That’s OK - many Australians, mainly in
Queensland, still don’t think Queensland is part of Australia.
Indeed, it is believed by some experts that cassowaries don’t know they’re
in Australia. Moreover, if Eirene Mort was so dinky-di she would have had
at her fingertips less contentious candidates for the Q-spot eg quarrion,
quitchup and quook-quook. The quitchup migration, I might add, passes
right over Bowral, so no excuse.
A nice little puzzle thank you Martin. Excited some interest
From: martin butterfield
Sent: Friday, 28 March 2008 6:37 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Cc: canberra birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Todays bird puzzle
The second (after Alastair) suggestion for "Queensland
Cassowary" and this was the letter that had us stumped. The slight
difficulty with your reasoning is that the designer of the frieze Eirene Mort,
while living in the UK for a short while, was as dinky-di as they come,
being born in Woolhara and dying many years later in Bowral. vide http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100581b.htm
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
I take it to be a
"Q" = 'Queensland Cassowary', my reasoning being that in 1902
the chooms (or those of them that illustrate alphabets) would hardly have
caught up with federation.