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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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 =====Lower Kangaroo And Lower Shoalhaven Rivers.===== =====Lower Kangaroo And Lower Shoalhaven Rivers.=====
  
-Data based on trip carried out July 31st, August ​lst/2nd/3rd, 1953.+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).
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-__Home on the Range__... but the Range was the Rifle Range at Long Bay, and the day trippers 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 Perouse, where they joined a tram away ahead of their weaker followers.+__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.
  
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 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. 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?)+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 ​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 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.+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.
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-====It Will Cost Yu Only 9d A Weekend...====+====It Will Cost You Only 9d A Weekend...====
  
 ===To insure your camera on your walk.=== ===To insure your camera on your walk.===
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 |£75|17/​6d|Medical Expenses|£3/​3/​0| |£75|17/​6d|Medical Expenses|£3/​3/​0|
 |£100 or over|20/-%| | | |£100 or over|20/-%| | |
-|Covers on Australian Mainland & Tasmania ​ & New Zealand Risks|Premium|£1/​2/​6|+|Covers on Australian Mainland & Tasmania & New Zealand Risks|Premium|£1/​2/​6|
 | | |Additional for Skiing|£2/​6| | | |Additional for Skiing|£2/​6|
 |Aircraft travel insurance|2/​- per £1,000 per day| | | |Aircraft travel insurance|2/​- per £1,000 per day| | |
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 +====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.
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 +=====Federation Notes - November.=====
  
-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 
-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. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====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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