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-THE SYZUSHTALKER+====== The Sydney Bushwalker====== 
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-A monthly ​bulletin ​of matters of interest to the 'Sydney Bush Walkers, C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. Box No.4476, G.P.O., SYMEY, +A monthly ​Bulletin ​of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. Box No.4476, G.P.O. ​Sydney. 
-No.233 ​APRIL, 1954 Price 6d. + 
-MMIMOMMIMWMOW.mmill nimiliMMIOAMOSO MMIMMWMAIMMWOMPAIMMIOMMAMOIM.M.11.1......M.W.1WW.1...MMIMOWM.M1.11 +---- 
-Co-EditorsDot Butler, Boundary ​Rd.Sales & Subs.: Jess Martin. Wahroongn. ​(,T. 2208) Typed by Jean Harvey. ​Geoff Waco19_4ary ​Street, Blacktown. + 
-Business ManagerAlex Colley ProductionAlan Wilson' - +=== No. 233. April, 1954Price 6d. === 
-(XAl255) .(FY2047).  + 
-CONTENTS+|**Co-Editors**|Dot Butler, Boundary ​RoadWahroonga ​(JW 2205), Geoff Wagg19 Mary Street, Blacktown.| 
-Page +|**Business Manager**|Alex Colley ​(XA1255).| 
-Editorial 1 +|**Production**|Alan Wilson (FY2047).| 
-Barrcarole, by "Mulsa" 2 +|**Sales and Subs**|Jess Martin.| 
-Scenic Motor Tours (Advertisement) 3 +|**Typed by**|Jean Harvey.| 
-At the Annual General Meeting 3 + 
-Leicn Photo Service (Advertisement) 5 +===== In This Issue: ===== 
-List of Officers Elected 6 +  
-The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advertisement) 7 +| | |Page| 
-The Boys in Tasmania - Part II+|Editorial| | 1| 
-by Geoff Wags +|Barrcarole|"Mulga"2| 
-Federation Notes - March Meetino, +|At the Annual General Meeting| | 3| 
-by Allen k:,.. Strom 10 +|List of Officers Elected| | 6| 
-Fauna Protection Panel Report, by Allen A. Strom 11 +|The Boys in Tasmania - Part II|Geoff Wagg| 7| 
-Reunion, 1954, by Ross Laird 14 +|Federation Notes - March Meeting|Allen A. Strom|10| 
-Paddy'​s ​Arf,​vertisement ​18 +|Fauna Protection Panel Report|Allen A. Strom|11| 
- 0    +|Reunion, 1954|Ross Laird|14
-EDITORIAL. + 
-. As co-Dditora ​of the Magazine, of 1 year and 21 yearsstanding respectively,​ we bring you that most desirable feature - a bending ​of the modern and the ancient. +===== Advertisements:​ ===== 
-To those who say the Club is degenerating and offer as witness thereof a decline in membership, cancellation of day walks due to lack of supp ort, dearth of exploratory trips, marathon events a more than minus quantity, we bring our long range vision into + 
-2. +| |Page| 
-operation and reply that in our twenty odd years' experience we have seen the same thins happen more than once before, and still the Club goes on. +|Scenic Motor Tours| 3| 
-Then switching over to our short range vision we point out that the Club has as jolly fine a sot of young folk as ever in the past. Their bumps of adventure are very well developed. When, for example, have we had so many sampling the delights of New Zealand scenery? (and, the same thing working, in reverse: New Zealanders, +|Leica Photo Service| 5| 
- now members of the S.D.W., ditto-ins the ditto of our ditto.) Close at hand the less pecunious young members have been-77ing ​trips to Tasmani4 ​and dreaming of the days when, withmore ​time and money at their disposal, they will emulate the older members taking trips abroad ​14119 regale us with stories of Lord Howe Island, the British Isles, ​Tope, (Ah, the Swiss Alps!), Canada, India (I can see the Himalayason ​the skyline!)  +|Sanitarium Health Food Shop| 7| 
-The last couple of Re-unions hold their own with any of the past for originality ​Dnd entertainment,​ and in a way take the place of +|Paddy'​s ​Advertisement|18| 
-our old-time Annual Concert, and on walks, be they strenuous or otherwise, all scam to enjoy themselves. Make no mistake, the Club is very much alive! Our oldest member struck the right note at the + 
-last Re-union. As he watched the mass of new generation S.B.W'​s +---- 
-+ 
-' ​crawling ​nound in napkins and nothing he remarked, "We almost needn'​t ​bother with a Public Relations Officer to boost membership. There are your now members if you'll only wait a few years."​ +===== Editorial===== 
-am14  + 
-3ARRCLOOLE.+As co-Editors ​of the Magazine, of 1 year and 21 years' ​standing respectively,​ we bring you that most desirable feature - a blending ​of the modern and the ancient. 
 + 
 +To those who say the Club is degenerating and offer as witness thereof a decline in membership, cancellation of day walks due to lack of support, dearth of exploratory trips, marathon events a more than minus quantity, we bring our long range vision into operation and reply that in our twenty odd years' experience we have seen the same things ​happen more than once before, and still the Club goes on. 
 + 
 +Then switching over to our short range vision we point out that the Club has as jolly fine a set of young folk as ever in the past. Their bumps of adventure are very well developed. When, for example, have we had so many sampling the delights of New Zealand scenery? (and, the same thing working, in reverse: New Zealanders, now members of the S.B.W., ditto-ing the ditto of __our__ ​ditto.) Close at hand the less pecunious young members have been doing trips to Tasmania ​and dreaming of the days when, with more time and money at their disposal, they will emulate the older members taking trips abroad ​who regale us with stories of Lord Howe Island, the British Isles, ​Europe, (Ah, the Swiss Alps!), Canada, India (I can see the Himalayas on the skyline!) ​ 
 + 
 +The last couple of Re-unions hold their own with any of the past for originality ​and entertainment,​ and in a way take the place of our old-time Annual Concert, and on walks, be they strenuous or otherwise, all seem to enjoy themselves. Make no mistake, the Club is very much alive! Our oldest member struck the right note at the last Re-union. As he watched the mass of new generation S.B.W'​s crawling ​round in napkins and nothing he remarked, "We almost needn'​t bother with a Public Relations Officer to boost membership. There are your now members if you'll only wait a few years."​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Barracole===== 
 By "​Mulga"​. By "​Mulga"​.
-Let me tell you now about a Boar of very little brain, + 
-If you think I'm meaning Pooh Bear, let ne hasten to explain - It's not the sort of bear that you would find behind iron bars, Though it Visits ​one variety when travelling in cars. An amiable, friendly Bear, bonnaceous you night say, +Let me tell you now about a Bear of very little brain,\\ 
-It climbs up trees and swings from limbs by night, but not by day. It feeds on Terry'​s Meal, I'm told, you can hear it from afar, What's that you say, did I say Dear? So sorry, I meant Barr! +If you think I'm meaning Pooh Bear, let me hasten to explain -\\ 
-NOTICE, +It's not the sort of bear that you would find behind iron bars,\\ 
-'​7Cheddar ​Chopper"​ is extremely interested in hearing from all and sundry all those little incidents and gossip items that occur on every trip which, unless recorded, go unheeded by all members ​Who were not fortunate enough to be present. +Though it visits ​one variety when travelling in cars.\\ 
-Also it would be appreciated if all hatches, matches, and no dispatches we hope, could be addressed to +An amiable, friendly Bear, bonnaceous you night say,\\ 
-"​Cheddar Chopper",​ +It climbs up trees and swings from limbs by night, but not by day.\\ 
-Box 4476, G.P.O., +It feeds on Terry'​s Meal, I'm told, you can hear it from afar,\\ 
-SYDNEY. +What's that you say, did I say Bear? So sorry, I meant Barr! 
-3+ 
-IF YOU ARE GOING PLACES CONTACT +---- 
-SCENIC MOTOR TOURS, ​--Tarmr7 sr177777- -7=7.7r7 + 
-DAILY TOURS BY PARLOR COACH TO THE WORLD FAMOUS JENOLAN CAVES AND ALL BLUE MOUNTAIN SIGHTS+=== Notice. === 
-TRANSPORT BY COACEES FOR PARTIES OF BUSH- WALKERS TO KANANGRA Y2ALL3GINKIN OR OTHER SUITABLE POINTS BY ;​d1RANGEMENT+ 
-FOR ALL INFORMATION +"​Cheddar ​Chopper"​ is extremely interested in hearing from all and sundry all those little incidents and gossip items that occur on every trip which, unless recorded, go unheeded by all members ​who were not fortunate enough to be present. 
-WRITE TO P.O. BOX 60, KATOOMBA TELEPHONE ​60, KATOOMEA+ 
-AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING+Also it would be appreciated if all hatches, matches, and no dispatches we hope, could be addressed to
-At the appointed hour of 7.45 p m., the President gave a dong on hisgong, the sixty-odd people then present in a miscellany of chairs (mostly more comfortable than the Ingersoll Hall variety) came to the alert, and we were on the way. Presentation of the Swimming Carnival awards was held over until the Maestro, ​Dill Henley, arrived: we went on with minutes, and after outlining the main features, the President moved the adoption of the Annual Report: duly carried, and Dill now appeared to present the awards, commenting regretfully on the small attendance, but favourably ​an the high point scores of Kevin ;​Lrdill ​and Gwen Frost. + 
-The financial statement was taken as read, and its adoption formally moved by the Treasurer. In answer to a question concerning the R,10 sundry debtors",​ the President outlined our battle royal with the Coronet restaurant over a deposit which wasn't returned. After this the report was adopted, and Dormic ​moved that we put our Profit ​into the two reserve funds. Various people opposed this, +"​Cheddar Chopper",​ Box 4476, G.P.O., ​Sydney
-and the motion was lost (as the monthly statement showed we had only 13 left by the end of February perhaps it was as well!) + 
-Followed the customary suspension of standincr, alders, so that elections could proceed and the annual sub. could be considered. The now familiar voting procedure was again agreed upon, with Messrs. Harvey, Roots, Frost and Noble as scrutineers and Edna Stratton ​co-opted as writer. (A much smaller blackboard for Edna thi6 year.) +---- 
-4. + 
-It was first moved that the subremain unaltered: ​formic ​moved an amendment - a reduction - amendment lost: Jean Harvey proposed that the marrieds should not receive a concession rate - another amendment lost, and the original motion carried. On to correspondence,​ including our marching orders for Friday evening from the landlord. Now wait for it .. correspondence was received, and there was no business arising! That came later. +=== Scenic Motor Tours=== 
-through Treasurer'​s ratified a by-law agenda) the one day walk, and behold, meeting began to bog + 
-Flying on through the business, we rushed monthly statement, on past Federation Report: (which raised a query because it wasn't on the which requires notice be given the leader of we had come to General Business. And hero the down. +If you are going places, contact Scenic Motor Tours, Railway Steps, Katoomba
-Colin Putt called attention to our dwindling membership, and + 
-the need for stimulating walking activity. Part of the cure was to be discreet advertising,​ not neon signs "Join S.B.W. and see life", but suitable publicity in equally suitable periodicals,​ replies to any enquirers who wrote Federation, endeavours to kill the old saw that S.B.W. doesn'​t want newcomers. He moved that an officer be appointed by caamittee ​to organise this activity, formic ​moved an amendment that he be styled ​flPublicity ​Officer"​ but the suggestion lapsed, and Paddy Pallin offered "​Public Relations Officer"​ which was later adopted.+Daily tours by parlor coach to the world famous Jenolan Caves and all Blue Mountain sights. 
 + 
 +Transport by coaches for parties of bushwalkers to Kanangra WallsGinkin or other suitable points by arrangement
 + 
 +For all information,​ write to P.O. Box 60, Katoomba. Telephone ​60, Katoomba
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== At The Annual General Meeting===== 
 + 
 +At the appointed hour of 7.45 p.m., the President gave a dong on his gong, the sixty-odd people then present in a miscellany of chairs (mostly more comfortable than the Ingersoll Hall variety) came to the alert, and we were on the way. Presentation of the Swimming Carnival awards was held over until the Maestro, ​Bill Henley, arrived: we went on with minutes, and after outlining the main features, the President moved the adoption of the Annual Report: duly carried, and Bill now appeared to present the awards, commenting regretfully on the small attendance, but favourably ​on the high point scores of Kevin Ardill ​and Gwen Frost. 
 + 
 +The financial statement was taken as read, and its adoption formally moved by the Treasurer. In answer to a question concerning the "​£10 ​sundry debtors",​ the President outlined our battle royal with the Coronet restaurant over a deposit which wasn't returned. After this the report was adopted, and Dormie ​moved that we put our profit ​into the two reserve funds. Various people opposed this, and the motion was lost (as the monthly statement showed we had only £13 left by the end of February perhaps it was as well!) 
 + 
 +Followed the customary suspension of standing orders, so that elections could proceed and the annual sub. could be considered. The now familiar voting procedure was again agreed upon, with Messrs. Harvey, Roots, Frost and Noble as scrutineers and Edna Stretton ​co-opted as writer. (A much smaller blackboard for Edna this year.) 
 + 
 +It was first moved that the subremain unaltered: ​Dormie ​moved an amendment - a reduction - amendment lost: Jean Harvey proposed that the marrieds should not receive a concession rate - another amendment lost, and the original motion carried. On to correspondence,​ including our marching orders for Friday evening from the landlord. Now wait for it... correspondence was received, and there was no business arising! That came later. 
 + 
 +Flying on through the business, we rushed ​through Treasurer'​s ​monthly statement, on past Federation Report: ​ratified a by-law ​(which raised a query because it wasn't on the agenda) - the one which requires notice be given the leader of a day walk, and behold, ​we had come to General Business. And here the meeting began to bog down. 
 + 
 +Colin Putt called attention to our dwindling membership, and the need for stimulating walking activity. Part of the cure was to be discreet advertising,​ not neon signs "Join S.B.W. and see life", but suitable publicity in equally suitable periodicals,​ replies to any enquirers who wrote Federation, endeavours to kill the old saw that S.B.W. doesn'​t want newcomers. He moved that an officer be appointed by committee ​to organise this activity. Dormie ​moved an amendment that he be styled ​"​Publicity ​Officer"​ but the suggestion lapsed, and Paddy Pallin offered "​Public Relations Officer"​ which was later adopted. 
 Quite a deal of comment unkind to Ingersoll Hall had been made during this discussion, and it was argued we'd never attract the right type of new member in such a dingy environment:​ Ray Kirkby questioned whether the decline was limited to S.B.W. or more widely spread, and the President observed that it appeared to be a universal malaise with walking clubs, though he had no precise figures to establish this. Quite a deal of comment unkind to Ingersoll Hall had been made during this discussion, and it was argued we'd never attract the right type of new member in such a dingy environment:​ Ray Kirkby questioned whether the decline was limited to S.B.W. or more widely spread, and the President observed that it appeared to be a universal malaise with walking clubs, though he had no precise figures to establish this.
-Bill Cosgrove queried what the purpose of building up strength of the Club might be: wouldn'​t a club of even 150 be sufficient? Colin Putt answered we wanted to build up "​active walking strength, and Kevin Ardill indicated we had nothinr, like 150 active walkers. Paddy Pallin observed that walking clubs generally did appear to be havinr, a lean time, yet the sale of walking gear remained quite high. In S.D.T. we had a fine crowd of young walkers, but not enough of them, and some good Publicity may help enormously. In some quarters the non-competitive nature of bush walking was attracting interest, but our meeting place was definitely against us. He was applauded. 
-The President intervened to slay the old belief that S.D.W. had closed its membership at one stage - at the request of Federation 
-we had withdrawn our name from the list of Clubs in order that smaller clubs might thrive. Rene Browne said the Club started through publicity, and Ray Kirkby commented that we must take into account the probable rental of another club room - could it be afforded? Perhaps increased membership would make it easier to find the finance for a better roam. Tom Moppett pointed out that there Was no suggestion of lowering our standard of admission, and though the Club had in the past opposed use of publicity for gaining members, we had to meet the fact that our walking strength was very law. Dick Hoffman 
-5. 
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-urged U8 to take more interest in the welfare of that the loss during that time might be reduced, considered that a stepping-up of social activity attractions to the Club. The gag was applied, ​a carried. +Bill Cosgrove queried what the purpose of building up strength of the Club might be: wouldn'​t a club of even 150 be sufficient? Colin Putt answered we wanted to build up active walking strength, and Kevin Ardill indicated we had nothing like 150 active walkers. Paddy Pallin observed that walking clubs generally did appear to be having a lean time, yet the sale of walking gear remained quite high. In S.B.W. we had a fine crowd of young walkers, but not enough of them, and some good publicity may help enormously. In some quarters the non-competitive nature of bush walking was attracting interest, but our meeting place was definitely against us. He was applauded. 
-prospectiVesi-so + 
-ad Dill Gillam would lend added +The President intervened to slay the old belief that S.B.W. had closed its membership at one stage - at the request of Federation we had withdrawn our name from the list of Clubs in order that smaller clubs might thrive. Rene Browne said the Club started through publicity, and Ray Kirkby commented that we must take into account the probable rental of another club room - could it be afforded? Perhaps increased membership would make it easier to find the finance for a better room. Tom Moppett pointed out that there Was no suggestion of lowering our standard of admission, and though the Club had in the past opposed use of publicity for gaining members, we had to meet the fact that our walking strength was very low. Dick Hoffman ​urged us to take more interest in the welfare of prospectives,​ so that the loss during that time might be reduced, ​and Bill Gillam ​considered that a stepping-up of social activity ​would lend added attractions to the Club. The gag was applied, ​and the amended motion ​carried. 
-rd the amended motion + 
-About this stage, when Dot Butler had been elected ​Editorl ​she suggested that Geoff *Lam, the other nominee, be appointed +About this stage, when Dot Butler had been elected ​Editor, ​she suggested that Geoff Wagg, the other nominee, be appointed ​Co-Editor ​and after a little doubt who should sit on Committee, the matter was conveniently stood over until the committee-members-without-portfolio were appointed. 
-and after a little doubt who should sit an Committee, the matter was conveniently stood over until the committee-members-without-portfolio were appointed. + 
-Dormie moved that the feature of a monthly Social Report be re-introduced,​ the Social Secretary agreed with him, End it was so. Dormie flushed with triumph, went on to refer to the loss of 10 over the Coronet affair, and urged that we obtain a "legal persona"​ and be registered as a corporate body, essentially not for profit. Allen Strom and Tom Moppett referred to the fact that this may be a costly business, considering how infrequently we had been "​stung"​ in the past, and the motion, amended to "be referred to committee to investigate",​ was carried. +Dormie moved that the feature of a monthly Social Report be re-introduced,​ the Social Secretary agreed with him, and it was so. Dormieflushed with triumph, went on to refer to the loss of £10 over the Coronet affair, and urged that we obtain a "legal persona"​ and be registered as a corporate body, essentially not for profit. Allen Strom and Tom Moppett referred to the fact that this may be a costly business, considering how infrequently we had been "​stung"​ in the past, and the motion, amended to "be referred to committee to investigate",​ was carried. 
-6. + 
-Alex Colley ​swTsted ​that Committee prepare "​specifications"​ +Alex Colley ​suggested ​that Committee prepare "​specifications"​ of requirements for a new Club Room so that all members could join in the search for a suitable place, these "​specifications"​ to be given to the next meeting, and the motion was carriedThen Alex followed up with a project that the Era Trust Fund (well, ​£440 of it) be invested in the current Commonwealth Loan, subject to the approval of Club Solicitor and Trustees. A number of brisk comments followed, some referring to our previous experience with bonds which were saleable only at a loss, and some maintaining that the higher interest rate on the present loan minimised this risk. The motion was finally carried. 
-of requirements for a new Club Room so that all members could join in the search for a suitable place, these "​specifications"​ to be given to the next meeting, and the motion was carriedThen Alex followed up With a project that tile Era Trust Fund' ​(well, ​440 of it) be + 
-invested in the current Commonwealth Loan, subject to the approval +After it had been fixed that the items on the remaining ​part of the social programme should be put back two days to the preceding ​Wednesday, it was plain that the sands were running out... and then horror! we discovered there was an ex-member in the ranks. And worse, he had actually lodged one or two votes. The matter ​was hashed back and forth for some time, when Paddy resolved it all by moving that we ratify all the business and elections of the evening. We did this with a profound sigh of relief, but Dormie still had the last word, moving that any future by-laws due for ratification be announced in the notice of meeting. ​We were all so relieved that we'd got around the previous impasse that no one contested this, and we carried it, and the President was able to call "Let Us Re-tine!"​ at 10.20 p.m. 
-of Club Solicitor and Trustees. A number of brisk comments followed, some referring to our previous experience with bonds which were saleable only at a loss, and some maintaining that the higher interest rate on the present loan minimised this risk. The motion was finally carried. + 
-After it had been fixed that the items on the remaining ​Dart +---- 
-of the social programme should be put back two days to the Preceding ​Wednesday, it was plain that the sands were running out... and then horror! we discovered there was an ex-member in the ranks. And worse, he had actually lodged one or two votes. The natter ​was hashed back and forth for some time, when Paddy resolved it all by moving that we ratify all the business and elections of the evening. We did this with a profound sigh of relief, but Dormie still had the last word, moving that any future by-laws due for ratification be announced in the notice of meeting. ​V:e were all so relieved that we'd got around the previous impasse that no one contested this, and wecarried it, and the President was able to call "Let Us Re-tine!"​ at 10.20 p m. + 
-111olial w.Maleml +=== Photography!?​!?​! === 
-LIST OF 0P7ICERS ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING+ 
-1.1.1.1111.1111M* +You press the buttonwe'll do the rest! 
-PRESIDENT: + 
-VICE PRESIDENTS: SECRETARY: +Finegrain DevelopingSparkling PrintsPerfect EnlargementsYour Rollfilms or Leica films deserve the best service
-ASSISTANT SECRETARY: TREASURER: + 
-MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: VJALKS SECRETOY: SOCIAL SECRETARY: CONSERVATION SECRETARY: LITERARY EDITOR: CO-EDITOR: +Leica Photo Service. 
-COMMITTEE MEMBERS + 
-FEDERATION DELEGATES: +31 Macquarie Place, Sydney, N.S.W. 
-JIM BROWN MALCOLM McGREGOR ELSIE BRUGGY GRACE AIRD SHEILA BINNS KEVIN ARD ILL BRIAN ANDERSON ROSS LAIRD TOM MOPPETT DOT BUTLER GEOFF WAGG + 
-BERYL CHRISTIANSEN +---- 
-GEOFF V:AGG + 
-PAUL BARNES JEANNE GOLDING +===== List Of Officers Elected At The Annual General Meeting. ===== 
-ALLEN STROM + 
-YVONNE RENWICK PAUL BARNES ALLEN STROM +|**President**|Jim Brown.| 
-TOM HENNY-ROYAL +|**Vice Presidents**|Malcolm McGregor, Allen Strom.| 
-SUBSTITUTE FEDERATION +|**Secretary**|Elsie Bruggy.| 
-DELEGATES: BRIAN HARVEY PADDY PALLIN PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS +|**Assistant Secretary**|Grace Aird.| 
-H +|**Treasurer**|Sheila Binns.| 
-DELEGATE: ILDA STODDART +|**Membership Secretary**|Kevin Ardill.| 
-AUDITOR: TOM :KENNY-ROYAL +|**Walks Secretary**|Brian Anderson.| 
-TRUSTEES: livAL ROOTS MAURICE DERRY +|**Social Secretary**|Ross Laird.| 
-HONSOLICITOR: COLIN BROAD +|**Conservation Secretary**|Tom Moppett.| 
-MAGAZINE BUSINESS MANAGER: ALEX CCLLEY +|**Literary Editor**|Dot Butler.| 
-JOE TURNER +|**Co-Editor**|Geoff Wagg.| 
-7+|**Committee Members**|Beryl Christiansen,​ Yvonne Renwick, Geoff Wagg, Paul Barnes.| 
-KEEP THAT FOUR DAY EASTER PACK LIGHT WITH +|**Federation Delegates**|Paul Barnes, Allen Strom, Jeanne Golding, Tom Kenny-Royal.| 
-TASTYCONCENTRATED ENERGY-PRODUCING VEGETARIAN FOODS +|**Substitute Federation Delegates**|Brian Harvey, Paddy Pallin.| 
-NEW SEASON DRIED APRICOTS NOV AVAILABLE ​EXTRA '​CHOICE FIGSDATESALMOND KERNELS +|**Parks & Playgrounds Delegate**|Hilda Stoddart.| 
-NUTOLENE AND NUTMEAT ​READY TO SERVE PROTEIN FROM +|**Auditor**|Tom Kenny-Royal.| 
-THE SAtITARITTI.: HEALTH P.00D_OLTOP +|**Trustees**|Wal RootsMaurice Berry, Joe Turner.| 
-13 HUNTER STREET SYDNEY+|**Hon. Solicitor**|Colin Broad.| 
-THE BOYS IN TASMANIA+|**Magazine Business Manager**|Alex Colley.| 
-By Geoff Wag. PART II.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== The Sanitarium Health Food Shop. === 
 + 
 +Keep that four day Easter pack light with tastyconcentratedenergy-producing vegetarian foods. 
 + 
 +New season dried apricots now available ​extra choice. 
 + 
 +FigsDatesAlmond kernels. Nutolene and nutmeat - ready to serve protein. 
 + 
 +The Sanitarium Health Food Shop. 
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 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Boys In Tasmania - Part II===== 
 + 
 +By Geoff Wagg. 
 (Descending off cloud-capped Mount Ossa, the party - Ross, Frank, David and Geoff - proceeds south towards the untold horrors of Ducane Hut.) (Descending off cloud-capped Mount Ossa, the party - Ross, Frank, David and Geoff - proceeds south towards the untold horrors of Ducane Hut.)
-That afternoon, as we trekked ​throu-,​h ​the Mersey Gorge towards Du Cane Hut, we cane our nearest to being homesick. The track had dried so that it was evena little dusty, and the sun shone from a blue sky into the golden ​lieggs ​and bacon" along the way. Occasionally we care to a shady gum that littered its curly bark across the track and in the distance was the low, scrub-covered cliff of the Du Cane Range. For half a mile we were in Megalong Valley, then back to the button grass. + 
-Du Cane Hut, we were pleased to find, was almost deserted, so we all proceeded to have our first all-over wash for too many days. I should have said, all except David. Poor old Snow had just got a decent lather up when the lookout, perched on a high stump, watching the track, yelled "​Here ​cone the Indians!!"​ and half a dozen Y.H.A. girls tramped into the clearing, wondering what all the commotion was. +That afternoon, as we trekked ​through ​the Mersey Gorge towards Du Cane Hut, we came our nearest to being homesick. The track had dried so that it was even a little dusty, and the sun shone from a blue sky into the golden ​"​eggs ​and bacon" along the way. Occasionally we came to a shady gum that littered its curly bark across the track and in the distance was the low, scrub-covered cliff of the Du Cane Range. For half a mile we were in Megalong Valley, then back to the button grass. 
-8. + 
-That was New Year's Eve, and the Y.ILA. girls celebrated by chasing some Possibly ​imaginary kangaroos around the hut during the wee small hours. A little way back I mentioned our rather dismal, negroid dampers. ​Lell, those days or dampers were past and now our masterpieces were removed from the embers a glorious golden ​brownf ​and displayed to the admiring throng to an accompaniment of "Ohs!' ​and hAhs!" Also, it was in this but that Mr. Laird finally and forever stripped the Club of any shreds of good character that may +Du Cane Hut, we were pleased to find, was almost deserted, so we all proceeded to have our first all-over wash for too many days. I should have said, all except David. Poor old Snow had just got a decent lather up when the lookout, perched on a high stump, watching the track, yelled "​Here ​come the Indians!!"​ and half a dozen Y.H.A. girls tramped into the clearing, wondering what all the commotion was. 
-have been left after previous invasions (details will be forwarded if one guinea and a self-addressed envelope are sent to the author). + 
-On New Year's Day the heavens once more wept. -e moved as quickly as we could along the track, ​canine; ​in at the brand new Windy Ridge hut to have a cuppa with some of our track friends. The rain, most inconsiderately,​ didn't stop at lunch time so we, of necessity, had lunch in the rain. Ross and I buttoned our groundsheets together and threw them over a fallen tree to make a sort of shelter under which we huddled while Frank and David squatted, buttering slices of damper underneath their groundsheets and then trying to transfer ​tam to the mouth before they became sodden. Our shelter wasn't too dry, either, because every time one of us moved an icy stream would descend through the gap in the middle and invariably find its way down somebody'​s neck. +That was New Year's Eve, and the Y.H.A. girls celebrated by chasing some possibly ​imaginary kangaroos around the hut during the wee small hours. A little way back I mentioned our rather dismal, negroid dampers. ​Well, those days of dampers were past and now our masterpieces were removed from the embers a glorious golden ​brown and displayed to the admiring throng to an accompaniment of "Ohs!" ​and "Ahs!" Also, it was in this hut that Mr. Laird finally and forever stripped the Club of any shreds of good character that may have been left after previous invasions (details will be forwarded if one guinea and a self-addressed envelope are sent to the author). 
-As we had all been having foot trouble, we were hoping for a ride down from Narcissus Hut in the launch, but a note in the log book soon dashed our hopes. The launch, it stated, had been out of order for some days, and several ​Parties ​whom it was supposed to meet had given up waiting and walked. And so did we. + 
-think those eleven miles on a muddy track through gloomy beech forest were the most miserable of the Whole trip. But we got Q12/1 reward. The Ranger'​s store at Cynthia Bay had chocolates and sweet biscuits and other simple luxuries that our souls had yearned for. Also Mr. J. Pluvius called a truce and sent away his sullen legions, so that the sun could shine through on our last evening in the Reserve. ​YCe pitched our tents, washed and cleaned up generally, then cooked an enormous tea and luxuriated in the comfortable ​feel- ing of full tummies. +On New Year's Day the heavens once more wept. We moved as quickly as we could along the track, ​calling ​in at the brand new Windy Ridge hut to have a cuppa with some of our track friends. The rain, most inconsiderately,​ didn't stop at lunch time so we, of necessity, had lunch in the rain. Ross and I buttoned our groundsheets together and threw them over a fallen tree to make a sort of shelter under which we huddled while Frank and David squatted, buttering slices of damper underneath their groundsheets and then trying to transfer ​them to the mouth before they became sodden. Our shelter wasn't too dry, either, because every time one of us moved an icy stream would descend through the gap in the middle and invariably find its way down somebody'​s neck. 
-We loafed in bed until nine o'​clock next morning, made a leisurely breakfast, then walked the three miles out to Derwent ​bridge, where we picked up our second lot of supplies, and caught the bus along to the Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off. ​:;e collected our tucker all right, and posted a few kodachromes,​ then David, ​Whose drinking vessel had been left behind in Windy Ridge hut, decided to try and talk the barman in the tin shanty hotel into selling him a glass. The barman was so affected by Snow's inspired pleading that he broke down and gave him a cracked "​lady'​s ​waist7 ​so that on all future occasions David demurely sipped his cocoa from his refined container that measured about six to one bushwalker'​s mug. + 
-Imagine our horror when we climbed aboard our bus to find a passenger list entirely composed of boy scouts! For a While it seamed that a serious incident was going to develop between flora- +As we had all been having foot trouble, we were hoping for a ride down from Narcissus Hut in the launch, but a note in the log book soon dashed our hopes. The launch, it stated, had been out of order for some days, and several ​parties ​whom it was supposed to meet had given up waiting and walked. And so did we. 
-9. + 
-loving Frank and a scout masteil ​who had been gailyadorning his hat with wayside wildflowers. Also a little something seemed to be developing between Snow and a cub mistress, so it was probably just +think those eleven miles on a muddy track through gloomy beech forest were the most miserable of the whole trip. But we got our reward. The Ranger'​s store at Cynthia Bay had chocolates and sweet biscuits and other simple luxuries that our souls had yearned for. Also Mr. J. Pluvius called a truce and sent away his sullen legions, so that the sun could shine through on our last evening in the Reserve. ​We pitched our tents, washed and cleaned up generally, then cooked an enormous tea and luxuriated in the comfortable ​feeling ​of full tummies. 
-as well that Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off ​care when it did and we got our,+ 
-Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off: a signpost an a glaring ​White road, surrounded by bare hills and button grass. I've never felt so deserted in all my life. We weren'​t really looking forward to Frenchman'​s,​ although that exciting blue silhouette standing definitely alone had captured our imaginations. But the tales we'd heard: mud to the waist, seething with leeches, and on top of that our troublesome feet. To contradict all this, our stay in the Frenchman'​s area was marked by fine weather and good camp sites, so we enjoyed it in spite of sore tootsies.+We loafed in bed until nine o'​clock next morning, made a leisurely breakfast, then walked the three miles out to Derwent ​Bridge, where we picked up our second lot of supplies, and caught the bus along to the Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off. ​We collected our tucker all right, and posted a few kodachromes,​ then David, ​whose drinking vessel had been left behind in Windy Ridge hut, decided to try and talk the barman in the tin shanty hotel into selling him a glass. The barman was so affected by Snow's inspired pleading that he broke down and gave him a cracked "​lady'​s ​waist" ​so that on all future occasions David demurely sipped his cocoa from his refined container that measured about six to one bushwalker'​s mug. 
 + 
 +Imagine our horror when we climbed aboard our bus to find a passenger list entirely composed of boy scouts! For a while it seamed that a serious incident was going to develop between flora-loving Frank and a scout master ​who had been gaily adorning his hat with wayside wildflowers. Also a little something seemed to be developing between Snow and a cub mistress, so it was probably just as well that Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off ​came when it did and we got out. 
 + 
 +Frenchman'​s Cap turn-off: a signpost an a glaring ​white road, surrounded by bare hills and button grass. I've never felt so deserted in all my life. We weren'​t really looking forward to Frenchman'​s,​ although that exciting blue silhouette standing definitely alone had captured our imaginations. But the tales we'd heard: mud to the waist, seething with leeches, and on top of that our troublesome feet. To contradict all this, our stay in the Frenchman'​s area was marked by fine weather and good camp sites, so we enjoyed it in spite of sore tootsies. 
 We camped comfortably on the Loddon River that night, although the mosquitoes worried Snow quite a bit, and dined sumptuously off treacle dumplings. Then we made the amazing discovery that we'd allowed for one meal too few on our food list. Oh well, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet. We camped comfortably on the Loddon River that night, although the mosquitoes worried Snow quite a bit, and dined sumptuously off treacle dumplings. Then we made the amazing discovery that we'd allowed for one meal too few on our food list. Oh well, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet.
-Next day was fine and we pushed off across the Loddon Plains, so much more interesting than those in the Reserve because of the wild flowers and the little hillocks dotted amongst them. We passed Lake Vera, then up that mud slippery-slide misnamed track that leads to the top of 3arron ​Pass. There we lunched, then followed on through the obstacle course of innumerable ups and downs towards Lake Tahune. Finally, when it seemed that it would never comewe saw Tahune nestling under the sheer wall of Frenchman'​s Cap, and beside it the hut, resplendent in its new galvanised iron roof, and proclaimed by a carved sign to be the "Bowl Inn", Prop. J. Pluvius. + 
-We had no sooner hit the hut When everybody shed his boots. Apparently the long rough track had affected us all the same way. We decided there and then to cancel the final part of our walk in the Lake Fodder ​area and do some touring instead. Everyone agreed that would be Bon Oh. +Next day was fine and we pushed off across the Loddon Plains, so much more interesting than those in the Reserve because of the wild flowers and the little hillocks dotted amongst them. We passed Lake Vera, then up that mud slippery-slide misnamed track that leads to the top of Barron ​Pass. There we lunched, then followed on through the obstacle course of innumerable ups and downs towards Lake Tahune. Finally, when it seemed that it would never comewe saw Tahune nestling under the sheer wall of Frenchman'​s Cap, and beside it the hut, resplendent in its new galvanised iron roof, and proclaimed by a carved sign to be the "Bowl Inn", Prop. J. Pluvius. 
-During the night we had some light rain and we began to have misgivings about our vim from the top next morning. However, all mar, fears were groundless, as the dawn arrived quite fine except for a little mist around the summit. We started our climb and had reaOhed ​the saddle when we saw about a dozen of the Melbourne Walkers whom we had met at odd times in the Reserve swarm into the clearing around the Hut. We were glad we weren'​t staying the night, as little Tahune would have been rather crowded. + 
-Climbing further we reached the top about the sane time as the mist did and, while we hung about waiting for it to clear, made inroads into a box of chocolates that David and Frank had generously carried up to celebrate the occasion. In an hour or so the vapour cleared sufficiently for a bit of photography,​ after whiell ​we trouped happily back to the hut for lunch. We pushed ​an the sane afternoon around and 121D what one of the Melbourne lads described as the onlyvertical swamp in existence, then down the pass to Lake Vera, where we had a very pleasant camp for the night. +We had no sooner hit the hut when everybody shed his boots. Apparently the long rough track had affected us all the same way. We decided there and then to cancel the final part of our walk in the Lake Pedder ​area and do some touring instead. Everyone agreed that would be Bon Oh. 
-10. + 
-Then we were just ready to move on next morning Snow suddenly remembered that he'd left his camera about half way up the pass, so back he went while we went on slowly with his pack. He caught us up about an hour and a half later, complete with camera - said he would have taken his time if he'd known how nicely we were getting on carrying his pack! +During the night we had some light rain and we began to have misgivings about our view from the top next morning. However, all our fears were groundless, as the dawn arrived quite fine except for a little mist around the summit. We started our climb and had reached ​the saddle when we saw about a dozen of the Melbourne Walkers whom we had met at odd times in the Reserve swarm into the clearing around the Hut. We were glad we weren'​t staying the night, as little Tahune would have been rather crowded. 
-I'm afraid we made heavy weather of the button grass plains that morning, but aching feet were making Ross and me glad that this was the last day we'd be wearing boots for a while anyway. We lunched on the Loddon, then started that lonn, hot climb over the ridge to the Franklin River. It was with a sense of real atisfaction ​that we scrambled down on to that shingle bed by the fast, clean Franklin, and scrubbed clothes and boots and bodies of the mud and sweat of + 
-accumulated days. Behind us were the days of fatigue and meagre +Climbing further we reached the top about the sane time as the mist did and, while we hung about waiting for it to clear, made inroads into a box of chocolates that David and Frank had generously carried up to celebrate the occasion. In an hour or so the vapour cleared sufficiently for a bit of photography,​ after which we trouped happily back to the hut for lunch. We pushed ​on the same afternoon around and up what one of the Melbourne lads described as the only vertical swamp in existence, then down the pass to Lake Vera, where we had a very pleasant camp for the night. 
-rations: tomorrow we would be catching a bus to the life of ease and the lap of luxury. + 
-You know", said Frank, "a tourist'​s life won't be bad. 'Non, said Snow, just on the turn.+When we were just ready to move on next morning Snow suddenly remembered that he'd left his camera about half way up the pass, so back he went while we went on slowly with his pack. He caught us up about an hour and a half later, complete with camera - said he would have taken his time if he'd known how nicely we were getting on carrying his pack! 
 + 
 +I'm afraid we made heavy weather of the button grass plains that morning, but aching feet were making Ross and me glad that this was the last day we'd be wearing boots for a while anyway. We lunched on the Loddon, then started that long, hot climb over the ridge to the Franklin River. It was with a sense of real satisfaction ​that we scrambled down on to that shingle bed by the fast, clean Franklin, and scrubbed clothes and boots and bodies of the mud and sweat of accumulated days. Behind us were the days of fatigue and meagre rations: tomorrow we would be catching a bus to the life of ease and the lap of luxury. 
 + 
 +"You know", said Frank, "a tourist'​s life won't be bad.
 + 
 +"​No"​, said Snow, "just on the turn.
 But we were. all looking forward to it! But we were. all looking forward to it!
-FEDERATION NOTES MARCH MEL7ING.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Federation Notes - March Meeting===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
-NEW SOUTH WALES RANGER PPEROL ​Conference on the banning of certain species ​or-FirrTaers ​from-sale, was attended by Stan Cottier as + 
-Federation Representative. A submission is being prepared for presentation to the Minister and a deputation to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens will be requested. +__New South Wales Ranger Patrol__ ​Conference on the banning of certain species ​of wildflowers ​from sale, was attended by Stan Cottier as Federation Representative. A submission is being prepared for presentation to the Minister and a deputation to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens will be requested. 
-BLUE GUM FOREST: News that the Hordern block (adjacent to the Forest) ​Eir;ht n75117 'be purchased has been received. A small sum of money in the Reay Legacy is available for this purpose. + 
-THE SHIRE OF GOSFORD ​has appointed a Town and Country Planner who is prepared to consider plans for reservations within the Shire. Any sumestions ​that members may have should be forwarded to Allen A. Strom at WB2528. +__Blue Gum Forest__: News that the Hordern block (adjacent to the Forest) ​might now be purchased has been received. A small sum of money in the Reay Legacy is available for this purpose. 
-ANNUAL CAMP will be held at Euroka on April 3/4th. Messrs. Pallin ​FE7-71.77arr ​will be in charge of the campfire and all Club Presidents will be asked to take part in a Campfire Ceremony. + 
-KARIONG PENINSULA PROPOSAL: The National Trust will endeavour to 75i,​ranfT ​aeputati7-17-17e ​Minister for Lands. The next organised visit to the area will be on April 9/10/11th. Details from A. Strom at WB2528. +__The Shire of gosford__ ​has appointed a Town and Country Planner who is prepared to consider plans for reservations within the Shire. Any suggestions ​that members may have should be forwarded to Allen A. Strom at WB2528. 
-11. + 
-BARREN GROUNDS: The Chief Guardian of Fauna is regarding with favvtr tH7 proposEr ​to have The Darren ​Grounds dedicated as a Faunal Reserve. The next organised visit is on May 14/15/16th.+__Annual Camp__ ​will be held at Euroka on April 3/4th. Messrs. Pallin ​and Stewart ​will be in charge of the campfire and all Club Presidents will be asked to take part in a Campfire Ceremony. 
 + 
 +__Kariong Peninsula Proposal__: The National Trust will endeavour to arrange ​deputation to the Minister for Lands. The next organised visit to the area will be on April 9/10/11th. Details from A. Strom at WB2528. 
 + 
 +__Barren Grounds__: The Chief Guardian of Fauna is regarding with favor the proposal ​to have The Barren ​Grounds dedicated as a Faunal Reserve. The next organised visit is on May 14/15/16th. 
 Still urgently required..... Still urgently required.....
-1. An Organiser for the 1954 Dushwalker Ea21+ 
-2. Additional Patrols and Work Parties at Tiouddi ​Natural Park. +1. An Organiser for the 1954 Bushwalker Ball. 
------------ + 
-SUMD,IARY REPORT ON THE FAUNA PROTECTION PANEL FO'IA 77AA7 1953. +2. Additional Patrols and Work Parties at Bouddi ​Natural Park. 
-Mama ..a m./ td1.. + 
-By Allen A. CtY'am+---- 
-1. Members of the panel (included as general ​inteest- + 
-F.J. Griffiths, Chief Guardian of Fauna, Chairman. +===== Summary Report On The Fauna Protection Panel For Year 1953. ===== 
-Dr. R.J. Noble, Department of Agriculture. + 
- H.E. Messer, Department of Conservation. F.M. Bailey, Forestry Commission. C.J. auttsworth, Chief Secretary-/s Department. +By Allen A. Strom
-W.17. Jones, Department of Education. J.R. Kinghorn, Australian Museum. A.R. Jones, Department of Lands. + 
-H.E. Best, Ministry of Immigration and Tourist Activities. +=== 1. Members of the panel (included as general ​interest): === 
-Prof. P.D.F. Murray, Department of Zoology, Universityof Sydney. R.D. Nott, M.'.A. + 
-Sir Edward Hallstrom. +  ​* ​F.J. Griffiths, Chief Guardian of Fauna, Chairman. 
-E. le G. Troughton. +  ​* ​Dr. R.J. Noble, Department of Agriculture. 
-A.A. Strom. +  ​* ​H.E. Messer, Department of Conservation. 
-2. EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY+  * F.M. Bailey, Forestry Commission. 
-School Children: ​fly films and talks given by Chain:​Ian ​of the +  * C.J. Buttsworth, Chief Secretary's Department. 
-Panel. Schools at Grafton, Yanco, Leeton, +  ​* ​W.W. Jones, Department of Education. 
-Griffith and Narrandera visited. Local Faunal Societies have also assisted with publicity work aimpn3st ​children.+  * J.R. Kinghorn, Australian Museum. 
 +  * A.R. Jones, Department of Lands. 
 +  ​* ​H.E. Best, Ministry of Immigration and Tourist Activities. 
 +  ​* ​Prof. P.D.F. Murray, Department of Zoology, University of Sydney. 
 +  * R.D. Nott, M.L.A. 
 +  ​* ​Sir Edward Hallstrom. 
 +  ​* ​E. le G. Troughton. 
 +  ​* ​A.A. Strom. 
 + 
 +=== 2. Education and publicity=== 
 + 
 +School Children: ​By films and talks given by Chairman ​of the Panel. Schools at Grafton, Yanco, Leeton, Griffith and Narrandera visited. Local Faunal Societies have also assisted with publicity work amongst ​children. 
 An Essay Competition for School Children received a disappointing response. An Essay Competition for School Children received a disappointing response.
 +
 A Poster Competition in co-operation with the Annual Humane Poster Competition was also organised. A Poster Competition in co-operation with the Annual Humane Poster Competition was also organised.
-Films: The following films have been shown to thousands by Schools, Scouts, Girl Guides, Parents and Ctizansl ​Associations,​ Progress Associations,​ Film Clubs, etc. : + 
-The Koala, Australia'​s Platypus, Keith the Wombat, ​spiny Anteater, Kangaroos, Protect Your Birds, ​Cur Dath Fire Menace, Old Man Possum, ​Dushland ​Fantasy, Fine Feathers. +Films: The following films have been shown to thousands by Schools, Scouts, Girl Guides, Parents and Citizans' ​Associations,​ Progress Associations,​ Film Clubs, etc. : 
-The Panel has recently added '​Lards ​and Billabongs to its collection. Copies of most of tile. films have also been obtained + 
-12. +The Koala, Australia'​s Platypus, Keith the Wombat, ​Spiny Anteater, Kangaroos, Protect Your Birds, ​Our Bush Fire Menace, Old Man Possum, ​Bushland ​Fantasy, Fine Feathers. 
-by the Department of Education, Film Council and the Australian Museum. + 
-Radio: "​Nature Speaks"​ on 2GD gives publicity to the need for +The Panel has recently added "​Birds ​and Billabongs" ​to its collection. Copies of most of the films have also been obtained by the Department of Education, Film Council and the Australian Museum. 
-fauna conservation and to the work of the Panel. ​ADC News Session and country commercial stations also assisted. Talks have been given over 2131J, 2GF (Grafton), and the Macquarie Newsreel.+ 
 +Radio: "​Nature Speaks"​ on 2GB gives publicity to the need for fauna conservation and to the work of the Panel. ​ABC News Session and country commercial stations also assisted. Talks have been given over 2BL, 2GF (Grafton), and the Macquarie Newsreel. 
 Press: A good deal of publicity has been given by the press, particularly in the country. Press: A good deal of publicity has been given by the press, particularly in the country.
-Talks: The Chairman addressed students at the Dalmain ​Teachers+ 
-College; Rotary Clubs at Leeton, Griffith, Narrandera, Cronulla and Gosford; members of the Youth Hostel Association;​ W.E.A. (Newcastle);​ and public meetings at Leeton, Griffith and Chatswood. +Talks: The Chairman addressed students at the Balmain ​Teachers' ​College; Rotary Clubs at Leeton, Griffith, Narrandera, Cronulla and Gosford; members of the Youth Hostel Association;​ W.E.A. (Newcastle);​ and public meetings at Leeton, Griffith and Chatswood. 
-KOALA CONSERVATION+ 
-The Koalt5. ​Reserve in Kuring-gai Chase was opened to the Public on Saturday, September 14th. It has proved very popular but has yet to show that it can be an important link in Koala Regeneration.+=== 3. Koala conservation=== 
 + 
 +The Koala Reserve in Kuring-gai Chase was opened to the Public on Saturday, September 14th. It has proved very popular but has yet to show that it can be an important link in Koala Regeneration. 
 Considerable opposition by residents of the Palm Beach Peninsula has followed all attempts to remove Koalas from this rapidly developing area. Panel encourages the residents to plant food trees wherever possible. Considerable opposition by residents of the Palm Beach Peninsula has followed all attempts to remove Koalas from this rapidly developing area. Panel encourages the residents to plant food trees wherever possible.
-Tuckarinba ​(near Lismore) has a colony of Koalas in which school children and local residents are tak"​Lng ​a keen interest. The planting of food trees is taking place. + 
-41  PLAIN TURKEY AND BRUSH TURKEY SURVEYS:+Tuckarimba ​(near Lismore) has a colony of Koalas in which school children and local residents are taking ​a keen interest. The planting of food trees is taking place. 
 + 
 +=== 4. Plain Turkey and Brush Turkey surveys=== 
 Surveys of the State were conducted to ascertain distribution and causes for decline in numbers. Surveys of the State were conducted to ascertain distribution and causes for decline in numbers.
-In the case of the Plain Turkey, decrease has been enormous in the last fifty years due to closer settlement, indiscriminate shooting and depredations of the foxes. Only the far North I:est of the State report seeing flocks of these birds. + 
-Brush Turkey are still fairly common in the coastal areas between the Queensland Border and the Hawkesb=y ​River. There does not appear to be any immediate danger of its extinction Decline is due to clearing of scrub, timber-getting,​ shooting and the depradations of fixes, goannas, dingoes and tiger cats. +In the case of the Plain Turkey, decrease has been enormous in the last fifty years due to closer settlement, indiscriminate shooting and depredations of the foxes. Only the far North West of the State report seeing flocks of these birds. 
-Platypus ​Survey ​has been commenced to determine ​diatribution + 
-and whether there are any factors operating against the well-being of the animal. +Brush Turkey are still fairly common in the coastal areas between the Queensland Border and the Hawkesbury ​River. There does not appear to be any immediate danger of its extinctionDecline is due to clearing of scrub, timber-getting,​ shooting and the depradations of foxes, goannas, dingoes and tiger cats. 
-5. LOCAL FAUNAL SOCIETIES+ 
-Progress in the formation of these Societies has been slow. +__A Platypus ​Survey__ ​has been commenced to determine ​distribution ​and whether there are any factors operating against the well-being of the animal. 
-North Shore and Leeton Societies are two new bodies ​formedduring ​the year. + 
-13. +=== 5. Local Faunal Societies=== 
-6. PROTECTED FAUNA+ 
-An Open Season for Kangaroos has been in operation in the Western Division for nine months. Pastoral Inspectors and Police ​gener- +Progress in the formation of these Societies has been slow. North Shore and Leeton Societies are two new bodies ​formed during ​the year. 
-ally are of the opinion that the Open Season has not had any + 
-apparent effect on the numbers of 'rocs in the Division. Most animals appear to have been taken in the North and North Western Sections. There is an absence of Professional Shooters and ammunition. It is now believed that the southern portion should not be granted an extension of the season if a request is made.+=== 6. Protected fauna=== 
 + 
 +An Open Season for Kangaroos has been in operation in the Western Division for nine months. Pastoral Inspectors and Police ​generally ​are of the opinion that the Open Season has not had any apparent effect on the numbers of 'roos in the Division. Most animals appear to have been taken in the North and North Western Sections. There is an absence of Professional Shooters and ammunition. It is now believed that the southern portion should not be granted an extension of the season if a request is made. 
 Open Seasons were refused for Ducks, Quail and Snipe but limited Open Seasons have been granted for certain Ducks in the Irrigation Areas (during the Rice Season) and Black Duck in the New England region for the months of March, April and May (Pasture Crops). Open Seasons were refused for Ducks, Quail and Snipe but limited Open Seasons have been granted for certain Ducks in the Irrigation Areas (during the Rice Season) and Black Duck in the New England region for the months of March, April and May (Pasture Crops).
 +
 Water Rats appear to have increased considerably in numbers since total protection was granted and reports of extensive damage to fishermen'​s nets were received. A licensing system (on application) was granted for the taking of very limited numbers. Water Rats appear to have increased considerably in numbers since total protection was granted and reports of extensive damage to fishermen'​s nets were received. A licensing system (on application) was granted for the taking of very limited numbers.
-An application for the removal of protection from pelicans and an Open Season for Emu in the Dalranald ​District were declined. + 
-7. FAUNAL RESERVES+An application for the removal of protection from pelicans and an Open Season for Emu in the Balranald ​District were declined. 
-The Department of Lands refused concurrence in the dedication of the Macquarie Marshes as a Faunal Reserve. This wasImost ​disappointing and the Chief Secretary has taken the matter up with the Minister for Lands, who has agreed to give further consideration to the proposal.+ 
 +=== 7. Faunal Reserves=== 
 + 
 +The Department of Lands refused concurrence in the dedication of the Macquarie Marshes as a Faunal Reserve. This was most disappointing and the Chief Secretary has taken the matter up with the Minister for Lands, who has agreed to give further consideration to the proposal. 
 During the year seven areas were proclaimed sanctuaries under the Act, bringing the total of proclaimed sanctuaries to 370. During the year seven areas were proclaimed sanctuaries under the Act, bringing the total of proclaimed sanctuaries to 370.
-8. APPOINTNENT OF FIELD STAFF:+ 
 +=== 8. Appointment of field staff=== 
 The necessary funds for the appointment of a Field Officer have been provided in this Year's Budget and an advertisement for applicants is expected at any time. The necessary funds for the appointment of a Field Officer have been provided in this Year's Budget and an advertisement for applicants is expected at any time.
 +
 The Panel is opposing a move by the Forestry Commission to dedicate as a State Forest an area of 665 acres on the Bulga-Comboyne Range near Ellenborough. The Panel is opposing a move by the Forestry Commission to dedicate as a State Forest an area of 665 acres on the Bulga-Comboyne Range near Ellenborough.
-Pour Rain Forest Pigeons ​--- Purple-crowned,​ Red-crowned,​ Woompoo and White-headed have been declared Rare Fauna. + 
-9. INTERSTATE CONIERENCE ON FAUNA+Four Rain Forest Pigeons - Purple-crowned,​ Red-crowned,​ Woompoo and White-headed have been declared Rare Fauna. 
-Will be held in Melbourne in February, 1954. The Panel will ask for discussion on these topics + 
-Uniform action for control of Water Rats. Organisation of Survey Work. +=== 9. Interstate conference on fauna=== 
-14. + 
-Special Protection for Rare Species. Open Seasons for Ducks, +Will be held in Melbourne in February, 1954. The Panel will ask for discussion on these topics... 
-Trading and EXportation ​Of Fauna. + 
-10. DEEWHY LAGOON+  ​* ​Uniform action for control of Water Rats. 
-The Panel has decided to support,the Ornithologists request forretention of that section of the Lagoon most suitable for the protection of bird life. +  * Organisation of Survey Work. 
-11. THE SOUTH COAST TOURIST AREA SANCTUARY: (Comprising the coastal strip between Nowra and Dateman'​s ​Day+  ​* ​Special Protection for Rare Species. 
-This has been declared an absolute sanctuary by prohibiting the :destruction of all faUna except under license. +  * Open Seasons for Ducks. 
-REUNION ​1954. +  ​* ​Trading and Exportation ​Of Fauna. 
-By Ross Laird. "Any more General Business?"​ + 
-fi +=== 10. Deewhy Lagoon=== 
-NO+ 
-'Well, our Meeting'​s closed, this noisy throng, With all our' ​business disposed, +The Panel has decided to support the Ornithologists request for retention of that section of the Lagoon most suitable for the protection of bird life. 
-But we'll meet again e'er long, right or wrong Just as soon as some more has arosed."​' + 
-These lines from the Opera so aptly fit in with the way our Annual General Meeting closed on Friday, 12th March, in the Y.W.C.A. Hall. The bone was rested back on its stand for the last time of the year and the cry of -"Let Us Re-uner was taken up by one and all. +=== 11. The South Coast Tourist Area Sanctuary=== 
-For the third time Woods Creek was chosen as the desired site for cur Reunion. Permission to camp was duly granted by the Colo Shire Council, and it was in very high spirits that the crowd began arriving at that little neck of the woods on Saturday. Some came early, some late, but the main crowd was assembled by 4.30 p m. + 
-Sounds of industry could be heard as far off as the car park as Bill Henley once more supervised and worked in the production of one of his super camp-fires. ​17hi1st ​some swam in the Grbse others contented ​thembelves ​in renewing old acquaintances which, instead ​cf growing colder, seem to grow warner frcm one year to the next.+(Comprising the coastal strip between Nowra and Bateman'​s ​Bay)
 + 
 +This has been declared an absolute sanctuary by prohibiting the destruction of all faUna except under license. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Reunion, ​1954. ===== 
 + 
 +By Ross Laird. 
 + 
 +"Any more General Business?"​ 
 + 
 +"No." 
 + 
 +"Well, our Meeting'​s closed, this noisy throng,\\ 
 +With all our business disposed,\\ 
 +But we'll meet again e'er long, right or wrong,\\ 
 +Just as soon as some more has arosed."​ 
 + 
 +These lines from the Opera so aptly fit in with the way our Annual General Meeting closed on Friday, 12th March, in the Y.W.C.A. Hall. The bone was rested back on its stand for the last time of the year and the cry of "Let Us Re-une!" ​was taken up by one and all. 
 + 
 +For the third time Woods Creek was chosen as the desired site for our Reunion. Permission to camp was duly granted by the Colo Shire Council, and it was in very high spirits that the crowd began arriving at that little neck of the woods on Saturday. Some came early, some late, but the main crowd was assembled by 4.30 p.m. 
 + 
 +Sounds of industry could be heard as far off as the car park as Bill Henley once more supervised and worked in the production of one of his super camp-fires. ​Whi1st ​some swam in the Grose others contented ​themselves ​in renewing old acquaintances which, instead ​of growing colder, seem to grow warmer from one year to the next. 
 It wasn't long before all the tasks were finished, and as the afternoon gradually turned to dusk members began the more serious business of cooking. It wasn't long before all the tasks were finished, and as the afternoon gradually turned to dusk members began the more serious business of cooking.
-Beryl Christiansen and Ken Meadows had been busy during the latter half of the afternoon rounding up items, songs, sketches, etc. and as we were to see later on they had certainly done a good job. About this time Frank Darr could apparently restrain himself no longer + 
-LET u5 +Beryl Christiansen and Ken Meadows had been busy during the latter half of the afternoon rounding up items, songs, sketches, etc. and as we were to see later on they had certainly done a good job. About this time Frank Barr could apparently restrain himself no longer and was found up to his usual monkey tricks swinging ​from a branch some 30 feet above the ground, and threatening to jump, much to the Admiral'​s dismay. 
-15. + 
-,(5 +[ Cartoon "Let Us Re-une! ] 
-TT 4 + 
-s. \ +At approximately 7.45 the camp-fire was officially lit by Bill Henley and Grace Aird, representing the oldest and newest members respectively. Gil. Webb as M.C. started the entertainment ​by asking Paddy Pallin to conduct a few rounds. Some general singing, followed by a sketch on child psychology by Ken Meadows, Eddie Stretton, Neil Schaffer and Roy Bruggy, and then the Opera. This year'​s ​Opera was a satire on our Monthly General Meetings, very cleverly put into verse and lyrics using well-known tunes. Thanks for this effort are due to Malcolm McGregor, Jim Brown, Geoff Wagg and Don Matthews for their writing and production, with Eddie Stretton, Colin Putt, Elsie Bruggy, Grace Aird, Sheila ​Binns, Brian Harvey, Ross Laird, Yvonne Renwick, Brian Anderson, June Byatt, Tina Koetsier making up the rest of the cast. After the Opera there followed in quick succession sketches, songs, etc., till about 10.30 when it was time to initiate all the new members of the previous year. 
-(ICE + 
-NS \I\ +The initiation ceremony this year was in the form of a "Pick-a-Box" quizz session, broadcast and televised straight from Hades. Each contestant - or initiate - was brought ​before Quizz-Master McGregor and Assistant Ardill, and after successfully answering three questions put to them (it was impossible to be unsuccessful), they had their choice of picking a box or taking castor oil. In all but one case (Jane Putt) the contestants picked the boxes despite the screams and yells from the audience advising them to take the oil. Any waverer who might have been temporarily influenced by the audience soon changed in favour of the boxes after taking one sniff at the bottle, thereby convincing himself that it was the real thing and no mistake. The boxes contained many surprises - in fact it wasn't till noon on Sunday that most of the effects wore or were taken off. It was a sight for sore eyes to see Grace in her trousers, Don in his baby's bonnet, and Geoff and Peter trying to swim in their Paris model frocks, whilst Frank tried vainly to bang his kerosene tin although ​it was full of water. (Penalty for not banging on the stroke of every hour was a dose of castor oil.) At this stage I must add that all the contestants were great sports in carrying out their duty the way they did. 
-+ 
-16. +The camp-fire continued for awhile, when the investiture of the new President took place. In this ever impressive ceremony Jim Brown was handed the official badges of his new office by several of the previous Club Presidents. Malcolm McGregor then officially welcomed Jim to his position by handing him the bone of office, and so the new President was invested. A few more songs and items and supper was served. It was something past eleven ​when the official gathering broke up. A half hour or so of chatting and most of the crowd settled down again for more singing. This lasted well into the night, the main portion of its crowd leaving about 2.30 a.m., but some of the die hards were still going at 4 o'​clock. 
-and was found up to his usual monkey tricks swinging ​fram a branch some 30 feet above the ground, and threatening to juMp, much to the Admiral'​s dismay. + 
-At approximately 7.45 the camp-fire was officially lit by Dill Henley and Grace Aird, representing the oldest and newest members respectively. Gil. Vebb as M.G. started ​'the entertainnent ​by asking Paddy Pallin to conduct a few rounds. Some general singing, followed by a sketch on child psychology by Ken Meadows, Eddie Stretton, Neil Schaffer and Roy Druggy, and then the Opera. This yearts ​Opera was a satire on our Monthly General Meetings, very cleverly put into verse and lyrics using well-known tunes. Thanks for this effort are due to Malcolm McGregor, Jim Drown, Geoff Itagg and Don Matthews for their writing and production, with Eddie Stretton, Colin Putt, Elsie Dru=, Grace Aird, Sheila ​Dinns, Brian Harvey, Ross Laird, Yvonne Renwick, Brian Anderson, June Byatt, Tina Koetsier making up the rest of the cast. After the Opera there followed in quick succession sketches, songs, etc., till about 10.30 when it was time to initiate all the new members of the previous year. +Sunday was a perfect day. After a leisurely breakfast most of the crowd slowly weaved down to the river, and there they stayed swimming, talking and laughing ​and generally enjoying themselves till lunch time. During the morning the official count was taken and the verdict was a total of 137, including 28 children. This is 6 under last year's record although it is a new record for the attendance of children. 
-The initiation ceremony this year was in the form of a "Pick-aDox" quizz session, broadcast and televised straight from Hades. Each contestant - or initiate*- was brdught ​before Quizz-Master McGregor and Assistant Ardill, and after successfully answering three questions put to them (it was impossible to be unsuccessfUl), they had their choice of picking a box or taking castor oil. In all but one case (Jane Putt) the contestants picked the boxes despite the screams and yells from the audience advising them to take the oil. + 
-Any waverer who might have been temporarily influenced by the audience soon changed in favour of the boxes after taking one sniff at the bottle, thereby convincing himself that it was the real thing and no mistake. The boxes contained many surprises - in fact it wasn't till noon on Sunday that most of the effects wore or were' ​taken off. It was a sight for sore eyes to see Grace in her trousers, Don in his baby's bonnet, and Geoff and Peter trying to swim in their Paris model frocks, whilst Frank tried vainly to bang his kerosene tin althour;​h ​it was full of water. (Penalty for not banging on the stroke of every hour was a dose of castor oil.) At this stage I must add that all the contestants were great sports in carrying out their duty the way they did. +It was with mixed feelings that we made our way, later that afternoon, up the hill, past the car park and on to the bus stop. And so another Re-union has gone - but fear not, for there shall be many more. 
-The camp-fire continued for awhile, when the investiture of the new President took place. In this ever impressive ceremony Jim Drown was handed the official badges of his new office by several of the previous Club Presidents. Malcolm McGregor then officially welcomed Jim to his position by handing him the bone of office, and so the new President was invested. A few more songs and items and supper was served. It was something past eleven ​When the official gathering broke up. A half hour or so of chatting and most of the crowd settled down again for more singing. This lasted well into the night, the main portion of its crowd leaving about 2.30 a m., but some of the die hards were still going at 4 o'​clock. + 
-Sunday was a perfect day. After a leisurely breakfast most af the crowd slowly weaved down to the river, and there they stayed +---- 
-+ 
- . 17. +===== NaughtyNaughty, Admiral! ====
-swimming, talking and laughing ​nad generally enjoying themselves till lunch time. During the morning the official count was taken and the verdict was a total of 137, including 28 dhildren. This is 6 under last year's record although it is a new record for the attendance of children. + 
-It was with mixed feelings that we made cur way, later that afternoon, up the hill, past the car park and on to the bus stop. And so another Re-union has gone - but fear not, for there shall be many more. +"Yes", said Brian Anderson, back from Tasmania, "we had bad weather going to Frenchman'​s Cap. We had a bit of time to spare so we stayed 2 1/2 days at the hut at Lake Tahune. It was all right, though, there were two Rucksack girls there...."​ 
-NAUGHTY,​_NAUGHTy,​ ADMIRAL! + 
-==.1..==.=Md m..,.=.11AlammIxMAMAII/​a wlmr. +---- 
-ites", said Brian Anderson, back from Tasmania, "we had badweather going to Frenchman'​s Cap. We had a bit of time to spare so we Stayed ​2days at the hut at Lake Tahune. It was all right, though, there were two Rucksack girls there...."​ + 
-d 0 +Our congratulations to the Melbourne Walking and Touring Club on two anniversaries - the Club's 60th, the Annual Magazine'​s 25th. 
-Our congratulations to the Melbourne Walking and Touring Club + 
-an two anniversaries - the Club's 60th, the Annual Magazine'​s 25th. +---- 
- 0 f+
 "Look after your feet - half a square inch of sticking plaster may save miles of misery."​ (From "​Walk"​ - Annual Magazine of Melbourne Bushwalkers). "Look after your feet - half a square inch of sticking plaster may save miles of misery."​ (From "​Walk"​ - Annual Magazine of Melbourne Bushwalkers).
-  0 + 
-We've heard of a non walker ​Who went to the film "​Conquest of Everest"​ and emerged exhausted - from panting in unison with the dubbed sound of straining breath of the climbers. +---- 
-A review of Thistle Harris'​ "​Australian Plants"​ (in the garden) ​Published ​in the Melbourne Bushwalkers'​ magazine describes it as 1/a book for hitched hikers"​.+ 
 +We've heard of a non-walker ​who went to the film "​Conquest of Everest"​ and emerged exhausted - from panting in unison with the dubbed sound of straining breath of the climbers. 
 + 
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 + 
 +A review of Thistle Harris'​ "​Australian Plants"​ (in the garden) ​published ​in the Melbourne Bushwalkers'​ magazine describes it as "a book for hitched hikers"​. 
 + 
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-The finding of the United ​Kinglom ​Commission ​an National Parks (1949) was that one of the greatest threats of alienation of existing and potential park-lands was that to be met from various ​GovernMental ​Departments,​ viz., Armed Services, Water and Electricity supply, etc. +The finding of the United ​Kingdom ​Commission ​on National Parks (1949) was that one of the greatest threats of alienation of existing and potential park-lands was that to be met from various ​Governmental ​Departments,​ viz., Armed Services, Water and Electricity supply, etc. 
-PRESENCE OF MIND. (Acknowledgment to N.Z. Alpine + 
-Bulletin). When, with my little daughter Blanche, I climbed the Alps last summer +---- 
-saw a dreadful avalanche about to overcome her; + 
-And as it swept her down the slope I vaguely wondered whether +===== Presence Of Mind===== 
-I should be wise to cut the rope that held us twain together ....... I must confess I'm glad I did, + 
-nut still I miss the child - poor kid. - Ruthless Rhymes. +(Acknowledgment to N.Z. Alpine Bulletin). 
-43 + 
-4010MV BASTE R+When, with my little daughter Blanche, I climbed the Alps last summer\\ 
-As usual Paddy has arranged for a ,full moon over the weekend. Despite ​fl'​ulmerous apbeals ​to Jupiter Pluvius I' ​have been unable to get a' ​guarantee of fineyean er, but here's hoping. After all f'There'​s no bad weather, only different sorts of good,weather, when a coverp ​out in the bush'''​+saw a dreadful avalanche about to overcome her;\\ 
-Paddrand ​his staff are ready to supply any last minute requirements,​ +And as it swept her down the slope I vaguely wondered whether\\ 
-but the earlier in the week you call the quicker you get served.+I should be wise to cut the rope that held us twain together .......\\ 
-PA DY PALLIN +I must confess I'm glad I did,\\ 
-Lightweight ​camp Gear +But still I miss the child - poor kid. 
-201 CASTLE REArili ​St SYDNEY:: + 
-M2678+- Ruthless Rhymes. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Paddy Made===== 
 + 
 +Whither bound for Easter? 
 + 
 +As usual Paddy has arranged for a full moon over the weekend. Despite ​numerous appeals ​to Jupiter Pluvius I have been unable to get a guarantee of fine weather, but here's hoping. After all "There'​s no bad weather, only different sorts of good weather, when a cove'​s ​out in the bush"
 + 
 +Paddy and his staff are ready to supply any last minute requirements,​ but the earlier in the week you call the quicker you get served. 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin. ​Lightweight ​Camp Gear
 + 
 +201 Castlereagh ​St., Sydney. ​M2678.
  
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