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 |**Sales and Subs.**|Shirley Evans| |**Sales and Subs.**|Shirley Evans|
 |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey| |**Typed by**|Jean Harvey|
-|**Production and Business Manager**|Brian Harvey (JW1462)+|**Production and Business Manager**|Brian Harvey (JW1462)|
  
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 You see, we have not a great deal laid down for us. The Extraordinary Meeting on April 18th will have to chart its own course to a great extent. Nothing has been pre-determined as to how any moneys accruing from sale or resumption of Portion 7 shall be used. You see, we have not a great deal laid down for us. The Extraordinary Meeting on April 18th will have to chart its own course to a great extent. Nothing has been pre-determined as to how any moneys accruing from sale or resumption of Portion 7 shall be used.
  
-The meeting will necessarily be an "​extraordinary"​ one in several respects. Non-members and non-active members may not debate at normal business meetings of the Club. However, many of the original donors are now non-active, whilst others have not at aay time been Club members, and it would obviously be unfair to deprive them of the right to offer suggestions and opinions and to vote. In view of the £100 devoted from Club funds, all current Active members are eligible to join in the discussion.+The meeting will necessarily be an "​extraordinary"​ one in several respects. Non-members and non-active members may not debate at normal business meetings of the Club. However, many of the original donors are now non-active, whilst others have not at any time been Club members, and it would obviously be unfair to deprive them of the right to offer suggestions and opinions and to vote. In view of the £100 devoted from Club funds, all current Active members are eligible to join in the discussion.
  
 A familiar statement when Era funds are being discussed is that the donors made an unconditional gift of their contributions. It is very true that all donations were gifts for the purchase of Era: it is equally true, as outlined above, that they were prepared to have their donations handed to the Government to secure the resumption of Era. However, Era has now been resumed, and despite our best endeavours it seems improbable that we shall be able to devote the funds to any project connected with Era. In these circumstances,​ if any contributor seeks a refund could we morally (or legally) try to deny him? A familiar statement when Era funds are being discussed is that the donors made an unconditional gift of their contributions. It is very true that all donations were gifts for the purchase of Era: it is equally true, as outlined above, that they were prepared to have their donations handed to the Government to secure the resumption of Era. However, Era has now been resumed, and despite our best endeavours it seems improbable that we shall be able to devote the funds to any project connected with Era. In these circumstances,​ if any contributor seeks a refund could we morally (or legally) try to deny him?
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 Malcolm McGregor, elected President at the  Annual General Meting of 1952, was admitted to membership of the Club in February,. 1943. His active interest in walking matters may be judged by the fact that he was elected a Vice-President a little more than a year later, holding that office during the 1944-45 period. Malcolm McGregor, elected President at the  Annual General Meting of 1952, was admitted to membership of the Club in February,. 1943. His active interest in walking matters may be judged by the fact that he was elected a Vice-President a little more than a year later, holding that office during the 1944-45 period.
  
-The following year (1946) saw his marriage to fellow member Elsa Isaacs, and shortly afterwards the call of home-building interrupted his walking ​activitiss. As with so many people who have the bush in their blood, even the rigours of home construction couldn'​t keep him away from the gaze entirely, and over the intervening years his annual holidays have been spent mostly on walking, camping and canoeing trips. He has invariably appeared for re-unions, and with near completion of his home, expects to see more of the bush in the future.+The following year (1946) saw his marriage to fellow member Elsa Isaacs, and shortly afterwards the call of home-building interrupted his walking ​activities. As with so many people who have the bush in their blood, even the rigours of home construction couldn'​t keep him away from the gaze entirely, and over the intervening years his annual holidays have been spent mostly on walking, camping and canoeing trips. He has invariably appeared for re-unions, and with near completion of his home, expects to see more of the bush in the future.
  
 In two other ways Malcolm has always kept himself up to date with Club matters, and closely associated with Club functions. Members ​ generally, and photographers in particular, will remember his lovely work displayed at the Annual Photographic Exhibitions,​ while those who love camp-fires will never forget his flair for entertainment,​ his fund of songs, his humourous sketches. In two other ways Malcolm has always kept himself up to date with Club matters, and closely associated with Club functions. Members ​ generally, and photographers in particular, will remember his lovely work displayed at the Annual Photographic Exhibitions,​ while those who love camp-fires will never forget his flair for entertainment,​ his fund of songs, his humourous sketches.
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 After notice of the Annual General Meeting had been taken as read, we brisked through the minutes (somewhat stale after 12 months storage), and received and adopted both Annual Report and Balance Sheet. Then the customary Suspension of Standing Orders, this time somewhat more involved than before, since we had to fix subscription and entrance fee, debate two constitutional amendments which would affect the elections, and secure approval to elect officers while other business proceeded. After notice of the Annual General Meeting had been taken as read, we brisked through the minutes (somewhat stale after 12 months storage), and received and adopted both Annual Report and Balance Sheet. Then the customary Suspension of Standing Orders, this time somewhat more involved than before, since we had to fix subscription and entrance fee, debate two constitutional amendments which would affect the elections, and secure approval to elect officers while other business proceeded.
  
-The Treasurer had a word with us on the first subject. We had made our way through the year with a minute profit, we had actually met the cost of the duplicator from current funds instead of reserves, but if we were to invest in any new equipment in the coming year then the position may become impossible. He favoured an increase in subscription of £1 for members over 21 years of age, and 15/- for junior members, provided that where both man and wife were active members, the wifely sub. should be only 10/-. The probable financial results were demonstrated by a mathematical analysis on the blackboard. Gil pointed out that a number or married couples remained active for sentimental reasons, and would possibly desert us if we socked them £2 for active membership. And as he pointed out we had 26 active married couples, that was to say, "fiftytwo ​active members married to one another"​. He suggested an Entrance Fee of 5/-.+The Treasurer had a word with us on the first subject. We had made our way through the year with a minute profit, we had actually met the cost of the duplicator from current funds instead of reserves, but if we were to invest in any new equipment in the coming year then the position may become impossible. He favoured an increase in subscription of £1 for members over 21 years of age, and 15/- for junior members, provided that where both man and wife were active members, the wifely sub. should be only 10/-. The probable financial results were demonstrated by a mathematical analysis on the blackboard. Gil pointed out that a number or married couples remained active for sentimental reasons, and would possibly desert us if we socked them £2 for active membership. And as he pointed out we had 26 active married couples, that was to say, "fifty-two ​active members married to one another"​. He suggested an Entrance Fee of 5/-.
  
 Somewhat queried was the attitude towards working wives, but Gil observed that these were "​anomalies"​. How could we discriminate?​ Some may be working part time. By this time the whole discussion had grown so hilarious that the motion was swept through without debate. Somewhat queried was the attitude towards working wives, but Gil observed that these were "​anomalies"​. How could we discriminate?​ Some may be working part time. By this time the whole discussion had grown so hilarious that the motion was swept through without debate.
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 After Federation Report excerpts from a Blue Mountain newspaper was read, with suggestions of road construction from Bell's line of Road to Mt. Banks (Mt. King George). We decided to refer this to Federation for investigation. The Treasurer'​s Report, read with a thick wad of bank notes in hand, called forth a suggestion that we escort that officer home. After Federation Report excerpts from a Blue Mountain newspaper was read, with suggestions of road construction from Bell's line of Road to Mt. Banks (Mt. King George). We decided to refer this to Federation for investigation. The Treasurer'​s Report, read with a thick wad of bank notes in hand, called forth a suggestion that we escort that officer home.
  
-We heard the report of the Song Book Sub-Committee,​ and carried by acclamation Edna Garrad'​s note of thanks to the sub-committee and its helpers. At about this stage, when nominations for Walks Secretary were being called, we elicited from Kevin Ardill the sorry fact that nominee Len Fall was "​losing portion of his anatomy"​. It appears that it will curtail his walking activity only to the degree that any appendicectomy ​will do.+We heard the report of the Song Book Sub-Committee,​ and carried by acclamation Edna Garrad'​s note of thanks to the sub-committee and its helpers. At about this stage, when nominations for Walks Secretary were being called, we elicited from Kevin Ardill the sorry fact that nominee Len Fall was "​losing portion of his anatomy"​. It appears that it will curtail his walking activity only to the degree that any appendectomy ​will do.
  
 So much having been done in the way of suspended orders, we were already at the adjourned debate on Christmas Parties. Gwen Frost resumed discussion, and Ken Meadows took up the challenge. In the year of the 21st Birthday, he said, many wished we had held a Christmas Party, so why not this time. And to relieve the Social Secretary, why not special sub-committees for both functions? Kath Brown felt that we should be guided by the Social Secretary, and many would not be happy to spend £1 or more on each of two parties in a short time. If we didn't make the minimum number to pay the bill, the Whole Club met the cost. Jack Wren agreed, saying we could hold a good Christmas Party in the Room, and Kevin Ardill hammered home the money angle - the Club would have to pay the tax on both functions. So much having been done in the way of suspended orders, we were already at the adjourned debate on Christmas Parties. Gwen Frost resumed discussion, and Ken Meadows took up the challenge. In the year of the 21st Birthday, he said, many wished we had held a Christmas Party, so why not this time. And to relieve the Social Secretary, why not special sub-committees for both functions? Kath Brown felt that we should be guided by the Social Secretary, and many would not be happy to spend £1 or more on each of two parties in a short time. If we didn't make the minimum number to pay the bill, the Whole Club met the cost. Jack Wren agreed, saying we could hold a good Christmas Party in the Room, and Kevin Ardill hammered home the money angle - the Club would have to pay the tax on both functions.
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 With this chastening reflection, I take up my typewriter to jot down a few bare facts about the weekend, all too conscious that the  narrative must be but a poor shadow of the reality. With this chastening reflection, I take up my typewriter to jot down a few bare facts about the weekend, all too conscious that the  narrative must be but a poor shadow of the reality.
  
-Sometimes, it seems, the gods relent and hand us the perfect gift with no visible strings attached. Reunion this year was one of these rare occasions, and a perfect autumn day saw us heading for the perfect camp-site - Woods Creek, near the junction of the Nepean and tbe Grose. Transport consisted of train to North Richmond and bus thence to a bushwalker'​s mile above the camp. Many went by private cars, but the crowd that poured out of the train and advanced on the bus was so large that the driver quailed visibly. When all were miraculously stowed on board, packs towering to the roof, the driver asked, not unreasonably,​ where did we want to go? "We don't know!" shouted everyone happily; so he set off in a westerly direction, remembering that he had once driven boy scouts to a camp somewhere out that-a-way. We overran a cross-roads and paused uncertainly. Somebody trotted back to look at the signpost.+Sometimes, it seems, the gods relent and hand us the perfect gift with no visible strings attached. Reunion this year was one of these rare occasions, and a perfect autumn day saw us heading for the perfect camp-site - Woods Creek, near the junction of the Nepean and the Grose. Transport consisted of train to North Richmond and bus thence to a bushwalker'​s mile above the camp. Many went by private cars, but the crowd that poured out of the train and advanced on the bus was so large that the driver quailed visibly. When all were miraculously stowed on board, packs towering to the roof, the driver asked, not unreasonably,​ where did we want to go? "We don't know!" shouted everyone happily; so he set off in a westerly direction, remembering that he had once driven boy scouts to a camp somewhere out that-a-way. We overran a cross-roads and paused uncertainly. Somebody trotted back to look at the signpost.
  
 "This is right - S.B.W."​ he said. (Two unenlightened cyclists, seeing the sign later, were heard to remark: "South by West? Surely anyone can see the track?"​) "This is right - S.B.W."​ he said. (Two unenlightened cyclists, seeing the sign later, were heard to remark: "South by West? Surely anyone can see the track?"​)
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 Tom Moppett, as outgoing President, bade us reflect a moment on past camp-fires, then introduced the two old members (Renee Browne and Tarro) and two new (Pat Sullivan and Billy Rodgers) whose torches of kerosene-soaked rag touched off the 1952 Camp Fire. A Masterpiece it was too, one of the best Bill Henley has ever built us, burning in a compact glowing mass the whole night . Tom Moppett, as outgoing President, bade us reflect a moment on past camp-fires, then introduced the two old members (Renee Browne and Tarro) and two new (Pat Sullivan and Billy Rodgers) whose torches of kerosene-soaked rag touched off the 1952 Camp Fire. A Masterpiece it was too, one of the best Bill Henley has ever built us, burning in a compact glowing mass the whole night .
  
-Paddy was soon on the job of leading choruses, and the new song book issued recently under Kath Brown'​s guidance was a boon to faltering memories. Paddy also contributed several solo items and the moon obligingly rose behind the trees to lend atmosphere to his "​Ain'​t yer comin' out tonight Juliet?" ​KeVin Ardill sang a song unclad as a seductive houri in draperies, turban and a bra-cum-tympani of saucepan lids on elastic. Edna Stretton appeared in a couple of her inimitable thumbnail sketches, and Dormie sang us two songs with all his accustomed vigour.+Paddy was soon on the job of leading choruses, and the new song book issued recently under Kath Brown'​s guidance was a boon to faltering memories. Paddy also contributed several solo items and the moon obligingly rose behind the trees to lend atmosphere to his "​Ain'​t yer comin' out tonight Juliet?" ​Kevin Ardill sang a song unclad as a seductive houri in draperies, turban and a bra-cum-tympani of saucepan lids on elastic. Edna Stretton appeared in a couple of her inimitable thumbnail sketches, and Dormie sang us two songs with all his accustomed vigour.
  
 The traditional impressive ceremony of investing the new President, Malcolm McGregor, with his insignia of office was conducted by Tom Moppett, and past presidents were called forth to add their prestige to the induction. ​ Only five were present this year - Wal Roots, Frank Duncan, Maurie Berry, Edna Garrad and Tom Moppett. The traditional impressive ceremony of investing the new President, Malcolm McGregor, with his insignia of office was conducted by Tom Moppett, and past presidents were called forth to add their prestige to the induction. ​ Only five were present this year - Wal Roots, Frank Duncan, Maurie Berry, Edna Garrad and Tom Moppett.
  
-Our new President, together with Elsa, gave us a topical version of Sweet  Violets composed by himself, ​andsang ​solo Arthur Askey'​s Bird Song. It is some years since we have had a singing President, let alone one with a Madame President similarly gifted.+Our new President, together with Elsa, gave us a topical version of Sweet  Violets composed by himself, ​and sang solo Arthur Askey'​s Bird Song. It is some years since we have had a singing President, let alone one with a Madame President similarly gifted.
  
 Kevin Ardill presided at the initiation of some 16 new members who were compelled to quaff (out of a boot) a horrid brew or witchetty grubs, sock-washing water, grey hairs of wisdom from Renee'​s head, earth, a cigarette butt, kerosene, metho and what have you. A second boot fitted with a cup containing nothing worse than water was dexterously substituted for the one with the witch'​s broth; but the illusion was quite effective. Kevin Ardill presided at the initiation of some 16 new members who were compelled to quaff (out of a boot) a horrid brew or witchetty grubs, sock-washing water, grey hairs of wisdom from Renee'​s head, earth, a cigarette butt, kerosene, metho and what have you. A second boot fitted with a cup containing nothing worse than water was dexterously substituted for the one with the witch'​s broth; but the illusion was quite effective.
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 Before the Camp Fire was well under way who should arrive but Ray Bean and Ron Eddes, just dropping in for the evening and off again after the performance as though it were a suburban picture theatre. Brightest quip of the evening came from Ray as we talked with him over supper. He had drunk his cocoa, and twiddling with his mug, got the handle stuck on the third finger of his left hand. He wrestled with it anxiously, muttering "Hope I can get it off - I'd hate to be married to a mug. So does my wife". Before the Camp Fire was well under way who should arrive but Ray Bean and Ron Eddes, just dropping in for the evening and off again after the performance as though it were a suburban picture theatre. Brightest quip of the evening came from Ray as we talked with him over supper. He had drunk his cocoa, and twiddling with his mug, got the handle stuck on the third finger of his left hand. He wrestled with it anxiously, muttering "Hope I can get it off - I'd hate to be married to a mug. So does my wife".
  
-A rough count of heads at the Camp Fire showed the number at about 90, and with a few more arrivals on Sunday and 11 children we were well over the century. The chlidren ​ranged from Barry Duncan and Peter Cramp in their teens to the Herb Morris'​s product Rosemary, or Morris Minor, just toddling, and having the time of her life at her first reunion. In between these ages came Rona and Wendy Butler, Nancy and Katherine Moppett, Eileen Ashdown and George and Josephine Barnes; and a very late arrival was Jack Gentle with his small son, Barry, at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Other late-comers on Sunday were Jim Hooper and Barry Frecker, who had set out in good time on the previous day but had trouble with Barry'​s newly acquired car.+A rough count of heads at the Camp Fire showed the number at about 90, and with a few more arrivals on Sunday and 11 children we were well over the century. The children ​ranged from Barry Duncan and Peter Cramp in their teens to the Herb Morris'​s product Rosemary, or Morris Minor, just toddling, and having the time of her life at her first reunion. In between these ages came Rona and Wendy Butler, Nancy and Katherine Moppett, Eileen Ashdown and George and Josephine Barnes; and a very late arrival was Jack Gentle with his small son, Barry, at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Other late-comers on Sunday were Jim Hooper and Barry Frecker, who had set out in good time on the previous day but had trouble with Barry'​s newly acquired car.
  
 Quite a number saw the night out - not by the camp fire proper, where Tom Kenny-Roya1 for one slept undisturbed - but in small groups round individual fires, where singing was kept up till 6.30 a.m. Quite a number saw the night out - not by the camp fire proper, where Tom Kenny-Roya1 for one slept undisturbed - but in small groups round individual fires, where singing was kept up till 6.30 a.m.
  
-Several tents were struck early and the Duncan family, Clare and Fifi Kinsella, Edna Garrad, Maurie Berry, Tuggie Harris and others took their departure. The rest of the assembly spent a leiurely ​morning talking, eating and dipping in the creek. Noises off like a paddle steamer coming round the bend proved to be merely Renee Browne doing a backward kick stroke in the shallow water.+Several tents were struck early and the Duncan family, Clare and Fifi Kinsella, Edna Garrad, Maurie Berry, Tuggie Harris and others took their departure. The rest of the assembly spent a leisurely ​morning talking, eating and dipping in the creek. Noises off like a paddle steamer coming round the bend proved to be merely Renee Browne doing a backward kick stroke in the shallow water.
  
 At 12.30 Miriam Steenbohm as usual judged the damper contest, awarding first prize to Claude Haynes, second to Bill Rodgers and third to "​Little Fat" - Edna Stretton - who thus saved her sex from complete humiliation. At 12.30 Miriam Steenbohm as usual judged the damper contest, awarding first prize to Claude Haynes, second to Bill Rodgers and third to "​Little Fat" - Edna Stretton - who thus saved her sex from complete humiliation.
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-(7, +=====How We Went To The Reunion.===== 
-HOW WE WENT TO THE REUNION+ 
-mu..myarp.smas ae-w.aa +By "​Possum"​. 
-' ​By IT'​Possuma + 
-This is the only way to get to reanions, we say, as the latest acquisition speeds merrily along the highwayunder ​the expert (?) touch of the proud owner. We think pityingly of those lesser ​forttmatO ​beings doomed to rely on the vagaries of the Railways Department, not to mention the tantruns ​of busowners,, to get them to Woods Creek. Spoils half the fun, we think. +This is the only way to get to reunions, we say, as the latest acquisition speeds merrily along the highway under the expert (?) touch of the proud owner. We think pityingly of those lesser ​fortunate ​beings doomed to rely on the vagaries of the Railways Department, not to mention the tantrums ​of bus owners, to get them to Woods Creek. Spoils half the fun, we think. 
-Reaching the wide open -spaces of Beecroft, we settle down to enjoy ,the bcenery ​and the weather. So much better than dirty steam trains. Alas, man proposes, but God (and the devil) disposes. Our complacenCy ​is suddenly shattered by what is surely an alien sound in any self- respecting vehicle. + 
-O.K.", says the proud owner, ​hop ing out gaily, "only the exhaust fallen off: ' ​Follows ​sUndry ​scrabblings underneath with a few kicks aimed at the suspect part, and off we go again. Not for long, however. An ominous clunk-clunking noise from the vicinity of the back wheel suggests that the maligned exhaust was-not the cause of the trouble. The proud owner disappears ​Underneath ​once more, to emerge ​pre s ently dusty and slightly puzzled, holding aloft a rather forlorn- looking 'spare part's- +Reaching the wide open spaces of Beecroft, we settle down to enjoy the scenery ​and the weather. So much better than dirty steam trains. Alas, man proposes, but God (and the devil) disposes. Our complacency ​is suddenly shattered by what is surely an alien sound in any self-respecting vehicle. 
-"​Eh, ​JiM, this cane out from somewhere, do you think its important?"​ + 
-Jim rathir ​thinks it might be, sd the car is nursed gently into the side ofthe road, where it rests at a tired-looking angle with two wheels inthe gutter, and apparently seeking support from a friendly telegraph pole. Off comes the wheel, and after much poking and probi3g ​the tw9 experts sit back and assure each other solemnly that there is +"​It'​s ​O.K.", says the proud owner, ​hopping ​out gaily, "only the exhaust fallen off!" ​Follows ​sundry ​scrabblings underneath with a few kicks aimed at the suspect part, and off we go again. Not for long, however. An ominous clunk-clunking noise from the vicinity of the back wheel suggests that the maligned exhaust was not the cause of the trouble. The proud owner disappears ​underneath ​once more, to emerge ​presently ​dusty and slightly puzzled, holding aloft a rather forlorn-looking 'spare part'
-something ​gonefin ​there. Finding that they oanft dismantle the car with the aid of numerous spanners (andsa nail file), they finally sit down to wait for the N.R.M.A. During this time the proud owner displays the usual traits of most owners of broken-down vehicles. They are prone to suddenly get up, wand-er r-ound ​the car, land one or two thoughtful kicks in the general direction of the offending bit of mechanism, gaze dejectedly round the landscape and sit down again. The process ​Is repeated at roughly ten minute intervals. + 
-After aboat an hour the N.R.M.A. arrives in the person of a bored looking mechanic who obviously has no inclination to soil his fingers with our miserable wreck. What is needed, it seems, is some rare and elusive contraption called a wheelpuller. Personally I'd settle for a wheelbarrow. +"​Eh, ​Jim, this cane out from somewhere, do you think its important?"​ 
- ​Heated discussion follows, ​resultin ​in the proud owner departing + 
- (by courtesy of said Railways Department for Chatswood to try to locate a friend ​Who might be at home' Might have a key to a garage which might contain a tool which might do the job which might end in us getting to the Reunion after all. +Jim rather ​thinks it might be, so the car is nursed gently into the side of the road, where it rests at a tired-looking angle with two wheels in the gutter, and apparently seeking support from a friendly telegraph pole. Off comes the wheel, and after much poking and probing ​the two experts sit back and assure each other solemnly that there is "something ​gone in there". Finding that they can'​t ​dismantle the car with the aid of numerous spanners (and a nail file), they finally sit down to wait for the N.R.M.A. During this time the proud owner displays the usual traits of most owners of broken-down vehicles. They are prone to suddenly get up, wander round the car, land one or two thoughtful kicks in the general direction of the offending bit of mechanism, gaze dejectedly round the landscape and sit down again. The process ​is repeated at roughly ten minute intervals. 
-Jim pessimistically inquires about the trains to North Richmond. There aren't any. The prospects of hitching being regretfully abandoned + 
-we turn sadly for home. By 5.30 p.m. much anxious telephoning establishes the fact that the Reunion is '​out'​. Either the friend, the key, the garage, the tool or everything is unprocurable. +After about an hour the N.R.M.A. arrives in the person of a bored looking mechanic who obviously has no inclination to soil his fingers with our miserable wreck. What is needed, it seems, is some rare and elusive contraption called a wheelpuller. Personally I'd settle for a wheelbarrow. 
-Ah well, as someone was heard to remark ​recentlr1;The only thing wrong with a Vauxhall is you vaux all the way there, and you vaux all the way back". Could this, I wonder, be the origin of the expression ​!Windscreen Bushvauxer!.+ 
 +Heated discussion follows, ​resulting ​in the proud owner departing (by courtesy of said Railways Departmentfor Chatswood to try to locate a friend ​who might be at home, and might have a key to a garage which might contain a tool which might do the job which might end in us getting to the Reunion after all. 
 + 
 +Jim pessimistically inquires about the trains to North Richmond. There aren't any. The prospects of hitching being regretfully abandoned we turn sadly for home. By 5.30 p.m. much anxious telephoning establishes the fact that the Reunion is '​out'​. Either the friend, the key, the garage, the tool or everything is unprocurable. 
 + 
 +Ah well, as someone was heard to remark ​recently"The only thing wrong with a Vauxhall is you vaux all the way there, and you vaux all the way back". Could this, I wonder, be the origin of the expression ​"Windscreen Bushvauxer". 
 Anyway, I don't have to repack for Federation Reunion! Anyway, I don't have to repack for Federation Reunion!
-B.O. AREAS+ 
-There have been dire prophesies that walking this winter will +---- 
-be very much limited as a result of the gummer's bush fires. Certainly it is depressing, if not actually uncomfortable,​ to walk through Burnt Out Areas. As a service to Club members we hope to be able to log the regions most seriously'affected in this and following issues.of the Magazine. All walkers, whether in old familiar country or in new areas, can assist by telling the Editor just how badly it has suffered from bush fires: in the case of new areas we hope to hear complete details - write it down or tell us verbally - we don't care what form it's in - we want GEN. + 
-TO start with, observations along the Narrow ​Necks Peninsula and the Cox from Blue Dog down to Cox Junction: Narrow Neck has escaped the fires: so have all the Wild Dog Mountains except Black Dog. Kedumba Valley appears to have had bad bushfires, and Mt. Solitary shows a few red scars. +=====B.O. Areas.==== 
-The Gangerangs and the Mt, Guouogang - Mt. Jenolan country show burnt patches (from distant viewpoints). The valley of the Cox is untouched from Blue Dog down to Cedar Creek; but from this point fires have burnt almost to-water level on the left (north) bank. Thegn.ssy ​flats have recovered, but the hills are in bad shape.+ 
 +There have been dire prophesies that walking this winter will be very much limited as a result of the summer's bush fires. Certainly it is depressing, if not actually uncomfortable,​ to walk through Burnt Out Areas. As a service to Club members we hope to be able to log the regions most seriously affected in this and following issues of the Magazine. All walkers, whether in old familiar country or in new areas, can assist by telling the Editor just how badly it has suffered from bush fires: in the case of new areas we hope to hear complete details - write it down or tell us verbally - we don't care what form it's in - we want GEN. 
 + 
 +To start with, observations along the Narrow ​Neck Peninsula and the Cox from Blue Dog down to Cox Junction: Narrow Neck has escaped the fires: so have all the Wild Dog Mountains except Black Dog. Kedumba Valley appears to have had bad bushfires, and Mt. Solitary shows a few red scars. 
 + 
 +The Gangerangs and the Mt, Guouogang - Mt. Jenolan country show burnt patches (from distant viewpoints). The valley of the Cox is untouched from Blue Dog down to Cedar Creek; but from this point fires have burnt almost to water level on the left (north) bank. The grassy ​flats have recovered, but the hills are in bad shape. 
 To sum up, walking in the south Blue Mountains should be generally quite reasonable this winter. To sum up, walking in the south Blue Mountains should be generally quite reasonable this winter.
- ​411011.1.,​ 
-WITH OR WITHOTT MINT SAUCE. 
-With the election of Don FROST to Walks Secretary, please don't gain the impression of cold wintery walks. Don is like the rest of us - he likes roast lamb - but don't give him the CCU SHOULDER - at least then 'le approaches you to help complete his Walks Programme for July - October. Remember, spring will be in the air half-way through his programme - there'​s wild flowers to see - and there'​s two holiday weekends. Even the Magazine Business Manager, who 7 hazift led a walk since 1939, is definitely down for one. So all you dahlia fanciers, honebuilders,​ big family men, and motorised bushwalkers,​ dig up youJ?_old favourite walk and let Don have the details as soon as possibi'​e. Please don't leave him out in the oold! 
-TASMANIA ​ BY TWO -STROKE 
-By. Frank Rigby. 
-'(Part I of an account of a motor cycle tour- of the Apple 
-There was much merriment and chuckling among the thirty odd motorcyclists who cane over with me on the TrTaroona"​ flora Melbourne when the little Francis Barnett two-stroke was unloaded at Beauty Patqt. - Of all the hell-machines that were setting out to tour.Tassie that day mine was the sole and lonely representative Of the "put put cult. Undaunted, however, I was determined to see tnis Island in its entitkety or die in the attempt which, of coarse, is quite often an all too true prophecy when one is dealing with these unpredictable monsters 
- The first piece of trouble came along before "the thing" had moved ten yards on Tasmanian soil. The wretched clutch cable protested by snapping clean in two, but a spare ready-made duplicate prevented the bad language'​ customary on such occasions. 
-, 4 And so to Launceston for the Pirst stop, accompanied by two long- lost friends I had net on the boat. Strange to say, I was in front, but after a couple of miles I became aware of the fact that I was travelling alone. After a short wait, my friends duly turned up - with my torch! My pannier bags were so full of gear that it was impossible to close them completely and so they protested quite justifiably by starting to throw a few things out. At this early stage all sorts of hoTrible misgivings crowded my mind concerning a certain lack of preparedness for this, my longest trip. However, it proved to be a false alarm as I was fortunate enough to be in possession of all the odd and sundry baggage a the end of the trip-. 
-The glorious orchard and river scenery, of the Tamar Valley is indeed a sight worthy of Tasmaniars front doorstep. The excellent bitumen road was also conducive to high spirits (especially after what I had heard of Tassie roads), and I found myself singing the praises of the Island Stateis powers-that-be. I could never have guessed that this premature impression of the roads was to be dashed to pieces on the corrugated gravel a couple of days later. 
-Our first impressions of Launceston were the beautiful gardens on every side and the attitude of the people to life. No one in Tasmania 
-n ever hurries or ever seems to have to hurry. There are no jammed streets, no survival-of-the-fittest atmosphere and, most conspicuous,​ no five oiclock stampede at the hotels. This of course, is all very sensible but to a S ydneysider it seems somewhat strange at first. And what wonderful people these "​Tasw.egians"​ are. It is open house from the word go to any Mainlander and nothing is too much trouble. 
-With so much material all around, I was itching to get the colour camera clicking and so to.orre of those magnificent private gardens 
-or in actuality this one :was more like a flower farm - blooms en Masse of every conpeivable variety and colour. With a try-anything-onces te of mind we walked in and found the avid gardener almost hidden behia bank or vivid gladioli. With obvious pride he showed us around nestate"​ but explained apologetically that this had been a bad sea6.6ni -Can you Imagine? The Kodachromes duly taken he proceeded to load us up 
-14. 
-with raspberries,​ peaches and cherry-plums,​ which can be a bit disconcerting an an already fullyloaded motor cycle. However, a bulging shirt did the trick, the ultimate result being an orgy of fruit eating and three aching stomachs. Upon recovery, we trekked up the famous Cataract Gorge, an enchanted spot unspoiled by any excessive commercialisation,​ despite its proximity to the city. It was a case 
-of the-line of least resistance when we fed in town - and providential,​ too, because'​whaa we reached our camping spot we found that the modern amenities as advertised consisted of a water pipe out of which no water could be coaxed. After much bending of tent pegs and all that goes 
-it (I have now thrown away all my aluminium pegs), I eventually conquered the "​concrete"​ underfoot with ustayput"​ boulders. And so 
-into the cosiness of the sleeping-bag and recuperation. My first day in Tass le, I felt, had been worth remembering. 
-The next morning my new found companions and I parted company,- they to travel the Island in the anti-clockwise direction while I was to try the clockwise. I think they had grave suspicions concerning the capabilities of my frail looking _machine, and I in my turn became possessed of an indescribable hunch that they were going the wrong-way somehow. How providentially right this turned out to be was plainly evident when we eventually compared notes. They had ploughed their way day after day through rain and-cold and slush, a veritable motorcyclist'​s nightmare, while I had suffered nothing worse than one_rainy night. It is only a small Island. but apparently the winds and mountains consOFAe to produce same really cunning weather. 
-And so I plodded my way over towards the east coast, with-the ' continuous chatter of the exhaust my only companion,. An attempt on 4,000 feet Mt. Barrow was made 'but on this day the engine flatly refused to tackle the climbing in anything but low gear and so a humiliating retreat had to be made. The rich farming country around Scottsdale is a sight indeed, as every conceivable vegetable gilows in.profusion. Suddenly you leave the farms and find yourself in that exquisite mountainous region of the north-east corner. Then almost as suddenly again the blue of the Tasman Sea_ hits you from below. That is the beauty of Tasmania - over the nexthill is a complete change of scenery type - what a contrast to parts of cur mainland with its unending monotony for hundreds of. miles at a stretch. I put-putted 
-into the camping ground at st. Helens tired and hungry but was immediately compensated with a going-concerm fire and a huge flounder freshly caught by a fellow camper. Imagine that; _My joy I 5ust could not express. Well, flounder, chips, onions and what-not, washed down by a billy of tea, can keep anyone happy for a. while, I guess.- 
-New Year's Eve had-come round again and true to form, I was in foreign parts as seems to be my annual ,fate, this time rapidly eating up the Tassy east coast., Coles Bay. was the meXt.objective and covered inred dust and a ndw familiar growth of beard, I crashed to a 
  
-horizontal ​stop in the treacherous lo.os_e,sarid right outside the 2 chatSau,much to the amusement of.the inmates.-_ This Freycinet Peninsula seems to be a NatUre ​Lover'​s Dream from my brief exploration of it. 1,500 feet red granite mountains, virgin bush, sleepy little ​Still  ​water bays, white ocean beaches and glorious panoramas of the east +---- 
-coast -re all there. I could imagine a summer resort a la Hayman Island ​styld 'doing well at Coles Bay.but,​noidoubt ​that would ruin the area for + 
-all timeI climbed one of the mountains there per the tourist route, but apart from this, I can recommend this granite to all exponents of the rock-climbing art.+=====With Or Without Mint Sauce.===== 
 + 
 +With the election of Don Frost to Walks Secretary, please don't gain the impression of cold wintery walks. Don is like the rest of us - he likes roast lamb - but don't give him the Cold Shoulder - at least when he approaches you to help complete his Walks Programme for July - October. Remember, spring will be in the air half-way through his programme - there'​s wild flowers to see - and there'​s two holiday weekends. Even the Magazine Business Manager, who hasn't led a walk since 1939, is definitely down for one. So all you dahlia fanciers, homebuilders,​ big family men, and motorised bushwalkers,​ dig up your old favourite walk and let Don have the details as soon as possible. Please don't leave him out in the oold! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Tasmania By Two-Stroke.===== 
 + 
 +By Frank Rigby. 
 + 
 +(Part I of an account of a motor cycle tour of the Apple Isle.) 
 + 
 +There was much merriment and chuckling among the thirty odd motorcyclists who came over with me on the "​Taroona"​ from Melbourne when the little Francis Barnett two-stroke was unloaded at Beauty Point. Of all the hell-machines that were setting out to tour Tassie that day mine was the sole and lonely representative of the "put put" cult. Undaunted, however, I was determined to see this Island in its entirety or die in the attempt which, of coarse, is quite often an all too true prophecy when one is dealing with these unpredictable monsters. 
 + 
 +The first piece of trouble came along before "the thing" had moved ten yards on Tasmanian soil. The wretched clutch cable protested by snapping clean in two, but a spare ready-made duplicate prevented the bad language customary on such occasions. 
 + 
 +And so to Launceston for the first stop, accompanied by two long-lost friends I had met on the boat. Strange to say, I was in front, but after a couple of miles I became aware of the fact that I was travelling aloneAfter a short waitmy friends duly turned up - with my torch! My pannier bags were so full of gear that it was impossible to close them completely and so they protested quite justifiably by starting to throw a few things out. At this early stage all sorts of horrible misgivings crowded my mind concerning a certain lack of preparedness for this, my longest trip. However, it proved to be a false alarm as I was fortunate enough to be in possession of all the odd and sundry baggage a the end of the trip. 
 + 
 +The glorious orchard and river scenery of the Tamar Valley is indeed a sight worthy of Tasmania'​s front doorstep. The excellent bitumen road was also conducive to high spirits (especially after what I had heard of Tassie roads), and I found myself singing the praises of the Island State'​s powers-that-be. I could never have guessed that this premature impression of the roads was to be dashed to pieces on the corrugated gravel a couple of days later. 
 + 
 +Our first impressions of Launceston were the beautiful gardens on every side and the attitude of the people to life. No one in Tasmania ever hurries or ever seems to have to hurry. There are no jammed streets, no survival-of-the-fittest atmosphere and, most conspicuous,​ no five o'​clock stampede at the hotels. This, of course, is all very sensible but to a Sydneysider it seems somewhat strange at first. And what wonderful people these "​Taswegians"​ are. It is open house from the word go to any Mainlander and nothing is too much trouble. 
 + 
 +With so much material all around, I was itching to get the colour camera clicking and so to one of those magnificent private gardens - or in actuality this one was more like a flower farm - blooms en masse of every conceivable variety and colour. With a try-anything-once state of mind we walked in and found the avid gardener almost hidden behind a bank or vivid gladioli. With obvious pride he showed us around his "​estate"​ but explained apologetically that this had been a bad season! Can you Imagine? The Kodachromes duly taken he proceeded to load us up with raspberries,​ peaches and cherry-plums,​ which can be a bit disconcerting an an already fully loaded motor cycle. However, a bulging shirt did the trick, the ultimate result being an orgy of fruit eating and three aching stomachs. Upon recovery, we trekked up the famous Cataract Gorge, an enchanted spot unspoiled by any excessive commercialisation,​ despite its proximity to the city. It was a case of the line of least resistance when we fed in town - and providential,​ too, because when we reached our camping spot we found that the modern amenities as advertised consisted of a water pipe out of which no water could be coaxed. After much bending of tent pegs and all that goes with it (I have now thrown away all my aluminium pegs), I eventually conquered the "​concrete"​ underfoot with "​stayput"​ boulders. And so into the cosiness of the sleeping-bag and recuperation. My first day in Tassie, I felt, had been worth remembering. 
 + 
 +The next morning my new found companions and I parted company, they to travel the Island in the anti-clockwise direction while I was to try the clockwise. I think they had grave suspicions concerning the capabilities of my frail looking machine, and I in my turn became possessed of an indescribable hunch that they were going the wrong-way somehow. How providentially right this turned out to be was plainly evident when we eventually compared notes. They had ploughed their way day after day through rain and cold and slush, a veritable motorcyclist'​s nightmare, while I had suffered nothing worse than one rainy night. It is only a small Island but apparently the winds and mountains conspire to produce same really cunning weather. 
 + 
 +And so I plodded my way over towards the east coast, with the continuous chatter of the exhaust my only companion. An attempt on 4,000 feet Mt. Barrow was made but on this day the engine flatly refused to tackle the climbing in anything but low gear and so a humiliating retreat had to be made. The rich farming country around Scottsdale is a sight indeed, as every conceivable vegetable grows in profusion. Suddenly you leave the farms and find yourself in that exquisite mountainous region of the north-east corner. Then almost as suddenly again the blue of the Tasman Sea hits you from below. That is the beauty of Tasmania - over the next hill is a complete change of scenery type - what a contrast to parts of our mainland with its unending monotony for hundreds of miles at a stretch. I put-putted into the camping ground at St. Helens tired and hungry but was immediately compensated with a going-concern fire and a huge flounder freshly caught by a fellow camper. Imagine that! My joy I just could not express. Well, flounder, chips, onions and what-not, washed down by a billy of tea, can keep anyone happy for a while, I guess. 
 + 
 +New Year's Eve had come round again and true to form, I was in foreign parts as seems to be my annual fate, this time rapidly eating up the Tassy east coast. Coles Bay was the next objective and, covered in red dust and a now familiar growth of beard, I crashed to a horizontal stop in the treacherous loose sand right outside the chateau, much to the amusement of the inmates. This Freycinet Peninsula seems to be a Nature ​Lover'​s Dream from my brief exploration of it. 1,500 feet red granite mountains, virgin bush, sleepy little ​still water bays, white ocean beaches and glorious panoramas of the east coast are all there. I could imagine a summer resort a la Hayman Island ​style doing well at Coles Bay but no doubt that would ruin the area for all timeI climbed one of the mountains there per the tourist route, but apart from this, I can recommend this granite to all exponents of the rock-climbing art. 
 (To be concluded.) (To be concluded.)
-I.M11. + 
-STILL WATERS ​or THE DARK HORSE IN THE WOODPILE+---- 
-Who is this quiet, unassuming ​yaang-gent Who manages to sconp + 
-the pool? First he yaffles most of the prizes at the Swimndng ​Carnival Then he produces slides in colour which must make our old-hand photographers look to their laurels. Finally, to display his versatili. ​he carries off second prize in the damter ​contest. Gents keep an eye on your girl friends1 ​He is insidious, and we dantt yet know the measure of his talents. +====Still Waters ​or The Dark Horse In The Woodpile.==== 
-ill      ​ + 
-TENACITY+Who is this quiet, unassuming ​young gent who manages to scoop the pool? First he yaffles most of the prizes at the Swimming ​CarnivalThen he produces slides in colour which must make our old-hand photographers look to their laurels. Finally, to display his versatility ​he carries off second prize in the damper ​contest. Gentskeep an eye on your girl friends! ​He is insidious, and we don'​t ​yet know the measure of his talents. 
-Talking of leeches (vide March nagazine). Unqualified "​experts"​ tell us that the leech is capable of remaining dormant for<ten years (longer than most Bushwalkers ) and still getting a wriggle on when he spies a walker. + 
-MOLE-OLOGY+---- 
-The latest pastime. One of our members has a mole which reveals that he will marry early and probably die throll3h ​being struck by lightning: another is a spel4dthrift. If you have interesting moles, refer to the ex-Social Secretary. + 
-BUSHWALKERS UNLIMITED. +====Tenacity.==== 
-mm+ 
-Congratulations to Marjorie and Paul Barnes on the birth of a son ----- to Laurie and John Woods an the birth of a daughter - Rosalind ​  ​to Alice and Allan Wyborn, a daughter - Lynne. +Talking of leeches (vide March magazine). Unqualified "​experts"​ tell us that the leech is capable of remaining dormant for ten years (longer than most Bushwalkers ) and still getting a wriggle on when he spies a walker. 
-FEDERATION NOTES.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Mole-ology.==== 
 + 
 +The latest pastime. One of our members has a mole which reveals that he will marry early and probably die through ​being struck by lightning: another is a spendthrift. If you have interesting moles, refer to the ex-Social Secretary. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Bushwalkers Unlimited.==== 
 + 
 +Congratulations to Marjorie and Paul Barnes on the birth of a son -- to Laurie and John Woods an the birth of a daughter - Rosalind ​-- to Alice and Allan Wyborn, a daughter - Lynne. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Federation Notes.===== 
 By Allen Strom. By Allen Strom.
-INFORMATION OFFICER. ​Mr. P allin has intimated that he is now able to resume his activities as Information Officer and Mr. Norman Allen (Kameruka) was elected to act as Assistant. + 
-BUSHFIRE FIGHTING AND FLOOD RESCUE. ​Approaches have been made to the 1531377-57FEFEmia-7777715N71777 comsoittee ​in an effort to determine how the Federation might atsist ​in these matters. The Canoe Club, through one of its members, has offered to supply a fire fighting vehicle for a unit established by the Federation. It was also suggeste ​that Flood Res cue might be better organised through the Canoe -13smiation+====Information Officer:​==== 
-16. + 
- THE PORT DAVEY TRACK (TASMANIA): Repoted ​that access to Adamsfield +Mr. Pallin ​has intimated that he is now able to resume his activities as Information Officer and Mr. Norman Allen (Kameruka) was elected to act as Assistant. 
-and Gordon Vale had-Teen cut off by the Australian Newsprint Mills+ 
-. The Launceston Walking Club is organising a petition to the authorities +====Bushfire Fighting and Flood Rescue:​==== 
-and wculd like any information that Sydney ​walk.ers ​can-give. + 
-25 _MILLION OIL REFINERY AT KURNELL: The pr oposal ​is now being opposed +Approaches have been made to the Police Department and the Bushfire Committee ​in an effort to determine how the Federation might assist ​in these matters. The Canoe Club, through one of its members, has offered to supply a fire fighting vehicle for a unit established by the Federation. It was also suggested ​that Flood Rescue ​might be better organised through the Canoe Association
-77757-17IETR7F-r6F-rEFFT-U77E7gla ​, the Cuxrberland ​County Council and four members of the S utherland S hire Council. The C.C.C. has suggested an alternate site (Crown Land) on the 4osford-Wo7 -,-cy Road about four miles from Gosford with a pipeline to a landing stage on Mullet Creek. This pipeline ​mould appear to p ass through the area.. contemplated for the Kariong Nati6nal ​P ark+ 
-ERA LANDS. ​The S eOretary ​was requested to represent the Federation ​-Z1-7765,​Z7E7gting ​called by the S.B.W. He was given authority. ta-azt-f.-Is ​he thoughtfit - . - - '.. ., +====The Port Davey Track (Tasmania):==== 
-, + 
-- +Reported ​that access to Adamsfield and Gordon Vale had been cut off by the Australian Newsprint Mills. The Launceston Walking Club is organising a petition to the authorities and would like any information that Sydney ​walkers ​can give. 
- GARAWARRA PARK: The President reported on anothermove by the Burnihg ​Palms Surf Club to have a S urf Shed erected. The Federation was invited to put-its view S before the Trust anl had been represented ​'by Messrs. Barnes, ​Cot tier, Dunphy and Moppett. The conference had taken place a t Burning Palms, there being no decision to date. The Secretary had further ​sumnIrised ​Federation attitude in a letter to the Trust. + 
-- +====£25 Million Oil Refinery At Kurnell:==== 
-FEDERAIiI0 N REUNION: To be held at uroka -Clearing on March 28/​29/​30th. ​BUSHFIRE PATROLS IN NATIONAL PA The President reported that these patrols had been successfully carried out over the last six or seven + 
-weeks. There had been a good reception from the National Park Trust and the public generally. The activities ​waald wind up on March 23rd. The Garawarra Park had requested that the patrols. I2P emtended ​into that Park _ du:​ring, ​next smemOr. Good contacts had been made with the Bushfire Advisory ​Gonmittee. It was resolved : +The proposal ​is now being opposed ​by the Minister for Local Government, the Cumberland ​County Council and four members of the Sutherland Shire Council. The C.C.C. has suggested an alternate site (Crown Land) on the Gosford-Woy Woy Road about four miles from Gosford with a pipeline to a landing stage on Mullet Creek. This pipeline ​would appear to pass through the area contemplated for the Kariong Nati6nal ​Park
-1. That plans be drawn up for recommencement of -actiirities ​in October next. + 
-2. That we ask for greater publicity on fire ban periods and +====Era Lands:​==== 
- their significance. - + 
-3. That the Bushfire Advisory Committee be supplied with a resumiof ​work done. +The Secretary ​was requested to represent the Federation ​at the meeting ​called by the S.B.W. He was given authority ​to act he thought fit. 
- the Bushfire ​Adliisory Cornmittee ​be asked to consider the erection of fireplaces along highways ​..are. ​roads of  the 'State. + 
-QUORUM AT FEDERATION MEETING: It was agreed that the quorum shall be rilne d'​elegatesrepresentiAg ​five clubs. +====Garawarra Park:==== 
-17. + 
-SWIMMING CARNIVAL N TES.+The President reported on another move by the Burning ​Palms Surf Club to have a Surf Shed erected. The Federation was invited to put its views before the Trust and had been represented by Messrs. Barnes, ​Cottier, Dunphy and Moppett. The conference had taken place at Burning Palms, there being no decision to date. The Secretary had further ​summarised ​Federation attitude in a letter to the Trust. 
 + 
 +====Federation Reunion:==== 
 + 
 +To be held at Euroka ​Clearing on March 28/29/30th. 
 + 
 +====Bushfire patrols In National Park:==== 
 + 
 +The President reported that these patrols had been successfully carried out over the last six or seven weeks. There had been a good reception from the National Park Trust and the public generally. The activities ​would wind up on March 23rd. The Garawarra Park had requested that the patrols ​be extended ​into that Park during ​next summer. Good contacts had been made with the Bushfire Advisory ​Committee. It was resolved: 
 + 
 +  - That plans be drawn up for recommencement of activities ​in October next. 
 +  ​- ​That we ask for greater publicity on fire ban periods and their significance. 
 +  ​- That the Bushfire Advisory Committee be supplied with a resume of work done. 
 +  ​- That the Bushfire ​Advisory Committee ​be asked to consider the erection of fireplaces along highways ​and roads of the State. 
 + 
 +====Quorum At Federation Meeting:==== 
 + 
 +It was agreed that the quorum shall be nine delegatesrepresenting ​five clubs. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Swimming Carnival Notes.===== 
 By Kevin Ardill. By Kevin Ardill.
-Believe it or not, the Swimming Carnival was held in perfect weather. The sun shone, the water sparkled, the competition for cups and prizes was particularly keen: the only criticism that could be expressed was that of 250 active members only a bout 30 active ​active members were present. To sum up, the bodies were dampened, the spirits were not. Rather amazingly nobody drowned in the underwater events and one or two dark horses (or fishes) came to light + 
 +Believe it or not, the Swimming Carnival was held in perfect weather. The sun shone, the water sparkled, the competition for cups and prizes was particularly keen: the only criticism that could be expressed was that of 250 active members only about 30 active members were present. To sum up, the bodies were dampened, the spirits were not. Rather amazingly nobody drowned in the underwater events and one or two dark horses (or fishes) came to light
 Results - with comments. Results - with comments.
-MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP:​ WILL RODGERS: Reacted better than the others to the female cries of encouragement - 90 per cent of same being on his behalf. 
-MEN'S BREASTSTROKE:​ BOB CHAP MAN: Don It imow whether the 7butterfly or house fly stroke was used, but the result was the same. 
-LADIES'​ CHAMPIONSHIP:​ JEAN MOPPETT: A strong minor that the rrdigr-c-a-mp was doped; im.found.ed of course. 
-MANDELBERG CUP: JEAN AND TOM MOPPETT: A fluke, but don't 
----"​Jnvi-TEE-70yillg to prove he played the major part in the win. 
-DIVING: KEITH RENWICK: Showed a clean pair of heels to the judges. Corny, what! 
-TIE PLUNGE: TOM MOPPETT: A natural for a married. t1.1 plunge ye ar s ago. 
-UNDERWATER SWIM: TOM IVIOPPETT: At least 55 yards underwater 7-1E7 more than a fair effort. 
-The Henley Cup for most points scored was won by WILL RODGERS and all competitors wish to express their thanks both for Bill'​s ​ interest and enthusiasm. in running the Carnival. 
-illaisummmime nommiffil 
-One of the many Reunion highlights was Conductress Miriam Steenbohm,,​who did a goal job collecting fares on the second bus from Woods 'Creek to Richmond. She handled, with practised charm, those  who claimed half fare rates beause they wore short pants. The fare bag added just the right touch, Mim. 
-He 
  
 +__Men'​s Champtionship__:​ Will Rodgers: Reacted better than the others to the female cries of encouragement - 90 per cent of same being on his behalf.
 +
 +__Men'​s Breaststroke__:​ Bob Chapman: Don't know whether the butterfly or house fly stroke was used, but the result was the same.
 +
 +__Ladies'​ Championship__:​ Jean Moppett: A strong rumour that the ladies champ was doped; unfounded of course.
 +
 +__Mandelberg Cup__: Jean and Tom Moppett: A fluke, but don't envy Tom trying to prove he played the major part in the win.
 +
 +__Diving__: Keith Renwick: Showed a clean pair of heels to the judges. Corny, what!
 +
 +__The Plunge__: Tom Moppett: A natural for a married. He took plunge years ago.
 +
 +__Underwater Swim__: Tom Moppett: At least 55 yards underwater was more than a fair effort.
 +
 +The Henley Cup for most points scored was won by Will Rodgers and all competitors wish to express their thanks both for Bill's interest and enthusiasm in running the Carnival.
 +
 +----
 +
 +One of the many Reunion highlights was Conductress Miriam Steenbohm, who did a good job collecting fares on the second bus from Woods Creek to Richmond. She handled, with practised charm, those who claimed half fare rates because they wore short pants. The fare bag added just the right touch, Mim.
 +
 +----
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