By Dianne Wolfer
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Luke asked. Dad turned to Luke and held his shoulders. ‘Luke,’ he said quietly, ‘there is no glory in killing. Starlings are beautiful and intelligent creatures. The men here can spend days hunting one bird. ’ My brother seemed confused. ’ ‘I’ve told you, Luke, they’re pests, like rabbits and foxes. They were introduced by homesick settlers last century and now they’re taking over the country. ’ 56 He paused. As I listened, I was surprised by how passionately Dad was speaking and also by how serious he was.
I sighed, thinking how our lives had changed. I wished Maria was here now, but she didn’t even know we’d moved. I’d meant to tell her, but somehow never got around to it. I went back inside and chose one of the postcards f rom the Cocklebiddy roadhouse. It showed the Eucla sandhills devouring the old telegraph station. I hadn’t been there yet, but it looked interesting and Maria would like it. I picked up my pen and began writing. 52 September 3rd Dear Maria, I’m sorry that I didn’t have a chance to talk to you before we left, but Dad’s taken a new job at a place called Eucla (out on the Nullarbor).
I hadn’t been there yet, but it looked interesting and Maria would like it. I picked up my pen and began writing. 52 September 3rd Dear Maria, I’m sorry that I didn’t have a chance to talk to you before we left, but Dad’s taken a new job at a place called Eucla (out on the Nullarbor). We’ve just arrived here after an endless trip. It’s so faraway — almost 1500 km!! Mum hit a kangaroo just west of town. It was hurt and we didn’t know what to do, but as we stood there dithering, it jumped up and hopped away.