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 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​ THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER ​
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O. Sydney. ​'Phone: JW1462.+ 
 +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers, C/- Ingersoll Hall, 256 Crown St., Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O. Sydney. Phone: JW1462. 
 265 DECEMBER, 1956. Price 9d. 265 DECEMBER, 1956. Price 9d.
-Editor: Dot Butler, Boundary Rd., Sales & Subs, :Jess Martin + 
-Wahroonga (JW2208) ​Typed by: Dot Butler +Editor: Dot Butler, Boundary Rd.,Wahroonga (JW2208) 
-Business Manager: Jack Gentle Reproduction:​ Jess Martin +Sales & Subs, :Jess Martin 
-. +Typed by: Dot Butler 
-CONTENTS ​Page+Business Manager: Jack Gentle ​ 
 +Reproduction:​ Jess Martin 
 + 
 +CONTENTS 
 An S.B.W. SNOW HUT AT KOSCIUSKO - Dot Butler 1 An S.B.W. SNOW HUT AT KOSCIUSKO - Dot Butler 1
 At Our November Meeting - Alex Colley .3 At Our November Meeting - Alex Colley .3
 Siedlecky'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) 3 Siedlecky'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) 3
 "Far from the Madding Crowd" - Taro 4 "Far from the Madding Crowd" - Taro 4
-Ha swells ​Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) 5+Hatswells ​Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) 5
 Walks Report for October 1956 - Malcolm McGregor 6 Walks Report for October 1956 - Malcolm McGregor 6
 The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advt.) 7 The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advt.) 7
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 Conservation Report - Tom Moppett (Conservation Sec.) 18 Conservation Report - Tom Moppett (Conservation Sec.) 18
 "Pity Poor Paddy" (Paddy'​s Advt.) 20 "Pity Poor Paddy" (Paddy'​s Advt.) 20
-AN "​S.B.W."​ SNOW HUT. AT KOSCIUSKO. + 
--D,B. + 
-Many times over the years the matter of a hut of our own at Kosciusko has come up for discussion, and the subject has been +AN "​S.B.W."​ SNOW HUT. AT KOSCIUSKO. 
-received and debated and thrashed out with varying degrees of enthusiasm, but out latest effort to aquire this much-needed asset is +-D.B. 
-probably going to prove successful. The reasons for this optimism are as under:-+ 
 +Many times over the years the matter of a hut of our own at Kosciusko has come up for discussion, and the subject has been received and debated and thrashed out with varying degrees of enthusiasm, but out latest effort to aquire this much-needed asset is probably going to prove successful. The reasons for this optimism are as under:-
 I. We already have a hut selected. Last year the Snowy Mt. Authority advertised for sale and removal various huts which had .completed their term of usefulness to the Snowy project. At a. Gen. Meeting Dave Brown moved that we write for particulars,​ and a letter I. We already have a hut selected. Last year the Snowy Mt. Authority advertised for sale and removal various huts which had .completed their term of usefulness to the Snowy project. At a. Gen. Meeting Dave Brown moved that we write for particulars,​ and a letter
 which we eventually received told us there were several huts avail- which we eventually received told us there were several huts avail-
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 A Committee, consisting of: Alex Colley, Neil Monteith, Peter Stitt, Stan Madden, Bob Duncan and Olohn Scott, has been appointed to go further into the matter when details as to cost of foundations,​ transport of materials, hut fittings, selection of site, etc., etc., A Committee, consisting of: Alex Colley, Neil Monteith, Peter Stitt, Stan Madden, Bob Duncan and Olohn Scott, has been appointed to go further into the matter when details as to cost of foundations,​ transport of materials, hut fittings, selection of site, etc., etc.,
 will be thrashed out, and report back to next General Meeting. will be thrashed out, and report back to next General Meeting.
 +
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 EVERYONE, OLD AND NEW MEMBERS ALIKE, ARE PARTICULARLY ASKED TO COME ALONG TO NEXT GENERAL MEETING, (Wed. 12th Dec.) FOR THE SHEER PLEASURE OF BEING PRESENT AT THE BIRTH OF THIS NEW OFFSPRING OF THE S.B.W., AND ALSO TO GIVE YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO ARE DEVOTING THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO FOSTER ITS GROWTH. EVERYONE, OLD AND NEW MEMBERS ALIKE, ARE PARTICULARLY ASKED TO COME ALONG TO NEXT GENERAL MEETING, (Wed. 12th Dec.) FOR THE SHEER PLEASURE OF BEING PRESENT AT THE BIRTH OF THIS NEW OFFSPRING OF THE S.B.W., AND ALSO TO GIVE YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO ARE DEVOTING THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO FOSTER ITS GROWTH.
-IMPORTANT ​ TRANSPORT NOTICE ​ BUSHWALKERS REQUIRING TRANSPORT FROM BLACKHEATH + 
-ANY HOUR, RING, WRITE or CALL   +
-SIEDLECKYfS TAXI & TOURIST SERVICE  +
-116 STATION STREET, BLACKHEATH ​ 24 HOUR SERVICE  +
-BUSHWALKERS arriving late at night without transport booking can ring for car from Railway Station, or call at above address - IT'S NEVER TOO LATE. +
-'​Phone:​ B'​Heath 8. or Sydney No. LU3563 after hours or MA3467 +
-FARES: KANANGRA WALLS +
-PERRY'​S LOOKDOWN +
-JENOLAN STATE FOREST +
-CARLON'​S FARM +
-30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) +
-I' ft ft It +
-20/ ft ft ff ft +
-If ft +
-LOOK FOR T.C. 3210 or PACKHARD T.V.270+
 AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING ​ AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING ​
 - A.G. Colley. - A.G. Colley.
 +
 The meeting opened at 8.25 with the President in the Chair and about 36 members present. A welcome was extended to two new members - Alan Round and Brian McLoughlin. The meeting opened at 8.25 with the President in the Chair and about 36 members present. A welcome was extended to two new members - Alan Round and Brian McLoughlin.
-The principal business of the evening was conservation. Tom Moppett drew attention to the serious bush fire risk and asked for names of those willing to join patrols in National Park at weeki.oends ​or to help fight fires during the evening or at week-ends+ 
-Tom's proposal that we should approve of the establishment of a State Forest at Erskine Creek was endorsed by the meeting on the grounds that our approval would help to create goodwill. +The principal business of the evening was conservation. Tom Moppett drew attention to the serious bush fire risk and asked for names of those willing to join patrols in National Park at weekends ​or to help fight fires during the evening or at weekends
-The proposal to establish a National Parks Assn. in Sydney was also endorsed. (See Page 18 for further details).+  
 +Tom's proposal that we should approve of the establishment of a State Forest at Erskine Creek was endorsed by the meeting on the grounds that our approval would help to create goodwill. The proposal to establish a National Parks Assn.in Sydney was also endorsed. (See Page 18 for further details). 
 The remainder of the meeting was occupied by a discussion initiated by Frank Ashdown as to whether or not an orbituary notice should appear in the magazine when a member died. His motion that they should appear was defeated, thus leaving the matter to the discretion of the Editor. The remainder of the meeting was occupied by a discussion initiated by Frank Ashdown as to whether or not an orbituary notice should appear in the magazine when a member died. His motion that they should appear was defeated, thus leaving the matter to the discretion of the Editor.
-4.- + 
-"FAR FROM THEMADDING ​CROWD"+ 
 +"FAR FROM THE MADDING ​CROWD"
 - Taro. - Taro.
-Sunday 11th at 5 a.m was sheer perfection. Every mound from Jellore round to Kurrajong was standing clear - inviting. What a day for walkingi ​The Programme showed an'interesting and familiar run led by Brian Harvey (Lilyvale-Era-Waterfall). Now+ 
 +Sunday 11th at 5 a.m was sheer perfection. Every mound from Jellore round to Kurrajong was standing clear - inviting. What a day for walking ! The Programme showed an interesting and familiar run led by Brian Harvey (Lilyvale-Era-Waterfall). Now
 there'​s dependable scenery for you. I did not ring Brian for any there'​s dependable scenery for you. I did not ring Brian for any
-details - better to show faith than.doubt, especially with the President. +details - better to show faith than doubt, especially with the President. 
-Left home 7.15. Not One familiar faceat Central. Walked the full platform. Not a sign/ No matter, they may all be in a sheep- huddle in a corridor car, so me for a boxie all to myself. +Left home 7.15. Not one familiar face at Central. Walked the full platform. Not a sign/ No matter, they may all be in a sheep- huddle in a corridor car, so me for a boxie all to myself. 
-Arrived Lilyvale 9.25. Only four got off - strange on such a train and Such'a day. Not a sign' of our mob; they may have jumped off on the blind side and be down at the creek by now.+Arrived Lilyvale 9.25. Only four got off - strange on such a train and such'a day. Not a sign' of our mob; they may have jumped off on the blind side and be down at the creek by now.
 Was agreeably surprised at the growth on the first rise. Last time Was agreeably surprised at the growth on the first rise. Last time
-I passed timber-getterscomplete ​with circular saws, had left.it bald. Kept a sharp eye open for our mob, but no one was on the track. Dropped down to South Era and around to North* Not a soul there, and how beautiful it was - Eden Indeed - no.' ​rubbish and a crystal flow in the creek. It was then' ​exactly 11 otclock on the -Exedt 11th day when long ago peace burst on a startled wasted threadbare +I passed timber-getters complete ​with circular saws, had left.it bald. Kept a sharp eye open for our mob, but no one was on the track. Dropped down to South Era and around to North* Not a soul there, and how beautiful it was - Eden Indeed - no rubbish and a crystal flow in the creek. It was then exactly 11 otclock on the -Exedt 11th day when long ago peace burst on a startled wasted threadbare 
-world. But the peace of my Eden was there long before that it +world. But the peace of my Eden was there long before that it was there back in the astronomical centuries before even the advent of the nations in the great mixup. I've never seen North Era so beautiful. Maybe the perfection of the day helped the growth ​and still palms breaking the skyline, and the dune. 
-was there back in the astronomical centuries before'even.the advent + 
-of the nations in the great'mixup. I've' ​never seen North Era so +After lunch I spreadeagled and absorbed all the wild beauty - the shrubs deep green at the base, rising, to lighter green, capped by all the fresh-born leaflets scintillating,​ quivering, transparent against the sun and the deep blue of the sky; endless bird song, leaf rustle and distant bass of the surf. Paradise! 
-beautiful. Maybe the perfection of the day helped the grOwthl ​and still palms breaking the skyline, and the dune. +And so for an hour I surrendered,​ saturated in a flood of feeling and thinking. So many times in 30 years had I shared that dell with  droves of club mates now scattered wide - some departed for aye. 
-After lunch I spreadeagled and absorbed all the wild beauty - the shrubs deep green at the base, rising, to lighter green, capped by all the fresh-born leaflets scintillating,​ quivering, transparent against the sun and the deep blue of the sky; 'endless bird song, leaf rustle and distant bass of the surf. Paradisel +At noon, full of rest, content, and some regret, I left this little Eden and bee-lined for the skyline of Thelma Ridge, with many a backward glance at the ever changing ​aspects. I have never seen so many shy modest flowerlets content to rise, but a few inches to  flourish and grace the flowing carpet of Mother EarthNowhere else can be seen such a riot of beautiful color-drawing,​ from the tiny to 
-And so for an hour I surrendered,​ saturated in a flood of feeling and thinking. So many times in 30 years had I shared that dell with  droves of clubmates ​now scattered wide - some departed for aye. +the immense. The best spot is where, for about 20 yards, the scrub is cleared, forming wings for a truly magnificent picture. The foreground below is a vast basin of every green that ever was seen - 
-At noon, full of rest, content, and Some regret, I left this little Eden and bee-lined for the skyline of Thelma Ridge, with many a backward glance at the everchanging ​aspects. I have never seen +headlands and mounts beyond counting flow down to the tossing blue. One wall-face below Wollongong announces that right here live Ray and Peter. That unbroken smoke column says Port Kembla. The warp 
-so many shy modest flowerlets,.content to rise, but a few inches to  flourish and grace the flowing carpet of Mother EarthNowhere else can be seen such a riot of beautiful color-drawing,​ from the tiny to +and weft of industry all over Australia - not a man-made thing meets the eye but is related to that distant column of smoke or its kind. And still the headlands flow down to sea and misty distance. The ultimate should be Gabo. The Pacific was Prussian blue straight from the tube, with much spilling of flake white at the edges. Add to this the cool of winter, the soft breeze ​ and unclouded silver of the sun, and the compound is perfection and mine own country. 
-the immense. The best spot is where, for about 20 yards, ​'the scrub is cleared, forming wings for a truly magnificent picture. The foreground below is a vast basin of every green that ever was seen - +
-headlands and mounts beyond counting flow down to the tossingblue. One wall-face below Wollongong announces that right here live Ray and Peter. That unbroken smoke column says Port KeMbla. The warp +
-and weft of industry all over Australia - not a man-made thing meets the eye but is related to that distant column of smoke or its +
-5. +
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-JENOLAN STATE FOREST 20/- " " ft It ft +
-CARLON'​S FARM 10/- " " 8 tt +
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-kind.. And still the headlands flow down to sea and misty distance. The ultimate should be Gabo. The Pacific was Prussian blue straight from the tube, with much spilling of flake white at the edges. Add to this the cool of winter, the soft breeze ​ and unclouded silver of thesun, and the compound is perfection and mine own country.+
 Time for a swing to the end of the ridge to have a peep at a snug Garie-gazing cabin with waratah-red chimney and much paint and order. Then back along the smooth red gravel path and a feast of yard-high gorse waving and shimmering in the noonday sun. Never have I seen it at that hour. Time for a swing to the end of the ridge to have a peep at a snug Garie-gazing cabin with waratah-red chimney and much paint and order. Then back along the smooth red gravel path and a feast of yard-high gorse waving and shimmering in the noonday sun. Never have I seen it at that hour.
 And so up the friendly ridge with a few more backward glances And so up the friendly ridge with a few more backward glances
 at the shipless sea and the folkless track. I felt I was A.W.L. from the "​Endeavour"​ - truly King of the Castle was I on that eastering slope. at the shipless sea and the folkless track. I felt I was A.W.L. from the "​Endeavour"​ - truly King of the Castle was I on that eastering slope.
-To the top - and bangs A bunch of bodgies with a portable radio spewing its mess, making one regret the wandering habit of a certain Mr. Columbus, and rows of sleek shining beetles. + 
-Time for a peep from the Lookout, but it was nothing after the Thelma ridge vista. +To the top - and bangs A bunch of bodgies with a portable radio spewing its mess, making one regret the wandering habit of a certain Mr. Columbus, and rows of sleek shining beetles. Time for a peep from the Lookout, but it was nothing after the Thelma ridge vista. 
-6+
 12.45 and Ho for a non-stop road-sock to Waterfall. Strings of shiny beetle "​Marias"​ speeding on - all holding prisoners of buttons, levers and tensions, all carefully insulated from the soft air (a Detroit selling point) - all bound for some Alcatraal as incorrigibles. 12.45 and Ho for a non-stop road-sock to Waterfall. Strings of shiny beetle "​Marias"​ speeding on - all holding prisoners of buttons, levers and tensions, all carefully insulated from the soft air (a Detroit selling point) - all bound for some Alcatraal as incorrigibles.
-Not being a hitcher I had no tyre or mechanical troubles; I flowed on as easy as a bird. What a simple ​'business is this walking - just project the bod a few degrees beyond Tr.D.C. and then save that bod by projecting the right then left leg, and in time you get anywhere.+Not being a hitcher I had no tyre or mechanical troubles; I flowed on as easy as a bird. What a simple business is this walking - just project the bod a few degrees beyond Tr.D.C. and then save that bod by projecting the right then left leg, and in time you get anywhere.
 And now Bola Creek, surely the deepest deep near Sydney. Not much fun from the causeway up - no side tracks. One down- speeding beetle swung wide but I hopped in time and noticed the number plate - it had an AVA numbers. What a lovely finish that would have been And now Bola Creek, surely the deepest deep near Sydney. Not much fun from the causeway up - no side tracks. One down- speeding beetle swung wide but I hopped in time and noticed the number plate - it had an AVA numbers. What a lovely finish that would have been
 Waterfall 2.30, the scooter at 2.35. Sutherland 2,57 and at 3 o'​clock the electric fast to town. Now there'​s service for you Home 4.25. Fastest time in 30 years. A day of delight - a day Waterfall 2.30, the scooter at 2.35. Sutherland 2,57 and at 3 o'​clock the electric fast to town. Now there'​s service for you Home 4.25. Fastest time in 30 years. A day of delight - a day
 not to be told of in the level terms of commerce or encrusted maturity, not to be told of in the level terms of commerce or encrusted maturity,
-(Editors Note: So that others will not be under the same. misaprehension ​as Taro was on this trip, please remember it is.essential to give notice of intention to join trips + 
-to the Leader. This now applies to day walks and not only to Week-end walks as in the past. In this instance, Brian did not lead the.walk as no one notified him of their intention of going.)+(Editors Note: So that others will not be under the same. misapprehension ​as Taro was on this trip, please remember it is essential to give notice of intention to join trips to the Leader. This now applies to day walks and not only to week-end walks as in the past. In this instance, Brian did not lead the walk as no one notified him of their intention of going.) 
 + 
 WALKS REPORT FOR OCTOBER 1956. WALKS REPORT FOR OCTOBER 1956.
 - Malcolm McGregor, - Malcolm McGregor,
-October started with the holiday week-end, and although the Caving trip was cancelled, quite a few members were able to get out. The President led a party of four down the Nattai, five others with four children camped at the foot of Sheehy'​s,​greek for the three days, and a party of eight went from Yerranderie-to Katoomba. In view of the dearth of walkers on the bracks recently, the mention of several parties seen in the Blue Mts. area was most welcome. Finally Jack Gentle led three prospectives,​ Maureen Beckett, Alan Round, Keith Farrington and another seven members from Blackheath via the Cox and the Six-Foot Track to Katoomba. Special marks go to Maureen who walked very well. (She also went"​swimming7 clothes and all still, SOMB of the best people have done that, ask S.B.)+ 
 +October started with the holiday week-end, and although the Caving trip was cancelled, quite a few members were able to get out. The President led a party of four down the Nattai, five others with four children camped at the foot of Sheehy'​s,​greek for the three days, and a party of eight went from Yerranderie to Katoomba. In view of the dearth of walkers on the bracks recently, the mention of several parties seen in the Blue Mts. area was most welcome. Finally Jack Gentle led three prospectives,​ Maureen Beckett, Alan Round, Keith Farrington and another seven members from Blackheath via the Cox and the Six-Foot Track to Katoomba. Special marks go to Maureen who walked very well. (She also went"​swimming7 clothes and all still, SOMB of the best people have done that, ask S.B.)
  
 The next report is from Sunday trip from Cowan to Ells Sept,30th, which was changed published on the programme. arrangements and appeared on The next report is from Sunday trip from Cowan to Ells Sept,30th, which was changed published on the programme. arrangements and appeared on
 Len Fall who was programmed to lead a herman'​s Beach. The programme said Len Fall who was programmed to lead a herman'​s Beach. The programme said
 to Oct, 7th because of incorreot dates Len, however, cancelled personal the 7th to find no starters. Len was to Oct, 7th because of incorreot dates Len, however, cancelled personal the 7th to find no starters. Len was
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 disappointed,​ and it is clear that people who say there are not enough Sunday walks will need to make an effort to attend those programmed, or once again there will be few Sunday leaders. disappointed,​ and it is clear that people who say there are not enough Sunday walks will need to make an effort to attend those programmed, or once again there will be few Sunday leaders.
 The second week-end seems to have been a complete blank; no reports, and nothing have I heard. The second week-end seems to have been a complete blank; no reports, and nothing have I heard.
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 The last week-end was somewhat of a surprise. Jean Harvey had no starters, and it was left to John White to carry the banner. His Katoomba-Red Ledge trip brought out nine including four prospectives,​ The nails in the tree at the top of Mitchell'​s Creek are O.K., John reports, so anyone can do this interesting trip without getting stuck. The last week-end was somewhat of a surprise. Jean Harvey had no starters, and it was left to John White to carry the banner. His Katoomba-Red Ledge trip brought out nine including four prospectives,​ The nails in the tree at the top of Mitchell'​s Creek are O.K., John reports, so anyone can do this interesting trip without getting stuck.
 Tom Moppett'​s Sunday trip took three members and 4 prospectives. Tom Moppett'​s Sunday trip took three members and 4 prospectives.
 +
 The month'​s total therefore was 43 members and 16 prospectives on programme walks. There may have been others but we haven'​t heard of them. The month'​s total therefore was 43 members and 16 prospectives on programme walks. There may have been others but we haven'​t heard of them.
-8. "BEEN THERE- or MORE MORONS' ​MISUID ​AT MORONG.+ 
 + 
 +"BEEN THERE - or MORE MORONS' ​MISLAID ​AT MORONG.
 - Dot Butler. - Dot Butler.
  
 "And I say it's this way," "And I say it's this way,"
 +
 Some anonymous wit posted the above on the Club notice board following the week-end of 16/17/18 November. I feel I cannot do better than adopt it as title to my story. Let MB tell you all about it. Some anonymous wit posted the above on the Club notice board following the week-end of 16/17/18 November. I feel I cannot do better than adopt it as title to my story. Let MB tell you all about it.
-An exceptionally fine slide evening was held last month. During the first half of the programme ​Bushmalkers ​showed typical slides of our country from Kosciusko to Ayr's Rock. and all in between, and during the second half Dr. Harlan Pratt, American Fulbright scholar, showed slides of his mountain and desert country. After the show we all adjourned to supper in that modern and picturesque pile, the Canberra, and all talked Bushwalking till Harlan and Annamarie, his wife, were so enthused they accepted our invitation to take them bushwalking. ​ Unfortunately,​ a fprtnight before the scheduled week-end the little Pratt daughter caught measles. "0 Garsh4"​ said Anna, "To :think we. came. all this larng+An exceptionally fine slide evening was held last month. During the first half of the programme ​Bushwalkers ​showed typical slides of our country from Kosciusko to Ayr's Rock. and all in between, and during the second half Dr. Harlan Pratt, American Fulbright scholar, showed slides of his mountain and desert country. After the show we all adjourned to supper in that modern and picturesque pile, the Canberra, and all talked Bushwalking till Harlan and Annamarie, his wife, were so enthused they accepted our invitation to take them bushwalking. ​ Unfortunately,​ a fprtnight before the scheduled week-end the little Pratt daughter caught measles. "0 Garsh4"​ said Anna, "To :think we. came. all this larng
 way to get measles. We could have had them jarst as easily at home." The little girl was hardly over them when her brother ​ came out in spots, so poor Anna was housebound and we just took Harlan. way to get measles. We could have had them jarst as easily at home." The little girl was hardly over them when her brother ​ came out in spots, so poor Anna was housebound and we just took Harlan.
 The destination was Kanangra Tops with its vast array of bushwalking country spread out in view. Digby, clever boy, went up in his own car with one passenger, and Colin made himself responsible for the rest. The destination was Kanangra Tops with its vast array of bushwalking country spread out in view. Digby, clever boy, went up in his own car with one passenger, and Colin made himself responsible for the rest.
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 Anyhow, we set out about 8 o'​clock minus Colin, the party Anyhow, we set out about 8 o'​clock minus Colin, the party
 suffering from several misconceptions:​ (1) that I am any sort of a  leader, and (2) that I was leader of the party as I had "been there before."​ On this happy occasion in the past when the party had actually got to Morong Falls, nine months of floods had raised the level of Marong Creek to the proportions of a decent stream with suffering from several misconceptions:​ (1) that I am any sort of a  leader, and (2) that I was leader of the party as I had "been there before."​ On this happy occasion in the past when the party had actually got to Morong Falls, nine months of floods had raised the level of Marong Creek to the proportions of a decent stream with
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 big deep swimming pools. We had followed a timber track which, after turning and twisting and describing a wide half-circle turn, brought us out in the vicinity of Morong Creek, and we then kept on a ridge with Morong Creek all the time visible on our right hand till we reached the Falls four hours after setting out. All this sounds very straightforward. But what did we do on this occasion? big deep swimming pools. We had followed a timber track which, after turning and twisting and describing a wide half-circle turn, brought us out in the vicinity of Morong Creek, and we then kept on a ridge with Morong Creek all the time visible on our right hand till we reached the Falls four hours after setting out. All this sounds very straightforward. But what did we do on this occasion?
 a  We looked at the map and compass, and as our direction was S.W. a  We looked at the map and compass, and as our direction was S.W.
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 ........which just shows that scue people can sure take it ........which just shows that scue people can sure take it
 14. 14.
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 FEDERATION REPORT NOVEMBER FEDERATION REPORT NOVEMBER
 - Allen A. Strom, - Allen A. Strom,
 +
 The Sydney Technical College Bushwalkers will hold their Tenth Annual Barbecue at Woods Creek on December 15/16th. Special transport is being arranged from Richmond railway station for the 10.14 a.m. train ex Central on 15th. But please notify Peter Cartwright, 108 Grafton St., Bondi Junction, immediately if you wish to go. The Sydney Technical College Bushwalkers will hold their Tenth Annual Barbecue at Woods Creek on December 15/16th. Special transport is being arranged from Richmond railway station for the 10.14 a.m. train ex Central on 15th. But please notify Peter Cartwright, 108 Grafton St., Bondi Junction, immediately if you wish to go.
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 anEonia Gorapi A recent letter from the Dept. of Mines informs us that the leases for mining limestone near the Gorge have been curtailed. Later, in an interview with the Minister for Lands and Mines, a written undertaking was given that when the leases expire in 1960 and 61 "very favourable consideration"​ will be given tb the plan for a National Monument. In the meantime we will continue to press for the reservation to be made over those parts of the Gorge not controlled by the Dept. of Mines, anEonia Gorapi A recent letter from the Dept. of Mines informs us that the leases for mining limestone near the Gorge have been curtailed. Later, in an interview with the Minister for Lands and Mines, a written undertaking was given that when the leases expire in 1960 and 61 "very favourable consideration"​ will be given tb the plan for a National Monument. In the meantime we will continue to press for the reservation to be made over those parts of the Gorge not controlled by the Dept. of Mines,
 Colong-Church Creek: Three leases to mine limestone will be given Colong-Church Creek: Three leases to mine limestone will be given
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 tions is very considerable. tions is very considerable.
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 Myall Lakes: The Fauna Protection Panel has recommended that 15/000 acres lying between Seal Rocks and Mungo Brush, the Myall Lakes and the sea, be declared a Faunal Reserve. Myall Lakes: The Fauna Protection Panel has recommended that 15/000 acres lying between Seal Rocks and Mungo Brush, the Myall Lakes and the sea, be declared a Faunal Reserve.
 National Parks Act: Following upon representations made from 4 National Parks Act: Following upon representations made from 4
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 HAMPSTEAD. N.W.3. HAMPSTEAD. N.W.3.
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 Hullo Everyone, Hullo Everyone,
-I must start this letter with mad apologies for not having written to you people in all the time I've been away. Therets ftot any real watertight excuse for MB to use so I shan't make one - just your bad luck in having such a person for a friend.+I must start this letter with mad apologies for not having written to you people in all the time I've been away. There'​s not any real watertight excuse for MB to use so I shan't make one - just your bad luck in having such a person for a friend.
 So far I've had a fabulous time. Met up with a really good crowd on the ship and finished up by practically wrecking the-Oronsay and driving everybody crazy with our noise, So far I've had a fabulous time. Met up with a really good crowd on the ship and finished up by practically wrecking the-Oronsay and driving everybody crazy with our noise,
 Spent the first nine days in looking round London, Rather disappointed at first, but after two or three days learnt to disregard the filth of the buildings and the millions of pigeons and consequent ly the muck they leave behind, and now think it is a really fabulous place. Spent the first nine days in looking round London, Rather disappointed at first, but after two or three days learnt to disregard the filth of the buildings and the millions of pigeons and consequent ly the muck they leave behind, and now think it is a really fabulous place.
-On the tenth day we left - 4 girls and three boys - on a cycling trip. Took the train to Oxford and from there went to Harwell when I met Ken '​Meadows at the Youth Hostel quite accidentally and from thereto Stew-on-the-WOld in the Cotswold Hills, On to Bourton-on-the-Water,​ Still in the Cotswolds, Dunnisbourne,​ Abbotts, Inglesham, Marlborough,​ and so tb Bath. Spent the full week-end in Bath, which is really terrific, and then off to Cheddar Gorge, Spent a full day at Cheddar and visited the caves there - really weak after Our ones. From there went an to Street hostel which is two miles past Glastonbury,​ the site where religion was first preached on English soil. From Street, which is an old Quaker rest house, we went an to Minehead over on the Somerset coast. Spent another day here as one of the girls had gone down with 'flu. At this stage the weather, which till now had been terrific, gave up, and aS it wouldnIt ​have been any fun pushing bikes in the Cornish coast area we gave up and came back to London a week earlier than expected. after doing 320 miles and using a hell of a lot of Kodachrome,+On the tenth day we left - 4 girls and three boys - on a cycling trip. Took the train to Oxford and from there went to Harwell when I met Ken '​Meadows at the Youth Hostel quite accidentally and from thereto Stew-on-the-WOld in the Cotswold Hills, On to Bourton-on-the-Water,​ Still in the Cotswolds, Dunnisbourne,​ Abbotts, Inglesham, Marlborough,​ and so tb Bath. Spent the full week-end in Bath, which is really terrific, and then off to Cheddar Gorge, Spent a full day at Cheddar and visited the caves there - really weak after Our ones. From there went an to Street hostel which is two miles past Glastonbury,​ the site where religion was first preached on English soil. From Street, which is an old Quaker rest house, we went an to Minehead over on the Somerset coast. Spent another day here as one of the girls had gone down with 'flu. At this stage the weather, which till now had been terrific, gave up, and as it wouldn'​t ​have been any fun pushing bikes in the Cornish coast area we gave up and came back to London a week earlier than expected. after doing 320 miles and using a hell of a lot of Kodachrome,
 Spent the next week in seeing more of London, as well as a trip to Windsor Castle - a really fascinating place. Then just as I was tbinkipg of looking for a job I fell backwards out of the attic here as I was putting away a couple of suitcases, and finished up with Concussion-andtafracturedrightwrist. which waspventuallyput.. in plaster ,​yesterdwafterafew:​weeks..of X-Rays an&​_01;​epe:​10,​anaagq$ and there it stays.for-at..deast'​five weeks..according:​to thehOspital. '​.Lucky oIo' Lairdthey. call ;1B4, Spent the next week in seeing more of London, as well as a trip to Windsor Castle - a really fascinating place. Then just as I was tbinkipg of looking for a job I fell backwards out of the attic here as I was putting away a couple of suitcases, and finished up with Concussion-andtafracturedrightwrist. which waspventuallyput.. in plaster ,​yesterdwafterafew:​weeks..of X-Rays an&​_01;​epe:​10,​anaagq$ and there it stays.for-at..deast'​five weeks..according:​to thehOspital. '​.Lucky oIo' Lairdthey. call ;1B4,
 Ilmfnow one of the idle - unfortunately there'​s no "​rich!! aboutte SaW.-theQueen opening Parliament on -TuesdaT.last. 'os,, or rather theprocession,​...-04. theLord'​Mayors.procession-onFriday. Beth. really-Wondorful,​ especially-the former -which wasreally fal)111.pus. Have Igeen-to-a:​coUple shows, thebest:​pf,​whldh. was Ilmfnow one of the idle - unfortunately there'​s no "​rich!! aboutte SaW.-theQueen opening Parliament on -TuesdaT.last. 'os,, or rather theprocession,​...-04. theLord'​Mayors.procession-onFriday. Beth. really-Wondorful,​ especially-the former -which wasreally fal)111.pus. Have Igeen-to-a:​coUple shows, thebest:​pf,​whldh. was
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 I must go. Bye for now. Give my regards to all the mob. GARTH. I must go. Bye for now. Give my regards to all the mob. GARTH.
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 CONSERVATION REPORT 7 11 1956. CONSERVATION REPORT 7 11 1956.
 Tom Moppett. Tom Moppett.
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 PITY POOR PADDY.....and his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas. PITY POOR PADDY.....and his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas.
 Avoid irritating waiting and it unwilling milling around Paddy'​s counters. Avoid irritating waiting and it unwilling milling around Paddy'​s counters.
-Make up your list now and get it over. Ring up and we'll get it ready for you. Write and we'​ll-sen444-1.------ +Make up your list now and get it over. Ring up and we'll get it ready for you. Write and we'​ll-sen444-1.--
-A FEW IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS:​- +
-Paddy has plenty of packs, sleeping bags, tents, groundsheets and all the trimmings. +
-There are 6 different sizes of plastic bottles from half a pint to one gallon. +
-Small primus stoves (burn Shellite) Price 53/6. Good for that Tassie trip. Buy one and have breakfast in bed. +
-"​Taft"​ waterproof coats - 74/3d. +
-HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WALKERS +
-FROM PADDY AND HIS STAFF. +
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-PADDY PAWN - +
-Lightweight Camp Gear 2o1CASTURtA04 Si,* SYDNEY +
-iiaNtaap +
-VA-4, +
-411. +
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