I’ve contacted the Premier’s office.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
043 8650 835
PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Nominated by Earthfoot for Condé Nast’s International Ecotourism Award, 2004.
With every introduction of a plant or animal that goes feral this continent
becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
On 25 Nov 2015, at 8:34 am, R. Bruce Richardson <> wrote:
> Very well said and I agree with every word.
> It is very disturbing, frustrating and actually infuriating to read that
> "press release.” How does, or can, anyone forget who found the Night Parrots
> in the first place? How, and to what end is this seemingly continuing
> misinformation (or out right omission) of John’s accomplishment being spread?
> I may be naive, but I honestly don’t get it.
> R. Bruce Richardson
> On Nov 25, 2015, at 9:28 AM, Ian May <> wrote:
>> It is disturbing to see a press release issued by Queensland Government,
>> wrongly acknowledging a "team of scientists" for the rediscovery of Night
>> Parrot. The full credit for rediscovery of Night Parrot all goes to John
>> Young and nobody else. It was because of Johns ornithological and bush
>> skills, his incredible experience and relentless determination that the bird
>> was found in Western Qld. While it is encouraging to see funding grants to
>> support conservation of Night Parrot, John Young should be the central
>> figure managing this conservation project..
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