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 Of course, some move to counter the unhappy position was desirable and the experiment is a worth-while one, but we should not promise ourselves miraculous results. Of course, some move to counter the unhappy position was desirable and the experiment is a worth-while one, but we should not promise ourselves miraculous results.
  
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 ===To our readers:=== ===To our readers:===
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 For the November General Meeting, held on an evening of incredible stuffiness, quite a fresh breeze of debate blew through the torpid air: about 50 members were there, and Allen Strom occupied the chair, tendering the apologies of the President, who was unavoidably absent. In correspondence we learned sundry things, that several belated subscriptions had been received, and members restored: while others had successfully scaled themselves down to non-active status. There were circulars from Brian Harvey advertising two forms of insurance available to bushwalkers - a personal policy to cover costs incurred by injury in the bush, and a special camera policy: and there was an advertisement from a firm recommending "​Dimph"​ for our mosquito and sandfly repellent. For the November General Meeting, held on an evening of incredible stuffiness, quite a fresh breeze of debate blew through the torpid air: about 50 members were there, and Allen Strom occupied the chair, tendering the apologies of the President, who was unavoidably absent. In correspondence we learned sundry things, that several belated subscriptions had been received, and members restored: while others had successfully scaled themselves down to non-active status. There were circulars from Brian Harvey advertising two forms of insurance available to bushwalkers - a personal policy to cover costs incurred by injury in the bush, and a special camera policy: and there was an advertisement from a firm recommending "​Dimph"​ for our mosquito and sandfly repellent.
  
-Conservation Secretary Tom Moppett produced several letters, one concerning further dealings with the Blue Mountains Flora aad Fauna Protection Society, which was now angling for dedication of the central part of the Blue Mountains as a reserve: another from the Conservation Department acknowledging our information about timber cutting in Mark Morton, and stating that the foresters had found a penetration of 2-chains depth into the Reserve, which had been halted. The Minister for Lands had declined to alter the proposed boundaries of National Park and Garawarra.+Conservation Secretary Tom Moppett produced several letters, one concerning further dealings with the Blue Mountains Flora and Fauna Protection Society, which was now angling for dedication of the central part of the Blue Mountains as a reserve: another from the Conservation Department acknowledging our information about timber cutting in Mark Morton, and stating that the foresters had found a penetration of 2-chains depth into the Reserve, which had been halted. The Minister for Lands had declined to alter the proposed boundaries of National Park and Garawarra.
  
 After the Federation Report, Allen Strom called for volunteers to patrol the Bouddi Park, and we came to General Business, the first item being presented by Tom Moppett on behalf of the Walks Secretary. After the Federation Report, Allen Strom called for volunteers to patrol the Bouddi Park, and we came to General Business, the first item being presented by Tom Moppett on behalf of the Walks Secretary.
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 =====A New Pass From The Grose.===== =====A New Pass From The Grose.=====
  
-In the "​Annual"​ magazine of 1935 (in the days when S.B.W. produced an Annual magazine, and before Federation virtually took over this phase), there was an article by Marie Byles describing the first ascent by bushwalkers of the gap known as "​Walford'​s Pass", about 5 miles down the Grose from Blue Gum, and about two miles east from Mount Hay. Since that time several parties of walkers have made their way out from teh Grose by this route, passing by Mt. Hay and so back to Leura. Marie also remarked that, though various parties had explored widely, no other pass from the Grose to the tops had been located between Lockley'​s Pylon and Walford'​s route.+In the "​Annual"​ magazine of 1935 (in the days when S.B.W. produced an Annual magazine, and before Federation virtually took over this phase), there was an article by Marie Byles describing the first ascent by bushwalkers of the gap known as "​Walford'​s Pass", about 5 miles down the Grose from Blue Gum, and about two miles east from Mount Hay. Since that time several parties of walkers have made their way out from the Grose by this route, passing by Mt. Hay and so back to Leura. Marie also remarked that, though various parties had explored widely, no other pass from the Grose to the tops had been located between Lockley'​s Pylon and Walford'​s route.
  
 Well, evidently there is another way out from the Grose, for John White and a small party went that way in September of this year. Apparently their course was by a gully somewhat higher up the river than Walford'​s route: nor were they the first to negotiate it, as they found the marks of nailed boots on some of the rocks, and this led them to believe they were actually on the pass described by Marie and known to other members. __However__,​ John White does not recommend this way to people with indifferent nerves, as some rather ticklish rock climbing was involved. It would be interesting to learn who preceded them. Well, evidently there is another way out from the Grose, for John White and a small party went that way in September of this year. Apparently their course was by a gully somewhat higher up the river than Walford'​s route: nor were they the first to negotiate it, as they found the marks of nailed boots on some of the rocks, and this led them to believe they were actually on the pass described by Marie and known to other members. __However__,​ John White does not recommend this way to people with indifferent nerves, as some rather ticklish rock climbing was involved. It would be interesting to learn who preceded them.
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 New park suggested opposite Children'​s Hospital. New park suggested opposite Children'​s Hospital.
  
-===Hyde Park amenities ​bulding:===+===Hyde Park amenities ​building:===
  
 City Council yielded to pressure by the Movement and others, to demolish the partly erected building in the park facing College Street, and place it underground. City Council yielded to pressure by the Movement and others, to demolish the partly erected building in the park facing College Street, and place it underground.
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 ===P.S.A.A.A. athletic field at Parramatta:​=== ===P.S.A.A.A. athletic field at Parramatta:​===
  
-The Movement is endeavouring ​ro have a 3-acre area at the cornre ​of Hassell and Harris Streets developed as a playing field.+The Movement is endeavouring ​to have a 3-acre area at the corner ​of Hassell and Harris Streets developed as a playing field.
  
 ===Gymea park proposal:​=== ===Gymea park proposal:​===
  
-The Movement induced Sutherland Shire Council to ask the Housing Commission to make available for park purposes a 3-acre area at Gynea, which local residents wanted for a park.+The Movement induced Sutherland Shire Council to ask the Housing Commission to make available for park purposes a 3-acre area at Gymea, which local residents wanted for a park.
  
 ===Harbord:​=== ===Harbord:​===
  
-The Minister for the Army informed the Movement that, following on representations from Warringah Shire Council, Manly Council, and the Movenent, he has instructed the Army authorities not to tae for an observation post, an area of 10 acres at Harbord, which is wanted for a playing field for new Boys' and Girls' High Schools.+The Minister for the Army informed the Movement that, following on representations from Warringah Shire Council, Manly Council, and the Movement, he has instructed the Army authorities not to take for an observation post, an area of 10 acres at Harbord, which is wanted for a playing field for new Boys' and Girls' High Schools.
  
 ===Quarantine Station, North Head:=== ===Quarantine Station, North Head:===
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 Gymea Bay, Gymea Bay,
 November, 3rd 1953. November, 3rd 1953.
-The Editor, + 
-'The Sydney Bushwalker"​. +"The Editor, ​"The Sydney Bushwalker"​. 
-Dear Sir: + 
-Newshas it that protests against the taking of timber from the Morton Primitive Area via the dedication of the Area as a Flora Reserve under the control of the Forestry Commission have so far averted the consummation of the deed. Authority has been shown that quite a number ​nf folk do not agree that the Forestry Commission should be given a free hand on the "say so" of some of its officers. I feel that Ministers and Under Secretaries can be quite out of touch with the knowledge that an area is widely used for recreation and that those that use it are very opposed to having it destroyed by timber-getting. Letters from Societies and Clubs are often received as expressions of opinions by the writers themselves, but when numerous, more-or-less private citizens join in the correspondence,​ there is a greater need to sit up and tai m notice. +Dear Sir: 
-It is gratifying to know then, that our many friends have supported the appeal to authority published in the October Number of our journal; but we would be blindly optimistic if we thought the battle was won. May I renew the plea to your readers to be in it"? If they have already written, could they influence their friends to do likewise? The decision on the fate of Morton may now rest with the Department of Lands. Maybe your readers (whether they have'​lhelped ​or not) could ask the Minister and/or the Under Secretal, ​of that Department to use his influence in having the Area so dedicated that only an Act of Parliament could interfere with its primitive nature. We do not want Morton desecrated, nor do we want it left to "waste away"; it must be used, used by the Nation, + 
-in such a manner that it will remain for all time, an ecological unit of natural beauty.+News has it that protests against the taking of timber from the Morton Primitive Area via the dedication of the Area as a Flora Reserve under the control of the Forestry Commission have so far averted the consummation of the deed. Authority has been shown that quite a number ​of folk do not agree that the Forestry Commission should be given a free hand on the "say so" of some of its officers. I feel that Ministers and Under Secretaries can be quite out of touch with the knowledge that an area is widely used for recreation and that those that use it are very opposed to having it destroyed by timber-getting. Letters from Societies and Clubs are often received as expressions of opinions by the writers themselves, but when numerous, more-or-less private citizens join in the correspondence,​ there is a greater need to sit up and take notice. 
 + 
 +"It is gratifying to know then, that our many friends have supported the appeal to authority published in the October Number of our journal; but we would be blindly optimistic if we thought the battle was won. May I renew the plea to your readers ​"to be in it"? If they have already written, could they influence their friends to do likewise? The decision on the fate of Morton may now rest with the Department of Lands. Maybe your readers (whether they have helped ​or not) could ask the Minister and/or the Under Secretary ​of that Department to use his influence in having the Area so dedicated that only an Act of Parliament could interfere with its primitive nature. We do not want Morton desecrated, nor do we want it left to "waste away"; it must be used, used by the Nation, in such a manner that it will remain for all time, an ecological unit of natural beauty. 
 Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,
 +
 (Sgd.) Allen A. Strom. WE 2528." (Sgd.) Allen A. Strom. WE 2528."
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-LOWER KANGAROO AND LOWER SHOALELVEN RIVERS+---- 
-Data based on trip carried out July 31st, August ​lst/2nd/3rd, 1953.+ 
 +=====Lower Kangaroo And Lower Shoalhaven Rivers.===== 
 + 
 +Data based on trip carried out July 31st, August ​1st/2nd/3rd, 1953. 
 Route: Moss Vale - car to Sandy Creek - Meryla Pass - Yarrunga Ck. - Kangaroo River - Shoalhaven River - Budgong Creek and road to Bomaderry (Nowra). Route: Moss Vale - car to Sandy Creek - Meryla Pass - Yarrunga Ck. - Kangaroo River - Shoalhaven River - Budgong Creek and road to Bomaderry (Nowra).
 +
 The one-time coach road down Meryla Pass is in quite good condition, and makes easy walking. About 3/4-mile past the ford of Yarrunga Creek, we followed a side track down to the Kangaroo, which we crossed just below the junction of Yarrunga Creek. We followed down the south-east bank of the Kangaroo (the easiest bank as far as Bundanoon Creek), and camped at the junction of Kangaroo with Shoalhaven, having made about 13 miles for the day. The one-time coach road down Meryla Pass is in quite good condition, and makes easy walking. About 3/4-mile past the ford of Yarrunga Creek, we followed a side track down to the Kangaroo, which we crossed just below the junction of Yarrunga Creek. We followed down the south-east bank of the Kangaroo (the easiest bank as far as Bundanoon Creek), and camped at the junction of Kangaroo with Shoalhaven, having made about 13 miles for the day.
 +
 The following day we went down the Shoalhaven. Going for the first 1/2-mile on the north bank was bad, and we then crossed. Recommend crossing the rivers near the junction, and keeping to the southern bank of the Shoalhaven, which gives the best going most of the way. In all, we made six crossings to obtain the best going, but this would be influenced by the state of the river. At the beginning of August there had been three months of drought, but we could see debris thirty or forty feet above our heads in trees. After wet weather it is doubtful if the trip could be made, as the north bank of the Shoalhaven is the rougher. Provided the crossings can be made it is quite attractive walking over agreeable flats, with honeycombed cliffs, several hundred feet in height, rising on both sides of the valley. Crossings become less frequent after passing the junction of Yalwal Creek. We camped about 1/2-mile up Budgong Creek on the Sunday night, with about 12 miles covered for the day. The following day we went down the Shoalhaven. Going for the first 1/2-mile on the north bank was bad, and we then crossed. Recommend crossing the rivers near the junction, and keeping to the southern bank of the Shoalhaven, which gives the best going most of the way. In all, we made six crossings to obtain the best going, but this would be influenced by the state of the river. At the beginning of August there had been three months of drought, but we could see debris thirty or forty feet above our heads in trees. After wet weather it is doubtful if the trip could be made, as the north bank of the Shoalhaven is the rougher. Provided the crossings can be made it is quite attractive walking over agreeable flats, with honeycombed cliffs, several hundred feet in height, rising on both sides of the valley. Crossings become less frequent after passing the junction of Yalwal Creek. We camped about 1/2-mile up Budgong Creek on the Sunday night, with about 12 miles covered for the day.
-At the junction of Budgong Creek farms begin to appear on the side streams joining the Shoalhaven, and a few :miles below tidal influences commence. We walked out on the Monday by back roads to 
-11. 
-Bomaderry, and it would appear that similar roads lead out from Burner an the southern bank. The Yalwal military map, lacking in much detail, appears reasonably accurate in its road information and it seems probable that one could easily go out on the south side of the Shoalhaven by the track shown as leading into Yalwal Creek. From Budgong Creek it is about 13 miles by roads to Bomaderry. 
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-A CHRISTMAS GIFT.. 
-.  1.-ORTHWHILE  ​ 
-"YOUR DELIGHT"​...A DELICIOUS PACK GP GLACE PINEAPPLE PEARS APRICOTS CR/​ST/​ALLISED PINEAPPLE CUMQUATS FRUIT NOUGAT PAW PAW AND OTHER FRUITS - TWO SIZES 11/- and 14/- A '​PERFECT GIFT I 
-AND - FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CAMP - OR TRIP - OR JUST HOME .. 
-DRIED FRUITS ... APRICOTS PRUNES PEACHES STONELESS DATES TURKISH FIGS ALMONDS & RAISINS 
-SALTED & RAW PEANUTS PLAIN AND SALTED CASHEWS CHINESE GINGER - IN JARS IN SYRUP - OR CRYSTALLISED 
-ASSORTED NUTS FOR THE CHRISTMAS DAY TABLE APRICOT flOLL8F EATFLAIE AND RYEVITA BISCUITS 
-THE SANITARIUM HEALTH FOOD SHOP 
-13 HUNTER STREET, SYDNEY 
-A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOOD WALKING IN THE  NEW YEAR 
-TO ALL BUSHWALKERS I! 
  
-"They (Boy Scouts) are a pack of little monsters - each a practising juvenile delinquent"​. No - not quoted from one of our General Meetings but Clifton Webb in the film "​Mister Scoutmaster"​. (The foregoing ​doe._, ​not necessarily represent the views of this journal.) +At the junction of Budgong Creek farms begin to appear on the side streams joining the Shoalhaven, and a few miles below tidal influences commence. We walked out on the Monday by back roads to Bomaderry, and it would appear that similar roads lead out from Burrier on the southern bank. The Yalwal military map, lacking in much detail, appears reasonably accurate in its road information and it seems probable that one could easily go out on the south side of the Shoalhaven by the track shown as leading into Yalwal Creek. From Budgong Creek it is about 13 miles by roads to Bomaderry. 
-Home on the Range ... but the Range was the Rifle Range at Long Bay, FETTETWaytriFFers ​from Maroubra to La Perause ​on November 1st gave a passable re-enactment of the first wave of Marines going ashore on Iwo Jima when the machine guns opened up. Committee seemed to think it may be considered a test walk. The duo-leaders didn't stop running until they reached La Perbuse, where they joined a tram away ahead of their weaker followers. + 
-12. +---- 
-FOUR DILLS DUMPED IN 'DILLY BY DAM' ​DISPOSAL DINGHY. By "​Rudolf"​. + 
-All, what a fine day it was as I flowed between the majestic walls of the Burragorang Valley! Flowing between the tree-lined grassy banks I felt at peace with the world. There were no canoeists racing over me - no bushwalkers with hobnailed boots treading in me, no tourists throwing tins and rubbish at me - indeed, this seemed to be my lucky day. At my favourite rapid near Central Burragorang I laughed as I was thrown around by the rocks but, as I turned the bend my laughter changed to horror. There on the bank were four ridiculously clad creatures carrying a large one-man.dinghy. Yes, it was the R.A.A.B. (Royal Australian Assault Boat ) hLOVERDUCK"with four members of the S.B.W. (Sydney Blimp Wreckers). As I looked across her broad bow I saw on the bridge :- +"They (Boy Scouts) are a pack of little monsters - each a practising juvenile delinquent"​. No - not quoted from one of our General Meetings but Clifton Webb in the film "​Mister Scoutmaster"​. (The foregoing ​does not necessarily represent the views of this journal.) 
-Ken Angel - under-water expert and navigator + 
-Bob Abernethy - chief engineer and saboteur +---- 
-Brian Anderson - otherwise known as The Admiral"​ + 
-Jim Hooper - chief photographer and the man who couldn'​t stand wet pants. +__Home ​on the Range__... but the Range was the Rifle Range at Long Bay, and the day trippers ​from Maroubra to La Perouse ​on November 1st gave a passable re-enactment of the first wave of Marines going ashore on Iwo Jima when the machine guns opened up. Committee seemed to think it may be considered a test walk. The duo-leaders didn't stop running until they reached La Perouse, where they joined a tram away ahead of their weaker followers. 
-As the smashing of champagne bottles ended, RAAB LOVERDUCK was thrown into the water. With gear packed away in kero tins and a kit bag, the crew jumped aboard, and started on their mission "​Operation Loverduck"​. I can still see them,the way they laughed when the first rapid was passed successfully. Oh, what conceited confidence - I thought - just wait until they reach the next rap idIfll show them who's master. Down the rapid they go with the dinghy jumping up and down, but... hullo! Brian, who was rowing, has stopped, and grabbed the opposite rowlock ​-for support. I say, what a shameHe's knocked Jim overboard. Come, Mr. Hooper, you'll have to run faster than that to catch the dinghy... Oh dear, these clowns will never learn! + 
-Of course, I forgot to mention that every hour or so our glorified boatmen had to go ashore, empty the dinghy and pump it up. During the process air leaks were stopped with Bostick Rubber Solution, which also stopped some of the crew from going avenoard +---- 
-if they sat on enough of it. At last, after mu dh discussion, Ken and Jim came to the conclusion that Bob and Brian are hopeless as a pair so, as they race down the next rapid, Ken and Bob are at the oars .. well, for a while, when Bob seems to have taken the plunge. + 
-The sun was going down and the air becoming cooler so I thought that one more piece of b  was needed to put the crew of "​Loverduck"​ in the right mood before they camped. Having only suffered two mishaps (the departure of Bob and Jim into the water) they were feeling so confident that to survey the rapids in the turns seemed an unnecessary action. Well, I'll soon change that, I thought, what a surprise they'​ll get when they come around the bend into a rapid and find a bridge with only two feet clearance. Here they come - MY! what panic has broken out. It's the first time I've seen a bushwalker pull his head in, let alone four at once ... the dinghy is spinning around in the turbulent water but - curses! - they passed under without mishap. Ah, this is the sight I've waited all day to see. As Jim yells "Look out!" the dinghy hits a submerged tree. With +=====Four Dills Dumped In 'Dilly By Dam' ​Disposal Dinghy.===== 
-the force of the water the dinghy flies 1.11D on its side and four amazed faces are hurled into the water one by one. Like all ship + 
-stories, the Admiral hangs on to the last, but an unknown saboteur +By "​Rudolf"​. 
-rives the craft a final pull as he goes over, and the AdmirR1 ​follows his shipmates into the river. (How could you do such a thing, Bob?) + 
-Bob, Jim and Brian have appeared, but where'​s ​Kan? Trouble does not end at this stage for Ken. Bob, who catches up with one of the floating kero tins, hurls it on to the top of the upturned dinghy. Ken caught under the dinghy, receives the tin fair and square on'the head, with the result that a pair of feet, with Ken following them, fly out from underneath. These dare-devils of the dinghy sure look a sight - the fcoir of them shivering with the cold, waist deep in water, gear +Ah, what a fine day it was as I flowed between the majestic walls of the Burragorang Valley! Flowing between the tree-lined grassy banks I felt at peace with the world. There were no canoeists racing over me - no bushwalkers with hobnailed boots treading in me, no tourists throwing tins and rubbish at me - indeed, this seemed to be my lucky day. At my favourite rapid near Central Burragorang I laughed as I was thrown around by the rocks but, as I turned the bend my laughter changed to horror. There on the bank were four ridiculously clad creatures carrying a large one-man dinghy. Yes, it was the R.A.A.B. (Royal Australian Assault Boat ) "LOVERDUCK", ​with four members of the S.B.W. (Sydney Blimp Wreckers). As I looked across her broad bow I saw on the bridge:- 
-floating everywhere, and the dinghy upside down. Unable to take any more water work, camp is made for the night.+ 
 +  * Ken Angel - under-water expert and navigator 
 +  ​* ​Bob Abernethy - chief engineer and saboteur 
 +  ​* ​Brian Anderson - otherwise known as "The Admiral"​ 
 +  ​* ​Jim Hooper - chief photographer and the man who couldn'​t stand wet pants. 
 +  ​ 
 +As the smashing of champagne bottles ended, RAAB LOVERDUCK was thrown into the water. With gear packed away in kero tins and a kit bag, the crew jumped aboard, and started on their mission "​Operation Loverduck"​. I can still see them, the way they laughed when the first rapid was passed successfully. Oh, what conceited confidence - I thought - just wait until they reach the next rapidI'​ll ​show them who's master. Down the rapid they go with the dinghy jumping up and down, but... hullo! Brian, who was rowing, has stopped, and grabbed the opposite rowlock for support. I say, what a shameHe's knocked Jim overboard. Come, Mr. Hooper, you'll have to run faster than that to catch the dinghy... Oh dear, these clowns will never learn! 
 + 
 +Of course, I forgot to mention that every hour or so our glorified boatmen had to go ashore, empty the dinghy and pump it up. During the process air leaks were stopped with Bostick Rubber Solution, which also stopped some of the crew from going overboard ​if they sat on enough of it. At last, after much discussion, Ken and Jim came to the conclusion that Bob and Brian are hopeless as a pair so, as they race down the next rapid, Ken and Bob are at the oars... well, for a while, when Bob seems to have taken the plunge. 
 + 
 +The sun was going down and the air becoming cooler so I thought that one more piece of b... was needed to put the crew of "​Loverduck"​ in the right mood before they camped. Having only suffered two mishaps (the departure of Bob and Jim into the water) they were feeling so confident that to survey the rapids in the turns seemed an unnecessary action. Well, I'll soon change that, I thought, what a surprise they'​ll get when they come around the bend into a rapid and find a bridge with only two feet clearance. Here they come - MY! what panic has broken out. It's the first time I've seen a bushwalker pull his head in, let alone four at once... the dinghy is spinning around in the turbulent water but - curses! - they passed under without mishap. Ah, this is the sight I've waited all day to see. As Jim yells "Look out!" the dinghy hits a submerged tree. With the force of the water the dinghy flies up on its side and four amazed faces are hurled into the water one by one. Like all ship stories, the Admiral hangs on to the last, but an unknown saboteur ​gives the craft a final pull as he goes over, and the Admiral ​follows his shipmates into the river. (How could you do such a thing, Bob?) 
 + 
 +Bob, Jim and Brian have appeared, but where'​s ​Ken? Trouble does not end at this stage for Ken. Bob, who catches up with one of the floating kero tins, hurls it on to the top of the upturned dinghy. Ken caught under the dinghy, receives the tin fair and square on the head, with the result that a pair of feet, with Ken following them, fly out from underneath. These dare-devils of the dinghy sure look a sight - the four of them shivering with the cold, waist deep in water, gear floating everywhere, and the dinghy upside down. Unable to take any more water work, camp is made for the night. 
 As on any expedition, mutiny is always liable to break out amongst the crew. I fear that Bob's reasons for mutiny were poor but I suppose anyone would feel rebellious, standing around in wet clothing, unable to get dry clothing because of the ridiculous knot Ken had tied an the kit bag. Well, at last a fine meal of six green peas and half a cup of tea sweetened with sand, and the intrepid adventurers settled down for a night'​s sleep clad in warm T-shirts and shorts. Needless to say, little or no sleep was had by all. As on any expedition, mutiny is always liable to break out amongst the crew. I fear that Bob's reasons for mutiny were poor but I suppose anyone would feel rebellious, standing around in wet clothing, unable to get dry clothing because of the ridiculous knot Ken had tied an the kit bag. Well, at last a fine meal of six green peas and half a cup of tea sweetened with sand, and the intrepid adventurers settled down for a night'​s sleep clad in warm T-shirts and shorts. Needless to say, little or no sleep was had by all.
-IT  WILL COST YOU ONLY 9d A W77KEND ​  +
-TO INSURE YOURSELF AND YOUR CAMERA ON YOUR WALK +
-It isn't a question of whether you can afford it - +
-the question is - can you afford to be without it ? ? ? ? +
- ​.... +
-CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE +
-VALUE PREMIUM _ BENEFITS +
-5 7/6d . +
-15 10/-d Dpathby Accident.....2100 +
-25 12/6d Total Disablement......2,​100 +
-50 15/-d Partial Disablement..... 50 +
-75 17/6d Weekly Benefit whilst +
-100 or 20/-% Temporarily Disabled.... Z2 +
-over Medical Expenses.....3/​3/​0 +
-Covers on Australian Premium. ...... .....1/​2/​6 +
-Mainland & Tasmania Additional for Skiing +
-& New Zealand Risks ......... ..... 2/6 1 +
-AIRCRAFT TRAVEL INSURANCE 1. 2/- per 1,000 PER DAY +
-Other Insurances Effected and Supervised - +
-HOUSEHOLDERS COMPREHENSIVE FIRE MOTOR CAR WORKERS COMPENSATION PUBLIC RISK LOSS OF PROFITS +
-See Club. Manber +
-Brian G. Harvey,. 12 Mahratta Avenue, Wahroonga. JW1462 +
-14.+
 At the break of dawn my banks burst into action again as the four bodies prepared for the second day of the journey. Again there was a near crisis. It was discovered that Jim Hooper had eaten one more baked been than the rest, but owing to an oversight by the Admiral they were unable to make Jim walk the plank, so he was posted to the pumping room for five hours. At the break of dawn my banks burst into action again as the four bodies prepared for the second day of the journey. Again there was a near crisis. It was discovered that Jim Hooper had eaten one more baked been than the rest, but owing to an oversight by the Admiral they were unable to make Jim walk the plank, so he was posted to the pumping room for five hours.
-Many a tourist on the way to Bimlow was impressed by the sight of that dinghy and eight legs running down my shallow rapids. With only + 
-miles to go (4 hours dinghy time), tragedy befell this group of dead losses. In a wide open part of the river Admiral Anderson stood up in the boat to survey a rapid 150 yards ahead. As he did this, Bob looked at Jim, Jim looked at Ken - and the poor Admiral fell overboardAttempting to climb back into the dinghy the Admiral received a rude shock - trying to climb into the dinghy from the water has the effect of tipping it up, so the S.dmiral ​began the dangerous 30-yards swim (in a lifejacket) to shore, where the others picked him up. It would be bad luck for a voyager to fall overboard in the middle of the Pacific - one would have an awful long way to swim before getting back in.+Many a tourist on the way to Bimlow was impressed by the sight of that dinghy and eight legs running down my shallow rapids. With only 1 1/2 miles to go (4 hours dinghy time), tragedy befell this group of dead losses. In a wide open part of the river Admiral Anderson stood up in the boat to survey a rapid 150 yards ahead. As he did this, Bob looked at Jim, Jim looked at Ken - and the poor Admiral fell overboardAttempting to climb back into the dinghy the Admiral received a rude shock - trying to climb into the dinghy from the water has the effect of tipping it up, so the Admiral ​began the dangerous 30-yards swim (in a lifejacket) to shore, where the others picked him up. It would be bad luck for a voyager to fall overboard in the middle of the Pacific - one would have an awful long way to swim before getting back in. 
 At approximately 2.0 P.m. RAAB LOVERDUCK was pulled out of the tide at Bimlow, after the roughest trip it had ever undertaken. At approximately 2.0 P.m. RAAB LOVERDUCK was pulled out of the tide at Bimlow, after the roughest trip it had ever undertaken.
-Well, members of S.D.W. - you can see that dinghy transport is now quite the thing - so what about it. The crew of RJ.1AB ​LOVERDUCK will challenge any other crew, in a similar type craft, to a race from Bimlow to the Nepean River, via the Warragamba River. But, before you take up this challenge, remember you must have certain qualifications. Firstly, a craft similar to RAAB LOVERDUCK - a crew of bright, brainy, breezy boys and girls - but most of all, each crew member must be a Prize ratbag. + 
-CONGRATULATIONS TO : Elsa and Malcolm McGregor - a son, born November 17th. To be named Robert. +---- 
-Ruby and Bill Hall - a daughter - we understand born about mdd-November. + 
-Freda Dawborn (Newman), ​Whose marriage early in October was followed by a honeymoon trip to Western Australia +Well, members of S.B.W. - you can see that dinghy transport is now quite the thing - so what about it. The crew of RAAB LOVERDUCK will challenge any other crew, in a similar type craft, to a race from Bimlow to the Nepean River, via the Warragamba River. But, before you take up this challenge, remember you must have certain qualifications. Firstly, a craft similar to RAAB LOVERDUCK - a crew of bright, brainy, breezy boys and girls - but most of all, each crew member must be a Prize ratbag. 
-FEDERATION NOTES NOVEMBER.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====It Will Cost You Only 9d A Weekend...==== 
 + 
 +===To insure your camera on your walk.=== 
 + 
 +It isn't a question of whether you can afford it - 
 +the question is - can you afford to be without it?? 
 + 
 +|Camera & Photographic Gear| |Personal Accident Insurance| | 
 +|Value|Premium|Benefits| | 
 +|£5|7/​6d|Death by Accident|£100| 
 +|£15|10/​-d|Total Disablement|£100| 
 +|£25|12/​6d|Partial Disablement|£50| 
 +|£50|15/​-d|Weekly Benefit whilst temporarily Disabled|£2| 
 +|£75|17/​6d|Medical Expenses|£3/​3/​0| 
 +|£100 or over|20/-%| | | 
 +|Covers on Australian Mainland & Tasmania & New Zealand Risks| |Premium|£1/​2/​6| 
 +| | |Additional for Skiing|£2/​6| 
 +|Aircraft travel insurance|2/​- per £1,000 per day| | | 
 + 
 +Other Insurances Effected and Supervised - 
 + 
 +Householders Comprehensive - Fire - Motor Car - Workers Compensation - Public risk - Loss of profits. 
 + 
 +See Club Member Brian G. Harvey, 12 Mahratta Avenue, Wahroonga. JW1462. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +====Congratulations To:-==== 
 + 
 +Elsa and Malcolm McGregor - a son, born November 17th. To be named Robert. 
 + 
 +Ruby and Bill Hall - a daughter - we understand born about mid-November. 
 + 
 +Freda Dawborn (Newman), ​whose marriage early in October was followed by a honeymoon trip to Western Australia
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Federation Notes - November.===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
 +
 The Bulletin"​ (Newspaper) is preparing an Australian Encyclopaedia of Sport and has asked the Federation to supply certain information concerning bushwalking. The Bulletin"​ (Newspaper) is preparing an Australian Encyclopaedia of Sport and has asked the Federation to supply certain information concerning bushwalking.
-COLONG CAVES: The Rover Ramblers/ Club supplied information concerning shooting within the sanctuary associated with the Oolong ​Caves. An affiliated Club will be contacted on the matter. + 
-15. +===Colong Caves:=== 
- SEITPHIAND RESCUE SECTION: The resignation of Tom Wardhaugh from the pOsition ​of Secretary of the Section was reported. + 
-RUBBISH ON PUBLIC RESERVES: The Parks and Playgrounds Movement has EFFE-775=77TE7 ​matter of clearing rubbish from Public Reserves. The Movement would like to know whether Bushwalkers would care to assist with clearing work if Councils or Trustees provided vehicles. +The Rover Ramblers/ Club supplied information concerning shooting within the sanctuary associated with the Colong ​Caves. An affiliated Club will be contacted on the matter. 
-MORTON PRIMITIVE AREA: Quite a lot of support was given to the appeal ​For protests to be made against the declaration of Morton Primitive Area as a Flora Reserve under the Control of the Forestry Commission. The matter has been quietened down, probably to be carried on behind the scenes. Clubs are therefore asked not to let up; every available ​Person ​should let the Departments of Land End Conservation know that the only way to give satisfaction is by making Morton secure from the timber getting. + 
-BOUDDI NATURAL PiEK: Encroachments are taking place on the northern +===Search and Rescue Section:=== 
-'​notions ​of the Park (between Little and McMaster'​s Beaches). The + 
-Trust (which has four bushwalker representatives out of seven members) needs more volunteers for patrols. These patrols keep the Trust informed on conditions within the Park, assist with clearing and cleaning at campsites and along tracks and spread propaganda for +The resignation of Tom Wardhaugh from the position ​of Secretary of the Section was reported. 
-keeping the area primitive. This Park was created by the efforts of + 
-bushwalkers and as we receive very little financial assistance from the Government, we need all the help that is possible. +===Rubbish on public reserves:=== 
-BUNGONIA GORGE: An interview has been held with the Chief Inspector ​777=57-717 ​the subject of having the Gorge declared a National Monument. Two geologists are at present conducting a survey in the area, after which some decision on the Department of Mines' attitude may be expected. + 
-KARIONG PROJECT: Frequent surveys of the area proposed are being rnadecTETTFE-77inited ​to join these and to bring along persons whom they think might be interested in the work. Details from A. Strom at WB2528 or UA2983. +The Parks and Playgrounds Movement has been considering the matter of clearing rubbish from Public Reserves. The Movement would like to know whether Bushwalkers would care to assist with clearing work if Councils or Trustees provided vehicles. 
-BEECROFT PENINSULA: Report that portion of the Peninsula may be + 
-suITETTMEd ​is being investigated. +===Morton Primitive Area:=== 
-BUSHFIRE PATROLS organised ​by the Federation within the National and + 
-UHrawar==rial ​Parks have commenced. They have been well received +Quite a lot of support was given to the appeal ​for protests to be made against the declaration of Morton Primitive Area as a Flora Reserve under the Control of the Forestry Commission. The matter has been quietened down, probably to be carried on behind the scenes. Clubs are therefore asked not to let up; every available ​person ​should let the Departments of Land and Conservation know that the only way to give satisfaction is by making Morton secure from the timber getting. 
-by both Park authorities and the Sutherland Shire Bushf ire Fighting + 
-Organisation which has undertaken to assist with fighting fires within +===Bouddi Natural Park:=== 
-the National Park. All fires within the Shire (including the National Park) should be reported to LB2511 (continuous service). For further details and for those who wish to volunteer for patrols, ring Paul Barnes, UB1351. + 
-Reports that a Stock Route is being cut into Iduffba ​Valley from near the Queen Victoria Homes will be the subject of enquiry to the Blue +Encroachments are taking place on the northern ​sections ​of the Park (between Little and McMaster'​s Beaches). The Trust (which has four bushwalker representatives out of seven members) needs more volunteers for patrols. These patrols keep the Trust informed on conditions within the Park, assist with clearing and cleaning at campsites and along tracks and spread propaganda for keeping the area primitive. This Park was created by the efforts of bushwalkers and as we receive very little financial assistance from the Government, we need all the help that is possible. 
-Mountains Shire Council relevant to the Blue Mountains National Park Proposal. + 
-THE SEARCH POR URANITON +===Bungonia Gorge:=== 
-Ever used a Geiger counter? They'​re cute things. When switched ​an they give a pleasant little hum with little clicks coming at random. The clicks are caused by cosmic particles coming in from outer space - Romantic, isn't it. When uranium is about, however, the Geiger counter goes frantic - clicketty click - click click. It's as simple as that! + 
-Paddy (ever to the fore with such Bushwalkers'​ necessities) can hii,e you one 2,3.10.0 first week and Z2.10.0 each week thereafter. If you insist on buying one Paddy will oblige.+An interview has been held with the Chief Inspector ​of Mines on the subject of having the Gorge declared a National Monument. Two geologists are at present conducting a survey in the area, after which some decision on the Department of Mines' attitude may be expected. 
 + 
 +===Kariong project:=== 
 + 
 +Frequent surveys of the area proposed are being madeMembers are invited ​to join these and to bring along persons whom they think might be interested in the work. Details from A. Strom at WB2528 or UA2983. 
 + 
 +===Beecroft Peninsula:=== 
 + 
 +Report that portion of the Peninsula may be subdivided ​is being investigated. 
 + 
 + 
 +===Bushfire Patrols:​=== 
 + 
 +Organised ​by the Federation within the National and Garrawarra National ​Parks have commenced. They have been well received by both Park authorities and the Sutherland Shire Bushfire ​Fighting Organisation which has undertaken to assist with fighting fires within the National Park. All fires within the Shire (including the National Park) should be reported to LB2511 (continuous service). For further details and for those who wish to volunteer for patrols, ring Paul Barnes, UB1351. 
 + 
 +Reports that a Stock Route is being cut into Kedumba ​Valley from near the Queen Victoria Homes will be the subject of enquiry to the Blue Mountains Shire Council relevant to the Blue Mountains National Park Proposal. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=====Paddy Made.===== 
 + 
 +===The search for uranium.=== 
 + 
 +Ever used a Geiger counter? They'​re cute things. When switched ​on they give a pleasant little hum with little clicks coming at random. The clicks are caused by cosmic particles coming in from outer space - Romantic, isn't it. When uranium is about, however, the Geiger counter goes frantic - clicketty click - click click. It's as simple as that! 
 + 
 +Paddy (ever to the fore with such Bushwalkers'​ necessities) can hire you one £3.10.0 first week and £2.10.0 each week thereafter. If you insist on buying one Paddy will oblige. 
 All good wishes folks for Christmas. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all men henceforth and for ever more. All good wishes folks for Christmas. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all men henceforth and for ever more.
-PADD PAWN 
-Lightweight Camp Gear 
-20i CASTLE REACH St SYDNEY 
-M2678 
  
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St Sydney. M2678.
 +
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