 25th April, 1948, Bushcraft Association members were apprehended shooting in a Flora. and Fauna Reserve, breaking the law by the carriage and discharge of firearms on the Sabbath, and disregarding Federation'​s Objects. On Anzac Day, Sunday 25th April, 1948, Bushcraft Association members were apprehended shooting in a Flora. and Fauna Reserve, breaking the law by the carriage and discharge of firearms on the Sabbath, and disregarding Federation'​s Objects.
    
-Their contemporary in South Australia brought bad odour upon the bushwalking movement arising out of which this Club sought to have a resolution placed on Federation'​s books to the effect that Federation disapproved any publication,​ which directly or indirectly associated the author with it (the Federation) in respect of any book or article advocating the destruction of wild life whether animal or vegetable as a means of self-preservation (or amusement). This included the -snares and logfall ​traps. The motion was lost, +Their contemporary in South Australia brought bad odour upon the bushwalking movement arising out of which this Club sought to have a resolution placed on Federation'​s books to the effect that Federation disapproved any publication,​ which directly or indirectly associated the author with it (the Federation) in respect of any book or article advocating the destruction of wild life whether animal or vegetable as a means of self-preservation (or amusement). This included the snares and log fall traps. The motion was lost,as many Clubs had delegates who apparently suffered ​defective vision in their reading of the Constitution. 
-as many Clubs had delegates who apparen t1 si ffred defective vision in their reading of the Constitution. + 
-On 8th August, 1947, Federation adopted a Policy on National park, clause 9 thereof reading:- "This Federation deplores the use by the National Park Trust of the cabbage-tree palm, whether DEAD OR ALIVE' and parts of straight ,IMMAT7RE TREES for road signs/ OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE and considers their use AN ,INCITEMENT TO OTHERS to +On 8th August, 1947, Federation adopted a Policy on National park, clause 9 thereof reading:- "This Federation deplores the use by the National Park Trust of the cabbage-tree palm, whether DEAD OR ALIVE' and parts of straight, ​immature trees for road signs/ OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE and considers their use AN INCITEMENT TO OTHERS to follow these examples, and calls upon the Trust to set the public an example."​ 
-follow these examples, and calls upon the Trust to set the public an example...." + 
-The Federation,Constitution,inter alia reads +The Federation Constitution inter alia reads
-OBJECTS, 2(3) To promote the establishment and preservation of national parks and primitive areas, and reserves for the protection of native flora and fauna.." + 
-2(4) "To prevent the spoilation of the bush, natural +OBJECTS, 2(3) To promote the establishment and preservation of national parks and primitive areas, and reserves for the protection of native flora and fauna."​ 
-scenery and wild life and TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC OPINION to appreciate and Preserve these things."​ + 
-MEMBERSHIP may be granted to "All Associations and persons which or who....subscribe'to the objects ​cf the/Federation...''​ +2(4) "To prevent the spoilation of the bush, natural scenery and wild life and TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC OPINION to appreciate and Preserve these things."​ 
-Notwithstanding the foregoing/ i 9th April tens of thousands of readers of "Home Magazine" ​werr galed with an illustrated + 
-article depicting ​membGrs ​of the- ,​ncraft ​Association at work on +MEMBERSHIP may be granted to "All Associations and persons which or who subscribe to the objects ​of the Federation.
-the CABBAGE-TREE PALM thatched with its SAPLING and bracken beds, others making a rope from torn up grass6s,and a lad robbing a wild beesfnest, in no other venuel, if you please, ​tha-1 that of NATIONAL PARK, where ALL flora and far= are protected. The article went on + 
-' ​to say interalia:- ,'Each Weekend more than 100 members of the Bushcraft Association live off the land in NATIONAL PARK. ' ​...... ​these enthusiasts snare animals and fish with thorns. They have a varied diet' ​of rabbit, deer, fish, eels and grubs. Foxes and wild +Notwithstanding the foregoing,  ​9th April tens of thousands of readers of "Home Magazine" ​were regaled ​with an illustrated article depicting ​members ​of th eBushcraft ​Association at work on 
-cats are hunted, , Even wild beest nests are not robbed INDISCRIMINATELY. The ASsOciation ​originated during the war when Mr. R. Graves found himself in charge of jungle rescue in the Pacific"​. +the CABBAGE-TREE PALM thatched with its SAPLING and bracken beds, others making a rope from torn up grasses,and a lad robbing a wild bees nest, in no other venue, if you please, ​than that of NATIONAL PARK, where ALL flora and fauna are protected. The article went on to say interalia : 'Each Weekend more than 100 members of the Bushcraft Association live off the land in NATIONAL PARK. 'these enthusiasts snare animals and fish with thorns. They have a varied diet of rabbit, deer, fish, eels and grubs. Foxes and wild cats are huntedEven wild bees nests are not robbed INDISCRIMINATELY. The Association ​originated during the war when Mr. R. Graves found himself in charge of jungle rescue in the Pacific"​. 
-A no more incriminating indictment could have been illustrated to supp-ort ​the charge we brought against them. What a marvellous build up for an approach to the Government for the representation of conserVationalists: ​and bird lovers on the Park Trust, for the broadening of the terms of the Flora and Fauna Protection ​Ac Z7 as desired by the Federation. I don'​t ​kthink1:11 + 
-For years our conservationists have worked hard and have endeavoured and succeeded in 'placing the blishwalking ​movement on a high plane; in teaching that we should pass through the bush without destruction,​ leaving no mark save our 'hobnail footprints; in gaining the recognition and confidence of Government Departments in our sincerity of thought and action in the establishment and preservation of national parks and reservesfor ​wild life: to be regarded by the general public as recreationists and not oddities and crackpots, and last, bub not least, to observe the Laws, particularly as regard those applying to bushwalking. +A no more incriminating indictment could have been illustrated to support ​the charge we brought against them. What a marvellous build up for an approach to the Government for the representation of conservationists ​and bird lovers on the Park Trust, for the broadening of the terms of the Flora and Fauna Protection ​Act as desired by the Federation. I don'​t ​think ! 
-Unfortunately for these idealists, the Bushcraft ​AssociatiOn ​is linked with this Club by common affiliation with the Federation and any action by the Bushcraft Association reflects upon us. Through + 
-such link olitsiders ​may conclude that we acquiesce in the Association'​s teachings. Nothing is further from the truth. +For years our conservationists have worked hard and have endeavoured and succeeded in placing the bushwalking ​movement on a high plane; in teaching that we should pass through the bush without destruction,​ leaving no mark save our hobnail footprints; in gaining the recognition and confidence of Government Departments in our sincerity of thought and action in the establishment and preservation of national parks and reserves for wild life: to be regarded by the general public as recreationists and not oddities and crackpots, and last, but not least, to observe the Laws, particularly as regard those applying to bushwalking. 
-The article in the "Home Magazine"​ was in blatant disregard for the Federation'​s Constitution and policy as outlined earlier, and + 
-incited the reading public to follow in the breaking of laws and regulations,​ and the further destruction of National Park. +Unfortunately for these idealists, the Bushcraft ​Association ​is linked with this Club by common affiliation with the Federation and any action by the Bushcraft Association reflects upon us. Through 
-With the foregoing in mind, the S.B.W. at the April Federation +such link outsiders ​may conclude that we acquiesce in the Association'​s teachings. Nothing is further from the truth. 
-Meeting moved: "That in view of the "S.W. Bushcraft Association'​s continued disregard for the Federation'​s Constitution to which they subscribed on affiliation,​ their-name be struck from the list of affiliated associations"​. Discussion on this far-reaching motion was curtailed by the application of the "​gag"​ and the motion lost, much to the disgrace of other delegates ​whO did Hot have the courage of their convictions and who were content ​tb 'have the Federation'​s name (and thAr aNn.)still dragged in the mud. A subsequent motion by the C.M.W. That the N.S.W. Bushcraft Association be invited either to subscribe to Federation'​s aims and -constitutd,​on ​or else consider whether they should tender their resignation"​ was carried, but imnedi,​9.te ​notice to rescind the motion was given by the University Bushwalkers,​ the stonewall tacticians of the Council. + 
-In effect, we proceeded nowhere and the Bushcraft ​4ssociation's game goes on. Just how long this Club will tolerate the position without positive action will not be difficult to assess. I have chronicled the events which led up to the expulsion motion and I leave it to the reader to judge if we were in the wrong.+The article in the "Home Magazine"​ was in blatant disregard for the Federation'​s Constitution and policy as outlined earlier, and incited the reading public to follow in the breaking of laws and regulations,​ and the further destruction of National Park. 
 + 
 +With the foregoing in mind, the S.B.W. at the April Federation Meeting moved: "That in view of the S.W. Bushcraft Association'​s continued disregard for the Federation'​s Constitution to which they subscribed on affiliation,​ their name be struck from the list of affiliated associations"​. Discussion on this far-reaching motion was curtailed by the application of the "​gag"​ and the motion lost, much to the disgrace of other delegates ​who did not have the courage of their convictions and who were content ​to have the Federation'​s name (and theirs) still dragged in the mud.  
 + 
 +A subsequent motion by the C.M.W. ​"That the N.S.W. Bushcraft Association be invited either to subscribe to Federation'​s aims and constitution ​or else consider whether they should tender their resignation"​ was carried, but immediate ​notice to rescind the motion was given by the University Bushwalkers,​ the stonewall tacticians of the Council. 
 + 
 +In effect, we proceeded nowhere and the Bushcraft ​Association's game goes on. Just how long this Club will tolerate the position without positive action will not be difficult to assess. I have chronicled the events which led up to the expulsion motion and I leave it to the reader to judge if we were in the wrong.
  
  
 ====== Safety in the Bush - Lost or Overdue ====== ====== Safety in the Bush - Lost or Overdue ======
    
 +By Jim Brown
 +
 +Do you want to get lost or overdue? Its a push-over. Here's how.
 +
 +1 Don't look at a map before you go out .. let someone else do it.
 +
 +2.Don'​t take map or compass with you. Go lightweight.OR
 +
 +3 Take them but don't trouble to look at then until you're sure you are astray. OR
 +
 +4.Take them and look. at them and pretend you can use them if you can't.
 +
 +5.Rely on finding the minor tracks shown on your map - even if was published last century.
 +
 +6.Rely on your memory - someone else led you there before.
 +
 +7.Always reckon on 30 miles per day - 25 if it is very rugged. ​
 +
 +8. Don't tell anyone where you are going. If you do, tell a non-walker and tell them verbally. It means nothing to them.
  
-By Jim Brown. +9.On long hard trips never start before ​10am
-,. r.; +
-Do you -want t'o get lost ...or overaUe? +
-, It's a 1?​1,​1.(A.-over. '​Here'​s how. , +
-c: +
- - c - 7.  +
-- ::.T.. .  +
-1 ,,,. Don'it loolrat a ,map before ynOu go_ put .., let qoaric one else ao i '... ton,r.E. take map.-or compass with 7O.:LI. - go -lightweight +
-, OR +
-3,, Take theam but don+t trouble to lOolc at tiqou :until -you'​re .sure , youti.,Q astray +
-4.7 Take ,them, and lo ok. at them, ". and pretend you can 115r; them if +
-you -can i t ). ,., , .. . , .. 5. 'Rely on finding the minor trabks showri orplyour map - even if +
- was published last ,century. +
-.. +
-6.. r_ Rely on yolr memory -..-,sorp eon.,e else Led yyti,"​-thr ei befol-'​e... Alvg1a7s rec-40p.'​_on. 30 ini.1.0: per dal T., 25 if _/..4,1.,d verv,:​riri..ggQd.  +
- ​-3,​-;​):​. +
-,,​Don'​t te.1l. avone whei7,​0"​...youipe go:​ing'?​ ,- 4f :7-94., do, ,​1Pi'​..?:​k a. non- +
-'​alkeill and tell-them-2v'​e'​rbally. ' It -1:11- 8-.,nS nollincf., to -paem. On ?- . - , , -: ' ., +
-9,',- ' ,:lorig 1-16:r triiys-neVer tart before ​-1Q a m. -.+
  
 +10. Don't trouble about getting back. There may be a train or bus. 
    
-And ,e5f course, the extra. s:peoial,...vxa7of getting into strife+And, of course, the extra. ​special way of getting into strife is separating. You recall the little boy who considered it was all right to find a grub in apple but thought it a poor show find half a grub. That'the S&R reaction to split partiesIts tough going trying to find a lost party at times ; trying to find the raggle taggle scattered straying bits of a lost group is murderPlease, please keep the party together, particularly in tough country, more particularly if they include inexperienced walkersPlease 
  
-is S-eparatin-g. You recall the little boy whdo considered it was all +But being members ​of SBW you don't do these things do you ? Right Mr/Mrs/Miss Smarttry your hand at this quiz. No prizes, save the satisfaction ​of knowing ​your maps.
-right to find. a grub in applen but thciughit. a poor show find +
-tugh er p-1,..i gh`311--.vii?​.g find 5.1opt pa:Fty.,at. try`in,​...To -"​find +
-tAe, bits;of ,a lost , gr ol.:p is +
-Murder.. lese,L pleae,_ le a r.41 keep t 'at pa. ty. toge_thr r ?7, pj..r<​tAs- +
-ularly in tough country, ibre" pIrtibuia if the IT inc lud,​e-inexper''​="​- +
- eed or cw ea k'​wa-ik-Crs 151,​3a:​8-e +
-; ,,,. . 4, +
-But being me7,99Rs. Qr/. SRY, 7Pu..70.onl ​t.do p ose thi,ngs, of. cowse. Do you? Ri git6.11WND?​p,/lap hand at,tbj,:s map quiz+
-no prizes, ​-  +
-save the- "sat ;LS ac maps, +
-_ . +
- -c ' +
-1. You have a nilibaT mar, Liveri5dc31 a:rea, one inch to one mile: +
-r f,Q110-vvi p.g ri dge , sbown Qn your map (when oriented) in a straighF, line from tile-right han d. side '​towards the left. The +
-country is scrubby and visibility poor, and there kire quite a number ​of branching ridges.. 77-ou depid.,e to work by cos +
-Now :z9,3.7.r compass bea rinf, will e 51-ctLes..4- 1210"​-deg. +
-cm4 - :501 dee. 61i 2e1-deg ?  +
-2,- We said the dge wals strait. ourIgive to (41.ow it. for +
-exactly the 111:4th of ithrire SquareA ;" al:ong. +
-a spur; ':​1711.E.J _no;vi. 10. a5 aLmo, and v5u reckon you :70./ze +
-akrg almo m p h .o ou l5O-Lki1d ,look : out for the ridge +
-,70 t, , +
-Too bad, but gonle- b. xf-g. went Wrong, so you arrived tybu +
- e +
-? - +
-10-bo.11'​t t.,​.troubie.10Out:​ getting. -.bac , TherA! may be. a train' or -. +
-l. +
-destination a day overdue.,. Naturally you go immediately to the place marked P* on the map, because that is: Pub: Police Static: Pound: Post Office: Penitentiary.,​ +
-Didyou say Police Station to No03 above? If so, you were +
-wrong. Of coure, it may not be a bad notion to look in on the constabulary in case some well meaning relative has already set the +
-alarums ringing. But it rs most important to save those relatives from distress by goi g first to the post office and wiring them. (This has not always been done by overdue walkers - be warnedi) It might not be a bad plot to wire Paddy too - just in case he 's +
-organising search parties. After all, your folk may be so relieved to know you're safe, they'​ll forget what -the7'​ve startedPaddy, isn / t likely to have any emotional reaction on your particular behalf and will cancel search plans if any+
  
-By the wayyour people know they must panic only by numbersI hope? It must be 4 properly organised panic, with a delayed ,action fuse so that they don't blow up until you'​re ​24 hours overdue. Of course, , if they manufacture McQuackenshawrs Krisp Krunchy Dog Biscuits, or Simone'​ Adele 's Vitri '1 Soap for Baby's Skin, they should lose no time in going to the newspapersThis won't help +1. You have a military mapLiverpool areaone inch to one mile: 
-find you, but they'​ll get wonderful cheap publicity out of itIf they'​ve nothing ​to sell, and are concerned only about your miserable carcaselt /s far better to 'phone Paddy or the S &R Contact Man (telephone numbers on back of Walks Programme ).+You'​re ​following a ridge shown on your map (when oriented) ​in a straight line from the right hand side towards the left. The country is scrubby and visibility poorand there are quite a number ​of branching ridgesYou decide ​to work by compass. Now your compass bearing will be : 15 degrees, 94120, 270, 301 or 261 degrees ?
  
-About our mapping quiz, now did I hear you say that you don't need to know that rubbish to get by? No you don't - if you're always led, and always stick by that leader, , may come, a day When you feel the urge to do something really BIG or NEW - to break unfamiliar ground ( to you, anyway) - and then there'​s no substitute ​for knowingfor instance that it should be 261-degand 11.5 a m.+2.We said the ridge was straight. You have to follow it for exactly the width of three grid squaresthe turn south along a spur.  
 +The time is now 10.25 am and you reckon ​you are walking at 3 miles per hour. You should look out for the ridge south at 10.5010.40 or 11.5, 11.40, 11.30.
  
-By the wayClub membership is about 280The S&R panel of volunteers that go look for the delayed and battered numbers barely 20 from this Club. Was it of this Churchill said "Never have so many left so much to so few?" WellWas it?+3.Too badbut something went wrong, so you arrived at your destination a day overdueNaturally you go straight ​to the place marked P on the map because that is a Pub, Police Station, Pound, Post OfficePenitentiary?
  
-Something about Casualties next month.+4. Did you say Police Station to No 3 above? If so, you were wrong. Of course, it may not be a bad notion to look in on the constabulary in case some well meaning relative has already set the alarms ringing. But it is most important to save those relatives from distress by going first to the post office and wiring them. (This has not always been done by overdue walkers - be warned) It might not be a bad plot to wire Paddy too - just in case he's organising search parties. After all, your folk may be so relieved to know you're safe, they'​ll forget what -they'​ve started. Paddy, isn't likely to have any emotional reaction on your particular behalf and will cancel search plans if any.
  
 +By the way, your people know they must panic only by numbers, I hope? It must be a properly organised panic, with a delayed action fuse so that they don't blow up until you're 24 hours overdue. Of course, , if they manufacture McQuackenshaw'​s Krisp Krunchy Dog Biscuits, or Simone Adele'​s Vitrio1 Soap for Baby's Skin, they should lose no time in going to the newspapers. This won't help find you, but they'​ll get wonderful cheap publicity out of it. If they'​ve nothing to sell, and are concerned only about your miserable carcase, It's far better to phone Paddy or the S &R Contact Man (telephone numbers on back of Walks Programme.)
 +
 +About our mapping quiz, now did I hear you say that you don't need to know that rubbish to get by? No you don't - if you're always led, and always stick by that leader. There may come a day when you feel the urge to do something really BIG or NEW - to break unfamiliar ground (to you anyway) - and then there'​s no substitute for knowing, for instance that it should be 261-deg. and 11.5 a m.
 +
 +By the way, Club membership is about 280. The S&R panel of volunteers that go look for the delayed and battered numbers barely 20 from this Club. Was it of this Churchill said "Never have so many left so much to so few?" Well, was it?
 +
 +Something about Casualties next month.
  
 ====== Geology for the Bushwalker ====== ====== Geology for the Bushwalker ======
  
-That the nature of the land surface and of the underlying rock and that these in turn largely determine the flora and fauna, was the theme of Allen Strom'​s lecture on Friday night. In less than an hour, he had made +That the nature of the land surface and of the underlying rock and that these in turn largely determine the flora and fauna, was the theme of Allen Strom'​s lecture on Friday night. In less than an hour, he had made this point very clear by reference to the formation of the main types of rock and lantern slides showing the scenery to which they give rise. It was important in conserving area that habitat groups of typical flora and fauna associated with the different types of rock eg. granite and sandstone should be selected.
-this point very clear by reference to the formation of the main types of rock and lantern slides showing the scenery to which they give rise. It was important in conserving area that habitat groups of typical flora and fauna associated with the different types of rock -e g. granite and sandstone should be selected.+
  
 Allen fitted a lot of information into a short space of time, but the audience was always able to follow with interest, as the questions which he answered later proved. At the end of the lecture Allan Hardie gave the lecturer and the listeners the benefit of his knowledge of animalcules together with a striking Allen fitted a lot of information into a short space of time, but the audience was always able to follow with interest, as the questions which he answered later proved. At the end of the lecture Allan Hardie gave the lecturer and the listeners the benefit of his knowledge of animalcules together with a striking
 illustration of the cycle of erosion. He pointed out that if we stood out in the weather long enough we would disintegrate too. illustration of the cycle of erosion. He pointed out that if we stood out in the weather long enough we would disintegrate too.
 +
  
 ====== Rolling On ====== ====== Rolling On ======
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 , of the story. , of the story.
  
-When eventually the equipment was retrived ​from the Police Station and set up ready for projection, no films were to be found. The impression seemed to be that a representative from the W.E.A. was coming with films and making a short address. By 8.15 p m. there was no representative and no films, so the Social Secretary'​s Deputy Assistant for the evening, Jess Martin, went to telephone the W.E.A. The public phone box in Crown Street was occupied by two Cornel Wilde louts having an hilarious conversation with, obviously a girl, and after waiting impatiently for some minutes she rung from a box at Darlinghurst and found that the films were still in the library. It was now 8.30 p m. Leaping on to a tram Jess sped, or +When eventually the equipment was retreived ​from the Police Station and set up ready for projection, no films were to be found. The impression seemed to be that a representative from the W.E.A. was coming with films and making a short address. By 8.15 p m. there was no representative and no films, so the Social Secretary'​s Deputy Assistant for the evening, Jess Martin, went to telephone the W.E.A. The public phone box in Crown Street was occupied by two Cornel Wilde louts having an hilarious conversation with, obviously a girl, and after waiting impatiently for some minutes she rung from a box at Darlinghurst and found that the films were still in the library. It was now 8.30 p m. Leaping on to a tram Jess sped, or 
-more precisely rattled, to the Quay, where six cans of film were handed out, with a remark that they were rather heavy. Time raced on so a taxi was found and, after a ten yards, another fare going in the same direction was taken aboard and dropped before Crown St. Then the taxi driver was stopped by a police car which had been following him - "​picking up another fare whilst already engaged", ​showihg ​his "​Vacant sign whilst occupied, etc." After some involved discussion he was allowed to proceed, the driver taking the long way round the block to avoid the same police car. The time was now about 8.40 p m. and many of the members despairing of seeing any films, had departed.+more precisely rattled, to the Quay, where six cans of film were handed out, with a remark that they were rather heavy. Time raced on so a taxi was found and, after a ten yards, another fare going in the same direction was taken aboard and dropped before Crown St. Then the taxi driver was stopped by a police car which had been following him - "​picking up another fare whilst already engaged", ​showing ​his "​Vacant sign whilst occupied, etc." After some involved discussion he was allowed to proceed, the driver taking the long way round the block to avoid the same police car. The time was now about 8.40 p m. and many of the members despairing of seeing any films, had departed.
  
 The Social Secretary, not knowing What was entailed, had asked Jess to take charge of the films and return them to the W.E.A. by 8.45 a m. on the Monday, to which she had innocently agreed. But the question was how to get the equipment home? Maurie Berry and Vic Bolton lent a hand and carried it on to the pavement The Social Secretary, not knowing What was entailed, had asked Jess to take charge of the films and return them to the W.E.A. by 8.45 a m. on the Monday, to which she had innocently agreed. But the question was how to get the equipment home? Maurie Berry and Vic Bolton lent a hand and carried it on to the pavement
 in Oxford Street where they vainly hailed taxis. Evidently they didn't look like good fares standing surrounded apparently by loot. Then Maurie had a brainwave, and rang for a Hire Car Which disposed of them at the bus stop at Wynyard and took Jess and her impedimenta home. in Oxford Street where they vainly hailed taxis. Evidently they didn't look like good fares standing surrounded apparently by loot. Then Maurie had a brainwave, and rang for a Hire Car Which disposed of them at the bus stop at Wynyard and took Jess and her impedimenta home.
  
-Monday morning isAa-Ver the best.- It was worse with this added bayden. But chivalry still survives. Friend brother-in- +Monday morning isAa-Ver the best.- It was worse with this added bayden. But chivalry still survives. Friend brother-in- law came to the rescue, walked to the local rank and brought a taxi 
-law came to the rescue, walked to the local rank and brought a taxi +
 les les
 to the door, loaded the gear in and off to the W.E.A. - to arrive before the allotted time, and deposit it at the office doorstep. Thus ended the Club's second weight-lifting exhibition. to the door, loaded the gear in and off to the W.E.A. - to arrive before the allotted time, and deposit it at the office doorstep. Thus ended the Club's second weight-lifting exhibition.
 +
  
 ====== Federation Notes - April Meeting ====== ====== Federation Notes - April Meeting ======
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 A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
  
-Yes, we all had a good trip at Easter, ​biassed ​as we were with the finest weather we have had for years. Kanangra Walls area is getting somewhat the worse for wear. Broken bottles, tins and other disgusting jetsam are to be seen everywhere - even, alas! in places whore the motor tourist is not normally wont to go. By comparison the Kowmung looked lovelier than ever. The wet seasons we have had were reflected in the lush grass end the green serenity of the mountainsides. Dense stands of Casuarina saplings augur well for the replacement of those lovely giants which succumbed to drought and fire in the lean years.+Yes, we all had a good trip at Easter, ​blessed ​as we were with the finest weather we have had for years. Kanangra Walls area is getting somewhat the worse for wear. Broken bottles, tins and other disgusting jetsam are to be seen everywhere - even, alas! in places whore the motor tourist is not normally wont to go. By comparison the Kowmung looked lovelier than ever. The wet seasons we have had were reflected in the lush grass end the green serenity of the mountainsides. Dense stands of Casuarina saplings augur well for the replacement of those lovely giants which succumbed to drought and fire in the lean years.
  
  
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