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 =====Editorial - Bushwalkers in the News.===== =====Editorial - Bushwalkers in the News.=====
  
-The Search and Rescue Section of the Federation has scored a notable success with its swift discovery of the party astray on Cox's River early in May. It was all the more satisfactory because the Section has survived in an atmosphere ​af frustration for some years, with repeated instances of missing parties walking out just as the alarms were ringing.+The Search and Rescue Section of the Federation has scored a notable success with its swift discovery of the party astray on Cox's River early in May. It was all the more satisfactory because the Section has survived in an atmosphere ​of frustration for some years, with repeated instances of missing parties walking out just as the alarms were ringing.
  
 In its way this has been a tribute to the common sense of the organisation,​ which has consistently refused to panic until there was real justification for action, and provides a healthy contrast with the premature alarm when some Victorian walkers were delayed by fierce weather toward the end of April. Time out of number it has been proved that a reasonably experienced walking party will make its way out unaided, even though delayed, unless one of its members has suffered serious injury, or the party committed the ultimate sin of splitting up. In its way this has been a tribute to the common sense of the organisation,​ which has consistently refused to panic until there was real justification for action, and provides a healthy contrast with the premature alarm when some Victorian walkers were delayed by fierce weather toward the end of April. Time out of number it has been proved that a reasonably experienced walking party will make its way out unaided, even though delayed, unless one of its members has suffered serious injury, or the party committed the ultimate sin of splitting up.
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 Correspondence went quietly, but when the Federation notes were read, Neil Schafer was horrified to hear that Federation had turned its back on a cool £100. Couldn'​t we, he suggested, come to an arrangement to pass the prize money on to Federation, first making sure that there would be so many competitors from affiliated Clubs that we couldn'​t miss? There was no motion. Correspondence went quietly, but when the Federation notes were read, Neil Schafer was horrified to hear that Federation had turned its back on a cool £100. Couldn'​t we, he suggested, come to an arrangement to pass the prize money on to Federation, first making sure that there would be so many competitors from affiliated Clubs that we couldn'​t miss? There was no motion.
  
-The Conservation ​aecretary ​read (with annotations) a report of the Club's sub-committee on bush fire control. Having written in the first case to sundry political, agricultural and industrial figures and bodies and received many encouraging replies, the report stated, an interview with an officer of the State Bush Fires Committee had been arranged. The sub-committee had discussed the matter again and now submitted the following recommendations:​+The Conservation ​Secretary ​read (with annotations) a report of the Club's sub-committee on bush fire control. Having written in the first case to sundry political, agricultural and industrial figures and bodies and received many encouraging replies, the report stated, an interview with an officer of the State Bush Fires Committee had been arranged. The sub-committee had discussed the matter again and now submitted the following recommendations:​
  
 (1) That the club write to the Premier, with copies to Mr. Kingsmill and the Bush Fire Committee, making the following suggestions:​ (1) That the club write to the Premier, with copies to Mr. Kingsmill and the Bush Fire Committee, making the following suggestions:​
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 ii. Help to police the Act. ii. Help to police the Act.
  
-iii. Help Councils, Fire Captains, etc. in recruiting and training of volunteers, caring ​fcr equipment, co-ordination of Brigades in the District, ​ co-ordinatian. of spotting and fighting, circulation of information.+iii. Help Councils, Fire Captains, etc. in recruiting and training of volunteers, caring ​for equipment, co-ordination of Brigades in the District, ​ co-ordination. of spotting and fighting, circulation of information.
  
 iv. Keep in touch with new developments. iv. Keep in touch with new developments.
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 (b) That arrangements be made for fire fighting and spotting forces to stand by on "​blow-up"​ days and that they be paid for time spent standing by and fighting, to compensate for loss of wages. The rate of pay might be that paid volunteer firemen under the Board of Fire Commissioners. (b) That arrangements be made for fire fighting and spotting forces to stand by on "​blow-up"​ days and that they be paid for time spent standing by and fighting, to compensate for loss of wages. The rate of pay might be that paid volunteer firemen under the Board of Fire Commissioners.
  
-(c) That full arrangements be made for the Army ard R.A.A.F. to play a __full__ part in fire spotting (at present a very weak link) and fighting and standing by on "​blow-up"​ days as one of their special duties. Both Services to be trained in this duty and equipped for it.+(c) That full arrangements be made for the Army and R.A.A.F. to play a __full__ part in fire spotting (at present a very weak link) and fighting and standing by on "​blow-up"​ days as one of their special duties. Both Services to be trained in this duty and equipped for it.
  
 (d) That the Army and R.A.A.F. be used, not only in the protection of private property, State Forests and Crown Lands, but that they be specially charged to protect Parks and Reserves, as these have practically no manpower, equipment or funds available for fire prevention. (d) That the Army and R.A.A.F. be used, not only in the protection of private property, State Forests and Crown Lands, but that they be specially charged to protect Parks and Reserves, as these have practically no manpower, equipment or funds available for fire prevention.
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 (3) That the Sub-Committee remain in being to follow up matters already decided and to make further recommendations as it sees fit. (3) That the Sub-Committee remain in being to follow up matters already decided and to make further recommendations as it sees fit.
  
-The Report was adopted, and thrown open for discussion. There was only one subject of comment, for Len Scotland wanted the incorporation of a request for rangers to be issued with a really impressive warrant - something with a big crown an it, he suggested. Gil Webb thought the addition of such a tag may detract from the reasoned and reasonable recommendations of the sub-committee. Bill Henley said rangers should have a suitable badge or authority - he'd been a ranger for years without any badge save a notification of appointment. Kevin Ardill said yes, a large authority, plus a nagnifying ​glass so that the shortsighted could read it, and at this stage Allen Strom threw a spanner by pointing out that cards of authority were issued by various departments:​ the complications were evident, so Len Scotland agreed to suggestions to withdraw his motion, and bring it up in general business.+The Report was adopted, and thrown open for discussion. There was only one subject of comment, for Len Scotland wanted the incorporation of a request for rangers to be issued with a really impressive warrant - something with a big crown an it, he suggested. Gil Webb thought the addition of such a tag may detract from the reasoned and reasonable recommendations of the sub-committee. Bill Henley said rangers should have a suitable badge or authority - he'd been a ranger for years without any badge save a notification of appointment. Kevin Ardill said yes, a large authority, plus a magnifying ​glass so that the shortsighted could read it, and at this stage Allen Strom threw a spanner by pointing out that cards of authority were issued by various departments:​ the complications were evident, so Len Scotland agreed to suggestions to withdraw his motion, and bring it up in general business.
  
 The meeting promptly adopted the recommendations of the Report, and very soon we were back to general business and the matter of rangers'​ badges. Some members had sharpened their knives in the meantime, and Dot Butler pointed out that the Rangers'​ League had discussed the issue many times, and reached no decision. It was suggested that the motion was out of order, since we couldn'​t compel rangers to do anything, and apart from that, there would be a host of people to furnish with authorities - including Police, School Teachers, a great array of voluntary Rangers. The meeting promptly adopted the recommendations of the Report, and very soon we were back to general business and the matter of rangers'​ badges. Some members had sharpened their knives in the meantime, and Dot Butler pointed out that the Rangers'​ League had discussed the issue many times, and reached no decision. It was suggested that the motion was out of order, since we couldn'​t compel rangers to do anything, and apart from that, there would be a host of people to furnish with authorities - including Police, School Teachers, a great array of voluntary Rangers.
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 By Kevin Ardill. By Kevin Ardill.
  
-I made two mistakes - I laughed too loudly, and I resurrected some colour slides for the last Club Slide Night. The loud laughter was indirectly the innocent cause of my showing the slides, and the said slides provoked some questions, so I tholight ​the best thing to do was to tell the story. Its quite ancient, so am I, the hour is late, the fire is warm and so is my little cot, so, roaming countrymen, lend me your ears.+I made two mistakes - I laughed too loudly, and I resurrected some colour slides for the last Club Slide Night. The loud laughter was indirectly the innocent cause of my showing the slides, and the said slides provoked some questions, so I thought ​the best thing to do was to tell the story. Its quite ancient, so am I, the hour is late, the fire is warm and so is my little cot, so, roaming countrymen, lend me your ears.
  
-Secretary Jim Brown started it all. Co-respondence ​at the monthly meeting included a note from Paddy Pallin advising that the Blue Mountains City Council was sponsoring a re-enactment of the Blue Mountains crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. The Federation of Bushwalkers was supplying the personnel and Paddy was seeking applications from anyone interested. Did we laugh - and who laughed loudest? Not me - not much! Bushies walking along a tar road for thirteen days! Pardon me, Mr. Pallin - such humour.+Secretary Jim Brown started it all. Correspondence ​at the monthly meeting included a note from Paddy Pallin advising that the Blue Mountains City Council was sponsoring a re-enactment of the Blue Mountains crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. The Federation of Bushwalkers was supplying the personnel and Paddy was seeking applications from anyone interested. Did we laugh - and who laughed loudest? Not me - not much! Bushies walking along a tar road for thirteen days! Pardon me, Mr. Pallin - such humour.
  
 Early next morn I'm assisting my brother with some repairs to his house and having nothing to do except suck my thumb every time my brother mishits with the hammer, I think of Paddy'​s proposal. By the time the job is finished I am sick of sucking my thumb and I have also missed the train to the week-end walk at St. Helena. Why did I ring Paddy? Frankly, I don't know. By some freak he himself answered the 'phone so what could I do but ask him about the re-enactment joke? "​I'​d be in it myself but for business, etc. - the trip of a lifetime, don't miss it, something to tell your grandchildren about..."​ Whoa! there, Paddy! This is Mrs. Ardill'​s little boy, Kevin, free, semi-white, and a little over twenty-one! A bachelor, fond of children I admit, but honest, Paddy, I haven'​t any grandchildren. Paddy apologies for his lack of knowledge, but will not budge an inch in any other direction, so after bashing my head once more on the roof of the 'phone box, I submit my name. Looney, of course. Early next morn I'm assisting my brother with some repairs to his house and having nothing to do except suck my thumb every time my brother mishits with the hammer, I think of Paddy'​s proposal. By the time the job is finished I am sick of sucking my thumb and I have also missed the train to the week-end walk at St. Helena. Why did I ring Paddy? Frankly, I don't know. By some freak he himself answered the 'phone so what could I do but ask him about the re-enactment joke? "​I'​d be in it myself but for business, etc. - the trip of a lifetime, don't miss it, something to tell your grandchildren about..."​ Whoa! there, Paddy! This is Mrs. Ardill'​s little boy, Kevin, free, semi-white, and a little over twenty-one! A bachelor, fond of children I admit, but honest, Paddy, I haven'​t any grandchildren. Paddy apologies for his lack of knowledge, but will not budge an inch in any other direction, so after bashing my head once more on the roof of the 'phone box, I submit my name. Looney, of course.
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 The next couple of weeks the going was easier. I had even got to the stage of staring back at people, picking mostly old women and children for retaliation. A prize for the brightest remark to the friend who inquired quite seriously if I "went out at night with it on". The next couple of weeks the going was easier. I had even got to the stage of staring back at people, picking mostly old women and children for retaliation. A prize for the brightest remark to the friend who inquired quite seriously if I "went out at night with it on".
  
-We had some difficulty in getting our clothes, but as the starting day neared we completed our wardrobes. The party comprised seven members, Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth and four servant companions, plus four pack horses with saddle bags and equipment. Our civvy clothes were to be carried from point to point by car and our walking clothes were old tight trousers, odd check shirts, spotted '​kerchiefs round the neck, large felt hats and big boots. I had an old gun, Bill Gray as Lawson had a blunderbuss and Eric Dehn as Wentworth had a horse pistol at belt. The servants were without weapons, but with a horse apiece - I suppose they were expected to desert their masters in an emergency. For our night exploration,​ the explorers had glamour clothes, tight pants, velvet ​wdistcoats, cutaway coats buckle shoes and white cravat with black bow. Wouldn'​t it? The servants, Joe Gore, Charlie Homan, Ray Cooper and John Polglase had convict suits of yellow and black halves and were separated from their horses as a special favour.+We had some difficulty in getting our clothes, but as the starting day neared we completed our wardrobes. The party comprised seven members, Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth and four servant companions, plus four pack horses with saddle bags and equipment. Our civvy clothes were to be carried from point to point by car and our walking clothes were old tight trousers, odd check shirts, spotted '​kerchiefs round the neck, large felt hats and big boots. I had an old gun, Bill Gray as Lawson had a blunderbuss and Eric Dehn as Wentworth had a horse pistol at belt. The servants were without weapons, but with a horse apiece - I suppose they were expected to desert their masters in an emergency. For our night exploration,​ the explorers had glamour clothes, tight pants, velvet ​waistcoats, cutaway coats buckle shoes and white cravat with black bow. Wouldn'​t it? The servants, Joe Gore, Charlie Homan, Ray Cooper and John Polglase had convict suits of yellow and black halves and were separated from their horses as a special favour.
  
 The trip was to start from Emu Plains, so we travelled thence on the Tuesday evening, where we were met and motored to Huntingdon Hall for the night. Some of the guests were enjoying a dance. We joined in and, after treading on all available toes, retired for the night. A certain amount of hilarity in a pre-breakfast session on John Polglase'​s beard. Too young to cultivate a growth, John had purchased a lump of hair about three inches square. Van Dyke beards not being a la mode, the boys pulled the square into various narrow bits, covered his face with spirit gum, and then bearded him from ear to ear via the chin. Bits of that beard fluttered to the roadway with such regularity that by the time we reached Springwood we were sick of picking up the tufts, so John showed a clean face for the rest of the trip. The trip was to start from Emu Plains, so we travelled thence on the Tuesday evening, where we were met and motored to Huntingdon Hall for the night. Some of the guests were enjoying a dance. We joined in and, after treading on all available toes, retired for the night. A certain amount of hilarity in a pre-breakfast session on John Polglase'​s beard. Too young to cultivate a growth, John had purchased a lump of hair about three inches square. Van Dyke beards not being a la mode, the boys pulled the square into various narrow bits, covered his face with spirit gum, and then bearded him from ear to ear via the chin. Bits of that beard fluttered to the roadway with such regularity that by the time we reached Springwood we were sick of picking up the tufts, so John showed a clean face for the rest of the trip.
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 Five of the boys were at a hotel and Charlie and I were roughing it at the doctor'​s residence. An immense car with Stan Gatehouse at the wheel took us on a tour of the district. Mr. and Mrs. Reid entertained us for dinner, which was barbecue style, chops and sausages cooked outdoors on a fire ten feet long and eaten on the floodlit lawns. We returned with Dr. Roberts to his home and donned the glad rags for the dance. More speeches, supper (I hate food). I repeat - I hate food - I repeat. And then to bed - and that's what I'm doing right now. If the Editor reckons you can take it, you'll get the rest of the trip next month - even if it kills both of us. Five of the boys were at a hotel and Charlie and I were roughing it at the doctor'​s residence. An immense car with Stan Gatehouse at the wheel took us on a tour of the district. Mr. and Mrs. Reid entertained us for dinner, which was barbecue style, chops and sausages cooked outdoors on a fire ten feet long and eaten on the floodlit lawns. We returned with Dr. Roberts to his home and donned the glad rags for the dance. More speeches, supper (I hate food). I repeat - I hate food - I repeat. And then to bed - and that's what I'm doing right now. If the Editor reckons you can take it, you'll get the rest of the trip next month - even if it kills both of us.
  
-(Will the exploreres ​be able to stand the punishment - or will their gastric juices let them down? don't miss the next thrilling instalment which relates how they discovered the floodlit falls at Katoomba, the wireless mast of 2KA, and the other unknown features of the hinterland.)+(Will the explorers ​be able to stand the punishment - or will their gastric juices let them down? don't miss the next thrilling instalment which relates how they discovered the floodlit falls at Katoomba, the wireless mast of 2KA, and the other unknown features of the hinterland.)
  
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 Two noble fires burned near Couridjah station that night. The sky was growing brighter, and the fresh, strong wind was veering about, carrying showers of sparks. After chatter around the fires, most of the party elected to trust their tents again but since it seemed likely we should really have to walk in the morning, Kath and I determined to make the most of the station, and we slept on the floor. Nice resilient floor boards at Couridjah. Two noble fires burned near Couridjah station that night. The sky was growing brighter, and the fresh, strong wind was veering about, carrying showers of sparks. After chatter around the fires, most of the party elected to trust their tents again but since it seemed likely we should really have to walk in the morning, Kath and I determined to make the most of the station, and we slept on the floor. Nice resilient floor boards at Couridjah.
  
-About midright ​the rain resumed - gentle misty stuff, growing more concentrated until at dawn it was blowing a ragged gale with scourging showers. We vaguely wondered how the tent crews were faring and just as I was inspecting the grim scene from the partial shelter of the station awning, George clumped on to the platform. A hint of conjunctivitis,​ coupled with the repeated dose of storm, had sapped his resolve, and he was giving it away and joining the 6.20 rail motor. Two local residents arrived and discussed the position with us, as we lay in our sleeping bags. The motor came and went, and I said "And then there were six".+About midnight ​the rain resumed - gentle misty stuff, growing more concentrated until at dawn it was blowing a ragged gale with scourging showers. We vaguely wondered how the tent crews were faring and just as I was inspecting the grim scene from the partial shelter of the station awning, George clumped on to the platform. A hint of conjunctivitis,​ coupled with the repeated dose of storm, had sapped his resolve, and he was giving it away and joining the 6.20 rail motor. Two local residents arrived and discussed the position with us, as we lay in our sleeping bags. The motor came and went, and I said "And then there were six".
  
 I worked out the next stage of the trip and went on tour of inspection at 7 a.m. The tentees were much better off than on the previous morning, but they didn't argue when I referred to bush-bashing on Little River and more flood conditions. It was agreed we should extend the trip to embrace Tahmoor station two miles away on the main line. I worked out the next stage of the trip and went on tour of inspection at 7 a.m. The tentees were much better off than on the previous morning, but they didn't argue when I referred to bush-bashing on Little River and more flood conditions. It was agreed we should extend the trip to embrace Tahmoor station two miles away on the main line.
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 +=====The Shape Of Things To Come.=====
  
-THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME. 
 As a result of decisions taken at the June Committee Meeting, members will find that the new Walks Programme (July to October) will be the last of the present series. As a result of decisions taken at the June Committee Meeting, members will find that the new Walks Programme (July to October) will be the last of the present series.
-When we adopted the practice of having our programme reproduced by the Professional Copying Service, in 1949, it cost a little over R.5 for 500 copies. Since then the price spiral has driven the figure up to 10 (approximately) for 400 copies. That works out at 30 per year for walks programmes, and that is about one-sixth of the total income from subscriptions. 
-It is intended to revert to the drill of producing the Walks Programmes on the Club duplicator, but in very different style from the duplicator programmes of 1943-49. It is proposed to produce the new style programme by the photographic-stencil process, in the same way as maps published in the magazine. It is also proposed to use a thin card, similar to that used in present walks programmes - NOT paper. Estimated cost will be about 6 per issue or 18 for each year's programmes. 
-A further advantage will be the additional time available for preparation. Because it take  five weeks to obtain the finished work from the printers, the Walks '​ecretary must now have his draft progra== ready for Committee review two months before it begins to operate. It is considered that two or three weeks will be sufficient to produce the programme under the new arrangement. 
  
-One other important decision touching on the balks Programme has been reached. Attention has been drawn to the fact that, under the present routine, names of officers elected at the March meeting do not app ear on a programme until mid-June. With the accelerated production plan it should be possible (provided the retiring ​vialks ​Secretary has prepared most of the next programme) to have a new issue ready by mid- April to cover the period May to August. So the new issues will be +When we adopted the practice of having our programme reproduced by the Professional Copying Service, in 1949, it cost a little over £5 for 500 copies. Since then the price spiral has driven the figure up to £10 (approximately) for 400 copies. That works out at £30 per year for walks programmes, and that is about one-sixth of the total income from subscriptions. 
-"January to April+ 
 +It is intended to revert to the drill of producing the Walks Programmes on the Club duplicator, but in very different style from the duplicator programmes of 1943-49. It is proposed to produce the new style programme by the photographic-stencil process, in the same way as maps published in the magazine. It is also proposed to use a thin card, similar to that used in present walks programmes - NOT paper. Estimated cost will be about £6 per issue or £18 for each year's programmes. 
 + 
 +A further advantage will be the additional time available for preparation. Because it take  five weeks to obtain the finished work from the printers, the Walks Secretary must now have his draft programme ready for Committee review two months before it begins to operate. It is considered that two or three weeks will be sufficient to produce the programme under the new arrangement. 
 + 
 +One other important decision touching on the Walks Programme has been reached. Attention has been drawn to the fact that, under the present routine, names of officers elected at the March meeting do not appear ​on a programme until mid-June. With the accelerated production plan it should be possible (provided the retiring ​Walks Secretary has prepared most of the next programme) to have a new issue ready by mid-April to cover the period May to August. So the new issues will be
 + 
 +January to April 
 May to August May to August
 +
 September to December. September to December.
-To get the new schedule under way the next programme will consist of 2 months only (November-December) after Which we will revert to normal 4-month programmes. 
-ww1 
-Guzzle, guzzle, toil and trouble Fire burn and billy bubble. In with water, sugar, butter, 
-This brew will make you cough and splutter. 
-Squeeze of lemon, then we've got The basic toddy, piping hot. 
-But what is this as I lick my thumb Some sccundrel'​s drunk the   rum! 
-On Queen'​s Birthday Veekend, down in Colong Swaup, The President, the immediate Past President, and the Magazine Manager were seen raking a hot rum toddy to provide a night cap for the party. Now, such is 
-man's ingratitude to his fellow, they were basely accused of drinking the rum and feeding out the virgin liquid to the remaining members. That do you think of that? Sh!hl not so loud, ar they'​ll hear you. 
-..... 
-As the motorised section app roached TyanrPic in Capertee Valley, the unitiated commented, mentally or audibly, 'Just a piker hill!" After spending most of 6unday climbing the hill, having viewed the cyclorama from the summit, after looking down a thousand feet to all the other cliffs and crests near at hand, t4ey drove away on Monday with affectionate backward glances, saying Quite a hill, oh?" 
-..... 
-AXEMAN - SPARE THE SLEEPERS: When the sound of wood being broken 
-Maid ....1 1NAMM...M!OMWM.IMMNIMMIO IMMWM 
-penetrated the drowsy minds of one party on Queen'​s Birthday weekend Gladys Martin mentally accused Kevin Ardill, who thought it was Len Fall: the while Jim Brown was silently cursing Fred Leake. No one emerged into the frosty dawn to see Ernie French at work. 
  
-On a recent day walk the leader, who, through family ties has not been able to participate in the re cent Club doings, enquired of Molly Gallard."Are you a prospective member?"​ "Oh, no" said that surprised young lady, NI'm the Social Secretary"​. +To get the new schedule under way the next programme will consist of 2 months only (November-December) after which we will revert to normal 4-month programmes. 
-Apropos. of the above, we note that we now have an Assistant SECIAL Secretary (vide new Walks Programme).- + 
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-FEDERATION NOTES TUNE.+ 
 +Guzzle, guzzle, toil and trouble\\ 
 +Fire burn and billy bubble\\ 
 +In with water, sugar, butter,\\ 
 +This brew will make you cough and splutter.\\ 
 +Squeeze of lemon, then we've got\\ 
 +The basic toddy, piping hot.\\ 
 +But what is this as I lick my thumb\\ 
 +Some scoundrel'​s drunk the ---  rum! 
 + 
 +On Queen'​s Birthday Weekend, down in Colong Swamp, The President, the immediate Past President, and the Magazine Manager were seen making a hot rum toddy to provide a night cap for the party. Now, such is man's ingratitude to his fellow, they were basely accused of drinking the rum and feeding out the virgin liquid to the remaining members. That do you think of that? Sh!h! not so loud, or they'​ll hear you. 
 + 
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 + 
 +As the motorised section approached Tyan Pic in Capertee Valley, the unitiated commented, mentally or audibly, "Just a piker hill!" After spending most of Sunday climbing the hill, having viewed the cyclorama from the summit, after looking down a thousand feet to all the other cliffs and crests near at hand, they drove away on Monday with affectionate backward glances, saying "Quite a hill, eh?" 
 + 
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 + 
 +===Axeman - Spare the Sleepers:​=== 
 + 
 +When the sound of wood being broken penetrated the drowsy minds of one party on Queen'​s Birthday weekend Gladys Martin mentally accused Kevin Ardill, who thought it was Len Fall: the while Jim Brown was silently cursing Fred Leake. No one emerged into the frosty dawn to see Ernie French at work. 
 + 
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 + 
 +On a recent day walk the leader, who, through family ties has not been able to participate in the recent ​Club doings, enquired of Molly Gallard "Are you a prospective member?"​ "Oh, no" said that surprised young lady, "I'm the Social Secretary"​. 
 + 
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 + 
 +Apropos. of the above, we note that we now have an Assistant SECIAL Secretary (vide new Walks Programme). 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Federation Notes June.===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
- MAP MAKING SECTION: The matter of establishing a map-making section ​FithTn ​the Federation was discussed at some length. This section would be particularly interested in hneeareas. It was decided to + 
-seek volunteers in the affiliated Clubs - in particular, a Convener for the Section. +===Map Making Section:=== 
-INFORMATION ​ SECTION: Report forms on trips have been prepared and TETT-17717culafTato ​Clubs. An exhibition of information will be made at Pallints ​as soon as collected. The co-operation of Clubs is sought. + 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE SECTION: A pamphlet giving "dcfs" and "don?ts" for overdue ​parE77-77been ​prepared and quotps ​are being sought from various printers. Jim Hooper has been elected Chairman of the Search and Rescue Section. A cheque for 25.15. 6 has been received from Mr. John Newton and the parents of the boys on the overdue party, to offer some reimbursement to the searchers. A letter of thanks and apologies for trouble caused, also received. The Search and Rescue Section has recommended that individual walkers should not attempt to join Rescue Parties in the field without getting the o.k. from Paddy Pallin. +The matter of establishing a map-making section ​within ​the Federation was discussed at some length. This section would be particularly interested in "​new"​ areas. It was decided to seek volunteers in the affiliated Clubs - in particular, a Convener for the Section. 
-NATIONAL FITNESS COUNCIL SPORTS? FORUM: The Federation was represented ​WFaul_7771777PTEFTFTiMitions ​presented to the Minister for Education covered + 
-(a) Sales Tax reductions on SportsGear. +===Information Section:=== 
-(b) Special Transportation Rates for organised groups + 
-(c) Acquisition of the Exhibition Building for a common meeting place for Sporting Bodies. +Report forms on trips have been prepared and will be circulated to Clubs. An exhibition of information will be made at Pallin'​s ​as soon as collected. The co-operation of Clubs is sought. 
-(d) Acquisition of areas for recreation by State and Local Government, + 
-(e) A co-ordinating body representing Sporting Bodies to act in the interest of member organisations.+===Search and Rescue Section:=== 
 + 
 +A pamphlet giving "do's" and "don'ts" for overdue ​parties has been prepared and quotes ​are being sought from various printers. Jim Hooper has been elected Chairman of the Search and Rescue Section. A cheque for £25.15. 6 has been received from Mr. John Newton and the parents of the boys on the overdue party, to offer some reimbursement to the searchers. A letter of thanks and apologies for trouble caused, also received. The Search and Rescue Section has recommended that individual walkers should not attempt to join Rescue Parties in the field without getting the o.k. from Paddy Pallin. 
 + 
 +===National Fitness Council Sports'​ Forum:=== 
 + 
 +The Federation was represented ​by Paul Barnes. Final resolutions ​presented to the Minister for Education covered: 
 + 
 +  - Sales Tax reductions on Sports' ​Gear. 
 +  ​- ​Special Transportation Rates for organised groups. 
 +  ​- ​Acquisition of the Exhibition Building for a common meeting place for Sporting Bodies. 
 +  ​- ​Acquisition of areas for recreation by State and Local Government. 
 +  ​- ​A co-ordinating body representing Sporting Bodies to act in the interest of member organisations. 
 +  ​
 The presence of a representative from the Federation enabled walking to be included in the meanings of these resolutions. The presence of a representative from the Federation enabled walking to be included in the meanings of these resolutions.
-COX'S RIVER CAMPING: From information collected at the Lands Department It would apnear that Mr. Kirby has control of all land along the Cox between Megalong and Tinpot Creeks, and he may therefore prevent camping- 
-ANNUAL MEETING OF KEDERATION: The third Tuesday in July - the following offices are known to be vacant: Honorary Secretary, Minutes Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. 
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-"​THROUGH AN OILY RAG". 
-Said the New Zealander lately arrived in this State when the party camped on the edge of Barren Ground and drew water from a series of rock holes: "See - just like Colin Putt said - theyYll drink anything over here". He should have seen (or smelt) the water carried 800-odd feet up Tyan Pic on the June holiday weekend. Faintly irridescent,​ stiff with leaf mould, it was once proposed that the water-carriers should keep to leeward. But then, we drink anything ... 
-22. 
-NE7S FROM PADDY. 
-The snow season is here. The bleak wind which blues noses in Sydney brings joy to the brotherhood of the snows. Faddy managed to beat the gun of import restrictions and so can supply all needs in skis, stockes, bindings, waxes, mitts, socks. 
-Incidentally those walkers who want a really rugged hardwearing warmthgiving non-shrinking sock could do a lot worse than getting hold of a couple of pairs of Norwegian greasy wool socks. Lovely shades of red, chrome, yellow, white and grey. Take your pick. They all lock the sane 
-. colour in the dark, 
-For walkers and skiers. 
-torch that will never let you down. No batteries to go flat. It is a self generating torch. In fact a miniature Bunnerong - but much more reliable. Weight 6 ozs. Price 2. 7. 3d. 
-Down Quilts. A new line in quilts is the Paddymade Utility Quilt. Lccut 6'2h long by 5'​0"​ wide covered with green japara and filled with good quality featherdown. Price 8.19. 0. Handy in the home. Just the thing for travelling. 
-Tents all sizes in stock or at short notice. Rucksacks. Good stock of all varieties. 
-Sleeping Bags. A few in stock - others to order. 
-Paddy Pallin, 
-Camp Gear for 1::a1kers, 
-201 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY. IPHONEM2678. 
-P.S. Don't forget 
-"​Bushlands in Kodachrome"​. 
-every Thursday evening at Paddy'​s. 30 minutes. 5.45 to 6.15 p.m. All welcome - No charge. 
  
 +===Cox'​s River Camping:===
 +
 +From information collected at the Lands Department It would appear that Mr. Kirby has control of all land along the Cox between Megalong and Tinpot Creeks, and he may therefore prevent camping.
 +
 +===Annual Meeting of Federation:​===
 +
 +The third Tuesday in July - the following offices are known to be vacant: Honorary Secretary, Minutes Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===="​Through An Oily Rag"​.====
 +
 +Said the New Zealander lately arrived in this State when the party camped on the edge of Barren Ground and drew water from a series of rock holes: "See - just like Colin Putt said - they'​ll drink anything over here". He should have seen (or smelt) the water carried 800-odd feet up Tyan Pic on the June holiday weekend. Faintly irridescent,​ stiff with leaf mould, it was once proposed that the water-carriers should keep to leeward. But then, we drink anything...
 +
 +----
 +
 +=====News From Paddy.=====
 +
 +The snow season is here. The bleak wind which blues noses in Sydney brings joy to the brotherhood of the snows. Paddy managed to beat the gun of import restrictions and so can supply all needs in skis, stockes, bindings, waxes, mitts, socks.
 +
 +Incidentally those walkers who want a really rugged hardwearing warmthgiving non-shrinking sock could do a lot worse than getting hold of a couple of pairs of Norwegian greasy wool socks. Lovely shades of red, chrome, yellow, white and grey. Take your pick. They all look the same colour in the dark.
 +
 +===For walkers and skiers.===
 +
 +A __torch that will never let you down__. No batteries to go flat. It is a self generating torch. In fact a miniature Bunnerong - but __much__ more reliable. Weight 6 ozs. Price £2. 7. 3d.
 +
 +__Down Quilts__. A new line in quilts is the Paddymade Utility Quilt. About 6'​2"​ long by 5'​0"​ wide covered with green japara and filled with good quality featherdown. Price £8.19. 0. Handy in the home. Just the thing for travelling.
 +
 +__Tents__ all sizes in stock or at short notice.
 +
 +__Rucksacks__. Good stock of all varieties.
 +
 +__Sleeping Bags__. A few in stock - others to order.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin, Camp Gear for Walkers.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 'PHone M2678.
 +
 +P.S. Don't forget: "​Bushlands in Kodachrome"​ every Thursday evening at Paddy'​s. 30 minutes. 5.45 to 6.15 p.m. All welcome - No charge.
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