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 =====The Sydney Bushwalker===== =====The Sydney Bushwalker=====
  
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 A monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney. A monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.
  
-====No.446 OCTOBER, 1938====+====No.446 October, 1938====
  
 |**Editor**|Dorothy Lawry| |**Editor**|Dorothy Lawry|
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 ====A World-wide Problem.==== ====A World-wide Problem.====
  
-We are told that a contributor to "The Sydney Mail" saw a Notice-board in a New York Park which recd:-+We are told that a contributor to "The Sydney Mail" saw a Notice-board in a New York Park which read:-
  
 "Let no one say, and sit it to your shame,\\ "Let no one say, and sit it to your shame,\\
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 Saturday, August 6th, was a lovely day, bright and sunny, and Blaxland was gay with wattle. The Sunday being Johnnie Wood's birthday, twenty-nine of us set off for St. Helena to celebrate. Saturday, August 6th, was a lovely day, bright and sunny, and Blaxland was gay with wattle. The Sunday being Johnnie Wood's birthday, twenty-nine of us set off for St. Helena to celebrate.
  
-After our leaders (those few who had been before from Blaxland) had decided which road to take, and had held various consultations on the route, the rest of +After our leaders (those few who had been before from Blaxland) had decided which road to take, and had held various consultations on the route, the rest of us had a meeting. However we all got under way eventually, and soon found ourselves tumbling down a very steep incline to Glenbrook Creek. This spot on the creek is very pretty; ferns and creepers abound, making a contrast with the other hill, which is very rocky and barren. The least said about this lump of rocks and boulders the better. It is a "helluva" climb, but, undaunted by such obstacles, we reached the top. From here the going was good, and very shortly we arrived at St. Helena very proud of ourselves. We had been told that to get lost was the thing to do when going to St. Helena, and here we were, all safe and sound, the whole twenty-nine of us! But, alas! Pride indeed goeth before a fall (as we were to find out).
-us had a meeting. However we all got under way eventually, and soon found ourselves tumbling down a very steep incline to Glenbrook Creek. This spot on the creek is very pretty; ferns and creepers abound, making a contrast with the other hill, which is very rocky and barren. The least said about this lump of rocks and boulders the better. It is a "helluva" climb, but, undaunted by such obstacles, we reached the top. From here the going was good, and very shortly we arrived at St. Helena very proud of ourselves. We had been told that to get lost was the thing to do when going to St. Helena, and here we were, all safe and sound, the whole twenty-nine of us! But, alas! Pride indeed goeth before a fall (as we were to find out).+
  
 St. Helena is certainly a lovely spot for a party, and, to make it specially beautiful for the occasion, the moon (which was nearly full) lent her aid to these our solemnities!!! After tea we all gathered round the fire and sang songs and rounds in approved Bushwalker style, interspersed with some "Bean-eries". When food and drink for the multitude were prepared, Richard produced a cake complete with the correct number of candles. John - as per usual - was fast asleep end had to be Woken up to cut the cake! St. Helena is certainly a lovely spot for a party, and, to make it specially beautiful for the occasion, the moon (which was nearly full) lent her aid to these our solemnities!!! After tea we all gathered round the fire and sang songs and rounds in approved Bushwalker style, interspersed with some "Bean-eries". When food and drink for the multitude were prepared, Richard produced a cake complete with the correct number of candles. John - as per usual - was fast asleep end had to be Woken up to cut the cake!
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 We were on a good track for quite a while, when, suddenly, it stopped dead on the edge of the ridge. Down below we could see a track which we thought must be the Sassafras Gully track, while, strung out like a string of sausages, we could see all the mountain stations from Glenbrook to Katoomba. We were on a good track for quite a while, when, suddenly, it stopped dead on the edge of the ridge. Down below we could see a track which we thought must be the Sassafras Gully track, while, strung out like a string of sausages, we could see all the mountain stations from Glenbrook to Katoomba.
  
-Some wanted to go down to the creek and walk to Springwood, but we decided that the best thing to do was to follow Mouldy's suggestion and go back to a flat, +Some wanted to go down to the creek and walk to Springwood, but we decided that the best thing to do was to follow Mouldy's suggestion and go back to a flat, rocky spot that we all remembered passing on Saturday. Jock was heading for Burragorang, or some place, and the Beans and Hec were still missing. It was still dull and misty, but we were just beginning to enjoy ourselves.
-rocky spot that we all remembered passing on Saturday. Jock was heading for Burragorang, or some place, and the Beans and Hec were still missing. It was still dull and misty, but we were just beginning to enjoy ourselves.+
  
 Richard collected Jock and we all set off back to the aforementioned rocky spot. Reaching this, we decided to keep well down to the right, and, to our satisfaction, we soon began to notice familiar things around us, or so we thought. We were just sailing along nicely, thinking we were on the right track at last, when, right in the middle of our path, we saw Dunc and Roxy, also lost. They had been way out on the ridge and down a bit, but thought the best plan was to come back and get their bearings again. Richard collected Jock and we all set off back to the aforementioned rocky spot. Reaching this, we decided to keep well down to the right, and, to our satisfaction, we soon began to notice familiar things around us, or so we thought. We were just sailing along nicely, thinking we were on the right track at last, when, right in the middle of our path, we saw Dunc and Roxy, also lost. They had been way out on the ridge and down a bit, but thought the best plan was to come back and get their bearings again.
  
-By this time we missed Ralph, and, as things were beginning to look serious, +By this time we missed Ralph, and, as things were beginning to look serious, we decided to take the next ridge and go down.. A shout from Wilbur informed us that he was on a track of sorts, so we all made a bee line for him, and stuck like glue. Walking briskly, we soon started the descent to the creek. By this time we were thoroughly dirty around the legs and feet, but nevertheless we were all happy.
-we decided to take the next ridge and go down.. A shout from Wilbur informed us that he was on a track of sorts, so we all made a bee line for him, and stuck like glue. Walking briskly, we soon started the descent to the creek. By this time we were thoroughly dirty around the legs and feet, but nevertheless we were all happy.+
  
 Arriving at Blaxland, imagine our surprise and humiliation to find that __Ray Bean__ of all people had caught the 5.10 p.m. train. Ralph was waiting for us on the station, and told us the details. Ray, Ada, Hec and Ralph had arrived at Blaxland about 4.30 p.m.! We'll never be able to live this down! Arriving at Blaxland, imagine our surprise and humiliation to find that __Ray Bean__ of all people had caught the 5.10 p.m. train. Ralph was waiting for us on the station, and told us the details. Ray, Ada, Hec and Ralph had arrived at Blaxland about 4.30 p.m.! We'll never be able to live this down!
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 We left Cooktown at six in the morning, and struck a tremendous sea. The waves came right over the boat and everywhere was wet. She seemed to stand right on end, and we had to hand on the seats. I was sick nearly all the way but the wife never got sick, but she was not too comfortable. There were only two other men passengers. The wife's sister and hubby went back to Cairns by plane. We left Cooktown at six in the morning, and struck a tremendous sea. The waves came right over the boat and everywhere was wet. She seemed to stand right on end, and we had to hand on the seats. I was sick nearly all the way but the wife never got sick, but she was not too comfortable. There were only two other men passengers. The wife's sister and hubby went back to Cairns by plane.
  
-This place, Tribulation, was reached at one o'clock, and we had a job getting +This place, Tribulation, was reached at one o'clock, and we had a job getting into the flat-bottom rowing boat, and I was not sorry when I stepped out on to shore. A Mr. Col. Mason made me welcome and we were invited up to his place for dinner. He came here five years ago. The depression knocked him bad and he lost everything except his wife, 6 children, and £28. This place is a veritable jungle and we must have had a stout heart and a good pal. He has planted bananas, paw-paws, tomatoes, cane, rice. This place grows everything he wants, and he told me he is on his feet again, and won't leave the place. He has 300 acres, his son 200; his brother has a sawmill to cut their wants, and I believe there is three other settlers here.
-into the flat-bottom rowing boat, and I was not sorry when I stepped out on to shore. A Mr. Col. Mason made me welcome and we were invited up to his place for dinner. He came here five years ago. The depression knocked him bad and he lost everything except his wife, 6 children, and £28. This place is a veritable jungle and we must have had a stout heart and a good pal. He has planted bananas, paw-paws, tomatoes, cane, rice. This place grows everything he wants, and he told me he is on his feet again, and won't leave the place. He has 300 acres, his son 200; his brother has a sawmill to cut their wants, and +
-I believe there is three other settlers here.+
  
-We camped right on the sand as the bush is too thick, and can only go along the +We camped right on the sand as the bush is too thick, and can only go along the tracks to his place and his neighbours! A party just spoke to us, they have been on a 5-day walk to Bloomfield and back. One of the locals took them, a Mr. Jaskie and wife - I believe they write books. There will be plenty of places for us to go here, and I intend to try a bit of gold washing if I see a place. Fish are not too easily caught. We went around the headland yesterday and lost a lot of line and hooks on the coral, but got a feed of coral cod and grunters, small. We had to scale a high hill as the going was too dangerous to go around, and it took some doing. A slip would have sent us down about 100 ft, into the sea. Then, when on top, we found we had to go straight down the side about two to three hundred feet to the beach; made me think of the Mountains near Cox and Breakfast Creek.
-tracks to his place and his neighbours! A party just spoke to us, they have been on a 5-day walk to Bloomfield and back. One of the locals took them, a Mr. Jaskie and wife - I believe they write books. There will be plenty of places for us to go here, and I intend to try a bit of gold washing if I see a place. Fish are not too easily caught. We went around the headland yesterday and lost a lot of line and hooks on the coral, but got a feed of coral cod and grunters, small. We had to scale a high hill as the going was too dangerous to go around, and it took some doing. A slip would have sent us down about 100 ft, into the sea. Then, when on top, we found we had to go straight down the side about two to three hundred feet to the beach; made me think of the Mountains near Cox and Breakfast Creek.+
  
-Just at the back of our camp we have mountains two to three thousand feet high. +Just at the back of our camp we have mountains two to three thousand feet high. I don't think it could be scaled as the undergrowth is too thick, and full of stinging tree.
-I don't think it could be scaled as the undergrowth is too thick, and full of stinging tree.+
  
-You will have to excuse pencil and paper shortage. We ordered a pad and ink +You will have to excuse pencil and paper shortage. We ordered a pad and ink with our groceries and they were not put in.
-with our groceries and they were not put in.+
  
 We are about 60 to 70 miles north of Cairns, and about 30 to 40 miles south of Cooktown. No crocks here but, I am informed, plenty of snakes. I have not seen any yet. Oysters and crabs are plentyful, and a blacks' camp is about quarter of a mile along the beach. I am told they will get me a turkey or wild hen for a couple of bob, but I intend to keep away from them. They might get a nuisance around our camp. Only been here four days and the mail will be going, so next letter will tell you more. We are about 60 to 70 miles north of Cairns, and about 30 to 40 miles south of Cooktown. No crocks here but, I am informed, plenty of snakes. I have not seen any yet. Oysters and crabs are plentyful, and a blacks' camp is about quarter of a mile along the beach. I am told they will get me a turkey or wild hen for a couple of bob, but I intend to keep away from them. They might get a nuisance around our camp. Only been here four days and the mail will be going, so next letter will tell you more.
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 Phone: B3101 Phone: B3101
  
-HOW FAR AHEAD SHOULD WE LOOK +=====How Far Ahead Should We Look===== 
-by J,W.MullinS+ 
-(Ed.Note: Some readers may think the suggestions contained in this Article are ) (taking too much for granted. We know there is, at present, no certainty that ) (the recommendation which led to the Article will be adopted by the Federation, +by J.W. Mullins
-(but we publish the Article as expressing the opinion of one Club memberyand ) + 
-(s0 that other members will have their thoughts turned to the consideration of +(Editor'Note: Some readers may think the suggestions contained in this Article are taking too much for granted. We know there is, at present, no certainty that  the recommendation which led to the Article will be adopted by the Federation, but we publish the Article as expressing the opinion of one Club member, and so that other members will have their thoughts turned to the consideration of what is in itself a very important matter.) 
-(what is in itself a very important matter. ) + 
-11,7111.,..,...-111.-,-411.1 +The Half-yearly General Meeting brought up a most important discussion concerning Federation matters. 
-The Helf-yearly General Meeting brought up a most important discussion con', corning Federation matters. + 
-The Sydney Bush Walkers Club has instructed its delegates to make certain proposals to the Federation. These proposals directly concern future club repres- +The Sydney Bush Walkers Club has instructed its delegates to make certain proposals to the Federation. These proposals directly concern future club representation on the Federation, and it is, therefore, expedient that we, as a club, should direct our energies to that end which will best justify any additional representation on the Council. Consequently, in the opinion of the writer, the time has come when the club executives should draw up a brief in which is set out those broad principles of the Federation, and the particular proposals which it is striving to have recognised and enacted. If this brief is drawn up and circulated, all new members who are not cognisant of the work that the Federation is doing and undertaking will become aware, at least, of its existence, and be thereby impelled by a common interest to an enthusiastic outlook arising from a common knowledge. 
-entation on the Federation, and it is, therefore, expedient that we, as a club, should direct our energies to that end which will best juft:Ify any additional representation on the Council. Consequently, in the opinion of the writer, the time has come when the club executives should draw up a brief in which is set out those broad principles of the Federation, and the particular proposals which it is striving to + 
-heve recognised and enacted. If this brief is drewn up and circulated, all new members who are not cognisant of the work that the Federation is doing and undertaking will become awere, at least, of its existence, and be thereby impelled by a common interest to an enthusiastic outlook arising from a common knowledge. +We value new club members as fellowmen having a similar outlook on our Aims and Objects (as set out in our Constitution) who, by their acquiecence to them, weld the club together in a common weal. Thus it is up to the club to undertake a work of propaganda, shall we say, amongst its members, both new and old, but particularly, the new members. 
-We value new club members as fellowmen having a similar outlook on our Aims and Objects (as set out in our Constitution) who, by their acquieAcence to them, weld the club together in a common weal. Thus it is up to the club to undertake a work of propaganda, shall we say, amongst its members, both new and old, but particularly, the new members. + 
-The reasons for this education, or enlightenment, arise directly from the proposals adopted for+The reasons for this education, or enlightenment, arise directly from the proposals adopted for
 (a) The club members, in carrying the vote, have acknowledged that the adopted system of representation is just, reasonable, and equitable; (a) The club members, in carrying the vote, have acknowledged that the adopted system of representation is just, reasonable, and equitable;
-(b) Similarly, they have also agreed that certain particular increases in membership give the _rj...ght to additional representation, it having been also agreed that the basis is just, reasonable, and equitable. + 
-Now, although as a club we will, on the acquisition of a certain number of members, assume the rialto additional representation, we must in conscience juslity, that right, or advantage. +(b) Similarly, they have also agreed that certain particular increases in membership give the __right__ to additional representation, it having been also agreed that the basis is just, reasonable, and equitable. 
-Justification can be brought about by equipping new members with every available piece of knewledge about the Federation's big responsibilities, so that those new members coming into the club will be able to engage directly in the work on hand, and,eventually, out of their numbers, give to the club capable delegates and representatives for the Federation. + 
-FIRST AID CLASS +Now, although as a club we will, on the acquisition of a certain number of members, assume the __right__ to additional representation, we must in conscience __justify__ that right, or advantage. 
-Much time has been given to the consideration of the commencmment date of this class, and it has been decided that Wednesday evenings, commencing in the first week after Easter next, would be most desirable.It is hoped that a start will be made about this date. + 
-Members intending to take the First Aid Course should let Li'',L.O.Harrison(Mouldy) have their names so that they can be notified when the classes are about to commence. +Justification can be brought about by equipping new members with every available piece of knowledge about the Federation's big responsibilities, so that those new members coming into the club will be able to engage directly in the work on hand, and, eventually, out of their numbers, give to the club capable delegates and representatives for the Federation. 
-- 11 - OLD SHADES + 
-A Wail from "Barney"+=====First Aid Class===== 
-Some heavy fog and rain I see And little Eva cooks the tea+ 
-The rain drops flood the ground with mud But Duncombeis worried not at all For she lights fires in arly. squall With never one a dud. +Much time has been given to the consideration of the commencement date of this class, and it has been decided that Wednesday evenings, commencing in the first week after Easter next, would be most desirable. It is hoped that a start will be made about this date. 
-A deep sea launch sails past us now, And heels well over on her bow. + 
-There sounds a wail midst spume and gale, Thel.Hellyer turns a haggard green And wishes she could pot be seen, While strong men turn and quail. +Members intending to take the First Aid Course should let L. G. Harrison (Mouldy) have their names so that they can be notified when the classes are about to commence. 
-Now Hilda Blunt, a lady fine Invites us one and all to dine; Her appetite is small, oh quite: But I have seen her put away Three melons at the "Monterey" Where oft we'd dine at night. + 
-Two yards and more of little Dick Glare down- he's wounded to the quick For 'tis a crime even in a rhyme To call him thus. Its not the same As "Richard" is for that's his name: I'll not forget next time: +=====Old Shades===== 
-Oh: what an awfullfrightful row Breaks in upon us all here now. It's Jock Debert who wo,ld revert To savagery; he roars and growls And yodelsaells and rants and bowels A=1,nd never is inert. + 
-And near him too a man of size +A Wail from "Barney"
-Holds in his hands a torch and tries To signal Morse,but then of course It is well known to everyone + 
-That "Chardon" Morse is overdone And unknown in its source. +In Warragamba's freezing clime\\ 
-A swinging bough above us all, +I'm banished from you for a time\\ 
-Supports a female from a fall. +And oft in space my thoughts will race\\ 
-We look, and see Dot in her tree; +To scenes now past and far away,\\ 
-She loughs aloud and thumbs her nose While hanging by her feet and toes - +And then I curse and rue the day\\ 
-,;uite mad we all agree.' +I saw this flaming place. 
-In Warragamba's freezingclime + 
-I'm banished from you for a time +An exile, I, indurance vile,\\ 
-And oft in space my thoughts will race To scones now past and far away, And then I curse and rue the day I saw this flaming place. +Recall old friends and oft awhile\\ 
-An exile, 1, indurance vile, +In reverie I dimly see\\ 
-Recall old friends and oft awhile In reverie I dimly see +Vague shadows in a swirling cloud;\\ 
-Vague shadows in a swirling cloud; The phantoms of a "Walking" crowd That camped and walked with mew +The phantoms of a "Walking" crowd\\ 
-What is that glowing redly near? Ahnow I see: 'tis auburn hair, And Scotty's grin - a thing of sin And lowly mirth - appears to shock A maiden of this hybrid flock Whose eyes flash fire within. +That camped and walked with me. 
-Rene Brownie is simple and so pure, She's known to all,of that I'm sure. When on a walk ohhow she'll talk And always trundle with the last, But nothing, though she's never fast, Will ever make her baulk. + 
-A hearty bellow sounds quite near Reverberating 'pan my ear, +What is that glowing redly near?\\ 
-thundirous sound that echoes round As Whiddon drowns all other things With roars,full throated as he sings, And "King of Song" he's crowned. +Ahnow I see: 'tis auburn hair,\\ 
-Now Ernie Austen's voice in song +And Scotty's grin - a thing of sin\\ 
-Is lifted vibrant, clear, and strong, In"Mandalay", while far away +And lowly mirth - appears to shock\\ 
-The strains of favirite "Toreador" Bring Peter Page to mind once more In camp and concert play. +A maiden of this hybrid flock\\ 
-I see a figure saturnine +Whose eyes flash fire within. 
-And lean, who gives no word or sign, And in his hands as there he stands Reposes the official "bone" Conferring dignity and tone As silence he commands. + 
-12 +Rene Brownie is simple and so pure,\\ 
-The mists of time are closing in +She's known to all, of that I'm sure.\\ 
-And blotting out the strife and din; They disappear upon the air +When on a walk ohhow she'll talk\\ 
-Those glimpses past of walking folk. They blend with fog and fire and smoke And leave no substance there. +And always trundle with the last,\\ 
-But yet with eyes shut tightly fast I hear a murmur to the last +But nothing, though she's never fast,\\ 
-That wafts on high and passes by - +Will ever make her baulk. 
-"Oh come to the bush" it calls to me, Bt that's the pend - no more I see And then I turn and sigh. + 
-The vision's gone and I am sad +A hearty bellow sounds quite near\\ 
-For after all you weren't too bad. I'd like to walk and scrpunge and talk With you once more but sincd I am A prisoner at this blasted dam It does no good to squark. +Reverberating 'pan my ear,\\ 
-And lastly now a warning word +thund'rous sound that echoes round\\ 
-To end this reverie absurd: +As Whiddon drowns all other things\\ 
-Although in verse I'm truly terse Just treat me well when next we meet Or I'll be even less discreet+With roars, full throated as he sings,\\ 
 +And "King of Song" he's crowned. 
 + 
 +Now Ernie Austen's voice in song\\ 
 +Is lifted vibrant, clear, and strong,\\ 
 +In "Mandalay", while far away\\ 
 +The strains of fav'rite "Toreador"\\ 
 +Bring Peter Page to mind once more\\ 
 +In camp and concert play. 
 + 
 +I see a figure saturnine\\ 
 +And lean, who gives no word or sign,\\ 
 +And in his hands as there he stands\\ 
 +Reposes the official "hone"\\ 
 +Conferring dignity and tone\\ 
 +As silence he commands. 
 + 
 +Some heavy fog and rain I see\\ 
 + And little Eva cooks the tea.\\ 
 +The rain drops flood the ground with mud\\ 
 +But Duncombe's worried not at all\\ 
 +For she lights fires in __any__ squall\\ 
 +With never one a dud. 
 + 
 +A deep sea launch sails past us now,\\ 
 +And heels well over on her bow.\\ 
 +There sounds a wail midst spume and gale,\\ 
 +Thel. Hellyer turns a haggard green\\ 
 +And wishes she could __not__ be seen,\\ 
 +While strong men turn and quail. 
 + 
 +Now Hilda Blunt, a lady fine\\ 
 +Invites us one and all to dine;\\ 
 +Her appetite is small, oh quite!\\ 
 +But I have seen her put away\\ 
 +Three melons at the "Monterey"\\ 
 +Where oft we'd dine at night. 
 + 
 +Two yards and more of little Dick\\ 
 +Glare downhe's wounded to the quick\\ 
 +For 'tis a crime even in a rhyme\\ 
 +To call him thus. Its __not__ the same\\ 
 +As "Richard" is for __that's__ his name:\\ 
 +I'll not forget next time! 
 + 
 +Oh! what an awful, frightful row\\ 
 +Breaks in upon us all here now.\\ 
 +It's Jock Debert who would revert\\ 
 +To savagery; he roars and growls\\ 
 +And yodels, yells and rants and howels\\ 
 +And never is inert. 
 + 
 +And near him too a man of size\\ 
 +Holds in his hands a torch and tries\\ 
 +To signal Morse,but then of course\\ 
 +It is well known to everyone\\ 
 +That "Chardon" Morse is overdone\\ 
 +And unknown in its source. 
 + 
 +A swinging bough above us all,\\ 
 +Supports a female from a fall.\\ 
 +We look and see Dot in her tree;\\ 
 +She laughs aloud and thumbs her nose\\ 
 +While hanging by her feet and toes -\\ 
 +Quite mad we all agree. 
 + 
 +The mists of time are closing in\\ 
 +And blotting out the strife and din;\\ 
 +They disappear upon the air\\ 
 +Those glimpses past of walking folk.\\ 
 +They blend with fog and fire and smoke\\ 
 +And leave no substance there. 
 + 
 +But yet with eyes shut tightly fast\\ 
 +I hear a murmur to the last\\ 
 +That wafts on high and passes by -\\ 
 +"Oh come to the bush" it calls to me,\\ 
 +But that's the end - no more I see\\ 
 +And then I turn and sigh. 
 + 
 +The vision's gone and I am sad\\ 
 +For after all you weren't too bad.\\ 
 +I'd like to walk and scrounge and talk\\ 
 +With you once more but since I am\\ 
 +A prisoner at this blasted dam\\ 
 +It does no good to squark. 
 + 
 +And lastly now a warning word\\ 
 +To end this reverie absurd:\\ 
 +Although in verse I'm truly terse\\ 
 +Just treat me well when next we meet\\ 
 +Or I'll be even less discreet\\
 And write a great deal worse. And write a great deal worse.
-FEDERATION Nays + 
-Judging from the length of the report received from the Club's Delegates, and the number of matters dealt with, the Federation did some solid work at its August Council Meeting. Remembering that the S.BeW. members were indulging in a Night of Frivolities in the main room while the Federation was meeting in the Committee Room, we take off our hat to the delegates of the various affiliated clubs. We strongly recommend members to read the report itself,but in case some folk cannot do so, here is just an inkling of the scope of the work done at that meeting... +=====Federation News===== 
-A letter from the Railway Department refusing to do anything at all at LILYVA1E STATION for either the comfort or safety of its customers was dealt with, and certain further action was decided upon. + 
-The questions of LITTER left in The Blue Gum Forest and of WATER AND SANITATION at pl_pLrallizia_ams next received consideration,+Judging from the length of the report received from the Club's Delegates, and the number of matters dealt with, the Federation did some solid work at its August Council Meeting. Remembering that the S.B.W. members were indulging in a Night of Frivolities in the main room while the Federation was meeting in the Committee Room, we take off our hat to the delegates of the various affiliated clubs. We strongly recommend members to read the report itself, but in case some folk cannot do so, here is just an inkling of the scope of the work done at that meeting... 
 + 
 +A letter from the Railway Department refusing to do anything at all at __Lilyvale Station__ for either the comfort or safety of its customers was dealt with, and certain further action was decided upon. 
 + 
 +The questions of __litter__ left in __The Blue Gum Forest__ and of __water and sanitation__ at __Burning Palms__ next received consideration
 It was decided to form a panel of lecturers from the various clubs who would be available to give lectures to outside bodies when required, thus gaining support for the Federation and its objects. It was decided to form a panel of lecturers from the various clubs who would be available to give lectures to outside bodies when required, thus gaining support for the Federation and its objects.
-Several changes in the personnel of the Information Bureau and the Conser- + 
-vation Bureau were attended to, also enquiries from two clubs regarding affiliation. +Several changes in the personnel of the Information Bureau and the Conservation Bureau were attended to, also enquiries from two clubs regarding affiliation. 
-The Ball Committee's Report was received, and we learn that 236 tickets were sold, and the nett proceeds amounted to 2,23.16.1d.+ 
 +The Ball Committee's Report was received, and we learn that 236 tickets were sold, and the nett proceeds amounted to £23.16.1d. 
 The Council decided to make a presentation to Mr. Theo Atkinson in recognition of the many years of service he gave to the Federation as its Honorary Secretary. The Council decided to make a presentation to Mr. Theo Atkinson in recognition of the many years of service he gave to the Federation as its Honorary Secretary.
-Lastly, it was decided to hold the Annual General Meeting on October 17th. All club members are invited to attend and to express their views of ways in which the Feferation can be improved, or can extend its work and its influence. 
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-THREE "TIGERS" CTLA,TRAINIPG TRIP 
-By Jeck Debert. 
-Staying in the club-room just long enough to attend a selection committee meeting and to see a long overdue alteration to the Federation's Constitution approved of by the S.B.W. =Mors before 10 p m. Bill Hall -nd I rushed to Central Station for the 10.15 p m. At Strathfield, Gordon amith joined us and that completed the personnel. 
-We camped right in Ka-toomba for our rest and the rest of the hours of darkness, Tnd got away to a flying start at 6.25 e..m, Over an hoar vac: spent at Camp Creek for a large breekfast. For a change ofzooee.,:y we took the longer track to Euroka and, like last eighthour-day weekend) we owe some newly born lambs carefully sheltered in a ficld of green oats. Black Jerrv'e was t-ken at a steady pace, to halt at Galong Creek at 10.35 for chocolate ratiens. 
-Just before our arrival at Galong Creek we came upon a wedge-tailed eagle lying dead on a large granite boulder. It had evidently been c7ught in a rabbit trap which was lying alongside of the bird. It se,apeci very pitiful to see such a noble specimen sprawled out in such an undignifiee manner 
-At the junction of Cox's and Harry's Rivera' we evertook a lone walker who, having read of the glories of the last-named river in the Bush Walker Meg-eine, was out to see them for himself. Such is the value of publ:Leity. We joined forces to find the water in Harry's River deeper than usual and very cold. It seems strange that both writer and reader of the article should be doing that particular trip simult-neously. 
-The Jenolan River was as delightful as ever. Although it was too early for the rock-lillies to be in bloom, they showed promise of giving a very fine display within three or four weeks. We were about to prepare lunch some distance below Mumbodel Creek when we spied a baby wombat. It seemingly was not in the healthiest of cond7tions for it appeared very sluggish, and moved slowly over to its wombat hole, at the entrance of which it stayed for some little time, thereby giving us fuether opportunity for observation. 
-The air was permeated with clematis perfume yet there were very few flowers 
-in bloom. 
-Owing to the lack of knowledge of the country from Bee's Nest Creek onto Black Ran,e, and due to Myles Dunphy's remark that it was a stiff 2000ft. climb and one of the steepest in New South Wales, we only spent one hour over lunch and 2.25 saw us once egain at that delightful green clearing at Bee's Nest Creek. Twenty minutes spell for map consultation, chocolate nibbling and leave-taking from our newly found friend, who intended braving the joys and horrors of Hell's Gate Canyon and the river wading on his own, then we tackled Myles' steep climb. 
-Once again I would dearly have loved to camp at that glotious camp spot but there was still much country to cover before nightfall. To me that 2000ft. climb was a fair cow, but the boys said it was "just a bit steep for a st'rt but a very easy rage afterwards." Maybe Jack, through lack of sleep, felt it more than he would heve done otherwise. Anyway it took l hours to climb up onto Black Range and then came one hours fast walking to reach the hut at Little River before dark. An excellent three-course meal was prepared and then, as everyone in the party was out for as much sleep as possible, we all turned in at 8.20. 
-Gordon had wakened us up on Saturday morning and so I was determined not to be beaten on the Sunday. Waking up in the darkness of night I yelled in the approved manner: "Get up" without looking at my watch. Gordon growled, Bill mumbled, turned on his torch, laughed and said many uncomplimentary remarks, to which he added ' 
-- 14- 
-"It's only ten minutes to two 
-SO we had more sleep and finelly started ,ut at 7.15 to follow Little 
-River downstream to the Cox* It was entirely new country for both Bill and me, but it was wonderful that it goes on the next programme as an officiel trip, to be led by the dual leaders, Messrs. Smith end Hell. 
-Little River is another of those out-of-the-way smaller rivers that h-ve not been given over much attention by Bush Walkers. It is a delightful spot, a perfect combination of typical mountain streams, green grassy banks, idcal for camping, ferny glrdes, granite gorges, crystal clear water bubbling over rocks, and teaming with wild and bird life. It was very pleasing to sec tile viTrid green, velvety, new fern fronds showing up in contrast to the burnt-up beewn appearance of the frost killed bracken. The winter had evidently been very severe 6 for oven in the most sheltered and secluded spots the ferns had succumbed to the wintery elements. 
-4fter very leisurely strolling through perfectly wonderful surroundings we were once again on the Cox Rival. at 10 a m. Sun-taking and strolling casually, we finelly left the junction of Galong Creek at 10043) and, taking th. steepest spur, climbed up onto the top of Tin Pot mountain on our way over to Canons for lunch. We arrived 15 minutes after midday, only a quarter of an hour later than the telegramed order meal was areanged for. 
-Of course, at Canons we met other Bush Walkers, and I was interested in seeing Daphne Ball and her friend from the Coast and Mouni-ain Walkers, looking most businesslike in heavy boots. After meeting everybody we were introduced to Canons new baby wallaby--a mere mite of a thingno foot nothing in height, but like all very young things still possessing the bloom of youth, a thing of beauty to look at. 
-A swim and sun-bake, followed by a hearty meal end a long loaf round, end then leaving at 3.5 p m. we had a steady stroll into Katoomba, arriving there at 5.55. Ex Olympic Games champion swimmer, Owen Griffiths, joined us at Canons. HO "had heard lots about the Tigers and always felt he would like to walk with them one day. Could I join you?" Sayeth Spokesman Smith: "The Tigers are overboomed. Certainly you may join in"'and Owen didn't find it any effort at all to stay with the party. To use his own words: "You kept going steadily." 
-If you would ask me the total distance I would say 53 miles, but Gordon would make it only 50 or 51. But that's a mere detail. It's an excellent trip and one well worth doing. Still, when it becomes an official walk don't try climbing up those 2000 odd feet if you've been to two dances and had other late nights during the week--even though Gordon and Bill say it was a mere nothing. 
-TRANSPORT SERVICE DIRECTORY. 
- The Committee has decided to compile a directory to assist members in arranging transport facilities from railway stations, wharves etc., and asks 10-, members who know of reliable service-car or launch proprietors, to hand the information on to the Walks Secretary or Assistant Walks Secretary. 
  
 +Lastly, it was decided to hold the Annual General Meeting on October 17th. All club members are invited to attend and to express their views of ways in which the Federation can be improved, or can extend its work and its influence.
 +
 +=====Three "Tigers" On A Training Trip=====
 +
 +By Jack Debert.
 +
 +Staying in the club-room just long enough to attend a selection committee meeting and to see a long overdue alteration to the Federation's Constitution approved of by the S.B.W. members before 10 p.m. Bill Hall and I rushed to Central Station for the 10.15 p.m. At Strathfield, Gordon Smith joined us and that completed the personnel.
 +
 +We camped right in Katoomba for our rest and the rest of the hours of darkness, and got away to a flying start at 6.25 a.m. Over an hour was spent at Camp Creek for a large breakfast. For a change of scenery we took the longer track to Euroka and, like last eight-hour-day weekend, we saw some newly born lambs carefully sheltered in a field of green oats. Black Jerry's was taken at a steady pace, to halt at Galong Creek at 10.35 for chocolate rations.
 +
 +Just before our arrival at Galong Creek we came upon a wedge-tailed eagle lying dead on a large granite boulder. It had evidently been caught in a rabbit trap which was lying alongside of the bird. It seemed very pitiful to see such a noble specimen sprawled out in such an undignified manner.
 +
 +At the junction of Coxs and Harrys Rivers we overtook a lone walker who, having read of the glories of the last-named river in the Bush Walker Magazine, was out to see them for himself. Such is the value of publicity. We joined forces to find the water in Harrys River deeper than usual and very cold. It seems strange that both writer and reader of the article should be doing that particular trip simultaneously.
 +
 +The Jenolan River was as delightful as ever. Although it was too early for the rock-lillies to be in bloom, they showed promise of giving a very fine display within three or four weeks. We were about to prepare lunch some distance below Mumbedah Creek when we spied a baby wombat. It seemingly was not in the healthiest of conditions for it appeared very sluggish, and moved slowly over to its wombat hole, at the entrance of which it stayed for some little time, thereby giving us further opportunity for observation.
 +
 +The air was permeated with clematis perfume yet there were very few flowers in bloom.
 +
 +Owing to the lack of knowledge of the country from Bees Nest Creek onto Black Range, and due to Myles Dunphy's remark that it was a stiff 2000ft. climb and one of the steepest in New South Wales, we only spent one hour over lunch and 2.25 saw us once again at that delightful green clearing at Bees Nest Creek. Twenty minutes spell for map consultation, chocolate nibbling and leave-taking from our newly found friend, who intended braving the joys and horrors of Hell's Gate Canyon and the river wading on his own, then we tackled Myles' steep climb.
 +
 +Once again I would dearly have loved to camp at that glorious camp spot but there was still much country to cover before nightfall. To me that 2000ft. climb was a fair cow, but the boys said it was "just a bit steep for a start but a very easy ridge afterwards." Maybe Jack, through lack of sleep, felt it more than he would have done otherwise. Anyway it took l.5 hours to climb up onto Black Range and then came one hours fast walking to reach the hut at Little River before dark. An excellent three-course meal was prepared and then, as everyone in the party was out for as much sleep as possible, we all turned in at 8.20.
 +
 +Gordon had wakened us up on Saturday morning and so I was determined not to be beaten on the Sunday. Waking up in the darkness of night I yelled in the approved manner: "Get up" without looking at my watch. Gordon growled, Bill mumbled, turned on his torch, laughed and said many uncomplimentary remarks, to which he added "It's only ten minutes to two."
 +
 +So we had more sleep and finally started out at 7.15 to follow Little River downstream to the Cox. It was entirely new country for both Bill and me, but it was wonderful that it goes on the next programme as an official trip, to be led by the dual leaders, Messrs. Smith end Hall.
 +
 +Little River is another of those out-of-the-way smaller rivers that have not been given over much attention by Bush Walkers. It is a delightful spot, a perfect combination of typical mountain streams, green grassy banks, ideal for camping, ferny glades, granite gorges, crystal clear water bubbling over rocks, and teeming with wild and bird life. It was very pleasing to see the vivid green, velvety, new fern fronds showing up in contrast to the burnt-up brown appearance of the frost killed bracken. The winter had evidently been very severe, for even in the most sheltered and secluded spots the ferns had succumbed to the wintery elements.
 +
 +After very leisurely strolling through perfectly wonderful surroundings we were once again on the Cox River at 10 a.m. Sun-baking and strolling casually, we finally left the junction of Galong Creek at 10.45, and, taking the steepest spur, climbed up onto the top of Tin Pot mountain on our way over to Carlons for lunch. We arrived 15 minutes after midday, only a quarter of an hour later than the telegramed order meal was arranged for.
 +
 +Of course, at Carlons we met other Bush Walkers, and I was interested in seeing Daphne Ball and her friend from the Coast and Mountain Walkers, looking most businesslike in heavy boots. After meeting everybody we were introduced to Carlons new baby wallaby- a mere mite of a thing - no foot nothing in height, but like all very young things still possessing the bloom of youth, a thing of beauty to look at.
 +
 +A swim and sun-bake, followed by a hearty meal end a long loaf round, and then leaving at 3.5 p.m. we had a steady stroll into Katoomba, arriving there at 5.55. Ex Olympic Games champion swimmer, Owen Griffiths, joined us at Carlons. He "had heard lots about the Tigers and always felt he would like to walk with them one day. Could I join you?" Sayeth Spokesman Smith: "The Tigers are overboomed. Certainly you may join in" and Owen didn't find it any effort at all to stay with the party. To use his own words: "You kept going steadily."
 +
 +If you would ask me the total distance I would say 53 miles, but Gordon would make it only 50 or 51. But that's a mere detail. It's an excellent trip and one well worth doing. Still, when it becomes an official walk don't try climbing up those 2000 odd feet if you've been to two dances and had other late nights during the week - even though Gordon and Bill say it was a mere nothing.
 +
 +=====Transport Service Directory=====
 +
 +The Committee has decided to compile a directory to assist members in arranging transport facilities from railway stations, wharves etc., and asks members who know of reliable service-car or launch proprietors, to hand the information on to the Walks Secretary or Assistant Walks Secretary.
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