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-======THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER======+**THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER**
  
 A monthly Bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalkers,​ C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. A monthly Bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalkers,​ C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney.
  
-No. 178\\ +**No. 178  SEPTEMBER, 1949 Price 6d**
-SEPTEMBER, 1949\\ +
-Price 6d+
  
-EditorAlex Colley, 55 Kirribilli ​ +|**Editor**| Alex Colley, 55 Kirribilli Ave., Milson'​s Point|  
-Production Asst: Bill Gillam ​Ave., Milson'​s Point.  +|**Production Asst**| Bill Gillam |  
-Sales and SubsHelen Brooks +|**Sales and Subs**| Helen Brook| 
-Production and Business ManagerBrian Harvey +|**Production and Business Manager**| Brian Harvey ​| 
-Typed by Jean Harvey ​+|**Typed** | Jean Harvey ​|
  
-=====CONTENTS=====+**CONTENTS**
   
  
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-=====Editorial=====+===== Editorial ​- Club Meetings ​=====
  
-**Club Meetings** 
  
 Every month since the Club began there has been a meeting of members. In the early days many of the members were experienced speakers well versed in the rules of debate. They were individualists who firmly believed in the practice of free speech and were very ernest in their task of establishing Sydney'​s first mixed recreational walking club. Consequently the debates were often intense, though by no means lacking in humour. Many meetings were spent in deciding the name of the Club and in discussing the constitution. Sometimes things got too serious. On one famous occasion the meeting was divided into the ayes one side of the room and the noes on the other, in order to satisfy everyone that the count was correct. Then there was the famous hatchet burying ceremony at a subsequent reunion. ​ Every month since the Club began there has been a meeting of members. In the early days many of the members were experienced speakers well versed in the rules of debate. They were individualists who firmly believed in the practice of free speech and were very ernest in their task of establishing Sydney'​s first mixed recreational walking club. Consequently the debates were often intense, though by no means lacking in humour. Many meetings were spent in deciding the name of the Club and in discussing the constitution. Sometimes things got too serious. On one famous occasion the meeting was divided into the ayes one side of the room and the noes on the other, in order to satisfy everyone that the count was correct. Then there was the famous hatchet burying ceremony at a subsequent reunion. ​
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 Myles Dunphy reported at length on the deputation to the Under Secretary for Lands on 29th July. The meeting had been attended by 20 representatives,​ including delegates from the Federation and eight Myles Dunphy reported at length on the deputation to the Under Secretary for Lands on 29th July. The meeting had been attended by 20 representatives,​ including delegates from the Federation and eight
-of the affiliated Walking Clubs. The deputation had pointed out that the approach was a continuation of the Garrawarra petitions of sixteen years ago, and that the objective was resumption of the whole 350 acres of alienated land and addition toGarawarra Park. The Under Secretary had heard them at length, assured then of sympathetic attentionand stated that their case would be placed before the Minister. +of the affiliated Walking Clubs. The deputation had pointed out that the approach was a continuation of the Garrawarra petitions of sixteen years ago, and that the objective was resumption of the whole 350 acres of alienated land and addition to Garawarra Park. The Under Secretary had heard them at length, assured then of sympathetic attention and stated that their case would be placed before the Minister.
  
-As a rider to his report Myles added that he had hoard from FraT-11c Mains or the Rucsap ​Club, who .was bitterly opposed to resumption in any form - that the ,​sha("​Ic owner,​i ​had not 1een +As a rider to his report Myles added that he had heard from Frank Adams of the Rucsac ​Club, who was bitterly opposed to resumption in any for, that the shack owners ​had not been consulted, that they would fight to hold their tenancies, ​and implied that the Rucsac club was not committed ​by the statements ​of Federation delegates to the Minister for Lands.
-consulted., , that fight to hold their tena-nci „ and implied that the Rucoac lub was not committed ​b7 the staterr-ent.c ​of Federation delegates ​to the '​Minister Tor Lands. +
-+
-Marie Byles co ntinued the Era '​debate with a hi3tory of the efforts to have the area resumed: she related now the ros=r.tion had been budgetedf or in 1C44, 1945 and 104,, , each c';1-1 tiThe the ideal had. not been realj:sed. ..About- that date (104c) the Recreal3ional Areas Committee of National Fitnoss ,became inte,​rested„ primari,iy with the object of assisting the BuShwalkers,,​ The Fiede-fation had written ​to the Minister for Education supporting a reslimption through the Recreational Areas Committee. Marie doubted whether the County Council, or the Lands Dc,​parthent,​ would :be pre7eared to cause hardship to the shack owners, are moved_ that .we write to Gordon Young, advising him_ that our dup:rtation to the Under Secretary for Lands had brought, no coninrete resialtS, and we therefore hoped that he would forgive our vacillating tendenrty, and conti-nue with his project for Era resumption. • +
-Allan. .Hardie RromPtly gave, hi sup.port. Me was glad, he said, to see Marie Byles. and I'​llyles"​nanphy prr-,​•sont..at he ono time, so that we may hoar both. sides of the-case ii-xcsionted at the one meeting. This vould .raly the acid bath to the .nigger in the WodcThile He now reveled tha,t 11.-a.lional Fitness was • Austreli..:​A. s Ssrreb Weapon, devised as a demoeratic answer to the outn 1,. :agl.Les of Hitler:is Germany; this was our way of keeping the young pcol-ilo fit, of +
-making our cannon fodder tough and r-esil icnt Iiore, National Fitness was a body - with kindred ideals to Bushwaik(-3rs,​ and we should Welo orne thi.s chance of„,​col-operation with them. +
-- . . +
-Paddy Pallin was '​present and lent his' yoiee to the cause. He +
-was afraid, .hc, -told. us, that the National Fitnezps Coll.ncil had resolved against further consideration of Era, and -so '​uefor.e we abandoned dealing with the Lands r),​partment„ we shiould crieo ii-Thether money was available through the Minister for Edilcation. I-4 so, we shoi-ild definitely co-operate with the National ri,mss. If National Fitness were no longer interested, -then we were best_advised,​ to &ay with our Lands Department '​projent,​ for the Pe'​rrat1ouia reri Committee would. not sport another Era resumption plan for quite a time. +
-Myles Dunphy .answered..wit.h. some: doubt; about, the of Era in the hands of National Fitness, arid bbs'​er\red.-Hthat,​the. control of the area would. be in the har's of that Councilis Trustees. Buaih- +
-5. +
-walkers would have little say in its management, and the policy of that management may change over a pariod of time. Ho ojpoiled the motion strongly; we should not change our minde, but should persevere with the approach to the Minister fo:c. Lands. +
-Herb. '​Morris supported Myles, and was developing his argument along similar lines, when the gag was applied. The motion was put and lost. +
-In the brief ensuing business, Jo, and Herb, Yorrii were elected Federation Re-union camp delegates, and Athter. Gilroy as a Trustee for Garawarra Park. +
-Alan Wyborn read a resume of the meetings of the Forestry Advisory Council, but at about 10 p.m the lamps faced into sullen • smoky darkness, and the Bone was put into it et,pboa:c.d for another month.+
  
-ANNT.TAICONFERENCE OF THE FORESTRY ADVISORY COTTCrCIL.+Marie Byles continued the Era debate with a history of the efforts to have the area resumed: she related now the resumption had been budgeted for in 1944, 1945 and 1946, but each time the ideal had not been realisedAbout that date (1946) the Recreational Areas Committee of National Fitness became interested„ primarily with the object of assisting the Bushwalkers. The Federation had written to the Minister for Education supporting a resumption through the Recreational Areas Committee. Marie doubted whether the County Council, or the Lands Department would be prepared to cause hardship to the shack owners, and moved that we write to Gordon Young, advising him that our deputation to the Under Secretary for Lands had brought no concrete results, and we therefore hoped that he would forgive our vacillating tendencyand continue with his project for Era resumption
  
-At the fourth annual conference of the F.A.C., held on 10th +Allan Hardie promptly gave his support. ​He was gladhe said, to see Marie Byles. and Myles Dunphy ​present ​at the one timeso that we may hear both sides of the case presented at the one meetingThis would "apply the acid bath to the nigger ​in the woodpile"​ He now revealed that National Fitness was Australia'​s secret weapondevised ​as a democratic answer ​to the Youth Leagues ​of Hitler'​s Germany; this was our way of keeping ​the young people fit, of making ​our cannon fodder tough and resilientMoreNational Fitness was a body with kindred ideals ​to Bushwalkers, and we should welcome ​this chance ​of cooperation with them.
-and 20th July, the second notion on the a8enda, moved by Alan Wyborn, was "That the support ​d the FA.C. be requested for the resumption of 350 acres of privately owned land between National Park and Garawarra Park, and its addition to Garawarra Park". The motion ​was carried. Next on the list waN another S.B.T. motion - "That the support of the F.A.C. be sought for the resumption of Lots 14 and 15Narrow Neck Peninsula as an area for public recreation and as a roadless area". This motion was also moved by Alan luborn and was agreed toexcept that the roadless area Was questioned, aad it was decided that the F.A.C. should approach the Katoomba Council ​to discuss its p.dvisability. +
-Another motion of interest to aashwalkers was LThL‘t eters be taken (a) to inform the public of the enormous loose; both personal ​and national, caused by the present ​mthods of allowing fires to be used for clearing purpo5es00. and (b) to urge upon tha authorities ​the adoption of a procedure which will obviate such unjustifiable waste"​. This was also carried. Attention was also drawn to the damage done to forest litter and humus by slow autumn fLres. +
-Apart from -the motions inspired by the S.B,W, there was a resolution passed which stated ​that In view of the fact that our forests and bushlands are a vital moral and national asset, ​the Government be urged to set aside considerable areas free from all exploitation as national reserves, the said reserves to be closed sanctuarieL;​ for our unique flora and faur.a. That in view of the opening up of many forewted districts for timber aettng, the above resolution is one of particular urgenv". Sevez,e1 other specific projects were urged, including a sanctuary in the Delegate district a national Botanic Garden at Warrah Reserve, n. Natiol.al Park on the Blue Mountains and the reservation of the Hawkesbury River from Windsor ​to the seaboard. +
-Mr. R.F. Boyer, Chairman of the A.B.C., expressed some interesting and practical views in his address to the Conferenoe. He said "..... I speaknot as chairman of the Broadcasting Commission but as one Who has lived almost ell his life in the West, as one of the army of graziers about whcm hard things have been said and who have in their lifetime destroyed ​consf,​derabl amount of timber. We should think twice before changing some of our finest beaties. One can get no greater thrill than to see untouched primitive beauty in its most glorious form. My greatest thrill when I first went to the far West was in entering courtry Lhat had never been occupied. An are of 150 square miles had never had an axe in it and was as God had left it0 I was at heart conservative - I hated to think of roads being run through it or stock being ple.ced upon it, of its being shapened by the hand of mane -1.e.,t I have learned, and all Who tackle the forotry problem mrt lefIrn, that radicalism and change must go hand in hand with coneervation The idea is not merely to retain tracts ​of land but the establishment of national parks so that those who come after 'as can ace what the country looked like before man put his hand to it.„... This is our country ​and we have muc,'h to learn about ItWe must do more.in the preparation of tho land for the growth of food. We cannot agford to +
-keep large tracts of food land covered with timber, mply because it is timber. It must be measured ​with the problem of the world'​s need of food. We have an international obligation in the production cf food that we must, at our peril, achieve. These matters,in good faith and good will, must he considered in their relation ​to the whole problem of conservation and reforestation. There is no greater pleasure to menothing more aesthetically appealing, than to be lost in a great forest midst all the primaeval beauty-that takes one back into the dim recesses.of the past. The first task of the soil and conservation experts in this country is to see that timber is retained in areas where it is of economic value and' productive of primaeval beauty for posterity....."​ +
-Mr. E. Caines Phillips, Convenor of the Marping ection of the River Canoe Club,​advises that Map No 48,of ,;"'​ne Bellinger River (Brinerville to Urunga - including Back Creek and a short section of the South Arm of the Belling'​en) has now been comgleted and is available for perusal by those interested.+
  
-OUTDOOR FILMS OF AUSTRALIA._+Paddy Pallin was present and lent his voice to the cause. He was afraid, he told us, that the National Fitness Council had resolved against further consideration of Era, and so before we abandoned dealing with the Lands Department we should check wether money was available through the Minister for Education. If so, we should definitely co-operate with the National Fitness. If National Fitness were no longer interested, then we were best advised, to stay with our Lands Department project, for the Recreational Areas  Committee would not support another Era resumption plan for quite a time.
  
--000- +Myles Dunphy answered with some doubt about the future of Era in the hands of National Fitnessand observed that the control of the area would be in the hands of that Council's TrusteesBushwalkers would have little say in its managementand the policy of that management may change over a period of timeHe opposed the motion stronglywe should not change our mindsbut should persevere with the approach to the Minister for Lands
-AGAIN + 
-IN CDLO1TR +Herb Morris supported Myles, and was developing his argument along similar lines when the gag was appliedThe motion was put and lost
-CAN-07TVG- FYI TTTC'r P3,​72) kjkl + 
-tfl.:2; +In the brief ensuing businessJo and Herb Morris were elected Federation Re-union camp delegatesand Arthur Gilroy as a Trustee for Garawarra Park. 
-AOSEMBLY HALL101-iic AND TiARGAT.ET + 
-ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, ​;,,IST SI=1,717i, LT +Alan Wyborn read resume of the meetings of the Forestry Advisory Council, but at about 10 p.m the lamps faded into sullen smoky darkness, and the Bone was put into its cupboard for another month
-8 P.M+ 
-PROGRAMME. + 
-Canoeing:​ Down ​the Sncr n.can'​)e4,​! +===== Annual Conference of the Forestry Advisory Council ===== 
-and 3rashe3 anonEst rcang and gloious_scenev7+ 
-Also the YioliondillyBlagcrang Valley ​and Williams RiveFilm+ 
-Skiing:​- Spectacular:​ Sand Skiing on Ey(7.1-L3y +At the fourth annual conference of the F.A.Cheld on 10th and 20th July, the second notion on the agenda, moved by Alan Wyborn, was "That the support of the F.A.Cbe requested for the resumption of 350 acres of privately owned land between National Park and Garawarra Park and its addition to Garawarra Park". The motion was carried. Next on the list was another S.B.W. motion - "That the support of the F.A.C. be sought for the resumption of Lots 14 and 15Narrow Neck Peninsula as an area for public recreation and as a roadless area". This motion was also moved by Alan Wyborn and was agreed toexcept that the roadless area was questionedand it was decided that the F.A.C. should approach the Katoomba Council to discuss its advisability
-en + 
-Bushwalizing:​- f`Shoalhaven Col_ntryr. A emby-ar-Ing +Another motion of interest to bushwalkers was that "steps be taken (a) to inform the public of the enormous losses both personal and nationalcaused by the present methods ​of allowing fires to be used for clearing purposes and (b) to urge upon the authorities the adoption of a procedure which will obviate such unjustifiable waste"​. This was also carried. Attention was also drawn to the damage done to forest litter and humus by slow autumn fires. 
-..aar nmuwil + 
-TallongLong Pol.r.t, +Apart from the motions inspired by the S.B,Wthere was a resolution passed which stated that in view of the fact that our forests and bush lands are a vital moral and national asset, the Government be urged to set aside considerable areas free from all exploitation as national reserves, the said reserves to be closed sanctuaries for our unique flora and faunaThat in view of the opening up of many forested districts for timber gettingthe above resolution is one of particular urgency. Several other specific projects were urgedincluding a sanctuary in the Delegate districta national Botanic Garden at Warrah Reserve, a National Park on the Blue Mountains ​and the reservation of the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to the seaboard
-upBlIngo,-.2% end ç 170 Tall'r.s+ 
-A e(7,ne of +Mr. R.F. Boyer, Chairman of the A.B.C.expressed some interesting ​and practical views in his address to the Conference. He said ".. I speaknot as chairman of the Broadcasting Commission but as one who has lived almost all his life in the West, as one of the army of graziers about whom hard things have been said and who have in their lifetime destroyed a considerable amount of timberWe should think twice before changing some of our finest beautiesOne can get no greater thrill than to see untouched primitive beauty in its most glorious formMy greatest thrill when I first went to the far West was in entering country that had never been occupiedAn area of 150 square miles had never had an axe in it and was as God had left itI was at heart conservative - I hated to think of roads being run through it or stock being placed upon it, of its being shapened by the hand of man. Yet I have learned, and all who tackle the forestry problem must learn, that radicalism and change must go hand in hand with conservation. The idea is not merely to retain tracts of land but the establishment of national parks so that those who come after us can see what the country looked like before man put his hand to it. This is our country and we have much to learn about It. We must do more in the preparation of tho land for the growth of food. We cannot afford to keep large tracts of food land covered with timber,​simply because it is timber. It must be measured with the problem of the world'​s ​need of food. We have an international obligation in the production of food that we mustat our peril, achieveThese matters,in good faith and good willmust be considered in their relation to the whole problem of conservation and reforestation. There is no greater pleasure to menothing more aesthetically appealingthan to be lost in a great forest midst all the primaeval beauty that takes one back into the dim recesses of the past. The first task of the soil and conservation experts in this country is to see that timber is retained in areas where it is of economic value and productive of primaeval beauty for posterity....." 
-cooknF + 
-Snac• L,:hotzcs + 
-Neck and climbing Mt. + 
-KatoombaGovettYsPerry, Blue Gam and wild flowers+ 
-Barrier Reef:-Its coralfishes ​and native5Lon Palm and +MrE. Caines Phillips, Convenor of the Mapping section of the River Canoe Club, advises that Map No 48 of the Bellinger River (Brinerville to Urunga - including Back Creek and a short section of the South Arm of the Bellingen) has now been completed and is available for perusal by those interested. 
-aro + 
-Heron Island. + 
-Excellent coirmentat with special background music. + 
-All tickets; 2/7d inctaxReserd 2/? ioc taxPlan at Paddy Pallin'​s,​. ​327 George Sdney, +===== Clinton Valley - New Zealand =====
-until e7ening ()±0 EihowAlso at e fzom 14th Septemberor from Gordon Bilar'​d, +
-evenings ​and weekends+
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-CLINTON VALLEY - NEW ZEALAND 
  
 by Laurie Raynor Winning photograph at our Annual Exhibition by Laurie Raynor Winning photograph at our Annual Exhibition
  
-The judge, ​Nr. Eade, described this photograph as excellently turned out and technically faultless. The tonal quality was true without and the arrangement plain. There was a nice dark area in the front, while the mountains beyond and in the background gave a three dimensional effect. The white patch of snow in the middle foreground was a little too obvious and might have been lowered in tone. The interest of the photograph centred on the mountain at the back+The judge, ​Mr. Eade, described this photograph as excellently turned out and technically faultless. The tonal quality was true without and the arrangement plain. There was a nice dark area in the front, while the mountains beyond and in the background gave a three dimensional effect. The white patch of snow in the middle foreground was a little too obvious and might have been lowered in tone. The interest of the photograph centred on the mountain at the back.
  
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