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 Len Fall mentioned the proposal to plant a memorial drive of trees between Canberra and Sydney, sponsored by General Berryman, and suggested we support the plan and possibly meet the cost of a tree (about £10). Kath Brown moved an amendment that we should definitely have our tree in the grove, and, after Tom Moppett had enlarged on the story, explaining that the scheme was not simply a line of trees or a grove, but envisaged retaining certain forested places adjacent to the road, amendment and motion were carried. Len Fall mentioned the proposal to plant a memorial drive of trees between Canberra and Sydney, sponsored by General Berryman, and suggested we support the plan and possibly meet the cost of a tree (about £10). Kath Brown moved an amendment that we should definitely have our tree in the grove, and, after Tom Moppett had enlarged on the story, explaining that the scheme was not simply a line of trees or a grove, but envisaged retaining certain forested places adjacent to the road, amendment and motion were carried.
  
-Now came a rather muddled debate which started lucidly enough when Frank Ashdown mentioned excellent films available from American ​Informatim ​sources, provided a projector could be obtained for 16 m.m. films. Len Scotland asked did we want a 16 m.m. projector. Up to the Club, said the President, he wouldn'​t touch it himself.+Now came a rather muddled debate which started lucidly enough when Frank Ashdown mentioned excellent films available from American ​Information ​sources, provided a projector could be obtained for 16 m.m. films. Len Scotland asked did we want a 16 m.m. projector. Up to the Club, said the President, he wouldn'​t touch it himself.
  
 Ross Laird said he was aware films were available from the American Council and would investigate for future Social evenings. Len Scotland moved the purchase of a projector for £50. "What 50?" said someone, and after some hubbub the whole thing lapsed. Ross Laird said he was aware films were available from the American Council and would investigate for future Social evenings. Len Scotland moved the purchase of a projector for £50. "What 50?" said someone, and after some hubbub the whole thing lapsed.
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 By "​Oolite"​. By "​Oolite"​.
  
-The 6.37 train brought to Mount Victoria on Friday 27th November species of a type relatively rare in such a progressive country. Several whispers of "​Erskine Gap Monster"​ and "​I'​ll sign the pledge"​ were overheard from the Pioneer populace of the station Bar. The solution lay in an item in the S.B.W. Walks Programme which read simply: "​Jenolan Caves Exploration"​. The party, consisting of our intrepid leader Beverly (this one's a dead-end) Price, Brian "​Admiral"​ Anderson, Frank "​Bonno"​ Barn, David "​Choom"​ Moorhouse, was met with loud gesticulations of delight from David "​Snow"​ Brown, who, it is rumoured, was instrumental in causing a financial crisis on the Blue Mountains as the result of a card game, whidh he insists he was dragged into, on the 6.23 train, and Ken "​Bostik"​ Angel, who hitched up from the Nowra area.+The 6.37 train brought to Mount Victoria on Friday 27th November species of a type relatively rare in such a progressive country. Several whispers of "​Erskine Gap Monster"​ and "​I'​ll sign the pledge"​ were overheard from the Pioneer populace of the station Bar. The solution lay in an item in the S.B.W. Walks Programme which read simply: "​Jenolan Caves Exploration"​. The party, consisting of our intrepid leader Beverly (this one's a dead-end) Price, Brian "​Admiral"​ Anderson, Frank "​Bonno"​ Barn, David "​Choom"​ Moorhouse, was met with loud gesticulations of delight from David "​Snow"​ Brown, who, it is rumoured, was instrumental in causing a financial crisis on the Blue Mountains as the result of a card game, which he insists he was dragged into, on the 6.23 train, and Ken "​Bostik"​ Angel, who hitched up from the Nowra area.
  
 The caves were reached with only the usual amount of disturbance,​ and camp was made on McKeown'​s Creek. The caves were reached with only the usual amount of disturbance,​ and camp was made on McKeown'​s Creek.
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 I would like to encourage walks leaders (we still have some) to be more patient with those incurably affected by the Kodachrome disease. I base my plea on the fact of a certain S.U.S.S. member taking 14 hours for 3 photos. I would like to encourage walks leaders (we still have some) to be more patient with those incurably affected by the Kodachrome disease. I base my plea on the fact of a certain S.U.S.S. member taking 14 hours for 3 photos.
  
-The campsite at McKeown'​s Flat, while no doubt giving atmosphere and drama, etc., is not a very good advertisement for a certain ​ Speliological Society. Surely members can find a spot out of sight to dump thelil ​spent carbide, or at least put it on one pile.+The campsite at McKeown'​s Flat, while no doubt giving atmosphere and drama, etc., is not a very good advertisement for a certain ​ Speliological Society. Surely members can find a spot out of sight to dump the spent carbide, or at least put it on one pile.
  
 We wouldn'​t be surprised to see a Speliological Section of S.B.W. formed before long because, as far as we are concerned, this grovelling is definitely the most! We wouldn'​t be surprised to see a Speliological Section of S.B.W. formed before long because, as far as we are concerned, this grovelling is definitely the most!
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 A newspaper article dated 1875 refers to the Murrurundi area: "The timber was formerly heavy, but the more valuable has been felled, the present forest exhibiting the inevitable monotony of the colonial woods.... Upon the country being cleared of timber the Pages River increased in size and mischievous effects, enlarging its channel and carrying away much valuable property"​. A newspaper article dated 1875 refers to the Murrurundi area: "The timber was formerly heavy, but the more valuable has been felled, the present forest exhibiting the inevitable monotony of the colonial woods.... Upon the country being cleared of timber the Pages River increased in size and mischievous effects, enlarging its channel and carrying away much valuable property"​.
  
-Rinsbarking ​was tried in the Australian Agricultural Company'​s property at Port Stephens in 1839 and again 1860 by Hungerford in the Upper Hunter. It seems that it probably began on a large scale about the 1880'​s,​ "​Beltrees"​ estate clearing large areas in this manner. A statement made of the Upper Hunter area in 1914 said that Timber at the head of creeks is gradually being killed at great expense"​. Not only was it a great expense to the landholder, but in later years it was a great expense to the Nation, for these areas are now the sources of landslides and floods.+Ringbarking ​was tried in the Australian Agricultural Company'​s property at Port Stephens in 1839 and again 1860 by Hungerford in the Upper Hunter. It seems that it probably began on a large scale about the 1880'​s,​ "​Beltrees"​ estate clearing large areas in this manner. A statement made of the Upper Hunter area in 1914 said that Timber at the head of creeks is gradually being killed at great expense"​. Not only was it a great expense to the landholder, but in later years it was a great expense to the Nation, for these areas are now the sources of landslides and floods.
  
 === Fires: === === Fires: ===
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 However, his fires were mild compared with those that followed the coming of the white settler. Surveyor Mitchell mentions severe fires in the Upper Hunter in 1831. After a hot day (95º) his party camped near "​Muscle Brook" but were harassed by grass fires. However, his fires were mild compared with those that followed the coming of the white settler. Surveyor Mitchell mentions severe fires in the Upper Hunter in 1831. After a hot day (95º) his party camped near "​Muscle Brook" but were harassed by grass fires.
  
-The constant firing gradually became confined to the hills where over the years more useful species of grasses were killed out. In certain areas and at certain times of the year it is probable that infrequent ​ligit firing does no harm. However, year after year fires lit for burning off have got out of hand to run riot in forests, especially in the Wollombi and Barrington Tops area, until today humus leaf litter and much of our wild life have been destroyed. An illustration of wild life is the fact that charcoal from fires blocked the gills of trout and killed thousands of them in the Barrington Tops area last year (the bad fire summer of 1951/2).+The constant firing gradually became confined to the hills where over the years more useful species of grasses were killed out. In certain areas and at certain times of the year it is probable that infrequent ​light firing does no harm. However, year after year fires lit for burning off have got out of hand to run riot in forests, especially in the Wollombi and Barrington Tops area, until today humus leaf litter and much of our wild life have been destroyed. An illustration of wild life is the fact that charcoal from fires blocked the gills of trout and killed thousands of them in the Barrington Tops area last year (the bad fire summer of 1951/2).
  
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 Leica Photo Service. Leica Photo Service.
  
-51 Macquarie Place, Sydney, N.S.W.+31 Macquarie Place, Sydney, N.S.W.
  
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 And David Brown didn't have the sugar either. The food party no longer accepts the Bard's "​surfeit of the sweetest things, the deepest loathing to the stomach brings"​. And David Brown didn't have the sugar either. The food party no longer accepts the Bard's "​surfeit of the sweetest things, the deepest loathing to the stomach brings"​.
  
-Breakfast time on Sunday, with brilliant hot sunlight and the beginnings of a nor-easter breathing. Smoke over at Stockyard. The hill between South Era and Stockyard going up in fire. The S.B.W. running feverishly over to Stockyard grabbing up beaters and water buckets. Two hours later the S.B.W were doing the Casabianca act on the burning deck whence all others had fled to the pleasures of the surf. No one has recorded how nany buckets of water from the muddy pool in the swamp were lugged up the hill by a sweating chain of walkers, but at the end the dangerous flank of the fire was quite quenched. A small outbreak occurred later on the seaward edge, and this was beaten out in turn. The cause - a cooking fire lit within two feet of dry grass and bracken at the base of a tree. We feel sure that the campers (not S.B.W.) won't make that mistake again.+Breakfast time on Sunday, with brilliant hot sunlight and the beginnings of a nor-easter breathing. Smoke over at Stockyard. The hill between South Era and Stockyard going up in fire. The S.B.W. running feverishly over to Stockyard grabbing up beaters and water buckets. Two hours later the S.B.W were doing the Casabianca act on the burning deck whence all others had fled to the pleasures of the surf. No one has recorded how many buckets of water from the muddy pool in the swamp were lugged up the hill by a sweating chain of walkers, but at the end the dangerous flank of the fire was quite quenched. A small outbreak occurred later on the seaward edge, and this was beaten out in turn. The cause - a cooking fire lit within two feet of dry grass and bracken at the base of a tree. We feel sure that the campers (not S.B.W.) won't make that mistake again.
  
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-SYDNEY +===== Location ​Map For Proposed Kariong National Park. ===== 
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-KARIONG NATIONAL PARK591'​3"​."'"​ nwizrai, 1 +=== About this proposal... === 
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-(COMMIS WIG ASOUT 700 Ac. OF 4ctorstc4 LANDS WITH VERN tiTtue RESUMPrriON. +The Woy Woy-Gosford District is developing rapidly... industry has already become well-established. Ease of access has brought the City closer. Once the flat lands about Woy Woy were a garden of wildflowers and a haunt for native animals. Now this land is closely settled and the hills must be the haven for our plants and animals. In addition, the many high points give magnificent lookouts over the Brisbane Waters and Broken Bay, with all the splendour of natural scenic charm. 
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-;2771iler eu lo :​11:​n?​.(?​)K41.1.(t. 4 i;on3 zo&​tyyou +Progress must come to Woy Woy and the surrounding areas... but let us progress with a view to all the needs of the people, now and in the future. The recreational value and the enjoyment of natural wildernesses is a well established factor in our modern way of life. Few would deny the strong urge that we all possess... the urge to be out in the bushlands, be it picnicking, camping, hiking, bushwalking or pursuing the study of natural science. 
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-"My co. 77 !, =-7 Z-Vc1 Vnatetelf +In our proposal, no serious loss will be suffered by any individual. Thousands of acres are Crown Lands entirely free of licence or lease. We need the active co-operation of Local Authority and all citizens, be they from the Woy Woy District or elsewhere, for this reserve would serve all who care to visit the magnificent Warrah Sanctuary and keep the sandstone ridges on either sides of Patonga and Mullet Creeks, tree-covered for all time. The main Woy Woy Road from the Pacific Highway is renowned for the avenues of trees and heathlands... on either sides, deep valleys still retain their natural growths. From Staples'​ Lookout, the folding hillsides drop down on to the broad Brisbane WatersNone of this must be marred by buildings that shut out the views. With adequately planned development,​ access can be arranged so that no loss will be incurred. 
-NEWCASTLL + 
-cr +No time should be wasted for fear that some steps will be taken to alienate parts and so unbalance the security of the whole area. We suggest that __you__, having found some of the secrets of enjoyment that this area holds, might in a selfless manner, undertake to introduce others or to win action from those in authority. 
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-The W4:​4' ​Woy-Gosford District is developing rapidly .. industry has already become well-established. Ease of access has brought the City closer. Once the flat lands about Woy Woy-- were a garden of wildflowers and a haunt for native animals. Now this land is closely settled and the hills mast be the haven for our plants and animals. In addition, the many high points give magnificent lookouts over the Brisbane Waters and Broken Bay, with all the splendour of natural scenic charm. +
-Progress must come to Woy Woy and the surrounding areas but let us progress with a view to all the needs of the people, now and in the future. The recreational value and the enjoyment of natural wildernesses is a well established factor in our modern way of life. Few would deny the strong urge that we all possess .. the urge to be out in the bushlands, be it picnicking, camping, hiking, bushwalking or pursuing the study of natural science. +
-In our proposal, no serious loss will be suffered by any individual. Thousands of acres are Crown Lands entirely free' ​of licence or lease. We need the active co-operation of Local Authority and all citizens, be they from the Wby Woy District +
-or elsewhere, for this reserve would serve all who care to visit the magnificent Warrah Sanctuary and keep the sandstone ridges on either sides of Patonga and Mullet Creeks, tree-covered for all time. The main Woy Woy Road from the Pacific Highway is renowned for the avenues of trees and teathlands ​.. on either sides, deep valleys still retain their natural growths. From Staples'​ Lookout, the folding hillsides drop down onto the broad Brisbane WatersNone of this must bp marred by buildings that shut out the views. With adequately planned development,​ access can be arranged so that no loss will be incurred. +
-No time should be wasted for fear that some steps will be taken to alienate parts and so unbalance the security of the +
-whole area. We suggest that YOU, having found some of the +
-secrets of enjoyment that this area holds, might in a selfless manner, undertake to introduce others or to win action from +
-those in authority.+
 Will you join us in this most essential work? Enquiries welcome. Will you join us in this most essential work? Enquiries welcome.
 +
 Issued by The Caloola Club, 31 Byron Street, Croydon. UA2983. Issued by The Caloola Club, 31 Byron Street, Croydon. UA2983.
-15 + 
-FEDERATION NOTES DECEMBER.+---- 
 + 
 +===== Federation Notes - December===== 
 By Allan A. Strom. By Allan A. Strom.
-SEARCH AND RESCUE SECTION: Tom V;​ardhaugh ​has resigned from the posifT7E-7757=7-77 ​his place has been taken by Keith Armstrong (of The Rucksack Club) JF 3746 (Private) and BX5438 (Business). The first meeting of the Section in 1954 will be held in the Rooms of + 
-the Big Sister Movement, Sixth Floor, Scott'​s Chambers, Hosking Place, on February, 4th, at 6 p m. +=== Search and Rescue Section=== 
-Jim Hooper will be the official ​CONTACT MAN for the Section. XM6001 (Private) and DX5438 ​(Business). + 
-JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT: Position has become vacant following upon the 75777tion-777131 ​Wardhaugh. Delegates would like to hear from any person interested in the position. +Tom Wardhaugh ​has resigned from the position of Secretary and his place has been taken by Keith Armstrong (of The Rucksack Club) JF 3746 (Private) and BX5438 (Business). The first meeting of the Section in 1954 will be held in the Rooms of the Big Sister Movement, Sixth Floor, Scott'​s Chambers, Hosking Place, on February, 4th, at 6 p.m. 
-NEWS AND INFORMTION BUREAU:(Deptof the Interior) will be supplied with detaTTETEr ​n-Jig bulletin on sport in Australia. + 
-SOCIAL REPORT: The Federation will benefit to the extent ​cf 74. 9. 3 7011777g ​upon finalisation of matters concerning the 1953 Ball. An Organiser for the 1954 Ball is wanted urgently! Please contact Paul Barnes at UB1351. +Jim Hooper will be the official ​contact man for the Section. XM6001 (Private) and BX5438 ​(Business). 
-CONSERVATION REPORT: The Parks and Playgrounds Movement is attempting to prov777-177e ​scale damage to beaches by mining for rutile, etc. The Wyong Shire Council has been contacted re taking of gravel from Frazer Park.+ 
 +=== Junior Vice-President=== 
 + 
 +Position has become vacant following upon the resignation of Tom Wardhaugh. Delegates would like to hear from any person interested in the position. 
 + 
 +=== News and Information Bureau=== 
 + 
 +(Deptof the Interior) will be supplied with details for news bulletin on sport in Australia. 
 + 
 +=== Social Report=== 
 + 
 +The Federation will benefit to the extent ​of £74. 9. 3 following ​upon finalisation of matters concerning the 1953 Ball. An Organiser for the 1954 Ball is wanted urgently! Please contact Paul Barnes at UB1351. 
 + 
 +=== Conservation Report=== 
 + 
 +The Parks and Playgrounds Movement is attempting to prevent large scale damage to beaches by mining for rutile, etc. The Wyong Shire Council has been contacted re taking of gravel from Frazer Park. 
 Further visits and correspondence have been undertaken for the Kariong Peninsula Reserve. Further visits and correspondence have been undertaken for the Kariong Peninsula Reserve.
-Reported that the Cumberland County Council desires support to save 500 acres of the 1,000 asres of reserve on the Kurnell Peninsula for scientific and recreational purposes. 
-Protests have been sent to Editor of "​PIX"​ and Dushfire Committee concerning a coloured print showing a group of picnickers breaking the law on lighting fires in a Bushf ire Danger Period. 
-The effort to have Bunr f;onia Gorge dedicated as a National Monument has been carried forward by correspondence with the Metropolitm Portland Cement Company. 
-DUSHFIRE PATROLS in the National Park are proceeding and have been WFTT-17=IT67717 the Park Trust. The Patrols have successfully avertef, several fires and have been able to spread effective propaganda. Any person interested in assisting, Ring Barnes, UB1351. 
-WILL YOU HELP keep The Bouddi Natural Park primitive and yet accessible DIAL DINGELDEI FOR DETAILS ... UA 2983. 
-ERA - BLACKED2UT. (Reported 28/12/53). 
-The complexion of Era was changed greatly over the Christmas weekend. Local reports have it that on the previous Sunday lightning struck a tree on the tops near Maynard'​s Track: during the ensuing Black Monday (107.5 deg. in Sydney): fires burned from the Garb o road through to vicinity of Maynard'​s on the seaward side of the track, and right down to the edge of the grase3at South Era valley. Over the Christmas weekend further fires came oVer Thelma Head from vicinity of Little Garie, and were still burning on Sunday 27th. In brief, Era is virtually, an oasis in a blackened and ruined landscape. To date Burning Palms has escaped the worst of the fires. Water supply at both beaches is very low. 
-Well here we are faced with another clean slate on which to write minute by minute the story of cur lives. How will it read in twelve months'​ time when the year has run full cycle once more? 
  
-Shall we he a little nearer realisation of our cherished hopes? Shall we be able to tick off from our lists a few more places seen and trips achieved? The Dushwalker ​soon learns to plan for the mountains ahead yet keep his eyes on what's afoot and extract enjoyment from the passing scene.+Reported that the Cumberland County Council desires support to save 500 acres of the 1,000 acres of reserve on the Kurnell Peninsula for scientific and recreational purposes. 
 + 
 +Protests have been sent to Editor of "​PIX"​ and Bushfire Committee concerning a coloured print showing a group of picnickers breaking the law on lighting fires in a Bushfire Danger Period. 
 + 
 +The effort to have Bungonia Gorge dedicated as a National Monument has been carried forward by correspondence with the Metropolitan Portland Cement Company. 
 + 
 +=== Bushfire Patrols... === 
 + 
 +in the National Park are proceeding and have been well received by the Park Trust. The Patrols have successfully averted several fires and have been able to spread effective propaganda. Any person interested in assisting, Ring Paul Barnes, UB1351. 
 + 
 +=== Will you help... === 
 + 
 +keep The Bouddi Natural Park primitive and yet accessible? Dial Dingeldei for details... UA 2983. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=== Era - Blacked Out. (Reported 28/12/53). === 
 + 
 +The complexion of Era was changed greatly over the Christmas weekend. Local reports have it that on the previous Sunday lightning struck a tree on the tops near Maynard'​s Track: during the ensuing Black Monday (107.5 deg. in Sydney): fires burned from the Garie road through to vicinity of Maynard'​s on the seaward side of the track, and right down to the edge of the grass at South Era valley. Over the Christmas weekend further fires came over Thelma Head from vicinity of Little Garie, and were still burning on Sunday 27th. In brief, Era is virtually an oasis in a blackened and ruined landscape. To date Burning Palms has escaped the worst of the fires. Water supply at both beaches is very low. 
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 +===== Paddy Made. ===== 
 + 
 +Well here we are faced with another clean slate on which to write minute by minute the story of our lives. How will it read in twelve months'​ time when the year has run full cycle once more? 
 + 
 +Shall we be a little nearer realisation of our cherished hopes? Shall we be able to tick off from our lists a few more places seen and trips achieved? The Bushwalker ​soon learns to plan for the mountains ahead yet keep his eyes on what's afoot and extract enjoyment from the passing scene. 
 Good luck, happy walking and good camping in the coming year. Good luck, happy walking and good camping in the coming year.
-For your enjoyment the Military have 
-produced another '"​half map" 1" = 1 mile 
-f'​Dimbera East. This practically completes detailed mapping of the Capital Territory. 
-DV PAWN Lightweight Camp Gear 
-20i CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY 
-M2678 
  
 +For your enjoyment the Military have produced another "half map" 1" = 1 mile "​Bimbera East". This practically completes detailed mapping of the Capital Territory.
 +
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. M2678.
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