Night Parrot Qld Govt press release

To: Bruce Richardson <>
Subject: Night Parrot Qld Govt press release
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:47:17 +0000
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:

> Exactly!
> 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..
>> see:  
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