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-===== An "​S.B.W."​ Snow Hut At Koscuisko. =====+===== An "​S.B.W."​ Snow Hut At Kosciusko. =====
  
 - Dot Butler. - 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 acquire ​this much-needed asset is probably going to prove successful. The reasons for this optimism are as under:-
  
 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:- 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:-
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 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. 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.+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 unwieldy ​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. 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.+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 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.
  
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 The proposal to establish a National Parks Assn. in Sydney was also endorsed. (See Page 18 for further details). 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 obituary ​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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 No, I haven'​t forgotten that collection of individuals who belong to the S.B.W. though I __am__ rather slow in writing. No, I haven'​t forgotten that collection of individuals who belong to the S.B.W. though I __am__ rather slow in writing.
  
-You'll be wondering what I have hden doing with myself since arrival. Well, to tell the truth, not much. I've been away a couple of times with the Otago Traimping ​Club, over Mt. Druit (6,​000'​ odd). Labor Day week-end (8-Hour to you people) went off to the Temple Valley - jons the Hopkins-Huxley just above Lake Ohau a bit. Unfortunately the weather played havoc with things. First night off the bus we tried to sleep out but about 4.30 a.m. had to erect tent. Nice wet bags, and of course the __new__ tent leaked - or rather oozed a fine drizzle down on us inside. I think a fly is required for Paddy'​s tents in our Nor' westers.+You'll be wondering what I have been doing with myself since arrival. Well, to tell the truth, not much. I've been away a couple of times with the Otago Tramping ​Club, over Mt. Druit (6,​000'​ odd). Labor Day week-end (8-Hour to you people) went off to the Temple Valley - joins the Hopkins-Huxley just above Lake Ohau a bit. Unfortunately the weather played havoc with things. First night off the bus we tried to sleep out but about 4.30 a.m. had to erect tent. Nice wet bags, and of course the __new__ tent leaked - or rather oozed a fine drizzle down on us inside. I think a fly is required for Paddy'​s tents in our Nor' westers.
  
 Next day (Sat.) reared - well, hardly; the rest of the mob were so heavily laden they couldn'​t put up more than about one mile an hour - up to the cirque at the head of the north branch where we found a rather firm bivouac rock which we dug out, terraced, and generally made comfortable. It was rather excellent - about 20 ft. long and about 10 ft. wide with head room starting at about 5 ft. and sloping down to a mere 2 ft. 6". By raising one's head on the pillow as one lay in the sack the whole valley was spread out in a grand panorama in front, starting with cliffs, couloirs, etc., leading up into snow and mist on the right to a steep beech-covered slope rising from the typical boulder-hopping stream bed immediately in front, to a view down the valley, to the hills on the other side of Lake Ohau on the left. Very pleasant when curled up inside a bag with the rain drifting down and the thought of the other miserable bods in the party cowering in their rain-sodden tents in a clump of beech trees in the middle of the valley. They were always distinguishable by the great volumes of saturated smoke that came pouring out as some poor member "threw another log an the fire." All this framed in a natural rock border created one of the most superb aspects I have ever had for a camp-site. Next day (Sat.) reared - well, hardly; the rest of the mob were so heavily laden they couldn'​t put up more than about one mile an hour - up to the cirque at the head of the north branch where we found a rather firm bivouac rock which we dug out, terraced, and generally made comfortable. It was rather excellent - about 20 ft. long and about 10 ft. wide with head room starting at about 5 ft. and sloping down to a mere 2 ft. 6". By raising one's head on the pillow as one lay in the sack the whole valley was spread out in a grand panorama in front, starting with cliffs, couloirs, etc., leading up into snow and mist on the right to a steep beech-covered slope rising from the typical boulder-hopping stream bed immediately in front, to a view down the valley, to the hills on the other side of Lake Ohau on the left. Very pleasant when curled up inside a bag with the rain drifting down and the thought of the other miserable bods in the party cowering in their rain-sodden tents in a clump of beech trees in the middle of the valley. They were always distinguishable by the great volumes of saturated smoke that came pouring out as some poor member "threw another log an the fire." All this framed in a natural rock border created one of the most superb aspects I have ever had for a camp-site.
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 +===== Conservation Report 7/11/1956. =====
  
-CONSERVATION REPORT 7 11 1956. +Tom Moppett - Conservation Sec. 
-Tom Moppett+ 
-- Conservation Sec. +=== Proposed Blue Mountains National Park=== 
-PROPOSED CLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: The Dept. of Lands is pressing on with this proposal and expects to effect the reservation in the first half of 1957. + 
-ERSKINE CREEK  IN THE BLUE LABRYNTH TO BE A STATE FOREST: This area is parf77-71 ​area sef-YETTE ​in about 1943 forTNIFTFepresentations ​by the N.P.F.A.C. for the future Blue Mountains National Park, in which it was stated timber-getting operations would not be permitted. In spite of this, timber-getting has been carried on in the Erskine Creek area for Some considerable time.It is understood that the Forestry Commission has stated that this area is required for a state forest because of the good timber there, its nearness to Sydney, and the great need for timber supplies. Further, it is proposed to operate the area as a real State forest on a continuous yield basis - not just remove all useful timber then leave it. Walkers would be welcome providing they strictly observe fire regulations. +The Dept. of Lands is pressing on with this proposal and expects to effect the reservation in the first half of 1957. 
-It is most disappointing that the promise not to allow timber- getting in the area has not been kept nevertheless we,must'consider the needs of the community and the best use of the land under discussion. Also, State forests can be valuable to adjacent National + 
-Parks in the matter of fire protection. I believe that the only +=== Erskine Creek in the Blue Labrynth to be a State Forest=== 
-course is to accept thesituation and do our best to further cooperation between the Forest and the Park, and that we should inform + 
-the Conservation Dept. of this. There is an impression that the Conservation bodies generally have tended to request reservation for recreation of every piece of bushland in sight without regard to the best use of the land and the varied requirements of the community. +This area is part of the area set aside in about 1943 following representations ​by the N.P.F.A.C. for the future Blue Mountains National Park, in which it was stated timber-getting operations would not be permitted. In spite of this, timber-getting has been carried on in the Erskine Creek area for some considerable time. It is understood that the Forestry Commission has stated that this area is required for a state forest because of the good timber there, its nearness to Sydney, and the great need for timber supplies. Further, it is proposed to operate the area as a real State forest on a continuous yield basis - not just remove all useful timber then leave it. Walkers would be welcome providing they strictly observe fire regulations. 
-I feel that we should show that we do, in fact, look at conservation matters with a much wider viewpoint than than of bushwalking only. + 
-PROPOSED NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION: The "​Pallin Report"​ on publicity stated that the time was opportune for the formation of a N.P.A. and referred the matter to the Conservation Bureau. +It is most disappointing that the promise not to allow timber-getting in the area has not been kept nevertheless we must consider the needs of the community and the best use of the land under discussion. Also, State forests can be valuable to adjacent National Parks in the matter of fire protection. I believe that the only course is to accept the situation and do our best to further cooperation between the Forest and the Park, and that we should inform the Conservation Dept. of this. There is an impression that the Conservation bodies generally have tended to request reservation for recreation of every piece of bushland in sight without regard to the best use of the land and the varied requirements of the community. I feel that we should show that we do, in fact, look at conservation matters with a much wider viewpoint than than of bushwalking only. 
-In Newcastle the Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement has decided to restriCt ​its activities to municipal and local parks and allied matters, and sponsor the establishment of an N.P.A. This body held its inaugural meeting in Newcastle on 6th November last. + 
-Briefly, the purposes of an N.P.A,'are to take up with Governments and Governmental Depts. matters concerning national parks and areas suitable for national parks, and to inform members and the general public concerning national parks, and create public support for them. Some advantages of a single organisation concentrating +=== Proposed National Parks Association=== 
-on this work, as against numerous organisations nibbling here and there with little or no co-ordination,​ are:- + 
-Problems can be discussed and policies decided and work coordinated much more easily and quickly. +The "​Pallin Report"​ on publicity stated that the time was opportune for the formation of a N.P.A. and referred the matter to the Conservation Bureau. 
-19, + 
-' ​Conflicting representations from various bodies are avoided. +In Newcastle the Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement has decided to restrict ​its activities to municipal and local parks and allied matters, and sponsor the establishment of an N.P.A. This body held its inaugural meeting in Newcastle on 6th November last. 
-spirldf 'unity. arid ,​comnon ​purpose can be built up in a single organisation. + 
-Any meMber ​of the public who supports our conservation ideals can join an N.P.A., but may not be able to or may not want to join, for example, a bushwalking club. This is most important, as widening' ​of public support is necessary to further our conservation objects. +Briefly, the purposes of an N.P.Aare to take up with Governments and Governmental Depts. matters concerning national parks and areas suitable for national parks, and to inform members and the general public concerning national parks, and create public support for them. Some advantages of a single organisation concentrating on this work, as against numerous organisations nibbling here and there with little or no co-ordination,​ are:- 
-Mr. Strom and I visited Newcastle on 20th October to discuss_ ​the possibilities of forming a state wide N.P.A. It was decided that this was most desirable and we agreed to try to further the proposal in 'Sydney. + 
-The main'points decided were:- +  * Problems can be discussed and policies decided and work coordinated much more easily and quickly. 
-That the association should be one af_individuals, rather than +  ​* ​Conflicting representations from various bodies are avoided. 
-a federation of organisations. The advantages of a single-organisation have been stated above, and individual members are required for public support and to provide ​fundS.- - +  * A spirit of unity and common ​purpose can be built up in a single organisation. 
-The association should be organised on a regional or area basis, with each region electing representatives to a State Council, + 
-which would be the controlling body of theassociation. +Any member ​of the public who supports our conservation ideals can join an N.P.A., but may not be able to or may not want to join, for example, a bushwalking club. This is most important, as widening of public support is necessary to further our conservation objects. 
-The N.P. & in Sydney and visional when + 
-Was formed on +Mr. Strom and I visited Newcastle on 20th October to discuss ​the possibilities of forming a state wide N.P.A. It was decided that this was most desirable and we agreed to try to further the proposal in Sydney. 
-P.M. agreed to foreshadow the formation of a Region a State Council and to make the constitution ​pro- + 
-the "​Hunter-Manning Regional National Parks Assn." +The main points decided were:- 
-the 6th November. + 
-Mr. Strom and I have been acting as unofficial representatives +  * That the association should be one of individuals, rather than a federation of organisations. The advantages of a single-organisation have been stated above, and individual members are required for public support and to provide ​funds
-of all the Conservation bodies. We propose to discuss the matter ​ with the rest of the Federation Conservation Bureauand suggest that Federation be asked to bring it before the other Conservation bodies. +  ​* ​The association should be organised on a regional or area basis, with each region electing representatives to a State Council, which would be the controlling body of the association. 
-HYDROPHOBIC EXTRACT'​ sent in by Frank Ashdown, (who manufactures parsnip wine under his house). +  ​* ​The N.P. & P.M. agreed to foreshadow the formation of a Region ​in Sydney and a State Council and to make the constitution ​provisional when the "​Hunter-Manning Regional National Parks Assn." ​was formed on the 6th November. 
-"How I hate the sound of water - a substance which has brought misery to countless humans. In it, every disgustingparasite finds a ready host - cholera, typhoid, dysentery,​malaria, + 
-Whatever ​watertouches ​it corrupts Leave it standing +Mr. Strom and I have been acting as unofficial representatives of all the Conservation bodies. We propose to discuss the matter with the rest of the Federation Conservation Bureau and suggest that Federation be asked to bring it before the other Conservation bodies. 
-and it stinks. Put it in 'a.cask and it breeds slime and mould. + 
-I can never understand why GovernMents ​spend millions of pounds making reservoirs of the foul stuff, instead of plantImg, ​out, at a quarter of the cost, a few thousand acres in vines.,." (or parsnips, ​'​p.erhaps?) +---- 
-Excerpt from Walter James"​Barrel and Book."​ + 
-or_ +=== Hydrophobic Extract: === 
-kr; + 
--1(f. +Sent in by Frank Ashdown, (who manufactures parsnip wine under his house). 
-N't 4e--.00k + 
-PITY POOR PADDY.....and his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas. +"How I hate the sound of water - a substance which has brought misery to countless humans. In it, every disgusting parasite finds a ready host - cholera, typhoid, dysentery, malaria
-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.--+Whatever ​water touches ​it corruptsLeave it standing and it stinks. Put it in a cask and it breeds slime and mould. 
 + 
 +I can never understand why Governments ​spend millions of pounds making reservoirs of the foul stuff, instead of planting ​out, at a quarter of the cost, a few thousand acres in vines..." (or parsnips, ​perhaps?) 
 + 
 +Excerpt from Walter James' ​"​Barrel and Book."​ 
 + 
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 +===== Paddy Made===== 
 + 
 +=== Pity Poor Paddy..... === 
 + 
 +And his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas. 
 + 
 +Avoid irritating waiting and 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 ​send it. 
 + 
 +=== 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.__ 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear. 
 + 
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. Phone: BM2685. 
 + 
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