|To:||Geoffrey Dabb <>|
|Subject:||The Name of the Bird|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:34:43 +1100|
Having visited Captain Cook's (supposed) original landing point at Kurnell, beneath a large Banksia integrifolia tree, I can tell you that the same New Holland Honeyeater which greeted Cook, Banks, Solander et al, is still living there, and still proclaiming his ownership of the same tree.
Given the fierce possessiveness of these birds, it is very clear why it would have earned the name of New Holland Honeyeater.
But given his age, now, he might be going a bit deaf, and a bit vague.
Probably does answer to Nev.
Some things in
the universe are greater and deeper
"The Nature of Robertson"
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
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