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 |New England National Park|Tom Moppett| 8| |New England National Park|Tom Moppett| 8|
 |Letter to the Editor| |11| |Letter to the Editor| |11|
-|Conservation Report|The Conservation ​Sectretary|13|+|Conservation Report|The Conservation ​Secretary|13|
 |Those Test Walks|Jim Brown|16| |Those Test Walks|Jim Brown|16|
 |Correspondence,​ matters arising. (C.M.W. letter)| |17| |Correspondence,​ matters arising. (C.M.W. letter)| |17|
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 === Hattswell'​s Taxi and Tourist Service. === === Hattswell'​s Taxi and Tourist Service. ===
  
-For all your transport problems contact ​hattswell's Taxi and Tourist Service. Ring, write, wire or call any hour, day or night.+For all your transport problems contact ​Hattswell's Taxi and Tourist Service. Ring, write, wire or call any hour, day or night.
  
 Telephone: Blackheath 129 or 249. Booking Office - 4 doors from Gardner'​s Inn Hote1 (look for the neon sign.) Telephone: Blackheath 129 or 249. Booking Office - 4 doors from Gardner'​s Inn Hote1 (look for the neon sign.)
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 And then he buys boots. They come home looking very nice and strong, but then they are attacked with force. They are put to soak in neatsfoot oil - in my baking dishes if I'm not quick enough in hiding them - and then for the rest of their life they have to be removed to the laundry or garage as the small of the oil always clings. After this they are hammered full of ironmongery,​ some of it really vicious looking. The best time to do this is after midnight as it only makes a noise like a busy blacksmith'​s. If possible Peter has to be met at the door with a request to remove his boots to save the carpets from being cut to pieces. This leaves at the entrance a nice little heap of sand, burrs, leaves, etc., and at times leeches. And then he buys boots. They come home looking very nice and strong, but then they are attacked with force. They are put to soak in neatsfoot oil - in my baking dishes if I'm not quick enough in hiding them - and then for the rest of their life they have to be removed to the laundry or garage as the small of the oil always clings. After this they are hammered full of ironmongery,​ some of it really vicious looking. The best time to do this is after midnight as it only makes a noise like a busy blacksmith'​s. If possible Peter has to be met at the door with a request to remove his boots to save the carpets from being cut to pieces. This leaves at the entrance a nice little heap of sand, burrs, leaves, etc., and at times leeches.
  
-Thursday is a day I dislike, for that is the day I have to __get the food__. Peter says anything will do, and knowing what he will eat I sometines ​wonder why I bother. I can and do sympathise with you bushwalkers for the heavy packs you carry as I have already carried practically the same weight home from the shops.+Thursday is a day I dislike, for that is the day I have to __get the food__. Peter says anything will do, and knowing what he will eat I sometimes ​wonder why I bother. I can and do sympathise with you bushwalkers for the heavy packs you carry as I have already carried practically the same weight home from the shops.
  
 And then the packing. Pete always has some reason why this can't be started early in the evening, and when everyone else is trying to sleep he is still rushing around asking where various things are. In all probability they are still in his pack having been left there from last week-end, and by now have ants and mice living happily in them. But off he goes Friday morning full of beans. And then the packing. Pete always has some reason why this can't be started early in the evening, and when everyone else is trying to sleep he is still rushing around asking where various things are. In all probability they are still in his pack having been left there from last week-end, and by now have ants and mice living happily in them. But off he goes Friday morning full of beans.
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 "That the State Government be approached to expedite legislation pending regarding the proper protection of aboriginal relics throughout the State."​ "That the State Government be approached to expedite legislation pending regarding the proper protection of aboriginal relics throughout the State."​
  
-"That a protest be lodged with the Federal Government against the proposal to construct a Woy Way Rifle Range adjacent to the boundaries of Warrah Sanctuary."​+"That a protest be lodged with the Federal Government against the proposal to construct a Woy Woy Rifle Range adjacent to the boundaries of Warrah Sanctuary."​
  
 It was decided to hold a further conference in February. It was decided to hold a further conference in February.
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 The N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, Wild Life Preservation Society, and the Caloola Club were represented jointly by Mr. Moppett. A map showing the joint plan of these bodies was submitted. This plan coincides fairly closely with that of the N.P.P.M., the main difference being that the N,​P.P.M.'​s proposed Allyn-Williams Rivers Tourist Parks is omitted because this area is a State Forest. The N.S.W. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, Wild Life Preservation Society, and the Caloola Club were represented jointly by Mr. Moppett. A map showing the joint plan of these bodies was submitted. This plan coincides fairly closely with that of the N.P.P.M., the main difference being that the N,​P.P.M.'​s proposed Allyn-Williams Rivers Tourist Parks is omitted because this area is a State Forest.
  
-Mr Moppett supported in general the N.P.P.M. plan, and the Chief Guardian'​s case for Faunal Reserves, but recommended that the areas other than Faunal Reserves be reserved by the Lands Dept. and later placed under the control of a National Parks authority. He explained that conferences were taking place which it was expected would lead to a request for a National Parks Act. He objected to the N.P.P.M. recommendation that the area be controlled by the Forestry Commission on the grounds that it existed to produce timber and knew nothing of national parks. You will recall that this point was discussed at a Club Meeting prior to the conference.+MrMoppett supported in general the N.P.P.M. plan, and the Chief Guardian'​s case for Faunal Reserves, but recommended that the areas other than Faunal Reserves be reserved by the Lands Dept. and later placed under the control of a National Parks authority. He explained that conferences were taking place which it was expected would lead to a request for a National Parks Act. He objected to the N.P.P.M. recommendation that the area be controlled by the Forestry Commission on the grounds that it existed to produce timber and knew nothing of national parks. You will recall that this point was discussed at a Club Meeting prior to the conference.
  
 At the close of the conference the chairman made a quite encouraging statement. He said the area would be conserved in a more or less primitive condition to preserve the catchment and prevent erosion - there would be definitely no alienation. He said further that all the represented bodies would be reasonably satisfied, although the N.P.P.M., Federation, Wild Life and Caloola would not get all they wanted. At the close of the conference the chairman made a quite encouraging statement. He said the area would be conserved in a more or less primitive condition to preserve the catchment and prevent erosion - there would be definitely no alienation. He said further that all the represented bodies would be reasonably satisfied, although the N.P.P.M., Federation, Wild Life and Caloola would not get all they wanted.
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-===== Correspondence - Matters Arising.. =====+===== Correspondence - Matters Arising. =====
  
-The Hon.Secretary,​ Sydney Bush Walkers+=== The Hon.Secretary,​ Sydney Bush Walkers. ===
  
 Dear Madam, Dear Madam,
  
-The advertisement for the Pogo Stick appearing in'the October +The advertisement for the Pogo Stick appearing in the October issue of your Club's magazine has excited considerable interest amongst certain members of this Club. As a result I have been directed to write to you seeking further particulars. 
-issue of your Club's magazine has excited considerable interest +
-amongst certain members of this Club. As a result I have been +
-directed to write to you seeking further particulars.+
 I shall be grateful if you will supply me with details of prices (including sales tax), delivery arrangements and any technical data available. If there is any literature or brochures for general distribution I shall be much obliged to receive them. I shall be grateful if you will supply me with details of prices (including sales tax), delivery arrangements and any technical data available. If there is any literature or brochures for general distribution I shall be much obliged to receive them.
-In particular I should like to know whether the contrivance + 
-(Editor'​s Note: "Lucky for you you didn't say contraption."​) has bee_- +In particular I should like to know whether the contrivance (Editor'​s Note: "Lucky for you you didn't say contraption."​) has been scrub-tested and, if so, what were the results. (None of us have seen it mentioned in the "​Herald",​ but we may have missed it.) 
-scrub-tested and, if so, what were the results. (None of us have seef, + 
-it mentioned in the "​Herald",​ but we may have missed it.'+Are models with pack-racks and seating accommodation on the market, and in that case, is it possible to obtain sports, family and tourist models? Finally, are such refinements as alcohol injectors available as standard or optional equipment? 
-Are models with pack-racks and seating accommodation on the + 
-market, and in that case, is it possible to obtain sports, family +It is naturally anticipated that the distributors of these machines have made adequate arrangements with the various oil companies for a supply of the appropriate high octane ​Super O.P. plus X1000 fuel to be located at strategic points such as Clear Hill, Cloudmaker and Cedar Creek. 
-and tourist models? Finally, are such refinements as alcohol +
-injectors available as standard or optional equipment?​ +
-It is naturally anticipated that the distributors of these +
-machines have made adequate arrangements with the various oil +
-companies for a supply of the appropriate high octane ​SUPER O.P. +
-plus X1000 fuel to be located at strategic points such as Clear Hill, Cloudmaker and Cedar Creek.+
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-Honorary Secretary, + 
-THE COAST MOUNTAIN WAIEERS OF N.r).,  +Honorary Secretary, ​The Coast Mountain Walkers of N.S.W
-180 + 
-REPLY TO THE COAST MOUNTAIN WALKERS BY THE INVENTOR+=== Reply to the Coast Mountain Walkers, by the inventor. === 
 - Colin Putt. - Colin Putt.
-"We enclose a reprint of the newspaper report on a bush test + 
-of our latest model stick,, Consequent upon receipt of your +"We enclose a reprint of the newspaper report on a bush test of our latest model stickConsequent upon receipt of your irrevocable letter of credit, drawn upon the Thurat Steep Scree Bank for £1,523/11/9 1/2, one S.B.W. Helistabilised Diesel Pogo Stick will be delivered to you on 30/​2/​1956."​ 
-irrevocable letter of credit, drawn upon the Thurat Steep Scree + 
-Bank for 1,523/11/9i, one S.B.W. Helistabilised Diesel Pogo Stick will be delivered to you on 30/​2/​1956."​ +=== 1956 S.B.W. ​Helistabilised Diesel Pogo Stick. === 
-1956 S.B.W. ​HELISTABILISED DIESEL POGO STICK + 
-Bush tested by Stupe Grapefruit, B.0x0 +Bush tested by Stupe Grapefruit, B.Ox. 
-ABOUT  THIS POGO STICK + 
-Price: ​1,523/11/9t (incl. tax) +__About this pogo stick__: 
-Size: Single-seater,​ large pack-support,​ weight 4 Cwt., height 8 ft., tank capacity 10 gallons. + 
-Mechanised: Stepped cylinder 985 c.c., hydraulic storage direct fuel +  - Price: ​£1,523/11/9 1/2 (incl. tax) 
-ignition, exhaust-turbine driven helistabiliser. Fuel Consumption:​ 173 miles per gallon of distillate at average +  ​- ​Size: Single-seater,​ large pack-support,​ weight 4 1/2 Cwt., height 8 ft., tank capacity 10 gallons. 
-speed of 7.9 m.p.h. over a mountainous route. +  ​- ​Mechanised: Stepped cylinder 985 c.c., hydraulic storage direct fuel ignition, exhaust-turbine driven helistabiliser. 
-Max. speed: 15.2 m.p.h. at 15 strokes per minute. +  - Fuel Consumption:​ 173 miles per gallon of distillate at average speed of 7.9 m.p.h. over a mountainous route. 
-Test  poute: The mountainous 35 mileroute is from Wentworth Falls +  ​- ​Max. speed: 15.2 m.p.h. at 15 strokes per minute. 
-station via Kedumba Pass to Cox River, returning via Black Dog and Narrow Neck to Katoomba. + 
-The route includes road bashing, good tracks, river +__Test route__: The mountainous 35 mile route is from Wentworth Falls station via Kedumba Pass to Cox River, returning via Black Dog and Narrow Neck to Katoomba. The route includes road bashing, good tracks, river work, steep ridges, cliffs and swamp. 
-work, steep ridges, cliffs and swamp.- + 
-The new model S.B.W. pogo stick hasbeen ​completely redesigned and incorporates many new features. It is ruggedly constructed,​ has ample power and low fuel and oil consumption. Its impeccable handling qualities make it a delight to walk with; it is anticipate:​- ​that it will bring marathon walks within the range of non-active club members. +The new model S.B.W. pogo stick has been completely redesigned and incorporates many new features. It is ruggedly constructed,​ has ample power and low fuel and oil consumption. Its impeccable handling qualities make it a delight to walk with; it is anticipated ​that it will bring marathon walks within the range of non-active club members. 
-Starting  ​and running.: The new model incorporates a stepped piston, + 
-only the top portion being in use for starting and low-power running and idling. Starting is surprisingly easy for a Diesel Stick; an immediate response was obtained on the first jump from the overbridge at Wentworth Falls station, and the motor as warmed up and running at full power within 30 seconds.' ​The dual-diameter piston has practically eliminated ​he tooth-shaking "​Diesel knock" which was always experienced with earlier models when idling and running slowly, or downhill. The step scavenge valve lifter drops out automatically as the governor setting is increased, with an amazing surge of power and breathtaking acceleration. +__Starting ​and running__: The new model incorporates a stepped piston, only the top portion being in use for starting and low-power running and idling. Starting is surprisingly easy for a Diesel Stick; an immediate response was obtained on the first jump from the overbridge at Wentworth Falls station, and the motor was warmed up and running at full power within 30 seconds. The dual-diameter piston has practically eliminated ​the tooth-shaking "​Diesel knock" which was always experienced with earlier models when idling and running slowly, or downhill. The step scavenge valve lifter drops out automatically as the governor setting is increased, with an amazing surge of power and breathtaking acceleration. 
-Hill Climbilla: The large-capacity longstroke motor gives leaps of an unprecedented height at full throttle; ​Tarots ​ladders can be cleared at one bound. Black Dog was ascended at 10-12-9-13 strokes + 
-19, +__Hill Climbing__: The large-capacity longstroke motor gives leaps of an unprecedented height at full throttle; ​Taro'​s ​ladders can be cleared at one bound. Black Dog was ascended at 10-12-9-13 strokes per minute, and a higher speed could have been reached but for the loose stones. 
-per minute, and a higher speed could have been reached but for the loose stones. + 
-Touring Speeds: The full speed of 15.2 m.p.h. was easily reached on Narrow Neck, and the machine cannot be baulked on a narrow track by parties of fOot-walkers as its high leap enables it to clear them at a bound. +__Touring Speeds__: The full speed of 15.2 m.p.h. was easily reached on Narrow Neck, and the machine cannot be baulked on a narrow track by parties of foot-walkers as its high leap enables it to clear them at a bound. 
-Cornering ​and roadholding: The exhaust-turbine-driven helicopter blade not only increases fuel efficiency, but also greatly improves the stability of the machine, The sharp corners on Debert'​s Knob were taken at speed without any trace of squeal or roll, and the new oversize suction cup foot gripped on the Cox River boulders without any tendency to slide.. The danger of landing on a loose + 
-stone at speed must still be carefully watched. +__Cornering ​and roadholding__: The exhaust-turbine-driven helicopter blade not only increases fuel efficiency, but also greatly improves the stability of the machine, The sharp corners on Debert'​s Knob were taken at speed without any trace of squeal or roll, and the new oversize suction cup foot gripped on the Cox River boulders without any tendency to slide. The danger of landing on a loose stone at speed must still be carefully watched. 
-* + 
-Riding: The helistabiliser introduces a completely new conception of smooth,riding to the pogo walker. The machine descends lightly on to its oversize rubber foot, most of the compression being provided by internal buffer cylinders. There is absolutely no need to bind the walker'​s posterior with Sticking ​plaster as was usual with the old hobnailed ​modelsp ​nor in it nbbboparyft ​or 91mnseful, to have injections of local anaesthetic in the backside before +__Riding__: The helistabiliser introduces a completely new conception of smooth riding to the pogo walker. The machine descends lightly on to its oversize rubber foot, most of the compression being provided by internal buffer cylinders. There is absolutely no need to bind the walker'​s posterior with sticking ​plaster as was usual with the old hobnailed ​models, ​nor is it necessary, ​or even useful, to have injections of local anaesthetic in the backside before attempting a long road-bash. It is possible, however, that conservationists ​will stick to these methods, as the effect of the lifting blades on foliage overhead is rather drastic. 
-attempting a long road-bash. It is possible, however, that conserw: + 
-tionists ​will stick to these methods,.as the effect of the lifting blades on foliage overhead is rather drastic.+__Bodywork__: The packrack of earlier models has been replaced by a sturdy support for a pack on the rider'​s backThe makers were doubtless forced to make this alteration owing to the frequent accidents in which solo walkers fell from a moving machine and were left packless to starve in rugged country. 
-Bodywork: The packrack of earlier models has veen replaced by a + 
-sturdy support for a pack on the rider'​s backThe makers were doubtless forced to make this alteration owing to the frequent accidents in which solo walkers fell from a moving machine and were left packless to starve in rugged country. +The seat is richly upholstered in polyurethane sponge, and a small P.V.C. umbrella attachment can be used in case of rain. 
-The seat is richly upholstered in polyurethane sponge, and + 
-a small P.V.C. umbrella attachment can be used in case of rain. helistabilised +__Summary__: The S.B.W. ​helistabilised ​stick is a single-seater machine of revolutionary design, offering ​great comfort and having better manners than would be expected of a bushwalker. Its introduction will doubtless be opposed by conservationists because of its effect on overhead foliage; by the proprietors of the filling stations at Cloudmaker, Clear Hill, and Cedar Creek because of its enormously improved range (1,730 miles per tankful); and by the local manufacturers of alcohol and arilene injectors for petrol and diesel pogo sticks because of its elimination of knock. 
-SumEary.: The S.B.W./stick is a single-seater machine of + 
-revolutionary design, offering ​grekt comfort and having better manners than would be expected of a bushwalker. Its introduction will doubtless be opposed by conservationists because of its +---- 
-effect on overhead foliage; by the proprietors of the filling stations at Cloudmaker, Clear Hill, and Cedar Creek because of its + 
-enormously improved range (1,730 miles per tankful); and by the local manufacturers of alcohol and arilene injectors for petrol and diesel pogo sticks because of its elimination of knock. +=== Christmas Cheer Department=== 
-CHRISTMAS CHEER DEPARTMENT+ 
-MalcolmMcGregor is plastered. He got plastered on the 9th December and he intends to remain plastered for the next four weeks. Shame on ye, McGregor ​An Ex-President too! +Malcolm McGregor is plastered. He got plastered on the 9th December and he intends to remain plastered for the next four weeks. Shame on ye, McGregorAn Ex-President too! 
-QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF PADDY!!+ 
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 + 
 +===== Paddy Made. ===== 
 + 
 +=== quarter of a century of Paddy!! === 
 Paddy'​s first advertisement appeared in the Club's Magazine in 1931, and here it is 1956 and he's still going strong. Paddy'​s first advertisement appeared in the Club's Magazine in 1931, and here it is 1956 and he's still going strong.
-Try to imagine what those 25 years might have meant to bushwalking if there had been + 
-no Paddy. Who would have made our tents +Try to imagine what those 25 years might have meant to bushwalking if there had been no Paddy. Who would have made our tents and packs when we weren'​t clever enough to make them for ourselves? Who would have striven to reduce our camping gear to the ultimate of light weight efficiency? Why we might still be struggling round under 40 lb. week-end packs, and not knowing any better. As one of our New Zealanders has said, the main difference between bushwalkers in New Zealand and bushwalkers in Australia is that the former haven'​t a Paddy. 
-and packs when we weren'​t clever enough to + 
-make them for ourselves? Who would have +He has studied and catered for our needs over the past quarter of a century, and may he continue to do so for the next. Paddy is 'one of us'. 
-striven to reduce our camping gear to the ultimate of light weight efficiency? Why we might still be struggling round under 40 lb. week-end packs, and not knowing any better. As one of our New Zealanders has said, the main difference between bushwalkers in New Zealand and bushwalkers in Australia is that the former haven'​t a Paddy. + 
-He has studied and catered for our needs over the past quarter of a century, and +He was too punch-drunk with Christmas shoppers to have time to prepare an advt. for this issue, but to one and all of his Bushwalking friends he says, 
-may he continue to do so for the next. Paddy is 'one of us!+
-He was too punch-drunk with Christmas +
-shoppers to have time to prepare an advt0 +
-for this issue, but to one and all of his Bushwalking friends he says,+
 A Happy Christmas and New Year, and God bless you all. A Happy Christmas and New Year, and God bless you all.
-PADDY 13 LLIN 
-Lightweight Camp Gear 
-201CASTLEREACH St SYDNEY 
  
 +(Inserted by the Magazine staff)
 +
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear.
 +
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney.
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