a word of caution...

To: "Norm Canton" <>
Subject: a word of caution...
From: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 13:59:48 +1000
Hi Alex
Thanks for the very descriptive trip report.  Sorry to be picky but we must have accuracy when it comes to Australian music as well as birds.  Slim Dusty immortalised the hotel at Greenvale with "Three Rivers Hotel" in about 1987.  It was written by Stan Coster and won a Golden Guitar for "best song" at Tamworth in 1987  (I think).   "Pub With No Beer " was written by Gordon Parsons. The exact origins of the song are not known but it is believed to have arisen from a bush poem by Dan Sheahan given to Gordon. He then produced the now famous Australian song.
Cheers and good birding!!
Roy Sonnenburg
>Alex and Norm  wrote
Just back from a trip across inland North Queensland (north west of Townsville, south west of Cairns, about one-third of the way to Mount Isa). We took the Herveys Range Developmental Road from Townsville (now sealed except for 41 kms) to the Gregory Developmental Road (sealed but narrow in places, look out for road trains!!!!), staying overnight at Greenvale (immortalised by Slim Dusty in the 'Pub with no Beer' song), then on to the Lynd Junction - the junction of the Gregory and Kennedy Developmental Roads). 
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