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 In correspondence replies were received to some of the many letters sent out by the Secretary at the behest of the previous meeting. The Minister for Lands replied, re Era, that he would have inquiries made into the issues raised, while the Director of the Tourist Bureau replied to our letter about the flower girl at Kosciusko, to say that the views of our members would receive consideration when future publicity material was being produced. In correspondence replies were received to some of the many letters sent out by the Secretary at the behest of the previous meeting. The Minister for Lands replied, re Era, that he would have inquiries made into the issues raised, while the Director of the Tourist Bureau replied to our letter about the flower girl at Kosciusko, to say that the views of our members would receive consideration when future publicity material was being produced.
  
-An invitation was received from the Rover Ramblers Club to attend a walk with them on April 28-29 - Glenbrodk-Red Hand Cave-St.Helena-Lost World Trig-Springwood:​ Leader Eric Dehn. The Cromach Club accepted our invitation to join the official walk on May 12-13. Mr. A.E. Bennett kindly gave his permission for us to camp at Euroka for the reunion.+An invitation was received from the Rover Ramblers Club to attend a walk with them on April 28-29 - Glenbrook-Red Hand Cave-St.Helena-Lost World Trig-Springwood:​ Leader Eric Dehn. The Cromach Club accepted our invitation to join the official walk on May 12-13. Mr. A.E. Bennett kindly gave his permission for us to camp at Euroka for the reunion.
  
 At this stage a voice from the body of the hall informed the President that some new members had arrived. "Who are they? Where are they? I can't see them" said the President. At his invitation, however, two dark shapes appeared between the meeting and the hurricane lamps on the Presidential table, and we were informed that Sadie King and Pat Walshaw were being welcomed into the Club. At this stage a voice from the body of the hall informed the President that some new members had arrived. "Who are they? Where are they? I can't see them" said the President. At his invitation, however, two dark shapes appeared between the meeting and the hurricane lamps on the Presidential table, and we were informed that Sadie King and Pat Walshaw were being welcomed into the Club.
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 __Mr. Paine__ briefly outlined the history of the Area and pointed out that Mark Morton'​s idea was an area of 60,000 acres (45,000 acres were finally reserved) with only two roads and inviolate from ALL commercialisation. He stressed that repeated official enquiries by Departmental Officers had so far resulted in keeping the area untouched, but the Trust was most desirous of the reserve being free from any threat at any time. __Mr. Paine__ briefly outlined the history of the Area and pointed out that Mark Morton'​s idea was an area of 60,000 acres (45,000 acres were finally reserved) with only two roads and inviolate from ALL commercialisation. He stressed that repeated official enquiries by Departmental Officers had so far resulted in keeping the area untouched, but the Trust was most desirous of the reserve being free from any threat at any time.
  
-__Mr. Strom__ said that the growing populations of Sydney and Wollongong areas would find the Morton Primitive Area vital to their culttral ​interests in the very near future. Nowhere, so near at hand, was there such an area in such a natural condition, thus offering recreational possibilities for bushwalkers,​ naturalists,​ nature lovers and others who found truth in the statement that "​natural beauty is the highest common denominator of spiritual living"​. Not only did he oppose timber-getting but he also thought that commercialisation on the tourist angle could mean loss of the primitive character of the Area. He thought that if the area was to be kept for our children'​s children, then those incapable of walking must forfeit the right to enter the area. This he thought was the understood attitude of the walking fraternity.+__Mr. Strom__ said that the growing populations of Sydney and Wollongong areas would find the Morton Primitive Area vital to their cultural ​interests in the very near future. Nowhere, so near at hand, was there such an area in such a natural condition, thus offering recreational possibilities for bushwalkers,​ naturalists,​ nature lovers and others who found truth in the statement that "​natural beauty is the highest common denominator of spiritual living"​. Not only did he oppose timber-getting but he also thought that commercialisation on the tourist angle could mean loss of the primitive character of the Area. He thought that if the area was to be kept for our children'​s children, then those incapable of walking must forfeit the right to enter the area. This he thought was the understood attitude of the walking fraternity.
  
 As Secretary of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, he knew that with timber-getters,​ it would be the best and most beautiful timber that would go. Interference with a plant habitat meant tampering with an ecological balance, no matter how skilled the sylviculture practised. Thus plants and animals and the very primitiveness of the primitive area would disappear. In this cycle the decaying timbers were extremely important even though it meant loss of building materials. To ask for the retention of this small area as against the vast lands already exploited or being exploited, was not extravagent. We had only to look to our local National Park or the Big Scrub Areas of the Far North Coast to know what potential we had lost by practising sylviculture. Finally, the Morton Primitive Area represents the only living, untouched stand of flora (and its associated fauna) of the Triassic sandstone and Coal Measure Series. It should be retained for the edification of future generations. As Secretary of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, he knew that with timber-getters,​ it would be the best and most beautiful timber that would go. Interference with a plant habitat meant tampering with an ecological balance, no matter how skilled the sylviculture practised. Thus plants and animals and the very primitiveness of the primitive area would disappear. In this cycle the decaying timbers were extremely important even though it meant loss of building materials. To ask for the retention of this small area as against the vast lands already exploited or being exploited, was not extravagent. We had only to look to our local National Park or the Big Scrub Areas of the Far North Coast to know what potential we had lost by practising sylviculture. Finally, the Morton Primitive Area represents the only living, untouched stand of flora (and its associated fauna) of the Triassic sandstone and Coal Measure Series. It should be retained for the edification of future generations.
  
-The bodies that Mr. Strom represented asked that the Morton Primitive Area remain ​involate ​for all tine.+The bodies that Mr. Strom represented asked that the Morton Primitive Area remain ​inviolate ​for all tine.
  
 __Mr. Palmer__ briefly summarised the parks of the Commonwealth and concluded that this would be the largest primitive area in Australia. In N.S.W. we were ridiculously low in National Park space and we could not afford to treat the matter of timber exploitation lightly. __Mr. Palmer__ briefly summarised the parks of the Commonwealth and concluded that this would be the largest primitive area in Australia. In N.S.W. we were ridiculously low in National Park space and we could not afford to treat the matter of timber exploitation lightly.
  
-__Mr. Moore__ indicated that timber removal from the headwaters of the stream wou1d bring siltation to the Shoalhaven and further damage to the flats along its banks. Bushfires had never been a really serious problem in the Area because of the great growth of non-sclerephylls. Timber getting would soon introduce rapid growth of fire hazard materials; wherever there was timbor ​milling there were fires.+__Mr. Moore__ indicated that timber removal from the headwaters of the stream wou1d bring siltation to the Shoalhaven and further damage to the flats along its banks. Bushfires had never been a really serious problem in the Area because of the great growth of non-sclerephylls. Timber getting would soon introduce rapid growth of fire hazard materials; wherever there was timber ​milling there were fires.
  
 __Miss Cassell__ spoke of her own experiences in the Area with the richness of the flora and fauna, expressed the seriousness of loss, particularly as quite a number of native species of plants and animals were believed already to be extinct. __Miss Cassell__ spoke of her own experiences in the Area with the richness of the flora and fauna, expressed the seriousness of loss, particularly as quite a number of native species of plants and animals were believed already to be extinct.
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-Congratulations to Ray and Jean Kirkby on the birth of their son, to Herb and Jo Morris, who now have a baby daughter, and to Phil and Betty Hall, whe also have a daughter.+Congratulations to Ray and Jean Kirkby on the birth of their son, to Herb and Jo Morris, who now have a baby daughter, and to Phil and Betty Hall, who also have a daughter.
  
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 "Sir, "Sir,
  
-I notice that Mr. Paul Barnes'​ letter regarding Kosciusko State Park published in the magazine for February charges the January editorial with "more than a fair share of carping criticism"​. It is unfortunate,​ surely, that Mr. Barnes commits the same crime himself when, elsewhere, he says "It would be no exaggerettion ​to say that travelling time (to Kosciusko) could, and should, be __halved__ - at least if a decent service were provided by our Government Railways"​.+I notice that Mr. Paul Barnes'​ letter regarding Kosciusko State Park published in the magazine for February charges the January editorial with "more than a fair share of carping criticism"​. It is unfortunate,​ surely, that Mr. Barnes commits the same crime himself when, elsewhere, he says "It would be no exaggeration ​to say that travelling time (to Kosciusko) could, and should, be __halved__ - at least if a decent service were provided by our Government Railways"​.
  
 As the motor transport from Cooma to Kosciusko is operated by a private concern, it would appear that the major blame is attributable to the Railway Department, which should halve its running times. Now, the existing night train covers the 267 miles from Sydney to Cooma in 10 1/2 hours, half of which is 5 1/4 hours: the day train takes 8 hours (4 hours when halved). This would represent speeds over the journey of 50 and 68 m.p.h. respectively. My, that's travelling! As the motor transport from Cooma to Kosciusko is operated by a private concern, it would appear that the major blame is attributable to the Railway Department, which should halve its running times. Now, the existing night train covers the 267 miles from Sydney to Cooma in 10 1/2 hours, half of which is 5 1/4 hours: the day train takes 8 hours (4 hours when halved). This would represent speeds over the journey of 50 and 68 m.p.h. respectively. My, that's travelling!
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-FEDERATION NOTES+===== Federation Notes===== 
-Brian GHarvey. + 
-NATIONAL PARK FIRE SPOTTING. The Trust advised that it had a proFFF157717WIFFT-Prirr-Brigade stationed at Audley ​aad would be very pleased with any help the bushwalkers could give. On the outbreak of fire the Superintendant of the N.P.T. could be contacted by telephone at LB2230, or LB2240, or by messenger. +Brian GHarvey. 
-PADDY PALLINIS ​home telephone number has been altered to 5M1610WIEFFraho ​are likely to get lost should acquaint next-of-kin with the changeover, + 
-MAWSON HUT. The Minister for Lands ard the Ski Club Secretary will ma7E-e ​a personal inspection of hut to consider its preservation. +=== National Park Fire Spotting=== 
-YEOLA. No reply has been received from the Minister for Lands regarding his views on resumption of private land at Yeola. + 
-TIES. & R. SECTION has arranged a press and radio "​Don'​t Get Lost" ​"​CamfETTE-nr ​the ster holidays. The Section is to obtain full particulars of the recent fatality an Rodriguez Pass when a walker was drowned. +The Trust advised that it had a properly organised Fire Brigade stationed at Audley ​and would be very pleased with any help the bushwalkers could give. On the outbreak of fire the Superintendant of the N.P.T. could be contacted by telephone at LB2230, or LB2240, or by messenger. 
-THE CONSERVATION BUREAU is trying to acquire Mr. E.D. Hordern/s land fFra7TaTtion ​to-TraF-Uum ​Forest, utilising the Arnold Reay Bequest. + 
-A Mines Department officer will inspect the spoil-dumping in Bungonia Gorge, at the behest ​ofrFederations ​The Bureau is alsO considering the official naming of '​Boorone ​at Lacyts ​Gap. +=== Paddy Pallin. === 
-THE INFOR1ATION BUREAU advises ​that the owner of Joadja land is res en=2"​---ras vr177r77 ​who are asked not to walk through or camp on his property. A chain on Carlonts ​Head is reported to be dangerous, and walkers are warned pending official inspection. Part of the Victoria Falls Track is in bad and extremely dangerous condition due to landslides. All walkers, experienced or otherwise, are warned against entering the Grose by this route. + 
-THE INFORMATION BUREAU CONVENOR has resigned whilst another ​oommitteeFIER=FITTIMMate.-7M-vacancies require to be filled. +Paddy Pallin'​s ​home telephone number has been altered to JM1610Walkers who are likely to get lost should acquaint next-of-kin with the changeover. 
-THE BUSHWALKERS/​ ANNUAL BALL will be held at the University Union + 
-Ball (ifFiNg7147177I757-17717Grace ​Bros.) an 4th May - tickets 10/6d, +=== Mawsons Hut=== 
-THE FEDERATION RE-UNION will take place at Euroka Clearing on 787WMyAlreFFEE71ransport ​by launch from Emu Plains to Euroka Creek is being arranged. Attendance is limited to affiliated club members and their friends. + 
-13. +The Minister for Lands and the Ski Club Secretary will make a personal inspection of hut to consider its preservation. 
-MARK MORTON RESERVE. The Federation was represented on the recent ​UTTUFTTZEETTErginister ​for Lands, which urged the tightening up of the provisions covering this area to prevent timber-cutting. + 
-BLUE GUM WORKING BEE on 7/8/9th April will take steps to combat +=== Yeola=== 
-150.271733711+ 
-THE PARKS AND PLAYGROUND MOVEMENT was supported by Federation in a 2770EF7-7YEETIFE=Toard 7-77rol ​to administer Park Trusts where the administration is too heavy for local government bodies. +No reply has been received from the Minister for Lands regarding his views on resumption of private land at Yeola. 
-"​Fortunately a great section of humanity has sufficient ​enlight.. enment ​to be interested and stimulated by its fellow creatures sharing the terrestrial surface. Not all are scientific; probably by far the greater number of nature lovers are activated by aesthetic and moral motives. They cherish the wild-placed of the earth, finding in them solace for the turmoil of Modern ​industry and urbanity, physical health and recreation from hiking, camping and climbing, and stimulation from their unravished beauty. They see in the bushfire not only a menace to life and property but the destroyer of beauty, the forerunner of erosion and the merciless executioner of wild-life. They consider the forests not merely for theil, ​economic value but as monuments to time; they regard the careless, untidy despoiler with anger and contempt. Finally they do not assess immediate gains from any enterprise without equating them with the future potential of the + 
-land."+=== The S & R Section=== 
 + 
 +Has arranged a press and radio "​Don'​t Get Lost" ​campaign for the Easter ​holidays. The Section is to obtain full particulars of the recent fatality an Rodriguez Pass when a walker was drowned. 
 + 
 +=== The Conservation Bureau. === 
 + 
 +Is trying to acquire Mr. E.D. Hordern's land for addition ​to Blue Gum Forest, utilising the Arnold Reay Bequest. A Mines Department officer will inspect the spoil-dumping in Bungonia Gorge, at the behest ​of Federation. ​The Bureau is also considering the official naming of "​Boorong" ​at Lacy'​s ​Gap. 
 + 
 +=== The Information Bureau. === 
 + 
 +Advises ​that the owner of Joadja land is resentful of walkers, ​who are asked not to walk through or camp on his property. A chain on Carlon'​s ​Head is reported to be dangerous, and walkers are warned pending official inspection. Part of the Victoria Falls Track is in bad and extremely dangerous condition due to landslides. All walkers, experienced or otherwise, are warned against entering the Grose by this route. 
 + 
 +=== The Information Bureau Convenor. === 
 + 
 +Has resigned whilst another ​committee-man is going interstateTwo vacancies require to be filled. 
 + 
 +=== The Bushwalkers'​ Annual Ball. === 
 + 
 +Will be held at the University Union Hall (three tram stops past Grace Bros.) an 4th May - tickets 10/6d. 
 + 
 +=== The Federation Reunion. === 
 + 
 +Will take place at Euroka Clearing on 18/19 MayAlternate transport ​by launch from Emu Plains to Euroka Creek is being arranged. Attendance is limited to affiliated club members and their friends. 
 + 
 +=== Mark Morton Reserve=== 
 + 
 +The Federation was represented on the recent ​deputation to the Minister ​for Lands, which urged the tightening up of the provisions covering this area to prevent timber-cutting. 
 + 
 +=== Blue Gum Working Bee. === 
 + 
 +On 7/8/9th April will take steps to combat ​bank erosion. 
 + 
 +=== the Parks And Playground Movement=== 
 + 
 +Was supported by Federation in a move to establish a Board of Control ​to administer Park Trusts where the administration is too heavy for local government bodies. 
 + 
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 + 
 +"​Fortunately a great section of humanity has sufficient ​enlightenment ​to be interested and stimulated by its fellow creatures sharing the terrestrial surface. Not all are scientific; probably by far the greater number of nature lovers are activated by aesthetic and moral motives. They cherish the wild-placed of the earth, finding in them solace for the turmoil of modern ​industry and urbanity, physical health and recreation from hiking, camping and climbing, and stimulation from their unravished beauty. They see in the bushfire not only a menace to life and property but the destroyer of beauty, the forerunner of erosion and the merciless executioner of wild-life. They consider the forests not merely for their economic value but as monuments to time; they regard the careless, untidy despoiler with anger and contempt. Finally they do not assess immediate gains from any enterprise without equating them with the future potential of the land." 
 - John Bechervaise,​ F,R.G.S. "​Walkabout"​ 1/6/50. - John Bechervaise,​ F,R.G.S. "​Walkabout"​ 1/6/50.
-"If soil erosionis to be held within reasonable bounds it is necedsary ​to recognise first and foremost that the problem is Man-  ​made, and simply measures the degree of abuse to Which the country has been subjected. When man has cleared the way for the for-des Of destruotion ​the amount of damage that OCCUPS ​in any given time is, of course, determined by climatic, soil and physiographlc ​considerations. To imagine that the problem will be solved simply by superimposing' ​some mechanical device upon existing practices is wishful thinking, + 
-and any scheme for control which is not founded upon a re-adjustment of agricultural and pastoral practice towards reasonable land use is certain to fail."​ +---- 
-R.I. Herriott, Soil Conservator,​ Department of Agriculture,​ S,A,, + 
-14+"If soil erosion is to be held within reasonable bounds it is necessary ​to recognise first and foremost that the problem is man made, and simply measures the degree of abuse to which the country has been subjected. When man has cleared the way for the forces of destruction ​the amount of damage that occurs ​in any given time is, of course, determined by climatic, soil and physiographic ​considerations. To imagine that the problem will be solved simply by superimposing some mechanical device upon existing practices is wishful thinking, and any scheme for control which is not founded upon a re-adjustment of agricultural and pastoral practice towards reasonable land use is certain to fail." 
-PADDYNEWS.+ 
 +R.I. Herriott, Soil Conservator,​ Department of Agriculture,​ S.A. 
 + 
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 +===== Paddy News===== 
 Paddy had hoped to be able to announce a new permanent shop address in the city, but alas: "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley"​. Paddy had hoped to be able to announce a new permanent shop address in the city, but alas: "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley"​.
-Still, we have some good news. We have moved into a temporary factory at Alexandria and after considerable kidding and cajoling to truck'drivers, mechanics, electricians,​ land. lmdlord, building landlord, County Council and the inevitable Government Department, the wheels have begun to turn. + 
-Pending permanent ​pretises ​for the shop Paddy can be found in his den an the First Floor, Y.M.C.A. Building, and will be there until the end of March. If he is not in John or Jan will be please4 ​to oblige. +Still, we have some good news. We have moved into a temporary factory at Alexandria and after considerable kidding and cajoling to truck drivers, mechanics, electricians,​ land landlord, building landlord, County Council and the inevitable Government Department, the wheels have begun to turn. 
-S.  ​ + 
-WHAT HAS PADDY GOT IN STOCK+Pending permanent ​premises ​for the shop Paddy can be found in his den on the First Floor, Y.M.C.A. Building, and will be there until the end of March. If he is not in John or Jan will be pleased ​to oblige. 
-Aluminiumware. Big range of billies, frying pans and canteen sets. + 
-Plastic ​and Flexible ​Plastic. Full stock. ​nps and &aides. Full stock. +=== What Has Paddy Got In Stock=== 
-Rucksacks. Practically complete range of rucksacks with and without frames' + 
-alelleEetables. Potato 1/6d. a pound. Carrot 1/6d. a poun4. Spinach 1/6d, lb., Onion 6d. per ounce. Mixed Veg. (including onion) 2/... lb. +__Aluminiumware__. Big range of billies, frying pans and canteen sets. 
-Tents and Groundsheets. GreenJapara tents in stock. Proofed japara and rubber groundsheet capes available.' + 
-ILBDED FILMS, including 35 mpt. cassettes available. +__Plastic ​and Flexible ​Plastic__. Full stock. 
-JACKETS. Ordered before 9th March will be ready for Easter.+ 
 +__Msps ​and Guides__. Full stock. 
 + 
 +__Rucksacks__. Practically complete range of rucksacks with and without frames
 + 
 +__Dried Vegetables__. Potato 1/6d. a pound. Carrot 1/6d. a pound. Spinach 1/6d, lb., Onion 6d. per ounce. Mixed Veg. (including onion) 2/lb. 
 + 
 +__Tents ​and Groundsheets__. Green Japara tents in stock. Proofed japara and rubber groundsheet capes available. 
 + 
 +__Ilford Films__, including 35 mm. cassettes available. 
 + 
 +__Jackets__. Ordered before 9th March will be ready for Easter
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin. Camp Gear for Walkers.
        
-!Phone: JM1610 (Home) +Room D, 1st Floor, Y.M.C.A. ​Building, 325 Pitt Street, ​Sydney. '​Phone:​ JM1610 (Home).
-PADDY PALLIN, +
-Camp Gear for Walkers; +
-Room D, 1st Floor, Y.M.C.A. ​Buildtpg, 325 Pitt Street, +
-SYDNEY.+
  
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