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 | Day Walks  | | 5  ​ | Day Walks  | | 5  ​
 | Letters to the Editor |  |   | | Letters to the Editor |  |   |
-| From L.G. Harrison |  |6  | +    ​From L.G. Harrison |  |6  | 
-| Taro|   | 6  | +    ​Taro|   | 6  | 
-| B. Carter |  | 7  |+    ​B. Carter |  | 7  |
 | Federation Report| ​  | 8   | | Federation Report| ​  | 8   |
 | The Red Terror| ​   | 9 |  | The Red Terror| ​   | 9 | 
-Tigars ​All |  | 10|+Tigers ​All |  | 10|
 | Roy's Friendly Service Ad & Hatswell'​s Ad.| | 11  | | Roy's Friendly Service Ad & Hatswell'​s Ad.| | 11  |
 | "The Matthews Health'​ Recipe"​ | | 12| | "The Matthews Health'​ Recipe"​ | | 12|
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 | Bill Rowlands - Obituary | | 18| | Bill Rowlands - Obituary | | 18|
    
-===== Editorial ​=====+===== EDITORIAL ​=====
  
 Hi, Hi,
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 ==== SOCIAL REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER ==== ==== SOCIAL REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER ====
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 On 19th, the Shell Film, "The Back of Beyond"​ was screened, preceded by a film showing different industries in Japan which was brought along by Jack Gentle. Thanks to Jack also for the use of a 16 mm projector for the evening. On 19th, the Shell Film, "The Back of Beyond"​ was screened, preceded by a film showing different industries in Japan which was brought along by Jack Gentle. Thanks to Jack also for the use of a 16 mm projector for the evening.
  
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 On 26th Malcolm MacGregor and Jim Brown staged a Sing-a-Long in the Club Room with audience participation. New members and prospectives were introduced to some of the Chronic Opera songs in the latest song book. On 26th Malcolm MacGregor and Jim Brown staged a Sing-a-Long in the Club Room with audience participation. New members and prospectives were introduced to some of the Chronic Opera songs in the latest song book.
  
-==== AT OUR SEPTEMBER HALF YEARLY MEETING ====+===== AT OUR SEPTEMBER HALF YEARLY MEETING ​=====
  
 Whether it was the congestion on the roads, the diligence of the Membership Secretary and his helpers, or the wiles of the Treasurer which caused it would be hard to say; but our meeting commenced with a welome to no less than six new members - Ruth Thompson, Geoff Boxsell, Bob Fischer, Jim Middleton, Bill Reid and Lawrence Quaker. Whether it was the congestion on the roads, the diligence of the Membership Secretary and his helpers, or the wiles of the Treasurer which caused it would be hard to say; but our meeting commenced with a welome to no less than six new members - Ruth Thompson, Geoff Boxsell, Bob Fischer, Jim Middleton, Bill Reid and Lawrence Quaker.
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 |November 31|Members'​ slide' night.| ​ |November 31|Members'​ slide' night.| ​
  
-MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARY. 
  
-S.B.W. CHRISTMAS DANCE - 22nd December.+__MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARY.__\\
  
-Come dressed as an historical Character.+S.B.W. CHRISTMAS DANCE - 22nd December.\\ 
 +Come dressed as an historical Character.\\
  
  
-==== Letters to the Editor ​==== +===== LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ===== 
-**"A True  Bushlover"​**+"A True  Bushlover"​
  
 Hilda Irene Stoddard was an untiring, and unceasing worker for all things of The Bushland. She was forever helping people to love The Bush. "​Stoddy"​ was quite wonderful in the way she made and marked tracks for the Youth Hostellers at Kuringai Chase. It did one's soul good to see this frail woman, skipping from rock to rock tying scraps of rags to twigs, and then later organising a working bee to make a track. Hilda Irene Stoddard was an untiring, and unceasing worker for all things of The Bushland. She was forever helping people to love The Bush. "​Stoddy"​ was quite wonderful in the way she made and marked tracks for the Youth Hostellers at Kuringai Chase. It did one's soul good to see this frail woman, skipping from rock to rock tying scraps of rags to twigs, and then later organising a working bee to make a track.
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 A simple Farewell Service was held on Wednesday, 8th August; Bushwalkers,​ Wilf Life, Historical, and kindred societies were represented. "​Stoddy"​ had for years trained choristers for Reunions for Concerts and for church. St. Paul's choir sang one of her favourite Anthems. It filled the church with sounds to match the golden glow from the sun through the glass. A simple Farewell Service was held on Wednesday, 8th August; Bushwalkers,​ Wilf Life, Historical, and kindred societies were represented. "​Stoddy"​ had for years trained choristers for Reunions for Concerts and for church. St. Paul's choir sang one of her favourite Anthems. It filled the church with sounds to match the golden glow from the sun through the glass.
  
-Prominent among the many beautiful flowers was a lovely tribute, It was made up of Dilwynnia, Boronia, Eriostemon, Epacris, and in the middle one lovely spray of white Flannel Flowers. The sun shone and it was the kind of day +Prominent among the many beautiful flowers was a lovely tribute, It was made up of Dilwynnia, Boronia, Eriostemon, Epacris, and in the middle one lovely spray of white Flannel Flowers. The sun shone and it was the kind of day that "​Stoddy"​ always enjoyed when setting off for a journey.
-that "​Stoddy"​ always enjoyed when setting off for a journey.+
  
 Our good wishes go with "​Stoddy",​ and some of the love that she has given so freely will be her lasting memory amongst, not only the Sydney Bush Walkers, but many others. Our good wishes go with "​Stoddy",​ and some of the love that she has given so freely will be her lasting memory amongst, not only the Sydney Bush Walkers, but many others.
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 L.G. Harrison L.G. Harrison
  
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 Dear Editor, Dear Editor,
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 (We, red of face? asure you that spelling errors are unintensional - Ed.) (We, red of face? asure you that spelling errors are unintensional - Ed.)
  
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 Dear Sir, Dear Sir,
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 Bill Carter. Bill Carter.
  
-Curious Headhunter ​ West Irian +Curious Headhunter\\ 
- +West Irian\\ 
-C/ Dept. of Posts and Telegraphs+C/ Dept. of Posts and Telegraphs\\
 PORT MORESBY. PORT MORESBY.
  
  
-==== FEDERATION REPORT ​ AUGUST MEETING. ====+===== FEDERATION REPORT AUGUST MEETING. ​=====
  
 __**SBW Delegates.**__ Only two of the four delegates attended again this month. __**SBW Delegates.**__ Only two of the four delegates attended again this month.
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 Sunday October 28th  WILD LIFE PRESERVATION SOCIETY is having a field day at Mt. Tomah in conjunction with the Bathurst Naturalists Club, with particular emphasis on Rain Forest Flora. Meet at Mt. Tomah turn off on Bells Line of Road at 11am. If you require transport, ring the W.L.P.S. seeretary Thistle Stead, FU1838. Sunday October 28th  WILD LIFE PRESERVATION SOCIETY is having a field day at Mt. Tomah in conjunction with the Bathurst Naturalists Club, with particular emphasis on Rain Forest Flora. Meet at Mt. Tomah turn off on Bells Line of Road at 11am. If you require transport, ring the W.L.P.S. seeretary Thistle Stead, FU1838.
  
-=== THE RED TERROR ​=== +===== THE RED TERROR =====
 (Pardon our fire trails) (Pardon our fire trails)
  
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 One is that firefighters must first assemble at a central depot, then converge on a fire as a team. The other is that police must block off all roads to avoid confusion that sight-seers-create. But the battle against the Red Terror the No. 1 weapon is public education - simply because 94 per cent of all bush fires are man-made. One is that firefighters must first assemble at a central depot, then converge on a fire as a team. The other is that police must block off all roads to avoid confusion that sight-seers-create. But the battle against the Red Terror the No. 1 weapon is public education - simply because 94 per cent of all bush fires are man-made.
  
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- +I hate a man who's never late\\ Whose every sock has got a mate\\ Whose never missed a single date\\ And never even tarried.\\ Give me the man who's unaware\\ He loses things - who's never there\\ And we will make a perfect pair\\ In fact we do, were married.
-I hate a man who's never late +
-Whose every sock has got a mate  +
-Whose never missed a single date   +
-And never even tarried. +
-Give me the man who's unaware +
-He loses things - who's never there  +
-And we will make a perfect pair  +
-In fact we do, were married.+
  
 (the authoress wishes to remain anonymous) (the authoress wishes to remain anonymous)
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 +=====TIGERS ALL=====
  
 Audrey Kenway'​s recent walk to Era was notable, apart from the company, for copious quantities of rain, mud and leeches. Audrey Kenway'​s recent walk to Era was notable, apart from the company, for copious quantities of rain, mud and leeches.
 +
 Camped at Era, the plump well-fed walkers were attacked by hordes of leeches, and so bitter was the conflict; one anonymous member of the party was forced to express him (or her) self in verse. Camped at Era, the plump well-fed walkers were attacked by hordes of leeches, and so bitter was the conflict; one anonymous member of the party was forced to express him (or her) self in verse.
  
-"​TIGERS ALL - and leeches too? (a prospective'​s plea for poor Hirudo.) +"**TIGERS ALL** - and leeches too?\\ (a prospective'​s plea for poor Hirudo.) 
-COWPER said "The spendthrift and the leech that sucks him..."​ Is there not some moral to be gained? Is't nought but scorn for poor Hirudo? + 
-We camped at dusk at Era fair, +**COWPER said** "The spendthrift and the leech that sucks him..."​\\ Is there not some __moral__ ​to be gained?\\ Is't nought but __scorn__ ​for poor Hirudo? 
-Members, prospectives,​ all were there. The little tents; the evening pause, To rest the limbs and use the jaws.... Campfire, songs (but not by Gounot) Then, all at once, there'​s HIRUDO! + 
-... The lowly leech chose a prospective +We camped at dusk at Era fair,\\ Members, prospectives,​ all were there.\\ The little tents; the evening pause,\\ To rest the limbs and use the jaws....\\ Campfire, songs (but not by Gounot) Then, all at once, there'​s HIRUDO! 
-Who spurned him in horror but then, as corrective Gave to a youth from old Scandinavia - + 
-Thus to scotch him - but - 'twas a youth with a mania For holding Life sacred, in whatever guise - +... The lowly leech chose a prospective\\ Who spurned him in horror but then, as corrective\\ Gave to a youth from old Scandinavia -\\ Thus to scotch him - but - 'twas a youth with a mania\\ For holding Life sacred, in whatever guise -\\ So he bore Hirudo ​__away__ ​from our eyes 
-So he bore Hirudo ​away from our eyes + 
-The next day it rained and the going was tough +The next day it rained and the going was tough\\ And at least one prospective had nigh had enough.\\ -- But - here comes the libral to this rigmarole!\\ (Hirudo himself plays the principal role)\\ When this prospective was feeling most chicken\\ Hirudo injected and then took his pickin'​ --\\ But wonder of wonders! Before taking his due\\ He repaid there his earlier debt to the few\\ Who respect all Life - he gave what no __geiger__\\ ​Counter can rife - just __one drop__ ​from a TIGER!!! 
-And at least one prospective had nigh had enough. -- But - here comes the libral to this rigmarole(Hirudo himself plays the principal role) When this prospective was feeling most chicken Hirudo injected and then took his pickin'​ -- But wonder of wonders! Before taking his due He repaid there his earlier debt to the few + 
-Who respect all Life - he gave what no alai: Counter can rife - just one dr2p from a TIGER::: +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-Gladys Roberts'​ walk programmed for Sunday 14th October has been changed to Saturday, 13th October,+ 
 +Gladys Roberts'​ walk programmed for Sunday 14th October has been changed to Saturday, 13th October
 She was probably influenced by all the harsh talk about Sunday walkers at our September meeting, and could easily start a new trend. She was probably influenced by all the harsh talk about Sunday walkers at our September meeting, and could easily start a new trend.
-Check: with Gladys beha c,-,rding final train and bus times. 
-I 1,7erC N., 741. 
-October 1962 The Sydney Busb walker 11 
-PLUMBING TR,​OTTBLES??​ 
-....O.LIM......-* 
-NEW ROOF, GUTTERING and DOWNPIPES 9? 
-THE ROOF AND GUTTERING NEED RE-PA1NTING 7? 
-A NEW WATER SERVICE OR HOT--VTATET,​.1"​NSTALT,​A.III,​ON 
-DO YOU NEED - 
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-OR DOES 
-OR PERHITS - 
-No job is too small - for any plumbing instaliatiph:​_orL'​alterat,​ions 
  
-YOU NEED ROY'S FRIENDLY PLT_JIEBING SERVICE +Check with Gladys beforehand regarding final train and bus times.
-+
-CONTACT ROY CR.AGG,S; in the SCBW Club-rooms or cont.6.6t 'Joe Crag,gs, Carpenter ​and Painter;- 41 Rosamond Street, 1--Iprnsb7,;​ Telephone JU2203 +
-REMEMBER +
-YOU NE'ND ROY'S FRIENDLY SE,Ii.VICE+
  
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-+====="THE MATTHEWS' ​HEALTH RECIPE"=====
-FOR ALL YOUR TRANSPORT FROM BLACKHEATH +
-CONTACT +
-RATS-WELL'​S TAXIAND TOURIST SERVICE +
-RING; WRITE, WIRE or CALL +
--NY Ham - DAY OR  NIGHT +
-'​Phone:​ Blackheath WI+59 or T151 Boaarscic OFF]: Li! +
-. (TjQQ L.: bIGT!'​),​ +
-SPEEDY 5 or 8 PASSENGER AVAILABIZ. +
-LARGE CP PARTI,E6 CATERED FOR +
-FARES: KANANGRA WALL8 PERRY 'S LOOKDOuti,N - JENOLAN STATE FOREST CARLON S FARM'​ +
-30/- per head -cithinlizibm 5:​passengers) +
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-20A- "' ​T1 +
-i2/6 n II , +
-1NE WILL BE PLEASED +
-. . +
-TO QUOTE TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES a.,,r  APPLICATION +
-12 The Sydney Bushwalker October 1462 +
-When Matthews goes skiing on Kosi's cold slopes It's really a vision to see +
-He's never alone, he's never g deux, +
-Our Donald is always a three. +
-Gelandesprung,​ sitzmark, it's nothing to him Or simply just riding one ski, +
-He stays quite unruffled, he really is cool, He's as fearless as Robert E. Lee. +
-He braves frigid nays that would even amaze The famous non-ferrous monkey +
-The reason we find is those two close behind In spotlessly white livery. +
-These two faithful shadows do not just enhance The style of young Matthew D. +
-Their use is more mundane their task more severe, They'​re Donald'​s good health recipe. +
-wissoloor +
-BETTER VALUES THAN EVER FOR YOU AT +
-PADDY Is  +
-"Prices in Australia have risen an average of 66% +
-since 1962n. +
-his information,​ gleaned from the pages of the Sydney ming Herald a few days ago, prompted us to compete +
-own prices of ten years ago with today'​s prices. e felt the information worthwhile passing on to you. +
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-Superdown 6'​6,'​ sleeping bag "​Alpine"​ +
-11 "​Kbssie"​ +
-Tramper Steel framed rucksack +
-Bushwalker 11 11 +
-Federation 11 11 +
-2 man wall tent - green +
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-go' +When Matthews goes skiing on Kosi's cold slopes\\ It's really a vision ​to see\\ He's never alonehe's never à deux,\\ Our Donald is always à three.
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-We are now stocking Eveready "​Energiser torch ce7 ting 1/9 each. These are of special value to walkers ng to their much longer life thus dispensing with the essity of carrying spare cells. +
-Better value once again costing 6d per hour again per hour for the standard cell. +
-+ You're always sure of value when you shop at Paddy +
-mIrmsololoml +
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- PADDY PALLIN +
-Lightweight camp Gear +
-201 CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY +
-BM 2685 +
- ,TheSydney,Bushwalker October, 1962+
  
- ;+Gelandesprung,​ sitzmark, it's nothing to him\\ Or simply just riding one ski,\\ He stays quite unruffled, he really is cool,\\ He's as fearless as Robert E. Lee. 
 + 
 +He braves frigid days that would even amaze\\ The famous non-ferrous monkey\\ The reason we find is those two close behind\\ In spotlessly white livery. 
 + 
 +These two faithful shadows do not just enhance\\ The style of young Matthew D.\\ Their use is more mundane their task more severe,\\ They'​re Donald'​s good health recipe.
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-FOOD FACTS,+===== FOOD FACTS ===== 
 Well I can't complain about the response to the request for tips on preparing, carrying and "​menu-ing"​ food - there just hasnt been any. Well I can't complain about the response to the request for tips on preparing, carrying and "​menu-ing"​ food - there just hasnt been any.
-You oh long-suffering reader, will therefore have to put up with our views, which is alright for us, but rather narrows your field+ 
-my tip of the month is plastic bags and rubber-bands - the het thing +You oh long-suffering reader, will therefore have to put up with our views, which is alright for us, but rather narrows your field.  
-that has happened to walkers since Paddy Pallin. (Now, that ought to 1e worth + 
-a free groundsheet!) +My tip of the month is plastic bags and rubber-bands - the best thing that has happened to walkers since Paddy Pallin. (Now, that ought to be worth a free groundsheet!) 
--,Plastic bags have some terrific advantages They are featherweight, ​waterProof, transparent,​ and never occupy any more space than their Contents. (cheap, too). + 
-I now pack all commodoties ​in p,b ts, A twist of the top a,couple+Plastic bags have some terrific advantagesThey are featherweight, ​waterproof, transparent,​ and never occupy any more space than their contents. (cheap, too). 
-of flicks of an elastic band and hey presto the contents are hermetically sealed. I also use the bag - in-bag techniqueAll the odd things for breakfast, each in its own little p b., I keep in one large p b. 'which I cleverly call the breakfast plastic ​bab (b pob) - similarly for lunch and + 
-dinner(Also, incidentally,​ clothes, billies, maps, toilet ​good8)When +I now pack all commodities ​in p,b's, A twist of the topa couple of flicks of an elastic band and hey presto the contents are hermetically sealed. I also use the bag - in bag techniqueAll the odd things for breakfast, each in its own little p b., I keep in one large p b. which I cleverly call the breakfast plastic ​bag (b.p.b) - similarly for lunch and dinner(Also, incidentally,​ clothes, billies, maps, toilet ​goods)When breakfast time comes around, I just have to grab the appropriate bag (being transparent,​ even my dull intellect can handle this sorting problem) and there I have everything I need - (for breakfast) - no grovelling through tins, cloth bags, paper parcels etc. 
-breakfast time comes around, I just have to grab the appropriate bag (beil, transparent,​ even my dull intellect can handle this sorting problem) and + 
-there I have everything I need - (for breakfast) - no grovelling through tins, cloth bags, paper parcels etc. +Not being a jam or honey eater, the only "​liquid"​ item I have to worry about is butter. Last walk, in an endeavour to be a real purist, I did without butter - and I didn't miss itOf course, I have deliberately omitted the old snakebit cure which I still carry in a plastic bottle, not having sufficient courage of conviction to trust the precious pint to a plastic bag and rubber band! 
-Not being a jam or honey eater, the only "​liquid"​ item I have to worry about is butter. Last walk, in an endeavour to be a realpurist, I +----------------------------------------- 
-did without butter - and I didn't miss it Of course, I have deliberately + 
-omitted the old snakebit cure which I still carry in a plastic bottle, not having sufficient courage of conviction to trust the precious pint to a plastic bag and rubber band: +**__Change ​in December  ​Walks Programme__** 
-Change ​in December  ​Walks_ErograTe. + 
-Primitive Arts Neek-end. December 14-15-16. Leader, Ron Knightley,​ +Primitive Arts Week-end. December 14-15-16. Leader, Ron Knightley,​ 
-November 30 - December 1-2, (Same geekeruL +November 30 - December 1-2, (Same weekend as Bill Burke, same area). 
-Bill Burke, same area). +Activities will include: Saturday Night Corroboree. Digeridoo competition. ​Boomerang-throwing. 
-Activities will include: Saturday Night Corroboree. Digeridoo competition. ​-Bcaomerang-throwing. +Miss International ​Dusky Tania Contest 
-giss Int4;​national ​Dusky TaniEr ​Contest + 
-+Don't forget to bring your own digeridoo. The leader only has one 
- ,​21,​!,​ c,4, +------------------------------ 
- ​Don'​t forget to bng sour own digeridp he leader only has one + 
-;. A 1 +===== FIRST PERAMBULATOR TO KANANGRA ​TOPS ===== 
-.% + 
-r  ​-0,​46,​444.4.,,,​.  ​ +January-February,​ 1931. - Part I. 
-;​*;,​."​7:​t" ​   + 
-:kw!,  +When a man acquires a small family and still is afflicted with bush mania, he has to pause frequently during his family-sustaining activities and cogitate furiously ​about what to do with the wife and hipper. Of course he could say quite brassily "​I'​m off with the blokes, ​dear. I'll take care of myself and see that I'm not a total loss to youBye-bye!"​ He could toss his 60 pounds ​swag daintily, twirl a billycan round his index finger and swagger off relieved at having shed his worries, ​responsibilities ​and family ​definitely with a thudSo long as he does not look back and see the beautiful eyes of his understanding wife mist over with the tears of disappointment and 
-Now Cgto - +provided he shuts his ears to his young son's pertinent "we goin'. camping- daddy?"​ he is reasonably safe and should have a good timeHe does have a good time for there'​s nothing like a good buck party in the bush! Where blokes can be wire-haired terriers, vociferously insulting to each other, ​crude, rude and not too blurry particular about anything. It's a great life, - but being married somehow makes the difference to a fellowHis wife does anyway; and young junior does his unconscious or conscious best
-October 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker .15 FIRST PERAMBULATOR TO KPINANGRA ​TOPSJanuary-February,​ 1931. - Part I.  + 
-tss flihenea tan acquires a small family and still is afflicted with bush. maniai dze haS"to'pause frequently during his family-sustaining activities and cogjetate- furiOusly ​about what to do with the wife and hipper. Of course he could say quite brassily "​I'​m off with the blokes, ​deah. I'll take care of myself and see that I'm not a total loss to you Bye-bye!"​ He could toss his 60 pOunds ​swag daintily, twirla billycan round his index fingereandee ​swagger off relieved at having shed his worries, ​regoonsibilities ​and faiaiiy ​definitely with a,:thudSo long as he does not look back and see the beautiful +Well, about this perambulator tripIt was something different; believe meI've got a backache yet. First I roused the district. There is nothing like publicity; sometimes it produces ​results. I advertised as follows "Wanted, a good strong, commodious pram, for country roads, Twins size preferred. URGENTReplies to Footslogger,​ "​Express"​ office? Hurstville."​ The young lady in the office giggled, so there must have been something funny somewhereBeing in a hurry (a necessary concomitant of my existence) I called for the replies too early and so got none. I did not bother to call again because Satan, for my Sins, guided ​me to a second-hand dump at Rockdale and introduced me to the only for the job ever pupped, and a mild-mannered man who had charge ​of it and gladly put it through its paces. That pram could do everything but eat and propel itself. It even had nice, red tassels around it, but I found a pair of scissors later and gave it a jazz cut. I suspect that mild-mannered man saw it coming. He thought me a goat, and pitied my child, and wished he could see the works when the child'​s ​Mother's eyes lit upon that antiquated Pharaoh'​s chariot. I bought the springless squat, long-handled,​ wide; box-like, be-tasselled,​ heavy iron framed, 40 pound insult to the pram family ​then lugged it to a Henry Ford joint, got new tyres, spares ard split pins, pitched it into the train, where a lot of people looked at it so earnestly that it folded itself up in a new way that neither tha mild- mannered man nor myself knew aboutHaving paid good money for it I felt inclined to pity the resurrected atrocity, but after carrying it home on my shoulder in the form of a hamper (one of its Jekyll and Hyde phases) I gave it a private, unmentionable and blistering cognomen. 
-eyes of his understanding wife mist over with the tears of disappointment and + 
-.provided he shuts his ears to his young son's pertinent "we goin'. camping- daddy?"​ he isreasonably safe and should have a good timeHe doeshavea +Margaret (that'​s the wife) viewed the thing with amazement then laughed quite rudelyI did the Works for her and this time the contraption folded up into a baby's cradle on rockersWe straightened it out again and changed it to a pram. (mountain climbing, caper satanii ​sp; probably. A scientist might be able to correct me if I'm wrong)Young Milo - our 20 months old curiosity ​box - climbed on top whilst I held it firmly to prevent it biting or kicking or folding up some other way, then we went for a preliminary tour all around ​the yard, It yawed, ​wobbled ​and was quite conversational about the axles but otherwise behaved itself and Milo was delighted. I hadn't the heart to tell him he would probably have to walkThat kid has one fault in particular; he takes too much for granted. 
-good time for there'​s nothing like a good buck party in theebushi-Where ,blokes can be wire-haired terriers, vociferously insulting to each other, ​crudenude + 
-and not too blurry particular about anything. It's a great life, - but being +We were horribly stuck for time - that is to say we had plenty of time, but the bush was calling and the kid and the wife were handling their camp gear about every half hour. When they get like that there is only thing to do, so actually we were stuck for time. How to make the contraption hold a lot of gear and the boy too, was a problem. I placed this cross between a harvesting machine ​and a billy-cart before me, sat on a box, peeled two bananas and ate them slowly, whilst I studied the problem. ​Bananas are excellent food, if somewhat slippery ​to the teethI got a great idea - a really brilliant idea, because it enabled me to put plenty of weight onto the pram in a quick, effective and economical manner. The fact that I had to push it made it doubly interesting;​ anyway, the
-married somehow makes the difference to a fellowHis -wife doesanyway; and young junior does his unconscious or conscious best +
-Well, about this perambulator tripIt was something different; believe me+
-I've got a backache yet. First I roused the district. There is nothing like publicity; sometimes it prodaces ​results. I advertised as follows ​"Wante(;t, a good strong, commodious pram, for country roads, Twins size preferred. URGENTReplies to Footslogger,​ "​Express"​ office? Hurstville."​The ydung4ady ​in the office giggled, so there must have been something funny somewhere ​,Being in a hurry (a necessary concomitant of my existence) I called for the rePlie'​stoo ​early and so got none. I did not bother to call again because Satan, for '​itrSins, guided ​ma to a second-hand dump at Rockdale and introduced me to the only for the job ever pupped, and a mild-mannered man who had charge ​e,;' ​it and gladly put it through its paces. That pram could do everything but eat apA propel itself. It eVen had nice, red tassels around it, but I found a pairof ​scissors later and gave it a jazz cut. I suspect that mild-mannered man saw inc coming. He thought me a goat, and pitied my child, and wished he could see the works when the child'​s ​Juother's eyes lit upon that antiquated Pharaoh'​s chariot. I bought the springless squat, long-handled,​ wide; box-like, be-tasselled,​ heavy iron framed, 40 pound insult to the pram familyr ​then lugged it to a Henry Ford joint, got new tyres, spares ard split pins, pitched it into the train, where a lot of people looked at it so earnestly that it folded itself up in a new way that neither tha mild- mannered man nor myself knew about Having paid good money for it I felt inclined to pity the resurrected atrocity, but after carrying it home on my shoulder in the form of a hamper (one of its Jekyll and Hyde phases) I gave it a private, unmentionable and blistering cognomen. +
-Margaret (that'​s the wife) viewed the thing with amazement then laughed quite rudelyI did the Works for her and this time the contraption folded up into a baby's cradle on rockersWe straightened it out again and changed it to a pram. (mountain climbing, caper eatanii ​sp; probe bly. A scientist might be able to correct me if I'm wrong) Young Milo - our 20 months old exiriveity ​box - +
-16 The Sydney Bu,shwalker October 1962 +
-climbed on top whilst I held it firmly to prevent it biting or kicking or folding up some other way, then we went for a preliminary tour all arourld +
-the yard, It yawed, ​wcbbled ​and was quite conversational about the aXaeat ​but otherwise behaved itself and Milo was delighted. I hadn't the ht-to tell him he would probably have to walkThat kid has one fault in palr,​titddlar; he takes too much for granted. +
-We were horribly stuck for time - that is to say we had plenty of time, but the bush was calling and the kid and the wife were handling their camp gear +
-about every half hour0 When they get like that there is only thing to do, so actually we were stuck for time. How to make the contraption hold a lot of gear +
-and the boy too, was a problem, 1 placed this cross between a harvesting machine +
-..ste a billy-cart before me, sat on a box, peeled two bananas and ate them slowly ,whilst I studied the problem0 ​Bananas are excellent food, if somewhat slippery ​b(-0- the teethI got a great idea - a really brilliant idea, because it enabled me to put plenty of weight onto the pram in a quick, effective and economical +
-manner. The fact that I '​Ind ​to push it made it doubly interesting;​ anyway, the+
 problem was solved. problem was solved.
-Assisted by Milo (he insisted) I fitted two canvas boxes at the sides, slung from little hardwood booms fitted across the pram. Another box was fitted to the front (or back; who knows which end Of a pram is the front?), new Washers were added to the axles to reduce the vA,Ible, and some other removable improvements were made. Then blimey there stood the Kanangra Limited (speed and springs) Expressp nearly as wide as a sullgj replete with awning, stays, billycan box, side tucker and gear boxes, foot rest for the passenger, rifle carrier and new tyres, No other nipper ever had a go-cart like this one Dismantled, packed and legA4Oped so that it couldn'​t do any tricks it weighed 62 pounds, which included a 
-lOt of gear stowedinside. First, we pushed it to the local railway,. consigned 
-It to Oberon, and with that fine; large holiday spirit for which we are famous *e allowed ourseiVes to be stung freight rate plus 50 per cent because the pram 
-was packed, thereby reducing handling by everyone concerned. Returning jauntily 
-to Our home we packed our swag and knapsack, packed something sustaining into- Milo and ourselVes, wiped the boy's nose, turned off the gas and entrained for 
-Oberon. 
-The kid's education really began from the time we left Central Statiou. It 
-was "​trains"​ that end and "bunny rabbits"​ at the Tarana-Oberon end. InStedd of being sleepy he was vide awake when we reached Oberon at 4.30 p m. Everything was 
-fair to look upon. Lovely afternoon; beautiful colour; bracing atmosphere; haymaking and pea-picking pleasant people and all that, It wasn't raining;- that 
-was the min thing, Getting the pram onto the road we did no fitting-up but just 
-sp t Milo on top hoisted our packs, and whilst Marg, steadied the kiddie on his perch with one hand I shoved off along the Caves Road for the Fish River Bridge, 
-about a mile and a half distant. No doubt the local people thought us'an out-of- 
-work unit shifting can The road near the bridge was rough and bumpy: and finding ​ 
-a camp spot and outfitting place was not easy, but finally; round about 6 p m we were fixed for the night. 
-Next morning I visaed Oberon for additional tucker and 2 week's spply of apples and oranges for Milo. Back at camp, we fitted up and packed things into working order, and when ready-for the road we found we had 199 lbs gross load 
-October 1962 The Sydney 12)-ashwa1ker j.7. 
-to push, haul and carry, It did not appear possible, The pram complete weighed 68 lbs. including the apples and oranges, some grapes and I dot- eggs. Also there were a rifle, torch, small axe, tent and rope, cans and the rest of the ustal gear together with some unusual but very necessary gear. I had heavy, hob-nailed boots and my idea was to carry the knapsack to help weight my feet down and so enable me to push the heavy pram without skidding on the ground. It worked, 
-.the start-off was not as auspicious as it was conspicuous,​ because th6 hill Onward from Fish River is vEry steep and several-miles long; in fact, it was, is and always will be a fair cow. We rigged a tow-rope and harg hauled on it whilst she humped her swag also I don't think it possible for a woman to do harder manual work than that The ascent was a great sight for passing local residents and occasional motorists, We really needed Lazarus Pura and his celebrated Volga Boat Song, That theme is the nearest approactr to our sustained epic effort, but does not transcend it in any way, In fact the heaving effort and the grade were so lengthy that I'm afraid Maestro Lazarus mould have been articulating in Chinese towards the ends for the sake of better wind and shorter words. When the grade eased to its normal steepness we shipped the tWo-line and then the fellow of the party had to show himself no mean pusher. Out in the open one becomes of the earth, earthy, We did, No parents ever slaved for their offspring as we did for our little Question Box, sitting comfortably behind his green mosquito-netting fly screen, The flies were a curse, of course, We were very scantily clad but the sweat trickled down into our boots, for all that At length the top of the range was attained, also a widened view and another respite. Then came half a mile of sharp loose ballast that chewed chunks of rubber from the 
---'​little,​ half inch tyres and rattled Milo 's teeth. This stretch did more damage 
- '​ to the tyres than the rest of the trip's bad places put together, exCept*Kanangra 
- Pass. About the middle of the afternoon we had to stop and give Milo a rest from 
-the constant shaking, At times he must have felt like a blancmange in an "earth '​tremor,​ About 6 o'​clock we camped on Factory Creek reasonably satisfied with the : afternoon'​s a.E.periment,​ We were learning points about grade and road texture not 
-thought of in either road-walking or motoring, 
-Next day opened fine and hot and saw Milo and ourselves in cur element about camp. An old bloke breezed up with a nice horse, two friendly dogs and a most impressive caution about tiger snakes. Persi5tent inquiry elicited the facts that one had been killed hereabout the previout year and another 6 or 7 years before that. Anj-ay, Milo thought tha horse belonged to Daddy Christmas, Young hopeful 
- took to camp life with avidity enjoyed his bath in the Creek end spent mach time building lattIE-aud cock-fires. 
  
-The next half day went Inerrily ​enough and we lunched near Duckmaloi Bridge, interrupted by minor observations and dis'​7,​Ecences ​of the ever active and curious infant. The overturned skeleton of an old sulky was "​gate"​ or "​pram"​ according to his changing ​Vilg30 ​He learned about "​crows"​ and "​ko-bra"​ and other things, including "​nakes"​Prunes and riee breadbutter and coeoa filled his little tummy. He definitely drew the line about both c)nrqeneed ealk and lactogen right from the start and could never be enticed to drink either just as they were, warm or cold; but our accidental discovery that a b,​..nge ​of co:Ja in either quite overcame his acrupThe eolved d_etn2, ​problem, +Assisted by Milo (he insisted) I fitted two canvas boxes at the sides, slung from little hardwood booms fitted across the pram. Another box was fitted to the front (or back; who knows which end of a pram is the front?), new washers were added to the axles to reduce the wobble, and some other removable improvements were made. Then blimey! There stood the Kanangra Limited (speed and springs) Express nearly as wide as a sulky replete with awning, stays, billycan box, side tucker and gear boxes, foot rest for the passenger, rifle carrier and new tyres. No other nipper ever had a go-cart like this one. Dismantled, packed and leg roped so that it couldn'​t do any tricks it weighed 62 pounds, which included a lot of gear stowed inside. First, we pushed it to the local railway, consigned it to Oberon, and with that fine, large holiday spirit for which we are famous we allowed ourselves to be stung freight rate plus 50 per cent because the pram was packed, thereby reducing handling by everyone concerned. Returning jauntily to our home we packed our swag and knapsack, packed something sustaining into Milo and ourselves, wiped the boy's nose, turned off the gas and entrained for Oberon. 
-18 The Sydney Bushwalker October 1962 + 
-While we lunched we had the Edith Hill in sight before us. It is a boomer +The kid's education really began from the time we left Central Statiou. It was "​trains"​ that end and "bunny rabbits"​ at the Tarana-Oberon end. Instedd of being sleepy he was vide awake when we reached Oberon at 4.30 pm. Everything was fair to look upon. Lovely afternoon; beautiful colour; bracing atmosphere; haymaking and pea-picking;​ pleasant people and all that. It wasn't raining;- that was the main thing. Getting the pram onto the road we did no fitting-up but just sat Milo on top, hoisted our packs, and whilst Marg steadied the kiddie on his perch with one hand, I shoved off along the Caves Road for the Fish River Bridge,​about a mile and a half distant. No doubt the local people thought us an out-of-work unit shifting camp. The road near the bridge was rough and bumpy, and finding a camp spot and outfitting place was not easy, but finally, round about 6 pm we were fixed for the night. 
-for everything on wheels or feet, so we had to consider a plan of action. First + 
-I went a mile onward up the'hill with all I could carry, including ​riffe, water +Next morning I visited Oberon for additional tucker and 2 week's supply of apples and oranges for Milo. Back at camp, we fitted up and packed things into working order, and when ready for the road we found we had **199lbs** gross load to push, haul and carry. It did not appear possible. The pram complete weighed 68 lbs. including the apples and oranges, some grapes and 1 dozen eggs. Also there were a rifle, torch, small axe, tent and rope, cans and the rest of the usual gear together with some unusual but very necessary gear. I had heavy, hob-nailed boots and my idea was to carry the knapsack to help weight my feet down and so enable me to push the heavy pram without skidding on the ground.  
-and Mares swag. ReturningMarg was put onto thetow-rope, the brat made + 
-comfortable ​then I set my hobnails firmly into Australia and pushed - and pushed.+It worked, the start-off was not as auspicious as it was conspicuous,​ because the hill onward from Fish River is very steep and several-miles long; in fact, it was, is and always will be a fair cow. We rigged a tow-rope and hard hauled on it whilst she humped her swag also I don't think it possible for a woman to do harder manual work than that. The ascent was a great sight for passing local residents and occasional motorists. We really needed Lazarus Pura and his celebrated Volga Boat Song, That theme is the nearest approach to our sustained epic effort, but does not transcend it in any way. In fact the heaving effort and the grade were so lengthy that I'm afraid Maestro Lazarus mould have been articulating in Chinese towards the ends for the sake of better wind and shorter words. When the grade eased to its normal steepness we shipped the tow-line and then the fellow of the party had to show himself no mean pusher. Out in the open one becomes of the earth, earthy. We did. No parents ever slaved for their offspring as we did for our little Question Box, sitting comfortably behind his green mosquito-netting fly screen. The flies were a curse, of course. We were very scantily clad but the sweat trickled down into our boots, for all that. At length the top of the range was attained, also a widened view and another respite. Then came half a mile of sharp loose ballast that chewed chunks of rubber from the little, half inch tyres and rattled Milo 's teeth. This stretch did more damage to the tyres than the rest of the trip's bad places put together, except Kanangra Pass. About the middle of the afternoon we had to stop and give Milo a rest from the constant shaking. At times he must have felt like a blancmange in an earth tremor. About 6 o'​clock we camped on Factory Creek reasonably satisfied with the afternoon'​s experiment. We were learning points about grade and road texture not thought of in either road-walking or motoring. 
-An old lady we got some milk from reckoned it the hardest kind of holiday she ever + 
-heard of She was more than ever entitled to her opinion after She had watched +Next day opened fine and hot and saw Milo and ourselves in our element about camp. An old bloke breezed up with a nice horse, two friendly dogs and a most impressive caution about tiger snakes. Persistent inquiry elicited the facts that one had been killed hereabout the previous year and another 6 or 7 years before that. Anyway, Milo thought tha horse belonged to Daddy Christmas. Young hopeful took to camp life with avidity enjoyed his bath in the Creek end spent much time building little dud cook-fires. 
-us out of sight on the upgradeThe long ascent of the Great Dividing Range was + 
-arduous work in the hot sun and had to be done slowly, during which time the infant +The next half day went merrily ​enough and we lunched near Duckmaloi Bridge, interrupted by minor observations and disturbances ​of the ever active and curious infant. The overturned skeleton of an old sulky was "​gate"​ or "​pram"​ according to his changing ​views. ​He learned about "​crows"​ and "​ko-bra"​ and other things, including "​nakes"​Prunes and rice, breadbutter and cocoa filled his little tummy. He definitely drew the line about both condensed milk and lactogen right from the start and could never be enticed to drink either just as they were, warm or cold; but our accidental discovery that a tinge of cocoa in either quite overcame his scruples solved the drink problem. 
-had a good sleepMuch later he got sick of everything, started to holler, had to + 
-be given orange juice and allowed to walkOn the right about mile short of+While we lunched we had the Edith Hill in sight before us. It is a boomer for everything on wheels or feet, so we had to consider a plan of action. First I went a mile onward up the hill with all I could carry, including ​rifle, water and Marg'​s ​swag. ReturningMarg was put onto the tow-rope, the brat made comfortablethen I set my hobnails firmly into Australia and pushed - and pushed. An old lady we got some milk from reckoned it the hardest kind of holiday she ever heard ofShe was more than ever entitled to her opinion after she had watched 
 +us out of sight on the upgradeThe long ascent of the Great Dividing Range was arduous work in the hot sun and had to be done slowly, during which time the infant had a good sleepMuch later he got sick of everything, started to holler, had to be given orange juice and allowed to walkOn the right about mile short of
 the Ginkin Road we made camp not far from the summit and were comfortably warm despite a sudden cool change and mist. the Ginkin Road we made camp not far from the summit and were comfortably warm despite a sudden cool change and mist.
-Next day-the mist changed to fairly heavy rain but being very well fitted and 
-glad of the cool change we preferred to push along to Kanangra turnoff, The rain 
-gradually eased off leaving everything deliciously cool and damp, Then we started the traverse of the six mountain tops to Cunnyhame'​s "Upper Fare on Budthingeroo. Creek, At about a mile we had a pleasant lunch after which the real work began; for with the exception of a few good but short stretches, the going was sheer tribulation and hard work The uphill bits were corkers Narg having to take her pack on ahead; dump it return, hop into the tow-line and haul. I wonder how many other women would do the same thing gladly? The little bloke had 
-' to walk at the worst bits, The fact is he wanted to walk quite a lot, but betwen 
-( 
-his slow pace and his desire to collect and play with the countless ones - a play 
-(iparadise quite new to him - he kept us back; so when we could, we dumped him and d his collection of stones and sticks aboard and made the pace. Persistent effort got us over this rough switchback in time and the last half mile was pleasant and 
-easy, the only really good piece of track in the whole 20 miles of Kanangra track. We just reached my favourite camp spot short of the huts when heavy rain began, 
-All we tanted was 10 minutes grace and we wanted it badly, so I swore at the rain 
-and behold, it eased right off for 30 minutes, then resuming, closed in wet for 
-- the night. We were very snasi so was the old pram, under its waterproof cover; and between the four wheels was a good stock of dry wood, We decided to. ramin in camp next day and have a rest. 
-To be cnntinued. 
-Bill Rowlands - Obituary 
  
-On leth September last, Bill Rowlands was killed; when a gun he was cleaning went off accidentally +Next day the mist changed to fairly heavy rain but being very well fitted and glad of the cool change we preferred to push along to Kanangra turnoff. The rain gradually eased off leaving everything deliciously cool and damp. Then we started the traverse of the six mountain tops to Cunnyname'​s "Upper Farm" on Budthingeroo Creek. At about a mile we had a pleasant lunch after which the real work began; for with the exception of a few good but short stretches, the going was sheer tribulation and hard work. The uphill bits were corkers, Marg having to take her pack on ahead; dump it return, hop into the tow-line and haul. I wonder how many other women would do the same thing gladly? The little bloke had to walk at the worst bits. The fact is he wanted to walk quite a lot, but between his slow pace and his desire to collect and play with the countless stones - a play 
-Members who have not been active in club affairs recently would not have +paradise quite new to him - he kept us back; so when we could, we dumped him and d his collection of stones and sticks aboard and made the pace. Persistent effort got us over this rough switchback in time and the last half mile was pleasant and easy, the only really good piece of track in the whole 20 miles of Kanangra track. We just reached my favourite camp spot short of the huts when heavy rain began. All we wanted was 10 minutes grace and we wanted it badly, so I swore at the rain and behold, it eased right off for 30 minutes, then resuming, closed in wet for the night. We were very snug; so was the old pram, under its waterproof cover; and between the four wheels was a good stock of dry wood. We decided to ramin in camp next day and have a rest. 
-met Bill as he had only been a member for one year. He was one of the ones  initiated at the last Reunion, Bill came to the Club a pretty raw recruit (he carried water on his first walk) and had some rather colourful ideas of bushwalking in generalHowever he was very keen to learn and the twelve months of his membership saw a big change in his bushwalking technique. + 
-Quiet, unassuming and reserved it was not easy to get to know Bill, but when one did5 it was to be impressed by his principles and sincerity.+To be continued. 
 + 
 +===== BILL ROWLANDS - OBITUARY ===== 
 + 
 + 
 +On September last, Bill Rowlands was killed; when a gun he was cleaning went off accidentallyMembers who have not been active in club affairs recently would not have met Bill as he had only been a member for one year. He was one of the ones initiated at the last Reunion, Bill came to the Club a pretty raw recruit (he carried water on his first walk) and had some rather colourful ideas of bushwalking in generalHowever he was very keen to learn and the twelve months of his membership saw a big change in his bushwalking technique. 
 +Quiet, unassuming and reserved it was not easy to get to know Bill, but when one did it was to be impressed by his principles and sincerity.
  
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