I am not used to a loud and repetitive call by a currawong at 4am. Twice over the past month, the call has woken me up and other times when I have been only half asleep. It is not an unpleasant sound, not like the evil koel, but gee it is loud. You can hear some of the variety of calls a currawong makes at this site, http://soundslikenoise.org/tag/currawong/
This was written a couple of weeks ago and not finished but since then for the first time in my knowledge we were visited by a currawong.
Kurrajong? It is a tree, a place in New South Wales and in West Australia and the name of a hotel. Former Prime Minister Ben Chifley eschewed staying at The Lodge in Canberra, instead preferring the Kurrajong Hotel, or Hotel Kurrajong as it is now known.
Last week I needed to have my tax returned prepared and instead of using the accountant we inherited from a previous accountant, no matter how nice she is, I decided because of the rising charge to have my tax statement prepared by one of the large specialist chains and it was a wise choice with the fee being half what I paid the previous year. As a new client, it took about 40 minutes, but should I return next year, maby 20 minutes. They also have an online facility too, which I may look at next year.
Relevant to Kurrajong? Well yes. The office building I attended is called Kurrajong House and externally it is quite nice.