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|Subject:||Launch of the Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray book on Australian bird names|
|From:||sandra henderson <>|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:09:22 +1000|
I'm sure many of you are waiting for this book, as I am. COG members Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray would be pleased to have COG members and other readers of the list at the book launch. Please RSVP as indicated below. Sandra H
AUSTRALIAN BIRD NAMES; a complete guide.
Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray
YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP LAUNCH OUR BOOK!
This is the first attempt to track down and explore the origins of every Australian bird name ever used in English, as well as the detailed derivations of every scientific name. It’s about words, history, culture, people - and of course most of all about birds! It’s also a blend of scholarship, humour and whimsy.
TO BE LAUNCHED BY: Professor Bill Gammage, historian, enthusiastic bird-watcher, winner of the
2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for The Biggest Estate.
ON: Saturday 22 June, 2pm.
AT: Botanical Bookshop, Australian National Botanic Gardens.
RSVP: By 5pm Wednesday 19 June, m("iinet.net.au","rsvplaunch0");" target="_blank"> (acceptances only please).
(Essential to enable us to supply enough nibbles and drinks
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