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kennettj [White Ant Borings]
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kennettj [Federation Report]
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 Ron Knightley, one of our Federation delegates, then initiated a discussion on the Federation. He said that it was a moribund organisation today, and did not justify the time given to it by delegate, and the affiliation fees paid. He could therefore see two alternatives - either make it a useful organisation or wind it up. Three questions required an answer - 1. Was the Bushwalking movement behind it? Ron Knightley, one of our Federation delegates, then initiated a discussion on the Federation. He said that it was a moribund organisation today, and did not justify the time given to it by delegate, and the affiliation fees paid. He could therefore see two alternatives - either make it a useful organisation or wind it up. Three questions required an answer - 1. Was the Bushwalking movement behind it?
 2. Was it doing a worthwhile job? 3. Can any other organisation do the job? In reply to (1) - there were 19 clubs and between 40 and 50 delegates. A quorum was 9 delegates from not less than 5 clubs, but 2. Was it doing a worthwhile job? 3. Can any other organisation do the job? In reply to (1) - there were 19 clubs and between 40 and 50 delegates. A quorum was 9 delegates from not less than 5 clubs, but
-frequently there was only a bare quorum present. Average attendance for 1956-7 was 15 delegates. In the S.B.W., with 190 active members, we have difficulty in finding four delegates. On point (2) - the functions of the Federation were Conservation, publicity, information and search and +frequently there was only a bare quorum present. Average attendance for 1956-7 was 15 delegates. In the S.B.W., with 190 active members, we have difficulty in finding four delegates. On point (2) - the functions of the Federation were Conservation, publicity, information and search and rescue. There was little evidence of success in conservation. A 30,000 acre reserve had been secured at Nadgee. Though sponsored by Federation, the real work had been done by individual members of the S.B.W. and Caloola Clubs. It had taken several months to find a publicity officer, but where was the Federation Annual? Where was any exhibition like that of 1947 in which 37 bushwalkers gave their services in answering questions from the public? The information officer was willing, but got little support. He had received 6 walks reports in 9 months. The only search he had seen was organised by Jim Hooper and Paddy Pallin. On point (3) - The National Parks Association could care on Conservation.
-rescue. There was little evidence of success in conservation. A 30,000 acre reserve had been secured at Nadgee. Though sponsored by Federation, the real work had been done by individual members of the S.B.W. and Caloola Clubs. It had taken several months to find a publicity officer, but where was the Federation Annual? Where was any exhibition like that of 1947 in which 37 bushwalkers gave their services in answering questions from the public? The information officer was willing, but got little support. He had received 6 walks reports in 9 months. The only search he had seen was organised by Jim Hooper and Paddy Pallin. On point (3) - The National Parks Association could care on Conservation.+
  
-Paul Earnes said that the Federation was somewhat like the preacher who exhorted people to go to church - its message went to the already converted. Frank Rigby said that the publicity drive for new members, +Paul Barnes said that the Federation was somewhat like the preacher who exhorted people to go to church - its message went to the already converted. Frank Rigby said that the publicity drive for new members, 
-which tel.rted as an S.B.W. movement had been made a Federation affair, and he felt that, though some results had been achieved, we could have achieved a lot on our own. Frank Ashdown said that, though the Federation did not do a lot now, it did tie things together and might be retained if only for information. +which started as an S.B.W. movement had been made a Federation affair, and he felt that, though some results had been achieved, we could have achieved a lot on our own. Frank Ashdown said that, though the Federation did not do a lot now, it did tie things together and might be retained if only for information. 
  
 John White said that we couldn't wind up the Federation on our own, we could only withdraw, Tom Moppett  agreed that various activities could be better carried on by the Club. But there was some publicity value in presenting the walking movement as a whole to the public and departments. Conservation could be just John White said that we couldn't wind up the Federation on our own, we could only withdraw, Tom Moppett  agreed that various activities could be better carried on by the Club. But there was some publicity value in presenting the walking movement as a whole to the public and departments. Conservation could be just
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 ====== Bon Voyage To Wee McGregor ====== ====== Bon Voyage To Wee McGregor ======
  
 +We take much pride and pleasure in announcing that the National Bureau of Standards of the U.S.A. has invited Malcolm McGregor (and Elsa and wee Bobbie too) to visit the U.S. for seven months to convey to the American technicians the know how of recent developments in that branch of electronics in which the C.S.I.R.O. leads the world. Malcolm leaves by air on 25th September whilst Elsa and Bobbie follow in R.M.S. "Orsova" on 8th October probably at 4 p.m.)
  
-We take much pride and pleasure in announcing that the National Bureau of Standards of the U.S.A. n.as invited Malcolm McGregor (and Elsa and wee Bobbie too) to visit ;he U.S. for seven months to convey to the American technicians the know-laow of recent developments in that branch of electronics in which the C.3.I.R.L, leads the world. Malcolm leaves by air on 25th September whilst Elsa and Bobbie follow in R.M.S. "Orsova" on 8th October probably at 4 p.m.) +A "Bon Voyage" will be tendered the McGregors on the night of Saturday, 14th September, when the official  Weekend Walk of 14/15 September will camp in the spacious grounds of the President's home at 12 Mahratta Avenue Wahroonga, on that Saturday night. This arrangement will permit all members to join in the celebrations. Members camping overnight need not bring tents, and they can join the Sunday Walk led by David Ingram which commences from Wahroonga Station at 9.45 a.m. and which coincides with the second day of the Saturday afternoon-Sunday walk. However, all attending are advised to bring their own tucker for supper but cocoa will be on tap. There are already rumours of heads being put together to concoct a "do" so don't miss outBring your copies of the "Chronic Operas" and your song-books
--A "Bon Voyage" will be tenaered the McGregors on the night of Saturday, 14th September, when the official  Weekend Walk of 14/15 September will camp in the spacious grounds of the President's home at 12 Mahratta AvenueWahroonga, on that aaturday night. This arrangement will permit all members ;to join in the celebrations. Members camping overnight-E3-ed not bring tents, and they can join the Sunday Walk led by David Ingram which commences from WahrooLga Station at + 
-9.45 a.m. and which coincides with the second day of the Saturday afternoon-Sunday walk. However, all attending are advised ;o bring their own tucker for supper but cocoa will be on ;ap. There are already rumours of heads being put together to concost a "do" so don't miss outBring your copies of the "Chronic Operas" and your song-books: +The camp-fire will be lit about 6.45 so come early and have a chat to the departing travellers. The Lower income troupers should catch the 6.13 electric train from Central - tickets to Warrawee - thence by 
-The camp-fire will be lit about 6.45 so come early and have a chat to the departing travellers. The Lower Income Ti-roupers should catch the 6.13 electric train from Central - tickets to Tarrawee - thence by +Wahroonga Sanitarium bus the last of the day to the Mahratta Avenue turnoff (fare 6d - pay as you alight).  
-Wahroonga Sanitarium bus the last of the day) 7,o the Mahratta Avenue turnoff (fare 6d - pay as you alight). Would the Higher Income Groupers + 
-bring as many of the L.I.G.'s as possible in their swish cars, please? +Would the Higher Income Groupers bring as many of the L.I.G.'s as possible in their swish cars, please? 
-To assist in the general arrangements, would those intending  +To assist in the general arrangements, would those intending  coming to the camp-fire only and/or camping, please advise the President by the Wednesday night before? Home phone JW.1462 Business DU.16111.
-coming to the camp-fire only and/or camping, please advise tAe Prssident by the Wednesday night before? Home phone JW.1462 Business DU.161i1.+
  
 ====== Kossy '39 or Thereabouts ====== ====== Kossy '39 or Thereabouts ======
  
--- Taro +Taro 
-Our Dot and our _Duke (not according to Luke) + 
-Once clumb up the trig pole at Kossy. +Our Dot and our Duke (not according to Luke)\\ 
-Not a prank +Once clumb up the trig pole at Kossy.\\ 
-Only swank.+Not a prank Only swank.\\
 It couldn't be called a comfy possie It couldn't be called a comfy possie
-They just would be atop of old Aussie. Alas! + 
-The Shire Engineer +They just would be atop of old Aussie. Alas!\\ 
-Was lapping his beer +The Shire Engineer Was lapping his beer\\ 
-When he heard of this terrible crime-o He roared out Bejeese +When he heard of this terrible crime He roared out Bejeese\\ 
-I'll tickle their knees +I'll tickle their knees\\ 
-I'll teach 'elm to shin up our polo:, +I'll teach 'elm to shin up our pole\\ 
-So they draped it o'er +So they draped it o'er\\ 
-With barbed wire so raw, +With barbed wire so raw,\\ 
-Who tries it again will find to their sorrow+ 
 +Who tries it again will find to their sorrow\\
 In good red blood they'll blanky well wallow. In good red blood they'll blanky well wallow.
  
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 The Saturday walk prospectives Neville Picton and David Bennett joined Keith Renwick on his walk from Faulconbridge to Richmond. Keith reported they were fortunate enough to leave the Grose near an Orange The Saturday walk prospectives Neville Picton and David Bennett joined Keith Renwick on his walk from Faulconbridge to Richmond. Keith reported they were fortunate enough to leave the Grose near an Orange
-orchard where the Orchardist gave them laods of oranges, Umra Well that's his story and he's sticking to it. +orchard where the Orchardist gave them loads of oranges, Um well that's his story and he's sticking to it. 
-To cover the Sunday walk I'll quote from the leader's own written + 
-report. "Owing to the Official Leader being on the Sick List, the walk +To cover the Sunday walk I'll quote from the leader's own written report. "Owing to the Official Leader being on the Sick List, the walk was taken by the President who reported that the party was the dirtiest he had ever led. This, however, was no reflection on the moral character but was entirely due to the fact that they traversed about 10 miles of recently burnt-out scrub, arriving back at Cowan Station like a batch of Arnhem Land natives." Brian Harvey also reports that the creeks in the area are almost all dried up and that the wildflowers have been devastated, whilst practically no birds were observed. Fifteen attended, comprising 8 members, 4 prospectives and 3 visitors, 
-was taken by the President who reported that the party was the dirtiest he had ever led. This, however, was no reflection on the moral character but was entirely due to the fact that they traversed about 10 miles + 
-of recently burnt-out scrub, arriving back at Cowan Station like a batch of Arnhem Land natives." Brian Harvey also reports that the creeks in the area are almost all dried up and that the wildflowers have been devastated, whilst practically no birds were observed. +After a week of procrastination, three "official" walks, finally managed to get away for the Queen's Birthday weekend, Betty Sisley with 5 members ventured from Kanangra Walls via Strongleg and Breakfast Creek to Katoomba. Myself with two members and one prospective set out from Katoomba to Splendour Rock with the intention of returning via the Cox and Megalong Valley. However the party developed a guilty conscience, returning via such an easy way and so pressed on up Harry's River. It was agreed next time we'll all put up with a guilty conscience. 
-Fifteen attended, comprising 8 members, 4 prospectives and 3 visitors, + 
-After a week of procrastination, three "official" walks, finally managed to get away for the Queen's Birthday weekend, Betty Sisley +You will have to excuse me if the report on the other trip does not seem coherent, because I had difficulty in establishing many facts. As for finding a leader, that was impossible as Christian would accept the responsibility. Nevertheless it has been established that 21 bods attended and that parties had climbed Pidgeon House, Talaterang and The Castle. Puzzling rumours such as Snow Brown losing his way going up Pidgeon House and having to undress have been reported. God only knows why he had to undress. Then Frank Rigby and George Gray were unable to find Drury's Farm, so left their cars in the vicinity of
-with 5 members ventured from Kanangra Walls via Strongleg and Breakfast Creek to Katoomba. +
-Myself with two members and one prospective set out from Katoomba to Splendour Rock with the intention of returning via the Cox and Megalong Valley. However the party developed a guilty conscience, returning via such an easy way and so pressed on up Harry's River. It was agreed next time we'll all put up with a guilty conscience. +
-You will have to excuse me if the report on the other trip does not seem coherent, because I had difficulty in establishing many facts. As +
-for finding a leader, that was impossible asm Christian would accept +
-the responsibility. Nevertheless it has been established that 21 bods attended and that parties had climbed Pidgeon House, Talaterang and The Castle. Puzzling rumours such as Snow Brown losing his way going up Pidgeon House and having to undress have been reported. God only +
-knows why he had to undress. Then Frank Rigby and George Gray were +
-unable to find Drury's Farm, so left their cars in the vicinity of -+
 Pidgeon House and the Castle with the result they were unable to find them on the Monday. As stated before the trip seemed a little incoherent. Pidgeon House and the Castle with the result they were unable to find them on the Monday. As stated before the trip seemed a little incoherent.
-The next weekend although there were two Saturday morning walks, only one started, David Brown's trip in the Yeola area being cancelled 
  
-due to a lack of starters. The other walk went as planned, Joan Walker being aCcbiTlpanied by 4 members and one prospective. An interesting exploration of the lower 'part of 'Arethusa Ck was carried out on Sunday.+The next weekend although there were two Saturday morning walks, only one started, David Brown's trip in the Yeola area being cancelled due to a lack of starters. The other walk went as planned, Joan Walker being accompanied by 4 members and one prospective. An interesting exploration of the lower part of Arethusa Ck was carried out on Sunday.
  
 Two members and two prospectives joined the President on his Sunday walk in the Era-Burning Palms area. Brian reported that the main coastal ridge from Port Hacking to Burning Palms has been burnt out. Two members and two prospectives joined the President on his Sunday walk in the Era-Burning Palms area. Brian reported that the main coastal ridge from Port Hacking to Burning Palms has been burnt out.
-During the last weekend of June only two walks started, the Sat, +During the last weekend of June only two walks started, the Sat, trip being called off due to lack of starters. The Friday night walk went as planned, Henry Gold's party consisting of 3 female members and one prospective, One point worth mentioning is maybe Henry has some charm similar to Frank Rigby as Henry became the second leader over the last few months to be nearly caught with an all female party. However Meville Picton came to the rescue to make things right. Also on this trip Bev Price narked everyone by slipping off the top of one of the many smooth waterfalls in Galong Creek and began slowly and majestically blipping down the face, only to stop two inches from the water. It'types like these who make frustrated photographers.
-trip being called off due to lack of starters. The Friday night walk +
-went as planned, Henry Gold's party consisting of 3 femalemembers and pne prospective, One point worth mentioning is maybe Henry has some +
-!charm similar to Frank Rigby as Henry became the second leader over tlie ;last few months to be nearly caught with an all female party. However Meville Picton came to the rescue to make things right. Also on this +
-ftrip BevPrice narked everyone by slipping off the top of one of the' pany smooth waterfalls in Galong Creek and began slowly and majestically Blipping down the face, only to stop two inches from the water. It'd, 'types like t4eb9 who make frustrated photographers+
---6  +
-1; i +
-11bbl' -di VA* +
-0 e , May walk in the Galston Gorge district had a +
-'xoll call Of' membersi, 4 pliotpostives and one visitorThe walk pro- +
-+
-:ceeded as prograMmO, +
-  +
- A iS6,, +
-Finally the months walking tally sixty-nine members, sixteen+
  
- +John Noble on his Sunday walk in the Galston Gorge district had a roll call of 8 members and  4 prospectives and one visitor. The walk proceeded as programmed. 
-prospectives and four visitors, a total of eighty-nine,+  
 +Finally the months walking tally sixty-nine members, sixteen prospectives and four visitors, a total of eighty-nine,
  
 ====== Federation Report ====== ====== Federation Report ======
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 JULY 1957 -- Ron Knightley Annual General Meeting, JULY 1957 -- Ron Knightley Annual General Meeting,
  
-After the reading of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting, the Secretary presented his Annual Report. Among other items was the information that average attendance of delegates to meetings +After the reading of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting, the Secretary presented his Annual Report. Among other items was the information that average attendance of delegates to meetings during the year had been 15 and that "several clubs" had not been seen during the year. 
-during the year had been 15 and that "several clubs" had not been seen during the year. + 
-CONSERVATION REPORT: A, detailed conservation report was highlighted by three items: +CONSERVATION REPORT: A, detailed conservation report was highlighted by three items:\\ 
-(i) Formation of the National Parks Assoc. of N.S.W. in early +(i) Formation of the National Parks Assoc. of N.S.W. in early 1957.\\ 
-1957. +(ii) Approval by the Minister for Lands of the 28,000 acre faunal reserve at Nadgee.\\ 
-(ii) Approval by the Minister for Lands of the 28,000 acre +(iii)The perennial proposal for the Blue Mountains National Park has progressed, and the inter-departmental committee has recommended the dedication of about 50,000 square miles of the Grose, Megalong, and Jamieson Valleys plus portion of the Blue Labyrinth, with a further portion of the Blue Labyrinth as an aforestation reserve. 
-faunal reserve at Naslgee+ 
-(iii)The perennial proposal for the Blue Mountains National Park has progressed, and the inter-departmental committee +TREASURER'S REPORT: An incomplete report was submitted, but not accepted. 
-has recommended the dedication of about 50,000 square miles of the Grose, Megalong, and Jamieson Valleys plus portion of the Blue Labyrinth, with a further portion of the Blue Labyrinth as an aforestation reserve. +
-TREASURER'S REPORT: An incomplete report was submitted, but not +
-accepted.+
 ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The following officers were elected all unopposed - for 1957-58: ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The following officers were elected all unopposed - for 1957-58:
-President: Mr. Paul Driver (Rover Ramblers) +President: Mr. Paul Driver (Rover Ramblers)\\ 
-Vice Presidents: Mr. Stan Cottier (C.M.W.) +Vice Presidents: Mr. Stan Cottier (C.M.W.)Mr. Paul Barnes (S.B.W.)\\ 
-Mr. Paul Barnes (S.D.W.) +Secretary: Mr. Ken Stewart (Rover Ramblers)\\ 
-Secretary: Mr. Ken Stewart (Rover Ramblers) +Asst. Secty: Miss Joan Meaher (S.U.B.W.)\\ 
-Asst. Secty: Miss Joan Meaher (S.U.B.W.) +Treasurer: Mr. Gordon Robinson (Bush Club)\\
-Treasurer: Mr. Gordon Robinson (Bush Club)+
 Min. Sec: Mr, Ron Knightley (S.B.U.) Min. Sec: Mr, Ron Knightley (S.B.U.)
-AFFILDITION FEES: These were unchanged, at 9d, per capita per annuma, + 
-GENERAL BUSINESS: The following motion was tabled, as instructed by the S.B.W. General Meeting a week before: "That the Federation consider its position and procetpares as figurehead of the bush- walking movement in N.S.W." After lengthy discussion about current +AFFILAITION FEES: These were unchanged, at 9d, per capita per annum.\\ 
-apathy towards Federation, it was decided to refer the matter to the individual clubs, with clubs whose delegates were not at the+ 
 +GENERAL BUSINESS: The following motion was tabled, as instructed by the S.B.W. General Meeting a week before: "That the Federation consider its position and procedures as figurehead of the bushwalking movement in N.S.W." After lengthy discussion about current apathy towards Federation, it was decided to refer the matter to the individual clubs, with clubs whose delegates were not at the
 Annual Meeting to be circularised by the Secretary. Annual Meeting to be circularised by the Secretary.
  
-Monthly Meeting for Juga +Monthly Meeting for July. This followed immediately upon the annual meeting.
-This followed immediately upon the annual meeting. +
-DONATIONS: One pound was voted to Mr. T.W. Moppett to defray expenses of the Conservation Conference held in June, and 10, to the N.P.t.. towards the cost of producing "Yarawonda.No. 12" (the proposed National Parks "Appreciation"), +
-FEDERATION BALL: A reminder -- Sydney University Refectory Friday, Sept. 13th, 8.30 p.m. Tickets 1.1.- each. Supper to +
-include cocktail pasties, etc. Bring own refreshments. +
-TREASURER'S REPORT: A combined report (incomplete) covering April to June showed that income included a 16 donation from the New- +
-castle Technical College Bushwalkers after the Barrington Tops Search episode. +
-70' 7-+
  
 +DONATIONS: One pound was voted to Mr. T.W. Moppett to defray expenses of the Conservation Conference held in June, and £10 to the N.P.A. towards the cost of producing "Yarawonda.No. 12" (the proposed National Parks "Appreciation").
  
-S. & R.-LEVEE. Decided that 50% of profits from the forthcoming ball, or 25 "whichever is less- shall be transferred to S. & R. funds. +FEDERATION BALL: A reminder -- Sydney University Refectory Friday, Sept. 13th, 8.30 p.m. Tickets £1.1.- each. Supper to include cocktail pasties, etc. Bring own refreshments. 
-No levee to be made on clubs at present. + 
-BARREN GROUNDS - cows on: Resolved that the Secretary write to the Chief.Guar4ian of Fauna, pointing out that grazing is again taking  +TREASURER'S REPORT: A combined report (incomplete) covering April to June showed that income included a £16 donation from the Newcastle Technical College Bushwalkers after the Barrington Tops Search episode. 
-ple.onthe Darren Grounds reserve. It was confidently expecte'd thattherequired remedial action would follow.+ 
 +S. & R.-LEVEE. Decided that 50% of profits from the forthcoming ball, or £25 "whichever is less - shall be transferred to S. & R. funds. No levee to be made on clubs at present. 
 + 
 +BARREN GROUNDS - cows on: Resolved that the Secretary write to the Chief Guardian of Fauna, pointing out that grazing is again taking place on the Barren Grounds reserve. It was confidently expected that the required remedial action would follow. 
 + 
 +-------------
  
 PENALTIES OF SIN  PENALTIES OF SIN 
-Ohl It is a fearful sin 
-To leave,behind_one_empty 
-And may he have three:.kinds_ gout. 
-Who scatters paper bags 
-Who thows his rubbish_ tnwbh the trees 
--Shall suffer water on th6:kneet, 
-Andi,he who sets the bush' afire 
-_Shaj.l, tear his trousers on barbed wire? 
  
-Paddy's Advert. - Vith a Difference. +Oh! It is a fearful sin\\ 
-Paddy has gone off once again to the wilderness, this time to Ski from Kiandra to Koscuisko (surely this doesn't sound like the Old Buffers Club) and somehow his Advert for us has gone astray. So we have taken the liberty of filling 'up his space for him hoping that he will look kindly on our feeble efforts at Salesmanship. +To leave behind one empty\\ 
-Paddy's shop, as always, is full of all the right things for bushwalkers so pop in and have a good look-see,  +And may he have three kinds gout\\ 
-How long is it since you've been to Paddy's shop, anyway? ,If,it's too long, youtre stagnating - you'll be amazed at the rofusion of well-made items and ingenious ideas that confront you. +Who scatters paper bags\\ 
-A visit to Paddy's could be extremely. profitable to you and increase your walking enjoyment no end,+Who throws his rubbish in the trees\\ 
 +Shall suffer water on the knees,\\ 
 +And he who sets the bush afire\\ 
 +Shall tear his trousers on barbed wire? 
 + 
 +Paddy's Advert. - With a Difference. 
 +Paddy has gone off once again to the wilderness, this time to Ski from Kiandra to Koscuisko (surely this doesn't sound like the Old Buffers Club) and somehow his Advert for us has gone astray. So we have taken the liberty of filling up his space for him hoping that he will look kindly on our feeble efforts at Salesmanship. 
 + 
 +Paddy's shop, as always, is full of all the right things for bushwalkers so pop in and have a good look-seeHow long is it since you've been to Paddy's shop, anyway? If,it's too long, you're stagnating - you'll be amazed at the profusion of well-made items and ingenious ideas that confront you. 
 +A visit to Paddy's could be extremely. profitable to you and increase your walking enjoyment no end.
  
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