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rachel [Here, There and Everywhere]
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 At our February meeting we were all pleased to see our good friend and Honorary Member, Mr. Norbert Carlon. At our February meeting we were all pleased to see our good friend and Honorary Member, Mr. Norbert Carlon.
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 New members welcomed were Max Swift, Ken Iredale and Arthur Brophy. New members welcomed were Max Swift, Ken Iredale and Arthur Brophy.
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 We learned that Audrey Lumsden has resigned as she never gets time to walk - she is to be married shortly. We learned that Audrey Lumsden has resigned as she never gets time to walk - she is to be married shortly.
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 Our Honorary Secretary, Tom Moppett, had a fresh supply of Bushfire Prevention Posters available for distribution, and also displayed a specimen notice for erection near the boundaries of "Morella-karong" stating that it is a private lease. Our Honorary Secretary, Tom Moppett, had a fresh supply of Bushfire Prevention Posters available for distribution, and also displayed a specimen notice for erection near the boundaries of "Morella-karong" stating that it is a private lease.
-The President reminded those present that the Re-Union will be held on 9thilOth March and is CLOSED TO NON-MEMBERS. Permission of Committee must be obtained beforehand if any member wishes to bring along a near relative on the Sunday.+ 
 +The President reminded those present that the Re-Union will be held on 9th/l0th March and is CLOSED TO NON-MEMBERS. Permission of Committee **must** be obtained beforehand if any member wishes to bring along a near relative on the Sunday. 
 Members who have been admitted to the Club since last March are asked to contact Maurie Berry before this year's Re-Union. Members who have been admitted to the Club since last March are asked to contact Maurie Berry before this year's Re-Union.
 +
 Fears were expressed for the safety of "Morella-karong" as Maurie Berry announced that "Myarra" (the M.T.C's 85-acre lease on Heathcote Creek) had been burned out on the previous Sunday, and so had Miss Crommelin's conservation area near Patonga. The organising committee was instructed to look for an alternative re-union site in case of need. Fears were expressed for the safety of "Morella-karong" as Maurie Berry announced that "Myarra" (the M.T.C's 85-acre lease on Heathcote Creek) had been burned out on the previous Sunday, and so had Miss Crommelin's conservation area near Patonga. The organising committee was instructed to look for an alternative re-union site in case of need.
-The meeting decided to appoint Joint Room Stewards for three months at a time and several members volunteered. The two names drawn from a at were Flo. Allsworth and Harry Savage. 
-Jack Debert, having returned from holidays full of vim and vigour, started stirring up the club, with the usual amusing and possibly useful results. The amusement was immediate and sustained; any useful results will appear later. 
-Support our Advertisers - they support us 
  
 +The meeting decided to appoint Joint Room Stewards for three months at a time and several members volunteered. The two names drawn from a hat were Flo Allsworth and Harry Savage.
  
 +Jack Debert, having returned from holidays full of vim and vigour, started stirring up the club, with the usual amusing and possibly useful results. The amusement was immediate and sustained; any useful results will appear later.
 +
 +Support our Advertisers - they support us!
 ===== Strange But True ===== ===== Strange But True =====
  
 +And so it came to pass that, even whilst pessimists discussed the possibilities of "Morella-karong" being burnt out, the fires were raging and burning up the place.
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 +"Woe is me" cried the pessimists when they heard the tidings. They wrung their hands and said, "That is the end of all things."
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 +"Not on your sweet life," replied the club members of 1940. "Maybe the Club is dying on its feet, according to some, but come, scour the four corners of the bush and we will show them. As Nelson said at Waterloo, 'You ain't seen nuffing yet!' The Re-Union must go on."
 +
 +So "Let us Re-une" became the battle-cry. Telephone wires ran hot. Urgent meetings were called. The Re-Union Committee had started on the big job of finding the most suitable site. It may not be easy, but, remember, it takes less than 1 1/2 hours to pack up and leave camp, so be ready to pack and move off in five minutes.
  
-And so it came to pass that, even whilst-passimists discussed the possibilities of "Morella-karong" being burnt out, the fires were raging and burning up the place. 
-"Woe is me" cried the pessimists when they heard the tidings. Thwyrung their hands and said, "That is the end of all things." 
-"Not on your sweet life," replied the club members of 1940. "Maybe the Club is dying on its feet, according to some, but come, scour the four corners of the bush and we will show them. As Nelson said at Waterloo, 'You ain't seen nuffing yeti' The Re-Union must go on." 
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-So "Let us Re-tine " became the battle-cry. Telephone wires ran hot. Urgent meetings were called. The Re-Union Committee had started on the big job of finding the most suitable site. It may not be easy, but, remember, it takes less than hours to pack up and leave camp, so be ready to pack and move off in five minutes. 
 Even bushfires cannot keep a good club down. Even bushfires cannot keep a good club down.
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-EXTRA +==== Extra==== 
-THE RE-UNION WILL BE HELD on 9thilOth March, 1940.+THE RE-UNION WILL BE HELD on 9th/l0th March, 1940. 
 Details will be given later. Details will be given later.
-M. BERRY, + 
-Organiser.+M. BERRY,\\ 
 +Organiser.\\
 1940 Re-Union Committee 1940 Re-Union Committee
-STOP -PR_ESS  + 
-See what it means to relax after 12 months petit up repression. If you have been to a Re-Union B4 there is no'need to tell you any more. If you have never re-uned just come along, exiperience the joy of living. B glad! +==== Stop Press ==== 
-B mad! At Acacia CampNepean River (near Glenbrook Ck)on Saturday+See what it means to relax after 12 months pent up repression. If you have been to a Re-Union B4 there is no need to tell you any more. If you have never re-uned just come along, experience the joy of living. B glad! B mad! At Acacia CampNepean River (near Glenbrook Ck) on Saturday
 and Sunday, 9th and 10th March this year, and don't forget:- and Sunday, 9th and 10th March this year, and don't forget:-
-WHEN BETTER RE-UNIONS ARE HELD THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS WILL HOLD THEM ! 
-and we don't mean EAT BE 
  
-===== XMAS TRIP 1939-40 ===== +WHEN BETTER RE-UNIONS ARE HELD\\ 
- +THE SYDNEY BUSH WALKERS WILL\\ 
 +HOLD THEM!\\ 
 +and we don't mean **MAY BE** 
 + 
 +===== Xmas Trip 1939-40 =====
 By "A Tired Tiger." By "A Tired Tiger."
-One thing I learned from this trip -- don't do the Nattai during a droughty Xmas, or the Upper wollondilly -- anyway, not if it's the first + 
-of visiting either river. In both the water had shrunk to a chain of pools, not too clear on the Wollondilly, and jolly murky on the Nattai. +One thing I learned from this trip -- don't do the Nattai during a droughty Xmas, or the Upper wollondilly -- anyway, not if it's the first time of visiting either river. In both the water had shrunk to a chain of pools, not too clear on the Wollondilly, and jolly murky on the Nattai. 
-We began the trip with the good old Kowmung -- may it never stop runningCrystal clear and cooli it refreshed our large, hot party, arriving at its brink after a breakfastless walk from Yerranderie. + 
-Everyone showed a commendable preference for cleanliness to food, and so, after a dip and a merry meal, we staggered down the Kow-pads to Christys Creek, our packs positively groaning with the weight of good food for Xmase +We began the trip with the good old Kowmung -- may it never stop runningCrystal clear and cool, it refreshed our large, hot party, arriving at its brink after a breakfastless walk from Yerranderie. 
-At the junction loads were rested while an expedition set off up Christys in search of Myles's "good campsite".9re must have been very hard to please --, or else Christys is drier than usual, because we decided to stay on the Kowmung, and so camped on a delightful strip of greensward just inside the Bula-Denis Canyon, between Sunset and Sunrise Bluffs, both of which were duly admired and photographed. Stacks of Shutter-bugs on this trip-- so you may expect to sea some, fair illustrations about the Club on Friday nights.+ 
 +Everyone showed a commendable preference for cleanliness to food, and so, after a dip and a merry meal, we staggered down the Kow-pads to Christys Creek, our packs positively groaning with the weight of good food for Xmas. 
 + 
 +At the junction loads were rested while an expedition set off up Christys in search of Myles's "good campsite"We must have been very hard to please --, or else Christys is drier than usual, because we decided to stay on the Kowmung, and so camped on a delightful strip of greensward just inside the Bula-Denis Canyon, between Sunset and Sunrise Bluffs, both of which were duly admired and photographed. Stacks of Shutter-bugs on this trip-- so you may expect to see some, fair illustrations about the Club on Friday nights. 
 Sunday was occupied variously - some sallied down the canyon and disported themselves in the many and deep pools therein, and some, the intelligentzia, dozed and read and made wise comments, on the aforementioned strip of greensward (hereinafter referred to as the S. of G.). Sunday was occupied variously - some sallied down the canyon and disported themselves in the many and deep pools therein, and some, the intelligentzia, dozed and read and made wise comments, on the aforementioned strip of greensward (hereinafter referred to as the S. of G.).
-On Monday the Dauntless Dreadnoughts of the party toutled off up ChristysCreek to see the far famed falls and cold, close cuffed canyon that bounc ed Burallier back. (!!! Ed.) We found the beginning of them while chasing some Kows upstream. Suddenly they turned and charged back towards us. They had come to a pool about 5 ft. deey. with a narrow water-chute behilid it where the cliffs On either side almost met at one point. Climbing past this for some distance, Christy d became an easy creek to follow, edged with graceful young casuarinas and, incidentally, lots of fat, juicy black snakes with sanguine tummies, and -MI most smug, self-satisfied, over-fed appearance you could possibly imagine. + 
-From then on, between snake-killings, tree-climbing, photography, eating, swimming, (with special underwater endurance tests), and rock hopping, we +On Monday the Dauntless Dreadnoughts of the party tootled off up Christys Creek to see the far famed falls and cold, close cuffed canyon that bounced Burallier back. (!!! Ed.) We found the beginning of them while chasing some Kows upstream. Suddenly they turned and charged back towards us. They had come to a pool about 5 ft. deep with a narrow water-chute behind it where the cliffs on either side almost met at one point. Climbing past this for some distance, Christys became an easy creek to follow, edged with graceful young casuarinas and, incidentally, lots of fat, juicy black snakes with sanguine tummies, and the most smug, self-satisfied, over-fed appearance you could possibly imagine. 
-proceeded upstream passing through the really remarkable Purple Gates, and up the lovely, slippery Hidden Beauty Falls till we came to Barallier Falls, whicA drop a clear 40 ft. or so into the limpid green of a deep, still pool.+ 
 +From then on, between snake-killings, tree-climbing, photography, eating, swimming, (with special underwater endurance tests), and rock hopping, we proceeded upstream passing through the really remarkable Purple Gates, and up the lovely, slippery Hidden Beauty Falls till we came to Barallier Falls, which drop a clear 40 ft. or so into the limpid green of a deep, still pool. 
 Some of the party climbed around these falls, and went a little further upstream, on their return reporting more falls and even lovelier country. Some of the party climbed around these falls, and went a little further upstream, on their return reporting more falls and even lovelier country.
-We made tracks for home, with sundry snake episodes to enliven the return journey, and rejoined the torpid tent-tenders, on the same old S. of G. Strenuous eating was then the order of the evening, and, except for one small Tiger who insisted on returning her Xmas Pudding with thanks, everyone had the most beeautiful binge, and so to beds + 
-Tuesday saw more aquatic acrobatics, and then Exodus Yerranderie-wards. Aomeone should compose a poem to the iEcstasy of Eating" or the "Deep Delight of Drinking" on the porch of Yerranderie store.+We made tracks for home, with sundry snake episodes to enliven the return journey, and rejoined the torpid tent-tenders, on the same old S. of G. Strenuous eating was then the order of the evening, and, except for one small Tiger who insisted on returning her Xmas Pudding with thanks, everyone had the most beautiful binge, and so to bed! 
 + 
 +Tuesday saw more aquatic acrobatics, and then Exodus Yerranderie-wards. Someone should compose a poem to the "Ecstasy of Eating" or the "Deep Delight of Drinking" on the porch of Yerranderie store. 
 There we met four hairy savages who had just completed the submarine trip from Morong Falls through the deeps and the Werong canyon. Carrying cwts. of comestibles and cumbersome coils or cord they had conquered the Kowmung canyon. There we met four hairy savages who had just completed the submarine trip from Morong Falls through the deeps and the Werong canyon. Carrying cwts. of comestibles and cumbersome coils or cord they had conquered the Kowmung canyon.
-Bundling into the lorry that awaited us we became swiftly snow white with fine powdery dust and we rattled off to Upper BurrAgorang. Six of us alighted to proceed up the Wollondilly past Bonnum Pic and up Burnt Flat Creek. This proved to be a delightful, fern fronded gully and brought us onto the tableland at Malcolm's deserted Farm. Here we spent three hours as the Lotus Eaters must have lived - reclining and eating and sleeping - it was + 
-very hot and there was a hammock and fruit by the ton - bless Malcolm's, +Bundling into the lorry that awaited us we became swiftly snow white with fine powdery dust and we rattled off to Upper Burragorang. Six of us alighted to proceed up the Wollondilly past Bonnum Pic and up Burnt Flat Creek. This proved to be a delightful, fern fronded gully and brought us onto the tableland at Malcolm's deserted Farm. Here we spent three hours as the Lotus Eaters must have lived - reclining and eating and sleeping - it was very hot and there was a hammock and fruit by the ton - bless Malcolm's, may it's tribe increase. 
-may it's tribe increase. + 
-Next we essayed Wilson's Creek and made a very rough passage to a 8-2ot about three miles from the Nattai. Here we made a forced camp among ferns, rocks, beetles and mosquitoes. +Next we essayed Wilson's Creek and made a very rough passage to a spot about three miles from the Nattai. Here we made a forced camp among ferns, rocks, beetles and mosquitoes. 
-Friday found us travelling up the Nattai past McArthur's Flat, with the lovely blue of the over-arching sky broken by pure white woolly clouds and framed by inspiring sandstone cliffs, ruddy in the drenching sunlight. r'camped a mile below Jelore Creek. Most of the pools we passed were muddy and not too inviting in spite of the heat, but the casuarinas, gums and acacias were among the most beautiful I have ever seen. + 
-New Year weekend was spent in Flora Gully. This camp site was the most comfortable of the trip, and was truly delightful. Four new additions to the party had arrived on Friday night from Colo Vale and led Us to where the tents were pitched among flowering paper barks. The ground was covered with a coarsebut comfort yielding grass, and wood was everywhere handy to be burnt.+Friday found us travelling up the Nattai past McArthur's Flat, with the lovely blue of the over-arching sky broken by pure white woolly clouds and framed by inspiring sandstone cliffs, ruddy in the drenching sunlight. Wee camped a mile below Jelore Creek. Most of the pools we passed were muddy and not too inviting in spite of the heat, but the casuarinas, gums and acacias were among the most beautiful I have ever seen. 
 + 
 +New Year weekend was spent in Flora Gully. This camp site was the most comfortable of the trip, and was truly delightful. Four new additions to the party had arrived on Friday night from Colo Vale and led us to where the tents were pitched among flowering paper barks. The ground was covered with a coarsebut comfort yielding grass, and wood was everywhere handy to be burnt. 
 Our last day of care-free holiday was variously spent - six of us went off in a wild dash up Mount Jelore and arrived back in time for an excellent lunch prepared by the honorary camp cooks who were in truly great fettle. Our last day of care-free holiday was variously spent - six of us went off in a wild dash up Mount Jelore and arrived back in time for an excellent lunch prepared by the honorary camp cooks who were in truly great fettle.
 +
 We then tramped into Colo Vale and lit a fire under pines beside the station, again establishing a record for quick and efficient eating, before we entrained for the city and the bonds of civilisation. We then tramped into Colo Vale and lit a fire under pines beside the station, again establishing a record for quick and efficient eating, before we entrained for the city and the bonds of civilisation.
-===== WANTED TO PURCHASE =====+===== Wanted to Purchase =====
  
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-Offers to be made to SHEILA PATRICK, 47 MILSON ROAD, CREMORNE. "Phone B6793. +
-Support our Advertisers - They support us ! +
-- 14 - 4.11.+
  
-===== "HIGHLIGHTS" =====+Offers to be made to SHEILA PATRICK, 47 MILSON ROAD, CREMORNE. Phone B6793.
  
-Sponsored by +===== "Highlights" =====
-STEPHENSON & BIRD +
-Opticians, Optometrists and Orthapists. +
-2 Martin Place, Sydney. +
-'Phones: B. 1438 Morris M. Stephenson XB. 4406+
  
-==== IF LOOKS COULD KILL ====+Sponsored by\\ 
 +STEPHENSON & BIRD\\ 
 +Opticians, Optometrists and Orthopists.\\ 
 +2 Martin Place, Sydney.\\ 
 +'Phones: B. 1438, XB. 4406\\ 
 +Morris M. Stephenson \\ 
 +A.S.T.C. (Dip.Opt.) F.I.O. 
 +==== If Looks Could Kill ====
    
-Plinius Secundus Cell's, that fine old philosopher of Ancient Rome, +Plinius Secundus Caius, that fine old philosopher of Ancient Rome, in his "Natural History", describes a wild beast which kills with a glance. He says.. 
-in his "Natural History", describes a wild beast which kills with a glance. He says.. + 
-"Among the Hesperian Aethipians is the fountain of the Nigris, suppose'by many to be the headwaters of the Nile. Near this fountain there is found a wild beast which is called the catoblepas, an animal of moderate size and otherwise sluggish in the movements of the rest of its limbs; its head is remarkably heavy and it only carries it with the greatest difficulty, being always bent down towards the earth. Were it not for this circumstance it would prove the destruction of the human race, for all who behold the eye of this creature fall dead upon the spot."+"Among the Hesperian Aethipians is the fountain of the Nigris, supposed by many to be the headwaters of the Nile. Near this fountain there is found a wild beast which is called the catoblepas, an animal of moderate size and otherwise sluggish in the movements of the rest of its limbs; its head is remarkably heavy and it only carries it with the greatest difficulty, being always bent down towards the earth. Were it not for this circumstance it would prove the destruction of the human race, for all who behold the eye of this creature fall dead upon the spot." 
 So even in the old days bushwalkers had to beware of things-that-gobump-in-the-night. So even in the old days bushwalkers had to beware of things-that-gobump-in-the-night.
-M.S. 
-mom 
  
-==== IF THOUGHTS COULD KILL ====+M.S. 
 +==== If Thoughts Could Kill ====
    
 The population of Australia would be considerably depleted. The population of Australia would be considerably depleted.
-For instance, everyone who has deliberately started a bushfire and everyone who has let a fire get away would now be stoking in eternity. The thoughts of bush lovers, tree lovers, bird lovers, would have sent them there. And we don't mean maybe--+ 
 +For instance, everyone who has deliberately started a bushfire and everyone who has let a fire get away would now be stoking in eternity. The thoughts of bush lovers, tree lovers, bird lovers, would have sent them there. And we don't mean maybe... 
 D.L. D.L.
 +
 +
 "We live in the eternal Now, and it is Now that we create our destiny. It follows, that to grieve over the past is useless and to make plans for the future is a waste of time. There is only one ambition that is good, and that is: so to live Now that none may weary of life's emptiness and none may have to do the task we leave undone," "We live in the eternal Now, and it is Now that we create our destiny. It follows, that to grieve over the past is useless and to make plans for the future is a waste of time. There is only one ambition that is good, and that is: so to live Now that none may weary of life's emptiness and none may have to do the task we leave undone,"
 +
 From the Book of the Sayings of Tsian Samdup. From the Book of the Sayings of Tsian Samdup.
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-===== A BUNYIP AND HER RUCKSACK =====+===== A Bunyip and her Rucksack ===== 
 +By Marie B. Byles 
 + 
 +It was her birthday and Uncle Jim and Auntie Dolly had given ger a real rucksack, a "Bunyip Senior" with pockets in it, and better still Auntie Dolly was to take her out for her first Bunyip Walk, She could hardly sleep for excitement.
  
-By Marie B. Byles. 
-It was her birthday and Uncle Jim and Auntie Dolly had given ger a real rucksack, a "Bunyip Senior" with pockets in it, and better still Aunti?Dolly was to take her out for her first Bunyip Walk, She could hardly sleep for excitement. 
 In the morning she packed and unpacked and repacked the new rucksack several times over until it was perfect. Then she slung it on her back and walked to the station almost bursting with pride. There were twenty-three Bunyips on the walk, boys and girls, old and young, and the young ones seemed to lead all the others, and she was a young one. They climbed up rocks and slid down prescipices; they bathed in the river and cooked potatoes and chops in the fire. It was just glorious. In the morning she packed and unpacked and repacked the new rucksack several times over until it was perfect. Then she slung it on her back and walked to the station almost bursting with pride. There were twenty-three Bunyips on the walk, boys and girls, old and young, and the young ones seemed to lead all the others, and she was a young one. They climbed up rocks and slid down prescipices; they bathed in the river and cooked potatoes and chops in the fire. It was just glorious.
-That night she was asleep almost before her head touched the pillow and when Mother came to tuck her up, Mother found that she had securely strapped the rucksack on her sho4ders over her pyjamas 1+ 
 +That night she was asleep almost before her head touched the pillow and when Mother came to tuck her up, Mother found that she had securely strapped the rucksack on her shoulders over her pyjamas
 + 
 That is a true story, bushwalkers, and I can understand exactly how that little maid felt. The happiest days of my childhood were the days in the bush and they linger more clearly in my memory than any circus or pantomine, or even the times I came top of the class. There must be thousands of children like that little girl who took her rucksack to bed, and there is no greater joy than to see such children in the bush. Their enthusiasm becomes yours "and you come back feeling younger and happier yourself. That is a true story, bushwalkers, and I can understand exactly how that little maid felt. The happiest days of my childhood were the days in the bush and they linger more clearly in my memory than any circus or pantomine, or even the times I came top of the class. There must be thousands of children like that little girl who took her rucksack to bed, and there is no greater joy than to see such children in the bush. Their enthusiasm becomes yours "and you come back feeling younger and happier yourself.
-Do you know any children who might like to go bushwalking? Of course you do. WellIbring them out with the Bunyips and become an active member of the Bunyips yourself. You will obtain an enormous amount of pleasure out of it, and incidentally you will be giving tremendous happiness to the boys and girls you take out as well as building up the bushwalking movement far better than any number of Federation meetings could ever do.+ 
 +Do you know any children who might like to go bushwalking? Of course you do. Well, bring them out with the Bunyips and become an active member of the Bunyips yourself. You will obtain an enormous amount of pleasure out of it, and incidentally you will be giving tremendous happiness to the boys and girls you take out as well as building up the bushwalking movement far better than any number of Federation meetings could ever do. 
 A schedule of the Bunyip walks can be obtained from "Topsy" Ankerson, Richard Croker or myself, and if none of us are at the Club, just leave a note on the board and we will post you one. A schedule of the Bunyip walks can be obtained from "Topsy" Ankerson, Richard Croker or myself, and if none of us are at the Club, just leave a note on the board and we will post you one.
-It may be that you already take out boys and girls in the bush, If so, good luck to you. But remember that union is strength, and that to be successful a Junior Bushwalking movement must be based on organized numbers. Consider whether it might not be a good idea to link them up with the Bunyips. + 
-Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons, +It may be that you already take out boys and girls in the bush, If so, good luck to you. But remember that union is strength, and that to be successful a Junior Bushwalking movement must be based on organised numbers. Consider whether it might not be a good idea to link them up with the Bunyips. 
-It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. -- Walt Whitman. + 
-===== CLUB GOSSIP ===== +---- 
-Congratulations are again the order of the day --- + 
-Max O'Halloran has announced his engagement to a Temora lass, Miss Madeleine Meagher. +Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons,\\ 
-Betty Bell and Don Gordon were married during February& +It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.\\ 
-Best wishes for every brand of joy, to all these folks !+ -- Walt Whitman. 
 +===== Club Gossip ===== 
 + 
 +Congratulations are again the order of the day: 
 +  *Max O'Halloran has announced his engagement to a Temora lass, Miss Madeleine Meagher. 
 +  *Betty Bell and Don Gordon were married during February 
 + 
 +Best wishes for every brand of joy, to all these folks! 
 The balance of our congratulations must be equally divided between our old friends, Thel. and Arthur Hellyer, and one of our newest members, Max Swift, and wife, Lorna. In the last few weeks these two couples have each become the proud parents of a small daughter. The balance of our congratulations must be equally divided between our old friends, Thel. and Arthur Hellyer, and one of our newest members, Max Swift, and wife, Lorna. In the last few weeks these two couples have each become the proud parents of a small daughter.
-We have been told by an expert, that Miss Hellyer is dark and beautiful and Miss Swift, fair and beautiful. Some day we hope to see them bath and confirm the reportmeanwhile, welcome, young ladiest + 
-We were glad to see Hec.Carruthers and his wife and son at the club room on February 16th for Tom Moppett's lecture on "Buller and Bogong". Young Gordon apparently enjoyed the snow pictures; at any rate he made very appreciative gurgling noises, or gave loud, disbelieving grunts at very appropriate places. Already a young man of discernment! +We have been told by an expert, that Miss Hellyer is dark **and beautiful** and Miss Swift, fair **and beautiful**. Some day we hope to see them both and confirm the report - meanwhile, welcome, young ladies! 
-Suzanne Richard writes from New York in appreciation of "The Bush walker" No.3, and adds: "I gather that the S.B.W. is still as flourishing as ever and that they are still tigers for tough walks. I still try to get out every Sunday and certainly miss it if I don't. However, I am afraid that I will be no match for you all when I get backs after all this sissy American walking with cleared and marked trails, and shelter S spaced at easy intervals. Say 'cheerio' to all my friends in the S.B.W."+ 
 +We were glad to see Hec. Carruthers and his wife and son at the club room on February 16th for Tom Moppett's lecture on "Buller and Bogong". Young Gordon apparently enjoyed the snow pictures; at any rate he made very appreciative gurgling noises, or gave loud, disbelieving grunts at very appropriate places. Already a young man of discernment! 
 + 
 +Suzanne Richard writes from New York in appreciation of "The Bush walker" No.3, and adds: "I gather that the S.B.W. is still as flourishing as ever and that they are still tigers for tough walks. I still try to get out every Sunday and certainly miss it if I don't. However, I am afraid that I will be no match for you all when I get backs after all this sissy American walking with cleared and marked trails, and shelters spaced at easy intervals. Say 'cheerio' to all my friends in the S.B.W."
  
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