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 Ron Compagnoni, representing Federation, remarked that the Club had had the courtesy of inviting all donors, and would probably do the same when some suitable project was under review. He was quite prepared to leave it to the discretion of S.B.W. Paddy Pallin wanted to hear opinions on the specific areas suggested - Werong, for instance. He understood Mr. Green, the owner, would have been happy to sell out cheaply a year or so back. John Cotter remarked there were probably 200 acres of the Werong property, and it might be valued as highly as £10 per acre. Alex Colley said he spoke also for Frank Duncan, one of the principal contributors,​ who thought what we wanted was a pleasant camping place where we could also practice our ideals of conservation. He believed we should find a place which was suitable within a reasonably short time. Ron Compagnoni, representing Federation, remarked that the Club had had the courtesy of inviting all donors, and would probably do the same when some suitable project was under review. He was quite prepared to leave it to the discretion of S.B.W. Paddy Pallin wanted to hear opinions on the specific areas suggested - Werong, for instance. He understood Mr. Green, the owner, would have been happy to sell out cheaply a year or so back. John Cotter remarked there were probably 200 acres of the Werong property, and it might be valued as highly as £10 per acre. Alex Colley said he spoke also for Frank Duncan, one of the principal contributors,​ who thought what we wanted was a pleasant camping place where we could also practice our ideals of conservation. He believed we should find a place which was suitable within a reasonably short time.
  
-Myles Dunphy harked back to an earlier suggestion that something should be done to allow contributors to withdraw if they so wished, and Brian Harvey voiced an amendment, which provded ​an impromptu subcommittee consisting of Tom Moppett, Wal Roots and Brian, with fleeting counsel from Ron Compagnoni. The outcome was the motion in its final form: That after allowing all contributors an option to withdraw their contributions,​ the amount received as compensation for the resumption of Portion 7, Era, be reserved for conservational purposes in accordance with a direction contained in any resolution passed by a three-quarters majority of the members of the S.B.W. present at an extraordinary general meeting specifically called for that purpose: pending disbursement,​ the fund shall be under the control of the Trustees of the S.B.W."​+Myles Dunphy harked back to an earlier suggestion that something should be done to allow contributors to withdraw if they so wished, and Brian Harvey voiced an amendment, which provided ​an impromptu subcommittee consisting of Tom Moppett, Wal Roots and Brian, with fleeting counsel from Ron Compagnoni. The outcome was the motion in its final form: That after allowing all contributors an option to withdraw their contributions,​ the amount received as compensation for the resumption of Portion 7, Era, be reserved for conservational purposes in accordance with a direction contained in any resolution passed by a three-quarters majority of the members of the S.B.W. present at an extraordinary general meeting specifically called for that purpose: pending disbursement,​ the fund shall be under the control of the Trustees of the S.B.W."​
  
 There was a further motion, that letters be sent to all contributors seeking their consent to this action, and allowing five weeks for reply, which was duly carried, and the Extraordinary Meeting closed at 8.20 p.m. There was a further motion, that letters be sent to all contributors seeking their consent to this action, and allowing five weeks for reply, which was duly carried, and the Extraordinary Meeting closed at 8.20 p.m.
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-=====Teh Twenty-Fifth Birthday Celebrations.=====+=====The Twenty-Fifth Birthday Celebrations.=====
  
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 (Articles on climbing and skiing in the Mt. Blanc region of the Alps have been received from Frank Leyden and Leon Blumer. Leon's account of an ascent of Mt. Blanc is published below, and it is intended to reproduce Frank'​s story, with map illustrating route, in the June issue.) (Articles on climbing and skiing in the Mt. Blanc region of the Alps have been received from Frank Leyden and Leon Blumer. Leon's account of an ascent of Mt. Blanc is published below, and it is intended to reproduce Frank'​s story, with map illustrating route, in the June issue.)
  
-The three of us - Brian and Sheilah, my English friends, and myself, gently closed the hut door at 3.15 a.m. and started out into the frozen night. We were pleased it was bitterly cold as this was a sign of fine weather. Mt. Blanc, 15,782 feet, has killed more people by tricky weather than many other mountains of a lower but more difficult nature. As we mounted up over frozen avalanche debris we realised that this was the same avalanche that an English climber had accidentally started and "riddenl" for 300 feet a few days earlier, a day after a heavy snowstorm. Quite a curious way of descending mountains, a method we do not feel disposed to adopt as yet.+The three of us - Brian and Sheilah, my English friends, and myself, gently closed the hut door at 3.15 a.m. and started out into the frozen night. We were pleased it was bitterly cold as this was a sign of fine weather. Mt. Blanc, 15,782 feet, has killed more people by tricky weather than many other mountains of a lower but more difficult nature. As we mounted up over frozen avalanche debris we realised that this was the same avalanche that an English climber had accidentally started and "ridden" for 300 feet a few days earlier, a day after a heavy snowstorm. Quite a curious way of descending mountains, a method we do not feel disposed to adopt as yet.
  
 The route from the hut, at about 10,000 feet, goes up a 2,000 feet slope of loose, crumbly rock lying at about a 50 degree angle and at this time of the morning solidly knit by frozen snow and ice. We were unroped as it was easy climbing and we avoided the steep snow faces and occasional iced-up rock, a slide on which would have meant a fall or roll of a few thousand feet. The only difficult spot was a 15 feet traverse on ice on which some steps had to be cut; otherwise we mounted steadily, probably a bit too rapidly for that time of morning. The twinkling lights of St. Gervais, miles below in the valley, gradually disappeared and the world of rock and icy precipices took on a rosy hue. It was a glorious sunrise and although our cliff face was still in frozen shadow, we had the pleasure of seeing a transparent silver light run slowly along a narrow ice ridge above us. The sun's rays topped some low clouds and mist, but it was still dark down in the valleys. A tinkling of ice particles on rocks to our right told us that the sun was starting its day's work. Life dawned anew with the sunrise and we resumed our ascent with fresh energy. The route from the hut, at about 10,000 feet, goes up a 2,000 feet slope of loose, crumbly rock lying at about a 50 degree angle and at this time of the morning solidly knit by frozen snow and ice. We were unroped as it was easy climbing and we avoided the steep snow faces and occasional iced-up rock, a slide on which would have meant a fall or roll of a few thousand feet. The only difficult spot was a 15 feet traverse on ice on which some steps had to be cut; otherwise we mounted steadily, probably a bit too rapidly for that time of morning. The twinkling lights of St. Gervais, miles below in the valley, gradually disappeared and the world of rock and icy precipices took on a rosy hue. It was a glorious sunrise and although our cliff face was still in frozen shadow, we had the pleasure of seeing a transparent silver light run slowly along a narrow ice ridge above us. The sun's rays topped some low clouds and mist, but it was still dark down in the valleys. A tinkling of ice particles on rocks to our right told us that the sun was starting its day's work. Life dawned anew with the sunrise and we resumed our ascent with fresh energy.
  
-The Goûter hut, at about 12,600 feet and on the top of the cliff, was comparatively warm so we had our second breakfast and after a short rest, donned ​cramgons ​and proceeded slowly up the vast gentle ice slope of the Dôme du Goûter. It was good to feel once more the clean bite of the points in the ice. We were rather tired from our exertions of the day before, so straggled quite a distance apart. The only crevasses here were frozen solid and one hardly bothered to take a wider step. I noticed one or two large seracs as big as houses leaning drunkenly down the slope. They seemed to be relics of some bygone age. We reached the top and obtained our first view of the summit ridge of Mt. Blanc. It looked rather steep due to the cold clear air, with a spume of snow drifting off and one or two large cornices over the steep face. We could see other climbers hours ahead of us, very slow moving dots against a world of snow and ice, very blue sky and occasional black rocks. We seemed to be three people set apart. This curious feeling of detachment seemed to possess us for hours.+The Goûter hut, at about 12,600 feet and on the top of the cliff, was comparatively warm so we had our second breakfast and after a short rest, donned ​crampons ​and proceeded slowly up the vast gentle ice slope of the Dôme du Goûter. It was good to feel once more the clean bite of the points in the ice. We were rather tired from our exertions of the day before, so straggled quite a distance apart. The only crevasses here were frozen solid and one hardly bothered to take a wider step. I noticed one or two large seracs as big as houses leaning drunkenly down the slope. They seemed to be relics of some bygone age. We reached the top and obtained our first view of the summit ridge of Mt. Blanc. It looked rather steep due to the cold clear air, with a spume of snow drifting off and one or two large cornices over the steep face. We could see other climbers hours ahead of us, very slow moving dots against a world of snow and ice, very blue sky and occasional black rocks. We seemed to be three people set apart. This curious feeling of detachment seemed to possess us for hours.
  
 We rested at this point as Brian was feeling "​rather queer" (about 14,300 feet). He and Sheilah both took tablets. I was fit, with only a slight headache. The wind cut like a knife, despite our layers of clothing. We proceeded, dropping a few hundred feet (which we hated) then up again to the Vallot Refuge, a chilly damp place set amongst some rocks. Here Brian apologised and said he could go no further. Sheilah seemed to be in a slightly better shape but also decided against continuing. I thought for a while on the foolishness of solitary climbing, had another good look at the weather (which was absolutely beautiful) then announced my intention of going on alone. I made a pretty little speech - "I feel rather determined about this", etc., etc., and the others nodded as if in full agreement. A quiet smile from Brian, a warning about the wind on the ridge from Sheilah, and on I went, feeling like a martyr to a lost cause. A few French parties paused on the way down to shout encouragement. We rested at this point as Brian was feeling "​rather queer" (about 14,300 feet). He and Sheilah both took tablets. I was fit, with only a slight headache. The wind cut like a knife, despite our layers of clothing. We proceeded, dropping a few hundred feet (which we hated) then up again to the Vallot Refuge, a chilly damp place set amongst some rocks. Here Brian apologised and said he could go no further. Sheilah seemed to be in a slightly better shape but also decided against continuing. I thought for a while on the foolishness of solitary climbing, had another good look at the weather (which was absolutely beautiful) then announced my intention of going on alone. I made a pretty little speech - "I feel rather determined about this", etc., etc., and the others nodded as if in full agreement. A quiet smile from Brian, a warning about the wind on the ridge from Sheilah, and on I went, feeling like a martyr to a lost cause. A few French parties paused on the way down to shout encouragement.
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 I plodded wearily onward, being brought to my knees at one stage by a fierce gust of wind. I managed to stuff some bread and cheese past my cracked lips. The slope was fairly gentle, never more than 35 degrees. There were some horrible cornices on the left side overhanging a 3,000 feet sheer wall of ice, while an the right the slope curved gently over into space. Steps had been cut in the ice in one or two places. At these heights top snow seems to be of a dry silky wind-packed variety. With only hundreds of feet to go, my limbs were feeling like lead and the headache worse, but the thing had to be done. Then at last I arrived at the broad snowy plateau of the summit. I plodded wearily onward, being brought to my knees at one stage by a fierce gust of wind. I managed to stuff some bread and cheese past my cracked lips. The slope was fairly gentle, never more than 35 degrees. There were some horrible cornices on the left side overhanging a 3,000 feet sheer wall of ice, while an the right the slope curved gently over into space. Steps had been cut in the ice in one or two places. At these heights top snow seems to be of a dry silky wind-packed variety. With only hundreds of feet to go, my limbs were feeling like lead and the headache worse, but the thing had to be done. Then at last I arrived at the broad snowy plateau of the summit.
  
-An apprehensive glance for signs of bad weather gave place to a half-hour of rest and contentment,​ taking colour photos and enjoying the vista of distant snowy peaks, remote blue valleys and needle-like aiguilles set amongst jewels of glittering snow and ice. I could see the peaks of the Bernese Oberland ​ard Zermatt and other ranges hard to identify. The view went on for hundreds of miles and was indescribable. What a pity my friends were not there. I felt vaguely disappointed,​ curbed an inclination to explore further along the ridge, then descended with caution. The 1,500 feet descent took only half an hour and I was back at the Refuge by about 10.30 a.m.+An apprehensive glance for signs of bad weather gave place to a half-hour of rest and contentment,​ taking colour photos and enjoying the vista of distant snowy peaks, remote blue valleys and needle-like aiguilles set amongst jewels of glittering snow and ice. I could see the peaks of the Bernese Oberland ​and Zermatt and other ranges hard to identify. The view went on for hundreds of miles and was indescribable. What a pity my friends were not there. I felt vaguely disappointed,​ curbed an inclination to explore further along the ridge, then descended with caution. The 1,500 feet descent took only half an hour and I was back at the Refuge by about 10.30 a.m.
  
 Brian had been lying down on one of the bunks when the French parties had come in. One Frenchman had removed his boots, another gave him some fruit cake and a small drink of cognac and orange, and yet another had fossicked around for dry blankets, some of which were frozen solid. I met this friendship and cheerful and freely proffered assistance everywhere in the Alps and it is indeed a very happy memory. To cap it all, two of the parties had waited until they saw I had descended safely to the Refuge, before proceeding on their way. Brian had been lying down on one of the bunks when the French parties had come in. One Frenchman had removed his boots, another gave him some fruit cake and a small drink of cognac and orange, and yet another had fossicked around for dry blankets, some of which were frozen solid. I met this friendship and cheerful and freely proffered assistance everywhere in the Alps and it is indeed a very happy memory. To cap it all, two of the parties had waited until they saw I had descended safely to the Refuge, before proceeding on their way.
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-9. +=====Tasmania By Two-Stroke ​Part Two.===== 
-TASMANIA EY TWO-STROKE+ 
-mdam....mo.P.P......WAJIIWIWmmnmwmmmwaWmSmWamlmrmm......I.r.WWIWPI.4muIW +By Frank Rigby. 
-By Frank Rigby. ​PART TWO. + 
-I had to get somewhere for the New Year celebrations ​aid it looked like being Swansea. After running into the bush to avoid precipitation at a nasty corner and almost plunging to a river bottom off one of those queer little bridges I was about ready for anything, except the engulfing cloud of dust thl,own t me by a car which rattled on in front. I vowed they would soon get a taste of their own medicine but on catching up recognised two shipmates, Sydney girls and fellow- travellers. They took pity on my hatless state and consequential weather-beaten appearance, and crowned me with one of those quaint multi-coloured and essentially feminine berets with a long tassel flowing behind for good measure. +I had to get somewhere for the New Year celebrations ​and it looked like being Swansea. After running into the bush to avoid precipitation at a nasty corner and almost plunging to a river bottom off one of those queer little bridges I was about ready for anything, except the engulfing cloud of dust thrown at me by a car which rattled on in front. I vowed they would soon get a taste of their own medicine but on catching up recognised two shipmates, Sydney girls and fellow-travellers. They took pity on my hatless state and consequential weather-beaten appearance, and crowned me with one of those quaint multi-coloured and essentially feminine berets with a long tassel flowing behind for good measure. 
-I finally became resigned to my fate a-id was soon out-grinning the wide grins of amusement which greeted me on all sides. I eventually put the thing to rest in Hobart, ​When I purchased a more becoming headpiece. + 
-Making myself as respectable as conditions would permit a touring motor cyclist, I joined in the festivities at Swansea as befitted the arrival of 1952. Something ​'I can remember about this evening was my bizarre meeting with six Melbourne chaps - hitchhikers,​ dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying suitcases.+I finally became resigned to my fate and was soon out-grinning the wide grins of amusement which greeted me on all sides. I eventually put the thing to rest in Hobart, ​when I purchased a more becoming headpiece. 
 + 
 +Making myself as respectable as conditions would permit a touring motor cyclist, I joined in the festivities at Swansea as befitted the arrival of 1952. Something I can remember about this evening was my bizarre meeting with six Melbourne chaps - hitchhikers,​ dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying suitcases. 
 Hitchhikers were swarming in this part of Tassy and it was always pleasant to stop and discuss their fortunes (or misfortunes) with them. Without exception, they gave unstinting praise to the local motorists. Hitchhikers were swarming in this part of Tassy and it was always pleasant to stop and discuss their fortunes (or misfortunes) with them. Without exception, they gave unstinting praise to the local motorists.
-Hobart and bitumen roads again were very welcome to a sorely tried body, and that hot shower at the Y.M.C.A. - well, once more I could resemble a human being. Anyway, I spent three days around the capital, where I could cheerfully have spent thirty. You are + 
-reminded of the lotus-eaters when you view life in Hobart. The motto seems to be hNever ​do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow"​. It is a charming place nonetheless and the setting I rate about Sydney'​s but then, I am not a native Sydney-sider. +Hobart and bitumen roads again were very welcome to a sorely tried body, and that hot shower at the Y.M.C.A. - well, once more I could resemble a human being. Anyway, I spent three days around the capital, where I could cheerfully have spent thirty. You are reminded of the lotus-eaters when you view life in Hobart. The motto seems to be "​Never ​do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow"​. It is a charming place nonetheless and the setting I rate about Sydney'​s ​but then, I am not a native Sydney-sider. 
-Mt. Wellington, looming up in the west, was calling loudly while the weather held, but once again my machine showed its disgust with mountains. ​Abovt 3,000 feet it will not play the game fairly and becomes miserable and unco-operative,​ refusing to exert any reasonable effort. I finished carrying it rather than vice versa, but was rewarded with what must be one of the most glorious panoramas + 
-the world over. +Mt. Wellington, looming up in the west, was calling loudly while the weather held, but once again my machine showed its disgust with mountains. ​Above 3,000 feet it will not play the game fairly and becomes miserable and unco-operative,​ refusing to exert any reasonable effort. I finished carrying it rather than vice versa, but was rewarded with what must be one of the most glorious panoramas the world over. 
-I decided the mountains were "​out"​ for a while and so merrily + 
-set out for Port Arthur, not reckoning ​an the sheer brutality of the road where no sane rider would ever venture. I was a ruin amongst ruins when I arrived but the bike still stood resolutely, no +I decided the mountains were "​out"​ for a while and so merrily set out for Port Arthur, not reckoning ​on the sheer brutality of the road where no sane rider would ever venture. I was a ruin amongst ruins when I arrived but the bike still stood resolutely, no doubt quite happy with its sea-level surroundings. Quietly ​attaching ​myself to the tail of a Pioneer party, I enjoyed a conducted tour at no extra cost. I thought the convict remains interesting enough but over-rated. 
-doubt quite happ 7 with its sea-level surroundings. Quietly ​attabhing ​myself to the tail of a Pioneer party, I enjoyed a conducted tour at no extra cost. I thought the convict remains interesting enough but over-rated. + 
-10. +The Tourist Bureau fairly shouted the Huon Valley from every placard and with full justification,​ too. Apple and berry orchards, glorious mountain and river scenery and sassafras beer of all things made a thrilling day and a half. The weather was totally unpredictable this day, and here was I trying desperately to capture Kodachromes of this lovely country with only the Gods of guess work and blind chance to determine the exposure. My kingdom then for an exposure meter, if only my kingdom had been worth it. My use of the delayed action device brought much laughter from the local small-fry. I would set the camera up, adjust it, and then start running to get into the picture myselfNaturally I always panicked for fear I would not arrive in time, but invariably found myself waiting for what seemed an eternity before the shutter clicked. The kids would then gather around eagerly to examine the "​birdie ​that worked itself"​. Goings-on of this kind were almost tragic once on the top of Mt. Amos at Coles Bay. I had pre-selected a rock to run to for one of these pictures, but had forgotten the sheer 300-feet drop on the other side. The resulting close shave I shall leave to your fertile imaginations. 
-The Tourist Bureau fairly shouted the Huon Valley from every +
-placard and with full justification,​ too. Apple and berry orchards, glorious mountain and river scenery and sassafras beer of ell things +
-made a thrilling day and a half. The weather was totally unpredictable this day, and here was I trying desperately to capture Kodachromes of this lovely country with only the Gods of guess work aad blind +
-chance to determine the exposure. My kingdom then for an exposure +
-meter, if only my kingdom had been worth it. My use of the delayed action device brought much laughter from the local small-fry. I would +
-set the camera up, adjust it,and then start running to get into the +
-picture myselfNaturally I always panicked for fear I would not arrive in time, but invariably found myself waiting for what seemed an eternity before the shutter clicked. The kids would then gather around eagerly to examine the hbirdie ​that worked itself"​. Goings-on of this kind were almost tragic once on the top of Mt. Amos at Coles Bay. I had pre-selected a rock to run to for one of these pictures, but had forgotten the sheer 300-feet drop on the other side. The resulting close shave I shall leave to your fertile imaginations.+
 It was about this time that I realised that the cooking gear etc. in the pannier bags was not going to take much more of the treatment the bike had been dishing out. Carrying gear in this manner is vastly different from humping it per rucksack. The endless vibrations from a rigid frame two-stroke on a corrugated road soon mashes everything to a pulp if it is not packed just so-so. Already my frying pan and plate were practically beyond recognition and a packet of dessert powder, ground to a fine dust, was distributed nicely throughout the entire bag. Such are the joys of a bone-shaker safari. It was about this time that I realised that the cooking gear etc. in the pannier bags was not going to take much more of the treatment the bike had been dishing out. Carrying gear in this manner is vastly different from humping it per rucksack. The endless vibrations from a rigid frame two-stroke on a corrugated road soon mashes everything to a pulp if it is not packed just so-so. Already my frying pan and plate were practically beyond recognition and a packet of dessert powder, ground to a fine dust, was distributed nicely throughout the entire bag. Such are the joys of a bone-shaker safari.
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 The next stage of the trip was across the centre of the island to the north-west coast by way of the Derwent Valley, Mt. Field National Park, Tarraleah, the Great Lake and Deloraine. Stops were made at the Old Colony Inn at New Norfolk, Cadbury'​s plant, the Salmon Ponds, Yates' Seed Farms, Russell Falls and Tarraleah hydro-electric station, each one telling its own particular story of this island State. The next stage of the trip was across the centre of the island to the north-west coast by way of the Derwent Valley, Mt. Field National Park, Tarraleah, the Great Lake and Deloraine. Stops were made at the Old Colony Inn at New Norfolk, Cadbury'​s plant, the Salmon Ponds, Yates' Seed Farms, Russell Falls and Tarraleah hydro-electric station, each one telling its own particular story of this island State.
-It has been said that 'the Derwent Valley is more English than England, and thisis not hard to imagine. But the Central Plateau was as devilish.as the-lowlands were heavenly. Bleak, barren, threatening with rainand bitterly cold for mid-summer, it conveyed an impression to me that afternoon that it could not improve on this performance at any time. Doubtless I am quitewrong, but the night spent beside the Great Lake would almost have done justice to the South Pole. + 
-After this shivery episode the north-west coast was like a paradise. This area, to my way of thinking, ​iS the pick of Tasmania. It has got everything. I don't think that anywhere else in Australia could be found the potential concentrated richness they have here: and nothIng ​could be richer than the friendliness of the people. In the little township of Wynyard I was an utter stranger, but almost in the next breath I was whisked away to become the guest for a whole night and day in a private villa bubbling over with friendliness and hospitality. That is not exceptional,​ but.typical. ​That effect on human conduct do those surroundings have - the rich soil 'and the beautiful patch-work pattern of the countryside,​ the amiable ​'climate, +It has been said that the Derwent Valley is more English than England, and this is not hard to imagine. But the Central Plateau was as devilish as the lowlands were heavenly. Bleak, barren, threatening with rainand bitterly cold for mid-summer, it conveyed an impression to me that afternoon that it could not improve on this performance at any time. Doubtless I am quite wrong, but the night spent beside the Great Lake would almost have done justice to the South Pole. 
-ci + 
-11. +After this shivery episode the north-west coast was like a paradise. This area, to my way of thinking, ​is the pick of Tasmania. It has got everything. I don't think that anywhere else in Australia could be found the potential concentrated richness they have here: and nothing ​could be richer than the friendliness of the people. In the little township of Wynyard I was an utter stranger, but almost in the next breath I was whisked away to become the guest for a whole night and day in a private villa bubbling over with friendliness and hospitality. That is not exceptional,​ but typical. ​What effect on human conduct do those surroundings have - the rich soil and the beautiful patch-work pattern of the countryside,​ the amiable climate, the inspiring coast line, the beaches and the mountains in the distance, and the absence of big cities? I like to think this environment has moulded a heart which is considerably softer than one would expect to find. 
-the inspiring coast line, the beaches and the mountains in the distance, and the absence of big cities? I like to think this environment has moulded a heart which is considerably softer than one would expect to find. + 
-Tasmania must be a bushwalkers'​ dream. I expect the Reserve is No.1 choice, but there are at least six other regions where the walker could -spend a few weeks and gain much profitable pleasure. +Tasmania must be a bushwalkers'​ dream. I expect the Reserve is No.1 choice, but there are at least six other regions where the walker could spend a few weeks and gain much profitable pleasure. 
-Well, the time had come, as the walrus once said, and this was + 
-true enough as I plugged back to Devonport to join the 1"Taroonah. +Well, the time had come, as the walrus once said, and this was true enough as I plugged back to Devonport to join the "Taroona"​. I stood on the wharf and reflectively watched my partner go aboard - not the clean, polished machine that had been unloaded ten days before, but a grimy, mud-and-oil-encrusted shadow of her former self. Still, she could well be proud of her record - 1,100 miles, some of it torture, and her only wound a broken clutch cable and a dented leg-shield (which, incidentally,​ saved my leg). 
-I stood on the wharf and reflectively watched my partner go aboard - not the clean, polished machine that had been unloaded ten days before, but a grimy, mud-and-oil-encrusted shadow of her former self. Still, she could well be proud of her record - 1,100 miles, some of it torture, and her only wound a broken clutch cable and a dented leg-shield (which, incidentally,​ saved my leg). + 
-She was a lady of very modest requirements,​ too, the 1,100 miles costing me a mere 2.lO.0 in petrol and oil! I had seen a large part of what surely must be the gem of the Commonwealth and had +She was a lady of very modest requirements,​ too, the 1,100 miles costing me a mere £2.lO.0 in petrol and oil! I had seen a large part of what surely must be the gem of the Commonwealth and had brought away many happy memories. More than that, I had added considerable to my knowledge of Australia. 
-brought away many happy memories. More than that, I had added considerable to my knowledge of Australia.+
 Yes, its definitely worth trying some time, believe me. Yes, its definitely worth trying some time, believe me.
-...WWAIOMIMg=,​VWW.maw....MldlaO,​..IWMMPMamO + 
-THE BY-LAS AND THE ADJOURNED ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING+---- 
-Prior to the Half-Yearly General Meeting of September, 1951, the portion of the Constitution relating to By-Laws read + 
-"​13. ​BY-LAWS+=====The By-Laws and the Adjourned Annual General Meeting.===== 
-The Committee shall be empowered, subject to the provisions of this Constitution,​ to make such bylaws ​as may be deemed necessary.''​ + 
-As a result of the Constitutional Amendment carried at that meeting, Section 13 was altered by the addition of the following two sub-sections +Prior to the Half-Yearly General Meeting of September, 1951, the portion of the Constitution relating to By-Laws read
-"(b) All by-laws shall be submitted to the following + 
-annual ​half-yearly ​gener al meeting for ratification,​ and any by-law not ratified by the said general meeting shall not be reintroduced for a period of at least twelve months. + "​13. ​By-Laws. 
-(c) After ratification at an annual or har- yearly general + 
-meeting, by-laws shall not be =ended or cancelled, + The Committee shall be empowered, subject to the provisions of this Constitution,​ to make such by-laws ​as may be deemed necessary.
-except with the approval of-an extraordinary,​ annual +  
-or half-yearly general meeting."​ +As a result of the Constitutional Amendment carried at that meeting, Section 13 was altered by the addition of the following two sub-sections
-All those resolutions with a "​continuing"​ or repetitive effect which had been enacted by Committee ​o/,' ​General Meetings since th& ​inception of the Club were then extracted from the minute books. + 
-12. + "​(b) All by-laws shall be submitted to the following annual ​or half-yearly ​general ​meeting for ratification,​ and any by-law not ratified by the said general meeting shall not be reintroduced for a period of at least twelve months. 
-pommittee ​considered these rules, eliminating a number which had +  
-kbecome ​outdated, those deemed redundant, and those regarded as not + (c) After ratification at an annual or half-yearly general meeting, by-laws shall not be ended or cancelled, except with the approval of an extraordinary,​ annual or half-yearly general meeting."​ 
-[truly by-laws: Committee did not, however, materially alter any resolution originally carried at a General Meeting. +  
-The resultant rules were very numerous, and, as it was desired to facilitate dealing at the Annual General Meeting a motion was carried by the January General Meeting, requiring any member who wished to cancel or amend any by-law to submit his protest in writing to the Secretary prior to the Annual Meeting. A list of the proposed by-laws was posted to each member during February. +All those resolutions with a "​continuing"​ or repetitive effect which had been enacted by Committee ​or General Meetings since the inception of the Club were then extracted from the minute books. 
-At the Annual Meeting, however, the decision of the January Meeting was rescinded, and the unfinished business of ratification + 
-of By-Laws was adjourned from that Meeting until May 30th. This date was selected as the first free night on the Clubs calendar, and on that evening the Annual General Meeting will be resumed for the specific business of considering the By-Laws. +Committee ​considered these rules, eliminating a number which had become ​outdated, those deemed redundant, and those regarded as not truly by-laws: Committee did not, however, materially alter any resolution originally carried at a General Meeting. 
-GEOLOGY AND SCENERY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.+ 
 +The resultant rules were very numerous, and, as it was desired to facilitate dealing at the Annual General Meetinga motion was carried by the January General Meeting, requiring any member who wished to cancel or amend any by-law to submit his protest in writing to the Secretary prior to the Annual Meeting. A list of the proposed by-laws was posted to each member during February. 
 + 
 +At the Annual Meeting, however, the decision of the January Meeting was rescinded, and the unfinished business of ratification of By-Laws was adjourned from that Meeting until May 30th. This date was selected as the first free night on the Clubs calendar, and on that evening the Annual General Meeting will be resumed for the specific business of considering the By-Laws. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Geology and Scenery in the Blue Mountains.===== 
 By H.N.S. Schafer. By H.N.S. Schafer.
 +
 My object, in this article, is to illustrate the way in which geological processes have produced the scenic beauty of the Blue Mountains. My object, in this article, is to illustrate the way in which geological processes have produced the scenic beauty of the Blue Mountains.
-Millions of years ago the area now known as the Blue Mountains presented a very different ​appear ance. Instead of being characterised by rugged sandstone cliffs, deep gorges and swiftly flowing streams, it was a vast plain. This plain, termed a peneplane, was formed as the result of erosion and weathering of the pre-existing land mass. All major features had been eroded away and the landsurface ​levelled ​JaalChTL4 A-crass thi plain the streams flowed ​slow1T ​in winding courses. + 
-However, some time during the lclid-Tertiary period (a relatively ​Te-cent ​era geologically,​'-but still some millions of years distant) forces within the earth came into play. The sr..088es ​and strains developed by these forces caused a fold to form in'the eqrthTs ​crust and part of this peneplane began to rise gradual1y-''''​0",​ +Millions of years ago the area now known as the Blue Mountains presented a very different ​appearance. Instead of being characterised by rugged sandstone cliffs, deep gorges and swiftly flowing streams, it was a vast plain. This plain, termed a peneplane, was formed as the result of erosion and weathering of the pre-existing land mass. All major features had been eroded away and the land surface ​levelled ​down. Across this plain the streams flowed ​slowly ​in winding courses. 
-ot'"​ + 
-- +However, some time during the Mid-Tertiary period (a relatively ​recent ​era geologically,​ but still some millions of years distant) forces within the earth came into play. The stresses ​and strains developed by these forces caused a fold to form in the earth'​s ​crust and part of this peneplane began to rise gradually. 
-While the land to the east of a line drawn north and soueli, ​through ​Gl.enbrook ​remained almost unchanged, that to the west was elevated. This fold, known as the Glenbrook Monocline, can be seen on the Great Western Highway between Emu Plains and Glenbrook. Here the road cuts across the face of the monocline, and the rock strata can be seen dipping sharply to the east. The fol,d may be traced north and south for many tilles ​until it eventually degenerates into faults in the vicinity of Itirrn.joAp,​ it the north and Picton in the south. + 
-During the time of the elevation the streams were able to keep pace wth the uplift and cut down their beds. In doing so they cut +While the land to the east of a line drawn north and south through ​Glenbrook ​remained almost unchanged, that to the west was elevated. This fold, known as the Glenbrook Monocline, can be seen on the Great Western Highway between Emu Plains and Glenbrook. Here the road cuts across the face of the monocline, and the rock strata can be seen dipping sharply to the east. The fold may be traced north and south for many miles until it eventually degenerates into faults in the vicinity of Kurrajong in the north and Picton in the south. 
-deep gorges ​:through the Hawkesbury sandstone, but still maintained their previous courses. The Nepean River illustrate ​his in the + 
-13. +During the time of the elevation the streams were able to keep pace with the uplift and cut down their beds. In doing so they cut deep gorges through the Hawkesbury sandstone, but still maintained their previous courses. The Nepean River illustrate ​this - in the vicinity of Camden it is flowing through comparatively flat land, however, near Mulgoa, it turns into the foot of the Blue Mountains, through the Nepean Gorge and eventually ​flows out on to the flat land once more near Penrith. In the vicinity of Glenbrook ​the uplift was only about 600 feet, but further west, near Mount Victoria, it was over 3,000 feet. The elevation itself was spread over millions of years and was in no way a sudden catastrophic upheaval. 
-vicinity of Camden it is flowing through comparatively flat land, however, near Mulgoa, it turns into the foot of the Blue Mountains, through the Nepean Gorge and eventually ​flaws out on to the flat land once more near Penrith. In the vicinity of Glenbrooic ​the uplift was only about 600 feet, but further west, near Mount Victtoria, it was + 
-over 3,000 feet. The elevation itself was spread over millions of years and was in no way a sudden catastrophic upheaval. +In the same way as the Nepean, the Cox, Kowmung, Wollondilly and Grose Rivers continued in their original courses, gradually cutting through the rising rock strata and developing the familiar deep valleys of the Blue Mountains. 
-In the same way as the Nepean, the COY, Kowmung, Wollondilly and Grose Rivers continued in their original courses, gradually cutting through the rising rock strata and developing the familiar deep valleys of the Blue Mountains. + 
-In thi3 way the present day topography and scenery were developed. Sheer sandstone cliffs hundreds of feet high bordering the valleys, water leaping into space over these sane cliffs, give us such thrilling sights as Govett'​s Leap Falls. The scenic beauties of this eroded land mass are legion - the tree-lined Wollondilly of Burragdrang ​Valley, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Kanangra Walls, Blue Gum Forest by the impetuous Grose, and many more. The streams speeding ​an their way through mazes of sandstone ​bolders, by grassy tank and casuarina +In thi3 way the present day topography and scenery were developed. Sheer sandstone cliffs hundreds of feet high bordering the valleys, water leaping into space over these same cliffs, give us such thrilling sights as Govett'​s Leap Falls. The scenic beauties of this eroded land mass are legion - the tree-lined Wollondilly of Burragorang ​Valley, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Kanangra Walls, Blue Gum Forest by the impetuous Grose, and many more. The streams speeding ​on their way through mazes of sandstone ​boulders, by grassy tank and casuarina grove call forth the thought - "​We ​must camp here". 
-grove call forth the thought - Te must camp here +
 And still the processes of erosion and weathering continue year after year. In another few million years - what then? And still the processes of erosion and weathering continue year after year. In another few million years - what then?
-PADDrS _FACTOEY WARMING+ 
-Paddy Pallin has written the Club, inviting walkers to inspect his workshop-factory building and partake of light refreshments on Friday, May 9th, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The factory is in Harris ​Street, Ultimo, about one block north of the Technical College, and its number 623. Those intending to call are requested to notify Paddy so that catering arrangements can be made.+---- 
 + 
 +====Paddy'​s Factory Warming.==== 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin has written the Club, inviting walkers to inspect his workshop-factory building and partake of light refreshments on Friday, May 9th, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The factory is in Harris Street, Ultimo, about one block north of the Technical College, and its number 623. Those intending to call are requested to notify Paddy so that catering arrangements can be made. 
 (Paddy'​s object is to express his gratitude to the walkers who assisted him in establishing his new workshop after destruction of his old George Street premises by fire an Christmas Day, 1950.) (Paddy'​s object is to express his gratitude to the walkers who assisted him in establishing his new workshop after destruction of his old George Street premises by fire an Christmas Day, 1950.)
-0 DENOTES MAY BE CONSIDERED ​TEST WALK.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====# Denotes May Be Considered ​Test Walk.==== 
 Committee has been pleased to accept the official day walk of June 1st as a possible test walk. The leader wishes this to be made known - also that the train will be the 8.55 a.m. from Sydney. Committee has been pleased to accept the official day walk of June 1st as a possible test walk. The leader wishes this to be made known - also that the train will be the 8.55 a.m. from Sydney.
-0 + 
-Prospectiveinembers ​are reminded that an Instructional Weekend ​Camp will be held on May 10/11 at Euroka Clearing. The party will +---- 
-catch the 12.27 p.m. western train to Glenbrook on Saturday. Intending + 
-participants should inform the leader, Mrs. Kath Brown, beforehand. +Prospective members ​are reminded that an Instructional Weekend Camp will be held on May 10/11 at Euroka Clearing. The party will catch the 12.27 p.m. western train to Glenbrook on Saturday. Intending participants should inform the leader, Mrs. Kath Brown, beforehand. 
-14. + 
-B.O. AREAS (CONTINUED ​+---- 
-  ​all.mmomMum mamau.Wma. + 
-Reports have come to hand of several regions Burnt Out (or alternatively Not Burnt Out) during the past summer. Generally speaking, the recent ​pains have restored the position greatly, washing +=====B.O. Areas (Continued)===== 
-the carbon deposits from small scrub, and promoting the growth of + 
-grasses. It is'no longer an ordeal to pass through areas which have been burned and, although it is tragic to see the damage caused, the +Reports have come to hand of several regions Burnt Out (or alternatively Not Burnt Out) during the past summer. Generally speaking, the recent ​rains have restored the position greatly, washing the carbon deposits from small scrub, and promoting the growth of grasses. It is no longer an ordeal to pass through areas which have been burned and, although it is tragic to see the damage caused, the bush is recovering to the stage where the physical side of walking isn't necessarily attended by discomfort. 
-bush is recovering to the stage where the physical side of walking + 
-isn't necessarily attended by discomfort. ​PERRY'BLUE GUM LOCKLEY'S PYLON LEURA0 +====Perry'Blue Gum Lockley's Pylon Leura:​==== 
-Extensive fires in the scrub near Perry'​s Lookdown, but the valley floor relatively unharmed. Fires have been through the undergrowth adjacent to Blue Gum Forest, but trees generally are + 
-only charred, and new grass and bracken have developed. The Lockley'​s Pylon - Leura ridge is untouched. (Report based on information beginning ​ot April.) +Extensive fires in the scrub near Perry'​s Lookdown, but the valley floor relatively unharmed. Fires have been through the undergrowth adjacent to Blue Gum Forest, but trees generally are only charred, and new grass and bracken have developed. The Lockley'​s Pylon - Leura ridge is untouched. (Report based on information beginning ​of April.) 
-WOG WOG MOUNTAINYADBORA CREEK PIGEON HOUSE+ 
-Undergrowth extensively burned out from Wog Wog Mountain all the way down Yadbora Creek (particularly the north bank). Trees very little damaged, though scorched and charred. Good new growth of grass and fern. Clyde/​Yadbora Junction is in very good condition, and undamaged. Western slopes of Pigeon ​Housewburnt +====Wog Wog Mountain ​Yadbora Creek Pigeon House:==== 
-up to level of sandstone ledge (about 1,500 feet) and burnt patches on east of mountain. ​Ithole ​region recovering rapidly. (Report based on observations Easter.) + 
-GLENBROOK ​EUROKA ​GLENBROOK ​STHELENA+Undergrowth extensively burned out from Wog Wog Mountain all the way down Yadbora Creek (particularly the north bank). Trees very little damaged, though scorched and charred. Good new growth of grass and fern. Clyde/​Yadbora Junction is in very good condition, and undamaged. Western slopes of Pigeon ​House burnt up to level of sandstone ledge (about 1,500 feet) and burnt patches on east of mountain. ​Whole region recovering rapidly. (Report based on observations Easter.) 
- smmanqavaar aa.ma w.+ 
 +====Glenbrook ​Euroka ​Glenbrook ​StHelena:==== 
 Both clearings undamaged, and the tracks from Glenbrook practically unscathed. (Report early April.) Both clearings undamaged, and the tracks from Glenbrook practically unscathed. (Report early April.)
-UPPER COX'S RIVER WILD DOG MOUNTAINS+ 
-There have been no fires on the way from Katoomba to Splendour +====Upper Cox's River, Wild Dog Mountains.==== 
-_Rock and the Cox Valley/​Breakfast Creek area has not been harmed. Fires have occurred in the Tin Pot - Black Jerry'​s Ridge 6ection ​of Megalong Valley, but new grasses have appeared. O.K. for walking. (Report - Easter.) + 
-PICTORIALLY SPEAKING+There have been no fires on the way from Katoomba to Splendour ​Rock and the Cox Valley/​Breakfast Creek area has not been harmed. Fires have occurred in the Tin Pot - Black Jerry'​s Ridge section ​of Megalong Valley, but new grasses have appeared. O.K. for walking. (Report - Easter.) 
-The Annual Club Photographic ​Ex4bition ​is set down for + 
-27th June, and we wish to tahe this zAportunity ​of reminding intending exhibitors that only eight weeks renitt n for the production of the masterpieces which we hope to s ee on that evening. The organisers request that prints be handed in as early as practicable that night so that groups may be arranged to the best advantage. Friends of members and all interested folk will be very welcome. +---- 
-15. + 
-FEDERATION NOTES+====Pictorially Speaking.==== 
-By Allen A. Strom. ​MORTON PRIMITIVE AREA WALKING TRIP+ 
-Miss M.B. Byles has written to the Federation asking for some +The Annual Club Photographic ​Exhibition ​is set down for 27th June, and we wish to take this opportunity ​of reminding intending exhibitors that only eight weeks remain ​for the production of the masterpieces which we hope to see on that evening. The organisers request that prints be handed in as early as practicable that night so that groups may be arranged to the best advantage. Friends of members and all interested folk will be very welcome. 
-interested walkers to take two young Forestry Officers on a walking tour of the Morton Primitive Area during the Queen'​s Birthday Weekend. She is anxious to have people who are young and prepared to put the Bushwalkers'​ angle on keeping the Primitive Area intact. Interested folk should contact Mr. Stan Cattier, 287 Forest Road, Kirrawee, or one of the Club's delegates. + 
-SURF CLUB HOUSE BURNING PALMS+---- 
-The Secretary of the Garawarra Park Trust stated that the Park Trust will not permit the erection of a Clubhouse at the Palms, + 
-GORDON VALE (Vale of Rasselas) ​TASMANIA+=====Federation Notes.===== 
-The Tasmanian Walking interests have stated that Mr. Ernie Bond + 
-has now left the Vale and that the buildings and property have been taken under a lease by a Committee formed from the members of the +By Allen A. Strom. 
-Hobart and Launceston Walking Clubs. This committee is preparing a + 
-leaflet setting out the history of the Vale and the numerous attractions thereabouts. Permission to use the Huts (and the necessary fee) can be arranged through Miss Rhona Warren, 395 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart. Route to the Vale is through Maydena via the logging road of the Australian Newsprint Mills whose permission must first be obtained. +====Morton Primitive Area Walking Trip.==== 
-COX'S RIVER+ 
 +Miss M.B. Byles has written to the Federation asking for some interested walkers to take two young Forestry Officers on a walking tour of the Morton Primitive Area during the Queen'​s Birthday Weekend. She is anxious to have people who are young and prepared to put the Bushwalkers'​ angle on keeping the Primitive Area intact. Interested folk should contact Mr. Stan Cattier, 287 Forest Road, Kirrawee, or one of the Club's delegates. 
 + 
 +====Surf Club HouseBurning Palms.==== 
 + 
 +The Secretary of the Garawarra Park Trust stated that the Park Trust will not permit the erection of a Clubhouse at the Palms. 
 + 
 +====Gordon Vale (Vale of Rasselas), Tasmania.==== 
 + 
 +The Tasmanian Walking interests have stated that Mr. Ernie Bond has now left the Vale and that the buildings and property have been taken under a lease by a Committee formed from the members of the Hobart and Launceston Walking Clubs. This committee is preparing a leaflet setting out the history of the Vale and the numerous attractions thereabouts. Permission to use the Huts (and the necessary fee) can be arranged through Miss Rhona Warren, 395 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart. Route to the Vale is through Maydena via the logging road of the Australian Newsprint Mills whose permission must first be obtained. 
 + 
 +====Cox's River.==== 
 The Federation is making enquiries through the Lands Department re leases held by Mr. Kirby along the Cox's River. The Federation is making enquiries through the Lands Department re leases held by Mr. Kirby along the Cox's River.
-MTBANKS ROAD+ 
 +====MtBanks Road.==== 
 A letter from the S.B.W. on this matter has been passed over to the Conservation Bureau. A letter from the S.B.W. on this matter has been passed over to the Conservation Bureau.
-SEARCH AND RESCUE.+ 
 +====Search and Rescue.==== 
 Publicity over the radio for a week or two prior to Easter, sponsored by the Federation, had been very gratifying. Publicity over the radio for a week or two prior to Easter, sponsored by the Federation, had been very gratifying.
-a + 
-RE UNION+====Re-Union.==== 
 Reported to have been very successful with about 180 bushwalkers present. Gil Webb and Paddy Pallin did an excellent job around the Campfire. Reported to have been very successful with about 180 bushwalkers present. Gil Webb and Paddy Pallin did an excellent job around the Campfire.
-BUSHWALKERS' ​BALL; 1952. The Sydney University Union Hall has been booked for-7777, September 12th, for the 1952 Ball. Volunteers are being sought for the Ball Committee. See Paul Barnes. + 
-CALLING THE SNOW-MEN+====Bushwalkers' ​Ball, 1952.==== 
-By the time this anoears ​in print Paddy should have opened up his new seasons ski gear. All skiers are welcome to come in and inspect ​'You'll not be pressed to buy"​. + 
-There are also skis, stocks and bindings carried over from last season - at last season'​s ​Erices. As there have been price rises and a big bump in Sales Tax these prices are considerably ​ below current rates. Those intending to get equipment will be well advised to inspect these goods. +The Sydney University Union Hall has been booked for Friday, September 12th, for the 1952 Ball. Volunteers are being sought for the Ball Committee. See Paul Barnes. 
-SKI TOURERS. Paddy has a very compact spirit ​Stove Tivhich ​comprises wickless stove and two small sauce- + 
-pans. Just the thing for a hot drink in the snow clad wastes. Price 31/6d0 +---- 
-WALKERS AND ROCK CLIMBERS+ 
-All Tricouni nails now sold. This was a small trial shipment to test the market. The response was terrific but Canberra intervened and now no :further imports will be permitted. +=====Calling The Snow-Men.===== 
-But there'​s good news underfoot. Clinkers + 
-should be here any week no*. There are lots of them and let's hope they'​ll last till Mr. Menzies +By the time this appears ​in print Paddy should have opened up his new seasons ski gear. All skiers are welcome to come in and inspect ​"You'll not be pressed to buy". 
-lifts the barriers a little.+ 
 +There are also skis, stocks and bindings carried over from last season - __at last season'​s ​prices__. As there have been price rises and a big bump in Sales Tax these prices are considerably ​ below current rates. Those intending to get equipment will be well advised to inspect these goods. 
 + 
 +====Ski Tourers.==== 
 + 
 +Paddy has a very compact spirit ​stove which comprises wickless stove and two small saucepans. Just the thing for a hot drink in the snow clad wastes. Price 31/6d. 
 + 
 +====Walkers and Rock Climbers.==== 
 + 
 +All Tricouni nails now sold. This was a small trial shipment to test the market. The response was terrific but Canberra intervened and now no further imports will be permitted. 
 + 
 +But there'​s good news underfoot. Clinkers should be here any week now. There are lots of them and let's hope they'​ll last till Mr. Menzies lifts the barriers a little. 
 Cheerio folks. Cheerio folks.
-PAD= PALLIN, 
-(Lower Ground Floor), 
-201 Castlereagh Street, 
-SYDNEY. '​PHONE:​ M2678. 
-16. 
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 +Paddy Pallin.
 +
 +(Lower Ground Floor), 201 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. '​Phone:​ M2678.
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