In search of graptogyne (6)

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From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 01:32:58 +0000

Coming back from down that way, Jerilderie is a convenient stop.  The caravan park backs on to the famous Billabong Creek which wanders across the plain.  Local children are told this is ‘The Longest Creek in the World’, and it is widely billed, more modestly, as ‘The longest “creek” in Australia’  -  leaving the issue to  your definition of ‘creek’.  One can sit behind the site of the Traveller’s Rest Hotel and wonder whether Ned Kelly, on his famous visit, sat in the same spot, perhaps cooling his feet in the ‘creek’, and listening to the piping of the Yellow Rosellas.  Probably there were far fewer Noisy Miners then.  These seem to have increased each time each time I pass by there, and they are harassing not only the pardalotes, their habitual victims,  but the rosellas and just about anything else including a pair of kestrels trying to keep possession of their dead gum.


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