Good Reading : February 2006
On Australia Day 1966 the three Beaumont children left their home in Adelaide for a morning at the beach. By the end of the day, the worst fears of every Australian parent were realised when Jane, aged 9, her sister Arnna, 7, and their four-year-old brother, Grant, did not return home. The unknown fate of the three Beaumont children has become Australia’s most famous unsolved mystery and an integral part of our urban mythology. On the 40th anniversary of the children’s disappearance many questions still remain… Australia’s greatest mystery. Available at all good bookstores Isbn. 1-7403-1106-X $29.95 Paperback practical book WATCH OUT! This sling cannot be relied upon to jam and remain tight. Each time it is used, re-tighten all of its wrapping turns. Asher’s Bottle Sling Carrying a vessel full of liquid — whether it is a jeroboam of champagne, drinking water or battery acid — is easier and safer using this sling, devised by Dr Harry Asher. It is also an excellent method of suspending a bottle of your favourite summer bever- age in a cold stream until it is to be consumed. METHOD Step 1 To make a neat carrying handle for bottle, jar or jug, first tie or splice a length of cord into an endless sling (circular piece of cord). Tie a ring hitch by wrapping the cord around the neck of the container, and feeding one end of the loop underneath the other. Then pull out a bight [U-shaped partial loop] and wrap it around a sec- ond time. Step 2 Next tuck the bight under the loop once again. Step 3 Pull out an extra bight and impart a 180 degree half-twist. Step 4 Tuck the main bight up through the newly formed loop. Step 5 Lastly, carefully tighten all of the wrapping turns.
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