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 Kookaburras wake early in those parts and they had us stirring about 4 a.m. to the intermittent patter of rain on the roof. "All right for youse guys to laugh" says Gawd and rolled himself into a fresh groove. At six it was light enough to see and we were packed and away in a few minutes, stealing past Carlon'​s in the grey light of early dawn with the rain-wet grass soaking our legs. Up the hill we puffed and down the other side to Carlon'​s Creek at a gallop, telling each other "Just what we need to work up an appetite"​ as we staggered in each stride. Breakfast in Breakfast Creek was a brief affair with Gawd eating "Bran Bricks"​ for that "​freshly scoured out feeling",​ then with a little effort we were on the Cox by nine. So far so good - the weather clearing and the party hearty. Kookaburras wake early in those parts and they had us stirring about 4 a.m. to the intermittent patter of rain on the roof. "All right for youse guys to laugh" says Gawd and rolled himself into a fresh groove. At six it was light enough to see and we were packed and away in a few minutes, stealing past Carlon'​s in the grey light of early dawn with the rain-wet grass soaking our legs. Up the hill we puffed and down the other side to Carlon'​s Creek at a gallop, telling each other "Just what we need to work up an appetite"​ as we staggered in each stride. Breakfast in Breakfast Creek was a brief affair with Gawd eating "Bran Bricks"​ for that "​freshly scoured out feeling",​ then with a little effort we were on the Cox by nine. So far so good - the weather clearing and the party hearty.
  
-Half a mile down the Cox we began our climb on that long, long ridge that leads up to Mt. Jenolan. Gawd, who was four months out of training, was beginning to feel the effort here and I waited for him on top of the first big hump, morosely regarding the once more gathering clouds. Of course we had no tent. Gawd came up presently and we continued climbing - the higher we climbed the lower dropped the clouds. Then came the mist. At first just a thin streamer drifting between the trees, then thicker and thicker until the great opaque clouds billowed up from the south-east reducing our world to fifty feet of tree-clad ridge before and behind, that vignetted itself into nothing. Fortunately it needs more than a mist to get you off that ridge once you're well and truly on it, and we progressed steadily. By half past eleven it had started to rain lightly and a low rumble of thunder echoed up from below. "​Aha"​ we said "​it'​s just a bit of +Half a mile down the Cox we began our climb on that long, long ridge that leads up to Mt. Jenolan. Gawd, who was four months out of training, was beginning to feel the effort here and I waited for him on top of the first big hump, morosely regarding the once more gathering clouds. Of course we had no tent. Gawd came up presently and we continued climbing - the higher we climbed the lower dropped the clouds. Then came the mist. At first just a thin streamer drifting between the trees, then thicker and thicker until the great opaque clouds billowed up from the south-east reducing our world to fifty feet of tree-clad ridge before and behind, that vignetted itself into nothing. Fortunately it needs more than a mist to get you off that ridge once you're well and truly on it, and we progressed steadily. By half past eleven it had started to rain lightly and a low rumble of thunder echoed up from below. "​Aha"​ we said "​it'​s just a bit of a storm. It'll be all over in a few hours."​ That was our third mistake.
-a storm. It'll be all over in a few hours."​ That was our third mistake.+
  
 On top of Mt. Jenolan, sitting on the cairn, we had an hour for lunch. We'd had a tiring morning so we made the most of this break and though the rain didn't actually stop it became so light that we were able to undo our groundsheets and give full attention to the rye bread and honey. As we set off from this spot the rain began to pick up again - not too heavy, not too light, but good steady soaking rain that seemed capable of going on for ever. "Do the garden good" said Gawd as he wrapped himself in his clammy groundsheet. (Of course this isn't really what Gawd said as he wrapped himself in his groundsheet - he was muttering old Irish expressions that would run our magazine foul of the Obscene Publications Act). On top of Mt. Jenolan, sitting on the cairn, we had an hour for lunch. We'd had a tiring morning so we made the most of this break and though the rain didn't actually stop it became so light that we were able to undo our groundsheets and give full attention to the rye bread and honey. As we set off from this spot the rain began to pick up again - not too heavy, not too light, but good steady soaking rain that seemed capable of going on for ever. "Do the garden good" said Gawd as he wrapped himself in his clammy groundsheet. (Of course this isn't really what Gawd said as he wrapped himself in his groundsheet - he was muttering old Irish expressions that would run our magazine foul of the Obscene Publications Act).
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 The common brown is brown or grey in colour, very fast, striking higher than most snakes. It averages 5 to 6 feet, though I have seen one 7 feet 9 inches. The common brown is brown or grey in colour, very fast, striking higher than most snakes. It averages 5 to 6 feet, though I have seen one 7 feet 9 inches.
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 The black red-bellied snake needs no description,​ and the taipan is not likely to be met. It is, however, very similar to the King Brown, growing up to 10 feet with an extremely efficient biting apparatus with fangs up to 1/2" long, and is probably not of Australian but of Asiatic origin. The black red-bellied snake needs no description,​ and the taipan is not likely to be met. It is, however, very similar to the King Brown, growing up to 10 feet with an extremely efficient biting apparatus with fangs up to 1/2" long, and is probably not of Australian but of Asiatic origin.
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 ====Search And Rescue Practice Weekend:​==== ====Search And Rescue Practice Weekend:​====
  
-Which has been arranged for March 18,19,20th has had to be postponed following the State-wide Floods. Dates now suggested are May 6,7,8th or May 20,21,22nd. +Which has been arranged for March 18,19,20th has had to be postponed following the State-wide Floods. Dates now suggested are May 6,7,8th or May 20,21,22nd. A Practice search in co-operation with the Wireless Institute of Australia was held on Sunday, March 13th, in the Royal National Park. This practice was to test the use of wireless in searches.
-A Practice search in co-operation with the Wireless Institute of Australia was held on Sunday, March 13th, in the Royal National Park. This practice was to test the use of wireless in searches.+
  
 The Kameruka Club gave notice that they intended to erect a plaque and form drinking holes on the soak near Mount Warrigal to the memory of R. Thomas, late President of the Club. The Kameruka Club gave notice that they intended to erect a plaque and form drinking holes on the soak near Mount Warrigal to the memory of R. Thomas, late President of the Club.
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 ====Alienation Of Portion Of The Royal National Park:==== ====Alienation Of Portion Of The Royal National Park:====
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 Letters of protest were written to the Premier, the Minister for Lands and "The Sydney Morning Herald"​. These letters made a special point of the fact that decisions of this kind were arrived at and negotiation finalised before a public announcement was made. It was recommended that a public enquiry should be held in each case of alienation from a National Park so that the general public may voice an opinion and hence influence legislation on the matter. Letters of protest were written to the Premier, the Minister for Lands and "The Sydney Morning Herald"​. These letters made a special point of the fact that decisions of this kind were arrived at and negotiation finalised before a public announcement was made. It was recommended that a public enquiry should be held in each case of alienation from a National Park so that the general public may voice an opinion and hence influence legislation on the matter.
  
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 If you want to interest your friends and relatives in our Conservation Projects we can help with Transport and Trips, propaganda leaflets and showing of colour transparencies. Ring UA2983. If you want to interest your friends and relatives in our Conservation Projects we can help with Transport and Trips, propaganda leaflets and showing of colour transparencies. Ring UA2983.
  
-TEE ANNUAL RE-UNION+=====The Annual Re-Union.===== 
-Digby. + 
-gust what did happen to shatter the quiet tranquility of the Grose River banks an March 13th and 14th? For over twenty-four ​hou a sylvan setting was transformed into the Bushwalkers equivalent of an ant-bed. From mid-day Saturday there mushroomed an ever-growing colony of bodies and tents, while the air wat full of all that goes with them - the hum of all sorts of activity, the enticing smell of bush-cooked food, the chorus of a hundred campfire voices, the skulduggery on the river and the talk of old times and of times to cone. Yes indeed, the S.B.W. Annual Reunion had hit Woods Creek again for the fourth year in succession. This time Mother Nature had been most bountiful; the "Big Wet" had bequeathed its legacy of greenness and the swollen river was just down everybody?s alley. To cap it all the +- "Digby"
-weather gods had Oone good just at the right time with two days of + 
-glorious sunshine, rare good fortune, surely, for 1955. +Just what __did__ ​happen to shatter the quiet tranquility of the Grose River banks an March 13th and 14th? For over twenty-four ​hours a sylvan setting was transformed into the Bushwalkers' ​equivalent of an ant-bed. From mid-day Saturday there mushroomed an ever-growing colony of bodies and tents, while the air was full of all that goes with them - the hum of all sorts of activity, the enticing smell of bush-cooked food, the chorus of a hundred campfire voices, the skulduggery on the river and the talk of old times and of times to come. Yes indeed, the S.B.W. Annual Reunion had hit Woods Creek again for the fourth year in succession. This time Mother Nature had been most bountiful; the "Big Wet" had bequeathed its legacy of greenness and the swollen river was just down everybody's alley. To cap it all the weather gods had come good just at the right time with two days of glorious sunshine, rare good fortune, surely, for 1955. 
-As the afternoon advanced it was interesting to watch the patte: ​of the colony take shape - Bushwalkers en masse are undoubtedly a heterogeneous collection of beings, even at reunions There were the family groups with their piccaninis, in a respectable suburban ​settky + 
-16. +As the afternoon advanced it was interesting to watch the pattrn ​of the colony take shape - Bushwalkers en masse are undoubtedly a heterogeneous collection of beings, even at reunionsThere were the family groups with their piccaninis, in a respectable suburban ​setting ​combining just the right amount of independence with their "​reuning";​ here and there amid the trees was the lone tent, its occupants seemingly determined on communing with Nature; but most intriguing were the "​slums"​, a vast array of congested tents, young sardine-packed bodies and paraphanalia ad infinitum, where life moved swiftly and sometimes uncertainly. 
-combining just the right amount of independence with their "​reuning";​ here and there amid the trees was the lone tent, its occupants seemingly determined on communing with Nature; but most intriguing were the l'​slunsfi, a vast array of congested tents, young sardine-packed bodies and paraphanalia ad infinitum, where life moved swiftly and sometimes uncertainly. + 
-Meanwhile the building of the great campfire was taking place, as usual under the expert guidance of Bill Henley - it was good to see such a great number of volunteers venting their wrath an the campfire logs; organisers of sketches and items were busy recruiting partners in crime and rehearsing their lines; the principals of the Opera were making last-minute preparations,​ while a few stalwarts had already sojourned to the river for the annual bath. A :mild panic developed when it was atlast conceded that the overdue Wagg party would have to be written off as a dead loss. Fortunately for the nerves of the Opera Company the redoubtable Geoffrey and his party turned up in the nick of time, and with quite a plausible excuse at that! +Meanwhile the building of the great campfire was taking place, as usual under the expert guidance of Bill Henley - it was good to see such a great number of volunteers venting their wrath on the campfire logs; organisers of sketches and items were busy recruiting partners in crime and rehearsing their lines; the principals of the Opera were making last-minute preparations,​ while a few stalwarts had already sojourned to the river for the annual bath. A mild panic developed when it was at last conceded that the overdue Wagg party would have to be written off as a dead loss. Fortunately for the nerves of the Opera Company the redoubtable Geoffrey and his party turned up in the nick of time, and with quite a plausible excuse at that! 
-With appetites temporarily satisfied by the usual enormous variety of Bushwalker specialties,​ reuners began to assemble at the campfire site for the big business of the Reunion. A rough count of heads revealed a total touching the 150 mark, including no fewer than 35 of the juvenile set. The huge pile of logs sprang ​tp to a steady blaze as Wal Roots led the first lusty-bout of singing, and whenever things looked like getting a bit quiet, Gil aad Malcolm continued on with the good work at intervals throughout the night. Then came the highlight of the evening - the 1955 Opera, "​Bobbies and Bushies",​ a masterpiece Of S.B.W. ingenuity, written and arranged by those talented composers, Malcolm McGregor, Jim Brown, Don Mathew S and Geof Wagg. A cast of ten had their audience rocking with laughter and brimful of admiration for a good forty minutes with their clever burlesque sketches of notable.bushwalking events of the past years. Jim Brown and Kevin Ardillfs ''Dance of the Hours, a humourous bit of playacting based on the innovation of army times for the Walks Programme was a bright interlude. Oh, that the Admiral could have witnessed it + 
-'Monsieur X, that mysterious and brilliant crystal-gazer from the East, silenced his questioners with some of the corniest answers we have ever heard. As always, Rene Browne obliged with two delightful little songs, and Ken Meadows came good with a couple of his inimitda +With appetites temporarily satisfied by the usual enormous variety of Bushwalker specialties,​ reuners began to assemble at the campfire site for the big business of the Reunion. A rough count of heads revealed a total touching the 150 mark, including no fewer than 35 of the juvenile set. The huge pile of logs sprang ​up to a steady blaze as Wal Roots led the first lusty bout of singing, and whenever things looked like getting a bit quiet, Gil and Malcolm continued on with the good work at intervals throughout the night. Then came the highlight of the evening - the 1955 Opera, "​Bobbies and Bushies",​ a masterpiece Of S.B.W. ingenuity, written and arranged by those talented composers, Malcolm McGregor, Jim Brown, Don Mathews ​and Geof Wagg. A cast of ten had their audience rocking with laughter and brimful of admiration for a good forty minutes with their clever burlesque sketches of notable bushwalking events of the past years. Jim Brown and Kevin Ardill's "Dance of the Hours", a humourous bit of playacting based on the innovation of army times for the Walks Programmewas a bright interlude. Oh, that the Admiral could have witnessed it
-stage jokes with just the right amount of drawing-room flavour. The + 
-last one, "A Lesson in Grarrar" caused something of a riot. And then came the time for the initiations. About a dozen new members were subject to a confusing variety of ordeals, pirate fashion, at least +Monsieur X, that mysterious and brilliant crystal-gazer from the East, silenced his questioners with some of the corniest answers we have ever heard. As always, Rene Browne obliged with two delightful little songs, and Ken Meadows came good with a couple of his inimitable ​stage jokes with just the right amount of drawing-room flavour. The last one, "A Lesson in Grammar" caused something of a riot. And then came the time for the initiations. About a dozen new members were subject to a confusing variety of ordeals, pirate fashion, at least one of which rebounded ​forcibly on the blood-thirsty villains who contrived it. Finally,the traditional impressive ceremony of investing the President, Jim Brown, ​with his insignia of office, took place, losing nothing of its significance although it is Jim'​s ​second year of office. About this time some odd-coloured flames ​started ​to leap from the campfire. A few people we know blamed the weird sight on a possible over-indulgence at the North Richmond hostelry earlier in the day, but the knowing ones realised it was just Colin Putt up to a bit of chemical jiggery-pokery. The campfire wound up with a few more songs, and soon everybody was making short work of the excellent brew of cocoa and fruit cake put on for young and old. 
-one of which rebounded ​forciblyon ​the blood-thirsty villains who + 
-contrived it. Finally,'the traditional impressive ceremony of +And after midnight? Well, it'​s ​a case of following your own inclinations,​ whatever they may beA goodly number carried on the hilarity and song around the main fire, others drifted into little parties scattered here and there, while some more rational folk decided that the only sane place to pass the morning hours is inside a sleeping bag. Anyone still awake at 3 a.m., though, might have heard a mysterious splashing as several bods made their way half a mile up the flooded stream for a glorious drift down in the moonlight
-investing the President, Jim Brown9 ​with his insignia of office, took + 
-place, losing nothing of its significance although it is Jimfs second year of office. About this time some odd-coloured flames ​s'​arted ​to leap from the campfire. A few people we know blamed the weird sight on a possible over-indulgence at the North Richmond hostelry earlier +The morn dawned blue and warm, and many and varied were the first reactions after the night before (What'​s that again, Hoffo?). To regain some sort of equilibrium,​ most of the company made their way to the river for a dip after breakfast, and there was enacted such torture as would put the Dark Ages to shame. Along the sandy beach was a rather large and particularly defiling mud pool, an aftermath of the recent flooding. A band of young renegades (they must forever remain anonymous) decided that this heaven-sent gift was too precious to be ignored. Selecting their unfortunate victims one by one with a kind of perverted relish, the gang proceeded to literally "drag them through the mud", and you can say that again! "You have to pay big dough for this treatment in a beauty salon",​ could be heard the voice of Snow above the general melee. No one was spared in this terrible ​purge, not even the cunning Hoffman who had quietly slipped into the water some hundreds of yards upstream. However, everybody was gratified to see the torturers turn in upon themselves and so receive a dose of their own murky medicine. Some time later a bunch of these primitive-looking characters, aboriginally black from head to toes, was observed prowling the camp in search of fresh blood, and we believe that the President himself was saved only by hiding behind infant'​s skirts. 
-in the day, but the knowing ones realised it was just Colin Putt up + 
-to a bit of chemical jiggery-pokery. The campfire wound up with a few more songs, and soon everybody was making short work of the +After these nerve-wracking experiences,​ it was most relaxing to return to camp and listen to the soothing notes from Taro'​s ​flute as they wafted through the trees. The remainder of the day was spent lazily in swimming, quaffing tea, diminishing the larder, and generally ​"​reuning",​ and of there were always the photographers,​ eagle-eyed as ever for "possibilities"​ and guinea pigs on whom to perform their experiments. The exodus was gradual and fairly quiet, and by 4 p.m. (sorry, 1600 hours) only the stragglers were left, that is, if you can call Geof Wagg, with only twenty minutes to catch the bus, a "straggler"​. We guess he is secretly training for his jet-walk marathon. 
-excellent brew of cocoa and fruit cake put on for youg and old. + 
-And after midnight? Well, it fs a case of following your own inclinations,​ whatever they may be A goodly number carried on the hilarity and song around the main fire, others drifted into little parties scattered here and there, while some more rational folk decided that the only sane place to pass the morning hours is inside a sleeping bag. Anyone still awake at 3 a.m., though, might have heard a mysterious splashing as several bods made their way half a mile up the flooded stream for a glorious drift down in the moonlight, +An outsider, coming upon the scene at that hour, would have found it impossible to believe that a party of 150 people had camped on this spot, so little was the natural order disturbed. Hardly was there a mark of recent human occupation in evidence. This is, of course, as it should be, and although we are quite familiar with the campsite left unblemished,​ it is time we gave ourselves a small pat on the back for our behaviour. 
-The morn dawned blue and warm, and many and varied were the first reactions after the night before (What'​s that again, Hoffo?). To regain some sort of equilibrium,​ most of the company made their + 
-way to the river for a dip after breakfast, and there was enacted such torture as would put the Dark Ages to shame. Along the sandy beach was a rather large and particularly defiling mud pool, an aftermath of the recent flooding. A band of young renegades (they must forever remain anonymous) decided that this heaven-sent gift was too precious to be ignored. Selecting their unfortunate victims one by one with a kind of perverted relish, the gang proceeded to literally "drag them through the mud", and you can say that again! "You have to pay big dough for this treatment in a beauty salon",​ could be heard the voice of Snow above the general melee. No one was spared in this terrible ​Purge, not even the cunning Hoffman who had quietly slipped into the water some hundreds of yards upstream. However, everybody was gratified to see the torturers turn in upon themselves and so receive a dose of their own murky medicine. Some time later a bunch of these Primitive-looking characters, aboriginally black from head to toes, was observed prowling the camp in search of fresh blood, and we believe that the President himself was saved only by hiding behind infant'​s skirts. +Here's hoping that there will be many happy returns of a Reunion as enjoyable as this one proved to be. 
-After these nerve-wracking experiences,​ it was most relaxing to return to camp and listen to the soothing notes from Taros flute as they wafted through the trees. The remainder of the day was spent lazily in swimthing, quaffing tea, diminishing the larder, and gener- ally "​reuning",​ and of' ​there were always the photographers,​ eagle-eyed as ever for possibilities"​ and guinea pigs on whom to perform their experiments. The exodus was gradual and fairly quiet, and by 4 p.m. (sorry, 1600 hours) only the stragglers were left, that is, if you can call Geof Wagg, with only twenty minutes to catch the bus, a straggler"​. We guess he is secretly training for his jet-warz marathon. + 
-An outsider, coming upon the scene at that hour, would have found it impossible to believe that a party of 150 people had camped on thi:- +=====Report From Parks And Playground Movement - March 1955.===== 
-spot, so little was the natural order disturbed. Hardly was thci,​e ​a +
-mark of recent human occupation in evidence. This is, of course, as it should be, and although we are quite familiar with the campsite left unblemished,​ it is time we gave ourselves a small oat on the bael: for our behaviour. +
-Here's hoping that there will be many happy returns of a Reunion as enjoyable as this one proved to be0 +
-18, +
-REPORT FROM PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS MOVEEENT.+
 - Hilda Stoddart. - Hilda Stoddart.
-BLUE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. Mr. Hume reports that the Minister for Lands has now received ​he District ​Surveyorts ​Report, and the Propos.2,​1 ​for a BlUe Mountains National Park will now be referred to local Councils, other Government Departments,​ etc. for their consideration. + 
-The Forestry Department has been Permitting ​timber cutting on the =per part of Erskine Creek, about 7 miles south of Hazelbrook, and it is claimed that great damage has resulted. The Department wishes to establish a State Forest in this locality with an area of about 35 square miles. This would mean a large slice would be taken out of the proposed Park and devoted to an alien purpose. The Blue Mountains Council has been influenced by statements of Forestry ​Depart, ment officers that they are fully determined to continue ​tiMber ​cutting in this area, and that, if a State.Forest were established,​ it would be done under proper supervision,​ officers of the Department would be stationed permanently in the Forest, and full fire prevention measures would be taken. +====Blue Mountains National Park.==== 
-The Movement considers that an area of 35 square miles is too large and sUggests ​that 20 square miles should be the limit, and that the forest if proclaimed should not be allowed to encroach on the proposed area of the National Park. Organisations interested are asked to join in deputations to the Minister for Lands. + 
-WARRAH-KARIONG. Miss Crommelin and the Gosford Fauna and Flora Yn'​tectia ​Society convened a Conference on 12th February to consider a proposal for the allocation of land between Mooney Mooney Creek and Warrah Sanctuary and including Lion Island to form a National Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Native Fauna Reservatian ​and Community Forest area. This would be for the Promotion of study of native fauna and flora and aboriginal relics. A strong body of mellbers ​of the Hawkesbury Scenic Preservation Society attended the conference and urged thFauna ​and Flora Protection Society to co-operate with them as they had already submitted a proposal to the Government. The total area sought is about 13,​000 ​acresf ​A committee of five was set up by the Conference which includes Messrs. Guy Moore and Myles Dunphy and Mrs. Thistle Stead, to farther the objectives of the Conference. +Mr. Hume reports that the Minister for Lands has now received ​the District ​Surveyor'​s ​Report, and the Proposal ​for a Blue Mountains National Park will now be referred to local Councils, other Government Departments,​ etc. for their consideration. 
-GLENBROOK PARK. This park has an area of 8i acres and the Blue liounaiE77n47y ​Council were inclined to grant a site in it for a Scouts Hall. However the Movement and many local Residents protested and the Council decided not to proceed with the request. + 
-RITE PARK. Ryde Council proposed to grant a site on this park for an -2-717MVTFemants ​Club House, but as a result of protests from resident'​2 ​and the P. & F.M. the scheme has been abandoned. +The Forestry Department has been permitting ​timber cutting on the upper part of Erskine Creek, about 7 miles south of Hazelbrook, and it is claimed that great damage has resulted. The Department wishes to establish a State Forest in this locality with an area of about 35 square miles. This would mean a large slice would be taken out of the proposed Park and devoted to an alien purpose. The Blue Mountains Council has been influenced by statements of Forestry ​Department ​officers that they are fully determined to continue ​timber ​cutting in this area, and that, if a State Forest were established,​ it would be done under proper supervision,​ officers of the Department would be stationed permanently in the Forest, and full fire prevention measures would be taken. 
-ROYAL NATIONAL PARKIn reply 177=17i71-757-7;​hjuncil states the north western corner of the has been gazetted as a'site for + 
-to an enquiry from the Movu..nentthat'an area of acres situated in Park, adjacent to the railway line a War Memorial Hall. +The Movement considers that an area of 35 square miles is too large and suggests ​that 20 square miles should be the limit, and that the forest if proclaimed should not be allowed to encroach on the proposed area of the National Park. Organisations interested are asked to join in deputations to the Minister for Lands. 
-19. + 
-RAWS.ON PARKt_MOSMAN. Between 8 and 9 acres have beenallocated out of this park for a hospital site. The Movement protested but the scheme was approved by the Government, the Moanan ​Council and the Cumberland County Council. +====Warrah-Kariong.==== 
-NORTH HEAD. The Movement is working with the National Trust for the loresel.vaTion ​of all the Crown Land in the vicinity of North Head. Mani% Council is being urged by local business men to induce the authorities to hand over a large area of this land for housing development. The Movement considers that far too much harbourside land has been alienated ​p1-ready ​and will do its best to Prevent ​this land from being taken for any other use than as a Dark+ 
-OPERA HOUSE PROPOSAL. The Cumberland County Council has proposed that 2 acres-7-TE7r3Earn ​be used for the Opera House and proposes a 4 acr: Civic Square when Sydney Hospital is demolished. Sydney Hospital cannot remain a Sydney Hospital if it is built at Randwick. There is already an Eastern Suburbs Hospital in Randwick built on a park and it needs two more acres. The Movement has told the Cumberland County Council that it is looked to to see that the parks are increased not diminished. The Lord Mayor wants 5 acres of the Domain for a parking station; the Art Gallery is to be doubled in size and a new roadway is planned through the Domain. ​That will be left? Where will the new Parliament House be built? Mr. Hume says "It is impossible to get large sites for new 'public buildings in the central city area unless they are taken from parks. The city must be extended before it bursts, but it must not be allowed to burst into the parks. The Movement has urged the authorities to replan 250 acres of Chippendale as a cultural centre with the Opera House as its central feature surrounded by adequate parking grounds. The Movement seems to be like a voice crying in the wilderness. Nevertheless we have succeeded up to the present in keeping the garages out of the parks. The whole thing resolves itself into a question of which we want to keep - the PARKS or the SLUMS +Miss Crommelin and the Gosford Fauna and Flora Protection ​Society convened a Conference on 12th February to consider a proposal for the allocation of land between Mooney Mooney Creek and Warrah Sanctuary and including Lion Island to form a National Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Native Fauna Reservation ​and Community Forest area. This would be for the Promotion of study of native fauna and flora and aboriginal relics. A strong body of members ​of the Hawkesbury Scenic Preservation Society attended the conference and urged the Fauna and Flora Protection Society to co-operate with them as they had already submitted a proposal to the Government. The total area sought is about 13,​000 ​acres. ​A committee of five was set up by the Conference which includes Messrs. Guy Moore and Myles Dunphy and Mrs. Thistle Stead, to farther the objectives of the Conference. 
-WANTED+ 
-Does anyOne 'know of a flat or a hoube +====Glenbrook Park.==== 
-For a loving young couple (both quiet as a mouse) + 
-Self contained, we would hope - far a moderate fee - If you hear about one would you please contact me? We prefer around Strathfield or Up Eastwood way, Or the elegant North Shore - but what's that you say? We sound mighty fussy, ​wetre flying too high? - Nol If you've any offers, we'll give them a try.+This park has an area of 8 1/2 acres and the Blue Mountains City Council were inclined to grant a site in it for a Scouts Hall. However the Movement and many local Residents protested and the Council decided not to proceed with the request. 
 + 
 +====Ryde Park.==== 
 + 
 +Ryde Council proposed to grant a site on this park for an Ex-Serviceman'​s ​Club House, but as a result of protests from resident and the P. & P.M. the scheme has been abandoned. 
 + 
 +====Royal National Park.==== 
 + 
 +In reply to an enquiry from the MovementSutherland Shire Council states ​an area of 1 1/2 acres situated in the north western corner of the Park, adjacent to the railway line, has been gazetted as a site for a War Memorial Hall. 
 + 
 +====Rawson park, Mosman.==== 
 + 
 +Between 8 and 9 acres have been allocated out of this park for a hospital site. The Movement protested but the scheme was approved by the Government, the Mosman ​Council and the Cumberland County Council. 
 + 
 +====North Head.==== 
 + 
 +The Movement is working with the National Trust for the preservation ​of all the Crown Land in the vicinity of North Head. Manly Council is being urged by local business men to induce the authorities to hand over a large area of this land for housing development. The Movement considers that far too much harbourside land has been alienated ​already ​and will do its best to prevent ​this land from being taken for any other use than as a park
 + 
 +====Opera House Proposal.==== 
 + 
 +The Cumberland County Council has proposed that 2 acres of the Domain ​be used for the Opera House and proposes a 4 acre Civic Square when Sydney Hospital is demolished. Sydney Hospital cannot remain a Sydney Hospital if it is built at Randwick. There is already an Eastern Suburbs Hospital in Randwick built on a park and it needs two more acres. The Movement has told the Cumberland County Council that it is looked to to see that the parks are increased not diminished. The Lord Mayor wants 5 acres of the Domain for a parking station; the Art Gallery is to be doubled in size and a new roadway is planned through the Domain. ​What will be left? Where will the new Parliament House be built? Mr. Hume says "It is impossible to get large sites for new public buildings in the central city area unless they are taken from parks. The city must be extended before it bursts, but it must not be allowed to burst into the parks. The Movement has urged the authorities to replan 250 acres of Chippendale as a cultural centre with the Opera House as its central feature surrounded by adequate parking grounds. The Movement seems to be like a voice crying in the wilderness. Nevertheless we have succeeded up to the present in keeping the garages out of the parks. The whole thing resolves itself into a question of which we want to keep - the PARKS or the SLUMS. 
 + 
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 +We prefer around Strathfield or up Eastwood way,\\ 
 +Or the elegant North Shore - but what's that you say?\\ 
 +We sound mighty fussy, ​we'​re ​flying too high? -\\ 
 +No! If you've any offers, we'll give them a try. 
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 +Heather Joyce, our new Social Secretary, tried out her wings with the very successful Amateur Hour on 23rd March, hilariously compered by Malcolm McGregor. There was no dearth of items, all ably picked up by Frank Barr on a tape recorder. The playing back caused some horror and consternation,​ and much amusement.
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