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 |Federation Report| |14| |Federation Report| |14|
 |Santa Claus' Lament| |16| |Santa Claus' Lament| |16|
-|Just for Prospeetives ​& New Members| |18|+|Just for Prospectives ​& New Members| |18|
 |Outward Bound Course for Girls| |19| |Outward Bound Course for Girls| |19|
 |Snooper'​s News| |20| |Snooper'​s News| |20|
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 Man is gregarious. This is an axiom as fundamental as the atom, or income tax. The sharing of hopes and fears is a necessary exercise that no one can really avoid, or perhaps, would want to. Man is gregarious. This is an axiom as fundamental as the atom, or income tax. The sharing of hopes and fears is a necessary exercise that no one can really avoid, or perhaps, would want to.
  
-When one looks around at the range of peculiar sou1-mates available, companionship ​beconies ​a quizzical thing, but a strong common interest is a wonderful starting ​ point, transcending unusual physical features and divers mental aberrations.+When one looks around at the range of peculiar sou1-mates available, companionship ​becomes ​a quizzical thing, but a strong common interest is a wonderful starting ​ point, transcending unusual physical features and divers mental aberrations.
  
 Christmas is a perennial reminder that togetherness and common interest is the all pervading factor in the fabric of our lives. Christmas is a perennial reminder that togetherness and common interest is the all pervading factor in the fabric of our lives.
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 However we bow to convention and this issue is dedicated to the joy that is Christmas, the hope that is Man. However we bow to convention and this issue is dedicated to the joy that is Christmas, the hope that is Man.
  
-It is also our 25th anniverary ​as a monthly magazine with Rigby cover and this is surely worthy of special attention.+It is also our 25th anniversary ​as a monthly magazine with Rigby cover and this is surely worthy of special attention.
  
-"Joie de Vie" we hope you enjoy particularly - our first attempt at illustrated folk lore, and a commendable effort by the two artists concerned. The author has specialy reuested ​anonymity - why, we'll never know - but Knightley'​s a bloke whose confidence I'll always respect.+"Joie de Vie" we hope you enjoy particularly - our first attempt at illustrated folk lore, and a commendable effort by the two artists concerned. The author has specially requested ​anonymity - why, we'll never know - but Knightley'​s a bloke whose confidence I'll always respect.
  
 The crux of our Christmas carolling follows without further ado. The crux of our Christmas carolling follows without further ado.
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 The first walk described by the Walks Secretary was that led by Bob Godfrey at the 6 hour week-end. This was something of a mystery hike. It was programmed to go to Bunbunbah Creek, but somehow the party were next heard of in a hired station wagon on a prospecting tour of the Capertee and Turon. There was no mention of any walking. The second walk that week-end led by Bill Rodgers appeared to have achieved all objectives, including Mt. Wallara, Mt. Guougang and Morong Falls. The party camped in an inch of snow on Friday night. The third walk - Reg Meekins trip from Yalwal to Tallong - went according to schedule, except that the River had to be crossed at Badgery'​s instead of at the bottom of Dynamite trail. There were 6 members and 2 prospectives on the trip, and the hospitality of the Crisp family at Tolwong station was as warm as ever. Wilf said that any walkers visiting the area should make a special point of calling in. A fourth walk to Bunbundah Creek and Dangera Creek was led by Alan Round. The week-end walk on 5-7th October was cancelled because the leader was away, but Raymond U'​Brien'​s Sunday walk attracted 8 members. Some fine waratahs were photographed,​ but we're not saying where. Because of a scheduled T.V. filming on Sunday 14th the track clearing week-end on Starlight'​s trail was postponed. Unfortunately,​ the T.V. filming was postponed also. The Instructional week-end led by Denise Hull and Eileen Taylor went as per programme. The Saturday weekend walk was cancelled due to lack of starters and there was no Sunday walk. The Federation Search and Rescue week-end on 19-21st, was not so well attended as last year, but a splendid demonstration was held. About 20 member'​s were there. The Sunday walk from Bundeena to Garie was led by Grace Rigg, who had 6 members and 3 prospectives on the trip. The flowers were good, and even the hakea was appreciated. Lunch was partaken in a secret cave of Frank Leyden'​s. Grace believes the walk should be counted as a test. The first walk described by the Walks Secretary was that led by Bob Godfrey at the 6 hour week-end. This was something of a mystery hike. It was programmed to go to Bunbunbah Creek, but somehow the party were next heard of in a hired station wagon on a prospecting tour of the Capertee and Turon. There was no mention of any walking. The second walk that week-end led by Bill Rodgers appeared to have achieved all objectives, including Mt. Wallara, Mt. Guougang and Morong Falls. The party camped in an inch of snow on Friday night. The third walk - Reg Meekins trip from Yalwal to Tallong - went according to schedule, except that the River had to be crossed at Badgery'​s instead of at the bottom of Dynamite trail. There were 6 members and 2 prospectives on the trip, and the hospitality of the Crisp family at Tolwong station was as warm as ever. Wilf said that any walkers visiting the area should make a special point of calling in. A fourth walk to Bunbundah Creek and Dangera Creek was led by Alan Round. The week-end walk on 5-7th October was cancelled because the leader was away, but Raymond U'​Brien'​s Sunday walk attracted 8 members. Some fine waratahs were photographed,​ but we're not saying where. Because of a scheduled T.V. filming on Sunday 14th the track clearing week-end on Starlight'​s trail was postponed. Unfortunately,​ the T.V. filming was postponed also. The Instructional week-end led by Denise Hull and Eileen Taylor went as per programme. The Saturday weekend walk was cancelled due to lack of starters and there was no Sunday walk. The Federation Search and Rescue week-end on 19-21st, was not so well attended as last year, but a splendid demonstration was held. About 20 member'​s were there. The Sunday walk from Bundeena to Garie was led by Grace Rigg, who had 6 members and 3 prospectives on the trip. The flowers were good, and even the hakea was appreciated. Lunch was partaken in a secret cave of Frank Leyden'​s. Grace believes the walk should be counted as a test.
  
-Stuart Brook'​s Mountain Lagoon - Colo River walk was taken by Wilf Hilder instead, and there were 7 starters. Unfortunately Tony Quietsch had cartillege trouble in the'knee, and had to be taken back. The rest of the party went on to the Colo River, which was very welcome after a hot spell on the ridges. Great areas of felled timber were found at the head of Tootie Creek. There was a magnificent panorama from the top of Condor trig. Several serious errors were found in the St. Alban'​s military map. By 27 and 28th, Bob Godfrey was demotorised (station wagon returned to hirer). His walk to Woronara Dam and O'​Hare'​s Creek was enjoyed by 6 members. David Ingram'​s George'​s River walk on October 28th was done by 12 members, 5 prospectives and 1 visitor. David described the country from Minto to Freer'​s Crossing as open farming country. There are very few campsites along the river, but there are some oustanding ​swimming pools, including Bushwalker'​s Basin. It was a good hot weather walk.+Stuart Brook'​s Mountain Lagoon - Colo River walk was taken by Wilf Hilder instead, and there were 7 starters. Unfortunately Tony Quietsch had cartillege trouble in the knee, and had to be taken back. The rest of the party went on to the Colo River, which was very welcome after a hot spell on the ridges. Great areas of felled timber were found at the head of Tootie Creek. There was a magnificent panorama from the top of Condor trig. Several serious errors were found in the St. Alban'​s military map. By 27 and 28th, Bob Godfrey was demotorised (station wagon returned to hirer). His walk to Woronara Dam and O'​Hare'​s Creek was enjoyed by 6 members. David Ingram'​s George'​s River walk on October 28th was done by 12 members, 5 prospectives and 1 visitor. David described the country from Minto to Freer'​s Crossing as open farming country. There are very few campsites along the river, but there are some outstanding ​swimming pools, including Bushwalker'​s Basin. It was a good hot weather walk.
  
 Mick Elphick told us that the Conservation Conference, chaired by Allen Strom considered some 16 motions. Subjects discussed included subdivisions,​ wild life destruction and the effect of burning off on bird life. Mick Elphick told us that the Conservation Conference, chaired by Allen Strom considered some 16 motions. Subjects discussed included subdivisions,​ wild life destruction and the effect of burning off on bird life.
  
-The meeting closed after a few announcements of general interest. Wilf told us that a new 50,000 scale map of Canberra is available, also a sketch map of the Upper Capertee and that the Ulladulla map would be available soon. A new songbook compiled by the Kameruka ​Clab is available for 5/-, and proceeds will go to S & R. Also National Parks Association Christmas cards are available for 1/-.+The meeting closed after a few announcements of general interest. Wilf told us that a new 50,000 scale map of Canberra is available, also a sketch map of the Upper Capertee and that the Ulladulla map would be available soon. A new songbook compiled by the Kameruka ​Club is available for 5/-, and proceeds will go to S & R. Also National Parks Association Christmas cards are available for 1/-.
  
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 Club members will be in camp at North Era and surfing at South Era from 26th December, 1962 to 1st January 1963. Day walkers will be welcome at any time during the period. Club members will be in camp at North Era and surfing at South Era from 26th December, 1962 to 1st January 1963. Day walkers will be welcome at any time during the period.
  
-Infregdent ​trains to Lilyvale and walk out, or hourly trains to Waterfall, thence bus or hire car from Waterfall to Governor Game Lookout or Garie Beach, then walk a mile or so.+Infrequent ​trains to Lilyvale and walk out, or hourly trains to Waterfall, thence bus or hire car from Waterfall to Governor Game Lookout or Garie Beach, then walk a mile or so.
  
 === January 6. === === January 6. ===
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 Alas, the Rudolph Cup has indeed disappeared,​ and no wonder! Like all those things which the gods love, it died young. Alas, the Rudolph Cup has indeed disappeared,​ and no wonder! Like all those things which the gods love, it died young.
  
-It was conceived on a winter'​s night in 1953, when Admiral Anderson and I sat considering the blank Sundays on the hot end of his walks programme. We decided that we ourselves would fill the breach, and having little personal experience of Sunday walks, we had the impression that they must be somehow tied up with conservation,​ birds, bees and flowers. For the first  blank Sunday we mounted "Flora and Fauna study, Coogee to La Perouse via the rocks."​ Ah - innoceht ​youths. Nauseated by this masterpiece,​ somebody began to whistle the Eton Boating Song, and immediately the next Sunday walk became "Boat Race, National Park." As patron deity for the event, we chose Rudolph, who had so liberally irrigated us the Christmas before, in the Kommung.+It was conceived on a winter'​s night in 1953, when Admiral Anderson and I sat considering the blank Sundays on the hot end of his walks programme. We decided that we ourselves would fill the breach, and having little personal experience of Sunday walks, we had the impression that they must be somehow tied up with conservation,​ birds, bees and flowers. For the first  blank Sunday we mounted "Flora and Fauna study, Coogee to La Perouse via the rocks."​ Ah - innocent ​youths. Nauseated by this masterpiece,​ somebody began to whistle the Eton Boating Song, and immediately the next Sunday walk became "Boat Race, National Park." As patron deity for the event, we chose Rudolph, who had so liberally irrigated us the Christmas before, in the Kowmung.
  
-"​National Park?",​ said a more senior member when the programme came before the Committee, "You mean, Audley?"​ "​Yes",​ sparred the Admiral guiltily, "it will be perfectly orderly."​ He little knew! The first cup race was attended by eleven brave souls - and Rudolph, who graced his feast with thunder, lightning, water-spout and hurricanes. It was an auspicious omen, and year by year thereafter the ceremonies flourished more and more. The "flora and fauna study",​ "hich only ended in our surprising a nudist colony in full swing and being shot up in the rear of the Long Bay rifle range was featureless and futureless when compared with its twin Sunday ​malk.+"​National Park?",​ said a more senior member when the programme came before the Committee, "You mean, Audley?"​ "​Yes",​ sparred the Admiral guiltily, "it will be perfectly orderly."​ He little knew! The first cup race was attended by eleven brave souls - and Rudolph, who graced his feast with thunder, lightning, water-spout and hurricanes. It was an auspicious omen, and year by year thereafter the ceremonies flourished more and more. The "flora and fauna study",​ "which only ended in our surprising a nudist colony in full swing and being shot up in the rear of the Long Bay rifle range was featureless and futureless when compared with its twin Sunday ​walk.
  
 Year after year the Audley valley rang to the crash of breaking timber and the screams of the helpless victims as, deprived of their oars or their senses, they were pushed first over the finishing line. Year after year Rudolph sent hail, cloudbursts and thunder to mark his sacrifice, and the number of his devotees swelled. By 1957, scores of innocent civilian bystanders on the finishing line-bridge were being forced to empty 44 gallon drums of unholy-water on the victors. But in 1958, something waS wrong, the Deity was absent. Not a cloud in the sky. Above the crunch of the breaking ribs of boats and bushwalkers,​ elephantine crashings in the bushes proclaimed the arrival of the Police! They were very decent about it, but it was obvious, by the time that they left us, that the Cup and its patron were exiled from their home shrine forever. Year after year the Audley valley rang to the crash of breaking timber and the screams of the helpless victims as, deprived of their oars or their senses, they were pushed first over the finishing line. Year after year Rudolph sent hail, cloudbursts and thunder to mark his sacrifice, and the number of his devotees swelled. By 1957, scores of innocent civilian bystanders on the finishing line-bridge were being forced to empty 44 gallon drums of unholy-water on the victors. But in 1958, something waS wrong, the Deity was absent. Not a cloud in the sky. Above the crunch of the breaking ribs of boats and bushwalkers,​ elephantine crashings in the bushes proclaimed the arrival of the Police! They were very decent about it, but it was obvious, by the time that they left us, that the Cup and its patron were exiled from their home shrine forever.
  
-At first there was talk of transferring the cult to salt water and I for one put aside an 85 horse engine, a 6 x 4 inch centrifugal ​pamp and a gold-sluicing monitor which I thought might be acceptable instruments of sacrifice, but it was not to be. The ceremonies had always been accompanied by the admixture of a fair amount of human blood with the water and it was felt that sharks could be a nuisance.... Rudolph'​s standard was briefly raised, under squalid conditions, at places such as Wallacia, but only ever as a Pretender to a throne already held by others. His days of pride and glory were done, forever. The Cup was bereft of its purpose in life, and the sad vessel withered, oxidised and died. Let no man try to re-create the past. Get cracking, and think of something new!+At first there was talk of transferring the cult to salt water and I for one put aside an 85 horse engine, a 6 x 4 inch centrifugal ​pump and a gold-sluicing monitor which I thought might be acceptable instruments of sacrifice, but it was not to be. The ceremonies had always been accompanied by the admixture of a fair amount of human blood with the water and it was felt that sharks could be a nuisance.... Rudolph'​s standard was briefly raised, under squalid conditions, at places such as Wallacia, but only ever as a Pretender to a throne already held by others. His days of pride and glory were done, forever. The Cup was bereft of its purpose in life, and the sad vessel withered, oxidised and died. Let no man try to re-create the past. Get cracking, and think of something new!
  
 Puttoh. Puttoh.
  
-__Footnote for scholars__. Rudolph is of course, a pagan deity, the last member of the Bushwalker'​s ​Partheon. He is the God of blood, iron and hypophosphites,​ the operator in Sod's Law, the holy wielder of the "Last Bloody Straw"​. His mottoes are "Never give a sucker a break"?​ and "​Always hit a bushwalker when he's down". He can take the form of other pagan gods to get them into trouble, but he more usually takes the form of well-known bushwalkers to upset billies into the fire, walk through tent ropes and stand on pipes, eggs or compasses. In invisible form, it is he who guides the smoke from camp fires in the way it usually takes and puts extra greasy rocks in the best stream crossings.+__Footnote for scholars__. Rudolph is of course, a pagan deity, the last member of the Bushwalker'​s ​Pantheon. He is the God of blood, iron and hypophosphites,​ the operator in Sod's Law, the holy wielder of the "Last Bloody Straw"​. His mottoes are "Never give a sucker a break"?​ and "​Always hit a bushwalker when he's down". He can take the form of other pagan gods to get them into trouble, but he more usually takes the form of well-known bushwalkers to upset billies into the fire, walk through tent ropes and stand on pipes, eggs or compasses. In invisible form, it is he who guides the smoke from camp fires in the way it usually takes and puts extra greasy rocks in the best stream crossings.
  
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 All out at Katoomba\\ All out at Katoomba\\
 Into wintry wind;\\ Into wintry wind;\\
-Leader in a panic,\+Leader in a panic,\\
 Prospective left behind. Prospective left behind.
  
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 When the theme of our way of life places emphasis on goodwill to all men. When the theme of our way of life places emphasis on goodwill to all men.
  
-To ur many bushwalking friends, all here at Paddy'​s send greetings.+To our many bushwalking friends, all here at Paddy'​s send greetings.
  
 If you are compiling your list of gifts for the festive season remember we have a wonderful range for bushwalkers,​ campers and those who enjoy motoring, touring and skiing holidays. If you are compiling your list of gifts for the festive season remember we have a wonderful range for bushwalkers,​ campers and those who enjoy motoring, touring and skiing holidays.
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 Nylon capes. A beautifully light 9 ozs. £3.6.6. Nylon capes. A beautifully light 9 ozs. £3.6.6.
  
-New improved models of our special walking boots and super huskies ​frm £4.6.6 to £6.8.6.+New improved models of our special walking boots and super huskies ​from £4.6.6 to £6.8.6.
  
 New model '​H'​ frame pack, a smaller and more economical version of he popular large model. £9.10.6. New model '​H'​ frame pack, a smaller and more economical version of he popular large model. £9.10.6.
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 Paddy Pallin Pty Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. Paddy Pallin Pty Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear.
  
-201 Castlereagh St., ydney. BM2685.+201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. BM2685.
  
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 __S.B.W. Delegates__. Only three delegates from this Club attended. No advice was received from the fourth delegate. __S.B.W. Delegates__. Only three delegates from this Club attended. No advice was received from the fourth delegate.
  
-__Search and Rescue__. Supt. Jardine of the Police Department has been detailed as liason ​officer with Search and Rescue. Additional cliff rescue gear is still being acquired. It is propesed ​to purchase another VF.T. walkie-talkie outfit.+__Search and Rescue__. Supt. Jardine of the Police Department has been detailed as liaison ​officer with Search and Rescue. Additional cliff rescue gear is still being acquired. It is proposed ​to purchase another VF.T. walkie-talkie outfit.
  
 __Annual Ball__. A total of 306 attended the Federation Ba1l on 14th September. A profit of £89 resulted from the sale of ball tickets and the profit from the guessing competition was £137.12.3. Prizes were won by (1) Mr. D.M. Mittlehauser,​ 30 Anderson Street, Belmore (2) G. Young, 98 Janet Street, Leichhardt. __Annual Ball__. A total of 306 attended the Federation Ba1l on 14th September. A profit of £89 resulted from the sale of ball tickets and the profit from the guessing competition was £137.12.3. Prizes were won by (1) Mr. D.M. Mittlehauser,​ 30 Anderson Street, Belmore (2) G. Young, 98 Janet Street, Leichhardt.
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 __Blue Mountains National Park__. Picnic areas have now been provided at __Blue Mountains National Park__. Picnic areas have now been provided at
-Mt. Banks and Hunderford Gully ("The Slide" or Pages Pass) - not to be confused with Hungerford Creek which is further to the north east. Hungerford'​s Gully, a track is being built to the Grose River cliffs. Two rangers are now employed and partol ​at week-ends.+Mt. Banks and Hunderford Gully ("The Slide" or Pages Pass) - not to be confused with Hungerford Creek which is further to the north east. Hungerford'​s Gully, a track is being built to the Grose River cliffs. Two rangers are now employed and patrol ​at week-ends.
  
-__Heathcote Primitive Area__. Fireplaces to be built area cleared. The Trust is taking action about excessive clearing of Scout camping sites and the Scouts are now co-operating in camp ethics. Vehicles on Water Board and Electricity ​Commssion's access roads have been restricted. The Miana lease of 85 acres is to be renewd ​to the Mountain Trails Club.+__Heathcote Primitive Area__. Fireplaces to be built area cleared. The Trust is taking action about excessive clearing of Scout camping sites and the Scouts are now co-operating in camp ethics. Vehicles on Water Board and Electricity ​Commission's access roads have been restricted. The Miana lease of 85 acres is to be renewed ​to the Mountain Trails Club.
  
 __N.P.A. Central Region__ is to survey primitive areas in National Park and Kuringai Chase. It appears likely that a national park will be established in time on the Shoalhaven River (Horseshoe Bends) on the Western Peak about the Blockup. The Gloucester Tops reserve has been extended and the fire trail from Barrington Tops to Gloucester Tops is no longer trafficable for vehicles. __N.P.A. Central Region__ is to survey primitive areas in National Park and Kuringai Chase. It appears likely that a national park will be established in time on the Shoalhaven River (Horseshoe Bends) on the Western Peak about the Blockup. The Gloucester Tops reserve has been extended and the fire trail from Barrington Tops to Gloucester Tops is no longer trafficable for vehicles.
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 __Colong Caves__. A gate has been erected there, according to reports, but the location of it is not clear. No doubt more details will be forthcoming. __Colong Caves__. A gate has been erected there, according to reports, but the location of it is not clear. No doubt more details will be forthcoming.
  
-__Minute Secretary__. Owing to pressure of business, Mr Rosentool has had to resign from teh position of Minute Secretary. The position must be filled at the November meeting and the Club's delegates would be pleased to hear from any members willing to take the position.+__Minute Secretary__. Owing to pressure of business, Mr Rosentool has had to resign from the position of Minute Secretary. The position must be filled at the November meeting and the Club's delegates would be pleased to hear from any members willing to take the position.
  
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 === N.Z. Invaded!! === === N.Z. Invaded!! ===
  
-With what must be the biggest operation since Lkinawa, Colin Putt plans to invade New Zealand this month (probably make about as much noise as the Yanks did, too). No less than 25 will leave Sydney late in December for 3 weeks climbing.+With what must be the biggest operation since Okinawa, Colin Putt plans to invade New Zealand this month (probably make about as much noise as the Yanks did, too). No less than 25 will leave Sydney late in December for 3 weeks climbing.
  
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 I find with it all, twelve months just suffice. I find with it all, twelve months just suffice.
  
-A few days ago I was fihally ​through;\\+A few days ago I was finally ​through;\\
 So I packed all those toys without more ado.\\ So I packed all those toys without more ado.\\
 And labelled them clearly to each land on Earth,\\ And labelled them clearly to each land on Earth,\\
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 If you are in this category, and haven'​t any ideas of your own, you'll find plenty of interesting possibilities available. All "​club"​ walks over this period are privately arranged, but if you are young and attractive, pleasant company, and/or a reasonable walker (in that order), you should have no trouble joining up with one of the bunches. But don't make the mistake of rushing up to the leader you select and shouting breathlessly "Can I come on your walk?" There is a certain rigid protocol to be observed when urging in on a private walk. First find your leader. He will inevitably be found standing, talking, map in hand, surrounded by a small fish-eyed group (who probably have no intention of going on the ruddy walk, and aren't interested anyway). Join the outskirts of this group and listen in (or make a fair pretence of so doing). If you are in this category, and haven'​t any ideas of your own, you'll find plenty of interesting possibilities available. All "​club"​ walks over this period are privately arranged, but if you are young and attractive, pleasant company, and/or a reasonable walker (in that order), you should have no trouble joining up with one of the bunches. But don't make the mistake of rushing up to the leader you select and shouting breathlessly "Can I come on your walk?" There is a certain rigid protocol to be observed when urging in on a private walk. First find your leader. He will inevitably be found standing, talking, map in hand, surrounded by a small fish-eyed group (who probably have no intention of going on the ruddy walk, and aren't interested anyway). Join the outskirts of this group and listen in (or make a fair pretence of so doing).
  
-After half an hour or go depending upon the ability and practice of the leader, he will start to slow down and perhaps even permit an interjection or two. This invatiably ​breaks the hypnotic spell and the mob will begin to drift away. Now is your chance! Sidle in closer and closer until you find the leader'​s glazed eyes occasionally peering through you. We trust you have not wasted the preceding 30 minutes. Rather should you have been madly thinking up a couple of intelligent questions or comments such as "Looks like a good trip, Charlie."​+After half an hour or go depending upon the ability and practice of the leader, he will start to slow down and perhaps even permit an interjection or two. This invariably ​breaks the hypnotic spell and the mob will begin to drift away. Now is your chance! Sidle in closer and closer until you find the leader'​s glazed eyes occasionally peering through you. We trust you have not wasted the preceding 30 minutes. Rather should you have been madly thinking up a couple of intelligent questions or comments such as "Looks like a good trip, Charlie."​
  
 He will be so relieved and inspired to find that here, at last, is someone who does not think him completely crazy, that he will launch forth on another flood of words, but don't be dismayed, this second phase rarely lasts more than 10 minutes or so. Now comes your knock-out punch line, "Got many going, Charlie?"​ He will be so relieved and inspired to find that here, at last, is someone who does not think him completely crazy, that he will launch forth on another flood of words, but don't be dismayed, this second phase rarely lasts more than 10 minutes or so. Now comes your knock-out punch line, "Got many going, Charlie?"​
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 Here are a few of this year's selection for your introductory guidance. This is not the place for any comment re the leaders or their walks - this must be your decision alone. Here are a few of this year's selection for your introductory guidance. This is not the place for any comment re the leaders or their walks - this must be your decision alone.
  
-Frank Leyden is going down the Kowmung ​fron Ginkin to Waterfall Creek to Kanangra, a leisurely trip - plenty of swimming, lazing and optional side forays. Friday 22.12.62 - Tuesday 1.1.63 inclusive.+Frank Leyden is going down the Kowmung ​from Ginkin to Waterfall Creek to Kanangra, a leisurely trip - plenty of swimming, lazing and optional side forays. Friday 22.12.62 - Tuesday 1.1.63 inclusive.
  
-Wilf Hilder'​s following the Capertee and Colo from Glen Davis to Upper Colo (we think), again with side trips which the less energetic can exchange for a day's spinebash at base cmap - same dates as Frank'​s trip.+Wilf Hilder'​s following the Capertee and Colo from Glen Davis to Upper Colo (we think), again with side trips which the less energetic can exchange for a day's spinebash at base camp - same dates as Frank'​s trip.
  
 Stuart Brooks will he going down the Kowmung (if he can find it) from Tuglow Creek to Gingra Range to Kanangra and hopes to combine with Frank Leyden'​s party for several days including New Year's eve - Friday 28.12.62 to Saturday 5.1.63. Stuart Brooks will he going down the Kowmung (if he can find it) from Tuglow Creek to Gingra Range to Kanangra and hopes to combine with Frank Leyden'​s party for several days including New Year's eve - Friday 28.12.62 to Saturday 5.1.63.
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 ===== Outward Bound Course For Girls. ===== ===== Outward Bound Course For Girls. =====
  
-Dot Batler ​and Jane Putt have been appointed to the Women'​s Liaison ​ Committee of the Outward Bound Movement, under the Chairmanship of Mrs. W.R. Callen, O.B.E. This Committee has been formed to assist in matters concerning promotion, ​rucruiting ​and planning work. This Committee of over 25 members represents many sections of Industry an dSocial Activities, of which Bushwalking is one. Plans are well advanced for the third Outward Bound Girls' Course to be held in Australia, which is to be at Port Hacking, Sydney during February 1963.+Dot Butler ​and Jane Putt have been appointed to the Women'​s Liaison ​ Committee of the Outward Bound Movement, under the Chairmanship of Mrs. W.R. Callen, O.B.E. This Committee has been formed to assist in matters concerning promotion, ​recruiting ​and planning work. This Committee of over 25 members represents many sections of Industry an dSocial Activities, of which Bushwalking is one. Plans are well advanced for the third Outward Bound Girls' Course to be held in Australia, which is to be at Port Hacking, Sydney during February 1963.
  
 On Saturday, 15th December, a visit will be made to the Outward Bound School on the Hawkesbury. Anyone interested in attending, to see the School in action, please contact Dot Butler. People influential in quarters which could be forthcoming with recruits for the next Girls Course are especially invited. Instructors are also wanted - see Dot B. if interested. On Saturday, 15th December, a visit will be made to the Outward Bound School on the Hawkesbury. Anyone interested in attending, to see the School in action, please contact Dot Butler. People influential in quarters which could be forthcoming with recruits for the next Girls Course are especially invited. Instructors are also wanted - see Dot B. if interested.
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 Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear. Paddy Pallin Pty. Ltd. Lightweight Camp Gear.
  
-201 Castereagh ​St., Sydney. BM2685.+201 Castlereagh ​St., Sydney. BM2685.
  
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- ​SCIENCE+===== ScienceNaturally. ===== 
-Our Aboriginies:​+ 
 +=== Our Aborigines. === 
 + 
 +The Australian aboriginal has been much maligned, being variously described as shiftless, dull, filthy, uncivilised (whatever that means) and dour. 
 + 
 +H. Finlayson, sometime Curator of Mammals, South Australian Museum has studied them in their natural surroundings and his views, apart from their interest, must carry some weight. In his words, 'the typical western black is a fine figure of a man. Though he tends to be sparse, particularly around the legs, many men of middle age are as heavily muscled about the upper parts as the average white man. In emergency, they are capable 6f extraordinary feats of endurance in covering long distances in a short time without sustenance. 
 + 
 +Amazement has often been expressed that the aborigines make no use Of animal skins in constructing covering to improve their living conditions, and this fact has been regarded as another instance of their "​lowliness"​ and "​stupidity"​. No one, however, who has seen the combination of acute observation and deduction, with boundless energy or application,​ which they bring to the solution their hunting problems, could subscribe to that idea. 
 + 
 +Rather, they have an in-bred dislike of all impedimenta. They will tolerate no sacrifice of mobility. A party may decide suddenly to move on to another locality. Without more ado, the men reach for their spears and walk away, and their women follow, carrying no more than a yam stick, (a sharpened stake about 4 feet long) a wirra (a shallow wooden bowl used for scooping aside earth loosened by the yam stick) and their youngest child. 
 + 
 +In evolving a capacity to endure, naked, heat, cold and rain they have acquired something much more portable and permanent than a skin tent or a fur cloak. 
 + 
 +So long as he is quite naked, he has a natural dignity of bearing, but when he dons the cast-offs of the white-man he becomes a scarecrow. Also, since he knows nothing of those precautions against accumulating filth which long ages of experience in the wearing of clothes have taught the white man, he rapidly becomes verminous and dirty. 
 + 
 +In their tracking ability, they display more than acuteness of vision, for the rapid interpretation of what is observed is even more remarkable. The tracks of many of the small marsupials and rodents are almost identical, and are usually distorted in the sandy soil. Yet the aboriginal will unhesitaing1y name the animal from its tracks, and the subsequent capture from its burrow will invariably prove him correct. 
 + 
 +He is a remarkable eater, and I have seen two men sit down and in a six-hour session, consume a fifty pound kangaroo. This is not gluttony, but a very valuable asset in surroundings where meals could be a long way apart. 
 + 
 +Among themselves, a general kindliness of disposition is a marked trait, and there is little evidence of implacable hatreds and the lusting delight in another'​s pain, which in the natives of the Americas, for example, serve to remind one that man is part fiend. 
 + 
 +A sweet tooth is a leading characteristic of both sexes at all ages, and the gins go to infinite trouble to get honey and other local sweets like the sugary exudation of the mulga twigs and the honey ant. The latter is relished exceedingly. It is a deep burrowing ant which feeds on the mulga bloom. After rain, its abdomen distends to a bladder the size of a grape, and is filled with a thin syrup, the sweetness of which is relieved by a slight acidity and a flavour of malt. The gins will frequently do half a day's heavy digging, sometimes following the galleries four feet deep in the loam to get perhaps fifty or a hundred ants. 
 + 
 +It is a solemn moment for the gins when at last they lay down their yam-sticks, and prepare to give themselves up to the silent enjoyment of the ravishing delicacy. One by one, the feebly struggling ants are tenderly seized by the forepart, the abdomen placed between the lips, and its contents squeezed into the mouth...
  
-The Australian aboriginal has been much maligned, being variously described as shiftless, dull, filthy, Uncivilised (whatever that means) Aid dour. 
-H. Finlayson, sometime Curator of Mammals, South Australian Museum 
-has studied them in their natural surroundings and his views, apart from 
-their interest, must carry some-weight. In his words, '​the-typical 
-western black i6 a fine figure of d'Man: Though he tends to be sparse, particularly around the legs) many men of middle age are as heavily muscled about the-upper. parts as the aveage white man. In emergency, they are capable 6f extraordinAry feats of endurance in covering long distances in a short time without sustenance. 
-Amazement has Often been expressed that the-aborigines make no use Of animal skins in constructing covering to improve their living donditions) and this fact has-been tegarded 8.6 another instande of -their-ulowlinas"​ and "​stufaditir"​. No one; however) who has seen-the combinatiOn of acute observgtion and deduction) with boudless-energy or application,​ which they bring to the solution their hunting problems, could subscribe to that idea. 
-Rather, they have an in=bred dislike of all impedimenta. They -will - t6lerate no gacrifice of mObility. A-15arty may decide euddenly to move on to another locality. Without more ado, the men'​t'​each for their spears and walk away) and their women follow, cairying no more-than'​a yam-stick, (a shepened stake abou:​6.4-feet long) a wirra (a shallow wooden bowl used for 
-scooping aside earth loosened by the yam stick) and their youngest child. 
-In-evolling a capacity-to endure, naked, heat, cold and rain they have acquired something much more portable and permanent that a skin tent or a - fur cloak. 
-so' 
-86 long as he is quite,​naked3 he has a natural dignity of bearing; but when he-dons-the cat offs of the he becomes a scarecrow. Also, -since he Imlows nothing of those precautions againstaccumulating filth whidh long ages of experience in the wearing, of clothes have taught the white man, he rapidly becomes verminous and dirty. 
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-- In their tracking ability, '​theydisplay more than acuteness of vision, 
-for the rapid interpretation of what is obseved is even m6re remarkable. The tracks of many'​of the small marsupials and rodents aft almost identical, and 
-are usually distorted in the sandy soil. Yet the aboriginal will unhesitaing17 mame the animal Ma* its tracks, and the subsequent Capture from its burrow will invariably prove him correct. 
-December 1962 The Sydney Bushwalkor 23 
-He-iS a remarkable eater, and I have seen tl-h76 men sit dowt and in-a six hour session, consume a fiftyTpound kangaroo. This-is not gluttony, but a very valuable asset in surroundings where meals could be a long way apart. 
-Among themselves, a general, kindliness of disposition is a marked trait, and there is little evidence of implacable hatreds and the lustingdelight in anotheris pain, which in the natives of the Americas, for example, servo to remind one that man is part fiend. 
-A sweet tooth is a leading aharacto:​ristic-of both 6exes at all ages, and the gins go to infinite trouble to get honey and other local sweets -r5Te 
-the sugary exudation of the mulga twigs and the honey ant. The - latter is relished exceedingly. It i6 a deep burrowing ant which feeds on 
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-the tulga bloom. After rain, its abdomen distends to a bladder the size of a grape, and is filled with a thin sy'​rup,'​ the sweetness of which is 
-relievod by a slight acidity and-a flavour-of-malt. The gins will frequently do half a dayts heavy digging, sometimes following the galleries four feet 
-0 deep in the loam to get perhaps fiftY or a hundred ants. 
-It is a soleMh moment for the gins when gt lest they lay downtheir yam. 
-sticks, and prepare to give themselves up to the silent enjoyment of the ravishing delicacy. One by on the feebly struggling ants are tenderly seized by the forepart, the abdomen placed between the lips, and its contents 
-squeezed into the mouth 
 It is a solemn moment for the ants, also.' It is a solemn moment for the ants, also.'
-W dal-10Tbr brings home notes from school + 
-Each one of them 1ge1ating +---- 
-The bUgs to-which she's been exposed+ 
 +My daughter ​brings home notes from school\\ 
 +Each one of them re1ating\\ 
 +The bugs to which she's been exposed\\
 Their time of incubating. Their time of incubating.
-in vain I've waited hopefully For some slight indiCation She's been exposed-to anything Resembling educationt 
-Congratulations to Colin and Jane Putt on the arrival of their fourth child a daughter. 
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-24 The Sydney Bushwalker December 1962 
  
-. +In vain I've waited hopefully\\ 
- +For some slight indication\\ 
-We trust 1963 will find you contented, relaxed and at peace +She's been exposed to anything\\ 
-with your fellow:mane. +Resembling education.
-...  Staff Manager +
-.. +
-. Sales Manager +
-   ​Technical Director +
-... +
- ​** ​   ​+
  
-V icA-0-e. +----
-.  Office Boy +
-+
-Sm. tram St. b g 0+
  
 +Congratulations to Colin and Jane Putt on the arrival of their fourth child - a daughter.
  
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 +We trust 1963 will find you contented, relaxed and at peace with your fellow man.
 +
 +Denise Hull: Staff Manager\\
 +E D Taylor: Sales Manager\\
 +Lola Wedlock: Sales Manager\\
 +Shirley: Technical Director\\
 +Stuart Brooks: Office Boy
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