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 +=====Down In The Forest....====
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 +.... were 31 members of S.B.W., some willing assistants from Y.M.C.A., and 2nd Bexley Scouts, who happened to be in Blue Gum: one chain block; one engine-driven drill: 2 axes: 2 mattocks: one cross cut saw: one fettler'​s fork: and several plugs of gelignite. All this on the weekend 25/26th April, so if this report seems brief considering the effort expended and work achieved, it is only because time is a limitation. We shall be glad to have gossip pars etc. for the June issue.
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 +A few went down the pass on Friday night, but the majority of the main party camped at the top, rose at 6 a.m., toted the terrific weight down the 2,000 feet of Perry'​s and breakfasted in the forest. Some of the girls had packs of 40-50 lbs. on that descend, and the men about 70 lbs, with Colin Putt shouldering the chain block (about 100 lbs.). Others came in throughout Saturday and by late afternoon the whole labour force was in the field.
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 +The two main features of the job were to build a dam, or silt pack (a wall against which water-borne silt, rock and timber will pile up, gradually becoming fairly impervious to water) extending from the north bank across the main flow of the Grose: and digging a diversion channel to take the current - more and more over the weeks as the dam becomes effective. A fallen tree, about 70 feet long, was manoeuvered into position with the chain block, keyed against the bank at one end, and against a river oak and fallen timbers in mid-channel at the other. This took a party much of Saturday, and the final placing was done in the dawn of Sunday. Meantime another party cut sections of log to be braced against the tree, side by side, to form the main wall, and these were stacked on Sunday morning: further logs were cut and jammed under the downstream side, and rubble and branches piled against the upstream side.
  
-DOWN IN THE FOREST  ​ 
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-  were 31 members of S.B.W., some willing assistants from Y.M.C.A., and 2nd Bexley Scouts, who happened to be in Blue Gum: one chain block; one engine-driven drill: 2 axes: 2 mattocks: one cross cut saw: one fettler'​s fork: and several plugs of gelignite. All this on the weekend 25/26th April, so if this report seems brief considering the effort expended and work achieved, it is only because time is a limitation. We shall be glad to have gossip pars etc. for the June issue. 
-A few went down the pass on Friday night, but the majority of the main party camped at the top, rose at 6 a.m., toted the terrific weight down the 2,000 feet of Perry'​s and breakfasted in the forest. Some of the girls had packs of 40-50 lbs. on that descend, and the men about 70 lbs, with Colin Putt shouldering the chain block (about 100 lbs.). Others came in throughout Saturday aad by late afternoon the whole labour force was in the field. 
-The two main features of the job were to build a dam, or silt pack (a wall against which water-borne silt, rock aid timber will pile up, gradually becoming fairly impervious to water) extending from the north bank across the main flow of the Grose: and digging a diversion channel to take the current - more aid"​more over the weeks as the dam becomes effective. A fallen tree, about 70 feet long, was manoeuvered into position with the chain bloak, keyed against the bank at one end, and against a river oak and fallen timbers in mid-channel at the other. This took a party much of Saturday, and the final placing was done in the dawn af Sunday. Meantime another party cut sections of log to be braced against the tree, side by side, to form. the main wall, and these were stacked -on Sunday morning: further logs were cut and jammed under the downstream side, and rubble and branches piled against the upstream side. 
 Another party cut out the diversion channel, some 120 feet long: this had been opened by noon on Saturday, and at the close of that day's work was taking about one-third of the total flow. After a large, rotting log, almost buried in shingle, had been blasted and cut and moved against the south bank to prevent erosion there, the flow along the diversion increased to about 40% of the total stream, the remainder filtering through interstices in the silt pack. Another party cut out the diversion channel, some 120 feet long: this had been opened by noon on Saturday, and at the close of that day's work was taking about one-third of the total flow. After a large, rotting log, almost buried in shingle, had been blasted and cut and moved against the south bank to prevent erosion there, the flow along the diversion increased to about 40% of the total stream, the remainder filtering through interstices in the silt pack.
-Yeoman service came from the girls who, in addition to building temporary stone weirs, and tossing stones against the main wall, collected piles of the tins littering the Forest floor, cooked the meals, and provided vast quantitiek: ​of tea for the smokos. + 
-All the objectives of the working bee were carriedout. We are now at the mercy of the Grose. If the River behaves fairly normally, with only minor floodings, there see n,9 every possibility of success: +Yeoman service came from the girls who, in addition to building temporary stone weirs, and tossing stones against the main wall, collected piles of the tins littering the Forest floor, cooked the meals, and provided vast quantities ​of tea for the smokos. 
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-of course, a major flooding, before the silt pack has become established,​ may be a disaster. If this happens it would be tY.e most valiant failure in this Club's conservation efforts. If it does succeed, it will be our most constructive effort in conservation for many a year. +All the objectives of the working bee were carried out. We are now at the mercy of the Grose. If the River behaves fairly normally, with only minor floodings, there seems every possibility of success: of course, a major flooding, before the silt pack has become established,​ may be a disaster. If this happens it would be the most valiant failure in this Club's conservation efforts. If it does succeed, it will be our most constructive effort in conservation for many a year. 
-PEDERATION NOTES APRIL MEETING.+ 
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 +=====Federation Notes - April Meeting.===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
 +
 A compass and a sum of money has been found between Breakfast Creek and Carlon'​s. Owner please contact Stan Cottier, Forest Road, Kirrawee. A compass and a sum of money has been found between Breakfast Creek and Carlon'​s. Owner please contact Stan Cottier, Forest Road, Kirrawee.
-Notebook found near -TugloW ​Caves with detail of survey of the caves. Owner please contact Paddy Pallin. + 
-OP STREAMS ​(in particular, NattaiKedumba and ;ox's) by Town sewage. This matter was discussed in response to a letter from Paddy Pallin who asked that Councils concerned be requested to take steps to prevent pollution. Federation decided that such action was waste of time as Councils already contended that the treatment of sewage effluents was satisfactory. +Notebook found near Tuglow ​Caves with detail of survey of the caves. Owner please contact Paddy Pallin. 
-The attention of Federation was drawn to-a Current Series ​ofdrawings ​in some Public School Magazines. These gave admirable advice on "Bush Safety"​. The Federation will commend the Department of Education on this work. + 
-FEDERATION REUNION ​1953: Favourable comment was made concerning the organisation of the Reunion and Campfire. The attendanbe ​was about 240. There were complaints of inconsiderate behaviour at an early hour. Regret was expressed for this; the matter will be again ventilated prior to the -.Reunion, ​195L +===Pollution of Streams:​=== 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE 1LEEKEND, ​May/2/3rd proceeding as planned ​aid FairT7T ​in previous report. It is expected that the Police will participate with transport and four members of the Cliff Rescue Squad. ​BUSHWALKERS,​ BALL: The'large hall at the Paddington Town Hall has  ​157C6HEooligd ​for l'​Ionday, September 14th. + 
-MEETINGS CF COMMITTEE: At the rooms of the Big Sister Movement, ​NEEEProor, Scott Chambers, Hosking Place, ​an Thursday,​May 7th: Social Committee 5.30 p.m., Mapping Section 8 p.m. Search and Rescue 6.30 p.m. +(in particular, NattaiKedumba and Cox's) by town sewage. This matter was discussed in response to a letter from Paddy Pallin who asked that Councils concerned be requested to take steps to prevent pollution. Federation decided that such action was waste of time as Councils already contended that the treatment of sewage effluents was satisfactory. 
-NEWCASTLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE BUSHWALEERS: would like a copy of Current ​WETEg-775Eraime tita an invitation to join in. Secretary'​s address: Miss F.B. Walker, 42 George Street, North Lambton, + 
-YOUTH HOSTEL__MIDDLE RILL GARIE: Some discussion took place concern- +The attention of Federation was drawn to a Current Series ​of drawings ​in some Public School Magazines. These gave admirable advice on "Bush Safety"​. The Federation will commend the Department of Education on this work. 
-Hostel in the National Park at + 
-Garie. It was stated that the building at Little Marley was now being used as a National Fitness Camp and was no longer under thecontrol of the 'Youth Hostels Association. It was agreed that delegates should endeavour to obtain an expression of attitude from the Clubs concerning the erection of Hostels in National Parks. The matter will be further discussed at the May Meeting of Federation. +===Federation Reunion, ​1953:=== 
-And talking of records, we have it'on reliable authority that the party which arose at 6,3a..m.,.aLd.,lugged all the heaviest gear down Perry'​s to the Blue Gum working bee, included ... hush, no names .. but you try to rouse them out before 8 a.m. normally. + 
-POLLUTION +Favourable comment was made concerning the organisation of the Reunion and Campfire. The attendance ​was about 240. There were complaints of inconsiderate behaviour at an early hour. Regret was expressed for this; the matter will be again ventilated prior to the Reunion, ​1954. 
-,-fge* + 
-ivanisopismatly +===Search and Rescue Weekend:​=== 
-EEET TIM. + 
-T.",​IT:​). #9n1 +May 2/3rd proceeding as planned ​and notified ​in previous report. It is expected that the Police will participate with transport and four members of the Cliff Rescue Squad. ​ 
-r,;$ fv, + 
-6L:;^..X 1,6-46g6:010 +===Bushwalkers'​ Ball:=== 
-dte + 
-y+The large hall at the Paddington Town Hall has been booked ​for Monday, September 14th. 
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-6 6 +===Meeting of Committee:=== 
-400010104 + 
-Tim is Robert'​s Dog. Tim is a mongrel but like most mongs he is related to the best dogs in the district. He's a large dog - quite as big as Robert and he has a lot of sense. In fact most bushwalkers would thoroughly approve of his knowledge of the English language. His reaction to the word "​Dinner"​ would delight any walker'​s heart and his ecstatic ​lyaggings ​and barkings on hearing "Walk?' ​would be thoroughly approved by all the walking fraternity. He has one failing however (if such it be): he resolutely refuses to carry a pack. Any attempt to place a weight on his back is resisted by violent shaking and if this fails to dislodge the load he promptly sits down.+At the rooms of the Big Sister Movement, ​Sixth Floor, Scott'​s ​Chambers, Hosking Place, ​on Thursday, May 7th: Social Committee 5.30 p.m., Mapping Section 8 p.m. Search and Rescue 6.30 p.m. 
 + 
 +===Newcastle Technical College Bushwalkers:=== 
 + 
 +would like a copy of Current ​WWalks Programme with an invitation to join in. Secretary'​s address: Miss F.B. Walker, 42 George Street, North Lambton. 
 + 
 +===Youth Hostel, Middle Rill, Garie:=== 
 + 
 +Some discussion took place concerning the decision to erect a Youth Hostel in the National Park at Garie. It was stated that the building at Little Marley was now being used as a National Fitness Camp and was no longer under the control of the Youth Hostels Association. It was agreed that delegates should endeavour to obtain an expression of attitude from the Clubs concerning the erection of Hostels in National Parks. The matter will be further discussed at the May Meeting of Federation. 
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 +And talking of records, we have it on reliable authority that the party which arose at 6.3 a.m., and lugged all the heaviest gear down Perry'​s to the Blue Gum working bee, included... hush, no names... but you try to rouse them out before 8 a.m. normally. 
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 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
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 +Tim is Robert'​s Dog. Tim is a mongrel but like most mongs he is related to the best dogs in the district. He's a large dog - quite as big as Robert and he has a lot of sense. In fact most bushwalkers would thoroughly approve of his knowledge of the English language. His reaction to the word "​Dinner"​ would delight any walker'​s heart and his ecstatic ​waggings ​and barkings on hearing "Walk" ​would be thoroughly approved by all the walking fraternity. He has one failing however (if such it be): he resolutely refuses to carry a pack. Any attempt to place a weight on his back is resisted by violent shaking and if this fails to dislodge the load he promptly sits down. 
 Maybe if we were like Tim, covered with fur, and could exist on the contents of garbage tins or something similar we could get away on Bushwalks without packs, but alas! it is not so, and we do the next best thing and get a "​Paddymade"​. Maybe if we were like Tim, covered with fur, and could exist on the contents of garbage tins or something similar we could get away on Bushwalks without packs, but alas! it is not so, and we do the next best thing and get a "​Paddymade"​.
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-Lightweight Camp Gear 
-201 CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY 
-M2,678 
  
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St Sydney. M2678
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