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 The Kosciusko area is not well situated for a park, because is too far to be seen and enjoyed by the average person. Compare it, for instance, with the Blue Mountains area, which is perfectly situated because it is within easy reach of most of the inhabitants of the State. Better transport might have made it more accessible but there have been no improvements in transport for many years. The night train takes nearly 10 1/2 hours to cover the 267 miles to Cooma and it is usual to waste some five hours in covering the remaining 50 miles by bus to the hotel. The Kosciusko area is not well situated for a park, because is too far to be seen and enjoyed by the average person. Compare it, for instance, with the Blue Mountains area, which is perfectly situated because it is within easy reach of most of the inhabitants of the State. Better transport might have made it more accessible but there have been no improvements in transport for many years. The night train takes nearly 10 1/2 hours to cover the 267 miles to Cooma and it is usual to waste some five hours in covering the remaining 50 miles by bus to the hotel.
  
-The park is used by many classes of people seeking recreation - skiers, walkers, campers, hikers, hitch-hikers,​ motorists, fishermen and some who just like to sit about in hotels. None of the users of the park have representation on the Park Trust. Before it was made a park a lot of money was spent in erecting the Hotel and Chalet, mainly for the benefit of skiers, whose sport is heavily subsidised by reason of the large annual loss shown for many years by the Hotel and Chalet - a loss borne by the State. But there have been no additions to, or improvements in, accommodation since the park was created six years ago. Nearly two years ago the Department of Touris t Activities ​eichibited ​plans and models for a tourist hotel and cabin colony for 1,000 guests at Smigginis ​Holes, together with several 108-bed ski schools. The foundations of a building at Smiggin'​s Holes, which were presumed to be the start of these great plans, have now been swept away to make room for a workmen'​s camp. Foremen'​s Hut, for many years a boon to skiers and hikers, has been removed by the owner. There is only one small hut in the summit area which can be used by those who cannot afford accommodation at the Chalet or Bett's Camp.+The park is used by many classes of people seeking recreation - skiers, walkers, campers, hikers, hitch-hikers,​ motorists, fishermen and some who just like to sit about in hotels. None of the users of the park have representation on the Park Trust. Before it was made a park a lot of money was spent in erecting the Hotel and Chalet, mainly for the benefit of skiers, whose sport is heavily subsidised by reason of the large annual loss shown for many years by the Hotel and Chalet - a loss borne by the State. But there have been no additions to, or improvements in, accommodation since the park was created six years ago. Nearly two years ago the Department of Tourist ​Activities ​exhibited ​plans and models for a tourist hotel and cabin colony for 1,000 guests at Smiggin'​s ​Holes, together with several 108-bed ski schools. The foundations of a building at Smiggin'​s Holes, which were presumed to be the start of these great plans, have now been swept away to make room for a workmen'​s camp. Foremen'​s Hut, for many years a boon to skiers and hikers, has been removed by the owner. There is only one small hut in the summit area which can be used by those who cannot afford accommodation at the Chalet or Bett's Camp.
  
 Though nothing has been done specifically for the walker, he has nevertheless obtained some indirect benefits from the creation of the park. On the credit side there is the almost complete absence of bush fires over the past few years, a considerable reduction in the fly population, and an abundant growth of wild flowers. These improvements are probably due to the removal of stock. Round every stockman'​s hut there remain grim reminders of former fires in the shape of hillsides covered with dead trees, but between the dead trees there is now a healthy growth of young saplings, so far unscathed. Though nothing has been done specifically for the walker, he has nevertheless obtained some indirect benefits from the creation of the park. On the credit side there is the almost complete absence of bush fires over the past few years, a considerable reduction in the fly population, and an abundant growth of wild flowers. These improvements are probably due to the removal of stock. Round every stockman'​s hut there remain grim reminders of former fires in the shape of hillsides covered with dead trees, but between the dead trees there is now a healthy growth of young saplings, so far unscathed.
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 By Bob Bull. By Bob Bull.
  
-The trip was a buck party '​onsisting ​of seven husky (or rusty?) males. In case you don't know, a buck party is one which does not wash up, shave, or worry about torn pants or any of the other attributes of a normal respectable trip.+The trip was a buck party consisting ​of seven husky (or rusty?) males. In case you don't know, a buck party is one which does not wash up, shave, or worry about torn pants or any of the other attributes of a normal respectable trip.
  
 Our happy gathering disappeared down Devil'​s Hole while the taxi driver shrieked a multitude of warnings to us about the man-eating snakes and wild animals which inhabit the peaceful, lovely Megalong Valley. The poor chap was quite sincere, some hard-hearted bushwalker must have pulled his leg quite unmercifully. Our laughter resounded up the crags and far down into the valley before us as we quickened our pace, for we wanted to make Canon'​s homestead that night. Our happy gathering disappeared down Devil'​s Hole while the taxi driver shrieked a multitude of warnings to us about the man-eating snakes and wild animals which inhabit the peaceful, lovely Megalong Valley. The poor chap was quite sincere, some hard-hearted bushwalker must have pulled his leg quite unmercifully. Our laughter resounded up the crags and far down into the valley before us as we quickened our pace, for we wanted to make Canon'​s homestead that night.
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 ===== Wombeyan Caves Trip, Australia Day Weekend, 1951. ===== ===== Wombeyan Caves Trip, Australia Day Weekend, 1951. =====
  
-Those going on the Wombenn ​Caves trip over Australia Day weekend in January 1951 are advised that the party will be proceeding to Mittagong, not by the 5.21 p.m. train on the Friday night (as shown on the Walks Progranme), but by the 8.38 a.m. train on Saturday morning. The reason for this alteration is that the journey by car to the caves is better done in daytime rather than at night, so that the rugged country gone through and the breath-taking experiences of the car ride may be all the better appreciated.+Those going on the Wombeyan ​Caves trip over Australia Day weekend in January 1951 are advised that the party will be proceeding to Mittagong, not by the 5.21 p.m. train on the Friday night (as shown on the Walks Programme), but by the 8.38 a.m. train on Saturday morning. The reason for this alteration is that the journey by car to the caves is better done in daytime rather than at night, so that the rugged country gone through and the breath-taking experiences of the car ride may be all the better appreciated.
  
-The cost of transport from Mittagong to Wombeyan Caves and back again to Mittagong on the Monday will work out at two puunds ​(£2) per head (with a strong possibility of a refund), and will require to be paid to the leader, Mr. A. Hardie, on or before Friday night, the 12th January, 1951.+The cost of transport from Mittagong to Wombeyan Caves and back again to Mittagong on the Monday will work out at two pounds ​(£2) per head (with a strong possibility of a refund), and will require to be paid to the leader, Mr. A. Hardie, on or before Friday night, the 12th January, 1951.
  
-Another correction has to be made to the Walks Programme. The distrance ​travelled will not be "​Nil"​ as shown, but will be a minus quantity, the walking being underground and not on the surface.+Another correction has to be made to the Walks Programme. The distance ​travelled will not be "​Nil"​ as shown, but will be a minus quantity, the walking being underground and not on the surface.
  
 A, McF. Hardie, Leader, 13/12/1950. A, McF. Hardie, Leader, 13/12/1950.
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 Well, we did have a Christmas Party after all. All sorts of spirits were in evidence including some very happy spirit. Were we stagnant? The funny part was that the few critics who labelled the Club as "​stagnant"​ and "​almost defunct"​ were not noticed among those present. Like the advertised "inner cleanliness"​ I fancy the "​stagnant"​ feeling must be a personal complaint. To those happy characters who were so intent on enjoying themselves that they nearly went through the floor of the Coronet, we promise a happy, fancy and dancy New Year. Well, we did have a Christmas Party after all. All sorts of spirits were in evidence including some very happy spirit. Were we stagnant? The funny part was that the few critics who labelled the Club as "​stagnant"​ and "​almost defunct"​ were not noticed among those present. Like the advertised "inner cleanliness"​ I fancy the "​stagnant"​ feeling must be a personal complaint. To those happy characters who were so intent on enjoying themselves that they nearly went through the floor of the Coronet, we promise a happy, fancy and dancy New Year.
  
-Suggestions for a midwinter party or Ball, a basket dance in the Club, plus several dances a la Ingersoll Hall are in the hands of the Social Secretary, so polish up your dancing shoes. On January 19th there is a dance in the Clubroom in place of the Play Night. If you haven'​t been to one recently drop in and get a shock. If you've been to a party in the last 10 years you'​ve ​probagy ​still a party cap or summat. Let's make the dance on the 19th a Mad Hatter'​s Night. With prizes for the most original and humorous hats I think the results should be good - if not good oh. The more the merrier, so bring along a friend or two - if any. Be seeing you,+Suggestions for a midwinter party or Ball, a basket dance in the Club, plus several dances a la Ingersoll Hall are in the hands of the Social Secretary, so polish up your dancing shoes. On January 19th there is a dance in the Clubroom in place of the Play Night. If you haven'​t been to one recently drop in and get a shock. If you've been to a party in the last 10 years you'​ve ​probably ​still a party cap or summat. Let's make the dance on the 19th a Mad Hatter'​s Night. With prizes for the most original and humorous hats I think the results should be good - if not good oh. The more the merrier, so bring along a friend or two - if any. Be seeing you,
  
 Kevin Ardill. Kevin Ardill.
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-PAY THE PIPER.+===== Pay The Piper===== 
 Jim Brown. Jim Brown.
-Ask any pipe-smoker and he will tell you it's far and away + 
-the most satisfying smoke. Why? Probably because it's essentially a peaceful smoke. You see, its practically impossible to Braoke +Ask any pipe-smoker and he will tell you it's far and away the most satisfying smoke. Why? Probably because it's essentially a peaceful smoke. You see, its practically impossible to smoke a pipe when agitated - the damn thing just keeps on going out, and after you'​ve ​inhaled great quantities of phosphorus fumes from matches, you finally light a cigarette. So, paradoxically,​ the cigarette becomes associated with a state of tension and its relief: the pipe remains symbolic of repose, contemplation and tranquility. Consider the Redskin and his pipe of peace. 
-a pipe when agitated - the damn thing just keeps on going out, and after youfve ​inhaled great quantities of phosphorus fumes from matches, you finally light a cigarette. So, paradoxically,​ the cigarette becomes associated with a'state of tension and its relief: the pipe remains symbolic of repose, contemplation and tranquility. Consider the Redskin and his pipe of peace. + 
-Now the perfect place to smoke a pipe is around the campfire, and I became an inveterate pipe-smker almost as a consequence of being a bushwalker. But, oh dear, the hazards of taking a pipe into the scrubi +Now the perfect place to smoke a pipe is around the campfire, and I became an inveterate pipe-smoker ​almost as a consequence of being a bushwalker. But, oh dear, the hazards of taking a pipe into the scrub! 
-The first pipe I ever smoked was a sweet American-made briar which I picked up in the Solomons. It gave me several years of cool smoking between 1944 and 1947, but in that year I made the grievous mistake of taking it on a number of trips: its career ended when I bit clean through the stem. Perhaps I shouldn'​t blame that entirely on walking, but the tragic pipe mortality of the following ​yeaf can be charged completely against the lure of the bush. By the way, it was the pipe Which I chewed to destrtictiqr ​my dentist attended to thRt, + 
-February ​191-8 -,aw fLe. on a ,.2.1_p ulth Meadows andPhil Hall from Robertsanto ​Yeola ,712. Be:​movc ​Falls. We halted ​naar the top of the Fai.Ls'​about noon5 snatched a bite whilst a sultry drizzle of rain fell, and I had just got the gun alight for the post-luncheon smoke when a car halted at the far side of the ford. One man and a bevy of women-folk appeared. +The first pipe I ever smoked was a sweet American-made briar which I picked up in the Solomons. It gave me several years of cool smoking between 1944 and 1947, but in that year I made the grievous mistake of taking it on a number of trips: its career ended when I bit clean through the stem. Perhaps I shouldn'​t blame that entirely on walking, but the tragic pipe mortality of the following ​year can be charged completely against the lure of the bush. By the way, it was the last pipe which I chewed to destruction - my dentist attended to that. 
-They walked down the farbank until they found a crossing would be necessary to reach the rim of the fallsThere was a pause and some twittering, and one woman took off her shoes and began to wade. Silly-, silly, woman! Those stones were greasy with rain and moss and   whizzl ​she plunged in about the knees and dropped the shoes. + 
-Meadows was first to re-act: with ardour which wouldn'​t have shamed the traditions of knight-errantry,​ he was into the creek to intercept the bobbing shoes. Yes, but his enthusiasm outstripped his caution, he forgot he was shod with slippery sneakers, and bingo ....! he was down in the drink, desperately holding his hearing aid aloft as he went down for the third time. +February ​1948 saw me on a trip with Meadows and Phil Hall from Robertson to Yeola, ​via Belmore ​Falls. We halted ​near the top of the Falls about noon, snatched a bite whilst a sultry drizzle of rain fell, and I had just got the gun alight for the post-luncheon smoke when a car halted at the far side of the ford. One man and a bevy of women-folk appeared. 
-14. + 
-I was next in. With Meadowst ​example before me, I was cagey; also his flounderings had washed one shoe within reach. I rescued it, and reached for the other - just a shade too far. One careful step into the creek - that was right - no, the eddy carried the shoe away. Quick now, as the sluicing water brought it back. Now! I had it No, blast it, I was sunk to the waist, ​ard the pipe which +They walked down the far bank until they found a crossing would be necessary to reach the rim of the fallsThere was a pause and some twittering, and one woman took off her shoes and began to wade. Silly, silly, woman! Those stones were greasy with rain and moss and... whizz! ​she plunged in about the knees and dropped the shoes. 
-had been in the corner of my mouth sizzled as it whisked down Barrangary ​Credc.+ 
 +Meadows was first to re-act: with ardour which wouldn'​t have shamed the traditions of knight-errantry,​ he was into the creek to intercept the bobbing shoes. Yes, but his enthusiasm outstripped his caution, he forgot he was shod with slippery sneakers, and bingo...! he was down in the drink, desperately holding his hearing aid aloft as he went down for the third time. 
 + 
 +I was next in. With Meadows' ​example before me, I was cagey; also his flounderings had washed one shoe within reach. I rescued it, and reached for the other - just a shade too far. One careful step into the creek - that was right - no, the eddy carried the shoe away. Quick now, as the sluicing water brought it back. Now! I had itNo, blast it, I was sunk to the waist, ​and the pipe which had been in the corner of my mouth sizzled as it whisked down Barrangary ​Creek. 
 While Meadows and I crawled from the flood, skidding and sitting down in it again, Hall crept along the very edge of the fall, to make a brilliant save. Meadows was too concerned about his batteries to care much - I about my gun. Especially when we inspected the unprepossessing array of femininity for which we had been dunked. While Meadows and I crawled from the flood, skidding and sitting down in it again, Hall crept along the very edge of the fall, to make a brilliant save. Meadows was too concerned about his batteries to care much - I about my gun. Especially when we inspected the unprepossessing array of femininity for which we had been dunked.
-I didn't grieve greatly over that less, however, for a short while before my mother had pros ented me with a super-lightweight pipe: this was in deference to my newly acquired "​falsies and in vary short order I was-again able to stick the stem between my tooth ara boast, "Look, no hands'+ 
-This light job was short-lived. On a long trip to the Victorian Alps It slipped from my short3pocket ​while gathering wood for our Camp on Cabungra River. PanicThere were five daYs walking ahead, not a vestige of ciilisation ​as denoted by shops, +I didn't grieve greatly over that loss, however, for a short while before my mother had presented ​me with a super-lightweight pipe: this was in deference to my newly acquired "​falsies" ​and in vary short order I was again able to stick the stem between my tooth and boast, "Look, no hands"! 
-four ounces of C0\92S0 ​pipe tebanro, and no gun. A feverish search next morning located it, F,IpaLl nb,yct wth. si3ider ​web, in the frcsty + 
-snow grass where I had beer +;.:-.1er gti;f r.31 b-xt thq'​oe ​was now a +This light job was short-lived. On a long trip to the Victorian Alps it slipped from my shorts pocket ​while gathering wood for our camp on Cabungra River. PanicThere were five days walking ahead, not a vestige of civilisation ​as denoted by shops, four ounces of coarse ​pipe tobacco, and no gun. A feverish search next morning located it, spun about with spider ​web, in the frosty ​snow grass where I had been timber getting, but there was now a decided split in the fragile ​stem. string ​binding held it together for the rest of the trip, and then it was pensioned off. 
-decided split in the fragile ​stl-Ing ​binding held it together for the rest of the :3r4, and then it was pensioned off. + 
-paid the piper again, and went back to a rugged ​l'​qasculine ​job which smoked hot and long. Too hot for the tongue, and too long for the good of my pocket. Perhaps it was as well that its life was only two months, for I ranaged ​to do it in when -crossing the Labyrinth. It 'happened so. With Hall and Meadows I reached the lost Euroka Trig at 4.15 p m. on a May evening. We dallied too long and, although the Erskine was only a thousand feet below,the last difficult descent was reached in impossible light, and we were compelled to make a dry camp on a rocky ledge, about two hundred feet up. +paid the piper again, and went back to a rugged ​masculine ​job which smoked hot and long. Too hot for the tongue, and too long for the good of my pocket. Perhaps it was as well that its life was only two months, for I managed ​to do it in when crossing the Labyrinth. It happened so. With Hall and Meadows I reached the lost Euroka Trig at 4.15 p.m. on a May evening. We dallied too long and, although the Erskine was only a thousand feet below, the last difficult descent was reached in impossible light, and we were compelled to make a dry camp on a rocky ledge, about two hundred feet up. 
-The next morning I wasn't my brightest, and when we cane to a spot where a jump of about eight feet on to a leafy shelf was the only way, I hesitatedIn fact, with visions of slithering over the lower ledge and down another uncertain depth, I dithered for some tine, telling myself: Jump, you mugSo long as you relax and double up a6 you land, it'll be right. Just let yourser ​go. Double up! Well, I doubled up all right. My knees retracted + 
-perfectly and struck my chest, and my feet held in the loose leaf mould. I doubled up and smashed the pipe stem in my shirt pocket. ​Tbat made the score three in four months. +The next morning I wasn't my brightest, and when we came to a spot where a jump of about eight feet on to a leafy shelf was the only way, I hesitatedIn fact, with visions of slithering over the lower ledge and down another uncertain depth, I dithered for some time, telling myself: Jump, you mugSo long as you relax and double up as you land, it'll be right. Just let yourself ​go. Double up! Well, I doubled up all right. My knees retracted perfectly and struck my chest, and my feet held in the loose leaf mould. I doubled up and smashed the pipe stem in my shirt pocket. ​That made the score three in four months. 
-After this appalling run cane a welcome break. I broke the successor in during that winter, ​4nd it lasted me until the following winter, when it was nice and prime (depending on the point of view). It fell from my pocket at a cam on Blackheath Creek and I stepped ​oh it. Roley couldn'​t have done a better first aid job than Kath did, using three matches as splints and a length of sticking plaster. I was actunlly ​able to keep it in service until the next was grown mellow and cool, + 
-All in all, after the bad spasm in early '48 I was lucky and my comforters bore a charmed life. From May 1948 until November 1950 there was only the one victim to the system - the Blackheath ​Oreek'affair. I was able to build up a small battery of sweet-smoking,​ evil-smelling pipes which were a delight to me and an offence to my fellows.+After this appalling run came a welcome break. I broke the successor in during that winter, ​and it lasted me until the following winter, when it was nice and prime (depending on the point of view). It fell from my pocket at a camp on Blackheath Creek and I stepped ​on it. Roley couldn'​t have done a better first aid job than Kath did, using three matches as splints and a length of sticking plaster. I was actually ​able to keep it in service until the next was grown mellow and cool
 + 
 +All in all, after the bad spasm in early '48 I was lucky and my comforters bore a charmed life. From May 1948 until November 1950 there was only the one victim to the system - the Blackheath ​Creek affair. I was able to build up a small battery of sweet-smoking,​ evil-smelling pipes which were a delight to me and an offence to my fellows. 
 The blow fell at the December Committee Meeting: I made to remove the pipe from my face to pass profound comment on some topic and, lo, the bowl came away in my hand, and the ragged stem remained between my teeth. My gem of logic remained unsaid and perhaps the Club will be the poorer for it. Vaguely I remembered striking the stem hard as I knocked out the dottle the previous week-end. The blow fell at the December Committee Meeting: I made to remove the pipe from my face to pass profound comment on some topic and, lo, the bowl came away in my hand, and the ragged stem remained between my teeth. My gem of logic remained unsaid and perhaps the Club will be the poorer for it. Vaguely I remembered striking the stem hard as I knocked out the dottle the previous week-end.
-Is this the beginning of another era of desolation? Am I going to spend the re-11 857 menthcJ ​in snoking ​hot pipes cool? Will I leave a trail of shate eed briar whereier ​I walk? Or has someona ​a small steel case, sui'​uable ​for carrying a p ipe? - a lightweight steel case, of course. + 
-OP. +Is this the beginning of another era of desolation? Am I going to spend the next six months ​in smoking ​hot pipes cool? Will I leave a trail of shattered ​briar where'​er ​I walk? Or has someone ​a small steel case, suitable ​for carrying a pipe? - a lightweight steel case, of course. 
-THE SANDS OF TI (OR THE SILENT FOOT).+ 
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 +==== The Sands Of Time (Or The Silent Foot). ====
  
 Once more the time is up. It is now our bounden duty to inform our Annual Subscribers this is the last copy of their financial year, and, to ensure an unbroken continuity, the Business Manager would appreciate a remittance as soon as possible. Once more the time is up. It is now our bounden duty to inform our Annual Subscribers this is the last copy of their financial year, and, to ensure an unbroken continuity, the Business Manager would appreciate a remittance as soon as possible.
-If so desired, magazines will be reserved and held in the Clubroam for 5/- per annun, or posted, for Maim cure of your copy - be a subscriber - its 1/- cheaper. 
-One of our December complimentary copies came apart from its cover and was returned unclaimed. Would the Club which didn't receive the December issue please let us know?-and we will rectify the matter. 
-Brian CI-. Harvey. 
-NATIONAL PARK: Federation Council decided to ask Clubs for v-arunteers for fire-watching duties in National Park and to offer the National Park Trust their services during periods of extreme 
-fire danger. Heavy Winter rains have resulted in a bumper growth 
-of plant life which, when dry, will be a severe hazard. 
-AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION Notice of iption was given to increase 
-the necessary attendance for i quorum to nine delegates representing four Clubs. 
-SOCIAL: Federation Ball will be held at Sydney University Union RETT-Fn 4th May. 
-YEOLA: The question of resumption of land for a reservation was 7e-opened and the available data will be sent to the Sydney Bush W alkers for perusal. 
-INTER-CLUB W,A,LKS: To promote goodwill, the Social Committee 777Fed-tO-HFEan intermediary between Clubs desiring '​combined operations"​. 
-MORTON'​S BASIN: Private landholders warn Bushwalkers to keep off 
-the North and North-Eastern banks of the Basin. Walkers should camp on the Southern and South-Western sides - the area bounded by the Warragamba and Nepean Rivers, 
-THE INFORKATION BUREAU COMMITTEE:​i. is busy vreparing pro forma 77-FEEFITTETSE-ET-F-FY all official Club Programme walks. All leaders will be required to co-operate. 
-The magazine is always open for the publication of information on projected walks. But we wish to remind leaders that programme walks are approved by the Committee, and any alterations to walks, 
-except unavoidable f changes'​ such as tcre occasioned by time-table 
-alterations,​ also require Committe'​s appfgval. Though there is no harm in repeating the information on the Walks Progr=e, the main purpose of notices in the magazine is to provide additional Information. - Ed. 
-The cutting of tail timbel- permits the entry of sunlight, smaller scrub races to fill the gaps, natural feeding is restricted or lost, erosion takes pl':​tce. Firebreaks may be essential, yet it 
-must be remembered that it is the prolific growth of mall scrulo 
-as the result of previous fives that is often the chief venace. In virgin country, or forest sufficiently long regenerated,​ Ti under growth is seldom dense and'2, great measure of tho fire 1-.1i may 
-10e-removed by periodical raking of fallen leaves and twigs Li.J_ong strategic lanes. These lanes may be traversible by jeeps so that fire-fighters can reach the seat of a blaze with sprays, and if necessary, as a last resort, burn back from selected lines. 
-John Bdchervaise,​ F.R.G.S.-"​Walkabout l-G-5Q: 
-DISASTER IN GEORGE STREET. 
-Paddy regrets to announce that the fire which swcpt 327 George Street on the night of 25th December destroyed his stock and workshop and that, as a consequence,​. he is unable to rendr that service to the bushwalking fraternity which has been his pleasure in the past. 
-In the meantime Paddy craves your indulgence. Temporary factory premises in the suburbs have been secured where a limited production of walking gear will be turned gut, and his current city location is Roc' m D, 1st Floor, YoM.C.A., Pitt Street (near Bathurbt Street - opposite Bennett and Woods). Telephone enquiries may be made at lcbddyls home 
-phone number JM1610, but Paddy would prefer a visit at his temporary quarters if it is not inconvenient for customers. 
-Watch next months advertisement for further announcements. 
-PADDY PALLIN, 
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKERS. 
-(All walkers, particularly those who can remember the days of swags rolled in blankets ill feel very sympathetic towards Paddy in tiale misfortume that has befallen him. Time was when new premises could be rented, new stocks and machinery bought, and staff retaineq with little loss of time or business. But in W_Iese days it is indeed a stern struggle to get together anew all the essential elements of a business like Paddy'​s. Walkers will sincerely hope, for their own sakes as well 9,s his, that he is able to surmount these difficulties in tho shortest possible time. We hose that before long he will once again be able to supply us with the economical and high grade lightweight equipment for which he has an Australian wide reputation, and that he will once more have time to give that kindly and expert advice 
-that he has so patiently made available to all inquirers. - Ed.) 
  
 +If so desired, magazines will be reserved and held in the Clubroom for 5/- per annum, or posted, for 7/-. Make sure of your copy - be a subscriber - its 1/- cheaper.
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 +One of our December complimentary copies came apart from its cover and was returned unclaimed. Would the Club which didn't receive the December issue please let us know? - and we will rectify the matter.
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 +===== Federation Notes. =====
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 +Brian G. Harvey.
 +
 +=== National Park: ===
 +
 +Federation Council decided to ask Clubs for volunteers for fire-watching duties in National Park and to offer the National Park Trust their services during periods of extreme fire danger. Heavy Winter rains have resulted in a bumper growth of plant life which, when dry, will be a severe hazard.
 +
 +=== Amendment To Constitution:​ ===
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 +Notice of motion was given to increase the necessary attendance for a quorum to nine delegates representing four Clubs.
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 +=== social: ===
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 +Federation Ball will be held at Sydney University Union Hall on 4th May.
 +
 +=== Yeola: ===
 +
 +The question of resumption of land for a reservation was re-opened and the available data will be sent to the Sydney Bush Walkers for perusal.
 +
 +=== Inter-Club Walks: ===
 +
 +To promote goodwill, the Social Committee offerred to act as intermediary between Clubs desiring "​combined operations"​.
 +
 +=== Norton'​s Basin: ===
 +
 +Private landholders warn Bushwalkers to keep off the North and North-Eastern banks of the Basin. Walkers should camp on the Southern and South-Western sides - the area bounded by the Warragamba and Nepean Rivers.
 +
 +=== The Information Bureau Committee: ===
 +
 +Is busy preparing pro forma for compilation of particulars of all official Club Programme walks. All leaders will be required to co-operate.
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 +The magazine is always open for the publication of information on projected walks. But we wish to remind leaders that programme walks are approved by the Committee, and any alterations to walks, except unavoidable changes such as are occasioned by time-table alterations,​ also require Committee'​s approval. Though there is no harm in repeating the information on the Walks Programme, the main purpose of notices in the magazine is to provide additional Information. - Ed.
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 +The cutting of tall timber permits the entry of sunlight, smaller scrub races to fill the gaps, natural feeding is restricted or lost, erosion takes place. Firebreaks may be essential, yet it must be remembered that it is the prolific growth of small scrub as the result of previous fires that is often the chief menace. In virgin country, or forest sufficiently long regenerated,​ the undergrowth is seldom dense and a great measure of the fire hazard may be removed by periodical raking of fallen leaves and twigs along strategic lanes. These lanes may be traversible by jeeps so that fire-fighters can reach the seat of a blaze with sprays, and if necessary, as a last resort, burn back from selected lines.
 +
 +John Bechervaise,​ F.R.G.S. - "​Walkabout"​ 1-6-50.
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 +===== Disaster In George Street. =====
 +
 +Paddy regrets to announce that the fire which swept 327 George Street on the night of 25th December destroyed his stock and workshop and that, as a consequence,​ he is unable to render that service to the bushwalking fraternity which has been his pleasure in the past.
 +
 +In the meantime Paddy craves your indulgence. Temporary factory premises in the suburbs have been secured where a limited production of walking gear will be turned out, and his current city location is Room D, 1st Floor, Y.M.C.A., Pitt Street (near Bathurst Street - opposite Bennett and Woods). Telephone enquiries may be made at Paddy'​s home phone number JM1610, but Paddy would prefer a visit at his temporary quarters if it is not inconvenient for customers.
 +
 +Watch next month'​s advertisement for further announcements.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin, Camp Gear For Walkers.
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 +
 +(All walkers, particularly those who can remember the days of swags rolled in blankets, will feel very sympathetic towards Paddy in the misfortune that has befallen him. Time was when new premises could be rented, new stocks and machinery bought, and staff retained with little loss of time or business. But in these days it is indeed a stern struggle to get together anew all the essential elements of a business like Paddy'​s. Walkers will sincerely hope, for their own sakes as well as his, that he is able to surmount these difficulties in the shortest possible time. We hope that before long he will once again be able to supply us with the economical and high grade lightweight equipment for which he has an Australian wide reputation, and that he will once more have time to give that kindly and expert advice that he has so patiently made available to all inquirers. - Ed.)
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