Baker, Sidney J., 1962, My Own Destroyer: A Biography of Captain Matthew Flinders RN, Currawong
Publishing Co., Sydney.
Prof Joubert, now retired and living in the Melbourne suburb of Kew, designed Zeus II, a Currawong
31, which was overall winner of the 1981 Sydney Hobart, as well as other yachts that have won their divisions in the 628 nautical mile ocean classic.
Other birds, such as the currawong
and galah, have increased greatly, a factor seen by Recher as further evidence of ecological malaise.
The next group to recover was not so much guild-based as residency-based, with the winter resident Little Raven Corvus mellori, Pied Currawong
Strepera graculina, White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis and Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla all returning within the first three years, with the latter two being most noticeable on the transect.
Shipping Central, Ashley Reed and Michael Spies' well-sailed Beneteau 40.7, and the 30-year-old 1981 winner Zeus II, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron commodore Jim Dunstan's Currawong
30, looked outside prospects, as did Victorian Bruce Taylor's MB&D 36, Chutzpah.
They found that the pied currawong
, emu, Australian magpie, satin bowerbird and black-faced cuckoo-shrike, were all tong distance seed dispersal agents.
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, Pied Currawong
Strepera graculina), including the migratory Topknot Pigeon Lopholaimus antarcticus that reaches its most south-western distribution limit in this study area (e.g.
Third place went to another past winner, the Currawong
30 Zeus II, which took top honours in 1981 for owner Jim Dunstan, currently the Commodore of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.
Neville, Australia's Coloured Minority: Its Place in the Community (Sydney: Currawong
Publishing Company, 1947): 11.
Among the courageous smaller and older boats again taking on the rugged race south, which generally means five or six days at sea and a couple of southerly fronts, are Berrimilla (Alex Whitworth), the Navy's Lady Penrhyn, Sorine (Ben Adamson), which recently won the PHS division in the Lord Howe Island Race, Red Rock Communications (Chris Bowling) and, of course, Zeus II, the Currawong
30 that Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Commodore Jim Dunstan sailed to an IOR victory in in 1981.
When she's not being an ACF Councillor you will find Margaret in her favourite place in her back garden that she shares with skinks and currawongs
, or getting around on her electric bike which she says is "efficient and healthy and like being 12 again!"