Views all Canberrans will recognise (15)

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Subject: Views all Canberrans will recognise (15)
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:01:44 +1000

THARWA SANDWASH (on a dull day).  This stretch of the Murrumbidgee, about 25km south of Parliament House, is accessible and part of a nature reserve.   It has become popular with birdwatchers because  of the possibility of interesting sightings of birds following the river corridor.  It is a good place for raptors, but beware of wombat holes when looking skywards.  Anyone lured to the spot by the prospect of seeing some traditional Australian sand-washing will be disappointed, as ‘wash’ is apparently used in sense 36 in the  Macquarie Dictionary:  ‘a shallow part of a river’, a term from a time when Australians had more words for natural features than they do now.


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