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I’m greeted warmly at the museum by two volunteers I’d met at the wall launch and they ask what I’m working on. When I tell them about my essay and interest in Wybalenna, they write out a whole reading list of books on the subject of Aboriginal history on Flinders Island. 832 more words


Notes from Rivendale #2

We were coming home late one night last week and turned into our driveway and who should be bumbling along but our own wombat! He’s a big old fellow, thankfully mange free and a tough dirt miner. 287 more words

Weird Fact Of The Day 09/18/2014

After a long, hard day of doing next to nothing, Queen Elizabeth II usually unwinds with a pint of Jim Beam, and a meal that could consist of either lime-sauteed penguin, grilled quarterhorse with scallions or BBQ wombat with grits.

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Giant wombats and kangaroos are talk of the town

It has been 10 years since an excavation team attempted to uncover the mystery of giant wombats and kangaroos at a site in regional Victoria, and in an effort to generate discussion about the unsolved mystery, a community art project is underway. 186 more words

Happy Birthday, Patrick! He's the World's Oldest Wombat

Patrick (featured previously) celebrated his 29th birthday this week at his home in Ballarat Wildlife Park.  He was feted with special treats and oodles of attention. 57 more words

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Jackie French News August 2014

Our wonderful author, and Australia’s new Children’s Laureate, Jackie French writes a blog post each month with news about her books, events, but also with recipes, gardening tips and updates on her own real life wombat visitors! 2,916 more words

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C.O. Wishes Patrick The Wombat A Happy Birthday!

“URGENT! I learned that Patrick, the world’s oldest wombat, is 29 today! Send him a carrot already, will ya? See Patrick on FB!” -Shirley. 15 more words