How has the Night Parrot survived in south-west Queensland?

To: "R. Bruce Richardson" <>
Subject: How has the Night Parrot survived in south-west Queensland?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:05:39 +0000
I do recall seeing those comments of John's, Bruce, as I replied to him about 
them. From memory, his comments were replies to replies, so not everyone would 
have opened them and seen them. I doubt I'd be able to find them again, like 
just about anything on Facebook. The interpretation of them is another matter, 
as they were a little cryptic.

Peter Shute

Sent from my iPad

> On 29 Aug 2015, at 12:24 pm, R. Bruce Richardson <> wrote:
> You might want to change the length of John Young’s Night Parrot search from 
> 6 years as you wrote in your blog, to 15 years. I was fortunate enough to 
> hear Mr. Young talk about the Night Parrot in Melbourne this past March and 
> he stated that he had searched for 15 years.
> I actively use social media and can assure you that John is very rarely on 
> Facebook at all. What comments he may have made on other’s posts in which he 
> was tagged, certainly should not be called... “taking to social media to 
> distance himself from the project.” John has not “taken” to anything. You 
> presented several quotes from John which are taken out of context and used in 
> your blog. I am a Facebook friend of John’s and have just searched up and 
> down his timeline and cannot find those quotes.
> In my opinion, it seems that your blog is trying to distance the project from 
> John Young, rather than visa versa. These are just my opinions.
> R. Bruce Richardson
> Torquay, VIC
>> On Aug 29, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Greg Roberts <> 
>> wrote:
>> I have a news story and feature published in today's edition of The Weekend
>> Australian which explores why the parrot has managed to hang on at the site
>> in south-west Queensland where it is presently being studied, and looks at
>> measures to control feral cats. Most of this material is behind the paper's
>> paywall; the transcript can be read in the following blog post:
>> If that link doesn't work, try this:
>> * <>*
>> Greg Roberts
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