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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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   - 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.   - 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.
   - 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.   - 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.
- - 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 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.
   - 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.   - 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.
  
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 +=====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 mail". Hence the delay. The letter reads:
 +
 +"C/- S.S. "Neptunia", Indian Ocean, near Cocos Island.
 +
 +Sunday, 27th April, 1952.
 +
 +Dear Jim,
 +
 +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.
 +
 +The "Neptunia" is 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.
 +
 +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, 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.
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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.
  
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-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 
-I 0/- S.S. nNeptuniaH, 
-Indian Ocean, 
-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 
-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. 
-. 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, 
-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. 
-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. 
-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. 
-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 
-10. 
-MARTIN PLACE SCENE -A.M. OCTOBER 18TH. 
-/ 
-R N THE 14/411 DEPT 11/0. 
-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. 
 Still, I am sailing in a luxury liner. Still, I am sailing in a luxury liner.
-Yours, Allan Hardie. + 
-1 +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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-cj +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, C/- Mrs. Hart, 15 Guthrie Street, Lower Hatt, Wellington, N.Z. 
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