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 ===== Countegany To Araluen. ===== ===== Countegany To Araluen. =====
  
-=== The Story of an O1d-fashioned Walk. ===+=== The Story of an Old-fashioned Walk. ===
  
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-1963 REUNION ​=CET +===== 1963 Reunion Report. ====
- ​Capon + 
-And thus Bill Rodgers relinquished the symbols of office to Ron Knightley. (Disparity in likeness, if any, may be put down to the fact that the artist was shivering madly at the time due to Elayne Metcalfe and Lola Wedlock havingstolen his shirt). +Capon 
-Saturday'​s miserable weather in Sydney deterred quite,a few, conspicuously ​Elf See Viun, but especially the family groups, so members were not as large as usual. However, we suffered only one sharp shower (Saturday evening) so el) was well. With such relatively dry conditions, it is difficult to imagine how the new President could have gotten so ruddy muddy. + 
-Quite a number of family groups arrived on Sunday morning to make the most of the swimming, fine weather and excellent company available at Woods Creek. They were not disappointed on any score. Certainly, the Grose River near Xoods Creek is as nice a spot to spend a quiet, relaxed day as you could ever hope for. +And thus Bill Rodgers relinquished the symbols of office to Ron Knightley. (Disparity in likeness, if any, may be put down to the fact that the artist was shivering madly at the time due to Elayne Metcalfe and Lola Wedlock having stolen his shirt). 
-April 1963 The Sydney Bash-al:​1'​2:​0r + 
-The camp fire was as enjoyable as you would wishIt was 5.arked ​by a casual air of spontaneity which belied the large mount of organisation and Work put into it by the various ​pci,​Jpie ​concerned, particularly Jim Brown who did a mighty job as organiaL,tr, C and whipper-in. The entertainment rolled along effortiess2T ​until midnight, when supper was served, with biscuits, coffee and/or cocoa being supplied by Snow Brown and John Holly and bread by Bob Duncan, +Saturday'​s miserable weather in Sydney deterred quite a few, conspicuously ​Eff See Wun, but especially the family groups, so members were not as large as usual. However, we suffered only one sharp shower (Saturday evening) so all was well. With such relatively dry conditions, it is difficult to imagine how the new President could have gotten so ruddy muddy. 
-Dierione ​was in a singing mood and Paddy P. had no trouble in getting plenty of volume and harmony between items, 1,70 hod two sketches. The Noble children-with the lasses Iff eppett ​and Roots (assisted by muil as thu 'Opera House T) managed to blow up the Opera House and Jim Brown, Mal McGregor, Don Matthews and Geoff Wagg gave us a stylish performance of "The Root of All Evil"​. + 
-It was a pity Gordon Redmond wasn'​t ​thel'​e ​but mostly for his benefit, ​he are a few extracts. ​. +Quite a number of family groups arrived on Sunday morning to make the most of the swimming, fine weather and excellent company available at Woods Creek. They were not disappointed on any score. Certainly, the Grose River near Woods Creek is as nice a spot to spend a quiet, relaxed day as you could ever hope for. 
-Up curtain Treasarer, middle stage, + 
-Treas. (sings) Cash, cash, beautiful cash +The camp fire was as enjoyable as you would wishIt was marked ​by a casual air of spontaneity which belied the large amount ​of organisation and work put into it by the various ​people ​concerned, particularly Jim Brown who did a mighty job as organiserM.Cand whipper-in. The entertainment rolled along effortlessly ​until midnight, when supper was served, with biscuits, coffee and/or cocoa being supplied by Snow Brown and John Holly and bread by Bob Duncan. 
-I've got quite a lot, but I 1l never be rash Tty usual prescription is boost the subscription And then I'll have oodles ​or wonderful cash"​ + 
-Enter well respected Vice-Pros, +Everyone ​was in a singing mood and Paddy P. had no trouble in getting plenty of volume and harmony between items. We had two sketches. The Noble children with the Misses Moppett ​and Roots (assisted by mum as the 'Opera House') managed to blow up the Opera House and Jim Brown, Mal McGregor, Don Matthews and Geoff Wagg gave us a stylish performance of "The Root of All Evil". 
-Treas. Now Jack, I want you Ycf,l've such + 
-a nice open face. They all trust you. They don't trust me Would you do something for me Jackie Boy. +It was a pity Gordon Redmond wasn'​t ​there butmostly for his benefit, ​here are a few extracts. 
-(Follows much persuasion, singing and crying on shoulders) Well respected Why of coursu ​I'll help - (sin,r;s+ 
-I'll help persuade the members of our need I'​ll ​argues ​threaten and perhaps I'll plead. I'll even -balsa ​a couple to the pub +Up curtain Treasarer, middle stage
-And convince them we must raise the sub, + 
-Treas. "Well, I think you should ​(le,w a diagram +Treas. (sings)
-to show how bad things ​arc - a graph say, shoving ​us sinking in a sea of rod ink."​ + 
-(more talk, singing then mdt +Cash, cash, beautiful cash\\ 
-Ehter Pres,Elect and Sec Elect:, Tuet, +I've got quite a lot, but I'1l never be rash\\ 
-"Money is the root of all uvil Ebney is the root of all evil 14bn'​t ​cont rninnte r%solf yith It +My usual prescription is boost the subscription\\ 
-Take it away, take it awa ta1,13 it awa,f+And then I'll have oodles ​of wonderful cash" 
-16 The Sydney Bushwalker April 1963 + 
-Pres. Elect. ​Treas. +Enter well respected Vice-President. 
-Pres. Elect. Treasurer. Pres. Elect. Treasurer. + 
-Pres. Elect-Sings. +Treas.
-Treasurer. (rushes Sec. Elect. + 
-Pres. Elect. +Now Jack, I want you. You've such\\ 
-Sec. Elect. Pres. Elect. +a nice open face. They all trust you.\\ 
-" How ' s the Treasury?"​ +They don't trust meWould you do\\ 
-"Low. Very Low. I may say gentlemen I thinkwe +something for me Jackie Boy. 
-have no alternative to putting up the subscription."​ "What about all our assets. Say this?"​ + 
-"No! No NUstn't touch! Era Trust Fund. +(Follows much persuasion, singing and crying on shoulders)
-"But we have E1300 in realisable assets."​ + 
-"Pooh! Nothing ​lihe that, Hardly anything at all. wffe got money, lots and lots of money We got money, we've really got enough We've no need to earn, we've money to burn And money is filthy, filthy stuff. +Well respectedWhy of course ​I'll help - (sings)
-off shouting) Sacrilege!"​ + 
-"​I ​suPpose ​we will have anough money? +V.P: 
-"Well, um, yes, no, er.... Look. I have it. let the Treasurer talk about puttinE:: ​up the' ​Then, when his scheme is tossed out, we put increasing subson new members and marl ied only."​ + 
-"aly pick on them?"​ +I'll help persuade the members of our need\\ 
-"Well new members ​hnve no say till they t1(3 in and married blokes are used to 1-3ayin;:​- ​out anywy. Don't worry. She'll be right. There'​ll be en::​24--,​h ​money."​ +I'​ll ​argue, ​threaten and perhaps I'll plead. ​\\ 
-We'​ll +I'll even take a couple to the pub\\ 
-sub. +And convince them we must raise the sub
-up another, couples+ 
 +Treas.
 + 
 +"Well, I think you should ​draw a diagram\\ 
 +to show how bad things ​are - a graph say,\\ 
 +showing ​us sinking in a sea of red ink." 
 + 
 +(more talk, singing then exit W.R.V.P.) 
 + 
 +Enter PresElect and SecElect. Duet: 
 + 
 +"Money is the root of all evil\\ 
 +Money is the root of all evil\\ 
 +Won'​t ​contaminate myself with it\\ 
 +Take it away, take it awa, take it away
 + 
 +Pres. Elect."​How'​s the Treasury?"​ 
 + 
 +Treasurer.: ​"Low. Very Low. I may say gentlemen I think we\\ 
 +have no alternative to putting up the subscription."​ 
 + 
 +Pres. Elect.: ​"What about all our assets. Say this?"​ 
 + 
 +Treasurer.: ​"No! No! Mustn't touch! Era Trust Fund. 
 + 
 +Pres. Elect.: ​"But we have £1300 ​in realisable assets."​ 
 + 
 +Treasurer.: ​"Pooh! Nothing ​like that, Hardly anything at all. 
 + 
 +Pres. Elect. sings: 
 + 
 +"​We ​got money, lots and lots of money\\ 
 +We got money, we've really got enough\\ 
 +We've no need to earn, we've money to burn\\ 
 +And money is filthy, filthy stuff. 
 + 
 +Treasurer.: (rushes ​off shouting) Sacrilege!"​ 
 + 
 +Sec. Elect.: ​"​I ​suppose ​we __will__ ​have anough money? 
 + 
 +Pres. Elect.: ​"Well, um, yes, no, er.... Look. I have it. We'​ll\\ 
 +let the Treasurer talk about putting ​up the sub.\\ 
 +Then, when his scheme is tossed out, we put up another,​\\ 
 +increasing subson new members and married couples ​only."​ 
 + 
 +Sec. Elect.: ​"Why pick on them?"​ 
 + 
 +Pres. Elect.: ​"Well new members ​have no say till they'​re ​in and\\ 
 +married blokes are used to paying ​out anywy. Don't\\ 
 +worry. She'll be right. There'​ll be enough ​money."​ 
 Both exit singing. Both exit singing.
-'​Cash,​.cash,​ beautiful cash  
-We'll get in some more even tho' its is trash. Although we despise it, Ve do realise it Is handy for some things, is wonderful cash." 
  
-At the conclusion of this, someone persisted in shouting out "​Author! Author:  ​it was eventually discovered to be the author himself.+"Cash, cash, beautiful cash -\\ 
 +We'll get in some more even tho' its is trash.\\ 
 +Although we despise it, we do realise it\\ 
 +Is handy for some things, is wonderful cash."​ 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +At the conclusion of this, someone persisted in shouting out "​Author! Author! - it was eventually discovered to be the author himself. 
 Taro was there, of course, and gave us his usual musical masterpiece. Jim Brown put on a soliloqdy "Death of a Mouse",​ during which Christine (Brown) and Sally (Harvey), as two mice (complete with ears), mimed the the story with a lot of realistic squeaks and actions. Taro was there, of course, and gave us his usual musical masterpiece. Jim Brown put on a soliloqdy "Death of a Mouse",​ during which Christine (Brown) and Sally (Harvey), as two mice (complete with ears), mimed the the story with a lot of realistic squeaks and actions.
-As individuetl items we had songs from Jean Balfour, Hal Nolan, Kevin Dean, Bob Duncan, ​Nal, McGregor and Brian Harvey. Even Colin Putt was induced to lead "The Volga Boatman"​ from the bleachers, and Geoff Wagg gave us a taste of rock-nroll (or was it twist?) with "​I'​ve been Everywhere, ​Nan" (specially adapted lyrics by Heather Joyce and the two Waggs). + 
-Here are a few samples of Ceoff's song, but you really need Geoff to sing them. +As individuetl items we had songs from Jean Balfour, Hal Nolan, Kevin Dean, Bob Duncan, ​Mal. McGregor and Brian Harvey. Even Colin Putt was induced to lead "The Volga Boatman"​ from the bleachers, and Geoff Wagg gave us a taste of rock-n-roll ​(or was it twist?) with "​I'​ve been Everywhere, ​Man" (specially adapted lyrics by Heather Joyce and the two Waggs). 
-April 1.963 The Sydney Bushwalker + 
-amie...ImolmM1111Ine +Here are a few samples of Geoff's song, but you really need Geoff to sing them. 
-17 + 
-Now try:.1. +"I was humping my bluey\\ 
-"I was humping my bluey +On a Blue Mountains Fire Road\\ 
-On a Blue Mountains Fire Road When up came a -walker +When up came a walker\\ 
-With a high canvass-covered load. I dropped the swag a moment While I gazed upon the scene And as he came up beside me I said 'Where have you been?' He said:- (prestissimo) +With a high canvass-covered load.\\ 
-"I been Blue Dog, Brown Dog, White Dog, Black Dog, Ghost Dog, Red Dog, Howling Dog, Spotted Dog, +I dropped the swag a moment\\ 
-Brindle Dog, Shaggy Dog, Snarling Dog, Grizzle Dog, Grey Pup, Bad Pup, Knight Pup and Dirty Dog, +While I gazed upon the scene\\ 
-Ire been everywhere,man! 'lye been everywhere, man! +And as he came up beside me\\ 
-I've crossed the desert bare, man +I said 'Where have you been?'\\ 
-I've breathed the mountain air, man +He said:- (prestissimo) 
-of trouble I've had my Share man I've been everywhere! + 
-Ibsen+"I been Blue Dog, Brown Dog, White Dog, Black Dog,\\ 
-Black Billy, Wollondilli,​ Currockbilly,​ Yerrangobilly Bibbenluke, Bindook; ​la,. Cook, D6nae Brook, ​Mt. Berri, Tinderri, ​BlaOk Jerry; Wangaderri, Heartbreaker,​ Cloudmaker, Gabes Gap, Pass the map - +Ghost Dog, Red Dog, Howling Dog, Spotted Dog,\\ 
-I've been everywhere etc etc.+Brindle Dog, Shaggy Dog, Snarling Dog, Grizzle Dog,\\ 
 +Grey Pup, Bad Pup, Knight Pup and Dirty Dog,\\ 
 +I'​ve ​been everywhere, man!\\ 
 +I've been everywhere, man!\\ 
 +I've crossed the desert bare, man\\ 
 +I've breathed the mountain air, man\\ 
 +of trouble I've had my share man\\ 
 +I've been everywhere! 
 + 
 +Now try: 
 + 
 +I been,\\ 
 +Black Billy, Wollondilli,​ Currockbilly,​ Yerrangobilly\\ 
 +Bibbenluke, Bindook; ​Mt. Cook, Danae Brook,\\ 
 +Mt. Berri, Tinderri, ​Black Jerry; Wangaderri,\\ 
 +Heartbreaker,​ Cloudmaker, Gabes Gap, Pass the map -\\ 
 +I've been everywhere etcetc. 
 or or
-I been + 
-Myrang, Corang, Guouogang, Gangerang,​ +I been\\ 
-TaIlaterang,​ Billnigang, Callimbang, Burragorang,​ +Myrang, Corang, Guouogang, Gangerang,\\ 
-CouridjahEttrema, Gingra, Mumbedah, +TaIlaterang,​ Billnigang, Callimbang, Burragorang,​\\ 
-Big Rick, Bonnum Pic, Kedumba Crick, Make y'​sick,​ +CouridjahEttrema, Gingra, Mumbedah,\\ 
-I've been everywhere etc etc.+Big Rick, Bonnum Pic, Kedumba Crick, Make y'​sick,​\\ 
 +I've been everywhere etcetc. 
 Very good for the tonsils and lungs, you'll find. Very good for the tonsils and lungs, you'll find.
-We initiated the new members in traditional fashion. Putto had procared ​from an undisclosed source a "​S.B.W."​ branding iron which was, naturally enough, heated to red hett, and held ready for application to suitable anatomical areas. + 
-Amongst the quivering group we had Alan Rigby (recently re-admitted with very few objections) ​andDot ​Butler (never been initiated, so help me!) +We initiated the new members in traditional fashion. Putto had procured ​from an undisclosed source a "​S.B.W."​ branding iron which was, naturally enough, heated to red heat, and held ready for application to suitable anatomical areas. 
-The group was given 40 seconds to pitch an ordinary Paddy-made tent and get inside (if such piece of equipment can be classed ​P.s ordinary). Anyone outside the tent after zero hour would receive a bolt with the branding iron where it would do most good. A large bag of crushed ice + 
-was kept handy to quell fires and riots and generally cool down overheated initiatees. +Amongst the quivering group we had Alan Rigby (recently re-admitted with very few objections) ​and Dot Butler (never been initiated, so help me!) 
-18 The Sydney Bushwall= April 1963 + 
- Padt- was surp*,​-13d ​to find that his 7 x 5 A tent, always classed"twopan", held 15 more or less comfortably,​ so you can expect an early price rise. +The group was given 40 seconds to pitch an ordinary Paddy-made tent and get inside (if such piece of equipment can be classed ​as ordinary). Anyone outside the tent after zero hour would receive a bolt with the branding iron where it would do most good. A large bag of crushed ice was kept handy to quell fires and riots and generally cool down overheated initiatees. 
-With the bevy of singing talent having set the mood, a large group stayed around the fire singing their way through the various song books, while amaller ​breakaway ​groupsgradually ​formed. At Killara, spear-headed by Mal. McGregor and KevDean, the die-hards yodelled their way through the songs in Malcolm'​s private collection (and a few that weren'​t). + 
-Sunday was a family picnic day but Miriam found time to perform her impartial rites over the burnt offerings. Even I could have eliminated a few entries but lariam ​had a tough job with the remainder. Eventually she selected Eddie Stretton'​s. From what I could gather, it was mixed by Jack Gentle, and cooked by Eddie under Ernie French'​s supervision - but Eddie got the prize. +Paddy was surprised ​to find that his 7 x 5 A tent, always classed "two-man", held 15 more or less comfortably,​ so you can expect an early price rise. 
-Among the 'not seen so often' classification we had Enid Rigby, Frank Cramp (of the Fox Paws), ​7.0,​1buldy ​Harrison, Winifred ("​Dunc"​) Duncan, Mr & MrsRay-Bean and Roy Bennet (our Honorary Member from Cattai). The Trustees, Wal Roots, Maurie ​Berrj- ​and Joe Turner were there also. Well, that was 1963 reunion, so, folka, let'​s ​gt back to bed. + 
-There is a distinct possibility that S. & Rc. will attend the 1964 reunion in force to save themselves the trouble of getting organised on +With the bevy of singing talent having set the mood, a large group stayed around the fire singing their way through the various song books, while smaller ​breakaway ​groups gradually ​formed. At Killara, spear-headed by Mal. McGregor and KevDean, the die-hards yodelled their way through the songs in Malcolm'​s private collection (and a few that weren'​t). 
-Sunday night. + 
-FO".e, ALL YOUR TRAIZPORT MOM BLACl2EA.TH ​ CONTCT +Sunday was a family picnic day but Miriam found time to perform her impartial rites over the burnt offerings. Even I could have eliminated a few entries but Miriam ​had a tough job with the remainder. Eventually she selected Eddie Stretton'​s. From what I could gather, it was mixed by Jack Gentle, and cooked by Eddie under Ernie French'​s supervision - but Eddie got the prize. 
-HATSWELL'S TA2I AND TOURIST SERVICE+ 
-RINGWRITEWIRE OR CALL ANY HOUR DAY OR NIGHT.' +Among the 'not seen so often' classification we had Enid Rigby, Frank Cramp (of the Fox Paws), ​Mouldy ​Harrison, Winifred ("​Dunc"​) Duncan, Mr & MrsRay Bean and Roy Bennet (our Honorary Member from Cattai). The Trustees, Wal Roots, Maurie ​Berry and Joe Turner were there also. Well, that was 1963 reunion, so, folks, let'​s ​get back to bed. 
-Thane: Blackheath W459 or W151 DOMING OFFICE: 4 doors from Gardiners ​Inn Hotel + 
-(LOOK: FOR THE NEON SIGNSPEEDY ​6 or 8 PASSENGER CARS AVAILABLE +There is a distinct possibility that S. & R. will attend the 1964 reunion in force to save themselves the trouble of getting organised on Sunday night. 
-LARGE OR SMALL PARTIES CATERED FOR + 
-FARES: Kanangra Walls 30. 4 per head (minimum 5 passengers) +---
-Perry'​s ​LookdoWn ​4/- " 11 + 
-Jenolan State Forest 20/- I/ II +=== Hatswell's Taxi & Tourist Service=== 
-Carlon'​s Farm 12/6 " I i + 
-WE WELL BE PLEASED TO QUOTE TRIPS OR SPECIAL PARTIES ON APPLICATION+For all your transport from Blackheath contact Hatswell'​s Taxi & Transport Service. Ringwritewire or call any hour day or night
 + 
 +'Phone: Blackheath W459 of W151
 + 
 +Booking office: 4 doors from the Gardners ​Inn Hotel (look for the neon sign)
 + 
 +Speedy ​6 or 8 passenger cars available. Large or small parties catered for. 
 + 
 +Fares: 
 + 
 +  * Kanangra Walls30/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
 +  ​* ​Perry'​s ​Lookdown: ​4/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
 +  ​* ​Jenolan State Forest20/- per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
 +  ​* ​Carlon'​s Farm12/6 per head (minimum 5 passengers) 
 + 
 +We will be pleased to quote trips or special parties on application. 
 + 
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 + 
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