Spendid work, Martin. This kind of school-reporting is to be encouraged. It is clear that the under-performing suburbs that need to lift their game, New-Holland-Honeyeater-wise, are:
AMAROO BANKS BARTON BONNER BONYTHON BRADDON CALWELL CASEY CHARNWOOD CHIFLEY CHISHOLM CONDER DEAKIN DICKSON DOWNER DUNLOP FISHER FLOREY FLYNN FORDE* FORREST FRANKLIN* FRASER GARRAN GORDON GOWRIE GRIFFITH GUNGAHLIN HACKETT HALL HARMAN HARRISON HUME ISABELLA PLAINS
JACKA* KALEEN KENNY* KINGSTON KINLYSIDE* LAWSON* LYNEHAM MACARTHUR MACGREGOR MCKELLAR MACQUARIE MAWSON MONASH MONCRIEFF* NGUNNAWAL NICHOLLS OAKS ESTATE O'MALLEY OXLEY PALMERSTON PARKES PHILLIP PIALLIGO RED HILL RICHARDSON RIVETT RUSSELL SPENCE STIRLING SYMONSTON TAYLOR* THEODORE THROSBY* TORRENS TURNER WANNIASSA WARAMANGA WATSON YARRALUMLA
Those I have marked with a * might have some excuse, being for the most part mere expanses inhabited by yellow-shirted surveyors, culvert-constructors and lake-emptiers, but some on the list should be at the tertiary stage of their G rosmarinifolia phase (eg Gowrie and Monash). Others have passed well beyond that and will be at the stage of removing the remains of the Blue Spruce of circa 1961, in-filling their second swimming pool and laying mock-Tuscan stonework over the last square-metre of earth where the compost bin once rested.
(I am surprised to note that 'CRACE', which I had thought to be pretty much sheep-paddock, graders and developers' hoardings is on your list. Someone must have been very fast out of the starting gates with the G ros.)
As a passing comment I might mention that no suburb beginning with 'Mac' or 'Mc' has reported a NHH, although 50% of those starting with 'O' ' have done so.
Finally, I might note that 'Gleneagles', relatively swarming with NHHs with the seventh-most records, is, whatever else it might be, not listed in my street guide to the greater Canberra area (which includes Carwoola and Dodsworth) as either a suburb or locality.
In view of the interest in this topic I have attached a spreadsheet showing which suburbs New Holland HE have been reported in for the full 25 years of the GBS. In total they have appeared on 176 sheets.
On 3/15/07, Overs, Anthony (REPS) <m("aph.gov.au","Anthony.Overs.Reps");" target="_blank">> wrote:
I would have thought that with a reasonably high density of New Hollands at the nearby ANBG, folks might see the odd one here or there in Turner, O'Connor or even Aranda.
From: Peter Milburn [mailto:m("anu.edu.au","Peter.Milburn");" target="_blank">
Sent: Wednesday, 14 March 2007 5:38 PM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] New Holland Honeyeater: O'Connor
A single New Holland Honeyeater passed through our garden in O'Connor last evening. It the first that I have recorded and definitely not one of the local species. Interestingly they have been in the tall forest along Wark's Road for some weeks.
Dr P.J. Milburn
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