Night Parrot talk by John Young in Melbourne

To: David Stowe <>
Subject: Night Parrot talk by John Young in Melbourne
From: Janine Duffy <>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:54:09 +1100
Good on ya David, I agree. I'm sure there's a huge investment in time and money 
on Chris and John's part here, and it would be crazy if Australia's largest and 
most active birding community didn't make the biggest turnout!

In fact, if we get a huge turnout it might be interesting to media. More 
publicity for the birds!  Does anyone have any good media contacts they can 
share this with?

I'm going, and bringing friends, staff and family. Hope to meet you all there!


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David Stowe <> wrote:

>I hope that everyone in Melbourne supports this.
>I’ve heard heaps of people ask “when is John coming to Melbourne?” so it would 
>be a shame that Chris’ efforts here aren’t rewarded in making this happen. 
>(and particularly if he was out of pocket for it)
>I went to the original talk in Brisbane and then again when John came to 
>Sydney and the presentation was alot more polished and more info/photos etc.
>So even if you went to Brisbane I would recommend going again!
>David Stowe
>> On 8 Feb 2015, at 3:34 pm, Christopher Watson <> wrote:
>> G'day everyone,
>> I just thought I'd get in another plug for this talk. Tickets are selling
>> steadily, but the flip-side of getting a swish venue is a much higher cost
>> - I'm still some way from breaking even so it'd be good to get a packed
>> house if possible.
>> John's talk will detail his many years in the desert searching for the
>> species, culminating in his eventual success. The Melbourne audience will
>> get to see photographs of the bird that haven't appeared in any
>> publications and a short piece of video footage that John shot. The talk
>> also introduces many interesting finds and experiences that John had in the
>> years leading up to the rediscovery. I'm sure everyone who has seen this
>> talk interstate will attest to the feeling of witnessing something truly
>> historic. It's a must-see for any Australian birdo and John is an engaging
>> speaker.
>> The talk will be at the Deakin Edge at Federation Square on Sunday 1st
>> March. This is close to public transport and has paid parking next door.
>> Tickets can be purchased online and will be available for collection at the
>> door from 6pm on the evening. There are a few nice bars and cafes close by
>> so you'll have time to wet your whistle before the doors open at 6:45 for a
>> 7pm start. John has promised me that he'll be able to get his talk wrapped
>> up by 9pm so they don't have to send in the security to kick us out of the
>> auditorium. This will take into account some time for questions at the end
>> of John's presentation.
>> You can purchase tickets at this website:
>> I hope to see you there.
>> Cheers,
>> Chris Watson
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