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-THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER+====== The Sydney Bushwalker====== 
-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., S ydney+ 
-mrwroa. Mao mem...M....W.-1wammm orase...Y.E.IilmAaMow waao..e..m.M ami.0  +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.235 ​J U N E, 1954 Price 6d. + 
-Co-EditorsDot Butler, Boundary ​Rd.Sales & Subs.: JesS Martin +---
- Wahroonga(JW2208). Typed by Jean Harvey + 
-Geof Wagg, 19 Mary Street, Blacktown. +=== No. 235. June, 1954Price 6d. === 
-Business ManagerAlex Colley ProductionAlan Wilson ​+ 
-(XAl255). ​(FY2047). +|**Co-Editors**|Dot Butler, Boundary ​Road, Wahroonga (JW2208), Geoff Wagg, 19 Mary Street, Blacktown.| 
- 0 0  0 +|**Business Manager**|Alex Colley ​(XA1255).| 
-CONTENTS+|**Production**|Alan Wilson (FY2047).| 
-Page +|**Sales and Subs**|Jess Martin.| 
-Instructional Weekend, by Dot Butler 2 +|**Typed by**|Jean Harvey.| 
-Siedlecky'​s Taxi and Tourist Service (Advert.) 3 + 
-Quiet Goes the Don, by Geof Wagg 4 +===== In This Issue: ===== 
-At Our Monthly General Meeting 5 +  
-News From the New Zealand Contingent, by Keith Renwick7 Mpu Can Wash In a Billy, by The Conservation +| | |Page| 
-Secretary 8 +|Instructional Weekend|Dot Butler2| 
-Cheddar Choppings 8 +|Quiet Goes the Don|Geof Wagg4| 
-Specifications for Club Room 10 +|At Our Monthly General Meeting| | 5| 
-The A.E.M., by Key. Ardill 10 +|News From the New Zealand Contingent|Keith Renwick| 7| 
-The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advertisement) 11 +|You Can Wash In a Billy|The Conservation Secretary8| 
-Easter Parade - Part II, by Jim Brown 12 +|Cheddar Choppings| | 8| 
-Scenic Motor Tours (Advertisement) 13 +|Specifications for Club Room| |10| 
- , Leica Photo Service (Advertisement) 15 +|The A.E.M.|Kev. Ardill|10| 
-Federation Notes - May Meeting, by Allen A. Strom 16 +|Easter Parade - Part II|Jim Brown|12| 
-The Warrumbunglers, by Geof Wagg 18 +|Federation Notes - May Meeting|Allen A. Strom|16| 
- 0 , Letter to the Editor - "​Calling All Cars" 19 +|The Warrumbunglers|Geof Wagg|18| 
-Winter Comes But Once a Year (Paddy'​s Advert.) 20 +|Letter to the Editor - "​Calling All Cars"| |19| 
-0 0 + 
-EDITORIAL+===== Advertisements:​ ===== 
-Our proposed Editorial utterances on the subject of Our Views + 
-on Publicity or The Duties of Members and Prospectives ​aa Instructional Walks have devolved into the following fun, so there is no Editorial. +| |Page| 
-2. +|Siedlecky'​s Taxi and Tourist Service| 3| 
-INSTRUCTIONAL_TEEK-END+|Sanitarium Health Food Shop|11| 
-- Dot But The BinnsBonfire Blowout at Euroka. +|Scenic Motor Tours|13| 
-mindarSM muumus +. +|Leica Photo Service|13| 
-The Instructional-cum-Publicity-cum-Cracker-Night week-end was +|Winter Comes But Once a Year (Paddy'​s Advert.)|20| 
-a sparkling success. There were 44 present, including 4 children but not counting fractions, a reporter from "​Woman"​ and a photographer. Members outnumbered prospectives in the Proportion of about 10 to 1.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Editorial=== 
 + 
 +Our proposed Editorial utterances on the subject of Our Views on Publicity or The Duties of Members and Prospectives ​on Instructional Walks have devolved into the following fun, so there is no Editorial. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Instructional Week-End===== 
 + 
 +- Dot Butler. 
 + 
 +=== The Binns' ​Bonfire Blowout at Euroka. ​=== 
 + 
 +The Instructional-cum-Publicity-cum-Cracker-Night week-end was a sparkling success. There were 44 present, including 4 children but not counting fractions, a reporter from "​Woman"​ and a photographer. Members outnumbered prospectives in the Proportion of about 10 to 1. 
 On Saturday morning the weather did its dismal best to dampen spirits, but gave up the unequal struggle in the early afternoon so that when the main body stepped off the train at Glenbrook a fine autumn afternoon greeted them. They were soon out to Euroka Clearing, the apprehension felt by some on hearing gun-shots en route being soon allayed when they discovered the early arrivals were only letting off a salvo of bungers. On Saturday morning the weather did its dismal best to dampen spirits, but gave up the unequal struggle in the early afternoon so that when the main body stepped off the train at Glenbrook a fine autumn afternoon greeted them. They were soon out to Euroka Clearing, the apprehension felt by some on hearing gun-shots en route being soon allayed when they discovered the early arrivals were only letting off a salvo of bungers.
-Camps were soon established,​ the slum down by the creek being occupied by the stinking workers (mostly juvenile), while the privileged non-stinkers,​ presided over by the President and his Lady, occupied the high ground on the ridge above. Here the reporter and press rhotograrher were also domiciled. The remainder of the afternoon was spent fraternising. Soon cooking fires were being lit and dinner was eaten to the accompaniment of sparklers with the soul:), crackers with the chops, volcanoes with the vegetables, not to mention red sodden remnants of rockets in the drinking water. 
-The camp fire was lit soon after 7 and Tim gave his instructional talk on camperaft to a quiet audience. Then the fireworks were turned on and peace vanished. Near at hand bungers banged, crackers cracked, Tom Thumbs spluttered, pin wheels whirled, volcanoes belched forth fire and smoke, other things too numerous to mention jumped and whirred and spat like wild cats in a Satanic atmosphere of fire aid brimstone, while from a high hill station rockets roared up from the ground carrying their trail of sparks into the hollow dark. 
-Down by the river a distraught cow, separated from her calf, had 
-been giving voice to heart-rending bellows throughout the night. This caused some concern to those who thought themselves light sleepers, but after the cracker orgy there were no further complaints about the 
-cow. 
-A sing-song followed the fireworks. At aboutll orclock people began drifting off to bed, the last late song-birds quitting the camp- 
-fire at 3.30 a m. It rained a bit in the early hours of the morning 
-but everyone was dead to the world and its weeping, and it passed almost unnoticed. Dawn brought long creeping swathes of white mist; a lone cooking fire made a slender column of smoke in the still pre- breakfast silence, and one by one the sleepers awoke. 
-The reporter and photographer did the rounds early getting items 
-for their paper. The Three Monicas had to be forcibly evicted and 
-sent down to the creek to pose as Bushwalkers Bathing: they perched 
-fully clothed on the bank with their boots on and washed behind their ears. How typical! 
-IMPORTANT TRANSPORT NOTICE 
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-24 HOUR SERVICE. 
-BUSHWA.LKERS arriving at,​.Blackheatla. late at '​night ​ without transport booking can ring. for car from Railway Station or call at above address. -- IT'S NEVER TOO LATE! 
-!PHONE BrHEATH 81 ror. 146. LOOK F CR CARS 3210 or TV270. 
-OR -BOOK AT. MARK SALON RADIO SHOP ,OP?. STATION 
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-While the prospectives were, instructed in First Aid and Map Reading a party from the lower camp, who thought they knew all about broken limbs and contour lines,. set out for a little private rock- climbing. This was great fun and eventually, developed into an instructional effort in a made-,​to-order chimney. They returned tb camp in great hilarity - a party of Highland warriors being led by the Chieftain on'​horseback while. his standard-bearer bore aloft a #. bleached cow's, skull on a pole, bagpipe'​s in the clear upland air and Highland Flings ,bein g flung 'among the heather. 
-After some wild skirmishing with a wh,​eel-barr.,​ow and, a late lunch it was time to pack up and go home, which we did. There will be another Instructional Week- end ,(ner.Lt with no trimmings ) on 14-15th August. We t 11 see  you there. 
-^ 
-ERROR: Stndaymalk, 20th June, led by, Merle Watman and Frank Ashdown: /Phone number should read B0259, Ext. 313.  Do. not171.4g after 
  
-4+Camps were soon established,​ the slum down by the creek being occupied by the stinking workers (mostly juvenile), while the privileged non-stinkers,​ presided over by the President and his Lady, occupied the high ground on the ridge above. Here the reporter and press photograrher were also domiciled. The remainder of the afternoon was spent fraternising. Soon cooking fires were being lit and dinner was eaten to the accompaniment of sparklers with the soup, crackers with the chops, volcanoes with the vegetables, not to mention red sodden remnants of rockets in the drinking water
-Sheila Binn.8.walk scheduled for July 3-4, 'Perry s -.33lue ​Gum' 7 Blackheath, will not be led by Sheila but by,Roy Bruggy. + 
-0 0 0  4' +The camp fire was lit soon after 7 and Jim gave his instructional talk on camperaft to a quiet audienceThen the fireworks were turned on and peace vanishedNear at hand bungers banged, crackers cracked, Tom Thumbs spluttered, pin wheels whirled, volcanoes belched forth fire and smoke, other things too numerous to mention jumped and whirred and spat like wild cats in a Satanic atmosphere of fire and brimstone, while from a high hill station rockets roared up from the ground carrying their trail of sparks into the hollow dark. 
-4. + 
-QUIET GOES TIE DUN.+Down by the river a distraught cow, separated from her calf, had been giving voice to heart-rending bellows throughout the night. This caused some concern to those who thought themselves light sleepers, but after the cracker orgy there were no further complaints about the cow. 
 + 
 +A sing-song followed the fireworks. At about 11 o'​clock people began drifting off to bed, the last late song-birds quitting the campfire at 3.30 a.m. It rained a bit in the early hours of the morning but everyone was dead to the world and its weeping, and it passed almost unnoticed. Dawn brought long creeping swathes of white mist; a lone cooking fire made a slender column of smoke in the still pre-breakfast silence, and one by one the sleepers awoke. 
 + 
 +The reporter and photographer did the rounds early getting items for their paper. The Three Monicas had to be forcibly evicted and sent down to the creek to pose as Bushwalkers Bathing: they perched fully clothed on the bank with their boots on and washed behind their ears. How typical! 
 + 
 +While the prospectives were instructed in First Aid and Map Reading a party from the lower camp, who thought they knew all about broken limbs and contour lines, set out for a little private rock-climbing. This was great fun and eventually developed into an instructional effort in a made-to-order chimney. They returned to camp in great hilarity - a party of Highland warriors being led by the Chieftain on horseback while his standard-bearer bore aloft a bleached cow's skull on a pole, bagpipes skirling wildly in the clear upland air and Highland Flings being flung among the heather. 
 + 
 +After some wild skirmishing with a wheel-barrow and a late lunch it was time to pack up and go home, which we did. There will be another Instructional Week-end (neat, with no trimmings) on 14-15th August. We'11 see you there. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__Error__: Sunday walk, 20th June, led by  Merle Watman and Frank Ashdown: 'Phone number should read B0259, __Ext. 313__. ​ Do not ring after 4. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Sheila Binns' ​walk scheduled for July 3-4, Perry's - Blue Gum Blackheath, will not be led by Sheila but by Roy Bruggy. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== quiet Goes The Don===== 
 - Geof Wagg. - Geof Wagg.
 +
 An explanation of the uproarious procedures in the Committee Room last Committee night. An explanation of the uproarious procedures in the Committee Room last Committee night.
-It '​appens last committee night committee members sat; + 
-Jim ladn't brought the dominoes anthings was rather flat, +It '​appens last committee night committee members sat;\\ 
-Ant Malcolm ​fe'd cleaned our end out with a snappy game of grab - +Jim 'adn't brought the dominoes an' ​things was rather flat,\\ 
-Insisted that we use ts cards; I reckon we was lad+An' ​Malcolm ​'e'd cleaned our end out with a snappy game of grab -\\ 
-When all at once Tom puts 'is crown and anchor board away +Insisted that we use '​is ​cards; I reckon we was 'ad.\\ 
-An' then stands up as though ​le 'as important things to say. +When all at once Tom puts 'is crown and anchor board away\\ 
-'E knits tis brows anclears ​tis throat an' Umms an' ahhs a bit +An' then stands up as though ​'​e ​'as important things to say.\\ 
-Then says: "​I'​ve got this 'ere to say, an' this '​ere ​fere is it: It seems that that there t011and ​cove tat got limself ​mislayed Gets this mysterious message an' it's made tim all dismayed. Some right gallah gets told of Paddy'​s Easy Day Walks book", "'​E lifted it did te?" says Jim, '​NQ ​bought,"​says Tom, but look Alongside every walk te scribbles some unkind advice",​ +'E knits '​is ​brows an' ​clears ​'​is ​throat an' Umms an' ahhs a bit\\ 
-"A sample, Tom', says Jim., but Tom says "No, it wasn't nice! But what we ought to do", ​le says, "is find the culPrit ​out"​. +Then says: "​I'​ve got this 'ere to say, an' this '​ere ​'​ere ​is it:\\ 
-"'​Twas Mathews done it', Malcolm said "​I'​ve not the slightest doubt"​. "I move we get limn Alan says "ant force him to confess"​. "Those in favour?"​ queries Jim, ant everyone says "​Yes!."​ +It seems that that there '​Olland ​cove '​at ​got '​imself ​mislayed\\ 
-Two couriers was wanted so we calls for volunteers +Gets this mysterious message an' it's made '​im ​all dismayed.\\ 
-Ant Malcolm oils 'is rusty rod te fasn't used in years. +Some right gallah gets told of Paddy'​s Easy Day Walks book",\\ 
-An' Tom, 'e turns 'is collar up ant pulls is tat brim law, Feels for 'is cosh ant sticker, right then out the door they go While we in the committee room is tense ant silent sitting, +"'​E lifted it did 'e?" says Jim, "​No ​bought,"​ says Tom, but look\\ 
-Our voices ​lushed, our ears alert, girls even stopped their knitting. An' then above the outside noise we tears a muffled squawk An' Don is tustled ​thru' the door, says Grace "​We'​ll make linr talk". Don vainly seeks a friendly face, te pleads ​nI didn't do it", But we are bound to seek the truth an' eager to pursue it. Jim gives a frown ant glares at Don, who's quaking in his choir, "Now did youse do it? Own up lad an' tell us straight ​ant square"​. +Alongside every walk '​e ​scribbles some unkind advice",​\\ 
-'Don wants to see tis lawyer then; won't plead without advice, So Binnsie roughs 'mm up a bit an' kicks 'im once or twice Until at last te sobs 'is guilt but begs us to consider +"A sample, Tom", says Jim, but Tom says "No, it wasn't nice!\\ 
-*An' show a little kindness to tis children an' 'is widder. +But what we ought to do", ​'​e ​says, "is find the culprit ​out".\\ 
-Our learts ​is touched, we didn't know that te tad family ties, An' so we pats 'im on the 'cad ant bids 'mm dry 'is eyes. +"'​Twas Mathews done it", Malcolm said "​I'​ve not the slightest doubt"​.\\ 
-Says Jim "​We'​ll let you off this oncei but don't come that no more", Don thanks us warmly, say "​Goodbye",​ Tom opensup ​the doorAnd Malcolm with one well placed kick most skilfully directed Conneets with Donald'​s derrier and Donald is ejected. +"I move we get '​im" ​Alan says "an' ​force him to confess"​.\\ 
-at oes on? They tell me John,Bookl uck carried an iron stool five es_through ​the scrub just to sit on it to have lundh+"Those in favour?"​ queries Jim, an' ​everyone says "​Yes!."​\\ 
-Says Ross to Judy the egg expert, displaying his peeled luncheon egg "​What'​s the significance of this -purPle ​spot on my egg?" "​Don'​t worry, Ross" came the reassuring reply, ​l'That's only where it's been innoculated with a culture of polio virus"​. +Two couriers was wanted so we calls for volunteers\\ 
-5+An' ​Malcolm oils 'is rusty rod 'e 'asn't used in years.\\ 
-AT OUR MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING.+An' Tom, 'e turns 'is collar up an' ​pulls is '​at ​brim low,\\ 
 +Feels for 'is cosh an' ​sticker, rightthen out the door they go\\ 
 +While we in the committee room is tense an' ​silent sitting,\\ 
 +Our voices ​'ushed, our ears alert, girls even stopped their knitting.\\ 
 +An' then above the outside noise we '​ears ​a muffled squawk\\ 
 +An' Don is '​ustled ​thru' the door, says Grace "​We'​ll make '​im ​talk".\\ 
 +Don vainly seeks a friendly face, '​e ​pleads ​"​I ​didn't do it",\\ 
 +But we are bound to seek the truth an' eager to pursue it.\\ 
 +Jim gives a frown an' ​glares at Don, who's quaking in his chair,\\ 
 +"Now did youse do it? Own up lad an' tell us straight ​an' ​square"​.\\ 
 +Don wants to see '​is ​lawyer then; won't plead without advice,\\ 
 +So Binnsie roughs 'im up a bit an' kicks 'im once or twice\\ 
 +Until at last '​e ​sobs 'is guilt but begs us to consider\\ 
 +An' show a little kindness to '​is ​children an' 'is widder.\\ 
 +Our '​earts ​is touched, we didn't know that 'e '​ad ​family ties,\\ 
 +An' so we pats 'im on the 'ead an' ​bids 'im dry 'is eyes.\\ 
 +Says Jim "​We'​ll let you off this once, but don't come that no more",\\ 
 +Don thanks us warmly, say "​Goodbye",​ Tom opens up the door\\ 
 +And Malcolm with one well placed kick most skilfully directed\\ 
 +Conneets with Donald'​s derrier and Donald is ejected. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +__What ​oes on?__ They tell me John Bookluck ​carried an iron stool five miles through ​the scrub just to sit on it to have lunch. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Says Ross to Judy the egg expert, displaying his peeled luncheon egg "​What'​s the significance of this purple ​spot on my egg?" "​Don'​t worry, Ross" came the reassuring reply, ​"That's only where it's been innoculated with a culture of polio virus"​. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== A Personal Service To Club Members=== 
 + 
 +Brian Harvey wished to announce he has joined the Firm of J.C. Foat & Co. Pty. Ltd., Insurance Brokers, of "​Phoenix House",​ 63 Pitt Street, Corner Bridge Street, Sydney, and will be pleased to effect and supervise all classes of insurances entrusted to his care. 
 + 
 +Telephones: Business: BU5039, BU5660. Private: JW1462. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== At Our Monthly General Meeting. ===== 
 The President called us to order shortly after the appointed hour and the meeting was soon under way with the reading of Minutes and other preliminaries. At the call of "​Business arising from Minutes"​ we got our first taste of what was to prove a lively meeting. The President called us to order shortly after the appointed hour and the meeting was soon under way with the reading of Minutes and other preliminaries. At the call of "​Business arising from Minutes"​ we got our first taste of what was to prove a lively meeting.
-Alex Colley pointed out that as yet we had no official motion ​ that we seek new club rooms and proceeded to remedy the matter. Then Mr. Cosgrove, hearing ​filom the Minutes that the Catholic Bushwalkers had borrowed our screen, moved that we write offering to sell them cFN old one: "even five shillings"​ he pointed out would be something"​. Dormie asked anxiously had our new screen been returned, but Jim calmed him by assuring him that it had. Alex, getting back to the Club rooms, moved the specifications be published in the magazine and discussed at the next meeting. It was pointed out that the specifications had already been decided on, but Alex said that they had never been decided on by the Club as a whole. Colin quietly interjected that the Club had never decided on anything as a whole. ​nth Brown moved that the affair be given into the charge of a subcommittee,​ and after a certain amount of haggling a committee comprising Messrs ​ Hooper, Meadows, Abernethy and Putt, the latter as Convenor, was elected.+ 
 +Alex Colley pointed out that as yet we had no official motion that we seek new club rooms and proceeded to remedy the matter. Then Mr. Cosgrove, hearing ​from the Minutes that the Catholic Bushwalkers had borrowed our screen, moved that we write offering to sell them our old one: "even five shillings"​ he pointed out "would be something"​. Dormie asked anxiously had our new screen been returned, but Jim calmed him by assuring him that it had. Alex, getting back to the Club rooms, moved the specifications be published in the magazine and discussed at the next meeting. It was pointed out that the specifications had already been decided on, but Alex said that they had never been decided on by the Club as a whole. Colin quietly interjected that the Club had never decided on anything as a whole. ​Kath Brown moved that the affair be given into the charge of a subcommittee,​ and after a certain amount of haggling a committee comprising MessrsHooper, Meadows, Abernethy and Putt, the latter as Convenor, was elected. 
 It was suggested that Mr. Schafer, who had been consistently voting against all motions, was possibly the Russian delegate. It was suggested that Mr. Schafer, who had been consistently voting against all motions, was possibly the Russian delegate.
-.A '​PERSONAL SERVICE + 
-TO CLUB MEMBERS. +Next came the reports, and these were hardly ​under way when the inhabitants of the back benches, who had been in a happy frame of mind all night, started a mass migration in the direction ​of the Gents. Jim asserted that it was against the rules for anyone ​to cross the chamber while a member was speaking, but Ken Meadows ​pointed out that theirs was more a case of crossing to the chamber - which nobody could deny. 
-Brian Harvey wished to announce he has joined the Firm of J.C. Foat & Co. Pty. Ltd., Insurance Brokers, of "​Phoenix House",​ 63 Pitt Street, Corner Bridge Street, Sydney, and will be pleased to effect and supervise all classes of insurances entrusted to his care. + 
-Telephones:​ +Bill Cosgrove then broached the subject of publicity, being of the opinion that some journalistic hay could be made out of Mr. Holland'​s misdemeanours. Len Scotland pointed out the Macquarie Newsroom might prove co-operative. Allen Strom, anxious that all this enthusiasm might not be wasted, reminded us that Federation had been after a Publicity officer for three years, but Len hastily declined under pressure of work. Tom Moppett gave us a report on the cherished Blue Gum dam; then Alex moved that the winning pictures from the Photographic Exhibition be reproduced in the magazine. Ken Meadows said that this would probably ​prove more expensive than in previous years but undertook to supply an estimate of costs to the next meeting
-Business: BU5039, BU5660 Private: JW1462 + 
-6. +Then Mr. Ardill asked if, in the interest of increasing club membership, he might have permission to write sporting bodies inviting them to join us on walks. For a while there was a little misunderstanding ​owing to Kevin ambiguously referring to large women'​s sporting bodies. Dormie cynically suggested that we make sure the walk we invite them on does go. 
-Next came the reports, and these were hardly ​uncle, J. when + 
-the inhabitants of the back benches, who had been in py frame +Dick Hoffman thought it would be a good idea for us to censor the literary efforts of the "Woman" reporter covering Sheila'​s instructional weekend. Colin Putt assured us that this manner of insult would be a sure way of being badly reported. ​Ken Meadows suggested that it would be a good idea if the President would act as the Club's official voice, but Jim warily declined to be held responsible for whatever eventually appears in print. 
-of mind all night, started a mass migration in the c' Ion of the + 
-Gents. Jim asserted that it was against the rules iyone to +The shutters were nearly up when Mr. Cosgrove suddenly remembered that he objected to the way in which the previous month'​s meeting had been reported. Well, while we would avoid hurting anyone'​s finer feelings, we think that the general opinion agreed with Dormie when he said that he found the change of style refreshing. This last outburst ​appeared to expend what was left of our oratorical energy, and in the hush that followed Jim seized the psychological moment to bring down the bone upon our May monthly meeting. 
-cross the chamber while a member was speaking, but .eadows ​pointed + 
-out that theirs was more a case of crossing to the oer which nobody could deny. +G.W. 
-Bill Cosgrove then broached the subject of publicity, being of the opinion that some journalistic hay could be made out of + 
-Yr. Holland'​s misdemeanours. Len Scotland pointed out the Macquarie Newsroom might prove co-operative. Allen Strom, anxious that all this enthusiasm might not be wasted, reminded us that Federation had been after a Publicity officer for three ye ars, but Len hastily declined under pressure of work. Tom Moppett gave us a report on the cherished Blue Gum dam; then Alex moved that the winning pictures from the Photographic Exhibition be reproduced in the magazine. Ken Meadows said that this would probably ​Prove more expensive than in previous years but undertook to supply an estimate of costs to the next meeting, +---- 
-Then Mr. Ardill asked if, in the interest of increasing club membership, he might have permission to write sporting bodies inviting them to join us on walks. For a while there was a little misunderstanding ​awing to Kevin ambiguously referring to large women'​s sporting bodies. Dormie cynically suggested that we make sure the walk we invite them on does go. + 
-Dick Hoffman thought it would be a good idea for us to censor the literary efforts of the uWoman" reporter covering Sheila'​s instructional weekend. Colin Putt assured us that this manner of insult would be a sure way of being badly reported. ​Kan Meadows suggested that it would be a good idea if the President would act as the Club's official voice, but Jim warily declined to be held responsible for whatever eventually appears in print. +In the main stream of water, just above the Blue Gum diversionary weir some misguided philanthropists have constructed three parallel lines of stones which have the effect of deflecting the stream on to the now nicely silted up weir, thereby eating away the good work of the Putt Construction Co. If any walkers going to Blue Gum would kindly remove these stones it would be appreciated. 
-The shutters were nearly up when Mr. Cosgrove suddenly remembered that he objected to the way in which the previous month'​s meeting had been reported. Well, While we would avoid hurting anyone'​s finer feelings, we think that the general opinion agreed with Dorme When he said that he found the change of style refreshing. This last outbtvst ​appeared to expend what was left of our oratorical energy, and in the hush that followed Jim seized the psychological moment to bring down the bone upon our May monthly meeting. + 
-In the main stream of water, just above the Blue Gum diversionary weir some misguided philanthropists have constructed three parallel lines of stones which have the effect of deflectingthe stream on to the now nicely silted up weir, thereby eating away the good work of the Putt Construction Co. If any walkers going to Blue Gum would kindly remove these stones it would be appreciated. +---- 
-On June 16th METRO GOLDWYN McGREGOR ​will be producing ​uMURDER AT THE MEETING".+ 
 +On June 16th Metro Goldwyn McGregor ​will be producing ​"​Murder at the Meeting". 
 Seeing is believing. Be there on the 16th. Seeing is believing. Be there on the 16th.
-7. + 
-NEWS FROM THE NEW ZEALAND CCNTINGENT.+---- 
 + 
 +===== News From The New Zealand Contingent===== 
 Keith Renwick. Keith Renwick.
-We spent 10 days at Stewart Island waiting for the weather to change so we could go on same trips around. After about 7 days of camping out in heavy rain it eventually did change and we had hail! This, of course, didn't help our plans, but we still had a very enjoy.; + 
-able time thanks to all the local inhabitants who were very friendly +We spent 10 days at Stewart Island waiting for the weather to change so we could go on some trips around. After about 7 days of camping out in heavy rain it eventually did change and we had hail! This, of course, didn't help our plans, but we still had a very enjoyable ​time thanks to all the local inhabitants who were very friendly indeed. 
-indeed. + 
-Peter ond Betty returned north a few days before us to get jobs at Dunedin to boost the finances for more trips and at the moment of writing (12th April) are still there. Coral (Monday) went with them and further on to Christchurch where she also was to resume work. We waited on a few more days to see if the weather would clear so we could +Peter and Betty returned north a few days before us to get jobs at Dunedin to boost the finances for more trips and at the moment of writing (12th April) are still there. Coral (Monday) went with them and further on to Christchurch where she also was to resume work. We waited on a few more days to see if the weather would clear so we could see more of this beautiful island, but it didn'​t,​ and we too eventually returned to Dunedin. I spent about a week here looking around, including a visit to the Roslyn Woollen Mills, then once again struck out, this time for Christchurch. Another day or two here then off to Arthur'​s Pass. Here I once again met up with the Tasmanian girls. 
-see more of this beautiful island, but it didn'​t,​ and we too eventually + 
-returned to Dunedin. I spent about a week here looking around, including a visit to the Roslyn Woollen Mills, then once again struck out, this time for Christchurch. Another day or two here then off to Arthur'​s Pass. Here I once again net up with the Tasmanian girls. +After a beautiful fine day on Mt. Avalanche we made for the West Coast and the glaciers in once more declining weather. February 23rd saw us at the Franz Joseph Glacier where we had a wonderful time cramponing around on the glacier in drizzling rain. A proposed trip to one of the huts further up the glacier was frustrated by the weather so we went down to the Fox Glacier where, to our surprise, we found Frank Cooper (Sydney Catholic Bushwalkers) was Guide. The weather cleared on Saturday afternoon so Val and I dressed ​on up as far as we could and made about 2 miles, of a quarter its length, before we had to turn back. The next day was clear and cloudless so we went out to Lake Matherson for the famous views of Cook and Tasman, about 12,000 feet. 
-After a beautiful fine day on Mt. Avalanche we made for the West Coast and the glaciers in once more declining weather. February 23rd saw us at the Franz Joseph Glacier where we had a wonderful time cramponing around on the glacier in drizzling rain. A proposed trip to one of the huts further up the glacier was frustrated by the weather so we went down to the Fox Glacier where, to oir surprise, we found Frank Cooper (Sydney Catholic Bushwalkers) was Guide. The weather cleared on Saturday afternoon so Val and I Dressed ​on up as far as we could and made about 2 miles, of a quarter its length, before we had to turn back. The next day was clear and cloudless so we went out to Lake Matherson for the famous views of Cook and Tasman, about 12,000 feet. + 
-It was with great reluctance we now turned north, having already overstayed our allotted time. Vde stopped off at the Zeremakau River, near Greymouth, to hunt for Greenstone, then on up to Punakaiki to see the Pancake Rocks of layered limestine. We spent a good part of thatnight investigating the Limestone Caves at Fox River. We also spent part of the next day there and investigated several new passages. One we were in was a sort of middle layer with 90 odd feet to the river below and some 60 to 80 ft. to the roof above. Quite a cavern! +It was with great reluctance we now turned north, having already overstayed our allotted time. We stopped off at the Zeremakau River, near Greymouth, to hunt for Greenstone, then on up to Punakaiki to see the Pancake Rocks of layered limestine. We spent a good part of that night investigating the Limestone Caves at Fox River. We also spent part of the next day there and investigated several new passages. One we were in was a sort of middle layer with 90 odd feet to the river below and some 60 to 80 ft. to the roof above. Quite a cavern! 
-Unable to dilly-dally as much as we would have liked we went on + 
-to Westport, thence via Buller Gorge to Nelson. A day or two here then on to Picton with a trip on the Sounds. From Pic ton we came down the east coast to Christchurch once more, arriving 9th MarchHere I am now working and more or less set 1)10 for winter. I have joined the C.T.C. (Christchurch Tramping Club) and have so far been on a trip to Dalthorpe and Selwyn River, one 0.10 to Mt. Hamilton on the Craigeburn Range, which trip we finished by investigating a cave near Castle Hill Station, and one trip to Pigeon Bay on the Banks Peninsular. I also wandered out to Sumner to'​Lhave ​a look at some volcanic caves there, and on another occasion went on a conducted bus tour of the Cashmere Hills and part of the City. Easter should see us up at Harper'​s Pass and after that - well, wait and see. +Unable to dilly-dally as much as we would have liked we went on to Westport, thence via Buller Gorge to Nelson. A day or two here then on to Picton with a trip on the Sounds. From Picton ​we came down the east coast to Christchurch once more, arriving 9th MarchHere I am now working and more or less set up for winter. I have joined the C.T.C. (Christchurch Tramping Club) and have so far been on a trip to Dalthorpe and Selwyn River, one up to Mt. Hamilton on the Craigeburn Range, which trip we finished by investigating a cave near Castle Hill Station, and one trip to Pigeon Bay on the Banks Peninsular. I also wandered out to Sumner to have a look at some volcanic caves there, and on another occasion went on a conducted bus tour of the Cashmere Hills and part of the City. Easter should see us up at Harper'​s Pass and after that - well, wait and see. 
-8. + 
-YOU CAN WASH IN BILLY.+---- 
 + 
 +===== You Can Wash In Billy===== 
 By the Conservation Secretary. By the Conservation Secretary.
-'​Mille ​walking in the Warrumbungles recently Myles Dunphy found two rock pools close together, one beautifully clear and full of life, the other looking dull and whitish with not even a tadpole underwater swimming or a water beetle water skiing. + 
-Someone had washed himself or the dishes with soap in the pool. Not only does soap kill all life but so Myles was told, sheep have 'absolutely no palate for it, and I don't blame them. Not so good in sheep country (or anywhere else) and it doesn'​t make the sheep owners well disposed towards walkers. +While walking in the Warrumbungles recently Myles Dunphy found two rock pools close together, one beautifully clear and full of life, the other looking dull and whitish with not even a tadpole underwater swimming or a water beetle water skiing. 
-A paragraph from the 'Code of Ethics"​ reads - + 
-. f'​1-1 ​high standard of clamp hygiene should be maintained. All rubbish and human waste should be buried ​at a reasonable distance from the cam or hut and away from trac7=-Pood ​scraps should not be left on a dead fire, nor thrown into a creek or pool - they should be buried. Tins should be burned and bashed before burial, so that they will rust away."+Someone had washed himself or the dishes with soap in the pool. Not only does soap kill all life but so Myles was told, sheep have absolutely no palate for it, and I don't blame them. Not so good in sheep country (or anywhere else) and it doesn'​t make the sheep owners well disposed towards walkers. 
 + 
 +A paragraph from the "Code of Ethics"​ reads - 
 + 
 +"​A ​high standard of camp hygiene should be maintained. All rubbish and human waste should be __buried__ ​at a reasonable distance from the camp or hut and away from tracks. Food scraps should not be left on a dead fire, nor thrown into a creek or pool - they should be buried. Tins should be burned and bashed before burial, so that they will rust away." 
 Please, add to this that washing and washing up should not be done in a pool or creek, then don't go into the bush again until you are "bush broken"​. Please, add to this that washing and washing up should not be done in a pool or creek, then don't go into the bush again until you are "bush broken"​.
-1110.11111i111..0410LINIMMII + 
-CHEDDAR CHOPPINGS+---- 
-There'​s an old saying ​anongst ​the bushwalking fraternity: "Join the Walkers and stay young"​. Well, Dave Brown decided to prove the saying and consequently he caught the measles. Think of it, a tiger covered with spots - but here's hoping that by the time this comes to press he will have recovered. + 
-It is now our turn to say 'Bon Voyage"​ to Colin Putt who sailslater this month tojoin ​Jane and baby Margaret, alias "​Schmoo",​ in New Zealand. We'll see you back in late July, Putts.+===== Cheddar Choppings===== 
-90 + 
-Here's a hurry up and get well call to Heather Joyce who is now recovering from an appendicitis operation. Hope we'll be seeing ​yoU +There'​s an old saying ​amongst ​the bushwalking fraternity: "Join the Walkers and stay young"​. Well, Dave Brown decided to prove the saying and consequently he caught the measles. Think of it, a tiger covered with spots - but here's hoping that by the time this comes to press he will have recovered. 
-out on the track soon Heather. + 
-99 +It is now our turn to say "Bon Voyage"​ to Colin Putt who sails later this month to join Jane and baby Margaret, alias "​Schmoo",​ in New Zealand. We'll see you back in late July, Putts. 
-As we've said every month, we just can't get everywhere, but Gee, as far as gossip is concerne-d, we certainly miss out on some beaut trips. It's a bit early yet to find out all that happened on the car trip that Mr. Renwick led down to the Fax Grounds in the middle of last + 
-month, but we've heard rumours that Dot, Colin and Ross returned +Here's a hurry up and get well call to Heather Joyce who is now recovering from an appendicitis operation. Hope we'll be seeing ​you out on the track soon Heather. 
-literally covered with scratches after having been caught up in a + 
-lantana patch, though for what reason we haven'​t yet heard. +As we've said every month, we just can't get everywhere, but Gee, as far as gossip is concerned, we certainly miss out on some beaut trips. It's a bit early yet to find out all that happened on the car trip that Mr. Renwick led down to the Fox Grounds in the middle of last month, but we've heard rumours that Dot, Colin and Ross returned literally covered with scratches after having been caught up in a lantana patch, though for what reason we haven'​t yet heard. 
-It was certainly good to see all those old and new faces in the + 
-Club for Bob Savage'​s slides on the Canadian Rockies last month. Thanks very much, Bob, for a super night. +It was certainly good to see all those old and new faces in the Club for Bob Savage'​s slides on the Canadian Rockies last month. Thanks very much, Bob, for a super night. 
-9. + 
-A report has gotten through to us that ''​Admiral'' ​Anderson does not like the Army: reckons that you'veonly gotto look sideways and they cancel your leave. Anyway Brian, there'​s not long to go now. +A report has gotten through to us that "Admiral" ​Anderson does not like the Army: reckons that you've only got to look sideways and they cancel your leave. Anyway Brian, there'​s not long to go now. 
-To help even, Up on the three new daughters born to BuShwalkers,announced in our last issue, we now-have pleasure in presenting two sons - one to Gladys and Len Fall, and one to Jenny and Stan Madden + 
-r-v ma awl +---- 
-LITTLE BULL GOES LONG WAY+ 
-..a.1.14111...11...111.111.1.1111CAN,​ +To help even up on the three new daughters born to Bushwalkers, announced in our last issue, we now have pleasure in presenting two sons - one to Gladys and Len Fall, and one to Jenny and Stan Madden. 
-GeofWoo-ing amoo-cow at Fox Ground.+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Litle Bull Goes Long Way=== 
 + 
 +[Cartoon of Geof Wagg and cow saying moo to each other] 
 + 
 +Geof moo-ing a moo-cow at Fox Ground. 
 (Drawn to Putt specifications by our travelling reporter, Dot Butler.) (Drawn to Putt specifications by our travelling reporter, Dot Butler.)
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 Geof Wagg. Geof Wagg.
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