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Twenty-Eight

twenty-eight

The Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) is a parrot native to Australia. Except for extreme tropical and highland areas, the species has adapted to all conditions. The call of the Twenty-eight has been described as “strident”. The name of the Twenty-eight Parrot is an onomatopoeic derived from its distinctive ‘twentee-eight’ call.

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Tuart

tuart tree

Eucalyptus gomphocephala is a species of tree, also known as Tuart, in the genus Eucalyptus. Native to the southwest of Western Australia the tree grows to over 35m tall. As a result of its value as a timber, most of the tuart forest has now been cleared. The only remaining tall tuart forest is the Ludlow Tuart Forest now protected by the Tuart Forest National Park.

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Magpie

magpie

The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. With its long legs, the Australian Magpie walks rather than waddles or hops and spends much time on the ground. Its complex, musical, warbling call is one of the most familiar Australian bird sounds. In Denis Glover’s poem The Magpies, the mature magpie’s call is described as quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle.

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Gloucester Tree

Gloucester Tree

The Gloucester Tree is a giant karri tree in the Gloucester National Park of Western Australia. At 72 metres in height, it is the world’s tallest fire-lookout tree, and visitors can climb up to a platform in its upper branches for a spectacular view of the surrounding karri forest. Only 20 percent of visitors climb to the top of the tree; most make it only part of the way before turning back.

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Tingle

red tingle tree

The Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) of south west Western Australia is one of the tallest trees in the state and can measure up to 16 metres round at the base and grow to a height of 60 metres and live for up to 400 years. Forest fires often act to hollow out the base of the trees creating a large cavity. They are found primarily in Walpole-Nornalup National Park, where they are featured in the Valley of the Giants skywalk

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Macchi Trainer

Macchi Trainer

The Aermacchi S-211 is a jet-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI Marchetti as the S.211. Some 60 aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world. Some 60 aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world.

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Buttercup

Hibbertia Grossularifolia

Hibbertia grossulariifolia is a prostrate shrub species that is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It spreads up to 1.2 metres in diameter and has yellow flowers which appear between August and December in the species native range.

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Red-Tailed Black cockatoo

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), also known as Banksian- or Bank’s Black Cockatoo, is a large cockatoo native to Australia. The species is usually found in eucalyptus woodlands, or along water courses. They are seed eaters and cavity nesters. As such, they depend on trees with fairly large diameters, generally Eucalyptus.

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Wandering

Wandering

Wandering is a town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the state capital, Perth. The area’s name, although an English word, appears to owe its name to a local Aboriginal word, “wandooin”, after the wandoo or white gum tree that is prevalent in the area.

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Noongar

Wagyl

The Noongar are an indigenous Australian people who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia. Their country extends from Jurien Bay in the north to Esperance on the southern coast, and east to Ravensthorpe and Southern Cross. Noongar people live in many country towns throughout the south-west as well as in the major population centres of Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Geraldton, Albany and Esperance. Many country Noongar people have developed long-standing relationships with wadjila (white) farmers and continue to hunt kangaroo and gather bush tucker (food) as well as to teach their children stories about the land.

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