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-ILLINBAH ROUND TRIP.+===== Illinbah Round Trip===== 
 Edna Garrad. Edna Garrad.
-MarienMnuldy ​and I had a grand holiday at Binna-Burra and spent happy days walking on the excellent graded tracks ​threughmt ​the Lamingten National Park. Unfortunately Mouldy sprained an ankle and was gr-unded ​on the terrace of the L-dge, where at least he could sunbake and enjoy a magnificent view. For a final walk Marion and I decided to d-) the Illinbah Round trip. It sounded ​wenderful ​- giant flooded gums, quandongs, fig trees, palms - the sunlit Cedar Read, etc. Well, the morning trip on a graded track threugh ​really magnificent trees, was glori-us. We had lunch at Illihbah ​clearing and then Nur troubles started. Illinbah is situated on the C.-.nmera ​River and was in bygone days a favourite haunt of the aboriginals,​ who were able to hunt lots of wild life in the jungle surrounding the clearing. Then later on jt, became the last grazing place for the bullocks used by the timbergetters before they traversed the old Cedar Road. There was no food far them in the jungle. The clearing is now somewhat overgrown, but surrounded by lovely white gums, and of course all around are the high mountains. We had read that there were foUrteen ​crossings of the Coomera River to be faced. From the start we had difficulty in picking up the Cedar Road and from then on we were fat' ​most of the time worried women Trees had fallen across the track and many of them had roitted. On crossing them you.' ​legs were likely to sink amongst stinging trees (tiny ones but with plenty of sting) and everywhere the thorny fronds of the Queensland Lawyer were ready to tear us an + 
-our clothing. It was no country for shorts and our legs suffered. At each crossing +MarionMouldy ​and I had a grand holiday at Binna-Burra and spent happy days walking on the excellent graded tracks ​througout ​the Lamingten National Park. Unfortunately Mouldy sprained an ankle and was grounded ​on the terrace of the Lodge, where at least he could sunbake and enjoy a magnificent view. For a final walk Marion and I decided to do the Illinbah Round trip. It sounded ​wonderful ​- giant flooded gums, quandongs, fig trees, palms - the sunlit Cedar Read, etc. Well, the morning trip on a graded track through ​really magnificent trees, was glorious. We had lunch at Illinbah ​clearing and then our troubles started. Illinbah is situated on the Coomera ​River and was in bygone days a favourite haunt of the aboriginals,​ who were able to hunt lots of wild life in the jungle surrounding the clearing. Then later on it became the last grazing place for the bullocks used by the timbergetters before they traversed the old Cedar Road. There was no food for them in the jungle. The clearing is now somewhat overgrown, but surrounded by lovely white gums, and of course all around are the high mountains. We had read that there were fourteen ​crossings of the Coomera River to be faced. From the start we had difficulty in picking up the Cedar Road and from then on we were for most of the time worried womenTrees had fallen across the track and many of them had rotted. On crossing them your legs were likely to sink amongst stinging trees (tiny ones but with plenty of sting) and everywhere the thorny fronds of the Queensland Lawyer were ready to tear us and our clothing. It was no country for shorts and our legs suffered. At each crossing it was necessary to wander up and down looking ​for the track on the other side - it never seemed to be directly opposite - and without the track it was just impossible. We were about three hours doing three miles, and what painful milesAt each crossing we would pause in midstream to admire the scenery, each secretly wondering where we might sleep that night. There were lots of birds and we were several times startled by scrub turkeys, and surprised ​to find how high they fly in the jungle. We were very relieved when we found ourselves at the swimming pool, and knew that from this point there was a track. As we strode up the last mile - road - we were very thankful to be going back to hot showers, a three-course meal and an inner spring mattress; for once we had no nostalgia ​for little tents and a billy of stew. 
-it was necessary to wander up and down looking ​far the track on the other side - it + 
-never seemed to be directly opposite - and without the track it was just impossiblcle ​were about three hours doing three miles, and what painful milesAt each crossing +---- 
-we would pause in midstream to admire the scenery, each secretly wondering where we + 
-might Sleep that night. There were lots of birds and we were several times startled by scrub turkeys, and sir-prised ​to find how high they fly in the jungle. We were very relieved when we found ourselves at the swimming pool, and knew that from this point there was a track. As we strode up the last mile - road - we were vary thankful to +=== Mahratta Rum Liqueur (Patent Applied For). === 
-be going back:to hat Stowers, a three-course meal and an inner spring mattress; for + 
-once we had no nostalgia ​far little tents and a billy of stew. +__Ingredients__: Rum, ordinary or O.P., Lemon Cordial, Ordinary Honey, ​Brown Sugar, Angostura Bitters. 
-MAHRATTA RUM LIQUEUR P)ATENT APPLIED FOR). + 
-Ingredients: Rum, ordinary or 0.P., Lemon Cordial, Ordinary Honey, +__Method__: As a base, heat a quantity of lemon cordial half the volume of the desired finished product in a small saucepan, but do not boil. To make a half-pint, add two heaped tablespoonsful of brown sugar, stir until dissolved. Then add as much honey as will cling to a tablespoon and dissolve. Pour into warmed-up milk jug and add 4/5 ounces of rum, with about 15 shakes from the angostura ​bitters bottle. Stir and pour into plastic container for your next trip. If O.P. rum is used, a little more sugar may be necessary. Any deficiency in quantity to fill the plastic container can be made up with cordial. 
-Brawn Sugar, Angostura Bitters. + 
-Method: As a base, heat a quantity of lemon cordial half the volume of the desired finished product in a small saucepan, but do not boil. To make a half-pint, add two heaped tablespoonsful of brown sugar, stir until dissolved. Then add as much honey as will cling to a tablespoon and dissolve. Pour into warthed-up milk jug and add 4/5 ounces of rum, with about 15 shakes from the cingostura ​bitters bottle. Stir and pour into plastic container for your next trip. If O.P. rum is used, a little more sugar may be necessary. Any deficiency in quantity to fill the plastic container can +A little juggling with quantities of sweetening and smoothing ingredients may be necessary to suit individual tastes. Owing to the vast amount consumed in sampling ​to obtain the right flavour, it may be necessary to aim at two pints to get a final satisfactory half-pint, by which time the manufacturer will be unable to distinguish between brown sugar and angostura bitters. No liability on the part of the patentee if the plastic container dissolves before reaching Blue Gum Forest. The S & R Section would then have no difficulty in following the aromatic drips from the rucksack. 
- be made up with cordial. + 
-A little juggling with quantities of sweetening and smoothing ingredients may be necessary to slit individual tastes. Owing to the vast amount consumed in samnling ​to obtain the right flavour, it may be necessary to aim at two pints to get a final satisfactory half-pint, by which time the manufacturer will be unable to distinguish between brown sugar and angostura bitters. No liability on the part of the patentee if the plastic container dissolves before reaching Blue Gum Forest. The S ScR Section would then have no difficulty in following the aromatic drips from the rucksack. +---- 
-18. + 
-ETTREMA GORGE.+===== Ettrema Gorge===== 
 Colin Putt. Colin Putt.
-Many walkers still think of the Ettroma ​Gorge as inaccessible tiger country, situated beyond the edge of the known world; in fact their mental image of it is rathrer ​like a journalist'​s idea of Jamieson or wherever else the people he's writing about got lost. May I present the true facts? + 
-Point Possibility,​ on the eastern side of the gorge, is about four hors' walk from the road for a fit party. The Yalwal roadhead is 118 miles from Sydney G.P.O., and all but 17 of these miles are on first class tarseal. The pace is easier to get to than Black Dog Rock! The river itself is, in Paddy'​s ​wards "like a smaller Kowmung",​ it is enclosed in a deep but wide valley with high bluffs on both sides, and the valley itself contains side-streams which have never been fully investigated,​ and large isolated mountains ​Which have never been climbed. The surrounding country is, to say the least, extensive, and contains many delightful streams of the Upper Yadboro type, between high sandstone ridges and caps with granite outcropping lower down. Walkers have passed through this country here and there, but the greater part of it is unnamed and unknown. What are we waiting for? +Many walkers still think of the Ettrema ​Gorge as inaccessible tiger country, situated beyond the edge of the known world; in fact their mental image of it is rathre ​like a journalist'​s idea of Jamieson or wherever else the people he's writing about got lost. May I present the true facts? 
-All that we need is a more certain knowledge of the quickest way in we are in the same position here as were the early walkers before the standard routes from + 
-Katoomba to the Cox became wellknown. The best way in to Ettrema is almost certainly that discovered by the incredibly ingenious Old Buffers (wait till you see it, and +Point Possibility,​ on the eastern side of the gorge, is about four hours' walk from the road for a fit party. The Yalwal roadhead is 118 miles from Sydney G.P.O., and all but 17 of these miles are on first class tarseal. The pace is easier to get to than Black Dog Rock! The river itself is, in Paddy'​s ​words "like a smaller Kowmung",​ it is enclosed in a deep but wide valley with high bluffs on both sides, and the valley itself contains side-streams which have never been fully investigated,​ and large isolated mountains ​which have never been climbed. The surrounding country is, to say the least, extensive, and contains many delightful streams of the Upper Yadboro type, between high sandstone ridges and caps with granite outcropping lower down. Walkers have passed through this country here and there, but the greater part of it is unnamed and unknown. What are we waiting for? 
-you'll see what I mean), but the old goldminers'​ track, and various animal pads and + 
-open glades which make up the streamlined version of their route, are overgrown and +All that we need is a more certain knowledge of the quickest way in we are in the same position here as were the early walkers before the standard routes from Katoomba to the Cox became wellknown. The best way in to Ettrema is almost certainly that discovered by the incredibly ingenious Old Buffers (wait till you see it, and you'll see what I mean), but the old goldminers'​ track, and various animal pads and open glades which make up the streamlined version of their route, are overgrown and slow and difficult to follow. The overgrowth is mostly weeds and creepers; these old tracks are beaten too hard for saplings to grow on them, and the passage of one or two good big walking parties would leave them clearly ​marked ​for months. 
-.low and difficult to follow. The overgrowth is mostly weeds and creepers; these old tracks are beaten too hard for saplings to grow on them, and the passage of one or two good big walking parties would leave them clearly ​markpd ​for months. + 
-The first of these parties is going down on Friday night, 31st July. The idea is to walk lightweight,​ without tents as there are plenty of caves, and on arriving at Point Possibility,​ to split up into small groups to explare ​in various directions and regather at midday Sunday to return to Yalwal. For further details see me. +The first of these parties is going down on Friday night, 31st July. The idea is to walk lightweight,​ without tents as there are plenty of caves, and on arriving at Point Possibility,​ to split up into small groups to explore ​in various directions and regather at midday Sunday to return to Yalwal. For further details see me. 
-'Phone JU3218 (home) ; FJ8811 (business). + 
-David Ingram has recently visited Cairns and reports that Joan Walker is well, and walking when possible. A picture of Joan on the top of Mt. Bartle Frere, the highest peak in Queensland, appeared recently in the Queensland Centenary issue of "​Walkabout"​. News from Bushies will be welcomed. Address ​0/- Commonwealth Health +'Phone JU3218 (home); FJ8811 (business). 
-Laboratories,​ Cairns, QueenSLand. + 
-   WHERE'S THE TREASURER ​? ?  +---- 
-Ron Knightley was last seen on June 27th boarding a 'plane for New Guinea. + 
-Don't worry folks, we've checked that our Bank balance is still intactDuring his three weeks business trip, Ron will be seeing old meMber ​Bill Carter, who is Director of Posts and Telegraphs in New Guinea.+David Ingram has recently visited Cairns and reports that Joan Walker is well, and walking when possible. A picture of Joan on the top of Mt. Bartle Frere, the highest peak in Queensland, appeared recently in the Queensland Centenary issue of "​Walkabout"​. News from Bushies will be welcomed. Address ​C/- Commonwealth Health Laboratories,​ Cairns, QueenSLand. 
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 +=== Where's the Treasurer?? === 
 + 
 +Ron Knightley was last seen on June 27th boarding a 'plane for New Guinea. Don't worry folks, we've checked that our Bank balance is still intactDuring his three weeks business trip, Ron will be seeing old member ​Bill Carter, who is Director of Posts and Telegraphs in New Guinea. 
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 MR. liARVEY WINS THE LOTTERY. MR. liARVEY WINS THE LOTTERY.
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