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-THE SYDNEY BUSHW"​LKER +======The Sydney Bushwalker.====== 
-A monthly ​Bulletin ​of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, ​Ci- Ingersoll Hall, 236 Crown St., Sydney. + 
-No. 18$ JT.TLY, 1950 Price Od+A monthly ​bulletin ​of matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, ​C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. 
-EditorAlex Colley, 55 Kirribilli Ave., Milson?s Point + 
-Production and Business ManagerBrian Harvey +---- 
-Reporterc ​Jim Brown, + 
-Sales and SubsShirley Evans Production AsstBill Gill= Typed by Jean Harvey &-Shirley +===No. 188July, 1950Price 6d.=== 
-King + 
-CONTENTS +|**Editor**|Alex Colley, 55 Kirribilli Ave., Milson's Point|   
-Editorial The Walks Programme +|**Production and Business Manager**|Brian Harvey| 
-At the June General Meeting +|**Reporter**|Jim Brown| 
-Addition to the Library ​by Jess Martin ​Siedlecky?s A(1t. +|**Sales and Subs**|Shirley Evans
-Winter Journey, by Kath Drown +|**Production Asst**|Bill Gillam|  
-Wambling Down the Kowmung ​py Dorothy Hasluck +|**Typed by**|Jean Harvey & Shirley King| 
-Euroka Stockade, by Kevin Letters ​to the Editor + 
-Frank Leydon from Switzerland ​M7sterious K-,​toomba ​- Brian Harvey One Captain to a Ship: One Leader +=====In This Issue:​===== 
-to a Walk Ernie French + 
-Column 8* by Kevin Prdill +| | |Page| 
-Federation Notes +|Editorial ​The Walks Programme| | 1| 
-After the Deluge - Wh9,tPaddyYs ​advt. +|At the June General Meeting| | 2| 
-Page +|Addition to the Library|Jess Martin| 5| 
-1 +|Winter Journey|Kath Brown| 6| 
-2 +|Wambling Down the Kowmung|Dorothy Hasluck| 9| 
-+|Euroka Stockade|Kevin Ardill|11| 
-+|Letter ​to the Editor ​Frank Leydon from Switzerland| |15| 
-+|Letter to the Editor ​Mysterious Katoomba|Brian Harvey|17| 
-11 +|Letter to the Editor - One Captain to a Ship: One Leader to a Walk|Ernie French|17| 
-15 +|Column 8 1/2| Kevin Ardill|19| 
-17 +|Federation Notes| |20| 
-17 + 
-29 +=====Advertisements.===== 
-20 + 
-21 +| |Page| 
-EDITORIAL +|Siedlecki'​s Advt.| 5| 
-The Wnlks Procirmne +|After the Deluge - WhatPaddy'​s ​advt.|21| 
-The winter walks piogra=e ​is to hand. It foilhadews ​great + 
-exertions. On it there are 49 walks - 49 exparaitions ​into those +---- 
-allegedly dangerous and precipitous regions which the press describes as Pithe roughest country ​jn N.SOWQh The total distance covered in + 
-the 49 walks will be 917 miles. If ten people go on each walk they will cover, individually,​ 9,170 miles, while their trn in travels will +=====Editorial - the Walks Program.===== 
-aggregate enough passenger miles to encircle the globe. They will + 
-consume half a ton of foodstuffs. Their outiout ​of energy in climbing will be sufficient to raise 24 elephants to the top of Mount +The winter walks programme ​is to hand. It foreshadows ​great exertions. On it there are 49 walks - 49 expeditions ​into those allegedly dangerous and precipitous regions which the press describes as "​the ​roughest country ​in N.S.W." ​The total distance covered in the 49 walks will be 917 miles. If ten people go on each walk they will cover, individually,​ 9,170 miles, while their train travels will aggregate enough passenger miles to encircle the globe. They will consume half a ton of foodstuffs. Their output ​of energy in climbing will be sufficient to raise 24 elephants to the top of Mount Everest. Space does not permit an estimate ​of the number of words incidental to these activities. 
-Everest. Space does not permit an estim'​te ​of the number of words + 
-incidental to these activities. +The master-mind behind the programme is the Walks Secretary. Of the 49 leaders he approaches, only a few will take a pencil and immediately place on the programme a good walk complete with details. Many will dither for some time, or leave it to him to fill in details. ​He must try to get a good distribution of test walks, provide for the young and the old, the energetic and the lazy; and choose reliable leaders. Then there is checking, typing, proof-reading and many other incidentals. His job is complex, difficult and almost continuous, and the least he can expect from the people who are going to enjoy the walks is their co-operation. If he doesn'​t get it nobody could blame him for carrying out his threat of "​no ​walks no walks programme",​ or emulating his predecessors in office by hurrying off to a distant destination. 
-The master-mind behind the ,programme is the Walks Secretary. Of the 49 leaders he approaches, only a few will take a pencil and immediately place on the programme a good walk complete with details+ 
-. Many will dither for some time, or leave it to him to fill in details. ​Re must try to get a good distribution of test walks, provide for the young and the old, the energetic and the lazy; and choose reliable leaders. Then there is checking, typing, proof-reading and many other incidentals. His job is complex, difficult and almost continuous, and the least he can expect from the people who are going to enjoy the +---- 
-walks is their co-operation. If he doesn'​t get it nobody could blame him for carrying out his threat of tno walks no walks programme",​ or + 
-emulating his predecessors in office by hurrying off to a distant ​destination. +=====At The June General Meeting.===== 
-AT THE JUNE GENFTR:L yEETING.+
 Jim Brown. Jim Brown.
-We are at a loss to define the peculiar charm of a General + 
-Meeting at Ingersoll Hall on an evening of downpour (at the end of a +We are at a loss to define the peculiar charm of a General Meeting at Ingersoll Hall on an evening of downpour (at the end of a week of deluge), but there was a healthy roll-up of about 60 for the June General Meeting. ​We even had two new members, Rita Edwards and Bob Chapman, and perhaps because of the recent dearth of new talent the meeting accorded them the most vociferous welcome of recent times. 
-week of deluge), but there was a healthy roll-up of about 60 for the + 
-June General Meeting. ​he even had two new members, Rita Edwards and +Stemming from that part of the May minutes which recorded an allegation that a Committee member had refused to lead an official walk on the next programme, a report of Committee'​s investigation was read: the member alluded to, Jack Wren, had made his identity known, and claimed that his jocular comment in declining to lead a walk had been misinterpreted. Committee considered that this was undoubtedly the case, and it was pointed out in the report that, although ​it was desirable Committee members play a very active part in Club affairs, there were occasions when other commitments prevented them from leading official trips. At the present time, a Committee comprising 6 per cent of active strength supplied about 20 per cent of walks leaders. Alex Colley said he was sorry Jack Wren had not mentioned his pre-occupation at an earlier stage. He believed that all members, whether on committee or not, should be willing to lead walks if they were capable of leading and were not prevented from doing so by family or occupational ​ties. Disinclination was no excuse. Committee'​s report was adopted
-Bob Chapman, and perhaps because of the recent dearth of new talentthe meeting accorded them the most vociferous welcome of recent times. + 
-Stemming from that part of the May minutes which recorded an +Federation Bulletin contained a report that the Mark Morton Primitive Reserve had not been dedicated, and that the Forestry Department was considering exploiting the timber in the area. Enquiries ascertained that Federation had not resolved on any action, and that lack of surveyors had apparently precluded the definition of the boundaries of the Reserve. Later in the meeting it was resolved to communicate with the Forestry Advisory Council, transmitting the Conservation Bureau'​s information,​ and asking if they had any further information. 
-allegation that a Committee member had refused to lead an official + 
-walk on the next programme, a report of Committee'​s investigation was read: the member alluded to, Jack 'ren, had made his identity known, and claimed that his jocular comment in declining to lead a walk had been misinterpreted. Committee considered that this wasundoubtedly +A recommendation from the Committee that the Club Room be closed ​on the Friday when the following Monday was a public holiday was adopted. Supporting the motion, the Treasurer said about six members had been present an the Friday of King's Birthday Week-end, including two Committee members who appeared only to close the room. Someone commented ​"​A ​financial flop!" 
-the case, and it was pointed out in the report that, althou7,​h ​it was + 
-desirable Committee members play a very active part in Club affairs, there were occasions when other commitments prevented them from leading official trips. At the present time, a Committee comprising 6 per cent +The President announced that the time had arrived for a decision on compensation for Era Resumption. He stated that he had enquired into prices for similar sales near Jamberoo, ​and based his considerations ​on recent appreciation of land values, and a comparison with the estimated value for Portion 1. It appeared that £650 was a reasonable figure for our claim. Fred Kennedy moved that we submit a claim for that amount, and the motion was carried. Dormie enquired if we had heard from the Minister for Lands in response to our tentative offer to forego compensation under certain conditions, and was advised ​"acknowledgment only received". 
-of active strength suppliedabout 20 4981.7 ​cent of walks leaders. Alex Colley said he was sorry Jack Wren had/mentioned his pre-occupation at an earlier stage. He believed that all members,​whether on committee + 
-or not, should be willing to lead walks if they were capable of leading and were not prevented from doing so by family or occupational ​tie2. Disinclination was no excuse. Committee'​s report was adopted, +Walks Secretary Don Frost proved stiff-necked ​when he rose to speak of walks and walks programmes. With head held askew and many scarves about his suffering isthmus, he complained of the difficulty of securing walks and leaders for the programme, and of the lack of originality amongst walks, which induced members to go on private trips, so white-anting the official ​activities. ​Asst. Walks Secretary, Roy Bruggy, leapt to the aid of his General, and urged potential leaders to give a little thought to their walks and provide mileages, train times and the other details which made compilation of a programme an onerous job. 
-Federation Bulletin contained a report that the Mark Morton + 
-Primitive Reserve had not been dedicated, and that the Forestry Department was considering exploiting the timber in the area. Enquiries +The necessity of providing Test walks on the summer programme was questioned, and Gil Webb extended the idea with the suggestion that easy camping trips could cover all three official ​walks on summer week-ends, with successive parties on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday all making their way to say, Era. 
-ascertained that Federation had not resolved on any action, and that lack of surveyors had apparently precluded the definition of the + 
-boundaries of the Reserve. Later in the meeting it was resolved to communicate with the Forestry Advisory Council, transmitting the Conservation Bureau'​s information,​ and asking if they had any further information. +Rebellious Bill Gillam would not blame anyone for failing to put a walk on the programme. Several week-ends ago he had provided ​what he considered an interesting and original ​trip, which lapsed for lack of starters. The same week-end an easy jaunt to Euroka ​produced almost 30 members. ("​Personality of the leader" ​said the ubiquitous voice from the rear.) 
-A recommendation from the Committee that he Club Room be closed + 
-an the Friday when the following Monday was a public holiday was adopted. Supporting the motion, the Treasurersaid ​about six members had been present an the Friday of King's Birthday Week-end, including two Committee members who appeared only to close the roam. Someone +Don Frost rose again. He had not gone on Mr. Gillam'​s ​trip, he agreed (I can't speak any louder, you'll have to listen harder). He had gone to Euroka himselfHere, apart from his rigid neck, he would have reached up to his greatest stature. It proved, ​he contended, that Saturday afternoon walks were the best attended on the programme, but the hardest to secure. On the current ​programme, only one of the 1 1/2 day walks (Jim Hooper'​s) had shown originality
-commented ​hA financial flop' + 
-The President announced that the' ​time had arrived for a decision on compensation for Era Resumption. He stated that he had enquired +Dormie felt that the programme, ​as a matter of tradition, and for the welfare of the prospectives,​ should be filled as far as possible. The old walks were still new to new members and should continue to appear. Hang the prospectives,​ said Bill Gillam; why sweat and strain with test walks in the summer to provide 15 per cent of the club strength with a programme? 
-into prices for similar sales near Jamberool ​and based his considera- +
-tions on recent appreciation of land values, and a comparison with the +
-estimated value for Portion 1. It appeared that 650 was a reasonable figure for our claim. Fred Kennedy moved that we submit a claim for +
-that amount, and the motion was carried. Dormie enquired if we had +
-heard from the Minister for Lands in response to our tentative offer +
-to forego compensation under certain conditions, and was advised acknowledgment only received' +
-Walks Secretary Don Frost proved stiff-necke when he rose to speak of walks and walks programmes. With head held as'​kew ​and many +
-scarves about his suffering isthmus, he complained ​'of the difficulty of securing walks and leaders for the programme, and of the lack of +
-originality amongst walks, which induced members to go on private ​:trips, so white-anting the official ​activiti6s0 ​Asst. Walks Secretary, Roy Bruggy, leapt to the aid of his General, and arg&​si ​potential leaders to give a little thought to their walks and piovide mileageo, train times and the other details ​'which made compilation of a programme an onerous job. +
-The necessity of providing Test walk b on the summer programme was questioned, and Gil Webb extended the idea with the suggestion that easy camping trips could cover all three offioial ​walks on summer week-ends, with successive parties on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday all making their way to say, Era. +
-Rebellious Bill Gillam would not blame anyone for failing to put a +
-walk on the programme. Several week-ends ago he had provided ​lf,​hat ​he +
-considered an interesting and original ​irip, which lapsed for lack of +
-starters. The same 1,eek-end an easyjaunt to Eurc,​ka ​produced almost +
-30 members. ("​Personality of the leader said the ubiquitous voice from the rear.) +
-Don Frost rose again. He had not gone on Mr. Gillam7s ​trip, he +
-agreed (I can't speak any louder, you!ll have to listen harder). He had gone to Euroka himselfHere, a part from his rigid nc:sk, he would +
-have reached up to his greatest stature.. It pv)ved; ​he contended, that Saturday afternoon walks were the best attended on the programme, but the hardest to secure. On the current ​programmu, only one of the li day walks (Jim Hooper'​s) had shown originality, +
-Dormie felt that the prograrale9 ​as a matter of tradition, and for +
-the welfare of the prospectives,​ should be filled as far as possible. +
-The old walks were still new to new members and should continue to appear. Hang the prospectives,​ said Bill Gillam; why sweat and strain +
-with test walks in the summer to provide 15 per cent of the club strength with a programme?+
 All this time, there had been no motion before the chair, of course: but what the Hell? It was all good clean fun, anyway. All this time, there had been no motion before the chair, of course: but what the Hell? It was all good clean fun, anyway.
-Don Frost argued that it wasnft ​necessary to go fstr afield for + 
-new trips. You could ring the changes on old places by new approaches. A previous ​nap reconnaissance would reveal endless possibilities,​ and make an interesting programme. Jack Wren suggested that if members converted private ​tril into Ulub walks by submitting them to the Walks Secretary much of the difficulty would be overcome. +Don Frost argued that it wasn'​t ​necessary to go far afield for new trips. You could ring the changes on old places by new approaches. A previous ​map reconnaissance would reveal endless possibilities,​ and make an interesting programme. Jack Wren suggested that if members converted private ​trips into Club walks by submitting them to the Walks Secretary much of the difficulty would be overcome. 
-Harking back to the difference of opinion on providing test walks for prospectives,​ Kath Brown considered the newcomers should be given + 
-' ​consideration. The most active part of a walker/s career was often the first two or three years, and during this time they contributed much to the walking enterprise of the Club. This activity should be encouraged by a complete ​progi,amme. Jim Hooper thought ​camperaft ​and mapreading trips cold perhaps replace some of the test walks for summer months. +Harking back to the difference of opinion on providing test walks for prospectives,​ Kath Brown considered the newcomers should be given consideration. The most active part of a walker's career was often the first two or three years, and during this time they contributed much to the walking enterprise of the Club. This activity should be encouraged by a complete ​programme. Jim Hooper thought ​campcraft ​and mapreading trips could perhaps replace some of the test walks for summer months. 
-Since he could not be accused of getting away from the subject (there being no official subject) Alex Colley ​d/ew attention to a hbreach ​of the code of ethics" ​an the official ​Kings Birthday trip when a member ​ard two pr,​ospectives ​became detached from the party for three days. Dormie, speaking for the strays, said that an arrow scratched in the track by non-walkers had misled themSaid Bill + 
-hA study of astrology, signs and portents should be included in prospective members training.+Since he could not be accused of getting away from the subject (there being no official subject) Alex Colley ​drew attention to a "​breach ​of the code of ethics" ​on the official ​King'​s ​Birthday trip when a member ​and two prospectives ​became detached from the party for three days. Dormie, speaking for the strays, said that an arrow scratched in the track by non-walkers had misled themSaid Bill Gillam, "​A ​study of astrology, signs and portents should be included in prospective members training". 
 Reverting to the walks programme, Brian Harvey suggested useful publicity for walks could be given in the magazine, and this was endorsed by the editor, who said he did his best to encourage leaders to give advance details of their walks. Reverting to the walks programme, Brian Harvey suggested useful publicity for walks could be given in the magazine, and this was endorsed by the editor, who said he did his best to encourage leaders to give advance details of their walks.
-Allen Strom considered that the Walks Secretary might prepare much of the programme himself, spacing his trips for region, mileage and severity, and then securing leaders. No, no, no, said Don Frost, that "would strain my mental capacity'​. He could work out four or five fairly novel walks - but not a complete programme. 
-Don's subaltern spoke again to sound the cease fire with a plea for co-operation with the Walks tes m. Preparation of the programme was always a wrestle against the calendar, and properly planned walks made it much easier for the Walks Secretary. 
-Dormie now rose to quote recent nev,s items that New Australians were ruthlessly shooting native creatures and despoiling protected plants, He moved that we approach the Federation to have the Minister for Innigration notify newcomers to the country that our flora and fauna were mostly protected. Kath Brown said she had heard similar instruction being brOadcast in special radio programos for New Australians recently, and Dormie/s motion was carried. 
-go As the meeting ebbed away Sydney!s 50:Gh inch of rain for the year 
-fell, and it was decided that the Christmas Party should be held a reasonable period before December 25th - not the preceding Friday. 
-Surprisingly,​ considering all that had been said, the meeting wound up at a couple of minutes before nine p m. 
-ADDITION TO THE LIBRRY. 
  
-By Jess Martin. ​flGREEN GLOET" ​By Richard St. Barbe Baker.+Allen Strom considered that the Walks Secretary might prepare much of the programme himself, spacing his trips for region, mileage and severity, and then securing leaders. No, no, no, said Don Frost, that "would strain my mental capacity"​. He could work out four or five fairly novel walks - but not a complete programme. 
 + 
 +Don's subaltern spoke again to sound the cease fire with a plea for co-operation with the Walks team. Preparation of the programme was always a wrestle against the calendar, and properly planned walks made it much easier for the Walks Secretary. 
 + 
 +Dormie now rose to quote recent news items that New Australians were ruthlessly shooting native creatures and despoiling protected plants. He moved that we approach the Federation to have the Minister for Immigration notify newcomers to the country that our flora and fauna were mostly protected. Kath Brown said she had heard similar instruction being broadcast in special radio programmes for New Australians recently, and Dormie'​s motion was carried. 
 + 
 +As the meeting ebbed away Sydney'​s 50th inch of rain for the year fell, and it was decided that the Christmas Party should be held a reasonable period before December 25th - not the preceding Friday. 
 + 
 +Surprisingly,​ considering all that had been said, the meeting wound up at a couple of minutes before nine p.m. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Addition To The Library.===== 
 + 
 +By Jess Martin. 
 + 
 +===Green Glory" ​by Richard St. Barbe Baker.=== 
 A fascinating book for all who are interested in trees. A fascinating book for all who are interested in trees.
 +
 The Author, a trained forester, has travelled extensively and describes the forests of the World in vivid word pictures which are enhanced by the liberal number of beautiful photographic plates. The Author, a trained forester, has travelled extensively and describes the forests of the World in vivid word pictures which are enhanced by the liberal number of beautiful photographic plates.
-The chapters on forest destruction and soil erosions ​and the devastation ​wIlich ​follows thoughtless use and wholesale destruction + 
-of forests, emphasize the need for greater interest in wise conservation of existing forests and re-forestation of denuded areas. A little of this latter work is described.+The chapters on forest destruction and soil erosion, ​and the devastation ​which follows thoughtless use and wholesale destruction of forests, emphasize the need for greater interest in wise conservation of existing forests and re-forestation of denuded areas. A little of this latter work is described. 
 This is a book all members should find enjoyable reading. This is a book all members should find enjoyable reading.
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 By Kath Brown. By Kath Brown.
-To Newnes or not to Newnes"​ - that was the subject of debate at Blackheath station at 10 p m. on the cold, wintry Friday night of Kings Birthday Week-end. The protagonists were the fifteen bushwalkers who comprised the official S.B.W. party and the taxi-driver and offsider who had undertaker, ​to take them 30 miles or so out to the State Forept:,​.1 ​on the first stage of their trip. + 
-The roads out that way, said the taxi-driver,​ were bad, he doubted if he could get them through. The bushwalker leader assured him that the Forestry Department, contacted that day by phone, had declared the roads 'clear. Why not go to Kanangra? suggested the taxi-driver - he already had one half-empty car going that way. No, replied the bushwalkers firmly, Newnes or nothing. +"To Newnes or not to Newnes"​ - that was the subject of debate at Blackheath station at 10 p.m. on the cold, wintry Friday night of King'​s ​Birthday Week-end. The protagonists were the fifteen bushwalkers who comprised the official S.B.W. party and the taxi-driver and offsider who had undertaken ​to take them 30 miles or so out to the State Forests ​on the first stage of their trip. 
-Eventually it was decided to go as far as possible along the Newnes road, and the fifteen walkers ​ard their renpective ​packs were squeezed in or attached precariously outside the two cars, and at length, at 11,30 to be precise, off we went. + 
-The roads wore country roads, but not had, one detour and a couple of slightly muddy spots were negotiated and final]y the fifteen bodies (and packs) were deposited on a bleak roadside, no one quite knew where, but with pine trees offering shelter on one side and a s7i-111 ​swamp promising water on the other. +The roads out that way, said the taxi-driver,​ were bad, he doubted if he could get them through. The bushwalker leader assured him that the Forestry Department, contacted that day by phone, had declared the roads clear. Why not go to Kanangra? suggested the taxi-driver - he already had one half-empty car going that way. No, replied the bushwalkers firmly, Newnes or nothing. 
-The night7s_adventures ​had not yet finished, however. A little later, as the tents were going up under the pines, an anguished cry was passed along L. The cars are stuck in mad just up the road' ​So for another half hour the walkers toiled, and at last the big car was freed and the taxi-driver went on his homeward way, but the offsider was stuck fast and had to wait till A.orning ​when help in the shape of the Foresteris ​truck was available to pull him out. He had a cold night but the leader provided him with breakfast and he colleted ​a couple of fares from the Forestry Camp to take baok to town next day, so was not unduly downcast. The taxi-driver no doubt returned ​horre bitterly pleased that his worst fears had been realised. + 
-Next morning dawned dull and cold, with frost whitening the dead logs round the swamp. The carpet of pine needles under the trees formed a soft bed, but the sleepy ​bushwalkurs, who had not turned in till 2.30 found that pine twigs did not burn as easily as they expected, in fact they had to go locking ​for dead gum to re-inforce the smoky little fires. With daylight our position had been located, and as the leader thought he ought to see the car safely out of its bog, a deputy leader was +Eventually it was decided to go as far as possible along the Newnes road, and the fifteen walkers ​and their respective ​packs were squeezed in or attached precariously outside the two cars, and at length, at 11.30 to be precise, off we went. 
-7. + 
-appointed ​ard at last the first instalment ​cf the party was ready to move off. With a clear track ahead it was felt no one could go astray. +The roads were country roads, but not bad, one detour and a couple of slightly muddy spots were negotiated and final]y the fifteen bodies (and packs) were deposited on a bleak roadside, no one quite knew where, but with pine trees offering shelter on one side and a small swamp promising water on the other. 
-The way lay first along a country ​S?oad, then for a few miles along the old Newnes railway to Deanrs ​Siding, at Which point we were to turn on to the old coach road which ran along a ridge and then ttisted ​its way down the mountainside to the valley of the Wolgan River, and eventually to the old mining township, now practically deserted, of Newnes. The old railway also came to Newnes, but by a much more devious route. This first'day,./s march was about 15 miles, and roughly half-way we ran off the map, as the Newnes district is not yet covered by militarymaps - + 
-The going was easy and we made good time, so that despite our late start we had seven miles behind us when We stopped for lunch. The party caught up in dribs -and drabs and soon we were all assembled. All? No, three wore missing. Two members and one prospective had s=how vanished en roue. Aftersome discussion it was decided that they had probably kept along the railway instead of turning off on to the old coach road, and later we found this was so. +The night'​s adventures ​had not yet finished, however. A little later, as the tents were going up under the pines, an anguished cry was passed along. ​"The cars are stuck in mud just up the road!" ​So for another half hour the walkers toiled, and at last the big car was freed and the taxi-driver went on his homeward way, but the offsider was stuck fast and had to wait till morning ​when help in the shape of the Forester'​s ​truck was available to pull him out. He had a cold night but the leader provided him with breakfast and he collected ​a couple of fares from the Forestry Camp to take back to town next day, so was not unduly downcast. The taxi-driver no doubt returned ​home bitterly pleased that his worst fears had been realised. 
-The cliffs of the Wolgan valley'are superb. Knobbly sandstone crags above sheer r'​eddish-goldwalls, falling away some 1,500 feet to a narrow green valley. The ease with which the old road brought us through this barrier was amazingThe surveying of this road and the railway ​'route was a groat job. In no Ur-Lie ​we were down and finding + 
-a precarious way over the Wolgan River by :means of two slippery fallen trees+Next morning dawned dull and cold, with frost whitening the dead logs round the swamp. The carpet of pine needles under the trees formed a soft bed, but the sleepy ​bushwalkers, who had not turned in till 2.30 a.m. found that pine twigs did not burn as easily as they expected, in fact they had to go looking ​for dead gum to re-inforce the smoky little fires. With daylight our position had been located, and as the leader thought he ought to see the car safely out of its bog, a deputy leader was appointed ​and at last the first instalment ​of the party was ready to move off. With a clear track ahead it was felt no one could go astray. 
-+ 
-Three'more miles along a valley road and we reached Newnes, now just'a few sleepy deserted buildings where once a prosperous township ​'of 2,000 people was established. The hotel, however, is still occupied and the proprietor offered us the use of the old store as shelter for the night. With rain Clouds ​brewing ​Ills half the party took advantage of this kindly thought, but the others, with bushwalker independence,​ put up their tents on a grassy patch by a little side stream and +The way lay first along a country ​road, then for a few miles along the old Newnes railway to Dean'​s ​Siding, at which point we were to turn on to the old coach road which ran along a ridge and then twisted ​its way down the mountainside to the valley of the Wolgan River, and eventually to the old mining township, now practically deserted, of Newnes. The old railway also came to Newnes, but by a much more devious route. This first day's march was about 15 miles, and roughly half-way we ran off the map, as the Newnes district is not yet covered by military maps
- braved the elements. + 
-Rain fell steadily for abot an hour, and we sat in our' ​tents. Wondering ​whether we had been too independent. But when the rain ceased and we sat round our cosy campfires eating our dinners with the little stream gurgling nearby and the friendly mountains looming around us, we felt glad we were out in the clean freshness of the bush. +The going was easy and we made good time, so that despite our late start we had seven miles behind us when we stopped for lunch. The party caught up in dribs and drabs and soon we were all assembled. All? No, three were missing. Two members and one prospective had somehow ​vanished en route. After some discussion it was decided that they had probably kept along the railway instead of turning off on to the old coach road, and later we found this was so. 
-:A visit to the old shale-mining works, a mile downstream from our carp,was the firstitem on the mornings ​programme., and so interesting did we find them that it 'was hard to tear ourselves away, although with another 15 miles to walk out of the valley we dare not leave too late. The rusty railway engines were particularly fascinating,​ massive brutes with their wheels grouped in four sets of bogies so that they could negotiate the sharp bends. + 
-We followed the old railway on our climb out of the valley, but did not see the lovely views promised, because rain set in as we ate +The cliffs of the Wolgan valley are superb. Knobbly sandstone crags above sheer reddish-gold walls, falling away some 1,500 feet to a narrow green valley. The ease with which the old road brought us through this barrier was amazingThe surveying of this road and the railway route was a great job. In no time we were down and finding a precarious way over the Wolgan River by means of two slippery fallen trees. 
-our lunch at the foot of the c1mb ard from then on visibility was limited to near-at-hand scenery.+ 
 +Three more miles along a valley road and we reached Newnes, now just a few sleepy deserted buildings where once a prosperous township of 2,000 people was established. The hotel, however, is still occupied and the proprietor offered us the use of the old store as shelter for the night. With rain clouds ​brewing ​up half the party took advantage of this kindly thought, but the others, with bushwalker independence,​ put up their tents on a grassy patch by a little side stream and braved the elements. 
 + 
 +Rain fell steadily for about an hour, and we sat in our tents wondering ​whether we had been too independent. But when the rain ceased and we sat round our cosy campfires eating our dinners with the little stream gurgling nearby and the friendly mountains looming around us, we felt glad we were out in the clean freshness of the bush. 
 + 
 +A visit to the old shale-mining works, a mile downstream from our camp, was the first item on the morning'​s ​programme, and so interesting did we find them that it was hard to tear ourselves away, although with another 15 miles to walk out of the valley we dare not leave too late. The rusty railway engines were particularly fascinating,​ massive brutes with their wheels grouped in four sets of bogies so that they could negotiate the sharp bends. 
 + 
 +We followed the old railway on our climb out of the valley, but did not see the lovely views promised, because rain set in as we ate our lunch at the foot of the c1imb and from then on visibility was limited to near-at-hand scenery. 
 Our missing three had still not turned up, but we had news of them from a farm in the valley, which reported that three men had arrived at dusk the previous night, camped near their property, and intended leaving the Valley by the Wolgan Gap for Lithgow. So all seemed well with them, and though they had missed seeing Newnes we felt sure we would collect them safely at Lithgow. Our missing three had still not turned up, but we had news of them from a farm in the valley, which reported that three men had arrived at dusk the previous night, camped near their property, and intended leaving the Valley by the Wolgan Gap for Lithgow. So all seemed well with them, and though they had missed seeing Newnes we felt sure we would collect them safely at Lithgow.
-The old railway skirted the foot of the cliffs and then wound up a narrow gorge. Here ferns and bushe8 looked ​lovel:​Y. ​but made wet going. Then we were in the first tunnel, a long, dark, winding one, whose roof and walls were estooned ​with glow-worms, making quite a fairyland, + 
-The grade of the railway line, about 1 in 14, was a steep cine for trains but an easy one for bushwalkers,​ and before long we found we had reached the tops, passing through a second tunnel and seeing some fine timber in the gullies en route. It was still raining and now we could feel a strong cold wind from the south, so we began to think longingly of fire and dinner. Our leader had been given permission for us to use a cottage at the 15-Mile Pine Forest, and though we were still four miles away when dusk fell, in view of the inclemency of the weather we decided to push on, though we were beginning to feel tired and three of the party had developed blisters. +The old railway skirted the foot of the cliffs and then wound up a narrow gorge. Here ferns and bushe8 looked ​lovely ​but made wet going. Then we were in the first tunnel, a long, dark, winding one, whose roof and walls were festooned ​with glow-worms, making quite a fairyland
-As we plodded on though the gathering gloom the railway trackcould be dimly seen, then back to the country road and with torches out, and hands and feet getting colder every minute, we watched for the turn-Off to the cottage. What a relief to be inside away from + 
-the bleak, wet coldness, though there are certain difficulties to cope with when seven people, averaging two cooking utensils apiece, are all trying to cook on one small smoky fire. Fortunately there was a fuel stove as well as a fireplace, or same'of us may have gone supperless to bed. At last, tired, fed and warm, we lay in our sleeping bags and listened to the wind howling outside as we fell asleep. The recorded temperature'at Mt. Victoria that day was 34 degrees and light snow had fallen, so it was not surprising that we had found it cold. +The grade of the railway line, about 1 in 14, was a steep one for trains but an easy one for bushwalkers,​ and before long we found we had reached the tops, passing through a second tunnel and seeing some fine timber in the gullies en route. It was still raining and now we could feel a strong cold wind from the south, so we began to think longingly of fire and dinner. Our leader had been given permission for us to use a cottage at the 15-Mile Pine Forest, and though we were still four miles away when dusk fell, in view of the inclemency of the weather we decided to push on, though we were beginning to feel tired and three of the party had developed blisters. 
-Monday, the last day of the holiday week-end, was our "​getting home" day. Transport at the beginning of the trip was a big enough strain on our finances, and we intended to walk out to Lithgow on + 
-the final dayAnother road-bash of 14 miles, but as it was a country road through bush and pine forests, and new country to most of us, no one minded.+As we plodded on though the gathering gloom the railway track could be dimly seen, then back to the country road and with torches out, and hands and feet getting colder every minute, we watched for the turn-off to the cottage. What a relief to be inside away from the bleak, wet coldness, though there are certain difficulties to cope with when seven people, averaging two cooking utensils apiece, are all trying to cook on one small smoky fire. Fortunately there was a fuel stove as well as a fireplace, or some of us may have gone supperless to bed. At last, tired, fed and warm, we lay in our sleeping bags and listened to the wind howling outside as we fell asleep. The recorded temperature at Mt. Victoria that day was 34 degrees and light snow had fallen, so it was not surprising that we had found it cold. 
 + 
 +Monday, the last day of the holiday week-end, was our "​getting home" day. Transport at the beginning of the trip was a big enough strain on our finances, and we intended to walk out to Lithgow on the final dayAnother road-bash of 14 miles, but as it was a country road through bush and pine forests, and new country to most of us, no one minded. 
 The weather was again cold and rainy, and we swung along at a steady pace, glad of our warm clothing and our waterproof capes and hoods. A quick lunch in the shelter of the pines, and then on again, too cold to stop any longer than necessary. The weather was again cold and rainy, and we swung along at a steady pace, glad of our warm clothing and our waterproof capes and hoods. A quick lunch in the shelter of the pines, and then on again, too cold to stop any longer than necessary.
-And so at last into Lithgow approaching down a long gully to find this industrial city nestling in a beautiful mountain valley. A + 
-city whose front may be shabby but whose back door looks on the everlasting hills. +And so at last into Lithgow approaching down a long gully to find this industrial city nestling in a beautiful mountain valley. A city whose front may be shabby but whose back door looks on the everlasting hills. 
-But the bushwalkers main thoughts now were for food, train and home, and after a quick meal in a cafe, and a re-union on the station with the three missing members who had reached Lithgow ahead of us, we soon found ourselves ​s itting ​drowsily in our homeward-bound train feeling glad, very glad, that despite the wet and the cold of the later part of the trip, the question ​, rl'​c) ​Newnes or not to Newness ​had been settled in the affirmative. + 
-AMBLING DOWN THE KOWMUNG.+But the bushwalkers main thoughts now were for food, train and home, and after a quick meal in a cafe, and a re-union on the station with the three missing members who had reached Lithgow ahead of us, we soon found ourselves ​sitting ​drowsily in our homeward-bound train feeling glad, very glad, that despite the wet and the cold of the later part of the trip, the question ​"​To ​Newnes or not to Newnes" ​had been settled in the affirmative. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Wambling Down The Kowmung.===== 
 by Dorothy Hasluck. by Dorothy Hasluck.
-In view of the weatheris ​past record - very black - and I donit think I will have any dissenters on this question - we (Edna Garrad, Jess Martin and I) turned down an exploration trip to the Hollander Creek and Upper Kowmung and decided on an easy wamble down the Kowmung from Kanangra. Not taking any chances we settled ourselves in the save + 
-+In view of the weather'​s ​past record - very black - and I don'​t ​think I will have any dissenters on this question - we (Edna Garrad, Jess Martin and I) turned down an exploration trip to the Hollander Creek and Upper Kowmung and decided on an easy wamble down the Kowmung from Kanangra. Not taking any chances we settled ourselves in the cave for the first night. Do I hear cries of "Pansy"? Hearing voices I sallied forth to find Roley (a friend of Peter Page'​s),​ his son, and Frank Craft and his son, bound for a trip via the Boyd Range to Yerranderie and then back to Carlon'​s. Theybeing of sterner stuff, were camped on the creek. The morning dawning bright and clear we all tore ourselves from our beds to see the sunrise from the tops and were certainly rewarded for our efforts. The dark ridge of the mountains was tinged with pink along its length, and poised above a gap was a pink cloud of such ethereal texture as to appear unreal, the valley filled with soft downy mist. In a few minutes up popped King Sol in all his golden effulgence, completing a picture of grandeur and majesty. 
-for the first night. Do I hear cries of Pansy? Hearing voices I sallied forth to find Holey (a friend of Peter Page'​s),​ his son, and + 
-Frank Craft and his son, bound for a trip via the Boyd Range to Yerranderie and then back to Oarlon!s. They being of sterner stuff, were camped on the creek. The morning dawning bright and clear we all tore ourselves from our beds to see the sunrise from the tops and +The other party having left early, we went off to see the Falls, which were absolutely at their best - a tremendous ​volume ​of water tumbling over in a spectacular leap. Our plan for next morning being to walk over the Gangerang, we decided to rise before the crack of dawn. As Edna made a mistake in the time we rose at 4 a.m. instead of 5, and had to wait till it became light. By the time we reached Gabes Gap the weather was breaking - apparently two fine days being the limit - so we returned, as also did the other party, having found the scrub pushing terrific on the Boyd Range. 
-were certainly rewarded for our efforts. The dark ridge of the mountains was tinged with pink along its length, and poised above a gap + 
-was a pink cloud of such ethereal texture as to appear unreal, the +The next day we all left for the Kowmung. Some one had made an "H" of stones by the ridge before Hughes, which was most confusing to those not knowing the route. A wet night was looming as we reached the River and a struggle ensued to get the fire going, everything being so saturated. Wherever there was good wood, there were also good nettles - thousands of a fine healthy brand which were to become worse as we proceeded. My only consolation was that we were probably being inoculated against rheumatic conditions, as one of Rolfe'​s ​drivers had told me that when his arthritis affected his hands so badly that he was unable to drive, he would go out and grasp a lot of nettles and then he was right again. 
-valley filled with soft downy mist. In a few minutes up popped King Sol + 
-in all his golden effulgence, completing a picture of grandeur and majesty. +Next morning I had a solid hour's struggle with the fire, but as struggle was to be our lot, instead of a nice easy trek, it was just as well to get used to it early. The weather gods, however, did relent, and from then on it was fine, which was a miracle as we heard afterwards that it had been wet everywhere else. But, to return to our tussle with nature, when we weren'​t struggling through seas of outsize nettles and stinking roger because the crossings were impossible, we were scaling equally impossible cliffs, one of which confronted us just as it was time to camp. Girding up our loins and expecting the worst on the other side - as it was a very inhospitable part of the River - we ascended, and kept on ascending, till I began to think we would be camping on the cliff; but at last a way down loomed and led us to a perfect campsite... no nettles. Piles of driftwood ​tangled up in the trunks of trees made progress very slow in places, and the depth and rush of the water made every crossing a hazardous progression of jamming one foot between rocks before daring to move the other. If it had not been for the weight of my companions on either side I would never have made it. I am not now in favour of their reducing. I shall henceforth ignore all such advertisements. Situations alter one'​s ​opinions! 
-The other party having left early, we went off to see the Falls, which were absolutely at their best - a tremendous ​voliame ​of water tumbling over in a spectacular leap. Our plan for next morning being to walk over the Gangerang, we decided to rise before the crack of dawn. As Edna made a mistake in the time we 1.cse at 4 a m0 instead of 5, and had to wait till it became light. By the time we reached Gabes Gap the weather was breaking - apparently two fine days being the limit - so we returned, as also did the other par"Gy, having found the scrub pushing terrific on the Boyd Range. + 
-The next day we all left for the Kbwmung. Some one had made an H"of stones by the ridge before Hughes, which was most confusing to those not knowing the route. A wet night was looming as we reached +After the Junction we crossed to the other side of the Cox as we were afraid we might not be able to negotiate the Kanangra. This necessitated a bad ford before which our hearts quailed, so once more we turned to the cliffs. Up and up we climbed, slipping and sliding on the steep sides, there seeming no way overAt last in desperation we tried what looked like a wallaby track only to find cliffs dropping to formidable depths everywhere we looked and rising hundreds of feet above us, so we turned tail and once more faced the ford, which now did not look quite as bad, thus proving that everything is relative. 
-the River and a struggle ensued to get the fire going, everything being so saturated. Wherever there was good wood, there were also good nettles - thousands of a fine healthy brand which were to become worse +
-as we proceeded. My only consolation was that we were probably being inoculated against rheumatic conditions, as one of Rolfers ​drivers had told me that when his arthritis affected his hands so badly that he was +
-unable to drive, he would go out and grasp a lot of nettles and then he was right again. +
-Next morning I had a solid hour's struggle with the fire, but as struggle was to be our lot, instead of a nice eaSy trek, it was just as well to get used to it early. The weather gods, however, did relent, and from then on it was fine, which was a miracle as we heard afterwards that it had been weteverywhere else. But, to return to our tussle with nature, when we weren'​t struggling through seas of outsize nettles and stinking roger because the crossings were impossible, we were scaling equally impossible cliffs, one of which confronted us just as it was time to camp. Girding up our loins and expecting the worst on +
-the other side - as it was a very inhospitable part of the River - we ascended, and kept on ascending, till I began to think we would be camping on the cliff; but at last a way down loomed and led us to a perfect campsite ... no nettles. Piles of driftWood ​tangled up in the +
-trunks of trees made progress very slow in places, and the depth and +
-rush of the water made every crossing a hazardous progression of jamming one foot between rocks before daring to move the oth6r. If it had not been for the weight of my companions on either side I Would never have +
-made it. I am not now in favour of their reducing. I shall henceforth ignore all such advertiseme,​nts. Situations alter one'​s ​opinionsS +
-After the Junction we crossed to the other side of the Cox as we were afraid we might not be able to negotiate the Kanangra. This necessitated a bad ford before which our hearts quailed, so once more +
-we turned to the cliffs. Up and up we climbed, slipping and sliding +
-on the steep sides, there seeming no way over At last in desperation +
-we tried what looked like a wallaby track only to find cliffs dropping +
-to formidable depths everywhere we looked and rising hundreds of feet above us, so we turned tail and once more faced the ford, which now did not look quite as bad, thus proving that everything is relative.+
 To provide a little relaxation for us after our efforts, two young wallabies had a boxing match whilst older ones looked on. They made a charming picture as they did not discover our presence for quite a while. To provide a little relaxation for us after our efforts, two young wallabies had a boxing match whilst older ones looked on. They made a charming picture as they did not discover our presence for quite a while.
-Our last obstacle was "​Sheila?s folly" so named after a former trip from Yerranderie when in trying to save time we climbed over the face of ti-des ​buttress to find we had to jump down about 8 feet. Sheila (Garrad) threw her pack, whidh promptly rolled into the Co::, followed by its owner diving after it, only to find she could have waded + 
-To the tinkling chimes of bollbirds ​we commenced our wade up Breakfast Creek. On this homeward lap ideas of comfort began to form in my mind and I was considering asking Mrs. Carlon if we miht stay the night. On broaching this 'sissy" idea to Edna she said had already decided that myself"​. +Our last obstacle was "​Sheila's folly" so named after a former trip from Yerranderie when in trying to save time we climbed over the face of this buttress to find we had to jump down about 8 feet. Sheila (Garrad) threw her pack, which promptly rolled into the Cox, followed by its owner diving after it, only to find she could have waded
-Next day, thinking that all our struggles were over, three poor deluded souls set forth with Roley in a oar, which skidded and bumped over what passed as a road but was now a sea of mud. First we had to pull another motorist out of a ditch, then we got bogged ourselves, + 
-and all had to get out in the quagmire and push. Every now and again as we hung over the abyss as the car skidded to the edge, all our previous hazards faded into insignificance. Still we did finally get +To the tinkling chimes of bellbirds ​we commenced our wade up Breakfast Creek. On this homeward lap ideas of comfort began to form in my mind and I was considering asking Mrs. Carlon if we might stay the night. On broaching this "sissy" idea to Edna she said "​I ​had already decided that myself"​. 
-the train. + 
-=OKA STOCKADE.+Next day, thinking that all our struggles were over, three poor deluded souls set forth with Roley in a car, which skidded and bumped over what passed as a road but was now a sea of mud. First we had to pull another motorist out of a ditch, then we got bogged ourselves, and all had to get out in the quagmire and push. Every now and again as we hung over the abyss as the car skidded to the edge, all our previous hazards faded into insignificance. Still we did finally get the train. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Euroka Stockade.===== 
 by Kevin Ardill. by Kevin Ardill.
-You know how these yarns start. Someone had a photo that caused 
-a certain amount of merriment. There were references to a crowd having 
-a cracker weekend and David Ingram even remarked that on some trips everything seemed to go off with a bang. With twenty-seven satisfied customers buzzing around the clubroom it wasntt long before the editor was demanding an account of the doings. Never having described a circus before I find it a little difficult to know just where to begin. 
-I suppose the ringmaster should be introduced first, so - meet Irene Thanes. Then the performers, twenty-four in number, all bound for Euroka, strictly official and clearly marked ''​Easy"​ on the programme. The walk to Euroka was interesting but not exciting. The camp spot was cushioned with thick grass and quite a normal looking crowd began setting up tents and cooking. Irene and sister Dulcie came back from their creek bath looking quite pink and glowing, but 
-it transpired that the colour was caused by the intrusion of two youths into their bathroom. 
-Tea was rather a satisfactory affair and we wore invited over to the camp fire to enjoy a few crackers that Irene had brought along. YouTve got to be polite to lady leaders but I must admit that the prospect of a couple of sparklers and a packet of crackers seemed a weak form of entertainment. I?m getting a bit anclent see, and when someone hurled a couple of crackers near my tent I joined the party to make -a short speech on the dangers of indiscriminate throwing of hungers. I made the speech feelingly and finally appealed for the safety of my little wigwam, and T3m sure L saw a tear steal down the cheek of Jack 
-Perry. I?ra seeing signs of co-operation from the audience when I also 
-sight someone holding a rocket. Did someone on3e deScribe a rocket as tia thing of beauty and a joy forever? Probably not, but if you have a match and a bottle 7ou can do things with a rocketv Len Fall found 
-it, that bottle seemed rather a fresh specimen to me. It was a 
-slashing rocket enjoyed by all except the bloke who had to race away 
-and drag the burning fragments off his tent. B1).t what?s a tent between 
-mates - and When Irene produced a pile of fireworks that would supply Woolworth?s for a week well, it was every tent for itself. 
-After a few initial shocks the nervous system began to get used to explosions and sparks and I even was emboldened enough to grasp the 
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-determined to let the thing off 9 Hc squatted by the rocket lighting match after match, until, as a last resort, he picked up the stook and blew on the glowing head. Oh boy/ was he an expeft on rockets. With a rush of stir and sperks that enveloped the =pert, the rocket shot off amongst the trees, leaving behind at least a couple of burnt fingers belonging to the startled expert. The camp fire was then the centre of attraction and Don Frost gets nay vote as a builder of fires. We sang all the songs we knew and some that most of us half knew, and when the fire burnt down Jim Hooper demonstrated a novel method of collecting wood. I only saw him do it once, but the idea seemec3 to butt the trunk of a tree with his head and thereby dislodge the loose branches from the top. Very effective. 
  
-Sitting still for an hour seemed to be the limit for the younger members of the group and when three latecomers arrived they decided to +You know how these yarns start. Someone had a photo that caused a certain amount of merriment. There were references to a crowd having a cracker weekend and David Ingram even remarked that on some trips everything seemed to go off with a bang. With twenty-seven satisfied customers buzzing around the clubroom it wasn't long before the editor was demanding an account of the doings. Never having described a circus before I find it a little difficult to know just where to begin. 
-play cops and robbers. The idea was to pick two sides, the robbers to secrete themselves around the area and after a short time the cops set out in pursuit ​There7s ​a lot of space at Euroka, there was also a ni70 in the air, '​Ind ​plenty of wet grass,and the cops soon returned to the warmth of the camp fire. A few smart robbers soon followed but its marvellous the time some took to decide that squatting in the wet bash was ua bid on der noseu+ 
-The last of the outlaws wandered in just as I was headed for bed and you'd think the others would have similar ​ide-ls. You'll have to think again because there is an old wheelbarrow and who do you think found it? The boys were polite though and the ladies ​wore the first passengers. A wheelbarrow ride sounds very romantic but 'unfortunately there were hidden logs in the grass. They Eo:43 hidden no longer and I'll bet the girls could chart every one of them, 1 went to sloop while the thud of bodies striking the wet turf and the call of flnext ​please echoed in the frosty air. +I suppose the ringmaster should be introduced first, so - meet Irene Jeanes. Then the performers, twenty-four in number, all bound for Euroka, strictly official and clearly marked "​Easy"​ on the programme. The walk to Euroka was interesting but not exciting. The camp spot was cushioned with thick grass and quite a normal looking crowd began setting up tents and cooking. Irene and sister Dulcie came back from their creek bath looking quite pink and glowing, but it transpired that the colour was caused by the intrusion of two youths into their bathroom. 
-sun + 
-Next morning the/shining across the tent presaged a fine day and four of us decided to go for an exploration walkOur ;plan was changed by the still active spirits around us. Eric Lewis found a Ladder ​and with another youth and Irene end Pubic in attendance leaned it against a tall tree and climbed into the branches. And then some humorist took the lnddc2 ​away. I think Don Frost had a hand in it but when ho seemed to be headed for Glenbrook with the ladder a certain amount of panic was perceived in the group perched twenty feet above the ground. When the ladder was returned the three bearers seemed unable to agree where to +Tea was rather a satisfactory affair and we were invited over to the camp fire to enjoy a few crackers that Irene had brought along. You've got to be polite to lady leaders but I must admit that the prospect of a couple of sparklers and a packet of crackers seemed a weak form of entertainment. I'm getting a bit ancient see, and when someone hurled a couple of crackers near my tent I joined the party to make a short speech on the dangers of indiscriminate throwing of bungers. I made the speech feelingly and finally appealed for the safety of my little wigwam, and I'm sure I saw a tear steal down the cheek of Jack Perry. I'm seeing signs of co-operation from the audience when I also sight someone holding a rocket. Did someone once describe a rocket as "a thing of beauty and a joy forever"?​ Probably not, but if you have a match and a bottle you can do things with a rocket. Len Fall found it, that bottle seemed rather a fresh specimen to me. It was a slashing rocket enjoyed by all except the bloke who had to race away and drag the burning fragments off his tent. But what's a tent between mates - and when Irene produced a pile of fireworks that would supply Woolworth'​s for a week, well, it was every tent for itself. 
- replace it, with the result that the ladder circled the tree numerous times before the arborists returned to terra fii'​ma, ​Then someone noticed a prospective disappear into the tumbledown shed and thoughtfully pelted + 
- a couple of rooks on to the tin roof. One white haired prospective shot back into the sunlight, but when his nerves returned to normal he carried on his labours with a sheet of roofing iron and places ​of wood. Vihile ​he laboured Eric Lewis had Irene pick-a-back and challenged all comers to a duel. The players soon lost interest in this sport and we were in time to see the launching of the iron canoe. I think the S.B.W. can claim the honour of the first canoeing of Euroka Creek. With several holes in the iron it was quite a feat to keep the craft afloat for any time and canoeists were conspicuous by their wet pants. +After a few initial shocks the nervous system began to get used to explosions and sparks and I even was emboldened enough to grasp the safe end of a sparkler. I suppose the show lasted an hour and if rockets weren'​t roaring into the night, then there were showers of multi-coloured lights and sparks cascading everywhere. One rocket was minus a wick and a bloke who considered himself an expert on rockets seemed determined to let the thing off. He squatted by the rocket lighting match after match, until, as a last resort, he picked up the stock and blew on the glowing head. Oh boy! was he an expert on rockets. With a rush of air and sparks that enveloped the expert, the rocket shot off amongst the trees, leaving behind at least a couple of burnt fingers belonging to the startled expert. The camp fire was then the centre of attraction and Don Frost gets my vote as a builder of fires. We sang all the songs we knew and some that most of us half knew, and when the fire burnt down Jim Hooper demonstrated a novel method of collecting wood. I only saw him do it once, but the idea seemed to butt the trunk of a tree with his head and thereby dislodge the loose branches from the top. Very effective. 
-'44* + 
-After lunch David Ingram, Len Fall, Molly Gallard and myself left Eureka on our delayed exploration trip, and the account of the Eureka week-end concludes at this point. I believe some of the old members used to enjoy cracker parties and now I know the appeal. I'm sure I didn't record half of the antics that went on but I remember enough +Sitting still for an hour seemed to be the limit for the younger members of the group and when three latecomers arrived they decided to play cops and robbers. The idea was to pick two sides, the robbers to secrete themselves around the area and after a short time the cops set out in pursuit. There'​s ​a lot of space at Euroka, there was also a nip in the air, and plenty of wet grass, and the cops soon returned to the warmth of the camp fire. A few smart robbers soon followed but its marvellous the time some took to decide that squatting in the wet bush was "​a ​bid on der nose". 
-to have a quiet grin at the memory. Those who were fortunate enough to,po present saw a display of spirit that augers well for the futUre ​of the + 
-younger members of the Club. Sound like an old man, don't I, but this old man had a whale of a time and if the Club doesnYt ​have the next re-union at Eureka ​someone should explode a couple of bungers in the Clubroam+The last of the outlaws wandered in just as I was headed for bed and you'd think the others would have similar ​ideas. You'll have to think again because there is an old wheelbarrow and who do you think found it? The boys were polite though and the ladies ​were the first passengers. A wheelbarrow ride sounds very romantic but unfortunately there were hidden logs in the grass. They are hidden no longerand I'll bet the girls could chart every one of them. I went to sleep while the thud of bodies striking the wet turf and the call of "​next ​please" ​echoed in the frosty air. 
-9 + 
-Though invitations to our Club room dance on June 23rd were +Next morning the sun shining across the tent presaged a fine day and four of us decided to go for an exploration walkOur plan was changed by the still active spirits around us. Eric Lewis found a ladder ​and with another youth and Irene and Dulcie ​in attendance leaned it against a tall tree and climbed into the branches. And then some humorist took the ladder ​away. I think Don Frost had a hand in it but when he seemed to be headed for Glenbrook with the ladder a certain amount of panic was perceived in the group perched twenty feet above the ground. When the ladder was returned the three bearers seemed unable to agree where to replace it, with the result that the ladder circled the tree numerous times before the arborists returned to terra firma. ​Then someone noticed a prospective disappear into the tumbledown shed and thoughtfully pelted a couple of rocks on to the tin roof. One white haired prospective shot back into the sunlight, but when his nerves returned to normal he carried on his labours with a sheet of roofing iron and pieces ​of wood. While he laboured Eric Lewis had Irene pick-a-back and challenged all comers to a duel. The players soon lost interest in this sport and we were in time to see the launching of the iron canoe. I think the S.B.W. can claim the honour of the first canoeing of Euroka Creek. With several holes in the iron it was quite a feat to keep the craft afloat for any time and canoeists were conspicuous by their wet pants. 
-extended to several other clubs few of their members came along. + 
-But our own members - probably hoping to see some new faces - attended +After lunch David Ingram, Len Fall, Molly Gallard and myself left Eureka on our delayed exploration trip, and the account of the Eureka week-end concludes at this point. I believe some of the old members used to enjoy cracker parties and now I know the appeal. I'm sure I didn't record half of the antics that went on but I remember enough to have a quiet grin at the memory. Those who were fortunate enough to be present saw a display of spirit that augers well for the future ​of the younger members of the Club. Sound like an old man, don't I, but this old man had a whale of a time and if the Club doesn'​t ​have the next re-union at Euroka ​someone should explode a couple of bungers in the Clubroom
-in strength. After their initial disappointment they made the best of + 
-it and appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly. +---- 
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-At the dance the Treasurer, having won a competition by emitting +Though invitations to our Club room dance on June 23rd were extended to several other clubs few of their members came along. But our own members - probably hoping to see some new faces - attended in strength. After their initial disappointment they made the best of it and appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly. 
-a note lasting 41 seconds, lost no time in capitalising his success land popularity. He immediately appealed for subscriptions and was soon on ,a nice new note - a green one 6" x 3. + 
-SOCI,1 NOTES FOR JULY., 1950./ +At the dance the Treasurer, having won a competition by emitting a note lasting 41 seconds, lost no time in capitalising his success land popularity. He immediately appealed for subscriptions and was soon on a nice new note - a green one 6" x 3"
-The month of July will bring two interesting events on the social programme. First, on 21st, Professor Macdonald of the Sydney + 
-University will entertain us with slides and cammentery 6nKoscuisko. Repot 3 on the +---- 
-work to be presented are very f'​vrable ​indeed and we can all look forw rd to a z',​.ost + 
-interesting night. +=====Social Notes For July, 1950.===== 
-e -Secondly,, on 28th, (Allen Strom will give a lecture - hA Plan for Nature Protection. We all know how interested Allen is in this + 
-subject since he is the official ​represent- +The month of July will bring two interesting events on the social programme. First, on 21st, Professor Macdonald of the Sydney University will entertain us with slides and commentary on KosciuskoReports ​on the work to be presented are very favourable ​indeed and we can all look forward ​to a most interesting night. 
-ative of the S.B.W. on the Fauna Protection PanelAllen'​s previous lecture on the geology of the country in which we walk, was + 
-enthusiastically received and many requests +Secondly, on 28th, Allen Strom will give a lecture - "​A ​Plan for Nature Protection". We all know how interested Allen is in this subject since he is the official ​representative ​of the S.B.W. on the Fauna Protection PanelAllen'​s previous lecture on the geology of the country in which we walk, was enthusiastically received and many requests have been made for Allen to speak to us again. Those requests have been granted. 
-have been made for Allen to speak to us again. Those requests have been granted. + 
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-DESIGN FOR A NEW Congratulations ​nd Good Wishes to Bob + 
-CLUB EMBLEM ​and Billie Bright, ​vIho were married in New +Congratulations ​and Good Wishes to Bob and Billie Bright, ​who were married in New Guinea. Billy has taken over a hairdressing business up there. 
-Guinea. Billy has taken over a hairdressing business up there. + 
-IC I +---- 
-LETTERS TO TYE EDITOR+ 
-Extract from letter from Frank Leyden. (Frank'​s letter describes climbs in the High Silvretta (Austrian Voralberg). As most of the places described are not on any of the maps we could discover this part of the letter is not reproduced. The map below shows the Silvretta and sorric ​of the places he describes in Switzerland.) +=====Letters To The Editor.===== 
-At Sass Fee I joined a British Colonel friend and we started out + 
- with a Swiss party and 2 guides for the ('Haute Route''​, ski-mountaineer- +====Extract from letter from Frank Leyden.==== 
-ing tour over somc'of the highest mountains and passes in the Alps. + 
-From Sass Fee at 6,000 feet we climbed to Britannia Hut at 10,000 feet, +(Frank'​s letter describes climbs in the High Silvretta (Austrian Voralberg). As most of the places described are not on any of the maps we could discover this part of the letter is not reproduced. The map below shows the Silvretta and some of the places he describes in Switzerland.) 
- set in the 7,​iddle ​of very spectacular mountains and deep valleys and + 
-glaciers. Next day the 13 of us roped in 3 sections and climbed for 4 hours up through the crovrissed ​glacier to the high Adler Pass, +"At Sass Fee I joined a British Colonel friend and we started out with a Swiss party and 2 guides for the "Haute Route", ski-mountaineering ​tour over some of the highest mountains and passes in the Alps. From Sass Fee at 6,000 feet we climbed to Britannia Hut at 10,000 feet, set in the middle ​of very spectacular mountains and deep valleys and glaciers. Next day the 13 of us roped in 3 sections and climbed for 4 hours up through the crevassed ​glacier to the high Adler Pass, 12,700 feet. Here we left skis and cut steps up through the crevassed glacier to the summit of the Strahlhorn, 14,000 feet. We almost looked down on the Matterhorn from here which was just to the north-west of us. To the south we looked over the Italian lakes. 
-12,700 feet. Hero we left skis and cut steps up through the crevassed glacier to the summit of the Strahlhorn, 14,000 feet. We almost looked down on the Matterhorn from 'core whidh was just to the north-west of us. To the south we looked over the Italian lakes. + 
-j/ +Strahlhorn is my highest climb so far, although I have been to more spectacular ​places. From Adler Pass the snow was too steep to ski so we made steps and roped down. Then we skied to the Findelu ​glacier, climbed to the saddle between ​Cimi di jazzi and Stockhorn, and skied down by the seracs of the Gorner glacier under the great ice cliffs of Monte Rosa. We stayed at Monte Rosa Hut, and next day went to Theodulpass and skied nearly three quarters of the way around the majestic Matterhorn, which is closed and inaccessible in winter. Then up the Zmutt Glacier to Schonbuhl ​hut, where we slept right under the great rock. Next day up past Dent D'Herens ​over Col de Valpalline where we had grand views of Dent Blanche. But the weather here smote us and we wandered much on the Haut Glacier de Tza de Tzan till we found Col du Mt. Brule which we had to climb over, then more crevasse roping, Col de'​Eveque, Arolla glacier and Vignettes Hut in exhaustion at 7 p.m. Next day we went on to Pass de Chevres where we climbed down a vertical 300 feet cliff on iron ladders with the pack swaying about and the skis swinging around one's neck. On to Hut Valde Dix. Through next day over Mont Fort Rosablanche, ​an exhausting ​climb where we dragged packs, skis and bodies up terribly steep slopes where a slip was unthinkable,​ and on to Le Chable bus railway out
-+ 
--2"'"​ . +I spent a week in Zermatt on the Gornergrat with my Colonel friend, then spent another week in Saas Fee where there was a group of very high mountains including the Dom about 15,000 feet or so, highest wholly in Switzerland. Here I did some solo trips to huts including the Monte Moro Pass, one of the famous viewpoints in the Alps. Then I went to Sion, Les Hauderes ​and Arolla to join the second ​"​Haute ​Route" ski tour. It took me 2 days to get to Vignettes hut because of bad weatherHere I met the party and we climbed (also a terrific climb) Pigne d'Arolla, and skied down to the Chamrion ​Hut. Next day up over Col de Fenetre by the Grand Combin ​and down Ollement ​Valley to Aosta in Italy. We took a car to Courmayeur, through some of the loveliest scenery I have seen, right up to the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the great south ridges of which are probably ​the greatest mountain faces in the whole of the AlpsNext day we took the 4,000 feet Teleferique to Col de Geant and skied over the passes ​and glaciers to Col du Midi, where we stayed in the hut at 11,​900 ​feet on the Aiguille du midi overlooking Chamonix ​8,500 feet below the greatest vertical rock cliffs I have seenThe Aiguilles ​on Mont Blanc around Chamonix are the most spectacular I have ever seenNext morning we were up at 3.30 to do the summit of Mt. Blanc (16,000 feet)We had the crampons, as it is mostly a crampon ​climbing, and had paid the guide, but he would not go as the weather was pretty wicked ​and the air is so thin for the last 4,000 feet that it takes a long time - it is unthinkable unless the weather is quite fairSo we skied down 7,000 feet of Vallee ​Blanche and Mer de GlaceI have never had such a ski run. Crevasses, seracs, a terrifying placeFrom Chamonix ​I went to Interlaken, ​Lauterbrunn ​(a lovely place) and Murren ​and am now parked up on Jungfrau in a pub at Jungfraujoch,​ at 11,400 feet."​ 
-"4) + 
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-17'​4.4.,​1.,​r t.,!, ft"; ' .."''''''''''​ +====Mysterious Katoomba.==== 
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-e.........'​ +The mysterious surveyors' ​marks observed on the week-end of 27-28th May, were, I believe, relating to the route of a proposed pipe line to convey water from the Fish River to Katoomba. The water will have to be raised to the top of the Main Divide, thence will flow, probably down Mini Mini Range, crossing the Cox by a bridge, and across Lower Megalong to the Megalong Post Office and along the Nellie'​s Glen track as far as the hotel-site. Powerful pumps will send the stream up on to the plateau in the vicinity of Devil'​s Hole and then on to the Katoomba reservoir. 
-47,​7''''​ C'l + 
-/​`'​... +I understand that with the expansion of the reticulated water supply right down the line to Glenbrook, the combined resources of the Katoomba Reservoir and Medlow Bath are insufficient to meet requirements should a dry spell ever again occur. The Katoomba catchment is pitifully small in any case, while the Fish River is of a fairly permanent source. The line, as far as I can see, will run through alienated ​land for the most part, and will not detract from any real primitive areas. It will, however, add a more civilised touch to the Megalong telephone line route. 
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-r''''''''​ ' T.'​s":​ +On the other side of the picture, a good high-pressure water supply down the line may be the means of preventing ​the spread of a potentially disastrous bush fire. Most of these fires have occurred in the settled areas (mostly due to carelessness of householders and passing motorists) ​and we may be thankful if our already bush-fire smitten land is saved from further destruction. 
-\ a, + 
-,,,,,,,. .),3 /7 +As regards the Catalina floating in the pool in Katoomba, I have absolutely no information and cannot endeavour to explain that mystery. 
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-1. +====One Captain To ShipOne Leader To Walk.==== 
-Strahlhorn is my highest climb so far, although I have been to more spectacuaar ​places. From Adler Pass the snow was too steep to ski so we made steps and roped down. Then we skied to the FindelU ​glacier, climbed to the saddle between ​Oimi di jazzi and Stockhorn, and skied down by the seracs of the Gorner glacier under the great ice cliffs of Monte Rosa. We stayed at Monte Rosa Hut, and next day went to Theodulpass and skied nearly three quarters of the way around the majestic Matterhorn, which is closed and inaccessible in winter. Then up the Zmutt Glacier to ScheOnic''​ahl ​hut, where we slept right under the great rock. Next day up past Dent Dflide'rens over Col de Valpalline where we had grand views of Dent Blanche. But the weather here smote + 
-+"Dear Sir, 
-us and we wandered much on the Haut Glacier de Tza db,Tzan till we found Col du Mt.Brule which we had to climb over, then more crevasse roping, Col de 1TEveque, Arolla glacier and Vignettes Hut in exhaustion at 7 p m. Next day we went on to Pass de Chevres where we climbed down a vertical 300 feet cliff on iron ladders with the pack swaying about and the skis swinging around one?s neck. On to Hut Va2de Dix. Through next day over Mont Fort Rosablancher ​an exhausting ​c_Limb ​where we dragged packs, skis and bodies up terribly steep slopes where a slip was unthinkable,​ and on to Le Chable bus railway out + 
- I'spent a week in Zermatt on the Gornergrat with my Colonel friend, then spent another week in Saas Fee where there was a group of very high mountains including the Dom about 15,000 feet or so, highest wholly in Switzerland. Here I did some solo trips to huts including the Monte Moro Pass, one of the famous viewpoints in the Alps. Then I went to Sion, Les Haud6res ​and Arolla to join the +As certain misconceptions have arisen concerning the official King's Birthday Walk to Newnes, I pen the following in an attempt to correct them, and to dispel any imaginary incidents which the feather-brain ​of gossip may invent. I have already been approached in the Clubroom with the remark "I hear you got lost and had to come home!"​ 
-second ​hHaute ​Route" ski tour. It too k me 2 days to get to Vignettes hut because of bad weatherHere I met the party and we climbed (also a terrific climb) Pigne d?Arolla, and skied down to the Chanrion ​Hut. Next day up over Col de Fenetre by the Grand Conlsin ​and down 011amont ​Valley to Aosta in Italy. We took a car to Courmayeur, through some of the loveliest scenery I have seenv right up to the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the great south ridges of which are t,​01;​Th157- ​the greatest mountain faces in the whole of the AlpsNext day we tech the 4,000 feet Teleferique to Cc:. de Goant and skj ed over the pases and glaciers to Col duMidi, where we stayed in the hut at 11200 feet on the Aiguille du midi overlooking Chamonix ​8500 feet below the greatest vertical rock cliffs I have seenThe Aiguilles ​On Mont Blanc around Chamonix are the most spectacular I hove over seenNext morning we were up at 330 to do the summit of Mt. Blanc 16.000 foet)We had the crampons, as it is mostly a crampon ​olmbing3 anJ had paid the guide, but he would not go as the weather was prety wcks,​d ​and the air is so thin for the last 49000 feet that it takes a long time - it is unthinkable unless the weather is qtite fairSo we skied down 7.000 feet of Valle Blanche and Nor de Glace I have never had such a ski run. Crevasses, seracs, a terrifying placeFrom Cha]::​konix ​I went to Interlaken, ​Louterbrunn ​(a lovely place) and IVII2en ​and am now parked up on Jungfrau in a pub at Jungfraujoch,​ at 11,400 feet. " + 
-Sir: +Two members and one prospective were separated from the main party from early Saturday morning till late Monday afternoon. The manner of separation was as followsThe leader, having to go for assistance for a bogged taxi, appointed a deputy to take charge until he could rejoin the party. He did not inform me of this, nor did I hear the deputy'​s announcement of starting time, if one was made. Having gone down the road to the scene of the towing operation, I returned to find that the deputy ​had departed with half the party. 
-allYSTERIOUS KATOOKBA. 17+ 
-The mysterious surveyorsmarks observed on the week-end of 27-28th May, were, I believe, relating to the route of a proposed pipe line to convey water fro-nr-t-He ​Fish River to Katoomba. The water till have to be raised to the top of the Main Divide, thence will flow, probably down Mini Mini Range, crossing the Cox by a bridge, and +Being advised by the leader, who had now returned to the camp, to go on, a party of six set off, leaving the leader and one prospective to complete their packing. "We will catch you up" was the parting remark. After about a mile or so, three of the party left the other three. At this stage there were four sections to the party! ​We had a Captain at the bow, another ​in the stern, and, as might have been expected, what happened amidships ​was nobody's business
-across Lower Megalong to the Megalong Post Office and along the Nellie'​s Glen track as far as the hotel-site. Powerful pumps will send the stream up on to the plateau in the vicinity of Devil'​s Hole and then on to the Katoomba reservoir. + 
-I understand that with the expansion of the reticulated water supply right down the line to Glenbrook, the combined resources of the Katoomba Reservoir and Medlow Bath are insufficient to meet requirements should a dry spell ever again occur. The Katoomba catchment is pitifully small in any case, while the Fish River is of a fairly permanent source. The line, as far as I can see, will run through alienated ​lard for the most part, and will not detract from any real primitive areas. It will, however, add a more civilised touch to the Megalong telephone line route. +At lunch time it was apparent that we were pursuing a different course to that taken by the deputy leader, but as we were on the old rail track to Newnes, we determined to follow it rather ​than leave it in search of the other parties. 
-On the other side of the picture, a good high-pressure water supply down the line may be the means of preventng ​the spread of a potentially disastrous bush firc. Most of these fires have occurred in the settled areas (mostly due to carelessness of householders and passing motorists) ​ard we may be thankful if our already bush-fire smitten land is saved from further destruction. + 
-As regards the Catalina floating in the pool in Katoomba, I have absolutely no information and cannot endeavour to explain that mystery. - Brian Harvey. +Late that afternoon, an incident occurred which may interest those who found mention of this affair so amusing at the last general meeting. The two members halted for few minutes, and the prospective walked on along the track. The prospective was ahead of them. They were walking faster than he was. They would catch him up. How obvious! We walked ​for an hour without sight of him, and descended at last to the farmhouse on the banks of the Wolgan. No news either of the main party, or of the prospective. We crossed the Wolgan, on to the Newnes ​Road, and debated whether to camp or push on to Newnes. 
- /1/....... + 
-"Dear Sir: +At this stage not one single member of the entire party knew the whereabouts of that prospective. Fortunately this did not cause any worry, to whoever was leading ​the party at that time of the day. Not having seen either the prospective or the two members ​since early morning, he did not know that the prospective was missing. Some little time later the prospective ​appeared, coming not from in front of us but from behindHe explained that when he went ahead of us he decided to investigate ​an interesting little ​gorge and cascade close by. He left his pack to one side of the track, where we failed to notice it. The further we went the further we left him behind. We decided to camp and await the return of the main party next morning. 
-l'ONE CAPTAIN TO SHIPONE LEADER TO WALK"+ 
-As certain misconceptions have arisen concerning the official King's Birthday Walk to Newnes, I pen the following in an attempt to correct them, a-4e to dispel any imaginary incidents which the featherbrain ​of gossip may invent. I have already been approached in the Clubroom with the remark "I hear you got lost and had to come heme1 +I frankly confess to a disinclination to rejoin ​party in which lack of cohesion appeared to be a marked characteristic. ​As the party had not appeared ​by 10.30 a.m. next day, (they arrived at 12 p.m. I am told) we set out to walk thru' ​the pleasant ​Wolgan ​Valley; camping that night on a good sheltered spot at the foot of the Wolgan Gap. 
-Two members and one prospective were separated from the main party from early Saturday morning till late Monday afternoon. The manner of separation was as follows The leader, having to go for assistance for a bogged taxi, appointed a deputy to tale charge until he could rejoin the party. He did not inform me of this, no:e did I hear the deputy'​s announcement of starting time, if one was made. Having gone down the road to the scene of the towing operation, I returned to find that the deputy ​hod departed with half the party. + 
-18. +The final day saw us through the Gap and on to Lyndale, the scene of open cut coal mining, ​and so to Lithgow. ​At no time were we "​lost"​ and as for coming home, that being our usual custom, deserves no comment. It was a pleasant and interesting ​walk marred to some extent by that bugbear of all leaders, the split party. 
-Being advised by the leader, who had now returned to the camp, + 
-to go on, a party of six set off, leaving the le'​lder. rnd one prospective to complete their pocking. "We will catch you up" was the parting +Let us have one captain to a ship, and one leader to a walk, 
-remark. After -bout a mile or so, three of the party left the other + 
-three. At this stage there were four sections to the pertyl ​We had +- Ernie French."​ 
-a Captain at the bow, -mother ​in the stern, and, as might have been expected,'what happened amidships ​w'​s ​nobodyTs ​business, + 
-At lunch time it was apparent that we were pursuing a different +---- 
-course to that taken by the deputy leader, but as we were on the old rail track to Newnes, we determined to follow it r-ther ​than leave it + 
-in search of the other parties. +=====Column 8 1/2.===== 
-Late that afternoon, an incident occurred which may interest those who found mention of this affair so amusing at the last general meeting. The two members halted for few minutes, and the +
-prospective walked on along the track. The prospective was ahead of +
-them. They were walking faster than he was. They would catch him +
-up. How obvious! We waked for an hour without sight of him, and +
-descended at last to the farmhouse on the banks of the Wolgan. No +
-news either of the main party, or of the prospective. We crossed +
-the Wolgan, on to the Nownes ​Road, and debated whether to camp or push on to Newnes. +
-At this st ge not one single member of the entire party knew the whereabouts of that prospective. Fortunately this did not cause any +
-worry, to whoever was lending ​the party at that time of the day. Not +
-having seen either the prospective or the two members ​sice early +
-morning, he did not know that the prospective was missing. Some little time 1-ter the prospective ​Tpe red, coming not from in front +
-of us but from behind ​He explained that when he wer' ​ahead of us +
-he decided to investig to an interesting little ​g,drge Pnd cascade +
-close bv. He loft his pack to one side of the tr,ick, where we failed +
-to notice it. The further we went the further we left him behind. +
-We decided to camp and await the return of the main party next morning. +
-I frankly confess to a disinclination to rejoin ​e, party in which lack of cohesion appeared to Ife c mnrked char ctoristic, ​As +
-the party had not nppe red by 10.30,A0M3 next d-7, (they arrived at 12 P.M. I am told) we sot out to walk thruT the pleasant ​Wolgnn ​Valley; camping that night on a good sheltered spot at the foot of +
-the Wolun Gqp+
-The final day saw us through the Gap and on to LT--tec lale, the scene of open cut coal mining, ​:Ind so to L-34;​h:;​ow0 ​At no time were +
-we "​lost"​ and as for coming home, that being OUP USUra custom, +
-deserves no comment. It was a pleasant and Lnteresting ​walk marred +
-to some extent by that bugbear of all leaders, the split perty+
-Let us have one captain to a ship, and one leader to a walk, - Ernie French."​ +
-le, +
-C LUNT+
 by Kevin Ardill. by Kevin Ardill.
-Did you read the pathetic plea by the Editor in the last months rag eh - mag. As direct result Column ​Oi bas been resurrected,​ + 
-my only felr being that the author may require the same treatment in the near future. +Did you read the pathetic plea by the Editor in the last months rag eh - mag. As direct result Column ​8 1/2 has been resurrected,​ my only fear being that the author may require the same treatment in the near future. 
-David Ingram receives mention in this colunn b;,7. his feat in - eleminating ​all comers in the first train home competition. ​Ho was + 
-on the 2.15 p m. train and headed for home one Sunday recently+David Ingram receives mention in this column by his feat in eliminating ​all comers in the first train home competition. ​He was on the 2.15 p.m. train and headed for home one Sunday recentlyBefore you start quoting comparable efforts kindly note that the following day was King's Birthday and the walk was not scheduled to finish till the Monday evening. A certain amount of mist and rain on the Barren Grounds was responsible ​for the early return of David and party. 
-Before you start quoting comparable efforts kindly note that the following day was King's Birthday and the walk wis not scheduled to finish till the Monday evening. A certain amount of mist and rain on the Barren Grounds was resporible ​for the early return of David and party. + 
-He started out on Dibio-,:​rzs ​walk, was hot upon the trail, But he couldn'​t read his program and he went to Lilyvale. He scrutinised the passingers ​but not a one was known So he wandered out to Burning Palms and had a day - ALONE. +---- 
-We sympathised with this bloke upon his lonely day And even wondered quietly just how he found his way + 
-T- catch the bus to Waterfall and how the day wP.s spent But not too much was offered by this cagy foxy gente +He started out on Dibley'​s ​walk, was hot upon the trail,\\ 
-A few weeks later in the bush we herd two fair ones talk Of haw, they went to Lilyvnle ​and missed George ​Diblcy'​s ​wnlk. They met a bloke named x 0,, and I think it should be known, The throe went out to Burning ​Palm and had a day - +But he couldn'​t read his program and he went to Lilyvale.\\ 
-ALONE0+He scrutinised the passengers ​but not a one was known\\ 
 +So he wandered out to Burning Palms and had a day - ALONE. 
 + 
 +We sympathised with this bloke upon his lonely day\\ 
 +And even wondered quietly just how he found his way\\ 
 +To catch the bus to Waterfall and how the day was spent\\ 
 +But not too much was offered by this cagy foxy gent. 
 + 
 +A few weeks later in the bush we heard two fair ones talk\\ 
 +Of how they went to Lilyvale ​and missed George ​Dibley'​s ​walk.\\ 
 +They met a bloke named x .... and I think it should be known,\\ 
 +The three went out to Burning ​Palms and had a day - ALONE. 
 x censored. x censored.
-If you have a sp' re fourty four gallon drum about vc,u might lend it to Len FallAll in -1 good cause you know. Len started off + 
-Euroka with a steamed ginger pudding in a pint '​Dilly0 +---- 
-described it as the best ever andon subsequen*G ​walks so nnay customers have boon promised a piece of the next cl-cai-on, that Len is talking about taking a korosen:​1 ​tin along with look for + 
-Len with a circle of fair ones -round him and youll k-low what: cookina +If you have a spare fourty four gallon drum about you might lend it to Len FallAll in good cause you know. Len started off at Euroka with a steamed ginger pudding in a 1 1/2 pint billy. Connoisseurs ​described it as the best ever and on subsequent ​walks so many customers have been promised a piece of the next creation, that Len is talking about taking a kerosene ​tin along with him. Just look for Len with a circle of fair ones round him and you'll know what's cooking! 
-If you haven'​s seen the effect of sneakers on wet slippery rocks you haven'​t seen anything yet Down Fitzgerald ​Crook went a party of + 
-S.B.W. Two prospectives (feminine) had the sneakers, had the creek, +---- 
-and also had hold of the various males. Not since moonlight ​excur- + 
-sions on the harbour have I seen such an ol,gy L'md holdirg0 ​Someone +If you haven'​s seen the effect of sneakers on wet slippery rocks you haven'​t seen anything yetDown Fitzgerald ​Creek went a party of S.B.W. Two prospectives (feminine) had the sneakers, had the creek, and also had hold of the various males. Not since moonlight ​excursions ​on the harbour have I seen such an orgy hand holding. ​Someone suggested that the girls wore sneakers on purpose but I'm sure Pat and Joyce were just the victims of circumstance. 
-suggested that the girls wore sneakers on purpose but I'm sure Pat and Joyce were just the victims of circumstance. + 
-20, +---- 
-rrosent ​on the s.7:.mo wlk wc,s Jim Smithy ​a member of Hobart Walking Club. Jim Irls one of the jprty tht wlked from Recherche + 
-Boy to Port Davey -uad then followed us up to Geeveston ​en our XM2S +Present ​on the same walk was Jim Smith, a member of Hobart Walking Club. Jim was one of the party that walked ​from Recherche ​Bay to Port Davey and then followed us up to Geeveston ​on our Xmas Tassie trip. He had some fine photos and we hope to see him along on a scratchy ​trip so he can leave some skin on our bush to make for what their bauera ​did to us. 
-Tassie trip. He hlwci some - ine potos ,.nd we hope to see him ! long on o scrtchy ​trip so he on leve some skin on our bush to iretke ​for wht their huere did to us. + 
-Fa-11,:07Rn,TlCT NcTq:110, +---- 
-Eria n Go Harvey, + 
-ER RHSUYPTLON Forr1,J1 flcknowledg ement 1J11'​-'​S ​received of +=====Federation Notes.===== 
-proest ​over the proposed ​,1qam,tinn o(' Ngtionnl ​and Garrawgrra ​Park Trusts. The matter ​w-s Tpl-ced ​before the Minister for Lands on his return to Eydne7+ 
-ADELI\IDE BUSKA:\LKERS were represented by their Mr.Vv,​tson ​who is 7175e1-57E-Tiiiing'​in Y7dnev. He described some of his Club Ts conservation work such as the planting of gums ',​nd ​the introduction of Malice ​chicks to Thistle Island. +Brian G. Harvey. 
-'​3UNGONIA GORGE It w-is resolved to write to the Minister for Tourist + 
-ActiTities c'tr nwing attention to the despoil tion of -nother benuty +===Era Land Resumption:​=== 
-spot. Detailed first hand information of the exact loc tion of the + 
-qunrry ​would be Elppreci ted+Formal acknowledgement was received of Federation'​s protest ​over the proposed ​amalgamation of National ​and Garrawarra ​Park Trusts. The matter ​was placed ​before the Minister for Lands on his return to Sydney
-KOSCiUSKO PRK The Busher ft Lssocition deleg-te stited th.'​t ​a very + 
-dirtycrap hod been left at Rennix?s Gap over King7s ​Birthday Weekend +===Adelaide Bushwalkers:=== 
-in the vicinity of the green hut. It appears that a party who + 
-reached there in a yellow truck was responsible. Any S.B.W. ​uho +Were represented by their Mr. Watson ​who is at present living ​in Sydney. He described some of his Club'​s ​conservation work such as the planting of gums and the introduction of Mallee ​chicks to Thistle Island. 
-knows anything about the matter is requested ​'​co ​pass on the information to the delegates. + 
-GROSE VP.LLEZ SHLE DEPOSITS ​Advice ​h-s been reccivod th t thi. Sydney +===Bungonia Gorge:=== 
-engaged to report on those resources. It + 
-appears good aunlit7 cool has been located below Rvinis ​Head +It was resolved to write to the Minister for Tourist ​Activities drawing ​attention to the despoilation ​of another beauty ​spot. Detailed first hand information of the exact location ​of the quarry ​would be appreciated
-adjacent ​areno. A letter has been written to the 2.0.0. requesting + 
-particulars. +===Kosciusko Park:=== 
-SNOWY RIVER FLYING FOXES Information ​his '-eon reccfved ​that an + 
-7pproach ​appropriate ​euthorities th' t The flyingfoxes +The Bushcraft Association delegate stated that a very dirty camp had been left at Rennix's Gap over King'​s ​Birthday Weekend in the vicinity of the green hut. It appears that a party who reached there in a yellow truck was responsible. Any S.B.W. ​who knows anything about the matter is requested ​to pass on the information to the delegates. 
-be not locked as they provided emergency river crossings when river in + 
-flood. Owing to the v-nd-lism ​previously ​oxperionc(md ​the request could not be gr,.,nted+===Grose Valley Shale Deposits:​=== 
-THE YOUTH HOSTEL 00_HT.LON C'NOE CLUB has requested affiliation and + 
-Ys being investigated in -,​ccoranco ​with the new admission requirements, THE' l'​INDF1ELD 'BUSH WLKERS, who applied for -ffili-tion ​in Fobru,:lry, +Advice ​has been received that the Sydney ​County Council ​engaged ​an engineer ​to report on those resources. It appears good quality coal has been located below Evan'​s ​Head adjacent ​areas. A letter has been written to the S.C.C. requesting particulars. 
-1-3iive-n-cir-fas-u-p-p--Tf6a rTocess ry inform ttion for the ii at ionto + 
-be considered. +===Snowy River Flying Foxes:=== 
-THE SERCH RESCUE SECTION hod two 5qlertsi7 ​after the holiday weekend but all seemto ​have -Lrrf775d b-ck safely on the Tuesday. + 
-THE ANNML GENER:,I, MEETING of Foderaion ​will be hold in July. Nominations will be accepted for Ell official positions whether the nominee is an offici.,,​1 ​delegate or not. As the la zgest club I would +Information ​has been received ​that an approach was made to the appropriate ​authorities that the flying-foxes ​be not locked as they provided emergency river crossings when river in flood. Owing to the vandalism ​previously ​experienced ​the request could not be granted
-like to see a few starters this year as all the work is being loft to + 
-other clubs. Perhaps a'few of our perennial critics of the Federation will offer their services to ferform ​the miracles they expect of others, +===The Youth Hostel Association Canoe Club:=== 
-STOP PRESS: Congratulations to Bob and Mary EQstoe ​on the birth of theT1751-7157 ​daughter. + 
-AFTER THE DELUGE ​WHAT +Has requested affiliation and is being investigated in accordance ​with the new admission requirements
-We may disagree on politics and many other things but we're all greed that we've had enough ​rL4in for a-long time. Those of us interested in the snow ore watching the -weather reports ​7,,nd anxiously awaiting snow on the Alps. + 
-In the meantime you can always drop in on Paddy and have a look et his ski gear. His range is bigger, better and brighter than ever. )Como and have a look. +===The Lindfield Bush Walkers:​=== 
-There are some magnificent solid hickory skis from Norway ​14 pail:+ 
-For those whose pockets ​arenit ​so deep there are skis from 6.0.0. a pair. +Who applied for affiliation ​in Februaryhave not yet been supplied necessary information ​for their application to be considered. 
-Cane stock, cost 2.O.O. Aluminium stock 3.17.6. + 
-If you w:-ql t to make your own Paddy can supply cane sticks at 3/- each.+===The Search ​Rescue Section:​=== 
 + 
 +Had two "​alerts" ​after the holiday weekend but all seem to have arrived back safely on the Tuesday. 
 + 
 +===The Annual General Meeting:=== 
 + 
 +Of Federation ​will be held in July. Nominations will be accepted for all official positions whether the nominee is an officia1 ​delegate or not. As the largest ​club I would like to see a few starters this year as all the work is being left to other clubs. Perhaps a few of our perennial critics of the Federation will offer their services to perform ​the miracles they expect of others. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Stop Press:==== 
 + 
 +Congratulations to Bob and Mary Eastoe ​on the birth of their baby daughter. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====After The Deluge - What?===== 
 + 
 +We may disagree on politics and many other things but we're all agreed ​that we've had enough ​rain for a long time. Those of us interested in the snow are watching the weather reports ​and anxiously awaiting snow on the Alps. 
 + 
 +In the meantime you can always drop in on Paddy and have a look at his ski gear. His range is bigger, better and brighter than ever. Come and have a look. 
 + 
 +There are some magnificent solid hickory skis from Norway ​£14 pair. 
 + 
 +For those whose pockets ​aren'​t ​so deep there are skis from £6.0.0. a pair. 
 + 
 +Cane stock, cost £2.0.0. Aluminium stock £3.17.6. 
 + 
 +If you want to make your own Paddy can supply cane sticks at 3/- each. 
 Greasy wool socks and mitts range from 10/- and 12/- a pair and slashing Selbu mitts at 18/- a pair. Greasy wool socks and mitts range from 10/- and 12/- a pair and slashing Selbu mitts at 18/- a pair.
 +
 Norwegian Lettner rapid edges 24/- a set. Norwegian Lettner rapid edges 24/- a set.
-Spare tiVsfor ​that ski tour will be 12/- each. + 
-There are stocks of waxes and bindings and tits and pieces.+Spare tips for that ski tour will be 12/- each. 
 + 
 +There are stocks of waxes and bindings and bits and pieces. 
 If you are interested and cannot call then ask for a price list and it will be sent pronto. If you are interested and cannot call then ask for a price list and it will be sent pronto.
-BX 3595 
-Paddy Pallin 
-Gear for Skiers 
-(sorry Walkers) 327 George Street, 
-SYDNEY. 
-SKI YEAR BOOK 1950 NOW I-VP,ILABLE PRICE 5/-. 
-N.E. Prices of imported stuff are subject to slight variation up or down. Paddy hasn't had time to work out all the prices yet. 
  
 +Paddy Pallin, Gear for Skiers (sorry Walkers).
 +
 +'Phone BX 3595. 327 George Street, Sydney.
 +
 +Ski Year Book 1950 now available - Price 5/-.
 +
 +N.B. Prices of imported stuff are subject to slight variation up or down. Paddy hasn't had time to work out all the prices yet.
 +
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