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‘Relationship and Love’ : The Teaching of Dr Ginibi John Barnes , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 32-39)
Anecdote and Anthropomorphism : Writing the Australian Pied Butcherbird Hollis Taylor , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , Summer vol. 1 no. 2011;
This paper surveys textual references to the Australian pied butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis). We begin with my initial encounter with this songbird (in re-worked excerpts from the book Post Impressions), and then expand our review to aboriginal stories, historic ornithological reports and field guides, informal stories, archival Australian periodicals, children’s literature, literary references, and composers’ texts. Many of these reveal the tension between the superlative pied butcherbird vocal abilities and their ferocious hunting prowess. The paper shuns neither anecdote nor anthropomorphism as it attempts a new mode of interspecies narrative. I argue that anecdotes can contribute to an understanding of this understudied songbird. In inventorying pied butcherbird textual references, we find that our stories about them are ultimately stories about us as well—anthropomorphism seems to be an innate human proclivity. Reflecting on the lives of animals is of psychological, intellectual, and metaphysical significance for humans.
London's Books : A Visitor From New Zealand Gives His Impressions of The Sunday Times Exhibition Donald Cowie , 1937 single work prose travel
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 9 no. 1 1937; (p. 8)
With Man and Beast in the Dead Heart : A Land Where Whites Still Seek Elbow-room 1936 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 2 January 1936; (p. 10)
H. H. Findlayson, the honorary curator of mammals to the South Australiah museum
The Red Centre J. P. Grossmann , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 February no. 27 1936; (p. 14-16)

— Review of The Red Centre : Man and Beast in the Heart of Australia H. H. Finlayson 1935 single work prose
The Red Centre J. P. Grossmann , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 February no. 27 1936; (p. 14-16)

— Review of The Red Centre : Man and Beast in the Heart of Australia H. H. Finlayson 1935 single work prose
London's Books : A Visitor From New Zealand Gives His Impressions of The Sunday Times Exhibition Donald Cowie , 1937 single work prose travel
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 January vol. 9 no. 1 1937; (p. 8)
With Man and Beast in the Dead Heart : A Land Where Whites Still Seek Elbow-room 1936 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 2 January 1936; (p. 10)
H. H. Findlayson, the honorary curator of mammals to the South Australiah museum
Anecdote and Anthropomorphism : Writing the Australian Pied Butcherbird Hollis Taylor , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , Summer vol. 1 no. 2011;
This paper surveys textual references to the Australian pied butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis). We begin with my initial encounter with this songbird (in re-worked excerpts from the book Post Impressions), and then expand our review to aboriginal stories, historic ornithological reports and field guides, informal stories, archival Australian periodicals, children’s literature, literary references, and composers’ texts. Many of these reveal the tension between the superlative pied butcherbird vocal abilities and their ferocious hunting prowess. The paper shuns neither anecdote nor anthropomorphism as it attempts a new mode of interspecies narrative. I argue that anecdotes can contribute to an understanding of this understudied songbird. In inventorying pied butcherbird textual references, we find that our stories about them are ultimately stories about us as well—anthropomorphism seems to be an innate human proclivity. Reflecting on the lives of animals is of psychological, intellectual, and metaphysical significance for humans.
‘Relationship and Love’ : The Teaching of Dr Ginibi John Barnes , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 32-39)
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  • Central Australia,
  • 1930s
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