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---WITS:THE GOURMETS AT ERA. (Version 1) +=====With The Gourmets At Era. (Version 1)===== 
-by "A...Gormanaiser":2+ 
 +by "​A ​Gormandiser" 
 + 
 +(The now famous Gormet Week-end at Era, organised and led by that Gastronomical Genius, Owen Marks, made such an impact that __two__ accounts of the doings were forthcoming - Editor).
  
-,​(Theilowfamous Gormet at Era, organised and led:​It"​that 
-Gastronomical Genius, Owen Marks,"​ made such an impact that =tiffocounts 
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-of the doings were forthcoming '​Editor). 
 There was much conjecture about Owen Marks' Gourmet Weekend held recently at Era. Lunchtime saw quite a number of tents already in possession of the "​hill"​ area, so, as the party started to trickle in, it was decided to camp on the flat so as to keep together. It was inclined to rain during the afternoon, so it looked as tho' abdulled tents would have to be used for the judging. There was much conjecture about Owen Marks' Gourmet Weekend held recently at Era. Lunchtime saw quite a number of tents already in possession of the "​hill"​ area, so, as the party started to trickle in, it was decided to camp on the flat so as to keep together. It was inclined to rain during the afternoon, so it looked as tho' abdulled tents would have to be used for the judging.
-The leader led his party down the hill, and arrived about 2.30 very much the worse for wear with an "​Eski"​ ice box, plus a very large cardboard box. Apart from Judy and Neville, whom hewas eating with, the contents of his pack were taboo to the rest of the party. By sunaown, we + 
-' ​had grown to a party of about 24. +The leader led his party down the hill, and arrived about 2.30 very much the worse for wear with an "​Eski"​ ice box, plus a very large cardboard box. Apart from Judy and Neville, whom he was eating with, the contents of his pack were taboo to the rest of the party. By sundown, we had grown to a party of about 24. 
-Luckily for us at this time the rain cleared off, leaving us a + 
-clear run to display our "​goodies"​ on the ground. And now we saw the  apparition of Owen, Neville and Judy, complete with long, handpainted. ​hostess ​Skirts ​and Indonesian hats, which had to be manipulated by skilful +Luckily for us at this time the rain cleared off, leaving us a clear run to display our "​goodies"​ on the ground. And now we saw the apparition of Owen, Neville and Judy, complete with long, hand-painted ​hostess ​skirts ​and Indonesian hats, which had to be manipulated by skilful hands as they strode from one entry to another in the circle of tents. Betty Farquhar joined the expert panel, to add her wisdom to their ignorance. Ern made an immaculate waiter, complete with arm serviette and pink tie made from genuine toilet paper, and would have done justice to the "Chevron"
-hands as they strode from one entry to another in the circle of tents. Betty Farquhar joined the expert panel, to add her wisdom to their ignorance. Ern made an immaculate waiter, complete with arm serviette and pink ti made from genuine toilet paper, and would have done justice to the "ChevrOti"; + 
-Isla and Herbert brought their meta stove and served ​soupl and other delicacies with eclat. Four competitors cooked on the sot' ​which +Isla and Herbert brought their meta stove and served ​soup and other delicacies with eclat. Four competitors cooked on the spot, which meant they collected quite a few marks for their zeal. 
-meant they collected quite a few marks for their zeal. + 
-Once the meal was judged, the hungry competitor was allowed to devour it, or offer the crumbs or a taste to the hungry horde gathered around. +Once the meal was judged, the hungry competitor was allowed to devour it, or offer the crumbs or a taste to the hungry horde gathered around. It was just one long meal that went on for hours. Raymond'​s Brains were quite unique, and everybody assured him it was their favourite dish, done and served just as he had garnished it. Chickens with all the trimmings were popular. Each table was set up with table cloth, floral decoration of local weeds etc., silver plate was much in evidence, and most tables boasted a cocktail wine, served in fine wine glasses. Neville, ​self-appointed wine tasternever missed an oprortunity,​ with the result that towards the end of the judging, he seemed to be suffering from the affects of his imbibing. 
-It was just one long meal that went on for hours. Raymond'​s Brains were + 
-quite unique, and everybody assured him it was their favourite dish, done +Owen was cooking his huge fish wrapped in Alfoil, and, as by this time most of the party had digested all the other dinners, we all congregated round him to see his entryAs organiser, it was queried whether he could rightly competebut the rest of the Judges as well as the surronding ​company gave way because of the prospect ahead of even a bit of his goodies. The fish was duly displayed complete with garnishes ​and a neat little baby fish of cucumber quite a hit on its own. Judy, Neville and Owen had quite a job to enjoy their fish meal with so many spectactors,​ and had to offer bits of fish to the hungry ones. The large cardboard box was opened next, and proved to be a huge pavlova, ​centred ​with a red jelly, surrounded by strawberries and pineapple ​pieces. At this stage all the company retired to arm themselves with mugs, plates and tools of trade. When Owen and Co. gave the word, the horde rushed in, and Pavlova, jelly, strawberries etc. disappeared. Jean Seagert ​trying to stock up for her trans-Siberian ​trip, just wasn't in the race, even tho' Owen had taken pity on her and given her the cardboard box with the remnants on it. She unfortunately had no spoon with which to scoop it out, and had to stand by and watch the more fortunate ones literally take the pavlova out of her hands, leaving her only the box to lick. By this time we were all interested in the "​Eski",​ so Owen opened up a large icecream cake, coloured ​and shaped as a Boree log with coloured flowers on it. We all made short work of that too. 
-and served just as he had garnished it. Chickens with all the trimmings were + 
-popular. Each table was set up with table cloth, floral decoration of local +A circle was formed and the judges gave their decision, with comments on the entries. Owen's library is now short of many interesting and informative books. One member was reading Upton Sinclair'​s "The Jungle"​ and is now an authority on the Canning Industry of America. ​While Isla and Herbert are studying "​The ​Sino-Indian ​Boundary Question"​. The next morning Frank was seen at the leader'​s tent reading from a Mormon Bible, but is not likely to be converted. 
-weeds etc., silver plate was much in evidence, and most tables boasted a cocktail wine, served in fine wine glasses. Neville, ​selfapointed winO tazter,'​ncver, missed an oprortunity,​ with the result that towards the end of the jpaging, he seemed to be suffering from the affects of his imbibing. + 
-Owen was cookinghis huge ,fish wrapped in Alton, and, as by thig5 time most of the party had digested all the other dinners, we all congregated +The Vaiseys had arrived in the meantime and we had no difficulty in persuading Margaret to fill up on icecream pavlova etc. and wind up with fried sausages. What a mixture! 
-round him to zee his entry As orgpmiser, it was queried whether he could rightly compete/but the rest of the Judges as well s- ,​139,​8urrolnad42 + 
-December, 1966 The Sydney Bushwalker 15. +Then we invited a few bods from round about, struck up our 4-piece ​orchestra a la Latin America, and had a pleasant singsong of folk songs for an hour or so. We finished ​up with a set of "Strip the Willow"​ dance, followed by the "Hoki Poki". 
-company gave way because of the prospect ahead of even a bit of his goodies. The fish was duly displayed complete with garnishes ​ana a neat little baby fish of cucumber quite a hit on its own. Judy, Neville and Owen had quite a job to enjoy their fish meal with so many spectactors,​ and had to offer bits of fish to the hungry ones. The large cardboard box was opened next, anc. proved to be a huge pavlova, ​centrea ​with a red jelly, surrounded + 
-by strawberries and pineap:​le ​pieces. At this stage all the company retired to arm themselves with mugs, plates and tools of trade. When Owen and Co. +Feasting, wining, singing and dancing finished at midnight. Everybody voted Owen's Gourmet Weekend an annual event from now on. 
-gave the word, the horde rushed in, and Pavlova, jelly, strawberries etc. + 
-disappeared. Jean Seagert ​ trying to stock up for her transSiberian ​trip, just wasn't in the race, even tho' Owen had taken pity on her and given her the cardboard box with the remnants on it. She unfortunately had no spoon with which to scoop it out, and had to stand by and watch the more fortunate ones literally take the pavlova out of her hands, leaving her only the box to lick. By this time we were all interested in the "​Eski",​ so Owen opened up a large icecream cake, coloured ​ana shaped as a Doree log with coloured +---- 
-flowers on it. We all made short work of that too. + 
-A circle was formed and the judges gave their decision, with comments on the entries. Owen's library is now short of many interesting and informative books. One member was reading Upton Sinclair'​s "The Jungle"​ and is now an authority on the Canning Industry of America. ​Mile Isla and Herbert are studying "​The ​SinoIndian ​Boundary Question"​. The next morning Frank was seen at the leader'​s tent reading from a Mormon Bible, but is not likely to be converted. +=====With The Courmets At Era (Version 2)===== 
-The Vaiseys had arrived in the meantime and we had no difficulty in persuading Margaret to fill up on icecream pavlova etc. and wind up with fried sausages,. What a mixtures +
-Then we invited a few boas from round about, struck up our 4piece ​orchestra a la Latin America, and had a pleasant singsong of folk songs for an hour or so. We finishea ​up with a set of "Strip the Willow"​ dance, followed by the "Hold. Poki"​. +
-Feasting, wining, singing and dancing finished at midnight. Everybody voted Owen'​s ​:Gourmet Weekend an annual event from now on. +
-WITH THE GOURMETS AT ERA (Version 2)+
 by Ivy Painter. by Ivy Painter.
-After the really hilarious and most enjoyable gourmet ​weekend ​at Era with Owen Marks a Number One Gourmet, it was arTeed ​that this must not pass without some mention being made of what prove an historical event  historical in that (it is hoped) it may go down on record as the precedent to future annual events of similai ​aature. + 
-16. The Sydney Dushwaiker December, 1966 +After the really hilarious and most enjoyable gourmet ​week-end ​at Era with Owen Marks a Number One Gourmet, it was agreed ​that this must not pass without some mention being made of what prove an historical event historical in that (it is hoped) it may go down on record as the precedent to future annual events of similar ​aature. 
-Most of us arrived at Era on Saturday afternoon, having been detained_ ​by the voting. The weather was anything but promising. A steady drizzle greetedus at Waterfall, and conditions ​aia not improve as the day progressed. Altogether, it was a dismal prospect ​ and no Owen! As we reviewed the situation, the rain cleared as though to greet Owen and his entourage coming ​arouna ​the hill, loaded like mules, bedecked in oriental garb along with black umbrella. Then ensued much speculation as they proceeded to unpack the weird and wonderful assortment of goodies ​ the obviously most spectacular being the great fish + 
-tied on the side of Owen's gear. This was to prove the least spectactular,​ however, as other packages were produced. This certainly ​did not came under the category of a lightweight ​camp. +Most of us arrived at Era on Saturday afternoon, having been detained ​by the voting. The weather was anything but promising. A steady drizzle greeted us at Waterfall, and conditions ​did not improve as the day progressed. Altogether, it was a dismal prospect ​ and no Owen! As we reviewed the situation, the rain cleared as though to greet Owen and his entourage coming ​around ​the hill, loaded like mules, bedecked in oriental garb along with black umbrella. Then ensued much speculation as they proceeded to unpack the weird and wonderful assortment of goodies ​the obviously most spectacular being the great fish tied on the side of Owen's gear. This was to prove the least spectactular,​ however, as other packages were produced. This __certainly__ ​did not come under the category of a light-weight ​camp. 
-After settling in and much hilarity, we all set about the serious business of displaying our culinary skill. The desire to bedeck our table with flowers was suppressed. Bracken sufficed. Others were more ingenious, having ​gahoreashells ​and succulents from the beach for decoration and catiale ​bases. ​Owens prol:​aration ​proved to be a laborious one, as each time he produced another extravaganza,​ there were wild whoops of delight with everyone descending on him en masse, only to be ordered 'to hell out of it.'+ 
 +After settling in and much hilarity, we all set about the serious business of displaying our culinary skill. The desire to bedeck our table with flowers was suppressed. Bracken sufficed. Others were more ingenious, having ​gathered shells ​and succulents from the beach for decoration and candle ​bases. ​Owen's preparation ​proved to be a laborious one, as each time he produced another extravaganza,​ there were wild whoops of delight with everyone descending on him en masse, only to be ordered 'to hell out of it.' 
 Neville Page, claiming to be a connoisseur of some degree of good food and wine, acted as official judge. His costume was of dubious mixture, purporting an Eastern sage, methinks, but with the great dignity befitting his serious task, which he performed with much ceremony. Neville Page, claiming to be a connoisseur of some degree of good food and wine, acted as official judge. His costume was of dubious mixture, purporting an Eastern sage, methinks, but with the great dignity befitting his serious task, which he performed with much ceremony.
-Everyone had entered into the spirit of the occasion. I'm still wondering was Frank responsible for the red bow on the wrongend ​of the Ashdown chicken, prepared by Jean and so attractively garnished with coloured onions, olives etc. Also noticed Don Woods & Co, sampling Elsa and Herb Papakellas'​ fondue, served in traditional continental style from bronze brazier, with appropriate sauces, wine  the,works. I must get that reciepe of brains in batter from Ramon U'​Brien,​ whose tablesetting ​would do any hostess proud. Ern Farquahars'​ Cannibal servers added just  the right interest to his salad platter and a striking contrast to Bet's Royal Dalton ​coffee cups. Late comers, Meriel ​Sternbedx ​and friend, produced 'a meal in a minute'​ in the form of a mixed grill with all the trimmings. ​Roe and I prepared our chicken camp fire style  alfoil in the coals, aided and abetted by the flies. All the while our gallent gourmet leader was plying his gastronomical skill in cooking and displaying that great fish. 'Twas told me ;a an Indonesian concoction. There was the Chef's Sukarno cap to prove it. We loved the pseudo baby fish, the figs, the wine, and oh that tablecloth! But most of all we loved the'Boree Log' and the pavlova filled with molded jelly, strawberries and cream. This, an icecream"Boree Log", packed in 5 lbs of, dry ice, came all the way from Sydney. ​Mat a man! + 
-December, 1966 The Sydney Bushwalker 17. +Everyone had entered into the spirit of the occasion. I'm still wondering was Frank responsible for the red bow on the wrong end of the Ashdown chicken, prepared by Jean and so attractively garnished with coloured onions, olives etc. Also noticed Don Woods & Co, sampling Elsa and Herb Papakellas'​ fondue, served in traditional continental style from bronze brazier, with appropriate sauces, wine the,works. I must get that reciepe of brains in batter from Ramon U'​Brien,​ whose table-setting ​would do any hostess proud. Ern Farquahars'​ Cannibal servers added just the right interest to his salad platter and a striking contrast to Bet's Royal Daulton ​coffee cups. Late comers, Meriel ​Sternbeck ​and friend, produced 'a meal in a minute'​ in the form of a mixed grill with all the trimmings. ​Ros and I prepared our chicken camp fire style alfoil in the coals, aided and abetted by the flies. All the while our gallent gourmet leader was plying his gastronomical skill in cooking and displaying that great fish. 'Twas told me was an Indonesian concoction. There was the Chef's Sukarno cap to prove it. We loved the pseudo baby fish, the figs, the wine, and ohthat tablecloth! But most of all we loved the 'Boree Log' and the pavlova filled with molded jelly, strawberries and cream. This, an ice-cream ​"Boree Log", packed in 5 lbs of, dry ice, came all the way from Sydney. ​What a man! 
-Prizes were,won-by all Any contributions of discard books, censored or otherwise, will be gladly accepted for future gourmet prizes. After prizegiving, our friends from neighbouring camps joined our campfire sing-song. Doug Worth with Tambourine, Don Woods with bongos and Russ Delbridge and his guitar added a really professional touch. I must not fail to mention the Chinese lanterns that hung gaily from the'​ient ​poles, adding a really festive air. + 
-Sunday morning and a typical gourmet'​s '​Morning after the Feast Before' ​ lazing on the beach. The surf was really good, cold andinvigorating on a very hot day. +Prizes were won by allAny contributions of discard books, censored or otherwise, will be gladly accepted for future gourmet prizes. After prize-giving, our friends from neighbouring camps joined our campfire sing-song. Doug Worth with Tambourine, Don Woods with bongos and Russ Delbridge and his guitar added a really professional touch. I must not fail to mention the Chinese lanterns that hung gaily from the tent poles, adding a really festive air. 
-As though to add the final touch of excitement to the weekend, Don Woods put on a display of snake charming ​ much to the delight of a + 
-group of scouts, who first gave the alarm of '​Snake,​ Snake'​. For many moons to come, your scribe will carry the memory of the gallant Sydney +Sunday morning and a typical gourmet'​s '​Morning after the Feast Before' ​lazing on the beach. The surf was really good, cold and invigorating on a very hot day. 
-Busbies ​streaming ​dawn on that unsuspecting reptile, which now, I believe, abides with Don's friend in Blackheath. Should anyone doubt my story, the + 
-Farquhars have slides to confirm it.+As though to add the final touch of excitement to the week-end, Don Woods put on a display of snake charming ​ much to the delight of a group of scouts, who first gave the alarm of '​Snake,​ Snake'​. For many moons to come, your scribe will carry the memory of the gallant Sydney ​Bushies ​streaming ​down on that unsuspecting reptile, which now, I believe, abides with Don's friend in Blackheath. Should anyone doubt my story, the Farquhars have slides to confirm it. 
 With this we made our farewells, endorsing an earlier suggestion that the S.B.W. must endeavour to have bigger and better gourmet weekends in future. With this we made our farewells, endorsing an earlier suggestion that the S.B.W. must endeavour to have bigger and better gourmet weekends in future.
-For your information,​ twenty eight in all attended the camp  + 
-twelve members and sixteen prospectives. +For your information,​ twenty eight in all attended the camp twelve members and sixteen prospectives. 
-18. The Sydney Dushwaiker December, 1966+ 
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 FEDERATION REPORT ​ NOVEMBER, 1966  FEDERATION REPORT ​ NOVEMBER, 1966 
 Conservation:​ Report of meeting held on 3rd November. It was resolved Conservation:​ Report of meeting held on 3rd November. It was resolved
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