Seems about once a year that a kookaburra will come and have a look around, here, in the backyard, where I sit in this granny flat, at my computer.
When we first came to Australia, going to the cinema was such a big deal and the kookaburra laughing, at the beginning of the newsreel, before the cartoon and the main feature is a good memory.
De kookaburra lacht (The kookaburra laughs) Brieven van een emigrant (letter from a migrant), was written by Koos Schuur and was a collection of letters which he sent to friends in the Netherlands, on the topic of his life in Australia, between 1951 and 1963.
I wish I still had the aerogrammes that I sent my Oma Mul (My father’s stepmother) covering the period between 1956 until the late seventies!
Elsewhere on Redbubble, I have commented on the reports that two journalists, not long out of the Netherlands, are sending to the Netherlands (In particular, the Volkskrant).
It’s all so subjective!!! Even though the Mediabureau journalists describe themselves as down-to-earth Dutchmen, or nuchtere Hollanders, they’re human and observing and understanding a different culture takes time.
Coming from a different culture and not from Mars, it’s so hard to be objective!!