Welcome Swallows

Subject: Welcome Swallows
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 23:04:25 +0000
I too have wondered how Welcome Swallows got their name, and have searched high and low to find a reference. Having failed my only explanation is that early arrivals in Australia wrote in letters and journals sentences like "After four months at sea it was a relief to near the shores of Australia and see the welcome swallows flying over the waves." After a while "the welcome swallows" turned into Welcome Swallows.

John Leonard (Dr)
PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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