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 I'm feeling in a better mood this month so you won't have to put up with a tirade about lack of walks on the programme, not enough articles for the mag. etc etc. (I'm saving this for next month.) I'm feeling in a better mood this month so you won't have to put up with a tirade about lack of walks on the programme, not enough articles for the mag. etc etc. (I'm saving this for next month.)
  
-August looks an interesting month from where I sit. Apart from visiting my Mother-in-law,​ there is Knightley'​s walk to Bungonia to consider. Unlike the leader, the country in this area is most fascinating,​ and worth repeated visits. (Besides, you won't have to carry packs.) Frank Leyden'​s ​wal Mumbedah Creek - Harrys River etc. cannot be overlooked either and Bob Godfrey'​s to Blue Gum is equally attractive. On the same weekend as Bob's, Wilf will take whoever'​s interested to 7 Gods Mtn and The Castle, so you'll have a tough decision to make that weekend. Fortunately,​ I won't have to risk an ulcer solving this conundrum. (see reference to M.I.L. above). If you can't get on with Frank Leyden, (no comment) Audrey Kenway has a delightful walk on the same weekend - Lilyvale-Palona Brook etc. All the day walks this month look good too, so you've plenty of choice.+August looks an interesting month from where I sit. Apart from visiting my Mother-in-law,​ there is Knightley'​s walk to Bungonia to consider. Unlike the leader, the country in this area is most fascinating,​ and worth repeated visits. (Besides, you won't have to carry packs.) Frank Leyden'​s ​walk Mumbedah Creek - Harrys River etc. cannot be overlooked either and Bob Godfrey'​s to Blue Gum is equally attractive. On the same weekend as Bob's, Wilf will take whoever'​s interested to 7 Gods Mtn and The Castle, so you'll have a tough decision to make that weekend. Fortunately,​ I won't have to risk an ulcer solving this conundrum. (see reference to M.I.L. above). If you can't get on with Frank Leyden, (no comment) Audrey Kenway has a delightful walk on the same weekend - Lilyvale-Palona Brook etc. All the day walks this month look good too, so you've plenty of choice.
  
 On top of all this, you lucky people, there are two attractive evenings arranged - Malc. McGregor'​s "Wild Flowers"​ and Mrs. McComish'​s "With the Pearling Fleet"​. Molly will probably have more to say about this elsewhere (Bill says this is not unusual). On top of all this, you lucky people, there are two attractive evenings arranged - Malc. McGregor'​s "Wild Flowers"​ and Mrs. McComish'​s "With the Pearling Fleet"​. Molly will probably have more to say about this elsewhere (Bill says this is not unusual).
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 Apart from the regular fab. features, this month we have the second of a trilogy from Jim Brown on "​Who'​d be a Walker",​ this one on mist and fog and very interesting reading you'll find it - probably remind you of those times you have staggered around in the pea soup. Apart from the regular fab. features, this month we have the second of a trilogy from Jim Brown on "​Who'​d be a Walker",​ this one on mist and fog and very interesting reading you'll find it - probably remind you of those times you have staggered around in the pea soup.
  
-We also have one of Kath NbKay's captivating efforts - the big day in the life of Ben the goat. You'll read it several times just as I have.+We also have one of Kath McKay's captivating efforts - the big day in the life of Ben the goat. You'll read it several times just as I have.
  
 As well, there is a short burst on a very worthwhile organisation - the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, which, apart from offering you some interesting activities, affords you the opportunity of doing something active in the struggle going on to preserve our fast-dwindling bushland and wild-life from axe, gun and dozer. As well, there is a short burst on a very worthwhile organisation - the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, which, apart from offering you some interesting activities, affords you the opportunity of doing something active in the struggle going on to preserve our fast-dwindling bushland and wild-life from axe, gun and dozer.
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 Rachel Askew in June. Rachel Askew in June.
  
-Also cdngratulations ​to Roy and Mary Braithwaite on the arrival in July of a son.+Also congratulations ​to Roy and Mary Braithwaite on the arrival in July of a son.
  
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 Alex. Colley Alex. Colley
  
-The meeting commenced with a welcome from the Presdent ​to Bob Duncan, back from the U.S., and looking very fit. Then a welcome was extended to five new members, Sandra Bardwell, Elayne Metcalf, David and Judy Balmer and Don Hodge.+The meeting commenced with a welcome from the President ​to Bob Duncan, back from the U.S., and looking very fit. Then a welcome was extended to five new members, Sandra Bardwell, Elayne Metcalf, David and Judy Balmer and Don Hodge.
  
 Advertising material received included literature on safe boating - no doubt word of the Rudolph Cup has reached the publishers - also a moral hot from the advertising agency - "Every woman has to hoodwink her man sometime."​ Advertising material received included literature on safe boating - no doubt word of the Rudolph Cup has reached the publishers - also a moral hot from the advertising agency - "Every woman has to hoodwink her man sometime."​
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 (i) "In camp that evening the carriers warned us that we might meet hostile natives the next day and the guns were unpacked and assembled."​ (i) "In camp that evening the carriers warned us that we might meet hostile natives the next day and the guns were unpacked and assembled."​
  
-(ii)"​The bowmen fired indiscriminately on carriers and '+(ii)"​The bowmen fired indiscriminately on carriers and 'tuans', and were only driven out of arrow range by firing in their general direction."​
-uans', and were only driven out of arrow range by firing in their general direction."​+
  
 The only inference that I can draw from these statements is that a member of this Club planned an expedition to climb mountains in New Guinea, and that included in the plans of that expedition was the intention that, under certain circumstances,​ human beings might be gunned down in the interests of reaching the mountains he decided to climb. The only inference that I can draw from these statements is that a member of this Club planned an expedition to climb mountains in New Guinea, and that included in the plans of that expedition was the intention that, under certain circumstances,​ human beings might be gunned down in the interests of reaching the mountains he decided to climb.
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 Then, looking desperately through the window, she heard the clonk of a bell and saw - Ben. Quietly she went to the door and called: "Come here, my love!" Then, looking desperately through the window, she heard the clonk of a bell and saw - Ben. Quietly she went to the door and called: "Come here, my love!"
  
-Greatly wondering, Ben advanced. Was he actually being invited into the house? Memories of doors shut in his face, of windows hastily closed while hands frenziedly beat the air to ward off the pungent goat-smell: these rose before ​himh and he hesitated. But no, there was his beloved Ray still beckoning and smiling. Proudly he threw out his chest and climbed the steps deftly into the hall. Ray encircled his neck with thankful arms and together they entered the living room.+Greatly wondering, Ben advanced. Was he actually being invited into the house? Memories of doors shut in his face, of windows hastily closed while hands frenziedly beat the air to ward off the pungent goat-smell: these rose before ​him and he hesitated. But no, there was his beloved Ray still beckoning and smiling. Proudly he threw out his chest and climbed the steps deftly into the hall. Ray encircled his neck with thankful arms and together they entered the living room.
  
-The stange ​man's jaw dropped.+The strange ​man's jaw dropped.
  
 "​Unless"​ said Ray sweetly, polite as ever, "you are out of this room in one minute, I shall let the goat go." "​Unless"​ said Ray sweetly, polite as ever, "you are out of this room in one minute, I shall let the goat go."
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 I started off as a freelance walker and never had any fog trouble worth mentioning. But I'd only been about three months with the Walkers when I first ran into it. That doesn'​t necessarily signify that you must be a member of an affiliated Club to have mist, though. I started off as a freelance walker and never had any fog trouble worth mentioning. But I'd only been about three months with the Walkers when I first ran into it. That doesn'​t necessarily signify that you must be a member of an affiliated Club to have mist, though.
  
-"​Anyway it was Easter '47, and a party of us was coming over the Gangerang Range from Kanangra. Easter Saturday night we were going to camp on Dex Cteek, but all that afternoon while we scrambled up from Gabes Gap on to Cloudmaker, the mist thickened, and at the top we had a view of 30 yards of weeping scrub.+"​Anyway it was Easter '47, and a party of us was coming over the Gangerang Range from Kanangra. Easter Saturday night we were going to camp on Dex Creek, but all that afternoon while we scrambled up from Gabes Gap on to Cloudmaker, the mist thickened, and at the top we had a view of 30 yards of weeping scrub.
  
 "We knew flex Creek was about north, so we dropped off the summit on that side and an hour later we were tossing aside fallen trees and uprooting vegetation to clear space for a tent. It wasn't Dex Creek, of course, but it would have to do. "We knew flex Creek was about north, so we dropped off the summit on that side and an hour later we were tossing aside fallen trees and uprooting vegetation to clear space for a tent. It wasn't Dex Creek, of course, but it would have to do.
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 "Next morning was still murky, but we climbed over a low stony ridge to the east, and came out on the clearing along Dex Creek. This all seemed extra grouse until we discovered two of the party were astray, We halloo'​ed,​ and they answered back in the forest and we waited. After a bit, when they didn't show up through the haze, we yelled again and this time there was no answer. "Next morning was still murky, but we climbed over a low stony ridge to the east, and came out on the clearing along Dex Creek. This all seemed extra grouse until we discovered two of the party were astray, We halloo'​ed,​ and they answered back in the forest and we waited. After a bit, when they didn't show up through the haze, we yelled again and this time there was no answer.
  
-"​Alarm,​ panic! We downed packs and leaving a couple to mark our place, fanned out into the creeping fog. After a short while we got answers to our calls, this time far away; and a good deal latar, having shouted to them to stay put and yell, we picked 'em up. They were both people wearing hearing aids, which apparently give "​one-side"​ reception and had been steadily following a course parallel to our calls.+"​Alarm,​ panic! We downed packs and leaving a couple to mark our place, fanned out into the creeping fog. After a short while we got answers to our calls, this time far away; and a good deal later, having shouted to them to stay put and yell, we picked 'em up. They were both people wearing hearing aids, which apparently give "​one-side"​ reception and had been steadily following a course parallel to our calls.
  
 "All in all it was about an hour before we were all assembled again, and almost immediately the cloud began to blow away. "All in all it was about an hour before we were all assembled again, and almost immediately the cloud began to blow away.
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 "The view from Cloudmaker was exactly the same as at Easter '47, but warned by that occasion, I led off slightly east of north - and almost ran the party into Ti-Willa Canyon. Finally, after some groping around in wet scrub we got on to the Dex Creek clearings in the last glimmers of daylight. "The view from Cloudmaker was exactly the same as at Easter '47, but warned by that occasion, I led off slightly east of north - and almost ran the party into Ti-Willa Canyon. Finally, after some groping around in wet scrub we got on to the Dex Creek clearings in the last glimmers of daylight.
  
-"​Next ​moyning ​was still closed down. Cautiously we edged up from Dex Creek, with once a sight of a ghostly hump of Bolworra Mt. over to our right. The plan was to take the west branch of Lower Gangerang, down past Noorilla and over Strongleg, and presently I paused to make observations.+"​Next ​morning ​was still closed down. Cautiously we edged up from Dex Creek, with once a sight of a ghostly hump of Bolworra Mt. over to our right. The plan was to take the west branch of Lower Gangerang, down past Noorilla and over Strongleg, and presently I paused to make observations.
  
 "I can still remember the crawling clouds, the damp chill air, the occasional glimpses of straggly trees lining the edge of Kanangra Creek Valley. The highest ground (and so the most obvious) led away just a shade east of north. A compass sight on to some vaguely seen trees something west of north gave me fresh heart and I looked around - to see our runaways, already almost out of recall, bettling off on the NE ridge. "I can still remember the crawling clouds, the damp chill air, the occasional glimpses of straggly trees lining the edge of Kanangra Creek Valley. The highest ground (and so the most obvious) led away just a shade east of north. A compass sight on to some vaguely seen trees something west of north gave me fresh heart and I looked around - to see our runaways, already almost out of recall, bettling off on the NE ridge.
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 "You know, Paddy Pallin once went to Mount Talaterang coming in from Milton and reported 'The view from Talaterang should not be mist. I wouldn'​t know. I didn't get that far. The morning was fine and bright, but -- "You know, Paddy Pallin once went to Mount Talaterang coming in from Milton and reported 'The view from Talaterang should not be mist. I wouldn'​t know. I didn't get that far. The morning was fine and bright, but --
  
-"About four hours from the Sassafras Rd, and maybe 2½ - 3 hours short of Talaterang I was groping along with the SE wind on my left shoulder blade, a scraggy forest line on my right. Visibility 50 yards - I walked right around the north and then the west slope of Mount Bushwalker without seeing it. Finally, at 4 p.m. I sas at Gadara Point - l½ miles north of Talaterang, with a connecting saddle.+"About four hours from the Sassafras Rd, and maybe 2½ - 3 hours short of Talaterang I was groping along with the SE wind on my left shoulder blade, a scraggy forest line on my right. Visibility 50 yards - I walked right around the north and then the west slope of Mount Bushwalker without seeing it. Finally, at 4 p.m. I was at Gadara Point - l½ miles north of Talaterang, with a connecting saddle.
  
 "​Finding a saddle seemed a faintly dirty joke, so I camped in a patch of dense scrub just back from the point, and spent the night wondering (a) was I really at Gadara Point? (b) assuming the morning was, fine, could I reach Talaterang and still be back on the road the same evening? In between pondering this, I dislodged a few hundred little golden ants which emerged from their nest under my pack-pillow;​ fortunately a non-biting species. "​Finding a saddle seemed a faintly dirty joke, so I camped in a patch of dense scrub just back from the point, and spent the night wondering (a) was I really at Gadara Point? (b) assuming the morning was, fine, could I reach Talaterang and still be back on the road the same evening? In between pondering this, I dislodged a few hundred little golden ants which emerged from their nest under my pack-pillow;​ fortunately a non-biting species.
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 "All the while it rained - sometimes heavily, and once I stood on a soaked hillside, watching the clouds eddy past; and-yelled at the top of my voice, "Huey you ..... turn it off". The profanity helped my spirits, but Huey took no heed. "All the while it rained - sometimes heavily, and once I stood on a soaked hillside, watching the clouds eddy past; and-yelled at the top of my voice, "Huey you ..... turn it off". The profanity helped my spirits, but Huey took no heed.
  
-The last leg of my holiday trip - five days later - was a day jaunt up to Currockbilly from the Mongarlowe Rd. I just managed ​tobeat ​the clouds to the top - me from the west, the mist from the east. I bent over to look at the map - and Bingo! - the whole landscape was snapped up with whirling cloud wraiths.+The last leg of my holiday trip - five days later - was a day jaunt up to Currockbilly from the Mongarlowe Rd. I just managed ​to beat the clouds to the top - me from the west, the mist from the east. I bent over to look at the map - and Bingo! - the whole landscape was snapped up with whirling cloud wraiths.
  
 "Just to have the satisfaction,​ I groped through the murk for a couple of hundred yards to reach the Trig point then went down - very thankful that I had spiked pieces of paper on the shrubs as I climbed just in case - "Just to have the satisfaction,​ I groped through the murk for a couple of hundred yards to reach the Trig point then went down - very thankful that I had spiked pieces of paper on the shrubs as I climbed just in case -
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 Individuals 15/- per annum. Husband and wife 25/- per annum, students 2/6 per annum. Life membership is £7. Individuals 15/- per annum. Husband and wife 25/- per annum, students 2/6 per annum. Life membership is £7.
  
-This group adtively ​pursues the study of nature in the bush. Geology, geography, bird life, plants, animals - the works. Their next meeting is on Saturday, August 18 and is a field day at the Stony Range Flora Reserve, Dee Why Lagoon. The leaders are Messrs. A. Blombery and E. Gordon of the Stony Range Reserve Committee and Hr. J. Waterhouse. Under their expert guidance, an interesting day is assured. Meet at the entrance to the Stony Range Reserve, adjacent to Whittakers Timber Yard, Pittwater Road, Dee Why at 10.30 a.m. Visitors welcome.+This group actively ​pursues the study of nature in the bush. Geology, geography, bird life, plants, animals - the works. Their next meeting is on Saturday, August 18 and is a field day at the Stony Range Flora Reserve, Dee Why Lagoon. The leaders are Messrs. A. Blombery and E. Gordon of the Stony Range Reserve Committee and Mr. J. Waterhouse. Under their expert guidance, an interesting day is assured. Meet at the entrance to the Stony Range Reserve, adjacent to Whittakers Timber Yard, Pittwater Road, Dee Why at 10.30 a.m. Visitors welcome.
  
 The Society'​s main aim is to secure for future generations,​ Australia'​s wealth of fascinating flora and fauna. This is no easy task under the pressure of a rapidly growing civilisation. The Society'​s main aim is to secure for future generations,​ Australia'​s wealth of fascinating flora and fauna. This is no easy task under the pressure of a rapidly growing civilisation.
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 Leader Colin Putt. Leader Colin Putt.
  
-As this route up the North wall has only been seen and not actually traversed, a future expedition approaching from the North should hold its carriers at Lake Discovery, while making sure of this route, (there ​ie still a slight possibility that it might be necessary to push on to the Bakopa and the Dajak pass, and then get the climbing food and equipment packed as close to the ice as appears to be safe for naked carriers.+As this route up the North wall has only been seen and not actually traversed, a future expedition approaching from the North should hold its carriers at Lake Discovery, while making sure of this route, (there ​is still a slight possibility that it might be necessary to push on to the Bakopa and the Dajak pass, and then get the climbing food and equipment packed as close to the ice as appears to be safe for naked carriers.
  
-Cratford ​and Temple then returned to their previous nights bivouac, and on the next day, the 27th, they moved three miles down the valley below the bivouac, to where the North-south ridges have lost much of their height and steepness, and cut across three ridges to retrn to the valley in which was the base camp. They arrived in camp at dusk, in heavy rain, to find that the air-drop had failed.+Crawford ​and Temple then returned to their previous nights bivouac, and on the next day, the 27th, they moved three miles down the valley below the bivouac, to where the North-south ridges have lost much of their height and steepness, and cut across three ridges to return ​to the valley in which was the base camp. They arrived in camp at dusk, in heavy rain, to find that the air-drop had failed.
  
-On June 25, Cooper and Barfoot had set off down the left bank of the basecamp stream and followed it down to its junction with the Komaboe. They followed the left bank of the Kemaboe here already a large river, for two miles, before it began to cut into a gorge of increasing depth, while the shelf above the gorge began to support thick scrub. They therefore sought easier going on the rolling ridges South of the Kemaboe, and camped the first night at a native hunting bivouac on one of the ridges just beyond the stream which drains Lake Discovery. On the 26th they crossed the ridge to the North-West of Lake Discovery, and dropped into the large valley below the middle of the North wall. From this point to the end of the ice-cap at the West end of the wall, the North-South ridges running out from the wall are comparatively low. Cooper and Barfoot walked along below the full length of the North wall, less than a mile from the cliffs, although very steep and continuous the actual cliff is here only a thousand feet high at the most. At the West end of the wall, they found their way into the Bakopa valley blocked by the ridge on its South-East side, this is, near the wall, a very steep, high, jagged rock ridge; to cross it it would be necessary to move several miles to the North-East to where it loses height and severity - this would involve travelling through thick scrub/ After taking photographs,​ Cooper and Barfoot retraced their steps to near their first night'​s bivouac, where they found a much better camp under a rock overhang. On June 28, they returned to camp directiy ​across the ridges, which although broken and scrubby in appearance yielded a reasonably fast and easy route.+On June 25, Cooper and Barfoot had set off down the left bank of the basecamp stream and followed it down to its junction with the Komaboe. They followed the left bank of the Kemaboe here already a large river, for two miles, before it began to cut into a gorge of increasing depth, while the shelf above the gorge began to support thick scrub. They therefore sought easier going on the rolling ridges South of the Kemaboe, and camped the first night at a native hunting bivouac on one of the ridges just beyond the stream which drains Lake Discovery. On the 26th they crossed the ridge to the North-West of Lake Discovery, and dropped into the large valley below the middle of the North wall. From this point to the end of the ice-cap at the West end of the wall, the North-South ridges running out from the wall are comparatively low. Cooper and Barfoot walked along below the full length of the North wall, less than a mile from the cliffs, although very steep and continuous the actual cliff is here only a thousand feet high at the most. At the West end of the wall, they found their way into the Bakopa valley blocked by the ridge on its South-East side, this is, near the wall, a very steep, high, jagged rock ridge; to cross it it would be necessary to move several miles to the North-East to where it loses height and severity - this would involve travelling through thick scrub/ After taking photographs,​ Cooper and Barfoot retraced their steps to near their first night'​s bivouac, where they found a much better camp under a rock overhang. On June 28, they returned to camp directly ​across the ridges, which although broken and scrubby in appearance yielded a reasonably fast and easy route.
  
 At the base camp, three bonfires of fern fronds were prepared and thatched over to keep them dry. Tuesday, the 27th, the day on which De Kroonduif would probably try to airdrop, began with rain,.but this stopped at 8 a.m. and the sky cleared except for some scattered cloud and a cloud cap on the snow mountains. At the base camp, three bonfires of fern fronds were prepared and thatched over to keep them dry. Tuesday, the 27th, the day on which De Kroonduif would probably try to airdrop, began with rain,.but this stopped at 8 a.m. and the sky cleared except for some scattered cloud and a cloud cap on the snow mountains.
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 During the whole time since we had left Ilaga, there had been unfailing cold rain or hail in the afternoon and at night, and usually in the mornings as well. On the return trip the cold began to be felt by all of us, because of the poor diet and because our clothes and sleeping bags were by now saturated. However, the party arrived at Ilaga Mission at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 2nd July in good shape and just in time to contact the Mission Aviation Fellowship by radio and arrange to fly out to Wamena the next day as Back loading for planes which would be bringing Mission staff in to Ilaga. During the whole time since we had left Ilaga, there had been unfailing cold rain or hail in the afternoon and at night, and usually in the mornings as well. On the return trip the cold began to be felt by all of us, because of the poor diet and because our clothes and sleeping bags were by now saturated. However, the party arrived at Ilaga Mission at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 2nd July in good shape and just in time to contact the Mission Aviation Fellowship by radio and arrange to fly out to Wamena the next day as Back loading for planes which would be bringing Mission staff in to Ilaga.
  
-Mr. Titahelieu, the explorer and original discoverer of Ilaga, who was stationed at Ilaga during the Larsons'​ absence at the C.A.M.A. conference, made us welcome and provided us with food and accomodation ​for the night. On July 3 and 4 the whole party and its remaining equipment was flown out to Wamena, and at the same time seven of our Tiome carriers, who had not been able to get home because of the fighting in the West Baliem, were flown to Tiome as back-loading.+Mr. Titahelieu, the explorer and original discoverer of Ilaga, who was stationed at Ilaga during the Larsons'​ absence at the C.A.M.A. conference, made us welcome and provided us with food and accommodation ​for the night. On July 3 and 4 the whole party and its remaining equipment was flown out to Wamena, and at the same time seven of our Tiome carriers, who had not been able to get home because of the fighting in the West Baliem, were flown to Tiome as back-loading.
  
 On the De Kroonduif flight from Wamena to Hollandia on the 4th July, we were able to discuss the airdrop attempt in detail with the Chief Pilot, Captain J. Vintges. On the De Kroonduif flight from Wamena to Hollandia on the 4th July, we were able to discuss the airdrop attempt in detail with the Chief Pilot, Captain J. Vintges.
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-SCIENCE NATURALLY. Torch Batteries +===== Science Naturally===== 
-"​Choice"​ magazine, the journal of The Australian Consumers Association,​ (El per annum and the best quid's worth you'll ever get, apart from your + 
-subscription)' ​has recently investigated torchbatteries. The standard size cell (Size u) is available in 5 "​models",​ Eveready 950, Eveready D50, Eveready 1050, Winchester 1511 (Hong Kong) and the Lamina (Japan). Costs are respectively 2/8, 3/-, 3/6, 3/2 and 3/2.per pair "​Choice"​ tested these batteries with two different tests - +=== Torch Batteries. === 
-10 Continuous discharge with 2.5 V Lamp, + 
-2. On hour a day 5 days per week(This represents more typical domestic use and is actually the British Standards-Test)., +"​Choice"​ magazine, the journal of The Australian Consumers Association,​ (£1 per annum and the best quid's worth you'll ever get, apart from your S.B.W. ​subscription) has recently investigated torch batteries. The standard size cell (Size D) is available in 5 "​models",​ Eveready 950, Eveready D50, Eveready 1050, Winchester 1511 (Hong Kong) and the Lamina (Japan). Costs are respectively 2/8, 3/-, 3/6, 3/2 and 3/2 per pair"​Choice"​ tested these batteries with two different tests - 
-Life of the 5 types under these two tests mere as follows -- + 
-Eveready 950(1) 2.8 hours(2) 131 hoursCost per hour 2.4d. Eveready D50 (1) 4.0 hours(2) 20 hoursCost per hour 1.8 Eveready 1050 (1) 7.2 hours.- (2) 25i hoursCost per hour 1.65 d. Winchester 1511 (1) 5;27.,hours (2) 17 hoursCost per hour 2.2 d. Lamina (1) 502 hours (2) 17- hoursCost per hour 2.2 d. +1. Continuous discharge with 2.5 V Lamp
-The Eveready 1050 despite its initial higher cost, represents best value for money. Note the amazing increase in life due to intermittent rather than amntinuous ​use. + 
-Smaller torch batteries are muchemere ​expensive to run costing about 1/- per hour on intermittent use. The Eveready 1050 was even cheaper to run than the cycle lamp size battery. (Eveready 701) and "​Choice"​ recommends the use of a torch using D size cells. +2. On ½ hour a day 5 days per week(This represents more typical domestic use and is actually the British Standards Test). 
-We can't leave this absorbing topic without pointing out that your home electricity costs about *per Kilowatt hourThe equivalent amount of power from a torch battery would cost E13 if you use 1050's and up to E150 if you use the baby Eveready 927s. So next tims3 you get your electricity bill, pleaSe! don't complain, + 
-Ferns' ​family secrets, +Life of the 5 types under these two tests were as follows - 
-There is a three letter word that, by tradition does not appear in the SIN magazine. ​Wc511 that'​s ​0.TC and we can still cover this topic because ferns just don'​t ​hate any. They reproduce in a' ​very interesting,​ round-about may. + 
-On the back of the leaves appear rusty spots in neat rows. These are ' ​actually pockets ​fill of spores. When the pockets (calledTbori") burst, the spores fall to the ground where if conditions are right, ​ice, damp and shaded, they grow into a new plant, which is nothing like afern. It is called a prothallus and is actually a'small single leaf growing flat in the ground to which it is attached +|Eveready 950|(1) 2.8 hours|(2) 13½ hours|Cost per hour 2.4 d.
-by fine hair-'-like roots. On the underside of the prothallus, male and female cells are producedThe male cells are released and move through the water to unite with the stationary female cells. They grow into a young fern plant. Next time +|Eveready D50|(1) 4.0 hours|(2) 20 hours|Cost per hour 1.8 d.| 
-+|Eveready 1050|(1) 7.2 hours|(2) 25½ hours|Cost per hour 1.65 d.
-ugust 1962 The Sydney B ushwalker '19 +|Winchester 1511|(1) 5.hours|(2) 17½ hours|Cost per hour 2.2 d.
-you see a clump of fernsgrowing near a creek, have a poke around and you will probably-see the sori,​prothalli*on the ground and perhaps a young fern plant growing from a prothallus. +|Lamina|(1) 5.2 hours|(2) 17½ hours|Cost per hour 2.2 d.
-The whole of the stem ofmost ferns plants is on or under the ground, ​aiid all you see are the leaves growing above the ground on long stalks.+ 
 +The Eveready 1050 despite its initial higher cost, represents best value for money. Note the amazing increase in life due to intermittent rather than continuous ​use. 
 + 
 +Smaller torch batteries are much more expensive to run costing about 1/- per hour on intermittent use. The Eveready 1050 was even cheaper to run than the cycle lamp size battery. (Eveready 701) and "​Choice"​ recommends the use of a torch using D size cells. 
 + 
 +We can't leave this absorbing topic without pointing out that your home electricity costs about 2½d per Kilowatt hourThe equivalent amount of power from a torch battery would cost £13 if you use 1050's and up to £150 if you use the baby Eveready 927s. So next time you get your electricity bill, please! don't complain! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Ferns' ​Family Secrets. ===== 
 + 
 +There is a three letter word that, by traditiondoes not appear in the SBW magazine. ​Well that'​s ​O.K. and we can still cover this topic because ferns just don'​t ​have any. They reproduce in a very interesting,​ round-about may. 
 + 
 +On the back of the leaves appear rusty spots in neat rows. These are actually pockets ​full of spores. When the pockets (called "sori") burst, the spores fall to the ground where if conditions are right, ​i.e. damp and shaded, they grow into a new plant, which is nothing like a fern. It is called a prothallus and is actually a small single leaf growing flat in the ground to which it is attached by fine hair-like roots. On the underside of the prothallus, male and female cells are producedThe male cells are released and move through the water to unite with the stationary female cells. They grow into a young fern plant. Next time you see a clump of ferns growing near a creek, have a poke around and you will probably see the sori, prothalli on the ground and perhaps a young fern plant growing from a prothallus. 
 + 
 +The whole of the stem of most ferns plants is on or under the ground, ​and all you see are the leaves growing above the ground on long stalks. 
 Where conditions are too dry for the spores to grow into prothalli, the fern can multiply by the stem growing sideways through the soil, sending up new leaves as it goes along. Bracken is a good example of this. Where conditions are too dry for the spores to grow into prothalli, the fern can multiply by the stem growing sideways through the soil, sending up new leaves as it goes along. Bracken is a good example of this.
-THE PEOPLE'S CAR  + 
-Xmas was still a long way off, and so Snow Drown was both surprised and pleased when he found a large package waiting for him at SBW clubrooms. +---- 
-A few minutes later, he was still surprised, but not pleased, + 
-If you ever get an eyeful +===== The People's Car. ===== 
-Of a fella with a rifle, + 
-And a bloodhound panting by his side, You can put your last pound down, That its none but our Boy Brown,+Xmas was still a long way off, and so Snow Brown was both surprised and pleased when he found a large package waiting for him at SBW clubrooms. 
 + 
 +A few minutes later, he was still surprised, but not pleased
 + 
 +If you ever get an eyeful\\ 
 +Of a fella with a rifle,\\ 
 +And a bloodhound panting by his side,\\ 
 +You can put your last pound down,\\ 
 +That its none but our Boy Brown,\\
 As vengeance he is seeking, far and wide. As vengeance he is seeking, far and wide.
-Where is the hapless youth. - With manners so uncouth? + 
-Who left the parcel, brown and square, +Where is the hapless youth\\ 
-Simply labelled "David Brown, Clubrooms, Sydney Town",.+ With manners so uncouth,\\ 
 +Who left the parcel, brown and square,\\ 
 +Simply labelled "David Brown,\\ 
 +C/- Clubrooms, Sydney Town",\\
 Just as though the wee folk put it there? Just as though the wee folk put it there?
-With shrieks of great delight, Urged on by all in sight, + 
-The mystery pack was very quickly peeled., +With shrieks of great delight,\\ 
-But a battered, broken vessel, That 'neath the bed should nestle, Was all the opened lid revealed. +Urged on by all in sight,\\ 
-But the cruellest blow of all Was very soon to fail +The mystery pack was very quickly peeled.\\ 
-As Boy Brown quickly scanned the message through. +But a battered, broken vessel,\\ 
-"​Although its got no pep in it, IfQyoucan ​only step in it, Then it must be that grey V.W."​ +That 'neath the bed should nestle,\\ 
-Au,n)i st 1962 +Was all the opened lid revealed. 
-po + 
-The Sydney B ushWalker FEDERATION REPORT ​JUNE'1962 +But the cruellest blow of all\\ 
-* +Was very soon to fall\\ 
-Lands Department, ​Application by the Boy-Scouts'​ Association for a lease of an area within the Heathcote Primitive Area. The Federation'​s representations will be considered together with all other factors. +As Boy Brown quickly scanned the message through.\\ 
-Annual Ball. All Clubs have not beencircularised ​and tickets will be ready shortly for distributioni +"​Although its got no pep in it,\\ 
-BushwalkerAnnual. Owing to the pressure of business, Geoff. Wagg has had to resign as Editor, but will continue on the Publications Committee. Mrs. D. B utler was elected in this stead. +If you can only step in it,\\ 
-Canberra Walkin ​and Touring ​Club has been accepted as an affiliated member of Federation. +Then it must be that grey V.W."​ 
-Search E..nd Rescue ​was alerted for two members of this club who had not returned from a walk on May 28They returned safely on May 29. On Sunday June 3, Mr. T. Watts was reported missing between Newnes and Glen Davis without any suitable gear. He was found by Mountain Trails Members on Monday 4, and taken  to the Newnes HotelIn the meantime, S 8c. R were on the alert and had gone as far as Hatoomba, as a preliminary to organising a search. + 
-S  ​R Demonstration Week-end, is set down for October 19-21 to be held on the same site as last year on the Colo River, if permission can be obtained. +---- 
-National ​Parks Association ​reported that a deputation to the Prime Minister was being arranged by interested bodies regarding the Primitive Area in the Koscuisko State Park, Georges_21172rIational Park between the Municipalities of Hurstville and Banksto-wn ​has come into being it consists of 500 acres, 200 of these being water area, 22EILEton_11221. A ski run is proposed by a Muswellbrook timber getter. Paul Barnes points out that the construction of such an amenity will involve cutting down the timber. ​LIEE2E12_2anst ​An additional strip, 20 chains ​vide, has been reserved along Bungonia Creek adjacent to the LimestonequarriesBlue Mountains National ​Park. 20,000 acres has been added in the Hungerford'​s + 
-..160.1a4.V.+11.410.1.. +===== Federation Report ​June 1962. ===== 
-Creek area + 
-Lots  ​Parish ​21131,1goz_Coun:​_tz_y Cumberland. All Clubs are urged to write to +__Lands Department__. ​Application by the Boy Scouts'​ Association for a lease of an area within the Heathcote Primitive Area. The Federation'​s representations will be considered together with all other factors. 
-the Lands Department supporting the proposal to add these blocks to the Garrawarra Primitive Area + 
-in Roads. Board. ​are reported to have rejected the Blue Mountains City Council'​s +__Annual Ball__. All Clubs have not been circularised ​and tickets will be ready shortly for distribution. 
-proposal to put a bitumen surface on the fire trail from King's Tableland to Warragamba Dam, + 
-Boyd Rack. Thanks were extended to the party who recently marked this route which is now easily followed. It affords access to the Colong Caves area. +__Bushwalker Annual__. Owing to the pressure of business, Geoff. Wagg has had to resign as Editor, but will continue on the Publications Committee. Mrs. D. Butler ​was elected in this stead. 
-WANTED ​- as an official record - one copy of The Sydney Bushwalker, No, 183 + 
-.M3M.1 +__Canberra Walking ​and Touring ​Club__ ​has been accepted as an affiliated member of Federation. 
-February 1950, + 
-August 1962 The Sydney B ushwalker 21 +__Search and Rescue__ ​was alerted for two members of this club who had not returned from a walk on May 28They returned safely on May 29. On Sunday June 3, Mr. T. Watts was reported missing between Newnes and Glen Davis without any suitable gear. He was found by Mountain Trails Members on Monday 4, and taken to the Newnes HotelIn the meantime, S R were on the alert and had gone as far as Katoomba, as a preliminary to organising a search. 
-MAX GENTLE + 
-On 14th July 1962, Max Gentle passed away suddenly at his home in Oatley at the age of 51. Max joined the Club in April 1929. He was essentially a solitary walker; he did many trips on his own and, in fact, it was not until he met Gordon. Stith - doing several trips with him - that he decided to join the Sydney Bushwalkers. Even then he very often walked many miles on his own, and cycled huge distances in this State and others. +__S & R Demonstration Week-end__, is set down for October 19-21 to be held on the same site as last year on the Colo River, if permission can be obtained. 
-As a bushman, a better man was hard to find and many were the successful Club and private walks conducted under his leadership;. After his return from interesting and usually unfrequented country, Max would + 
-sit down and write an article for "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ so that in future +__National ​Parks Association__ ​reported that a deputation to the Prime Minister was being arranged by interested bodies regarding the Primitive Area in the Koscuisko State Park. __Georges River National Park__ ​between the Municipalities of Hurstville and Bankstown ​has come into being it consists of 500 acres, 200 of these being water area. __Barrington Tops__. A ski run is proposed by a Muswellbrook timber getter. Paul Barnes points out that the construction of such an amenity will involve cutting down the timber. ​__Bungonia Gorge__. ​An additional strip, 20 chains ​wide, has been reserved along Bungonia Creek adjacent to the Limestone quarries__Blue ​Mountains National ​Park__. 20,000 acres has been added in the Hungerford'​s Creek area. 
-years, the information would be available to members wishing to traverse the area, a practice which could well be followed with advantage by present leaders. + 
-Max made no secret of the fact that he did not like rock climbing in high places, and yet he spent many hours on his own exploring the Kanangra and Gangerang areas, his name being perpetuated in GentLe's +__Lots 8-9, Parish ​of BulgoCounty of Cumberland__. All Clubs are urged to write to the Lands Department supporting the proposal to add these blocks to the Garrawarra Primitive Area. 
-Sheerdown and Gentle'​s Pass. He was a member of the original "​Tiger"​ group. + 
-Of all our bushwalking country the Colo River was his favourite, and +__Main ​Roads Board__ ​are reported to have rejected the Blue Mountains City Council'​s proposal to put a bitumen surface on the fire trail from King's Tableland to Warragamba Dam
-in 1931, in company with Gordon Smith, walked the length of the Colo River, with a 2 day side trip to Mt. Uraterer, the first and then fastest recorded trip by Bushwalkers in that areaAnother feat of his was -walking from Blackheath to Richmond down the Grose River in one day:- on his own. + 
-During the last couple of years, Max made infrequent visits to the Club, but was always assured of a warm welcome by his walking mates over so many years. He was also a member of the Bush Club and was to have led one of their walks on July 22.  ​+__Boyd Range Track__. Thanks were extended to the party who recently marked this route which is now easily followed. It affords access to the Colong Caves area. 
-Representatives from this Club and the B ush nub attended the burial service at the Methodist Section of the Woronora Cemetery. + 
- -  +---- 
-agINT BQKER + 
-t -+__Wanted__ ​- as an official record - one copy of The Sydney Bushwalker, No, 183 February 1950. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Max Gentle. ===== 
 + 
 +On 14th July 1962, Max Gentle passed away suddenly at his home in Oatley at the age of 51. Max joined the Club in April 1929. He was essentially a solitary walker; he did many trips on his own and, in fact, it was not until he met Gordon ​Smith - doing several trips with him - that he decided to join the Sydney Bushwalkers. Even then he very often walked many miles on his own, and cycled huge distances in this State and others. 
 + 
 +As a bushman, a better man was hard to find and many were the successful Club and private walks conducted under his leadership. After his return from interesting and usually unfrequented country, Max would sit down and write an article for "The Sydney Bushwalker",​ so that in future years, the information would be available to members wishing to traverse the area, a practice which could well be followed with advantage by present leaders. 
 + 
 +Max made no secret of the fact that he did not like rock climbing in high places, and yet he spent many hours on his own exploring the Kanangra and Gangerang areas, his name being perpetuated in Gentle's Sheerdown and Gentle'​s Pass. He was a member of the original "​Tiger"​ group. 
 + 
 +Of all our bushwalking country the Colo River was his favourite, and in 1931, in company with Gordon Smith, walked the length of the Colo River, with a 2 day side trip to Mt. Uraterer, the first and then fastest recorded trip by Bushwalkers in that areaAnother feat of his was walking from Blackheath to Richmond down the Grose River in one day - on his own. 
 + 
 +During the last couple of years, Max made infrequent visits to the Club, but was always assured of a warm welcome by his walking mates over so many years. He was also a member of the Bush Club and was to have led one of their walks on July 22. 
 + 
 +Representatives from this Club and the Bush Club attended the burial service at the Methodist Section of the Woronora Cemetery. 
 + 
 +---
 + 
 +===== Ron Baker. ===== 
 Old hands will learn with regret the passing on of Ron Baker a few weeks ago, at the early age of 39. Old hands will learn with regret the passing on of Ron Baker a few weeks ago, at the early age of 39.
-Ron joined the club about 1942 after much solo walking, mainly in the 
-Ku-Ring-gal Chase, his old home being on the-Chase fringe, at Wahroonga, where 
-22 The Sydney Bushmalker August 1962 
-the back fen was the boundary. He knew all the good camping caves so never carried. a "bent. 
-In his,​earlier'​club activities he joined in many heavy walkingtrips and did a share" Of'​canoeing:​ last,​bietrip was. a, Easter Oangerang- ​ 
-Tiwilla-Clear Hill walk with Alan Wilson, about 1957..'​His marriage Betty was another club romance and his two daughters are keenly appreciative of the bush.  As with most family club men, his'​malking. 
-activities tap6red Off as his home:​respohtibiliti:​es increased. More 
-recent indifferentchealth.Trevented.Ronfrom walking trips but nevertheless he enjoyed many car-camping outings with his family and other so-Situated. 
-club members and the N.PtA4 ​ We extend our sindere sYmpathy. to Betty, and his girls Rhondda and Robyh. - 
-" PATTERN :MALES. 
-At recent meetings,, the qUestioh,​6f:​test. walks has exercised -some 
-.   . . ,  
-members minds, and at the last meeting it was reSoIve-O*PUblish tbi:​s.4#:':​ 
-of walks, which were selected may back in 145 as tieing'​ representative..teStialks. One can imagine the argument and heartburning that went into the prepara:​biOht 
-of this list, so rather than 'go through all again, here. it is, 17 years: old, but sti.14.aPplicable. 
-Week-end walks (li days)  
-1, Bundeena, N.hrley, Wattamolla, Garie, Burning Palms f Bola '​Height,​ - Wlson'​s Creek, Helensburgh. 
-2. '​fBlackheath,​ GoVett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Mt. Victoria, 3./​...Campbel,​ltown*,​ Minerva Pool (.Stokes. Creek):,​O'​Hare'​s Creek,, Pheasant'​s Creek, Wedderburn Bridge, Campbell-ix:​51m. ​ -, 
-Meek-end walks (2 days). . 
-1. ":​Icatoomba,​ Six Ft. Track, Gibralter Creek;Cox River, Tin Pot H41, Canons, Katoomba. 
-One Day Walks. 
-1. KUring-Gai, Crosslands, Beromra Creek, Fish Ponds, Hornsby. 
-2. Waterfall, Mt. Westmacott, Myuna Creek, Heathcote Creek, Scouters Mountain, Wbronora River, Sabigal Crossing, Engadine. 
-3. Waterfall, The Mill, Island Track, Palona Creek, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale, 
-4. Gordon, Roclw Creek, Middle Harbour Creek Cowan Creek, track to Sphinx, Cockle Creek, Wahroonga. 
-Despite a heavy casualty list, the reunion is npt classed as a test walk. 
- 
  
 +Ron joined the club about 1942 after much solo walking, mainly in the Ku-Ring-gal Chase, his old home being on the Chase fringe, at Wahroonga, where the back fence was the boundary. He knew all the good camping caves so never carried a tent.
 +
 +In his earlier club activities he joined in many heavy walking trips and did a share of canoeing. His last big trip was an Easter Gangerang - Tiwilla - Clear Hill walk with Alan Wilson, about 1957. His marriage Betty was another club romance and his two daughters are keenly appreciative of the bush. As with most family club men, his walking activities tapered off as his home responsibilities increased. More recent indifferent health prevented Ron from walking trips but nevertheless he enjoyed many car-camping outings with his family and other so-situated club members and the N.P.A. We extend our sincere sympathy to Betty, and his girls - Rhondda and Robyn.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===== Pattern Walks. =====
 +
 +At recent meetings, the question of test walks has exercised some members minds, and at the last meeting it was resolved to publish this list of walks, which were selected way back in '45 as being representative test walks. One can imagine the argument and heartburning that went into the preparation of this list, so rather than go through all again, here it is, 17 years old, but still applicable.
 +
 +__Week-end walks__ (1½ days) 
 +
 +1. Bundeena, Marley, Wattamolla, Garie, Burning Palms, Bola Height, Wilson'​s Creek, Helensburgh.
 +
 +2. Blackheath, Govett'​s Leap, Blue Gum Forest, Grose River, Mt. Victoria.
 +
 +3. Campbelltown,​ Minerva Pool (Stokes Creek), O'​Hare'​s Creek, Pheasant'​s Creek, Wedderburn Bridge, Campbelltown.
 +
 +__Week-end walks__ (2 days).
 +
 +1. Katoomba, Six Ft. Track, Gibralter Creek, Cox River, Tin Pot Hill, Carlons, Katoomba.
 +
 +__One Day Walks__.
 +
 +1. Kuring-Gai, Crosslands, Berowra Creek, Fish Ponds, Hornsby.
 +
 +2. Waterfall, Mt. Westacott, Myuna Creek, Heathcote Creek, Scouters Mountain, Woronora River, Sabigal Crossing, Engadine.
 +
 +3. Waterfall, The Mill, Island Track, Palona Creek, Garie Trig, Era, Lilyvale.
 +
 +4. Gordon, Rocky Creek, Middle Harbour Creek, Cowan Creek, track to Sphinx, Cockle Creek, Wahroonga.
 +
 +Despite a heavy casualty list, the reunion is not classed as a test walk.
 +
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