Bird Publicity

To: "birding Aus" <>
Subject: Bird Publicity
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 00 06:04:46 +0000
If you think southern papers get it wrong spare a thought for us up here 
in the north! 

Kate Fischer the model was the presenter on one of the sewage pond 
soirees I organised.  That she wore an evening dress split to the hip and 
gumboots, and arrived in a stretch limousine caused some comment when the 
show reached national television. She thought we were all mad, but when 
she asked me whether catching Ross River virus might help her 'lose 
weight' I really wondered about her too.

David McNicoll also wrote about the soirees in The Bulletin. When some 
months later I attended a country and western function with a friend in 
South Australia, I was interviewed on stage in front of a crowd of a few 
thousand, most of whom seemed to have seen at least one of the shows.   
Had the opportunity been there I'm sure many would have jumped at the 
chance to know more about their birds. 

I've raised the topic of Australian birds with Irene O'Brien who is (I 
think) the new head of Communications at the ABC, and last email she told 
me she would 'flag' the idea.  Another suggestion I've made is something 
along the lines of 'Two Fat Ladies' but with Australian women, preferably 
one a bush Aboriginal lady, exploring nature.  

Presently friends, Drs. Ellen Rudolph and Nicole Duplaix are completing a 
book of their travels of Australia for National Geographic in which they 
are willing to highlight some of the issues (the book will be mainly of 
their photographs interspersed with  conversations between a zoologist 
and psychologist on issues).  If anyone has any interesting research or 
concepts they wish to bring to my attention, please contact me.


Denise Goodfellow (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)
Specialist Guide
Ph/fax 08 89818492
PO Box 39373

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08 89813922

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