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 **The Sydney Bushwalker** **The Sydney Bushwalker**
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers. The N.S.W. Nurses'​ Association Rooms, "​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place, Sydney.\\ +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bush Walkers. The N.S.W. Nurses'​ Association Rooms, "​Northcote Building",​ Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No.4476 G.P.O. Sydney. Phone JW1462.
-Box No.4476 G.P.O.Sydney.\\ +
-Phone JW1462.+
  
-**No.297 ​ September 1959** ​+**No.297 ​ September 1959  Price 1/- ** 
  
-Price 1/- 
  
 |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. W3514| |**Editor**|Don Matthews, 33 Pomona Street, Pennant Hills. W3514|
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 Worthwhile reading: "​Australian Wild Life"​.\\ Worthwhile reading: "​Australian Wild Life"​.\\
-(Journal of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia). Fiftieth Anniversary Number Vol.4. No.4 June 1959. On page 80, "​Flowering Plants of the Uloola Track, Royal National Park. Part 2 of a comprehensive account of the ecology of this well known walking area, with a list of plants to be found there.+(Journal of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia). Fiftieth Anniversary Number Vol.4. No.4 June 1959. On page 80, "​Flowering Plants of the Uloola Track, Royal National Park." ​Part 2 of a comprehensive account of the ecology of this well known walking area, with a list of plants to be found there.
  
  
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 I found it I found it: I was quite on the job, but here at last was the map - "​Rudolph'​s Tourist Guide to the Kowmung River and Environs"​. Clutching it I burst into Mrs. Stitt'​s dining room. Snow was eating his tea and looked resigned as I entered. I found it I found it: I was quite on the job, but here at last was the map - "​Rudolph'​s Tourist Guide to the Kowmung River and Environs"​. Clutching it I burst into Mrs. Stitt'​s dining room. Snow was eating his tea and looked resigned as I entered.
  
-"I found it!" I shouted in his ear, and spread out the map. Snow moved his plate until he could see the sausages again and went on quietly eating. "​Nowhere we are", I said, jabbing at the map with a finger. "From Thurat Trig here, you follow back along this low ridge until ---" +"I found it!" I shouted in his ear, and spread out the map. Snow moved his plate until he could see the sausages again and went on quietly eating. "​Nowhere we are", I said, jabbing at the map with a finger. "From Thurat Trig here, you follow back along this low ridge until ---"There was silence. Snow'​s ​curiosity ​was roused and he glanced at the spot where my finger had come to rest. A small triangular section of map was missing at the corner of a fold - not a big piece - less than a square inch in area, and yet.
-There was silence. Snow'​s ​clariosity ​was roused and he glanced at the spot where my finger had come to rest. A small triangular section of map was missing at the corner of a fold - not a big piece - less than a square inch in area, and yet.+
  
 At the brink of this awful chasm my ridge vanished, reappearing about l map miles further on, and you can believe me (or as Snow pointed out, you can believe me not) but in that missing corner is a Queen Pin and a King Pin too. The way Snow laughed I could tell he thought I was beaten. Not quite though, because a little further down from where the ridge reappeared I'd spotted an "​Emperor"​ Pin and any person with the average knowledge of Myles Dunphy'​s tastes in nomenclature will realise that he's not the person to have an Emperor Pin all alone and lonely on a ridge by itself. So you see, I still cherish a hope that one day I'll find my new Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Sheet, and when at last I gaze at that elusive At the brink of this awful chasm my ridge vanished, reappearing about l map miles further on, and you can believe me (or as Snow pointed out, you can believe me not) but in that missing corner is a Queen Pin and a King Pin too. The way Snow laughed I could tell he thought I was beaten. Not quite though, because a little further down from where the ridge reappeared I'd spotted an "​Emperor"​ Pin and any person with the average knowledge of Myles Dunphy'​s tastes in nomenclature will realise that he's not the person to have an Emperor Pin all alone and lonely on a ridge by itself. So you see, I still cherish a hope that one day I'll find my new Blue Mountains and Burragorang Tourist Sheet, and when at last I gaze at that elusive
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 SEPTEMBER 16 Dr. John Bunt - illustrated talk on Antartic. SEPTEMBER 16 Dr. John Bunt - illustrated talk on Antartic.
  
-SEPTEMBER 23 Debate - "The older members are of greater benefit to the Club". This will be good - don't miss it+SEPTEMBER 23 Debate - "The older members are of greater benefit to the Club". This will be good - don't miss it.
  
 SEPTEMBER 25 See David Ingram regarding the Federation Ball at the Paddington Town Hall. As Federation Delegate he is arranging the S.B.W. party with Ed Stretton as hostess. David has the tickets. If you prefer to arrange a private party - that, is all right with David too, but we hope there will be an appropriate S.B.W roll up. SEPTEMBER 25 See David Ingram regarding the Federation Ball at the Paddington Town Hall. As Federation Delegate he is arranging the S.B.W. party with Ed Stretton as hostess. David has the tickets. If you prefer to arrange a private party - that, is all right with David too, but we hope there will be an appropriate S.B.W roll up.
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 I am kept posted of Club's doings by receiving the "​Mag"​ and it is a comfort to me in this cold hole they call Melbourne to read the accounts of the different trips and their experiences. Although I am six hundred miles from you, I still feel I have a little corner in S.B. that I may be able to fit into again some day. I am kept posted of Club's doings by receiving the "​Mag"​ and it is a comfort to me in this cold hole they call Melbourne to read the accounts of the different trips and their experiences. Although I am six hundred miles from you, I still feel I have a little corner in S.B. that I may be able to fit into again some day.
  
-"In the Classified Ads section of S.B.W. Pink Pages I may be called "​inactive"​ but I have been active in a different sort of way and really haven'​t time for any walking down here; the thought of spending a night out in the bush in this cold weather is too much. I have changed my address again and am now boarding in+In the Classified Ads section of S.B.W. Pink Pages I may be called "​inactive"​ but I have been active in a different sort of way and really haven'​t time for any walking down here; the thought of spending a night out in the bush in this cold weather is too much. I have changed my address again and am now boarding in
 Essendon. I have found it gives me more free time to myself and no more of this business of cooking for yourself every night. To use the well known phrase from an equally well known source "You can have it all and not get hooked"​ (well nearly all anyway). Essendon. I have found it gives me more free time to myself and no more of this business of cooking for yourself every night. To use the well known phrase from an equally well known source "You can have it all and not get hooked"​ (well nearly all anyway).
    
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 Here is established a Central Block with dining and recreation room, kitchen, small shop and staff quarters. Nearby are the ablution blocks equipped with scalding hot water available 24 hours of the day. On ledges a little lower down are a series of slab bungalows connected together by a covered concrete pathway. Inside, the rooms are simply furnished but the mattresses are of the innerspring variety and the sheets scrupulously clean. Here is established a Central Block with dining and recreation room, kitchen, small shop and staff quarters. Nearby are the ablution blocks equipped with scalding hot water available 24 hours of the day. On ledges a little lower down are a series of slab bungalows connected together by a covered concrete pathway. Inside, the rooms are simply furnished but the mattresses are of the innerspring variety and the sheets scrupulously clean.
  
-The essentials for many walkers apart from interesting ​-walking country are lots +The essentials for many walkers apart from interesting walking country are lots of hot water, clean comfortable beds and good home cooked food. The food is quite a feature at Binnaburra. Breakfast consists of porridge or Cornflakes etc. followed by chops, sausages or the like and lots of marmalade and bread and butter. Lunch is nearly always eaten away from the Lodge and dinner is served at 6.00 p m. You queue up for soup and take it to your place at the table and then go back for more or put your plate in at the special window to be washed up. You then step smartly to the next window and choose from three or four different roasts and take away a generous helping with several varies of vegetables. Returns are encouraged. Having absorbed sufficient proteins you then rise from the table, put the dirty plate in for washing and step smartly to the serving window and have a dish of one of the five varieties of sweets. One is appropriately labelled "Yes please"​. This intrigued us but we soon found out that it consisted of a generous portion of the other four topped with a large spoonful of thick cream. Then comes coffee. In the winter time the front of the log fire is a splendid spot to digest - in the summertime seats out on the lawn under the stars are equally attractive. Away in the distance a thin line of twinkling lights dhows where the Seekers of Synthetic Pleasures are spending their pounds on the Gold Coast of Queensland.
-of hot water, clean comfortable beds and good home cooked food. The food is quite a feature at Binnaburra. Breakfast consists of porridge or Cornflakes etc. followed by chops, sausages or the like and lots of marmalade and bread and butter. Lunch is nearly always eaten away from the Lodge and dinner is served at 6.00 p m. You queue up for soup and take it to your place at the table and then go back for more or put your plate in at the special window to be washed up. You then step smartly to +
-the next window and choose from three or four different roasts and take away a generous +
-helping with several varies of vegetables. Returns are encouraged. Having absorbed sufficient proteins you then rise from the table, put the dirty plate in for washing and step smartly to the serving window and have a dish of one of the five varieties of sweets. One is appropriately labelled "Yes please"​. This intrigued us but we soon found out that it consisted of a generous portion of the other four topped +
-with a large spoonful of thick cream. Then comes coffee. In the winter time the front of the log fire is a splendid spot to digest - in the summertime seats out on the lawn under the stars are equally attractive. Away in the distance a thin line of twinkling lights dhows where the Seekers of Synthetic Pleasures are spending their pounds on the Gold Coast of Queensland.+
  
-The first day after our arrival at Binnaburra we three S.B.W'​s collected our luncheon and went to the Arthur Groom Memorial which is a simple stone monument flanked on either side by rough timber seats, the whole set in a well kept springy lawn. To the left a four feet track leads off through the trees and almost ​immediate- +The first day after our arrival at Binnaburra we three S.B.W'​s collected our luncheon and went to the Arthur Groom Memorial which is a simple stone monument flanked on either side by rough timber seats, the whole set in a well kept springy lawn. To the left a four feet track leads off through the trees and almost ​immediately ​enters the rain forest. Birds twitter and sing or chase the many flying insects, the path is dappled with sunlight, the grade is very gently sloping and invites one to go on. Soon you pass the Cathedral Tree which is an old giant that has had a fig tree seed deposited hight up by a bird. The roots have grown down and surrounded the tree trunk with a network of strongly supporting energy. It has finally held the tree so tightly that the sap has been stopped and the tree died in its clutches. It has quickly rotted, and now you can stand inside the fig tree looking up for 50 or more feet where once the forest giant stood. The fig tree branches now take the place of its one time accommodating host.
-ly enters the rain forest. Birds twitter and sing or chase the many flying insects, the path is dappled with sunlight, the grade is very gently sloping and invites one +
-to go on. Soon you pass the Cathedral Tree mhich is an old giant that has had a fig +
-tree seed deposited hight up by a bird. The roots have grown down and surrounded the tree trunk with a network:of strongly supporting energy. It has finally held the tree so tightly that the sap has been stopped and the tree died in its clutches. It has quickly rotted, and now you can stand inside the fig tree looking up for 50 or more feet where once the forest giant stood. The fig tree branches now take the place of its one time accommodating host.+
  
 +Going along the track, from time to time there are little lookouts on to the Numenbah Valley.
 +Soon the track descends more steeply but still very easily into Palm Valley. This is filled with Arctinophoenix palms with heads of long waving plumes. Into this Valley a waterfall of purest white plunges in front of extremely black wet rocks. The stream continues on so clear and transparent as to be almost non-existent. Here, the track at the side under the palms is covered with mosses and ferns. The jungle is thick and reminded me very much of some mountainous streams I have seen in Ceylon. It only needed a few elephants to complete the picture. Palm Valley is also known as the Hidden, Valley for just as abruptly the path turns up again and leads into open country with not a suggestion of the lushness and richness of the Palm Valley below.
  
 +Our track led us round into the open on the edge of a high narrow ledge with beautiful views into the valleys below and a good view of Egg Rock. This curious egg shaped dome rises almost directly from the floor, of the valley and stands apart from the other hills. Soon it was clear to us why the route was known as Ships Stern for the track goes around the end of the peninsula and with a hairpin bend returns on the opposite side of the ledge. You might, quite easily, be walking around the stern of a cruiser. The track goes for a mile or so through open park-like country before it again plunges into the rain forest.
  
-Going along the trackfrom time to time there are little lookouts ​on to the Numenbah Valley. +Near the junction of the "​Ship'​s Stern Track" and the Border Track which runs along the Queensland/​New South Wales borderwe paused for a moment. Here was a photographer with a camera and tripod capturing an elfin city of fungi on a giant fallen log. The delicate groupings of the creamy yellow and brown fungi were just like a minute capitalSomehow this seemed to breathe ​the essence ​of BinnaburraA joy in natural beauty ​and a desire ​to absorb it and share it with othersThe simple things are the enduring things ​and yet within a few days its beauty will have changedNature ​is supreme at Binnaburra ​and one really feels close to God and it so much beauty and so much of His handy work in the stillness and silence, without any sense of loneliness
-Soon the track descends more steeply but still very easily into Palm Valley. This is filled with Arctinophoenix palms with heads of long waving plumesInto this Valley a waterfall of purest white plunges ​in front of extremely black wet rocks. The stream continues on so clear and transparent as to be almost non-existentHere, the + 
-track at the side under the palms is covered with mosses ​and fernsThe jungle ​is +We came upon another group and quickly exchanged ​with them the highlights ​of our trips and together laughing and joking we made our may back to hot water, ​the good food, and the comfortable bedsFor the Old and Bold and the Young and HealthyBinnaburra has something to offer for all.
-thick and reminded me very much of some mountainous streans I have seen in Ceylon. It only needed a few elephants to complete ​the picture+
--.Palm Valley is also knovn as the Hidden, Valley for just as abruptly the path +
-turns up again and leads into open country ​with not a suggestion ​of the lushness ​and richness of the Palm Valley below. +
-Our track led us round into the open on the edge of a high narrow ledge with +
-beautiful views into the valleys below and a good view of Egg Rock. This curious egg shaped dome rises almost dLrectly from the floorof the valley ​and stands apart from the other hills. +
-Soon it was clear to us why the route was known as Ships Stern for the track +
-goes around the end of the peninsula ​and with a hairpin bend returns on the opposite +
-side of the ledge. You mightquite easily, be walking around the stern of a cruiser. +
-The track goes for a mile or so through open park-like country before it again +
-plunges into the rain forest.+
  
-Near the junction of the "​Ship'​s Stern Track" and the13alprder Trace which runs along the Queensland/​New South Wales border, we paused for a moment. Here was a photographer with a camerra and tripod capturing an elfin city of fungi on a giant fallen log. The delicate groupings of the creamy yellow and brown fungi were just like a minute capital. Somehow this seemed to breathe the essence of Binnaburra. A joy in natural beauty and a desire to absorb it and share it with others. The simple things are the enduring things and yet within a few days its beauty will have changed. Nature is supreme at Binnaburra and one really feels close to God and it 
-so much beauty and so much of His handywark in the stillness and silence, without any sense of loneliness. 
-We came upon another group and quickly exchanged with them the highlights of our trips$ and together laughing and joking we made our may back: to hot water, the good food, and the comfortable beds. 
-Far the old and Bold and the Young and Healthy, Binnaburra has symething to offer for all. 
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 ====== You Can Easily Be Caught ====== ====== You Can Easily Be Caught ======
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 The title, at first glance, may lead the reader into the belief that this maybe a warning against being snared into the bonds of matrimony, but actually it alludes to something worse - caught for money - and big time at that, too. The title, at first glance, may lead the reader into the belief that this maybe a warning against being snared into the bonds of matrimony, but actually it alludes to something worse - caught for money - and big time at that, too.
  
-As we hurry along, through the busy city, or blithely through the bush, with our rucksack on our powerful shoulders, we are creating a potential liability for ourselves at Common Law, with particular regard to Negligence. All the big Court Awards one reads about in connection with motor car accidents where the driver is proved guilty of negligent driving, arise out of Common Law procedures. Sums of L16,000 and the like are mentioned lightly, awarded by same kindhearted and sympathetic jury who don't have to foot the bill, and couldn'​t care less where the jolly greenbacks come from, because they know insurance will take care of it. +As we hurry along, through the busy city, or blithely through the bush, with our rucksack on our powerful shoulders, we are creating a potential liability for ourselves at Common Law, with particular regard to Negligence. All the big Court Awards one reads about in connection with motor car accidents where the driver is proved guilty of negligent driving, arise out of Common Law procedures. Sums of L16,000 and the like are mentioned lightly, awarded by same kindhearted and sympathetic jury who don't have to foot the bill, and couldn'​t care less where the jolly greenbacks come from, because they know insurance will take care of it. So, Mr Bushwalker, this could be serious for you if you received a debit note in the post, on the familiar blue paper the Courts just love, saying just how many noughts there were on the end of the amount you owed someone you had wronged by Negligence whilst walking. People who perform negligent acts, or conversely, fail to perform a reasonably expected act to ensure safety, and as a result of which another person suffers injury (or death) or damage to his property or interference with his livelihood, can get the axe in the Courts, and are deemed liable at Common Law.
  
-So, 11". Bushwalker, this could be serious for you if you received a debit note in the post, on the familiar blue paper the Courts just love, saying just how many noughts there were on the end of the amount you owed someone you had wronged by Negligence whilst walking. People who perform negligent acts, or conversely, fail to perform a reasonably expected act to ensure safety, and as a result of which another person suffers injury (or death) or damage to his property or interference with his livelihood, can get the axe in the Courts, and are deemed liable at Common Law. +There are a variety of ways in which the modest Bushwalker can bring trouble on his head by carrying weight on his shoulders through the propulsion of his feet. He can be dashing madly across the concourse at Central Station to catch his train, bump into some old lady, who falls and breaks her hip and, by virtue of her age, won't walk again. This involves medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, and nursing for the rest of her life. If you survived the hazards of Central, you have carelessly placed your rucksack on the luggage rack when, at the first lurch out of Redfern, it falls on the head of an unoffending traveller, smashing his spectacles which gash his cheek, spattering his going away suit with ruddigore. Maybe you were lucky, and made Katoomba Unharmed, where you repaired to the well-known AB
- +
-There are a variety of mays in which the modest Bushwalker can bring trouble on his head by carrying weight on his shoulders through the propulsion of his feet. He can be dashing madly across the concourse at Central Station to catch his train, bump into some old lady, who falls and breaks her hip and, by virtue of her age, won't walk again. This involves medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, and nursing for the rest of her life. If you survived the hazards of Central, you have carelessly placed your rucksack on the luggage rack when, at the first lurch out of Redfern, it falls on the head of an unoffending traveller, smashing his spectacles which gash his cheek, spattering his going away suit with ruddigore. Maybe you were lucky, and made Katoomba Unharmed, where you repaired to the well-known AB+
 Cafe for a cuppa hot coffee, depositing your pack in the middle of the aisle between the logues. In comes another customer who trips over it, and his collarbone is gone in a flash, and he's gashed his forehead on the edge of the seat and is concussed. Cafe for a cuppa hot coffee, depositing your pack in the middle of the aisle between the logues. In comes another customer who trips over it, and his collarbone is gone in a flash, and he's gashed his forehead on the edge of the seat and is concussed.
  
-Loss of wages, more suffering, headaches, etc. And then you'll be concussed, too! But you're careful, you've avoided all these pitfalls, giving everything you do a second thought, making sure. You are at the base of the Warrumbungles and it's a VERY windy day. Your fire gets away and burns out the nearest homestead, a paddock of prize sheep, a tractor, the hay shed and next year's grass. A cool (or hot) E10,COL +Loss of wages, more suffering, headaches, etc. And then you'll be concussed, too! But you're careful, you've avoided all these pitfalls, giving everything you do a second thought, making sure. You are at the base of the Warrumbungles and it's a VERY windy day. Your fire gets away and burns out the nearest homestead, a paddock of prize sheep, a tractor, the hay shed and next year's grass. A cool (or hot) L10,000.  ​Or perhaps you were the leader of the party which left closed a gate they had found open, and the livestock perished because they couldn'​t get down to the creek. ​
-Or perhaps you were the leader of the party which left closed a gate they had found open, and the livestock perished because they couldn'​t get down to the creek. By this time you are flat broke and mortally afraid to venture on any more trips, but you lead a climbing-down-the-waterfall one in Davies'​ Canyon. The rope you brought without testing didn't hold his 14-stone, and he crashed down, to be paralysed for the rest of his life. A nurse at L18 a week, and his wages.+
  
-Yes folks, the games fraught with danger, but whether bushwalker or not, our daily lifeeven if you are like me in the Lower Income Bracket and don't own a car, opens the door (not the car's) to all sorts of unforeseen legal liabilities of this sort, which can be taken care of, as in the case of the motorist, by proper insurance. But, as remarked earlier, we can't stop you getting caught in the lawyer-vines of matrimony!+By this time you are flat broke and mortally afraid to venture on any more trips, but you lead a climbing-down-the-waterfall one in Davies'​ Canyon. The rope you brought without testing didn't hold his 14-stone, and he crashed down, to be paralysed for the rest of his life. A nurse at L18 a week, and his wages. 
 + 
 +Yes folks, the games fraught with danger, but whether bushwalker or not, our daily life even if you are like me in the Lower Income Bracket and don't own a car, opens the door (not the car's) to all sorts of unforeseen legal liabilities of this sort, which can be taken care of, as in the case of the motorist, by proper insurance. But, as remarked earlier, we can't stop you getting caught in the lawyer-vines of matrimony!
  
  
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 "​I'​ve just made a catalogue. First day - he sends a partridge in a pear tree. That's all right - silly sort of present, but these young gentry often have crackpot ideas. Now, I don't mind a bit of roast partridge. But am I allowed to wring its neck? Not on your life. The bird has to sit in the tree, so I delegate a gardener to plant the tree, and there the silly fowl sits, preening itself. "​I'​ve just made a catalogue. First day - he sends a partridge in a pear tree. That's all right - silly sort of present, but these young gentry often have crackpot ideas. Now, I don't mind a bit of roast partridge. But am I allowed to wring its neck? Not on your life. The bird has to sit in the tree, so I delegate a gardener to plant the tree, and there the silly fowl sits, preening itself.
  
-"​Right. Day Two. Two turtle doves. ​ Useless things, gooing and cooing and messing up the battlements. Nice sentiment, though, I expect. But - another partridge and another pear tree. 'Struth: +"​Right. Day Two. Two turtle doves. ​ Useless things, gooing and cooing and messing up the battlements. Nice sentiment, though, I expect. But - another partridge and another pear tree. Struth
-"Next day - three French hens. So all my cockerels haven'​t looked at a decent little Orpington or Leghorn for a week or more, chasing those French hussies. Then+ 
 +"Next day - three French hens. So all my cockerels haven'​t looked at a decent little Orpington or Leghorn for a week or more, chasing those French hussies. Then two more doves, another partridge, another pear tree. Hell: 
 + 
 +"Next four calling birds, chattering inanely, all day: three more French hens, two more doves, and strike me lucky whaddyouknow - another partridge and pear tree.""​ 
 + 
 +"Well, on the fifth day, I thought we were getting someplace - five gold rings. After the spate of feathered friends, that was a turn for the better. But the idiot sends along another consignment of calling birds, hens, doves - and another rotten partridge. 
 + 
 +"After that he cut loose but to date he's sent us - \\ 
 +Eleven Twenty Twenty Thirty Thirty Thirty Thirty \\ 
 +Thirty Twenty, Twenty Eleven\\ 
 +partridges and eleven pear trees turtle doves\\ 
 +seven French hens, two calling birds, five gold rings, six geese a laying, five swans swimming\\ 
 +two maids a milking, seven ladies dancing\\ 
 +lords a leaping pipers playing altogether. \\ 
 +I'm not going through it day by day, 
 + 
 +"What do you think of all that rubbish? Oh no, never a jar of tobacco or a bottle of whiskey for me. Oh no Just look out in the yard - listen to that uproar. Just look at the mess - 
 + 
 +"​Eleven pipers playing. and down, up and down. I hate bagpipes. Wheezing and groaning and walking up 
 + 
 +"​Twenty lords a leaping: Bounce, bounce, bounce, up and end - the one whose breeches are going to fall down anytime"​. 
 + 
 +Blimey. Just get a load of the idiots, will you? down, up and down. Cop that funny little cove. Makes you seasick to look at 'em.
  
-two more doves, another partridge, another pear tree. Heil: 
-"Next fnur calling birds, chattering inanely, all day: three more French 
-hens, two more doves, and strike me lucky whaddyouknow - another partridge and pear tree. 
-"Well, on the fifth day, I thought we were getting someplace - five gold 
-rings. After the spate of feathered friends, that was a turn for the better. But the idiot sends along another consignment of calling birds, hens, doves - and another rotten partridge. 
-"After that he cut loose 
-but to date he's sent us - Eleven Twenty Twenty Thirty Thirty Thirty Thirty Thirty Twenty Twenty Eleven 
-partridges and eleven pear trees turtle doves 
-seven French hens two calling birds five gold rings six geese a'​laying five swans '​swimming 
-two maids afmilking seven ladies dancing 
-lords a'​leaping pipers playing. 
-altogether. I'm not going through it day by day, 
-"What do you think of all that rubbish? Oh no, never a jar of tobacco or a bottle of whiskey for me. Oh no Just look out in the yard - listen to that uproar: Just look at the mess - 
-"​Eleven pipers playing. and down, up and down. 
-I hate bagpipes. Wheezing and groaning and walking up 
-"​Twenty lords a!leaping: Bounce, bounce, bounce, up and end - the one -whose breeches look at 'em. 
-Blimey: Just get a load of the idiots, will you? down, up and down. Cop that funny little cove at the are going to fall down anytime. Makes you seasick:to 
 '​Twenty seven ladies dancing - and not a good sort in the lot. Where did he get that collection of bags? '​Twenty seven ladies dancing - and not a good sort in the lot. Where did he get that collection of bags?
-"​Thirty-two maids atmilking. Well, they would be if he'd sent the cows as well. Instead they'​re eating me out of house and home - well, them and the ladies and lords and pipers - all ninety of 'em.+ 
 +"​Thirty-two maids at milking. Well, they would be if he'd sent the cows as well. Instead they'​re eating me out of house and home - well, them and the ladies and lords and pipers - all ninety of 'em. 
 "Then the moat's chock full of swans, and in the fowl run we've got thirty six geese and twenty seven French hens. Just as well we're getting a few eggs from 'em. I've bad to pawn the gold rings to feed the mob. "Then the moat's chock full of swans, and in the fowl run we've got thirty six geese and twenty seven French hens. Just as well we're getting a few eggs from 'em. I've bad to pawn the gold rings to feed the mob.
-PAnd look at the orchard - full of pear trees, each with a stupid partridge squatting dismally in it.+ 
 +And look at the orchard - full of pear trees, each with a stupid partridge squatting dismally in it. 
 "I tell you, he's driving me mad. Just as well it's the Twelfth Day. i I'd like to know what fresh horror he's got in store ----- What's that rumbling noise? " "I tell you, he's driving me mad. Just as well it's the Twelfth Day. i I'd like to know what fresh horror he's got in store ----- What's that rumbling noise? "
  
 +"Oh Daddy, it's the present for today! Isn't he a pet - just look out"​. ​
  
 +"NO, no, I daren'​t. Tell me. I'm not game to look."
 +
 +"​Twelve lovely boys in gold tunics and red hose, all with drums." ​
 +
 +"What else?"'​
 +
 +"​Eleven more pipers"​
  
-"Oh Daddy, it's the present for today! Isn't he a pet - just look out". "NO, no, I daren'​t. Tell me. I'm not game to look." 
-"​Twelve lovely boys in gold tunics and red hose, all with drums."​ "What else?"'​ 
-"​Eleven more pipers:"​ 
 "Any more?" "Any more?"
-"Ten more lards ---+ 
 +"Ten more lords ---
 "All right! All right: And right at the end. Is there - ? Is it - ? Not another, please, please not another."​ "All right! All right: And right at the end. Is there - ? Is it - ? Not another, please, please not another."​
 +
 "Yes, Daddy, a partridge in a pear tree." "Yes, Daddy, a partridge in a pear tree."
  
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 Federation meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6.30 p m. Grace Wagg is the only S.B.W. representative on the Executive at present. Surely we can supply another member to do this comparatively easy task. Federation meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6.30 p m. Grace Wagg is the only S.B.W. representative on the Executive at present. Surely we can supply another member to do this comparatively easy task.
  
-TRANSPORT INSURANCE ​pouay. Inquiry revealed that all Clubs were not at present unanimous about this matter. It is now proposed that Search and Rescue Section will prepare a draft policy and report back to Federation.+TRANSPORT INSURANCE ​POLICY. Inquiry revealed that all Clubs were not at present unanimous about this matter. It is now proposed that Search and Rescue Section will prepare a draft policy and report back to Federation.
  
 CAMP SPOTS. Small portions of land adjacent to public transport, railway stations, etc. and suitable for transitory camping far walkers is a matter which the Conservation Bureau wishes to take up. If you know of any likely spots, please advise Club Delegates. CAMP SPOTS. Small portions of land adjacent to public transport, railway stations, etc. and suitable for transitory camping far walkers is a matter which the Conservation Bureau wishes to take up. If you know of any likely spots, please advise Club Delegates.
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 The last drop to the creek floor was about 20' along similar ledges. The face also presents several other easy descent routes. The creek now approached the rim of the plateau and its narrowness became less The last drop to the creek floor was about 20' along similar ledges. The face also presents several other easy descent routes. The creek now approached the rim of the plateau and its narrowness became less
-pronounced. When the rim was reached a maghificent ​sight was before us. Across the valley, Point Possibility stood up above us, the right hand walls of the plateau rose up to 300' over us, at our feet a magnificent fall of over 100' cascaded straight down into a deep green pool below. Truly a time and place for a rest and, as the walls protected us from the mind, a sunbake. (Putt'​s mob climbing on Point Possibility were suffering the cooling effects of a 25 mph. July westerly.)+pronounced. When the rim was reached a magnificent ​sight was before us. Across the valley, Point Possibility stood up above us, the right hand walls of the plateau rose up to 300' over us, at our feet a magnificent fall of over 100' cascaded straight down into a deep green pool below. Truly a time and place for a rest and, as the walls protected us from the mind, a sunbake. (Putt'​s mob climbing on Point Possibility were suffering the cooling effects of a 25 mph. July westerly.)
  
 Again it seemed we were to be thwarted but fortunately to our right a long scree slope clothed in brambles afforded an easy and simple descent to the creek again. The pool below was circled by Lilli Pilli'​s in full crop and haloed by a full rainbow. For the next mile, the creek wound its tortuous way through numerous small falls, block ups, water races, rapids and cascades, each flowed one upon the other until by 10.45 we passed the entrance of Dog Ledge Creek and then turned right into Gympie Creek and began to climb back to Dog Ledge Pass. We did not know this creek was named Gympie until we had progressed up for some distance (20 yards) then Powie: we were surrounded. Not having gloves or "'​longuns"​ we looked favourably at the bramble covered ridge and finally reached the cliff line much later than we hoped. Again it seemed we were to be thwarted but fortunately to our right a long scree slope clothed in brambles afforded an easy and simple descent to the creek again. The pool below was circled by Lilli Pilli'​s in full crop and haloed by a full rainbow. For the next mile, the creek wound its tortuous way through numerous small falls, block ups, water races, rapids and cascades, each flowed one upon the other until by 10.45 we passed the entrance of Dog Ledge Creek and then turned right into Gympie Creek and began to climb back to Dog Ledge Pass. We did not know this creek was named Gympie until we had progressed up for some distance (20 yards) then Powie: we were surrounded. Not having gloves or "'​longuns"​ we looked favourably at the bramble covered ridge and finally reached the cliff line much later than we hoped.
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 Luckily, Putt had waited for us and hauled our packs up Dog Ledge Pass or else four bods would be still wedged in this crevasse. It is a truly wonderful find and can only be seen to be believed as it so simply overcomes a 45' (plus) cliff drop. After a spot of scran we made haste for Yalwal. Luckily, Putt had waited for us and hauled our packs up Dog Ledge Pass or else four bods would be still wedged in this crevasse. It is a truly wonderful find and can only be seen to be believed as it so simply overcomes a 45' (plus) cliff drop. After a spot of scran we made haste for Yalwal.
  
-Party Times: Yalwal to Bunbundah Creek (via Danjera Gap) -2i hours Bunbundah Creek to Dog Ledge Pass l " +Party Times: Yalwal to Bunbundah Creek (via Danjera Gap) 2.5 hoursBunbundah Creek to Dog Ledge Pass lhour, ​Monkey Creek  Cinch Creek  Ettrema Creek 8 hours.
-Monkey Creek  Cinch Creek  Ettrema Creek 8 n+
  
 The challenge is still there! It's a mighty piece of rugged country; go and have a look! The challenge is still there! It's a mighty piece of rugged country; go and have a look!
  
  
-NEAT : You missed the S.B.W. Amateur Hour? "An Amateur Hour with a difference"​. In Advertised, and it sure was.+NEAT : You missed the S.B.W. Amateur Hour? "An Amateur Hour with a difference" ​we advertised, and it sure was.
  
-Grace Jolly came down from Wentworth Falls to join the playreading ​group in Sacha Guitry'​s "Villa for Sale", and with Singing Commercials,​ Graham "​Strongman"​ Nelson'​s lifting act (Hey, that's not spinach, thats a Monstera Deliciosa.) Spiro '(Bill'​s) +Grace Jolly came down from Wentworth Falls to join the play reading ​group in Sacha Guitry'​s "Villa for Sale", and with Singing Commercials,​ Graham "​Strongman"​ Nelson'​s lifting act (Hey, that's not spinach, thats a Monstera Deliciosa.) Spiro'(Bill'​s) violin, Graham Cowell'​s magic tricks, Kevin Dean's and Bob Duncan'​s singing and Taro's acts (gee, is there anyone we've missed) it was a mighty night. Compered and kicked along by McGregor and Wagg.
-violin, Graham Cowell'​s magic tricks, Kevin Dean's and Bob Duncan'​s singing and Taro's acts (gee, is there anyone we've missed) it was a mighty night. Compered and kicked along by McGregor and Wagg.+
  
  
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 By "​Barometrick"​ By "​Barometrick"​
  
-Alex Colley has a sure-fire method of ensuring fine weather for his walking trips. Going down on the Nowra train on the Friday night to commence his nine days in the Corang-Mt. Renwick-The Castle Area in May, he spied the "​Mirror"​ weather map and tore it out; "This will do us" cried Alex "just look at that huge belt of high pressure right over the entire continent with a forecast for fine weather - it can't rain for a week. We'll take this with us and we'll be right!"​ The stars twinkled ​ down from a clear sly as he stowed the weather map away in his wallet. The party beamed with expectancy, having had dark thoughts about their wet Easter trip in the same area.+Alex Colley has a sure-fire method of ensuring fine weather for his walking trips. Going down on the Nowra train on the Friday night to commence his nine days in the Corang-Mt. Renwick-The Castle Area in May, he spied the "​Mirror"​ weather map and tore it out; "This will do us" cried Alex "just look at that huge belt of high pressure right over the entire continent with a forecast for fine weather - it can't rain for a week. We'll take this with us and we'll be right!"​ The stars twinkled ​ down from a clear sky as he stowed the weather map away in his wallet. The party beamed with expectancy, having had dark thoughts about their wet Easter trip in the same area.
  
 "How will the weather be today, Alex?" we asked the next morning. "Fine of course"​ says Alex, consulting his beaut map and forecast, "It works - it works:"​ "How will the weather be today, Alex?" we asked the next morning. "Fine of course"​ says Alex, consulting his beaut map and forecast, "It works - it works:"​
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 forget about it until ten minutes after someone stokes up the fire when it will explode violently with heavy blast within three feet and considerable fall out up to fifteen feet. This clears the area around the fire and the sausages can then be cooked in comfort while the victims are decontaminating themselves. forget about it until ten minutes after someone stokes up the fire when it will explode violently with heavy blast within three feet and considerable fall out up to fifteen feet. This clears the area around the fire and the sausages can then be cooked in comfort while the victims are decontaminating themselves.
  
-GOLD AND SILVER WALK. On David Ingram'​s recent ramble along Cattai Creek, the display of golden wattles was the best ever encountered in this area. Not to be outdone, Phyllis Ratcliffe produced a silver coloured teapot at lunchtime and Thelma Phillips used a genuine silver spoon for stirring her tea. Full marks to these ladies for introducing a little extra "​couth"​ to our day walks. P.S. Yes, Phyllis actually made tea in the pot, it wasn't just-for show.'+GOLD AND SILVER WALK. On David Ingram'​s recent ramble along Cattai Creek, the display of golden wattles was the best ever encountered in this area. Not to be outdone, Phyllis Ratcliffe produced a silver coloured teapot at lunchtime and Thelma Phillips used a genuine silver spoon for stirring her tea. Full marks to these ladies for introducing a little extra "​couth"​ to our day walks. P.S. Yes, Phyllis actually made tea in the pot, it wasn't just for show.'
  
 Required: One large tin of meat stew and some sausages. Required: One large tin of meat stew and some sausages.
  
-For Pedants only: Yes, Tennyson has been misquoted ​oh Page 1.+For Pedants only: Yes, Tennyson has been misquoted ​on Page 1.
 We claim that "In spring"​ sounds better than "In the spring"​ and accordingly used Editorial license. We claim that "In spring"​ sounds better than "In the spring"​ and accordingly used Editorial license.
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