Members and chat line subscribers may be interested in this article by Russell McGregor, who was the main speaker at our virtual COG meeting in October. Jack Holland
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Subject: Paradise Parrot article
I’ve just had a piece on the extinction of the Paradise Parrot published in
The Conversation. You can read it here:
https://theconversation.com/100-years-ago-this-man-discovered-an-exquisite-parrot-thought-to-be-extinct-what-came-next-is-a-tragedy-we-must-not-repeat-171939 It’s an apt day for it: it’s the 100th anniversary of the species’ rediscovery by Cyril
Jerrard. (Actually, that’s tomorrow, but today is as close as The Conversation could arrange.)
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Adjunct Professor of History
College of Arts, Society and Education
James Cook University
My latest book, Idling in Green Places: A life of Alec Chisholm, was shortlisted for the
2020 National Biography Award.
My latest Conversation piece is on the intertwined history of
birdwatching and conservation.
My latest article, published in Arcadia, is on
‘The Tragedy of the Paradise Parrot’.