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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.4476G.P.O. Sydney. ​'Phone: ​JW 1462.
  
-265 DECEMBER, 1956. Price 9d.+----
  
-Editor: Dot Butler, Boundary Rd.,Wahroonga (JW2208) +=== No265. December1956. Price 9d. ===
-Sales & Subs, :Jess Martin +
-Typed by: Dot Butler +
-Business Manager: Jack Gentle  +
-Reproduction:​ Jess Martin+
  
-CONTENTS+|**Editor**|Dot Butler, Boundary Road, Wahroonga (JW2208).| 
 +|**Business Manager**|Jack Gentle.| 
 +|**Sales and Subs**|Jess Martin.| 
 +|**Typed by**|Dot Butler.| 
 +|**Reproduction**|Jess Martin.|
  
-An S.B.W. ​SNOW HUT AT KOSCIUSKO - Dot Butler 1 +===== In This Issue: ===== 
-At Our November Meeting ​Alex Colley ​.3 +  
-Siedlecky'​s Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) ​+| | |Page| 
-"Far from the Madding Crowd" ​Taro 4 +|An S.B.W. ​Snow hut at Kosciusko|Dot Butler1| 
-Hatswells Taxi & Tourist Service (Advt.) 5 +|At Our November Meeting|Alex Colley3| 
-Walks Report for October 1956 Malcolm McGregor 6 +|"Far from the Madding Crowd"|Taro4| 
-The Sanitarium Health Food Shop (Advt.) 7 +|Walks Report for October 1956|Malcolm McGregor6| 
-"Been There Before"​ or More Morons to Morong ​Dot Butler 8 +|"Been There Before"​ or More Morons to Morong|Dot Butler8| 
-Leica Photo Service (Advt.) 9 +|Federation Report, November|Allen A. Strom|14| 
-Federation Report, November ​Allen A. Strom 14 +|Where are our wandering boys?|Letter from Ross|15| 
-Where are our wandering boys? Letter from Ross 15 +|here are our wandering boys?|Letter from Garth|16| 
-Letter from Garth 16 +|Conservation Report|Tom Moppett (Conservation Sec.)|18|
-Conservation Report ​Tom Moppett (Conservation Sec.) 18 +
-"Pity Poor Paddy" (Paddy'​s Advt.) 20+
  
 +===== Advertisements:​ =====
  
-AN "​S.B.W." ​SNOW HUT. AT KOSCIUSKO+| |Page| 
--D.B.+|Siedlecky'​s Taxi and Tourist Service| 3| 
 +|Hattswell'​s Taxi & Tourist Service| 5| 
 +|Sanitarium Health Food Shop| 7| 
 +|Leica Photo Service| 9| 
 +|"Pity Poor Paddy" (Paddy'​s Advt.)|20| 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== An "​S.B.W." ​Snow Hut At Koscuisko===== 
 + 
 +Dot Butler.
  
 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:- 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:-
-IWe 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 aGen. Meeting Dave Brown moved that we write for particulars,​ and a letter + 
-which we eventually received told us there were several huts avail- +1__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 available ​and an inspection would be desirable. Accordingly Dave and Neil Monteith contacted the appropriate officer at Cooma and were shown what huts were available. Neil, who is engaged in the building trade and has experience in the costing and demolition and removal of buildings, was very impressed with one hut they inspected, details of which are as under:- 
-able and an inspection would be desirable. Accordingly Dave and Neil Monteith contacted the appropriate officer at Coo= and were + 
-shown what huts were available. Neil, who is engaged in the building +Price __£300__ 
-trade and has experience in the costing and demolition and removal + 
-of buildings, was very impressed with one hut they inspected, details +This hut has been used as a recreation hut for S.M.A. workers. Main floor space 30' ​x 16', with 7' ceiling. Electrically wired. 
-of which are as under:​- ​ 16 ft. + 
-Price   +Another area 6' x 16', and a smaller entrance porch. 
-Entrance ​  + 
-300   +5 windows on each side, all glazed and intact. 
- 6 30 ft.    + 
-Porch      +The construction is of vertical boarding, with sisalcraft insulation. The inside ​is horizontal boarding, covered with Masonite, and the area between the boards is insulated. All timber is Baltic pine. 
-     + 
-2. +The roof is corrugated iron in good condition. The floor is considerably worn. 
-This hut has been used as a recreation hut for S.M.A.workers. Main floor space 30x 16', with 7' ceiling..Electrically wired. +
-Another area 6' x 16?, and a smaller ​'entrance porch. 5 windows on each side, all glazed and intact. +
-The construction is of vertical boarding, with sisalcraft +
-insulation. The inside ​ii horizontal boarding, covered with +
-Masonite, and the area between the boards is Insulated. All timber is Baltic pine.  +
-The roofis corrugated iron in good condition. +
-The floor is.considerably worn.+
 The whole job needs painting. The whole job needs painting.
-It is a prefabricated job, and can consequently be taken to pieces easily and re-erected with a minimum of trouble.. 
-2. Finance. The ultimate cost of the hut, including stone foundations,​ transport coats, fittings, would be probably round the 
-,800 mark. Our first official meeting held to discuss the matter (on Wed, 28th Nov.) was attended by 30/40 people who promised donations of 10 each to a total of 280. If this amount can be raised from such a small proportion of Club members, it is not too optimistic to hope that amongst the several hundred other members. who were not present a further large sum could be guaranteed, 
-without anyone being asked to donate more than 2,10 (-and perhaps less). A return on each person'​s outlay of 10 is yet to be discussed, but 
-it has been suggested that they could take it out in a free use of the hut, whereas those who had not contributed,​ or who were not members of the Club, would be asked to pay a certain amount for use of the hut. 
-3. Labour. The enthusiasm shown for this part of the project is overwhelming. Neil estimates that it should not take more than twelve people a-week-end to dismantle.and.shift the hut to its new site (yet to be selected.) There is every indication that there will be more than enough willing workers and plenty of transport vehicles available. 
-Peter Stitt has ascertained that the Park Trust will hire us a truck for 35 (and a reasonable amount per mile forirunning charges), and if the site chosen if off the road, we are assured by our building experts, chief among them John Scott and Neil, that 
-the dismantled sections of hut will not be too heavy or unweildy 
-for back-packing to location by the willing toilers. Our President, 
-Brian Harvey, also assures us that Insurance will prove no problem. 
-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. 
  
 +It is a prefabricated job, and can consequently be taken to pieces easily and re-erected with a minimum of trouble.
  
-EVERYONEOLD AND NEW MEMBERS ALIKEARE 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.+2. __Finance__. The ultimate cost of the hutincluding stone foundationstransport coatsfittings, would be probably round the £800 mark. Our first official meeting held to discuss the matter ​(on Wed, 28th Nov.) was attended by 30/40 people who promised donations of £10 each to a total of £280If this amount can be raised from such a small proportion of Club members, it is not too optimistic to hope that amongst the several hundred other members who were not present a further large sum could be guaranteed, without anyone being asked to donate more than £10 (and perhaps less). A return on each person'​s outlay of £10 is yet to be discussed, but it has been suggested that they could take it out in a free use of the hut, whereas those who had not contributed,​ or who were not members of the Clubwould be asked to pay a certain amount for use of the hut.
  
 +3. __Labour__. The enthusiasm shown for this part of the project is overwhelming. Neil estimates that it should not take more than twelve people a week-end to dismantle and shift the hut to its new site (yet to be selected.) There is every indication that there will be more than enough willing workers and plenty of transport vehicles available.
 +
 +Peter Stitt has ascertained that the Park Trust will hire us a truck for £35 (and a reasonable amount per mile for running charges), and if the site chosen if off the road, we are assured by our building experts, chief among them John Scott and Neil, that the dismantled sections of hut will not be too heavy or unweildy for back-packing to location by the willing toilers. Our President, Brian Harvey, also assures us that Insurance will prove no problem.
 +
 +A Committee, consisting of Alex Colley, Neil Monteith, Peter Stitt, Stan Madden, Bob Duncan and John 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.
 +
 +Everyone, old and new members alike, are particularly asked to come along to the next General Meeting (Wed. 12th Dec.) for the sheer pleasure of beingp resent 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...
 +
 +Siedlecky'​s Taxi and Tourist Service.
 +
 +116 Station Street, Blackheath.
 +
 +24 hour service.
 +
 +Bushwalkers arriving at Blackheath late at night without transport booking can ring for car from Railway Station or call at above address - __it's never too late__!
 +
 +'Phone Blackheath 81, or Sydney No. LU3563 after hours, or MA3467.
 +
 +Fares:
 +
 +  * Kanangra Walls: 30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
 +  * Perry'​s Lookdown: 3/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
 +  * Jenolan State Forest: 20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
 +  * Carlon'​s Farm: 10/- per head (minimum 5 passengers)
 +
 +Look for T.C.3210 or Packhard T.V.270.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===== At Our November Meeting. =====
  
-AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING ​ 
 - A.G. Colley. - A.G. Colley.
  
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 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 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.
    
-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).+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.
  
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 "FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD" "FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD"
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