The colour of this object is distinctly reminiscent of Melbourne’s …

Comment on They must be joking! by Andrew Crouch.

The colour of this object is distinctly reminiscent of Melbourne’s “Yellow Peril” (1980), and shows a similar degree of taste. At the time, most of Melbourne’s population urged the City Fathers (it was a while ago) to get rid of it or hide it, and so they did for 20 years. This one would be easier to bury.

Recent Comments by Andrew Crouch

Federal Police uses drone to spy on tourists
The various times I visited Kuyunba, it was always a pair of AFP officers who turned up, within a couple of minutes of my arrival.
Once they even appeared as I was leaving, offering the rather dubious explanation that since I had been there for some time they were “concerned that I may have been lost”.
It doesn’t say much for the level of sophistication of tasks assigned to Australian staff at Pine Gap.

Visitor from afar to Alex’s backyard
Hi All,
The Pheasant Coucal in breeding plumage has a black body but retains its mottled brown plumage on the wings and back.
If John’s bird was black all over, it could have been a male Koel, a bird of similar appearance to a Coucal though a size smaller.
Koels are also very occasional visitors to Alice from the north.

Visitor from afar to Alex’s backyard
Nice work Alex. They have been reported only about once a year from Alice Springs, so certainly quite unusual.

Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Accommodation houses and other tourism focussed organisations could readily be encouraged to direct prospective hikers to an Alice Springs business that hires and sells portable locator devices and is experienced in explaining their functions and value. The onus is then with the hiker where the responsibility for their own safety ultimately resides.

Bilby’s greater foe: Cat or fox?
Peter: Thanks for the report, and a very constructive program of research.

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