I THOUGHT I WAS ONLY LEFT-HANDED- THOUGHTS ON AUSTRALIA DAY

BLOWN TO THE LEFT IN A COLD WIND OF CHANGE Until recently the only concept I  had of  being ‘left’ in any sense was being left handed. Since I am not a violinist it has never caused me huge problems, except when signing books at author functions.

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SYDNEY’S LOST BIRDS

SYDNEY'S LOST BIRDS

When the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788 the bird life in the area was incredibly rich and varied.  Before long  the artist John Lewin  was producing watercolours of  the colony’s unique species, such as the beautiful lyre bird pictured at left. The old Tank Stream 

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