Priscilla and birds

To: Russ <>
Subject: Priscilla and birds
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:37:50 +0930
How could you not think of Priscilla, one of my favourite films!  

My daughter, Crystal Love, is a proud transexual.  

Some years ago three Sydney birders asked if I could arrange a trip to the Tiwi 
Islands.  Crystal offered to guide them.  I sounded the men out; they seemed 
very nice, not at all the  types who would give her a hard time.  I gather that 
they enjoyed themselves thoroughly.    

Then in Kakadu a few years ago, while guiding a Jewish-American couple I 
stopped at Cooinda for dinner.  Unbeknown to me the Hepatitis and Aids Council 
was holding a retreat.  Suddenly Crystal materialised and bursting into tears 
threw herself in my arms, and then proceeded to tell the couple all about our 
This wonderful pair didn’t bat an eyelid on meeting my huge, 1.8 m. Aboriginal 
daughter, and indeed insisted that we stay to watch the entertainment later 
that night.  I greeted this announcement with some trepidation.  Gene had been 
telling me of the enjoyment he felt in reading the Torah in the synagogue.  Did 
he know what he was in for?

I need not have worried.  Gene and Kathy were in stitches as a parade of 
trannies danced around wearing costumes of sequins and gauze, watched proudly 
by their relatives, traditional owners of Kakadu and me.  One even sat on 
Gene's lap!    They were a great couple!  Oh, and we saw some nice birds as 

And just in case no one believes me, I’ve witnesses, and photos!


Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate
Vice-chair Wildlife Tourism Australia  

Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
043 8650 835

On 13 Jun 2014, at 6:59 pm, Russell Woodford <> wrote:

> Frock Bronzewing: I'm thinking Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ...
> On 13 June 2014 18:16, Dick Jenkin <> wrote:
>> Hi Greg
>> Green with envy . Love the outback and the lighting for photography. Should
>> get out there more often. Enjoy the trip.
>> I thought someone would pick this up and comment so I'll jump in instead
>> was the Frock Bronzewing a male bird sitting on a rock ?  :) :)
>> Cheers
>> Dick Jenkin
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf
>> Of
>> Greg Roberts
>> Sent: Thursday, 12 June 2014 8:25 PM
>> To: birding-aus
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] birding around australia
>> Hi all
>> I have embarked on a four-month road trip around Australia, with just over
>> one week now passed.
>> Some interesting birds seen to date in western Queensland include Frock
>> Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Little Woodswallow, Black-chinned Honeyeater
>> and Grey-fronted and Grey-headed Honeyeaters.
>> Anyone interested in following the sojourn to top birding destinations
>> around Australia, please hook into this blog as it will publish highlights
>> and pictures as we travel around the country:
>> Greg Roberts
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