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 **July 1967, No. 392. Price 10c.** **July 1967, No. 392. Price 10c.**
  
-=====IN ​THIS MONTH'​S ​MAGAZINE =====+**__IN ​THIS MONTH'​S ​MAGAZINE__**
  
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-=====EDITORIAL=====+======Editorial======
  
 In the year 1627 the American Indians sold_ Manhattan Island to the white settlers for $24. Geometric progression never was a favourite subject of mine, so I haven'​t bothered to work the problem out, but I'm told that had the Indians invested their $24 at an interest rate of 3% compounds they would today be worth some thousands of millions of dollars. In the year 1627 the American Indians sold_ Manhattan Island to the white settlers for $24. Geometric progression never was a favourite subject of mine, so I haven'​t bothered to work the problem out, but I'm told that had the Indians invested their $24 at an interest rate of 3% compounds they would today be worth some thousands of millions of dollars.
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-====== ​BRAIN TEASER ​======+====== ​Brain Teaser======
 We have a situation whereby five persons, each of a different nationality,​ live in five differently coloured houses. Each has a different pet, each smokes a different brand of cigarette, and each drinks a different type of liquid refreshment. Further clues are as follows:- We have a situation whereby five persons, each of a different nationality,​ live in five differently coloured houses. Each has a different pet, each smokes a different brand of cigarette, and each drinks a different type of liquid refreshment. Further clues are as follows:-
   - The Englishman lives in the RED house.   - The Englishman lives in the RED house.
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-====== A QUOTE OF NOTE FOR JULY ======+====== A quote of note for July======
 //When you defile the pleasant streams \\  //When you defile the pleasant streams \\ 
 And the wild bird's abiding place, \\  And the wild bird's abiding place, \\ 
 You massacre a million dreams\\ ​ You massacre a million dreams\\ ​
 And cast your spittle in God's face.//​\\ ​ And cast your spittle in God's face.//​\\ ​
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 John Drinkwater. John Drinkwater.
  
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 At a quarter to seven I stood on the best vantage point I could find - a very good one - dickering with myself whether to go on or retire defeated. At seven o'​clock,​ with the sun appearing through the gap behind the Castle, I went on.  At a quarter to seven I stood on the best vantage point I could find - a very good one - dickering with myself whether to go on or retire defeated. At seven o'​clock,​ with the sun appearing through the gap behind the Castle, I went on. 
  
-We draw a veil over the next 5 ½ hours, in which I progressed about 1 1//4 miles. If there are any animals in that area, they have ceased making wombat parades and now assiduously follow the trails blazed by the C.M.W. If I was not up to my ears in dead tree ferns, it was because I couldn'​t get through the tangle of vines that meshed my legs up to the armpits. There were times when I am certain forward progress was down to 100 yards in an hour. At least I did find free water twice, but so thirsty was the work that I continued to swallow great draughts of Moss Cup at every opportunity. ​+We draw a veil over the next 5 ½ hours, in which I progressed about 1 1/4 miles. If there are any animals in that area, they have ceased making wombat parades and now assiduously follow the trails blazed by the C.M.W. If I was not up to my ears in dead tree ferns, it was because I couldn'​t get through the tangle of vines that meshed my legs up to the armpits. There were times when I am certain forward progress was down to 100 yards in an hour. At least I did find free water twice, but so thirsty was the work that I continued to swallow great draughts of Moss Cup at every opportunity. ​
  
 Sometime after noon I reached the Valley of the Monoliths, and from that point the way out around the north of Roswaine was familiar and easy. Sometime after noon I reached the Valley of the Monoliths, and from that point the way out around the north of Roswaine was familiar and easy.
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-====== ​WALKS PROGRAMME====== ​+====== ​Walks Programme====== ​
 The new Spring programme is now in process of being compiled, and the usual cardboard sheets are currently circulating in the Club rooms on Wednesday nights. Spring is probably. the most enjoyable walking season, and it gives the opportunity for some terrific trips. So give the matter some thought NOW, even though the weather is a bit cold. Make this Walks Programme an all-time record; something the S.B.W. can be proud of. The new Spring programme is now in process of being compiled, and the usual cardboard sheets are currently circulating in the Club rooms on Wednesday nights. Spring is probably. the most enjoyable walking season, and it gives the opportunity for some terrific trips. So give the matter some thought NOW, even though the weather is a bit cold. Make this Walks Programme an all-time record; something the S.B.W. can be proud of.
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 By Neville 'Page. By Neville 'Page.
  
-////"​FLOOD STRIKES VALLEY"​//// was the headline emblazoned across the front page of the "​Macleay Argus",​ the local newspaper serving the Kempsey district. ​////"​Millions of tons of floodwater have been dumped on the lower Macleay by inches of rain draining from the catchment in the last three days, "//// the article continued. ​////"​From the hills in the west to the coast, the rich lower river is submerged by a huge, muddy lake."//// But should I be starting at the end of the story? Let's go back to the beginning.+//"​FLOOD STRIKES VALLEY"//​ was the headline emblazoned across the front page of the "​Macleay Argus",​ the local newspaper serving the Kempsey district. //"​Millions of tons of floodwater have been dumped on the lower Macleay by inches of rain draining from the catchment in the last three days, "// the article continued. //"​From the hills in the west to the coast, the rich lower river is submerged by a huge, muddy lake."//​ But should I be starting at the end of the story? Let's go back to the beginning.
  
 Various communications between Sydney and Kempsey culminated in a telephone call a week before the Queen'​s Birthday weekend from Roger Gowing up there, to me down here. The purpose of the call was to verify final arrangements for his proposed walk in the upper Macleay region. ​ Various communications between Sydney and Kempsey culminated in a telephone call a week before the Queen'​s Birthday weekend from Roger Gowing up there, to me down here. The purpose of the call was to verify final arrangements for his proposed walk in the upper Macleay region. ​
  
-////"​How'​s the weather down there,"​//// was Roger'​s first enquiry. I explained to him that we were experiencing overcast conditions, with light showers of rain. I asked him how his weather was, remembering that we were now more than 300 miles apart.+//"​How'​s the weather down there,"//​ was Roger'​s first enquiry. I explained to him that we were experiencing overcast conditions, with light showers of rain. I asked him how his weather was, remembering that we were now more than 300 miles apart.
  
-////"​Just like a summer'​s day"////, said Roger, ​////"​couldn'​t be better."​//// And so our conversation continued for some time, as if the call was costing nothing. Train times were confirmed. We would catch the North Coast Mail, leaving Sydney at 8.15 p.m. Friday night, arriving at Kempsey at 6.31 a.m. next morning. I had bought the map in Sydney that Roger had requested. The truck would be waiting at Kempsey station for us to provide local transport. One thing was for sure; there was going to be no bungling up of the formal arrangements. Anticipating that the train would be full, a compartment of 8 seats were booked several weeks in advance. Everything was organized down to the last detail.+//"​Just like a summer'​s day"//,​ said Roger, //"​couldn'​t be better."//​ And so our conversation continued for some time, as if the call was costing nothing. Train times were confirmed. We would catch the North Coast Mail, leaving Sydney at 8.15 p.m. Friday night, arriving at Kempsey at 6.31 a.m. next morning. I had bought the map in Sydney that Roger had requested. The truck would be waiting at Kempsey station for us to provide local transport. One thing was for sure; there was going to be no bungling up of the formal arrangements. Anticipating that the train would be full, a compartment of 8 seats were booked several weeks in advance. Everything was organized down to the last detail.
  
 And that's how it was when we boarded the train on Friday night, 9th. June. There were ten of us, two more than expected, but fortunately Ramon O'​Brien was able to book into the adjoining compartment to ours. Only Mike Short was separated, being at the other end of the train. The others in our party were Katie Stoddart, Lesley Brown, Christine and David Sadler, Frank Taeker, Owen Marks, Ken Ellis and myself. And that's how it was when we boarded the train on Friday night, 9th. June. There were ten of us, two more than expected, but fortunately Ramon O'​Brien was able to book into the adjoining compartment to ours. Only Mike Short was separated, being at the other end of the train. The others in our party were Katie Stoddart, Lesley Brown, Christine and David Sadler, Frank Taeker, Owen Marks, Ken Ellis and myself.
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 **__ News Review__**\\ ​ **__ News Review__**\\ ​
-May 14, 1965. "​According to figures given by the Queensland authorities in 1920, the number of koalas taken in that State during the previous year was about a million. The number of possums taken in the same period was more than five million. Authoritative statements made in 1911 showed that in the previous year two Sydney dealers alone had sold 1,298 lyrebird tails. The ruling price, it appears, was 2//6 each."+May 14, 1965. "​According to figures given by the Queensland authorities in 1920, the number of koalas taken in that State during the previous year was about a million. The number of possums taken in the same period was more than five million. Authoritative statements made in 1911 showed that in the previous year two Sydney dealers alone had sold 1,298 lyrebird tails. The ruling price, it appears, was 2/6 each."
  
 **__ The Daily Telegraph __**\\ ​ **__ The Daily Telegraph __**\\ ​
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 **ADVICE FOR THE LOVELORN AND FASCINATING TITBITS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WISDOM** **ADVICE FOR THE LOVELORN AND FASCINATING TITBITS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WISDOM**
  
-Aunty Muriel received three letters from worried souls during the month, but after consultation with the Editor, it was decided that the letters should not be published until next month. Aunty Muriel feels that serious problems require a lot of thought so that a just solution can be found. So we hope you can struggle along until next month without too much heartache. In the meantime, anyhow Aunty Muriel offers some interim advice. ​\\  +Aunty Muriel received three letters from worried souls during the month, but after consultation with the Editor, it was decided that the letters should not be published until next month. Aunty Muriel feels that serious problems require a lot of thought so that a just solution can be found. So we hope you can struggle along until next month without too much heartache. In the meantime, anyhow Aunty Muriel offers some interim advice. 
-To Unhappy R_ _ _ of Kempsey, don't let your de facto know about things just for the moment, and keep out of the way of Daisy and Mabel. And if your wife starts asking questions, play it smart by acting dumb. \\  + 
-To Innocent Irma, if you entertain any of Ron's friends during the next month, it might be best to lock the bedroom door, then you'll have a chance to hide whoever it is before letting Ron in.\\ +To Unhappy R_ _ _ of Kempsey, don't let your de facto know about things just for the moment, and keep out of the way of Daisy and Mabel. And if your wife starts asking questions, play it smart by acting dumb.  
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 +To Innocent Irma, if you entertain any of Ron's friends during the next month, it might be best to lock the bedroom door, then you'll have a chance to hide whoever it is before letting Ron in. 
 To Worried Fanny, there is a very simple solution to your problem, which Aunty Muriel will disclose to you next month. In the meantime, why don't the four of you go gogo dancing together. To Worried Fanny, there is a very simple solution to your problem, which Aunty Muriel will disclose to you next month. In the meantime, why don't the four of you go gogo dancing together.
  
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-====== A POTTED HISTORY OF THE NORTH ERA TRUST FUND ======+====== A potted history of the North Era Trust Fund======
 A precis of an article which appeared in The Sydney Bushwalker, July, 1947 A precis of an article which appeared in The Sydney Bushwalker, July, 1947
  
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 It is almost certain that there will be a special 40th Anniversary issue of the magazine in October, consisting of 40 pages (one for each year - if the budget can stand it). It takes a lot of copy to fill forty pages, so could you put on the thinking cap and you may come up with something. You need not necessarily have to write, but ideas are always welcome. Do you have any old newspaper clippings which may have some relevance to the history of the Club? This is the sort of thing that is needed. An old Walks programme, or a clipping can have a lot to say. Please forward any ideas to the editor, whose address appears on the front page of this Magazine. It is almost certain that there will be a special 40th Anniversary issue of the magazine in October, consisting of 40 pages (one for each year - if the budget can stand it). It takes a lot of copy to fill forty pages, so could you put on the thinking cap and you may come up with something. You need not necessarily have to write, but ideas are always welcome. Do you have any old newspaper clippings which may have some relevance to the history of the Club? This is the sort of thing that is needed. An old Walks programme, or a clipping can have a lot to say. Please forward any ideas to the editor, whose address appears on the front page of this Magazine.
  
-**THANKS…**, ​+**THANKS…**, ​\\ 
 To the contributors :  To the contributors : 
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