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The sad story of Truganini

Some years back now, Merrilyn and I ferried the caravan across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from the mainland to Bruny Island, below Hobart, south east Tasmania, to look for two rare birds, the Swift Parrot, and the Forty Spotted Pardalote. Bruny is really two large islands, totalling 362 square kilometres, with a long sandy spit joining them, called The Neck, along which the road travels.

The island is rugged, heavily clothed with varying degrees of eucalypt fore

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