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 After it had been fixed that the items on the remaining part of the social programme should be put back two days to the preceding Wednesday, it was plain that the sands were running out... and then horror! we discovered there was an ex-member in the ranks. And worse, he had actually lodged one or two votes. The matter was hashed back and forth for some time, when Paddy resolved it all by moving that we ratify all the business and elections of the evening. We did this with a profound sigh of relief, but Dormie still had the last word, moving that any future by-laws due for ratification be announced in the notice of meeting. We were all so relieved that we'd got around the previous impasse that no one contested this, and we carried it, and the President was able to call "Let Us Re-tine!" at 10.20 p.m. After it had been fixed that the items on the remaining part of the social programme should be put back two days to the preceding Wednesday, it was plain that the sands were running out... and then horror! we discovered there was an ex-member in the ranks. And worse, he had actually lodged one or two votes. The matter was hashed back and forth for some time, when Paddy resolved it all by moving that we ratify all the business and elections of the evening. We did this with a profound sigh of relief, but Dormie still had the last word, moving that any future by-laws due for ratification be announced in the notice of meeting. We were all so relieved that we'd got around the previous impasse that no one contested this, and we carried it, and the President was able to call "Let Us Re-tine!" at 10.20 p.m.
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 +=== The Sanitarium Health Food Shop. ===
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 +Keep that four day Easter pack light with tasty, concentrated, energy-producing vegetarian foods.
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 +New season dried apricots now available - extra choice.
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 +Figs. Dates. Almond kernels. Nutolene and nutmeat - ready to serve protein.
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 +The Sanitarium Health Food Shop.
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 +13 Hunter Street, Sydney.
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 +===== The Boys In Tasmania - Part II. =====
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 +By Geoff Wagg.
  
-KEEP THAT FOUR DAY EASTER PACK LIGHT WITH 
-TASTY, CONCENTRATED ENERGY-PRODUCING VEGETARIAN FOODS 
-NEW SEASON DRIED APRICOTS NOV AVAILABLE - EXTRA 'CHOICE FIGS, DATES, ALMOND KERNELS 
-NUTOLENE AND NUTMEAT - READY TO SERVE PROTEIN FROM 
-THE SAtITARITTI.: HEALTH P.00D_OLTOP 
-13 HUNTER STREET SYDNEY. 
-THE BOYS IN TASMANIA. 
-By Geoff Wag. PART II. 
 (Descending off cloud-capped Mount Ossa, the party - Ross, Frank, David and Geoff - proceeds south towards the untold horrors of Ducane Hut.) (Descending off cloud-capped Mount Ossa, the party - Ross, Frank, David and Geoff - proceeds south towards the untold horrors of Ducane Hut.)
-That afternoon, as we trekked throu-,the Mersey Gorge towards Du Cane Hut, we cane our nearest to being homesick. The track had dried so that it was evena little dusty, and the sun shone from a blue sky into the golden lieggs and bacon" along the way. Occasionally we care to a shady gum that littered its curly bark across the track and in the distance was the low, scrub-covered cliff of the Du Cane Range. For half a mile we were in Megalong Valley, then back to the button grass. + 
-Du Cane Hut, we were pleased to find, was almost deserted, so we all proceeded to have our first all-over wash for too many days. I should have said, all except David. Poor old Snow had just got a decent lather up when the lookout, perched on a high stump, watching the track, yelled "Here cone the Indians!!" and half a dozen Y.H.A. girls tramped into the clearing, wondering what all the commotion was. +That afternoon, as we trekked through the Mersey Gorge towards Du Cane Hut, we came our nearest to being homesick. The track had dried so that it was even a little dusty, and the sun shone from a blue sky into the golden "eggs and bacon" along the way. Occasionally we came to a shady gum that littered its curly bark across the track and in the distance was the low, scrub-covered cliff of the Du Cane Range. For half a mile we were in Megalong Valley, then back to the button grass. 
-8. + 
-That was New Year's Eve, and the Y.ILA. girls celebrated by chasing some Possibly imaginary kangaroos around the hut during the wee small hours. A little way back I mentioned our rather dismal, negroid dampers. Lell, those days or dampers were past and now our masterpieces were removed from the embers a glorious golden brownf and displayed to the admiring throng to an accompaniment of "Ohs!and hAhs!" Also, it was in this but that Mr. Laird finally and forever stripped the Club of any shreds of good character that may +Du Cane Hut, we were pleased to find, was almost deserted, so we all proceeded to have our first all-over wash for too many days. I should have said, all except David. Poor old Snow had just got a decent lather up when the lookout, perched on a high stump, watching the track, yelled "Here come the Indians!!" and half a dozen Y.H.A. girls tramped into the clearing, wondering what all the commotion was. 
-have been left after previous invasions (details will be forwarded if one guinea and a self-addressed envelope are sent to the author). + 
-On New Year's Day the heavens once more wept. -e moved as quickly as we could along the track, canine; in at the brand new Windy Ridge hut to have a cuppa with some of our track friends. The rain, most inconsiderately, didn't stop at lunch time so we, of necessity, had lunch in the rain. Ross and I buttoned our groundsheets together and threw them over a fallen tree to make a sort of shelter under which we huddled while Frank and David squatted, buttering slices of damper underneath their groundsheets and then trying to transfer tam to the mouth before they became sodden. Our shelter wasn't too dry, either, because every time one of us moved an icy stream would descend through the gap in the middle and invariably find its way down somebody's neck. +That was New Year's Eve, and the Y.H.A. girls celebrated by chasing some possibly imaginary kangaroos around the hut during the wee small hours. A little way back I mentioned our rather dismal, negroid dampers. Well, those days of dampers were past and now our masterpieces were removed from the embers a glorious golden brown and displayed to the admiring throng to an accompaniment of "Ohs!and "Ahs!" Also, it was in this hut that Mr. Laird finally and forever stripped the Club of any shreds of good character that may have been left after previous invasions (details will be forwarded if one guinea and a self-addressed envelope are sent to the author). 
-As we had all been having foot trouble, we were hoping for a ride down from Narcissus Hut in the launch, but a note in the log book soon dashed our hopes. The launch, it stated, had been out of order for some days, and several Parties whom it was supposed to meet had given up waiting and walked. And so did we. + 
-think those eleven miles on a muddy track through gloomy beech forest were the most miserable of the Whole trip. But we got Q12/1 reward. The Ranger's store at Cynthia Bay had chocolates and sweet biscuits and other simple luxuries that our souls had yearned for. Also Mr. J. Pluvius called a truce and sent away his sullen legions, so that the sun could shine through on our last evening in the Reserve. YCe pitched our tents, washed and cleaned up generally, then cooked an enormous tea and luxuriated in the comfortable feel- ing of full tummies. +On New Year's Day the heavens once more wept. We moved as quickly as we could along the track, calling in at the brand new Windy Ridge hut to have a cuppa with some of our track friends. The rain, most inconsiderately, didn't stop at lunch time so we, of necessity, had lunch in the rain. Ross and I buttoned our groundsheets together and threw them over a fallen tree to make a sort of shelter under which we huddled while Frank and David squatted, buttering slices of damper underneath their groundsheets and then trying to transfer them to the mouth before they became sodden. Our shelter wasn't too dry, either, because every time one of us moved an icy stream would descend through the gap in the middle and invariably find its way down somebody's neck. 
-We loafed in bed until nine o'clock next morning, made a leisurely breakfast, then walked the three miles out to Derwent bridge, where we picked up our second lot of supplies, and caught the bus along to the Frenchman's Cap turn-off. :;e collected our tucker all right, and posted a few kodachromes, then David, Whose drinking vessel had been left behind in Windy Ridge hut, decided to try and talk the barman in the tin shanty hotel into selling him a glass. The barman was so affected by Snow's inspired pleading that he broke down and gave him a cracked "lady'waist7 so that on all future occasions David demurely sipped his cocoa from his refined container that measured about six to one bushwalker's mug. + 
-Imagine our horror when we climbed aboard our bus to find a passenger list entirely composed of boy scouts! For a While it seamed that a serious incident was going to develop between flora- +As we had all been having foot trouble, we were hoping for a ride down from Narcissus Hut in the launch, but a note in the log book soon dashed our hopes. The launch, it stated, had been out of order for some days, and several parties whom it was supposed to meet had given up waiting and walked. And so did we. 
-9. + 
-loving Frank and a scout masteil who had been gailyadorning his hat with wayside wildflowers. Also a little something seemed to be developing between Snow and a cub mistress, so it was probably just +think those eleven miles on a muddy track through gloomy beech forest were the most miserable of the whole trip. But we got our reward. The Ranger's store at Cynthia Bay had chocolates and sweet biscuits and other simple luxuries that our souls had yearned for. Also Mr. J. Pluvius called a truce and sent away his sullen legions, so that the sun could shine through on our last evening in the Reserve. We pitched our tents, washed and cleaned up generally, then cooked an enormous tea and luxuriated in the comfortable feeling of full tummies. 
-as well that Frenchman's Cap turn-off care when it did and we got our,+ 
-Frenchman's Cap turn-off: a signpost an a glaring White road, surrounded by bare hills and button grass. I've never felt so deserted in all my life. We weren't really looking forward to Frenchman's, although that exciting blue silhouette standing definitely alone had captured our imaginations. But the tales we'd heard: mud to the waist, seething with leeches, and on top of that our troublesome feet. To contradict all this, our stay in the Frenchman's area was marked by fine weather and good camp sites, so we enjoyed it in spite of sore tootsies.+We loafed in bed until nine o'clock next morning, made a leisurely breakfast, then walked the three miles out to Derwent Bridge, where we picked up our second lot of supplies, and caught the bus along to the Frenchman's Cap turn-off. We collected our tucker all right, and posted a few kodachromes, then David, whose drinking vessel had been left behind in Windy Ridge hut, decided to try and talk the barman in the tin shanty hotel into selling him a glass. The barman was so affected by Snow's inspired pleading that he broke down and gave him a cracked "lady'waist" so that on all future occasions David demurely sipped his cocoa from his refined container that measured about six to one bushwalker's mug. 
 + 
 +Imagine our horror when we climbed aboard our bus to find a passenger list entirely composed of boy scouts! For a while it seamed that a serious incident was going to develop between flora-loving Frank and a scout master who had been gaily adorning his hat with wayside wildflowers. Also a little something seemed to be developing between Snow and a cub mistress, so it was probably just as well that Frenchman's Cap turn-off came when it did and we got out. 
 + 
 +Frenchman's Cap turn-off: a signpost an a glaring white road, surrounded by bare hills and button grass. I've never felt so deserted in all my life. We weren't really looking forward to Frenchman's, although that exciting blue silhouette standing definitely alone had captured our imaginations. But the tales we'd heard: mud to the waist, seething with leeches, and on top of that our troublesome feet. To contradict all this, our stay in the Frenchman's area was marked by fine weather and good camp sites, so we enjoyed it in spite of sore tootsies. 
 We camped comfortably on the Loddon River that night, although the mosquitoes worried Snow quite a bit, and dined sumptuously off treacle dumplings. Then we made the amazing discovery that we'd allowed for one meal too few on our food list. Oh well, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet. We camped comfortably on the Loddon River that night, although the mosquitoes worried Snow quite a bit, and dined sumptuously off treacle dumplings. Then we made the amazing discovery that we'd allowed for one meal too few on our food list. Oh well, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet.
-Next day was fine and we pushed off across the Loddon Plains, so much more interesting than those in the Reserve because of the wild flowers and the little hillocks dotted amongst them. We passed Lake Vera, then up that mud slippery-slide misnamed track that leads to the top of 3arron Pass. There we lunched, then followed on through the obstacle course of innumerable ups and downs towards Lake Tahune. Finally, when it seemed that it would never comewe saw Tahune nestling under the sheer wall of Frenchman's Cap, and beside it the hut, resplendent in its new galvanised iron roof, and proclaimed by a carved sign to be the "Bowl Inn", Prop. J. Pluvius. + 
-We had no sooner hit the hut When everybody shed his boots. Apparently the long rough track had affected us all the same way. We decided there and then to cancel the final part of our walk in the Lake Fodder area and do some touring instead. Everyone agreed that would be Bon Oh. +Next day was fine and we pushed off across the Loddon Plains, so much more interesting than those in the Reserve because of the wild flowers and the little hillocks dotted amongst them. We passed Lake Vera, then up that mud slippery-slide misnamed track that leads to the top of Barron Pass. There we lunched, then followed on through the obstacle course of innumerable ups and downs towards Lake Tahune. Finally, when it seemed that it would never comewe saw Tahune nestling under the sheer wall of Frenchman's Cap, and beside it the hut, resplendent in its new galvanised iron roof, and proclaimed by a carved sign to be the "Bowl Inn", Prop. J. Pluvius. 
-During the night we had some light rain and we began to have misgivings about our vim from the top next morning. However, all mar, fears were groundless, as the dawn arrived quite fine except for a little mist around the summit. We started our climb and had reaOhed the saddle when we saw about a dozen of the Melbourne Walkers whom we had met at odd times in the Reserve swarm into the clearing around the Hut. We were glad we weren't staying the night, as little Tahune would have been rather crowded. + 
-Climbing further we reached the top about the sane time as the mist did and, while we hung about waiting for it to clear, made inroads into a box of chocolates that David and Frank had generously carried up to celebrate the occasion. In an hour or so the vapour cleared sufficiently for a bit of photography, after whiell we trouped happily back to the hut for lunch. We pushed an the sane afternoon around and 121D what one of the Melbourne lads described as the onlyvertical swamp in existence, then down the pass to Lake Vera, where we had a very pleasant camp for the night. +We had no sooner hit the hut when everybody shed his boots. Apparently the long rough track had affected us all the same way. We decided there and then to cancel the final part of our walk in the Lake Pedder area and do some touring instead. Everyone agreed that would be Bon Oh. 
-10. + 
-Then we were just ready to move on next morning Snow suddenly remembered that he'd left his camera about half way up the pass, so back he went while we went on slowly with his pack. He caught us up about an hour and a half later, complete with camera - said he would have taken his time if he'd known how nicely we were getting on carrying his pack! +During the night we had some light rain and we began to have misgivings about our view from the top next morning. However, all our fears were groundless, as the dawn arrived quite fine except for a little mist around the summit. We started our climb and had reached the saddle when we saw about a dozen of the Melbourne Walkers whom we had met at odd times in the Reserve swarm into the clearing around the Hut. We were glad we weren't staying the night, as little Tahune would have been rather crowded. 
-I'm afraid we made heavy weather of the button grass plains that morning, but aching feet were making Ross and me glad that this was the last day we'd be wearing boots for a while anyway. We lunched on the Loddon, then started that lonn, hot climb over the ridge to the Franklin River. It was with a sense of real atisfaction that we scrambled down on to that shingle bed by the fast, clean Franklin, and scrubbed clothes and boots and bodies of the mud and sweat of + 
-accumulated days. Behind us were the days of fatigue and meagre +Climbing further we reached the top about the sane time as the mist did and, while we hung about waiting for it to clear, made inroads into a box of chocolates that David and Frank had generously carried up to celebrate the occasion. In an hour or so the vapour cleared sufficiently for a bit of photography, after which we trouped happily back to the hut for lunch. We pushed on the same afternoon around and up what one of the Melbourne lads described as the only vertical swamp in existence, then down the pass to Lake Vera, where we had a very pleasant camp for the night. 
-rations: tomorrow we would be catching a bus to the life of ease and the lap of luxury. + 
-You know", said Frank, "a tourist's life won't be bad. 'Non, said Snow, just on the turn.+When we were just ready to move on next morning Snow suddenly remembered that he'd left his camera about half way up the pass, so back he went while we went on slowly with his pack. He caught us up about an hour and a half later, complete with camera - said he would have taken his time if he'd known how nicely we were getting on carrying his pack! 
 + 
 +I'm afraid we made heavy weather of the button grass plains that morning, but aching feet were making Ross and me glad that this was the last day we'd be wearing boots for a while anyway. We lunched on the Loddon, then started that long, hot climb over the ridge to the Franklin River. It was with a sense of real atisfaction that we scrambled down on to that shingle bed by the fast, clean Franklin, and scrubbed clothes and boots and bodies of the mud and sweat of accumulated days. Behind us were the days of fatigue and meagre rations: tomorrow we would be catching a bus to the life of ease and the lap of luxury. 
 + 
 +"You know", said Frank, "a tourist's life won't be bad.
 + 
 +"No", said Snow, "just on the turn.
 But we were. all looking forward to it! But we were. all looking forward to it!
-FEDERATION NOTES MARCH MEL7ING.+ 
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 +===== Federation Notes - March Meeting===== 
 By Allen A. Strom. By Allen A. Strom.
-NEW SOUTH WALES RANGER PPEROL Conference on the banning of certain species or-FirrTaers from-sale, was attended by Stan Cottier as + 
-Federation Representative. A submission is being prepared for presentation to the Minister and a deputation to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens will be requested. +__New South Wales Ranger Patrol__ Conference on the banning of certain species of wildflowers from sale, was attended by Stan Cottier as Federation Representative. A submission is being prepared for presentation to the Minister and a deputation to the Curator of the Botanical Gardens will be requested. 
-BLUE GUM FOREST: News that the Hordern block (adjacent to the Forest) Eir;ht n75117 'be purchased has been received. A small sum of money in the Reay Legacy is available for this purpose. + 
-THE SHIRE OF GOSFORD has appointed a Town and Country Planner who is prepared to consider plans for reservations within the Shire. Any sumestions that members may have should be forwarded to Allen A. Strom at WB2528. +__Blue Gum Forest__: News that the Hordern block (adjacent to the Forest) might now be purchased has been received. A small sum of money in the Reay Legacy is available for this purpose. 
-ANNUAL CAMP will be held at Euroka on April 3/4th. Messrs. Pallin FE7-71.77arr will be in charge of the campfire and all Club Presidents will be asked to take part in a Campfire Ceremony. + 
-KARIONG PENINSULA PROPOSAL: The National Trust will endeavour to 75i,ranfT aeputati7-17-17e Minister for Lands. The next organised visit to the area will be on April 9/10/11th. Details from A. Strom at WB2528. +__The Shire of gosford__ has appointed a Town and Country Planner who is prepared to consider plans for reservations within the Shire. Any suggestions that members may have should be forwarded to Allen A. Strom at WB2528. 
-11. + 
-BARREN GROUNDS: The Chief Guardian of Fauna is regarding with favvtr tH7 proposEr to have The Darren Grounds dedicated as a Faunal Reserve. The next organised visit is on May 14/15/16th.+__Annual Camp__ will be held at Euroka on April 3/4th. Messrs. Pallin and Stewart will be in charge of the campfire and all Club Presidents will be asked to take part in a Campfire Ceremony. 
 + 
 +__Kariong Peninsula Proposal__: The National Trust will endeavour to arrange deputation to the Minister for Lands. The next organised visit to the area will be on April 9/10/11th. Details from A. Strom at WB2528. 
 + 
 +__Barren Grounds__: The Chief Guardian of Fauna is regarding with favor the proposal to have The Barren Grounds dedicated as a Faunal Reserve. The next organised visit is on May 14/15/16th. 
 Still urgently required..... Still urgently required.....
-1. An Organiser for the 1954 Dushwalker Ea21+ 
-2. Additional Patrols and Work Parties at Tiouddi Natural Park. +1. An Organiser for the 1954 Bushwalker Ball. 
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-SUMD,IARY REPORT ON THE FAUNA PROTECTION PANEL FO'IA 77AA7 1953. +2. Additional Patrols and Work Parties at Bouddi Natural Park. 
-Mama ..a m./ td1.. + 
-By Allen A. CtY'am+---- 
-1. Members of the panel (included as general inteest) - + 
-F.J. Griffiths, Chief Guardian of Fauna, Chairman. +===== Summary Report On The Fauna Protection Panel For Year 1953. ===== 
-Dr. R.J. Noble, Department of Agriculture. + 
- H.E. Messer, Department of Conservation. F.M. Bailey, Forestry Commission. C.J. auttsworth, Chief Secretary-/s Department. +By Allen A. Strom
-W.17. Jones, Department of Education. J.R. Kinghorn, Australian Museum. A.R. Jones, Department of Lands. + 
-H.E. Best, Ministry of Immigration and Tourist Activities. +=== 1. Members of the panel (included as general inteest): === 
-Prof. P.D.F. Murray, Department of Zoology, Universityof Sydney. R.D. Nott, M.'.A. + 
-Sir Edward Hallstrom. +  - F.J. Griffiths, Chief Guardian of Fauna, Chairman. 
-E. le G. Troughton. +  Dr. R.J. Noble, Department of Agriculture. 
-A.A. Strom. +  H.E. Messer, Department of Conservation. 
-2. EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY+  - F.M. Bailey, Forestry Commission. 
-School Children: fly films and talks given by Chain:Ian of the +  - C.J. Buttsworth, Chief Secretary's Department. 
-Panel. Schools at Grafton, Yanco, Leeton, +  W.W. Jones, Department of Education. 
-Griffith and Narrandera visited. Local Faunal Societies have also assisted with publicity work aimpn3st children.+  - J.R. Kinghorn, Australian Museum. 
 +  - A.R. Jones, Department of Lands. 
 +  H.E. Best, Ministry of Immigration and Tourist Activities. 
 +  Prof. P.D.F. Murray, Department of Zoology, University of Sydney. 
 +  - R.D. Nott, M.L.A. 
 +  Sir Edward Hallstrom. 
 +  E. le G. Troughton. 
 +  A.A. Strom. 
 + 
 +=== 2. Education and publicity=== 
 + 
 +School Children: By films and talks given by Chairman of the Panel. Schools at Grafton, Yanco, Leeton, Griffith and Narrandera visited. Local Faunal Societies have also assisted with publicity work amongst children. 
 An Essay Competition for School Children received a disappointing response. An Essay Competition for School Children received a disappointing response.
 +
 A Poster Competition in co-operation with the Annual Humane Poster Competition was also organised. A Poster Competition in co-operation with the Annual Humane Poster Competition was also organised.
-Films: The following films have been shown to thousands by Schools, Scouts, Girl Guides, Parents and Ctizansl Associations, Progress Associations, Film Clubs, etc. : + 
-The Koala, Australia's Platypus, Keith the Wombat, spiny Anteater, Kangaroos, Protect Your Birds, Cur Dath Fire Menace, Old Man Possum, Dushland Fantasy, Fine Feathers. +Films: The following films have been shown to thousands by Schools, Scouts, Girl Guides, Parents and Citizans' Associations, Progress Associations, Film Clubs, etc. : 
-The Panel has recently added 'Lards and Billabongs to its collection. Copies of most of tile. films have also been obtained + 
-12. +The Koala, Australia's Platypus, Keith the Wombat, Spiny Anteater, Kangaroos, Protect Your Birds, Our Bush Fire Menace, Old Man Possum, Bushland Fantasy, Fine Feathers. 
-by the Department of Education, Film Council and the Australian Museum. + 
-Radio: "Nature Speaks" on 2GD gives publicity to the need for +The Panel has recently added "Birds and Billabongsto its collection. Copies of most of the films have also been obtained by the Department of Education, Film Council and the Australian Museum. 
-fauna conservation and to the work of the Panel. ADC News Session and country commercial stations also assisted. Talks have been given over 2131J, 2GF (Grafton), and the Macquarie Newsreel.+ 
 +Radio: "Nature Speaks" on 2GB gives publicity to the need for fauna conservation and to the work of the Panel. ABC News Session and country commercial stations also assisted. Talks have been given over 2BL, 2GF (Grafton), and the Macquarie Newsreel. 
 Press: A good deal of publicity has been given by the press, particularly in the country. Press: A good deal of publicity has been given by the press, particularly in the country.
-Talks: The Chairman addressed students at the Dalmain Teachers+ 
-College; Rotary Clubs at Leeton, Griffith, Narrandera, Cronulla and Gosford; members of the Youth Hostel Association; W.E.A. (Newcastle); and public meetings at Leeton, Griffith and Chatswood. +Talks: The Chairman addressed students at the Balmain TeachersCollege; Rotary Clubs at Leeton, Griffith, Narrandera, Cronulla and Gosford; members of the Youth Hostel Association; W.E.A. (Newcastle); and public meetings at Leeton, Griffith and Chatswood. 
-KOALA CONSERVATION+ 
-The Koalt5. Reserve in Kuring-gai Chase was opened to the Public on Saturday, September 14th. It has proved very popular but has yet to show that it can be an important link in Koala Regeneration.+=== 3. Koala conservation=== 
 + 
 +The Koala Reserve in Kuring-gai Chase was opened to the Public on Saturday, September 14th. It has proved very popular but has yet to show that it can be an important link in Koala Regeneration. 
 Considerable opposition by residents of the Palm Beach Peninsula has followed all attempts to remove Koalas from this rapidly developing area. Panel encourages the residents to plant food trees wherever possible. Considerable opposition by residents of the Palm Beach Peninsula has followed all attempts to remove Koalas from this rapidly developing area. Panel encourages the residents to plant food trees wherever possible.
-Tuckarinba (near Lismore) has a colony of Koalas in which school children and local residents are tak"Lng a keen interest. The planting of food trees is taking place. + 
-41  PLAIN TURKEY AND BRUSH TURKEY SURVEYS:+Tuckarimba (near Lismore) has a colony of Koalas in which school children and local residents are taking a keen interest. The planting of food trees is taking place. 
 + 
 +=== 4. Plain Turkey and Brush Turkey surveys=== 
 Surveys of the State were conducted to ascertain distribution and causes for decline in numbers. Surveys of the State were conducted to ascertain distribution and causes for decline in numbers.
-In the case of the Plain Turkey, decrease has been enormous in the last fifty years due to closer settlement, indiscriminate shooting and depredations of the foxes. Only the far North I:est of the State report seeing flocks of these birds. + 
-Brush Turkey are still fairly common in the coastal areas between the Queensland Border and the Hawkesb=y River. There does not appear to be any immediate danger of its extinction Decline is due to clearing of scrub, timber-getting, shooting and the depradations of fixes, goannas, dingoes and tiger cats. +In the case of the Plain Turkey, decrease has been enormous in the last fifty years due to closer settlement, indiscriminate shooting and depredations of the foxes. Only the far North West of the State report seeing flocks of these birds. 
-Platypus Survey has been commenced to determine diatribution + 
-and whether there are any factors operating against the well-being of the animal. +Brush Turkey are still fairly common in the coastal areas between the Queensland Border and the Hawkesbury River. There does not appear to be any immediate danger of its extinctionDecline is due to clearing of scrub, timber-getting, shooting and the depradations of foxes, goannas, dingoes and tiger cats. 
-5. LOCAL FAUNAL SOCIETIES+ 
-Progress in the formation of these Societies has been slow. +__A Platypus Survey__ has been commenced to determine diatribution and whether there are any factors operating against the well-being of the animal. 
-North Shore and Leeton Societies are two new bodies formedduring the year. + 
-13. +=== 5. Local Faunal Societies=== 
-6. PROTECTED FAUNA+ 
-An Open Season for Kangaroos has been in operation in the Western Division for nine months. Pastoral Inspectors and Police gener- +Progress in the formation of these Societies has been slow. North Shore and Leeton Societies are two new bodies formed during the year. 
-ally are of the opinion that the Open Season has not had any + 
-apparent effect on the numbers of 'rocs in the Division. Most animals appear to have been taken in the North and North Western Sections. There is an absence of Professional Shooters and ammunition. It is now believed that the southern portion should not be granted an extension of the season if a request is made.+=== 6. Protected fauna=== 
 + 
 +An Open Season for Kangaroos has been in operation in the Western Division for nine months. Pastoral Inspectors and Police generally are of the opinion that the Open Season has not had any apparent effect on the numbers of 'roos in the Division. Most animals appear to have been taken in the North and North Western Sections. There is an absence of Professional Shooters and ammunition. It is now believed that the southern portion should not be granted an extension of the season if a request is made. 
 Open Seasons were refused for Ducks, Quail and Snipe but limited Open Seasons have been granted for certain Ducks in the Irrigation Areas (during the Rice Season) and Black Duck in the New England region for the months of March, April and May (Pasture Crops). Open Seasons were refused for Ducks, Quail and Snipe but limited Open Seasons have been granted for certain Ducks in the Irrigation Areas (during the Rice Season) and Black Duck in the New England region for the months of March, April and May (Pasture Crops).
 +
 Water Rats appear to have increased considerably in numbers since total protection was granted and reports of extensive damage to fishermen's nets were received. A licensing system (on application) was granted for the taking of very limited numbers. Water Rats appear to have increased considerably in numbers since total protection was granted and reports of extensive damage to fishermen's nets were received. A licensing system (on application) was granted for the taking of very limited numbers.
-An application for the removal of protection from pelicans and an Open Season for Emu in the Dalranald District were declined. + 
-7. FAUNAL RESERVES+An application for the removal of protection from pelicans and an Open Season for Emu in the Balranald District were declined. 
-The Department of Lands refused concurrence in the dedication of the Macquarie Marshes as a Faunal Reserve. This wasImost disappointing and the Chief Secretary has taken the matter up with the Minister for Lands, who has agreed to give further consideration to the proposal.+ 
 +=== 7. Faunal Reserves=== 
 + 
 +The Department of Lands refused concurrence in the dedication of the Macquarie Marshes as a Faunal Reserve. This was most disappointing and the Chief Secretary has taken the matter up with the Minister for Lands, who has agreed to give further consideration to the proposal. 
 During the year seven areas were proclaimed sanctuaries under the Act, bringing the total of proclaimed sanctuaries to 370. During the year seven areas were proclaimed sanctuaries under the Act, bringing the total of proclaimed sanctuaries to 370.
-8. APPOINTNENT OF FIELD STAFF:+ 
 +=== 8. Appointment of field staff=== 
 The necessary funds for the appointment of a Field Officer have been provided in this Year's Budget and an advertisement for applicants is expected at any time. The necessary funds for the appointment of a Field Officer have been provided in this Year's Budget and an advertisement for applicants is expected at any time.
 +
 The Panel is opposing a move by the Forestry Commission to dedicate as a State Forest an area of 665 acres on the Bulga-Comboyne Range near Ellenborough. The Panel is opposing a move by the Forestry Commission to dedicate as a State Forest an area of 665 acres on the Bulga-Comboyne Range near Ellenborough.
-Pour Rain Forest Pigeons --- Purple-crowned, Red-crowned, Woompoo and White-headed have been declared Rare Fauna. + 
-9. INTERSTATE CONIERENCE ON FAUNA+Four Rain Forest Pigeons - Purple-crowned, Red-crowned, Woompoo and White-headed have been declared Rare Fauna. 
-Will be held in Melbourne in February, 1954. The Panel will ask for discussion on these topics + 
-Uniform action for control of Water Rats. Organisation of Survey Work. +=== 9. Interstate conference on fauna=== 
-14. + 
-Special Protection for Rare Species. Open Seasons for Ducks, +Will be held in Melbourne in February, 1954. The Panel will ask for discussion on these topics... 
-Trading and EXportation Of Fauna. + 
-10. DEEWHY LAGOON+  - Uniform action for control of Water Rats. 
-The Panel has decided to support,the Ornithologists request forretention of that section of the Lagoon most suitable for the protection of bird life. +  - Organisation of Survey Work. 
-11. THE SOUTH COAST TOURIST AREA SANCTUARY: (Comprising the coastal strip between Nowra and Dateman'Day+  Special Protection for Rare Species. 
-This has been declared an absolute sanctuary by prohibiting the :destruction of all faUna except under license.+  - Open Seasons for Ducks. 
 +  Trading and Exportation Of Fauna. 
 + 
 +== 10. Deewhy Lagoon=== 
 + 
 +The Panel has decided to support the Ornithologists request for retention of that section of the Lagoon most suitable for the protection of bird life. 
 + 
 +=== 11. The South Coast Tourist Area Sanctuary=== 
 + 
 +(Comprising the coastal strip between Nowra and Bateman'Bay)
 + 
 +This has been declared an absolute sanctuary by prohibiting the destruction of all faUna except under license. 
 + 
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 REUNION 1954. REUNION 1954.
 By Ross Laird. "Any more General Business?" By Ross Laird. "Any more General Business?"
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