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 __Twenty-Fifth Birthday__ __Twenty-Fifth Birthday__
  
-A quarter century! The years are flying - +A quarter century! The years are flying -\\ 
-Where are the prophets who so oft have said: +Where are the prophets who so oft have said:\\ 
-"The Club is doomed"​. "The Club is slowly dying"?​+"The Club is doomed"​. "The Club is slowly dying"?​\\
 Believe me, we are not yet wholly dead. Believe me, we are not yet wholly dead.
  
-Still when the bus disgorges us for Era +Still when the bus disgorges us for Era\\ 
-Our hearts leap with the old remembered thrill +Our hearts leap with the old remembered thrill\\ 
-As, tottering down the track, we pee draw nearer+As, tottering down the track, we pee draw nearer\\
 The dunes, the valley, Peter Page's hill. The dunes, the valley, Peter Page's hill.
  
-Our mileage is not much, as speedsters reckon; +Our mileage is not much, as speedsters reckon;\\ 
-We pause more often to admire the view; +We pause more often to admire the view;\\ 
-But still we hobble out, when bushflowers beckon,+But still we hobble out, when bushflowers beckon,\\
 Our troth with them each springtime to renew. Our troth with them each springtime to renew.
  
-Yearly we cut fresh notches in the tally +Yearly we cut fresh notches in the tally\\ 
-Of mountain peaks we shall not climb again; +Of mountain peaks we shall not climb again;\\ 
-Heights are for Youth! But we have still the valley,+Heights are for Youth! But we have still the valley,\\
 The sunlit Cox, Eureka in the rain. The sunlit Cox, Eureka in the rain.
  
-Long may that Youth, and others who come after, +Long may that Youth, and others who come after,\\ 
-Walk the bush tracks, seek out the life that's free, +Walk the bush tracks, seek out the life that's free,\\ 
-Meet perils, scars - and hakea - with laughter+Meet perils, scars - and hakea - with laughter\\
 Mingled at times with mild. profanity). Mingled at times with mild. profanity).
  
-And while we celebrate, not yet quite blotto, +And while we celebrate, not yet quite blotto,\\ 
-We would exhort them this all things above: +We would exhort them this all things above:\\ 
-To keep the good old independent motto+To keep the good old independent motto\\
 Of S.B.W. - We won't be druv! Of S.B.W. - We won't be druv!
  
 Kath McKay. Written 1952. Kath McKay. Written 1952.
  
-====PaddyMade====+====PADDYMADE==== 
 +Lightweight bushwalking and camping gear.
  
-BUNYIP RUCKSACK +**BUNYIP RUCKSACK** 
-This '​shaped'​ rucksack is excellent for children. ​Useful ​day pack. Weight ​14-oz +This '​shaped'​ rucksack is excellent for children. ​Use-full ​day pack. Weight ​14ozs.\\ 
-SENIOR RUCKSACK +**SENIOR RUCKSACK** 
-A single pocket, shaped rucksack. Suitable for overnight camping. Weight ​11/2Ibs +A single pocket, shaped rucksack. Suitable for overnight camping. Weight ​1 1/2lbs.\\ 
-BUSHMAN ​RUCKSACKS +**BUSHMAN ​RUCKSACK** 
-Have sewn-in curved bottom for extra comfort in carrying. Will hold 30 lbs. +Has sewn-in curved bottom for extra comfort in carrying. Will hold 30lbs. 2 pocket model l.25 lbs. 3 pocket model 1.5 lbs.\\ 
-2 pocket model liAlbs +**PIONEER RUCKSACK** 
-3 pocket model 1%lbs +Extra large bag with four external pockets and will carry about 40Ibs of camp gear. Weight 2.25lbs.\\ 
-PIONEER RUCKSACK +**MOUNTAINEER DE LUXE** 
-is an extra large bag with four external pockets and will carry about 40Ibs of camp gear. Weight 2%lbs +Can carry 70Ibs or more. Tough lightweight terylene/ cotton, proofed fabric with special P.V.C. reinforced 
-MOUNTAINEER DE LUXE Can carry 70Ibs or more. Tough lightweight terylene/ cotton, proofed fabric with special P.V.C. reinforced +base. 20" x 17" x 9" proofed nylon extension throat with double draw cord for positive closure. Flap has full sized zip pocket of waterproof nylon. Outside pocket. Bag is easily detached from the frame to form a 3' steeping bag cover for cold, wet conditions. Weight ​5lbs.\\ 
-base. 20" x 17" x 9" proofed nylon extension throat with double draw cord for positive closure. Flap has full sized zip pocket of waterproof nylon. Outside pocket. Bag is easily detached from the frame to form a 3' steeping bag cover for cold, wet conditions. +**MOUNTAINEER** 
-Weight ​Sibs +Same features as de luxe model except for P.V.C. bottom reinforcing. Weight ​5 1/4lbs\\ 
-MOUNTAINEER +**TRAMPER FRAME RUCKSACK** 
-Same features as de luxe model except for P.V.C. bottom reinforcing. Weight ​51ilbs +Young people and ladies will find this pack a good one. It will carry sufficient camping equipment and food for 3 or 4 days or more. Has 3 pockets, capacity about 30 lbs. Weight ​4lbs.\\ 
-TRAMPER FRAME RUCKSACK Young people and ladies will find this pack a good one. It will carry sufficient camping equipment and food for 3 or 4 days or more. Has 3 pockets, capacity about 30 lbs. +**'​A'​ TENTS** 
-Weight ​41bs+One, two or three man. From 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 lbs.\\ 
-Lightweight bushwaiking and camp gear+**WALL TENTS** 
 +Two, three or four man.  From 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 lbs.\\ 
 +**Carrying Bags** 
 +P.V.C or Nylon\\ 
 +**KIANDRA MODEL** 
 +Hooded bag. Extra well filled. Very compact. Approx 3.75lbs\\ 
 +**HOTHAM MODEL** 
 +Super warm box quilted. Added leg room. Approx 4.5lbs\\
  
-HOTHAM MODEL +Compasses. dry, oil filled or wrist types.\\ 
-Super warmBox quilted. Added leg room. Approx 4Y2lbs. +Maps.  ​large ​range.\\ 
-Compasses ​dry, oil filled or wrist types. +Bushwalking books.\\ 
-Maps. Large range. Bushwalking books. +Freeze dried and dehydrated foods.\\ 
-Freeze dried and dehydrated foods. +Stoves ​and lamps.\\ 
-Stoves ​anc:', ​lamps. +Aluminium ​cookware.\\ 
-Aluminium ​cook ware+Ground ​sheets.\\ 
-Grou rid sheets. +Everything for the bushwaiker.
-Everything for the bushwalker. +
-CARRYING BAGS P.V.C. or nylon. +
-KIANDRA MODEL +
-Hooded bag. Extra well filled. Very compact. Approx 3%lbs. +
-'​A'​ TENTS +
-One, two or three man. From-2% to '​nibs +
-z WALL TENTS +
-Two, three or four man. From 3% to tMlbs +
-69 LIVERPOOL ST.., SYDNEY 26-2686, 61-7215+
  
 +69 LIVERPOOL ST, SYDNEY - 20-2686 61-7215
  
 ====Welcome Aboard==== ====Welcome Aboard====
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 Immediately the trip was suggested we were eager to be off on the road. The next few weeks were filled with preparations for the trip and discussions of routes to be taken, gear needed, etc. Immediately the trip was suggested we were eager to be off on the road. The next few weeks were filled with preparations for the trip and discussions of routes to be taken, gear needed, etc.
  
-At last the great night arrived and a slight panic was createdby one of the party, Stan, vaa,p turned up about 10 minutes later than the scheduled meeting time. However, all were present when the train departed +At last the great night arrived and a slight panic was created by one of the party, Stan, who turned up about 10 minutes later than the scheduled meeting time. However, all were present when the train departed
-We arrived at Katoomba and departed from the station by other means than the barrier (to save time of course) and straight into a car which took us out to the beginning of the Narrow Necks. After peeling off we set out for Splendour Rock, wearing shorts and boots only. Our first stop was at Diamond Falls, and we set off again laughing, joking, and talking of past experiences to pass the time away- walking along the Narrow Necks being very monotonous, as most bushwalkers know. We had chosen this particular week-end because of the full moon, so torches were seldom used. We dropped off Clear Hill and then rounded the bottom of Mt. 7e!ouin, arriving at Spendour Rook at 12.30 a m. and so to bed. + 
-We were up and away-before sunrise the next morning and down to the Cox River for breakfast which, by the way, consisted of goulash - something after the style of food which our rabid vegetarian friend Clem Hallstrom eats, only slightly more flavoured with raw peanuts and dates. All meals for the trip consisted of this tacky substance. +We arrived at Katoomba and departed from the station by other means than the barrier (to save time of course) and straight into a car which took us out to the beginning of the Narrow Necks. After peeling off we set out for Splendour Rock, wearing shorts and boots only. Our first stop was at Diamond Falls, and we set off again laughing, joking, and talking of past experiences to pass the time away - walking along the Narrow Necks being very monotonous, as most bushwalkers know.  We had chosen this particular week-end because of the full moon, so torches were seldom used.  We dropped off Clear Hill and then rounded the bottom of Mt. Mouin, arriving at Splendour Rock at 12.30 a.m. and so to bed. 
-The next thing to be tackled was Strongleg Ridge, the real backbreaker of the trip. We 4tarted ​off in good spirits, and with high hopes. But when nearing the top you wouldntt ​have seen anyone so absolutely ruined in all your life as we three boys. We lunched at Dem Creek - the first water past the Cox River. After a good spell we pushed on up Cloud-Maker Mountain, where our honourable signatures were placed in the visitors'​ book, and then admired the glorious views to be obtained in all directions. + 
-From Cloud-:Maker to Kanangra was just plain murder. Each hour seemed like a year, and each mile like ten. Down Rip, Roar and Rumble we vent, then up to Kraft'​s Walls. We never felt so sore and sorry for ourselves as then. +We were up and away before sunrise the next morning and down to the Cox River for breakfast which, by the way, consisted of goulash - something after the style of food which our rabid vegetarian friend Clem Hallstrom eats, only slightly more flavoured with raw peanuts and dates. All meals for the trip consisted of this tacky substance. 
-We reached Kanangra somewhere about 5 o'​clock that afternoon, and after a drink and a spell we set off again that night for the Kowmung River via the Gingera RangeFor a large part of the way down this range there is a good stock-route which made the going a lot easier and faster. However, when this branched off we dropped down into the Gingera Creek - quite accidentally,​ of course. + 
-Parts of the old Cedar Road can be seen on this creek, and there are grassy flats all the way down to the Kowmung River, Talking ​down these but of the way creeks at night is very interesting,​ as all the wild-life, wallabies andwombats, etc., come down for a drink and dash off for their lives when they hear something coming. A startled wombat charged one of our members (of St. George Club) who suddenly woke up and dived to one side, the wombat rushing past and just brushing his legs. (A peculiar thing about this weekend was that three members of the St. George Club had decided to do the very same trip as us on that weekend, so we all want along together.) At ten o'​clock we stopped walking, lit a fire to sleep by and then slept till dawn. +The next thing to be tackled was Strongleg Ridge, the real backbreaker of the trip. We started ​off in good spirits, and with high hopes. But when nearing the top you wouldn'​t ​have seen anyone so absolutely ruined in all your life as we three boys. We lunched at Dex Creek - the first water past the Cox River. ​ After a good spell we pushed on up Cloud-Maker Mountain, where our honourable signatures were placed in the visitors'​ book, and then admired the glorious views to be obtained in all directions. 
-Page 13. THE SYDNEY BUSH7A1KER Dopembel1977 + 
-We movedoff early again the next morning, reaching the Kowmung a mile further down. +From Cloud-Maker to Kanangra was just plain murder. Each hour seemed like a year, and each mile like ten. Down Rip, Roar and Rumble we went, then up to Kraft'​s Walls. We never felt so sore and sorry for ourselves as then. 
-We kept up a good pace going down the river to the Cox River and ran irto much startled wild life. Fortunately we did not run into any snakes on the whole of the trip, which was surprising as the Kowmung is daid to be the home of snakes. + 
-All eyes were kept open looking for Mt. Cookem, which is at the junction of the Kowmung and Cox Rivers. "Therelr, Cookee, said Eric, who did the whole of the Kowmung last Christmas. But ihen we got round the bend, what did we find but another ​Ht. Cookem. ​This happened several +We reached Kanangra somewhere about 5 o'​clock that afternoon, and after a drink and a spell we set off again that night for the Kowmung River via the Gingera RangeFor a large part of the way down this range there is a good stock-route which made the going a lot easier and faster. ​ However, when this branched off we dropped down into the Gingera Creek - quite accidentally,​ of course. 
-times, till at last the right one loomed into view and when we least expected it we suddenly found ourselves at the Cox River once more. Here we had our lunch at eleven o'​clock,​ after having a very refreshing dip in the river to revive us some:​lhat ​for the trip into Katoomba. + 
-We left the Cox and headed up White Dog, which is the easiest of all the "​Dogs"​ to climb, and which brought us to the bottom of Mt. Mouin. Incidentally,​ we stopped on White Dog to repair Stan's feet, the heels and soles of which were one big mass of sticking plaster.+Parts of the old Cedar Road can be seen on this creek, and there are grassy flats all the way down to the Kowmung River. Walking ​down these out of the way creeks at night is very interesting,​ as all the wild-life, wallabies and wombats, etc., come down for a drink and dash off for their lives when they hear something coming. ​ A startled wombat charged one of our members (of St. George Club) who suddenly woke up and dived to one side, the wombat rushing past and just brushing his legs. (A peculiar thing about this weekend was that three members of the St. George Club had decided to do the very same trip as us on that weekend, so we all want along together.) At ten o'​clock we stopped walking, lit a fire to sleep by and then slept till dawn. 
 + 
 +We moved off early again the next morning, reaching the Kowmung a mile further down. 
 + 
 +We kept up a good pace going down the river to the Cox River and ran into much startled wild life.  Fortunately we did not run into any snakes on the whole of the trip, which was surprising as the Kowmung is said to be the home of snakes. 
 + 
 +All eyes were kept open looking for Mt. Cookem, which is at the junction of the Kowmung and Cox Rivers. "There'​s Cookem"​, said Eric, who did the whole of the Kowmung last Christmas. But when we got round the bend, what did we find but another ​Mt. Cookem. ​ This happened several times, till at last the right one loomed into view and when we least expected it we suddenly found ourselves at the Cox River once more. Here we had our lunch at eleven o'​clock,​ after having a very refreshing dip in the river to revive us somewhat ​for the trip into Katoomba. 
 + 
 +We left the Cox and headed up White Dog, which is the easiest of all the "​Dogs"​ to climb, and which brought us to the bottom of Mt. Mouin. ​ Incidentally,​ we stopped on White Dog to repair Stan's feet, the heels and soles of which were one big mass of sticking plaster. 
 After climbing Debert'​s Knob and Clear Hill we stopped at Glenraphael where we finished off the remains of our food with a good drink of water, the first since the Cox River. After climbing Debert'​s Knob and Clear Hill we stopped at Glenraphael where we finished off the remains of our food with a good drink of water, the first since the Cox River.
-No sooner had we departed for Diamond Falls than it began to rain cats and dogs. Normally we would have cursed the rain, but all were glad to see it this time as it refreshed our bodies and minds, as well as enabling us to keep up a good pace to Diamond Falls. It took us an hour and a half from Glenrnhel ​to Diamond Falls, which was fairly fast going. + 
-Our next stop was the good old "​Paris"​ Cafe where we made up forlost time by eating milk shakes, apple pies, etc. and a nice hot meal. +No sooner had we departed for Diamond Falls than it began to rain cats and dogs. Normally we would have cursed the rain, but all were glad to see it this time as it refreshed our bodies and minds, as well as enabling us to keep up a good pace to Diamond Falls. It took us an hour and a half from Glenraphael ​to Diamond Falls, which was fairly fast going. 
-It had taken us less than fortyfive ​hours to do the whole trip which was approximately 80 miles. + 
- ​Although at the time I was thinking it was going to be the last walk I'd ever do, on looking back it was an experience none would have missed, and at the same time I say that our next trip there will be by car all +Our next stop was the good old "​Paris"​ Cafe where we made up for lost time by eating milk shakes, apple pies, etc. and a nice hot meal. 
-itk the way there and back.+ 
 +It had taken us less than forty five hours to do the whole trip which was approximately 80 miles. 
 + 
 +Although at the time I was thinking it was going to be the last walk I'd ever do, on looking back it was an experience none would have missed, and at the same time I say that our next trip there will be by car all the way there and back.
  
 ====Mountain Equipment Pty. Ltd.==== ====Mountain Equipment Pty. Ltd.====
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 __Confused Counting__ __Confused Counting__
  
-Use "​say",​ "​taegar"​ or "​tin",​ +Use "​say",​ "​taegar"​ or "​tin",​\\ 
-For the country you're in, +For the country you're in,\\ 
-To count the amount of your pay. +To count the amount of your pay.\\ 
-In Nepal your quota +In Nepal your quota\\ 
-May only lie "​yohtah",​+May only lie "​yohtah",​\\
 Have a care and not throw it away. Have a care and not throw it away.
  
-In India the "​anna"​ +In India the "​anna"​\\ 
-Was quite an old manner +Was quite an old manner\\ 
-To balance at end of the day; +To balance at end of the day;\\ 
-Sixteen of these made up your "​Rupees"​ +Sixteen of these made up your "​Rupees"​\\ 
-If someone you had to repay. +If someone you had to repay.\\ 
-But today it's the "​paisa"​ +But today it's the "​paisa"​\\ 
-You get in your pay sir!+You get in your pay sir!\\
 As you count in the now modern way. As you count in the now modern way.
  
-When adding "​Afghani"​ +When adding "​Afghani"​\\ 
-You've obliged to use Farsi, +You've obliged to use Farsi,\\ 
-But please, watch what you say; +But please, watch what you say;\\ 
-Use "​hasht"​ for a "​haft"​ +Use "​hasht"​ for a "​haft"​\\ 
-And they'​ll think you are daft,+And they'​ll think you are daft,\\
 And maybe will put you away. And maybe will put you away.
  
-Whether "​empart"​ or "​enarm"?​ +Whether "​empart"​ or "​enarm"?​\\ 
-May pose quite a problem +May pose quite a problem\\ 
-In Java or Bali, but not Mandalay. +In Java or Bali, but not Mandalay.\\ 
-Here the business you're at +Here the business you're at\\ 
-May be solved by a "​chat",​+May be solved by a "​chat",​\\
 When computing at work or at play. When computing at work or at play.
  
-If you laugh or you grin +If you laugh or you grin\\ 
-At the trouble we're in, +At the trouble we're in,\\ 
-Be warned and don't got blase; +Be warned and don't got blase;\\ 
-If the "land of the gin" +If the "land of the gin"\\ 
-Lets the Japanese in, +Lets the Japanese in,\\ 
-Well, the "dee ye ken", It'll all be in "​yen",​+Well, the "dee ye ken", It'll all be in "​yen",​\\
 And your grin may be turned the other way. And your grin may be turned the other way.
  
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 For those ignorant peasants illiterate in Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali and Burmese I append the following glossary:- For those ignorant peasants illiterate in Farsi, Urdu, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali and Burmese I append the following glossary:-
  
-Say, teega, tin: 3 in Farsi, Indonesian and Nepali/​Hindi. +Say, teega, tin: 3 in Farsi, Indonesian and Nepali/​Hindi.\\ 
-Yohtahs: Nepali, counting objects. +Yohtah: Nepali, counting objects.\\ 
-Anna: Out of date coin in India. +Anna: Out of date coin in India.\\ 
-100 paisa = 1 Rupee or Afghani. +100 paisa = 1 Rupee or Afghani.\\ 
-Afghani: Unit of currency in Afghanistan. +Afghani: Unit of currency in Afghanistan.\\ 
-Hasht, haft: Farsi 7 and 8. +Hasht, haft: Farsi 7 and 8.\\ 
-Empart and enarm: 4 and 6 in Indonesian. +Empart and enarm: 4 and 6 in Indonesian.\\ 
-Chat or more properly Kyat: Unit of currency in Burma.+Chat or more properly Kyat: Unit of currency in Burma.\\
 "Land of the gin": Australia. "Land of the gin": Australia.
  
  
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