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 +=====The Source Of The Thredbo (The Big Boggy).=====
 +
 +Edna Garrad.
 +
 +There is something very fascinating about tracing a river to its source, and there is great satisfaction in reaching country that you have seen from afar, and conjectured about.
 +
 +Last Summer, as we battled against a violent and bitter gale on the Ramshead Range, we had managed to pause awhile and gaze away to the east to a lovely valley that ran in a vivid green strip from the depths below (where we knew the Thredbo flowed) to the horizon. All the year that valley was at the back of our minds, and when we planned to go to Kosciusko again this Summer it was hoped to include this portion of the district, which we had learned in the meantime was known as "The Big Boggy", and was the source
 +of the Thredbo River.
 +
 +From the hut at Dead Horse Gap we set out one sparkling March morning. The frost and ice cracked beneath our feet, and the lovely irregular shaped tarns that were dotted along the river valley were coated with ice until about 10.30 a.m. The Thredbo here was just a small creek, but as gay and lively as the river lower down, where the fishermen catch their trout in the pools below the rapids and falls.
 +
 +This valley is very colourful and reminiscent of Barrington Tops. There was every imaginable shade of green and brown, and it seemed to us like the moorlands in Scotland that one reads about. No doubt after rain this valley would be very "boggy", and it is easily understood how the name originated, but when we were there it was end of Summer and the cattle pads made pleasant walking. The low, tree clad hills on either side had obviously made the comparison with the brilliant green of the swamp that had impressed us from the Range. We wandered up and up, thoroughly enjoying the morning, and after several false alarms came to the gap which separates the Thredbo from the Little Thredbo. This was a glorious spot. It was a perfect day, with blue sky overhead and a good breeze. We sat in the midst of a carpet of snow daisies and around us grazed a number of cattle that completed the rural scene. And over the gap we gazed away to the Moonbah country, equally deliqhtful as that which we had been travelling all morning. After a long time we turned and commenced our return journey of about six miles to the Hut. We were nearing home, when on rounding a bend in the track, we were faced with one of the most glorious vistas imaginable. The whole of the Ramshead Range lay before us, flecked with large drifts of snow and surmounted by a blue sky across whichd raced billowing clouds. The wild rocky peaks of the range stood out bleakly, and at the summit was Kosciusko, for once looking impressive, its snow capped dome wreathed from time to time in cloud. It was a breath taking climax to a very delightful day.
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 +
 +=====So Much Chatter.=====
 +
 +Most of us in the Club, (the cynical ones, anyhow) have watched with varying emotions, the distressing spectacle of a professed "woman proof" bachelor in the throes of changing his opinions. And those of us who have been forced to listen on so many occasions, to the ranting and raving of this particular bachelor on the advantages of being single, must be forgiven if they now get a tremendous satisfaction from the fact that he has now fallen flat on his face. That is such an agreeable change from his previous attitude of leaning too far backwards, that it is all the more enjoyable. We are telling you that Tim Coffey is engaged to Gloria Harkness. To Gloria goes our sincere admiration and to both, our wishes for every happiness.
 +
 +We haven't seen Len and Dorothy Webb in the Club lately, but probably their time is taken up with their brand new son. No doubt Dorothy will bring him in soon to join the Junior parade.
  
-THE SOURCE OF THE THREDBO 
-THE BIG BOGGY) EDNA GARRAD. 
-There is something very fascinating about tracing a river to its 
-source, and thc:re is eat:'_sfaction in reaching country that you have 
-seen ficm anfl c;oyitu3.ed about. 
-Last as wo he,.tt7el. against a violent and bitter gale on the 
-Ramshearl we nzingHd pans,: awhile and gaze away to the east to 
-a ]oveL.y tr%t can tr a viva green strip from the denths below(where 
-we kno':i th Lhrc1 i'lcrid) to the horizon, All the year that valley was 
-at t,F, ba. c;:t ovr Tinc3t1, and whan wa planned to go to Kosciusko again this Sumor 1J. 77;,F7 hod- to include this portion of the district, which we had 
-learned he Jr,antime was known as The Big Boggy", and was the source 
-of the Th::ed:Dc.) 
-From the hilt at Dead Horse Gap we set out one sparkling March morning. The f,:Thlt end ice c rec13. 0. beneath our feet, and the lovely irregular shaped tarns that were dotted along the river valley were coated with ice until about 10,30 arn. The Thredbo here was just a small creek, but as gay and lively as the river lower down, where the fishermen catch their trout in the pC)cls below the rapids and falls. 
-This ,Ialley is very colourful and i-emiiscent of Barrington Tops. There was5rery ji,ainable shade of green 9,4d trown, and it seemed to us like the moors. AF in Scotland that one reads about. No doubt after rain this valley woulj be very "bogy, and it is easily understood how the name orirTinrIt but when we were there it was end of Summer and the cattle pads 
-made p]. asant walking. The low, tree clad hills on either side had obviously made -,se c oln_parison with the brilliant green of the swamp that had impressed us frnm the Range We wandered up and up, thoroughly enjoying the morning, and after Gevdral false alarms came to the gan which separates the Thredbo from the Little Thredbo. This was a glorious sloot. It was a perfect day, with blue sky overhead and a good breeze, We sat in the midst of a carpet of snow daisies and around us grazed a number of cattle that completed the rural scene, And over the gap we gazed away to the Moonbah countrylequally deliqhtful as that which we had been travelling all morning. After a long time we turned and commenced our return journey of about six miles to the Hut. We were nearing home, when on rounding a bend in the track, we were faced with one of the most glorious vita e imaginable. The whole of the Ramshead Range lay b(:fore ie. fleaked with large 6Hfts of snow and surmounted by a blue sky 
-acrose' who7 racej The wild rocky peaks of therange stood out bleakly, and at the s-r):r-At was Kosciusko, for once looking impressive, 
-its snow anped dome yrg,atheca from time to time in cloud, It was a breath 
-taking climax to a very delightful day. 
-8. 
-SO MUCH CHATTER 
-Most of us in the Club, (the cynical ones, anyhow) have watched with varying emotions, the distressing spectacle of a professed "woman proof" ba,cheloT in the throes of changing his opinions. And those of us who have been forced to listen on so many occasions, to the ranting and raving of this particular bachelor on the advantages of being single, must be forgiven if they now get a tremendous satisfaction from the fact that he has now fallen flat on his face. That is such an agreeable change from his previous attitude of leaning ton far backwards, that it is all the more enjoyable. We are telling you that Tim Coffey is engaged to Gloria Harkness. To Gloria goes our sincere admiration and to both, our wishes for every happiness. 
-We haven't seen Len and Dorothy Webb in the Club lately, but probably their time is taken ulo with their brand new son. No doubt Dorothy will bring him in soon to join the Junior parade. 
 Latest news from Beryl (English) is that she is with her husband in the far North droving. They are making quite a holiday of the trip although the life is not an idle one, Beryl's husband is out of the army as you may have gathered by the above. Latest news from Beryl (English) is that she is with her husband in the far North droving. They are making quite a holiday of the trip although the life is not an idle one, Beryl's husband is out of the army as you may have gathered by the above.
-One large (and notoriously argumentative) party has left for the Alpine Hut, where we understand there is nlenty of snow, while yet + 
-another smaller (and more reasonable) party is gettir; ready to +One large (and notoriously argumentative) party has left for the Alpine Hut, where we understand there is plenty of snow, while yet another smaller (and more reasonable) party is getting ready to holiday at Mt. Franklin, where there is no sign of snow yet. The latter party being ready for all emergencies have planned a walking trip as an alternative should the snow refuse to co-operate. 
-holiday at Mt. Franklin, where there is no sign of snow yet. The latter party being ready for all emergencies have %-;lanned a walking trip as an alternative should the snow refuse to co-operate.+
 It is a long time since we have seen Joe Turner but we did see him last Friday in the Club, looking very fit. It is a long time since we have seen Joe Turner but we did see him last Friday in the Club, looking very fit.
-We are wondering if the Treasurer will have his report ready for the next deneral Meeting and if not, why not? And why Johnny Wood makes his report so long. 
-News has just been received that Dick Jackson is the father of a Son, Unfortunately Dick is in Darwin and has not seen the baby. 
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-Pc' r :AL P17.1; :7; r- #.1 ):$ & rt-ri e rr.? +We are wondering if the Treasurer will have his report ready for the next General Meeting and if not, why not? And why Johnny Wood makes __his__ report so long. 
- - + 
-tr e the SbT) trimbei+News has just been received that Dick Jackson is the father of a SonUnfortunately Dick is in Darwin and has not seen the baby. 
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-w he, ' rwi 6 hci !.:71.1-...2,../`,7. +=====Federation Report.===== 
-Q-.h: c3- P..;P&'1--e7i4r he'r t-Pe f _ + 
- t -  /1 7 ei buti -r -e, a-"e r parv +===Meeting held on 20th June, 1944 at 6.30 p.m.=== 
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-of,all +===Kosciusko State Park.=== 
- 1 1.7 o f  + 
- r4 -, 4 t ,  +The list of trustees appoited to manage this new park has been publishedIt was noted that MrMyles Dunphy was __not__ one of themFederation decided to write to teh Trustees asking them to appoint a sub-committee of two of their members who are in touch with such matters to meet the representatives of various recreational organizations whoses members use the Park. 
-c F:e r-at w6tiad e rate , the , C12.1) .?voiAld + 
-c 71_ --t he  +===Search and Rescue Section.=== 
- ci519Ieto otir Club-T1J0In + 
-aoj. 11,6,W: the -F;te r are r a.,tioncs +With the absence of MrSt[illegible]MrKnight reported that the Sand RSection had held a meeting and arrangements were in hand for the Practice Week-end, the date to be the 2nd and 3rd September nextPlease note. 
- a acc3uats and + 
- 4 iy..)i1 7'01( Xt +===Era Lands.=== 
-In 9 0 t a rfdonat-i'On -tiiwaids rreuntid 'the' 'Ern_ ,Land s + 
-D IRTY ITLP I regret to re-oor'thatcertain membersof thi..6 Club have +As instructed, I read to Council Miss Byles' letter to the S.B.W. and gave a brief explanation of the position and the suggestion to donate certain funds in hand to the Department of Land towards the immediate resumption of the wholeor part ofthe Era Lands. then conveyed to teh Federation the Club's request that it open new subscription list for say one month so taht the donation would go to the Government from all bushwalkersand stated that the Club and contributaries to the old fund would open the new one with £225and possibly more to come
-:s lip on. thems'eleS 'and :1i:he S,B.W ,Ijuring the di 1,3 c uE.F1 ioi O the + 
-.of the Youth Hostels' A.49 o an.; ,Pj1C 0 the  +The delegates present were rather staggered at the generosity ofhte S.B.Was they felt that its contribution would necessarily be the greater part of any fund available in a month'time. They decided thatin view of all the circumstancesthe Federation would co-operate with the Club and would circularise all the other clubs asking for donations to our Club fundIn additionthe HonTreasurer is to prepare details of how the Federation's funds are madeupshowing what amounts are in special trust accounts and what amount would be available if the Federatoin decided at its next meeting to make donation towards the resumption of the Era Lands
-C I(..-34-3a beteyrressed 'whtIer the.- merabc r of L..As + 
-+===Dirty campsite.=== 
-121 0 ,..1:113 .1.,,.3-,`rfICT:ak-1 tit d ea. IS --ab ciu,t + 
-Fe ,=312)1111'77,tec]trl'Oef' rnbie ra% Clul; oii,1,:it a (~1.r-) 1 03 +I regret to report that certain members of ths Club have brought shame upon themselves and the S.B.W. During the discussion on teh possible future affiliation of hte Youth Hostels' Association one of hte C.M.Wdelegates expressed doubt as to whether the members of that Association would have bushwalking ideals about tidy campsitesetcThe President fo teh Federation (MrPhil Watson of the Rover RamblersClubcommented as follows:- 
- irtrol;i-,11 interest everyoxie 'fa'know thRt t1-.:e last vieck---ezla wh?.11 ho, 3 + 
-alit at 137;Dtr,-i) he 'sawthe 'dirtiest ca ntoPite he d e n. +It would interest everyone to know that the lanst week-end when he was out a Corral Swamp he saw the __dirtiest campsite he had seen for a long time, and it was an S.B.W. ampsite!__ He as the last to leave Corral Swamp that morning and, before leaving, he went across to the campsite left by __"Eminent members of the S.B.W."__ It was filthy with a litter of papers and scraps of food__and the fire was still smouldering!__ 
-and 'an S B ' C 3,1"11.13 e' ias the :CaS t L L + 
- ; it 1-)e :1;0 -r e 0' he  We nt across to the oarn.:0.=, e left +Your delegates just sat and took itThis delegate has checked campsites and fires after so many re-unions, but had always hoped that those which ere below the standards set by teh Club were those of new, inexperienced members, In this instance, the President of the Federation stated that the culprits were "eminent members of the S.B.W." and he would not know the new members! 
-0 7 + 
--:") ? ,14 it was. filthy_ alitter o-F,' e +The Committee will probably have no difficulty in finding out which members camped at Corral Swamp in June and saw Bill Watson there. They are obviously menace to the Club and to the bush
- AS STTLT 81\5_0C1IDE5.-DTCi'ustC 71L'.--; to,ard t(-.)ok T12, 'has checo es + 
-but. d 7.-1.-.1rtr -1101)0 that 0 e +That this should happen to the Club after nearly seventeen years of hard work and ceaseless propaganda!! Words fail me. 
--11:y 1:11E.:Club we-r-e cf r...e i 11,-; nl rf S + 
-La '7;- ,.rP3'aert o 11-9 t t1 CL1s +---- 
-NC -f- 'D f "t-ne ,<Er1V I andhe. c.:111! a not 1,,.c r.Ow the new rs. + 
-2.y zhev e... no (ft:kr f i e..u71...ty in finding out, v,11-3,i),1-1 +---- 
- ''[-i o-cf"T'',31 ;C rjl D.:21:,in June ,a nd s'Bill 1 atsor there. Theya:ee +
-o. l: 1 ac CtC and. to  +
-1 ,appen to theClub IL af ter nearly seventeen years pf +
-wo2kari ateles pr opaganda. .7,-,rds fail me*+
 LETTERS FROM THE LADS 'eND LASSES LETTERS FROM THE LADS 'eND LASSES
 Letters were received during ,June from the following members of the walking fraternity:- Letters were received during ,June from the following members of the walking fraternity:-
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