Southern Cross Free Trappers

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Vol. 55, May 2016

There’s some good oil out there if only you can find it. Whether it’s a rare jar of dinkum whale oil, some requested jolly sound advice or merely an entertaining read. We hope you find something to lube your interest in our latest volume.

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Vol. 54, November 2015

Murray Convey pens in diary format, sharing the thrill and excitement of his first visit to Millmerran’s biennial rendezvous in southern Queensland. Welcome around the traps once again. We hope you will enjoy our latest read.

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Vol. 52, May 2015

One of the truly great things about campin’ and shootin’ with friends is the recounting over and over the fun times, the great shots and the flukes, the camp meals, roaring fires and grand friendships. And the stories that become embellished, at first just a trifle, then oft times overly exaggerated and always, always better with each telling. Enjoy another visit with us Around the Traps.

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Vol. 51, January 2015

The blue and white Southern Cross flag first received major recognition when hoisted in December 1854 at the Eureka Stockade, Ballarat where diggers swore an oath: “We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.”

The flag was commonly referred to at the time as the Australian Flag of Independence, also as the Digger’s Flag or simply as the Southern Cross.

Vol. 50, November 2014

In November 2006, Around the Traps began as a single page info sheet for members. Now 50 editions later it continues to serve members and attracts muzzleloader friends around the globe. In this last “Traps” for 2014, Le Reynard recounts an earlier duck hunt, Jenny Baker uncovers the joys of Christmas with belching swivel guns, dancing and a wee dram of brandy. Lewis and Clark certainly knew how to make merry!

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