To: "'Alan McBride'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: RE:
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 09:02:00 +1000
I know people here in Australia who collect discarded toys left at the
front of houses for Council pick-up days and send them by the box load
to Sri Lanka because the people there are happy to fix them for their
children. I have been asked to send any old computer stuff to SL even if
it does not work. When one has nothing one becomes very inventive. The
point again is that the cost here is too high to bother repairing them
and we simply chuck them away. Why not give them to someone who may be
able to have a chance to fix them.
Greg Little
Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
Ph    02 49 556609
Fx    02 49 556671
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan McBride  
Sent: Thursday, 10 April 2008 8:46 AM
To: Birding Aus
Hi list,
I guess this is like giving someone a broken present and suggesting they
fix it themselves! Not quite what I would do.
Alan and all
That is the sort of organisation I was thinking about but also am happy
to send my old nokkies to those less fortunate in Australia. Is it
possible that each of the regional bird clubs in Australia could have
some sort of collection point or night or someone responsible for
collection of such things. They could then possibly be transported, by
someone moving through the area, to a central collection location and
then shipped to wherever. Surely they could be moved from the wardrobe
to a central collection location for little cost. The logistics of who
repairs and maintains should be the recipients I feel. I would bet there
are very skilled and enterprising people, in those countries, who could
easily repair and maintain them for local costs affordable to the local
Greg Little

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