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 It was announced that we have a Re-union Committee, and January would see the determination of the site for 1952. It was announced that we have a Re-union Committee, and January would see the determination of the site for 1952.
  
-The Secretary reported again on production of the Club by-laws, explaining that contradictory motions on two matters needed up-to-date resolutions. One, requiring walks progranmes ​to be in the hands of members a fortnight before commencing date, was speedily decided. The other sought determination on the question of visitors to the Club room, when, how often, and at whose discretion. Roy Bruggy had a motion, but Ken Meadows pipped him with Amendment 3, and Roy could see he wasn't in the event, so withdrew. There was some discussion before we decided that visitors would be welcome to any Club night except Annual, Half-Yearly and Extraordinary General Meetings, but that Club executive officers might ask a visitor to leave at their discretion.+The Secretary reported again on production of the Club by-laws, explaining that contradictory motions on two matters needed up-to-date resolutions. One, requiring walks programmes ​to be in the hands of members a fortnight before commencing date, was speedily decided. The other sought determination on the question of visitors to the Club room, when, how often, and at whose discretion. Roy Bruggy had a motion, but Ken Meadows pipped him with Amendment 3, and Roy could see he wasn't in the event, so withdrew. There was some discussion before we decided that visitors would be welcome to any Club night except Annual, Half-Yearly and Extraordinary General Meetings, but that Club executive officers might ask a visitor to leave at their discretion.
  
 Only one thing remained, so to round off his night Ken Meadows moved that we arrange to book a hall for next year's Christmas Party to be held on a Friday. Not satisfied with that, he phrased an amendment for somebody else to present - "that it be Friday December 12th" - and when the Treasurer argued that we were short of ready cash (unless we traded bonds at below par), offered to grub-stake the finances for £10 deposit on the hall. Only one thing remained, so to round off his night Ken Meadows moved that we arrange to book a hall for next year's Christmas Party to be held on a Friday. Not satisfied with that, he phrased an amendment for somebody else to present - "that it be Friday December 12th" - and when the Treasurer argued that we were short of ready cash (unless we traded bonds at below par), offered to grub-stake the finances for £10 deposit on the hall.
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 At the August meeting Len Scotland raised the matter of the high taxation of bushwalking as well as other sporting gear. He pointed out that although the tax on most of our gear had been raised to the high level of 20%, on sleeping bags and rucksacks, two of the three main items, it was already 33.1/3rd per cent. This had had the effect of increasing the prices to £12. 0. 0 for a best quality sleeping bag (£8.12. 6d. the cheapest) and £7. 2. 9d, for a man's steel frame rucksack. On top of these worries we had the threat of still higher taxes hanging over our heads in the form of the new budget which was to come out after the Referendum and it seemed that if nothing were done, at least in the way of getting a reduction in the tax on bags and rucksacks, then young people especially would soon find it extremely difficult to find the money to start bushwalking at all. At the August meeting Len Scotland raised the matter of the high taxation of bushwalking as well as other sporting gear. He pointed out that although the tax on most of our gear had been raised to the high level of 20%, on sleeping bags and rucksacks, two of the three main items, it was already 33.1/3rd per cent. This had had the effect of increasing the prices to £12. 0. 0 for a best quality sleeping bag (£8.12. 6d. the cheapest) and £7. 2. 9d, for a man's steel frame rucksack. On top of these worries we had the threat of still higher taxes hanging over our heads in the form of the new budget which was to come out after the Referendum and it seemed that if nothing were done, at least in the way of getting a reduction in the tax on bags and rucksacks, then young people especially would soon find it extremely difficult to find the money to start bushwalking at all.
  
-It was with these ideas in mind that the meeting elected a subcommittee to find and act upon means cf putting forward an effective protest.+It was with these ideas in mind that the meeting elected a subcommittee to find and act upon means of putting forward an effective protest.
  
 As a result of the meeting and the work of the sub-committee:​- As a result of the meeting and the work of the sub-committee:​-
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 A letter was sent and was published in the "​Herald"​ protesting about the increase. A letter was sent and was published in the "​Herald"​ protesting about the increase.
  
-The Federation and all affiliated ​Caubs and interested organisations in this and other States were written to explaining what we were doing. From these we were sent six replies saying that they agreed with us and either was acting or had already registered their protests. At least some of the other Clubs also sent protests.+The Federation and all affiliated ​Clubs and interested organisations in this and other States were written to explaining what we were doing. From these we were sent six replies saying that they agreed with us and either was acting or had already registered their protests. At least some of the other Clubs also sent protests.
  
 The final result of our work was although we were unsuccessful in achieving an outright reduction, when the Budget fell upon us in October the tax on sleeping bags and rucksacks remained at 33.1/3rd per cent whilst the tax on other sporting bags rose to 66.2/3rds per cent. That this was due to the action taken mainly by our Club is amply shown by the letter from the Treasurer in which he says, The final result of our work was although we were unsuccessful in achieving an outright reduction, when the Budget fell upon us in October the tax on sleeping bags and rucksacks remained at 33.1/3rd per cent whilst the tax on other sporting bags rose to 66.2/3rds per cent. That this was due to the action taken mainly by our Club is amply shown by the letter from the Treasurer in which he says,
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 "Dear "​Diogenes",​ "Dear "​Diogenes",​
  
-Your expressed wish to help is a delight to numerous hearts. Could you also fill a space or two on the next Walk'​s ​Progranme ​for the Club?+Your expressed wish to help is a delight to numerous hearts. Could you also fill a space or two on the next Walk'​s ​Programme ​for the Club?
  
 Regards, Regards,
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 In view of all this, the importance of conservation to a country with a finely balanced soil economy such as Australia cannot be overemphasised,​ __BUT__ in "The Herald"​ we see a report by Mr. Weir that the Conservation Commission had been cut by one million in its estimates, and this at a time when the problem of conservation is coming closer to all of us. In view of all this, the importance of conservation to a country with a finely balanced soil economy such as Australia cannot be overemphasised,​ __BUT__ in "The Herald"​ we see a report by Mr. Weir that the Conservation Commission had been cut by one million in its estimates, and this at a time when the problem of conservation is coming closer to all of us.
  
-In the past, the standard Government reply to most conservation demands has been that "Funds are not available"​. I have no doubt that this excuse for inaction will be used again, but personally I am not prepared to accept that statement. The Federal Government has budgeted for a surplus of £115 million, conservation is vital to the survival of Australia as an independent nation, and Australians must insist that part of that surplus is used for this purpose. Bushwalkers by reason of their interests have a better appreciation than some for the need for conservation,​ and it is up to us to give the lead and bring this pressure to bear on teh Government. We found in our recently successful campaign against the proposed rise in the tax on sleeping bags that it is possible to influence Government decisions on matters of nation-wide application and I think that we should utilise our experiences there in the interests of Conservation. With this in view, I wish to put the following motion:+In the past, the standard Government reply to most conservation demands has been that "Funds are not available"​. I have no doubt that this excuse for inaction will be used again, but personally I am not prepared to accept that statement. The Federal Government has budgeted for a surplus of £115 million, conservation is vital to the survival of Australia as an independent nation, and Australians must insist that part of that surplus is used for this purpose. Bushwalkers by reason of their interests have a better appreciation than some for the need for conservation,​ and it is up to us to give the lead and bring this pressure to bear on the Government. We found in our recently successful campaign against the proposed rise in the tax on sleeping bags that it is possible to influence Government decisions on matters of nation-wide application and I think that we should utilise our experiences there in the interests of Conservation. With this in view, I wish to put the following motion:
  
 "That the S.B.W. write to the Prime Minister, the Rt.Hon. R.G. Menzies informing him of the following resolution - "That the S.B.W. write to the Prime Minister, the Rt.Hon. R.G. Menzies informing him of the following resolution -
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 2. That the Federal Government provide adequate funds for research and education in fire prevention and fire fighting methods. 2. That the Federal Government provide adequate funds for research and education in fire prevention and fire fighting methods.
  
-3. That the Feeral ​Government pursue a policy of conserving the natural resources of Australia by such means as flood control, water conservation,​ re-afforestation,​ the prevention of soil erosion and the provision of flora and fauna reserves"​.+3. That the Federal ​Government pursue a policy of conserving the natural resources of Australia by such means as flood control, water conservation,​ re-afforestation,​ the prevention of soil erosion and the provision of flora and fauna reserves"​.
  
 In addition to this resolution, I would suggest that a letter be drafted and copies of the same made available to club members embodying this resolution and that each club member should post a copy to his or her Federal Member, for as we saw from Sir Arthur Fadden'​s letter on the tax on sleeping bags, the same matter raised in many quarters has far more weight than a single communication. In addition to this resolution, I would suggest that a letter be drafted and copies of the same made available to club members embodying this resolution and that each club member should post a copy to his or her Federal Member, for as we saw from Sir Arthur Fadden'​s letter on the tax on sleeping bags, the same matter raised in many quarters has far more weight than a single communication.
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 We cannot then rest content with clearing and firebreaks; in fact, it is dangerous to do so or to allow the authorities to sink into complacency behind them. We cannot then rest content with clearing and firebreaks; in fact, it is dangerous to do so or to allow the authorities to sink into complacency behind them.
  
-The weather bureaux give very aecurate ​information on "​blow-up"​ days. How do we adjust our life accordingly?​ Are efficient firespotting squads at their posts; is the State "​netted"​ by a mesh of air observance; are highways and railways patrolled for the thoughtless offender? Does the fire fighting squad stand-by during the whole of the emergency, ready to pounce on the first flicker and long before the flames come roaring with miles of "build up" behind them?+The weather bureaux give very accurate ​information on "​blow-up"​ days. How do we adjust our life accordingly?​ Are efficient firespotting squads at their posts; is the State "​netted"​ by a mesh of air observance; are highways and railways patrolled for the thoughtless offender? Does the fire fighting squad stand-by during the whole of the emergency, ready to pounce on the first flicker and long before the flames come roaring with miles of "build up" behind them?
  
 Everybody would like to know just how much of this does occur. In the suburbs, we hear of husbands racing home in taxis to fight the blaze threatening their homes; in the mountains, fire-fighters waiting to arrest a wall of flame with a thirty or forty mile gale behind it; in the country, a stock and station agent calling for volunteers to meet at __nightfall__ to journey anything up to a hundred miles. Everybody would like to know just how much of this does occur. In the suburbs, we hear of husbands racing home in taxis to fight the blaze threatening their homes; in the mountains, fire-fighters waiting to arrest a wall of flame with a thirty or forty mile gale behind it; in the country, a stock and station agent calling for volunteers to meet at __nightfall__ to journey anything up to a hundred miles.
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 +=====Federation Notes.=====
  
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-FEDERATION NOTES. 
 Brian G. Harvey. Brian G. Harvey.
-NARROW NECK. The Federation has written to the Under Secretary for =7requesting ​that portions of Parish of Megalong, comprising the tops of Mount Solitary, Ruined Castle and Narrow Neck Peninsula be resumed as a Primitive Area, or failing that, be declared Reserves for Public Recreation. Some of the Portions are now lapsed Mining Leases, and are at present reserved for classification. The Federation has sought the support of Blue Mountains City Council, the Wild Life Preservation Society and the Parks and Playgrounds Movement. + 
-BUSHFIRE FIGHTING. Clubs are being asked to consider a motion on Federationts ​books that a Bushfire Fighting and Flood Rescue Section +====Narrow Neck.==== 
-be formed, such Section to be organised in conjunction with the existing Search and Rescue Section. + 
-NEW AFFILIATION. The Cruising Canoe Club has been admitted to memberThip.1-777-Hon. Secretary is Mr. G. Whymark, 44 Wetherill Street, Croydon. +The Federation has written to the Under Secretary for Lands requesting ​that portions of Parish of Megalong, comprising the tops of Mount Solitary, Ruined Castle and Narrow Neck Peninsula be resumed as a Primitive Area, or failing that, be declared Reserves for Public Recreation. Some of the Portions are now lapsed Mining Leases, and are at present reserved for classification. The Federation has sought the support of Blue Mountains City Council, the Wild Life Preservation Society and the Parks and Playgrounds Movement. 
-NATIONAL PARK FIRE-SPOTTING. The offer to the National Park Trust of teams of weekend ​firespo7Eters ​still stands, but no arrangements have been concluded yet with the Trust. + 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE SECTION. The Broadcast over the A.B.C. 6.45 a.m. news Terfod benre Christmas was sponsored by the Police Department. The police have advised Federation that before any search is commenced the Search and Rescue Section will be consulted. +====Bushfire Fighting.==== 
-7- - + 
-16+Clubs are being asked to consider a motion on Federation'​s ​books that a Bushfire Fighting and Flood Rescue Section be formed, such Section to be organised in conjunction with the existing Search and Rescue Section. 
-RAISING AGE_FCR USE OF FIREARMS. ​The Federation has written to the 7Elergecretary offeririg ​congratulations on the new legislation which prohibits the ownerahip ​or use of firearms by persons of 16 years and under. (Note: The very recent fatal shooting incident near Yass of a lad of 15 emphasises the wisdom of this legislation.) + 
-FEDERATION FUNDS. The special Federation funds will be reviewed with ,a view'​67-17creasing ​some or all of them so that they may achieve the purpose for which they wore established,​ or, if they are found to be redundant, the amounts may be transferred to General Funds. +====New Affiliation.==== 
-ilolliMMIOMINOAM11111.111.R + 
-THEY'RE CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN+The Cruising Canoe Club has been admitted to membershipThe Hon. Secretary is Mr. G. Whymark, 44 Wetherill Street, Croydon. 
-....mum. ..man + 
-Why spend six shill ings when five shillings will obtain the +====National Park Fire-Spotting.==== 
-same result? Those who buy a magazine for 6d. each month can save 1/- by becoming an annual subscriber to "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ the annual subscription for which is 5/- per annum, and their copy will be reserved in the Club room until picked up. Those who wish to have the magazine posted should add 2/6d. to cover postage. + 
-Those folk who are already annual subscribers are reminded that their sub. expires with this issue and to ensure unbroken continuity of issues should remit to the Business Manager as soon as possible. Please advise any change of address. Please make cheques payable to 'The Sydney Bushwalker Magazine Account",​ and pcstal ​notes to 'The Sydney Bush Walkers'+The offer to the National Park Trust of teams of weekend ​firespotters ​still stands, but no arrangements have been concluded yet with the Trust. 
-"ONE EAR TO THE GROUND"​. + 
-..mWwWim. wmen,....1.=naM maalM+====Search and Rescue Section.==== 
 + 
 +The Broadcast over the A.B.C. 6.45 a.m. news period before ​Christmas was sponsored by the Police Department. The police have advised Federation that before any search is commenced the Search and Rescue Section will be consulted. 
 + 
 +====Raising Age For Use Of Firearms.==== 
 + 
 +The Federation has written to the Chief Secretary offering ​congratulations on the new legislation which prohibits the ownership ​or use of firearms by persons of 16 years and under. (Note: The very recent fatal shooting incident near Yass of a lad of 15 emphasises the wisdom of this legislation.) 
 + 
 +====Federation Funds.==== 
 + 
 +The special Federation funds will be reviewed with a view to increasing ​some or all of them so that they may achieve the purpose for which they were established,​ or, if they are found to be redundant, the amounts may be transferred to General Funds. 
 + 
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 + 
 +====They're Cheaper By The Dozen.==== 
 + 
 +Why spend six shillings ​when five shillings will obtain the same result? Those who buy a magazine for 6d. each month can save 1/- by becoming an annual subscriber to "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ the annual subscription for which is 5/- per annum, and their copy will be reserved in the Club room until picked up. Those who wish to have the magazine posted should add 2/6d. to cover postage. 
 + 
 +Those folk who are already annual subscribers are reminded that their sub. expires with __this issue__ ​and to ensure unbroken continuity of issues should remit to the Business Manager as soon as possible. Please advise any change of address. Please make cheques payable to "The Sydney Bushwalker Magazine Account",​ and postal ​notes to "The Sydney Bush Walkers"
 + 
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 + 
 +====="​One Ear To The Ground."===== 
 Congratulations to Betty Sisely and Vera Matasin for organising an excellent weekend at Lake Eckersley. Games, folk dancing and an aquatic carnival were held while the Saturday night supper and the prizes were a token of Betty and Vera's generosity. Congratulations to Betty Sisely and Vera Matasin for organising an excellent weekend at Lake Eckersley. Games, folk dancing and an aquatic carnival were held while the Saturday night supper and the prizes were a token of Betty and Vera's generosity.
 +
 +....
 +
 A recent prospective included "John Bootlace"​ among the names of members with whom he had walked. A recent prospective included "John Bootlace"​ among the names of members with whom he had walked.
-Once again the swelling qualities of rice were demonstrated on the Pigeon House October trip. One cook, despite protests from the informed male members of the food party, plunged a heap of rice into a,small billy. ​Reliable reports inform us that the lid of the billy ascended several inches into the air with motive power other than steam and though the males were too polite to comment you could tell there were at least two unexpressed ​hI told you so'sh+ 
-Even if I don't know where the flies go in winter time I know where the married couples go at Christmas. Seen at Era - Bob and Christa ​Youriger, Betty and Phil Hall (plus infant Marion), Gwen and Sam Myers (plus infant), Norma and Russ Wilkins, Jim and Kath Brown, Norma and Eric Rowen, Heather and Irving Calnan (plus baby son), and Colin and Alice Lloyd. A few free bods were also around. +.... 
-Joe Turner and family were down at Era at l'​ew ​Year from. Armidale. Dave Roots wishes they weren'​t so far away. + 
-17+Once again the swelling qualities of rice were demonstrated on the Pigeon House October trip. One cook, despite protests from the informed male members of the food party, plunged a heap of rice into a small billy. Reliable reports inform us that the lid of the billy ascended several inches into the air with motive power other than steam and though the males were too polite to comment you could tell there were at least two unexpressed ​"​I ​told you so's". 
-ONE NINE FIVE TWO, + 
-Paddy salutes all Bushwalkers and wishes them good camping ​'for the coming year. May the creeks flow clear and the cliffs rise sheer. May we all have opportunities of seeing what lies  beyond the ranges.  +.... 
-Paddy is now safely installed in his new shop and tIke factory should within a few weeks be working on all cylinders. Supplies should soon be back to normal in all departments.+ 
 +Even if I don't know where the flies go in winter time I know where the married couples go at Christmas. Seen at Era - Bob and Christa ​Younger, Betty and Phil Hall (plus infant Marion), Gwen and Sam Myers (plus infant), Norma and Russ Wilkins, Jim and Kath Brown, Norma and Eric Rowen, Heather and Irving Calnan (plus baby son), and Colin and Alice Lloyd. A few free bods were also around. 
 + 
 +.... 
 + 
 +Joe Turner and family were down at Era at New Year from. Armidale. Dave Roots wishes they weren'​t so far away. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====One None Five Two.===== 
 + 
 +Paddy salutes all Bushwalkers and wishes them good camping for the coming year. May the creeks flow clear and the cliffs rise sheer. May we all have opportunities of seeing what lies  beyond the ranges. 
 + 
 +Paddy is now safely installed in his new shop and the factory should within a few weeks be working on all cylinders. Supplies should soon be back to normal in all departments.
  
 Here are the headlines :- Here are the headlines :-
-GRENFT.,L CLOTH in Green, Maroon, Drab and Navy Blue f-s-bie:​--WiEd.jackets ​ard Blizzards made to order in Grenfell cloth or green japara. Price from 46/-.+ 
 +__Grenfell Cloth__ ​in Green, Maroon, Drab and Navy Blue is hereWind jackets ​and Blizzards made to order in Grenfell cloth or green japara. Price from 46/-. 
 There is still some golden tan lightweight japara left for tents. This lovely cloth should appeal to the lightweight enthusiasts. There is still some golden tan lightweight japara left for tents. This lovely cloth should appeal to the lightweight enthusiasts.
 +
 Compactum knife fork and spoon sets now only 5/- (last price 7/6d.). Compactum knife fork and spoon sets now only 5/- (last price 7/6d.).
 +
 Rucksacks, billies, in good supply. Rucksacks, billies, in good supply.
 +
 Can take orders for sleeping bags. Can take orders for sleeping bags.
-PADDY PALLIN, 
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKERS, 
-'​PHONE:​ M 2678. 201 Castlereagh Street, SYDNE Y. 
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 +Paddy Pallin, Camp Gear For Walkers.
 +
 +Phone: M2678. 201 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
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