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  2. Racing In the Cactus

    Undoubtedly Queensland's most un usual racecourse was that at the old Auburn Pub, on the Chinchilla—Hawk wood Road. Situated on a sandy river ...

    Article : 136 words

    An old Western identity, whom I will call Tom Blank, was having a three at an hotel and went to sleep in the bar. We picked him up and ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 238 words
  4. Pantry Gained

    Even birds meet with queer acci dents. This afternoon I released a dove that had its foot caught in my paling fence, and birds in the ...

    Article : 147 words
  5. Eels On Land

    Driving a waggon one hot summer morning about 11 o'clock and with the temperature little short of 100 degrees I pulled the team up to ...

    Article : 173 words
  6. Golden Scalps

    Fifteen pounds was paid recently for a dingo on the Manning River, a ten ner for another at Gordon Brook, Clarence River, and £30, for one at ...

    Article : 158 words
  7. Droving Records

    Droving trips, is it? Well, the longest trip undertaken in Australia was that of C. and W. Macdonald, of Clif ford's Creek, Goulburn, New South ...

    Article : 165 words
  8. Notornis

    Eighty years ago the notornis was [?]arded as extinct In New Zealand, the giant moa, but at intervals notornis has since given evidence ...

    Article : 272 words
  9. Bird of Silence

    A conspicuous object on marshy plains, far inland, is the jabiru or black-necked stork. It stands four feet high, on long red legs, and its ...

    Article : 150 words
  10. Scotchman's Knob

    Kingsley Temple's par re strange mountains (Queenslander, 13/12/34) reminds me of a peculiar miniature mountain to be found on Old ...

    Article : 172 words
  11. More Than She Sought

    A city firm had leased several acres of land, erected a sawmill, and built a terrace of cottages for em ployees. They were built in the ...

    Article : 112 words
  12. Ants' Manna

    I was interested in a recent article concerning "manna." Certain fruit aphids and the common black ant are ins sparable companions. Quite ...

    Article : 81 words
  13. Black Merinos

    In spite of the fact that black lambs are likely to appear in the best bred merino Hocks several attempts made to breed pure black merinos ...

    Article : 140 words
  14. The Unexpected

    My neighbour has a parrot which recently performed some excellent de tective work. The parrot had been taught to say, when a person entered ...

    Article : 72 words
  15. While the Billy!

    Old-timer was in charge of a mob being moved to the trucking yards from "back o' beyond." His assist ant was a "new-chum." When ...

    Article : 114 words
  16. A Lost Funeral

    Most Queensland stations which date back to the early days have their own cemeteries, often quite a distance from the station homestead. On the ...

    Article : 196 words
  17. Shedding the Old Coat

    It is generally known that snakes shed the old outer skin yearly. That reptile can do the job by steady mus cular movement, and has a ...

    Article : 145 words
  18. Hones and Sandflies

    I have caught my horse at the smoke-fires on the Dawson River ("V.H.K.", Queenslander 6/12/34). The sandflies there have to be seen—and ...

    Article : 67 words
  19. Abo Pidgin

    Had an old aboriginal camped at a mud tank to watch the water supply, and noticed on riding to it one day that there were a few loose horse ...

    Article : 93 words
  20. Disastrous Bulges

    We were disturbed one night by a row in the fowlhouse. A large carpet snake (afterwards we measured him —10ft 8in) had Just finished ...

    Article : 94 words
  21. Durability of Timber

    Westanga's par (Queenslander 13/12/34) regarding the durability of fences made from Queensland timber prompts me to relate my experience. ...

    Article : 105 words
  22. Cobbers!

    A dairy cow named "Nigger" and her heifer, "Blackbird," always kept together like mother and calf, al though they had been separated for ...

    Article : 176 words
  23. Advertising

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    Advertising : 188 words
  24. Albino Birds

    "Wonga" (Queenslander, 6/12/34) asks has any one seen an albino crow? I know of one being kept for some years in captivity in Tasmania. In ...

    Article : 135 words
  25. He Saw It

    We had been talking about the War, and an Italian, lately arrived in the country, chipped in. "My word," he said, "I see plenty mans killed. One ...

    Article : 70 words
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