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 =====The Sydney Bushwalker===== =====The Sydney Bushwalker=====
  
-A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalker, +A monthly bulletin of matters of interest to the Sydney Bushwalker, The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms "Northcote Building," Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O. Sydney.
-The N.S.W. Nurses' Association Rooms "Northcote Building," Reiby Place, Sydney. Box No. 4476 G.P.O. Sydney.+
  
 =====January 1963===== =====January 1963=====
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 |At 0ur December Meeting|A. Colley| 3| |At 0ur December Meeting|A. Colley| 3|
 |Letter to the Editor - Resigned.| | 5| |Letter to the Editor - Resigned.| | 5|
-|A Natural History of Pseudonyms - Engaliegh| | 6|+|A Natural History of Pseudonyms|Engaliegh | 6|
 |Day Walks| | 8| |Day Walks| | 8|
 |Federation Report - November 1963| |10| |Federation Report - November 1963| |10|
 |Carlon's - Scrubbers Saddle - Janolan etc.|Pat Harrison|11| |Carlon's - Scrubbers Saddle - Janolan etc.|Pat Harrison|11|
-|Some helpful hints and Recipies for New Members going on their first long Trip.|M.Rodgers|14| +|Some Helpful Hints and Recipes for New Members Going On Their First Long Trip|M.Rodgers|14| 
-|Good Walking Country - Extracts.| |16| +|Good Walking Country - Extracts| |16| 
-|The Tin Canoe Trip - Stage I.|A. Kenway|17| +|The Tin Canoe Trip - Stage 1|A. Kenway|17| 
-|Science, Naturally.| |18|+|Science, Naturally| |18|
  
 =====Advertisements===== =====Advertisements=====
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 Wilf's track clearing week-end on 23-24-25 November didn't prove so popular, but he and his one other starter did some extensive clearing and blazing along Starlight's trail. The herd who went an the Sunday wa1k - 23 members, 7 prospectives and 2 visitors; 32 in all - proved too much even for Frank Leyden's organisation. Despite careful advance planning the leader was unsuccessful in stopping most of the party from crowding on to one bus and helping it miss the train. Equal lack of success attended his efforts to fit more than 3 into the Figure-8 pools. But it was an enjoyable day, as far as the feelings of the'32 could be assessed. Wilf's track clearing week-end on 23-24-25 November didn't prove so popular, but he and his one other starter did some extensive clearing and blazing along Starlight's trail. The herd who went an the Sunday wa1k - 23 members, 7 prospectives and 2 visitors; 32 in all - proved too much even for Frank Leyden's organisation. Despite careful advance planning the leader was unsuccessful in stopping most of the party from crowding on to one bus and helping it miss the train. Equal lack of success attended his efforts to fit more than 3 into the Figure-8 pools. But it was an enjoyable day, as far as the feelings of the'32 could be assessed.
  
-In resp6nse to a suggestion by the Committee, the meting discussed the question of more frequent walks programmes. Bob Godfrey favoured a 2 monthly programme. He thought it would be a better programme, would help to attract more members and would be easier to fill. It would also do away with the necessity of leaders committing themselves 6 months in advance. Bill Burke thought the present programme, extending some months ahead was one of the attractions of the Club. It allowed time for planning and choosing walks. Some Clubs had no programme and there was little difference in committing yourself 2 months, 4 months or more ahead. Wilf Hilder said that our programme was extensively copied by other Clubs and it would be an advantage to reduce the time available for copying. In 6 months there could be extensive changes in the country as it was opened up. Many Leaders didn't like committing themselves 6 months ahead. Jack Gentle thought that we shouldn't worry about others copying our programme. Frank Leyden thought it would be better if the programme conformed with the seasons. He also favoured military map grid references instead of place names on the programme and use of the 24-hour clock. Molly Ridgers said that lecturers and suppliers of films often expressed surprise at the long period of waiting for the date to arrive. No decision was made, it being decided instead to the discussion till the Annual General Meeting, when there would be more members present and they would have had time to consider.+In response to a suggestion by the Committee, the meting discussed the question of more frequent walks programmes. Bob Godfrey favoured a 2 monthly programme. He thought it would be a better programme, would help to attract more members and would be easier to fill. It would also do away with the necessity of leaders committing themselves 6 months in advance. Bill Burke thought the present programme, extending some months ahead was one of the attractions of the Club. It allowed time for planning and choosing walks. Some Clubs had no programme and there was little difference in committing yourself 2 months, 4 months or more ahead. Wilf Hilder said that our programme was extensively copied by other Clubs and it would be an advantage to reduce the time available for copying. In 6 months there could be extensive changes in the country as it was opened up. Many Leaders didn't like committing themselves 6 months ahead. Jack Gentle thought that we shouldn't worry about others copying our programme. Frank Leyden thought it would be better if the programme conformed with the seasons. He also favoured military map grid references instead of place names on the programme and use of the 24-hour clock. Molly Ridgers said that lecturers and suppliers of films often expressed surprise at the long period of waiting for the date to arrive. No decision was made, it being decided instead to the discussion till the Annual General Meeting, when there would be more members present and they would have had time to consider. 
 + 
 +=====Letter to the Editor from "Resigned"===== 
 + 
 +====re Rudolph====
  
-Letter to the Editor" 
-re Rudolph 
 M. Putt's letter was most interesting, particularly the appendix on Rudolph. M. Putt's letter was most interesting, particularly the appendix on Rudolph.
-However, I fear that Rudolph must have followed C.P-. here fro5L New Zealand because when I was walking seriously 15 yearago we had no such inimical deities to contend -with. D-Irther support to this theory is evidenced by the absence of Rudolph oler the last year or two, and I think-he has depafted these-shores knowing full well that C.P. spend5 most of his time overseas nowadays. (Who else could have loused up so effectively the air transport in New Guinea?) + 
-I'have vy fond recolleCtion of oldr local benevoleht deity, +However, I fear that Rudolph must have followed C.P. here from New Zealand because when I was walking seriously 15 year ago we had no such inimical deities to contend with. Further support to this theory is evidenced by the absence of Rudolph over the last year or two, and I think he has departed these shores knowing full well that C.P. spends most of his time overseas nowadays. (Who else could have loused up so effectively the air transport in New Guinea?) 
-Hughie, who-looked after us so well befoiie RudolPh appeared on the scene. He-seemed to have an inekhau5table fund of generous gestufies tucks along at ai5proprigte time -d to offer'hitches throwing another log on the fire - a tree across a stream when one had just-put on dry soaks - clear, sparkling days - bush camp sites at 5 pm with wood and tent poles laid on. + 
-When occasionally Hughie became capri6ious and really sent 'er down or led one-up gn impossible ravine it was only in jest and served as a reminder not to rely entirely on Hughie's big-heartedness. +I have very fond recollection of our local benevolent deity, Hughie, who looked after us so well before Rudolph appeared on the scene. He seemed to have an inexhaustible fund of generous gestures - trucks along at appropriate times to offer hitches throwing another log on the fire - a tree across a stream when one had just put on dry soaks - clear, sparkling days - bush camp sites at 5 pm with wood and tent poles laid on. 
-Vale, RudolphRequiescat in pace: + 
-All hail, Hughie:+When occasionally Hughie became capricious and really sent 'er down or led one up an impossible ravine it was only in jest and served as a reminder not to rely entirely on Hughie's big-heartedness. 
 + 
 +Vale, RudolphRequiescat in pace
 + 
 +All hail, Hughie
 Resigned. Resigned.
-MMEONIMINMEIMEMIN. 
-CT P,12.1IE. OR THE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY. 
-SWGD. 
-I-knew-he hAd some vital thing, a talent Some Vitich ol genius apart from making flesh And blood-from other than, wall, 
-Say the' normal'ingr'edients. 
-(The m6ment gone of course, like the things One should hgVe said, the elegant reply). Did we see Bordvans1yl'6-Stibng Man? We saw 
- Les Amants Eternelles or s6iine such name. . Well that was Clem; The strong man. 
-Ordering this Ice-tcream the womgn said "The li-ttle fel1o .=-" and I told her The actor in a serious farce was dead. 
-6 The Sydney, Bush-maker January 1963 
-A:NATURAL HISTORY OF PSEUDONYMS. 
-.0......* 
-Among many primitive tribes, to allow a man'sroper name to escape into the demaih of the spirits-the air is to do that-man a grave injustice. Along with hair, to and finger, nails_and'body-mastes a -man's name-im6 to be car6fully-guai4ded;- the finger nails to be hidden', the name-tobe known only to one or two elders(, If either Comes into-- 
-possegsion-of the manes enemies drastic magici-can_be'morked, his manhood 
-destroyed (.5r -his wife present him-mith twins fUJ teethed at:theif. delivery. A man eg name is very poteht, very:personal.:and is not to be kanwn by all.' Ami-ing the English, George Ori7e11..died cOnvinced that if his real name ever gam the black and white of printers ink hi g myriad 
-enemies-mould destroy him piec6meal and paipfuIlyb This ig not-necessarily a sign of losg or dei"angement of mental-powers. In -a i5erson ihn believed 
-that television was-omnipresent and persnally malign on strongly held 
-dogma confirms the other and certifies to great intelligence and perception. 
  
- Thus a scribes relationship with his Oitor should-be-as secret as +=====ClemmieOr the Children'Christmas Party.=====
-the disposition of his nail iorings. The advantages to-bnth arc nuiernus. If the afithor has been indiscreet in his writing fflind you, in hi g ynuth, +
-and appropriate pseudonym will allow the editor to present new work as such; the integrity; virginity indeed, of his editorship will be maintained and the miter need not necessarily 11-.3..010 the attitudes of his youth. The edit,sr also +
-if he is sufficiently inventive can write six articles under gix pseudonyms and pregent a picture of thriving health,, The wells inspintin ran dry +
-as often as=water holes in-the LaberynthA 6onth of fflin,-boredom and the +
-necessity to mow the lawn occasionally cr:n promote. P. flood of contributions. The subterfuge, if it successTully scrapes pr st one issue, is 1e,7,itimate. +
-Pseudonyms can to an extent prnvide-instant personality. One' g cothpanions +
-on a walk are not always inclined to tolerate a facetious report of losing their way immediately after leaving the railway etation. A suitable pen name can imply that the writer received his information at least at third hand, that he was-in no may connected with the misarlventure arid in any case wag perfectly sober ilhen He left the hotel. If nne is the only Carnivore among six vegetarians oh6 cold write learnedly- of the grOries of ther meals, the magnificent cOoks one Ms lanwnr..the mystieal qualities of "carne komung"-which should-be cockednlunghidal care bone", i e. far torn itg - beloved or slightly green. If one sighed the article Francis Bacon, honour, prejudice and anomyninty are all preserved,, +
-,   - +
-Closely allied to pseudcixtms are -61-iaspecies own as sobriquets. Since they are given rather than sought they oar he recognised by brighter colour, greater aptness and at times a certain maliceayint expressed a feeling of contentment and gra-at strength aTtei: brealOsting. on a thousand fish it was perhaps natural to be called Whitebaitbit, hen after half a lifetime +
-January 1963 The Sydney Bushwalker 7 +
-one is-accused of having made a love philtre-of the eyes arid poisoning The Girl it can be 'S'een that the malice of sobriquets is more durable than the bright colours -at their birth. +
-In fact the greater the malice the mnre-apt is the gobriquet,- Oovided of course-that it is knr4n-oay to certain people and:not at all to-the subject. To relieve the monerboriy of wandering up and down the wrong ridges one can use thgt part of one'mind that is not involved in purelY mechanical functions, i e. pushing aside imperietrable salley trying to salivate one's throat, to think up suitable sbriquets for ffle leader, CrhiS" spare part of one's mind is normally nocupied in wondering where one is, whether the camp site will be anothCx lyre-birds iiest and, after several days of crThstant wraching- whether one-will see one's lovod ories agaihv Finding other exercise for-this pert nf-the brain slows crriwn the oriset of ah nirerwhelming, jpqrlrei's and is to be recommended for all who would follow. +
-At varioUs stages-on one trip -I coined and kept to myself at lest +
-a dozen sobriquets foii-the leader. (It was an over-organiS-ed adventure; D'ay and-Night Navigators, Finan6ial Secretary, Advance Scout and Deputy Collector of Dingo Taps) : Unfortunately each disaster, and there were - many, mgde the' previous sobriquet les'S apt. As Prince Henry', (The Navigatnr) led us out from the-bus I had the unbounded faith and-zeal-of a lieutenant Of da GgIng setting 6ff for the Cape. When we iivere cloud brund, benighted on Currogftillk' I -6oUld still View the situation calmly: It was, after all, Zallory countty, steep, rocky' unexplored gnd some 6ne was-sure to fall over a cliff; there were enough cliffs for each -V) fall over Oparately, The following night beiarig draped Oy terit over a lyre-bird mound, the hext-mnund to the ornithologist, I tonk-ho part in the vulgar sNabble about our wher6abKuts: (This of course took place before "This is for the birds" became common coinage). +
-That complete overwhelming psych6eisi ! mentioned earlier ikas much in evidence. In the thirteen members of the party thee were fourteen' types, mine being the: split-personal#y-genus. That pert of my mind responsible for gpeech, nAble thughts, epigrams was completely numbed, the areas - responsible for the recnrding of pain, fatigue and incregsing appreherision bad in riot. I went the greater part of the day with not a single sobriquet entering my mind. One come late in the days in a brief moment of peace. +
-- The Party, minus the Advance' Sceut;-Night N'avi6etor and the DeputyCollector had gained the peak5f Pigeon HouseThe Advance scout hadn'+
-paus6d at-this-most i4ewdrding of views; the Financial Secretary had sent him off to Drury's to Told the bus, feaftng his sinecure might dissipate if the bus went bacletn NoWra and had to return; ,the U4.;ht-Navige tor was helping the Deputy Collector up the wrong track. Ne sat alone; Whitebait, The Girl, Princess Petticoat and The Leader. The settinr sun sketched with +
-8 The Sydney Bushwalker Ji'aluary 1963 6 +
-a black pencil every i4idge we had di-navigated, every knob ie had-diclimbed, every cluit of salley we had disected. It was a moment of supreme satisfaction. We knew Unniistakeably where we were and only slightly less surely how we had got there., +
-Princess Petticoat said, "I'm sure there is one ridge we didn't climb"." +
-- The Om of a sobriquet-flashed into tr mind. The Grand Old Duke of York? No He had ten thousand men. Something biblical, the tribes' of Egypt, No'.' The Searlet Pimpernel. He had beef here; there, everywhere. It wnuld do', It wouldn't be a perennial like Dormie or 1.andelburE, but it would do. +
-The Scarlet Pimpernel tied another piece nf tent cord around his shoes, The Girl chewed another dry aspirin, I haped the Princess to her feet. It was-getting dark and we didn't want to be too fflr behind the Night Navigator. +
-DAY WaLKS +
-FEBIZu,:aY 3 +
-Commodore Heights Cottage ,Rock - Cr,mmodore HoiL4hts: 10-mils. +
-This should be an interestirig trip throagh the Eastern potion of,KUrinoi Chase in th6 Broken BaS' - Cowan Creek area, Nnte the "R" shown in the programme. Considdring the:way in which the scrub has thickened during recent:months, that little doesn't be "maybe"+
-Transport.- Le theleader know in' good time so that he can arrange transport. JU3I88-(B). +
-Map. Broken Bay Military or Hawkesbury River Tourist.. Leader: Stuart Brooks, +
-FEBRUARY 17 Heathcnte - Lake Eckersley_and return - SIAIMAING CARNIVAL, +
-For those who cannot camp overnight but wish to attend the +
- Carnival, this walk is available to ensure that you arrive in-tim6 for the first event. loke Eckersleyis a first , class spot for swinfdrag at any time. +
-Train; S:2O 6,14. Gronulla train from Contn'a Electric - - Station t Sutherland. CHANGE LiT SUTHERLAND for rail motor to Heathcot-6. +
-Fare:.. 5/6 t eturn... Map: 'Port Hac-Ring Tr,urist or. Camden +
-Military.  +
-Leader: Brian Harvey.' +
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-AND J HOPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO f +
-..1 "your calloUsed feet tread many new ttacks this ear and all ymur walks and camps be enjoyable. +
-Ust in case-ynur feet ara'n't tough and calloused and 6u'd like to-Put a lot more 6-(=ofortable miles behind ou, take _a lank at Paddyikt,footwear for this. year,. +
-0OX8: RAner rjloi and frool made in.Switzerlad, lmost impossible to wear out and,supremely comfoztable. +
-p sear6t ?-thouggnds of-wool loops inside the sock o tuAhion your foot; abgorb shocks and moisture - omething like a-terry towel lining but better.- he price 27/9 pr. +
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-edek and Janus made in Noi4Vray, exti4a thick greasy  001, these are becoming more' and Tiore popular with alkers and are wonderful value from 13/6 to 15/6. +
-addy's Pin kids" (and crreysY the ever popular miners ock, a walkere favourite_for years - 10/6 +
-OTS. Nse-i and improved m'cSdelsrf-Paddy's well-known liking boot iith-Sherpa 8oles. Nov) availablc in a tter last foi.' greater comfoft nd still backed by - guarantee of quality,. Two models 6.2.6& +
-ning in p6pularity, the 3-per  HuSki +
-le; tight, 'flexible, comfortable'. G^,-d for-3 peks t ip6 to Sunday walks, specially constructed for hwalkers 4.16.6.+
  
-.bnails; clinkers, tricounis and even :crampons for toose who need them.+====SWDG.====
  
-Good walking in 1963+I knew he had some vital thing, a talent\\ 
-+Some touch of genius apart from making flesh\\ 
-HOT OFF THE PRESS".SNOWT MOUNTAINS VITALES"  +And blood from other than, well,\\ 
-A magnificent publication by the Geehi Club 7/6+Say the normal ingredients.\\ 
-PAD ';Y P +(The moment gone of courselike the things\\ 
-Lightweight Ccmp Gear +One should have said, the elegant reply).\\ 
-202 CASTLEREAGH St SYDNEY +Did we see Borovansky's Strong Man? We saw\\ 
-M2685 +Les Amants Eternelles or some such name.\\ 
-vabovRaumadrisswokuokrokaos.4rwAvao +Well that was Clem. The strong man.\\ 
-10 The Sydney Bushvalker January 1963 FEDERATION REPORT NOVENBER 1962 +Ordering this Ice-cream the woman said\\ 
-SEARCH AP RESCUE:210 ca015ers. attended the Demonstration week-.end during October, but not so many tookpart in the practical work. +"The little fellow --" and I told her\\ 
-CONSERVATION: In view of the recent construction of fire trails, it has bean suggested that a roadless, primitive-area be set aside in-the Blue Mountains National Park, possibly the whole of the Grose Canyon and Wentworth Greek+The actor in a serious farce was dead. 
-BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PI1RK.Read access is now available to within a couple of hundred yards o'the Red Hand Cave at Glenbrook. It is hoped that the Public-Recreation Reserve-along the Nepean River from Erskine Creek to Glenbook will be added to the Park. -The Blue Gum Forest, the ENai4d Hallstrom Reserve at Blackheath, Glanbrr,ok Creek and the:Nepean lookout at Erskine Creek are to 6e added to the Park.The Victoria Frlls track has been repaired at the tnpl-bUtis nosed below-the Falls at presentl-pending repairs. It is proposed to stock Bedford Creek with fish, probably Perch. + 
-HEATHCOTE PRIMITIVE AREA. A grant of E250 froffi the State GovernEent has been received by the Trust'.Metal signs are to be erected at vafinus points. The-Electncity Commission is placing notices C5n gates across its access roads to the effect that vehicles may not proceed but walkers are permitted. An extention of about 506 -1-/ the acreage of the area is anticipated. The erection of fireplaces and clearing of walking trackes is in progress +=====Natural History of Pseudonyms.===== 
-BOSHWAIZER ANNUAL. The Edit6r reports that the response to her redjuest for articles has been very goo4 The new issu6 is expefted to be on sale late in January 1963. The printing will run to 3000 copies and a much better sales effort is required if the isSue is - (-) pay for itself. The fact, unless this issue is a sUccess, there is not likely to be any further issues will be possible. + 
-TRACKS AND ACCESS': There is a 5ign nn the Bell-road to Pierces Pass, but the Pass is not yet clearedof hepv lawyer vine infestation: +====Engaliegh==== 
-sr, + 
--as g ot no doubt hale read elsewhere Paday ha S terric range orsockt in stock now. The best we saw on a recent inspection were marked "200% wool." Our inquiry brought to light the i'eason+Among many primitive tribes, to allow a man's proper name to escape into the domain of the spirits of the air is to do that man a grave injustice. Along with hair, toe and finger nails_and body wastes, a man's name is to be carefully guarded; the finger nails to be hidden, the name to be known only to one or two elders. If either comes into possession of the man's enemies drastic magic can be worked, his manhood destroyed or his wife present him with twins fully teethed at their delivery. A man's name is very potent, very personal and is not to be known by all. Among the English, George Orwell died convinced that if his real name ever saw the black and white of printers ink his myriad enemies would destroy him piecemeal and painfully. This is not necessarily a sign of loss or derangement of mental powers. In a person who believed that television was omnipresent and personally malign on strongly held dogma confirms the other and certifies to great intelligence and perception. 
-These sOcks were made from wool shorn from only those sheep who had led double lives. + 
-January. 1963 The Sydney Bushwalker +Thus a scribe's relationship with his editor should be as secret as the disposition of his nail parings. The advantages to both are numerous. If the author has been indiscreet in his writing mind you, in his youth, an appropriate pseudonym will allow the editor to present new work as such; the integrity, virginity indeed, of his editorship will be maintained and the writer need not necessarily keep the attitudes of his youth. The editor also if he is sufficiently inventive can write six articles under six pseudonyms and present a picture of thriving health. The wells of inspiration run dry as often as water holes in-the Laberynth. A month of rain, boredom and the necessity to mow the lawn occasionally can promote a flood of contributions. The subterfuge, if it successfully scrapes past one issue, is legitimate. 
-CARLON'SCRUBBERS SADDLE J.Eq0LLN QUEAEG0Nc7. - + 
-GUOUWaNG NOOROO BUTTRESS 40NANGAROO +Pseudonyms can to an extent provide instant personality. One's companions on a walk are not always inclined to tolerate a facetious report of losing their way immediately after leaving the railway station. A suitable pen name can imply that the writer received his information at least at third hand, that he was in no may connected with the misadventure and in any case wag perfectly sober when he left the hotel. If one is the only carnivore among six vegetarians one could write learnedly of the glories of other meals, the magnificent cooks one has known, the mystical qualities of "carne kowmung" which should be cooked "lunghidal caro bone", i.e. far from its beloved or slightly green. If one signed the article Francis Bacon, honour, prejudice and anomyninty are all preserved. 
-- + 
-Pat T-T rrison +Closely allied to pseudonyms are the species known as sobriquets. Since they are given rather than sought they can be recognised by brighter colour, greater aptness and at times a certain malice. Having expressed a feeling of contentment and great strength after breakfasting on a thousand fish it was perhaps natural to be called "Whitebait", but when after half a lifetime one is accused of having made a love philtre of the eyes and poisoning The Girl it can be seen that the malice of sobriquets is more durable than the bright colours at their birth. 
-The car was left in the clearirig abnvethe -descent into-Green Gully and the walk began at 2145 hnis On-a Friday night': in'September, 1962. The night was clear and the mon she sweet1y-4(4;er all sve went past thb far'and tip to the saddle nverlhnkirig Carinnts Creak. The walkfrom here to the Cox was uneventful except foit the 'penceof t dead cow in the creek. The-nettlesmoreover were not too b6d in Garinn'Creek and the water-vas riot too high in Breakfast Creek, so that we reached the Cox at 0030 hours on Saturday morning with dry feet and sting-free legs. + 
-Two walkers oel Bazely and his son) were camped under the stars alongside the Cox, and-beside them a huge fire nfnak lets burnt brightly +In fact the greater the malice the more apt is the sobriquetprovided of course that it is known only to certain people and not at all to the subject. To relieve the monotony of wandering up and down the wrong ridges one can use that part of one's mind that is not involved in purely mechanical functions, i.e. pushing aside impenetrable salley trying to salivate one's throat, to think up suitable sobriquets for the leader. (This spare part of one's mind is normally occupied in wondering where one is, whether the camp site will be another lyre-birds nest and, after several days of constant wracking, whether one will see one's loved ones again. Finding other exercise for this pert of the brain slows down the onset of ah overwhelming psychosis and is to be recommended for all who would follow
-and lit us with a welcoming g16w as we walked in. We played safe and put up an abdulIed tent becallse clouds were beginning to pile up, but-during + 
-the early hours of the mnfining a fierce wind-threw 'it-dciwn about ur ears. H6wever, the wind had also blown away the clouds and the stars shone again, +At various stages on one trip I coined and kept to myself at least a dozen sobriquets for the leader. (It was an over-organised adventure; Day and Night Navigators, Financial Secretary, Advance Scout and Deputy Collector of Dingo Traps). Unfortunately each disaster, and there were many, made the previous sobriquet less apt. As Prince Henry, (The Navigator) led us out from the bus I had the unbounded faith and zeal of a lieutenant of da Gama setting off for the Cape. When we were cloud bound, benighted on Curroebilly I could still view the situation calmly. It was, after all, Mallory country, steep, rocky unexplored and some one was sure to fall over a cliff; there were enough cliffs for each to fall over separately. The following night having draped me tent over a lyre-bird mound, the next mound to the ornithologist, I took no part in the vulgar squabble about our whereabouts. (This of course took place before "This is for the birds" became common coinage). 
--so we left the tent where it fell. + 
-Peter Harrington'plgns-were to go down the Cnx; while Ken TYrrellMdi'and myself were'to go up-Scrubber' Saddle to Guouoing end down the Nooroo Buttras gnd LEtoi-endezvous (if possible) to same night with Peter at the junctionof the Cox and Kanangra Rivers. Both plans went well. +That complete overwhelming psychosis mentioned earlier was much in evidence. In the thirteen members of the party there were fourteen types, mine being the split personality-genus. That pert of my mind responsible for speech, noble thoughts, epigrams was completely numbed, the areas responsible for the recording of pain, fatigue and increasing apprehension had in riot. I went the greater part of the day with not a single sobriquet entering my mind. One come late in the day, in a brief moment of peace. 
-Peter reached the Kanangrg River at lunch time after a very enjoyable walk, whilee three reached Guouognng at 1235 via Mts. O'Reilly, Dwyer, Jenolan, Queahgnng and Hawkfell. + 
-There was a stiffish goo feet climb up to Scrubbers' Soddle from the Cox and then a gradaal climb to Mt. Jerilan (3585 feet). The views were - pgrticularly good-froni O'Reilly (looking towards Blue Dog and the Cai4lon criuntry), ana also from Jenolan whence there was a mgnificerit view of BeilikorraCloudaker-and Craft'Wall, with the-wide,-flat to 15 of Mt. - Oolong superimposed on Orgft'Wall. It was. frorti nnolan also thdt we got our-first glimpse of Guouogang, ma5sive-dftd-bgise-lookirig in the morning sun, and the aveul pit that goes down to..Guouogang Brook. +The Party, minus the Advance Scout, Night Navigator and the Deputy Collector had gained the peak of Pigeon House. The Advance Scout hadn't paused at this most rewarding of viewsthe Financial Secretary had sent him off to Drury's to hold the bus, fearing his sinecure might dissipate if the bus went back to Nowra and had to return; the Night Navigator was helping the Deputy Collector up the wrong track. We sat alone; Whitebait, The Girl, Princess Petticoat and The Leader. The setting sun sketched with a black pencil every ridge we had di-navigated, every knob we had di-climbed, every clump of salley we had disected. It was a moment of supreme satisfaction. We knew unmistakeably where we were and only slightly less surely how we had got there. 
-The footing 11'6d -become'rockier frnt the other side-of JenoIan and we perforce picked our way down the deep saddle and up to Queahgong-(3,800 ft). The scrub also became thicker-here, and both it and the rocky footing persisted until we reached Guouogang-(4,232 feet).We climbed the trig there to enjoy the all-round view --the Wild D6g Mountains looking particu16rly impressive. We &111d'nht reccird our entry very-satisfactorily in the log, for it had been torn and dispersed everywhere a6ongst the sally. We gatheY.ed together 'whatwe could'and put it back in its cover. It was bitteil cold on the mountain and w6 cr'ammed on balaclavas and every item of clothing we carried, and were on our way again at 1330. + 
-12 The Sydney Bushwalker +Princess Petticoat said, "I'm sure there is one ridge we didn't climb". 
-.. January 1963 + 
-The Nooroo Buttress is a 3,200 feet des6ent and overlooks Whalania Deep, the gr'eatest declivity in-the Blue Nhuntains. The buttregs is extrethely rockySome-of the roCks are in the form of bluffs, others are loose and ti;eacher'ous underfoot particularay when-descending, while there-is one-spot-a few hundred feet from the top-where it is advisable to traverse to the left s(i e. coming down) arouci the bluff. The-buttress in plaees rt rrows into a jagged-arete which overhangs Jenolgn Creek, and to avnid-sprained ankles or worse we veritably +The germ of a sobriquet flashed into my mind. The Grand Old Duke of York? No. He had ten thousand men. Something biblical, the tribes of Egypt. No. The Scarlet Pimpernel. He had been here, there, everywhere. It would do. It wouldn't be a perennial like Dormie or Wandelburg, but it would do
-felt our way-down this awesome ridge. The sun was behind us, the vi6ws were-tremeridous, and cameras clicked furiously. As we Lnt further down + 
-we could look:back and upwards at the grey monster we had climbed down. +The Scarlet Pimpernel tied another piece of tent cord around his shoes, The Girl chewed another dry aspirin, I helped the Princess to her feet. It was getting dark and we didn't want to be too far behind the Night Navigator. 
-There were also-wonderful views of the Falls iri Davies Canyon on Sally Can Creek and of an-unnamed waterfall iri Janolan CreekThe buttress widens towards the b5ttnm and becomes an open forest of oaks and gums with Verdant Dilwinnia growing abundantly under the trees. + 
-le reached the idyllic little clearing at the junction of Jalnlan Creek arid the Kanangra River at1535.After-.-esting and refreshing ourselves for 20 minutes we set out for Konangaroo, *here we arrived at 1745 just on dusk and just when Peter was thinging we wouldn'got in-until Sunday. On the way down the-river we had a look at the Norbert Carlon plaque, which is rather hard to find. +=====Day Walks===== 
-It ma-6 a happy reunion arid gnod-camp that night and next day (Sunday) wgs a very pleasant walk areCng the most Glorious seven eight mi1e6 of + 
-Cox there is. -There were no incidents ekcept the disturbing 611 several large, shiny, red-bellied black snakes, one of which slid into the Cox +|February 3|Commodore Heights - Cottage Rock - Commodore Heights. 10 miles. This should be an interesting trip through the Eastern potion of Kuringai Chase in the Broken Bay - Cowan Creek area. Note the "R" shown in the programme. Considering the way in which the scrub has thickened during recent months, that little "R" doesn't be "maybe"Transport. Let the leader know in good time so that he can arrange transport. JU3I88(B). Map. Broken Bay Military or Hawkesbury River Tourist. Leader: Stuart Brooks.| 
-While we were-lunching at Breakfast Creek and which remained clearly visible +|February 17|Heathcote - Lake Eckersley and return - Swimming Carnival. For those who cannot camp overnight but wish to attend the Carnival, this walk is available to ensure that you arrive in time for the first event. Lake Eckersley is a first class spot for swimming at any time. Train: 8.2O a.m. Cronulla train from Central Electric Station t Sutherland. Change at Sutherland for rail motor to Heathcote. Fare: 5/6 return. Map: Port Hacking Tourist or Camden Military. Leader: Brian Harvey.| 
-under water for about half an hour. + 
-The Cox wa-6 well p-c:tronised that weekend, fOr as-well as seeing Alan Rigby near bierrigal Creek we also cam upon Snow Brown and a party near the Heartbreaker Bend. +=====Federation Report - November 1962===== 
-At 1415 hour S wrreached the'sadell6 above Carlo's and lingered there for a-long time, looking back at-Guouogang-and Jen6lan, our companions et the preiious day. Thing g went so *ell altogether on-this-walk that-ternre gqng-homeWe had tithe to becothe tourists and drive out -Lb. EInnst Lookout for some good shots of King George all ablaze in the afternonn sun. + 
- IIP.....1,11PIIPOP  +====Search and Rescue==== 
-HO/E.SPUN + 
-The only time woman really listens to what her hus,dnnd is saying is when she is eavesdropping, +210 campers attended the Demonstration week-end during October, but not so many took part in the practical work. 
-January 1963 + 
-The Sydney Bushwalker 13 +====Conservation==== 
-FOR la0-, YOUR TRANSPORT FROM BLACIii-FEATH + 
-CONTACT  +In view of the recent construction of fire trails, it has bean suggested that a roadless, primitive-area be set aside in the Blue Mountains National Park, possibly the whole of the Grose Canyon and Wentworth Creek
-.HATSWELLYS TAXI AND TOURISt SERVICE. + 
-RINGWRITEWIRE OR CALL - ANY HOUR - DAY OR NIGHT+====Blue mountains National Park==== 
-'Phone: Blackheath 1AT459or W151 BOOKING OFFICE: 4 do5rs from Gardiners Inn Hotel (LOOK FOR THE NEON SIGN+ 
-SPEEDY 6 or $ PASSENGER CARS AVAILABTR, +Road access is now available to within a couple of hundred yards of the Red Hand Cave at Glenbrook. It is hoped that the Public Recreation Reserve along the Nepean River from Erskine Creek to Glenbook will be added to the Park. The Blue Gum Forest, the Edward Hallstrom Reserve at Blackheath, Glenbrook Creek and the Nepean lookout at Erskine Creek are to be added to the Park. The Victoria Falls track has been repaired at the top, but is closed below the Falls at present, pending repairs. It is proposed to stock Bedford Creek with fish, probably Perch. 
-LRGE OR SMALL PARTIES CATERED FOR + 
-'FARES: IcaufGRL.WALLS 30/per head (minimum 5 passeilzers) +====Heathcote Primitive Area==== 
-11 + 
-WE WILL BE PLEASED TO QUOTE TRIPS OR SPT.,CLI.L P.,aTIES ON iiPPLICATION +A grant of £250 from the State Government has been received by the Trust. Metal signs are to be erected at various points. The Electricity Commission is placing notices on gates across its access roads to the effect that vehicles may not proceed but walkers are permitted. An extension of about 50% of the acreage of the area is anticipated. The erection of fireplaces and clearing of walking tracks is in progress. 
-PMRY LOOKDOWN 4b- + 
-JENOLO STATE FOREST 20/- +====Bushwalker Annual==== 
-CARLON tS RPM 12/6+ 
 +The Editor reports that the response to her request for articles has been very good. The new issue is expected to be on sale late in January 1963. The printing will run to 3,000 copies and a much better sales effort is required if the issue is to pay for itself. The fact is, unless this issue is a success, there is not likely to be any further issues will be possible. 
 + 
 +====Tracks and Access==== 
 + 
 +There is a sign on the Bell road to Pierces Pass, but the Pass is not yet cleared of heavy lawyer vine infestation. 
 + 
 +====Note==== 
 + 
 +As you no doubt have read elsewhere Paddy has terrific range of socks in stock now. The best we saw on a recent inspection were marked "200% wool." Our inquiry brought to light the reason. 
 + 
 +These socks were made from wool shorn from only those sheep who had led double lives. 
 + 
 +=====Carlon'Sctubbers Saddle Jenolan Queahong Guougang Nooroo Buttress Konangaroo - Coxs - Carlon's===== 
 + 
 +====Pat Harrison==== 
 + 
 +The car was left in the clearing above the descent into Green Gully and the walk began at 2145 hours on a Friday night in September, 1962. The night was clear and the moon shone sweet1y over all as we went past the farm and up to the saddle overlooking Carlons Creek. The walk from here to the Cox was uneventful except for the presence of a dead cow in the creek. The-nettles moreover were not too bad in Carlons Creek and the water was not too high in Breakfast Creek, so that we reached the Cox at 0030 hours on Saturday morning with dry feet and sting-free legs. 
 + 
 +Two walkers (Noel Bazely and his son) were camped under the stars alongside the Cox, and beside them a huge fire of oak logs burnt brightly and lit us with a welcoming g1ow as we walked in. We played safe and put up an abdulled tent because clouds were beginning to pile up, but during the early hours of the morning a fierce wind threw it down about our ears. However, the wind had also blown away the clouds and the stars shone again, so we left the tent where it fell. 
 + 
 +Peter Harrington'plans were to go down the Cox, while Ken TyrrellWilf Hilder and myself were to go up Scrubbers Saddle to Guouogang end down the Nooroo Buttress and so rendezvous (if possible) to same night with Peter at the junction of the Cox and Kanangra Rivers. Both plans went well. Peter reached the Kanangra River at lunch time after a very enjoyable walk, while we three reached Guouogang at 1235 via Mts. O'Reilly, Dwyer, Jenolan, Queahgnng and Hawkfell. 
 + 
 +There was a stiffish 800 feet climb up to Scrubbers Saddle from the Cox and then a gradual climb to Mt. Jenolan (3,585 feet). The views were particularly good from O'Reilly (looking towards Blue Dog and the Carlon country), and also from Jenolan whence there was a mgnificent view of BolworraCloudmaker and Crafts Wall, with the wide,flat top of Mt. Colong superimposed on Crafts Wall. It was from Jenolan also that we got our first glimpse of Guouogang, massive and bare-looking in the morning sun, and the awful pit that goes down to Guouogang Brook. 
 + 
 +The footing had become rockier from the other side of Jenolan and we perforce picked our way down the deep saddle and up to Queahgong (3,800 ft). The scrub also became thicker here, and both it and the rocky footing persisted until we reached Guouogang (4,232 feet). We climbed the trig there to enjoy the all-round view - the Wild Dog Mountains looking particularly impressive. We could not record our entry very satisfactorily in the log, for it had been torn and dispersed everywhere amongst the sally. We gathered together what we could and put it back in its cover. It was bitter cold on the mountain and we crammed on balaclavas and every item of clothing we carried, and were on our way again at 1330. 
 + 
 +The Nooroo Buttress is a 3,200 feet descent and overlooks Whalania Deep, the greatest declivity in the Blue Nhuntains. The buttress is extremely rockySome of the rocks are in the form of bluffs, others are loose and treacherous underfoot particularly when descending, while there is one spot a few hundred feet from the top where it is advisable to traverse to the left s(i.e. coming down) around the bluff. The buttress in places narrows into a jagged arete which overhangs Jenolan Creek, and to avoid sprained ankles or worse we veritably 
 +felt our way down this awesome ridge. The sun was behind us, the views were tremendous, and cameras clicked furiously. As we got further down we could look back and upwards at the grey monster we had climbed down. There were also wonderful views of the Falls in Davies Canyon on Sally Camp Creek and of an un-named waterfall in Jenolan CreekThe buttress widens towards the bottom and becomes an open forest of oaks and gums with verdant Dilwinnia growing abundantly under the trees. 
 + 
 +we reached the idyllic little clearing at the junction of Jenolan Creek and the Kanangra River at 1535. After resting and refreshing ourselves for 20 minutes we set out for Konangaroo, where we arrived at 1745 just on dusk and just when Peter was thinking we wouldn'get in until Sunday. On the way down the river we had a look at the Norbert Carlon plaque, which is rather hard to find. 
 + 
 +It was a happy reunion and good camp that night and next day (Sunday) was a very pleasant walk along the most glorious seven or eight miles of Cox there is. There were no incidents except the disturbing 611 several large, shiny, red-bellied black snakes, one of which slid into the Cox While we were lunching at Breakfast Creek and which remained clearly visible under water for about half an hour. 
 + 
 +The Cox was well patronised that weekend, for as well as seeing Alan Rigby near Merrigal Creek we also came upon Snow Brown and a party near the Heartbreaker Bend. 
 + 
 +At 1415 hours we reached the saddle above Carlon's and lingered there for a long time, looking back at Guouogang and Jenolan, our companions et the previous day. Things went so well altogether on this walk that before going home we had time to become tourists and drive out to Evans Lookout for some good shots of King George all ablaze in the afternoon sun. 
 + 
 +=====Home-Spun Philosophy===== 
 + 
 +The only time woman really listens to what her husband is saying is when she is eavesdropping. 
 + 
 +=====Some Helpful Hints and Recipes For New members Going On Their First Long trip===== 
 + 
 +====Molly Rodgers==== 
 + 
 +Form a food party if you can, 4 or 5 is a good number, more than that can be a bit unwieldyYou can save weight, have a bigger variety of food and can get away with on1y 1 billy per personPlan menus for each meal each day and from that you can work out your quantities. I allow 1/2 oz per person of rolled oatsand 1 oz per person of dried vegetablesrice, macaroni and dried fruit etc. Naturally I am assuming that these commodities will be eaten accompanied by other foods, i.e. vegetables with meat, rice with curry or dried fruit etc
 + 
 +On top of the food list write route of trip, number of days planned to do it and the number of people in the food party. When the trip's over, the conscientious food party organiser can make notes of how much extra sugar etcis needed next time and how many tins of sardines etc. were tossed away at the bottom of the hill on the last day. Keep your old food lists to refer to on future occasions, it will save a lot of time and thought. 
 + 
 +Make a list, with menus and what food __each__ person is to carry and give to each party member (carbon copies save time). Then if some life preserving commodity has been omitted the onus will not be entirely on the organiser. 
 + 
 +Be sure that all your food is packed in water-proof containers but remember that plastic bags puncture easily, so if you put sugar in a plastic bag put the lot inside a cloth bag. Although it may be a bit more trouble, it's no extra weight and it's saferAlso food such-as sugar, flour, porridge etc. carried in bags are easier to pack into small corners than rigid containers. If you carry honey, take extra precautions. I carried honey once in an aluminium container with a good screw on lid and was unfortunate enough to have the container squeezed when negotiating a chimney and the good screw on lid popped off with disastrous results. 
 + 
 +I have always found breakfast menus the hardest to think upThere's a limit to the number of days you can carry fresh meat and eggs for breakfast and you don't want to carry any more tinned food than you can help so sooner or later the question of egg powder arisesI generally leave this till about the fourth morning because by then your appetites have so increased that even egg powder becomes palatableBut you must mix it according the direction son the tin and cook it __slowly__ over a __low__ heat otherwise it will curdle. To make it more palatable there are a number of things which can be added to egg powder such as cheese cut finechopped bacon, onion, tomato or a tin of whole kernel corn. 
 + 
 +So mach for breakfasts, here are two evening meal recipes which are favourites of mine. 
 + 
 +====Curry and Rice====
    
-.PLUMBING TROUBLES?? DO YOU MED - +  * 1 x 12 oz tin Swifts luncheon beef (more meat less additives). 
-OR DOES 4. OR P''?..HAPS +  * 1/5 pktmixed vegetable soup 
-NEW ROOF, GUTTERING and DOWNPIPES ?? +  a couple of dried apple rings cut up 
-THE ROOF AND GT3TTEEZING NEED RE-PAINTING ?? +  a few sultanas 
-A NEW WATER SERVICE OR WATER-INSTAI,ZATION ?? +  curry powder and sugar to taste 
-No job is too small - for any plumbing installation or alterations YOU NEED ROY '$ FRIENDLY PLUMBING SERVICE +  vegemite (if you carry it) 
-CONTACT ROY-CRAGGS in the S.B.V,'Clubronths fir c6ntact Joe Crags, Carpenter and Painter, 41 Rosamond Street, Hornsby, Telephone JU2203 +  water 
-REMEMBER. - YOU NM ROY'S FRIMbLY SERVICE + 
-211 ibe +Cook the apple in a little water till quite soft. Add soup, which has been mixed with a little water, vegemite, sultanas, curry powder and return to fire till cooked. If mixture is too thick add more water. Meanwhile, shred the luncheon beef (I prefer it shredded to cubed) and add to mixture in billy and add a little sugar and salt to taste. The meat only needs to be heated through. Serve with boiled rice and dried vegs. Serves or 5. 
-14 The Sydney Bushmalker January 1963 + 
-SO 1M HELPFUL HINTS AND RECIPES FOR NEW LENBERS +====Salmon and Macaroni==== 
-GOING ON THEIR FIRST LONG TRIP. " - M'lly-Rpdgerse + 
-+  * Allow 1 oz macaroni per person 
-Form a food party if you an 4 or 5 is a good number, more than that-Can be a bit unmeildy. "nu can save weight, have a bigger variety of food and can get away ikith on1y-1 billy-per-persan. Plan menus for eath meal-each day and from-that y'ou can work-out your qaantities. I allow 1 oz per person 6f rolled oats, and 1 oz per person of dried vegetables, ftce, macaroni and dried fruit etc. Naturally I- am aesuming that these commodities will be eaten aCcompanied by other fonds, i e. vegetables with meat, rice with curry or dried fruit etc. +  * 1 tin salmon 
-On top of the food list *rite route of trip, number of days planned to do-it and the number of people in the food part. When the trip's bver, the conscientitous food party organiger can make notes of how much extra sugar etc. is needed-nect time and how-many tins of sardines etc. *ere --. tossed 'Away at tho-bottom of-the hill on the last day. -Keep your old food lifts to refer to on future occasions, it will save a'lot of time and thought. +  * 1 egg 
-Make a list, with menus -an l whgt food each person is to carry and give to each-pafity member (carton copies sgve time). 'Then if some life preserving commodity has been omitted the onus will not be entirely on the organiser. +  small onion (optional) 
-Be surethat all your food is packed in iater-f5roof containers biat remetriber that-plastic bags 15uncture easily, so if you put sugar-in a 151astic bag put the lotinside a cloth bag.: Alth6uWit may be a bit more trouble, it's no extra weight and it's safer. Also-food such-as sugar; flour,' Porridge etc. carried i bags are-easier to pack into small corners than rigid Containers. If you ca'rry honey, take eXtra precalltions. I carried hongy once in an aluthinium container with a good screw on lid and was unfortunate enough-to have the container 5queezed when negotiating a chimney and the good screw on lid popped off with disastrous results. + 
-I hate always f;-;uhd breakfgst menus the hardest to think up.- There's a Jimit to-the-number of nays you can Carry fresh geat and es for breakfaatai you'don't want to-cary any gore tinned fond than you can help so +Cook macaroni in boiling salted water, to which the onion maybe added, till tender. Drain and add salmon. Break raw egg into salmon and macaroni and mix well. Return to fire till egg is cooked. 
-sooner 6r later the queftion nf egg powder arises. I generally le olve this till about the fourth mni4ning because by then i(ur ap.7,3tites have-so incr6r1sed th6t evgn egg powder become5-palatabIe.. 'But y-lu.5.ust mix-it according th directionson the tin-and cook it sl(Jw.Ty oVer a.low hedt otherwise it mill curdle. T5 make it more palatable there are a'humber of things-which cm bg acl e. to egg illowdei4 such as cheese cut fine, chopped bacon, onion, tomato or a tin of whole kernel corn. + 
-January. 196, The Sydney Bushwalker 15 +=====That Age-Old Problem===== 
-' So mach for breakfasts, here are two evening meal recipes which are favourites of mine. + 
-Rice.Currr ad  +She sits beside him as he drives\\ 
-1-x 12 oz tin Swifts luncheon beef (more meat less additives).  pitmi*ed vegetable snup +Through rush hour traffic'thichness\\ 
-a couple of dried apple rings cut up. +Yet never screams (like many wives)\\ 
-a few statrinas +In fact, she lauds his quickness.\\ 
-curry powder and sugar to taste +She lolls, as in an easy-chair\\ 
-vegemite (if you carry it) +At home, and he's unharried.\\ 
-water. +They must be an idyllic pair,\\
-Cook the apple in a little water till quite soft,. Add soup,-which has been mixed with a little water, vegemitee sultanas, curry 150wder and return to fire till cooked. If mixture is too thick add more water. MeanWile, shred the luncheon beef CI prefer it shredded to cubed) and add tO mixture in-billy and add a little sugar and'galt to taste. The meat only-needs tb be heated through. Serve with boiled rice and dried vegs. Serves L. or 5. +
-11.1 +
-Salmon and Macaroni. +
-Allow 1 az-macaroni per person 1 tin salmon +
-egg' +
-small onion (optional) +
-Cook macaroni in boiling salted water, to whieh the onion maybe aadeds till tadet.. Drain and add salmon. Break raw egg int6 salmon and macaroni and mix well. Return to fire till egE, is cooked. +
-THAT AGE-OLD PROBLEM. +
-3h-6-sits beside lamas he drives Through rush hour traffic'thichmess Yet never screams (like many wives) In fast, she lauds his quickness. She lolls, as in an easy-chair +
-At hoMe, and he's unharried. +
-They must be an idyllic pair,+
 Or, likelier, unmarried. Or, likelier, unmarried.
-,..... + 
-The Sydney Bushwalker. January 1963 +=====Good Walking Country===== 
-GOOD VELKING COUNTRY  de + 
-Taken frOdm an article on "GOod Malang Country" by S.P.B. Mais+Taken from an article on "Good Walking Country" by S.P.B. Maisthe noted commentator on the British countryside, published in "Coming Events in Britain" dated November 1960. 
-the noted c6mmentator on the British countryside, published in "Coming Events in Britain" dated November 1960. + 
-nihy walk? Max Beerbohm said that wglking stops the brain. Perhaps that explains-why I like it. It iflay stop-the brain, but it releasespent-t-ip emotions and, a-dcording to Sir George Trevelyan, is better for the body than any doctor.+"Why walk?Max Beerbohm said that walking stops the brain. Perhaps that explains why I like it. It iflay stop-the brain, but it releases pent-up emotions and, according to Sir George Trevelyan, is better for the body than any doctor. 
 "I have," he once wrote, "two doctors, my right leg and my left." "I have," he once wrote, "two doctors, my right leg and my left."
-Only by-walking will you discover th6t 61usive aspect of Britain, which is not to be found in the cities or on the Queen's Highway, but in the qiiiet greeh lanes where once the ancient tribes carried their wares, the Roman legions marched,-the pilgrims seat, and the-smuLzlers crept stealthily with their contraband ''brandy for the parson, 'baccy for the clerk"+ 
-Walking is a fine art: It does n:cit come naturally. The child has to learn how to walk, and so does the grown-up wayfarer. +Only by walking will you discover that elusive aspect of Britain, which is not to be found in the cities or on the Queen's Highway, but in the quiet green lanes where once the ancient tribes carried their wares, the Roman legions marched, the pilgrims sang, and the smugglers crept stealthily with their contraband "brandy for the parson, 'baccy for the clerk". 
-First y6du have to learn to loiter. To enjoy walking you thus leavd your watCh a home and walk by the -Sun. There must be no schedule, fin determination to arrive at a-particular place at a particular time. "nu must for- - get time and cunt not the milestones but the heart-beats. You must learn to yield always to the temptation whic in "Pilgrim's Progress" led Christian lilt By-Path Meadow-and the Castle of Giant Despair. Our by-paths lead to treasures -which otherwise might so easily remain unseen. + 
-Myer walk with the-people who caril their iiicome tax problems andhydrogeri bomb fears along with them. You say goodbye to all that if you walk along as William Hazlitt walked ("I am never lesg alone than when alone"),-or else with a very carefully c5ose5 companion. You walk to find Ydnurgelftheost pleasant companiori you a:tie-ever likely to meet, and not to listen to the tinkling cymbal of at irrelevant tongue.  +Walking is a fine art: It does not come naturally. The child has to learn how to walk, and so does the grown-up wayfarer. 
-To enjq'y' malang, there mast be silence to enable you to h6ar not ohly the songs of-the larks overhead, 'mit the rustle of the fox in the covert and the stoat in the hedge"...i.... + 
-....   Imw +First you have to learn to loiter. To enjoy walking you thus leave your watch at home and walk by the sun. There must be no schedule, no determination to arrive at a particular place at a particular time. You must forget time and count not the milestones but the heart-beats. You must learn to yield always to the temptation which in "Pilgrim's Progress" led Christian into By-Path Meadow and the Castle of Giant Despair. Our by-paths lead to treasures which otherwise might so easily remain unseen. 
-At beauty I am nest a star, + 
-There are many more handsome by far. But my face, I don't mind it, +Never walk with the people who carry their income tax problems and hydrogen bomb fears along with them. You say goodbye to all that if you walk along as William Hazlitt walked ("I am never less alone than when alone"), or else with a very carefully chosen companion. You walk to find yourselfthe most pleasant companion you are ever likely to meet, and not to listen to the tinkling cymbal of at irrelevant tongue....
-I am-behind itl+ 
 +To enjoy walking, there mast be silence to enable you to hear not only the songs of the larks overhead, but the rustle of the fox in the covert and the stoat in the hedge...... 
 + 
 +At beauty I am not a star,\\ 
 +There are many more handsome by far.\\ 
 +But my face, I don't mind it,\\ 
 +I am behind it!\\
 The ones in front get the jar. The ones in front get the jar.
-December 1962 The Sydney Bushwalker 17 
-THE TIN CANOE TRIP 
-fluc rey Kenwny. 
-- It all started as-an idea dreaMed up on the long weekr-end in 06to6er, when several of us went along the Turnn River from Capertee to Sofala-and Hill End. The River wag just at the'richt-height, the damping looked perfect all the may alonL;, and we fun d some specks nf gold-to add interest. Bob said-it wnuld be hice -to do the whole River by bat. We could carry-it acrss the Shallow spots. 18ob then suggested we could built a tin canoe in no time for very little cost, and the whole party got carried away with the idea. 
-S." 
-After a lot of paper work:and research a plan of a Canoe-was produced. The idea of tin was rather g shock to the cane 
-they added their advice anyway, and ti7tro of them even agreed to come on the-trip. They tactfully said they would bring their own standai'd canoes. The next thing we sdw was the skeleton of the first-canoe 1-kihi6h 33?)1) had put to-gether after hours at mnrk, and then brought hnt*on t5p of Roy Cragg's car.- The size was the first thing th6t impressed everyone. He bad said-it woad be 17 feet long and should hold fur peop16 and gear, and most people had been very doubtful if aw tin canoe would tele that many.--However, when-we saw it we realised this was no ordinary boat. The framework:had been very cai"efully put together and galvanised, and it was still quite light enoqh t6 handle. At this stage everyf=me was new to the job, and each stage took longer than-ve expected. It stopped traffic when seveh of us carried the whole boat 6ut on tn the fnot)ath to wrap 
-it tin /4nund it It t-,nk all 6f us to-hold it while-an electric diifl was brciught out throUgh the front nf-the-houge dnd the holes drilled for the - 
-first rivets and screws, Then Roy got to work with the solder; Juld the-b at began to take -Shape, The ends caused some troub16, as it is tint east to 
-dhape these parts without causing kinks in thu iron. After s.)rting out thee pr5blems things vent along Cjuicklyi r1-1d by the second-week-end two canoes, one with a tin shell and one at the first stage, were in.-the backyard. - The gins were basy painting and hci'.ding the boats steady, dabbing acid on the soldering jobs, and-generally acting as carpenters'and 
-pluMBers' offsiderg. The big moment for launching -the first boat came, and 
-we found two men could lift the finished boat on top of a car, so the estimated weight was about right. 
-The-Parramatta River coilies in fairly close -to where the boats were being 
-built; so we carried the canoe damn to the mangrove flats, and 'frnd the tide half out. Luaily there is a stoi'm water canal running in Illerg the vatgr was deeper, so we slid the boat do.5n the bank and saved 6 long tramp across the fflud, with the possibility of losing several members of the party. With six of us ein board the canoe floated just right, and was steadier than we had even hoped. 
-The Sydney Bishwalker January 1963 
-- 
-Liter worki_ng nut the weiLtt nf-the average persnn ane.-the-w-eight of the gear it was decided that six of us equalled a fiarty with packs, so all appears well. Keith Renwick had worked out food and-gear lists to the ounce. 39,y-next week,-end-there will be three canoes in the s 7ard with seven people rushirig round trying to finish them in time to put on the train in tiMe fnr the Christmas trip. We don't know -which train as yet, as rivei4s ai4e a little doUbtful in this dry weather. We hope it will be one of the north coast rivers. Read the February Diacazine and find nut! 
-SCIE10EI NLTtJPLLlLY 
-The Pebble Game. 
-- If ever you are really stuck f6r something to do, talk someone intn-:playing the-pebble,O.me with you. Two players stand facing each other- 43=1 prdce on the ground between them-an odd number. of -,...)ebbles ,(say-.17)  Now,- in'. turn', they are-each allowed to pick up one, two  
-or three. pebbles as he Or she chooses. 
-, . . . 
-.The players continue this nerve-wracking process the 
-pebblps have been picked up.  
- The winner  is the one whn finishes up with-an ncY1 number , of pebbles; - This is reallj a sort of poor ltan's dnit-Tout'self OutwarclJound course. Apart from stimulatinF, mental exercise you get plenty - of physical-.activity pjicking up pebb15s (particalPrly-if you use -largo'. pebbles),-.".ou lea:1"n to make elit-sedond-deciions, let(rnselfr 
-contr51 (do the lolly and throw one of your rocks at your-oppnnent:' and you could easily wind up with an even number), ;I'4 above all you'll lgarn s elf-reliance (carry a spare pebble in your pocket and you can' lose). 
-Menura novae-hollandiae. 
-`1- Historians, strangely, neglect some iillportant events, being perhaps too deeply interegted in humari beings to consider the claims of wild - 
-ngture. Read almnst any history of Australia, and you are unlikely to find 
-more than a passing reference - if it be mentioned at all --t? the lyre-bird. 
-- Among dis6Overies in the early days of settlement at Port Jackson, 
-. nne is more notable than that mgde by an akploring pdrtyin'Jahuary, 1798. Cocts were members of t1e'min6r expedition which collected the first 
-known specimen of Menura novae-hollondiae, the superb lyre-bird. Generally 
-at the infant settledaent, the-strahce new bird was regardedas -a pheasant; the more learned onlAnists, however, believed it to be a Bird-of-Paradise. Naturalists were almost as puzzled by Menura as they were by the Platypus, when specimens reached England. 
  
 +=====The Tin Canoe Trip=====
 +
 +====Audrey Kenway====
 +
 +It all started as an idea dreamed up on the long week-end in October, when several of us went along the Turon River from Capertee to Sofala and Hill End. The River was just at the right height, the damping looked perfect all the way along, and we found some specks of gold to add interest. Bob said it would be nice to do the whole River by boat. We could carry it across the shallow spots. Bob then suggested we could build a tin canoe in no time for very little cost, and the whole party got carried away with the idea.
 +
 +After a lot of paper work and research a plan of a canoe was produced. The idea of tin was rather a shock to the canoe people, but they added their advice anyway, and two of them even agreed to come on the trip. They tactfully said they would bring their own standard canoes. The next thing we saw was the skeleton of the first canoe which Bob had put together after hours at work, and then brought home on top of Roy Cragg's car. The size was the first thing that impressed everyone. He bad said it would be 17 feet long and should hold four people and gear, and most people had been very doubtful if any tin canoe would take that many. However, when we saw it we realised this was no ordinary boat. The framework had been very carefully put together and galvanised, and it was still quite light enough to handle. At this stage everyone was new to the job, and each stage took longer than we expected. It stopped traffic when seven of us carried the whole boat out on to the footpath to wrap its tin round it. It took all of us to hold it while an electric drill was brought out through the front of the house and the holes drilled for the first rivets and screws. Then Roy got to work with the solder, and the boat began to take shape. The ends caused some trouble, as it is not easy to shape these parts without causing kinks in the iron. After sorting out thee problems things went along quickly, and by the second week-end two canoes, one with a tin shell and one at the first stage, were in the backyard. The girls were busy painting and holding the boats steady, dabbing acid on the soldering jobs, and generally acting as carpenters and plumbers' offsiders. The big moment for launching the first boat came, and we found two men could lift the finished boat on top of a car, so the estimated weight was about right.
 +
 +The Parramatta River comes in fairly close to where the boats were being built, so we carried the canoe down to the mangrove flats, and found the tide half out. Luckily there is a storm water canal running in where the water was deeper, so we slid the boat down the bank and saved a long tramp across the mud, with the possibility of losing several members of the party. With six of us on board the canoe floated just right, and was steadier than we had even hoped.
 +
 +After working out the weight of the average person and the weight of the gear it was decided that six of us equalled a party of four with packs, so all appears well. Keith Renwick had worked out food and gear lists to the ounce. By next week-end there will be three canoes in the yard with seven people rushing round trying to finish them in time to put on the train in time for the Christmas trip. We don't know which train as yet, as rivers are a little doubtful in this dry weather. We hope it will be one of the north coast rivers. Read the February magazine and find out!
 +
 +=====Science, Naturally!=====
 +
 +====The Pebble Game.====
 +
 +If ever you are really stuck for something to do, talk someone into playing the pebble game with you. Two players stand facing each other and place on the ground between them an odd number of pebbles (say 17). Now, in turn, they are each allowed to pick up one, two or three pebbles as he or she chooses.
 +
 +The players continue this nerve-wracking process until all the pebbles have been picked up.
 +
 +The winner  is the one who finishes up with an odd number of pebbles. This is really a sort of poor man's do-it-yourself Outward Bound course. Apart from stimulating mental exercise you get plenty of physical activity picking up pebbles (particularly if you use large pebbles), you learn to make split-second decisions, you learn self-control (do the lolly and throw one of your rocks at your opponent and you could easily wind up with an even number), and above all you'll learn self-reliance (carry a spare pebble in your pocket and you can' lose).
 +
 +====Menura novae-hollandiae.====
 +
 +Historians, strangely, neglect some important events, being perhaps too deeply interested in human beings to consider the claims of wild nature. Read almost any history of Australia, and you are unlikely to find more than a passing reference - if it be mentioned at all - to the lyre-bird.
 +
 +Among discoveries in the early days of settlement at Port Jackson, none is more notable than that made by an exploring party in January, 1798. Convicts were members of the minor expedition which collected the first known specimen of Menura novae-hollondiae, the superb lyre-bird. Generally at the infant settlement, the strange new bird was regarded as a pheasant; the more learned colanists, however, believed it to be a Bird-of-Paradise. Naturalists were almost as puzzled by Menura as they were by the Platypus, when specimens reached England.
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