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 |The Photographig Exhibition| |13| |The Photographig Exhibition| |13|
 |In the Steps of the Explorers (Part 2)|by Kevin Ardill|14| |In the Steps of the Explorers (Part 2)|by Kevin Ardill|14|
-|"Hikers Lost in Bush"|by "X"|18|+|"Hikers Lost In Bush"|by "X"|18|
 |Federation Notes|by Allen A. Strom|21| |Federation Notes|by Allen A. Strom|21|
  
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 =====Editorial.===== =====Editorial.=====
  
-====Making haste Slowly.====+====Making Haste Slowly.====
  
 In the game of conservation it is occasionally possible to make a bold gesture - the stroke which saved Blue Gum Forest from the axe in 1931, for instance - but as a rule the conservationists, who are probably half a century ahead of the majority of citizens in appreciating the need for saving our bushlands, have to nibble at the matter. In the game of conservation it is occasionally possible to make a bold gesture - the stroke which saved Blue Gum Forest from the axe in 1931, for instance - but as a rule the conservationists, who are probably half a century ahead of the majority of citizens in appreciating the need for saving our bushlands, have to nibble at the matter.
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-AT THE JULY GENERAL MEETING +=====At The July General Meeting.===== 
-Fifty of us were well met for the July meeting, and President Malcolm McGregor had scarcely called the meeting to order, and introduced the two new members, Elsie Bruggy and Alan Wilson, when a resurgence of the late unlamented Noises Off Club threatened the calm of the evening. At first it might have been taken for an overenthusiastic welcome to our newest menbers, but it was soon clear that a gallows was being erected on the floor above. We couldn't even take action in accordance with the By-Laws. + 
-Secretary Gladys Martin battled through minutes and correspondence, it 'being moved That we receive the correspondence we didn't hear". Being close to the front we managed to hear that the Northumberland County Council had wanted the oil refinery, in fact, had a first class spot for it at MiTamander Bay (too late): also from the Scouting Movement, in reply to Jack Gentle's representations, that although scouts may not be saints, we should not blame them for all the destruction of saplings. In fact, there was fairly conclusive evidence that +Fifty of us were well met for the July meeting, and President Malcolm McGregor had scarcely called the meeting to order, and introduced the two new members, Elsie Bruggy and Alan Wilson, when a resurgence of the late unlamented Noises Off Club threatened the calm of the evening. At first it might have been taken for an over-enthusiastic welcome to our newest menbers, but it was soon clear that a gallows was being erected on the floor above. We couldn't even take action in accordance with the By-Laws. 
-----_---_ + 
-I. +Secretary Gladys Martin battled through minutes and correspondence, it being moved "That we receive the correspondence we didn't hear". Being close to the front we managed to hear that the Northumberland County Council __had__ wanted the oil refinery, in fact, had a first class spot for it at Salamander Bay (too late): also from the Scouting Movement, in reply to Jack Gentle's representations, that although scouts may not be saints, we should not blame them for all the destruction of saplings. In fact, there was fairly conclusive evidence that the cutting of timber at Bungaroo had been the work of other campers. However, the conservation case would be published again in the current scouting bulletin. 
-IF YOU ARE GOING PLACES + 
-CONTACT, +When Allen Strom's more powerful voice took over (to read the Federation report) the hammering subsided, defeated. It was quiet during the reading of the financial statement, and the President'announcement that constitutional amendments for the September meeting should be delivered to the August Committee for report. Bill Cosgrove asked about several huts built between Marley and Little Marley, and it appeared that they were on small parcels of land surrounded by National Park, but not of it. The matter had been aired in Federation and there was nothing to be done at present. 
-SCENIC MOTOR TOURS +
-----1===57-37 +
-fHTOOMBA. +
-DAILY TOURS BY PARLOR COACH TO THE WORLD FAMOUS JENOLAN CAVES AND ALL BLUE MOUNTAIN SIGHTS. +
-TRANSPORT BY COACHES FOR PARTIES OF BUSH- WALKERS TO KANANGRA WALLS, GINKIN OR OTHER SUITABLE POINTS BY ARRANGEMENT. +
-FOR ALL INFCRMATION +
-WRITE TO P.O. BOX 60, KATOOMBA. TELEPHONE 60, KATOOMBA. +
-4. +
-the cutting of timber at Bungaroo had been the work of other campers. However, the conservation case would be published again in the current scouting bulletin. +
-When Allen Strom's more powerful voice took over (to read the Federation report) the hammering subsided, defeated. It was quiet during the reading of the financial statement, and the Presidents announcement that constitutional amendments for the September meeting should be delivered to the August Committee for report. Bill Cosgrove asked about several huts built between Marley and Little Marley, and it appeared that they were on small parcels of land surrounded by National Park, but not of it. The matter had been aired in Federation and there was nothing to be done at present.+
 Then, there being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.20 p.m. And there this report should end, except for the fact that the meeting promptly rose, Phoenix-like, from its ashes. It happened so. Gwen Frost questioned a note in the Federation report on camping on private land on the Cox. Allen Strom explained that the landowner certainly could refuse campers. Dot Butler offered and sold a pair of sneakers, notwithstanding additional ventilation supplied by Ira. The President observed that a clean-out of the archives had produced one cardigan, one scarf, and one pair of gloves. Any owners? Then, there being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.20 p.m. And there this report should end, except for the fact that the meeting promptly rose, Phoenix-like, from its ashes. It happened so. Gwen Frost questioned a note in the Federation report on camping on private land on the Cox. Allen Strom explained that the landowner certainly could refuse campers. Dot Butler offered and sold a pair of sneakers, notwithstanding additional ventilation supplied by Ira. The President observed that a clean-out of the archives had produced one cardigan, one scarf, and one pair of gloves. Any owners?
-Taking advantage of the surreptitiously re-opened meeting, Gil Webb referred to Wal Roots' offer at an earlier meeting of throwing open his grounds for a bush party, End suggested it may be possible to hold a barbecue as the Christmas Party. Jack Wren carried it + 
-further by moving that we do just that. Tom Moppett asked if the blackberries had been cleared, and David Roots said yes. The carpenter above put out his cigarette and resumed building the coffin, and Kath Brown had to shout her suggestion that we refer the whole thing to the Social Secretary first. Wouldn't it be better to have a bush party somewhere you could camp? The President said you could camp at Wahroonga and David Roots agreed - there were six acres of the home block, and miles of bush beyond. +Taking advantage of the surreptitiously re-opened meeting, Gil Webb referred to Wal Roots' offer at an earlier meeting of throwing open his grounds for a bush party, and suggested it may be possible to hold a barbecue as the Christmas Party. Jack Wren carried it further by moving that we do just that. Tom Moppett asked if the blackberries had been cleared, and David Roots said yes. The carpenter above put out his cigarette and resumed building the coffin, and Kath Brown had to shout her suggestion that we refer the whole thing to the Social Secretary first. Wouldn't it be better to have a bush party somewhere you could camp? The President said you could camp at Wahroonga and David Roots agreed - there were six acres of the home block, and miles of bush beyond. 
-Frank Young now moved an adjournment of the motion so that the Social Secretary could be brought into the picture. Jack Wren thought the existing Social team had full hands with the 25th Birthday celebrations, and a special committee should be set up. Gil Ihebb supported the postponement of discussion, and Kath Brown mentioned an idea to have'a fancy dress party for the Christmas show in the Club Room - Why not a bush party as well? The auendment and amended motion were carried.+ 
 +Frank Young now moved an adjournment of the motion so that the Social Secretary could be brought into the picture. Jack Wren thought the existing Social team had full hands with the 25th Birthday celebrations, and a special committee should be set up. Gil Ihebb supported the postponement of discussion, and Kath Brown mentioned an idea to have a fancy dress party for the Christmas show in the Club Room - why not a bush party as well? The amendment and amended motion were carried. 
 Whereupon for the second and last time, the meeting closed at 8.35, the Noises Off Club drove the last nail, and there was peace for the rest of the evening. Whereupon for the second and last time, the meeting closed at 8.35, the Noises Off Club drove the last nail, and there was peace for the rest of the evening.
-iniwaswmaarawPaiMm.....0.aolosa.ramalmma, + 
-WALKS EROGRAYME ALTERATION. +---- 
-----77-77===-1577grammed for September 5-6-7, Leader Ken + 
-Meadows, has been transferred to a later date - October 10-11-12. +===Walks Programme Alteration.==
-This is due to the leader being booked for hiS annual holidays during early September. + 
-5. +The official walk programmed for September 5-6-7, Leader Ken Meadows, has been transferred to a later date - October 10-11-12. This is due to the leader being booked for his annual holidays during early September. 
-NO FOOD LIST IS COMPLETE + 
-UNLESS YOU VISIT  0   +---- 
-THE SANITA.RIU,M HEALTH FOOD SHOP + 
-13 HUNTER STREET, SYDNEY +=====Search On The Cox.===== 
-RYCOLA JUST LIKE RICE! TURKISH FIGS STERILISED SULTANAS STONED DATES IN CELLOPHANE THRIVO RYE CRISP CRACKERS APPLE RINGS + 
-FREE-O-SEED RAISINS FRUIT NOUGAT +by Tom Vvardhaugh (Secretary, Search and Rescue Section). 
-NEV SEASON'S DRIED APRICOTS CREAMED HONEY ALL BRANDS QUICKLY-MADE BREAKFAST FOODS ASSORTED NUTS + 
-SEARCH ON THE COX+The party, consisting of John Newton and five youngsters, was reported overdue on an 8-day trip starting from Katoomba and proceeding via Nelly's Glen, Megalong, Cox's River to Kedumba, thence King's Tableland to Wentworth Falls. A parent rang Paddy Pallin on Monday, and Paddy advised them to do nothing until Tuesday, as the party was then only one day overdue. 
-by Tom Vvardhaugh + 
-(Secretary, Search and Rescue Section). +On Tuesday Paddy was again contacted by parents, and he then 'phoned the S R Secretary. An alert was given to Club contact men, who were asked to report in the afternoon with the number of men available. By 3 o'clock we had nine men, and a meeting of contact men was called for five that night. The Police were informed and Inspector Newton of Parramatta rang to say that another of the boys parents had been in touch with them. It was arranged to send the search party up by Police car that night, and all men were to meet at Strathfield at 8 p.m. Contact men were again notifed and they passed this information on to all members. Each man was asked to carry walking kit for four days, together with food of high sugar content variety. Rope was arranged for one party in case Cox's River was in flood. 
-The party, consisting of John Newton and five youngsters, was reported overdue on an 8-day trip starting from Katoomba and proceeding via Nelly's Glen, Megalong, Cox's River to Kedumba, thence King's Tableland to Wentworth Falls. A parent rang Paddy Pallin on Monday, and Paddy advised them to do nothing until Tuesday, as therarty was then only one day overdue. + 
-On Tuesday Paddy was again contacted by parents, and he then 'phoned the S R Secretary. An alert was given to Club contact men, who were asked to report in the afternoon with the number of men available. By 3 o'clock we had nine men, and a meeting of contact men was called for five that night. The Police were informed and Inspector Newton of Parramatta rang to say that another of the boys parents had been in touch with them. It was arranged to send the search party up by Police car that night, and all men were to meet at Strathfield at 8 p.m. Contact men were again notifed and they passed this information on to all members. Each man was asked to carry walking kit for four days, together with food of high sugar content variety. Rope was arranged for one party in case Cox's River was in flood. +The meeting at 5 p.m. formulated a plan to cover the complete route of the overdue party. This was as follows:- 
-The meeting at 5 p.m. formulated a plan to cover the complete route of the overdue party. This was as follows :- + 
-Nelly's Glen - Megalong - Six Foot Track - Cox's River - Blue Dog - Medlow Gap, +|Party A|Nelly's Glen - Megalong - Six Foot Track - Cox's River - Blue Dog - Medlow Gap| 
-Narrow Neck - Black Dog - Cox's River - Blue Dog - liedlow Gap+|Party B|Narrow Neck - Black Dog - Cox's River - Blue Dog - Medlow Gap| 
-6. +|Party C|King's Tableland - Cox's River - Policeman Range - Black Dog - Medlow Gap
-?arty A. + 
-Party B. Party C+All parties were to report to Medlow Gap an Thursday night. Should a group locate the missing party, their actions were left open to meet the circumstances and, if the three parties did not join up, the parties at Medlow Gap were to remain until Friday and return to Katoomba that afternoon. Before leaving it was agreed that Paddy would not send any further parties out until he had been contacted by the advance party. 
-King's Tableland - Cox's River - Policeman Range - Black Dog - Medlow Gap. + 
-All parties were to report to Medlow Gap an Thursday night. Should a group locate the missing party, their actions were left open to meet the circumstances and, if the three parties did not join up, the parties at Medlow Gap were to remain until Friday and return to Katoomba that afternoon. Before leaving it was agreed that Paddy would not send any further parties out until he had been contactea lot' the advance party. +The search unit met as arranged at Strathfield Station, and were joined by Inspector Newton who had news that the overdue crew had been seen at the foot of Black Dog on Friday. He arranged that we speak with the informant, Peter Cunningham (not a mamber of an affiliated club) who had realised his knowledge was important after seeing newspaper reports of the missing party. His information was that the party had camped at the foot of Black Dog on Friday night and had intended to follow through with their plan. 
-The search unit met as arranged at Strathfield Station, and were joined by Inspector Newton who had news that the overdue crew had been seen at the foot of Black Dog on Friday. He arranged that we speak with the informant, Peter Cunningham (not a mamber of an affiliated club) who had realised his knowledge was important after seeing newspaper reports of the missing party. His information was that the party had camped at the foot of Black Dog an Friday night and had intended to follow through with their plan. + 
-This changed our plans, and, on arriving at Katoomba, we were +This changed our plans, and, on arriving at Katoomba, we were given what information the Police had, and from this stage the operation of the actual search was left in our hands. Because of the rain and fog it was decided no good purpose would be gained from setting out that night, so we spent that night in Katoomba Court House. We rang McMahon's farm to see if the party had been sighted in that area, but they had no knowledge of them. The Cox's River was not up to any degree, so our fears in that regard were cast aside. 
-given what information the Police had, and from this stage the operation of the actual search was left in our hands. Because of the rain and fog it was decided no good purpose would be gained from setting out that night, so we spont that night in Katoomba Court House. We rang McMahon's farm to see if the party had been sighted in that area, but they had no knowledge of them. The Cox's River was not up to any degree, so our fears in that regard were cast aside. + 
-We were then contacted by the R.A.A.F., Penrith, Who informed us that a 'plane would conduct a search of the area, weather permitting. They were given map references of the most likely area and means of identification arranged. This was, as far as the Search parties were concerned, that they should stand still in a triangle, with a marker in the middle, the marker to be a clearly distinguishable object, e.g., a yellow plastic ground sheet. +We were then contacted by the R.A.A.F., Penrith, who informed us that a 'plane would conduct a search of the area, weather permitting. They were given map references of the most likely area and means of identification arranged. This was, as far as the Search parties were concerned, that they should stand still in a triangle, with a marker in the middle, the marker to be a clearly distinguishable object, e.g., a yellow plastic ground sheet. 
-The parties were then arranged in three groups of three members each, and were given areas to cover. We now had a limited area or, should I say-, a more limited area, because it was five days since the missing people had been sighted. + 
-Party AT. Wardhaugh, N. Allen (Kameruka Club) and R. Kippax (Rucksack Club) to cover the Policeman Range area from Black Dog aad proceed to McMahon's via the Cox. +The parties were then arranged in three groups of three members each, and were given areas to cover. We now had a limited area or, should I say, a more limited area, because it was five days since the missing people had been sighted. 
-Party BJ. Hooper (S.B.W.), K. A.rmstrong (Rucksack Club) and + 
-F. Young (S.B.W.) Kedumba to Cox's River, then upstream as far as Cedar Creek then back, covering the north side of the Cox to McMahon's+|Party A|T. Wardhaugh, N. Allen (Kameruka Club) and R. Kippax (Rucksack Club) to cover the Policeman Range area from Black Dog aad proceed to McMahon's via the Cox| 
-7. +|Party B|J. Hooper (S.B.W.), K. A.rmstrong (Rucksack Club) and F. Young (S.B.W.) Kedumba to Cox's River, then upstream as far as Cedar Creek then back, covering the north side of the Cox to McMahon's| 
-Party CE. pehn (Y.M.O.A. Ramblers), J. Thornthwaite (S.B.W.) +|Party C|E. Dehn (Y.M.C.A. Ramblers), J. Thornthwaite (S.B.W.) and K. Meadows (S.B.W.) - King'Tablelnd to McMahon's, then up the south side of the Cox till they contacted Party A, and return to McMahon's
-and K. Meadows (S.B.W.) - King'Tablelmdto McMahon's, then up the south side of the Cox till they contacted Party A, and return to McMahon's.+
 All parties were to meet at McMahon's on Thursday night. All parties were to meet at McMahon's on Thursday night.
-To interrupt the actual search detail, it may be of interest to + 
-note that we had been worried by some Press reporters. One paper nan wanted a photographer to accompany Party A. Little sleep was had that +To interrupt the actual search detail, it may be of interest to note that we had been worried by some Press reporters. One paper man wanted a photographer to accompany Party A. Little sleep was had that night, and all members were up at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, to be greeted by flashbulbs, rain and fog. All parties left about 5 a.m. 
-night, and all members were up at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, to be greeted by flashbulbs, rain and fog. All parties left about 5 a.m. + 
-The rest of the trip is, of course, divided up into the various logs of each party, so shall give only the luckyparty's report. It +The rest of the trip is, of course, divided up into the various logs of each party, so shall give only the lucky party's report. It should be noted, however, that Peter Stitt of S.B.W. joined Party B at Harris Humpy on Wednesday and that he and Keith Armstrong met the first group at Moody's on Thursday morning. Party C also arrived at the same spot before the boys and teacher were taken further downstream. 
-should be noted, however, that Peter Stitt of S.B.W. joined Party B + 
-at Harris Humpy on levednesday and that he and Keith Armstrorgmet the first group at Moody's on Thursday morning. Party C also arrived at +====ReportParty "A".==== 
-the same spot before the boys and teacher were taken further downstream. + 
-REPORTPARTY A."We 14th May +===Wednesday, 14th May.=== 
-0500 hrs. Left Katoomba along Narrow Necks. Still da]lc, with fog and rain. + 
-0600 - 0730 hrs. Breakfast, Corral Swamp. +|0500 hrs.|Left Katoomba along Narrow Necks. Still dark, with fog and rain.| 
-Debert's Nob. Raining, with fog still about. Low visibility. Party wet through. +|0600 - 0730 hrs.|Breakfast, Corral Swamp.| 
-1150 - 1315 hrs. Lunch and drying time at foot of Black Dog. Sun now out. Footprints sighted, by size could be lost party. +|1000 rs.|Debert's Nob. Raining, with fog still about. Low visibility. Party wet through.| 
-1345 hrs. Lost party picked up below Red Dog, just before track leaves river to climb lower spurs of Policeman Range. Group rather weak due to lack of food, but responded well to soup, fruit and custard, cocoa and chocolate. Norman Allen left at 1400.hrs. for McMahon's to take news and to bring remainder of party, if he could locate any, to Moody's. +|1150 - 1315 hrs.|Lunch and drying time at foot of Black Dog. Sun now out. Footprints sighted, by size could be lost party.| 
-1415 hrs. 'Plane sighted and identification verified. (Rue. still wants to know why they had to drop the note in the River - purely a dry-boot walker.) +|1345 hrs.|Lost party picked up below Red Dog, just before track leaves river to climb lower spurs of Policeman Range. Group rather weak due to lack of food, but responded well to soup, fruit and custard, cocoa and chocolate. Norman Allen left at 1400.hrs. for McMahon's to take news and to bring remainder of party, if he could locate any, to Moody's.| 
-1530 hrs. After patching up blisters, etc., proceeded slowly +|1415 hrs.|'Plane sighted and identification verified. (Rus. still wants to know why they had to drop the note in the River - purely a dry-boot walker.)| 
-over Policeman Range to Moody's. +|1530 hrs.|After patching up blisters, etc., proceeded slowly over Policeman Range to Moody's.| 
-1800 hrs. Arrived Moody's. Thursday, 15th May. +|1800 hrs.|Arrived Moody's.
-..M=WO.NOoa.MELMs. + 
-1045 hrs. Left Moody's,.joined by K. Armstrong, P. Stitt and +===Thursday, 15th May.=== 
-members of party. + 
-1000 hrs. +|1045 hrs.|Left Moody's, joined by K. Armstrong, P. Stitt and members of "C" party.| 
-t-) +|1200 hrs. (approx.)|Met police in three jeeps at second crossing above McMahon's. We passed the boys into their care. They were met by parents at McMahon's and, of course, the Press got to work again. J. Hooper and F. Young  had covered the top track from Harris Humpy to McMahon's and were there on our arrival.
-1200 hrs. (approx.) Met police in three jeeps at second crossing above McMahon's. We passed the boys into their care. They were met by parents at McMahon's and, of course, the Press got to work again. J.. Hooper and F. Young  had covered the top track from Harris Humpy to McMahon's and were there on our arrival. + 
-All parties were transported to Sydney by Police transport. The opinions gleaned from this search were +All parties were transported to Sydney by Police transport. The opinions gleaned from this search were: 
-1. That John Newton should not have taken the party away, because being the only senior amongst a party of 13-year olds, the responsibility of their safe-keeping took a great toll of his alertness. + 
-2. That he should have taken a corpass as, in trying to break out (once originally over Policeman's Range, and secondly over Debert's Nob) he could not follow the tracks where they became at all faint. +  - That John Newton should not have taken the party away, because being the only senior amongst a party of 13-year olds, the responsibility of their safe-keeping took a great toll of his alertness. 
-3. The use of the 'plane was an eye-opener (also a hair-raiser - we thought they would crack up on any of half a dozen peaks in the area, as the7r were so low). This enabled the news of the rescue to be sent back a few '-ours before it was reported by 'phone. We also brought out the fact that a lost party in an open area could be spotted from the air and news of the locality dropped to search parties. +  That he should have taken a compass as, in trying to break out (once originally over Policeman's Range, and secondly over Debert's Nob) he could not follow the tracks where they became at all faint. 
-4. Bushwalkers should contact the S R convenor before they join or undertake to participate in any search that has started field operations. This will help co-ordinate all efforts and avoid disjointed searches and perhaps unwanted publicity of an undesirable nature. +  The use of the 'plane was an eye-opener (also a hair-raiser - we thought they would crack up on any of half a dozen peaks in the area, as they were so low). This enabled the news of the rescue to be sent back a few hours before it was reported by 'phone. We also brought out the fact that a lost party in an open area could be spotted from the air and news of the locality dropped to search parties. 
-THE CURSE_OF PROPERTY+  Bushwalkers should contact the S R convenor before they join or undertake to participate in any search that has started field operations. This will help co-ordinate all efforts and avoid disjointed searches and perhaps unwanted publicity of an undesirable nature. 
-1 + 
-The Butlers have too many possessions and wish to +---- 
-dispose of the following at give-away prices :- 'Silent Knight" gas refrigerator 30; cream wicker dropside cot; baby's basinette; twin pusher; 3-ft. metal bed; 3-ft wooden bed; lounge suite; ball-bearing lawn mower; strong walking sandals, size 6 and size 8; leather soled sandsho-es size i; set aluminium pots; cast aluminium kettle and frying pan. Anyone interested see Dot. No reasonable offer refused. FX6179. + 
-TALL FOCI:* SHORT FOLK,_EVERYBGDY COME. A combined walk with the +===The Curse Of Property.=== 
-TOFFETre TreeHETCFI-7871 gUFEWEITEing Club will beheld an the + 
-30-31st August to Somersby Falls out from Gosford. All walkers interested please contact Ross Laird for further particulars. A good weekend's walk is assured for all those who attend. +The Butlers have too many possessions and wish to dispose of the following at give-away prices:"Silent Knight" gas refrigerator £30; cream wicker dropside cot; baby's basinette; twin pusher; 3-ft. metal bed; 3-ft wooden bed; lounge suite; ball-bearing lawn mower; strong walking sandals, size 6 and size 8; leather soled sandshoes size 6; set aluminium pots; cast aluminium kettle and frying pan. Anyone interested see Dot. No reasonable offer refused. FX6179. 
-9. + 
-NEWS FROM ALLAN HARDIE+---- 
-We have received from Allan Hardie a letter written during the crossing of the Indian Ocean, and posted in India. Notwithstanding that it was an Air Letter Form and bore a stamp which we interpret as 6 annas, it was variously marked with postal heiroglyphics which we + 
-can/t read - except the last sentence "forwarded by sea mailh. Hence the delay. The letter reads +===Tall folkshort folk, everybody come.=== 
-I 0/- S.S. nNeptuniaH, + 
-Indian Ocean, +A combined walk with the Newcastle Technical College Bushwalking Club will be held an the 30-31st August to Somersby Falls out from Gosford. All walkers interested please contact Ross Laird for further particulars. A good weekend's walk is assured for all those who attend. 
-near Cocos Island. Sunday, 27th April, 1952. + 
- Dear Jim, +---- 
-Please publish this letter in the'Sydney Bushwalkern for the benefit of those Club members who, like David Ingram and Bill Cosgrove, are interested in my peregrinations. + 
-The i'Neptunia'' is both a floating palace and a League of Nations +=====News From Allan Hardie.===== 
-ship. I have with me in my cabin an Englishman in the Colonial Service with a real Oxford accent, an old Italian from the sugar cane country + 
-of Queensland, Luighi, and a sun-tanned German with a guttural accent, for all the world resembling a U-boat commander. At the dining table I have for my companions a Spaniard from the Philippines, a Russian and a Dutchman. +We have received from Allan Hardie a letter written during the crossing of the Indian Ocean, and posted in India. Notwithstanding that it was an Air Letter Form and bore a stamp which we interpret as 6 annas, it was variously marked with postal heiroglyphics which we can't read - except the last sentence "forwarded by sea mail". Hence the delay. The letter reads: 
-The Russian has compared our Australian Trans-Continental Railway with the trans-continental railway in Siberia, to the detriment of the former, of course. + 
-All notices in the ship are given in four languages, Italiah, +"C/- S.S. "Neptunia", Indian Ocean, near Cocos Island. 
-English, French and German. All the staff on board are Italians, most of them speaking a smattering of English. In accordance with the continental custom, breakfast (Colozione) is only a light meal, and I had great trouble in convincing the steward that I was used to eating + 
-a hearty breakfast. By an ingenious use of the Italian words hIo mango tuttih (I eat everything) I have been able to secure my steak and egg for breakfast. +Sunday, 27th April, 1952. 
-Midday meal (Pronzo), however, compensates by becoming a veritable + 
-Belshazzar's Feast, with one course following another in an endless array, and tea at.7 p.m. (called c'Cenah in Italian) is another meal in the same category. +Dear Jim, 
-One thing hits me forcibly on the ship, and that is the subtle way + 
-Italians have of extracting extra lire out of the unwary traveller. I +Please publish this letter in the "Sydney Bushwalker" for the benefit of those Club members who, like David Ingram and Bill Cosgrove, are interested in my peregrinations. 
-changed my Australian money into Italian only to find out too late + 
-that I should have received 1,400 instead of 1,200 lire to the Australian pound. Every third night they have housie-housie (Tomboli) the +The "Neptuniais both a floating palace and a League of Nations ship. I have with me in my cabin an Englishman in the Colonial Service with a real Oxford accent, an old Italian from the sugar cane country of Queensland, Luighi, and a sun-tanned German with a guttural accent, for all the world resembling a U-boat commander. At the dining table I have for my companions a Spaniard from the Philippines, a Russian and a Dutchman. 
-profits from which go, not to some recognised charity, but to the ship. + 
-I had a glass of beer in one saloon and paid fifty lire (10d.) +The Russian has compared our Australian Trans-Continental Railway with the trans-continental railway in Siberia, to the detriment of the former, of course. 
-for it, but on going to the bar on the higher floor I paid 75 lire for + 
-a glass of beer about the same size (i.e. I paid 1/3d. in Australian +All notices in the ship are given in four languages, Italian, English, French and German. All the staff on board are Italians, most of them speaking a smattering of English. In accordance with the continental custom, breakfast (Colozione) is only a light meal, and I had great trouble in convincing the steward that I was used to eating a hearty breakfast. By an ingenious use of the Italian words "Io mango tutti" (I eat everything) I have been able to secure my steak and egg for breakfast. 
-10. + 
-MARTIN PLACE SCENE -A.M. OCTOBER 18TH. +Midday meal (Pronzo), however, compensates by becoming a veritable Belshazzar's Feast, with one course following another in an endless array, and tea at 7 p.m. (called "Cena" in Italian) is another meal in the same category. 
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-R N THE 14/411 DEPT 11/0. +One thing hits me forcibly on the ship, and that is the subtle way Italians have of extracting extra lire out of the unwary traveller. I changed my Australian money into Italian only to find out too late that I should have received 1,400 instead of 1,200 lire to the Australian pound. Every third night they have housie-housie (Tomboli) the profits from which go, not to some recognised charity, but to the ship. 
-currency). On asking why there was a difference in the price I was told that the beer sold on the lower deck was Italian, whereas that sold on the higher floor was Australian. So, for appreciating Australian products one is penalised to the extent of Wt. I heard someone very appropriately remark the her night that it wae a wonder 'slot-machines had not been installed on the toilet conveniences.+ 
 +I had a glass of beer in one saloon and paid fifty lire (10d.) for it, but on going to the bar on the higher floor I paid 75 lire for a glass of beer about the same size (i.e. I paid 1/3d. in Australian currency). On asking why there was a difference in the price I was told that the beer sold on the lower deck was Italian, whereas that sold on the higher floor was Australian. So, for appreciating Australian products one is penalised to the extent of 50%. I heard someone very appropriately remark the other night that it was a wonder slot-machines had not been installed on the toilet conveniences. 
 Still, I am sailing in a luxury liner. Still, I am sailing in a luxury liner.
-Yours, Allan Hardie. + 
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-MURRAY VALLEY TRIP AUGUST 24TH to SEPT. 4TH+ 
-The Cal cola Club is organising a truck trip from Sydney to Bathurst, Orangethe Canoblas, Parkes, Lake Cargelligo, Griffith, Hay, Balranald, Euston, the Victorian Wimmera and return via Murray Valley, Albury, Gundagai and Canberra. Travel is by the Clubs truck, with tenting, cooking and eating utensils provided. Share of cost (including food) estimated at 14 per person. Deposit of required by August 15th. Contact Allen Strom ('Phones WB2520, WB2528-9) for further details. +===Murray Valley Trip August 24th to September 4th.=== 
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-Leigh Hart, leaving the ClUb to return to New Zealand, has sent a letter Which relates that some of his happiest times in New South Wales have been in the bush with our members. He invites any member who wishes to keep in touch with him, or who proposes to visit N.Z. to  write him *- L.I. Hart, Cf.- Mrs. Hart, 15 Guthrie Street, Lower Hatt, Wellington, N.Z. +The Calcoola Club is organising a truck trip from Sydney to Bathurst, Orangethe Canoblas, Parkes, Lake Cargelligo, Griffith, Hay, Balranald, Euston, the Victorian Wimmera and return via Murray Valley, Albury, Gundagai and Canberra. Travel is by the Club'truck, with tenting, cooking and eating utensils provided. Share of cost (including food) estimated at £14 per person. Deposit of £5 required by August 15th. Contact Allen Strom ('Phones WB2520, WB2528-9) for further details. 
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