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rachel [XMAS TRIP 1939-40]
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rachel [If Thoughts Could Kill]
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 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 =====
  
-BEFORE EASTER Eiderdown Sleeping Bag - frame rucksack - +BEFORE EASTER Eiderdown Sleeping Bag - frame rucksack -
-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.
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 "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. 
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-===== A BUNYIP AND HER RUCKSACK =====+From the Book of the Sayings of Tsian Samdup 
 +===== 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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