Sacred Ibis in Brisbane

To: "b-a" <>
Subject: Sacred Ibis in Brisbane
From: "Syd Curtis" <>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 15:13:41 +1000

Birds made it to the editorial page of The Courier-Mail, Brisbane's daily newspaper.

"The bottom line" is a column of snippets (if a column can be horizontal - fallen column, perhaps?) at the bottom of the editorial page.  On Friday March 31, it included this paragraph under the heading "Ibis take a punt":

    "Public servant commenting on our piece (March 16) in which we mentioned pigeons being thick in Brisbane's King George Square says we got it wrong.  Most of the pigeons have left, replaced by the pesky sacred ibis.  He's seen the big birds in Albert and George Streets.  Once an Ibis stood at the George Street lights and when they changed, strolled across to the Casino."

For those not familiar with Brisbane, I should mention that originally all public servants had offices in George Street, and that the fine old Treasury Building built out of Helidon Sandstone, is now the Casino.

Syd Curtis at Hawthorne in Queensland
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