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 Fortunately the Christmas Party was a financial success this time by which we mean that a profit of a few shillings was made! This was certainly due to the abolition of entertainment tax, and it was the first profitable function of this kind in years. By careful budgeting and because a good deal of advertising was secured the magazine made a profit of about £7, just sufficient to restore its deficit of the previous year. Fortunately the Christmas Party was a financial success this time by which we mean that a profit of a few shillings was made! This was certainly due to the abolition of entertainment tax, and it was the first profitable function of this kind in years. By careful budgeting and because a good deal of advertising was secured the magazine made a profit of about £7, just sufficient to restore its deficit of the previous year.
  
-What do we learn from all this? Well, that in a year when there were no exceptional demands on finances, we have just managed to break even. Certain Reserves have been set aside for specific purposes, but to draw upon these for our daily bread wculd be worse than improvident. It seems simple arithmetic that we can't afford to have expensive tastes on the basis of present income.+What do we learn from all this? Well, that in a year when there were no exceptional demands on finances, we have just managed to break even. Certain Reserves have been set aside for specific purposes, but to draw upon these for our daily bread would be worse than improvident. It seems simple arithmetic that we can't afford to have expensive tastes on the basis of present income.
  
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 ==== Postal Address. ==== ==== Postal Address. ====
  
-Please note that the Club now has a Posal Box Address - Box 4476 G.P.O. will find Sydney Bush Walkers wherever and whenever we may meet.+Please note that the Club now has a Postal ​Box Address - Box 4476 G.P.O. will find Sydney Bush Walkers wherever and whenever we may meet.
  
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-===== At The Febraury ​General Meeting. =====+===== At The February ​General Meeting. =====
  
 At the appointed hour of eight we were scarcely a quorum for the February General Meeting - many having absented themselves for a farewell to Brian Andersen and Ted Weavers on their way to Tasmania. At 8.10 we were about 25, and the meeting got under way, the numbers increasing to about 36 later in the evening. Heather Joyce was welcomed, minutes read and confirmed, and a question asked concerning booking of a hall for the next Christmas party. Answer not being immediately available, we went on to correspondence,​ containing advice from the P.M.G. concerning our new P.O. Box, and a letter to the "​Herald"​ pointing out that an article on their magazine page concerning shooting of kangaroos "​within 200 miles of Sydney"​ may lead people to believe this was permissible sport (?). We were advised that colour slides were again being shown at Paddy'​s shop each Thursday at 5.45 p.m. At the appointed hour of eight we were scarcely a quorum for the February General Meeting - many having absented themselves for a farewell to Brian Andersen and Ted Weavers on their way to Tasmania. At 8.10 we were about 25, and the meeting got under way, the numbers increasing to about 36 later in the evening. Heather Joyce was welcomed, minutes read and confirmed, and a question asked concerning booking of a hall for the next Christmas party. Answer not being immediately available, we went on to correspondence,​ containing advice from the P.M.G. concerning our new P.O. Box, and a letter to the "​Herald"​ pointing out that an article on their magazine page concerning shooting of kangaroos "​within 200 miles of Sydney"​ may lead people to believe this was permissible sport (?). We were advised that colour slides were again being shown at Paddy'​s shop each Thursday at 5.45 p.m.
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 Peter went with some of the spelios to Mangapu Cave, then joined us later at Waitomo. We went through these at great length, also investigating a few holes in the vicinity, one of which may be new and leads to an unexplored part of Rurakuri Cave. Also went to Aramui, Rarakuri and Waitomo Caves. Peter went with some of the spelios to Mangapu Cave, then joined us later at Waitomo. We went through these at great length, also investigating a few holes in the vicinity, one of which may be new and leads to an unexplored part of Rurakuri Cave. Also went to Aramui, Rarakuri and Waitomo Caves.
  
-A Labour-Day weekend trip in October saw us with the A.S.C. at Ketatahi Springs on the northern slopes of Tongariro, from wihch we had a day trip traversirg ​Central Crater, Red Crater, South Crater, climbed Ngaruahoo (7,​515'​) and returned via Tongariro'​s highest point, 6,​458',​ West and North Craters. Also visited Lake Rota Aira nearby.+A Labour-Day weekend trip in October saw us with the A.S.C. at Ketatahi Springs on the northern slopes of Tongariro, from which we had a day trip traversing ​Central Crater, Red Crater, South Crater, climbed Ngaruahoo (7,​515'​) and returned via Tongariro'​s highest point, 6,​458',​ West and North Craters. Also visited Lake Rota Aira nearby.
  
 Following the Waitomo Caves weekend we went on another spelio trip to Karamu Cave near Hamilton, camped the night underground,​ explored one unvisited part, then dug our way out through a narrow squeeze-way. After this we went around to and climbed down two 80-ft. holes of Karamu, Tomo and Tomac Tomo, the latter being very extensive, as is also Karamu Cave (about 4 or 5 miles of passages). Following the Waitomo Caves weekend we went on another spelio trip to Karamu Cave near Hamilton, camped the night underground,​ explored one unvisited part, then dug our way out through a narrow squeeze-way. After this we went around to and climbed down two 80-ft. holes of Karamu, Tomo and Tomac Tomo, the latter being very extensive, as is also Karamu Cave (about 4 or 5 miles of passages).
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 On the way south we spent another week at Ruapehu in the A.T.C. Hut, and climbed Ruapehu via Ti Heu Heu Ridge, traversed the top to the lake and down the Whakapapa Glacier. On the way south we spent another week at Ruapehu in the A.T.C. Hut, and climbed Ruapehu via Ti Heu Heu Ridge, traversed the top to the lake and down the Whakapapa Glacier.
  
-In Wellington we went out on a trip with Leigh Hart and the Hutt Valley Tramping Club from Otiki Forks to Waitawaiwai Hut and return, in the Tararuas. We then spent nearly another week in the Tauherenikall Valley of the Tararuas, moving around a little. Returning then to Wellington we caught the "​Moari"​ on ts second or third voyage to Christchurch,​ where we worked for a while, also acquiring an old 1930 Triumph motor bike and side car (between Peter, Betty and myself) which we loaded up with all our gear, leaving on Boxing Day for Dunedin. Peter and Betty then took the bike to Queenstown, while I made my way down through Gore to Te Anau to meet up with three Tasmanian girls who had done a number of trips with us in the North Island. They now joined us, together with another chap from Tasmania for a tramping trip in South Westland.+In Wellington we went out on a trip with Leigh Hart and the Hutt Valley Tramping Club from Otiki Forks to Waitawaiwai Hut and return, in the Tararuas. We then spent nearly another week in the Tauherenikall Valley of the Tararuas, moving around a little. Returning then to Wellington we caught the "​Moari"​ on its second or third voyage to Christchurch,​ where we worked for a while, also acquiring an old 1930 Triumph motor bike and side car (between Peter, Betty and myself) which we loaded up with all our gear, leaving on Boxing Day for Dunedin. Peter and Betty then took the bike to Queenstown, while I made my way down through Gore to Te Anau to meet up with three Tasmanian girls who had done a number of trips with us in the North Island. They now joined us, together with another chap from Tasmania for a tramping trip in South Westland.
  
 After a short visit to Te Anau Caves, we met at Lake Howden and went over via the Harris Saddle to Routburn, camped at Lake Harris one night and climbed a 6,247' peak next day - the view was terrific. Then returned along the south bank of the Routburn because the river was up and uncrossable. The three mile trip took five hours of scrambling - the track on the other side takes an hour. But no one seems to have heard of anyone coming down this side before. After a short visit to Te Anau Caves, we met at Lake Howden and went over via the Harris Saddle to Routburn, camped at Lake Harris one night and climbed a 6,247' peak next day - the view was terrific. Then returned along the south bank of the Routburn because the river was up and uncrossable. The three mile trip took five hours of scrambling - the track on the other side takes an hour. But no one seems to have heard of anyone coming down this side before.
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 It's holidays ahead!!! Easter!! Anzac weekend!! Prepare now... It's holidays ahead!!! Easter!! Anzac weekend!! Prepare now...
  
-Stoneless dates. Dried fruits in season. Figs. Raisins. ​Sultantas. Ryvita biscuits. Breakfast cereals. Terry'​s meal. Nuts - plain and salted cashews - peanuts. Crystallised pawpaw and pineapple. Apricot rolls. Fruit nougat. Glace fruits. Wheatflake and Vitaweat biscuits.+Stoneless dates. Dried fruits in season. Figs. Raisins. ​Sultanas. Ryvita biscuits. Breakfast cereals. Terry'​s meal. Nuts - plain and salted cashews - peanuts. Crystallised pawpaw and pineapple. Apricot rolls. Fruit nougat. Glace fruits. Wheatflake and Vitaweat biscuits.
  
 The Sanitarium Health Food Shop. The Sanitarium Health Food Shop.
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-===== Sorry, wrong number. ===+=== Sorry, wrong number. ===
  
 Somehow, David Roots' telephone number was incorrectly recorded on a recent walks programme. One member, contacting the number shown and asking for David was greeted: "What? No!!! Not again!"​ Somehow, David Roots' telephone number was incorrectly recorded on a recent walks programme. One member, contacting the number shown and asking for David was greeted: "What? No!!! Not again!"​
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 Light entertainment,​ apart from the hilarious peanut scramble, came in the Underwater Swim, when Ken Meadows described an almost perfect circle, surfacing only a few feet from the bank to stare into the near faces of the spectators: and Beryl Christiansen turned on a splendid "​ostrich"​ swim, with head submerged and precious little else. Light entertainment,​ apart from the hilarious peanut scramble, came in the Underwater Swim, when Ken Meadows described an almost perfect circle, surfacing only a few feet from the bank to stare into the near faces of the spectators: and Beryl Christiansen turned on a splendid "​ostrich"​ swim, with head submerged and precious little else.
  
-We noted that the Presidential lungs, strengthened by shouting down opposition at General Meetings, again proved too mach for other underwater swimmers. We also noted that Don Frost discovered an odd peanut in his swimming trunks two hours after the scramble.+We noted that the Presidential lungs, strengthened by shouting down opposition at General Meetings, again proved too much for other underwater swimmers. We also noted that Don Frost discovered an odd peanut in his swimming trunks two hours after the scramble.
  
 The weekend was one of brilliant summer sunshine, and it seemed a pity there were so few to share in the sport. The weekend was one of brilliant summer sunshine, and it seemed a pity there were so few to share in the sport.
  
-__Then__, on the weekend of the cyclone, Brian Harvey'​s ​Instractional ​Weekend, with six members and two prospectives - also at Lake Eckersley. Rain commenced at 5.0 p.m. Saturday, and when the party pulled out at ll.30 on Sunday morning, both Woronora River and Heathcote Creek had flooded by two or three feet. Alex Colley delivered his camperaft ​lecture in the Harvey tent on Saturday night, but the first aid and mapping lectures were abandoned as the weather worsened on Sunday morning. Considering that the party survived about four inches of rain in their camp, that fires were lit on Sunday morning, that no one was washed out, it appears that the prospectives already had most of the clues on being out in adverse conditions.+__Then__, on the weekend of the cyclone, Brian Harvey'​s ​Instructional ​Weekend, with six members and two prospectives - also at Lake Eckersley. Rain commenced at 5.0 p.m. Saturday, and when the party pulled out at ll.30 on Sunday morning, both Woronora River and Heathcote Creek had flooded by two or three feet. Alex Colley delivered his campcraft ​lecture in the Harvey tent on Saturday night, but the first aid and mapping lectures were abandoned as the weather worsened on Sunday morning. Considering that the party survived about four inches of rain in their camp, that fires were lit on Sunday morning, that no one was washed out, it appears that the prospectives already had most of the clues on being out in adverse conditions.
  
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 This part of the trip is memorable for its effect on Digby if nothing else. Imagine the sight of a very white new canvas hat, skimming the top of the previously mentioned prickly bushes, a ripple in these latter as the body 'neath the hat cautiously probes its way through: the muffled, ungentlemanly curses directed at the leader-for-the-day,​ and the unmuffled ditto profanities at the bushes (prickly) and things in general. This part of the trip is memorable for its effect on Digby if nothing else. Imagine the sight of a very white new canvas hat, skimming the top of the previously mentioned prickly bushes, a ripple in these latter as the body 'neath the hat cautiously probes its way through: the muffled, ungentlemanly curses directed at the leader-for-the-day,​ and the unmuffled ditto profanities at the bushes (prickly) and things in general.
  
-Disby now firmly believes that freelancers (meaning the leader) get lost so often that they develop a liking for scrub and prickles, and leave the track whenever they can, to which the leader replies in this instance, "What track?"​+Digby now firmly believes that freelancers (meaning the leader) get lost so often that they develop a liking for scrub and prickles, and leave the track whenever they can, to which the leader replies in this instance, "What track?"​
  
 Our hero was the self-elected leader for the next (easy) day and we followed him in faith, until four o'​clock in the afternoon through open flower covered valleys under a blazing sun. While the leader and the Extrovert departed to scan the horizon from a vantage point, the Lean One, until now disinterested in map reading because of fatigue following a sleepless (gastric) night, looked at the map, drew some false conclusions,​ muttered (quite correctly) "Aw, about two miles west of where we should be" and went back to sleep. His opinion was confirmed on the return of the leader and by Frank Burt, who had been suspicious for some time, because the creeks were flowing the wrong way, but who was too much a gentleman to doubt the word of a seasoned S.B.W. Our hero was the self-elected leader for the next (easy) day and we followed him in faith, until four o'​clock in the afternoon through open flower covered valleys under a blazing sun. While the leader and the Extrovert departed to scan the horizon from a vantage point, the Lean One, until now disinterested in map reading because of fatigue following a sleepless (gastric) night, looked at the map, drew some false conclusions,​ muttered (quite correctly) "Aw, about two miles west of where we should be" and went back to sleep. His opinion was confirmed on the return of the leader and by Frank Burt, who had been suspicious for some time, because the creeks were flowing the wrong way, but who was too much a gentleman to doubt the word of a seasoned S.B.W.
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 Hannell'​s is overgrown for the first few miles, not too hard to push through, easily negotiable if you keep to the track. Further down it clears, and approaches the cattle track of a decade past described by Elyne Mitchell in "​Australia'​s Alps". Hannell'​s is overgrown for the first few miles, not too hard to push through, easily negotiable if you keep to the track. Further down it clears, and approaches the cattle track of a decade past described by Elyne Mitchell in "​Australia'​s Alps".
  
-The afternoon was spent lazing on the flats near Geehi Hut, a solid building of cemented river stones, iron roofed, and apparently frequently inhabited. A seven-foot wide vehicular suspension bridge crosses the Geehi here, and the road reaches Tom Grogin where, we were told, road workers'​ huts have been erected by the Snowy Mourtains ​Authority. O, the glories of civilisation!+The afternoon was spent lazing on the flats near Geehi Hut, a solid building of cemented river stones, iron roofed, and apparently frequently inhabited. A seven-foot wide vehicular suspension bridge crosses the Geehi here, and the road reaches Tom Grogin where, we were told, road workers'​ huts have been erected by the Snowy Mountains ​Authority. O, the glories of civilisation!
  
 We followed the Geehi as far as Devil'​s Grip Gorge (some three or fair miles) to avoid road bashing, and enjoyed four crossings. At least, two of us enjoyed them (what'​s that, Sheila?). A mile up the Geehi Walls by road, and the prospect of the twelve or fifteen more into Khancoban was losing its appeal. Consequently the driver of an approaching Landrover was confronted with four appealing eyes (the third pair of eyes was lowered in shame), and provided transport to Back Creek, where we lunched. We followed the Geehi as far as Devil'​s Grip Gorge (some three or fair miles) to avoid road bashing, and enjoyed four crossings. At least, two of us enjoyed them (what'​s that, Sheila?). A mile up the Geehi Walls by road, and the prospect of the twelve or fifteen more into Khancoban was losing its appeal. Consequently the driver of an approaching Landrover was confronted with four appealing eyes (the third pair of eyes was lowered in shame), and provided transport to Back Creek, where we lunched.
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-After some doubts whether the Boating Race for the Rudolph Cup would be held at all, the event took place at Audley, National Park, as planned. Three boat crews competed in the race, and Jim Smith and John Bookluck oared their way to a resounding victory. The trophy ​wil be presented to them at the annual Meeting. It has not yet been determined whether any particular series of victories will result in retention of the trophy.+After some doubts whether the Boating Race for the Rudolph Cup would be held at all, the event took place at Audley, National Park, as planned. Three boat crews competed in the race, and Jim Smith and John Bookluck oared their way to a resounding victory. The trophy ​will be presented to them at the annual Meeting. It has not yet been determined whether any particular series of victories will result in retention of the trophy.
  
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-THE BOYS IN TASMANIA.+===== The Boys In Tasmania===== 
 By Geoff Wagg. By Geoff Wagg.
-PART I - THROUGH THE RESERVE WITH WATER-WINGS AED TOT NOT. This is a simple story, simply told for simple people. + 
-It tells how Frank and David, Ross andGeoff went to Tasmania and what befell them. +=== Part I - Through the Reserve with water-wings and watnot=== 
-We started on Christmas Eve, laden with supplies of Christmas ​(lake, nuts and jelly-beans,​ and one large meat pudding, and energetically farewelled by familes ​and friends. ​/fter fighting all night for a comfortable ​Position, we finally went to sleep, lulled by the penWqting ​odour of bushwalkers'​ socks. We had our breakfast on the 4519ir1t" and voted it as decidedly Bon oh!; then, eventually reaching Melbourne, of course being Sydneysiders,​ remained unimpressed. + 
-After Christmas dinner (nuts and jelly-beans) in Melbourne we caught our 'plane to Launceston and about half-way across got our firs"; ​taste of true Tassie weather. However, it wasn't quite raining when we arrived in Launceston we trotted off to the traditional camping +This is a simple story, simply told for simple people. 
-ground in Cataract Gorge. We had meat pudding for tea, and want earlto ​bed, considering that we'd done and seen quite enough for one day. + 
-Next morning we all wandered down and patronised their beaut. Olympic Swimming Pool, lathering ourselves energetically,​ then washing ​of the suds with a plunge in the icy water. We breakfasted off the seemingly everlasting meat pudding and proceeded ​an a flood of directions from various people in search of the railway station. It was that morning we saw the posters about the New Zealand train smash, and we scanned the pages anxiously, fearing to see a name we knew. +It tells how Frank and David, Ross and Geoff went to Tasmania and what befell them. 
-Finally we located the locomotive and, as we settled into a aminutive ​antique "​boxie",​ the sky, Which had been a picture of misery, found it could restrain tears no longer and a light mist of rain began to fall. Our journey through to Railton we really enjoyed and mostly we just sat looking at country so typically what we'd hoped to see we could hardly believe it. The mist of rain even improved it, + 
-softening the horizons and bringing out the tones of green and the red soil. At Railton we changed to a rail motor which rattled and jolted on the narrow gauge apparently quite able to make the journey of its own accord, while the driver scarcely deigned to look up from the book in which he was writing. +We started on Christmas Eve, laden with supplies of Christmas ​cake, nuts and jelly-beans,​ and one large meat pudding, and energetically farewelled by families ​and friends. ​After fighting all night for a comfortable ​position, we finally went to sleep, lulled by the penetrating ​odour of bushwalkers'​ socks. We had our breakfast on the "​Spirit" and voted it as decidedly Bon oh!; then, eventually reaching Melbourne, of course being Sydneysiders,​ remained unimpressed. 
-Now our way lay mostly through planted forests of pine aad beech, with an occasional level crOssing ​where the driver would rouse himself so far as to sound the horn, then relapse back into his clerical preoccupation. At Sheffield we, perhaps misguidedly,​ parcelled our long trousers and posted them to Queenstown (Frank very reluctantly) after which we went in search of Mr. Winter and his '​bus, ​Which was to take us to W'​aldheim+ 
-Mr. Tinter, however, had decided to delay our departure until the arrival of another crowd of walkers on the later train and, as +After Christmas dinner (nuts and jelly-beans) in Melbourne we caught our 'plane to Launceston and about half-way across got our first taste of true Tassie weather. However, it wasn't quite raining when we arrived in Launceston, so we trotted off to the traditional camping ground in Cataract Gorge. We had meat pudding for tea, and went early to bed, considering that we'd done and seen quite enough for one day. 
-17. + 
-this would reduce our fare, we readily agreed. While we waited he legaled ​us with tales about the twenty walkers he had taken out the evening before, and we beheld visions of ourselves queueing up to climb Darn Bluff. At last the rest arrived ​mad after some further delays we started off for Iraldheim.+Next morning we all wandered down and patronised their beaut. Olympic Swimming Pool, lathering ourselves energetically,​ then washing ​off the suds with a plunge in the icy water. We breakfasted off the seemingly everlasting meat pudding and proceeded ​on a flood of directions from various people in search of the railway station. It was that morning we saw the posters about the New Zealand train smash, and we scanned the pages anxiously, fearing to see a name we knew. 
 + 
 +Finally we located the locomotive and, as we settled into a diminutive ​antique "​boxie",​ the sky, which had been a picture of misery, found it could restrain tears no longer and a light mist of rain began to fall. Our journey through to Railton we really enjoyed and mostly we just sat looking at country so typically what we'd hoped to see we could hardly believe it. The mist of rain even improved it, softening the horizons and bringing out the tones of green and the red soil. At Railton we changed to a rail motor which rattled and jolted on the narrow gauge apparently quite able to make the journey of its own accord, while the driver scarcely deigned to look up from the book in which he was writing. 
 + 
 +Now our way lay mostly through planted forests of pine and beech, with an occasional level crossing ​where the driver would rouse himself so far as to sound the horn, then relapse back into his clerical preoccupation. At Sheffield we, perhaps misguidedly,​ parcelled our long trousers and posted them to Queenstown (Frank very reluctantly) after which we went in search of Mr. Winter and his '​bus, ​which was to take us to Waldheim. 
 + 
 +Mr. Winter, however, had decided to delay our departure until the arrival of another crowd of walkers on the later train and, as this would reduce our fare, we readily agreed. While we waited he regaled ​us with tales about the twenty walkers he had taken out the evening before, and we beheld visions of ourselves queueing up to climb Barn Bluff. At last the rest arrived ​and after some further delays we started off for Waldheim. 
 The country soon became very dreary, being mostly drab stands of timber with occasional saw mills. Also it once more began to rain and the closer we got to the Reserve the heavier it grew. We arrived at Waldheim just on dusk and, as we stepped out an to the saturated ground the sound of running water came loudly to our ears. Drops, trickles, rivulets and streams, all combined in a symphony of wetness. The country soon became very dreary, being mostly drab stands of timber with occasional saw mills. Also it once more began to rain and the closer we got to the Reserve the heavier it grew. We arrived at Waldheim just on dusk and, as we stepped out an to the saturated ground the sound of running water came loudly to our ears. Drops, trickles, rivulets and streams, all combined in a symphony of wetness.
-We collected our food which had beet delivered to the Ranger, and moved into the shelter of the Picnic Hut, along with Mr. Winter'​s twenty-odd other walkers. That night narked ​the end of an era - we finished the meat pudding. + 
-We slept under the table that night and were awakened early next morning by unfortunate walkers whose time was running out and who had to push on whatever the weather. ​It lying under a table while those move eat breakfast one not only has excellent opportunities to study bashwalkers' knobbly knees, but also, like Mr. Lazarus, to smnple ​various breakfasts being partaken upstairs. As we lay dozing drifts of conversation came to us containing words like "​raining",​ "​snowing",​ +We collected our food which had been delivered to the Ranger, and moved into the shelter of the Picnic Hut, along with Mr. Winter'​s twenty-odd other walkers. That night marked ​the end of an era - we finished the meat pudding. 
-I?  + 
-,ice on the top track",​ and so we decided that we could afford to spend a day at Waldheim. +We slept under the table that night and were awakened early next morning by unfortunate walkers whose time was running out and who had to push on whatever the weather. ​In lying under a table while those above eat breakfast one not only has excellent opportunities to study bushwalkers' knobbly knees, but also, like Mr. Lazarus, to sample ​various breakfasts being partaken upstairs. As we lay dozing drifts of conversation came to us containing words like "​raining",​ "​snowing", ​"ice on the top track",​ and so we decided that we could afford to spend a day at Waldheim. 
-When those moving off had gone we crawled out and stirred up the fire and, after breakfasting,​ decided on a sortie out into the weather We set off along the south track, skirting Dove Lake, and climbing ​Up on to Hanson'​s Peak we stood looking across to where Little Horn Occasionally ​showed through the mist while the mow flakes drifted up to us out of the lake. Although the wind was very powerful, we thoug-r, ​we'd cross the taddle ​and go round the base of Little Horn, then back + 
-' ​via Crater Lake, but as we moved on to the high saddle, we walked into a blast of horizontal sleet that stung our bare legs and sent us scuttling back under the lee side of Hanson'​s. +When those moving off had gone we crawled out and stirred up the fire and, after breakfasting,​ decided on a sortie out into the weatherWe set off along the south track, skirting Dove Lake, and climbing ​up on to Hanson'​s Peak we stood looking across to where Little Horn occasionally ​showed through the mist while the snow flakes drifted up to us out of the lake. Although the wind was very powerful, we thought ​we'd cross the saddle ​and go round the base of Little Horn, then back via Crater Lake, but as we moved on to the high saddle, we walked into a blast of horizontal sleet that stung our bare legs and sent us scuttling back under the lee side of Hanson'​s. 
-As we descended we took quite a buffeting from the rising wind and our groundsheets flapped and snapped round us like sails. At one stage we saw David, quite helpless, being propelled backwards with his gratzsheet ​blown right up round his head, until he hove to in the prickly embrace of a Richea ​budh+ 
-The following night was bitterly cold, and we shivered in our sleeping bags underneath the table. About four next morning we peered through the tiny window and the sight made all worth While. The blizzard was gone, the sky was clear, and the tops were covered with snow. Breakfast was bolted, packs faastily ​made up Lind then aar feet were on the trakl+As we descended we took quite a buffeting from the rising wind and our groundsheets flapped and snapped round us like sails. At one stage we saw David, quite helpless, being propelled backwards with his groundsheet ​blown right up round his head, until he hove to in the prickly embrace of a Richea ​bush. 
-As we climbed towards Cradle, the snow grew thicker until it became a complete carpet of White, while the small lakes were frozen over. The view from Cradle Mountain was beautiful, the aaad effects spectacular and the panorama of snow-dappled peaks would have quickened the beat of any bushwalking heart. By the time we returned + 
-to the track and pushed on toward ​Darn Bluff the mow had become mushy, and the oozy combinations of ice and mud made far from pleasant walking. We pitched camp just after midday in the mouth of Fury Gorge and dined off two rather charred, diminutive dampers. +The following night was bitterly cold, and we shivered in our sleeping bags underneath the table. About four next morning we peered through the tiny window and the sight made all worth while. The blizzard was gone, the sky was clear, and the tops were covered with snow. Breakfast was bolted, packs hastily ​made up and then our feet were on the trail. 
-We climbed Barn Bluff that afternoon and by the time we returned the clouds were building up for a fresh onslaught. Next morning we broke camp quickly with misty rain pursuing us across the Gorge, ​tInd started off with all speed toward Pelion Hut. As the day wore on, the weather improved and our admirable resolution to hurry dissolved with the mist. Soon we were dawdling to the accompaniment of clicking shutters. Button grass and mud, button grass and mud, followed by Frog Hollow, which was exclusively mud. We squelched into Pelion Hut that evening after ten weary hours of mud-wallowing,​ only to find that it was completely packed and nobody was pleased to see us.+ 
 +As we climbed towards Cradle, the snow grew thicker until it became a complete carpet of white, while the small lakes were frozen over. The view from Cradle Mountain was beautiful, the cloud effects spectacular and the panorama of snow-dappled peaks would have quickened the beat of any bushwalking heart. By the time we returned to the track and pushed on toward ​Barn Bluff the mow had become mushy, and the oozy combinations of ice and mud made far from pleasant walking. We pitched camp just after midday in the mouth of Fury Gorge and dined off two rather charred, diminutive dampers. 
 + 
 +We climbed Barn Bluff that afternoon and by the time we returned the clouds were building up for a fresh onslaught. Next morning we broke camp quickly with misty rain pursuing us across the Gorge, ​and started off with all speed toward Pelion Hut. As the day wore on, the weather improved and our admirable resolution to hurry dissolved with the mist. Soon we were dawdling to the accompaniment of clicking shutters. Button grass and mud, button grass and mud, followed by Frog Hollow, which was exclusively mud. We squelched into Pelion Hut that evening after ten weary hours of mud-wallowing,​ only to find that it was completely packed and nobody was pleased to see us. 
 However, once outside again it became apparent that the leeches were delighted to see us and we in turn fulfilled a sadistic delight in plucking them off our socks and dropping them in the fire. Not caring to share our sleeping bags with a myriad leeches, we all moved inside to sleep on the floor. I, however, was fortunate enough to score a third share in a bunk. However, once outside again it became apparent that the leeches were delighted to see us and we in turn fulfilled a sadistic delight in plucking them off our socks and dropping them in the fire. Not caring to share our sleeping bags with a myriad leeches, we all moved inside to sleep on the floor. I, however, was fortunate enough to score a third share in a bunk.
-Next morning the clouds were once more with us, but nevertheless everyone went around hopefully telling everyone that it would soon clear up. Just to prove them wrong, or possibly because we'd done a spot of washing and had it hanging out to dry, the rain set in about 10 o'​clock. That day we had planned to climb Pelion East and Ossa and return to sleep in Pelion Hut. However, the view from Pelion East was so restricted by mist and rain we decided to leave Ossa till next day, hoping for better weather. After eating ​lunoh disconsolately sitting under an overhang on the side of Pelion East, we headed back towards Pelion Hut along what I think must come close to being the sloppiest piece of track we traversed during the thole trip. + 
-Our fourth day began very much like the previous one, with low cloud (or high mist), but this time no one risked a prophecy, ​Co it consequently began to break about midday. We climbed Ossa and, while the photography on the way up was quite good, the tomost ​fifty feet of the mountain seemed to coincide with cloud level and, though it was breaking, getting a photo was very much "catch as catch can". On top we discovered some very respectably-sized snow drifts so as we came down glissading was the order of the day. We would start off vertical but almost invariably cover the last fifty feet on the seats of our shorts. +Next morning the clouds were once more with us, but nevertheless everyone went around hopefully telling everyone that it would soon clear up. Just to prove them wrong, or possibly because we'd done a spot of washing and had it hanging out to dry, the rain set in about 10 o'​clock. That day we had planned to climb Pelion East and Ossa and return to sleep in Pelion Hut. However, the view from Pelion East was so restricted by mist and rain we decided to leave Ossa till next day, hoping for better weather. After eating ​lunch disconsolately sitting under an overhang on the side of Pelion East, we headed back towards Pelion Hut along what I think must come close to being the sloppiest piece of track we traversed during the thole trip. 
-(TO BE CCNTINUED.) + 
-IMINI.6..s abowammumbsiml +Our fourth day began very much like the previous one, with low cloud (or high mist), but this time no one risked a prophecy, ​so it consequently began to break about midday. We climbed Ossa and, while the photography on the way up was quite good, the topmost ​fifty feet of the mountain seemed to coincide with cloud level and, though it was breaking, getting a photo was very much "catch as catch can". On top we discovered some very respectably-sized snow drifts so as we came down glissading was the order of the day. We would start off vertical but almost invariably cover the last fifty feet on the seats of our shorts. 
-Reports have it that one of the highlights of the Boating ​IT,​Teekend ​was the unusual precautions taken to prevent bush fires. Tea was cooked by primus in the boats, while sheltering from a shower under overhanging rock ledges. + 
-ARE 1ULKERS BECOMING SISSIES? Quote from Paddy Pallin'​s ​advertisoment ​in the magazine of October, 1937: +(To be continued.) 
-"​Shortly after I started making camp gear I told a friend that I was getting in touch with Sydney Bush Walkers. He said "​S.B.W.?​ They'​re a pretty tough lot - won't buy anything if they can rake it then7,​olvest." + 
-19. +---- 
-FEDERATION NOTES FEBRUARY 1ING+ 
 +Reports have it that one of the highlights of the Boating ​Weekend ​was the unusual precautions taken to prevent bush fires. Tea was cooked by primus in the boats, while sheltering from a shower under overhanging rock ledges. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Are walkers becoming sissies=== 
 + 
 +Quote from Paddy Pallin'​s ​advertisement ​in the magazine of October, 1937: 
 + 
 +"​Shortly after I started making camp gear I told a friend that I was getting in touch with Sydney Bush Walkers. He said "​S.B.W.?​ They'​re a pretty tough lot - won't buy anything if they can make it themselves." 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Federation Notes - February Meeting. ===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
-FRAZER PiEK: The Wyong Shire Council (as Trustees ​ofFrazer ​Park"​) ​TIY1 take no action to prevent the removal of gravel from the Park. + 
-THE NATIONAL TRUST is concentrating on an effort to ensure retention ​"Of thFHTEFFT-716auties ​of the Hawkesbury River-Eroken ​Bay Area. The Kariong Proposal is receiving first attention. +__Frazer Park__: The Wyong Shire Council (as Trustees ​of "​Frazer ​Park"​) ​will take no action to prevent the removal of gravel from the Park. 
-AUSTRALIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA: The note on "Eushwalking" in this publicarion 7-7617finETTEed ​by the President and Secretary of Federation. + 
-DEEWHY LAGOON: The National Trust reports that the 'Fauna Protection ​7Enel is supporting efforts to preserve portion of Deewhy Lagoon in its natural condition. +__The National Trust__ ​is concentrating on an effort to ensure retention ​of the natural beauties ​of the Hawkesbury River - Broken ​Bay Area. The Kariong Proposal is receiving first attention. 
-BARREN GROUNDS: The Federation has asked the Fauna Protection Panel + 
-to have 3,456 acres on the Barren Grounds gazetted as a Faunal Reserve+__Australian Encyclopedia__: The note on "Bushwalking" in this publication is being finalised ​by the President and Secretary of Federation. 
-WARRMUNGLES. The Department of Lands has notified the Federation ​FEFF77,000 acres have been reserved in thD Warrumbungles in preparation for a National Park. The persons nominated by the Federation for inclusion on the Trust (Messrs. Pallin and McInnes) will be given full consideration. + 
-The N.S.W. Federation of Dushwalking ​Clubs is affiliated with the newly established ​N.S.T. Sports ​Federation ​whose objects are stated as: to encourage general ​pFFETZT7=7Ein ​sports involving physical exertion and to foster sports activities and the interests of those participating in such activities in New South Wales"​. +__Deewhy Lagoon__: The National Trust reports that the Fauna Protection ​Panel is supporting efforts to preserve portion of Deewhy Lagoon in its natural condition. 
-It has been reported that the Victorian Federation of walking ​Clubs is interested in establishing an Australian Federation, + 
-SEARCH AND RESCUE: The S R will meet on the following dates at Paddy Pallin'​s at 5.30 p t. +__Barren Grounds__: The Federation has asked the Fauna Protection Panel to have 3,456 acres on the Barren Grounds gazetted as a Faunal Reserve. 
-March 8th, May 10th, August 9th, November 8th. + 
-The meeting on March 8th is most ,important and Club contact Men are asked to attend with "​up-to-date"​ check lists of S R personnel. The S. & R. section is to contact the Victorian Police and S R to establish liaisson and discuss methods used. +__Warrumbungles__: ​The Department of Lands has notified the Federation ​that 14,000 acres have been reserved in the Warrumbungles in preparation for a National Park. The persons nominated by the Federation for inclusion on the Trust (Messrs. Pallin and McInnes) will be given full consideration. 
-The S R Section is giving consideration to undertaking search and rescue in cases of parties missing in caves. + 
-ANNUAL CAMP will be held on April 3rd/4th at Euroka Clearing. +The N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking ​Clubs is affiliated with the newly established ​__N.S.W. Sports ​Federation__ ​whose objects are stated as: "to encourage general ​participation in sports involving physical exertion and to foster sports activities and the interests of those participating in such activities in New South Wales"​. 
-A report was made to Federation on an area of land lying along the coast between Disaster Bay and Cape Howe. Many interesting features concerning its Primitive nature and the presence of certain species of plants and animals. Proposed to investigate the area fully. ​Visits ​to Areas of imnortance ​would be nude as follows + 
--  FroFosed ​Budderoo National Park: March 19// 20 21st +It has been reported that the Victorian Federation of Walking ​Clubs is interested in establishing an __Australian Federation__. 
-The Kariong Peninsula Proposal: April 9 10 llth. + 
-'Phone Allen A. Strom at WE 2528 for details. +__Search and Rescue__: The S R will meet on the following dates at Paddy Pallin'​s at 5.30 p.m.: March 8th, May 10th, August 9th, November 8th. The meeting on March 8th is most important and Club contact Men are asked to attend with "​up-to-date"​ check lists of S R personnel. The S. & R. section is to contact the Victorian Police and S R to establish liaisson and discuss methods used. 
-'CP 90177,,e. CIP*P1M + 
-MP P1 +The S R Section is giving consideration to undertaking search and rescue in cases of parties missing in caves. 
-&../. + 
-.1M '​177..t24 +__Annual Camp__ ​will be held on April 3rd/4th at Euroka Clearing. 
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-.c +A report was made to Federation on an area of land lying along the coast between Disaster Bay and Cape Howe. Many interesting features concerning its Primitive nature and the presence of certain species of plants and animals. Proposed to investigate the area fully. ​__Visits ​to Areas__ ​of importance ​would be nude as follows: Proposed ​Budderoo National Park: March 19/20/21stThe Kariong Peninsula Proposal: April 9/10/llth. 'Phone Allen A. Strom at WE 2528 for details. 
-MORE LETTERS TO PADDY. + 
-Here's a letter from a New Australian residing at Tarraleah, Tasmania, that Paddy got the other day. Knowing of old the critical way in which Europeans look at rucksacks Paddy takes it as rare compliment. I leave it to Bush +---- 
-+ 
-walkers ​to say whether ​,they like to be referred to as nTramps+===== Paddy Made===== 
-reDear ​Sir! + 
-I've seen a beautiful rucksack carried by a tramp lately. Whenasked himwhere could buy such +=== More letters to Paddy=== 
-one I got your address. The rucksack has a leather-bottom,​ two big outside pockets and strips for blankets too.+ 
 +Here's a letter from a New Australian residing at Tarraleah, Tasmania, that Paddy got the other day. Knowing of old the critical way in which Europeans look at rucksacks Paddy takes it as rare compliment. I leave it to Bushwalkers ​to say whether they like to be referred to as "​Tramps"​
 + 
 +"​Dear ​Sir! 
 + 
 +I've seen a beautiful rucksack carried by a tramp lately. When asked him where could buy such one I got your address. The rucksack has a leather-bottom,​ two big outside pockets and strips for blankets too. 
 I expect your offers, if you've this one or others in stock."​ I expect your offers, if you've this one or others in stock."​
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-PADDY PAWN 
-Lightweight Camp Gear 
-201 CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY 
-M2678 
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 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. M2678.
 +
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