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 |Murray Valley Trip - Aug. 24th to Sept. 4th| |11| |Murray Valley Trip - Aug. 24th to Sept. 4th| |11|
 |Mark Morton Primitive Area|by Marie B. Byles|12| |Mark Morton Primitive Area|by Marie B. Byles|12|
-|The Photographig ​Exhibition| |13|+|The Photographic ​Exhibition| |13|
 |In the Steps of the Explorers (Part 2)|by Kevin Ardill|14| |In the Steps of the Explorers (Part 2)|by Kevin Ardill|14|
 |"​Hikers Lost In Bush"​|by "​X"​|18| |"​Hikers Lost In Bush"​|by "​X"​|18|
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 It has been suggested that the July editorial, when it referred to a "​premature alarm",​ implied some criticism of Victorian Search and Rescue. This was certainly not intended. S & R is not inclined to generate alarm - very much the reverse - and once the Melbourne organisation had been summoned they could do nothing else but respond to the call, which they did promptly and in large numbers. It has been suggested that the July editorial, when it referred to a "​premature alarm",​ implied some criticism of Victorian Search and Rescue. This was certainly not intended. S & R is not inclined to generate alarm - very much the reverse - and once the Melbourne organisation had been summoned they could do nothing else but respond to the call, which they did promptly and in large numbers.
  
-We still hold that the search was premature, however. The missing party had been due to return on a Sunday, and on Monday parents notified the police. S & R was called on that night, the first parties setting out on Tuesday morning. By Wednesday night, the searchers and ancilliary ​"​troops"​ numbered more than 150. On Thursday the lost party was discovered, still walking, and within two miles of a road.+We still hold that the search was premature, however. The missing party had been due to return on a Sunday, and on Monday parents notified the police. S & R was called on that night, the first parties setting out on Tuesday morning. By Wednesday night, the searchers and ancillary ​"​troops"​ numbered more than 150. On Thursday the lost party was discovered, still walking, and within two miles of a road.
  
 Apparently the Victorian S & R made an excellent showing, and are now in high favour with the authorities. Their action was beyond reproach, but when we consider that the missing party consisted of six mature people, with adequate gear, it does appear that the alarm was given 48 hours too soon. Apparently the Victorian S & R made an excellent showing, and are now in high favour with the authorities. Their action was beyond reproach, but when we consider that the missing party consisted of six mature people, with adequate gear, it does appear that the alarm was given 48 hours too soon.
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 =====At The July General Meeting.===== =====At The July General Meeting.=====
  
-Fifty of us were well met for the July meeting, and President Malcolm McGregor had scarcely called the meeting to order, and introduced the two new members, Elsie Bruggy and Alan Wilson, when a resurgence of the late unlamented Noises Off Club threatened the calm of the evening. At first it might have been taken for an over-enthusiastic welcome to our newest ​menbers, but it was soon clear that a gallows was being erected on the floor above. We couldn'​t even take action in accordance with the By-Laws.+Fifty of us were well met for the July meeting, and President Malcolm McGregor had scarcely called the meeting to order, and introduced the two new members, Elsie Bruggy and Alan Wilson, when a resurgence of the late unlamented Noises Off Club threatened the calm of the evening. At first it might have been taken for an over-enthusiastic welcome to our newest ​members, but it was soon clear that a gallows was being erected on the floor above. We couldn'​t even take action in accordance with the By-Laws.
  
 Secretary Gladys Martin battled through minutes and correspondence,​ it being moved "That we receive the correspondence we didn't hear". Being close to the front we managed to hear that the Northumberland County Council __had__ wanted the oil refinery, in fact, had a first class spot for it at Salamander Bay (too late): also from the Scouting Movement, in reply to Jack Gentle'​s representations,​ that although scouts may not be saints, we should not blame them for all the destruction of saplings. In fact, there was fairly conclusive evidence that the cutting of timber at Bungaroo had been the work of other campers. However, the conservation case would be published again in the current scouting bulletin. Secretary Gladys Martin battled through minutes and correspondence,​ it being moved "That we receive the correspondence we didn't hear". Being close to the front we managed to hear that the Northumberland County Council __had__ wanted the oil refinery, in fact, had a first class spot for it at Salamander Bay (too late): also from the Scouting Movement, in reply to Jack Gentle'​s representations,​ that although scouts may not be saints, we should not blame them for all the destruction of saplings. In fact, there was fairly conclusive evidence that the cutting of timber at Bungaroo had been the work of other campers. However, the conservation case would be published again in the current scouting bulletin.
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 Taking advantage of the surreptitiously re-opened meeting, Gil Webb referred to Wal Roots' offer at an earlier meeting of throwing open his grounds for a bush party, and suggested it may be possible to hold a barbecue as the Christmas Party. Jack Wren carried it further by moving that we do just that. Tom Moppett asked if the blackberries had been cleared, and David Roots said yes. The carpenter above put out his cigarette and resumed building the coffin, and Kath Brown had to shout her suggestion that we refer the whole thing to the Social Secretary first. Wouldn'​t it be better to have a bush party somewhere you could camp? The President said you could camp at Wahroonga and David Roots agreed - there were six acres of the home block, and miles of bush beyond. Taking advantage of the surreptitiously re-opened meeting, Gil Webb referred to Wal Roots' offer at an earlier meeting of throwing open his grounds for a bush party, and suggested it may be possible to hold a barbecue as the Christmas Party. Jack Wren carried it further by moving that we do just that. Tom Moppett asked if the blackberries had been cleared, and David Roots said yes. The carpenter above put out his cigarette and resumed building the coffin, and Kath Brown had to shout her suggestion that we refer the whole thing to the Social Secretary first. Wouldn'​t it be better to have a bush party somewhere you could camp? The President said you could camp at Wahroonga and David Roots agreed - there were six acres of the home block, and miles of bush beyond.
  
-Frank Young now moved an adjournment of the motion so that the Social Secretary could be brought into the picture. Jack Wren thought the existing Social team had full hands with the 25th Birthday celebrations,​ and a special committee should be set up. Gil Ihebb supported the postponement of discussion, and Kath Brown mentioned an idea to have a fancy dress party for the Christmas show in the Club Room - why not a bush party as well? The amendment and amended motion were carried.+Frank Young now moved an adjournment of the motion so that the Social Secretary could be brought into the picture. Jack Wren thought the existing Social team had full hands with the 25th Birthday celebrations,​ and a special committee should be set up. Gil Webb supported the postponement of discussion, and Kath Brown mentioned an idea to have a fancy dress party for the Christmas show in the Club Room - why not a bush party as well? The amendment and amended motion were carried.
  
 Whereupon for the second and last time, the meeting closed at 8.35, the Noises Off Club drove the last nail, and there was peace for the rest of the evening. Whereupon for the second and last time, the meeting closed at 8.35, the Noises Off Club drove the last nail, and there was peace for the rest of the evening.
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 =====Search On The Cox.===== =====Search On The Cox.=====
  
-by Tom Vvardhaugh ​(Secretary, Search and Rescue Section).+by Tom Wardhaugh ​(Secretary, Search and Rescue Section).
  
 The party, consisting of John Newton and five youngsters, was reported overdue on an 8-day trip starting from Katoomba and proceeding via Nelly'​s Glen, Megalong, Cox's River to Kedumba, thence King's Tableland to Wentworth Falls. A parent rang Paddy Pallin on Monday, and Paddy advised them to do nothing until Tuesday, as the party was then only one day overdue. The party, consisting of John Newton and five youngsters, was reported overdue on an 8-day trip starting from Katoomba and proceeding via Nelly'​s Glen, Megalong, Cox's River to Kedumba, thence King's Tableland to Wentworth Falls. A parent rang Paddy Pallin on Monday, and Paddy advised them to do nothing until Tuesday, as the party was then only one day overdue.
  
-On Tuesday Paddy was again contacted by parents, and he then '​phoned the S & R Secretary. An alert was given to Club contact men, who were asked to report in the afternoon with the number of men available. By 3 o'​clock we had nine men, and a meeting of contact men was called for five that night. The Police were informed and Inspector Newton of Parramatta rang to say that another of the boys parents had been in touch with them. It was arranged to send the search party up by Police car that night, and all men were to meet at Strathfield at 8 p.m. Contact men were again notifed ​and they passed this information on to all members. Each man was asked to carry walking kit for four days, together with food of high sugar content variety. Rope was arranged for one party in case Cox's River was in flood.+On Tuesday Paddy was again contacted by parents, and he then '​phoned the S & R Secretary. An alert was given to Club contact men, who were asked to report in the afternoon with the number of men available. By 3 o'​clock we had nine men, and a meeting of contact men was called for five that night. The Police were informed and Inspector Newton of Parramatta rang to say that another of the boys parents had been in touch with them. It was arranged to send the search party up by Police car that night, and all men were to meet at Strathfield at 8 p.m. Contact men were again notified ​and they passed this information on to all members. Each man was asked to carry walking kit for four days, together with food of high sugar content variety. Rope was arranged for one party in case Cox's River was in flood.
  
 The meeting at 5 p.m. formulated a plan to cover the complete route of the overdue party. This was as follows:- The meeting at 5 p.m. formulated a plan to cover the complete route of the overdue party. This was as follows:-
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 All parties were to report to Medlow Gap an Thursday night. Should a group locate the missing party, their actions were left open to meet the circumstances and, if the three parties did not join up, the parties at Medlow Gap were to remain until Friday and return to Katoomba that afternoon. Before leaving it was agreed that Paddy would not send any further parties out until he had been contacted by the advance party. All parties were to report to Medlow Gap an Thursday night. Should a group locate the missing party, their actions were left open to meet the circumstances and, if the three parties did not join up, the parties at Medlow Gap were to remain until Friday and return to Katoomba that afternoon. Before leaving it was agreed that Paddy would not send any further parties out until he had been contacted by the advance party.
  
-The search unit met as arranged at Strathfield Station, and were joined by Inspector Newton who had news that the overdue crew had been seen at the foot of Black Dog on Friday. He arranged that we speak with the informant, Peter Cunningham (not a mamber ​of an affiliated club) who had realised his knowledge was important after seeing newspaper reports of the missing party. His information was that the party had camped at the foot of Black Dog on Friday night and had intended to follow through with their plan.+The search unit met as arranged at Strathfield Station, and were joined by Inspector Newton who had news that the overdue crew had been seen at the foot of Black Dog on Friday. He arranged that we speak with the informant, Peter Cunningham (not a member ​of an affiliated club) who had realised his knowledge was important after seeing newspaper reports of the missing party. His information was that the party had camped at the foot of Black Dog on Friday night and had intended to follow through with their plan.
  
 This changed our plans, and, on arriving at Katoomba, we were given what information the Police had, and from this stage the operation of the actual search was left in our hands. Because of the rain and fog it was decided no good purpose would be gained from setting out that night, so we spent that night in Katoomba Court House. We rang McMahon'​s farm to see if the party had been sighted in that area, but they had no knowledge of them. The Cox's River was not up to any degree, so our fears in that regard were cast aside. This changed our plans, and, on arriving at Katoomba, we were given what information the Police had, and from this stage the operation of the actual search was left in our hands. Because of the rain and fog it was decided no good purpose would be gained from setting out that night, so we spent that night in Katoomba Court House. We rang McMahon'​s farm to see if the party had been sighted in that area, but they had no knowledge of them. The Cox's River was not up to any degree, so our fears in that regard were cast aside.
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 The parties were then arranged in three groups of three members each, and were given areas to cover. We now had a limited area or, should I say, a more limited area, because it was five days since the missing people had been sighted. The parties were then arranged in three groups of three members each, and were given areas to cover. We now had a limited area or, should I say, a more limited area, because it was five days since the missing people had been sighted.
  
-|Party A|T. Wardhaugh, N. Allen (Kameruka Club) and R. Kippax (Rucksack Club) to cover the Policeman Range area from Black Dog aad proceed to McMahon'​s via the Cox| +|Party A|T. Wardhaugh, N. Allen (Kameruka Club) and R. Kippax (Rucksack Club) to cover the Policeman Range area from Black Dog and proceed to McMahon'​s via the Cox| 
-|Party B|J. Hooper (S.B.W.), K. A.rmstrong ​(Rucksack Club) and F. Young (S.B.W.) Kedumba to Cox's River, then upstream as far as Cedar Creek then back, covering the north side of the Cox to McMahon'​s| +|Party B|J. Hooper (S.B.W.), K. Armstrong ​(Rucksack Club) and F. Young (S.B.W.) Kedumba to Cox's River, then upstream as far as Cedar Creek then back, covering the north side of the Cox to McMahon'​s| 
-|Party C|E. Dehn (Y.M.C.A. Ramblers), J. Thornthwaite (S.B.W.) and K. Meadows (S.B.W.) - King'​s ​Tablelnd ​to McMahon'​s,​ then up the south side of the Cox till they contacted Party A, and return to McMahon'​s|+|Party C|E. Dehn (Y.M.C.A. Ramblers), J. Thornthwaite (S.B.W.) and K. Meadows (S.B.W.) - King'​s ​Tableland ​to McMahon'​s,​ then up the south side of the Cox till they contacted Party A, and return to McMahon'​s|
  
 All parties were to meet at McMahon'​s on Thursday night. All parties were to meet at McMahon'​s on Thursday night.
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 |0500 hrs.|Left Katoomba along Narrow Necks. Still dark, with fog and rain.| |0500 hrs.|Left Katoomba along Narrow Necks. Still dark, with fog and rain.|
 |0600 - 0730 hrs.|Breakfast,​ Corral Swamp.| |0600 - 0730 hrs.|Breakfast,​ Corral Swamp.|
-|1000 rs.|Debert'​s Nob. Raining, with fog still about. Low visibility. Party wet through.|+|1000 hrs.|Debert'​s Nob. Raining, with fog still about. Low visibility. Party wet through.|
 |1150 - 1315 hrs.|Lunch and drying time at foot of Black Dog. Sun now out. Footprints sighted, by size could be lost party.| |1150 - 1315 hrs.|Lunch and drying time at foot of Black Dog. Sun now out. Footprints sighted, by size could be lost party.|
 |1345 hrs.|Lost party picked up below Red Dog, just before track leaves river to climb lower spurs of Policeman Range. Group rather weak due to lack of food, but responded well to soup, fruit and custard, cocoa and chocolate. Norman Allen left at 1400.hrs. for McMahon'​s to take news and to bring remainder of party, if he could locate any, to Moody'​s.| |1345 hrs.|Lost party picked up below Red Dog, just before track leaves river to climb lower spurs of Policeman Range. Group rather weak due to lack of food, but responded well to soup, fruit and custard, cocoa and chocolate. Norman Allen left at 1400.hrs. for McMahon'​s to take news and to bring remainder of party, if he could locate any, to Moody'​s.|
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-Leigh Hart, leaving the Club to return to New Zealand, has sent a letter which relates that some of his happiest times in New South Wales have been in the bush with our members. He invites any member who wishes to keep in touch with him, or who proposes to visit N.Z. to  write him - L.I. Hart, C/- Mrs. Hart, 15 Guthrie Street, Lower Hatt, Wellington, N.Z.+Leigh Hart, leaving the Club to return to New Zealand, has sent a letter which relates that some of his happiest times in New South Wales have been in the bush with our members. He invites any member who wishes to keep in touch with him, or who proposes to visit N.Z. to  write him - L.I. Hart, C/- Mrs. Hart, 15 Guthrie Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, N.Z.
  
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 Perhaps the array of photographs in the Club Room on the night of June 27th was not as large as in some recent years, but the quality of the enlargements was of the high standard which has become the accepted thing. More than twenty exhibitors, including two visitors and one prospective member, had produced a sizeable display, and while some of the prints could be remembered from other exhibitions,​ the great bulk of the show was fresh. Perhaps the array of photographs in the Club Room on the night of June 27th was not as large as in some recent years, but the quality of the enlargements was of the high standard which has become the accepted thing. More than twenty exhibitors, including two visitors and one prospective member, had produced a sizeable display, and while some of the prints could be remembered from other exhibitions,​ the great bulk of the show was fresh.
  
-President Malcolm McGregor announced the placings, and observed that for several years past we had introduced a judge from outside the Club. These gentlemen had invariably complained at the difficulty of making a selection, and after a panel of five Club members had reviewed the exhibition on this occassion, he could well sympathise with their complaint. There had been great difficulty in making a choice between the first four, but the final decision had been:+President Malcolm McGregor announced the placings, and observed that for several years past we had introduced a judge from outside the Club. These gentlemen had invariably complained at the difficulty of making a selection, and after a panel of five Club members had reviewed the exhibition on this occasion, he could well sympathise with their complaint. There had been great difficulty in making a choice between the first four, but the final decision had been:
  
   - __Gum Tree__ by Arthur Gilroy. A good subject with an interesting foreground (you could almost feel the cracked mud beside the small pool crunch under your feet). An area of sky was inclined to be uninteresting.   - __Gum Tree__ by Arthur Gilroy. A good subject with an interesting foreground (you could almost feel the cracked mud beside the small pool crunch under your feet). An area of sky was inclined to be uninteresting.
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   - __Tom Grogin__ by Bruce McInnes. There were many prints technically better than this photograph of the old farm buildings, but the feeling of warmth and friendliness gave the picture real atmosphere.   - __Tom Grogin__ by Bruce McInnes. There were many prints technically better than this photograph of the old farm buildings, but the feeling of warmth and friendliness gave the picture real atmosphere.
   - __Blue Gum Forest__ by Arthur Gilroy. The mist-veiled trees, with light striking through, created a very definite mood.   - __Blue Gum Forest__ by Arthur Gilroy. The mist-veiled trees, with light striking through, created a very definite mood.
-  - __Nandewar Panorama__ by Allan Fox. This item, by a visitor from te Caolloa ​Club, was described as the best panorama seen for a long time, The foreground was complete and balanced, and gradation of tones good.+  - __Nandewar Panorama__ by Allan Fox. This item, by a visitor from the Coolloa ​Club, was described as the best panorama seen for a long time, The foreground was complete and balanced, and gradation of tones good.
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 Honourable mention was also made of a Cave Scene by Beverley Price, Peggy Bransdon'​s light-and-shade study of an old Church wall and door, "​Cloudmaker"​ by Sally Mackay, another Peggy Bransdon print of a snow-field in the Alps in summer. Roley Cotter was represented by an attractive river scene, and Phil Hall by the richly atmospheric "cart travelling along a tree-fringed road". Honourable mention was also made of a Cave Scene by Beverley Price, Peggy Bransdon'​s light-and-shade study of an old Church wall and door, "​Cloudmaker"​ by Sally Mackay, another Peggy Bransdon print of a snow-field in the Alps in summer. Roley Cotter was represented by an attractive river scene, and Phil Hall by the richly atmospheric "cart travelling along a tree-fringed road".
  
-Amongst those we liked personally was a study in darkness, mud and sombre trees by Malcolm McGregor, some high-class "​candids"​ by Peggy Bransdon and Ken Meadows, the palms in Brian Harvey'​s Pacific Island photographs (you could almost hear the wind rustling them!), Betty Hall's Banksia Tree at Era, Malcolm McGregor'​s Black Boy (the grass tree variety) and some studies of aborogines ​by Ira Butler. Arthur Gilroy'​s "​Damper Making"​ had an obvious appeal.+Amongst those we liked personally was a study in darkness, mud and sombre trees by Malcolm McGregor, some high-class "​candids"​ by Peggy Bransdon and Ken Meadows, the palms in Brian Harvey'​s Pacific Island photographs (you could almost hear the wind rustling them!), Betty Hall's Banksia Tree at Era, Malcolm McGregor'​s Black Boy (the grass tree variety) and some studies of aborigines ​by Ira Butler. Arthur Gilroy'​s "​Damper Making"​ had an obvious appeal.
  
 The evening'​s official business closed with applause for the sorely-tried judges and for Roley Cotter, who had organised the display. The exhibitors rushed off to collect their items, and some of the audience to catch up on the features they had missed whilst talking. The evening'​s official business closed with applause for the sorely-tried judges and for Roley Cotter, who had organised the display. The exhibitors rushed off to collect their items, and some of the audience to catch up on the features they had missed whilst talking.
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 Lou Ranson, 2KA announcer "gave us the air" when we arrived at the station. I suppose the description and interviews took about 20 minutes and were climaxed by the arrival of a hostile abo. A dusky-skinned character named Percy had been done up with white paint into a very life-like native. While we were being interviewed,​ Percy crouched at the rear of the radio station. The day was very cold. Perce was clothed only in underpants, gum leaves and white paint, so some one took pity on his shivering form. They gave him a bottle of rum to sip. The sips were either long or frequent, and when his cue came to front the explorers, the bottle was empty. Lou Ranson, 2KA announcer "gave us the air" when we arrived at the station. I suppose the description and interviews took about 20 minutes and were climaxed by the arrival of a hostile abo. A dusky-skinned character named Percy had been done up with white paint into a very life-like native. While we were being interviewed,​ Percy crouched at the rear of the radio station. The day was very cold. Perce was clothed only in underpants, gum leaves and white paint, so some one took pity on his shivering form. They gave him a bottle of rum to sip. The sips were either long or frequent, and when his cue came to front the explorers, the bottle was empty.
  
-Perce was armed with spear, ​bbomerang, stuffed snake skin and a recently deceased rabbit. The one-man Corroboree really went to town, finally assaulting Eric with the rabbit and spraying us all with blood. We found afterwards that the chap who gave him the rum had also advised him to clout an explorer with the bunny. The deed well done, Perce collapsed on to the bumper bar of a car.+Perce was armed with spear, ​boomerang, stuffed snake skin and a recently deceased rabbit. The one-man Corroboree really went to town, finally assaulting Eric with the rabbit and spraying us all with blood. We found afterwards that the chap who gave him the rum had also advised him to clout an explorer with the bunny. The deed well done, Perce collapsed on to the bumper bar of a car.
  
-The procession into the town was the longest ever. The official part was half a mile long, but following cars and lorries were compelled to fall in and by the time we reached the town, the involuntary part stretched about a mile. We were welcomed by the usual large crowd, whisked around to the bowling club for afternoon tea, and then we camped. We were roughing it at the Grand View Hotel (heating in every room) and the official dinner was held there. It was one of those dinners you dream about on a two weeks trip with dried veg. etc. Choice of turkey, duck or cockerel and more if you wanted it. Short speeches, long toasts, and the evening procession forming outside. We were in our glamour togs and so we hurried to change, but the local policeman thought it would be a good idea to parade in our best. We fell in behind the band, the three explorers abreast, the four servants ​dttifully ​a couple of paces behind.+The procession into the town was the longest ever. The official part was half a mile long, but following cars and lorries were compelled to fall in and by the time we reached the town, the involuntary part stretched about a mile. We were welcomed by the usual large crowd, whisked around to the bowling club for afternoon tea, and then we camped. We were roughing it at the Grand View Hotel (heating in every room) and the official dinner was held there. It was one of those dinners you dream about on a two weeks trip with dried veg. etc. Choice of turkey, duck or cockerel and more if you wanted it. Short speeches, long toasts, and the evening procession forming outside. We were in our glamour togs and so we hurried to change, but the local policeman thought it would be a good idea to parade in our best. We fell in behind the band, the three explorers abreast, the four servants ​dutifully ​a couple of paces behind.
  
 We went up the street, we care back, we bowed to the right and we bowed to the left, and hardly got a clap. The procession then headed for the barbecue paddock behind the publ. The light dawned. "​Let'​s get out of this!" and we flew back to our rooms and climbed into our walking rig-outs. There were hundreds on the floodlit paddock, the arrival of the explorers was announced, and we were given a huge reception. Some one enquired if we saw the procession, and suspicion turned into certainty. Apart from one policeman, nobody knew the explorers were in the bally show! We went up the street, we care back, we bowed to the right and we bowed to the left, and hardly got a clap. The procession then headed for the barbecue paddock behind the publ. The light dawned. "​Let'​s get out of this!" and we flew back to our rooms and climbed into our walking rig-outs. There were hundreds on the floodlit paddock, the arrival of the explorers was announced, and we were given a huge reception. Some one enquired if we saw the procession, and suspicion turned into certainty. Apart from one policeman, nobody knew the explorers were in the bally show!
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-"HIKERS LOST IN BUSH." +====="Hikers Lost In Bush."===== 
-CONTINUED FROM JULY ISSUE .... By "​X"​.+ 
 +Continued from the July Issue.... 
 + 
 +By "​X"​. 
 Meanwhile, what of the others? First, the intrepid three battling it out over Narrow Neck. Meanwhile, what of the others? First, the intrepid three battling it out over Narrow Neck.
-THE HEROES+ 
------rg73ng ​the newspaper hounds in full cry, Tom, Russ and Norm raced through the blanketing fog until at Corr al Swamp they atayed ​the rumblings of their stomachs. ​Tetporarily ​refreshed it was not long befOre ​they descended Clear Hill, place of many happy walking memories. +====The Heroes.==== 
-Round and down they sped, down Black Dog like Olympian Gods descending from 'high Olympu.s ​to the mortals'below. On reaching the Cox they, like the Immortals, dined on 'sweet ambrosia ​-- chicken and noodle soup. Think of it reader - chicken and noodle soup while the party whida I graced had not even a cup of water. More, for "just + 
-round the next bend" were the objects of our quest: five famished boys. They had to be content with pea and ham soup! +Leaving ​the newspaper hounds in full cry, Tom, Russ and Norm raced through the blanketing fog until at Corral ​Swamp they stayed ​the rumblings of their stomachs. ​Temporarily ​refreshed it was not long before ​they descended Clear Hill, place of many happy walking memories. 
-Dusting the crumbs from their hairy legs the heroes continued their quest. The Gods smiled. A shaft of sunlight lured Norm Allen over a low rise and he smiled. Before him sat the starving boys awaiting ​theil. ​deliverer. Poor kids, hungry as they were, worse was in store for them - they had yet to meet Norm Allen. + 
-Hastily wiping the last dribble of noo die from his thin he strode forward to greet John Newton with his young daargesTO cries of "have you got something to eat" he downed pack and doled out chocolate. When the other two came up Tom suggested that Norm leave some food aad go +Round and down they sped, down Black Dog like Olympian Gods descending from high Olympus ​to the mortals below. On reaching the Cox they, like the Immortals, dined on sweet ambrosia - chicken and noodle soup. Think of it reader - chicken and noodle soup while the party which I graced had not even a cup of water. More, for "just round the next bend" were the objects of our quest: five famished boys. They had to be content with pea and ham soup! 
-through to McMahons'​ farm, meet Eric Dehn's party and bring us back to Where the lost boys were. + 
-It was about 2 o'​clock and the fog had cleared about half an hour as Norm's legs again started their uniform rhythmJust after crossing Policeman'​s Range and near Moody'​s abandoned farm, the R.A.A.F. search 'plane hove in sight and commenced to circle over Norm who unsuccessfuJ_ly ​tried to stand in triangular formation with himself. Just at this moment the observer spotted the now found missing"​ party so the 'plane abandoned Norm to his long bash to McMahon'​s. +Dusting the crumbs from their hairy legs the heroes continued their quest. The Gods smiled. A shaft of sunlight lured Norm Allen over a low rise and he smiled. Before him sat the starving boys awaiting ​their deliverer. Poor kids, hungry as they were, worse was in store for them - they had yet to meet Norm Allen. 
-Circling over the boys the 'plane dropped a message stick Whidh fluttered down into the Cox. A second was dropp ed but it, too, met a watery reception. The notes were retrieved and the instructions obeyed, the boys standing in line with Tom, Russ and John Newton (substituting for Norm Allen) at the three corners of an imaginary triangle. Winging off, the 'plane relayed its message to awaiting world - found. + 
-Norm continued belting it out for civilisation while the boys were fed, taken over Policeman'​s Range and bedded down in preparation for the walk out on the Thursday. +Hastily wiping the last dribble of noodle ​from his chin he strode forward to greet John Newton with his young chargesTo cries of "have you got something to eat" he downed pack and doled out chocolate. When the other two came up Tom suggested that Norm leave some food and go through to McMahons'​ farm, meet Eric Dehn's party and bring us back to where the lost boys were. 
-To return to party N6.2. Jim Hooper, Frank Young and Keith Arm&​iong ​like Eric Dehn's party along King's Tableland, were also rans. However they had a story to tell and Frank Young is the one to tell it. + 
-TEE WOULD BE HEROES. . +It was about 2 o'​clock and the fog had cleared about half an hour as Norm's legs again started their uniform rhythmJust after crossing Policeman'​s Range and near Moody'​s abandoned farm, the R.A.A.F. search 'plane hove in sight and commenced to circle over Norm who unsuccessfully ​tried to stand in triangular formation with himself. Just at this moment the observer spotted the now found "missing"​ party so the 'plane abandoned Norm to his long bash to McMahon'​s. 
-(Of ecessitr, Frank Young'​s story repeats certain ​c' ​the incidents related ​:by Mr, 'iX" in last month'​s issue - or in the "​authorisedversion' ​by leader Tom Wardhaugh, published this month. ​Vvilat ​follows, then, are some snippets from his report - Ed.) + 
-When we set off from the Sanatorium the weather ​h-i.d moderated to a light drizzle with thick mist. At the turn off of the Goat Track our party split up, Keith going down the Goat Track, Jim and I down the main pass, but when we met at Maxwell'​s ​f arm for breakfast, there was nothing to report. +Circling over the boys the 'plane dropped a message stick which fluttered down into the Cox. A second was dropped ​but it, too, met a watery reception. The notes were retrieved and the instructions obeyed, the boys standing in line with Tom, Russ and John Newton (substituting for Norm Allen) at the three corners of an imaginary triangle. Winging off, the 'plane relayed its message to awaiting world - found. 
-After breakfast we continued on down to the Cox, where a quick lunch was eaten. The weather had cleared and when we started up the river the sun was shining. Nothing happened until the ford near Cedar Creek, a R. A. A. F. Dakota appeared without a 'how-do-you-dofi Dropping ​'everything"​ we formed our pre-arranged signal by standing in a triangle" ​(We're not sure what Frank means by dropping everything, but from information received, the searchers were preparing for a deep ford: their attire was more suitable than modest. In fact Mr. "​X"​ reports that one was sheltering behind his wrist watch as the 'plane + 
-LEICA +Norm continued belting it out for civilisation while the boys were fed, taken over Policeman'​s Range and bedded down in preparation for the walk out on the Thursday. 
-SERVICE + 
-PHOTO +====The Would Be Heroes.==== 
-PHOTOGRAPHY ! ! + 
-You press the button, we'll do the rest t +To return to party No.2. Jim Hooper, Frank Young and Keith Armstrong ​like Eric Dehn's party along King's Tableland, were also rans. However they had a story to tell and Frank Young is the one to tell it. 
-51 Macquarie Place + 
-SYDREY-N.S.W. +(Of necessity, Frank Young'​s story repeats certain ​of the incidents related by Mr. "X" in last month'​s issue - or in the "​authorised version" ​by leader Tom Wardhaugh, published this month. ​What follows, then, are some snippets from his report - Ed.) 
-+ 
-Finegrain +"When we set off from the Sanatorium the weather ​had moderated to a light drizzle with thick mist. At the turn off of the Goat Track our party split up, Keith going down the Goat Track, Jim and I down the main pass, but when we met at Maxwell'​s ​farm for breakfast, there was nothing to report. 
-Developing + 
-Sparkiing +After breakfast we continued on down to the Cox, where a quick lunch was eaten. The weather had cleared and when we started up the river the sun was shining. Nothing happened until the ford near Cedar Creek, a R.A.A.F. Dakota appeared without a "how-do-you-do"​. ​Dropping ​"everything"​ we formed our pre-arranged signal by standing in a triangle (We're not sure what Frank means by dropping everything, but from information received, the searchers were preparing for a deep ford: their attire was more suitable than modest. In fact Mr. "​X"​ reports that one was sheltering behind his wrist watch as the 'plane passed. Just you try to form a dignified triangle like that, now!) 
-Prints + 
-Perfect +"​We ​saw the Dakota circling upstream, but unfortunately didn't know it had seen rescuers and rescued. Back at the camp at the hut that night we were star tied by loud crashings in the bush, and Peter Stitt, on leave from Richmond R.A.A.F. station, joined us. 
-Enlargements + 
-Your +"​We ​talked over our plans that night, eating squashed pears which Peter had brought, and decided to split into two parties, Peter and Keith to search the Cox on the way down, and Jim and myself to take the high road under King's Tableland cliffs down to McMahon'​s. 
-Rollfilms + 
-or +"​It ​was when Jim and I arrived at McMahon'​s we learned that the missing party had been found the previous day, and that jeeps had gone upstream to bring them out. Mrs. McMahon offered us lunch, so we accepted and had just finished then the jeeps returned with boys, policeman, ​walkers, dogs and all." ​(Mr. "​X"​ takes up his story.) 
-Leica films + 
-deserve the +====The Uns(w)ung Heroes.==== 
-best SERVIC4 + 
-20. +Thursday ​morning. The newshounds, swelled far beyond the numbers who plagued us at Katoomba, wanted to get Mr. McMahon'​s story and get back to the river crossing where the Police intended to deliver the missing to their anxious parents. To do this the Cox, up about eighteen ​inches, had to be forded with the water above the knees. One of the local lads showed the resource common to all young males and did a thriving trade ferrying them across in an old metal punt at 10/- per crossing per head, two at a time. 
-passed. Just you try to farm a dignified triangle like that, flown + 
-ITWe saw the Dakota circling upstream, but unfortunately didn't know it had seen rescuers and rescued. Back at the camp at the hut that night we were star tied by loud crashings in the bush, and Peter Stitt, on leave from Richmond R.A.A.F. station, joined us. +Our old friends Rumboogie and the Red Nosed Reindeer didn't believe in spending their money on water, so Rumboogie attempted to walk across. Owing, no doubt, to the unaccustomed fluid, he stepped in a pothole up to his waist. Mean-While, the Red Nosed Reindeer and another penurious ​newshound ​earned a just retribution when they attempted to cross in the punt by themselves. Gurgle, gurgle - and they were sitting in water to their waist. I wonder if the boy pulled the plug out? 
-IIWe talked over our plans that night, eating squashed pears which Peter had brought, and decided to split into two parties, Peter and Keith to search the Cox on the way down, and Jim and myself to take the high road under King's Tableland cliffs down to McMahon'​s. + 
-NIt was when Jim and I arrived at McMahon'​s we learned that the missing party had been found the previous day, and that jeeps had gone upstream to bring them out. Mrs. McMahon offered us lunch, so we accepted and had just finished then the jeeps returned with boys, policeman, ​wallmrs, dogs and (Mr. "​X"​ takes up his story.) +====That Man "​X" ​Again.==== 
-THE UNSDOUNG HEROES+ 
---Thursday ​mornifig. The newshounds, swelled far beyond the numbers who plagued us at Katoomba, wanted to get Mr. McMahon'​s story and get back to the river crossing where the Police intended to deliver the missing to their anxious parents. To do this the Cox, up about eighteen ​Inches, had to be forded with the water above the knees. One of the local lads showed the resource common to all young males and did a thriving trade ferrying them across in an old metal punt at 10/- per crossing per head, two at a time. +can'​t ​resist ​the temptation to talk about myself again. Last month saw us going up the Cox to assist in bringing the boys outlittle ​remains to be told. 
-Our old friends Rumboogie and the Red Nosed Reindeer didn't believe in spending their money on water, so Rumboogie attempted to walk across. Owing, no doubt, to the unaccustomed fluid, he stepped in a pothole up to his waist. Mean-While, the Red Nosed Reindeer and another penurious ​hewshound ​earned a just retribution when they attempted to cross in the punt by themselves. Gurgle, gurgle - and they were sitting in water to their waist. I wonder ifthe boy pulled the plug out? + 
-THAT MAN "​X" ​AGAIN+We reached the boys and their rescuers as they were leaving Moody's. The youngsters insisted on carrying their own packs and we only helped them at the crossings, of which we had several before reaching the Police party. Three Police jeeps loaded with food met us some miles from McMahan'​s and after we all demolished mountainous quantities of lunch the jeeps, piled high with bodies, deposited us with the parents - and the press. 
-can'​t ​re'​gFt ​the temptation to talk about myself again. Last month saw us going up the Cox to assist in bringing the boys butLittle ​remains to be told. + 
-We reached the boys and their rescuers as they were leaving Moody'ss The youngsters insisted on carrying their own packs and we only helped them at the crossings, of which we had several before reaching the Police party. Three Police jeeps loaded with food met us some miles from McMahan'​s and after we all demolished mountainous quantities of lunch the jeeps, piled high with bodies, deposited us with the parents - and the press. +
-     ​+
 In conclusion, I would like to extend the thanks of the S & R parties to the Police and put on record the reasonably accurate reporting of "The Sydney Morning Herald"​. The "​Herald"​ staff were at all times helpful and courteous. In conclusion, I would like to extend the thanks of the S & R parties to the Police and put on record the reasonably accurate reporting of "The Sydney Morning Herald"​. The "​Herald"​ staff were at all times helpful and courteous.
-21. 
-FEDERATION NOTES - JULY. 
-By Allen A. Strom. ANNUAL ELECTION CF OFFICERS: The following Officers were elected :- 
-President 
-Senior Vice-President Junior Vice-President Honorary Secretary Assistant Secretary Minutes Secretary Honorary Treasurer 
-Paul Barnes Allan Strom Tom War dhaugh Stan Cattier Beryl McLean 
-(Miss) D. Hetherington Tom Kenny-Royal,​ 
-SPORTS'​ FCRUM: Paul Barnes has been nominated for one of the ten places on the executive that will carry an the future work of the Forum. Elections will take place shortly. 
-1,g[LBANDS for Bushf ire Rangers. The President will m-a7tt-e7 for the forthcoming bushfire danger period. 
-HORDERN BLOCK at Blue Gum Forest. Mr. Hordern has not interested in selling. 
-investigate this 
-indicated that he is 
-TOURIST BUREAU is including the address of the Secretary of the 17777Flon on its publications. 
-INFORMATION BUREAU: Mrs. Kath Brown will act as typist for this Tection. Tyoed information will be displayed at Paddy'​s. 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE SECTION: The Section is seeking information about affnia'​cion with the central rescue body of the Police. 
-THE FEDERATION BALL will be held on Friday, September 12th, at the University Union Hall, Tickets 16/, 
-MAPPING SECTION: There were about twenty volunteers for this section. Norman Allen was app ointed Acting Convener. The first meeting of the section is on August 7th at 6.$0 p.m. in the rooms of the Big Sister Movement, Hosking P lace, Sydney. 
-gmmvege.g. 
-One of our members, browsing through official walks programmes, estimated that members spend at least 00 per year in fares paid to the N.S.W. Government Railways in travelling to Club walks. 
  
-Said the lady, viewing Peter Page's cabin with the thought of having a really primitive holiday. "Oh, a wardrobe! That makes it perfect!' +---- 
-411e0009 + 
-FEDERATION ANNUAL BALL +=====Federation Notes - July.===== 
-UNIVERSITY UNION HALL N + 
-FRIDAY1 2 TH SEPTEMBER +By Allen A. Strom. 
-. . FROM YOUR SOCIAL SECRETARY. + 
-TICKETS 167.- +===Annual Election of Officers:​=== 
-22. + 
-PADDYMADE TENT ;211k.,CKED BY A BEAR IN THE ROCKIES+The following Officers were elected :- 
-Mr4 + 
-Paddy got a letter from a foot-loose much travelled young man the other clay enquiring recost of a new tent. The old one (a 1Padd1adeh1, of course) had been ripped to ribbons by a bear in the Rocky Mountains. ​gust why the bearattacked the tent he did not say. We can only presume the owner had the presence of mind to be absent in body at the time. It only goes to show +|President|Paul Barnes| 
-how Paddymade gear getsabout. +|Senior Vice-President|Allen Strom| 
- Paddy has two news items this month. +|Junior Vice-President|Tom Wardhaugh| 
-PLASTIC GROUNDSHEETS. Paddy is now selling plastic film cape groundsheets in two sizesx ​3 and 7' x 4. They are made from a heavy grade film and welded. These groundsheets +|Honorary Secretary|Stan Cottier| 
-can be repaired if ripped or holed. For those wanting a reliable lightweight compact cape groundsheet at a low price, here's the very thing. +|Assistant Secretary|Beryl McLean| 
- ​Prices 6' x 3' ​1. 0. 3 (weight 12 ozs.) +|Minutes Secretary|(Miss) D. Hetherington| 
- ​7'​ x 4' ​El. 5. 6 (weight 20 ozs.) +|Honorary Treasurer|Tom Kenny-Royal| 
-POWDERED MASHED POTATO. Here is another prayer answered, ​mashedFaato instanET7TTat ​add boiling water to powdered potato and prestos ​- mashed potato. It!s got to be teen to be believed. 9d. per 2 oz. packet. + 
-PADDY PALLIN, +===Sports'​ Forum:=== 
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKERS: + 
-201 CSTLEREAGH STREET'PHONEM2678. SYDNEY. +Paul Barnes has been nominated for one of the ten places on the executive that will carry on the future work of the Forum. Elections will take place shortly. 
- 00 00a 0 + 
 +===Arm Bands.=== 
 + 
 +For Bushfire Rangers. The President will investigate this matter for the forthcoming bushfire danger period. 
 + 
 +===Hordern Block=== 
 + 
 +At Blue Gum Forest. Mr. Hordern has indicated that he is not interested in selling. 
 + 
 +===Tourism Bureau=== 
 + 
 +Is including the address of the Secretary of the Federation on its publications. 
 + 
 +===Information Bureau:​=== 
 + 
 +Mrs. Kath Brown will act as typist for this Section. Typed information will be displayed at Paddy'​s. 
 + 
 +===Search and Rescue Section:​=== 
 + 
 +The Section is seeking information about affiliation with the central rescue body of the Police. 
 + 
 +===The Federation Ball=== 
 + 
 +Will be held on Friday, September 12th, at the University Union Hall, Tickets 16/-. 
 + 
 +===Mapping Section:​=== 
 + 
 +There were about twenty volunteers for this section. Norman Allen was appointed Acting Convener. The first meeting of the section is on August 7th at 6.30 p.m. in the rooms of the Big Sister Movement, Hosking Place, Sydney. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +One of our members, browsing through official walks programmes, estimated that members spend at least £600 per year in fares paid to the N.S.W. Government Railways in travelling to Club walks. 
 + 
 +Said the lady, viewing Peter Page's cabin with the thought of having a really primitive holiday. "Oh, a wardrobe! That makes it perfect!" 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Federation Annual Ball==== 
 + 
 +University Union Hall 
 + 
 +On Friday12th September 
 + 
 +Tickets 16/-, from your Social Secretary. 
 + 
 +---
 + 
 +====Paddymade Tent Attacked by a Bear in the Rockies.==== 
 + 
 +Paddy got a letter from a foot-loose much travelled young man the other day enquiring re cost of a new tent. The old one (a "​Paddymade"​, of course) had been ripped to ribbons by a bear in the Rocky Mountains. ​Just why the bear attacked the tent he did not say. We can only presume the owner had the presence of mind to be absent in body at the time. It only goes to show how Paddymade gear gets about. 
 + 
 +Paddy has two news items this month. 
 + 
 +__Plastic groundsheets__. Paddy is now selling plastic film cape groundsheets in two sizes 6' x 3' ​and 7' x 4'. They are made from a heavy grade film and welded. These groundsheets can be repaired if ripped or holed. For those wanting a reliable lightweight compact cape groundsheet at a low price, here's the very thing. 
 + 
 +|Prices|6' x 3'|£1. 0. 3|(weight 12 ozs.)| 
 +| |7' x 4'|£l. 5. 6|(weight 20 ozs.)| 
 + 
 +__Powdered mashed potato__. Here is another prayer answered, ​mashed potato instantly! Just add boiling water to powdered potato and presto! ​- mashed potato. It's got to be seen to be believed. 9d. per 2 oz. packet. 
 + 
 +Paddy PallinCamp Gear For Walkers.
  
 +201 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 'Phone M2678.
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