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 You say? How futile! "​Individuals can't stop war". Can't they? If there are enough of them, and they co-operate, they can. A raindrop is small and ineffective,​ but if enough raindrops concentrate at the same time and place they can break any drought. You say? How futile! "​Individuals can't stop war". Can't they? If there are enough of them, and they co-operate, they can. A raindrop is small and ineffective,​ but if enough raindrops concentrate at the same time and place they can break any drought.
  
-===== An Ascent ​on Billy'​s Head, Megalong Valley =====+===== An Ascent ​of Billy'​s Head, Megalong Valley =====
  
 By Marie Byles By Marie Byles
  
-We hear of so many people who have not been able to find a way up Billy'​s Head that it may not be out of place to tell how we managed it during the winter of 1938, though far be it from us to claim to be the first.+We hear of so many people who have not been able to find a way up Billy'​s Head [Black Billy Head] that it may not be out of place to tell how we managed it during the winter of 1938, though far be it from us to claim to be the first.
  
-We camped on Mitchell'​s ​Creek, walked along the road towards Carlons, and took the ridge on the left after going through Duncan'​s Gate. It was a clean, straight ridge going up, as good ridges should, without losing any height. On the way up we crossed the road on which there is a timber platform but no hut, and after that the ridge goes up very steeply to the rocks. At the rocks we looked first at a possible tree, but its looks were not pleasant, so we chose instead a narrow cleft.+We camped on Mitchells ​Creek, walked along the road towards Carlons, and took the ridge on the left after going through Duncan'​s Gate. It was a clean, straight ridge going up, as good ridges should, without losing any height. On the way up we crossed the road on which there is a timber platform but no hut, and after that the ridge goes up very steeply to the rocks. At the rocks we looked first at a possible tree, but its looks were not pleasant, so we chose instead a narrow cleft.
  
 Marion Ellis, being very tiny, was sent up first and managed to squeeze herself into the cleft and get up safely. Dorothy Hazluck tried next and got stuck, took all the skin off her hands and dropped down, a gory mess. Edna Garrad then followed but, realizing the limitations of her person did not try the interior of the cleft. Instead she climbed on Harry Ellis'​s shoulders and thence on the outside of the rock and, when up, the next people had the advantage not only of Harry'​s shoulders but also of her legs. Finally, after all the rucksacks had been hauled up, Harry came up barefooted. Marion Ellis, being very tiny, was sent up first and managed to squeeze herself into the cleft and get up safely. Dorothy Hazluck tried next and got stuck, took all the skin off her hands and dropped down, a gory mess. Edna Garrad then followed but, realizing the limitations of her person did not try the interior of the cleft. Instead she climbed on Harry Ellis'​s shoulders and thence on the outside of the rock and, when up, the next people had the advantage not only of Harry'​s shoulders but also of her legs. Finally, after all the rucksacks had been hauled up, Harry came up barefooted.
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 ===== From Here, There and Everywhere ===== ===== From Here, There and Everywhere =====
  
-Recently Charlie Pryde let us see some papers he had written as a young man in Belfast many years ago. One of them was on "​Holidays"​ and the different ways of spending one's annual leave, and here is what Charlie wrote then about+Recently Charlie Pryde let us see some papers he had written as a young man in Belfast many years ago. One of them was on "​Holidays"​ and the different ways of spending one's annual leave, and here is what Charlie wrote then about:-
  
-//"​CAMPING out for a holiday seems to be growing in favour judging by the reports I've heard. Several fellows get together at the end of spring and talk about holidays. One suggests camping out, but the others don't seem to "​cotton on" at once, and until after the matter has been discussed several times nothing definite is arranged. Then, there is a meeting - a time is settled on and some of the prospective party are formed into a committee of ways and means, to arrange about a site, tent, etc. It is a very interesting sight to see a party of novices putting up a tent! Generally each fellow thinks he knows the only way to get it up and each sets about doing it in a different way, until, after half-an-hour'​s hard work to get the guy ropes properly taut all round, the pole comes down and hits someone on the head. Then the whole party sit round and swear until some bolder spirit than the rest makes a rush and, by his own unaided efforts manages to get things right. There is usually great excitement getting the first meal ready unless there is a hired cook with the party. This is the best way to do because, then, you are not so much confined to tinned food of which even the least fastidious get tired in a day or two, and there is someone to look after the camp, which in some places is very necessary, without leaving one of the party behind...!+"​CAMPING out for a holiday seems to be growing in favour judging by the reports I've heard. Several fellows get together at the end of spring and talk about holidays. One suggests camping out, but the others don't seem to "​cotton on" at once, and until after the matter has been discussed several times nothing definite is arranged. Then, there is a meeting - a time is settled on and some of the prospective party are formed into a committee of ways and means, to arrange about a site, tent, etc. It is a very interesting sight to see a party of novices putting up a tent! Generally each fellow thinks he knows the only way to get it up and each sets about doing it in a different way, until, after half-an-hour'​s hard work to get the guy ropes properly taut all round, the pole comes down and hits someone on the head. Then the whole party sit round and swear until some bolder spirit than the rest makes a rush and, by his own unaided efforts manages to get things right. There is usually great excitement getting the first meal ready unless there is a hired cook with the party. This is the best way to do because, then, you are not so much confined to tinned food of which even the least fastidious get tired in a day or two, and there is someone to look after the camp, which in some places is very necessary, without leaving one of the party behind...!
  
-It makes Ireland and the Irish sound super-civilised,​ doesn'​t it?//+It makes Ireland and the Irish sound super-civilised,​ doesn'​t it?"
  
 As a contrast, here is something Australian that will probably interest those folk who are ever seeking new places to go; places where there are no hired cooks, no novices, no signs of civilisation at all. It is a letter received last month by Dorothy Lawry and reads:- As a contrast, here is something Australian that will probably interest those folk who are ever seeking new places to go; places where there are no hired cooks, no novices, no signs of civilisation at all. It is a letter received last month by Dorothy Lawry and reads:-
  
-//"Dear Madam,+"Dear Madam,
 I saw your article about the Kanangra Walls in "The Open Road" for May 18 last and gather that you are a lover of the unspoiled wide open spaces. If that is the case you might care to take a look round this part some week-end. I am on a road running from Lower Portland, on the Hawkesbury river, to its junction with the new Upper Colo-Putty-Singleton road. There is no other habitation between here and Lower Portland nine miles away and the road, though rough, is quite negotiable - but only by an experienced driver. From here to the junction of the Putty road the surface is not so bad, merely requiring care in a few places. All this district is shown well in the latest N.R.M.A. week-end tour map, and this is called the Wheelbarrow Road. I have not seen the Kanangra Walls, but have been to Oberon, Jenolan Caves, and down the Burragorang Valley to Yeranderie and so I know a little about scenery. The views about here are not comparable and yet I think you would appreciate the trip. I saw your article about the Kanangra Walls in "The Open Road" for May 18 last and gather that you are a lover of the unspoiled wide open spaces. If that is the case you might care to take a look round this part some week-end. I am on a road running from Lower Portland, on the Hawkesbury river, to its junction with the new Upper Colo-Putty-Singleton road. There is no other habitation between here and Lower Portland nine miles away and the road, though rough, is quite negotiable - but only by an experienced driver. From here to the junction of the Putty road the surface is not so bad, merely requiring care in a few places. All this district is shown well in the latest N.R.M.A. week-end tour map, and this is called the Wheelbarrow Road. I have not seen the Kanangra Walls, but have been to Oberon, Jenolan Caves, and down the Burragorang Valley to Yeranderie and so I know a little about scenery. The views about here are not comparable and yet I think you would appreciate the trip.
  
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 I am, Madam, I am, Madam,
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
-R. S. WHITEMAN."​//+R. S. WHITEMAN."​
  
 How many of you have been into that country north of the Colo River? It sounds as though Mr.Whiteman might let you park your cars at his place while you explored the district. He might even act as guide. How many of you have been into that country north of the Colo River? It sounds as though Mr.Whiteman might let you park your cars at his place while you explored the district. He might even act as guide.
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 From "​Travelore"​ of 9th May, 1939:- From "​Travelore"​ of 9th May, 1939:-
  
-//In order to preserve the woodlands and garden beauty for which the island of Madeira is famous, everyone who cuts down a tree is required by law to plant another in its place.//+"In order to preserve the woodlands and garden beauty for which the island of Madeira is famous, everyone who cuts down a tree is required by law to plant another in its place."
  
 Did you realise that -- "Not only wood, but many other things also, come from the forests. Tans, dyes, oils, resins, charcoal, formalin, acetic acid are all forest products."​ -- to quote Mr. Owen Jones. And those are only a few of them, man is now getting over four thousand different products from wood. Did you realise that -- "Not only wood, but many other things also, come from the forests. Tans, dyes, oils, resins, charcoal, formalin, acetic acid are all forest products."​ -- to quote Mr. Owen Jones. And those are only a few of them, man is now getting over four thousand different products from wood.
  
--7-. A "GROSS" ​INCIDENT +===== A "Grose" ​Incident ===== 
-by Clare Kinsella. +by Clare Kinsella 
-It was on a Sabbath morning But the thought that made them tremble+ 
 +It was on a Sabbath morning ​|But the thought that made them tremble
 In the soft autumnal weather Made them shiver in their shoeses In the soft autumnal weather Made them shiver in their shoeses
 In the deep and narrow valley Would they be found compatible? In the deep and narrow valley Would they be found compatible?
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 Molly-moo-ma,​ Running Water. Had escaped the raging torrent, Molly-moo-ma,​ Running Water. Had escaped the raging torrent,
 Like the lovely Aphrodite, Had been brought to land and safety. Like the lovely Aphrodite, Had been brought to land and safety.
-4Ryill11+
 FEDERATION NEWS  FEDERATION NEWS 
 The meeting of the Federation held on May 26th was a comparatively short The meeting of the Federation held on May 26th was a comparatively short
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