Views all Canberrans will recognise (18)

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From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:42:16 +1000

The more cultured chatliner will have been waiting for this:  THE SCULPTURE GARDEN AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.   One wonders whether the designers had really intended the present situation, where massive pieces of sculpture are overwhelmed by the rampant native plantings.  Quite a few transient birds turn up here, including the Yellow-tufted Honeyeater.  Canberra is bang in the middle of the range of this species, but only gets the odd handful of reports each year, with no evident trend.  A variety of opinions have been expressed on whether the YTHE is ‘rare’ in Canberra, with the issue turning more on the meaning of ‘rare’ than on the occurrence of the species.  (Being consistently good spellers, COG members will not have been responsible for the graffiti on the well-known exhibit, which is entitled, I believe, ‘Civilisation’.)


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