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 ===== Editorial - Holiday Walks. ===== ===== Editorial - Holiday Walks. =====
  
-On the Walks Programme there is a paragraph reading "The leader is responsible for the safety ​ofh te party, and if he thinks necessary may refuse a person'​s request to attend the walk". The first clause places an onus an the Committee, which has the final word on the programme, to see that no walk is approved unless they are satisfied that the trip can be done with reasonable safety by the proposed leader. If the Committee considers the walk too rough, or the leader insuffiCiently conversant with the country, it is quite justified in not allowing the walk to appear on the programme. This has been done before and leaves no hard feelings on either side. Once the Committee has given approval it is up to the leader to show that the trust is not misplaced.+On the Walks Programme there is a paragraph reading "The leader is responsible for the safety ​of the party, and if he thinks necessary may refuse a person'​s request to attend the walk". The first clause places an onus an the Committee, which has the final word on the programme, to see that no walk is approved unless they are satisfied that the trip can be done with reasonable safety by the proposed leader. If the Committee considers the walk too rough, or the leader insuffiCiently conversant with the country, it is quite justified in not allowing the walk to appear on the programme. This has been done before and leaves no hard feelings on either side. Once the Committee has given approval it is up to the leader to show that the trust is not misplaced.
  
-The second part of the paragraph is left entirely to the leader'​s discretion. On what grounds can a leader refuse a request to join the trip? Presumbly ​he would be frank and give a satisfactory explanation. In the past anyone with the normal number of limbs could go on a walk and be fairly confident of getting home again. Purely physical handicaps such as a weak heart would prevent a member from joining a mid-summer walk over The Dogs or Solitary: the member'​s own sense would tell him it was unwise. But when attendance on an official trip is limited to chase with Olympian stamina then there is something wrong somewhere. To claim that the trip is "​tough"​ or "​terribly tough" is an admission that the walk was not designed for the majority of club members, in fact that the leader had already decided on his party before he submitted his walk.+The second part of the paragraph is left entirely to the leader'​s discretion. On what grounds can a leader refuse a request to join the trip? Presumably ​he would be frank and give a satisfactory explanation. In the past anyone with the normal number of limbs could go on a walk and be fairly confident of getting home again. Purely physical handicaps such as a weak heart would prevent a member from joining a mid-summer walk over The Dogs or Solitary: the member'​s own sense would tell him it was unwise. But when attendance on an official trip is limited to chase with Olympian stamina then there is something wrong somewhere. To claim that the trip is "​tough"​ or "​terribly tough" is an admission that the walk was not designed for the majority of club members, in fact that the leader had already decided on his party before he submitted his walk.
  
 The Easter holidays afford an opportunity for new and prospective members to do, possibly, their first extended walking trip. Many of them, indeed most of them, have not yet become attached to regular walking parties and for them the official walk should be designed. It takes some courage on the part of members to offer to lead an holiday trip knowing that the party will consist largely of a relatively unknown quality. With this in mind he must plan his walk accordingly;​ with the notorious exception of Bendethra it has always been done in the past. The Easter holidays afford an opportunity for new and prospective members to do, possibly, their first extended walking trip. Many of them, indeed most of them, have not yet become attached to regular walking parties and for them the official walk should be designed. It takes some courage on the part of members to offer to lead an holiday trip knowing that the party will consist largely of a relatively unknown quality. With this in mind he must plan his walk accordingly;​ with the notorious exception of Bendethra it has always been done in the past.
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 On a four day trip much of the pleasure of touring and long trips can be learnt. The intensive planning often beginning weeks ahead of food lists and transport, as opposed to the casualness of the normal weekend trip. The new prospective can learn more on one interesting four day weekend through country new to him than he can on several instructional weekends at a well-known swimming pool. But he won't learn much if he has to watch the heels of the next fellow for the whole trip and then ache and groan for a week after he comes home. Walking is, after all, only our mutual recreation and the surest way to persuade a prospective that it is anything else is to provide him with tough trips or discourage him from the official trip. On a four day trip much of the pleasure of touring and long trips can be learnt. The intensive planning often beginning weeks ahead of food lists and transport, as opposed to the casualness of the normal weekend trip. The new prospective can learn more on one interesting four day weekend through country new to him than he can on several instructional weekends at a well-known swimming pool. But he won't learn much if he has to watch the heels of the next fellow for the whole trip and then ache and groan for a week after he comes home. Walking is, after all, only our mutual recreation and the surest way to persuade a prospective that it is anything else is to provide him with tough trips or discourage him from the official trip.
  
-Members who wish to do long hard trips in new country usually have no trouble in finding a party to go with them. Indeed, much of the best country can only be seen to advantage with a well organised handpicked private party, in which there are no weak links. These parties usually come back with much new and helpful information;​ you need only browse through back numbers to find articles on nearly all the walking country in Australia. Many of these walks were through bewildering country in which the only tracks were those of animals leading to soaks, and the only maps roughly drawn by an enthusiastic but often imaginitive ​walker who sketched a distant ridge as he sat wondering where he actually was.+Members who wish to do long hard trips in new country usually have no trouble in finding a party to go with them. Indeed, much of the best country can only be seen to advantage with a well organised handpicked private party, in which there are no weak links. These parties usually come back with much new and helpful information;​ you need only browse through back numbers to find articles on nearly all the walking country in Australia. Many of these walks were through bewildering country in which the only tracks were those of animals leading to soaks, and the only maps roughly drawn by an enthusiastic but often imaginative ​walker who sketched a distant ridge as he sat wondering where he actually was.
  
 But the place for these walks is not on the official programme which is an invitation for all members to join a trip. When the offer is held out with one hand and then taken away with the other there has been a breach of faith somewhere... But the place for these walks is not on the official programme which is an invitation for all members to join a trip. When the offer is held out with one hand and then taken away with the other there has been a breach of faith somewhere...
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 Here Bill Cosgrove interposed the thought that a number of old members who were present for very few business meetings sometimes influenced the vote to the disadvantage of newer, more active, members. He suggested that the infrequent caller should refrain from voting, but his notion was received in stony silence, and we voted as before, our efforts being scrutinised by Messrs. Roots, Savage, Harrison and Harvey. Here Bill Cosgrove interposed the thought that a number of old members who were present for very few business meetings sometimes influenced the vote to the disadvantage of newer, more active, members. He suggested that the infrequent caller should refrain from voting, but his notion was received in stony silence, and we voted as before, our efforts being scrutinised by Messrs. Roots, Savage, Harrison and Harvey.
  
-Before the serious business of elections got under way there came a further suspension of standing orders to fix the Annual ​Subscriptdopn ​and Entrance Fee, thus allowing the Treasurer to make his financial scoop of the year. Annual Subscription was set at 15/- for those over 21, and 10/- for the "​juniors"​ - the sane rate as for the past five years: Entrance Fee was fixed at 4/-.+Before the serious business of elections got under way there came a further suspension of standing orders to fix the Annual ​Subscription ​and Entrance Fee, thus allowing the Treasurer to make his financial scoop of the year. Annual Subscription was set at 15/- for those over 21, and 10/- for the "​juniors"​ - the sane rate as for the past five years: Entrance Fee was fixed at 4/-.
  
 The elections, featuring the re-appointment of the retiring President together with many members of the previous Committee, followed, and results are given below. The elections, featuring the re-appointment of the retiring President together with many members of the previous Committee, followed, and results are given below.
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 |Federation Delegates (From 1/​8/​51)|Paul Barnes, Allen Strom, Jean Golding. (Paul Barnes and Jean Golding to sit on Committee from 1/8/51 - one delegate to be elected.)| |Federation Delegates (From 1/​8/​51)|Paul Barnes, Allen Strom, Jean Golding. (Paul Barnes and Jean Golding to sit on Committee from 1/8/51 - one delegate to be elected.)|
 |Substitute Federation Delegates|Bill Gillam, Brian Harvey.| |Substitute Federation Delegates|Bill Gillam, Brian Harvey.|
-|Literary ​Editory|Bill Gillam.|+|Literary ​Editor|Bill Gillam.|
 |Magazine Business Manager|Brian Harvey.| |Magazine Business Manager|Brian Harvey.|
 |Parks & Playground Delegate|Mrs. H. Stoddart.| |Parks & Playground Delegate|Mrs. H. Stoddart.|
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 Friday, May 4th 1951, 8 p.m. Friday, May 4th 1951, 8 p.m.
  
-Univerisy ​Union Hall.+University ​Union Hall.
  
 Tickets 10/6. Tickets 10/6.
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 Instead, I, together with several companions, bought a ticket, tendering the clerk a florin. To my dismay, it slipped through my fingers and fell to the floor, where it promptly disappeared down a crack. Instead, I, together with several companions, bought a ticket, tendering the clerk a florin. To my dismay, it slipped through my fingers and fell to the floor, where it promptly disappeared down a crack.
  
-In gratitude for the excellent service provided at all times by your Department, I forego all claims to this money; but you, Sir, who must leave no avenue unexplored to augment your profits, may, by the simple ​expendient ​of raising the floorboards,​ recover this valuable coin of the realm.+In gratitude for the excellent service provided at all times by your Department, I forego all claims to this money; but you, Sir, who must leave no avenue unexplored to augment your profits, may, by the simple ​expedient ​of raising the floorboards,​ recover this valuable coin of the realm.
  
 With best wishes for the continuing prosperity of your Department, With best wishes for the continuing prosperity of your Department,
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-=== Club Search And Rescue ​Notive ​(Agony Column). ===+=== Club Search And Rescue ​Notice ​(Agony Column). ===
  
 Please return S.A.R.A. to contact man Please return S.A.R.A. to contact man
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 I joined the 8.53 a.m. train for Mittagong at Strathfield with Gwen Jewell and Don Frost and straight away ran into Ernie French. The leader, Jean and Wal Jones and Bill Borral were riding in state in the reserved portion of the train. Misty rain welcomed us to Mittagong at about 11.20 a.m. where an unusually spacious Ford taxi took 7 of our packs into the rear boot, and 8 of our persons and 1 pack, into the interior. The recent 10 inches of rain had made the road muddy with several water crossings to negotiate, but the view as we descended into the Wollondilly Valley was superb. When we reached Goodman'​s Ford (his river crossing, not his car) about 30 miles out, the Wollondilly was rushing madly across the concrete causeway. With such a volume of water going over, it was too risky to attempt to cross in the car, so we piled out and arranged to meet the taxi on the same spot on Monday afternoon, hoping that the river wouldn'​t rise any more. Then we held council to consider our next move. I joined the 8.53 a.m. train for Mittagong at Strathfield with Gwen Jewell and Don Frost and straight away ran into Ernie French. The leader, Jean and Wal Jones and Bill Borral were riding in state in the reserved portion of the train. Misty rain welcomed us to Mittagong at about 11.20 a.m. where an unusually spacious Ford taxi took 7 of our packs into the rear boot, and 8 of our persons and 1 pack, into the interior. The recent 10 inches of rain had made the road muddy with several water crossings to negotiate, but the view as we descended into the Wollondilly Valley was superb. When we reached Goodman'​s Ford (his river crossing, not his car) about 30 miles out, the Wollondilly was rushing madly across the concrete causeway. With such a volume of water going over, it was too risky to attempt to cross in the car, so we piled out and arranged to meet the taxi on the same spot on Monday afternoon, hoping that the river wouldn'​t rise any more. Then we held council to consider our next move.
  
-Rumour said that a local resident had a boat for ferrying passengers over the river, but fact said that he hadn't been at the crossing for months. Don waded out into the centre and pronounced the current fast and about 2'​3"​ deep. The weather had improved by this time so we had some lunch and then crossed ​catiously ​followed by two cyclists who had been dubious about crossing alone. By 3 p.m. we were ready to start on the 10 mile trek to the Caves. 8 of those miles were up hill but the scenery was interesting and we finally arrived some time before 7 p.m. in a lovely grassy valley containing Wombeyan Creek and some fine Casuarina trees. As we had all brought a few extra comforts, assuming that we would motor all the way in style, it was a relief to dump our heavy packs and prepare a decent meal, and discuss the luxury tour which turned into a fairly energetic walk.+Rumour said that a local resident had a boat for ferrying passengers over the river, but fact said that he hadn't been at the crossing for months. Don waded out into the centre and pronounced the current fast and about 2'​3"​ deep. The weather had improved by this time so we had some lunch and then crossed ​cautiously ​followed by two cyclists who had been dubious about crossing alone. By 3 p.m. we were ready to start on the 10 mile trek to the Caves. 8 of those miles were up hill but the scenery was interesting and we finally arrived some time before 7 p.m. in a lovely grassy valley containing Wombeyan Creek and some fine Casuarina trees. As we had all brought a few extra comforts, assuming that we would motor all the way in style, it was a relief to dump our heavy packs and prepare a decent meal, and discuss the luxury tour which turned into a fairly energetic walk.
  
-Sunday was misty early but soon came out bright. The camping area is flat and well watered. In spite of all sorts of rumours, there is definitely no accommodation at Wombeyan other than for campers or caravaners who take their own gear and stores. The acammodation ​house was burnt down some years ago, and has not yet been rebuilt. I did not see any provisions for sale at the Post Office.+Sunday was misty early but soon came out bright. The camping area is flat and well watered. In spite of all sorts of rumours, there is definitely no accommodation at Wombeyan other than for campers or caravaners who take their own gear and stores. The accommodation ​house was burnt down some years ago, and has not yet been rebuilt. I did not see any provisions for sale at the Post Office.
  
 The first object of interest was the Vitoria or Grand Arch where Wombeyan Creek goes through a limestone hill. It is somewhat similar to the Jenolan Grand Arch without a motor road. There is a track into it which is well worth exploring right to the end because it affords a good view of the roof which takes on a pink glow when the sun is shining. At 10.30 a.m. we were ready to inspect the Kuringai Cave. As our party were the only starters, the guide gave us ample time to view the formations thoroughly. It is one big cavern and contains a lot within a small space - you don't have to walk far. Several columns broken by earth movements, also a lot of "​mysteries"​ (formations which grow out sideways instead of up or down) were most interesting. The first object of interest was the Vitoria or Grand Arch where Wombeyan Creek goes through a limestone hill. It is somewhat similar to the Jenolan Grand Arch without a motor road. There is a track into it which is well worth exploring right to the end because it affords a good view of the roof which takes on a pink glow when the sun is shining. At 10.30 a.m. we were ready to inspect the Kuringai Cave. As our party were the only starters, the guide gave us ample time to view the formations thoroughly. It is one big cavern and contains a lot within a small space - you don't have to walk far. Several columns broken by earth movements, also a lot of "​mysteries"​ (formations which grow out sideways instead of up or down) were most interesting.
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-171iTLMEJ +[Plaque] 
-RIMPAMITTZ5 + 
-7T31   +"In memory of bushwalkers who fell in World War IITheir splendour shall never fade." 
-TraV) 77A1 + 
-TOE ;57Srt 5M OTYA +Erected at Splendour Rock. 22nd February ​1948. 
-IFWMOIREEnaenelf6MVICWWZMOZW., + 
-ERECTED AT SPLENDOUR ROCK 22nd FEBRUARY ​1948 +They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;\\ 
-THEY SHALL, GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD+Age shall not weary themnor the years condemn.\\ 
-AGE SHALL NOT WE12Y THEMNO THE YEAPS CONDEMNAT THE GONG DOWN OF THE SUNAND IN THE MORNING+At the going down of the sunand in the morning,\\ 
-WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM+We shall remember them
-19. + 
-FEDERATION NOTES.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Federation Notes===== 
 Brian G. Harvey. Brian G. Harvey.
-FEDERATION RE-UNION. Clubs will be required to undertake specific + 
-(11-71-es ​at the 7F-union and representation on the Re-union Committee is imperative. Convenor is Bob Gallagher, 20b Womerah ​;venue, +=== Federation Re-Union=== 
-Darlinghurst,​ who requires to know how many will travel by launch. ​SEARCH 1-1ID RESCUE SECTION report ​fencing wire on Carlon'​s Head is + 
-'​gusting. Walkers using this descent over Easter are requested to +Clubs will be required to undertake specific ​duties ​at the Re-union and representation on the Re-union Committee is imperative. Convenor is Bob Gallagher, 20b Womerah ​Avenue, Darlinghurst,​ who requires to know how many will travel by launch. 
-report on condition. The City of Blue Mountains has been requested + 
-to re-open the Horse Track at Evans Lookout for use in the event of Grand Canyon being non-negotiable due to high water, and to supply +=== Search and Rescue Section. === 
-finger post at bottom. Also requested to stretch wire across creek at log crossing where recent fatality occurred. Plans were made with Police and Radio to broadcast safety code for Easter walkers. ​INFORMATION SECTION. Two vacancies exist on this Committee for any + 
-717-1nferested-in the compilation of information for general use ce the walking public. The Rover Ramblers, who inaugurated the present scheme are being requested to supply a substitute for their member, +Report ​fencing wire on Carlon'​s Head is rusting. Walkers using this descent over Easter are requested to report on condition. The City of Blue Mountains has been requested to re-open the Horse Track at Evans Lookout for use in the event of Grand Canyon being non-negotiable due to high water, and to supply finger post at bottom. Also requested to stretch wire across creek at log crossing where recent fatality occurred. Plans were made with Police and Radio to broadcast safety code for Easter walkers. 
-who withdrew. + 
-RE-ENACTMENT OF CROSSING OF BLUE MOUNTAINS, ​Paddy Pallin advised +=== Information Section=== 
-72777-61arite7777re-r-ersTe777577-5-177-e"​7787 ​the crossing by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. The choosing of suitabl6 ​personnel was left in the hands of the President and Secretary. + 
-HELENSBURGH SEWAGE FARM. The possible pollution of the Hacking +Two vacancies exist on this Committee for any folk interested ​in the compilation of information for general use of the walking public. The Rover Ramblers, who inaugurated the present scheme are being requested to supply a substitute for their member, who withdrew. 
-River was to be broughf ​to the notice of the Department of Health, + 
-and appropriate authorities approached in the event of positive reply. ​SALES TAX ON SLEEPING BAGS. No reply had been received from the Federal ​TreasurerTo ​our protest on this unfair tax. +=== Re-enactment of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains. === 
-PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS MOVEMENT. Federation endorsed the proposed Parks and Pla7grounds moveEenT ​scheme to have a Parks Board of Control created to ensure the proper administration of Parks for the purpose for which they were reserved. + 
-AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION. The S.B.W. motion that a Council meeting ​7cluo.Ea ​should be-composed of 15 members from 8 clubs was adopted. ​JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT. Mr. Ron Compagnoni of the C.M.W. was elected ​To take the plaCe-Of ​Mr. Beaver, who is leaving for a job in the country for twelve months. +Paddy Pallin advised ​that volunteers were asked for to re-enact the crossing by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. The choosing of suitable ​personnel was left in the hands of the President and Secretary. 
-SUB-COMMITTEES will now meet on the first Thursday each month in the ag 71-67717 ​Room, Scot Chambers, Hosking Place, commencing at 5.30 p m. + 
-CONSERVATION SECTION report ​the Mines Department has not yet sent +=== Helensburgh Sewage Farm==== 
-Tn officer ​To ingpect ​the tipp ing of spoil into Bungonia Gorge. + 
-20. +The possible pollution of the Hacking River was to be brought ​to the notice of the Department of Health, and appropriate authorities approached in the event of positive reply. 
-WE ARE STILL AT THE Y.M.C.A. + 
-Paddy is pleased to report that he has secured +=== Sales Tax on Sleeping Bags=== 
-permanent shop premises but as various legal formalities have to be completed and considerable construction work done it will be a month or two before he is able to move in. In the meantime by courtesy of the Y.M.C.A. folk we shall still be on deck in Room DI 1st Floor. + 
-The stock position is improving. Most rucksacks +No reply had been received from the Federal ​Treasurer to our protest on this unfair tax. 
-are available and some tents and groundsheets. Other items are available at short notice. + 
-Repairs can now he taken, but please allow a +=== Parks and Playground Movement=== 
-full fortnight for return. + 
-BILLIES. To those who were disappointed before Easter we have good stocks of li pint and 2pint squat billies. Supplies just in. +Federation endorsed the proposed Parks and Playgrounds Movement ​scheme to have a Parks Board of Control created to ensure the proper administration of Parks for the purpose for which they were reserved. 
-SILVA COMPASSES. New stocks to replace those lost In the 1777 have now arrived. These ingenious + 
-compasses combine the functions of compass and +=== Amendment to Constitution=== 
-protractor so that a bearing can be transferred direct from ground to map (or vice versa) in a + 
-moment. Two models available - 10/6d. dry type  and 48/- liquid type.+The S.B.W. motion that a Council meeting ​quota should be composed of 15 members from 8 clubs was adopted. 
 + 
 +=== Junior Vice-President=== 
 + 
 +Mr. Ron Compagnoni of the C.M.W. was elected ​to take the place of Mr. Beaver, who is leaving for a job in the country for twelve months. 
 + 
 +=== Sub-Committees. === 
 + 
 +Will now meet on the first Thursday each month in the Big Sister ​Room, Scot Chambers, Hosking Place, commencing at 5.30 p.m. 
 + 
 +=== Conservation Section. === 
 + 
 +Report ​the Mines Department has not yet sent an officer ​to inspect ​the tipping ​of spoil into Bungonia Gorge. 
 + 
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 +===== We Are Still At The Y.M.C.A. ​===== 
 + 
 +Paddy is pleased to report that he has secured permanent shop premises but as various legal formalities have to be completed and considerable construction work done it will be a month or two before he is able to move in. In the meantime by courtesy of the Y.M.C.A. folk we shall still be on deck in Room D, 1st Floor. 
 + 
 +The stock position is improving. Most rucksacks are available and some tents and groundsheets. Other items are available at short notice. 
 + 
 +Repairs can now he taken, but please allow a full fortnight for return. 
 + 
 +__Billies__. To those who were disappointed before Easter we have good stocks of 1 1/2 pint and 2 1/2 pint squat billies. Supplies just in. 
 + 
 +__Silva Compasses__. New stocks to replace those lost in the fire have now arrived. These ingenious compasses combine the functions of compass and protractor so that a bearing can be transferred direct from ground to map (or vice versa) in a moment. Two models available - 10/6d. dry type and 48/- liquid type. 
 Ski gear on the way. Here soon. Ski gear on the way. Here soon.
-PADDY PALLIN, 
-Room D, 1st Floor, 
-Y.M.C.A., 
-325 Pitt Street, 
-SYDNEY. 
  
 +Paddy Pallin,
 +
 +Room D, 1st Floor, Y.M.C.A., 325 Pitt Street, Sydney.
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