[DWJ] an appeal to Australia

Emma Comerford comerford.emma at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 16:28:44 EDT 2009


And to be slightly more helpful, the National Library of Australia has a
1949 novel by Dale Collins called "Bush Holiday", so that might be it...

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Emma Comerford <comerford.emma at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've never come across the book, but there are definitely bower birds in
> Australia. My favourite is one that collects blue things for its bower, even
> if people who live in bushland areas complain they lose blue pegs from their
> gardens...
>
> Emma
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
>
>> There is a programme on Radio 4 about bower birds at the moment, and it is
>> coming from somewhere that isn't Australia, but I am sure that in my
>> childhood  I read a book called *Bush Holiday* whose author I can't
>> remember (a male and I never saw anything else by him: somebody Sawyer, or
>> some such name?) set in Australia, in which there was a visit to some
>> bower
>> birds.
>>
>> The first question is, does anyone remember who wrote it?
>>
>> And the second is, do bower birds happen in the Australian bush?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Minnow
>>
>>
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