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The Melbourne Bushies - Fifty years along the track (1940-90)

A fire of minimum requirements

A fire of minimum requirements, after the party ascended from Mayford Dargo River) to Mother Johnsons. A bus trip led by Tyrone Thomas, circa 1977.
Ken MacMahon

However Brigadier J. C. Paddyboot-Wrinkletoes (drowned) pointed out (News, November 1971) that Tyrone was not the only pluvialist in the Club.

'The weather doesn't look the best,' said Artie with a frown.
'Let's take your car, Spence' Susie said, 'And head straight back to town.'
The sky went blacker overhead, and Hughie sent 'er down.
We floundered up through bracken wet upon Mt Warrick's side,
(Or should I say we swam upstream against the rushing tide?).
The wind it howled, the heavens were open, we thought they'd never close,
And then we sploshed down to our camp, upon the River Rose.'
(Art Terry's medium-hard weekend trip, October 1971,
Paradise Falls - Mt Warrick)

Art Terry's association with Jupiter Pluvious had of course been firmly established long ere the Mt Warrick affair. Take, for instance, his trip to the Bogong High Plains at the beginning of the same year. A waterlogged Alex Stirkul recorded how it was only the promise of deliverance into the bosom of Wilky that kept Art's party going. Sound familiar? (Art Terry's medium-hard weekend trip, January 1971, Mt Bogong - Big River - Ropers Hut - Wilky). There were three other walks up and