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kennettj [Report on Deputation to Under Secretary for Lands]
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kennettj [Federation Notes]
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 **BUSHCRAFT ASSOCIATION.** After a delay of four or five months, allegedly occasioned by the lighting restrictions,​ the suspended Association replied to the Federation'​s ultimatum that the Association subscribe to the Constitution and Policy to consider resigning. The reply was indirect, stating that the findings of the recent S,B.W, three-man delegation to the Associations Waterfall camp would answer the Federation'​s query. As the S.B,W, had not received the report, the matter remained open and the position obscure. The River Canoe Club then moved that the suspension be lifted. This was bitterly opposed by the Coast and Mountain Walkers who, in asking the B.C.A. delegate if this Association ever used green bush material, received a non-committal reply. The C.M.W. thereupon produced recently hewn sticks bound with green vine declared in a sworn declaration to have been obtained from the Association'​s camp. The delegate stoutly denied his Association'​s responsibility,​ avowing someone had visited the campsite and erected a bush table (similar to Boy Scout'​s version). The six or seven trees cut down at the campsite "were probably cut down by the National Park Trust"​. The Rover Ramblers supported the B.C.A. Someone else expressed the somewhat forlorn hope that by retaining the Bushcrafters in the Federation they might come around to our comprehension of conservation. The S.B.W. said it was useless endeavourdng to educate youth to appreciate the bush by teaching it various ways of destroying it, that the method was retrograde. The Bush Club stressed the soil erosion aspect of destruction of green material and trees. A wearying discussion dragged on for two hours over the same stony road as has been traversed many times in the last two years or so, and the motion was finally put by the '​gag'​ and carried 17 to 12, so that we are now back in precisely the same position as last March when our delegates were instructed by the Annual General Meeting to call for the Bushcraft Association'​s expulsion from the Federation because of disregard for our understanding of the Federations Constitution and Policy. **BUSHCRAFT ASSOCIATION.** After a delay of four or five months, allegedly occasioned by the lighting restrictions,​ the suspended Association replied to the Federation'​s ultimatum that the Association subscribe to the Constitution and Policy to consider resigning. The reply was indirect, stating that the findings of the recent S,B.W, three-man delegation to the Associations Waterfall camp would answer the Federation'​s query. As the S.B,W, had not received the report, the matter remained open and the position obscure. The River Canoe Club then moved that the suspension be lifted. This was bitterly opposed by the Coast and Mountain Walkers who, in asking the B.C.A. delegate if this Association ever used green bush material, received a non-committal reply. The C.M.W. thereupon produced recently hewn sticks bound with green vine declared in a sworn declaration to have been obtained from the Association'​s camp. The delegate stoutly denied his Association'​s responsibility,​ avowing someone had visited the campsite and erected a bush table (similar to Boy Scout'​s version). The six or seven trees cut down at the campsite "were probably cut down by the National Park Trust"​. The Rover Ramblers supported the B.C.A. Someone else expressed the somewhat forlorn hope that by retaining the Bushcrafters in the Federation they might come around to our comprehension of conservation. The S.B.W. said it was useless endeavourdng to educate youth to appreciate the bush by teaching it various ways of destroying it, that the method was retrograde. The Bush Club stressed the soil erosion aspect of destruction of green material and trees. A wearying discussion dragged on for two hours over the same stony road as has been traversed many times in the last two years or so, and the motion was finally put by the '​gag'​ and carried 17 to 12, so that we are now back in precisely the same position as last March when our delegates were instructed by the Annual General Meeting to call for the Bushcraft Association'​s expulsion from the Federation because of disregard for our understanding of the Federations Constitution and Policy.
  
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 The disease of erosion has been allowed to eat deeply into the flesh of this country. The Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales has been called in as physician and surgeon, but we have been called in after the desease has become well established. We are now required to cure. To prevent would have been wiser, more effective and much more economical. As well as curing the current erosion on those lands already affected, we are also occupied in preventing it. The disease of erosion has been allowed to eat deeply into the flesh of this country. The Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales has been called in as physician and surgeon, but we have been called in after the desease has become well established. We are now required to cure. To prevent would have been wiser, more effective and much more economical. As well as curing the current erosion on those lands already affected, we are also occupied in preventing it.
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