100 years ago, this man discovered an exquisite parrot thought to be extinct. What came next is a tragedy we must not repeat

McGregor, Russell (2021) 100 years ago, this man discovered an exquisite parrot thought to be extinct. What came next is a tragedy we must not repeat. The Conversation, 10 December 2021.

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Exactly 100 years ago tomorrow, a bird that had been relegated to extinction made a comeback. The exquisitely beautiful paradise parrot was rediscovered by Cyril Jerrard, a grazier from Gayndah in Queensland’s Burnett district, on December 11 1921.

Item ID: 71155
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
Keywords: Extinction; Paradise Parrot
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Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2021 21:52
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history @ 50%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430307 Environmental history @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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