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 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! 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 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 rations: tomorrow we would be catching a bus to the life of ease and the lap of luxury.+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." "You know", said Frank, "a tourist'​s life won't be bad."
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-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. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== 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! + 
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-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. +---- 
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 "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).
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-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 +
-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. +
-43 +
-4010MV BASTE R. +
-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'''​. +
-Paddrand his staff are ready to supply any last minute requirements,​ +
-but the earlier in the week you call the quicker you get served.. +
-PA DY PALLIN +
-Lightweight camp Gear +
-201 CASTLE REArili St SYDNEY:: +
-M2678+
  
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 +===== Presence Of Mind. =====
 +
 +(Acknowledgment to N.Z. Alpine Bulletin).
 +
 +When, with my little daughter Blanche, I climbed the Alps last summer\\
 +I saw a dreadful avalanche about to overcome her;\\
 +And as it swept her down the slope I vaguely wondered whether\\
 +I should be wise to cut the rope that held us twain together .......\\
 +I must confess I'm glad I did,\\
 +But still I miss the child - poor kid.
 +
 +- Ruthless Rhymes.
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 +
 +===== 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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