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195301 [2016/02/13 06:54]
kennettj [Bushfire Sub-Committee Progress Report]
195301 [2016/02/13 06:56]
kennettj [Bushfire Sub-Committee Progress Report]
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 No satisfactory solution to the problem of National Parks, other than places like the Koala Sanctuary in Kuring-gai Chase, was suggested. The use of parachute troops in eucalypt areas too dangerous - in U.S.A. small use is made of them in fire areas. The fires mostly on ground and a frequently used weapon is ditch digging. This reported by officer who visited U.S.A. in 1951. Bombs - nothing in it. (Although in Bush Fire Bulletin Vol.1 No.1 September, 1952 - Premier asked that C.S.I.R.O, investigate,​ amongst other items, use of chemical bombs as fire extinguishants.) No satisfactory solution to the problem of National Parks, other than places like the Koala Sanctuary in Kuring-gai Chase, was suggested. The use of parachute troops in eucalypt areas too dangerous - in U.S.A. small use is made of them in fire areas. The fires mostly on ground and a frequently used weapon is ditch digging. This reported by officer who visited U.S.A. in 1951. Bombs - nothing in it. (Although in Bush Fire Bulletin Vol.1 No.1 September, 1952 - Premier asked that C.S.I.R.O, investigate,​ amongst other items, use of chemical bombs as fire extinguishants.)
  
-Education, of individuals,​ Councils, everyone, of prime importance Mr. Messer thinks Bushwalkers could do valuable work :-\\+Education, of individuals,​ Councils, everyone, of prime importance Mr. Messer thinks Bushwalkers could do valuable work \\
 In educating public by talking generally and by National Park patrols. Should become Hon. Rangers under Bushfire Act (Chief Secretary'​s Department).\\ In educating public by talking generally and by National Park patrols. Should become Hon. Rangers under Bushfire Act (Chief Secretary'​s Department).\\
 Put up notices in National Park where crowds gather.\\ Put up notices in National Park where crowds gather.\\
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 Ask for supply of each issue of Bush Fire Bulletin say 25, not large number printed. (Federation do this).\\ Ask for supply of each issue of Bush Fire Bulletin say 25, not large number printed. (Federation do this).\\
  
-Following are main points made in a speech by Mr. Pelly, M,L,A, for Wollondilly,​ in a speech in the Assembly on 14th October, 1952 :-\\+Following are main points made in a speech by Mr. Pelly, M,L,A, for Wollondilly,​ in a speech in the Assembly on 14th October, 1952 \\
 Actual fighting of fires must be left in the hands of volunteer brigades under their captains. Actual fighting of fires must be left in the hands of volunteer brigades under their captains.
  
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 Obtain practical first hand experience in fire fighting.\\ Obtain practical first hand experience in fire fighting.\\
  
 +**THE BBQ**\\  ​
 We had hoped to be able to report more fully on the doings at the barbecue held at Wal Roots' home on December 12th. As one who didn't come, didn't feed and has only second-hand accounts to go on, we can yet say that it was successful in the extreme. The lamb was well cooked, and delivered hot to the plates, and the affair paid its way. Handclaps to the organisers and cooks. We hope to give a fuller story next month when our reporter'​s efforts are not bailed up by Christmas mails and the like. We had hoped to be able to report more fully on the doings at the barbecue held at Wal Roots' home on December 12th. As one who didn't come, didn't feed and has only second-hand accounts to go on, we can yet say that it was successful in the extreme. The lamb was well cooked, and delivered hot to the plates, and the affair paid its way. Handclaps to the organisers and cooks. We hope to give a fuller story next month when our reporter'​s efforts are not bailed up by Christmas mails and the like.
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-KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED, and hoping we won't have to report too many Burnt-Out Areas this summer. Phil Mason reports, for the record, a burnt patch on the ridge up to Carlon'​s Head. Let's know if you note any burnt places which may affect walkers.+**KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED**, and hoping we won't have to report too many Burnt-Out Areas this summer. Phil Mason reports, for the record, a burnt patch on the ridge up to Carlon'​s Head. Let's know if you note any burnt places which may affect walkers.
  
  
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