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The Garden of the Lost Cooee single work   poetry   "A few there be have found it, but not all"
Alternative title: The Garden of the Lost Coo-ee
Issue Details: First known date: 1941... 1941 The Garden of the Lost Cooee
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  • Epigraph: The voice of the koel is indeed one of the most notable of bird-utterances, its chief feature a full-throated Coooeee and an equally resonant Too-wong .... melodiously contralto calls which, by reason of their vowel-stress, contain an echo of 'the moan of doves in immemorial elms.' It has been suggested that the distinctively Australian cooee had its origin in the voice of this bird. - A.H. Chisholm, Nature Fantasy in Australia.

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