Women speak out on cat fracas

By Kimberley Schloss. The two women at the centre of a mid-ceremony disturbance at the recent funeral of Cutie the Curlew have spoken out in defence of their cat. Mrs Jayne Paronella and her daughter Ebony Mallon (above right) of Mount Sheridan were asked to leave the event after their cat, Edith (above left), leaptContinue reading “Women speak out on cat fracas”

Mourners flock to farewell Cutie

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. From Botswana, from Birdsville and from Brinsmead they came. From the families of Pelecanidae, Phoenicopteridae and Thurston they came. Over the canefields, from the swamps and through the McGregor Road construction-site they came. They drove, they crawled, they flew, they walked. And yesterday, they cried and squawked. On an unseasonably wet dayContinue reading “Mourners flock to farewell Cutie”

Internet explodes over curlew death

By Kimberley Schloss. Starting with a tweet by Kirriana wear a mask (above), the Twittersphere has been awash with grief, vitriol and indignation over the reported death of a curlew near a Trinity Beach barbecue yesterday afternoon. As the evening wore on, more and more disturbing information came to light about the deceased bird, whoContinue reading “Internet explodes over curlew death”