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-FEDERATION NOTES MARCH MEL7ING.+===== 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. 
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-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. 
 + 
 +---- 
 REUNION 1954. REUNION 1954.
 By Ross Laird. "Any more General Business?" By Ross Laird. "Any more General Business?"
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