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 A.G. Colley A.G. Colley
  
-The meeting commenced at 8.20 p.m. with the President, Brian Harvey, in the Chair, and about 30 members present. Apologies were received from Paul Barnes and Heather Joyce. The President extended a welcome to Jim Cuthbertson,​ a visitor from the Brisbane ​Bushwalkeres, and to Ron Knightley who has come back to live in Sydney and is looking forward to some walking.+The meeting commenced at 8.20 p.m. with the President, Brian Harvey, in the Chair, and about 30 members present. Apologies were received from Paul Barnes and Heather Joyce. The President extended a welcome to Jim Cuthbertson,​ a visitor from the Brisbane ​Bushwalkers, and to Ron Knightley who has come back to live in Sydney and is looking forward to some walking.
  
 Jack Gentle said he had been in touch with Ansett Airways. The Company was now prepared to go anywhere and Clubs were advised to get together if they wished to take advantage of the discount offers and discuss it with Mr. Brown, one of the Company officials. Jack Gentle said he had been in touch with Ansett Airways. The Company was now prepared to go anywhere and Clubs were advised to get together if they wished to take advantage of the discount offers and discuss it with Mr. Brown, one of the Company officials.
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 Unfortunately Peter could not came with us and so on Good Friday we set off from Perth in the Holden Utility with another interested couple. Lunch on a gravel road running between Porongorups and Stirling Ranges, then a quick look at Chester Pass which crosses the range through a low saddle. The range itself is spectacular and vaguely reminiscent of the Warrumbungle and McPherson Ranges - a low main range with violent upthrusts of decomposed quartzite dominated on the western end by Mt. Toolbrinup and the eastern end by Bluff Knoll and Ellen'​s Peak. Viewed from Chester Pass, Bluff Knoll looks like a cresting wave and this is probably its most spectacular aspect. From the south it merges with another two peaks and loses its individuality. The road to Cooper'​s farm was located and there ensued 16 miles of road which could well have been included in the Redex Trial. The height of the range in otherwise flat country makes distance deceptive and we were surprised to find from Mr. Cooper that it was 8 miles from the farm to the foot of the range. During our conversation we learned that the Knoll had been climbed first by his parents in the early twenties and he pointed out the route which they had taken as far as he could remember. There was a track in for 8 miles and another party had just gone in driving a 3-ton ex-army Blitz waggon. Unfortunately Peter could not came with us and so on Good Friday we set off from Perth in the Holden Utility with another interested couple. Lunch on a gravel road running between Porongorups and Stirling Ranges, then a quick look at Chester Pass which crosses the range through a low saddle. The range itself is spectacular and vaguely reminiscent of the Warrumbungle and McPherson Ranges - a low main range with violent upthrusts of decomposed quartzite dominated on the western end by Mt. Toolbrinup and the eastern end by Bluff Knoll and Ellen'​s Peak. Viewed from Chester Pass, Bluff Knoll looks like a cresting wave and this is probably its most spectacular aspect. From the south it merges with another two peaks and loses its individuality. The road to Cooper'​s farm was located and there ensued 16 miles of road which could well have been included in the Redex Trial. The height of the range in otherwise flat country makes distance deceptive and we were surprised to find from Mr. Cooper that it was 8 miles from the farm to the foot of the range. During our conversation we learned that the Knoll had been climbed first by his parents in the early twenties and he pointed out the route which they had taken as far as he could remember. There was a track in for 8 miles and another party had just gone in driving a 3-ton ex-army Blitz waggon.
  
-Asz it was getting late we decided to try the track and that last 8 miles took 1 1/4 hours, a few rude words, much pushing over scrub and bushes and a muffler for the utility before we reached the already established camp of the other four enthusiasts. They were YMCA chaps with a common love of walking, led by Peter Thorne who had started the whole thing as far as we were concerned. They had climbed the Knoll from the north side but had been beaten on another attempt from the south by inclement weather last year.+As it was getting late we decided to try the track and that last 8 miles took 1 1/4 hours, a few rude words, much pushing over scrub and bushes and a muffler for the utility before we reached the already established camp of the other four enthusiasts. They were YMCA chaps with a common love of walking, led by Peter Thorne who had started the whole thing as far as we were concerned. They had climbed the Knoll from the north side but had been beaten on another attempt from the south by inclement weather last year.
  
 As a matter of interest to web-footed walkers in Sydney, we had had one day's rain in 5 months up till Easter and consequently carried water with us, although there was a small creek running further up in the range. As a matter of interest to web-footed walkers in Sydney, we had had one day's rain in 5 months up till Easter and consequently carried water with us, although there was a small creek running further up in the range.
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   * Kanangra Walls: 30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)   * Kanangra Walls: 30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
-  * Perry'​s ​lookdown: 3/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)+  * Perry'​s ​Lookdown: 3/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
   * Jenolan State Forest: 20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)   * Jenolan State Forest: 20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
   * Carlon'​s Farm: 10/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)   * Carlon'​s Farm: 10/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
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   - A monthly walks programme report to be submitted to Committee and to the General Meeting each month. Contents - Details of the previous month'​s trips, including numbers attending, prospectives,​ any interesting details, and leader'​s or members'​ comments (possibly prospectives'​ comments). Also, if a walk did not go it is to be listed and reasons given.   - A monthly walks programme report to be submitted to Committee and to the General Meeting each month. Contents - Details of the previous month'​s trips, including numbers attending, prospectives,​ any interesting details, and leader'​s or members'​ comments (possibly prospectives'​ comments). Also, if a walk did not go it is to be listed and reasons given.
   - At every meeting the Walks Secretary or his deputy will announce the walks programmed for the following week-end, giving as many details as possible about each walk. The leader or his representative (a member who will be attending the walk, or the Walks Sec.) should be present on the Wednesday before his walk, so that prospectives will be able to meet the leader and any members who have indicated that they will be present.   - At every meeting the Walks Secretary or his deputy will announce the walks programmed for the following week-end, giving as many details as possible about each walk. The leader or his representative (a member who will be attending the walk, or the Walks Sec.) should be present on the Wednesday before his walk, so that prospectives will be able to meet the leader and any members who have indicated that they will be present.
-  - A walks committee to draw up a list of walks of __all__ types in __all__ localities. These trips to be recorded and as time progresses any details (transport, points of interest, side trips, etc.) will be added to each listed trip, so that a very comprehensive trip catalogue will be developed. Details contained in the catagogue ​to be published periodically in the magazine, and the same catalogue will be used in setting up future walks programmes.+  - A walks committee to draw up a list of walks of __all__ types in __all__ localities. These trips to be recorded and as time progresses any details (transport, points of interest, side trips, etc.) will be added to each listed trip, so that a very comprehensive trip catalogue will be developed. Details contained in the catalogue ​to be published periodically in the magazine, and the same catalogue will be used in setting up future walks programmes.
  
 Further details of the workings of the scheme will be submitted to members in due course. Further details of the workings of the scheme will be submitted to members in due course.
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 === Attention All Skiers. === === Attention All Skiers. ===
  
-We don't want to cast a hoodoo over our skiers just because Peter Stitt was unfortunate enough to break his leg up in the snow country, but hospital and ambulance expenses being what they are today, prospective skiers can obtain a policy to cover up to £100 Medical Expenses. This will give protection whilst on snow-covered ground ​anythere ​in the Commonwealth. You don't have to be actually skiing at the time - falling over in the snow and breaking your arm whilst wandering about is sufficient. And the price - __£1/8/3 per year__. The policy will not cover you whilst taking part in ski races, nor jumps. For further particulars contact Robinson & Mitchell Pty.Ltd., 26/30 Bridge St., Sydney, Insurance Brokers.+We don't want to cast a hoodoo over our skiers just because Peter Stitt was unfortunate enough to break his leg up in the snow country, but hospital and ambulance expenses being what they are today, prospective skiers can obtain a policy to cover up to £100 Medical Expenses. This will give protection whilst on snow-covered ground ​anywhere ​in the Commonwealth. You don't have to be actually skiing at the time - falling over in the snow and breaking your arm whilst wandering about is sufficient. And the price - __£1/8/3 per year__. The policy will not cover you whilst taking part in ski races, nor jumps. For further particulars contact Robinson & Mitchell Pty. Ltd., 26/30 Bridge St., Sydney, Insurance Brokers.
  
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 Waterfall, Saturday. Waterfall, Saturday.
  
-Hoping to stimulate Club membership I waited on the railway station this morning on the lookout for typical ​bushmalkers. Sighted Mr. W.F. Cosden, a sun-bronzed character with worn pack and boots, who appeared to be an experienced and ardent bushwalker and put a leading question. "You appear,"​ I said, "to be a lover of fresh air and exercise. Might I have your impression of bushwalking for publication in the S.B.W. Magazine?"​ "Fresh air and exercise be blowed!"​ replied Mr. COsden, "I am the President of the Anti-Taxation League. It is at week-ends, when a man relaxes to drink, smoke, have a bet or drive his car, that the depredations of the tax-gatherer are most insidious. In the bush I earn nothing and spend nothing, and so for two days a week I incur no taxation."​+Hoping to stimulate Club membership I waited on the railway station this morning on the lookout for typical ​bushwalkers. Sighted Mr. W.F. Cosden, a sun-bronzed character with worn pack and boots, who appeared to be an experienced and ardent bushwalker and put a leading question. "You appear,"​ I said, "to be a lover of fresh air and exercise. Might I have your impression of bushwalking for publication in the S.B.W. Magazine?"​ "Fresh air and exercise be blowed!"​ replied Mr. COsden, "I am the President of the Anti-Taxation League. It is at week-ends, when a man relaxes to drink, smoke, have a bet or drive his car, that the depredations of the tax-gatherer are most insidious. In the bush I earn nothing and spend nothing, and so for two days a week I incur no taxation."​
  
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 Bell, Thursday. Bell, Thursday.
  
-Manufacturerst ​specifications for this car are:+Manufacturers' ​specifications for this car are:
  
   * Length: 22 feet   * Length: 22 feet
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 +===== Bang!!! =====
  
-BANGUI +=== A Report of the Sydney Bush Talkers' ​Monthly General Meeting. === 
-LE222:rt Vrke Syda2y_By.fh ​Talkers+ 
-Monthly General Meeting- Geof +- Geof Wagg. 
-Now every Wenfsdfy ​night or so we '​as ​aGeneral ​Meeting, + 
-An' all the Talkers gather roun' an' give their zums a beatin'​. Well, usyully its pretty safe - just Conservation stuff, +Now every Wen'​sd'​y ​night or so we '​as ​a General ​Meeting,\\ 
-An' "Those in favour please say Aye," ​anA all that kind of gaff, But this last meetinf ​took a turn fat lei'me fair unfurled - Into our carefree walkin'​ works a spanner 'as been hurled. +An' all the Talkers gather roun' an' give their gums a beatin'​.\\ 
-The Talkers, as it fappened, coulda took no better cue +Well, usyully its pretty safe - just Conservation stuff,\\ 
-!Cos lots of Walkers was away at Bet Swain'​s ​Weddinf ​do; +An' "Those in favour please say Aye," ​an' ​all that kind of guff,\\ 
-An' that's why, when we entered, the tole 'all seemed sort of Tuehed ​Annothin'​ like the Club at all - a bit like laughter crushed So we feels a mite uneasy, but we're 'ardly in our seat +But this last meetin' ​took a turn 'at lef' ​me fair unfurled -\\ 
-When Frank Ashcan moves a motion ​tat we feels we must defeat. +Into our carefree walkin'​ works a spanner 'as been hurled. 
-Seems the Coast and Mountain Talkers puts the word on Federation An' complains: "that its Reunion is a source of consternation From the Tooligan befaviour ​of a mob ogirls and boys + 
-foo lets down tents an!, bangs on tins an' makes a lot of noise" An' they say because o' this the Fed. Reunion'​s 'ad it's chips Anthey moves to put the kybosh on these get-together ​trip30 +The Talkers, as it '​appened, coulda took no better cue\\ 
-Frank moves we gets our delegates to vote Reunions out +'Cos lots o' ​Walkers was away at Bet Swain'​s ​Weddin' ​do;\\ 
-"'​Cos it's no good favinf ​them," 'e says, "​if ​fooligans wt11 shout." ​Ant Jack Wren says, "The trouble is these blokes can'​t ​fold their +An' that's why, when we entered, the '​ole ​'all seemed sort of '​ushed\\ 
-liquor"​ +An' ​nothin'​ like the Club at all - a bit like laughter crushed.\\ 
-Because they aren't all quite like fim when they gets on the shikker. Frank Young fe says 'reckons ​fat Reunions is all right,+So we feels a mite uneasy, but we're 'ardly in our seat\\ 
 +When Frank Ashcan moves a motion ​'​at ​we feels we must defeat. 
 + 
 +Seems the Coast and Mountain Talkers puts the word on Federation\\ 
 +An' complains: "that its Reunion is a source of consternation\\ 
 +From the '​ooligan be'​aviour ​of a mob o' ​girls and boys\\ 
 +'​oo ​lets down tents an' ​bangs on tins an' makes a lot of noise"\\ 
 +An' they say because o' this the Fed. Reunion'​s 'ad it's chips\\ 
 +An' ​they moves to put the kybosh on these get-together ​trips. 
 + 
 +Frank moves we gets our delegates to vote Reunions out\\ 
 +"'​Cos it's no good '​avin' ​them," 'e says, "​if ​'​ooligans __wi11__ ​shout."​\\ 
 +An' ​Jack Wren says, "The trouble is these blokes can'​t ​'​old ​their liquor"​\\ 
 +Because they aren't all quite like '​im ​when they gets on the shikker.\\ 
 +Frank Young '​e ​says 'reckons ​'​at ​Reunions is all right,\\
 An' lots uv other people adds their voices to the fight. An' lots uv other people adds their voices to the fight.
-An' Snow Brown says 'isn't sure if fe's in order 'era+ 
-But fe thinks they 'old Reunions at the wrong time of the -year. So the President informs ​Tim, with a glare right down the Tall, "​If ​te don't speak to the motion then to shouldn'​t speak at all I" Then Frank Ashcan in !is summinf ​up says everything again, +An' Snow Brown says 'isn't sure if 'e's in order 'ere,\\ 
-Yet when at last we gets a vote '​is ​jawrinf ​seems in vain For it's "​thumbs down" on 'is motion - this Reunion enjoys Too good a reputation to be finished by a noises +But '​e ​thinks they 'old Reunions at the wrong time of the year.\\ 
-Then the President ​le starts up, 'an he lays us in the aisles - When we 'ears is propasiL3hun ​y' could 'ear us roar for miles, Because 'e says 'at, in the old days, when the club was just a squirt On trips y'as task th' leader before ​yf doffs yshirt. Then the leader ​/as to think it out, an' answer yes or no, An! Te says, in 'is opinion, "fat's too good a rule to soPt +So the President informs ​'im, with a glare right down the 'all,\\ 
-Not many takes Tim serious - they all laughs, anyway - But Frank Ashcan recons ​anylow !Gill up an lave a say. +"​If ​'​e ​don't speak to the motion then to shouldn'​t speak at all!"\\ 
-So fo 'olds forth far a while until the Pres. says, as a notion ​fe might just collect 'is sentiments ​!an frame 'em as a motion. +Then Frank Ashcan in 'is summin' ​up says everything again,\\ 
-"Good-ohs" says Frank, "alal '​opin'​ that there'​s no-one'​s feelins 'urt I move we leaves the big decision to thremover of thshirt."​ Then we 'ears a few more speakers ​ant the motion'​s moved with thanks, An' it's the fIrst time !at I knows of !at I've raised me !and with +Yet when at last we gets a vote '​is ​jawrin' ​seems in vain\\ 
-Frank'​s. +For it's "​thumbs down" on 'is motion - this Reunion enjoys\\ 
-Well, there'​s silence for a moment while the Talkers gets their bratl, Then Alex Colley'​s on !is feet andoinus to death. +Too good a reputation to be finished by a noise1 
-It seems as !ow !e doesn'​t like the way committee'​s ​tuadin' Out donations to th' Bushwakkers with reckerless abandon + 
-An! te says, in !is opinion, "​the ​tole system is unsound,"​ An' ​le wants tl sec us "​puttinit upon so= safer ground."​ +Then the President ​'​e ​starts up, 'an he lays us in the aisles -\\ 
-So moves :at to accomplish this an' save our finance ​fleetinl ​We itinise ​accounts for payment at every General Meetin'​. Someone moves a slight amendment on the form !at it should take, Anthis lot is just sinkinin then, rigt into the break Frank Ashcan ​Tops - of jaw 'e never seems to feel a dearth - An'e gives us !is opinions fer what they may be worth. An re tells us 'at it'​s ​sumpthint le could never underatand Why the Bushwakkers don't just get paid like any other band. +When we 'ears is propasishun ​y' could 'ear us roar for miles,\\ 
-Then Jim Brown To louts 'is spoke in; with the feclin's gettin'​ warm fe says !at la's aginthe thing in any shape or form, +Because 'e says 'at, in the old days, when the club was just a squirt,\\ 
-Anexplains tMr. Ashcan, ​Which I s'pose is very kind, +On trips y' ​'as t' ​ask th' leader before ​y' ​doffs y' ​shirt.\\ 
-But I still doubt if he'll see it far yknow, "​there'​s none mblindcThere's a few more verbal ​salliessthen ​we puts it tthe vote, Anwe beats its so it seems we've got our troubles by the throat. +Then the leader ​'as to think it out, an' answer yes or no,\\ 
-We relaxes while the Walks Sec. gets the meetinon !is back; +An' '​e ​says, in 'is opinion, "'at's too good a rule to go!" 
-Seems !is programme'​s 4 weeks overdue - le must be gettinslack. The President frowns down at lim says, "Come clean, me lad, Antell us what's become uv it - the truth can't be so bad As this hinfernal ​wait in' for the darned thing to qppearll" But the culprit ​!e just stands up anstops to scratch 'is ear; + 
-An! !e clears ​!is throat, an! Iums an! alas, ansays, "Er - I dunno",​ Then the Pres. 7e thumps the table with a great resounding blow An' says, "Cor strike me IansomeJ ​Blow me down an! spare me day Li" While theSecretary ​says, "Oh dear;" an' "Cor, strike me bloody ​loora.7' At which the Walks Sec., loo's subsided, sinks downlover ​in 7j seat, But Mister Robert Abernethy scrambles to 'is feet.  +Not many takes '​im ​serious - they all laughs, anyway -\\ 
-'arc's a bloke loos if just talkincould insure yer right t! fames Then mighty gales uv 'is own breath would echo with 'is name. But sad it is frum deeds alone y' gets yer earthly praise - +But Frank Ashcan recons ​any'ow '​e'​ll ​up an '​ave ​a say.\\ 
-le's raised no 'and to 'alp the Club in all !is walkindays. Yet !ere 70 sees 'is duty plain an' moves a motion short: "Next month the Walks Sec. should produce a co!erunt report On where the programme is, tget it overdue so far" - Perlaps ​it's so much overdue we'll call the S. & R. +So '​e ​'olds forth fer a while until the Pres. says, as a notion\\ 
-Well, no one wants to argue - those in favour all say "​Um."​ The meetint ​seems to fizzle out - bids fair to end our fun When Old Jack Wren, that bitter ​mans decides to make a stand:In the name a' "Law anOrder" all our freedom must be bannedJ +'​e ​might just collect 'is sentiments ​'an frame 'em as a motion. 
-20. + 
-But it wasn't just is sentimonts tat'​rocked us to the core, 'Cause some ot what le says is true - none would admit it more. 'E says ie sees the tables in the '031 now lave supports ​Ant we didilt ?am; ,a:6=o what we didn't ought, Or kick tern over during leckchers an smash tern all tt bits- Wells we still thinks this part funny, ​ant Snow ant me's in fits. +"Good-oh," says Frank, "an' ​'​opin'​ that there'​s no-one'​s feelins 'urt\\ 
-Ant yet, we wou]dlitt ,​J2rtue ​like at what ie Flaid vls t72.1,1- Except ​-0 say we oftHp 6iinb tt P;it th+I move we leaves the big decision to th' ​remover of th' ​shirt."​\\ 
-An' it's not us too sfLtsfl watc7iuc; hinter:,​7,,​to ​the z!how +Then we 'ears a few more speakers ​an' ​the motion'​s moved with thanks,\\ 
-But same other cove too creeps in late ant sends fr +An' it's the first time 'at I knows of 'at I've raised me 'and with Frank'​s. 
-Still, ​we don't mind, because we feels tat we the rub; But theR-te ​glares at Snow an' sez tat we're in a dolt' ​ club + 
-fat's a bit rough on Snow," I thinks. 1,),It Jack -_,ohs vory grave ant soz 'at we're an adult club'ant so we should ​r ohave +Well, there'​s silence for a moment while the Talkers gets their breath,\\ 
-Like grown-ups do; (which ​meanS, I stposemot u7 the TLAs kids On'y jist a bit more vicious - NO! We won'​t ​de that far quids) But le says we gotta mend our ways or git our 'at an coat - Well, yt know tow ultimatums ​seam tt get sortie ​people'​s goat - The Walks Sec. le gets toppinl ​mad an' says, "Yt can't do that 'cause Walkers won't be bullied, an' I can tell yer flat 'at all yer plans '11 COMB to nort!Frank Ashcan, like a flash, +Then Alex Colley'​s on 'is feet an' ​doin' ​us to death.\\ 
-le snatches up the gauntlet an' ​te cries, "​Let'​s ​lave a bash Ant show these cheeky ​youngtuns ​we can keep 'em neath our +It seems as 'ow 'e doesn'​t like the way committee'​s 'andin'​\\ 
-But blessed are the peacemakers,​ an' thus Up pips Frank 7oL:r. +Out donations to th' Bushwakkers with reckerless abandon\\ 
-too says that now they'​re mended, ​ptraps ​they won't fall down no more But Jack Wren, the old pessamists ​says, "Yes they will, fer sure!" So when we 'as a vote on it, the motion wins the day, +An' '​e ​says, in 'is opinion, "​the ​'​ole ​system is unsound,"​\\ 
-With which the meetint ​closes ​ant we goes our merry way. +An' ​'​e ​wants t' see us "​puttin' ​it upon some safer ground."​ 
-Only.....we don't feel so merry, 'cause it seams there'​s + 
-wrong,.. There'​s ​Therels ​a motion on the Minute ​book 'at doesn'​t quite belong +So moves 'at to accomplish this an' save our finance ​fleetin'​\\ 
-An' I seem to see tem shapint allour.Walkers to a mould +We itimise ​accounts for payment at every General Meetin'​.\\ 
--Until they looks jist like poor Jack, as sour...ant crabbedmani ​old. Imagine cramping all Stitt'​s power into that foreshortened ​Style, Or masking Garth'​s endearing grin behind that hitter ​smile - Or Dots or Snows or Put, or Stan - there 'as tf be a noisel ​The Clubld ​be jist.like a tomb without them kind el boy51 +Someone moves a slight amendment on the form 'at it should take,\\ 
-That's why it seems a big mistake. ..What are the?- th4.nktrt ​uv? Because,​it'​s like Tom Moppett says, "​Bushwalkers won'​t ​,be,druvIl +An' ​this lot is just sinkin' ​in then, right into the break\\ 
-FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS+Frank Ashcan ​'​ops ​- of jaw 'e never seems to feel a dearth -\\ 
-Wed. June 20th GREECh ​'Talk and pictures by Peter Antoniades. +An' ​'e gives us 'is opinions fer what they may be worth.\\ 
-Wed. June 27th ELLCK-AND-IITITE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION ER:MEMyAlKs PROGRAMME +An '​e ​tells us 'at it'​s ​sumpthin'​ '​e ​could never underatand\\ 
-13/14/15th July Frank Rigby - read Frank Young +Why the Bushwakkers don't just get paid like any other band. 
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-THE WEDDING OF BETTY SWAIN _TO PETER ARMSTRONG+Then Jim Brown 'e puts __'​is__ ​spoke in; with the feelin's gettin'​ warm\\ 
 +'​e ​says 'at 'e's agin' ​the thing in any shape or form,\\ 
 +An' ​explains t' ​Mr. Ashcan, ​which I s'pose is very kind,\\ 
 +But I still doubt if he'll see it fer y' ​know, "​there'​s none so blind."​\\ 
 +There's a few more verbal ​sallies, then we puts it t' ​the vote,\\ 
 +An' ​we beats it, so it seems we've got our troubles by the throat. 
 + 
 +We relaxes while the Walks Sec. gets the meetin' ​on 'is back;\\ 
 +Seems 'is programme'​s 4 weeks overdue - '​e ​must be gettin' ​slack.\\ 
 +The President frowns down at 'im an' ​says, "Come clean, me lad,\\ 
 +An' ​tell us what's become uv it - the truth can't be so bad\\ 
 +As this hinfernal ​waitin' for the darned thing to appear!!"\\ 
 +But the culprit ​'e just stands up an' ​stops to scratch 'is ear; 
 + 
 +An' 'e clears ​'is throat, an! '​ums ​an' ahs, an' ​says, "Er - I dunno",​\\ 
 +Then the Pres. '​e ​thumps the table with a great resounding blow\\ 
 +An' says, "Cor strike me '​ansome! ​Blow me down an! spare me day!!"\\ 
 +While the Secretary ​says, "Oh dear!" an' "Cor, strike me bloody 'ooray"​ 
 +At which the Walks Sec., 'oo's subsided, sinks down lower in '​is ​seat,\\ 
 +But Mister Robert Abernethy scrambles to 'is feet.  
 + 
 +'ere's a bloke '​oo, ​if just talkin' ​could insure yer right t' fame,\\ 
 +Then mighty gales uv 'is own breath would echo with 'is name.\\ 
 +But sad it is frum deeds alone y' gets yer earthly praise -\\ 
 +'e's raised no 'and to 'elp the Club in all 'is walkin' ​days.\\ 
 +Yet 'ere '​e ​sees 'is duty plain an' moves a motion short:\\ 
 +"Next month the Walks Sec. should produce a co'erunt report\\ 
 +On where the programme is, t' ​get it overdue so far" -\\ 
 +Per'​aps ​it's so much overdue we'll call the S. & R. 
 + 
 +Well, no one wants to argue - those in favour all say "​Um."​\\ 
 +The meetin' ​seems to fizzle out - bids fair to end our fun\\ 
 +When Old Jack Wren, that bitter ​man, decides to make a stand:\\ 
 +In the name o' "Law an' ​Order" all our freedom must be banned! 
 + 
 +But it wasn't just 'is sentiments ​'at rocked us to the core,\\ 
 +'Cause some o' ​what '​e ​says is true - none would admit it more.\\ 
 +'E says '​e ​sees the tables in the 'all now '​ave ​supports\\ 
 +An' ​we didn't oughta sit on 'em'​at'​s ​what we didn't ought,\\ 
 +Or kick '​em ​over during leckchers an' ​smash '​em ​all t' ​bits-\\ 
 +Well, we still thinks this part funny, ​an' ​Snow an' ​me's in fits. 
 + 
 +An' ​yet, we wouldn'​t argue like 'at what 'e said was true,\\ 
 +Except ​t' ​say we often 'as t' climb t' git the view. 
 +An' it's not __us__ 'oo sits an' watches 'at hinterrupts ​the show\\ 
 +But some other cove '​oo ​creeps in late an' ​sends 'em fer a row. 
 +Still, ​__we__ ​don't mind, because we feels '​at ​we can stand the rub;\\ 
 +But then '​e ​glares at Snow an' sez '​at ​we're in a dolt' club. 
 + 
 +"'​at's a bit rough on Snow," I thinks, ​but Jack looks very grave\\ 
 +An' sez 'at we're an adult club an' so we should ​behave\\ 
 +Like grown-ups do; (which ​means, I s'posemost uv the time like kids\\ 
 +On'y jist a bit more vicious - NO! We won'​t ​do that fer quids!)\\ 
 +But '​e ​says we gotta mend our ways or git our 'at an' ​coat -\\ 
 +Well, y' ​know '​ow ​ultimatums ​seem t' ​get some people'​s goat -\\ 
 +The Walks Sec. '​e ​gets '​oppin' ​mad an' says, "Y' ​can't do that!\\ 
 +'cause Walkers won't be bullied, an' I can tell yer flat\\ 
 +'at all yer plans 'll come to nort!" ​Frank Ashcan, like a flash,\\ 
 +'​e ​snatches up the gauntlet an' ​'​e ​cries, "​Let'​s ​'​ave ​a bash\\ 
 +An' ​show these cheeky ​young'​uns ​we can keep 'em neath our thumb!"​\\ 
 +But blessed are the peacemakers,​ an' thus up pipes Frank Young\\ 
 +'​oo ​says that now they'​re mended, ​p'​raps ​they won't fall down no more,\\ 
 +But Jack Wren, the old pessamist, ​says, "Yes they will, fer sure!"\\ 
 +So when we 'as a vote on it, the motion wins the day,\\ 
 +With which the meetin' ​closes ​an' ​we goes our merry way. 
 + 
 +Only..... we don't feel so merry, 'cause it seems there'​s ​somthin' ​wrong...\\ 
 +There'​s a motion on the minute ​book 'at doesn'​t quite belong.....\\ 
 +An' I seem to see 'em shapin'​ all our Walkers to a mould\\ 
 +Until they looks jist like poor Jack, as sour... ​an' crabbed... an' ​old.\\ 
 +Imagine cramping all Stitt'​s power into that foreshortened ​style,\\ 
 +Or masking Garth'​s endearing grin behind that bitter ​smile -\\ 
 +Or Dot, or Snow, or Putt, or Stan - there __'​as__ t' be a noise!\\ 
 +The Club'​d ​be jist like a tomb without them kind o' boys! 
 + 
 +That's why it seems a big mistake.... What are they thinkin' ​uv?\\ 
 +Because, it's like Tom Moppett says, "​Bushwalkers won't be __druv__!! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Forthcoming Social Events=== 
 + 
 +Wed. June 20th: Greece ​- Talk and pictures by Peter Antoniades. 
 + 
 +Wed. June 27th: Black-and-white Photographic Competition. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== ErrataWalks Programme=== 
 + 
 +13/14/15th JulyFrank Rigby - read Frank Young. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== The Wedding Of Betty Swain To Peter Armstrong===== 
 - Dot Butler - Dot Butler
-The trouble was my mind was straying and I was carried on past Vaucluse before I woke up to where I was and leapt out of the bus. The church bells had stopped ringing as I came chasing back through the windy blue darkness along the shadowy serpentine above the bay. There rose the dark pile of stones that was St.Michaells, a gleam of soft yellow light at the entrance. I crushed my hat on to my head, shook my skirt straight, took a deep breath and stepped ​inside.+ 
 +The trouble was my mind was straying and I was carried on past Vaucluse before I woke up to where I was and leapt out of the bus. The church bells had stopped ringing as I came chasing back through the windy blue darkness along the shadowy serpentine above the bay. There rose the dark pile of stones that was St. Michael'​s, a gleam of soft yellow light at the entrance. I crushed my hat on to my head, shook my skirt straight, took a deep breath and stepped inside. 
 And suddenly there was silence. And suddenly there was silence.
-Outside the wind might call, the lights glare, ​thstraffic ​rush past, but in here all was still. I slipped into a place amongst the small gathering of well-loved friends who had come to see Betty and Peter start out on their new life. + 
-Down there in front was a pink-petalled bridesmaid and a little flower girl, and over there the earnest serious profile ​ff thsbest maA - gleaming white collar and one lavender glove holding a drooping other...(Gee,​ Garth, how short while ago we saw you daagling ​half naked on the end of a rope half-way down a precipice, a world remove, ​from this solemn splendour of spotless suit, clean white collar ​ard the sartorial magnificence of lavender gloves). +Outside the wind might call, the lights glare, ​the traffic ​rush past, but in here all was still. I slipped into a place amongst the small gathering of well-loved friends who had come to see Betty and Peter start out on their new life. 
-The two young people were kneeling high up in front. The priest'​s voice pulsated in a low monotone through ​taesoftly-lit hush like the sound of bees in a cave buzzing through a contented afternoon + 
-'And then the book, mad I didn't here, I felt, was their first steps through green, pie up sUnkissed,​rugge road-bash,,​oo...voice had Stopped are. they had gone out to sign the regret having missed all the preliminaries ​becaue. ​the core of the matter - two young folk taking together on the long walk through life, whether ​as ant valleys, down leaping, laughing waterways, ​ridges, or bearing patiently the long monotonous +Down there in front was a pink-petalled bridesmaid and a little flower girl, and over there the earnest serious profile ​of the best man - gleaming white collar and one lavender glove holding a drooping other... (Gee, Garth, how short while ago we saw you dangling ​half naked on the end of a rope half-way down a precipice, a world removed ​from this solemn splendour of spotless suit, clean white collar ​and the sartorial magnificence of lavender gloves). 
-"​It'​s we two, it's we two for aye, + 
-All the world and we two, end Heaven be our stay. +The two young people were kneeling high up in front. The priest'​s voice pulsated in a low monotone through ​the softly-lit hush like the sound of bees in a cave buzzing through a contented afternoon
-What's the world, my lass, my love; what can it do? I an thine and thou art mine; life is fresh and new. + 
-Take a kiss from me, my lass - Now the song begins... Life was made afresh for us and the brave heart wins. +And then the voice stopped and they had gone out to sign the book, and I didn'​t ​regret having missed all the preliminaries ​because here, I felt, was the core of the matter - two you folk taking ​their first steps together on the long walk through life, whether ​through green, pleasant ​valleys, down leaping, laughing waterways, ​up sunkissed, rugged ​ridges, or bearing patiently the long monotonous ​road-bash..... 
-If the darker days should come when no sun will shine Thou wilt dry my tears, my lass, end I'll dry thinIt's we two, it's we two, While the world'​s away, Hand in hand together, lass, on our wedding day."​ + 
-1 +"​It'​s we two, it's we two for aye,\\ 
-P7Z. +All the world and we two, and Heaven be our stay. 
-A h + 
-II +What's the world, my lass, my love; what can it do?\\ 
-PI +am thine and thou art mine; life is fresh and new. 
-MORE ABOUT + 
-From Jamberoo ​ftwas Peter 7vrcte, "I want a collar for the +Take a kiss from me, my lass - Now the song begins...\\ 
-No, not the nanny, ​donft b rLly; I want a strong one for the billy. 30 inches is the fit, +Life was made afresh for us and the brave heart wins. 
-Above all else it must have VV0I.T + 
-It must have W.I.T. '​cause ​he7s so strong It must be 30 inches long. +If the darker days should come when no sun will shine\\ 
-Mind you see it Ts just the ticket Because it has to hold Ben Rickett."​ +Thou wilt dry my tears, my lass, and I'll dry thine. 
-The collar was made stout and strong And it was 30 inches long... + 
-Strong enough to hold a steer +It's we two, it's we two, While the world'​s away,\\ 
-But Ben looked at it with a sneer. "How dare they hold me back in chains When love is surging through my volnsl" A mighty heave - It cane away And Ben' ​was loose to love and play. l',​11 ​lack-a-day, Oh what a pits+Hand in hand together, lass, on our wedding day."​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Paddy Made. ===== 
 + 
 +=== More About W.I.T. === 
 + 
 +From Jamberoo ​'​twas ​Peter wrote,\\ 
 +"I want a collar for the goat;\\ 
 +No, not the nanny, ​don't be silly;\\ 
 +I want a strong one for the billy.\\ 
 +30 inches is the fit,\\ 
 +Above all else it must have W.I.T\\ 
 +It must have W.I.T. '​cause ​he'​s ​so strong,\\ 
 +It must be 30 inches long.\\ 
 +Mind you see it'​s ​just the ticket\\ 
 +Because it has to hold Ben Rickett."​ 
 + 
 +The collar was made stout and strong\\ 
 +And it was 30 inches long...\\ 
 +Strong enough to hold a steer\\ 
 +But Ben looked at it with a sneer.\\ 
 +"How dare they hold me back in chains\\ 
 +When love is surging through my veins!"\\ 
 +A mighty heave - It came away\\ 
 +And Ben was loose to love and play.\\ 
 +Ah lack-a-day, Oh what a pit!\\
 The collar just did not have W.I.T. The collar just did not have W.I.T.
-"​I'​ll not be thwarted,"​ Paddy cried, 4 chap fs not beaten till he f s tried:"​ A double collar now adorns 
-Ben Rickett fs neck behind t he horns, And this the secret is, to wit, 
-If aught proves weak we strengthen It: 
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 +"​I'​ll not be thwarted,"​ Paddy cried,\\
 +A chap's not beaten till he's tried!"​\\
 +A __double__ collar now adorns\\
 +Ben Rickett'​s neck behind the horns,\\
 +And this the secret is, to wit,
 +__If aught proves weak we strengthen it__!
 +
 +W.I.T. = What It Takes - the built-in ingredient of Paddy-Made Camp Gear.
 +
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 +
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 +
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