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 The President next sought a succession as Vice President to the late Alan Rigby, Treasurer Gordon Redmond being elected and to retain his present portfolio, Barry Knight succeeded to the vacancy of Federation Delegate. The President next sought a succession as Vice President to the late Alan Rigby, Treasurer Gordon Redmond being elected and to retain his present portfolio, Barry Knight succeeded to the vacancy of Federation Delegate.
  
-It was announced that one Federation delegate, one subsitute, plus a Membership Secretary would be elected in October, the latter because Barbara Evans is leaving to spend a time in Western Australia. John pointed out from the chair that there are many prospectives at present and the job would be a big one.+It was announced that one Federation delegate, one substitute, plus a Membership Secretary would be elected in October, the latter because Barbara Evans is leaving to spend a time in Western Australia. John pointed out from the chair that there are many prospectives at present and the job would be a big one.
  
 Alex Colley referred to the letter from the Parks Services Bureau and the question of volunteer fire fighting teams. After publication in the magazine the whole subject will be given another airing. Alex Colley referred to the letter from the Parks Services Bureau and the question of volunteer fire fighting teams. After publication in the magazine the whole subject will be given another airing.
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 ... Especially from all those who have yet to put pen to paper. ... Especially from all those who have yet to put pen to paper.
  
-... Especially from teh you active group.+... Especially from the young active group.
  
-Make "The Sydney Bushwalker" ​__your __ magazine.+Make "The Sydney Bushwalker" ​__your__ ​magazine.
  
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 ===Search and Rescue:=== ===Search and Rescue:===
  
-The S & R Demonstration weekend shall occur on Obtober ​15 - 16.+The S & R Demonstration weekend shall occur on October ​15 - 16.
  
 ===Orienteering Contest:=== ===Orienteering Contest:===
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 John White. John White.
  
-For generations ​bughwalkers ​have watched in horror as farmers and foresters have set fire indiscriminately to the bush. We were told that this "​burning off" was necessary to prevent large-scale summer fires - and yet in practice this has never been achieved. Now it seems we have a logical approach to the problem .... __Fuel Reduction__ achieved by __Control Burning__. There always have been fires and always will be - to control them or reduce their intensity is our problem.+For generations ​bushwalkers ​have watched in horror as farmers and foresters have set fire indiscriminately to the bush. We were told that this "​burning off" was necessary to prevent large-scale summer fires - and yet in practice this has never been achieved. Now it seems we have a logical approach to the problem .... __Fuel Reduction__ achieved by __Control Burning__. There always have been fires and always will be - to control them or reduce their intensity is our problem.
  
 On a recent week-end, the writer was one of a group of N.S.W. and A.C.T. National Park Association members who were invited to see the field work and discuss the theory of __Fuel Reduction__ with Mr. Alan McArthur of the Canberra Forest Research Institute. The concept of fuel reduction by control burning is, to most of us, revolutionary and the writer for one had grave doubts about the wisdom of burning sections of the areas we are trying to protect from fire. I shall try to outline some of the background of Mr. McArthur'​s work. On a recent week-end, the writer was one of a group of N.S.W. and A.C.T. National Park Association members who were invited to see the field work and discuss the theory of __Fuel Reduction__ with Mr. Alan McArthur of the Canberra Forest Research Institute. The concept of fuel reduction by control burning is, to most of us, revolutionary and the writer for one had grave doubts about the wisdom of burning sections of the areas we are trying to protect from fire. I shall try to outline some of the background of Mr. McArthur'​s work.
  
-It is known that the Aborigines used fire in hunting and their fires must have regularly burnt considerable areas. In all but the west coastal strip lightning strikes cause an enornous ​number of fires. As a result of these continual burnings the fuel accumulations were kept at quite a low level. In fuel accumulation calculations leaves, twigs and small shrubs are taken into account, logs and heavy branches are omitted. The plants and trees which developed in this __Fire Environment__ have a tremendous resistance to and recovery from fire, in comparison with plant life of other continents.+It is known that the Aborigines used fire in hunting and their fires must have regularly burnt considerable areas. In all but the west coastal strip lightning strikes cause an enormous ​number of fires. As a result of these continual burnings the fuel accumulations were kept at quite a low level. In fuel accumulation calculations leaves, twigs and small shrubs are taken into account, logs and heavy branches are omitted. The plants and trees which developed in this __Fire Environment__ have a tremendous resistance to and recovery from fire, in comparison with plant life of other continents.
  
 With the establishment of white settlement and the departure of the hunting Aborigines, large areas were either deliberately protected from or simply did not get burnt. This allowed a vast accumulation of fuels and set the stage for __Wildfires__ or __Crownfires__,​ such as the disaster of 1939. Wildfires are fires which burn litter, trees, humus and even the soil itself. These fires can only occur when ground litter is sufficient to support a fire of great intensity. With the establishment of white settlement and the departure of the hunting Aborigines, large areas were either deliberately protected from or simply did not get burnt. This allowed a vast accumulation of fuels and set the stage for __Wildfires__ or __Crownfires__,​ such as the disaster of 1939. Wildfires are fires which burn litter, trees, humus and even the soil itself. These fires can only occur when ground litter is sufficient to support a fire of great intensity.
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 ===Fitting Yourself Out For Christmas Trips?=== ===Fitting Yourself Out For Christmas Trips?===
  
-We don't supply you with everything - yet!! But one item we would like to draw to your attention is the new Fairy Down Arctic Special. This is a Chevron stitched - Box quilted bag which fits in just between the explorer and the 20 below in the fairy down range. Priced from as low as $29.90 it represents good-value - espepially ​when considering this is genuine fairy down equipment.+We don't supply you with everything - yet!! But one item we would like to draw to your attention is the new Fairy Down Arctic Special. This is a Chevron stitched - Box quilted bag which fits in just between the explorer and the 20 below in the fairy down range. Priced from as low as $29.90 it represents good-value - especially ​when considering this is genuine fairy down equipment.
  
 Climbers - we have a limited stock of ASMU and Allain carabiners, also nylon webb waist bands, endless nylon slings (5 sizes) and nylon rope. Climbers - we have a limited stock of ASMU and Allain carabiners, also nylon webb waist bands, endless nylon slings (5 sizes) and nylon rope.
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 by Phil Butt. by Phil Butt.
  
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 ===Across.=== ===Across.===
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 After meeting our leader Alan Pike and Don Finch at Strathfield we caught the 6.08 silver train to the mountains. The only other member we found on the train was Alan Round. However, at Parramatta, we met Alan Headstrom and fellow prospective Katie Stoddart. Thus we arrived at Mt. Vic. numbering six only. Because we expected more femmes we decided to wait in the local ale house until the next train arrived. A couple of beers and one train later, however, no more walkers had appeared. Possibly, we thought due to the threatening black clouds above. So we moved off; several hundred yards down the road a car with four sailors in it pulled up. They were on their way back to their ship, which, they said, was berthed at Bathurst. After meeting our leader Alan Pike and Don Finch at Strathfield we caught the 6.08 silver train to the mountains. The only other member we found on the train was Alan Round. However, at Parramatta, we met Alan Headstrom and fellow prospective Katie Stoddart. Thus we arrived at Mt. Vic. numbering six only. Because we expected more femmes we decided to wait in the local ale house until the next train arrived. A couple of beers and one train later, however, no more walkers had appeared. Possibly, we thought due to the threatening black clouds above. So we moved off; several hundred yards down the road a car with four sailors in it pulled up. They were on their way back to their ship, which, they said, was berthed at Bathurst.
  
-We graciously declined their offer of a lift ana after many hours wading out of a water-logged fire trail we found ourselves at the Shelter shed near the Mt. Vic. lookout. As we bedded down on the comfortable concrete floor, Judy Simpson arrived in a taxi and explained that she had missed the previous trains.+We graciously declined their offer of a lift and after many hours wading out of a water-logged fire trail we found ourselves at the Shelter shed near the Mt. Vic. lookout. As we bedded down on the comfortable concrete floor, Judy Simpson arrived in a taxi and explained that she had missed the previous trains.
  
 While preparing breakfast the following morning, Alan Round to his dismay, discovered he'd lost his weekends supply of food somewhere on the walk out the previous night and was quite adamant about returning to find it. However, he was assured that there would be plenty and was persuaded from going back. After finishing breakfast and after everyone had taken photos of a blank wall of fog from the lookout we moved off dawn the mountain. While preparing breakfast the following morning, Alan Round to his dismay, discovered he'd lost his weekends supply of food somewhere on the walk out the previous night and was quite adamant about returning to find it. However, he was assured that there would be plenty and was persuaded from going back. After finishing breakfast and after everyone had taken photos of a blank wall of fog from the lookout we moved off dawn the mountain.
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 The. Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority is prominent in the news at the moment and its achievements are highly praised. Its very beginnings however had a profound effect on the people who formerly lived among the hills and one that could hardly receive favourable mention. The. Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority is prominent in the news at the moment and its achievements are highly praised. Its very beginnings however had a profound effect on the people who formerly lived among the hills and one that could hardly receive favourable mention.
  
-The following extract, for the most part unedited, from the Log Book at O'​Keefe'​s Hut in the Kosciusko State Park under the shadow of that inspiring mountain Jagungal, illustrates the hardships of those people and how bitter they were about the march of progress ​accross ​their territory.+The following extract, for the most part unedited, from the Log Book at O'​Keefe'​s Hut in the Kosciusko State Park under the shadow of that inspiring mountain Jagungal, illustrates the hardships of those people and how bitter they were about the march of progress ​across ​their territory.
  
 "​14.4.56-23.4.56. Berridale Bull Dogs. B.J.Boller, R.H. and C.M. Flanagan. Saturday 14.4.56. Came here to muster sheep but weather turned cold, wet and foggy. Wind almost too strong to stand up in. Result sitting in the old hut smoking a cigarette. Arrived from Berridale, leaving for Berridale the Lord only knows when. "​14.4.56-23.4.56. Berridale Bull Dogs. B.J.Boller, R.H. and C.M. Flanagan. Saturday 14.4.56. Came here to muster sheep but weather turned cold, wet and foggy. Wind almost too strong to stand up in. Result sitting in the old hut smoking a cigarette. Arrived from Berridale, leaving for Berridale the Lord only knows when.
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 C.M.F. 15th. Came for mustering. Fine clear, ideal for job. Stock in good condition. Excellent feed everywhere. This may be the last stock muster as strong pressure has been asserted by S.M.A., Department of Lands and State Park Trust to terminate grazing because some scientists suggest that grazing is causing soil erosion. Yet for 90 years of grazing which has created millions of pounds and greatly assisted our national development,​ looking from this hut, the only piece of broken earth is a small patch on the old bullock dray track passing by. However, without stock the existing vegetation will build up into an uncontrollable fire hazard which will completely denude this mountain and result in widespread erosion. C.M.F. 15th. Came for mustering. Fine clear, ideal for job. Stock in good condition. Excellent feed everywhere. This may be the last stock muster as strong pressure has been asserted by S.M.A., Department of Lands and State Park Trust to terminate grazing because some scientists suggest that grazing is causing soil erosion. Yet for 90 years of grazing which has created millions of pounds and greatly assisted our national development,​ looking from this hut, the only piece of broken earth is a small patch on the old bullock dray track passing by. However, without stock the existing vegetation will build up into an uncontrollable fire hazard which will completely denude this mountain and result in widespread erosion.
  
-Agriculturalists who have done so much for our nation are now to be pushed aside by scientific theory without any effort by experimenting to see what the grazing potential could be. Graziers are willing to cooperate. However the S.M.A. having been given some power now wants to unurp its authority. The men who pioneered this country and who inculcated a sense of national endeavour into their descendants would never have believed that the future generations of Australians would quickly bow to such a policy. The future will justify the submissions of men with knowledge of this area."+Agriculturalists who have done so much for our nation are now to be pushed aside by scientific theory without any effort by experimenting to see what the grazing potential could be. Graziers are willing to cooperate. However the S.M.A. having been given some power now wants to usurp its authority. The men who pioneered this country and who inculcated a sense of national endeavour into their descendants would never have believed that the future generations of Australians would quickly bow to such a policy. The future will justify the submissions of men with knowledge of this area."
  
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 |1 mile.|The South-head road extends from the South-east corner of Hyde Park.| |1 mile.|The South-head road extends from the South-east corner of Hyde Park.|
 |1 1/2 miles.|On the left is a walled quadrangle of great extent, intended to enclose a new goal. On the right, New Botany road, which may become a pleasant drive, being nearly on a level the whole way.| |1 1/2 miles.|On the left is a walled quadrangle of great extent, intended to enclose a new goal. On the right, New Botany road, which may become a pleasant drive, being nearly on a level the whole way.|
-|2 miles.|On the left, Juniper Hill, now designated Ormond ​HouSei ​the residence of the Attorney-General,​ Dr. Finchela. It commands a most extensive view of the Blue Mountains and the intermediate country, and of the most prominent features of the mountains. The round height on the left is Mount Hay, partially cleared for the survey, with one tree left on the summit. The double hill next is King George'​s Mount, and on the right, the long gently declining mass is Mount Tomah... On the right, bush track leading to Gordon'​s Mill, round the head of the large swamp to Coodgee.|+|2 miles.|On the left, Juniper Hill, now designated Ormond ​House the residence of the Attorney-General,​ Dr. Finchela. It commands a most extensive view of the Blue Mountains and the intermediate country, and of the most prominent features of the mountains. The round height on the left is Mount Hay, partially cleared for the survey, with one tree left on the summit. The double hill next is King George'​s Mount, and on the right, the long gently declining mass is Mount Tomah... On the right, bush track leading to Gordon'​s Mill, round the head of the large swamp to Coodgee.|
 |3 1/2 miles.|On the right, adjoining Levey'​s garden, is the bush road leading to a hill on which stands Levey'​s tower... this track also leads to Great and Little Coodgee. It is a track much used by wood-cutters. The distance to Great Coodgee is about 1 3/4 miles.| |3 1/2 miles.|On the right, adjoining Levey'​s garden, is the bush road leading to a hill on which stands Levey'​s tower... this track also leads to Great and Little Coodgee. It is a track much used by wood-cutters. The distance to Great Coodgee is about 1 3/4 miles.|
 |3 3/4 miles.|On the right, Waverley House, built by Mr. Barnet Levey.| |3 3/4 miles.|On the right, Waverley House, built by Mr. Barnet Levey.|
 |4 miles.|On the left, gate leading to Bellevue, a high hill from which there is an extensive view; and a large extent of the Pacific, close under the spectator, is suddenly brought into view, with the lighthouse, etc. on the left.| |4 miles.|On the left, gate leading to Bellevue, a high hill from which there is an extensive view; and a large extent of the Pacific, close under the spectator, is suddenly brought into view, with the lighthouse, etc. on the left.|
  
-"0, That can sanctify the joys of home//+"O, That can sanctify the joys of home\\
 Like Hope's gay glance o'er ocean'​s troubled foam," Like Hope's gay glance o'er ocean'​s troubled foam,"
  
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