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-REUNION ​1953. +=====Reunion, ​1953.===== 
-The official report of the Reunion has somehow got mislaid in the EasterTitide ​mailings, so, until it comes to hand, we submit the following brief" report of doings. + 
-The Reunion of 1955knowaas ​"The Great" Reunion) was uneventful if compared with the drowned Reunion of 1950. The Camp Fire was the outstanding feature, indeed, the only feature, but it was a camp fire par excellence. In the absenceof ​vital statistics, we won't assert that the total attendance of 143 was a record, but it must be a contender for the belt. +The official report of the Reunion has somehow got mislaid in the Easter-tide ​mailings, so, until it comes to hand, we submit the following ​"brief" report of doings. 
-Of course, the bus proprietor had catered for 80 and was dismayed to find only 55 customers, and Gil Webb had to effect a financial compromise: but otherwise everything went according to plan, aid late Saturday found the encampment at the junction of Woods Creek and the Grose growing rapidly, and intense activity by the wood cutters on the hill. Technicians were rigging the spotlight. Elsewhere bush carpenters were erecting a kind of overgrotn ​cooking tripod-andcrossbar. There were cloak-and-dagger men, whispering conspiratorially,​ and covertly eyeing the members-come-latelythere were under-cover women diving in and out of tents and conferring furtively. + 
-The fire was away at 7.450 and the colony continued to troop in. The ight was warm, and there was no need to accept the invita- tian to "draw nearer"​ to the noble Henley-on-Grose pattern fire. Paddy conducted the first round of community singing, which was enthusiastic if a little raggedand then the acts commenced, and the singing was practically suspended until after supper. The entertainers ​almostfell ​over one another in their enthusiasm to present acts, yet it all went so smoothly that eleven o'​clock saw the end of the arranged ​progranme+The Reunion of 1953 (known as "The Great" Reunion) was uneventful if compared with the drowned Reunion of 1950. The Camp Fire was the outstanding feature, indeed, the only feature, but it was a camp fire par excellence. In the absence of vital statistics, we won't assert that the total attendance of 143 was a record, but it must be a contender for the belt. 
-Ross Laird'​s songsters appeared in a bracket of ballads and part songs: Grace Noble conducted the orchestra and Scotty Malcolm recited the lines, and Paddy Pallin was the Big Boy Scout going to "The bhush inc bhoys, the bhush"​. Then Anice Duncan and two old airs an the recorder fluteand Scotty Malcolm back to his form of olden times with song and mime, the gang eagerly joining in the noises and gestures of the Lion Hunt. + 
-The sad, sad story of the tramp who was going to "ride the rods" to Rockhampton "if his backside could last oat" was played by Jack Wren with Bill Gillam and Bruce McInnes, and after a brief interlude of community singing, ​calm the Presidential inauguration,​ with five past Presidents to re-invest Malcolm with the symbols of office. Malcolm uttered the hope that the new Club year would be an even happier one than that just past. +Of course, the bus proprietor had catered for 80 and was dismayed to find only 55 customers, and Gil Webb had to effect a financial compromise: but otherwise everything went according to plan, and late Saturday found the encampment at the junction of Woods Creek and the Grose growing rapidly, and intense activity by the wood cutters on the hill. Technicians were rigging the spotlight. Elsewhere bush carpenters were erecting a kind of overgrown ​cooking tripod-and-crossbar. There were cloak-and-dagger men, whispering conspiratorially,​ and covertly eyeing the members-come-latelythere were under-cover women diving in and out of tents and conferring furtively. 
-14. + 
-Taro tootled on the flute, and we embarked on two sketches +The fire was away at 7.45, and the colony continued to troop in. The night was warm, and there was no need to accept the invitation ​to "draw nearer"​ to the noble Henley-on-Grose pattern fire. Paddy conducted the first round of community singing, which was enthusiastic if a little raggedand then the acts commenced, and the singing was practically suspended until after supper. The entertainers ​almost fell over one another in their enthusiasm to present acts, yet it all went so smoothly that eleven o'​clock saw the end of the arranged ​programme. 
-with a search for a Miss Bushwalker. Of the bevy of "​talent"​' inspectec7 ​and measured (internally by a steel tape) by a body of judges, Miss Polly Stitt (with the voice of a crow, the face of a -wallaby, the figure of a wombat and smell of a bandicoot) was unanimously chosen. Next the Club's tame cameramen photographed Miss Model of the year - carefully posing Betty Swain on the convenient log, and producing after much technical argument ​'a completely scurrilous "printn ​which looked as though it had been torn from a magazine specialising in "​art"​ (meaning the female form). + 
-Dot Butler produced two sketches concerning an erring clergyman and a revitalised ancient (tut,tut, Dorothy . the censors, my girl!) and then the technicians produced the great tripod or gallows, ​aad summoned the new members aside. Four demoniac forms, complete with tin horns and tails and red capes officiated at the initiation, which was a mite delayed while the contraption was erected before the shuddering clients. However, all were adequately initiated without noticeable bloodshed (some even without water shed). +Ross Laird'​s songsters appeared in a bracket of ballads and part songs: Grace Noble conducted the orchestra and Scotty Malcolm recited the lines, and Paddy Pallin was the Big Boy Scout going to "The bhush me bhoys, the bhush"​. Then Anice Duncan and two old airs an the recorder fluteand Scotty Malcolm back to his form of olden times with song and mime, the gang eagerly joining in the noises and gestures of the Lion Hunt. 
-Wal Roots psycho-analysed a'troop of convincing "​nuts",​ with Neil Schafer as principal ratbag, Bob.Chapman and team had' ​a new version of "Much Walking in the Bush", and mutiny followed, as past Treasurers and Secretaries demanded their own investiture and proceeded to award symbols to Colin Putt and Sheila Binns - among them a bludgeoL ​to indicate that gentle persuasion was necessary in extracting subscriptions,​ and scales in the hope of balancing the budget: and a bolt "with a facsimile of a roller shutter"​ for the Secretary to remind him of his charge of Closing the Club road' ​(and not fouling the shutter). + 
-Straight from his investiture,​ Colin Putt led a halm, suitably ferocious in demeanour to have disturbed the youngest kiddies had they still been present - and Malcolm McGregor had one of his patter songs about the busy little bee (it might almost have been himself considering the number of lurks in which he was inVolved). And so to supper, very good coffee and calm and fraternising. +The sad, sad story of the tramp who was going to "ride the rods" to Rockhampton "if his backside could last out" was played by Jack Wren with Bill Gillam and Bruce McInnes, and after a brief interlude of community singing, ​came the Presidential inauguration,​ with five past Presidents to re-invest Malcolm with the symbols of office. Malcolm uttered the hope that the new Club year would be an even happier one than that just past. 
-The show was over, and yet it wasn'​t. Singing groups remained around the main fire for bours'afterwards, with a party of older hands gathered around Scotty ​Yalcolm, who regaled us with Dolly Ballads and verse of AP. Herbert: another group clustered about the President singing the part songs and the ballads which have lately been introduced to the Club. It was all very good-natured,​ with the groups entertaining alternately,​ and sometimes uniting on common ground. The drift to bed went on gradually. + 
-In the manner of speaking, there ended the Reunion. Sunday was a quiet day, with none of the foolishness (but agreeable foolishness) with damper competitions,​ fire-lighting or billy boiling races which have enlivened other Reunion Sundays. People talked ​'much, bathed considerably,​ talked more, and ate, and took the sun, and talked, and Woods Creek was ,a lovely place to be, with its smooth river, its nice trees, its many happy folk. +Taro tootled on the flute, and we embarked on two sketches with a search for a Miss Bushwalker. Of the bevy of "​talent" ​inspected ​and measured (internally by a steel tape) by a body of judges, Miss Polly Stitt (with the voice of a crow, the face of a wallaby, the figure of a wombat and smell of a bandicoot) was unanimously chosen. Next the Club's tame cameramen photographed Miss Model of the year - carefully posing Betty Swain on the convenient log, and producing after much technical argument a completely scurrilous "print" ​which looked as though it had been torn from a magazine specialising in "​art"​ (meaning the female form). 
-Quite suddenly, about four o'​clock,​ there was no one left. True to walker tradition, there was exceedingly little evidence that almost + 
-15. +Dot Butler produced two sketches concerning an erring clergyman and a revitalised ancient (tut,tut, Dorothy... the censors, my girl!) and then the technicians produced the great tripod or gallows, ​and summoned the new members aside. Four demoniac forms, complete with tin horns and tails and red capes officiated at the initiation, which was a mite delayed while the contraption was erected before the shuddering clients. However, all were adequately initiated without noticeable bloodshed (some even without water shed). 
-150 people had camped there. One might fairly quote that lovely little verse of Kath McKay'​s,​ which ends: + 
-"​Sufficient if we leave no hurt to mar +Wal Roots psycho-analysed a troop of convincing "​nuts",​ with Neil Schafer as principal ratbag, Bob Chapman and team had a new version of "Much Walking in the Bush", and mutiny followed, as past Treasurers and Secretaries demanded their own investiture and proceeded to award symbols to Colin Putt and Sheila Binns - among them a bludgeon ​to indicate that gentle persuasion was necessary in extracting subscriptions,​ and scales in the hope of balancing the budget: and a bolt "with a facsimile of a roller shutter"​ for the Secretary to remind him of his charge of Closing the Club room (and not fouling the shutter). 
-earth'​s face or man's; but only where we lived may there be sunlight, and such sense of peace that wanderers who cap upon the place + 
-must pause and say: 'Someone was happy here"​. +Straight from his investiture,​ Colin Putt led a haka, suitably ferocious in demeanour to have disturbed the youngest kiddies had they still been present - and Malcolm McGregor had one of his patter songs about the busy little bee (it might almost have been himself considering the number of lurks in which he was involved). And so to supper, very good coffee and cake and fraternising. 
-REPORT ON THE MARCH MEETING OF THE FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS.+ 
 +The show was over, and yet it wasn'​t. Singing groups remained around the main fire for hours afterwards, with a party of older hands gathered around Scotty ​Malcolm, who regaled us with Dolly Ballads and verse of A.P. Herbert: another group clustered about the President singing the part songs and the ballads which have lately been introduced to the Club. It was all very good-natured,​ with the groups entertaining alternately,​ and sometimes uniting on common ground. The drift to bed went on gradually. 
 + 
 +In the manner of speaking, there ended the Reunion. Sunday was a quiet day, with none of the foolishness (but agreeable foolishness) with damper competitions,​ fire-lighting or billy boiling races which have enlivened other Reunion Sundays. People talked much, bathed considerably,​ talked more, and ate, and took the sun, and talked, and Woods Creek was a lovely place to be, with its smooth river, its nice trees, its many happy folk. 
 + 
 +Quite suddenly, about four o'​clock,​ there was no one left. True to walker tradition, there was exceedingly little evidence that almost 150 people had camped there. One might fairly quote that lovely little verse of Kath McKay'​s,​ which ends: 
 + 
 +"​Sufficient if we leave no hurt to mar\\ 
 +earth'​s face or man's; but only where we lived\\ 
 +may there be sunlight, and such sense of peace\\ 
 +that wanderers who come upon the place\\ 
 +must pause and say: "Someone was happy here"​. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Report On The March Meeting Of The Federation Of Bushwalking Clubs.===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
-NATIONAL SPORTS' ​FORUM: The National Fitness Council ​not the meeting of the'​r0-87-7rum ​on March 17/19th. Paul Barnes and Allan Spratt were appointed to represent the Federation. + 
-NATIONAL TRUST reported ​that it had taken over the guardianship of the nesting sea birds and the seals on Montagu Island, ​miles off Narooma. +===National Sports' ​Forum:=== 
-RANGER ​ PATROL wrote suggesting that since the Bushwalking Movement had undertaken fire patrols in the National Park with some measure of success, individual bushwalkers might care to continue the good work by joining in the patrols organised by the Ranger Patrol for policing the Fauna and Wildflower Acts. Interested people should contact Mr. Ken Roberts at 3 Richmond Avenue, Cremorne. + 
-BOUDDI NATURAL PARK: MrA.W. Dingeldei has been appointed to the 717177--TEls g177Ffour ​bushwalker trustees out of seven. +The National Fitness Council ​notified ​the meeting of the 1953 Forum on March 17/19th. Paul Barnes and Allan Spratt were appointed to represent the Federation. 
-AUSTRALIAN SECRETARIAT OF BUSHWALKING INTERESTS: Letters are being + 
-forwarded ​E777-1777=7777Tin airgITOrt ​to discover opinion on +===National Trust:=== 
-this matter. The Secretary of Federation would like to know the address of the Western ​Au6tralian ​body. Please contact Stan Cottier, 287 Forest Road, Kirrawee, if you can help. + 
-BUSHFIRE BULLETINS: The President of Federation has written to Busa7777METEEFF ​asking that copies of the Bulletins be forwarded to the Secretary of each affiliated Club. +Reported ​that it had taken over the guardianship of the nesting sea birds and the seals on Montagu Island, ​6 1/2 miles off Narooma. 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE WEEKEND: This has been arranged for the weekend ​Va7-771-7=7F77-TEFUF-Tarties ​will leave Waterfall on the Friday night and "get lost" west of waterfall and north of Woronora Dam. Search parties will assemble at 9.30 at Waterfall Station when the search organisation will be arranged. Police co-operation is thought possible. The rendezvous for the assembly of "found parties"​ and searchers will be Lake Eckersley and persons unable to take part in the search will be welcome to attend the "​follow-up"​ work to be held + 
-16. +===Ranger Patrol:​=== 
-at the Lake on Saturday night and Sunday. This will include a talk on First Aid and a general summary of the search. The organisers of the weekend would like to have volunteers for the "lost parties"​ and some indication of numbers for the Searchers and those attending the assembly after the search.+ 
 +Wrote suggesting that since the Bushwalking Movement had undertaken fire patrols in the National Park with some measure of success, individual bushwalkers might care to continue the good work by joining in the patrols organised by the Ranger Patrol for policing the Fauna and Wildflower Acts. Interested people should contact Mr. Ken Roberts at 3 Richmond Avenue, Cremorne. 
 + 
 +===Bouddi Natural Park:=== 
 + 
 +Mr A.W. Dingeldei has been appointed to the Trust. this gives four bushwalker trustees out of seven. 
 + 
 +===Australian Secretariat Of Bushwalking Interests:=== 
 + 
 +Letters are being forwarded ​to the various States in an effort ​to discover opinion on this matter. The Secretary of Federation would like to know the address of the Western ​Australian ​body. Please contact Stan Cottier, 287 Forest Road, Kirrawee, if you can help. 
 + 
 +===Bushfire Bulletins:=== 
 + 
 +The President of Federation has written to Bushfire Committee ​asking that copies of the Bulletins be forwarded to the Secretary of each affiliated Club. 
 + 
 +===Search And Rescue Weekend:=== 
 + 
 +This has been arranged for the weekend ​May 2nd and 3rd. Three parties ​will leave Waterfall on the Friday night and "get lost" west of waterfall and north of Woronora Dam. Search parties will assemble at 9.30 at Waterfall Station when the search organisation will be arranged. Police co-operation is thought possible. The rendezvous for the assembly of "found parties"​ and searchers will be Lake Eckersley and persons unable to take part in the search will be welcome to attend the "​follow-up"​ work to be held at the Lake on Saturday night and Sunday. This will include a talk on First Aid and a general summary of the search. The organisers of the weekend would like to have volunteers for the "lost parties"​ and some indication of numbers for the Searchers and those attending the assembly after the search. 
 Several excellent pieces of propaganda engineered by the Search and Rescue have been broadcast over National and Commercial Radios. Newspaper notices will appear later as Easter draws closer. Several excellent pieces of propaganda engineered by the Search and Rescue have been broadcast over National and Commercial Radios. Newspaper notices will appear later as Easter draws closer.
-BUSHWALKER BALL: Further investigation by the Committee has shown TEET-77777.777n ​Town Hall could be procured in the months of August and September on some Monday nights at a lower figure. The Convener of the Committee is to inspect the halls and to make a suitable booking. + 
-CHRISTMAS CARDS: The possibility of producing a special ​Bushwalknr 7EFITTEK=rd ​is to be investigated. +===Bushwalker Ball:=== 
-BUSHWALKER MAGAZINE: Quotes have been procured for the production of 1777767FIFever, we still need a Business Manager and an Editor. The Federation would be pleased to hear from any volunteers. + 
-Did you hear how the newest member of the Motorised Section found trouble in jacking-up his car the other day? After expending much sweat.he found his door handle locked under the rail of the fence. The fence got quite a lift out of it. The d000r, ​handle was not  improved.+Further investigation by the Committee has shown that Paddington ​Town Hall could be procured in the months of August and September on some Monday nights at a lower figure. The Convener of the Committee is to inspect the halls and to make a suitable booking. 
 + 
 +===Christmas Cards:=== 
 + 
 +The possibility of producing a special ​Bushwalker Christmas Card is to be investigated. 
 + 
 +===Bushwalker Magazine:=== 
 + 
 +Quotes have been procured for the production of this magazine. However, we still need a Business Manager and an Editor. The Federation would be pleased to hear from any volunteers. 
 + 
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 + 
 +Did you hear how the newest member of the Motorised Section found trouble in jacking-up his car the other day? After expending much sweat he found his door handle locked under the rail of the fence. The fence got quite a lift out of it. The door handle was not  improved. 
 + 
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-On the Thursday ​'before Easter Dorothy ​Hasludk cam very close to joining those uninhibited souls who have pulled the communication cord of a train. At Tallong her carriage overran the platformand while she was going overboard the train resumed its journey, ​-so Dorothy-gmartly.clambered back into her compartment and looked for the alarm signal; but - horror - it was one Of. those gadgets trapped in a case where you must break the glass. ​Dora:​thy ​decided the gesture would be too dramatic, went on to Marulan and returned in the brake van of an up bound goods train. +On the Thursday before Easter Dorothy ​Hasluck came very close to joining those uninhibited souls who have pulled the communication cord of a train. At Tallong her carriage overran the platform and while she was going overboard the train resumed its journey, so Dorothy ​smartly ​clambered back into her compartment and looked for the alarm signal; but - horror - it was one of those gadgets trapped in a case where you must break the glass. ​Dorothy ​decided the gesture would be too dramatic, went on to Marulan and returned in the brake van of an up bound goods train. 
-  + 
-On the weekend 28/29th March four members took part in a search for a bit of a Qantas Skymaster which had dropped off 'near Gas ford.  After some hours of probing in jungle stuff with visibility about 20 yards the authorities decided to let it stay where it was. +---- 
-DE + 
-Summer is gone aid Winter is on the way. +On the weekend 28/29th March four members took part in a search for a bit of a Qantas Skymaster which had dropped off near Gosford.  After some hours of probing in jungle stuff with visibility about 20 yards the authorities decided to let it stay where it was. 
-Imaymomm ​+ 
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 + 
 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
 + 
 +Summer is gone and Winter is on the way. 
 + 
 It has been a season of lush growth and many gaps left by drought or bush fire have been healed or at least covered up. Summer is over but I hardly expected to see in mid March a brave show of Crowea Saligna (or Eriostemon Crowei if you like it better that way). There it was in Davidson Park, not just one here and there, but masses of it. I'm still wondering if it is late for last season or early for next. It has been a season of lush growth and many gaps left by drought or bush fire have been healed or at least covered up. Summer is over but I hardly expected to see in mid March a brave show of Crowea Saligna (or Eriostemon Crowei if you like it better that way). There it was in Davidson Park, not just one here and there, but masses of it. I'm still wondering if it is late for last season or early for next.
-For those amphibian walkers Who dabble in canoeing -Paddy has good news. Five foot one piece oregon canoe paddles are available at 10/- each. They are disposal paddles so cannot be repeated. Just the shot for rough trips where the paddle is used as much for pushing off from rocks as for paddling. You cantt afford to. be without a spare paddle at such a price. Ten bob each, ladies and gents: 
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-And for those misguided people thespaeliologists (who forsake their birth-: right of sun and4Lnd. and clear blue Sky and poke around in subterranean darkness) Paddy has-headlamp torches at 20/- and 17/6d. (complete with batteries). The latter has an extra large battery. Normal walkers find these torches handy for' ​ inspecting the stew when cooking in the dark. 
-10 44 
-P PAWN Lightweight Camp Gear 
-20i CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY 
-M2678 
  
 +For those amphibian walkers who dabble in canoeing Paddy has good news. Five foot one piece oregon canoe paddles are available at 10/- each. They are disposal paddles so cannot be repeated. Just the shot for rough trips where the paddle is used as much for pushing off from rocks as for paddling. You can't afford to be without a spare paddle at such a price. Ten bob each, ladies and gents!
 +
 +And for those misguided people the spaeliologists (who forsake their birth-right of sun and wind and clear blue Sky and poke around in subterranean darkness) Paddy has headlamp torches at 20/- and 17/6d (complete with batteries). The latter has an extra large battery. Normal walkers find these torches handy for  inspecting the stew when cooking in the dark.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St Sydney. M2678.
 +
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