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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,699,370
2 noelwoodhouse 3,855,133
3 NeilHamilton 3,400,132
4 DonnaTelfer 3,201,152
5 Rhonda.M 3,004,804

3,855,133 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

August 2019 11,380
July 2019 16,158
June 2019 20,852
May 2019 15,258
April 2019 8,830
March 2019 22,538
February 2019 28,681
January 2019 24,632
December 2018 19,392
November 2018 41,301
October 2018 25,489
September 2018 39,894
August 2018 39,294
July 2018 37,874
June 2018 39,167
May 2018 37,676
April 2018 43,672
March 2018 35,996
February 2018 38,280
January 2018 53,037
December 2017 51,415
November 2017 34,188
October 2017 4,186
September 2017 61,529
August 2017 68,600
July 2017 52,243
June 2017 49,881
May 2017 45,914
April 2017 41,548
March 2017 55,289
February 2017 72,472
January 2017 79,694
December 2016 63,629
November 2016 73,334
October 2016 62,565
September 2016 56,926
August 2016 44,985
July 2016 43,125
June 2016 41,190
May 2016 28,757
April 2016 31,729
March 2016 23,287
February 2016 27,244
January 2016 34,609
December 2015 41,261
November 2015 43,722
October 2015 32,709
September 2015 29,476
August 2015 41,219
July 2015 26,310
June 2015 27,353
May 2015 31,309
April 2015 35,339
March 2015 52,984
February 2015 39,466
January 2015 63,780
December 2014 80,352
November 2014 89,733
October 2014 85,595
September 2014 65,172
August 2014 81,494
July 2014 48,809
June 2014 31,351
May 2014 42,398
April 2014 40,724
March 2014 32,733
February 2014 34,793
January 2014 69,278
December 2013 53,205
November 2013 57,095
October 2013 62,115
September 2013 44,658
August 2013 52,528
July 2013 20,663
June 2013 8,497
May 2013 45,814
April 2013 39,065
March 2013 22,036
February 2013 56,938
January 2013 66,835
December 2012 57,961
November 2012 43,720
October 2012 15,780
September 2012 31,904
August 2012 67,698
July 2012 66,315
June 2012 60,339
May 2012 48,317
April 2012 18,550

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 5,699,186
2 noelwoodhouse 3,855,133
3 NeilHamilton 3,400,003
4 DonnaTelfer 3,201,131
5 Rhonda.M 3,004,791

3,855,133 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

August 2019 11,380
July 2019 16,158
June 2019 20,852
May 2019 15,258
April 2019 8,830
March 2019 22,538
February 2019 28,681
January 2019 24,632
December 2018 19,392
November 2018 41,301
October 2018 25,489
September 2018 39,894
August 2018 39,294
July 2018 37,874
June 2018 39,167
May 2018 37,676
April 2018 43,672
March 2018 35,996
February 2018 38,280
January 2018 53,037
December 2017 51,415
November 2017 34,188
October 2017 4,186
September 2017 61,529
August 2017 68,600
July 2017 52,243
June 2017 49,881
May 2017 45,914
April 2017 41,548
March 2017 55,289
February 2017 72,472
January 2017 79,694
December 2016 63,629
November 2016 73,334
October 2016 62,565
September 2016 56,926
August 2016 44,985
July 2016 43,125
June 2016 41,190
May 2016 28,757
April 2016 31,729
March 2016 23,287
February 2016 27,244
January 2016 34,609
December 2015 41,261
November 2015 43,722
October 2015 32,709
September 2015 29,476
August 2015 41,219
July 2015 26,310
June 2015 27,353
May 2015 31,309
April 2015 35,339
March 2015 52,984
February 2015 39,466
January 2015 63,780
December 2014 80,352
November 2014 89,733
October 2014 85,595
September 2014 65,172
August 2014 81,494
July 2014 48,809
June 2014 31,351
May 2014 42,398
April 2014 40,724
March 2014 32,733
February 2014 34,793
January 2014 69,278
December 2013 53,205
November 2013 57,095
October 2013 62,115
September 2013 44,658
August 2013 52,528
July 2013 20,663
June 2013 8,497
May 2013 45,814
April 2013 39,065
March 2013 22,036
February 2013 56,938
January 2013 66,835
December 2012 57,961
November 2012 43,720
October 2012 15,780
September 2012 31,904
August 2012 67,698
July 2012 66,315
June 2012 60,339
May 2012 48,317
April 2012 18,550

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Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 8 2019-08-18 15:34
Un, H_ 8UÍT0ON,, Ur. an« Un. JAIITO 61VV
ÍQV. Mr. awl Iba. JOHN SUfl'tMN, Miss
iWUiY SIMPSON, Hr. and Mn. U. LANDEUS,
Mr, and Hrs. A. HKAD en respectfully Invited
to attend the Funeral of their Ucceaaed Moved
TflKBAND, FATHER, and f ATliEU-lN-LaW,
(Mr. Bobert Bimpaorj. ut Mt, Morgan), waloo.
«nH move from Btanley-etKet Ballway 6Ut|on,
mts (Monday) MOIUilKO, at VJ» o'clock, for
tba North Jtockhampton Cemetery.
' TUCKER fe NANKIVELL,
Telephon» Noa. HS-HS.
fiockhampton,
T. T. OOBKES,
1ft. Horgan,
» {Undertaken in conjunction.
rr*E£ Funeral of the lat« Mr. JABEZ 8AL
4- MON SATCHELL (Utt of Sydney) »til
nana dora our Funeral Parlour, comer of
Anker »td Alma streets. THIS Wonda;)
KÛSÏTÎlQ, it lt n'clock, for tUe Bockliunpton
Oe«niteiy.__
^ TTOBEB * SAVRtVEU.
undertaken.
Telephone Noa. lu-lit. '
fÄB fMenda of Un. J. P, BOHO FIELD and
-*. FAMILY, Hm. U. BdHOnEl.t), Hr. and
Ita*. J. KEL80K. Mr. and lira. OSWAK, Ur.
arti Mn. S. BOBOflELD, Mr. and Mn. A.
CnUft'Ler, hr. and Mm. JOHN NELSO!;. Ur.
tal Uri mi NKLEOtr. Mr. and Mrs. ».
.eVHR'KUKAU, Mr and Mrc. D DRKKNAN. and
Mr. J. DALY are renpecUulIy invited to ottenct
th* Funeral <4 their deceased Moved HUB,
BAUD. FATHER, and RELATIVE (tlie late
Mr. lacon patrick Mpteld, «t-hleu avili more
hm the Garni) Heart Chun*, «THIS (Mondar)
AWityroOK. at «,» .?dock, for tba lit.
Moema Cemetery,
T T. T. OORNES,
A Mt. Manan,
fal «phone Ko. 4P.
of ST. MIOHAKL'S BBAKCB, Va.
Oi. n.A.O.B. BOOIETY, «re requated lo
.Mani the Funeral of their late HROTHETt
(My. J. P. flchogrld), «hieb «rill more from
th« Based Heart Church.
By Ords, The Pfntdent
THE Friends of Mr. R. SIMPSON, Senr., Mr.
Mrs.H. SIMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES SIMP-
SON, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SIMPSON, Miss
EMILY SIMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. H. LANDERS,
Mr. and Mrs. A. HEAD are respectfully invited
to attend the Funeral of their deceased beloved
HUSBAND, FATHER, and FATHER-IN-LAW,
(Mr. Robert Simpson, of Mt. Morgan), which
will move from Stanley-street Railway Station,
THIS (Monday) MORNING, at 9.30 o'clock, for
the North Rockhampton Cemetery.
TUCKER & NANKIVELL,
Telephone Nos. 148—149.
Rockhampton.
T.T. CORNES,
Mt. Morgan,
Undertakers in conjunction.
THE Funeral of the late Mr. JABEZ SAL-
4MON SATCHELL (late of Sydney) will
move from our Funeral Parlour, corner of
Archer and Alma streets, THIS (Monday)
MORNING, at 11 o'clock, for the Rockhampton
Cemetery.
TUCKER & NANKIVELL,.
Undertakers.
Telephone Nos. 148—149.
THE Friends of Mrs. J. P. SCHOFIELD and
FAMILY, Mrs. M. SCHOFIELD, Mr. and
Mrs. J. NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. OSWAN, Mr.
and Mrs. S. SCHOFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. A.
CRAWLEY, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN NELSON, Mr.
and Mrs. JIM NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. G.
WHITEHEAD, Mr. and Mrs. D. BRENNAN, and
Mr. J. DALY are respectfully invited to attend
the Funeral of their deceased beloved HUS-
BAND, FATHER, and RELATIVE (the late
Mr. James Patrick Schofield, which will move
from the Sacred Heart Church, THIS (Monday)
AFTERNOON, at 3.30 o'clock, for the Mt.
Morgan Cemetery,
T. T. CORNES,
Mt. Morgan.
Telephone No. 48.
MEMBERS of ST. MICHAEL'S BRANCH, No.
222, H.A.C.B. SOCIETY, ate requested to
attend the Funeral of their late BROTHER
(Mr. J. P. Schofield), which will move from
the Sacred Heart Church.
By Order, The President.
Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 8 2019-08-18 15:24 FUNERAL NOTICES.
Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 8 2019-08-18 15:24 ,ar w mn, B. maiioun, .»unr., mr. «nu
(Inserted by his loving parents, sisters and
brothers.)
and Mrs. R. SIMPSON, Junr., Mr. and
Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 8 2019-08-18 15:23 I. " "
law, l>, and B. Luscombe.)
I'.iBNl.Llb.-*In Cond und loxing tiieinnry ol our
?ear toa and hrouVr, John Victor, wiici was
Just a memory, fon J and true.
TD abo»-, dear Vkl.-r, vc 1 ck ot you.
(Iaatrted bj bia hiving nwtliei and tutors.)
ICAf11Ec)0K.*-Jo loving nicinofy ol our drer
.tpthcr, who departed Mila life ou (Jw Kill
October, UH, at Mt. Hurtan.
Itojertaat by her loving daughter, ?OD'Ui.ltv.
.od praudsju.)
BOLL OF noftouu.
B. eaainunoge. silica ul ocuon rasaenei
4»tte Bidet, Belg ultu. Sith Ot lube!', ie».
1919.
(Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-
law, D. and B. Luscombe.)
PARNELL.—In fond and loving memory of our
dear son and brother, John Victor, who was
Just a memory, fond and true,
To show, dear Victor, we think of you.
(Inserted by his loving mother and sisters.)
MATHESON.—In loving memory of our dear
mother, who departed this life on the 25th
October, 1921, at Mt. Morgan.
(Inserted by her loving daughter, son-in-law,
and grandson.)
ROLL OF HONOUR.
BAINBRIDGE.—In loving memory of Richard
R. Bainbridge, killed in action at Paschen-
daele Ridge, Belgium, 24th October, 1917.
Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 8 2019-08-18 15:19 BIRTHS, MAJUUACES. AH» DEATHS]
Wilta HurUn, itid Owtbi, Bf tt I UM
Al. pt* iMutiooi Tana or UrlMjaxa, |
14. pu Un« Ula,
IN MLMOlMAlf,
riUNZWAV.-ln foifl uii'l luviiij memory ul I
?ay dur hillier, William l'ruui»a>, vrliu ix
parted this lliu October a,(h, UIÄ
Sadly ali-a.d.
<linnet"4 hy hi« Invine; dmigliUr HUI) iunJu
law, Wluuio und Willum Uilgbton, Uuiidalnirg.) j
flUNWAY.-In Imiug memoir m our dmr
Utlicr, falber in-law, «nil |jt!iiiill«llitr, »no
departed tlc- lifo cw tim Will Üciolier, U«.i.|
(Inacrtcd ly hi« ihuglitur, hou-Ui-lie
vraurhildrcn, A, und J. «îoulord, ul VjludttonO
BO LD EUAN.-J II ead arni locing memory cf
lltnry VenUnnuil poldewan, w)u> d\ii)rlui
t)|ls lile un Ullin October, WU.
Ouvertcd ley his luring Kirenia, idetcrf md
lrotU1.1t.)
EADIE.-In wi hut loving mcniury ol our
dear nw anti brother, V.rica uno dcjsirlcd
tala lit. nilli October, leal.
JHrvrr oun rm iicarti forget
The kurrowa ol thc |ia*i,
fer grit! Ut lett li» «Jeep a wound,
TO* pah? mutt always last .
OaatTted- by hut liivin? parema, brother*, and
cibler.)
CAMiat.-In loi ina: memory cl my dear
pottier, who departed linn We October Kai),
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, up to 3 Lines,
4/- per insertion; Verse or Overspace,
6d. per Line Extra.
IN MEMORIAM.
FRANZWAY.—In fond and loving memory of
my dear father, William Franzway, who de-
parted this life October 25th, 1925.
Sadly Missed.
(Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-
law, Winnie and William Brighton, Bundaberg.)
FRANZWAY.—In loving memory of our dear
father, father-in-law, and grandfather, who
departed this life on the 25th October, 1925.|
(Inserted by his daughter, son-in-law, and
grandchildren, A. and J. Genford, of Gladstone.)
BOLDEMAN.—In sad and loving memory of
Henry Ferdinand Boldeman, who departed
this life on 25th October, 1922.
(Inserted by his loving parents, sisters and
brothers.)
EADIE.—In sad but loving memory of our
dear son and brother, Eric, who departed
this life 25th October, 1924.
Never can our hearts forget
The sorrows of the past,
For grief has left too deep a wound,
The pain must always last.
(Inserted by his loving parents, brothers, and
sister.)
CARTER.—In loving memory of my dear
mother, who departed this life October 25th,
PERSONAL NEWS. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 25 October 1926 [Issue No.19,399] page 6 2019-08-18 12:56 Among the visitors staying at tue
Leichhardt Hotel are MesBrs. D. E. Don-
kin and P. Donkin (Msteor Downs),
Sir. M. Beak (Wilangi), Mr. It. A.
Stobo (Etau Park).
nt thc Leichhardt Hotel include Messrs.
I). K. and F. fitirratt (Tilpal), Mr.
W. H. Adama (south). Mr. W. Beal
Knox and K. Walker (south).
Mrs. Milton Gale left for {Sydney by tho
Mesera. Murdo and Hugh M'Kcnzie
week-end and aro staying at the Cri-
Messrs. H. P. Miles and Roy Thenp-;
son, who have bein staying at the. Cri-j
terion Hotel, left for thc south in the j
wcck-ciid. j
been staying at tho Criterion Eotcl,
have gillio to Ktnu Park.
Mr. J. Knight left for lue west yes-
terday-. Ho has hedi staving at thc
Criteiinn Hotel.
Among the visitors who httvo been
staying nt the Commercial Hotel ore
Mrs. \V. Marlin (Yeppoon), Mr. J. C.
O'Shnnesy (Kabra), Mr. M'Phail
(sou'.lit. '
lita»in,. ut th" Commercial Hotel
inc Mr. rnd Mrs. 15. Coolami t\c]\
I» on I, Mr. IL Craig (Macki ??), Mr. H.
II. Leggatt (north). Mr. V. ,T. Lilia
(west), Mr. .1. Martin (Emerald ).
j t.'-n Saturday afternoon Miss Alexa
I Kenna, n-sisled hy her motlier, Mrs.
¡.I. Keimn. anil her pister, Misa Kaney
Keiiiui, entertained a few of her friciulB
prior lo lier relnn. to Sydney, en route
to Xew Ymir. Tea wits serwil on tim
vrr;iinbitiK, where red nnd whit o car-
inii bum vero used fm- decorations..
Among the. invited guests went Mes-
dames I". II. Malien, li. H. Wd-, L.
Omen, N. Muthern, Misses l'lorouci
?Mirier, Kiiicl fmrnu, Heryl White, Jenn
mid 1-Milh ILillon, Jeshio'(ïeiUles, Dinna
Kityrjiai rick. Ail-« Hobertcon, Mary
Iîeililns, Wynne lfii zpntriek.
Among the visitors staying at the
Leichhardt Hotel are Messrs. D. E. Don-
kin and P. Donkin (Meteor Downs),
Mr. M. Beak (Wilangi), Mr. R. A.
Stobo (Emu Park).
at the Leichhardt Hotel include Messrs.
D. E. and F. Stirratt (Tilpal), Mr.
W. H. Adams (south), Mr. W. Beal
Knox and F. Walker (south).
Mrs. Milton Gale left for Sydney by the
Messrs. Murdo and Hugh M'Kenzie
week-end and are staying at the Cri-
Messrs. H. P. Miles and Roy Thomp-
son, who have been staying at the Cri-
terion Hotel, left for thc south in the
week-end.
been staying at the Criterion Hotel,
have gone to Emu Park.
Mr. J. Knight left for the west yes-
terday. He has been staying at the
Criterion Hotel.
Among the visitors who have been
staying at the Commercial Hotel are
Mrs. W. Martin (Yeppoon), Mr. J. C.
O'Shanesy (Kabra), Mr. M'Phail
(south).
Staying at the Commercial Hotel
are Mr. and Mrs. R. Coulson (Yep-
poon), Mr. R. Craig (Mackay), Mr. R.
H. Leggatt (north), Mr. F. J. Ellis
(west), Mr. J. Martin (Emerald ).
jOn Saturday afternoon Miss Alexa
Kenna, assisted by her mother, Mrs.
J. Kenna, and her sister, Miss Nancy
Kenna, entertained a few of her friends
prior to her return to Sydney, en route
to New York. Tea was served on the
verandahs, where red and white car-
nations were used for decorations.
Among the invited guests were Mes-
dames P. B. Maries, R. H. Leeds, L.
Cowan, N. Matheson, Misses Florence
Maries, Enid Cowan, Beryl White, Jean
and Edith Hutton, Jessie Geddes, Diana
Fitzpatrick, Ailsa Robertson, Mary
Geddes, Wynne Fitzpatrick.
RANDOM REFLECTIONS. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Saturday 23 October 1926 [Issue No.19,397] page 10 2019-08-18 11:40 chivalrous affection which it inspired.|
But these relied ions vero origiuutcd
by another bird moro ituportaut, dis-
astrously important 1 fear, than other
milich 1 saw in my backyard tho other
morning. It waa a little brown
raacal with which also in my boyish
years I had au intimate acquaintance;
the house-sparrow, now becomiug cum
' earliest jobs was to scare Murks of its
, with a shot-gun and a flask of powdar.
1 waa not permitted to use shot, with
whirji 1 would have been more likely
to ¿amago myself thau tho sparrow.
1 an sorry for the cake of our gardwi
'"" cr« and householders generally to seo
thu little wretches making themselves
at home among us, for when thc ii num.-1
bera becoino larger they viii prove wry (
destructive. As their name indicated,
they haunt human dwellings, ami arc
never found far away froiuythciu, i rum
wheoco they have been justly described
as parasites. They cat any sort of
small .grain or soft fruit, sud thc little
(lock 1 observe is quite at borne in a
mulberry tnt, where they get tho fruit
. for dessert after having llicir main ie
psst on the fowls' feed, for they are
not in tho least afraid tu share the bi','
birds meals, infecd, it ls their uno
gano» which is their most striking
characteristic. They ore very pugnaci-
ous, and we lioys delighted" to catch
two mala birds, cut mimic cockscombs i
of red paper or cloth, fasten ono upon
each of their Leads and start a minia-
which tho phrenologists call combative-
ness, bodes no good for our small na.
live birds, such as thc fly-catehcr and
' magpie lark. The native »inls sra
generally solitary or in pain, whereas
the sparrows congregate in email
flocks. I regret to say that thc sparrow
baa no good qualities that I know ot
I
I to balance its bad ones, lt has no son/,
j hut merely u chirp, and it is hardly a
thing of beauly ¡ia regards simps or
I plumage. Apart from (be dosi niel iou it
«oil:.: upon crain and fruit crops, it
I is ti]l lo bc ¡j uui>::aee about :i home.
I \ nck'hliour ef mine i~ busy just now
hoarding np tko ca» cs ul his house be.
iau-e tho spai ions ari' building tie ir
nests nuder thc roof. 1 do not suppose
! it wollM be possible to litoCOViT how
'bo si':i'"o\. lir-i »anio into Australia.
Hat-, miee, and other \criuii, uliiih
cotieeal themselves nliciut ships «ere i.u
doubt ii II ni \ ÍI rd guests, IHIL Hie spar-
row nrnt ba\e li:.lelilieratcly iu
tri'dii.cd by soma thoughtless - person.
So far ¡is i know it is the only llritish
wibi hird which hus bwimo uoeliioii
liscd in A ii-11 lia, ¡md il is just about
the most undesirable immigrant of ¡is
sort wo could Inno bsd. J.' thought of
suggesting that tho City Council shou'l
pro-lnim a war of extermination
'ugíiinst thc pests befoic they become
more numerous. Hut \ fear thc result
would only bo a waste of publie morn y.
for they aro linnly established in I bi-
sontin rn cities, ami if our climate n.it?
their constitutions, ns ,'t .-collis likely
to do, it will n <piiiv inore energy limn
our lit v lutlicio jKiL-nesb lu get rid
of theil.'.
Fortunately thc destruction they arc
likely to work in the present rlagc ot
our rural industries is nut likely tu be
ruinous, l do not think they ii.uhl
do Milch damage to maire, almost i.u.
tmly pruin «'iop, mid if they spicud into
Ihe hush the» iniist contine, (lu-iusclie:;
to tho hoinevlcails, where, no doubt,
tiny wiil prove nuisance enough. I »ii;
¡is much concerned, hu»i'»ci, about
their influence, upon mir nul ive lind i
as any economic dunluce they uuiy
cause. Already, 1 fnny, the lark ¡iud
the Hy-c.iRhcr are lest, rnniiiioii- in our
streets than they used tu be, and tiny
were making themselves quite nt home
among us. I wish I could interest s
feie of our young men in (bc preserva-
tion of our native hirds, which scctu
likely lo have a unit) baltic for their
evil inllueuivs ¡is sctlleinent progresses.
numerous, and »cry varied in ila
character. We have not only rcprc.
scnlativcs of most of the species wilie",
exirt in otbir parts of thc »lurid, bul
also soma which arc quite peculiar tu
Australia, euch as the kickabil!la, ami
1 am sure our Iuds would bud Hie st lid»
inf them and thu observai iou of tlu-ii
jhihits a »cry pleasant recreation. ^ *'
i also baie our »ircne and our robins
our b»»«llo»»s and our Inuvks, but \cn
'little U known ulionl them, lt is sure!;
¡lime »vc made nuue dbut to remedí
this stale of aflaits. Thc uin.itei.i
photographer would lind slimding bud
with his cunera ¡i plca-aiitcr occupa
timi t'iiaii lisie;: a idiot-gnu. niel thc rt
suits iiiiubl prove more »nluuhiY u
w»'l| :»s mure iiitc'.'cslii'g.
chivalrous affection which it inspired.
But these reflections were originated
by another bird more important, dis-
astrously important I fear, than other
which 1 saw in my backyard the other
morning. It was a little brown
rascal with which also in my boyish
years I had an intimate acquaintance;
the house-sparrow, now becomiug com-
earliest jobs was to scare flocks of its
with a shot-gun and a flask of powder.
1 was not permitted to use shot, with
which I would have been more likely
to damage myself than the sparrow.
I am sorry for the sake of our garden-
ers and householders generally to see
the little wretches making themselves
at home among us, for when their num-
bers become larger they will prove very
destructive. As their name indicates,
they haunt human dwellings, and are
never found far away from them, form
whence they have been justly described
as parasites. They eat any sort of
small grain or soft fruit, and the little
flock I observe is quite at home in a
mulberry tree, where they get the fruit
for dessert after having their main re-
past on the fowls' feed, for they are
not in the least afraid to share the big'
birds meals. Indeed, it is their arro-
gance which is their most striking
characteristic. They are very pugnaci-
ous, and we boys delighted to catch
two male birds, cut mimic cockscombs
of red paper or cloth, fasten one upon
each of their heads and start a minia-
which the phrenologists call combative-
ness, bodes no good for our small na-
tive birds, such as the fly-catcher and
magpie lark. The native birds are
generally solitary or in pairs, whereas
the sparrows congregate in small
flocks. I regret to say that the sparrow
has no good qualities that I know of
to balance its bad ones, lt has no song,
but merely a chirp, and it is hardly a
thing of beauty as regards shape or
plumage. Apart from the destruction it
works upon grain and fruit crops, it
is apt to be a nuisance about a house.
A neighbour of mine is busy just now
boarding up the eaves of his house be-
cause the sparrows are building their
nests under the roof. I do not suppose
it would be possible to discover how
the sparrow first came into Australia.
Rats, mice, and other vermin, which
conceal themselves about ships were no
doubt uninvited guests, but the spar-
row must have been deliberately in-
traduced by some thoughtless person.
So far as I know it is the only British
wild bird which has become acclima-
tised in Australia, and it is just about
the most undesirable immigrant of its
sort we could have had. I thought of
suggesting that the City Council should
proclaim a war of extermination
against the pests before they become
more numerous. But I fear the result
would only be a waste of public money,
for they are firmly established in the
southern cities, and if our climate suits
their constitutions, as it seems likely
to do, it will require more energy than
our City Fathers possess to get rid
of them.
Fortunately the destruction they are
likely to work in the present stage of
our rural industries is not likely to be
ruinous. I do not think they could
do much damage to maize, almost our
only grain crop, and if they spread into
the bush they must confine themselves
to the homesteads, where, no doubt,
they will prove nuisance enough. I am
as much concerned, however, about
their influence upon our native birds
as any economic damage they may
cause. Already, I fancy, the lar, and
the fly-catcher are less common in our
streets than they used to be, and they
were making themselves quite at home
among us. I wish I could interest a
few of our young men in the preserva-
tion of our native birds, which seem
likely to have a hard battler for their
evil influences as settlement progresses.
numerous, and very varied in its
character. We have not only repre-
sentatives of most of the species which
exist in other parts of the world, but
also some which are quite peculiar to
Australia, such as the kookaburra, and
1 am sure our lads would find the study
of them and the observation of their
habits a very pleasant recreation. We
also have our wrens and our robins,
our swallows and our hawks, but very
little is known about them. It is surely
time we made some effort to remedy
this state of affairs. The amateur
photographer would find shooting birds
with his camera a pleasanter occupa-
tion than using a shot gun, and the re-
sults might prove more valuable as
well as more interesting.
RANDOM REFLECTIONS. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Saturday 23 October 1926 [Issue No.19,397] page 10 2019-08-18 11:20 RANDOM REFLECTIONS, j
Ry "SANCHO." I
t'orne (¡mo «po ono ol nur tra h i";
made a kindly remark about (ho in-
terest his boys look in my relied ions
on tho elora ami cons' 'Huilons lint
I have chotea a subject this week
which I am sure (ho noys, mid 1 hopo
grown-ups os well, will lind i|iiiln III«
attractive es e\en (Int grand topic, lt
il tba comparatively humble subject of
birds. I'crhaps it in been nus tboio
rrcatures aro to tiiiläk« ourselves in
their structure and their habitu thal
they havo such a fus. iti.itiun lor hov»
all the world over, though (he feeling,
I regret to say, ia not always a kindly
one. Indeed, tho first thought Vilich
. a bird excites in some youthful minde
is thot of u pea-ri ll«', or, in humider
cases, a sling »nd a stone. My first
acquaintance with tho feathered tribe
Was made ou thc other sido of tito
world moro years ngo than I care to
recall, end. naturally I have forgotten
many of them. lint, there uic sonic
which remain ns clem ¡y imprinted in
my memory as ever, such us (he sky.
lark, which has inspired nut a few
poets, and the quauit, homely robin
redbrpatt, which always turned up nt
tho Iiousc-dot.r in hard winters look-
ing for crumbs, to disappear into (lie
wilds again when thc wnrni weather
came back. Hut I nm turo (hut if a
plebiscite had boen taken of us school-
boys as to tho most popular of all thc
bird«, neither of those favourites Mould
have won. Tho victor would have, bini
i tho little jenny wren, a tiny < rentu'e
scarcely larger (han sonic of ocr
Queensland grasshoppers. I cnn.ot
say that tho wren had any s|iocjiilly
admirabl* points, it was simply- lite,
fact that it wos tho very smallest nt
all tho birds which accounted for thc
chivalrous affection which it inspiicd. |
RANDOM REFLECTIONS.
BR "SANCHO."
Some time ago one of our teachers
made a kindly remark about the in-
terest his boys look in my reflections
on the stars and constellations. But
I have chosen a subject this week
which I am sure t boys, and I hope
grown-ups as well, will find quite as
attractive as even that grand topic. It
is the comparatively humble subject of
birds. Perhaps it is because those
creatures are so unlike ourselves inn
their structure and their habits that
they have such a fascination for boys
all the world over, though the feeling,
I regret to say, is not always a kindly
one. Indeed, the first thought which
a bird excites in some youthful minds
is that of a pea-rifle, or, in humbler
cases, a sling and a stone. My first
acquaintance with the feathered tribe
was made on the other side of the
world more years ngo than I care to
recall, and, naturally I have forgotten
many of them. But there are some
which remain as clearly imprinted in
my memory as ever, such as the sky-
lark, which has inspired not a few
poets, and the quaint, homely robin
redbreast, which always turned up at
the house-door in hard winters look-
ing for crumbs, to disappear into the
wilds again when the warm weather
came back. But I am sure that if a
plebiscite had been taken of us school-
boys as to the most popular of all the
birds, neither of those favourites would
have won. The victor would have been
the little jenny wren, a tiny creature
scarcely larger than some of our
Queensland grasshoppers. I cannot
say that the wren had any specially
admirable points, it was simply the
fact that it was the very smallest of
all the birds which accounted for the
chivalrous affection which it inspired.|
POLICE COURT. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Saturday 23 October 1926 [Issue No.19,397] page 8 2019-08-18 11:14 j lu the Police Court yesterday Arthur
.Castles, a young man, tras charged with
, having been found drunk in licst-slrect
' and also with having made use of oh
[ soeno language on th« «ame occa. iou.
I. Tho defendant, who plaided guilty, lia.',
nothing to say io extenuation of hie
cjnduet. He »RS discharged for
drunkenness, bul tined fl, in default
three days' imprisonment, on tho second
i charge. ? A rirst offender who was
I charged with having been found drunk
Iin East-street, foiled to ap|>ear, and bis
bail, 6s., was ordered to be. estreated.
In the Police Court yesterday Arthur
Castles, a young man, was charged with
having been found drunk in East-street
and also with having made use of ob-
scene language on the same occasion.
The defendant, who pleaded guilty, had
nothing to say in extenuation of his
conduct. He was discharged for
drunkenness, but fined £1, in default
three days' imprisonment, on the second
charge. A first offender who was
charged with having been found drunk
in East-street, failed to appear, and his
bail, 5s., was ordered to be estreated.
Family Notices (Family Notices), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Saturday 23 October 1926 [Issue No.19,397] page 8 2019-08-18 11:10 Wtl'ü vVT-LL,-In tad but levine; mftmery ot our
.ear dater, ria Ivy. « bo departed thu lite m
ard October, mt.
Kew cain our Lan rta forget
tl» antiwi nf toe hart.
For (riot baa loft too depp a wound,
Slw pain m pat ajweye la*-1
ffl avail i il by ber I orina: atetar* and brothers-in
law, J, uv) K. Loraaa «od F. aun) C, OoMemaa.)
BC/IHri LIX.-In lorine; tnemory of our dear
.Maa-, Daley. «ho departed thia life October .
SH, UK.
A draarlfal inoei, ? painful Mow,
Ob May, 401% tn miaa you tn :
Only thoa» «bo ba vp teat am able ta (ell
Tte pi tn that ie fe tb in oot .njiec fare areli. |
Overfed by FU»I ul tilca: ttrtcoU.
Briahane.)
DALBY.-In I art nf manorp ot mr dnar hui
tmnd, Hula] Dalry, «bo departed thia Ilia,
Ititi October, 1PΫ.
I taftts aH and tbink of yoi, dear Dan, «rhrn
I un all «lorn.
For memory la tba only thine; that crier can
all Ita «wu.
I tUak ot yo« ii silence, no «ye* may arc me
.nap :
Sut deep wttMn ny beut year memory 1 will
IMO.
<lnarrted fey bia lorine artie nod family.)
UWS.-Jmm OnleatuK, woo died at Sierra I
Leona, ard October. WIS.
. B.LJP.
(Inserted fey bia lorine latber.)
BOTHWELL.—In sad but loving memory of our
dear sister, Daisy, who departed this life on
23rd October, 1925.
Never can out hearts forget
The sorrows of the past,
For grief has left too deep a wound,
The pain must always last.
(Inserted by her loving sisters and brothers-in-
law, J. and E. Lomas and F. and E. Boldeman.)
BOTHWELL.—In loving memory of our dear
sister, Daisy, who departed this life October
23rd, 1925.
A dreadful shock, a painful blow,
Oh Daisy, dear, we miss you so;
Only those who have lost are able to tell
The pain that is felt in not saying farewell.
(Inserted by Ethel and Mick Driscoll,
Brisbane.)
DALEY.—In loving memory of my dear hus-
band, Daniel Daley, who departed this life,
24th October, 1924.
I often sit and think of you, dear Dan, when
I am all alone,
For memory is the only thing that grief can
call its own.
I think of you in silence, no eyes may see me
weep;
But deep within my heart your memory I will
keep.
(Inserted by his loving wife and family.)
CURRIN.—James Celestine, who died at Sierra
Leone, 23rd October, 1918.
R.I.P.
(Inserted by his loving father.)

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