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-===== An "​S.B.W."​ Snow Hut At Koscuisko. =====+===== An "​S.B.W."​ Snow Hut At Kosciusko. =====
  
 - Dot Butler. - Dot Butler.
  
-Many times over the years the matter of a hut of our own at Kosciusko has come up for discussion, and the subject has been received and debated and thrashed out with varying degrees of enthusiasm, but out latest effort to aquire ​this much-needed asset is probably going to prove successful. The reasons for this optimism are as under:-+Many times over the years the matter of a hut of our own at Kosciusko has come up for discussion, and the subject has been received and debated and thrashed out with varying degrees of enthusiasm, but out latest effort to acquire ​this much-needed asset is probably going to prove successful. The reasons for this optimism are as under:-
  
 1. __We already have a hut selected__. Last year the Snowy Mt. Authority advertised for sale and removal various huts which had completed their term of usefulness to the Snowy project. At a Gen. Meeting Dave Brown moved that we write for particulars,​ and a letter which we eventually received told us there were several huts available and an inspection would be desirable. Accordingly Dave and Neil Monteith contacted the appropriate officer at Cooma and were shown what huts were available. Neil, who is engaged in the building trade and has experience in the costing and demolition and removal of buildings, was very impressed with one hut they inspected, details of which are as under:- 1. __We already have a hut selected__. Last year the Snowy Mt. Authority advertised for sale and removal various huts which had completed their term of usefulness to the Snowy project. At a Gen. Meeting Dave Brown moved that we write for particulars,​ and a letter which we eventually received told us there were several huts available and an inspection would be desirable. Accordingly Dave and Neil Monteith contacted the appropriate officer at Cooma and were shown what huts were available. Neil, who is engaged in the building trade and has experience in the costing and demolition and removal of buildings, was very impressed with one hut they inspected, details of which are as under:-
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 3. __Labour__. The enthusiasm shown for this part of the project is overwhelming. Neil estimates that it should not take more than twelve people a week-end to dismantle and shift the hut to its new site (yet to be selected.) There is every indication that there will be more than enough willing workers and plenty of transport vehicles available. 3. __Labour__. The enthusiasm shown for this part of the project is overwhelming. Neil estimates that it should not take more than twelve people a week-end to dismantle and shift the hut to its new site (yet to be selected.) There is every indication that there will be more than enough willing workers and plenty of transport vehicles available.
  
-Peter Stitt has ascertained that the Park Trust will hire us a truck for £35 (and a reasonable amount per mile for running charges), and if the site chosen if off the road, we are assured by our building experts, chief among them John Scott and Neil, that the dismantled sections of hut will not be too heavy or unweildy ​for back-packing to location by the willing toilers. Our President, Brian Harvey, also assures us that Insurance will prove no problem.+Peter Stitt has ascertained that the Park Trust will hire us a truck for £35 (and a reasonable amount per mile for running charges), and if the site chosen if off the road, we are assured by our building experts, chief among them John Scott and Neil, that the dismantled sections of hut will not be too heavy or unwieldy ​for back-packing to location by the willing toilers. Our President, Brian Harvey, also assures us that Insurance will prove no problem.
  
 A Committee, consisting of Alex Colley, Neil Monteith, Peter Stitt, Stan Madden, Bob Duncan and John Scott, has been appointed to go further into the matter when details as to cost of foundations,​ transport of materials, hut fittings, selection of site, etc., etc., will be thrashed out, and report back to next General Meeting. A Committee, consisting of Alex Colley, Neil Monteith, Peter Stitt, Stan Madden, Bob Duncan and John Scott, has been appointed to go further into the matter when details as to cost of foundations,​ transport of materials, hut fittings, selection of site, etc., etc., will be thrashed out, and report back to next General Meeting.
  
-Everyone, old and new members alike, are particularly asked to come along to the next General Meeting (Wed. 12th Dec.) for the sheer pleasure of beingp resent ​at the birth of this new offspring of the S.B.W., and also to give your support and encouragement to those who are devoting their time and energy to foster its growth.+Everyone, old and new members alike, are particularly asked to come along to the next General Meeting (Wed. 12th Dec.) for the sheer pleasure of being present ​at the birth of this new offspring of the S.B.W., and also to give your support and encouragement to those who are devoting their time and energy to foster its growth.
  
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 The proposal to establish a National Parks Assn. in Sydney was also endorsed. (See Page 18 for further details). The proposal to establish a National Parks Assn. in Sydney was also endorsed. (See Page 18 for further details).
  
-The remainder of the meeting was occupied by a discussion initiated by Frank Ashdown as to whether or not an orbituary ​notice should appear in the magazine when a member died. His motion that they should appear was defeated, thus leaving the matter to the discretion of the Editor.+The remainder of the meeting was occupied by a discussion initiated by Frank Ashdown as to whether or not an obituary ​notice should appear in the magazine when a member died. His motion that they should appear was defeated, thus leaving the matter to the discretion of the Editor.
  
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-FEDERATION REPORT NOVEMBER+===== Federation Report, November. ===== 
 - Allen A. Strom, - Allen A. Strom,
  
-The Sydney Technical College Bushwalkers will hold their Tenth Annual ​Barbecue ​at Woods Creek on December 15/16th. Special transport is being arranged from Richmond railway station for the 10.14 a.m. train ex Central on 15th. But please notify Peter Cartwright, 108 Grafton St., Bondi Junction, immediately if you wish to go.+The Sydney Technical College Bushwalkers will hold their __Tenth ​Annual ​Barbecue__ ​at Woods Creek on December 15/16th. Special transport is being arranged from Richmond railway station for the 10.14 a.m. train ex Central on 15th. But please notify Peter Cartwright, 108 Grafton St., Bondi Junction, immediately if you wish to go.
  
-anEonia Gorapi ​A recent letter from the Dept. of Mines informs us that the leases for mining limestone near the Gorge have been curtailed. Later, in an interview with the Minister for Lands and Mines, a written undertaking was given that when the leases expire in 1960 and 61 "very favourable consideration"​ will be given tb the plan for a National Monument. In the meantime we will continue to press for the reservation to be made over those parts of the Gorge not controlled by the Dept. of Mines+__Bungonia Gorge__: ​A recent letter from the Dept. of Mines informs us that the leases for mining limestone near the Gorge have been curtailed. Later, in an interview with the Minister for Lands and Mines, a written undertaking was given that when the leases expire in 1960 and 61 "very favourable consideration"​ will be given to the plan for a National Monument. In the meantime we will continue to press for the reservation to be made over those parts of the Gorge not controlled by the Dept. of Mines.
-Colong-Church Creek: Three leases to mine limestone will be given +
-over parts of the reserve for the preservation of caves in the Colong-Church Creek area, The Trust of the reserve has agreed to the mining operations under certain conditions. The Dept. of Lands has +
-been asked to supply us with the details of these conditions. A +
-protest on mining in the reserve has been sent to the Superintendent of Caves. It appears that it is proposed to take the limestone to +
-Maldon by aerial ropeway and that the tie up of capital and organisa. +
-tions is very considerable.+
  
-Myall Lakes: The Fauna Protection Panel has recommended that 15/000 acres lying between Seal Rocks and Mungo Brush, the Myall Lakes and the sea, be declared a Faunal Reserve. +__Colong-Church Creek__: Three leases to mine limestone will be given over parts of the reserve for the preservation of caves in the Colong-Church Creek area. The Trust of the reserve has agreed to the mining operations under certain conditions. The Dept. of Lands has been asked to supply us with the details of these conditions. A protest on mining in the reserve has been sent to the Superintendent of Caves. It appears that it is proposed to take the limestone to Maldon by aerial ropeway and that the tie up of capital and organisations is very considerable. 
-National ​Parks Act: Following upon representations made from + 
-Conference of Conservation Bodies in 1955 relative to a National Parks Act, the Minister for Lands has had information and data collected +__Myall Lakes__: The Fauna Protection Panel has recommended that 15,000 acres lying between Seal Rocks and Mungo Brush, the Myall Lakes and the sea, be declared a Faunal Reserve. 
-from.numerous sources. He has proposed that a group from the Conference should discuss the proposed Act with him early in 1957. + 
-The Information Officer (Paul Driver) is still not receiving the +__National ​Parks Act__: Following upon representations made from Conference of Conservation Bodies in 1955 relative to a National Parks Act, the Minister for Lands has had information and data collected from numerous sources. He has proposed that a group from the Conference should discuss the proposed Act with him early in 1957. 
-support necessary to make his work successful. Walks Leaders are especially asked to supply information requested and to make it suitable for beginners. + 
-Arrangements are being made for a Walk on +__The Information Officer (Paul Driver)__ is still not receiving the support necessary to make his work successful. Walks Leaders are especially asked to supply information requested and to make it suitable for beginners. 
-Burning ​Palms, ​It will be for boys and prospective leaders should contact Paddy Pallin, A + 
-The position of Publicity Officer ​has been filled by a duo - Messrs. Gordon Robinson and D. Longton of the Bush Club. +Arrangements are being made for a __Junior ​Walk on Burning ​Palms__. ​It will be for boys and prospective leaders should contact Paddy Pallin
-Does any member wish to volunteer for a ILT11_212112E_calni.L.L22y + 
-WHERE ARE OUR WANDERING BOYS15. LETTER FROM ROSSO IN ENGLAND.  +The position of __Publicity Officer__ ​has been filled by a duo - Messrs. Gordon Robinson and D. Longton of the Bush Club. 
-MrRoss Laird, + 
-Flat 6, 57 Netherall Gardens, +Does any member wish to volunteer for a __Trail Blazing Committee__?​ 
-HAMPSTEAD. N.W.3.+ 
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 + 
 +===== Where Are Our Wandering Boys===== 
 + 
 +=== Letter from Rosso in England=== 
 + 
 +MrRoss Laird,\\ 
 +Flat 6, 57 Netherall Gardens,\\ 
 +Hampstead. N.W.3.
  
 Hullo Everyone, Hullo Everyone,
-I must start this letter with mad apologies for not having written to you people in all the time I've been away. There'​s not any real watertight excuse for MB to use so I shan't make one - just your bad luck in having such a person for a friend. 
-So far I've had a fabulous time. Met up with a really good crowd on the ship and finished up by practically wrecking the-Oronsay and driving everybody crazy with our noise, 
-Spent the first nine days in looking round London, Rather disappointed at first, but after two or three days learnt to disregard the filth of the buildings and the millions of pigeons and consequent ly the muck they leave behind, and now think it is a really fabulous place. 
-On the tenth day we left - 4 girls and three boys - on a cycling trip. Took the train to Oxford and from there went to Harwell when I met Ken '​Meadows at the Youth Hostel quite accidentally and from thereto Stew-on-the-WOld in the Cotswold Hills, On to Bourton-on-the-Water,​ Still in the Cotswolds, Dunnisbourne,​ Abbotts, Inglesham, Marlborough,​ and so tb Bath. Spent the full week-end in Bath, which is really terrific, and then off to Cheddar Gorge, Spent a full day at Cheddar and visited the caves there - really weak after Our ones. From there went an to Street hostel which is two miles past Glastonbury,​ the site where religion was first preached on English soil. From Street, which is an old Quaker rest house, we went an to Minehead over on the Somerset coast. Spent another day here as one of the girls had gone down with 'flu. At this stage the weather, which till now had been terrific, gave up, and as it wouldn'​t have been any fun pushing bikes in the Cornish coast area we gave up and came back to London a week earlier than expected. after doing 320 miles and using a hell of a lot of Kodachrome, 
-Spent the next week in seeing more of London, as well as a trip to Windsor Castle - a really fascinating place. Then just as I was tbinkipg of looking for a job I fell backwards out of the attic here as I was putting away a couple of suitcases, and finished up with Concussion-andtafracturedrightwrist. which waspventuallyput.. in plaster ,​yesterdwafterafew:​weeks..of X-Rays an&​_01;​epe:​10,​anaagq$ and there it stays.for-at..deast'​five weeks..according:​to thehOspital. '​.Lucky oIo' Lairdthey. call ;1B4, 
-Ilmfnow one of the idle - unfortunately there'​s no "​rich!! aboutte SaW.-theQueen opening Parliament on -TuesdaT.last. 'os,, or rather theprocession,​...-04. theLord'​Mayors.procession-onFriday. Beth. really-Wondorful,​ especially-the former -which wasreally fal)111.pus. Have Igeen-to-a:​coUple shows, thebest:​pf,​whldh. was 
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-_ . Dear_ anyone who reads: this, 
-No, I haven'​t forgotten that collection of individuals mho belong - to the S.B.W. though, I am rather Slow in- writing. 
-, 
- You Oa be wondering what J have hden doing inCe Wells to tell the truth, not much. -. I've ) been a'​5-iy,​e'​S,​ a.. Couple _times ​ ' W the Otago' '​T-raiMpiiig Club,' over Mt. !:. odd )  
-:Labor _Day ;wee k -+:en.d., to''​you t:op;e Temple 
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-Un.for-Punately the weather played havociiith night bff 
-the bus IAD tried to sleep out but about 0130 er,ep' tent. 
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-.,an..; hour  to the, ,​Cirque----at thii head of the ;north- bra4b,ii 'where we a--..ratherh,​firm:​2'​bivoUad-rcick,'​Whi0h we ''​dug Out, terraced, 
-general:II, -made -comfOrtable"​. It Was '​rather ​ ekceIlent about - 20 ft. 
-long and ':​.about - ft. wide -with head rooiri 6- arting at -about '5 11:'​t ​ 
-and.: sloping down to a -',​mere'​2 ft. 6"4: By raising one'​s ​ head on the pillow as. one lay in the sack the whole -.Valley was spread- out in a grand panorama in front, starting with Cliffs',​ cb'​uldirS,​ etc.. leading up into snow and mist on the right to a steep beech-covered slope rising from the typical boulder-hopping stream bed immediately in front,: to a view down the valley, to the hills on the other side of 
-Lake Ohau on the left. Very pleasant when curled up inside a bag with ;the rain drifting down and the thought of the other miserable beds in the party cowering in their rain-sodden tents in a clump of beech trees in the middle of the valley.'​ They were always distinguish- 
  
-17; +I must start this letter with mad apologies for not having written to you people in all the time I've been away. There'​s not any real watertight excuse for me to use so I shan't make one - just your bad luck in having such a person for a friend. 
-able by the great volumes of saturated smoke that came pouring out as some poor member "threw another log an the fire." All this framed in a natural rock border created one of the most superb aspects I have ever had for a camp-site. + 
-On the Sunday we had a go at Rabbiter'​s Peak - 7,000' odd ,I think - anyone interested can look it up in Moirs Guide BOok. +So far I've had a fabulous time. Met up with a really good crowd on the ship and finished up by practically wrecking the Oronsay and driving everybody crazy with our noise. 
-We plodded our way up steep tussockl.slopes for about 300 ft before starting the long trudge through wet snow to the leading ridge. On reaching it the weather turned to the worst - or really another + 
-surge of wind brought the sled-ton ​more intensely and we decided to +Spent the first nine days in looking round London. Rather disappointed at first, but after two or three days learnt to disregard the filth of the buildings and the millions of pigeons and consequently the muck they leave behind, and now think it is a really fabulous place. 
-turn back. If some of you had been with us it would have been a' ​different story I feel sure. The ridge was "​interesting"​ with cornices on the southerly side and a good mixture of rock and snow scrambling. I'll have to have another go at that one some day,+ 
 +On the tenth day we left - 4 girls and three boys - on a cycling trip. Took the train to Oxford and from there went to Harwell when I met Ken Meadows at the Youth Hostel quite accidentally and from there to Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswold Hills, On to Bourton-on-the-Water,​ still in the Cotswolds, Dunnisbourne,​ Abbotts, Inglesham, Marlborough,​ and so to Bath. Spent the full week-end in Bath, which is really terrific, and then off to Cheddar Gorge. Spent a full day at Cheddar and visited the caves there - really weak after our ones. From there went an to Street hostel which is two miles past Glastonbury,​ the site where religion was first preached on English soil. From Street, which is an old Quaker rest house, we went on to Minehead over on the Somerset coast. Spent another day here as one of the girls had gone down with 'flu. At this stage the weather, which till now had been terrific, gave up, and as it wouldn'​t have been any fun pushing bikes in the Cornish coast area we gave up and came back to London a week earlier than expected after doing 320 miles and using a hell of a lot of Kodachrome. 
 + 
 +Spent the next week in seeing more of London, as well as a trip to Windsor Castle - a really fascinating place. Then just as I was thinking of looking for a job I fell backwards out of the attic here as I was putting away a couple of suitcases, and finished up with concussion and a fractured right wrist which was eventually put in plaster yesterday after a few weeks of X-Rays and crepe bandages, and there it stays for at least five weeks according to the hospital. "Lucky ole' Laird" they call me! 
 + 
 +I'm now one of the idle - unfortunately there'​s no "​rich"​ about it. Saw the Queen opening Parliament on Tuesday last - or rather the procession - and the Lord Mayor'​s procession on Friday. Both really wonderful, especially the former which was really fabulous. Have been to a couple of shows, the best of which was the Saddlers Wells Ballet Co. at Covent Gardens Opera House, and Alex Guiness in "Hotel Paradiso"​ at the Wintergarden Theatre in Drury Lane. After seeing him on films for so long, it was fabulous to see him on the stage. 
 + 
 +Haven'​t heard a single word from anybody in the S.B.W. since sailing. So please, study the address at the head of this letter and forget this out of sight out of mind business. I am writing an article for the Magazine but don't know how long it will take to complete it. 
 + 
 +All the best to everybody,​ 
 + 
 +Ross. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +=== Letter from Garth in New Zealand. === 
 + 
 +Mr. Garth Coulter,​\\ 
 +C/- Otago Catchment Board,\\ 
 +Moray Place, Dunedin. N.Z. 
 + 
 +Dear anyone who reads this, 
 + 
 +No, I haven'​t forgotten that collection of individuals who belong to the S.B.W. though I __am__ rather slow in writing. 
 + 
 +You'll be wondering what I have been doing with myself since arrival. Well, to tell the truth, not much. I've been away a couple of times with the Otago Tramping Club, over Mt. Druit (6,​000'​ odd). Labor Day week-end (8-Hour to you people) went off to the Temple Valley - joins the Hopkins-Huxley just above Lake Ohau a bit. Unfortunately the weather played havoc with things. First night off the bus we tried to sleep out but about 4.30 a.m. had to erect tent. Nice wet bags, and of course the __new__ tent leaked - or rather oozed a fine drizzle down on us inside. I think a fly is required for Paddy'​s tents in our Nor' westers. 
 + 
 +Next day (Sat.) reared - well, hardly; the rest of the mob were so heavily laden they couldn'​t put up more than about one mile an hour - up to the cirque at the head of the north branch where we found a rather firm bivouac rock which we dug out, terraced, and generally made comfortable. It was rather excellent - about 20 ft. long and about 10 ft. wide with head room starting at about 5 ft. and sloping down to a mere 2 ft. 6". By raising one's head on the pillow as one lay in the sack the whole valley was spread out in a grand panorama in front, starting with cliffs, couloirs, etc., leading up into snow and mist on the right to a steep beech-covered slope rising from the typical boulder-hopping stream bed immediately in front, to a view down the valley, to the hills on the other side of Lake Ohau on the left. Very pleasant when curled up inside a bag with the rain drifting down and the thought of the other miserable bods in the party cowering in their rain-sodden tents in a clump of beech trees in the middle of the valley. They were always distinguishable ​by the great volumes of saturated smoke that came pouring out as some poor member "threw another log an the fire." All this framed in a natural rock border created one of the most superb aspects I have ever had for a camp-site. 
 + 
 +On the Sunday we had a go at Rabbiter'​s Peak - 7,000' odd I think - anyone interested can look it up in Moirs Guide Book. We plodded our way up steep tussocky ​slopes for about 300 ftbefore starting the long trudge through wet snow to the leading ridge. On reaching it the weather turned to the worst - or really another surge of wind brought the sleet on more intensely and we decided to turn back. If some of you had been with us it would have been a different story I feel sure. The ridge was "​interesting"​ with cornices on the southerly side and a good mixture of rock and snow scrambling. I'll have to have another go at that one some day
 As usual, the weather cleared up for us the day we left, giving perfect views of the Maitland Range brilliantly white in the sun with its fresh fall of snow. As usual, the weather cleared up for us the day we left, giving perfect views of the Maitland Range brilliantly white in the sun with its fresh fall of snow.
-Other than that there has been little else to talk about trips home, trips to Christchurch,​ whitebaiting (have had several feeds to capacity - great stuff), and fishing trips to Lantuku.+ 
 +Other than that there has been little else to talk about trips home, trips to Christchurch,​ whitebaiting (have had several feeds to capacity - great stuff), and fishing trips to Lantuku. 
 Flat hunting, of course. I think I have located a suitable one at last. I should be into it by the time your party hits N.Z. so I expect at least a couple of nights of your company as you pass through - sleeping bags on the floor for you people, of course. Flat hunting, of course. I think I have located a suitable one at last. I should be into it by the time your party hits N.Z. so I expect at least a couple of nights of your company as you pass through - sleeping bags on the floor for you people, of course.
-One request. Could you buy up some gipara (that doesn'​t look right) and bring it acrossIt's well night impossible to buy here, and a fantastic price.+ 
 +One request. Could you buy up some gipara (that doesn'​t look right) and bring it acrossIt's well night impossible to buy here, and a fantastic price. 
 Here's a special mention for Stitt. How are you, you great ape? Haven'​t got that plaster off yet, eh? Those two lines should be enough cause for you to write me another letter. Here's a special mention for Stitt. How are you, you great ape? Haven'​t got that plaster off yet, eh? Those two lines should be enough cause for you to write me another letter.
 +
 And how's Snow me boy? A fair effort on that Kanangra trip - wish I had been with you. There are lots of things I have missed since leaving Sydney, and though I hate to admit it, your ugly mug snoring its head off at nights is one. And how's Snow me boy? A fair effort on that Kanangra trip - wish I had been with you. There are lots of things I have missed since leaving Sydney, and though I hate to admit it, your ugly mug snoring its head off at nights is one.
-I'm just about out of news - only thing left is work and T won't bore you with details. Should be getting a land rover next week so will have something to show you round Dunedin with. If you could use a motor bike and side-box in any of your travels here, just yell and the.bestus little machine in New.Zealand (which includes Syd4ey and Per-qaas outer suburbs) is at your disposal. Let me tell you it's in perfect order as it always was and is, only the advance-retard cable is busted, the tail light works occasionally,​ had a punctUVe last night not to mention a clanking in the front somewhere - these are mere details that could be fixed in five minutes. 
-I must go. Bye for now. Give my regards to all the mob. GARTH. 
-18. 
  
-CONSERVATION REPORT ​7 11 1956. +I'm just about out of news - only thing left is work and I won't bore you with details. Should be getting a land rover next week so will have something to show you round Dunedin with. If you could use a motor bike and side-box in any of your travels here, just yell and the bestus little machine in New Zealand (which includes Sydney and Perth as outer suburbs) is at your disposal. Let me tell you it's in perfect order as it always was and is, only the advance-retard cable is busted, the tail light works occasionally,​ had a puncture last night not to mention a clanking in the front somewhere - these are mere details that could be fixed in five minutes. 
-Tom Moppett+ 
-- Conservation Sec. +I must go. Bye for now. Give my regards to all the mob. 
-PROPOSED CLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: The Dept. of Lands is pressing on with this proposal and expects to effect the reservation in the first half of 1957. + 
-ERSKINE CREEK  IN THE BLUE LABRYNTH TO BE A STATE FOREST: This area is parf77-71 ​area sef-YETTE ​in about 1943 forTNIFTFepresentations ​by the N.P.F.A.C. for the future Blue Mountains National Park, in which it was stated timber-getting operations would not be permitted. In spite of this, timber-getting has been carried on in the Erskine Creek area for Some considerable time.It is understood that the Forestry Commission has stated that this area is required for a state forest because of the good timber there, its nearness to Sydney, and the great need for timber supplies. Further, it is proposed to operate the area as a real State forest on a continuous yield basis - not just remove all useful timber then leave it. Walkers would be welcome providing they strictly observe fire regulations. +__Garth__. 
-It is most disappointing that the promise not to allow timber- getting in the area has not been kept nevertheless we,must'consider the needs of the community and the best use of the land under discussion. Also, State forests can be valuable to adjacent National + 
-Parks in the matter of fire protection. I believe that the only +---- 
-course is to accept thesituation and do our best to further cooperation between the Forest and the Park, and that we should inform + 
-the Conservation Dept. of this. There is an impression that the Conservation bodies generally have tended to request reservation for recreation of every piece of bushland in sight without regard to the best use of the land and the varied requirements of the community. +===== Conservation Report ​7/11/1956. ===== 
-I feel that we should show that we do, in fact, look at conservation matters with a much wider viewpoint than than of bushwalking only. + 
-PROPOSED NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION: The "​Pallin Report"​ on publicity stated that the time was opportune for the formation of a N.P.A. and referred the matter to the Conservation Bureau. +Tom Moppett - Conservation Sec. 
-In Newcastle the Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement has decided to restriCt ​its activities to municipal and local parks and allied matters, and sponsor the establishment of an N.P.A. This body held its inaugural meeting in Newcastle on 6th November last. + 
-Briefly, the purposes of an N.P.A,'are to take up with Governments and Governmental Depts. matters concerning national parks and areas suitable for national parks, and to inform members and the general public concerning national parks, and create public support for them. Some advantages of a single organisation concentrating +=== Proposed Blue Mountains National Park=== 
-on this work, as against numerous organisations nibbling here and there with little or no co-ordination,​ are:- + 
-Problems can be discussed and policies decided and work coordinated much more easily and quickly. +The Dept. of Lands is pressing on with this proposal and expects to effect the reservation in the first half of 1957. 
-19, + 
-' ​Conflicting representations from various bodies are avoided. +=== Erskine Creek in the Blue Labrynth to be a State Forest=== 
-spirldf 'unity. arid ,​comnon ​purpose can be built up in a single organisation. + 
-Any meMber ​of the public who supports our conservation ideals can join an N.P.A., but may not be able to or may not want to join, for example, a bushwalking club. This is most important, as widening' ​of public support is necessary to further our conservation objects. +This area is part of the area set aside in about 1943 following representations ​by the N.P.F.A.C. for the future Blue Mountains National Park, in which it was stated timber-getting operations would not be permitted. In spite of this, timber-getting has been carried on in the Erskine Creek area for some considerable time. It is understood that the Forestry Commission has stated that this area is required for a state forest because of the good timber there, its nearness to Sydney, and the great need for timber supplies. Further, it is proposed to operate the area as a real State forest on a continuous yield basis - not just remove all useful timber then leave it. Walkers would be welcome providing they strictly observe fire regulations. 
-Mr. Strom and I visited Newcastle on 20th October to discuss_ ​the possibilities of forming a state wide N.P.A. It was decided that this was most desirable and we agreed to try to further the proposal in 'Sydney. + 
-The main'points decided were:- +It is most disappointing that the promise not to allow timber-getting in the area has not been kept nevertheless we must consider the needs of the community and the best use of the land under discussion. Also, State forests can be valuable to adjacent National Parks in the matter of fire protection. I believe that the only course is to accept the situation and do our best to further cooperation between the Forest and the Park, and that we should inform the Conservation Dept. of this. There is an impression that the Conservation bodies generally have tended to request reservation for recreation of every piece of bushland in sight without regard to the best use of the land and the varied requirements of the community. I feel that we should show that we do, in fact, look at conservation matters with a much wider viewpoint than than of bushwalking only. 
-That the association should be one af_individuals, rather than + 
-a federation of organisations. The advantages of a single-organisation have been stated above, and individual members are required for public support and to provide ​fundS.- - +=== Proposed National Parks Association=== 
-The association should be organised on a regional or area basis, with each region electing representatives to a State Council, + 
-which would be the controlling body of theassociation. +The "​Pallin Report"​ on publicity stated that the time was opportune for the formation of a N.P.A. and referred the matter to the Conservation Bureau. 
-The N.P. & in Sydney and visional when + 
-Was formed on +In Newcastle the Northern Parks and Playgrounds Movement has decided to restrict ​its activities to municipal and local parks and allied matters, and sponsor the establishment of an N.P.A. This body held its inaugural meeting in Newcastle on 6th November last. 
-P.M. agreed to foreshadow the formation of a Region a State Council and to make the constitution ​pro- + 
-the "​Hunter-Manning Regional National Parks Assn." +Briefly, the purposes of an N.P.Aare to take up with Governments and Governmental Depts. matters concerning national parks and areas suitable for national parks, and to inform members and the general public concerning national parks, and create public support for them. Some advantages of a single organisation concentrating on this work, as against numerous organisations nibbling here and there with little or no co-ordination,​ are:- 
-the 6th November. + 
-Mr. Strom and I have been acting as unofficial representatives +  * Problems can be discussed and policies decided and work coordinated much more easily and quickly. 
-of all the Conservation bodies. We propose to discuss the matter ​ with the rest of the Federation Conservation Bureauand suggest that Federation be asked to bring it before the other Conservation bodies. +  ​* ​Conflicting representations from various bodies are avoided. 
-HYDROPHOBIC EXTRACT'​ sent in by Frank Ashdown, (who manufactures parsnip wine under his house). +  * A spirit of unity and common ​purpose can be built up in a single organisation. 
-"How I hate the sound of water - a substance which has brought misery to countless humans. In it, every disgustingparasite finds a ready host - cholera, typhoid, dysentery,​malaria, + 
-Whatever ​watertouches ​it corrupts Leave it standing +Any member ​of the public who supports our conservation ideals can join an N.P.A., but may not be able to or may not want to join, for example, a bushwalking club. This is most important, as widening of public support is necessary to further our conservation objects. 
-and it stinks. Put it in 'a.cask and it breeds slime and mould. + 
-I can never understand why GovernMents ​spend millions of pounds making reservoirs of the foul stuff, instead of plantImg, ​out, at a quarter of the cost, a few thousand acres in vines.,." (or parsnips, ​'​p.erhaps?) +Mr. Strom and I visited Newcastle on 20th October to discuss ​the possibilities of forming a state wide N.P.A. It was decided that this was most desirable and we agreed to try to further the proposal in Sydney. 
-Excerpt from Walter James"​Barrel and Book."​ + 
-or_ +The main points decided were:- 
-kr; + 
--1(f. +  * That the association should be one of individuals, rather than a federation of organisations. The advantages of a single-organisation have been stated above, and individual members are required for public support and to provide ​funds
-N't 4e--.00k +  ​* ​The association should be organised on a regional or area basis, with each region electing representatives to a State Council, which would be the controlling body of the association. 
-PITY POOR PADDY.....and his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas. +  ​* ​The N.P. & P.M. agreed to foreshadow the formation of a Region ​in Sydney and a State Council and to make the constitution ​provisional when the "​Hunter-Manning Regional National Parks Assn." ​was formed on the 6th November. 
-Avoid irritating waiting and it unwilling milling around Paddy'​s counters. + 
-Make up your list now and get it over. Ring up and we'll get it ready for you. Write and we'll-sen444-1.--+Mr. Strom and I have been acting as unofficial representatives of all the Conservation bodies. We propose to discuss the matter with the rest of the Federation Conservation Bureau and suggest that Federation be asked to bring it before the other Conservation bodies. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=== Hydrophobic Extract: === 
 + 
 +Sent in by Frank Ashdown, (who manufactures parsnip wine under his house). 
 + 
 +"How I hate the sound of water - a substance which has brought misery to countless humans. In it, every disgusting parasite finds a ready host - cholera, typhoid, dysentery, malaria
 + 
 +Whatever ​water touches ​it corruptsLeave it standing and it stinks. Put it in a cask and it breeds slime and mould. 
 + 
 +I can never understand why Governments ​spend millions of pounds making reservoirs of the foul stuff, instead of planting ​out, at a quarter of the cost, a few thousand acres in vines..." (or parsnips, ​perhaps?) 
 + 
 +Excerpt from Walter James' ​"​Barrel and Book."​ 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Paddy Made===== 
 + 
 +=== Pity Poor Paddy..... === 
 + 
 +And his offsiders, and do yourself a good turn by shopping early for Xmas. 
 + 
 +Avoid irritating waiting and unwilling milling around Paddy'​s counters. 
 + 
 +Make up your list now and get it over. 
 + 
 +Ring up and we'll get it ready for you. 
 + 
 +Write and we'​ll ​send it. 
 + 
 +=== A few ideas for the holidays:=== 
 + 
 +Paddy has plenty of packs, sleeping bags, tents, groundsheets and all the trimmings. 
 + 
 +There are 6 different sizes of plastic bottles from half a pint to one gallon. 
 + 
 +Small primus stoves (burn Shellite) Price 53/6. Good for that Tassie trip. Buy one and have breakfast in bed. 
 + 
 +"​Taft"​ waterproof coats 74/3d. 
 + 
 +__Happy Christmas to all walkers from Paddy and his staff.__ 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin. Lightweight Camp Gear. 
 + 
 +201 Castlereagh St., Sydney. Phone: BM2685. 
 + 
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