Re: Bird Print

Subject: Re: Bird Print
From: Craig Robertson <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 10:27:40 +1000
Dear Aus Birding Art Lovers

Paul Fennel wrote today:

>      Another interesting piece of art is a large English portrait with a 
>      sulphur crested cockatoo as a major feature.  The interesting thing is 
>      that the portrait was painted pre-1700.
This intrigues me. The ABC rescreened an old series about Elisabeth I
 starring Glenda Jackson recently (the name of it escapes me at the 

There was at least one scene during the period when she was at the 
height of her power, and undergoing certain queenly dramas, in her 
palace, where the lavish set included a large birdcage in which were 
several of these our aussie cockatoos.

I put it down to the same culture that put kookaburras in the African 
Jungle Jim movies. But maybe not? Any thoughts?


Craig Robertson
Technical Writer, AMIS
Monash University
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