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-TI-11_,SyDi__!_lEI +====== The Sydney Bushwalker ======
-A monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.+
  
-No64. Price 3d. APRIL 19407''''''+A Monthly Bulletin devoted to matters of interest to The Sydney Bush Walkers, 5 Hamilton Street, Sydney.
  
-Editor: Dorothy Lawry Business Managers Mary Stoddarte Publication) Doreen Harrie and Jessie Martin: +No.64 Price 3d
-Staff ) Bill Mullins and Arthur Salmon. +
-www nom*.ft ftw MMMMM   +
-00.4L2LE   +
-Editorial , .. page 1 +
-1940 Re "union by Dorothy Langworthy. . n 2 +
-Federation News 0000 000 n 3 +
-Huts on the Highlands by Taro I".. n 4 +
-Savage Carvings Advertisement. .,. ..a. n 5 +
-At Our Own Meeting *00* 000* ft 6 +
-Public Notice Alm ...it,. n 7 +
-Frosty's Advertisement 0000 see* ft 8 +
-Two Grose Valley :Excursions by Edna Garrad OSelk 9 +
-Club Gossip 041410 " 11 +
-Highlights - sponsored by Stephenson 8: Bird Site " 12 +
-Crocodile Story by Ian Malcolm 000* " 13 +
-Federation's First Re-union by L.G. Harrison 0400 " 14 +
-Paddy's Advertisement .. 'D... " 15 +
-Notes on the Swimming Carnivaloto. ... 0 16+
  
-When we were young and unofficial, way back in June,1932, No. 7 opened with these words, which in No. 64 we repeat most heartily,+===== April, 1940 ===== 
 + 
 +|**Editor**| Dorothy Lawry| 
 +|**Business Manager**| Mary Stoddart| 
 +|**Publication Staff**| Doreen Harris and Jessie Martin; Bill Mullins and Arthur Salmon| 
 + 
 +===== Contents ===== 
 + 
 +|Editorial| |  1| 
 +|1940 Re-union|by Dorothy Langworthy|  2| 
 +|Federation News| |  3| 
 +|Huts on the Highlands| by Taro|  4| 
 +|Savage Carvings Advertisement| |  5| 
 +|At Our Own Meeting| |  6| 
 +|Public Notice| |  7| 
 +|Frosty's Advertisement| |  8| 
 +|Two Grose Valley Excursions|by Edna Garrad |  9| 
 +|Club Gossip| |  11| 
 +|Highlights|sponsored by Stephenson & Bird|  12| 
 +|Crocodile Story|by Ian Malcolm|  13| 
 +|Federation's First Re-union|by L.G. Harrison|  14| 
 +|Paddy's Advertisement| |  15| 
 +|Notes on the Swimming Carnival, etc| |  16| 
 + 
 +When we were young and unofficial, way back in June, 1932, No. 7 opened with these words, which in No. 64 we repeat most heartily,
  
 " 'The Bushwalker' extends a hearty welcome to the new committee,- may their meetings continue to be happy and hectic as in the past." " 'The Bushwalker' extends a hearty welcome to the new committee,- may their meetings continue to be happy and hectic as in the past."
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 The Federation has made a suggestion that clubs might take part in inter-club debates. It was agreed to notify the Federation that the SBW thinks the idea an excellent one but suggests that the debates take place around the campfire rather than indoors. The Federation has made a suggestion that clubs might take part in inter-club debates. It was agreed to notify the Federation that the SBW thinks the idea an excellent one but suggests that the debates take place around the campfire rather than indoors.
  
-MrJack Manson has been appointed to fill a vacancy which occured on the Conservation Bureau.+Mr Jack Manson has been appointed to fill a vacancy which occured on the Conservation Bureau.
  
 There was a pleasant interlude, while a telegram from the "Rootses" expressing good wishes for the Re-union, was read to the meeting. There was a pleasant interlude, while a telegram from the "Rootses" expressing good wishes for the Re-union, was read to the meeting.
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   * **President:** Richard Croker   * **President:** Richard Croker
-  * **Vice Presidents:** +  * **Vice Presidents:** Edna Garrad, Roley Cutter
   * **Honorary Secretary:** Tom Moppett   * **Honorary Secretary:** Tom Moppett
   * **Assistant Honorary Secretary:** Jean Trimble   * **Assistant Honorary Secretary:** Jean Trimble
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 R.L.S. R.L.S.
  
-5 SOLE SAY+---- 
-rBUSINESS AND PIEASU1E Don't Mix" + 
-Well, they don't, do they, as a rule? Just about the last thing one would think of talking about on a bush walk, for instance, is business,: By the sane token, I feel rather guilty of intruding +**Some say:** 
-(8) + 
-the subject in these pages. However, getting it over quickly, "Frostie", during those tiresomeperiods between meek-end! lurks behind a sign reading - +===== Business and Pleasure ===== 
-ADA. FROST DIRESSIAKER + 
-and in spite of this handicap, manages to be quite efficient in the matter of styles and workmanship. +**Don't Mix** 
-In case you might be interested some time, the addriliss is - + 
-POST OFFICE CHAMBERS  +Well, they don't, do they, as a rule? Just about the last thing one would think of talking about on a bush walk, for instance, is businessBy the sane token, I feel rather guilty of intruding the subject in these pages. However, getting it over quickly, "Frostie", during those tiresome periods between week-ends lurks behind a sign reading - 
-3.14-92.9222-PIA-Rant/: + 
-and the 'Phone Geolpe B.U. 5427. +**Ada Frost\\ 
-,r11117) ORC.'.??T, +Dressmaker** 
-Garrad.. + 
-Slowly and somewhat reluctantly I wakened, and then gradually became aware of the beauty around me. The early morning light was filtering through the tall slender gums, lending them a mystic and placid loveliness. It was an ateloephere to inopire reverence and awe, and the only sound was the faint stirring of the leaves in the breeze and the tve itterings of the birds. I was supremely content. +and in spite of this handicap, manages to be quite efficient in the matter of styles and workmanship. In case you might be interested some time, the address is - 
-Suddenly I remembered. This was the day we were to climb Mount King George I aroused my companions and we prepared and ate our breakfast with one eye on the changing light reflected from the sunrise.Finally at about 6 a;Tne we set forth armed with a length of rope, cameras, and a supply of oranges. There were several parties camped in the Forest and they eyed our early start with assumed horror. + 
-Ken and Colin, of course, are experienced climbers, but like most bushwalkers, I have done little climbing with ropes, and I was seething with excitement and perhaps a little apprehension,+**%%11A, 5h Floor 
-We took the first ridge on the left rising from the Grose below Blue Gumand worked our way ep Ara 11 be low the rock face s we ente red the creek 'bed, and from then on were continua:U.,in and out of the creek. We found lots of friendly branches, tree trunks and roots to assist us in ascending to the different levels. The first time we used the rope was rather interesting. +Post Office Chambers 
-It was possible to reach the lodge above, but there were no holds. Subsequently we laseeed two trees and formed a kind of ladder in the middle It was irapcssible to use either tree singly, as they were on each side of the portion we needed to climb, and to have used one or the other would have necessitated swinging over space. Once Ken was up, it was quite simple. There was one delightful spot where the rocks form a natural balcony with balustrade, from which you can look down to the river and realise the height you have made. +333 George St, Sydney%%** 
-The most difficult portion is near the top. The creek bed divides into two chirmoy s, the one on the right being quite impossible, and the one on the left for some time did not look 'Cr o ry hopofulo The rock forms a shallow typo of chimney with practically no walls and flat at the back,; However Ken got up and having arrivcd2 spent a considerable time studying the balance of the cliff Wm- ore lowering the rope for Colin and me,. It was dree dful. The thought of not making the top after having cam so far was tragic. Heweverv haveng studied the poeition carefully, Ken leweecel the repo and went up the chinney I was a bit staggeredr Alan I saw the email rock and more pexticular15; the angle of the rock to which the rope had been o1ayod. In those eircunst exec s It is well to be aware of your own 4:nor:moo and have lots of faith in your leader; I decided cheerfully that "1..en knew beet". We found that the difficulty which had boon concerning him was a nasty corner with a drop of sixty or + 
- seventy foot beneath. There was no danger while the rock helcl, but it was the kind of thin lodged rock that crumbles away. However this was successfully negotiated and then it was no distexecto the tope +and the Phone BW 5427 
-Vie had talked of this climb since Eight-Hourm'Weekend when with Marie, Peter and Ray!,.vie had made a set camp at the beck of MountKing George and explored the tops. Now, having made our objective we wore more contented than triumphant, end all walkers know the satisfaction of a feat accomplished + 
-( 10 ) +===== Two Grose Valley Excursions ===== 
-It was a glorious morning- blue sky, fleecy clouds and a gentle breeze. + 
-There were wild flowers in abundance, and the perfume of the boronia floribunda was a continual delight. +by Edna Garrad 
-We continued along the cliff edge until we reached the col between King George and MtCayley. We had previously tried to climb this creek and also the next, but without ropes and with the possibility of finding oursCi in a position where we could neither get down or ascend, and had given up tLa attempt. Later however Ray, Ken and Pete had made their way up from the bottom, so that we knew this gully was negotiable. Although this creek is interesting it is not as exciting as the first one. I preferred to use the r.7' + 
-., on several occasions and would not care to go dawn without it. I have a horrible memory of Ken shinning up a tree with a drop of hundreds of feet beneath him. Half way down we can across a most extraordinary plant. It was like a giant christmas bell about six times the size of a good sized belland with lots of flowers on the stem. Below tho cliff faces we worked across to the right, down the ridge and back to Blue Gem for lunch- well satisfied with our morning's work. +Slowly and somewhat reluctantly I wakened, and then gradually became aware of the beauty around me. The early morning light was filtering through the tall slender gums, lending them a mystic and placid loveliness. It was an atmosphere to inspire reverence and awe, and the only sound was the faint stirring of the leaves in the breeze and the twitterings of the birds. I was supremely content. 
-Anniversary weekend we returned to the Grose, but camped about four miles below Blue Gum. Our objective this time Was what We call the Coal Nine Gully, and no doubt you have all noticed the mine on the map and the zig zag track marked loading to it. I had tried to pick out the mina from below, above and across the valley, but without success. This was not remarkable + 
-as the mine entrance we found to be facing the creek bed and entering straight into the cliff side. The shaft only goes in about twenty odd feet. We held a council of war here, and decided that Ken and Dorothy would take the right hand side of the crook, Fred Svenson and Colin the left, and I would continue up the creek bed. My way proved simple and there were evidences of wallaby tracks and, un thought, signs that this route had been used by the prospectors. From the top we had previously decided that this gully would undoubtedly prove impossible, but were anxious to "give it a go". It proved remarkably easy. Following up the crook bed there is an obvious way out to the right, and this gully can be recommended to anyone interested in anew way out of the Grose. There are well defined tracks loading to the Boll Road, but it would be best to discuss this portion with someone who has boon there..unlass you have plenty of time to spare. The going an the tracks is easy, and presumably they are used by cattle,+Suddenly I remembered. This was the day we were to climb Mount King GeorgeI aroused my companions and we prepared and ate our breakfast with one eye on the changing light reflected from the sunrise. Finally at about 6 am we set forth armed with a length of rope, cameras, and a supply of oranges. There were several parties camped in the Forest and they eyed our early start with assumed horror. 
-Leaving the crook bed, we climbed over Mt. Caton across another knob and then reached a very green gully which wo had observed from the other side of the Grose and had considered looked very promising. It proved to be the most beautiful of the four gullies we had climbed, being full of tree ferns land lower down we came to a delightful running stream, which, after the + 
-murky Grose and other streams we have come to regard as usual this summer, was a real joy. We had lunch in a pleasant spot half way down, beside spool and surrounded by tree ferns. Theonly snags in this descent wore the lower +Ken and Colin, of course, are experienced climbers, but like most bushwalkers, I have done little climbing with ropes, and I was seething with excitement and perhaps a little apprehension. 
-vines and the thorns of the tree fornso They wore most unfriendly. There was no difficulty in climbing down to the river, and the rope was not required in either of these gullies. They are easily accessible to any walker. The last crook is roughly opposite the crook which forms the only way we knowi-yotis onto Mount Hay from the Grose. + 
-(11) +We took the first ridge on the left rising from the Grose below Blue Gum and worked our way up. Well below the rock faces we entered the creek bed, and from then on were continually in and out of the creek. We found lots of friendly branches, tree trunks and roots to assist us in ascending to the different levels. The first time we used the rope was rather interesting. 
-Both these trips proved extremely interesting, and undoubtedly to explore new countryi not knowing whether you will make it or have to turn back and retrace all the ground gained, is indeed the very spice of walking. + 
-qm GOSSIP. +It was possible to reach the ledge above, but there were no holds. Subsequently we lassoed two trees and formed a kind of ladder in the middleIt was impossible to use either tree singly, as they were on each side of the portion we needed to climb, and to have used one or the other would have necessitated swinging over space. Once Ken was up, it was quite simple. There was one delightful spot where the rocks form a natural balcony with balustrade, from which you can look down to the river and realise the height you have made. 
-George Baker, who broke his ankle while skiing in New Zealand last year, is back in Sydney again with said ankle nearly as good as new. We were pleased to see George at the Rea-union. + 
-Two couples who announced their engagements recently are, +The most difficult portion is near the top. The creek bed divides into two chimneys, the one on the right being quite impossible, and the one on the left for some time did not look very hopeful. The rock forms a shallow type of chimney with practically no walls and flat at the back; However Ken got up and having arrived, spent a considerable time studying the balance of the cliff before lowering the rope for Colin and me. It was dreadful. The thought of not making the top after having come so far was tragic. However, having studied the position carefully, Ken lowered the rope and went up the chimney. I was a bit staggered when I saw the small rock and more particularly the angle of the rock to which the rope had been belayed. In those circumstances it is well to be aware of your own ignorance and have lots of faith in your leader; I decided cheerfully that "Ken knew best". We found that the difficulty which had been concerning him was a nasty corner with a drop of sixty or seventy foot beneath. There was no danger while the rock held, but it was the kind of thin lodged rock that crumbles away. However this was successfully negotiated and then it was no distance to the top. 
-Audrey Wilkins and Alan Whitfield, and Alice Collins and Allan Wyborn. We wish them all the best of luck. + 
-We understand that Audrey Lumsden is now MrsPhil Lockwood, so watch young Stan; with no big sister at home to suppress him he will probably be bursting forth in all sorts of directions. +We had talked of this climb since Eight-Hour Weekend when with Marie, Peter and Ray, we had made a set camp at the back of Mount King George and explored the tops. Now, having made our objectivewe were more contented than triumphant, and all walkers know the satisfaction of a feat accomplished. 
-...... M1.1.011.4M11. .......... + 
-Bk. +It was a glorious morning - blue sky, fleecy clouds and a gentle breeze. 
-Notice on the Reserved Carriage taking party of S.B.Wts to the Re-unionv"'Reserved Fifty 2nd Class Bushwalkers." + 
-I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue bills are, But aman can have the Sun for friend, and for his guide a star; And therats no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard, For the river calls and the road calls, and ohthe call of a bird +There were wild flowers in abundance, and the perfume of the Boronia floribunda was a continual delight. 
--- Gerald Gould. + 
-(12) +We continued along the cliff edge until we reached the col between King George and Mt Cayley [note that at this time Edgeworth David Head was called Mt Cayley or Mt Caley]. We had previously tried to climb this creek and also the next, but without ropes and with the possibility of finding ourselves in a position where we could neither get down or ascend, and had given up the attempt. Later however Ray, Ken and Pete had made their way up from the bottom, so that we knew this gully [David Crevasse] was negotiable. Although this creek is interesting it is not as exciting as the first one. I preferred to use the rope on several occasions and would not care to go down without it. I have a horrible memory of Ken shinning up a tree with a drop of hundreds of feet beneath him. Half way down we can across a most extraordinary plant. It was like a giant christmas bell about six times the size of a good sized belland with lots of flowers on the stem. Below the cliff faces we worked across to the right, down the ridge and back to Blue Gum for lunch - well satisfied with our morning's work. 
-"HIGHLIGHTS" + 
-Sponsored by +---- 
-STEPIENSON BIRD. + 
-OpticiansOptometrists and Orthoptists. +Anniversary weekend we returned to the Grose, but camped about four miles below Blue Gum. Our objective this time was what we call the Coal Mine Gully [Zobel Gully], and no doubt you have all noticed the mine on the map and the zig zag track marked loading to it. I had tried to pick out the mine from below, above and across the valley, but without success. This was not remarkable as the mine entrance we found to be facing the creek bed and entering straight into the cliff side. The shaft only goes in about twenty odd feet. We held a council of war here, and decided that Ken and Dorothy would take the right hand side of the creek, Fred Svenson and Colin the left, and I would continue up the creek bed. My way proved simple and there were evidences of wallaby tracks and, we thought, signs that this route had been used by the prospectors. From the top we had previously decided that this gully would undoubtedly prove impossible, but were anxious to "give it a go". It proved remarkably easy. Following up the creek bed there is an obvious way out to the right, and this gully can be recommended to anyone interested in a new way out of the Grose. There are well defined tracks loading to the Bell Road, but it would be best to discuss this portion with someone who has been there - unless you have plenty of time to spare. The going on the tracks is easy, and presumably they are used by cattle. 
-'Phones B 1438 Morris M.Stepbenson + 
-XB 4406. A.S 'Tee. (Dip.Opt +Leaving the creek bed, we climbed over Mt Catey [now called Mt Caley] across another knob and then reached a very green gully [Garrad Gulch] which we had observed from the other side of the Grose and had considered looked very promising. It proved to be the most beautiful of the four gullies we had climbed, being full of tree ferns and lower down we came to a delightful running stream, which, after the murky Grose and other streams we have come to regard as usual this summer, was a real joy. We had lunch in a pleasant spot half way down, beside a pool and surrounded by tree ferns. The only snags in this descent were the lower vines and the thorns of the tree ferns. They were most unfriendly. There was no difficulty in climbing down to the river, and the rope was not required in either of these gullies. They are easily accessible to any walker. The last creek is roughly opposite the creek which forms the only way we know - yet - onto Mount Hay from the Grose. 
- ...... ..... ..... + 
-This month Morrie Stephenson supplies us with some notes on - THE ORIGET,OF CILIER.A. +Both these trips proved extremely interesting, and undoubtedly to explore new country not knowing whether you will make it or have to turn back and retrace all the ground gained, is indeed the very spice of walking. 
-The optical principles of the camera were first expounded at the end of the sixteenth century by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. The first camera was made by Baptista della Porta of Naples in 1605 although the credit is usually given to Robert Hookewho made an instrument in 1679. These instruments were unable to produce photographs and simply consisted of a lens which focussed an Image upon a ground glass plate. Such a device is known today as the 'Camera Obscurai  + 
-In 1727 J.H. Schultze, a Germantook copies of aletter by a method of contact printingand he employed silver nitrate in the grace ss. The darkening action of light on silver chloride was first properly investigated by the Swedish chemist 'Scheele'. W.H. Wollaston observed that the colour of yellow gum guaiacum was altered by the action of lightand Sir Humphrey Davy also noted a similar effect in the case of moist oxide of lead.+===== Club Gossip ===== 
 + 
 +George Baker, who broke his ankle while skiing in New Zealand last year, is back in Sydney again with said ankle nearly as good as new. We were pleased to see George at the Re-union. 
 + 
 +Two couples who announced their engagements recently are, Audrey Wilkins and Alan Whitfield, and Alice Collins and Allan Wyborn. We wish them all the best of luck. 
 + 
 +We understand that Audrey Lumsden is now Mrs Phil Lockwood, so watch young Stan; with no big sister at home to suppress him he will probably be bursting forth in all sorts of directions. 
 + 
 +===== Railway Ribaldries ===== 
 + 
 + 
 +Notice on the Reserved Carriage taking party of SBW to the Re-union:- 
 + 
 +"Reserved Fifty 2nd Class Bushwalkers." 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are,  
 +But a man can have the Sun for friend, and for his guide a star;  
 +And there'no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,  
 +For the river calls and the road calls, and ohthe call of a bird
 + 
 +-- Gerald Gould 
 + 
 +===== Highlights ===== 
 + 
 +Sponsored by\\ 
 +**Stephenson Bird**\\ 
 +OpticiansOptometrists and Orthopists\\ 
 +Martin Place, Sydney\\ 
 +Phones: B1438 
 +XB4406 
 + 
 +Morris M Stephenson A.S.T.C.(Dip.Opt.) F.I.O. 
 + 
 +  
 +This month Morrie Stephenson supplies us with some notes on -  
 + 
 +==== The Origin of the Camera ==== 
 + 
 + 
 +The optical principles of the camera were first expounded at the end of the sixteenth century by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. The first camera was made by Baptista della Porta of Naples in 1605 although the credit is usually given to Robert Hookewho made an instrument in 1679. These instruments were unable to produce photographs and simply consisted of a lens which focussed an image upon a ground glass plate. Such a device is known today as the 'Camera Obscura'
 + 
 +In 1727 J.H. Schultze, a Germantook copies of a letter by a method of contact printingand he employed silver nitrate in the process. The darkening action of light on silver chloride was first properly investigated by the Swedish chemist 'Scheele'. W.H. Wollaston observed that the colour of yellow gum guaiacum was altered by the action of lightand Sir Humphrey Davy also noted a similar effect in the case of moist oxide of lead. 
 The first photographic print was obtained in 1802 by Thomas Wedgwood. He used silver nitrate and obtained prints giving the outlines of shadows. The first photographic print was obtained in 1802 by Thomas Wedgwood. He used silver nitrate and obtained prints giving the outlines of shadows.
-The well known work of Daguerre and Niepce in France was revealed in 1837and four years later their contemporary, *Talbot patented in England a process for producing photographic prints. From this on, the progress has been rapidthe mane of George K. Eastman of Rochester, New York, being outstanding. + 
-    +The well known work of Daguerre and Niepce in France was revealed in 1837and four years later their contemporary, Talbotpatented in England a process for producing photographic prints. From this on, the progress has been rapidthe mane of George K. Eastman of Rochester, New York, being outstanding. 
-Thanks MorriePhotography is a very live subject with bushwalkers at present. In fact, 1940 should see a big increase in the numbers of camera enthusiasts as well as on improvement in their standards fort not only is + 
-the Federation making arrangements for a series of lectures on photographybut our own Club, the S.B.W.* is going to hold Photographic Exhibitions and Competitions in the club room. +---- 
-The first of these Exhibitions will take place on 26th April, 19409 and full details may be seen on the notice board. +    
-(13) +ThanksMorriePhotography is a very live subject with bushwalkers at present. In fact, 1940 should see a big increase in the numbers of camera enthusiasts as well as on improvement in their standards for not only is the Federation making arrangements for a series of lectures on photographybut our own Club, the SBW, is going to hold Photographic Exhibitions and Competitions in the club room. 
-CROCOIIIE STORY. + 
-Whe re -the Swamp of Ingourie runs down +The first of these Exhibitions will take place on 26th April, 1940, and full details may be seen on the notice board. 
-You remember the Monster that haunted Loch Ness? Well, Yambats got wan of its own, more or less. He was seen on the train-line a-pickinhis teethAnthe places he turns up, 'tis past all belief He 'twinty foot long- sure that's nearly a mileWid eyes big as tea-plates, an' abeautiful If you want for to see him, tedad, you should be Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea it + 
-The Police were informed, an' they went to the ground, For clues of a Crocodile snooping around; +===== Crocodile Story ===== 
-An' Pressmeaoan. Experts, an" MaPos galore + 
-All gathered to talk- an' jazrztuis to explore +====Where the Swamp of Ingourie runs down==== 
-But the Croc,he was shy, in the limelight he pinedAn went gushing tears of the crocodile kind Wid his finger-prints takenhe lost all his glee Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea ! + 
-Now there's people who sneer an' make jokes in the Press, An' they says " 'Tie all blame-- just like at Loch Ness" But there's others who awe ax' that he bellows at night, An' gargles his throat as he swallows a bite. +You remember the Monster that haunted Loch Ness?\\ 
-To the lad who can find him, T'Reward's not a dime +Well, Yamba'got wan of its own, more or less.\\ 
-+He was seen on the train-line a-pickinhis teeth\\ 
-But a good fifty pounds, for his trouble an' times So i thik that tomorrow, 'tis fish5rit be - Where the swamp of Angourie runs dam to the sea +Anthe places he turns up, 'tis past all belief!\\ 
-If your'e passint that way in the next day or twos Anthe Croc's not arrested or put in the Zoo, Then maybe you'll see him- just driftins along, WId a smile on his lips and his heart in a song; An' if you should spot him quite close to the shore With an extra large bulge in his fat pinafore- Shure- that might be an Expert, an MoPte- or a. - Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea +He'twinty foot long - sure that's nearly a mile!\\ 
-(by Ian (Scotty) Malcolm +Wid eyes big as tea-plates, an' a beautiful smile\\ 
-A Judge says, "Picnic parties are the biggest enemies of rural beauty." Litter-ally speaking, of course.+If you want for to see him, bedad, you should be\\ 
 +Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea
 + 
 +The Police were informed, an' they went to the ground,\\ 
 +For clues of a Crocodile snooping around;\\ 
 +An' Pressmen, an' Experts, an' MPs galore\\ 
 +All gathered to talk - an' perhaps to explore!\\ 
 +But the Croc, he was shy, in the limelight he pined,\\ 
 +Anwent gushing tears of the crocodile kind\\ 
 + Wid his finger-prints taken he lost all his glee -\\ 
 +Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea! 
 + 
 +Now there's people who sneer an' make jokes in the Press,\\ 
 +An' they say: "'Tis all blame - just like at Loch Ness"\\ 
 +But there's others who swear that he bellows at night,\\ 
 +An' gargles his throat as he swallows a bite.\\ 
 +To the lad who can find him, T'Reward's not a dime -\\ 
 +But a good fifty pounds, for his trouble an' time,\\ 
 +So I think that tomorrow, 'tis fishing I'll be -\\ 
 +Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea
 + 
 +If you're passin' that way in the next day or two,\\ 
 +Anthe Croc's not arrested or put in the Zoo,\\ 
 +Then maybe you'll see him - just driftin' along,\\ 
 +Wid a smile on his lips and his heart in a song;\\ 
 +An' if you should spot him quite close to the shore\\ 
 +With an extra large bulge in his fat pinafore -\\ 
 +Shure - that might be an Expert, an MP or **me**\\ 
 +Where the swamp of Angourie runs down to the sea
 + 
 +by Ian (Scotty) Malcolm 
 +---- 
 +A Judge says, "Picnic parties are the biggest enemies of rural beauty."  
 + 
 +Litter-ally speaking, of course. 
 From "The Catalina Islander" - California. From "The Catalina Islander" - California.
-(14) +---- 
-.12x).. Hari_ 1.2ont + 
-Reserved carriages, scores of rucksacks and many cheery, healthyptalking owners; such was the overture to the First Annual Re.-Union organised by the N.S.W. Federation of Bush Walking Clubs. +===== The Federation's First Re-union ===== 
-The parties arrived by foot, by lorry and by car at Luscombe'Flat On the Grose River and spread over an area of approximately a quarter of a mile along the edge of the river. Paddy Pallin's face sitting in front of a notice, "Silence, Committee in session", was the greeting that many of us got when we arrived, and everyone agreed that Paddy's happy spirit was the spirit of the week-end+ 
-Tents were erected in a businesslike and efficient manner and very quickly the Flat took on the usual homely, welli-ordered appearance that Bush Walkers' encampments do. +by LG Harrison 
-The Camp-Fire in the evening was lit with due ceremony. First came the President of the Federation, Bill Hob sgrove 9 bearing a flaming torch, from which a representative of each ef the affiliated Clubs lit a torch and then marched across and helped form a circle around each of the two camp-fires. At a given signal, burning torches were plunged in the ready stacked, dry wood and the camp-fires were lit. + 
-There were 250 members present and the entertainment continued far into the night, most of the clubs contributing items. lir. Gordon Young, Physical Fitness Expert, gave an inspiring talk on the needs of the children in poorer areas and particularly the necessity for providing them with healthy out-door recreation. This was followed by an appeal from the Federation's Publicity Bureau for leaders -to take children from the Coronation Playground into the bush: +Reserved carriages, scores of rucksacks and many cheery, healthy, talking owners; such was the overture to the First Annual Re-Union organised by the NSW Federation of Bush Walking Clubs. 
-At about 12.30 a m. the more or less forme/ programme ended with supper and many campers drifted off to bed. The remaining enthusiasts made a circle round one fire and sang and harmonised far into the morning. + 
-During Sunday demonstrations of bushcraft and canoeing were given. A raft was improvised with groundsheets and bracken, and a patient was floated across the river an it. The campers were also shown how to float packs across the river by wrapping them in groundsheets to keep them dry. +The parties arrived by foot, by lorry and by car at Luscombes Flat On the Grose River and spread over an area of approximately a quarter of a mile along the edge of the river. Paddy Pallin's face sitting in front of a notice, "Silence, Committee in session", was the greeting that many of us got when we arrived, and everyone agreed that Paddy's happy spirit was the spirit of the weekend. 
-The friendly spirit or the bush was evident in spite of the February heat, and the campers ma de the most of this opportunity of meeting members of other clubs. All considered that the Federation had made a distinct step forward in bringing so many together for the free interchange of ideas and the furthering of its ideals. + 
-(16) +Tents were erected in a businesslike and efficient manner and very quickly the Flat took on the usual homely, well-ordered appearance that Bush Walkers' encampments do. 
-NOTES ON TI:11ANILIAL.- + 
-by Edna _,Garrad. +The Camp-Fire in the evening was lit with due ceremony. First came the President of the Federation, Bill Holesgrove, bearing a flaming torch, from which a representative of each of the affiliated Clubs lit a torch and then marched across and helped form a circle around each of the two camp-fires. At a given signal, burning torches were plunged in the ready stacked, dry wood and the camp-fires were lit. 
-The gviimraing carnival was again held at Sandy Bends Mintos and was attended by about fifty members. This was considera.13Iy less than last year mring no doubt to the fact that the Federation Reunion was a counter attraction. We all had a jolly good time and under Bill _Henley-is guidance the events were run off in record style. The results were as follows: + 
--1. Men Ladies Men +There were 250 members present and the entertainment continued far into the night, most of the clubs contributing items. Mr Gordon Young, Physical Fitness Expert, gave an inspiring talk on the needs of the children in poorer areas and particularly the necessity for providing them with healthy outdoor recreation. This was followed by an appeal from the Federation's Publicity Bureau for leaders to take children from the Coronation Playground into the bush
-93 yards Championship + 
-50 +At about 12.30 am the more or less formal programme ended with supper and many campers drifted off to bed. The remaining enthusiasts made a circle round one fire and sang and harmonised far into the morning. 
-100 " + 
-100 Handicap. Rescue Race +During Sunday demonstrations of bushcraft and canoeing were given. A raft was improvised with groundsheets and bracken, and a patient was floated across the river on it. The campers were also shown how to float packs across the river by wrapping them in groundsheets to keep them dry. 
-Telegram Race + 
-11 11 +The friendly spirit or the bush was evident in spite of the February heat, and the campers made the most of this opportunity of meeting members of other clubs. All considered that the Federation had made a distinct step forward in bringing so many together for the free interchange of ideas and the furthering of its ideals. 
-Baloon Plunge + 
-II +===== Notes on the Swimming Carnival ===== 
-Peanut Scramble Diving + 
-ti +by Edna Garrad 
-Underwater swim Diving + 
-Mandle berg CupAd: Whinier A. Wilkins A, Whinier PAllen +The swimming carnival was again held at Sandy Bend, Minto, and was attended by about fifty members. This was considerably less than last year owing no doubt to the fact that the Federation Reunion was a counter attraction. We all had a jolly good time and under Bill Henley'guidance the events were run off in record style. The results were as follows: 
-PWhite and PAllen A. Whither Bo Cooper + 
-TCoffee +|50 yards Championship|Men|A Whillier| 
-F. Allsi vorth +|50 yards Championship|Ladies|A Wilkins| 
-U +|100 yards Championship|Men|A Whillier| 
-AWhillier AWhitfield AWilkins +|100 yards Handicap|Men|P Allen| 
-Edna Stretton A. Wyburn +|Rescue Race| |P White and P Allen
-Co Holstrom +|Telegram Race|Men|Whillier| 
-EGarrad and I.Butler. +|Telegram Race|Ladies|B Cooper| 
-it +|Balloon Race|Men|T Coffee| 
-Ladies Men +|Balloon Race|Ladies|Allsworth| 
-Ladies +|Plunge|Men|A Whillier
-II +|Plunge|Ladies|F Allsworth| 
-te +|Peanut Scramble|Men|A Whitfield
-Ladies Men +|Peanut Scramble|Ladies|A Wilkins| 
-it +|Diving|Men|A Wyborn| 
-Pr ospe ctive s +|Diving|Ladies|Edna Stretton
------ 000- +|Underwater swim|Men|Wyborn| 
-MRTMRS ARE REMIND .. +|Diving|Prospectives|C Holstrom| 
-Section 6 subsection (b) of the Constitution says "Subscriptions shall be due and payable at the Annual Meeting  +|Mandleberg Cup| |E Garrad and I Butler| 
-The Annual Meeting was held on March 8th VW  +  
-3250 Subscriptions are n ueow  + 
-Bill Hall is the Honorary Treasurer this year -- He will be pleased to see you and your subscription. No need to make an appointments just stroll up +===== Members are Reminded ... ===== 
-A.ND PA.Y UP+ 
 +Section 6 subsection (b) of the Constitution says "Subscriptions shall be due and payable at the Annual Meeting"  
 + 
 +The Annual Meeting was held on March 8th 
 + 
 +**1940 Subscriptions are now due** 
 + 
 +Bill Hall is the Honorary Treasurer this yearHe will be pleased to see you and your subscription. No need to make an appointment,  just stroll up **and pay up!**
  
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